Loyalty.. Gods Love..or just in between?

Loyalty Was Birthed To Protect Another’s Innocence, Never To Keep Secret Their Sin.

Proverbs. 28:23 (NKJV)

“He who rebukes a man will find more favor afterward Than he who flatters with the tongue.”

Many people have become masters at avoiding or distorting the truth because they refuse to confront others over their sin. It seems as though many Christians play a game with each other.

We’ve all heard the phrase, “There is honor among thieves.” Well, there is a “false honor” among Christians as well. It’s an unspoken understanding that says, “We’re not going to discuss the real issues. And, as long as all of us do not discuss the real issues, the real issues don’t exist.” But that is definitely not true those issues do exist.Many times we fool ourselves and call it walking in love, not realizing we are consenting to another’s death. Don’t hide someone else’s sin in the name of loyalty.

 Confront their sin and help them walk free from the chains that bind them!!!

I know there are different schools of thought to this matter… some will stay ‘loyal’ and rather not say anything… some will hide behind the ‘Gods love’ theory and finish the individual and some will just stay in between!!!

Is there a wrong or right way to correct someone?

NOT ASHAMED…

I had better let you know that  :

I am Born again… and not ashamed to say;

I believe in love;

I believe in respect for all men;

I believe fear is a disease ( if you want it, you go get it);

I believe all men are not born equals..but are equal in the eyes of God;

I believe in mercy;

I believe death is only a door- if there is no beginning, there will be no end;

I believe the devil is a loser;

I believe there is evil …and that good comes to all men;

I believe silence has a beautiful voice… and i believe in the power of the outspoken word;

I believe in the sanity and sanctity of sex after marriage;

I believe in living, loving and helping others live;

I believe in the Holy spirit;

I believe in God…and that Jesus is his son!

…Thats what makes me who i am.

Youwhat do you believe?

Lyrics courtesy of my friend Kenny.

Desire.. (2)

funmi1.jpg“I bargained with life for a penny and life would pay no more, however, I begged at evening when I counted my scanty store. For life is a just employer, he gives you what you ask,but once you’ve set the wages, why? you must bear the task. I worked for a menial’s hire, only to learn dismayed, that any wage I had asked of life, life would have willingly paid…  Desire!!!”

 I got that quote off a friends blog and it set me thinking… any wage I asked of life, life would have willingly paid! Hmmm… thinking about it gave me different standpoints on the issue:

1. it is very true that a lot of people shortchange themselves in what they can get from life. they underutilize the resources and talents that God has given them. they aim for less (trying to play safe) in their search for jobs and opportunities (u never know until you try..) when it comes to relationships, they settle for less (am not despising the days of humble beginnings oh!) and get caged with some lady/guy with no dream, vision or prospect (those carry more weight than bank accounts this days)

2. It is also true that  scripture says Godliness with CONTENTMENT is great gain. shouldnt contentment be a job that can feed you and put a roof over your head and give you plenty of time to serve the God that has kept u alive? Instead of what we find today with people working 14-15 hours a day in a company trying to earn more and more (desire) and doing all sorts in the process – and then end up not having any time for the God who gave the job (abi he didnt give the job sef) in the first place… (consultants watch out!!!)

I have been thinking about it so much in the past few days, my brain brimming over with prayer points and different plans and things i want (desire) and i cant help but ask myself in the sincerity of my heart: HOW DO I KNOW WHEN I CROSS THE LINE BETWEEN CONTENTMENT AND MORE DESIRE that leads to greed?

Don’t get it twisted, most of the good things I have in life is because I dared to want it… and I got it.

One should really give it some thought… the way we live our lives these days, everyone in a massive rat race for want of more, and more possessions… you begin to wonder if that is all God placed us here for(considering the fact that we barely have time for Him talkless of the huge unsaved lot out there…

Well, this is a little more than food for thought, but I would like us to think about it and let me know what you think. we need to step back once in a while and assess where we are – or else one day we will wake up to the rude shock that we are so far away from the beautiful spring where we once were.. .and are now in a desert of self without his Spirit. (SElah)

Desire

picture-020.jpgMy birthday pic as promised… ( my colleagues thought to make me enjoy my day so we went out after work… and yours sincerly ended the day quite happy as you can see from the wide smile in the pic)

May i also wish Refinedone a very happy birthday and most fulfilling new year.

Will be back on monday with a topic i have been pondering on for a while…

Happy Birthday!!

Today is my birthday oHHH… and it is a mixture of many things

I felt a little sober just before 12am. its the first time in my whole life that I would be spending my birthday away from everyone I love and that love me too…

Even when I was in the Uni, my parents would send my younger brother to school with all the gifts and cards from every member of the family:-)

When I started working and moved out, the routine continued… In my family, birthdays are always grand events. (there is always so much excitement long before the day. Nobody forgets birthdays and for that one day, you are made to feel like the world revolves around you!

The best kind of birthdays are the types that happen when you are home… my dad would make sure the whole family would be present the night before. Then, around 5am on the D-day, they (mum, dad, two siblings) will enter your room in a straight line and start singing happy birthday till you wake up. Then each person( starting from daddy) will present their gifts and cards (which you are expected to open with ooh’s and ah’s)! when all that is done, they will all sit around your bed and pray with you…

Last night was different. I was in my hotel room in Abuja (place that has been home for the past 5 months) and I missed home. I felt so lonely and my brother and sister were in school writing their  exams. Mum and dad were home in Lagos and they had already called.

One of my colleagues teased me and said my next milestone bday would be my 30th and I felt really old… (sorry to those of you already 30 and above)

Enough of my sob story, I am at work now, and I feel much better.

I will upload some of the pics i intend to take later in the day or 2moro

Thanks to @refinedone for my first happy bday msg on the blog

Take care y’all