'For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God. '
2 Corinthians 1:20 NIV
Happy Friday! Amen and thank You LORD
Yahweh, The Lord,
The God of compassion and Mercy
Who is always faithful and
Lavishes us with His Unfailing Love
I will smile to that
I will scream and shout for Joy
I will speak of His goodness to all
The fear of the Lord
is the beginning of Knowledge
Knowledge, is great to have
I have heard of this, so many times
Knowledge is power
I sit and reflect on knowledge
Is knowledge by itself power
The fear of the Lord
Is the beginning of knowledge
So many paradox in life
Looking at the books on the self
Dust gathering, so much information
Yet it is still in the shelf
Yet the shelf is full with so much knowledge
I have come to learn
I have come to understand
I have come to know that the Lord shows up all the time
Knowledge is power
Knowledge becomes the sword that cuts everything
Knowledge is powerful in the hands of the one that wields the sword
So I pick up my Sword of the Spirit
The Sword that will never leave you the same
Yes I have been reflecting on knowledge
Yes I believe in the Lord
Yes I believe that God will break the unbreakable
The fear of the Lord
is the beginning of Knowledge
Anything else is an addition to the journey
Picking up as I run the marathon
But fools despise wisdom and instruction
So the journey is all alone
Even when wisdom calls out loud
Do not block your ears with the cares of the world
But seek the Lord and all His righteousness
Turn to Him, and never forget to glorify the Lord
It takes very little to please me
It takes a smile to bring a smile to my face
It takes a compliment to bring joy to my heart
I know that whatever God does, It shall be forever Nothing can be added to it And nothing taken from it.God does it, that men should fear before HimEcclesiastes 3:14 NKJV
Life in the Unknown world continues.. as we meet a new character Cassa. Welcome to the world of walking into unknown places and life in general.
The story continues…
If we go in now then we will not accomplish the task that needs to be done.
As they moved behind the house, there was a tree looking into the house. Athan linked his fingers together and Cassa rose and placed a foot in his hands. Stepping up, she climbed and peered over the window ledge and into the room beyond.
Sitting behind the desk was Fulrose, Nwe sitting on the bed speaking without hearing. Watching them in silence, and moving back down. It is pointless, I can’t hear or see the lips to know what they are speaking about. I say we get in now and get it over with, said Cassa.
Athan shook her head. They are quick study and very observant. Fulrose has the sword and it knows me. Also Nwe is attached to me and will pick me up from a mile. I had to camouflage and stay five miles away, and I could tell she was looking around and alert but could not see me.
What do you suggest we do? Cassa looked around. The others have disappeared and it will take two weeks to find and gather them together.
That is exactly why we need a distraction and a way to get them out of the house. I need to know how to break this unfortunate bond between her and me, and get the sword in the process.
Fulrose yawned, they had dinner already but something was off as she looked at Nwe. Did you sense that we were being watched? Don’t look around or make any movements.
Yes, said Nwe. he is close by and he is company with him. I am beginning to wonder why not attack now that we are vulnerable and would not want to draw any attention to ourselves. Do you think we need to move?
Looking at the side of the window and it was dark and could just about see the figure going down the trees. Shifting she stretched her legs as she rubbed one leg and moved to the other.
This is a journal of imaginative mind, fiction and also not much editing letting the words flow. Come back next week to see what happens. For as humans we need to be creative, use imagination and be the best version of ourself. Just like our Father wants us to be.
Who knows the mind of a human, only God!
I do love the Lord and I love that you took the time to read my blog. Bless you.
Have a wonderful day 🙂
All pictures are mine, with a touch of editing app adding
"For no word from God will ever fail.”
Luke 1:37 NIV
Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour: Welcome all 🙂
Apologies, It is a late one today. Hope you had a wonderful weekend.
First Monday in May.
To everything there is a season. A time for every purpose under the Heavens.
The Vault: Today I want to be outside the vault, I love stories. To hear stories and absorb them requires listening:
Yesterday I spent the whole day outside my house. Walking with a friend and ending in the Ecology Park: This park always amazes me, and if you are ever in bermondsey walk in this park and see the greens even for a city it looks amazing.
Not sure about you, this year seems to be going fast. I have this tradition in me that I give thanks for the month ahead because I am walking by faith and every obstacle that may come my way I give to the Lord. Cast all my cares and burdens to Him
This is one of my favourite verses and there is something about reading it with a new set of eyes and seeing it in a different light.
"Matthew 6:25-34- DO NOT WORRY"
Familiarity is a curse in my opinion when it comes to scriptures, hear me out.
