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Friday, September 30 2016

One thing I have learnt in my relationship with God is  when I have prayed and prayed over a long period of time for something, and I don't get an answer. Be it a 'Yes' or 'No' or a result. Then I know God wants me to wait.

The waiting stage is tough. It's absolutely hard. One minute I'm thinking, has God forgotten about me,  the next minute  I'm telling God, God I trust you. Another minute I'm thinking, is He going to come through for me or has He forgotten about me.

To wait is literally letting go and letting God. To wait is giving up what 'WE' know how to do and to let God do what 'HE' will do. The waiting stage can put us in a weak place. It certainly puts me there.
The word says “in your weakness the spirit intercedes on your behalf with groans words cannot utter”.  

Thank God for this scripture. Have you ever found yourself in a place where you can't pray?
It's great knowing you have the Holy Spirit interceding and praying for you even in your weakness.

While He does that the word also says “those that waits upon the Lord He shall renew their strength”.

I got to realise that if I just whispered  to the Holy Spirit and asked him to intercede for me and on my behalf my strength will be renewed. Then I can trust God again rather than doubt Him. I am waiting on God but my strength is being renewed everyday.

The waiting stage is the trusting stage. Do you trust God enough to wait on Him?

Are you in a place where you can't pray?
A little whisper
 to the Holy Spirit can make a difference.

Let go and let God!

Posted by: Val Oginni AT 05:12 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
Sunday, September 25 2016

When “A New Year” comes, we get all the vibes of “A New Start, A New beginning”, something like a second chance. Everything you couldn’t do last year there’s an opportunity to maybe do it this year. Everyone gets excited at this time of the year.
They start making plans, writing New Year’s resolutions, everyone’s feeling like this Year will be the best year of their life.

Then here comes April, May, June, July, August and before you know it, it’s September like we are in right now, and things just go right back to the same way they were last year, and the year before and the year before.
So at this point, nothing is new or changing and the year continues to stay the same, and it will until you realise that you don’t actually need a new year for things to change.

A new mind is what you need. A renewing of your mind.

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.    Romans 12:2

If your mind stays the same in a new year you will realise that you’re still just as angry, bitter, upset, moody, lazy always procrastinating and constantly doing the wrong things.  Nothing is changing why? Because your mind is still the same.

To renew your mind is to not try to do things by your own strength, it’s to not want your will to be done but he’s. To renew your mind is to test and approve, to find out what God’s will really is and make it yours. It’s to allow God change you from the inside out. Once you leave your will to God, things get better and easier to achieve, you get better in the year, not the year get better for you.

Now nobody was born angry, or upset or always negative, nobody was born with a problem.

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Philippians 4:8

The devil has a way of planting a seed without you even knowing. It could have been something so minor that happened when you were younger and then before you know it it’s now something so big that you are living with, it’s now a part of you, it’s now a norm. You don’t try to figure out why you are like that or how it all started.
That’s exactly the plan of the enemy he comes to steal to kill and to destroy Gods’ will, God’s plan and His purpose for you.

Do not let him. It’s time to stand up wake up realize and figure out the root of that problem. Figure out where it all started. If you find yourself thinking opposite what Philippians 4:8 says then you know it’s of the devil. Renew your mind. Allow God’s will to be done. Then you’ll see the things you’ve been longing to change begin to change without so much effort.


Posted by: Val Oginni AT 02:36 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
Tuesday, September 20 2016

Life… Every day there’s something distressing on the news, so many things are going wrong worldwide; also in our individual lives, we struggle so hard to be in control of ourselves and the outcome of our actions & efforts but it becomes worrying to realise that even after all the energy we invest to get things right, the results sometimes could still be discouraging resulting in distress;

Hope... Despite all, would you believe me if I tell you that there is a better life out there, a life of hope and strength, a ‘never relenting’ life, a fortified life ready to face all the battles and storms of life? don’t think of all the things that have happened in the past – but think of a life of goodness that you would begin to live if you believe? – You are capable of so much more than you think!!! There’s only 1 that can give you this life, His name is JESUS – You can start living this life by saying these words “Jesus I believe you came to save me, give me this new life that you have promised me and help me to overcome the battles of life” - don’t waste any more time! 

Posted by: Mayowa AT 11:31 am   |  Permalink   |  Email

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