Monday, 17 July 2017

Good Content

Lately, I've been involved with a lot of 'bread and butter' talk. And in truth, I've been contemplative about it.

On my 25th birthday, I resolved to be gracious in my speech, but along the way, I drifted. Well, thank God I outlined my resolutions and cautious enough to hold myself accountable whenever I go contrary to the aforementioned.

Anchor Scripture: {Proverbs 10:19}
"When there are many words, transgression is unavoidable but he who restrains his lips is wise.''

Words or speeches with good contents are mind-lifting while bad/shallow/baseless contents are mind-drenching. Nothing good comes out of the latter. More so, loose talkers are never accorded with respect.

Filtering/processing our spoken words helps in the edification of our spiritual, moral, and psychological lives. Good talks creates a healthy atmosphere for exploits in every sphere.

If your flaw(s) includes projecting negativity or engaging in empty talks hence leading to an empty state of mind, it's time to refrain from such demeaning attribute. I indulge us to be deliberate about our every move and measure our progress(es).

Have a great weak guys!

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Friday, 14 July 2017

Lead Us Not Into Temptation!

Whether we are the tempter or the temptee, at some point in our lives, we'll fall deeply into temptation.

Anchor Scripture: {Mathew 6:13}
"And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one."

Jesus in His profound wisdom gave us a template for prayer. He incorporated "Temptation" into it. *Kindly peep 1 Corinthians 10:13 to understand why He did so.

Even Jesus in all His glory was tempted. The account of all His temptation escapade on earth were not recorded in the Bible asides the account between Him and the devil at the Mountain of Temptation- Mathew 4:1-11 *I mean, Jesus lived for 33 years and was a good looking man when he took the form of ''natural'' flesh. #Thinking out loud
How do I know He was good looking? The linen cloth which Veronica dabbed his bloody face with was a proof. Subsequently, Jesus' image that appeared on the handkerchief was the model that served artistes who drew Him.

According to Ellahillz, Temptation means falling for what is not good for you even when that thing is a good thing.

As a matter of fact, the more anointed you are, the more tempted you become. Male and female alike.

Sexual related temptations amongst other types of temptation tops the Temptation Chart. Maybe because sex is part of the physiological needs of man. *I may be wrong about my statistics though.

No one escapes temptation even the Religious in all their "HolySpirtness". *Don't ask me how I know this.

At some point, we've either stumbled on porn (visual or print) or masturbated or made out with a partner or had canal knowledge with them or even all of the above. *Yes, don't lie. winks

My prayer goes out to the celibate (especially the religious). It is not an easy journey. How do I know this? Maybe because I'm celibate and can't wait to 'uncelibate' myself. *lol

Well, the celibate life is a rewarding life! Tons of revelation and good works are recorded during its pure phase.

1 Corinthians 10:12- (Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall) puts me on my feet each time. It is a logical scriptural passage with a subtle (yet powerful) admonition.

What should we do in the face of temptation especially when you're gradually obliging but haven't fallen yet? Confront it. Confess it. Speak about it with your tempter or temptee. *It works for me.#covers face

Temptation is that which entices us a great deal even though we know we'll regret it if we fall into it. "Lead us not into temptation Oh Lord!" should be our daily confession and corporate hashtag.

Can we overcome temptation? Yes we can! Because with God nothing is impossible- Luke 1:72 and Yes! We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us- Philippians 4: 13. Committing ourselves to gainful works is a tested escape route too; for an idle mind is the devil's workshop.

Have an invigorating day Fam!

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Friday, 7 July 2017

Just Because You Can't...

First off, Just because you can't doesn't mean others can't.

Second off, just because you're trash doesn't mean you can't do great things

Third off, Just because you're good doesn't mean everyone will like you.

We live in a world filled with diverse personalities. These set of people are unique in their uniqueness. It is an unruly behaviour to choke people with your ideology/perceptive. In the same vain, it is okay to persuade them into reasoning with your line of thoughts. But if it doesn't work, free it! Just term it "Honest Disagreement''. *I learnt the terminology from the Bible.

Permit me to infuse some natural illustrations...

- Just because you can't abstain from sex and other shades of addiction doesn't mean other can't

- Just because you can't establish a mutual relationship with the opposite sex without "catching feelings'' doesn't mean others can't

- Just because you make perfect sense doesn't mean others will comply

- Just because can't subscribe to "runs'' or "jiggolo" in time of lack doesn't mean others can

- Just because you can't communicate or deliver eloquently or excellently doesn't mean others cannot

- Just because you're lovable doesn't mean others will love you or vice versa

- Just because you're open with people doesn't mean others will

- Just because you can't pray or fast lengthily doesn't mean others can't

- Just because you hate to read doesn't mean others hate to

- Just because you can't stand other doctrines or religious practices doesn't mean others can't

- Just because you're anti-social doesn't mean others will be puppets on your strings

Allow people express their uniqueness without bullying/ridiculing them with the principles that work for you!  *Ever imagined that they can still do otherwise in secret?

Overtime, I've seen people follow different rules and emerge successfully regardless. The idea is to do what works for your mental and overall well-being, because in the end, there is only one Just Judge: Jesus!

He is popularly called 'El Shaddai' (The many breasted one). He attends to us differently because He understands He didn't create us alike, yet we reflect His image.

For God did not give us a spirit of timidity (of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear), but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and self-control. 2 Tim 1:7 (AMP)

My deduction from the above meditative verse; Love has a Calm disposition, yet Power-ful.

Have a Lit Friday!

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Tuesday, 4 July 2017

The Burning Bush

Most of us don't notice the presence of God even when it is stuck in our faces.

Anchor Scripture: {Exodus 3:2-4}
''And the Angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire from the midst of a bush. So he looked, and behold, the bush was burning with fire, but the bush was not consumed. Then Moses said, 'I will now turn aside and see this great sight, why the bush does not burn.''
So when the Lord saw that he turned aside to look, God called to him from the midst of the bush and said, 'Moses, Moses!' 
And he said, "Here I am.''

It was only when Moses turned to inquire (about the marvelous sight) that God called him by his name, introduced Himself to him, and dished out further instructions.

God will never force Himself down our throats except in special cases.

Lately, I've not been spending quality time with God as I used to and it's been taking a toll on me. The void has been taunting. And today, as I reached out for a pen and note pad to write about the revelation He deposited in me after going through some scriptures of the Bible, I felt the power of the Holy Spirit reinstated. With no doubt in my heart, I was called to decipher his word (via writing) and to proclaim it to every corner of the earth. I am first a Missionary Blogger, and second, a virtuous woman that prospers in other fields I'm involved in.

Nothing comes before God, everything comes after him.

If you're passionate about something, you''ll create time for it, but if you care less about something, you'll make excuses for it. 

We are never too busy to tend to that which we love and uphold in high esteem.

I don't know about you, but whenever I sideline God (subconsciously), the emptiness I feel is always on 'cloud nine'. From my deduction, putting God at the backseat is sin!

God seeks to introduce Himself to us everyday through creative means, but we are too busy occupying our minds with delusional activities.

Turn around and notice The Burning Bush around you today and watch God work through/with/in you.

Have a Lit day Fam!

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