The Man God Created

And God waited to extend his territory of glory, influence and impart….then he made you. The one created to carry the image & person of God. Not for show but for influence, dominion and multiplication of the God-kind. To sustain the kingdom of heaven on the earth.

He is the man that finds solace, peace, joy, instruction and leadership in the presence of God. He is full of the Spirit of God and not filled with wine. He is outpouring the fruit of the Spirit and not cloth with the apparel of worldliness.

When you make contact with the man God created, you know you have met a God-man, his words are seasoned with healing and encouragement, his ways are not his but the Lord’s – no wonder he won’t lead his spouse astray.

He is the man who’s words are powerful, creative and law. He is prophetic in his tongue. No wonder ‘’He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name

#The Man God Created is a man of authority who understands that he is also under authority, he therefore submits to God and his instructions. He is not a man of his own but he has been bought over to a new life – the God life.

#The Man God Created is the man that is busy with the work God has given him, he has found it and is not lazing about it. It is consumed with fulfilling it, nothing gets him more excited than finishing his work.

He is not intimidated by the prowess and grace of his wife or fiancée, He is too busy fulfilling what God has given him. He has just one measurement of satisfaction which is in the one who has called him. He has no business competing with his spouse.

#The Man God Created is the one that has learnt to hear the voice of God and obey it. God’s voice is no mirage or tale…it is an everyday thing to him. He has a relationship with his creator and strives to fulfil it daily. He hears God for himself, his spouse and children. He gives them heaven-led leadership.

His spouse and kids believe him, they follow him and may even be submerged in his vision. They feel safe and comfortable and readily willing to go where-so-ever he stirs their familyship

He is the weak man and frail man who has stood strong through tough and fierce times, because he finds strength and knows what to do in the secret place. He doesn’t neglect that place, he understands the volumes and capacities and depths and foresight he finds before God.

He isn’t just groping in the dark and jumping from pillar to post…NO!!! He is firm not because he has muscles to flex, but because he has heard from his Master & his heart is burning with obedience and submission.

So that you don’t think he is a flawless man, you would be disappointed!!! #The Man God Created got some flaws, but he isn’t relishing in them. Daily he spends time before his maker to touch him. He lays them before him and strive to live above them. He is constantly changing and improving….

He is cloth in humility and accepts his failings, he isn’t proud not to think he can’t fall, therefore he guards his heart with all diligence and watch himself so he isn’t falling unnecessarily.

His wife calls him my lord….for he has earned it, in him she finds compelling reasons to submit. His children call him father not just because he supplied the seed but he demonstrates fatherhood indeed.

#The Man God Created is the man who is broken.

He isn’t just the man with television, but also the man with vision

He isn’t just a man with the money and the honey, but also the man with character

He isn’t just a man with a career, but also a man who has found his work

He isn’t just the man with the flows, but also the man full with the Holy Ghost

He is the man that refuses to toy with sin.

He is the man that does respects his spouse and has chosen her ALONE.

Be the #The Man God Created

Ablaze Inc ©

July 2016

 

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Don’t Settle for Less

 

This afternoon let me share some thoughts I had within the week. It’s a refresher of what I shared with some friends sometimes in January 2016.

Let’s open our Bibles to Genesis 26:1-25 (with emphasis from Vs 17-25)

Famine is a terrible experience and many times makes one to take wrong decisions or moves because a need has to be met.

The natural tendency for Isaac was to move down to Egypt, but God quickly intervened and instructed him to rather remain in GERAR (By the way GERAR means Lodging Place).

Lesson 1: It is natural for us to leave the lodging place for Egypt where we think there is space for us because Egypt would usually seem like the right place on the surface. (In Hebrew, Egypt means Bondage)

In choosing that spouse, don’t just follow the natural which is most likely deceptive. Hear God. Don’t rush to Egypt because you THINK, FEEL, OR IMAGINE that it will satisfy your famine. Egypt may have all the tall guy, the figure eight chic, the rich brother, the endowed sister etc you name it, funnie enough it may even have the spiritus bro or sis, yet, it is a place of bondage you maybe headed for.

God told Isaac….”Do not go DOWN to Egypt” it is a going down

“Stay in this land for a while, *and I will be with you and will bless you.”

So Isaac stayed in Gerar!!!

Friends lets stay in Gerar, it may not seem like the best but GOD WILL BE WITH YOU.

