Lifestyle of Worship

“Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and His worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.” -John 4:23-24

To worship the Lord is to truly live a life consecrated to Him alone. Worship is our hearts response to the maker of Heaven and Earth. We were created to worship and God inhabits the praises of His people. One of the greatest opportunities that we have been given as believers is the privilege to have access to God through worship. A worship leader once said “You cannot worship past your understanding of what God has done and what He will do for you.” You see, worship isn’t about the lyric or rhythm to the song. You can truly worship God when you have a revelation of who He is. In worship, we are drawing nearer to God; lifting His name above every other name. Worship is our hearts cry to know God even more. It is far beyond a one time experience. It is an encounter that calls and causes us to reverence God daily. Our key scripture tell us that “Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshippers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshippers the Fathers seeks.” The time is now. So worship the Lord, your God with all your heart.

In today’s blog post, I will be sharing a list of songs that ministered to me throughout the course of this month. I hope that you will be blessed by this song ministrations. Are you ready? Let’s get right into it.

Praise & Worship

1. Cece Winans: Believe For It

2. Chris McClarney: Breakthrough

3. Hillsong: Unending Love

4. Michael W. Smith: Draw Me Close

5. Israel Houghton: Your Presence Is Heaven

6. Matt Maher: Lord, I Need You

7. Hillsong: From The Inside Out

8. Dappy T Keys: Wait On The Lord

9. UpperRoom: Thank You Song + In Every Season

10. Nosa: We Raise A Sound ft. 121Selah

11. Deborah Darling: Victory

12. Elevation Worship: See A Victory

13. Collen Maluleke: Your Name is Holy

14. Common Hymnal: Heaven’s Here

15. Bethel: Champion

16. Dunsin Oyekan: Fellowship to Partnership

17. Kari Jobe: Healer

18. Chris Tomlin: Your Grace Is Enough

19. Cece Winans: Fill My Cup

20. Kalley Heiligenthal: In The Middle

21. Nicole C. Mullen: My Redeemer Lives

22. Isabel Davis: Wide As The Sky

23. Collen Maluleke: Glory To Glory

24. Abel Chungu Musuka: Father’s Child

25. Neyi Zimu: Another Level

26. Maverick City: Jubilee

27. Benjamin Dube: Ngilawule

28. Dunsin Oyekan: More Than A Song

29. Dare David: Eze

30. Moses Bliss: You I Live For

31. Neyi Zimu: He Loves Me

32. Deborah Darling ft Called Out Music: Faithful

33. Maverick City: Testify

Thank you for taking the time to read this blog post. God bless you all. Feel free to share any worship song (s) that ministered to you throughout the course of this month. I look forward to hearing from you 🥁🤗.

Hello February 📌

Welcome into Day 32 of 365 days. I hope that you are all doing well. It’s a new month everywhere in the world. Well, some places and people are seeing another day in February. It’s already the second month but before we know it, we will be crossing over into another year. It’s a new start of new things as this month has approached. Thank God for His grace that has sustained us. So far, 2021 has been good to me. I am alive and for that reason alone, I am grateful and committed to the journey ahead.

As we have embarked into a new month, it is my prayer that we will continue to march on fervently in all that we do. It’s a new year but so many people are still battling in the area of their minds. You see, God wants to do a new thing in our lives but we will never be able to experience the newness and unraveling of love personified when you are so conditioned to the old garments in your life. It’s time to reset and be immersed in the word of God. Scripture reminds us in Colossians 3:2 which says “Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.” When I think of things above, I’m reminded of the life of Jesus here on Earth. Although, He was residing physically here on Earth, His heart and mind was centered on Heaven. As believers, we are called to be set apart from the world but united with Christ. Setting our minds on things above requires us letting go of habits, our ways of living and allowing the Holy Spirit to redefine our lifestyles.

The month of February is usually defined as a love month. As believers, we know that love is the language of Christ. He is the true embodiment of love. As children belonging to Him, we are created and called to love those around us. Love is beyond a feeling. It is a commandment from our Heavenly Father. If Christ walked in love, we too are called to be living examples of Him wherever we go. Scripture reminds us in John 15:13 that “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” Jesus willingly laid down His life for us. Although many people find it difficult to understand the concept of Jesus dying for humanity, His commitment to the process is the reason why we are still here. For that reason, we must let our lights shine wherever we go so that others will also come to the knowledge of Jesus, our Savior and Friend.

