Moving Forward


Thank God I’m laughing again
I learned yesterday that everyone has adversaries no matter how big you get.

I learned also that sticks and stones can break your bones only when you give them your attention.

I’m in a bus. Just saw two men get down from the bus to help a fellow man driving a Jeep. How is it that guys help guys effortlessly? Continue reading

Tessa’s 2015 in review


So a couple of you probably got this post, I thought I could make mine a little more special than it already is by adding my thoughts.

This year, I have learned a lot.  I have learned new things, I have struck new milestones. I feel thankful and grateful for 2015 and all that it unravelled about me.

Invitation card

I lost my dad this year. I believe that He has gone to be with God, even though for close to a month, I kept wondering if his life/living was perfect enough to make heaven. I gave up my perfectionism again, and decided that all that is needed is to confess, believe in the resurrection and trust in the Lord. I guess what he did so  far was enough for salvation at least. I leave all the rest in God’s hand.

Of course with 2016 around the corner, I have written my goals/plans, spiritual, relationship, career, development, soul, business, financial, giving to God’s kingdom goals, giving of me to witnessing one on one, more this year than last year and opening my mind to the possibility of fulfilling a God-given assignment, if that is what God wills for me, I don’t want to say no, if God is saying yes.


I can safely say, that if God wants this life to serve someone else’s life then I will do my very best to place myself at God’s disposal, along with my heart, not kicking and screaming, enough of the kicking and screaming.

God isn’t holding me hostage. I chose God. I chose faith. I chose this life. I can’t always completely explain faith because every time I get new experiences and go on more faith adventures, that let me know that there’s always more on the plate than I think.

I love my family, perfect and imperfect.

I love social media a lot, it has its perks



  • Not everyone will agree with you. Just make sure that you are willing to say what God wants you to say at all times and not your opinion. You are not your own, thus you don’t really have an opinion. You represent the King of kings
  • Family may not always agree with you but they will always love you
  • I met my cousins, many of them
  • I went to the village for the first time, kicking and screaming
  • I had to do the best I could to get along and not lift my snotty nose up. I am not a snob but I love to keep my circle as small as possible, only those that matter, not one person more.
  • I met my daddy’s siblings, I was very critical and I realise that sibling rivalry is not just in our generation, my daddy’s generation had it too.
  • Is it not sad how it is easier to understand and not criticize so much when one is dead. Don’t spend your time criticizing, just pray that the Spirit of God would always have the rule over you
  • Life is just never as easy as you want it to be
  • Hypocrites never mind their business, they also never make any impact for God. I want to always make an impact for God and have the gospel written on human hearts and not in pages of the bible
  • I’m willing to dream again
  • I am willing to open my heart up to God again and again because I realise that I might grow cold after some knocks again
  • I asked a question in my heart and a morning devotion daily no matter how short it is, is the answer.
  • I pray for grace to commit and be consistent in my morning devotion

So here’s my blog report for the year:

Yes, it wasn’t what I expected but I am saying thank you to all my referrers, followers and the people who enjoy the blog and follow the blog and so receive the blog in email. Please, click on my link once in awhile.

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 860 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 14 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

There is a God

I’ve been trying to blog for weeks.

The title of my blog, “there is a God” has been ingrained in my spirit so strong, nothing can remove it.

Heb 11:6 says he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him

There is a coming to God
There is a seeking of God
There is room to inquire of God when things don’t seem right.

Heb 4:12 says, the word of God is quick (alive) and powerful (it can change things)

It is sharper than a two edged sword, it can pierce through our soul and spirit and that it can discern the thoughts and the intents of our heart.

This means that the Holy Ghost can by the word of God help us discern the thoughts and the intentions of man beyond their words so that we have all the information we require to make the right decisions.

God will lead you if you are looking to Him and beyond the resources you think are all that is available to you.

God is big
God is mighty
God is a mighty terrible One to our adversaries.
He is the God who made Moses a God to Pharaoh.
He makes the believer a god over the pharoahs of this world.
He has made me a god over the pharoahs of the intended world.
He did that when he gave me the name of Jesus.

Psalm 2 says that if is the fool that says there is no God.

The lame man may look at this statement and laugh.
It is possible to verbally assent to this statement and by your actions say that there is no God

An adage says that actions speak louder than words.
By your actions, your faith speak. You can never believe one thing and carry out a contrary action. You act what you believe.

Listen to the promptings of the Holy Ghost and you can never lose the divine pattern God has set for you.

Isaiah 54:17 says, no weapon fashion against God’s sons and daughters shall prosper, that this is their heritage/inheritance.

No weapon fashioned against me or mine shall prosper and I condemn and silence every word that is spoken against us in judgment.

The standard is lifted up for our sakes. That serpent that Moses lifted up in the wilderness, the cross that Jesus paid the sacrifice for on is lifted up for our sakes, warrior angels are on assignment for our sakes, messenger angels are on assignment for our sakes in Jesus name, amen.


Even if you were born again yesterday, by virtue of that new birth, you have the authority to use the name of Jesus.


Better days are ahead.

The path of the righteous shineth brighter and brighter till it is full day.
Our path is shining brighter.

