Crown of Joy 🌻

It’s officially my birthday 🎉🥁. Hooray 🤓. I thank God for adding another year unto my life. Shoutout to my beloved mother who carried me through for nine months. I almost didn’t make it alive, mama said. It’s by God’s grace that I am still alive and standing. I’m so grateful for the gift of life and the people that God has blessed me. Words cannot express how thankful I am. Everyone we meet in this life is for a purpose whether for a season or a lifetime. So about my birthday 🥳. I was so excited when my birthday was approaching. I looked forward to it. This day came and I was filled with so much joy until I fell sick and all my plans had to be cancelled. I didn’t have the strength but in my weakness, God strengthened me. I cried because of the pain that I felt and how I didn’t expect my day to go the way it did. I spent my entire birthday in my bed but on the brighter side of things, I’m so grateful for the people in my life. From the text messages, phone calls, prayers, flowers and the showers of love, I stand in awe of God. I’m thankful for everyone who made my day special. Though I wasn’t feeling my best, God showed out. God is so intentional about His children. It rained briefly but the sun shined so brightly and beautifully.

When I look over the past year of my life, all I can say is thank you to God. Truly, He has been good to me. Through every storm, He has shown Himself mighty in my life. It is my prayer for everyone of us, that we will continue to fix our eyes on Jesus. May we continue to lift one another up and intercede for each other. I pray that whatsoever you are trusting God for, will be made perfect concerning you. The One we serve, never fails and is still in control. May you experience the fullness of God’s love, peace, favor and every blessing from above. My heart is full of joy. God bless you all and I’m so grateful to be apart of this family. I look forward to this new chapter, new season with you all. July, you are sweeter than honey 🍯. All glory be unto Jesus 🙏🏿🥁🤗

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!

Philippians 4:4
Flowers 💐 from my sister.
Flowers 🌸 from friend
Flowers 🌺 from neighbor
My friend brought this beautiful gift of a box which was a confirmation of what the Lord has been telling me since March 2020. I’ve held on to this Bible verse even in the midst of trials. I had it as my home lock verse as a reminder. I couldn’t help but smile when my friend gave me the gift. It was also a confirmation of the word my spiritual mother gave me. Rejoice! God is so intentional and mindful of His children.

Thank you for taking the time to read this blog post. God bless you 🤗❤️🥁. May you be reminded always that Jesus loves you. You are so deeply loved. Wear your Crown of Joy 👑.

The Gathering 📌

And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near. -Hebrews 10:25

It all began one Sunday in May when a member of my church and I were talking after service. It was my first time talking to this brother in my church by the name of Tobi. We were just talking about our journey with the Lord as he made mention of a Bible Study that he started with another brother. At this point, the invitation was being made. To God be the glory, today I was able to fellowship with five of God’s children. We studied Isaiah 54. It was an awesome time of fellowship and my heart is so full of joy because we learned from one another. We prayed, and worshipped together as we are called to do. United we stood in prayer for one another and our time of fellowship was so refreshing. Amidst our busy schedule, we came to meet with God but rather He met with us.

Takeaway from our Bible Study 📖 : Isaiah 54

1. As believers, we must rejoice. Like the barren woman, God is instructing us that though we may not see the fruit of our labor, take joy in God, whom is our husband.

2. In Christ, we have more than we could ever think or imagine.

3. Even in the waiting, the Lord instructed the barren woman to sing. In the same way, in our waiting season for the promises of God, there is an instruction given unto us.

4. Like the woman, the Lord is reminding us to “Fear Not”. It is a promise that we will no longer live in shame. The Lord will restore unto us everything that has been stolen. Remember not the days of the youth, the times when there was a famine but rather take joy because the Lord has come to Restore.

5. The Lord is our Redeemer, the Holy One is Israel. There is none besides Him. Though the Lord, abandoned us shortly due to sin, He is here forever. He will never leave us nor forsake us.

6. God’s love is not far fetched. It is unmovable, everlasting and unconditional. Just as God swore that He will never let a flood cover the earth, His promises for our lives still remains the same.

7. Jesus, our Rebuilder, Restorer, Redeemer is in town. The covenant of His blessings remain as He has already spoken. We must have faith in God and see things through His perspective.

