YOUR LIFE MATTERS:

By You I have been upheld from birth; You are He who took me out of my mother’s womb. My praise shall be continually of You.
Psalms 71:6 NKJV


Childbirth is one of the greatest phenomena I can think of.
For a fetus to survive inside a human body then get delivered 9 months later is nothing short of a miracle. The new born baby who once found comfort in a fluid-cozy womb now has to take in air for herself/himself. We are now able to look at this child and appreciate his/her form. The little limbs that punched and kicked are now in sight. This once silent being, now lets out a sharp cry to announce their arrival.
Friend, we all went through this miraculous and life giving event.
On average, a person at rest takes about 16 breaths per minute. This means we breathe about 960 breaths an hour, 23,040 breaths a day, 8,409,600 a year. Whoa! Isn’t that incredible?!
We are here, not on our own accord; but because the Lord Himself allowed us to take in that first breath of air…and then the next and the next; up till your very present breath. He holds your next breath in His hand. On average, 7178 babies die at birth (may they rest in peace, and may the Lord God comfort the bereaved). God allowed you to live….up till this very moment.



Friend, you did not will yourself into existence. You are not a mistake or an accident. You are not useless or the scum of the earth. I don’t know what your past says about you. I don’t know what people have said about you or what you believe about yourself. All I know is that the Supreme King Himself fashioned you. The Creator of Heaven and earth. He who scattered the stars across the sky. He who said, let there be light and there was light. He who paints the beautiful sunsets on the canvas of the sky. He thought of you before He laid the foundations of the earth and made you in His image.

Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.”Jeremiah 1:5 NKJV


His thoughts towards you are precious:

How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them!
Psalms 139:17 (NKJV)


He loves you recklessly and His pursuit of you is relentless.
Think about it.
Consider this.
Why are you alive today?
It’s not about you. It’s all Him. He made you. He knows you. He designed your very being, your mind, your spirit, your personality….He set you in a specific family, neighbourhood, nation, continent, race and time-period. He wasn’t late or early in placing you here on earth. He knows. He has your blueprint. Want to know what it is? Want to know why He put you here? Here’s why:


Let everything that has breath praise the Lord . Praise the Lord !
Psalms 150:6 NKJV


To worship Him.
Alone.
To love Him.
Alone.
To glorify Him.
Alone.
Want to know why else you are alive? Get to know this Maker. This King. He will show you great and mighty things you have never known.

Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’ Jeremiah 33:3 NKJV)


He will correct you like no one ever has, He will father you and love you, comfort and cover you……forever.
If you already know Him, good. Continue in the pursuit, enjoy His presence and leading as you await eternal fellowship with Him. If you don’t know Him, say this prayer. Invite Him into your heart and grab yourself a Bible either in digital or physical form. Get connected with Christians in your life and tell them of your decision. Reply in the comments below so that I may pray with you. Thank you for making this choice. Your life will take on a different meaning from now hence forth.

Be encouraged friends.
Warmly,
Sojourner.

OF WORMS AND GALAXIES

OF WORMS AND GALAXIES

Our lives are an inevitable and endless pursuit of a higher being. It’s an innate desire; to want to know where you came from, where you are, who you are, why you are. We are somewhat scared, albeit curious about where we will land when we fall off life’s edge. Is the future your friend, or is it a farfetched concept you envision with dread? Thing is, worry is weirdly irresistible, it’s like a dreadful fantasy world because really, most of the things we worry about never actually come to pass.  However, the negativity that we see around doesn’t  make it any easier on us. Some folk constantly live under a dark toxic blanket even when it’s neon-bright outside. Always expecting the worst from others and from themselves. Think Eustus of Courage the cowardly dog? Well, it costs absolutely nothing to walk on the sunny side of life. I have had bad times and even then I knew there was a light at the end of it all. What keeps my spirit lifted is the fact that my problems are as a tiny speck compared to the grandeur of my Creator.

See, we’ve all had the ‘I-am-small’ moment of revelation. Where this astounding huge glaring spotlight is shone on the fact that, compared to the universe, in all its entirety, you are almost not. A grain of sand would probably command more respect. You are small. Very small. King David used the word ‘worm’. Which is even quite an upgrade if you ask me. I could go with dust vessel or piece of clay but I’ll work with worm, just to show that we are not referring to an inanimate object here. And to think that worms are nowhere near cool. Ever heard of anyone keep a worm for a pet?If you are looking to refine your knowledge on human life and its intricately woven fabrics, kindly consult Socratics, Freudians ,Darwinians or better yet: Google. Ironically, my task is to serve you up a reminder that you are just a worm.

Hear me out. When you really think about it, life is not about you. In a world so vast, a universe so gallant, a purpose so grand; you are just but a worm. It’s eekily profound. See, you neither wished or willed yourself into existence. A Higher Power put you on the face of the earth and never without a plan. You were created for a purpose, that you can only find wrought in Him which may be a daunting task requiring alot of grace considering the fact that the world exalts self above all else. Self-help, self-development, self-audit, self-gratification, selfies and so many other ‘selfs’. It’s all about your happiness, your dreams, your goals, your will, your joy etc. We are living in a generation preoccupied with making little gods out of people. Under-cover Martians would go back with reports of gizmos to kill for, fountain of youth treatments, an overt sex culture and brainless apps. Obsess with self long and hard enough and you will soon forget to think about where you came from and where you are going, if you perhaps know where that is.

I’d much rather contemplate upon He that put me on this earth, having established that I had absolutely nothing to do with it.

Try painting a sunset without a brush and tell me how it goes.