Unspeakable Gift

This post uploaded a bit late…but is never late to say:

“Thanks be to God for His unspeakable gift.” 2 Corinthians 9:15 The gift that no words can contain the glory, beauty and mercy of it all. Yet, we speak one word and that it remains and we know, even if we can’t articulate it Who He is: JESUS. The name where there will never be enough thanks or praise. The gift that keeps on giving. JESUS. Thank you Lord for Him. Without Him there is no life. I would not be saved. I would not be rescued from the very life that would have destroyed me. Thank you God for Him! The Unspeakable, Undeniably Endlessly Beautiful Gift. God bless you all,

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!

Better

He is better. Better than the money, power, fame, popularity, food, clothing. Better than our hurt, addictions or desires. Choose Jesus. He is The Only One Who Loved You enough to heal

The only way we will become better sisters, brothers, cousins, aunt’s, uncle’s, nieces, nephews, friends, and of course children, children of God too, is to accept that He is and always will be better.

There is no temporary pleasure in this life that can or will satisfy. The Love God gives me and you demonstrated through The One and Only Son is more than we can even imagine or grasp all at once. He gives you and I living water, that are parched and longing souls can be refreshed in an Oasis of joy. He continues to fill us up so that we can have life and have it more abundantly (John 10:11). He fills every empty space. Every wound. Whatever the case will be penetrated by The Love He gives and remove our greatest griefs, fears and sorrows. He heals and restores and gives light where darkness can not hide any longer.

He is The Only One that can fill you up and make you better. He can cleanse your heart, soul, mind and set you free. Yes. He is The One that can set you free. He will give you joy and everlasting peace.

And there, in His peace, you become whole again.

Jesus. is. better.

I love you all.

I pray you choose Jesus over the things that tempt you today.

I pray that you and I accept, and decide Jesus as The Only Way, because He is. I pray we continue every moment we close our eyes to go to bed, or arise for the waking of dawn….even when things are rough, rocky or messy–when we put our Hope in Jesus, things always get and will always be better.

Amarachi

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Look, See How Far You’ve Come

Sunday evening came and I was restless.

I was tired of being restless so I asked God to lead me.

So sat silently for a moment and was reminded how The Lord for the past week kept reminding me of a big bin I had forgotten to look through.

Therefore, I began slowly trying to sift through papers, wallets, cards; clearing things out that needed to be thrown out.

Now, I have a tendency to look through things thoroughly–especially if it has are words on it.

So. To curb my desire, I kept trying to rush through it all.

But The Lord told me to slow down.

Focus.

To read.

And listen.

From old notebooks, to old documents of blog entries from the past, I began seeing God’s handiwork everywhere.

I was still learning even from these old insights.

I painfully walked through the sucky parenthetical errors, and the run on sentences; and discovered His words of comfort in my despair and doubt, reflections from His source of wisdom- The Bible. Prophesies and healing words of correction from Him and words of inspiration and faith, even in the midst of my doubts.

Something happened.

My eyes opened to see the beauty of these scrawled words on the page to find that God wanted to bless me today through these works.

Through these words of hope for the future, and direction, and correction, I realized that He was there all along. That He is God. That He is All Sufficient. That He will never let me go.

God was saying to me, even though I was hesitant to look at the past words fleeing from my heart–

He wanted to share with me a gift.

A gift of rememberance.

A gift of inspiration.

A gift of encouragement.

A gift of praise. God wanted to show me, “Look and see how far you have come.”

Sometimes,

The Lord will make you go through things from your past, not only so you can give them away or declutter your lifestyle, but so that He can show you how far you have come.

He wants to show you amazing you really are and how exceptional His Grace truly is.

He reveals to you how far you have come.

God reveals His Heart and His Joy for you.

God reveals the excellence of His majesty through and in you.

God reveals the testimony of your faith and the evolution of your character and heart into becoming more like His Son Jesus Christ, through words, mementos of your past.

Through those words, your history, your past with God, He reveals Who You Really Are in Him. Your identity in Him. And that’s what truly matters.

I want you to read from the words I have written for the past 3 years and I pray you will be motivated, inspired, comforted and transformed, so can become all God has made you to be.

I love you all and God bless you,

Amarachi

I encourage you to go back and clean up your work space, clean up “junk” from your past, particularly your old notebooks and journals, and let God speak to you through those words and memories of your past.

He Looks To See What You Will Do

I wrote this awhile back when I was still writing on.

It was not an easy place for my heart to be in.

But He led me here again so I,
And you,

Can learn from this too.

