Why?

Why is water wet?
What are shadows made of?
Who can sleep with the moon?
What is the colour of the wind?
Why is the sun yellow?
Why do men fall sick?
Why do men die?
Why? Why? Why?

Everyday we ask questions
Everyday we are seeking answers
We may not have ALL the answers
But we have an assurance
A godly Hope
Of life in Christ and
Life eternity with Him
We are assured He will answer us
When we see Him face to face

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Hope

Hope.

It is the silver shaft of sun breaking
through the storm-darkened sky

It is the words of comfort
in the Intensive Care Unit

The first spring bird
perched on a snow-covered twig

The finished line in sight

It is a rainbow, a song,
A loving touch

Hope is knowing God
and resting in His love

Notes from NIV Life Application Study Bible page 1480

Beautiful & inspirational, isn’t it?

Shalom 🌹🌹

Faith or Fear

They didn’t cry
Neither did they fret
They didn’t blame each other
They supported each other
Doubt and fear lurked at every corner
The dark cell magnified their situation
Death was just hours away;
Their backs against the wall
Their faith was tested to the very limit
Paul and Silas were helpless in themselves
Yet they trusted in the Lord
As their faith stood strong,
Hymns and prayers was all they had
And that was all they gave to Him

Suddenly, the prison doors flew open
Every chain fell to the ground
And God gave them victory!

In this dark hour
When all hope and help seems lost
And your faith is extremely tried
What do you have to give
To the Breaker of Chains?
What will you do?
What will you give in to?
Faith or fear?

(See Acts 16:25-34)

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Stand Up & Fight

A life worth living
Is a life worth fighting for
Don’t be afraid you will lose the fight
Don’t be afraid of the fight
Don’t be afraid of failing
But
Be terrified of never trying
Be terrified of the regrets of
“What would have happened if I tried?”

Martin Luther King Jnr fought
Martin Luther the Reformist fought
Mose fought
David fought
Peter fought
The early Church fought
Jesus Christ died fighting

They all fought, some died fighting and some didn’t. But they fought for what they believed in and they all won even though some of them were not around to see the results of their fight.

Don’t be afraid to fight!

Don’t run away from the fight because others did.
Don’t back down because others failed.
Your storyline is different and your end would likely be different. But how would you know what the end holds if you back down now and quit.

So fight!
Fight for your dreams, for your health,
Fight for your family, for your children.
Fight for your career, for your future.
Fight for your life!
Don’t give in to fear.

My story
I have been afraid to fail again because I failed twice.
I have been afraid to try because of my past mistakes.
My fear crippled me and held me bound.
Then I asked myself, how many times did Thomas Edison failed?
I will fight! I will not be afraid to fail.
I’m breaking out from this bondage of fear.
I will stand my ground!
I will stand up!
I will stand firm!
And fight for what I believe, what I am passionate about because I believe it’s worth fighting for! And I know who I am!

“I’m no longer a slave to fear
I am a Child of God” (Jonathan & Melissa Helser)

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Finally, Focus On Your Own Journey

Focus on your own journey
Have a healthy competition
Don’t be obsessed with been better
Don’t despise those you are better than
Don’t be arrogant because you are better
Don’t be timid because you’re not better
Every one is on their own journey

On this journey of life,
There will always be winding roads,
Slopes, roundabouts and turns
Traffic hold ups and traffic lights
Hazard lights and accidents
Don’t let these deter, discourage or derail you
Life is never a smooth journey
Life is never a straight course

And so I tell myself,
Focus on your own journey
Get to your own destination
Complete your own targets
Achieve your own goals

Bumps and traffic lights come and go
But the car that keeps driving
Always gets to its destination

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Focus On Your Own Journey (3)

Faster cars overtook me
I also overtook slower cars
But I was bothered why
Certain cars could overtake me
I have come to realise this-
In the game of driving
It’s all about
Overtaking and been overtaken
A car will always be in front of you
Another will always be behind you.
No firsts or lasts.
Then a voice said to me,

“In the journey of life, some will be better and ahead of you, you will be better and ahead of others. No firsts no lasts. Each joins the queue immediately they are born into the journey of life. Each joins when their own time comes”

I continued my journey

(To be continued)

Bumps and traffic lights come and go
But the car that keeps driving
Always gets to its destination 

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When All Is Done

When all is done
And there is nothing else to do
When time catches up with you
And all day you sit
To reminisce on the yonder years
When all black or golden has turned gray or white
And all smooth has wrinkled up

How will you be remembered?
What will you leave behind?

Will your legacy be like the dew
Disipating as quickly as it came
Will your gifts to humanity
Be like the sun, always shinning
Reminding us everyday
About your beautiful heart

How will we be remembered?
What will we leave behind?

