Mwen te gen chans patisipe nan yon gwo match kote te gen (Baltimore VS Tempête) ki tap jwe nan Vil Saint-Marc (Parc levelt), anpil moun te fè deplasman pou vin swiv; Timoun tankou granmoun, yo tap amize yo nan sa ke yo renmen. Anpil lapli te vin ap tonbe nan dezyèm mitan match la. Mwen te sezi paske moun yo te rete la, yo t’ap motive jwè yo, yo t’ap chofe, ou te mèt nan yon distans ki trè lwen ak tèren an ou tap tande moun yo kap chofe e ou patap pa anvi vini tou. Yo pat pè anyen paske yo te la pou yon bagay ke yo renmen anpil…
Se konsa mwen ta renmen wè pèp sa devwe pou BonDye, pou yap chofe paske yo renmen BonDye e pou lòt moun ki deyò a tande pou yo gen anvi vini goute, pou yo kwè ke BonDye se li ki chanpyon nou nan nenpòt sa nap fè. Mwen ta renmen wè se BonDye nou kite kap klrere tèren lavi nou menm jan nou fè gwo limyè sa yo ki sou tèren an konfyans poun ka konnen kote nou prale fè gòl oubyen kote nap met pye nou lè nap mache…
There’s this man named Thales who works in maintenance on our campus 8-5 every week day. He rakes leaves and such and takes them to the burn pile, same thing every time. He is also a pastor on the weekends.
Now I don’t know about you, but for me this work seems to be oh so tiresome and unfulfilling, however I have never once seen 60-70 year old Pastor Thales (he actually doesn’t even know how old he is) without a smile on his face. He is always so merry and delighted to say hi if you greet him in passing. He also has a really long stick made out of a piece of rebar and a tree branch for which to pluck coconuts with.
I haven’t ever really had a back and forth conversation with this man, but in just the way he carries himself with his wheelbarrow clutched tightly in his old, sturdy hands, I know He has such a special relationship with the Lord.
For me Thales is someone I aspire to be like. I wish to unlock the intimacy and contentment he has found with his life. I’m learning more and more that all of this excess we have in the states can be more of an inhibitor in finding true joy, than the accelerant that we think it to be.
“If you wish to be complete, go and sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me." - Matthew 19:21
Nan tan pase mwen te toujou gen pwoblem ansanm avek enkyetid mwen, m te konn toujou ap enkyetem pou sa mwen bezwen e jodi a mwen vle patage yon ti temwanaj avek ou
Mwen sonje le mwen t’ap grandi, mwen te toujou ap enkyete’m pou Bagay mwen bezwen ,pou rad map mete, mwen pat janm rekonesan ak sa’m genyen, mwen te toujou vle konparem ak lot moun, mwen te konn toujou ap fe foli pou sa mwen pa genyen, kek fwa si mwen pa gen yon bel rad mwen patap al legliz pou sa, pou mwen menm, m te toujou panse rad map met sou mwen te pi enpotan ke vi mwen.
Pandan mwen vini nan staff , epi youn nan leader yo dim : ‘‘Mica eske ou ka ale jete fatra yo avek mwen anba Gwomon?’’ (se yon plas moun jete fatra) Epi mwen te di li wi, le nou rive, mwen we te gen anpil moun ki tap kouri janbe lari a vini epi’m te etone, m pat ka konpran sa, le nou raze machinn nan, moun yo te vole monte machinn nan ak tout fatra yo ladan’l, epi m di : ‘‘tale sa kap pase konsa! ’’
Se apre leader mwen an tap dim rezon kife yo te vole antre nan machinn nan ak tou fatra yo landan’l se paske yap cheche bagay kibon nan fatra yo,epi ou ka we fason moun yo ap goumen pou sa yo jwen nan fatra epi pou ta we fason yo te kontan malgre fatra yo te santi . konsa touswit dlo tap koule nan zyem sa vinn fem songe sam tap bay tet mwen pwoblem pou li a pat vreman enpotan ke sa ,mwen te gen tout sam bezwen
men mwen te twouve sa pat ase pou mwen e mwen pat kontante m ak sa m te genyen men gade moun yo, le yo te jwen yon bagay nan fatra yo renmen yo te kontan ou ka we lajwa nan ke yo. Pou mwen m pat bay tet mwen opotinite pou te souri epi kontantem ak sam genyen sa vinn fem santi, mwen te rich mwen pat janm konpran sa epi sak te pi touchem se le ke fatra yo te vreman santi men sa pat anpeche yo te cheche sa yo te bezwen. Menm moman m te vinn konpran ke Bondye te vlem we sa, li te vle m fe eksperyan ak sa nan moman
Yon fraz ki te moute nan pansem nan menm moman ki se
“ fatray w se trezo pou yon lot moun’
Sam gen pou diw, toujou rekonesan ak saw genyen paske chak Bagay gen yon tan jis ret tann tan sa Mesi
“But seek first the kingdom
of God and his righteousness,
and all these things will be
added to you.”
Recently I have been reading about David in 1 & 2 Samuel. There is a key theme from these two books that has really been jumping out at me. That is, how often David stopped before acting and inquired of the Lord. Here are some of the verses that we can see David seek out God.
Now, I do not in any way bring this up to brag, but rather to act as a reminder that it is okay to pray all the time and about all the things (I am also learning and reminding myself this as I write), even if people think it is not needed, pray all the time! Yes, I myself so deeply want to be that person that prays about every little thing! Many people have commented on this and some have been really bothered or annoyed by my yearning to pray over things that to them, seem silly. Sadly in the past, I have let their opinions stop my praying about everything for a season, which was 100% not okay, sorry God!! However throughout the past years this has been something that God has really taught me and is continuing to emphasize in my life. Now even, all the more, I can see the importance of inquiring of the Lord first in all things.
As we can see from the scriptures above David was such a good example of running to the Lord for his wisdom. Through his consistent and genuine pursuit of God’s will, God in turn provided answers. I love what happened in 1 Samuel 23 1-5, where David inquired of the Lord on whether or not to attack the Philistines and, The Lord told him to go and fight. However, when David told his men, they were afraid and questioned this decision. So what did David do? He went again and sought out God’s opinion, to which the Lord again answered and told him what he said before, to go and attack the Philistines. Now, this is a total guess, but I bet, if David had decided not to make the inquiries of the Lord that he did, he would have gone with a more logical answer, which probably would have been the opposite of a leap of faith in staying down and choosing not to fight. However, David heeded the call. He put The Kingdom first, asked God what to do, got a crazy answer and crazy results. I don't know where I got this from, it was one of those things you see and screenshot because it's pretty great. But, I want to share it anyhow
Praise God for David's heart to seek the Lord first because we get to witness in verse 5 the benefit of inquiring of God and obeying what He says.
“And David and his men went to Keilah and fought with the Philistines and brought away their livestock and struck them with a great blow. So David saved the inhabitants of Keilah.” 1 Samuel 23:5
I recently asked God for something that may seem too small for some and to others is an integral part of life, but the other week I may have prayed for cheese. Yes, you heard me right, cheese! And boom God provided. Why? Because God cares about the minuscule things as well and that cheese was needed for something bigger.
“One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much.” Luke 16:10
So, chase after God in everything and through everything! Yes, you have logic and should use it, but you also have The God almighty, He who wants you to seek the kingdom first in everything. Do not be worried about people who become annoyed about your wanting to pray about all the things. I think that God prefers that you lift it all up.