Monday, November 28, 2011

His Unique Answers

God has been really faithful in my life.. even when I have been faithless. God just answer a major prayer request for me! And I decided to open up my journal and write about it. In the process... I read through all my initial write ups.. Reading through all of my prayer request I see how faithful and loving God has been and still is. For some of the request, I got a NO! and today I'm so happy it was a NO. For some I wanted and immediate response but a got a delay... the delayed thought me so much about myself and what I was waiting receive. And for some, my expectations were exceeded.

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!

What's Inside??

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

72 days Vs 72 years

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

Read more: Here

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

I feel Good-

Fred is at it again:D

Fred Hammond - I Feel Good by GroovSpot. Uploaded with Scup

The Power of the Mind

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

Can I get an AMEN!

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..

Sunday, October 23, 2011

What are you thankful for??

"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:)

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Little Me got an Award- I call it a Blog'Oscar!!!!-

First of all , I would like to apologize for my later response to this Award:)- Most Versatile Blogger. I have been pretty busy and I wanted to have enough time to respond esp passing the award along to 15 recently discovered blog.

So the day has come!!!!!

PRISCY dear.. thank you very much for this award:) I was so happy when I read about it in your comments. Thanks for visiting my blog and all your comments. xxxx

According to the rules, the recipient of the award is supposed to:

  • Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to them your post;
  •  Share 7 things about yourself; and
  • Pass this award along to 15 recently discovered blogs and let them know about it!
Unveiling me----Hmmmm 7 things about me

1. Family- I am the first of four kids! My siblings and parents mean the world to me! If you are just meeting me for the first time... in less than an hour of conversation you`ll know my siblings by name and my parents.

2. I love the Lord and try to understand and know him better everyday.  My life is so beautiful with Him in it:)

3. Education- B.Comm degree in Accounting and I recently got my  accounting designation (CMA) - School is so done for me.. though most people say I will do a masters and I tell them the only masters I`m interested in is maters degree in loving and caring for my hubbyy and kids :D

4. Over the years, I have become a more private person- I`m sure you can now understand why I delayed in responding to this award cos I knew I had to share a bit of me :D

5. I have the best closest friends in the world!!! You can never put a price on how beautiful your life can be when you have amazing people to share it with. «I love them muchly.. xx

6.95-98% of the time I am a very happy person. The smallest and simplest things make my day--- Life is filled with ups and downs.. I try not to let the down days weigh me down so much.

7. There is a handsome young man I have known 13years now. He is God fearing, loving, caring, understanding, patient, hardworking, forgiving, humble, supportive and lots more. He is the Sweetness in my life and I love him more than words can say!

Phewww!!!!! 7 things was not so difficult

Now the 15 blogs for a Versatile blogger award include
Amaka`s Notepad
Naija Hair Can Grow
Naijamum In London
Natural Nigerian
Made Beautiful
Muse Origins
Ms. Buki
An Eccentric Great 9ja Man
Musing of a Naijachic

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

A Few Mins

I found the best radio station to listen to while at work-Mypraisefm. They play very nice music and there are amazing teaching on the station as well. The website has an online prayer request page where listeners leave thier prayer request. One of the prayer request touched my heart and really got me thinking . A certain lady wrote that, October 8th was suppose to be her 8th wedding anniversary. However, she was not celebrating it becasue her husband divorced her. She said "its is four years now, yet every anniversary hurts like it was yesterday. She feels very guilty and still blames her self for cheating on her husband. She said she has plead with him and have asked him to forgive her but he says he has forgiven her but can't be married to her anymore. She regrets her actions and her prayer request was to ask for grace strength and courage to get through the day. ( it was a one time cheat )

I was really touch by her prayer request and her story reminded me of one of my post titled Think the Worse 1 & 2. That story was about one of the many temptations we face as human beings. Yours may not be relationship related. It may have to do with your career, school or even your family. Some of these temptations seems unharmful at the surface. No one will get hurt, no one will know about it. My husband or wife will not find out, my parents will never know, my teacher or employer would not know. We rationalize all of that in our heads and forget to ask ourselves the question "what if they find out?" "What would Jesus do?" "What if I get pregnant?" "What if i'm expelled from school?" What if I lose my job, husband, wife, fiance, bf, gf, bother, mother, sister etc.

I can't say I always asked my self those questions but I have in various occassions and  I still thank God that I took a few minutes to analyze the negative consequence of my planned actions. Think about the time you have overcomed temptation and the feeling you get knowing that you did the right thing. Doing the right thing in various occasions has made me realize that there is true freedom and joy when we stand up for what is right. However, I also realize it is not an easy task because I have failed numerous times.

