Spiritual Intelligence: Whenever I Fall At Your Feet

For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for life; weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.

Good morning friends. As I ponder over these verses, armed with a cup of herbal tea and vitamin C, a clip from the movie Troy (2004 epic war movie written by David Benioff and directed by Wolfgang Petersen), comes to mind.

In the duel between Paris and Menelaus, within quick succession the balance of power was in Melenaus’ favour, as Paris fought with heavy hands. On the contrary, Melenaus’ hands were swift, and Paris could smell his hunger and thirst for vengeance; each time they were in close contact it oozed from his breath and sweat. He saw the tides shifting against him, he saw vultures gathering as the Angel of death waited to take his weary soul to Hades. He knew this was to be a slow, painful and gruesome exit; so, in fear he made a dash to his older brother and falls at his feet. He had sought sanctuary in Hector!

Hector looked down at his younger brother, raised his head up, declared the duel was over, and that Menelaus had won. Menelaus still thirsty for blood and vengeance, stepped up to attack Paris, but Hector intervened with a deadly thrust of his sword.

In a chapter from prophet Isaiah’s journal, he penned this very interesting rhetoric which captures God’s almightiness:

Shall the prey be taken from the mighty, or the captives of the righteous be delivered? But thus says the Lord: “Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken away, and the prey of the terrible be delivered; for I will contend with him who contends with you, and I will save your children. I will feed those who oppress you with their own flesh, and they shall be drunk with their own blood as with sweet wine. All flesh shall know that I, the Lord, am your Savior, and your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.

Dear friends, Paris typifies humanity; youthful, lustful, weak and naive. Menelaus, a type of our adversary (the devil); old, crafty, strong, and vicious. And Hector, Jesus our sanctuary. Paris was undoubtedly an offender, a lawful captive if you please – a prey in the jaws of Menelaus. But the moment he humbled himself and sought refuge in Hector, the table shifted and hope was restored. Hector’s intervention was forcefully invoked, Paris’ battle was over and salvation was guaranteed.

In the words of the psalmist:

The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.

Whenever we fall at His feet in reverence, repentance, meditation, prayer and worship; His Angels are automatically activated to attend to our needs, and our safety is guaranteed!


~ Sabali

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Spiritual Intelligence: Think Again

Why do you say, O Jacob,
And speak, O Israel:
“My way is hidden from the Lord,
And my just claim is passed over by my God”? Have you not known?
Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary.

His understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength.

Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall, but those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.

Wow! Some really reassuring words.

Good morning friends. In my experience there have been moments when I feel weary, times when I have staggered, times when I couldn’t see the woods from the trees. These are times of doubt, frustration, disappointments, unbelief, despair… Times when I just feel like hiding under my duvet, times when I feel under the weather, times when I feel physically, emotionally and spiritually exhausted.

Therefore, faith and knowledge in a supreme being who neither slumber nor sleeps, one who neither faints or goes weary; gives me the courage to keep pressing on when I hit hard times. So, because of His almightiness; we can sleep knowing He neither slumbers nor sleep, we can ask for our strength to be renewed when we are tired and weary.

The key to drinking from this fountain of life dear friends is our positioning. In order to receive from Him, we need to be within the right; dimension, space and time. It was said of John the Baptist, that he was in the wilderness until the time of his showing. The wilderness was a place of obscurity, a place of preparation where he had God’s undivided attention; a place of refuge from the storms of life, the psalmist called it – the secret place of the most high. So, locate those coordinates and lock-in accordingly for your time of refreshing!

In the words of king David:

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters.

He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord
Forever. Amen.


~ Sabali