Sunday, December 28, 2008

18th Sunday...The perfect holiday!!!

Song of the week: Essence – Philipians 4 vs. 8

Encouragement Verse: This is how God showed his love amongst us: He sent his one and only Song into the world that we might live through Him.” – 1 John 4:9 (NIV)

Quote of the week:May your Christmas be as peaceful and bright as new fallen snow.” --- Author unknown

So let the countdowns into 2009 begin...10, 9, 8, 7, 6...but Hold up...

Before we get ready to jump the hurdles into 2009; I have to exclaim that it has absolutely been a “Perfect Holiday” for me...and beyond doubt, an incredible Year.

Wow! 2008 had its Good, some bad...and yet Ugly moments…but against all odds; we can gracefully say/write that we have live to tell the tales of them to all.

So in three (3) day…we’ll be yelling at the top of our voice, “Happy New Year!!!”…and again we’ll begin making those resolutions…Hopefully, this time around we will stay true to them...

So this season, I hold in my arms my “Beautiful One”...knowing He has come that all men & women might be saved...

He comes that we may have a new beginning as the New Year closes in on us all. So to everyone I present the wonderful Gift of Love this season...take it and Let it become part of your life...

I pray that God gives you all the courage to face 2009 will such expectations that at the end of it, you will have the grace to give thanks. And even if you face some storms along the way, I pray God gives you the wisdom to go through them and become champions in the end.

There’s nothing God can’t do...even if you don’t understand what exactly
He is doing...don’t worry in time, He will reveal what He has in store for us all...

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!!

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Sunday, December 21, 2008

17th Sunday...The Coming Gift!!!

Song of the week: Adol – Orin

Encouragement Verse:Because of the tender mercy of God,…the rising sun will come to us from heaven to shine on those living in darkness…, to guide our feet into the path of peace.” – Luke 1: 78, 79 (NIV)

Quote of the week:GOD WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU EMPTY. If something is taken away, He will replace it with something better. If He denies your request in certain area, it is because He wishes to give you what is best. He asks you to put something down; it is so you can pick up something greater.” --- Roy Lessin

Yet again, I am graceful to God that I was able to soar through the week to observe another lovely Sunday of blogging…and once more I am able to leave my mark in the BLOGSVILLE world. It is my Seventh Sunday...with only one Sunday remaining, as anticipate the coming gift…reason for this season – Jesus

So after my last post (“Am Expecting Triplets!”), a friend asked me what the deal was with that post…and I told them what I am telling you now, “I don’t have any explanation to make in the interim but by keeping pace with my write-ups, my soul will soon expose its nakedness to everyone…”

Meanwhile I have to put pen to paper about this week. It definitely has been a very hilarious week for this extra-ordinary winner child of GOD
So where do I begin? The best place to start…

Monday, on my way to work, another friend tells me about the drama that played out on CNN between Bush and the ‘Shoe-cide bomber’ as he dodge a Size 10 shoe…I had to watched it for myself on ‘YouTube’ to truly get why it was that funny…and after which I was just ROTFL endlessly…

Then there was Tuesday, “Oh my beloved Tuesday, you who brought the surprise of this week…”

Someone really liked me so much that they thought of me when ‘Apple’ unveiled the new ipod called ‘Ipod Touch’. Yes, I have it right here in my hands…I still can’t believe it but it is so true! When I first tore open the wrapping paper I was like,”it is a lie! It is a lie!! It is a lie!!!” But Òmò, it is a very truth o (excuse my fake Queen’s English)…I really did get the ‘ipod touch’…

Wow! Baba God, You are just too much

Prayer:Please embarrass my friend with plenty blessing…May their pocket never go vacant with Pounds, Dollars and Euro. Amen”

On Wednesday, I had a really late-night (Tuesday) that I almost went late to work on Wednesday morning…but I was saved by a familiar ringtone announcing my friend’s call for our usual ‘Wednesday prayer’… it was then I realized that it was already 5:30am…I jumped out of bed, brushed my teeth, but neglected other duty (you know...) before dashing out of the house like one beautiful (*wink) crazy woman. Shhh! I know what you are thinking…hahahaha

