Why Do We Run and Hide from God?

This is a guest post from SUMESHNEE REDDY

When life is good and I am able to make good and healthy choices, I rejoice with God in this, and believe He is patting my back, saying “Well done!” However, when I make a mistake or mess up, I tend to not go to God with it. I run. I tend to be like Adam and Eve, who hid away from God, or like Cain who left the presence of God to settle elsewhere. (Genesis 3:9-10 & Genesis 4:16) Why do we do this? Why do we run?

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God never leaves us nor forsakes us. (Hebrews 13:5 NIV)

He does not move away from us.

He is not embarrassed of us and we do not get demoted to be his step-kids because we made a few mistakes or dumb choices. Yet how many of us do this? We say things like “God, I can’t feel your presence!” or “God, where are you?” Unfortunately, when we condemn ourselves or feel guilt, we tend to step out of the word and good fellowship. We isolate ourselves and run away from the one who wants nothing more than to embrace us and say, “It’s going to be ok; I love you, I am here. I am not going anywhere.”

Looking at the life of Moses, who murdered an Egyptian, the fact is God still sought him out and worked through him, a murderer. (Exodus 3:4 NIV)

God found Moses, even when Moses was not seeking the Lord. God always goes looking for his lost sheep. He is after all, the good shepherd. (John 10:11-12 NIV)

God does not see the outward appearance but rather, He looks at the heart. Even though our hearts may try to condemn us, God never does.  For if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things (1 John 3:20 NKJV)

There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:1 NKJV). I have been learning this, daily. There are certain areas, where I struggle to ‘let go’ and trust God. There are certain things, that I have a ‘messiah complex’ about, and believe I am going to save the world.

Yet Jesus gently ministers even to my hardened heart saying, “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am [f]gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28 NKJV)

Jesus in essence is saying, “Dude, you cannot carry that. You can try to, but its like swimming with a stone tied around your neck. It’s going to drag you down and try to drown you.”

Jesus wants to remove that ‘thing’ that’s trying to drag you down and He wants to give you his peace instead.

He wants to carry it and he wants you to just stay beside him. Some of us respond to this like, “Nah, Jesus, I got this!” Jesus, always the gentleman, steps aside. “Ok.”

We run away, because we get overwhelmed by the trials and afflictions. Yet the word reminds us, Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the Lord delivers him out of them all. (Psalm 34:19 NKJV). We hide from God, because we don’t realize who we are, and that we are righteous in Him. We look at our carnal nature, and at our sin, rather than looking at our born-again spirit and our righteousness.

Jesus did not come to judge us, but to show us that we need relationship with God.

For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. (John 3:17 NKJV)

Silly and small things can sometimes distract us. Yet sometimes we are in very serious and dire situations, where the need is greater than us. That is exactly when you need to turn to Jesus. The need will not be met in you and your efforts but only through His grace, His love and His unending provision.

And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” (2 Corinthians 12:9 NKJV)

Something I have told myself numerous times and I want to gently remind you of this now…resign from your messiah complex, trust God and see what He will do.

Not only will He carry the burden for you, so you don’t have to run, but with His other hand, He will gently hold yours and show you the way.

Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, 7 casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. (1 Peter 5:6-7 NKJV)

Pride frustrates the grace of God, while humility allows grace to operate, fully and completely.

Jesus brought grace. Jesus is grace. So, we need not live like Adam and Eve anymore, in fear and shame. Jesus took away the guilt and shame and brought freedom. So, the next time we encounter those scratchy things or fears, we can boldly remind ourselves who we are and instead of running away and hiding, we can boldly approach the throne of our Father, as He patiently is always waiting for us to do so. Don’t run away.

Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. (Hebrews 4:16 NKJV)

We are humans and vulnerable to sin. Nobody is perfect, but the most important thing is that immediately we sin, ask for forgiveness from the throne of grace and don’t run away.

Rebuilding Our Relationship with God

Originally posted by Joshua Reid.

