Spiritual Intelligence: Know Thy Place

And now, finally, God answered Job from the eye of a violent storm. He said:
Why do you confuse the issue?
Why do you talk without knowing what you’re talking about?
Pull yourself together, Job!
Up on your feet! Stand tall!
I have some questions for you,
and I want some straight answers.
Where were you when I created the earth?

In this beautiful dialogue between God and Job, we are given a snippet of the awesomeness of the universe by none other than the Creator himself.

Humankind at best still lacks basic understanding of their being, let alone the planet, the universe or galaxy. The science community is in turmoil over theories and hypothesis, each flank holding dearly to their school of thought with no desire to move for negotiations. The battle for funding compelling them to exaggerate their theories and hypothesis – and in worst cases massage their figures to fit the plan.

This message was further strengthened thousands of years later through the prophet Isaiah in these words;

“I don’t think the way you think.
The way you work isn’t the way I work.”
God’s Decree.
“For as the sky soars high above earth,
so the way I work surpasses the way you work,
and the way I think is beyond the way you think.
Just as rain and snow descend from the skies
and don’t go back until they’ve watered the earth,
Doing their work of making things grow and blossom,
producing seed for farmers and food for the hungry,
So will the words that come out of my mouth
not come back empty-handed.
They’ll do the work I sent them to do,
they’ll complete the assignment I gave them.

I don’t play God or claim to know all, I’m only a messenger. I know my place in the grand scheme of things, so I bow down in worship and reverence of His Awesomeness. Saying, Lord have mercy on me!


~ Sabali


Spiritual Intelligence: Surf Or Sink

Arise and shine for your light has come and the glory of The Lord is risen upon you.

Prophetic words through the prophet Isaiah to a people who were allegorically sitting in darkness.

Your darkness can be that situation or circumstance that has held you bound, hindered or impeded your progress. At the time these words were uttered, the people of Israel had lost their identity, bearing and moral compass. They were in disarray, they lacked leadership, they were in a state of apostasy. But in preparation for a shift in destiny, these words were heralded by the prophet. Those with faith locked-in and surfed with the new tides, those without continued life as per normal.

Friends sometimes in life things worsen up just before the hour of change. Hence we are encouraged by the psalmist;

Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.

The Lord is the Change Agent, all we need to do is the believing aspect of this deal.

So by unction I declare to you; Arise and shine for your light has come and the glory of The Lord is risen upon you!


~ Sabali


Spiritual Intelligence: Our Y and X axis

Friends in order to effect meaningful change in our lives and community we need to consider our Vertical (Up to Down) and Horizontal (Side to Side) points of influence. What I crudely refer to as our Y and X axis.

Both are of equal importance, therefore a shift in one affects the other.

Our vertical pull denotes the things or people that motivate or shape our lives, in other words our upward pull. These include things we live for, people we model our lives after, our values and beliefs, books and media, aspirations etc.

While our horizontal pull; people or things around us – in other words our side pull. These include our; peers, friends, colleagues, environment, social network, family, social trends, popular culture etc.

In the prophet Isaiah’s epiphany while mourning the death of king Uzziah (a man he greatly admired), he made this profound statement;

Mourn for me; I’m ruined! I’m a man with unclean lips, and I live among a people with unclean lips. Yet I’ve seen the king, the Lord of heavenly forces!

Yet I’ve seen The King, and that was the catalyst for a vertical shift  – resulting in a shift in his horizontal sphere. He was completely transformed, and his sense of purpose and destiny – turbo charged!


~ Sabali