Equipped for a Godly Life?

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Each one of us is on a journey whether we realise this or not; the person beside us, in front or behind us is in their own lane.

Each person identifying and trying to navigate through their route.

This is called ‘Life’.

This can be likened to us (humans) being vehicles but we need a driver who will steer the vehicle. Christ is the driver who would steer the vehicle, the Holy Spirit is the SatNav system who will guide us, whilst the Bible is the fuel in which we need to continually fill ourselves with. The people we carry along with us to make it to the end – Heaven can be likened to passengers on this journey.

What we emit is the words, actions and decisions we take from the ‘exhaust pipe’ – this is ultimately seen by believers and non-believers alike! The life we live today is not our own for we were bought at a price & belong to Christ; some may argue we have free choice to do what we will but that also was initiated by the Father.

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Trying to navigate ‘life’ – with many routes can be confusing without someone to guide you and steer you in the right direction.

The life we live today is not our own for we were bought at a price & belong to Christ; some may argue we have free choice to do what we will but that also was initiated by the Father.

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Who I am and why I am here?

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Fearfully & wonderfully made individual with a lot to say; rather than saying it verbally it shall be penned via words which can be read.

Creative. Bold. Intuitive to the Holy Spirit.

Words on a page which tell a story, words which may edify, encourage, admonish, words to make you ponder and words to uplift you!

Rather than words being spoken, they would be words which can be uttered and interpreted via your own voice in your own time and space to tell the story inspired by the Father.

Who is the Father? He is God the Father who manifests in three personalities – Father, Son & Holy Spirit.

I am here to discover and fulfill the purpose of the One who sent me but to also tell others about the One who saved me.

A platform to express what I see, hear or to say how I feel without having to verbally utter it but put pen to paper and make my voice to be heard.

That is me & that is why I am here.

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Do not be tired in serving . .

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‘Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up’

Galatians 6:9

Serving means ‘to be of help’, ‘rendering assistance’ to believers and non-believers alike; emanating and exuding the love of Christ! There may come a time or season when you become ‘weary’, ‘tired’, ‘exhausted’ – you may feel that serving and your service is a chore or has become a mundane routine.

Being a servant of Christ and serving the Lord requires time, dedication, righteousness, patience, long-suffering & even leaving your comfort zone. Yielding to the one who called us requires total obedience and can even mean forsaking your usual amenities.

He showed us that he was the ultimate example which still resonates to our present time today.

Philippians 2;7-8 shows this:

rather, he made himself nothing
    by taking the very nature of a servant,
    being made in human likeness.
And being found in appearance as a man,
    he humbled himself
    by becoming obedient to death—
        even death on a cross!

We have been called as believers in Christ to keep doing good, what is noble, and right & at the right time – we shall reap the reward if we do not give up. There is a clause for the reward we wish to obtain if we do not give in or give up.

It may be hard but keep your gaze on Christ – situations in life may want to negate you off your course / path but He is there to strengthen us when weak. The Holy Spirit who dwells within you is there to intercede, be an advocate, encourage and spur you to keep going in the midst of trials and even temptations.

Your inheritance awaits you in Heaven – Colossians 3:24

you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving’.

 

Do not be tired but be encouraged – forge onwards & upwards like the Apostle Paul who pressed on for he knew the ‘great gain’ which he was to receive in Heaven by continually winning souls for the Kingdom.

How glorious would it be to be adorned with the Crown from your Heavenly Father!

Keep going in your service and ministry with renewed vigour for you know what awaits you at the end!

Remain blessed,

The Master’s Quill

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Serve, Service, Servant – Are you willing?

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“Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the realm of the dead, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom”. – Ecclesiastes 9:10

This scripture shows us that service / work has been bequeathed in our hands.

It is a gift from God which should be done whole-heartedly as stated. It is work required of us NOW for once we depart there is no work to be utilised, no planning, knowledge or wisdom.

There should be no eye service but genuine service in all we do and in all we endeavour to do. This leads into what can be achieved through serving and rendering a service. It builds character and resilience – characteristics of a great leader.

Serving and being a servant teaches humility.

Humility is a characteristic of a dove – synonymous with the Holy Spirit which lives within us; let us adopt this character and let it dwell within us.

God favours the humble coupled with our service – this can only make our Maker smile down upon us!

1 Peter 5;5 says “In the same way, you who are younger, submit yourselves to your elders. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, “God opposes the proud but shows favour to the humble.”

‘Humility costs nothing but it’s worth surpasses its’ value’ – The Master’s Quill

The ultimate example of a servant who is also our leader; Jesus Christ.

Philippians 2:5-8 shows us what he did for humankind.

In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:

Who, being in very nature of God,
did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;
rather, he made himself nothing
by taking the very nature of a servant,
being made in human likeness.
And being found in appearance as a man,
he humbled himself
by becoming obedient to death—
even death on a cross!

