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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One With You

Lead me
Through the doorway
Along
Narrow corridors
Of the King’s pathway
Plant my feet
On Calvary Hill
Where Love
Kissed Mercy
Set my gaze
On Your holy Face
Your peace
Enshrouding
My longing heart
Speak with me
In a still small Voice
Make me one
With Your heart

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Don’t Stop Believing

Don’t stop believing in yourself.
Don’t stop believing in God
Who makes all things possible
And beautiful in His time.

Don’t stop believing
In your dream,
In who you truly want to be.

All around you
A ton of brick walls,
Nothing seems to work,

All you have now is nothing
But your faith,

Hold on to that faith
Tenaciously

Don’t let it go
Don’t stop believing in yourself

Dream. Desire. Achieve

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Then The Rains Came

Spring is here!
But the rains came today too
It started out a sunny day
It ended up wet and rainy
And so is life

Does it mean Spring is gone?
Does it mean the sun rays are hidden forever?
Will the rain make Spring go away
For good? No
And so is life

We may set up goals, plans and projects
We were hopeful in January
We had faith, we believed
But… rain is here, in March
Set backs, disappointments, failings

It’s not time to hang up that dream
It’s not time to press that quit button
A little rain cannot stop Spring
Neither can a setback stop you
Life is in seasons; Spring, Summer…

And so is your life

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When I Fall

When I fall I let myself go
When I cry I don’t hold back
When I dance I am free
At Your feet, Your rest is mine

You catch me when I fall
You hold me when I cry
You lift me when I dance
At Your feet, Your peace is mine

You are my Shield
You are my Great Comforter
(You comfort me like no one ever does)
You are my Saviour
At Your feet, I am home

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Precious Is He

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Unto you that believes
He is precious
(1 Peter 2:7)

Oh the day I called His name
Sin and self, my only game
Until He took me by the hand
Rescued me from unholy bands
Redemption! His gift to me
Liberated! His love to be
My Precious, My Saviour, He lives
Evermore, in Him I believe

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The Horsemen

 

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The tides are turning 
The horsemen are coming,
That which was once afar
That has caught up at last,
Folded tools to digging holes
Folded shirts to sweaty hands,
Hardy Horsemen!
Emissaries of Strength!
Bearing hope to feeble strides!
Bearing faith to doubtful hearts!
We waited, we prayed
We believed, we planned,
Time and his horsemen are coming
Harbingers of dreams come true;

We dared to believe in God
We dared to stand and fight 
We shall do our part 
When Time comes
Will surely do His part, Our God

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P – Prayer is Powerful #AtoZ 2018

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Prayer is powerful!
Power to love in the midst of hate
Power to give though in lack
Power to overcome when tempted
Power to obey  Jesus
Prayer is profitable!
Wisdom, profitable to guide
Grace, profitable to strengthen
Mercy, profitable to save
All are available through prayer
Oh! That men would pray to God
For the more you pray
The more of God’s presence in you,
The more you’re changed
To be like Him
Oh that men would pray to God

A prayerless christian is powerless christian
For those who refuse to pray to God
To the enemy, they become a palatable prey

Prayer is powerful!

see

#atoz challenge

#virtues, vices & stuff

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Our Effectual Delivery Man

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Letters ain’t missing,
Words ain’t lost,
God has them,
Tears ain’t forgotten,
Hearts ain’t broken,
God heard them,
Prayer-
Our delivery man.
Effectual. Efficacious.
Next day delivery?
Immediate delivery.

Daily Prompt: Delivery

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Angels In Disguise

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Soft whispers to God,
“Teach me to read, to write,
To understand the wonders
Of Your creation”,
He answered my prayer-
He sent me an angel in disguise,
He gave me a teacher.

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Poet’s Notes:
I have to find patience and wisdom everyday to manage 2 children. So I sincerely applaud those who have to manage 30 children every day, 5 days a week. Teachers really do amazing jobs both in teaching and in role modelling.

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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Do You Have A Happy Place?

Do u have a happy place?
I have a happy place, a peaceful corner, my quiet hour with the Lord.
Sometimes I go in with a heavy mind, with all my worries, frets and struggles.

Do you know what happens in there?
Let me tell you what happens in there-
I lay all my fears and doubts in there.
I lay all my frustrations and shortcomings in there.
I entrust all my plans and hopes in His care.
I entrust all my visions and passions in His care.
I listen for His still small voice in there.
I listen for His instructions and corrections in there.
I embrace His forgiveness and mercy in there.
I embrace His grace and peace in there.

Do u have a happy place?
Do you have a happy place, a peaceful corner, a quiet hour with the Lord?
When I come out, I’m happy as a bunny, as light as a feather, no qualms.

Daily Prompt: Qualm

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Lean on Me, Child

Despair and despondency as you hit the peak of your worst nightmare,
You reach out in search of hope, but, you’re like the blind, groping in the dark,
Lost in blank empty thoughts, tears well up and stream down your face endlessly,
Everything you believed in and worked for has crumbled, like a pack of dominoes,
The special delicacy you once relished has lost all its sweetness to your palate,
Life in itself has become a daunting unbearable task, a dark lonely road,
You desperately search for a reason to live and carry on, but you find none.

You cry out in tears,
“Hold me close, never let me go. Let me hear Your voice, only You can save me”.

Silence.

Then, He replies,
“I’m closer to you than your next breath, I’m here for you. I will help you go through it and give you strength for every step of your journey, I will not desert you.”
“Lean on Me child and I will give you rest”.

Daily Prompt: Relish

The Search for HopeA Sky for You

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My Lifetime Journey…

He prayed. He sought.
He searched. I’m found.
He looked. I blushed.
He talked. I heard.
He asked. I agreed
His ring. I took.
We hugged. We talked.
We planned. We spent.
We found love. We told families.
We got married. We had babies.
We fought. We argued.
We reconciled. We kissed.
We laugh together.
We cry together.
We work together.
We eat together.
We play together.
We pray together.
Nine years together.
We still love each other.
God brought us together.
Lord, keep us together.

(A poem in honour of my 9th wedding anniversary today. Check here for my other blog posts.)

The Music of his love

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Heaven’s Beautiful Shore

Unfriendly tempests around us assail
As we sail to that Beautiful Shore
With God’s Word to lead us forth
Against each tide we will prevail

How we trust our Father’s hand
To lead His children safely home
Fear not Pilgrim, do journey on
Soon on Heaven’s Shore we shall stand

Sweet Holy Spirit give us strength
Sin does beckon with every tide
Draw us near towards Your side
Dark lusty waves are not our friend

Let heaven’s wind bear us on
May our heartfelt prayers prove our course
Each heart rejoicing with praise to God
When we stand on Heaven’s Beautiful Shore

In response to our daily post word: BeachJourney

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