Meek and Lowly Pt-3

Then some began to spit on Him, and to blindfold Him, and to beat Him, and to say to Him, “Prophecy!” And the officers struck Him with the palms of their hands. Mk:14:65


Though the people insulted JESUS, beat him and he was humiliated like no other human ever had experienced before, yet HE never opened HIS mouth. The very Source of life, whose breath was in the people accusing HIM, HIS very creation, HE kept quiet. HE never defended HIMSELF. In fact, if you read in Revelation it says,

From his mouth came a sharp sword to strike down the nations. He will rule them with an iron rod. He will release the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty, like juice flowing from a winepress. Rev:19:15

He is an all-powerful GOD through whom everything was created that ever existed. What humility, what an example of meekness, that’s the very reason HE invites us to learn it from HIM.

28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Mt:11:28-30

I was reminded of the below story which I had read while in college years ago and its a great lesson of how you can learn from JESUS. And when you encounter this humility, it will forever change your life.

St. Francis of Assisi’s ministry begins with this incident, which changed his life completely. GOD changed a rich young man who hated lepers into a meek and humble man whose life drastically

Like most of his contemporaries, Francis felt disdain for lepers and avoided them at all costs. One day, before his conversion, Francis was riding his horse alone in the countryside. As he moved along the road, he caught sight of a leper walking toward him. Francis’ instinct was to turn back or move off to the side to avoid contact with the poor wretch. But Francis instead rode directly toward this man with parts of his face and hands eaten away by this dreaded disease.

Francis dismounted his horse and warmly embraced and kissed the leper tenderly. In his Testament, Francis writes, “When I was in sin, the sight of lepers nauseated me beyond measure; but then God himself led me into their company, and I had pity on them. When I had once become acquainted with them, what had previously nauseated me became a source of physical consolation for me. After that, I did not wait long before leaving the world.” Francis eventually came to realize that he had actually embraced none other than his Lord, Jesus Christ.

Francis soon found himself living with lepers and caring for them. His meeting and embracing the leper was the best preparation Francis could have had for the founding of a new order in the Church, whose highest ideal was to serve the poorest of the poor.

Let us pause and take a moment to just meditate on JESUS’s humility and try our best to follow HIS example by not condemning others, loving those who hate us, doing good to our enemies, making room for mistakes and not judging others.

43“You have heard the law that says, ‘Love your neighbour and hate your enemy. 44But I say, love your enemies!s Pray for those who persecute you! 45In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike. 46If you love only those who love you, what reward is there for that? Even corrupt tax collectors do that much. 47If you are kind only to your friends,t how are you different from anyone else? Even pagans do that.48But you are to be perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect. Mt:5:43-48

GOD bless you!!!

Meek and Lowly Pt-2

“Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls”. Matthew 11:29


Even as we continue to meditate on Meekness lets look at the below scriptures,

Blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth. Matthew 5:5

But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: “God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble”. James:4:6

The Lord lifts up the humble;
He casts the wicked down to the ground. Ps:147:6

He leads the humble in justice, And He teaches the humble His way. Ps:25:9


But the humble will inherit the land And will delight themselves in abundant prosperity. Ps:37:11


gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Gal :5:23

So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; Col:3:12

Throughout the Bible, GOD emphasises on meekness and humility, with the very example being JESUS!

As Colossians:3:12 states, as the Chosen of GOD these are our basic requirements to put on- a Heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.

Let us see a couple of examples from the Bible,

(Now the man Moses was very humble, more than all men who were on the face of the earth.) Num:12:3

Wow, I wish GOD could testify the same about me as HE did of Moses.


Now I, Paul, myself urge you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ–I who am meek when face to face with you, but bold toward you when absent! 2 Cor:10:1

Paul suffered so much for CHRIST that he says, he carried the scars of JESUS on his body.


I love the saying, “Meekness does not mean weakness, but it is the strength under control”.
We can never try to be meek or humble with our own strength, we will need the help of the HOLY SPIRIT and only HE can help us to live a life that reflects JESUS.
How many times have we shown humility when confronted???
Honestly, I have failed many times, but the HOLY SPIRIT is always there to help us in our weakness. With HIS help you can start developing this JESUS’s character.
I have heard this saying from Charles Spurgeon’s message about meekness- He says that, ‘Only an empty vessel can be filled’.
Today empty yourselves and ask GOD to fill you with the same meekness that JESUS had when HE was crucified. And ask the HOLY SPIRIT to guide you and help you every step of life to reflect HIS humility.
Stay humble and let people see JESUS in you!