He became human; just like us to save us from ourselves (sinful nature). What a selfless master we have! To be a great leader, you must be willing to serve. He obeyed the Father even until death in verse 8.

Many times, today, we strive to be the best – a leader at the forefront of events. This is not wrong as it is good to have high aspirations and goals for ourselves; however, to be a truly great one you must serve.

To serve is not be lowly or inferior but it is to be of service and help to others around you. This may be in society, community, office or whatever environment you find yourself working in.

I pray that God will continue to bless the work of our hands and cause us to be humble servants in whatever environment we find ourselves in!

 

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Remain blessed,

The Master’s Quill

 

This blog is a form of expression and thoughts inspired by Christ. He showed me that he could use it as a platform to reach people through various topics in writing.

So here it is! The Master’s Quill.

Traditionally, a quill is an instrument used in penmanship and calligraphy.

I love calligraphy and beautiful handwriting art forms – I feel it is a slowly dying form of writing.

Every post on this blog will be a message or poem inspired directly from God!

I pray God blesses you through the content you read here on the site and He enlightens your path.

Psalm 119; 105 – Your Word is a lamp for my feet, a light unto my path!”

Feel free to like, comment, share and ask me questions!!

Thank you and God bless you for reading!

Rebekah  x

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The God I Serve, The God You Serve, The God We Serve

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This poem came at a time when I was questioning my faith slightly. I was thinking about who I was really serving. I guess ‘life’ in quote hit me.

‘Is it really worth serving God?’ ‘Who am I doing it for?’ ‘Why me?’

These were some of the questions which ultimately led to God speaking to me. He made take my eyes off of what was going around me but to focus on Him. He made me realise it is about Him and not the environment I was in.

The poem below is titled ‘ The God I Serve, The God You Serve, The God We Serve’

(** represents the line – The God I Serve, The God You Serve, The God We Serve)

Our Creator, our friend, our Defender

Lifter Up of our head, El-shaddai (our provider)

The All-knowing, Omnipotent God, Jehovah Elroi (the One who sees)

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The One who sticks closer than a brother

The Way, The truth & The life

Our intercessor – our advocate who aids in our weaknesses

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The One who does not make you look like the trial you have passed through

Help in ages past, Defender of the weak

Pillar of strength and support, Pillow which captures each tear shed in secret

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The meek tissue which gently wipes each tear, The stillness which echoes louder than a sound

He makes a way when it seems there is not in sight

Father to the fatherless, Husband to the widow

Hope to the hopeless, Giver of life – Ultimate sustainer

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The love which is unfathomable, unquantifiable

His erudition surpasses the greatest human mind

His generosity cannot be appraised via the most complex mathematical equation known to man

Too big to even try to put into a single word

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His protection is second to none, He knows the hairs on our head

Yet a thousand tongues are not enough to worship this King

He exalts and dethrones at his wish

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King of all Kings – He exalts and dethrones at his wish

The earth is his footstool & Heaven is His throne

At the mention of his name, every knee bows

Every tongue confesses – Jesus is Lord!

Jehovah Elyon – Most high

Birds of the air cannot reach the heights of the skies even if they tried

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The twenty-four elders fall on their faces and worship proclaiming Alleluia! Amen

The magnitude of your presence just leaves us speechless

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Turning sorrow into joy – weeping may endure but the gladness which is coming brings peace to the heart

Causes the dry bones to be made alive again – sinew unto sinew

The one who pours his spirit unto the sons and daughters to prophesy, old men to dream and the young men to see visions as stated in Joel 2;28

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Mercy, loving-kindness and unmerited grace are gifted to us daily

Time is in his hands yet He is not bound by time

His mercy is from everlasting to everlasting

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Slow to anger, rich in love, clothing us with his blessings

Redeems us from destruction, mighty hand of deliverance

An imperceptible safety net which keeps us from harm even when we are careless

Justice for the oppressed, Glimmer of light for tomorrow

Jehovah Hashopet – The Great Judge

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Adorned with majesty and honour; no one can bequeath his royalty

Often imitated never actualized in reality

Clothed with light as a garment stretched across Heaven as a curtain whilst seated in glory

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Jehovah Rohi – Great Shepherd who tends to our needs

We lack nothing but guided on the path of righteousness

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The Great I AM,

Jehovah Ori – Great Resplendent One

Sending forth His only Son to die for us – true father indeed

Continually watching over us – he does not sleep nor take a break

Surveillance over his children supersedes 100%

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God of Angel armies is forever on your side

Though silent at times, never doubt he is not present

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Jehovah Elkanna – Jealous over his own

Jehovah Nissi – Banner over our lives

Jehovah Chereb – Sword & Shield encompassed into one

*The God I Serve, The God You Serve, The God We Serve*

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Thank you for reading!

Until next post – remain blessed!

The Master’s Quill x