'So put to death the sinful, earthly things lurking within you.
Have nothing to do with sexual immorality, impurity, lust, and evil desires.
Don’t be greedy, for a greedy person is an idolater, worshiping the things of this world. '
Colossians 3:5 NLT
Life is a dance and the sound can be different
What sound do we hear?
After all what gives us hope and joy
And what will be our proud reward and crown
As we stand before our Lord Jesus
Greater is He that is me than he that is the world
The dance of life continues as I woke up
Life is sweet and yet can have a bitter taste
What is man that we should come before the Lord our God
Like a tree and the wind comes and breaks it into pieces
As I step into the dance floor
Moving from one hand to the other
Forgetting our first Love
Who has never forgotten us
When I was chosen it was love
When I said Yes it was because He already said Yes
As I swirl around
My mind keeps replaying things of the past
And I know it is not from the Lord
Yet I find myself entertaining the idea
And oh how I Love the Lord
For He will always Love me and call out to me
And in a split second only to open the Bible and be reminded
Of who I am the words penetrate into my heart
The music stops
The focus shifted
A different sound was louder
A teardrop and I was reminded
The words of Paul in Colossians three
Goes straight into my heart
Piercing every bone and bringing the body and mind to attention
For does it matter in this world
I have a new dress on and I don’t wish to get it stained
It might get dirty as I run the race
White does gets dirty very easily
but it is nothing that has not already been removed
So I say to myself we are new creation
We are a new creation with new dress on
For it is by faith that we walk this earth
For what does it matter what I am wearing
All that matters is Christ Jesus and He lives in all of us
So I will boast and get the dress dirty
I will let love rule my heart
For what does it matter
Indeed what does it matter
In this world, Christ overcame it all
It is Christ that we live for and I put on this lovely dress
That is full of love
Patience that I don’t understand
The music plays, the sound is different
As I swirl around and let the music wash over me
As I give thanks through Christ Jesus to God the Father
Tomorrow is another day
Today is a day to dance with the Lord
The Lord of justice and compassion
He has no favourite
So I will dance to sound of His music
This week was windy and rainy.
So imagine my surprise on Thursday to see the road blocked by a fallen tree.
Thank God no one was hurt
Only the poor car
Well can you imagine getting up seeing your car underneath the branches
Thank God for life and things in this world will fade
For in much wisdom is much grief,
and he who increases knowledge increases sorrow.
Ecclesiastes 1:18 NKJV
Grace and peace to you from our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Wow, another week has started and I am delighted you can drop by.
Welcome to my vault, hope you had a good weekend? For me?…
It is another Monday, there is a desirable treasure that when found at a great price, you will hide it and then sell all you have just so you can have it. Is it worth it? Absolutely!
Come let us sit and talk. This is not a surprise, my weekend was a walking one shocker! I know:
It has been a while since I saw the Tower Bridge open so yesterday was a perfect afternoon to see it open again.
I am now fully vaccinated before the madness starts today,
God is great
What perfect timing!
Well today, from my perspective
It is leap of faith
we are all jumping into the pull of water and
trusting in God to help us in this next phrase of madness
What profit can we have hiding away?
One generation will pass away and another generation comes
The earth will abide forever
The sun will rise and the sun will go down
This is our generation and we have to face the music
The dance starts today
The true dance
We need to face this and see what can be done
We are battling not only a virus but
A change in climate
Madness, I tell you
Are we all mad enough to see the true
Are we all mad enough to do something about it
Our generation will leave
What do we want the next generation to face
We all need to work as a team
Life is a marathon, not a sprint. It is always good to slow down and find that pace than jumping into something that will get you crashed.
In life we need to recognise and protect our assets.
I could go on, but I will put the break on and talk about something else.
Thirst according to the dictionary is a feeling of needing or wanting to drink something.
Thirst- can you recognise thirst from hunger.
Most people confuse thirst with hunger. It can be hard to recognise whether it is really food or water your body needs. Both thirst and hunger signals are controlled in the same area of the brain.
The same goes with habitual ways of eating can also override the ability to distinguish between true hunger and just eating for the sake of it. Which can lead to confusion. Is it hungry or just eating out of habit which consequently makes it difficult to recognise when you are satiated.
One way to know the difference is
Next time you are feeling hunger or peckish, drink a glass of water and wait 10 minutes to see if you are still hungry
Try eating only when hungry and that might sound simple but can be difficult if you have forgotten exactly what a hunger stimulus feels like
Eating for hunger is a boring exercise alone to just refuel hence why it is so good to stop.
How to get into the habit of eating when hungry?
It is a very simple act of stopping, pausing to give yourself a minute’s thinking time to reflect and ask why you want to eat?
Create a space and be gracious to yourself for it is not as easy as it sounds.
Look after yourself
Drink plenty of water throughout the day to avoid dehydration and the recommended (UK government) is 6 to 8 glasses a day in addition to the fluids you get from the food eaten daily.
Also note that: All non-alcoholic drinks count BUT water, lower fat milk and lower sugar drinks including tea and coffee are healthier choices.
Try to avoid sugary soft and fizzy drinks as they are not only high in calories but bad for your teeth.
