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Dear child of the God,

If you decide to tell the truth and the truth alone, then you’ll agree that at some point in your life, you’ve wondered why God don’t act when and how you want Him to. I’m just going to jump right into it and say, God has principles and He’s not going to go against His own principles. His principles determine what He’ll do and won’t do.  

He came down. He came to redeem us. He tore the veil that separated man from Him. Now, He makes the body of the Believer His sanctuary. He’s that close to the Believer. His love for the Believer is reckless and unconditional. The Believer can reach Him whenever, without blood sacrifices, protocols, and ceremonies. The Believer while walking, lying down, in a noisy place, crying, eating, playing etc. can talk to Him, and He’ll respond. He wouldn’t feel insulted, disrespected or anything negative. He is that humble, kind and faithful. He’s that loving. Nonetheless, He can’t change His principles for you and I.

His principles are what makes Him God. As much as He loves us, He can’t change His principles for us. This shouldn’t make us sad though, because it is for our good. If He changes His principles a whole lot will go haywire, including His unconditional love. If He changes His principles because of you, you’ll be lost. It means your unshakeable hope in Him will now be shakeable. It means He’ll not be trustworthy anymore. Why am I saying all of these? Well, it’s because of two reasons, and these reasons are the heart of this post.

Reason Number 1: Some of God’s principles bless the Unbeliever as much as they bless the Believer

Matthew 5:45, speaking about the nature of God, says, “…He is kind to all by bringing the sunrise to warm and rainfall to refresh, whether a person does what is good or evil.” So, there are principles (or say laws) that govern the earth, and every human being (Christian or not) benefits from them. If a “bad person” plants corn in a good soil, the corn will grow. This same “bad person” won’t have rainy clouds hovering over him alone, when it’s a sunny season in his city. If this “bad person” decides to be diligent in and with a skillset, he’ll excel at it. If he’s disciplined enough to eat right and do the work in a gym, he’ll lose belly fats and gain packs. If he chooses to be friendly, he’ll make friends…good friends.

In Matthew 13:24-30, the farmer planted good seeds in his field. Later on, an enemy came and planted weeds. When the wheat sprouted and bore grains, the weed also sprouted. It didn’t matter what was planted in the good soil, good or bad, it sprouted. If the bad has excellent branding and an awesome marketing strategy, it’ll sprout. It’ll bloom. It’ll be convincing and enticing. It’ll sell. Dear Believer, know this, believe it and embrace peace…but also, never forget reason number 2.

Reason Number 2: You cannot prepare a sacrifice for Baal and ask God to bless it with His fire

As much has God allows some of His principles to favour all and every, as a Believer don’t be deceived into believing that you can do something that is totally against God’s instructions and commandments in the Bible, and then ask  Him to come flood His presence with it. He won’t…and that’s one of His principles too.

Yes, a whole lot of people are doing whatsoever it takes to sow, grow and reap…and they’re growing and reaping, real good. You’re nothing like them, you’re a child of God. They can steal their seeds or even invade a good farmland that isn’t theirs. Isn’t that what the enemy did in the parable of the wheat and weed? Did his weed grow? of course, it did. When the servants of the farmer asked if they should uproot the weed, what was the farmer’s response? “No…let them grow together.” This also reminds me of what Jesus said in Matthew 10:16, “…I send you as Sheep in the midst of Wolves.” In other words, it’s not about being a living being. It’s not about growing and looking fresh, (weed looks fresh too). It’s about WHO YOU ARE.

Are you a Wheat or a Weed? Are you a Sheep or a Wolf? Wheat produces grains, Weed don’t. The Wolf is wild, a Sheep isn’t. Wheat or Weed? Wolf or Sheep? Pick a card.

Stop cultivating the characteristics of a Weed, while asking God to make you produce grains. No, He won’t. If you want to produce grains, then you have to be a Wheat. Stop bringing the wild life of a Wolf into the domestic setting designed for a Sheep. Stop dragging God into things that are dishonouring His name and character. God cannot bless your disobedience.

The victory at mount Camel, as recorded in 1Kings 18, wasn’t a show-off. Elijah wanted to draw the hearts of the Israelites back to their God, and he didn’t just prepare a sacrifice. First, he repaired the altar of the Lord. Then, he “took twelve stones, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, to whom the word of the Lord came, saying, ‘Israel shall be your name,’ and with the stones he built an altar in the name of the Lord…” Finally, “at the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice,” Elijah called on the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Everything Elijah did was in God’s name, honour and according to God’s instructions…of course, God had to show up with fire. If what you’re doing isn’t honouring God, He won’t send His fire on it…no matter how hard you call on Him. When it honours Him, obeys His instructions, and is the right timing, you don’t have to cry all day, like the prophets of Baal, for God to consume it.

Dear one, you can decide to sow according to the standards of the world…you’ll grow…you’ll reap. Yes you will. However, that’s not who you are. You’re royalty, straight out of the Kingdom of the One Who created and sustains the entire universe. Live up to it.

My prayer for you and me:

May will be empowered, like never before, to live for Jesus’ name, honour, and according to His instructions. May our lives be flooded with God’s fire. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Get in the gym.

Stay Spiritually Fit.


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