Have you ever been in love? I trust that majority reading this, will say a yes after reading this question. 😊 So yes, we all have experienced that emotion; the energy and influx that lights us up yeah? 🤩 I was reading a Bible text that was written by David, earlier this past week. And […]
I was waiting for it The beauty The beautifully done foundation and concealer Eye lashes that made my eyes seen The lined lids with a tinge of glitter
I was waiting for it The red lipstick My beautiful black dress With my high heels on
I was waiting for it Sometimes I would feel something bubble within me To share the verse that blessed me Even though I’m not the christian girl you would frame I have something to say But let me wait Wait for the beauty to be availed And I will share all I bottled up But the beauty The beauty must have forgotten that I was waiting Because it was taking so long
But who knew Even ashes can tell a story Rich with every memory That even while in the writing Every page can show His glory That even while in the waiting There’s always a supply of strength
From my view all I saw was messy But you called it a ‘miracle’ I told you I was in ruins Fixing me would be a waste of resources But you said you don’t mind getting your hands dirty So you became my chief contractor on site And I your project I guess you could call me a work in progress
I am not at the end of my story I am actually at its genesis At its inception Yet you ask me to share and tell I only have few pieces of this puzzle And yet you call it a masterpiece
Then it occurred to me That even the process of my story is still something worth sharing
If Jesus Christ’s wounds could minister healing So will mine So I will gladly share my incomplete story The story of ashes and dry bones The story of valleys and deserts The story of addiction and failure The story of abuse and rejection My weaknesses being the highlights of his strength And my brokenness the fertile soils of our intimacy A story of the process behind the progress❤️
Thank you for reading.❤️.I pray this encouraged someone to embrace the journey and even if you’re not where you want to be, you’ve taken a step or steps and right where you are, you can tell your story. This writing was done by my amazing friend Alice Israel and I❤️. And I’d like to apologize for my disappearance, the busyness of university always has a way of surprising me.🥺
I felt like I was biting off more than I can chew Or I’ve been given a task way above my qualifications And that I should report back every night with a perfect record Unconquerable Victorious Warrior I look clean now I know But how will I maintain it that way? Clean and stain-free
Honestly, I have never trusted myself enough to stand Pebbles find their way of making me trip Sticks and stones have broken my bones And broken bones make it really hard for me to take my next step
I am afraid Of letting my Good Sir down Of letting my friends be right They are close enough but far Close enough to see me down And offer help with their muddy hands
They offer ways of cleaning up That haven’t evidently worked But when they find me down Then their ideas seem like the most feasible When they find me down I will agree
I needed to talk to him So I grabbed my keys Put on some sandals Took a quick look at myself Just to make sure I’m still clean
I arrived and he was around I knocked and he called me in I found him seated I looked around what a beauty he dealt in He then motioned me to take a seat I asked, me? Then he smiled and said ‘yes’
I took a seat Cleared my throat and began to speak “To error is to be human right? Then the calling is holiness I have confidence in your cleansing But how to stay that way is what I am struggling with To uphold your perfect standard I think you helped the wrong girl It was hard to be where I was But it was more natural
Then he replied “It is I Not you But I I took your dirt and gave you my righteousness You are the very righteousness of God Nothing you do in me disqualifies you You fall and rise by my grace provided for you by me So it is not your carefulness that is keeping you clean I keep you up I cleanse you I present you Holy and blameless I give you the willingness and strength to fulfill what pleases me I the Lord hold you up And I can and I will keep holding you up I will keep holding your hand Through the highest of hills and the lowest of valleys I will do all that All you have to do Is yield To my strength To my love To my righteousness To my guidance Just yield I have it all taken care of”
Thank you so much for reading and this was a continuation of the previous writing ‘ Come as you are’. Let us be confident in this one thing, nothing can separate us from God’s love❤️ Be blessed.
