Ah, can I just testify as to how great it is to be able to blog from my phone again? Like on the go?? Praise the Lord!!
My q10 hasn’t arrived sha but my phone didn’t go bad after all, the battery’s still acting up, the phone still misbehaves and I lost ALL my unpublished write ups but no matter, I am just super glad to be able to blog on the go again. Ah, with the hectic schedule I have going on here, typing with a laptop is so out of it and it just seemed like with my write ups lost, my creative juices stopped flowing, but oh, thank God for restoration like E said. Somebody praise the Lord again!!!
Phew! Don’t be bothered, I am not crazy, I just feel gooood!
I’ve been on an Holy Ghost high since sunday, or no, since saturday. After JUG at DCC, I attended metamorphosis an event organized by awesome treasures on foundations sunday with Mrs Olajumoke Adenowo impacting us under the unction of the spirit and I tell you, I feel different, I feel alive!!
This week, my church RCCG-the Oasis(youth Church) is also holding a program on the power of the spirit with Nathaniel Bassey ministering and you can imagine how I feel.
As a matter of fact, as I type this, I feel like bursting out in tongues! Yes, its that serious! Ah, my 2014 is on to a great start with God and it must remain this way!
Oh, I feel blessed already and the finale of the programme isn’t even here yet! Its getting better and better, greater and greater!!
Before I get carried away, I just wanted to share something that hit me profoundly in Metamorphosis.
Pastor M talked about it in JUG too and it seems like one thing we really have to be mindful of this 2014…
Our relationships – relationships including romantic relationship,friendships, acquaintances and the like…
Mrs Olajumoke Adenowo read from Joshua 2, about Rahab, you know, Rahab the harlot(it struck me as to how people with great stories that God used were those with some “skoin-skoin” in their lives, like seriously? Rahab the harlot??but I digress)
Ok, she talked about how Rahab had to chose between giving up the two spies from Israel into the king of Jericho’s hands or hiding them and aligning with Israel, with a God who could take her forward and into greater things and she chose the israelites.(And for the king to know Rahab’s house means she wasn’t just a small harlot o, she was a madam in ashewo business but I digress again)
Ok, notice how Rahab chose the Israelites and their God?
What do you associate her with when you hear her name today?
As a harlot or as a kind woman that helped the Israelite spies and who was wise enough to align with them and their God and let her ashewo business go?
So also this 2014, we’ll have to chose the people we let into our lives, the people we align ourselves with…
You just cannot grow or move into your greater with some persons in your life.
Metamorphosis (change) cannot occur in your life if you do not make the necessary changes, including in your relationships.
For you to be successful, some people will have to go.
A lot of delay we experience in life is because of the people we carry with us.
Analyze the relationships in your life, start from the 7 closest people in your life, critically analyze and look at the them objectively, you cannot grow beyond where they lead you, you cannot grow beyond the kind of person they are, analyze them!
And the 7people include your husband/boyfriend/girlfriend o, yes, he/she is one of the closest person to you, and that’s why single ladies, we gotta marry well! But I digress again…
Now she said, if you see anyone God’s blessing and working for good in their lives this year, draw close to them, align yourself with them sharpaly!
“Before the spies were down for the night, the woman came up to them on the roof and said, “I know that GOD has given you the land. We’re all afraid. Everyone in the country feels hopeless. We heard how GOD dried up the waters of the Red Sea before you when you left Egypt, and what he did to the two Amorite kings east of the Jordan, Sihon and Og, whom you put under a holy curse and destroyed. We heard it and our hearts sank. We all had the wind knocked out of us. And all because of you, you and GOD, your God, God of the heavens above and God of the earth below.
Now promise me by GOD. I showed you mercy; now show my family mercy. And give me some tangible proof, a guarantee of life for my father and mother, my brothers and sistersâeveryone connected with my family. Save our souls from death!”
The difference between those who will make it in 2014 and those who won’t include the relationships they keep. Remember how Israel waxed stronger in battle when Moses hands were lifted and supported by Aaron and Hur?
So also will we need people to lift us up this 2014, we’ll need Aarons and Hurs.
Chose them carefully, some people cannot lift us up for us to wax stronger in battle.
And for some of us who are finding it difficult to let go, God will draw us out from such relationships somehow and when He does that this 2014, do not go crawling back to them, LET THEM GO!!!
If they aren’t ministering to your spirit, to your academics, to your career, to your spiritual life…LET THEM GO!
Ah, if I go on to share all I got from metamorphosis, this post will be too long, So the above is just a little of what I learnt, just one of the many that hit me so profoundly, I feel it would be a sin not to share 😀
I pray God helps us to terminate every relationship that will drag us down and that will stop us from changing into who he wants us to be.
I pray that he will give us grace to align ourselves with the ones that can take us to our glorious destiny and help us step into greater like Rahab did in Jesus Name amen!
