Month: February 2014

ALONE WITH THY-SELF


monk

I don’t want to be a Priest anymore

I want to be an ordained  Monk

Many will not understand me

In a far away land with myself

I shall be free from their logic

     ©2014 ™GOG| McDaniels Gyamfi

A WALK WITH JESUS BOOK: Capturing The Grace Culture of Christ


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Effortless Life Series

Almost a decade ago, I was sitting in my New York Apartment…I had this thought flooding through my heart. “There is a book in you” was the echoes of my thoughts. I went out and bought a huge note-book and started pouring my thoughts with my pen like a first grader. My limitations were so gigantic… I will write one sentence and close the note-book until another week or few months.

You know my shortcoming? I had no idea how to write a book and beside that limitation, I also couldn’t use the computer so effectively to my advantage (Typesetting was prehistoric in my world). There was this other voice which kept telling me; “your grammatical construction is so bad, nobody will spend their time to read your work”.  To cut a long story short, I quit on this vision because I didn’t want to embarrass myself.

Years later, I made a promise to the Lord; should He let me with the necessary tools to write a book…all sales will go into charity work in Africa. I am so thankful to the Lord; my love gift (First Fruit) to the Lord is out on Amazon as eBook. Lives are being transformed every day, from the profound wisdom of the Spirit of Christ.

The report of how this book is changing lives is amazing. Hit the link at the bottom and download your copy today. Remember, your purchase of this book is also your love gift to help destitute families and orphans in Africa. I thank you in advance for being part and parcel of Kingdom agenda, spreading the good news of our Lord Jesus Christ.

A WALK WITH JESUS BOOK

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  A Book worth reading!!

– McDaniels Gyamfi (Author)

I’M HAPPY YOU ARE WEAK


A toothless man can eat a bowl of mashed potatoes in no time, but to eat an elephant, he will need gradual mastication mastery from the masters

I recently, saw a YouTube video of a woman from Nairobi Kenya, that really inspired me. This beautiful woman has lost both hands but manages to use her feet to lift her new-born baby and breast feed the child without any support system. In the video; she does all other chores at her home with such grace using her feet. I realized that we are wired by God in such a way that we can withstand any form of adversity, if we are willing to plug-in into the reservoir of His indwelling capabilities and strength.

Are you weary, worn-out and burnt out on life?

Are you weary, worn-out and burnt out on life?

Christ Jesus has become the spring of our salvation to quench our weary and worn-out life. Are you weary and tired over the complexity of this life puzzles and the rate to which we are bombarded daily with things that renders us weak and infirm. I thank my God that you are weak…God, really, do not need your strength to do anything. He needs your weakness to express or showcase His greatness.

I really, do not celebrate or rejoice over your pain and infirmities, but I do believe without any iota of doubt; your weakness does not make God angry and neither does it stop the flood tide of His over the top grace, which leaves on it path supernatural benefits and swallows completely without trace the barriers to the quality life. Your sincerity in weakness, tells God; “I can not do it on my own, without you“.  Living in denial or trying to handle adversity by your own sweat instead of dependence on Him is the pride of a heart reign by self occupation. When Paul was buffeted by a thorn in His flesh, the Lord kindly spoke peace and order into the heart of His servant…

2 Corinthians 12:9-10 (HCSB) 9 But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Therefore, I will most gladly boast all the more about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may reside in me. 10 So I take pleasure in weaknesses, insults, catastrophes, persecutions, and in pressures, because of Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

Do you know that the prophets of old saw the answer (Jesus) for the world of weakness and sin from a distance, and proclaimed it for our benefit? The 21st Century Church; we should not fold our hands with sad face and weakness in every front… acting like there is no hope. The world is not fallen on our heads; Christ is our hope and His grace is enough for all. It does not really matter whatever form or shape your weakness has evolved into, there is a fountain full of grace for the weary and the broken, who will look beyond their predicament and by faith draw water (abundant life, quality life) from the fullness of Christ in their born again spirit, to do the imposible.

 Isaiah 12:2-3 (HCSB) 2 Indeed, God is my salvation; I will trust Him and not be afraid, for Yah, the Lord, is my strength and my song. He has become my salvation.” 3 You will joyfully draw water from the springs of salvation

images4B4QV10SYou have no excuse to throw in the towel or allow your dreams to fizzle into the thin air my friend. When you become obsess with your weakness and occupy your mind with what you cannot do, you will actually be reduced to nothing. Get up, stand up and don’t give up the fight; as you become conscious of your true identity in Christ Jesus.

 Joel 3:10 Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruning hooks into spears; let the weak say, “I am strong.”

