Reading the verse for the day on http://www.biblegateway.com I pause to think.
God’s will is that by the way I live my life, ignorant charges and criticisms would be silenced. Thus, the way I live my life – speaks.

Daily my life is speaking. What does it say? What do my choices say? I sure do know what I desire and hope it is saying, but is the speaking of my life and my desire of its speaking in sync? I wonder, what do people hear from my life. Does it turn them towards God? Does it cause them to think deeply?

Knowing God’s will is step one, walking in the known will is step two. How can my life speak as I desire it should? I must stay at His feet, learning of Him and obeying His will. For in the place of abiding in Him, I would have a life that speaks of Him.

The verse ends by saying that I should live as a servant of God at all times. All times – whether I feel like or not, irrespective of how much I oh so want to wring the neck of someone rubbing off on me the wrong way.

So today I am reminded that my life is speaking and so is every other life here on earth.

I invite you, come join me, pause and assess – what is my life speaking? What is your life saying? Is it in harmony with what you would have it say? Most importantly is it in sync with what Got would have it say? Selah.

© 13th November, 2014

…’and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost’ Acts 2:38b

…’in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise.’ Ephesians 1:13b

So often I forget that the Holy Spirit is a gift from God to me. He is a token of God’s love unto me; a sure sign that I am His.

Over the years I have come to know Him as my teacher, my comforter, my guide, my seal, a foreteller and one who brings things to remembrance. Did I earn Him? No, I could never be worthy enough even if I tried. My works pale shamefully, in the light of who God is and then in His ways and workings. So no He is not a reward of anything I have done, could have done or would ever do or be able to do.

Once I believed that I am forgiven and the debt paid at Calvary, I received a gift. A gift from God, showing He meant business when He adopted me. Who else would teach me how to be blended rightly with my new family? Who else, would show me daily that I have been accepted in the beloved?

No one could but the One who knows all about the Father and Son for He is One with the,. The One with whom I have sweet fellowship always.

He is the gift of the Holy Spirit, the One with whom I have been sealed until the day of redemption.

© 11th November, 2014

Now when they saw… and perceived… they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus. Acts 4:13

Sometimes I notice immediately I begin to pick up mannerisms from people. Other times it hits me after someone point it out how I now sound like so and so. Funny, in some cases I would note that I have been around them a couple of hours.

The words iron sharpenth iron and a companion of the wise, take on flesh in me. I am who I associate with in every sphere of life. I realise that truly what goes on earth is but a dim shadow of the spiritual.

I know as I continually look unto God and into His perfect word, my countenance changes and eventually I would be just as He is. Moses face glowed after 40 days and nights with Him.

In all, who we are, is refined or roughened by our associations. The very first Christians were so titled not because of who they had always been, but due who they had become. Who they had become from associating with God in biblical parlance: abiding in Him

If we say we are Christ like, what does the world see in us? Do they see His boldness? Do they see His compassion? Do they see His singleness of mind? Do our life style and choices cause men to take knowledge that we are with Jesus?
God’s standard has not changed, nor will it ever change. For by our fruits we shall be known. So let’s abide in His Word, in the place of prayer, of fasting and surrender. Not chiefly that man may see no! But that He may be glorified and exalted.

That we may live as true sons of our Father ‘Abba’

© 30th September, 2014

The disciples were called Christians first in Antioch. No, they did not introduce themselves verbally as such; even after they were first called Christians. They did introduce themselves thus: by their way of life, by the way they spoke. For the people who they interacted with noted that they were like Christ.

As I read my Bible, I come upon a verse I have read numerous times over. It jumped on me and stalled my reading. ‘Every word of God is tried and purified’, Proverbs 30:5a (AMP).

Thus the word ‘every’, connotes all, that there is no exception, and no exclusions. The word ‘tried’ speaks of tests, that it has been proven after trials. ‘Purified’ is all about being flawless, no blemish, no dirt, and no ambiguity.