Btw, if you see all the lessons Mrs Jumoke drew out of the Rahab story eh, you go bow! Goes to show that there’s a lot more in God’s word and we wouldn’t know if we don’t study it and let the Holy Spirit reveal all truth unto us. Ah, I pray for more Grace Lord…
Alright people, that’s it!
This is basically a praise the Lord post for everything He’s done this week and Is still doing for me…
A thank you Lord for the infilling of His spirit in me…
A I praise you Lord because I know me and everyone connected to me will continue to grow in your spirit…
And if you can attend the Oasis programme this week, please do, its at RCCG (The King’s Court), off Ademola Alakija, Keystone Bank Crescent, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Come let’s sow into our clouds of blessings for 2014 and beyond, bask in the presence of God’s Spirit together and return unto 2014 in the power of the spirit indeed!
Sugar,sugar,sugar hugs dearies.
tenderoniiJanuary 23, 2014 at 7:12 pm
Thank you for this timely post Frances…it’s got me on my feet. I know for certain that God’s got something big for us this year. Nothing can stop us,..not even our relationships. I thank God for all He’s doing for us as well. God is awesome. I Love you darling. Enjoy your weekend.
imperfectlyperfect92January 23, 2014 at 11:33 pm
Yes Hannah, God is amazingly awesome,words can’t describe it even!
God will grant us grace to dust off wrong relationships and they wont/cant hold us down at all.
Thanks babes. TGIF yeah?! *E hugs*
tenderoniiJanuary 23, 2014 at 7:14 pm
And Ohh,..I don’t you think I forgot that beautiful face and smile and teet and shades and dress and shape…gbogboe gbogboe, in that picture. You look somschious, tantalizing….Great Smile you’ve got dear. Cheers
tenderoniiJanuary 23, 2014 at 7:15 pm
And Ohh,.. donât you think I forgot that beautiful face and smile and teet and shades and dress and shapeâ¦gbogboe gbogboe, in that picture. You look somscious, tantalizingâ¦.Great Smile youâve got dear. Cheers
tenderoniiJanuary 23, 2014 at 7:19 pm
Pls pardon my typo errors ooh,..lol..I’ve corrected and corrected, the sleep won’t just clear off my eyes…I’m sure its definitely your cute face that has charmed me. I refuse to be charmed ooh, Frances. I hope this one is not filled with errors as well, lol. Sorry for the plenty comment people…I don’t know how to delete comments from wordpress…anyone who knows how is free to share, lol..Thanx
imperfectlyperfect92January 23, 2014 at 11:35 pm
Ah,abeg nor delete any comment jor, them dey sweet me for body. Thanks dearie.
Someborry is blushing crazily much right here now…*big smilessss*
And be charmed ooo. Lollllz
Ugochi JolomiJanuary 23, 2014 at 9:47 pm
Wow! It was sure a spiritually high moment for you! I pray it does get better and better. God reveal Himself to you more and more!
imperfectlyperfect92January 23, 2014 at 11:37 pm
Amen and amen Aunty Ugochi. More than ever before, more than I can say, that’s my prayer and earnest desire..
Thank you ma
TomiwaJanuary 24, 2014 at 1:08 am
You have spoken a timely word dear. God bless you. E hugs
imperfectlyperfect92January 24, 2014 at 3:01 pm
Blessings on us all Tomiwa.
*super E-hugs, big bone cracking one* lol
E'January 24, 2014 at 1:46 am
I know how you feel
These programs get me on a high just thinking about them. Serious shacks ooo.
And yes darling relationships are everything.
I love the analogy of the closest 7…
We won’t go further than those people…
So we need to carefully chose them.
I think I have heard pastor jumoke preach.
Not sure but it was a long time ago and she used Abigail I think.
If she is the same person, I am beefing you lol. See groove ooo.
You no come lagos come play ooooo. Hehehe… hope you got the cd cos that is one more thing I am picking from you when we see.
And yup thank God you got the phone back…
He is still restoring… don’t pack up yet…
Oh btw no spoil the word…
Na skoin skoin
imperfectlyperfect92January 24, 2014 at 3:05 pm
Hehehhe, ok o E, make I nor spoil the word as its one of my fave pidgin abi slang…oya I don change the word fast fast.thank you.
And yes o, this my waiting period for the one nor be for waste, its to be soaked totally in the spirit and words of wisdom, no time to play at all at all…
And sadly, I couldn’t wait to get the cd after the programme, I only have my notes…
But she’s an amazing woman of God! Totally, totally!
tannieJanuary 24, 2014 at 9:19 am
The part I love the most ” if u see anything good happening….” remember PM stressed this that day and I promised to disturb her wellla this year…
It strikes me heavily that a lot of forwards will be related to rships and so I am working really hard on mine seeing as I have always been a loner with no inner circle…
Pls what time is Nathaniel Bassey coming biko? Cant miss out on that kind of worship experience.
