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THE HARRRD ROAD OF A WASTEFUL LIFE AND THE GOD WHO CARES


Deep down, there is a still small voice, persuading you to believe that your life is meant to be something more. You begin to wonder, reflecting on wherimagesCA1G7JI5e you are, at this moment in life (the regret, pain, hurt, sin, addiction, fear, miss opportunities and lack of interest in things that have eternal value);

            “Is this all there is for me in this life or there is something bigger and loftier, than my mind can conceive”?

The persuasions of God in your heart, is the driving force that brings one to a place of importance and action, if one learns to yield his life to this higher purpose; not succumbing to the pressure of the culture, built on illusions. John Piper in his book Don’t Waste Your Life, gives a clarion call to a generation who only live for themselves, because of our indulgence in some totally absurd philosophical ideas and concepts which has neither root nor basis in the word of God. He has this to say; “It’s easy to slip through life without taking any risks-without making your life count. But life ought not to be wasted. You don’t need to know a lot of things to make a lasting difference in the world, but you do have to know the few, great, unchanging, and glorious things that matter and be willing to live and to die for them”.

Don’t live your life solely obsessed with the illusions of the American Dream; you’ve been wired for something bigger, beautiful, magnificent, and loftier than the American Dream. Jesus is the model of one’s existence. We discover His purpose through His agonizing prayers, at Gethsemane. He prayed to His father; “Now My soul is troubled, and what shall I say? ‘Father, save Me from this hour? But for this purpose I came to this hour”. (John 12:27 NKJV) He lived a fulfilled life, to the Father’s joy – the cross was the symbol of His finished work, to bring man back to God in an organic relationship.

THE MEANING OF LIFE is a philosophical question concerning the significance of life or existence in general. It can also be expressed in different forms, such as “Why are we here?”, “What is life all about?”, and “What is the purpose of existence?” It has been the subject of much philosophical, scientific, and theological speculation throughout history. There have been a large number of proposed answers to these questions from many cultural and ideological backgrounds. Author Timothy Tang, in his book Real Answers to The Meaning of Life and Finding Happiness, tries to answer these questions by saying; “Life or human existence has no real meaning or purpose because human existence occurred out of a random chance in nature, and anything that exists by chance has no intended purpose”

It is totally absurd to say that human existence occurred out of a random chance in nature, and anything that exists by chance has no intended purpose. This and other false misrepresentation of our identity has swayed the masses, swimming in the sea of selfishness and emptiness. Friend, you are not an accident neither are you here by chance… you are not just a face in a crowd. You were created and wired by a Creative God, (See Genesis 1:26, 1390729_476297235817345_1573454466_nJeremiah 1:1-5) with a unique identity, to fulfill God’s heartbeat on earth, through relationship with Jesus Christ.

In the Westminster Shorter Catechism, the first question is: “What is the chief end of Man?”, that is, “What is Man’s main purpose?” The answer is: “Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and enjoy him forever”. God requires one to embrace the gift of eternal life: Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. (John 17:3 NIV)  This is the essence of our life -“to know God”

EPIC AWAKENING… You are not a random piece in an unplanned earth – you are a piece of the master. He has His signature scribbled on your total makeup, just as an artist code’s his painting with his signature, to raise its value. Don’t quit, don’t give up to the false misconceptions of your identity, and what is in stored for your life, on this side of the cross. The Godly purpose for your life is not discovered within a day… your rich relationship with Jesus Christ, will cause an epic awakening in your heart to unlock an activity of God, you can live and die for. Abraham, Moses, Joshua, Sampson, David and the entire saints who lived in the Biblical times were all ordinary men who were found by God, and received the breath of His activity, at a set period of their ordinary life. They were transformed by a purpose greater than their ordinary life. God has not ceased or frozen in His activity towards humanity… Jesus set the mark straight, to the Pharisees who opposed Him, when He healed a paralytic man on the Sabbath. The healing of the Paralytic man revealed the work of God, discovered and executed by the Son- In his defense, Jesus said to them, “My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I too am working.” (John 5:17 NIV)

Don’t believe in the lie of the enemy, and sit behind the fence, wasting away in a sinking, purposeless sand of life. Make the decision today, to anchor your life on things that have an eternal perspective and value. I believe that, God is persuading our stony hearts to surrender to Him, so we can capture what matters, within this prophetic season. Everything we have – wealth, riches, property, family etc. and all that we can do…blogging, singing, organizing, leading, cooking, giving, encouraging etc. on this side of eternity, must be tied up to a purpose greater and bigger than ourselves…We only enjoy the crumbs. (God’s crumbs are indescribable)