Over coming temptation is not something we can do by our own strength and I pray  for God's grace for all of us. Life is too short to hurt the people that are dear to us. Think of them in your actions and their faces would drive you to stand up for what is right. Asides from people dear to us on earth, we have our heavenly father who loves us dearly and  He is totally pleased when we live a life that honors Him.

It requires conscious effort and a daily request of God grace. Lets make it a daily prayer request.

Love you all and thanks for reading:)

Sunday, September 18, 2011

The Greatness of Our God!

I had the most amazing time in church today!!!!!! There is amazing joy in the presence of God! Service had a mix of good and bad! Two people passed away the night before in a car accident. Death never sits well even when you do not know the individuals..something in me still breaks and I'm reminded of how fragile our life on earth is and how we should make the most of every day we are blessed with. The good news was to see a lady we prayed for last week in church. She has cancer and we were told she was given days to live while in the hospital.. It was so nice to see her in church singing and dancing.. I was just soooo happyyyyy!!! Never spoken to her but she is one of those ladies I admire:)

The best part of service for me today was the sermon!! we had a guest speaker and she spoke on "Worship". The tittle of the message was about "awakening the silence". Omg..there were so many awakening moments in this message but all that I have been meditating on has been JOB 38! She referred us to this scripture and it is about God questioning Job.

This Scripture describes the greatness of our God! it reminds me that God is the BOSS BOSS!! It questions who I think I am? What I think I have, what I think I can do, what I think I have accomplished... Seriously after reading this scripture again after church.. I feel so minute and small!!!! My problems and challenges look like little jokes!!! The scripture confirms that I can never fully comprehend the greatness of God.

I'm just in awe of your greatness GOD!!!!
Your ways are not my ways
Your thoughts are not my thoughts
You are indescribable
You are the best creator ever known
You are the best father a child could wish for
You are the one who is and  is to come
You are love!!! Your are great!!!
And I worship You for who You are

It is true when they say that "the more you worship God, the smaller your problems become"!!!
If you have read this post to this point, choose to focus on the greatness of God this week!!! If you don't know where to start from or if you do not even think He is great, Click here to read Job 38. You can Continue to Job 41 for a full picture.

Its a new week and I really thought I should remind you all about how great our God is!!
Have a great week all and no matter the unexciting and uninteresting events you face this week, just focus on the greatness of God and do not quite worshiping.

Love you all and thanks for reading:)

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Soooooo Furiousssss!

My nice quiet Saturday afternoon was ruined when I read a post on a blog a follow. A girl was raped by 5 animals called boys! I could not even finish reading what really happened...I was just furious!!! They did not just rape her.. the recorded the nonsense and passed it around on campus!!!

I am waiting patiently to see how my country will handle this situation.. In times like this I wish i was the presidents wife or someone with more power and authority.. these boys would not see the light of day for the rest of their lives. They do not deserve to live or even die quickly... They need a slow and painful death! Like seriously.. what if she was your sister, mother or daughter????

Now everyone is cursing not just them, but heir generations and families! This is exactly how people ruin their lives and generations. Tomorrow, someone will marry them and have to deal with all the curses. Do people even think of their future or children when they act????

NOw there are some foolish human beings who have been asking the blogger to post the video so they can see! I don't even have words to describe those good for nothing individuals!!! And others are saying this should go as a lesson to girls out there who disrespect guys!!! Are you kidding me! These two group of people should be jailed as well as far as I am concerned because people like them are a threat to the society.

I pray for the this girl! If I'm feeling the way I am.. I can only imagine how they feel. Lord please comfort her! Please show her your love! The bible says you use the foolish things of this world to dumbfound the wise! Let this turnout to something great and huge for this innocent girl! Please Lord remind her that you love her and that she is truly valuable to you. I pray that she will be great and you will open doors unto her. I pray you will heal of of this wounds! And finally Lord, please may these boys not go unpunished in JESUS NAME.. AMEN

Friday, September 16, 2011

Rare and Unique

I came home from work and decided to catch up with my recorded show- "The View"( I don't miss it). Anyways there were two interesting guest on the show. They proved to me that there is forgiveness and there is forgiveness!

A lady was featured on the show! She forgave the boy who murdered her son! She just did not forgive him, she calls him her spiritual son. He now leaves next door to her. He calls her his mum. As if that was not enough. She wears a necklace with a picture of her and her son (her biological son) and when you flip the necklace, it is a picture of the boy who killed her son!!!! It is important to note that the guy is  now a grown and a responsible man now ( he completed his jail term). But thennnnnn!

