Preach it

Got thrown out of a coffee cafe tonite for opening the Bible and preaching the Word of God to my friend. Apparently according to one customer “believers can’t preach in CCD”. I don’t know who he is, or what he wanted. And lets not get into the “how dare he”. Lets pray.

We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies. For we who live are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh.

Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted,—2 Timothy 3:12

Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in that name.—1 Peter 4:12-14, 16

for as it is written in

Romans 8:35-39:

35Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

36Just as it is written,
FOR YOUR SAKE WE ARE BEING PUT TO DEATH ALL DAY LONG;
WE WERE CONSIDERED AS SHEEP TO BE SLAUGHTERED.”

37But in all these things we overwhelmingly )conquer through Him who loved us.

38For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers,

39nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Things to do before 31st Dec 09

Things to do before the Dec 09.

1. Double up the HC in commited list.

2. Get better on the bass guitar.

3. Grow a full beard.(yes, it was on the 22nd of my 21st list too, 98% done!)

4. Find out about you know who.!~!

5. Convince Christine to hold a cockroach in Canada. (I dream big right?)

6. Get eben to stop saying “you might never know”

7. Finish atleast one DVD without any errors.

8. Praying for an acoustic guitar.

9. Go to the next level.

10.Praying for my own laptop or an SLR Camera.

11. Attend Sabi’s Wedding.

12. Buy a gift for Mom and Dad for their 25th Anniversary.

13. Bless my closest of close.

14. Make another list for the 22nd of my 22nd.

Things I’ve finished in my earlier 22nd of 21st list.

Things to do before the 22nd of my 21st.
1. Find out how many people find “hugs for no reason” as inappropriate. Not many.
2. Learn to ride a scooty. This one is invalid.
3. Grow a full beard.
4. Wear a pink shirt, to show the people that I can change. Done. Dec 31st.
5. Get Christine to hold a cockroach.
6. Get eben to stand in front of Christine Holding a
cockroach.
7. To learn the Bass Guitar and start playing
in Church for the LORD.
Jan 4th
8. To master the Acoustic and to sing along in the right
pitch. And start playing For the LORD.

9. To get my breakthrough. Done
10. To get my own laptop/ SLR Camera.
11. To write a script for an ad. Wrote two.
12. To come up with our Church’s Logo.
13. To get two laptop teams for Church.
14. To get Bavan married.
15. To get Chris(my brother) to grow his hair.
16. To work my way up in the Kingdom.
17. To improve on my literary skills.
18. See if I still like Zombie Girl and whether God has
answered me.
Conclusion:I dont like her anymore.
19. Start my own House Church.
20. Get min100 crowns from the Lord.
21. Buy a gift for Mom and Dad on their Anniversary.
22. Try and Drift in my Car. Done.
23. Give a huge offering to the Lord.
24. Buy something for all my friends.
25. Visit Assam and Delhi and also Sikkim.
26. Make another list for the 22nd of my 22nd.
(will add some later)

You can make a difference

I ride to work everyday, even when I dont have work I am usually on the bike. I can safely say that Indian roads are to be experienced and learned.

Breaking a traffic signal is of no value today. It only costs 100 Rs to get away. Lesser if you want to bribe the official.Trust me, the only time you will NOT consider breaking it , is if you seen cops right in front of you or you have seen too many cops on that particular day to keep you alert.
Im not saying that I dont ever break signals. But I dont do it anymore. And if you catch me doing it, slap me.

I’ve noticed this. If everyone else is breaking the signal you will too even if you aren’t a regular at it.It is very easy to go with the flow. “Why are you doing it? I dont know. Because everyone else is.” For some it doesnt even matter if there are cops, they run away.

Its very difficult to stop at the signal when everyone else is breaking it. Even more to do so before the white line which is drawn before the zebra crossing.

But when you DO stop, you’ll witness a miracle. Don’t bother about the fool honking behind you to get you to break the signal. Wait for the signal to turn green. Suddenly you will see motorists stop too. Why? Cuz one of them saw you do it. And then everyone starts to stop for the signal.

My point is this- If a normal action of following normal logical laws can influence others to do the same, HOW MUCH MORE when you start living for Jesus Christ. How much more when you show Jesus in your life. Dont break God’s laws. Be an example to others.

