Sunday, 25 March 2007

Living: beyond the Limits!!!

Limit v, n
(1) To place a limit on, to restrict, to curb, to check, to keep within bounds, to restrain, to confine

(2) The maximum capacity or measure that can be attained

(Pocket Oxford Dictionary)

Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes. Isaiah 54:2 (NIV)

This is the theme that my pastor is focusing his messages on this season so I thought to share something along these lines. This word has really been eye opening for me especially in a season where I am going through a lot of personal change. I now see that it is all a part of God pushing me to live beyond the limits that I had previously been confined to.

I love the definition of the word restrain..we cannot live outside the limits that we have allowed to be imposed in our lives. I always like to think in terms of speed limits. Speed limits are for our protection but even if there were no speed limits, you cannot drive your car faster than the capacity of the car's engine. So also, our lives cannot be more effective than our ability to increase our capacity in the different areas we need to be successful.

There are many limitations out there..the 'system', your gender, your colour, your lack of education, your past, even ignorance can be a each of us are unique so also are the limits that we have to face.

To live beyond the limits is to think outside the box, this might make you unpopular but will definitely allow you to leave your own unique mark on this earth. We call people successful because they dared to be different and question the status quo. This is not easy but it is very possible and we need to depend on the wisdom of God and be willing to be streeeeeeeeeetched!
Stretched beyond our comfort zones, stretched beyond the bondage to the familiar (This is the way we have always done it mantra!)

My question(s) to you today is..Are you living at your highest gift and calling or are you allowing limitations to hinder your effectiveness? What do you need today to get to where you want to be in the next 10 years? How are you going to get it/them/there? What is 1 thing you will commit yourself to do in order to increase your capacity today/this week/this month?

I am not preaching at you because I need to do this as well so I am putting it down so I can see it all the time as a reminder. One thing I will do this week is to increase my knowledge in a certain area of my research by asking for help from someone who is an expert in the field rather than depending on my own limited knowledge so I can have more time to focus on the main issues of my research as opposed to spending time trying to do it on my own.

What about you?

Have a blessed week.

Saturday, 24 March 2007

A word of encouragement

Proverbs 24:10 If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small.

Honestly, I had never seen this Scripture as a true 'encouraging' word until today when I was meditating on something I had read in a book. Most of the time, we look at our problems, the issues that we face..praying that either they disappear or at the very least become smaller.

I got a rhema from that verse today, that rather than focusing on the trial, I should ask God to give me more strength. Adversity must surely come. Jesus told us.."in this world, you shall have tribulations and trials, but be of good cheer for I have overcome the world" John 16:33

Just as no one would ask a baby to carry a bucket of water or a heavy load, the trials that we face have come our way because our Father knows that we have what it takes to carry it (1st Corinthians 10:13) and even when we feel we don't, He has promised to bear the burdens with us. Today's trials enable me to develop my spiritual 'muscles' for tomorrow's battles.

So pray with me for more strength, more grace and more endurance. It shall surely be well with you in Jesus name.

Dear Lord,

Sometimes I feel like I am fighting battles on all sides. Some days, it seems too much and I just want to throw in the towel and give up. I have so many scars from the battles I have fought and I am so tired but I remember your word that "even the youths will become exhausted and the young men will give up...but those who wait on You will renew their strength, we will run and not grow weary, we will walk and will not faint" (Isiah 40:30-31, NLT). So I am waiting on You, your presence and your Word are renewing my strength. I draw on your wisdom and your grace which is more than sufficient to see me through. I know that if you have brought me to this, You will see me through it. So I am picking up my armour again and holding unto You until my change comes. Thank you Lord because I know You will never leave or forsake me. I pray this for me and for others who are feeling discouraged right now, please Lord reach out to them as you always do to me. I love You so, so much.

Keeping it real as always,

Your homegirl.

Hmm.. i feel so much better already. Isn't God great.

Remain blessed.


I love you

I was going through an old journal and found this poem I read in a book and found so beautiful that I decided to write down in my journal on the 30th of December 2000 ( I can't believe it, over 6 years ago!!). Reading my journal brings back so many memories..but FOCUS!!! Yeah, back to what I was saying. I thought I should share the poem with everyone.


