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The Most Vital Ingredient of Leadership: INTEGRITY

The tragedy in today’s world is that we are shocked by ‘Integrity’ and not by dishonesty. The normal belief in today’s world is that it’s alright to lie, to steal, to fake oneself. When there is lack of integrity, it hurts somebody. Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.

A wedding I once attended, where the family in the rush of the moment forgot to take the gold jewelries out of the taxi. They thought they would never get it back, two hours later, the taxi driver comes back and returns it. Everyone was shocked. The bride’s father  said to the driver, “Not everyone is like you.”

In our world we see too often the lack of integrity, you look at our church leaders, politicians, even athletes. Read more

God Loves Us

Friends in Jesus Christ,

Today I perfectly understood what

“MY GOD IS GREATER THAN MY SINS” Click To Tweet

– means. And God used Jim Caviezel’s Testimony to increase my faith, and I want to share it with you. May the Holy Spirit Lead you.

Friends, God is greater than all of us.

And I want to tell you, I’m sorry I would put on like this that what God wants to tell you is this that HE HAS GREAT PLAN FOR ALL OF YOU.

Christianity without suffering, is like #Christ without #Cross, and Can Glory come, without pain? Click To Tweet

Can anyone win the race, until they have taken the pain to run?

This is also written in the Scriptures and Jesus Christ has told us this

The Request of James and John Please read  (Matthew 20:20-28) Amen

Friends, today I am humbled before the Great I AM. Today I’m speechless let the spirit move and let Father share with you what He wants to tell you.

Today I understood that the Lord is always merciful, yet when we sin, no matter how great that sin is, we deny Him, we deny his son Jesus the savior of the world, we deny the works of the Holy Spirit in our lives.

I #know this now that we are all #going to heaven Click To Tweet

but I also believe that it will take some #effort, some #sacrifices, and some #pain, to get into that hall of fame. In my entire life, I wanted to become a Singer, and wanted to have a band of my own. Today I understood, that where I am standing now,

Is because my Lord is nurturing me for my passion,

preparing me for my test of faith before the prince of the world, before the prince of darkness.

Jesus is not only the #Savior of the World, who saved us from the punishment of all our sins, He is the only #way we have to reach to father. Click To Tweet

And every word that came out from the mouth of our Messiah Jesus Christ, is from our Father, and when we are into Christ, we are not only into his Glory, we are not only Leader in Fame, Leader in preaching or performing miracles in His Holy Name by the Power of the Holy Spirit. But we are also into his passion,(1 Peter 2:21) I mean we are brides of Christ,(Revelation 19:7, 8; 21:2, 9; 22:17)and when we marry a women or a man, you do not get to choose, that I want this part of her and not that part of him, you get the whole set, you get the entire of him or her, similarly in Jesus Christ too, when we say we are Christian, we are into the passion too, as we are in the glory of God.

But beware we cannot say that we are into Glory of God, for it is Father, who can say that, who can glorify us, we can just pray, practice what we pray, and I believe we can at lest try to love ourselves first, and we can at lest the love the hurting world.

Trust me, when I tell you that the prince of the world, God’s adversary, the prince of darkness will always tempt you, because that is his duty, not ours.

From the beginning of time, it was he who always wanted to enslave us in sin, it was he who wanted to make us afraid of him, he wanted us to hate each other, and divide ourselves from God and from the love of God, and from each other.

But thank God, Jesus Christ came,

And showed us the way, the way to defeat him, not by sinning, but by accepting the responsibilities of our sins, and also accepting the burden of the sins, that others have done against us, and by choosing to forgive them too.

See I tell you this today as it was revealed to me, that Division which is diabolic is fueled by Hatred, Hatred is backed by Fear, and Fear comes when there is… Click To Tweet the evil spirit in front of us, which hurts us, makes our Journey of earth painful, makes us believe that our SINS, OUR SUFFERING is greater than God, make us believe in fake empty promises.

But then the Angel of God comes, and it shares it with you and me, that

God has a Plan for you and me,

And that is to increase the Kingdom of God in ourselves, to increase the Glory of it.

That we can become the New Jerusalem, that we do not need any sun or any light to light our city, but we are lit by the awesome presence of God. the Trinitarian God.

