Tuesday 28 January 2014

Genesis - Revelation song.

Our journey began at Genesis through Exodus. On the way, we saw Leviticus recording the Numbers of people at Deuteronomy, while Joshua was waiting at the beautiful gate for Judges to see Ruth calling loudly "Samuel,Samuel". 

At a stage, the, first and second Kings of Chronicles were coming to visit Ezra, Nehemiah and Esther for the misfortune of Job, their brother. 

Then they noticed that Mr. Psalms was teaching his children Proverbs concerning Ecclesiastes and Songs of Solomon. 

This coincided with the period that Isaiah and Jeremiah were engaged in Lamentation for Ezekiel and Daniel their friend. By that time, Amos and Obadiah were not around. 

Three days later, Hosea, Joel and Jonah travelled in the same ship with Micah and Nahum to Jerusalem . More also,Habakkuk visited Zephaniah who introduced him to Haggai a friend of Zechariah whose cousin is Malachi. 

Immediately after the old tradition, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John got involved in Acts with the Romans who were behaving like the Corinthians, who were also always at loggerhead with the Galatians. 

At that time too, the Ephesians realizing that the Philippians were close to the Colossians, suggested to the Thessalonians that they should first of all see Timothy who had gone to the house of Titus to teach Philemon his younger brother how to read and write Hebrew. 

On hearing, James asked Peter to explain to him how the three Johns have disclosed to Jude the Revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ.

-Myss Lafunky

Monday 27 January 2014

Love Does Not Keep Record of Wrongs

Happy Monday to you all! I want to challenge us to be truthful with ourselves and check within us if we are guilty of keeping record of wrongs.

Do you keep a record of wrongs?

As part of our Christian growth, we need to learn to examine ourselves and see if we are still following the principles of God.

If I were to ask you if you loved God, I’m sure your response would be a BIG YES! But my question is: "How do you show love to people that have wronged you?"

I have two personal illustrations:

An individual behaved not so nicely to me and I had previously felt like supporting the person that had wronged me with something. However, I remembered what the individual had done and then, I immediately withdrew my help. After I made the decision not to help, the Holy Spirit spoke to me. The Holy Spirit reminded me of a scripture in Romans 12: 17 which states that ‘Repay no one evil for evil.’ God said that what makes me a Christian is how I subdue the human nature and being conscious to do what God will do. I appreciated the voice of God that I heard and I bless God for allowing me to listen to Him when He spoke. I eventually helped and supported the individual.

My question for you is: "How do you treat people that have wronged you?" Do you wait for an opportunity for you to retaliate?

The second example that I would like to share is below:

Recently, I told Mr S  about  two young people that lived promiscuous lives and I further explained to Mr S that, their actions were not biblical given that they are Christians. I emphasised the issue and I stated that such behaviour and acts should not be found among Christians, particularly Born-Again Christians and people in the ministering of the gospel.  But before I could finish my last sentence, Mr S interjected and asked me, why I was condemning them. He further asked me whether I was certain that those individuals had not changed or stopped such acts? I kept nodding my head, stating within me that "Oh yes, you are probably right".

Mr S asked me that, ‘Myss Lafunky, remember when you said that some people assumed and continue to assume that you are a rude lady because you usually stand up for the truth; I replied "Yes,"
"what if those individuals continue to refer to you as a rude lady whenever your name is mentioned around their gathering, how would you feel?" What if you are no longer rude, and people still refer to you as a rude lady because of an incident that happened in the past?

After Mr S had finished his discussions with me, I pondered on everything that he’d said, below was my thought process:

God does not remember our sins when we confess them. Why should I now be remembering the sins of others and using their past sins to judge them? This is not a Christian attribute. I must pray for any individual that I might be aware of their past rather than judging or condemning them due to their past. 

1 Corinthians 13:5b states that “Love keeps no record of wrongs.

Hebrews 8:12 states that "For I will be merciful toward their iniquities, and I will remember their sins no more.”

Isaiah 43:25
"I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more.

Hebrews 10:17
Then he adds: "Their sins and lawless acts I will remember no more."

Do you keep record of wrongs?

We all have to check ourselves and be sure that we are not guilty of this act.