We were just talking about this. My close friend and I, she told me about the lingering hurts of cutting words from a stranger into her life. She kept walking on, after some encouragement. And we realized that these words can be detremential..but at the end of the day are fleeting. Having no merit or weight about who we really are and what we have done.

I was feeling some sorts about my life.

And I scrolled through some work just to see what I could do.

Get inspired.

Encouraged again.

Looking at or even at least thinking about story ideas makes me feel better.

Then God led someplace else.

He wanted me to see how far I have come.

I heistated but I began to read.

He is always right.

And here I am sharing what I wrote.

And here I am again,

Receiving encouragement from what I never trusted as good work.

The truth is: I didn’t believe there were be words worth of value in here, the old document with words written from the earth of my heart in the past.

But it is. He led me back to this to show me how far I have come.

Here are some of this things God was speaking to me about during this time.

Here are words God is speaking to me now.

And I want you to read it.

And be touched and inspired by the words He spoke to me during this season of growth and learning.

Two years ago.

July 16th, 2015

A Time for Everything: He Looks to See What You Will Do

My self-esteem, I thought it was pretty high…but in particular with this week, I have noticed there were many things that were sent my way (from the enemy I am sure) that have challenged my heart’s ideas about who I am. My worthiness, my confidence and etc.

And I know many can relate to this. Maybe even little things, low blows from parents, siblings, even close friends. Snuffs from people you thought you were cool with. Even benign things such as misunderstandings, rushed conversations…failed social encounters. Which you know really don’t mean anything compared to the overall scheme of life, but those things just seem to bug you. You consider your thoughts and actions.

Your words are lost…..scriptures escape your mind…you lack focus…you keep rehearsing in your mind: “Maybe I could have done this…or this….or I could have said this…maybe I should have let her know, or did I do something wrong? Why are they mad at me? Was I to blame….Am I the problem? I am the problem….” We give room for the enemy to amplify the situation.

You get sad, forlorn. You stop your usual functions over something as little as a rude, or harsh word. A cold shoulder. Unfair treatment, an offence.

But good Lord. Aren’t I glad the Lord prepared me for this week!

God told me before this week began:

1. Don’t beat yourself up. it is a completely human thing to do, but it is also a very prideful thing to do. Why? You keep focusing on yourself. He cares about you, loves you, and still thinks the best of you. You are His child you know?

2. If people offend you, forgive them. God has a good way of getting people back for all the wrong they have caused you…trust me….believe me.

3. Protect and guard your heart with all diligence. For out of it come the issues of life. [paraphrased, Proverbs 4:25] Not only what comes into you. But what comes out of you. Speak with great clarity, but also remember to keep sound wisdom and discretion, which are the fruit of the Holy Spirit coming from your lips. Never speak without checking your spirit or thinking over it with God.

Protect your heart from being engaged in the issues, and cares of this world. You must understand. Disagreements, arguments with people, slander, hurtful words thrown your way, and mediating on that is still a care of this world. Why? Because most harmful arguments happen in the flesh. Gosh, I just learned this today. You can not be engaged in the affairs of this life, because you go into battle, only to please the one who has called you to be a soldier. Jesus Christ our Lord. And I know you would want Him to return with you musing about a dumb argument you have had with your sister upteen billion times! I think not! SO, please, be careful to not take these words to your heart. Pray to God, ask God to guard your heart and mind with peace [Philippians 4:7].

4. It is okay, it is more than okay, to be yourself. Why? Because you are free.

How? God bought you with a heavy price for you to be.

And what price was that?

The blood of His only Son–Yeshua. But we all know Him as, Jesus, the Son of the Living God.

I know it may seem hard to consider or imagine. But just think of it this way:

A. This life is waaay too short for you to be carried away in banal arguments.

B. We are all accountable to God for what we do, every little thing. Now, that can be a little scary to some. But it shouldn’t. If you are walking with God, there is nothing to fear! God is near and will help you. You may not like it, flesh wise, but it will be for your good!

C. In everything, at least this helps me, I want Jesus to be proud of the way I acted and my response to the circumstances of life.

Get stronger, and work on this. Because when we do, God will work it for our good. Our character will be stronger, and therefore, can support the greater power/anointing God will give us.

I love you all and may God bless you.

Remember/Meditate on Philippians 4:7. Ask God to rule your heart and mind with peace. And ask Him for strength and even courage to do the right thing before Him always.

Same Heart

There are just some people who don’t know how to love you.

And that’s okay.

Not everyone can love God and love people with a heart of intention like you can.

Not everyone can say that they love you to the moon back.

