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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11 thoughts on “Random: Nuggets of Wisdom!”
Wow! I just may use this kind of random post for a series of lessons I got from the samaritan woman that try as I might, I can’t arrange it all into a blogpost…
The Hebrew 11 verse on faith,is that the msg version? I love how it says “faith is what distinguishes us from the crowd”.
And the most recent book I just read was Benny Hinn’s Goodmorning HolySpirit..our relationship with the Spirit is meant to be alive,there’s more than I am getting right now.more… and more that I crave, I just pray for grace to indeed do what needs to be done to get more/give more of myself to Him…
Happy new month to you too
Yes dear! That’s the message version. I can’t wait to read, when you do get to do a random post like this. I guess you may just have to split into parts if one post can’t take it all.
Everyday, I realise that there is alway more and more to the Holy Spirit. I pray for grace too.
Nah!! Your comment isn’t that long. Long comments are welcome. Lol.
Thanks for reading. You know I’m now a constant reader of your blog. I’m always blessed at every visit. God bless you dear.
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The word of God is a LIVING THING! Not an abstract entity. That is why whenever it goes out; it performs a ‘living’ action. His word is as real as YOU, as real as a table and chair, as real as a deep freezer; the ONLY difference is that YOU just can’t see it without living in the spirit [John 4vs24].
How? In the book of Genesis 1vs3, the bible says God said let there be light, and there was light. The word came out there as a living thing to bring about the creation of light. As at that time, it was sent out to carry out the duty of an electrician. It could be sent out directly or indirectly through a channel [Zechariah 7vs12] to become ANYTHING! It could be an AK47, a sea separator [as in the case of Moses], a financial accountant [as in the case of Elisha and the widow 2Kings 4 vs 1-7], a life terminator [as in the case of Hezekiah 2Kings20vs1], a prosecutor [as in the case of David and the adultery 2 Samuel 12vs7-12], or even a bunker buster missile [as in the case of the walls of Jericho Joshua 6vs2-5]!
Why do you think God breathe into man? It is because whatever comes out of God’s mouth is living and has the ability to make anything to become a living thing [Ezekiel 37vs4-5]. Yes! It is a living spirit. Whenever His word comes out of His mouth, it comes out as a living thing and goes to perform whatever it is being transformed into and sent to do, and it will not return void [Isaiah 55 vs 11]. That is why whenever He says something about you, you should believe 100%, because a living thing has just been sent on an errand to you to execute a project, and when you don’t believe you call HIM a liar and you prevent the “living word” that was sent to you from carrying out its mission.
Why do you think the bible says He honors His word more than His name? [Psalm 138 vs 2]. Because He knows His word stands as potent and as powerful as He Himself and He knows it’s a “living entity”. This is the reason why the bible says: “He sent His word and healed them, and delivered them from destruction” [Psalm 107 vs 20].
Do you think one can send a non-living thing on an errand? Can you sit tight on your chair and send out your own words to buy you chicken and chips from KFC? Or Garri from a local market? Well according to the passage above, His own words can do so! And that is why He sends it up and down to let us know that He was, He His, and will always remain the un-commanded commander. This is even the more reason why we should believe that Jesus is the true Son of God, because He also sends His words just like His father when He was on earth [Luke 7 vs 6-7].
Let’s take this as a simple clue/secret/hint: From now on, whenever we are studying the bible, and we come across “God Says…..”, let’s keep seeing that word as a living thing, and we will get a very clear picture and a new insight as to what was going on spiritually as at that moment.
And guess what? It was the living word, which is also God according to [John 1vs 1], that was sent on an errand to Jonah that got angry and sent that storm! It was angry that Jonah was preventing it from carrying out its mission, and it needed to leave that boat.
In that particular verse [Jonah 1vs4], Just replace “The Lord sent” with “The Word Sent” and we will get the spiritual insight. When they called on God, the only thing God did was just to control His word, and not the storm, and the word stated its demands through Jonah [Jonah 1vs12] – [while even Jonah was unaware he was being used as a channel to pass a message across] – that it wants to leave the boat and they should throw him inside the sea, and when they did everything calmed down.
Do you think ANY “normal” human being would have said on his own accord, that they should carry him and throw him inside the sea? Huh?!? “Please carry me and throw me inside sea?” Of course NOT! Those other gods had no power to do this because it was ONLY the Owner of the “Living word” that is powerful enough to control it.
When God speaks/says something about us and we don’t listen, we prevent the word from carrying out its mission and this gets Him angry, because we disrespect what He himself honors more than His name.
A LIVING WORD is A LIVING THING!
Wow! God bless you.
wooooow…..both the article and the comments. my little contribution, I have learnt that faith in GOD is personal, it is not just BELIEVING that God can make impossibilities possible, it is KNOWING that he will make your impossibilities possible….(the story of the soldier in Mathew 7 whose servant was sick, among many others)……. and the comment about the word being a living thing….just hit it on the head. bless you
God bless you dear. I love your definition of faith in God. Thanks for reading and leaving a comment.
Faith is what distinguishes God’s people from the crowd. Hebrew 11:1
Holy Ghost help me.
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Keep on working, great job!