Monday, 16 August 2010

iMeditate Mondays

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Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.

Joshua 1:8

/meditate/: To plan, consider or think of doing..

Hi people,

iMeditate Mondays is about delving deeper. About the word becoming flesh and living amongst us. I was reading some notes from the sermons I sat in last year and wondering...what happens after my pen has created 'stories' from what Pastor has said? How has my life changed based on the words I have just listened to? It isn't enough to write notes...it's like basing your university degree on how many lectures you attended or how many notes you wrote but on what was learnt. For learning to take place, one must reflect; reflect on the new knowledge coming in and construct new realities.

The sermon I listened to yesterday was about doing the Father's will. In Samaria, Jesus disciples brought him some food and He said his food was to do His Father's will (John 4). The harvest is ripe, the workers are few. The questions I'm asking myself..

What does being relevant in the Kingdom of God mean? Is this just about being a church worker? Someone asked me a question on Twitter recently about whether it was essential one became a worker in their church...what do you think? What does doing the Father's will mean to be personally?

Hmm...

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7 comments:

P.DNG said...

Hey... I just have to say, great post! All the way from Oslo Norway.
Is it Ok, if we can quote a sentence from this blog to our blog? It is very inspiring.
- God Bless!

Zoe Believer said...

Thank @P.DNG..feel free to do so. God bless

Zoe Believer said...

Being relevant in the Kingdom of God..

Been musing on this all day, I think it's about using EVERYTHING God has given me for His glory. It definitely has to be more than being a church worker because the harvest Jesus was talking about in my opinion was symbolic of the world. Those who do not have a relationship with Jesus. So am I using everything I have for His glory? I can't say yes to that one.

Lord, please show me what I can do today where I am to be and remain relevant in your Kingdom. I will be back.

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

"I think it's about using EVERYTHING God has given me for His glory"

That is definitely a sound way of looking at it. That resonates with me for sure.

Have an excellent iMeditate Monday!

Tisha said...

Doing the fathers will means that wherever you are at: In your room, on an oil rig, at a wedding, when your colleagues are considering unethical behavior, wherever, it is to be pleasing to God, to be doing His word out of love for Him.

My idea of meditate is to read, to think on, to say, to mutter, to repeat over and over again and then when the word is flowing in your veins, it is what you eat and drink, to roar it because it has taken over your mind.

Sounds crazy right? But it works, what can i say? I am crazy like Jesus and John the baptist and John the divine and Elijah and any crazy folk in the bible whom God spoke to.

What can i say? Believers do crazy stuff that brings glory to God

Mwajim Al said...

I would think based on the life and teaching of Jesus that doing the Father's will should be in every area of our lives, the way we think, what we say, what we do. If God is leading one to be a church worker, then so be it. It could be something as simple as listening to a friend cry about her problems, it could be a gigantic as moving to India to live amongst the poorest of the poor and show Christ's love. In everything we do, we ought to do as unto God (and Yes it is hard, and Yes, it means dying to ourselves everyday), He himself is faithful and upon request is more than willing to guard our hearts.

P.DNG said...

Thank you Zoe.
I am changing the contest of my blog to something more meaningful, something that is less about this world.
I take it to me this post, we don't only have to fulfill the book, we have to know it and the only way to do so is to meditate on it and make sure that Our Father laws become our embrace.

I will let you know when your quote have been posted.
Thank you again.