Jesus lead us in a procession of constant victories.


How I received the Holy Spirit?


I wrote this down on paper so it wouldn’t be an emotional piece with the details that can help someone else gain something.

I got filled with the Holy Ghost on the 4th of September 2001. It was a memorable day and so I didn’t forget it it was between 7 pm and 9 pm. I was at a concert. A Christian concert at the University of Lagos.

I could say I was a believing skeptic. I knew about Jesus. I had heard about Him all my life mixed with so many other things.

I was a 19 year old book smart kid at the university. I was in my 300 level. I had my life all planned out, a narrow minded plan, but it was my plan. I got my first job a year later at Nestle but for 2 courses I didn’t retake from 200 level.

Let me not get ahead of myself, there points were clear in the matter:

I had my plan
The devil had his plans
God had His own

I didn’t always believe in the prophetic, I imagined them to be doomsday crazies with hidden agenda and something to gain on their mind. I didn’t believe that the Holy Ghost should speak to you. When I was 13, I had the Bishop spray water on my head and say “receive ye the Holy Spirit” and that was that, I went back to falling into sin, doing penance on Friday and sinning before Sunday (even if it was just thoughts).

I’m not doing an academic article so I will limit the scriptures to the end of the article.

I was 19. I had been going to fellowship on and off for 2-3 years, not always but I was always eager to hear about God then. In yr 1, it was when I could convince my group of friends that it would be a nice place to hang out. I was religious but could not miss the worship atmosphere of the place. I wasn’t saved yet but I didn’t know. I thought being good is good enough, what more can God ask for? After all I am better than “others”.

Anytime I went home from school I raved about prayer, fellowship, sang the songs and prayed over my family, told them the drama acted on stage with all the excitement, I think. To crown it all, in my second year (year 1, I did prelims before getting into school) a word of wisdom and word of knowledge (I didn’t know what it was then) came about a cult boy who… I can’t remember now. All I know was that the guy next to me hit the floor. I looked at him, startled out of my worship, he got up stunned, hit the floor again, got up acting tough, hit the floor again. This time, he ran down the stairs and even though layers of ushers tried to stop him, he broke through and ran away.

I knew that was God.

I continued my worship, closed my eyes and focused on God. I prayed that God would follow him.

I was raised Catholic and Catholic believe in que sera sera, they basically leave all things in God’s hands and it sometimes is.

When i left fellowship, the prayers prayed would stay with me till the weekend, I would go home and pray those prayers on my family. Basically reenact the fellowship at home. Yet I wasn’t saved. I knew about God and liked him but I wasn’t committed. I knew how good it felt to be in His presence but I could still skip service if no one would go with me. I couldn’t go alone, I was always in a pack.

I had this idea, that I was good all the time so why should I confess Jesus as Lord. I’m already with Him so to speak so what was the use of exaggeration? I continued like that.

A year and a half later I surrendered my life to Jesus. I was at home and it was midnight. I was watching The Turning Point. My siblings and I loved watching the founder. The guy had word of knowledge, word of wisdom, all those things with testimonies of people who surrendered their live to the Lord Jesus at their breaking points.

I just repeated the prayers after Him. When I got back to school I decided to seek God with everything in me. A month later there was a 7 month strike. I visited my sister in school, she was in Uniben at the time. I must have prayed with so many Christians, all of them trying to fill me with the Holy Ghost. I didn’t speak in tongues, I kept waiting for the Holy Ghost to speak but nada!

God must have been after me because I remember my bunkie in my first year (PDS) was a converted Muslim. She was always speaking in tongues on the bunk above me. I’d be watching her in the way I do till she explained what it was she was as doing. I had heard something about it in the bible but the Catholic church didn’t believe in that, only the charismatic did, and there was a major disagreement btw the Catholic and the charismatic and why they must speak words that they don’t understand. I just knew that speaking in tongues made her happy.

I love to read and  write. It is one of my driving passions. I had set goals of reading the entire bible. Yes I heard the rumours too that if you read the whole bible, you would go crazy. I wonder where those ideas come from.

One day I went for a concert in school. I was visiting my former bunk mates fellowship and basically learning all I could about Christianity. It was no longer entertainment to me. It was about getting to know who I was in Christ. I listened with intent as opposed to my earlier curiosity.

Did I know who I was in Christ?

Was I even in Christ?

I know I said the sinners prayer but I didn’t have any assurance. Issues began cropping up in my family left, right and centre, should a Christian be having troubles? I thought it should all be smooth sailing.

Beautiful worship songs were being sung, I tried to keep up. As I pondered on my issues, this black American man came on the stage with a lighter skinned man and a very white-black girl (I think they are called mulatto by other Americans) came on stage too. My first thought was, they want to use the Americans to impress us.

As the young lady started to sing, she said, “lift up your hands and worship” I did. Kind of robotic but I chose to. She began singing, “You are the air I breathe, you are the air I breathe, Your Holy presence living in me…”

I felt something like water but not drops, the only words that describes it adequately is a ‘deluge’. Too much. I looked and was thinking ‘na wa for these Christians o…’
When I opened my eyes I felt nothing but when I closed my eyes to worship, I felt the deluge again. I opened my eyes again and put my hand on my head to see what was  there, nothing, closed my eyes and felt it again.

