Have You Asked The Father?

Have You Asked The Father?

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“……..you have not asked; but now ask and keep on asking and you will receive, so that your joy may be full and complete.” (John 16:24)

Many of us have a problem with asking. I know I do. Be it for help, an advice, an information, whatsoever. By not asking, there are so many things that we lose out on. Our attitude towards not asking may have be been birthed from childhood, parents always shutting up the child whenever the child asks a question, or while in school, classmates make fun of us when we ask a question in class, or so we won’t be branded as ITK (I Too Know) which translates to I want to know everything, or due to our personality which makes us insecure or feel inferior, so we avoid anything that will bring us out, or not to be seen as someone who’s dumb (mostly in our thoughts like: If I ask, won’t they see me as stupid or ignorant?) 

It’s okay to ask.

Let me tell you this, it’s okay to ASK. I tell myself  

THE ANSWER IS ALWAYS NO IF I DON’T ASK

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There was a particular time when I was in the university, I was so broke, broke was almost my middle name. I knew that if I called my dad and ask him for assistance, he’d give it to me. Times he’d tell me, “if you need anything, just call me”. But stupid fear and silliness didn’t let me be. During one of his regular checkup calls, he asked about my welfare, told him I was fine but broke. He asked since when, I told about some weeks ago. Guess what? Dad was pissed at me. Asking how I have been surviving for those weeks and why I didn’t ask him. He was like, I know I could have just told him and he’d know what to do. I had no excuse, I just apologised to him. Why this boring story?

God wants us to always know that “if you need anything, just call ME

We are sometimes that way with our heavenly Father too. He already told us to Matthew 7:7, The Message Bible translation of that verse says, DON’T BARGAIN WITH GOD, BE DIRECT, ASK FOR WHAT YOU NEED. No thanks to fear, “won’t I be asking too much?”, “will He be able to do this? (like durrh, Luke 1:37 people) “I am not worthy of asking Him anything”, “I don’t deserve what I want to ask” and soooo many silly notions like that.
Jesus was telling us that, we’ve not received because we’ve not asked, that we should ask so our joy may be full. But, if we want to ask with those lies of the devil in our heart, we will receive nothing of the Father. 

Asking is ‘Faithing’! Asking is Trusting! Asking is Waiting. 

James 1:6-7 says “but let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive anything of the Lord, KJV).

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I’d like to end on this note, whatsoever thing it is that you need, all you have to do is Ask the Father! Ours is to do the asking, While His is to do the answering. So, while we ask in faith and not fear, we trust and wait on Him.
Dear one, kindly go ahead and ask the Father, knowing “And this is the confidence (the assurance, the privilege of boldness) which we have in Him: [we are sure] that if we ASK ANYTHING (make any request) according to HIS WILL (in agreement with His own plan), He listens to and hears us. And if (since) we [positively] know that He listens to us in whatever we ask, we also know [WITH SETTLED and ABSOLUTE KNOWLEDGE] that we have [granted us as our present possessions] the requests made of Him, (1John 5:14-15, AMP).

Love,
MobolajiAde.

PS: Do have a lovely weekend😘.

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It’s Getting Better: Music Helps

It’s Getting Better: Music Helps

I love how music speaks to me! There is a song for every feeling, every situation, and any event. 

I don’t know how your week went, it might have been productive, frustrating, stressful, beautiful, and whatnot. I’d like to share some songs with you that will help you through the weekend in preparation for the new week ahead. God’s not done with you, this past week might have been hard for you, work’s not getting better, finance’s not looking good, health’s failing, job is not forth coming, blockades every where. I want you to know God’s got you always. This is one of my favorite verses in the Bible,
For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome“. (Jeremiah 29:11, AMP). “I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out~plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for” (Jeremiah 29:11, The Message Bible).  So, when worry and anxiety is trying to creep in, read this verse to yourself over and over again, write it out, paste on your mirror, on your fridge door, kitchen table, wherever it is that you can see it easily. It can only get better.

These are some songs to lift up your spirit this weekend:

  • Tauren Wells – God’s Not Done With You

This song reminds us that God is not done with us yet regardless of life’s situations that may come our way.

