And…let the weekend begin!!!
The end of the week, the start to the weekend
Here is me reminding us all to:
Reach out and show love to someone
Demonstrate the nature of love and kindness
Show love and appreciation to someone
Make that phone call
You never know, it could be
The highlight of their day
Honour that visit
Don’t leave it till next week
We don't own the next minute
Send that thank you note
It's worth it's weight in gold
Say to someone those magic words
Tell someone "I love you with God's love"
©Remi Banjo, April 2008
As part of the body of Christ one of the greatest commandments given to us is to Love one another.
Hebrews 13:1 reads "Let brotherly love continue"
Now, the operative word here is "continue". Brotherly love can ONLY continue if it has already started.
The dictionary explains brotherly love as "a kindly and lenient attitude toward people". That means to be kind, to be nice, good and pleasant. To take into consideration other people's attitude and make allowance for their mistakes as they make allowance for yours. It means to wrap up in and live out the reality of loving one another.
So, as we step into the weekend, here I am encouraging us all to let brotherly love flow with us into the weekend. Let brotherly love continue, and if you have not started in your hemisphere, I encourage you to, ignite, activate and propel its very essence into motion.
Have a wonderful start to the weekend, revelling in brotherly love, whilst making God famous along the way.
Friday, 18 April 2008
And…let the weekend begin!!!
Thursday, 17 April 2008
My Year of Change
I will keep praying and praising God
He's not slack concerning His promises
I have been decided by God to prosper
Greater works than what I am doing now I shall do
My adversity will end up promoting me
Out of rejection God will make me a selection for promotion
I receive help out of Zion today
My change is coming
It's riding on the promise of His word
©Bolaji, April 2008
My dear friend sent the piece above to me yesterday, and it got me thinking of the season we are in; Spring.
Sitting at work, looking out the window towards the park across the street, it's evident that spring is finally here!
Okay, in England right now, we are experiencing four seasons in one day! But hey, according to God's order of change, its spring time all the same
I love spring time because to me, it is the season of unfolding.
Flowers slowly stretching their tender petals
Yawning to the emergence of spring
At the break of dawn the birds
they ruffle their feathers, spread their wings
open their lungs to start the day, with a beautiful song
Clearing out the old, and bringing in the new.
Getting ready for impending changes before the month of June!
Spring fills me with excitement and anticipation of changes to come; changes that hang on the very promises God whispered to me through his word. God has given each and every one of us a great promise, and his promises are trustworthy and ever so faithful as described in Hebrews 10:23 "Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful."
And also as explained in 2 Corinthians 1:20 "For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us."
It reminds me that as the seasons change, our lives is and should be subject to change, to fit into his will, his purpose and evolve us to who we are meant to be.
Today, as we enjoy the beautiful sun rays of spring, I remind us all that in our lives, change is imminent; positive changes propelled by the promises of God's word.
As you progress through this year, I remind you not to give up on those promises God made to you. I encourage you embrace the changes his promises will bring into your life. You don't need a ticket to get on board the change train; all you need is an open heart, a receptive spirit to take part.
Have an awesome day enjoying the freshness of spring, reveling in God's promises, getting rid of the old, making room for the new and making room for changes that are coming soon.
Tuesday, 15 April 2008
It was her birthday, she was going to be 10 years old. She woke up with bouts of extra excitement, for she remembered her father telling her the night before that he had something very special to give her today. She is so glad today has finally come!
Her father beckoned for her to come a little closer and he proceeded to present her with a beautifully wrapped gift. She was excited. She unwrapped the gift ever so carefully, not wanting to ruin it's beauty, little did she know that what laid inside the pretty wrapping paper was even more beautiful and precious. And then she saw the gift; it was the most beautiful jewellery box she had ever seen. She had been admiring a jewellery box from the shop window, down the street for as long as she could remember, but this particular jewellery box was even more beautiful that the one in the shop window. It was pink and had shiny bits attached to it. The inside was carefully laid with a pink satin cloth and yellow ribbons, and when you closed the box, a shiny gold lock was on the cover, attached to a key, to lock it and keep it's impending contents safe. She was ever so pleased with her gift. But then there was more.
She turned around thanked her daddy, but to her greater delight her mummy promptly presented her with another present. This time it was a beautiful fresh water pearl necklace, with a matching bracelet! Her mummy handed it to her and said "now you are a big girl, with a pearl necklace and a jewellery box. The box is to keep all your precious jewellery ssafe from harm and accessible whenever you need to pick one to wear for all those special occasions you will be attending in the future." She felt so grown up!
She was ecstatic she thought to herself "I have the best parents in the whole wide world". As time went on, she acquired, lots of jewellery; necklaces, bracelets and rings and she kept them all safe in her precious jewellery box. Ever so often, when she had an event to attend, she would go into this box, pick up the perfect piece of jewellery just for that event.