I love you
Not only for what you are
But for what I am
When I am with you
I love you
Not only for what
You have made of yourself
But for what
You are making me

I love you
For the part of me
That you bring out
I love you
For putting your hand
Into my heaped up heart
And passing over
All the foolish, weak things
That you can't help
Dimly seeing there
And for drawing out
Into the light
All the beautiful belongings
That no on else had looked
Quite far enough to find

I love you because you
Are helping me to make
Of the lumber of my life
Not a tavern
But a temple
Out of the works
Of my everyday
Not a reproach
But a song
I love you

Author unknown.

What do you think about it? I think the beauty of love, that we receive from God and the people He has placed in our lives is that they love us not only for our strengths BUT IN SPITE OF our weaknesses.

Have a blessed weekend.



There are so many things going through my mind. Hope I can follow one path far enough to write something that makes some sort of sense.

For a while now, I have been doing a self evaluation, a kinda getting to know myself. Assessing my strengths and weaknesses, assessing the vision for my life and my goals. I think it's funny in a way..'getting to know myself' but I think it is something important I need to do because if I don't know who I can I assess what I want?

In all this meditation, reflection and reading, I am discovering things about myself. Not that I didn't already know them, but things I had never really given any serious thought to. I have always been a shy person (my family might disagree) but I am quite reserved when I get into a new environment. In class, I am the girl who sits at the back, muttering the right answers to the questions under her breath but can't pick up the courage to actually say it out loud. A friend told me that this was the first thing he noticed about me so he liked to sit next to me so that he could hear what I was saying and convey the 'message' on to the teacher and take the glory!!

In and of itself being quiet, shy or reserved is not bad but as I pressed deeper beyond my actions to the reasons for my actions..I have discovered that most of the time I don't make a contribution because I am worried about getting it wrong or making a mistake or that what I have to say is really silly!! Going deeper, I discovered that outside of family relationships..I find it difficult to be assertive. Communicating what my needs are, saying how I truly feel because as usual I am thinking for the other person; how they perceive what I might be saying, hoping they don't misunderstand what I am trying to say. So I keep quiet..but you can only hold things inside for so long and so true communication breaks down and the relationship begins to deteriorate. Also, I find it hard to say NO without feeling guilty. I think this is one of the reasons I actually started a that I could say how I feel without really thinking about what people would have to say about it!

So from today, I choose to be more assertive, to speak up and let my voice be heard. I do have something (actually lots of things to say!!!). I will speak the truth in love. I will be honest. I choose to see myself through God's eyes. Most importantly, I choose to say NO and not feel bad about it. I am growing and I am changing. I want to be more effective in all the roles I have to fulfill as a daughter, sister, friend, employee e.t.c. so this is an area that I am working on and I know change is not easy but I am willing to do it so that I can get to the next level.

What about you? Is there any thing you need to work on? There is nothing that cannot be done with God's help. He can reveal some things to you that you had hardly thought about.

Every day, we should be going from glory to glory and getting better at all we do.

Remain blessed and have a great week.


Tuesday, 20 March 2007

I cry

06/02/07 Michael Dosunmu (15)
14/02/07 Billy Cox(15)
05/03/07 Odwanye Anthony Barnes (16)
14/03/07 Kodjo Yenga(16)
17/03/07 Adam Regis (15)

The dates represent the day you left this world. The numbers in the bracket remind me that you have gone too soon. So I cry..

I cry for you because no one deserves to have their life, dreams and hopes snatched away from them without giving them the opportunity to fight.

I cry for you because of all the things that you will miss..getting a degree, a job, married, having kids and watching them grow up.

I cry for you because you were supposed to be protected, most of you were killed close to your homes..Michael how could you have seen it coming, you were asleep on your bed!!

I cry with your is an irreplaceable loss. It is a great tragedy for your son that came after you into this world to exit before you.

I cry, because it seems your deaths have become the stimulus to make us deal with a problem we had ignored for a long time. Anyway, your deaths will not be in vain.

I pray for your families..that God will enable them bear the loss, that God will reach out to them somehow. I pray that the people who did this will be caught as well.

Rest in peace.

N.B Please let us pray for our young men. These are the leaders, fathers, presidents, business owners e.t.c of tomorrow. There have been so many attacks against black men all through history. We all need to stand in the gap. It is time for a revolution.

Remain blessed


Monday, 19 March 2007



You are my confidant
You are my friend
You encourage me
You still make me meals..(interrupt..they are simply the best!!!!)
You pray for me
You cry with me
You make me laugh
You get angry with me sometimes but
You never forsake me
You love me unconditionally
You prophesy over my life daily
You challenge my thinking
You listen
You instill into me a sense of to carry myself like a queen!
You are wonderful, beautiful and gracious
You are my Mummy!!

