Don’t Worry Yourself At All

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A random lady met me this evening and said, “Don’t worry yourself at all.” 

For the sake of confidentiality, I will not mention some facts. But suffice it to say, she sees me every week, she rarely knows much about me, she lights up when she sees me, she calls me “Maureen” and she likes talking about so many little things. A happy cheerful lady she always is. 

Anyway I met her today and of course she was talking about the weather, about this and that. I just listened like I always do. In the midst of her chatter, she suddenly said to me, “Don’t worry yourself at all.” I laughed and was really surprised to say the least. But… I was touched. It was some calm reassuring words from the least expected. It made me happy.

Has it ever happened to you? Receiving help, healing, a word of encouragement, strength or support from the least expected? I bet it has.

And you know, that’s one of the dynamics of following God. Sometimes God speaks or even sends help through the least expected, through the people we look down upon and feel they’ve got nothing to give. 

God spoke through a donkey to Balam and God had to open his eyes for him to understand what was going on. 

We have to learn to listen to everyone, it is a mark of great humility and a willing heart when we allow God to speak to us through any means He seems appropriate. Most times we may lose a destiny helper or a blessing because we are waiting for God to speak in a loud bang of miracles and visions. God may still help us through another means but that may take longer than we anticipated. We must stop limiting God and His power. If we say we trust God, then we have to prove it and open our hearts to him rather than be selective hearers. 

God can change our lives, our thoughts and our narrowed perceptions through any means he deems fit. But most times through the least expected. Through those we don’t regard much or even those we feel we are better than. All we need to do is to prayerfully ask God to confirm it if He is the one speaking. If we open our hearts to Him, He certainly will respond. 

And tonight, I will not worry at all. God has got my back. 

“Instead, God chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And he chose things that are powerless to shame those who are powerful. 1 Cor 12:27”

Shalom🌹🌹

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The Beauty of Marriage

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“To be your wedded wife,
To have and to hold,
For better and for worse,
In sickness and in health,
No matter what comes our way,
Till death do us part”

Notes:
These were not shallow words that were said casually, instead they were meant to be true vows of love and commitment before God and men. It truly grieves my heart at the rate of divorce and separation stories we hear daily. We live in an age where commitment in marriage is no more encouraged. It’s no more “for better or for worse, instead couples bolt out at the slightest provocation. If in our times, divorce rates are high, how would our children cope in their own time? It gives me the shudders.

For every home going through challenging times, I pray God will rekindle their first love for each other and give them the grace to forgive each other and the wisdom to work through their differences harmoniously.

To us all, show us afresh the beauty and sweetness of marriage, Amen.”

Daily Prompt: Shallow

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P – Prayer, Perseverance and Patience

Pray about your dreams, your aspirations and how far you want to go in life. Pray about every detail of your plan. Don’t take anything for granted, pray about it.

Does your plan involve writing? Pray for unprecedented inspiration, wisdom, articulated thoughts , creativity, availability of time and resources, etc.

Does your dream involve job creating? Pray for your staff, the building, sourcing of equipment, legal and licensing issues, the local authority or whoever you need to see in furtherance to your plans, etc. Does your plan involve personal growth? Family issues? Your children? Your business/company? Your studies? Your walk with God? Your ministry? Whatever it may be, pray about it.
God is interested in every bit of our lifes and is never too bored with the details. You may say you don’t know how to pray, just take your plans, kneel down and talk to God about them. That’s all there is to it. Pray to Him and empty your desires and deep wishes to Him. “When we delight ourselves in the Lord, He gives us the desires of our hearts” -Psalms 37:4.

Perseverance and Patience. I have to briefly reiterate this point again, you need to persevere in prayer and in waiting. Every good thing takes a while to materialise. Be patient, don’t be in a hurry and miss vital issues and/or opportunities. In time, your patience, perseverance and prayers would surely pay off because somehow and in someway, God still answers prayers.

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Love Conquers

Listen,
I don’t want to judge you
I don’t want to criticize you

I know,
You have your reasons
You have to tell me one day

After all,
You don’t judge a book by its cover
You don’t judge a story by the author

So now,
For my sake I will still love you
For love conquers all

Daily Prompt: Criticize, Conquer

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