TREASURED CLAY BALLS… I read a story about a man who was exploring caves by the seashore. In one of the caves, he found a canvas bag with a bunch of hardened clay balls. It was like someone had rolled clay balls and left them out in the sun to bake. They didn’t look like much, but they intrigued the man, so he took the bag out of theimagesCACAMP15 cave with him. As he strolled along the beach, he would throw the clay balls one at a time out into the ocean as far as he could. He thought little about it until he dropped one of the balls and it cracked open on a rock. Inside was a beautiful, precious stone. Excited the man started breaking open the remaining clay balls. Each contained a similar treasure. He found thousands of dollars worth of jewels, in the 20 or so clay balls he had left. Then it struck him. He had been on the beach a long time. He had thrown maybe 50 or 60 of the clay balls with their hidden treasure into the ocean waves. Instead of thousands of dollars in treasure, he could have taken home tens of thousands, but he just threw it away. (Retrieved http://www.inspirationpeak.com)

You can surely have 99 reasons to live in regret at this very moment, and let every ounce of hope in your heart fizzle into the thin air, and live the rest of your life despairing about how unfair life has been to you. The opportunities you couldn’t cease or the things you could have done better, had the right people sailed with you through the high seas of life, with its unpredictable waves. A heart full of hurt and unanswerable questions will keep one stuck in the prison of the past; blaming yourself and others, instead of looking ahead to discover something bigger and greater than life. Life doesn’t owe us a thing, nobody owe us an apology. You should lift your eyes beyond life predicaments, and look unto Jesus Christ, who has become all that we can become in God. Don’t reject the wooing of the Spirit. Be happy and thankful to God, to be here today, even in your mess; cast it all on God. Surely, there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

THOUGHTS TO CHEW ON… Friend, prayerfully chew on these simple yet profound questions and thoughts below, in the presence of God as you find meaning or photo credit: www.blessedtobeawitness.blogspotactivate your purpose in life…
We lived to be loved – Are you embracing God’s love for you?
We live for missions – Are you sharing the love of God with unbelievers?
We live to worship – Worship is not music; music is a medium for a relationship of love with God!
I live to… – What is the essence of your life, today?

Congratulations! You have found and captured God’s heart and how He feels towards you. Thank you for taking the time to journey with me in finding purpose. Your comments, likes, feedback, sharing, etc.  is the lubricant for  greater acceleration of the gospel, through gravity of grace. You are in my prayers! Love and peace to you!! –  McDaniels Gyamfi

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THE SPOKEN BLESSING


THE SPOKEN BLESSING.

DON’T GO TO WAR WITH FOOLS


To walk in foolishness is to lack the quality of a good sense of judgment or intelligence. David calls men who refute the existence of God as fools…The unregenerate mind lacks the quickening of God to access the deep things of God. To walk in their counsel is a recipe for failure

Psalm 14:1 The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.”
They are corrupt, They have done abominable works,
There is none who does good.

Such men, you must turn away from – Their foundational, underlying sense of thought is established on humanistic ideologies. They are sense knowledge men and operate through the sense realm of human wisdom which is foolishness unto God. They have no access to the wisdom of God which can only be appropriated through the spirit.

1 Corinthians 1:20-21(NKJV)20 Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? 21 For since, in the wisdom of God, the world through wisdom did not know God, it pleased God through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe

The unregenerate world through its own wisdom did not know God. I don’t dispute some of the greatest discoveries and invention of the natural mind. He has made air travel possible, good road system, hospitals, educational system, electrical gadgets to do all kinds of things and he keep inventing every day. Friend, with all these achievement by men he has not been able to know God to connect with Him in alignment with His thoughts. He cannot live by faith; he only walks through human reasoning and logic which is contrary to God.

Many has become so obsessed with the wisdom of men which God calls it foolishness to the neglect of the counsels of the word of God which is able to build them up and give them an inheritance which have eternal value. The underlying though of the spirit directed believer is Christ and not the foolish counsel of unregenerate men. Paul warns the believers at Collose to be careful with the subtle, enticing and persuasive wisdom of men by learning to walk in Christ. Christ is the final authority and not the academia.

Colossians 2:4-6 (NKJV) 4 Now this I say lest anyone should deceive you with persuasive words. 5 For though I am absent in the flesh, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the steadfastness of your faith in Christ. 6 As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him,

King David in the Psalms unveils the secret of an unceasing flow of prosperity in all areas of life is to not be controlled by the senseless counsels of the ungodly but is to have a great delight in the law of God by meditating in it day and night;

1 Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful; 2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night. 3 He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper. (Psalm 1:1-3 NKJV)

What weigh so heavily on your mind and in whose report did you believe? It’s the bad report of the media or the negative report of the family doctor?