We all go through seasons in our lives when we have to focus on rebuilding our relationship with God. If this is you, here’s what the Bible tells us to do.

C.S. Lewis once said that “You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” How does our relationship with God grow when we stumble?

According to Proverbs 3:5-6 (NKJV), “5.  Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.”

As this scripture says, we are to trust in the Lord with everything we have, acknowledging who He is and He, in turn, will direct our paths.

When we stumble in our relationship with God and acknowledge our transgression against Him, He picks us up again and starts anew, like a child on a bike.

As heirs of God through Jesus Christ, we are called to be set apart from the world around us and renew our minds.

Our relationship with God stems from our obedience to Him and our desire to bring glory to His Name, but can we do this when we are giving into our earthly desires?

Galatians 5:16-17 (NKJV) says, “16. I say then, ‘Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. 17. For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish.”

We are called to walk in the Spirit and as such, with the Spirit’s guidance, our relationship with God continues forward.

However, like little children, we sometimes need the Holy Spirit to hold our hand and guide us in the right direction. As Christians, if we want to rebuild our relationship with God, we sometimes have to go back to our child-like mindset of putting our trust into our Heavenly Father.

In the Gospels, Jesus talks about little children in regard to faith and humility and in the Gospel of Matthew, we see this is Matthew 18:4.

So, how do we as Christians learn to rebuild our relationship with God?

Through my own experiences, I’ve come to recognize a couple of lessons about rebuilding my relationship with God.

1). Learning to Humble Myself Before God

James 4:10 (NKJV) says, “10. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.”

Learning to humble myself before God is not an easy task because of my own desire to do what I please and I’ve noticed how this affects my understanding of God and my relationship with Him.

However, through an understanding of what it means to be humble, I learned to rebuild my relationship with God by trusting Him and humbling myself.

By humbling ourselves before God, we acknowledge that He is the person we should put our focus on.

2). Stopping and Listening for God’s direction

In order for us to rebuild our relationship with God, it requires us to stop and listen for God’s direction.

In life, we can become so busy that we neglect to spend time in God’s Word and cultivating that intimacy with Him that we need for spiritual nourishment.

Psalms 46:10 (NKJV) says, “10. Be Still and Know I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”

When we learn to stop and listen to God’s voice, we can understand more about who He is and what He wants from us: to exalt His name among the nations.

3). Cultivating the relationship is Not Easy

As stated before, rebuilding our relationship with God isn’t going to be easy. When we let ourselves become fixated on the desires of the world instead of God, we stumble but we get back up and try again.

When we seek to rebuild our relationship with God, we have to first ask ourselves: Are we rebuilding our relationship with God in order to bring Him glory?

C.S. Lewis stated, “Man is to be understood only in his relationship with God.”

As Christians, we should learn not just from these lessons but from the ones in our own relationship with God.

The understanding of our relationship with God stems from who we are as Christians, even more as human beings. If we are to rebuild our relationship with God, we might have to begin as little children, trusting our Heavenly Father and the Spirit to guide us in the direction He has called for us.

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The Truth: Hurts But Heals

They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen” (Romans 1:25).

There is definitely some truth in the old saying, “The truth hurts.” We can all empathize with those moments when a truth becomes so obvious that it makes our stomach drop as if we were plummeting down a hill on a roller coaster. There are those moments when someone points out a character flaw that you were blind to, or those times when it becomes glaringly obvious that you made a mistake and you owe someone an apology. Personally, my least favorite “truth moments” are those times when I have been holding firmly to an argument only to realize that I was completely wrong.

Yes the truth hurts, but, more importantly, the truth heals. In all of the situations I just mentioned above, is the truth not the ideal answer? Even though it means that someone might be wrong or someone needs to apologize, isn’t it better than the alternative of living out the pain and destruction of a lie? I for one do not always react favorably when someone points out a truth in my life, but I always end up being grateful for it. The permanent pain of living a lie is far worse than the temporary pain of facing a truth. The truth heals, and pain almost always accompanies healing.