As I closed my eyes the third time, the big black man in the middle gave a word of knowledge that hit home. As I began crying, I said, “Holy Spirit, you can’t even hide me abi”
I felt this urge to go out when he said, “come out” I couldn’t stay back, I was compelled. I went out expecting so much but he just prayed with me and some 8 people and asked us to join the workers and serve in God’s house else I would never have joined up. I love to stay in the background and not really get involved.

After that day I think I slept for the first time in months. I started shopping for a fellowship. After visiting about 20 fellowships on campus, I joined the work force of the fellowship I had been attending. That was the place where I had first come across the gifts of the Spirit. Afterwards I had the impression that every church had the gifts of the Spirit in ever increasing measure because life in my college fellowship was full of the tangible presence of the Holy Ghost. Thus began my journey with the Holy Ghost.

I used to be close off emotionally. I think I still am.
In the presence of God, I am a crier. I just cry for no reason. I feel so weak, I mean what kind of person can’t control her own emotions. Before I came to Christ, I never cried, except maybe I wanted to get my way or I was really angry and out for vengeance. When I came to Christ I cried morning, afternoon and noon. If I opened my mouth to sing or pray, I cried all the more. If I shut my mouth and refused to sing, as long as I was in the vicinity I cried. The Holy Ghost was on a mission. My siblings were born again by now and they got slain in the Spirit all the time but I never ever got slain in the Spirit even though I wanted to, all I did was cry all the time and ruin my mascara. But no headaches.

Headaches used to be the way my siblings knew I had been crying. This cry of the Holy Ghost, no headaches just peace and calm. I was desperate to hear from God but I heard nothing, all I did was cry. In the era when everyone wanted to be cool, calm and collected, Tessa cried.

How frustrating it was for me. All I did was pray about walking in the Spirit, pray about overcoming anger, fear…and see how much more fierce anger, fear any other negative emotion could be. Over the months I started walking in the Spirit. Cries accompanied my every victory over my flesh. I started getting burdens to pray for people here and there till I was convinced intercession was my calling.

For three months or thereabouts after I received the Holy Spirit, I dreamed daily that I was a samurai with a very long sword/blade that I used to cut down serpents for all of the 6-8 hours I slept that first year, I was occupied killing serpents. I woke up refreshed. The word I was meditating on the entire time was 1 Tim 1:7

When I read Ephesians 6 months later I understood the significance of the “sword of the Spirit” which is the word of God. Immediately I understood it, I knew that arming my spirit with the word is something that God wanted. So I became voracious in reading God’s will word. Got to fellowship that week and my pastor was having us meditate on scriptures weekly. That was confirmation for me so I got up faithfully at 5 am and meditated on: “Everything is permissible for me but not everything is beneficial, everything is permissible for me, but I will not be mastered by anything so all addictions had to go.
My reading had to become streamlined. I can’t invest my money in a worldly book, I have to invest in something that would further God’s kingdom.

I began reading the bible more knowing it was a weapon of offence and defence after all God has told me what to give my time to doing.

Read it
Repeat it
Think about it
Mutter it
Decree it

Over and over again

From time to time, the Holy Ghost would show me a man of God seating on the rock and I would receive instructions teaching me what to do in each season. It would be a conversation. As I read the word on that day or months later, I would see the phrase in the bible,

“Young lady, have faith in God”

I began to recognize most of the instructions already in the bible but for me, there was that emphasis, I would be alert and know when to obey the scripture.

God would give me instructions saying “give” long before I was in church, the Holy Ghost would say “write this”, ” sing”, “be encouraged”, “I love you with an everlasting love”, “you are Mine”, “You are healed”, ” You are Sanctified” (I got this one daily for a month in Hebrew, I was puzzled for a month till I settled down and read a brothers Dakes bible). It was all pretty dramatic, I heard till I started asking everyone around me, what does this mean? What does this mean? In frustration, after no one knew, I had to read my bible to find out. I was very calm for a long time after I understood.

I was touched.

I was occupied. I was moved. God loved this precious daughter of His so much He was determined to lead. His angels were working overtime. I am sure they still are.

I asked anyway.

You pray.
You expect God to answer.
He doesn’t just answer in the way that you have planned in your head.

He is God.

I had asked. I had promised, even made a covenant, made several or amended the first one.

“Never let me leave Lord, never let me lead myself”.

He cared.

Why wouldn’t I think He did?

The things on His calendar for me, I always got to know at the right time. This God was more than just words on a book.

The Holy Ghost was the comfort Jesus promised in the person of the Holy Spirit. My constant companion, my standby, my peace, my teacher. My all in all.

I can’t imagine living the Christian life without the Holy Spirit.

I hope this helps someone.













#BeStill #ExaltGod






#GoToSleep #TrustGod









Writing on the Holy Spirit and all the that He does.


I’ve been reflecting….