How did she do it? Those ladies on the view were pretty curious and I was too! And the question came.. How are you able to forgive this much??? ( oh before i forget.. the guy was on the show too) And she answered  "this is purely the grace of God". The audience applauded her after she said that! I was like oh wow.. they even recognize this is not normal.. because people rarely clap when God is mentioned on these shows!

But really who won't agree that such level of forgiveness only takes the grace of God!!!! Your only Son was killed and here you are calling the killer your son! Oh my! She said God asks us to forgive and she decided to obey! That show made me think about what I really consider as forgiveness! I think there are levels of forgiveness!!! Although she did not just get to this level over night.. she eventually got there and I believe is rare and unique and definitely takes the grace of God!

What do you think??

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Think the Worse- Part 2

Guy: It will definitely be a good opportunity to see Molly again. Our relationship ended without explanations and it will be really nice to finally ask her what really happened. Hmmmmm.. what if you findout you are still attracted to her?? Nooooo.. thats not possible. I have moved on, i'm in a committed relationship and I love Kezy very much. I would never hurt her. So basically.. this meeting will be to gain closure. Hmmmmm... should I tell Kezy why i'm travelling this weekend? I mean she should understand... Would you understand such a trip??? Hmmm... Welll she does not need to know. Hmmmm.. you said u'll be visiting friends.. someone will tell her you were in town. Hmmm.. I guess I won't visit anyone.. i'll just spend the... oh no.. i'll tell her i'm going to visit my friends.. She know I have friends there so its a lot easier

Wednesday b4 the Friday

Going to see Molly a week before her wedding is not a good idea at all. What if people see us? What sin will you commit?? you are just meeting over supper and talking things through and wishing her the best in her married life. Hmmmm.. what if people see us together? We'll our relationship was not really public and it has been five years.. so no one would even think its anything more than supper. Hmmmm... i think she said she never told her hubby to be about our short lived fun filled relationship. So even if he somehow knows about the supper.... it could be a co-worker, or skoolmate or a friend from church. Hmmmmm... i have to ask her why she has not told her hubby about us. Molly.... such a secretive young woman.. I have to tell her marriage is different. 

Friday morning- Flight @ 5pm

I can't believe how excited, tensed and confused I am about this trip. A part of me wants to jump on that plane and meet with Molly again. Oh my.. I loved that girl!!!! There was a mega undeniable chemistry from the moment we met in that hall way. The conversations, her look, smile, personality, love for God and maturity.. was just amazing. Molly was so adventurous... we did some of the craziest things. Yet she was still very reserved and quiet. Good memories.. Good memories.. Good memories.. I really miss Molly. I can't believe it was 2hour drive distance that made us grow apart. The feelings were mutual.. it was just not about the words.. the actions spoke louder than words. What happened?? what really happened.. did we let life get in the way??? Maybe i did something wrong... well hence this trip.. it will be nice to hear her side of the story.

Friday 3pm- At the airport

Molly is getting married in a week... she contacted me two weeks before her marriage to tell me she was getting married.. who does that??? Why did she not ask for a meeting a year ago? What if i go there and our emotions get the best of us??? What is something stupid happens? What if I end up ruining Molly's up coming wedding? What if her hubby already knows about us somehow and she does not know... What if he sees us coming out of the hotel... Will I or Molly ever be able to explain the situation??? What if we actually meet people who knew about our heated romance??? What if this blows up in many portions???? Hmmm... I think I'm playing with fire here!!! Blazing fire that could ruin both our lifes.. Hmmm my dignity, integrity and respect??? Do I really need to understand everything in life??? Most everything make meaning???? what difference will it make if Molly tells me why we grew apart? Kezyyyyyy.. What would i do if I found out she did what I'm about to do??

Airport announcement: Waiting for our last checked in passenger Blake Rollings- Last call!!! final boarding!!! Please proceed to gate D47. Gate closes in 5mins.

Hi, ma'am, I'm Blake Rollings. I won't be flying with you today.


Sunday, September 11, 2011

Do you Hate .. Just because????

I`ve always heard and known that Jonathan was a good friend to David. Like one of those things you know, it did not mean that much to me until I recently read 1 Sam 18.

Jonathan did not just love David, but he went against his father Saul, to ensure David`s safety. He did not follow the crowd to hate David even though most people would think he should have. I thought that was amazing.

