Lift The Word Higher

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I can not but think of how I was before I came to the knowledge of Jesus’s saving Grace. I was all over the place, my thoughts, my emotions, I did not have stability. I am not claiming to have everything together now emotionally and cognitive wise. But I am way ahead the state I was in 13 to 15 years back. I’m in a learning curve, in a tregictory of mastering my way ahead of a more stabilized emotional state.

Genesis 1, 2: And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. Weren’t we all in this phase in one instance, without void? Without meaning?  Without purpose? Joy incomplete? Worth incomplete? I mean, yes we lose the physical, tangible existence of joy from time to time due to the fact that we let our joy materialize by having and seeing curcumstances going the way that we want them to go. It’s a real pitty that we let our focus on what really exists and matters to be diverted by what goes on around us.

Genesis 1, 3: And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. It’s really beautiful what God Keeps saying in this book of Genesis. He keeps “saying” and miraculously things keep going according to what He says. When there was no light,  God in just His words, He puts things into perspective and existence. Romans 4, 18: Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be.  Let’s take a look at Abraham the father of many nations, according to what God said unto him, he ceased the moment and held onto the promises God gave to him. He believed against all odds in the word of God. Believing in the word of God is a great priority that we turn to take for granted.

If only we could see how real the word of God is. Throughout the first book of Genesis, God keeps “saying” and putting things into existence. This just goes to proving how of a great essence the word of God is. Joshua 1, 8: This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success. This is how valuable the word of God is. If only we could focus and uphold the word of God, overflowing abundance of life and peace would just pour down like a waterfall. Brand new waves of joy and jubilee would flood us.

Life could be something we can cope with regardless the ups and downs we face, only if we zeroed in on magnifying the word of God more than any other books. The Bible is the only greatest books of all time. Let us be resilient in adoring and upholding the word of God rather than any other book. Do not get me wrong, there are beautiful great authors of our times and as far as the first book ever written and published. I love to read books so much, other than the Bible, Christian books filled with glorifying the works of Jesus are my favorite books to read and one day I would love to debut my book and hopefully many more books. My emphasis is this, lets really magnify the word of God and make it the basis of our lives and the number one principle other than being more obsessed by other books more than we are obsessed about The Word of God.

I like what one favorite minister of mine says. Andrew Womack, he says that whenever he goes on interviews when asked what his favorite book is,  he says it is the Bible. He says that there is no other books he reads more than he reads the Bible. He continues to say that we must value the word of God more than we value our own lives. He says that ever since he focused on meditating on the word of God and paying much attention on it,  his life really changed for the better. He says that he could go to as far as spending 16 hours in just fixating and studying the word of God.

My point of core matter is that we put so much value in and focus in the word of God that it becomes part of us. Instead of forcing change, the word does a spontaneous change in us.


Esteem Yourself In Jesus

2018-09-10 18-06-26When Jesus died on that cross that fateful day, like a whirling wind, the sin of the world cycloned into His glorious body. All our weaknesses, depression, low self esteem and insecurities crashed into Him. When I take a postmortem on myself, so many miniscule and gigantic flaws come to life. This can result to actually being depressed but I thank God for what He did. I always  make reference on what Jesus did after He was resurrected. He visited the disciples where they were hiding in fear of the Jews, He told them to be at peace and showed His pierced nailed hands, this brought a sense of easement to the disciples. So this is what do when I need to see Jesus and not myself. Envision Him and His bruised body, now glorified and on the right hand of the Father.My esteem should be on what He did for me.

1Corinthians 1, 17: “For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect.” Let’s take a look at Paul. He says that he doesn’t want to make the cross of Christ of non effect by depending on his ability of delivering a good speech. Paul is so assured that his esteem should not come from what he does. No. Isn’t that what we do as people, we turn to take great pride in the title of a job we have. We feel highly esteemed when we have a good looking life partner. When the kids are straight A students. It’s not wrong to have all that in perspective but it’s wrong when we lean our confidence and  esteem on them.

I know that social convention dictates that we should have good things and I am not insisting that we dream any less about increasing ourselves but we should be careful that our esteem shouldn’t be high as a prerequisite of having much or having a good career.

1 Corinthians 1: 31: “That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.” Paul seemed to be so much about really taking joy in Jesus. What I want is for us to be like Paul, let’s glory in God, that is where we take our esteem. If we let our esteem lean against how we look like, where we work, what kind of job we work in, what we are going through right now, then if things go down South, against the expected results, depression leaks in. Depression is real and it seems to be taking it’s toll in these modern days.

