Don’t waste money.

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Is money even ever wasted , If one builds a fancy luxurious house and wastes millions, where does this money go. To the company supplying products ,the building company, workers, to other homes.

If our resources went to the maker of Facebook, he might buy a Limousine, the broker will get paid, then the company supplying, and the workers in that company, the money goes back to people, to homes, it goes back to other people.

As you can already tell, I have mostly focused on the rich who rather pay for luxuries. But there is a money circuit, the drunkard may fail to support his family, but the money spent on drinks will go to the family of the bar owner.

Same goes for all the money that goes around, from parents,to the school teachers ,to parents again, whose services the teachers will need either as doctors, lawyers, shopkeepers, then back to the teachers etc .

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I guess it is true that money is really just a medium . Yet this ain’t even of much value to us. It only serves to show our folly and our powerlessness. The game of life sure does have a Master, and we might just be players in a much bigger plan, like someone once said.

I NEED YOU.

P- interest.
Truth is,we can't do without people, they are like water , without them we start to wither. But if I said I can't do without one particular person,I would be a liar ,yet for a moment it's all about that person. See in life, Patience can be Martha's replacement in John's life, Martha can't live without people but she can replace Jerry with Chad. Though people are all special and different, the gaps they leave can always be filled by another.                                  But when we say I need you ,And we are talking to God, It's God or nobody else and nothing else, Not money, not gold, not a million followers ,not a fancy mansion ,Only He can satisfy His place in a life , Only Him. Nobody else.

It’s a common myth that Jesus Christ is angel Michael, the archangel ,the leader of the Lord’s armies , but that may just be untrue. Micheal , like Gabriel might be archangels, leaders of God’s armies, Princes of Princes , but so was Lucifer. And Jesus Christ is God, the Uncreated One. All things were created by God, including angels, but He is the Beginning.

Then war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. Revelation 12:7


Our Need-love for God is in a different position because our need of Him can never end either in this world or in any other. But our awareness of it can, and then the Need-love dies too. C S Lewis.

FAMILY.

Me and my siblings last year.


My relationship with my siblings,
Is odd and interesting too.
My dad once did say we hated each other.
Hey, we are friends alright, when a serie
Or movie we all love is on tv,
When all work is done and we are relaxing,
Then we converse and laugh loud,
And when we are having a great meal,
Then we are best of friends.



But it gets sour so fast,
When we are assuming others have
More snacks than we’ve been given,
When we’ve got alot of work on our hands-
And utmost, are assuming another is doing lesser work than we are,
And then when another doesn’t want to help with work, Or we can’t agree on a show to watch on TV
All this really does happen alot,
And I can tell is that alot of times we are just Angry, just mad people.
All this happens like twice as much as the good stuff.

Truth is, we all look out for ourselves,
But I’m not about to say it’s okay,
I think we take care of ourselves,
But with a selfish self love.

If only there was less greed,
If only we weren’t lazy,
If only we didn’t mind getting less snacks and working more, But who doesn’t mind! If only we didn’t make a big deal of television.
Just maybe we could have known what could have been!
Would we have been better siblings!
I guess we will never know,
But that’s how life is, But we will still be , Siblings for life.

THE GAME OF LIFE.

The rich and the poor
All trapped in it, They say it’s friendships and Family that really Matter in Life, They say be there always , Love alone is worth it.

But if you are poor, You will be scoffed at and ridiculed , they will reject you. If Family is everything,why are we so desperate to run away from them.

In a ” What do you offer! ” kind of Society, it matters that you have something. In our fantasies family is so dear, spending time with children matters more, but in real life, you gotta earn to pay rent or to earn respect.

It’s a rigged game you know , Because in life we are so obsessed with trying to prove we are better than others or we are superior, and people get caught up in the game.We wanna prove ourselves even to family.

In this game,the poor want in, And they help try to convince the rich that they have it all, The rich want out, but they can’t afford it, the price is way too high.

