Are we even fighting AT ALL…?

You know, this week was an absolutely emotional one for me. For some reason, I spent quite some time on the phone with women.
I took away ONE thing from EVERY conversation.

EVERY!!!

That some, maybe most of us are NOT fighting hard enough!!!

My Rev (who I am CRAZY about more now than before) said something once in his leadership school.

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It was a QnA session and someone had asked what informs his preaching per time…
He gave many things but one stuck out. I have NEVER forgotten
He said that sometimes you have quite a lot of people asking him questions on the same thing.

Different people. Random people. Same questions. Same issues.

Then he knows it is time to address it in a sermon…

That’s what this week was about for me so let’s yarn in this post.

Good thing is, I’m addressing myself too. I’m gonna write this knowing that I would have to come back from time to time and read it. Matter of fact, I’m sharing mostly my fights…

Ladies, are we fighting enough for what is OURS? Are we even fighting AT ALL?

No kiddin’ but looks like everywhere I turn, the devices of the enemy seem to be pumping itself up. But we who he is attacking are on Instagram.

If the devil ain’t coming for your kid, he’s coming for your marriage, or your husband, or your job through maybe a boss or policy from hell.

Oh, he’s coming for your finances too what with fridge spoiling today and pumping machine breaking tomorrow. Or even endless hospital bills for members of your home. Oh he’s really coming for our health.

He’s coming for your prayer and study life by making you either oversleep, engaging you in fruitless activities that leave you drained and unable to engage in activities that actually bear fruits. The ones God wants to use to bless you.

He’s coming for you by constantly whispering lies in your ears, sometimes through people closest to us, that make you cower and not live out your full potential.

He’s coming for you through domestic accidents, car accidents, and even NEPA!!!

That dude is coming for our lives and he’s not even slowing down. He’s deploying ALL of his arsenals.

He of course knows how to get to you and he is NOT holding back.

But a lot of us are sleeping, yawl.

Giving up.
Holding back.
Drawing back.
Making excuses.
Blaming the wrong person.
Fighting the wrong person.
Or just lounging on Instagram.

You know what, we are in a battle guys. This is not PS3. Or candy crush. Or subways surfer.
This. Is. Full. Blown. War.

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We are in a battlefield guys. Not a play ground.

Sadly some of us are giving up just because he pulled the first punch.

Honey let me tell you what you do…
You. Fight. Back!!!

Oh Jesus, YOU roll up your sleeves and shokoto and get ready to kick some devil ass without pity.

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But some of us don’t know how to fight because we don’t have any weapons. Our arsenals are empty.

The weapons of our warfare are NOT carnal but they are MIGHTY through God…

Tz not to late to get in the battle field babe.
Good thing is, we have read the end!!!
We. Win!!!
We end up with Jesus on the streets of gold baby.
The devil rots in eternal hell.
We. Win guys!!!
So we fight from victory.
We fight on our knees.
We go in our secret prayer place, get out our sword of the spirit-the WORD- and do some serious damage to the devil.

So that boss will not let you be, messing up your life and making you miserable at work.

No, don’t take it as ‘one of those things…’

You get home, block out like 30mins and scabash until even you KNOW it is settled!!! Do it everyday until that which you have spoken, becomes your reality. Either he/she changes or leaves or you leave to somewhere better.

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Your laptop packs up for no just cause. Or starts misbehaving. And you know just how important it is to your life and productivity.

You sigh. And just leave it lying there.
No baby!!!

You better lay your hands on it and start commanding ooo.

NEPA decides to misbehave messing up almost everything at home. Nne, fight!!!

Either you are fighting for God to take you to the level financially where NEPA has zero effect on your life, or that you have power every time you need it.

I didn’t realise how powerful NEPA can be until some two weeks back. Light was almost always absent and my inverter almost always off.

If you see how my prayer life dipped ehn. Plus my productivity. I would just lay in bed almost all day, hating NEPA and doing nothing. Then when they bring it, I’m happy and wham, it goes off again and my everything dips.

I usually confess that I always have light in my home but during that time, I used to continually feel bad that all my confessions weren’t working and so I wasn’t even confessing again.

Ah, one day I heard God.

Like Eziaha, isn’t this when you are supposed to go even harder on your confession? Just some manifestation of the devil using NEPA and you wanna roll over and play dead.
I mean, NEPA!!!
Where’s your fight girl? How do you defeat the devil if you can’t defeat NEPA!!!
Go and do battle on this situation until it changes. But in the meantime, resolve that you would still maximise your day.

Oh I repented!!! I know I shared with the ladies in this group I’m in and one of them talked about not waiting till circumstances are perfect to keep our faith going.

You know what? I decided I would do battle. I would battle with the Word and keep my confessions going. I would fight until I have my 24/7 power supply (whichever way it comes) but in the meantime, find creative ways to yet maximise my day despite NEPA.
I’m not kidding, all through this week, NEPA was not even an issue.
NOT. AT. ALL!!!

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I’m still fighting. I don’t stop.

How many of us stay fighting for the relationships God has put in our lives?

One little misunderstanding that you know you could have dealt with by putting your ego in check.

But no!!! You sacrifice a perfectly amazing relationship on the altar of self-worship!!!

You know what? I’ve decided to fight to keep the friends God has given me especially those in my inner-inner and then inner circle.

Gosh, I have decided to DO GRACE!!! Make excuses for them, forgive and fight to keep our friendship going.

This week one of my friends upset me. Or maybe I was over reacting and I just decided to do nothing. I would just leave it and well if we get to the end, we get there. Ain’t nobody got time to push.

You see, sometimes I’m like a spoilt kiddo. I hear how awesome I am a lot that sometimes I forget that awesome don’t mean i am perfect.

But this kiddo also wants to obey God so… I Shake it off and get on my face before God… humble!!!

Then in my Quiet time as I prayed, God told me to fight to keep it. Infact, God pushed me. He made me do what my flesh would NEVER do. That was when I tweeted this.

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And I’m thankful I did. Because humans are not perfect. We don’t toss people just because… we fight to keep the relationships GOD Himself brought to us.

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Still. Pretty. Traumatized!!!

And you know, I’m pretty resolved to keep fighting!!!

For friendship!!!

Sometimes you are not even fighting for a friendship but for a soul. Maybe God wants you to minister to XXX but a few ‘hinderances’ along the way, gets you like ‘abeggi. See someone I am even trying to help…Ain’t nobody got time for that’
No!!! Let’s not give up on something absolutely amazing that God wants to do through us just because human beings do what human beings do – misbehave!!!

You know, I was pretty done with this post and was just editing when one of my babies sent me this message.

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You see, I felt like one proud mama. I told her I would add to a post I was writing. I’m so glad I didn’t give up on her when she gave me so many reasons to. Instead I loved her deep and prayed for her hard. I’m soooo proud of  you baby. You are sooo much stronger than you know.  Do you see how much stronger she sounds and how much willing she is to fight? Fight to kick any stupid soul ties as a result of past mistakes? Imagine if I got tired of an assignment God gave me in this babe.

Fight.
Fight to be a blessing.
Fight to obey God.

For some of us, the fight we have cowered from is a fight to save our marriages. Our marriages have gone through a rough patch and are not exactly the ‘fairy tale’ we quite expected and so we just resolve to sha be in it, and enjoy the 50percent it is offering. Afterall, at all at all na him bad pass.

Ah!!!

Gosh, honey fight for that dream marriage you envisaged. We don’t do half measures. We don’t take the crumbs the devil offers. We fight to take hold of ALL that God died for, thriving amazing marriages and all.

Or maybe you suspect your hubby may be looking outside or there is this one woman who you have bad vibes from. Or maybe sef, you KNOW He is flat out cheating. Don’t just sit and cry.
Or maybe cry yes but clean your eyes and go do some serious battle in your secret place.