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My dad is one of the most loved and respected people I ever know, but he is not shy about pointing out the truth. I would often go to him for advice when I have a problem about life or understanding some events in the bible. Every time I speak to my dad I will be hoping he tells me how right I am even when am wrong. I have no recall one time where he did that. In fact, it will be the opposite. He will often provide no response to my attempts to vilify the other person, and he will spend most of his time trying to open my eyes to where I have been wrong.

I remember often getting frustrated with my dad during these conversations. On the outside, I would respectfully nod my head and try to listen. On the inside, I remember thinking, “How does she not see that I am right and the other party is wrong!?” I would often leave the house disappointed that I did not get what I wanted, but the truth of his words would always sink in eventually. Whether it was an hour or a week after I walked out the door, I would heed his words. I would go apologize to everyone i offended or whatever wronged i did, which often led to reconciliation and a greater peace in my life.

I would call my dad for an affirmation of MY TRUTH, not seeking out THE TRUTH. Luckily for me, my dad will be willing to risk a little pain and discomfort by telling me the truth, because he knows that the truth would heal me. It is so easy to take the same approach with God. We can read the bible and skip over the parts we don’t like, or go to church on Sundays and only receive the words from the preacher that we are comfortable with. We may not say it, but we think things like, “God’s favour and blessings sound great, but that whole thing about picking up my cross to follow Him sounds painful.” We can try to affirm OUR TRUTH rather than seeking out THE TRUTH, and the word says that “THE TRUTH shall set you free” (John 8:32).

Jesus is the way, THE TRUTH, and the life. Only He can convict us of our sin, while at the same time offering us love, forgiveness and grace to cover it. One encounter with Him can bring us to our knees in shame and also leave us completely full of joy. Jesus loved us too much not to convict us our sin, but He also loved us too much to let us suffer in our sin.  What truth are you exchanging for a lie, because the truth seems too painful to face? What is the Holy Spirit convicting you of that you’re pretending not to hear? Be courageous! Step into that truth, and let the healing take place!

Let God’s Amazing Grace Make Your Life Easier: Your Everyday Remedy

The key to having abundant life in Christ is living by God’s grace through faith. Because grace is His power working in us, enabling us to do whatever we need to do in life.

When we try to do everything in our own strength and leave God out of the equation, we just get worn-out and frustrated by our mistakes and failures. But when we lean on God, we actually enter into His rest and can enjoy our lives, no matter what our circumstances may be.

Hebrews 4:9-11 says, So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God, for whoever has entered God’s rest has also rested from his works as God did from his. Let us therefore strive to enter that rest…

Now the rest of God is not a rest from work—it’s a rest in work. It’s partnering with God to do what He is calling you to do by His grace, and leaving the part you can’t do in His hands, trusting Him to do it. Hebrews 4:3 says it this way: For we who have believed enter that rest… So we start by believing.

Trying vs. Trusting

When I’m trying to believe, I haven’t entered God’s rest. But when I do believe, I have complete rest in Him. Living by faith is not a struggle—it’s rest. And you can enter into God’s rest in every area of your life.

I’ve discovered that the stress in my life is caused by the way I approach my circumstances and the attitude I have toward them. It was a turning point for me when I realized that the world will probably never change, but I could learn how to change the way I go about handling situations that are challenging.

One key to this is knowing that as believers in Christ, we are partners with God—we have a part, and He has a part in everything He calls us to do. When we don’t do the part we can do and we try to do His part instead, that’s when we live stressed-out with worry, fear, anxiety, frustration, no peace and no joy.

The reason this happens sometimes is because we think God needs our help. We meditate on the problem—rolling it over and over in our mind, worrying, trying to figure out how things should work out. It’s like we’re telling God, “I kind of think You need my help, and I’m not sure You can take care of this situation, Lord.”