‘Come as you are’ Who I am right now? Not the person I’ll be if you just give me 24 hours just to deal with some issues? Can you just give me a second? I’ll be right back And I heard him speak again ‘Come as you are’
I looked down at my feet They were bruised and calloused My knees were bruised and bleeding My pretty white dress I had on It was torn and muddy I could feel something run down my face I’m obviously sweating Wipped my face with the palm of my hands And to my surprise, I was bleeding How did I not notice? Where is the wound? How did I get it? And whilst I was still trying to figure out the ‘hows’ and ‘whys’ It was dripping on my dress I need to stop the bleed And I heard him say it again ‘Come as you are’
“Sir just hold on I’ll make you dirty I’m saving you from all this Let me just take a quick shower Wrap myself in some bandages Wear some fresh clothes Then I’ll come” And he said it again “Come as you are”
What will I do to get through to him? Whilst I was holding my head figuring out what to say I couldn’t think straight I saw him take a step closer And in my head I was screaming, NO! But in real life I just stood and stared Then he took another step And I kept staring Then he took a step closer And I felt something stuck in my throat Why do I feel something rise up in me? Then he stretched out his arms I ran into them And cried
I wanted to stay right here In his loving arms What a warm embrace this was And just when I stilled from crying, he whispered something to me “I’ll wash you I’ll clean your wounds Bandage your bruises I’ll clothe you This dirt you have now I’ll wash it As white as snow Allow me to”
Thank you so much for reading the return of Sunrise Friday ❤️I pray it blessed your heart just as it blessed mine when I read it.
“Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord : though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool. Isaiah 1:18 ESV
Come to the Father, just as you ❤️His arms are wide open.
Why do you seem to always be my first instinct when you are not even a part of me? Why do I have so much faith in you that you tend to linger and stay when you are not meant to? Where is my faith? Why do I trust you so much that you have access to my mind? Where is my trust in the time of your invasion? Do you have the power to erase the history recorded of all the times someone greater took your place? Then why do I seem to forget? When in a sea with no fish in my net and when in a raging sea with unsteady waters How do I forget that He who spoke that I cast my net is the same who calmed the unsteady waters?
When worry comes in and scatters the pieces of this somewhat puzzle Trust is the one thing that makes every piece fall in place When worry brings in despondency my dependency on one who is greater overshadows the despondent me, displaces worry and places hope Hope is an ever burning flame when the one fanning it is eternal and has eternity in their heart Hope and worry cannot co-exist So if hope is a person, then worry you have no room in here
Unlearning worry is finding Him Let me tell you about Him He is your calm When worry comes with unwavering waters He speaks to the waves and calms these waters He is joy When worry tries to steal my joy the fullness of His presence instills unspeakable joy in my heart He is peace When worry tries to kill my peace, his ever present constant peace the kind of peace that is perfect, the kind of peace He reigns over and is crowned for reigns in my heart for He is the Prince of Peace He is hope He is light He is everything good and perfect, the carrier of every burden of worry and the one whose yolk is easy He is love, love that is made perfect that drives away every ounce of fear He is Jesus and He is here!
Dear reader In times of worry, tell me Where is your Faith? Where is your trust? Who is your peace?
Thank you so much for reading ❤️Sunrise Friday had a guest writer today 💃🔥My awesome friend and writer Molly Mzumara ❤️Hope it’s blessed you as much as it did me❤️
Casting all your cares [all your anxieties, all your worries, and all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares about you [with deepest affection, and watches over you very carefully].
1 Peter 5:7 AMP
Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life Matthew 6:27
This verse makes me smile because the obvious answer is ‘No’ but also puts up a pretty quick reminder I lose time when I worry If I can’t add a single hour due to worrying then I’m automatically loosing time But here’s the thing For a while now, I go ahead of myself What I have or don’t have What it will take for me to get what I need And when I manage to get what I needed I would begin worrying about another issue that needs attention too And the cycle would go on and on In an instance that I don’t see how it would all work out Worry would come over me and keep me in a state where it will take joy and casting of my burdens to the Lord for me to get out of it It is then that I begun to ask myself Why do I find it easy to worry? And I will ask you the same today Why do you find it easy to worry? The response to this question is Little Faith Here’s how Matthew 6:30 NIV put it
“If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you-you of little faith”
And then the MSG translation “If God gives much attention to the appearance of wildflowers- most of which are never seen-don’t you think he’ll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you?
