Good Monday Morning!
How has it been? Hope your days have been filled with laughter and joy?
I get that the world can be something, but it’s better to always remember that we’re citizens of another country. This really isn’t our home! That is why it is dangerous to take life too seriously; I tell you, it is not worth it! Enjoy your life with Christ and walk with Him daily. He puts beauty in each day.
Today’s word will not be a long one. I know we have already read a word on WORSHIP; but here’s another dimension!
Ok, apart from me not being able to post 3 times a week lately, other things have happened.
On Tuesday night, while still goofing with my roommate and her sister; I put on my data after a stressful day at school. I kept seeing my bestest closest awesomest friend’s brother’s picture used everywhere; and it wasn’t his birthday.
I wiped the laugh off my face and stood from my bed when it dawned on me that something terrible must have happened! Something did happen!
Let’s just say I cried myself to sleep that night. I couldn’t imagine what my friend and her big lovely family would be feeling; but I shared their grief.
I couldn’t find solace anywhere else but in God. Even without me asking, He started reminding me His promises of eternity in the Bible, showed me verses that had new meanings and comforted me with His word. Of course, I always shared whatever I learned with my friend.
She shared some with me as well and one of those verses is what inspired this post.
She reminded me that when it gets too hard for her to breath, God reminds her of Abraham’s story and how he was obedient to God, even if it meant the death of his beloved son. I finally read the story again, and a particular verse stood out for me!
Genesis 22:5 (Message)
Abraham got up early in the morning and saddled his donkey. He took two of his young servants and his son Isaac. He had split wood for the place God had directed him. On the third day (take note) he looked up and saw the place in the distance. Abraham told his two young servants, “stay here with the donkey. The boy and I are going over there to WORSHIP; then we’ll come back to you.”
First thing I noticed was that Abraham kept moving to the place where God has asked him to kill his only son; and he kept moving even till the third day(72 very long hours) without looking back!
The part that blew me away was the different meaning of worship that Abraham had.
He told his servants he was going up to WORSHIP! I mean, how can the death of his very very very loved son mean worship to him?!
The simple answer was that he had gotten to a level in God, that even the hardest thing God wanted him to surrender was a love offering from him.
It’s really hard to accept that Dipo is gone.
I almost asked God after He directed me to the story of the widow in the Bible whose son was raised by Jesus, why He couldn’t do that for this dear brother of my friend. He replied, ‘trust me!’
We all know it isn’t easy trusting God when we don’t understand, that’s why I recommend this message that blessed my heart again!
Let’s meditate on what worship meant to Abraham.
It’s bloody hard and I sure don’t understand, but instead of ‘Why Lord?’, I’ve decided to say “I trust you!”
Rest in perfect peace Dipo Niggydip Egbedeyi. You’re now in a better country where there’s absolutely no pain. You will not be forgotten!
Have a fantastic week everyone!
Remember not to take life too seriously! This life isn’t worth that much. Keep your gaze on Jesus and let your life be lived for Him!
Stay tuned for Wednesday, we will be on a blog roll this week!