FIRST OF ALL,…..


Hello!I know it’s been a minute since we posted on here, mans been busy i guess and i apologise. but hey we are here now so lets get right into it shall we?

I was on phone with a friend a while back and i was  telling him of how i can’t leave people knowing there’s something wrong, i always want to help you know just be there for them atleast and he ofcourse laughed (guys always do this!can i get a witness?)then said something about purposeful living that i really can’t remember at the moment but yeah this really was me just giving you the gist of the  phonecall, lol please stay with me, don’t vex now, not yet lol 

Today i want to answer  questions thats constantly on people’s minds and thats, whats my purpose?how do i find purpose?and the likes.

Purpose…..oh dear purpose is the very thing that causes people to be aware, you just feel a sense of knowing and you question things you’ve done before you got to that point. Well to me, and with the help of the holy spirit i have discovered that:

  • purpose isn’t a vocation or a destination
  • purpose is your life and what you do with it 
  • purpose isn’t a constant variable
  • purpose is continuous, it spans across the whole existence of a being 

Sweetheart there’s nothing like ”oh my purpose is making smoothies” or something silly as that. You can be the best at something but its not the totality of your existence, it is only a pointer to something greater.


Don’t sell yourself short by thinking ”i’m only good for A so i leave DEF for someone else to do. You are to grow into full potential. Turn your bible real quick to Matthew 25:14-30,  its quite a read but the story is a very interesting one and it would help you understand better.
I have a few pointers to purpose, (i can see your face beam on reading this, yes you)so how do i know i’m living a purposeful life?this is how, 

  • purpose glorifies God 
  • purpose is enjoyed by the fulfillee, make no mistake purpose is enjoyable 
  • purpose changes lives. its no longer about you but about people and situations you’ve positively affected 

So when you can check these three off the list you’re good to go bu ultimately, purpose is found in God!I beg you today to submit your life to Jesus,  He leads the way to God and He’s just amazing to have.


As i go off to other things, i suggest you get a book written by my sister, Jesunifemi Ogundipe titled when purpose lives, amazing book trust me(you can always send a mail or leave a comment and i’ll help you get the book if interested) I love you always and thank you for reading this, i really believe that you are being blessed by it.


GRACE and PEACE 

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THE RIGHTEOUSNESS HUNT

Hi guys, sure we all are doing great, I have had to procrastinate this post for a while now, but guess what, “you are reading it on your phone already”.
Straight into business, I would love to ask, when you think of Sodom and Gomorrah, what comes to your mind?
God’s wrath and fiery judgment? OR God is out to destroy sinners?

The truth is that God was not all out to judge the people of Sodom and Gomorrah. He was not on a sin hunt. He was, in fact, on a righteousness hunt. SELAH!!

