Saturday, 30 August 2014

Saturday Slices #5: Seek Him

There are times the Lord seems so close and at other times, well it seems like He doesn't even exist. But does the Lord ever leave us to attend to some more important things? You know, He is the King of both the Heaven and the earth--He must have a lot on His plate.

No. The Lord never leaves us (Hebrews 13:5). We are the most important of all He has to care for--THE MOST IMPORTANT!

You are.

I am.

Therefore, when it seems like He's travelled, seek Him.

When He is home, seek Him.

For anyone who seeks, finds. Anyone who shall call upon the Lord, receives an answer.

Seek Him in the morning and at night.

With my soul have I desired Thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek Thee early: for when Thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness. - Isaiah 26:9, KJV

Seek Him both in peace and in distress.

O God, Thou art my God; early will I seek Thee: my soul thirsteth for Thee, my flesh longeth for Thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is; To see Thy power and Thy glory, so as I have seen Thee in the sanctuary. - Psalm 63:1-2, KJV.

Seek Him as you wash, cook, iron, drive, eat etc. Seek Him. All the time.

Why?

Because God never takes a break from us, He never travels. Most of the time, we are the ones who wander away, we are the ones that take a break, we are the ones who get weary.

In seeking Him, we become increasingly aware of His presence. The more conscious we are of His abiding presence, the easier it is for us to trust Him and trusting God requires that we take our eyes completely off every other thing and focus them on Him.

How?

Pray. Always. Turn your every word into a prayer. When you're chatting with a friend, instead of magnifying/glorifying the issues you're facing, talk more about how you trust that God will come through. Instead of grumbling, let your murmurings be a prayer. Ask the Lord always to bless you, keep you, energise you; as you encounter any difficulty, tell Him to help--difficulties as minute as your door lock won't open.

Listen, God bless you isn't a cliche. It's a prayer. It's the words that my mouth speak and the heavens have a responsibility to honor it. Speak your prayer, sing it, dance it.


The Word. Read it. Memorise it. Meditate on it. Have you ever considered the relationship between the herdsman and his flocks. He doesn't only lead them to where they can graze, he protects them--from running into an oncoming vehicle, from other people who might want to steal and kill them; he is like a friend to them--spending every waking moment with them and choosing their welfare over his.

Didn't Jesus say He is the Good Shepherd? Psalm 23:1 says, the Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want...a provider, a friend, a keeper because I have one in Christ Jesus!

Apostle John says ...and the Word was God (John 1:1). Keep the Word close to you, keep God close to you.

When Thou saidst, Seek ye My face; my heart said unto Thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek. - Psalm 27:8, KJV.


Time For The Slices

This saturday, I'm only going to share links to posts from other blogs.

• Courtney of the Women Living Well will be starting a blogging through the bible series with the Good Morning Girls beginning this september. If you're looking for some inspiration and accountability to read through the whole bible, then you should check it out.

• Have you noticed how blue my blog is? Question = describe it in one word. Equally see Wholesome Joy's all things blue love.


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Wednesday, 27 August 2014

My Back To School Tale

[This post contains links to the Compassion International Sponsorship Programme. A few dollars a month can make a wholesome change in a child's life].


My back to school tale.
Is not the same as that of the average kid.
It doesn't include my parents buying a new back pack for me.
Neither does it include new books bought by them.
Yes, it is that different.

My back to school tale.
Doesn't include fancy stories of the fancy places I visited during the holidays
Because I didn't get to visit any resort
And there's no disney here.
Yes, it's kinda like that.

My back to school tale.
Is not filled with bitterness and regret either.
It is not a tale of some disgruntled child who wishes life could have done him better.
No, it is so not in my alley.




My back to school tale
Is a tale of gratitude;
To God, for life sustained.
To mom and dad for their love, care and prayers.
To the visionaries of Compassion International.
To the men and women who sponsor me and my friends because,

My back to school tale
Would not have been if they had not responded to God's call and request
To “let the little children come to Me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” - Matthew 19:14, ESV.
I am thrilled by their passion, dedication and determination!

My back to school tale.
Is my testimony of which I give God all the glory.
For I see and I'm a beneficiary of the good works His people do in His Name.
Now, that's my story, my tale, my song.

WHAT'S YOURS?!


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Sunday, 24 August 2014

Dear Jeremiah...The Foundation

It's really been amazing seeing Jeremiah 1:5 in a whole new light.

Foundation is everything.

A look at Jeremiah's life as a prophet reveals how faithful our God is. Yes, there were times it got difficult for him, but God didn't fail him. He always gave him the right words and the courage to operate in the office He called him into.

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Saturday Slices #4: The Hand Me Downs

Which do we prefer--giving or receiving? I love to receive but we know it is more blessed to give than to receive; so, I give more and receive...more. But, is it always a blessing, what we receive? Or are they sometimes, curses in 'blessing clothings'?

Some hand me downs, do we really need them? Find out in this post I wrote for A Noble Calling Blog


Time For The Slices.

Don't forget to find a comfortable place to relax as you read these posts.

From This Blog

• We are almost through with the Dear Jeremiah series. Read the fourth post in that series here.

• Sin and disobedience are a cankerworm in our Spiritual life yet, we excuse them sometimes. What exactly do we imply when we choose to disobey God?


From Elsewhere

• Do you want to know who has a big heart? It's Nathanael.

• Are you looking for a golden opportunity? You are WANTED!


I want to read the treasures you found and/or wrote. Leave the links to them in the comments below.


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Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Do We Really Love God?

When we love someone, we expect to be loved back; we expect that the one we love will love us back. We desire to be cherished as we cherish; to have our interests and concerns at the fore of someone's priority list as we have theirs.

You know why? It's because this is the only way we know that the love we have

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Dear Jeremiah...I Ordained You

Today, we continue with the Dear Jeremiah...Series. Click here to read the previous posts on this series.

Jeremiah 1:5 says a lot. A closer and deeper look into this verse help us understand why Jeremiah was scared when God spoke those words to him. What was he mostly scared of? - FAILURE. He was concerned he was not going to live

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Saturday Slices #3: The Good Ol' God!

Does anyone here enjoy reading and learning of God in the old testament? Heh! God was fierce! Do we remember Elijah and the prophets of Baal? (I Kings 18). That show down was epic!

Do you remember how He chose Gideons army? The God of the few who will only but trust Him.