So are you ready to make a difference today? Start with a smile.

What are your standards?

The past one week God has been reminding me how different a world we are living in. I bet everyone of you has heard or have been preached to the following  line “be in the world but not OF the world. ” As I go out of my house and interact with the World I’m amazed to see how the World has compromised on God’s standards! And why wouldnt you be? If I am not convinced or convicted that Pepsi is not good for me why would I stop drinking it? I wouldn’t right? So in the same way if people are not convicted about certain issues they wont change. So it would be great if phony religious people would stop telling them what to do and start getting right in their own lives first.

Anyway back to the World and God. In the Bible we see that God repeatedly puts his standard higher than the World. God knows better than our modern scientists who figured that AIDS and STD’s come in when you  have sexual intercourse with multiple partners. So God keeps  his standard. Why? Not that we can please Him only, but so it will be good for us. How many times have we read in the Bible “so that it will go well with you”? 

Today it is ok if you want to go on a trial and error spree with the opposite sex. Hey you’re young and this is the time to enjoy life right? A close friend asked how I am going to get all the practice at kissing if I am only going to do that after marriage. I have all the time AFTER marriage to practice on one mouth. I kinda like the idea of that. 
It is ok if you want to have premarital sex as long as you do it with protection. Here take your pick – condoms, contraceptives and what not methods! 
It is ok if you have a girlfriend/boyfriend but you still look lustfully at the gorgeous girl or that hunk when you pass the road. Why, I’m only looking arent I? Not like I slept with him/her or anything like that. Remember David? It took only one look from his window to get him to commit adultery and then murder. I’m not saying everyone will kill but the Bible says that even if we look at a woman/man and sin in my thoughts then I have already commited adultery.
It’s ok to drink socially. I’m not getting drunk at all. Besides its the etiquette to drink a sip at parties and get togethers.
It’s ok to lie to get others or myself out of trouble. If something good comes out of my lie why not?
It’s ok if that rickshawguy or the store clerk gave me 10 bucks extra. Not my fault. He should have checked anyway.

Tell you what the Bible says ITS NOT OK! 

Today’s Times of India front page shows a picture of Obamma looking at the “booty” (as they call it) of a young woman as the French Prez Sarkozy peeks on. Of course the media had a field day with it. I dont know about Obamma but I do care about my life. I care that I live according to God’s standards, not the World’s. 

What are your standards? The Bible or the Agony Aunt Column?
I’m not perfect. But I keep The Bible as my Standard.

My Update for May

 

So here is what I have been upto.

 

1. I studied for all my exams.

2. Wrote all my exams. Some were good. some were ok and probably one was bad.

3. I now have a chastity ring, for all who dont know what one is, It is a ring that you wear that symbolizes your intention of staying singleminded on the one partner that God has prepared for you. No, it is NOT cool to put it on your finger and see if it fits you.

4. Getting better on the Bass. Need to practice more.

5. Was back @ Zombie girl and now I’m out of it too.

6. Trusted God for a financial breakthrough and got it. Twice. Praise JESUS!

7. Trusting Him for the impossible. Someone once said “Aim for the impossible,so that without God you cant do it at all.” Oh this is impossible all right. Well atleast without Him.

8. I got a Job. I work for the Church now, in the Media team.

9. My Dad is coming down next month. Mostly Im getting a new Pc. Or a laptop if I am lucky. Really lucky.

10.I’ve cut down on Pepsi. Trying to stick to ‘once a week only’. God is faithful.

11. I have a dentists appointment tomorrow.

What happened on the 22nd of March?

I want everyone who reads this to know the truth. You may ask – What is truth? Pontius Pilate asked the same question two thousand years ago. The same question rings today in the mind of men who walk the earth.Standford university says it aptly- Truth is one of the central subjects in philosophy. It is also one of the largest. Truth has been a topic of discussion in its own right for thousands of years.

My friends listen to me. This is Truth that happened on the 22nd of march. I’ve heard it happen, I believed without a shred of doubt when I heard it so, I’ve seen the after effects after it happened so, but I had never seen it with my very own eyes.

Acts 9:v 34″Aeneas,” Peter said to him, “Jesus Christ heals you. Get up and take care of your mat.” Immediately Aeneas got up. v35 All those who lived in Lydda and Sharon saw him and turned to the Lord.

