How you doing? I know I have barely been here, I have not been here at all and I sincerely apologise. Honestly I did not know what to write or how to write what I wanted to say but I realise it is better to give you two sentences than nothing at all right?
I hope the new year has been good to you and I pray that it gets better with each day. As I was walking the other day to go get my daughter from the day care, I was having a conversation with God which is always funny and fun. If anything God understands us absolutely completely. I am the type of person that loves giggling like a little kid that's being tickled and it sound weird for an adult but that is me, and God completely gets that which is why our conversations are always funny(almost always).
During this conversation , Holy Spirit began to tell me that this year is the year of Embracing God, as last year was a year of maturity. I was meant to write a post about that last year at the beginning of the year but it is there in my drafts and I will write about it maybe in the next post. And I sprang with joy just thinking about that and what it meant to me, this is when I compare last year as a year of maturity and this year as year of embracing God through and in my mature state, how good is that!
I largely attribute this to my constant reading of the Bible. Since the year has begun I have been reading the book of Psalms and have noticed how much David praises God at every chance he gets even at the midst of death. I have then been aspired in my prayers to worship and praise God like David, to be filled with that passion and let it run over other areas of my life and this is what embracing God means to me, this is what it looks like for me.
My other role model in this as well is Daniel. I came across the Lion's Den story twice last week, first time from my daughter's story book and the second time on some random Christian blog, and both times I was struck by the way King Darius' was worried over Daniel; and Daniel's 'I don't care who sees me' attitude when it came to praying to God. Reading children's books can give you a simplistic view of everything, a plain understanding. I only knew the story as far as he was in the den and God sent angels to shut the lion's mouth and then next day somebody came to check on him and he was alive and all was good(I am so embarrassed right now but I am being honest with you). And now here I am given a chance to know the story firsthand and not from hearsay and this painted a completely different picture for me. It showed me the relationship that Daniel had with God just by embracing him, by praying day in and out even when there were new laws put in place to prohibit that, he was unashamed of his relationship with God.
To me embracing God is reading his word everyday, I have learned not to compromise on this. It means to pray everyday , it means to worship and praise him everyday. Do I always stick to this ? No, but I try and make a habit out of it, and from that streams out a life of joy and peace. This proves to be even more difficult with this day and age where religion is frowned upon.
I just want to encourage to embrace God in all aspects of your lives, through your work, your relationships, your ventures. We are not here to prove anything to anyone. We are here to be in fellowship with Holy Spirit and encourage each other to keep building His Kingdom and what better way can we do that by not embracing Him. Ask yourself how can you embrace God boldly this year, what fruits have you yielded in your walk with him you can use to embrace Him, to worship Him and praise Him.
From my heart to yours, I hope this has been an encouraging letter. Please let me know in the comments what this means to you and what this year means for you, and also if the resonates in your heart
Until next post, God bless...