Faulty Memory?

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Happy Monday people!

Do you sometimes struggle with your memory?

After their supernatural rescue from Egypt and the miraculous crossing of the Red Sea, the children of Israel grumbled at the very first sign of difficulty, they forgot so soon; faulty memory perhaps!

Today most Christians are grumblers, committing the exact same sin that led to countless thousands of Israelites dropping like flies in the wilderness.

“Remember the wondrous works that He has done, His miracles, and the judgments he uttered.”-Ps 105:5

Grumbling is contagious and sadly we are now raising the next generation of grumblers; children with an ultra-sense of entitlement!

Have you too forgotten so soon?

Today reflect, see God’s footprints all over your life….And show some gratitude!

Good morning.

Yetty Iriah

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The Lonely Place

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Happy Monday people!

Are you lonely and desperate, wondering if or when things will change? You are not alone.

The devil will discourage us, isolate us, and put us in a place where we feel unable to continue with what the Lord wants to do through us.

The good news is that the Lord always shows up in lonely places!

Haggai sat under the scorching desert heat awaiting a certain death, when the Lord opened her eyes to see the oasis in front of her. Gideon was hiding in his basement, when the Lord appeared and declared him a mighty man of valour. John the Beloved in his final years exiled to the Island of Patmos, received the vision for the Book of Revelation.

Lonely places don’t mean closed heavens!

….. Look up! God is smiling over you.

Good morning.

Yetty Iriah

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The Wedding Planner

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Happy Monday people!

This post is dedicated to the lovely couple whose wedding my husband and I attended at the weekend.

It was a well-attended event, with lots to eat and drink, lovely people and great music. The wedding planner must have worked tirelessly to pull off such a successful event.

I was reminded of the wedding in Cana where Jesus turned water to wine. Thankfully there was no shortage of wine at this wedding!

As we ate my husband and I reminisced on our marriage of over twenty-five years and the times when like most, it had appeared we were running out of wine, we didn’t need a wedding planner then; we needed Jesus!

Amidst the merriment my heart went out in prayer to the young couple about to embark on the most important journey of their lives, one in which there will be highs and lows.

Marriage is an adventure even the best wedding planner cannot plan for!

What happens when the wine runs out?

Good morning.

By Yetty Iriah

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Simon’s Cross

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Happy Monday people!

This morning my focus is on a man who played an often overlooked but pivotal role in the crucifixion story.

Simon of Cyrene a Gentile convert was passing through Jerusalem, when he came upon the unfolding bloody spectacle; bleeding Jesus buckling under the weight of His cross. Suddenly! Simon was seized from the crowd and forced to carry the heavy cross uphill behind Jesus.

Simon just happened to be in the crowd on that day. The cross was forced on him, he did not have a choice!

On reflection, the crosses we bear in life are not ones that we chose, like Simon they were thrust on us suddenly often without warning!

“…..take up your cross daily, and follow me.” Luke 9:23

Life happens, but like Simon as we follow Jesus we too will find purpose in our pain.

How heavy is your cross?

Good morning.

By Yetty Iriah

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The Big Question

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Happy Monday people!

As we enter the Holy Week I ask that we reflect on three prominent characters.

We are often quick to point fingers at Judas, but sadly we are all ‘Judases’! We too betray Jesus when we live in disobedience to God’s word, doubt the validity of His promises and make mockery of His power and presence in our lives.

Can we identify with Peter who overcome with fear for his life, denied Jesus three times? We deny Jesus daily when fear of self-loss trumps the fear of God.

On a general level could we be that nameless person among the crowd who chanted ‘Hosanna!’ as Jesus rode into Jerusalem then ‘Crucify Him!’ just five days later?

We all fail Jesus but beyond such failure always lies forgiveness.

So WHAT have we done with Jesus?

Good morning?

By Yetty Iriah

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The Layover

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Happy Monday people!

Will you be catching any flights this week? Very few things are as frustrating as having a long layover between flights.

The challenge is always knowing what to do with all that time and it can feel like life is in limbo, unless of course there is good duty free shopping!

Oftentimes God may give us a long layover before our desired destination.

The Israelites had a layover of forty years between Egypt and Canaan. It was a time of testing, they needed to learn some life lessons, old habits had to go. Unfortunately it took them forty years to be ready!

It may look like life is stationary, but perhaps we are also being prepared for our next level. What changes do we need to make?

Every layover has a purpose!…Find it!

Good morning.

By Yetty Iriah

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Her Desperate Choice!

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Happy Monday People!

Over the weekend our women’s group-Dinner with Jesus held it’s Mix and Mingle evening, with the theme ‘Her Desperate Choice’.

Indeed, the bible is full of desperate women like us, who made desperate choices that shaped our world, starting with our matriarch Eve!

Two of such women, Ruth and Orpah faced with a desperate situation made opposing choices. The spotlight has always been on Ruth, but I dare say that Orpah ‘s choice not to go with Naomi was perhaps the right one for her and she also fulfilled her ordained destiny.

We cannot all be Ruths! Some of us are Orpahs, so before you go judging us and the choices we have made, please take a walk in our shoes!

To the all Ruths and Orpahs out there, celebrate womanhood, we are all the apple of God’s eye and the jewels in His crown.

This post is dedicated to you!

Good morning.

By Yetty Iriah

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