A similar story I love so much is that of Na’omi and her daughters in-laws in the book of Ruth. (Gist for another day)

That brother’s wallet doesn’t look like what can give you peace, she may not be all spirokoko but my brother stay there, my sister remain there….that is where God wants you to be. (As long as he was the one that lead you).

(Don’t mind my writings. I talk alot while writing to elaborate and emphasize)

Let’s move on….(hope you are entering inside the picture we are painting?)

Let me leave Vs 18 for today. We will share on this some other time.

Vs 19-20 – The herdsmen of Isaac dug a well and found fresh water in the valley of Gerar. but the herdsmen of Gerar quarrelled with Isaac’s herdsmen and they gave the place a name ESEK (meaning Contention, Strive, Struggle or Quarrel)

Vs 21 – Isaac’s herdsmen went on to dig another well, but they quarrelled over it again and gave the place a name SITNAH (means Hatred, Hostility)

Vs 12 – They moved on else where and dug another well, no one quarrelled over it

And Isaac named the the place REHOBOTH (means the place of enlargement and flourishing)

Lesson 2: Have you imagined what it takes to dig a well till you are able to hit water? It’s really tough, however, after successfully finding water, the men of Gerar contested and quarrelled and strived against the Men of Isaac. This happened twice. These two experiences left them with a bitter experience and they gave those places names that was associated with their experiences.

Friends, you may have met that Mr Right brother or Miss Right sister and you are all excited….unfortunately, there is a strife for that one you have found.

Family is quarrelling with you over this choice, other people have quarrelled with you over this spouse saying she belongs to me or he belongs to me.

Or even death have strived with you and taken your dream spouse.

It has happened again and again that you now tagged those relationships with names just to explain that relationship. Hmmmm.

Some have even shut the door of their hearts to relationships because of the strife and heart breaks. You don’t think there can be any more good that can come from a relationship. You have given up on love. You are afraid they may take advantage of you again. You fear they may cheat you again, you fear they may just deceive you. You simply move on with a closed heart.

Remember what Isaac did….He reopened the wells his Father Abraham had dug which the people had closed. Don’t give up my friend. You can still meet God’s best for your relationship and marriage.

You have reluctantly agreed to enter into relationship and by God’s mercies no one is quarrelling with you anymore. Family is not contending your decision, your friends even seem to have accepted this guy or babe. Indeed no one else is contesting with you over this one and it seems you have arrived. Intact you have named the relationship your own Rehoboth

Indeed it is a great place to be.

I can imagine the men of Isaac celebrating this trouble free location.

Don’t give up moving on. You may hit trouble but don’t give up. Go higher.

But something strange happened in Vs 23. I would have expected that Isaac and his men would build an Estate and settle at Rehoboth.

Isaac was not satisfied with a “no one quarrelled over it” well. He must have thought that there must be something deeper.

Isaac and his men WENT UP to BEEESHEBA (well of seven, place of oath/covenant). That night the Lord appeared to him AND SAID …… Then Isaac did three things

  1. built an Altar and call upon the name of the Lord
  2. Pitched his tent
  3. They dug a well

Lesson 3: Isaac didn’t pitch his tent until God SAID He wasn’t satisfied with Rehoboth even though it was a good place to be. It was a satisfying place to be. That brother or sister may not necessarily be a problem or have a particular issue that will bring quarrel or contest in the relationship….but may I ask you a solemn question….*What has God said?*

Until Isaac moves from his place of Ease, Complacency, Comfort….God didn’t speak. Friends we must seek the voice of God as far as the Relationship is concerned. You cannot settle for less than God has plan for you.

See what happened….Going to BEERSHEBA is a Going Up the opposite of EGYPT Going Down

God made an oath with Isaac for believing him and following him up to Beersheba which is where REST is located.

Funny enough, it wasn’t the well (The brother or sister) that was the first matter. It was God’s voice that brought the order.

#God Appeared and Spoke (made an Oath)

#Isaac Built an Altar and Called upon God

#Pitched his tenth

#Dug the well

In Conclusion, let me make this submission; Don’t pitch your tent just yet….you are only at Rehoboth. Beersheba is still ahead. Press on move ahead to where God want you to be. He is good, she is good yes….but is that God’s BEERSHEBA for you or you are comfortable with being with REHOBOTH?

Selah.

ABLAZE INC©

SEPTEMBER 2016