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I believe Christians out of all other faith should have minimum separation between secular and sacred life. After all we call Christianity, our world view. Some one said, “Bare theology is useless, unless we know how to apply it” and I can’t agree more. I am a firm believer of Bible to be an inspired, infallible, inerrant, word of God, but what good it is if I can’t apply it to my life now and here. So, in this blog I will discuss my secular experiences in biblical view, the right, wrong, lies, and all. Continue to read and engage, God bless.

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That Unfair Lables

That Unfair Lables

I despise labeling people with their past mistakes, mishaps, failures, depravity, sin and plain humanity. I dread my labels as well, especially the unfair labels that I know in-depth holds some truths about me. But to face the reality, we all hold titles that we hate, and we give unfair labels to the ones we hate, don’t we! But reading through John’s gospel I see people labeled, so utterly mercilessly labeled as follow, “The Samaritan woman with five husbands” “The woman caught in th

Ahila Prabu

Ahila Prabu

Christ - Too Familiar or Too Strange!

Christ - Too Familiar or Too Strange!

Christ taught the crowd proclaiming, “I am the bread of life!” (John 3: 48). After that teaching, many left Jesuses’ crowd. Among the followers who left Christ, I see two groups. The first group left as they questioned, “Isn’t this Jesus, the son of Joseph? We know his father and mother. How can he say, ‘I came down from heaven’?” (John3:42). For them, Christ is too familiar. They clinked on to his humanity it was hard for them to believe His divinity. This group still exists today they claim, “

Ahila Prabu

Ahila Prabu

When Caught Between the Mattress and The Wall.

When Caught Between the Mattress and The Wall.

During one of the deep cleaning weekend days, I found my husband holding a twin mattress slanted on a wall, and my daughter playing bother-less in between the matters and the wall. Oh, the obsessed mother I am, and an experienced nurse about the safety……. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing.   I asked my girl, “Papa (Baby), why are you playing there?” I continued with a cautious tone, “That is dangerous, that mattress might fall on you.”  She, with the continued blissful smile, s

Ahila Prabu

Ahila Prabu

Give Your Messy Fish

Give Your Messy Fish

“What are they among so many?” (John 6:9)   Andrew asked to himself, holding five barley loaves and two small fish. Intriguing, we all have asked this question to ourselves, now, much more than 2000 years ago! This is one of Satan’s most favorite lies for centuries. "What are they among so many?" Choices good or bad, just one choice has the potential to change a life.   One Adam, one Eve, one fruit, One Abraham, one Isaac, one Joseph, one Jacob, One E

Ahila Prabu

Ahila Prabu

That Man at the Pool and, me!

That Man at the Pool and, me!

Scripture Reference – John 5:1-15. I didn’t have infirmity for 38 years, I didn’t live in 1st century Jerusalem, I don’t live in a public pool, I am not helplessly laying and depending on other’s mercy for my livelihood. But I know, I was there once at my own Bethesda. So crippled, so spiritually sick, So painfully watching the spiritual transformation in others, So trying to get into the pool of freedom from my own shame, guilt, and sin. But every time! It became anot
Stages of Samaritan’s Conversion

Stages of Samaritan’s Conversion

Interestingly there is a pattern in many conversion stories. I see one here, in the Gospel of John Ch 4: 1-26.   1.    Resist – The first time when Christ starts a conversation, looking for our hearts we outright decline, like this Samaritan woman, “You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?” (John 4:9)   2.    Rationalize – with a little more conversation, we rationalize comparing and confusing spiritual truths with wordily “wisdom”, we argue,
The Spacewalk of My Spirit

The Spacewalk of My Spirit

As an endless vacuum of space is to my body, as airless, as hostile, as treacherous, the earth is to my spirit.   My spirit is chocked, It’s lungs struggle with gasps, It’s skin crawls with pain of burns, Its molecules liquefy, in few seconds in this world.   That’s is why my spirit wears its Space Suit, His perfect priceless Spirit. This Suit holds me together, It lets me breath, It sustains and stabilizes my innermost parts.   Looking through this ha
Why Do We Believe?

