What’s on your dashboard?

Category: Uncategorized Comments: 2 comments

your dashboard

I was driving over the past weekend and my dashboard lights came on showing ‘Low Tyre pressure.’ I am able to drive several miles with the warning light on until I get to a vulcanizer. Usually, when I get to one, they have to gauge all the tyres to discover which exact one is low on pressure. Depending on how low the pressure is, they either pump the tyre or try to figure out why and fix same. On Saturday, they found a long nail in one of my rear tyres and then they fixed it.

As I thought about the low tyre pressure warning, I realised we all get those warnings as we journey through life. If we attend to them quickly, we can avoid the ‘flat’ tyre and all the inconvenience and sometimes embarrassment that comes with it...

Read More

Choose to enjoy your transition…

Category: Uncategorized Comments: 3 comments

life seasons

Some of you are experiencing an extremely dampened pace in your lives right now, and it may be an uncomfortable, even painful switch from the life you’re used to. I am not sure what it is for you, maybe God has led you into a place you thought would be booming with fruitfulness…only instead of what you expected, now your steps have ground to a near halt. If you are one of those people who has always had things plain easy and now have to deal with a slow season, it’s plain difficult to stay stable in the face of a slow transition. The year just crossed into the second half and you cannot seem to find God in your circumstance. Instead you are burdened by the apparent time lapse in the delivery of your blessings...

Read More

Want a better credit score? Pay your ‘router bill.’

Category: Daily Inspiration Comments: 11 comments

Excellent Credit Score

A friend shared a story with me. She recently completed her graduate studies in the U. S and upon graduation moved out of her apartment. She was supposed to return a router to the cable company so she called them several times to pick up but they never did whilst she was there. She left the country but returned after a while to work and life appeared to be just great.  Some years later, she wanted to apply for a credit card that offered better terms than the one she had and then she noticed that she was being charged for the router still although she was completely unaware. Those unpaid charges for the router had been accumulating on her credit record leaving her with a low credit score.

Guess what? She was upset. After all she had called them to come pick up and they never did...

Read More

Alero

Category: Uncategorized Comments: 15 comments

Alero

It was the end of her fellowship and Alero smiled as she unpacked her gifts. Uncle Lawrence, her godfather, definitely knew how to surprise her. She got a new Macbook, she remembered mentioning needing a new one once in a conversation. She also got a lovely selfie stick and a note saying ‘go see the world’ and a cruise ticket for a Transatlantic cruise over the summer break. She was so thrilled by his generosity but more by his thoughtfulness.

Uncle Lawrence. Together they shared a special bond which only grew stronger as she aged, she thought.  Alero had Uncle Lawrence on speed dial, from Facebook to Twitter, Twitter to Skype, His PA knew that Alero’s calls were not to be ignored and their relationship made Uncle Lawrence the savvy tech guy amongst his peers...

Read More

Rest!!!

Category: Daily Inspiration Comments: 3 comments

Find rest my soul

A friend spoke to me about how she was feeling yesterday. She had prayed, fasted and trusted God and it seemed nothing was happening. God gave me a word for her and I am sharing it with everyone who may feel like her right now.

I have been studying the story of Genesis and the story of Joseph stuck with me. He suffered pain many times; rejection when his brothers sold him into slavery and the arduous journey to Egypt for starters. Then he found peace at the home of the Potiphar’s but only for a while. He obeyed God and chose not to have an affair with Mrs. Potiphar and instead of that to bring him rest, it sent Him to prison.

Hmm… but the bible says that the presence of God was with Joseph and he prospered. He was a slave in Egypt, from being a favored son, and yet he prospered...

Read More

Letter to Hauwa…

Category: Blog Comments: 6 comments

Gods waiting room

My dear Hauwa,

I think this is a good time to share with you how I’m learning to wait on the Lord. I trust that it will help you as you journey through 2016.

As a single adult waiting on God for a mate amongst other things, I certainly have learned what it means to wait and for this reason  Isaiah 40:31 rings true, especially for me; “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”

I used to dread waiting but God has shown me that waiting can be a good thing...

Read More

Embrace Change

Category: Daily Inspiration Comments: 6 comments

Embrace Change 1

Happy New Year!!! Welcome to my blog. Thank you all for reading , commenting and sharing my life’s lessons. I’m always so glad to know they bless you in spite of me. In 2016, by God’s grace we will update more regularly and make some changes so watch out!

I have an adorable cousin who has a lovely mane in every sense of the word. She has a rich fulllllll head of hair. Those types that you absolutely admire which more often than not give the owners pure grief at the thought of taking out braids or having the hair made. She would cry at the pain and your heart would almost break. She’s had this hair challenge since she was a child and people like her are the reason I think relaxers were introduced for women of color. I tell you! We shall call her Vi...

