Pay Close Attention!

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Pay close attention! Photo Credit: danielademinokan.com

 

Written  Fri, November 10th, 2017


Bonjour,

I pray that I am able to relay this as simply as possible and that your heart would grasp what the Lord is saying to you. One night in December of last year, 2016, I had a vision. I don’t know if I should call it that. But what happened was this: I was in between consciousness and sleep. I was meditating on another vision I’d been given the previous year, one I was yet to decipher… when I heard these words loud and clear, spoken to me in plain English — it was a riddle. At the same time, it came as a thought; it said:

“The birth of a secret is the unveiling of ten thousand mysteries!!”

Hmmm. I won’t lie to you, I still do not have an interpretation for this vision, prophetic riddle or mystical occurrence. But here is why I am making reference to it.

My life is a myriad of what I’m about to speak to you about this morning, and in over 30 days now, I have witnessed close cascades of these bizarre occurrences unravelling in my life. It’s like watching a movie and at the same time watching the scenes play out in the natural through your daily life. Think about that a moment.

Okay, its weird I know but stay with me.

I have this culture of keeping a journal. I have stacks, and stacks of them! And from time to time when I go through them I experience the most explosive of moments— eureka moments, epiphanies, aha-moments, breakthroughs… I’m at a loss for words here. The fact is I am completely BLOWN AWAY!!!

Also, in these journals are prophecies, dreams, visions, that have come to me in various forms. And from time to time as I go through my journals (led explicitly by the Holy Spirit; story for another day), I see fragments and pieces of these records of prophecies, dreams and visions etc. piecing themselves together in my daily life in sometimes very bizarre occurrences but mostly through almost insignificant events.

When these things happen, I realise how every single moment of my life is either  a letter, a word, a verse or even a punctuation out of the volume of the books God has written of me to live by.

Was that too much to chew?

Well, what I mean is: God is in the pages of our lives writing out His eternal thought, purpose and plan through our daily experiences. And every moment counts!!! Question is, are you paying close attention?

Habakuk 2:2-3 

And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tablets, so that he may run that reads it. For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false: though it lingers, wait for it; it will certainly come, and will not delay. 

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Inside Out

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Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.  – James 1:4                                                                                                                                                           Photo Credit: Google images

 

Written Tue, November 7th


Bonjour,

In the last couple of days my faith has been tested, and every time I find myself at wits’ end. Last night I came to a conclusion. This is a test. And this is temptation. Look how I have continued to fail. Do I really want to be like Jesus – inside out?!!

Or do I just want to be a super star; hardened and stiff in her ways.

I find myself demanding my right lately. Wanting what I want, and going after it with all zealousness. Is that what Jesus would have done? Did he pursue with all zealousness what He wanted?

Are you pursuing what you want, are you demanding your right? 

I find myself resisting the fiery furnace lately; resisting vehemently oppositions and misunderstandings. Instead of meekness I display anger. This is entitlement. Did Jesus feel entitled? If He did, then He couldn’t have gone to the cross willingly. What am I becoming?

Are you resisting oppositions? Are you demanding your right at all times? Or are you allowing patience to have it’s way in you?

I’m tired of resisting the Holy Spirit, so I repent. Let patience have it’s way in me. For the Fruit of the Spirit is …Patience.

Listen to this: When we resist the work of love or patience or temperance, or perseverance, or kindness or goodness etc. in us, it is not just the process we resist. We actually resist the work of the Holy Spirit. We refuse to be changed from inside out. We resist becoming like Jesus.

James 1:2-4 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

Go After the Water Brooks…

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Seek Him today as the deer pants after the water brooks.                                                                      Photo Credit: John Royle

 

Written Sat, October 21st, 2017

Today’s post is a stand alone but definitely a continuation of the thought shared in the last 48 hours.

Psalm 42:1 As the deer pants for the water brooks, So my soul pants for You, O God.

Why don’t you take out time this weekend to seek His face. You will be amazed what you’ll find…what He will show to you… Just say to Him… “Speak Lord, I’m listening…”

Go to Him and just bask in singing or in silence. Remember that He is asking you for a drink of water and that it is NOT water He seeks… rather it’s a relationship. Intimacy. A marriage supper with YOU!

Seek Him while He might be found.

Revelation 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

Did you hear that? Don’t keep Him out there. Let Him in. It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been a christian. It is not commensurate to supping with the master. SEEK AND YOU WILL FIND.

Be warned. You can know His works and NOT know His ways. You can know His works and know His voice. You can know His works and know His face.

Seek Him like Moses sort Him. Seek to see His face beyond His works. Seek to hear His voice beyond seeing His hand.

