Hello Wonderbeau people!
So I have relapsed into a toxic habit I have been trying to stop, but so far seems stuck with me and me to it.
The familiarity is one of the things I dread about it. Because, when one does something often enough, one becomes used to it. Making it hard to keep walking away.
It doesn’t help that it’s also a sin, which makes it double-whammy distress.
I could write about other things. But then it would be dishonest of me to not share what I am going through even if I cannot go into details.
This sin/habit has been conceived for as long as I can remember, but it was born out of a tragedy — I had lost a very close and dear family member.
Not long after, I started indulging in behaviour I had no business being in.
I knew better, but I could not make myself do better. I still can’t. But I have no choice but to believe my deliverance is near.
One thing the struggle with this “sweet” poisonous sin has taught me is compassion and understanding for others who struggle, especially with addictions.
I never understood how they would even want to do those things, much less continue. I didn’t understand the lack of self-discipline.
I do understand now. Painfully so. One of the side effects of sin is that you feel you cannot condemn it. So you find yourself trying to justify it.
Hell will freeze over first before I justify sin or any wrong. I refuse to lose my conscience or be partial to sin because it easily beset me. I will speak against it but not the persons involved.
Thankfully, I have grown to the point where I can separate an act from the “actor”. I can condemn an act without condemning the actor. God loves the sinner but hates the sin. I took my cue from that.
I guess condemning or hating the sinner will just be overkill, because they have to face the consequences of that sin, in whatever form it comes. And that’s not even the worst part.
The worst part is hurting the ONE you love, serve, pray to, adore and want to please. Yes, Jehovah GOD.
Feeling like a traitor who constantly betrays the Lover of her soul is a painful feeling. I felt I was taking God for granted. I was. Doing what God did not like and always asking for “forgiveness”, it just feels very hypocritical and cruel.
Imagine if your loved one keeps hurting you and keeps saying, “I am so sorry, Babe. I just can’t help myself!“😪 And yet they keep doing it. This is how I feel about the situation.
It has made me question my salvation and my love for God. To put it mildly, it is not perfect yet.
I have questioned my values, my person and my beliefs and all I stand for. What do I really stand for, if I keep doing something bad for myself? Do I truly love myself when I knowingly sin? What’s my excuse?
I see though, that I need to work more on my pursuit of righteousness, my journey with GOD — like spending more time with Him, even if I have to come filthy. Because, if I wait until I “snap out of it” before I talk to God, I might end up completely out of the Faith, and I will never allow that.
I have noticed though, that fully participating in supervised deliverance sessions by anointed deliverance ministers, with other deliverance candidates, does work in killing sin gradually. That is, if one is consistently submitting to deliverance one will be free sooner than later.
Personal deliverance is good. But the corporate anointing that comes with gathering with others to pray and fast, works faster. And I am saying this from personal experience. The Bible says, “One shall chase one thousand and two shall put ten thousand to flight”. Also, where two or more are gathered in the name of Jesus, God is in their midst.
It then becomes spiritual pride when one is struggling with a sin that will send one to hell, and all one can say is, “I don’t need to go to church to commune with GOD.”
True enough, one should pray, worship, praise, thank and talk to God at all times, in all places. But when one needs help, one must seek godly counsel and prayers from true Christian elders, as one is led by the Spirit of God to do. Instead of struggling alone.
GOD is my refuge and strength, a very present help in the day of trouble. Therefore will I not fear though the earth be moved, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea… The LORD of hosts is with me. The God of Jacob is my refuge…Psalm 46
Ponder in thoughts
Observe and learn
Let Light shine
Take thoughtful actions.
I wish I’m that person you turn to for succour…after God
I wish I am that person you see, that light up your world …after God
I wish I’m that person that makes your heart glad___
I wish I’m that person__
_that is an out-of-this-world experience…
An aroma, essence like the Heavenly brew…
Because its a brew so Heavenly it exceeds your expectations…
You can only find me, if your Heavenly senses are sharpened…enlightened.
Without your Heavenly senses
You will wonder…
Like the woman at the well
Who had wondered from man to man
Seeking who to quench her thirst…
Knowing it was a man who had the key of wisdom🔑
To unlock the mystery of her need
Knowing not what man it was, she wondered still
Until she came to the 8th Man…
And she knew that her search was over…
For she was led to the spring from within
From whence cometh, water that quenches thirst forever…
She need not seek for nor fetch from wells…
That leave her wanting…
Do not wait too long
To find your own Heavenly brew…
It might be given to another…
As it was with Vashti
Who was replaced by Esther…
Sharpen your Heavenly senses and hasten your search
That it might be said of you…
“The Heavenly brew exceeded his expectations.”
