Glory, glory

You spoke and the mountains became, you said let there be and there was , you spoke, the earth was made

It’s therefore no wonder that no image , on earth or heaven or below , can show your eternal glory.

Words do try , but even they don’t go far , but at least they came first , they at least can move closer , to being clearer , on who the Maker of the Universe is.

We use something that is, To describe another , Looks like ,is a common human phrase.

But , God Is , and there’s nothing created that we can liken him to. Even his image bearers, fall short Of His Glory ,

Now Christ can fully bear the noble image , yet still , not with images, but words of truth , do we glimpse His Face.

I don’t want to forget


2020
It’s March 8th ,and I’m still at home.
I guess I could celebrate women’s day,
but all I can do is cry.
I guess what is most frustrating
is not that I’m not at school
but that everything I was so sure of ,
all that I knew would happen,
every place I was so sure I would be at this time
All of that has been taken away.
A year ago I told myself
I would definitely have a productive vacation,
I also told many people that
I would definitely get
a job as a teacher and work in my vacation.
It’s been a year and three months I think,
but I haven’t gotten a job ever.
And then I was so sure
I would be at University in February atleast,
it’s now March, school has commenced
and I am still at home
doing nothing but washing utensils, mopping, fetching water , watching TV, and crying.
I was so sure I wouldn’t miss
the first debate at school this semester,
but I have missed the first two.
In February last year
I was so desperate to leave home ,
kept telling myself and others
that soon I would be gone,
every one has left a second time,
and I’m still here.
I’m still at home ,tired ,weary , crying ,
but it’s been a year and months
and iam still at home.
Maybe what has happened
and what hasn’t doesn’t really matter that much
But being at home while
my friends are at school ,
not knowing when I’m going to school,
then the fear that I will fail my exams ,
oh God ,how do I move on from this!




Second semester of year one. University had opened, the country was open , school had begun , friends were studying but my dad didn’t have money for shopping and tuition so i was still home. Went to Campus late but it all worked out .



2020
If wishes could be
If I had all I wanted now ,
it would be a full bank slip ,
because now I have only paid like a tenth ,
I would have a laptop
so I can read my notes more easily ,
I would have a closet full of official clothes
so I don’t have to worry about what to wear tomorrow,
I would read for class
And always be ready to present
And say something when called upon ,
I would have money
so I can buy stick meat when I want to eat it or juice
Once in a while
And hopefully I would be happy.
But sadly even if I had all that,
I wouldn’t have it all !
I wouldn’t still have all I want.
Those are my physical needs. At the moment
As you can see
You didn’t actually think
Me brave enough to reveal my heart ?

NO IDOLS.

There's something about no idols
If your idol were a house god
Family would be your idol
Then you can steal
Kill and destroy
To protect your family.
If it be wealth
Oh then the richest
Is the only one worthy
You can sell and trade men if
You so wish
Even family can be lain
On the altar.
If it be religion
Mass Killings don't matter
They are just an
Inevitability.
If it be your peace
Well then people can wait
Let them walk away.
There's something about idols.
Serve the Lord God
The God of Justice
Also rightly called
The God of Mercy
He's a lover of Family
But he commands you love your neighbor
He honors Country
Yet He sends Jonah
For the salvation of an enemy nation
He is for peace
But asks for courage in war
He loves you
But not just you
He says Work is valuable
But take Rest First
He says Solitude is good for your Soul
But also learn to live in harmony
With your neighbors
He says don't sin against your body
And don't deny it to your
Covenant Spouse
Maybe no idols
Because the God
Who made the Mountain
Also Made the Valley
He made the Sun
But also the moon
The Night
Yet also the day
He made a Man
And a Woman
Only He knows what
Is good for man.
Both the valley
And the Desert
Are Good.
No One thing can do.

Is God Jesus-like?


Turning water into wine
So you can make merry
And be celebrated
By neighbors,
Dining with you
Inspite the fact that
You are a tax collector ,
Allowing you break the Sabbath rules
Grain for a hungry man,
Relentlessly and
Mercilessly cleansing the temple
Caring not about the monetary
Losses made because
You are his
Holy Place,
Offering healing to you
In your aimless wait,
Multiplying your bread
So baskets are left over ,
Asking you forsake all
Give to the Poor and follow Him
Or that you go back to your family
And tell of God's goodness to you ,
Meeting you at the well
A personal Preacher and Prophet ,
Coming to you walking on water
So you can Exclaim
Truly He is
The God of All ,
Watch the winds obey Him
And know He is Lord of All ,
Is He eating fish with you
And commanding you feed His Sheep
Afterall we all know the hungry don't
Go out to feed the hungry
It's those who have dined with
The multiplier of Fish
That can feed His Flock ,
Ohh dear Martha
Are you still asking why the Master
Won't ask Mary to Come help you
Or letting fear tell you
Your Prince won't be bothered by your frustration,
Martha is wrong but
The Morning Star is still gently tending
Even to her ,
If you are listening to
Your heart closely
You know He's still using Parables
He relates even to you,
Some have heard
He's still letting the Prostitute
Bless Him ,