Remember to drink more fluids during hot weather or while exercising.
Also it is your body and if you don’t take care of it then who will.
You will worship me with all your heart,
and I will be with youJeremiah 29:13 CEV
Can we find such a one as this, a man whom is the Spirit of God?
I am enjoying getting to know God through Joseph’s story
The Bible is rich with wisdom and knowledge
The sun rises and the sun sets
The eye is never satisfied with seeing
Nor is the ear filled with hearing
What is crooked cannot be made straight
And what is lacking cannot be numbered
For I say to my heart
All will pass away
Wisdom comes from the Father
And the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge
With it comes wisdom to discern
For the Lord is the One that sees the heart of men
For without the Lord, the heart falls into despair
All madness, so I say to myself I will trust in the Lord
I will boast in Him only
For His eyes watches over all our ways
Nothing can be hidden from His face
So I come closer to Lord
For Who can hide from Him
In the mountains, the hills and the caves
The Lord is right there
The Lord my God is my strength and my fortress
My refuge in the day of affliction
When I could not think and get so distracted
I call upon His name
And He delivered me from my fears
The Lord redeems the soul of His servants
And none of those who trust in Him shall be condemned
Be glad in the Lord and rejoice
Shout for joy, all you are upright in heart
For He remains faithful forever
That is the true nature of our God
'Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? '
Do not worry about anything
Your life, what you will eat or what you will drink
I thank my God everyday
In all my prayers, that the Joy of the Lord will always be our strength
Our Father knows what we want and gives before we even ask.
As a result, it has become clear that we should not worry,
Why worry? It is always easier said than done
But the strength is not my own
It is true that we sometimes worry
But it never brings any results
So I sit and reflect on the words of the Lord
As the He walks in the cool of the day
In the beginning
Where Adam and Eve hide themselves
But our God is so compassionate and sees
The Father that knows exactly what they had done
He gives us chances and will never ever give up
Where are you?
So this theme is stuck in my head this week.
Where can I hide?
If I run to the heavens, You are there
If I hide under my bed, You are there
If I run to the pit, You are there
Because You are the Father that cares
Giving us chances to repent and forgive
I had my first vaccine, Astrazeneca,
on Saturday, at 8:15 am.
It was a nice walk in the morning from my house to the centre
It is not scary, I don’t like needles and it was painless
And I refused to listen to fears and focus on God
I said to myself, I will guard my heart and my ways
Lest I sin with my tongue
Surely everyone walks about like a shadow
Surely they busy themselves in vain
Surely every man is a vapor
Yes surely I have been told I look at the shadows
I don’t look, but I see it and know I have the light
Shadows are there only when there is light
With light we have shadows and
With no light darkness covers the earth
But who do we focus
Nothing happen, after taking the vaccine. thank God
I took paracetamol before the vaccine
So I was happy that I had no side effect
And on Sunday, taught to my myself
I will pamper myself before church
After having a nice hot bath
All of a sudden a panic
Mind you I was in a hot bath, but the feeling was different
In the midst of this, my forehead was heating up
It was dripping with sweat
My mind was racing
I stopped to think and also
push away the negative thought bubbling up
Like a balloon been blown up
No, no I did not want this balloon to explode
I started to Pray
In all this busyness and distraction
was a little nudge to sit
Which could have been missed
So I listened and sat down
Very quiet, focused and relaxed
My breathing was calming down
The room was quiet
The mind was quiet
For once it was silent everywhere
But all that dwells in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadows of the Almighty
So I said to my Lord, He is my refuge and strength
He is my healer, my God in Him I trust.
As I relax on the sofa
He covered me with His feathers
Under His wings I was refreshed
His truth was my shield and buckler
I was not afraid of the terror
Nor the thoughts that wanted to over take me
I was calmed and relaxed
The blanket of the Lord was over me and
I was alive again, all panic and fever that was inflated
The air in balloon was open and it deflated slowly
As I relax in the shadows
I knew then what it means not to worry
Our Father who art in Heaven
Let Your will be done
Through Christ Jesus who strengthen us
God is good and loves us so much
He looks for us, knowing what we have done
He sent His son to pay the sins that we should have paid for
So, where are you?
No need hiding because He knows what we have done
He chooses us before the creation of the world
He sees us and came to rescue everyone
This is very much good news
I pray that this weekend and everyday
you experience the blanket of God
A Fathers love is very precious
For this love brings live into us
In Christ Jesus
By Grace we have been saved through Faith
It is a gift of God, and no one can boast
For we are all His workmanship
For we have great joy and consolation in your love,
because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed by you brother
The day and night become one
It is only the walk that makes the day
My home has become work
What day is it? For only when I look up the day brightens
Today, was different
Turning on the TV as a routine of five minutes before switching off
The news is nothing but fear and despair
The internet is nothing but images that brings to live the fear
So as I sit and let the Good News overflow me
It only in You, I find the strength
For it does get hard and sometimes I forget
And look at the problem
and merely glance at You, God
As evening comes, I take a break
I stop everything, I reverse
I turn back, I look up
And gaze at Our Almighty Powerful God
And just glance at the problem
Hear our prayers O God, and let our cry come to You
In Christ Jesus, amen