One Desire

Scripture: 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

To seek God, is to know Him all the more. You and I were created to have fellowship with the Father but too often we get so caught up in the lifestyle of this world that we don’t make time in our schedule to seek the Lord wholeheartedly. God is calling each of us to return back to His presence. It is in the presence of our Heavenly Father that we experience communion and the depth of the Father’s love for us.

  • What are your heart desires in this season of your life?
  • What is seated on the throne of your heart, where God needs to be seated?
  • What are you willing to do to draw nearer unto God?

As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God? -Psalm 42:1-3

In our pursuit to know God, He encounters us. Pursuit began long ago before we came to the knowledge of God. Scripture tells us about David’s yearning for more of God’s presence. David understood that life without intimacy with God was unfulfilling. Instead of seeking things surrounding Him, David chose to dwell in the presence of His Maker. Each day, God invites us into His loving arms. He longs for us to draw nearer unto Him. For Christ alone, is our Rock Eternal. David was aware of God’s presence. His soul longed for the depth of God. He wasn’t comfortable with the basics. He wanted a deeper fellowship with the Father.

  • Do you know God as a living God?
  • Who and what have you been turning to instead of God?
  • How hungry and thirsty are you for the Lord?

You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water. -Psalm 63:1

Like David, we have been given the privilege to know God. In a world where so many people are searching for answers, the truth has been revealed to us. In fact, God is still unraveling so much of His character to us each day. God longs for each of us to know Him. What good is it for us to exist and not really live? In the same way, what good is it to roam this world without knowing the purpose by which you were created? David cried out to God. His hunger for God was so intense that He couldn’t help but pour out his heart before the Father. David was aware of the foundation of his faith. No one could tell David who his God was because His foundation was built on Christ alone. David desires the presence of God over the gifts that can be presented to Him. David sought the Lord and He surely encountered Him.

  • Do you truly know the Lord?
  • What is the basis of your relationship with God?
  • When was the last time you spent quality time with the Lord?

When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?”They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets. But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” -Matthew 16:13-16

To know Jesus, is to fall more deeper in love with Him. For so many people, their knowledge of Jesus is based on information that others have told them. Knowing Jesus for themselves is a heart work that they are not willing to undergo. They rather stick to the pieces of the puzzles they are familiar with, than to pick up the pieces of the puzzle and learn more. In this scripture, we clearly see man’s description of Christ but not a revelatory one in the beginning stages. It wasn’t until Jesus asked Simon Peter, “Who do you say I am?” before He was able to give a response. See, Simon Peter was among the rest of the disciples but He didn’t make a remark until Jesus asked of Him. We have got to get to that point where we become comfortable with every information that is given to us without first seeking the Source. The world offers information but the word breathes revelation. Jesus is life and we are made alive in Him. It is His desire that all men will come to the knowledge of Him. Jesus desires intimacy not religion. His heart beats for a relationship with us but we’ve got to stop dabbling with the world.

  • Who do you say Jesus is?
  • Who are you surrounded by and what do they say about the Lord of your life?
  • What are some unbiblical doctrines you need to get rid of?
  • Are you ready to know the Lord for yourself if you don’t already know Him?

In order for us to make Christ known, we must first seek to know Him above all else. To know Christ is the foundation of our faith walk. May we take delight in knowing the Lord. As we make room for the King, the more we become kingdom minded and are able to receive His grace, love and everything else that His presence offers us. In receiving, we then are able to extend that which has been given unto those who haven’t experienced the abundant life which is found in Christ alone. Let us go deep and grow deeper in our walk with God. Return to your first love. Jesus, is waiting for you.

Hello September 🥁

Hi everyone! I hope that you are all doing well. It’s been a while since I last checked in on here. It’s been an interesting month thus far and I look forward to sharing with you all in a later post about this month. We are officially on Day 265 of 366. I trust that the month of September has been treating you all well. It’s the ninth month and we know what that means ; we are close to the end of the year. So with that in mind, I want to remind you all to press on forward. Philippians 3:13 reminds us of this “Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead I press ontoward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” As each day unfolds, may we be reminded of that which is eternal. May we run this race with grace. With God by our side, we have already won the victory.

As the sun rises and the sunsets each day, may we take the time to praise the Lord. May we not forget whereHe has brought us from and who He is in spite of everything going on. May we fix our eyes on Jesus, who is the author and the finisher of our faith. May we seek to know God more. Go deeper, so that you can go higher with the Lord. May we make room for the Lord to occupy our hearts. It’s about the Lord. Our life belongs to Him. Let God have His way in your life.

