WEIGHTS (II)

The second part of my post on Weights discusses three ways to deal with setbacks, anxiety and any other thing that draws us away from God, which in a form is a “god” to us.  

[Heb 12:1] KJV – Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.

INTENTIONALITY 
Run so that you may obtain the prize. To do this you must carefully examine what you’re wearing and carrying. The weights and sins the author of Hebrews is talking about in Hebrews. The whole book’s exhortation could be summed up in Hebrews 2:1 :

Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it.

Pay close attention to what you’re believing. Wrong beliefs weigh down your heart, entangle your feet, distract your attention, and deplete your energy. They will take you out of the race. You must identify what your weights are and resolve to do whatever it takes to lay them aside.

FOCUS

You can’t run aimlessly. Though all Christians share similarities in their races, the Lord gives each of us a unique race to run. And not everyone’s weights are the same. Remember, “whatever does not proceed from faith is sin” (Romans 14:23 ). And God has assigned to each of us the measure of faith we need for our respective races ( Romans 12:3 ). What may be a weight for you may not be a weight for someone else. So be careful comparing.

You’re responsible for your race. “Understand what the will of the Lord is” for your race ( Ephesians 5:17 ), be content with the race you’ve been given (Hebrews 13:5), and focus hard on how to win it.

TRAINING & DISCIPLINE

Serious runners discipline their bodies. They “[train] by constant practice” to discern how best to run their races (Hebrews 5:14 ). Laying aside weights and sins isn’t a one-time thing. It’s a skill acquired through constant practice. So don’t be discouraged that you haven’t mastered your race yet. Don’t give up. Keep at it. Do it again. And again. And again.

And even the most skilled runners need coaching.

There comes a point when you realize that you’re not going to win the race you’re in if you don’t drop the weights. Be intentional, stern your focus, and get some training. Lay aside every weight (again) today. It requires following the unseen into an unknown, and believing Jesus’s words over and against the threats we see or the fears we feel. Through the imaginative retelling of 35 Bible stories, Not by Sight gives us glimpses of what it means to walk by faith, counsel for how to trust God’s promises more than our perceptions, and the way to find rest in the faithfulness of God.

God bless You. 

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Unfortunate LOVE ❤

​Love is one of the strongest forces God gave to humanity, apart from Gravity the only other thing I know of which behaves just like it is love.

How???

Gravity pulls things to itself, and holds things compact together. Isn’t this similar of loves behavior, how that love makes people gravitate towards each other, mostly of different decent, race, color, faith, status etc.

It’s such a beautiful phenomenal experience which people who finds themselves In this “Cove of love” can’t even better explain the felling.

Nuela Charles song does well. Click here

UNFORTUNATE LOVE
The general thoughts on this is close to getting a disappointment from someone whom you love, but isn’t certain on his/her love for you. That unfortunate feedback is so hard to deal with, the mental strength needed to sail through such a time is plus.

I therefore wish all those who have been in this position before and now to be strong and make discrete decisions promptly. 

G.K loves You. 

Our Creed – Goodwill Kodua 

There are many ways through which people can know what you believe and what you don’t believe. Two of such indicators of our faith or Believe in Someone, Something is by communication and act of life/living. For one to be distinguished from the many about what he/she stands for, unless it’s expressed, Therefore the need for Creeds.

WHAT IS A CREED

A creed (also known as a confession, symbol, or statement of faith) is a statement of the shared beliefs of a religious community in the form of a fixed formula summarizing core tenets. A statement of Faith means that our Faith has BASIS. 

The Apostle Creed.  Click Here👆

In my own definition, a Creed is a collection of summarized beliefs and sacraments to express the basis of our faith as Christians.

There are two (2) popular Creeds known, which is the Apostles Creed and the Nicene Creed. Both contains code of absolute convictions on how they have personally experienced God.

PAULS ON GODS LOVE

The Man of God expresses a deep level of surety concerning the love of God, so profound even in his choice of words, read 

Rom 8:3839 

For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

On the love of God Paul says there is absolutely nothing such as even death, cannot separate us from the love of God. 

WHAT IS YOUR CreedThe reason for this question is because the word of God convict, brings certainty and assurance. 

  • Your Creed is what you will die for to protect.
  • Your Creed is what will make not denounce God.
  • Your Creed is your overriding passion. 

This is a worthy saying, God bless You.

El SHADDAI 

Make a decision today to trust in God no matter how awkward a situation may be

​May the grace of God the father, and the unfailing love of our lord Jesus Christ be with you all. 

I mostly try to observe things around us, listen to conversations about interested areas of matters and subjects I wish to write on.