February 2022 Writing Prompts Week 1 (February 1-7) – The heavenly brew exceeded his expectations.
I have been pleasantly busy for a few months now and I am grateful to God for His provision and answers to prayers.
However, I had to shelf cooking, praying, sleep, work and a few other duties, to pour a part of my heart that relates to the title.
It has been a wild 2 weeks plus, that climaxed with the shooting down of peaceful protesters who are unarmed Nigeria youths, by a troop dressed in Nigerian military paraphernalia. I had to say “dressed in”, as the Nigerian Military has denied their involvement in the #lekkimassacre
I had been praying for the protection of the peaceful protesters and reteewting the #endSARS theme of the protest, as much as I could.
SARS — the State Anti-robbery Squad, had decided about ten years ago till recently, that any young Nigerian with an iPhone, Laptop or a decent car, was a criminal and needed to empty his/her bank account into theirs, if s/he wanted to live to tell it.
If you are a young Nigerian with hippie styles like tattoos, dread locks, coloured hair or you dress expensively, you are deemed guilty and you need to pay for your life or else…
Unfortunately, they have carried out their threats on the youth who tried to insist on his or her human rights, resulting in the death of many, with non of the guilty Squad members being prosecuted.
There had been outcries by youths and concerned citizens to the government, that the look into this matter and put an end to the oppression — but the government refused to listen.
I had stopped expecting any humane gesture from the government and had turned my plea and cry to God. Going over their heads, in a manner of speaking. As Psalm 121 says, “My help cometh from the LORD who made the heavens and the earth.”
In fact, I have countless times prayed that God should protect and shield me and mine from a government that doesn’t care.
Unfortunately, my fellow youths don’t seem to have that mind set.
This past two weeks have shown me, that my tattoo-wearing, tinted-haired or dreadlocks haired generation are too softhearted for their own good, especially in the present atmosphere we have found ourselves.
Their looks have totally had me fooled until recently. They have gone beyond the call of duty, to assist one another, protect one another, look out for one another. In fact, they have been very civilised with leadership qualities that has put a distinction between them and the government.
The world had clearly seen that the youth were the opposite of what the a propagandist politicians in government have painted them to the world. A propaganda they staged to justify excluding youths from the leadership positions and governing process.
Now, the whole world knows that Nigerian youths are not lazy.
Nigerian youths are natural leaders who serve one another and fight for one another.
Those responsible for the mess we are going through in Nigeria: I prophecy in the name of Jesus Christ that a judgement that will proclaim the undisputable existence of God is upon the wicked evil doers!
God will protect and defend His interest and investment in Nigeria and Africa.
May the souls of the our comrades who lost their lives in the #lekkimassacre rest in peace.
God will fight for His children and we shall hold our peace.
I am proud of the Nigerian youths. We are redeemed! And we shall possess our possession.
I commend the Nigerians in different parts of the world lending their voices and support to a better life in Nigeria. Trooping out and continuing with the protest.We are more than conquerors.
I was on youtube watching “Conversations with America”. Bishop T.D. Jakes was the host featuring a group of senior police officers, retired police officers and a psychologist who works with the army on mental health.
The topic was Police Brutality. And the Bishop was asking a lot of questions to understand why it happens and what causes it.
One of the officers said they are not always taught to be human, but to just get the job done.
And the psychologist said, “If you need to be taught to be human, you shouldn’t be hired at all.”
Someone in the comment section highlighted that statement and this response just hit me. I just kept writing. Here it is:
Unfortunately, we all have to “become” human beings. Remember the story of the “Good Samaritan”? All those who ought to know better walked past the wounded man. How many times have we as individuals “walked past”?
There are people who wouldn’t have joined the protest if they still had to go to work or identify with some “fraternity”. But priorities have narrowed down to food, shelter, health and security. Fear of “it could have been me” got many to rush out realising what they have probably been ignoring or not paying adequate attention to and not taking practical steps, toward a society of equity.
That’s why being born again prevails over just being okay, with being a “good person”.
It takes courage and a certain level of God’s anointing to do the right thing, ALWAYS. Especially, when it’s “dangerous”, inconvenient, or when we’re at risk of losing something of value.
Becoming humane is a journey we all need to take with love for the service of God and humanity.
What do you think?
I once…no, twice wrote, about courage. I mentioned that courage in some aspects may not, and usually does not translate to courage in all aspects.
I know how that feels. I have never in public spoken against any injustice that has translated to violence from the unjust. I suppose that’s what they are doing: Psychological warfare. If they can use a few as an example of how cruel and brutal they are, then people will shut up out of fear of being next.
