But if we are honest, our walk as Christians often does not reflect this limitless power available to us but rather, we often look at the lives of the disciples and Jesus as the pinnacle of what Christianity could be. A pinnacle we have no right to dare dream of seeing in our lifetimes but that must remain solely on the pages of scripture for our admiration....
And what exactly makes a perfect Valentine's day gift? Is it the price tag written on it that says you are special? And therefore a $300 bouquet of flowers is better than a $30 one? Is it the uniqueness of the gift? Meaning that getting her a tailor made dress is better than the one at Edgars or Woolworths?
I have just nodded in agreement, expressing the same sentiment that "How on earth could someone survive in this environment," but yet in my heart resides a hope that refuses to die-I will not let it. ..
Somehow, insidiously, an inferiority complex had nested itself in my view of myself-I saw myself as missing an element, an elusive component I could not define, that would otherwise lead me to be effective in my role as leader both at home and work. I could conjure up the dream that said I would see exceeding and abundant provision from God, but I did not see myself as capable of taking the necessary steps to get there. In summary, I realised that I thought of myself as not enough-inadequate to meet the demands of either my current situation or the height of my dreams...
But yet, the irony in all of this is to have an amazing marriage, a key cornerstone will be to be good as friends to each other; not just friends but best friends. In the friendzone, this friendship is there; the willingness to accept and love each other unconditionally and the missing part is supposedly "sexual chemistry." Ironically, these besties often do not want to lose their intimate place even when the other finds a good relationship but yet do not want to go out with each other because they are "friends."
Would we sing of the God who parts the Red Sea, had the Israelites not faced an enemy in the rear and in the front? And death stared them in the eye, but God delivered them? Would we talk of Jesus as the healer, if there were never sickness? Would we be talking of a God who heals the lame, the blind and the deaf if these never existed?
I myself remember crying when my Form 4 results were made known to me, and my Shona result was not what I had wanted. I had invested late nights, reading of novels and research to try to get that elusive A. And when it did not come, I was so frustrated. And though the example may seem petty; my point is simply that I can relate to the feeling of a heavy heart from an unfulfilled dream.
So how many of us have watched the Transformers movies, or the cartoons, and the Autobots are in trouble, teteering on the edge of defeat and nigh annihilation when Optimus Prime steps onto the scene, wielding some gambit that makes the Autobots transition from the edge of defeat and onto victory? And we all know... Continue Reading →
Hi, so it is February, and like last year, the pace at which my life is moving is a surprise. I remember I wrote some goals down; 2 year goals, 5, 10, and 30 year goals for where I want my life to go. And it being the first time actually second time to live... Continue Reading →
What would it be like, if we actually realized that Jesus and the devil are not in the same league? #DemonsTremble #LordJesus
It sounds good; it sounds logical and it is coming from someone you value and trust. In fact, other people do it; and it is an implicit tradition that really is not prohibited by the Word of God. Weighed in the scales of common sense, practical wisdom and coming from someone you believe shares the... Continue Reading →
So I found myself lingering My mind fixated on a vision alluring My heart with a bursting passion burning? And the glorious result of it all from my heart refusing to go What if instead of sports in our hearts, it were the women in our lives? That when someone trash-talked them; to their defense... Continue Reading →
Growing up I, like many of my peers, grew up loving cartoons and later on when my age and the realities of my world conspired to allow it movies. I mean, when movies like Spiderman, Batman and Superman where out, my heart would incessantly thud against my then smallish ribcage; excitement surging through each and... Continue Reading →
There is so much that is profound about someone testifying and telling their own story about what the Lord has done. I have myself many times felt intimidated and as if my story was good for me to know and just to experience as God's goodness towards me. Talking or saying something felt like it... Continue Reading →
Having spoken at relative length on the destructive and pernicious nature of sin, it would be unwise to end there; for in many ways that would only inspire fear. Sin is deadly; and it is because of 1 sin alone, the eating of the wrong tree that there is death, sickness, poverty and all the... Continue Reading →
One of the reasons we are so susceptible to sin and why we do not take sin seriously enough is we are not convinced of the consequences of it." In another manner of speaking, we do not treat sin as seriously, definitively and decidedly as we ought to because we don't think it is a big deal and we do not think that we have a lot to lose.
Judges 8:23-27 But Gideon told them, "I will not rule over you, nor will my son rule over you. The Lord will rule over you." And he said, "I do have one request, that each of you give me an earring from your share of the plunder." (It was the custom of the Ishmaelites... Continue Reading →
HiSo I just listened to something that has really rocked me the past few days. It's not like I haven't heard it before but this time for some reason, it sink in. And it has been turning my mind over and over as I have realised that truly Christianity is not complicated. We may debate... Continue Reading →
Hi, I trust you are well and life is good. So today what I will be writing about is more or less a crisis post. This probably will not speak to you if right now you are celebrating and your life has been a roll of testimony upon testimony. This will not be for you... Continue Reading →
Hi. So today I want to talk about the last stronghold that I intended to talk about on this series and yes it is about the will of God. More specifically, the incorrect perception of it that so defines life we have robbed ourselves of enjoying the benefits that come from knowing God. Whenever anything... Continue Reading →
In this penultimate article on strongholds, I intend to talk of relationships. Primarily that between a man and his wife or concerning the sexual attractions that a young man seeking to marry will have prior to getting married and also maybe a little more on those interpersonal ones between friends. Do the following sound familiar... Continue Reading →
Hi...So today I want to share on money,as a stronghold that has gripped the church and the culture as the only possible solution to whatever problems or ills we may be facing. You probably know of someone who goes that little extra for money; who goes all out for the bills and in the process... Continue Reading →
HiSo today like I said earlier, I want to continue on the topic of strongholds, with a bit more on their definition and what in particular our response ought to be if we are going to see lives change and our culture transformed. As the name implies, even ever so slightly-the source of a stronghold... Continue Reading →
Hi.Today I want to introduce a new series and the theme of which comes from the place where Paul writes and says "For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds " (). I am prompted by two main reasons; the first being the strongholds... Continue Reading →