But before I delve into my point of submission I would like to draw my precious reader’s attention to the very fact that, as Christians this world is not our final home, this world is a transitional point, it’s like a checkpoint / better still more of a police barrier. Glory to God…

VANITY

The wiseman of Scripture, king Solomon uses this word in connection to a lot of things which we constantly engage and make use of with the goal of satisfactory human living.

The first 14 verses of the book of Ecclesiastes is both an intro at the same à summary to all that the Wiseman will be preaching. See this 

👉[[Ecc 1:14]] KJV- I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity and vexation of spirit.

Beloved indeed this world is vanity(emptiness), vainly. How amazing it is, God first meets Abram and tells him I AM the ALMIGHTY God with it meaning as the all Sufficient God. Our God transcends the universe, nothing material can please God, Yes.

Have therefore been trying to wrap my mind around the fact that this great truth has not been fully understood and believed on by many fellows of the confession.

ANXIETY

In this context, I define anxiety as ones unbelief in God’s ability to provide all our needs.

Many of us are just anxious about unnecessary things, worrying about things which must not be worried about, I know friends who have the best of explanation to give when questioned about lotteries, these are all signs of rush in young men to achieve many things in a short while. Shalom. 

The Bible says God even feeds the birds of the air and covers the Lillie’s of the valley, to this He then even says in [[Mat 10:31]] KJV Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows..

As much as the Bible teaches prosperity, its also loud on  virtues like Hard work, Discipline and Diligence. Many having been silent on this potion has led to an unquenchable desire to always get more, amass it and make Mary.

TOTAL DEPENDENCY 

Two Bible characters who fit into this point more perfectly I think is Martha and Ruth. Martha whom Jesus says had chosen the best thing rather than serving, (toiling, struggling all to obtain a living) was Just RESTING and heeding to the words of the master.

Beloved (By your own strength, you achieve a little. G.K).

If there is any RESTING then to do it must must be a total submission to God’s supply chain management, an unrelenting assurance in God’s constant supply of provision.

Ruth whom would have just two bags of rice by working on the field of the man called Boaz rather got about 4 bags just by resting at the feet of Boaz, amazing. 

Dear Readers, I pray to God that patience be granted to you, likewise faith In God as our all sufficient father in all pressing situations. 

Salted SPEECH 

Communication and speech is one of the greatest Gifts that God has given to mankind. And this in every unique purpose of it, is to the fact that God created man in his image and likeness.

Rights from the beginning of creation, the nature of the Godhead has characterized and influenced man in our responds to his word in the fulfillment of his will for man’s creation.
This was made possible as “God in sundry times spoke to us through his Prophet,” also as holy men of God were inspired to write the scripture for the preservation of his word. 

Take words, speech, relational communication out of this beautiful world and you are left with a huge empty barrel.

” Speech is learnt, but the right speech is taught”. G.K 

Apostle Paul makes a fundamental statement about this, and it’s reads… 
[1Co 13:11] BBE 

When I was a child, I made use of a child’s language, I had a child’s feelings and a child’s thoughts: now that I am a man, I have put away the things of a child.

Personally the text above is one of the most fascinating Bible verses I have come across because of how deep and imbedded it is with the basic principles of how a believer ought to conduct him/herself in speech.
Courtesy has been a great advantage to many people who had the chance to be trained and nurtured in all appropriateness. But not everyone had this experience of a lifetime at a tender age.

Again “Good courtesy is not a replacement of the right attitude in speech as a believer.” G.K

Even before and after a person gets born again, a believer is open up to all manner of wrong speech; vulgar, insult, tantrums, profanity, sarcastic comment etc.

How can this be solved? Paul states three (3) things in the scripture above.

  • Spoke as a child.
  • Understood as a child.
  • Thought as a child.

This is the condition of every baby Christian, Simply, Paul says he speak, before he  understand before he think. In the right manner this is very “Someway”. As a matured man or woman, you make up thoughts for understanding before you may speak it out, but this is the case of the unlearned “baby Christian”
Three (3) ways to help you adjust to Right speech as a Christian.

1. STUDY THE WORD OF GOD. 

The word of God is able to make wise. When one gives him/herself to God’s word, marvelous effects and changes begins to bud up like fruits in that persons life. 

2. OFTEN  ATTEND CHRISTIAN PROGRAM. 

It’s in the church that Christians are instructed in the lords way, making yourself available at church opens you up for corrections and opportunity to Learn a positive way a living. 

3. HAVE THE RIGHT ASSOCIATION OF FRIENDS AND WATCH WHAT YOU LISTEN. 

A friend influences your decisions and actions greatly, therefore have good friends. Christian brothers and sisters will encourage you to always conduct yourself in a manner that is become of a Christian. Music, movies and other forms of information can corrupt our attitude, one must be careful with these. 

Finally, the goal of this write is to make you know that there is a way a believer is expected to conduct his or herself in speech to the glorification of God.

God bless you!