“O storm-battered city, troubled and desolate! I will rebuild you with precious jewels and make your foundations from lapis lazuli.

Isaiah 54:11

The Lord has spoken to His beloved children. What an awesome God that we serve. It is my prayer that as believers, we will continue to rise up in prayer/praise and may we continue to fellowship with one another. May we remain deeply rooted in Christ, flourishing in every season. Child of God, Rejoice 🥁🤗.

Thank you for taking the time to read this blog post. Until next time, stay blessed and rooted in Christ always. God bless you 🙏🏿🥁😊.

The Journey 📌

Scripture: As they were walking along the road, a man said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.” -Luke 9:57

One of the greatest yet life changing decisions, we will ever have to make in this life is accepting Jesus as Our personal Lord and Savior. Accepting Jesus as our Personal Lord and Savior is a choice. Scripture tells us in John 3:16 that “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” You see, even God had to make a decision to send His chosen one, Jesus, to the world for humanity’s sake. I remember reading this scripture a few years ago and found it quite difficult to comprehend why God would send His son to die for all of mankind because the truth is no parent will go to the extreme of giving up their child to save the whole world but Jesus did it for you and I.

The story of the man who saved our souls became a reality when His hearts response was a solid “Yes” to the Father. Although it came with a cost, Jesus did it anyway. He died for our sins, took the shame for our sake that we may live freely in Him. Scripture tells us in Romans 3:23 that “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” From the beginning of creation, we are told that everything that God created was perfect until the fall of man took place ( See Genesis 3 ). The disobedience of man led to the destruction of humanity. The earth we live in will never be perfect but we have a Savior who we can look up to, who has come to reconcile us back to the Father.

In our key scripture today, we are told of a man who encounters Jesus on the road side and insist on following Him without knowing the cost and aftermath of His decision. Just like the man on the road side who encountered Jesus, we too will meet face to face with different sets of people that God has positioned along our path, so that we can hear the message of the Gospel. Whether it’s on our way to work, the grocery store or to school, God has a purpose for everything that He does. We don’t meet people by coincidence. Every meeting whether orchestrated by man or God is purposeful. Before it was orchestrated by man, God was already aware of it. May we not overlook or dismiss the people that God sends our way.

Every day is a gift and an opportunity to have an encounter with the Lord but yet so often, we miss the mark by getting so caught up with our own agendas that we aren’t aware and aligned with God’s plans for our lives. Though the cost of following Jesus isn’t easy, it is worth it. Following Jesus requires commitment, trust and sacrifice. We must make a decision daily to walk this journey the Lord. In the same way, we have to make a decision to go to work so that bills can be paid and food can be provided for our families, we have to be intentional with our decision to follow Christ. It is when we are intentional, that we experience the fullness of God’s presence. The more we abide in Christ, the more we become like Him. It is a promise through scripture that God will never leave us nor forsake us. (Hebrews 13:5). He is a present Father that loves and longs to have communion with His children.

Before the desire was planted in our hearts to follow Jesus, He was already pursuing us. In Luke 15, a parable is told about a prodigal son. Scripture reminds us in Luke 15:20 that “But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.” God’s love for us is unconditional and undeniable. Like the prodigal son, God is drawing His children to Himself. He is saying “Come”. The invitation is free because I love you. Though the cost of following comes with its own set of challenges, each of us must make a decision. As we know, with every choice that we make, there is a consequence. Too often, I hear people say “Why must there be a consequence to follow someone we don’t know and can’t see?”. Interestingly enough, we follow people’s lives on social media that we may never see in this life. The truth is following Jesus is not like following someone on social media. When we follow people on social media, we rarely know what is going on in their lives. We see highlights and we get excited but when it comes to us following Christ, we mute His notifications, play tug a war for so long making it difficult for Christ to win our hearts. Following Jesus requires relinquishing things, people and etc. Its a decision that we have to make every day of our lives. Amidst the mountains that we will face along the journey, there is an assurance of peace, joy, and perfect blessings from above. The truth is, the cost of following Jesus can never come close to all that was done for us on Cross of Calvary. The cost is free. All God wants is your hearts response to the call. It is my prayer that your response will always be Yes to the Lord in every season.