For instance in Africa, a family ,food on the table, a roof over your head is all never enough, you have all that and people still run off to towns to try and achieve more, that’s what Education says to Children,that you can get more than you have .

That on your feet,instead of sandals ,wear sneakers, instead of a simple watch, fight for a Rolex etc. It says that a ten roomed house is better that one of two and a brick house is better than a hut yet for all of your efforts, sometimes all you get is a proud heart ,which in a way, you could have gotten either way. But we won’t run away from the trap of materialism, simplicity ain’t coming back, Except as always, in family fantasies.


Okay I love cartoons,and I have just watched” The Wish Dragon “🐉, that simplicity I can’t have, is so enchanting. It makes me wish it was easy to snap out of the gold is everything mentality 😃 Oh ,in the Bible, Jesus never says snap out of that mentality, all he said is choose between Gold and God,you can’t have both, God hates idolatry.🙏 And He kinda says you also have to choose between Family and Jesus Christ. 😄 So when you choose between Family and Gold ,you are in for a ride through hell, that’s if you are a Christian. Oh and in a busy kind of life, wishes can’t get you all you really want.

LEGACY.


We talk of legacy
Family legacy ,
The values we will keep on,
The lessons our grandfather taught us.

How great our great grandmother was,
The precedence they set,
Our family tree,
All so beautiful.

The love they showed us,
The sacrifices they made for us
The great things they left us.

But sorry to break it to you,
All that is sand,
You can’t forget to build upon the rock.

This pains me so much,
I can’t tell why,
Maybe I had an amazing lineage.

But all that is like sand,
When the storms come,
All is lost,
You don’t want
To build your house once more.

Build only on the firm foundation,
The Rock of calvary,
The lion and the lamb.

What’s even more,there are no perfect lineages, The perfect lamb of God, is descended from King David too. And He wasn’t perfect.

If lineage mattered,
The lamb of God
Would never have died for the world.

GOD’S WAY.

I read this blog about whether God is a murderer because of the murders in Egypt ? I mean I have never thought of it that way. But you might wanna consider Sodom and Gomorrah, Noah’s story, the wars Israel fought etc etc. Yes, God accepted alot of innocent deaths to me and that ain’t a big deal, the author of life,giver and sustainer can take that life when he pleases. It’s just not what I will be talking about today .

I want to talk about Christianity. In every religion,I assume,there are good people,the holier than thous and the bad guys . So it is with Christianity,though we rather say the good guys are not holy or better but they are definitely the chosen ones, which kinda looks like the same thing.

But in a muslim trial or Hindu trial, Adolf Hitler would go to hell and Mahatma Ghandi ,heaven,fair trial right there . Or these religions could say they are not in a position to make those judgements.

But in Christianity, it’s a different story. In a trial,both Mahatma Ghandi and Adolf Hitler would go to hell. I’m not saying Christians are more eager to judge , But;

 Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them.St. John 3:36                 Jesus replied, "Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again. "St. John 3:3               Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.St. John 14:6

So, considering that, the man we believe good and sacrificial,the beloved Mahatma Ghandi, might just not be in eternity forever with God. Same applies for Nelson Mandela, Buddha , Prophet Muhammad, Abraham Lincoln etc etc. Okay I love some of these great men and I don’t wanna be using them as an example .

All these amazing men who humanly speaking would obviously qualify, wouldn’t because they probably didn’t know Christ, probably. Okay this already feels extreme .

Issue is , God chose Abraham,a man whose weaknesses we can so easily find, then Isaac, then Jacob and the twelve sons. It’s one thing when God chooses a man, another thing when that man becomes a Nation,when God chooses an entire Nation. I mean don’t you think he should maybe have chosen Rome which would have stopped alot of bloodshed, or maybe Iraq,I mean Musilms are so loyal to Allah. But no matter which Nation God chose,they were doomed to fail as a theocracy.

