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Once a success
Blindsided us all
Second a failure
Bidded high

Growing and guiding
The call was is
Obedience our tool
Eyes opened

The advantage is ours
We enforce it daily
Walking in His will
No more surprises

Growth and loss
Good Evil Death Life
Parallel lines or a coin
We choose always

Test success
Real deal failure
The gates cannot prevail
Marching in our ranks.

© 7th July, 2017

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As the wheat bloom
The enemy struck
It was a paint set
Then there was the stain

Vessels and vessels
Keeping true to their use
Unto honour, unto dishonour
Know who is which

The wrestling contest is
Earth our stage ever set
Comes to strengthen
No falling back or turning

The tools be employed
Fervent prayers, consistent
Walking in the Spirit
Heaven responds to bid highest

© 7th July, 2017

Watch & Pray
Always on guard
No down time, be alert daily
Ever ready for battle

We are at war
This is a battlefield
Marching orders we have
To conquer and exercise dominion

Victory is a stepping stone
Never a veil to becloud
On our watch, we stand ever
For God, for others, for us

So, we are ready
A hand is building, edifying
A hand is trained, equipped
Victory is sure and ours

© 7th July, 2017

There is no one path that fits all. What is right for Mr A is not absolute right for Misters B, C, D or Z. every path is fitted for purpose, every purpose determines the path.

That a path is popular does not mean it is meant for you. The fact that a path is popular does not mean it is not meant for you. However, the reason you are on earth, determines the path wherein you are to walk.

Culture, religious affiliation, background are not the determining factors of the path you should walk. The purpose of God according to election concerning you is the determining factor.

Everyone is walking a particular path is not your ‘yardstick’. In the matter of your path, purpose determines what is right or wrong.

© 17th of June 2017

In this era of social media bloom, where the world has become one big compound, who we follow is important.

The rate at which fads crop up is just as fast as the rate at which information goes viral. There are so many situations, so many courses, many fashion sense, raves and bandwagons calling out to us.

In this era of many voices and words, it takes depth to rightly discern who to respond to and who to follow back.

Suddenly the dividing lines of more, immoral seems a lot blurrier than it did years back. Things are now not really black and white as we knew them. It is a case of discerning between light and Light.

It is a whole lot easier to follow when the options range is between apples and oranges. It is however, a different exam when the option is between denomination revelation and God’s revelation with both sounding in the language of christianese*.

Oh! how much easier it would be if the medium of communication was not one you looked up to.

A passionate genuine please – see your sister, do as she has done. The sincere care and love beneath the plea was unfeigned. In hindsight for the ladies and as a lesson to us, do we see the vast contrast of the passionate plea and God’s purpose?

Ruth followed the God of Naomi in a daring defiance to the culture of her days. The popular opinion did not sway her, the choices of her peers did not colour her choice.

I probably may not fully comprehend the root of Ruth’s choice. One thing is sure, just as there is a Spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty which gives understanding and direction, who we follow, determines the way our lives will go.

© 17th June 2017.

Christianese* Christian language

They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate. Titus 1:16

Knowledge of God should be expressed in our actions, words, choices and lifestyle. It is not meant to be in isolation of who one is, but rather a direct source of who we are.

The alignment of ones knowledge of God and works is the strength of character of a person. Works as used in this verse connotes – lifestyle, which encompasses: – words, actions, decisions, dress sense etc.

To know God is to do the will of God on a daily as we breathe. It is to show that the excellency is of Him and never of us, we are but vessels – chosen by Him unto honour.

To know God is to be obedient every step of the way He leads us, to be a living sacrifice, acceptable and fit for the Master’s use.

Anything short would cause us to be workers of iniquity, who after all our “works” would not hear well done. It would make us people who opine that the word of God is all inclusive and changing with the times as the world changes.

They who profess knowledge not seen in their works are the defiled and unbelieving. Not so for the pure, our knowledge of God is seen in our lifestyle and our good works are qualified.

© 27th February, 2017.

Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled. Titus 1: 15

The way people see life and others is generally coloured by who they are: – their character, experiences, choices et al. Thus, you find that it is easy to interpret another’s actions and words through self-knowledge i.e. who you are.

Our purity or otherwise depends on our source, knowing our roots and drawing on it. A branch draws its existence from its roots. Children of God are the branches of the True Vine – Christ Jesus.

As children of God, vessels here on earth for His glory, there is a better and higher way through which we should see and interpret people and circumstances. It is the God way – how He sees. Through His eyes if I may use that phrase. This calls for tolerance (I am sure still growing in this), patience. It demands we remember the weak and the strong be related to differently.

We are to take people out of the box we place them in. Boxes in our minds, built by our idiosyncrasies, understanding, knowledge and experiences.

Daily renewal of our mind with God’s word is the antidote for seeing people through who we are. For it shows us who we are, we are images of Christ Jesus, siblings with God the Son, His workmanship unto good works. Thus, the way He is, is our standard and blue print. The more we align with God, the more He increases in us and self-decreases. Then we would find it easier to see people, circumstances as He God sees them

© 27th February, 2017