Baby Talk…

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Next time you see two babies playing, laughing and uttering total gibberish, they may be having this conversation.

Luke- “Hi, pal! How are you doing?”

Mike- “Hi buddy, I’m fine.”

Luke- “Well, How have you been? What do they call you?”

Mike- “They call me Mike. But I like the name Scott better. Unfortunately, I was asleep when they were naming me. I would have protested.”

Luke- “I’m Luke. I’ve been here for nine months and it’s been a little stress free. I still have to cry when I want food or I want to sleep. Why don’t we have remote controls to alert mom and dad? How many months have you been here?”

Luke-  (Laughs) “Nine months too. I’m coping too. Though I don’t know why all these people can’t understand our language. Where do they come from anyway?”

Mike – “Who knows? We’ll probably soon start speaking their language too.”

Mike- “So what do you want to be when you grow up?”

Luke- “Well, maybe something that has to do with rolling and laughing. That’s what I love doing. And eating too.”

Mike – “Me too. Ohhh no! This Aunty is making annoying faces at me! Is she trying to make me laugh again?! Why do these big people act like this? It’s not funny! It’s scary! She just enjoys making me cry! (Wailing)

Luke- Sorry pal. Just hug your mommy. She’ll go. It’s ok. Stop crying.

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Aunty- “Mike bobo! Fine bobo!”

Mike cries harder

Mike’s Mom- “Mike sweetie! What is it? Sorry dear.”

Aunty- “Sorry! Maybe he wants to eat. I thought he liked me?!”

Babies are blessings and their world remains a mystery. So next time you see one, smile in adoration of yet another wonderful creature of an awesome creator.

Cheers Friends!

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A Note from Me to You.

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Hello there. You are probably reading this in another generation. If you’re wondering who I am, I’ll let you know in a bit, but I’m sure you have heard a lot about me. This is just a note from me to you about two things that helped me when I was just like you.

When I’m faced with a decision to make or a task to carry out, I simply look up and ask. I was so prone to ask Him for guidance. I love the Lord ALOT and worshiping Him is my soul food.  It was like walking on unsteady feet if I didn’t ask the Lord. Every step, every action I had to ask Him. It’s so refreshing to know that He never retorted, “Son, you sure do ask a lot of questions!” He just answers in the most indescribably loving way. I’m not perfect and I’ve made mistakes. There were times when I disobeyed and other times when I did wrong. I returned to Him in humility and repentance and He forgave me.

So it’s a new day. Here’s a tip from someone whose actions have served for lessons over centuries. You may be faced with challenges right now, or tough decisions that can alter a lot of things. Just ask Him. He will answer. Don’t be too rigid about how the response will come because God is dynamic yet constant. Just trust and take one step at a time. You may feel you’re not hearing Him or seeing the light. Just check again. Most times we feel we don’t hear because we are not hearing what we want.

After asking, just worship. Make it your soul food. Thank Him for EVERYTHING. Life is too short not to live it in gratitude. Focus on today, be happy and trust the Lord to write the story of your life. Trust me, He’s at the top of the list of bestselling authors.

So who am I? Well, at 17, I was used to kill a giant. I say that with all humility and I say ‘used’ because it was a miracle. I mean, you too believe that the feat wasn’t my power. My name has been found in word circles of ‘praise’ and ‘kingdoms’. Oh, I sing too. A LOT.  Yes, I’m David. The little shepherd boy, who became King. It’s good to know you still remember me.

So take my advice. Ask, Trust and Praise.

May you be a wonder in your generation.

Blessings.

I’m thankful for you!

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The role of friendships can never be overemphasized. Family is important and always comes first. But friendships are blessings. I’m sure we have all had one great friend in our life time. Maybe a classmate, colleague, someone older, someone younger or whoever. Whether the friendship has spanned since childhood till now or shorter. Or maybe we’ve lost contact with such friends. The friendship was amazing while it existed.

Well, a great way to live life is to live it in gratitude. Like I’ve said before, friends can be compared to the parts of a tree.  Some friends are like leaves. They come into your life for a season and after a while they fall off. We don’t need to hold on to them. Let them go.

Some friends are like the branches.  The stay for longer periods and we enjoy their friendships but after a while they break off.

Some friends are like roots. They may have known you for most of your life. They add nourishment to your life, they stick around through thick and thin and they’re with you the longest.

Whatever category they may fall into, we all would have learned a few things from the various relationships we have had.

So let’s take today to appreciate and be thankful for our friends. Those who have been there for us. Those who through them we have learned one lesson or the other. Whether the friendship has made us stronger and better or maybe we’ve learnt life’s lessons the hard way through them. Whatever the reason, we crossed paths for a reason. It’s our choice to make the best of whatever relationships we find ourselves in.

So appreciate the fact that you have met a variety of people in your life time. If they had been all the same, life would be dull. Those who had brought you laughter or otherwise. Be thankful for people because we weren’t meant to walk through life alone.

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Well, friends share together. So, you may have heard “Favourite Song” by Toby Mac featuring Jamie Grace. If not, go listen to it. Presently I’m reading “Americana” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. I should give a review when I’m done. And the analogy about friends being like parts of a tree, they’re from Tyler Perry’s ‘Madea Goes to Jail’ (the stage play). I think it has also been mentioned in one of his movies but I heard it first from the stage play.