Why Do We Believe?

“A little faith will bring your soul to heaven; a great faith will bring heaven to your soul.” Said Spurgeon, once. Faith and belief seemed to be very common vocabularies among believers and unbelievers alike now a days. Even my five-year-old, stomps her feet and asserts she believes, ……. There are many beliefs and presuppositions in our world, like never before. Any strange search might bring up couple of results in our search engines. Any absurd arguments, any crazy doctrine, you will find few
 

Savior in Action

There is a whole section of debate about whether Jesus cleansed the temple twice or one time. But for me that’s not significant, Regardless once or twice, He cleansed the temple with lots of passion.   He made a whip of cord, He drove the merchants out, He poured out the money, He overturned the temple. Oh, to see the Savior in full action! After that the disciples remembered a verse from an old Psalm “Zeal for Your house has eaten Me up.” (John 2:19 & psal
He Fills It To The Brim.

He Fills It To The Brim.

The bridegroom was stressed, The bride sat somewhere isolated, The feast master was concerned, Servants were confused, Few guests with advice, There was a cheering crowd clueless, They ran out of wine in the Cana wedding.   Not that odd, often our wine runs out as well. Judicious, relishing fresh wine that once strengthened us. Well, may not be in our wedding, but always in our marriage.   When the path gets harder, The groom is st
Destroy Your List - Except for,

Destroy Your List - Except for,

Yes, I said destroy your list and look for a miracle, but I do believe in balance. If we need to use a list, then we are to use it for our personal convictions alone.    If you have questions about the strategies used by another minister, question it, but to your own self question.    If you are quite not sure of an identity of a christian minister, be skeptical, in your own mind be skeptical.   There is all these provisions to discern, see here the same john (agree
Knowing the Word (4) - Destroy Your List.

Knowing the Word (4) - Destroy Your List.

And they asked him, saying, “Why then do you baptize if you are not the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?” (John 1: 25)   This is the question asked to John the Baptist by Levites and priests sent by the Pharisees, precisely to ask this question. As we all know pharisees dedicated their life to learn and keep Jewish laws. They have a list, and quite confident with it as well. They asked, “are you Christ, Elijah, the Prophet?” John answered very clearly, no, no, and no! that’s that,
Truth That Frees

Truth That Frees

For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. (John 1:17)   When I was a child, I fantasized about becoming a police officer, even my father at times called me  “Ahila, IPS” – high ranking police officer in Indian legal system. Law and enforcement are all attractive topics for me. Often, you might find some lingering effects of my former life even now, “don’t touch, don’t eat”. Laws those were much simpler than Moses law, but laws indeed. Crippling
We are His Vessels.

We are His Vessels.

He was not that Light but was sent to bear witness of that Light. (John1:8)   This verse is talking about a man, who is one of his kind. The scripture exhorts him as “among those born of women there has not risen anyone greater than John the Baptist.” (Matthew 11:11).  That man, even John needed to remember and constantly repeat one truth “He was not that light.”   There is one truth every gospel worker needs to be grounded in that we are not that light; we are bearing witnes
Knowing the Word - In Him All (1)

Knowing the Word - In Him All (1)

“All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.” (John 1:3)   As I read this verse, my creative brain runs to that awe-inspiring moment of time, when time itself began to exist. How spectacular, how powerful, how unfathomable it is, creation of time, matter, space, all of it as we know, and will never know. Now, all things were made through Him, Who also made you and loves you, isn’t it a thought worthy of reveling for a minute.  As we grasp hold
Knowing the Word - Intro.

Knowing the Word - Intro.

