Jesus was handed over to be crucified for the forgiveness of our sins
and was raised back to life to prove that he had made us right with God!
Romans 4:25 TPT
The wonders of God
Are you are not glad that His ways
Are not our ways
I am very glad, sometimes I don’t like it
So this week, it just been looking at wonders of the Lord
The testimonies of all
The growth of people
I love learning and so this week is learning week
Came to understand what Paul meant
In the Bible, the Book of Romans
Sometimes you want to do good
I know that I should do it
I have no doubt this is the right thing
My mind tells, the Holy Spirit nuge me
Scriptures come to my mind
Do I do it, NO
But I don’t understand why I do not do it
Yes, it is a nod, a shake in the head
I did it again, I sit in silence and sigh
Why? Yeh I guess I look at my Lord
I don’t understand, help me God
Not trying to justify
But something in me just would not let me
For I do what I hate and practice it
The flesh is weak and governed by the laws
The flesh is ruled by the laws
For the Lord our God died so that Grace abounds within me
Grace triumph over the laws
For He came not to abolish it
But to accomplish
So sometimes it happens
To teach us
To correct us,
To depend on Him
For His Grace is all we need
For I am dead to sin
And alive to God
For Christ said it is finish, the death
that He died, He died to sin once and for all
But the life that He lives, He lives to God
What a wonderful news
So I glorify the Name above all names
Wonders are what you do
Wonders are what I see daily
Wonders is seeing the sunrise in the morning
Feeling the breeze as I walk in the day
Wonders is seeing sunset in the evening
And the chill of the breeze in my bones
Wonders never stop in all things
Wonders is seeing a baby grow up
Wonders is knowing that I am the apple of Your eye
Wonders is knowing I am blessed
So I conclude this madness
The flesh is the flesh and will be the flesh
So I will not set my mind on the things of the flesh
For it is weak, that I have come to understand
Madness I tell, it is not easy and that is the fun of it
The Life with our Lord is challenging
I will not lean on my own understanding
I will set my eyes on You Lord
For in You I have received the Spirit of adoption
And I will cry out loud Abba Father
For I am joint heir with You Lord
In all the madness why run away from it
If indeed we suffer with You Lord
That we may also be glorified together
I Love the sound of that
I thank God through Christ Jesus our Lord
O Lord, You are my God
I will exalt You
I will praise Your name
For You have done wonderful things
Your counsel of old are faithfulness and truth
Isaiah 25:1 NKJV
For God is in Heaven and I am on earth.
This week, the love week I call it
Two are better than one
When it gets cold you can warm each other up
So I ponder to myself, how can one be warm alone?
Meaningless I tell you, but I do love LOVE
It brings a smile to my face
It is all meaningless and great misfortune
So I decided to be mad this week
Get some music and dancing
Hands wide open as I swirl around
Lost in the madness of Love and laughter
Oh what joy the heart has
I am a rose of Africa
And the lily of the valleys
Africa has taught me to live in the moment
Here is what I have found as I looked back at the memories
Life is short, be kind to others
Better to live with no regrets than with what ifs
Madness everywhere but the fun is letting my hair down
Eating in the dark is no good
In the land surrounded by sea
For the bones will pass your hand to a place unexpected
Tears fill my eyes not from pain
But from memories of joy
It is all vanity
Thank you for stopping by
God bless you in your journey
Secure yourself to the amazing Father
and the Lord of our Saviour Jesus Christ
Walk in His promises for Your life
Write them down
Say them out loud to yourself or anyone who will listen
Glorify His name especially in the bad weathers
His promises are trustworthy all the time
'For who is God except the Lord ?
Who but our God is a solid rock?
God is my strong fortress, and he makes my way perfect.'
2 Samuel 22:32-33
We serve a big
And He happens to love us
Why? Because He is Love
If not you will miss the mircle
The earth is Yours and all its fullness
To You I lift my soul O God I trust in You
Show me Your ways O’Lord
Teach me Your Paths
Lead me in Your truth
Teach me, for You are my Salvation
On You I wait all day
You have never left me nor forsake me
Just when I think I haven’t heard anything
You surprise me showing me that You are still around
And You listen, all I need is to be attentive
Working from home has tested my integrity
I have walked in my integrity
I have also trusted You
I shall not slipped because You are here with me
For I want to thank You, as I ponder on life and wonder
Why I really want to do good but then I don't
What is the point to the things I see, shaking my head
As I sit to reflect and my hands wonder to the keyboard
Only to find what I was looking for
It is only by You that my path is enlarged under me
You grab hold of my hand
So I might not slip and fall
You are my tower of salvation
You have showed Your servant mercy and anoint my head with oil
I give You thanks and Praise
For You are my lamp.
