LIGHT OF THE WORLD


​We are the light of the world, we are a city set on the hill that cannot be hidden. We are the salt of the earth, the earth cannot do without us. So take your place as THE light and don’t let any distraction or baggage of the world hold you down or stop you from shining and you have the Creator of the whole universe to lean on so if He is for you nothing can be against you!!!

Red Rose

I have been writing a series of short stories and poems on my Instagram page for some days now and it is to last for a month. They are basically random themes from the organizers of the monthly prompts. The picture above is from the prompt of today which is “the red rose”. It has been interesting so far, you could check the previous ones on my page @tolarnee

The red rose is simply about remaining connected to God because he is the vine and we are the branches, we are dead if we are disconnected; its simply a matter of time

Desire!

A desire so strong

Fiery and burning

Making my flesh uneasy

A desire so overwhelming

It occupies my every thought

My every word and every action

A desire so true

Its all I really want

And all I really need

This beautiful desire

To know you

To love you

To fellowship with you

To please you

To worship you

To be filled with more of you

Till I am overfilled

Lord our soul cries

That you fulfill this burning desire

To be lost in you

Till we can only be found in you

Our soul cries

Oh yes it yearns

We want more of you

FLIRTING WITH THE WORLD

You’re cheating on God. If all you want is your own way, flirting with the world every chance you get, you end up enemies of God and his way. And do you suppose God doesn’t care? The proverb has it that “he’s a fiercely jealous lover.” And what he gives in love is far better than anything else you’ll find. It’s common knowledge that “God goes against the willful proud; God gives grace to the willing humble.” So let God work his will in you. Yell a loud no to the Devil and watch him scamper. Say a quiet yes to God and he’ll be there in no time. Quit dabbling in sin. Purify your inner life. Quit playing the field. Hit bottom, and cry your eyes out. The fun and games are over. Get serious, really serious. Get down on your knees before the Master; it’s the only way you’ll get on your feet. Don’t bad-mouth each other, friends. It’s God’s Word, his Message, his Royal Rule, that takes a beating in that kind of talk. You’re supposed to be honoring the Message, not writing graffiti all over it. God is in charge of deciding human destiny. Who do you think you are to meddle in the destiny of others?
James 4: 4-12(Msg)

Not my words. I saw it and realized more people can benefit from this.  You should read the whole chapter it would be really enlightening… Much much love 😘😘

IN THE MIDST OF THE MIST

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Its hazy, misty
I see little
Or nothing at all
I am tired of searching through the darkness
With no direction at all
I fall to the left and right
Bruises my painful trademark
I am weak
I can move no more
I hear nothing
I feel alone
No friends
No words of encouragement
But go I must
Forward I must move
In the midst of the mist
And suddenly I realise
There are bodies all around
Bodies of those that have fallen
In the midst of the mist
Yet I still stand
Strong and firm
I am not better than all those bodies
Not more hard working
Or even stronger
But God chose to love me
To have mercy on me
And guide me
Through the midst of the mist
Suddenly it doesn’t seem hazy
Or misty
It’s all bright again
And I now understand
Even in the midst of the mist
He still loves me
And is ever present with me

The God’s Kind of Love

You know that overwhelming feeling of discovering something beautiful and you just want to keep telling everyone?  That’s how I feel right now.
So the God’s kind of love….
I was reading through 1Jn 4 when I realised something beautiful. Let me first share the scripture itself..

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I realised our whole Christian walk is about LOVE.  We cannot even boast of knowing God if we do not love one another not God but one another.
You know its quite easy to say you love God,  I mean look at all he has done for us; dying for us,  giving us life,  grace,  mercy. The real issue is our fellow humans, with all sort of behaviours,  attitude, lifestyles,  emotions. Oh boy!  Now that’s the difficult aspect because humans can be annoying including myself ;).  However the scriptures have made us realise,  that is the true test of loving God. You simply cannot claim to love God and not love other people; good or bad people,  believers or unbelievers, everybody. 
John put it in this very simple way : The command we have from Christ is blunt; Loving God includes loving people. You’ve got to love both.
You cant love God you can’t see and not love people you can see.
The next thing that came to my mind is what exactly is love?  What really does it entail and of course I got my reply in 1 Cor 13

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God in his gracious wisdom has already given us the characteristics of love. So if we want to know if we are living in the God’s kind of love or even anytime we use that word we really should test it against the background of that scripture.  How do we react in difficult circumstances? Can we endure?  Do we rejoice in evil things?  Are we proud and arrogant?  Do we always want to have our way?
Those are ways to really look at our lives to see if we are exhibiting the God kind of love.
After looking at the scripture, I started thinking to myself that these attributes can sometimes be difficult.  Really there are times we can look at someone and be like this person is too wicked to deserve any form of kindness or we can just get tired of being patient with something or someone.  It happens. And then another scripture came to my mind.
A sweet fellow once told me “dare I say I love you like God does” and he sent that bible verse.

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Yes!  We are already filled with the God’s kind of love,  we know how to love like God does because the Holy Spirit has filled us with the God’s kind of love.
Basically it really does not have to be difficult to love others because we already know how to. Let’s just ask the Holy Spirit to help us with it,  remember he can teach us all things but we have to ask first. Remember we already have the ability to love like God does,  we really can live like Christ on earth! And that is just awesome!!!

When Life and its Troubles Arise…

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Truthfully there are times when we are faced with issues and situations bigger than us,  times when we just want to give up everything. During those times our problems tend to put a blindfold over our eyes and we do not see that no matter how well we fight its basically pointless.  Only God can fight best for us, and He has commanded us to cast all our cares on him because he indeed cares about every tiny detail.  However,  it is easier to say this than practice it,  the one who can remind us of what to do is our best friend, the Holy Spirit.  We could ask him to remind us that God cares about every situation we are going through and wants to help us too.
So for a change, let’s tell it all to God and see what he can and will do.
               Much much love 😘