Year: 2015

My Memory about the Loyola Sixty Angels is failing me (and I’m losing my mind).

Today is December 10. I remembered yesterday that today was December 10, but when I woke up late this morning, I was running late to my first class (as usual) so I ran out of my room and to class. (I showered and made my bed lol). So I forgot that it was December 10 today. During my second class today my friend Amber asked if I was sad because Aderike (a fellow Loyola girl) was. I wasn’t. I believed that after ten years, I wouldn’t be sad. And I wasn’t. Then this afternoon after work at 5pm, I went on Facebook. I saw several tributes to the 60 Angels, and my heart was broken. Does time really heal the wounds of grief, or do we learn to deal with the pain differently? That’s a question for another day.  Anyway, that wasn’t what hurt me the most. I am most pained because I am losing some of my memories of the sixty angels, and it’s freaking me out. I remember that there was this SS1 …

Spend More Time with Him!

Over the weekend, someone very kindly reached out to me and asked a few questions about their relationship with God. I am still very honored and I cannot believe it, but oh well, the Lord is doing great things 🙂 She asked very important questions that I believe we can all benefit from. Here is an excerpt from her email: At this point in my life, I won’t say I am still struggling because my relationship with God has become much better and I can see the impact it has had on my life, but I know it can still be much better. I want to focus more on understanding God’s Word and building a VERY solid relationship with God and I am not really sure what to do and how to do it. Sometimes when I pray, I don’t really feel anything. I pray out of routine and I don’t feel any spiritual connection but some other times, I feel something  especially when I am praying to thank Him for something. However, worship gets me. …

Open your mouth wide, and He will fill it.

  The Lord makes firm the steps     of the one who delights in him;  though he may stumble, he will not fall,     for the Lord upholds him with his hand. I was young and now I am old,     yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken     or their children begging bread. They are always generous and lend freely;     their children will be a blessing. Turn from evil and do good;     then you will dwell in the land forever. For the Lord loves the just     and will not forsake his faithful ones. Psalm 37:23-28 December has me feeling all types of ways. Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that this time last year, I was praying and praying for my grandmother to get healed of a weird disease ( her lungs were failing and she had water in her lungs and heart). I trusted God– my entire family did. But on December 5, she went to be with the Lord. I remember the moment my daddy called, I knew at once that he was bearing bad news. But I braced myself and …

Disobedience is Expensive (Story Time)

Is God asking you to do something? Is He whispering in your ears? Is He tugging at your heart? It is in your best interest to listen. When we listen to God, we open the door to supernatural encounters. Let’s talk about Abraham for a moment. God asked Abraham to sacrifice Isaac, and when Abraham complied, God was so moved that He made a covenant with Abraham. Imagine making a covenant with the King of kings and the Lord of lords. Yup, till date, the seed of Abraham is blessed. If you’re a christian, you’re a child of Abraham, and you probably want to invoke his fatherly blessings over your life because God explicitly states that Abraham’s seed is blessed forever. Similarly, whenever God gives a command, He attaches a promise that is dependent on our commitment to doing His will. In 1 Kings 17, the Lord had already asked the widow of Zarephath to prepare a meal for him for the prophet Elijah, even before the prophet met her. If she had disobeyed the …

Join me on The Struggle Bus…

Blogging, I have found, is like exercising. The more I blog, the more inspiration I find to blog about! When I get out of form, it becomes excruciating to get back into form, and the more time I spend not writing, the more difficult it becomes to actually write. But I’m grateful to God for His grace, despite all my senrenre.  As some of you may know, I have considered starting a series for my blog. Ideally, I want some form of structure, and I want to maintain consistency and increase accountability. I believe God has answered my prayer. So from now, I’m going to start an entire series focussing on sharing some of the struggles I face in my walk with God. About two weeks ago (and missing church due to traveling and weekend conferences and events), I was experiencing some form of dryness in my relationship with God. Honestly, I still did the usual things- I read my devotionals, and prayed when I felt like it. But I knew that I wasn’t giving as …

