Category: Child of God
Your conviction was maddening and your silence was heart wrenching, I could no longer take the suffering.
When you turned your face away from mine distorted with sin, I knew not what to do.
My life was a wreck and then began a game of hide and seek.
You hid, pulling away it seems as I desperately held onto your feet.
I searched for you among religions of ancient and modern civilisations, but find you I did not.
A semblance of you evoked by chants, said to be god in me appeared, but to me a figment of man’s imagination. If the lie as a pill was swallowed, a puffed up ego, a beast I was to be.
A peace of sorts felt was naught but an import from dead emotions, a self convincing fabrication.
After time that felt like eternity but to you merely a blink of the eye, your mercy appeared, as the dawning of a new day.
Your power and peace as mighty warriors I knew from bygone years fought off my captors, teaching my hands to war and delivering me from all my fears.
Once again I developed a lasting hunger for the meat of your Word and an unquenchable thirst for the living waters of your Spirit.
Once again and forevermore, I feel your presence and the warmth of your embrace.
©Deborah E.Nyamekye 16/09/2017
I love the fine things in life. Do you?When something is fine, it means it is of superior quality or appearance. When someone is described as fine it means they are of excellent character or ability.
The finest thing to do in life is to know and commune with Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit. Who can place a charge against you living such a life in Christ? All fines have been paid for! Christ died and with him all that is of the old nature in us died with him.
No amount of make up, beautiful designer clothes, an aura of elegance and superior upbringing can hide flaws in character and attitude. God is concerned about our heart condition before Him and as we receive the transformation and therefore the fineness in personality terms that only He can give, we can then truly manifest as his Ambassadors and our fruit will affirm we are truly His representatives.
There is no life that is without fineness when immersed in the Holy Spirit and responds to the Spirit’s conviction. This fineness is evidenced in the character that manifests the fruit of the spirit and emulates the compassion of Christ in every way.
Therefore brethren, if someone were to ask you “sister/brother what makes you so fine?”, remember to use this as an opportunity to testify “Jesus is the one who makes me fine, for I am crucified with Christ, this life that I live is not my own, I live through the Son of God who died and gave his life for me”.
Have a blessed day
12 When Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he …moved to Capernaum, beside the Sea of Galilee, in the region of Zebulun and Naphtali. 14 This fulfilled what God said through the prophet Isaiah:
15 “In the land of Zebulun and of Naphtali, beside the sea, beyond the Jordan River, in Galilee where so many Gentiles live, 16 the people who sat in darkness have seen a great light. And for those who lived in the land where death casts its shadow, a light has shined.” (Matthew 4:12-16 NLT).
Jesus went to settle in Capernaum and in so doing fulfilled what was spoken by God through the prophet Isaiah, that “…the people who sat in darkness have seen a great light” (Matt. 4:16 NLT).
The people were in darkness in that region but Jesus went to dwell among them, a sign that God in His mercy had seen their desperate situation and sent them the hope of their salvation, the Light of the World in the person of Jesus Christ, the Messiah. From that point on they had a choice to either stay in darkness or choose salvation through accepting Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour.
This dark region reminds us of the darkness in most localities in our world today. But wherever a genuine believer in Jesus resides, worships and serves in ministry they are the Lights in Christ-likeness for people who live in darkness in those places.
Jesus …said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.” (John 8:12 NLT)
Do you know anyone living in “darkness” personally? I mean the unsaved and even believers who know Christ but are discouraged and have backslidden into the dark world.
As we know Jesus did not stay within the four walls of the house he lived in, while in Capernaum or anywhere else, but he always went about doing good (Acts 10:38); healing the sick, delivering the demonised and preaching the good news of the kingdom of God. This is your call and mine too.
14 “You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. 15 No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father. (Matthew 5:14-16 NLT)
I therefore encourage you brothers and sisters, never to hide your light or who you are as followers of Christ wherever you may be, whether at work, school or anywhere you are a minority in terms of your faith. God said to Eli the priest “…I will honor those who honor me, and I will despise those who think lightly of me” (1 Samuel 2:30 NLT)
Someone reading this, you may have areas in your life where you feel there is darkness because there is no clarity, but often confusion and obstacles whichever way you turn.
Remember what David said of the LORD “For you are the fountain of life, the light by which we see” (Psalm 36:9 NLT).
Also according to Psalm 119:105 (NLT), we know “Your (God’s) word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path”.
God is the light by which we see, and His word is a lamp to guide us wherever we go. Based on these truths, and remembering your inheritance as the light of the world in Christ-likeness, determine to meditate on God’s word while in fellowship with the Holy Spirit, in a spirit of praise asking the LORD to illuminate your mind and give you insight into areas of your life where there is a lack of clarity or you discern confusion or “darkness”.
In so doing, you will gain God’s wisdom, knowledge and understanding through His Word and the Holy Spirit. With this insight, you can pray more specifically and exercise your authority more effectively against the kingdom of darkness.
As the saying goes “Prevention is better than cure”, so let us always conduct ourselves and pray in the aforementioned manner and not wait until we are in dire straits, or at our wits end to begin to do so. This is because while at times we may think we see clearly, we actually don’t and it is after we are afflicted that we wish we had waited on the Lord before taking action or moving forward.
You are blessed, determine to stay blessed.
©Deborah E. Nyamekye 7/12/2015
Hello! What a privilege to be called a child of God! May many come to know God as their Father and enjoy all the natural and spiritual blessings He offers in Jesus’ name. Have a blessed day Deborah 💝