Everything Else Must Wait 📌

In our pursuit to live truly for Christ, there are things in our everyday lives that stand in the way of us making Christ the center of it all. To live for Christ is to count all things to be a loss because of the excelling knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord (see Philippians 3:8). When we learn the essence of surrendering our lives to God, we make room in our hearts for God to do what only He can do. We can’t expect God to have His way when we allow other things to sit on the throne of our hearts. God will never force us to surrender. It’s a daily choice we have to make if we truly want to walk with the Lord.

Jesus valued the relationship He had with the Father. In all His ways, He acknowledged the Father. One of the greatest examples illustrated throughout the ministry of Jesus is found in Mark 1 which states “Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where He prayed.”. He didn’t allow anything to hinder His relationship with His Father. He sought the Father continually asking that His glory will be manifested in all that He did throughout His life here on Earth. He arose early in the morning and knew what truly mattered. There was no phone to check if His disciples was calling Him. There was no notification of who liked what He did at Cana. His focus was on the Father. It was not about Him. It was (all) about His Father.

Looking at your relationship with God, what would you say is the number one factor that stands in the way of you truly living for Christ? Is it fear, status of your job, family demands, bitterness, laziness, your relationship with a boyfriend/girlfriend, social media? As you take the time to reflect, I pray that you will find joy in knowing that God wants all of you. He wants your undivided attention. He delights in knowing you and revealing Himself more unto you as you make that decision to draw nearer unto Him. God is near. He is not far fetched. Call upon His Name. Make God your priority.

In choosing to make Christ your priority, you must first understand that that there are things in your life that vie for your attention daily. I am here to remind you that “Everything Else Must Wait”. What are some of the things in your life currently that you give your attention to that are hindrances to you becoming all that God has called you to be? What are some of noises that stand in the way of you hearing the voice of God? Take the time to identify these things or people in your life. Whatever your case may be, know that God awaits you. He is willing to walk hand in hand on this journey with you but you have to learn to say No to the things that have your heart on lockdown and say Yes to God who pursued you before you even chose to accept Him. Everything Else Must Wait doesn’t necessarily mean that you should neglect your family, your friends and etc. The truth is, God cares about every detail of our lives. All that we have is because of Him. He is the giver of all things but we must not allow the things of this life to surpass the God that we serve. May we learn to abide in Christ in every season. May our hearts be open to knowing God more and may we seek Him in all our ways. May our lives be a clear reflection of God’s grace, fragrance of love, and peace. May we cultivate a lifestyle of total surrender and faith in Christ that will point others to experience Him in a greater measure.

Verse To Ponder:

“Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching. But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, ‘Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.’ But the Lord answered her, ‘Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.” Luke 10:38-42

Backstory to Everything Must Wait!

This topic came about when my cousin was singing a song. All he kept saying was Everything Else Must Wait. I knew the song he was singing but the song lyrics actually says Everything Else Can Wait.This was on August 14th, 2019. I mean I can’t even tell you how those words rang in my head. I wanted to write this post then but I didn’t even know where to begin. Here at 1am, August 16th, 2019, I am writing this blog post. Well currently 3pm now, I am finished. Yes, sometimes it takes me two hours to write a post. God surely had his way because God knows starting a blog post is so difficult for me. I pray that this blog post ministers to you and that you are encouraged to walk daily in light of the God’s love for you 💞.

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The More I Seek You

Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. -Mark 1:35

Seeking the face of God starts with the posture of our hearts. To seek is to inquire, desire to obtain and attempt to find. When you seek God, what lies in your heart? What is the reason why you are seeking? What is sitting on the throne of your heart? You see, when we seek God, our hearts must be a pure. In Psalm 51:10, David states “Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.” In Matthew 5:8, we are reminded that, “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.” When we come before the Lord, we must humble ourselves. We must ask God to create in us, a clean heart. A heart surrendered to God, is what the Lord desires of us. The more we seek God, the more we know Him. It is in the secret place where we learn more about Christ. The truth is, many believers have not made the presence of God their dwelling place. God wants us to know Him. He wants us to have fellowship with Him. We are the sheep of His pasture. We are His beloved children but God will never force us to seek Him. It is a choice we have to make daily.