Author of life

The  Master Storyteller, 
We've got to agree
That he's the greatest storyteller,
Some have said
History is his Story,
But He's just got so many stories,
I don't know how many movies have been made,
I doubt the novels written can be counted,
But we can have the total of His stories,
The planet has billions of people
Each person with their own story
To be fair each person with a million stories
Don't forget those who've died
Now do the Math.
In my life
For Romance he's put siblings
Dressing up a little brother in a dress
A novel entitled " All the Money in
The world by Bill Britain. "
So many amazing people,
My parents and teachers ofcourse,
Madam Alado the lady who took away
Your sweet if you didn't thank her
And an amazing teacher
And lover of God,
My stories can't be told in one book
Neither can anyone else's,
God also allowed affliction,
Shame and pride built walls ,
Pain too has come along,
But all great story tellers
Add Pain to the tale,
Maybe that's because they are
Copying the greatest storyteller,



Let the redeemed of the LORD tell their story — those he redeemed from the hand of the foe, Psalms 107:2



From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands.
God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us.
’For in him we live and move and have our being.’ As some of your own poets have said, ’We are his offspring.’. The Acts 17:26 -28

Temples

Shema Yisrael

Majesty too great to dwell in temples made of stone . I have been listening to songs by Paul Wilbur , his songs are so wonderful and I think he is a lover of Israel. Anyway this particular one says , Hear O Israel, all you chosen ones , the Lord our God is One. Majesty too great to dwell in temples made of stone. You have chosen hearts of flesh to make you’re glory known.

Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. Deuteronomy 6:4

It’s been wisely said : ” For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength. 1 Corinthians 1:25 “

The pagan gods sought out the largest statues and most beautiful temples. They seem to be pleased to be carved in stone. Where were the authors of greek mythology when wisdom was holding a meeting ? God sought not , never a temple of Stone.

Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst? 1 Corinthians 3:16

All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them. Acts 2:4

שְׁמַע יִשְׂרָאֵל יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵינוּ יְהוָה אֶחָֽד׃
Sh’ma Yisra’el, YHWH ‘eloheinu, YHWH ‘eḥad:. Sh’ma: literally means listen, heed, or hear and do (according to the Targum, accept)
Yisrael: Israel, in the sense of the people or congregation of Israel
Adonai: often translated as “LORD”, it is read in place of the YHWH written in the Hebrew text; Samaritans say Shema, which is Aramaic for “the [Divine] Name” and is the exact equivalent of the Hebrew ha-Shem, which Rabbinic Jews substitute for Adonai in a non-liturgical context such as everyday speech.
Eloheinu: the plural 1st person possessive of אֱלֹהִים‎ Elohim, meaning “our God”.
Echad: the unified and cardinal number One אֶחָד

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“The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands.
And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else. The Acts 17: 24-25

Am reading a book by John Eldredge. He says our hearts are good , am still wondering how am going to believe that , i mean God dwells in us, we ought to be Holy Of Holies , the inner place where God’s presence dwells. Yet it’s still hard to believe we have good hearts, i guess the devil is a great liar but here I go , more of God and more on how to live from you’re heart.

Dedication ; Shema by Paul Wilbur.

Treasure

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Why didn't God make many Sons
How selfish that humanity exists
Solely for his glory
Are we really worth anything
We still want to be gods
Maybe God only allowed
Us wisdom to ask
So he can taunt us further
Eagles fly
Dogs fight for meat
Sparrows fall
Caterpillars we squash at will
But we are above nature
Above the mighty lion
Didn't you hear God decree
" They may rule "
Nature moves
But men question
Why wouldn't they
They are made for worship
But damnation is an option too
One wonders
Why worship
When glory hasn't answered yet
These are urgent matters
I will tell you why ,
I know Yahweh is
Worthy of it all
The source of beauty
The maker of pleasure
Keeper of life
Breath giver
King of all treasure
Honour of honours
Fountain of Wisdom
Maker of Time
Inventor of peace
Everlasting One
Is there any wonder as
To why the answers can wait
But incense must arise now !
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A filled mouth.

