Tuesday, 14 February 2012

My Love expressed for Him

Hello Wonderful People Of God,

Happy Valentines Day!!!

I'm going to love myself today with a box of Chocolates and some pudding (No I am not sad just giving myself a treat *insert what's app smiley*)

Anyway while everyone is in the 'love mood' today I am reminded of a Lover I have who does not change and does not fail to show His love for me everyday. Through the good and through the bad He does not change; He is always there. To speak to me kindly and whisper words of encouragement to me with His still small voice. It's amazing because even when I am cheeky or naughty and hurt Him he is still always there. I want to use this day as I do every day to express my Love for Him through His many names.

Names are very important. To me a name shows who you are; that is why I am forever grateful to God for my parents giving me my name KELECHI which means 'Thank God'cos there is always something to thank God for.

So also my Lover has many names and I use them frequently to express my love for him. Each of His names gives me another reason to appreciate Him and Love him some more. Let me introduce you to some of His names so you'll understand why I love Him so...

El Echad: The One God (My Only God)

El Hanne'eman: The Faithful God (My Faithful God)

El Emet: The God of Truth (My God who reveals all Truth to me by his Word)

El Tsaddik: The Righteous God (My Righteous God: No fault in Him at all)

El Shaddai: The All sufficient God (My All Sufficient God: with Him and in Him I am totally Complete, He is more than enough for me)

El Olam: The Everlasting God (My God who is not limited to Time: He is the was, the is and the is to: Never Changing; My Unchanging Lover who Changes my situations around)

El Roi: The God who sees me (My God who always has my back; never leaving me nor forsaking me; even when I walk through the valley, through the pit He watches over me and reminds me that I'm on my way to my palace)

El Gibbor: The Mighty God (My God who fights my battles, who is mighty to save me from every storm)

El De'ot: The God of Knowledge (My God who knows ALL things; Hence I request for His Will to be done because He holds my life in His hands; He knew me even before I was formed in my mother's womb so He knows what my future holds)

El Haggadol: The Great God (My Great God; Beautiful in all situations; Doing great and mighty miracles that goes beyond natural explanation)

El Hakkavod: The God of Glory ( My God of Glory; He is clothed in splendour and His Glory fills my life; even when I feel at my lowest he reminds me of his Glory. All things are to His glory)

El Hakkadosh: The Holy God (My Holy God; No blemish in Him at all; sweeter than spring time purer than sunshine; My God is so beautiful to me)

El Chayai: The God of my life (The owner of my life: My Soul, My body and every fibre of me; without Him I am nothing; I love him so much)

El Sali: The God my Strength/God my Rock (Even when I am weak I run to him and I feel strength; He increases my strength and lifts me up and upholds me: I am soooooo grateful; His name is a strong tower, I run into it and I feel safe: Totally)

El Erekh Apayim avi ha-tanchumim: The God of Patience and Consolation (When I wait on the Lord and trust in Him I know for a fact that in being patient and waiting for His perfect timing He is able to console me and grant me the best; not what is good or what is better but what is BEST. He Has promised He will never Fail)

El Yesuatenu: The God of our Salvation (He saved me: My God who was selfless and sent His only begotten son just for me, My Lord who took up the flesh of man and endured all the brutality on his way to the cross just to save me from myself and from the hand of the enemy: My Lover whose blood speaks for me)

Immanuel: God with us (My God who is with me; my ever present help in time of trouble, my shield, my defence, my everything)

Please join me and appreciate my Lover; The reason for my existence who keeps on proving Himself over and over again.

Thank you Jesus: I LOVE YOU.

Have a Wonderful Day People

Yours always

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Hymns I Love: All Hail the Power

My People,

Please don't get upset with me. The Lord is definitely doing a new thing in my life and in my family and in those around me and that includes YOU!!!(yes you reading)

Of late I have been spending more and more time in His presence: waiting on Him and seeking His will for my life. In this process there has been tears (lots of it) and laughter (lots of it too), confused states and also clarity. There has also been motivation and encouragement from the word. In all I am grateful for this process because in the end all the glory goes to: Yes you guessed right not any Man but to our way maker, our comforter, our bridge over troubled water, our covenant keeping God, our Banner, our shield, our defence, our lover, our friend:Yes to My God.

