Blog

Healing the Scars

Last year, I got an oil burn on my hand. The wound was huge and the scar it left after 2 weeks was evident. I remember going to a pharmacy to get something that would prevent this wound from becoming a scar just 2 days after the accident and the pharmacist told me “it will not go, maybe with time it will get lighter and less visible but a scar will always be there” I went away and thank God for life and busy schedules for I never had a chance to worry about the scar or give it any attention.
But yesterday, as I was busy finishing my work, I just noticed from the corner of my eye that my scar, the one that was meant to be my mate all my life, was no where to be found. I took a closer look and examined the skin in the area. The skin was just as before. I don’t know when it disappeared because I was too busy to even notice or how it did, but it was gone. And in that one moment, I was just happy.
Today, as I thought about this, why this scar disappeared yet others remained, I realised we have been lied to. We have been told what we do leaves scars even when we are sorry. We have been told that if we are lucky to be forgiven, our wrong won’t be forgotten. It will leave marks behind and prices for us to pay. We have been told that we are defined by our mistakes and we shall carry our past along with us no matter how long and how hard we work on ourselves and change.
But today, I learnt from my scar, that while it is true that what we do or say leaves scars behind, there are scars that heal and we don’t have to be under that bondage. And this healing not only comes with time but also with the attitude of the broken person. So today I learnt from this very beautiful gesture my God did for me, that SCARS HEAL.
“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.” – Revelations 21:4
I don’t know what you have been through or what you have done. I can not even begin to imagine how bad the pain, hurt and emotional abuse you went through was. Oh how much heavy the weight of guilt, hopelessness the burden of your past actions has put on your life. But I know that God is a Good of new beginnings.
“For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.” -Hebrews 8:12
He gives us new life. A new perspective, a new heart, and everything is possible in Him, through Him and by Him. He is the healer of all pain and all scars. For it is by His stripes that we were healed. And He wants to start a new page, and write your life story afresh. Leaving all past behind you. All He is asking is to trust Him to make all things good.
“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” – 2 Corinthians 5:17

Give Back To God, What Belongs To God

‘Then Jesus said to them, “Give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s.’ Mark 12:17

Lord, should we pay tax?

This is a question that was asked to trap Jesus. It was meant to bring Him condemnation by either causing him to speak against paying taxes or by tricking him into implying obedience to worldly authority is more important than obedience to God. They knew if he chose one option over the other, he would be condemned. But Jesus answered it with such wisdom. He did not have to choose. He told them to give back to Caesar what belongs to him and to God what belongs to God.

Continue reading “Give Back To God, What Belongs To God”

In the Image of God

What does it mean to be made in the image of God? What evidence is there to prove that we are made in the Image of God? How can one identify the Image of God in us? Do we become less of God´s image when we fall from grace?

“So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. ” – Genesis 1:27

Continue reading “In the Image of God”

Sweet comforter By Lauren James and Job Gonzalez – lyrics

Sweet comforter,
Lover of my soul.

After all that i’ve done,

will You take me home.
Sweet comforter,

in this stillness i wait.

I long to hear Your heart,

and hear You call my name.
My darling child,

I carry you along.

You’re my sweet delight,

and I won’t let you go.
Don’t ever feel like it’s gotta be earned.

My love won’t give you what your actions deserve.

So when you seems like you’re missing the mark.

Be still child I’m holding your heart.
Don’t ever feel like it’s gotta be earned.

My love won’t give you what your actions deserve.

So when you seems like you’re missing the mark.

Be still child I’m holding your heart.

Oh oh oh oh x4

Ah ah ah ah  x4
Don’t ever feel like it’s gotta be earned.

My love won’t give you what your actions deserve.

So when you seems like you’re missing the mark.

Be still child I’m holding your heart.
Don’t ever feel like it’s gotta be earned.

My love won’t give you what your actions deserve.

So when you seems like you’re missing the mark.

Be still child I’m holding your heart.
My darling child,

put your mind at ease.

When it’s all said and done,

you’re coming home with me.
By Lauren James and Job Gonzalez

This song is such a beautiful reminder that His Grace is enough for us.

Understanding what took place at the cross

It is not a rare thing, to meet a Christian who has little or no knowledge of the very foundation of our Christian faith which is, Christ died for our sins so that we might be saved. Why is this so? I believe this situation is as a result of a lack of mentoring and ample time to study biblical truths about salvation.

