24 Aug My Encounter At Cherubim And Seraphim.
I was at a burial ceremony last weekend and I did something I had never done before… I walked into a Cherubim and Seraphim (C&S) service hall. And I didn’t just walk in, I walked in with bare feet… or almost. I had to put my feet in socks in order to get some shield from floor dirt.
I must tell you, I had never dreamt I would ever get into a C&S hall talk more of taking off my shoes.
I had pleaded that they cut me some slack since I was a visitor but some of the leaders explained that it is a principle anyone who wishes to enter has to abide by.
I did it for love’s sake, a sister had to attend the outing service after her mother’s burial and I meant to go all the way. Especially since it neither affected my salvation nor tampered with my relationship with God, I considered it “Not a big deal.”
This is not just about my shoes, feet or socks. It is about what I learnt while I was in that service as I thought about life; my life, your life, and Solomon Grundy.
Have you ever heard about him?
There is a rhyme I learnt as a child, about his birth, life and death;
Born on Monday
Christened on Tuesday
Married on Wednesday
Took ill on Thursday
Grew worse on Friday
Died on Saturday
Buried on Sunday
That was the end
Of Solomon Grundy
I do not know if there are any in-between-the-lines about Solomon Grundy’s life but this poem pretty much summed up his life.
Every day we wake up in the morning is always a chance to live beyond the ordinary, make a mark on the hearts of God and men, leave footprints on time’s sand, impart someone’s life…
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Sitting down in that Cherubim and Seraphim hall, listening to some to some of the things being said about the 79 year old Grandma, I wondered about the life I am living now.
Do you ever wonder about the life you are living and the way you are living it?
I sure do know that you would not want your life to be summarized like it was for Solomon Grundy. I sure know I wouldn’t either, so everyday we must;
- Live for God all the way.
- Be a blessing to someone.
- Affect a soul for Christ.
- Love like God would.
- Help someone whether we know them or not.
- Use our God-given gifts in our world.
- Point someone to Christ’s return.
I know there are many other things we can do to make impact on our world. But we must go beyond just knowing them to actually, deliberately, purposely, knowingly doing them. We must make up our minds not to get so busy that we ignore others and centre our lives on ourselves and our immediate families alone. That is the only way we will not end up summarised like Solomon Grundy was.
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Oh! Teach us to live well! Teach us to live wisely and well! Psalm 90:12 MSG
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:8-10
You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste (its strength, its quality), how can its saltness be restored? It is not good for anything any longer but to be thrown out and trodden underfoot by men. You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do men light a lamp and put it under a peck measure, but on a lamp stand, and it gives light to all in the house. Let your light so shine before men that they may see your moral excellence and your praiseworthy, noble, and good deeds and recognize and honour and praise and glorify your Father Who is in heaven. Matthew 5:13-16
Are you living?
Are you willing?
Are you making any difference?
Copyright© Ugochi Oritsejolomisan 2015
Bukola AdamsPosted at 21:50h, 09 October
Thank you for the write-up ma. It was worth the read. May God give you more wisdom.
Ugochi OritsejolomisanPosted at 23:08h, 20 October
Bless God sis! Thanks for your kind comment.
Shepherd of cherubim and seraphPosted at 08:55h, 18 July
Oguchi please tell that anonymous poster to be careful . you don’t condem churches..why would he or she says cherubim and seraph ended up in chain of darkness….habaaa! He should go and read the history and origin of cherubim and seraph….so is he God..I have people doing well that attend cherubim and seraph..I pray God forgive him
Mrs Christiana EffiongPosted at 08:49h, 18 July
Anonymous , having gone through your comments, I pray that God should have mercy on you. Who are you to judge C&S? Did God give you power to condemn C&S? When Jesus Christ condemn any Church? Is there any Church that Jesus Christ said that the people are righteous. Remember that the Church you go to cannot save you. You Anti C& S.
Ugochi OritsejolomisanPosted at 12:48h, 27 July
You are right my sister. God is looking for people who serve Him in spirit and truth not people who go to any particular Church. May He help us all to always live to please Him.
Shepherd of cherubim and seraphPosted at 08:46h, 18 July
Hello oguchi,God bless you for your write up..that who is that anonymous that said concerning cherubim and seraph..God said that shall not judge…why did he or she says those that goes to cherubim and seraph ended up in chain of darkness..too bad.am disappointed in him.. who is he..he should be careful fodont let God get angry of him..
Ugochi OritsejolomisanPosted at 12:47h, 27 July
He does not understand, he must have been listening to people’s opinion.
BeckyPosted at 13:05h, 22 March
Anonymous Pls don’t condemn churches leave that to God. Word of advice. Thanks
Ugochi OritsejolomisanPosted at 14:04h, 22 March
Thanks for coming by. I was wondering, did you even read the post? I think if you did, you wouldn’t think I was condemning the Church.
Have a super blessed day!
lifebuoyPosted at 15:15h, 02 September
Great one ma. Everything around us are lessons for a life-time.
Ugochi OritsejolomisanPosted at 12:47h, 07 September
AnonymousPosted at 13:46h, 01 September
The message us fantastic! But it has nothing to do with Cherubim and Seraphim. I would have preferred that you took that off…before people start going to Cherubim, to get their own encounter, and end up in the chains of Darkness.
God bless You
Ugochi OritsejolomisanPosted at 12:43h, 07 September
God bless you Anonymous,
I am not advertising Cherubim and Seraphim. I went in their to be with a sister who lost her Mom. While I was their as they spoke about the woman, I learnt a few things…
Thanks for reading, have a super blessed day!
Cheryl SmithPosted at 17:18h, 26 August
Wonderful words, my sweet sister! I love the picture of you, too. 🙂 So thankful for the wisdom God imparted to you in that service, and very grateful you are so obedient to pass it along to us here. You ARE making a positive difference in this world….even many miles away! Much love to you, dear friend. 🙂
ebiichykePosted at 20:25h, 25 August
Good reminder.Thanks MamaJ
Frances OkoroPosted at 15:22h, 25 August
This is a call to reappraise our lives and start living for what is important…I pray for grace…
I thank God also for the subtle reminder He gives me to press on with the book I am working on.its not for me, it’s to touch lives.
Thank you ma. I trust that you and all yours are doing great?
Ronke Dima-OkojiePosted at 16:38h, 25 August
Lord help us to live a meaningful and purposeful life doing the things that pleases you and point others to know you. Maranatha!