Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Forgetting God on Holiday

Hi,

How many of you fall in to this?? I was guilty of this, this past weekend when I went to go visit my family. God had little of my attention, actually he was squeezed in wherever possible, or he had none at all, it was like that thing he does when you know he is there but you don't feel his presence, it was like I had forsaken him.
That is what troubles me most now, he was in my mind at the back of my head I continued about life having limited conversations with him, only praying at bedtime because I remembered that I didn't in the morning, or say grace during mealtimes.
I don't want my regular routine to be disturbed just because I am in a different environment.


It's embarrassing but I won't dwell on that I noticed my mistake and I am determined to find a way to not let it happen.
I think one other was that I was afraid to have people notice this new me, but that's gone now.

I think it's a common mistake that most of us do especially if holiday means going home to visit family. I am going to stop being afraid to be seen and I will constantly remind myself of God.

What do you plan doing if this happens to you next time?  Or what are you doing about it now,?

Until next post,  God bless... 

Taking Salvation Seriously

So now you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and savior, from this point onward what happens?
After this monumental event in your life(that only you know about) , are you still going to continue from yesterday or start afresh from that moment onward?
I continued from yesterday countless times, so no one is judging you if that is what you have been doing and this post is here to show you a new direction, something that no one tells you about, I get it it is suppose to be an individuals journey but then what is the whole point of having brothers and sisters in the Lord?

It is important to notice that you have been in a circle for too long as well, you accept the Lord and nothing takes place, you go about your life like nothing happened, you are not learning from your constant acceptance of this magnificent being?
I started taking my salvation seriously after I had my kid, I knew I was saved this whole time but my life was no different and I had a lot of doubt. One day I would take things seriously and the next 3 months I will forget it all and go back to my care free life. I still lived a life you would not expect from a Christian, I was not conscious of my actions, words and those around me, yup I was self-obsessed! And that is the biggest things that tears us from God.

What I understood was that, that moment meant my past does not affect where I am, what I do now affects everything. It is not something that happens overnight, it has been a process that I have mistakenly tried to rush but have gotten back to the pace that God has set for me.
What is taking your salvation seriously? 
A person has to be constantly aware of what they say and most importantly of their thoughts, the aim of this is to be like our Saviour, Jesus Christ, o represent him in this walk. If no one has said this to you well I am, it is not easy!! Don't expect to see money fall into your lap or any other material rainfall, this is a spiritual uplifting, and this is what you will mostly experience, and this is what you should expect
-- And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus--
I apologise for the late post, I do hope it will give you some good perception. Have a blessed week. Until next post  God bless... 

Friday, 3 June 2016

Bible reading challenge!

Hello,

I have been thinking about this since my last post and thought why not challenge myself in to doing this and hopefully you will join me.

This morning I got an idea on how to go about with this challenge for you but I will be doing the same thing when the current method I am working on fails me. I think it is good to have variation but still be consistent.

If you have a smart phone with a Bible app on it, that means there is a daily devotional in there. It is easy to receive the word in bit of chunks to meditate on it and memorise it. 
So with your daily devotional I suggest that you do that, read it 2-3 times , ask Holy Spirit to help you understand the scripture (best to do this before you read it). From here then you can look for different translations or further explanations online to help better your understanding.

After you have cracked that now it is time to meditate on the scripture, I read somewhere that worrying is the same as meditating because you will be repeating your worry over and over in your head. Here is how I suggest we do this, hopefully the scripture won't be too long but firstly we will have to memorise it word for word, if you can't get that right read it after every 15 minutes for an hour. Once you have grasped it in your head, then we are going to worry meditate about it over and over to make it part of our system, this means playing it over and over in your head. If worrying brings you more worrying then meditating on God's word should give you peace and joy, is that not awesome!!

Don't just memorise a scripture and not meditate on it, in turn applying it in your life, you will be like an empty tin making a whole lot of noise.
One more other point, don't force yourself to do this daily but don't let yourself go a week without it either, have boundaries that you can adhere to.

This is to achieve knowing the word of God in turn knowing God. The point of reading the Bible is to get to know God
I will be starting this challenge on Monday, you can start it now if you like and let me know when you would like to receive an update.
Until the next post,God bless you...