Monday, 17 July 2017

Good Content


Lately, I've been involved with a lot of 'bread and butter' talk. And in truth, I've been contemplative about it.

On my 25th birthday, I resolved to be gracious in my speech, but along the way, I drifted. Well, thank God I outlined my resolutions and cautious enough to hold myself accountable whenever I go contrary to the aforementioned.

Anchor Scripture: {Proverbs 10:19}
"When there are many words, transgression is unavoidable but he who restrains his lips is wise.''

Words or speeches with good contents are mind-lifting while bad/shallow/baseless contents are mind-drenching. Nothing good comes out of the latter. More so, loose talkers are never accorded with respect.

Filtering/processing our spoken words helps in the edification of our spiritual, moral, and psychological lives. Good talks creates a healthy atmosphere for exploits in every sphere.

If your flaw(s) includes projecting negativity or engaging in empty talks hence leading to an empty state of mind, it's time to refrain from such demeaning attribute. I indulge us to be deliberate about our every move and measure our progress(es).

Have a great weak guys!


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Friday, 14 July 2017

Lead Us Not Into Temptation!


Whether we are the tempter or the temptee, at some point in our lives, we'll fall deeply into temptation.

Anchor Scripture: {Mathew 6:13}
"And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one."

Jesus in His profound wisdom gave us a template for prayer. He incorporated "Temptation" into it. *Kindly peep 1 Corinthians 10:13 to understand why He did so.

Even Jesus in all His glory was tempted. The account of all His temptation escapade on earth were not recorded in the Bible asides the account between Him and the devil at the Mountain of Temptation- Mathew 4:1-11 *I mean, Jesus lived for 33 years and was a good looking man when he took the form of ''natural'' flesh. #Thinking out loud
How do I know He was good looking? The linen cloth which Veronica dabbed his bloody face with was a proof. Subsequently, Jesus' image that appeared on the handkerchief was the model that served artistes who drew Him.

According to Ellahillz, Temptation means falling for what is not good for you even when that thing is a good thing.

As a matter of fact, the more anointed you are, the more tempted you become. Male and female alike.



Sexual related temptations amongst other types of temptation tops the Temptation Chart. Maybe because sex is part of the physiological needs of man. *I may be wrong about my statistics though.

No one escapes temptation even the Religious in all their "HolySpirtness". *Don't ask me how I know this.

At some point, we've either stumbled on porn (visual or print) or masturbated or made out with a partner or had canal knowledge with them or even all of the above. *Yes, don't lie. winks

My prayer goes out to the celibate (especially the religious). It is not an easy journey. How do I know this? Maybe because I'm celibate and can't wait to 'uncelibate' myself. *lol

Well, the celibate life is a rewarding life! Tons of revelation and good works are recorded during its pure phase.

1 Corinthians 10:12- (Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall) puts me on my feet each time. It is a logical scriptural passage with a subtle (yet powerful) admonition.

What should we do in the face of temptation especially when you're gradually obliging but haven't fallen yet? Confront it. Confess it. Speak about it with your tempter or temptee. *It works for me.#covers face

Temptation is that which entices us a great deal even though we know we'll regret it if we fall into it. "Lead us not into temptation Oh Lord!" should be our daily confession and corporate hashtag.

Can we overcome temptation? Yes we can! Because with God nothing is impossible- Luke 1:72 and Yes! We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us- Philippians 4: 13. Committing ourselves to gainful works is a tested escape route too; for an idle mind is the devil's workshop.


Have an invigorating day Fam!


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Friday, 7 July 2017

Just Because You Can't...


First off, Just because you can't doesn't mean others can't.

Second off, just because you're trash doesn't mean you can't do great things

Third off, Just because you're good doesn't mean everyone will like you.

We live in a world filled with diverse personalities. These set of people are unique in their uniqueness. It is an unruly behaviour to choke people with your ideology/perceptive. In the same vain, it is okay to persuade them into reasoning with your line of thoughts. But if it doesn't work, free it! Just term it "Honest Disagreement''. *I learnt the terminology from the Bible.

Permit me to infuse some natural illustrations...

- Just because you can't abstain from sex and other shades of addiction doesn't mean other can't

- Just because you can't establish a mutual relationship with the opposite sex without "catching feelings'' doesn't mean others can't

- Just because you make perfect sense doesn't mean others will comply

- Just because can't subscribe to "runs'' or "jiggolo" in time of lack doesn't mean others can

- Just because you can't communicate or deliver eloquently or excellently doesn't mean others cannot

- Just because you're lovable doesn't mean others will love you or vice versa

- Just because you're open with people doesn't mean others will

- Just because you can't pray or fast lengthily doesn't mean others can't

- Just because you hate to read doesn't mean others hate to

- Just because you can't stand other doctrines or religious practices doesn't mean others can't

- Just because you're anti-social doesn't mean others will be puppets on your strings


Allow people express their uniqueness without bullying/ridiculing them with the principles that work for you!  *Ever imagined that they can still do otherwise in secret?

Overtime, I've seen people follow different rules and emerge successfully regardless. The idea is to do what works for your mental and overall well-being, because in the end, there is only one Just Judge: Jesus!

He is popularly called 'El Shaddai' (The many breasted one). He attends to us differently because He understands He didn't create us alike, yet we reflect His image.

For God did not give us a spirit of timidity (of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear), but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and self-control. 2 Tim 1:7 (AMP)

My deduction from the above meditative verse; Love has a Calm disposition, yet Power-ful.



Have a Lit Friday!


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Tuesday, 4 July 2017

The Burning Bush


Most of us don't notice the presence of God even when it is stuck in our faces.

