Getting To Know You By Heart

I have learnt to give people
The benefit of the doubt
To discover who they are
It’s always immature
And somewhat lack of insight
When we make up our minds
About people
Before we actually meet them

At times we size them up
Clothes, hair, shoes, phone, car…
And make up our minds
On how to relate with them
Without actually meeting,
Interacting or
Getting acquainted with them

God chose David
Because of his ruddy looks?
No. But because of his heart
God knew David by heart
God expects same from us

It’s a great noble virtue,
An honourable gesture
When we make effort
To look beyond the physical,
The colourful razzmatazz
And get right down to the basics
To get to know people by heart

The heart is the mirror
To who we really are

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Giving

Giving.
It’s not about the gift
It’s a lot about the giver
We tend to applaud and adulate
Those who give more, but
At times we disregard
Those who gave so little
It’s human nature
A natural human tendency
But, it’s not how God intended

Jesus applauded the widow
Who gave little out of nothing
To teach us a valuable lesson
The widow desired to give
Her heart longed to give
Hence, her meagre possession
Was not a deterrent
Jesus knew she gave from
The heart, her heart only

We have to learn to thread cautiously
When we applaud gifts and givers
Every gift is important
More-so every giver
Thankfully it is God who rewards
He rewards the heart
Not the pocket
He blesses motives
Not the charismatic moves
We must learn not to judge a giver
By the measure of his gift
But by the motives and intents
Of his hidden heart

When we master this skill
We will realise how important it is
To appreciate and praise every giver
With true heart-felt words of gratitude
Despite the size of their gift

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Souls Aflame

Revival
Must result to
Reform.

If not,
It is merely
An expression of
Enthusiasm,
An outburst of
Emotionalism,
And a display of
Entertainment.

We must not only
Get rid of the
Old life,
But also make
Great efforts to
Take up the
New life;

We must make Jesus
The Core,
The Crux and
The Cornerstone
Of our lives.

Revive us indeed, Lord.

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Temporal Insanity

At times I’m foolish
At times, ungrateful
I go off a tangent
I walk out on You
In search of fool’s gold
Exploring my insanities
Temporarily I am my king
Temporarily I am for me

Your endless Love
In close pursuit, relentless
Many times I change
You remain the same
Forgive my temporal insanity
Lord I’m Yours
Always Yours

(A Poem of Sorts)

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God Leads Us Along

Some through the waters, some through the flood
Some through the fire, but all through the blood
Some through great sorrow, but God gives a song
In the night season and all the day long
(A beautiful encouraging song by Gaither Vocal Band)

God is not after the mistakes we’ve made, nor is He interested in our past errors. He is never quick to apportion blame. He is gracious in mercy. These mistakes may cause pain, hurt and some disappointment. Tears may rain down our cheeks endlessly as we sit and ponder in the deafening silence on the outside and the great hurt we feel inside.

Therein in that pain He wants us to come to Him, no, to RUN to Him with arms wide open. To take His hand and let Him hold, comfort and lead us through it all.
Until we let Him, He cannot come in. He’s a gentle Spirit, He doesn’t demand by force.

No one may truly understand what we’re going through but we must be rest assured, God surely does. Only Him can heal, help and restore.

Only God can mend a broken heart. When that heart is given to Him.

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Hold It Captive

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“We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” 2 Corinthians 10:5

Before that thought becomes an action
Before that thought settles as a mindset
Hold it captive

C- Close every door and make it a prisoner. Lock it up, and subject it to critical scrutiny and gruelling questions. 

A – Agenda: Find out it’s motive, aim and agenda. What will it achieve?

P – Pass it through the fire of God’s word. Is it true, just, worthy and of good report?

T – Test it on yourself. Ask yourself- what if the tables were turned? If someone else said that or thought that about me, how would I feel?

I – Investigate: find out its true source and please ask it “WHO SENT YOU??!!”

V – Verify your findings and be objective with the results you receive. 

E – Evaluate the aftermath and consequences of letting it out. Will it threaten, steal, kill and destroy or will it bring life, health and healing. 

Then take the appropriate godly action. Make it obey Christ. We are always in charge of our thoughts. 

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What Humans Want

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What I wanted
Never came
What I needed
Ever present

What I yearned for
Trickled out of my hands
What I didn’t realise I needed
Tenaciously committed itself to me

Pain, loss and heartbreak 
They have a way of showing us 
What’s truly important and
What we really need

#what humans want 

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GOD IS.

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Who told the stars to twinkle at night?
How did the babbling bubbly brook
Know its boundaries?
Who told Autumn to come after Summer?
Who affixed the great blue skies
Securely above, as if with a glue?

Who told the trees to breath in carbon?
And breath out oxygen?
Then who made man to breath in oxygen
And breath out carbon?

