Monday, November 30, 2009

Meaningful

If you are like me I want to finish the year in a bang and be thankful for what I have achieved. In my own eyes sometimes I don’t feel like I have done much but when I hear of what my family and friends appreciate about me I know I have done much. So as you tie off your threads for the year look around you and do something out of the ordinary for your friend or family. In short I am saying end this year with a bang and do something meaningful to another person and that will add joy and fulfillment than you have ever seen.
In poetry I will probably say this
There is more meaning to life when you give
Meaningful time and energy to a friend
It is what you do to your family that will make them know you
You may try to say I love you my daughter
But she will not know it until you do an act of love
You can say to a son I love you
But if you miss his football game
He may not even think you mean it
Your toddler will love you more for telling a bed time story
Than when you leave the house for any other errands
A friend will remember you were the only one on his or her beside
When he/she was sick and needed help to get up
She will remember a fruit arrangement that came on time
When she could not cut and peel a cantaloupe
A stranger will be thankful for your kindness
All this takes a heart that wants to add meaning
To a day that belongs to you but with love you give it away

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Believe

The only thing I know how to do is believe.
When my road gets thick,
And the forest gets dark and the sun sets on me.
The only thing I know to do is believe
Believe that it will get better
Believe that the sun will shine again
Believe I can dream and it will come to pass
I raise up my faith and fuel it with an unfeigned hope
Knowing that hope will not make me ashamed
And when I believe I can smile and laugh
In the midst of no where I can rejoice
With a body that is full of fatigue
And unbalanced ground levels if I can believe
The impossible will be possible
And I can as well take out the word impossible
out of my mouth
Because I believe; I can mount up higher
I can soar with eagles and fly high in the sky
Because I believe, I can move mountains with faith
Ye I believe, that's the only thing I know I can do
And no one can take it away from me
Yes I believe; I believe, I believe!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Time to Change

It is always fascinating for me how time flys and another year will come and go so easy just like a passing shadow. There is not much to show for the time you spent if you don’t use your time wisely. My grandfather taught me that,” Procrastination is a thief of time and it will lead you to the city of never.” As the year, month or each day come to a close examine your use of time. Take note of the things you have put aside, but you could have done them, think about the opportunities you missed. I know you can not buy back your time but if you have another day or another year you can change and make your time profitable to you and to those that are around you.

Friday, November 27, 2009

“Kindness”

“Be kind to strangers”, my mother told me.
“You never know who some one is until you know them.”
I used to think that was just my mama teaching me kindness, least did I know that today I would meet the most mean person I have ever met. This man did not care who I was, it felt like he was treating me like some unwanted basement mouse. What helped me was I am comfortable in my skin and within I was standing tall, outwardly I was dressed professionally in one of my power suits. I am well groomed, so I knew how to hold my reigns; while my mind was working and I thought in the old days in the village, elders used to teach children to treat strangers with all honor and respect because they assumed a stranger might be an angel visiting. If I was an angel carrying a blessing I would have definitely withheld it from this man.
Isn’t it surprising that in our world today we have mastered networking to some extend but there are some professionals who feel like they own the whole world when they are in an office or holding a title, but as the old saying goes, each dog has it’s day it is true that a man can be on the driving seat one moment and the next moment the very man he looked down upon will be his master, so be careful and treat all man like they are royalty because they are…in their territory.
"Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and
responsibility to give something back by becoming more."
Anthony Robbins

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Smile!

O what an Ah-ha! moment to remember it doesn’t cost me anything to smile. Sadness melted away when I smiled and the sunshine beamed on my soul and my spirit was lifted up and I began to soar higher and higher. Elevated now I can see how much attitude is keeping me on this platform with a bird’s eye view the mountains that were humongous in the valley are tiny rocks, the river that was flooding on me have become like a creeping creek. There is a gold mine of strength in a happy countenance, grace, peace and life. A merry heart is the medicine for all times. This is what I have said, but hear what the wisest man that ever lived has to say in proverbs.
Proverbs 15:13 A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.
Proverbs 17:22 A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.
Proverbs 18:14 The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?
At all cost I will have a merry heart, a cheerful countenance, and I will not allow sadness, depression or anything to break my spirit. I will not bear a wounded spirit, like I said I will not be subdued..!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thanksgiving

In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 1 Thessalonians 5v18 (King James Version)
If the heart is thankful, giving thanks is not hard but if there are seeds of ungratefulness it will be hard for you to give thanks. You may say what is there in my life that I can thank him for, let me say just a few, the fact that you woke up this morning and you still have your breathe that alone is a miracle to thank him for; life is a great gift you can never be able to repay. Thank him that you are in your right mind, in good health, with a place to lay your head etc. You are blessed and if you are thankful you will not be discouraged. Thankful people are always filled with goodness and loaded with benefits. It is a Thanksgiving day, think of all he did for you this year … if you make a list or get out your journal, you will be amazed at his goodness. Your year might have been filled with thorns but I know that even roses do have thorns but when you get to the rose you will forget the thorns. Dare to thank God today and thank him always for his goodness and mercy, his loving kindness and great love.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Don’t Dig Your Own Grave.

