Lessons From My Daughter (Pt 7)

Miss K is one year old, God is amazing!! It’s been a beautiful journey, we stand in awe of God.

She is always teaching us life changing lessons. This weeks are no different.

  • Learn Something New Everyday

Pretty lady is very vocal. She likes to talk and imitate what we are saying. In fact, she literally picks up a new word every day. A few days ago it was ‘this’ then, she even was able to use it together with another word. She said ‘this, lala’, as she pointed at me. We still have a long way to go in teaching her when and how the words are used, but for now, we are just amused and entertained by this milestone. We are celebrating the baby steps.

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I’ve been challenged to learn something new everyday even if it is one new word. So if you see some big words in the posts to come, know that my little girl influenced me (:

  •  Empathy

Miss K is a mushy little girl. She walks up to us and climbs our laps to give us hugs. Totally heart melting. A couple of days, my mummy was bereaved. She received the news when we were all together and she broke down. A few seconds later, Miss K broke down too. When they both finished crying, they were better A problem shared is a problem half solved. If a little on is able to empathize, how much more is the Lord of Lords.


God’s heart breaks when my heart breaks. He feels my pain. He understands my struggles, He sympathizes and empathizes with me. Our God is great.

  • Jesus Must Be Seen

Ksena has a little nickname, ‘smiling/happy baby’. Her joy is evident. When people ask why she is so happy, we always say that it is the joy of the Lord. He is the one who gives joy. We cannot take credit for it.

Is God’s joy being seen in my life? I somehow feel like that should be a rhetoric question, BUT, on the real, sometimes I don’t think it is. This needs to change. My joy should not be dependent on circumstances but on God. And His joy should be my strength.


I need to work on this one.

Have a lovely day,

Smiles and hearty laughs from the pretty lady,



Pain Precedes Joy : Day 30

And just like that, a month has gone by. I have managed to blog everyday for one month. Some days have been more difficult than others, I have cried tears but I have overcome.


It reminds me a lot of this day one year ago. I was overdue and so ready for my baby to vacate my body. It was time. Baby and I were both cognizant of this fact. My blood pressure was escalating as the hours went by and she had already pooped in the womb. After a failed induction and membrane rupture, I was six centimeters dilated for seven excruciating hours. Labour pains were progressing but my cervix had reached its end; Cervical Dsytocia. I was discouraged and scared. It was supposed to be simpler, straightforward.

I ended up in the theatre. When the baby was placed in my arms, it didn’t matter, what method God had used to bring her out. She was worth every ounce of pain I felt. God’s timing was perfect. She was my perfect gift from the Most High.

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It is the same way with life. God places a good and perfect gift within you but it seems to linger on longer than you expected. It is possible for your attitude towards the gift, the giver and yourself to jeopardize how you finish. Don’t let fear make you want to keep it in longer than your ‘womb’ should host it. His grace is sufficient for the season to come. He will help and strengthen you. His power will be made perfect in your weakness.

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Whatever the Lord has placed within you will come to pass. Though your estimated due date has passed, the end is close.  The season of labour may seem like it is not yielding anything, but God will come to your rescue and He will help you to deliver your ‘baby’. Your joy is coming. Hang in there. It will be worth all the pain and sleepless nights. Surrender it all to Him and trust that He will carry you through and strengthen you.

Prayer of the day:

Dear God,

I thank you for this day and for the gift that you have placed within me. I feel as though the pain has tarried for too long and I am getting weary. Father by your power, please encourage and strengthen me. Help me to keep my eyes on you and may your plan, that is good, prevail. Prepare and equip for this next season that you may be seen in and through me.

You know the desires and anxieties of my heart, I ask Oh Lord, that while on others thou art calling, do not pass me by.

In Jesus name I pray and believe,


The song of the day:

Thank you for taking this journey with me. I’m humbled that the Lord chose to use me for the glory of His name.

God bless and keep you,


P.S I would love to hear your testimonies of what God has done in and for you this month. Please send me an email on ess@bibi2be.com


Keep Walking : Day 29

There has got to be more to life than just working to pay bills and survive.

This life is only a drop in the ocean of eternity, yet sometimes we get so sucked in and forget it is a mere corridor. We need to keep walking to our destination and arrive there in good shape.


This world is literally not our home. We are just passers-by. We are aliens and strangers, not permanent residents.

Over the last couple of days, hubby has been encouraging me to do what I was created to do. To remember that I was created for eternity, so I shouldn’t sacrifice my life after earth for a few worldly pleasures.

