The Clock keeps ticking and tocking

The clock keeps ticking

It keeps ticking and tocking

The clock keeps ticking
It keeps ticking and tocking
Until eternity swallows time up
Oh, how it ticks and tocks in sweet rhythm
It ticks and tocks so much so that even TikTok’s downloads cannot compete
The clock keeps ticking
It keeps ticking and tocking
Until eternity swallows time up
What will be the sum of your ticks and your tocks?
Seconds turning into minutes,
Minutes turning into hours,
Hours turning into days,
Days turning into weeks,
Weeks turning into months,
Months turning into years,
And you whisper, “This clock is ticking me off! Just one more nap!”
“Teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts to wisdom”
The Teacher says, “Remember now your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come”
The clock keeps ticking
It keeps ticking and tocking
Until eternity swallows time up!
What will be the sum of your ticks and your tocks?
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#EDIFY…poetry that builds you!

If Motherhood were a Neighbourhood…

If Motherhood were a neighbourhood

You’d be more celebrated than the Red Riding Hood

If Motherhood were a priesthood

Your sacrifices would be more pleasing than the choicest food

Through your firm Motherhood,

You have turned our childhood to adulthood

Through your fierce Motherhood,

You have turned girlhood to womanhood

Through your fearless Motherhood,

You have turned aimless bachelorhood into profitable livelihood

Indeed, you have proved to be the greatest- for the one who serves is the greatest

And of course, your life of Motherhood entirely depicts servanthood!

#EDIFY…poetry that builds you!


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Perfect and Excellent by Nature

Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever (1 Peter 1:23).

When we talk about excellence, it simply means to excel, to go above and beyond; to be exceptional. But then, it’s a relative concept, meaning it can be measured at different levels of your life. Excellence, therefore, gives us the idea of growth, because of its relativeness. Thus, God wants you to be awakened to who you really are: a perfect and excellent person by nature.

This is why, as you study the Scriptures, you find that He always guides our minds into the idea and reality that He’s made us perfect beings after Him. That’s the nature that He’s given us. Once you’re taught and awakened to this reality, you’ll walk in the light of it. This is the reason we don’t strive for excellence; we exude it; it’s in the fabric of our very existence; the core of our nature. Hallelujah!

When people say they’re striving for excellence, they’ll never attain it, because they’re trying to be who they already are. A dog never strives to be a dog, neither does a cat strive to be a cat. You have an excellent spirit and mind because you were born that way. You’re the perfect and excellent being of a perfect God. Therefore, let your nature, which is the nature of God, produce works of righteousness, for excellence is walking in righteousness.

CONFESSION

I have an excellent spirit and I produce excellence in all I do. The Holy Spirit lives in me in His fullness, causing me to walk in perfection and righteousness, and to express the glory and divine virtues within me. I function with the wisdom of God, with an excellent mind, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

FURTHER STUDY:

Daniel 6:3

Then this Daniel was preferred above the presidents and princes, because an excellent spirit [was] in him; and the king thought to set him over the whole realm.

1 John 4:17

Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.

2 Peter 1:3 AMPC

For His divine power has bestowed upon us all things that [are requisite and suited] to life and godliness, through the [[d]full, personal] knowledge of Him Who called us by and to His own glory and excellence (virtue).

DAILY SCRIPTURE READING

1-Year Bible Reading Plan
Luke 22:1-38 & 1 Samuel 26-28

2-Year Bible Reading Plan
Romans 16:1-11 & Psalm 133-134


#Quotidian…grow daily!

Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever (1 Peter 1:23).

When we talk about excellence, it simply means to excel, to go above and beyond; to be exceptional. But then, it’s a relative concept, meaning it can be measured at different levels of your life. Excellence, therefore, gives us the idea of growth, because of its relativeness. Thus, God wants you to be awakened to who you really are: a perfect and excellent person by nature.

This is why, as you study the Scriptures, you find that He always guides our minds into the idea and reality that He’s made us perfect beings after Him. That’s the nature that He’s given us. Once you’re taught and awakened to this reality, you’ll walk in the light of it. This is the reason we don’t strive for excellence; we exude it; it’s in the fabric of our very existence; the core of our nature. Hallelujah!

When people say they’re striving for excellence, they’ll never attain it, because they’re trying to be who they already are. A dog never strives to be a dog, neither does a cat strive to be a cat. You have an excellent spirit and mind because you were born that way. You’re the perfect and excellent being of a perfect God. Therefore, let your nature, which is the nature of God, produce works of righteousness, for excellence is walking in righteousness.

CONFESSION

I have an excellent spirit and I produce excellence in all I do. The Holy Spirit lives in me in His fullness, causing me to walk in perfection and righteousness, and to express the glory and divine virtues within me. I function with the wisdom of God, with an excellent mind, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

FURTHER STUDY:

Daniel 6:3

Then this Daniel was preferred above the presidents and princes, because an excellent spirit [was] in him; and the king thought to set him over the whole realm.

