Monday, 17 April 2017

A New Heaven And A New Earth

This early morning, I checked my You Version Bible on my phone and I saw this; “Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.” Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.” And He said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son.”“But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.””
‭‭Revelation‬ ‭21:1-8 ‭NKJV‬‬
Making me know that there is a second death after all, death in hellfire, those people who will make it to hellfire will wish they were not born because of the pain they are experiencing. This is what we are avoiding, that's why I'm preaching to you, that is why you have to have a relationship with Jesus. I'm working on the New Jerusalem, I don't know about you my friends. We all have the choice to choose life or death before we die the first death. It is in the bible, all of it, it says in John “that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.”
‭‭John‬ ‭3:15‬ ‭NKJV‬‬
It's left for you to choose to believe in Jesus, have a relationship with Him so you won't die again, you will live again and you will no longer have a reason to cry because tears are no more in the new Jerusalem. God wants you to enjoy life after death, that is why He gives us a choice, we can live as we like but choose to follow Jesus, it's worth it and at the end you won't regret it. Last night I was trying to write something with my power, I did not succeed, and this morning I got this to write freely. When you put God in front of you, everything else is made easy. God loves you no matter what.

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Open Letter To Jesus

Happy Resurrection Day Jesus, this day is for You, not for easter bunny like my friend said yesterday, this day was set aside for You specially. When I did not know that You died for me, You died because You wanted to me my friend, confidant, provider, problem solver etc, I misbehaved. When I think about all those times that You saved me from death hoping that I will finally turn to you, I was stubborn. Was it when I was little and was playing with my friends and I jumped on a glass table, it shattered but it did not kill me, it only cut my hand, and that hand was bleeding so bad, you saved me Lord, and I did not thank You. What of that time that I was almost raped? and I cried to you as I was in the bed, You answered me, You saved me from the rape and what could have happened after then and I still did not thank You. What about that time that my kidney was swollen and it could lead to death because of fake malaria drugs, You still shrunk my kidney to the normal size and I did not thank You. So many things I could count that almost claimed my life but I did not thank You for them. But when I became Your friend, I knew that the reason You died was for me, to have a relationship with me, to acknowledge You as the one who was by my side, saving me from near death experience every time, even when I didn't know you. You died so that You only can be my best friend, and now I share everything with you. Because I knew You before stroke happened to me, You gave me peace throughout my hospital stay, and is giving me more and more peace. You are my best friend, nobody compares to You. Thank You for dying for me and Happy Resurrection Day Jesus, I LOVE YOU.

                            From Your Daughter                                                
                             With Love.  Ena.