Have you gotten sucked up by the world and it’s worries and forgotten that you were created for eternity?


The prayer of the day:

Dear God,

Thank you for the gift of life. There are many times that  I have gotten side tracked by the pleasures and worries of this world that I have forgotten to invest my time in the eternal.

Help me to have my final destination in mind at all times. Holy Spirit please remind me to store my treasures where they cannot be stolen or eaten by moths.

In Jesus name I pray and believe,


The song of the day:



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My Ride Or Die : Day 28

**Due to circumstances beyond my control, I was not able to write this post yesterday.**

It’s been almost a month of writing daily, wow, it’s been such an exhilarating journey. I am in awe.

My prayer has been that September will not leave me the same. Even though I don’t feel like big things are happening, it will leave a lasting mark in my life. This would best be seen by the people that I interact with most. Yesterday in conversation with hubby, he said, that as I have written everyday this month and purposed to hear God daily, it has changed my walk with God. He has literally become my everything; my ride or die. My faith in Him has grown.

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Indeed, this month has revolutionized my walk with God. It’s not because things have been easy, in fact  the contrary has been true many times, I will do a behind the scenes post soon. It is because I have realized that God is my everything. I have no where else I can turn. In seasons of plenty and seasons of just enough, His love for me remains constant and by His grace, my trust in Him will remain constant.

It is a thing that I remind myself daily, only He can satisfy.

I have stopped sweating the small stuff. What used to worry me doesn’t anymore. For months on end, I have desired to do my masters, in retrospect, I can see the season just wasn’t right. I have eased up on it, I am waiting for His perfect time. Does it mean, it is no longer a desire? not at all. It just means that I have stopped obsessing over my ideal timeline and I am letting Him work things out.

I have found perfect peace regarding the same.

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My mind is stayed on Him. When it moves, I redirect it back. I will do so until this becomes it’s default destination.

Is God your ride or die?

What desires do you need to surrender to Him?

What has your mind been staying on?

The prayer of the day:

Dear God,

I thank you for second chances. Thank you that you accept me as I am, and take me back even when I have walked away from your pleasant offers too many times to count. Lord, this morning I surrender my heart’s desires to you and I trust in your perfect love for me. Though anxiety has been my bread I choose to trust in you and partake of this perfect peace.

I trust in you Lord. Keep me in perfect peace. I choose you and your plans for me; I know that they are good. You are my everything.

In Jesus name I pray and believe,


The song of the day:

Keep your mind on Him and He will keep you in perfect peace.




We Were Made To Love : Day 27

For the past week or so I have just been so overwhelmed by God’s love for me. It has been the resounding theme everywhere that I have turned. From the books that I’ve read to conversations I’ve had to the worship service I attended on Friday night.

I am convinced the heavens have been trying to get my attention. To point me back to this love that is perfect, whole and satisfying.

As I type this I am just in AWE of God. His love is all that we need.

Honestly, many times I do not walk as one who knows the fullness and magnitude of His love. I’ve been challenged this past couple of days to repeat, ‘I am loved by God’ to myself until I believe it and I am consumed and satisfied by this love.


The reality is that no one and nothing can separate us from this love.

Romans 8:38-39 NKJV

38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

A song that I am currently listening to on repeat is:

I am loved; you are loved; we are loved.

We were made to love Him, to praise Him. 

Do you believe that you are loved?

If you struggle to believe, try repeat it to yourself until you believe it completely.

What is stopping you from loving on Him?

The prayer of the day:

Dear God,

Thank you for this love. This beautiful, satisfying, captivating love. There are many times that I have been ignorant of your love for me. Circumstances have made me doubt this love from time to time. But, today I accept your love for me. May I experience the fullness of this love.

I was made to love you. May my life display my love for You. I belong to you. It is your breath in my lungs and I pour out my praise to you only. You are worthy of my praise.

I am loved by you God. What an honor it is. 

In Jesus name I pray and believe,


The song of the day:

May we be children of God who  understand, accept and believe the love of God.



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Get Off The Throne. Let God Be God : Day 26

There have been many times that I have told God when and how to do answer my prayers. It has failed terribly because I am just a mere woman and He is God. I do not have the capacity to fully understand His thoughts and ways.


Naaman the leper also had expectations as to how God should use prophet Elisha to heal him in 2 kings 5.

