I played this skit about 300 times when I found it in 2008. It is still new. Since I have grown since 2008, Continue reading
I played this skit about 300 times when I found it in 2008. It is still new. Since I have grown since 2008, Continue reading
In the spirit of joy, love and sharing, Coca-Cola Nigeria is hosting a Christmas Carol singing contest on Speazie, a mobile music app that allows users to create and share songs.
The contest celebrates the joy of giving over the festive period, through singing a Christmas song to those that make Christmas memorable.
The Contest is set to start on the 19th of December to end on the 8th of January.
How To Enter Continue reading
I like writing. I know how to write all kinds of posts. I know how to change the focus of my writing to fit the niche that I am writing for but the moment Continue reading
Having a little fun……
Can you fill this out without lying?
When I am thirsty I drink coke. There are times and things that a bottle of coke will not satisfy. Sometimes we are willing to take any and everything that doesn’t satisfy maybe because of ignorance or maybe because we do not want to know the Lord yet. Continue reading
The Donald is president
Isn’t it strange that me #1 female empowerment activist is supporting Trump? It is oh but I feel no apologies because God’s kingdom agenda matters to me more than my own. My own must be intertwined with his own.
I know some people are sad, sorry. Continue reading
New word: Facsimile:
Meaning: An exact copy, as of a book, painting or manuscript, or just as God
(Italics/bold added by me)
To reproduce in facsimile, make a facsimile of
A God gives birth to a god.
…whosoever is born of God overcomes the world.
Saying that Jesus is Lord is a privilege. As a child it seems as if it is a trap because you see all the expectations that God places on you because He has put some things in you that He Continue reading
God has a dream for each and every one. God has a dream for my family and for me. In my limited experience, when you want something to come to pass so much, you have to plant God’s word in your heart.
God wants more than me for His dream about me to come to pass. He has angels on assignment for me. Messenger angels, warrior angels, angels with a compass and a map, he has all Continue reading
Watch the trailer and see if you would like the movie.
I already do.
It will be very interesting to see how things used to be.
Currently listening to Bethel Music and Jeremy Riddle ‘Enthroned’.
Funny thing. I was introduced by my colleague who is fascinated with being a Jew. I wonder what he’s searching for. Continue reading
TEEBILLZ ON THE ROAD TO RECOVERY WITH STRONG MEN BEHIND HIM
On the 28th of April 2016, Teebillz and Tiwa Savage went from the celebrity couple everybody admired to the most controversial celebrity home Continue reading
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Do you posses the Qualities to become the new face of AJEGUNLE CITY……then
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Teamwork makes the dream work
What is team work?
Teamwork is working together with someone who has the same mind, heart, spirit and is working towards the Continue reading
A pilgrimage experience it is said can be one of the most spiritually uplifting experiences a human being can experience. Something about seeing the historical sites you’ve only read about in your bible, walking along the streets along which the Lord Jesus walked and along which he was scourged that uplifts the spirit and brings nourishment to the soul. It is a trip that everyone should take at least once in a life time. Preferably twice.
Have you always planned to visit Jerusalem or tour Israel from Lagos, Nigeria? Have you been overwhelmed by the seeming complexity of the logistics? What hotels to visit? What sights to see? A friendly face that will guide and advice you throughout your stay, explaining to you the customs of the people, where and what to eat and taking care of all the general logistics of such a journey?
Have you been put off by the seemingly high cost of such an experience?
Not to worry. The Dynax Travel Team has stepped in to help you visit Israel from Lagos Nigeria while taking away all the complexities. At Dynax Travel Agency, we have put together a yearly trip to tour Jerusalem and visit Israel from Lagos Nigeria for you and your family. Our plan takes away all the burden, all in a neat little package that includes;
1. Flight Booking
2. Visa Acquisition
3. Hotel reservation and booking
4. Tour guide
5. Visit to important sites such as Mount Olives, The Wailing Wall, Mount Camel, Boat cruise on the Sea of Galilee and the empty tomb of Jesus, Visit Jerusalem and many more.
6. Chaperone services
7. On-destination logistics such as eating arrangements, cultural exposition, bus and city transport systems
8. Many more.
All at a very affordable price.
Going for a holiday this year?