I tell you friends, God send his son, because he so loved the world,

And I’m convinced that nothing can actually separate us from the Love of Jesus Christ

(Romans 8-38-39) unless we want to CHOOSE TO PART FROM IT.

God told you before through me, that if you say God help me, God will save you, if you ask the Lord save me, He will lift you up in His own arms, I told you before that the Lord will magnify what you ask. And God will fulfill the prophecy which he made through prophet Isaiah Isaiah 61.7

And you know why? Because He loves us, I mean show me one parent that does not love his own children, and God the Father, is our Father, our very own father. His love is Eternal, He wants us to be happy, he wants us to do what we want to do,

Just like our parents wants us to be happy this enlighten you, Proverbs 3:1-2

 

I was blind friend, I was like James and John, I asked the Lord that Lord Grant that I may sit at Your right hand and the other at Your left in Your glory.

“I’m quite sure my pride did not let me hear what God said in reply, that “You do not know what you are asking,” Jesus replied. “Can you drink the cup I will drink, or be baptized with the baptism I will undergo?”

I thought so highly of me, that I thought that if the Lord asks me to die for him, I would gladly do it.

So in a short manner a few days ago I received a fraction of the fraction of the millionth fraction of the PASSION THAT MY LORD WENT THROUGH, to save me, and in that mildest suffering I cracked open, I sinned against my lord, and I gave up to the prince of the world, and I betrayed the same very Lord, who has given me birth, who died for me, so that my sins can be forgiven.

Today I understood what Jesus spoke through my mouth to you, that Everyday, I mean every moment, is a battle, The battle to choose, #EITHER OUR CREATOR, or #that is Created. Click To Tweet

But you know the great part of this experience? Isaiah 53:7

That God loves me and you, and the moment we repent, the moment, when we confess our sins, the moment when we go through the sacrament of reconciliation, the moment when we say I’m SORRY LORD, I will make to effort NOT TO SIN, that is the moment when we feel the real grace of God, the Glory of God.

I mean friend, point me to one Dad that does not forgive his own son or daughter,I know you cannot, because all fathers and mothers are loving, and they love their children and God is our Father, who is in heaven, and he loves us amazingly. You have to experience that love my friend, I cannot describe it to you in my words.

I can assure you friend, that once we have accepted Jesus, We have peace, and that peace is the Word of God, and the Word of God is God. Click To Tweet

And Satan comes to take away the word, that was planted on us.

It is our duty, to keep in us that word, THAT KINGDOM OF GOD inside us so that we can grow as the Kingdom grows in us.

Friends, God loves us, that is why he sent his son that through his passion we can be set free, free from the punishment of sins, so that Satan cannot take a hold of us, and enslave us, with its temptations and sins. Romans 8:1

I now know what is Kingdom of God, because it is revealed to me, the Kingdom of God, is the Heaven on Earth, it is the Love of God, the Freedom that God has given us, that is Joy, the Happiness, that the Lord has given us.

I can assure you that all the Good things that happen, happen because of that God, and whatever we do in the name of Lord, all things are possible because the has not forsaken us.

I am able to write this letter to you, even through when I have sinned because the Lord has not forsaken me, because when I said Lord have mercy on me, He forgave me.

That’s the grace my friend, that the love of God.

That even when I, hammered a Nail on the Body of Jesus Christ, through my sin, Jesus said to Father, Father forgive Abraham, for he does not know what He is doing.

That is God my friend.

That is my God, that is our God.

We should worship him.

As I was given this word of God, I give to you, all who are reading this message my dear friend. Haggai 2:23

Lastly I have only one thing to tell you friends,

Why are you dead, when you know you can live?

Come to Christ, and all will be healed

God is ever merciful, and he is Love

So let us love him, by following his words from our heart

Let us love one another and end our difference

God has plan for all of you and me,

Let us calm ourselves, that we may hear it

Let us make effort to keep away from sin

So that the Word, the presence of God in us, do not get diminished

God Bless you all, Please pray one our Father, one Hail Holy Queen & The Angel of God prayer, if you have loved the letter.