Then Naaman went with his horses and chariot, and he stood at the door of Elisha’s house. 10 And Elisha sent a messenger to him, saying, “Go and wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh shall be restored to you, and you shall be clean.” 11 But Naaman became furious, and went away and said, “Indeed, I said to myself, ‘He will surely come out to me, and stand and call on the name of the Lord his God, and wave his hand over the place, and heal the leprosy.’ 12 Are not the Abanah[a] and the Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? Could I not wash in them and be clean?” So he turned and went away in a rage. 13 And his servants came near and spoke to him, and said, “My father, if the prophet had told you to do something great, would you not have done it? How much more then, when he says to you, ‘Wash, and be clean’?” 14 So he went down and dipped seven times in the Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God; and his flesh was restored like the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.

The truth is, God does not always move as I expect. Sometimes He asks me to do ‘strange’ things but I constantly have to remind myself that mine is to ask and wait to receive as He dispenses and pleases.

I am learning that I need to get off the throne and let God be God. Let Him come through as He pleases and obey Him in all things, even when His instructions don’t seem ‘dignified’.

Have you been giving God instructions and suggestions?

Have your expectations been obstructing your obedience?

The prayer of the day:

Dear God,

I am humbled to know you. There is no one like you. You are the one that I will forever worship. Please forgive me for the times that I have given you instructions yet you are God.

In you I live, move and have my being. I surrender my life before you. I know that your plans are best. You know the desires of my heart, I ask that you will move as you please. I accept your decision and choose to be obedient in the big and small things.

In Jesus name I pray and believe,


The song of the day:

May our pride and expectations not stand in the way of our obedience and blessings. He is God.



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What’s In Your Hand? Use It – Day 25

For a long time, I used to think greatness in my life would begin when I had something else or a different set of circumstances.

Then the Lord asked me, ”What is it that you have in your hand?” Now, when the Lord asks you a question, you better think before you answer, or rather think as you answer. But you see, I am not the first person that He has asked this question He asked Moses what was in his hand.


Exodus 4

Then Moses answered and said, “But suppose they will not believe me or listen to my voice; suppose they say, ‘The Lord has not appeared to you.’”

So the Lord said to him, “What is that in your hand?”

He said, “A rod.”

And He said, “Cast it on the ground.” So he cast it on the ground, and it became a serpent; and Moses fled from it. Then the Lord said to Moses, “Reach out your hand and take it by the tail” (and he reached out his hand and caught it, and it became a rod in his hand), “that they may believe that the Lord God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has appeared to you.”

God went on to use this rod to do amazing things. Moses thought he needed extraordinary skills and things for people to believe him, but God needed him to see that He was extraordinary enough. When God is with you a mere thing that you could even dismiss becomes extraordinary.

I just love this!! It is God who qualifies, God who edifies and God who aggrandizes.


When Elisha met the poor widow in 2 Kings 4 who needed to offset her debt so that her sons would not be taken as slaves, he asked her what she had in her house. Her response was “Nothing at all, except a flask of olive oil,”. He told her to borrow as many empty jars as she could from her friends and neighbors. Then he instructed her to go in to her house with her sons, shut the door and pour oil into the jars and set them aside as they filled. Her small flask of oil filled all the jars until there weren’t anymore, then the oil stopped flowing. He told her to sell the oil to offset her debt and then she would remain with enough to sustain her and her family.

Now, let me ask you, what is in your hand?

It may look meagre but God is able to multiply it and increase it’s value for His glory.

Don’t sit bemoaning that life is not fair for another day, tell the Lord “this is what I have in my hand” and allow him to use it, pour you out and multiply it. May it be used to bless many souls, change many lives and leave a legacy.


The prayer of the day:

Dear God,

I thank you that indeed you have good plans for me. You have equipped me with everything that I need for life and godliness. Please forgive me for the times that I have complained and doubted because I have been unable to see the bigger picture. Lord, today I present what I have in my hands to you. I acknowledge that there are many times that I have looked down upon it but I know that you are able to use it and increase it. Here I am Lord, pour me out, for the glory of your name.

In Jesus name I pray and believe,


The song of the day:



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Living In Purpose : Day 24


There is something so amazing and breathtaking about people who are living their lives audaciously in purpose. Indeed, living in purpose sets your world on fire.

It is one thing to know your purpose, and another to walk in it.

Several months ago, when I felt God saying that I should leave my job, I was confused. My main question was, leave and go where? Eventually, I left and there begun my season of waiting. One of the most uncomfortable seasons EVER. In hindsight I can say that it was necessary. It was lonely, confusing, boring, awkward, defining, but so necessary.

It could have been much shorter had I stopped fighting God. I invested my energy everywhere except where God needed it to be. I got lost in the busyness but all He wanted was for me to enjoy the stillness. Because, that is where I would hear him.