Exodus 33:18 Then Moses said, “Now show me your glory.”

Seek Him today as the deer pants after the water brooks.

Seek Him and you will find Him.

Selah.

Living Water…

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Written Fri, October 20th, 2017

Bonjour,

Yesterday we learned about our journey into intimacy with the Father. We looked through the lives of Rebecca and Isaac and saw two different depths of relationships with God. One was borne out of the customs and traditions of men and the other was born out of a personal pursuit for intimacy.

We established that Rebecca at the well represented the outer court, while Isaac and the wells he re-excavated- belonging to Abraham-  along with the new wells he dug represented the inner court, which is a personal pursuit of God. This involves honoring the principles taught us by our fathers, our desire to search them out by ourselves, and an inner longing to know more about God by seeking to know Him for ourselves. We also, learned that this kind of relationship does not come without contention. We must be persistent and dogged to know Him for ourselves.

Today we will learn about the Holy of Holies; and the level of intimacy that brings us into deep communion with the Father. It definitely begins with a personal search; a hunger and a thirst. After Isaac discovered Rehoboth, the Bible says, God appeared to Isaac and renewed with him the covenant He had with Abraham.

Genesis 26:24-25  That night the Lord appeared to him and said, “I am the God of your father Abraham. Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bless you and will increase the number of your descendants for the sake of my servant Abraham.” Isaac built an altar there and called on the name of the LORD. There he pitched his tent, and there his servants dug a well.

We must understand that just as much as we go to the well out of a thirst for God, the Lord also comes to us out of a thirst for water. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be filled. As the deer pants after the water brooks so does my heart pant after you.

The feeling is mutual. We generally go in search of several other things to satisfy ourselves not knowing that our true thirst is for God. He put that thirst in us. And then gave us Jesus as an answer and door way to quenching that thirst. In the same manner, the Lord is thirsty and He comes to us to get a drink of water. The Lord is thirsting for intimacy with you and I. 

John 4:7 When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink?”

The well at Samaria where the Samaritan woman met Jesus is the Holy place, the innermost court. Where you become one with the Spirit of God. Jesus met the woman at the well and says to her – give me drink. Just like Abraham’s servant asked Rebecca for a drink. It wasn’t water they sort, it was a relationship. A marriage supper.

The woman boasted saying, our father Jacob gave us this well, but Jesus said to her, I will give you living water.

John 4:10 Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.”

Some of us have camped our tent at the wells of the father, knowing only what we have been taught and having nothing of what the Holy Spirit could teach us about the Father. We do not have intimacy with Him. Jesus is asking you for a drink today. Because He wants to give you living waters. It is not enough to know Him through men, we must know Him for ourselves.

John 4:13- 14 Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”

But it would be an extension of your personal wells experiences. It will begin at the wells you have dug yourself… Your personal experiences with the Father…

A personal relationship that is beyond the walls of a religious gathering and the traditions of men.

John 4:21, 24 “Woman,” Jesus replied, “believe me, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem… God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.”

I will stop here for now. But remember this; the Lord thirsts and He is asking you for a drink. He demands intimacy not religion. A relationship not obligation.

ALL our journey with the Lord is between the outer court and the innermost Court. And sadly some of us never get past the outer court.

Today He bids us- Come closer. Get past where you are and seek Him for yourself. Give Him a drink.

 

Selah.

Broken Wings

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  My heart bleeds

I am a wounded soldier
Beaten by the dragons of war
Tested and tried
And I failed
Torn between pleasing Master and pleasing man
I fail…
I fall face down
Do not forget me here in this pit
For I’ve fallen
My wings, broken
My sight blackened in the darkness
My hearing stuffed by their sneerings
My light snuffed out!
Lift me up or I will be forgotten
Left to waste in the depths of Hades
Raise me up or I’ll be consumed
By the hungry growling of ravenous beasts

Twenty-four hours ago my soul suffered a torment and this morning my spirit suffered a separation from His presence like I’ve never known it before. I found myself weeping like a child because for the first time in my life I could tell that His presence had lifted. I was choking. Remorseful, I remembered Esau and I prayed that my case wasn’t as detrimental. Sometimes we take for granted the warnings and prodding and nudging of the Holy Spirit. And sometimes in order to test what we cherish most, He withdraws. Hides. He wants to get your attention. Sometimes our insensitivities lead us into forbidden territory, and by the time we exit on the other side we realise that we are alone. Where has my Shepherd gone?

You’ve lost the trail. And now you must retrace your steps.

This morning, I cried like a baby, as my soul sought the one whom my soul loves. And He was no where to be found. I followed His scent in the garden but He was no where to be found. Continue reading