Friday, June 21, 2013

Getting High

I spent some time getting high this week. It's been a while since I prostrated before the Lord through fasting and prayer.  This was a one day affair and It was awesome....I feel so refreshed and rejuvenated in my Spirit. I was pressing for Higher dimensions in my spiritual life and praising God for all He has done for me. The Hymn below sums it up for me.

                                       Higher Ground (Charles Gabriel)

I’m pressing on the upward way,
New heights I’m gaining every day;
Still praying as I’m onward bound,
“Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.”

Lord, lift me up and let me stand,
By faith, on Heaven’s tableland,
A higher plane than I have found;
Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.

My heart has no desire to stay
Where doubts arise and fears dismay;
Though some may dwell where those abound,
My prayer, my aim, is higher ground.

I want to live above the world,
Though Satan’s darts at me are hurled;
For faith has caught the joyful sound,
The song of saints on higher ground.

I want to scale the utmost height
And catch a gleam of glory bright;
But still I’ll pray till heav’n I’ve found,
“Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.”

My Prayer
Lord plant my feet HIGHER, Hiiiya,  HiiiiiiiYah Jesus.  Take me higher in my walk, higher in my praise, higher in the fruits of your Spirit. Another plain another level in your presence, Is my prayer In Jesus Name....AMEN.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Fill My Cup Lord

Like the woman at the well, I was seeking
For things that could not satisfy.
And then I heard my Savior speaking—
“Draw from My well that never shall run dry.”

Fill my cup, Lord;
I lift it up Lord;
Come and quench this thirsting of my soul.
Bread of Heaven, feed me till I want no more.
Fill my cup, fill it up and make me whole.

There are millions in this world who are seeking
For pleasures earthly goods afford.
But none can match the wondrous treasure
That I find in Jesus Christ my Lord.

Fill my cup, Lord;
I lift it up Lord;
Come and quench this thirsting of my soul.
Bread of Heaven, feed me till I want no more.
Fill my cup, fill it up and make me whole.

So my brother if the things that this world gives you
Leave hungers that won’t pass away,
My blessed Lord will come and save you
If you kneel to Him and humbly pray—

Fill my cup, Lord;
I lift it up Lord;
Come and quench this thirsting of my soul.
Bread of Heaven, feed me till I want no more.
Fill my cup, fill it up and make me whole.

Author: Richard Eugene Blanchard, Sr.(1925 – April 19, 2004)

Friday, June 14, 2013

Let Go and Let God

I am so overwhelmed to know that God delights in uncommon, illogical, supernatural manifestation of His power, sovereignty and divinity.  God's ideal does not need to make logical human sense.

Below are a few biblical examples of God defying every human logic/reasoning:

Exodus 15:22-25
Then Moses made Israel set out from the Red Sea, and they went into the wilderness of Shur. They went three days in the wilderness and found no water.
 When they came to Marah, they could not drink the water of Marah because it was bitter; therefore it was named Marah.
And the people grumbled against Moses, saying, “What shall we drink?” And he cried to the Lord, and the Lord showed him a log, and he threw it into the water, and the water became sweet.

Human thinking/reasoning: This water is bitter!! How can a log make this water drinkable? this log is not sugar?! If anything, it may make things even worse.
Our Sovereign and Omnipotent God AnswersRead Job 38-40.

Genesis 41:38-43
Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, Inasmuch as God has shown you all this, there is no one as discerning and wise as you.  You shall be over my house, and all my people shall be ruled according to your word; only in regard to the throne will I be greater than you.  And Pharaoh said to Joseph, See, I have set you over all the land of EgyptThen Pharaoh took his signet ring off his hand and put it on Joseph’s hand; and he clothed him in garments of fine linen and put a gold chain around his neck. And he had him ride in the second chariot which he had; and they cried out before him, “Bow the knee!” So he set him over all the land of Egypt.

Human thinking/reasoning: It is Impossible for an Israelite, slave and ex-prisoner, to become a ruler in Egypt, second in command to an Egyptian King. No one would want such an individual with such a past history to rule their people or rise to prominence in their kingdom.
Our Sovereign and Omnipotent God AnswersRead Luke 1:50-52 and Luke 18:27

John 9:6-7
When He had said these things, He spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva; and He anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay. And He said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam (which is translated, Sent). So he went and washed, and came back seeing.

