~DeCiMus...& Percentages~


Sometimes I wake up to the sounds of birds chirping to their favorite songs outside my window. Other times I wake up trying desperately to remember the left-over fragments of a very sweet dream. Once in a blue moon, I may wake up drenched in artificial sweat, while finishing up a hot prayer that I already started in my dream...a bad dream...such as the one I had eons ago, where I and a friend opened up a trunk containing some dead white chickens whose feathers had been plucked (story for another day). Note that I had a slight and abnormal fear of birds while growing up! Such is life...

This morning though, the second of the month of July, was unique and different. I woke up with the sound of "Decimus" on the soft edge of my lips. "Decimus, Decimus, Decimus..." This Greek sounding word was not in the context of anything I had done during my entire weekend. Although, I remember studying about the statue of this Roman Emperor in a classical mythology class...I do not think my class had anything to do with my mutterings of his name. Yes, I am currently reading a novel that has names of Greek warriors and their gods, yet none of them told me of the exploits of any man called Decimus. Lol. So, just as at other times, I chose to tap my Father on His shoulders and seek the meaning.

Decimus is a name that has a Latin origin, and it means "a tenth" of something (usually referring to the tenth child).

Human beings have always been fascinated by Mathematics. Earliest records indicate that the women of South Africa counted the frequency of their monthly biological cycles by scratching 28, 29, or 30 lines on a bone or stone (wiki). Likewise, a bone found in the Nile has the earliest known demonstration of ancient Egyptian multiplication.

But why are we so fascinated with math? Because we operate in a mathematical limited world. We count those things we can see with our eyes, and disregard those we cannot see. Even the Word of God has records of numbers because God knows it will help us in our understanding.

But today, I want to introduce to you a God that cannot be defined by the Latin name Decimus. A God who cannot be restricted by the boundaries of mathematics. The length and breadth of His existence cannot be calculated, neither can the measurements of His throne be truly known. He is the beginning and end...time exists in Him because He created it. Also when He gives, He does so in a way that we cannot count...He gives in a type of fullness that cannot even be compared to 100%. He gives in 'abundance.' So today, I choose to remind you about the "fullness" of God...

* In His presence is fullness of Joy (Ps 16:11)
* His voice is full of majesty (Ps 29:4)
* The earth is full of His goodness (Ps 33:5)
* His right hand is full of righteousness (Ps 48:10)
* He is full of compassion and He forgives (Ps 86:15; Ps 111:4)
* The whole earth is full of His glory (Isaiah 6:3)
* The earth is full of His praise (Habakkuk 3:3)
* He is full of grace and truth (John 1:14)
* When the fullness of time came, He sent His Son (Galatians 4:4)

Ask and receive from Him, that your joy may be full, and not limited by fractions, decimals, or percentages (John 16:24). No man can complete you, only God can make you full and whole. Run into the arms of Jesus and not Decimus today...

Image Copyright: Title: Encre L. Marquet, by Grasset Eugene (pariposters.com)

28 comments:

The Life of a Stranger called me said...

I am running Jayce can't you see me. I am running to Him that can only make my Joy complete. I am runing to Him who thinks too much of me.. Yes watch me run as fast as I can, just so that I don't miss out on Him in life. Oh I wish I could run even faster than I am doing right now..

Atutupoyoyo said...

For the word of God is living and 'full' of power, and is sharper than any two-edged sword, cutting through and making a division even of the soul and the spirit, the bones and the muscles, and quick to see the thoughts and purposes of the heart (Hebrews 4:12)

True talk my sister. True talk.

On Maths and symmetry: It is so evident in natural life that you sometimes marvel at the cleanness and completeness of it. You see it in the symmetry of a face, in the perfectly formed axes of the petals of a flower in the polyhedra of a beehive. It is magical and unaccidental.

In short, beautiful post.

Afrobabe said...

Not fair...when I opened it I was first!!!

Another inspiring work love...thank you.

Free-flowing Florida said...

oh no, am not fascinated by maths. my brain shuts up once i see figures. Thank God 4 calculators!!!!!!

Remi, United Kingdom said...

yipeee I'm first 5! lol.. okay let me go and digest and the come back and comment.. Thanks for your comment on my page luv. xx

30+ said...

Beautiful

He is uncontainable and indescribable.

OluwaDee said...

Our God is not limited by anything.

Thanks 4 this words.

U r blessed.

simeon said...

His grace is showered on you right this moment cos you are a blessed and you are a blessing.peace

LG said...

mwaaah love
i really need dis
thanks.

Jarrai said...

Another inspiring post...love it.

darkelcee said...

Beautiful

Happy new month dear!

Remi, United Kingdom said...

okay, I read and then I had to go the gym and then whilst running, I mused over this post and then I came back and then read some more and then I went "WORD"!!!! LOL..

This post makes me think of the song "your throne oh God is forever and ever" Forever and ever and ever - does not bend to the rule of time or any sort of calculation; I mean how does one begin to put that formula together! lol..