Scripture Reflections

A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world. So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.

John 14:21-22

Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air. No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize. 1 Corinthians 9:24-27

Let’s Talk : September

1. How is the month of September coming along so far for you?

2. What are three things you have learned about yourself, people and life throughout this month?

3. What is the state of your mental, physical, emotional and financial status?

Stay Focused. Stay the Course. Don’t Give Up. Press Forward With Christ. Wear the Victor’s Crown 👑

Free To Worship

In the presence of God, there is freedom to worship. There is no place I’ll rather be than to dwell in the house of the Lord. You and I were created to worship. If the birds can sing a new song every morning unto the Lord, so will I. God is worthy of all our praise. Despite the currency of our nation, God has been faithful to us. Its been eight months and by His grace, we still alive and standing. As long as we have breath in our lungs, let us take the time to give God everything that He deserves; worship the Lord. With outstretched arms, release a new sound of worship. Magnify the Lord. Outpour your praise to the King of Kings.

As the month of August is drawing to a close, its officially that time, where I share with you all, the songs that ministered to me throughout the course of this month. I absolutely love listening to worship songs. I enjoy being in that atmosphere of worship; giving thanks to the Lord. Psalm 29:2 says, “Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness.” Because of who the Lord is, let us give Him the praise. We worship the Lord not solely because of what He is doing in our lives but for the mere fact of who He is. So I’ve come to praise and share with you all song ministrations for this month. Sit back, relax and enjoy 🥁.

Praise & Worship

1. Victoria Tunde : You Give Life

2. Jada Mayson : Son of God, Son of Mine

3. Lydia Kabs : My Purpose*

4. Tasha Cobbs Leonard : This Is A Move

5. Jimmy D Psalmist : I Trust In You

6. Jason Nelson : Forever*

7. Folabi Nuel & Ty Bello : Thank You For Loving Me

8. MOG Music : Be Lifted

9. Lydia Kabs : Yesu Elonga ( Jesus, My Victory )

10. Joe Mettle : My Everything

11. Fred Hammond : Be Magnified*

12. Sinach : Great Are You Lord

13. Maverick City : Promises

14. Israel & New Breed : Trading My Sorrows

15. Brenden Praise : Hallelujah Nkateko

16. Deborah Darling : Victory

17. Common Hymnal : Come And Tear Down The Walls

18. Hillsong : Cornerstone

19. Benjamin Dube : You Will Never Leave Me

20. Brenden Praise : Jesus Be The Centre/ Semphete

21. Benjamin Dube ft Mahalia Buchanan: Sovereign God

22. Moses Bliss : Too Faithful*

23. Todd Dulaney : Victory Belongs To Jesus

24. Elevation Worship: Never Lost ft. Tauren Wells

25. Common Hymnal : New Name*

26. Jubilee Worship : Atmosphere Shift

27. Bethel Music : Champion

28. Common Hymnal : Heaven’s Here*

29. Vertical Worship: Faithful Now

30. William McDowell ft Tasha Cobbs Leonard : Even Now

31. Hillsong : Hosanna

32. Common Hymnal: The Kingdom Is Yours

33. Jon Jones & Dee Wilson : Yahweh

34. Common Hymnal : Grace Came Running

35. Hillsong : Valentine

Thank you for taking the time to read this blog post. Feel free to share any worship songs that ministered to you 🙌🏿💃🏿🤗. Remain in the atmosphere of worship. Lay it all down and surrender. Give God your best, for He alone is worthy of all the praise. Stay Blessed & Rooted In Christ.

The Voice of Faith

Question of the day: Do you still believe in the promises of the Lord? Have you lost hope and what is the currency/level of your faith in this season?

Living our lives in response to what Christ did for us on the Cross of Calvary should be the attitude and the lifestyle of the believer. Scripture makes it clear to us that God knows the plans He has for us. He is aware of our beginning, middle and end. Unlike human beings, we create our agendas in hopes that everything will go as we have it planned which doesn’t always go our way.

Jeremiah 29:11, is a promise; a divine assurance of God’s purposes for each of His children. The word of God is true but we must continually abide, cloth ourselves with the word and be anchored in the hope that we have in Christ Jesus. We serve a God who is faithful and sovereign. His character changes not in any given season. He is who He says He is. Scripture reminds us that “And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O Lord, have not forsaken whose who seek you.” (Psalm 9:10) We are God’s seed and as a Good Father, God waters us daily. Where we choose to put our faith in highlights the condition of our hearts.