'So He said, “Come.”
And when Peter had come down out of the boat,
he walked on the water to go to Jesus. '
Matthew 14:29 NKJV
Wow it is Friday and good morning or evening
I do love my Fridays, Why?
Well very good question.
I love the other days in a different way.
Wednesday is midweek and all the stress of the week is now further behind me
For me, I tend to forget that I serve a big God and should call on Him first
As a human which is debatable, sometimes it is the last thing I do
Well I am learning and I love to learn and take actions
So as I look outside the window and it snowed last night
Come see, the floor is white and the cars are all covered with ice
Pretty isn't it
and it been like this the whole of the week, not much snow but I love it
In the morning I have the privilege to see the sun rising from afar
So I step out and ran back quickly in
Why? I forgot, the sun doesn't mean it warm
and inviting me, oh no it is not the African sun
The UK sun is very cold, well enough of the weather forecast and back to Friday
I have two days to relax and not think about work
I can walk for long hours and sometimes I lie in
The bed is warm and nice
My week it was about learning and stepping out of the boat
I decided to be a Peter, what does that mean?
I stepped out of the boat, my comfort zone
Do things that makes me uncomfortable.
Peter is my inspiration, out of all the disciples
He was the only one who got to walk on water
because he took the leap of faith, even briefly
The others sat down looking but sometimes it is nice to see Jesus
And jump off the boat with excitement awe and wonder
Don't be scared, He will never let us sink
Well I have to finish work, no rest for the wicked
See if I can finish this work and I will see you tomorrow
If God wills, remember to enjoy the day
'The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. ' 2 Corinthians 10:4-5
Hello and Welcome. Hope you had a good weekend or a good day 🙂
Let’s sit outside the vault, now I want to give you something different. Yes! well to be honest, your imagination and I hope you use it because I want you to indulge me or should I say yourself. Never mind, let’s continue our journey and it is outside…..
See the sky, see the birds in the air, see the land in front of you with different trees and let us glorify our Father.
My hope always is to do good to please God, but as human beings we can turn it into an idol. See the dilemma here. Now Jesus says do good not to be seen by others. Otherwise you have no reward from your Father in Heaven. Matthew 6:1.
Let your left hand, don’t know what the right does. Now it is hard, they are so close together I open my purse with the left and my right is already looking at what is going on. It then grabs the purse and they both fight for attention. Do you see the dilemma here?
How can I overcome this?
Jesus gave the answer: A model Prayer
Our Father in Heaven
Hallowed be Your Name
Your Kingdom come
Your Will be done
On earth as it is in Heaven
Give us Your daily bread
And forgive us our debts
As we forgive our debtors
And do not lead us into temptation
But deliver us from the evil one
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever, Amen
Wait a minute, the prayer doesn’t involve me.. BUT it does the kingdom of God is for everyone
The prayer starts with the important thing in our life, GOD.
We praise HIM, we worship HIM and we adore HIM. For the kingdom of GOD to come on earth means we need to get closer to HIM. He is not far off, just take a seat with HIM. He wants to have breakfast, lunch and dinner and all snacks we eat.
And the next part is about the US, that includes you and I, this is good news. Incase, you have not noticed the NAME of JESUS doesn’t have an I in it BUT it does have an US – Just Experience Salvation Together (US) in the BODY. So it can be hard as we are around people and sometimes you want to talk but think before you speak and use wisdom. Will this glorify God or will it cause my brother or sister to sin, don’t know about you but I will not want to be the reason for any one sinning.
God lead me not into temptation
Put a guard over my mouth
Give me what I need for today
So that I will not sin against You
Renew my strength
Let Your mercy and goodness follow me
And come to the tabernacle of my heart.
I do love the treasures that God has given each of us. I am talking about the mind. It is a treasure for it stores up things off God or things of the world. The things of God can easily be stolen if we let the world treasure be at the front. If we keep storing the things of the world, they can easily destroy the treasures from God, for the enemy will love nothing more than to come and just destroy, steal all that is from God and what He has given us.