If God was on a sin hunt, He would not have allowed anyone to stop Him. But we know that He let Abraham in on what He was about to do and even allowed Abraham to entreat Him.
Abraham asked God if He would destroy Sodom if He could find 50 righteous people there. God’s reply was, “If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes.” (Genesis 18:26) Abraham then asked God if He would destroy the city if there were only 45…40…30…or 10 righteous. And each time, God’s reply was that He would spare the place for the sake of the righteous.
We all know that Abraham stopped at 10, But I am of the believe that If he had gone down to just one righteous man, God’s reply would have been the same because He was on a righteousness hunt.
Now, if God was not all out to destroy then, how much more today, when God has already judged our sins in the body of His Son? Under a new and better covenant. At the cross, Jesus exhausted all of God’s fiery judgments until there was no more fire of God’s wrath left for us, Guess what he said afterwards “IT is finished”.
Today, God is not judging us for our sins because He has found the righteousness of the one Man—Christ Jesus. So do not let anyone tell you that God judges you for your sins and punishes you with cancer, car accidents, business failures or brokenness. God would be unjust if He punished the same sins twice—in Jesus’ body and then in yours.
Have you ever felt condemned because of the bad thoughts you have had? You could be praying suddenly a dirty thought enters your mind. Actually, it is the devil who puts such thoughts in your mind. Then, he steps back, looks at you and knocks you on the head, saying, “How can you call yourself a Christian and still think such thoughts?”
You see, God wants us to bring “every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ”. Now, we are to focus on Christ’s obedience and not our own obedience!
What is “the obedience of Christ”? It is His obedience at the cross, where “by one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous”. (Romans 5:19) Jesus shed His blood for us at the cross. This means that when our thoughts condemn us, we are to focus our thoughts on Jesus’ obedience at the cross.
Dear friend, the devil can only make inroads into our minds when he gets us to focus on our obedience instead of Christ’s obedience. His strategy is to point us to our obedience or the lack of it to determine our standing before God. But just as our position as sinners is not based on what we do, but what the first Adam did, in the same way, we are forever righteous today not because of what we do, but because of what Christ did on the cross.
So the next time your thoughts seem to condemn you, say; “I am righteous and my righteousness has nothing to do with my obedience. Jesus’ obedience at the cross made me righteous.”
Yes, all God is looking for is a righteous man but guess what, Jesus is that righteous man, so God doesn’t see you, all he sees is Jesus, that is why we pray in the name of Jesus, Remember, “the name of the Lord (Jesus) is a strong tower, the righteous runs into it and they are saved”. Now, for someone to run into something or someplace, that means there is an opening and space for a someone to stay. This same Jesus decided to be our ticket of righteousness into this same name that is a strong tower. Halleluyah!!
Dear Beloved, God is on a righteous hunt and not in search of sinners, And Just like God wouldn’t have destroyed Sodom because of one right standing man (Abraham), God Can not destroy us because of one right standing man (Jesus).
God is so kind that He had to come as a man to Save Mankind
N.B: The gospel is not just good news, it is an almost too good to be true News, i.e E remain small we no for believe am.

Y.B.J
You are LIfted

 

 

 

 

COME!!!

Hi there, It’s such an honor to be able to reach out to you from my lovely sister’s stage. I would like to say she’s doing such an amazing job on this blog and if perhaps you’re a first-timer here I’ve got one question for you, “Where have you been?” I’m actually really excited you’re here today and this to me is a privilege that I will not take for granted. I thank God for the Grace and Peace that’s about to be multiplied to you through this post so as we jump right into it, please do have an amazing read.

 

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Matthew 14:24-31 (NIV)
24. and the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it.
25. Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake.
26. When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear.
27. But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”
28. “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.”
29. “Come,” he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus.
30. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”
31. Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”

This is a short and precise account of one of those abnormal things Jesus was fond of doing while here on earth. For those of us that grew up in church, we’ve probably come across this story innumerable times and I wonder if we’ve ever realized that there’s a rather prophetic imprint to this historical occurrence. (Sorry, I mean it just keeps happening and happening again). Glory be to God because now we have received what it takes to keep this from happening again. Let’s go deeper shall we?

We’re told there was a storm that wasn’t in one direction with them. My heart goes out to the victims of #MakurdiFlood #HurricaneHouston and the rest of the world who have experienced first-hand what it means to be in the midst of a literal storm, God is with you. Funny thing is, whether it’s literal or not, life by default has a way of consistently whirling winds on every innocent one passing through this earth. It could be from family relatives we don’t know how to deal with, bills sucking on our finances with invisible pipes, colleagues at work who plainly don’t like the God-life, these among many other things, it’s relative. Have you ever taken into account, ALL the problems in your life past, present and future? …Please don’t, it’s a trap and some haven’t escaped. One thought provoking fact about the Grace of God is that at first man never knew he needed it. Out on the boat, in the wind I don’t know if anybody had any hopes of getting to the other side safely; if you’ve ever been on water in a boat with the wind against you, you’d understand! but as Jesus, the embodiment of solution to all of life’s troubles natural and supernatural approached them walking without a care in the world on water, they suddenly believed in ghosts. It takes revelation to see solution. Solutions have a knack for appearing beyond our expectations. For instance

  • The Jews were expecting a King to come save them, and all they got was a baby who wasn’t even born in a decent hospital.
  • Elijah, the great man of God, false prophet slayer, at some point listened clearly but didn’t hear God when and where and how he expected.
  • And this one beats me, Mary and Martha who had connections with the greatest healer alive lost their sick brother and didn’t expect to see him again, but the healer became the life-giver.

