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Few Things you never heard about David and Goliath Story

David and Goliath.
A familiar story.
We have learned it, acted it and preached it yet sometimes we missed some key observations from the story.
Often the final conclusion we derive is “Small people can win over the Giants”.
We often associate Giant Goliath with strength and David as weak with no weapons.
But it is the opposite of what we thought tells Malcolm Gladwell, writer and master story teller in his TED talk based on his book. He explains the back ground of the story as well as brings out some important observations.
By the way, Malcolm ignores “God’s part” in the story for the success of David. And we know that God gave the victory to Israel through David.
However,here is a good lesson of observation of the text and collecting additional information to understand the context of scriptures to interpret it.
You can watch the video (15 minutes) or read the full transcript

What do you think about this interpretation? Do you agree?

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How an Indian went to all 245 nations of the World by trusting God

Unbelievable, an Indian!
Hold on.
We have heard many great stories of faith, but most of the time it will about a westerner.
I always wondered where are the stories of faith of Indians who trusted God.
The story of Benny Prasad is inspiring. He traveled to all the countries of the world with an Indian passport and faith in God.
His principle was simple: No Asking, No loans, No debt, No credit cards. Go when God provides the finances.
His story testifies again that God can use “useless” people for His glory and honor.
Listen to the talk he gave to YWAM team the need to trust God for all our provisions.God will provide for anyone who trusts him.

God of Abraham, Moses, Elijah, Paul, George Mueller,,, Benny Prasad still lives.
God is waiting for working on a behalf of those who trust him.
Will you be the one?

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Why Should you make Resolutions and Do it?

We all make resolutions.
Some wait for a new year, others after a conference or a seminar.
But majority of us fail to do it.
Some of us reminding ourselves of our early failures hesitate to make any more resolutions.
John Piper in this teaching video (11 minutes) clarifies these questions based on 2 Thess 1:11-12
Should Christians make resolutions?
How can we continue to do it?
What should be the goal of making resolutions?
If you haven’t made any resolutions yet, watch this video and make some resolutions.

“How do you make resolutions? By God’s grace. Through faith in God’s power. For God’s glory.” John Piper


Here is the video link

If you have decided to make some resolution here are 9 action steps from Rick Warren in two parts.
Part One: 4 steps to make goals
Part Two: How to get it done.

What resolutions are you going to make?

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A Good Advice from a Dad to Handle Personal Conflicts

It’s true.
Some relationships are difficult.
They are like thorns always poking and painful.
But how can we handle such sore personal relationships.
John Maxwell’s dad modelled and taught him this lesson, which he writes in his blog.

“You see, in every interaction, there are three roads that we can take:

1. The low road, where I’m out to get you,

2. The middle road, where I’ll basically treat you as you treat me, and

3. The high road, where I’ll treat you well regardless of how you treat me.

When I was younger, I watched my dad, time and time again, treat people well, no matter what. Often that meant he treated them much better than they treated him. As a young person, I sometimes wished that he would fight for himself more, that he would exercise his rights more. But he didn’t. Instead, he consistently traveled the high road in every relationship. He gave way. He let things go. He forgave. He loved people anyway.

I remember once hearing a man ask Dad his opinion of a man who had spoken badly about him.

“I think he’s a fine man,” Dad said.

In response the questioner said, “Well, he’s said a lot of terrible things about you! What do you say to that?”

The high road, where I’ll treat you well regardless of how you treat me.

I’ll never forget Dad’s response: “You asked me what I thought of him, not what he thought of me.”

I didn’t understand how valuable that habit modeled by Dad was as a young person, but now I see the wisdom of the high road. Here it is: When you treat people better than what they deserve, you don’t carry emotional baggage. Why? Because taking the high road allows you to let go and move on. Taking the high road involves acceptance and forgiveness. It means loving someone enough to treat them better than they might deserve.”

Are you ready to take the High Road today?

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Why Steve Jobs Restricted his Children using Technology?

Let’s face it.

Steve Jobs created Apple computers, iphone and ipad.

But he restricted his children using it.

Like him many other tech wizards do that.

But we and our children are enslaved by them.

According to McAfee’s Tweens, Teens & Technology India Report 2014, young people are spending online more than 5 hours in a week. Every concerned parent should read this report to know the dangerous trends among teens in India using the technology.

Tim Elmore, who is a youth educator in his blog writes how should we use technology wisely and how our children should be restricted from using them.

If our current addictions to our iPhones or other devices are any indication, we may be setting our children up for incomplete, handicapped lives—devoid of imagination, creativity and wonder—when we allow them unlimited access to screens.

He also gives three steps to leverage the technology which can enable them to grow with them.
You can read the blog article here.

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