Meek and Lowly

He was oppressed and He was afflicted,
Yet He opened not His mouth;
He was led as a lamb to the slaughter,
And as a sheep before its shearers is silent,
So He opened not His mouth. Isaiah: 53:7


“Tell the daughter of Zion,
‘Behold, your King is coming to you,
Lowly, and sitting on a donkey,
A colt, the foal of a donkey.’ ” Mathew :21: 5

JESUS left HIS glorious abode to come down to die for all humanity. Whenever I think of HIS birth I wonder why din’t HE chose a Palace or any rich family to be born into. Why did the Great Creator -for whom and through whom everything was created that ever exist not pick a comfy posh place to be born.

All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. John:1:3

Even in HIS birth we can witness HIS humility and meekness. HE chose to be born through a poor virgin girl, HE chose a manger instead of a comfortable house, HE chose the lowest of all places. There was no room for them, the King of Glory was laid in the manger.

And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. Luke :2:7

I can’t even wrap my mind around this thought, how did JESUS do that? I mean if I was in HIS place I would have chosen the most luxurious place on earth and probably the richest family. But HE never sees it that way, HE looks at the heart and for HIM one of HIS characters is meekness.

Meaning of Meek –

Quiet, gentle, and easily imposed on; submissive.
Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. Mathew:11:29


Let us make this our goal in life to ask the LORD to teach us how to be humble and gentle like HIM. The best part is HE is willing and ready to teach, the question is are we making an effort to learn from HIM? We can learn this quality from JESUS by spending more time with HIM and by studying and dwelling on HIS word.

“Blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth”.Mathew:5:5

It is better to be humble in spirit with the lowly Than to divide the spoil with the proud.



Today with the help of the HOLY SPIRIT lets practise meekness.

Have a blessed day!

GOD so loved the world…

GOD so loved

The crux of Easter lies in this one verse,

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John:3:16(NKJV)

Even as I was meditating on JESUS, the cross and what I should write today, the HOLY SPIRIT reminded of the verse John:3:16 and somehow I couldn’t let go of the thought, that GOD ALMIGHTY so so so loved the world and its people filled with flaws, full of sin and so unfaithful and would willingly give HIS only SON to die so that we can have eternal life, that blows my mind away.

In fact, the Bible tells us that GOD had this plan even before HE created the world, even before the foundations of the world was laid. Oh, there is no limit to HIS unfailing Love.

For God saved us and called us to live a holy life. He did this, not because we deserved it, but because that was his plan from before the beginning of time–to show us his grace through Christ Jesus.2 Tim:1:9

So even as we step into this Lent, lets just soak in the very thought that GOD the Creator of Heaven and Earth, The Father of all Creation, The King of all kings whose throne is the Heaven and the Earth HIS footstool, his very breath melts the earth, at HIS voice Nations tremble, Lord of lords, Omnipotent, Omniscient and unapproachable yet revealed HIMSELF to us through HIS beloved Son JESUS to show us HIS unconditional love.

Years ago I heard our Professor say this and its so profound,

“JESUS brought an unreachable GOD into an embracing distance” 

Wherever you are today just feel HIS embrace and know that you are truly loved.

Have a great day!!!GOD bless!


Lent begins…

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Most of us know the meaning of Lent. Heres a definition,

Lent (Latin: Quadragesima: Fortieth) is a solemn religious observance in the Christian liturgical calendar that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends approximately six weeks later, before Easter Sunday.

Through the years I have seen many takeup a fast during Lent like skipping all 3 meals or just 1 meal, or giving up eating meat or alcohol or anything they fancy. More recently I have seen people giving up social networks like Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat etc. Some movie addicts give up watching movies for these 40 days.

Basically, in my opinion, I think giving up favourite things like food and entertainment is a good way to discipline ourselves. Its a great way to exercise selfcontrol and at the same time dedicating these 40 days exclusively to meditate on the sufferings of JESUS and agony of the cross is a great way to feed our Spirit man.

I want to know Christ and experience the mighty power that raised him from the dead. I want to suffer with him, sharing in his death Phil:3:10(NLT)

that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death(NKJV)

I always have wondered what it means to fellowship with HIS sufferings. When you read and meditate on the crucification of JESUS, you will recognize that JESUS not only died physically but HE died in every aspect to his self. We will be meditating more on this during the lent.

But to start with I felt the HOLY SPIRIT put this on my heart, all that GOD desires is obedience from us.