What a friend we have in Jesus 🥁. Tis so sweet to trust in the name of the Lord. Such a privilege we have been given to call upon the name above all names. As we have crossed over into another month, it is my prayer that we will draw more nearer unto God. The more we seek the Lord, the more we will know Him. May we commit all our ways unto God. As another chapter has opened, I pray that we will make the most out of each day. Set your goals but don’t forget to seek God first above all things. No matter what storm may come our way, may we be reminded always that God is able to hush the waves and still the storm to a whisper. Our God is in Control. If God be for us, who can be against us?

May the month of February be full of grace, favor, love, and a fountain of joy and peace. May we arise and shine. Have faith greater than the mountain before us. May we conquer all our goals. May we make the Lord proud 🤗.

Happy Birthday 🎈 to all the February borns 🎉. God bless you all. May this be a month of celebration 🥁🍰. May the Lord surprise you. May your cup never run dry. To every marriage anniversary, may the Lord continue to fill your hearts with new joy and your home with peace. Cheers to the month of February 🥁.

Ignite 🔥

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.” – Matthew 5:6.

Reflection: Our deepest desire to grow spiritually in our walks with God requires a life that is totally surrendered. In a world where we are presented with many incentives, making the choice to take up the offering of Jesus is the best decision that one can ever make. As human beings, we have basic needs which includes food, clothing and shelter. Although, these are the three pillars of essential living, as believers we know that God is the chain supplier of everything that we will ever need in this life. Scripture tells us in Matthew 6:8 that God knows what we need before we ask Him. Our needs are not foreign to God. He is aware of our greatest desires but God wants us to hunger and thirst for righteousness that which is eternal. When we take a look at the word hunger, it simply means “having a strong desire or craving”. As believers, we can either choose to feed our spirit and starve our flesh or vice versa. Choosing to feed our spirit man is essential in our development as a believer. To hunger and thirst for righteousness is to deny your flesh and say “Yes” to the Holy Spirit. Experiencing the fullness of God’s presence requires intimacy. Intimacy is not snack for part time believers but rather a full course meal for those who are desperate and ready to seek the heart of the Father.

There is danger in seeking God solely for materialistic gains. Many believers seek God when they are need but abandon Him when they have received everything that their heart desires. Indeed, our Heavenly Father is a God of Abundance but our longing for God should surpass our quest of earthly possessions. It is obvious that certain desires of our hearts won’t always be deep in every season but our awareness of what sits on the throne of our hearts can aid in us seeking the help of the Holy Spirit more. Scripture reminds us in Matthew 4:4 that “Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.” Consuming your daily foods will not sustain you or heighten you spiritually. It is only the word of God that can satisfy you. Our key scripture makes it clear to us that “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.” There is a reward for those whose souls yearn for God. It is a promise that in seeking after the heart of God, they will be filled. Those who come empty will always leave fully satisfied and overflowing with oil that they cannot contain. Come and drink from the well. The Lord is already here waiting for you.

Prayer

1. Father, thank you for the invitation to come into your presence.

2. Lord, please give me an insatiable hunger for more of you.

3. Father, make me aware of the distractions in my life and teach me to be obedient in letting go of the things and the people that so easily besets me from giving you my undivided attention.

Scriptures To Ponder

“But whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” -John 4:14

“Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and ho believes in me will never be thirsty” -John 6:35

“Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost. Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy?” -Isaiah 55:1-2

“O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you, in a dry and weary land where there is no water” -Psalm 63:1

“My heart says of you, “Seek his face!” Your face, LORD, I will seek.” -Psalm 27:8

May our hearts response to God be a “Yes” always in every season.

Song of the day: William McDowell / Withholding Nothing

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

Memory Lane

“I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago. I will consider all your works and meditate on all your mighty deeds.” -Psalm 77:11-12