Take the opportunity to treat the family to an uplifting spiritual experience even while enjoying the perks of a regular holiday. Hear some of our past clients testimonies
“I went to Israel in 2015 on a trip packaged by Dynax Travels. It was my first time there but I never felt I was away from home or in a strange place. The Dynax team took care of every little detail of the trip which included feeding, transportation, hotel reservation, room selection, and more. They obviously had a good rapport with the tour guide. The whole trip was so smooth and refreshing. The Dynax travel team are truly professionals with travels and tours.” …Omotee
“Visiting Israel for me was a great encounter. I had heard several stories and read a lot about Jerusalem, so I looked forward to a visit that will change my whole Christian experience.We were 58 women in total lead by Rev Mrs Funke Felix Adejumo. We had one person join us from Australia, three persons from the US and two from the UK. We flew into Israel from Tel Aviv.
Our tour guide was simply fantastic. We visited a lot of places which included the western wall also known as the Wailing Wall. Had the opportunity of visiting the house of Simon the tanner, the mount of olives, mount camel, the empty tomb of Jesus to mention but a few.
The boat cruise on the Sea of Galilee was an unforgettable experience. The Dead Sea was also a beautiful encounter.
We had opportunity to gather every evening to pray although we prayed at every site visited.
Israel indeed is a really a place to visit as the bible comes alive.
I also remember the baptism experience at the river Jordan. The crown of it all is the JP ceremony where everyone was decorated with lapel pins as Jerusalem pilgrims .The food also was fantastic” …Rachel Kayode-Adele.
“My trip to Israel was indeed a dream come true for I had always wanted to visit the holy land. It brought the bible alive to me as I could easily relate to the stories since I am kinesthetic in nature (a feeler ). I came to understand why the fig tree was cursed and much more. The visit to every site was awesome especially at Simon the tanner’s house… oh! I can’t forget it was awesome.
The food and hospitality of the people was splendid! Especially on Sabbath (friday). It was like a big wedding or feast with all kinds of delicacies and drinks(you don’t want to miss it).
I loved the language and picked some words like boker tov (good morning ) toda raba (thank you very much) and not to forget the famous shalom that means hello, welcome and goodbye. I can’t forget the song that we were taught by our tour guide. My son even sings it now (the peace song) wow! I could go on and on but one needs to….. how do they say a taste of the pudding is in the eating LOL.
All of these experiences were made possible by Dynax travels n tours the organization was par excellence indeed I had a great time and would recommend it to anyone. Still smiling from the experience” …Joan Kpandei.
For more user testimonies and pictures about our last trip, please click here to see our facebook page.
This year the trip to tour Israel is slated for July 29 to August the 7th. Reach us on the following numbers to make your booking now. Remember spaces are limited on each tour, so hurry and do your booking now.
Rachel on 08023050778
Esther on 07069370693
52 Ogudu Road,
Ojota, Lagos State.
I believe I am called to influence culture. I don’t see myself as a ministry person. I see myself as someone living life in a different way, standing out from the world’s way of doing things because I am choosing the kingdom way however unpopular it is.
I want to change the way women view themselves. I want to change the way men view themselves too.
I want to change the way people do themselves. If you start renewing your mind daily even subconsciously, it would be progress.
I am always n the look out for progress however little it may seem, I imagine I am Elijah’s servant looking out for the cloud that would bring the first rain in three and a half years, na so.
Sometimes i wonder if putting this up actually makes a difference.
Those are the times of discouragement that don’t really last for me because I knw
I go in search of encouragement
Great people encourage themselves. I believe that you are greatness undiscovered Take your identity back. God knows who you are better than you know yourself…
I believe that you can change the world
God trusts you. You need to trust Him too.
The only way I can change the world is if I believe that I can. The only way I am ever going to change the world is if I believe that I can. I can even change my own piece of earth even if that amounts to just 12 people or 30 people or 1000 people or 10,000 people or 1 million people. The key thing is to believe that it starts with one person. As a Christian, the fastest way to change someone else is to change you first. As a Christian, the fastest way to change someone else is to surrender yourself so the Holy Spirit can work transformation, His special brand of, “do this”, “No not that”, “Go to this place”, “Be here”, “No, I don’t want you here” brand and His knack of showing you decisions and outcomes of the decisions and seeing what you choose. See, it is still your choice but He’s leading you and yet leaving you to make the right choices. Bah! Who am I to complain? He’s good. Too good.