God has entrusted you
With a gift for us all
Don’t be stingy
Don’t die with yours
– Goodheart

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Focus On Your Own Journey (2)

Another car drove past me.
I followed it on a steady pace.
It took the same route I would have taken,
We seemed to be going in the same direction,
After 7 minutes, the car took a left turn,
I followed it and went left too.
I had to stop.
That was not my own route.
Then a voice said to me,

“Follow other cars when you can. Learn how they tackle bumps. But have the courage to stop and say ‘No’ when their journey deviates from yours.
Focus on your own journey”

I reversed and continued on my journey.

(To be continued)

Bumps and traffic lights come and go
But the car that keeps driving
Always gets to its destination 

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Focus On Your Own Journey (1)

Driving on the motorway
Hitting 60miles per hour,
Suddenly a car sped past me
Honked me, indirectly saying,
“Move away slow snail”
I reacted.
I increased my speed.
I must retake my position from him!
The more I sped, the more he did!
He veered into the first lane.
A cross junction. Traffics lights.
Red lights. We stopped.
Amber! Green!
Now my time has come,
To quickly hit the gas, but
He turned left and continued his trip.
Anticlimactic emotions.
Then a voice said to me,

“Stop worrying about those who are not on the same journey with you. Drive your own car.
Focus on your own journey.”

I continued my journey

(To be continued)

Bumps and traffic lights come and go
But the car that keeps driving
Always gets to its destination

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Helplessness

Seeing someone in need
You look deep down
You don’t have what it takes
To render help…
The best you can do is
Pray.
The only thing yiu do is
Pray
Even though you ask
Is praying enough?

Helplessness is a lonely place
Where no one should be

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What Hope Is There??

What hope is there for the Church?
What will be its end?

When her leaders are just boys
Inexeperienced, imature
With bogus titles without portfolios;
When her ministers are little lads
Scampering about and desperately
Longing for the crumps of favours
Off men’s tables;
When sychophancy and hypocrisy
Are presented as self-sacrifice;
When little boys point and poke
At the faces of the fathers
Who taught them how to walk;
When men pleasers would nod in silence
In the face of a blatant evil
Rather than speak the truth
And be God pleasers;

What hope is there for the Church?
When men talk and talk and talk
And never know when to stop
But rarely lifts a finger to do;
When the blessings of the cross is preached
But the sufferings therein not taught.

I wonder.

Come Lord Jesus, come quickly

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True Colours Never Lie

Ain’t we all but colours
Different shades truly revealing
Some red and feisty
Others blue and mellow
Some white with purest hearts
Others in brown conniving thoughts
Some, pinky sporty and sanguine
Others purple, in total control
Some yellow warm and friendly
Others in dark green envy

Colours, shades and hues
Though masked and hidden
In time, with time,
Will inevitably unravel itself

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If Only We All Had Face Stickers

This is message a friend sent to me today. I think it’s worth sharing.

A car ahead was moving like a turtle and not giving me way inspite of my continuous honking! I was on brink of losing my cool when I noticed the small sticker on the car’s rear!

“Physically challenged; Please be patient.”

And that changed everything!!
I immediately went calm and slowed down!!

In fact, I got a little protective of the car and the driver!!!
I reached home a few minutes late, but it was ok!
And then it struck me.

Would I have been patient if there was no sticker?
Why do we need stickers to be patient with people!?

Will we be more patient and kind with others
If people had labels pasted on their foreheads?

Labels like ——

“Lost my job” ,
“Fighting cancer”,
“Going through a bad divorce”,
“Struggling with depression”,
“Suffering emotional abuse”,
“Lost a loved one”,
“Feeling worthless”,
“Broken hearted”
“Financially broken”

….and more like these!!

Everyone is fighting a battle we know nothing about or probably know little about.

The least we can do is try to be patient.

Roses on Thorns

He who goes to pluck roses
Must get ready to be pricked

Today I trimmed the roses in my garden. Despite my best efforts to stay out the thorns’ way, I got pricked several times. Looking at them now, I can appreciate their beauty and elegance. However , I learned two valuable lessons from the task.

1. It is foolhardy to embark in a project or get involved with things without thinking of the underlying consequences. If one must succeed, we have to count the cost of what it would take to achieve our venture.

Starting something without proper evaluation of what lies ahead is the same as attempting to pluck a rose flower without due consideration to the thorns around it.

2. Roses are one of the most beautiful flowers on earth with a cool sweet fragrance. But to pick those roses is not a job for the lily-livered. You must learn how to navigate the prickly razor-sharp thorns. Hence, despite been pricked, I carried on with the job until I got my roses.

Watching them as they beautifully adorned my living room gave me so much joy and great sense of accomplishment. Even my children were ecstatic about them.

For anything worth doing, for any rose worth picking, there will always be the thorns and tussles of life. Discouragements and disappointments are bound to occur. To achieve what you set out to do, you must set your eyes on the prize. Stop at nothing, let no thorn stop you until you have your “roses”.

And when you finally achieve your goal, sit down and enjoy that awesome joy and sense of accomplishment.

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