Sunday, January 25, 2009

22nd Sunday...It doesn't have to end this way...!!!

Song of the week: Gbemileke – Gbo Pe Mi

Encouragement Verse:And the words of the LORD are flawless, like silver refined in a furnace of clay, purified seven times.” – Psalm 12:6 (NIV)

Quote of the week:Don't follow your dreams; chase them.” --- Richard Dumb

It better be worth all the wahala (problems) I have taken to get to the other end of the earth...and during a terrible weather...with a lot of unpredictable happenings.

Gosh! I have got to be so crazy to do this. The saying was so right, "Curousity kills the cat..." LOL!!!

Wetin I go do? (Translated: "What would I do?") Anyways, Life is all about taking serious risk...they may kill you or make you a better person but in all, the most important thing is that you've lived life to its fullest. And at the end of life's journey, you can easily say, " God, your servant has seen your may take me now".

Honestly, in the back of my mind I wish this is where my search ends but what do I do if it still goes further than that point? And if it doesn't, do I keep my life on hold? Definitely not...I am better than that...I can't give up right now. Instead I will keep living each day like I will die tomorrow...struggling to be worthy of Heaven.

"God make me worthy of this gift that You've prepared for me..."

There is always a good ending to every stories...!!!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

21st Sunday...The In-Laws!!!

Song of the week: D'Banj – Olorun Maje

Encouragement Verse:If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the best from the land.” – Isaiah 1:19(NIV)

Quote of the week:Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant, they is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks.” --- Johann Gottfried Von Herder

Little by little, I am picking up speed in my quest for CHANGE. Everyday I am learning and I know there’s still room to change for the better …I know I can’t be perfect or I probably will need to pack up my bags and journey to ‘Heaven’…because that’s the only place where Mr. Perfect & Miss Perfect live.
Down here, what we find are people with flaws and we either take them as they are or keep searching…

To all my Single ladies…

Anyways, this past Thursday, we had a discussion about being single and still seriously searching… (Always a hot topic when you get an ‘invite’ from an old friend getting married). Anyways, the discussion was about how some in-laws can be so cruel to their daughters-in-law (as usually) when a thought hit me like a light bulb.

Now there are three things we will have to live with, when we eventually get married: Our husband, the marriage (at least, if divorce is not in your vocabulary) and your in-laws. These are all part of the whole package of saying “I do”… it is either all or nothing especially if you are an African...let alone, a Nigerian.

Ok, back to our ‘Light-bulb’ moment…One thing that really struck me was the fact that when we are seriously searching for Mr. Right/Perfect (actually, we never find him because he never remained on earth when other angels remained behind…) even years before we finally meet him by stoke of luck and attending a lot of Singles seminars, we seriously storm heaven with our prayers. [Notice that I am using the word, ‘Seriously’ a lot…LOL!!!]

And then the two love birds meet and eventually fall in love before deciding to take it to the next level: Marriage (at least, that how it is suppose to be)…we bid farewell to all the single ladies and immediately become members of the ‘Power of a Praying wife’ club who dedicate their lives seriously (once again) triggering an earthquake in heaven (could have called it, ‘Heaven quake’…anyhow) with our prayer for a successful marriage…and now for the In-laws...??? What happens to them, please don’t they also need prayers???

If you've watched the movie, ‘Monster-in-Law’ then you will see the necessity of praying also for the In-laws or asking God for a ‘Naomi’ as a Mother-in-law so we can exclaim like Ruth (Read, Ruth 1:16 – 18)…ok, lets be honest we can’t all have Saints as In-laws but prayer does tone down their plans to cause any storm in your marriage.

Think about it all my single ladies…What do you think???

Do have a wonderful week ahead…until next Sunday when I will be ‘Sleepless in Seattle’… Adieu!!!

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Sunday, January 11, 2009

20th Sunday...They Don't Fit...!!!

