It is Wednesday! Mid week, it is a beautiful day to be alive. I love all days equally but Wednesday has a special place in my heart—one day very soon I will tell you guys why.
I was contemplating today early morning on how this writing journey began—and not just writing the random posts I used to write in the past, but expressing the Kingdom of God through words.
The beautiful thing about writing and I always tell people, is that I am able to revisit the previous year and look at what I was doing, what I was saying and most times I am truly awed and humbled by the progress and growth that has taken place in my life over time. Paul called it moving from glory to glory —that means you’re always increasing and growing in the kingdom of God, never at one point is your life without a testimony—even in the trials. How awesome is that right?
So today, I wanted to write this post as a reminder to many of us who do not understand who we are, are questioning who we are, are struggling to understand their purpose especially now with the fear of the corona virus and those who are discovering who they are— basically your purpose and identity.
When I changed the theme of my blog around last year I was super excited and also a bit scared because I worried if I titled the header of my blog as—Daughter of a King, Child of The Most High God, I would chase my readers away because people would think I only talk about God and ultimately end up sounding like those over-righteous people I never used to like.
But I did anyway! Why? Because I believed in what I had encountered—it was as bright as the sun and secondly, there is no other title in this world that had ever made me feel so identified, so privileged, so rested, so purposed, so firm, so centered and rooted.
See, what I was afraid of was what people would think but I didn’t know that I was establishing an everlasting identity of who I was really created to be. That name has grown so much on me, actually a good friend of mine calls me daughter of the Most High— that makes me happy, in fact it gives me so much joy in my spirit I start telling God—“See, how we are impacting lives me and You?” Haha. Because it is no longer just a name for me, it is a lifestyle.
At some point I had to accept that I am truly peculiar, though I tried to fight it and I tried to love Jesus on the low and still blend in with others in the ways of the world, I couldn’t. Every single day I woke up —I just wanted to tell people about Him and this desire became so immense that I couldn’t be lowkey about Him anymore —“let my reputation be judged by men as they want, I am living loudly for Jesus”, I finally decided.
There is true rest in God, there is true peace in God, not like the peace the world gives, unfortunately most of us do not know this peace—we know it upto the point where somebody steps on your toes and you cannot wait to let them have it. The peace of God—my goodness, do I write this is bold or what? IT SURPASSES ALL UNDERSTANDING. It is the kind of peace Paul had when a snake wrapped itself around his hand and he shook it off like nothing and kept doing what he was doing. The people who were with Him were amazed! In fact they exclaimed to themselves, “he must be a god.” This is the kind of peace I am talking about, where you are not moved even if there is something that ‘looks like it should move you (scare or frighten you).’
I am not speaking of things that I have conjured up in my head. I know what I speak of, I experience what I speak of, that is why I would write here until the end of times even if nobody read! Don’t you find that peculiar? Why would I give my time and energy to something like this? What is my motive really? Given my introverted nature— Why did I write in the past four articles a whole year only about earthly things? Now, I wake up and I just want to pour my heart out to the world and tell them! Jesus is Lord! Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you—that means all your hearts desires shall be added unto you in abundance, overflow. In fact the scriptures say,
Give God your heart, give with faith as small as a mustard seed and trust God with all things, time, money, effort, your life, your pain, your burdens, everything —I mean surrender all and see the Lord moving in ways you could never have imagined, to places you could never have gone with your own abilities. There is a whole mystery to God’s Kingdom and truly I am telling you that you only have to have an attitude like that of a child to receive this Kingdom. Jesus taught, Matthew 18:3 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. (in this context, meaning you shall not experience the kingdom of heaven —joy, love, peace, stability, right standing, forgiveness and all gifts of the Holy Spirit which are already your’s) In the world, you will experience these things for just a moment and search for them once again by thrills and pleasures—meaning they will come to an end at some point.
Hence why Paul called these supernatural gifts, the unsearchable riches of Christ
Let your hearts be teachable, be ye as little children who receive instruction and move with faith that is foolish. Why do we marvel at children? Because they have the spirit that Jesus refered to, they are not yet corrupted and conformed to the world; their faith is not chocked by the world in unbelief.
I pray that I may get to even just one soul who is willing to believe the ‘foolishness’ of the word of God and test it for themselves. You may not see the fruits over night but keep being faithful and one day very soon you will see and experience something beyond your comprehension. Like a seed is planted into the ground and dies, so must one be planted and die in the flesh, to grow roots and bear fruit in due season.
Lord, I desire just one soul who will see these messages and believe them, put them to test that they may behold You for themselves. I thank you that You always hear me.
May the peace of God guard all your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus and may you draw near to God and seek Him with all your heart, mind and soul. May your hearts not be troubled or shaken for the Lord God always goes before you.
In JESUS name!
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