I went and read some mails from a wonderful woman who had been mentoring me online…sometimes all that you have is the online peeps and she said:

God never puts more on you than you can handle. Don’t worry about the people, focus on what God is saying.
24 May 2013

She will never know how she changed my direction with those words. She’s living God’s purpose for her and I want to live mine.
As concerns God and people, I am doing much more compared to other people, but if is unwise people who compare themselves with others, right?

What is eating me inside is that I could be doing more.  I don’t speak of more activities, I speak of being more open when I speak and not hesitating to speak. I hold back a lot of times.

My views are contrary to the world system. Any time I speak, I feel like my listener is saying,

Here comes the crazy dreamer again, let me fix you.

I don’t want to be fixed. I love how Jesus has changed my mind. I’m just so different, is all. So very different.

Romans 12: 2-3
(Read it)
Isn’t it amazing that in the place where the Apostle Paul wrote about being not conformed to the world but renewing your mind to God’s word so you can approve excellent things, or think like God, it is in the next verse he tells about the measure of faith that God has given every man?

The things you believe God for must have something to do with you renewing your mind.

I’m believing God for  awesomeness. So many awesome things. I can’t see it in the physical yet. It can be frustrating believing God for new things as opposed to holding on to the things be has given.

The enemy, that stupid dragon, has been throwing everything at me to get my mind off the word, I’m hanging in there. I think I will post the scriptures I’m believing for on my room wall.

My sister and her kids are back home. Miss them a lot. While they were around, they went to the faith wall we built in 2002 and they tore everything there to pieces. Except the white card board on the wall (I just glanced at it). The Holy Spirit must be asking me to build new dreams on that wall. Most everything, at least 98% of what we ask for has been done. I have to get to work, getting new scriptures and pictures of where we want to go and putting it up. God works with our imagination.
The Holy Spirit does His best to show this girl, who does her best not to be distracted, the way.


It’s waiting for new sets of promises to be put on them.

Okay, on to my favourite pictures of the week.


My 2008 goal: to develop the fruit of the Spirit using Mother Theresa as a role model. 2 Pet 1: 4-8 was my scriptural backing. Still believing God with them for fruitfulness. For bearing fruit.


Thank God His mercies endure forever. Sometime I feel like I live in a book God is writing. I pray I am always positioned right and that I bring Him glory by my words and actions and dressing (God considers these things).


I search the book like a lawyer. I know the bible has all answers so when I hit a roadblock, I go searching, for scriptures for comfort, scripture to put my trust in and scriptures to make war with.
Who has watched War Room? I’m still looking for a place to build my altar, for now I pray in the corridor or on the floor (I pray God will recognize all the places I use). If you have not watched it, do. It should change your prayer life and shift your priorities.


Help me Lord to take my hands off your battles and let You do your thing.
I’m passive aggressive. There’s a fight in me, not physical fight or cunning underhanded fight, I have the Holy Ghost in me and He’s great. He’s big, He’s the doer of everything God wants to do on earth.
I pray for grace to yield so He can lead. When He’s leading, I’m smiling, when I lead, I carry weight I know I cannot bear. I ask for wisdom, divine wisdom to know what to do, when to do and how to do. I thank God for phronesis. I take the right actions as led by the Spirit of God in Jesus name, amen.


Equipping: I’m being equipped daily to be the woman God has called me to be.


From the author of “When Heaven Invades Earth”, I collect his quotes. I was born to live in the glory of God. I was born to live in the glory of God. I was born to live in the glory of God. Amen.

Faithful & True


I am grateful!


Marriage advice from the event planner, pastor, dancer Funke Bucknor.


More advice from Heather from ” Pinky Promise.


#Loved #Blessed


The movie I was talking about, make sure you know what you are doing in your prayer closet.


Okay that’s a wrap.
Have a great week!

Children of the Light

4:32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you. Ephesians

Kindness has always been my thing. I didn’t want beauty as much as I wanted kindness. To be honest, I was already physically Beautiful. It was not of much value  to me. Today I am glad God didn’t listen to me about taking the beauty away, instead God gave inner beauty also.

If you live on this earth you probably know that no one, or few people are out to outdo themselves in kindness. Being nasty comes easier for the flesh. One of the things you don’t feel when someone has hurt you, is to be tender hearted. God requires it of you. There were times when this scripture used to grate on my nerve and press on my soul. It was, and still is God’s command to be kind.

When God says, be kind, it is easy to think doing this will be easy. We forget that we have an adversary who will utilize the people closest to us to hurt us so we can get out of the will of God. If we remember our adversary, we will be quick to yield to the Holy Ghost and be kind anyway.

Kindness is not a function of feeling but a function of choice. Also, the Holy Spirit will keep your heart tender if you but ask Him.

And our fellowship is with the Father…

I read 1John 1, 2 & 3 this morning. As I was reading it, I was like this apostle John is super duper perfect o. See the things he is saying. All the books of John are special to my heart. It is of note too, that he was the apostle who was  boiled in oil and the frying didn’t affect his skin or life. He didn’t get burned o. He didn’t die. He’s so amazing to me.

He said, our fellowship is with the Father. I love the Father o. How can you not love someone who loves you crazy. I can’t send my son to ransom anyone o. Apparently, God can do it and has done it. Is that not love? Abi, how do you define it?