Back to the story. As the event unfolds, Jesus, the personality of love and comfort says to them ‘Keep calm, it’s me’ but Peter amidst the dumbfounded guys asks for something profound, something he knows next to nothing about, a supernatural reality, a realm that is only possible on the strength of the word. This I present to you, Perfect Peace. Peter tasted of this gift given to him by Jesus in form of the word “Come”.

Are you in the midst of a critical situation as you may see  it, a dead end? Jesus to you is lovingly saying ‘Come, stay focused on me. I can give you something far above what you can ask or think of me.’ Jesus was fully aware of the storm, but He didn’t calm the storm, He gave Peter something that was able to keep Him unharmed in the midst of it. He gave Peter a WORD. Although He verbally said ‘COME’, He was fulfilling the spoken words of the prophet in Isaiah 26:3

3. “You will keep him in perfect peace,

 Whose mind is stayed on you,

 Because he trusts in you,”

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If I were you, I would right now accept and believe that God has given me something to deal with my situation. I know that your mind will not agree with you, but in CHRIST, it is our duty to cast down imaginations, arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God. It’s all fun and games until you ‘look away from the word’ (Ask Eve!). So you’ve read up to this point… I’m humbled.

Let’s share Grace shall we?

 

  • Praise

There’s always history for each currency. For your situation, people have gone through it before; some made it, others didn’t. I urge you to realize what’s left of you and be grateful to God for it. This is a deep saying “You survived!”

 

  • Promises:

God who is all-knowing and all-powerful, in every sense of the word has shown that if He’s made a promise, there’s no existing devil that can make Him break it. Not everything in the bible is your portion, there are things God has said that you know you need or at least you can relate to. Some you already know, others you might have to search out. As soon as you find one after the other, another deep saying “Hold on to it.”

 

  • Prayers:

Dear believer, in case you have known what God has said about you, take note, a lot of things won’t change until your voice is heard. We emerge victorious when we consciously fight from our knees, fully aware of our position in CHRIST. I’ll urge you to make a habit of the glorious gift, prayer in the Holy Ghost (Jude1:20) we wrought victories from that place you know! Halleluyah!

Finally, I recently told a dear friend this, ‘It always gets better, or you get stronger.’ So I’d like to leave you with something. Take it personal and hold on to it like never before: Isaiah 43: 1 – 3-ish
1. but now, you people of Israel, listen to Yahweh, the one who established your nation. The one who caused you to become a nation says this: “Do not be afraid, because I previously rescued you. I enabled you to have a personal relationship with me, and you belong to me.
2. When you experience dangerous situations, and you feel like you are crossing deep rivers, I will be with you. When you have very big troubles/​difficulties, you will be able to endure them. When people try to kill you like they tried to kill Daniel’s three friends by throwing them in a fire, you will not die, just like Daniel’s three friends were not burned up.
3. because I am Yahweh, your God, the Holy One of Israel, the one who rescues you.

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If you’re reading this and you haven’t really accepted our Master, Big brother and friend – Jesus – for who He is – everything. He’s right here with you asking you to come. From your heart and with your mouth tell Him. “Lord Jesus, I believe you are for me. You came, suffered, died and got up again so I can enjoy eternal peace with you. Make my life your life and be in charge of it, for I can’t handle it on my own. Thank you for loving me!”

If this post has blessed you or if you feel this could be a blessing to someone out there, a friend, a loved one, an enemy, feel free to share it. Don’t forget to drop a comment.

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Grace and Peace!