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You see, we are all called to run a race for Jesus, and repentance is the starting line of that race. It’s futile to try to run the race if you never made it to the starting line to begin with! This is the problem with many believers today. They are trying to follow the Lord, but they have never truly repented and surrendered their lives to Jesus Christ. The result of the false gospel so prevalent today can be seen in churches full of half-hearted Christians whose lives are still centered on selfishness and the principles of the world. Jesus came to bring the kingdom of God to the earth. He came to completely transform individuals, families and nations from the inside out – a radical revolution that would change the world through obedient, blood-bought servants who are willing to bow their knee and say, “Lord, after all You have done for me, what would You have me do for You?” – WRITTEN BY BROTHER YUN

Monday, August 14, 2017

GHG SHORT DEVOTIONALS - 22 ( YOUR LIFE IS NOT GOING TO PERISH)

“…for I have faith in God that it will happen just as he told me."- Acts 27:25

The ship in which Paul was taken had caught by the storm. Those who were in the ship tried every possibility but nothing could bring the ship out of danger.

 When neither sun nor stars appeared for many days and the storm continued raging, we finally gave up all hope of being saved."- Acts 27:20

They could see neither sun nor stars for many days and so everyone in the ship lost their hope. But then the angel of the Lord appeared to Paul and said that all those who travel with him will be saved along with him.

1.      Today because of your circumstances you might be losing your hope. Your life is filled with darkness and so you might be desperately looking for a miracle. Do not get discouraged. You are not going to perish. You are not going to fail anymore. You are not going to go down into the pit again. Your life will be saved and you will live says Holy Spirit to you.

After God has spoken with Paul, the circumstance doesn’t change immediately. But then Paul stood by his faith and said that God will do what He has promised to him.

2.      Even in your life your circumstances and situations might contradict with what God has promised you. But then do not lose your faith. Believe that God will do what He has promised to you.

The promise was given to them after the third day but then they could sense a land only on the fourteenth night. Even then God was so faithful to them that He had saved all those who travelled with Paul.

3.      What God has promised with His own mouth, He will fulfil with His own hand in your life.

4.      Remember, God doesn’t need a calm perfect ocean to take you to the shore. He works in a supernatural way. Sometimes He will calm the storm in your life and take you to the Promised Land and sometimes He will take you to the promised Land through the storms also. So have faith in God at all situations. He will surely keep you safe.


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Monday, August 7, 2017

GHG SHORT DEVOTIONALS - 21 (GOD WILL DRIVE AWAY YOUR ENEMY)

…The king said, “This disaster is from the Lord. Why should I wait for the Lord any longer?” – II Kings 6:33

King of Syria gathered all his army, went up and surrounded the city of Samaria. So there was a great famine in the land of Samaria. The king thought that the disaster is from the Lord but then on the very next day, God changed the entire situation of the city and its people.

1.      The trials and troubles that you are facing is not from the Lord but the glory that is going to be revealed soon in your life is of the Lord says Holy Spirit to you.

The king thought that waiting for Lord is not going to help him in anyways. If he would have proceeded in his own ways, he would have perished on that day. But then when God spoke through Elisha, God took the matter in His hands and saved the people.

2.      You can’t do anything by yourself without waiting upon the Lord. If you go on your own strength in your own way, you might perish. Have faith in God and wait for God’s glory.

3.      Today you might feel like that the doors are closed before you. Do not get discouraged. God’s glory will open all the closed doors for you. The situation might give you a feel that you are going to perish but that’s not going to happen to you says God because you are not going to handle the situation anymore but God Himself is going to handle that situation for you.


4.      God will fight for you as you wait upon Him. God will make your enemies to run away from you. You will overcome them. The enemy you see today, you shall see no more says God to you. 

Saturday, August 5, 2017

RUN FOR GOD AND LAY YOUR LIFE FOR GOD

“Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain. He who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life." - John 12:24-25

Few days before I and my brother went to a village church to share God’s word. It was nearly 75 kms from my home. As the ministry got over we were returning back in our car in National Highway road.

I was driving at 100 kmph on that road. We travelled for nearly 30 minutes and as there was a block in the road, we stopped the car behind five vehicles which were already waiting there. After few minutes a two wheeler came fast near the side of the car and the person in that two wheeler knocked our window.

I was wondering why he is knocking. I opened the window and I could see he was tired. He spoke and said that he was trying to catch our vehicle but could not do that as I was driving fast. He said, there was no air in one of the back tyre and as you have to reach your home safely I tried hard to reach you to convey that your back tyre has a problem.

Once he said that he went without even expecting thanks from us. Then we found out that the tyre got punctured and we returned home safely after repairing the tyre.

We prayed to God thanking Him for leading us to safety by that temporary block and through that man who was riding so fast risking his own life to save ours.

But one question came to our mind as we returned back was, “he rode so fast and came to us in a rush trying to save us from danger. There were so many souls perishing without knowing about Jesus. They were in danger risking their life in sin and pleasures of this world. Are we running fast in order to save them so that their life will not be perished?”

My dear young friends, if God has asked you to do something, do it fast. If God has called you for a purpose, do not run behind worldly pleasures and destroy your life thereby destroying God’s purpose. Run for God and rush for God’s work. God is waiting for you so that He can use you for His glory.

Many souls will perish as you keep on delaying in doing what God has asked you to do. On that day that young man had a choice to leave us on our own way as we drove fast in a danger way without knowing anything about the problem with tyres. But he rushed and gave a caution to us so that we could able to rectify the problem immediately.

