Spiritual Intelligence: The Travail Of Our Souls

He shall see the labor of His soul, and be satisfied. By His knowledge My righteous Servant shall justify many, for He shall bear their iniquities.

Good morning friends. Satisfaction comes from a place accomplishment. In fact, the harder the challenge, the sweeter the satisfaction. With that in mind, Jesus’ ministry was not in vain. His birth, life, death and resurrection was designed for our justification through faith in Him. This scripture and context bears so much resonance with a statement from the creation story. The bible records that:

…God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

We are called to walk while in our mortal vessels, in faith and patience, so we can enter into God’s rest. Therefore, we scatter the seeds on good grounds, we water consistently, then we wait patiently for the harvest.

Satisfaction dear friends, can be defined as the payment of a debt or fulfilment of an obligation or claim. So, as we embark on another week’s toil, I pray that you find satisfaction, and fulfilment, and that you prosper in all your endeavours even as your soul prospers.


~ Sabali


Spiritual Intelligence: From Inertia, To Rest

Inertia can be defined as the resistance of any physical object to any change in its state of motion, including changes to its speed and direction. In other words, it is the tendency of objects to keep moving in a straight line at constant linear velocity.

With this in mind let us consider this passage:

The nobleman said to Him, “Sir, come down before my child dies!”

Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your son lives.” So the man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him, and he went his way. And as he was now going down, his servants met him and told him, saying, “Your son lives!”

Then he inquired of them the hour when he got better. And they said to him, “Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.” So the father knew that it was at the same hour in which Jesus said to him, “Your son lives.” And he himself believed, and his whole household.

What an amazing account of a supernatural encounter?

Good morning friends. Evidently, the situations and circumstances that life presents to us, conjures major opportunities for our spiritual growth and development. They are moments in time to move us from a state of inertia, to a state of rest. However, these attainments remain illusions except we allow God room to step in.

Peter and his friends experienced a turn around when they accepted Jesus’ request to use their boat as a platform for preaching one evening. After toiling for hours to no avail, they heeded His command, and they cast their nets into the deep. Suddenly they encountered a net bursting catch, so big that they had to call for backup from other fishermen! With this thought in mind, Paul wrote to his friends in Rome:

And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

So, back to our opening verses; in complete trust in Jesus the nobleman went his way as instructed and that same hour his son regained full strength. He refused the common sense approach, for a Spirit led approach. He starved his doubts, thereby feeding his faith. He left it with Jesus, and he came into God’s rest. A nobleman in the true sense of nobility!

Let us pray:
Father we commit our lives into your holy hands today; give us the faith and courage we need to bring your kingdom to earth, and let your will unfold in our lives. Amen.


~ Sabali


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.


~ Sabali