I can be so selfish sometimes. I’m getting better at fellowship with God. He’s my father o, my commitment to spending time with Him should show it. Does it? I feel like I have been running away from God. But where can I hide? I have been present but absent. Abi, you don’t talk to someone you don’t trust. But I trust God nau. Do I? My action should show it.

What is this walk sef? What is God’s will for me? His purpose. I appear to know it but do I? In all entirety, do I? My thoughts are constantly moving from topic to topic. It’s the Holy Spirit of God o, the One who knows what is in the mind of God. He lives in me o. My number 1, abi. Without the Holy Spirit, it is all meaningless because, you can’t lead yourself without guidance. Tired of “hit and miss” when I can be accurate all the time. That’s my heritage, why shouldn’t I take advantage? He’s my Dad and Be wants to help me all the time.

5:8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: Ephesians

I was in darkness, alienated from the life of God but now I am connected and in union with God because of His son.

Thank you Jesus.

The beauty of being redeemed, bought, ransomed, set apart, separated for God to use.

Seems farfetched.

Too good to be true. But it is. The Holy Ghost bore witness to my spirit. Taught me. Reached me. He’s good. It’s not a cliche. He’s good to you too. Put His needs above yours. The good thing is that He puts your needs above His too. He supplies to His own standard, the standard of the covenant.

Do I understand covenant perfectly?

No. What I have understood so far has beat my imagination. He will beat your imagination too. God likes to keep His promises. I pray I yield to doing a better job keeping mine

5:18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; Ephesians

I want to be full of the Holy Spirit everyday and that is why I sing. And pray. And lift my heart up to God.

He’s good.

The world teaches you distrust.

Every time I worship, I have to learn to trust again. All things beautiful lie in trusting God. He’s faithful. He’s trustworthy.

Even in salvation, you must trust that there is comfort in Christ, and truth, and love redefined. God is enough.
He gives beauty for ashes. You must believe it, you’re not believing to make it true. It is already truth, it is the mind of God.

Believe and experience!

Now for my favorite pictures in recent time.


I’m learning o!


Did you see my “Straight Outta Zion” picture on Facebook.

It’s simply fantastic, beautiful, vibrant. Reminds me of the color “orange”.



My family are in town. I have been having a fabulous time o. I think God planned this. That is why I have not blogged lately. I have been talking too much. I have 5 sisters and one brother by the way.
Great people
Fabulous people
Oaks of righteousness
The planting of the Lord
God brings light out of darkness o, He’s not intimidated. He’s a God of wonders. He does wonderful things.
He covers and shield us with His blood o. Good God.



Purpose is what life is about.
Find purpose, God given purpose, spend your life fulfilling what God has for you. That is success, God’s way


I am His treasured possession. I belong to Jesus.


His mercies are new every morning.

They are. Don’t miss the little things and you won’t miss the good ones. He’s good all over, all around.


I like this guy.


Loved the quote


God’s promise to me.


Yes, do it.

Phillipians 4:8 will change your life
Don’t be satisfied to live any kind of life when God’s best is available

Reach for more.



Reinhard Bonnke’ cracks me up all the time.

Turn your Christianity on.
Walk by faith.

If you have not met Jesus, seek Him

I got nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award

The Versatile Blogger Nomination!

What does Versatile mean again? I have the meaning in my head, something about me being versatile, bringing it home to blogging, it means I can blog about many different things.

Let me get the dictionary definition.





able to adapt or be adapted to many different functions or activities.

“a versatile sewing machine”

synonyms:adaptableflexibleall-round,multifacetedmultitalented,many-sidedresourceful,protean; More



changeable; inconstant.

I love blogging. I sometimes am not in touch with my emotions or thoughts until I have blogged. It helps me put my worry on paper and give it to God. Blogging helps me articulate my thoughts. I love writing. I love finding out what I think. If I am angry. What is going on subconsciously in my thought life.

On the word versatile:

I clicked the pronunciation so I can be sure I’m getting it right. I like flexible and able to adapt. It looks good on me; those words.

I was nominated by Blessing. Her blog title is BlessingShares and she does share. I have never met her physically but she comes across as warm. I perceive she’s a resilient soul winner. Her follow up is good. She writes very interesting content targeted at developing you spiritually, career, work, basically fulfilling the reason you were made. Her blog is at

Thank you Blessing for nominating me. I’m honored to be picked.

Here areThe Rules:

Thank the person who gave you this award. 
Include a link to their blog.
You could include their names too.
Nominate 15 deserving bloggers you discovered recently for the Versatile Blogger Award — you should include a link to this site.
Tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself
…And answer the question of the day, if you may.
Do the above for your own nominees. Display the award on your Blog

What can I say about me? I don’t usually talk about myself. I think sometimes my inadequacies overwhelm me. Feels like the teenage years again. Well I look beyond those inadequacies to my uniqueness.