Scriptures To Ponder

Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect. -Matthew 24:44

And whoever does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. -Matthew 10:38

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. -Galatians 2:20

He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit. -Titus 3:5

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. -Romans 6:23

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. -2 Corinthians 5:17

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. -John 3:16

Outside of Christ, I am only a sinner, but in Christ, I am saved. Outside of Christ, I am empty; in Christ, I am full. Outside of Christ, I am weak; in Christ, I am strong. Outside of Christ, I cannot; in Christ, I am more than able. Outside of Christ, I have been defeated; in Christ, I am already victorious. How meaningful are the words, “in Christ.”

Watchman Nee

Song of the day 🥁🎼

William McDowell: Withholding Nothing

Prayer of Salvation

Lord Jesus, I thank you for this day. I come before your throne of mercy and grace. I acknowledge that I am a sinner. I am not worthy to stand before you but because of what you did for me at the Cross of Calvary, I’ve been given this privilege to know you. Forgive me of my sins and cleanse me O’ God. Make me anew. I confess with my mouth and believe in my heart today that Jesus is Lord. Come into my heart O’ God. I accept you as my personal Lord and Savior. I surrender my life to you. Thank you for a new beginning. I am yours forevermore. In Jesus name I pray. Amen 🙏🏿

Thank you for taking the time to read this blog post. God bless you. May we continue to pray for every soul that has t accepted Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior. As believers, may we continue to run the race with Christ. Have a blessed day everyone 🤗🥁

Peace Like A River

You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. -Isaiah 26:3

Happy Sunday everyone. I hope that you are doing well on this beautiful day. It’s been quite of a day because I was celebrating someone special in my life. God gave me this gift of a sister some years ago and I am grateful. I was glad to celebrate the life of my sister today. It’s been an interesting day. I went to church which was a blessed service. My goodness, there is nothing like being in the presence of the Lord. I love being able to fellowship with God’s people. It brings me so much joy when I see my church family and I am thankful for the privilege to a place I can call home.

So earlier this morning as I was seeking the Lord, the word that was impressed on my spirit was peace. I sat and just marveled at how God speaks to us. Scripture tells us in our key scripture today, that God will keep in peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in Him. God is the giver of peace. No matter what you are currently facing, you can experience the peace of Christ. We are reminded in John 16:33 that in this life, we will have trouble but we should take heart because Jesus has overcome the world. The peace that God gives us, surpasses all things. I’ve experienced the peace of Christ time and time again. It’s so refreshing knowing that God is by our side in every situation. No matter how strong the winds are, God is right there to calm it down. In a world where there is so much war going on, I take joy in knowing the Lord and finding rest and peace in His presence. It is my prayer that as believers, we will continue to put our hope in Christ. May we experience the peace that ABBA freely gives to us in every season of our lives.

And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:7

Thank you for taking the time to read this blog post. God bless you all. P.S. Happy Birthday to everyone celebrating their birthdays today 🥁. I celebrate you 🎉🥳🍰. Rejoice! May you live to testify of the goodness of God in your life. May the peace, love, favor of the Lord be your portion always in Jesus name 🤗🙏🏿. I hope your having a wonderful birthday, child of God.

Hello July 🥁🙌🏿

Welcome into the sweet month of July. I am so excited for all that the Lord has in stored for this month and the rest of the year. For now, let us just bask at mere fact that we have crossed over to see yet another month. I am grateful to the Lord for His goodness, love, mercies and continuous kindness upon my life. So we are in July and there’s a song that has been springing forth from within me that goes like this “You are good and your mercy is forever. Hallelujah. Jehovah you are the most high. You are the most high God” You see, God is Good. He has been good to each and everyone of us. There are moments in our lives when we wonder about the goodness of God but I’ve come to understand that God’s goodness is His character. It changes not by circumstances but it is the constant and continual evidence of the God that we serve.