Having faith doesn’t undermine our current circumstances but much rather, it draws our hearts to our Heavenly Father. God longs for each of us to experience Him and the abundant life that is found only in Him. It’s in seeking the face of God that we become aligned with His plans for our lives. Faith is a seed and gift given to us by the Holy Spirit. Everyone has faith in something but what one chooses to believe in is a choice. With every decision made, there is a consequence. Though we haven’t seen God, we have experienced Him with our eyes of faith.

As believers, we can stand firm in our hope in Christ Jesus. We don’t have to be faithless and hopeless people wandering in search of bread when we have already tasted and drank the living water. Everything we need is found in Christ. So often, though we have received, we go in search for more things to satisfy our souls only for us to still remain in that empty state. True satisfaction can only be found in Christ whose well never runs dry.

As we continue to run the race, may we learn to fix our eyes on Jesus. May we take delight in knowing that God’s reward is far much greater that what the world can offer unto us. Your ways are not God’s ways. The reality of your future can only be seen through the lens of faith. Lay down your agendas and surrender your life unto God. For He is the director and orchestrator of your life. He who has promised and is faithful in keeping firm to that which He has planted; watering it that all things may be complete and fruitful, showcasing His glory.

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

Love Reigns

Hi everyone. I hope that you are all doing well. How was your week? Did you do anything fun this weekend? If so, feel free to share with me in the comment section.

As the weekend is drawing to an end and another week is fast approaching, I’m just stopping by to remind you that God loves you so much. Yes, for some of us, we hear this saying a lot but don’t actually believe it. For a few of us, we need this reminder from time to time. Either ways, God still loves us and has never stopped and will continue to love on us. As a new week is around the the corner, it is my prayer that you will experience God’s love for you like never before. It will not just be mere words spoken to you but you will truly experience the outpouring of God’s love for you and walk in it.

As we take a step into another week, may our hearts be filled with praise and may we continue to lift the name of God above every other name. May we draw nearer unto God by being intentional in spending time in His presence. In the book of Joshua 1:8, we are reminded yet commanded to “Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.” The word of God is our sword. It is an essential in our lives. It’s not an option but rather a necessity. Without God, we are nothing. We need the Lord daily. As love overflows, may we spend time at the feet of the One who supplies all that we need. Have a blessed week ahead 🙏🏿🤗

Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens,

your faithfulness to the skies.

Your righteousness is like the highest mountains, your justice like the great deep.

Psalm 36:5-6

Acts of Kindness

*Think of one thing you can do for someone this week and just do it with all of your heart ❤️. You are blessed to be a blessing.

Take the time to reach out to your friends and loved ones as we thread upon a new week. Make time for those you love.

Cheers to a new week 🙌🏿. Let’s keep our eyes fixed on Jesus. Let’s conquer our goals and may we spread the love of Christ to everyone that we meet 😊. We are the salt & light for God’s Glory.

Bundle of Joy

My heart is so full of joy and here is the reason; a baby 🍼 is about to enter this world. Today was such an awesome time of celebration. From the food, music, interacting with people, taking pictures, playing games to just seeing the smile on my friends face as she smiled and walked around cradling a beautiful blessing, brewed a greater joy within my soul. On this special day, I celebrated a close friend of mine who is literally a sister to me. When I tell you, God makes no mistakes when He places people into your life, it’s the truth. So I actually met my friend a few years ago. It was my last year in college. We had the same Vital Statistics class but we never came in contact before to have any type of conversation. I had seen her in my previous college but never interacted. So back in college, there was this specific computer lab I would go to right after class. If you were looking for me, that was my number one spot. It was in that same spot, I would spend hours writing poetry and completing assignments. One given day, I was sitting outside of the computer lab doing the usual ( writing poetry ) when another friend of mine came to ask me a question and guess who was there with her ( SK). I remember this moment so well. It was in this specific spot I sat literally everyday after class that God made it possible for me to meet my close friend now. I remember our first conversation. Me: Talking about classes and the Lord. Like, I literally just met SK and yes I’m sharing about the Lord. Well, that’s me for you. It was in that very moment she shared her testimony about how she gave her life to Christ. Then the tears rolled out of our eyes.