Read More

#WarRoom

Category: Uncategorized Comments: 7 comments

The War Room

Hello everyone.

#Spoiler Alert. I hate to be a movie spoiler but I’m sharing a few lessons from the WarRoom movie. I am also writing this so I can read it again and again and also in the hope that it would encourage someone.

  • Prayer is about relating with God and it is not a chore but it helps if we document our relationship. Create a prayer room like the bible encourages (something about a dedicated space and a journal) that makes prayer and meditation a commitment. I am learning to go back to deliberate date nights with God, hearing Him, speaking back to Him and tracking my requests so I can ‘LOUD IT’ when He comes through.

the war room 1

  • The gospel is an impact message and I don’t require a title to share it. Everywhere I am/go is a pulpit. It was amazing how Ms...
Read More

One BIG Lesson

Category: Uncategorized Comments: 4 comments

POST

2015 was a year of so many lessons. I would like to share one BIG lesson that was reiterated in my life this year; but first, a background story.

Mr. Robin had an excited little dog, Chloe. She wore her leash and was left around the yard to play. After a while, she started circling a tree, getting herself encumbered. Mr. Robin told her to stop, as she needed to retrace her steps in order to disentangle herself; he knew because he could see the entire picture. Chloe, however, probably felt it was a game or that she was fine all by herself (you know that independent place). After all, there was still more room along the leash, she must have thought. She continued circling the tree until she was totally roped in and almost choking. Only then did she begin whimpering and crying out for help...

Read More

Tomorrow

Category: Blog Comments: 7 comments

tomorrow

It was October 5 2015, as I drove to work that day; I tuned my radio to listen to Smooth 98.1’s 7:30 am ‘Freshly Pressed.’ It turned out that it was World Teachers Day. The presenters took time to appreciate their fondest teachers and encouraged everyone to do same; very nostalgic memories that program turned up.

I realized then that I wanted to say thank you to my after school Common Entrance tutor. The first memory of inspiration to really stretch my mental capacity, outside of my parents and immediate family, came from him and taking those lessons. Over the years, however, I had never gotten to thank him...

Read More

Jerusalem to Antioch

Category: Daily Inspiration Comments: 5 comments

jerusalem to antioch

I remember a cousin from way back; she wanted to study medicine and got admitted to study microbiology. She was unable to switch courses after the first year so she finished her first degree. She was exceptional and graduated top of her class and there were conversations around getting an M.Sc. and building a career there. But it burned in her heart that she was called to become a doctor so she went back to school to study medicine and went on to become a consultant. She was not tempted to stop midway because she found it successful. Rather, against all odds, and in spite of how much longer it would cost her in school, she forged ahead in pursuit of her dream.

There is a similar story in the book of Acts...

Read More

The Elijah Reaction

Category: Daily Inspiration Comments: 7 comments

elijah reaction 1

So Jezebel sent a message to Elijah. She said, “You can be sure that I will kill you, just as I killed the other prophets. I’ll do it by this time tomorrow.” – 1 Kings 19:2a

On the top of Mount Carmel, God sent fire to burn up the soaking wet sacrifice and the altar on which it was placed and Elijah killed the 300 prophets of Baal, thus God proved to everyone in Israel that He was the one true, living God. All the people watching fell to their knees and shouted praises to God. Jezebel was not on Mount Carmel to witness what God did, but her husband, King Ahab, told her everything that happened. This infuriated Jezebel, so she sent a message to Elijah. She said, “You can be sure that I will kill you, just as I killed the other prophets. I’ll do it by this time tomorrow.”

For over three year...

Read More

Anointing for excellence!

Category: Daily Inspiration Comments: One comment

Bezalel and Oholiab

The Lord said to Moses, “See, I have chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, and I have filled him with the spirit of God, with skill, ability and knowledge in all kinds of crafts– to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver, and bronze, to cut and set stones, to work in wood, and to engage in all kinds of craftsmanship.  Moreover, I have appointed Oholiab son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan to help him.  Also I have given skill to all the craftsmen to make everything I have commanded you.”Exodus 31:1-6

At the time this scripture was written, Israel in its entirety had come to acknowledge the office of priesthood and the anointing of God upon the lives of Moses, Aaron, Miriam, and even Joshua...

Read More

Mercy over Judgment

Category: Blog Comments: 3 comments

Mercy Over Judgment

On my route to and from work every day, I have to commute via a toll plaza. The way the plaza is set up, there is an e-tag lane for prepaid clients who have a tag affixed to their windshields and ensures a much faster drive through an express lane. That’s the fastest lane. The next option for prepaid users is to join the next lane, the scanner still reads off the windshield but drivers can also physically swipe their cards at the card reader, so it is more convenient than cash payments but slower relative to the express lane and then there are several cash lanes.

