Saturday, 3 December 2016

Notes on Exceedingly Growing Faith 1

Couple goals ☝🏾️πŸ‘†☝🏾this was yesterday's church dinner
I've finished reading the book and I'm reading it again before I return it to Pastor Laide. Now i'm taking notes, what i'm learning from the book, if I take notes and I don't share, Jesus won't be happy, so I'm sharing and this is the first note;
Hebrews 11:6 (HCSB) 6 Now without faith it is impossible to please God, for the one who draws near to Him must believe that He exists and rewards those who seek Him.

Without faith I can't please God, its written in the verse. 
God has already told me that without faith its impossible to please Him. He proceeded on how i'll get faith He said;
Romans 10:17 (KJV) 17 So then faith [cometh] by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

God has provided a way for having faith, its by hearing the gospel.

FAITH FOR SALVATION
“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,”
Ephesians 2:8 NKJV

“But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith which we preach): that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

For “whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved.” How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher?

So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”
Romans 10:8-10, 13-14, 17 NKJV

If you want faith for salvation? It's by hearing the word of God, when you continue to hear the right word of God you will surely have faith.

“And he told us how he had seen an angel standing in his house, who said to him, ‘Send men to Joppa, and call for Simon whose surname is Peter, who will tell you words by which you and all your household will be saved.’”
Acts 11:13-14 NKJV

Cornelius was a good man but he was not saved.

“And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.”
Mark 16:15 NKJV

As Cornelius had not heard the glorious gospel, the plan of salvation, God sent an angel, angels cannot preach the gospel but men can, angels can tell you where u can get somebody to preach the gospel.
I have learnt from this verses that you cannot believe without hearing the Word.
So if really want to be saved, listen to anyone sharing the gospel and let it sink to the bottom of your heart. 







Thursday, 1 December 2016

Why Won’t I Let God Take Control?


 
 
Why Won’t I Let God Take Control?
By Rick Warren 

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Happy and I know

I am ready for the gym πŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒ and I am ready to boogie down during aerobics..and the instructor is a boogie master..
🎀 if you are happy and you know clap your hands, if you are happy and you know clap your hands, if you are happy and you know clap your hands and you really want to show, if you are happy and you know clap your hands. 

I'm so happy this morning, I feel joy from inside because of the knowledge I have. I know that Jesus died for me, from tomorrow we will start counting down to the day He was born, because tomorrow is DECEMBER 1st. That means 24days to Christmas.πŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒ This Christmas is the second Christmas i'm accepting that Christ died for me, the first Christmas I spent it in my Uncle's house in Lagos, so sick, I couldn't even talk, one week after they discharged me. But this Christmas 😁 devil you failed, I will be spending itwith  my love onesπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒ. Oya who is having a Christmas on that day ooo. 

Monday, 28 November 2016

HOW TO ACTIVATE YOUR FAITH


Because I think I look like a badoo πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚.
You know this faith of a thing we really don't know how to activate it. I really don't know but im learning to activate from teachers. Kenneth Hagin in page 3 and 4 of the book im reading now 'Exceedingly Growing Faith' he quoted ACTS 14:7-10 “and there they preached the gospel. And there sat a certain man at Lystra, impotent in his feet, being a cripple from his mother's womb, who never had walked: the same heard Paul speak: who steadfastly beholding him, and perceiving that he had faith to be healed, said with a loud voice, Stand upright on thy feet. And he leaped and walked.”
He explained that Paul did three things:
1. He preach the Gospel (verse 7).
2. He perceived that the man had faith to be healed (verse 9).
3. He told the man to stand up and walk (verse 10).
 
What the man do? He also did three things:
1. He heard Paul preach (verse 9).
2. He had faith to be healed (verse 9).
3. He leaped and walked (verse 10).

He said the man was not healed by some power which Paul had. The man himself had faith to be healed. And how did he get faith to be healed? He got it from what he heard. He heard Paul speak.

