Why am I still single Part 2… A message preached by Pastor Kingsley Okonkwo

Ok guys, sorry this is coming about 2weeks later than I mentioned. My internet has been craps!!! Please read Part 1 here ICYMI

Ok so we continue from number

4. Are you able?

Do you have capacity as in financial capacity? Of course not to say you must have the whole money in the whole world but even at this level, can we see some fruits that tell us you are going in the right direction? Because some guys KNOW they cannot marry yet and not even in the near future but they keep misleading and wasting the lady’s time. They become HUMAN DELAYS and are just in a relationship for the fun of it. THE PURPOSE OF A RELATIONSHIP IS TO MARRY OOO not just to date forever.

Hello men, women don’t wanna marry a poor brother ooo please and don’t spiritualise it. Will you let your daughter marry a poor prospect-free efulefu? No. they cannot marry in faith because the landlord will not collect rent ‘in faith’. The principal will not collect school fees ‘in faith’. My brother, go and work. Marriage is an expensive venture darlings so are you able? Of course same goes for the women, please bring something to the table too.

At this point PK clarifies that story that he didn’t have anything when he married Pastor M incase any brother wanna use that as an excuse to trap a woman. Yes he was not rich but he had something he was doing with his life. He had faith and it was real because it had started producing results. ANY FAITH WITHOUT RESULTS IS FAKE!!! He was already in ministry and though he didn’t have liquid cash, he had a car already gotten entirely by FAITH (He shared the story again). He also had a place he was living and could afford the basics at least. So please PK had faith then, he still has faith and that faith is still producing. All you need to see is potential. If he says he has faith, what has the faith produced since? Are you on course? Are you making any progress? Ehen then you can now hook up with a spouse who is also on course and then things will move on upwards from there. That is how we know you are ABLE.

He also spoke on materialism. Good girls are actually not hard to impress. A good godly girl will understand even if you don’t have it all then. A woman is like an incubator so when you plant that seed inside of her she will nurture it till it grows. So if you have real faith and are bold and eloquent enough, you can convince her to marry you even if her level seems higher that yours at the time. For example, PK with an OND married Pastor M who had a Masters by then. He had a vision and convinced her of it plus promises sef (I will take you round the world) and she married because she is a godly woman and now, it is happening. (He promised her EXCITING or you can just read all the posts in that series here)

PK and PM

PK and PM

Even when they were going to marry, they didn’t have all the money (Pastor M was still doing her MASTERS then while PK was already in full time ministry) but they had faith, confidence, and were led by God and there were weddings and no, the church money no enter am. So please, no loafers whose faith have produced nothing yet not even transport fare. Siddon ehn, tighten your faith belt well, get on the word because faith works before you jump enter marriage.

And again, being financially able ain’t limited to men alone. A woman too should bring something to the table.

Socially, emotionally, mentally ability is also important. In marriage, you would have to be making adjustments and sacrifices to your life, to tolerate. He that would get married will have trouble in the flesh meaning inconveniences which is why Paul says he wants to save us from it all so stay single hehehe (Ephesians )

A mommy’s boy is NOT ABLE – (All those ‘I cannot marry anybody except my mother agrees’ comedian boys)

A selfish self-centred person is NOT ABLE

Just get the message for more biko hehehe. Now the final one

5.Are you amiable?

Are you Pleasant, good natured, likeable? Are you attractive? There is something about beauty and neatness that attracts. Nope, you don’t have to be Miss World to be attractive. Everybody can be attractive. Please order the message 7ways to be a more attractive person. Call our number which I have provided at the end.

Ever noticed that in a group, some people are more attractive than the others and everyone wants to be around them not because they are the finest ooo but because they are amiable. Are you likeable or always frowning? Are you always neat or dirty? It is possible that your physique, cleanliness, ethics and etiquette is what is keeping you single ooo. Ladies you must have your bath at least twice a day: Morning and night. Men can even get away with bathing just once. And you must bath with soap and sponge not just one of the two. The work of soap is different from the work of sponge so using one is like brushing with either only toothpaste or only toothbrush. They must go together to get the best results. You must brush twice daily too. If you have smelling breath issues, visit a dentist and fix it. (Read my dental hygiene post).

Mouth ordor cannot be cured with prayers and fasting ooo. It would even make it worse. Could be food accumulating in spaces in the teeth and the mixture cannot smell nice when you talk. Just visit a dentist and have them diagnose and deal with it. Feel free to have breath mints and co handy to keep your breath fresh.

And he tells the story that makes me laugh EVERYTIME I am listening to the message lol. Here goes

So back then in his worldly days, he went to this boutique to buy some cloths. Back then boutiques in Festac were small and all so as he was there, this girl entered and that was the end of everyone breathing. Her stench filled up everywhere. You can’t talk or laugh because you are just managing yourself to breath small small. Omo, as the girl comot, see how everyone took deep breaths lol. Dem begin breath again. The boutique owner brought out spray and sprayed everywhere hahahaha. PK said instead of her to go and buy soap and sponge, she was coming to buy cloths. Dem suppose baptize am in Izal and Dettol leave am there to soak lol.

So dear, sponge is to scrub all the sweat that accumulates on the skin, with the help of the soap. You must shave your armpit because those hair there will hold odour even if you bath twice. Pk says some people need to use that iron sponge for pot hahaha.

But really as a woman, if you are dirty, what HOPE do your kids have??? Ugh!!!

Also dress well. Not everything in vogue would fit you. Don’t be pressured. Wear what fits and look good in it. Do your hair neat and fine and let it fit. It don’t have to be Brazilian ooo. Tz not she wey get Brazilian dey marry hahahaha. Plus men don’t even know the difference.

Have good character and be polite as a lifestyle not only when you see an eligible bachelor. Use ‘please’ and ‘excuse me’ regularly. Don’t walk into a place and not greet everyone especially when new in a place. You dunno who the boss may be. He may not look like it ooo. Kai, rude girls are a huge turn off.

Have you been blessed today/tonight?

Lol.

This is how PK and now PM end their preaching. Even other Ministers in church

Evening, morning, afternoon or today, once you hear that, sermon is over in DCC Lagos.

Trust you enjoyed this. Please share with your single friends, male and female especially your Single and ready for marriage ones. You can worship with DCC in Lagos.

Victory Dome Behind PHCN Office, Fatgbems Bus Stop, Amuwo Odofin, Lagos

1st Service – 7.00am 2nd Service – 8.30am 3rd Service – 10.00am

Midweek service Wednesday 6.30pm

DCC Victoria Island, Elegushi Beach Road, Beside Meadow Hall School, After 3rd Roundabout, Lekki, Lagos.

Sunday Service – 11.00am

Rush Hour Fellowship (Midweek service especially for those who work on the Island) Tuesdays – 6pm at Silverbird Cinema, Hall 4.

Instead of going to enter traffic, enjoy Rush hour fellowship and be refreshed.

Love Dating and Marriage (the program where this message and such relationship messages are preached) holds at different intervals in the year. If you would call our numbers, they can send you reminder texts if you wish. Website: http://davidschristiancentre.org/ Phone number: 08077714411

See you this weekend with WEEKEND BANTS. Since we are publishing Friday, weekend bants will appear on Sunday.

Blessed weekend guys…

E’

Why am I still SINGLE? A message preached by Pastor Kingsley Okonkwo

I just love this message. I am not sure but I think this was the last LoveDating&Marriage seminar I attended at DCC Lagos. I love it so much that it is the last Singles message left on my phone. It just seemed soooooo practical and useful. So this is dedicated to all my Single FABers. So much to learn from it. Preached by my Pastor Kingsley Okonkwo wpid-pastor-k.jpg So why am I still single? He answers this with 5 questions… Enjoy.

