God cannot and will not be pressured| Stop trying to fit Him into your little wrist watch

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We often try to fit God in our time and little wrist watches in attempt to control Him.  We schedule events of our lives for Him, we tell Him when to act. God cannot and will not be pressured. We think we can make God wait, but for him everything that will happen has already happened.

I usually fall into this trap of making scheduled plan for God. I want things when I want them. My time is too perfect to fit into His eternal glorious plan for my life.  Basically, I set my will against His not realizing that dethrones him in my life.

God’s dominion ends where ours begins. Dethrone yourself.

Time does not affect God.IT WILL NOT PRESSURE HIM, no matter how manipulating we get.

(Hebrews 13:8) Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Therefore in all our time, He remains timeless. Jesus has already lived all our tomorrows as He has lived all our yesterday.

God inhabits eternity!

Time only marks the beginning of created existence, and because God never began to exist, it has no application to Him. Jesus lives in everlasting now. He has no past and no future. When time appears in the scriptures it reflects to our time; NOT His. We cannot clock Him. So crush your wrist watches already.

(Revelations 22:13) I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.”

(Isaiah 41:4) Who has done such mighty deeds, summoning each new generation from the beginning of time? It is I, the LORD, the First and the Last. I alone am he.”

(Psalm 90:1) A prayer of Moses, the man of God. Lord, through all the generations you have been our home. Therefore He is and will continue to be one safe home for the time-driven generation.

God appears a the beginning and end of time simultaneously. To him later is the same as earlier.

We are made for eternity as much as we are made for time. Do not only treasure your now but set your mind on the things of forever. We cannot afford to become fools of this passing world, concentrating ourselves only on the now time

My prayer is Jesus help me apply my heart to wisdom. May the knowledge of your eternity not be wasted in me.

I am his mirror opposite |Totally fit for purpose

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I was created to be his “help meet”. that is God’s original plan.

There is a wrestle going around, woman have a challenge accepting their position and the God design purpose for them in a marriage. A woman does not understand her role and mission. We need to start finding fulfillment in God’s design and purpose.

Lately I have being pondering on this scripture;

Then the LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is just right for him.”(Genesis 2:18)

FIT FOR PURPOSE!!

Other versions say; an help meet, a helper suitable for him, his complement, companion.

I looked up the meaning of the  word “help”, in Hebrew is ezer. Which means “TO RESCUE, TO SAVE . So a woman was not intended to be just his helper or his companion, rather she was intended to be his savior, his deliverer. What a privilege.

God is saying I will make for him, one to help him in all the affairs of life, to provide things useful and comfortable for him, dress his food, and take care of the affairs of the family.

HIS MIRROR OPPOSITE!!

A man should not wear anything on his head when worshiping, for man is made in God’s image and reflects God’s glory. And woman reflects man’s glory. (1 Corinthians 11:7)

Basically, I as woman, supplement to a man’s incompleteness of his lonely being.

I am “like himself”,  in nature, temper, and disposition, in form and shape,

I am pleasing to his sight.

Eve was not designed to be exactly like Adam. She was designed to be his mirror opposite, possessing the other half of the qualities, responsibilities, and attributes which he lacked. It’s a perfect fit design.

There is still a lot I ought to learn here. I pray that God keeps revealing more and that my heart will walk in obedience to Him.  And I will use this time to learn from other woman also.

These older women must train the younger women to love their husbands and their children, to live wisely and be pure, to work in their homes, to do good, and to be submissive to their husbands. Then they will not bring shame on the word of God. ( Titus 2:3-4)

Bitmap in HELP MEET

 

A Pledge Of Future Glory

Slaves do not get an inheritance, Sons do.

We have found ourselves a New hope in Jesus. Now, we have eternity to look forward to. An inheritance kept for us in heaven.

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, (1 Peter 1:3)

Paul writes to the believers, called in Christ, the elect, partners with Christ and sons  of God. He opens his letter with giving thanks to God for the gift of salvation.

Then he looks forward, into the future. A pledge of future glory ( 1 Peter 1:3-9)

Are you living your life through eyes of eternity?

Inheritance calls for ownership. We ought to leave with vision of the church, kingdom, eternity.

Do you leave with a sense of calling? We are His workmanship. ( Ephesians 2:10)

Jesus does not want you to do anything FOR Him. He wants to do everything WITH you.

We are the church,The called out ones. The church is the construction site of God. Any other activity on earth is just a scaffolding . It’s all fading away. Let not your possessions own you.

Get busy with the things that last forever.

How are you treating the bride of Christ. ( Ephesians 1:19) We leave for the benefit of the body of Christ. Priests serve and tend to the bride.

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“Arrogantly Humble” | It matters very little what you think of me.

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As for me, it matters very little how I might be evaluated by you or by any human authority. I don’t even trust my own judgment on this point. (1 Corinthians 4:3)

I thought to myself, that is the most arrogant yet humble and profound verse ever!!

Here is what he is basically; It matters very little to me what you think of me( like it almost doesn’t count), I don’t even rank myself.

Paul knew that his only judge is God.

