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Out Of The Frying Pan Into The Fire

Visceral Thoughts.
The Element – FIRE!

While in the frying pan, I had limited growth. The boundaries determined how far I could stretch. Here in the FIRE, I am free to expand, as long as the flames within me keep burning.

While in the frying pan, I received input from all corners, more like spices that helped season my life to bring out the taste. Here in the FIRE, I am responsible for the aroma that emanates from my life, depending on the type of wood I select for the purposes of ensuring that the flames within me remain burning.

In the frying pan there was regulation of heat. I was protected from direct burns and scalds. Here in the FIRE I am thoroughly roasted into the expulsion of all the chaff and unwanted stuff.

In the frying pan I lay flat, awaiting to be tossed and turned by every willing cook. Here in the FIRE I have no choice but to create my own motions, testing the sources of heat and selecting only the ones that keep the flames within me burning.

The frying pan was kinda dull; black in color.

The FIRE glows…brighter as the flame grows.

(The frying pan denotes Anne in control of her life while the FIRE denotes the Lion of Judah in control of Anne’s life.)

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In both I burn; the former with fear while the latter in gear … towards the deep things of God.

This is a new season; one of personal responsibility, freedom, growth and maturity. One of total reliance in God, the real walk of faith.

Am I scared? A bit.

Am I worried? Not at all!

Am I alone? Far from it.

Am I covered? Over all!

Source of Inspiration For This Post: We recently moved houses; from a shared one and into our own. Time to brave the tides of life, with God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit by our side.

Prayer: Lord, Thank You for new beginnings. You are the fire burning in us. Your flame is all we need. Holy Spirit, help our unbelief in this walk of faith. Father, may we always look on You as our main Supplier of everything we need. All glory and honor unto You, now and always, giving thanks through the Mighty Name of Our Lord, Jesus Christ, Amen.

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I Lost My Mind

I Lost Control. Deeply ImmersedThe Best Option.

It all began with a whisper. A still small voice that kept nudging me to come closer. The more I ignored this voice, the more the voice faded. The more I listened, the louder the voice became and clearer my circumstances. I decided to take a risk and listen. That’s when it all began.
‘And after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.’ 1 Kings 19:12.
I named the voice Mr. Know-It-All. Why? you ask. Because he was always so confident that what He had to say was worth listening to. Sometimes He’d invade my thoughts and suggest a parallel. Such times I’d shake Him off since I was still in control, and furthermore, His ideas were outrageous. He never gave up.
‘The voice of the Lord is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the Lord, over many waters. The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is full of majesty. The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars; the Lord breaks the cedars of Lebanon.’ – Psalm 29:3-5.
I decided to do a simple analysis: write down the results of the decisions I made before Mr. Know-It-All checked in and those that He convinced me to make and I took a risk. I was blown away!
  • My mind told me that I’ve got to behave a certain way so as to fit in but Mr. Know-It-All told me that my uniqueness compliments my fitness.
  • My mind told me I’m not good enough for certain positions and cliques but Mr. Know-It-All told me I’m incomparable and qualified to be anything I wanna be.
  • My mind told me I’m alone in this walk and I tired but Mr. Know-It-All told me He’s with me and will never leave; to will and to do, and thereafter, renew my strength.
  • My mind made me accumulate wealth in this temporary chapter but Mr. Know-It-All gave me a glimpse of eternity and is still in the process of teaching me how to acquire eternal treasures.
  • My mind fought this voice during the day when it was busy but Mr. Know-It-All still found time to talk to me by invading my dreams the moment I lay down.
  • My mind told me I was limited to what I’ve seen and what I’ve heard over the years but Mr. Know-It-All negated this by showing me that I can do all things in Him.
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With time, I put my guards down and allowed Mr. Know-It-All to take control. He began downloading stuff into my spirit: answers to past predicaments, guidance for present plans and even secrets to future victories. My mind was still in the picture, but compared to His knowledge, I literally felt like a drop of water in the ocean.
And that is how AnneObure lost her mind; in the safest place one could ever imagine.
On A Lighter Note: Sometimes my mind tries to swim downstream when Mr. Know-It-All says upstream and thoroughly drowns in the process. Thank God for His mercies. He envelopes me with His Love and sets me back on course.
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