Fast forward, I graduated college but still had one more year to go. Right there and then, we exchanged numbers. One sudden day, she messaged me about starting her journey with the Lord and ever since that day, our friendship has bloomed. It was God’s orchestration and it has been a blessing so far and I look forward to God’s plans for us. From praying together, doing Bible plans on the Holy Bible App, going shopping and taking pictures even with our mask on, attending Bible study, baby shopping and just enjoying the simple things in life, I’m thankful for such a wonderful friend and God’s gift in my life. Distance apart but close at heart. On this day, I celebrate you and the beautiful gift that is about to enter this world. You are a blessing and I know that you will be a great mother. With God on your side, all things are possible. Look to the Lord always. He is your greatest teacher. He is your strength, joy, peace and so much more. May God who makes all things beautiful, continue to beautify all that concerns you. SK, you are so deeply loved.

Sweet Child, can’t wait to meet you 🙏🏿

“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

Children are a heritage from the LORD, offspring a reward from him

Psalm 127:3

Celebrate the wonderful friends in your life 🥁😊. Every moment you get to appreciate an awesome friend, never take it for granted. Good friends are hard to come by but with God’s leading, He will surely bring the right people your way. Everyone we encounter in this life is for a purpose. God’s precious gifts are a blessing, so cherish each one of them. You are one of them and you are loved. Count your blessings and name them one by one 🙌🏿✨🎈

Light & Love,

Karen 💓😘

The Foundation

“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.” -Matthew 7:24-27

One of the greatest determiner of a man’s foundation is usually factored in when the storms of life sets in unexpectedly. Scripture reminds us in John 16:33 that in this life, we will have trouble. It reads, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” In Isaiah 54:10, we are reminded that “Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you.” As believers, we will go through trying times in this world but we have Christ, who is our solid rock. In Him, we can stand secure.

What is your foundation? As believers, we must know our foundation. We can utter with our mouths that Christ is our foundation but when the storms of life crashes into our premises, what language does our heart speak in those times? Who do we cling unto in those times? What is the condition of our hearts when the rain pours uncontrollably and the sun hasn’t risen?

When we take a look at the illustration that Jesus made with the two builders, we can clearly see a distinction between the two constructors. The wise and the foolish builders both had a building but the foundation became more visible when the storm came unannounced. In this life, our foundations will be shaken and tested at any given season of our lives.

“And the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on the house.” -Matthew 7:24

Though the rain pours and the winds blow, if our foundation is built on Christ, nothing will be shaken. The test will come but we will stand strong and undefeated. As believers, we must know our foundation. When we are unaware of our cornerstone, it is easy for us to get swayed by the systems of this world.

When the whirlwind passes by, the wicked is no more, but the righteous has an everlasting foundation.

Proverbs 10:25

As a mother knows her child and can determine the voice of her heartbeat, we too must know the Lord. Too many believers don’t know the Lord. They simply leave their belief on their doorstep and live life in search of newer grounds. When we don’t know our foundation, we find safety in the arms of our neighbors and make their belief our security blanket.

“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.”

Hearing the word of God isn’t enough just as building a home without the building blocks won’t keep the home grounded. James 1:22-23 stated it best “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like.” The word of God is our daily bread. It is the supplement we need to intake every day.

“Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it? For if you lay the foundation and are not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule you, saying, ‘This person began to build and wasn’t able to finish.” Like 14:28-30

Check your foundation! Is it rooted in Christ?

As believers, we must recognize that the foundation has already been laid. Jesus is our foundation. He is the ultimate cornerstone. We must stop allowing people to determine who our God is and where He is seated. Scripture reminds us that “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” (See Hebrews 13:8). Whether one believes that Jesus is real or not, He will continue to remain the same. The Lord changes not; He is still the constant in my life.

When you don’t know who you are in Christ, you make room for others to tell you who you are and what to believe in. You must know your position in Christ. The house is already built and your identity is found in Christ alone.

When our foundation is built on the systems of this world, when the rain starts falling, our home begins to shake but when our foundation is built on the Lord, even the rain can not destroy what is already established by the Maker of Heaven and Earth.

As I reflected upon this scripture, it reminded me of a folktale I read as a little girl about the three little pigs.

“Once upon a time there was an old mother pig who had three little pigs and not enough food to feed them. So when they were old enough, she sent them out into the world to seek their fortunes. The first little pig was very lazy. He didn’t want to work at all and he built his house out of straw. The second little pig worked a little bit harder but he was somewhat lazy too and he built his house out of sticks. Then, they sang and danced and played together the rest of the day.