  • Travis Greene – Be Still

This is a song off TG’s new album “CrossOver” urging us to be still and watch how He plays it all out beautifully. Psalms 46:10

  • Tim Bowman Jr – Better

A beautiful reminder that life can only be better with Christ in it.

  • Elevation Worship – Do It Again

I love this song! The same God that did it before is definitely faithful to do it again. Isaiah 41:10, Jeremiah 32:17 & 27.

  • Jmoss – Don’t Pray & Worry

An old song from Jmoss. We pray and worry at the same time which is more like doubting God’s ability/power. Psalms 55:22, Philippians 4:6-7

  • Tamela Mann – God Provides

Jehovah Jireh our Provider! Genesis 22:14 & Mathew 6:26

  • Jmoss – God’s Got It

You definitely need to dance to this! One of my favourite saying is God’s Got It. I take comfort in knowing that God has it all in control.

  • LcBeatz – Hallele

Apostle Paul encouraged us to rejoice always, regardless of the circumstances surrounding us. Philippians 4:4

  • He Is Lord – Elevation Worship  

The greater One within me is more than what’s against me. He’s in control, for I know. He’ll see me through like before. 

    • Dere Du – HenriSoul

    One of the songs my neighbours back in Ebonyi loves. My heart be still, God’s working.

    • Deitrick Hadddon & Darwin Hobbs – He’s Able 

    God is able to do~ far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! Wooow!  Ephesians 3:20

    • Tauren Wells – Hills and Valleys

    King Aram and Ben-Hadad waged war against the Israelites, thinking the Israelite’s God could only save them in the hills. God had to let them know He’s God of the hills and also of the valleys. In other words, God is capable to work in any and every circumstance. 1Kings20:28

    • Sola Shittu – I am blessed.

    I am flowing in the blessings of Father Abraham🎶. Get your dancing shoes.

    • Travis Greene – Intentional

    Forever a favorite! All things are working together for our good. Romans 8:28 
    Dear one, it can only get better. Your yesterday will never be better than your today or tomorrow in Jesus name. Amen. Do have a lovely weekend and a great week ahead. 
    Love, 

    WorshipOutlaw.

    My First Experience At The Experience 12

    My First Experience At The Experience 12

    The Experience is a worship concert that takes place on the first Friday in December, every year in Lagos state. I’ve heard amazing stories and testimonies about the Experience, but school never allowed me attend until the just concluded one that took place December 1st at TBS.
    I have prayed to God to give me the opportunity to attend this year’s and He did!

    The Experience was an experience for me!

    I left home some time around 2pm hoping to beat traffic and the long queues. Blah! That didn’t happen. On getting to the bus station, the queue was so long. Eventually, I got into the bus with some of my friends I went with. The commuters in the bus were funny people, so I enjoyed the ride to TBS. Arriving at the stadium. The crowd was CRAZY! I was thinking I’d be able to find some of my friends easily. LOL. Big joke! Ignorance is not good, I tell you!

    Anyway, I met a good friend who I met via Twitter about 6 years ago for the first time, it was an amazing feeling. If you don’t know, I’m a shy person. He was surprised that I wasn’t shy with him. LOL. I told him “I’m changing”. Truth be told, I was thinking I’d be shy myself, but it just didn’t happen. LOL. Before the concert started, I found some of my friends, hugged ’em, talked and took pictures before I returned to my seat. The noise was CRAZY! My friend kept telling me not to worry about the crowd and noise because it was my first time. But, I was kinda not comfortable.

    Fast forward to when the concert started, we’d stand on our chairs when someone was ministering (I don’t like when the term PERFORMANCE is associated with Gospel Artistes, though some perform), and we would sit back when the anchor was talking. You know how stubborn some Nigerians can be, lol, some refused to sit back obstructing the view of those seated. As the tradition is (so I learnt), they throw plastic bottles at them making it a competition and a very dangerous act. Lo and Behold! I got it by one right on my left arm!!!! What!!!! At my first Experience, I got hit! If it was the body of the plastic that hit me, I won’t be bothered, but it was the cap and you know how painful it can be. I let that slide. Some started throwing water and more plastic bottles. Twas an experience yeah!

