POEMS

Grace

image

I feel surrounded
By a force greater than I
Sometimes it whispers in my ear
And tells me fantastic things I Am
It takes away my deepest fear
And floods my being with passion true
It unites me with my better me

I once asked; ‘who are you, really?’

It said ‘I am Grace, I am Spirit’
Sent to All who try so hard
To reach beyond their present selves
To fulfil the universe’s Aim

image

I Am Connection to the Divine
I am enablement beyond your reach
I extend your grasp towards the skies
So what seems impossible to some
Is freely available to you
In Spirit, in Inspiration

image

I Grace you with that which I am
I am everything you deeply need
Nothing is impossible
For those who believe
To those who reach out and yearn
To them I am, that, I Am

I am Grace beyond your failures
I am inspiration that inspires
I am energy all around you
To bring you to the good you seek
I am thought, word, idea, desire
I am passion, decision, fortitude
I am wisdom beyond your years

image

I am not hidden, but only seekers find
If you believe I am there, I am
I will sing your inner song to you
I distribute the universe’s gift
I am Grace, unmerited favour
To all who seek, I say I am

Advertisements
SMART TALK

Inspirational Snippet #19 – Keeping Hope Alive

As uploaded daily to www.facebook.com/Selasiebulmuo. To receive daily updates please 'like' the Page
As uploaded daily to http://www.facebook.com/Selasiebulmuo. To receive daily updates please ‘like’ the Page

Hope is the invisible fertile soil which makes the seeds of long held dreams grow no matter the drought and famine conditions that exist. Without hope, the most luscious green fields cannot keep a budding tree alive. It will shrivel and die from the inside out. Life is like a tree. Hope for its future keeps it going. Hope makes the soul tenacious, enduring the impossible and staying alive and growing nevertheless. Hope will make a tree grow out of a rock. Anything is possible if we learn to hold on and not give up. Miracles happen. Somehow we do come through if we learn to keep hope alive.

 

ENOUGH SAID!!! - Articles by Selasie Bulmuo

True Love Gives and gives and gives and gives and………….

What is love

If not given

What is a gift

If not received

The heart that gives

Has its own needs

But while it gives

It is filled to the full

To be all poured out

Into another’s emptiness

Is the way to receive

From an infinite source

Treasures more real

Than can be touched

Healing to one’s soul

Joy to the heart

And peace of mind too

A higher living

Beyond one’s own needs

For sustenance and Love

Becoming a wellspring

Of providencial aid

True love does not

Seal off its vault

For fear of loss

Of the little it has

True love lets in

Pure heavenly light

It’s own emptiness filling up

With a new zest for life itself

And that is the way

To live fulfilled

Fearlessly truimphant

Over what tomorrow holds.

ENOUGH SAID!!! - Articles by Selasie Bulmuo, SMART TALK

Jigsaw Puzzle – That’s Life.

Anything or anybody you do not allow to evolve and stand independently of you, you cannot depend or rely on to help you or complete you in your time of need or crisis.

Therefore everyone needs to allow themselves to be made whole and complete so that we each, can fully fit and meet the demands made on us by others.

Without rebelling,  we each must learn to challenge wisely, question advisedly anybody or any process that makes us less than we are capable of being by ourselves because it is the same person or process which will find us wanting or inadequate when it places a demand on us and we come up short. It will compare us to others who have taken the time  to be all they uniquely have the capacity to be. This ensures that, while our negative character traits and habits will have a chance to be corrected, we will not go to the other extreme of becoming a very poor copy of God’s original image for us.

If God didn’t want you to have an independent thought or thinking process, he will not have given you an independent brain or mind. If he has even gone beyond that and renewed your mind, then use it and use it well. Get rid of the slave mentality, the thinking that suggests to you that you are not capable of making a valid contribution in your own right but must perpetually second guess yourself and discredit the validity of your own thinking, your drive, your passion, your giftings, for the sake of peace or for the sake of ‘the greater good’.

We all need one another but we first need one another complete and free to be who we have been made to be. We are each a complete piece of a giant jigsaw puzzle. When we each refuse to allow the edges of the piece of that puzzle that we are to be broken or twisted or cutoff, we will eventually find where we each fit and  we will fit beautifully.