Unfortunately, there will always be a next, as long as people are too trapped in fear to speak against injustices, violence, assaults, and all that is attached to it.
By the authority God has given me in Christ;
I am against any kind of assault on women and children.
I am against lack of equity for all.
I am against racism — wherever it may come from.
I am against rape. Be it sexual, economical, or cultural.
I stand with truth, justice, equity, fairness, respect, morality, and security for all.
“God is my refuge and strength… therefore will I not fear…” Psalm 46
Let righteousness reign in every part of the world, in Jesus Christ name. Amen!
Hello Beautiful People. How are you doing?
Religion and faith are somehow intertwined. To live a healthy lifestyle, you have to be religious about it. It’s not about what you “feel like” doing. It’s about what you need to do to be healthy and strong.
Faith is believing that your efforts will yield good fruits in the near future, even if you can’t “feel” or “see” the results.
Early morning sunshine gives you a healthy dose of vitamin D.
I had to work most part of the night, and I “woke” up tired. But faith — I think — propelled me to drag myself, mat, radio and cover cloth to the balcony where the sun had hit at about few minutes before 8AM.
I flopped down under the warm sun trying to catch headline news, and roll around on the mat trying to have a complete sun bath.
When it starts to get hot, it’s time to head in.
Usually, I exercise under the before-8:30AM-sun. But like I said, I was tired but my faith dragged me out to “sun bath”.
I hope you try that too. Afterall, many of us aren’t rushing out to work in the mornings anymore.
I think another name for “works” is religion. Faith is what brings life into our works.
Or what do you think?
Hello wonderfully-made! It’s an honour to be in your reading pleasure.
I found myself smiling to myself remembering a movie scene:
J: “Is there anywhere on this list that says, marry a man that isn’t your fiancé?!”
One of the girls just waking from a hang over, squinted her eyes to better see the said list shoved in her face, replied with a calm and barely concealed amusement, that I and the character found annoying:
“I don’t see anything like that here”
I was about scolding the wild friends for allowing a bachelorette party end, with the bride-to-be waking up in the suite of a stranger, she had drunkingly married the night before. (Taking a deep breathe)
How wild is that?
But my mind companion, reminded me that it ended well for her good. She met an amazing man she would have missed out on, or not have met ordinarily.
The movie title is “I Married Who?”
That was one unexpected turn, because the bride had a plan, had a list of what she would do and how.
By the way, I don’t recommend taking alcohol. People have found themselves in irreversible and damaging situations because of alcohol. Avoid it like a plague, please, because it is.
However, there are certain things that are beyond our control, that could affect us positively or negatively.
So if you are reading this, and you don’t like surprises or unplanned changes intruding in your space and imposing on your plans, you need Jesus more than anyone else.
- Jesus Christ is the only guarantee you have for everything working together for your good.
- You can’t control and predict everything.
- Unexpected turns are part of life and living. And that is totally out of your control.
- Jesus Christ is an anchor especially when nothing else makes sense. And is there a day that everything ever makes sense? Non!
What holds me and keeps me sane when things fell apart, is that Jehovah through Jesus Christ holds my future.
That and the truth that Jehovah is more powerful than any situation, circumstance or happenings.
He knew they could or would happen. Nothing catches God by surprise. Jehovah is all knowing, all seeing, Almighty, all sufficient.
Aaand nothing is out of His control.
I think it makes sense to form an alliance with Someone Who can do all things, so I can get some things done! I mean isn’t that what world leaders do among themselves?
“I don’t have this but you have it and I need it. Let’s form an alliance.”
Next thing you know a trade by barter arrangement is made for mutual benefits of all parties involved.
Unexpected turns are inevitable. They take you by surprise, sweeping you off your feet sometimes. But when you have Jehovah as your God, you call on Him and He will answer.
He may not answer as we expect Him, but He will answer in a way that will make you say with joy and thankfulness, “If not for that unexpected turn, I would not be in this happy state today“.
Like one of my favourite persons would say, “ It will end in praise”.
However, if you try to do life alone without Jesus Christ in your life, it’s will end in tears. That’s just the Truth.
“Lord Jesus Christ come into my life. Take control of my life. I surrender everything to your control. As from this moment, I am, yours and yours alone, completely. Oh Jehovah my God as I become Yours completely, complete me, in Jesus Christ name I pray, Amen.”
Read your Bible and pray everyday. For all round growth.
Listen to the most recent episode of my podcast: Know God, Know Love. https://anchor.fm/ade-ade78/episodes/Know-God–Know-Love-eadh69