We are currently being taught a series on “eyes” at church. My pastor, during the Sunday message, said the following: ‘Exercise yourself daily in “seeing” the things the Lord has told you about your future. Let your imagination run free, see it as done, and picture yourself doing the things that He has said that you would do’ Upon hearing these words the following rejoinder immediately popped into my mind (I believe that it was a Holy Ghost inspired thought, because I am not this savvy with words):
‘When the Lord speaks a “Word” into your ear, Hang on to it and don’t let ANYTHING hinder you… Like Abraham look up at the sky, squelching the sand in between your toes, and remembering the promise, Like Sarah laugh, remembering the ludicrous and gargantuan appointment with destiny, made for you by God, according to the “time of life”.
‘Like Moses hold onto the rod, remembering that the head of the dead staff, was the tail of a living snake, and like Joseph, with your dreams vivid and clear in your mind, Strut your stuff wearing with pride, your coat of many colors… Knowing with foresight that no seducing wiles, warden, nor butler can hold you back, FOR FAITHFUL IS HE WHO HAS PROMISED, WHO WILL ALSO DO IT!’
‘SO HOLD FAST TO YOUR CONFESSION OF FAITH, LOOK UP INTO THE SKY AND “SEE” THE INNUMERABLE STARS, SQUELCH THE SAND IN BETWEEN YOUR TOES, LAUGH OUT LOUD, AND MARKING THE GROUND COVERED WITH YOUR ROD, WEARING YOUR “COAT OF MANY COLORS”, YOU GO ON AHEAD AND STRUT YOUR STUFF…’
‘… And yes! there will be mothers who will ponder and keep these things in their heart, Papas who will look on with pride and veiled trepidation, and there will be brothers who will also be haters. But you pay no one but your God and your Word no mind. Just go on ahead and “Strut your stuff”… Y’hear me? YOU STRUT YOUR STUFF!!!’
… And that my dear friends I believe, is how to exercise your faith unto good works…
Peace and much, much love,
From “Me” to you.
© OluPero Mettabel, August 7, 2012
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