THE BREVITY OF LIFE


We are perishable beings chanting with forever lips, like eternal beings. We are raindrops on shattered windows acting like the ocean waves. This is man; a fading reality, a flickering candle in the wind



There comes a moment when we all must realize that life is short, and in the end, what really counts is not how others see us, but how God sees us” — Billy Graham

“Man is like to vanity: his days are as a shadow that passeth away.” Psalm 144:4 KJVAE.

A few days ago I learned an important lesson from an incident that took place at home. I know most parents can relate with this, especially under the current situation of COVID-19 when most kids are at home 24/7 being home schooled. In my desire to save a banana for another day from my daughter who have become accustomed to consuming groceries at the speed of light. Before you blink an eye almost everything is gone

So on this day I decided to hide one of the banana in the upper cabinet of our kitchen so I could use it for smoothie the next day instead of keeping everything at the usual spot on the kitchen counter. I knew I was safe because she will not be able to see it or reach. For some interesting reason I forgot I have hidden the banana away from her.

You know banana is perishable and when it is ripe you can only save it up to 2-4 days. This banana could only survive a day or two. Imagine how many days this banana find itself in the dark. For more than a month the banana was inside the top cabinet minding its own business. About two days ago I decided to hide cookies away from my son and his Covid 19 high appetite levels for another day or two.

Lo and behold, I saw this black banana softly lying on the same spot am hiding the cookies and when I brought it out I knew I was as fallible as the word fallible could mean. How on earth did I forgot, I asked with a soft smile. Suddenly, wisdom flowed through my soul.

The very yellowish smooth banana has changed into something else; blackened and flattened like a dead squirrel on a highway. It reminded me of the fragile nature and brevity of man. In all of our search to be appear invisibly awesome, strong, unbeatable and the guarantee to weather through the storms of life without defects, we always come back to the same spot of mortality.

In our pursuit to be here, on this side of life for a long long time, we have come to realize that we can’t conquer the brevity of life. Alas, we are fragile and our lives changes like the flower. The best among us is as vulnerable like a toddler learning to ride a bicycle

Yeah, we are vulnerable. We struggle to come to terms with the short span of our life. We were not born to live forever fresh in the flesh. We were not born to be exempted completely from the constant changes in this our fragile experience. This is why we see the strong fade through the icy hands of death, and the young and agile become old; feeling insignificant in his mobility and power as in the days of his youth.

Our bodies, regardless of how we condition it with all kinds of physical training regime and follow the latest anti aging formulas, the famous endorsed dieting plans and cosmetics surgeries, we will never endure life in foreverness. We become weakened by the day through unexpected sicknesses, sin, old age, stress and many emotional weights. This side of eternity is perishable and it’s occupied by us. We are the perishable men that sometimes want to act like we have control over our destinies.

“As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth. For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more.Psalm 103:15-16 KJVAE

My heart has been totally humbled by this experience. As I held this blackened reduced banana in my hand, I felt the wisdom of scripture emitting from my spirit. You know God will use multiple channels to draw home an important message.

On this day these words sunk in deeper; “as for man, his days are as grass. As the flower of the field, so he flourish. The wind passeth over it, and is gone.” Where is the place for pride and invincibility? What is the essence of comparison and hate? What is the place of boastings? Everything around us is just like a common banana or a beautiful flower. We are sweet and glorious today but such glorious of the mundane do not last forever

I am also reminded of the words of the psalmist;

“Psalm 90:12 NLT Teach us to realize the brevity of life, so that we may grow in wisdom.”

A man who understands and live his life from the persuasion of truth — That kind of man is rich in humility towards God, and has a good estimation of others, in love. Such brethren makes wise choices that echoes into eternity. His soul is not dedicated to the mundane but he thrives in the agenda of God for the season he lives in. Such a man will not sell his soul cheaply at the auction of vanity

Lets cry unto our God, that the grace to appropriate life prudently will be lavished on us daily so that we don’t live like the heathen; without the urgency and purpose orchestrated by divine ordination. May we not perish with the wind but thrive under the influence of the power and love, gratitude, forgiveness, and holiness of our Father in heaven through Christ Jesus.