Fight the devil. It’s really him.
Not your husband.

Attack the real enemy that wants to stay hidden.

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I believe in marriage. I don’t think any marriage is exempt from the devil’s wiles. My own marriage throws me constant battles but one thing hubs and I are decided on is the fact that we will FIGHT to keep it. Keep fighting till it gets better and betterer.

I believe we should fight to save our marriages. Frankly I have a couple of people in my corner whose marriages I had sorta joined them to write off (don’t judge)but one day, as I prayed for God to help them move on, He nudged me to pray instead for a restoration.
Because He can restore.
He urged me to encourage them to FIGHT to save their marriages. And you know what, I actually believe, BELIEVE that He can heal these marriages. And I’m excited too.

You see how Elisabeth fought in War room??? You see that scene where after praying, she comes outside and starts to shout at the devil?

Sometimes that’s what you need to do. I know someone may think you are mad but you know what you are doing.

You know, a dear friend of mine shared with me how long she stays just thinking about her life every morning, what she has and doesn’t have, comparing herself with X and Y. For almost 2hours every morning.
Hian!!! That devil is a bastard. God punish him. I had to tell her it was time to do battle.
Get your Bible out, search out scriptures that pertain to that and just keep repeating it to yourself.

Or when he comes and reminds you of your single state or the fact that you don’t have babies yet? Or you don’t have a job yet. Cos trust me honey, he’s coming for you. To attack your mind. Stay ready to fight. And no matter your circumstances, resolve to be JOYFUL even in your waiting. Sometimes, that’s our most potent weapon. Our joy, complete and unshaken.

It a journey we are on and I am so convinced she’s gonna be such a fighter the devil will wish he didn’t start this fight!!!

Frankly that’s also something I do. I have an absolutely over-imaginative mind and so whenever the devil throws those thoughts in, I don’t take bait. Rather I go all 2Cor 10 : 5 and 6

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For example, sometimes the devil may say what if KingDaveed falls down and hurts himself or whatever worse…
I actually stop what I am doing and say out loud…

‘…I capture that thought and I force it into the obedience of Christ and His Word. I declare that there are Angels watching over us and him and so we will not as much as smite our feet against a stone…’

I say that as often as I need to.
Because we counter thoughts with words…
Creflo Dollar says ‘…a silent Christian’ is an oxymoron.
So I love to watch that scene with Elizabeth shouting over and over again. Legit gives me goosebumps.

No way we should let the devil get away with anything. 
Are we also fighting for our health and that of our children?

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The delight of my heart

I recall January 1, KingDaveed started running a temperature. Like play like play we hit almost 40 degrees.
I. Was. So. Mad.
You see, I’m a firm believer in using your faith to keep the sickness away but if you have slacked and it has come, I am not anti-drugs. Especially for a baby. Except God is leading me otherwise, I can trust Him to give the doctors wisdom in prescribing and trust that the drugs will work.

So I spoke to my bestie, she prescribed, I bought. And hated that I was spending money on drugs at the start of the year.

Trust the devil to start speaking into your mind that na so the year go dey. Since we have cucu started that way.
Joke!!!
JOKER!!!
I said NEVER AGAIN!!!

I got scriptures. As many as I could. On health.

I wrote them out long hand. And every single day, I speak it over my household. My baby, hubby and now my help. Of course over me too. I stay on the offensive. I fight!!! I don’t agree that ‘...it is the weather…’ I recognise that the stripes that wounded Him covers the elements too…’

So if for some reason he starts coughing, I start speaking with every cough

I declare that you are healed by the stripes of Jesus… I curse this cough smiting it from its root in Jesus name…’

Even if it looks like nothing is happening, I keep speaking. I even add that
‘…God I may not see it but I believe that you are working behind the scenes. Therefore I am not moved by what I see…’

There was this time the devil was messing big time with my peace. And joy. It was when I was looking for a help. With every sign of hope, I was joyful. With every hope dashed, maybe we don’t agree on this and that, or the agent just does the most ludicrous thing, I would be soooo sad.
One day, after my mood went from 100 to -100 because of another closed door, God had to sit me down and ask whether my trust is in Him or the Agents? The devil was messing BIG TIME with my peace and joy.
Ah!!!
I knew I had to fight. Because this battle if I lost it, I would desperately open a door He had closed.
I gathered scriptures on peace and joy and trust. Wrote them out long hand and started eating it.

I fought till I got my peace back.
With every door that closed, I rejoiced. Because that was God closing it and saving me. My joy and peace stayed in tact.

And when God finally opened a door, I KNEW it was Him. But until then, I didn’t let the devil mess with me.

Wooooh, this is a battle of Words oooooooooooo.
See why you MUST study the scriptures for yourself and not be a comedian???

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You see why you stay on your knees?

You know, there was this time in a friend’s home where she realised she was always fixing this and that. It always starts small small. The devil NEVER comes in obvious fashion.

An AC here so you call the AC repairer. The hose in the washing machine, you call the plumber. The water heater starts dripping? Plumber again? Microwave packs up? Speed dial the guy who fixes it? Cabinet/wardrobe spoils, you call carpenter.
Fridge sparks? Generator packs.
And the list keeps increasing. And the frequency too.
One day she told me ‘…but babe I am a TITHER na… it is time to pray...’

That was wisdom.
That is wisdom.

Sometimes the solution is not to call the plumber. It is to go round your home, anoint everything while reminding yourself, God and the devil that you tithe and so the devourer stays rebuked.
I love this DP…

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I strongly believe that this is what we have been called to be
Warriors. In. Heels.
It don’t have to show from your outer demeanour. But spiritually, be a pit bull!!! A bull dog!!!

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When you wake up, let the smaller demons tell the bigger demons to tell the devil himself that it is time to pick race.

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We are not about that giving up life.
You need some scripture for that?

Hebrews 10:39
We are not quitters who lose out. Oh no we will stay with it and survive. Trusting God all the way.

Just to balance things up, there is a part for you to play.
Any fight of faith that leaves everything to God is an irresponsible faith.

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Say you are fighting for your marriage, sister that is not the time to respond to everything hubs says just because you must have the last word or show that you are right!!!
You sef shut up sometimes.

Or you are fighting for your health yet KFC daily and you don’t work out?

No ma!!! No sir!!!

Eeeeek and Hallelujah!!!

A dear dear friend shared something with me this week that got me doing the Holy dance. I had encouraged her to work on her weight especially as we were in faith for her health which the devil was messing with big time. Now, her irregular period has normalized and all that hormonal drama is gone. Plus she is rocking a HOT new look.
So faith and work!!!

So as I trust God for the health of my home, I make sure that the home stays clean, we eat good food not just junk and so on.

I’m trusting God for my finances so I make sure I am tithing and being a good steward of HIS money HE has so graciously given me and putting Him FIRST!!!
I’m fighting to keep friendships and so beyond praying, I’m doing the necessary investment and inconveniencing myself occasionally for my friends.
I mean, that’s how we fight!!!

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And after it dries, kick ass!!!

Sister, the devil can deal the first blow but make sure that he doesn’t KNOW what hit him by the time you gather yourself.

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Let me leave you with Ephesians 6

10 A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil.12 For we[a] are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.

13 Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm.14 Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness. 15 For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared.[b] 16 In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil.[c] 17 Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

18 Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.[d]

Here’s to fighting, heels and all

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E’

PS:
My email is eziaha@eziaha.com

PPS: I have to mention my people… Joyce, Christine and Shirer.

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Haha. I don’t even know what to say. I’m just thankful for them!!!