ARE YOU COMFORTABLE IN YOUR OWN SKIN – Because many of us has a form of weaknesses (sometimes, it is well hidden under mascara or a brand name clothing) which makes us feel very uncomfortable and awful in our own skin. Because we have this wrong mindset of measuring to our sense of worth, significance, acceptance, adaptability and value through societal standards, instead of the truth of God’s word. Your true value as a child of the King cannot be defined by any man’s standard well accepted into the fiber of our society. Christ is your definition…It is recorded, just as Jesus is so are we in this world. (See 1 John 4:17) If you are not armed with this profound and precious truth, you will try to fit into the rat race of our culture by putting band aids on your pain and still act like you’re cool or recoil completely into your shell with a defeatist mind. Your thought line and confession will be full of negativity and impossibility like these ten negaholic affirmations listed below;

  1.  It’s all my fault
  2. God is angry with me
  3. It is my fate; I accept it
  4. I can’t do anything right
  5. This is absolutely awful
  6. There is nothing I can do
  7. It’s better to die than to live
  8. I just don’t have the brains to excel
  9. I can’t imagine ever feeling right again
  10. If I was born in a well established family
  11. Bonus: I don’t have the looks to be accepted

CHRISTED BREAKTHROUGH – Your breakthrough from this mold is not through the worldly system of positive thinking rooted in new age ideologies or following a 21 steps / 101 wisdom rules of men to overcome the fleshly nature. 21 steps or 101 ways always point you back to self occupation and self effort mechanisms to try to meet or earn what is already yours, freely in Christ Jesus. The sad reality in todays Church culture, is our willingness to follow the errors of man centered rules to try to access the precious promises of God to the neglect of the absolute truth of the word. Such formula always leads to frustration. If you are not able to perfectly follow Photo Credit: mckayschooleducator.wordpressthat form of prescription to the zenith, it means you will miss out on the desired end. Christianity is a life of faith in Christ, for Him to express the nature of God through earthen vessels. Faith in Christ my friend is what you need, to be able to walk in victory over the hump of this fallen world.

You are a living icon of a living God; your mirror the transcendent beauty and glory of Christ, as you behold Him with faith in your eyes. Whenever you become distracted from Christ you lose your real identity, and you arouse the weakness of your inadequate flesh. Most Churches today, religiously points and magnify the weakness of the worshipper, Sunday after Sunday (who doesn’t know his or her weaknesses) breeding weak, confused, broken, downhearted, weak conscious believers, who feels awful about their life without help. They are only aware of how weak and awful they are instead of discovering how God has blessed them with Himself through Christ Jesus, to partake of His nature on this side of life through faith. (See 2 Peter 1:2-3)

YOU CAN BE ANYTHING Here is the gateway to freedom, as echoes by Apostle Paul; 2 Corinthians 3:18 “But we all, with uncovered face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image, from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord”.

You can be anything God has intended for you to become, irrespective of your present situation, if and only you will trash all yourself efforts and allow the Holy Spirit to go Photo Credit: Google imageto work in the sensitive areas of your life where you hurt so badly or feel a restraint, and fill you with the fullness of Christ’s ability. This grace opportunity in Christ will dissolve the darkness and scars in your heart in a supernatural way. Do you want to experience from glory to glory progression? Did I hear a capital YES in my ears…my friend it is time to discover your true identity in Christ by asking Christ to unveil His beauty and who you are in Him.

Thank you so dearly, for taking the time to read this post. Before you leave, would you please share your joy of Christ by commenting on this post, and I will be more than glad if we can share a word of prayer, as we pursue new frontiers in Christ.

 LET US PRAY – Thank you Father God for becoming our salvation and strength today. We relinquish all our weakness before you feet. We humbly embrace your unconditional love into our hearts to. Free us from all our fears and weaknesses. Thank you for perfect love and perfect acceptance of me (us) through Christ Jesus. I dearly thank you dear Father God for unveiling the beauty of your son Jesus Christ to my understanding and revealing who I am in Him by the revelation of the Holy Spirit. Amen!!

– McDaniels Gyamfi

MY NAME IS AFRICA


The older generation shares timeless tales under the old tree
Their faces evokes the hopelessness and suffering of their past
This place is familiar to both the old and the young generation
From here to the future lies the unmerciful illusion river Haiku Matti
The fear of being drowned by an un-existing river puts a freaking limit

He has walked almost 15 miles from home in search for a future
He walks slowly back home like a hunter with an empty barrel
No game to prove his hunting prowess and flawless credentials

His African skin has toned through a mixture of road dust and sweat
The only thing preserved against this tropical human hardship and pain
Is his dream and academic credentials concealed in a dirty tiny back pack

Immortalized questions upon questions run through his empty stomach
Each step through the dusty gravel pavement echoes sound of empty hope
He is not ready to give up charting on this boisterous sea of uncertainty