I think almost everyone has heard of that verse that says that out of the fullness of the heart, the mouth overflows. Let me try finding it.

Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. Proverbs 4:23

Okay i finally found it. But it doesn’t say the mouth overflows but rather everything , but it serves the same purpose, out of the fullness of the heart, everything flows.

Listen, for I have trustworthy things to say; I open my lips to speak what is right.
My mouth speaks what is true, for my lips detest wickedness. All the words of my mouth are just; none of them is crooked or perverse.

Proverbs 8 : 6 – 8
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Can that be said of anyone ? Ofcourse it was said of Christ. “He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth.” 1 Peter 2:22 That we do expect , but what about other people. Maybe it can be said of many , but am a good representative of people who love to story tell , don’t know much about listening and just let their mouth run on as they talk of home , siblings, movies , i mean anything they are really so interested in at the moment. So I tell alot of exaggerated tales , i mean somehow before the talking begins thinking has been going on so am only telling tales I have been telling myself and alot of times what i say in my mind about the facts isn’t true, it sometimes is just what I want them to be. Sometimes I will say something then recall the exact facts and realise I exaggerated so that a friend could really see how weighty a matter was but that’s all just lying.

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I was starting to think I can’t possibly change and it’s just my nature but then a friend said this “The key statement I said was:
YOU DON’T HAVE TO.
The entire christian Life is characterised by the Holy Spirit leading us not to give power to our misdefinitions.
We don’t have to sleep around because it’s ‘easier’ than remaining pure.
Take an example of your FAST.
You don’t have to fast but you’ve taken it on.
Even when you want to eat, you’re disciplining yourself till a time you’ve set aside.
My issue is when we identify as christian, there are things that are already defined in that worldview.”

I mean in my head I sort of went , no need to be serious and at about the same time , come-on easier said than done . Ofcourse it’s always easier said than done. So is a mouth that doesn’t lie a possibility ? I mean the Bible does know how hard taming the tongue is , James noted on it.

but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.
With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness.
Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be. James 3 : 8-10.

But James doesn’t end there, he goes on to note ; “Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring?
My brothers and sisters, can a fig tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water. James 3:11 – 12 “ Sort of like he was claiming that it is not right that your mouth praise God and at the same time tell lies or rather that the impossibility.

We don’t want this said of us , Not a word from their mouth can be trusted ; their heart is filled with malice. Their throat is an open grave; with their tongues they tell lies. Psalms 5: 9

Christians are always taking on battles. But while some battle with purity, others take on the battle of words and others still of pride. The battles are endless. But our journeys are going on still. I guess like C S Lewis noted when talking of our temples being of cards , somehow God is always knocking those down. You know we are told not to build on the sand land , but when we have begun building on the Rock , maybe it’s also right that we remember that houses built of hay are burnt down. But why care , God is the builder. The goal is Christlikeness.

But of course one must take ‘sent to try us’ the right way. God has not been trying an experiment on my faith or love in order to find out their quality. He knew it already. It was I who didn’t. In this trial He makes us occupy the dock, the witness box, and the bench all at once. He always knew that my temple was a house of cards. His only way of making me realize the fact was to knock it down.

A Grief Observed by C S Lewis.

If anyone builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw,
their work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each person’s work. 1 Corinthians 3: 12 – 13.

Now that I think of building, I was talking to a few friends and a disturbing high school story came up. There’s this book about ‘Anjelica’ and she said she went to heaven and to hell. Also that in heaven the houses we inhabit are dependent on the service that we do on earth. My friend said she even provided biblical proof but she hasn’t sent it to me yet. Ohh I don’t believe any such thing and I don’t think there’s proof so am not at all talking about that. For me heaven is given by grace and worrying about houses seems rather impractical given that it’s all about God and dwelling with Him for eternity. Also Christ said he went to prepare a place, he didn’t ask the disciples to get ready preparing their own place. Sorry I went off topic.

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But rather they should say , “The mouths of the righteous utter wisdom, and their tongues speak what is just. Psalms 37:30

From the mouth of the righteous comes the fruit of wisdom, but a perverse tongue will be silenced.
The lips of the righteous know what finds favor, but the mouth of the wicked only what is perverse. Proverbs 10 : 31 – 32.

My mouth is filled with your praise, declaring your splendor all day long. Psalms 71:8

So here is what i have learned. That it all goes back once again to guarding our hearts. Also that we can’t quite exhaust the topic of words. We keep waiting on God , because it’s always about Him. So let’s fill our hearts with the word of God , then our mouths will speak truth. Let’s meditate on his word day and night.