Sunday, 28 January 2018
When we study what Jesus taught, it is obvious to me that He came to make us “unoffendable.” Consider: He says that if someone slaps you on one cheek, offer him the other (Luke 6:29). He said to love our enemies and bless those who curse us (Luke 6:27-28). What He’s really doing is showing us how an unoffendable heart of love overcomes all adversity. We pray, “Lord, I want to change.” To answer our prayer, He sometimes must put us in situations that perfectly offend us. The offense itself awakens our need of grace. Thus, the Lord precipitates change by first offending the area of our soul He desires to transform. He does not expect us to merely survive this adversity but to become Christlike in it. Ask Joseph in the Old Testament: the land of offense became the land of his anointing and power because he possessed an unoffendable heart. He never stopped trusting God in spite of the injustices and trials he faced. Listen my friends: the destiny God has for us unfolds or withers at the junction of offense. How we handle offense is the key to our tomorrow. Don't worry of the situations you are in. it shall be okay! “Those who love [God’s] law have great peace, and nothing causes them to stumble” (Psalms 119:165). Lord, grant me that new creation heart that can walk as Jesus walked through a world of offenses without stumbling. I want to see everything as an opportunity to pray, everything as an opportunity to become Christlike. Lord help me to interpret offenses as opportunities that lead to transformations. Grant me, Lord Jesus, the pulse and beat of Your unoffendable heart. Amen.
Friday, 26 January 2018
Positive thinking simply means making the conscious choice to focus on things that make you happy, rather than obsess about the things that don't. We all have negativity in our lives. We all have our personal challenges, fears, disappointments, and stressors. We all have things we'd like to improve about our lives. But we also have plenty of wonderful things in our lives and in the world around us that we take for granted because we're too busy complaining about the other stuff. When it comes right down to it, your attitude is simply a habit, whether positive or negative. You are used to thinking about things in a certain way, so you continue doing that - even if it doesn't serve you and makes you miserable. Changing your attitude from negative to positive can create so many wonderful changes in your life, including stress reduction, easier healing, a greater sense of well-being, better relationships, better quality of sleep, greater success in whatever you do, and much more. Even better, you don't have to overhaul your entire attitude in one day to reap the benefits of a positive thinking practice. You simply have to start with one little thought at a time. If you're ready to start practicing the power of positive thinking more consciously in your own life, here are a few easy ways to start: Don't complain; praise! When you catch yourself starting to complain about someone or something, immediately switch gears and think about someone or something you can praise instead. Complaining only sets you up to notice more things to complain about. Praising sets you up to notice more wonderful things to praise. Turn fear into love. If you get caught up in fearful thoughts, immediately turn them around by focusing on people and things you love. Also be sure to spend a few seconds thinking about WHY you love them. This gets positive, soothing energy flowing and moves you into a much more expanded, uplifted state of mind, which makes those fearful thoughts seem a lot less scary. Swap despair for gratitude. When things aren't working out for you, it's easy to feel frustrated and disappointed, which casts a dark shadow over your entire life. A good way to get out from under this cloud is to focus on things you feel grateful for. Run through the many blessings in your life, no matter how small and insignificant they may be. Within minutes, you'll start realizing how blessed you are and how much you truly have to be grateful for. Yes, the frustration might still be there, but it will be far less pervasive than it seemed at first. Be deliberately optimistic. If you tend to be very focused on all of the things that could or will go wrong, start deliberately flexing your optimism muscles every chance you get. When you catch yourself saying something like, "This meeting is going to be a disaster" - stop right there and replace that thought with a more optimistic outlook: "What if this meeting could go beautifully? I like that idea!" A special note about optimism: Some people avoid being optimistic because they're afraid they'll be disappointed if it doesn't work out the way they hope. The key to avoiding disappointment is to stay relaxed and detached about the outcome. Make a firm decision to be optimistic, but remind yourself that you can handle any outcome, no matter what happens. These are very simple yet effective things you can do to practice positive thinking on a daily basis. Just keep making a conscious decision to set aside negativity for awhile and focus on something better. If you do this repeatedly, you'll start noticing that not only do you feel better, but everything in your life starts to seem a little less "blah" and a little more "ahhh". And the effects get stronger the more consistently you work on it. www.mugambipaul.com
Sunday, 21 January 2018
A man married a beautiful girl. He loved her very much. One day she developed a skin disease. Slowly she started to lose her beauty. It so happened that one day her husband left for a tour. While returning he met with an accident and lost his eyesight. However their married life continued as usual. But as days passed she lost her beauty gradually. Blind husband did not know this and there was not any difference in their married life. He continued to love her and she also loved him very much. One day she died. Her death brought him great sorrow. He finished all her last rites and wanted to leave that town. A man from behind called and said, now how will you be able to walk all alone? All these days your wife used to help you. He replied, I am not blind. I was acting, because if she knew l could see her ugliness it would have pained her more than her disease. So I pretended to be blind. She was a very good wife. I only wanted to keep her happy. Moral:- *Some times it is good for us to act blind and ignore one another's short comings, in order to be happy* *No matter how many times the teeth bite the tongue, they still stay together in one mouth. That's the spirit of FORGIVENESS. Even though the eyes don't see each other, they see things together, blink simultaneously and cry together. That's UNITY." May the Lord grant us all the spirit of forgiveness and togetherness*. 1. ''Alone I can 'Say' but together we can 'talk'. 2. "Alone I can 'Enjoy' but together we can celebrate 3. 'Alone I can 'Smile' but together we can 'Laugh'. *That's the BEAUTY of Human Relations. We are nothing without each other* The razor blade is sharp but can't cut a tree; the axe is strong but can't cut the hair. *MORALS*; *Everyone is important according to his/her unique purpose,Never look down on anyone unless you are admiring their shoes Share to educate someone. Have done my part.