About Spirituality. . .

. . .To first of all state this truth, that “religion” and “spirituality” are on two separate wave lengths- meaning “don’t be confused, they don’t mean the same thing”. A person can be super religious without necessarily being spiritual. Religion is like a label, or a trend, and if you say you are religious it means you are simply part of a trend, or following the band wagon. Now spirituality on the other hand is a relationship, a personal relationship with God.

I have a bestfriend whom I love very much. His name is Paul. I enjoy talking to him, I enjoy listening to him talk back to me. I love it when we gist, when we can just look at each other and share a private joke with our eyes. I like to spend time with my best friend -almost 24hours matter of fact- and when I’m not with him I miss him sorely. When I experience something new, interesting or not, I’m eager to relate the tales to him.

I like to think of my relationship with God in the same simplicity. He called Abraham “friend”! Friend? Well that means I can talk about just anything with Him just like I would with Paul. He came down every evening to gist with Adam at the garden of Eden- It means I am worthy of His presence whenever and wherever, that’s how ever present He is. I don’t have to be stiff when I relate with Him, I can feel free to shoot him a message just to say “I love You”! It means if I ask, I can know exactly what He thinks of me and wants for/from me. It’s actually that simple. That I can ask His opinion about any and everything- I mean, that would save me a whole lot of heart aches and losses.

I believe a relationship with God is the most fulfilling relationship any person can have. And just like every other relationship, a relationship with God needs to be worked on.

Let’s make conscious effort to spend time with Him- morning, afternoon, anytime of the day. No matter what you are occupied with, let His presence saturate you. You can just ask Him a quick question, and listen to Him answer you right back. I talk to Him when I’m cooking, I ask Him to help me cook and I get directions on the right amount of ingredients per meal. Since I spend a lot of time in my kitchen, I’ve dedicated it specially to gisting with God (my Father), and ultimately, this regular relating with Him fills up my day with fulfilment. There’s nothing as beautiful as knowing what’s on God’s mind per time.

Take it from meπŸ˜‰

Be deliberate about your Spiritual Growth. You eat food to nourish your body…You need the Word of God to nourish your spirit. Spiritual growth takes effort on your part (Faith comes by hearing, and hearing   by the Word of God -Romans 10:17) Eat the Word, Speak the Word, Do the Word, Live the Word. Let your life speak before your lips move. God loves you!
SylviaChika

xoxoBGW

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Thankful in and out. . .

Some days I don’t even remember what day of the week it is. Asking me what date it is will be a stretch. Some days I’m really forgetful -I guess that’s why I always like my to-do-list’s. Some days I don’t even want to try, I know I’m not perfect, so what’s the use pretending. Some days I forget how to count, I allow my mind sleep, I lay deep in my imperfections, whining about the things that should and shouldn’t be, instead of just being grateful. I forget to smile.

But that’s not what today is about aiy?! 

Because being thankful is a choice- it’s an effort I have to make, to see the glass as half full, and be grateful for it.

Today I woke up in a so so mood. Thankfully things began to look up! I happily made a mental note of all the things I was thankful for, it was a long note, lol. Sadly I let an unfortunate misunderstanding sour up my mood- and I didn’t feel so thankful anymore.

That’s why today I’m especially thankful for God’s faithfulness. Imagine if He had mood swings, if He filled our mornings with warm sunshine and then an angry thunder at night, because someone pissed Him off! Oi. Aren’t you just grateful? that no matter how often you fall in and out of love with Him, He remains steadfast, loving you still.

Sigh

My heart is pumping a lot more blood lately, and sometimes the feeling gets me confused. Oh but this is a story for another day- quite an interesting one too lol.

Today I’m thankful. Because God’s grace is always sufficient to swing me back to life; that even when I don’t feel in the mood, I have a mind that can totally agree with my spirit, that I have a good good Father in God; and I’m thankful for all the amazing people in my life, starting with my husband ❀


 There is always always something to be thankful for! 


What are you thankful for today?

♑◇♧♀○░♑BGW

You can’t keep quiet!

“Let the redeemed of The Lord say so!” (Psalm 107:2)

Hello loveys! I feel the need to apologise for my long (but highly needed for my spirit) hiatus 😌. I knew however that when it was time for me to return to blogging, the Holy Spirit will let me know. I was reading my book of the month on Saturday, and the last line of the chapter I was at, read “Let the redeemed of The Lord say So!” And immediately I shouted “I can’t be quiet!” That was my cue from the Holy Spirit 😁 -just like that- I knew I had to get back to blogging.

This got me to thinking yea, the life of a Christian cannot be a quiet life. Now I don’t mean we all should go about making noise, I mean, we always have to be speaking LIFE! Our daily actions as much as our words need to speak Life. You can’t be easy about the happenings of “ordinary”or “average” around you, because you know you were made for BIG things (don’t you?)Β 

One of my deepest desires is that I don’t miss out on what God wants to do through me everyday, I desire that my body, mind and soul aligns with the purpose God has for my day to day. So I’ve come up with an action plan, I’ll like to call it Intentional Confessions, I have it written down in my journal, and I make to confess it aloud every morning before the mundane struggles to take over.

The power of positive confessions cannot be over emphasized. Speaking positive words in place of negative situations, I believe, will create the reality you desire.

Like in my house yea, when I have run out of something in my store, rather than say for example, “rice has finished” I say “we need more rice”. When I struggle with some form of weakness, I confess “I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus!”. I consciously, intentionally calculate positive confessions, so that my lips doesn’t feel free to say negative things.

Don’t just overlook or down play things in your life that don’t seem to be working, there is a Word of God for every situation we are facing and will ever face, let’s do ourselves the favor of finding those words, and making them part of our daily confessions- let’s get busy saying and then doing what we should be’!


*Sighs* it feels so good to be back😊😊😊

 

Have a great day today!πŸ˜‹πŸ˜˜

 

With love,
BGWβ˜†