Why I light a Candle

Hi Peeps

Been a wee while. Trust the One who created you is keeping you. No one can take care of you better than the one who made you for this I consciously choose to thank My Maker.

Been feeling a bit melancholic this past week because of some blogs I read and did not just feel like posting. To top it all Friday had me despairing about cycles and how I am aching for a change. Got my music in full blast all day now let the word be playing into my ears.

I have learnt that the Devil is a liar, you only need a small trigger for negative vibes to take over, No I will not allow it. I know enough not to allow that isshhh.

WE ARE NOT PERFECT BUT PERFECTED IN HIS LOVE. Whether you believe it or not, it is the Truth and that settles it.

In my melacholic state and thinking about London Buki's mom, I got curious as to why folks light candles for remembrance, prayers et al. Below are some of the reasons I discovered:

  • Because we love, and candlelight is a reflection of that love
  • To provide comfort in our sadness, soothe our sorrow, and heal the hurt of loss
  • For sanctuary, the aura of candlelight creates a place to meditate, pray, and give devotion
  • For solitude, contemplation, and reflection.


So, I am lighting a candle
  • To show that I love all my Blogger friends, especially the ones feeling down in the dumps right now, don't stay there Get Up because THE ONE WHO MADE YOU LOVES YOU.
  • For London Buki that God will comfort her and her family
  • To remind myself that a melancholic state of mind is perfect for praying and meditating on his word.
  • To reflect on Colossians 1 v 22, indeed I am free from accusation.
In case you haven't, please stop by London Buki to show some Love, after 5 years of battle her mum has moved on to Glory.

SHALOM

35 comments:

Omosewa said...

Very encouraging, thanks. Have a blessed week ahead.

Omosewa said...

I forgot to blow you a kiss...mwahhhhhhhhhh, catch it ok:D

UndaCovaSista said...

'To remind myself that a melancholic state of mind is perfect for praying and meditating on his word'....True word!

Stay strong in the Lord and in the power of his might, Sis.

soupasexy said...

thanks love u always find words to make us feel better..

darkelcee said...

this is quite comforting.

thanks for the encouraging words

you are indeed a "mummy" in da house

hugs & kisses

Ariiyike said...

...Inspiring
Thanks.

30+ said...

@Omosewa, muah e se o

@Undacova, Thanks comrade

@Soupasexy, ahh glad it made you feel better

@Darkelce, na wa o I have bagged another title Mummy, well I like, hugs here.

@Ariyike, you are welcome.

OluwaDee said...

We r not perfect, but made perfect in in love. Well said n spot on.

Indeed we av ensure d air aroud us is +ve, cos d devil jst nd a lil smtn 2 discourage us.

Hv a blsd wk dearie.

Be silent said...

Nice thanks

Uzezi said...

love the quote from the Holy book

Ms. emmotions said...

....felt this post, really did

30+ said...

@oluwadee, have a blessed one yourself.

@be silent, 10ks

@Uzezi, is it not

@ms. emmotions, Bless ya

Bookie19 said...

I've been feeling kinda sad today and i am happy i decided to read ur blog. Youre message was short but very uplifting and i really appreciate it. Have a blessed week

Jaycee said...

I light ur candle with u darling...

Thanks...

(loved this post).

anonymous gal said...

Luvly.

Aijay said...

Simply beautiful!
Thanks for this post dear.

30+ said...

@Bookie19 - Thank God you read it.

@Jaycee, Anonymous gal, Aijay - Y'all welcome

Aphrodite said...

This is so sweet.
Thanks 30+

Queen of My Castle said...

This is why we love you so much. Ever thoughtful, real, full of wisdom, and just honest.

Zephi Fahrenheit said...

hope you cheer up sweets..

may his joy overflow in your heart and be contagious to those around you...joy not based on the fleeting things of this world but on something more eternal

Bold and Beautiful said...

I light anoda candle, thank you for the encouraging words,very timely!

Jinta said...

pele. now cheer up please, this sombre post is killing my passion

fantasy queen said...

i've never thought of reasons for lighting a candle...i guesss i always felt it was like keeping a light of someone special burning on or something.
i think this reasons make so much sense...

i learn everyday to stand firmer on the stance that the devil really is a liar...

fumosh said...

Hope you feel better now?
even when the candles go out, may we be able to keep them alive and burning in our hearts...

btw, did i say thanks for stopping by mine?

Free-flowing Florida said...

don't know abt lighting candles. never done it b4. but my condolence to London Buki. Losing family is one major sad occurance in one's live. i so dread it

Naija Chickito said...

Oh my love, God bless you. It shall be well with all of us. How are you? Be good.

princesa said...

Sometimes we have to go all melacholic, its allowed.
How you dey?

ejatutu said...

I light a candle for everyone. Beautiful post and indeed a melancholic state of mind is good for meditation. thank u mwaaaaah omo olorun

30+ said...

@Aphrodite, Thanks

@QOC, thank you so much, you really touched my heart...don't get me teary eyed jo, sniff.

@Zephi, eh ya thanks it's more of reflective than sad per se, shey you grab. Your words are kind thank you

@Bold and Beautifule, thanks

@Jinta, my guy your comment just had me shaking head for you, which passion am I killing - lol. Oya let your passion recieve resurrection. You are a cracker

@Fantasy queen, keep taking your stance

@Fumosh, thanks for thanking me yes o the light should continue in our heart.

@freeflowing, I know I feel for her

@chickito, I dey o

@Princessa,I dey fine and honest :)

@ejatut, ose jare aburo

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

Thanks for this encouraging post. I light a candle in my mind for everything good.

Jem said...

great post!

Bukenzo said...

Thanks for you luv and concern, i appreciate u. i have finally updated.

shola pacheco said...

30 plus i feel u sha, here's a big hug and a kiss,hope u feel better soon,

30+ said...

@SSD, you are welcom

@Jem, 10ks

@Bukenzo, u don't know how glad I am to see ur comment abeg no run again.

@Shola, sueet of you, muah

pamela said...

I am so sorry. will be going to buki's blog now.