My darling, July is here with all of its goodness, radiance, and surprises. My heart is full of joy, I can’t even explain. It’s a month of God’s favor , rest and victory. I believe that God wants to do so much in His children’s life but it is my prayer that our hearts will be aligned with God’s will. Scripture tells us that “Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.” ( See Proverbs 19:21). We can create our own schedules and agendas but if God is not involved, it will become a recipe of disaster. As we take gentle steps throughout the month of July, it is my prayer that we will seek the Lord. The more we seek God, the more we know Him. The more we know Him, the more we abide and love on Him. No matter where you are in your journey with the Lord, continue to draw nearer unto Him. Like never before, draw closer to your first love.

Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love.

Revelations 2:4

It is a new season and God is still at work in our lives. As long as you and I have breath in our lungs, there is still hope. Child of God, fix your eyes on Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith. Draw near to the Lord and He will draw near to you. Rejoice, it is a new month 🥁. Let praise rise from the inside. Give thanks to the Lord, for He is Good. There is none like Him.

I have tasted of God’s goodness, kindness, love, grace, and so much more.

Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.

Psalm 34:8

Child of God, may you experience the fullness of God’s blessings for you throughout this month. May the Lord surprise you. Scripture tells us of our God and His continuous goodness and faithfulness ( See Psalm 31:9) . All throughout this month of July, may you shout for joy. May you testify of the goodness of the Lord in your life. No matter the trials that may come your way, like Paul said in James 1:2-3 “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.” Although finding joy amidst the challenges of life is much easier said that done, it is possible through the Holy Spirit. I pray that you will experience the fullness of joy in the presence of the Lord.

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Romans 15:13

Daughter of Zion, rejoice in the Lord. Son of the King, shout hallelujah. Rejoice because you are alive. You made it to see yet another month. Praise the Lord who is your Father, Friend, Strength, Living Hope and everything that you will ever need. Give thanks to the Lord because He is Good. The Lord has been so good and He alone is worthy of all the praise.

Take a moment to thank the Lord. Remember all that He has done for you. Bask in His presence.

May your faith arise like never before in this month of July. Scripture tells us that “If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it will obey you. ( Luke 17:6). In the same way as our faith can move mountains, may we learn the essence of being obedient. Obedience is very relevant in the Kingdom of God. Our unwilling to be obedient can hinder us from receiving the promises of God and can cause us to miss out on knowing the heart of the Father and also what He is doing in our lives. May we walk in obedience and experience the overflow of God’s perfect blessings.

It’s a new season. The doors are opened. There is refreshing and God is still at work. May you partner with the Lord in all that you do, seeking His face always.

Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and He will establish your plans.

Proverbs 16:3

Child of God, stay committed to the Lord. Be reminded that God is with you. Never will He leave you nor forsake you. Rejoice in the Lord. Sing a new song. Count your blessings and name them one by one. Remain in the praise lane. Keep trusting and putting your hope in Christ alone, your solid rock and cornerstone.

God is with you. He is for you and not against you. Though the thief comes to steal, kill and destroy, God has come to give us abundant life.

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!

Philippians 4:4

To all my birthday 🥳 celebrants, may the Lord bless you. May His face shine upon you. May you find favor in the sight of God and before men. May you taste and see that God is Good throughout the month. Victory is your anthem. Laughter is your portion. All round joy, peace, love will be yours in Jesus name. It’s our month and surely we will rejoice in God, our Savior 🙌🏿🥁.

To the weddings/anniversaries, God’s continuous blessings upon your union. May love blossom and may Christ be your foundation in every season. May you experience God’s perfect blessings in Jesus name.

Thank you for stopping by this blog. God bless you. Until next time, stay blessed and rooted in the Vine. Rest & Rejoice in the Lord, your God. Remember always, that you are so loved, appreciated and created for a purpose.