PPPS
Blogging is work!!! This took me like FIVE hours!!! Jeeeeeez!!! But by Jesus, I LOVE this job!!!
But I need to learn to write shorter. Not.

Haha.

But FIRST… What’s left!!!

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Haha. I can’t even keep away for just about three weeks.
You know you love it too. Haha.
Plus yawl keep the stats BOOMING
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Thank you… 😍👏Let’s do more please

Anyhoos, I wanted to pop in and say hey…

Plus share something short (hopefully) with yawl. This is especially because I get asked questions like this from both my mentees and my friends plus I have also seen people make this mistake so this presents me an opportunity to share on a large scale, my AWESOME blog…💞😍

Happy new month guys.
#GroupFABHug

Tz my baby’s birth month so I agree with my friend Emma who says it is the BEST month of the year.

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He puts June second.
He’s crazy. Ignore him. Haha

OK let’s blog ‘But FIRST…’

This phrase has been highlighted in my spirit man strongly in very recent times.

Here’s where it comes from

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Back up a bit to get the gist of the whole thing. The whole chapter is really good.

Not only is the economy at the time is dreary (there is a famine) but the woman is a widow with a son, and she’s down to her very LAST meal after which she has resigned to death yet Elijah ignores all of this and has the guts to make a request and even say BUT (me) FIRST…

The latter part of last year was a very VERY tight one for me financially. Right into early this year.

Running two homes became official and with one rent being new, the other’s rent being renewed… phew!!! Plus getting a car…

Lord. A. Mercy!!!

I had to really scrap stuff together, cut off a lot and tighten my belt.

Infact some service days I would realise I didn’t have enough so I would give ‘something‘ sha or I didn’t even have  an offering to give. I had let MY needs literally consume me. I mean it had more real estate in my heart than the things of God.

Sad. But. True.

One day, I had a moment.
After I read this scripture.
My needs were REAL but becoming this woman I was becoming was unreal!!!

There is one that gives freely/scattereth yet gets even more and the other witholds unduly/is stingy and yet comes to poverty/want (Prov 11:24)

Truth is I am by nature a good giver. Just that those months got me going from say 80% to 30%.
Both to God. And to people.

After that moment, I repented from being too into myself.
Sometimes, even the choir needs a sermon so I preached to myself, the same thing I had both practised and preached to others in the past.

You put GOD FIRST with your finances (tithe, offerings, seeds/sacrifices and charitable giving) and then work the rest of your spendings and savings around the rest.

Around WHAT’S LEFT!!!
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Intentionally and deliberately, that was what I did both for me, KingDaveed and my Homehelp.

I got envelopes and took care of God’s business for March FIRST including tithe, offerings for each service day, sowed both into His house and His prophets (over us) and gave out some too as we were led. Literally, I wrote God post dated cheques. Haha.

Interestingly, I was just praying seriously about what I sensed God was telling me when one night, hubs tells me that he feels God wants us to sow XX amount.
For our budget, it was much and I think he sorta thought I just may feel one kain about it.

Whosai!!! Me that had been praying. It felt sooooo good to know hubs and I were on the same page on it. Tz on days like that I am reeeeaaaaalllllyyyyy REALLY glad I married him.

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Every other expenses came AFTER THAT!!!
And trust me, I was happy to deny myself of a few things so long as I was in obedience with God.

Put God right in the middle, then build around Him. Don’t try to do your own thing first and then give Him from what’s left

Don’t be stupid like I was.

That’s how I used to live. That’s how I intend to live going forward. I don’t ever intend to forget again.
Amen!!!

BUT God FIRST!!!

You know what, I was telling someone yesterday that I was too excited for March and going forward. God is the BEST business partner ever. See how the widow’s story ended na…

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With the way the WORLD economy (not just Nigeria) is even going, you know you need a better business partner than man. Or the government.

You know what, just today I had a testimony. It was a real UNREAL moment for me. I still prayed about it this morning and I recall just teasing God to fix it because ‘...You can do anything na…

Like one of my best friends said as I shared with her

‘…later someone will say there is NO God. devil na bastard!!!…’

And funny thing is as I spoke to hubs tonight, he very EXCITEDLY shared TWO testimonies that happened today at work. Something we had been believing for just clicked back to back.

I mean, just because we decided as a family to put GOD FIRST

This is just March 1 oooo. Kai!!!

But you know what? Even if, and I say this sincerely, even if I see/saw NOTHING, I will keep living that way. I just am absolutely hopelessly in love with Jesus that I wanna HONOR HIM with what He has so graciously blessed us with.

And not just your finances, there are other ways we put God first in our lives.
Sit down and ask the Holy Spirit to teach you.
But let me share another.

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We need to put GOD FIRST as we start our day. In other words, make sure the first thing you do on waking is spend time with God.

Block out that time and then work the rest of your day around what’s left.

I was at prayer meeting this morning and the Pastor read out something in Job I had NEVER seen in the Bible.

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NKJV says Have you COMMANDED the morning…?

I mean Job had spent all those previous chapters complaining and whingeing and when God responds, part of what He asks him is

do you even wake up and command your morning. Command the economy to favor you. Command evil people to steer clear of your way. Command Angels to be on guard???’

Or do you wake up and command your phone, twitter and IG?
Or do you wake and command your workout?

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Because I workout a lot, I know sooner than later, you would get to point where maybe because you are pressed for time, you just jump into your WO and postpone Quiet time with Jesus for later.

Or NEVER as most times becomes the case.

I believe in starting your day right with God.

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Give Him the first and BEST part of the day even if it means waking earlier than usual and watch Him take care of the rest of the day

Happy new month guys.

Cheers to putting HIM FIRST!!!

God is crazy about you. Yup, He really is crazy about you and me.

Love,
E’

PS
I finally got UNDAUNTED!!! By my crazie Aussie Sister chick

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What EXCITED looks like...

I have bawled so much reading it tho.
Not done yet. I am taking my time. Plus, my heart…💔
Nigeria gets some bad press right at the beginning too
:'(😭😭😭
#HumanTrafficking
Anyways, I need a Joyce Meyer Bible. Have one last person to gift pending. I am tired of looking. Anybody know where I can get in Lagos, Nigeria???
Laterna and Bible wonderland don’t have.
Oh and Joyce’s Overload is finally out.

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This is awesome!!! Joyce is a great grand mom

Soooo excited to get my e-copy…
Yaaaay!!!
Tani tagged me on IG when she saw the post and I just laughed…
Like gurrrrrl, Joyce and I practically wrote that book. Lol

How we (Heather Lindsey & I) spend our QUIET TIME…

Guys, I am just in love with God. I mean, I am just plain obsessed with God!!!

Groupie. Freak. Stalker. Lover. Everything!!!

 

The NUMBER one resolution I have this new year is to spend more QUALITY time with God!!!

I seriously shortchange myself EVERY SINGLE DAY I don’t spend quality time with Him. When I just sit before the Lord, it is a download session, it is incredible.

God is like the most EXCITING phenomenon in the entire world and beyond.

2016 will be a most amazing year. I know!!! Soooo many things will happen. I will close my eyes and JUMP. My life will change, in astonishing ways. Oh I am excited bundles.

It was Tuesday night that after I finally put KingDaveed to sleep, I just went into my prayer room as I had not prayed all day (yeah it was one of those CRAZY days haha). It was about 11pm but I certainly didn’t want the day to go by just like that.

I had a lot on my mind I needed to make sense of and it was like God had just pulled a seat and was waiting for me in my prayer room because no sooner had I sat that He just started downloading. I mean, it was CRAZY!!! I had to come back the next noon just to re-read all I had written and realised God alone inspired me.

I frankly do not remember how I found myself on Heather’s YouTube page that same night but I know God orchestrated it. I saw a video on How to spend time with God so I downloaded it and got to watching.

