God Does Not Slumber

Heard a moaning noise, when I got my sleep disturbed at 02:40AM on 18th June 2016. What I have seen in next minute made me to scream ‘Jesus!!! Help me out’…..

I have been deputed to the US for a long-term assignment as an IT – Portfolio manager with an offshore team in India.  Usually, if I go to sleep late after finishing offshore teleconference meetings (that is the nature of working in onshore-offshore model with many IT companies), I cannot easily wake up for next 5-6 hours unless the alarm buzzes repeatedly at high pitch or my wife or son awakes me in person.

On 18th June 2016, after finishing my long day with offshore teleconference meetings till 01:30 AM, I hit my bed with a small prayer as I was completely tired.  Suddenly, I heard a moaning noise at 02:40AM, the noise was very feeble but I woke up from my sleep, disturbed.  This was totally unusual for me to wake up in the wee hours only after hour of sleep when the body is completely stripped off energy. When I woke up and rushed to see the source of the moaning noise. What I saw made me to scream ‘Jesus!!! Help me’. My wife was unconscious in the restroom with her head struck in a narrow space in a corner of the room and I could not see her face. I tried to pull her out carefully as her head was found twisted. Somehow, I pulled her head out from that narrow space and made her to lie down flat on the floor.  By sprinkling water and giving her some to drink, I got her to a conscious state and then I made her to lie on the bed. Later I got to know that, 5-7 minutes back only this had happened and God woke me up in the wee hours by sending His angel.

First miracle was : The Lord who does not slumber, made me to wake up in the wee hour at the right time to hear the very feeble moaning noise and made me to attend critical medical situation

He will not allow your foot to be moved, He who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, He who keeps Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.  Psalms 121:3 & 4

As a basic first aid, I checked her blood pressure, it was very low in the range of 60-70 though she was taking medication for high blood pressure. She was found very weak and pale.  After 15-20 minutes of rest, I rushed to an emergency room in my locality.  As there was no doctor except some paramedics/nurses, they asked me to take her to nearest bigger hospital with all the facilities. I got admitted her in ICU at 04:00AM and all the blood tests were done. She was getting better and her blood pressure fluctuation was monitored.  After 45 min in the ICU, she wanted to use the restroom, I was helping her to walk towards the restroom and she was leaning on me.  After 2 minutes of slow walk within 15 meters, she lost her consciousness the 2nd time in my own hand and collapsed to the ground.  Bunch of nurses rushed to the spot and got her to the bed and connected her back to the monitors. What I had seen was really shocking as her blood pressure was very low in the range of 20-25.

The 2nd miracle was: my wife re-gained her blood pressure very fast from 20-25 to 60-70 in the next 20 minutes without any major medical complications.

After seeing the 2nd time recovery with blood pressure readings on the monitor, I realized the critical medical condition of my wife that she was undergoing during 1st time pass-out at home and she should have been carried only in ambulance. Thank God! It was His amazing strength that made her to come down from 1st floor to ground floor and walking up to car parking area by holding my hand.

Doctors could diagnose the problem very fast and had to undergo a treatment for with the best medication. Praise God! She was restored to normal blood pressure in the next 24 hours and was discharged from the ICU.  Within the next 2 months, she got back to normal health condition.  Amen! God is our healer and by His wounds we are healed!

Yes. Our God is our ever-present help at the time of troubles and He cares for us as our father and mother.

This is a testimony from an IT professional, who is working for a multi-national company and  resides in Houston, USA.

New Grain, New Wine and New Oil…..

New Job offer from one of the Tier -1 company with  100% hike when the IT Industry itself was in the midst-of recession.

I had been working for an IT company for 5  years and had great dreams about building a long career in the same company because I loved my God given job in a specific domain. So, I was working hard for more than 12 hours a day and some times, in the weekends as well, to complete the assignments on time. Since the environment was with healthy competition, I was so optimistic that everything will be taken care by the management and kept on doing my hard work. Above all, I trusted my God for every single matter, that He would take care of me.

Years went on… but the situation kept changing and all of my peers got promoted to higher grades and it so happened that I had to report to my peer who had been promoted.  That time I realized that the promotions were frozen due to recession, for next one year. Hence, I asked for a good long term assignment with my family.  For any onsite assignment selection, I would be given a slot where no one was available for whatsoever reason and it was so much hurting; hence I was praying for a good & long term assignment in any other country. That also didn’t happen and I was at cross roads with much humiliation and distress. Also, I was not sure about what to do at the onset of recession in the IT industry and this continued for more than 5 months.

