Hebrews 12

I am enjoying how God is unfolding Hebrews 12 to me. Every verse has so much depth and truth.

This week I will be taking one verse at a time and sharing the wonderful revelations he gives me.

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,

I have been learning to pay attention and give thought to every word when studying the word of God. “Therefore” often means , reflect on what was mentioned before. Find out what reason is this being mentioned. Without derailing from my verse, Hebrews 11 talks about faith.

I looked up the word throw off and here is a more relevant meaning based on this verse;

Throw off;  to free oneself from, get rid of,  to cast off often in a hurried or vigorous manner

There is a sense of urgency to get rid of things that distracts us and shunts our grown.  Sin is the worse snare. The scripture says that it entangles us which means that if not dealt with it can trip us off our path.

Let us run with perseverance.

I believe that God has graced us with the courage to continue, despise our failures. We ought to get up and press forward. The christian life is all about endurance.

 

Even when it makes no sense to sing.

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“A-sour-gummy-worms type of Morning”

Today one of my colleagues packed sour gummy worms sweets and I just had to be the first one to have a share.  I love sour gummy worms. They are sweetly sour in such a weird goodness. I enjoy how they pleasantly turn from sour to sweet in just one chew.

Well, that is exactly how my Friday unfolded, all sour-sweet wrapped.

I woke up this morning really distracted and just weigh down. I tried praying it off like I usually do but my shoulders remained tense. Then I attempted to put it off, let work distract me and again I failed terribly.

And I knew I had to work it from the inside now.

Awake, my soul! Awake, harp and lyre! I will awaken the dawn.

Every morning must be awaken with a song.

It’s a good thing songs can be so contagious. I pick on a lot of songs throughout my day, from the corridors, staff meetings, coffee tables and even in the most awkward places, toilets.Yes.

Today as I was walking down to the ladies bathroom I came across this sweet soul of a lady singing, so loud. She had her morning song on. As she continued to sing I was reminded of my lost song too and something in me lifted. I too, wanted to sing. So I whispered something to God, “Please help me find my song again”.

What took your song?

Find where you lost your song.

Every time we find singing in the bible it is usually pointing to times of rejoicing. It is also connected with our worship toward God.

I believe songs whisper to the soul the reason.

Mornings are an opportunity to pick a new song for the day and whether you sing it loud or you hum it does not matter.

A song helps us to focus everything on worship.

On the willow trees in the midst of Babylon
We hung our harps.
For there they who took us captive demanded of us a song with words,
And our tormentors [who made a mockery of us demanded] amusement, saying,
“Sing us one of the songs of Zion.”(Psalm 137:2-3)

Difficulties, problems and situations in our lives should get us to sing

  • Don’t Let Persecution Take Away Your Song
  • Don’t Let Pain Take Away Your Song
  • Don’t Let People Take Away Your Song.

 

Has the LORD redeemed you? Then speak out! Tell others he has redeemed you from your enemies. (Psalm 107:2)

Be of good cheer!

I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”
(John 16:33)

These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold–though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world.( 1 Peter 1:7)

We have already overcome. The word of God calls us victors.

Even when it makes no sense to sing
Louder then I’ll sing your praise

(Song called Even when it hurts, Hillsong)

He also sings over us.

For the LORD your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.” (Zephaniah 3:17)

God sings over our situations.

When You sing
All my fears are put to rest

(You don’t miss a thing, Hillsong)

Take Heart.

Love Lala.

 

 

Dare to go deeper.

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Into the deep

I will go with You

Submerge my feet to my head in all of You

As your presence falls

I am drowned in Your love

Immerse me, immerse me

Here is one of the scriptures God has been impressing in my heart lately. I want to be immersed in Him.

Ezekiel 47:1-5

 In my vision, the man brought me back to the entrance of the Temple. There I saw a stream flowing east from beneath the door of the Temple and passing to the right of the altar on its south side.  The man brought me outside the wall through the north gateway and led me around to the eastern entrance. There I could see the water flowing out through the south side of the east gateway.

 Measuring as he went, he took me along the stream for 1,750 feet and then led me across. The water was up to my ankles.  He measured off another 1,750 feet and led me across again. This time the water was up to my knees. After another 1,750 feet, it was up to my waist.  Then he measured another 1,750 feet, and the river was too deep to walk across. It was deep enough to swim in, but too deep to walk through.

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I will send the rain wherever we end up.

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Courage heart, set your sails!!

There was a season in my life when I felt stagnant, like I cannot go any further. I wanted God to speak to me. I was desperate for His fresh assurance about His call in my life.

Beginning of this year God dared me to go on a voyage. He dared me to set out my seals in faith and go beyond my comfort.

He dropped in me Joshua 1:9;

This is my command–be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”

 

Yes, the verse I knew very well. Yet, for the first time it carried profound meaning. He began to whisper a lot to me about what the word “WHEREVER” actually means. It’s a beautiful thing when God assures us, and promises us His presence in our next season.

Wherever means; in any place that you choose, everywhere or anywhere where someone does something or where a particular situation exists.

I had dreams for the church global. A church beyond my walls. The tending of the bride for His coming.

Build Your Kingdom Here!!

 

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I still remember our first adventure. It was such a divine happening of my life. I went to serve at an Equip conference in Durban, South Africa. God instilled in me a passion for what He is doing across the globe. I was still a teenager but that did not stop Him from birthing in me a heart for His Kingdom, WHEREVER.

 

“The Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure that a man discovered hidden in a field. In his excitement, he hid it again and sold everything he owned to get enough money to buy the field. (Matthew 13:44)

My eyes where opened to the fact that I was part of something so much bigger than me and that it is far beyond my familiar place. God’s people are everywhere. His people are His greatest treasure. Wherever.

The Kingdom of God must become our greatest treasure for our lives to get in sink with Jesus.

This was my commissioning. I was no longer intimidated by the size of my nation. I wanted to go for the glory of God. It felt okay for me to start small and I did. This was marked the beginning of my adventures with Papa God. It was like I carried an apostolic heart.

So I was trusting Him for more adventures. I was clueless of where He will open the next door. But there was such an eagerness in me to go serve, strengthen and learn more from a place far beyond my usual. I did a lot of research about Hillsong internship and I looked up what other churches across South Africa were offering.

I guess you can say, my heart was set on a voyage. This started being my song;

We declare with one voice.

We will go! We will go, Lord

For the glory of your Name.

In this process, when I was waiting for God to open the door to my next adventure. He spoke.

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