Song of the week: Shola Allyson-Obaniyi – Eledumare

Encouragement Verse:Do two walk together unless they have agreed to do so?” – Amos 3:3 (NIV)

Quote of the week:Joyfulness keeps the heart and face young. A good laugh makes us better friends with ourselves and everybody around us.” --- Orison Swett Marden

So it was Tuesday, and I unwavering decided to put on the newest member of my Shoe Club to the office. I was going to ‘drop it like it HOT!’ even when I knew they seriously hurt my feet at first wear…Even when my ‘feet conscience’ (transmitting ‘word of warning’ to the brain) sounded the alarm at the harm this could trigger but I deliberately pay no heed to the voice. It was like I was saying, “Damn, my good judgment…”

I stepped out of the house in style in those cute shoes. And like a fast moving train, I was off to work. Getting there in a record-breaking time...I was like the ‘Michael Phelps’ on land. I just could not wait to catwalk for my colleagues and become the envy of all the ladies there…” But by mid-afternoon, I had a rude awakening, my feet began to hurt so bad…those shoes that once brought me pleasure began to kill my feet softly…By now, I could hear over and over again as my conscience rang sense into this head of mine, ‘They don’t fit…’

I was unable to concentrate again. My hurting feet began to hurt badly, the clients on the other side of the phone, my Boss…and my colleagues all fought to gain my attention but I was lost in the World of ‘Yeah! I won die o

Before I knew it, I felt sick and suffocated with pain… I was already sweating like a Pig and automatically became the ‘Clock Watchman’… keeping tab as seconds turned into minutes, and minutes into hours… By three, I was unable to take it any longer that I had to politely excuse myself from the office to go home.
Once inside my flat, I got rid of them and avoided them like a plague after that. At this point I was so relieved; it was like a heavy burden was lifted.

Now, ask me what have I learnt from this experience? The simplest answer I can give for now [still recuperating …LOL]: “Can two walk together, except they…agreed?”

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Sunday, January 4, 2009

19th Sunday...Happy New Year to You All...!!!

Song of the week: R. Kelly – I Believe

Encouragement Verse:Wealth and honor come from you; you are the ruler of all things. In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all.” – 1 Chronicles 29:12 (NIV)

Quote of the week:God has a kingdom niche carved just for you. There are people He wants you to meet, lives He wants you to influence. He is tailoring your personality in such a way that you will hit it off with unsaved men and women who otherwise would never have the opportunity to experience a relationship with a believer. You are the instrument God wants to use to change someone's distorted perception of Christianity. You will be the one God uses to reshape someone's thinking and thereby prepare the way for salvation. That is, if you willing to make the discovery of His will your priority.” --- [An Extract from a book by Bishop Eddie long]

On Monday…only Two days obstructed my view from 2009…the fog of the relics of 2008 impeded everything and also my dress sense that I ended up wearing my Michael-Jackson-style pants to work, you know, the kind that’s afraid to touch the floor and we ladies, give it another name, Capri pants. My hair was also a mess...looking like one Tina Turner’s clone (hair-wise)…

By Tuesday…the thickness of the fog of 2008 seems to have began to eased out a bit and by today, my excitement for the New Year had amplified…Mind you, Hair still a mess...

...taking me into Wednesday , the cusp of the New Year, I watched as 2008 began to fade into the background of the yester-years each hour that I could only thank God with my Friend (during Power Wednesday) as we reminiscence the days gone by…We could only be appreciative that we’ve been given the grace of yet another day…and in a short while…yet another Year too…

And after a long wait, it was finally HERE, Thursday

Yeah!!! And it is 2009…Happy New Year!!! …Ok, I have to confess that I have been listening to Eldee's “Bosi Gbangba”…non-stop since last year (December 31, 2008)...I know o, it is soooo last year abi??? Anyways, it is all good...
So, it is the New Year, but I found myself kicking my feet up with Old movies...and some new ones also…I have to write that If my poor DVD player could nag like a woman then I would have had my ears
My mobile was bombard with “New Year” messages...and I reciprocated...(People are keeping it cheap even in the New Year, Haba!!! LOL!!!)

Then it was Friday (Strictly, a ME day)…No work for me, so I spent it giving myself a treat, a well-merited treat…went shopping until my feet were hurting. Learning to put myself on top of the list of “people-to-make-happy” [Me first, then Others follow]...

By Saturday…I just did some restructuring...sorting out my bills and important documents. This year I need to begin to think about putting more “actions” to my words...

“This is my year of new discoveries”

Then it is Sundaythe Year 2009…First Sunday…and my Nineteenth Sunday of Sunday-Sunday blogging…and to top it all…

My Birthday
Happy Birthday to a Wonderful Woman…An Imperfect woman but a woman who realizes that she's a Work-In-Progress, but she is still looking for direction…and who wants to learn to walk in a ‘moment-by-moment dependence on the Holy Spirit’…Happy Birthday, Beautiful Child of God - Me!!!

Thank you, God, for the ‘Gift of another Year’

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