So friends and acquaintances, I’m thankful for you. Whether through school, faith, work, or whatever meeting. I take today to remember you all.  I’m thankful that I had the opportunity. Cheers!!

…Just say YES!

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Sometimes we give the wrong answers to simple questions. Why beat around the bush? If I were to ask you to request just one thing, you may probably ask why I’m asking you. Or you may ignore me and wonder how I ever would make that request a reality. I mean, men will ask, “Will you marry me?” and some ladies will smile and still ask “Really? Are you serious?”

What if Jesus asked you to request one thing? Would you question Him? You may not. You may just give him a long list of reasons why the impossible cannot be made possible that instant. That it takes time. That would be harsh because He invented time.

The impotent man at the pool was asked if he would be made whole. But he explained why his healing could not be possible. He was probably frustrated after trying so many times. But was that question so difficult to answer? Would you be made whole? Yes or No. Well, Jesus, in his abundant mercy healed him all the same because He understood this man’s explanation. Even though He did not answer the question.

He could have just said yes.

Well, God knows our needs before we ask them. He still wants the communication. God will ask us if we want Him to intervene in our challenges through various means. Maybe through the support of a friend or assistance for from a group of people. All we have to say is yes. We say yes when we surrender in faith and yes when we ask in prayer.

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I…Love…Poetry

I…love…poetry. That… is… all. Well, I have always loved literature, whether prose, poetry or drama. Some time ago I watched some poetry presentations with my brother on YouTube and I had such a marvelous, inspiring time. He loves poetry too. I mean, how could you not love poetry? Well, this post isn’t to market this genre of literature (well, maybe a little), it’s more about what I gained from the experience.

Most of the poets have had terribly soiled pasts and they told their story through graphic, vivid words. The work of salvation never ceases to amaze me. People who have been through so much they could have wallowed in hopelessness, but salvation found them and the transformation was so beautiful. Life is a story and we are all characters. God is the author and our hero. Only He can make our story beautiful. He is the prince that brings hope. So if you haven’t given the pen of your life back to the author, please do. Your writing will just be scribbles and marks compared to the best seller he can write of you.

Then there is the creativity. It wasn’t a piece of writing that was just rhymed lazily but it was writing birthed from deep thought, open heart and divine inspiration. Anyone who loves the arts would see the beauty in it. Most of all, they used it to glorify God and challenge fellow believers.

So, apart from the fact that their creativity was awesome, I was challenged to reflect on my faith and be sure that I really believed in and am living for Christ.

From a Poem titled Silence is Deadly by Ezekiel A.

  • “Death is the equivalent to life when life is unmentioned”
  • “Most Christians are so eager to open their mouths to bless me, but when I’m struggling with sin, they hold the truth back, pat me on the back and tell me sweet words ‘cause they don’t want to offend me “
  • “Our tongues hold the power of life and death but could we ever use our tongues to bring life to someone else if we just think it but never speak it? then death will volunteer itself.”
  • “In this valley, we are all Ezekiels. Shall they live? If I’m not speaking life into you, I’m killing you”

Well, I could go on and on, but you should check them out. Passion 4 Christ Movement – @P4CM. Poets like Jackie Hill, Preston Perry, Janette…iks, Chris Webb and others.

Most of all, whether you love poetry (I still don’t understand how you could not), or not, whatever you love to do, or whatever means through which you express yourself, make sure it brings glory to God and points others to Him. Col.3:17pic poetry1

3rd Mainland Bliss

 

Yeah, I know. The title of this post was meant to appear ‘3rd Mainland Bridge Bliss’. Happiness  is really your choice and you shouldn’t give anyone that power over your life. One of the things that makes me happy is just absorbing the beauty of nature. Be it in the early hours of the morning, at sunset, or the freshness of the weather after a light rainfall. It’s just so beautiful.

Where would one enjoy such, you ask? Well, I don’t have to be at the beach everyday to enjoy this. Each time I cross the 3rd Mainland bridge, I sit back and absorb it all. I gaze at that point where the cloud meets the water and I’m lost in the immensity of it. The ripples across the water looks more like the water breathing and flexing its muscles. How awesome the creator of such beauty must be. Then there comes the sun gradually sinking in the horizon. Its rays across the sky burst into a breath-taking palette of colours.

So whether I’m stuck in traffic for a little while, I gaze at this and smile because it reminds me that someone so beautiful is holding me in His hand. Someone who controls the immensity of great waters has my life under control. Well, if you love nature like me, you would understand that there is a calmness and peace you feel when you realize how God’s greatness reflects in all that is around us. If you haven’t taken time to gaze into the sky and appreciate how beautiful the white clouds and the blue sky remain an awesome background to all the beauty God had made, then please do. If you cross 3rd mainland bridge daily, don’t fret about the traffic, enjoy the view. Anytime you step out under the umbrella of the clouds, just take a moment, look up, breathe in and smile. Life is too short not to enjoy what God has blessed us with.

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