We are are at period of birth pangs. The signs of Jesus coming is upon us. Friend, it behooves us to redeem the time. Let us not live as if we are exempted from the fragility of life. Without the constant help from the administrative center of our eternal Christ, which is able to fortify our hearts and minds we will be governed by the economy of the dust, and all our days will be a wasted life; a live giving to the cause of vanity.

May Jesus be uncensored in us. He that has an ear let him hear and see the wisdom of God in this matter.

“When we fully understand the brevity of life, its fleeting joys and unavoidable pains; when we accept the facts that all men and women are approaching an inevitable doom: the consciousness of it should make us more kindly and considerate of each other. This feeling should make men and women use their best efforts to help their fellow travelers on the road, to make the path brighter and easier as we journey on. It should bring a closer kinship, a better understanding, and a deeper sympathy for the wayfarers who must live a common life and die a common death.”— Clarence Darrow


“Man is like to vanity: his days are as a shadow that passeth away.” Psalm 144:4 KJVAE.

SEAT OF PROCRASTINATE


You will hear the inspiration, the invitation of the future. When he comes get yourself out of the procrastinate seat

He comes every day. Your ear must be in the moment, detached from the woes and wins of yesterday

Your woes undermine your conviction to fly and your wins make you feel you’ve already arrived

Both are enemies. Don’t listen to them. Set your gaze like flint and pilgrim with the air to the unknown heights

A future awaits you

THE SPIRIT OF POSSIBLE


Do not say I have come to the dead end. In Christ, there is no dead-end but possibilities

Receive the Spirit of possible today, and be activated in your spirit, soul and body to ascend into the heights of greatness which is in Christ Jesus. O’ may the glorifies of Christ resurrection power find expression in you, quickening you into possibilities, fulfilling His dominion plan on earth.

We are property of heaven above; a conduit of divine manifestation on earth. Everything is possible when we dream with God.

“But Jesus looked at them and said, With men this is impossible, but all things are possible with God. [Gen. 18:14; Job 42:2.]” (Matthew 19:26 AMPC)

Those who believe in the spirit of possible live in the consciousness of Christ ability in them and not on their limited, corruptible, fragile self.

Everything is possible with our God. With God nothing is surprising. The reason all is possible with God is that He is all-sufficient. He lacks nothing and nothing chaotic in this world will make Him get into a depressing mood, confused on which path to tread. He doesn’t exist trying to figure out His next move.

Our God has all things sorted out, including what may look like a mountain before us. He is called the only wise God; possessed with inexhaustible resources and the ability to handle every circumstance which is beyond the wisdom of the wise and the strength of the powerful and the influential

He holds all things by the power of His word. All the details of our every life is under the microscopic eye of God. This is the refuge place of both the saint and the sinner. By his knowledge and sufficient wisdom, He skillfully influences all things to fulfil His great plan even when the writings on the wall reads “impossible”. He makes crooked ways into straight paths and command the valleys to exalt itself into the light. By His breath, the mountain skips and the oceans flee. He is the waymaker.

With man all things are not possible. The pride says in his heart; “I”, the self can do all things. No, I say; “We are limited.” “We are a vapour that appears a little while and vanishes away” Our hearts are full of pride because we live through self instead of Christ. He is the substance of our possibilities. James 4:13-17 echoes this reality:

“Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit”; whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we shall live and do this or that.” But now you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil. Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin.” (James 4:13-17 NKJV)

Man is not sufficient in his nature. We can do great things but We are subject to weakness and failures. We are corruptible in nature and we don’t know all things, not even what will happen tomorrow. We do not have accurate answers we live by guessing. (Trial and error)

This is why Christ in our lives makes the greatest difference. In Christ, we have come to the end of the human limitations when we begin to operate in the correct knowledge and the exercise of the victory of Christ in executing every decision life presents before us whether small or big

In Christ we are instructed with the wisdom God. We are armed in our born again spirit with the grace to face life realities and come out on top. That is the difference between the regenerated and the natural man. We have anchored our life in the providence of God so we can boldly say with Paul, “i can do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens me.”