He Always Makes A Way

He Always Makes A Way 
I really don't know how God does it, but He did it. Yesterday I went out to find out if one store I gave my bonnets to show their boss is buying the bonnets. The same morning, I sent one of my girls to braid a client's hair in Lagos. She was braiding it, I was thanking God for the day and how everything is working out for my good. I got to the shop and asked them if they had shown the bonnets to their boss, they said they had shown their boss and they had sold 3 out of the 6 I gave them, I'm supposed to be happy right? But I didnt give them the permission to sell it. The owner of the shop was telling them I have to give them an invoice and they heard the wrong price so they sold it at that wrong rate. That's by the way. As I was listening the story they were giving for my bonnets, I got an instagram dm from my friend, she said she got something for me, she does not know if I will like it, I opened the picture, guess what I saw? She bought me a smoothie maker, I was what??!!!! I told her I love it, not like it o...A smoothie maker!!!!!! the same smoothie maker I wanted to win in an instagram competition, is this how God works? In the morning I was scanning through Instagram for the picture I was competing with, she doesnt ask people to like her own picture but she passed me with over 100 likes. I had no hope for winning the smoothie maker and this afternoon I had this surprise WOW!!!!! I didn't have the strength to be happy because I was involved in a conversation that was annoying me. I left shoprite, funny enough I was not angry, I think I was tired that I couldn't get my bonnet nor the money until I produce an invoice and so happy that I got a smoothie maker, no need to tell people to like my picture.
When it was 4:30pm, remember the client I told you about that I sent one of my girls to her called me, shouting and crying that my girl has done nonsense, I was so shocked, she called more than 3 times shouting that she should loose the hair and in fact cut it to her hair length, that she will write a review right now, a bad review. When she dropped, I started praying instead of thinking about the bad review, because it was the only thing I could do, I told God that He should not leave me alone to handle this issue, I need Him, after surprising me with a smoothie maker, He wants to abandon me? That was it, she called again, I was expecting shout upon shout to my surprise, she was calm, that she wants to go to her appointment and when she comes back my girl will correct the hair that she has given her some money to buy more to correct the hair, I was thankful to God because it's only Him that could do this and I assured her when she comes back, she will meet the girl, and when she came back from her appointment, my girl was waiting for her. This morning I called my girl and asked her if the client liked her hair, my girl said she liked it. I messaged the client that I hope she liked the hair, guess what? She said she did, I was relieved and thanking God because all glory goes to God. First He gave me a smoothie maker without stress and He gave me a happy customer. Instead of complaining, pray about it, all the trials that will come, pray about it instead of nagging. If I focused my attention to the threats she gave instead of God, im so sure my girl will cut the hair, and that attachment is expensive, a debt to be paid and this morning I will be reading a bad review on instagram, but I focused on God, my only helper, my Jehovah Jireh. Focus on God, leave the worries to God to take care of, He will never disappoint you at all. I know when people read this testimony, their own testimony will come and they will focus on God when the next trial comes. When it comes, please share it to people. God loves you no matter what.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Yes You Are The Lord, My God.
I read psalm 139 this morning, you need to see the big smile on my face, how I was reading the "TRUTH" especially when the bible said in verse 13-16 “For You formed my innermost parts; You knit me [together] in my mother’s womb. I will give thanks and praise to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from You, When I was being formed in secret, And intricately and skillfully formed [as if embroidered with many colors] in the depths of the earth. Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; And in Your book were all written The days that were appointed for me, When as yet there was not one of them [even taking shape].”
‭‭PSALM‬ ‭139:13-16‬ ‭AMP‬‬
That means our God knew each and every of us before we were made, He thought about each one of us, thought about the purpose, according to the Word He even knows the days that is appointed to us to live. He was giving us the purpose He had for us one by one as He was making us. Isn't it exciting? That you have a God who thought about you and made you. But the devil attacks each and everyone of us so we wont fulfill our purpose, he creates all sorts of sins to divert our attention and it makes it sweet to us o. For instance there are people who find killing fun right? They are people who find it fun sleeping with same sex right? How about the people who sleep with people outside their matrimonial bed? Or the people who so much drink that they are drunkards, or the people who find drugs exciting etc. and shortens the life spans of people, we hear that this person died of overdose of cocaine, the one went mad and died because of weed, the person died of ritual killings, this person died because his kidney failed because he was drinking too much, mehn I cant count the sins that the devil has created and put so much fun in it and shortened the life span of some people. I was once one of his victim, that's why I can talk to you, I know all the fun you think it is, and how you get comfortable doing it. It's not fun at all, it can lead to untimely death before you even start your purpose. I tell you serving God is the real fun, not caring for the worldly sins is really fun. When you give your life to Christ you find that sin that the devil has put upon you disgusting, irritating, even when you look at people doing it, you feel pity and will want to share the good news to them, the Word is the good news. I'm so happy for what God has done in my life, 24hrs joy in my heart even when i'm crying for something but the joy I have in the Lord remains, encourages me and pull me out before it becomes depression. That's how I've been surviving for one year and some months, staying at home, job on hold, but the joy lingers, the joy made me register for a gym (for my recovery but also I really don't want to get fat 😂😂), the joy made me sell satin bonnets, the joy made me visit my friend who stays close to me, her house is my house sef, that I can sleep over many times, it's the joy. I can't even count all what the joy has done for me and if you don't have it, I feel bad. I really want you to own it, have Jesus as your paddy. See I'm begging you to accept Him as your Savior and it's so easy to accept Him but I don't assure you that it will be good all the time because the devil will attack ehh but know that Jesus died for you and has already overcome anything the devil plots for you. I know this that Jesus has already died for me and whatever the devil gives me, I will fight it to the finish because I'm a fighter for Jesus and I also know that "I can do all things through Jesus Christ". You have to know and experience it in your life and P.S get your bible whether it is on your phone or hard copy, open Psalm 139 and read it, say it out for God, soak yourself in it because God loves you no matter what.

Monday, 10 April 2017

A Testimony Not Shared Is Not A Testimony At All.
True to the title, it's not a testimony if you keep it to yourself, even if it's a little thing. I want to share a testimony about my day, maybe it will boost your confidence to ask God for things. Giving your day to Jesus has benefits you know. Today as I woke up, I declared that as I put my foot on the ground, God should take over, He should protect me because I intend to go to the market and buy materials for my satin bonnets. I went to collect my power bank and charged my phone, at 6:23am I called the man who takes me around town, I told him that he should come now, we have to go to the market and before that we go to the atm. I got ready and we went to the atm. As I was going to the atm/market, I was declaring that I will have favour on my way, I prayed that God should take over from now. We got to the bank on my junction, it was too full, I think we reached like 3 different atms, no cash until we got to Stanbic Bank, the atm was working alright but it was selecting cards. Anyone with first bank card will just know that it wont work. A man holding diamond bank atm used it, it rejected the card, he left. I was convinced that I have already told God to take over, He has take over because I was holding a diamond bank atm, I started declaring good news on the card and guess what? It worked, I was smiling in God's glory when I came out, I was so excited. From there we went to the market which was not opened, I waited from them to open, I priced eh, they were agreeing because I was their first customer, every shop that I went, they said the same thing. I smiled and thought about my friend's elder sister Edirin, I got this style of going to market early from her. Edirin I got the market  and I got the "you are the first person treatment" whoop whoop. God was taking over and I can't wait for you to see my latest bonnets. As I was going out of the market, I saw one water bottle and I priced it, I removed a whole N200 and she said "anyway you are my first customer, I will sell for you". I was so happy and I was grateful to Edirin telling me it's good to go to the market early in the morning, and i'm telling you all incase you want to go to the market to buy stuffs. So God really took care of my movement today, I came home safely, He took care of me till I went home and He is still taking care of me always. God loves you as He loves me so much, no matter what.

