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

Sunday, March 8, 2015


A kindhearted woman gains honor...” -Proverbs 11:16

In Acts 9:36-42, we read about a woman named Tabitha (Dorcas). Bible says that she always does good and charitable deeds to those who are in need. She got sick and she died. The disciples who were with Tabitha asked Peter to come and pray for her. As Peter came all the widows stood around him and cried for Tabitha showing robes and the clothing she made for them when she was alive. 

Bible doesn’t say that few widows cried for Tabitha but Bible says that ‘All the widows’ came and cried. What made all the widows to come and cry for Tabitha? Tabitha was a kind hearted woman. She was gracious and she was always doing good things to others. 

Not for few moments and few days she did good. Bible clearly says that she was ‘always’ doing good. Since she helped all those who were in need she gained honour and everyone wanted her to come back alive. So they called Peter to pray for her. Peter came and prayed. Tabitha opened her eyes. Peter presented her alive to all the widows who had gathered there. Their heart would have filled with extreme joy.  

My dear young women, who needs you today? If you were needed by the poor people who live around you, you can boldly say that you have lived a life that pleases God. Your rich friends might need you by their side for entertainment. Some other people might need you for the way you make them feel good. When Tabitha died, all the widows and poor people wanted her to come back alive because Tabitha’s life was a blessing to those who were oppressed. 

Are you a kind hearted woman? Are you willing to extend helping hands to those who are in need around you? God wants you to be gracious. 

I knew a family who attended the church in which our family was a member. They were from another state and got transferred to that particular city we were living at that time. The couple had two sons. They were so rich. During those years we got into relationship with them and they came to know about our family situation. We were not so rich and we were struggling a lot at that time. 

I can say so many things about that aunty. Whenever we go to her home she would welcome us with a beautiful smile and she never allowed us to go out from her house without having food. Also whenever we need some financial support she helped us by giving lot of money. Most importantly she always treated us with respect and dignity. She knew that we could not do anything to her as we are far more less than her in social status but yet she always helped us in so many ways. God brought her into our life and she was a great blessing. 

Apart from helping us, she did so many things to all the widows in our church.  Because of all that she did, she gained honor. God blessed her sons richly and they were settled well today. 

My dear young women, be kind hearted. Help those around you. Do not be selfish. Do your best to those who are in need. You are called by God to do good things. You will live and you will gain honor. May God bless you richly. 

No doubt [women of faith in the past] were reproached for His name’s sake, and accounted mad women; but they had a faith which enabled them at that time to overcome the world, and by which they climbed up to heaven.  ~ George Whitefield

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