How powerful is your Touch?

Colossians 3:5-11
Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. On account of these the wrath of God is coming. In these you too once walked, when you were living in them. But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth. Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator. Here there is not Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised.

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Today our generation is heading to a immoral lifestyle which is subject to convenience and lustful circumstances. Men and women indulge in immoral sexual and inappropriate activities. Uncontrolled emotional spasms leading to mass destruction of sanity and sanctity. Not just of the body but of spirit and mind.

Being a Christian are we on the right track? You may call me ‘gaavaala’ or even cheaper terms but truth is truth! As a born again and baptized christian, have we left our earthly self even after repentance? Be honest to yourself. This post might just be for one person out there reading it. Are you really washed by the blood of the Lamb?

1 Thessalonians 4:3For this is the will of God, your sanctification

Advancement is good. Technology is also good. The new era has come and we need to change accordingly. All of this is fine. But The Word of the Lord never changes no matter if it is 3018. So then is it right to skip few verses from the Bible and just focus on Psalms our whole life and do whatever we please?

Many would disagree saying that Jesus forgave everybody – we are no more sinners but children of God. All this is so true but if you were an orphan, nobody would have really cared as to what you are doing. But once you are adopted to the divine family, even on earth you will be subjected to live morally upright because our Father holds a good reputation he earned in his whole lifetime. So then how much more THE FATHER IN HEAVEN SHOULD EXPECT FROM YOU?

Every one has their own devils to tame like in the quoted part of the bible few are mentioned above. Why am I talking about these things? Well this is specifically for them who think they have a honest connection with God.

No offense but if the Father of Heaven and Earth has given us the power to heal, cast out demons, raise the dead and so on. Let me ask you a couple of questions.

Are you my dear friend practicing any?
Are we not called to preach and make disciples?
Are you able to make a difference that God wants you to?
Are you being real with God?
Is this the life you wished to live after knowing the truth? Life of hypocrisy?
Are you living for people who will cheat you someday? Or live with God who in spite of being cheated will live with you every single day for the rest of your lives?

Dear friend, don’t give away your power of touch which can change circumstances and situations. Your touch can do miracles. Sanctify yourself and repent for our father is amazing and great. Pray for gifts from above. Find your real purpose. You may be working for a company on earth but know your purpose is to serve the creator and owner of heaven and earth.

Hebrews  3:15 it says TODAY if you hear my word.

Today is the day, my friend. Don’t procrastinate GOD. Let God Give you all wisdom and grace to cope up with your struggles and stand up for God. Do share your thoughts and struggles. I’ll definitely pray for you.

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I am no exception everyone has their own weakness but know, “Harder the struggles Glorious the triumph.”

Dr. Mahima John Arul
Inspired by Pastor Arul Thomas
#JesusCallsYou

Have we taken ourselves too seriously?

College story that changed me to think twice before judging. Especially to not judge without being in their shoes.

How do we get to decide whether a person is good or bad? Is it a divine talent from Mars or a self proclaimed judgement? Either ways its not legal or biblical!

To know whether a person is valuable or not we need to understand their context.

Let me tell you a detail from my life which really changed my outlook on people and things.

There was this girl in my college who happened to be in my batch and in the same hostel I lived in. We Were Not Friends! And with the air I had being the topper, in the coolest gang and also the Miss Fresher that year. My Head weight was much more than my actual weight (ohh! that’s such a modest comparison or maybe as much as HULK).

So this girl, whom I won’t name was next level annoying and literally irritating, loud, super slow, and magnificently pathetic. For her introduction at college, she brings an achaar ka (pickle) bottle which has a child’s picture, WHICH SHE SAYS IS HER!

I clearly did not like her because when asked “Who is your favorite batchmate?” she said “ Sabse baast toh Mehima Jahn hai she is my baast frand.” This took a hype and people started teasing me. I sure had lot of head weight then but I used to help people when needed and once I had helped this achaar girl, she declared this statement publicly.

Now, you know the feels, passed out of high school and we never grew up and the teasing and all began sporadically. I stopped seeing her and even IGNORED her for no reason. My friends were in majority meaning there could be only few who were not in our group so it was like some kind of boycotting her.

I felt guilty but chose to do nothing about it. I had passed my judgement.

This achaar girl, 24 years old, comes from a very small town, who due to financial reasons joined med school pretty late. She was the oldest among us. Her family was broke and she was studying on loan. She had done her schooling in Hindi medium and had struggled which I chose to not care about!

The subjects in med school are next level hard and the terms are obnoxious. It’s difficult even for brilliant students. We would burn our brains to mug up, but biochemistry was a subject you could not mug up.

Final exams arrived, and the achaar girl was missing for the past 3 months. Apparently she never came out of her room, she was busy studying, and we gave no heed. Just 2 weeks before the exam she came to my room started crying terribly. I freaked out, gave her some water and asked her to take a seat. I asked her what had happened ( totally distracted by the syllabus I still had to cover).

She wept and confessed that this was very hard for her as she had trouble in understanding anything. She showed me her Human Anatomy textbook and as I flipped through the pages I was shocked! Every word was translated in Hindi with a pencil in the worst handwriting on planet EARTH!

All this while she was buried with a dictionary and google underlining hard words (or all words) and writing them down and learning. I love people who work hard because I myself believe there is no shortcut to success. She asked for help and I helped her. She was a good learner. I used to explain her a topic and she used to by heart it word by word.

Weeks passed, the exams got over and she was super tensed but never came to me again. By then I had began to have a soft corner for her but I still did not care enough to talk to her.

As the results came in, we got the news that the marking was too tough and many students had failed. Only 35 of us had passed and the rest had failed in one or the other subjects.

Mahima John 1st Prof. BDS : Status All Clear. It was a relief. Next I checked for all my best friends. They had cleared too. But most of my batch-mates had flunked and it was like a doomsday in hostel that day. Everyone looked at me as though I had done some crime by passing!

It felt as if all the joy of clearing first year was over, but something even more strange happened. The achar girl had cleared all her papers. She came with a box of sweets and the now famous achar to thank me. I was touched.

I left hostel by the mid of the next year, shifted with my buddies to a good locality to be a day scholar. By then I had lost all touch from my hostel friends.

I used to see my achar friend during the lectures. One year flew by and 2nd prof exams came. I entered the exam hall, heard the gossips “Achaar girl is missing, suna hai she wont write the exam.” I was worried but more tensed for the exam so I waited till the exam got over.

I walked into our Administrative building to ask the administrator about the whereabouts of the achar girl. His response shook my inner being. This girl was detained from writing her exams because her loan for 2nd year was not sanctioned. Now she could only write her exams the following year.

I never helped her. I could have. In fact all of us together could have, but we choose rather to be too proud to stoop down and ask “is everything okay?”

This incident changed me. I never left any chance since then to be humble and to help. Maybe it was the guilt but it helped me to influence everyone around me.

Jesus came down to see the context of the World and then save the World.

Do we see the context of a person before judging him/her?

What happened to achaar girl is a happy ending. She joined back college in months she was allowed to write her exams and now she is practicing doctor in some part of India.

Some people impact your lives and change the way we see the world. It’s us who need to decide whether we are humble enough to accept the change.

If Jesus would have judged us sitting right up in heaven, dear friends we would have been doomed to hell.

Let us be better and not bitter…more like Jesus and less like us and make our world a better place to be!

Dr.Mahima John
Inspired by Pastor Arul Thomas
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