One thing I find very distasteful is motorists who bypass traffic by waiting until the last possible moment before merging with the queue, a situation which we often refer to as ‘cutting’ or in Nigerian parlance ‘shunting...

Read More

The Push Start Button!

Category: Daily Inspiration Comments: 4 comments

push start

If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?” Psalm 11:3

Sometime ago, I drove a car with a push start ignition for the first time, and yes it was a really cool drive (I can already imagine you laughing). I was at my uncle’s and he asked me to help fill his gas tank. He handed me the key; the car in question is one of those really huge jeeps. I really felt like ‘dodging’ (I don’t enjoy driving very much, and driving big vehicles scare me), but I couldn’t. Besides, he said ‘please’ so many times that I had no choice but to accede to his request. So I had my cousin tag along and we drove to the station, having a really nice time gisting and playing music on the way...

Read More

The Bus Driver

Category: Daily Inspiration Comments: 4 comments

bus driver 1

Yesterday I remembered a story Pastor Poju once shared. My big sister, Salt, shared the CD with me in January 2014, and yesterday God brought it to my memory. Since it has been on my spirit all day, I decided to share it today.

The Bus Driver!

One morning, an old experienced man who had lived in the same neighborhood for a long time and commuted daily via bus on the same route made his way to the bus stop and waited for the bus. Not too long afterwards, he was joined by a little boy. The boy got to the bust stop and walked a little farther down and stood. He was obviously also waiting for the same bus as the old man.

The Old Man was a good man and he called out to the young boy...

Read More

LOUD IT: Triple for my Troubles!

Category: Daily Inspiration Comments: 15 comments

triple 1

Today,  in the LOUD IT series, I’m sharing my sistafriend Adaeze’s testimony. If you missed the previous posts, please check them out here. Faith in the Faithfulness of God, He turned it, and Transformation Agenda.

“Growing up as an only daughter with three brothers, I was somewhat spoilt. My parents and brothers doted on me and my perception of life was simple. My adult life started great as well. I was a fun spirited young woman who had everything going well for her; got a great job within 3 months or so of completing the mandatory youth service in a choice bank, and just had things falling step by step into place based on the picture I had drawn for myself. I’m sure you know that place where everything just feels picture perfect...

Read More

LOUD IT: He turned it

Category: Blog Comments: 9 comments

turned it

This is the third testimony in the LOUD IT series. If you missed the previous posts, see them here.  Transformation Agenda and Faith in the Faithfulness of God.

I am dedicating today’s testimony to Hammed Ajiboye my friend. He loved the LOUD IT series especially and was encouraged by it until God called him home a few days ago.  Hammed, I wish you were here to read this and do all those great things you dreamed but I am assured you are FREE. You are with the Lord now. Rest on friend.

“My name is Kome.

This is my story.

I didn’t really think anything was wrong with me until 1993. I had just turned 10 and then I started falling seriously sick, and frequently so...

Read More

LOUD IT: Faith in the Faithfulness of God

Category: Uncategorized Comments: 39 comments

Faithfulness.jpg 1

I had just joined the choir and was still a little lost in the crowd. We had finished choral recitals that day when some lady stood up and wanted to make an announcement. With a shy smile, she said, ‘Today makes it 1000 days since I’ve been married to my best friend and lover…and she had many more accolades to shower on her husband who was also a member of the choir. As per romantic, I was very moved; somehow down the line we became friends, and then family.

First thing I noticed about them was that they were friends constantly struggling to outlove each other. For example, one could organize a surprise for the other and end up being surprised instead. More so, they had such a marvelous heart for God and loved kids.  It was easy to love and be inspired by them...

Read More

LOUD IT : Transformation Agenda

Category: Blog Comments: 4 comments

transformation 1

Welcome to the second half of the year. I apologize for my silence for most of the first half. Forgive me. I’m back now.

I feel God inspiring me to share testimonies this month, to amplify the workings of God around me. I feel some of us are getting weary of believing, and I am sharing a few testimonies to show that God Can!!! I think we may not be telling the stories of what God does in our lives enough, so the theme is ‘LOUD IT’.

The biggest testimony I have ever heard or seen is one about the miracle of transformation of a man by the Spirit. God expects that, when we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, we are radically changed.

Therefore if any person is [ingrafted] in Christ (the Messiah) he is a new creation (a new creature altogether); the old [previous moral and spirit...

Read More