As I watched, I just smiled. I could have done that video myself.

Everything she said resonated!!! Goodness!!!

Guys, this new year, you MUST spend QUALITY TIME WITH GOD.

Leave that STUPID excuse of ‘I am busy’ in 2015, ehn madam/oga

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Resolve that this is not the year for ONLY interrupted time with God e.g. on my way to work, in the shower, stuck in traffic, etc.

Of course those sessions with God are good and should be encouraged but you should have that QUIET TIME where you go someplace, shut the door (real or imaginary) and shut out the world and just FELLOWSHIP with God.

God has a LOT to say to you. He created you. He KNOWS what path you ought to take in life but if you are not spending enough time with Him, how will you recognise His voice or even hear Him.

One of my fave people to follow on IG

One of my fave people to follow on IG

These three women- Priscilla Shirer, Joyce Meyer and Heather Lindsey- have spoken a lot about just spending time with God.

 

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To get to know someone, what do you do? You spend more and more time with them. One of my besties Eniola, I know her soooo well. I spend a lot of time talking on the phone with her and chatting with her on BBM.

Yup I am about to be a godmama AGAIN!!!

Yup I am about to be a godmama AGAIN!!!

You cannot pretend to be Eniola to me. I would know. The Bible says that the devil disguises as the angel of light but if we have spent enough time with God, we would easily discern between the voice of God and the devil’s.

God wants to really lead us. Infact sometimes I think He DESPERATELY wants to lead us. He is just there thinking ‘Oh if only Eziaha would spend more and more time with me, this would not even be an issue in her life’

He wants to lead us in every detail of our lives, leaving nothing out.

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I recall as I just spent time with Him that night, I walked round my prayer room and just talked. And then I was just telling Him how I wanted to cordone a part off to use as a library and all and then God says No, call it a VISION ROOM not a Library and no don’t separate it. I knew in my spirit that the name could have only come from God. So I have a Prayer room and a Vision room in one space.

Guys!!!

Seriously, God became my personal interior decorator and He downloaded exactly how that space should be designed. I mean it was a full blown out discourse. If you heard me that midnight, you woulda thought I was going crazy.

And then there were certain projects I felt in my spirit He was kinda leading me to but I didn’t quite see the full picture. That night, He downloaded details to me. I know I am smart ooo but NO WAY I coulda thunk up that stuff.

It was beautiful!!!

So listening to Heather and she was talking about how she spends time with God and how He speaks to her, I could relate.

Totally.

And then God told me to go and put this down in a post instead of the THANK YOU post I was doing to wrap up the year on my blog. And He also told me to do the VISION BOARD ONLINE PARTY post too.

I just know that these two would bless more people way more than that THANK YOU post would. Moreover, it is sooooo important to LIVE LED!!!

JUST OBEY!!!

LET Him interrupt your life and plans. Because honey, you NEVER know what is on the other side of your obedience.

I would advise that you find time to watch this Heather’s video.

But let me share some of the practical steps she shared in the video as to how she spends her Quiet time.

  • Find a suitable location where you would be uninterrupted. Matt 6;6 says when you pray, go into your MOST PRIVATE ROOM, and CLOSING THE DOOR, pray to Your Father who is in secret.
    NO I can't stop talking about WAR ROOM!!!

    NO I can’t stop talking about WAR ROOM!!!

    It is important that we find that special place where we clear out our desk and meet with God. She started from using her bathroom where she would spread a blanket on the floor and fellowship because she had a roomie so the room was out of it. Then she moved to a corner, then a window side etc till now she has a dedicated prayer room

  • Get a HARDCOPY Study Bible in a version that you can flow with. Thankfully, we have a TON of versions these days. Not everytime Bible-on-your-phone. I recommend the Joyce Meyer Everyday life Bible which I blogged about here
  • Get JOURNALS. Heather loves pretty journals and so do I. imagesWrite out scriptures LONG HAND. You can also do scripture cards that you can take along with you everywhere you go. Write down what He says to you. Write Him love letters. You don’t have to be perfect. Just be yourself
  • Get music. I always have music playing in my Quiet time. I believe that music sets the tone especially if you are listening to real worshippers
  • Vent if you have to. Raw. Uncut. Tell God EXACTLY how you feel and then ask him to help you out. Don’t be coding for God. She said that at the beginning she didn’t really know how to pray so all she would do is just VENT haha. Honey, whatever works for you.
  • Be creative and spirit led. Somedays God would have you just dance. Other days, He can have you flat on your face in worship. Some days you just speak in tongues. Whatever. Just make it an exciting date time with God.
  • Read your Bible of course. If there is an area you are struggling with in life, you can go to the back of your study people and look up scriptures that address that and pray using those scriptures. See why you need a STUDY BIBLE???

She said a lot more so go watch the video.

Not everytime download new song or workout videos. Sometimes download THE WORD!!!

Something Joyce Meyer says is that sometimes we are all like ‘Oh I dunno what to do in my Quiet time’ and stuff like that. But really, just go, take a seat and sit before the LORD uninterrupted. God will meet you at that level where you at. So long as you find that time for Him.

 

And yes you can have this one by PRISCILLA SHIRER too

I am so thankful for my Prayer room and my Vision room. It is still NEW and empty and I look forward to decorating it like God instructed. But when I go in there to pray, the first thing I feel is PEACE!!! I just KNOW that God is ready for me.

 
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I am pretty creative and unconventional about how I pray. But on a side of my wall, I have stick-on notes containing prayer points and scriptures for every area of my life. My husband, My son, My friends, intercession, My family and in-laws, My Rehoboth (my home)Myself, etc. so I keep adding to the list or striking out. On another side, I have my testimonies. Eeek, I love going to that corner because it amps my faith volts mehn!!! It just shows that God is REEEAAALLLLYYYY working.

I also have my Bibles, my Vision journal and my Prayer/Study journal. Then my diary and laptop. My pens, papers, masking tape, ruler and highlighters. And of course, good ol’ water haha. I am thinking of buying Dates and leaving them there. So my ‘Dates’ with God is the only time I get to eat Dates. How cool is that?

It is my space so whatever works for me mehn!!! Of course I have my Confession too.

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I actually pray as the Spirit leads even though I have a prayer timetable. Oh and if there is any book I am reading at the mo’, I have it there.

Of course, I will share more pictures as it takes shape. And more tips as the Spirit leads.

I really really pray that yawl make time for God this new year, there is so much about your life and future He wants to share with you . life is TOO BIG and confusing I don’t wanna waste time making mistakes. But if your life is too cluttered, with Him getting only the drive time on the way to work, honey there are some things you just would never know. It is like my relationship with my husband. There are some things he would never say when we have those casual random talks. But when we have a proper clear-out-your-schedule time, then there are deeper things we would get to say to each other. Ditto with friends. Ditto with God.

Simples!!!

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So *in Heather’s voice* Some of yawl need to QUIT that job or that lil boyfriend/girlfriend and go SIT BEFORE THE LORD and hear from Him…’

I love yawl. God is crazy about you.

Cheers to a new year of being FIERCELY INTENTIONAL about sitting at His feet and getting directions for your life…

Happy New year guys and see yawl soon

E’

5 REASONS WHY YOU NEED THE JOYCE MEYER STUDY BIBLE

Tz actually called THE EVERYDAY LIFE BIBLE but I had to use that title for obvious reasons.

My Hardcover back and its flap

My Hardcover back and its flap

Btw, happy new month yawl…And happy independence to Nigeria. This month, this blog will stay drippin’ with plenty good stuff regularly. At least twice a week, and on very good weeks, thrice. Don’t thank me, send cheques. *straight face*

Looks like almost all the good bloggers have taken a sabbatical. Choi!!! My Reader is just dry. Just a few people blogging stuff I like to read but they are few and far between. Anyways, this October sha, just leave my blog open and keep refreshing cos I won’t be smiling ooo… I think I will do every three days. That should work better.