Reflection : A year ago on this day, the rain poured immensely. It was on that same day, I cried uncontrollably. I woke up, prepared for work. Right afterwards, I had a meeting to attend at church. Afterwards, I became saddened due to where I was in my life. All my life, I will walk or take buses to get to places. I love my job although it is retail, and I enjoy serving my customers, it’s not where I would love to be. You know having a job is not all about the amount of money you get paid but in this life, we have needs. I remember the day I got my retail job. The search all began when I needed funds to go on my first mission trip to Uganda. I was a recent graduate looking for a job but the search wasn’t easy at all. Looking for a job isn’t easy unless you have connections, then the process wouldn’t be as tedious. As I walked, I recalled all these moments. I remember the rain poured even more heavily but I didn’t want to stand and wait for the bus. Although I knew my walk home would be thirty minutes and some change, I just knew that I needed to speak to the Lord. As I walked, the rain poured, watering every soil as I treaded upon the journey back home. As I drew close to home, I saw the word peace two times. Right in that moment, I was reminded of the candle that I saw earlier at work that said peace. I totally forgot about that candle but God always has a way of reminding us of the things that which are forgotten. Even in the midst of my tears, I saw the crossing guard that always stops the cars for so that I can cross. She stopped and all she said was “I will be praying for you”. I continued along the path, crossing bridges to get home only to see a tree surrounded with birds tweeting. I stopped and listened while staring at the birds. It was in that moment that my face lit and my heart became light again. God has a way of wiping away the tears and reminding us that even amidst everything, He is right there with us.

A year later…

Today, the sun rose and the weather was so beautiful. As I journeyed to work, my mind traveled back in time. It was there that I was reminded of something my mom always reminds me of “Nothing is permanent”. I walked into work, as I listened to Benjamin Dube and Spirit of Praise. I clocked in and started my shift shortly afterwards. It was an awesome day. I take joy in serving God’s people. God knows I love my customers. Although they can be a handful at times, they are a blessing in so many ways. I look forward to serving them daily. I share this to say that, there comes a time in our lives when the storms of life will arise, even in those times, God is there to remind us of His love and peace that surpasses all our understandings. Looking back at this time last year, I was just in that place of not knowing what was next but even right in the valley, I cried out to God. Though I may not be where I want to be, there is still purpose in my existence. With each day that unfolds, God is working out all things together for our good. No matter what you are currently going through, may you be reminded that there is no experience too small for God to use for His glory. May you continue to walk with God by faith and not by sight. May you draw nearer to God and seek His face always.

We all have a story to tell. Share yours, so that others will be encouraged and moreover receive their breakthrough. In sharing your story, God will receive the Glory.

Welcome Home 📌

“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. “The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.” -Luke 15:20-21

Reflection: When I think about the love of God, I am so often reminded of the parable of the prodigal son. Of all the parables that Jesus spoke about, the story of the prodigal son resonates immensely to many of us, depicting our personal journeys with the Lord. The story of the prodigal son begins by Jesus telling of a man who had two sons. The youngest of them all requested from the father a portion of the estate as an inheritance. Upon receiving his request, the youngest son ventured on his own journey to squander his wealth in wild living. After spending all he had received, a season of famine came which left him impoverished and in dire need of food. With no where to find food, this son hired himself out to a citizen of a country, where he was sent to the fields to feed pigs. In his quest to satisfy his longings, he hungers for the food that are fed to the pigs but no one offered him anything.

After a long time of wandering and allowing pride to get the best of him, this young man came back to his senses. He recognized his faults, repents and in that moment, remembers his Father. Like the prodigal son, we too have wronged our Heavenly Father. We have ventured on many roads that almost led us into the pathway of destruction. We received all that the Father offered us but still yet we were rebellious. Yet still, the heart of the Father never changed towards us but much rather, Jesus awaited us with open arms. With compassion and love, the Father draws us nearer unto Him. He celebrates us by calling forth a welcome home party, crowning us with joy meanwhile displaying his love towards us.

The story of the prodigal son demonstrates the love of the Father towards His children. It also illustrates humility, reconciliation and repentance. No matter how far you are on the road, the Lord is waiting for you with open arms. He is inviting you into His presence. He longs for your return back home. Come as you are child.

Prayer Point

1. Father, I thank you for each of your sons and daughters, coming back home to you. Draw them nearer unto you.

2. Thank you Lord for the privilege of knowing you; to be called your child. I lift up everyone that doesn’t know you. Lord open up their hearts to receive you. Remove every veil and remind your children of their identity.

3. Lord, I thank you for your compassion and love towards us. Your love for us is unchangeable. Like a river, it overflows reaching the depths of our soul. Even when we were unlovable, you love us anyway. You welcome us back home 🏠.

See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.