You then forget your purpose in life and as I have come to know the graveyard is very rich with treasures and ideas that never took courage to step out of the comfort zone.
Lay the treasures with God in Heaven
And we find our purpose
Guard our hearts
Take time out and enjoy the sunshine, sit with God.
Enjoy His presence, smile and He smiles back
Sometimes we forget to breathe
No other day than to bask in the presence of our God
I love life, but you have to remember it is a smoke
Think about it, a smoke in your hand doesn’t last long
It disappears in your eyes and sometimes where has it gone
Yes time flies, no one knows what the future holds
Like the smoke that disappears in your hand so is life
Enjoy it for you do not know what life brings tomorrow
I do urge you to trust GOD and do take HIM seriously
For He holds both your soul and body
'We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. '
2 Corinthians 10:5
Father, You are so wonderful.
Thank You for today 🙂
Holy Spirit renew my mind
Saturate my thoughts with Your thoughts
True thoughts, Honourable thoughts
Morally excellent thoughts
Praise worthy thoughts
In the midst of my uncertainty help me to guard my thoughts
And dwell on You
In Jesus name, amen
'I say this because I know the plans that I have for you.” This message is from the Lord. “I have good plans for you. I don’t plan to hurt you. I plan to give you hope and a good future. ' Jeremiah 29:11 ERV
Bless the Lord O’my Soul
O Lord my God You are very great
You are clothed with honour and majesty
You covered Yourself with Light as a garment
Which stretch out the heavens like curtain
You have made the foundation of the earth so it shall not be moved forever
The earth was without formed and darkness covered it
It was void, Lord Your Spirit hover over it
In the darkness, You spoke light to it
For You do not dwell in darkness and darkness became night
With the night comes the moon to show that Your light is always present
And the earth came alive
Then You created us in Your image, what a privilege!
As we stand in the garden with You, Lord
It was a perfect Kingdom for us to dwell in
As we worked and love every minutes of the garden
The animals, the birds and the plants
All in our care
In the warmth of the day or the cool of the night we do not hide from You
Until one day, came disobedience and darkness dwell among us
In darkness came shame and hiding
But You never gave up, for You came looking for us
And with this came the ultimate sacrifice
In Him was life, and the life was light of men
And this light shines in the darkness, and no darkness can grasp it
It became flesh and was among us
As I walk to Him, He waits because He knows I needed healing
After years of looking for answers and could not find any
No one knew what was happening
He knew this was the day, so He stopped and I all I needed was to touch Him
He knew I was coming so He delayed because that is who is
The Father was glorified as I was made whole
That day I stood scared but whole and refreshed
Arms wide, head lifted with a smile as I glorify the Lord
For He has done great things that no one could do
Come and see what the Lord has done for me
Holy Holy is the Lord God Almighty
"The Lord who rescued me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will rescue me from the hand of this Philistine.” Saul said to David, “Go, and the Lord be with you. All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves; for the battle is the Lord ’s, and he will give all of you into our hands.” ' 1 Samuel 17:37,47
The weekend is over and we are in the last week of January, wow who would have thought I would be in the vault looking around. What do I need today God? How can I be a blessing? It is the last week sitting on the floor and looking around at the treasures for today I need You God and Your Encouragement!
As I walk out with a smile I bring you courage from our God to encourage you to preserve in the coming months.
The week where the habits start to fade, only perseverance can get us over the huddle. So the adrenaline comes down, the resolution seems like a distance away. Now is the time to preserve and stay on course. Habits are formed when we do it daily after the rush and adrenaline. When we don’t feel like it. We must continue that is when the brain will take us seriously.
All logic will say to us, it has not worked, nothing has happened, let us finish it and besides no one knows or cares.
One thing I do know is that God cares, for you have His breath and that means He cares. He has chosen each of us and that is wonderful news. This week and months that comes: Be kind to yourself ; Take it slowly, I mean baby steps; Get a routine. Know that it will get hard, for that is life and how you face it determines the end result.
