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Guard Your Light

Have you ever realised that there is a light shining in you?

It is the light that brings hope to the hopeless, comfort to the broken and peace to those who don’t have any peace in them. Yes, it is the light of Christ that shines on you.

The very first verse of Isaiah 61 says, “Arise and shine for your light has come”. If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal saviour and are living in Him, His light is shining upon you.

guard your light

Sadly, many  are allowing the light in them to fade, by moving away from God slowly, sometimes even without their knowledge. From light, their life moves to darkness.

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Living The Way God Wants Me To Live

Years back I had this friend, who had a great impact in my life for quite sometime. The impact was sadly negative. Though she was a good person, there was one thing that ruled her that needed a serious change. It was anger. She would lose her temper for no reason and yell at the top of her voice whenever she does.

Being with her always made me like her. I started yelling too so badly like never before and it took so much of time to revert back to normal even after we departed. The reason I got that nature from her was simple. I was always with her, I kept seeing what she did, It got deep into me and I found myself doing what I had been hearing and seeing.

It is the same with anything that we feed ourselves with. I believe every good or bad thing that we do starts with a simple thought in our minds. And I believe our thoughts are mostly based on what enters us through our eyes and ears.

During exam times , I can almost predict my dreams I would have at nights. I would dream of problems, diagrams, theory and even the teacher, For that is what I stuff my head with.

Similarly,

If we are going to keep listening to those word of that song that deviates our minds from the way God wants us to live or from God Himself;

If we are going to encourage those Godless talks/gossip with friends;

If we are going to feed our eyes with pictures that corrupt our minds;

If we are going to watch those scenes that we know we should not be watching;

Or if we are going to do anything that we should not have anything to do with,

Then that is what is going to rule our thought life. They don’t fail to have their work in our minds.

Once these thoughts are conceived start dwelling in our minds, then there is no surprise that, as Paul says, we do what we don’t want to do and we do not do what we want to do.

So my dear friend, if you’re a person struggling to live a life you know you should be living, the way god wants you to live, holy and pleasing unto Him I encourage you to make sure you do the following;

1. Do your best to keep away from those books, songs, movies, talks, pictures or anything that leads you away from you Creator. Make sure they don’t even exist around you, as much as possible, so that you will not be tempted by them all the more.

2. And the best way… Fill yourself with what is good, with the Word of God. God’s Word has power and life. The more we read and meditate on His Word, the more we are inclined to God and do what He wants us to do.

Romans 12.2 says,

 Do not conform any longer to pattern of the world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind.

This transformation in our minds can happen only by through the Word of God. By meditating on it day and night.

Once our minds are renewed and our thought life is according to His Word, then living a holy life, a life according to God’s will slowly falls in line.

How are you benefited by this post? Have you been struggling to live a God-pleasing life? How did you overcome? Leave your comments below and encourage the other readers.

Overcoming Hurt



“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again. Rejoice.” 
Philippians 4:4

Well, I was reading this verse when I was going through a tough time. I couldn’t help, but say to myself ” I do want to be happy and I do want to rejoice in the Lord. But then, my situation seems so pressing that I feel its impossible to do what I actually want to do. I just can’t do anything but sit alone and cry about it.”

I found myself too hurt, too lonely, with no friends around, and the people I thought will help me made things even worse for me.But that’s when I decided to go to the feet of God and cry out to Him, asking Him for help for coming out of this hurt.

Here are few things that God reminded me to do, that day as I cried to Him, which helped me. He knew my exact problem and gave me the right solution for coming out of the pain that I was in.

1. Go to God, Cry to Him, Ask Him for help.

It is good to talk to people when we are hurt, but then many times it doesn’t help. And there is just one person who can understand us completely, which is God.  So run to Him first. Go ahead and let Him know your pain. There are no secrets between you and God.

2. Forgive.

Ask God to help you forgive the person who has hurt you, for we pray ” forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.”
We will not be forgiven if we don’t forgive others. Always remember, no one has hurt us more than how much we have hurt God. If God forgives us, we should be all the more willing to forgive each other.

3. Pray to God and Thank Him

Philippians 4:6
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”

Don’t be anxious about everything. Just let God know your requests and thank Him for all that He has done for you. The more we thank God, the more we will be blessed and will enable us realize how good the Lord has been in our lives. Thanking Him works like magic.

4. Be Gentle

Philippians 4.5
“Let you gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.”

When we are hurt, we tend to hurt others, especially the person who has wronged us. But here the Bible teaches us that we need to be gentle. This is possible when we really forgive them, which we can, if we constantly keep asking for God’s help.

5. Know that the Lord is near.

The same verse (Philippians 4.5) says that the Lord is near. Even as we are hurt and long for love, we should remember that the God, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort is near us and that He will comfort us with His love, so that we can comfort those who are in trouble with the comfort that we receive from God.

6. Fix your thoughts on Jesus


Philippians 4:8
“Finally brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, what ever is admirable, if anything id excellent or praise worthy, think about  such things.”

All these things put together can only denote Jesus. We do know that most of our hurts seem amplified by our thoughts. We keep thinking about them over and over again, eventually making it appear bigger than what it really is. Sometimes we think of things that do not even exist and fall prey to hurt. But, when we fix our thoughts on Jesus, there is an end to all these unwanted hurts that ruin our feelings.

7. Get busy for God

There is no time to sit and worry about small things when we have a higher calling, a calling from God. Let our focus be on God. As Paul says, “put into practice whatever you have learned from me”, let us be more considerate of the Word of God and the work of God, keeping ourselves available for God and living pure lives before God and man.

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