  1. Am I available?

Some people are actually NOT available but they think they are. Some actions or way of life make you NOT available in the ‘Singles market’ which is actually over saturated. There are some mindsets you may have which unknown to you may be sending out vibes to men that you are not available eg Do you always walk around with this thought ‘there are no good men/women anymore’ whilst praying for one? Honey, daz not ghanna wok. As a (wo)man thinketh in his heart, SO IS HE!!! Also if you are carrying emotional baggage, you may think you are available but you are not.

photo courtest intl workplace

photo courtest intl workplace

The energy flowing from you ain’t in line with what you praying for. It is like a house which has a ‘Welcome to our home’ doormat but yet a big dog right at the entrance. You know you ain’t welcome. Emotional baggages would keep getting in the way of conversations with even remotely interested opposite sex and aint nobody got time to continually hear about your ex John who dumped you or whatever horrid happened in the past. Please let God heal any hurt from your past. Also are you dating someone you KNOW you cannot marry whilst yet claiming ‘Single’? Eg dating a married man or some ‘bad guy’.

photo courtesy blogherdotcom

photo courtesy blogherdotcom

You may be thinking you are just holding that person in the mentime till the ‘Mr Right’ comes along but hunnay, you are sending signals even you don’t know about and people can pick those signals. You are emotionally involved no matter what you think. Usually when you meet someone, you are NOT as interested as a fully single person is only you don’t know.

Also, if there is this ‘Bro John’ you have been ‘claiming’ although dude has neither said anything nor is he feeling you laidat. That HUGE emotional investment in Bro John has made you less emotionally available to others but you dunno. It will be clear that there is NO VACANCY in your life for other people. Please don’t lose a good guy waiting on Bro John whom you have seen in a vision lol. Keep it moving and ‘empty’ Love. Bro John aint interested. PK tells the story of this girl in this uni who was overheard praying and claiming a certain ‘Bro John’ who everyone knows was already engaged to ‘Sister Mary’. The girl just dey pray dey claim the man calling out his name and surname sef. You see such a lady, though she is single, she ain’t available. Another way to check if you are available is to find out if you have unrealistic standards. The person some ladies/guys wanna marry is A PEOPLE- 4/5 in one person. I wrote a post on that here. Nobody is 100% and hey even if there was someone like that, guess what? That person wont be able to stand you cos you are not 100%. I want a man that is very romantic, rich, successful, Prayer warrior, Bible teacher, good singer like Don or Kirk, humble like Adeboye, have faith like Oyedepo, excellent like Adefarasin, Prayer warrior like Olukoya, funny like PK, HABA SISTER, ONLY YOU!!!??? Humans are work in progress. That spouse doesn’t have to come 100% perfect 2. Are you accessible?

Photo from Flickr

Photo from Flickr

Some people are available and eligible but they are NOT accessible. They cannot be reached. Nobody got access to her.

Photo from flickr

Photo from flickr

Almost like all those sheltered children whose father had this shotgun or a big dog for any man that dared to visit.

You are certainly not welcome on this property... Photo from Flickr

You are certainly not welcome on this property… Photo from Flickr

As a single person, you must be able to be reached. You can’t be praying for a spouse and continually sit in your room under your bed, tz only mosquito that will see you. And God. But God doesn’t wanna marry. Ain’t no eligible person gonna come under your bed and see you. Which is why it is good for instance to belong to a church and a service group. Too much stories of couples who met whilst serving in church.

photo courtesy mix949

photo courtesy mix949

Being a member of the church ain’t enough especially if you are in all those big churches. Chances that you would be seen are low when all you do is come in, worship and after service you just leave. Ah!!! Bae, how is that gonna work? Join a department/small unit/connect group/house fellowship and let people SEE you and interact with you.

photo courtesy crossedroadsabc.com

photo courtesy crossedroadsabc.com

Not that you just rush into your car after every service without interacting with anybody. Don’t always walk sooooo fast. If you are single, reduce your pace hehehe. But frankly, I met one of my readers who said some people complained that she always walks too fast and with a straight face everytime in church and so was unapproachable. So please, catwalk ehn. Especially as a lady because these guys just dey try arrange themselves, gather stamina and muster courage to talk to you but before they reach you, you don disappear. And as a guy too, you gast be wise/. He tells the story of how in Bible school, first day he spotted this girl he thought he would like to get to know. Unfortunately, they didn’t sit so close. The next day he came early and sat close to the area the girl sat, made it a habit and kept finding reasons to communicate with her even if it meant copying notes he already had and asking questions he already had the answers to. ‘Excuse me, did you copy the assignment?’ ‘Did you get what that teacher said here?’ Of course, they started talking from there. My dear, you must be accessible as a single. Position yourself well. Have hobbies and be involved in them. Be sociable. Have friends. Obviously, he is not talking clubbing and stuff. There is healthy clean fun. Take yourself out if you have to, somebody might meet you there ooo. Nobody must take you there ooo. And while you are there, please be looking around small small. Like my Rev would say, watch and pray 3. Be approachable

From a recent shooting with Nemorosa. Thanks for the great shooting!

From a recent shooting with Nemorosa. Thanks for the great shooting!

Some people are available, they are accessible but to approach them is a different, impossible ball game. If you need to practice how to smile in front of a mirror, please do. Some ladies have a natural frowning face. A lot of men are not bold and they fear rejection so imagine they now gather courage to walk up to you and say hi or anything else to initiate conversation and you just size them up and down and are generally not very polite or welcoming.

photo courtesy flickr

photo courtesy flickr

The guy will just change mouth, turn you to traffic warden and ask you for direction or to borrow bible or something else. Anything but what he was on his mind because your countenance is bad. Please greet people and respond warmly. He that hath friend must show himself friendly. Recall Rebekah and how approachable and friendly she was to Abby’s servant and how she landed herself a rich young eligible blessed man. Another thing is when ladies always walk together like a gang and their countenance makes it hard for any guy to get that opportunity to speak to one privately. Don’t look down on people who don’t have it all now and be like ‘he is not my type’ lol. Some of these hunks we see now have not always been hunks ooo. For example see Rev and PK’s Surulere pix hehehe

hahahahahaha lol

hahahahahaha lol. I wish I can see the third man now

See them today

See them today

so some of these guys you boning now may be multi-millionaires in a few years. No use today scatter your tomorrow. Be approachable. That’s all for Part 1. Part 2 will be up same time next week. That’s Tuesday. Until then, share with your friends aii… Especially your Single and ready for marriage ones Trust you enjoyed this. Please share with your single friends, male and female and you can worship with DCC here WORSHIP WITH US DCC Lagos Victory Dome Behind PHCN Office, Fatgbems Bus Stop, Amuwo Odofin, Lagos 1st Service – 7.00am 2nd Service – 8.30am 3rd Service – 10.00am Midweek service Wednesday 6.30pm DCC Victoria Island Elegushi Beach Road, Beside Meadow Hall School, After 3rd Roundabout, Lekki, Lagos. Sunday Service – 11.00am Rush Hour Fellowship (Midweek service especially for those who work on the Island) Tuesdays:                    6pm at Silverbird Cinema, Hall 4. Instead of going to enter traffic, enjoy Rush hour fellowship and be refreshed. Love Dating and Marriage (the program where this message and such relationship messages are preched) holds at different intervals in the year. If you would call our numbers, they can send you reminder texts if you wish. Website: http://davidschristiancentre.org/ Phone number: 08077714411   And then of course we have our annual WHEN WOMEN WORSHIP coming up next week. Please click on link to get all the details. Friday June 19- Sunday June 21.

WHEN WOMEN WORSHIP 2015

WHEN WOMEN WORSHIP 2015

Ladies, you know you can’t afford to miss this one. Hosted of course by Pastor Mildred Kingsley-Okonkwo

Gorgeously preggo

Gorgeously preggo

Stay blessed y’all

E’

PS

In the, an amazing relationship blogger and sister has this beautiful post up on tips to surviving wedding season. Check it out here http://www.inthemidstofher.com/2015/05/5-tips-to-surviving-wedding-season.html

Feel free to snoop around her amazing blog too

Pastor Kingsley Okonkwo

Brainwashed!!!

One of the things I LOVE this most about being a bonafide DCC member and a true CORRECT daughter of PK (lagos) and Pastor B(Abuja) has to be the way my mind has been spiritually brainwashed with the water of the Word.

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See my Pastors ehn, they don’t know how to ‘sugar coat’ the Word. It doesn’t matter who you are, if you are looking for the truth, and looking to grow spiritually, I proudly recommend David’s Christian Centre.

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It is not uncommon to hear PK punctuate his teachings with ‘Are you people angry…?’ And angry or not, my PK/PstB will still hit you HARD and if you are wise, you will see the love and adjust!!! In my final year, I fell ill right in the middle of my first semester exams. So I pinged PK and our convo went something like

‘…pk, I’ve been sick for a while and I’ve been COLLECTING prayers from everywhere…please pray for me..’