That in-between season, broke me but gave me space to figure out what I was born to do. Slowly but surely it is falling into place. I am learning to make a conscious decision every day to follow Him and heed the call over my life.

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I read this story in 1 Kings 19 two days ago and it really resonated with me.

19 So Elijah went and found Elisha son of Shaphat plowing a field. There were twelve teams of oxen in the field, and Elisha was plowing with the twelfth team. Elijah went over to him and threw his cloak across his shoulders and then walked away. 20 Elisha left the oxen standing there, ran after Elijah, and said to him, “First let me go and kiss my father and mother good-bye, and then I will go with you!”

Elijah replied, “Go on back, but think about what I have done to you.”

21 So Elisha returned to his oxen and slaughtered them. He used the wood from the plow to build a fire to roast their flesh. He passed around the meat to the townspeople, and they all ate. Then he went with Elijah as his assistant.

Elisha knew what God had called him to do but wanted to go back and say good bye to his family. It may not have been a bad thing, but what if they convinced him otherwise?

For him to follow God wholeheartedly he needed to quit his job, and make God the main thing. His mission did not allow him to have a side hustle.

What is it that God has called you to do?

What has your excuse been? What is holding you back?

What do you need to burn or sacrifice in order to follow God wholeheartedly?

There is a price to pay, but beauty and fulfillment await you on the other side.

The prayer of the day:

Dear God,

I thank you for the seasons of life. Now I can see that the awkward in-between season was necessary. Please forgive me for the times that I have held back from following you wholly because of fear and societal expectations. 

Remind me the call over my life that I may walk in it. I know and believe that you are able to sustain me. May I find satisfaction, joy and blessings in you. May lives be changed and challenged because I have chosen to follow you and to live for you.

In Jesus name I pray and believe,


The Song of the day:



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Are You Persistent Or Have You Given Up? – Day 23

Miss K is full of stories and everyone must pay attention to her.

Two days ago, at the height of the teething drama, she started calling out to her daddy. “Dada!….Dada!…Dadaaaa! Dadaaaaaa!” When he would answer she would tell him her request “Oggat” meaning yoghurt and he would explain to her that it was dinner time. So she needed to eat her dinner first, then she could have yoghurt later. She went on and on for about 45 mins,  At first, it was cute and we laughed it off, after some time we had to listen and try to understand her sudden desire for yoghurt. She knew that she was on a liquids only diet. So she refused her food but enjoyed her yoghurt later. (Disclaimer: She doesn’t always get what she wants when she wants it. This was a one off.)


This story reminded me of the persistent widow in Luke 18 (NLT)

One day Jesus told his disciples a story to show that they should always pray and never give up. “There was a judge in a certain city,” he said, “who neither feared God nor cared about people. A widow of that city came to him repeatedly, saying, ‘Give me justice in this dispute with my enemy.’ The judge ignored her for a while, but finally he said to himself, ‘I don’t fear God or care about people, but this woman is driving me crazy. I’m going to see that she gets justice, because she is wearing me out with her constant requests!’”

Then the Lord said, “Learn a lesson from this unjust judge. Even he rendered a just decision in the end. So don’t you think God will surely give justice to his chosen people who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? I tell you, he will grant justice to them quickly! But when the Son of Man[a] returns, how many will he find on the earth who have faith?”

I was challenged by Miss K and the widow to be more persistent when I pray. Honestly, I have reached a place that I have sort of given up on some of the desires of my heart. There are those that had become like a song on my lips because of how many times I would repeat them to God. When He didn’t answer, I swiftly moved on. Yet persistence pays off.

I will write down my desires and pray about them often. You never know, the end of these thirty days may yield results.

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What have you given up on God on?

Do you believe that God is able to grant you your request?

How can you be more persistent in your prayer?

The prayer of the day:

Dear God,

Thank you for this apt reminder. Forgive me for the times that I have given up on you and made false claims about your power. Today I commit the desires of my heart to you, I know that nothing is too difficult for you. You are God and your timing is best.

In Jesus name I pray and believe,


The song of the day:



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Dare To Look Past the Pain : Day 22

Miss K has been teething for the last couple of days. We thought it was just one tooth coming out, it turns out they were three. Yes three, all at once. You can imagine the discomfort. Teething pains are quite something. One night she woke up 5 times. I was even confused. The following morning, one broke through.


As I reflected on the troubled nights, God revealed to me that it is important to look past the pain. Sometimes I focus so much on the pain and get lost in bemoaning. However, something good will come out of the pain. Sometimes, the pain is necessary for the blessing to break through.

