I Don’t Regret It

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I was sat in a car with a long time friend of my friends, in my usual manner, I engaged him in conversation.

while we spoke my friend was at the bank. They had gone through about 20 something years of friendship and it seemed they were prepared to go another 50.

He said to me, “I am wealthy, because if I come to Abuja where my friend lives and he helps me out with a problem causing me less hassle, that’s wealthy and when I do the same for him, he’s wealthy”

” wealth is more than just material things”

He went further to explain that all his friends found God at an early age hence, it was easy for them to grow in that grace. especially being Instrumentalists in the church choir.

And then I asked, if you could go back. would you change anything at all? and he said. “No! not a single thing.”

How many people have lived life to a certain point before realizing that all they were focused on wasn’t worth it? many is my guess.

I think it’s time to begin to influence the generation coming after us, to be a generation of no regrets. smart minded focused individuals with enough spirit to pursue God.

Its time for us to also start living with no regrets.

I Will Not Trifle with God

ACTS 5:11 “by this time the whole church, and in fact, everyone who heard of these things had a healthy respect for God. They knew God was not to be ‘Trifled’ with

The reason why this verse excites me so is beyond me. I am literally physically excited about it. I assume I’ve seen it before in passing but hadn’t taken the time to fully understand it.

Today God is almost painted as some fairy granting genie that simply lives to fulfil all of our heart’s wishes and desires, but he needs nothing from us because obviously, he’s there to ‘serve’ us.

And quite frankly it has sickened me to know that in this present times, ‘Christians’ don’t know their God! How can? Then what are you doing? How are you surviving? Whom do you serve?

Before I get too derailed by my musings, it’s very simple what I came across, God is to be revered in ‘AWE’ this could also mean ‘Great wonder’ and isn’t that just right? We have the chance to have a relationship with the creator of the whole ‘entire’ world, and we don’t reverence the time we spend with him? This is assuming we spend any time at all.

God is not to be trifled with, he’s not a magical creature that lives in a magical land that simply grants wishes, neither is he some fat guy who sits on a chair waiting to strike thunder and lightning once angered. He is a powerful creator, innovator, business oriented, contract respecting, word speaking absolutely amazing, simply incredible, super strategic being that knows all and plans for all. And I’m just trying to scratch the surface here.

God is not to be trifled with, he’s a remarkably interesting and interested father, slow to anger and abounding in mercy, covered in light that can’t be comprehended by darkness, fully powerful, needing only his words to set things going and aright. I still haven’t got anywhere but that same surface.

God is not to be trifled with, everlasting King, God of all flesh, (all 7 billion + of them) savior of the whole world, to be honest I’m a bit lost for what to say to convey my message here.

Need I say more though? Haven’t we heard enough about God, seen enough about his works to worship him always in Holy reverence? What more must you see? Didn’t you wake up? What other evidence to you need before you realize that God is not to be trifled with?

I am personally glad that we don’t serve ‘dagon’ an absolutely balance-less god, or ‘baal’ the deaf one, or even ‘asherah’ that’s just straight up creepy and weird.

But we serve an awesome wonder, a father that loves us so much he gave his all to gain us back into his love, he plans for us include A-Z, plan where we have no plan, plan where our plan fails, plan where our plans aren’t activated, plans to save us from ourselves, plans to save us from the devil, plans to save us from any strange desires and wiles and many more.

A free giving King, so giving that he forgives instantly all confessed wrongs, he doesn’t condemn, only corrects. Fearful! Is this God that sits upon the throne in heaven as the angelic hosts, the 24 elders and more are in constant worship of him.

The word trifle, could mean to toy with someone, to waste. When we say God we mean all 3 awesome beings! God the Father, God the Son, and God the Spirit! (Powerful combination this 3, haven’t seen any like these anywhere)

The most humble being who will never share his glory with anyone, he literally shared everything else with his creation. What more do we need to understand not to trifle with our God?

Give thanks to the LORD because he is good, because his mercy endures forever.”

“Who would you blame today?” that’s exactly what Amaka said before she left and never returned. Today I guess I blame her. She saw a poor beggar on the street and should have left me there but she took compassion on me and housed me till I was looking like a child ready to be […]

via Just a Crack (3) — Gospel Minds Network

Borderless Trust

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I wonder, if I was called upon the waters,

would I walk?

Would I even get half way?

How much do I trust this God?

Is my faith still as small as the mustard seed,

Has it grown into a magnificent tree?

