THIS PLACE!!


Pious faces everywhere
Calm hearts everywhere
Lighted hands up yonder to worship
Holy lips to sing angels songs
Hugs and holy kisses are free
This place smells like heaven
Yes! This place is heaven on earth

Stain glass proof windows tightly closed
Boxed in our own world no one sees
Fragrance proof doors to keep it here

Sullen faces everywhere
Heavy hearts everywhere
Lips of clay our silence to each other
Wrapped in pain, hugs are costly
This place smells like hell !!

Concealed in her purse the fragrance of love
From the roof top, a Macedonia call to action
This place smells like God has bled to death
With tears he beckoned; pour it out everywhere!!

She is afraid to be different
She is comfortable blending in
She is afraid to show forth her hidden identity
Her traditional bells sounds louder than her calling
Her sacred cows are more important than a dying world
She is Boxed in a religion of monopolizing God

                     Adinkra Symbol, Ghana: God's Presence and Protection

                     Copyright 2014GOG|McDaniels Gyamfi

“The day we see the truth and cease to speak is the day
We begin to die” – Martin Luther King Jr.

LIVING ICONS OF A LIVING CREATOR


“Christianity is a showing forth of Christ, and not a show off of self. We actually have nothing good in of ourselves to show forth or show off, apart from Christ Jesus. Man is made in God’s image; a living icon of His Creator. He reflects on the character of God.”

We display the character of God through our earthly vessels as royal priesthood, a dedicated nation, God’s own purchased. Our lights are meant to shine before men, that they may SEE our GOOD WORKS for the purpose of Gods glory in all of our activities, on this side of life.

Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God  (1 Cor 10:31)

We are painting an image of a living God; who is personal, loving and excellent in His nature. We become excellent creation in all spheres of life, as we harmonize our heart with our true identity in God, through faith. I like how Oswin Crafton echoes this truth; “An aesthetic beauty of nature everywhere, is due to its constant harmony with the principles of God. A heart in harmony with God, reflects the desirable beauty in its moral behavior and character, everywhere”

Reflect on your identity in Christ, as you boldly confess these profound truths!! You will see your life transformed from low self-esteem to Christ esteem; from an abysmal performance to over the top performer, in all you do on this side of life. (whether you toss pizza in a small restaurant or manage Fortune 500 company)

  • I am a living icon of an excellent living Creator
  • I am called to show forth His excellence
  • I display His best on the pedestal, for all to see
  • I exceed expectation in all my activities
  • Inferiority is out of my reach
  • Quality is my trademark
  • Whatever I do, I do it heartily
  • I am a servant of excellence
  • My excellence rewards automatically
  • Money is not my master but rather a servant to me
  • I have a fair chance in life just like every other human
  • My excellent heart distinguished me from others
  • I make mistakes just like everyone does
  • My excellent spirit overshadows my mistakes
  • Quality is my trademark
  • A city on a hill is who I am
  • The light of the world is who I am
  • I let my light shine intentionally
  • I break traditions and step outside the lines
  • I abound in excellent speech
  • I abound in knowledge
  • I abound in wisdom
  • I abound in faith
  • I abound in zeal
  • I abound in love
  • I abound in giving
  • I am a living icon of an excellent God
  • A superior representation of His image
 Then this Daniel distinguished himself above the governors and satraps, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king gave thought to setting him over the whole realm. (Daniel 6:3)

– McDaniels Gyamfi

JOURNEY ON


RIP: Komla Dumor| 1972-2014 |Ghana Ambassador of Hope| BBC Anchor|Focus on Africa
RIP: Komla Dumor| 1972-2014 |Ghana Ambassador of Hope| BBC Anchor|Focus on Africa

Journey on, journey on

Saddle your mind on eternity

Sail with the winds of grace on your back

Mountain high; you will leap over

Valleys low; you shall overcome

Ocean deep; you will cross over

 At the masters embrace,

When it is all said and done

He will say; well done, well done!!

You have been faithful to the call

Congratulations!!