Gospel of John is the book I desired to study for a very long time. Finally, here is that day to start. For the upcoming, how many ever days, weeks, or months He is going take me through this journey, I will be studying and sharing from John. If any of you are interested in joining me in this journey, you are most welcome.   I titled this study, “Knowing the Word.” One of the goals for me to read and meditate on scripture is to know Him, intimately, personally, and as much as I can, to
Become Complete

Become Complete

Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians is captivatingly filled with deliberations, passion, emotions, joy and tears. It also ends with a fascinating benediction. In its end, this two-word phrase that caught my attention. He says “Become complete” (2 Corinthians 13:11). In another version it says “be made complete.” This Greek word “katartizó” means perfected to fulfill a destination, bring it to proper condition, to be repaired.   I am really not sure what was in Paul’s mind as he exh
The Thorn in My Flesh.

The Thorn in My Flesh.

"And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure. Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me. And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasu
Christ Is Our Competence.

Christ Is Our Competence.

“Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God, who also made us sufficient as ministers of the new covenant,” (2 Corinthians 3:5-6).   In many job-interviews I had attended, there is one question that is always asked, “What makes you the right fit for this position?” Have we ever thought, what makes us competent to be “who we are?” in a combined role of our “SELF” as a person. This “Ahila” that I am! I could go on

Ahila Prabu

Ahila Prabu

Write Your "Sorrowful Letter"

Write Your "Sorrowful Letter"

“For you were made sorry in a godly manner” Paul writers in (2 Corinthians 7:9). What, godly sorrow? Is there a thing like that, I have heard of godly joy, but sorrow! Well, if the inspired Word says so, lets dig deep into it. There is not only a godly sorrow but also it was once stirred by Paul, our great Paul! by his letter to Corinthians. I am not going to argue over whether there is a “sorrowful letter” in between I and II Corinthians or I Corinthians is the “sorrowful letter”. Reg

Ahila Prabu

Ahila Prabu

He is Risen!

He is Risen!

It is seldom we all sit together as a family to have a passionate talk. Thank God, we got to have one of those conversations yesterday. As we both fervently talked about Christ, His birth, death, and resurrection, Nesia, my five-year-old girl paused and asked, “Why would God do that mom, it’s so weird.” “weird” she said.   We have one phrase that saves us every time we have these kinda questions, “Because, Jesus loves us Nesia!” So far it seems to put her at ease every t

Ahila Prabu

Ahila Prabu

Yoked or Friends?

Yoked or Friends?

Many might cringe reading this verse “Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers.” (2 Corinthians 6:14). Many with unbeliever as a family member, friends, even spouse might quickly circumvent this verse. But, let me take a minute and dwell here, I, even I, with the mother, sisters, brother, and friends who are unbelievers.   For a long time I read it quickly to spare dwelling on my “unfortune” of spending most of my time among unbelievers, and then I read this verse “ The Son

Ahila Prabu

Ahila Prabu

Offend or Not

Offend or Not

We try to live in such a way that no one will ever be offended or kept back from finding the Lord by the way we act, so that no one can find fault with us and blame it on the Lord. (2 Corinthians 6:3)   Paul who tried to live in such a way to not offend anyone yet seemed to have offended multitudes. There are books, sites, and cults formed to simply dispute Paul’s authority as an apostle.   It’s one thing to love and another to please with pressure,   It’s is one th

Ahila Prabu

Ahila Prabu

The Death Within

The Death Within

The Death Within.   Seldom after hurricanes or other tragic incidences, we hear stories of heroes who sacrificed their lives for someone else, even for a stranger. I am always intrigued by stories like that. As far as I am concerned, I might willingly give up my life for my little girl and that’s that, I must even think twice about my husband. But look, here Paul is exclaiming how his death is a gain for Corinthians. How painstakingly but with the most certainty Paul declares, “So then
Do You Believe, Then Speak!

Do You Believe, Then Speak!

13 And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I believed and therefore I spoke,” we also believe and therefore speak (2 Corinthians 4:13).     Seemingly different individuals, in different eras, in different context, said the very same thing, “I believed and therefore I spoke.”   They both spoke, One with tons of poems another with epistle after epistle, One with disabling sickness another with a devastating discouragement,
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