Practical Lesson with God: the Lesson.

So, from the story of how I learnt to drive, I practically discovered that a skill or behaviour is learnt by performing it over time. This is how we have all learnt so many behaviours like walking, talking, reading, playing the guitar and any other one you can think of with consistent and diligent practice of the said skill.

The Bible says in John 5:19 that Jesus did all He saw the Father do and He did nothing except He saw the Father do it. So, relating that with the story I just told, it was a habit of Jesus to do everything God did.

Jenn and Brian Johnson’s song Where you go I go is a personal statement probably sung by Jesus, if that were possible, about His decision to do EVERYTHING God did. So, His life on earth was the life God lived in heaven. The Bible shows that he grew up in the spirit (Luke 1:80; Luke 2:40) till God publicly expressed pleasure in Him (Matt 3:17; Matt 17: 5 and 2Pet 1:17). It might amaze you to discover that just as it took me two long weeks to pass the learner’s test,  Jesus’ growing into maturity did not happen as fast as we thought. He grew up into maturity over a period of thirty years! 

This life process (of growth) Jesus went through was also an effort of God to make sure there was a man that walked this earth and for the first thirty years of His life, doing the same thing: He continually did God’s will (John 5:19). And all that was done to get ready for a ministry of three years!

He had learnt to do what God wants, not for a month but a month of years! In pleasing God, Jesus did the same thing till He became the one thing: He became the Father’s will!

I said this to draw attention to the fact that getting the best of God is something given to us when we are willing, ready and diligent. It is a principle God not only put in the scriptures but also in the human body and reasoning as a token. We should be willing to pay attention to the way we stay with Him, be ready to listen to Him and diligently see the way He does His doings. Faith is said to come and come again (Rom 10:17) because He makes sure there is a repetition of actions so that we can observe Him and learn from Him. Once does He speak, twice are we expected to hear (Ps 62:11) because he expects us to stay on with Him. And God honours His Word (Matt 5:18). 

So, because a Man was given to do these things and served as a testimony that it was possible to please God and be in His will, always, to do otherwise or less is in itself a robbery and judgment.  It is also saying that Christ’s work was not enough, which is a lie. So, what is asked of us to do now is to awake and rise up to doing “God” diligently. By so doing, consistently following and obeying Him becomes our mainstay as we steadily look upon Him to bask in the beauty and drink of the sweetness that come from there. 

I will, we will! 

From Me to You: The Father’s Heart. 

Omo mi,

You have set aside today to appreciate Fathers and so I am taking this opportunity to reach and share a few things with you to remind you of some more.

I love you, Son. You should know that but I have always known that I have to keep saying that to you. And I will. Not because I stopped but because you need the reminder. Love is who I am and it’s from this reality that I have you. So, don’t stop basking in this reality.

At your birth, I gave you My Blood, My Name,  My Home and every other thing I have. You don’t have to struggle to have or keep these. They are all yours. I see many of your brothers and sisters asking me earnestly to make them worthy of them but, come on, Child, all these things have been yours (and every child of mine) since I had you and that does not change because I do not change!

You’re on earth, I know. And I also know that sometimes you wonder why I kept you there. Well, I did that on purpose to preserve and protect the earth. You see, I do not want those on earth to live blindly, foolishly and eventually perish. So, you’re there, dear child, to be salt and light. Remember that when you get tempted to come over. When your work is done, you will leave. But for now, just keep up the wonderful work.

Son, as you started to grow up, you went through a few hard times. Especially when I saw that you were approaching maturity. All those experiences were to prepare you for maturity and fatherhood. You see, it’s inevitable for you to be like me. That’s your lot and inheritance. I am prepared to help you get in shape for this responsibility. Just go through it all constantly remembering that I am there with you. Focus on what I am to you and what I am making you into.

You, your brothers and sisters all around are bound by a common denominator -My love. I “shared it within” you by the Spirit in Me which you all inherited. Keep that bond. See everyone as they are: your family. Some of you are ignorant and some have strayed but you all, everyone, are within my heart. The love I have for you all is not different, it’s the same! So, treat everyone accordingly and endeavor to pay all you perpetually owe everyone: Love.

As you move through life, I have provided for your journey. And every need has been supplied. So, don’t worry. Also, take no thought for your life because it is Mine already. Let Me live it through you.

Child, as I said earlier, you should hear this more than once: you are loved!

This is just an abridged letter. My Love Note is with you. Read it.

 

Much love,

I am, your Father.

A Practical Lesson with God-The Story

Do you really understand how the human brain works?

Well, that makes two of us if your answer was either “not really” or “no”.

But, to start with, the human body is controlled by a mass of grey matter called the brain and it is located in the head, I’m sure you know that. The brain is a complex structure and as I implied earlier, I know very little about it. However, as I took a reverie of my knowledge of the human body, what little it was, and I found myself stumbling on the obvious realisation that the human brain really is the world’s most complex “computer”. In fact, to perform any action, impulses are said to be transferred over nerve fibres as electricity is transferred over electric cables in a computer.

What’s more is that for any action to become a  behaviour, the impulses carrying these pieces of information for action must have travelled these nerve fibres severally, say about thirty times. It is like having a delivery van ply the same route, back and forth, more than a few times. The driver of the van would by that time, know the route by heart and even inhabitants would unconsciously expect to hear or see the van daily. This is to say, in English, that a behaviour is learnt when the act is repeated approximately thirty times.

I remember what it took me to learn to drive. I learnt with a manual car and that means I had to steer the wheel, work all three feet pedals, manage the gear and keep my eyes on the road; all at the same time! It was an uphill task especially if I was to start moving the car from a depressed landing up a hill. I would rev the engine, in an attempt to move the car, for what seemed like minutes and the car remained where it was. If it moved, the engine abruptly stopped!

Well, that happened over and over for a couple of days till finally I was able to drive up a hill without stopping severally. How this happened was that gradually, I learnt which of the best gear levels were best suited for my speed, terrain or topography and direction. In two weeks, I had passed the learner’s test!

Those two weeks were not easy ones. They seemed like forever! But because I really wanted to be able to drive, I went through it gladly. After driving around town with my learner’s permit for about thirty days, I could drive really well. I got a most profound validation when I could drive my dad around without his constant corrections and reprimands. It was all I needed to know that driving had become a skill I’d acquired!

I’ll continue this story in my next post. Watch out.