The Crossroads 📌

Today I cried at exactly 10:53am. Interestingly enough, the sun shined but the rain poured to show consolation; reminding me that I wasn’t alone. I woke up filled with joy amidst this blazing heat that wouldn’t even introduce the slightest breeze my way. Still yet, I still sipped on my water and carried through the early morning until I read a text message. You see, I received this text message yesterday evening but I had a project to complete so that was the least of my worries because after all I was so shocked when that person messaged me. I stepped out of my room only to come back to a message notification. The message caught me by surprise because it’s been a couple of months since I last heard from that person. I hadn’t even read the entire message but rather caught a glimpse of it and it felt like a wound just reopened. It’s like the confusion, the hurt just resurfaced so I cried. You know, I missed the person I called my friend. I really cherished the friendship that we had and for a couple of months, I began to see changes in our friendship dynamic. There were moments were I would literally just have conversations with God about this matter. It wasn’t until one sudden day in the month of May that I received an instruction from the Lord. The instruction wasn’t easy but I had to be obedient. Even before I received the instruction, I saw the change in our friendship so I wanted to give that individual space but even in that time, I was seeking the face of God. There were moments where that person would cross my mind but I knew I couldn’t message the person so all I did in those moments was pray.

When I look back over the course of my life, I’ve dealt a lot with friendships and with every one of them, the Lord has taught me a lot. One of my greatest struggles that I have dealt with in the area of friendship is me trying to fight for a relationship but I’ve learned that it’s not everything that’s worth fighting for. You can’t fight for a seat at everyone’s table. Sometimes, separation brings forth transformation. Everyone is fighting their own battles. Inasmuch as you love someone, sometimes you are not meant to be present in their lives when God is having His way with them. If you are not careful and obedient to God’s instruction, that friendship/relationship can lead to destruction. In those moments when the enemy tries to fill your mind with wrong motives and thoughts of the person who was in your life or is still present, dismiss those thoughts and seek the heart of God.

I’m grateful to have received the text message because it helped me to know that a part of my soul was still hurt. I thought I had moved past this matter but there but a part of me in need of healing. I received the message but did I respond? Yes I did. Honestly speaking, no matter how long I haven’t spoken to someone, I take the time to listen to them and respond. I won’t ignore your message. Though I didn’t expect such a falling out from someone I talked to, prayed with and had a pretty good friendship with, I’ve learned through this situation to pray even more instead of harboring pain. The battle they are facing is beyond the physical. Though they may not be able to vocalize it, God knows all things. Although I wasn’t speaking to my friend, I prayed for him. In those times when you don’t understand, God knows best. Release the pain to God because He alone cares for you. If truly this friendship is meant to be, as far as the river flows, reconciliation will take its place. God who restores, will perfect all that concerns us. I’ve also learned not to shut the door completely unless when instructed because God is in Control. Love people but make way for God to do His work in them, in every season.

If you love God, you will pray for His people.

Scriptures

“My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” -John 14:12-13

“My intercessor is my friend as my eyes pour out tears to God; on behalf of a man he pleads with God as one pleads for a friend.” -John 16:20-21

“Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.” -1 Thessalonians 5:11

“Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.” -Colossians 3:13

“Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way, you will fulfill the law of Christ.” -Galatians 6:2

P.S. It’s the last day of June which marks the first half of the year. If you can, do take the time to reflect. I hope that your year has been good thus far. If not, it is my prayer that as we march forward into the second half of the year, God will show himself mighty in your life. May you rejoice in this new season 🥁🤗. Sweet July is almost here. Thank you Lord 💃🏿.

Let’s Talk

1. What is a great lesson that you learned in the first half of the year?

2. If there’s anything you have learned in your friendship that has helped you or gave you a renewed perspective, what would it be?

3. Are you excited for the second half of the year? What are you most excited about? If you aren’t excited, please feel free to share too.

Thank you for taking the time to read this blog post. Though it wasn’t an easy post to share, I hope that you were able to take something away from it. No matter what your facing, cast all your burdens to God. Continue to lift up prayers for the people in your life. Don’t give up on them but trust God with their lives. You can only do your best. At the end of it all, God will take care of the rest. Pray, encourage and love one another. May you experience the joy and the peace of Christ. Always remember, that Jesus loves you 🤗❤️.

The Journey 🚣🏿‍♂️

It’s been seventy-two months and 2,192 days. A whole six years to be exact when I made the decision to get baptized on a faithful Wednesday. My heart is full and I can’t help but smile. I remember this day like it was yesterday when I got dressed and ready for church. I was excited but a little nervous because I didn’t know how the experience of my head being held in water would feel like but the event took place and looking back, I’m so glad to have made that decision. I remember coming back home on that day like a child, so filled with joy as I write in my journal, documenting this beautiful experience I would never forget.

