Hello Amazing People!
Happy New Month to you! Wow! It’s the tenth month already. October is a very special month. In just a few sentences, let me tell you why this month is different…..It is my birth month. And I’m a Nigerian, we celebrate our independence in this month as well. 1st day precisely. Happy Independence my Nigerian Readers….Yeah! For these reasons alone, October is special. It is my prayer that in this new month the Lord will cause everything that has defied His existence in our lives, to align to His purpose and bring glory to His name. In Jesus name. Amen.
So I just had a thought, that it has been a long time I made a ‘random thought post’ since the last one.
Side thought: So I was just thinking maybe at the beginning of every month, I should do a ‘random thought’ post, recapping the lessons of the previous month. So I will work on this. Tell me what you think about this as well…
So let’s dig in to the wisdom nuggets…..
- Faith is deep, very deep. Faith is intrinsic to our walk with God. Faith is not ordinary. It is not logical. Having faith in God, tests our trust in God, in such a way that to the physical eyes, doubt becomes the mirage of the truth. There comes a time where all you have as proof of expectations are just words from God. No physical signals. Just reading the story of Abraham, we can see that believing the words/promises you have gotten from the Lord is not a painless venture, but I’ve never seen a man who painfully ventured with God, and came out with bruises.
Faith is our handle on what we can’t see. Faith is what distinguishes God’s people from the crowd. Hebrew 11:1
- Everything we do to man, we do to God. You see everything God created, He called forth with His words; but when it came to the creation of man, he blew into his nostrils the breath of life. Man became a living soul. Without that breath from God, man is dirt. But, the breath from God, is God in man. So when 1 John 4:20 says we can’t love God without loving man, what God wants us to understand is that, the proof of our love for Him, is our love for man.
If we love God enough not to do the things that displease Him, then the things we know we won’t do to God if He was a man; we should not do to man.
- Our mistakes do not outwit God’s plan for our lives. As cliché as this may sound, the book of Jonah gave me a fresh insight. You see when Jonah was running away from God because he didn’t want to go to Tarshish, at first sight, it is seen as a mistake, but it is not. Why do I know so? Jonah 1:4-6, when the huge storm almost wrecked the ships and the sailors were terrified, they called out in desperation to their gods. But further down at verse 14, they were praying to GOD, then verse 16; this same sailors who prayed to their gods were impressed, no longer terrified by the sea, but were in awe of God. They worshiped God, offered a sacrifice, and made vows. Wow! If that doesn’t make you jump for joy, I don’t know what does. The revelation from this passage has made me bask in the sovereignty of God. There are no mistakes with Him.
What man sees as mistakes, He says ‘They are part of my plans’. How He makes them all part of His plans, no man can fathom.
- The Holy Spirit isn’t an abstract feature of God. The work of the Holy Spirit in the life of a believer cannot be contained. The Holy Spirit knows our weakness and is on call 24/7, keeping us present before God. Romans 8:26. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Truth. John 14:16. This friend also teaches us all things, not just spiritual things, ALL things- academical, emotional, social, culinary and many more. John 14:26. The Holy Spirit is that gentle friend that is always available to us, believers.
We should not restrain the abilities of this unique friend- The Holy Spirit. He knows and does all things. He is an irreplaceable gift.
An additional ‘nugget’ I will like to add is- Celebrate the ‘little’ successes. Most times, in the celebration of the ‘little’ successes, there is inspiration and motivation for the emergence of great success. Personally, I believe that people who are able to celebrate ‘little’ successes are people who never fall short of reasons to be grateful. Well! I don’t know what bible passage you will provide for this ‘nugget’, but I look forward to reading from you…
So how was last month for you? What lessons have you learnt so far, this year?
Have you read my last post?
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