Christ, My Incubator

Incubators are mostly found in labour wards of hospital and medical centres. This equipment is usually utilized when a baby is born before the Due Date.

During such period, the baby is specially monitored and when he is termed stable he is removed. Same technique goes for the hatching of eggs. When Mother Hen lays eggs, such eggs are housed under her wings for days before they break forth.

With all these taking place, maturity is the destination. Such can be likened with our walk with God. It’s a daily walk that needs constant incubation under the covering of the Father. Our walk with the Father can only get better as we rest on his shoulders.

Anyone who desires advancement and maturity in this faithful journey cannot afford to be a lone ranger. But those who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles. (Isa 40:31a). Waiting upon the Lord is beyond a one-off experience. It involves constant sitting for the Lord to incubate on us.

Incubation process of the Father is borne out of a sincere desire of the Christian. For a sincere desire to grow in the Lord there is always a commensurate incubation.  How is your desire to know more of Him? Beyond the lyrics below:

“I want more of you Jesus

I want more of you Saviour

The more I know you

The more I want to know you

Jesus, more of you”

There must be a sincere desire and determination. Enrolling in the Father’s school of incubation is the best thing ever to happen.  While he incubates, his love towards us constrains us (2Cor 5:14). There are dealings which he takes us through.

Just hear what he will give unto those who are students of his incubation:

“They shall run, and not be weary, and they shall walk and not faint.” (Isa 40:31b).  Running and not getting weary… Indeed, the race set before us is embedded with a cloud of witnesses (Heb 12:1) and only patience and the Father’s Incubation can do the job.

How about walking? Walking through this world of which we are not members, there are times we might feel bad about situations around us. Attitudes of the people of the world and how they go scot free can indeed be a genuine faith shaker. When we feed our minds with the atrocities of the worldly one might be on the track of backsliding.

When those who top the class are those who engage in examination malpractice, pay their way through to pass examinations, a weary mind might set in. But with the incubation school, walking through this world unscathed eliminates weariness.

Are you weary, downcast, and burdened? You feel serving the Lord is a burden? One thing is missing. It’s the fact you have displaced the Father’s ability to incubate upon us for growth.

At some point Jesus visited. While one of his hosts tried the ephemeral to impress, the other tried all her best to sap from the ever busy Master. Luke 10:38-42. Sister Mary understood the incubation process to the utmost. Jesus remarked:  “One thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her”

Are you still in the school of complains, comparisons and cowardice? Are you still battling with your faith, distractions and engagements? There is one needful school you need to enroll. It’s free of charge.

Being like Jesus involves patterning. This cannot be complete without partaking of his incubation.

Remain Rapturable.

Your Brother,

Kelechi AMAKOH

Yes You Can

It is with great pleasure I pen this week’s piece after a wonderful time at the Global Students’ Congress themed: Righteousness Isaiah 62:1. Indeed the programme was an experience for all attendees. God indeed was at work during the gathering of saints to breathe righteousness.

The Righteous Generation is being birthed and you cannot afford to be missing. Yes you can join the trail of persons sold out to the vision of being like Jesus. The ‘Yes you can’ tagline is a signature of confidence, zeal and possibility.

In our walk with Him the call made to the saints in Phillippi is also made unto us. Phil 2:5. He requires we come into the full stature of all He desires for us as his children.

The song writer aptly puts:

“Let the beauty of Jesus be seen in me

All His wondrous compassion and purity

May His Spirit divine all my being refine

Till the beauty of Jesus be seen in me

Can the beauty of Jesus actually be seen in you? Are Purity and Power –the two components of a Christian- embedded in you? Have you truly surrendered all to the master to use for his own glory? Or is there still some form of withholding and dint of disobedience?

Every aspect of our life is expected to be patterned according to the life style of our master. “Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marveled and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.” Acts 4:13. This was the testimony spoken of Peter and John.

This testimony was so due the evidence of the fruit of the Spirit been displayed by these brothers towards others. What’s our disposition towards others? Does it reveal Christ? Can our attitude towards others be likened to that Jesus possessed even during His ministry on Earth?

In his call to the Phillipians he noted: “Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus.” Being like Jesus is not a farce. It is possible. Why not purpose in your heart and consciously walk towards emulating the life style of Jesus in this race set before us? Heb 12:1

Your Brother,
Kelechi AMAKOH