So this marks the beginning of a poetry series on worry. Lets begin to unlearn worry and start having faith and trust in the God who has the best for you and I
Look out for the flower growing through the concrete The single ray in the sunshine that warms your skin The raindrop in the rainfall that rolls down your window The single stroke of the brush on a canvas The wave that ripples further than any other wave to the shore
The grape tree in the vineyard that makes the best wine The lion in the strongest pride The bee in the hive that makes the sweetest honey The tree in the forest that bears one of the best fruit The single gust of wind that gives you a shiver down your spine And breaks forth a solemn and entrancing sound
Meaning is not found in the complex Simplicity gives the greater perspective Like each single star in a galaxy Find the future in each day that comes Take a song for each word Single details are as important as the full puzzle
I do not have a single picture to display his presence But like a single raindrop in every rainfall His Glory can be seen in all the little things Melodies of his praises are played like a record across the land The symphony itself directed by God’s hand Notice a million little miracles making the beauty of the bigger picture
Thank you for reading today’s write-up❤️. This writing was done by myself and 2 amazing people (Muyunda & my brother Mapalo)🔥 It was inspired by a song we really love done by Elevation Worship and Maverick city (not yet officially released). It reminded me that I’m the most thankful about big miracles because they are so in your face and BIG that you can’t miss them but even between the big miracles are the million little miracles, Be thankful for them too💙🌼🙌🏾🙏🏾
In the spirit of returning, I really don’t have anything poetic but an encounter and a lesson learnt in less than a minute
I have been living at a certain place for a month now, there has been something that I have wanted to be changed or worked on for over a week and it was something that was always on my lips. I would address it as usual but change wouldn’t still occur and it was a very IMPORTANT change to me. So on a Thursday afternoon meaning yesterday, I complained about it and that made me feel a certain irritation and heaviness because I didn’t feel heard. To an extent that it messed up with my schedule because I couldn’t be still and productive. I knew something had to be done so guess what I did, I took it to the Lord in prayer. It is a very trivial but IMPORTANT issue that if I told you what it is I would expect ‘the look’ that translates as “reallllllyy, that’s what the fuss is all about?” But after I said my very low-voiced amen I knew that I was heard and he wasn’t looking at me with confusion on why it was disturbing me I felt heard and all my irritation left without a trace So whilst I was still figuring out what I would post for my return after a month of disappearance(due to school and writers block) because I really wanted something interesting, catchy and deep if I’m being honest, it was in that moment I decided to pick up my laptop and type something hence this. The biggest takeaway I would like you to get from this is that HE HEARS YOU. Ooh what joy that gives me because I know I have someone to talk to about anything and everything and HE UNDERSTANDS ME COMPLETELY.
It has become blatantly apparent Evidently visible Undoubtedly agreeable That JESUS is the Prince of Peace
When boats were shaking and hearts were desperate Desperate for help Desperate for saving He was right there with them In the very situation were fear and panic existed, there he was with peace There was a Prince There was the Prince of Peace
When he was in a sticky situation with hungry people And the people who walked with him and experienced his power doubted and fretted He was at ease He was peaceful There was the Prince of peace
To think this is someone I have been forfeiting I tried to maneuver around all the ways to find peace like a maze But it has always been one track His way
I didn’t actively forfeit him though but I didn’t choose him either To forfeit the very definition of “peace is not the absence of problems but peace is the presence of him” You can experience peace in any situation If he is there, everything will bow at the sound of his voice He can humble gusts of winds to a gentle breeze Tell every shifting sand to cease And every other problem to freeze
In his presence Storms will calm Food will multiply The blind will see The anxious, the afraid, the worried, the doubtful Will rest They will rest When the Prince of Peace is in their presence
For me to experience the peace the Prince has I have to make the decision to accept him and be in his presence first He has always been by my side That is an undeniable fact But have I been on his? I knew things had to change And so I took a little journey to find my peace
I arrived upon a magnificent building It was a sight to behold I entered through the front gate Walked down a beautiful garden then upon a door I knocked and it was open
I walked down the hallway I did not want to send a wrong message But the aura of the place was calm Almost as if time had come to a stand still I sought and what I looked for I found It was a throne room and there He was It was as though he waited for my arrival I asked and it was answered
To have peace amid chaos Is to have him at the center It’s to have the Prince of Peace in it It’s to have Jesus within And it’s about time I committed
Dear Lord, come into my heart Come amid the winds that rush within Make me a new creation For I too may find a rock to place my peace on YOU When sands begin to shift May you be my Lord and personal savior When the waves and storms of life try to capsize my boat I will thank you for calming the storms For yours is the kingdom Yours is the power Yours is the glory Forever and Ever Amen
And from this moment I am a King’s child
And the peace series has come to a conclusion 💃🔥🔥💕Thank you for reading 💕This writing was done by my brother and I😍 If you haven’t read the other two,check them out😍 Just a short note or reminder.
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:27 NIV
And this is my prayer over you.
Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you. 2 Thessalonians 3:16 NIV Amen🙌💕🙏