1. About Temperaments:
I’m a melancholy. Artistic, sacrificial, complete with the martyr complex. When I just got saved, I used to tell myself, Jesus has died already, and risen – there’s no need of any other. I’m dramatic. Conservative, not shy because I always manage to shed the shyness when I get on the stage to act and I’m a good one. The Holy Ghost had to do a great work in me sha, that’s all I’m saying for now. I had the melancholy weaknesses too. Always perfect, never wrong.
Let’s just say, I read the book (Why you act the way you do – by Tim & Bevery Lahaye) looked at the strengths of all the types and the weaknesses. I wrote down the strengths that I wanted and went for it. I wrote down the weaknesses and started praying to the Holy Spirit to help me eliminate the weaknesses. I hated the choleric traits but I found I needed some of its strengths so I read it too. That’s it for temperaments.

2. Laughter:
I don’t laugh. Strange abi.
I grew up used to winning. When I was winning I laughed uproariously, is that a word? When I wasn’t winning I crashed. I also had moods, I used to love  saying, I’m moody (sounds very American abi). The Holy Ghost again worked here. I learned to say what I wanted to see and unsay things not consistent with God’s word. Living a Spirit controlled life is a must now.
I learned to laugh at the devil. Really it works. The guy has been disarmed but he’s moving around seeing who he can deceive, because he can’t deceive everyone especially if they are armed. So I laugh especially as Psalm 2 says, God laughs.
I laugh with friends and family and sometimes at myself. I don’t take myself too seriously.

3. About the Gospel and my Saviour Jesus Christ:
I am born again. I am born of the Spirit. I have been baptized with the Holy Ghost.
Did I seek the Holy Ghost?
Hmmm. Those days, I didn’t even trust Him. God wooed me, God drew me. God ministered to me. The Holy  Spirit, He’s a comforter and that’s not just words. He’s more real to me than what I see with my eyes and touch with my hands. The saints must have been tarrying in prayer. The Holy Ghost used to direct me to scriptures I had never heard of, then he would send a Christian to come and teach me the specific scripture and what it means. I was like, this God takes me seriously o.

Yes o, I’m born again and proud of it.

The need for Corporate experience: 
I asked God for a year in a corporate office. The things that I learned are invaluable. I’m grateful for the time. So I’m learning to take my words seriously because God takes them seriously too. One of the things I learned is not to compromise on good excellent work, it speaks. So I don’t work so much if I’m tired, hungry or sleep deprived, it compromises excellence. Also never work at what you don’t love or enjoy doing.

5. Life taught me to write:
The only thing I love to do more than write is read. I was journaling as early as 11. I wrote novels, books, drew cartoons. I love telling stories and listening to gist. I’m hardly a talker, I’m more of a thinker. I can be having 6 conversations in my head. I learned to speak pidgin so i could include it in my books. I ask questions from people I have never met to make my
novels or articles real.

6. The importance of Family: 
My family is my #2. They are very important to me. I can do anything for them. I don’t defend myself. I don’t need to, I have a God who is committed to doing that. I defend family though. Precious family. I share faith, food, money, time, emotions etc.
My sister says, they don’t wash blood. I love my family. We serve God by choice not by default.

7. Life gave me a Passion:
Passion has always been a part of me and causes.The Holy Ghost gave my passion direction.
I’m passionate about God, sports and politics.

The passion shows up in the expression of my faith.  In the fulfilment of purpose. In my judgment of what matters and what doesn’t.

Thank you Blessing for the opportunity to write. Thank you.

Now, my Nominees are:

He writes very lovely posts. I read one on the syrophoenician woman today. Very graphic.

She’s witty. She’s smart. She’s an engineering girl. She reminds me of one of my bffs, so bold and smart. She was always telling me things about boys, what they mean and what they are about. Miss her. She’s in Yankee.

This guy is a married guy. Although he’s married he’s concerned about the gospel. Really surprising. And he doesn’t make funny passes or make you feel uncomfortable. Good blog too.

I love her name, I love her blog. She’s amazing and a delight. She’s warm and kingdom concerned.

I met her on twitter I think. She has amazing posts, very edifying. If you want to grow into the measure of the fullness of the stature of Christ, visit her blog. She’s pretty authentic.

This guy is funny. His posts are annoying but I keep reading them. I believe he deserves a nomination. Even though the direction i’d go, when writing, is very different from the direction he takes. Am I controlling? Maybe a little. I believe in happy ever after and I’m not changing my mind.

She writes abstract. It is a blog about a woman’s journey towards adoption. I can be intellectual and say I read it to gain perspective. Nope. I just liked the blog.

She likes my posts a lot. I read all her posts from gmail but hardly comment. The disadvantage of having a mobile phone. It is sometimes difficult to comment. I love the posts anyway. She wrote an article on being fat and the rigours that go with it. I feel bad because I have made fun of a girl for being fat but only because she was rude to my eldest sis. She never forgot but she’s forgiven me because I can be so supportive.

9. https://selahafrikcom
They share gospel music and gospel artists making waves in Nigeria and general news. I believe their lips are filled with grace because they don’t gossip or complain.

She has a very transparent blog where she shares on many things all in line with God’s word. She also loves the Holy Ghost. Her love for family is apparent on her blog too. She’s Frances.

Her words dance about in her blog. Is she poetic? I don’t know. I just know that her words run fast and they are beautiful.

