After you have decided on your topic of reference and have operationally defined it, to mitigate extraneous variables. One is good to dig deeper into the past and present discoveries for him to add value to the wealth of knowledge that is present. One important thing in every research today is referencing. There are a different many ways of referencing, however depending on which profession one falls in, there will always be a way of referencing. A way of acknowledging the beauty in another person’s work and also an indirect way of saying, “If you want to broaden your knowledge regarding Topic X, please you can further read individual Y’s work.
My friend, I am not closing up the world of research to referencing, I acknowledge that there’s is more therein than reference. However, it is also beautiful to comprehend the beauty as a particular out of the whole. Every chapter in any research, has a place of referencing something, I can also term it as, “The place of acknowledgement.” Now, my apologies to you who has no relationship with research, I however request you to continue journeying with me in this piece, I am pretty sure, you will find yourself.
Most research is divided into five sections, also termed chapters. In the first is always introductions of the topic, in two you find review of literature, three is always the methodology, four has the results and interpretation and the fifth has the interpretation, with references being a must accompaniment. Now, why referencing? In this walk of life, every individual has a point of reference as they write out their five chapters. By five, I write to relate to research and not to accompany it with any spiritual significance except that which God attached to five.
There are archives of knowledge in the world, if knowledge were water, we would have a greater than the Pacific Ocean. Everywhere we go, there is written, writing and there will still be writing. There’s read, reading, more will read. However, there is the person that defines life, the person that defines the truth and the person that defines the way. For me to claim to know him from A to Z will not be right for in him is infinity. He is the beginning and ending, the Alpha and Omega, the son of God who took away the sin of the world. It is by Him (Jesus Christ) that all things consist. Nothing was made that was made without Him, He is the one that knows the end from the beginning. He is the light that lights up all men who come into the world. It is in Christ that it pleased Daddy God that the fullness of God, darling friend, we are talking about the fullness of God, nothing of God left out, all of God dwells in, resides in, is seen in, is revealed in Jesus Christ. It pleased the father that his fullness dwell in Christ Jesus.
The world is full of information, and people are desiring to add value to themselves, marriages, family, relationships, friends and all the other un-mentioned spheres of life. Psychology, sociology, economists, dieticians, Medics, the church and many more have written something for us all to read. In addition, conferences have been and are being organised for us all to go attending so we can add more value to ourselves. It is beautiful to read, I for one spend time reading a number of books and attending conferences and I have a church I belong to (Phaneroo Ministries, Uganda). However, beyond any book or conference, allow me say to you that, “Your ultimate value is seen in what buys you. When we were in the world with no help, dead in our sins, with no hope at all, God looking upon us in and with love. Desiring that we, who by one man’s offence suffered separation from God, yet still He loved us, he envisioned us, he thought of us all time with hope of restoring us back to himself. But this was to be with a price, it had to cost him everything he had to earn us.
Daddy God, of all beautiful creatures that were present in heaven, haven’t you heard of the angels; Gabriel and Micheal, of them all God saw us and valued us to His son. Before him, was his son and us, he chose not to spare his son, his only son but that the wrath that was to come upon us may fall on him so we can be many sons in glory. Jesus is here in flesh to pay the price with his very life, if he were a good for sell, He was the most valued of all that was present in heaven, and God is giving him up for us that he may have us to himself. Jesus had never been separated from Daddy God, His was one and still is one but because of us, on the cross, I can hear him saying, “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me.” He had never called him God but because he has always been a Father, but this time as He pays price, its my God we are hearing. That was because God wanted to have me and you to himself, sharing oneness and love with Him. Our lives before his death, were sealed with death, I mean the wrath of God was our destiny but on the cross, while he is un-sealing us from wrath, the wrath of God, all that is our punishment, now his punishment. Revelations 8:1 “When the lamb broke the seventh seal on the scroll, there was silence throughout heaven for about half an hour.”
Number seven speaks of perfection, the seventh seal here is showing that Jesus experienced the full wrath of God for us. Darling, it all fell upon Jesus for you who is born again. God is today not carrying any wrath against you who is Christ, for in and on Christ, the wrath of God was satisfied, the trumpets, bowls and many more of God’s wrath fell upon Jesus on the Cross. When Jesus was on the cross full man and full God, dying for you and me, heaven paused, because there was a change in the course of things, for it pleased God that Jesus should suffer because 2Corinthians 5:19 “For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting peoples sins against them, and he gave us the wonderful message of reconciliation. The mutual understanding here was that a soul that sins shall die, bargaining is not allowed, so since we sinned, our destiny is death but Love has chosen to face our punishment. So Jesus dies that we today may never die. He is calling him my God that we can have boldness to call him my Father.
My friend, this is how valued and loved you are, if you are not born again, you only share in this after accepting and believing what Jesus did for you. All that Jesus did and went through was for us today to enjoy sonship in the kingdom of God. Therefore, with the many voices that speak in the world, in books, in conferences, in church, in friends, in governments and everywhere, it is beautiful that we look to Jesus as the ultimate definition of the value in us, let him be our reference point, because with his life he bought us. When you know how much you’re valued, you don’t strain to in your own efforts to try to please Daddy God, because what he gave is much more, more, more than what we will ever do to please him by our works. Daddy is already pleased with you because Jesus died for you. As much as Jesus is loved by Daddy God, so are you as an individual loved by Him.
In John 14:6 Jesus says, “I am the way, the truth and the Life, no one can get to the father except through me. As you attend the conferences, go to church, read the book, listen to a sermon, understand, and let it be home in you that I am because Jesus is. When your weaknesses speak to you, go to your reference point, dig deeper regarding what Jesus has done for you and find strength in what he accomplished for you. Find strength in him being made sin for us that we might be made the righteousness of God. For in the presence of the many voices speaking, I pray the voice of your value Jesus Christ shall supercede the rest, anchoring you in this Love that can’t be quenched by many waters in Christ, this love which is better than love, that we seeing down his life for us because he loved us, this love which is stronger than death, that raised Jesus from the dead to see you seated with him in the heavenly place. Love which is everlasting, that he will love you yesterday, today and forever.