But Samuel replied, “What is more pleasing to the LORD: your burnt offerings and sacrifices or your obedience to his voice? Listen! Obedience is better than sacrifice, and submission is better than offering the fat of rams. I Sam:15:22

Yes all that GOD wants from us is obedience.When we obey HIS word, it shows that we truly love HIM.

“If you love me, obey my commandments.” John:14:15

If you have not planned on what you are going to give up this lent, here’s a list of things you can giveup,

  1. Anger
  2. Lie
  3. Gossip
  4. Bad Mouth
  5. Bitterness
  6. Jealousy
  7. Pride
  8. Ego
  9. Selfishness
  10. Addictions

Dying to one’s self is a great idea to start the lent. Make your own list and try to practise. Once you are sincere to follow through, I’m sure it will become a habit.

Also start practising the fruits of the HOLY SPIRIT,

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things, there is no law. Gal:5:22,23

Lets put extra effort during this lent to willingly exhibit these qualities.

Have a fruitful Lent!!!









Know who and whose you are!

It was an eye opening message I heard in Church and thought it would be wonderful to share it.

Many times we struggle as believers to cope up with our weaknesses and choose to battle them with our own strength. But the best way you can go about your day is knowing “Who you are?” and to “Whom you belong?”

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If you know the answer to these 2 questions, you will never again feel defeated or dejected.

The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.John:10:10

When you are constantly being bombarded with the lies of the enemy or the struggles of day to day life or the complications of relationships, the rock to be rooted in is JESUS and HIS Word.

Devil always tries to steal your joy, peace, time with GOD, health, relationship and everything you value, but he doesn’t have any authority unless you let him to.

“…He was a murderer from the beginning. He has always hated the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, it is consistent with his character; for he is a liar and the father of lies.” John:8:44

Any time you hear discouragement of any sort know that its the liar’s voice. When you are bombarded with all these lies know that,

1.You are the righteousness of GOD

For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ. 2 Cor:5:21(NLT)

For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.2 Cor:5:21(NKJV)

Your Heavenly Father sees you as a “Righteous person” because of what JESUS did.

2. You are precious because of CHRIST

But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.Rom:5:8

GOD knows that we are sinners and we fail from time to time, but every time you repent and go to HIM, HE always forgives and removes our sins as far as the East is from the West. No-one is perfect in this world don’t ever think that your actions will stop GOD from loving you. Your sins or your attitude can never make GOD love you any less.

He has removed our sins as far from us as the east is from the west.Ps:103:12

3.You are a friend of GOD

You are my friends if you do what I command you. John:15:14

Its fabulous to know that the Creator of Heaven and Earth, The KING of kings and the Lord of lords is your Best Friend. I mean the very thought should help you throw your shoulders back and lift your head high and walk in confidence that nothing can ever change “who you are and whom you belong to”???

From today whenever you feel discouraged or good for nothing or a failure, always remember “Who you are” and “To whom you belong”.Give the enemy a black eye!!!

I would like to encourage you to take a printout of this list made by Joyce Meyer of the verses that tell ‘Who you are in CHRIST?’ and read it aloud everyday.

Have a Courageous Day!!!





7 beautiful years!

I will praise You, O Lord , with my whole heart; I will tell of all Your marvelous works.
Psalms 9:1 NKJV

Today my son turned 7!!!

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It has been 7 beautiful and wonderful years for us as a family. It’s just not a day of celebration for us but a day to be immensely thankful for giving us a son and for keeping both of us alive.

This day always brings back fresh memories of Feb 6th of 2012. I thought of sharing it, especially because it was a life and death experience for both my son and I.

It was the early hours of a snowy Monday morning, 3 weeks before the actual due date. My waters broke and I was taken to the hospital for a normal delivery. Just when I was about to push the baby out, mistakenly I was given a painkiller. Due to this, my head started to spin like crazy and my baby’s heartbeat showed NILL on the monitor. The emergency alarm was triggered and around 15 people turned up in the room. Until then, it was just my mom, my husband, and 1 mid-wife were there in the room. The baby was in a serious condition and hence they had to use forceps to take the baby out alive. The situation was so crucial that the things that would usually happen in a normal delivery never happened like recording the time of birth, dad cutting the umbilical cord or even weighing the baby. By GOD’s immense grace and mercy our baby was alive and well.

