Sunday, September 21, 2014

TwIce Age | A Prayer For Your Birthday

Dear One,

These are my heart’s desires for you on this special day, when you’re a year older, twice your present age or thrice the half of your present age.

I pray that;

Your hair, if gray, will be a crown of splendor, gotten in the way of righteousness. May it be a garland of grace on your head, resplendent in glory and attained as a well-deserved reward for a life well-lived without stress.

Your head will not just be a statistic but a repository of wisdom, knowledge and understanding by virtue of which you’re effortlessly ahead of your peers and contemporaries in your spheres of influence.

Your eyes will not just look, they will see. May someone not have to describe to you what you’re both looking at. May your vision transcend your physical sight and serve as an incentive for the well-being of generations yet unborn.

Your ears will not diminish in keenness as they also serve to give equilibrium. May the need not arise to repeat things over and again to you.

Your nose; ever sensitive, will retain default functions of respiration, perception and voice modulation. May you not have to be fed through this passageway.

Your mouth will serve to instruct many and you’ll be worth hearing. May your lips bear worthy counsel and your words carry weight by virtue of your integrity and authority. A liar is worse than a poor man (Prov. 19:22); may neither terms describe you. May your tongue be well accustomed to life giving fruits and healthy foods. May your “snacks” not have to be pills and drugs. May your smile also gladden you as there won’t be more “vacancies” than necessary.

Your throat will not be confused about whether it leads to the stomach or a bin. May sugar, salt and flour not traverse this path in excess that they become the "three white poisons”.

Your shoulders, spine and entire skeletal system would not be depleted from carrying more flesh than was purposed by design. May your muscular and skeletal systems not suffer from underuse or abuse by virtue of the premium you place on exercise and proper nutrition.

Your lungs will not go on strike. May your breathing not become a painful task. May your respiration remain natural and unaided.

Your heart will not be attacked. May it not grow weary from overwork of pumping more blood than it was designed to. May the rhythm and beat of your heart be music to the ears of the Almighty as coming from a heart that truly pants after Him.

Your hands will be above as a giver to many and not below as a borrower from some. May you be a channel through which abundant resource flows and not a bucket that traps same. May your children, loved ones and even enemies find themselves placing money and precious things in your hands NOT because you need it, but because you’re blessed and they need your blessing. You will NOT be a liability to your children financially. You’ll leave a good inheritance for your children’s children till the fourth generation. May you not need other people’s hands to feed, wear clothes, bathe etc because of paralysis or amputation. May your fingers not reduce in number than what you have presently.

Your digestive system will not fail you; devices and machines would not have to do what these were created to do. You’ll eat and drink without fear of allergy; the foods you avoid would be by volition and not by compulsion. Your food and water is blessed so sickness is far from you (Exodus 23:25).

Your legs will not be feeble. You’ll walk and leave two footprints (preferably left and right) and not three, four, six or those very thin wheel tracks. You’ll not need to be carried to the rest room, your bed, your car etc. May you not walk through this life unnoticed; may the legacies you leave behind cause many to be blessed and bless you. You will NOT be a liability for your children physically – they will not have to pray for you because you’re sick or frail. They will always be inspired by your strength, agility and fitness. May you be twice your age in wisdom, worth and wealth but half your age in vigor, visage and vitality.

Your name will not have negative adjectives like “bereaved”, “hypertensive”, “diabetic” etc. Rather, it will open doors for many. Your brand and person will make it IMPOSSIBLE for your loved ones to be poor in things money can buy, things money can’t buy and in money itself. May people be influenced positively because you were born.

24 The Lord bless you and keep you; 25 The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; 26 The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.
Numbers 6:24-26

I celebrate you!

If you read this on your birthday, do please leave a comment below; even if it's just a sentence. Could even be just your name and birthday. E.g. Bayor, 21st September

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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Metamorphosis | A Testimony

A new thing has begun,
My change has truly come!

I stepped into this week,
Tagged "feeble" and " weak"

But I'm no longer the same,
I no more bear that name.

What happened? You might say;
How did I turn out this way?

The change seems so drastic,
Some even think it's magic!

The latter looks nothing like the former,
One form so different from the other.

Once only able to squirm and saunter,
I now defy gravity as I flit and flutter.

Those who saw me crawling,
Now marvel at me flying.

Needless to say, it’s God at work.
Ever faithful; He keeps His word.

When His word comes via prophecy,
It means it’s done, we’re just yet to see!

I know I’m not the only one with this testimony,
If you’re reading this, I bet you have the same story!

A change from grass to glory;
Delivered from fear and worry.

Now we’re victorious, no longer vanquished;
Because God doesn’t start what He hasn’t finished!

Thanks for reading! Perhaps you might also find the note "The Butterfly" a good read.

Monday, September 1, 2014

It's Morphing Time | September 2014

The caterpillar’s main job is to eat…and it’s rather picky on its choice...
…as it's said, “you are what you eat”…

Your words were found, and I ate them, and Your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart; For I am called by Your name, O Lord God of hosts.
-          Jeremiah 15:16 (NKJV)

The caterpillar has to molt several times on its journey to becoming a butterfly…it lets go of the old to embrace the new…

Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.
-          Isaiah 43:19 (NKJV)

When it’s time to change into an adult, most caterpillars begin to wander away from what they’ve been eating…

Then the manna ceased on the day after they had eaten the produce of the land; and the children of Israel no longer had manna, but they ate the food of the land of Canaan that year.
-          Joshua 5:12 (NKJV)

The once crawling and eating insect, is transformed into a gorgeous flying insect…what was eaten plays a part...

But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.
-          2nd Corinthians 3:18 (NKJV)

May this be a month of BEAUTIFUL TRANSFORMATION indeed as you begin to FLY in areas you once crawled.

May this be one September you'll remember for good!

God Bless You!