This segment is where I write what’s desperately on my heart. Obviously, that’s what the entire blog is for, but this is different. On the blog, I’m addressing myself, addressing my future children and grandchildren, addressing you and your uncles and neighbours. This segment though is addressing my mentees or proteges, if you’ll like. The things that I desperately want to pass on to the younger ones (not only age wise) that’s what I’ll write here. They are some of the life tips I’ll tell my younger ones who come to sit beside me at night and say “advise me. Tutor me”. Its a broad range of advice. Little structures that give me the results I get.
I began to wonder what I should write to you about this time. It came to me and I was ecstatic. I think this will be my greatest principle of all time. On this blog, posts expressly dedicated to the Word are:
This principle is my backbone and the backbone of all I respect the most today. It’s the study of God’s word.
Study. Make a commitment of it. For example, a couple of times I’ve read Psalms, Hebrews, Ezra, Esther, 1st and 2nd Timothy but never before have I seen the gems in them that I have been seeing in them these recent months. I remember some four years ago when I read Isaiah and was bewildered. I thought “How come I’m getting it this clearly?”. It was no longer an Old Testament book that I had to push through. It became life.
You should know that there’s no stream of wisdom in the world today that’s not traced back to a biblical principle. Everything is from God. When you begin to study scriptures, you begin to tap into wisdom. Hidden wisdom.
The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul;Psalm 19:7
the testimony of the Lord is sure,
making wise the simple
What makes a man succeed in an endeavour designed to fail is the hand of the Lord upon him. The hand of the lord rests mightily upon those who obey the principles of his word. You obey the principles of his word when you know (study) his word. Ezra’s entire secret is in chapter 7 verse 10. It was deep for him. It was a heart preparation standard.
For Ezra had devoted himself to the study and observance of the Law of the Lord, and to teaching its decrees and laws in IsraelEzra 7:10
This Ezra came up from Babylon. He was a teacher well versed in the Law of Moses, which the LORD, the God of Israel, had given. The king had granted him everything he asked, for the hand of the LORD his God was on himEzra 7:6
You don’t get extraordinary results by doing ordinary things.
By the way, I’ve wanted to bring three posts to limelight again:
My take on House Chores. I think it’s very relevant for everyday living. Life isn’t always glamorous and we must maximize it still.
My trusty and simple False Adequacy message.
Secrets of a wise man is more recent and hasn’t gotten the traction it deserves yet for a timeless message.
In the False Adequacy post above, I mentioned the principle of locking yourself up in a cell so you have time to do this. There’s no excuse that suffices for not keeping to the Word.
I call the principle of studying, obeying and teaching God’s word failproof because I have seen every other thing fail. Everything but His Presence. Everything but his word.
In some other micro news, my guitar practices are starting to annoy me to no end for failing to produce the right sounds.
Enjoy your Saturday. Do drop a comment, and share with others.
Light and love,