But in that scripture, God reveals to us that He knows the depths of our hearts like the back of His hand. "For He formed my inward parts," there's no part of your body God doesn't understand, He created it.
People, there's nothing like an ON-TIME God. He will never let His children lack for any thing. If your deadline is 100 days, and you are in the 99th day and you still haven't received an answer...don't give up. Don't quit even at the last second. Even if He shows up in the 23rd hour out of 24 hours, He always shows up at the BEST TIME!!! Don't go looking for other sources...you won't find anything as rewarding as God's love in any other place. He is my JOY-BRINGER. He is the LIFTER OF MY HEAD.
I just had to SHOUT!
I wanna be under my warm blanket
Just me and my blanket...
I want some hot tea...
I want some white and black chocolate cubes...
I want starbucks frapuccino...
I want more strawberries...
But unfortunately its just me, my blanket, and my books...
Cos I'm not even going to comprehend the thought of stepping out...
Its a very dark and scary world outside...
While munching my hot and dazzling red berries (10 min study break), I caught a glimpse of a word (u guys already know I have this new craze for new words). Yup, its called 'Sophism," which is defined as an argument that is based on a lie or a fallacy, one that proves ur ingenuity, and one that is used plainly for the notion of deceiving others. I like the word, but I don't like the meaning. Blogsville folk, hope none fall under this category as you blog about various experiences & trials. Blogging is good, but be careful not to manipulate others with lies though.
I have used sophism in sheer manipulation so many times I play scrabble, and I almost always get caught (my face has the tendency of giving things away). I use it when I form words that may not really exist, but they sound like they could be words.
Anyways, before I exit back to study mode, let me share somn wonderful that I read from the 'daily sword,' this morning (with my own synopsis added in the last few lines).
In John 21:15-22, Jesus had just finished telling Peter that He would be in charge of bringing many into the kingdom of God (a.k.a the "feed my lambs if you love me" speech), when Peter abruptly asked, "Lord, and what shall this 'other man' do?", Jesus basically replied and said, "if I will that he remain till I come, what is that to you? You follow Me..."
We all have our own calling and responsibilities that God has told us personally to do for His kingdom. More than ever before, we must focus on our own calling and not get busy with minding other peoples calling! In other words, mind your business Peter and concentrate on your call. Work towards fulfilling you purpose in life and don't get busy minding another man's purpose. It is called 'busy body.' There's a style in ministering to others. The way people would come to know God is not if you manipulate them and force the words down their throat. But when they see the tactics you use in achieving your own purpose, when they watch your own character for a while, without any force they will indeed want to know your God. I don't see how anyone can seek the God of a purposeless Christian without any destiny.
I loved my devotion this morning and it's a nice food for thought...have a great marvelous weekend guys...get under ur blankets like moi! Lazy bones me!
Another reflection on songs I love...check the next boys II men video (next blog post) as well...
I can anticipate the love junkies screaming..."I used to sing this back in d day" Yeah, me too...we can still sing it now sha! It's here!
I enjoyed the movie very much last year. The writer of the original book, "the Lion, the witch, and the wardrobe," changed lives forever. I read the book as well when I was little, so trust I was one of the first who saw the movie.
The Lion: the symbol of Jesus, basically embodies how Jesus was sacrificed to save the world (Aslan was sacrificed to save Narnia, but he resurrected to assume his throne).
The children: represents each one of us in this journey called life. The fights and the courage to have the fights.
The crowns: represents the reward we will have at the end of the journey, when we will receive our individual crowns after our names have been recognized in the book of life.
The witch: represents obstacles in life.
What've have u got to say abt that? You can go ahead and ask MONA @ her SPOT RIGHT HERE ...lol
The funny thing is she didn't really emphasize any thing big, it was just the sweet nothings about the post that made it exciting to read, oh well...read it for urself, and decide what stage u are...
ps: today has been a very lovely day...I'm just enjoying the moment. Yeah, like one of my earlier posts said, "just live each day to the fullest," and continue from there. It's always nice to take a chill pill, slouch back on a comfortable arm-chair, sing songs (or hum to songs), maybe study (or NOT), and the most important of all, just reflect on ur innermost thoughts. I wonder what people do when they don't....errr...think! *Ouch* I totally dread the state of a 'blank mind.' It's very futile and wasteful...even Job knew there was such a thing as the strength of wisdom in the mind...