In our world today, there is so much hate! People are born into it. Families hating families, cities hating cities, countries hating countries and if one looks at the root of this hate, it stems form the littlest or minute issue. Most people who hate a certain person, tribe or race cant even tell why they do because most of people were born to see life that way.

In Jonathan`s case, His father and David went to war. David killed  ten thousands  enemies while Saul ( the King) only killed thousands of enemies. Saul was jealous of David. He told his son, Jonathan and his servants to kill David.

David`s victory at war or his ability to kill more enemies than Saul did not make Jonathan love him less. Therefore Jonathan stood for what was right and decided to not support his father`s plot to kill David.

Do you just hate just because?????? Do you judge people based on what you have heard about them?? Do you give people you meet opportunity to prove themselves to you. Do you just go with the flow when it comes to love and hate. Do you stop loving someone because someone close to you hates them?

Jonathan's character and friendship with David is very inspiring. We should not hate because our parents, friends, siblings, spouse, tribe or country hates a certain person or people.

Have a love filled week
God bless

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Think the Worse

Girl: I'm getting married in two weeks and I think it is about time we get the much needed closure on our  past relationship.

Guy: It's been a while already and I think I have my closure. we have barely communicated  in 5years. Besides what closure are you talking about? What time do you have to meet with me without your fiance looking for you?

Girl: Let me figure that out. Let me know when you can come over.

Guy: Thanks for calling to inform me about your wedding but seriously coming to meet you at this time will not be a good idea for you or for me. Its been five years since we broke up and you really never suggested this.

Girl: Its really not what you think.. I thought we could meet and talk about why we broke up. It would really mean a lot to me as I move into this new phase in my life.

Guy: I'll think about it..Besides flight tickets are not cheap!
Girl: We can split that.
Guy: Alright, will talk to you soon.

                                            **** 2 Days Later ****

Guy: I actually think we should meet! I can't believe we broke up the way we did. I've never been able to understand it
Girl: Really?? your coming? Are you sure you want to do this..awwwww.. thank you so much.. this means a lot to me.
Guy: I'll be there on Friday after work and will spend the weekend as I plan to visit other friends.
Girl: You can book the flight and i'll book the hotel then we can split the total cost. Sounds good to me. Thank you very much for doing this.
Guy: See you on Friday.

To Be Continued!!!!!!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

A Love Moment

When you have dreams and  believed so much that they will come to pass. With each passing day you keep hoping and dreaming somemore. And suddenly oneday you wake up and reality hits you and those dreams are overdue according to your calendar. Tiredness, discourgement and frustration sets in.

You become completely not interested in anything.. You just wake up because you are awake.. you go to work cos you know the bills will come! Your smile becomes an act.. You just don't feel like yourself anymore.. You just want to cry! You want to scream! You wish you could stay in bed all day. You are not interested in having a conversation with anyone!

An then you remember that there are a million and one people who are dreaming and hoping to be in your shoes. Then you believe no one will understand why you should be feel the way you do. On the otherhand, you cant even talk to anyone because you are always the chief encourager! So you know what everyone will say to you! Basically, you are in that time and season where the bible talked about in Eccl. 3: vs 4 - "A time to cry" then later on "A time to be sad". God recognizes those times!

Its been that time of the year for me! I know the word, I trust Him and I believe His words yet I just want to cry. 

 This week I have just wanted to feel the presence of GOD! I've wanted His LOVE! Wanting something Unique to happen. I wanted to know that He still hears me and is working behind and in the scenes for me.
HE DID come through :)

 1. He reminded me that he taking me through a growth phase and preparing me to handle the next level he is taking me to ( Matt. 5: 48) He reminded me about Joseph - from prison to the palace

2. Next day, He reminded me that the bridge to my breakthrough is PRAISE (Hab 3:17-18)! Before this, He reminded me of all the times He had been faithful in my life! And yes I can truly say I am BLESSED! He said He inhabits the praises of His people, and in His presence there is fullness of joy! Therefore, I should refocus my strength and energy on praise.

3. He did not stop there! He took me to Eccl. 3 vs 1-15 Where he talks about season! Like I mentioned above.. Vs 4.A time to Cry and a time to laugh, A time to be sad and a time to dance! and lots more.

