This week, I worshipped at the Roman Catholic Church of Christ the King, Cockfosters, London.
What I wore: I whipped out a wrap around dress, designed by Nkwo using Vlisco (Original Dutch Wax ). I layered underneath with a black turtleneck and tights and trainers for comfort. It is really interesting how different my Sunday style is in England in comparison to my usual Lagos style! Still the depth and uniformity of the message stays the same!
Today’s gospel was themed “Trust”. Those who overcome the world are those who believe Jesus is the son of God. The gospel has been written so you believe and have eternal life. We should go about life trusting implicitly in the Lord and his Son, Jesus.
Acts 4:32-35 New International Version (NIV)
The Believers Share Their Possessions
32 All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had. 33 With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And God’s grace was so powerfully at work in them all 34 that there were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned land or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales 35 and put it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to anyone who had need.
Jesus came into the world to save us and also impart the word to the disciples, who in part shared it to the world. This could not have occurred without trust. Trust and Faith are very intertwined. The only way we can live and exist as true Christians is if we trust in the Lord. Do we trust in Jesus? Do we have faith? Trusting in Jesus allows us to be vulnerable. If we trust Jesus, we should be ready to be vulnerable and give ourselves completely to him.
1 John 5:1-6 New International Version (NIV)
Faith in the Incarnate Son of God
5 Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well. 2 This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands. 3 In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome, 4 for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. 5 Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.
6 This is the one who came by water and blood—Jesus Christ. He did not come by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth.
It was actually quite a simple message but one with a very strong and direct message. The world comes with tribulations, temptations and situations. Trusting and believing in Jesus doesn’t mean we are immune to temptations or tribulations. It just means that we leave it all at his feet and trust that he will guide us in the right direction.That way, we attain peace.Real peace is built on the reliance that there is a God and that we can lean on him. Re-assurance in the midst of trouble.
It is actually quite reassuring I must say. Do I have troubles and some issues bothering me? Oh yes I do. However, I have laid it all at his feet and I know and trust implicitly that he sees all and shall guide and take me in the direction he has planned for me. Same goes for us all.
I shall, trust, obey and be at peace with life and all its beauty as well as its trials! It’s a journey and one we can all attain, if only we dare to believe.
We should also remember to trust in others and also make ourselves worthy to be trusted. Deep and abiding love comes from trust. To love, we have to trust and love is the major foundation of christian living.Trust but also be very vigilant!
Have a blessed week all!
Lots of Love,