Every time this day arrives, June 17th, I can’t help but leap for joy like a little child receiving a new toy. I have smiled and laughed so much and it’s all because of the joy of knowing the Lord. Everyday, I get this opportunity to journey with the Lord and though this walk isn’t easy, I know who is with me and whom my soul loves. It has been a rollercoaster but amidst the turbulence, I have tasted God’s grace, love, mercy, kindness, goodness and so much more. As I write this post, there’s a song rushing in like a wave on my heart by Daddy Weave titled “Overwhelmed”. Wow, I don’t remember the last time I listened to that song but I tell you, the Holy Spirit has a way of speaking to us. I am overwhelmed by God’s love. When I look back over the days, months and years passed, even if I had a thousand tongues, it wouldn’t be enough to say “thank you”. If there’s one thing that I’m forever grateful for, it would have to be my relationship with God. He is my friend, father, confidant, and everything to me. I love how I learn new things about the Lord daily. The more I seek Him, the more He reveals Himself to me.

One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple.

Psalm 27:4

Lessons Learned ( The Journey )

1. Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. (Hebrews 12:2)

2. As you are growing in your walk with God, there are somethings and people that need to part ways with you. Your flesh and your spirit can never be friends. You have to allow the Holy Spirit to have His way in your life.

3. No matter the trial, God is right there with you. As He has promised in His word, surely it will come to pass and you will testify.

4. Remain prayerful and on the praise lane. Have faith and continue to bask in the presence of the Lord.

5. Be in constant communication with the Holy Spirit, no matter the season. He is your friend, helper, comforter and everything.

6. Ask the Lord to bring the right people your way but even in the midst of your request, ask the Lord to prepare your heart to receive what He will bring your way. You can ask but is your heart prepared to accept or reject the gift?

7. Spend time reading/studying the word of God. Worship the Lord. Make God your priority in every season of your life. It’s a choice you and I have to make daily.

8. Community is so necessary and essential in your walk with the Lord. Accountability is so important. It is not everyone that you meet that you are meant to be in fellowship with. Ask the Lord for discernment, direction and wisdom. Allow the Lord to order your footsteps and be led by His spirit.

9. Jesus, the Gardner is still at work in your life. Make room as He prunes you. He knows what He’s doing. Just remain connected the Source.

10. There are so many things you will learn about yourself along the journey. If you can document the lessons in each season, do so and may that serve as a reminder of where you were before and how God has brought you this far.

*You will meet different people along the journey. People will come and go. Though it isn’t always easy, when you learn the essence of fixing your eyes on Jesus, you will surely see that you have everything that you need. God will bring the right people your way but do not loose sight of the King, who sits on the throne.

Bible Verses

Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. -Hebrews 12:2

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. -Proverbs 3:5-6

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. -Matthew 6:33

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. -James 1:2-4

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. -Philippians 4:4-7

My heart has found joy in knowing the Lord. I’ve experienced light, joy, goodness, and the love of God that is far beyond words can explain.

Thank you for taking the time to read this blog post. I would also like to hear from you. Tell me, when did you get baptized and how has your journey with the Lord been like for you?

Hello June 📌

Welcome into the month of June. I don’t know about you but I woke up this morning feeling refreshed and filled with so much joy, I cannot even explain it. The birds arose with a new song as early as 4am as the wind blew. My day was great and spent serving my awesome customers at work. There is something sweet about new beginnings and on days like this, I can’t help but smile and give thanks to God. He alone has been good, kind, and faithful to me. By His grace, we have crossed over into the month of June. Hooray 🥁😊. As long as you and I are alive, there is still so much to be thankful for, so take a moment if you haven’t done so, to thank the Lord for who is in your life and for all that He has done and all that He will do.

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever.

Psalm 136:1

As another month has approached, it is my prayer that we will continue to seek the face of God more and more. To seek the face of God is know His heart. To know His heart, is to fall deeper in love with Him. We were created to seek the One who made us. Everyday, the Lord awaits us to come into His presence. He longs to speak to us and hear our voices. May we make that choice daily to be found at the feet of Abba, dwelling in the courts of the One who loves and rejoices in us.

Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God you than dwell in the tents of the wicked.

Psalm 84:10

June is here which means that the first half of the year is drawing to an end. We will be transitioning into a new season but there’s still so much that God wants to do. Through it all, we must learn to cooperate with Him. The promises of God still stands but are we willing to go through the process? Are we willing to be obedient when He gives instruction. You see too many people want the see the harvest but are never willing to plow or even sow a seed. Maybe you have sowed a seed and are waiting to see the fruit to attest of the faithfulness of God. Still yet, amidst the waiting, God is preparing you in so many ways. He is teaching you valuable lessons for what lies ahead of you. I want you to be reminded of this scripture which is found in Galatians 6:9 that saysLet us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Though the waiting may seem long, may you be reminded that God is still at work in your life but even still, He is with you.

When we go back to the very beginning of creation, we are reminded that “God Created”. Everything that God created was good. On the sixth day of creation, God created male and female. After He created, God blessed His own creation by saying “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.” God created you and I for a purpose. After creating, He released His blessings over our lives. May you be reminded that you are already blessed beyond measure because the seal of God is upon your life. You are God’s seed and so therefore being a fruit bearer is apart of your DNA. “Be fruitful and increase, child of God.” Because you belong to God, everything that you need has already been deposited within you. You lack nothing because the Lord has supplied all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus. ( See Philippians 4:19)

May you find rest in God! As we take gentle yet bold steps into this month, may we learn to fix our eyes on Jesus. No matter the climate and the currency of our situations, may we choose to cling unto the Lord, our helper and our friend. Despite what last month may have looked like for you, press forward knowing that God is by your side. He who has promised is Faithful. God will never leave your nor forsake you. Lean on God always, not on your own understanding. Be obedient to His instructions and draw nearer unto your Maker. In all ways, trust in the Lord. Acknowledge and proclaim His name. Make known of your God wherever you go. May your light shine daughter. Son, may you walk purposefully, giving thanks and glory to God at all times.

Happy Birthday to all the birthday celebrants in the month of June 🥁🙌🏿😊. God bless you 🙏🏿. May this month be filled with beautiful surprises. May you marvel at the goodness and faithfulness of God throughout this month. For the wedding anniversaries and to the birth of new born babies, I celebrate you all. It’s a time of jubilee 🎉. Rejoice! The Lord is Good and His love/mercies endures forever.

Gentle Reminder: Take the time to reach out to your friends and loved ones. God bless you as you do so. Have a blessed and wonderful month of June 💃🏿

Thank you for taking the time to read this blog post 🤗. God bless you 🙏🏿

Dear Graduate 🎓

To the graduating class of 2021, I salute you. A big congratulations 🥁👩🏾‍🎓🎉. You have made it this far and it is an honor to celebrate you all. Eleanor Roosevelt once said “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” The truth is, you believed, and soared high like an eagle despite the challenges you faced. Today, I rejoice with you. For the day you long awaited has arrived and a new chapter begins right here and right now. Four years ago, you walked into the unknown like a new mom trying to learn the ABC’s of motherhood. You left your comfort zone and found a new space, you called home. Although you weren’t sure of what lied ahead of you, you took gentle steps with each stride you made and now you are here. You unpacked your clothes, got acquainted to new faces, joined organizations, spent hours working on projects, fighting to get some sleep even while trying to pass your classes. You persevered amidst the casualties. You arose like the sun even on tough days, when the rain poured, and tears fell from your eyes, you welcomed the trials but you didn’t remain in the dark for too long. You spotted light and embraced it.

As you have made it to see this day you envisioned, it is my prayer that your light will continue to shine wherever you go. May you reminded always that you are created for a purpose. As you walked into your various universities to get your degrees, know that your life doesn’t stop here. Education lies beyond the corridors of the classroom, You are moving forward to the next level. You were purposefully positioned. Whether you were in college for four, five, or six years, you had an assignment here. For some, you fulfilled your assignment and for others, you are just getting started. The truth is, you will never know your assignment/purpose until you seek God. Yes, you made it this far because you worked hard but without the Lord on your side, where would you be? Did you know someone was praying you? Do you remember the friend God sent your way when you were going through your darkest times? Yes, that was the Lord, the one who loves you so much and has sustained you.

