My chief aim in life is to do the opposite of what’s detestable in God’s sight.
It’s not fair or right or even accurate to compare or equate the struggles of homosexuals who often choose their burden with the tribulations of africans who have more often than not been born into oppression.
No good scientist who has thoroughly investigated chromosomes genes and brain chemistry will conclude that anyone was born with homosexual desires within them.
We don’t make allowances for this erroneous conclusion when claiming the means by which we arrive at our religious identity.
We are born again but we had to be born in the first place.
God’s creation is made.
God’s children are created by the new birth we allow to take place when Christ impregnates His Spirit within us.
Unless we have Jesus living in our hearts we have no basis for our morality.
God gave us a conscience but it’s easy to ignore it or for it to be warped or put on mute if we allow our will to be bent by the whims of society instead of the desires of Gods heart.
I struggle not to be overwhelmed by despair or overcome with anger which achieves nothing unless I team it with the most highs logic.
El Shaddai is moving in my spirit.
HE motivates all the actions i make that dont contradict His will.
He heals and restores.
He makes everything beautiful in His perfect timing.
I am well aware of the fact my soul subsists on oft chewed meals of what may well be perceived as stale bread .
God has hidden His word in my heart.
That doesn’t supersede my need for daily manna and fresh inspiration from heaven on the regular.
Christians in the music world seem to be more into inclusiveness n making people feel comfortable about their sexual proclivities than sharing hard to swallow truth n teaching apologetics even to the found sheep yet alone the lost ones.
I fight against spirits in church urging me to be angry at a sermon I know I should be agreeing with cos it’s good n right n loving and holy n not just nod my head at the social justice aspects of the sermon while plucking out the heart of the message which is our universal necessity for salvation via the soul redeeming blood of Jesus Christ.
We can share the truth of how God sees the world without judging others if we degree to define passing judgement as completely writing someone off without choosing to see their potential for redemption.
It is a tricky challenging business and a life long lesson to know how to successfully speak the truth in love.
We shouldn’t deliberately go out of our way to trample on feelings but we shouldn’t avoid confrontation if we perceive it as a divine necessity either.
We should determine this necessity based on whether the lives of those around us are lined up with the will of God.
We are all accountable for our own sin not others.
This is not a truth that negates our responsibility to share God’s perspective of sin in order to save the world from the consequences of righteousness n judgement.
Is all well with my soul.
I feel like it’s in a constant state of disrepair undergoing renovations or in the process of being cleaned up.
Why do I find it so hard to be just friends with beautiful young appropriately aged and spiritually aligned women who live overseas. ?
With God’s help all things are possible.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me- Philippians 4 : 13 .
According to an old song this includes riding my bike doing my homework and (kidself shudder ) eat my vegetables.
I mostly love vegetables now except for taro, rock melon n cooked banana.
N nothing in this world will convince me to appreciate mouldy blue veined cheese though I will tolerate it now if I accidentally discover it embedded in my pizza.
I swing like a pendulum between depth and shallowness.
Intricate complexity and simple things are hidden within one another’s hearts.
Some people are scared to be themselves on social media.
That’s no longer an issue for me.
My only issue with myself is the all encompassing conundrum of how i go about becoming more like Jesus every day.
I don’t want to be that home wrecking type of person who lacks the wisdom to respect boundaries in relationships.
I have tried to steal girlfriends away from their boyfriends if not husbands away from wives.
One relationship is no less legitimate than the other or right in God’s sight if both halves of a coowned heart are walking in God’s will for their lives.
We must not attempt to do God’s job for Him and be the ones who determine right from wrong.
His word is the best assistant for our conscience and the greatest determining factor in discerning our most appropriate lifepath.
I would highly recommend kika ashanike’s books Intimacy and the delivery room.
It took her a great deal of time pain and personal expense to write them.
Very few masterpieces of Christian literature come into being without the oft dreaded combination of excessive blood, sweat and tears.
You can connect with her on http://www.kikseeks.com
I wouldn’t plug a woman this intensely if I didn’t believe in what she’s doing so much.
God has used her to guide atheists n non christians towards Christ.
She has a background in legal studies n financial consultancy but she chose instead to pursue God’s calling on her life into ministry.
I appreciate her bold stance against fornication or having sex outside of Gods design for a marriage covenant that reflects His pure righteous heart.
I also admire her for advocating her readers to only listen to music that pleases the Holy Spirit.
We must be so careful what we feed our minds through the gates of our eyes n ears cos once it gets in us it becomes tricky to extricate.
It requires prayer and sometimes plenty of fasting to change the way we think so we no longer have the desire to guzzle poison for our spirit and pretend we’re gulping back on crateloads of ribena instead.
We must retrain our brains to love the things God loves and hate the things He hates.