Lol, you know why I am boasting? As we speak(write/read), I have 5 posts already ready (tautology intended) aside this one ooo. 5 FINGER LICKING DELICIOUS POSTS… #EXCITED!!! And I am still writing more and more… Just enjoy this spell while it lasts haha.

I should apologise though that I didn’t fulfil my promise here to run all things baby in September. I wanted to but it looked like I was forcing it. And I LOVE to have free flow when I blog. Let’s take a rain cheque on all those posts and I promise when we finally have an all things baby,mama,parenting etc up in here, it would also be finger licking DELISH!!!

Ok, we were saying…

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You can use this to help me publicise the post. Thanks

5 reasons you need the Joyce Meyer EVERYDAY LIFE BIBLE (aside from the fact that it’s a real pretty Bible)

The Leather back

The beautiful Leather back

  1. YOU NEED A STUDY BIBLE…

Oh yup, I know we are a bunch of cool kids with our iPhones and stuff which have our Bibles on them which is REALLY GOOD but can I be straight up honest with yawl? IT IS NOT ENOUGH!!! See ehn, NOTHING beats good ol’ black and white. Don’t worry, I know you think your e-Bible and YouVersion are meeting your Bible needs hence no need for a hardcopy but I promise you, as you GROW in your walk with God, you would want to get a HARDCOPY STUDY BIBLE plus your YouVersion too. Btw, if the guys at YouVersion are reading this, MAJOR SHOUT OUT!!! I dunno what I would do without you guys. God bless yawl.

Like I said, a deeper walk with God will somehow leave you yearning for not just a ‘Bible on your phone/device or a Gideon Bible** but a Study Bible.

A study Bible is an edition of the Bible prepared for use by a serious student of the Bible. It provides scholarly information designed to help the reader gain a better understanding of and context for the text.

I actually decided to do this post so I have something to reference, after I had gotten quite some people on my Social media asking me at different times to recommend a study Bible for them. I don’t even skip a beat, I just type THE JOYCE MEYER EVERYDAY LIFE BIBLE!!! That Bible has the inherent ability to transform your quiet time with God. It is such a complete study Bible for those who want MORE!!! There are so many study Bibles out there but I heartily recommend and swear by Joyce’s especially because of the following FOUR reasons…

  1. The EDLB presents in AMPLIFIED VERSION

Not to put down other versions but we all know that AMP is B A E!!!
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I really like it because it sorta combines all my favourite versions in one as it amplifies  the verses. The originality of (N)KJV combines perfectly with the funkiness of MSG without leaving out the beautiful simplicity of my dearly beloved NLT and NIV. Just take a look at John 16:7

But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the [a]Helper (Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor—Counselor, Strengthener, Standby) will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him (the Holy Spirit) to you [to be in close fellowship with you]…

I mean see all the names of the Holy Spirit listed there in parentheses. Abeg wetin again you dey find? Haba!!! You can’t get this in any other version. The AMP version is too sweeeeeeeeeet abeg… Gives Joyce Meyer a SOLID foundation to build on.

  1. It has HANDS DOWN the BEST CHAPTER INTRODUCTIONS!!!

Even revelations

Omo, I dunno how my mama does this ooo but she makes even history interesting. At the beginning of each Book, she gives some basic historical background so you have an idea of what to expect as you read and put it in context, EVEN IF YOU ARE A NOVICE TO THE BIBLE. After reading it, you just can’t wait to dive in. In fact, for me I realise that I start taking notes from her intros. It is that sweeeeeeeeeeeeet. Just look at what she did with Joshua

The book of Joshua teaches us much about the kind of courage we need if we are going to fight for God’s promises…God had already given the Israleites the Promised land but they did have to fight for possession…..Not only did they have enemies to fight on their way there, they also had enemies to fight once they got there.

As their leader, Joshua not only needed to be courageous himself, he also needed to inspire courage in the people. When God spoke to him to FEAR NOT, He wasn’t telling him not to feel fear: He was telling him not to let fear hold him back. In other words, DO IT AFRAID. And Joshua did…

I pray that you like Joshua will be strong and courageous in your everyday life and that you will inspire others to be bold as well…’

I mean, doesn’t this already make you courageous even before you get to Chapter 1? If you think Joshua is cool, you need to see what she did with Kings and then the Gospels. Ah!!! Yum!!!

  1. IT HAS PLENTY SENRENREN aka GOOD DELICIOUS STUFF

You know all those plenty meats you find in a very good roadside buka, ehen Joyce’s EDLB packs plenty into every page.

Speak the Word contains short confessions sprinkled on almost every page relating to what you have read. Almost like a memory verse customization for you to take into the day… Talk about a byte-size yum

Life Points are short catchy everyday phrases, sometimes one-liners which she takes and uses to emphasize a life lesson.

Putting the Word to WORK is just that… teaching you how to apply what you have just read to your everyday life.

And so on.

Like I said, each page drips with the richness of the Word, literally.

And then she has this segment at the back where she has written down plenty life topics and then the verses in the scriptures that deal with them. How cool is that? Talk about making the work easier for you.

And I saved the best for last

  1. SHE TELLS ABOUT A GAZZILION PERSONAL STORIES

I mean who doesn’t like real life stories to drive home the point?

Some of her many stories

Some of her many stories

She takes these maybe sometimes not-so-clear words you have read and then tells you a story from her own life, using her husband, kids, parents, ministry, etc.  based on it. And if you know anything about my mama’s life, not only is she soooo practical, her life is full of very interesting events packed full of lessons. She shares her mistakes, defeats, victories, etc with us all. That segment is called the EVERYDAY LIFE ARTICLES and trust me, they bring the appetiser, main meal and desserts to that party that you are having in your Quiet time with the LORD. Even if you are ntiboribo (Dr N, please translate), you will understand when you read her Bible. It is like the Holy Spirit is just sitting there with you explaining everything through all the good stuff Meyer has added. Tz such a ‘laughNlearn’ Bible.

Trust me guys, this Bible has other goodies but lemme stop here while you go out and GO GRAB YOURS. If your Quiet time has been boring, Honey try this and send me a THANK YOU CHEQUE mehn!!! I promise you, it will totally revv up your study life.

When I bought it about 6 years, it was 4500naira

Lol at my 'occasion'

Lol at my ‘occasion’

I was a student then and it was A WHOLE LOT OF MONEY cos my pocket money was just 20k monthly. So don’t let the cost deter you. SAVE UP AND BUY!!! Tz a wise investment.

I got it from Foodco in Ibadan and I know for sure that you can find it in Bible Wonderland, Laterna ventures and many other Christian book stores in Lagos and well Nigeria.

It is a big Bible and even though I have many other smaller Bibles, I GO EVERYWHERE with my EVERYDAY LIFE BIBLE for my everyday study.

So there you have it folks, 5 REASONS WHY YOU NEED THE JOYCE MEYER EVERYDAY LIFE BIBLE!!!

You can of course get other study Bibles and still have a rich study experience, especially in other versions but I just think my mama’s own is the BEST place to start. Plus you are in good company too as I know for a fact some other cool Preachers/women who use it. But hey, it is NOT for women alone ooo, tz FOR EVERYBODY.

So had anyone else encountered this amazing resource? Please share your experience

Here’s to RICH and even RICHER Bible studying…

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E’

 

PS

Just a little story on obedience. Or should I say disobedience.?