If you regularly hear the word and you understand, you are processing the faith you have, when you speak it regularly and take steps in what you are believing God for hmmm it's done. For instance if a woman has cancer and the cancer is on the last stage, the doctor have said she will die in 3 months, who will she believe? God's report or the doctor's report? If she believes God's report and proclaim God promises that He will always be with her and never abandon her, she will live not die etc and taking healthy food and taking her medicine, go and look for that woman after 3 months you will find out that she is not dead as the doctor said because she had faith, proclaimed it everyday and took steps, she is still alive and robust. I have heard so many testimonies about faith, even Kenneth Hagin's testimony about how he has not been well from when he was a child but he has faith and activated it. 
All these people that have testimonies it's because they have faith and proclaimed it because they believed in Jesus and took steps. Jesus said 
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the broken-hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,”
Luke 4:18 KJVA

If you believe why won't you get that job if you proclaim it as you are going into the room where they will interview you? 
Why won't you get healed from that deadly disease that has come to torment you?
Why won't I recover fully from this partial stroke if I believe and proclaim healing everytime and take steps which include going to the gym, eating healthy food, taking supplements, why won't I get healed?

I think the way to activate faith is to proclaim it with your mouth. 
“But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; that if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”
Romans 10:8-10 KJVA
Emphasis made my me, it is when you have faith, proclaim it many times and take steps that's when you get what you want as far as it's in the line of God's word. Speak the verses of the bible about the promises that God has given us after all He loves us no matter what.

















Sunday, 27 November 2016

ACTIVATE YOUR FAITH

Faith is the one thing I will use to come out of my recovery and progress continually. Faith according to the bible is the assurance (title deed, confirmation) of things hoped for (divinely guaranteed), and the evidence of things not seen [the conviction of their reality--faith comprehends as fact what cannot be experienced by the physical senses].”
HEBREWS 11:1 AMP
 
I chose Amplified bible because it explains so much in the bible. It is wonderful that the bible defines words that are good to us. 
I woke up this morning, I got up from the bed and I went to sitting room, I'm still at the sitting room, I worshipped God, I even knelt down worshipping, singing songs and I felt the joy within, it was like heaven opened the windows of joy on me, after the worship, I did the prayer of thanksgiving and after that I proclaimed my declaration which include some of the scriptures that Pastor Laide gave me and I am so confident you know why? Not because of Pastor Laide said it,no, not because someone else said it but because God said it, He said “Say to them, ‘As I live,’ says the LORD, ‘just what you have spoken in My hearing I will most certainly do to you;”
NUMBERS 14:28 AMP.
He said it and what He said is to His hearing, I have not been doing that like Pastor Laide said, I have to activate my faith, like I did today. it's no news that I have faith but its time for activation. When I got to You Version (a bible app) and I opened it, the verse of today hmmmm I was so happy because God was assuring me. This is it;
“Keep your roots deep in him, build your lives on him, and become stronger in your faith, as you were taught. And be filled with thanksgiving.”
Colossians 2:7 GNB

He was saying I should improve my faith as Pastor Laide taught me, Pastor Laide really taught me a lot about faith, he even brought a book about faith by Kenneth Hagin yesterday, here is the book incase you want to find it in the bookshop and read
I want to start reading it today, it was like God was so glad I followed his teaching and He was saying keep it up. Yes God speaks to His servants through the bible and they hear immediately because the Bible is Him. 
If you activate faith in anything, anything can be accomplished. Like Kenneth Hagin said in one of his teachings, he said he had faith when he gave his life to Christ like everyone that has given their life to Christ so what can he do? Activate it lol. If you are not doing it please activate it, dont you know that God loves you no matter what? He is just waiting for you to do that and anything you ask He will give you. I didn't say it, He said it “I assure you that whoever tells this hill to get up and throw itself in the sea and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him. For this reason I tell you: when you pray and ask for something, believe that you have received it, (i have received my healing) and you will be given whatever you ask for.”
Mark 11:23-24 GNB 
That's faith 😁😊 I noticed that I could move my right hand in a position that I could not move it before. The way I thanked God πŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ½πŸ’ƒπŸ½πŸ’ƒπŸ½. Activate your faith mehn. 
God loves you no matter what.




























