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Behind the Scenes

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On my daily commute, I go past one of two routes depending on the time. It’s like clockwork such that sometimes without mentally committing myself, I find myself driving along the route. I am sharing this to explain how familiar this route is and how much I felt I noticed along my work trips.

Along this commute, there was a very busy intersection, an area with a few people selling early morning snacks such as dundun and akara for instance. After a while, I noticed that the area was sealed off and the road side sellers had to relocate. Guess what? I drove past there literally every day and soon became accustomed to the high solid fence erected to cordon off the area. It became normal to me not to see any activity there. Just a fence and the road.

So you can imagine how pleasantly surprise...

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LOUD IT: He turned it

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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...

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LOUD IT: Faith in the Faithfulness of God

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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...

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Make that Move!

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My uncle has motion detector light bulbs installed at his residence and the lights come on when there is movement around them. It is almost magical; as I park my car and step out, the security light just by the front door comes on and goes off soon after I make my way in, and provided there is power, the lights respond to me as I move through the house. However, I realized that if I stayed in one place without movement, even though the light had responded to my previous movement, it would go off. So I could be right underneath the motion sensitive light bulb but I would be in darkness because I stopped moving. Mid staircase, there is another of such bulbs, it doesn’t come on until I take one step onto the staircase, then and only then does the indicator pick my body warmth. Sometimes, it is dark at the bottom of the staircase so I am unable to see the entire staircase until I take a step onto the first step and move into the darkness. I can then see the light for the rest of the journey because the lights come on.

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This Time Next Year II…

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Wow!!! God is always on time. Today, I am so excited to have @2yus back to share the sequel to her ‘This time next year’ post from last year. If you haven’t read it, please check it out here

Have you ever made plans that fell right through? If yes, then you must be familiar with the feeling of uncertainty that comes right after. Sometimes the emotions involved run deeper than uncertainty. You begin to doubt yourself, you feel like your life is at a standstill and you have to listen to everyone give an opinion on what you might have done wrong that made your plans fail or done better to make them succeed. It sucks to be in that place. This was me at some point in the past few months.

To summarize,  my Lover and I made a decision that would require us living apart for a while...

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What do you choose?

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Some weeks ago, as @thelafamily studied the book of 1 Kings 13, we read the story of the old prophet and the young prophet. The young prophet received clear instructions from God yet he disobeyed because he had a good reason to. He disobeyed because the older prophet whom he likely respected and looked up to offered him a contrary opinion. The older prophet said to the younger one, “I too am a prophet as you are…” The prophet did not receive a reprimand from God and it was his sons that picked up the young prophet’s corpse for burial after he was destroyed for his disobedience. That got me thinking very seriously about what informs my choices. Am I depending on my intelligence vs...

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Take the Limits Off

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Hello everyone, how are we doing?

Today, I will be sharing my thoughts based on a very interesting story I recently heard. Enjoy!

An American business man visited one of the Middle Eastern countries to transact business, and as he made preparations to return he received a visitor. The visitor told him that the princes of the land would like to give him a gift, hence they would like to know what kind of gift he would like. “I have enjoyed my stay here and I am set to return home. What could I possibly request as a gift?” He thought to himself. He wished that the young man would simply convey his gratitude to the princes. It was like he was saying, “thanks, but no thanks.”

 

“They would be sorely displeased by your refusal to accept their offer of a gift sir, please permit the princes to g...

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Worry Not!

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By temperament, I am dominantly Phlegmatic, and one of the downsides is that I am a natural worrier. I tend to worry about the minutest things. Every day, one of the ways I know God is at work in me is that He brings my worry weakness under control. As I write I remember how I worried as a university student several years ago that I never seemed to put on weight. So worried was I that it came up in a conversation with my mentor. His response to me was, ‘Eloho, you must learn not to worry about things you cannot change’. That was very instrumental to me as it gave me a basis to initiate behavioral changes. I am still unable to add on any weight now, but my attitude is much different. I have however gone ahead to modify his advice a little, ‘Eloho, you must not worry at all’...

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Confident Trust

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@TheLAfamily and I have been studying the New Testament. Today, while studying Hebrews 9 and 10 the following verses stood out for me.

Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise (Heb. 10:23)

So do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord. Remember the great reward it brings you!  Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do Gods will. Then you will receive all that he has promised (Heb. 10:35-36)

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Have you ever been in company of a guide in the middle of what appeared to be nowhere and next thing, you find out that, thanks to your guide, you actually arrived where you were initially headed even if it didn’t appear like you were headed there? You probably just stood in awe at the proficiency of...

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