SO

So if I
Let it fly
My flesh on floating wind
Stripped of skin that covered naked me
Bared for more than all to see
You will see light?

I know it’s easier to cover up our crimes of Adam’s curse
Designers help our course
As we pass in flying colours and different skins
Cotton, nylon, wool and silk
Maybe it’s time be tore protection
Stop
Hiding behind all that our money can or cannot buy

Come unclad
And for once be accused of nude

For I know you can tell
From how uptight a man walks

And how assured a man talks

With who he had laid

For I’m yet to see a man covered with flesh
Smeared with the husky smell of lover, God

For as much as one man loves to cover up before another
No man feels the need to cover up before their lover

Strip!

UC Truth

©2020

Retirement (the Series): Quit Running

Let’s do a quick recap,

  1. Every man born of a woman was initiated from birth into a rat race, which many call the pursuit of happiness.
  2. There are many interesting schools of thought on how to win this race.
  3. I blurted out that you just go ahead and quit running.

 So today, I’d be showing you just how.

Read up Matthew 6 vs 25- 33 and Luke 12 vs 16- 40 and let’s learn from the greatest human who lived. Then compare it with the words of one of the wealthiest men the world has ever known:

 Proverbs 23 vs 4:

Labour not to be rich: Cease from thine own wisdom- KJV.

Do not toil to acquire wealth; be discerning enough to desist- ESV.

Looking at the Matthew passage, we see that God wants us to throw away our cares, those things which make us want to hustle on the Lord’s lap and devote our whole being to pressing into the Kingdom. What is the Kingdom? That His will be done on earth as it is done in heaven. That earth (body and soul) sings the song of heaven ( his Spirit in our spirits).

This is alignment with the redemption of our bodies. And the instant the local and universal body of Christ is in sync with the Spirit of the Father, that is rapture; the euphoria and ecstasy of a solved jigsaw. That is the real purpose of the Christian life. God wants us to throw caution to him ( be carefree) and not to the wind ( not be careless). He wants us to do this instead of trying to be ‘careful’.

Jesus doesn’t want us to try to earn a living. What I am saying may sound strange but that is what Jesus said considering that he wants us to neither sow nor spin nor gather into barns. This sounds like laziness but if you really press into the word, you’d find out what work is.

God wants us to know the secret behind the wise use of money; converting them to the currency of heaven. I really encourage you to press for yourself into the word to understand that fully.

Let’s call it a day here. We will continue with this series next week.

Shalom.

 

Williams Udousoro,

Favour Omeje;

© 2019.

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Review: The War Of Art by Steven Pressfield

Reviewer: Ubamara Ezenobi

“The Writer will take on any job when he is running away from writing”.

The War of Art focuses on the enemy of the writer, and how to tackle him. This enemy is resistance.

Steven Pressfield displays mastery in this book particularly in the simplicity with which he conveys his message. He uses movies and well-known creatives to enhance his descriptions. A victim of Resistance for a good number of years – has been able to master the phenomenon. He is quick to point out, however, that Resistance is an enemy that turns up daily, it is internal, one that never goes away.

By Resistance, Pressfield means the force that makes us put away our work, our calling, to a later date. Procrastination is only a part of it. Fear of failure and even fear of success are also legitimate concerns for the creative. Pressfield goes in-depth.

He also distinguishes between the amateur and the professional. The amateur creative doesn’t know there’s an enemy trying to stop her from becoming all that she really is. Or perhaps she knows Resistance but underrates him. The professional, on the other hand, does not underrate Resistance. She keeps a watch on him. She knows that Resistance has the power to cripple her career, her calling, her life.

The pro shows up every day and on time, unlike the amateur who treats it as a hobby. The pro treats her work as a business, unlike the amateur who treats it as a passion. The pro is in it for the money, but she’s also in it for the sake of the art itself; who better to write what has been handed down to her by the heavens, if not her?

So in everything Pressfield says, he says one thing in particular: Most of us have two lives. The life we live, and the unlived life within us. Between the two stands Resistance.

“There’s a secret that real writers know that the wannabe writers don’t, and the secret is this: It’s not the writing part that’s hard. What’s hard is sitting down to write.

What keeps us from sitting down is Resistance.”