The first little pig was very lazy. He didn’t want to work at all and he built his house out of straw. The second little pig worked a little bit harder but he was somewhat lazy too and he built his house out of sticks. Then, they sang and danced and played together the rest of the day. The third little pig worked hard all day and built his house with bricks. It was a sturdy house complete with a fine fireplace and chimney. It looked like it could withstand the strongest winds.

The next day, a wolf happened to pass by the lane where the three little pigs lived; and he saw the straw house, and he smelled the pig inside. He thought the pig would make a mighty fine meal and his mouth began to water. So he knocked on the door and said:

Little pig! Little pig!
Let me in! Let me in!

But the little pig saw the wolf’s big paws through the keyhole, so he answered back:

No! No! No! 
Not by the hairs on my chinny chin chin!

To read more about the three little pigs, you can google it or get a copy at your library.

Quote: Let us not sigh, but sing. All is well however hard the wind blows. -Charles Spurgeon

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

Matthew 6:33

May we stand firm in Christ alone in every season. He is our God who changes not. The storms of life may arise but so will our God! Know your foundation! Stay rooted and firmly planted so that when the storms of life draw near to your premises, you will not be shaken and tossed away. Know your foundation! When you know where you are seated and who is with you, you will not be moved. Know your foundation! It is the secret to living a victorious life through Christ Jesus.

Thank you for taking the time to read this blog post. I hope that you were blessed 🙏🏿. God bless you 😊

Hello August

It’s already the month of August. We are currently on Day 217 of 366. Can you believe it. A whole seven months have passed and now we are in the eighth month. We thank God for the grace to be alive and the privilege to be still standing amidst everything that is currently going on in our nation. In spite of the storm, God is still on the throne.

It is my prayer that in this month of August, that we will praise the Lord like never before. We would not allow anything to stand in the way of us worshipping the Lord. As we fix our eyes on the Lord, the eyes of our hearts will be enlightened. The presence of the Lord will be our dwelling place. Like David we will surely say “Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere;
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked.” (See Psalm 84:10). There’s no place I’ll rather be but in the presence of the Lord.

The presence of God is a gift. It’s in the presence of the Lord that we experience freedom, joy, peace, and everything that God has set in place. May you experience the refreshing of the Lord. As you abide in His presence. May your heart be settled and at peace. As we turn the page, let us rejoice. Scripture reminds us to “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” (See 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18). Even in the midst of life’s challenges, let us rejoice.

As we have marched on into this month of August, may we stay focused on God and also our goals. The months are flying by and time waits on no man. May we be intentional in all that we do. Even as we pursue our goals, let us not forget to first commit everything unto God. May we experience the peace, joy, grace and favor that the month of August has in stored. God is with you. Remember that even on days when times get tough. May we lean on Christ, our eternal rock and loving Father.

Eight months 💃🏿. We thank God for gracing us with the gift of a new month. May the Lord surprise you and may you find favor before God and in the presence of men. Have a blessed month 🥁🙏🏿

Sacrifice of Praise

“You must not worship the Lord your God in their way. But you are to seek the place the Lord your God will choose from among all your tribes to put his Name there for his dwelling.” Deuteronomy 12:4-5

Question of the day: When you think of the word sacrifice, what comes to mind? Now with your response, compare sacrifice and praise. What correlation/distinction do both words hold true to the character of Christ?

As believers, we are created to worship the Lord. From the very beginning of creation, God created all things (living) for His glory. We exist for a purpose. Our existence isn’t purposeless but much rather meaningful. When God created us, He had a great intent in mind. God made no mistake when He formed us in our mother’s womb. It was the genesis of all things made alive.

As children made in the image of God, we are created to worship. We have so much to be thankful for but so often throughout this journey with the Lord, we face different sets of trials that causes us to rather faint instead of leaning unto grace. Scripture reminds us that “And the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.” (See 1 Peter 5:10). Though we face challenges, we are reminded that God will restore us and make as firm and strong in Him. John 4:23 reminds us that “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.

Our hearts is what our Heavenly Father wants and desires for all His children. Matthew 15:8-9 points us to a powerful revelation. It reads, “These people draw near to Me with their mouth, And honor Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me. And in vain they worship Me.” What is the reason why you worship? Who are you worshipping? The truth is, the posture of our hearts make a difference when seeking the Lord. A divided heart is not what the Father desires for His children. God wants the entirety of our hearts. When we give unto the Father, we make room for Him to have His way in our lives.

