You know, in our FIRST ever Propel meeting, I asked the ladies to share in our Whatsapp group the TOP two things they learned, and almost everyone of them mentioned
‘THE GOAL IS JESUS and so I HAVE TO KEEP RUNNING HARD TOWARDS HIM IN MY OWN LANE!!!’
Such a valid RESOUNDING lesson shared by LISA HARPER.
I also love the example Lisa gave of her friend who plops down in the Coffee shop for a meeting, right after she drops her kids off, only to realize she is wearing two different pairs of socks, and how she explains that sometimes running after Jesus is that way. We are EXHAUSTED yes, but we are HAPPY because we are giving our race our all.
Mehn, if anyone tells you that you will NOT get road weary just because you are on the right path, and running after Jesus, THEY LIED BIG TIME!!!
You are probably about to go Isaiah 40:31 on me, because ‘…those that wait on the Lord shall NOT GROW WEARY…’
Yup, but back up a bit, it says they shall RENEW their strength. The term RENEW goes to show that at some point, strength was depleted.
On this journey, there will be many ROAD-WEARY moments. Moments where you just DESPERATELY NEED A TOP-UP of not just strength, but Joy, Peace, Wisdom, etc., so that when you have been renewed, you can continue to RUN HARD, IN YOUR LANE, AFTER JESUS, giving your race YOUR absolute ALL!!!
So practically, how do we TOP UP when we get road weary?
For me, two ways especially
- I pull back totally and take a RETREAT.
“…And He said to them, “Come away with Me privately to a solitary place, and let us rest for a while…” Mark 6:31
Oh life can get into such a buzz and blur, with many things happening at once that you need to ‘come away with Jesus’ every now and then, before you burn out. I didn’t even know Jesus said these words verbatim, I just know that one morning as I prayed, I heard God tell me ‘Come away with me…’ and then I continued to hear a replay in my Spirit.
And I’m glad I obeyed and took 3 days off for a personal retreat, because I TRULY needed that time with Him, both to refresh and then DOWNLOAD too.
So yup, I take a retreat whenever i get Road-weary.
- I go fellowship WITH THE RIGHT PEOPLE!!!
I love me my Spiritual gatherings yo!!! And for the purpose of this Post, let’s stick to CHICK ONLY gatherings like LOVE LIFE which I blogged about here
I mean, there is just something about Chicks coming together in worship, word and just general fellowship that refreshes and strengthens us. Hebrews 10v25 talks about ‘…not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another…’ I am convinced that these gatherings just help to refresh ROAD-WEARY travellers.
I love that Joyce Meyer Ministries calls it THE BIGGEST PARTY OF THE YEAR…
Because when Chicks gather ANYWHERE and Jesus is there, IT IS A PARTY yawl!!! Whether it is to Praise, Pray, Worship or just Laugh, it is A COMPLETE TURN UP.
I am talking ‘clubs-ain’t-got-nada-on-us’ kinda PARTAY!!! And yawl know when you attend a good PARTAY, you may feel physically exhausted but your Spirit and Soul is ANOTHER LEVEL HIGH, and soon, even your body catches up.
But this is NOT about Joyce’s LOVE LIFE, this is about Mildred’s BEAUTIFUL. (Any reason to side-by-side Joyce&Mildred)
BEAUTIFUL is the theme of this year’s annual JUST US GIRLS Conference hosted by my Pastor Mildred Kingsley-Okonkwo. If anyone knows how to organize a CHICK PARTY, Pastor M does!!! Just check the recap of IMELA out.
I am talking Praise, Worship, Prayer, Fun, Comedy, Gifts, etc.; Pastor M goes the whole 9 yards and then some.
I have more details about BEAUTIFUL in this Post Guest Ministers and all…
I just feel it in my Spirit that this is one meeting God has called to REFRESH His ROAD WEARY travellers.
Chicks who are just doing what God has told them to do, keeping the faith, running hard in their lanes, giving their best, and living for Jesus, even with the current realities in the Land of Promise, Nigeria, today.
I know living in Nigeria can wear us out and even get discouraging but hey, whatever the case or your current situation is, we all need that PUMP to get us back on track and going.
Life is STILL but a vapour so every single minute counts.
Road weary? Phew!!! I certainly am, in a good way. So I am thankful for the timing AND the theme of this conference.
Let’s REFRESH and REFUEL so that we can end the race on a HIGH!!!
Oh and even if you are NOT road-weary, just come and have FUN!!!
Who doesn’t like to dance and laugh, and clean jokes sef.
Or who doesn’t like a Party where PC is going to be roc’in da mic…
Plus HE IS NOW MARRIED!!! Yaaaaay!!!
Congrats PC and Rem…
God make your marriage BEAUTIFUL, pun intended of course!!!
See you TOMORROW at BEAUTIFUL and hey, feel free to say HI if you see me.
I’m on a roll today so see you in a bit with a Post called The ‘Hurri’ CAINE!!! Anybody guess what it will be about? Lol
Happy weekend boo,
You can still sign up for the Christmas-in-October Promo for 6k
Details here Share with your friends who may be interested please. And of course, my book is still available.
If you sent a mail or dropped your email and have not gotten the book, I APOLOGISE!!! Phew. Just send a mail AGAIN to email@example.com. We are now more organized, and you will definitely be getting your copy. E ma bi nu ok? Thanks.
And thanks to everyone who has taken the pains to send me a review. Super thankful. God bless us all.
And oh, you did NOT miss me on Rhythm on Wednesday night, did you?
Gosh!!! I had a blast and i got incredibz feedback. I particularly swooned when the callers said ‘This girl is very knowledgeable about what she is saying…’
I just REALLY thank God for EVERYTHING!!! Like that interview went FAR and WIDE!!! Jesus tank Sah!!! It has been FIVE months of CoachE’ and God has really blown me away as per media exposure.
JESUS TANK SAH!!!
The second video for Stay at Home moms is up
I have had the craziest feedback from this videos and I wish i could tell EVERY single SAHM just HOW POWERFUL that season is. Please share with Domestic Queens you know. Thanks. Even watching it all over again is PUMPING me up!!! Group Hug for all we SUPER HOUSEWIVES please!!!
Just random pictures from this Morning
1 Hubby and myself lol
He now starts yabbing me how i was as heavy as an elephant before and even my leg, to lift them alone was like olumo rock, but today HE TOTALLY LOVES the way i look. Like i mentioned in my book, He never yabbed me once, but today ehn, it is like he was saving the yabis. LOL
2 We had to add KingDaveed
Hubs has FINALLY admitted that he looks like me!!! Yay!!! Anyone know any bank where i can exchange that info for 150,000USD?
3 I snapped with a giant today lol
I usually hear ‘Oh for a woman, you are tall’. Today i heard, ‘Oh for a NIGERIAN woman, you are tall’
If i could get to the middle of his skull, i would have knocked him. Hahaha.
Ok let me get to writing my HurriCAINE post!!!