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First quarter down

Has God paid you a surprise visit this first quarter? How is life going? Good, bad, ugly? No matter the case, smile because there’s hope for a better tomorrow!

Here’s an interesting devotional I got sometime ago.

The great need for the Christian worker is to be ready to face Jesus Christ at any and every turn. This is not easy, no matter what our experience is. The battle is not against sin or difficulties or circumstances, but against being so absorbed in work that we are not ready to face Jesus Christ at every turn. That is the one great need, not the facing our belief, or our creed, the question whether we are of any use, but to face Him.

We can work for God and do all things there are to be done, but we can miss Him. The Holy Spirit ministers to us in the quiet moments when it’s just us and Him. I always think about God taking long walks in the garden of Eden, chatting with Adam. Those mundane moments mean everything in life. Are you too busy for God? Is your life too cluttered?

Jesus rarely comes where we expect Him; He appears where we least expect Him, and always in the most illogical connections. The only way a worker can keep true to God is by being ready for the Lord’s surprise visits. It is not service that matters, but intense spiritual reality, expecting Jesus Christ at every turn. This will give our life the attitude of child-wonder which He wants it to have. If we are going to be ready for Jesus Christ, we have to stop being religious (that is, using religion as a higher kind of culture) and be spiritually real.

Do you have child-like amazement? Do you still have the acute sense of wonder you once carried as a child? Has life thrown you lemons that have taken the sweetness of living out of your life? God brings that sweetness, He says we find Him in quietness and rest. 

If you are looking off unto Jesus, avoiding the call of the religious age you live in, and setting your heart on what He wants, on thinking on His line, you will be called unpractical and dreamy; but when He appears in the burden and the heat of the day, you will be the only one who is ready. Trust no one, not even the finest saint who ever walked this earth, ignore him, if he hinders your sight of Jesus Christ.

Ignore the rules and regulations that cloud your vision of Jesus, no matter how enticing they may seem. Anything that takes away from your line of communication with Jesus doesn’t deserve a place in your life. Better to live a simple life filled with Jesus than a busy life doing good for the whole world, while you miss Jesus. 

Have a wonderful month ahead friends!

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Hey, my name is Alheri and I'm obsessed with Jesus. This blog is me keeping my promise to Him for answering a prayer. Purple is my favorite color and my favorite scripture is Jeremiah 32:27 which says "Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh: is there anything too hard for me?" (KJV) You can contact me at msalheri@gmail.com

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  1. Egor F Egbe says

    FIRST QUARTER OF THE YEAR
    For many of us the work in developing countries, we don’t like the first quarter of the year. It is dry.

    In December salaries are paid pretty too early. People use it to buy excess foodstuff for the year end celebrations. And buy children’s clothes. Plenty of every thing. And so much is wasted in entertaining even uninvited guests.

    Then the new year comes in. Schools begin to resume. By second week most schools have resumed. Parents go and plead with the principals and headmasters to permit our wards be in class. Then the month ends. No salaries are paid. Delay sets in. The foodstuff begins to dry up. Schools send reminders for the fees to be paid. Those who traveled to the villages wait for transport money to be sent to them to enable them return to town. No money is coming. Because salaries are delayed.

    TheN those still at home borrow money on interest to return. They return to the sad news of no salaries to enable remit the borrowed funds home. Then the Ministries begin verification exercises for the staff. They announce they identified names they could not trace. Ghost workers. But can you catch a ghost? Then they say the computer is capturing the workers so salaries cannot be paid. Then the computers make mistakes and muddle up the staff list. Some workers get half their salaries recorded against them. Some nil. Some get a little over their statutory amounts. Then no payment because the computers have made mistakes. It is mid February. No salaries still.

    The month ends again and many people are not paid yet in early March.
    Then some peole begin to be paid. But budget of last year cannot be overun by more than 25%. And the new budget is not out so Government contractors cannot be paid. And Government workers get some payments for January end of March.
    Lucky ones that is. The story continues like that. School fees are not paid first term
    So the cycle of poverty continues. That is how we pass quarter one, year in year out.

    But we find solace in God. In the Holy don’t you remember that there a season for
    every thing? All God’s seasons are good. Just key in. How? Just be prayerful. Just be
    faithful. And He will give you rest. We pray to be alive to God’s seasons. Amen

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