Day: January 19, 2017
The Warrior & his Weapon
James Naughtie, BBC Journalist reported on 7th January that Donald Trump’s “weapon of choice, forged for him like a legendary warrior’s sword in the furnace of the new technology, is Twitter”I take this opportunity to remind us, Remnants, Warriors of the Most High God that the “Sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God” is our “Sharper than a two-edged sword” weapon of choice, flawless as
“6..silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.” (Psa.12:6 KJV)
in addition, I decree and declare that
“no weapon turned against you will succeed. You will silence every voice raised up to accuse you. These benefits are enjoyed by the servants of the LORD; their vindication will come from me. I, the LORD, have spoken!” (Isaiah 54:17 NLT)
In Jesus’ Mighty Name Amen!!
“…I cannot keep silent”: A literary sounding board for the masses
Saturday 15th January 2017 was Martin Luther King’s birthday and 16th January 2017 was celebrated across America as a national holiday in his honour (annually the third Monday in January).
I have felt compelled to think of what he said in relation to an aspect of my call to write that has come to the fore. He said
“History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamour of the bad people but the appalling silence of the good people”
I thank God that by His ability, I can say
“My Heart is beating wildly, I cannot keep silent..”(Jer.4:19 ESV)
As well as writing biblically based inspirational teachings, devotionals and poetry, I also feel mandated to explore through writing every aspect of human life; the human mind, emotions, attitude, everyday life and interpersonal relationships which include racial and international relations and man’s relationship with Jesus/God and His with us. All from a Christ-filled perspective or by Holy Spirit inspiration.
This may be through either a reflection, a poem, an exhortation or actual prophetic words I discern God is giving me to impart.
Writing and speaking on behalf of the hopeless, oppressed and suffering due to their nationality, race, culture, social (marriage, workplace …) or economic status or situation is a calling that is coming to the fore in my life more than ever before. Here, I am compelled to focus on writing.
There are many who, despite having the opportunities before and around them, just don’t have the inner strength or ability to take hold of these opportunities so as to advance and live productive lives. Why? this is because of the spiritual, verbal and physical abuse or affliction that are like daggers and blows received from either one or more of the following: family, community, society or nation.
They are as the walking dead, the paralysed, maimed or gagged. They need physical “intercessors”; someone to come alongside them to encourage and exhort them or even take their hand and walk them through the pathway of healing and recovery. They need prayer warriors who will pray for their healing and recovery so as to live productive lives. They also need people who will be their spokes people, highlighters of their plight, to defend them and uphold their rights. These people are their “voice” because on their own no one will listen. This “voice” can be through actual speech but also writing.
Writing to me is as
– speech, a power that can soothe, heal and ignite hope. An art form of insight that can serve to throw a rope to those in need of liberation, the discouraged and bound.
-a trumpet sound to bring awareness to the plight of those in the abyss of despair or living as though in doldrums with wings clipped or broken.
-a shofar by predestined decree to release a prophetic sound in this hour using poetry, prose, words of exhortation, motivation and counsel for the uplifting, warning and enlightening of humanity.
With written words as speech, my hope is to allow God to use me as His instrument to open the window blinds of injustices, inequalities and abuse allowing the ink of expression therein to pull out compassion embedded in the entrails of many a man.
In addition my hope is to be an inspirer, exhorter or encourager to the hopeless, depressed and oppressed so that they would find their predestined purpose or calling on earth for the sake of humanity as a whole.
The Write Life Story:
Man is his brother’s keeper,
created to love as he
craves to be loved,
to care as he desires
to be cared for.
If by my obedience to serve
with the pen others are awakened
to serve society productively and
acquire the zeal of inter-connectivity,
working for a world void of
injustice and inequality,
then to my joy their works
become the invisible
pages in my life’s
©Deborah E. Nyamekye 10/10/2016
Let’s pray for a world where equality and inclusivity of all, regardless of nationality, religion, race or culture, reign and are expressions of the genuine love of God in whose image we are all created.
Let us resolve to make a difference.
“My anguish, my anguish!
I writhe in pain! My heart is beating wildly; I cannot keep silent, for I hear the sound of the trumpet, the alarm of war.” (Jeremiah 4:19 ESV)
Deborah E Nyamekye
In Obedience is Blessedness like no other
“27…a woman in the crowd raised her voice and said, “Blessed is the womb that bore You, and blessed are the breasts that nursed You.”
28But He replied, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.” (Luke 11:28 Berean Study Bible)
Jesus did not say “thank you” to the woman’s open praises of his mother for giving birth to him, instead he changed the subject immediately and used the time as an opportunity to teach and counsel for the benefit of the listeners.
This is an indication that while Jesus knew his mother Mary was blessed, praises directed at him and his mother on a human level were not of importance to him. To accomplish his mission on earth was His number one priority and this was confirmed in his response when he diverted attention from himself and his mother and placed it on a person’s relationship with God. The point Jesus was making is in his manner of response which was as follows:
“Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.”
He was saying that the reward of obedience to God is blessedness. This blessedness is of a value that far out ways the blessedness of his mother who bore him.
Brethren, in likeness to Christ, whatever we do in service to God which causes people to praise us, our mothers or families should not compel us to loose our focus on our mission or the message which is intended to bring multitudes to Christ or change lives for the glory of God. We should rather seize such opportunities as any other to glorify God in whatever manner befits the occasion as Jesus did in this account.
Poem: Obey God
not by mere acts of motion, but out of love for Him in every situation.
not out of trembling fear but out of reverential fear of God.
not partially but completely, void of the force of the rod.
so that as an overcomer from strife, He shall call you blessed and give you the crown of life.
©January2017 Deborah E. Nyamekye
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