So God chooses Israel, now Israel is alot of people, for instance King Jehu ,who slaughters an entire lineage, Korah ,who rises against Moses or Ahab who leads to the massacre of many prophets. At the time God rescued Israel from Egypt, there must have been alot of disgusting sinners in Israel. Moses was a murderer. So yes,all people, including the Egyptians belong to God but He chose Israel. And like many ruthless murderers and maybe rapists were rescued among the people of Israel, many innocents and really good people perished among the Egyptians,the sons payed for the Sins of the Fathers, something God detests. And though we know He never changes, He doesn’t owe us an explanation as to why it had to be done that way . But out of love,he can offer it and sadly I’m not answering that either.

But God is love ,yes, but you can never forget He is also a Judge. This is the fate of humanity, God created us for worship and when we turn from Him and think we can serve the gods we please, even though those gods be goodliness , we will be condemned to death. The penalty of Sin is death. Humanity has sinned and fallen short of the glory of God,does that ring a bell

When men nolonger sought after God, he chose a Nation,set them apart and made a deal with them , he as always bought them at an expensive price,in slavery ,the first born sons of their enemies perished, he promised safety , he stopped the Sun and it rained food just for them, And in exchange for the protection ,food,and everything else, literally everything God gives us, they were to serve Him alone, a thing plenty of pagan Nations did for false gods but one Chosen Nation couldn’t do for the Almighty,God alone. They were to love their neighbors and live in harmony but they broke all rules and forgot that there were repurcussions for that.

We never try to say there are good and bad people. All are sinners and have fallen short of the glory of God and the penalty due is death. But those who believe in Christ are saved by the blood of the Holy One,Of the lamb. Just like the Passover in Egypt, safety didn’t lie in being the kindest or nicest fellow in town, but on a door covered in a Lamb’s blood,as simple as that. The line drawn is simply between Worshippers and Sinners!

I guess the big question of humanity should be, Why is the penalty death?can’t it be anything else? How could God doom the whole World to death, is he really love? But I doubt we would be too crazy to ask that?

Ofcourse there are million dollar questions like, What’s heaven like, Is it worth us losing earth over? What will God do about all those babies who are aborted and those who die so little unable to understand anything? Do those little ones really deserve judgment? And what about the people who have never heard the gospel? And why didn’t Jesus come way earlier? What did God have to offer before Christ, a covenant he was certain people would break? And how can all our good deeds go unrewarded,that will be so unfair? I honestly don’t think we have the answers to all the questions!

But I’m honored to fulfill the purpose I was created for, fellowship with the God of all Creation .

Flowers.

Flowers are quite a beauty in the world,
They are of different shades and shapes,
Some blue,white,pink ,red
Others yellow and purple.
We have come to stop and admire them.

They did become symbols soon,
Of love,romance and death,
All in our various stories.
And they are a blessing
We give them to our dear ones,
Lovers,patients,and the departed .

What is more ,the most famous is a rose
And for it, different shades represent different things as they come in various colours. I guess red roses symbolise romance but given it’s colour of blood,even death. White ones symbolise love and friendship.
I wonder what other colours represent.
I guess different colours mean different things , to the different people in different societies.

We give bouquets for the living,
And wreaths are beautifully made for the dead. Crowns are also made from flowers.
But my messiah wore no flower crown ,
But only that of thorns.
Corsages endow the hands of girls at parties and wreaths make our doors look festive during Christmas.

Who can tell the various kinds of flowers we have or even how so faithfully they have served us. They make trees look so beautiful
The world is surely a better place with them around
Their beauty we look on with awe.

This makes me stop and realize, they are one of the most amazing blessings God has bestowed upon us.
We hardly even get to know their names , yet ,they again and again make us stop in admiration. The beautiful horizons ,sunsets ,dawn ,glittering stars
We can’t reach ,oceans ,blue skies,
All we admire less, compared to flowers.


We hold them ,smell them ,stare at them
They blossom and then there’s our chance,
We play with them,sell them ,buy them,destroy them,etc
But they keep growing,and we keep on being amazed and doing the best to destroy those tender beauties.
I wonder why YHWH created such beautiful things to last for such a short while and yet make so huge a difference.


