Friday, June 15, 2012

Sometimes ominous clouds linger in the threshold of your success, eagerly awaiting a moment of weakness to shower you with dread, fear, disbelief and false realities. Do not be distracted. Stay in awareness of the Sun, for you have been gifted with the Divine authority to speak love and courage toward anything that threatens to extinguish the powerful light within you. Your purpose is much greater than your circumstance!!!! - Kimberly Banks

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The Month of May.

I got some beautiful words of declarations on the the first day of May from a friend on facebook. Mr. Dominic Samuel shared this words with me and I would love to share with you as well.

MAY you live long
MAY you remain blessed
MAY you succeed in life
MAY you enjoy favour
MAY you hear good news
MAY you be celebrated
MAY you meet good people
MAY you walk & not stumble
MAY you receive all your request from God.

Happy new month all and as always thanks for stopping by.


Sunday, April 1, 2012

Be you, do you...

“Following another’s path leads to who they are not who you
are”. - Harry Palmer.

As it’s often said; life is too short... So don’t deprive yourself of the pure joy and satisfaction of ‘being your authentic self ’. I believe this determines to a great extent what one’s life will count for. The journey of self discovery is essential if we are going to make the most of our lives. In light of this, ‘be you, do you’. Or as Shakespeare puts it, “to thine own self be true”.
Happy new month all! And as always, thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

All things work together for good...

Happy new month all!

This post continues on, the subject of hope and encouragement when going through the storms of life. Which we all do... now and then. But through it all, I believe that God is still a good God; even though sometimes the things we go through in life imply otherwise... He is never wrong... and always light years ahead of, the enemy of our souls.

The link below, is to a song by Josh Wilson. This song to me, echoes what the word of God says that no matter what we go through in life, we should trust that God knows exactly what He is doing... ultimately, the end result is that we win! It all works out in the end for our good.

It is well...

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Remind me...

Thank God for a new day and a happy new month to all my readers.

The link below is for a song by Jason Gray. I have been impacted lately by the song, and I thought I'd share.
To me, this song is a conversation- A prayer when going through the storms of life. Mine lately, has been grief. It's a desire for reassurance, a non- judgemental acceptance, and the comfort that can only come from the warm embrace of THE father's love. Whatever it is that you maybe going through... Please, be encouraged.

In agreement with Mr Jason Gray, "In the loneliest of places, and in the darkest hours" I pray God reminds us all, who we are and how much we mean to Him.

Much love from me and thanks for stopping by.

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Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year!

Hello all, happy new yeeeaar! I know it has been a while since I last visited my blog. However, as the saying goes “there is no better time than the present”. I wish you all that you wish yourself, and in 2012… all I can say is, be passionate, be inspired, be fearless, and be happy.
To kick things off is a book review. I wrote this review a while back, but I find that the beginning of a new year is always a perfect time for some inspiration. I sincerely pray that you find joy, purpose and fulfillment in all the 365 days of the year of our lord 2012. Cheers… and here is to a great year and a great life. Once again happy New Year! Happy reading, and thanks for stopping by.

Book Review: By Amenze Osaghae.
Title : If You Want To Walk On Water You've Got To Get Out Of The Boat.
Author: John Ortberg.
ISBN 978-0-310-23927-7
Binding: Paper Back.

I am not afraid anymore... this was the thought that kept coming to my mind as I read through the pages of John Ortberg's skillfully written book.

Human beings are no strangers to fear, as Ortberg put it "every human story, is, at least in part the struggle between fear and faith". This doesn't mean that I will never encounter any situation that may be frightening, but I now have a renewed determination to forge ahead with courage, guided by wisdom. Knowing that the consequences of an alternative action has a price too high, one which I can not nor am I willing to pay. One quote from the book sums it up like this:

"Pushing through the fear is less frightening than living with the underlying fear that comes from a feeling of hopelessness". - Susan Jeffies.

This book is full of encouraging words and a series of meaningful questions aimed at guiding the reader to potentially discover what his/her calling might be, what is holding them back from being all that God created them to be; confront these issues and consequently overcome them. It's for anyone who has a deep desire to walk closely with God and do things that are greater than themselves.

Hopefully other readers will get what I got from this book and probably even more... that life is to be lived purposefully with exorbitant joy, radiating vibrancy, and time wisely used, treasured like a priceless gift that it is. It should be lived without fear. Storms (sometimes) should be expected even though we may be in the centre of God's will... Our spiritual gifts, talents, abilities and every available resources comes from God and should be used to honor the "Giver of the gift". As John Ortberg put it "offer Him your spiritual giftedness- not to be compared to anyone else- as fully honed and developed as you can get it, identified with pristine clarity, cultivated with relentless perseverance; deployed with unstoppable vigor, submitted with sacrificial humility- and (my favorite phrase); celebrated with raucous joy".

John Ortberg is a pastor and author of several other books including: God Is Closer Than You Think and The life You Have Always Wanted. He, of course, wrote this book from a Christan perspective, done in a simple and clear manner that was easy to read and understand. This book contains a lot of life transforming truth (anchored on the Bible) with pages upon pages of profound words. Most times this caused me to reflect, other times to pray and occasionally burst out laughing. The causal way John Ortberg used humor to put his message across made this book fun to read!

As he concluded his book he asked a question, which prior to reading this book, would have made me pause for a while before giving an answer. He asked, "If your God truly is a big God and you could ask Him anything, what would it be?" Without even giving it a second thought my response was:

I want to return to Him empty! Having done all He has assigned for me to do and having fully utilized the means He made available to accomplish the task. That the journey of my life reflect the praise and glory of His holy name. I wonder what your response would be. Why don't you read the book and find out?

Thursday, December 17, 2009

What Are You Doing With Today?

...what I am to be, I am now becoming. -Benjamin Franklin

My take: Today, right now, at this very moment we are molding our future, our existence by various activities or inactivity, resulting from things we have decided to do or not to do with today. What a powerful God given ability! An ability, that is our responsibility to use wisely if are going to make the most of our lives, and be all God wants us to be. In light of this truth, you might want to ask yourself; what am I doing right now, as it relates to the 'dream' I carry in my heart and the goals I have set out to accomplish?

Everyone wants to know what the future holds. This is good, but I think it is better that we desire more to know what potential lies in every day, and how best to use the opportunity each day brings to our advantage. For, the future we wake up to, is more often than not, the results/outcomes of what we have done with the day before.

A lot has been written and said about the value of a day... I believe a lot of us already know and appreciate the significance of a new day. Yet somehow, the tendency to let a day slip by remains a common occurrence... After all, we often think "there is always tomorrow". But here is the kicker, "No one is guaranteed tomorrow".

We all hope and dream of a better future. Needless to say, if all we do with today is hope and dream, all we'll get in the future is... You guessed it-"hopes and dreams". What you will become, is determined by what you do with your "today[s]". This day is very important in the overall scheme of things, so don't let it slip by...

May the Lord teach us to count our days and apply or hearts unto wisdom, now and always in Jesus name amen. {Psalm 90:12}

You can do all things through Christ that strengthens you! {Phil 4:13} Make your day count. And while at it, pray without ceasing {1 Thess 5:17}