Hi Readers & Followers,
It's a new week and a new dawn. Apologies for the long break, the blog has now fully resumed. This week's post stemmed from an incident that occurred last month and my lessons from the church Sunday sermon that was preached at Christ Church, Royal Leamington Spa, England.
I recently travelled to a number of countries and prior to travelling, I was informed that the particular airline that I was planning to use were known and still known to misplace people's suitcases and they are also known to delay delivering people's suitcases back to them.
I'd read a number of poor reviews about people's dissatisfaction about their suitcases being misplaced and their precious items. Wouldn't it be right for me to be anxious about the fact that I had booked to fly with the same airline that a large number of people had raised concerns about? Nah! I held unto God! I wasn't shaken by the reviews. Nevertheless, I decided to share all that I'd read with my husband; he confidently and boldly said: "we are children of God, our bags cannot go missing as God has it all under control." His sharing of God's word reaffirmed my own conviction in God's faithfulness to His children. Furthermore, I remembered the perks and amazing benefits of being a tithe payer, I told God that tither's rights must follow us and God must set rules, boundaries and take charge of everything that pertained to our trips. I kept reminding myself of the word of God in Malachi 3:10-11 which says:
"Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need. I will rebuke the devourer for you, so that it will not destroy the fruits of your soil, and your vine in the field shall not fail to bear, says the Lord of hosts."
I told God that our lives are built and guided by His Word and I was convinced that tither's blessings would follow us. Upon our arrival at our first destination, a number of passengers were informed that their suitcases did not arrive and they would be contacted within the next two days with regard to their luggage. I patiently starred like a hungry Eagle seeking a prey as I kept observing the Baggage carousel and within a twinkle of an eye, our bags arrived. I gave thanks to God for honouring His Word. Furthermore, God also surprised us with other freebies from the airline. In other words, all the negative views that I had been informed about the airline did not affect us.
The preacher in church shared that children of God should conform to God's rules and views as our own views change because various things such as; time, circumstances, culture, among others things are likely to impact our views while God's views do not change. He advised us to allow the word of God to transform our lives and we should avoid being influenced by the rules and norms of this world especially those that contradict the word of God.
Apostle Paul encouraged us in the book of Colossians 2:7 that we should let our roots grow down into Christ, and let our lives be built on him. Once our lives are built on him, then, our faith will grow strong in the truth we were taught, and we will overflow with thankfulness.
When happy, let the Word of Christ dwell in you.
When faced with any difficulties, let the Word of Christ dwell in you.
When you are feeling anxious, let the Word of Christ dwell in you.
When what you are seeing does not make sense to you, let the Word of Christ dwell in you.
When counselling others, let the Word of Christ be your source.
When encouraging others, let the Word of Christ be your guiding point.
As the Word of Christ dwells in you richly, you will be transformed positively to who God wants you to be, you will experience joy, victory and you will be fulfilled.
May the word of God dwell in you richly from now and forever in Jesus' name.
Have a great week! See you next Monday.