# The flowers are all a courtesy of p-interest .

JESUS CHRIST V SUPERMAN

https://secularhumanism.org/2021/06/superman-jesus-without-the-mess/

Usually for me what gives Jesus Christ first place is that He is real and Superman isn’t , but I guess that person has set a challenge for me to look at it differently.

So I have watched Superman before, obviously. I have watched the serie, Smallville,the movie,and even the cartoon series. This superhero can truly be Charming.

But real life ain’t all about thieves around the corner , murderers, creeps etc. Worse still ,there won’t be a General Zord attacking us from the sky or some other creature that will put the fate of all of life on planet earth at stake. And life is not always about all of humanity and the planet.

Alot of times it’s about us, our jobs, our families ,our friends,out responsibilities. Alot of times the battles we are fighting are fear ,failure, hopelessness, depression. Most of our battles are inner battles ,struggles of who we are, what life really means ,whether we are worthy or even have a place anywhere. Those inner battles could be addictions that are keeping us from fulfilling our duty. I don’t know ,has there ever been an episode of our flying friend helping someone battle maybe even something physical like cancer, can he always be there.

You know, in the Bible,our greatest enemy is not exactly the devil even when it’s the devil , it’s sin. Life is all about God and we have fallen short of the glory of our creator. That’s why we need redemption. But humanity just wants to question, is God even real. We wanna rebel so much and we have gotten so far that we don’t even think we need a Saviour. I guess in a way even Church has somehow become like the Law, it’s there mostly to show us that we are sinners ,in need of redemption and it is not a place where the redeemed gather like it’s supposed to be. I guess alot of times sinners have to go so low and fail so bad at the altar of their sin before even noticing they fall short of the Glory of the Holy one and that it’s all about Him, every breath we take, it’s all about Him . So yes, it’s all about God no matter now scary that sounds.

I mean people actually think what keeps religion going is fear and the threats of eternal damnation ,hell etc But religion is primarily a pagan idea and philosophy and I doubt they had a hell to use as a threat for people to stay, it was in an odd way, about community, not about God and that’s where it fell short alot of times before the extras of idol worship,human sacrifices, etc.

Wait,this should be about our flying hero, saviour of the world from aliens, Lex Luther and that other imaginary stuff, an imaginary hero saves from imaginary stuff obviously,they create him something to match his powers. It’s the way fantasies work.

But yes, I totally understand how someone born and raised in a brutal religion can think that way. Yes, I too while attending Church and choir alot of times in the Roman Catholic Church,would rather cry for Superman like when he died in the movie Batman V SuperMan than drop a tear over that Messiah on the cross, somehow I could say he meant alot to me and at the same time,never even notice him . In a way, I never noticed the Cross, never did it occur to me that He was there because of my sin even while I sung about it so I understand his sentiments. Christ in Church was in a way a fantasy hero for me,never a reality and I never had to face Him as such.

As for the claim that Christ doesn’t love unconditionally, my dear,if you still care for the truth, you need to leave Church ,I know the benefits of Church but what use is it if you don’t really know Christ. Know the real Truth about Christ. This person is so misinformed about Christ.

But that flying fantasy hero cannot rival Christ, a fantasy world is nothing but silly dreams so while you are at it, imagine you are Superman himself too or atleast Lewis Lane, you don’t wanna be Lex Luther or the poor fella who blows up in the building when Superman turns up late.

You know in some song,whenever I heard them sing, no kingdom,no power,no rival,no equal can stand against the great IAM , I would wonder what they meant by no rival and ask isn’t that the same as no equal. No rival actually means no enemy but it also means no one close enough to equal him,like if it was kick boxing,after assessing the opponent and weighing him etc ,he wouldn’t qualify for the fight. That’s the same for any heroes out there, fictional or non fictional.


If you haven’t watched Superman,please don’t watch it, ever. And this is really just about that link.