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.”

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.

 

My Heart’s Cry

 

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I need you to live in me Holy Spirit

To be to me every breath I breathe.

I want to meet Jesus,

Not later after I die, but right now.

In my bedroom, here on earth as I

Press my head to the floor and my knees are bent.

I want to know God, to understand his mind,

To understand his principles and to operate under

The wisdom he gives through the Holy Spirit.
Whos with me?

Breaking Point

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Whats your limit?

What’s your breaking point? I am currently sitting in mine now, I literally have had enough! Enough of it all, I was so discouraged, my heart was sad and it told my brain who told my eyes to cry.

I figure everyone has one of these days, days where they just get tired of pushing away all the hurt and masking it with a smile, days where you’ve just had it!

Days where you want to demand that things have to get better from here on out, days where you want to smile genuinely and actually know that your heart is light.

I’m at this point this minute, I want things to get better, I demand that things get better, I insist that its time for me to be happy, time for me to enjoy all the benefits, I’m no less than all those who have it going well for them, I just need to be out of this whole thing.

As I tear up about to cry to God to change this whole business for my sake, I decide to play a song, reminding myself of God’s love that never fails, never gives up and never runs out on me.

Instead as I sing about God’s gloriousness, I think to myself, maybe this is where I’m meant to be right now, maybe this “breaking point” is merely a wakeup call for me to trust God more, maybe, just maybe my breakthrough is around the corner and all of this will soon pass as all adversities do.

After all, if he did it before, he can do it again.

God, I’m Sorry

This is an honest letter from one of my readers…

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Who would have ever thought that I  would commit such a  terrible disgusting and almost unforgivable act… if not for the mercy of God. GOD.. I don’t feel like I have the right to even mention his name.
He ought to be my father… but how will a daughter knowingly hurt her father to his own  face and then call him father when  she is  done.
He ought to be my best friend…. how do you  betray someone you regard as a best friend and think things will just return to the way they were or even get better.
He ought to be my all in all … all in all I say, the most important person in my life…the one who should come first in all I do and think of.. you know  I would say my goal in life is to make him look good .. but yet I have displeased him. I am doing one hell of a job.. such a joker I would describe myself as.. a Christian joker.  The devil must be having a  good laugh.
I  can’t even seem to deal or forgive myself, how do I ask him for forgiveness.
I  wish I could erase it but I can’t, I  wish I could turn back the hands of  clock.  He spoke to me .. I twisted it to suit my flesh!
I am foolish indeed… even after reading the book of Proverbs.  I still have in a way rejected the wisdom and  counsel of the mighty one.
Who am I indeed? Should I still call myself a Christian? A friend of God? His daughter? A virtuous woman in the making?
Or am I just a shame… a shame to all I have learnt and tried to uphold .. a weakling.
Is there any redemption for this that I have done .. or will I have to pay for it! How do I get the  assurance that indeed I have been forgiven?
In all even though I know I am unworthy and unfit .. please  help me God! I  can’t do this on my own. Help me! If you will.  I am sorry!

If anyone ever feels this way ever, just read Romans 8 vs 38-39

None of this fazes us because Jesus loves us. I’m absolutely convinced that nothing—nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable—absolutely nothing can get between us and God’s love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us.”

Outpouring Of My Heart

 

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If you have to think then you haven’t experienced it.

Nobody needs to educate you if you know.

For you to know, you need first to acknowledge.

And for that to happen you need understanding.

Isn’t that what we all crave?

Understanding, wisdom and knowledge.

But I won’t drift too far, it’s pretty simple.

I can testify of Gods goodness and grace over my life.

Nobody educated me for me to know I woke up in the morning.

I first acknowledged that I don’t own my own life,

So I understood that he that gives life, gave me the privilege of breath.

It’s pretty simple really.

I don’t have to think too far because with every passing moment,

With every passing breath of my life, I can feel God’s goodness,

I am bold to say that I am a beneficiary of an amazing love,

A love so incredible, it literally keeps on giving regardless.

Regardless of my pitiful selfishness, my myopic stupidity

Nor my remarkably extensive record of wrong.