Thursday, 24 November 2016

My testimony....Ejim's testimony


Good morning to you, I want to start from how I felt in the past few days, I felt like shit, I was crying inside and talking to God that He has to do a miracle on my nerves in my right hand and my right leg, because He has promised that He will use me to spread the gospel but I can't do it like this. So yesterday was mid-week service and my friend that I always come to church was not available, I went alone and I wore my dark glasses, I went to church sad, you know how you feel like crying but tears don't come but you are ready if the tears comes. That's why I wore my dark shades so that so one will see me if I start crying( YES I could be weak, everyone in life could be weak, forget about all the things I post, I have my moments). So when I was in church, one Pastor sat besides me, pastors are supposed to sit at the front, I have a special seat at the back, the ushers reserve it every time I came to church because I can't sit anywhere else, I don't want anybody inconveniencing me when we close from church. Pastor Laide sat besides me, and I was hold my tears so bad, I felt the urge to tell him to pray for me so I held my phone and typed, this is the conversation between I and Pastor Laide: 
Me: Pray for me..pray for my strength because the strength i have in Him is gradually failing..I wont ever stop to trust Him i won't but for the past few days the question i've been asking is *WHEN??? When will I be entirely well? So pray for me..I gradually dont have strength. 
Pastor Laide: My Sis U re asking the wrong question & dt's Y God cnt answer U.
Asking God when means that He has not answered U and dt wld make Him an evil person. What is stoppin U is bcos U hv nt activated Ur faith. 
Faith is NOW. Faith is believing He has answrd U and restored Ur strength evn wen U stl feel weak. That is what gets d job done. Faith. It's satan dt's puttin dt questn in Ur hrt so U cn engage in self pity.
Pls if I give U a book wl U read it?
It will help U

Me: Ok

As he was typing, the choir started a song, it was like they were singing to me, I don't even know the song but it was about Lazarus's death and Jesus, it was saying that aren't we glad that we can say Jesus is late for 4 days but He is never late. I couldn't hold it anymore, I started crying and I was always wiping my tears when it got down, you remember I said I was ready to cry that was why I wore my shades. When Pastor  gave his reply I was thinking in my mind..I said but I believe in God, He converted me to christianity, He even gave me the grace to be a writer for Him, how much faith can somebody have, I was crying more when I thought about it, he said that he will speak to me after service. 
During the service it was like the main Pastor, Pastor KK was also talking to me, I was so glad I came to church, he even said congratulations for coming to church to the congregation, I was just taking in what he said into my spirit. It was anointing service so Pastor KK blessed the oil and said we should our fingers into the oil and prophesy. After church, Pastor Laide spoke to me as he promised, he spoke words to my spirit, it made sense, he gave me the example of Kenneth Hagin, how he was on bed for 18months, after that, he got a job that requires strength, he received strength to do all the work, he said even though he was weak, he got the strength from the Lord. He encouraged me that I should start thanksgiving, he gave me part of the oil in a can, he said I should anoint the affected part and prophesy some scriptures he would give me, I should start doing things that I could not do, even though at first it will be hard but I will overcome it. He said he was glad seeing me come alone to church. He said so many things that lifted my spirit. After that my boyfriend escorted me, and he said he will be coming to the house after he finished his work in church. When I got home, I was not feeling sad anymore, I was happy, I was playing worship songs from my phone when I bathing till when my boyfriend called me to open the gate, I did, you know yeah, God has a way to lift your spirit high when you are down. He came to give me a perfume, he said he saw it and bought it for me. Of course it was a surprise, I was so happy. He came with his friend and after they had gone, I picked my phone and was checking instagram and I saw a post from my friend Ejim, excited about a new bride to be bought one of her materials and she can't wait for the bride to sew the material and wear it. I was so excited that I posted a comment and I pinged her immediately telling her how excited I am, and she was telling me that it's God that is good to her, the conversation we had was so wonderful, she talked about how God has been faithful..this is just part of the conversation so that you will know that God works:
From Ejim: I am seeing his handwork, Some days ago I got back and I went on a praying spree, Ahhhh Ena I have learnt to trust God, I was praying and speaking to the holy spirit because I haven't received my shipment for accessories for over a month. Today NIPOST sent me a message,I was like Godddd, that was You, You heard me. 

