Christian Musings, Jehovah, Life, Purpose and life's mission

Are we Humane Beings?

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?

Jehovah, Life, Purpose and life's mission


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.

I say:

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!

Christian Musings, Jehovah, Sanguine thoughts

Untwist the Truth

What do we do about people who twist the truth and insult those who point it out?

As a Christian a lot is expected of you in God’s Kingdom and in relating with others for the development of all.

Some people who I’m beginning to think are trying to create hype, are always verbally attacking anyone whose expression and interpretation contradicts their own.

Hard as I try understanding people whose lives aren’t that sterling, but think it’s their duty to impose corrections filled with faults on everybody else, sounds hilarious, except I’m not laughing. 

Reading the Bible is a study in mystery that I think someone should write a book on.

The Word of God is a living breathing Word, powerful enough to make flesh. 

It’s a cleanser, purifier, transformer, healer, comforter, shelter, edifier and so much more.

It is also a double edged sword and a mirror.

And if you think too highly of yourself, you are likely to see only what you want to see in the mirror-like sword and then point it against others.

Your reason or should I say motive for reading the Bible is more important than the reading itself — God forgive me if saying that is a sin.

Because you read your motives into what you are reading. Therefore if you are looking to justify yourself in what is wrong, you will likely find an example that may seem to agree with you.

The right way to read God’s Word is to have the motive to right your ways to God’s satisfaction. Anything less than that is no different from reading history or the law. 

God’s Word is HIStory. If we want something different from that then we should write our own story.

Plagiarism is still a crime, I believe.

Reading into God’s Word what isn’t there is no different from plagiarism.

The last statement of the Bible in the Book of Revelations is clear on how God feels about twisting HIS Truth.

It’s save and wise even, not to get it twisted.


Christian Musings, Movies and lessons learnt

Courage for Today.

Hi Beautiful People.

I feel tired and overwhelmed and restless.

I feel tired of being too tired to be who I wanted to be — who I want to be.

Having plans sometimes is like setting oneself up to fail.

I mean tell me:

What do I do when I make plans and things don’t fall into place because the obstacles were much?

Well, I reverted back to prayers.

Of course, I have always prayed. But there’s praying and there’s praying.

There’s praying in your head and there’s my-heart-is-bleeding-I-can’t-take-this-anymore praying.

Praying with a bleeding heart, is like trying to burst a boil at maturity. It’s painful to touch, much less squeeze and it throbs painfully without being touched.

To leave it on it’s own is not an option, because the pain increases to the point of insomnia.

So you have to clench your teeth against the pain and burst the boil. Once you do, you feel better and relieved.

Sometimes until the pain of where we are stuck in, is greater than the pain of breaking free, we might not pursue true liberty –Paraphrased from the novel “The Last Ten Percent” by Michelle McKinney Hammond

Breaking free can be a Herculean task, but it’s not impossible.

Speaking of Herculean tasks, I recall — not that I have been able to forget — the movie “Hercules” whose lead actor is Dwayne Johnson (I think I might watch it again).

I don’t know if I have written this before, but I believe Dwayne found his true calling in acting. He may have wanted to be a sports man, but his size and skills makes him a better actor as warrior in period/medieval movies.

Back to Hercules.

There are lots of lessons to glean from the movie, but the one that relates most to this particular “muse-ticle” on the issue of pain, is best described by my latest finding on this popular quote:

What doesn’t kill you……

Had. Better. Run!!!!

If you are going through pain I recommend Hercules the movie, featuring Dwayne Johnson — I had to add that, because I don’t know if there are other movie versions.

Hercules had lost enough to kill a man, but when he found the truth about his painful past under …less than congenial circumstances, the truth set him free. And in setting himself free others also gained their freedom right along with him.

No wonder, Jesus Christ said and I quote:

Ye shall know the truth and the truth will make you free.

End quote.

A pastor recently said the word make in that scripture is deliberate and has it’s meaning to the text, but we will talk about that in other muse-letters.

Hercules was legendary for his brute strength and his long strings of victory, but he was running away from a memory.

Which brings me to another point:

To be free from a pain you must gather the courage exclusive for it, because you can’t borrow courage from another experience or victory. You need to begin courage or encourage yourself all over again. Therefore, courage is exclusive.

That’s why we see that many of us are fearless in so many aspects, yet have deep seated phobias in one or more areas of our lives. Phobias we choose to ignore, but they are there waiting — waiting to spring unpleasant surprises on us in our most vulnerable moments.

I wish courage was all encompassing. I really do, because it makes the business of living much easier.

But unfortunately or fortunately, depending on how you see it, courage or encouragement does not work that. And I’m learning that the hard way.

This reminds me of the prophet Elijah — the prophet who called down fire more than once in his day. The prophet who never tasted death. Went straight to heaven alive in heavenly escort of horses and chariots of fire.

I mean, that was some serious wonderment that amazes me every time I think about it.

Yet, the same man who stopped rain and called it down when it suited him. Who escaped arrest many times just by disappearing and appearing wherever and whenever he wanted;

Ran away….. ran away, when a witch threatened him!