Here With You

Today I feel inspired to share a song. I am absolutely head over heels with this song, and it’s been on my heart since the first time I heard it. Please enjoy the lyrics and the power behind those words. Also, can I just say that some people have anointed voices? The person who sang this song is one of those. When I first heard this song, I was writing an article at work and absentmindedly listening to the new Hillsong album. After about one minute when this song came on, I was so moved that I had to stop writing and pay rapt attention to the song. It’s such a comforting song. When God is with us, we have heaven within us. I will never be without God because He will never leave me. As much as I want to remain a captive in God’s love, I know that no matter how far I run, He will literally always chase me down and bring me back home! If that’s not mindblowing, then I don’t know …

Leave it there!

As you go into this week, remember that the Lord is strong and mighty, and that He is able to do exceedingly above all that we can ever think or imagine. God is a good God. He is a kind God. He is a merciful God. He is a generous God. He does not deal with us according to what we deserve, neither does He deal with us by our measures. He loves us more than we can ever understand! Therefore, as we write midterms and face various difficulties in this life, we must trust God and hold on to Him. Believe in the promises of Jesus, and He shall come through for you! Press play to enjoy the music. This is a video of Lynda Randle singing the song, I chose it because I love her deep sonorous voice. Then scroll down to read the very comforting lyrics of the song. Leave it There By Charles A. Tindley (1916) If the world from you withholds all of its silver and its gold, And you have to get …

Priscilla, Open Heaven, and Fall

Hello everyone! First of all, I want to give a loving shoutout to my best friend Priscilla. She’s celebrating 2200 followers on her blog today! I’m super proud of this girl, and I know that God isn’t even started yet. She will definitely go big big places, and she will do exploits for the Kingdom of God. I know that because I am a testimony. I shared a bit of our friendship story in my post where I spoke about three friends I’ll never forget. Priscilla tops my list of what a friend should be and more (even when she does not reply my texts or pick my calls). She makes me want to be a better person. I can call on her at 3am for whatever I need. She knows all my naughty escapades. She is a friend I can take home with me- because I know she’ll neither look down on my and my family, nor judge us, nor feel out of place. She’ll fit right in, and she’ll thoroughly enjoy herself. I’m not …

What if? (Some thoughts on Houses in Banana Island, well not really, but yeah!)

What if, true to all our claims, we dropped everything at the foot of the cross? What if we really trusted God to take away all our pain, and brokenness, and insecurities? As I ate breakfast this morning, I thought about Linda Ikeji– the Nigerian blogger who has recently acquired a luxury home for upwards of $3million. On her blog yesterday, she wrote about her very humble beginnings and how she her blogging passion has made her a homeowner in one of Nigeria’s most priced neighbourhoods. That made me think about my life and sadly, my thoughts were mostly pessimistic, depressing, and sad. Yesterday I spoke with a friend who told me her MCAT scores weren’t as high as she would have liked. While trying to encourage her, I humorously reminded her that Linda Ikeji did not change her life’s passion, but doggedly followed through, and is now living a life that existed in her dreams. I mentioned that Linda Ikeji did not desert her metaphorical Medical School dreams, but followed through up till her …

Peace

I know I have not blogged in a long while, a lot has happened and I’m very grateful for where I presently am- physically, spiritual, emotionally, and mentally. For starters, I’m now in my third year of university! EEEEKKK! In August, I randomly met someone I hadn’t seen in over seven years, and mentioned that meeting me was deja vu because she read my blog so she felt like she knew how I was doing. For a second, I felt like I had lost my anonymity. I’m not a celebrity, but I found it a little weird and I felt uncomfortable, since I hadn’t seen her in seven years! Since then, I haven’t felt the desire to blog. I don’t want people to know how I’m doing or where I am. In fact, I only use Facebook- not twitter, Instagram, snapchat, like a grandma lol Notwithstanding, God has really been good to me. I don’t know why I haven’t been blogging a lot, but it’s probably honestly a reflection of how strong my spiritual life is going right …