GRAVITY 04

Hello

It’s a new week. I couldn’t post yesterday. Here it is, the final installment of the gravity series.

And its for those who have have escaped gravity!
As you wrap up 2015, ponder on this:

If you are sincere with your decision to follow Christ, and embrace the REAL way of living in and through GOD, then it means you had better get on with it. Strip down, start running – and never quit!  No extra spiritual fat, no parasitic sins anymore. No low life thinking. No guilt of the former life now passed away! You must not be lightheaded or dismissive about this new way of living

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You received Christ into your life as Lord and Saviour.

Most Christians accept the Saviour part easily but find it difficult to come to terms with the Lord part.

A Lord is someone who has influence over another. Like a master. Jesus became your friend, brother and MASTER when you decided to come to him.

But thank God, though you were once slaves of sin, you have become obedient with all your heart to the standard of teaching in which you were instructed and to which you were committed.
And having been set free from sin, you have become the servants of righteousness (of conformity to the divine will in thought, purpose, and action).
– Romans 6:17-18 [AMP]

So the new life is a life free to do what God desires. The good thing with Jesus is that He doesn’t dish out hard instructions to people but rather walks alongside you and works with you to do what God wants. He teaches and helps you conform to the divine will in thought, purpose, and action.

Take the yoke I give you. Put it on your shoulders and learn from me. I am gentle and humble, and you will find rest. This yoke is easy to bear, and this burden is light.
-Matthew 11:29-30 [CEV]

This yoke isn’t hard. It is not stress, it is not heavy. It is light. It is joyful responsibility. Learning isn’t easy but it sure helps to see the end in view. Jesus says, “…and you will find rest.”

But we must keep going in the direction that we are now headed. Philippians 3:16 [CEV]

The escape velocity is the license to an abundant life with God, plug in now!

Whether this short series is new information to you, or a reminder, I hope you picked a thing or two from it.

Cheers,
Toluwanimi

GRAVITY 03

Hello,

Here’s the third part of “Gravity.” To some, it’s new information. To others, it’s a reminder. Whichever way this posts strikes you, respond.

If you haven’t followed Gravity, checkout the previous articles.

We were talking about Jesus, the Son.

Here’s a story that explains what He did:

A judge was about to pass a death sentence on Bob, a man convicted of murder when a young man walks into the court and straight to the front of the judge and says, “I’ll take his place, let him go.”

The judge looks intently at the man then says, “Okay, this is my verdict: let the criminal go and let this man have his wish.”

Before he could ask why, he heard the judge’s son say ‘because I love Him’. And then walked to the dock, arms extended as if to surrender.

The cuffs were snapped off the offender’s  hands and he was let go – discharged and acquainted, as the barristers would say. Replaced by the judge’s innocent son.

Weird story, isn’t it?

It sure sounds stupid. Until you’re in the dock.

To everyone else in court, this is a ridiculous decision – they know very well that the young man in question is the judge’s only son. But to the convicted, it’s the best thing that could possibly happen.

The verdict doesn’t make sense until you’re the one about to be grilled for an offence then some judge’s son from the blues waltz into the courtroom and says he’s going to take your place. It isn’t fair except to the one standing behind the dock.

But do you know: every man that has not met Christ is in the offender’s dock.

for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God – Rom 3:23
For the wages of sin is death – Rom 6:23

We sure do a lot of bad things E-V-E-R-Y-D-A-Y. Things your right hand would not want your left hand to know of. The sin-vault has burst beyond its seams. Since the fall of Adam.

Everyone has sinned against God and deserves death. But God [the judge] has stretched his hand to you by allowing his only begotten [the Son] to die on the cross of Calvary for your sins.

Don’t gape at how ridiculous this decision is. Take the offer and experience eternal life before it is too late.

But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. – Rom 5:8

Until you experience the salvation made available to you by Christ’s blood, you can’t imagine how beautiful it is.

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.  – John 3:16

You are not far from the kingdom of God. What are you waiting for? Will you get the escape velocity?
Will you be born anew spiritually?

If yes, say this prayer:
Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for dying for my sins. The sacrifice of your life for mine is more than I can ever know. I have been living in sin all this while. Lord, I know this has to change. Please, forgive all my sins. Come and be Lord and Saviour of my life. Come and be the centre of my life. Please lead me to grow in knowing You. Thank You Jesus.

Your belief in Jesus ushers you into a whole new life. A beautiful one.

We’ll talk more tomorrow,
Toluwanimi

GRAVITY 02

Yesterday, I shared what gravity means. But is there a way out?

Good news is:

You know, it’s possible to get an object to break off the force of gravity and send it freely into space. Years of scientific research has resulted in the discovery of a parameter called escape velocity.

Escape velocity is the minimum speed an object [without propulsion] needs, to be able to escape from gravity (i.e. so that gravity will never manage to pull it back). It is the speed above which an object will never fall back to the surface of the earth.

