Beauty OR Garbage (insight on perception)

The whole world is crazy about beauty. Its only natural-we all love good things and beauty is a good thing. There is however misconception about what exactly it is. This article seeks to put into proper perspective what many either by omission or commission have called it.

I have seen many folks loose and lose their Minds in pursuit of what they call beauty – that people who are poor can spend valuable time and resources trying to improve their looks and style (but not the environment) in disturbing to say the least.

Certainly there’s nothing wrong with looking physically good and stylish but there is something fundamentally wrong with making wrong choices and pursuing wrong priorities.

 The world – I mean our world – is a wash with poor, needy, and deserving people. Infact, the vast majority of our own people fall in the category that we call poor. Sadly a few who make it out of the bracket to join the middle group (one step to the converted – rich category) succumb to an obscurantist mentality. Their mentality makes an ugly statement 

 The garbage in the city is galipngly obscene, but more often i wonder why leaders become inward looking, selfish and unnecessarily extravagant to look at where their expensive cars normally pass. Its an upcall that doesn’t seek innocence but rather a valid mental explanation.

Look! Education is refinement and calls us to uphold truth as truth. That “our people” remain poor and others never get out of the middle Class bracket amidst plentiful resources – its lamentable. Similarly the rich class sometimes use crooked methods to remain on top – its absurd.

TRUTH IS:  a reasonable world is shaped by right brains and  guts, not bums. .

 If the end is to justify the means, then the means must be rightly examined.  If we understand the value of good conduct, use our intelligence and confront challenges relevantly, our world can be a better place 

Functional faith

Faith is not meant to be stagnant: its meant to be put at work

James 2:26 “for as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead”

We don’t believe God for what he is going to do, No!, we believe God for what he is doing. This is because God is often at work in us. 

So, what is functional faith, this is the recognition of what God is doing and then you join him and do it together.

The primary step of faith is to believe; nothing else but ‘believe’. 1st john 5:5 tells us of an excellent spirit that overcometh the world. So who is thus guy that overcometh the world?, he is simply me and you who believes in Jesus, the Christ, the son of God. Believe God for who he is, that’s the simplest terminology of faith

People these days are so wrapped up with “mysteries and revelations” and they no longer read the word to draw life but they read the word to get mysteries and revelations which is still good but very wrong. We read the word to edify our lives and as we do so, other things follow including  mysteries and revelations.

Functional faith has another dimension of the “now faith”. Look at this: faith is not in the future. Neither is it in the past, its in the present, its either now or not. 

If you are not married and you are believing God for a wife in the next three years, you are just believing. To have faith is when you start thanking God for your wife, the kids and the grand kids.

Faith is the done not the do!

Faith will not come tomorrow, it is now! And am being honest with the scriptures. Romans 10:17 “so then faith comes by hearing and hearing the word of God”. When you hear by and acknowledge the word of God, faith comes. The bible didn’t say faith will come and therefore faith is the now not the then.

If in your heart you believe that God can heal you of that cancer, HIV, Fever, believe it NOW . God can heal you now and not tomorrow. Don’t believe God for the future, No! Its not your part. Thank God for your future is sorted.

Lastly, let’s put our ‘faith’ into our real operational life. We are not testing God but we are practicing scripture and living by it. Scripture is not mere words written in the bible, its life – its a life style. If you have not practiced your faith, it is dead. If the bible says that you will lay hands on the sick and they will be well, then go and pray for them. Some pastors preach such gospel well but have never even laid a finger on a sick person. That’s not what God calls us to do.

God calls us to live by faith… I.e. we ought to have faith as our lifestyle.

“I nolonger believe God for certain things, I just thank him for doing them” THATS FAITH BROTHER!

Warship not worship

When I was younger, I used to hear that people worship God, people worship idols etc but I couldn’t imagine what worshipping looked like. I grew up enough to get to the real meaning of worship.

Today worshipping diverted to warshiping. People worship with a very expectant mind, and when results turn out to be bad – not really bad but unfavourable, the rebelling part comes. So its like, I come, spent time with what or who I worship and then go home sit and wait to receive. That’s not worship

We live to worship God not worshipping God to live

Worship is not drawing from God… No! Its giving back our whole self to him because we have nothing to offer to him. Worship is pouring out your spirit on a plate and serve it to HIM for dinner. That’s the true heart of worship – worshipping in truth and in spirit. We worship in spirit not in carnal emotions.. Its greater than the emotions.

So as we conceptualise what worship is, are we able to tell what or who we worship? Its like a fellowship with our loved ones!

So 

  1. do we know who/what we worship?
  2. Do we communicate to him/it?
  3. Does it or he talk, move, respond, smile, sing back, appreciate?

If the above are not evident, then we are warshiping a dead thing

We worship our cars, children,mansions etc in away we may not know.. Those are things we shouldnt worship and instead of worshipping GOD, We rather warship him 

WORSHIP ONLY HIM because its him alone that lives, responds, smiles back, appreciates and communicates

Something funny is that; Other things that we worship also draw from him

WHEN DARKNESS MAKES THE LOUDEST VOICE

There are at times when the night seems too long and we wonder if the sun will shine again, if the dawn will come to pass.

The times when the answer seems too far, when there is drought, hunger and worry in our hearts. When no one is around for us;       when we can’t hear any voice in the tunnel

There are times when we uphold empty hearts, when the darkness makes the loudest voice

BUT THERE IS STILL HOPE TO THE HOPELESS, there is happiness to the grieving.                                                   There is a portion of us that cannot wither away – that’s the small voice that speaks the darkness

ITS THE VOICE OF GOD and our hope should be in him and HIM alone

 

JUST ONE MORE TIME

Most honourable time lies far beyond the real practical time.

When things are not working the way “ourselves” want them to be, its a sound distraction to our abilities. Most perfectionist don’t get straight to the point of -perfect- NO!, they take a series of rough times till they reach what they want and this is Prior to life. Nothing is achieved straight away, there will always be a process (whether smooth or rough) before the golden bell.

Thomas A Edson wrote that “our greatest fear lies in giving up, The most certain way to succeed is to try just one more time”

Therefore don’t be discouraged, give it just one more try

Success is in that “one more time” and in case it fails give that one more time another chance