When the Light Fades

What do you do when friends are no longer friends;
When those who should be there can no longer be sensed?

What do you do when the solutions you knew no longer solves;
When the problems you once overcame has returned and evolves?

What do you do when that which brought you happiness breeds depression;
When your curiosity becomes full blown addictions with no regression?

What do you do when the enemy you fight is no longer without but within;
When faith becomes failure and holiness, sin.

What do you do when the victory you seek is sky high or miles deep;
When the light fades and gross darkness creeps.

What do you do when prayers flow but answers don’t,
When you begged and pleaded to the point where you’ve lost all hope?

PERSIST!!! Because as long as God gave us breath for today there is hope for a change. He hasn’t given up on us, so we owe it to Him to not give up on ourselves; to not give up on Him.

Persistence with consistency are the two ingredients we all should pray for and exhibit. Without persistence you will always quit at the door to your victory; without consistency you won’t even reach the door.

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A Most Catastrophic Calamitous Eternal Destruction

Anyone who knows me, know of my love of video games. I had to previously break my addiction to Call of Duty, a game that I have spent hundreds of hours playing over the years. The pros at this game focus on three main objectives: kill-death ratio, win-loss ratio and score per minute. Some give priority to one over the other two, but my definition of the best player, was one who was complete in all categories.

Life, like Call of Duty may also be measured in similar ways. One should focus on Biblical objectives such as, how much people we minister to (encourage, evangelize, pray for etc) on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. Of those ministered to, one may need to document how much of those have become Christians, ensure they are getting involved with a church and so forth. It’s shocking how many of us call ourselves children of God, yet we never tell a soul about Jesus and what He has done for us.

We may also need to value our lifestyles, our habits, actions, decisions and weigh the value of them all against eternity. It’s surprising how caught up we are in daily activities all of which have nothing to do with our God-given purpose, talents or gifts. Our lives are so cumbersome that it doesn’t allow us time or energy to do the things that God has called us to do. The poor, the hungry, the rejected, the widow, the fatherless, the homeless, the prisoners; these are they who God has called us to reach out to, not just to our friends and acquaintances within our mutually benefiting social network.

The numbers tell a different story more than our mouths may speak and our minds may think. Jesus said it best, “These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me” Matthew 15:8. “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death” Proverbs 14:12. Many of us have silenced our conscience in an effort to sin comfortably and whilst even ‘Christians’ do the same to live a life free of the responsibility of following God’s Word, judgement and death looms more deadly and destructive than the most catastrophic disaster one could ever imagine.

The greatest shock will come to those who so convinced themselves they were saved, knowing in the depths of their souls they truly weren’t. Deceive not yourself one more day, my brothers and my sisters. Make it right before our Almighty King, Jesus; the KING of Kings and LORD of Lords.

Death is not a question of IF but WHEN.

Love: Rejoices in the Truth

Scripture Reading

1 Corinthians 13:6
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.

This verse seems so simple and straightforward but it is more astonishing how the lines between evil, good and the truth have become blurred today. In times past people had twisted the truth of the Bible to appease worldwide atrocities, while some have rather twisted it to suit certain sinful vices and lifestyles. We have selected sins we ourselves condemn as evil and in the same breath commit other sins that we or society accepts as the norm.

Debauchery, lying, swearing, fornication, idolatry are some sins that are widely accepted and sad to say, rejoiced over in certain most circumstances, whilst, adultery, homosexuality, witchcraft and other sins are mostly condemned. What 1 Corinthians 13:6 says, is that love calls a spade a spade. If its wrong, it’s wrong. Love rejoices in the Truth, in holiness, in righteousness and rejects evil.

It is even more abominable that people have reached the point where they have seared their consciences and are not only able to accept evil as good, but gained the ability rejoice in it. This is one of the most dangerous place to be. Alarms, warn us of impending or present danger, this is the role of our conscience. When it is seared, it means that it ceases to function. Thus, after a while, sin not only feels normal after a while but good, while it’s wages (which is death) is looming, yet there is no such warning signal that reaches us.

1 Thessalonians 5:3
While people are saying, “Peace and safety,” destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.