We must never hate people but we shouldn’t just pat people on the back and encourage sinful lifestyles either with our silence or blatant blanket blank minded approval of the anything goes mentality of our modern regressive world masquerading as progressiveness.
If a wheel does a revolution or spins around back to where it was we do not pretend it has moved ahead to a different point or angle degree.
Why do we play mind games with the state of play of our social structure but not basic laws of maths, science and physics. ?
Sex should only be offensive to us if its outside of Gods plan.
As kika says if we lack patience to wait for it before marriage and we agree with God’s definition that love is patient then how can we have love if we lack the patience to wait for it?
I wish I had this book years ago so I had a better argument to present to my friends who are still having sex before marriage inside God’s framework.
I tried to tell them that marriage was a more real kind of love than the sloppy second alternative to God’s best they are still settling for.
This approach was not helpful or useful however cos they still haven’t changed clinging like a rock to its mountain n boulder brothers.
The only positive change i can see in their lives is that one couple now has a greater hunger for the things of God in their movie watching habits.
The female half of the couple does anyway.
They say women generally speaking have a greater hunger within themselves for authentic expressions of God entwined spirituality.
Perhaps guys just express their love for God in less obvious ways.
I wouldn’t class myself as a typical guy but then again I fail to be convinced that he even exists.
Although I’m not the best example of an honest guy there’s plenty of them out there so please ladies if you’re considering giving up on guys altogether don’t quit pursuing them or allowing yourself to be pursued by them.
I’m probably gonna get shot or eliminated or excommunicated from some church circles for saying this but I don’t think it’s an either or thing, I see it as both and . 😃
Other than the concept of holy war we have no word in the English language that perfectly sums up the concept of jihad.
Possibly our best equivalent would be crusade by that is loaded and tainted by inappropriate usage although it can also be applied successfully to social justice issues if you ignore the etymological roots of its heritage.
Which is a bigger and better priority for our countries unlimited immigration into our borders or free university education for all secondary education graduates and residents of our country cos economically I doubt any of us are in a financial position to avoid both outcomes. ?
Some fail to see how you can hate a candidate but still vote for him based on his choice to tow the line n abideby his or her parties policies.
I want to live in a world where no babies get aborted no fully grown adult or child gets raped or molested nobody gets robbed or killed for a kings ransom or a pittance nobody feels they have to lie to justify their actions or possesses any concept of falsehood, no little child gets enslaved or kidnapped from their parents, no woman or man is taught to hate their body by themselves or society no religion has to hide underground for fear of persecution jail or death and nobody is living outside of a relationship with Jesus which is the only way any of these nightmares will be vanquished from the furthest extensions of the 4 points of a compass.
It’s true that we should look for the treasure in others but we must also be lionlike bold and courageous enough to point out their trash so God’s clean up crew can do a work on them n extricate the mess they have allowed the devil permission to make of their lives n hearts by yielding control to him.
Like it or not we can only choose to give control of our destinies to God or the devil.
We can never decide for ourselves independently of the influence of either one if not both simultaneously.
Jimmy needham expresses this truth well in his song which says if I have the ability to decide what to do with my life for myself if I truly think independently why do I inevitably choose to do the things that please the devil not God.
There’s no such thing as a decision made independent of an external spiritual being beyond ourselves just morally neutral decisions and those with eternal consequences.
Some of us are puppets on strings who live and die in denial.
It’s not simply a choice of puppet masters cos the devil doesn’t respect our rights to choose our future for ourselves only God does.
The devil is constantly trying to bind n blind our minds to his will n devices and remind us of wrongdoing he has advised us to participate in.
If he can’t get a cloud of guilt and condemnation to constantly hover over our heads he will try another tactic and try to convince us our sinfulness is good and right n even trick us into thinking hell is heaven if he can.
I wouldn’t put it past him though I hope no one is that stupid susceptible or easily duped by his devious devices.
He is cleverer than many give him credit for yet far clumsier than he thinks he is.
He constantly refutes the truth of his future cos he doesn’t want to face it although we know he will eventually have to whether he likes it or not.
Like us the devil once had a choice about where he will spend eternity.
Now his sinful actions have taken his choice away from him.
Only God knows who is closest to His heart but I know for sure those who believe in the existence of His son and His power to change our lives by the redemption of His blood are guaranteed to spend eternity in His flawless sick and stumbling free home if we walk blameless in His sight and keep our conscience clean of the stench of sin.
It’s easier to be full of holes than holy but I’d rather be the ship that makes it safe to shore or paradise harbor rather than be that poor misguided vessel that allowed itself to be riddled with immoral bullets cos it couldn’t see its maker and designer had crafted it with the innate ability to navigate treacherous waters and be led by His guidance back home.