“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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Ye desire, and have not | Envy

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You want what you don’t have, so you scheme and kill to get it. You are jealous of what others have, but you can’t get it, so you fight and wage war to take it away from them. Yet you don’t have what you want because you don’t ask God for it.

And even when you ask, you don’t get it because your motives are all wrong–you want only what will give you pleasure.

Something I am working on at the moment.

I cannot wait to share on this.

Avoid A Leaky Life | Keep Your Heart With All Keeping

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 Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.( Proverbs 4:23)

My struggle with this scripture has always been how can I possible guard my heart and keep it open at the same time. It all sounds complex when you think about it but it’s not.

Everything about your life is linked to the condition of your heart.

We have been assigned and commanded to watch over our hearts. Our hearts are the center piece of everything we do. So we stand guard, watch over, shield and fortify our hearts. This is the only way we can keep from doing hurt and getting hurt.

Keep your heart with all keeping!!

If there is one area I really suck at is this. One minute I got my power proof on and the next I am on floor. So I continually have to run to God for help.

The scripture says, out of hearts flows issues of life. Render it. Keep it more than any other keeping, if there is anything like that.

A heart is a source of all affections and consciousness. Actions and what we speaks have no choice but to just follow the leading of the heart.

For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.

Guard your heart, avoid a leaky life.

There is no effective guarding unless God guards.

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The tortoise,

I have been reading, understanding turtles and tortoises for dummies. Random, Yes!

Tortoises often pull in all four legs and their head so that the shell protects them from predators. Some tortoises can even close their shell, giving additional protection. How I wish we could all be this sensitive when it comes to guarding our hearts. Are you preserving your heart? When there is something threatening to your heart and the life of God in you, pull all in and shell away. Like a tortoise pull in to guard your heart.

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Got protection ! The shell, the Word of God.

Tortoises have hard shells. These shells are made of bone and the outer covering of the shell is made of keratin, much like human fingernails.

Let’s say the shell is the word of God. His word shields us from all kinds of distractions. How often do we run to word of God when our hearts are unguarded? The word of God is a proper remedy for all diseases. Jesus can heal the sickness in our hearts. Only if we allow Him.

We guard our hearts through, prayer, hearing, reading, meditation, and above all, by applying to Jesus to preserve and keep them. He is the greatest keeper of it.

My child, listen and be wise: Keep your heart on the right course ( Proverbs 23:19)

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Avoid A Leaky Life | Guard Your Heart

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Guard your heart.  You will have a leaky life if you don’t have a guarded heart

Our feelings are a result of our focus.

Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life. (Proverbs 4:23)

Something I will be working on tonight :)

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