Monday, October 20, 2014

My Take On The Terrible Connection

Someone once told me that just as God sends people into our lives, the devil also sends people into our lives. I was reminded of this reality while listening to Dr D.K Olukoya's message on "the terrible connection."

In the message,  Dr Olukoya mentioned seven kinds of people we will meet in life. According to him, our current position in life was determined by somebody we met...or missed.

The seven kinds of people we'll meet in life are:
1. Those who add to your life
2. Those who subtract from your life
3. Those who leave you the way they find you
4. Those who love what you have but not you
5. Those who love you
6. Those who exploit you
7. Those who waste you

Going through the list, I'm sure you can easily fit in some names in each category. I hope I am not on your number 6 or 7 :-)

By God's grace, some of us strive to rise and stay on people's number 1 and 5 just like our Father. And hopefully the **universe will be kind enough to send the same people our way. But life has taught me that even when we meet those sent to break or waste us, we can find ourselves being strengthened in the darkroom of recovery. At the end, we are able to say like Joseph, "Oh! You meant that for evil, but God used it for my good!" Through the storm, we learn to use the stumbling blocks as stepping stones.

My prayer for you today: in your journey through life, may you never meet the people you should miss. May you not miss the people you should meet. May you apply wisdom in nurturing your relationships.

To know the difference, you must be able to discern... steps to having a better connection:
1. Be born again and grow in Christ. Repent from your sins so that your connection will not be dominated by the devil and his cohorts. When light appears, darkness disappears. To get the light, you need Christ.
2. Break away from wrong connection. You know those people pissing on your life and dreams, why are you still holding on to them? Have the courage to break away before they break you to death.
3. Pray to meet those you should meet and miss those you should miss. We do not meet people by chance. Always speak life into your path through powerful prayer so that you won't attract death by terrible connections.

Okay that is a jenniferized version of Dr Olukoya's message. A random guy (talk about a number 1) I met at the cafe gave me the mp3 file but I am sure you can buy the full message at any MFM bookstore or Christian bookstore.

As always, live love and have a fulfilling life!

**The devil feeds on sin. Have you starved him today? Starve him!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

...while there is still time

The world as it is has changed-
People say the end has come:
Don't you see the signs?
Mothers eating their babies
Fathers raping their daughters.
Young men fighting old men.
Gray hair lacking wisdom.
Many faint from rumours of war.

The world as it is has changed-
No time to sit on the fence.

If you are for God, then go all the way with Him
Holiness is key, victory is certain.
If you are for the devil, then go all the way with him-
You may have your brief moment of glow
Then he will drink your blood and eat your flesh.

The world as it is- has always been as it is:
Filled with goodness, pain and vices
We are given the power to choose...
No more room for hot-cold affair:
Are you for light or for darkness?
Choose now while there is still time.
May God's mercy not elude us.

(c) Jennifer Ehidiamen

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

WHO ARE YOU? By Taiwo Olawunmi Ogunyemi

Text: John 1: 19-23.

Many of us don't actually know who we are, we live life without knowing the purpose for which we are created!

We are lost in what others are, we focus on being someone else instead of looking inward to know who we are.

John the Baptist knows his purpose and calling. He was quick to say NO when he was asked if he is Jesus or Elijah, because he knows his purpose and calling is different from theirs. But with boldness he replied the pharisees who he is, his purpose of existence.

Are you being tagged with a name which isn't yours? Are you looking up to the society to brand and package you? OR are you living according to another person's purpose not yours? Are you lost about your purpose of existence?

Take time to ask yourself today "Who are mine?" If you know who you are, I congratulate you, but if you don't start getting your priorities rights, look inward and find the YOU God created you to be. Look on to Jesus the Author and the Finisher of your faith.


Guest Blogger: Taiwo Olawunmi Ogunyemi.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

The Spirt Lifts Me Up Again...

"My faith is tested many times every day, and more times than I'd like to confess, I'm unable to keep the banner of faith aloft. If a promise is not kept, or if a secret is betrayed, or if I experience long-lasting pain, I begin to doubt God and God's love. I fall so miserably into the chasm of disbelief that I cry out in despair. Then the Spirit lifts me up again,  and once more I am secured in faith. I don't know how that happens, save when I cry out earnestly I am answered immediately and am returned to faithfulness.  I am once again filled with Spirit and firmly planted on solid ground."
By Maya Angelou,  "In The Spirit," Wouldn't Take Nothing For My Journey Now.