Some say God had to call him home earlier than planned, because he allowed himself to be frightened by something less than what he had crushed in the past.

The explanation I have for that is: his courage failed him or he lost courage.

This leads me to believe that courage is food we need to injest daily, to be able to withstand unforseen threats that may distabilize us.

Courage is food we need to learn how to feed ourselves with i.e personal encouragement.

We can’t leave our encouragement in the hands of others. Because it’s not always, we can have someone around us to encourage us. Like Dwayne Johnson’s character in Hercules had.

When we depend on yesterday’s meal to sustain us, we would soon faint.

The same applies to courage.


Christian Musings


Patience is a virtue that I have been trying to have, but haven’t got yet. Have you noticed that *some* of those who are patient, are usually people who are up to no good? I mean to serve cold vengeance, isn’t something done by an impatient person, right? At least that’s what the movies show me! Oh dear.

Hello House!๐Ÿ’œ It’s the end of a weekend today!๐Ÿ˜ณ Some of us are probably flying around the house trying to gather our oh-my-GOD-tomorrow-is-Monday! paraphernalia; while wondering ‘Where did the weekend go?!’ Well, it probably went well. So well in fact, that some of us have completely forgotten what day it is tomorrow. We are probably(I seem to be saying that alot) impatient for another weekend, so I guess we need lots of patience to get us through the next working days, before we go TGIF-ing again.  So Today’s prompt is just what some of us need!

I can’t recall a time when I have ever been patient. I have pretended it, but I don’t have it yet. Maybe because I can’t recall anyone ever been patient with me. Usually we act out how we have been treated. I remember been told a time or two that I was been tolerated. But no nonsense was tolerated from me, so I don’t know how to tolerate nonsense either.

I cringe for what I’m about to say, but I confess I left my laundry half way done for a week! I mean, who does that?! Well, I do. *sign* And I had the riots act read to me on that matter. I wasn’t even given a chance to defend myself. Hurtful words were said to me, as if it was going out of fashion.

But you see, I started the laundry because I knew it needed to be done and I needed clean clothes, obviously! At the same time matters and duties came up that I thought where more important than what I was going to wear next. I was trying to please someone who ended up displeased anyway. How sad.

I wouldn’t have felt hurt been called out about a bad habit. But what hurts is how quickly I get labelled the bad person without the benefit of doubt. From experience though, when someone seems determined to think bad of you; being a good role model by finishing your laundry, is more important than helping someone avoid imminent starvation, for instance. I have been accused of not getting my priorities right. Perhaps if I think more of my own pleasure, then maybe my priorities might be right then.

Thinking of it now, I might have been fairly patient if I didn’t feel rushed to do ten things at the same time, NOW — regardless of what I may be doing at that moment. So I always seem to have this slight panic feeling of, ‘If I don’t do this now, I won’t hear the end of it for a minimum of one year!’

Forgive me for whining. See this as a physician trying to heal herself. But I couldn’t just talk about how wonderful it is to be patient, without talking about how it affects me.

One of my favourite sayings is, ‘Make haste slowly.’ I read that in my Literature in English textbook, as an example of a figure of speech — can’t remember which one now — and I have made it mine ever since.

Making haste slowly, to me, means; doing something with thoughtful and precise speed. Blind rush is a recipe for disaster.

I opted for a blind rush at a final exam of practical bakery; and I ended up grating my finger tips with the almonds. Not a fun experience.

Patience is one of the fruits of the spirit and it’s also a characteristic of love.

One thing about love and the fruits of the spirit is that, they don’t usually come upon you like the Holy Ghost. You have to decide to exhibit patience/love and be patient/loving all the time. It’s a choice and a decision you have to make. And the best way to become patient is being constantly placed in situations that test your patience. Like slow internet service or poor internet connection, when you’re trying to write, post, comment, communicate with someone or watch a long awaited movie/episode. Yeah, that happens to me and I end up feeling frustrated while trying not to cuss out my service provider. I did cuss them out just last week, when I had half my blog post unsaved and I couldn’t recall exactly what and how I had written what I had written. Forgive me Jesus *sign*

How you react to whatever used to annoy you or send you into a frenzy, will determine how much progress you are making in the patience department. And maybe you can come up with a plan or a patience challenge, if you’re into that sort of thing. If not, just keep trying and be a bit more deliberate about it.

Did I mention that patience is a sign of love? So try to remember that, whenever you’re impatient with someone, even if that someone is yourself.

Patience is good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence. Isn’t that loving? I don’t know about you, but when I read that definition, my heart softened and I went, ‘Awwwww, Im not gonna cry. But isn’t that sweet๐Ÿ’ž?’

That confirms what the Bible says about love being patient:

1Thessalonians 1:3 “Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father; “

Galatians 5:22 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, “

1 Corinthians 13:4 “Love is patient, love is kind, it is not envious. Love does not brag, it is not puffed up. “

Shalom. ๐Ÿ’š