Where is the love?

Just when I was about to rest from the day’s activities, I heard people raise their voices.
I got closer to know what was happening.
It was the members of a deliverance ministry close by.
The owner of the ministry shouted at how people accused her of using charms in her ministry and all what not.

It was not the accusations that bothered me but the reaction to them.
I watched with dismay as the woman shouted, ” all those who accuse me of using charms, they will die one by one”
One of her church members shouted, amen, adding that they will go to their burials and eat rice while she danced.

Jesus Christ! I could not believe this.
What happened to the love Jesus preached, even to our enemies.

Sometimes, I wonder what our fate would have been if Jesus reacted same way every time we sinned. The world must have been wiped away.

The above scenario is not different from the woman who rained curses on someone whom she said was making work difficult for a cleaner by leaving faecal matter at the wrong place.

I am not saying the offenders should go on with their act but how do we who claim we are Christians,  let alone a minister or a pastor if we cannot live as Jesus whom we preach, lived.

It makes my heart bleed when curses rain without resistance from our mouths.
Condemn the wrongs, yes, but let God judge the supposed wrongdoers.
We bless, even when persecuted. It is never easy but it is a cross we must carry to follow Him.

Maybe, when next you want to curse that brethren, even with the common, “it shall not be well with you”, think about what out fate would have been if Jesus reacted same way to our sins.

Lest we forget, He died for us while we were yet sinners ROM 5:8.

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When I glow, there is a name involved.

Can I talk with you all night
Because you make me feel alright

When the darkness seems to come upon me
With your touch, you enlighten me

In the fury of my disastrous wrath
You remind me of my worth

Do you not ever get angry
Because I wonder if you are never hurt really

When I am down, you are there
To lift me up, you are always near

What if between us, there was a wall
Would life make any meaning at all

Some say what we do is just a game
I laugh because they do not understand the name

Just like Trin-i-tee sings
As the music rings

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They say true love is gone
But when You smile, I know they are wrong

It is more than just a feeling
Your closeness is more each morning

It is always awesome whenever I invite Him
It is very real, not like a dream

I invite you my dear friend
To this joy that has no end

To the beauty of His glorious salvation
By which you are His chosen generation

Come, my brother
Come, my sister

For with Him, you will know no regrets
But life full of joy and peace which His Holy Spirit in you begets.

To you, I say come
It is the name, LOVE, which I bring you
That which benefits you is all I care
Do not take this relationship for granted
It is God whom I tell you about
It is Jesus Christ His only begotten Son that I remind you of
It is the Holy Spirit, your greatest companion who wants you to listen.
He loves you more than you can ever imagine .
God is Love.
Shalom, my friends.

I lived, I loved.

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As the sermon went on, the above image came to my mind.  Forgive my horrible artistry ,just get the message…lol.

The area labeled “a” represents our families, colleagues, co-workers,friends,neighbors,etc.

The area labeled “b” represents heights or rather achievements, qualifications, etc

I asked myself, what do I want to be remembered for when I’m gone?
Is it the “b” or how much I smiled at my neighbor and made them see the beauty of life?

Let us try and live life loving “a” and “b” will be added in its quantum.
Roman13:9.

In loving memory of a dear friend….Emele Obinna Henry who saw the beauty of life and radiated it to all and sundry that crossed his path.

My today’s story-Goals

I sincerely hope you benefit from what I have to share about my experience today.

 

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During the past few days, a lot happened so fast that I decided to give myself a break.

While the break lingered, I realized I was only drowning in laziness with high doses of undecisiveness on what next to do or how to go about my day.

I said to myself, “for how long do I continue this way?” Besides, I got scared knowing that i battled with the state of grace.

Today, as usual, not waking up from the wrong side of my bed, I set out for my usual routine. When I was done, the undecisiveness set in with absolute confusion on what to do and what not to do to be productive.

Not being clear, I stretched out forgoing whatever I thought and watched movies instead, then entered a deep slumber.

Late in the afternoon, I made a spontaneous decision to go to my house of prayer along with my favorite companions…”book and pen”, to write down my goals in life, as I read in books, the things I want to achieve and all what not hoping it will help me out of my disturbed state.

Well, it happened that as I meditated in the chapel, I asked myself a few questions following my study of Zech 2.

Why do I want to set a goal?

What if I don’t achieve it/them?

The passage stated above made me understand that any goal i set, is based on my earthly limits. That I have been promised that God will be a wall of fire surrounding me to protect me because the contents within me are immeasurable neither will can they be contained within walls(boundaries or limited goals).

Also, if I don’t achieve my set goal, does that mean I didn’t live a fulfilled life?

This is the goal that matters…

Each day, achieve the goal of smiling at your neighbour, spending time with family and loved ones, giving heed to neighbour’s pains, having words of comfort and forgiveness for all, making others feel that they matter.

I also understood that I may set goals, focus on achieving them and then miss out on the more important things in life which brings true happiness, part of which lies in bringing happiness to my neighbours and loved ones…..This is the goal that matters and it gives a fulfilled life each day such that whenever I am gone, I can smile ¬†down to myself and say “well done”.

My duty is to ask for the grace to achieve this daily goal that I may give the world what He has given me…LOVE, then every other thing…..riches, best job, all best things shall be added as “spices to the main dish”.

P.S Feel free to tell me what you think. I would really appreciate. Thank you.

Sometimes, its about Us

On that typical day, we all anticipated a near-cruise journey of a few hours to and fro Anambra. Well, its said…”man proposes,God disposes”
The forward journey was somewhat a trial that we thought of forfeiting the burial we were attending. Well, we crossed the hurdle only to be met by a worse situation during the return journey. The bus we boarded was no where near road-worthy but i wonder how we managed to remain faithful passengers….ranging from the numerous stops every 15mins to top up water, to the steaming heat we endured during each episode, to the cutting of fan belt in a no-go-area. It was the actual description of hell-of-a-journey.

Enduring the steaming heat with each episode...#survivalstrategy¬†Enduring the steaming heat with each episode…#survivalstrategy

During one of the “nightmares” on the return journey, the longest stop actually, something happened. A speeding vehicle didn’t notice the puppy crossing the road. Suddenly, the dog was hit by the bus. We got closer to the scene to see the dog battling not to give in to death with its last strength. It struggled until it couldn’t no more. As i watched keenly as the dog stretched into a lateral lying posture, uncontrollable tears streamed from my lacrimals. As if that was not enough, another speeding vehicle ran over it. I let out a loud shrill refusing to look on, then secluded myself from the scene to continue weeping.
The very thing being that i am among those that hate dogs to the marrows since after my encounter of being bitten by one….they scare the hell out of me, i didn’t believe i could be moved let alone cry uncontrollably for a much detested dog while others made jest of how stupid or whatever it was.
I just realized that sometimes, its not about who or what may have offended us that we’ve sworn not to forgive. Sometimes, its about us to let go because deep within us, there is some love left but we are afraid of what may become of us if we let go without any form of revenge.
There is almost always light at the end of the tunnel….why not try letting go. #loveconquerethallthings

Peace people.