Nothing in particular and that tea ad (can you guess?)


Culture.

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…

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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.

Thoughts…


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

There is a God


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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.

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

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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.

Amen.

Faith & Love & Other things


Faith:
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.

Love:
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:

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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”

And

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

Faith and other things…


Faith abi!

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I remember mouthing off on Facebook and someone said, Tessa, do a faith series.

 My heart fell inside my chest lol! I said, no. This is not my direction. I just want to live my life and just do the random thing. Live a life in the media, just not in front of the camera if I can help it. Live a good Christian life that pleases God, not just one that gets me in conflict with the body of believers. I use that word loosely cos church life is not easy for me. I love to avoid responsibility because there’s always more. You can’t set the limit. Live a life that is meaningful; just not have to deal with people and their nosiness and their idiosyncrasies and their flesh. You know sometimes I just want to be and my mom won’t let me be, my sisters won’t let me be, my family oooooohhh ughhhhr How I love them, How they get on my nerves cos I can’t set the limits.

 For me, faith doesn’t have a definition. Faith was God telling me ‘I am’ and I was like, ‘so what, you’re late, don’t bug me’. Three months later I was saved. What was faith after that? Faith was spending time with God, speaking to Him, worshipping, running from my fears and finding the one who had the answers. I remember being sarcastic and unbelieving even in my unbelieving. I remember the Holy Ghost waking me up to pray (I’m so lazy now, that has to change) giving me words to say not just tongues but real words, giving me scripture that I had never read before. My first bible was a teen study bible, I read it cover to cover (as did most of my friends) it was just so interesting and it answered so many questions in my language it seemed.

 

After college faith was getting to NYSC and coming back, the Holy Ghost has a way of sending people. He cushioned me to and fro and made arrangements I knew nothing about for me to be taken care of from accommodation to feeding to friends to church to leisure (I played volley ball during my NYSC year, I was one of the best in the team). Faith was having fun working for the first time in my life and still I met God’s servants in far away Ondo, forever advising. By now I had learned to just say, ‘Thank you sir or thank you ma, amen’.

 

After service faith was doing the right thing as usual even though I wasn’t sure why, I mean few people do the right thing anyway but oh well, my nudging says, right direction.

Faith was having dreams, not many people trust them, but what the heck make your choice, I will make mine. Faith is having dreams; I still have them, and following instructions. Why because if I didn’t follow instructions, would I follow my head?

 

Faith is following the step by step process God has laid down if you follow the last step. Last step? Do I skip some steps? More like stumble on some if I am not spiritually alert? Am I spiritually alert? Am I jumbled up? Am I weak?

 Child Like Faith

I don’t judge after the hearing of my eyes or the seeing of my eyes. I am on the right track. My words matter so darn much because my words are my faith. I may not always be conscious of what I am saying but my internal compass works just fine. The inward witness, hmmm hmmm, na you biko, you are Lord. Who can take Your place? There is none besides thee and none to be compared with thee.

The Holy Ghost is the greatest teacher

What is faith?

 It is not the self righteousness I sometimes feel, it is the righteousness of God and the confidence that comes with knowing I have it.

 Back to work, on Wednesday I should write something more

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I am a son of God… #Glad about it


Someone nominated me for a praise challenge and I don’t have a challenge praising God but I used to.

I found this:

What do you think of Jesus and how He lived?

It is a push for me. I love it!

Romans 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

8 days to go… #Gi13


 

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I’m building momentum as the days get closer

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The presence of the Father

It is going to be so awesome

I’m bidding my time

It is gonna be power packed no doubt

The much waited Gi13

I can imagine how I would be after camp

Definitely I would make more iMpact

Cos I would be conformed to the image of Christ

So much more

The word i’ll hear

The ministrations, they will make me

I am already seeking the face of God everyday

I have emptied myself of all that I know

So I can receive everything there that day

The anticipation is crazy 

The world is waiting!

So I am eager to express all that is God

and by it shine the light of God

(Its the year of the Spirit)

And I am expectant!

What does God want?

 

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