Romans 12:2 seems easy but it is not because it calls on you to deny yourself. To surrender. First it is the power to say the words, “I surrender to You, Jesus” then it is the power to act out that surrender daily. The word says “His commandments are not grievous” and so I will be going with His word.
I watched this video about consent and ii am going to share it. I realize that Nigerians are people who have a culture that makes talking about sex difficult but this video makes it easy. You get to talk about sex without talking about it. There, I said it.
My position is of course, a huge NO. Premarital sex is a huge no.
I once listened to a message where the preacher said part of being excellent is deciding not to have sex before marriage even if the marriage is in two weeks time. Pursuit of holiness in spite of the prevailing culture is something that is still important to God.
That said, this videos says everything I don’t know how to communicate without offending the male folks or the female folks.
Yes, enjoy and feel free to share. It is on youtube.
Talentpager Nigeria Limited, a Nigerian app developer announces their latest offering, CardPager- an app that enables you create a digital business card in about 5 minutes.
Using Card Pager Virtual Business Cards, you can create and share your business contact information in the form of a digital card via QR Code scanning, Pin share, Bluetooth, email, sms etc.
Forever – By Kari Jobe
You want to know what redemption is without the words
Who Jesus is
and how He came to the earth for you.
Listen to this.
Have a great Monday
You are making progress this week
Mountains are becoming flat grounds for you this week because of who your God is.
Just remember, because the greater One Jesus lives in you, you have all that it takes
You are complete in Him.
PS. Look out for the spoken word after about 7 minutes.
I love words, but I love words about God, they are alive and potent, they are anointed. God is so amazing. Listen to those words and see who God is to you or who He can be to you.
God is love.
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If God says you are blessed, you’re blessed…
No narrative however intelligent sounding changes that.
Absolutes you can depend on:
With the Holy Ghost on your side, you can never be disadvantaged:
You are recreated with the nature of God. With the nature of God, you can overcome and overpower every situation, circumstance of challenge by engaging the power of your faith. Don’t ever think that you don’t have faith. Everyone who has confessed Jesus as Lord has a measure of faith, you just have to start using it. It is like a muscle, the more you use it, the Continue reading
I have tried to run from ministry. I have tried to bury my head in the sand. I have hated ministry yet loved Jesus, yes I thought I could.
I find that knowing Jesus, loving Jesus, I cannot but embrace ministry because of the great commision. God has called me to disciple the nations and there is no escape if I say that I am a follower of Jesus. My call is to do as Jesus commands. Tis the only reason I choose and agree to embrace and engage ministry.
So today i will be talking about women in ministry. I will not be talking much, instead i will be quoting Myles Munroe from the book “The Principle of Fatherhood”.
I have read the whole book. I want to focus on chapter 6: Father as Head and Leader.
I will be quoting some things written by Myles Munroe.
He started from 1 Corinthians 14:34-35
Women should remain silent in the churches.They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the Law says. If they want to inquire about something, they should ask their own husbands at home; for it is disgraceful for a woman to speak in the church. – 1 Corinthians 14:34-35
This silences me all the time.
It confuses me about how to behave and conduct myself in church that I may please God.
Let me type what Myles Munroe said in the book. Some will agree, some will disagree but this is what Myles Munroe said.
“It is important to understand the full context of this scripture in order to appreciate the true value and impact of Paul’s admonition. In the church meetings at Corinth, there were many problems because some of the people who converted to the Christian faith came from prostitution and pagan practices. Some of the services were at the risk of becoming wild or uncontrollable if those new converts reverted to their old pagan practices Furthermore, in the synagogues, men and women were separated. The men would sit in the main area while the women sat behind them or in a balcony. In this setting, many women would ask their husbands questions about what the rabbi was teaching by speaking through a grill or from a balcony.
First, Paul was saying that God wants ORDER and decency in the church. Second, it was not CULTURALLY in order for a woman to speak in public. And third, Paul knew that when the wife went home, she should then ask her husband to answer her questions about what had been taught. The implication is that the husband should know the answer. In fact the husband should have anticipated his wife’s questions and taught her the word or law before she went to the synagogue.
