Monday, June 23, 2008

Behind the scenes.......................

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Casting: I (God) don't call the qualified, i qualify the called.

Plot: Genesis chapter 1

Actors: You (Insert your name here) Isaiah 43 vs 1 : But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.

Location: From your mothers' womb to your present location today.

Date filming begins: Before your were formed. Jeremiah 1 vs 4-5 :Then the word of the LORD came unto me, saying: 5. Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb ...................

Bloopers: Our sins. Romans 3 vs 23: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.

I realized that a director never says 'CUT' if the actors/actresses are doing just the perfect thing. He cuts you when he either has an idea that would make that scene better or when he sees you're not doing the right thing. I guess when i do those things that God is against and those things that are not beneficial to my life and to those surrounding me, that's when He stands up and says CUT RINSOLA, CUT!. And when you are willing to listen and learn from a director, you become better day after day and i guess that's what makes you a better or great actor/actress. Same way, if we're willing to listen and learn from the Director of our lives, we'ld become better actors/actresses in our lives.

The movies we see today in theatres or on dvds are finished and perfected productions. But the real work is done BEHIND THE SCENES, when we hear the words: CUT, Now take two and stuffs like that. I've come to learn or read that it's tough being an actor/actress, especially when you're casted to take up crucial roles; but the men behind the scenes do a whole lotta hard work also, especially writing a good script, trying to make you fit into the character, and bringing a real and beautiful picture to the screen/theatre. All these men behind the scenes of these movies are just One Person behind the scenes of our lives and that Person is God - He's the ALL in One- The Scriptwriter, The Director, The Makeup artist, The Set designer......... The all you can think about that makes a great movie.

Without the Man behind the scenes, The star (Insert your name here) you see won't be called a star, 'cos the Man behind the scenes, perfects those scenes (Insert your situation) you're casted in and presents to you an award winning movie (Victory over whatever situation you would go through). 2nd Corinthians 12 vs 9 "And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. " His grace is sufficient to see us through whatever scenes (situations) of our lives we are in .

As you go into this week, i just want to encourage you and remind you that when things seem stagnant, when things seem not to have materialized or when things seem not to be working out for you the way you want it, never forget that God is working behind the scenes of your life to perfect just what you may be expecting from Him. Not forgetting that 'Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.' James 1 vs 17

Can i say the father of light mentioned in the Scripture above is also the Lightning director? (LOL this is just me trying to be funny.)

Have a great and fulfilled week ahead people, and don't forget this is an encouragement; which means i'm needing it myself. Much love!

Monday, June 16, 2008

I'm learning & experiencing new and great things.........

Hello everyone, how've we been doing and how was your weekend? Happy father's day to all dads out there, and potential soon to be dads (Insert Dr Andy here)lol.

I've been having quite a lot of AHA moments with God lately, and each one is as new as it has never been heard or read before (if you know what i mean?). I was meant to share a different one with you all, but i found myself typing this out. Please take time to read this particular passage below, and also listen to the song playing on this page (That's my main testimony) God has been way too much for me.

2nd Chronicles 7 vs 14:

If My people who are called by My name, will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
First thing i said to myself was, This passage can't be referring to me 'cos ..... (I was trying to justify myself) and suddenly, i heard His voice say "Doesn't this reveal to you that you're not being humble?". Isn't it amazing how God puts us in Check? (for me that was one of many ways). Here He was telling me that i needed to be humble and tell Him i was wrong for anything and everything i had done. In the Bible language and harsh words to my ears interprets it as : "Rinsola, you were wrong and it means you sinned!!!!".
Rinsola: but God don't i pray? You know i pray everyday, don't you?
God: You and i know what you always pray for, but never forget that the prayers of a sinner is an abomination unto My sight, and that of a righteous, better still humble man availeth much.
Rinsola: Insert confused look here @ the hearing of abomination!
As i sat down, He ministered to me what these sins could be either time wastage, prayerlessness, envy, malice, I'm just keeping away from her when i know in my mind it spells malice, greed, impure thoughts, just a joke lie, disobedience, pride, I don't have time for people like that, pretence, jealousy, taking that pen from your office to your house, hidden inside the heart sins that only the Spirit of God can discern. (REALITY CHECK!!!)
Rinsola: what? meaning WE all sin EVERY SINGLE DAY? (Not that i didn't know, but within me i was referring to great men of God).You can insert whoever's name you want to insert there, and answer to God when you're done (lol)
I now see why he wants us to HUMBLE ourselves. Many times we don't even know we have sinned. But He says that if we confess our faults, He is faithful and just to forgive them (I John 1vs 9).
2nd Chronicles 7vs 14b to me was like " Rinsola do your own part, and watch if i wouldn't do Mine".
Rinsola's job .............God's Job
  1. If i Humble myself......... ..... ........He will Hear me (He would pay attention to me
  2. If i Pray & Seek His face............. He will forgive me (for every single sin/fault)
  3. If i turn from my wicked ways...He will Heal my land (My body, mind and soul)

I was humbled yet again by this passage and for me I've just been learning new things in my renewed walk with God. These few weeks have been challenging, yet mind blowing. I challenge you all who are not presently or genuinely in tune with Him to get back to your take me as i am walk with God, and begin first by seeking His face and i can assure you that you would be shocked at the things He will begin to show you and what He will begin to do. If you want to know what He's been doing in my life, i suggest you borrow the video of my recent weeks with Him from Him. You will rewind, pause, think, rewind, and keep rewinding I CAN ASSURE YOU!!!

Take care of yourselves, have a great week ahead, and let us remember to "Humble ourselves, pray, seek His face (on everything) and turn from our wicked ways". Much love!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Dealing with a conscious God................................

..........So a few Saturdays back, i was driving and a friends' call came in. I looked at my phone and when i saw the name of the person i was like "I'm not picking , 'cos when i called you, you didn't pick up either". As i drove over a bump, i heard the special still voice "Vengeance is mine, remember?" I remember replying Him, saying "But I'm not revenging, this is no serious issue, so why would i revenge? I'm just trying to make a point here". His response was, "When you retaliate, it is called vengeance". So what if i was sleeping or just sitting down, and someone calls me, and i don't feel like talking and i don't pick up the call?. His response: There's always a reason behind your acts, that is not vengeance, you don't feel too good to speak, right?
I remember smiling, and saying, God please, this is just everyday living with my friends, this isn't that serious. You know I will hold you accountable to all these serious and unserious things, right?. I've always known i was dealing with a conscious God, but that day and ever since that day, that incident has been like a written scar in my thoughts. I will give account for every millisecond of my existence, conscious or unconscious , so get it right and clear " You are dealing with the CONSCIOUS, NOTHING EVER OCCURS, WITHOUT KNOWING GOD" (Hebrews 4 vs 13: And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but ALL things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom WE MUST GIVE ACCOUNT).
I was reminded AGAIN, that "He's ever present, and He's really concerned and involved in my life and EVERYTHING that has to do with me, big deal or no big deal, serious or unserious". He whispered and said " Believe again, that I AM INDEED YOUR conscious FATHER".
As you start this month, be reminded again, that you have a CONSCIOUS, NOTHING EVER PASSES BY HIS SIDE WITHOUT KNOWING GOD. Be conscious and thankful that He is INDEED involved in your everyday life. Happy new month everyone, and i pray this month would be better and greater than months passed. Much love