Sunday, July 14, 2013

BLACK PEN

Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. -Albert Einstein (1879-1955) 

I often get teased a lot about how horrible my handwriting is. When I was little, I used to get really worried about this and I worked hard to change it or improve it.
But I was doing the same I used to do, I just kept writing and writing but my writing wasn’t making my handwriting perfect. I was doing the same thing the same way and expecting an improved hand-writing.
Then one day, I discovered that two things affect my handwriting: my emotional state and the color of ink I used.
When I am nervous, sad or emotionally down, my handwriting is terrible. But when I’m elated, my writing is good. Also, when I use blue pen, my handwriting isn’t always the best, but a black pen is a good thing for my writing all the time.
Are you studying hard to pass that exam but still forgetting to ask god for His wisdom, understanding, direction and favour?
Are you trying to stop that alcohol addiction but still going out and mixing with the wrong crowd? Are you striving to grow spiritually but still slack in studying your Bible and building your relationship with God through prayer?
Stop trying the same thing over and over, try out a different method. Ask God to open your eyes of understanding for God is the God of all wisdom, knowledge and understanding regarding every matter.

July 14, 2013
Lagos

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

MURKY WATERS

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I am not too much of an observant person but sometimes, God opens my eyes to see somethings in order that I might understand some other things better.
For instance, I noticed that a canal was being dredged in one of the communities I pass through daily on my way to work. I also noticed that the water in the canal is murky-nothing extra about this I think.
Yesterday morning, was one of the mornings God opened my eyes to see. To see that even though the water was murky, I could still see the sun’s reflection in it. To understand that some situations might seem unclear now but seeing everything from God’s perspective and through the reflection of His word, they will soon pass away just like the murky waters flowing through that canal now.
Tiogooluwani
12-03-2013,
Laogs

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Understanding your purpose


To understand how to make use of a gadget, it will probably take:
An hour of your day to read the manual,
Days of your weeks to apply what you read,
Weeks of your months to experiment with the gadget,
Months of your years to get used to it
Coupled with believing that the device will work for you.
Therefore, just add a life-time of trusting plus every moment of obedience to studying God’s word and praying, and what you’ll get is fulfilling God’s purpose for your life.

January 13, 2013
Lagos

Monday, December 31, 2012

WELCOME 2013


2013, as I look forward to your birth, I look back into 2012 and I am grateful to God for allowing 2012 give you birth.
2013, the last breath of 2012 will be your first. I do not see you as an ordinary passing phase in my life, i see you instead as a time frame that has life in it.
Because you have life, you will be fruitful to me. As you grow, so will I and your death will mean even more growth for me, in you will i multiply, overcome challenges, climb the steepest heights and walk through the deepest valleys and come out more than a conqueror (Romans 8:37). 2013, I will not feat you because I have a God that knows all about you.
2013, you will answer yo me, you will favor me, be peaceful and be blessed for me.
I have a God that knows the plans He has for me, plans of prosperity and of hope (Jeremiah 29:11), He will step into the year with me and be with me all through, whatever I lay my hands on in year 2013 and beyond shall prosper. Amen
December 31, 2012
Lagos

Saturday, December 8, 2012

LET NO MAN DESPISE YOUR YOUTH


As different as people are, so is their opinion about serving God:
“Be disciplined”, says the wise man
“Be passionate”, says the wise woman
“Be funky”, says the young lady
“Do the best you can”, says the young man
“Be open-minded”, says the teenager
Everyone has something to say about how to serve God but I’ll go with what the Bible has to say, “...serve the Lord thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul[i]...and serve Him only[ii]...lastly,...Let no man despise (scorn, mock, disdain, have the lowest opinion of, dislike immensely etc) your youth...[iii]

December 8, 2012
Lagos






[i] Deuternomy 10:12 - KJV
[ii] 1 Samuel 7:3 - KJV
[iii] 1 Timothy 4:12 - KJV

THANK YOU FATHER


Dear Father,
I may not do this as often as I ought to, but tonight, I’m just checking in to say ‘Thank you’.
Thank you for all the things you have helped me to achieve, thank you for those you have achieved through me. Thank you for where I am now, thank you for where you are taking me to. Thank you for the good times and thank you also for the bad times. Thank you for making the good times outnumber the bad times. Thank you for every member of my family, thank you for my friends, thank you for my loved ones, thank you for the person reading this cos that means he/she is going to thank you too.’
Signed:
Your Lovely Daughter,
Temilade

December 8, 2012
Lagos

DON’T WORRY


Early last week on my way to work, I decided to take a bike as I was running late. The bike rider was facing traffic so before I got on the bike, I asked how he was going to make a u-turn and he told me,”Don’t worry, that’s my problem, just get on the bike and let’s go.”
On our way, it occured to me that each time God is taking me somewhere, I get worried and wonder how I’ll get there. But then, I hear Him say, “Don’t worry, that’s my problem, just take a ride with me and let’s go.”
And as long as I take the ride with him without any questions or doubt, I always get to where He is taking me to and on time too.
December 2, 2012

Lagos