If you have ever put a puzzle together, you will find that there is usually one or more pieces that will just not fit anywhere. You shove it in and bounces right out. This can be very frustrating. No one is an Island. Everyone needs someone to help them, free them, allow them to find their place. Those God has put in our lives to do so have to be careful to not ‘force – fix’ us out of frustration or impatience or misunderstanding of our structure or make up. We must remain complete.

If you don’t allow a puzzle piece to be complete, you will end up squashing it in somewhere to make it fit, thereby destroying the piece and beauty of the whole puzzle. Don’t disfigure anyone or even yourself to make you fit. Better to move along and find your place and be rooted and established there.

As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving. Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power: (Colossians 2:6-10 KJV)

Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. (Hebrews 13:20, 21 KJV).

Enough Said !!

ENOUGH SAID!!! - Articles by Selasie Bulmuo

Authentic Dreams Don’t Die.

 

 

The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre. (John 20:1 KJV)

Lots of people are not particularly enthused about Mondays because it is the first day of the working week. Even if you love your job the fact that your weekend is over can sometimes be quite depressing but only if the weekend was a good one.

Some of us are busier at weekends than during the weekdays. After a very eventful weekend, the last thing I want to do is wake up early on a Monday morning. And even if I have to, the last place I will want to go to is to the cemetery or the grave where my dream is buried. Not only is it a creepy place to go to, I will not want to be reminded about where my loved one, my dream and what I thought was my future is buried. I mean what is the use of that? I will rather forget about it.

So after a gruelling weekend of seeing her Lord and master being tortured and killed, after being witness to his decimation, and hearing the previously adoring crowd shouting, ‘crucify him!’, after seeing his body being thorn and bruised beyond recognition, after seeing the miracle worker, great teacher, sent from above subjected to a common criminal’s death, an embarrassing one at that, witnessed by many and mocked by many: if I were Mary Magdalene, I will not be seen anywhere near his grave especially not on the first day of a new week.

So what made her go there? What made her go to the place where dead things are? It was a reluctance to let go. A faithfulness and loyalty that disappointment and disillusionment could not curtail. A refusal to give in to the final verdict. She will rather wake up early to sit by her dead dream than to live without one because she knew that this dream was different. It was not meant to die. If it did then there must be more to the story than what she had witnessed.

Sometimes, we do not wait to see the real ending of what seems dead to us. If you truly handled it and are a witness to its efficacy, and it’s authenticity then you will not give up on it even when it appears dead.

If you are true to yourself, you will know when something in your life is above-board, is beyond ordinary and needs holding onto no matter the decimation it has been subjected to.

I am yet to see anyone throw away a £50 note because it is dirty or crumbled or wet or even torn. You will wake up early, go back to the rubbish bin where it was dumped. You will retrieve it and clean it up, repair it and use it. Because you know beyond all doubts what it’s value is.

This Jesus, this faith, this Christian life is worth going back to the graveside for. It is worth retrieving. Yes people have brought reproach to the name of Christ. People have done horrible things in the name of religion, but this one, this Jesus, this Christianity, we have tasted of it, we have handled it and it is different. It is no ordinary faith. It is authentic. It is valuable and it’s worth standing in each dead place were it has been defamed and buried and holding on to it until the end.

So that bishop has even found to be gay. That church has mis-appropriated your money. That mighty man or woman of God got divorced. If your faith has been affected, I want to tell you that seemingly dead or alive, Jesus is worth holding on to.

You know how the story went for Mary Magdalene. She was the first to see the resurrected Lord. She was the first to see the ‘authentic’ rise again. Because she was forgiven much, she loved much. Because she truly experienced it, nothing, not even obvious death on a cursed cross, could shut it down inside her.

Where are the Mary Magdalenes of our time? Come on. Let’s us prove to the world once again that:

‘That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;) That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ. And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full’. (1 John 1:1-4 KJV).

Jesus said: ‘And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them? I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?’ (Luke 18:7, 8 KJV)

We shall be like Job. We will hold fast our faith and even when all is thrashed around us, we will say ‘For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth’: (Job 19:25 KJV).

My friend, don’t give up. Wake up! Stand by your dream! Till it is resurrected.