I aint no poet but i just felt the need to write some of the characteristics of my mummy. Yes mummy because sometimes when I am with her i feel like I am 6 years old again (but in a good way!!!).

Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain but a woman who fears the Lord.. is to be praised. Prov 31:30

Mummy, i know you are going to read this so i just want to say that I love you from the bottom of my heart. I know I don't say it often enough but you are simply the best. Thank you for being my mum.

To other mum's out there, I just want to encourage you. I know it is not always easy, especially in this generation when most of you have to work as well. I encourage you to keep at it, when the going gets tough, when you are not appreciated, when you just want to SCREEEAM!!

Remember that God sees you and all that you do and are doing is a seed that you are sowing of which you shall surely reap the rewards in the mighty name of Jesus.

I celebrate all the mothers out there..kudos to you. Remember what the Good Book says..

Here am I and the children whom the LORD has given me! We are for signs and wonders in Israel From the LORD of hosts, Who dwells in Mount Zion Isiah 8:18 (NKJV)

To the expectant mothers..don't worry God will surely see you through and you don't have to compare yourselves with any 'supermoms'. God has made you the best mum for your child that there can ever be.

To those waiting on the Lord for their Isaacs, Samuels and Johns..remember that in the Bible those that had to wait on the Lord for children came to be known as the mother of the prophets. I encourage you to continue to wait on the Lord, He has not forgotten you and you will surely smile. I may not know you but I pray for you all the time.

To the single sistas.. praise God cos once u become a mom ur life is changed forever!! So enjoy your shopping trips, vacations, your job, the service you give in church. Enjoy where you are on the way to where you are going. Also, help out some moms by offering to take care of the kiddies while mummy gets some 'me' time. You are sowing a very big seed.

To the are not left out..we can't be mummies without you. God bless you. Keep on being the strong men of valour that you are.

To everyone..remain blessed and highly favoured. I hope that in my ramblings you have actually found something that will add a little something special to your day.

Take care


Tuesday, 13 March 2007


Welcome to a beautiful new week that is taking you closer achieving the dreams and destiny that God has designed for you. Actually i am not supposed to be blogging right now but i think i deserve a break (without the Kitkat of course!!). So how is everyone doing?? Hope good.

I love kids, people always ask me why..and i really don't know. I love their innocence, honesty, warmth and their ability to stand up when they fall down. I love the fact that they are flexible, ready to say their minds and the fact that no one has told them yet that they need to be afraid of anything and anyone. Yes, its sometimes kiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiids!!! instead of kids but i love them all the same.

Having said that, they bring some work along with the fun. One day (i must have been crazy!!!!) i decided to join the Children's Department in my church. I don't think my life has ever been the same since.. losing my voice every Sunday and feeling my blood pressure rise have become quite regular events but i wouldn't exchange my 7 year old class for the world and i always feel a bit sad when they celebrate their birthdays and have to go to the 8 year old class but is all about change.

Last Sunday, while moi was trying to teach the children the difference between knowing stuff ABOUT GOD and knowing GOD, decided to use myself as an example. As I haven't been teaching them very long, they don't know a lot about me as compared to their best friend, mom, dad e.t.c. Therefore they know ABOUT ME but they don't really KNOW ME. Little did I know that I would be the one doing the learning...

The dialogue was something like this....

Aunty (me) : Who can tell me something about me?
Whole class: Me, me, me!!!
Aunty: Please remember the rules, raise up your hands first if you have something to say
Most of the class raises their hands
Aunty: Ok Chad
Chad: You are tall
Aunty: Ok, Oreva
Oreva: You are pretty
Aunty: (smiling) Thank you... Daniel
Daniel: You are calm
Aunty: Ok..Mayowa
Mayowa: Aunty, you use a LOT OF MAKEUP!!!
Aunty is lost for words as the whole class erupts into laughter!!!!

Who said being a Sunday School teacher was difficult, time consuming even exasperating sometimes..they are right but i think it is worth it for some Sundays like these!!

Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it (NASB)

N.B: Actually i do not use a lot of makeup..just in case you were wondering. Have a blessed week.