The reasons is
We lose the meaning behind the message.
We glance over words
It does not touch the heart anymore
It stops in the mind
The doors are shut
It bounces like a ball in our hand as we play with it mindless
The Words spoken
Are God words
So take it seriously
Do we listen to the words?
So reflecting on the words in Luke 1:26-38 and looking at the reaction of Mary (Mother of Jesus) as she listens to what the angel says, she ponders it in her heart and in response to her listening skills comes questions. Questions comes answers
Listen equals reflection and then the right questions to get the right answers.
One of the reasons why we don’t listen well is that we tend not to apply all of our brain power and heart to the exercise. Listening is an exercise and must be done daily to optimise its skills, or see the growth of it.
Most of the time, half or three-quarters of our brain could very well be doing something else while we are reading or listening to someone speak.
In the content of listening to the bible: there will be other things going on in the same space.
Maybe there are people walking about
Maybe your phone lights up, telling you that you have received a text
Maybe there’s music in the room
Maybe there’s television in the background
Meanwhile you thinking of the to-do list
The next meeting
What am I going to say to my friend or family when I see them in the next hour
What will I have for breakfast or lunch or dinner
Do everything you can to tune all of this out
And be completely present
Studying the word in the right conditions will likely improve your focus.
And both in preparation for the study
When studying in a group:
I find out that note taking is best when listening
Notes allow you to organise and process information in a way that makes it most likely that you can us this information afterward.
But don’t fall into the temptation of concentrating on the note taking that you forget listening to the words. But make sure you are really listening. Guess what you are not a secretary, you not around as someone who is receiving information for later use. Therefore it is very important to hear what others are saying:
Take notes of what is emphasised
Make sure you understand what the points the speaker is making and if
opportunity arises ask questions.
After notes taking, ensure you review the notes immediately
It helps you retain the information much more effectively than if you don't read the notes for days
As an extra bonus
You will be able to supplement your notes with anything you might have missed while taking the notes
because the information will still be fresh in your mind.
Remember God loves you and nothing we do surprises Him. He requires our attention and obedience and that is listening. Not a massive lists of things to do but “Let it be to me according to Your word”
My soul will magnify the Lord
And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Saviour
I will rejoice in Your Salvation
No one is Holy like the Lord
For there is none like You
Nor is there any rock like our God
Jesus was handed over to be crucified for the forgiveness of our sins
and was raised back to life to prove that he had made us right with God!
Romans 4:25 TPT
The wonders of God
Are you are not glad that His ways
Are not our ways
I am very glad, sometimes I don’t like it
So this week, it just been looking at wonders of the Lord
The testimonies of all
The growth of people
I love learning and so this week is learning week
Came to understand what Paul meant
In the Bible, the Book of Romans
Sometimes you want to do good
I know that I should do it
I have no doubt this is the right thing
My mind tells, the Holy Spirit nuge me
Scriptures come to my mind
Do I do it, NO
But I don’t understand why I do not do it
Yes, it is a nod, a shake in the head
I did it again, I sit in silence and sigh
Why? Yeh I guess I look at my Lord
I don’t understand, help me God
Not trying to justify
But something in me just would not let me
For I do what I hate and practice it
The flesh is weak and governed by the laws
The flesh is ruled by the laws
For the Lord our God died so that Grace abounds within me
Grace triumph over the laws
For He came not to abolish it
But to accomplish
So sometimes it happens
To teach us
To correct us,
To depend on Him
For His Grace is all we need
For I am dead to sin
And alive to God
For Christ said it is finish, the death
that He died, He died to sin once and for all
But the life that He lives, He lives to God
What a wonderful news
So I glorify the Name above all names
Wonders are what you do
Wonders are what I see daily
Wonders is seeing the sunrise in the morning
Feeling the breeze as I walk in the day
Wonders is seeing sunset in the evening
And the chill of the breeze in my bones
Wonders never stop in all things
Wonders is seeing a baby grow up
Wonders is knowing that I am the apple of Your eye
Wonders is knowing I am blessed
So I conclude this madness
The flesh is the flesh and will be the flesh
So I will not set my mind on the things of the flesh
For it is weak, that I have come to understand
Madness I tell, it is not easy and that is the fun of it
The Life with our Lord is challenging
I will not lean on my own understanding
I will set my eyes on You Lord
For in You I have received the Spirit of adoption
And I will cry out loud Abba Father
For I am joint heir with You Lord
In all the madness why run away from it
If indeed we suffer with You Lord
That we may also be glorified together
I Love the sound of that
I thank God through Christ Jesus our Lord