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Themba And The Two Bartender

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There lived a guy named Themba, he was tall and handsome with a nice trimmed cut with burned sides. He lived in the city of Gauteng Johannesburg, Themba at that point was going through a rough path in his life. His wife left and divorced him. Themba would go far deep into the City of Johannesburg to a bar named The Cocktail Lounge. It was the best bar in the city with star recommendations. It had the best music that echoed as it hit the walls, there were beautiful ladies serving on a trey that would take his mind off his sorrows. At what Themba loved most about it was the bartender, he would make drinks that would set him free from worry, stress, anxiety and the pain he felt.

There was another bar that was just around the corner in which Themba would pass every time he would make his way to The Cocktail Lounge. This bar was not the most glamorous bar in the block and there was a rumour that they only served some kind of water there. The bar was called Hill Tops. It only had a few people, most of the costumers left to go to the fancier bar that most people would say was a paradise.

Themba developed a curiosity about the bar, but he was happy at The Cocktail Lounge. Even though he was hurting the rest of the day except for the time he was at this Cocktail Lounge for the two hours of paradise. Whilst at the bar Themba would do what he always enjoyed doing which was talking to the bartender, he became something like Themba’s priest, while he was indulging himself in drinking. The bartenders name was Seth Damion. Oh he had a clever tongue whatever words he said, would sound like the truth. He knew how to make people feel good about themselves. He would give his customers advice that seemed to be the cure for all their life’s problem, but was actually a match that would light a spark to them.

One fateful day, as Themba was walking down the road to the place he rest his mind. To lay in sins bed for the next hour. He felt the other bar calling him, this time it was not like the other time, it was like he heard a quite whisper in his ear saying ‘come’. Themba decided that maybe it’s time for a change of scenery for a while, so he made his way to Hill Tops. The place was like nothing he imagined, it seemed to be a regular bar on the outside. So Themba took a sit at the bar. At this point Themba started a conversation with the bartender as it was his routine of doing at this point, Themba read the name Jes on the bartenders name tag. The bartender tried to correct him but was shut down, Themba just wanted to get his worries off his chest with a drink of Hunters Dry or something strong like Vodka.

Themba asked for a drink Hunters to get his night started, the bartender said ‘sorry we don’t serve that here’. Themba then asked for a drink of Gin iced, the bartender also did not serve that too. The bar men then told him the only drink they served at this bar was water. Themba chuckled and said ‘really the rumours are true’ with a look of disbelieve on his face, he asked himself what kind of bar is this that does not serve alcohol, he then finally said with a higher pitch what do you serve then’, he was frustrated at this point and needed a drink to soak all his sorrows and worries. Jes told him that they only sold water not just any water, a special type of water that could only be found here witch was actually shipped from a foreign country.

Themba took the drink and had a sip of it, its texture was like water, but the taste was not like everyday water, it had a sweet taste to it and it had a small punch to it. It was unlike anything he ever had. Themba started talking to the bar man and said things he never had said to others and during this time he realised things that he was at fault for and finally took responsibility for it, Jes was there as a ear to listen and guide him. As Themba continued talking he drank more and more water. And he realised the more he drank the happier he would become. He asked the bar man what kind of water was this and the bar man answered, ‘Its living water’. He then further went on to say ‘My name is not Jes, but Jesus the uniform is getting old and I need to get that fixed, are you enjoying your drink.’

Themba was shocked and amazed he knew that there was something different to this bartender, he knew this was true deep inside his soul. His mind was blown wide open, he asked Jesus what is the reason for this encounter and he said ‘I am here for you, I am here so that you can have life, and have it to the fullest. I love you and want to set you free from the hole you are in, I’ve been called from the start and today you heard me. Take my living water and let me in so I can help you’. Themba was happy to surrender his life to the bartender, he knew there is nothing that can go wrong with him by his side.

From that day Themba was happier in life, and full of joy. He stopped drinking and changed his life for the better. Hill Tops bar mysteriously disappeared after that day. Themba thought maybe he was drunk that day and he was seeing things, but that day illusion or not his life was changed forever. Themba felt like he was reborn, a new person. He searched for the place where he could get some of that drink of water he had had in the bar, He found a church although the water did not come in the same shape, he still knew and felt, a gentle touch of that bartenders presence in the church. He finally was set let free from the prison he was in and brought in to the light, a better life of purpose and never ending joy like a fairy tale with a Happily Ever After.

