Today i visited a local church and it was my first time going there. As i reached the Church i met a couple of friendly people before i entered the church and i had a feeling i was going to have a good time. I had to sit in the Cry Room because we had a baby (me and my family).
I couldn’t wait for the word when i figured that the word was coming from John 16:12. At first i couldn’t get the hang of it and how the verse was connecting with the Theme of the Day. But i think i later did…
So the verse actually reads “I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now”. So i got to think of it deeply and i think what The preacher was saying (in my own words) was we must learn to tolerate what is now because what we need so bad, we might not be able to handle it. So whatever situation you are now, whoever is annoying you now tolerate them. The preacher then went on to say As much as you might be likeable by many there is someone who really doesn’t like you and you probably annoy them but they tolerate you.
So As He was preaching there was lady who was also in The Cry her son was probably 6. The boy was really making all kinds of movements that were annoying and The Mother was on her phone since she entered that church until the end of the service. It really did annoy me. I was like but we have to concentrate for the next 1hr to 1hr30mins. Why can’t she just leave her phone and listen to the word for just a few minutes without using her phone. SHE probably has the next 20hrs with her phone, why can’t she wait until the service ends. As i was thinking that God took my mind back to the Word Tolerance. And as i was in that realm Of God telling me something i realised i really needed to start putting the word into action which was so Hard to Do. Maybe if she had not been on Her she was going to do something even worse and i wasn’t going to Handle it.
Then i realised God doesn’t bring us this kind if Word for Fun but he needs us to live in it and live the Word. It’s one thing Going to church and listening to the Word, And It’s also another thing hearing the word and it’s definitely another Thing living the Word. So we must really live in the word! Let’s live in The Word of God.
Matt 22:39 ….’thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself’
loving yourself is really easy. you know what you want , you what you don’t. when you are loving yourself you stay away from anything that might hurt you ,anything that might bring you pain, anything that can anger you. if its food you know the best food you love, the tastiest and you know where to get it. you know the kind of good music you want, the way you want to be loved,the way you want people to respond to you, the kind of comfort you need. All this you know about yourself because you love you. There is no way you are going to bring Harm to you because you love you. That love covers you and defends you from any toxic situation.
When Jesus was telling us to love our neighbours as much as we love ourselves he simply meant to treat others with kindness as we do to ourselves. The moment you understand the way you want to be loved it won’t be hard to love others. if being smiled at makes you feel some kind of a special person then you will smile at everyone, if you hate the idea of people keeping score to every bad thing you did and you were sorry for it you will never keep a record of that bad thing that one person did to you, if you love people to talk to you nicely and calm you will never respond harshly to anyone, if you love travelling you will travel with someone.
loving everyone can’t be so hard. it’s just matter of treating people the way you want to be treated. I love to be treated with respect, love, tenderness, care name anything that is good i love it. So i understand what i need and i try to do the same for others because i know the feeling. Just start by those little things , bring them a candy, bring them a cookie, bring them a cup of coffee, bring them a bottle of water, tell them you love them, tell them you are always going to be there for them in every way possible, give them a hug. These little things can change the way people thing. It starts with you , it Start with loving me ,and him and her the way you love yourself. This is what God wants us to Do. To give Love to everyone. Love Everyone as much as you love yourself.
God already showed us this Love in the most difficult way of giving up His Only Son. it can’t be hard for us to give up a smile, a hug, a bottle of water………Anything that will make them fell loved
“then they sought to take: But No man laid Hands on Him, because his hour was not yet come. john 7:30 As Jesus was teaching they sought to kill but because his hour has not yet come no one, no man laid hands on Him. They had their own thoughts of capturing Jesus but God had His own Thoughts.
It’s really Important to understand God’s Timing and Season. If its not your season to be what you planning to do now then it’s not. Don’t look at the people next to you because they are excelling in life and you feel like you just following behind. Thats fine your Hour has not come. BUT keep in mind that when it has come nothing will stop you. Even those who were in front of you may start following behind you. Why? Because you season has arrived and nothing can stop that seed from Germinating.
People will ask how did this happen, how is it now He is In front? He is not supposed to be here! Where is He getting the money? He was poor, wasn’t bright! But hear this “Shall Christ Come out of Galilee?” John 7:41. I bet they least expected this. But Because God’s ways are higher than theirs and even His Thought He makes it possible even when it seem impossible! That’s just who He is and nothing will ever change that. When He Starts saying Yes, when he starts saying that Word you have been Looking for so bad the Wellsprings of the Holy Spirit will be seen.
“And some would have taken Him: but no man laid hands on Him”. John 7:44. They would have but didn’t and couldn’t.. Its really Important as a Christian ti Understand the meaning of seasons. The season you are in right now is only temporary. You are just walking through that valley of Death. You are not staying. Don’t think God has left you. Look around you His banner Over you Love. And love is patient and love can do anything. Love understands, love provides comfort. He is For You
#Your Time Will Come!
His ways and thoughts are always Higher Than Yours and they are Good!
Everyday we make plans, we have our own thoughts and own ways that we plan to follow. Whenever we draft plans and ways in our minds they seem perfect and great. You tell yourself, “What could possibly Go Wrong?”. As young adults or big adults we plan I’m going to study this at the best university, I’m going to work at this great law firm, i will be this in the next 5 years. The Problem is we forget to listen to what God wants to do. Then we keep chasing the Winds thinking we will ever get hold of them but the truth is we will never. When we fail to get hold of the Winds we get Angry with God. But it’s not His fault you failed its your fault you never listened and you never asked what His ways were for you. The new plan might seem so different from the one you had planned and you feel like you have hit rock bottom and you are in pieces. But it’s ok! Just as The Heavens are Higher than the earth so are His Ways and Thoughts higher than ours. Everything about Him is Higher.👣