Thursday, 8 March 2007

reasons to smile today


I forgot to remind y'all to smile today... i decided to write down the reasons i am smiling

1. All you excuse not to smile...that was really great weather we had this morning and afternoon..the sun was shining (Halleluyah!!!)
2. Manchester United defeated Lille yesterday to remain in the Champions League competition and we remain top of the Premiership (Go Red Devils)
3. I gave my presentation on Monte Carlo simulations today and even though to the poor dears I may have well been speaking in Igbo, at least that is over and done with!
4. I received the results for some gene sequencing in an experiment I did 2 weeks ago and they were GREAT, i'm sorry i hope i don't go over the top with all this but this is the 2nd time i had to do this experiment so i am really, really happy. My supervisor was so impressed, she keeps telling everyone about it. At least i can identify my bacteria now (what I am actually supposed to be doing instead of blogging!!)

What is making you smile now or what made you smile in the last 24 hours? Remember it and smile again!!!

Remain blessed


Why I love Jack!!

I love the series 24, honestly i LOVE the series 24 so much that sometimes it seems i am being paid to broadcast the fact. I am ashamed to admit that whilst I was on holiday last year, I watched 18 hours of a series in one go!!!! I really have it bad. Another thing is that this love is quite contagious so now my family has caught the 24 bug as well. I just finished watching season 5 on Sunday ( i know the world is in season 6 but I have been very, very busy).
I was trying to explain to someone about my devotion to the show and then I realised that it really all starts and ends with Jack Bauer. So why do I love Jack? simply because of 4 words that he asks in every season.. 'Do you trust me'?

And yes, everyone does trust Jack because they know that his word is more important to him than life itself. I know that it is just a show and it is difficult to get that level of integrity from any human being but there are 2 ways to look at this.

1) It can be my personal goal to work towards being a woman of my word so that when i ask the question 'Do you trust me?', people would not have to think twice before giving a resounding Yes.

2) It reminds me of my Heavenly Father, who asks me everyday to trust Him. It is easy to trust the Lord and sing 'Trust and obey' when everything is working well, the bills are paid, i have a job, my health, my stocks and bonds but it is only now I am truly learning to trust Him.

I am in a place where everything has been turned upside down in my life. It's amazing how a single event can occur and make you wonder and question what you truly believe. Faith is different from trust, faith says I know my God can do it, trust says 'Even if He doesn't deliver me from the fiery furnace, I know that my Redeemer liveth'. I am learning to trust God every single day.. trust that He knows what is best for me, trust that even though bad things have happened, something good and great is coming out of this, trust that even though sometimes He is silent, He is there because He has promised never to leave me nor forsake me.

So why do I love Jack?... because I see in him as a shadow, the reality of the One in whom when I trust can never disappoint me. The One who has promised to uphold His Word that He has promised to me as He said it can never return to Him void until it has accomplished its purpose in my life. So today, I choose to look beyond the events that are happening and trust in His Word. If it is powerful to create the earth out of nothing, it shouldn't take that much to make a TESTIMONY out of my test.

Remain blessed


Wednesday, 7 March 2007

Busy, Busy, Busy

Proverbs 6:6-8 (New International Version)

Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest.

This is just a reminder for me on a busy, busy day like this to FOCUS on important things (of which blogging shouldn't really be a top priority... but i needed a break from number crunching!).

Unfortunately, that means I cannot go into the deep places of my mind and heart to gather my thoughts and put on the blog so today will be a 'recycled' edition.

For those who did not know about the puzzle I put up before, please in your spare time consider searching for the answers to these questions..

Try to answer these questions...

The first has been done for you

24 H in a D = 24 Hours in a Day
26 L of the A
7 D of the W
7 W of the W
12 S of the Z
66 B of the B
52 C in a P (WJs)
13 S in the USF
18 H on a G C3
9 B of the O T
5 T on a F
90 D in a R A
3 B M (S H T R)
32 is the T in D F at which W F
15 P in a R T
3 W on a T
100 C in a R
11 P in a F (S) T
12 M in a Y
8 T on a O
29 D in F in a L Y
27 B in the N T
365 D in a Y
13 L in a B D
52 W in a Y
9 L of a C
60 M in a H
23 P of C in the H B
64 S on a C B
9 P in S A
6 B to an O in C
1000 Y in a M
15 M on a D M C

Hope you are having a great day wherever you are. Please remember to say a prayer for me as I do for you as well.

Remain blessed.


Tuesday, 6 March 2007

..just for laughs

Hello people

Hope everyone is having a good day. My friend sent this and I decided to put it up here. Hope it adds more smiles to your day.

A store that sells husbands has just opened in New York City , where a woman may go to choose a husband. Among the instructions at the entrance is a description of how the store operates. You may visit the store ONLY ONCE!