A little break to wipe off the salty sweat of a bad day
A little break to wipe off sorrow from his heart with a little prayer
A little stretch down the road he finds strength for his weary feet

He is standing face to face with impossibility but he got belief
He is standing face to face against time, shortcut is not the option
He pushed through the perpetual odds of fantasy diversion clouds

To save himself and others is a long walk to freedom
To live in denial of his many challenges is hypocrisy
To give up due to his many challenges is not an option

Drowning in long night sleep is the escape route to the desired end
Alas, unanswered questions has shut the open road to a haven for all
Pray for me when you go on your kneels, that I may not sleep in the day

Copyright 2014 GOG| McDaniels Gyamfi

Listening to the Lord While Working


PAUSE! GOD IS AT WORK

Prayer A to Z

005

Most often I work listening
to the radio, wanting to escape,
wanting not to work
too hard, wanting to relax.
 
Today I will set my mind
on listening to the Lord,
listening to what He would
teach me.
 
I’m stripping wallpaper today.
That’s one of the things I do.
 
Instantly I see the lesson!
The wallpaper is our
hypocrisy—the facade
we often use;
our public image;
our outward show;
what we use to
cover what we don’t
like about ourselves.
 
Sometimes the paper comes
off easy, and the paste too.
That one is ready to be free!
To show his real self.
 
Today the paper is tuff.
There is a real stronghold here!
Often there are many layers—
many strongholds.
Whatever the case,
it must all come off.
 
He cuts it off with His sharp
scraper.
And it hurts!
Then He washes off
all…

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DID YOU MEAN IT


Did I told you I love you
Did you believe I meant it
The air is saturated with illusions
Roses are red violets are blue
Sugar is sweet, so are you
A love so uncertain and cunning

Did you really said you love me
Do you really believe you love me
You filled my stomach with calories
I regret eating your sour love cake

Your mind is jammed with deception
You’ve filled your quiver with machete
You’ve loaded your gun like James Bond
Bantama High street is your destination
You ready to kill your vulnerable prey

Watch him with his boom box on his shoulders
He is playing a love song he can’t sing
He is humming so loud to get an attention
Yes, He is the cynosure of love seekers
Don’t believe in his love; he is a character

Did I said I love you
Did you believe I meant it

Love so rare and priceless
He is broke but he is caring
He doesn’t know hallmark cards but
His love is like graffiti on the wall of my heart
Many waters cannot quench this love I have

Copyright 2014 GOG | McDaniels Gyamfi

SACRED BLANKET


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Wide oceans our great divide
Fettered soul sing Madiba blues
Cascading effusion of emotions
Cold feet stuck in a cold day

Reminiscing thy warm chamber
Tears, tears; thy beloved yearns
Enchanted to be with you all day
O’ how I long to be with you

Allured to thy chamber of intimacy
Cold guilt nakedness thy presence
Laying on thy sacred blanket of love
Union of flesh with divinity

        A whisper
          A silence
             A kiss
               A virtue
                  A smile
                    A life

Divinity dissolving cold depravity
I’m Lost in the bliss of thy chivalry
Holding on to thy warmth hands
A virtue of inner warmth my reward

Copyright 2014 GOG| McDaniels Gyamfi

MARIA BEETHOVEN


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Muted to the core; her pain
Shredded Hiroshima
Bleeding on the inside
No one knows
No one sees

Zipped lips
Contained tears
Fake smiles
Heavy hearts
A city of sorrow
No one knows
No one sees

Arrested hope
Frozen dreams
The grass withers
The flower fades
Time ticks on her
Who will save the day
No one knows
No one sees

Tazed to die
Flat on her back
Gasping for breath
Fear surrounds
Slipping slowly to oblivion
No one knows
No one sees

Freckles of light
My dark skies
Hope quickens
Joy galloping
Freedom bell rings
Heaven kiss her bride
The Morning has come

Death’s icy hands defeated
Death has been conquered

For the first time in 18 years
She saw her blue sky smiling
She smiled back; full of life
No one sees, No one knows
You know all things; she said!

Copyright 2014™GOG|McDaniels Gyamfi

A HOLE IN THE GOSPEL| CHAPTER 2


Capture the central perspective of this post by reading Chapter one from here. In Chapter one, I share the vision the Lord revealed to me in 2011, in regards to His Church. He said there is an Emptiness in my Church!!

SENSATIONALISM AND EMOTIONALISM – Apostle Paul warns the Church at Colossae to be watchful of leaders who try to dazzle you with big words and intellectual double-talk. They want to drag you off into endless arguments that never amount to anything. They spread their ideas through the empty traditions of human beings and the empty superstitions of spirit beings. But that’s not the way of Christ. Everything of God gets expressed in him, so you can see and hear him clearly. You don’t need a telescope, a microscope, or a horoscope to realize the fullness of Christ, and the emptiness of the universe without him. When you come to him, that fullness comes together for you, too. His power extends over everything. This is the abundant life; the well where the thirsty and dissatisfied souls find rest and Photo Credit: Google imagecomfort.