Now if you KNOW pk, you won’t be saying such rubbish as ‘collecting prayers’ anywhere around him talkless of to him but I didn’t KNOW him then so I typed such rubbish. I’ll just skip the ‘finishing’ I got lol and jump right into the fact that he now used me to preach at a special program in Church titled FULL SUPPLY that evening. I was in Ibadan so I had no idea but the next day, he pinged me to ask how I was doing and now told me how he preached with my ‘COLLECTING prayers’ and how I should go and get the message and listen. My people, I got it when I came to Lag and like Pastor M told me then, at least you can rejoice that at least he also called you ‘Correct daughter’. PK attacked that faithless mindset that made me think prayers was something to be ‘collecting’ like a beggar rather than using my faith to activate my healing esp as it was simple malaria once and for friggin’ all!!!

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As a DCC member, I’ve been positively BRAINWASHED. My vocab has changed. If the Word doesn’t prescribe it, I don’t care who is saying it, I don’t buy. I don’t believe. I live my life by ONLY what the Word prescribes. Tradition, religion, culture, etc are lost on me. Worst of all, popular opinion. Before I take in anything, I ask myself ‘Who said it?’

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Without such an attitude, you will just run mad in this life with all the absolute stupid and mad opinions flying around.
Eish!!! I can’t deal!!!

Blessed is the man, oh the JOYS of those who do not follow the advice/counsel of the wicked/ungodly…’ Psalms 1:1

Has anyone noticed that the UNGODLY and Anti-Christ like to give advice? Sweetie, don’t even bother thinking of any devil/witch/babalawo, please look inwards. Any talk, any advice, any suggestion, any way of life that is NOT spiritually grounded with a strong foundation in the Word is UNGODLY and Anti-Christ. Simples!!!

Something happened on my birthday and my goodness, I expected it. And I loved that it happened cos I have needed a ‘relatable to me’ story to buttress my point in this post.

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So I am pregnant. And my goodness, I am happily openly unshyly pregnant. Hey, I respect those who DENY vehemently the fact that they are pregnant (and happily married) until the 6th month. Cool. But I draw a line at two points

1. Why are you hiding it?
My blood Sis, She’s fiercely private. I recall one time someone bashed her car so in the period it was being repaired, she had to add the guy up on her BBM to be getting updates and pictures. In that period, she NEVER used any of her pictures or kids’ pictures cos of the guy.

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Ah sister of mine. She would NEVER announce her pregnancy till she’s rolling around town. Privacy is her ‘why’. I respect that. But daz NOT me!!!
I belong to a BirthClub on the BabyCentre App (My Pregnancy Today)

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once the Topic was ‘When do I announce?’ People had different answers but aside privacy, another reason some wanted to keep it private was cos they had a medical condition/complications and the Doc wanted to be sure they had passed the stormiest stages first. Infact some ladies with complications said they still announced as soon as they found out so that people around them help out where they can and  should a miscarriage even happen (God forbid), they will have help/support through it all.
Good reasons.
But I PAUSE where you are hiding and denying your pregnancy (complete with classic symptoms) just because WITCHES and WIZARDS are waiting to yank the baby from your womb. The App is an American App and NOT one single person mentioned that. This African DEVILISH mentality of witches sha!!! Before I jump into what happened, lemme state my reason number 2.

2. I pause when you even attempt to suggest to me to hide under the bed with my pregnancy just because I should fear ‘strong people’ who have the powers to remove my pregnancy!!! Why in God’s powerful name do the ungodly like to give advice? Look I’m not averse to advice but if it is fear/experience/popular-opinion motivated,

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SHOVE IT!!! With a cold glass of ginger ale for easy digestion.

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I put up this picture above on BBM and see what this Sistur-in-the-Lord had to say… I have done well to remove her name.

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I showed Diche because I was looking for a classic response Diche-style and trust her, she was like for someone who is NOT married and has NEVER been preggers, she seems to ‘know’ an awful lot and awful WRONG too.

Look, I certainly believe that the world has evil people ooo. No friggin’ doubt. But Shattah!!! Are these people DAFT enough to be playing with fire? Why should I be scared of them please? Why should LIGHT fear darkness? Why? Bikonu WHY!!!???

John 1:5 ‘…That light SHINES in the darkness and darkness can NEVER extinguish it…’

Let’s analyze this pregnancy scenario for a second and lemme attempt to brainwash you with the water of the Word…

These ‘strong people’ , whether I announce it or not, in the spiritual realm, hope we know that they KNOW these things too. We know, the devil z in charge of these ‘strong people’. As I’m pregnant now, as soon as I found out (maybe even before), devil knew too. He hears me pray for my baby. He sees me take my pre-natals. He sees me anoint myself and take the communion daily. Except he is world-class daft (and he isn’t) he couldn’t have missed it. He certainly doesn’t need me to announce it first before he sends his demons and ‘strong people’ to try themselves. As soon as he found out, he started putting plans in motion using his strong people. So please tell me if my announcement or not can stop this devil? Lemme tell you what can stop the devil and overcome the ‘strong world people’ –

1John 5:4 ‘…For every child of God defeats this evil world and we achieve this victory through OUR FAITH…’

My FAITH and KNOWLEDGE and APPLICATION of the Word. That’s my weapon for guaranteed victory.

‘… While men slept, the enemy came and sowed tares/thistles/fear/weed/thorns/etc…’ Matt 13:25

Who will the bastard catch sleeping? Or fearing? Certainly not E’.

BTW, we all know that even if you hide it taya yet you are not using your faith and the Word, strong people can still catch you abi?

With fear ehn, the devil will mesmerize you. So rather than spend my emotions and time being scared and hiding under the bed with my good news and blessing seeing as I am NOT like my sister, I invest it in the Word and books like ‘Childbirth without Fear’ and Supernatural Childbirth.

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Btw CWF is written by a Christian ObGYN… Shaaatttaaaahhhh!!!

Now let’s for a moment assume the devil and strong people will ONLY find out WHEN I go public either on BBM or Blog (and keeping a straight face while typing this is so hard here), and I decide I will NOT announce. But how about the Doctor that did the test and knows? What about the Pharmacist from whom you bought the PT strip and pre-natals? Who’s to say they are not (potential) ‘strong people’? What of that house guest/colleague who sees you taking those drugs? What of your boss who will need to know so that some kinda work gets past you? What of that person who just suspects you may be preggers and asks you? Will you now turn to a liar because you fear ‘strong people?’ There is ABSOLUTELY no way only you will be pregnant and ONLY you will know. Since you cucu like to fear, you best be fearing everyone else but yourself?

And of course, the ultimate. The absolute ultimate. When you finally start showing and you will, are you safe then? Where in the big book of BALDERDASH did any get that the ‘strong people’ have powers only when you are NOT showing and suddenly become powerless when you start showing? Last I checked, miscarriages and complications happen at various levels. Plus someone can have a stillborn, or a baby who can later die. Come on na, this fear will you carry it forever?

Instead of fear, why not be using your faith from the moment you conceive through pregnancy to the moment you die not without pumping faith through the children too. I certainly don’t want a child who is afraid of ‘strong people’ and any cockroach that crawls past him at night cos in Sinach’s Words, I KNOW WHO (and WHOSE) I AM

Mehn, we need serious brainwashing with the Word ooo. And this babe who said this is a BORN-AGAIN CORRECT Christian Sistur ooo. Even we BA need brainwashing too. We need to be BORN AGAIN all over AGAIN. The world has sold us too many lies. The world teaches us to RUN from darkness rather than flood the world with light.

‘…You are the light of the world…here to be LIGHT…’ Matt 5:14

The bible says we are NOT to be ignorant of the devices of the devil but nowhere does it prescribe FEAR them.

‘…And having SPOILED principalities and powers, He made an OPEN SHOW of them shaming them publicly…’ Col 2:15
MSG ‘…He stripped ALL the spiritual tyrants in THE UNIVERSE of their SHAM AUTHORITY at the cross and marched them NAKED through the streets…’

Kabaye!!!

That certainly doesn’t leave out the ‘strong people’ does it?

My church in Abuja used to use a Club for service on Sundays.

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Evangelism used to be hard ooo. Once you mention ‘Cubana lounge‘ the questions start flooding. For the life of them, they believe that the spirit of the club will enter us as we worship. I dunno why we don’t think that the spirit of worship which we leave behind (and carry around too) will enter the clubbers and they too start worshipping. We even have precedents in the bible.

