I Want It, But Not That Way…..

Father God,

I know you want the best for me. There are times my desires please you and I know you approve.

Lord, at those times, please watch over me. Help me wait for your timing to have those things.

Let me not cut corners or take short cuts to get them. If I have to compromise my values to get them, I don’t want em.

If I have to scheme and lie and plot to get them, I don’t want them.

I know the blessings are mine but I’m willing to wait until you’re ready to give them to me. Sometimes you’re ready and I’m not. I’m not because I haven’t grown to receive them yet.

Help me go through the process of learning and growing. Take me through the process and help me learn the lessons along the way.

And when I get there, we will be there together. With you holding my hands. (Isaiah 41:13)

Basic Questions To Evaluate Your Friendships.

Be friends with those who are wise, and you will become wise. Choose fools to be your friends, and you will have trouble. –  Proverbs 13:30 (ERV)

Spend some time to evaluate your friendships. Take some time to answer these questions:

  • How did you become friends?
  • Why did you decide to be friends?
  • What do you talk about when you are together?
  • How has the friendship drawn you closer to God?
  • What habits have you learned or picked up from them?
  • What are their values and life principles?
  • How much of your values and principles do they agree with?
  • How do they react when you do not agree with them?
  • How do you feel when they do not approve of your beliefs or actions?
  • Are they as invested in the friendship as much as you are?
  • How have you grown from being friends with them?

#NewFavorite: “Oba Ara” By @Oluwa_shalom

Every time Shalom opens her mouth, she blesses me. Shalom is an amazing music minister and vocal coach.

On this new single, she features Gbenga Akinfenwa and i have had the song on replay all morning. I need to share it with you because I want it to bless you as much or even more than it has blessed me.
Here it is: CLICK ON THIS LINK

 

 

Faces Of God Talent Show Holds Lagos Auditions!

The Faces of God Talents (FGT) is a gospel talent show created to discover, talent in Music, Dance and Drama within the Christian community.  The talent show is open to people between the ages of 10 – 40 years old.

Auditions will take place at Ibadan, Lagos, Port-Harcourt, and Abuja with Grand Finale holding in Abuja. Hence, there are four zones thus: Ibadan zone (Oyo, Osun and Kwara); Lagos zone (Lagos and Ogun); Port-Harcourt (Rivers, Delta, Abia, Imo, Bayelsa and Akwa-Ibom); Abuja zone (Abuja, Plateau, Niger, Kaduna and Nasarawa).

To participate; Register at www.fgtalents.org

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Who Do I Become When I Hang Out With You?

I never used to pay much attention before. But about a year ago, i had some friends and something happened that made me re-evaluate that friendship. it made me look inwards and take a hard critical look at myself.

I discovered i was changing. I was morphing into a character my environment was creating. I was becoming influenced by the words i was hearing, the attitudes of those i was hanging out with and i had over time, put on a cloak of criticism and condemnation.

I didn’t like it. so i stepped away. i kept my distance and started to learn how to let God clean me up and detoxify me. i didn’t understand how deep it was until recently when the lord started to talk to me again about how our associations can either cover us in grace or take us out of the covering.

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#1000HelpingHands – Let’s Get 100 Children Back To School

Whatever their conditions in life, children have the same inner ability to be great. We strive to unlock their limitless potentials. Education and self-empowerment are crucial aspects to achieving our goal of sustainable intervention in the life of every child.

Education provides the opportunity of inclusion in the social and economic systems. We want children to have the basic capability to participate in the development of their society.

Over 10.5million Nigerian children are out of school, the largest globally. At the Destiny Trust, we put a face to this number; they are the children we encounter on the streets and disadvantaged communities.

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INTERSWITCH Is Indeed Changing The Way We Do Business!

INTERSWITCH Group has launched a new set of TV Commercials to share the story of the company’s enabling of digital payments and commerce, and to connect their brands; Verve and Quickteller with everyone.

The TV commercials tell the story of curiosity that lead discoveries and innovations, seeing the bigger picture and constantly seeking answers to questions that will ensure customers enjoy safer, faster and smarter transactions.

The Verve story captures the human spirit of freedom, resilience and strength to go beyond borders and excel in the face of challenges or imperfect situations.

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IdentiFIGHT Is Coming To Ibadan!

Insecurity is mean. Yes. Mean! Its a thief that robs us of our joy, our purpose, real relationships and most importantly, our identity.

So many of us women have been robbed of the knowledge of our true identity and we go through life wearing a mask.

We have mastered the art of covering up and patching up our emotional pain and we go through life smiling while wounded inside. Smiling while insecure. Not exactly sure who we are but covering up with our material achievements.

At IDENTIFIGHT Ibadan, we will strip those layers and discover who we really are. We will embrace who God has called us to be. We will share, we will pray and we will worship.

We will discover the father’s love. We will hold hands as sisters and walk through the process of healing together.
We will FIGHT. and the chains of insecurity will be broken.

Mark your calendars sisters. IDENTIFIGHT is coming to Ibadan on the 23rd of September.

Please book your seats by registering now!

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#FearlessConcert! Kirk Franklin Is Coming To Lagos!

The second edition of the FEARLESS concert, promises to be even bigger and better as Grammy award winner, and impressionist singer, Kirk Franklin will headline the event with  Nigerian songwriter and music director; Tim Godfrey and his Xtreme crew.

The concert is scheduled to hold on Sunday, August 13, 2017 from 5.00pm, at The Rock Cathedral, Lekki-Epe Expressway, Lagos.

Speaking on the Fearless concert, the  Pastor of House on The Rock church, Paul Adefarasin said:  “Tim Godfrey is a son and one of the icons raising the banner of Jesus using the tool of music and we are excited to be part of an historic concert hosting Kirk Franklin at The Rock Cathedral”.

Copy With Care….

Remember your leaders. They taught God’s message to you. Remember how they lived and died, and copy their faith. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Don’t let all kinds of strange teachings lead you into the wrong way. Depend only on God’s grace for spiritual strength, not on rules about foods. Obeying those rules doesn’t help anyone.” Hebrews 13: 7-9

Copy their faith. That was the line that jumped out at me as I read the above passage. The writer of Hebrews was writing to Christians at a time when all sorts of teachings and ideas were prevalent. Christianity had been diluted with all sorts of ideologies and belief systems and political views and the body of Christ divided into factions.  Sounds like 21st century Christianity doesn’t it?

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Big Potato or Small Potato?

Potatoes come in different sizes, and sorting them could take several hours resulting in lots of work for farmers during harvest season, however, I read about a certain farmer who used a different approach.
After harvesting the potatoes, the farmer would simply load them all on a truck and then take the roughest road to the market. Due to the bad state of the road, it was filled with lots of bumps, holes, and the entire journey itself wasn’t a pleasant one.
Something however took place during that process. The small potatoes would fall to the bottom of the truck, while the big ones would rise to the top. No one needed to sort them out, the bumpy and rough ride did the separation.
Isn’t life like that? Filled with bumps, challenges, and troubles as we go along the journey. But just like the potatoes, the small ones fall to the bottom while the big ones rise to the top. Being big or small has nothing to do with your stature or physique, it has to do with the state of your mind, the quality of your inner man and the extent of investments you’ve made in yourself.
Life has its way of sorting out everyone to where they truly belong over time. So, when the trials and challenges of life comes, will you fall to the bottom of the truck just like the small potatoes, or will you rise up to the top because you know that’s where you belong?
When life throws its best shot at you, Rise…!
— Written by Damola Johnson