Besides, I thank God, that He cannot be defined or measuerd by any sort of calculation because yawah for dey oh. Me and maths eh? nah only God fit separate that fight! :-)))

Thank you for releasing this piece from within you, as usual, it got me to appreciate the father more, in another dimension - Decimus... :-)))
Much luv

Tairebabs said...

very inspirational. Thanks for sharing the word. I said a small prayer.

Jinta said...

i confess that God will make me whole

Jaycee said...

LOASCM...you've got me all excited (goo-goo-gaa)...yes, keep running to Him who has the capacity to make your joy COMPLETE! I want to add also that it's not "how fast" you run, but "how well."

A22...I've always wanted to type those double "2" digits (lol). Now to the koko of the matter..."...cutting through and making a division even of the soul and the spirit, the bones and the muscles..." I've never seen any other thing that can slice the heart and soul of man, than the undefiled WORD of God! Yes, Math is indeed magical...suddenly it makes me wonder: if God is greater than mathematics, what manner of a God is He? Wowww...

Afrobabe...if ur heart was first, I'm sure that's what matters...let me guess, u'll probably smile when u read this...(lol)

FFF...lolllllllllll. Well, good to know that we can't define God by using either Math or mathematical calculators...

30+...yes, He is...

Oluwadee...no, He isn't limited by anything. I'm embracing those blessings right now...(hugs)

Simeon...I think I'm still trying to fabricate a response to ur comment. This past month of June was my "month of grace" so it's amazing that your words confirm that...thanks...:)

LG...He will go above and beyond all that you can ever ask or imagine, so your 'needs' right now will not match the innumerable blessings coming your way... (BTW that was fact and not fiction...it is written in the volumes of His books concerning you).

Jarrai...thanks...how has ur week been so far? May your joy be COMPLETE!

DarkElcee...happy new month toooooo...and it's the start of the second half of the year as well...:)

Remi...hiiii darling! Lolllll...where can we even start with a formular containing "forever"? I guess we won't be able to assign a beginning or an end! Lol.

Tairebabs...u're more than welcome! *Grin*

Jinta...I agree with you...because whatever we agree on (in unity), if it aligns with the word, MUST happen! So yeah...:)

uNWrItten* said...

so true..God has no boundaries..thats why he is God..
enjoy ur weekend babe! muah!

NigerianDramaQueen said...

God. He cannot be quantified or qualified. He is infinite and timeless. I have come to the realization I will never be able to undertand him or his ways-but he is always right. There are no numbers or formula's for him. He is always good. And always faithful.
Gosh you have me about to start a whole post on here! As always, I was blessed by this. Keep inspiring us sweety!!

Sasuke said...

this is a very beautiful post.the exaltations are just impeccable. nice work dear

Debbie said...

This is so lovely, thanks for inspiration.
Yes he is awesome, and exist outside time and when time ceases, he will contiune to exist, he is ageless in comparison.
His ways are past finding out and he keeps surprising us as his ways are not our.

Good work.

Neers said...

maths is mystery, jaycee! and we love one! but heyy, birds chirping on the window early morning is fab! :)


sending love!



oh btw, your wish was my command n i did update! :)

bumight said...

I love love math! and I love seeing it crop up in unexpected places, like the bible! lemme guess that scripture was from the NLT or some real jazzy version like that (not KJV, loL!)

naijalines said...

I'm with FFF on this one. My brain shuts down when I see figures. Except if it's birthdays, lol.

But I always marvel at the order of the universe and the 'infinite-ness' of God.

Parakeet said...

Certainly my first time of hearing the word Decimus. Well done for that little history digging. Once again you have inspired me.

Prettylyf said...

Mornings and dreams are a beautiful thing about this life :)

BlogVille Idol said...

the contestants have their songs up on blogville idol page ..pls run over there to listen to then and pls vote

Anonymous said...

http://chiomamom.blogspot.com/2008/06/your-man-bridesmaid-caught-in-act-day.html

Sha said...

AME sister!! happy new month

Jaycee said...

Unwritten...thanks...:)

Nigeriandramaqueen...I had you abt to start a whole post, and I would have loved reading every bit...when u said God is infinite and timeless, I was already getting carried away by the beauty of those words...

Sasuke...u're welcome dear...

Debbie...God is indeed "ageless" in comparison to time, as you put it..."His ways are past finding out," (I love that phrase).

Neers...yesssss, I just read your post and you got me reflecting on my own Nirvana! Math could be mysterious, but IS solvable! God cannot be solved or calculated! :)

Bumight...lolll...I use NKJV (but I actually summarized some lines in my words). You love seeing Math crop up in unexpected places? Me too...lol.

Naijalines...we can't help but marvel! There shd be a point in everybody's lives where we stop to think abt the Universe, and then about the Mastermind behind the whole creation! Innit?

Parakeet...U're more than welcome...I hope to keep giving more...

Prettylyf...lolll...yessss!

Blogville idol...just posted my vote!

anonymous...lolll...okay. I'm now curious to see what it is...

Sha....Happy new monthhhhh to u too!!! (*big grin*)