Heaven…….and Valentine

It’s been a while since my last post. I am sorry. This new post is unlike the others in that it’s a poem. I hope that you will connect with it and be blessed.

Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief. Hebrews 4:11(kjv)

Heaven:

The hope that obscures our pain

Our only escape from wrath to come

Heaven:

The reason we rejoice in mourning

The essence of our fortitude-

It’s why disappointments do not break us;

Why our losses do not faze us

Heaven:

The sense in our joy;

Reprieve from our sorrows;

And repose for our souls

Heaven:

Our compensation.

His life was given to purchase it

When we lose our lives

We’ll find it.

 

You probably expected a valentine post on the 14th. The song I will share below is my  belated  valentine… muse. It describes the futility of trying to explain the love [for us] that moved Christ to die on the cross. It runs:

”How can I describe

A God that’s indescribable

How can I explain

Love that’s unexplainable

Oh………………..

My heart sings

Oh………………..”

There is no greater love.

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Elisha Asked for Jars

Hello

Do you have a pressing need?

You really want a job, or long for increase of some kind. You want to be recognised for your work…or you just want something better than what you have now.

I have been thinking. Try taking stock of what you have. Is there any route from where you are to where you want to be?

It could be remote, but there has to be.

If I desire to travel by sea to some distant place then I must make adequate plans for a vessel of some sort.

In other words, if I need miracle wine, then I’d better have or get water, at least.

A woman in distress went to Elisha to seek help. Her two children were to be taken as slaves in exchange for money her late husband owed.

She was poor and powerless to prevent it.

Although, Elisha knew this, he still ventured to ask: “What hast thou in the house?”

Poor as she was, she had a pot of oil.

But Elisha did not stop here. It was good that she had oil, but it was money she needed.

She had to get jars- a lot- from her neighbours. And then, she poured the oil into as many jars as she got. She exhausted the oil in all the available vessels, and when they were all filled the oil stopped.

She sold them and had enough money to pay her debt and take care of her family.

At the wedding in Cana where Jesus performed His first miracle, they needed wine and they had water.

Water was turned into wine.

In the same way, as we seek a miracle, we need to have our “oil” in hand. That job you seek may require more skill or education than you possess at present.

Cast thy bread upon the waters, for thou shalt find it after many days. Ecclesiastes 11:1 (kjv)

You may need to improve your connections, increase your work rate, go for necessary training, manage your time more effectively and so on. Like that widow, you would need to get a lot of “jars.”

Like learning how to drive if you are praying for a car.

Invest in yourself for the day your Elisha comes, and continue to improve. Because your blessing will be proportional to the number of jars you have accrued; how much you have improved.

Go and get your jars!!!!