Good morning to the whole world!
Everyday is a beautiful day indeed, when you are able to open your eyes and stretch your body and feel the relaxion of your muscles and you just want to stay a little longer in bed, giving thanks in all things and for all things.
I used to wonder in the past, what James meant when he said, count it all joy when ye fall into all diverse temptations (James 1:2) That sounded ludicrous to me, that aside from celebrating when I am being blessed in all areas, I should do the same when I am going through tough situations.
In alllllllllll things! Give thanks.
I told you guys that the word of God requires one to just have this child like attitude, take it in as it is. I have this favorite pastor I really enjoy listening to and legit this is not something made up or anything — this man of God preached a sermon I will never forget on the 1st of October 2018 that changed the whole course of my life! A total shift! From that day forward, I started working towards this journey and here we are! Amazing what one teaching can do!
So where were we before we drifted? Yes, I love what that man of God says, stop arguing with the gospel, receive it!
If we are real, we have found ourselves multiple times, questioning God’s ways,
—If God is so good why does He still watch while all this evil is going on?
—My friend was a believer and they died out of sickness and disease.
—Do these teachings of Jesus work for others and not for others? I have seen some christians really suffer.
—What’s the use of reading the Bible really is Jesus already died for our sins?
Some of them really funny questions to be honest. Now, don’t get me wrong, I am not discrediting anybody’s questions. It’s good to ask questions, actually my personality type is that of an examiner. I ask God a looooooooooooooooooooooot of questions, a lot trust me. But here’s the thing, you can’t also make progress if you keep pausing your life to question everything. That is why the scripture says,
This means, in the midst of questioning, expect something marvellous to occur and Lo! And behold God is going to surprise you; literally blow your brains out (figuratively speaking) That is why in as much as I am going through stuff I don’t understand, I no longer worry like I used to in the past. Actually there is a scripture that has become my anchor for sure— I know I’m always telling you guys about my anchor scriptures hahah! Yes I have many and this is one of them..
Lean not on your own understanding—knowing myself and my personality and also the gift God has given me to connect dots, when I am examining situations to get the best possible outcome then I get to a point where I cannot seem to get a best possible outcome, I start leaning to the side of worry and my own understanding —immediately! And I mean immediately! I cast down my care instantly! Wooow! Isn’t that amazing progess for me to celebrate right there (Thank you Lord) 🙂 🙂
I have come to recognize God to be more than just a father in my life over time. He is my best friend (shout out to my two earth best friends:) ) He is my provider, He is my good shepherd, legit and am not trying to boast about anything, but there are things I no longer worry about anymore, things like my next assignment, my next step in life, who I will get married to, where I will live, how much money I will make. I count it all dung just like St. Paul said. The things I actually worry about these days are, “I need to write something, or encourage somebody, or bless somebody, have I been a blessing? Am I smoking what I am selling lol? Am I living upto what I am preaching and teaching? Will God approve of this?” He is my good shepherd, He knows what is best for me in each season of my life and He purges me and pruns me for His good works, the rest He will provide for.
That is why I write here almost daily, so that another human soul can experience for themselves this joy, so they too can enter into God’s rest as well and they can enjoy the kingdom of God here on earth. Because there are so many people in the world who are trying to achieve things on their own, leaning on their own understanding and piloting their own lives. |Just chill and put it on autopilot, let God steer you through —as you obey His commands faithfully.|
Remember when I wrote the post about entering into God’s rest? That same chapter, Hebrews Four talks about those who will never enter God’s rest, that means in as much as you have Jesus as your saviour, you will not experience the gift that is so freely your’s if you do not make an effort —to work out your own salvation.
My prayer this morning goes out to all those who had started this journey and got to a point where the world chocked their faith in God, because of temptations and trials. To those who are willing to start but keep saying, “one more thing/deal then I’ll turn to God”, to those who have started, to those who are still making the journey—keep going, with God it never gets worse. This I can promise you, believe me! With God it only gets better; ever-increasing glory.
Now, may the Lord who created us, loved us from the first day to eternity, guide us, call us to Himself, show us kindness and mercy and may He reveal to us His beautiful kingdom on earth, so that we may keep holding on to the promise of the hope of the return of our Lord Jesus Christ.
In JESUS name!
Amen. 🙂 🙂
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