I'm Sandeep, a medical doctor, Psychiatrist by specialization, now working in Karigiri Hospital, Vellore. By the way, the most remarkable thing I want to share with you from my life, is about the tremendous joy and peace that fills my heart as a result of my encounter with the Lord Jesus Christ. You can read the story of my transformation from a traditional Hindu into an ardent follower of Christ here: http://sandeeppsychiatry.blogspot.in/2007/06/about-me.html
Monday, June 25, 2007
I am Sandeep.B, a medical doctor now working in Kannur, Kerala. By the by, the most remarkable thing I want to share with you from my life, is about the tremendous joy and peace that fills my heart as a result of my encounter with the Lord Jesus Christ. Being from a traditional Hindu family, I’d like to say that this is not at all a religious conversion, but it’s a thrilling story of transformation from deep within my heart….
I can guarantee that you, too, can experience the joy and the peace such as you have never experienced before in your entire lifetime, and find the real meaning and purpose of your life, if you also truly repent of your sins from your heart and entrust your life completely into the mighty hands of Jesus Christ, believing that it was for “my” sins that Jesus died on the cross of Calvary.
You may say: “This is something emotional, which ‘weak’ people resort to. Or you may tell me: “I also know God. He understands our weakness. He forgives us. It’s O.K however we live, provided we do no harm to anybody. God has given us this life to enjoy as far as possible. Yet we must love all, do many good deeds to please God…….”
My line of thoughts was also in this direction at one time. But some years ago, I happened to realize that, howsoever I tried to lead a holy life with all my philosophies and ideologies, though I could be extra-decent and loving to all externally, it was all pride and self-centeredness inside. Yea, by the mercy of God, I got a glimpse of my own wretchedness and helplessness in the presence of a holy God on that very Sunday morning of December 19th, 1999.
This burden of sin was not, of course, based on the number of sins I committed, but I realized it to be something inherent in my nature, too heavy for me to cast away. Then I – who till then assumed myself to be a highly spiritual man close to God (!!) – for the first time in my life, lifted my inner eyes in utter helplessness to that God who created you and me, who was actually unknown to me till then.
All these took place in the Room no:14 of St. Thomas Hostel of MarIvaniosCollege, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, when I was doing my Second Pre-degree Course there. Suddenly I felt an inner urge to open the Holy Bible on my table (which I had acquired out of curiosity from my ex-room-mate, though I was a traditional Hindu). The 25th to 27th verses of the 36th chapter of the book of Ezekiel were the verses my eyes came to focus on to, which read thus:
“Then I will sprinkle clean water on you and you will be clean. I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols. Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put My Spirit within you and I will cause you to walk in My statutes and you will be careful to observe all My ordinances”.
The Lord Jesus Christ really spoke these words to my very heart. Having cleansed me and relieved me of all my burdens, He filled my heart literally with heavenly love, joy and peace. You, too, can receive this beautiful, most thrilling and exciting life of a wonderful love-relationship with Jesus, if you just turn away and repent of all your sins and entrust yourself completely into His nail-pierced hands.
You can invite Him into your life right now by praying sincerely like this:“Lord Jesus, thank you for dying on the cross for MY sins. I receive You as my Saviour and Lord. Lead and guide my life. Make me the kind of person You want me to be.”
If we take time to surrender our lives completely to Him, He will truly fill our hearts with His divine love through the Holy Spirit. Then our concern in everything we think, say or do is whether this will bring delight to the heart of our loving Lord or not. Whenever we fail to keep the mark, we need to repentradically of having grieved His tender heart....
My dear friend, let me make it clear that I do not follow any religion or its nauseating traditions and corruptions. I have no change of religion, but, in fact, Christ changed me myself. Jesus has founded no religion at all. Yes, real Christianity is not a religion at all, but a way of life – a real day to day love relationship with Jesus Christ!
We can discuss more on this, if you want to, in the coming days…. May God bless you abundantly!