During this process, they did a 3rd-degree tear and I lost a significant amount of blood and was rushed to the Operation Theatre for surgery. None of us knew the severity of the situation. Never in my wildest dream had I thought that I would be battling for my life after my child’s birth.

They just wrapped our son and left the baby with my husband and mom.

Anael Newborn3

Inside the theatre, I was surrounded by atleast 10 to 15 doctors and nurses. As I was lying there I heard someone speaking on the phone and screaming on top of their voice to get O-ve blood.

There was complete chaos and even in my half conscious mind, I told the doctor standing next to me that my blood group is O+ve and not O-ve. He assured me that I can still be given O-ve blood and its ok. After this I wasn’t aware of what was going on, except that I was drifting off to a deep deep sleep, a sleep like I never felt before, so peaceful.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
Psalms 23:4 NKJV

I had been in the hospital from midnight and hadn’t slept the entire night, so I thought I was obviously tired. Even in all this chaos I was constantly reminded of  my son’s chubby face that I just saw few minutes ago.

After a while, I suddenly felt like someone was calling my name in a distance, and slowly the voice started getting louder and now I could also feel someone pushing the oxygen mask harder and harder on my face, it started to hurt and someone saying there’s no pulse, there’s no pulse. So, I suddenly opened my eyes and pushed the mask away, to my shock I saw a lady’s face just an inch away from my face and she was screaming my name “Alpha” on top of her voice. As soon as I opened my eyes she moved her face away. I saw all these people staring at me as if seeing someone die. The look on their faces was so grave that I took out my oxygen mask and asked “Am I very serious?”. No-one replied to me except that someone pointed out and said “Look colour is returning to her face”. At the same time, 2 people on both sides of my bed were piercing my hands with needles and looking for pulse. After about 2 and a half hours I was brought out of the theatre. Later I came to know that I lost 2.5 litres of blood i.e. nearly half of the blood in my body and was literally about to die. My haemoglobin was 4 and they couldn’t find O+ve blood and hence had to give me O-ve in order to save my life.

I heard of the trauma my husband and my mom were having, as they were clueless about what was going on in the theatre and the chaos they saw. At one point they both thought I was dead.

A few months later at a prayer meeting, 1 of our friends saw a vision where he saw an Angel of death standing next to me and how the BLOOD of JESUS pleaded for my life while I was battling life and death in the operation theatre. JESUS saved my life.

“… You who lift me up from the gates of death, That I may tell of all Your praise In the gates of the daughter of Zion. I will rejoice in Your salvation.”
Psalms 9:13‭-‬14 NKJV

GOD in HIS immense grace and mercy kept me alive to this very day, so I could share with you all, that we are alive for a purpose and not for our own. Unless you and I finish it He will not call us home.

Today know that “You are alive and breathing for a divine purpose and not your own”. When the petty things of day to day life pulls you down, be grateful that you are still breathing and you have a mission to accomplish.

I am so very grateful for the lovely 7 years of my son Anael (meaning ‘Grace of GOD’) and the amazing 7 years of motherhood and the very life GOD has given me.

Be grateful for everything in your life and know that you are alive for HIM and for his Divine purpose!


More to do list…

I found out more things I can actually implement this year in Romans chapter 12, here are few pointers, although the 1st 2 are from Luke.

  1. You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind
  2. Love your neighbor as yourself
  3. Don’t just pretend to love others, really love them
  4. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good
  5.  Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other
  6. Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically
  7. Rejoice in our confident hope
  8. Be patient in trouble
  9. Keep on praying
  10. When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them
  11. Always be eager to practice hospitality
  12. Bless those who persecute you
  13. Don’t curse them; pray that God will bless them
  14.  Be happy with those who are happy, and weep with those who weep
  15. Live in harmony with each other
  16. Don’t be too proud to enjoy the company of ordinary people
  17. And don’t think you know it all!
  18. Never pay back evil with more evil
  19. Do things in such a way that everyone can see you are honorable
  20. Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone
  21. Never take revenge, leave that to the righteous anger of God
  22. Help your enemies
  23. Don’t let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good

Personally I am going to take a printout of this list and hang it in a place somewhere I can read it every morning. It will be a wonderful reminder to start your day.

As you can notice I have taken a verse from Luke: 10:27 and topped it in my list because there’s nothing more important than loving our LORD and making it our top priority.

Have a blessed and fruitful day! GOD bless!

Kick start the New Year with a new you

Happy New Year!!!

