Sunday, 28 September 2008

The heart of a worshipper...

beats for God, is totally enamoured with God, is at home in His presence, is secure in the love of God. The heart of a worshipper can afford to be naked before God, knowing that even when it is not perfect, it is held by the perfect love of God.

I had an interesting worship experience in church this morning. God said "Believer, learn to be a worshipper, learn to press into my presence, learn to leave all your troubles on the outside and come to a place in Me, a place where you know that I am the One, that One who makes your crooked places straight, the One who is doing a new thing in your life, the One who is your testimony, the One who is your strength, the One who has anointed you to excel, to rise above circumstances. You can't come into this place and leave the same, you come out refreshed, you come out rejoicing, you come out with your faith increased knowing that no matter what the enemy throws your way, it's never over for you before God says so".

So go into this week making a conscious decision, conscious because it's not going to be easy, to worship God. I don't mean playing slow songs in your car or on your Ipod but even pressing beyond that to live acknowledging that Igwe is number one and He is worth everything, you may cry, you may roll on the floor, you may jump up and down or you may just sit in total silence as you ponder on the wonder that is God.

He is
the pillar that holds me secure in a world of changing circumstances
the One who can never lie
the same yesterday, today and forever
the Love of my life, the love of my life, the love of my life
my righteousness, my Healer, my King
my God
my mighty rock
my light, the lifter up of my head
my covenant keeping God

Be magnified Baba
Be glorified
Be honoured
Be praised
This is a token of praise, this is nothing for my heart is full but my words have failed me. Look into my heart O Lord.

I pray that this week you realise the One who you are in love with. There is no one like Him, talk to Him, tell Him what is on your mind, listen and He will speak to you. If He seems quiet, trust the silence that even in silence God is working. A seed does not talk when it is dying in the ground before it germinates, it just shows up, so don't worry if it seems nothing is happening. God is working behind the scenes of your life and you will show up at the right time, in God's time, not man's time.

Remain blessed. 2008 remains our year of UNCOMMON TESTIMONIES. We have been EMPOWERED TO PROSPER.

Friday, 26 September 2008

So I'm an honest blogger!


Hi everyone

Thanks for your wonderful comments and prayers for my birthday. I've stepped into a new season and I'm really taking time to read the words on this blog and do my best to live by them. I really want to be an honest blogger, I think to help me on this journey, the one, the only FAVOURED GIRL has nominated me as a certified honest blogger! Thanks girl.

My acceptance speech;

Cough,cough...I would like to thank YOU all for taking the time to read my blog, for being my home away from home because home is where the heart is, for praying for and with me, for taking the time (your most precious asset) and sharing it with me. To those who blog and to those who don't, God bless and keep you and continuously cause His face to shine upon you. I truly love you all. Remain blessed and highly favoured.

Here are the rules of the award:
1. When you receive the prize you must write a post showing it, together with the name of who has given it to you, and link them back
2. Choose a minimum of 7 blogs (or even more) that you find brilliant in their content or design.
3. Show their names and links and leave them a comment informing they were prized with an award
4. Show a picture of those who awarded you and those you give the prize (optional).
5. And then pass it on!

So I'm passing on the award to the following bloggers in no particular order:

Life of a Stranger
Remi Banjo

Please pass it on.

Remain blessed and highly favoured. 2008 continues to remain our year of UNCOMMON TESTIMONY as we have been EMPOWERED TO PROSPER. Much love to you all.

Sunday, 21 September 2008

The power of choice

Thanks for all your comments and prayers. She and the family are strong, I know the Lord is in control. I've just been reflecting on the power of choice. Like today, I woke up with the choice to be sad and depressed over some issues in my life or to be happy and thankful for the faithfulness of God in challenging times!

Truth be told, I chose the former for the first few hours of the day but after much thought, meditation and listening to Kirk Franklin's "Keep your head" a zillion times I've decided to choose to be happy! Not just happy but rejoicing, rejoicing not in circumstances but rejoicing in the Lord!

I am still here, a year older today (as well as Nyemoni, Andrea Bocelli, W.B, N.A, 30+'s brother!!)hopefully wiser and stronger. I'm an aunt to the most adorable boy in the world (Bobo, na u biko...), I have food to eat, somewhere to lay my head, people that love me and have been there for me but have been taken for granted as I pursued...In life, if we look closely, the things that are actually working for us are more than the things that aren't but because we choose to focus on the issues they become more magnified.

I think I should be more a doer of what I write than a writer! Just to encourage someone that to walk with Christ is never easy, sometimes I feel like in this walk with Jesus, He always takes me on a long path but I am encouraged that it is the right path for me, I just don't know it because I'm looking at it through my eyes.

No matter what you are going through, God sees you, He knows you and He loves you. You need to believe that He loves you. He loves you a lot, He loves you even more than a mother can and you don't mess with a mother's love. So be still and know that He is God. I never tell people not to cry when they are hurt but as the tears fall from your eyes, know that it's never over until God says it's over, it's never OVER until you WIN. And win, we will because we are overcomers.

@ayo, it is well!

Today I choose to MAGNIFY the Lord. O lord, you are very great, forgive me for looking down instead of looking up. There is no one like you, there is no one who can take your place. Almighty God, King of Kings and Lord of Lords, I worship you. Ancient of Days, all-seeing and all-knowing one, I praise you. The wonders you have done, the works of your hands are marvellous in my sight today and forever more.
Sorry for being an ungrateful servant, thank you for being ever faithful. Thank you for strength and thank you because I know that I am a winner you. Amen and amen.