I walked a long distance after having a major surgery and then the following days were marked with a lot of pain of which I realized I had pushed myself into it. Then as I was musing I saw a different picture of a daily routine that a man can inflict himself and walk or run a distance way off than it’s expected of him and at the end of the day over burden or over work himself to his death or to a place that will take him longer to recover.
As you work each day make every day a master piece but work with wisdom, do not depend solely on your physical strength. Spreading yourself too thin and overworking will just help you dig your own grave. Honestly what will it help you to spend all your time at work and not enjoy your family or life if you are single? If you spread yourself too thin no one will really feel your influence. If you give a minute to your wife another to a sister and so on; reaching 24 people assuming you give yourself a minute to sleep I tell you that everyone including you will realize how insane that is. Of course I have exaggerated this one but how far or how long do you stretch yourself in meaningless distances that you cover each day?

Monday, November 23, 2009

Faithful

Did you know that God is faithful even in the small things that we take for granted; He is faithful. There is no day that we woke up and discover that God had forgotten to light the world, there are days you forgot to pray or you just did not know how to pray but he still came to your rescue when you gave him a desperate call. Can you see that he is faithful. Whether you have done anything on your part or you haven’t he remains faithful. How beautiful it will be if we all could be faithful, I believe that if we are truly faithful then the king will pull out his records of your faithfulness and ask like the king in the book of Esther, who had to find out if anything good was done to the man Mordecai who had been faithful to serve his life. I like the fact that the books of records were opened and this man was found worth to be honored and his situation was turned around.
Can you take a minute to think on how God has been faithful to you and then toss the coin and think of how you have been faithful to him? My dear friends...think about it….Selah. If you have been faithful then I want to assure you that God does not forget your labor of love as sure as Job had his day of blessings you will have your own. Your faithfulness and his combined ignite him; who is already a consuming fire, to work it out for you. He will turn every rock that needs to be turned just to show you he will not fail the faithful.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

He is Real

I was listening to a song and the choir was singing “He is Real” And then I thought how often we forget that God is a real, real God. He wants to touch your life where you are aching, he wants to provide for all your needs and He wants to exalt you beyond measure. Can you imagine that He is the God that loved us so much that, “He did not spare his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things.” Romans8v32 Think of it, is there anything that God can withhold from you? So why don’t you hope for more, believe God and raise up your faith knowing that Jesus is your hope of glory and God will not with-hold any good thing from you. That’s why today you can’t give up on anything. I ask you never to quit but obtain an unquenchable hope that will release faith in you and you can receive all you want. Never take no for an answer, refuse to be refused. Peace perfect peace to you. Shalom!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Friendly

I got a deeper understanding today that it is worthy it, to be friendly and kind. For real it pays to be friendly you will not go without a friend. I mean a real friend; a friend when you are in need is a friend indeed. I know it is more blessed to give than to receive but today I was refreshed by a friend who reminded me how much I have been there for him and his family, a friend that called and told me how much she loves me, another that emailed and said I am praying for you, a sister that told me how much she cares, a brother that reminded me I can not be subdued, a dad and mum that said we got your back, Jesus who is interceding for me daily the list has no end all these are my friends that I have been friendly to, with joy and peace I can smile and say I want to be always friendly. Will you?

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Today's Lesson from the Poet Series2


“A Slam-dunk”

There is a basket of strength that I tap into but I must keep it full, because it does not function well half full. I learned to maximize my strength. I looked around and gathered up myself because when I am weak I am strong, my weaknesses were turned around in the face of adversity, I faced every threat with tenacity and I focused my ball into my basket of strength. I was shooting from my knees and I followed through with my hand in cheerful praise launching out the greatest opportunities that have never been visible to me. It was an ease victory after all…2 Corinthians 12:9 (King James Version)And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Today's Lesson from the Poet Series1

“An Unexpected Day”
I woke up this morning feeling pretty fine, least did I know what my day held. It was a regular routine to the doctor’s office but I ended up in an image tunnel, they called it a CT scan. The diagnosis brought a totally new landscape of my schedule; in short I am scheduled for an immediate surgery. O how life can twist in a moment. When the news was broken in my ears, all I could say was, “I know God has a perfect plan for me, I know he thinks good towards me, I know he has been good to me and with him all things are possible to them that believe”. I lifted up my voice of faith like a mighty shield and began to confess; “It is well with me, it is well, it is well! I will stand still and see the salvation of the Lord.”
This was the reason my blog was not updated for a while but now I am recovering all is well, all is well. I believe you will learn something from these daily postings that no matter what the day brings for you can afford to relax if you trust God because he reigns and he has the final word.