    Never judge a person based on what other people tell you about them. 

    I enjoyed the ministration of Beejay Sax (Yeah, we BOLAJIs’ are artistically goooood! LOL). I enjoyed the ministration of Eben, Onos, Frank Edwards (I’m still learning not to write people off based on what other people tell me about them. Frank ministered well! Err, about Tim Godfrey, hmm, I won’t say thing other than he did well. Sonnie Badu’s voice is exceptionally beautiful!!!! I never knew Segun Obey could sing that way! Like brother, continue singing like this! To be sincere with you guys, when Midnight Crew came to minister, I was just telling my friend “I can’t wait for Mike Abdul” and he did. I went a lil bit crazy. Lol. (PS: I am sometimes razz when it comes to music) The comedic acts by Kenny Blaq and Akpororo did it for me! I also enjoyed the ministration of Chioma Jesus, she was amazing! I was sitting down at first, but it got to a point that I had to get up on my chair and worship. I gatto tell you about my favorite part of the concert in a new paragraph!!!

    My Guy, TRAVIS GREENE🤗, ministered!!!!! He came to Nigeria with his wife, Dr Jackie Greene, he introduced her to us and said “love you baby” that was soo sweet!!!! I love love stories, especially the ones with cute PDAs. He ministered beautifully, I enjoyed every minute of it.

    I rested my eyes at different points when I was not ‘feeling’ the person ministering at that particular time.

    Have I told you that the crowd was amazing!!! Different times during the concert, I’d look around at the massive crowd and whisper to God “All these people came to worship You Father, woow!” I don’t need anyone to tell me we all have various reasons for going to the concert. LOL. Me, I went to see Travis Greene☺.

    The transportation back home made me stressed out! The queue was CRAZY! So much pushing, splashes of dirty water by those reckless drivers, cursing and fights. We eventually got a bus to convey us back to our bus station. I told a friend I went with that, it’s possible I live stream next year’s. I don’t like unproductive stress.

    Anyway, I enjoyed my first experience at The Experience 12!

    Have you ever attended The Experience? Care to share your experience with me?

    Would You Go On A Date With Me?

    Would You Go On A Date With Me?

    Some Christians don’t believe it’s scriptural to date (today’s not the day to talk about that😉). Well, I’m definitely sure you’d want to go on this date.
    What do you do on a date? You talk, see a movie, eat, take a walk and head home. Typical date.

    Now, the kind of date I want you to go on is different from the one we are familiar with. Guess the Person who has been asking you for sooooo long!?! CHRIST JESUS. Yaay. LOL. And this kinda date is UNENDING, only if you call it off (I bet you would not want to call it off 😁)

    You wanna go on a date with Christ Jesus?

    1) Ask Him to go on a date with you.
    You have to have an interest in someone for you to go on a date with the person. God beat you to it though. He asked you out first. (See, Romans 5:8, John 3:16 & 1 Corinthians 10:13). Remember, God has an interest in you ever since you were created. But now, you’re making a DECISION to go with Him. Invite Him into your life.

    2) You’re gonna have to put all other dates on hold or better still, cancel them. He’s a jealous God. You can’t go out with Him and still go out with Mammon (any form of sin, idol, worldly pleasures etc.)

    3) Everyone loves receiving a gift. Some give gifts to their dates. God’s gift to you is the Holy Spirit and so much more you’d receive as the date continues. You want to know more about God, the Holy Spirit is your go-to person. Trust me. (See, 1 Corinthians 2:10)

    4) It would be a boring date if just one person does all the talking. Communication takes place when one talks and the other listen, vice versa. Same with God. He loves talking with you. He cares about you (1 Peter 5:7). Everything! He wants you to share every detail of your life with you. He’s a good listener. Trust me.

    5) We love a good meal. You need to eat to have enough strength to keep going. You need to feed on the Word. (See Luke 4:4). It is known that eating constantly, good food at that, keeps you in good health and shape. So, the constant meditation of the Word is needed.