There are six floors and the attributes of the men increase as the shopper ascends the flights. There is, however, a catch... You may choose any man from a particular floor or you may choose to go up a floor, but you cannot go back down except to exit the building!

So, a woman goes to the Husband Store to find a husband.

On the first floor the sign on the door reads: Floor 1 - These men have jobs and love the Lord.

The second floor sign reads: Floor 2 - These men have jobs, love the Lord, and love kids.

The third floor sign reads: Floor 3 - These men have jobs, love the Lord, love kids, and are extremely good looking."Wow", she thinks, but feels compelled to keep going.

She goes to the fourth floor and the sign reads: Floor 4 - These men have jobs, love the Lord, love kids, are drop-dead good looking and help with the housework. "Oh, mercy me!" she exclaims, "I can hardly stand it!"

Still, she goes to the fifth floor and the sign reads: Floor 5 - These men have jobs, love the Lord, love kids, are drop-dead gorgeous, help with the housework, and have a strong romantic streak.

She is so tempted to stay, but she goes to the sixth floor and the signreads: Floor 6 - You are visitor 4,363,012 to this floor. There are no men on this floor. This floor exists solely as proof that women are impossible to please. Thank you for shopping at the Husband Store. Watch your step as you exit the building, and have a nice day! Please send this to all men for a good laugh and to all the women who can handle the truth!

Ha ha!!! To my single sisters out there, what floor would you have stopped at??? Let me know.

Remain blessed


The Emotional Bank Account

Hello people

Like I said yesterday, I am in a place of self-evaluation. These days, I am taking a lot of time to assess relationships. I love relationships because God is all about relationships. He created us to relate to Him and to each other in the beautiful earth that He created. I think this is one reason that the enemy is out to attack relationships in all forms. These days, broken families, marriages and hearts are becoming too much of a norm and i think it is time we all looked inwards to ask ourselves and try and answer 'What is going on?' because most of the time we kid ourselves that the answer to most of our problems is 'out there'. The 'it is your fault' mentality is killing a lot of relationships and as i evaluate mine, i want to work from the inside out. Private victory precedes public victory.
Today's blog is something I learnt from the book I am currently reading, 'The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People' by Stephen Covey. It is a really great book for people who are considering changing aspects of their personal lives. The main focus is on character, achieving independence so that we can move to a higher level of living which is interdependence. I cannot do it on my own, neither can you we depend on relationships and if i have problems relating i am reducing my effectiveness.
Therefore, the emotional bank account comes in, unlike other accounts we are used to this account cannot be opened in Natwest, Barclays or First Bank. I open it with you, the person I am in a relationship with. I use the word relationship here in a very 'open' manner. It could be a family relationship or a relationship with your spouse, or your boss, or your customer but as long as there is a relationship there is an emotional bank account. This bank account is a measure of trust, the feeling of 'safeness' that I can have in you as a human being.
Each day, we have an opportunity either to make a deposit or a withdrawal but just like the regular bank continuous withdrawals without any deposits results in us going into the RED!!
We then wake up and wonder 'where has the love gone' or 'Why is all this happening', it's because we have ignored the law of balance.
So ask yourself today like I will (after analysing the results of my experiments!!!)
1. What are the key relationships in my life?
2. What does the statement of account between I and the person look like?
3. What can be done to maintain a healthy balance between both of us?

Deposits include integrity; STOP PRESS a lot of us use this word, integrity is different from honesty. My own definition of both terms are; Honesty is telling the truth about the past while integrity is telling the truth about the future. Integrity means if i tell you i will do something, I do all that is in my power to make sure that I do it and if i can't I get back to you with an explanation of why I couldn't. A lot of people underestimate the power of integrity as a deposit. Other deposits are courtesy, acts of kindness, listening e.t.c. Another point to note is that as we are all different what constitutes an effective deposit to you might not be a big deposit to the other person therefore we must learn about what the other person's needs are (more on that later if I can get time to discuss 'love languages'!).

There will be withdrawals, life is not a bed of roses, hard times do come, we are fallible and we make mistakes BUT if you have prepared a good, strong foundation when the storms of life come, you will remain standing like the man who built his house on the Rock though the winds came, the house might shake but it won't break.

Gotta get back to work now (lots of number crunching and deep thinking required... goodness gracious!!!) but remain blessed and highly favoured.

Put a big smile on your face today, just because Jesus loves you and because He is smiling right back.