Lord Jesus, teach me how to love, I sometimes struggle to love, I need you Lord Jesus to show me the way to love. When I do not love in the way that you would like me to love, Lord Jesus, please correct me and teach me the right way to show your love.

- Myss Lafunky

Sunday 19 January 2014

I Was Excited To Talk To God

I was excited to talk to God
I was excited to seek God’s advice about my new project
I knelt down to pray but not for long, 
I had a lot to think about.
No time, no time, too much to do

I had to hurry and get to university.
For assignments would soon be due. 
I also had to hurry to get to work

So I knelt down and said a quick prayer, 

And I jumped up off hastily

My Christian task for today was now done 
My soul and spirit could rest at ease..... 
No time, no time, too much to do, 

All day long I had no time
To spread a word of joy

No time to speak about my love for Jesus Christ to my family and friends, 

No time to speak to my work colleagues about Jesus Christ

They'd laugh at me I'd fear. 
No time, no time, too much to do, 
That was my constant whinge and worry

No time to give to people in need
No time to study my New King James Bible (In fact, I have all the versions on my IPad).

No time to invest in myself
No time to invest in my family
No time, no time, too much to do

But I had time to view Facebook, I had time to watch the latest episode of Sunday Best, I had time to speak to my darling. I had time to read the news, I even had time to relax in the bath.  

But at last the time, the time to die. 
I went before the Lord, 
I came, I stood with dejected eyes. 
For in His hands, God held a book; 
It was the Book of Life. 
God looked into His book and said 
"Your name I cannot find 
I once was going to write it down... 
But never found the time".

Do you have time for God?

- Myss Lafunky

Series on personal reflection of a Practising Christian.

Tuesday 14 January 2014

Am I Strange?

Am I Strange?

I used to drink alcohol, I no longer drink alcohol

Am I strange?

I used to gossip but I no longer gossip

Am I strange?

I used to sleep around, but now, I exercise the spirit of self-control.

Am I strange?

I used to steal but I no longer steal

Am I strange?

I used to be a chronic liar but I no longer lie.

Am I strange?

I used to struggle to give to the Poor but I no longer struggle.

Am I strange?

I used to be bitter towards others but I continue to learn how to love others.

Am I strange?

I used to be rough but now I am gentle.

Am I strange?

I used to make promises that I couldn't keep but now, I honour my words.

Am I strange?

I used to engage in witchcraft and sorcery but I now have a Personal Relationship with Jesus Christ. My Spirit, Soul and Body now belong to the Lord.

Am I strange?

- Myss Lafunky

Poem written by Myss Lafunky. Series on personal reflection of a Practising Christian.

Friday 3 January 2014

I Want to Abort the Pregnancy. Can I?

Since I started blogging, I get asked different questions.  Some of the questions that I get asked are straight forward to answer, some are difficult, I think I need to be 90 with a PhD to answer them!  Nonetheless, I'll answer to my best ability, with the help of my readers and followers.

The Question:

 Dear Myss Lafunky,

    'I think I already know what your view would be, and you don't change your opinion on your view.  
So, what do you think about abortion?   Is it right or wrong? and why?

I think being a parent or potential parent brings a lot of responsibility.

What's your view about abortion?  What does the Bible say about abortion?'

I have already provided an answer below and the individual is aware of the below response.   However, I would like you all to shed some lights, I don't think I have sufficiently answered the above questions.  I am open to learn.

Myss Lafunky writes ~
To decide that one cannot look after a baby, it needs to be examined critically.

Medically, emotionally and spiritually, abortion has negative impacts, the guilt of killing a baby is likely to impact on one's emotion for life, what if something goes wrong with the ladies womb?, etc.

The Bible says that, before He formed us in our mother's womb, He knew us, while we were still in our mother's womb, He also knew us.  There are people in the Bible that God spoke to the parents about the children that they will conceive and God told them about the purpose for the children's lives (e.g. Samson, John the Baptist, etc).
God also discouraged us from killing the innocent.  The Bible says that cursed be to anyone who shed innocent blood.

Nonetheless, the decision is up to the parents or the parents to be.  The decision may be more difficult if the baby was conceived through rape.  However, some women still continue with the pregnancy and they give the baby for adoption.

Include your voice below if you have a view about this post. You may influence the person that asked the question.

- Myss Lafunky