Whats my faith like in the very presence

of my one and only Savior?

Worthy, I hope.

 

An Offering

This is it, this is me,

I have nothing to offer you,

I have no money,

I have no special gifts

I have nothing… save myself,

and even that was a gift from you.

I simply give it back to you,

and hope its worth something.

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AMAZING ONE

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In awe of the greatness f God,

even in my darkest of days, he is my light.

That ray of sun, that glimmer of hope.

Lighting up the corners of my life.

where fear has taken a hold of me.

He gave me back my smile,

and added an endless supply of Joy.

I’d be ungrateful to forget the root of my smile.

My God is truly the Amazing one,

He proves this in all the little things.

Jehovah Nissi is the Amazing One.

 

Just A Crack (1)

Brilliant

Gospel Minds Network

A story that follows the life of a young girl and her quest for redemption

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Ajifa thought twice about what she was about to do, is this really what she had been lowered to doing? Would this have been her life had her parents been alive to give her all that she needed?

Sometimes it became so hard to bare the burdens of the family she was forced to take responsibility for. She wanted to risk her life in an Indiana Jones adventure or even skydive or so. But she knew her place as the head of the house was more important than her love for herself right now. She needed to survive for them.

She looked around her and tried to take in the surroundings that she was sure she would soon forget. She did know however that the broken bridge of madam Bridget’s nose pressed against the window…

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‘Two Thousand and Serving Things’

 This Feature was written by Mrs Adetola Shomoye, who enrolled for an online writing course I facilitated. Enjoy, it seems like the rightest way to start the new year.
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  • The much awaited New Year is finally here. I tag it: Two Thousand and Serving Things 2017.
    The preceding Year 2016 was a year I dubbed Two Thousand and Seize Things. Truth be told, I did not want Year 2016 to come to an end. I must say, I truly enjoyed the year. I seized and owned a lot of things: my joy, time spent with family, serving in church (just to mention a few things). I then came to the realization that old wine is truly more preferred for no man straightway opts for new wine. Then again, new wine is full of possibilities: time for maturation which heralds a process full of adventure and new beginnings.
    It was on this note that I welcomed the New Year with outstretched arms.
    My expectations for this New Year are two-fold: ‘Family and Career’. I usually say to
    myself, ‘my family is my career and my job is my hobby’. So in a strict sense I look forward to a family focused New Year.
    I desire to see a progression in family bonding hinging on very deep spiritual principles like giving, compassion and honesty/integrity. This step I hope would create a moral pathway, as my children blossom, that becomes a family root unshaken by external forces and influences.
    Secondly, I hope for a fulfilling New Year cushioned with a promotion at my current job. I know it will be a busy year with the line-up of activities at the company I work for, but I am hopeful that all projects will be executed timely and within budget.
    I believe my expectations are achievable, my family is at the center of my attention and my job is fun. I pledge my dedication to my family and my service to my company.
    #Servingwiththerightheartandpurejoy.

Law to Grace (Quality Sacrifice)

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I love the grace the death and resurrection of Jesus brought us.

No more are we to offer animal sacrifices to wipe away our sins, show our gratitude, to atone for our misdeeds and clean our uncleanliness

A quick read of the book of Leviticus will explain just how much time, effort, precision, and obedience was dedicated into offering a sacrifice.

Now my point, even if the type of sacrifices we offer to God has been changed, God doesn’t need for the quality of the sacrifice to change.

Then only the high priest was allowed into the Holies of Holies, but not anymore, now we have so free an access it’s like driving down an express road in Abuja.

However, even if so many things are changed, God still requires that we give him our best as sacrifices, I’m talking giving 100% attention, 100% effort, and 100% obedience, we may not slaughter animals anymore but we forget that those sacrifices to an extent were more about Gods relationship with his people than the animals.

God is not looking for people to give him the rest of their time, obedience and effort. He’s looking to be given the best of your time, obedience and effort.

100% all the way!

The fact that we are not offering unblemished 8 day old lambs as thanksgiving offerings, doesn’t mean we can’t give sacrifices that are equally as worthy.

 

God is More!

 

What are you hungry for?

The new Job?

The more money?

The life partner?

That promotion?

That child?

What are you really desperate for? Search yourself.

It doesn’t matter what you want or come up with,

God is more! Much more than a new car, a nice house,

A good/great husband, a nice house and

all the riches in the earth put together.

God is more! God is more!, God is more!

Let somebody know today that God is more.