What Does One Do when.

God gives you a Vision. And that Vision is almost impossible to see right now. From every angle. When everyone around you says it won’t happen. I know God can’t lie. Won’t lie.
But maybe the fault lies with me hearing it correctly?

Update 2019: Yes Oscar, the fault lay in hearing it incorrectly.

A Doubting God

Ever heard of that? A doubting God? Yeah, pretty much like a generous God, Righteous God and Loving God.
Have we? I guessed as much.

There are doubting Thomas’ and doubting Oscar’s. But make no mistake about it, there isn’t a doubting God.
Numbers 23:19 “God is not a man, that He should lie,
Nor a son of man, that He should repent;
Has He said, and will He not do it?
Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good”

As It is written, so It shall be done!
Amen!

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.

What I live for….

The best part of sharing the Gospel is not 

1. That you are fulfilling the Great Commission….. or that you are 2.  the body of Christ on Earth or even the fact that 3.  others get to hear about Jesus’s great love.

Of course all of these are very important and valid……
but the best part of giving the Gospel is that satisfying feeling in your Spirit, knowing that the last 3 hours you just spent talking the truth makes all the difference in the life of that person in eternity. 

So, who did you give the Gospel to today? You’d rather hear it from a blog than from God.

Barca won!

The historic match between Barcelona and Man U was really a historical event. Well, apart from the fact that Barca kicked Man U’s ass and Ronaldo did cry on screen (again) it was for the first time my mother allowed all my friends to stay overnight at my place.

All it took were some Smokin Joe’s Pizza and lots and lots of Pepsi. I’m still shocked that my mother readily agreed to it. No really. She usually doesnt. 

Gina,Paras, Sherin, Eben, Vio, Jonathan, Chris and of cawrse me were there.

And talking about creating History, I didnt sleep at all while the match was on.

here are the pics. Video coming up soon.

Happiness
Happiness

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.

God, who makes things grow.

I was initially going to blog about my dinner with my classfriends that happened on Mondayevening. But something more in terms of importance has come up.After three years of being placed in Dahisar/Borivili , things are about to change.I believethe Lord has used Shannon as a medium to teach/love/correct and encourage us in his Kingdom.

I learned a few days back that Shannon will be moving out as our HC leader and Arun and Samwill be taking over Dahisar and Borivili. Im a bit sad because I will miss the company of who was my mentor for a very crucial part of the begining years. If it hadn’t been for Shan,I would have made a lot of mistakes and if it hand’t been for God I would have had done far greater ones.

I owe a lot to Shan and Farah, but I believe that even though I will miss him in everything I do from now onwards, we have this special bond that will not break just because of this administrative change. Shannon will continue to love and pray for me and I for him and Farah.

Now I look forward to learn and love Arun. Arun and Shannon are not the same persons, so what I learned from Shannon was good, but now I can learn from Arun and Sam, which I think will be good. Basically, we are all under one house, under one shepherd, one Lord all working to further the Kingdom of God. So it doesnt matter if I am under this one or that one.

As Paul writes in 1 Cor 3:1-15
4For when one says, “I follow Paul,” and another, “I follow Apollos,” are you not mere men?
5What, after all, is Apollos? And what is Paul? Only servants, through whom you came to believe-as the Lord has assigned to each his task. 6I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God made it grow. 7So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. 8The man who plants and the man who waters have one purpose, and each will be rewarded according to his own labor. 9For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, God’s building.

10By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as an expert builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should be careful how he builds. 11For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. 12If any man builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, 13his work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each man’s work. 14If what he has built survives, he will receive his reward. 15If it is burned up, he will suffer loss; he himself will be saved, but only as one escaping through the flames.

So be it. Let God be the center of attention in my life and not men of God.

God has a knack of messing up plans for His Greater Good.

To God Be the Glory,Honor and Power , Forever and Ever.
Amen.

just a dot

the sun climbed the day
toward the west
as the world took rest
 a lady lay
on the cold bed of pain and sweat.
Bloodied hands took that was naught
to destroy that was to be brought.

As she fell asleep
in one corner,
the unbehest Figure starts to weep
over the murder
of HIS own dear.

A decade and 7 years on,
i hear the wrong
her sorrow, ringing with mine.

How i wish, i’d know you unborn
foetus,
today i mourned,
the death of my forlorn sis.