We need to realize that worrying is useless! It’s like sitting in a rocking chair, rocking all day, wearing yourself out and getting nowhere. Trusting God means we give up worrying, reasoning, and anxiety and we enter into His rest with simple childlike faith—we live by grace through faith!

Receiving what we DON’T deserve!

If you have never read Isaiah 61, please stop and read that chapter. It is incredible!

Isaiah 61 is a prophecy that pointed to the coming Messiah, and all of the things that were going to happen when the Messiah came. Repeatedly in Isaiah 61, we read that instead of getting “X” (what we truly deserve), we are going to receive “Y” (some measure of complete mercy and favor from the Lord) when the Messiah comes. Here are some examples to illustrate what I am talking about:

1. Instead of ashes, we receive a crown of beauty (Isaiah 61:3 NIV)

2. Instead of mourning, we receive the oil of joy (Isaiah 61:3 NIV)

3. Instead of despair, we receive a garment of praise (Isaiah 61:3 NIV)

4. Instead of shame, we receive a double portion (Isaiah 61:7 NIV)

5. Instead of disgrace, we receive a joyful inheritance (Isaiah 61:7 NIV)

Every single day, people ask me in passing, “How are you?” The common response is, “I’m great,” or “I’m fine.” I have recently come across several Christians who like to put a little twist on this common American greeting and respond with, “I’m better than I deserve!” What an incredibly true statement within the context of Isaiah 61!

What we truly deserve from God is to be cut off. We deserve a crown of ashes, mourning, despair, shame and disgrace. However, our God does not think like we think, and He does not see us the way that we see ourselves. He does not choose to look at us and see our sins. He doesn’t treat us according to the punishments that our sins should warrant. Instead, He chooses to look at us and see our value. He sees all the potential still in us to live exactly as He created us to live. So, instead of getting those things we think we deserve, He provides beauty, joy, praise and favor. He provides an inheritance greater than anything we can imagine!

Our God is so good!

I know that sounds cliché and simple. Sometimes, I think that as followers of Christ, we miss the power in that simple statement. Our God is good! He longs to reach out and show His presence in real and tangible ways. He longs to help the blind see, to bind up the broken-hearted, to set captives free, and to proclaim good news to the poor (Luke 4:18 NIV). If you don’t believe that then just turn to the gospels and read about all of the things that Jesus spent a good portion of His time doing; healing the sick, proclaiming the good news, and bringing hope to people who were down and out.

In reference to receiving healing and tangible blessings from God, I once heard someone say, “But my God doesn’t owe me that.” That person was absolutely right! Our God does not owe us any heavenly or earthly blessings. However, our God did not owe us salvation either. Yet, the Bible says that He came and offered us that free gift when we LEAST deserved it (Romans 5:8 NIV).

Of course our God does not owe us physical healing. Of course He does not owe us provision. God doesn’t even owe us breath in our lungs. However, as the life of Jesus clearly indicates, He longs to present us these gifts anyway. Jesus still healed the sick, even when they were sinners (John 5:5-14). He still multiplied fish and loaves to feed people who would later walk away from Him when His teachings became too much to handle (John 6).

He still raised people from the dead and put breath back in their lungs (John 11).

I am not saying that this grace gives us license to do whatever we want! God’s relentless grace was meant to be a beckoning call to repentance. The Bible says that it is God’s goodness that leads us to repentance (Romans 2:4 KJV). Receiving His undeniable goodness when we are in a place of rebellion to His will makes us drop to our knees in awe of God. It drives us to finally give up fighting for our own will, and to trust Him enough to grab a hold of His.

This reminds me of when Jesus went fishing with Peter for the first time. When Jesus tells Peter where to drop the nets and Peter halls in a massive catch, Peter falls to his knees and says, “Go away from me, Lord; I am a sinful man” (Luke 5:8 NIV)! God’s goodness results in trust. Trust results in our submission to His will for our lives. This will for our lives results in an ever-strengthening relationship. Then, as we grow in relationship with Him and begin to do life His way, He can shower even greater heavenly blessings on our lives!