Today, I am encouraged, that the season of discomfort will soon come to an end. It will bear fruit and God is able to use the pain to do exceedingly abundantly much more than I could ever think, ask or imagine.

What teething pains are you experiencing?

What is causing your faith to falter?

Be encouraged dear friend, be encouraged.


The prayer of the day:

Dear God,

I thank you for seasons of pain. Though they threaten to break me, You cultivate perseverance in me. I am learning that the pain has a purpose. There are times when I want to give up, but please strengthen me and encourage me. May I live to see the revelation of the pain. May lives be changed because of this pain.

In Jesus name I pray and believe,


The song of the day:



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Show Me The Way I Should Go : Day 21

There are so many days that I wake up and go about my morning on autopilot. I warm up into the day.

Today morning was no different, I was woken up by Miss K, saying ‘eethat’ ‘dadaaa’, which is her version of sweetheart and daddy. I picked her up, we prayed and went about our day. After breakfast, I settled down; when I opened my bible this is the first verse I read.

Jeremiah 42

I was reminded that I need to be more prayerful everyday for direction on where I should go and what I should do. Autopilot may seem to work but I may miss out on the assignment and blessings the Lord has prepared for me.

My desire this week is to seek God even before I do the mundane and trivial things.

The prayer of the day:

Dear God,

I humble myself before you and acknowledge that I do not know everything. Just because something worked yesterday, does not mean that it will work today.

This week I pray that you will show me what to do and where to go. Order my steps, deposit in my heart the words that you need me to speak. May my heart be sensitive to your Spirit.

I long to make you smile. May my life song sing to you, for the praise and glory of your name.

In Jesus name I pray,


The song of the day:



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Have You Become Too Casual With God : Day 20

Today is my birthday (:

The last couple of days, the thing that has been on my heart is that I will not become casual with God. It is easy to become casual with Him and lose my sense of fear and awe. Take His blessings for granted, yet it is He who chooses how and whom to bless. Indeed He gives and takes away.

Then I read this excerpt that put what I’ve been wanting to say in words:

“My heartfelt concern is that there is too much shallowness today with regard to God’s holiness. Our relationship to God has become too casual. In the modern mind, God has become almost human, so affable and ordinary that we don’t understand His holy indignation against sin. If we burst into His presence with lives unattended by repentance, confession, and cleansing by the Spirit and the Word of God, we are vulnerable to His holy indignation. It is only by His grace that we breathe each breath, is it not? He has every reason to take our lives, because the wages of our sin is death. We have lost our sense of that fear, and too many people approach God with a casual familiarity that borders on blasphemy.

Much that is done in the name of worship today clearly does not genuinely regard God as holy, and thus it falls woefully short. A lot of catchy songs are being sung, poignant feelings are being felt, congenial thoughts are being thought, and pleasurable emotions are being cultivated. But too often these things are merely self-indulgent exercises masquerading as worship without any serious acknowledgement of the holiness of God. That kind of worship bears no relationship to the worship we see in the Bible. It may be more psychological that theological, more fleshly that spiritual….If the people today who claim to have seen God really saw Him, they wouldn’t be lining up to get on the latest Christian talk show; they’d be lying prostrate on the ground, grieving over their sin.”

John MacArthur, Worship: The Ultimate Priority (Chicago: Moody Publishers, 2012) pp. 114,115.

How do you approach God?

Have you become casual with Him?

Even though we are sinful, He longs to spend time with us. We need to


The prayer of the day:

Dear God,

Thank you for the gift of life. I am so humbled that you sent your Son Jesus Christ to die for me at Calvary. Please forgive me for the times that I have sauntered into your presence in a casual manner, and taken your grace and friendship for granted. Forgetting that you are GOD. The most High. And, I should stand in awe of you, walk in fear and understanding as I approach you.

This new year, I long to walk with you Oh Lord in the manner that you desire. Allow your Spirit to quicken my heart and lead me in your way. I desire to approach you in a manner that pleases you. That I may know true closeness to you and experience you.

I stand in awe of you. You are the Lord of Lords.

In Jesus name I pray and believe,


The Song of the Day:

He is God. May we approach Him as we ought to. He is not a mere man.



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Have You Given Up? Linger On A Little Longer : Day 19

Have you given up on God?

Sometimes I feel so exasperated, having prayed about certain things for so long yet I haven’t received a response. Or should I say, a favorable response. Over the years, I have become more cautious as I make requests of God. More recently, I have learned to pray ‘safe’ prayers. You know, those that I don’t peg too much hope on. Folly.