You Are Called To Lead

Dear friends in Jesus Christ,
Today something caught my attention, and it send me off to think a bit deeper, it led me to realize something amazing, which God has shared with me, so I want to share with you all. But before I begin I have a habit of giving thanks to our Lord.
Heavenly eternal father I thank you for showing me the way that I will now show it to the world. All glory and honor is your Lord, all of the angels, saints and all people praise your holy name Hallelujah. Amen
Without further ado, let me start showing you the word that God has shared with me.

A Leader

Yes today I want to talk to you about this word “Leader”

  • Now basically who is a Leader?
    Google the word and this is the first thing that will show up is that “the person who leads or commands a group, organization, or country.
    To add more to it, I would like to say that “he is the one, who leads his people to victory, he is to be feared, respected, honored, and most of all obeyed.”
  • What are the virtues of a great leader?
    Courage, Vision, Intelligence, Oratory skills, Strength, Knowledge and many more.

But then these are all the things that you all basically know, so you might ask me, why I am telling you all these?
It’s because today’s topic of discussion is about the word “Leader”But in a much specific domain,

A Christian Leader

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  • Now you may ask me who are these Christian leaders?
    Are they the priests whom you see in white robes in churches or biblical prophets or kings, who are they? I tell you they are those people, whom God chooses, from time to time, for his purpose on earth. He can be anyone, you, me we don’t really know, until and unless we see the love, the humility and the power of forgiveness, submission (to our authorities),  boldness (in face of danger) and other powers of the Holy Spirit in them.
  • You next question can be how can they be different from a natural leader?
    Well the one and the only thing that differentiates between a natural leader and a Christian leader is obedience, obedience to the father’s will.
    He may not have the strength, vision, courage, speaking powers, he may be a very shy person or in his past he might have been corrupt one, or maybe nobody, but then he has something which a natural leader doesn’t have, the power to do the holy will of our heavenly father.
    They never plan for the future, nor did they think beyond what father is asking them to do right now, because they know, that when father gives them a mission, He will provide them with the right ammunition too, and that is my friends, not their own power or strength, but the awesome unending power of the Holy Spirit.

Abraham, do you know what these leaders do then?
I mean yes, you must have this question that, if they are so very incompetent, then why should we follow him, we should just listen to God the father. Why use a medium?

And I tell you friends, what you think is absolutely right!
But then ask yourself, did you listen to God today? Are you pure? Didn’t you judge people today? Didn’t you got angry on someone? Or committed any sin that has taken you away from the word of God? Aren’t you blinded by the God’s of this world that you can’t see the life in the Gospel that you hear in every mass you attend?
There you go! Now you see why God sends these leaders?

He sends them to bring you and me into his arms. Not to punish or judge or anything else, because you deserted him, but so that, he can love you. And so that you know I must tell you that like when Jesus of Nazareth was getting baptized, the spirit of the lord came over him and said “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” (Matthew 3:17) the same thing father says to you my friends, when you open your hearts, to the him. When you just for once, say abba father, help me, I on my knees, I have nowhere to go now, you are my hope.

So why does these leaders come?

Scripture says in Luke 1:17 “With the spirit and power of Elijah he will go before him, to turn the hearts of parents to their children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous, to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.”

Now me telling these to you, can make you think that I’m either I’m over-reacting or committing acts of blasphemy, or showing myself up like pharisees, or something else.
But let me remind you, that even Jesus Christ our brother, who was crucified, was our leader, He was entrusted by the father, to take our sins and trample over them, but most importantly he was given the same mission to show father’s light to the people who live in darkness.

And did we not take an oath during our confirmation, that every day of our life, we will try to be more and more like him.

So my friend if you are blaming me for blasphemy, you are blaming Christ, for you do not have any authority over me or anyone else, until and unless it is given to you by my father. So I tell you if you judge me, you will be judged.

Now reaching the climax of today’s message I would like to end by saying

You are called to be a leader!

But do you know that?

Let me show you one very prominent verse now that will open your eyes “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 28:19).

Does that mean anything you friend?
God doesn’t want you and me to be powerful leaders who can speak, or who can win by themselves always. He just wants us to be us, and though that us-ness, he wants to show His greatness, His glory to the ends of the earth.

