The Father has no qualms giving you things, but He wants your attention first. An accurate revelation of Father is the most important achievement of any human, and the highest and most fulfilling need of men.
Accepting and walking in this Unconditional Love is probably the most powerful thing any believer will ever do. Sadly it does also appear to be the most difficult thing to do.
Our Heavenly Father is not just about meeting our needs. He wants us to become just like Him. This only happens when we spend quality and sustained time with Him, outside of our earthly desires, to listen to Him, and be inspired by His thoughts about our lives, our families, our work, and the world.
The year 2013 for me was one of discoveries and re-imagination. I set my heart to be taught and to learn from even the smallest of persons or situations. I carefully noted lessons for the year drawn from my activities both at work and home. So this is my attempt to summarize, with key points, what I learned in 365 days.
Flowing from this, every time I see Lagosians party heavily, I always make an excuse for them in my heart that a lot of the people at these parties work very hard, thereby find consoling such social escapes. Even though such gatherings are spiced with overkills of apparel, music, wine and food, you get a sense of satisfaction in the air of celebration as a reward for diligence to duty.
It is very important for disciples of Jesus to consider this carefully and be sure of what they believe in; that they are not subscribed to a manmade empire of selfishness. There is no time better than now for those who desire to walk in truth to be highly sensitive to this continuing pattern in the church.
So I have been asking myself what I believe and what informs what I believe. Why have I held on to these things and what is it I am willing to let go of if it has no root in the truth. Part of this focuses on what the church really stands for and what was God’s intent for the church.