As you journey into newness, may you flourish in all that you do. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes. You won’t get it right aways but you will learn and you will grow. May you stay the course. Like a flower, you will bloom but be willing to plant the seeds. The seeds you plant today will be a result of what is found in your garden. Welcome change and learn to embrace what comes your way in as much as the beauty of letting go of the weeds in your life. Shine bright and let your footprint be one of remembrance for those behind you to follow. The doors are opened for you. Walk in boldly and conquer all your dreams. Dream Big! Don’t let procrastination get the best of you. Write the book (s)📖 . Create the short film 🎥. Live in another country. Be the business man/woman you always dreamed of becoming. Run for president. Start the organization. Have faith. Rise from your cocoon and like a butterfly, fly. The world is waiting for you. Once again, congratulations class of 2021 👨🏾‍🎓👩🏾‍🎓

My heart is so full of joy on this day. What a blessing it was to witness my brother graduating 🥁😊. I can’t express this joy enough but I will always cherish this day. Congratulations to the class of 2021 🎈🎉. A job well done ☺️.

Prayer For Every Graduate 👩🏾‍🎓👨🏾‍🎓

Dear God,

I thank you for the gift of today. Thank you for your sons and daughters. Father, I commit them into your hands. I ask O Lord that you will draw them nearer unto you. As they embark on this new chapter of their lives, I ask Lord that you will guide them and lead them in your way everlasting. Your word reminds me in Jeremiah 29:11 that you know the plans that you have for each of your children. Your plans are to prosper them and not to harm them. I ask Lord that as they move forward into the door you have set for them, you will teach them to fix their eyes on you. Give them a deeper hunger to know you more than ever before. May they be reminded that they are never too young to know you. In a world that presents them with so much information, may you give them a revelation of you. Help them to be reminded always that you are always with them. Surround them with the right people at the right place and at the right time. I ask Lord for wisdom concerning these ones. Wisdom from you alone. I pray that whatever decisions, they will have to make, they will seek your wisdom above all things. I ask Father for your grace and strength in every season. In times of difficulty, may they be reminded that your grace is sufficient for them and your power is made perfect in their weaknesses. May they experience your joy and peace. May you open up doors of opportunities in their lives and may you teach them how to live for you. In all that they do, may them seek you first ( Matthew 6:33). Thank you Lord because you alone are Sovereign and we put our trust in you. Thank you Lord because you love us so much. Thank you for everything. In Jesus name, that I have asked this and prayed. Amen 🙏🏿

Cheers to you class of 2021 👏🏾🙌🏿🤗🥁. A job well done. Celebrate 🎉👩🏾‍🎓👨🏾‍🎓

Sasha’s Interview/ A Short Film

Hi Everyone. I hope that you are all doing well. So today, a friend of mine will be releasing a short film called Sasha’s Interview: God’s New Thing which will be aired via YouTube.

Synopsis:
Sometimes life doesn’t make sense, and most times life isn’t fair. You may be in a dry season and questioning if God notices you or if He even cares about you. You may even ask God where He is in all of this, and He may not respond to you—maybe not at least right away. But the truth of the matter is that God sees you. He loves you, and He cares deeply about you. His plans for you are always perfect, and He always has good intentions towards you. No matter what you are going through, know this: God has your back! Sasha knew this, but situations of life had her second guessing her faith in God. Sasha—an educated, beautiful, and prayerful young lady with Ivy League degrees—is faced with the ugly realities of unemployment. Unable to land a job, Sasha’s faith in God becomes shaky. Is God even there? Does He even see her? Does He care enough to see her through? Will this vicious cycle of lack and unemployment come to an end? Will God finally intervene and do a new thing in her life?

Tell your friend and their friends 🥁🤗. I hope you enjoy this production 💃🏿👏🏾

Written by: Cassandra Ogbozor

Executive Producer: Stay Worded TV International Ministries

Copyright ©: October 21, 2020 Released: May 13, 2021