Trust God, let Him renew your strength. For without Him then the problem becomes bigger than us and it becomes a giant. How we face giants, determines how the giant reacts. He can come at us big and strong if we cower in fear. Or we can face the giants, with braveness and authority from our Lord Jesus. Knowing that the Lord that delivered you from your past will do it again, because we serve a living God
This is the week that all the stumbling blocks might be on the way
One thing I know is God is bigger than the blocks
He holds our hands and will walk with us to cross over it
So don’t be afraid
Don't be discouraged for the Lord our God already knows the future
And all we need is to trust and obey Him
Believing that He will walk with us
For nothing is too hard for Him
Defy the odds of the scientist, be the few that pass the 21 days and continue in the journey. You hold a baton and need to pass it on. For when you succeed someone gets bless. The Lord’s name is Glorify, in Christ Jesus. Amen
Search me, O God, and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts.
Point out anything in me that offends you,
and lead me along the path of everlasting life.
Psalms 139:23-24 NLT
My heart has heard
when You say "come and talk with me"
My heart response
Lord here, "I am coming"
Lord, I give You thanks and praise
as I sit and commune with You
My heart is confident in You
No wonder I can sing Your praise
My heart will trust in You
In the heat of the fire
Let us give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!
For His mercy endures forever
My heart, my heart
With my whole heart I will give You thanks
My heart will dwell in Christ Jesus through faith
and confess with my mouth that You are Lord
Oh give thanks to the Lord, who remembers us in our lowly state
For His mercy endures forever
' “Do not let your hearts be troubled.
You believe in God ;
believe also in me. '
New Year brings promises and Hope for no one knows what is ahead:
While I look around the trove that is very much guarded,
As I stand looking around
The treasure that I hold in my hand is
‘Guard Your Heart’
If one thing I have learned over the years is
“Be careful how you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts”
Proverbs 4:23 GNB
It goes without saying that we only have one heart and one brain
so protecting them is critical if we are going to make the most of life.
Imagine you are given a phone and that is it
you have to use it for the rest of your life.
You can not change that phone (the body)
but you can upgrade the software.
How well will you treat the phone?
If it was me, I would take very good care of it.
Not wanting to drop it or break it.
But in life accidents are unavoidable
This is why it is important to learn different ways to protect ourselves.
So how do we keep the phone updated?
Upgrade the software, otherwise it bound to fail,
get malware and viruses so the software
needs to be up to date to avoid damages to the internal structure
And so is our body, mind, heart and everything.
How do you get it up to date?
Learn something New:
I found that I look forward to learning something new,
the brain lights up and my face lights up with a smile.
I mean my mood change and perception changes and
I look forward to something different.
Never underestimate the power of learning.
We are never too old or too young to learn and
it frees the mind when we are not so focused
on the situation at hand. You are present in the now.
What can I say? 2020 has made me learn to
braid my own hair and even trim it,
I tell you the afro hair is very high maintenance
and made me appreciate what those hairdressers go through.
It is also very exciting to sit and just do something new on a Saturday
and have a conversation with others of something new to talk about.
Sharing cooking ideas or snacks that you made.
Learning something new is exciting and a gift
and we appreciation it more when we share with others. It also brings people together
The Bible is is the best source of information and
getting lots of practical advise daily
When we learn we use our senses:
The eye is the door… so when it is open what do we allow in?
The ears are our windows… What sound do we let in? Think about it.
What we let in through our eyes and ears to see and listen
would eventually either bring us closer to God or
harden our hearts to the things of God.
It is easy to watch, read anything because they are easily accessible
Should we watch everything? I will let you be the judge of that!
We have so many choices in life BUT sleep is not one of them.
It is not a choice.
If you want to focus better and have a clear thinking
then make sure you have a good night sleep.
Decisions are best done when “you sleep on it” great ideas come from a good rest or sleep.According to National Health Service (NHS):
Quality sleep, get enough of it by keeping regular sleeping hours and this programmes the brain and internal body clock to get used to a set routine. Most adults need between 6 and 9 hours of sleep every night. By working out what time you need to wake up, you can set a regular bedtime schedule.The key and important information is trying to wake up at the same time every day.While it may seem like a good idea to try to catch up on sleep after a bad night, doing so on a regular basis can also disrupt your sleep routine.
We have so many tools to help us these days and
it is only a matter of knowing which is good and then using it.
In my experience the hardest is weekend getting up the same time as weekday,
is hard but durable with lots of practice and worth it.
Find ways to upgrade your systems
Before it gets out of date and becomes
Think of a slow out of date phone
what do you do with it?
Before you say, just throw it away and get a new one
Great idea but not an option. Upgrade the software
And I will leave that to your imagination ...