Thursday, I began reading “Love your life” by Victoria Osteen. So far, I have to write that it is great book…and to end my day, I was so upset with the Bus driver that I did not say a single word as he drove us home…just two miles to my place I decided to come down and walk the rest of the distant to clear my head…

Friday, so glad to see the end of another working week…but come Monday again, I will be glad to come to work…abeg I am not a work-alcoholic but I just love the company I work for and my Amazing job…

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Sunday, December 14, 2008

16th Sunday...Am Expecting Triplets!!!

Song of the week: Wande Coal – Jehovah!

Encouragement Verse:Ask the LORD for rain in the springtime; it is theLORD who makes the storm clouds. He gives showers of rain to men,and plants of the field to everyone.” – Zechariah 10:1(NIV)

Quote of the week:When God is about to do something great, He starts with a difficulty. When He is about to do something truly magnificent, He starts with an impossibility.” --- Armin Gesswein

So it is a ‘Sweet Sixteen’ Sunday for me…and I can feel the development within me.

And In case, I had missed the last memos from the head Office of Heavenly Inc. I definitely got the last one, sent by Angel Gabriel.

Other times, I may have ‘throw the baby out with the bath water’ but it would be different this time around…

I just can’t believe it…I am so excited that such a news as this can’t be kept inside my stomach…I have "Tell it on the mountain"

I have begun to dance for joy to life around me…dancing my blessings into fulfillment…

And with Wande Coal, I sing “Jehovah! Jehovah!! Jehovah!!! I no fit shout, me I love YOU! E pass my moouuuth…Olorun Oba, descend on me!

Have always wanted just twins…but I guess one those prayers (though weak by my own standard) that I said days gone by, definitely rocked Heaven’s gate that I will be receiving accumulated blessings…

Before ko, abeg, how will people know that God has begun to embarrass me with abundance blessings that it is overflows to those around me…?

I hold my tummy as I am aware of the joy moving within me…Each movement, my heart miss a beat…I am just over the moon...

I have waited…Yes, waited (with a capital 'W') like a lot of us have and still are…and I must say that it is definitely is worth the wait…my joy will definitely be complete as each blessing unfolds in the presence of all…
"I'll be making space for my beautiful ones..."

Lord, I will be carrying them to maturity…and I am praying for a safe delivery…

The week of yore

Monday, I was under the weather…

Tuesday, still under the weather but was able to climb a step higher than yesterday's position in regards to my health…
Wednesday, feeling rejuvenate and still was able to have another ‘Power Wednesday’ (Prayers via Mobile) with my friend…
Thursday, I was told by a lady on my way to work that ‘remember that a man will always have a childlike mind, so learn to accept him and don’t try to change him…’ (This is true wise talk…)
Friday, My ‘Eji Owuro’…God is always faithful…

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Sunday, December 7, 2008

15th Sunday...The Shroud of the Past!!!

Song of the week: Elliot Yamin – One Word

Encouragement Verse:…theLORD longs to be gracious to you; He rises to show you compassion. For theLORD is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him!”
Isaiah 30: 18 (NRSV)

Quote of the week:The human heart, at whatever age, opens only to the heart that opens in return.” --- Maria Edgeworth

Can you believe it??? is myFifteenth Sunday

…WooHoo!!! Heh! I have really done well, I have to write...

If you know where I am coming from then you will understand. Before now, Kemi never finishes a project that she starts past a month but look at me…
gosh! I got to give myself a pat on the back!!!

>>>‘So how have you all been?’

I do believe that there’s someone out there reading this right now. And I hope it has been able to inspire you in any way…???

And if you are able to read me like a book as you read my blog, please be honest with your comment when you leave them…Thanks a lot…

So I will share with you another battle of mine…and that is learning to trust and just be vulnerable… [Thanks to a friend who pointed that out]

I guess I have always known that aspect of my sometimes selfish self but it only pinched me harder when recently I missed a ‘grab-the-bull-by-the-horn’ moment…
That incident took a piece of my heart that every so often I still ponder what could have been…I guess I may never know for now...