Yesterday, my phone stopped charging and was displaying an error message then when when the battery drained out, it refused to come on even after I charged with a desktop charger. Something similar had happened to a friend and she suggested it was a battery issue so I decided to go to Saka Tinubu to sort it. I instantly felt a check in my spirit to hold on a while and not go just yet. I no gree. It was afterall my major line and I didn’t know if I would get someone to fix it today being a holiday. They close at 6 and this was about 5.30 when I set out. I got to my guy who sells original batteries and explained to him. He tested the battery with his tongue and (bless God for honest salesmen) told me the battery seemed fine. Then he took me to a technician. Dude tries to boost the battery using all those gadgets but it still didn’t come on. Time was gone and he decides I have to leave it so he would decipher what was wrong but that he is sure my charging port is bad too. I was like nope, it isn’t bad. I was also sure. Meanwhile I also suspected that plenty drool don enter that phone from my baby’s constant mouthing it.

See his face lol

See his face lol

In fact that was the check I felt in my spirit before I left home so I was to air dry it for longer. Anyways, dude then says make I drop 7k… azzin 7taasand. Can you imagine? For a phone he didn’t know what was wrong with. Kai, I need to reduce my big big English. Plus the phone is still new. Anyways, I decided against dropping it overnight even when he said we could bargain, so I carried my phone and told him I would come tomorrow instead and wait and get. I stopped by an atm on my way home and then when I got home, I realised I had lost money. E pain me ooo. Chai. Sha I opened the phone and out by the window and forgot about it. This morning, I decided to couple it and wham, no error message, it came on, worked and charged perfectly!!! Kai. God is faithful sha. See how he shielded me first from wasting money buying another battery and charger (which I was going to buy), stopping me from leaving it overnight as the dude would have done NOTHING ooo but might have lied that he fixed it, both the software erro and charging port. I paid the price for disobedience sha with that money I lost but it was way less than I would have spent.

So guys, when you hear God, obey abeg. And if you have a baby who is at the saliva manufacturing stage, keep your precious phone away.

You are welcome 🙂

#AttitudeO’Gratitude… Day IFY

Variety is indeed the spice of life…
This guest today is one of my blog-imonies. I haven’t met her yet but she’s been all variants of sweet.
Makes amazing comments and even sends me more amazing long mails like I love’em…
Ladies and gentlemen, E’ presents the very delectable Ify and the unique flavour she brings to Attitude O’ Gratitude tonight…
Enjoy…

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Ring, Ring….

>’Welcome to Gratitude world, Ify speaking, how may I help?’

>’Right, you’d like to buy an attitude of gratitude Sir?’

>’You have called the right place. Here at Gratitude World, we serve to sell and sell to serve…
>Serving God is all about Gratitude. We have an attitude of gratitude in our service to God.
>In serving, we sell our lifestyle, our attitude to others. It is like having the adverts up boldly in billboards, making a statement: ‘hey I’m grateful to God and serving Him, are you?’
>We can never serve God in spirit and in truth without impacting the world: selling Christ Jesus, crucified and most importantly,  risen to those around us…’

>’So Sir, is it okay for you to continue with your call or may I call you right back from our dedicated call-back line?’

>’That’s fine, I’d share my personal story of gratitude at this point and give you an insight as to why I’m so grateful and why our Team leaders at Gratitude world: Eziaha, Giantsparkle, Lizzie and Menoword have such a resplendent, giantsparkly, walking on water fabulous lifestyle of gratitude’

>1) Growing Up Family: so grateful to God for my family I was born into, truly God’s gift (the meaning of my maiden surname). All my brothers and sisters with their spouses and my lovely nieces + nephews, my mother inclusive are alive, healthy and doing well. I’m also grateful for growing up in a spiritually rich and vibrant christian catholic home plus keeping the faith all these years as a family.

>2) Education: now this covers all the schools I attended and qualifications gained. Only God knows how sooo grateful I am for the 2’1 gained in B.SC and the distinction in my MBA dissertation. I am especially grateful for being prayerfully selected to my great surprise as the vice president of NFCS(Nigerian Federation of Catholic students) during my undergraduate days. I was only 20 years old and was Mummy NFCS to my large NFCS family… What a priviledge to serve God…

>3) My career: over 10 years in the corporate world and I’ve worked for only the best in Nigeria and the United Kingdom (as God has only the best for His own) in banking, telecommunications, oil and gas. I am grateful, Heavenly Father, the lifter of my head and the Guiding Lamp of my career path, always showing me the time to leave one workplace for another and opening doors no CEO can shut; my perfect Gentleman GOD, I bow Papa!!!

>4) My marriage: chai, Baba God, Almighty undivided Trinity, my perfect report, the impossible possibility maker, the sovereign All-knowing God. Where do I start: from the first meeting with my husband, only God made it possible 5 years ago. Celebrating four years now of holy matrimony and 3 beautiful children (my 3rd is just a few weeks), plus all the open doors and opportunities, I can only echo PM’s message of, marry well o, with an addition of serve and sell God well o, with an attitude of gratitude.

>Finally, gratitude pays, so here at Gratitude World, we can only pray that you serve, sell and SWAG(Someone With Attitude Gratitude) wella!!! And Ify assures you a lifetime guarantee of impossible possibilities, our God is ABLE!

‘Ok Sir, thank you for buying in so quickly and signing your commitment prayer online to your purchase agreement. Its Goodbye now and thank you for choosing Gratitude World…’
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The END.

Didn’t Ify just thrill you?
I’ll save further comments for the ‘comments section’
I love how she included stuff from the three bloggers who are in this#attitideo’gratitude business…
Giantsparkle,  resplendent Lizzie and walking on water Menoword.
Check out the series od gratitude posts on thier blogs.
giantsparkle.wordpress.com
Www.elisabethezekiel.blogspot.com
And www menoword.wordpress.com

Tomorrow I’ll have another fab guest blogger.
Keep a date. And if you wanna feature, holler at me.
Oh I know you are just dying to see a picture of Ify
Here you go…
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She is just gorgeous.
Thanks darling….
Muah FAB’ers
E’

#AttitudeO’Gratitude… Day 13

I figured that I always breeze in in the same boring ways…
“Hello people
Howdy…
Hi…
Hey People…
Hello FAB’ers”
Etc…
*yawn*
Even I am getting bored.
So what do I do now eh???
How do I start my posts???
I’m open to suggestions… But in the meantime, lemme just say…
Good evening FAB’ers
Hehehhe
*boring to the third degree*
How was your day?
So here we are walking down the FAB lane of Day 13…
And I haven’t missed a day. Ditto my bloggers-in-gratitude…
http://www.elisabethezekiel.blogspot.com
And http://www.giantsparkle.wordpress.com
Boy, am I grateful in all hues or what???
So I got a mail from someone today who is a FAB’er.

I love getting them emails of course… But something about that message (I suspect it was sent by a girl) made me have a rethink on today’s gratitude post.
She mentioned stuff about the whole gratitude thing being cool because I have an exciting life so I can afford to be thankful. Unlike her who’s days are just plain boring… Hahahaha
Made me laugh…
Thanksgiving I have realized is a deliberate thing… Conscious effort we have to make if we are to speak this dialect of thanksgiving
I have blues in my day sometimes.
Some days I cry… Some days I am down. Some days I’m tetchy. Some days are FAB in all the shades. But one thing is constant, I am committed to finding reasons to be thankful. I make happy moments if I have to, cos I desperately wanna say ‘Thank You God for this and this’
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Gets easier as the days progress I must say…
Today, I am gonna be especially thankful for the seemingly “little” things we sometimes take for granted… Cos I want us all to be involved…
Let’s roll
1. The gift of waking up… And of course sleeping. To think that some people passed in their sleep. Oh wow!!! I didn’t just wake, I managed to snuggle back into bed when day broke and covered myself totally with my very snuggly duvet and steal a few more minutes of sleep. I woke up refreshed and happy to hit the day…
2. One of the first things I read today was Pastor M’s blog and when I got the email notification, I quickly opened… Oh my, I’m grateful for absolutely fabtastic pastors who rubbish popular opinions that have ridiculed and yet ridicule the absolutely amazing institution of marriage. My Pastors make marriage look very good. You can’t convince me otherwise. Marriage is beautiful. Even tho PK has totally destroyed the bars that he set and I’m increasing my prayers for DCC guys to catch up and overtake *insert 3halos here* , I’m just grateful for good, nay great examples to look up to. That post had me grinning like a fish… Chai!!! Oya read the post here and understand what I’m on about
http://wp.me/p2uKuk-t0/
Like Pastor M will say to me,

if you don’t enjoy your marriage, who you go resemble? See Rev na and wifey.