‘Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this? (John 11:25, 26 KJV)

Your vision, your dream shall Iive again.

‘But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you’. (Romans 8:11 KJV).

Enough Said!!!

SONGS - LYRICS

You Are Everything – Song / Lyrics by Selasie Bulmuo

Jesus 3x

You are everything to me

My dearest friend

My Lord, My World

The king of my heart

 

1.

You came into my life

And made me whole again

You took my sin and shame

And filled this soul with joy

 

2.

You gave your life for me

Your love amazes me

Forever, my heart will sing

Of love that set me free.

 

3.

My night is turned to day

You filled my life with peace

Your light dispels all darkness

And now my path is clear

 

4.

All doubts and fears are gone

My Spirit is running free

That’s how I know you’re real

Because my life is changed

 

Bridge

 

Jesus you are the reason

The reason I sing

The reason I dance

The reason I shout.

 

Note: These songs / lyrics are copyrighted to Selasie Bulmuo 2012. For Lyrics for your new album please ask how to make enquiries in the comments box below.

ENOUGH SAID!!! - Articles by Selasie Bulmuo

Eating In or Out?

 

 

Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. (Revelation 3:20 KJV).

I recently had the experience of hearing a loud banging on my front door at home. I was quite annoyed by the noise and said to myself that it better be something important or I will be quite upset with the person. As you may have already guessed, it wasn’t. It was a heavily built man on his rounds checking to see if I needed my old washing machine disposed of. I calmly said no and he left.

I can imagine that the scenario would have been different if perhaps he was someone I knew or had heard of or even someone familiar and important to me. I will have been very happy to see him and will have invited him in. If it was an emergency, I can imagine that the man will have continued to bang on the door until I let him in no matter how much I tried to ignore. Although not an emergency in this case, his banging on the door was annoying enough to get me to answer it quickly.

My point is you and I are not likely to let a stranger in to our house, possibly not even in an emergency. A stranger will not expect to be invited in either. They will state their mission at the door and will depart without coming in. So when I read a bible verse that tells me that Jesus is standing at the door of my life and is knocking and wants to come in, I immediately acknowledge that he must consider himself not a stranger to me.

You see the bible says that he knows you and I even before we were formed in our mother’s wombs. ‘Thus saith the Lord, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the Lord that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself'(Isaiah 44:24 KJV). ‘Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations’. (Jeremiah 1:5 KJV).

You see, he knows you better than anyone else and is well acquainted with your most private thoughts, your heart desires, your heart cries, your fears and worries etc. He also knows your purpose, your potentials and what he made you to be. That is why he never lets up. He persistently continues to knock at your door so he can rekindle a relationship with you. I hope you listen and hear his voice.

People usually associate this verse with unbelievers who need to be born again and rightly so, but there are Christians whose relationship with Jesus has lost its fervour. You know him and he knows you but he is shut out from the various important areas of your life, only remembered in times of crisis or on special days like Easter and Christmas. You occasionally open the door in response to his knock but refuse to let him come in. You will like to sup with him, just not in your house. You exhibit him as your Lord to everyone but you refuse to hand over the real issues of your life to him. Everyone knows you as a Christian, you talk the talk but refuse to walk the walk with him.

He is standing at the door of your life and is still knocking. He is no stranger. He loves you and wants a reconciliation with you. He says if you hear his voice (recognise him) and you let him in, he will sup ( dine ) with you and you with him.

Eating is the activity of choice for those who aim to bond or get to know each other better. When you eat with someone you are opening up to them in a personal way. It is difficult to eat with your enemy, you may choke on your food and he / she will not assist you. You take intimacy and familiarity to another level when you eat with someone especially when you do so in the intimacy of your home. You end up discussing all sorts and being very open and relaxed with each other. It signifies that you are confident about the credentials of the person and that this is not likely to be the first or the last meal together, that you are considering that person as part of your life and future.

Jesus wants to take your relationship with him to another level. Will you listen for his knock and will you answer the door and let him in. Will you let him dine with you? He promises that he will return the honour and let you in too so you can dine with him. Do you know what that means? It means he will give you free access to all that he is and has? What a privilege.

‘While it is said, Today if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation’. (Hebrews 3:15 KJV).

Enough said!!!!