God's love is different!
Yeah, that fits for a beginning statement. When i got saved, i compared everyone's love to try to understand what He meant when He said He loved.
Some ignorant folks secretly think its pathetic to know the love of God (Yep I have met some of them) but i dare put it to them that it is because they do not know the love of the Father that they don't understand that even all the people who think they love you can't love you until they have known Christ.
They either love you for how you look, who you are or what you do for them. They like you because you fulfill something in them, they love selfishly.
God loves you for no just cause.
You know how we want to be more of something because someone admired that in us. God loves you irrespective of your performance. He loves you when you please Him and when you don't.
You know how some people love us because of what we would add to them.
He loves you when you are good and when you are bad. When i got saved, i used to think what can i do to repay God? I laugh at my naivety then, I've been serving Him for over a decade now and I know it doesn't fit even a drop in the ocean of all that He has done.
So what do we do?
Be humbled by the way that He loves you. Receive His love. And if you don't know how, learn. Because you are wasting time trying to win His approval by the works that you do.
Work for Him because you love Him and not because you want to repay Him.
He's a lover
That used to sound somehow in my ears. Now i call Him the lover of lovers, there's no one like Him, yeah, that's the lover of my soul!
Receive His love
You can't pay for it!
NB: You have been forgiven
He is not holding anything against you
Yes, even if it is really bad, what you did
Do you doubt that He knows every lil' bit of it?
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Friday, 6 July 2012
To get the inheritance, you must have a different spirit. God's spirit is alive in me, it is not a cliche either or something to be studied like a course you have to pass. The Holy Spirit is someone you have to get to know, He is not someone to be used either, He is someone to obey, the third person of the God head.
I am going to be analyzing Psalm 2 and what it means to me.
Why do the nations assemble with commotion
1 Why do the nations assemble with commotion [uproar and confusion of voices], and why do the people imagine (meditate upon and devise) an empty scheme?
This is God's response when his creation gather together and plan schemes and crafty things similar to what is going on in the north, Boko Haram (BH: secret sect my foot) they are definitely in the leadership or in the top echelons of business in Nigeria, they are definitely not so secret, at least, the funding is not from ghosts and the like. they surprise and amaze God when they do those kind of funny futile things or make decrees that God does not agree with, such decrees can't stand.
2 The kings of the earth take their places; the rulers take counsel together against the Lord and His Anointed One (the Messiah, the Christ). They say,
3 Let us break Their bands [of restraint] asunder and cast Their cords [of control] from us.
God goes so far as to say that the kings and rulers gather and take counsel against God and His anointed.
Pause: (When a person comes against the Lord's anointed, they are coming against God, Hmmm, i forgot).
4 He Who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord has them in derision [and in supreme contempt He mocks them].
5 He speaks to them in His deep anger and troubles (terrifies and confounds) them in His displeasure and fury, saying,
God laughs. He laughs because He isn't worried. He laughs because He has everything under control. He then speaks.
6 Yet have I anointed (installed and placed) My King [firmly] on My holy hill of Zion.
7 I will declare the decree of the Lord: He said to Me, You are My Son; this day [I declare] I have begotten You.
He then speaks of His anointed that they are rooted in Zion by Him. That He is our birth Father, the Father of our second birth.
8 Ask of Me, and I will give You the nations as Your inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth as Your possession.
9 You shall break them with a rod of iron; You shall dash them in pieces like potters’ ware.
10 Now therefore, O you kings, act wisely; be instructed and warned, O you rulers of the earth.
He then speaks to the anointed and asks us to ask for the nations and the uttermost part of the earth. Lord, i thank you for your word says that all things are mine, that i am going to have dominion over this world. I thank you for i have dominion in my house and in my estate. Righteousness has reign over my household and over my estate in Jesus name, amen.
11 Serve the Lord with reverent awe and worshipful fear; rejoice and be in high spirits with trembling [lest you displease Him].
12 Kiss the Son [pay homage to Him in purity], lest He be angry and you perish in the way, for soon shall His wrath be kindled. O blessed (happy, fortunate, and to be envied) are all those who seek refuge and put their trust in Him!
God then asks us to serve Him reverently and that we should rejoice. The psalmist closes with the fact that the ones who seek refuge and put their trust in God are happy fortunate and to be envied.
I am just glad that i am among the number that put their trust in God.
Thursday, 5 July 2012
How's it going? i ask myself.
Its okay if 'okay' is what i want or if 'okay' is good enough for me
Once you start capacity building though, i mean increasing your capacity
It creates what i prefer to call a 'holy discontent' and i do need it
I have been thinking about some parts of scripture (giving your life away)
It has got to be worth it, right?
If in your heart, its not worth it
It is going to affect the quality of life you live and the amount of contentment you have
And it is not about how hard, tasking or challenging the work you do is
It is about the meaning behind what you do.
I need to deal with it, create a solution, i mean
If you don't have a solution, its like hitting a roadblock
I'm putting out feelers
Spiritual wise, i'm practicing walking and reducing the working so i can refocus
If i can get the walking, i bet the working will work itself out