Monday, 5 March 2007

..a new week

Hi there,

Just wanted to write a few lines before delving deep into my work. A new week has begun, so much to do but first just pause, breathe and thank God for just being here and Him looking out for you. These days so many things have been going through my mind but i know that in the midst of the storm, my God is there with me, watching out for me and i just always thank Him for not giving up on me and His Presence being with me.
This week, i need to try and 'sort a lot of stuff' out. I feel like i am at a pivotal point in my life, rebuilding foundations, assessing my paradigms and belief systems, knowing who I am and what I stand for, defining my purpose (yes this sister has a lot going on!!!!!) but i am taking it one step at a time. I have come to realise that sometimes in life we fill up our time with the urgent matters and neglect the important ones, what we sometimes fail to realise is that when we neglect the IMPORTANT it soon becomes URGENT. I think this blog has to become more focused on dealing with one issue at a time. If you read this blog and it helps you in any way i thank God but i write it really for me to be able to sort through the thoughts in my head.
Anyways, hope you have planned your week (oops i haven't really but will get down to it!). Have a blessed day today and please SMILE.

Thursday, 1 March 2007 amazing

I just love this song, i don't know why. Luther is definetely the best!!!

Luther Vandross - So Amazing

Love has truly been good to me
Not even one sad day
Or minute have I had since you've come my way
I hope you know I'd gladly go
Anywhere you'd take me
It's so amazing to be loved
I'd follow you to the moon in the sky above
Ooh...ooh...ooh...ooh...ooh...ooh...ooh...ooh...I'd go
Got to tell you how you thrill me
I'm happy as I can be
You have come and it's changed my whole world
Bye-bye sadness, hello mellow
What a wonderful day
It's so amazing to be loved
I'd follow you to the moon in the sky above
Ooh...ooh...ooh...ooh...ooh...ooh...ooh...ooh...I'd go

And it's so amazing, amazing
I could stay forever, forever
Here in love and no, leave you never
'Cause we've got amazing love
Truly it's so amazing, amazing
Love brought us together, together
I will leave you never and never
I guess we've got amazing love
Ooh, so amazing and I've been wondering
For a love like you
It's so amazing to be loved
I'd follow you to the moon in the sky above
Oh, and it's so, it's so
It's so amazing to be loved
I'd follow you to the moon in the sky above
And you know, it's so
It's so amazing to be loved
I'd follow you to the moon in the sky above's so
It's so amazing to be loved
I'd follow you to the moon in the sky above's so
It's so amazing to be loved
I'd follow you to the moon in the sky above


Hi there,

Today is all about being thankful. Thank you, thank you, thank you Lord.

Thank you for my mind, i am sane, able to think for myself and make rational decisions.
Thank you for my body, i aint no Halle Berry but you have made me beautiful both inside and out.
Thank you because I can walk by myself, talk by myself, run to catch the bus. I can breathe, eat, sing and even cry.
Thank you because I have a family who loves me even when I am not perfect.
Thank you for my friends, the true ones who stick with me through thick and thin.
Thank you for my pastor, who stretches me until I become the best that I can be.
Thank you for my job, it puts food on my table and clothes on my back.
Thank you cos i have ten fingers and ten toes, when i hurt my big toe, i kinda knew how important it was to my overall well being.
Thank you for Jesus, salvation was free for me but not for you because You had to watch your only Son die because of me.
Thank you for today, i know i have messed up big time but as I rise to embrace the day I am reminded of your words that 'Your mercies are renewed every morning, great is your faithfulness' so I know that I can make a fresh start.
Thank you for London Underground and the Silverlink, i know the trains don't always run on schedule but at least I finally make it to where I am going.
Thank you for being my Rock and Refuge, being someone and also somewhere I can go when life seems to be too much to handle.
Thank you for even the disappointments, heartbreak and pain that You have allowed. I know sometimes it has been of my own doing but even when I don't understand, i feel your love more when i know i truly don't deserve it.

There are so many other things that I am grateful to you for. I am sorry for being so into myself and having a pity party sometimes. When I look back over my life i know i can truly say that 'The Lord has been good and gracious', my shield and defence, my strong Tower. You have done so much for me. Thank you.

In difficult moments of our lives, it is important we look and start thanking God for the things that are actually working. Even when all seems lost, remember it is only those who are alive that can still fight to get to a better place, so start with that. Let today be a 'Thank you Lord' day and let me know if it makes you feel any better.

Remain blessed and have a great day