4. He went ahead to remind me that He gave me the desire to know the future Eccl 3: 11 therefore he understand my dreams about the future. He said He does everything right and ontime and I will never completely understand what He is doing vs 12 ( He bust my bubble there though- but he is God). So He advises that the best thing for me to do is to be happy and enjoy myself vs 12

It is definately a love moment when you read your devotionals and you know GOD is speaking directly to you! He cares and loves me more than I can phantom. While he recognizes that those sad days will come, He is very uninterested in seeing me dwell on it.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The Journey

If you are like me, you always want to know and believe that you are walking in accordance to the will of God. You pray about every decision you have to make and ask that God guides your path. Most times we go as far as asking him for all the signs in order to be fully assured that he is in support of our decisions. Sometimes he speaks to us directly (through his words, siblings, friends, parents, pastors and dreams) about our situations and provides us with direction to make the right decision.

However, even after being so sure that we made the right decision or heard from God about our situation, we are faced with trials that may make us question the promises of God for our life or the decision we made. We are not in this alone. Our life will not be the first to witness trails even after God has ordained and promised greatness.

Genesis chapters 12 -18 talks about Abraham’s journey to the realization of God’s promise
1. At 75years old God directed him to move his family and household to a land he will show them and made this promise to him “And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed." Gen. 12:2-3. Naturally, with a promise like above you feel you can do and conquer anything. You believe all your dreams will come true and more. You are determined to make God proud.

2. Abram got to Egypt and told his wife Sarai this "When he was about to enter Egypt, he said to Sarai his wife, "I know that you are a woman beautiful in appearance, 12and when the Egyptians see you, they will say, 'This is his wife.' Then they will kill me, but they will let you live. 13Say you are my sister, that it may go well with me because of you, and that my life may be spared for your sake." Gen 12:11-13. Remember we promised to make God proud… Did we just lie?? Did we just do or say something we are not proud of???

3. Abram does not have any child (@75) yet he is told .... "The LORD said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him, "Lift up your eyes and look from the place where you are, northward and southward and eastward and westward, 15for all the land that you see I will give to you and to your offspring forever. 16 I will make your offspring as the dust of the earth, so that if one can count the dust of the earth, your offspring also can be counted." Gen. 13: 14-16. So we sin, we get disciplined ( just as Abraham got kicked out of Egypt) and then makes us another big promise (Which to some of us may sound unrealistic).

4. Sarai tries in her own human way to get to the promise - 2And Sarai said to Abram, "Behold now, the LORD has prevented me from bearing children. Go in to my servant; it may be that I shall obtain children[a] by her." And Abram listened to the voice of Sarai. 16Abram was eighty-six(86) years old when Hagar bore Ishmael to Abram. Gen 16:2,16. Sometimes we subconsciously think we can play God or that we can figure it all out or we know how it should be or how things should work out. Sometimes I wonder if this attitude of trying to work out His promises in our own way is not what delays Him in making something known to us….???

5. Abraham is reminded of how he should live…. 1When Abram was ninety-nine years old the LORD appeared to Abram and said to him, "I am God Almighty;[a] walk before me, and be blameless, 2that I may make my covenant between me and you, and may multiply you greatly.". God has always been merciful and a God of second chances. When we mess up, He is always there to point us in the right direction and remind us of who we are and what His promises for us are.

6. A change had to take place…. 5No longer shall your name be called Abram,[b] but your name shall be Abraham,[c] for I have made you the father of a multitude of nations. 5And God said to Abraham, "As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai, but Sarah[d] shall be her name. Gen 16:5.  Sometimes we need to make some major changes in our life the promise of God come to pass. It might be a change in location, character, career, or even a name as in Abraham and Sarah’s case. 

7. With God, A promise is a promise!-Then Abraham fell on his face and laughed and said to himself, "Shall a child be born to a man who is a hundred years old? Shall Sarah, who is ninety years old, bear a child?" 18And Abraham said to God, "Oh that Ishmael might live before you!" 19God said, "No, but Sarah your wife shall bear you a son, and you shall call his name Isaac.[f] I will establish my covenant with him as an everlasting covenant for his offspring after him. Gen 17:17. Abraham has a son Ishmael and God promised to bless him. However, the promise was not fulfilled with Ishmael’s birth. God still wanted to fulfill his original promise. Abraham is 25years away from the initial promise. With mistakes and challenges along the way, he is about to settle with Ishmael. He is trying to proof to God why his promises maybe impossible to attain. I have caught myself acting smart with God before and I’m sure you have too…. Did it change Him???? No it did not and will not.. This is because when He promises.. He has the execution plans all worked out.