In our key verse, Mark 1:35, we see very clearly that Jesus sought the Father. Before the rising of the sun, he met his Father. He put everything aside, to commune with His Father. Looking at your life right now, when was the last time you spent quality time with God without interruptions? You see, Jesus knew what mattered. In the same way as believers, we must know what matters. No one can tell you what is a priority in your life. You know what you value the most in your life. It’s a daily choice to die to your flesh and surrender everything (all that you are) unto God. Surrendering to God is not a seasonal thing. It’s a crucial step in the believers life. If we truly want to live for Christ, we must lay down our fleshly desires for spiritual food which satisfies our hearts longings. The more we seek God, the more He reveals Himself unto us. The key is to seek. It is a promise that when we seek God, we will find Him. It’s when we seek that we find because the God we serve does not withhold any good thing from us. If we refuse to seek, we can’t blame God for everything. We must do our part. What is the requirement of doing our part? First, repent of all your sins. Ask God to create in you in a clean heart. Second, make room in your heart for God. Make God a continual priority in your life. Third, choose to follow in His ways daily. Ask the Holy Spirit for His help daily. Ask the Lord to teach you daily how to live for Him. Seeking God is a journey. It is not a one time thing but you must be willing to walk hand in hand with God daily. May you experience God in a greater measure as you make the decision to truly live for Him. May God reveal Himself to you in a way that you have never experienced Him before. May you grow deeper in the knowledge of God and may the eyes of your understanding be enlightened. In Jesus name, Amen.

Verse To Ponder:

You, God, are my God,
    earnestly I seek you;
I thirst for you,
    my whole being longs for you,
in a dry and parched land
    where there is no water.

-Psalm 63:1

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. -Matthew 6:33

Welcome into another week of August. I hope the month of August is treating you well. If not, I hope that things get better for you. Have a wonderful day 😊

God Is With You!

Scripture: “The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.” Zephaniah 3:17

Reflection: God is with you. He will never leave you nor forsake you. It is a promise He has made unto all His children. In the midst of everything surrounding you, He is the one who is for you and not against you. As I read this verse, all I kept thinking about was how the crowd followed Jesus. Imagine being the leader of a crowd and everyone is surrounding you. In this world, there will be many things surrounding us, trying to vie for our attention but God is the One who walks with us and fights our battles. He is our refuge and shield.

This joy He gives can never be bought in the store. He outpours it abundantly and it is free. He sings a new melody, a song of praise. The Lord rejoices over you, for you are His child. You were made with intention. You are not a mistake. You are created for a purpose. You are precious to God. I pray that as you grow in deeper intimacy with God, that He will reveal who you are in Him. Let this truth of God rejoicing over you with gladness, fill your heart with a greater measure of joy. You are loved by God. Take delight in knowing you belong to the King of Kings. You are crowned with Victory. You are God’s beloved child, now and forevermore.

Thank you for taking the time to read this blog post. I pray that as you go forth into your day, you will be reminded of this truth that God loves you. He sings over you. Rest in knowing that you have a great inheritance in the Lord. Have a blessed day 😊

Heart Of Service 🕊

Scripture: Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. -Colossians 3:23

Reflection: Looking at this scripture, we are being reminded that in all that we do, we should work at it with all our heart for the Lord. The question now becomes, who have you been working for? What is the purpose in doing the things that you do?

In a world that promotes being filthy rich through various gateways, we as believers must be reminded continually that our inheritance lies in the Lord. We may not see the reward of our deeds here on Earth, but the truth is we are blessed in so many ways. Being blessed doesn’t equate to having so much money. Waking up is a blessing. Having good health, a place to lay your head to rest and food to eat is a blessing. Having clean water go brush your teeth, shower and prepare meals is a blessing. May we always be reminded that it is Christ that we are serving. Whether in our homes or our work places, may we never lose sight of the reason why we are positioned; to serve. Time and time again, Jesus demonstrated the act of service (see John 13). As we go forth into our week, may all that we do bring glory unto God. May we serve not because we await a reward from men but much rather may we serve because we love Christ. Service is sacrificial love not slave work. Christ demonstrated this kind of love unto us. In the same way, we ought to do the same. May we be that living example wherever we go. May we be the hands and feet of Jesus here on Earth 🌍.