She is a smart and dynamic individual and it comes across from her blog. She’s passionate about governance and empowerment. Incredibly intelligent.

She has a beautiful soul, she impacts you just by speaking to you. She has the makings of a world changer. She’s warm and a huge influencer. Her blog is just like her. Warm and lively.You come away from her blog feeling empowered.

I want to be like this guy when I grow up. He’s so committed to God. He’s all those kind of people who carry out kingdom agenda and know what they are doing.

This guy likes writing about sex. I always wonder why he likes tagging me on twitter with sex posts. They are not porn though. It is what Christians could read to prepare for marriage. I didn’t say practice o. You are on your own if you are headed in that direction.

Hello Nominees, kindly describe what ‘your faith‘ means to you, in one sentence. :D

Do have all the fun doing this…Let me know if you do :D👏

I didn’t call everyone on my page. I wish I could. This blog post is hard work. I have spent more than a day composing adjusting, extracting links. It’s satisfying. So many awesome people have interacted with my blog and I am grateful to you all. Your likes, shares and comments are a huge deal to me.

Now my favourite part. Fav pictures of the week or er forthnight.


Yes. Share only in safe places. Those places exist. Ask me if you need a safe place to share.

If you are a woman, I’ll direct you to the right resources. If you are a man I will direct you to the right resources too. I have the privilege of knowing some awesome people whose boss is God. I’m working towards getting to that place where my boss is God and He is the One I should please.


Help me O God.


Some people are easy to move. Some are harder to love. God wants me to love both. By God’s grace I am getting there.


I’m fixing my eyes on Jesus. Looking on the Son/Sun of righteousness.


I’m on my way to destination Jesus. I follow where He leads by grace.

Have a great week people.

Blogging for newbies

Wanna learn to blog?
It is easy.

Blogging can be on a whim or on a time table.

What’s been happening lately?

I’m taking a crash course on meekness and self control. I’ve been examining my life and I think I let some things go. I’m working on being more yielded to the Holy Spirit too.

What has been happening in my world?

My world is doing great by the grace of God. I carry my own atmosphere. When it comes to the world system though, they keep getting crazier. Adultery is legal in SA, Incest is legal in Germany; Gay marriage is legal in the US and all that.
Those laws don’t change the laws of God. Grateful for that. I am glad I know Jesus because I imagine how confusing it will be for those whose principles are not guided by God. They would eventually experiment and start being led by the enemy.

I love to please God. That is the one thing that was imparted to my spirit when I got baptized with the Holy Ghost.

The Holy Spirit you receive at new birth is for development of fruit. I need the Holy Ghost so much right now. If there’s something I desire so much, its fruit. I had a dream early this year or sometime last year about fruit on a tree and I know it has some significance to me. God is interested in fruit bearing and I should be too.

God wants me meek, kind, humble, full of faith, faithful, practicing goodness, long suffering, loving, joyful, patient, and all of those things

He expects these things to increase in my life and this is my focus for the week, month, the rest of the years, developing good fruit.

I desire to fulfil the purpose of God for my life more than anything. I am preparing for it daily by the grace of God. I pray for the breathe of the Holy Spirit on my plans. I’d gladly forfeit my plans for His any time as soon as I am certain of His will.

Response to gay marriage:

Some people say, walk in love.
Some people declare their stand.

I don’t hate gay people. I hate the fact that they are influenced by the devil.

I pray daily to continually remain under the influence of the Holy Ghost. Without the Holy Ghost, without God’s presence in my life I would be just flesh and be like the rest of the world. I want to be like God, live like Jesus, be conscious of heaven and that it is my home daily. I am a visitor on the earth living amongst people who need a saviour. My heart goes out to them and I must have a corresponding action to that compassion. I must do all I can to reach them, invite them to church to meet with Jesus, give them a chance at salvation by telling them about the man who was God who came to the earth on a mission to grow up and die and a cross. The price of redemption is great. Let me share it. I receive grace to do so.

So which response is right?
Which one is wrong?

Some of my favorite pics for this week are:


I’m a new creation
Conscious of being in God’s family
A citizen of heaven
I’m born of God
Yes, I’m living the Christ life, no longer my own.


I’ve been teaching my sis this. Just because you’re angry doesn’t mean you can use words that don’t edify.

Words destroy
Words build
You’re a king and a priest
Stay conscious of what you are saying daily
God expects you to be a good steward of your words.


I want to be like Jesus all of the time.
So help me God.


Miracle are gotten and kept words
Everything you need is already inside you
Because the Holy Ghost is living in you.

If you’re born again God’s Spirit lives in you.
If you’re not, email me at and I’ll help meet the best person you will ever meet forever.


I got this from a Christian friend of mine. They are action plans to act what you believe. She trains me in certain areas.

Faith: acting what you believe.


I’m a citizen of heaven, yay!


Yes I do.
I can never love Jesus like He loves me but I love Him as much as I can right now.


Unconditional love.



God’s word


Hearing God happens naturally.
It started with waking me daily for prayer meeting cos I used to love my sleep so much.
#Grace #Discipline




God has been good.
Tough month but I have seen so much good that He’s done, I’m amazed

I would gladly live daily amazed because God has shown me The wants to do me good daily.