Yet, God has convicted my heart, asking me if I really trust Him. And, if I don’t trust Him, who do I trust? The thing about my relationship with God, is that I know that there is no one else I can trust. So, even as I give up, I end up back at square one; trusting Him.


I love the story about the lady with the issue of blood. She pressed in, past the crowd. She knew where the power lay and believed that if she just touched the hem of His garment she would be healed. Her touching the hem of His garment did not go without Him noticing.

43 A woman in the crowd had suffered for twelve years with constant bleeding,[a] and she could find no cure. 44 Coming up behind Jesus, she touched the fringe of his robe. Immediately, the bleeding stopped.

45 “Who touched me?” Jesus asked.

Everyone denied it, and Peter said, “Master, this whole crowd is pressing up against you.”

46 But Jesus said, “Someone deliberately touched me, for I felt healing power go out from me.” 47 When the woman realized that she could not stay hidden, she began to tremble and fell to her knees in front of him. The whole crowd heard her explain why she had touched him and that she had been immediately healed. 48 “Daughter,” he said to her,“your faith has made you well. Go in peace.” Luke 8

What is the cry of your heart?

What are you battling with?

What do you need God to do?

Have you given up on pressing in to touch the hem of his garment?


Press in. He is God. Refuse to leave without a touch from Him, let Him know that you are desperate for Him, that you need Him; that you are nothing without Him.

He is God.

The prayer of the day:

Dear God,

I acknowledge that you are God, regardless of any battle I face, regardless of any situation in my life. You see my heart, you know how weary it is, but with the little energy I have, I choose to pursue you. I need a touch from you, no one, nothing else will do. It is You that I want, you that I need, You that I desire.

I declare that there is no other name but Jesus that has power, freedom and victory. Here I am, calling on your name Jesus. Saying that while on others you are waiting do not pass me by. Set me free from anything that holds me captive, heal me from every hurt and disease that courses through my body, show yourself strong in my life. Encourage me, let your light shine as you lift me from the dark hole that I have slipped in to. Speak to me, love on me, satisfy me.

Jesus, I need you. Only You can set me free. Only You can satisfy me.

In Jesus name I pray and believe,


My heart is at peace now. May the Lord pursue you and touch you in a very personal way.

The song of the day:

I love this song.

Indeed there is no other name but Jesus.



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Are You Satisfied Or Just Pacified? : Day 18

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I absolutely love this quote.

There is indeed a God-shaped void in every person. The truth is that only God can satisfactorily fill it. Efforts to fill it with other things will eventually prove futile. They may seem to fit, by filling parts of it, and making you fill less empty, but, they cannot do what God can do.

This is a pearl of wisdom that I have to keep reminding myself. Happiness is elusive, it comes and goes. When all is said and done, God remains. Contentment and satisfaction are found in Him. He is truly ALL THAT I NEED.

One of my favourite verses is:

Psalm 16:2 NIV

I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord;
    apart from you I have no good thing.”

The truth is that only God can satisfy that God shaped void within my heart. He is the source of all good things. I can never have too much of Him. He is more than enough for me. In order to find Him, I must search for Him wholeheartedly.


Have you been pacified by the things of this world?

Are you really satisfied and content?

What is the real desire of your heart?

The prayer of the day:

Dear God,

Thank you for this timely reminder. Indeed, you knit me in my mother’s womb for Your purposes and glory. Many are the times that I have gotten sidetracked and pacified by the things of this world. I have cheated myself that I am whole, yet the God shaped void within is still longing to be filled.

Only you can satisfy me. Help me to search for you with all that I am. Teach me and speak to me. Draw me closer than I have ever been. Reveal Yourself to me that all these other things may fade in your presence. 

I long for you. My heart beats for You. Satisfy me Lord. Satisfy me.

In Jesus name I pray and believe,


The Song of the day:

May we be weaned off the pacifiers of this world and allow Him to satisfy us.




Power & Money; The test of the heart : Day 17


Take a moment and write a list of ALL the things that your heart desires.

Do I see you smiling?

What if God gave you all those things, how would you feel? Would your thoughts and behavior change? Would you pursue Him as you do now?

A couple of days ago, we were privileged to host a few missionaries for an hour. It was rather impromptu so we sat there with open hearts and minds.  When hubby asked them what was the one thing that struck them about visiting Kenya, one of the men said, ” during this trip we have been to all types of houses. Earlier on today, we visited with a lady who lives in a mud hut and it was a wonderful visit. The thing that struck me was how solid her faith is even though she doesn’t have a lot of material possessions compared to those who live in America. Her faith in God is true, not defined by what she does or doesn’t have. I have really been challenged, to love and trust God with all I am regardless of all I have.”