As I read Isaiah 61, I see a God so good that He created a master plan for me. A plan for me to receive every heavenly blessing that I could NEVER possibly earn or deserve.

I see a God proclaiming the plan for His relentless favor to be poured out on humanity, even though humanity did not deserve it.

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Take One Day At A Time

I like to describe worry or anxiety as spending today to figure out tomorrow. Let’s learn to use the time God has given to us for what He intended. It sounds easy right??? But in this case easy is far from it. It takes the spirit and grace of God to be at peace with ourselves knowing the challenges we face or what is making us worry. We humans and vulnerable. Don’t beat yourself to it.

“Life is to be lived- here and now”

Sadly, as I mentioned in the first paragraph only the Grace and Spirit of God can turn our minds out of worry and anxiety to peaceful and worry less. Very few people know how to live each day to the fullest. But you can be one of them. Jesus said that satan, the dark one, comes to steal your life. (John 10:10). Don’t allow him to do it any longer!

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Don’t spend today worrying about tomorrow. You have enough things going on today; it needs all of your attention. God’s grace is on you to handle whatever you need for today, but tomorrow’s grace will not come until tomorrow comes- so don’t waste today!

The Free Gift In Hebrews

Now the king was attracted to Esther more than to any of the women, and she won his favour and approval more than any of the other virgins. So he set a royal crown on her head and made her queen instead of Vashti. Esther 2:17

Without Grace, Life would have been on analogue mode instead of digital. There would have been no basis for Christianity because it wouldn’t have been different from other religions. This Grace comes with the salvation brought to us through the death of Christ on the cross. The salvation through Christ offers us privileges before we ever think of working for any. This is exactly the coverage of the book of Hebrews. The good news of Grace! I’ve realized that not all free things are free. Whenever some freebies get to you, know that someone may have paid for it.

Some people have become spiritually irresponsible because they think that Christ has done it all so there is no other price to pay. This is wrong since Grace does not stop you from being responsible for the things that pertain to your competence and character. The grave you have requires that you work out your salvation with fear and trembling. This Grace allows you labour in your area of competence and portrays you very efficient and well- priced. Therefore, live your life with this consciousness and be an example. Let your light so shine. Enjoy Grace this new month.

Christ has paid the capital charges of salvation. Pay the service charge of living a life that points people back to him.

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Ways You Need To Revolve To God When You’re Far From Him

Sometimes God gives us hardships so we can turn to him and get closer to him; sometimes he just wants to remind us that life is fleeting but he is eternal and that is why we should always go back to him.

I remembered when I was wandering in the wilderness, it was not a funny experience. I disciplined myself to fast, pray and read inspirational books. I learnt that I am nothing without God, I can’t do anything without Him. Putting God in everything I do as turned things around in my life. Both the ones have seen and experienced, and the ones am still expectant of.

Beneath are some ways to revolve back to Him..

1. When you’re heartbroken. Ask him to heal you, ask him to help you repair yourself again, ask him to give the strength to move on, the wisdom to understand, the grace to forgive and the courage to try again. Because he’s the only who knows your heart and he is the only one who knows how to mend it.

2. When you’re confused about life. Ask him to guide you, ask him to help you find the way, ask him for a map, ask him to lead you because he is the only one who can, because he is the only one who really knows where you’re going and he is the only one who has the fuel to keep you moving.

3. When you don’t feel like you’re good enough. Ask him why you’re still here, ask him if you’re special, and ask him for reassurance, confidence and faith . Ask him because he wants to let you know how special you are, ask him because he knows your day is coming soon and ask him because he will bring it to you sooner than you think.

4. When you’re lonely. Talk to him, tell him your problems, cry to him, tell him to stay by your side, tell him you need him and tell him to tuck you in bed and help you sleep. Talk to him even if you’re not saying a word because he is listening to your silence and he is watching your tears and he will make you smile again.