8. The promise is fulfilled- And Sarah conceived and bore Abraham a son in his old age at the time of which God had spoken to him. 3Abraham called the name of his son who was born to him, whom Sarah bore him, Isaac.Gen 21: 2-3. His Promises for your life and my life will be fulfilled.. there maybe a few hurdles, mistakes and disappointment along the way, but one thing is for sure, if he has promised, it will come to pass! Therefore “ Just because it is looking difficult does not mean it was not ordained or promised by God”

God bless you all

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

At Least

Reach for the stars...
And if you don’t grab em, at least you’re on top of the world:)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Yours sincerely

~ I want to wake up with the sun streaming thru my window, And a smile that says “another day to live it up”
~I want to lie on my bed at night and feel the satisfaction of a day well lived because I put a smile on someone’s face or showed someone love.
~i want to appreciate all the little things I see, like a baby’s smile or a mother’s laugh, I want to feel the joy of every moment.
~I want to love like my life depends on it cos it does, Just like you Jesus I want feel the depth of wat it means to love.
~I want to forgive, yes, people are goin to hurt me, but I want to look em in the eye and say “its ok, ive hurt pple too”.
~I want to forget, its one thing to forgive,and another to forget, I want to look at people that have hurt me and feel nothing but love for them.
~I want sing, even wen I go off key, I want to still sing every song with passion because theres a lot more to music than just my voice.
~I want to write, so that my kids would have a chance live in the moment with mom, and  they’ll get a feel of wat my life was like.
~I want to be in church every Sunday, because God was at my house all week long its time I went to his House and told him how awesome I think he is.
~I want to laugh every time I type lol, lwkmd or lmao. I want to let out that hearty laugh that wud have pple laughin wit me too.
~I want to cry wen im hurt because ill be stronger wen Im done.
~I want to shed tears of joy everytime I achieve something I worked hard for and every moment that takes my breath away, I want my eyes filled wit tears.
~I want to pray , for everyone and everything, anywhere and anytime.
~I want to look in the mirror with the widest smile ever because I love wat I see and because of all the amazing thing im yet to do.
~I want to be thankful for every moment, every smile, every tear, and every single person in my life
~I want to do all these things and so much more but above all I want to live for God and build a castle of memories that nothing can bring down.

Post by a co-blogger - MissMore....
Be blessed!

Monday, April 25, 2011

~Complaint Department to the Rescue~

If you find yourself complaining over and over again about anything, situation or somebody... that is a sign that you can't control or change that thing, person or  situation... Therefore look within you and around you for a change you can make happen. You deserve to enjoy your everyday life

This is Love......

.................. Jesus came and died and gave His life for us. Our God is love:)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

What if We were Real?

Hi guys, lately all I have been listening to is Mandisa's "what if we were real" album.. My last two post have been about this album (This should be my last). I love this album because she shares my heart. I love real people and I try my best to be real with people as well. I know sometimes we are scared of what people would think of us or make of us.

I found an interview about the making of the album and I thought I should share it with you all. She answered the question- "What if we were real?
I have not mastered being real yet, it gets better by the day and I pray God gives us the grace :)

Take Off your Brave Face!

How are you doing today?
It is well... Is it really well?

How are you feeling??
I'm strong... Are you really strong? (Most ppl say this when there are clearly not strong... I cant stand it)

Does it hurt??
Nope... I cant be hurt... Are you for real?

Do you miss him or her??
No I don't...... Are you sure?

You look down, are you okay?
Yes I am.. Are you really okay?

Are you still waiting???
I'm not waiting for anything, i've taking my mind off it..... Really ?

Are you sure you can afford it?
Yes I can.. thanks I'm fine... Can your really afford it?

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

"These Days" By Mandisa!

I never liked Mondays or bad news
Or breaking in new shoes
And mornings when I can't find my phone
Nobody likes traffic or short nights
Or sit-ups or long flights
But sometimes that's just the way it goes
It's funny what You use to help me grow...

So I'll learn to love these days
Life along the way
In the middle of the crazy
God, your love is so amazing
Through the ups and downs
You're the only hope I've found
Lord, you meet me in the madness

Monday, April 4, 2011

~Beautiful Reminder~

“…Don't set people up as experts over your life, letting them tell you what to do. Save that authority for God; let him tell you what to do. No one else should carry the title of 'Father'; you have only one Father, and he's in heaven. And don't let people maneuver you into taking charge of them. There is only one Life-Leader for you and them—Christ.” Matt 23:8-10 (MSG)

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


When God is the one you see, the one you hear, you have not choice but to believe that you are a CONQUEROR...

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

An unopened Gift

When we hurry and worry through our day.....
It is like an unopened gift
Thrown away
(serious note to self)