Lastly I must say to you that, in this excitement you can just think yourself as a leader appointed by God, as the verse was open for all, to interpretation and action, but let this verse be the yardstick to help you in your ministry as Jesus said “And now I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. If you have love for one another, then everyone will know that you are my disciples” John 13:35

Amen.
Hallelujah

And if you still think you are not convinced then read these – Acts 27:24, Jeremiah 1:5-10, & Joshua 1:5-8 so that you know that you are not the first to be afraid.
Hallelujah

God Bless you all.

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Don’t Try Fixing When It’s Not Broken

He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all… Click To Tweet

Let me tell you, one incident, When we were small we used pencils in School, so if we made mistakes we could rectify it with the help of an eraser. After some years we were introduced to fountain pens. The first day I started writing with the fountain pen(ink pen) I was excited and happy. I started my writing when I made a spelling mistake, I had to rectify it, but did not know how. So i remembered I used erasers, I took out my eraser and tried my best but nothing happened. Then I remembered seeing a boy using saliva, he put his finger in his mouth and rubbed it on the paper, I tried the same but the paper became black and untidy and finally I had a hole in the page. It looked horrible. I was ashamed of my work and did not want to show it to anybody because what I tried to fix turned out to be a MESS. When my turn came to show my exercise book to the teacher, he looked smiled and told me “When ever you make a mistake just cross it and move on” HURRAH !!! Now things looked neat and beautiful. Read more

Powered By IT

There is more power in a smartphone today than the computers that sent Apollo to the moon. Click To Tweet

 We are living in an age of great possibility, the World has been transformed by the Computer revolution in last 50 years and it has just started!

India has reaped the benefits of the IT revolution in last 30 years – generating 2.5 million direct employment, and indirectly employing 8.9 million people and expecting to add another 300000 in year 2015. Read more

The Great Power Struggle

The word ‘POWER’ is made up of just five letters but the weight and the strength this word carries is felt most by those who either use it or are under authority of someone who posses it in immense quantity.

But power, in more ways than another becomes abusive or healthy in the hands of those who use it. How is this possible? Well, history has given us examples of people who were able to deliver either good or bad results from the use of power that had been given to them.

One such example can be Hitler. The power that he wielded did not only shape the entire nation of Germany and the world tragically, but the power of one person’s words and actions to try and eliminate an entire race of a certain community showed what great authority and might, it might bring out of one person’s ideas and ideologies. It not only shaped a new generation of people’s views but in time to follow, it posed a threat to see any leadership of such standard, what could be brought about with such actions and their kind of thinking and acts that were carried out.

But not all such people who displayed the courage to show that they had the potential to do something different waited for a better position or opportunity that if and only when they had the power, could they change the world. But rather through one act of kindness, one humble smile of compassion, this person gave a whole new meaning to “loving your neighbor as yourself”. Those who are neglected by society who could not do anything for themselves when their lives were touched and transformed through the power of love it showed that power could not be only with those who work their way to the top but also could be with those who humbly accepted one soul at a time and felt love was the only healing balm they could provide to that which was torn by disease and abandonment.  This person I mention about is none other than Mother Teresa. Her endeavors not only put the City of Joy on the world map but it was at this display of the power of love that the world stopped and noticed of how much of a difference one hand reaching out could make and gave the opportunity for many others who decided to set themselves aside to continue this act through the power of love.

At this time I’m reminded about a certain phrase that I came across in the movie – the Spiderman. It was said by Peter Parker’s Uncle Ben, just the time when he was gifted with the strength and ability of his spider powers and Peter on discovering it wants to test its efficiency, is just about to enter a fighting arena in order to earn some quick bucks! He said, “…. with great power comes great responsibility”. And that is a true statement indeed. All through the movie you see two power struggles taking place. One between Spiderman who after losing his uncle, he felt that his given powers if used for the good of society could bring about a healthy change, and the other between a great scientist and the villain of the movie, who had the money and the capabilities to use it for a genuine purpose rather misuses it for his greed for more. Although the end of the movie is a triumph over evil but the underlying message of the movie is simple and clear – with great power does come great responsibility and our response to it matters much!

With Great #Power does come Great Responsibility and our response to it matters much! - Samantha Clare Click To Tweet

To say that power is just meant for the strong and not of the weak is also an understatement. Power enables the one who exercises it to bring about the change that they would like to see take place. However, the outcome is what one makes out of it. Good or bad results is in one’s hand and it’s up to their efforts that will reveal its works.