You have to do the same for God. As souls are perishing without knowledge about God, rush to them and say to them that the way in which they are going is not the right way and they have to turn back to God.  Remember that there will be more joy in Heaven over one sinner who repents. Even if you have to lose your life for God, lose it for Him so that you will save it eternally. Through you God wants to do mighty things. Surrender yourself to God’s will. God will use you mightily.



Wednesday, August 2, 2017

GHG SHORT DEVOTIONALS - 20 (HAVE FAITH IN GOD ALWAYS)

Luke 22:32 (NKJV) But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail; and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren."

There were times we expect God to remove our hardships. But then God permits certain situations in our life in which we will be sifted like wheat.

Why God permits such situations?

1. To transform you.
Peter was broken terribly after he denied Christ. But then that brokenness taught him self denial, love of Christ and dependency on God's strength. He was transformed.

2. To make you a blessing to others.
To the same Peter who denied Him, Christ entrusted the responsibility of strengthening the brethren and feeding His sheep cos God knows that Peter will not depend on his own self anymore but will rely on Him for everything. Peter who was broken once became a blessing to millions.

What we should do during the time of Hardships?

3. Guard your faith.
Jesus prayed that Peter's faith should not fail.

4. There is a period of healing between the brokenness and standing again for God. In that time period get more closer to God.
God gave Peter a period to get strengthen in his spiritual life and then only God wants him to strengthen his brethren.

God has a purpose in your life. Have faith upon Him and trust Him completely. He will exalt and use you in His time.

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

GHG SHORT DEVOTIONALS - 19 (BE FILLED WITH THE FULLNESS OF CHRIST)

Acts 3:8  And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God.

A certain man who was lame from his mother's womb entered into the temple walking by himself praising God. He received the healing through Peter.

1. There were many who were outside the church without knowing the true God, struggling and limping with pain and hurt. You are called by God to lead them to salvation and bring them into God's fold.

To do that, what you need?

Acts 3:6 (NKJV)  Then Peter said, "Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk."

2. You need not have material or financial blessings but all you need is the fullness of Christ in your life to bring change into someone's life for the glory of God.

What you should do to have the fullness of Christ in you?

3. Save yourself from this perverse,  untoward and ungodly generation (Acts 2:40) Do not yield yourself into worldly temptation. Stand out for God and Godly things.

4. When you have the fullness of Christ, you will have the faith that comes through Him.(Acts 3:16)Through the faith God gives, you can bring God's healing into the lives of others.
May God use you for His glory and may you carry the fullness of Christ within you all the days of your life.

#GHG Short Devotions


Monday, July 17, 2017

GHG SHORT DEVOTIONALS - 18 (GOD WANTS YOU TO RETURN BACK TO HIM)

Luke 15:4 “ What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it?”

1.      God’s heart aches for you. The aching Jesus has that you should not perish in the hands of devil whom you have chosen, rejecting Jesus; the aching He has, seeing the condition of your mind which is tormented by evil thoughts; the aching He has, knowing that you have lost all the peace in your heart – this aching is much more than the joy and happiness He has for the spiritual people who stand in and with Him.

How long will the shepherd look for the lost sheep? It is beautifully said in Luke 15:4. It is not just from morning to night, it is not for a day or two, and it is not for some time alone. Bible says, the shepherd will search for the sheep till he finds it.

2.      The only longing of God’s heart is that you have to repent. His hands are stretched towards you even at this moment. He longs for you to return back to Him because you belong to Him, and only to Him.

What will a shepherd do after finding the sheep? Luke 15:5 “And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing.”

If you think with your logical mind, we may find so many ways to bring back the lost sheep. 1. It can be carried on the hip, 2. It can be carried in the arms, 3. It can be brought back by putting a thread on its neck and holding the thread by hand or 4. It can be brought by means of beating with a stick (It’s right to do that as the sheep went astray). But what does Jesus Christ, the good shepherd do? Luke 15:5 says that He will carry it on His shoulders.

3.      Even today God loves you so much. If you surrender yourself to Him, He will give you back all that you have lost. You will be used for His glory. Before it becomes too late, return to Jesus.


#GHG Short Devotions 

Monday, July 10, 2017

GHG SHORT DEVOTIONALS - 17 (BELIEVE IN GOD'S PROMISES)

Then the Lord said to Moses: "How long will these people reject Me? And how long will they not believe Me, with all the signs which I have performed among them? - Numbers 14:11 

When the people of Israel heard that the people who were in Canaan were like giants they were afraid and wept badly. They believed the false reports gave by few men who went to spy the land. They felt that it would be better if they go back to Egypt.

1.   You might be going through wilderness and you might feel like God’s promises were so far from getting fulfilled. Don’t get discouraged by looking at the situations and problems that are prevailing around you. Believe what God has said to you and look at the ways that God has led you beautifully in the past. God who brought you out of slavery will carry you to the Promised Land.

2.   Sometimes you may face wilderness between your past and the God’s promise that is ahead of you. But then God can change the wilderness a pool of water and the dry land springs of water. He will do that in your life too. The situations and troubles that you are facing today will definitely change.

What you should do to receive God’s blessings?

“because all these men who have seen My glory and the signs which I did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and have put Me to the test now these ten times, and have not heeded My voice" - Numbers 14:22

God place a threshold on that day before the people of Israel. He says whoever tested Him more than ten times will not enter the Promised Land. What a sad situation! May be someone would have tested God just more than once than the threshold that God has placed before them but then even they would not have entered the promised land.

3.   Sometimes we lose our faith upon God and His promises. But then remember that we should not test our God. During the time of tribulations and trials, do not speak anything against God.

4.   God has a threshold and we never knew what is the threshold that God has for us. You can’t continue to dwell in sin for longer saying God’s grace will last longer in your life. If you are away from God, return to Him immediately. Because God wants to use you mightily for His glory.