Keeping it Real

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Happy Monday People!
We all know how management and staff of organisations spend weeks ‘tidying up’ in preparation for statutory inspections and in the end a decision is made based on the ‘show’ they put up. The real issues go unresolved….And the cycle continues!

Now don’t we do that with God too? We put on a facade, an illusion of perfection; pretending all is well, like our airbrushed pictures on Facebook.

The Garden of Eden seemed perfect in the evening light, but God smelt something, then Adam and Eve tried to cover up with leaves!

If we want to be cleansed we must be ready to stand messy before God.

Though your sins are like scarlet they shall be white as snow…. Isa 1:18

Cleaning up is a long and often painful process, but well worth it in the end! ….Ask Naaman!

Good morning.

By Yetty Iriah
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The Empty Desk

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Happy Monday people!

Change is always difficult but constant!

Paula(not real name) was a dear colleague who sadly retired recently. Paula was our mother hen, always looking out for our welfare and putting our needs ahead of hers. She was the go-to person when one was overwhelmed.

Paula’s empty desk is not only a reminder of what has been lost but also an opportunity for something new! Soon we will have a new colleague who will hopefully bring something new to the team.

While Paula was an experienced professional, it is how she made us all feel that she will always be remembered for and not how smart she was!

Let your kindness be known to all men.

(Phil 4:5)

One day our empty desks will either evoke happy memories or a happy ‘good riddance!’…. Let’s be kind!

Happy February!

By Yetty Iriah

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Distinctly Unique

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Happy Monday people! As a mother of 18 year old twin girls, I nostalgically remember the early years when I used to dress them up identically. It was an obsession to make them look exactly the same….And they hated it!

At age 10 they announced that they will no longer dress the same. I was heartbroken! I have since come to terms with the fact that they are two distinctly unique individuals, but I still miss the admiring glances we got….(I got!)

It was never God’s will for Israel to have a king. God was to be their king but they demanded to have a king like the surrounding nations! The result was a succession of disastrous events.

Today we also want to copy what we see other people doing, when God has made each one of us unique.

Stop squeezing yourself into someone else’s mould. No matter how dark the sky is everyone notices the stars!

You are a star too! ….Shine where you are!

By Yetty Iriah

Monday Morning Coffee @2019

Chosen!

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Happy Monday people!

One of my daughters always complains about being too small, but in the end she gets chosen for everything even before the ‘big’ people. Great things come in small packages!

When a king was to be selected from among Jesse’s sons, David was not even in the line-up but the Lord had His eye on him.

Gideon was hiding away in the basement of his home when the Lord called him.

Today the Lord is using ordinary men and women to accomplish extraordinary things, and you are one of them.

Yes! Something good can come out of Nazareth.

You too are chosen!….Get ready to be crowned!

By Yetty Iriah

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Shoe Matters

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Happy Monday people!

Do you take offence when you visit friends and are asked to take your shoes off at the door?

Shoes are not just a fashion accessory in the literal sense; they represent our social standing and our background. Our shoes say everything about us.

Our shoes represent our pride, our values, our principles and our experience; the very things that the Lord wants to change!

The burning bush must have been quite a spectacle to behold, but Moses had to take his shoes off before approaching the miraculous. (Ex 3:4)

Today some of us approach God wearing our designer shoes, expecting preferential treatment and some in our dirty shoes and muddy boots in total disregard for His sacred presence!

This week if you expect to see the miraculous you will have to take your shoes off too!…..Even if they are Jimmy Choo or Loubs!

….Be humble.

Happy Reflection.

By Yetty Iriah

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No Quick Fix

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Happy Monday people!

It’s already one week into 2019. Oh my! How time flies!

Now while we all have great plans for 2019, one thing is certain, this is not the year for the quick fix. Don’t look for the shortcuts.

Walking with God is a process. He is not constrained by time and deadlines, He is not one of our tech devices and He is certainly not an App!

There is work to be done, so let’s roll up our sleeves. Some of us will need to march around our Jericho and some will be asked to walk on water. Our faith will be tested.

In another 358 days this year will also come to an end. Will we look back with joy, or regret?

Our God is a promise-keeper….This year don’t settle for Ishmael when you can have Isaac!

Happy New Year.

 

By Yetty Iriah

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©️2019