But God can.

So before you get angry or bitter of what others can not give you…

Just remember that God gave you the ability to love like He loves.

He gave you the ability, capacity, to give of yourself just like He did for us all.

Before the beginning of time came.

As He sealed Himself as a sacrifice for your life.

He declared.

That no one can love you like He can.

No one will love like He can.

No one has the same Heart as His.

Except if you have been made new in your soul, and your spirit remain in Him,

By accepting The Son Who gave His heart and life for thee.

Let our prayer be:

Not everyone can love You can, God.

But I want to.

Help me to love and have a heart like you. Help me to continue loving and caring for others so that they may experience Your Love through me.

Not everyone can love you can.

But that’s okay.

Jesus does.

He will give you a new heart to love one another.

And He will give you the best of His heart for all eternity.

Have a good week, holding on to this truth.

That He can love better than we can.
However, God can still give us the ability to love beyond our understanding. All so others can know Who He is. And so that you may learn to grow in His Love.

Thanks for reading.

May God bless your heart so you can dream big love like our very own Lord.

I love you all in Christ,

Amarachi

Testimony

I was under pressure.

I couldn’t breathe. I couldn’t live. Couldn’t stand.

I couldn’t sing.

I tried to become a good little girl.

But was rewarded for good grades and obedience to things I could not agree with or understand.

My questions were met with incredulous and disrespectful yells.

I was silenced.

For my inquisitiveness was too much for Nigerian parents to handle.

It didn’t match their expectation for who they thought I was

Or wanted me to be.

Stuck I was.

Between what I loved.

Dreamed of

And was expected of me.

They tried. Out of love.

But in effort to succeed they instead suffocated the treasure God had placed within me.

I was lost

In the wilderness

For sometime

Because of this.

II.

Violated.

Assaulted with suggestions.

Scared of saying no to what I knew was wrong.

Guilt ed for trying to keep myself pure.

But I forgot that I was worthy.

Therefore, stained

I began to turn on myself.

Mind corrupted.

Stories were my passion but it became complicated when my own heart could not fathom,

That my story which I had spent daydreams creating,

was now maligned.

Pride began to creep in. And innocence lost caused bitterness to settle in.

I used the very education my parents took pride in and the gifts God intended to bless me

On others as a weapon of my own inferiority.

Sinking deeper into a depression that never was mine.

Gone to the oblivion of a world that would see me as a little black girl.

Only

With no vital worth or imagination.

In agony.

I succumbed to the depression.

And the grief.

An early mourning of the voice I could not seek

Anymore.

To young to give up.

Feeling too old to work it out,

I lost my energy.

III.

I became ashamed.

No more proud of my accomplishments.

Because it did not seem to matter

For I was not free.

To enjoy the beauty of what God’s gift was doing for me.

In

And

Through
me.

I was mortified by my sin. Disgusted.

I hated myself.

So I settled for the lie.

That God would be ever angry with my addictions.

The doubt that clouded my thinking

Pervading almost every moment of my being.

How could He forgive me?

He would be forever punishing me with the shame that would not leave me.

He would never forgive me and therefore give me what I desired…to be a writer, creator, author, dreamer, actor, performer…for Him.

He became a religious being that I could lord over people with.

I could confess the scriptures.

Sing the songs.

And quote the Bible back and forth.

However, I was not convinced that He could love me enough out of my sin.

I became,

Withdrawn.

Punishing others for not seeing the brilliance in me.

For not seeing the gifts in me.

For not recognizing my cries for help in the endless seas of depression.

In reality,

I was punishing myself.

For I was confused.

Who was I?

Who I thought I was

Was gone

In the seas of depression.

Gone deeper into the oblivion.

Almost dead.

Desperate. In need of a Savior.

That was years ago.

IV.
Now.

He has taken the filthy,

Scarred,

Offended

Sinner.
The anxious

Little girl.

With nail pierced hands he has not objectified her, silenced her, abused her, taken advantaged, or forced himself on her to be what He wants her to be. He has excused her, quieted her, comforted her
Remained her rock.

And,

Her confidant.

Her friend.

A mystery

Yes.

But God saved me once again from a life of regret and a life of bondage to sin.

God saved me.

He recreated and healed me.

He restored my soul.

He made me new.

He forgave me.

He forgave me

For what I once was.

For who I had become.

He forgave me

For giving up.

For moving on.

For letting go of

Me.

He paid for me

To love

And live life freely.

Even when I didn’t want it.

When I didn’t want

Me.

Yet,

He forgave me. He forgave me. He forgave me.