At this speed, the object breaks free from the gravitational field and is able to soar above the surface of the earth into space – this is the mechanism used to launch rockets and satellites into space!

So there is a way to overcome gravity…

Sure, there is a way to overcome the gravity of life!
But what’s the way?

But God said a long time ago:

Isa 43:21 –  This people have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth my praise.

Even Now, He still calls us to escape this kind of life – he calls us to abundant living. He calls us to escape the oncoming destruction of their futures by plugging into LIFE in Christ.
You need to escape!

You need to rise from the realm of mediocrity and connect to the source higher than you – God – and escape the force field where sin controls, and instead live redeemed, starting clean from now!

The way out is through the SON. JESUS.

Jesus defied the laws of nature. When He was crucified, people thought that was the end of the life of that great teacher who performed miracles and claimed to be the son of God and saviour of mankind.

No! He went to the depths and got the keys of death. Then he rose to live forever!

Through Him, God made provision to free us from the power of darkness, and bring us into the kingdom of his dear Son. [Col 1:13]

Have you got the escape velocity? Have you been freed?

Have you met Him?

To be continued tomorrow

Cheers,
Toluwanimi

GRAVITY 01

Hello.

I promised to put up the first post of GRAVITY today. Here it is: for some, this post or series will be new information. For others, a reminder or a “jut from the rut”. Whichever class you fall into, make sure you do something significant with the knowledge you will gain.

At least share with someone.

Yesterday, our key word was “apple” and our key person was “Isaac Newton.” I’ll pick it up from there.

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I don’t know what really happened. But whatever really happened, Newton realized that some force must be acting on falling objects like apples because otherwise they would have stayed up. So that birthed the idea of the force of gravity. Bingo!

Do you have a ball or a pencil around you? Or anything you can afford to throw. Not your phone! Throw it up – What happened?

It came back down of course!

Planet earth is surrounded by an unseen area called the gravitational field that pulls everything towards the centre of the ground. This means that if you throw any object up, it always return down [no matter how long it takes to do so]. Even you, when you jump, will always come down, except you’re on the moon!

This force that pulls us back down is called the force of gravity [or gravitational force, pronounced /grávvətee/].
Now, I can hear you say: what is it about the science lecture? Yes, I’m glad you asked because that shows you are following me.

The sad appraisal

I have used the gravity illustration to depict the situation in the world today. There is gravity in the environment. It’s so dense but you can’t see it.

It’s in the media that tells you that you’re not cool until you are like that movie star or that musician. It lurks behind your ears telling you that you can’t make it because Dad’s out of job or mom’s sick and there’s no money. It’s in the voice that tells you that there’s nothing you can do about that bad habit you indulge in. It tells you there’s no bright future ahead, owing to your present family background.

And he tells you blah blah blah…

Most people’s lives are like this:
They are locked up within the Gravitational field of the world system and are revolving the vicious cycle of “Wake up – eat – go to school/work – endure your boss/classmates/co-workers – return to a home you wish you never belonged to –watch TV/Browse – Eat – Sleep – wake up all over again.”

Well… depending on how young or “exposed” you are, there are enough vices to go round in-between this daily routine.

While this is the reality of many young people, there is still a yearning for more than to run the rat race!

In the race of life, gravity is the sand in your shoes that slows you down and trips you up. You couldn’t get rid of it if you wanted you, and it’s annoying. It mocks you anytime you decide to leap. Allows you to hover and then gently caresses you down.

Gravity is the pull-me-down force. It reminds you that you came from a broken home, so you can’t expect much from life. And you buy into that lie. It connotes the same emotional response as sadness, low expectation, inferiority.

In the 19th century, I heard that gravity wasn’t so strong. Young people lived competent and confident and were eager and able to mature appropriately. A 14 year old could make great decisions of discipline and maturity. Not so now… I think Gravity got stronger!

We are trapped within the forces of gravitation, within the debased thinking the world system has moulded in our minds. We now live for less than we should – low expectations.

Aren’t you tired of the gravity pull?

To be continued tomorrow…

Keep thinking,
Toluwanimi Joshua Babarinde

Introducing: Gravity

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I love fruits. Bananas, oranges, water melon, pineapples, mango and I appreciate the pictures of the ones I’ve never tasted – apricots, plums, strawberries, kiwi fruit, raspberries etc.

Oh. I ate strawberries and kiwi last summer!

This week, I’m introducing a new blog series, titled: gravity, represented by an Apple.
So, now why an apple?

It’s coded! Or is it? Heh… not really.

I like apples.

Okay, you must have heard of Sir Isaac Newton. He was an English mathematician and physicist who lived from 1642-1727. The legend is that Newton discovered Gravity when he saw a falling apple while thinking about the forces of nature.

So… that’s it.

Still not got it?

Okay, I’ll not tell you the whole story yet.

Good morning, cybercitizens
Visit http://www.heirwalk.wordpress.com tomorrow for the first post.

Cheers!

Toluwanimi