The GODly Faith

TRUTH and DIPLOMACY

The Truth which is a crucial element that serves as the driving force behind all that we do in life and there are many dimensions that constitute to its definition. But in a very simple and clear term, truth can be defined as the reality as it is/should be.

Talents . . .

“For the Kingdom of Heaven is as a man traveling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his GOODS.

And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and o another one; to every man according to his several ABILITY; and straightway took his journey.”
Mathew 25:14-15

To many people, talent is defined as the innate ability or skill one has . . . But according scripture, the talent in question here is not what we always define it to be. The talent we define is the one GOD gives to everybody according to HIS pleasure; both saints and sinners alike.

According to CHRIST’s parable, talent is more of what is been given to each and every one to profit withal. It is more of what is given to express the capacity and the skill one has according to the will of the LORD.

If the skill or the inborn capacity was the talent, the master would not have given them any talent. Talent is what a man needs to work with or upon to make profit according to GOD’s plan.

So many people have passed away their to another because they think they are too big for it . . . they think highly of themselves more than they should; looking for big opportunities when small ones are all they would need to make profit.

Many preachers would prefer to speak before kings and influential men when GOD requires them to start from teaching children of the gospel. But they would gladly ignore ‘one talent’ because if the ‘five talents’ they are pursuing. A prospective university student would rather opt for medicine because it is an elitist programme even though his ability can only find expression as a Chemist.

As saints, any opportunity to expeess the gifts of the HOLY SPIRIT according to HIS leading must not be neglected because there are other bigger opportunities in view. Talents can only become bigger and bigger as each saint grow with the gifts given unto them. Failure to use the innate gifts given to us by GOD, either as men or saints because we conclude that there are no opportunities worthy of the gifts we have is sheer wickedness . . . Whenever an opportunity presents itself in GOD, we must take it and make best use of it for the advancement of GOD’s kingdom.

Let us not be caught in the sevil’s snares because of big-talent mentality. When you start as you should according to your ability, you will follow your own wave of progress as designed by the LORD; coming across bigger talents as you are faithful in the previous talents given to you . . .

If we are pass this level of starting small, we must not let it elude the generations to come. The snare of the devil are meant for the careless and the entitled ones . . . Let us cultivate process rather than opting for sudden big happenings. Sudden happenings must only succeed careful and diligent works that have one underground and mostly unnoticed.

We must take a cue from satan . . . how he desired a throne greater than GOD’s even after GOD had carefully and wonderfully made him with majesty and beauty.

Peace To The Wise!
#HIM

The Connection That Matters

We always clamour for connections whenever we need to get things done and much emphasis is always laid on it that people feel helpless when they fail to make this connection.

To many, the connection that matters is that connection with that man at the top who seems to have everything going on well . . .

But there is a threesome connection that is based on relationship and it was posited in Ecclesiastes but the reality can be found in the book of Exodus. It is a connection based on relationship rather than what the world system defines as connection because it is not about knowing a man of stature who owns or works in a reputable organization.

This true connection starts from possessing GOD extends to the possession of people . . . As we possess GOD and HE possesses us in return, there will be an unhindered flow of virtues and idea that only can only be sourced from GOD. And as we possess people and they eventually possess us, there will be enormous human resources available for us to execute the ideas that is flowing through us.

It would be a double blessing if the people we possess also have GOD as their possession. In this manner, GOd’s ultimate will will soon be done in no time. It would be that GOd gives the ideas and also gives the people that have the capacity to execute what HE has deposited in our hearts.

The connection that really matters starts from a relationship with GOd and ends with a more cordial relationship with GOD and HIS people . . . A connection that is founded on relationships and strengthened by the same.

It is only this threesome connection that would ensure HIs Glory is the only element that succeeds our engagements on earth . . . If you possess GOD, possess people too but make sure what you use them for are for the benefits of of these same possessions (GOD and men) . . . It is a cord that should not be broken (Ecclesiastes 4:12). GOD would give Moses commands (ideas) but Moses would in turn relate the ideas to people like Bezaleel so that what GOD said was able to find expression physically.

But what could happen if there is any disconnect?

1. If a man only connects with GOD without connecting with people, he would almost have an unhindered flow of virtues and ideas and the essence if GOD so much that he could feel it . . . But failure to connect with people would lead to frustration. There is something about man and it is that he must be able to realize physically what he has conceived or conceptualized spiritually, emotionally and intellectually. Without people willing to help him translate these things, he would be a frustrated man with so many within him to be brought to life but none or little has found true expression.

2. If a man only connects with people without first starting from GOD or without connecting with HIM at all, he may have things he has concocted in mind that people could help him with and the resources to make it happen but the issue would be the sustainability of what he wants to realize. Without GOD, the best he could do is from the fallen (from GOD’s design) mental state and intellectual state of man; and also to recycle and modify what had been before. Even though he has the capacity to do almost anything imaginable by him, he would never do a new thing locked up in GOD and only those hidden things in GOD that last forever.

