What a Year It’s Been!

 

31st January. Not only is it the end January, it’s is also the day I mark the end of another ‘My Year’. It should to me be like what 31st December is all around, bidding bye to the Year that has been and ushering in the New Year, yeah that’s what it is. As my year comes to an end, I get into a reflective mood into what has been in the past year of my life. These reflections rouse mixed feelings within hence I’m neither overly excited nor saddened. I let recollections of taking stock of what has been just take their course in taking me back into days and things past.

My Year was nothing close to easy. It has been a year which so far in my life I would rate as the most challenging and most difficult. All through the year, it is like life decided to throw at me all the bitter and sour most lemons plus limes from the all the trees in the world, and all other bitter things it would afford. As a result, I know what utter sadness, pain, hurt, loss, wretchedness, unending tears flow, are. If before this year that has been I thought I knew what stress and depression are, I was so wrong because the reality of it was brought about within the past year. Sometimes, I was brought to a point of such distress and sorrow, downrightly on the edge, waking up to face another day felt unbearable.

Amazingly, I’m still around and strong, with the honors of seeing another year of my life come to an end and another start. What to attribute to it but to He who gives life and He who sustains? Through all the tribulations I have been through, I can surely attest to God’s presence, even at the point when I got to ask like David, “My God, why have you forsaken me?’. I rehearsed the words of Jeremiah 29:11 ‘For I know the plans I have for you, plans of welfare and not of evil, plans to give you a hope and a future’. Talking this words to myself with all the situations surrounding, I have been like ‘really?’ , ‘Why all these then?’ ‘Do I have to go through it all?’ Seemingly endless questions have flowed in my mind, but some how, a calmness comes and covers it all, like an assurance all will be well.

God is good to have seen me through the year that has been. My trust is in Him who holds my life in His hands. During what seemed like the darkest of times, He has been my strong hold and continues to be. I strongly believe in the words of Romans 8:28 ‘All things work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose’. As by His grace I have endured it all, I want to believe all the suffering and pain will turn to my good by and by. It’s all by His grace and mercies that I am here and doing this, living to tell where I’m coming from.

I will give thanks to God for He is good, and His mercies endure forever, I will yet praise and worship Him, He is all I got. His love for me has kept me going. Whatever the circumstances, I can still smile since I am always assured of His love for and He will see me through the darkest of times all to His glory. The joy of the Lord will always be my strength.

 

Cheers!! To another year ended!

©Felicity

He Forms, Reforms and Transforms…

 

God forms, but, Satan deforms,
For His love for us,
God transforms us,
Through His reformation
From Satan’s deformation,

Caught up in Satan’s deformation?
Allow God‘s reformation,
He’s willing to transform,
Hence bringing restoration,
To His formation,
From all forms of Satan’s deformation,

He is God,
Who Forms, Reforms and Transforms,
All for His Glorification!

© Felicity ‘@FlicShis

Dreams…

 

Dreams, Dreams, Dreams,
Clear or vague,
Sweet or sad,
Reassuring or scary,
In all forms occur

In dreams,
One finds solace,
Frustrations are vented out,
Wrongs are made right,
Solutions to problems found,
Sweet memories are relived,
Sad ones pacified,
Hurts and pains made bearable,
Foreign lands,Lands unknown,
Are visited,
In a different light,
Are surroundings seen
Revelations unfold,
Ideas are born,
No limitations on possibilities,
Impossibilities are unheard of,
Desires, wishes are fulfilled

Long live dreams.

© Felicity ‘@FlicShis

You have been Given; Give

 

I belong to a giver,
The giver of everything,
All that I have,
I have been given,
By the utmost giver,
He who gives life,
And all that goes with it,
Out of His love for mankind,
He gave the Best and Biggest gift,
Ever given…

As He to whom I belong,
I choose to be a giver,
It’s within my heart to give,
My giver inspires me to give,
Give of what He’s given me
Since I have been given,
I won’t refuse to give

I will give,
Of resources given to me,
Of my time,talents and treasures,
Of all that is within my capability to give,

I will not only give,
But will give generously and cheerfully,

I will give,
Expecting nothing in return,
From those to whom I give,
I believe my giver,
Will sort me out,
Giving me more to give

Giving is divine,
Giving is pleasing,
Giving is receiving

Give and it will come back to you,
So says the good book, the Holy Bible

Give, give,
Give all the more…

© Felicity ‘@FlicShis

A Godly Woman’s Declarations

I got mail from a friend, and thought of it worth sharing here. That’s to say, this is not my original work, though I take these as my declarations of my faith walk so should you if you are  woman reading this….

“…No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.” 1st Corinthians 2:9

We are just about to start the women’s month, what kind of a woman would you like to be ?

* Like Deborah, I will serve the Lord in power and speak His word without fear.

* Like Esther, I will intercede for God’s people before the throne.

* Like Abigail, I will humble myself to wash the feet of the servants of the Lord.

* Like Hannah, I will dedicate my children to the Lord.

* Like Priscilla, I will explain the way of God more perfectly to those who are seeking.

* Like the Shunamite widow, I will trust God in the day of adversity.

* Like Lydia , I will be a worshiper of God and open my home to His ministers.

* Like Tabitha (Dorcas), I will always do well and help the poor.

* Like Joanna, I will use my wealth to support the ministry of Jesus.

* Like Mary, I will say be it unto me according to thy word.

Be blessed

Reverberations…

 

It’s all in my mind,
So clear yet, from a distance,
Your voice’ reverberations,
With attractive intonations,
In delightful, endless conversations

I hang on to every word,
As those joyous exchanges,
Freely make their waves,
Flooding me with memories,
Of precious, treasured moments

It makes me so sad
Reliving those instances,
I may be all smiles,
But, sad smiles,
They are just memories…

© Felicity ‘@FlicShis

On the Edge…

 

I don’t know what to think,
I don’t know what to do,
I don’t know how to react,
How to handle this,
I have no clue,
I may choose the avoidance option,
Though I well know,
As sure as the sky is blue,
That’s just courting trouble,
At some point,
Got to face it,
Head on,
I don’t wanna lose my cool,
I don’t wanna break down,
Though I may as well do,

I feel like a bundle,
Of emotional turmoils,
I’m on the edge…

© Felicity ‘@FlicShis

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