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"I write for the unlearned about things in which I am unlearned myself." - CS Lewis, Reflections on the Psalms

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Mob Attack...


Jumping up, they mobbed him and forced him to the edge of the hill on which the town was built. They intended to push him over the cliff, 30but he passed right through the crowd and went on his way. Luke 4:29-30(NLT)

They tried to mob Jesus, pushed Him, forced him to the edge to throw him over, but he passed right through the crowd and went on his way.
See, issues push you to the limit, they push you to the walls where everything in you is squashed and you can’t breath. They push you to the edge, when the bills aren’t miraculously being paid. When you’re still without child after waiting for years, when you’re unmarried, when you’re jobless…. That’s the mob that comes against the word of God, the opposite of what you believe. And it comes at you, head on. You don’t run off when you’re faced with a collision with the devil, you face him with what you have, the word, because one way or the other, only one person will be moved when your standing in the word crashes into the issues of life…. And it can’t be you and your word, especially when Christ is your foundation.

When they gather against you, when you are pushed to the edge, you will not be thrown over the cliff, right at the edge, right where your fall is supposed to happen, you will walk away, right passed the crowd and go on your way, with ease. One minute you’re at the edge almost falling over, and the next, you’re going on your way. Your rescue will be surreal, something like this…
When the lord brought back his exiles to Jerusalem,
it was like a dream!
We were filled with laughter,
and we sang for joy.
And the other nations said,
“What amazing things the lord has done for them.”
Yes, the lord has done amazing things for us!
What joy! Psalms 126:1-3
Whatever you’re going through, keep calm even as you feel like you’ve gotten to the end of the road. Take it one day at a time... face the day, the issues knowing it can't push you over even as it takes you to the edge. You don't kill yourself over issues, you live through the mob action, knowing you'll be walking through unharmed when it's most complex. When hope seems lost, like a dream, you’ll walk out of captivity, unhurt and striding in strength and in purpose.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Mouthy

(Was going through my drafts and saw this post I left lounging there since 2013... )

My visit to the dentist was an ego booster. She was impressed with me, said I had perfect teeth, and told me I had no reason to whiten it when I asked her to pimp up my teeth (she may rethink on that now) The nurse who scaled and polished my teeth was more impressed than the doctor. She said I had nice healthy teeth.
I was so proud of myself, I declared on twitter I would smile all day, all year and all century.
I brush, I floss, I chew minty gums and suck on tic tac. I have low tolerance for mouth odor. I have 'smellymouthophobia':)

Thus I got confused when my friend had a dream about me. In it, he gave me a birthday cake, and seated on top of the cake was a toothbrush with toothpaste, close-up toothpaste to be precise. Now that got me laughing... but I must have tried to smell my breath before laughing out loud. You see I laughed at the dream, but I didn't find it so funny.

I tried to go all Joseph on the dream, pulling out interpretations from wherever I could grab them from. Did it mean I ought to drop the Oral B toothpaste for close-up all my life or face the consequences? I mean, why toothpaste of all things? Why couldn't he have seen me flying into the sunset from my private island with my husband and all our children in our private jet?
Or maybe his subconscious was acting out what he thought, that i had stinky breath? Thus the subconscious painted a picture in his dream trying to tell me to brush with close up to get rid of the bad breath or something?

Or maybe I was taking a piss at life and taking it to seriously, maybe his dream was just a dream. Maybe we shouldn't read meaning to everything.
I just checked again, my breath is fresh and clean. In fact, I could be the breath of life to some people, I should breathe into bottles and sell. :)

Moral of the story? After days of pondering, I guess we don't have to think too deeply or read deep meanings to everything, somethings are just what they are. A hello is just a hello, a smile is just a smile and a dream is just a dream...

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Send Them Out...

I don’t think I’m half bad when it comes to my personal style. I can comfortably put an outfit together from what’s in my closet and look perfect for any event. I don’t overly fret when there’s a wedding or an occasion and there’s no new outfit, I whip a nice outfit cocktail that looks good and I’m good to go. But I always get to crossroads when I get to dress with my friends. I doubt my outfit, I ask if it’s ok, and the hesitant look or awkward shoulder shrug makes me feel like it’s bad. I forget that we have different styles and that I’m good to go without suggestions.