    6) I love a good walk. You love taking walks, right? So does God. You need to be led in order to know where you’re headed. (See Romans 8:14). Walking rightly confirms you’re really enjoying your walk with God. The walks might not be fun at times though, but remember the Person you’re on the date with. He’s with you always. (See Isaiah 43:2, 5a).

    7) Home is the goal after a nice walk, yeah? While we walk, Our Home is in sight. We await Jesus’ return. So until the time to return home comes, continue to enjoy the walk with God.

    Now, the question is
    “Would you go on a date with Christ Jesus?


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    Lessons Learnt During My NYSC Service Year 

    Lessons Learnt During My NYSC Service Year 

    Clarion called and I answered. I was posted to Ebonyi, served in a secondary school, and lived in Amuda Igbudu, Ikwo. I was blessed to live with two loving families. The Ali’s. In my one year compulsory service, I learnt some lessons, unlearnt some and relearned some.  I will be sharing some lessons I learnt. I’m sure you’d be familiar with some. It’s advisable to take out the time to learn new things that comes with any situation or event. It definitely helps. 

    • Be Prepared: Most of us don’t like to be in situations we know nothing about. A friend helped in preparing me for where I was gonna serve. That gave me a bit of preparation. Can I say, you’re never prepared until you’re prepared? Make sense, no? Point is, prepare your body, soul, and spirit to new experiences, don’t shut yourself out. You’d lose if you do so. Be open!  
    • Embrace New Opportunities: In as much as I am an indoor person. I took myself out of my room sometimes. LOL. Seriously, locking me in a room with my phone, books, movies and food is not a punishment o. But a retreat😉. I served in a village, so I was able to learn how to fry garri, cook with firewoods, use some local equipments. I love the familiar a lot. In the past year, I’ve learnt to love the unfamiliar a little bit more. The feeling of “I can’t wait to see what happens next”. 
    • Have Friends: Don’t be stuck on one. LOL. There are friends, there are friends and there are friends. If you know you know. 

    Myself & ArewaOba

    • Learn To Share: The kids in the compound I lived in during my service year taught me sharing over and over again. The first day I saw them share, I gave one of them a piece of biscuit (about 9 kids lives in the compound), the little boy I gave gathered his siblings around, broke the biscuits in little pieces and gave them all. I was SURPRISED!!! Like why!!! You coulda just gone to a corner and finish it, but no HE DID NOT! Tell me about giving! 

    Myself with some of the kids
     

    • Be Friendly: It’s a different thing for you to have friends and not be friendly. The friend I mentioned earlier that helped in preparing me, advised me to make friends with the locals. Boy, was I glad I took the advise. People tend to keep their distance when they don’t know you. So, try and be friendly with people around you. Some won’t let you tho, that shouldn’t bother you. Smile. Say Hello. Wave. 
    • Be Crazy: I once saw a meme that said you are allowed five minutes of craziness everyday. Five minutes just doesn’t do it for me. Times I’d put my mp3 speaker outside my room, playing my hyper songs e.g intentional Fuji by Mike Abdul, Womina by Gaise, Do That by LcBeatz, Hammer Time by LeCrae and songs like that. I’m not a very good dancer, so hyper songs tend to bring out the awkward dancer in me.LOL. My kids (that what I called the children in the compound I lived) would watch me dance and laugh. HOW I LOVE SEEING THEM LAUGH. With time, they joined me in dancing too. I miss them much.
    • Read: Read! Read! Read! I can’t count the number of books I read this past year! I can tell you I’m not the same person you knew the last time you saw me😉. I have friends that are ardent readers! God bless you! You can never go wrong with reading. That’s why I’m very careful as to what kind of books I read. Please read! 
    • Be YOU: Get to know yourself. Know what you love, what you hate, what makes you tick, what you’re passionate about. Do stuffs you’ve never done. PS: not crazy, wild, dangerous stuffs ooo. Biko, don’t say it’s Mobolaji that advised you to go crazy. LOL. As I mentioned earlier, I love staying at home. But during my service year, I made sure I took myself out, most times with ArewaOba.  
    • Learn To Appreciate People: Thanks to NollyWood, I had a phobia for old people. LOL. Glory to Jesus, a village is mostly filled with old people, the few I spent time with they were fun to be with. Very hardworking people. Some of them, it’s been ages they saw their children. I don’t know what to say to people like that right now. 
    • Ask Questions: We can assume for Africa ehn! If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. So ASK. Don’t assume you know people and judge them based on what you think you know about them. You’re not permitted to say a negative word about a person if you don’t know the person at all. 
    • Build Your Relationship With God: This was my favourite part of the service year. God gave me the grace and strength to tarry in His presence. I was about to just wait on Him. From school back to my house, so I had lots of time to be with Him. Times I slept off while talking with Him, times I’d get confused on a Bible verse/passage, times I just dance, times I cry, times I just stay still, times I just want to leave “His Presence” and go outside just to know what’s going on. But through it all, GOD was with me and He’s still with me. 

