In my childhood days, we lived in beautiful place surrounded by mountains. Though the commute was really difficult and the hair pin curves we had to take to reach the top made me sick to my stomach, the view from the top was just worth the trouble. There was a place at the top of the mountains where all the vehicles will stop and take the time to enjoy the view of the valley. And every time we were there, I remember telling my mom ” The place we came from never looked like this down there, but definitely is beautiful from up here”. Isn’t it so true in our lives too? The view of the valleys from mountain tops are always greener and lush but when you are in one of those valleys, the view is not much interesting down there.
It is true that salvation is free. There is nothing to be done in one’ s part to receive salvation. Everything is done and paid in full by Jesus Christ on that cross. When we believe that and accept Him as our personal savior, we receive this TREASURE. But in this process, there is an exchange involved. It’s an exchange of ‘all that I am’ for ‘all that Christ is’. This exchange happens as we realize that nothing in us, nothing about us and nothing we have can make us worthy enough to receive this precious treasure. We read about a wealthy ruler who came to Jesus and asked about eternal life. When Jesus asked him to sell everything and then come and follow him, He was not demanding anything from the other side. But Jesus knew that there are possessions that he value more than anything else in life. What if Jesus asks the same to us…May not be riches…but something that you hold on so precious in life. Are you ready to count it all loss? Read More
Do you carry a dream of God? Are you conceived with a promise from God? In this journey between conception and birth you might go through many pits of betrayal and misunderstandings. Remember that nothing can destroy the seed that God has put in you…circumstances, people, the plots of the enemy..the four walls of man made boundaries…nothing can stop you from receiving what God has purposed for you. Don’t give up on your promise just because your circumstances are unfavorable. Be still in this wait and trust God to work for you. To Read More