One of my friends asked for my profile, I shared it just like that. Then, one afternoon in the following week,  one of my colleague shared the Word of God for 10 mins in our weekly lunch time Corporate Prayer fellowship, with the Bible Verse Joel 2:19, “ I am sending you Grain, New Wine and oil, enough to satisfy you fully”. He called out to the 15 member group, that whoever needs, let him / her inherit this new grain, new wine and new oil.  The moment I heard this prophetic voice from my colleague, I took it for me literally and immediately, new rays of hope beamed out of my heart and filled with the joy and peace that a great turn around will happen in my career.

Praise God… unbelievable…. within 2 weeks of time, I got a new job offer from one of the Tier -1 company with  100% hike when the IT Industry itself was going through recession.  It was like recovering the benefits which were lost for many years, miraculously.  Also, the new job was given for me to work in a different domain / skills requirements. God opened a new door for me to work in the domain / expertise that I had in 3 months which was not as per the original plan. This opportunity has given me a greater facelift and helped me to be connected with leading consultants globally in the specific domain across the companies.  Yes… God took care of my every single request, including my interest in a specific domain.

If you are going through a situation of no recognition for your good and hard work or humiliation by politics at your work or your promotion is long pending due to whatsoever reason and the situation is not favorable, let not your heart be troubled (John 14:1) and just make it known to our God (Phil 4:6). New Grain, New Grain and New Oil are there for you!!!… God will open a door for you that no man can shut, @ the right time!!!  Amen!!!.

From an IT Professional working in a Tier 1 IT company in Chennai

He knows me by name

I am Meenakshi S. This is my testimony of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
About Me…
 
God knew us before we were formed.
 
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, And before you were born I consecrated you; I have appointed you a prophet to the nations.”-Jeremiah 1:5
 
I was born in a middle class family. My Native is Tenkasi which is in Tirunelveli district. My father is a merchant and my mother is a home maker. I have an elder sister as well as an younger sister. We three are girls. My Father wanted us to study a lot. But he saved nothing. All his earnings were spent for our studies. Our financial status is not good. Yet he made my elder sister to study MSc IT, me to study Engineering, and my younger sister to study BSc Maths. I completed my engineering in National Engineering College, Kovilpatti through loan provided by bank. My father struggled a lot to make us comfortable. So I studied well and became the college level rank holder. It motivated me a lot to achieve more. So I put more effort to become a University Rank Holder. At that time I didn’t know that thirst had been given by my Lord Jesus. As per my wish, I became University Rank Holder. I got Chennai Anna University level 10th Rank.Praise the Lord.
 
My Sister’s Words…
 
After that I had attended TCS interview in my college. Because of the college topper I didn’t have 3 rounds, only 1 round – HR round. I prepared a lot for that. I did very well. I gave my best. But I didn’t know why I was rejected. In TOP 5 rank holders I was the one who had been eliminated in that interview. So I lost my confidence. I was vexed. Next I had attended the ZOHO interview. I had performed very well and I was selected in 3 rounds. Last HR round. They simply asked about myself, not more than a word other than my family. I was very confident that I would get that job. But don’t know why in that interview also I was rejected. Like this I had 2 more interviews with Cognizant, Verizon I failed to get in there too. I would like to mention a few things about my elder sister by whom I realized our Lord. She married a boy who is Christian. It happened as by my sister’s wish. In my Brother-in-law’s family everyone have their faith in Jesus. They used to thank Jesus for everything HE had given. Even before eating they used to have family prayer. Before going to sleep, prayer. My sister studied in Christian college. So she was very comfortable with that. Before she got married she was blessed by God. But for me it was very strange. I used to scold her for making my presence in that place. But she used to say “Because of me My God will bless my family. So you will also be blessed by my Jesus soon. Soon you will come to know who is the real God and  only He who can make marvelous things in one’s life”. I never minded her words. But she used to pray for me as “God please bless my sister. Let her know who you are..”.
Jesus called my name…
At that time I received a mail from L&T Infotech. Once I had applied for off-campus. That mail was about an interview with L&T Infotech. I didn’t show that much interest on that. But my sister asked me to have faith in Jesus this time and she said “Definitely you will not be cheated”. Jesus can only make anything happen. At that time I didn’t have that much time to prepare for interview. Because I received the mail on 3rdDecember 2013. The interview was on 6th December 2013. So I came just like that. At Vel Tech  college they had arranged for the interview. I was in a situation to pass 5 rounds of interview to get in. I was frustrated. But because of my sister I said Jesus Never Fails again and again only by my lips. At that time I didn’t think about anyone. The one and only word came from my mouth was Jesus. Out of 6500 only 72 had been selected for next round and I WAS ONE AMONG THAT. This time I didn’t prepare anything. First time I called Jesus from my mouth only. This time I started calling Him from my heart. Second, Third, Fourth rounds got completed on 6th December evening itself. Only 41 got selected for 5th Round that was the HR interview.  And they called my name while reading that selected candidates list. But I was sitting idle. The girl one who was sitting with me touched me and said “They are calling your name”. MY NAME WAS NOT CALLED BY THEM BUT BY MY JESUS, MY DADDY, MY SAVIOR, MY LORD, MY GOD… No words to explain His love.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.” -Jeremiah 29:11-12
 