Let’s take the time to ask God to give us a new heart. A heart that is centered on Him. A heart that longs to bring the Father Glory and Honor. Revive our hearts. Draw us nearer with each new day.

Sacrifice of Praise: When I think of the word sacrifice of praise, what comes to mind is one laying all things aside and giving glory and honor unto God. Praise is the secret to our breakthrough. It is our heart offering unto God for all that He has done and for who He is. Jesus died so that we may live life abundantly. He sacrificed for our sake although He had no blemishes, He poured out Himself demonstrating His love for us.

Let your praise arise from the inside and may it flow to the outer courts for all to know and be touched by the presence of the Lord.

So with that in mind, it’s another time of the month where I share my worship playlist with you all. In case, you forgot, we are in the month of July. It’s the seventh month and God has been good. By His grace, we are alive and for that reason alone, we ought to give God all the praise that is due to His Holy Name. Without further due, here are a few songs that ministered to me throughout the month of July 💃🏿🙌🏿😊

Worship Songs

1. Deborah Darling: Victory

2. Abel Chungu Musuku: Father’s Child

3. Solomon Lange: The Lord Is Good

4. Hillsong: The Potters Hand

5. Hlengiwe Mhlaba: Living Waters

6. Rebecca Aladiran: We Wait For You (Shekinah Glory)

7. Morgan Harper Nichols: Lead Me Back

8. Phil Thompson: My Worship

9. Nathaniel Bassey: Onise Iyanu

10. Todd Dulaney: Victory Belongs To Jesus

11. Collen Maluleke: You Are Glorious/Most High

12. Darlene Zschech: Victor’s Crown

13. Josie Buchanan: How Great Is Our God

14. Lor: Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus

15. Kim Walker Smith: Just Be

16. Vertical Worship: Faithful Now

17. Sinach : I Know Who I Am

18. Lor: I’m Pressing On The Upward Way

19. Victoria Orenze: Jesus All I Have Is You

20. Hillsong: I Will Exalt You

21. Afy Douglas: Savior

22. Hillsong: Made Me Glad

23. Grace Brumley: Saturate Me In Your Anointing

24. MOGmusic: Be Lifted

25. Proclaim Music: Because You Love Me

26. Fred Hammond: Be Magnified ( Oh Lord)

27. Spirit of Praise for Mmatema: Make A Way

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

Glorious Beginnings

It’s officially my birthday 🍰. The sun is shining and the birds are singing their songs. It is the start of beautiful and glorious beginnings. It’s quite amazing how time just flies by so quickly like the wind. Looking back on this past year, all I can do is marvel at the goodness of God. Each year carries its shares of challenges and triumphs. Through it all, God has been good. The Lord is Good. His goodness is not reserved for certain seasons. The Lord remains true to Himself. Each day with Him gets sweeter and sweeter. My heart is so full of joy. I’m grateful for the gift of life. I’m thankful for everyone that I encountered this year and I look forward to what the Lord has in stored.

As another chapter has unfolded , I am so looking forward to what it holds for me and everyone surrounding me. God’s plans for His children are great. He will never fail us but we must continue to fix our eyes on Him. The promises of God are sure for His children. He is the covenant and promise keeper. What He said, He will do, He will bring it to completion.

To all my July babies, we rock. I thank God for you. As the Lord has caused you to see a new year, it is my prayer that you will surely experience the goodness of God in the land of the living. May God’s hands continue to rest upon you. May you call upon the name that is above every other name. His name is Jesus. Seventh months, God has been good to you and I. Despite everything that is going on in our world today, we can surely put our hope and trust in God. As you delight yourself in the Lord, may He give you all that your heart desires. May the Lord blow your mind. May He showcase His glory upon your life. All that your heart desires, may it be granted unto you. It’s your special day. Enjoy your day to the fullest ❤️

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 14:13

Poem 🌻

You are sunrise

on a new morning.

A ray of hope,

a special gift to the world.

You are light,

a soft poem

carrying joy in your smile

and butterflies in your heart.

You are radiant and bold.

You are more than gold.

You are God’s daughter,

crowned in grace.

Sweet July 🌻. You have been lovely. You have been fabulous but your heat has been not been a smooth sailing. Despite the your rays, I’m alive today. I’m grateful for the beauty that this day holds. Surprise me. It’s my day and I’m looking forward to all that this chapter holds.