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
    his mercies never come to an end;
 they are new every morning;
    great is your faithfulness. Lamentations:3:22-23(ESV)

New Year begins with new hopes, new expectations, new goals, new habits for some of us and for others its just the same routine with another new month. Many of us start making resolutions which we strive hard to keep while some of us don’t bother making resolutions when we know we might fail keeping them.

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Wherever you stand today, know that everyday is a new day and GOD’s mercies are new every morning. Even as we have completed half of January, let’s review ourselves. Let’s take time to reflect on our journey so far.

Personally I always would like to start the New Year as a fresh start for my life. I do acknowledge that I’m quite not good at keeping my resolutions, but I like to try to get better at it. One of the things I like to do is stop carrying the negative things of last year into the new year, things that bothered me, things that made me sad or slowed me down.

Heres a list of things you can focus on getting better this year.

  • Quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to get angry – Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. James:1:19
  • Love unconditionally, specially the tough ones – But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! Mathew:5:44
  • Not to speak anything negative about anyone – Do not grumble against one another, brothers, so that you may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing at the door. James :1:9
  • Stop complaining –  Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. I Th:5:18 
  • Be Patient- Be patient with everyone. I Th:5:14
  • Choose to be happy- Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.Phil:4:4


Try making your own list and challenge yourself to keep them. One of the things that can motivate you is to think of the reward and think about the smile you will bring to the Father GOD.

For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.Phil:4:13

Have a great and productive year 2019!!!


Know your FATHER – PT 3

Millions of books written on the Heavenly Father’s great great love is not sufficient. We can never measure up HIS unfailing love for HIS children. Its hard to fathom and the best thing we can do is just soak in HIS love and reciprocate the same to HIM by obeying HIS commands.
10.He does not punish us for all our sins;
he does not deal harshly with us, as we deserve.
11For his unfailing love toward those who fear him
is as great as the height of the heavens above the earth.
12.He has removed our sins as far from us
as the east is from the west.
13.The Lord is like a father to his children,
tender and compassionate to those who fear him. Psalms 103:10-13
The 13th verse reminds me of a dream I had few years ago. It’s very very personal to me. Before I share my dream I would like to say that there are many controversies around the fact that the Father GOD could reveal HIMSELF to HIS children. The truth is yes, JESUS can reveal to you the FATHER. I just pray that you may have this special encounter or relationship with the FATHER.
Here are some verses to prove,
“My Father has entrusted everything to me. No one truly knows the Son except the Father, and no one truly knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.”Mathew: 11:27 & Luke: 10:22
Those who accept my commandments and obey them are the ones who love me. And because they love me, my Father will love them. And I will love them and reveal myself to each of them.” John: 14:21
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One particular day a few years ago in December I was not feeling well and my son was a toddler and I had guests coming home that day, so I had to cook. Just when I thought I needed some rest before I started my chores, my son started crying and wouldn’t let me sleep. Not sure if it was the pain or the stress or just cause I felt hopeless at that moment, I was so overwhelmed with emotion that I started sobbing. I hope every new mother would agree with me about these overwhelming episodes which we have every now and then.
But this particular evening like never before I cried out like a child and all that came out of my mouth was “Appa” meaning “Father” and “JESUS”. Eventually I was alright and did manage to cook and had a wonderful evening.
That night I had this wonderful dream, I saw myself playing with my Dad(not my earthly Father) and spending time with HIM. And in the dream I tell someone that I have to spend time with my Father and I can’t go with them, wherever they were calling me. I saw myself as a little girl running around and holding His arms.
When I woke up briefly from my sleep, I felt so happy and I asked myself, ‘wait a minute that was not my actual Father, the person with whom I was playing, but why did I call HIM Daddy and why I was I playing with HIM’? The Holy Spirit instantly told me that “It was my Heavenly Father”.
It was absolutely a wonderful experience, words fall short of telling you how I actually felt and the intimacy I have had since then with the Heavenly Father is phenomenal.
HE is always there with you. You might say I have never had such an experience or I feel GOD doesn’t love me the same way. No my friends that’s not the truth, intact the enemy would want you to think so. Remember He has no favourites.
For God does not show favouritism. Rom: 2:11
Our Heavenly Father is waiting with arms wide open for you to just experience HIS unconditional love, feel HIS embrace and hear HIS song He is singing over you.
When you go about your day and you feel you are all alone, know that YOUR FATHER is watching out for you and just lean on HIM.
Know that you are loved by the FATHER!
Shout out loud that “I am my Father’s Son”/ “I am my Father’s Daughter”!!!
Have a great Day!