19,733… and counting
“But I will hope continually, and will yet praise thee more and more.” Psalm 71:13-15
You amaze me, You handsome, tanned, tall Nazarene (You are tall aren’t you? Good, just checking) called Jesus the Christ. Who also happens to be God. Let the limited judgement and words of man remain empty and powerless as they straddle their camp of friends. It is not who man approves and supports that thrives, it is who You favor. Let man present those they are comfortable with as wonderful, in due season what You know as wonderful will manifest. Help me to focus on honest sightings and ignore their baseless mocking. I am so guilty of constantly looking at junk and wallowing in the junk yard and observing the noisy clanking of junky metals. When all the while I have the ‘Princess suite’ and I am surrounded by jewels and potential jewels who are all in your hands and do your bidding. You never let me simmer or be oppressed for two seconds regardless of who is on my side or not. In fact you told me it will be a sin if I am ever in a state of morose. Because you speak to me directly and you take care of me directly. You have ordered ME never to worry because I have a covenant of ________ with you. Let us keep that one between us shall we Oh Great ONE.
I am so blessed to know you, not just for appearance sake but to really know you and the exceeding greatness of Your Sovereignty. How amazing, that in twenty-four hours (24 hrs), You mobilized a sample of the ends of the earth, regardless of their race and religion to cater to me and put a smile on my face, just because you are my Father. Even my earthly daddy could not have pulled that stunt and no human could either for that matter! There is the Buddhist SAG committee member who took me to the spa to cheer me up because I looked sad! Thank you Lord I see a marvellous change in her, she has softened enough to let me tease her every now and then, and give You the glory. Her religion teaches that we are all responsible for our fortunes and what we are born with. If it is good then we take the glory for making it good. I remember what she told me the first time we met… I said no ma’am (please do not get me in trouble), to God be the glory!
Anyway, then there is my Asian friend who owns the store and wanted me to accompany her to Miami on a business trip all expenses paid by her husband (a faithful doting man I might add). She said I had a good eye for design and fashion, hmm. Then the European Physician was concerned that I did not pick up my phone. Are you alright? Came the concerned query. Then my very southern American Mama brought me a bowl of fish stew (mm delicioso!) and gave me a lecture about not letting haters distract me from my calling. Then she told me a story about the ‘Tuskegee Soldiers’ (she is my American history source). Then I later went to that high security place where you had to be frisked by security before you could go in, but those two beefy looking giants just waved me on with a smile like I was… That felt good and I laid a hand on each their shoulders and blessed them. And indeed they are blessed!
All these in the past 24 hours. If I made a movie on these clips, there is no saying the praise and worship that would rise to heaven 🙂 hint, hint Father God. So on that note someone strike up the heavenly band please:
Why should I feel discouraged/Why do the shadows come/And why does my heart feel lonely/And long for heaven and home/When Jesus is my portion/A Constant friend is He/His eye is on the Sparrow/And I know He watches me/So I sing because I’m happy/And I sing because I’m free/His eye is on the sparrow/And I know He watches me/So I sing because I’m happy/And I sing because I’m free/His eye is on the sparrow/And I know He watches/And I know He watches/And I know He watches me
Oh before I forget, here are two verses God gave me this morning, dedicated to all the inspired writers and their agents of promotion both editorially and otherwise: And the sponsors of the agents of promotion. You are but man. Be very careful your cause for lamentation might just be around the corner. Hold of on the jesting and mocking. You day is at hand. I know of what and why I speak. I also know about the thorn sticking out in my flesh. In due season we will all reap what we sowed. Let God be true and every man a liar.
“Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.” Psalm 127:1-3
“And Moses and Aaron went in unto Pharaoh, and they did so as the LORD had commanded: and Aaron cast down his rod before Pharaoh, and before his servants, and it became a serpent. Then Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers: now the magicians of Egypt, they also did in like manner with their enchantments. For they cast down every man his rod, and they became serpents: but Aaron’s rod swallowed up their rods.” Exodus 7:10-12
We should all stay on our lane and stop attempting to use our power and position (which is not set in stone) to mock and dis-credit others that do not belong in our camp. A position does not promise a sorrow and tragedy free tomorrow. What is of God will eventually eat up what is of the flesh. Also the proud statistics of man does not prove that God’s name is being glorified or that we are doing a great job while others are not. When we win a million souls and affect a million lives positively and for good then we are on the right path. The ‘superstars’ get millions of hits in a day. This humble unknown and unpromoted soul who just showed up yesterday against all odds at the playground of the great, connected and privilegded ones, is just a few numbers shy of 20,000 then what?
Aaargh! I hope the heavenly band is still playing: ‘There’s no one like Jehovah, there is no one like Jehovah…