See PK and wifey…

Abeg, I’m grateful for amazing Pastors with whom I have a close relationship…
3. I’m grateful for two people who checked up on me today… Eky who just called to know how I was doing… Eky is just sugar sweet. And when I was hailing her on the Bond moves PK pulled with her as an accomplice, she had this VERY hearty laugh as she gave me the deets of the surprise, which just resonated. I heard that laugh long after she had dropped the phone. I love when people just check with me without asking for anything. Just a simple ‘How are you?’ Tz divine…
Second person is my darling Father Patrick…

Oh… He knows how to just send messages that leave you with a very silly grin in the middle of your day… He just wanted to check in with me and see how I am doing. Oh and he has a real hearty laugh too and I heard it today again. I usually talk to him with endearments tho sparingly. Like today when I said ‘…my one and only Father…’ He laughed… That laugh touched my spirit. If that dude was gonna get married, I for link am to my sister abeg. That man should be in my family jor. And dumebi this is the point where you shut up… I introduced you to Fr. Patrick. You can’t come an snatch him…
Askor…
So I’m grateful for these two people who called me today…
4. Oh my BBM swelled by two names today. Not just any body ooo. Two of the people I have crushes on in church. Yup you should already know I have crushes on some people na… I want to say they are all females but I have a few male crushes but wild horses won’t let me mistakenly mention them… Cos some are even married… At least one. Chai!!!
*covering my eyes*
I hinted Tani today and she yabbed me eh, so I’m keeping my male crushes close to my chest. Hahahah. E’ you are so unserious chai.
Warrevz…
So as I was saying, the two female crushes are Blessing and Onyinye… Incredible women… Super stars… When your crush wants to add you on BBM, you make room FAST…
Oh my!!! I know I’m shameless. And might I add #NoHomo
So two more crushes don enter… Now I gotta behave myself on bb lol…
Don’t worry, I will do a full blogpost on my DCC crushes…you will see pictures then…
Watch out for that one
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But I’m grateful for these amazing additions to my fabulous BBM contacts. To know that these ones are just a click away… Oh my!!!
5. I’m grateful for a particular post I did today… It is a transcript of a message by PK titled ‘Your Girlfriend is NOT your wife’
Arguably my best message ever from PK. Too much sense. Been planning to do that post for like ever but time. Today, I’m grateful for the 3hours plus I had to transcribe it and then schedule it for publishing next week… Sorry loves, you gotta wait for a few days…But it is in 3parts so you will enjoy it wella… By the time I got up, my joints hurt like crazy. But I’m grateful I got it all done…
That’s it people…
The seemingly little things. I hope it inspires you to be thankful too…
Sleep well Hun’

E’

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#AttitudeO’Gratitude… Day 8

Hello FAB’ers
Did you have a restful holiday today?
Ramadan Kareem to my muslim friends. I hear this is not the ram killing one. Na wa ooo. Please why is that???
Ha ahn!!! Please wake me up when tz time for the ram eating one…
Speaking of which, someone posed the question in a Christian group I belong to on whatsapp ‘Is it right to eat the sallah ram when given by a muslim?’
Inukwa nu m okoro biko…
My answer? Please scroll up…
Again? Please when is the ram eating one again?
Today was just a blessed day filled with blessed encounters…
Putting last night’s post up made me sleepless to about 2am and I had to still make REFRESH this morning at 7am. I still don’t know how I got to church today at 7am… I must have sleepwalked. But I’m grateful for
1. REFRESH

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I don’t know how to explain that experience. 5hours of just fellowshipping with the Holy spirit and fellow believers. Chai. Wish I could box the experience up and sell at premium price. Twas too awezzzzommee. The prayer points were something else. Praise? Worship? Atmosphere? Awwwwzome…
A particular bible verse hit home. Talk about logos to rhema
Eph 1:18
Tz that ‘…eyes of your heart be flooded with light…’ That did it for me. I’m squeezing all the testimonies outta this Word ooo. No dulling. I MUST TESTIFY
I also rocked my new bible yo

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Tho Onyinye kidnapped it at some point…
She so loved on it. She said she’ll go and buy her own. Hehehe.
2. I am grateful for a certain call that came today from a very senior colleague. I am making some career moves I can’t share here for obvious reasons and constantly amazed as to how much people who I have no reason to be relating with by virtue of age and experience, are drawn to me. I mean, tz humbling. Too much favor mehn… I’m also grateful momma taught me to always leave doors open. You never know when it would need to be walked through. My life is picking up… I am too grateful… Jehovah bu eze…
3. I am grateful for one of my most precious friends and brother… Rev Fr Patrick

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Pictures never ever do him enough justice. Don’t worry, we have mourned enough at him NEVER getting married. God takes the best jor…I had a most amazing time with him today after Refresh. Felt doubly refreshed

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He is in town for a bit and I had missed him so I went to St Dominic’s Yaba to visit with him. The person that took our pictures didn’t get very nice shots but I’ll just share one to show his height

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I’m 5ft 11 mind you…
Chei…
Fr. P is so amazing. I see why he’s a Priest. And he’s sooooo intelligent. In spiritual and general stuff.  Has the wisdom of elders and he’s young ooo. And his laughter???? Ok Eziaha, na Priest ooo. Be careful. Lol
Thank you my very dear friend. And please dumebi don’t say a word.

4. I’m grateful for Aku m. We truly have had a trying moment this period and all, but I’m glad we stayed true to ourselves and we can talk about any and everything, holding back nothing because our love has so matured.
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I had this really real deep talk with Him and it just made me believe even more in perfect love from imperfect beings…
My very BEST friend. My perfect Tango… I love you BIG

5. Ok this would absolutely embarass and surprise her but Sweerie I am so grateful for you…and our enviable, real, true, enriching, amazing, fabulous friendship
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I recall where we were this period last year… But our sugar daddy specializes in just blowing our mind. As I danced today, I danced for you too. Double dance for our lover God
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I have loved and enjoyed being in your life as much as you have being in mine. And I have learnt from you too and you best believe it.
You have a heart filled with sunshine. You light up my world with this smile and all your wahala too which I love…
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You know, dumebi and I were in feddy together. She was in green house with Chinma and I was in Blue. Green house girls were dirty btw… (Say the truth ooo. Don’t just start protesting over nothing here)
We weren’t close in school then. We were classmates (I think) but not close. She came back for Masters in Unibadan when I was still an under graduate… A hi there, a hello here. Till a phone call and an event came that changed the course of our friendship. I can’t tell your story. But one thing we know is that The devil aint got nothing on you baby
My darling. My Booski… Look what our Jehovah has done
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Tony is such a blessed favored man. Did I mention good man 🙂
I celebrate you my sweetheart. I am deliriously happy for you my love…
I can’t wait to storm Asaba for you
All for you Sugar
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Uche and her bump too… I hope… hehehehe