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When a man connects with GOD and men, he has access to GOD’s unlimited hidden and eternal ideas. He also have people that would help him turn these ideas Ito sustainable realities that establish nothing but the Truth that JESUS is.

Peace To The Wise!
H . I . M

Life is a School

Many students talk about life after school; about what life holds for them after being tutored for some particular number of years.

In my own life after school, I have found out that life itself is a school and what we generally refer to as school is part of life which is the ultimate learning environment.

Whatever we learn in school are like windows for each student to picture the reality of what life is all about . . . For example, as Law is studied or practiced for the purpose of restoring/maintaining peace and order in a society, Medicine is also studied or practiced for the purpose of restoring/maintaining peace and order in the biological system of man.

Whatever we learn in our different fields of study can be applied to issues of life by means of extrapolation. Every body is a philosopher if we all observe diligently.

We must also know that education is about who we become rather than what we have or become. And in the education that life proffers, there are things/issues that are non-negotiable if we want to be what we are made to be.

Let us take a journey into the subjects-courses of life:

1. Law and Responsibility: Matthew 11: 28-30

Whenever there is law, responsibilities must be taken up by people to uphold the law. Now that you are alive (accepted the Law of life). what is/are your responsibility(ies) for being alive?

CHRIST can give you HIS Law and Responsibility. HE will give you your own little piece of bread out of the whole lump.

2. Probability and Potentiality: Matthew13:8; Genesis 2:15-17

A man of responsibility would soon discover what he is supposed to do to uphold the Law of life . . . Very soon he would leave the realm of probability to that if potentiality. The individual would have passed from asking “is this right or wrong for me?”, “Do I need to venture into this business or not?” to “How well things should be done”

3. Emotion and Intelligence: Matthew22:36-40; Psalms 19:7a

Emotion deals with what you feel while intelligence deals with you think based on how you feel . . . The two elements are from the same source – The Soul but many times we have been taught to believe that they work separately and indecently if each other.

Productivity of one’s responsibility depends on how well he can process the information (emotion) he revives from the environment for the benefit of people around him – and that is intelligence.

If our works would have life i.e function to solve genuine problems, the two must work together. And for our works to have eternal value and solve genuine problems that only GOD has answers to, we must let HIS Word determine what we feel and what we think.

4. Compassion and Resources: Matthew 14:14; Matthew 15:32

A passionate heart does things because he loves to but a compassionate heart is given to how well his passion has helped others. A compassionate heart is given to feedback . . .

It is the willingness to actually affect lives that naturally gives way to opened doors of resources but the ability to administer these rightly will show how compassionate we really are . . . This means that after we must have found reason to live, are we passionate or compassionate about it? Are we discovering ourselves just to improve ourselves only or to improve lives of people around us?

5. Possessors and Possessions: Matthew 19:16-22

A possessed man is not only a man that is possessed by someone or something; he is also a man who possesses someone or something. If we claim and boast of possessions that we possess, we must also know that these possessions are also our possessors. As we gain control of things and people, they will in turn shape our thoughts and manners.

What we must possess is not a matter of what but who. And this possession is the Life we discovered in CHRIST from the beginning. The moment we choose something to pursue or seek, the same thing becomes what would determine how our life goes . . .

6. Prodigy and Pedigree: Matthew7:21-27; Genesis1:26-27

Prodigy has to do with having exceptional skills and abilities while pedigree is defined as one’s lineage or the record of what a man has accompanies hand how he accomplished them.

Whatever pedigree a man has from himself all started with his prodigy. Pedigree would be a record of how well he has used his innate abilities or acquired skills.

When all is said and done, and we are are faced with the test of times, then we would know those who have lived a lie or truth. Whenever our experiences are collated and summed up together, it would be said if all our prodigies foster are lies or truth!

7. Salt and Light: Matthew5:13-16; Matthew6:30-33

Many people would probably ask “How can all these things be?”. It all seems complicated . . . Some might think. But in the contrary, they can all be summed into two realms: salt and light!

The salt realm of life begins when the little you know or have us adding value to another man’s life in pursuit of his purpose. Even though you seem unnoticeable, your input is key in the person’s attainment of a particular thing.

This starts from solving people’s problem even when you are not getting credit for is as you should. In this realm, you will feel used and unnoticed sometimes but such is life . . .

As you begin to gather strength to move into the realm of shining your light, your shining would not cause discomforting glare in people’s eyes. As you eventually shine, they ready have light bearers who they have encountered during your time in the salt realm. These people be the ones to bear your light before people without necessarily decreasing your intensity.

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Whatever we are meant to be is already defined in GOD. The ultimate education is our walk with GOD in order to attain the life HE has purposes for us.

Find GOD! HE is the only ONE who knows what you are here to do and who you are here to become!

Peace To The Wise!
#HIM