In 1Sam 19, comedian Saul sent men to capture David, see what happened in verses 20 and 21

20 Then Saul sent messengers to take David. And when they saw the group of prophets prophesying, and Samuel standing as leader over them, the Spirit of God came upon the messengers of Saul, and they also prophesied.
21 And when Saul was told, he sent other messengers, and they prophesied likewise.
Then Saul sent messengers again the third time, and they prophesied also.

Then in verse 23, Saul decides to go Himself…

23 So he went there to Naioth in Ramah. Then the Spirit of God was upon him also, and he went on and prophesied until he came to Naioth in Ramah. 24 And he also stripped off his clothes and prophesied before Samuel in like manner, and lay down naked all that day and all that night. Therefore they say, “ Is Saul also among the prophets?”

I LOVE that story.

Why???? Why are we so scared of darkness when we have infinitely more power?

Maybe in the past, I was like that too. I believed I had to fear too. But like I said, I’ve been brainwashed. Very brainwashed. I’m always checking ‘who said it? Is it in the Word?’

While still on pregnancy, a colleague confided in me she was preggers. I knew she was sick sometime earlier so I was like ‘…Oh that’s why you were sick…’
And almost like a blood hound, she was all over me….

‘…I have NEVER for one day had any pregnancy sickness. That was just me being sick. Had nothing to do with PG…’

I love how she attacked me ooo. Cos that thing I said was ungodly. Where did the Bible ever say ‘Pregnancy was a disease?’ What right did I have to ascribe sickness to her blessing?
Omo I adjusted immediately. (I’m sure she’ll be shocked I’m saying this here) And y’all best adjust too. If I say, ‘…oh I’m tired…’ You best not say I have pregnancy sickness ooo cos baby, I’ma be all up in your face with my fangs out like a Pythonic Cobra. This babe is rocking the otherwise popularly stormy first trimester like a Rockstar. Several times I have googled

‘… I’m in my first trimester but I don’t feel pregnant. Is that normal?’

Lol.

Absolutely NO troubles.  For which I am so thankful.

That’s cos I have a better testimony in the Word. I have my confessions. (Though you best NOT spray any perfume beside me lol. I’ve turned off all the airfresheners here. Can’t stand the smell and frankly, I like that ‘symptom’ and the day I stop liking it, I pray it away. Simples. This Body needs to know I’m in charge and I have only wha’ I say)

But jokes aside, you get my point. Be careful to filter even pop opinions with the Word. Does it pass the Word test?

Another thing that upsets me has to be BBM broadcasts.

Look, I know Nigeria is super unsafe naturally speaking now and I’m all for passing info across and being security conscious but why is Psalm 91 in the bible? To put under your pillow? Then some ungodly person will now send the kinda BC that seeks to inspire FEAR in people under the guise of ‘passing relevant info’ and also end it with ‘IT CAN HAPPEN TO ANYONE!!!’

Seriously!!!???

I know that statement seems right, and maybe I would have said it in the past but hey…

‘…If you diligently hearken to the voice of God, none of these diseases/calamities/infirmities/insecurities etc will come upon you…’ Exodus 15:26
‘…God spoke to me with a STRONG hand, grabbed me with both hands and warned me NOT to go along with these people. He said ‘…Don’t fear what they fear. Do take on their worries/THREATS…If you must fear, FEAR GOD…’ Is a 8:11ff
‘…Come out from among them and be separate from them who will pollute you…’ 2 Cor 6:17
‘…No enemy attacking our walls. Peace everywhere. No crime/terror in our streets…’ Psalms 144:14

We can’t be making casual statements that gives the devil legal rights over us.
We can’t let experience colour the truth of God’s Word in us.

‘…Let God be true and EVERY MAN a liar…’ Romans 3:4

Some of these things sound right ooo but be sure you are not giving the devil a legal right in by virtue of what you say, hear or see. Let the Bible be a filter through which you sieve all you say and believe. I once did a post about Hustling.
https://eziaha.com/2013/06/09/ima-hustler-ima-ama-hustler/
When you keep calling yourself a ‘hustler’ hmmm. Little wonder you work so hard and make so little.
Let’s be careful ooo…

The problem is we don’t know the scriptures enough. We haven’t STORED UP  enough. Like Pastor Chris says, it is that you don’t know what to say.
I like how Jesus answered in Matt 22:29…

‘…Your mistake and your problem is that you do NOT know the scriptures or the power of God…’

MSG says You are OFF BASE on two counts
1. You don’t know your Bibles
2. You don’t know how God works.

When you store up enough, your mind will be renewed, your vocab will be different. You will just find out that you have the right Words for every situation.

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I recall the sad day Kefee died, my mentees were discussing it and I was sorta busy but I was following through the discussions without saying anything till one of them said something about being scared of dying while pregnant (as it was alleged she was sick and pregnant and co which her Team denied) and how it can happen to anybody.

Shattah!!!

I dropped what I was doing and jumped right in. Say what???!!!

I don’t even know how the scriptures jumped right into my spirit but I was all up in their faces dropping the Word ooo and cancelling all that was said. One of my them, Chi now said
Ah mama always has the right Word for everything…’
I smiled.
In the beginning it was not so. No it wasn’t. I used to speak like ‘them’. But I had to learn to study (God bless PK) and STORE UP!!! Like Baba Adeboye says, in the time of trouble, it is what is already in you that will come out. We started a Joshua study this July in my online group and like one of us Nk said in response to Joshua 1:8 (open your bible) was that God doesn’t expect us to rush and start searching the scripture when the devil comes. He expects that we have stored up enough such that it just flows and that bastard runs away tails between his legs.

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This second half of the year my darling FABers, it is time to STORE UP.!!!

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The devil is re-strategizing for the second half but he will meet us ready!!! Don’t be caught napping baby. Don’t just say words loosely. Remember you shall have what you say (Matt 11:23). Why not say the right things?

God bless PK.

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God bless Pastor B. God bless DCC. I am thankful i have been brainwashed.

Do you need a BRAINWASH? I proudly recommend THE WORD!!!

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Muah

E’

PS
Heyyy thanks for all the birthday wishes guys.

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And the Congrats on the new job and new baby. BABY not babies yet please. My twin girls are still in heaven. Thanks soooo much. Wow!!! God bless y’all. If I haven’t yet responded to your message, forgive me please. I will.
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PPS
A Reader sent me an iTunes Voucher for HillSongs latest release ‘No other name’ on THE VERY day it came out cos ‘she knows how much I love HillSongs. I thought that was super sweet and super thoughtful. God bless you babe. Another sent me ‘Supernatural Childbirth by Jackie Mize’. Ah!!! Blessings on you.

PPPS
I will be kicking off a series called PreggE’ diaries. I’m excited. Can’t wait to share this journey with y’all. Starting from screaming at the nurses in the hospital for attempting to ‘kill me’ with a wrong prescription. Looool. Watshaaaatt!!!

PPPPS
So another FABer shared with me her job testimony too. I have her permission to run it anon here. Kai!!! That girl did crazier stuff than I did ooo. Ah!!! I feared her no be small. Can’t wait to run it. Watsssshhhhhaaaaattttt too!!! Maybe my next post.

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In case you don’t have a Word for the second half of the month, please let STORE UP be your mantra. Even if you do have a Word. Trust me, you will need it. Thank me lerar…

Let’s give ’em som’in to be proud about…

I love mentor-mentee relationships… Especially those within the kingdom. I love such phrases as…
‘…one of my sons was telling me…’
‘…my father in the faith/Lord said…’
‘…one of my mentees came to see me…’
I really look out for such phrases whenever I am listening to a message or reading a book.
I know that we can’t run this race alone without healthy associations or mentoring and I am VERY WARY of men of God who just appear from nowhere without any ‘father figure’ in their ministry… I listen to/read a good number of preachers and I can tell
‘oh, so so and so is this person’s mentor…’ and all.
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I especially love when a mentor is invited to preach in a mentee’s church and I listen VERY CLOSELY to the introduction by the mentee and the opening statements by the mentor of the mentee… it gives me a beautiful idea of their relationship and I am looking for what to ‘steal’ from that. Funny yeah? Loooool… But tz wisdom…
This morning, I was listening to a message preached by Rev Femi in his own Pastor, Rev Victor Adeyemi’s church convention in my final year.
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I was a part of the protocol that went with Rev and I was just smiling as I recalled all that went down as Rev Victor introduced Rev. All the glowing things one Rev said about the other and also what Rev’s wife had to say about their relationship with Rev Victor and his family… You could literally feel the honor they have for their Pastor… Ditto the love. I could also tell how immensely PROUD of Rev Femi that Rev Victor is… IMMENSELY… And trust me, I have heard Rev Victor talk PLENTY times about Rev in different meetings.
With such a ‘son’ like Rev Femi, you would be proud. Proud that God called you into ministry in the first place…
And then i thought,
‘Am I giving the mentor figures in my life something to be proud about? Can they give such a good report about me too? Is their mentorship in vain or fruitful? All the sweating they sweat on the pulpit, all the time they spend on one-on-ones, am I making them of much or no effect? Can they truly say ‘Eziaha, I am proud of you…?’