God did that. I know I didn’t attend that interview. For me God had come from the heavens and He attended every round on behalf of me. Because I didn’t remember anything which happened inside that interview room. I can’t even recollect those moments. In that night, half of my mind was happy and half of my mind was worried about the last HR round. At that time I heard the voice of JESUS through a person who had conducted a prayer meeting in Chennai near to the place where I stayed. The words are “ I WON’T LET YOU GO DOWN. DO YOU THINK FOR THIS REASON I BROUGHT YOU UPTO THIS LEVEL?” I prayed to God and thanked him with my tears. Next day in HR interview, they simply asked about my native and my family. Out of 41, 38 were selected. After that I realized who is Jesus and I try to make many people to follow Him by telling my story and by sharing His endless love. My younger sister also turned to follow Jesus and by her two of her friends started worshiping Him.
THANK YOU JESUS. PRAISE THE LORD. GLORY TO GOD.
“But as for me, I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more “ Psalm 71:14
 
Amen. Love you my Daddy.
 
Thanks & Regards,
Meenakshi Subramanian.

A Creative Miracle

A creative miracle – the story of Abraham Koshy
15th August, 2008 was not another Independence Day celebration in Chennai. It witnessed one of
the deadliest accidents in history when an express bus hit a young man from behind while riding
his two-wheeler on Chennai’s busy roads.
The bus tyres rolled over his body at a speed of 70-75 kmph with a full load of passengers.
 
“Despite the tons of weight that rolled over me, none of my bones….”
 
(Read on… as Abraham shares his story)

AK1

Dear All,
Greetings!
Let me share just one blessed testimony among a million that have happened in my life. A day, which became a tryst with destiny. I must say that this is a gist of what I have been through.
 
While riding my two wheeler to office on August 15th, 2008, I met with a deadly road accident in Chennai. An express bus (with close to 46 passengers) hit me from behind. Still I can recollect the banging sound. Due to the massive impact I lost balance and was thrashed down on the road from my two-wheeler. Within fraction of seconds the bus tires rolled over my body with the same speed it came (70-75 kmh).  The main road of Guindy, Chennai became a tragedy spot. I lay there on the road in a pool of blood. All the flesh in my legs got crushed. Everybody leaned and looked under the bus to see my “dead body.” The public summoned the police to remove the body from the road.
I was not dead, thank God. Only God knew that I was still alive! The pain that I have endured, dear friend you can’t dream or think of.
Here I must say that God sent His mighty power through His Holy Spirit. I have experienced it. Amazingly my eyes opened mildly, and with the help of my Saviour JESUS, I crawled from under the bus and came out. Despite severe pain God enabled me to stand up, holding the body of the bus seeking help.
I was fatally injured. I felt that it was the fag end of my life. Like a lightning, a series of thoughts started running in my mind. My parents, my brother,  sister, my wife, my ambitions, my career, my family, friends etc…
By that time all the muscles and flesh of my legs were literally on the road. What remained was just left overs of flesh covered with blood in my leg. All my senses faded on my way to the hospital. The doctors got confused on what to do to an injury of this sort that is so rare. Shockingly I noticed the stark reality, that my right leg was almost not there; other than left overs. The left leg had swollen up, but no sign of injury was visible.
However, when they cut open my left leg; it was in the same condition as my right. The little flesh and muscles which was left behind on both legs had to be removed to prevent further infection. They were confused whether to amputate my left leg or the right one or may be even both. The senior doctors who were there could not take a decision on what could be done. They strongly recommended my family that to help me survive, my legs needed to be amputated; chances of this were increasing hour by hour.
That moment I realized that the dollars and millions we may have in our back accounts will not even have the value of a toilet paper at times. Your power centers will just fail over here. Academic brilliance will stay out, friends and family can just wait outside the glass room where entry is restricted. You are alone, just alone.
Ask yourself, what if this day is the last day of your life? What will you do?
 