This is not pride or overconfidence. It is a life of rest. We Focus on Christ strength in us. We embrace His peace in us. We rest in his power to overthrow and destroy demoniac resistance. It is not by our might. We Believe Him through the Holy Ghost to manifest his rich life in us on this side.

2 Corinthians 9:15 Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!

How can we fail. How can we quit. Who can be against us. Who is he who justifies? In all these happenings of life, we will always be crowned as victorious. This is our confidence Not because of our the limited power we wield in our flesh but by the infused power and ability of God that works in us; the spirit of possible

“And set your minds and keep them set on what is above (the higher things), not on the things that are on the earth.” Colossians 3:2 AMPC

Keep your mind set on the outcome; rich inheritance of Christ. Do not say I have come to the dead end. In Christ, there is no dead-end but possibilities. Yes, in Christ there is no fear but hope. Look beyond self and the overwhelming fears of satan and begin to see all things perfected by the hand of the almighty. Set your mind on the perfection of God.

Do you have faith in yourself or faith in God? Prayerfully, hide these 3 laws of manifestation in your heart and practise it

A. You manifest heavenly riches by setting your minds on what is true, eternal, yet invisible and keep it set like a flint

Psalm 123:2 “As the eyes of slaves look to the hand of their master, as the eyes of a female slave look to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the Lord our God, till he shows us his mercy”

B. By the confession of your faith, meditation and prayer steadfastly resist and bring to the obedience of Christ every Knowledge that exalts itself against this rich knowledge you have, and the exercising of your faith in actualising the good promises of God.

Philemon 1:6 “That the communication of your faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus

C. By waiting and learning to wait expectantly with thanksgiving in your heart, unmoving; eyes on Christ and not on what you don’t want or you desire to see change

Romans 4:20 “He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God

See you on top 🔺 You have the spirit of possible to conquer new terrain and exploits for God. On your mark, set, GO!

travel with your fearś


i am glad

you made the decision to travel with

your fears, knowing it will unrobe itself

from your skin, when your hand

is fastened to the tools

of thy endeavors.

whoever waits anxiously for the

perfect weather,

to invite him, serenaded by dramatic chants of

a choir of a million angels,

before he sets out on an adventure —

that man. he’s a great friend of the unfulfilled

dead, and an enemy of the good life.

c: google inage

COLOR OF LOVE IN COLORS OF POETRY


 

sailing 2 Forgiveness heals like a…

Forgive me!

“I want to sail

in your love”

He pleaded with her,

in the middle of nowhere.

His attitude: Almost took

the winds out of her sails.

sailing 1 And the two shall be…
Patti-Labelle-Performs-on-Queen-Latifah Take me there…

I will build a house in

your higher notes and

live there with you forever.

I have had enough of this

silent low rhythm.

struggle The search for answer. Will you be my eye?

The constant struggle within

the human heart is an endless loop.

We become stronger and better

when we realize we are in it together.

The

Broken dreams.

The

Endless loneliness.

The

Weight of sin.

The

Disappointments.

The

Many others.

Be kind to all; instead of taking

scores of people’s mistakes.

Most gladly:

Jesus is the answer.

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Photo Credit: Google image

JOURNEY ON


RIP: Komla Dumor| 1972-2014 |Ghana Ambassador of Hope| BBC Anchor|Focus on Africa
RIP: Komla Dumor| 1972-2014 |Ghana Ambassador of Hope| BBC Anchor|Focus on Africa

Journey on, journey on

Saddle your mind on eternity

Sail with the winds of grace on your back

Mountain high; you will leap over

Valleys low; you shall overcome

Ocean deep; you will cross over

 At the masters embrace,

When it is all said and done

He will say; well done, well done!!

You have been faithful to the call

Congratulations!!

Greater than the former, the later glory

Unceasing bliss of life in His presence

Adinkra Symbol, Ghana: God's Presence and Protection
Adinkra Symbol, Ghana: God’s Presence and Protection

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