HOW TO OVERCOME SCOFFERS


Be careful you don’t consume the words of the negative soul. You will become his expectations, loosing your fire in the end. There are a people without the spirit of truth in their hearts but a venom of the mamba on their lips. Of such men, the Lord shall preserve your soul from their attacks

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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.

Copyright 2014|®GOG|™McDaniels Gyamfi

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OH, FAIREST OF THE FAIR !!


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Glamorously she walked out of the bedroom

Virgin feet on the cold wood virgin floor

She looked through the window;

The window which faces nowhere

In her silent look;

She soliloquized 99 questions, but no one heard

Idea captured her imagination; lightening speed

She is enchanted by his silky voice and craftiness

A face for her he invented

Behind it she died, prayed, lived and died

She wore it so graceful

When she died no one knew she had died twice

Though she is dead, she still lives

Though she is dead, she still speaks

A face with feet walking on eerie Elm Street

Browsing through dark alleys in search for a new client

He is a romantic sniper;

Silently, he has killed all his prey with one shot

A cut through shot to the heart

Fairest daughter of the King;

Arouse not thy love until it so desires

He is too good to be ignored at first sight

She is struggling to control herself

He came here because of her

She is thinking it’s her moment

The voice in her heart; too loud

She can hardly hear her own voice

Shhhhh…

A silence

A flashback

She recollects mom last words on her dead bed

Out of her purse; a portrait picture she pulled

A perfect image of mom’s assailant is on the dance floor

A walk away to the exit door which leads to destiny; eternity

She was not ashamed losing momentary fame

The long silent walk through the side walk;

A victory lap to the podium for a gold medallion

Copyright 2014:GOG|McDaniels Gyamfi

 

GOD AND FAMILY


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For us

You are the desire of ages

For me

Being rich is not my greatest desire

For you

Being in love is a desire come true

For them

Being together is a great treasure

2014 GOG|McDaniels Gyamfi

WHAT WENT WRONG WITH JESUS AFTER CHRISTMAS?


Christmas is almost here. Many church planning committees are within schedule, planning to bring Jesus out of obscurity into the open. Detailed plans and effort are given for the grandeur display, of the Son of God. Many believers are in great anticipation for Jesus centered sermons, songs, concerts and shows, to ignite their emotions. Excitement is in the air, and we all can’t wait for the pomp and pageantry of the celebration of a life time. 

I love Christmas
I love it to the Max
I love the lights and the red ribbons
I love the good will messagesjesus out
I love how we act nicely towards each other
I love the zeal and the enthusiasm of the preacher
The old story of Jesus birth is retold in new depths
I love to see Jesus at the center of it all
Thank God for Christmas…
He is given His place, in all areas of life
From the board room to the media house of America
He tops viewer ratings in all media house
Kids are going to see Prince Jesus again in a manger
I almost forgot the rush to the mall for sales
The rush to the post of office, for people we have ignored for centuries
What about the gifts and cards in the mail box
 

CHRISTIANITY IS CHRISTit is very simple, yet many of the followers of Christ miss it. The new created beings have received the very nature of God, to display His life in the open, everyday of their life. We cannot do anything worthwhile in this life, without his life flowing through us. What religion has done is, making Jesus a cult figure, which is brought in the open on certain occasions, to receive homage from its many followers and return back into hiding.

THE SILENCE AFTER NEW YEAR’S EVE. Like an old country musician, who has faded into obscurity; he hangs his old guitar at his old ranch, with no recognition and fame, but a flood tide of questions swept over his soul. He ask with tears flowing through his cheeks; Where is the love? Where is the applause? Where are all the ten thousand of fans who chanted my name in big arenas, and help him me soar like superman? I have asked myself these same questions on several occasions in regards to Christ and the church. On top of my list is “what went wrong with Jesus, imagesCATM3FL0 after Christmas? The light of the world, in complete obscurity is unbelievable.

Why do we love the festivities of Christianity with passion, and neglect the persuasions of God in our hearts, for intimate relationships? I have come to believe that if Christianity is redefine as Christ… ( centered on Christ); we will do greater works, and experience greater peace in our personal lives. I also believe  that God has been misrepresented to the Church; He is like Santa to most of us.Why do you say that, McDaniels?

