The riches of earth’s mines cannot compare to the wealth, depth and glorious riches of heavenly treasures God has for His children.
- Buky Ojelabi
In this month of June may you have a divine encounter with the Lord and may your life never remain the same.
An encounter with God is better than any theology, preaching or second hand account of events.
Our lives are shaped by our experiences but an encounter with God will trump a lifetime of experiences.
I had heard of you by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees you (Job 42:5 ESV)
Personally, waiting is not fun. I don’t want to wait. I want it now, no, I want it last year!
Does that mean I’m impatient? Well, I don’t think so, lol. I think of myself as a woman of great faith with total trust in the Lord.
So, if I have this great measure of faith in God, and I trust Him. Why don’t I just relax in my waiting on Him?
Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him. (James 1:12 ESV)
The last time I checked, I am still human, and it’s ok to have expectations.
That said, “Something worth having is worth waiting for.”
While waiting is not fun, I know its good for me. If your heart’s desire is important to you, waiting will be bearable.
But know that the LORD has set apart the godly for himself; the LORD hears when I call to him. (Ps 4:3 ESV)
Waiting is part of God’s refining process, a test of your faith, character and motives. Waiting time teaches us to rely on God as we can do nothing of ourselves.
Joshua’s first year was challenging for us, he was sick a lot. I had to wake up daily believing for his healing. There were days I wanted to be done with it; I was also tempted to question God.
The medications were not effective and boy did he go through different medications. I spend too many times at his pediatrician, taking him for several tests.
Mind you I have 2 other children, not to forget a husband, and my worn-out cranky self to take care of.
Without warning or notice Joshua got better. Till today we’ve never had a concrete diagnosis.
Joshua’s healing was worth waiting for. It was worth getting up everyday for; it was worth looking forward to. Now it didn’t seems so long or that horrible.
Now it’s your turn.
You are not to give up or throw in the towel. Dig your heels in and bear it. Pay the price now to see your desires come true. Put on your big girl pants and suck it in. I have faith in you to do this. But first you need to hand it over to God. If you’ve got to cry, so be it.
How much do your really want it?
I have played many roles in my life. I bet there is an Oscar award for me somewhere.
I tried to be what other think I should be, it never last.
I have been who I’m not to make others happy, hoping that it will lead to love. In my long distance past, I have been the bad girl, the good girl and the absolutely party girl.
Throughout those times I was trying to discover myself. I didn’t know who I was, and I thought being someone else will be better than a nobody.
I eventually found me, not that I went anywhere in the first place. Once I discovered who I am, the whole shebang starts to fall into place.
Stop trying to fit into people’s idea of who you are, or should be. Be yourself and own it. Nobody is perfect, so stop putting yourself down and wishing to be someone else.
No wonder we have so many broken relationships Who do plan to be in your next relationship? When will the real you show up?
The truth is, you may be unreasonable, difficult, high maintenance, fabulous, dramalicious sista, perfectionist, sensitive and lovely.
Whatever you are or trying to change about your. The right person for you will see past all of that, inasmuch you are authentic. Be honest about yourself, and some of your crazy ways may soon become endearing to him.
God doesn’t put two people that are the same together. He brings two people who are polar opposite together to become one.
You are amazing and there is no one like you in this universe. Let him see it, and give love a chance.
God’s thoughts towards you are loving, precious, of peace, to prosper, and of a future filled with hope.
In a world constantly changing, our God is unchangeable. His thoughts towards you will stand forever and from generation to generation
There is nothing you can ever do to change God’s thoughts towards you. Only God’s words will stand the test of time.
Remember, it doesn’t matter what anyone else think about you, their thoughts are a mere breath, worthless and futile. It has not power over you except you receive and embrace it.
I recently posted a survey here and the feedback I am getting is great. Thanks to so many of you that have filled this in. Its given me a new wave of inspiration on how best to serve y’all.
Since you all know more about me through my blog. I am turning the table over to you!
One of the things I love most about blogging is getting to know different people from all over the world. It’s amazing that some of my readers have transitioned to being real friends.
With technology such as WhatsApp, Skype, Facebook, Kik, Viber and Twitter it’s a lot easier and cheaper to stay in touch. So here we go:
Q1 Current location
Q2 What’s your weather like today
Q3 What do you hope to achieve this year
Q4 What is the best thing that’s happened to you this year.
Q5 Tea or Coffee
Smith Wigglesworth - “I am not moved by what I see. I am not moved by what I feel. I am moved only by what I believe.”
Many of us are expecting an answer, a breakthrough this month.
Learn to wait on the Lord and not man. Keep your eyes on Him and not your situation. Seek His face not His hand.
I wait for the LORD, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope. (Ps 130:5 NIV)
To all my Mammas, Mothers, Sisters and Friends – Here is wishing you a happy mothers day. You have been blessed with many spiritual gifts and I challenge you to walk in it with grace and humility through Christ our Lord.
Today, I am lifting you all up in my prayers, although we are many at different stages in our journey, yet one body of Christ.
You are called ‘woman’ – womb-man, you are born with a womb. You didn’t choose to be a woman. God created you as a woman for a purpose.
I salute you regardless of what stage you are in your journey. I love you with the love of Christ, I acknowledge how far you have come. Your courage is an example to so many and I’m cheering for your unstoppable success.
To My Mammas
From the depth of my soul – I say thank you. With tears streaming down my eyes I say thank you. At every junction in my life God always sent me a Mamma.
Mammas are like the angel Gabriel in the flesh. Showing up in my life to challenge me, chastise, love me, nurse me, hold my hands, kick my backside, shake me, and mould me. Through the Mammas in my life I have received motherly love that “the lost child” inside of me needed so badly.
