‘There is no submission except there is no agreement’
– Rev Michael Addai
This basically means that submission involves bending your will to someone else’s no matter the level of inconvenience. If one agrees with whoever they ‘submit’ to then it isn’t submission because there it is easy to follow and support someone you completely agree with. So in the case of at least a little inconvenience, then submission is involved!!!
This post was inspired by my lil’ sis who’s growing up so fast!!! She’ll claim she’s not little though but I dedicate this to @Romzy!!!
YOLO – You Only Live Once.
When people say You Only Live Once, they usually mean enjoy life because its the only one you have. I’ll call that existing.
What exactly is living then? Living is a term used when your deeds on earth fulfil God’s purpose for your life. Then and only then can you say that you have lived. Existing on the other hand is just acknowledging that you stayed on earth.
Basically, what my sister wants y’all to know now is that when you say ‘YOLO’, you should know what you mean and act on it. In other words people, know that acknowledging that you only live once means that you are acknowledging that there is only one chance you have to fulfil God’s purpose for your life.
So its not YOLO for Christ because YOLO is already living for God!!
Have a great weekend and if there’s any particular issue you want me blogging about send it in to firstname.lastname@example.org!!!
Love is giving the other person what they need the most when they deserve it the least.
Hollywood love vs True love
~ Hollywood love requires finding the right person, true love involves becoming the right person
~ Hollywood love says we fall in love, true love comes with walking in love
~ Hollywood love is fixed on the other person, focusing all hopes and dreams on that person, true love is focusing all on God and letting Him take control of your relationship.
We often mistake true love for what we see in the movies. In the real world, hollywood love doesn’t last and it causes more ‘heartbreak’ and hurt than necessary. It is mostly physical focusing on what you can get from the other person which in most cases is SEX! One mistake we generally make in life is confusing love and sex. In the words of Chip Ingram:
‘When we fail to understand the difference between love and sex, we are doomed to failure in both our RELATIONSHIPS and our SEXUALITY‘
We have to first understand the difference between love and sex. Love is NOT sex. First of all, understand that sex in itself is not a bad thing after all God created it but He made it for two people to enjoy under the sacred institution of marriage.
Building relationships should start from God and you and the person. You should build a spiritual relationship first with agape love which is the unconditional love of Christ.
Secondly, you grow to become friends – this is where phileo comes in. Friendship love where there are no strings attached.
Finally, after starting the relationship on solid agape and building it on phileo, eros is allowed to come in. God created intimacy for man and his wife so He wants us to enjoy it.
I’d leave us with this:
‘To enjoy a gift to the fullest, we have to abide by the manufacturer’s instructions’. In other words, follow God’s plan for you for building a healthy, solid and lasting relationship.
Reference: Chip Ingram ‘Love, Sex and Lasting Relationships.’
Nowadays, christians often pray the ‘Let your will be done’ prayer but how many of us totally surrender our will to God. More often than not what we mean by ‘Let your will be done’ is ‘Let my will be done to your glory’.
Recent events have made me question whether I really wanted God to take over each time I prayed that prayer but now I understand …. Its amazing how the most unlikely things open your eyes up to the simplest things. In order not to keep you in too much suspense, I’ll give you an idea of what happened –
I was feeling confident about a certain position – not overly obnoxious confident but confident enough to still be humble about it. Then someone asked me a question and after that my confidence was shattered into 3 million pieces but I kept up a good face. With time I realised that though my confidence was shattered and I prayed for God’s will, I was still sort of obsessed with getting there so I had to go back to God to cleanse my heart and then make me understand ‘Thy will be done’ no matter what ‘Thy will’ is.
So at the moment, I’ve pretty much given up on getting it but I still pray for the Lord’s will to be done and I’ve added a little bit to that prayer:
Lord let your will be done and give me the grace to understand and accept it.
The funny thing is that though we believe in the power of the tongue, we don’t understand how powerful it is. Saying that God’s will should be done is a serious prayer and should not be taken lightly. Take Jesus for example, He prayed for God’s will to be done and He let God’s will be done in His life, so He died but yet rose again. I write this to encourage each and every one of us that though in letting God’s will be done sometimes we may feel like we’re dying, just let go and let God give you new life.
Right now I’m not sure if I should post this as soon as I’m done or I should hold on for a while … But whenever you see this, remember to always say ‘God’s will not mine!!!’