 

The End.

 

Kindness S

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we all have seasons where we face had times and we tend to down in emotions of anger, regret, loneliness. At this time we would make bad decision in attempt to comfort ourselves. Like drinking or any substance and there are those who would even scar themselves. Well i’m here to tell you today that its not over. You don’t have to go through the worst on your own, you may think nobody person understand you, but there is one who knows you inside out, he wants to be with you in this times, where you are pushing everyone away. He want to listen to all the things you want to say. He has not come t o condemn you (John 3:17), but to give you  life and life in abundance (John 10:10). He want you to come lay your burdens on him, so he can give rest to your soul and remove all the weight that on your chest (Matt 11:27-28). Don’t give up God got you, just call on him and he will be there.

John 3:17 (condemnation)

17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.

John 10:10 (abundant life)

10 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.

Matthew 11:28-29 ( Rest & peace of mind)

 28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am[f]gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”

#poetry · Christ · poem · Uncategorized

Why write?

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When pen meets paper

And the Ink splashes onto the paper.

My mind becomes clear as water.

As emotions flow like a river.

 

My heart utters its truth in words.

My lips can bear to speak.

It paints and inks a masterpiece.

Of the hearts true beauty captured in words.

 

My blood boils without my pen and paper

My soul is weighed down.

My heart weakened by life’s blows.

Inner thoughts are filter by words.

 

As I write, my broken heart heals.

Pieces put back together.

My mind is at peace.

My body relaxes.

All is well in my Being.

 

And sometimes I write.

To speak truth.

To encourage and inspire.

To change and alter life.

To show my unseen love for you.

 

Kindness S

 

 

 

#love · #poetry · Christ · encourage · faith · poem · Uncategorized

Called for the World #globalcitizen

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Love God, Love people

Love people, love the world.

 

Love is accompanied by change

Any value + love = change.

(X+ love= change)

Love is essential.

Love is key

Love People = changing hearts & minds.

 

Love a person change a life

Love a people change a nation

Love a nation change the world

 

A planet in tears for change…

From the poor

From the sick

From the orphans

From the cries of the abused.

 

Loving GOD + Loving People & the World = To Changed societies and nations.

 

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Did you know each time you feed the poor you are feeding Jesus, or give cloths you give to Him. Even when you visit someone in prison. In Matthew 10:40-45. You don’t have to go far to make a difference where you are is just fine. Start something that will benefit others. The best live lived is one that is in service of others.

 

Matthew 25:34-40

“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ 37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ 40 And the King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you id for one of the least of these brothers of Mine, you did for Me.’

 

http://www.globalcitizen.org

An simple email or tweet can make a difference

Christ · food · God · life style · poem · self care · self-esteem · Uncategorized

My favourite food

Food, Food, Food.

Food is so delicious.

My mouth becomes watery.

I drool at the sight of food.

 

I know all kinds of food.

Food that taste good

Food that taste amazing

And the food that taste terrible.

 

Oh Food, Food, Food.

It comes in all shapes and sizes.

It lifts you up when you’re down.

It comforts you when you’re alone.

But we have so much to choose from.

 

Do I go with chocolate or ice- cream?

Steak or ribs?

Chicken or beef stew?

Vegetables or fruits?

Pap or rice?

 

We all have favourites.

Favourite this!

A favourite that!

A favourite person!

 

Favouritism is all and well.

Except people favour.

Favour discriminates people.

Favour shows prejudice.

 

 

Having favourites made me a judge.

People put on the stand.

Choice put in my hands

Who I like and who I don’t.

My choice has consequences.

Whom shall I choose?

The answer is neither!

