Personal Memoirs

Birthday Wishes

I guess if I don’t do a blog post today it might be concluded that “I don loss” especially as I have been off line since yesterday, didn’t pick calls and switched off my phones this morning. (Lily, if you are reading this, I saw your missed call, first call of the day, thanks love)
So to avoid misconceptions, blog I will eh? Even if it means that I have to sit outside the house and in a store to post this (network is terrible here, yes, write and post I must.
And I am super fine everyone, thanks for asking.

I have just been preoccupied with other things. Family and all have asked me why I haven’t gone home after exams and why I am still in Lagos, the truth is I wanted to take some time alone to wait on God and that time was supposed to end yesterday.
I had already planned that today Saturday will be spent sightseeing and in Cotonou or at Olomu rock in Ogun State. I mean I am not an extrovert extrovert but I do love to go out + maximize this my single hood… so imagine my surprise when I asked God which of the places to chose from and He said “none, stay here, stay in me”
Ah, I almost cried. So I won’t have all the cake and stuffs today?
He said “No, but you will have something better. Trust me”

So I am where I am right now, having the “lowest key birthday” I have ever had in my life but also best birthday ever. I think I understand why He said I should stay here.

Let me explain (and you will see the reason why I am explaining this to you later)… my time of waiting on God was to know His will concerning my life-in all aspects. (Yes, that’s more important to me right now than going home where the environment won’t help me achieve this) And the time I’ve spent this morning with God in prayers has been kind of more intense than the whole week put together. And I definitely won’t have been able to do that if I had gone “maximizing my single hood” like I planned to.

So why am I explaining this to you? Because I want you to understand why I want the birthday gift/wish I will ask you for right about now.

Col 4:12.
“Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.”

Col 1.9
“For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding”

Notice the words “perfect”, “complete”, “spiritual wisdom and understanding”, “God’s will”, and “prayers”?
Great. That’s my wish for today. For everyone that reads this post, please pray that I will be filled with all spiritual wisdom&understanding and walk in God’s PERFECT will for my life.(not permissive will)
That’s all I ask and it’s mighty important to me. I’d rather not live than live outside God’s purpose and perfect will for my life.
I’d like that to read this post ten years from now and nod my head like Apostle Paul that “yes, I am running the race that God called me to run”

So Happy birthday to me yeah?
Thank you very much for #loving me with prayer.

PS: The above should be no excuse for anyone who wants to send me recharge card (mtn and glo), books,(Joyce Meyer and Francine Rivers books), birthday cake, take me out for lunch/dinner, movie tickets, money(oh I need money), shoes, smart phones, tabs, wig and gown for call to bar, cars and every other kind of ama-mazing gift not to do so. SEND ALL THE SENDABLES.

PPS: The above is also not an excuse for Popsi (I know you are reading this) not to gimme money for my cake oh. I am already dreaming of cake and chicken I will eat when I get home.

Ehen, I haff talk my own.


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  • Reply
    September 6, 2014 at 11:01 am

    I like a woman who knows what she wants, wink!
    Be filled with all spiritual wisdom n understanding in Jesus’ name.
    Happy birthday, hon. Have a good one

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      September 6, 2014 at 11:09 am

      Amen and amen Dr N.
      Yes oh, I know all the “wantables” that I want.lolss

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    September 6, 2014 at 11:02 am

    Lol at Ur ps’s
    Hbd hun. Said a prayer

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      September 6, 2014 at 11:10 am

      Thank you E…
      The pS’s are no joke oh, especially my popsi’s own.
      Thanks for your prayers

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    September 6, 2014 at 11:32 am

    HBD Francie. May His perfect will for you be done. Amen

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    September 6, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    Happy birthday sweetie! Under the covering of his presence, you shall remain. Girl, your greater is already here, but a greater that will absolutely blow your mind is definitely on it’s way in Jesus name. Nothing, not money, not hubby *wink*, not children, Job of whatever will make you stop shining for the ancient of days.

    You are already fulfilling purpose hon, trust me on that. Your blog has been such a blessing and it the God that has brought you thus far will not let go of your hand now. Bask in the love and favour he is filling your system with.

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      September 7, 2014 at 6:53 am

      Awww, Mayowa dear, thank you so much for your kind words.i mega appreciate you.
      Amen and amen!