    My service year was a blessing to me! So, whereever you get posted to, make the best use of it. Care to your experience with me?

    ​How Music Plays Me by Aremo Olalekan

    ​How Music Plays Me by Aremo Olalekan

    AremoTobi

    I love music!

    I know that sounds like a cliché of some sort, but mba*, this is me letting you know that I live music. I am media wise, so I am selective of the kind of music I give my ear-time, but I can put a song on replay for days if I get hooked on it.

    I have discovered that somehow Music has its ways of influencing my life. For example, if I am feeling down, for whatsoever reason (and I feel like basking in that low), I could play particular kind of ‘slow’ songs, and well I remain ‘low beat’.

    If I am interested in being upbeat, all I have to do is jam some really upbeat jamz and before I know it I am shaking off the low feeling.

    There are times I want to spend time praying and I am feeling lazy, all I have to do is plug in my ears, and play my ‘prayer playlist’, (yeah, I have a prayer playlist) and I am praying for as  long as I can go.

    If I want to get something done fast too, an upbeat jamz would help me without my constant checking of the time. It seems time just has a way of passing faster when I am on these fast jamz.

    Have you ever had a time you were upset and the way to shake it off was to move to a groove. Might just be the tap of your feet or the bobbing of your head to a beat and before long, your ‘upset’ is all gone. Well, that is me.

    I guess loving to dance too has its contributions to why I respond to music in these ways.

    How do you respond to music? I’ll like to hear from you, and yeah, if you would want me to share portions of my playlist, do let me know. I’ll ask for yours too o.

    Thank you for reading.

    Mba- Igbo language for ‘No’. 
    He blogs at http://www.aremotobi.wordpress.com 

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    Let Go…

    At the bus stop we met 

    He asked for my sign 

    I told him it was stop 

    We got talking 

    I got draining 

    He was good with words 

    I was losing the Word 

    Yeah…he was baptised 

    In…….lukewarmness 

    I was baptised in the Spirit 

    But his warmness melted the hotness of the Spirit in me 

    I thought he was the One 

    So, I did with the last three guys 

    Err, I mean brothers 

    His texts became my Bible 

    I really Joshua 1:8 his texts 

    I just didn’t prosper or have good success with him 

    The voice of the the Shepherd I ignored 

    The voice of the stranger I followed 

    He was sincere – 

    Sincerely wrong for me 

    My head knew that 

    But my heart was too stubborn to let go 

    After all “we are just friends” 

    Romans 8:28 worked for me eventually

    Not until I heeded to Wisdom’s call 

    After She Proverbs 1:20 

    My senses were fixed on him 

    When they should have been fixed on Him 

    God did turn it around for my good 

    I learnt a lesson though 

    Some people are meant to be in your life 

    To help you through a process 

    God used him to teach me not to be 

    Stubborn in heart 

    But I mistook it for “fighting for what’s supposed to be ‘mine'” 

    Or so I thought 

    I let him go…….eventually 

    You know 

    The Art of Letting Go 

    The Act of Moving On 

    Don’t S.O.S 2:7 every time your emotions 

    Come alive at the sight or the thought of a person 

    Check with the Holy Spirit first 

    Saves a lot.