It's not easy to smile while your heart is heavy but have you ever wondered how you do it: you smile as a believer because you know that in ALL THINGS you are a CONQUEROR and at the end God will give you the VICTORY.

These days I prefer my hymns. They are deep. While studying today I decided to listen to this hymn: All Hail the Power. Because there is Power in the name of Jesus. So much Power (Blushing at the thought)

Brief History:

The lyrics were written by Edward Perronet while he served as a missionary in India and first appeared in the November, 1779 issue of the Gospel Magazine, which was edited by the renowned author of "Rock of Ages", Augustus Toplady.

Here are the Lyrics:

All hail the power of Jesus' name!
Let angels prostrate fall;
bring forth the royal diadem,
and crown Him Lord of all.
Bring forth the royal diadem,
and crown Him Lord of all.

Ye chosen seed of Israel's race,
ye ransomed from the Fall,
hail Him who saves you by His grace,
and crown Him Lord of all.
Hail Him who saves you by His grace,
and crown Him Lord of all.

Sinners, whose love can ne'er forget
the wormwood and the gall,
go spread your trophies at His feet,
and crown Him Lord of all.
Go spread your trophies at His feet,
and crown Him Lord of all.

Let every kindred, every tribe
on this terrestrial ball,
to Him all majesty ascribe,
and crown Him Lord of all.
To Him all majesty ascribe,
and crown Him Lord of all.

O that with yonder sacred throng
we at His feet may fall!
We'll join the everlasting song,
and crown Him Lord of all.
We'll join the everlasting song,
and crown Him Lord of all.

I love Bishop Clarence E. McClendon and the Harvest Fire Mega Mass Choir's version. They only had the first and third stanzas on the Shout Hallelujah Album. This song just takes me in. Totally.

It makes me remember/realise the magnitude of my God(Don't even know if that statement makes sense but you get my point). He is mighty, He is the King of kings; all majesty belongs to Him; He deserves all the Glory all the Honour; all the Praise; Everything.

Sometimes all that is needed to silence every situation/trouble/trial/imagination/stronghold/difficult situation is just to worship and realise that even though your problem may boast as to how big it is you are able through worship to boast back that your God is the Biggest. He is Jesus Christ.

Remain Blessed People




Friday, 6 January 2012

Hymns I love: Higher Ground

Hello People!!!

Happy New year. This year will be your year of announcement, acceleration, restoration and reconciliation. Remember to hold on to God like you've never done before. Be expectant and listen to the still small voice and not any whispering that negates the promises that God has for your life.

I must have sang this hymn 4 times out of the 6 days of this year already.:-)

Every time I sing it, it's like I get a new and deeper understanding of each verse. Today on the train while coming into work, I was singing it to myself again and once again I got something deeper. I mean I have known this hymn for most of my life time so how come now? Well I am understanding each verse better and applying it to my everyday life.

Brief History:

This hymn was written by Mr Johnson Oatman Jr. He is also the author of many popular hymns such as 'No not One' and Count your Blessings'

The composer of the music was Charles Gabriel who was considered to be the most popular and influential, gospel song writer during the evangelistic crusade
decade, 1910-20.

One of the Biblical References for this Hymn:

Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight,
and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto
Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the
shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:1-2

Comments made by others on this hymn include:

"There is not a heart but has it moments of longing, yearning for something better, nobler, holier than it knows now.” Henry Ward Beecher.

I can not but agree more with the above quote. Sometimes life seems like a cycle and sometimes that cycle comes with pain and endless routines. Sometimes one just wants something more: The ability to live above all the circumstances that surround and plague you.

Here are the lyrics:

I’m pressing on the upward way,
New heights I’m gaining every day;
Still praying as I’m onward bound,
“Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.”

Lord, lift me up and let me stand,
By faith, on Heaven’s table land,
A higher plane than I have found;
Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.

My heart has no desire to stay
Where doubts arise and fears dismay;
Though some may dwell where those abound,
My prayer, my aim, is higher ground.

I want to live above the world,
Though Satan’s darts at me are hurled;
For faith has caught the joyful sound,
The song of saints on higher ground.

I want to scale the utmost height
And catch a gleam of glory bright;
But still I’ll pray till Heav’n I’ve found,
“Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.”

That's it people.

Keep looking unto Jesus: The Author and Finisher of our Faith.