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

The God That Brings a Blessing Out Of a Mess

The God that brings a blessing out of a mess.
She was crying and throwing everything she could her hands on. She was bitter, depressed, tired. Nobody was there for her, not her mom, dad, her siblings even her friends, she was alone in her tribulations, so she thought. When her best friend finally showed up after months of not caring. She threw her out saying "You didn't stand by me. You were not there for me!". Her family finally came, she did the same treatment to them, she threw them out. She laid down on the floor, wondering why she was alive till this time, her life was a mess, totally destroyed. She thought to herself "I am better off dead". She walked to the kitchen to get a knife, she got to the kitchen and took the knife and came back to the room. As she was contemplating she saw a pamphlet, the book of JOHN, she hesitated about killing herself, first she wants to read this book. So she dropped the knife and picked up the book and started reading it. Her tears intensified as she was reading it, from  chapter one to the end, she saw that she was not better dead because this man called Jesus died for all she is going through right now. She was crying and smiling like she has just gotten a revelation that she is not useless as she thought. She called the number she found in the back of the pamphlet, a woman picked up and she told her what she wanted to do until she saw the pamphlet. The woman was so happy, she invited her to midweek service that evening to know more. She was so happy, she got up, and had a bath, arranged her room and decided to change the position of the bed to the window so when she pray to the man that died for her, He will hear her hahahaha. It was evening and she was seated, the minister talked about the love Jesus has for us and He wants to forgive others as Jesus forgives us. She decided to forgive her family and her friends and tell them the new found faith she has found right there. After church she went to the church office and introduced herself, they were so happy that she came, collected her number and her house address. She was so happy with herself, she gave her life to Christ and was opened to her new family. Indeed God has brought a blessing out of a mess she was. 
The story is a fiction 😂😂, I thought of writing one, and I wrote this. It was coming to my head like magic what I will write next. I hope we learn from the story that we are not useless, God loves us no matter what. 
(I think I will write short stories and publish because hey!! I like it, this is not the first story, maybe I will have a series story on my blog that I publish once in a week 🤔...l'll be thinking about it.)

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

I Can Handle It

Steven Furtick be giving the chills since yesterday, this is his words through the holy spirit. Read it and claim it today. Infact everyday, I intend to say it everyday before I go to work, yes I will soon start going to work halleluyah and the countdown to the day is so freaking far now 😭😭 now that I've got a date. Hey say it and mean it. You can handle anything, bring it on.
"Today is a new day, it will bring the new blessings and brand new battles,  but within every uncertainty, there is hidden possibility. I dont dread in any challenges that lies ahead, because i remember all the victories behind, and my confidence is not in my circumstance. The spirit of God is my supply, im steady under pressure, and I'm ready for whatever because whatever comes my way today, the outcome is I overcome. Christ is in me, I am enough, I can handle it. I can't afford to stay afraid or let my faith hesitate, my purpose is at stake, and He who called me is faithful, His strength in me is greater than any pain I feel, or any enemy I face. The promise of God is mine for the taking, every plan He has made is guaranteed to pass, it will happen, if I don't back down, if i wont let go, it will happen. If I dont stop short, if i wont sell out, it will happen. By faith, but faith doesnt take the fear away, it teaches me to fight, so bring the battle, im ready now, i've got something for Goliath. I can handle it. My power flows from presence so I wont stay struck in what was or worry about what will be, my regrets have been redeemed and my test has become my lessons. My focus is fixed and my heart is expectant, im set i'm not nervous about whats next because my eyes are on the throne. I trust the one who is in complete control, the one who already knows, how He is going to work it according to His purpose. Even the worst situations are sure to turn to my favour, if i keep moving forward, keep moving towards Him, God is with me in this moment and whatever happens, I can handle it. I know my help comes from above so if fear insists on knocking, i'll meet it at the door. Life might give me bad news but i still have a good report, I can handle it. If I fall, if I fail, I'll handle it. Grace will give me whatever it takes to carry on, I can handle it, I have humbled myself under the mighty hand of God. Christ is in me, I am enough and when the time is right, He'll lift me up. Till then the lion may roar but I see His leash so I keep moving forward, because I've been down before but my hope knows how to bounce back from rock bottom. What I need God's got it and I'm stronger, I'm better, it's settled, I'm ready, I'm focused, I'm hopeful, no hiding, I'm ready. I'm stronger, I'm better, it's settled. I'm ready, I'm focused, I'm hopeful, no hiding. I'm ready, I'm stronger, I'm better, it's settled. I'm ready, resilient, dependent, I know He'll deliver. I'm strong and courageous. The One who is able,  is greater than all. Bring it on in His name, I can handle it." 
By Steven Furtick