But it is just so amazing how a load of past events change your perception about life. They can either make you become withdrawn or outgoing about reaching out when you’ve been burnt. Well, God is our strength...

Anyways, Let me leave you with this thought provoking words below...[Read me next Sunday...16th Sunday!!!]

The Shroud of the Past

Progress encumbered by an unforgiving spirit,
And all attempt to dive into the deep-sea of the future,
Frustrated by its foolishness,
Yet again the death of another soul,
The burial procession makes ready its burial,

Another soul trapped in the ‘Maze of the past’
Comfort is camouflaged in the ‘Rags of the present’,
Swathed by its hollow warmth,
Which only leads into another winter of hatred and bitterness,
And its hideous head of resentment,

Unleash from its clutches, I beg
And cuddle the good news that this season brings,
Hoisting the flag of peace in your heart,

And letting God melt the accumulated snow of hatred away from your heart,
As He floods it with His ocean of love, Amen

© 2008 Onaihre All Rights Reserved

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Sunday, November 30, 2008

14th Sunday...So let’s just be thankful…!!!

Song of the week: Midnight Crew – Igwe

Encouragement Verse:You have put gladness in my heart…I will both lie down and sleep in peace; for you alone, O Lord, make me lie down in safety.” – Psalm 47:7 – 8 (NRSV)

Quote of the week:We can always find something to be thankful for, no matter what may be the burden of our wants, or the special subject of our petitions.” --- Albert Barnes

Fourteenth Sunday…I just want to show my gratitude...
Truly there’s always something to be thankful for…
For everything missing,
There’s something found…

So when I am ambushed at the Bus Stop by heaven’s tears and all I have is the newspaper that I just bought from the vendor down the street to shield my pricey one-day-old hair-do from its rage.

And every attempt to protect my body and feet prove futile as they become wet with its tears. And the chilliness is becoming intolerable, that I can only grumble …I should remember that at least, I have a place to go to where I will find warmth…and that there are people who find their haven under the bridge…

And when I get to work and nag once more about my job…I should remember that at least, I have a job to complain about…

And also even when I get a call from my family complaining about anything and everything…I should remembered at least, I have a family that cares so much to bug you sometimes (laughing)…

So let’s just be thankful…

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Sunday, November 23, 2008

13th Sunday...What a week!!!

Song of the week: Jeremiah Gyang – Na ba Ka

Encouragement Verse: So tell them, ‘as surely as I live, declares the LORD, I will do to you the very things I heard you say…”Numbers 14:28 NIV

Quote of the week:“Work-in-progress: If you hire me, you need to know that. If you marry me, you need to know that.” --- Word For Today (Nov 2, 08)

Hmmmm, I have to write that this week has been rollercoaster week when it comes to my emotions…and I believe these ‘Getty Images’ will be able to illustrate better the events of this past week…

My Monday began this way, “Ooooooh Monday again, do I have to get up?” What a way to start one’s day and week. By the end of the day, I was almost yanking out every strand of my braids from my head…ask me, what happened? Nothing o, I only just got bogged down by the usually Monday rush.

By Tuesday, my hormones was just acting up for no particular reason. On numerous occasions during the day, I was almost drawn to tears…I guess I was already too drained that I needed to fill my spirit with words that would bring back life into my already feeble heart …

This was what Wednesday gave to me. [I have to thank Baba God for bringing into our lives angels disguised as friends.]

I spoke with a friend and she spoke to my spirit and at the end of our small chitchat she gave me the above bible verse which is the bible verse of the week.

I was hearing things when I thought I heard I say…Numbers 28: 8, which was equally great… “Prepare the second lamb at twilight, along with the same kind of grain offering and drink offering that you prepare in the morning. This is an offering made by fire, an aroma pleasing to the LORD.”