I’m humbled by His love.


NB: On blogging, write on what you are passionate about.


Faith & Love & Other things

Easier when it is uncomplicated. God is goodness personified so whatever you’re desiring God wants better for you.
Heb 11:6
He that comes to God must believe that He is…

The sovereign God does exist. I have come to Him and I rest secure under the shadow of His wings. My path shines brighter.

It is only difficult when self is reigning. When you let go and let God it comes easy.
I’m not perfect at walking in love but I stay willing. I’m the love child of a love God. How can I do any less?

I tried to be less committed to the church emotionally and physically but God is having none of that. He is doing so many spiritual surgeries in me and mine, I’m grateful for His goodness.

So I’m gonna walk in love in church and outside of it, my flesh don’t like it but as Jesus is my Lord and owner, I submit to His rulership. To the best of my ability and His ability.

This relationship with God is awesome. He keeps challenging my thought patterns with His word and I stay surrendering to thinking like Him all the time.

I am not certain of all things all the time but I am certain that God is always with me and doing me good all the time and working His will in my life daily. He’s leading, guiding and protecting me and mine.

Wait for it, though it tarry, it will come…

Sovereignty is a powerful word.

In God’s sovereignty He doesn’t do just anything, He does good. Look out for His goodness…

Here’s some of the things I meditated on this week:


My sister made me an aunt last month. Lord I give you glory.
Knowing family, we are all pitching in and sacrificing to nurture the new life God has blessed us with. With the help of the Holy Ghost, we will be good stewards.


Pastor Saeed is one of the persecuted Christians. I pray that he will be able to subdue His flesh and tap into the heavenly resources prepared for Him. I also pray for the comfort of the Holy Spirit for his wife and children.


My confidence. I heard this scripture first in February 2001. As usual I was doubting love. Independent me. I was at my wits end. Awesome Father that God is, He wouldn’t give up on me. I dialogued and dialogued and dialogued with God before trusting Him.

I asked questions tire, when he wouldn’t let go, the burden wouldn’t lift from my spirit, I told him I’d say yes. When the altar call was made, I still wouldn’t step out. I eventually surrendered on the 23rd of March while watching Turning Point at 1am. Got the Holy Spirit 6 months later and I don’t ever doubt God’s because He went to great lengths to show it and prove it. He’s always ready to answer my questions.

Got God?
If you don’t, you should seek Him and find Him and never leave Him. He’s a great friend, great Father, great protection. His staying power inspires me to have staying power in my relationship with Him.
I remember when I just graduated and was looking for a church, any church to worship Him. I woke up to rain. I had no umbrella. I convinced my sister that we can walk in the rain to go and see God. It was a 45 min walk. In the rain. When you dare God, He rises to meet your expectation. God doesn’t fit no text book or no box, He can do anything and usually does for those who would step out of their comfort zone to believe and trust Him. Above all


In God’s  kingdom, everyone is valuable. Take your place. I was worried recently that I wasn’t  reverencing God like I should. I kept putting pressure on myself until I created a distance between God and me. Devotion was difficult because I assumed God was not pleased. Maybe He wasn’t. I wasn’t paying attention.

“Son, attend to my word…”

I think I wasn’t depending on Him like I should or talking to Him. I was sure He was still interested in my life because I was getting instructions and miracles. It wasn’t enough because there was no intimacy with God. I was the ultimate sorter…laugh out loud.

I don’t know that I’m as intimate with God as I should but at least I’m talking to God again. Like “How far? What about this, is it okay with you?”
I’m talking sha


My path is shining brighter o jare
God hasn’t changed His mind
When I’ve been in His presence, the crowd doesn’t bother me.
I’m whole and complete.

Reading my bible this morning,

“Because I have set the Lord at my right hand, I shall not be moved”


“Some trust in horses and others in chariots but our trust is in the name of the Lord”.

Love Month

As the love month ends
Walking in love continues
All those stubborn enemies I will deal with you
The more vindictive you get, the more I’m gonna love you till you get tired of being onto me.
Not with natural love
With natural love, I want to smash you on the head with that big stone they used to cover Jesus tomb
See thoughts
Thank God for his mercy shall.


This week I need to remember that the enemy is the spirit behind the people and not the people
The enemy is the devil
Weapons like big stones don’t work against principalities and powers.
Prayer and love works
Lord give me grace to pray to you and not do a prayer ritual that covers the bases
Help me fellowship with you.
Help me get my engine started and feed me with utterance
Keep my cup full always
Help me keep my attention on You and away from distractions
Help me keep my prayers sincere and not impressive

I’m glad I don’t have to impress You
I’m secure in Your love.
Help me simply say:
“Papa, its Your daughter, I’m here again, I need You”

And when you say what’s been happening, “I say, everything with a huge sigh”

Then I cover it all in prayers.

I’ve been seeing God’s goodness all month long. Help me tell my Lord, thank You. I don dey talk am, e be like say e no go ever reach.

Here are my favourite pics this week.





Have a great week y’ll