Yes a woman has ministry gifts and should exercise them. The problem with women speaking in the church was a male problem. When fathers and husband fulfilled their responsibilities as as the heads of the home, women did not have to ask questions in the middle of a service. They received their answers from the head of the family who spoke with God’s voice to the family”
That was awfully long.
I cannot say that I understand everything that was written there but I like the fact that “a woman has ministry gifts and should exercise them“
I think this is enough for today.
I remember getting saved, there was nothing neat about it. It was a decision I had been coming to. It wasn’t easily done. Changing beliefs never is.
It was not taken lightly either. I used to be very self-conscious. I still am sometimes. But I had to learn to share me.
You know Galatians 2:20, yes I do too. The first time I quoted that scripture, I felt exposed because I had to let go of me and take hold of Christ. All my thought patterns and my perfect character that I so admired, or thought I did had to fall away. My careful, quiet, studious, smart, conservative personality had to fall away because I can’t be that person and still witness Christ.
My plans had to fall apart and fall away and even as I constantly make plans, God still takes apart what doesn’t look like where He is taking me to and makes it fall like a pack of cards so His plans for me can come to fruition.
It isn’t pretty, it is many times messy and unplanned but then that is God, heaven invading earth and doing the awesome things that we as human beings could never accomplish on our own. It is always for the better
Least He always makes better.
I used to be so organized. Now I still am but I expect God’s interruptions and directions.
Our hearts, the heart of man is terribly wicked. Any time you encounter another heart and you see beauty, know that that man or that women has encountered a God bigger, stronger and greater than himself or herself and that is what/who makes us beautiful.
What am I saying?
God is not someone you write a timetable for or expect Him to follow your directions. Where He leads is not always clear because He only ever gives the next step and I believe that He ue it to build trust. Getting to trust the Lord makes the journey worthwhile.
God wants my attention and He wants yours too.
More than anything else man will bear fruit easier when Jesus does the leading. I pray that I would always hear God and not have to be knocked on the head or shaken out of my course before I know what God is saying.
I am currently listening to songs by Jeremy Riddle and Glory Unseen
How a Medical doctor who earns #171,000 monthly started making #2.5million monthly from Oil and Gas biz despite the fall in crude oil price without owning a Fuel station.
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For me, this is the year that I am three times better, make three times more, love three times more, serve three times more, sow three times more, reap three times more or more.
How do we reap these good things?
If we are going to make three time more, it only goes to say that we are taking advantage of Continue reading
I am always thinking.
It is my weakness and my strength when I can’t control what filters into my mind and my strength when I determine to arm myself with books and tapes and control the environment and the people I let into my circles.
I always pondering.
What does God feel? What does God think? Why does God give me the time of the day? If he didn’t what would be my faith? Why is God so good? Continue reading
I’m so direct, it is sometimes annoying!
I asked the Holy Ghost to lead me yesterday morning and He did.
One of the things that just makes steam come out of my head is when I ask God for help and He gives me instruction and I don’t want to listen anymore because the instruction seems difficult and painful to my flesh.
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
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.
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
SOME OF THE LESSONS I HAVE LEARNED
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 WordPress.com 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.
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.
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.
Think about 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 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”.
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.
BEST PICTURES FOR THE WEEK
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
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.
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!
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”
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 http://www.blessingshares.wordpress.com
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.
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:
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.
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. 😀
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.
God doesn’t like compromise
He doesn’t care that you are not with the popular crowd.
God doesn’t want you to have your needs met by men, He can meet your need.
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It doesn’t have to make sense
but in the year 2017
because of the awesome manifestations of the Spirit of the Lord
Whatever it is, it can only get better
In 2017, amidst the many displays of the flesh all over the earth
The Spirit of the Lord will triumph over the flesh
Everything in and around me comes under the influence of the Holy Spirit
Hearts of those that matter are focused only what will matter in the light o eternity
What matters to God
This is the year to go beyond people pleasing
into the very will of God
His rhema word and His agenda for the now
It is our year of great triumphs over the flesh, the world and the devil
We will joy and rejoice in the things that please God
and mourn and change our minds in the things that don’t please Him
Because we are coming into the era where the ones that resemble Christ
in heart, spirit, truth and in authenticity.
The year of double for all the trouble.
Glory to the Lord
We will shine because we move by phronesis
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