Hey hey hey!
I trust that you’ve been awesome?
As for me, I’m grateful for the rain that has descended on Accra today. This rain will keep heat away for at least 2 days. (And maybe classes too. 😂😂)
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As for old members of this family, you already know how we like to keep it real here. Today will not be different!
I know many of us know this scripture off hand-
“But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”
The only thing is that I’ve used this scripture for experiences quite different from today’s message. When I asked for a scripture for today, I didn’t expect to get Isaiah 40:31.
This weekend was quite funny! My closest friends and I got pretty real with one another! LOL. It was funny and not so funny.
You see, in this Christian race, we tend to give flashy messages that make people jump. Rarely do we get down and real!
It’s sweet to tell people that it pays to wait to marry to have sex, but no one wants to talk about lonely nights.
We want people to stay chaste, so who will tell them that there will be times when they’d itch to be touched?
If we can’t be real, the world will be real with us and that’s where many of us go wrong. We get lessons we should get from believers from unbelievers.
Frances shared on her blog how she was suddenly feeling horny late last year and it was God who held her together. My time was early this year.😂
Haha! Every boy looked fine to me and anyone who came close made my head spin. I was probably thinking how long God was taking to send ‘the guy.’
A male friend who has been on my case these last weeks, got personal with me and declared that it was because he hadn’t disturbed me enough that I hadn’t started dating him. I just laughed.
I told him plainly that I was waiting till marriage to have sex. Bear in mind, this is someone who doesn’t even understand that philosophy.
He asked how I was going to show love to my boyfriend without having sex and what I shared with him only made him laugh. Like it was impossible. The bomb fell when I said I actually didn’t even want to kiss till I was married.
That one burst his head and he told me it was impossible.
He asked how I was even staying chaste. Like, how do you do it?
Haha. It was really funny.
I was truthful and told him that there are many times when I simply want to grab ANY guy and do something! Anything that can stop the itch.
However, I also shared that it has been God! Ahh, it has been Him o. Of course, there are more practical steps like watching only pure stuff and being careful of what one puts in. But when it comes down to it, it has been God that has kept all of chaste!
The people who share personal thoughts with me always say how they feel filthy and dirty for thinking about sex. I’m like-“bro, please!”
I’m not asking us to start thinking impure thoughts. We all must learn to send dirty thoughts right out of our heads; but there are times when we feel horny. Simple.
So, when God gave me Isaiah 40. I didn’t quite get the correlation. Then I searched it in the Message Bible and backed up a little. Here’s what I saw!
Why would you ever complain, O Jacob, or whine, Isreal, saying, “God has lost track of me. He doesn’t care what happens to me”?
Don’t you know anything? Haven’t you been listening?
God doesn’t come and go, God lasts. He’s creator of all you can see or imagine.
He doesn’t get tired out, doesn’t pause to catch his breath.
And He knows everything, inside and out.
He energizes those who get tired, gives fresh strength to dropouts. For even young people tire and dropout, young folk in their prime stumble and fall.
But those who wait upon God get fresh strength. They spread their wings and soar like eagles, They run and don’t get tired, they walk and don’t lag behind.
Isn’t the Bible just beautiful. You can read a verse today and get one lesson, you’d read the same thing next week and there will be a whole different revelation.
Right now it seems like we’re all lagging behind. Doesn’t it?
We see people displaying “bae” everywhere these days that we’re probably rolling our eyes to God. Like, “Father, don’t you care for me and this my body that wants to be touched?”
But the verse above says He sees! Oh, how He sees. To you, it might not seem like a sacrifice to stay chaste; to Him it is!
There’s a reward in keeping yourself. Don’t let the world deceive you o.
Don’t let others deceive you that while waiting, you’d never feel the urge to give up- it’s a lie! You will scratch and want to devour every guy or lady that comes near you; but only guilt will wait for you down that road.
There is grace available for us! Let’s draw from it.
Don’t purse your life because your waiting for Mr or Miss Right. If not, you’re just allowing yourself sleep on bicycle.
No one wants a liability. Get busy.
It’s even more sexy to see a guy/lady who’s on fire for Christ but is also on a path of service in one way or the other.
If you want a Prince (or Princess), make sure you’re at least becoming a Princess (Prince). My friend told me last week how hot she wants her man to be. I plainly told her it was unfair to want a fit guy when she was doing nothing about getting fit.
It might seem silly, but it’s the plain truth.
Kai, I hope I haven’t talked too much today. I pray that this message blesses you as it has blessed me!
Please, share your thoughts in the comment section and if it’s too personal; our very personal efamily meetings hold at firstname.lastname@example.org. Send a mail and we’d be glad to help you.♥★
Have a lovely week ahead and share this with a friend. It’s true that body no be firewood(we’re not robots); but God keeps us and gives grace to stay chaste!
My friend Frances, wrote a beautiful book on Chastity last year. I’m sure it’d be of help to us all. Check it out here!
P.S- I pray for you! Yes, I write it in my journal-“Pray for every reader of omobolaji.com, that they’d grow and want a more personal relationship with Christ!”
I don’t just dish out words because I want to. This is Ministry to me and I don’t take it likely. That’s why I don’t take you for granted. I appreciate you big time!
Do you know that it was after I read a lady’s Twitter timeline that I knelt in my friends room few years ago and poured out my heart to God. It was there and then that I finally got serious with Christ.
Common twitter timeline abi? Well, God can use any and everything to get you; even social media.
My prayer is that this blog steers your spirit to get serious with following Christ. He really is everything. I promise, He is!