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Spiritual Intelligence: A Few Good Men

The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this temple; his hands will also complete it. Then you will know that the Lord Almighty has sent me to you.

Isn’t it just lovely when we complete our task or project? There is this sense of accomplishment beyond human comprehension that takes over as we reach the finish line. Difficult to articulate in words, so I lend from Peter’s lexicon – joy unspeakable and full of glory!

Friends it’s great to start, important to finish, and wise that we finish well. As difficult as initiating a start is, some still step-up to the challenge. In fact on the subject of starting The Rabbi’s declared to His audience;

Many are called, but a few are chosen.

But in between starting and finishing there are many casualties. The pain, the mundane, the failures, the disappointments, the weather, the oppositions…, are all strategically arrayed like an obstacle course – all reasonable excuses for not finishing or perhaps not finishing well.

However we find the key to finishing well just before the verses quoted in my opening line;

This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the LORD Almighty.

In our connection to The Lord, we find the blueprint for building. It’s like a state of the art Satnav that leads us with clear instructions, correcting us even when we go astray; precept upon precept to that finish line.

For some start, few finish, but only a handful finish well… So I pray for the strength to start, the courage and determination to press to the finish line, and most importantly the wisdom to finish well in all our endeavours.

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~ Sabali

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Spiritual Intelligence: Whats In Your Hands?

What’s in your hands?

And I’m not talking about a mobile devices this morning (chortle!).

When man sinned in the garden of Eden, one of the curses was;

By the sweat of your face
you shall eat bread,
till you return to the ground,
for out of it you were taken;
for you are dust,
and to dust you shall return.

With that text in mind, labour becomes integral to the fulfilment of our purpose and destiny here on earth. It affords us the opportunity to contribute to humanity, and it helps provide human interaction which is vital for our spiritual, emotional and physical well-being. Its also a conduit for prosperity.

Before the industrial revolution labour was mostly agro-based. Therefore the hands were the main instrument of labour; it denotes trade, skills, craft, talent and ability. It was used for planting, harvesting, weaving, rearing, shearing, smithing…

In biblical times; Moses had a staff because he was a shepherd, Elisha had a plough because he was a farmer, David a staff because he was a shepherd, and Peter fishing nets – because he was a fisherman.

Most importantly, The Holy Writ bears record that Yahweh will bless the work of our hands. So friends on the second working day of a brand new week, I leave you with a little inspiration from one of King Solomon’s Real Life Observation project on this subject;

Whatever your hands finds to do, do with all your heart.

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~ Sabali

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Spiritual Intelligence: Even Dying Stars Say Goodbye

Even Dying Stars Say Goodbye…

An astronomer who practices her trade by sound as a result of blindness, recently revealed that comets, stars, planets all have distinct voices.

They make unique sounds before they expand and explode into supernovas, thereby releasing life-giving elements like carbon, oxygen, nitrogen.. All of which are essential for life, thus revealing their eternal existence through this organic process.

No wonder the Psalmist wrote in awe thousands of years ago,

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands

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~ Sabali