I feel the need to take a deep breath, the more I talk, the clearer it becomes

Like I am still not fully acquitted with this love I speak of, like I have not yet reached

The level of its extremity.

I can only wonder what’s in store if I’m only scratching the surface for now, don’t you?

Great God

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I’m thinking God is great

I’m feeling God is great,

I’m knowing God is great

Surely God is great.

 

There must be other things to talk about you say

Other than the greatness of God

Other songs to sing about you say again

 

The angels in heaven have sang the same song

In generations past and more to come.

Surely Gods greatness is big enough to span a lifetime.

 

Simply thinking on it make me smile

Just 1 thought generates a multitude of emotions

I’m thinking God is great,

I can see that God is great.

Indescribable

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I have been putting together questions that I would like to ask God when I get to heaven, because there are just some things you want to ask face to face right? Maybe to see his reaction or just facial features moving but after watching something recently, I have one that I don’t know if I can wait till the day I see his glorious face to ask it.

My question.

How can, one so mighty and glorious, the creator of the universe (known and unknown),namer of the billions of stars, maker of the blazing sun, the chilling moon, several planets, the galaxy and every other galaxy there happens to be that humans have discovered and the billions of others we haven’t. how can one so great that he measures the whole universe (known and unknown to us) in the palm of his hand, how can one so magnificent and ferocious that he sent forth his word and it literally caused a big bang, I’m talking about one so extraordinary he shows off his splendour in ways our feeble human minds cannot fathom, how can one so indescribable, how can he think of a lowly nobody like me? What could one so great, so big want with a speck of dust like me? What could he possibly need me for?

My thoughts

In all honesty I don’t get it, God is so mind-blowingly amazing that only the celestial bodies alone are relentlessly singing, praising, rejoicing, what could my song possible be in comparison to the praise song of these stars?

Inspired

I then remember, that he doesn’t need my praise, he deserves it, I remember that if I keep shut everything else is praising.

Furthermore I’m assisted to remember that although, I am not as big and ragingly hot as the sun nor as cool as the moon or even as shiny as the night stars, I remember that I was created last because I am his splitting image of him, and because he is the God of splendour and pleasure, he placed me after making me so I can enjoy with pleasure the splendour of his magnificent works.

My conclusion

Won’t you praise God with me? It takes nothing out of you and me but means everything to our Majestic King.

Flat Line Theory

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CAN YOU FEEL IT?

I think I do, I feel it too greatly, I might just be overwhelmed.

It’s easy to ask the question, does God love me? Does he know I exist?

You might have heard the famous phrase, I think God has forgotten me.

Don’t you know that you need not look so far?

You simply need to touch the left side of your chest.

Feel the strength of your own heartbeat.

Let’s show you more then, touch the base of your wrist.

Feel the solidity of your own pulse?

How can someone who is keeping you alive forget you?

God never forgets, not his creation, what’s more?

We are his own image.

So looking at us, is basically looking in the mirror for him.

Has someone been spreading lies to you about your God?

God said, I will never leave you nor forsake you.

Isn’t that enough to turn your frown upside down?

Has someone been telling you God won’t talk to you?

God said, He will call upon me and I will answer him.

Who is telling you that God is out of signs for you?

God said, call upon me and I will show you great and mighty things which thou knowest not.

Did someone tell you God is all out of the miracle business?

Don’t you know your life alone is more than a miracle?

We are in Christ , a royal priesthood, holy and sanctified to God.

How can I measure God’s love for me? I use a flat line, I haven’t got there yet.

The Principal thing

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Proverbs 3 vs 7 & 8

Do not be wise in your own eyes, fear the lord and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.

 

Proverbs 3 vs 19 & 20

By wisdom the lord laid the earth’s foundations, by understanding he set the heavens in place;

By his knowledge the deeps were divided and the clouds let drop the dew.

 

Proverbs 4 vs 5

Get wisdom, get understanding, do not forget my words or swerve from them.

 

Proverbs 4 vs 6

Do not forsake wisdom and she will protect you; love her and she will watch over you.

 

Proverbs 4 vs 7

Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.

 

Proverbs 4 vs 8

Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her.

 

Proverbs 4 vs 11

I guide you in the way of wisdom and lead you along straight path.