Anchor Scripture: {Exodus 3:2-4}
''And the Angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire from the midst of a bush. So he looked, and behold, the bush was burning with fire, but the bush was not consumed. Then Moses said, 'I will now turn aside and see this great sight, why the bush does not burn.''
So when the Lord saw that he turned aside to look, God called to him from the midst of the bush and said, 'Moses, Moses!' 
And he said, "Here I am.''

It was only when Moses turned to inquire (about the marvelous sight) that God called him by his name, introduced Himself to him, and dished out further instructions.

God will never force Himself down our throats except in special cases.

Lately, I've not been spending quality time with God as I used to and it's been taking a toll on me. The void has been taunting. And today, as I reached out for a pen and note pad to write about the revelation He deposited in me after going through some scriptures of the Bible, I felt the power of the Holy Spirit reinstated. With no doubt in my heart, I was called to decipher his word (via writing) and to proclaim it to every corner of the earth. I am first a Missionary Blogger, and second, a virtuous woman that prospers in other fields I'm involved in.

Nothing comes before God, everything comes after him.

If you're passionate about something, you''ll create time for it, but if you care less about something, you'll make excuses for it. 

We are never too busy to tend to that which we love and uphold in high esteem.

I don't know about you, but whenever I sideline God (subconsciously), the emptiness I feel is always on 'cloud nine'. From my deduction, putting God at the backseat is sin!

God seeks to introduce Himself to us everyday through creative means, but we are too busy occupying our minds with delusional activities.

Turn around and notice The Burning Bush around you today and watch God work through/with/in you.


Have a Lit day Fam!


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Wednesday, 21 June 2017

WRITING...


The faintest ink is better than human memory - Chinese Proverb 
Human memory may fail, but a written piece would never fail - E.Hillz

A wise man once said, when your vision moves from thoughts to paper, it becomes alive and achievable.

Writing is the oldest form of speech presentation. Ever wondered why God did not resort to giving Moses the Ten Commandments verbally but took out time to inscribe them with his hands on a tablet? This He (God) did a second time after Moses angrily destroyed the first. *This confirms the importance of writing.

Writing on a tablet is a unique skill possessed by craftsmen. This accrues God with the title; "Craftsman of all craftsmen.'' If you're a writer, you're not only made of the image of God, you possess His dominant trait: Craftsmanship.

Anchor Scripture: Habakkuk 2:2
"Then the Lord answered me and said: Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it."
Verbal communication is good. But for posterity sake, written speeches should be subscribed to, because, it can be passed from generation to generation. Now, imagine if the authors of the Bible, philosophical works, encyclopedia, etc. did not commit to writing. It would have been a dead end. Thank God for writers!

There were situations when God subscribed to verbal communication to convey His message, and in His wisdom, He admonished them to write every word in their hearts or in a book, pending on its depth.

In professional organizations, you'll have to pass the written test(s) to qualify you to the oral/verbal interview. This amplifies the ambiguity of writing and written works.

In a society where writing has been downplayed, do not join the bandwagon because eventually, written works would be used as references while gaudy speeches with no documentation would die a natural death.


Subscribe wholly to writing. It is the only means of preserving an idea that will stand the test of time.


Have a Fab day!


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Thursday, 15 June 2017

AIR

Can you see it? No, you can't... Can you feel it? Yes, you can.

Air is an invisible gaseous substance surrounding the earth, particularly a mixture of oxygen and nitrogen.

Air is synonymous to the word "Breath".

Anchor Scripture: Genesis 2:7
"And the Lord God formed man out of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostril the breath of life (air); and man became a living soul.'

Dating back to the creation story, ever since God breathed ''air'' into Adam and Eve, humans have remained a shareholder.

Air sustains every living creature resident on the surface of the earth. Interestingly, some non-living things (equipment) are benefactors. *Radio/TV transmitters receive signals from air.

Sadly, some pay dearly for air.

If you're able to access air on a platter without any obstruction, then you're more advantaged than you thought you were. Air is life. Air sustains. Air is the premise for a future we hope for.

Thank God for AIR.


Have a AIRy day!


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Monday, 12 June 2017

Whop! Whop!! Birthday Rants?


I remember crying at the early hours of her birthday. Not because I remembered the pains she bore until her death (that always tears me up) but because I really did miss her.

Swiping back and forth the pictures, paying more attention to the picture of the pink ankara dress she made for me, that I found soothing. We were standing side by side, smiling. Life seemed promising.

I didn't mourn for too long, I channeled the energy to celebrating her life instead. I dodged the bullet.
I was good. I was fine. I was editing a life project, critically analyzing life in between. "Puff of air, puff of air..." The only thought that resonated.

Amidst the hustle and tussle, nobody will get out alive? Mtcheecheeew, I involuntarily made an outstretched hiss.

The next day came, it was a long day. From trying to make a little money earlier in the day, on to attending church proper and then the meeting thereafter. I was fatigued.

I soon returned home, unwinding through social media. I ought to have been sleeping, but sleep wouldn't come. "Let me read a book'', I thought to myself. I couldn't express any emotion. And I didn't like to feel that way. It made me seem inhuman.

I open Toke Makinwa's "On Becoming". I had read it in the past. It seemed like entertainment to me. Maybe because it was trending. But this time was different.

Word for word, line by line, the first four chapters sunk. Alas! I was beginning to stir up an emotion. "This is pain in black and white,'' I pondered. An amplified version of pain.

How could one watch mother and father burn beyond recognition, lose the two house helps, graduate to losing a sister, not to mention the possession that was cremated and still look glam on Instagram? "Nawa o, people dey!'' I soliloquized.

I heaved a deep sigh of relief, thanked God for everything and continued with my book. But this time, another book.

#Miss you Mum #Love you Mum #I Choose To Celebrate Your Life Instead

Happy Birthday Mother! #LemonToLemonade #June10 #JuneBaby #JuneBehaviour