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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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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I Have A Friend

Oh the beauties
Of pure love and great friendship
When freedom prevailed
And liberty leapt with joy
When words poured seamlessly
And mute was an ancient call
When laughter roared to the skies
As friends reminisced with joy

A good friend is like sweet medicine
Like a fresh daffodil on a Spring morning
Like a cool shade from a gusty breeze
Like a frozen ice cream on a hot Sunday
A gentle smile, a warm hug, hope triumphed

Fights & forgiveness
Cries & joys
Sacrifice, fellowship, love;
A good heart that loves to the end
That’s what makes a good friend great

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Listen To Our Hearts

I’m not one to lack what to say most times and I like people who are bold to say their mind and speak up. In fact my husband asked me one day, do I have to have an opinion about everything?😀

But sometimes I do lack words. At such times I get tired, tongue-tied and helpless before God. I just keep quiet and listen to music. I play one particular song endearing to my heart continuously and repeatedly for a long time, sometimes through out the day while I go deep into the spirit of the song. There I open my heart and communicate with God through that song. I just let my heart do the talking to the only One who can understand it.

Sometimes a few tears roll down, a few words as I just soak in the presence of God through the music. During these times, I’m not really in a talking mood because my whole mind is in that song. And as God speaks I respond. When I’m finished, when the experience comes to an end, I return to my usual dailies broken, healed, happy and greatly strengthened by God. I return a changed person.

I totally and unreservedly enjoy music, it is one medium through which God has spoken to me on several occasions. I love music and I listen to every single word, every sound, beat or drum in the music. I dissect the music and just enjoy the wonders of how each instrument, each ad-lib and each chorus harmonises into a great song. I try to understand the deep meaning behind the words, the rise and falls, the tone of the hunger and thirst for God in the voice of the singer. It’s a powerful tool that needs to be harnessed well when in the hands of the right person.

There are a couple of songs that takes me deep into this experience. This powerfully worded song by United Pursuit is one of them. (Check my previous post here). Check it there and let it draw you closer to God.

Finally, God speaks through so many things around us if we open our hearts and listen. For me, music is one of those ways.

“So listen to our hearts
Hear our spirits sing
A song of praise that flows
From those You have redeemed
We will use the words we know
To tell You what an awesome God You are
But words are not enough
To tell You of out love
So listen to our hearts”
(Listen To Our Hearts – Lyrics by Geoff Moore)

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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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Infinity In A Jar

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Below is a great little inspirational story. It’s one of many great stories I’ve ever read.

It was morning. The teacher came to my room holding a little clay jar.
“A question,” he said. “Can that which is little contain that which is big?”
“No,” I answered.
“Can that which is finite encompass that which is infinite?”
“No,” I said again.
“But it can,” he replied.
“How?”
He lifted the jar and removed the cap from its top.
“It can,” he said. “It can if it’s an open vessel. An open vessel has no limitations. It now can contain the blowing of the wind or the outpouring of the rain. It could even contain the flowing of a river.”
“It would take a long time to contain a river.”
“It could take forever, but the principle is the same.”
“And the reason you’re showing me this…”
“Which is larger, that which you know or that which you don’t know?”
“That which I don’t know, I would think.”
“So then, it’s only wise that you seek that which you don’t know.”
“I guess.”
“But how do you contain that which is bigger than you … that which is bigger than your ability to comprehend?”
“By becoming an open vessel,” I said.
“Yes,” said the teacher. “Only by opening yourself up can you come to know that which you don’t already know. And only by becoming an open vessel can you contain that which is greater than yourself. The truth is always greater than our knowing. Your mind and heart are finite clay jars. But the truth has no end. God has no end. The Eternal is infinite … always flowing.”
“Like the river,” I said.
“Yes,” he said, “but when the jar opens itself, it becomes unlimited. It can contain the waters of the river…

So open now your mind, your heart, and your life. For it is only the open vessel and an open heart that can contain the infinity of God.”

From the Book of Mysteries by Jonathan Cahn 

A Beacon

When I feel wronged, hurt and sad
And find forgiveness too hard
When I feel overwhelmed with pain
And can’t find the exact words to explain
When the future looks hopeless and bleak
And my troubles are at their peak
When temptations assail my mind
And the strength to resist I scarcely find
When there’s so much death in this world
And so many families torn from their beloved

Create within me, Lord, a heart
Of compassion, of empathy
A beacon of hope and truth
A beacon of light and love

Daily Prompt: Create

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Not A Portion, Take All

Not some part of my day
Be in all of it
Not a speck of my time
Take all of it
Not a portion of my heart
Occupy all of it
Not a little of my life
Lord, live through all of it
All the time, everywhere
All the way, anywhere

Daily Prompt: Portion

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I Am Alive

Love,
Like a butterfly
Fluttering inside,
Tickling;
Thick walls of
Resentment,
Bitterness,
Anguish,
Crumbling down

Into pieces,
When I gave
Love,
A free hand, to
Heal
My wounded heart
And
To restore me
Back,
To the beautiful life
I once loved
To live,
So,
Now,
I live,
I am alive,
Because of
Love

Daily Prompt: Bitter

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will you?

if unravel my thoughts
will you think I’m queer?…
if I unravel my past
will you believe in me?…
if I unravel my words
will you desert me?…
if I unravel my heart
will you break it?…
i want to grow
i want to love
i want to excel
i want to unravel me
but…
if I unravel myself
will you love me
for who I am?…
or…
for who you want me to be?… 

will you?… 

Daily Prompt: Unravel

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Just An Ordinary Bloke

Who am I?

I am just an ordinary bloke
With a big heart
Filled with love

Searching,

For that special gal-
To laugh with
To cry with
To make memories with
To cuddle at night

Who would not care
For riches or for cars
But will love me
For who I am

And together

We can build
A future extraordinary

Who am I?

I am just an ordinary bloke
With a big heart
Filled with love

Daily Prompt: Ordinary

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When Love Waits

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Sitting here with him
In silence
Wrapped in his arms
She’s safe
He looked at her
And smiled
She looked at him
And blushed
No words exchanged
In silence
No need for words
Soul mates
They understood each other
One heart
Their hearts were one
One soul
Their souls were one
But
Their bodies
Inflamed with romantic desires
and lustful ecstasy
Would soon be in one
A few days
After their marriage vows
Such decision
Not for luck nor for fame
A noble act
In honour of their promise
To wait
To wait for the right time
A noble act
To honour their love for each other
To honour God

Daily Prompt: Luck, Lust
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Un-choke Me Darling

I can’t see
I can’t breathe
You’re choking me
You’re words are choking me
You’re words are killing me
Choking me softly
Choking me silently
Killing my love
Killing my heart

Help me
Rewind the clock
Unsay your words
Take them back

My tears are endless
My heart is bleeding
My knees are feeble
My mind is weak
Take back your words
Take away my heartaches
Un-choke me darling
Un-kill my love

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Give Me A Reason

Give me a reason
Give me a sign
You don’t need a reason
The signs are everywhere
Lift the facade and look within
Beneath the glossy glitters
Dwells a hurting heart
Dwells a sweet soul
In need of loving care
In need of a helping hand
From a faithful friend

“Be the change you want to see around you”- Mahatma Ghandhi

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My Heartbeat

Be on the driving seat
But don’t drive me away
Let your hand feel my heart
Can you feel its tempo?
Each beat quickens when you speak
Draw your heart closer to mine
Can you hear it beat?
Every second it beats
It beats for someone special
It beats for you

Daily Prompt: Quicken

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