Verses To Ponder:

“Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” -Luke 6:38

“For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.

They also will answer, Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you? He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.” -Matthew 25:42-45

PC: CharityWater

Thank you for taking the time to read this post. God bless you all. Have a lovely week 😊

Hello August! 😊

August, is that you that I see? I know it’s you. So we are currently four days into the month of August. I hope that this month is treating you well by far. If not, I pray that things get better for you. As we have settled into this month, this I pray for you. I pray that in all your ways you will seek God. May you draw nearer unto God with each new day. May you never lose sight of the One who loves you. In this month of August, may you experience the full measure of God’s love like never before. May this experience overflow into the courts of everyone you meet and greet. May your light shine in every corner. May you make God your number #1 priority. More grace and oil upon your head. May you have a deeper hunger for more of God. As you open up your Bibles, to learn more about your friend and Savior, may He open up your heart and give you understanding and revelation of His word. May this month of August, bring joy, peace and satisfaction in all that you do. Every task you commit to God and put your mind to, may it be accomplished in Jesus name. May God make happen for you what you have made happen for others. May God’s face shine upon you and may you experience His faithfulness and kindness in this month of August. May the Lord hear your prayers from His Holy hill. I pray for a greater increase in faith as you choose to trust on the Lord. May the Lord surprise you. May He keep you, strengthen you and order your footsteps in the way that you should go. May He command His angels concerning you. With your mouth, you will declare the goodness of the Lord in the language of the living. His praises will not cease from your lips. Every mountain that stands in the way of you moving forward, we speak to that mountain right now, to be moved in Jesus name. Every veil that has held your eyes from seeing God, be removed in Jesus name. It’s the month of new beginnings. God is always at work in the lives of His children. Stay focused on the Lord. We ask God for a new heart (Ezekiel 36:26). May you remain in the presence of the Lord and remember always that God is for you and not against you. You are loved. You are God’s beloved Child. I’ll be praying for you. Have a wonderful month of August 🙌🏿😊❤️

Thank you for taking the time to read this blog post. God bless you all. Have a lovely month 🌻

July Reflections 🌻🥀😌

Welcome to Day 212 of 365 days. I hope that the month of July was delightful filled with God’s goodness, love and so much more than you even expected. I know for me July was overall good. Yes, it had its challenges but if there’s anything I’ve learned within these two years, I would have to say perspective is the key. So as the month is drawing to a close, as always on this platform, we will be reflecting upon the glorious month of July! With a few questions in mind, let’s get to it.

Reflection Questions

1. Looking back on this month of July, what were some pivotal lessons that you learned?

2. Did you read any books? If so would you recommend it to any of us?

3. Did you study any books in the Bible? If so which one (s)? What songs ministered to you in this month of July?

4. When it comes to your finances, did you save or spend more?

5. How were you physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually? Did you drink more water or primarily juice/beverages?

6. Did you visit any new places, city, town or even store? Did you like it?

7. If you can describe the month of July in three words, what would you say?

8. What are some habits or things you need to let go of that can hinder your growth as we carry forward in the few months left in the year?

9. What are three things you love about yourself? What are three things you need to work on?

10. What are you looking forward to in the month of August?

*What are you willing to do to make this month of August Spectacular?

Thank you for taking the time to read this post. You see, I was writing this post yesterday and I fell asleep. I love July so much that I had to shower it with some love. Can’t wait to meet you again July by God’s grace. Cheers to what lies ahead of you all. Continue to fix your eyes on Jesus 😊🙌🏿. You are loved. You are precious. You are created for more. God isn’t finished yet! Bloom in your garden 🥀🌱