Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Yes!! time finally...it feels as if right after i got back from mexico..the pace of my life picked up like crazy. As in, I havent even had time to wash my hair(is that TMI?)
the only reason i can do this now is cos i got out of class early tonight yipee!!!

so much to say, so little time...Mexico was off the hizzy fo shizzy, God showed up like only He could. I will put up pics later, when i get settled.

right now, i will continue the matt 5,6,7 message bible series

This is matt 5:13-16

Let me tell you why you are here. You're here to be salt-seasoning that brings out the God-flavors of this earth. If you lose your saltiness, how will people taste godliness? You've lost your usefulness and will end up in the garbage
Here's another way to put it: You're here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We're going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don't think I'm going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I'm putting you on a light stand. Now that I've put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you'll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven.

*P.S Simeon thank you for my award..i will do a speechy later when i have more time :)

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

I hope you Dance....

That’s the title of one very amazing song by Lee Ann Womack (yes,I like country music). YouTube it..its worth the effort. I heard the song and it got me thinking about fear and how it cripples a lot of people(me included)

Countless times I have killed my expectations, telling myself maybe God doesn’t want me to have it when in reality I am really afraid to keep believing. Bishop made a statement on Sunday that cracked me up but the truth in it was really hard to ignore. He was talking about how you meet a 35 yr old single woman and she says “I don’t think I am called to be married” and he goes “I bet you she did not say that when she was 20”. LOLL!!!

How many times have you given up on a dream because it did not happen when you expected it?

Its funny how I am writing about fear and the butterflies in my tummy are doing summersaults..lol. It’s as if they are mocking me :(

I am scared because things are changing rapidly around me and I feel like I don’t have time to catch my breath.
I am also terrified because I do not know what to expect in MX this weekend. I am just believing that God is going to show up in a crazy way!!!

Anyhoo, I have to rush to class now. (I really hope this post made sense cos I seriously did not have time to edit)

For the vision is yet for an appointed time,
but at the end it shall speak, and not lie:
though it tarry, wait for it;
because it will surely come, it will not tarry.
( does anyone else see how it says though it tarry but then says it shall not tarry?)

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Blessing in the Storm

Apparently there is a storm headed my way..well actually south Texas, it’s been raining all day for 2 days now. As a result, Mexico got postponed which is such a blessing because I am currently sick as a dog. I don’t know how I would have made it if we were still scheduled to leave tonight.
My pastor ( yea the same one from last week) said something that has been stuck with me ever since. He was talking about relationships/friendships, his exact words were “You are in your twenties; you don’t have time for surface relationships anymore” he went on to say that any relationship in which we are afraid to be who we really are has to go, as in deuces, au revoir, bye-bye, peace out!!!
I spent a lot of time yesterday talking to someone about my fear and feelings (which is a first for me) and it felt liberating. I know you are going to read this so I’m saying thanks for being in my life and thank you for my 1 year rule..I don’t know if I’ll follow it sha but anyhooo
I became a huge fan of The Message bible when I read Matthew 5,6,7 in it. I figured I’d post it up here in sections instead of the verse of the day. First up, Matthew 5:3-12 a.k.a The beatitudes.
3"You're blessed when you're at the end of your rope. With less of you there is more of God and his rule.
4"You're blessed when you feel you've lost what is most dear to you. Only then can you be embraced by the One most dear to you.
5"You're blessed when you're content with just who you are—no more, no less. That's the moment you find yourselves proud owners of everything that can't be bought.
6"You're blessed when you've worked up a good appetite for God. He's food and drink in the best meal you'll ever eat.
7"You're blessed when you care. At the moment of being 'care-full,' you find yourselves cared for.
8"You're blessed when you get your inside world—your mind and heart—put right. Then you can see God in the outside world.
9"You're blessed when you can show people how to cooperate instead of compete or fight. That's when you discover who you really are, and your place in God's family.
10"You're blessed when your commitment to God provokes persecution. The persecution drives you even deeper into God's kingdom.
11-12"Not only that—count yourselves blessed every time people put you down or throw you out or speak lies about you to discredit me. What it means is that the truth is too close for comfort and they are uncomfortable. You can be glad when that happens—give a cheer, even!—for though they don't like it, I do! And all heaven applauds. And know that you are in good company. My prophets and witnesses have always gotten into this kind of trouble.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Its all about Capacity

I honestly believe T.D Jakes is one of the greatest preachers of our time. Today’s service was just awesome. I personally marvel at his ability to take a bible verse/story that I’ve heard so many times and make me see something new. We read the story of the Israelites and manna.
The focus was on Exodus 16:17&18
Then the children of Israel did so and gathered, some more, some less.
So when they measured it by omers,
he who gathered much had nothing left over,
and he who gathered little had no lack.
Every man had gathered according to each one’s need

The point of the story was that everyone had their need met. If it took six loaves of manna to satisfy a man, then six is what he got. If it took half a loaf then half is what he got. God does not overstuff us with his provisions. He gives you just as much as you need to be satisfied.

So the question is how hungry are you? What will it take to satisfy you? Are you a half loafer or a six loafer?

This means that when next I see someone with six loaves, I don't need to get envious or jealous because I only have half a loaf, I need to get HUNGRY!

So today, I vow to increase my capacity and get hungry. I intend to stop limiting God and realize that He is bigger than anything I can ever think or imagine.

* P.S This probably my last post before Mexico, this weekend. Please pray that everything goes well and also for the people we will be ministering to.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

I am a superwoman

I am a superwoman.
Yes I am
Yes she is
Even when I’m a mess
I still put on a vest
With an S on my chest
Oh yes
I’m a Superwoman

I heard that song on the radio, this weekend and I could not stop thinking about how true it is. No matter what it is we are going through, life goes on. The world does not stop because I am depressed or lonely or broke. I still have to fulfill my daily obligations. How annoying is that?

Man, church on Friday was awesome. My pastor always says “someone is going to be delivered tonight” whenever he really gets into the word. I think last Friday was my day of deliverance. I have to do a whole post on that sermon real soon. The best part of the sermon was when he said that we, as young adults need to be delivered from the false believe that we will ever get to a place in our life where everything will be just perfect. The reason why Paul says in the New Testament that we will be seated in heavenly places with our Father is because we don’t get to take a seat on earth…our Christian walk is meant to be a continuous process/journey to get to our destination so it’s supposed to be full of ups and downs.

In other news, I went to my first traditional wedding where I was a “friend of the bride” we even had aso ebi and alla that. My nigeiranness was seriously challenged. First I got the gele and I was like err what am I supposed to do with it? Thank God for one lady that helped me tie it. The other part was when we had to dance as the bride was coming out, I donno how to dance so I just looked awkward in the line as everybody else was dancing.

Here is a picture of my gele..i haven’t decided if I am going to be an anonymous blogger yet so I will take the pic down after a while( wateva, Jaycee)

This week marks the beginning of the fall TV season. wohooo!!(See my life?)
A wise man fears and departs from evil,
But a fool rages and is self-confident.
Prov 14:16