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    September 6, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    Said a prayer for you and all else needing the perfect will of God over our lives. God bless you on this perfect day. Love you much.

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    September 6, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    Happy Birthday dear….all your heart desires are granted…..the word of God is working in you both to WILL and to DO of His good pleasure. You are a wonder Frances….Mighty Woman of God….have a beautiful day…….I love you dearly

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      September 7, 2014 at 6:56 am

      So my birthday made Hannah come out of hiding, I am sure glad it did.
      God bless you love, I really appreciate your show of love.
      *tight hugs

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    Chinomnso Precious
    September 7, 2014 at 3:40 am

    Happy Birthday Frances!!! You’ll do all thngs in the will of God. The Lord will continue to hold you high, that NOTHING will shift you out of His will for your life. In Jesus’ name. Amen. Have an amazing day and year. Keep shining!

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      September 7, 2014 at 6:57 am

      Amen and amen Precious.
      Thank you so very much… may you also never lack love round about you and all your in Jesus name, amen.
      Thank you

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    September 7, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    Happy birthday darling. Your path shines brighter and brighter. You shall abide under His shadow forever and may you never wander out of His will.

    I have the books o, timing is the mega challenge. When are you travelling? Please send me your contact details.

    Chukwu gozie gi!!

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      September 8, 2014 at 8:56 am

      Amen and amen Buquie Love.
      And ohhhh, I have traveled already. Thanks for all, I understand with the time stuff, it’s alright.

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        September 8, 2014 at 8:46 pm

        Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww *Inert sad face here*

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      September 10, 2014 at 5:52 am

      No Buqie, don’t be sad, I understand and if it makes you feel any better, I got some of Francine Rivers novels on e-book from a site someone sent to me for free. Wasn’t able to get redeeming love though but I go some good ones.
      Oya smile!

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    September 7, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    You will fulfill the divine purpose for your life and no force will cut it short. Happy birthday dear Muse.

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      September 8, 2014 at 8:58 am

      Thank you so much dear exceptional star..
      Amen and amen.
      *hugs and much love

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    September 8, 2014 at 9:26 am

    Happy birthday dear. Praying for and that popsy will not miss the ps, lol.

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      September 10, 2014 at 5:52 am

      Thank you Tomiwa…
      And popsi did miss it oh, but there’s always a way. *winks*

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    Charles Williams
    September 9, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    Happy Birthday woman of God.
    This is wishing you strength, speed and wings!

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    September 10, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    Seriously girl,you had your birthday coming up and i didn’t even know about it .Ok o! Happy birthday anyways and may the lord of heaven answer your prayers.cheers girl!

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      September 10, 2014 at 11:50 pm

      Thanks Tosin Love. *hugs*

      And uhm, you didn’t know cuz you didn’t keep up with my posts.*tongue out* lol

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    September 15, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    Hi Frances, Happy Belated Birthday… i long for days like this, times of refreshing and awareness that God wants me to be where i am today….i think i should send you a mail…
    Your prayers have been answered:)
    lots of Love

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      Frances Okoro
      September 24, 2014 at 8:20 pm

      Thank you, thank you Ugo, belated or not, I appreciate your wishes dear.

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    September 17, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    Happy Birthday dear, sorry…been off the circuit for a bit but I’m back now so apologies that I missed your birthday signals and also missed our planned waka. Wait a minute, you are still in Lagos right?

    I loved this post for several reasons. I believe that hearing God is the best gift ever, the ability to hear God per second and sense when He says, ‘stay with me’ vs when we want to partaaaay. What that says to me also is that He is preparing you so that that you may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God. I celebrate you for knowing what you want and making the sacrifices required to obey God. That one day when friends and family celebrate you and make it all about you, God asked for it and you surrendered. I am truly blessed by that.

    I celebrate you and trust God to perfect all that concerns you.
    May your life be filled with days and days filled with life.
    Much love.

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      Frances Okoro
      September 17, 2014 at 5:09 pm

      Ohhhhh, thank you, thank you Eloxie..amen and amen..
      And the lessons you singled out above just spoke to me even if I was the one who had the experience..

      Yes,He is preparing me! I pray for grace to learn as I should..

      *plenty,plenty love

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