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DAILY DEVOTIONS
 

  In more than three decades of my Christian life, I have been blest by 2 types of Daily devos' (matter not exceeding 500 words) in universal Christian literature. Not only those Devos' which have a different theme everyday but also the ones which revolve around a certain theme over a period of time, say a fortnight, have richly edified me. In fact, both styles have their own inherent advantages. If the former style caters to the varying spiritual needs of a christian from day-to-day, the latter aims 'to ground' a child of God in a certain subject in order he derives the full benefits of the deep insightful study of a certain topic, spread over a fixed span of time.

In my Daily devo page, I have consciously tried to go in for 'a blend of both the styles' whereby within a constant theme, I would be aiming to focus on different facets of it which admittedly is a closer imitation of the 'Constant theme' style than the 'Varying topics' one.

Having dwelt on the topics
  1. “The Christian journey”
  2. “ The Conquest of Canaan” and the
  3. “Lent season”.

in the previous months, now in the months of April and May, considering that post resurrection of Christ (one of our concluding themes’ you would remember in the meditations of March, was Resurrection), birth of the Church was a landmark event in Biblical history, I want to cast the spotlight on the Book of Acts (which records the birth and growth of the Church). This would ensure to a large extent continuity of thought albeit under the ambit of new subject.

Once again, let me wish you a happy and an edifying read…

Suresh Manoharan




April 20th

Prayer agenda



“Pray without ceasing.”- I Thess 5:17
 
  Having understood the importance and the power of prayer, let’s reflect today on a paramount “prayer point”. Before coming to the point, I indent to make, I want to dwell on the varied reaction to a typical fiery Billy Graham message in one of the revival meetings in Los Angeles, some years back. While many were moved deeply for the better, a cynical fellow-evangelist with the liberal mindset is said to have carped on the “Beloved Billy” taking religion back by 100 years. To which the unperturbed great servant of God is said to have responded with patented wit and insight "I did indeed want to set religion back, not just 100 years but 1,900 years, to the Book of Acts, when first century followers of Christ were accused of turning the Roman empire upside down."

Oh for the first century fervor! While, we have prayed endlessly for so many things, important as they were, have we ever entreated Him to send the First century fire upon all of us? If not, let it be a single point prayer agenda for all our Churches and its members, till a genuine revival sweeps the land!

Prayer:

Father, as lukewarm as our hearts are, at the time of praying, we pray that You forgive us and send the revival, upon Your Church, which You love more than anybody else…yes more than Your ordained flesh and blood servants. In Jesus’ name. AMEN.
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