Today in Church during service I saw a man walk in with crutches. He is an ordinary man, only he couldn’t walk on his own. While we worshiped God he came in the front and started to walk, run and Praise the God of the Heaven and Earth. He was healed instantly just as Aeneas was. I’ve seen the blind see, I have seen the deaf hear, I have seen people with spectacles completely healed of their defective vision- my brother is a living testimony of this. That man went home not on his crutches but on his legs- the way God made man to walk!

Isaiah 53:
v 5 But he was pierced for our transgressions,
he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was upon him,
and by his wounds we are healed.

As I saw God doing the same acts he did as Man on this earth my heart lept with un-told Joy and Praise! I could not contain it. I had to tell this to everyone. Jesus can heal you.And If you go and read the rest of Acts chapter 9:32-40, you will read of A woman named Tabitha or Dorcas being raised from the Dead by Peter. Jesus can even raise the Dead. All power and authority has been given to Christ Jesus, who died for mine and your Sin. Trust in Him today. He knows you.

This is the Truth – John 14:6
v6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Things to do before the 22nd of my 21st.: UpDated.

Things to do before the 22nd of my 21st.

1. Find out how many people find “hugs for no reason” as inappropriate. Not many.

2. Learn to ride a scooty. This one is invalid.

3. Grow a full beard.

4. Wear a pink shirt, to show the people that I can change. Done. Dec 31st.

5. Get Christine to hold a cockroach. 

6. Get eben to stand in front of Christine Holding a

cockroach.

7. To learn the Bass Guitar and start playing 

in Church for the LORD. Jan 4th

8. To master the Acoustic and to sing along in the right

pitch. And start playing For the LORD.

9. To get my breakthrough.  Done

10. To get my own laptop/ SLR Camera.

11. To write a script for an ad. Wrote two.

12. To come up with our Church’s Logo.

13. To get two laptop teams for Church

14. To get Bavan married.

15. To get Chris(my brother) to grow his hair.

16. To work my way up in the Kingdom.

17. To improve on my literary skills.

18. See if I still like Zombie Girl and whether God has

answered me. Conclusion:I dont like her anymore.

19. Start my own House Church.

20. Get min100 crowns from the Lord.

21. Buy a gift for Mom and Dad on their Anniversary.

22. Try and Drift in my Car. Done.

23. Give a huge offering to the Lord.

24. Buy something for all my friends.

25. Visit Assam and Delhi and also Sikkim.

26.Make another list for the 22nd of my 22nd.

(will add some later)

A plea, written by me

 

I think I can

I think I will

Eby Eby

Please be forgiving me

 

I was such a Phool.

To take you so Cool

on a matter of the Dil

please understand still

 

How can thou be so mean 

in the season of

wee and glee

you see, I even changed my display

to a picture of you and me

For the previous drew was just a farce

so now come on fast fast.

 

Why can you and I

in this beautiful journie

go back to the days of Phraandship

Surely you have heard that it is indeed the BAST SHIP.

 

So once again I ask you

(for you) even go down on mera knee

Phorgive ME!

ANNOUNCEMENTS!!! HEAR YE HEAR YE!!!

It’s 1st Decemeber and if you have known me long enough you will definetly know that this post is not about World Aids day. Its about Christmas. Last year I went into “Chrismas Cheer mode” and I dont see why I shouldn’t this year too. So all those who are going to be around me or even remotely talk I warn you, NO BROODING, NO CRYING, NO BITCHING, NO I HATE CHRISTMAS TALKS and ESPECIALLY NO BUNKING CHRISTMAS PARTIES! 

Come on people CHEER UP! ITS CHRISTMAS TIME!!! WOHOOO!!!! Smile All THE WAY!

Also. There will be surprise tests. So dont you dare fail CHRISTMAS! Remember Santa is watching!

Your A Spirit with a Body.

Youre either living in the Spirit or the Flesh.

If you are living in the Spirit. You are automatically not living in the flesh. And if you are living in the Flesh you are automatically not living in the Spirit. Whether you like it or not.
Jesus told that we cant serve two masters. Who are you gonna be hooked under? I’ve made my choice. Have you?