1 John 3:1

Thank you for taking the time to read this blog post. May we continue to pray for our brothers and sisters who haven’t accepted Jesus as their Personal Lord and Savior. May we not become silent in sharing the Gospel. Spread the Good News that all May taste and see that the Lord is Good. God bless you 🙏🏿

Let’s Talk: Birthdays 🎈

If it is your birthday, make some noise 🎉🥁. Throw your hands in the air. Slide to the left. Slide to the ride. Cha Cha slide real slow and count your blessings and name them one by one. I’ve come to say “Happy Birthday” to all my birthday celebrants in this month of January. No, it is not my birthday month but every birthday is worth the cause of celebration. It is such a blessing to celebrate you all throughout the course of this month. You see, birthdays are a big deal to me. When it is someone’s birthday, they are extremely special. For me, they are a whole King & Queen. It’s not to say that on any given day, they aren’t special. Everyone is special in their own way. I share this to say that many times, there are people in our lives who don’t feel special enough especially on their birthday.

Why are birthdays a big deal to me? Well, for me I believe that just for the mere fact that one is able to see another year of life is a call for celebration. You were only born once so therefore, your entrance into the world is a time of remembrance and rejoicing. You are a big deal. Don’t let anyone downplay you on your special day.

How do you feel when people forget your birthday? Hmm, great question. Looking back on years, I would have to say that when people forgot my birthday, it was a bit sad especially considering the person being my friend. When it’s my birthday, I don’t expect much but saying happy birthday matters. Some people may expect gifts or throw a party but I don’t expect any of those things. If you choose to give, that’s fine. It’s the thought that matters and I will forever be grateful.

What are ways people can remember ones birthday? I would start by saying know what works best for you. For example, considering myself, I remember dates. I do not write down people’s birthdays on my calendar or notebook but that’s not the case for everyone. So if you are aware of how you operate, then it would be helpful in the tools that you will use to help you better remember your friend and loved ones birthday. You can either have a journal, use Facebook as a reminder or write the dates on your phone calendar. The truth is people can get tired year after year when people say “I don’t remember dates.” If you don’t remember the date, ask that individual but take the time to write it down. If we are honestly speaking, everyone is going through their own things but either ways, people remember what is important to them.

Why do certain people overlook the importance of celebrating birthdays? For the most part, a lot of these issues stem from one’s upbringing. Maybe growing up, your birthday was just seen as a regular birthday. Even your parents saying happy birthday to you was never apart of the story you will like to tell. You cannot recall anytime you celebrated your birthday. For a few people, their birthday serves as a reminder of pain they experienced. Everyone has their own experiences but do not allow your past experiences to become a hindrance in doing better and acquiring wisdom.

Things one can do for their friend or loved ones on their birthdays.

1. Send them a text or call them

2. Package a gift of all the things they love ( books, towel, journal and etc. )

3. Get them a gift card

4. Take them out to their favorite restaurant

5. Pray for them / Speak over their lives

6. Buy them a birthday card / cake 🧁

7. Spend time together taking pictures/ creating memories

Once again, happy birthday to everyone celebrating their birthdays in this month of January. God bless you. May you walk in victory and may you experience all the fullness of God’s blessings for your life.

Thank you for taking the time to read this blog post. I hope that you were able to take some key points away from this post. Please, take the time to celebrate the people in your life. They are worth celebrating so make every opportunity count and keep radiating for God’s glory.

Open Heavens

Scripture: “When Jacob awoke from his sleep, he thought, “Surely the Lord is in this place, and I was not aware of it.” He was afraid and said, “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God; this is the gate of heaven.”-Genesis 28:16-17

Welcome into Day 3 of 365 days. I hope that your year has started up on a good note and that you are all doing well. Today is the first Sunday of the year and guess what it snowed when the weather clearly said it was going to rain. No one expected it but that didn’t stop me from going to praise the Lord. Hooray 🥁💃🏿. It was such an awesome time in the presence of the Lord. The joy of worshipping and being among my fellow brothers and sisters brought a smile to my face. There’s absolutely nothing like being in the presence of the Lord.

So in today’s service, my pastor began a message series titled “The Blessed Life”. We started with part one of the message entitled Open Heavens. In today’s blog post, I will be sharing some of the major key notes that ministered to me throughout the message. I hope that you are blessed and encouraged.

Sermon Notes 📝

1. Open Heaven is the access and nearness of Heaven to Earth. We can experience an open heaven. We don’t have to go to Heaven to experience exceedingly and abundantly beyond all that we could ever imagine.

