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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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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

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

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
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

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
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
They really Do Stand, by Their Own Faith.

They really Do Stand, by Their Own Faith.

“But that does not mean we want to dominate you by telling you how to put your faith into practice. We want to work together with you so you will be full of joy, for it is by your own faith that you stand firm.” (2 Corinthians 1:24)   After being a Christian for more than two decades, I have come across many mentors and mentees. If we are not careful in this role as mentors, we could be infected with a mentor’s complex. How easy and unintentional, yet malevolent, we quickly assume domi

Ahila Prabu

Ahila Prabu

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
The Stone in Your Hands.

The Stone in Your Hands.

For a minute take this journey with me. Let’s go back thousands of years passed to the foothill of Mount Sinai. Let’s voyage to the page of the Bible where it records “the shining face of Moses”. Such a glorious sight, Moses carrying stone tablets, his face shining radiantly as he walks down exhausted but bright. Let’s be a spectator of that sight for a second. That remarkable sight of the great commandment is meant for condemnation, Paul says.   “For if the ministry of condemnation ha
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
The Locusts in and of Itself, Neither Good nor Bad!

The Locusts in and of Itself, Neither Good nor Bad!

“So, I will restore to you the years that the swarming [k]locust has eaten, The crawling locust, The consuming locust, And the chewing locust, My great army which I sent among you.” (Joel 2:25)                                              I have heard this verse quoted many times in personal testimonies, rightfully most of the times. The immense beauty of our Lord’s unfailing love is candidly expressed here. Yet, I for once read the last sentence of this verse with

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
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

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
 

Star Trek, Cultural Connection, and Biblical Truth

Started watching star trek – the next generation, in the past few months. I really enjoy it for what it is, sci-fi series with most use of artistic license. The motive for this almost 40 years old female to watch star trek is pure curiosity, curiosity of what made this series to run for 5 decades successfully with that many episodes, that many books and novels featuring it. I am intrigued by this kind of influential media and its relevance in cultural connections.   After almost watchi

Ahila Prabu

Ahila Prabu

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,
 

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
On The Valley of Decision.

On The Valley of Decision.

Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision. (Joel 3:14).   Life is a continuation of choices and decisions, yet most of us dread making decisions because,  we don’t not know ALL the details, we are uncertain of future outcomes, and we are comforted by the known present.    But there in the valley of Jehoshaphat, we will all be audience to THE GREAT DECISION that will be made. Made by the King

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

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,
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
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
Joel’s Longing is Our Reality.

Joel’s Longing is Our Reality.

"And it shall come to pass That whoever calls on the name of the Lord Shall be saved. For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be deliverance, As the Lord has said, Among the remnant whom the Lord calls" (Joel 2:32, NKJV.)   The Jewish audience of this prophecy would have contemplated, “how easy it would be to just call upon the Name of The Lord, instead of keeping up with 613 some commandments.”   The far standing gentile audience would have th

Ahila Prabu

Ahila Prabu

Her Numbers, My Quest

Her Numbers, My Quest

My daughter and I have very brief but many of these intimate talks, she sits on my lap and probe me with questions, some I eloquently answer, others I take a deep breath and come up with the closed to acceptable answer. We both enjoy these moments so much.   During one of those intimate talks, my kindergartner asked me, “Mom, what is the biggest number ever?”   I responded without much thought, “Quadrillion, may be Googleplex, Baby, there is something called “infinite” that i
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

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