Greater than the former, the later glory

Unceasing bliss of life in His presence

Adinkra Symbol, Ghana: God's Presence and Protection
Adinkra Symbol, Ghana: God’s Presence and Protection

™GOG2014|McDaniels Gyamfi

ESCAPE FROM THE LEPERS COLONY


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Freaked out; hair stood up still
Volcanic-ambition to its rest, like the farmers tools
High octane passion is yesterday’s story
His soul has grown older than his face
He still owns an apartment at lepers colony
Escape is out of his renovation plan

A cloud without rain, he exclaimed;
The most exciting moment of life is gone!
The night times in front of the village store!
When Abraham Lincoln was the President!
Stuck in a basement, eating old brownies with sad face

Come up high to the summit of Kilimanjaro!
There is more to see when you want to see
Watch daffodils spread on fertile soils
Harmonize yourself with its contrasting beauty
Watch sparrows tweets with full stomach
Inhale fresh hope into your lungs
It’s a new day, the new has come

 Who is he?

   – McDaniels Gyamfi | GOG2014

    ADINKRA3

  

NO MORE SHAME BUT HIS GLORY


 Instead of your trouble, God has crowned you with double honor; you have no business with your naysayers to let the sound of their voice stop you on your tracks… It’s not over; get up and run with the winds of His grace on your back” On your mark, set, GO

The children of Ephraim, being armed and carrying bows, Turned back in the day of battle… Psalms 78:9 NKJV

As covenant children of the creator of heaven and earth, we have become living icons of a living God on is side of eternity. We have the very DNA of God, to master every form of situation effortlessly. The reason we can confidently look in the face of obstacles stacked up against us and not be paralyzed in fear and discouragement, but rather shout from the roof top to the hearing of Satan and his cohorts; “we will not be ashamed or disgraced”. It is not a matter of what we know or can do better in life through self effort, it’s a matter of complete dependence on a God who is an ever-present help in times of trouble. You cannot be corrupted or put to shame friend; you are crowned in honor! For Yahweh is your help.

For the Lord God will help Me; Therefore I will not be disgraced; Therefore I have set My face like a flint, And I know that I will not be ashamed – Isaiah 50:7 NKJV

Do you remember the young David, standing in a very hostile environment against an enemy of God, when the battle lines were drawn between the Philistine champion, I-can-helpGoliath and God’s covenant people, Israel. David was not only fighting against Goliath, he was also fighting against his inner critic and the negative analyses of his own brothers, who were experience military men in the army of Saul. His brothers had the accolade and the ability in tactical warfare to analyze things in the flesh to sow a

seed of fear and doubt into their younger brothers heart. They could even visualize his untimely death and disgrace to the kingdom of Saul and that of their family. They saw shame, but David saw the mercies of God, which is new every morning. Their analysis could not deter him because his conviction and opinion of his God, outweighed every silly voice of doubt in his ears. What do you see and what are you hearing? You can control your emotions or bend to the suggestions of men if you are distracted from who your God is and who you are in Him. God is on your side….you can only press on through the dark valleys of life. You are not far from change!! What are you facing today? Does the negative opinion of your Doctor and the bad report of the media, instill fear into your life, yielding the fruit of hopelessness and despairing of tomorrow? This is your time to believe that God has already crowned you with glory and honor, therefore victory over sickness and lack is imminent. Help is here! Glory to God!! Look beyond your predicament my friend and behold the beauty of Christ as you transform from glory to glory by His Spirit.

  Now Eliab his oldest brother heard when he spoke to the men; and Eliab’s anger was aroused against David, and he said, “Why did you come down here? And with whom have you left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know your pride and the insolence of your heart, for you have come down to see the battle.” And David said, “What have I done now? Is there not a cause? ( 1 Samuel 17:28-29 (NKJV)

IS THERE NOT A CAUSE – When you understand your assignment in life, and become passionate and obsess about the God who assigned, you will always rise above the hump. David knew his cause… he had a special knowledge of God and his ability to do the impossible through the ordinary. He plugged himself into God’s activity, imagesCAT9VYIXexpecting a turnaround miracle from Him. He could not be moved by men’s negativity or the sight of the giant, Goliath. He was so full of God; fear was nowhere to be found in his vocabulary. He boldly declared to the Philistine champion; 

