This is God’s Message:
“Don’t let the wise brag of their wisdom. Don’t let heroes brag of their exploits. Don’t let the rich brag of their riches.
If you brag, brag of this and this only: That you understand and know me. I’m God, and I act in loyal love. I do what’s right and set things right and fair, and delight in those who do the same things. These are my trademarks.” God’s Decree. (Jeremiah 9:23-24)
I’ve always been a lover of words – I love the way words come together and create pictures in your mind. For instance if I were to say the word “shoe” I’m sure you immediately pictured some lovely peep toe, 6 inch platform heeled Christian Loubuitin shoes. You didn’t see the letters S-H-O-E. So I’ve always been fascinated by words and because I love words it naturally follows that I love to read. Growing up I would read anything and everything I could lay my hands. I particularly loved the old classics written in olde english. Then I became a christian and discovered the bible – I was practically translated. I was in heaven! Beautifully written words, poems, stories , etc. And there were many translations of the same book? Wow!
But I noticed there was something different about this book. It wasn’t just words. The words were ALIVE. They had a spirit behind them because as I started to read those words. I had a deeper need to think about what I was reading. Like the Words themselves said to me “SELAH” – stop and ponder. And the more I read, the more I wanted to read; the more I wanted to read, the more I was drawn to meditate on what I was reading; the more I meditated, the more I felt the need to study. Before I knew it, I was changing.
Yes, changing. I wasn’t so angry anymore. I felt better about myself, my faith was built, my body was healed. I found out I was special. I was loved, I was unique, I was important – at least to God :-). Then it hit me. I was moving around freely in the mind of God. Eyes wide open I started holding this book with more reverence. No longer was it a book under my pillow that I would read only at night or in church but a treasure map I carried with me everywhere. A life manual, full of daily instruction. How can anyone live without it?
I love the word of God. It is real, relevant, apt, accurate, powerful, just name it.
Yesterday I had an awesome time with some truly beautiful ladies as we lay prostrate in worship. This scripture I shared with you came to my heart again yesterday and it reminded me how important our “being with God” time is. God himself says that’s the only thing worth boasting about. You know how girls boast that they have a boyfriend who’s important or rich, or how others boast about their Prada bags or their Range Rover EVOGUE? Yep! Your boast should be that you know God. May sound cliche but after the rapture darling that’s all that would have mattered. He’s coming back and He’s coming for those who KNOW Him and LOVE Him.
Its funny but no matter how much money or fame you have once Jesus returns and you miss your flight out of this place. It’ll all be worthless since there’ll be a change of currency anyway (the 666 mark). Its all there in the bible sweetie. Try reading it sometime.
So how do you know him?
1. Talk to him – pray
2. Listen to him – study the bible
3. Spend time with him – worship.
4. Spend time with his other children – go to church.
God wants to be known by you. He says “Draw near to me and I will draw near to you”. He’s never too busy for you and He’s already written you a long letter (the bible) which has answers to any question you’ll ever have. It’s changed my life and I’m sure it will change yours too.
Okay people gotta run. Need to be on the road soon. Off to Ibadan to celebrate my mama – Rev TJ Oduwole as she gets 40fied. Yes she’s finally hit the big 40 but come back tomorrow and I’ll have full gist and hopefully pictures. If Eziaha doesn’t beat me to it on her blog *rolling my eyes at her* 😀
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