Hmm…
I am still answering some of those questions and making necessary adjustments…
Yesterday was my Pastor Kingsley Okonkwo’s birthday and he happens to be birthday mates with his ‘son’ who pastors DCC Abuja.
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Trust me, Pastor Busayo is a son in whom the Okonkwo’s are well pleased. And judging by the love that was shown to Pastor B too, I can say DCC as a whole is well pleased in him too. I spent a month plus in DCC Abuja and Pastor B’s zeal and passion is something else. Truly, like Father like son… I really look forward to moving to Abuja and joining DCC Abuja and doing God’s work cos I have seen how this ‘son’ is as fiercely loyal to God’s work as he is to God’s servant PK.
I love that Pk can say of Pastor B,
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‘This is my son in whom I am well pleased…’
Kai, all this kain tin dey sweet me. I love healthy loving vertical relationships… I especially love to study the ‘lesser’ person especially the one that Hebrews 7:7 says is being blessed as a result of honoring the ‘greater’ and in whom the greater is well pleased…
And the scripture is replete with such healthy relationships… Paul and Timothy, Joshua and Moses, Elijah and Elisha, etc. Remember I said HEALTHY not PERFECT. There are NO perfect people…
I did a lot of thinking this morning… till now.
I will still meditate on this…
I don’t want to be a lazy mentee, or one that a mentor would brand ‘unserious’. The kind that would keep coming for counsel but will still go away and do NOTHING about it…
It is FOOLISH to ignore what your FATHER taught you… Prov 15:5
I certainly don’t want to be a foolish mentee…
That foolish mentee that would see trouble coming, ignore the mentors advice and enter… or will I obey and avoid it… (Prov 22:3)
I have decided that I want to give my mentors plenty to be proud about…
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Let them know that their labour over me is NOT in vain…
And just incase you are wondering why the focus is on mentors and pastors…
That is simple…
I Cor 11:1… IMITATE/FOLLOW me, just as I IMITATE/FOLLOW Christ…
My mentors FOLLOW Christ… Serious copy-copy these spiritual fathers of mine. Totally sold out. Me sef no dey shame as I dey do my own follow follow ooo…
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#DontJudgeMe . (I should have titled this post FOLLOW FOLLOW)
They also take their calling and following VERY seriously because they know they are accountable to the Boss, God!!!
Heb 13:17… Obey your LEADERS and FOLLOW their orders. They watch over your souls without resting knowing that they MUST give God an ACCOUNT of their SERVICE…

So tge onus is now on YOU to FOLLOW the right fathers and mentors…

If you go follow blind mentor, na ditch you go enter ooo (Matt 15:!4). And you won’t give God som’in to be proud about…
Your call…

Oh btw, tz two months today
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and “I’M STILL DO” too
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Signing those dotted lines? BEST decision of my LIFE (after being born-again of course…). We are caps off grateful dear God…
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And with both of us FOLLOWING these couple mentors as they IMITATE Christ even in their marriages, you can be sure that this walk/work will keep getting better and better… And we will continue to enjoy THE MARRIAGE OF OUR DREAMS… Amen.

My testifier tomorrow is another ‘follow-follow’ woman. I love her to smithereens… And tomorrow is such a special day in her life… YAY!!! Can’t wait…

And seriously, thank you to the F.A.B community for all your support and loving… keep spreading the link to the blog. Tz pretty easy http://www.eziaha.com
And so is my besties blog http://www.dumebie.com
Yay!!!
Booski kicked off her blog just a couple of weeks ago and she has upgraded to dotcomtinz. If you are still on a http://www.???.WORDPRESS.com and you started blogging eons ago, COVER YOUR FACE!!! :p
Yes I am yabbing you… y’all know yourselves…
And yup, my email is now
*drumroll*
eziaha@eziaha.com
Whoooooooop!!!
If you are a blogger on a dotcom level and you need a customized email address, holla. Tz free btw…
You are welcome…
🙂

Muah

E’
Going Forward… Still Testifying

PS:
Just as I put finishing touches to this post, Priceless pings me to harass me cos I haven’t updated the blog, asking me if I have sold it.
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So I said I will yab her… so this is me yabbing her… FOLLOW FOLLOW…
Ah Priceless and her hubby are confirmed FOLLOW FOLLOW too ooo. Amazing couple. I love the BUNDLES… Her testifying post is also loading…
Oh btw, I already mentioned that I have OVER 31 voices already right… Yup. So entries closed… thank you for understanding
🙂

PPS:

First LDM comes up this Sunday at 4.30pm
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Where PK gets all these titles is indeed between him and God… hehehe.
If you are in Lagos, please attend. DCC is in Amuwo Odofin. Call 080777714411 for all the details you need…

PPPS:

You guys thought I was cooking up a storm abi? Pastor M cooked up a tornado yesterday while I was waiting for a blog post…
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Choi…
Woman of God (and hubby) keep moving the goal post…
I wish I visited. 😦
BTW, watch out on http://www.justusgirlsnaija.com this Sunday morning. The post would be live then… Tz also Pastors appreciation day…

Maybe we should ALL stop laughing…

First off, I the biggest biggest warmest lovingest HAPPY BIRTHDAY to one of my most fabulous FAB’ers, Ify.
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Beyond the blog, Ify and I have become sisters though we have never met. One of the many joys of blogging. She has such a beautiful heart. Aside from dropping the most amazing comments and prayers on my blog, i have featured her once here

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Hubby and I will definitely be ringing her up later tonight.
Aside a Happy Birthday, I wanna say THANK YOU Sweeetheart,. God bless you and your triple C-delight kids and your amazing hubby.
I totally love you… Amazing woman of God and big sis
FAB’ers, show her some LOVE… Say her a prayer…