 

 

Kindness S

 

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This was inspired by the book of James in the 2nd chapter, where Paul speaks of favouritism. He says that we as Christians should not show favouritism to anyone be it the rich or the poor. A comparison of this would be between, high politician and an everyday working class person. To bring it down to our levels in today’s world, we all have our favourite people. And we would say “this or that person is my favourite person” to others. I know I have. I’m guilty as charged. And it’s okay to have close friends or even best friends but we should be objective when it comes to making decisions. Even if it means choosing between the side of your best friend and someone you barely know. Favouritism in the church of Christ can cause division. Many people have been hurt in their families by the statements that parents make when they say “this is my favourite child” in a family which has more than one child. We don’t want that. Let’s leave the Judge which is Christ to judge not us, because we are definitely not qualified.

 

James 2:1-13

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friendship · poem · relationship

Words are never enough

My word’s can’t seem to express the depth of my heart I feel for you.My voice is unable to utter the frequency at which you can tune into the affection  & love that I have feel for you. My wish is that one day, you could see the reflection of my heart beat in my eyes. That when you hear me speak, you can feel the love in the tone of my voice. Every time I say in the simplest & plainest words “I love & care for you”

Kindness S

 

 

This is dedicated to my dearest friend who brings joy to my life. I am thankful to have known and met you. And that I have come to care for you in this past year as family. I wish you happy birthday and I hope you enjoy your day to the fulled and May the God Lord bless you.

Boladi ❤💖

#purpose · average · Christ · faith · life · poem · self-esteem

Average

I’m not the most poetic

Nor am I the best singer.

Not always the smartest.

I am always seen but never chosen.

The words that I speak fade.

 

Average I was Born

Average I was called

And Average I was expected

To become.

 

Life revealed my faults.

The things I was never great at.

The awards that I never got.

The dreams I let go.

 

That the way life in this world works,

So I thought !

 

The truth is.

Excellence I was born too.

Excellence I was called too.

And that which I was called too, I became.

 

 

Kindness S

 

Inspired by Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future

 

Christ · faith · God · life · poem · success

Exam

What is the thing everyone in his or her life has to go through?

There is no escaping it. Its aid to test your capacity as a person.

It strengthens your mind, body and soul, so I have been told.

 

This little thing is called Exams. Imagine you’re in a hall there before

Your eyes is a chair, a pen & paper on the table waiting for you,

As you sit down there is no turning back.

 

Reality then kicks in, that one piece of paper

Set before your eyes can make or break you.

At the first glance of the paper you realise,

I can’t do this on my own, so you resort to what many

Often do when our backs are against the wall and that is

Turn to God.

 

In that moment when it is just you, the paper and God

We tend to make a request “if only God you could do this for

Me I would do that for you” And some of us get that Yes.

But many of us get the Big NO, “the one who did not study”

 

As I flip through the pages of my life I have seen many times,

Exams have crushed many dreams.

But the One truth that remains about our little friend

Exam, it is a social contract designed to test men’s intellectual

Knowledge acquired for the betterment of all.

 

#Philippians 4:13

Kindness S

#love · Christ · God · poem · relationship · Uncategorized

I am a seed of love

We are seeds of love.
Planted by the gardener.
The words He speaks over me.
Make my roots to go deep and give me strength.

For I am a seed of love.
I am a seed of love

My stem grows up toward the sun.
For it radiates rays of love.
I aspire to be like the Son.
Every day the gardener waters me with faith, hope and love.
So all I can now do is to grow into it.

For I am a seed of love.
For His love is like no other.
No one can love like He can.
For He is the architecture of love.
The architect of who I am.
The start and end of romance.

Kindness S

[#John 15]

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We as people or should I say that I tend to look for love in other people. I often Thought i could get that kind of love from the people around me. But I then relished that it would not be the same only He can give me that kind of love. The more I get to him the more my capability to love grows

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Spirit of revival

Come says the Lord, come and see that I am good.Come and taste from my goodness for I am the everlasting God, in Me there are streams of life, and all those who thirst for my word I will fill. I will revive your dry bones and make them as strong as an ox. This living water will cause you to run and not faint, it is new every day  and It’s abundant in my love. Soak yourself with my life. Abide in Me and I will abide in you, for you are the tree that grows besides the stream of living waters. You are made strong, unbreakable, never moving if you abide in me. Dig your roots deep in core of who I am for I am the source of life.

 

Kindness  S                                                                                                Isaiah 40/Matthew 11:29