And yes I should just subscribe already..
Good work girl…..
P.s we better start planning our thxgiving party for the end of 2014.
imperfectlyperfect92January 24, 2014 at 10:01 am
Yes o Tanni, we should live forth in gratitude from now cuz this 2014 eh, like E says, satan will wince in pain from all God will do in our lives..
God will help us work on it, I was a loner for a while too, still am sometimes, I only allow few people come in but this year,I must glean from blessed people oo. Compulsory!
And I didn’t mention it in the post? Nathaniel bassey is an exco in our youth church o,so he is ALWAYS around. he has been ministering in the programme since it started on tuesday. Today sef is pentecost service,we are trusting God that we’ll bask in the spirit and He will descend on us today. Please make it if you can, you are welcome….*big smiles*
And thanks for subscribing babes *high fives*
tannieJanuary 24, 2014 at 10:12 am
OmG i am so jealous….. so u get to dose on Nathaniel Bassey on a steady?
Not fair at all…..
imperfectlyperfect92January 24, 2014 at 2:58 pm
I can understand Tanni, me too!!!
Especially the humble ones, the ones who just want to be yielded in totality to Christ as a vessel for Him…
Jealous ooo, you should be.hehe
E'January 25, 2014 at 1:20 am
Joining the beefers
Sipping my beeferade in the corner…
Nathaniel is a dream…
And yup I am with tani on the thanksgiving end of the year party
Yeah yeah yeah
imperfectlyperfect92January 25, 2014 at 1:44 am
E, Beeferade? Lmao! Kai! I love your langua sha o…
And yes, sip am well.Nathaniel is all that and more.hehe. I am personally amazed at his humility and willingness to just be used by God. Infact if I didn’t see his name on your good christian songs posts,I would never have known it was him.
I am revved for thanksgiving already,God has already started amazing things via this week in His presence, being awesome all round with testimonies abounding…
E'January 26, 2014 at 3:05 pm
topeogunyinkaJanuary 24, 2014 at 9:34 am
Tis true dat one of d greatest factors that determine emotional and spiritual smiles/stress is our ‘relationships’…. The right Relational alignment is key this year
imperfectlyperfect92January 24, 2014 at 2:59 pm
Really,really big key!! I pray God helps us to make the right choices as regards our relationships, amen.
Thanks for stopping by Tope..
joanJanuary 24, 2014 at 9:22 pm
Ur posts are always on point.tnx 4 sharing dis
imperfectlyperfect92January 25, 2014 at 12:30 am
No, thank you much dear Joan. Thanks for stopping by..
TosinJanuary 25, 2014 at 2:22 pm
pastor frances,just tell me which one u wan do? shey na lawyer or writer or preacher ?lol
Cheers to super gifted belle called frances,more grease dear.
imperfectlyperfect92January 25, 2014 at 4:17 pm
ah Tosin,see as I dey laugh here as I see your comment. the one God sign,seal and deliver na I go do.lol
thanks dear, much love..
drnsmusingsJanuary 25, 2014 at 5:38 pm
The pic is killing me o! I get candidates o! Hope u fit manage Range rover of 2010? Lol. Nice post
imperfectlyperfect92January 25, 2014 at 8:57 pm
lmaooooo Dr N oooo!
I fit manage am but if e fit pass like 2010 rover no wahala too. looolss
thank you for stopping by..
eniola prenticeJanuary 25, 2014 at 9:42 pm
That’s why I appreciate the friends God has given me as a gift. I can make a boast that its quality not quantity and I thank God everyday.
I love the saying about letting go of the past.
imperfectlyperfect92January 29, 2014 at 7:49 pm
I agree Eniola, quality over quantity anytime!
MaggielolaJanuary 27, 2014 at 2:53 am
It is definitely the time to start the weeding process so the weeds don’t choke up the good plants.
I once heard a pastor say that every thing we need to know about “fellowship and eternity” is encapsulated in our relationships with humans. And if we can’t practice getting along as humans, workers in the vineyard, living everyday life following the statutes of God, we can’t fully experience the glory of what God describes about the hosts of heaven in the Book of Revelations.
Oh how I wish to be there with you guys @ the program! Do enjoy, and continue to share your experiences with us 🙂
imperfectlyperfect92January 29, 2014 at 8:38 pm
“every thing we need to know about “fellowship and eternity” is encapsulated in our relationships with humans.”… I’ve realised that this is just it!
And yes Maggie,I’ll definitely share. Thanks for stopping by
Yours TrulyJanuary 28, 2014 at 12:03 am
Thanks so very much for this timely post, Frances – I’m blessed each time I read your post. May the Almighty God keep blessing you
imperfectlyperfect92January 29, 2014 at 8:39 pm
And may God keep blessing you big big also yours truly *E-hugs*