Most believers (At Christmas) become Christ centered…with their unveiled faces beholding as in a mirror, the glory of how God gave Jesus to humanity, begins to reflect the same glory in their lives, through the power of the spirit. Paul talks about it this way; “And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. 2 Corinthians 3:18(NIV) 

Can you imagine how our lives will be transformed, if the altogether lovely Jesus, sits on the throne of our hearts, in all we do. (Everyday will be Christmas of sort)

SIX GUARANTEED TURN-AROUND, and many more:

1. Joy which is a reflection of the Character of Christ, would emanate out of  our lives effortlessly, as we stay in His presence daily
  •  You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand. (Psalm 16:11 NIV)
2. The centrality of Christ in our life and that of the family, keeps us stable and secure at all times, just as you see a united front in all things, through Christmasshopping-bags-101122-02
  • I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken. (Psalm 16:8 (NIV)   
3.The poor among us would be set free from the materialistic culture, which makes everything God, and the true God become a god. When God is your portion, you become content
  • I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing.” (Psalm 16:2 (NIV) 
 
4. The Church will be empowered to share the goodness of God, which put smiles on people’s faces, without prejudice just as we love to smile to the next door neighbor, who is always on our last nerves at Christmas
  • When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them (Luke 2:17-18(NIV)
5. Unprecedented, hassle free miracles shall be seen in our midst as we rest in the finished work of Christ.
  •  So again I ask, does God give you his Spirit and work miracles among you by the works of the law, or by your believing what you heard? (Galatians 3:5 NIV)
6. The culture of prejudice and hostility shall die out in our Churches. The spirit of Christ always dominates the heart of believers in worship to the extent that, our A family which hinges on agapao love will always run through the fire together and come out unhurtracial lines are thrown into the trash. (Look at the smiles on the faces of Ushers and the protocol team…they welcome the poor and the nobodies with a heart full of love)
  •  They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. 44 All the believers were together and had everything in common. (Acts2:42-44 NIV)

A PRAYER TO PRAY…Father God, as we reflect on who Jesus is today, may we all through the help of the Spirit, be drawn to the awesome presence of Christ, in our hearts, as we receive supernatural empowerment for greater works and greater peace, only you can give.  Amen!

McDaniels Gyamfi

LAW VS GRACE #100 | GRACE IS PERSONAL, THE LAW IS NOT


Picture courtesy of Kharis Media Ltd, Ghana
Picture courtesy of Kharis Media Ltd, Ghana

The incredible difference between the Old covenant of Law and the New covenant of grace is a mystery I will be writing about in my ensuing notes on Law vs. Grace Series, to throw light on God’s goodness towards people and the purpose of His new covenant. Many consider what separates the old covenant of law and the new covenant of grace is the blank page between the book of Malachi and Mathew. It sounds very funny, but you must understand it is one of the unknown mysteries in Christianity, which is hidden from the body of Christ, due to our emotional attachment to religious dogmas, wrong teachings, Church traditions that limits us from enjoying God’s best for our lives.

The law tells me how crooked I am. Grace comes along and straightens me out. – D.L. Moody 

THE LAW IS IMPERSONAL: It shows our place of inability to access the thoughts and ways of God, to be able to walk in alignment with Him. The old covenant folks could not connect personally to the loving, prosperous, whole and Fatherly heart of God. Only, selected few were able to connect with God from time to time to show His intent

others. To the Old Covenant saint, the Lords say; “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts. (Isaiah 55:8, 9 NKJV)

GRACE IS PERSONAL THROUGH THE INDWELLING HOLY SPIRIT: Grace came to show the heart of the Father, that individually we may know the very thoughts of God. God’s thoughts are no higher than our thoughts because His Spirit lives on the inside of us permanently with the ability of the mind of Christ to know the mind of God. Hallelujah!!


“But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God. For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God. For “who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct Him?” But we have the mind of Christ. (I Corinthians 2:10-12, 16 NKJV)

The New Covenant believer does not live a pointless and hassle life of walking into the unknown; trying to find fulfillment in life through human standards, which are practically based on self efforts and will power. Will power and self-dependence is a curse of the law, which always leads to catastrophe but a profitable life of purpose and direction is a fruit of the New Covenant through Christ….because of the capacity through the Holy Spirit, to download heavens thoughts in every situation to reign victoriously on earth, through Christ.

Beloved, my prayer for you today is that, you will not lean on your own understanding but be guided by the supernatural wisdom of God to effectively navigate through life effortlessly ====> 2 Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, 3 as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, (2 Peter 1:2-3 (NKJV)

McDaniels A. Gyamfi