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DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT AND PRAYER..
« on: July 21, 2010, 08:52:07 AM »
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    Finding Strength

    "But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint"
    (Isaiah 40:31, NIV).

    Do you need your strength renewed today? The scripture tells us that when we hope in the Lord, that's exactly what will happen—our strength will be renewed. If you've grown weary and tired, overwhelmed by the cares of this world, it's a clear sign that you need to change what you're putting your hope in. Are you putting your hope in your job? The government? The economy? Another person? Those are all things that will change. But when you hope in the Lord, you are investing in the Rock of Ages! He never changes! He is the only solid foundation for your soul.

    Today, find strength by simply putting your hope in Him. Start by declaring out loud, "God, I place my hope in You. I trust that You are working behind the scenes in my life. I choose to rest in You." Then, feed your hope and faith by meditating daily on the scriptures. As you renew your mind with the Word of God, you'll find strength, you'll find hope, and you'll find His victory all the days of your life!

    Prayer for Today:

    Father, thank You for renewing my strength as I put my hope in You. I declare today that I love You and trust You. I know that You are working behind the scenes in my life. Fill me with Your peace and joy as I wait on You.

    Om Sai Baba.

    Source: Joel Osteen Ministries.
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    Re: DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT AND PRAYER..
    « Reply #1 on: August 03, 2010, 06:49:39 AM »
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  • Very good post. Just what I needed.. We need these reminders time to time :-)

    Thanks

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    Re: DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT AND PRAYER..
    « Reply #2 on: August 03, 2010, 07:57:40 AM »
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  • Om Sai Ram.

    Baba bless you, dear Kabir ji.


    Be Devoted

    "Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves"
    (Romans 12:10, NIV).

    What are you devoted to in your life? Being devoted to something is simply being loyal by giving of your time, affection and resources. Many people today are devoted to certain restaurants, television programs and even their cell phones! There's nothing wrong with any of that, but we have to examine our own hearts and see if we are being devoted to the people God has placed in our lives. Are we honoring others above ourselves? The world's system says to "look out for number one—yourself," but God's system says "look out for others, and I will look out for you."

    Today, as you examine your own heart and life, ask the Lord to show you ways that you can honor others. One way is by simply being faithful to your word. Be a person of integrity and honor. As you live your life devoted to one another and honoring others, you are actually honoring God. He will repay you for your kindness and reward you in this life and in eternity!

    Prayer for Today:

    Heavenly Father, teach me to be a person of honor. Teach me to be devoted to others the way You desire. Fill me with Your love which is all that matters in eternity. Thank you for everything Father.

    Om Sai Ram.

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    Re: DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT AND PRAYER..
    « Reply #3 on: August 03, 2010, 09:42:44 AM »
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    His Plans are Greater


    "As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts"
    (Isaiah 55:9, NIV).

    Have you been praying and standing on God's Word for something and you haven't seen the results yet?

    The scripture says in John 11 verse 6, "When Jesus heard that Lazarus was sick, He stayed where He was two more days." One translation says, "He sat down." Don't you know that was the opposite response that Lazarus' family was looking for? "Jesus, don't sit down when we need You the most." In other words, "God, don't sit down when my finances are this low." "Don't sit down when my problems are this big." But in the end, God not only healed Lazarus, He raised him from the dead!

    Your mind may be telling you it's over, it's too late, it's never going to happen. No, you've got to know there is a reason for the delay. God is planning something greater. You're thinking of a healing. He is thinking of a resurrection. You may be thinking how can I just survive, but God is thinking how you can thrive. Remember, His ways are higher than your ways, and you can trust that He is going to amaze you with His goodness in every area of your life!

    Prayer for Today:


    Father God, today I choose to trust in You. I trust that You are working behind the scenes on my behalf. I release all of my cares and concerns to You knowing that You have a greater plan in store for me. Thank you for everything, God.

    Om Sai Ram.

    Source: Joel Osteen.
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    « Reply #4 on: August 03, 2010, 11:20:30 PM »
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  • This is indeed a great source of nourishment for our spirits. Thank you Drashta
    Why fear when baba is here

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    « Reply #5 on: August 03, 2010, 11:40:45 PM »
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  • May God bless you Drashta Ji. Keep these posts coming. Truly enriching.

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    « Reply #6 on: August 04, 2010, 01:52:14 AM »
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    Just Say

    O God We trust you


    That is sufficient to get good things in life.


    Shri Sai Baba bless all with the best in life.

    May every devotee of Shri Sai enjoy Happy, Healthy, Wealthy, Loving Peaceful, and Successful Long Life.

    Shradha      Saburi
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    Om Sai Shri Sai Jai Jai Sai

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    Re: DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT AND PRAYER..
    « Reply #7 on: August 04, 2010, 07:59:41 AM »
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  • Om Sai Ram.

    Baba, please bless vidyarp ji, kabir ji, dayalvasnani ji, and other devotees.


    Setup for a Comeback

    "For though a righteous man falls seven times, he rises again"
    (Proverbs 24:16a, NIV).

    Life is full of things that try to push us down. We all face disappointments and setbacks. Maybe you got some bad news concerning your health, or maybe a relationship didn't work out. That was a setback. It's easy to get discouraged, lose your enthusiasm, or even be tempted to just settle where you are. But if we're going to see God's best, we have to have a "bounce-back" mentality. That means when you get knocked down, you don't stay down. You get back up again. You have to know that every time adversity comes against you, it's a setup for a comeback!

    Remember, as a believer, the same power that raised Christ from the dead lives on the inside of you. There is no challenge too difficult, no obstacle too high, no sickness, no disappointment, no person, nothing that can keep you from your God-given destiny. If you stay in faith and keep a good attitude, you will rise again. God will turn those stumbling blocks into stepping stones, and you'll move forward into the victory He has in store for you!

