Let each one of us make it a practice to please (make happy) his neighbour for his good for his true welfare, to edify him [to strengthen him and build him up spiritually]. Rom 15:2 (Amplified Bible)

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

The weight of a thought

Hi Christoggers!
What's weighing you down?

Have you ever lifted weights and overdid it? The wonderful thing about the human body is that, when it is over-exerted, it lets you know! Lift too much weight in the gym and your arms, back and even your legs will send out an alarm signal called 'pain'!

I wish we had such warnings regarding our thoughts. Every thought has a weight and good thoughts weigh less than the bad ones! Whenever you 'take a thought', you give it permission to exercise it's power in your life! Now you know your thought has a weight, how much of it are you willing to carry? Which thought have you given room to that is like a massive stone on your mind. What gives you a headache that no medicine can cure? What you keeps you awake at night? What makes your heart race and it is not with excitement? Thinking about how to solve problems is not a bad thing in itself. However, when your thought becomes a hindrance to you living healthily for example, it is time to get some help!

The only antidote for this menace is the word of God, which has the ability to crush, pulverise and blow it away. There are however two conditions: the word has to be applied frequently AND you have to practice what it says! There is no point in reading about God providing for you and the next day, you are thinking about incoming bills! There is no point in meditating that God is your healer and a few minutes later, your'e lamenting about a medical condition - I have been there! When the one that roams around, pretending to be more than he is comes to you with his lies, blast him with the word! How? Read what the bible says and tell that fallen angel: I AGREE WITH THIS WORD OF GOD, NOT YOU!

Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ... (2 Cor 10:5 KJV)

Till next week, keep on walking in Christ!


Funmi 'Lahyorz' Akinmade

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Wednesday, 25 March 2015


Hi Christoggers!

WHO AM I? I have been defined like a word, explained like a situation and rightfully and wrongfully judged. I have been called names, as people saw fit, to make me fit their box. I am a daughter, a sister, a wife and a mother. These all are what people think I am but WHO AM I really?

I am a human being, just like everybody else.
Nothing special, not much to look at, what else?
I am ordinary, filled with the presence of an extra-ordinary God
I am God's temple, yes, I know that sounds odd!

My life was a mess but a Miracle Worker turned it into a message
My mind renewed; He did a wonder, saved me from life's wreckage
Yes, I go through tests and have my testimonies to share
I now understand, it's part of life and also my cross to bear

I wanted worldly gifts, only to find out I'm spiritually gifted
Life's troubles try to wear me down but the Word keeps me lifted
Battles do come and battles will go but I'm never alone
My God is with me, He's never left me - He's still on the throne

I am the one you would call poor, based on the world's standard
But the same one, God has enriched and very much pampered
I am the one, who alone, achieves nothing but all things in God
I am the one, called Beloved and on me his love he poured

I am God's child, His very delight, yes, the one He died for
I am God's lamp, fuelled by love, I'm expected to shine forth
I am the one, engraved on His hand; how could He forget me
The very same one, He brought back to life; no devil can have me

I am the lowly, He showed mercy & raising to heights
My hand is His pen, with which He writes and shares His insights
I am the one, though untalented, He gives great ideas
I open my mouth, He fills it with songs to wipe away tears

I am a nobody, who in Christ Jesus, became a somebody
I'm on a mission, to speak the Word to one & everybody
I am a weakling, who by grace in God is strengthened
I am God's vessel, yielding to Him & getting enlightened 

I am not perfect but still working towards God's perfection
I am daily growing so I can be God's great reflection
I am who I am, a child of God, the only I AM
I am who He says, what He says, that's who I am:

I am one ransomed by the priceless blood of His Son
I am one healed by the powerful blood of Jesus
I am one restored by the precious blood of God's Son
I am one forgiven by the supreme blood of Jesus


Till next week, keep on walking in Christ!


Funmi 'Lahyorz' Akinmade

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Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Walking with Peter

Hi Christoggers!
You can't walk alone!

The story about Peter walking on water (Matt 14: 25-30 Amp Bible) is usually explained as an encouragement to step out of our comfort zone or to keep our 'eyes' on Jesus. More than that, I believe it reflects our life's story. How? Let's break down the scripture passage to see:
  • Verses 25 - 26: And in the fourth watch [between 3:00—6:00 a.m.] of the night, Jesus came to them, walking on the sea. And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were terrified and said, It is a ghost! And they screamed out with fright.
In every situation, we either respond or react. We respond when we know and understand what we are faced with. The disciples reacted because they did not know it was Jesus walking towards them.
  • Verse 27: But instantly He spoke to them, saying, Take courage! I AM! Stop being afraid!
Our uncertainty is always met by God's encouragement. TAKE COURAGE, STOP FRETTING and remember that the 'I AM' is also JEHOVAH SHAMMAH, the EVER-PRESENT ONE!
  • Verse 28: And Peter answered Him, Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.
Now we know that God is on the scene, we reveal our desire to please him. Secretly, we test God's faithfulness: Lord, if it is you...
  • Verse 29: He said, Come! So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water, and he came toward Jesus.
"COME!", is God's delightful answer to our request to draw near to him and we take a step of faith.
  • Verse 30: But when he perceived and felt the strong wind, he was frightened, and as he began to sink, he cried out, Lord, save me [from death]!
This is where the rubber meets the road or rather, where life 'happens'. Peter is gladly rebuked here, (by the 21st century christian), for not keeping his 'eyes' on Jesus. Really? You mean to say that you and I have passed this phase? On the contrary, it seems that this is where most of us live, 'yours truly' included! Peter may have perceived the wind but we perceive, (become aware of), life's circumstances:

"Okay Lord, you knoooooow I love you BUUUUT, the bills just came in (again) son's fees are due (again)...the doctor says 'it's gotten worse (again)...I just lost my job (again) father is sick (again)...the dog needs another operation (again)...the roof just fell in (again)...the taxes have gone up - again!" 

Peter got scared, NOT because the wind was strong but because he realised it was stronger than he was! He rejoiced in the fact that he could walk on water but there was just one little problem: he took the step of faith but forgot it was enabled and maintained by God! The moment he started thinking "I CAN DO THIS...", was when he forgot about Jesus and began to see the 'problem' that had always been there. How do I know this? Verse 24 tells us that 'the boat was by this time out on the sea...beaten and tossed by the waves, for the wind was against them.' This is the Garden of Eden story, when Adam did not 'see' his nakedness until he took his eyes off God (Gen 3:10).

Whatever we start alone, we'll have to complete - alone! The moment we leave Christ out of the equation is when a situation becomes a problem! We can only be self-sufficient in Christ's sufficiency (Phil 4:13). So, till next week, keep on walking in Christ!

Funmi 'Lahyorz' Akinmade

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