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After several weeks/ months of purging myself of all the garbage I have been carrying around with me especially with regards to issues with my mum/parents . It has come to an end. There will be no more stories. I think GOD has been kind enough to calm me down and remove any remaining traces of deep seated anger. I have moved on and can have conversations with her without silently looking forward to hanging up .
I know that sounds horrible, but because Nigerian parents have a certain mindset , you had better be broken in order to deal with the difficult ones.
Anyway ,here’s to new beginnings, lots of love and a no holds barred friendship where there is no judging, but only correction and understanding as the matter may require .
Thank you LORD for always having my back. The journey has been long, but I am making progress, which is a pretty awesome thing.
Just to buttress my point, read this a few minutes ago: A few lines from an article by Tonya Pendleton,BlackAmericaWeb.com
”Author/TV personality Iyanla Vanzant says that forgiveness is essential if you want to be happy. She encourages everyone to forgive no matter what the transgression. Vanzant explains that forgiveness doesn’t mean that the forgiver condones the actions of someone else.
It simply means that the injured party can free themselves by the act of forgiving. It’s a concept very hard for many to grasp, but Iyanla says that forgiveness is absolutely necessary for people to break free from a hurtful past. Vanzant told The Tom Joyner Morning Show. “My experience has been that no matter what it is that’s broken, that’s hurting, that’s ailing, that’s not functioning, forgiveness will fix it. If you’re broke, forgiveness will fix it. If you’re sick, forgiveness will fix it. It’s amazing.”
I love this and thought I should share!
Although things are not perfect
Because of trial or pain
Continue in thanksgiving
Do not begin to blame
Even when the times are hard
Fierce winds are bound to blow
God is forever able
Hold on to what you know
Imagine life without His love
Joy would cease to be
Keep thanking Him for all the things
Love imparts to thee
Move out of “Camp Complaining”
No weapon that is known
On earth can yield the power
Praise can do alone
Quit looking at the future
Redeem the time at hand
Start every day with worship
To “thank” is a command
Until we see Him coming
Victorious in the sky
We’ll run the race with gratitude
X-alting God most high
Yes, there’ll be good times and yes some will be bad, but…
Zion waits in glory…where none are ever sad!*
It’s a new month and the last for 2013. How has the year been? There are a few that are probably broken hearted from unmet expectations,some are in captivity from some addiction and from things they have decided to make idols in their life. The good news is that Is 61:2-3 says that the year of the Lord’s favor has come and he will comfort all who mourn.
In my last post, I had said that the last few weeks had been horrible, as in it got to a stage that I started questioning if GOD existed , because in my own little way I try to live right. I know that as Christians , life can bring trials that will test our faith, but some will stretch you to your limit, that I can tell you for sure.
Yesterday was thanksgiving in church and Pastor Olawale preached on why we must worship GOD no matter what may come our way. That is what is called sacrificial praise. In the past weeks, I had almost totally forgotten to be thankful because the week has been tough I tell you. Everything has been at a stand still, no money was coming in and everything seemed to decide that it must develop faults, I wasn’t feeling gracious at all.
A few things Pastor Olawale said spoke to me:
The absence of worship can delay all kinds of miracles. Before you ask GOD for something, worship HIM first to show that you acknowledge Him as Lord and Master and not a ‘Mr Fix it’.
When we want GOD to move, we must always start from an altar of worship. The bible says we should in every situation by prayer and petition, with THANKSGIVING , present our requests to GOD.
A sacrifice of praise can bring life to dead situations
A thank you Lord can make very small too much.Remember the story of the five loaves of bread and two fish,when they were handed over to Jesus, he gave thanks first and yo know the rest of the story.
Life is hard, bills never seem to end, but we must make a conscious effort to be thankful in everything. I was reminded about that yesterday and for that I am grateful to God because it means HE hasn’t forgotten about me and knew I needed to be reminded.
As we approach the end of 2013, let us continue to look up and fix our gaze solely on GOD, the other things are just distractions which eventually go away.
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