You don’t how much I needed that.

Forgiveness. For one,

Forgetting The One Who could set me free.

And two, not allowing the soul He created in me to live.

And He brought my heart to it’s knees.

Humbled.

Awakening me for His Love for me again.

Breaking chains off,

That were there for years.

I now received the Creator’s gracious gift to the world.

The Son that He prepared since the day I was born.

V.

He told me, just a couple of sunsets ago that He does not condemn me.

I am free.

I am at peace.

VI.

My testimony is still being written.
And

I have fallen, a few times.

But even in the stumbles

And tumbles,

I find myself in,

He has never left me.

He ‘s stood there. Right there. My friend. Next to my heart. And waited for me.

To get back up.

Aiding me.

Through it all,

He never left me.

Even when I wanted to give up on Him.

Even when I wanted Him to give up on me.

Even when I wanted to give up on myself.

He stuck close to me. Like a true friend.

He never left me.

Jesus.

You set me free.

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Your testimony is the most powerful thing that can never be undone.

Share it.

Because just like Your Savior’s Blood….

It never loses it’s power.

I love you God. Thank you for giving your Son, so I can be free, and remaining my God even in my sin.

For Your Forgiveness, redemption and Unfailing Love.

Praise Jesus.

Amen.

I love you all.

God bless,

Amarachi

Love One Another

Jesus says to you and I today:

“A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”–John 13:34-35

You know it’s funny. When you go through trials you don’t like it, but you fail to realize at times that these are the seasons you find out who is in your corner, who is fighting for you in prayer, and who loves you.
Prayer changes things and you can’t demonstrate your live enough for people when their going through hard times by just sending a quick text, giving s phone call, or giving them hug, saying:
“I’m praying for you. I love you and I’m here for you.”
That’s all those going through hard times need, especially if you are a believer in Jesus walking the narrow road of righteousness. Jesus even prayed for Simon Peter

“But I have prayed for you, that your faith may not fail; and you, when once you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.” Luke 22:32

God is pleased when we can walk together with such unity.
Regardless of skin color, background, social economic status and gender…
Love one another.
Love wholeheartedly. With generosity and a pure heart. Because that is what people remember going through hard times. God sends you and I the people they need the most. People who will keep praying for you and keep fighting in prayer even if you don’t feel like “it” anymore. God will send people who will stand by your side and walk with you so that you can achieve your dream, finish this season for a reason, and fulfill all the promises God has for you. I have had friends and loved ones who have given the support I needed to complete my seasons of life. And I thank God for you. You know who you are. I thank God for you. Even if you were sending texts from afar, through secret prayers at night, to all those who loved me and supported me in my gifts and calling. I have so many words to describe my joy and love for you. God bless you. I am praying hard for God to richly bless you in all that you do and for Jesus to lead you into the destiny He has prepared for your life.
This is to the friends in every season. I love you and reminder to you all–Love one another, and bear one another’s burdens…(Galatians 6:2).

Love one another because this is how the world will see that our faith in Jesus is truly amazing and REAL.

Have a great weekend!

And Happy Rosh Hashanah!!

It’s the Jewish New Year!

Glory to God for this amazing and glorious time

We are going to see so many extraordinary things!

Keep your eyes up and on Him!

God bless,

Amarachi

Let Us Know The Joy of Living

i see the sympathy of heaven in the earth and wind and trees
i see hope within the morning sun

i am searching for meaning
i am looking for healing
i am haunted by your reflection
i was blinded by my addictions
i am torn apart by the dying
i am giving up on escaping
will i learn to live without taking
will i learn to see beauty in the making

I can’t pretend to know
the beginning from the end
But there’s beauty in the life that’s given
we may bless or we may curse
every twist and every turn
will we learn to know the joy of living.

will we learn to know the joy of living.

—United Pursuit, “Looking for A Savior”

Father, let us not allow the messiness of every day life, the entanglement of sin, distress, and yuckiness of the day to day casualties of life get in the way or complicate the way we see the wonder, glory, and beauty of life, the earth we live in and the day we walk through. Let us learn the joy of living. Let us learn the joy of living and being present. Here. Still alive. Let us learn the joy of living. Looking into heaven, let us learn to receive the love, mercy, and purity You enjoy giving us anew everyday. Let us appreciate the day to day life you have given us. Let us all take one day at a time and appreciate the miracles you lay before us everyday. And Father, continue to reveal the inner working of Your grace, faith, strength and sincere love so that the glory you have awaited to make known is seen in us. God, I thank you for today. I love you God.

In Jesus Name, I pray,

Amen.