Just imagine you, being free from all the heart-ache. Imagine you being free from depression. Imagine you, being free from discrimination. Imagine you being free from your flesh. The devil's plans for your life is to put so much burden on ur shoulders, so much that you can't definitely carry on ur own. The only way, or so it may seem, would be to vent out all the anger and hurt, in empty words that have been so intricately designed to hide the hurt inside, just to retaliate on someone else who was only just an innocent by-stander. But God is saying NO today. He's saying Jesus already died for you and its time for you to be free. Enough is enough.
Be free TODAY of anger, malice, rape, child molestation, disease, pain, suffering, back-biting, hate, depression, and loneliness. Common, it's time to stop hiding every hurt. Get off ur beds and try God this time. You may have tried before and gotten discouraged because someone you trusted yet again disappointed you. Yes, even someone that claimed to be a so-called ‘Christian.’ That’s why Christianity is not in the name, but in the heart. Yes, another filthy plan of the devil to get u right back where u started. You gotta get back up again though. Try Him...its not about who has deceived u in the past. It's not about RELIGION. Those people who talk abt 'religion' obviously don't know what they're talking abt! It's all abt YOU, YOU, YOU. Ask urself what u're searching for and pray to your Creator. If u're not sure who your Creator is, tell whoever it is to reveal Himself personally to you and teach you how to recognize His voice.
He's ready for you, but are you ready for Him? Are you ready to LET GO??? I remember when I had to make that decision to let go and let God. If I can do it, then you can do it too. Don't relent...
Song by Kirk Franklin...notes by moi!
Have u ever considered living ur life just for TODAY? Sharing LOVE with the people that matter most to you before it's too late? We have to let things of the past GO...and let things of the future come to us at the perfect time...by living our lives ONE DAY AT A TIME...and enjoying EACH MOMENT like we've never had that moment before...
It's a beautiful saturday morning. Hmmm...today has already started out great, I've got plans to study lectures from this week and silly me, feeling like an interior decorator I'm deciding to take some catalogues and go over to my friend's house and redesign her room. That shd be THE exciting highlight of the day. Lolll...maybe I'll take some pictures of the finished product and post them later...
But for now, this is a song to reflect on while I work on somn new 4 the blog...the place we need to be most of the time, instead of spending the whole day worrying abt nothing, is right there on bended knees...
(The Line has been drawn: Choose)
I finally woke up from a dream to an illusion
From a terrible world to the innocence of man’s heart
I finally realized that that delusion
Encompassed the world of reality from the start
Where the Lines have been so blurred
Man cannot even tell what is right, what is wrong
Where fashionable religions are now preferred
To the proven truth, that is now my soul’s song
The insouciance of mankind
Is really the fetus that nurtures tragedies
When our “reality” becomes so blind
That democracy and fairness is all it now sees
What about the famine, the damnation: this breeding grief
Can’t we all see our brothers & sisters dying from man’s politics?
Let’s not now talk about souls dying just for false relief
From this “oh so perfect world” our minds now depict
Indecisiveness cannot become our mantra
Less we become spewed waste from the mouth of God
We should be either Pro or Contra
Eliminating liberalism in a world so absurd
Please make sure you give your children great names that will make them great in life. Sometimes, people don't understand how bad things could possibly be happening to them, but it cannot be understood at surface level, you have to really look deep into the source. Not that this is the reason for bad things to happen to people, but sometimes bad things happen because people just do not care about the invisible things that control the visible things. People simply do not care to visit their foundations and secure everything in the blood of the Lamb. There's an invisible war constantly taking place between heaven and hell, but we just don't care to know what's really going on. Somewhere else in the bible, it says, "but if the foundations are weak, what can the righteous do?" This means that no matter how good a person may seem to be, if his foundation is bad, this will definitely affect the rest of his life. Is your foundation built on God? Or is it built on idols? Be careful how you lay your foundation, because it will affect your children. Be careful how you name your children and what you profess to them by spoken word, for it will be their life to live...
Titus 2: 11-14 "For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. It teaches us to say "No" to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope—the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for Himself a people that are His very own, eager to do what is good."
Just sharing the fact that it is very possible to say NO to certain things that our peers are involving themselves with. Set yourselves aside and be smart. If you can't be different and you feel like you have to be just like everybody else, even without knowing why, then you're taking away from the very special person God created you to be. You were created to be royal, and not common...