Your Bible records an account of one of the rulers of the synagogue called Jairus in Mark 5 who came and fell at Jesus feet that He might come and pray for his daughter who was sick to the point of death. On His way to the synagogues rulers house Jesus was interrupted by a woman with an issue of blood. Due to that encounter with the woman, Jesus could not reach Jairus house until report was sent by the servants of the ruler that her daughter was dead…

(Vv 35) While He was still speaking, some came from the ruler of the synagogue’s house who said, “Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the Teacher any further?”

Can you imagine your boss hand you the resignation letter and the sense of shock that can run through your soul like tsunami. How do you react at the news that your husband has left you a divorce note and your kids has run into a problem with the law or your car has been repossessed for unpaid auto loan? Your world can crush down from all these itemized conditions. The good news is this; If you got Christ at your corner and circle of friends are anchored in the hope of the loveliness of God; you will overcome every form of emotional challenge. Beloved, you can lift your head up even at this moment if it feels like the whole world has turn upside down against you without hope. In the wisdom of men, it was the end of the story and there was no need for Jairus to keep believing but in the infinite wisdom of God the interruption of the woman who was healed from hemorrhage was to set Jairus up for an epic miracle. The fool and the naysayers can stop you on your way to destiny if you allow them to dominate your decision making, because they are too blind to navigate with you. God loves you personally and passionately to detail…whethere14bfd323fd344_2f_9_76efb21b-post too small or too big, it doesn’t matter. His eyes is on the sparrow!In the wisdom of men, it was the end of the story and there was no need for Jairus to keep believing but in the infinite wisdom of God the interruption of the woman who was healed from hemorrhage was to set Jairus for an epic miracle. The fool and the naysayers can stop you on your way to destiny if you allow them to dominate your decision making, because they are too blind to navigate with you.

Friend, see the model of Jesus on how he dealt with the unbelieving men and mould your life to success. He dearly loved the fool but never gave them the chance to control His emotions.

Mark 5:36-42 (NKJV) reads; 36 As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, He said to the ruler of the synagogue, “Do not be afraid; only believe.” 37 And He permitted no one to follow Him except Peter, James, and John the brother of James. 38 Then He came to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and saw a tumult and those who wept and wailed loudly. 39 When He came in, He said to them, “Why make this commotion and weep? The child is not dead, but sleeping.” 40 And they ridiculed Him. But when He had put them all outside, He took the father and the mother of the child, and those who were with Him, and entered where the child was lying. 41 Then He took the child by the hand, and said to her, “Talitha, cumi,” which is translated, “Little girl, I say to you, arise.” 42 Immediately the girl arose and walked, for she was twelve years of age. And they were overcome with great amazement.

Jesus did not entertain the report of the servants who came with the report of Jairus daughter’s death. He decoded their negativity as soon as He heard them, with words of faith and assurance to Jairus who was probably about to give up with these words; “Do not be afraid; only believe.” He hands pick Peter, James, and John to accompany Him in this scenario to the exclusion of the rest of the disciples. He did not sympathized with the mourners at Jairus house, which should have been the norm but rather declared the wisdom of God; “The child is not dead, but sleeping” They ridiculed Him but He went ahead and put them all outside excluding Mr. & Mrs. Jairus who by now were in alignment with the wisdom from above to see their daughter raised from dead.

Scripture warn us not to be equally yoked with unbelievers. We cannot be in balance in our agreement of the truth of God’s word in so many areas of life. This will seem impossible for many believers but my friend; Jesus did not come to set peace even between fathers and their own sons. The cause of God will require a great price and there are hundreds of things that an unbelieving parent will not agree with their kid who has seen the light. You are not to hate the fool but to walk in awareness that they don’t drive you in perdition in your marital, business, health, struggles and every precious decisions of your life.

What drives your life? The wisdom of men which is based on trial and error or the absolute, inerrant truth of God’s word!

God armed Joshua with this truth when he picked the Burton from Moses in Joshua 1:8 (NKJV) “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success”

Be single minded and save your soul from the negativity of this world. Just as evil (unregenerate fool) communication corrupts good manners, good communication with men of wisdom will build you up and sharpen your edge to excel beyond your wildest dream. Speak the word into dead situations and indulge daily in it by learning to meditate on it day and night and see God wash your heart with Godly wisdom to overcome fear, doubts, and despair to walk in His perfect will unto a perfect day while other falls into manholes.

Peace and Hope to you and your!!