1 John 4:17

Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.

2 Peter 1:3 AMPC

For His divine power has bestowed upon us all things that [are requisite and suited] to life and godliness, through the [[d]full, personal] knowledge of Him Who called us by and to His own glory and excellence (virtue).

DAILY SCRIPTURE READING

1-Year Bible Reading Plan
Luke 22:1-38 & 1 Samuel 26-28

2-Year Bible Reading Plan
Romans 16:1-11 & Psalm 133-134


#Quotidian…grow daily!

Extracts from EXTRACTION

Starring Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Extraction is a Netflix movie plotting the events that took place in a span of two days (and eight months) in India and a little bit in Australia. Here’s a brief overview of the movie.

Tyler (Chris Hemsworth) is a mercenary who has been recruited on a mission to rescue the teenage son of an Indian gangster, who’s in jail. The boy, Ovi, was kidnapped behind a club, after disobeying his uncle’s orders not to go anywhere after school. Tyler locates the boy and rescues him from the hands of some really bloodthirsty rascals. He’s on his way to the point of extraction but there’s trouble on board the boat serving as their getaway vehicle.

Ovi’s uncle, an ex-special forces soldier named Saju, who himself called on the extraction team to rescue the boy, double-crossed them by not making the due payment. He slaughters those on board the boat together with the sniper watching out for Tyler and the boy. There’s chaos looming as Amir, the rival gangster of Ovi’s dad, calls for a lockdown of Mumbai, the capital of India. Saju and the police get into hot pursuit of Tyler, which he escapes with the boy, but not without a brutal battle of bullets and fists.

Tyler is commanded to ditch the boy as the mission has been compromised. But he just wouldn’t! Through many fights, blood, sweat and tears, Tyler, Saju and Ovi got to safety at the bridge which was the opening scene for the movie. However, Saju gets sprayed with bullets and Tyler gets shot with one last bullet on his way to the chopper. He shuffles breathlessly to sit on the edge of the bridge, falling off and ending his painfully depressed life. Only Ovi remained alive- after all, he was the mission! He was taken aboard the chopper and returned to school like any normal boy.

8 months later, Neysa, the boss of the mercenary team, puts a bullet in Amir’s head, murdering him in cold blood.

Here are some interesting cues from the movie:

# Fight, even in your pain

Recently, I learnt something intriguing about the scorpion’s tenacity in Scorpion’s Revenge. How headstrong the scorpion is even in the face of imminent pressure and danger, is worth emulating. It still fights the opposition. It still perseveres despite the enormity of the enemy attacks.

Soldiers are amazingly rugged unrelenting fighters. Tyler was determined to fight his way through despite the pain he felt. Whether it was with a broken arm or a wounded limb, he kept fighting.

Reminds me of what Jesus said: “…be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life…He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.” (Revelation 2:10,11).

Paul charged young Timothy to “Fight the good fight of faith…” (1 Timothy 6:12).

# Some memories create the vision for your future

Tyler’s son died at the age of lymphoma at the age of 6. That must have been a very devastating event for him that led him on a spiral slide of depression. In the movie, he kept catching glimpses of his little son on a seashore, apparently playing with him.

I believe that memory created for him a vision of preserving the life of another man’s son. Truth is, Tyler had every reason to bolt when he found out that the mission had been compromised but he did not leave the boy behind. Rather, he went as far as working together with Saju, the traitor who had double-crossed Tyler’s team.

Sometimes, your worst pains (memories of them) can serve as the motivating force for you to make an impact in the lives of others that will make the world a better place. Whatever you have been through or are going through this moment is doubtless a learning curve which you should not despise at all. Learn all you can from it and when the opportunity presents itself, protect the life of that boy who could be another man’s son!

# Wits do not equal wisdom

I was really fascinated by the rooftop scene in which Amir’s right-hand man was trying to catch the culprit who had stolen Amir’s money. So, here are a group of teenagers, obviously homeless and ‘kubolor’ boys, who are terrified at what would happen to them next. The very first one was thrown off the roof. Now, this man was coming to get the next one to dispose him off, like he did the other. “Wait!” the eldest of the boys interjected. Then he went on to say that he knew who had stolen the money. When asked who it was, he said it was the boy who had been thrown off the roof.

Amir was impressed and commended the boy for his smartness. But as always, young people, especially teenagers, will always do something to prove how inexperienced and foolish they are. Later, he went with “his boys” to challenge Tyler with guns and machetes. They ended up “chopping dirty slaps” and nursing broken limbs.

Your smartness does not equal wisdom. Wisdom is a function of maturity and you must receive it from above both in training and impartation. Don’t assume that you are wise merely because of a few commendations from those you look up to. Be humble and learn.