Each day in my life I believe that God will make ways where there seems to be no way. Yes! Let me tell you my brothers and sisters. It was my Lord who sent the best Surgeon (Dr. Shashi Bhushan Chief Surgeon to Apollo group of hospitals) at that time. Dr. Sashi, said to my wife after taking a look at my condition, “Look at this! This is a very bad and negative case that I have come across. I cannot give any guarantee to this. All I can do is, just give it a wild try without no hope. Do you want me to do it or not”?
Soji, my wife replied with agony “I want you to go ahead with the operation and not amputation in whatever ways you can, with your expertise”. Before the surgery she asked permission to come inside and see me to pray for me. Many were embarrassed to see that scene – a heart breaking scene.
My wife was all alone in the hospital because it was just 7AM in the morning. She signed all the papers trusting my Jesus. 

AK2

 Can you guess what happened then? As the writer of the Psalms says, “He protects all his bones, not one of them will be broken” Psalm 34:20 (the Bible)It happened to me!
Despite the tons of weight that rolled over me, none of my bones had a single fracture not even a scratch to my bones. (Let me help you recollect the weight of the bus and the added weight of a full load of passengers too.)
 AK3
After my first surgery, my pain knew no limits. It was much more than an ordinary man could tolerate. I could have died on the road itself instead of this pain – I thought. My mind wandered for a mercy killing sort-of-feeling. Still! JESUS gave me the power to endure the pain with peace.
 
The doctors had no idea what would happen. I had to undergo two more surgeries. I was fed up with the pain and sufferings beyond compare. I was in the ICU on my birthday August 17th. The second surgery was on my first wedding anniversary, August 20th.
I underwent three surgeries and the doctor had come to do the dressings of my leg and give the dates for the next surgery. The doctors said I might require two more surgeries that are more critical. Let me share what my loving Father God did with his authority. From thenHe never allowed a surgical knife to be touched on my body.
MOREOVER, when the doctor removed the bandages of my legs, he was astonished. The doctor who had come to fix a date for my surgery told me that my wounds were healed and that I could wash my legs and stop wearing the bandages.
 AK4
 The rest is a miracle/ legacy/history in medical field. The doctors said it would take 6 months for me to stand or walk properly. Let me share what JESUS did for me.
He made me lift my bed and walk on the 27th day! My surgeon said, “I am a professional surgeon for the last 27 yrs, but I have never come across a miracle like this”.
 
He told me this “Abraham, you survived only because you were in “His” palmsThis hospital has history of amputating limps even for just bicycle accidents. You are the one who got admitted with deadly injuries in the history of hospital itself, but you are first one who got healed and got discharged”. It was only because I was saved and accepted Christ as my personal Savior and had become one with Christ through baptism, that evil powers could not take my life away. My marriage with Christ, through baptism saved my life. Now I am his bride. He takes care of my needs. I just humble myself under his mighty arms. He just runs the shows for me.
 
Even though I was discharged from hospital, there was no movement in my left toes, not even a flicker. I could not lift my legs against gravity. Medical science calls it “foot drop.” Therefore, when I walked either I had to drag my leg or lift it high to make movement.
Let me tell you what my DIVINE HEALER did for me on the fasting prayer that Heavenly Feast conducted in Chennai. My foot drop started failing in front of His mighty hand. I am able to lift my toes against gravity.
Now I need not walk like a lame person.
Legs became much better, almost flexible as it was during my Kung-fu classes. The Lion of Judah is in everyone. Keep praying for others. Pray to make your life too a miracleMy hospital bills accounted in lakhs. Let me tell you – I never had anything with me. But my Lord showed
ways to clear everything in the ways which we could never dream of. Amen!
Right from the accident spot to the front of this laptop where I am typing this testimony for you, let me tell you brothers and sisters the happiness and the peace that Jesus has given in me is tremendous. I don’t have words to explain.
My God is a God of provision and success. This accident occurred after I switched my job and joined TCS may be just 3 months or so. Let me tell you Jesus opened doors of heaven to shower his blessings. When I was in the hospital bed, it was my Jesus who confirmed my employment with Tata Consultancy Services, TCS, Chennai.
From the level of ‘just an employee’ God blessed me with my dream role of a coach. He made me the most sought after Coach/ Trainer of the organisationChanging lives, touching lives, helping people to become the best in everything – this is has become my life today!
Universities, colleges, churches, organizations, departments queued for my dates to share the testimony of what God has done for me.
The surgeon said “you must not stand, fluid can form, swelling can develop, it can lead to anything”
BUT My Jesus HE makes me stand in front of thousands and thousands.
 