It is truly amazing how things just work out in the end…

So by Thursday, I had a spill over of the joyfulness that Tuesday gave me… [*I need to alway remember God’s word in my time of struggle]…

And what more can I say about Friday but the usual ‘TGIF’…Let the party begin until the break of dawn – Saturday…but keep in mind that I have to prepare my spirit to receive God’s word on Sunday from the mouth of His sons (Mr. Preacherman) that will keep us enthusiastic for the coming week…

See you next sunday as I go for the fourteenth Sunday…God bless you!

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Sunday, November 16, 2008

12th Sunday...Taking it ALL Back!!!

Song of the week: Cece Winans – Waging War

Encouragement Verse: So keep up your courage, men, for I have faith in God that it will happen just as He told me.” – Acts 27:25

Quote of the week:God is the God of promise. He keeps His word, even when that seems impossible; even when the circumstances seems to point to the opposite.” --- Colin Urquhart

In forty (40) day, it will be 2009…hmmm! How times flies by!
Believe me when I write that I am thankful for all my accomplishments this year but I am not satisfied.

I believe that I may have held back on several occasions due to the crippling fear of failing or putting great importance on what others would say or think if I made a move. But this time around the battle line has been drawn against those invisible enemies; it is time to wage a war on my fears, compulsions, and every glitches along the road that restrain me from taking possession of what’s mine...

I don’t anticipate repeating the same test I went through this year (and failed) next year. And I am certainly not taking a rain check over the things I have planned to do. This time it is going to be a knock-out!!! Wow! I am so excited…

To be honest with you, I do dread the possibility of chickening out of this deal…but I

have faith in God that He will keep me persistence. And even when I may fall along
the path of recurring sins, I will get back right up again, pressing forward to the point of victory. My spirit will rejoice at what God will do in my life these coming Sundays.

Thirty-eight Sundays left and I am holding my breath because this time I am going to shout for Joy…and even when those random thought of doubt tiptoe into my mind. I will be fighting back and keeping a tab on each triumph. This will be another large red checkmark on my calendar.

On my finance, even when there’s the urge to go on a spending spree…I will walk up to my refrigerator and stare at the picture of the car I glued on it. Gosh! My poor legs are trying to fail me but ‘thank God’ they still want to go on. I am always praying that I don’t fall as I run to catch the bus every morning on my way to work…

So I am definitely taking control of my finances, so come next year (‘…I am using my words to change my situation’) I will be driving MY CAR… [Not borrow/rented] but fully purchased.

And when the past comes pounding hard on my window and the bitterness in it rears its ugly head on my windowpane. I will knock it back into last year. I want peace and I surely want result.

I know I am changing…sometimes I can’t believe how far I have come but I don’t want to be satisfied with little progress. I want more like Oliver Twist. So I will be holding my breath until the moment when I can breathe again…

And God says to me, even “When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.” – Isaiah 59:19

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Monday, November 10, 2008

11th Sunday...All Natural 100% Juice (Don’t Hold Back)!!!

Song of the week: Wale Adenuga – Too Much For Me

Encouragement Verse: He made my mouth like a sharp sword, He hid me in the shadow of His hand. He made me into sharpened arrow and concealed me in His are my servant through whom I shall mainfest my glory.” – Isaiah 49: 2 - 3

Quote of the week: “You say, ‘If I had a little more, I should be very satisfied.’ You make a mistake. If you are not content with what you have, you would not be satisfied if it were doubled.” --- Charles Haddon Spurgeon

This week was truly a historical week…for me, it was more than just history made but the rebirth of Hope in those who Hope has varnished from their lives while on the road to triumph.

And Nelson Mandela couldn't have said it better in his letter of congratulations to Obama, “Your victory has demonstrated that no person anywhere in the world should not dare to dream of wanting to change the world for a better place…”

And to add to what Mr. Mandela said, is what Rama Yade, a France’s black junior minister for human rights, told a French radio, “This is the fall of the Berlin Wall times ten…” [From an article in Yahoo]

God’s work surely does come to fruition...

