Â I donât really know where to start from; Iâve got so much to say before the main stuffâ¦
Well, I do hope you had an amazing day? I know weekends are like gold and mine was worth more than gold.
I was all dressed and tushed up today for Dabira conference at Eko hotels and the conference is part of my being all chirpy and excited but I am more excited about the fact that tushed up or not, God has got all of me and if it takesÂ myÂ rolling on the ground, prostrating and kneeling before Him to worship Him in the midst of gorgeously dressed ladies who looked like they donât poo, then I willâ¦ Thereâs no shame in this life with my God, the clothes and all I have on me are all Him. I will appear foolish all over again in public while worshipping Him if I have to and thatâs what I did todayâ¦ Worshipping God with our hearts is awesome I tell youâ¦
Btw, you know how you can tell who a worship minister is? He is one who when he stands on the stage to worship, you no longer see him but see the God he worshipsâ¦Â Then you know he is the real deal and thatâs what I felt when Pita led worship at the conference today. Iâve felt that way twice now, when he came to my church-RCCG The Oasis and today at the conference. Ah, he is amazing worship minister I tell you, we need more of his typeâ¦
And onto what my post is really aboutâ¦
I was in an all-girls round table talk yesterday, and I did learn a lot. I have massive respect for the lady who brought us all together, I applaud her efforts and I see her going places for God…
But I picked on something there… (Dearie, if you are reading this, I mean no harm to you, I just really feel that I should share this and spread the word. Thanks sweetieâ¦)
Ok, like I was saying, she organised this awesome all girls talk and she said she didnât want any âreligionâ to be brought into it, like, “share what you want but donât refer to your faith.” I understood her basis for that, she wanted the atmosphere to be free and all and I am not writing this just because of her but because I have heard such words from others too and I feel Christians miss it sometimes(including me).
At Dabira conference I attended today, you could tell that it was a Christian lady in charge of it all as we had the worship session and the speakers were core women of God who didnât speak without referring to our awesome God. The founder Mrs Lara Odebiyi made it clear that it was a free for all conference, muslims and other religion were included and free to attend BUT there was never any doubt that the lady was a Christian woman for Christ and her intention was to change womenâs life for Christ. And that takes me back to wanting no âreligionâ in things we do.
What is the essence of God giving you a vision and purpose in life if itâs not to bring glory to His name?
What is the essence of God placing a light in us if it wonât lead right back to Him? If we cannot talk about our Father in that place where we function then why are we there?
I tweeted a while back that some or most Christians feel somehow when talking about their faith. But do we actually realise that we are talking about a glorious God? The only true God? The God who holds the winds in His hands? Who sees the end from the beginning? Who moves the clouds whichever way He pleases?
When Jesus was on earth, everything He did led people to His Father in heaven. He referred to the Bible, He preached the word even when talking to unbelievers, and He never left His faith out of anything He did whether who He was dealing with believed in God or not.
I imagine that thatâs what God wants us to do too. He doesnât want us to tone Him down-thatâs insulting to say the least.
Do we tone down your boyfriend/girlfriend when talking to our friends?
I think God is looking for people who will stand up for Him. People who will let everyone know that everything and anything they do come from the Christ in them. People who in whatever meetings , conferences, businesses, anything at all they get involved in, speak about Christ and yes, even speak to an unbeliever about Christ with no shame. Who knows? We might win a soul in so doing. Respect other peopleâs opinion, love them but donât hide the Christ in you.
To me, the Bible is my constitution and I wonât apologize for referring to it. The entirety of who I am comes from God. You take Him away from Him and Iâm nothing, I am no one, I would have nothing tangible to contribute in a conversation.
I have resolved that I wonât apologise for my faith, I wonât apologise for referring to the Bible when I speak to people.
I wonât ever say I am sorry when I have to talk about my heavenly father in a conversation.
No, I wonât and we all should not. Christâs light wonât be dimmed in us, and even in fulfilling Godâs purpose in our life, we will speak of Him and let everyone know that the light they see in us comes from God.
God has placed us as lights for Him in the world, and in ALL we do, let our lights lead others to Him.
So help us God.
#my own two cents.
I would have loved to shareÂ the pictures I took today with you all because I looked HAWT (hehe) but I snappedÂ them with a borrowed tab since I’mÂ using “palasa” right nowÂ and the owner of the tab isnât back yet and I had to publish this post today so it doesnât disappear somewhere since I have got a long day ahead tomorrow..(phew, long story)Â Just manage this picture I took during the week, whet your appetite small. lol.
Have an awesome time with whatâs left of the weekend dearies, and don’t forget to worship God like no man’s business in church tomorrow. Yes, prostrate with your lovely clothes if you have to and feel like it.Â He gave you the ability to get them so worry not about it getting dirty.(kukuma wash am when you reach house). Just remember, God inhabits the praises of His people.
I gotta crash.