After he said this, it was time to rush to the airport. This conversation lingered on in our home. As we begun to just think about it, hubby gave me some insight. You see, when you don’t have much God is your everything. You look to Him first in all situations because He is literally your source. When a lot of money and positions of the power check in to the picture it is easy to consult them first before you consult God. And so he said, “positions of power and money are tests of the heart.”

test heartWhat will the Lord find when He searches your heart?

The prayer of the day:

Psalm 139

O Lord, you have examined my heart
    and know everything about me.
You know when I sit down or stand up.
    You know my thoughts even when I’m far away.
You see me when I travel
    and when I rest at home.
    You know everything I do.
You know what I am going to say
    even before I say it, Lord.
You go before me and follow me.
    You place your hand of blessing on my head.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
    too great for me to understand!

I can never escape from your Spirit!
    I can never get away from your presence!
If I go up to heaven, you are there;
    if I go down to the grave,[a] you are there.
If I ride the wings of the morning,
    if I dwell by the farthest oceans,
10 even there your hand will guide me,
    and your strength will support me.
11 I could ask the darkness to hide me
    and the light around me to become night—
12     but even in darkness I cannot hide from you.
To you the night shines as bright as day.
    Darkness and light are the same to you.

13 You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body
    and knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!
    Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.
15 You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion,
    as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.
16 You saw me before I was born.
    Every day of my life was recorded in your book.
Every moment was laid out
    before a single day had passed.

17 How precious are your thoughts about me,[b] O God.
    They cannot be numbered!
18 I can’t even count them;
    they outnumber the grains of sand!
And when I wake up,
    you are still with me!

19 O God, if only you would destroy the wicked!
    Get out of my life, you murderers!
20 They blaspheme you;
    your enemies misuse your name.
21 O Lord, shouldn’t I hate those who hate you?
    Shouldn’t I despise those who oppose you?
22 Yes, I hate them with total hatred,
    for your enemies are my enemies.

23 Search me, O God, and know my heart;
    test me and know my anxious thoughts.
24 Point out anything in me that offends you,
    and lead me along the path of everlasting life.

In Jesus name I pray and believe,


God needs to, and desires to remain God in your life at all times.

The song of the day:

May God remain God in your life. Allow Him to search your heart.  These other things will pass away; He will remain.



P.S if you would like me to stand with you in prayer, send me an email on ess@bibi2be@gmail.com


Be Still & Know that He Is God – Day 16


“People don’t always get what they deserve in this world.”
Lemony Snicket, The Blank Book

Sometimes life throws unfair situations in your face.  Some people are just bullies who use their positions of power, money and bravado to puff up their egos as they boss people around. They are not much different from bullies on the playground, who push you around until you go and tell your daddy. When your daddy shows up, they shrink in size in front of your eyes and apologize.

When I feel like I’m being treated unfairly, I am usually tempted to fight for my rights. If I don’t have enough energy to fight, flight is the next best option. I run away into a corner and sulk, albeit, briefly.

A couple of days ago, I had an encounter with a bully, one whom i’ve dealt with before. As I’ve been wondering how to react, God has been reminding me to be still and know that He is God. Being still and letting Him fight my battles is a sign of wisdom and strength. Wisdom to know which battles not to fight as His strength is made perfect in my weakness.

2 Corinthians 12:9

Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.

I am learning to run to God like the little child on the playground and let Him fight my battles and show Himself strong.

In the stillness I hear Him; in the stillness I see Him; in the stillness He transforms me.

What situations do you need to be still and let God fight for you?

May your faith and peace come from the fact that He is God. He is able to fight on your behalf and WIN.

The prayer of the day:

Dear God,

Thank you for the reminder that though I am in war, the battle is not mine, the battle is Yours. Today I choose to stand still and know that You are God. I put my trust in You and declare that Your plans for me are the best. Though sometimes I feel defeated, deflated and discouraged by this situation, I choose to keep my eyes on You and watch You fight for me.

Through You, victory is mine.

In Jesus name I pray and believe,


The song of the day:

There is peace, joy and victory in the stillness.



P.S if you would like me to stand with you in prayer, send me an email on ess@bibi2be@gmail.com


God Understands You : Day 15

There are times that I have felt as though I am not fully understood by others. Though they may sympathize, they do not come from a place of experience. Their desire to encourage me may be noble, but they are limited. As a result, I measure what I say according to what I feel they can understand.