The same man who wrote about daring hope in his best selling book, The Audacity of Hope, has risen beyond man’s expectation.

God is truly worthy to be praise and I can only chant along with Wale Adenuga in his song titled, “Too much for me

God has squeezed, pressed and crushed the juice out from this son of His…And he (Obama) has shown that he can be legally described as ‘All Natural 100% fruit juice’

To the nation, U.S (by God’s grace) he will become an excellent source of strength…and he gather in grain like the sand of the sea, in such quantity (See Genesis 41: 49, Joseph's promotion)

“…God has a plan and He's committed to it…” [Word for Today, November 2, 2008]

So this week, I ask myself these questions:

>> If I were a fruit or vegetable and God squeezed the interior of my life, can I be legally described as ‘All Natural 100% fruit juice’?,

>> Would I be an excellent source of Vitamin C to those around me or those I encounter everyday, bringing strength and His word to those in need of it.

>> Or will He find in me, artificial flavor or discover that I have been blended with other ingredients, such as high-fructose corn syrup?

Prayer:Lord, squeeze out of me of the juice of the gifts that lay fallow within me…let me be truly worthy to be described as ‘All Natural 100% Juice’, Amen”

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Sunday, November 2, 2008

10th Sunday...It had to be at 10:00am!!!

Song of the week: Donnie McClurkin – Day Of Elijah

Encouragement Verse: I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.” – Philippians 4:12, 13 NIV

Quote of the week:Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” --- Dickens

Hmmm! against all odds, I delighted to be able to celebrate my ‘Tenth’ Sunday post. It was not easy but I can rejoice. What can I say? I can only give thanks to God for giving me the grace to reach a milestone.


Change is always good but it can be hard to accept at first. Our human nature always wants to go back to our comfort zone. The secret of embracing change is that there is a lot to behold but we will never know until we do actually agree to CHANGE

So How it began

It began with ‘My Genesis’, a new beginning, a new birth. It was ‘Letting Go’ that let me ‘Flying without Wing’. Now is definitely a ‘Time for Change’ and ‘Out of my Busy Schedule’; I still got the time to write a letter ‘To the one I Love’…because I truly needed closure to be able to get a move on to the direction the wind had began to take me.

Gradually I am ‘Finding my way back’…that ‘When the Past came knocking again’; I knew I needed to take back the keys to my heart and shut that door forever.
It may hurt but I will dust myself of all my past mistakes and in the process, I will be ‘Learning to Forgive’ what the past still holds me guilty of.

Anyways, I am still rejoicing about the first milestone I have accomplished…and counting all my blessings.

Beyond the pale

This Sunday I want to especially, Thank everyone who made life so unbearable for me…Cicely Tyson once said that “Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew.”

Ok, maybe back then I did not just get it…I questioned God with the ‘Whys?’ and the ‘What?’ because I just could not understand what it was I had done wrong to deserve the happenings. I would even go as far as reminding God about people who had done worst things than I (as if He needed to me reminded) but were having it well with them.
But God is God and is no man…He knows best. He was getting me ready for what was coming ahead…

I am not saying I am perfect now…or saying that trouble moved next door to the Johnsons. What I am saying is that I am seeing past my situation and seeing what God has done and is doing through what is happening and what has happened.

I am who I am today because of the storms I have passed through. Trouble never ends but God gives us the strength to bear each one and the wisdom to get through them. I know I haven’t got to the point God wants me to get to but slowly but surely I will get there. And like a prodigal daughter, God welcomes me back to His throne of MERCY.

I rejoice…

To my Readers: --> ‘Happy New Month...‘May you wake each day of this month with His blessings and sleep each night in His keeping...’

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Monday, October 27, 2008

9th Sunday...Learning to Forgive!!!

