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Personal Reflections


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    If you are anything like me then I can safely guarantee that you have been wronged many times over. Most of the times it is by the people we love, cherish and trust. That is why exculpation (to clear of guilt or blame) can become very painful. Maybe because we confuse it with condoning the wrongs committed against us. Many times we convince ourselves that the person who has wronged us doesn’t deserve our forgiveness. What is important is to realise that forgiveness has nothing to do with others and ALL to do with us because it is the forgiver that benefits from this act, not the forgiven. However, it’s important to let go and forgive. Here are some reasons why you should forgive with freedom no matter what the offense.

    Awake From Your Slumber

    “And do this, understanding the present time.  The hour has come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed.” (Romans 13:11)  Paul exhorts us to wake up from our slumber or sleep. Medical science also provides a lot of insights about sleep.  Rapid Eye Movement sleep is when brain is active, while body is inactive.  This is the normal sleep.  Non–Rapid Eye Movement sleep is when body is active, brain is inactive. In the spiritual life of a Christian it is possible to fall asleep.  Like Jonah we could fall asleep in disobedience. Like Samson, we could loose our spiritual vitality by being in the wrong place with wrong people.  The Lord calls us to awake and be alert. 

    Practical Faith

    Why do people make the calling of God some out-there, super-spiritual, phenomenon? Calling in simple terms is obedience and faithful allegiance to God. It stems from a relationship with God—not own merits. Calling is so often misunderstood . . . the way God is working on my life, I may not know what my 'calling' is until my death. I am finding out more and more that I do not need to sit around and wait for a calling to do something such as helping out in a ministry for the time being or going on a short-term mission trip. Get out there and God will guide you. I want to go to different places just for the experience and opportunities. That is when God speaks to you and you grow in Christ and become a more mature person.

    Jude - Genuine Christianity

    Ashish Joy writes a rather strong arguement in 'Jude - Genuine Christianity'. In today's culture, Christianity has been somewhat distorted and the fear of God lacking among many. Feel free to share your feedback in part one of this two-part essay.

    The Good Life

    With post-modernism settling well into our culture and the wealth of conflicting belief systems in the world, many believers especially teenagers feel they are inadequately equipped in presenting the gospel. What then is the best arguement or the best defense for our faith?
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