    Waiting…

    Waiting…

    20170815170241Do you know anyone who loves waiting? Be it waiting for food at the restaurant, waiting your turn at the bank? Be it waiting for an answer to a prayer? There are numbers of things we wait for. I know I don’t like waiting!

    Now, waiting on God is not always fun, (tell me about it)! So, for your peace of mind and sanity, while waiting on God for anything, finance, good health, spouse, job, salvation, recovery, anything. Try as much as possible to forget about AGE, TIME, PEOPLE, and SEASON. You’d get pressurized into running ahead of God. (I know from experience the end ain’t good). So chill! Relax! The Bible says God makes everything beautiful in His TIME. (See Ecclesiastes 3:11)

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    Waiting on God for a spouse, forget about your biological clock, remember you serve the AUTHOR OF TIME, yeah? Pressures at home and society? Keep your focus on JESUS! He’ll hold you through it.

    Waiting on God for a Job, Don’t mind the age requirements and 25 years experience they require(I’m exaggerating, but you get the gist). Improve on your skills though. Do your part and let God work it out for you.

    Finances? Don’t undermine any platform. God can choose to bless you from any source, (What are you doing with the skills and ideas He has blessed you with already?). Just wait on Him.

    For good health? The doctors report gives you zilch hope? Wait on God! He has the answer to all infirmities.

    Remember, waiting is not easy or something fun to do. It teaches us to learn to depend and trust in God. I’d tell you Psalms 27:14, “Wait [in faith] on the LORD; Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the LORD”. If you wait on God and He answers in His time, You’d definitely know for sure all things work together for good. (See Romans 8:28).

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    Keep your focus on Christ Jesus! God’s Got you!

    What To Wear

    What To Wear

    If what I wear still bothers you, something is wrong then. You should be bothered about what I’m supposed to wear but not wearing. My jeans, short dresses, off-the-shoulder wears, long flowing skirts, buttoned up shirts, make up on fleek, heels as high as a 6 tier cake, shoes so flat I can feel my feet against the ground et al, don’t matter if I’m not wearing the right outfit.
    Let’s check Colossians 3:12-14
    “Clothe yourselves therefore, as God’s own chosen ones (His own picked representatives), [who are] purified and holy and well-beloved [by God Himself, by putting on behavior marked by] tenderhearted pity and mercy, kind feeling, a lowly opinion of yourselves, gentle ways, [and] patience [which is tireless and long-suffering, and has the power to endure whatever comes, with good temper].
    Be gentle and forbearing with one another and, if one has a difference (a grievance or complaint) against another, readily pardoning each other; even as the Lord has [freely] forgiven you, so must you also [forgive].
    And above all these [put on] love and enfold yourselves with the bond of perfectness [which binds everything together completely in ideal harmony].
    That’s the Amplified version. We are told to put on COMPASSION, KINDNESS, HUMILITY, GENTLENESS, PATIENCE, BE TOLERANT WITH ONE ANOTHER, FORGIVENESS and most importantly, LOVE which binds all things together in unity. These are much more important than my physical outfit.
    Wait a minute, if you want to bring in 1 Peter 3:3, grab your Bible and let’s read from verse 1. I like the Amplified Bible so I’ll be reading from that.
    “In like manner, you married women, be submissive to your own husbands [subordinate yourselves as being secondary to and dependent on them, and adapt yourselves to them], so that even if any do not obey the Word [of God], they may be won over not by discussion but by the [godly] lives of their wives,
    When they observe the PURE and MODEST way in which you conduct yourselves, together with your reverence [for your husband; you are to feel for him all that reverence includes: to respect, defer to, revere him—to honor, esteem, appreciate, prize, and, in the human sense, to adore him, that is, to admire, praise, be devoted to, deeply love, and enjoy your husband]”.
    Now don’t stop at verse 3, let’s continue to verse 4.
    “Let not yours be the [MERELY] external adorning with [elaborate] interweaving and knotting of the hair, the wearing of jewelry, or changes of clothes;
    But let it be the INWARD ADORNING and BEAUTY of the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible and unfading charm of a gentle and peaceful spirit, which [is not anxious or wrought up, but] is very precious in the sight of God”.
    Can we see it now? We tend to pick out a verse and use it to judge the whole chapter. It’s not right.
    Apostle Peter said our adornment should not just be about all that, but we should also work on our INNER BEAUTY.
    Anyone who looks beautiful on the inside will definitely look beautiful on the outside regardless of what the person is wearing materially. It reflects from the inside out.
    (If you still categorize beautiful people based on what they wear, well then…..)
    The physical dressing should be done in DECENCY and MODESTY, don’t go overboard with it. Ain’t arguing about what to wear or what not to.
    Permit me to rephrase 1 Corinthians 13:1, “Though I wear the finest or the ugliest of clothing and have no love; I’m like a walking scarecrow”
    If I’m not wearing love, forgiveness, kindness and the other attributes in Colossians 3:12-14 or not letting the fruit of the Spirit be evident in me, then you should be worried about me.

