Friday, 6 May 2016

Can you pray and have confidence without repeating the request?

Do you pray over and over for the same meal when you sit to eat?

That's faith! You know the food is blessed, you know God heard you, you go on and eat it and you're healthy and bubbly, so why is it different when we pray for more pressing needs?

It's not more difficult for God to hear your cry than it is for Him to bless your can be really tempting to keep reminding God when you're desperate, I have a clear notice at the entrance of my room, u see it as soon as u open the door,

"God heard you, just be patient"

Praising while you wait also helps your heart feel merry, Jesus gave a clear instruction when He said "Let not your heart be troubled"

You can pray amiss but you can't praise amiss. God inhabits praises, invite him with words and melodies of adoration. Keep singing His words back to Him, and praise Him with the loving expressions of your soul, because you know He always comes through, "it is through faith and patience that we inherit the promise" while you wait, praise, and have this confidence, according to 1 John 5:14-15

14 This is the [remarkable degree of] confidence which we [as believers are entitled to] have before Him: that [a]if we ask anything according to His will, [that is, consistent with His plan and purpose] He hears us. 15 And if we know [for a fact, as indeed we do] that He hears and listens to us in whatever we ask, we [also] know [with settled and absolute knowledge] that we have [granted to us] the requests which we have asked from Him.

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

The Leaves, the Branches and the Roots

 A Let-Them-Go Message, from Madea

I'm sharing this video from vimeo, saw that a friend just posted it on Facebook and I like the way she categorized the people in your life. I do not support smoking but i need you to concentrate on the message in the video

Share with your friends. I hope you like it.

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Let them know I got you

I have done a lot of crazy things for love. Not every time, I don't fall in love all the time but when I do..., and some of those crazy things, I never share, they just serve as means to an end, and when the final result is perfect, I act like it was effortless...I smile like it cost me no pain, no stress, I didn't work so hard, I'm just happy to see the outcome and the priceless look on the face of the mortal that inadvertently made me a secret superwoman.

I don't even seek the chance to say "You won't imagine the crazy hell I went through to get this, or the stupid things I did or how I fooled myself to make sure I got out of work to see you or how I had to use my school fees to get on that flight and stuff like that". You all know all the fences you have jumped over and things you have borrowed and the people you have slapped to make someone you love feel great.

Sometimes, when we need to have a good laugh, we may share with our friends, or tell the story using the third person, some of us even call that 'person' my friend or 'one of my friends', smh... Love can bring out the idiot in you.

The annoying part sometimes is when we never shut up. The world knows we have fallen in love, that we met someone, we don't care if anyone gets jealous, very few times, the idea is to make everyone know that you've got something sweet that should be envied, desired, you've found your happiness, your haven in life, a perfect lady or gentleman. Love never shuts up, love doesn't keep quiet. Even though we like our privacy, something inside us wants to explode and say "I've found my happy, love her till death".

We share photos on all the social platforms, tweet about them, take them to almost every gathering, have their photos on our tables. But isn't that part of what love is about?

Should I not be worried if I love someone, or I think I'm in love with someone and he doesn't treat me the way I treat him or plan to, or even half as much, or is ashamed of me?

Shouldn't I panic if other 'seekers' don't know yet that he's got me, and may never know, because he will never tell? Some of my guy friends have whispered to me about how they show-off their special lady but she's never displayed them on any social network or said anything sweet about them anywhere. "I guess she likes to keep her private life private, or she's not sure it will last and can't keep changing photos and names when everyone's watching..." that's often my consolation speech.

Enough about mortals and their conditional love. Some of the people we love with so much excitement are not even so deserving...yet there's someone else we could have spent as much energy on...

This post is about Jesus, He's not man, and I may be wrong to say he feels just as we do when our significant other doesn't carry us with pride, but love is universal, the song of the universe, when love is love, it burns, even when we don't feel like love, if we're still committed, we still do acts of love.

If I love God, and I don't tell the world about Him, I'm not so proud of Him. I could love Him in secret, praise Him in my car, give huge donations in church, fast and pray in secret, but he hasn't become my pride...

He might as well be my ugly maga boyfriend whom I just want to manage because He's rich and He gives me everything I need. He might as well be one guy on the side who thinks he's the one but I'm really looking for something better with which to replace him...

"I don't want to mess my profile up with some Jesus post, I may loose all my friends and followers."

"If I talk about Jesus, I could lose my job, expose myself to persecution and die before my time." But how do you know when it's your time... Sometimes you have to be still to hear your heart beating but Jesus hears it all the time, He knows how many beats you've had and how many more are left... He loves you so much, if you're not proud of Him, it will break His heart like the heart of a poor mother would shatter when she is denied in public by her tear-eye* daughter.

If you are ashamed of Him, He will deny you also before His Father. We are still graced in this part of the country that we can express our religion freely. Go beyond passion for Christ. You don't need a pulpit, show Him off anyhow.

I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes...

Dr. Mike Murdock says "Leave no love unspoken and unused inside you, that too is an emptied life"

I always tell my friends "Why be a small boy's secret, when you can be a real man's pride"... I don't think Jesus wants to be your secret either...

Go tell them about Jesus, do something crazy and smile about it... Tell me how you felt when you're done. *wink*