OK on to today’s post
I had never been happier to be in DCC than I was second sunday of this year after over 7weeks away…
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In those 7weeks, I learnt a HUGE lesson… A GOOD church helps your spiritual growth. It really matters less how mature you are spiritually, if you are ‘outside the fold’, hmm….
Of course I had been outta Lagos all that while hence…And I won’t lie, I was secretly beefing DCC folks on my BBM as I saw their updates and broadcasts… #SaltOnInjury
Anyways, PK was preaching on ‘Making better decisions’ and what better time to do that than the start of the year…
In characteristic PK style, while he explained to us the effects of bad decisions, he injected a lot of humor and stories into his sermon to drive home the point…
One of the stories he told was about this guy who he counselled against marrying this girl cos PK knew the girl and just knew she wasn’t right. Infact, she had caused so much trouble in church and PK and others had prayed her outta church. Now dude brought this girl say na she he wan marry… Long story short, he went ahead and married her.
Rewind…
Before then, dude was a bad boy… Smoking, drinking, the works… Then he got saved and committed in church. He had a thriving business, used to tithe weekly a remarkable cash-range, was crazy about giving and even used to go to PK to ask what projects church was doing atm so he could sow…
When dude starts dating the girl and stuff gets serious, business first starts nosediving… Commitment in church reduced… Post-marriage, it got worse. Real bad. Then he left church. Went back to his worldly ways. Business scattered and of course marriage CRASHED in about a year…
When he later shared his ‘testimony’ with PK, he said from DAY 1 of his marriage, fights all the way… They were always fighting. Sometimes, they would park the car on the highway just to fight. It was a bad bad sorry situation…
PK has a way with stories so people were laughing. E’ inclusive. The person beside me now said the last time he saw the guy he was drunk and didn’t look good at all…
Then I heard that voice…
‘We should NO longer be laughing…’
I mean that guy’s life nosedived because of one WRONG headstrong easily avoidable decision…
Today, years after, his story aint better…
I felt bad ooo, lie no good…
Maybe really, we should stop laughing when we hear things like this… Maybe we should commit in our own lil way to helping people around us make better decisions…
Especially relationship wise…both with same sex and the opposite/romantic ones.
A friend of Aku m late last year was talking about how her bf used to beat her and she wanted to know if he will change. Pk must have made me harsh when it comes to things like this so I said
‘He won’t ooo…She should leave now…’
He counselled her and then we prayed for her… Cos she was in a bad state.
I was overjoyed when he told me that she found the courage to break up with him. I was very excited to hear that…
VERY VERY excited. I almost sent her a congratulatory message.
Because I remembered Titi’s case in which she lost her life from alleged domestic violence….
http://eziaha.com/2013/12/30/na-the-same-marriage-be-dis/
After I ran that story, a blog reader called me and said she was roomies with Titi in Ife… So titi was just not another girl. She was a real living person she had lived, played and studied with… And she was pregnant when she got married. Maybe she shouldn’t have married him but still kept the pregnancy…
Maybe… Just maybe.
That story still pains me cos tz just sad… Gosh!!!
Another blog reader called me early this year and told me she had broken up with her guy. Now last year, we had had this convo about this guy and I had told her I didn’t think he was THE ONE especially as I saw she had a heart for God. If there was a marriage would have driven her CRAZY guaranteed cos the drama from the relationship was incredible already.
Of course she was hurting but I congratulated her and encouraged her NOT to go back ooo no matter what and trust God for a Good God-man instead. Infact, I told her if you ever feel like calling him, call me instead. I’ll be here for you…
I knew some girl too in Uni… Totally wonderful girl. Dating a philandering guy… She knew ultimately but couldn’t bring herself to leave easily. I had her in my prayers… We were not close per se but if anybody should make that kain mistake, NOT HER… I thought she had a future with incredible potential… I didn’t want her to be reduced to the ‘insanity’ that comes with a hubby that can’t zip his pants up and leave it zipped. Before she will start writing letters to ‘Disposable’ and ‘Shaggy’ like the woman in my Booski’s blog series…
When I heard she finally called it off with the guy, I threw a private party…
😀

My Pastor Mildred Okonkwo has a dilemma post on her blog.
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And now bestie is about to displace her as wifey . I love what Diche commented…
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So true… You can’t be Best friends with someone like that without doing something about your relationship. Please define the boundaries of relationships. Some kinda people shouldn’t be in ‘bestie zone’. You can’t be toying with destiny ooo. All my besties/inner circle friends are women of fire ooo. I invest a lot into friendships… Wetin we go dey discus na if you are not a God-lover yourself…?
I just recalled a friend of mine. One of my COVENANT besties.
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There used to be plenty friction in our relationship but no matter how our heads touch, we still find our way back to each other cos we have an amazingly unshakeable God-foundation in our friendship and in our personal lives too.
(Oh she insists I have to do a post where I tell the world how much of a well, BAD, friend I too have been to her… Lmho!)

Now I recall some other people with whom I have ‘tried’ friendship… The inner-circle kind… E no work… I mean, we will both put in effort but whosai!!! Something in me will not let you beyond a level. Cos my inner circle friends can ‘kill’ me. I’m very ‘naked’ with them and if I’m not careful, very soon somebody go enter ‘dilemma mode’
Ah, I had a ‘close friend’ that ROASTED me some years back… Nne eh, lesson learnt hard way… I was wise to define the boundaries of my relationship with the person…
With friends, I am first spiritual, then emotional.

Oh then ah, sometimes, people make bad decisions by letting good people go for all the flimsiest stupid reasons… And then when their head starts working right, tz already too late… Several friends I have begged to stay in a relationship and work things out… Mba!!! Then they have let a good man/woman go…
Painful!!! Too painful!!!
Daily, we have to make decisions…
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Choices!!! And with choices come consequences…
Some decisions, heavenly. You don’t recover from the ‘enjoyment’ it brings…
Some decisions, hellish… The fire doesn’t stop burning and even when it stops, you deal with scars…
Choice is yours darling…

Isaiah 30:22…And you shall hear a voice saying: this is the way, walk in it…
Thankfully, we all have access to this VOICE…

The rate at which we see and hear about people making wrong decisions, most times after they are living with the sad consequences, is incredulous. Tz heart-breaking. We should really stop laughing!!! And then resolve to make right choices and then help as many people around us do… Operative word being HELP!!! Some people no go just gree. They believe Experience is their best teacher.
Lemme end with my own story how I almost married some one else…
Hmmmm…
See una ears… I no talk again…
Good thing is I made the right decision…
Thank God for grace. Thank God for wise counsel. And Thank God for my darling darling Rev…
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#NuffSaid…
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Here’s to making BETTER decisions this 2014…
Berry Kisses…
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E’
Going FORWARD…Still Testifying

PS:
Amazing feedback from my post ‘Announcements on the F.A.B. Lane…’
Thank you all so much… God bless y’all.
We will kick off by the weekend…
Woooooooooooooooooot!!!
*shaking my bum in satan’s face*
You may wanna read it if you haven’t and see how you can be a part of what God is doing here on the F.A.B. lane…
http://eziaha.com/2014/01/21/announcements-on-the-f-a-b-lane/

PPS:
Joyce Meyer is a dream… My dream…
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Daily, I fall deeper in love with her and all the amazing things God is doing through her and her ministry. Ah!!! Thank God for podcasts. Free podcasts…
Love. Love. Love.

PPPS:
The Post I mentioned on Pastor M’s blog actually is a kinda contest. Send in your comments and the most fabulous comments get prizes… Fabulous ones…
But tz also fun to read what people have to say about it…
So click away…
http://justusgirlsnaija.com/2014/01/21/2014-and-so-it-begins/comment-page-1/#comment-1916

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My friend and fellow Blogger Tunde Leye is part of the organizers of a Naija Books Fair. I wish I was in Lagos. I would have gone. Plenty Naija books will be on sale at Patabah bookshop in ‘Lere.
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Plus there will be many giveaways including a home theatre courtesy Tunde.  Attend and buy books. Support Naija writers.
Tunde Leye blogs at http://www.tlsplace.wordpress.com
BEST fiction writer I have read in a while. His latest series on ‘A little Brid said…’ gives me som’in to look forward to every monday morning. Awesome!!!
FORWARD 2014…Still Testifying

Between Inter-tribal marriages and UNRESTRAINED…

So it is another fabulous weekend whoop!!!

Btw, second post in one day… Am i smoking or what?!?!?! Hehehehe. Anyways, today is ‘Open House and Parents forum’ at my school and so between welcoming and directing the parents upstairs (And PLENTY smiling too which you know is the easiest thing for E’ to do), and also coaxing them into actually joining the forum upstairs before picking up half term results (some parents can be in such a hurry and who blames them jare…) I am here blogging… And I am also scoping some mother’s dresses and jewelry and shoes and inhaling perfumes made in heaven

Next week is actually our half term week and so work/school is off for the whole week!!! Can you believe my good fortune lool. But I am halfheartedly rejoicing sha. Because I hear, (dear God, this is one rumor I hope has NO iota of truth) that I (being that I work front desk) would have to work half through the holiday albeit half day that is two days a week from 9 to 2pm. Ugh!!! I haven’t gone to ask in the admin office cos I fear a confirmation. If nobody tells me before COB though, I will enjoy my long week holidaying biko. Moreover, a friend of mine is expected to POP next week and me wanna be in the hospital when that happens jor…

Anyways, this is another amazing weekend in DCC and even in my life personally. But lemme gist you DCC first

Our Single ladies meeting this month comes up tomorrow and it is themed INTER—TRIBAL MARRIAGES.