Read more:— Celestial One Line a Day

Depression is when you think you won’t ever be happy in your life.  When you see a clear cut vision of stangnancy in your unfortunate time and you see no resolution for the problem at hand. It will start as a low self-esteem which will depreciate into depression. Depression then results in suicidal thoughts. I know of people that decided to take their lives due to depression. I believe that once we turn our eyes away from us and focus intently on Jesus, low self-esteem would deteriorate. The Gospel of Jesus is the key to breaking such bondages. Writers, let’s be unapologetic about the effect of the cross of Jesus. Likewise to evangelists, preachers, film directors. Let’s deliver this good news with the power of Jesus.

Romans 1, 16: For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. Indeed the power of the cross is undeniable. Just like Paul. Let’s put this in our minds and be assertive about it.

Read more:— Bibliophile

Take pride in what Jesus did. Busk in it and enjoy it to the full. Jesus has mastered and taken all the depression and insecurity of all people of this world on His bruised body. Just  one person kills himself, he can’t handle his burden and he decides to end it, if only that person knew that his troubles are on Jesus already. So just imagine the insecurities and depressions of the entire world on Him while a single person can’t deal with their own troubles. Jesus took your troubles and insecurities on HIMSELF. He didn’t just do that, He took the entire world’s worth of burden.

Jesus, Our Net Of Peace

2018-09-06 10-48-52Matthew 4, 18:   “And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.19:And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.  20: And they straightway left their nets, and followed him.”  This is what happened to the fishermen. Jesus told them to follow Him, knowing very well that these men depended on fishing. They certainly have been fishermen for a while, however, they were struggling to have a catch. These men had their families to take care of, but still, Jesus all knowing, omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent insisted that this pair of fishermen to follow Him.

Then just after He asked them to follow Him, He came to another pair of striving fishermen, in anticipation for a catch in order to support their loved ones. Matthew 4, 21: “And going on from thence, he saw other two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them.22: And they immediately left the ship and their father, and followed him.” They were fixing their nets. Things seemed not to be going well for this pair of fishermen. Jesus seeing their struggle, He called them and without hesitation, they followed Him.

This goes to most of us today, we turn to be so busy fixating on making a living just as the likes of Peter. We could be soaked in our careers and yet we seem to be lacking peace, joy, true liberation and total fruition. True meaning of purpose is not only about being consumed in our careers. True meaning of life , 2000 years ago was following Jesus, the world of life. Still, to this day of millenials,  true meaning of life and joy is possessed through the word of God. The ultimate way today of following Jesus today is loving and soaking in His word. JESUS, THE WORD MADE FLESH.

One other way we turn to be thwarted from joy and a liberal life is being like the like a of James. Too hectic fondling and trying to patch where our career lack in order to have our own catch of fruition. I am not saying it is wrong to try and improve on your desired career to make a better living, 100% no. You can, like James,try and neat pick your career to perfect it and lack so much peace and joy or you can like Peter,try your utmost to pocesss more and still lack so much peace.

This may be controversial to say, but nonetheless so true, Jesus our keeper of peace is  so much more valuable than our careers can ever be. The word of God is so valuable.Regardless how fruitful your career may be, you can lack so much peace and life, but Jesus will make you enjoy your career to the highest heights. On the other hand, you can struggle and not be abounding in the physical but Jesus can cause you to have peace while you believe for your breakthrough.

Jesus Is Lord


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I remember as a kid, about 7 years old, my mother bought me three huge cookies as my lunch meal for school. They were really my favorite cookies, very friendly to my mouth. She put  them in the cupboard, she then stepped outside for a couple of minutes. I couldn’t stop thinking about the cookies that were put in the cupboard. Not just cookies but my favorite cookies. I could not hold the desire. I tiptoed to the cupboard, I took a pinch. After a few minutes, I took another pinch. Then the second pinch was preceded by a couple more pinches until  3 cookies were down to just one cookie. I was not able to hold the urge that danced in my salivary glands. Then reality hit, I felt so guilty, so condemned.

This is how temptation starts. A week ago, I heard a rather erroneous concept. It got me thinking and wanting to find whether or not it’s true. The person who was delivering this information read from Matthew  4:1: “Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.” He said if Jesus was led by the spirit into the wilderness to be tempted, then we as well will be led into temptation by God. It really didn’t sit well with me. “How could God do this?” I asked myself. I,  in an affirmed contradiction believe that Jesus was led by Spirit to be tempted so that today, we could not face that. He was taking us out of that curse.

Yes, it’s no secret that we do get tempted, but that is not something that is led by God AT ALL. Matthew 6:13:  “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.” In the words of the King of Kings, He said when we pray, we should pray that God should not lead us into temptation. Why would He be led by the Spirit and just two chapters ahead tell us to pray not to be led into temptation. He knew that what He was led into, God would not  put that unto us.