Remain blessed and highly favoured. 2008 continues (whether ekwensu likes it or not!) to be our year of UNCOMMON TESTIMONIES because we have been EMPOWERED to PROSPER!

Tuesday, 16 September 2008


I spoke to my mum a few hours ago, a close friend's dad died yesterday night. She is more like a sister than a friend, when I called her she said she knew I would be in school and she didn't want me to break down in school so she sent my mum a text instead, that's how wonderful she is!

I am shocked, not because I feel that life on this side goes on forever but just amazed at how I always seem to feel that I have enough time. Enough time to forgive the people who have hurt me, enough time to do one, two, three things that I have always wanted to do, enough time to spend in dead-end relationships that sap my joy and energy. Enough time to say thank you to those people who have been used by God to be a blessing to me.

People like Papa. That's what we called him, more like Paaaaaaaaapa, always stressing the first Pa, Papa thank you for welcoming me as a member of your family, I remember all the gists and how you used to make us watch the 9'o clock news. Thank you for the indomie and biscuits you used to pack for us when we were going back to school. Thank you for being a blessing to me. I remember our last conversation, I can't believe we won't see as agreed. Sorry this thank you comes so late. I will try and always be a good sister to ****. I thought you would wait to see us grow up.

Today, please take some time to let the people you love know you love them. It may just mean saying I love you or showing them in a way you know they will appreciate. Blogfam, I love you all. Rinrin, thank you. Thank you all for your encouragement, your support, your comments and your prayers.

It's a bittersweet moment because Papa is in a better place.

Remain blessed and highly favoured. 2008 continues to remain our year of UNCOMMON TESTIMONIES as we have been EMPOWERED TO PROSPER.

Friday, 12 September 2008

Double WoW!

Hi everyone,

I trust that you are blessed and highly favoured. You are blessed not because everything is working just the way you want it to or you are where you want to be, you are blessed because.....(insert drumroll!!) you are blessed because GOD SAID SO. So believe it and that settles it. Joeseph was blessed, in his father's house, in the pit, as a slave, in prison and as a prime minister. His blessing did not start in Pharoah's palace, it had been within him all along so be encouraged. Thank you Jesus for this word. I really needed it.

Please can you take the time to visit Double WoW, that's a new mini-project, there are some questions there that I would like us to take the time to ponder on.

Remain blessed and highly favoured. 2008 continues to remain our year of UNCOMMON TESTIMONIES as we have been EMPOWERED TO PROSPER.

A little note on gratitude...
Things may not be the way you want
But no matter how bad things seem
there is always something to be grateful for
if you are reading this say thank you God
for the littlest things
today i thanked Him
for the fact that
when I wear a dress for the first time
I'm usually the first person to have worn it
because if truth be told
it hasn't always been that way
Thank you Jesus

Have a blessed week!

Thursday, 11 September 2008

starting small, FINISHING GREAT

Though thy beginning was small, yet thy latter end should greatly increase Job 8:7 (KJV)

Your future will be brighter by far than your past Job 8:7 (CEV)

Though your beginning was small, your latter end would increase abundantly Job 8:7 (NKJV)

Even though you are not much right now, you'll end up better than ever Job 8:7 (The Message)

And though you started with little, you will end up with much Job 8:7 (NLT)

Where you began will seem unimportant because your end will be so successful Job 8:7 (NCV)

Who despises the day of small things? Zec 4:10a (NIV)

Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin, to see the plumb line in Zerubbabel’s hand Zec 4:10 (NLT)

Does anyone dare despise this day of small beginnings? They'll change their tune when they see Zerubbabel setting the last stone in place! Zec 4:10 (The Message)

Those who have made fun of this day of small beginnings will celebrate when they see Zerubbabel holding this important stone. Zec 4:10 (NCV)

These verses have been in my spirit for a few days as I have been thinking about how far I am from some of the goals and targets that I feel I should have achieved. The key word being I. In some cases, I have not been diligent with the management of my time as I have not give adequate time to the truly important things or as the dear Bishop says, I have not kept the MAIN THING THE MAIN THING!

For some other things, God reminded me that the timetable that runs my life was set up by Him and not me so I should trust that even though I'm not where I think I ought to be, I'm right where He wants me to be and as long as I keep walking with Him, I'll always be where He wants me to be. The key thing is always being at the centre of His will.

Today your achievements, your skills/talents, your education, the status of your relationships, your finances, even your faith may seem small compared to where you want to be or the demands placed on you. Remember that our God is one of increase. It doesn't matter how small what is in your hands is, you have a very big God. If you walk with Him, He will take that small start and enable you to finish great!

A best selling book begins with a single word
You and I started life as a single diploid cell
A cruse of oil saved the widow and her sons from slavery
Some flour and oil saved the widow and her son from starvation

Jesus said, if you have faith like a mustard seed, (it's really tiny! about 2mm in diameter; Wikipedia)you can move mountains (fear, opposition, lack, whatever obstacle is on your way). Believer's paraphrase!

So be still and praise God because you serve a God of UNCOMMON TESTIMONIES. This message was so what I needed right now! Back to work!

Friday, 5 September 2008

The aftermath!

Hi all

Sorry for being incommunicado, thanks for all your comments, it was a wonderful conference. I couldn't attend all the meetings but the ones I did attend! Wow, I'm just taking time to digest all that I have learned, don't worry I will share all that I am learning but suffice it to say that walking in the blessing of Abraham is more than singing Abraham's blessings are mine!

Remain blessed and highly favoured. 2008 continues to remain our year of UNCOMMON TESTIMONY as we walk in the blessing of Abraham. Have a wonderful weekend.