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The topic touches home. I am in one and all the drama that has led up to both the traditional rites (which thank God has finally happened) and the Church which is still in the COOLER is INCREDIBLE. The topic annoys me silly. I mean, the devil just thrives on division. Always looking for what to use to cause division because he knows Unity is one of God’s strongest tool. If we are not looking for tribal difference, it is religion, and sadly, we even have intra-tribal differences. Haba. I hate the devil sha. So if you are a single lady in any such relationship or know anyone in one, please find your way to

David’s Christian center DCC Victory dome

Fatgbems bus stop, Amuwo odofin, behind NEPA, Lagos

This Saturday October 19 at 10am

Single ladies meetings are always amazing hun so darling make it if you can. There will of course be QnA sessions too. And you can get the message and keep listening when you go home. Even if you don’t have that issue, you may have to counsel someone through it so…

Free tip; Feel free to pick up the MESSAGE Inter tribal marriages by PK. He preached same a while ago and it is a most amazing message. Still listened again last night and found it really insightful. The bonus to that message is that he spends almost half the time talking about raising and disciplining a child. Hilarious and yet very true words. Thank me later.

Then on Sunday, THE ROCK XTREME which is the DANCE ARM of DCC will be having their second ever DANCE CONCERT like you have never seen tagged UNRESTRAINED.

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The first one they held, I was still a student in Ibadan and missed it but no way I am missing this one. Even wild horses and demon-infested pigs can’t stop me. Rock Xtreme can dance walahi. I MEAN, THEY WOW ME EVERY SUNDAY THEY DANCE.  Then there are other dance groups and people coming too like Don Praizzy, Tochi, Squad 1, Rhymovator, Soul Quest (Winners of Maltina street dance season 1) and many more. Personally, ROCK Xtreme is the reason i ma going majorly…

Same address as above is where this is going down…. 4.30pm on Sunday October 20, 2013.

Please come on time 4pm better. You really don’t wanna miss this action do ya?

For more information on any of the above programs, holler at us on 08023993842 and 08051733863.

Our website too has more info http://www.davidschristiancentre.org

Cheers to a fab weekend hon…

E’

PS; Shout out to Ojay darling. i got your mail. Got me blushing. so i thought i should get you blushing too. hehehe. I will respond soon hun.Hugsssssss

My SUPER FABULOUS weekend… and sturvz

*kiss kiss* luscious ones ooo… Loool

I KNOW I know…

It is October 4 already. eziaha sha *covering my eyes*

I promise, next week I would so be in your face you would just totally forgive me… I am not really back, i just had to put up this timed post…

How are you Dawleens? I have missed you as much as you have missed me… And Inthe… I see you ooo. I see your naughty E’ Love… Btw, you guys need to check out Inthe’s latest post here. It is a REALLY real FAB ‘dear Inthe…’ moment… ‘What does LOVE look like?” is the title… Shout out mami… You know I got love for you, but I love your blog more than you 😛

Hehehe

Anyhoos, this Post is to talk about how lovely my weekend is gonna be and invite you all to join me in this Roller coaster weekend…

So this Saturday, the Business unit of my church has this FABtastic Business conference tagged EXCELLERATE.

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BUSINESS SEMINAR OF THE YEAR

The line of up speakers is just incredible.

Funke Obruthe of Zappire events, (she does all the big weddings in town sha… She needs to share her secrets abeg…lol)  David Wej, the super fabulous Clothier (He used to be a colleague of my sister at Glo before he left and my sis never stops talking about how his life has just changed because he followed his dreams of cloth selling), Jason Njoku of Iroko TV (Once a friend of mine was in church and was star struck because JASON was sitting beside her. She was so gushing wondering if she should open her mouth and say something. Don’t worry babe, I will leave your name out, but next time, say Hi. Jason is cool people. He will say Hi back and maybe give you a Card looool) and Michael Afolaranmi of 12 baskets, a top notch caterer who does like the best small chops in town… I hear his peppered snail is outta this world… Courtesy Pastor M .

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And many more people…

How much is it?

Now this is the SWEET part… *smacks lips like the monster in Temple run*

FREE… Absolutely FREE. GRATIS.

In the corporate world, we all know how much this kinda seminar with all them big wigs would cost. But at David’s Christian Centre, WE GOT YOU COVERED yo!!!

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You don’t wanna miss it.

Date; Saturday Oct 5, 2013

Venue; The Victory dome, David’s Christian centre, Fatgbems bus stop (off Oshodi Apapa express way) Amuwo Odofin, Lagos.

Time; 8.30am.

Tickets; FREE (Whoop)

Johnson gave us more gist on his cool blog here http://johnsonmadichie.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/excellerate-2013-join-davd-wej-funke-bucknor-obruthe-jason-njoku-michael-afolaranmi-and-kingsley-okonkwo-for-the-business-conference-of-the-year/ He has profiled the speakers in more detail… Shout out BOSS…

As if that aint enough o, that Sunday evening is our once-a-month relationship service LOVE, DATING and MARRIAGE.

This month’s theme is (PK I really dunno where these titles come from oooo) DATING MY CHRISTIAN BOYFRIEND

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I wish I could say I have an idea what slant PK will take this from but I don’t ooo. I just know one thing is sure… Whatever stuff our darling PK shares with us would be from the WORD… And I would be learning a lot.

You really should come. There is free transport from all over Lagos.

Call 08077714411 for details.

Date is Sunday Oct6, 2013 at 4.30 pm. Come early. For LDM, seat dey quick full ooo. Venus is same as above…

And finally, in the spirit of independence

You know I see so much green in Nigeria. This is inspiring program e-box inspiring and for independence day, they have put together some GREEN stories in Nigeria. This would inspire you, I promise. Watch, be inspired and thank me later…

Cheers to a fab weekend dolls.

My School DOWEN COLLEGE LEKKI has her 16th birthday today and there is a flurry of activities starting this afternoon,

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culminating in a dinner tonight which i Doubt i will stay for… .

I had to just rush and do this post. I am so swamped with work and the other Corpers have passed out. Gosh i miss them much.

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Anyways, i love my job so……

Happy sweet 16 to my FABULOUS school. Many more giant sparkly years, amen…

Ugh, some one just brought me more work… Ugh. I miss you girls oooo

If there are typos, I will sort later… Forgive. Hehehehe

Peace ++

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Jesus in JEANS… Relationship, NOT a set of RULES!!!

***POST CRASH ALERT; This Post contains a zillion pictures and two videos. I hope your device can handle it… hehehehe***

So Jesus in jeans went down yesterday and it was all shades and hues of Ah-May-Zing…

Pastor Kingsley Okonkwo

I wanna share a few things that service brought up for me and of course plenty of pictures…

IMG_20130908_122708 EZIAHA IN JEANS ON POWER BIKE… Hahahaha

If you don’t know what JESUS IN JEANS was all about, please read my post on it here

There was nothing unconventionally church about yesterday but everything cool and ‘E’ compliant’ about it.

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Recall my last post where I said I had to find church ‘cool’ to flow? Ehen, this is a good example of what i mean.

There is a church for EVERYONE, whatever your taste is, so far it is a LIVING church. Find the one you are most comfy with and be planted and SERVE there. There is really NO textbook prescription as to how church should be. One mistake we make is that in our heads, we have reduced church to a set of rules and anybody who doesn’t follow the ‘RULES’ is OUT.

Nah Sweetie. And Jesus in jean service was just DCC’s way of evangelizing and reaching out to even more people. I wanna talk about the reactions that followed on my BBM after I sent a BC, on why we had to have such a service… loooool. But that is story for another day… One thing though, thank God He is omnipresent ooo. If not, God would have been in only one place yesterday, partying with His mainest people in DCC… True that!!!

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Aint nada wrong with jeans in church yo. Walking into church for workers meeting at 7am with my pair of jeans, shirt and heels, almost everyone was in a pair of jean… It was super cool.

I quickly stole a look at The Rock IMAGE (Choir) because I know that those people are just vain colorful loool.

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They didn’t disappoint, in their jean, red, white and black combo… Still on TRI, they did a fantastic ministration jare and it was led by one of my ‘favorite-from-a-distance’ Ministers.

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(The guy is fine sha #Justsaying#) Sorry no picture of him 😛

The comedian, especially for first service was incredibly FUNNY. His joke on Igbo musicians and their videos got me rolling… Oh my!!! Too funny. Sorry I can’t obviously repeat the joke. I would water it down. Just trust me when i say HILARIOUS!!!

The dance too was on point.

But two things stood out that day for me and it was the DRAMA and the WORD…

The essence of the drama’s message was not lost with the drama, as incrediblY HILARIOUS and unconventional as it was.

