Forgotten treasures 1

This morning, I remembered a primary school song that we used to sing on the assembly almost every week. We learnt it by repetition and it was ingrained on our young hearts. But more than a decade from then, the meaning of the song and others like it seems to have been forgotten by the now young adults of today. It reflects in our lifestyle, thought patterns and belief systems -the timeless truths about God that these songs bear have been buried behind our faced paced minds, dusty from misuse. I want to invite us to dig out these treasure-laden songs again, or at least follow the series of blog posts titled Forgotten Treasures where I will try to recollect and consider the meaning of these songs again. My hope is that God uses these posts to stir up a seekers heart in us again and put a red ember of reawakening in the white ash of our hearts. Amen Song 1: Day by Day Day by day dear Lord God, these three things I pray: to SEE thee more CLEARLY LOVE thee more DEARLY FOLLOW thee more NEARLY DAY by DAY. This little primary school often forgotten prayer song holds the key to abundant life! It tells of the formost priority of every Christian-to seek God and to desire to want more of Him daily. Matt. 6:33. What are your priorities in this fast-paced jet age? What do you seek after? What do you want so badly in life? A job witha better pay package? A new car? Another house? A BlackBerry or iphone (or the more recent Samsung Galaxy series)? A wife? Someone once said that you can get anything you want only if you want it so badly. But is life about desperation- chasing, acquiring, chasing again – or is there something greater than that? Like devotion to God’s purpose? True joy and happiness comes from seeking the right things- filling the God shaped vacuum in our hearts with God. Today I encourage you to seek after the expedient – to SEE God more CLEARLY LOVE Him more DEARLY FOLLOW Him more NEARLY… And to do it day by day. Have a purposeful weekend, Toluwanimi

Author: Toluwanimi

Toluwanimi believes young people can do great things with their lives. “Give them wings; watch them soar,” He always says. He is a physician by training and a budding behavioral scientist with a keen interest in child and adolescent health and development. Having worked with teenagers for over a decade, he loves to study and practice evidenced-based methods of inspiring positive behavioral change. His current project, GrandHeights, aims to provide resources and mentorship connections that inspire and empower young people to realize their life’s full potential despite negative circumstances around them. He plans to develop an establishment that will conduct research, develop effective strategies that will impart hope, empowerment, and refuge for youth and families in at-risk situations. He also believes creativity can be a transformative tool and through his start-up, Missionary Creatives, he helps nonprofits tell their stories and develop strategies to drive growth.

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