Day after day I am standing for program after program, stage after stage. I am compelled to stand by my passion and also in gratitude for what My God has done for me. I can’t sit in a corner of my room, I can’t be on my hospital bed any more. I can’t stop myself from sharing this Good news to you dear.
 
He made my ‘job’ into my life; I realized I had become a power generator by His Grace. Let me express my special thanks to Tata Consultancy Services, Chennai.
My special thanks to my family members and all the prayer warriors of Heavenly Feast. Pages are not enough for me to explain what my Lord has done for me. Flesh and blood reveal who HE is. He blessed be beyond compare. I just thank him for the overflowing blessing shall follow you!! Giving all the glory to my Savior Jesus!
Dear Friend,
May be today you are shattered, you are lost,
You are wounded, you are hopeless, or in pain.
You may have experienced emptiness at heart…
Despite all the riches you have, your life is full of death situations.
I have good news… God can speak life into your death situations; IF YOU BELIEVE. I bless everyone in the matchless name of Jesus.
God has made me a living testimony to this world.
May God bless you! Because HE lives, I can face tomorrow
-Abraham Koshy

Dengue Disappeared!!!

It was the month of August in 2013 and we at CCF were very busy in organizing for the 7 Habits programme. Just few days before the programme, my daughter was down with fever. We took her to the doctor and the regular antibiotics didn’t have any effect at all and the fever was hitting century every day!!!.

Then the doctor decided to take a blood test and going through that process itself is a tough thing, to see your little one being sucked off blood in multiple containers intended for various tests!!. It was purely by God’s grace that we came through that. With so many things happening around, it was too much!!!

The blood test result came in on 12th Aug and the 7 Habits programme was on 15th Aug. The blood test came with positive for Dengue. The white blood cell count was almost half of the lowest limit and platelet count on the lower side, but above the lower limit. I didn’t know what to do!!!

On the one side, seeing your little one suffer with fever and with the results like this, it was over my head. Sometimes, that is the time when you fully surrender to the Lord, when you cannot think of any alternatives??…..isn’t it.

Even though, the Lord wants us to hand over things to Him, right up, but many times, we keep trying, thinking, planning for things which we cannot do nothing about. And here was a situation, in which I can do nothing!!!.

I took the blood test result to the doctor and he saw it and advised rest and thank God, he didn’t talk about admitting her!!!. I was just clueless, blank. With the programme on one side, and family on the other side…I knew that it was my Lord’s grace, which can take me through. I promptly dropped a mail to Bro. Anand Pillai for prayers, he called me immediately and we prayed together.

I also informed my friends for prayer and there were so many questions on the platelet count, which was over my head and was just focusing on the Lord and the programme. We were just praying proclaiming His promise in Isaiah 53:5.

By God’s abundant grace, my daughter recovered very quickly and we (myself, my wife and sister-in-law) were able to attend the 7 Habits programme on 15th Aug without any concern!!!!

Praise God for His healing hand on my daughter!!!!…amazing are His ways!!!

After few days, when I went to the doctor to get the medical certificate, he was amazed himself saying, ‘didn’t we admit her, I had to admit many kids with Dengue during that time’.

Thank and Praise God that we didn’t have to admit her and she was fine before the programme and the programme also went on well by God’s grace and His hand was seen in very step.

As per Psalm 37:5, whatever may be your situation today – be it health issues or issues at the workplace, relationship issues, financial issues…’Commit it to the Lord’s hands and also trust in Him and He shall bring it to pass‘. Amen.

All Glory to Him!!! Praise God!!!.

Rajiv R G, CCF.

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