It began with a woman whose husband had just passed and she was crying hard. Then the ‘Pharisees’, all four of them appear and start talking all sorts of rubbish about generational curses and sin,

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further compounding the woman’s agony. One of them was a professor with BIG grammar loool. It was too hilarious. While they are doing their thing, two women come in with their bell and drama

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and now demanded for 7cows and 7pigs to carry out a sacrifice. HAHAHAHAA

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The Pharisees chased them away last last sha and continued their rubbish.

Then we heard the revving of a power bike from the back.

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Then three guys appear dressed like bikers top to toe…

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they made their way to the stage and those acting are as surprised as those of us watching. Like ‘what’s going on here???’

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Then one of them, the one in Black introduces himself to us all as Jesus or ‘BROS J, like my DCC friends call me’ Looool. I am including a video here for effect. Then the other dudes introduce themselves… One as ‘Peter or P’SHUN’ and the other as ‘James or Jaaaaaaaa’mey’ Loool. This they did with plenty of attitude ooo.

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Then Jesus asks what the commotion is about and after they say, He steps aside and prays a really short casual but powerful ‘I know who I am’ prayer to his FATHER

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and in the calmest most authoritative voice ever says ‘Lazarus, GET UP’

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and immediately, dude jumps up… hahaha.

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The Pharisees wanted to die. Then the Jesus retreats and sits on his Power bike.

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The Pharisees leave angrily and return almost immediately (SCENE TWO) with the woman caught in adultery. With sticks and stones ready to kill the woman.

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And of course, they were like, ‘You call yourself Jesus abi, the son of God yet you are wearing jeans and riding power bike? Ehen so this woman was caught doing AN UNHOLY TIN (He actually lifted his leg up when he said this. We almost died laughing) So what do you say because as you see us here, we are NOT smiling…?’

And then this Jesus brings out his iPad and was iPading away while the Pharisees were fuming.

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Then very calmly, he says

‘He who is without sin cast the first stone…’

and dude went back to his iPad. Of course, you didn’t expect this Jesus to be writing on the sand in this 21st century na… Come on!!!

Come and see drama as they all disappeared one by one with the flimsiest of excuses.

Hilarity for days.

The last to leave was the most stupid of them all because he was holding everyone’s stone and waiting for them.

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Anyways, after they all left, Bros J looked up from his iPad and gave the BEST line I have ever heard with all the swags he could muster…

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‘Hey Sandra, where the Pharisees at?’

I almost died laughing!!!

This Jesus was definitely going to Hell by most Christian’s standard today and He was going to rot in hell this time not resurrect after 3days… LOOOOOOOL

You know how the story goes now… Just read it in John 8; 1-11

Then enjoy my video explaining the drama even more…

And this Jesus ooo, He wasn’t talking directly to us ooo. He would call James

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and then whisper into his ears

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and Jameeeeey would tell us.

#DonJazzy/D’banjtInz#

The drama ended with Jameeeeey telling us that Jesus said we should ‘COME AS WE ARE’ cos anyday, anytime He is ready ooo. And when they were walking out, Jesus had this swag in his steps…

THE DRAMA WAS A BILLION STARS yo!!! Thumbs up to SOUL IMPACT…

The Word was another highlight of the day.

I will share nuggets that got me in my own words…

Pastor Kingsley Okonkwo preached. Oh, did I mention that he drove into church with his Power bike?

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He did… Mehn!!! PK is the kinda Pastor I love abeg. When it comes to the Word, oh my Pastor drops it like it is HOT. And he aint low on SWAG at all…

#LoveMeMyPKjor#

He said once that a Parent told his son…

“…So you are going to that church where the Pastor drives a Power bike abi?”

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Ha ahn!!! What is not right with that biko nu? Cos i RIDE one too… *straight face*

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Loooooooooooool… Christians eh…We are always looking for rules and more rules…

Ok the Word…

The whole idea of Christianity is NOT a set of rules. It is a relationship. We have the STRONGEST, BESTEST message on earth and yet sometimes, we have the worst way of passing it across because we are reducing it all to rules and making it boring. If we can truly paint the right picture of what we have, then we would inspire many more people to wanna be like us. Jesus was NOT a religious guy… He partied, related with Sinners (the Bible actually calls him a friend of sinners Matthew 11;18-20), and so on. He even provided more wine when the wine at the wedding finished so that groove go continue loool. He basically related with everyone and yet was not corrupted by them. That is the balance.

Don’t be so ‘Christian’ that you forget that the core of our message is LOVE and RELATIONSHIP and become JUDGMENTAL of everything that doesn’t conform to what we have in our head as ‘CHRISTIAN’.

Christianity need not be boring. Church need not be that place where we go to sleep.

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I am not saying we should all become WORLDLY and be corrupted by the world. All I am saying is don’t be so offish, eerie, odd, boring that you can’t reach the world.

Many people love Christ but hate His followers because of how we behave.

No one should box our Christianity and our message. Some people have the MOST USELESS SENSELESS message but you need to see all the packaging they give it. We that have such a message wanna be restricted and boring about it. Mba ooo. NO!!!

Enjoy the video and then  I will wrap it up afterwards…

I love how PK tied it all up together. Jesus calls himself the BREAD OF LIFE and the LIVING WATER. Bread refers to sustenance. Likewise water. There is a God-shaped vacuum in EVERY man. Nothing else can fill that void. Not jeans, not partying, not drugs, nothing!!!

The koko is getting this JESUS and accepting Him as the One from whom your life derives a meaning. The difference between our own kinda groove (eg dressing well, riding power bikes, wearing jewelry, using weaves or dreadlocks, and enjoying the luxuries of life that He has given us freely to enjoy as long as we don’t cross the line and we do all things in moderation) is that we know that our definition, our sustenance is NOT and can NEVER be from those things. Rather, our sustenance is from this bread of Life and we have to teach others who still think they can derive joy from these ephemeral stuff, that ‘NOPE it won’t ever do’.

Get God and then put all these things in their place… no one being as important as that relationship with God.

Even though we have those ‘THINGS’, when they are absent, let our relationship with God NOT be shaken at all.

I love the illustration PK gave with thirst, coke and water. If we are really parched and we drink coke, even if we drink one gallon, in no time you would thirst again. Only water can truly quench thirst. It is the same way that the finer things of life cannot quench our thirst in life. Only God can. We should make sure that nothing else is used to fill that void or else we would just be wasting our time.

So Christians, please rep CHRIST WELL. Don’t make it about rules looking for whose dressing (or whatever) qualifies them or not.

A judgmental CHRISTIAN is an oxymoron… Both words don’t and should not go…

Enjoy life but let one thing remain number one… A RELATIONSHIP with God that shows in our day to day living and draws outsiders to Him through us…

On a lighter note, PK keeps saying that if JESUS was here today, He would drive a POWER BIKE. Being that He rode a donkey… Ride na ride abi… LOOOOOOL.

And the biggest testimony of the day were the souls that were saved… Quite a lot of people came out to give their lives to Christ (or re-dedicate).

Like I said, JESUS IN JEANS was an outreach program and judging by the souls saved, I can say it was well worth…

WHOOP!!!

Enjoy more pictures Darlings… And just in case you like the earrings from the videos, sorry love, they are taken already.

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And don’ bother asking me if I rode the bike… Askor…

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20130908_115248 The Ushers and their Pastor LOOOOL. Famzing people hehehehe. You need to see wll the drama prior to the shot…

While I got a personal shot… Whoop

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Hahahahaha

Looooool. I think I will be beaten after this post.

JESUS IN JEANS was super amazing… Or like i said when my Pastor asked me

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DCC ROCKS!!!

Feel free to join our online streaming on http://www.davidschristiancentre.org

This Post was tough to put together… but I have absolutely enjoyed putting this together…I think this is Post in which I have had the most exciting time putting together… I hope you enjoyed it.

Use the share button please. share with your friends… Drop a comment too. CHURCH IS THE NEW COOL…

And in other RELATED news, i joined a new unit in church which i am very VERY excited about… GUESS WHICH?

Nah, not drama…

Nope not Welcome…

Nope not choir (my voice is croaky)…

YUP, PUBLICITY UNIT known inhouse as LIGHT HOUSE.

Yay!!!

Of course I am still a DEEjAY NOW… Projector Unit member that is…

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Yup all three girls are the FEMALE DeeJays in DCC…

Shout out to DJ KENI and DJ TOYIN… Loool

Have a super duper COOL week ahead and please rep CHRIST VERY WELL EVERYWHERE YOU GO…

Hugs, KISSES … And PEACE

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