    So, let me ask you. Are you putting on the right outfit?

     

    The Search For Bae

    The Search For Bae

    Oh! We know ourselves na. The only genre of sermons we have on our phones are on marriage! O’ boy! Different sermons by different pastors/teachers/preachers! We are over fed that constipation sef is happening

    But still, THE ONE isn’t coming/No where to be found

    Marriage seminars, we are there 

    Singles conference, we are there 

    Weddings we were invited to and the ones we were not invited to, we go show face😋

    But still THE ONE isn’t coming/No where to be found

    Chill, I’m not saying preparing for marriage by going for marriage/singles conference or listening to sermons is bad. No! It’s very good and advisable.

    My point is, our focus!

    Our focus has shifted from the Creator of Marriage, God!

    Our focus has been placed in our search for THE ONE, so any churchy/Christian ish things that has to do with growing in Christ is avoided, but anything that has to do with Getting the One is very much embraced.

    Matthew 6:33 says to Seek FIRST the Kingdom of God and all other things will be added.

    Matthew 6:8 says God knows our heart desires even before we recognise the need for them

    Proverbs 3:5 says to Trust in the Lord with all your heart, commit your ways to Him and He will direct your path.

    In a chapter in Lady in Waiting by Debby Jones & Jackie Kendall, ” Wherever you are, whatever your circumstances may be, whether divorced, widowed, or single and getting older every day, be assured that God has not lost your address or your file” (IF He wills for you to marry, I know some of us are scared of dying a single, on a lowkey level, I am too, but I’m trusting Him to take care of it) He knows exactly what our needs are. Trust me! But we’ve got to let Him work us through the process.

    Our focus has to change back to Our First Love.

    Remember the story of Peter walking on water towards Jesus, yeah? While his eyes were on Jesus, he was walking on water, Bro must have felt so good. But then, for a moment he took his eyes off Jesus and guess what, you know it, he began to sink!

    When we shift our focus off Jesus, sinking begins to occur. We become troubled and worried by/about everything that’s not going right in our life. Remember that when our eyes were on Jesus, we were worry-free. Not because the problems were not there, but because our focus is on Jesus and we trust Him enough to take care of us.

    Let’s Shift our focus back to GOD! Shift our focus back to Jesus! Shift our focus back to the Holy Spirit!  

    Psalms 37:4 AMP says: Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He will give you the desires and secret petitions of your heart.

    Seek God First!

    The One will come… (If it’s God’s will😀)
    Marriage is a beautiful thing, ignore what the world is saying about marriage. We Christians are to follow God’s manual of Marriage.

    Be about in your Father’s Business and watch Him work things out for your good. Remember Romans 8:28☺
    PS: I’m a single! I wrote this as a reminder and encouragement to you and also to myself. We all are a Work In Progress (WIP) Don’t beat yourself too much ehn. Enjoy this process! It’s gonna be worth it!

    The FOCUS should be on GOD

    Watch Him take care of You