# Sewers can be a temporary hiding place of relief

I can only imagine how that “gutter” as we call it in Ghana stank! Not just any gutter but a gutter in a market! 😷 But Tyler and Ovi had to literally sit in that stinking, rat-infested gutter in hiding and waiting for someone to pick them up. Mind you, Ovi was a rich boy who was accustomed to high living standards. But here he was, hiding in a stinking sewer because his life was all that mattered at that point! He didn’t think of staying in the open to breathe properly.

Sometimes, you may have to be in the sewer to survive for a season. Wait patiently and you will breathe properly soon enough!

# Wealth makes puppets of the mighty

A whole colonel was threatened with the cost of losing his finger, having been told to do the impossible: close down the city! Who was ordering? A wealthy gangster, of course!

If you submit to anybody to receive anything from them, you are likely their slave, and you’re likely going to have to do their bidding always.

At a latter scene, he was again taking orders to send in two units of soldiers to the bridge. He was not really acting in his own authority. He was now merely a pawn on the chessboard of dominion.

# One wrong friend can send you on a course of doom

As already noted, Ovi had been given firm instructions to not go anywhere after school. But then, here he was at the club as a teenager. Why? Because of the influence of one wrong friend. No wonder Paul says, “Be not deceived. Evil communications corrupt good manners.” (1 Corinthians 15:33). Can you imagine that after taking him to the club, his friend was also trying to lure him into smoking weed?! Insane, right? And that’s the point Ovi was kidnapped.

The scene in which Tyler’s friend wanted to trade Ovi for $ 10 million really taught me that indeed the love for money is the root of all evil. Hmmm! The height of wickedness! No wonder he died at the hands of the very person he was trying to sell off.

Choose your friends wisely. More importantly, choose your counsel wisely.

# One moment of disobedience can turn into two days of displeasure

Simple instruction: Don’t go anywhere after school. But Ovi would not listen! And that’s how come his uncle and Tyler had to pay the price of their lives for his extraction!

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Conceptualize and Act

For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure (Philippians 2:13).

Many people have great ideas, be it about their jobs, finances, business, ministry or career; but sadly, not many are able to fulfil or bring those ideas to fruition. Yes, they have this very inspiring idea of what they’d do or could do, but they procrastinate; before long, discouraging thoughts and seeming “valid reasons” not to act will come up, until the inspiration wanes and the dream dies.

Success comes from “doing”; that is, acting; not from seeing only. That’s why we have lots of people with great ideas—in business, politics or ministry—whose ideas never amounted to a hill of beans; they never took action. In fact, if you’d listen to them speak, you’d be awed at their lofty ideas, but they lack the drive and motivation to act.

If the foregoing describes you, the solution is simple: you need to meditate on the Word. God’s Word is a propelling force. That’s why beyond “sophia” and “sunesis” which are two different kinds of wisdom (remember, the Word of God is the wisdom of God), you must walk in “phronesis”; (these are three kinds of wisdom in the Greek New Testament).

“Sophia” is theoretical wisdom and insight into reality; it’s the collective understanding of things. “Sunesis” is critical wisdom; that is, mental or analytical knowledge; the ability to understand concepts and see relationships between them. But “Phronesis” is practical wisdom; it’s a force that makes you do and say the right things before you even think.

Therefore, if you’re in this situation of “conceptualizing” and not “acting,” begin to have daily sessions of meditating on the Word. Begin with Philippians 2:13; several times every day, you say out loud, “For it is God who works in me, both to will and to do of His good pleasure. He’s effectively at work in me, strengthening and energizing me, not just to think or know what to do, but to actually do them.” Practise this long enough and you’ll never have dreams or goals that didn’t materialize.

“Doing” people are successful people, because many people see but they don’t act! But when you see and act, it sets you apart for greatness. So, by the Spirit, go all out to pursue your dream and achieve your goals this year.

PRAYER

Dear Father, I thank you for granting me supernatural ideas and innovative solutions for my life, job and ministry. I’m yielded to your Word, and therefore take full advantage of your inherent power and energy, which so powerfully work in me to do all things, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

FURTHER STUDY:

Acts 1:8 AMPC

But you shall receive power (ability, efficiency, and might) when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you shall be My witnesses in Jerusalem and all Judea and Samaria and to the ends (the very bounds) of the earth.

Colossians 1:29 NIV

To this end I strenuously contend with all the energy Christ so powerfully works in me.

DAILY SCRIPTURE READING

1-Year Bible Reading Plan=> Luke 18:15-43 & 1 Samuel 11-13

2-Year Bible Reading Plan=> Romans 13:1-14 & Psalm 120-122

EXTRACT FROM: Rhapsody Of Realities Daily Devotional


#Quotidian…grow daily!

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