Letter to Jay: Come Out Of Your Shell

In our day-to-day lives we often hear these words “don’t give up” right? Yeah, I know it sounds cliché and we’re damn used to it, it’s just words you say.

Have you ever felt so lonely, downcast, rejected, so behind schedule…,it feels like your heart wants to pop right out of your chest just because nothing seems to be working?

At this point you’re filled with disappointment and sadness… It is only then that the words, “don’t give up” really make sense. There’s hope buddy, don’t give up, no matter the challenge. You’ll definitely pull through, however not by ‘yourself’.

You can’t remain in your shell forever you know, you can’t keep storing up those negative feelings that come from unaccomplishments in your life.

In life, you’ll have pain but know that every pain always forgets to leave gain at home. There are life lessons we learn through the challenges we face, which no philosopher can instill in you by mere words.

Coming out of your shell entails telling yourself the truth, talking to someone, embracing love, giving love, and praying(talk to God), He alone knows it all. Scripture tells us clearly, “if anyone is afflicted, let him pray”.

When you pray, you literally cast off those loads and burdens that have weighed you down to God. You were never made to walk this earth alone. You really need God to live and to feel alive in your spirit because He is a life-giving Spirit.

Jay: Lord, why do I keep doing the wrong things, why am I so inconsistent, when will this hardship end?

Lord: I am teaching you endurance and how to call upon me in your distress. You don’t need to remain in your shell, come out, just as you are. I’m here to clean up your mess and to adorn you with my presence. You soar only in my presence, others may choose to walk, run or fly but YOU SOAR!

So, buddy you need to pray, enjoy the fellowship of God’s presence, get out of your bed, and start walking towards destiny, no matter how little the steps are. Go on that journey of faith, in the end it’ll be worth it.

Stop being afraid of what people will say or think, you owe no man nothing except love. There’s love out there, embrace it, there’s love within you, give it. Reach out to people, truth is we all need each other to pull through, you can’t do it alone.

Finally, pray, again I say, pray. He listens to the cries of your heart. He is the one behind the wheels of your life and he’ll surely get you to that place of destiny.

Letter to my Lord: Lord, right now, I’m weak and helpless all by my self, strengthen me for the journey ahead, bring me to that place of fellowship with your Spirit. Set my heart ablaze for you, my Lord. For in the end, the ultimate goal of life was always and is still to know You, my Lord. Thank you so much for your unending love. Your son, Jay.

His-Story

It’s so fascinating how that everything began with a being whose existence is devoid of any explanation.

In the beginning God….
In the end God….

Infact He is the beginning and the end.

I don’t know what your story is, where you are now or what you’re doing, but one thing I know is that your story is all about God.

We all have history; everybody has a story to tell about their childhood, how, where and the circumstances they grew up, how they made it in life….and that’s okay. But when your story becomes your drive, your every meditation, your word to folks you end up taking God out of the picture.

Truth is, all that History was tailor made to lead you to God. Many lost God in the process of “trying to make it”, “trying to break family barrier”. Loosing God is not “not being a Christian”. It’s loosing the essence of His-Story.

In His-Story we see Him and then find our true life but in Our Story we only find the world and see our self- what we have done or achieved.

We ought to find our life in God; that man that was made in the image and likeness of God, and live like that man, rather than subjecting our whole lives to fear of the beggarly elements of this world.

Your original story in God is not about how to be rich or influential or famous, and sadly the end of many people’s story is summed up in these- what to eat, what to drink and what to wear, nothing else. Such a beggarly and poorly written story.

If in the beginning God….and in the end God…. then everything in between has to be God.

Your Story ought to be about finding God. Your History is not about you but God. It is His-Story that was meant to lead you to Him. And that Story always ends in Him.

Perfect song for this story🎧💜

https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=Ib3L4NhLrlA&feature=share

What’s in His Face?

Psalm 105:4- Seek the Lord and His strength; seek His face ever more.

Do you ever think of where you are now and where you want to be? Mind travelling right? Hey! Don’t go so far, because what you need to journey successfully is right here, in these Words.

Where we are is a result of the strength we had to carry us there or the strength we lacked that kept us stuck. There’s so much to do to live a fulfilling life but we need strength to do it- we need strength to please God.

The scripture above tells us clearly that seeking the Lord and His strength is seeking His face. So the face of the Lord reveals His person and in His face we find strength.

Remember those times when you had to do a performance on stage- there are certain people you needed to be around because somehow you draw strength from their energy. It’s the same with God.

This life with all the challenges and struggles is like our stage and to be victorious we need our Father to be there for us, we need to behold his face because that’s how we draw strength to do life victoriously.

Choose to seek His face not just His arms. What is in His arms or what He can give to us is not who He is, you don’t know a person by their arms, do you? Who God is is engrained in His face that exudes His glory, beauty, might, power, love, grace and mercy unto us. Moses said show me your face, show me your glory (Exodus 33:18, 11). This should be our prayer (Numbers 6:25).

There’s strength in His face. So remain in constant fellowship with God until He shows us His face, His very essence wherein lies strength to overcome life’s obstacles

When Girl meets Art: God is Art❤️

Isaiah 64:8 (KJV)
But now, O LORD, thou art our Father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand🤲✨

Girl: How do I assemble these pieces, is it possible, how do I do it alone?