THE WILDERNESS CHURCH -We see a similar picture in the wilderness Church…The congregation murmured against Moses and were willing to stone him, for lack of water for themselves and their animals. The Lord gave an instruction to Moses, to speak to the rock (Christ) before the eyes of congregation and water shall flow in abundance from the flinty rock.

Numbers 20:11-12 (NKJV) 11 Then Moses lifted his hand and struck the rock twice with his rod; and water came out abundantly, and the congregation and their animals drank. 12 Then the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, “Because you did not believe Me, to hallow Me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore you shall not bring this assembly into the land which I have given them.”

Moses, out of anger and disobedience stroked the rock twice with his rod and water gushed out. What was missing in this wilderness miracle was the neglect to exalt the Lord before the eyes His people that they can place their trust in Him as their sole satisfier and provider. Moses was not supposed to take the spot light…it was Christ, who was the type of the rock. Moses and the congregation miss the opportunity to reach the promise land. It is not always about the miracle; it’s always about God who is the miracle maker. Who is your focus? Yourself, your leader, your denomination or it is all about Christ?

WHAT TIME IS IT? It is time we drop our pick axe gospel of self works, legalism, commercialization, sexism, materialism, condemnation which has become the order of the day and share light on God’s grace gospel which is simple and yet has the power to build the total man from the inside out and grant us an inheritance with eternal value. Apostle Paul through the Holy Spirit spoke to the leaders of the Ephesus Church in his farewell address, to be committed to God and the timeless truth and principles of the word of His grace which has great benefits to keep them from false brethren and demonic concepts. The sound of the great Apostle still echoes through the corridors Photo Credit: synecticsworld.comof time to the 21st century church…

Acts 20:32New (NKJV) “So now, brethren, I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.

A mind corrupted by wrong theology or belief system about God and who we are in Him leads to all kinds of behaviors and malfunctioning in life.  If the body of Christ is denied of her ability to behold the beauty and pleasant nature of Christ through the preaching of the Gospel which Paul says “Is able to build you up and not only that but to also give us an inheritance”  … then we deepen the vacuum of emptiness which plagues most Christians, and not experiencing this amazing grace independent of our self occupation and willpower to get access to the boundless riches in Christ. This is not a matter denominational or doctrinal over protection; it’s a matter of giving people the chance to see Jesus and throwing out all man centered religion and traditions out of the window.  Are you ready to be a part and parcel of this movement?

BUILDING NEW ALTARS I share the same passion with Malcom Smith 110% on what really matters now; preaching the gospel which is the power unto salvation and not works. He clearly sounds the trumpet from the roof top that we will all hear…“Preaching the gospel, we are announcing the news of the revelation of who Adinkra Symbol, Ghana: God's Presence and ProtectionGod is and how He feels about us. We stand on the street corners of the world shouting the news that God is not the way we thought He was – He loves us!!… This is the greatest news in the world… The love of God…is the magnetic north of truth by which we fix our position as we stumble lost in the wilderness of the world…To know that His love for us depends on Him and not on us is the beginning of the way out of the futile, meaningless lives and religious despair”

The pulpit has to be oiled again with the passion to see people transformed and not modified into robots without the ever abiding life of Christ flowing in us. Jesus said He came purposely to give us His own life in full measure. If this is heaven agenda, then the burden is not on us anymore but we must embrace this life by faith to impact us in all that we do on this side of eternity…

The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly “- John 10:10 (NKJV)

The pulpit needs repentance from dead works, and come back to a true relationship with the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Beating people with do’s and don’ts, when they’ve really not been empowered to know their true identity rather suppress them than doing them good. You don’t beat a servant and torture him to think and work like a king when his mind is beat down and contained in a prison of unworthiness, shame and insignificance. We tell people to become like Christ with child-laboursticks and hammers on their head, when they have no idea of who they are in Christ Jesus. Throwing fire and brimstone on people through condemnation and self occupation messages or sermons always compel sincere people to try hard on their own; because of their inability through self, they fake their identity, and yet we celebrate their outward modifications whiles they struggle under the cloak of hypocrisy on the inside. Teach me who I am and effortlessly, I will discover who I am and live naturally as God intended through the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit. Transformation is an inside out work of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer!!

You want transformation and fulfillment in Christ? Find a Christ centered church and resources that will draw you in to the riches of Christ in your daily life as a believer. May Christ be exalted before your eyes today in love and victory over complex issues of this world!!

– Copyright2014GOG|McDaniels Gyamfi