Song of the week: Jordin Sparks – One Step at a time

Encouragement Verse: “He will yet fill your mouth with Laughter, and your lips with shouts of Joy.” – Job 8:21 NIV

Quote of the week: “With the death of every friend I love...a part of me has been buried...but their contibution to my being of happiness, strength and understanding remains to sustain me in an altered world.” --- Helen Keller

In spite of all the dramas of the week, another Sunday has come to overtake Saturday again…Ok, we are almost there, you can say, if you are reading this post on Sunday…over here it is just 5:45pm. Once more, I have been able to performance the task for the week elapse.

So I wrote in my last post, about old flames that keep cropping up at my time of vulnerability. I should just snub them but I really need to take care of it and finally put a dot at the end of that ancient history.

Well, enough of the old tales…

Anyways this past week I also updated my Goal/Aspiration list for 2008 (I kind of love the term, ‘Bucket list…living each day like it is your last’). As I re-examine it, I was thankful about how much I have accomplished so far. And even if I still haven’t found what I am looking for [“what am I really looking for?”) I can still give myself a pat on the back. So in anticipation to the New Year, I also decided to adjust the list with more ‘Bucket list’, hitting the ‘backslash’ key behind the year 2008 and keying in ‘2009’ at the end. And as this year begins to slip away one month after the other, I’ll definitely be including more goals or probably, I may decide to hit the ‘delete’ key as I go through the list.

Sometimes things may change and another time, it won’t change. Some people may change now while other times, they decide it isn’t necessary. But change is good. Some things may matter now while other times, those things won’t even matter. Whatever may be the case, I want to be able to look back then give Praise to God that He saw me through those difficult situation…helped me change ,my bad habits that estranged me from His love…and gave me the strength to endure the storm. God truly is rescuing me!

So this brand new week I would like to work on changing another flaw – UNFORGIVENESS. If it was a stranger who hurt you, then you could easily detach yourself from them or you may never see them again. But the real test definitely comes when they belong to the same lineage as you. ‘What do you do if they are your brother, sister or parent?’ It is easy to say, ‘I will forgive all’ when asked…but as the saying goes, ‘easier said than done’.

When we confront the reality of forgiving, we discover we have a double standards. I call myself a Christian…but many times I do find it difficult to truly forgiving. Instantly, I erect a wall between them and myself, becoming stingy with those three words that could lift the burden than I carry – I FORGIVE YOU. But God is still working on me and I will find the strength to triumph over this flaw. GOD I NEED HELP TODAY!!!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

8th Sunday...When the Past Came Knocking Again!!!

Song of the week: Asa – Bi'Banke

Encouragement Verse: “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.” – Isaiah 43:18-19

Quote of the week: “It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, “Always do what you are afraid to do.” --- Ralph Waldo Emerson

So it was Tuesday, when heard the door to my heart unlock…it was unlocked by a familiar friend who I never took the keys from. Again pursuit by another ‘Blast from my past’...”they sure picked the right time to come back, at my time of vulnerability”. But this time, it was definitely time to bring to a close that part of my past or I will never be able to start the ball rolling to the next phrase of my life. I truly needed closure…it will be hard but Lord, help me…!!!

As usual, he captivated me with those empty promises that sounded sweet but had a hidden agenda. The deep-rooted feelings all came back to me, muddling up my sane thinking…one part, wanted to cuddle those feelings again and go along with the familiar screenplay I was used to (Supporting Actress to the ‘Other woman’). Another cautioned me about my settling for less.

“Gosh! Why do I keep taking that same old road to nowhere?” Just then I heard Asa sing, Bi'Banke. that song smacked me back to the veracity of what was really going on. I had been a fool but I didn’t have to be again. I didn’t have to be that supporting actress that is never remembered when (by right) I had been given the ‘Lead role’ in the story of my life. No, I had to end this now or I will never know what it feels like to say, NO! to him.

Just then the words that I feared to utter came out effortlessly. I may have ended a friendship but it was one that had outlasted its welcome…This time I disconnected the plugs.

As for him, I can only pray for him…’God, help him to truly find you and that he will be truly committed to the one he was made to love, Amen’. But as for me, it may hurt now but I am finding the strength to move on.

Am moving on…!!!