    Prayer for Today:

    Father in heaven, thank You for setting me up for success in everything I do. I choose to trust and rely on You knowing that Your plans are for my good. I know my best days are ahead of me and look ahead to the blessings You have in store for me.

    Om Sai Baba.

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    Re: DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT AND PRAYER..
    « Reply #8 on: August 04, 2010, 08:02:55 AM »
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    Overcoming Disappointments

    "Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past"
    (Isaiah 43:18, NIV).

    The Bible tells us that every person, no matter how much faith they have or how good they are, will face disappointments. It may be something simple like not getting the promotion you hoped for, or not closing a business deal you worked so hard on. Maybe you didn't qualify for a house you really wanted, or maybe something more serious happened like a relationship not working out, the death of a loved one, or some kind of illness in your body. Whatever it may be, the reality is that we're all going to suffer some setbacks. I believe one of the main keys to overcoming disappointments is learning to let go of the past.

    If you feel "stuck" today, you may want to examine what you're holding on to. Be willing let go of past disappointments by choosing forgiveness. Who hurt you? Who wronged you? Release it to God. Do you need to forgive yourself? Do you need to receive God's forgiveness? Make the choice today to forgive. Let go of the past so you can overcome disappointments and experience the bright future God has in store for you!

    Prayer for Today:

    Heavenly Father, search my heart and mind today. Show me any area where I may be holding on to the past. Help me to receive Your forgiveness so that I can extend forgiveness to others and move forward in the wonderful plan You have for me.

    Om Sai Baba.

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    Re: DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT AND PRAYER..
    « Reply #9 on: August 05, 2010, 05:35:58 AM »
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    Higher Level

    "From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I;"
    (Psalm 61:2, NIV).

    Everyone goes through seasons of difficulty. We all face challenges and trials. Scripture tells us that in this world we will have trouble, but we can be encouraged today because He has overcome the world and disarmed it of the power to harm us! Greater is He who is in us than he who is in the world. His ways are higher than our ways, and He has promised to deliver us.

    So many times, people feel stuck in their circumstances because they are looking at them from a natural perspective. This natural perspective is limited. It's small. It's only a fraction of what's really going on. But, if we'll rise up to a higher level, we will see things the way God sees them. We'll understand His purposes and see the way to victory!

    Today, if you're feeling overwhelmed, Baba is the rock who is high above your circumstances. When you call on Him, He will be with you. He will lead you and guide you into the higher places He has prepared for you.

    Prayer for Today:


    Heavenly Father, today I release every care and concern to You. Have Your way in my circumstances. Have Your way in my thoughts. Help me, Baba, to come up higher in every area of my life with You.

    Om Sai Baba.

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    Re: DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT AND PRAYER..
    « Reply #10 on: August 05, 2010, 07:05:18 AM »
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  • Dear Drashta,

    Great thought provoking insights about forgiveness. Problem with me is how to implement..In my mind i always search for methods, but I guess there are none. My other problem is the thought of complete surrender. The mind has too many question... :-(

    You can write in detail to me (if you wish :-)) @ my email id. I will truly appreciate your help and guidance.

    Om Sai Ram
    Kabir

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    « Reply #11 on: August 05, 2010, 08:24:50 AM »
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    Dear Kabir ji,

    With Baba's grace, you will get answers to all the questions gradually. Since this forum discourages members from sharing email ids, the rules may not permit me to ask for your email address. However, I'll try to give you a method that works for me to forgive people:

    Sit in a meditative posture, with eyes closed, preferably in front of Baba's picture. Recall the face of the person who harmed or hurt you. Repeat mentally, "I forgive you". Or else, just say "I forgive you, ----(add the person's name here)". Say it again and again. Say it till you cannot say it any more. Try to do this exercise for as many people as you have to. Sit everyday for a few minutes to do this. And, above all, do this for all that you need to forgive yourself for. Write all down in a journal. Go through the list one by one, and say repeatedly in your mind, "I forgive myself for.......". Say it again and again, till you feel the burden lifting off your heart and soul. Through the mental repetitions, we program our subconscious to forgive. If not repeated mentally, the words of forgiveness remain at a superficial level. And, deep down, the resentments and bitterness remain. Try this method, and let me know how you feel.

    About surrender, it comes gradually. Baba takes us through many stages to make us surrender completely. There is  really no short cut method to it. But to begin with, pray to Baba everyday to help you reach a stage of total surrender. In fact, all we need is His grace to help us relinquish our will and ownership to His Will and Mastery. I pray that Baba guides you on the path of surrender. And, I will be happy to be of any service while you walk the path.

    Om Sai Baba.

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    « Reply #12 on: August 05, 2010, 09:19:55 AM »
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  • Sai Ram,
     
    I just wanted to share Sai Vrat Katha with everyone since I have just finished this vrat today. I was initially doing this and parying sai to bless my sis with a life partner and give my parents good health and hope.  I feel much better enegerize after finishing this Vrat.
     
    Please complete this vrat for your own wellbeing and happiness.
     
    If you have completed the following vrat , then please spread the vrat to all your friends and family to benefit as many people as we can.

    Thank You
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    « Reply #13 on: August 05, 2010, 09:44:43 AM »
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  • Dear Drashta Jee,

    Thank you sharing such a wonderful and insightful thought provoking articles.

    May Sai's blessing be with you and your loved ones always.

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    Shri Sai Baba bless all with the best in life.

    May every devotee of Shri Sai enjoy Happy, Healthy, Wealthy, Loving Peaceful, and Successful Long Life.

    Shradha      Saburi
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    Om Sai Shri Sai Jai Jai Sai

     


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