Monday, November 28, 2011
Over the years, I have come to realise that writing my prayer request or my conversations with God have helped strengthen my faith in Him.. Because when I read through them I go back to that place I was when I wrote them. I compare it to how far I have come and all I see is the faithfulness and love of God. Most importantly I know that God knows me wayyyyy.. More than I think I know myself!!!!
Feeling down today? Feeling faithless? Talk to God and write about it. If you already have a journal, go back and read it. When everything seems down.... Remember God is up to something:) And with God.. No news is good news because He is putting together something that would blow your mind:)
Have a fabulous Week!
Enon: Some friends are just crazy... How can they say this picture is beautiful? Whats beautiful about this girl? Anjy, come see this picture!
Anjy: Ah the babe is not fine at all.. Facebook users are wired.. now they will make this girl feel on top of the world for no reason.
Enon: Truth is, she is not bad looking... but not as good as all her friends claim.
Anjy: Pls Enon, there is no use lying to ppl. Its better not to make a comment.
How many times have you heard conversations like that?? The other part of that conversation is when people think a guy or girl is too fine for their bf or girl friend!!! I have over heard those conversations a couple of times or read comments like above about pictures people post on facebook or other social networks. Everyone has been created beautiful as far as I am concerned, but what makes one person more beautiful than the other.... Here goes my 2 cents!!
1. One man's meat is another man's poison... What one person considers beautiful is not beautiful to the other.
2. Beauty is a combination of both internal and external factors. Therefore you may think someone I call beautiful is not beautiful. The difference most time is that I see both the internal and external and you are seeing just the external and vice versa.
I personally believe beauty is a combination of internal and external factors... what do you think?? Does one out weigh the other??
Have a beautiful week ahead
Thursday, November 3, 2011
In a world where some marriages end in 72days, today on the news I heard about a 94year old man and a 90years old woman who were married for 72years and both died on the same day one hour apart from each other.. laying side by side on their hospital bed!!!
Their son said that his father would continuously say, 'I have to stick around. I can't go until she does because I have to stay here for her and she would say the same thing.'
He also said 'I don't believe there was a big secret to their marriage. Sometimes one or the other would get mad but they worked everything out. 'In the end, they chose each other and that was it. They were committed.'
Their daughter also said they were both inlove and always took care of each other!
- They chose each other and that was it
- They were committed
- They were in love
- They took care of each other
Sounds simple and easy right??? Yes, it sure does but unfortunately we see so much of the opposite in our would today.
I believe being inlove with anyone is a choice! It is a decision, not a feeling and requires conscious effort! And commitment! You chose him or her and that's it
Personally I think our world of today is making so much mockery of the institution of marriage that was created by God to be enjoyed and successful. It is very sad!! On tv, in church, in communities and countries.. they are sad and scary stories about marriages.
Which is why I totally loved this story because we all need a simple remind that God created the union of marriage to be enjoyed and successful. Two people choosing to live together, love each other, makes mistakes, learn together, forgive each other and grow together.
RIP Gordon and Norman
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Summing it all up, friends, I'd say you'll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. (Phil 4:4 - The Message)
Happy new month!!!! Today I was reminded on what my mind should focus on at all times and I thought I should share with you. God wants to make everything work together for us in excellent harmonies and it all begins with out minds. Sometimes it maybe difficult but it requires conscious effort and you will see the difference.
Have a fabulous new month and may God bless you all greatly!!
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Do ever day dream or even night dream( lol)... Infact do you have those moments where you wonder away to dream land and see the beautiful future you would love to have or a world you would love to live in.
If you have not, I have.. infact I call myself Joesphine most times because I have dreamt of so many things and just doing a mental check, those dreams have been bigger in reality. Today was particularly different.. I did not dream by myself, I was dreaming with my darling sis 9jafoodie.. We were both day dreaming likes girls would do, you can only imagine what it was about! And as we were talking about all these things all the what if's and "we are serious joker" started coming out of our mouths! And we stopped ourselves and decided to say a BIG AMEN to all our dreams because
1. We have a BIG GOD who is able to exceed all of our dreams an expectations.. So the bigger you dream the bigger your blessings.. Trust me it works!
2. If our earthly father's would not give us stone when we ask for bread.. then we are more than certain than our heavenly father will give us better things than we ask for.
So my friend and I just shouted a BIG AMEN to all our dreams, desires and expectations then we both changed our BBM status to AMEN!!... And of course everyone was asking what was going on :D. I just told them to say AMEN to any good thing they had dreamt about today or what they dreamt about yesterday or what they are still dreaming about!! I just started getting many AMENs!! There was something about believe that our dreams can come through and even exceed our expectations!!
SO if you have read this post to the point, it is time to say your own AMEN!!! AMEN to all your dreams and expectations. Do not late the devil put excuses and reasons why your dreams can not come through in your heart or even tell you that you don't deserve everything you are dreaming about. Focus on God and focus on the dream or vision. When any beautiful picture comes to your mind.. SAY a BIG AMEN to it.
I am personally saying a BIG AMEN to all of your dreams and expectations and I know God will exceed all of your expectations.
"God wants you to believe for great things, make big plans and expect him to do things so great it leaves us with our mouth hanging open in awe"- Joyce Meyer
Love you all Muchly
Nightingale aka Josephine ( I have fabulous names sha.. lol..lol)
Sunday, October 23, 2011
"Not Wat we say about our blessings, but how we use or treat them is the true measure of our thanksgiving"
If my parents got me a beautiful gift and I said thank you to them yet I let it lie carelessly around the house. Would they still believe I'm thankful for that gift??
Thanksgiving is more than " thanks mum", "thank you lord" "thanks sis or bro" etc
What are you thankful for? Who are you thankful for?
Are you thankful for life?? How do you treat it?
Are you thankful for your health?? Do you take care of it? Do you eat the right things?? Do you exercise??
Are you thankful for your spouse?? Do your actions show that you are thankful to have them in your life??
Are you thankful for your family?? Do you love and respect them? When was the last time you were in touch with them?
Are you thankful for your job? Do you wake up each day determined to do better than you did yesterday?
Are you thankful for your food??? How much did you waste yesterday??
Are you thankful for the sacrifice Jesus made on your behalf?? When was the last time you remembered His sacrifice when you were faced with sin or temptation?
Are you thankful for your finances?? Are you managing it appropriately or leaving above your means??
I can go on and on about what all the things we say we are thankful for.. yet our actions fall short of thanks giving.
Its a new week and I'm sure we all have countless blessings in our lives. Lets make the effort to go beyond the words and let our actions express our thanksgiving to God and the people in our life
Please comment/share one thing you are thankful for and a corresponding action you plan to take to express your thanks!! I'll begin:)