So I remember that because every single word of His is tried and purified, I can trust it. I can rely upon it. It’s my anchor through the waiting phase, knowing that it would end in praise. Then again, it is the standard. For as He is so are we, so I am.

The search light is turned upon me, can I say my words are tried and purified? Oh! for the here and there a careless chatter I have indulged in so often. For the unverified information I have passed along, only to back track upon verification.

So I sit calmly and humbly before Him, Who is not man that He should lie or repent. Help me make my words one which would not be lost in the course of a test or purifying process, I ask.

Let my words, be Christ like.

© 30th September, 2014

A king we want, just like every other nation has. That was all they desired. A simple request but a deep rejection.

Things are truly not always as they appear once we stay spiritually sensitive. To anyone the request of the children of Israel was but a small desire, one God could easily satisfy. For the spiritually discerning one they had stated in simple terms, a displeasure with His leadership style.

In the same breath they had commonised the calling and set apart status God had placed upon them. They had unknowingly disdained His choice of them, just as Esau disdain the birthright which belonged to the first born son.
We all find ourselves in this situation at some point in our lives. A time we desire what the other sister or brother has. We want to be treated in the way we perceive God treats them. In that moment we say to God unwittingly I don’t want to be chosen by you. We forget we’ve chosen to be special for His good pleasure.

We’ve been called to walk paths that few walk. The life we live is one that does not follow the bandwagon or the fads that erupt ever so often. We have been chosen out of the many to be the 12 and the 3. To live lives that point others back to Him who chose us and had distinctly differentiated us from every other.

© 12th July, 2014.

Time and again I am reminded that the word of God is life, it is much more than words. It is something that can be seen and in some cases felt as well.

Before the Word became flesh and dwelt amongst us, men had begun seeing words even as their Father first saw words. From the law of first mention we knew that God spoke and then He saw all He spoke. It is recorded that it was good.

God saw His words, Saul was shown God’s words, Isaiah, Micah, Jeremiah, the disciples and apostles all saw God’s words. Question: have you seen God’s words? Do you see it regularly? May I pause here and state: all God has spoken to you when you see it, it will be good.

God has given us patterns in His word, first with Himself and then with a host of other witnesses that His words should be seen not by a select few but by all. For we who say we have been called by Him when we see His words to us it is for good. To those who live unto their flesh when they see His words it for harm.

Spend time in God’s word, spend time with God’s word, seeing God’s word should not be a luxury but a life style. For God’s words can be seen and are for good.

© 09 July, 2014

It all began with a problem: missing asses. Surely some days just come along with unforeseen packages. As with all situations and circumstances there are two views: the Spiritual and the physical.

S had been sent forth to find his father’s missing asses. S had been sent forth to anoint his Fathers choice of king. Both were about the duty of their fathers. In the course of the errand by their fathers, their paths would cross and the lives of both men would never be the same.

The younger S looked and operated through the physical. The older S looked and operated through the spiritual. Younger S went forth to find asses which were lost, he found asses and a call to be king over God’s people. He became the guest of honour at a gathering he knew nought about prior to then.

One thing that did strike me though was the fact that God never told the younger S the greater purpose He had called Him to. He left that to the old S to intimate him about. Was it due the dispensation? No, for prior to that, God had directly informed the concerned individuals of His plans for them.

Another day in the life of S turned out to be a day not so regular after all. For the younger S it was just his regular after all. For the younger S it was just his regular happenings for the older S it was a unique day, one where God who reveal the first king for His chosen.

One was aware of the alignment of their paths; the other knew not what the day held for him. Yet in the course of time as two men went about their father’s business, there was an alignment etched in time.

As we go about our Fathers business may we always see things first through His eyes and realise that we are called to operate in the spiritual first before the physical. Let’s walk with an expectancy, that today might just be the day there would be an alignment that would be etched in time.

© 9th July, 2014.

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