Saturday, 8 August 2015

“LET IT FLOW”





“LET IT FLOW”




If love was a car it would be the latest model of the Bugatti or Ferrari, built with no flaws or mistakes of any kind. But it can’t drive itself, it needs the expertise of a professional who will harness the power, unlocking the depths of hidden treasures they have to offer, the thrills lurking beneath. This is where a chauffeur who will take it to its next destination comes in and an agreement has to be reached between the car(love) and the chauffeur(humans) to work together.

Often times we want love by all means without opening our heart and soul to it maybe because of the pains we have experienced in our past relationships or the circumstances that lead to the separation of the relationship, it’s been long and we crave to love again but afraid of the past something like déjà vu. Our head says love again our heart says no, we are caught up like a broken down train in the middle of nowhere. Ignore the panic button and learn to love again.

There is always a second chance for everything in life, sometimes love can work out beautifully, sometimes we experience the ugly side of it. If love shows up good let it flow in, if it shows up bad let it flow out don’t fight or sweat it; there’s always that one person somewhere waiting to love you. Like my brother Kevin would say “Don’t swim against the current you will get killed, just swim with the current”.

Love is divine when you seek it genuinely, and when you find that good partner who is ready to chauffeur the love ride to the next level hold on to that partner, tutor him/her in exchange to learning from him/her. The popular saying goes thus “there can never be two captains on a ship”, when it comes to love ship I say there are always two captains onboard and that, my friend makes the Ocean cruise a romantic journey to embark on.

Free your mind and spirit and let the positive energies of love guide and work for you and your lover.
Let love flow.
Let it flow
Just let it flow.

“The only thing better than genuine love is more of it”.
                                                                           …..Pablo Onuoha

Thursday, 25 June 2015

God, My spouse and I. (Part 2)





GOD, MY SPOUSE AND I. (PART 2) 


  
 We live in a world of extremes today. There are so many things that started with good foundations but the builders’ intent does not become accomplished or is overly done. Negativity is the order of the modern day. We shall be delving a bit into the relationship a woman should have with God which then flows into her marital life. God should never be out of an institution. If you haven’t read the previous article, I implore you to do so.

Creation is a theme that I would like us to begin with. God is Creator of all things, throughout Scriptures, He is majorly given the appellation: the Creator of the Heavens and the Earth; all things are subject to Him and He is deserving of all worship. You are first of all responsible to God before your husband and any other person. You constantly fetch from His bottomless well of love so you can bathe your husband and this comes from seeking God first.

Furthermore, you were created as a complement to your husband i.e. help meet (see Genesis 2:20). There are so many qualities that make such union to thrive but the most important is submission. Our understanding of that word today is clouded by the evils of this world we live in. Most of us hate that word. I used to as well for it is contradictory to my pride. However, I discover by the day that a submission that flows from love can never be defeated. The perfect example of submission is that of Christ to the will of the Father; to first come to this sin-sickened world and then die for us.  As Christ prayed at Gethsemane beholding ahead of Him the great task, He was tempted to abandon but He submitted to the will of the Father accepting the cup of God’s wrath. (Matthew 26:36-46, Mark 15:32-42, Luke22:47-53).

                 Ephesians 5:22-24 says:

Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands as unto the LORD; for the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is head of the church and He is the savior of the body. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ so let wives be to their husbands.

On a final note, let us take a look at the relationship between Christ and the Father as spoken about in the Scriptures. Let’s pick just two instances from the statements of Christ. As He prayed in John 17 it says:

That they all may be one as, as thou, Father art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us; that the world may believe that thou hast sent me

Another statement is where He mentions ‘’ I and my Father are one.’’ There is that very strong bond between them that no one can separate; there is the oneness of mind and purpose. That is what your relationship with your husband should be for you have become one flesh.

Jesus never did anything independent of the Father for He was always leaning on the Father. Submission is not weakness but strength. You are highly valued and play a very important role in your marriage. When Adam saw you after you were formed, he exclaimed, “the bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh.’’ One major thing to note after all that has been mentioned here is that the devil is out to destroy every marriage for he knows that it is from the family the world is formed so I exhort you to do everything contrary to what he encourages or tempts you to do. How is that to be done? It is by following strictly the principles of the Bible and asking God to make you willing to be willing to do whatever it takes to follow the right path.

Well, that’s it there! I want to believe that the main point is clear, which is submission and that before your husband comes God. Inspiration makes us to understand that our homes should be little heavens   on the Earth. And … Jesus is coming.

Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. Genesis 2:24


Article written by:         Tobi Asher
Article Contributor:     Onuoha Pablo