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.

 

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.

 

‘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.
2017
  • 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.

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.

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?

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.