Who told the rains… the birds…

GOD IS.

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X – Exercise is Exhausting #AtoZ 2018

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Exercise is exhausting,
So let’s run a mile,
Let’s skip a rope,
Do some press-ups,
And work those abs,
Sweat out the fat,
And ride our bikes;
When tiredness hits,
Take a break,
There’s no denying…

Exercise is exhausting

#atoz challenge

#virtues, vices & stuff

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T – Tempests Are Testimonies #AtoZ 2018

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It’s quite ironical how we extract motivation from situations that are unfavourable.

We switch our minds and tone our thoughts towards survival instincts. Somewhere, somehow, from within; from our faith in God and in our self-confidence, we draw unflinching strength and poise.
We turn that negative situation into rocket fuel that catapults us to new possibilities, new heights, new realms and a whole newness of oomph.

At times, we cry and ask questions, seeking answers we know may not be there. But once we get back on our feet, we emerge like butterflies, out of their cocoon, ready to face the world, ready to emphatically stand our ground firm and strong.

Through these trials, tests, tempers and tempests, we discover our passion and many a times, our problems become our life ministries. Through pain, we discover purpose. Instead of staying defeated, we arise from the ashes and convert those cries, those rejections, wasted years, pain, hurt, etc. into philanthropistic ventures.
A book, a blog, a charity, a foundation, a school, an office, a new law or political inclinations many times are born out of adverse situations.

It’s not unusual.
It’s not vague.
It’s a human thing.
We want change.
We desire change.
We seek change.

Hence, it’s a pattern worthy of note that many of us, through God can and has turned our trials, tests, tempers and tempests into testimonies and testimonials.

#atoz challenge

#vague

#virtues, vices & stuff

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Trustees of A Mundane Heart

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Emotions,
Fragments of thoughts,
Colours swirling,
Changing;
We are fighting a vortex,
A tug of war,
In furtive glances
Searching,

For sympathisers;
Alone, committed to
Choices;

Trustees of a mundane heart,
We are.

sympathise

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“Why?”

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Children sometimes profusely asks,
“Why?”
They never get tired;
Yet, this word produces in us
A bitter taste the older we get;

Children wonder about everything
But adults wonder about specifics-
Love, pain, suffering, hope,
Adults ask and worry about tomorrow;

Sometimes, “Why?” has an answer,
Sometimes, no answer at all exists,

At such times,
Let us stop worrying
Let us start trusting;

Not worrying about tomorrow,
But trusting that our tomorrow,
Is in the safe, steady Hands of God.

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Making Memories, Making Mistakes

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Dance into the night
Write your sweet poems
Let words take flight

Another year ran away,
Hear, her sister comes,
Riding fast on the wings of Hope
Many people await her coming

We cried, we danced, we loved,
We lived, we played, we fought
We believed, we prayed, we dreamt
We worked, we searched, we slept

Finally we shall sleep again tonight
To honour the last sleep of the year
To wake up to many rosy days,
Many thorny days; to wake up, alive

Finally we bid farewell to yesterday
But not to its bittersweet memories
Gallantly, we ride into the morrow,
Into the New Year, our New Hope

To do that which we always do,
Growing old and growing wiser;
Making memories, making mistakes,
Learning from them.

finally

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What Do You See?

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You can only write your words
From your perspective,
You can only live your life
From your perspective,
You can only be a saint
A superhero, a thug or a friend
From your perspective,

You can only be who you want to be,
Who you think you should be,
Who you aspire to be,
The best you want to be,
From the angle of what you see;

So, what do you see?
What are you looking at?

saintly

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Yesterday. Today. Tomorrow.

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Just like Yesterday
Today will go,
Just like Today
Tomorrow will come,

What have I done Yesterday?
What am I doing Today?
What will I do Tomorrow?

Choices. Choices. Choices.
Decisions. Decisions.
Time. Actions. Inactions. Consequences

Today is the Tomorrow I was waiting for Yesterday.

tomorrow 

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Hearts of Gold #2

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He looks hard and stern
Unfriendly by his looks,
Walls of defence all around,
Get closer! And see,
He is soft, pure and lovely,
With a noble heart of gold,
Always a great friend,
And no less a human

His stern unappealing shell
A facade on purpose
A defence from heartbreakers,
I will open my eyes to see no none
By the looks of their faces
May we interact with each other
Based on the fruits of our works

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Hearts of Gold

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Good intentions
When not backed up by action
Does no good

Good intentions
They are good in themselves
But not just enough

Good intentions
When complemented with requisite action
Resonates more in people’s hearts

Good intentions
Good actions
Always effect great changes

People, posterity and generations unborn
Will judge our actions, not our intentions
No matter how noble.

You may have a heart of gold,
But, so does a hard boiled egg.

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