2. Open Heaven isn’t necessary a physical nearness because there’s no place here on Earth that is physically close to Heaven.

3. In the book of Ezekiel 1:1, which reads “Now it came to pass in the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, in the fifth day of the month, as I was among the captives by the river of Chebar, that the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of God.” It was a suddenly open Heaven experience for Ezekiel.

4. We as believers must align ourselves with what is going on in Heaven. Even though God is speaking, there is no nearness because it is too cloudy.

5. An open Heaven always follows a season of prayer.

6. Is your life dedicated to prayer? Anytime you dedicate your life to a season of prayer and fasting, you are taking on a force. Daniel was an exemplary of what it looks like to wage war yet still stand firm on the Lord.

7. We don’t get victory because we stop praying. Many times we are unaware of the power in our prayers.

8. Every believer must have a season of prayer and fasting. Don’t just rely on the church to call forth fasting but rather build your relationship with God.

9. One thing about open Heaven is that there’s easy communication. People who you never thought would know the Lord, would come to know Him.

Thank you for taking the time to read this blog post. God bless you 🙏🏿. Please feel free to share what you learned at church today. I look forward to hearing from you.

New Life

“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.” -Psalm 139:13-15

Hello January 📌

Happy New Year everyone 🥁. My people, we made it into another year. We crossed the seas and survived the mighty winds of 2020. Today serves as Day 1 of 365. Its the start of a new chapter, day, and a whole year. I am ecstatic and filled with joy. I crossed over into the New Year by spending time with my church family praising our way through the night. My goodness! Words cannot explain what an awesome time it was being in the house of the Lord. I take delight in every moment abiding in the vineyard. There is absolutely nothing like spending time in God’s presence.

Rejoice in the goodness and faithfulness of our God. As one door has closed and another chapter has opened, it is my prayer that we will seize every moment. Today is a gift that many people did not get to see. By God’s grace, you and I are still alive. Despite what 2020 looked like, we didn’t burn but much rather God preserved us. He made a way for us. Being alive is nothing to take lightly. Having breath in our lungs without relying on oxygen to breathe is a miracle. We get to do what we love and spend time with our families. For many people, the start of a new year is bittersweet but if we are being honest, 2021, is a year that many people were looking forward to, due to the unprecedented situations that 2020 presented to us.

As we have embarked on this journey that is afresh before our eyes, it is my prayer that we will seek the Lord all the more. It is so easy to forget the Lord when everything is going well in our lives but much rather easy to remember Him when we are faced with difficulties. Although, God is present, He longs for us to seek Him in every season of our lives. We need Him more than we could ever think or imagine. Maybe your relationship with God isn’t where you desire for it to be, but I want to remind you today that, you can start this journey with the Lord again. Start by repenting of your sins and invite the Lord into your life. As long as you still have breath in your lungs, you can have a restored relationship with the Lord. The Lord awaits you. Come into His presence and find Him there waiting for you all along.

When starting a new journey, it is quite easy for thoughts to run through our minds. Fear becomes the catalyst when faith is supposed to be the supremacy in our lives. It is my prayer that as we march forward in this year 2021, we will put our trust in God. We will not give any room for fear to make home in our lives. Scripture reminds us in Proverbs 3:5-6 that we should “Trust in the Lord with all our heart
and lean not on our own understanding; in all our ways submit to him, and he will make our paths straight.” God is always waiting for us. He has the Master Plan. He is the captain of the ship but must learn to trust in Him. We can try to row the boat on our own but God will always be in Control.

May this new year be a chapter signifying goodness, hope, love, abundant peace and God’s greatest blessings. May all that you set your mind to do be accomplished in Jesus name. In all your ways, seek the Lord ( Matthew 6:33 ). “Commit to the Lord whatever you do and He will establish your plans” ( Proverbs 16:3 ). In this year 2021, may this be the year that you use your God-given gifts 🎁 . Do not sleep on your gifts and expect room to be made for you among kings ( Proverbs 18:16 ). Wherever you tread your foot upon, may you spread the light that lives with you. You are the salt and light of the world. Arise and shine boldly for God to be known everywhere. As you continue to abide in the Lord, you will bear fruit that will last. In this year 2021, lack is not of your portion because we serve a God who does exceedingly and abundantly more than we can ask or imagine. As you venture into each day, ask the Holy Spirit to speak to you. Scripture tells us in John 10:27 that God’s sheep hear His voice. In this year, your ears will be sharpened and in tuned with the Lord’s voice. As you seek the Lord, you will know Him more. The more you know Him, you will fall deeper in love with Him. 2021, is your year. Claim it by faith and walk with the Lord as He outpours His wisdom concerning every area of your life.