Continue reading “Understanding what took place at the cross”

Prayer in trials

Dear Lord,

You are greater than any situation that i am faced with. You knew all things before the beginning of time and know my heart. You know my situation Lord. Carry this burden from me oh Lord. Help me through this storm mighty father. You said in your word, that we should ask, and we shall receive. Father i ask you to move in my life. Heal my heart and make me strong. Teach me to wait on you as i trust you more and more oh Lord. Give me the faith to know that you are working even right now as i talk to you. Help me learn the lessons i am meant to learn in this season so that i might shine when i come out at the end of the tunnel. May my testimony be great and only unto you. Thank You for the work that has already began in my life.

In Jesus´mighty name i have prayed.

Amen

Is bad really bad?

The reality of negative things happening all around us

Is bad really bad?

We often hear people complain about the terrible things going on all around them. As if the problems we have on our plates are not enough! In the frustration, there seems to be no hope and we conclude that the world is nothing but a pile of one problem after another. These challenges present themselves in different ways and various intensity. We are most times more than justified to grumble about certain conditions.

Trials build character by teaching us to;

Appreciate goodness

Would we know what is good if we did not know how bad it can be when something bad happens? Would you know how blessed you are and what opportunity you have, if you have always had it your way? We sometimes need these contrasts in life, in order to appreciate what comes our way.

Avoid future complications

Is it not the bad things in our lives that teach us not to repeat certain silly mistakes? Would you know what you should not do, if you have not watched it lead the others into disaster? Doesn´t the drive to avoid hardship surpass the far away hope to gain?

Sometimes -hard as it may sound- it takes something bad to happen, before we learn to be strong, hardworking, trust God and to make a right choices both for us and the people around us.

Approach matters.

Sometimes, Bad things are not really as crucial in determining the outcome as the way we approach them is. It is our mind set about challenges and tests that we need to change. How we handle a situation is very vital to how we will overcome. When a problem turns your way, do not ask for it to go away, but for the strength to go through it and solve it.  One Eleanor Roosevelt once said “Life is what you make it. Always has been, always will be.” Your reaction, your thoughts, your actions about a situation really matter a lot.

 

Having a positive outlook towards predicaments

SavedPicture-2016823101150.jpg

All things work for good…

Not too seldom do we wish we could wish our challenges away but have we taken the time to ask ourselves this simple question? What use is lamenting to us? Can something good come out of this seemingly hopeless situation? Could it be that if i saw the whole picture, what am faced with right now would not seem  as bad as it really appears? What does the Bible tell us about problems?

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. – Romans 8:28

All things work according to His will and purpose

Having this promise and remembering it despite all we have to put up with gives us the strength to go through anything because we know God is right there with us every step of the way. We should also remember that God has a plan. He will use every situation for his glory and to save us and his children.

In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, – Ephesians 1:11  

Be thankful in all situation

We might not understand what we are faced with at the moment. Sometimes it might seem like our trials are taking way too long. Or God is taking too long to come to our help. Let us not be dismayed. Help is on the way. We should believe this even when we do not see the reality of it in our lives. God is working behind the scenes and in due his great power will be manifested in our lives. But even if help does not come the way we expected it to, we should still have the maturity to praise God through everything because we know his purpose is good and his ways are righteous.

 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. – 1 Thessalonians 5:18

Pray about it

God is more than willing to listen to us and come to our rescue when we call upon his name. We should not fear to call upon his name. He is a loving and gentle God. He wants to help us but we have to let him.

In nothing be anxious; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. – Philippians 4:6

So if you are in a phase of life where you feel like you are pressed against the wall and the load of the problems in your life are weighing you down, pray with me this prayer.

Dear Lord,

You are greater than any situation that i am faced with. You knew all things before the beginning of time and know my heart. You know my situation Lord. Carry this burden from me oh Lord. Help me through this storm mighty father. You said in your word, that we should ask, and we shall receive. Father i ask you to move in my life. Heal my heart and make me strong. Teach me to wait on you as i trust you more and more oh Lord. Give me the faith to know that you are working even right now as i talk to you. Help me learn the lessons i am meant to learn in this season so that i might shine when i come out at the end of the tunnel. May my testimony be great and only unto you. Thank You for the work that has already began in my life.

In Jesus´mighty name i have prayed.

Amen