Happy Mother’s Day Mammas!
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While waiting to conceive our first child and my efforts to stay sane while trying. For the most part I kept busy applying some of these tips. Apart from praying, bible study and crying LOL. I regularly worked on my testimony instead of rehashing the past and worrying about what may never happen.
I spend a lot of time in the dream theater of my mind. I saw myself heavily pregnant, holding our new baby and complaining of sleepless night. I envision myself on platforms sharing my testimony with other women waiting on God.
I would revised my testimony religiously, every week, there was something new to add to it. It strengthened me with a renewed focus on God.
As we drove to church on a sunny Sunday morning in Houston. The sunset was high and hot, just how we like it and it’s not even summer yet.
David was sitting behind the driver seat and he said ‘’mom can you stop the sun from shining in my face?”
I smiled to myself thinking this boy must think mom can do all things? Of course he believes mom can do anything, why else would he ask?
I replied David “mom cannot stop the sun from shining in your face but God can.”
As we drove the direction of the sun changed and David settled down.
It got me thinking how much faith my son has in me that I could do anything. Isn’t that just the type of child-like faith that the bible speaks of? If only we all have that type of faith in God, we can move mountains.
For David to have that kind of faith in me, this comes through relationship – a deep and personal relationship. A relationship based on love and trust.
The individual going thru that bumpy road, tend to think they have been singled out for the rough rides.
We sometimes think that no one else knows how deep and painful we hurt. Going as far as thinking that we are the only ones, ever to experience the pit of the valley we find ourselves.
Imagine Mary, the mother of our Lord, Jesus. A virgin betrothed to Joseph discovers the impossible, unheard of, never before happened to any other human being. She is pregnant with a child, yet not having known any man.
Imagine going thru something you have nothing to compare with. No point of reference whatsoever. Imagine having to keep this great secret to yourself. Who can I share this with? Who would keep my secret, secret? Yet she put her trust in God for the unknown.
There is nothing you are facing today that is new under the sun. Someone has gone thru it and you can gather strength and encouragement from others that you too will not only survive but will overcome it.
I pray that God, Father of our Lord Jesus will give you grace and strength in this season. The third Person of the Trinity will comfort and help you in your understanding and discernment.
There are many types of rejection in life, some are minor and others are major with lasting effect on your life if care is not taken.
The rejection from a parent is a life-altering wound that is so deep into the marrow of your bones. It will shake your world and turn it upside-down; it will hold you captive, bound by bitterness and unforgiveness (if you let it).
It can impact your relationships with others and how you view the world. After all, if your father or mother doesn’t love you, who will?
The pain from parental rejection can be well hidden for a long time. Our emotional pain can be buried underneath many layers and it takes events such as death in the family, divorce or birth of a child to awaken the pain.
It’s every parent’s duty to love their children, but we often realize that it’s not always true. Most parents do right by their children, but then you have those who should not be allowed to have pets talk less of children.
How many of us are living with the consequences of our past mistakes today?
In our impatience and unnecessary worry to achieve the result we deem that we cannot do without. We rushed in like fools trying to help God fulfill what we believe God wants.
Anyone that has ever waited on the Lord knows that it takes patience, longsuffering and faithfulness (a fruit of the Spirit)
While the journey to waiting on the Lord may not be filled with excitement, it is however a test of our faith in the Lord.
You will never know how shallow or deep your faith walk is until you’ve been thru the fire of adversity. There are no short cuts while we are being tested but we must endure to the end just as Jesus did.
Its Go Texan Day and the start of the RodeoHouston.
The Friday before the Parade is also known as “Go Texan Day,” where the entire population of Houston is encouraged to dress in Western attire, such as jeans, cowboy boots and cowboy hats.
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, also called RodeoHouston. Is the world’s largest live entertainment and livestock exhibition and is held right here in my home town, Houston!
Go Texan Day not only encourages everyone to wear their western wear but helps preserves this great tradition to be proud of.
The event is 20 days long. The show features championship rodeo action, livestock competitions, concerts, a carnival, pig racing, barbecue and the Rodeo Uncorked! Shopping, sales and livestock auctions.
It’s a great family event for everyone, there is something for all to do and enjoy! Come hungry and taste the best barbecue ever, leave full and happy.
We join our fellow Houstonians in celebrating Go Texan Day. So proud to be a Houstonian.
God bless Texas, God bless United States of America
As we approach the end of another month. Kindly pay attention to the clues life is giving you as you go about your journey.
It’s easy to get caught up in the busyness of life juggling the demands of our daily grind.
You will make some mistakes, and as you take inventory of the lessons learned along the way. It will help you to navigate better and forge ahead arriving at your destination in good time.
A true account of how I missed many clues
Faith had 2 weeks off for Christmas break and I was ready for her to resume school. I woke up excited and eager to get Faith to school on Monday 7th Jan. There I was driving to school, thinking to myself (Clue #1) how there were very few cars on the road. Hmm, (Clue#2) I thought what ever happen to all the school-run moms? Anyways we are going to be there on time, thank God for less traffic and I cant wait to have my me time!
Matt 5:45a – For He makes His sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust (ESV)
God is an equal opportunity God. God is impartial and He makes all things available to everyone. Faithful is He who has promised.
While the world speaks of inequality, separation, class divide. God gives us all an equal playing field thru the power of grace and He is no respecter of persons.
There is no favoritism on account of birth, beauty, or blood. There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus (Gal 3:28)
We have been redeemed by the blood of Jesus Christ and our sins are forgiven. We also have the power to choose (Jn 3:16)
We are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ
You have the same rights, entitlements and privileges – you are an heir.
Go! Be amazing, Bodacious (Bold and Audacious), fearless, stand out, speak up, shine, dare to be different.