Boy: No, you don’t need to do it alone, we’re in this together, but still we won’t get it all done by ourselves, however, we can listen to what True Art says😇


Art speaks while we listen:

You’re my work of art being moulded into my image, a beautiful piece of pottery💫

All the broken pieces of your existence (your flaws, shortcomings, insecurities, fears, even the achievements) is what I, the Lord will use to make a beautiful pottery out of even by my everlasting and eternal light💫

You are my work in progress, so tell the raging seas to “Peace, be still”, God’s at work here, right here, in this heart of mine❤️

Song: Broken Vessels (Amazing Grace)- Hillsong 🎧💛

I’ll Never Walk Alone🙏

Today’s blog title is very familiar to football fans world wide. This story you’re about to read is somewhat like a football story and how it relates to us in life.

For football fans, well for sports in general, what always add color to the competition is the crowd in the grandstands cheering on the players. The game matters to those in the grandstands as much as it does to the players.

When players are being cheered it always increases their momentum, puts a spring in their steps or give them a glimmer of hope when things aren’t working in their favour.

So let’s bring it down to how it relates to us. Do you know we’re being watched??

Imagine we all are in a football team. As it is in football, in life also, we all have different roles to play.

The way I am designed to function is different from the way another is designed to function, so stop feeling bad for being different, we were never meant to act the same way though we are to have the same goal.

So we see the same goal but different roles.

From here, it is clear that we are not supposed to play the game of life alone or else you’ll crash. Seek help, cherish community, let’s stay together.

Do you also know that there are innumerable company of men who are in the grandstands cheering us on as we compete for the ultimate prize or the goal mentioned earlier.

So who are these guys?

Check: Hebrews 12:1

“Since we have such a huge crowd of men of faith watching us from the grandstands, let us strip off anything that slows us down or holds us back, and especially those sins that wrap themselves so tightly around our feet and trip us up; and let us run with patience the particular race that God has set before us”

So we have men of faith (Abel, Enoch, Moses, Daniel, David….and those you know that have gone to be with the Lord) looking down at us and cheering us on so we can get that prize.

We should know that this race or this competition of life is not a natural one but a spiritual one. And if it’s a competition then we’ll certainly have oppositions, those things that make you feel like quitting. But you must make a decision to never quit, to always get up when you fall.

Those men in the grandstands of heaven are not concerned about your natural achievements- new car, house, money in the bank etc.

They are only concerned about your spiritual achievements, how well you are playing according to coach’s (God’s) plan for you. Is his plan for you finding expression through your role?

That goal or prize that we are to attain is the man Christ. The answer is given in:

Hebrews 12:2

Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith….”

Looking unto the ultimate prize- Jesus. If we will see him we will definitely be like him.

Check: 1John 3:2

2: Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. 

I did all that expóse to prove to us that we are never really alone. We never walk alone. We’re being watched each day.

Most times why we feel, think or act the way we do is because we think we’re alone.

But if a man keeps thinking he is alone, it slowly becomes his own reality but not the truth.

No man was created to be alone. We were never meant to do life alone.

No matter where you are right now just know that you’re not alone, God sees you, those men of faith are cheering you on, so get back on your feet! and keep running, keep playing your role according to God’s plan until you get that ultimate prize- Jesus Christ🌟

Blessing in Broken Pieces✨

I just stumbled upon a short clip of a song by Dolly Parton and it inspired me to do this write-up✍️

The line that caught my attention: “Blessing buried in broken pieces”✨

The truth is there is so much blessing kept within us (our earthen vessel). But the road block between our having it and receiving it is our seeing it🧐

2Corinthians 4:7📖

“But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us”.

So we can have enduring strength, healing or divine health, soundness of mind, peace, joy, favour, and ultimately rest but if we don’t see these treasures that are reserved in jars of clay or earthen vessels we can’t receive them or live in the reality of these blessings.

Sinking deep in the sea of mercy and grace🤲

How can I see these blessings?

We can see these blessings by looking at one man, his name is Jesus Christ. In Him are all the fullness of the blessings of God. When we take our eyes off Jesus Christ🧐 we rob ourselves of God’s blessings

We may not be where we want to be now, we may feel incapable, inadequate, unloved by men, unpopular🥺😓. Besides, we already are accepted in the beloved.

Ephesians 1:6to the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.

But there’s a man we will fellowship with that will take away those feelings of inadequacy, incapability, weakness, unacceptability so we can have the real thing which is Jesus Christ💛

Whatever the world can give to us is not and can never be the real thing🌍🌚

The only real thing or the only reality is Jesus Christ. Let your whole life revolve around this one blessed hope, this one man, Jesus Christ. Let him become your reality, your truth, your hope in this life so that in the end we’ll have his very life🤲

Whenever issues of life come up many people say let’s face reality-meaning let’s face what the world has to say about this and that situation but if our reality is Jesus Christ we will only hear what He has to say about that situation, about where you are right now or what’s going on around or within you🤲

Live unashamed of this hope, Jesus Christ, let him be your reality, your only truth🙏

He is our treasure and in this broken pieces of our flesh we can harness the blessings of Jesus if we fix our gaze on Him alone. And as we gaze on him he moulds us until we are like Him in all things🌟

#Unashamed✌️#Moulding🌛 #Blessingsinbroken pieces💔✨ #allaboutJesus🤲

DOWNLOAD MUSIC: Zach Williams – There Was Jesus Ft. Dolly Parton