Congratulations 🎁🎉🥁. You made it to see another year. The God who sustained you will be with you through the year 2021. In this year, blossom. Like flower, flourish. Let no one get in the way of you blooming gracefully and beautifully. Expand your horizon. Ask the Lord to connect you with the right people at the right place and at the right time. Renew your mind ( Romans 12:2) Be aligned with God’s plans and purpose for your life by learning the essence of abiding in His presence. Be aware of the distractions in your life. Take responsibility for your actions. Don’t allow fear and procrastination to rob you from reaching higher heights and accomplishing your goals. Stay focused. Have an accountability partner and be okay in the place of correction. May this be the year where you grow deeper in your place of prayer and praise. You will not grow tired and weary ( Galatians 6:9 ). You will receive strength and soar like an eagle. Cheers to all the wonderful plans that God has in stored for you and I in 2021 🙌🏿🤗🥁

Above is a calendar. Take an account for everything that you do in this month. Stay focused and watch yourself blossom like never before. I will say it again, flourish. Make the Lord proud. Make your heart glad. Stay the course and run this race with grace.

Thank you for taking the time to read this blog post. May you experience the joy, love, abundant peace and God’s greatest blessings to you. God bless your hearts ❤️🤗

Dear 2020 ✍🏿

As the year is drawing to a close, its imperative that we take the time to reflect. 2020 has been fully loaded but as we prepare for a new year, let us soak in the few hours left in this year. When I look over the course of this year, all I can say is “thank you Lord”. God has been good to me. I admit that 2020 had its rough moments but amidst the calamities, I am still alive today. Many people didn’t make it to see this day but by God’s grace, we made it. The seas roared but the Lord calmed it. As the new year is fast approaching us, may we not allow the storms that came our way to hinder us from giving God all the praise that He deserves. He is still worthy of every song that we could ever sing. If we had a thousand songs, it still won’t be enough to say thank you.

At the start of every year, there is this excitement that brews from within us. Like a little child, we are filled with joy in hopes of what the new year will bring. Looking back over this year, many can attest that 2020 was full of unexpected events. In the course of this year, so many people passed away. We were all hit with a pandemic which cost many people’s lives. The world was on pause for a very long time. Beneath the mask, there was unspeakable pain that people were facing. 2020 was a rushing wind but even through it all, God kept us.

If you are are alive today, know that there is purpose to your existence. You are not alive by coincidence. For the mere fact that you made it to see the last month of the year calls for a celebration. Listen, even right now, someone is taking their last breath. Someone is on oxygen but by God’s grace, you are functioning well. Please do not take the gift of today for granted. It’s not something to take lightly. Rather, you should be grateful that God preserved you. There is still so much to be thankful for. You may not have been able to travel to places you wanted to go, but you are still alive. You may have lost your job and the rent was overdue but God made a way for you. You may have been in the hospital for months but you came out and that alone is a reason for you to be thankful. The tears may have fell more than you could’ve imagined but through it all, you are standing. Don’t be silent, share your story. Testify of the goodness of God in your life.

In order for a new door to open, many times a former one has to close. As we say goodbye to the year 2020, may we not forget the many lessons that we have learned. May we tread upon the new chapter ahead of us with hope, faith and peace. There is so much in stored for each of us. God isn’t finished yet. He is still at work but we must learn to seek Him daily. May we not forget the Lord as we march forward into a new year. May all that we have taken place in this year serve as a reminder that we need God all the more.

I want to take this time to say thank you for everyone that has been apart of this blogger family. For all the new members, I welcome you with love, joy and a warm embrace. I’m grateful for every opportunity, we get to communicate and share the love of God with one another. May the Lord bless and keep you all. Cheers to what 2021 has in stored for each of us. Celebrate 🎉. You made it into the last day of the year 🥁💃🏿. Rejoice! God is Good and His love endures forever.

“Forget the former things;
do not dwell on the past.
See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland. -Isaiah 43:18-19