Human thinking/reasoning:  Spit and mud is gross. Why couldn't he just speak and command healing like he did for so many before?
Our Sovereign and Omnipotent God Answers: Read Romans 11:33

Matthew 14:17-20

 And they said to Him, “We have here only five loaves and two fish.”18 He said, “Bring them here to Me.” 19 Then He commanded the multitudes to sit down on the grass. And He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed and broke and gave the loaves to the disciples; and the disciples gave to the multitudes. 20 So they all ate and were filled, and they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments that remained.

Human thinking/reasoning: There is no way we can feed all these people with just two fish and five loaves.  These people can just go to their homes and eat. We don't need to feed them. We should eat these loaves and fishes ourselves after all we are the ones ministering to them all day we deserve it.
Our Sovereign and Omnipotent God Answers: Read Ephesians 3:20 and Luke 6:38

Whatever it is that God want's to do in our lives, let us let go of our own understing, calculations, timelines so that we can Trust and Obey Gods instructions and directions. God's way is exciting, fun, always a blow your mind experience. Everything God does, He does it Best.

1Corinthians 2:9
But as it is written:
“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard,
Nor have entered into the heart of man
The things which God has prepared for those who love Him

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Jesus Is My All

Jesus Is All The World To Me

Lyrics: Will L. Thompson

Jesus is all the world to me:
  My life, my joy, my all.
He is my strength from day to day;
  Without Him I would fall.
When I am sad, to Him I go;
No other one can cheer me so.
When I am sad, He makes me glad;
  He’s my Friend.

Jesus is all the world to me,
  My Friend in trials sore.
I go to Him for blessings, and
  He gives them o’er and o’er.
He sends the sunshine and the rain;
He sends the harvest’s golden grain:
Sunshine and rain, harvest of grain—
  He’s my Friend.

Jesus is all the world to me,
  And true to Him I’ll be.
Oh, how could I this Friend deny
  When He’s so true to me?
Following Him I know I’m right;
He watches o’er me day and night.
Following Him by day and night,
  He’s my Friend.

Jesus is all the world to me,
  I want no better friend.
I trust Him now; I’ll trust Him when
  Life’s fleeting days shall end.
Beautiful life with such a Friend;
Beautiful life that has no end!
Eternal life, eternal joy,
  He’s my Friend.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Of Brotherly Love

I met my brother in 2007 at church.  I remember during the greeting time when everyone welcomed and greeted each other, he stood by the entrance door observing everyone with a smile just taking everything in.  He had introduced himself to the congregation earlier during or visitors welcome and where he was from. 

After service, as we were driving home, I saw him walking towards the metro station all alone and I felt the need to stop and offer him a ride.

We stopped and offered him a ride but on the way we extended an invitation to stop by our home for lunch first which he accepted. Subsequently we hosted my brother after service each week until it was time for him to return to his homeland across the seas on another continent.

We had such a good time fellowshipping after church each week. We ate, sang, laughed shared stories of life experiences, laughed some more, took pictures and had a great time.  Coming down to the end of his stay, my brother, a very talented and educated artist sketched and beautifully framed a picture he took of me. He wrote an inspiring poem and scripture on the back.  To this day it is proudly displayed when you walk in my home.

My brother returned in 2008 and though we didn't get to connect until almost the end when it was a few days for his return, we caught up anyhow and we were delighted to meet again.

My brother and I have kept in touch ever since our initial meeting.  The bond we shared was so innocent, pure, respectful, honest, kind so much so that I was completely unguarded and myself in our interactions.

There was a voice that spoke to me recently that said open your eyes, open your ears, open your heart.  I have been and I'm learning so much about myself in the process.  I hope and pray that  our friendship will extend for a lifetime in the way that only God designs, sanctions and blesses.

My friend and brother is so kind hearted, giving, compassionate, loving, unselfish,  in tune with his emotions amongst other things.

Lord you know all things and understand all things.  Bless our friendship and make a way for us to be reunited again in person. Thank you for allowing us to cross paths. Let us continue to grow in your grace, strength, example and beauty.  Bless my brother in ways that he needs you the most, elevate him in all the virtues of your spirit. Let your favor surround him, In Jesus Name I pray.