He refused to submit to mere human judgement.

The church in Corinth had falling into an unhealthy trap of ranking Paul, Peter and Apollos against each other. Yet, these men were themselves knit in closest friendship, and felt themselves to be servants in common of one Master, and fellow-workers in one task. They knew that they completed each other.

When you read further and get to understand Paul’s heart on this verse, you will realize that Paul is not arrogantly proclaiming himself superior to the opinion of the Corinthians, but is pointing out the necessary inadequacy of all human judgments.

It is a great comfort that men are not to be our final judges. The word of God is the best rule by which to judge.

Our master makes the judgement of our work. Being self-analytic can also be dangerous .

God himself will take the responsibility for pointing out the things need to be dealt with in our lives.

We can now stop been “self-employed judges”

Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master that he stands or falls. And he will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make him stand. (Romans 14:4)

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We Found Our Strength In A SONG!

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We found our strength in a song.

Above prayer my household finds strength in a song. A song has become a “triumphant roar” that indeed the Lord is on our side through every situation. It’s a declaration. Sometimes a song doesn’t change our situation but it ridiculously changes everything inside us.

When we sing , Joy comes.

When we sing, We see Him.

When we sing, we feel Him singing over us.

Sometimes He laughs over our storms. Then it all becomes a joke.

(Psalm 118:14-15)The LORD is my strength and my song; he has given me victory. Songs of joy and victory are sung in the camp of the godly. The strong right arm of the LORD has done glorious things!

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Jesus is our song, literally :)

I pray that our song will find it’s consistency though. That in every season my family will have a song to sing, something to hum in the mornings.

Remain in your song. Keep singing.

Don’t forget your song.

This morning mom burst into a song after a very long time. That just blessed my heart. I had missed her song and I am sure my Father in heaven missed it most. It was almost like she was whispering something to Jesus.

Find your song this morning. Tune into Him.

Love Lala :)

A demand-PLEA letter.

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The book of Philemon is often over looked.

It’s the shortest book, consisting of only one chapter.

I stumbled upon this book on my trip back to Gaborone. Honestly, I wanted something short to meditate on. So I turned to Philemon and this time I actually paid close attention to what was been communicated. I finally decided to study beyond my highlighted verses.

Paul writes this letter when he was in prison to one of his co-workers Philemon. It’s a “plea” letter which sounds a lot to me like a demand.

Paul is pleading (in his terms) with Philemon to forgive his thieving runaway slave, who was new believer in Jesus. He was requesting Philemon to take Onesimus in. In the mist of writing a letter to address a church in Colosse, Paul managed to find time to write a personal letter to Philemon. This was equally important to him.

This is a “demand-plea thing”, somehow in between asking Paul ended up demanding Philemon to do the good christian thing and forgive someone who had wronged him.

So if you consider me your partner, welcome him as you would welcome me

This doesn’t sound like a plea anymore. Paul is saying here, if at all we have something in common….,common principles, interest and hopes THEN you are not allowed to do this any other way. Accept him as you would me.

In other Paul was saying to Philemon, proof to me that we are partners.

If he has wronged you in any way or owes you anything, charge it to me

Paul knew that there was still a debt that Onesimus owed Philemon. What fantastic words for Onesimus, who probably had no way of paying his master back what he had stolen.

This reminds me of how Jesus paid our debt when He died on the cross for us. We too had no way of paying which we owed.

I do wish, brother, that I may have some benefit from you in the Lord; refresh my heart in Christ.

He is saying your kindness to Onesimus will be refreshing to me.You will encourage me in the faith.

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He is no longer like a slave to you. He is more than a slave, for he is a beloved brother, especially to me. Now he will mean much more to you, both as a man and as a brother in the Lord.

From a slave to a son. This sounds like my story. I am no longer a slave, I am a son of God. I belong to His household now. I have received adoption to sonship.

The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” (Romans 8:15)

From my mothers womb

You have chosen me

Love has called my name

I’ve been born again, into your family

Your blood flows through my veins

 

I am beautifully in over my head

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I have come to this place in my life
I’m full but I’ve not satisfied
This longing to have more of you
I can feel it my heart is convinced


I’m thirsty my soul can’t be quenched
You already know this but still
Come and do whatever you want to


I’m standing knee deep
But I’m out where I’ve never been
I feel you coming
And I hear your voice on the wind


Would you come and tear down the boxes
That I have tried to put you in
Let love come teach me who you are again


Take me back to the place
Where my heart was only about you
And all I wanted was just to be with you
Come and do whatever you want to


Further and further
My heart moves away from the shore
Whatever it looks like
Whatever may come I am yours


Further and further
My heart moves away from the shore
Whatever it looks like
Whatever may come I am yours


Then you crash over me and
I’ve lost control but I’m free
I’m going under, I’m in over my head
And you crash over me
I’m where you want me to be
I’m going under, I’m in over my head
Whether I sink, whether I swim
It makes no difference
When I’m beautifully in over my head
Whether I sink, whether I swim
It makes no difference

When I’m beautifully in over my head
I’m beautifully in over my head
I’m beautifully in over my head

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