You have to admit, God really works, last year, I wrote a testimony she gave me in my blog, when I look at that testimony I really know that God is preparing her for something. I'll continue;

Ejim: Ena this business started at Gods time and there are days I ask myself if I can do and I will hear God telling me I can because he will help me, He has been helping me, because it's not of my own strength ahhhhhh, Just one month Ena, 3 big clients and my first accessories sold out in days, I am a testimony, Iv suffered this year, because God has been preparing a table for me. Tell your readers that God is real and that they should trust God. They should serve him and love each other and be kind to people and be good at heart and lead people to Christ and just do right and God will handle the rest. Ena we all have problems and we all have sad days but in all of this the most important part of life is to trust God , if God has kept you He will always be with you as long as you accept Him and ask him to be in charge. And my secret is praise, even when I'm sad I praise God and it makes me feel free and light because I'm reminded of who's daughter I am. 

Her secret is praise, everyone your secret should be praise because I noticed that everytime I praise God, I too feel lighter and for some days, I was not praising Him. I told her what happened to me today and she became my advicer, she said: 
Even if you're not fully healed tell God that you know he's fixing things up. Early this year I started attending care group. It's our family session where we just share the word and talk about all our needs and someone all prays for each and everyone's needs. That particular Thursday the sermon was from Matt chap 6 vs 30-34, that passage changed my life and it was preached on Sunday it was like the topic was for me, Cus I'm always worrying Ena, always complaining most times I need to snap back to reality and see how far God has brought me, Delay is not denial Ena, Challenges brings one Closer to God tests your faith and elevates.

Wow!!! This lifted my spirit more, I got a meeting with Pastor Laide and he gave somethings for my spirit, I got a perfume from my boyfriend and I got more words from my friend Ejim...hmmmm...WOW!!! I slept like a baby, I decided to write all what happened to me last night this morning and Ejim said to me 'write it in your blog' her testimony...of course I will. It's like God is awesome all over again. God really loves me and you no matter what.











Wednesday, 23 November 2016

How To Find Inner Peace In A World Of Constant Comparison

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As women, sometimes the more we look around us, the more we feel inadequate. Constantly comparing our weaknesses to other people’s strengths. So how do we find peace and self-acceptance when it feels like everyone around us is racing against each other? Try these tips on for size…

  • Spend more time outdoors. Whether or not you choose to exercise outdoors is up to you, but the simple benefits of breathing in the fresh air can go a long way. Try just sitting on your front porch or walking to the park. Take it a step further and turn off your phone. Spending time in nature to reconnect with yourself, away from the noise of everyday life, can do amazing things for your peace of mind.
  • Make time each day for the things you enjoy. All too often we spend our time doing what we have to do, like going to work, and forget to make time for the things that always made us happy growing up. Of course, it can be difficult to find the time, but you can. It may just mean waking up a little bit earlier a couple days a week.

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  • Make a list of positive affirmations and repeat them to yourself daily. Positive affirmations are statements or declarations of things you like about yourself, i.e., “I am fun to be around. I bring out the best in others. I like myself.” The more you repeat these to yourself, the more you’ll believe and act them.
  • Listen to songs that bring back good memories or put you in your happy place. I attended a Jason Mraz concert last year and had an amazing experience. It was hands down one of the best concerts I’ve ever been to. Now, when I need some tunes to cheer me up or help me de-stress, I listen to my Jason Mraz album and belt it out with no hesitation.

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  • Acknowledge your negative thoughts, but don’t indulge them. Remember the Russell Crowe movie, A Beautiful Mind? He plays a brilliant schizophrenic who eventually learns that he can’t make his hallucinations (his make-believe friends) go away, all he can do is choose not to interact with them. When it comes to negative thoughts and self-comparison, sometimes the most effective thing we can do is acknowledge that they’re there and then move on. Don’t try to interact with or analyze them—that will only make them more real.
  • Take action. Distract yourself by doing kind things for others and you’ll quickly forget about your own problems. It doesn’t have to be a time-consuming service project. Just make a mental effort to be kind to someone and you’ll start feeling better immediately.

This article originally appeared in The Outfit.

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