Hope full

Despair is when I look at myself and I see nothing.

In the past few days, you see, I’ve been evaluating.

And I’ve come to the conclusion that there’s nothing good in me anymore.

Nothing good, just pitiful emptiness.

I’ve tried to search for the air I once had, the freedom that was once mine, and I’ve found none.

I’ve looked to find the friends I once had, the family that once believed in me, and I’ve found none.

It’s in these moments that I realize how slippery life can be when you start to lose it.

It’s in these moments also, that I have found hope, its meaning.
Hope is when I look at myself, and even though I do not see the admirable person I used to be, I see a better me emerging. I see one who won’t just be admired, but looked up to.

Hope is when I evaluate my life, its seeming emptiness, and still come to the conclusion that it is well.

Hope is when I believe for the best, in spite of myself.

Hope is when I trust in someone greater than my heart to save me.

Hope is when I trust in God.

Hope is when I cling to that part of me that refuses to give in, despite the naysayers in my head.

Hope is when I love myself, because I was created by a God who is called Love.

Hope is when I embrace myself, past and present, because I choose to believe that these work together for good, to give me a beautiful future.
– Ezenobi Ubamara

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EverydayJesus hangs out with the Father!

A friend said and I quote, “to be much for God we have to be much with Him”.

 

Going through a piece recently, I realized something, that as much as we want to study books that expound the word of God, we might never have faith to do mighty things if we neglect to hang out with the ‘One’ who is the Word. The Spirit and Life.

 

Jesus Christ said, the words that I speak to you they are spirit and they are life. He was talking about himself. The words Jesus spoke as man were no different from the words God speak as God, in efficacy and power, reason being that the same power was at work in them.

 

And now Jesus had a habit of hanging out with the Father. Bible tells us he would go out of his way to climb a hill just so he could be alone with God. Little wonder then, that he had confidence enough in the power of his Father at work in him. He would say to the dead, rise, and he would say to the lame, walk.

 

So, spending time talking with God is key to doing much in his name, because of course, you’ll be conscious of his power enough to do his works. Cut a long story short, studying the Word, gets you to know what’s been given freely and gets you conscious of the power that has been made available for you to walk in all that’s been given. Hanging out with God gives you an opportunity to thank God immensely for all He’s given.

By Ubamara, Ezenobi; 2017.

 

EverydayJesus does good!

Acts 10 verse 38 says, and you no doubt know that Jesus of Nazareth was appointed by God with the Holy Spirit and with power, and he went around doing good and healing all who were possessed by demons, for God was with him.

 

I read the above scripture this morning, and I realized something that I consider profound. All of us who are believers, meet the implied conditions for DOING GOOD AND HEALING ALL WHO ARE POSSESSED BY DEMONS. We have the Holy Ghost and power, because God is with us. That was all Jesus needed to do good, including heal. That is all we need. Let’s start already. How? Believe and speak, believing. There really is nothing else to do. Speak, believing. That’s what the word teaches. And whether or not our intended good, works out according to our mind’s design, all the glory goes to God. You’re just expressing a life, you see. That life is Christ, the same life that has been given to you.

 

So step out of your shell today. Wherever you see that good needs to be done, do the good. Speak life to situations. Speak Christ. That’s the least you can do. Sometimes, maybe, the most.

By Ubamara, Ezenobi; 2017.

#EverydayJesus is our password 1

“I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when wilt thou come unto me? ”

Who is man that God is mindful of him?

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If David, who was a man after God’s own heart and served God with a perfect heart, still needed works to attract the presence of God, what can we say to God in gratitude? For we need only come on the basis of Jesus’ blood and perfect sacrifice to Him who lives in us. We are part of the election of grace…. by grace alone. Glory.