5. When you’re scared. Tell him to give you courage, tell him to take the fear away, tell him to silence the voices in your head, tell him that you’re afraid but you’re willing to take the risk and ask him for strength to handle the consequences. Tell him to make you fearless because he knows you have it in you and he knows how to bring it out.

6. When you’re tired of failing. Ask him to give you peace of mind, ask him to give you the faith you need to trust him and trust that this is all for a reason, that he is putting you through this for a bigger and better purpose and that he is not going to let you down. Ask him for patience to wait for the answers.

7. When you’re not sure if he’s listening. Ask him to remember you, ask him to give you reassurance, ask him for a sign and ask him for a miracle, because he wants you to believe in miracles and he wants you to witness them.

8. When you’re giving up. Ask him to give you hope, ask him to let you see the light at the end of the tunnel, ask him for the silver lining and ask him to give you power to keep fighting your battles until you win the war. Because he wants to see you win and he wants you to be victorious.

9. When you’ve lost someone you loved. Get closer to him, it’s okay to question why this happened to you but ask him to be your friend, ask him to be there for you, ask him for the reason he took something you loved away and then trust him; trust his plan and trust his timing, trust that he will replace what you’ve lost with something even bigger and better and something that never even crossed your mind.

10. When people are making fun of your dreams. Tell him that you think this is your calling, that this is your passion, and that this is what makes you feel alive. Ask him to make it happen, to make it easier, to make it less cruel and ask him to cover your ears from all those who are laughing at you, because he wants to make your dreams come true but he wants to make sure that you’re up for the challenge and that you will fight for them.

A Sinner Like Me

Pushing this flesh into alignment,
guided by The Word most holy and pure,
I’m striving to learn principles
for a sanctified life to endure.

My Lord loves me without hesitation
and allowed a part of Himself to die.
He’s calling me homeward without reservation;
by His Spirit, to His side, I’ll eventually fly.photo-1445964047600-cdbdb873673d

Knowing I’m a child of His,
during trying times I find true encouragement.
I’m able to lean on His strength
while in search of heavenly ascent.

Stumbling forward with pained progress,
I’ve chosen to turn myself towards Thee.
On Your path, lit by spiritual Light, I’m hoping…
That You will still forgive… a sinner like me.

Waiting On God

I am reminded today of the importance of maintaining an attitude of waiting on God. I am not suggesting inactivity but rather the highest form of spiritual activity, that of trusting God in every area of life. Wait on Him for strength, healing, wisdom, and opportunity. Wait on God to reveal Himself to you and to show you His amazing favor. God is waiting to be good to us, and He looks for those who are waiting on Him (Isaiah 30:18).

Father God, I desire to form a habit of waiting on You all throughout the day. Help me not to rush ahead into activities and decisions without acknowledging You. Thank You for Your presence. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Destiny Helpers: God’s Grace To Fallen Sinners

Have you given up on hope? Have you seen your past as the cause of your challenges? Do you ever feel nothing good will happen to you because of the sins of your father? Well the answer is that you don’t give up on God, because He won’t give up on you.

During my morning devotion, the book of 2 Samuel vs 9 gave me an insight of compassion, grace, and favour.

And David said, “Is there still anyone left of the house (family) of Saul to whom I may show kindness for Jonathan’s sake?”” — 2Sam 9:1

What made David mention this? Am sure at that time he was filled with joy and happiness to remember his late friend Jonathan’s household. Inspite of Saul’s attitude towards David, he still have that spirit of forgiveness and blessing the house of Saul.

I remember when I was lost in the dark. I applied for jobs but no employment for good one year. It was really disappointing. But I never stopped believing in God. My prayer at that time was God let my destiny helpers locate me. People that promise me job, God put it in their hearts to never sleep until they have fulfilled your promise to me. I prayed this prayer virtually everyday. March 2016, I got a call to travel to another state to collect my employment letter. This came from someone that promised me job for almost four years back, and God did His work by remembering me.

