Monday, 14 October 2013

Broken dreams / northern Stars

There times when I have beat myself up for messing up, hated the decisions I have made and just wished there was a reset button. Which would take me back to my comfort zone and times when I wouldn’t complain, times with beautiful memories. Then I think I would have had a chance to reverse all the decisions I label as wrong, and I would over do all the things I feel are the right decisions. You relate to that? Perfecto!
Yet Paul in Romans 8:23 says: All things Work together for the good of those that trust the Lord. Does this even work for the bad decisions we have made? Even the mistakes we have made?
So many times we toil and labor for things that are not ours and many times God is trying to point unto us the destination that he wants us to take, buh because we are focused on “the dreams” of this world, what the world labels as success we so many times fail to see Gods sign as to where we have to go. So God does use the wrong decisions, the mistakes to finally show us his grander plan.
 I love a song called  God bless the broken road: 
I set out on a narrow way, many years ago
Hoping I would find true love along the broken road
But I got lost a time or two
Wiped my brow and kept pushing through
I couldn't see how every sign pointed straight to you

Every long lost dream led me to where you are
Others who broke my heart, they were like northern stars
Pointing me on my way into your loving arms

This much I know is true, that god bless the broken road
That led me straight to you

I think about the years I've spent, just passing through
I'd like to have the time I lost, and give it back to you
But you just smile and take my hand
You've been there, you understand
It's all part of a grander plan that is coming true

Every long lost dream led me to where you are
Others who broke my heart, they were like northern stars
Pointing me on my way into your loving arms
This much I know is true that god bless the broken road
That led me straight to you

But know I'm just rolling home into my lover's arms
This much I know is true
That god bless the broken road
That led me straight to you
So in short the song talks about how the broken roads and broken dream leads the writer straight to God. And many times in my life I have realized that the mistakes the broken dreams were really northern stars that were pointing me to every perfect gift that the Lord has given me.
So as I reflected on this topic:
Psalms 23:1- The Lord is my shepherd;…
Psalms 23:2b- He leadeth me beside the still waters.
The Lord being OUR SHEPERD LEADETH us beside the still waters. It means we may have dreams and aspirations that do not lead us unto the still waters. We may think the path we have taken leads us unto the still waters; But God knows that path won’t take us to the still waters. So He leads us. To lead is to Point, to give a Hint, or to indicate the best path that we ought to take to get to the still waters. In which case:  ‘the still waters’ is our destiny. It’s a place where we ought to be

I am thankful for all the mistakes I have made; they have set me on a path, which am fully convinced I would not have gotten to if those were not made. I thank God that as a good shepherd, he never tires to lead me to the still waters. Whatever happens he is faithful to his words and he shall lead me unto the place that he knows is set for me.

And I Pray that may you find the same comfort when things don’t go as planned. Your Sheperd the Lord will surely lead you to your still waters.

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Through Your Eyes,Lord!

Through your eyes,Lord!
For a long time
I have been looking at me
Through the wrong eyes
My eyes..
My eyes looks at me
And defines me
My eyes convinced me
That what I was looking at
Through them was really me.

As I looked at me
Through my eyes
I see  unhappy me
I see a worried me
I see a plain me
Unwise and unattractive
Unhappy and
Weighed down in my identity crisis
The world appeared
As if it would help me
Look at me as me
But the world 
Dint define me better
It further went ahead
To define how much of a failure I was
Untalented, not smart enough
I succumbed and accepted
That all these were me.

I want to see me
As you see me Lord
For wen u took hold of my hand
You smiled at me and convinced me
To trust in your definition of me
And how you look at me
And through your word
Which is a mirror
I stood to see the me that I had not known.

As you see me lord,
You see a bride,fully adorned
And as you look at his bride
You delight in me
just as  a groom delight in his bride(Isaiah 62:5)

You see
A strong and an able person
For you are the one that gives me strength
(Philippians 4:13)

You look at me Lord
And you see a successful being
For you have made me a head and not a tail
(Deuteronomy 28:13)
And you have made me successful
(Psalms 1:3)

You see me
Not lonely
For you have promised
Never to leave me nor to forsake me
(Hebrews 13:5)

You see me
And you see a victorious me
(2 Corinthians 2:14)

You see
A brave me
For you have made fear
Not a part of me.
(2 Timothy 1:17)

You see
A happy me
For you have made me
Joyful in uniting me
To you (Philippians 4:40)

 You see
A Beautiful me
For you have fearfully
And wonderfully made me
(Psalms 139:14)

You see me
And you see a new me
For all things have passed away
And I am a new creature
(2 Corinthians 5:17)

You see
A worry free person
(Mathew 6:25-34)

When you look at me
You see a wise lady
For I have received the spirit of wisdom and revelation
In the knowledge of Christ
(Ephesians 1:17-18)

So As I stand
Looking at how you see me
I let go of how I see me
I soo love how you see me
And I choose
To see me
Through your eyes,Lord!

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Father's Love

Last weekend i experienced something I thought i might share,it got me thinking. FATHER'S LOVE.

Last Sunday i was travelling from Lilongwe to Blantyre,it also happened to be the weekend many students were travelling back to various boarding schools.As usual my dad dropped me at the depot( he has been doing this for the past five years and i totally appreciate).
I saw many other families escorting their kids,other kids had the whole family escorting them others just had their mums and others had their dad. However i easily noticed a lot of girls just like me were being escorted by their dad's.

I began to meditate on how the many fathers i saw had decided to leave some important activities they would have been doing at that particular time but they choose to be with the children during the beginning of their trips. It dawned on me how these people sacrifice so much so that we may live a better life. Here i saw fathers carrying heavy luggage's  for their kids,putting the luggage in the bus boots and helping were the children needed help. other fathers sacrificed boarding a bus with the kids .

The type of love that i saw here reminded me so much of My Fathers Love.. God in heaven above..whom through the death of his only son i can gladly call him Abba father. Him too has given up so much so that he may see us lead a better life. He has given himself fully to us even to a point of giving his only precious son Jesus Christ to die for us.He gave unto us his only son..his first born, all that he had so we may have life today and be able to be his children. Today its because he gave unto us that he now calls us his friends.

And just like any earthly father he is much concerned  with our lives that he gets involved in everything that concerns us. Every area of our lives is his business too. He wants the best for us that is why he gets involved in all that we are. The only Urgent business that God the father has is YOU. When God is sorting out your life don't think he is getting in your way..he got your best interests at heart,he has you in his mind.

For today i will stop there..and let you take in one thing : You are  Gods urgent business,He Has good plans for you and Loves you to the point of giving all he had(his son). What a manner of Love!