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Sunday, October 12, 2008

7th Sunday...Finding My Way Back!!!

Song of the week: Nickelback – Savin' Me

Encouragement Verse: “The locusts have no King, yet go they forth all of them by bands.” – Proverbs 30:27

Quote of the week: “We can always find something to be Thankful for, no matter what may be the burden of our wants, or the special subject of our petitions.” --- Albert Barnes

Even when we begin to doubt our believes and God's promise but it is always brighter just above the dark clouds. All we have to do is never give up or everything we ever believed in will suddenly come to an END. What do I want? My heart knows...but what can I do now to be deserving of this beautiful gift of Love that God wants to share with me and the world???

I feel I am not ready, but He urges me on...and like the writer shared in the Meditation reading of October 8, 2008 (Word for today) "Don't quit your victory is assurred!"...I am pressing forward until I get every mission dished out to me right.

This Sunday I share with you one of my struggles...Anger!!! Sometimes, I fight the temptation to do something right everyday when I awake but it does not ever end up that way. But today I want to give it to God, asking for the strength to be able to overcome it little by little by His grace.

It may not happen instantly but I will surely be breaking ground...but I ask that as you read this, I ask that you pray for me...

“Letting go...but Letting GOD change my shortcomings each Sunday at a time..."

Sunday, October 5, 2008

6th Sunday...To The One I Love (Closure)!!!

Song of the week: Michael Jackson – Speechless

Encouragement Verse:See now that this has touched Your LIPS, your wickness is removed, your sin Purged.” – Isaiah 6: 6

Quote of the week: “Imagine every day to be the last of a life surrounded with hopes, cares, anger, and fear. The hours that come unexpectedly will be so much more the grateful.” – Horace

Dear RY ,

I have tried on many occasions to just go about my business but out the blue, my thought revisits the moments we spent together. What do I do???

I should be angry with you but I can't anymore because there was a reason for our encounter and now I know it is time for me to let go of what remains of you. You were part of my yesterday that will never be for my today...That love has died and now I mourn for it like I have mourned a loved one long gone.

But the manifestation of GOD's Love that lead you into my life still makes me speechless. I still wonder to myself, "How did it happen?", "What did I do to deserve such a beautiful angel that once creeped into my life?" I know it was definitely Faith that brought this Two Souls together and I am glad I encountered you.

I do not intend to be a Victim forever but I want to be Victor in this situation, likewise you. Although we have gone our seperate way, I think I will continue to hold you in the beautiful place of my heart.

I shall not harbor any bitterness towards you but will continue to pray that when we meet again that God would have blessed us both with all our heart's desire. Take care my former Love.



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Sunday, September 28, 2008

5th Sunday...Out Of My Busy Schedule!!!

Song of the week: Nichole Nordeman – Brave

Encouragement Verse: “Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.” – Ecclesiates 3:1

Quote of the week: “Remember God's bounty in the year. String the pearls of His favor. Hide the dark parts, except so far as they are breaking out in light! Give this one day to thanks, to joy, to gratitude!” – Henry Ward Beecher

Draw Me a Jesus a Close to YOU...!!!

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Sunday, September 21, 2008

4th Sunday...Time For Change!!!

Song of the week: Ty Bello – Beautiful

Encouragement Verse: “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under Heaven.” – Ecclesiates 3:1

Quote of the week: “Remember God's bounty in the year. String the pearls of His favor. Hide the dark parts, except so far as they are breaking out in light! Give this one day to thanks, to joy, to gratitude!” – Henry Ward Beecher

Having Faith aHoping that it shall come to pass aChanging to fit in...(getting rid of the old wineskin)

It's only by God's grace ...that you go through some trials and stay calm. And just giving thanks to GOD while smiling J.

So it is my Fourth (4th) Sunday...and I am all about Change this week. God has began to change me and I can really feel it!!!

For me to be able to embrace what is coming, I'll need to embrace change and stop trying to muddle up the 'new wineskin' and 'old' together...