When I set outfits aside or have a look in my head, especially for asoebis, I’ve come to realize that it is wisdom not to go round asking friends how they’re styling theirs. Because they start describing things that feel or seem out of this world and I take a second look at my great put together look and it looks bland and I feel bad, and try to scramble round for something new because suddenly what I was confident about isn’t so appealing anymore. In the end most times, I tell myself, “I’ll go as I planned, I cant stress myself” and I end up looking real good. I prefer my look even if it’s not as outlandish as the next persons and I become thankful that I didn’t let other peoples choices move me. The other day I was getting my makeup done. I had a look all planned out and I told the make up artist what I wanted, then my friends came and suggested something different, they didn’t think my subtle look was a great idea. I wasn’t too wild on the idea, but now my subtle look sounded bleh and I doubted my choice… what they gave me was good, but I wasn’t too wild or comfortable with it because I didn’t feel like it was me. I looked good, but I still felt like I would have looked better if I went with my original plan.
I realize that whenever I dress by myself, I always come out looking good and receiving compliments even from the ones who would have suggested something different. Friends are blessings and great, but sometimes you have to step aside, learn to send them out of the room to make the best decisions.

What am I trying to say? When it comes to decisions, trust your judgment, trust the Spirit of God within you and send people out of the room, make your decisions and run with it. Because even with good intentions, the wrong people in the room will keep you from making the best decisions. The wrong people in the room can deflate your faith. The wrong questions, the wrong looks, the wrong body language, the wrong advice, the wrong scriptures can have you second guessing your vision, abilities and the promises of God in your life.
Ask Jesus. He understood this so well, and He, the Son of God, God in flesh had to send people out of the room sometimes.
By now they had arrived at the house of the town official, and pushed their way through the gossips looking for a story and the neighbors bringing in casseroles. Jesus was abrupt: “Clear out! This girl isn’t dead. She’s sleeping.” They told him he didn’t know what he was talking about. But when Jesus had gotten rid of the crowd, he went in, took the girl’s hand, and pulled her to her feet—alive. The news was soon out, and traveled throughout the region. Matthew 9:23-26(MSG)  
Murmurs can get even the most confident person to doubt, unbelief can be contagious sometimes and affect your faith.

Even Peter learned this truth from Jesus, he was sending people out of the room too… But Peter asked them all to leave the room; then he knelt and prayed. Turning to the body he said, "Get up, Tabitha." And she opened her eyes! When she saw Peter, she sat up!’ Acts 9:40

Jesus had all His disciples in the room and revealed this great plan of God. It was going to take Him away from his comfort zone, it was dangerous… but it was God big plan to save humanity….
From then on Jesus began to tell his disciples plainly that it was necessary for him to go to Jerusalem, and that he would suffer many terrible things at the hands of the elders, the leading priests, and the teachers of religious law. He would be killed, but on the third day he would be raised from the dead.
But Peter took him aside and began to reprimand him for saying such things. “Heaven forbid, Lord,” he said. “This will never happen to you!”
Jesus turned to Peter and said, “Get away from me, Satan! You are a dangerous trap to me. You are seeing things merely from a human point of view, not from God’s.” Matthew 16:21-23(NLT)
See, Peter was genuinely concerned… what if Jesus listened to Him? What if it made Him question His choice? Thank God He didn’t question or hesitate, thank God He was so rooted in this plan that all He did was rebuke Peter. Thank God He was so sure of what outfit He was going to wear, He didn’t let the opinion and concern of the disciples change His mind or doubt His choice. Anyone could be easily swayed by such show of emotion.

