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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.

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My purpose, the reason I am.
God’s purpose, His predeterminate plans
First a pattern – a sign, a principle, a wonder: that men may see and believe.

My life is not mine. My life is His – for His good pleasure and glory. My desires are mine submitted to His desires for good works. I am His workmanship created for Him.

Sometimes I get caught up in the thought that I am the end. For me He came, for my good pleasure He bled and rose. Yes, for me He came but for men to see Him in me and know that they too can be partakers of His mercy and pardon.

I am a piece of His woven pattern of good works, part of His Bride He daily washes with His words. The life I live is that of Christ who is my hope. Like Apostle Paul the mercy, grace, favour and love I am showered with is for a sign post – if He did it for Itse Tosanwumi, surely He will do it for you(me).

So I do not live for the onlooker but I live for His rising and calling that the onlooker may believe

For I am His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that I should walk in them.

20th November, 2016.