“Then David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day the LORD will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you and take your head from you. And this day I will give the carcasses of the camp of the Philistines to the birds of the air and the wild beasts of the earth that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel. Then all this assembly shall know that the LORD does not save with sword and spear; for the battle is the LORD’s, and He will give you into our hands.” 1 Samuel 17:45-47 (NKJV)

Embrace, Empowered, EnergizedWhat kind of attitude are you demonstrating in the midst of a very complex situation you dealing with? Do you shudder in fear and disbelief or you’ve learn to hope in God no matter the circumstances? God always honors the trust we place in Him. When the battle is always the Lord’s, He will always place our adversaries underneath our feet, to glorify His name. Instead of shame, you will see the Lords glory in all areas of life. David saw the glory of God revealed through him, when he stood boldly for the God of Israel. God is always looking for a man who will plug into His redemptive plan, to pull down the evil restrictions and limitation which exalt itself against the knowledge of God. You can be that agent of change at your office, school, family or community, where everybody is afraid to stand out for what they believe. Be that voice in your community or local Church, to break the glass ceiling hanging over the heads of people; for the joy that Christ to be experienced abundantly.

WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT? Who would have thought that Goliath will fall the hands of a young shepherd boy, who was not officially enrolled into the army of King Saul? The stuff in your life which keeps you in a state of anxiety, fear, stress and depression are not from your God; they come your way from Satan, to contain you in a dungeon of shame and disgrace. You are not far from help. Your God has already given the victory through His Son Jesus. Rise and begin to do things you have been made run into his presenceto believe that it is impossible. God does not help the helper, He helps the helpless. Your weakness and doubts are to bring you to a place of dying to self and embrace the fullness of His grace to do the uncommon.

So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone, and struck the Philistine and killed him. But there was no sword in the hand of David.  Therefore David ran and stood over the Philistine, took his sword and drew it out of its sheath and killed him, and cut off his head with it. And when the Philistines saw that their champion was dead, they fled. -1 Samuel 17:50-51 (NKJV)

My friend whatever is meant to bring you shame and disgrace or to keep you in perpetual agony, is packing its luggage from your tent. The chronic ailments, scarcity, hurt and the bondage of addiction, are not a match to the glorious power of God, which delivered us from every curse of the law into the boundless riches of His inheritance. It’s a new day; a day God crowns your life with restoration of life, favor, total victory, wholeness and salvation, for the total man in Christ Jesus. Amen!!

McDaniels Gyamfi | GOG2014 –

AT YOUR FEET


 I want to sit at your feet to behold your beauty
 I want to sit at your feet, consumed by your love

 Free my soul from the snare of the Fowler
 Free my soul from bowing down to other gods
 Trapped in the prison of this life my soul wonder and cringed
 The zeal of this world consume me like a fire in my bones
 Aimless and pointless pursuits are my passion and obsession

 Seduce my heart with your love
 Lead me to your banqueting house
 I see my way home
 I come running with tears
 The irresistible snare of self has lost it's luster
 Your throne has found a place at the hollow of my heart

 At your feet your glory shines on
 At your feet your beauty emanates
 At your feet I see a portrait of myself
 I will rather die at your feet than to die at the feet of this world
 Rest my soul in God and at the feet of His Christ

 Judgment stood face to face with my guilt
 At your feet mercy triumphed over judgement
 I gazed at the wonder of your great love
 The colors of life stood up in beauty
 My heart is drenched in beauty
 The sound of amazing grace make sense to my brokenness

 Let not the sound of grace fade away like a ghost in my ears
 Turn it up high until all other sound fade away
 Your voice has stolen my soul, my love
 No other voice will I hear
 No other song will I sing
 Except the song of your grace

 Amazing grace how sweet the sound
 That save a wretch like me
 I was blind but now I see
 I was lost but now I am found;
 At your feet!

 -2014GOG|McDaniels Gyamfi-

Let God Lead


 So you think God needs your help? Huh!!
 It's not more of Him and less of us
 It's ALL of Him, NONE of us
 That sound crazy!! Right?

 God does not help those who help themselves
 God help the helpless

McDaniels Gyamfi