To do great works this year, you’ve got to send people out of the room. To be surrounded by people is nice, it’s kind of comforting… but your dreams can’t be digested by everybody (especially those who love comfort), sometimes your dreams are tailor made to the size of your faith and not your best friends, or even your pastor… that’s why it’s easy to loose it because you listen to the voices and murmurs of genuine concern. Jesus had many around Him and then He had the twelve disciples… but He always took just Peter, John and James into the room with him in records of some of His greatest miracles. (Maybe they believed in Him more, maybe it was something else about their will… Who knows?) and sometimes Jesus went in alone to pray, just He and God.
Find the one(s) from the crowd who you can take into the room with you. The ones, who even if they can’t fathom the size of your dreams and plans, will know enough to trust that you know what to do and pray for you and encourage you as you go through the process. Don’t fret if there’s no one you can take with you… stand alone in your faith, God’s got you and He’ll give you the encouragement you need, as long as you shut the other voices out.


Thursday, January 14, 2016

I Will Fight...


 Pastor Steven Furtick released an audio track  ‘I will Fight’ in January 2014, I always feel a burst of energy whenever I listen to it. I love the vibes it gives me; it’s a spiritual work out track with words that remind you of basic truths of who you are and just how much you've got within you and the advantage you have as you go through everyday life. I’m not sure why I’m just sharing it two years after it's release, but I pray it blesses someone as we walk through this new year.



The Christian life is not a playground, it’s a battle ground. So today I will give no place to fear or failure. I will not accept a trace of apathy in my attitude in my actions. I will reject complacency and embrace the greatness that God has planted inside of me. I will waste no opportunity to glorify God and maximize everything he has entrusted to me.
I will fight.

My battle in not against flesh and blood, but against a spiritual enemy who opposes me. So I will draw the battle lines and face my enemy with a bold determination. I will dismantle every argument and pretension that he presents which contradicts what God has spoken. My enemy fights against me because he fears me. And every time he reminds me of my past, I will remind him of his future. Every time I resist him he must flee and every time I speak the truth, every stronghold must surrender.

I will fight.
I will make no excuses, but through every obstacle I will find a way. I will not procrastinate my progress. I will not defer my destiny. I will not waiver when I'm weak. I will not cower when my circumstances take a turn for the worse. Because greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world.

I will fight.
I will pursue, overtake and recover everything that the enemy has come to kill, steal and destroy in my life. And even if I lose the battle, I will win the war. Because I am more than a conqueror through him who loves me. I am raised to life with Jesus Christ and I reign with Him because I look to Him for strength. I will reject the lies that echo in my mind telling me that I don't have what it takes that I cannot survive this trial; that my best is behind me or that humiliation awaits me. The devil is a liar. And my God always causes me to triumph through Jesus Christ my Lord.

I will fight.
I'm unashamed to represent a kingdom that is unshakeable. No one will be able to stand against God's plan for me all the days of my life. With my God I will advance against every troop. With His help I will scale every wall. Though my enemies surround me, my God surrounds my enemies. Though they may come at me one way, they will flee seven ways because no weapon formed against me will prosper and every evil thing that rises against me I will condemn,

I will fight.
I have determined to build my life on the solid foundation of God's perfect word. By faith I will activate every promise He has made, and I will aim these promises as weapons of mass destruction obliterating every opponent.
The weapons God has given me have divine power. I defy and defeat sin because of the finished work of Christ my saviour. I am whole heartedly devoted to the cause God made me for and I have no intention of letting the world define me because I know who I am. A humble warrior, a good soldier, a strong and mighty servant of the living God. In Christ I am courageous. In Christ I am confident. My heart is steadfast. My purpose in immovable. I am always abounding in the work of the Lord and my potential is unlimited because the limitless God lives within me.

I will fight.
The cross is before me. The world is behind me. I'll never turn back. I'll never give up. I'll never settle. I'll never stop short. I will press toward the mark for the prize that is already mine. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nether height, nor
depth, nor anything else in all creation shall be able to separate me from my God. And if my God is for me, who can be against me.
I will fight.

Friday, January 1, 2016

2016... HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Happy New Year Everyone!

I pray for a renewed mindset beyond your resolutions to do things differently!
God bless you all in this new year.
I love and appreciate you all.



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