#Power enables the one who uses it to bring about the change that they would like to see take place. Click To Tweet

The Power of a Whisper

**Phone Ringing** +3754 calling… – I answer: Hello Papa.

That’s a phone call I receive few times a week. My dad works in a foreign country, and he uses some VOIP (voice over internet phone) number. Every time the number changes to something new. In fact it even shows other foreign phone code numbers. One time I got a call from Belgium. But it was my dad calling from the gulf. Has it happened to you? You receive a phone call from a random number, but you know it isn’t a tele-caller trying to sell something. It’s a person you know!
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The Power of Weakness

GOD LOVES TO USE WEAK PEOPLE..!

Everyone has many weaknesses and imperfections like spiritual, physical, emotional and spiritual. But the important thing is what we do with these weaknesses. We try to hide, defend or deny them .This prevents God from using us the way he wants to. God has never been impressed by self-sufficiency or with strength. The Bible says, “We are like clay jars in which the treasure is stored. The real power comes from God and not from us.”  Therefore we should strive and work upon attaining that grace through his power. If god would had only used strong people then his glories could never had been fulfilled. Gideon, Moses, Saul, Abraham and many others in the Bible are examples of weak people becoming strong in God’s power. But how do we receive and exercise this power. It can only be done if we do something that Paul followed: Accept that you are weak, boast on your weakness. Let God work wonders in your life and in the life of others through your weaknesses with his POWER.

Let God work wonders in the life of you and others through your weaknesses with his #POWER. - Francis… Click To Tweet

As a young catholic we must contemplate on our past, work in our present and make our future better. In different situations and circumstances parents, teachers, peers, relatives and others would have told you that you are weak. It’s time that you become a powerful being and change your identity in the eyes of all by the POWER OF GOD.

“For the kingdom of God is not in Word but in Power” – 1 Corinthians 4:20

The Power of Women

She conquers their hearts with her beauty,/With kindness touches them all/She enthralls the multitudes with her wit/Yet most effective of all/Is the fire that kindles in her heart/Fire that brings to her lips/Words of power and inspiration.

Man and woman were created by God in the image of likeness to his Great Self .He endowed them with attributes such that they would be complimentary to one another. However, the society reduced the identity of a woman to a mere functioning unit who kept order in a man’s home and reared his children.Subsequently relegating her to the background.

Even in a supposedly First World country like Britain women did not exist legally until much later in the 19th Century. Thus began the onward journey towards empowerment. In the sensex of the social order the graph depicting the progress of women can never remain constant but has been rather in a state of flux. The road to the empowerment of women was beset with seemingly insurmountable hurdles yet the steps never faltered. They clamoured for attention with the sole intention that their pleas be heard . Their voices rose in a unified appeal for equality. Many enlightened minds lent their support to this struggle through various means.

Eventually the walls restricting the emancipation of women gave way and the governments of different countries had to grant equal suffrage rights to women as well. Closer home, the Government of India made several laws to uplift the deplorable condition of women it also banned the practice of sex determination rendering it illegal.

Since then women have been empowered to take up leadership roles in various fields and excel in them. Leaders and pioneers such as Indira Gandhi, Mother Teresa and Sarojini Naidu proved to the world beyond the shadow of a doubt that women had the innate capacity of becoming great leaders.

Women have the innate capacity of becoming Great Leaders. - Bidisha Chowdhury #Power Click To Tweet

However, being a leader belonging to the gentle sex in a patriarchal society is no mean feat. It entails the onerous task of convincing the members of the opposite sex about their credibility. The struggle for power will prevail until the end of time and women will still have to battle many evils , break many shackles in order to establish themselves as competent figures of authority.

Everyday countless women challenge the conservative outlooks of those people who believe that women are incompetent through their deeds. The wheel has been set in motion and women in the future will achieve great heights. It is only a matter of time before the society is compelled to relinquish it’s iron like grasp on women because the power of a woman is a force to be reckoned with.

The Power of Women is a Force to be reckoned with. - Bidisha Chowdhury #Power Click To Tweet