So Kemi..., it is:

a ...TIME for change...

a...TIMEto let go of the OLD wineskin ...
a...TIME to see the outcome of the Hope we wake up to everyday...
a...and it is TIME to see what is in store ...

"Lord, Change me...I Y You so much!!!

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Sunday, September 14, 2008

3rd Sunday...Flying Without Wings

Song of the week: WestLife – Flying Without Wings

Encouragement Verse:GOD, the one and only — I'll wait as long as he says. Everything I hope for comes from him, so why not? He's solid rock under my feet, breathing room for my soul, an impregnable castle: I'm set for life.” – Psalm 62: 5, 6

Quote of the week: “Unrest of spirit is a mark of life; one problem after another presents itself and in the solving of them we can find our greatest pleasure.” – Kal Menninger

GOD , this is a hard decision to make but I think by Your grace , I will live with whatever consequences that will come from this decision. GOD lead me to make the right decision.”

My Third (3rd)Sunday...I am learning to fly without wings...learning to have faith in this faithless heartof mine. Everyday, It is a struggle for me to awaken and believe that Hope is staring me at the face again...that something is coming...But I RISE!!!

My third week & forty-seven sundays more to go...So what can I say, I learnt from this past week???

I can say that I have learnt to relax in the face of TRIBULATIONS...because even if I try to do something about any given situation...I truly do not have any control over it. I can only just let go and let GOD!!! And even if I don't see the light at the end of the tunnel, I have to believe that it is there...

So this new week, I am going to Fly without wings in all that I will what some people will say, "I am taking the bull by the horn." Some decisions I will make this week may bring about hurt and even pain...or maybe it may not...but I will take it and what I will be grateful about, is that I tried when I should have just given up...

I will take that LEAP!!!

May you all have a wonderful and fulfilled week...

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Sunday, September 7, 2008

2nd Sunday...Letting Go!

Song of the week: Donnie McClurkin – Again

Encouragement Verse: “The Lord your GOD is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take delight in you, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.” – Zephaniah 3:17

Quote of the week: “You can develop in yourself the manners, tastes and habits that you most admire in others. The person you most like to meet is the type of person you ought to be.” --- Author Unknown

Indeed, I do need closure to this problem that keeps knocking hard at my door. I can’t keep trying to be the Redeemer in everyone’s live…Just when I decide to make a change, they come banging hard on my door. I do have a choice: (1) to let God do His job by helping me answer this stranger at the door or (2) to simply open the door and try to solve the problem.

Gosh! It is hard to ignore the continuous pounding on my door but I need to learn to ‘Let Go and Let GOD!!!’ ...and understand that I’ll not be able to please everyone in this world. I have to let people put together their own blocks sometimes that is, letting them make their own mistakes and learn from it before they grow because of what they learnt from it.

GOD , this is a hard decision to make but I think by Your grace , I will live with whatever consequences that will come from this decision. GOD lead me to make the right decision.”

I’ll see you nextSunday...

Sunday, August 31, 2008

First Sunday...My Genesis

Song of the week: Cece Winans – Alabaster box

Encouragement Verse: “Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy.” – Hebrews 4:16 NIV

Quote of the week: “With the death of every friend I love…a part of me has been buried…but their contribution of my being of happiness, strength and understanding remains to sustain me in an altered world.” – Helen Keller

The new chapter of my life’s journey began with a message of hope…

”May the God of Hope
fill you with
all joy and peace…” – Romans 15:15

...Who would have thought that I would still be breathing after all the hurt and pain I have been through? But I am still here...and I have survived every blow to my fragile heart that could have knocked me out.

Just when I thought it was over, I was given a ray of HOPE to begin again. So I begin a journey of faith...I don’t know how it will turn out...what more if I will skid off this road and never make it to my new destination.

But what is for sure is that GOD will see me through because He walks with me. I know I will make mistakes as I go along but I’ll not stay down!!!

So why 50 Sundays, you may ask..I simply don’t know but I am following the voice from within. Where it leads me, I will go but I am praying for a safe journey!!!

Lord, come and walk with me…”