I am grateful for your jaw dropping testimony…
And you know I love you… BIG!!! That’s why we are besties for life…
5. Oh I mentioned the rat abi…
The rat gum did its work yo!!!
I’m thankful.
I can only pray that my house and room especially is rodent free…
Amen…
Absolutely tired right now…
I should see the movie ‘Weekend getaway’ It stars Genny and many other Super stars
Dear God, please I’m thanking you in advance for the movie. It is somewhat like ‘Why did I get married?’ I think.
And I’m grateful that I can sleep in tomorrow…
Fill your journal darling… Speak your dialect.
Thanksgiving is OUR dialect…

Don’t forget to drop by and comment at my partners-in-gratitude’s blogs too Giantsparkle
and Lizzie
Plenty Loving…
E’

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Sorry for the lack of pictures before… WP was really acting up… Mschewwwwww. Now lemme go and see my movie in peace

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Whoooooooop…
I’m blogging right from the centre of the action… where we went to put together the AMAZING gift packs for all the ladies that are coming… So much fun mehn,,, Chioma, Diche, Ekamma, Pastor M, and all, muah…

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Because w̶e̶ Pastor M is ready to spoil the ladies, w̶e̶ she went all out…

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Ladies you don’t wanna miss this…
Guys you don’t wanna even come close…

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Except of course to work… Cos na guys dey do all the hard work while the ladies will be worshipping!!!
Ok let’s get to the koko of this post
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Please allow me to celebrate a REAL MAN…

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Pastor Kingsley Okonkwo is just something…
I can’t find the words at all…
I’m particular about REAL MEN because sadly, we are facing a dearth…
s̶h̶o̶u̶t̶ ̶o̶u̶t̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶a̶l̶l̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶s̶i̶n̶g̶l̶e̶ ̶l̶a̶d̶i̶e̶s̶.̶.̶.̶ ̶G̶o̶d̶ ̶h̶a̶s̶ ̶r̶e̶s̶e̶r̶v̶e̶d̶ ̶y̶o̶u̶r̶ ̶o̶w̶n̶
I think what tripped me the most about the part of this testimony he shared had to be when he said that as they the blood starts gushing out from wifey, he will just say ‘abeg clean the blood and let’s move on’

No giving unnecessary attention to the devil. No wavering in the faith that God HAS already done it despite the devil’s WEAK shenanigans (dictionary pls)
How many men can really do that? As in really really do that…?
But let’s take this to the beginning…
How many men will marry a woman who Doctors have labelled barren?
Not too many ooo. Not even today where some i̶d̶i̶o̶t̶s̶ men actually insist that the wifey-to-beey be pregnant even before marriage and some really stupid women oblige.
How many men would go all out…

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Trips around the world, first class treatment, once a surprise to America to attend the Joyce Meyer conference,

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and all the other niceties of life… which she deserves

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Yes that’s the story of Pastor M and how Pastor K spoils her…

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We know what I̶g̶b̶o̶ N̶i̶g̶e̶r̶i̶a̶n̶ men are like when it comes to children. You never born you wan dey travel round the world!!! Na your papa house you go go…forever.
I like the fact that my Pastor didn’t even behave like the Doctors said anything. Totally disregarded it. And you would hear it in his messages. Pastor K preached like nothing was wrong because truly NOTHING was wrong. And today NOTHING is wrong.
Delay is never denial. Today we celebrate God’s faithfulness. He has shut every Peninnah’s mouth…

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Pastor Kingsley Okonkwo, I celebrate YOU.

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Pastor Mildred Okonkwo, I e̶n̶v̶y̶ celebrate you for landing a real man… And i truly love you… So much and in increasing daily doses. You have a most amazing heart and you deserve all the loving and more. God bless you my darling Pastor M… I truly rejoice with you

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If you need a fresh reason to come as a single lady, please come and contact that grace to attract a real man…
Not all these bomboys wey full every where today…
By the way, if you ever hear that I have been put behind bars, it has to be because I s̶l̶a̶p̶p̶e̶d̶ ̶a̶ ̶b̶o̶m̶b̶o̶y̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶h̶e̶ ̶l̶o̶s̶t̶ ̶a̶l̶l̶ ̶h̶i̶s̶ ̶t̶e̶e̶t̶h̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶h̶a̶l̶f̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶h̶i̶s̶ ̶t̶o̶n̶g̶u̶e̶ hit a bomboy… I seem to be meeting plenty these days…

Dear God, am I in sin? *thinking long and hard lol*
I’ll say a hail Mary a day for all my real single sisters. God won’t let us meet such men, amen
*insert 7angel-with-halo bbm smileys*
Seriously darling, you need to marry well ooo. There is work in marriage and the work gets plenty easier when you marry well…
And then there are very many perks… Ask Pastor M.

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And please leave a very open heart when she starts sharing all the testimonies. Your church mind especially. Don’t be too jealous. Cos trust me, you just may get jealous ooo.

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Ok I had to find a reason to add my daddy’s picture… He is about the REALEST and BESTEST and DARLINGEST man I know and he is also Pastor K’s own father in the Lord and a major part of the testimony… Yeah yeah, i know you envy me right now because he is my daddy dearest too. Kai, i love Rev sha… UNASHAMEDLY so… Rev TJ, i envy love you too

Pele… Don’t hate ooo

Come and encounter grace to marry well too. A REAL MAN

Some things are taught, some learnt, others CAUGHT… In the woship atmosphere of IMELA, I pray you sef CATCH SOMETHING…
So now tell me why you won’t make IMELA after all this?

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Sunday June 16, 2013
4pm
David’s Christian centre, amuwo odofin, by Fatgbems filling station on oshodi-apapa express way

Free transport to major areas in Lagos. To and from…

Please call 08028356363 or 08077714411 for details

Tomorrow I will give y’all a rundown of all the artistes who will minister at Imela
And Saturday, I have a special

***drumroll please***
I am doing a video…

Whooooooop
My very first V-log
I will be d̶i̶s̶g̶r̶a̶c̶i̶n̶g̶ discussing all of us (women) at DCC who were supposed to be Fruit-fasting but were doing all sorts of crazy things, E’ inclusive.

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I couldn’t stop laughing yesterday in church when PK yabbed us eh. Chai… Who would have thought that Corn and ube bekee were not fruits…?
Plus for those of you who have not been privileged to hear E’ speak, congrats. Now you are testifying… Lol
You wanna watch this space
By the way, if the video doesnt upload I will write it out o jare… But I wil try to do a video. Operative word, TRY…

In the meantime. enjoy the trailer for IMELA
http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=e4eCLaM47Ag
Muah
E’

PS;

I started typing this in the afternoon. MTN knows how to take the GRANDFATHER of all nicks so I could not blog till now, when I came home to my laptop.

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Prayer meeting for the ladies today was AMAZING yo!!! Ladies you need to come ooo. Don’t let anything stop you esepcially if you are in Lag. special shout out to TANNIE… Looking forward to meeting you finally sweetie.

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I am going to send a broadcast now. Sorry to all my BBM contacts LOL…

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All of you reading and not dropping comments, I have serious plans for you guys. I just don’t know what exactly to do yet. Drop a comment jor…

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Pray my V-Log ish works ooo. I really wanna gist my blog fam the FRUIT FEAST FAST matter. It is too funny.

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So you recall that AMAZING blog i talked about? The address is www.inthemidstofher.blogspot.com I can now confidently call her my friend. Nne i di egwu… Triple tuale darling… Your blog kept me hooked and I had to go back three years to read all your posts. Now I am done… TEN-STAR Doc… You guys visit and subscribe. You know I dont endorse trash… THANK ME NOW!!! Lol