James 1: 13:  “Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man.” Let’s take a look at this scripture, it is so simple and straight forward, God would not tempt us in what so ever way.  James 1:14: “But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.”  So simple, just like when I was drawn by my own lust of the cookies. My mother did not in way put the cookies in the cupboard to tempt me. No, definitely no ways. My lust of cookies caused me  not to stop thinking about the cookies. God would not say, “I will put this lady who is not your wife before you just to test whether you really love your wife.” Definitely not. Only your lust will jump out to desire the woman who is not your wife.

1 Corinthians 10:13: “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.”  If it were possible that God tempts us, why would He lead you into temptation and then create an escape way path. James 1:14:  “But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.” It does not say every man is tempted when God leads them into temptation.

God is a God of Peace and Grace. Jesus paid and did so much that we could not face that. And always, His Grace Is sufficient to create an escape for you when you are tempted.

Psalms 23

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I was not raised in a Christian family. I did not even know a single verse growing up. The one thing I remember that my mother taught me was to pray before I sleep,  and that was the Lord’s Prayer. She taught me that when I was about 5 years old and that lasted with me until I grew into my teenage stage. I did it religiously but it was a great lesson nonetheless.

In retrospect, I thought I was a good kid in front of God due to my ritual nightly prayers;then my younger brother and I visited a family friend to our family. We visited for about a week. In our first night there, I saw something really amazing, before the family would go to bed, they gathered and would share scriptures to one another. I felt a rather juxtaposition feeling, I was both in awe and shame. When a 5 year old boy shared the whole Psalm 23, I felt like hiding under a rug. “I am 12 and don’t even know the whole of the10 commandments,” I thought to myself. Now that I am in the light,  I fell in love with the Psalm 23 and it speaks so much truths.

Psalms 23: 1 “The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.” Jesus is the true Shepard who would leave the 99 to look for you, the only one, the only one missing sheep. You will not lack for peace or joy. Proverbs 14: 30 says that a heart at peace gives life to the body. More than anything, Jesus is our keeper of peace and He has come so that we would not lack any peace.

Psalms 23:2 “He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.” Our Lord Jesus has come to give us life and life in abundance indeed. Already the still waters are available, already the green pastures are available, all He does is to lead us to these beautiful things he has already prepared. Colossians 2:10 says that we are complete in Him who is the head of all principality and power. Already we are complete, joy, love, abundance of life and wealth is in completeness. All that is left is just to allow ourselves to be led into all that has been provided. Let’s allow ourselves to be unveiled to all the goodness of God that complete and perfect.

Psalms 23: 3: “He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.” Our soul is that part of us that is responsible for our emotions, how we feel when we are sad or happy. God didn’t bring Jesus just to restore our spirit. Jesus is interested in us wholly. God works in us to be keen and will to live a life that reflects His glory for the world to see Him in us.

Psalms 23:4 “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.”  One of the most assured gifts that God gave us is a sound mind that knows that we are encamped in His beautiful love and heaven feel embrace everyday that kicks fear away from us. No matter the dull moments that we walk in or going through, we should be assured that His love has led us through.. 2 Timothy 1:7 “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”  You, yes you, Do not have the spirit of fear.

Psalms 23:5, “Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.” There is a beautiful scenario that occurred in the book of John where the disciples had locked themselves in an enclosed area after the death of Jesus. They were in fear of the Jews, and what a glorious thing that happened, Jesus appeared to them after His resurrection. In as much as He appeared to them, He said as much as He was sent by God, He sends them, He gave them such absolute assurance and told them not to fear and to be at peace regardless them surrounded by their enemies. He fed them peace, and authority.  In the book of Matthew, He says God has given Him power in heaven and in the world, instilling a sense of ownership to the disciples as well the power that Jesus has been grunted. So know that no matter what is against you or in fear of your enemies, Jesus has empowered you already, He has fed you already with authority, tap into it and own it, be unveiled to the truth. On top of what Jesus fed them, He blew unto them the Holy Ghost. Anointing them with Holy oil. When you came into believing in Jesus, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise. This Oil is with you wherever you go and indeed, it overflows like the river Jordan, busk and be forever sandwiched in this beautiful anointing.

Psalms 23:6, “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.” We don’t follow goodness, this goodness follows us. Jesus told Simon Peter to follow Him and He(Jesus) will make him(Peter) fishers of men. There is one thing that is needful, what is that you ask.. That is setting our focus on Jesus and He being all capable, causes the goodness to follow us. Are you a minister or aspire to be a minister, set focus on the one True Vine and just beautifully witness the fruits sprout without effort and sweat.  Isn’t that what the plants do, they just suckle on the water and necessary nutrients and the fruits just bloom without effort.

This book Psalm really speaks to me in dimensions I can’t fully detail out. And I am so grateful to Jesus that now, I am well able to memories it and just enjoy it. I may have not known it by heart while I was growing up but I thank God that now, I have been given the Grace to do that now. Thank You Jesus.