CrystalQuest Adventures

…towards equipping the total man!


April 2013


At a friend’s mum’s funeral…

It was twilight at dawn.
The sky tumbled,
the stars bled from the hearts.
Poor old woman!
She went wild in the patter of rain.
Her tumbled heart in convulsive gasps,
as she forces a joke to make amends.
“Once upon a joke” she said amidst tears and sighs.
The rhythm finally subsides as the cock crows.
It was the stars, then the milky way.
Agonizing heads in discordant symphony.
The claustrophobic atmosphere of darkness;
the agony of going over the brink into the limbo of time,
tearing through the flesh of her soul.

Caught in the throb of the drum.
shackled to the blood-stained chasm of oblivion,
she whispered to her lonely self.
“We don’t say goodbye in my city’
Yes! We don’t say goodbye.
And our final epilogue bound by this harsh law,
forever bask in the eloquence of silence.


More of His presence!


The alarming disparity between how we consciously monitor and take care of our physical health and how we neglect or pay less attention to our spiritual health was what got me thinking this morning. I imagined how almost impossible it would be for us to leave home in the morning without taking our bath or brushing our teeth while skipping prayers might just be seen as one of those things. We would probably plan to make up for it later in the day or even carry on our daily activities as if nothing happened. The pressure and demand for our time has become so much that there’s just little or no time to fellowship with God and speak life into our days.

“Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man sows, that shall he also reap”- Galatians 6:7.

We often forget that however we treat our relationship with God has a way of coming back to us. If we draw near to Him, He will draw near to us [James 4:8]. Because of our misguided perception of success, we live in a world that’s so obsessed with material possessions and our endless pursuit of these so called good things of life oftentimes drive us towards incredible choices. We fail to acknowledge God in our pursuits as we rarely have time to seek His go ahead so rather than seek His sorrow-free blessings, we live our day to day lives chasing vanity— possessions that never truly satisfies.

“Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails”- Proverbs 19:21 [NIV].

Spending time in His presence strengthens our spirit man as we’re always in tune with the Mind of God for us. He derives great pleasure in our communion and daily worship. We gain a better understanding of His path for our lives and His constant guidance enables us to live with ease. In His presence, there is fullness of joy and at His right hand are pleasures forevermore [Psalm 16:11]. More of Him, more of peace!

Someone once said “the problem with life is that it is so daily”. I agree! Many of us have great ideas about life, about what it should be like and how we can become successful at it. But for most of us, the struggle lies in daily walking out our convictions, especially when it comes to thinking in such a way that our minds don’t violate our hearts… Kris Vallotton.

When you hear something, you forget it. When you see something, you remember it. But not until you do something will you understand it… Micheal E. Gerber.

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