The word “kindness” (9:1, 3, 7) is the key to this chapter. It is the Hebrew word chesed , often translated “lovingkindness.”

Same thing happened with the son of Jonathan. He was crippled and am sure never believed something good will never happen to him. He never expected King David to summon him and make him one of the kings son.

You will notice that David said, “Is there not yet anyone?” Not, “anyone qualified”; not, “anyone worthy?”; just, “anyone?” When Ziba informed David, perhaps with a twinge of warning in his voice, “(he) is crippled in both feet,” David didn’t ask, “How badly is he crippled?” David didn’t think, “He would be useless to have around here.” Instead, he asked, “Where is he?” and he sent for him. Grace doesn’t depend on the recipient. Grace is God’s unmerited favor.

Grace seeks us where we’re at, brings us to the King’s presence, and keeps us for the King’s return

“David said to him, “Do not be afraid, for I will certainly show you kindness for the sake of your father Jonathan, and will restore to you all the land of your grandfather Saul; and you shall always eat at my table.”” — 2Sam 9:7

What an inspiring story. I don’t know what you going through now. Is it that dream job, that business, that one thing you feel might not cone to pass. Don’t fret, don’t worry, God has located your destiny helpers today.

Just like King David blessed Mephibosheth, that surprise person will also bless you with your heart desires in Jesus name.

So Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem, for he always ate at the king’s table. And he was lame in both feet.” — 2Sam 9:13

God’s blessings is for everyone…

Happy Birthday To Me

I don’t know how to start thanking God for my life. For saving me, blessing me, favouring me, and so many things to thank Him for.

Since I was born 1986 this day, I have never seen the Lord changeth. Haven’t seen at all.

He is God all by Himself!!!

I want to appreciate my parents for not giving up on me when I was lost and down, with their wisdom and encouragement I am what I am now. My siblings, forever supporting, my fiancé thanks for the love and 🍰🍰🍰,and to my friends and well wishers, you guys are the 💣💣💣💣💣.

On my grind today, can’t stop dancing and jumping.. I made it

Pregnancy Before Marriage: Linda Ikeji

Usually I don’t write on this topic, but it caught my eye after reading an information online.

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This is a trending topic in my environment recently. Since last year, a lot of my friends got pregnant before getting married. I was lost in thought thinking about what the Bible says about fornication. But again society got a role to play in this.

The Joy of pregnancy makes a woman enlightened. Her whole perspective about life changes for good. In some cases it’s not all rosy, some leads to abortion and so many other stuffs. But having a baby with a man that still wanna be in your life is a great feeling for both parties.

Anyways back to my discussion…

So my friends are getting married after giving birth to their first child. I know in some parts of the world it’s not a big deal for ladies to get pregnant outside marriage. But in Africa “Nigeria” it’s a konk isuue.”Please you can quote me wrong”. Like I said before it depends on the circumstances of the pregnancy if the woman wants it, the man wants it and they plan to get married. If not it won’t be good news any longer, instead a burden.

The hottest trend right now is that Linda Ikeji is pregnant.. Yipppi!!! Yea am happy for her. Linda is the top blogger in Nigeria, a role model, and humanitarian. The first blogger in Nigeria, formerly single, recently engaged, now pregnant. I must say, she got it all.

A lot of questions have been buzzing about peeps criticizing her. But what will people won’t say or do. She’s 36, she always wanna be a mum and God bless her with one. Even outside wedlock, she’s gratetful.

What am trying to say is that God’s grace is so sufficient and truly His time is the best. A lot of women are married without kids, a lot got pregnant and abandoned, a lot because of shame went for abortion, while some experience miscarriage. What can we say about this God??? He works in mysterious ways.

Am not implying or advising to get pregnant before marriage, it’s a decision if you feel you can handle it.

Congratulations Linda Ikeji..