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.. lol..lol)

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:)