This has been a lovely reminder, God understands me, not in the cliche sense of the word and world, but He really does. He has felt what I feel and His comfort comes from a place of much more than empathy, it comes from experience. Even though sometimes He seems far away, He is as close they get. He sees what I struggle to articulate. I don’t have to put up face with Him, He longs to see my heart and heal it.

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What have you been feeling like the world cannot understand?

What is the unspoken cry of your heart?

Try Jesus. Receive His mercy and find His grace. Allow Him to love on you.

Dear God,

I am so humbled that you love me like You do. Thank you for sending Your Son to come to die for my sins. What a privilege it is to know that He feels my pain, that He actually knows and understands my myriad of emotions.

Jesus please forgive me for the times that I have ignored You and rejected Your offer for help. Yet You know what I need, You are what I need. Your love and comfort are exactly what I need.

Help me to run to you, in your arms I am safe. I desire to confide in You and let You in to the deepest part of my heart where the pain and raw emotions reside.

Be exalted in my life. My soul longs for you.

In Jesus name I pray and believe,


The song of the day:

Jesus desires to comfort you. His mercy and grace await thee. Run into His arms and let Him embrace you and soothe you with His loving words.



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In Limbo! The Wait : Day 14

Happy New week

Hope you had a lovely weekend.

Last night I was having a conversation with hubby about how I feel as though I am not doing great things for God according to my schedule. His response was:


Let me backtrack a little, two days ago the anxiety regarding this season of limbo was so bad that I couldn’t sleep. If you know me well, you know that I rarely have sleep problems. So I got up, made myself some hot chocolate, and sat down to read my bible. This quieted down my rumbling stomach.

I read the story about Elijah and I was so encouraged. After  Elijah told King Ahab  ”As surely as the LORD, the God of Israel, lives – the God whom I worship and serve – there will be no due or rain during the next few years unless I give he word!” God led him Kerith Brook and commanded the ravens to bring him food. After a while the brook dried up and the Lord told him to go and live in the village of Zarephath. There he found a widow who had been instructed to feed him. These stays were not just a ‘one night sleep over’, they took some time. (1 kings 17)


In the third year of the drought, God asked Elijah to present himself to King Ahab with the message that ‘God would soon send rain’. After which they decided to have a contest on Mount Carmel.

21 Elijah went before the people and said, “How long will you waver between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow him; but if Baal is God, follow him.”

But the people said nothing.

22 Then Elijah said to them, “I am the only one of the Lord’s prophets left, but Baal has four hundred and fifty prophets. 23 Get two bulls for us. Let Baal’s prophets choose one for themselves, and let them cut it into pieces and put it on the wood but not set fire to it. I will prepare the other bull and put it on the wood but not set fire to it. 24 Then you call on the name of your god, and I will call on the name of the Lord. The god who answers by fire—he is God.”

Then all the people said, “What you say is good.”

25 Elijah said to the prophets of Baal, “Choose one of the bulls and prepare it first, since there are so many of you. Call on the name of your god, but do not light the fire.” 26 So they took the bull given them and prepared it.

Then they called on the name of Baal from morning till noon. “Baal, answer us!” they shouted. But there was no response; no one answered. And they danced around the altar they had made.

27 At noon Elijah began to taunt them. “Shout louder!” he said. “Surely he is a god! Perhaps he is deep in thought, or busy, or traveling. Maybe he is sleeping and must be awakened.” 28 So they shouted louder and slashed themselves with swords and spears, as was their custom, until their blood flowed. 29 Midday passed, and they continued their frantic prophesying until the time for the evening sacrifice. But there was no response, no one answered, no one paid attention.

30 Then Elijah said to all the people, “Come here to me.” They came to him, and he repaired the altar of the Lord, which had been torn down. 31 Elijah took twelve stones, one for each of the tribes descended from Jacob, to whom the word of the Lord had come, saying, “Your name shall be Israel.” 32 With the stones he built an altar in the name of theLord, and he dug a trench around it large enough to hold two seahs[a] of seed. 33 He arranged the wood, cut the bull into pieces and laid it on the wood. Then he said to them, “Fill four large jars with water and pour it on the offering and on the wood.”

34 “Do it again,” he said, and they did it again.

“Do it a third time,” he ordered, and they did it the third time. 35 The water ran down around the altar and even filled the trench.

36 At the time of sacrifice, the prophet Elijah stepped forward and prayed: “Lord, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel, let it be known today that you are God in Israel and that I am your servant and have done all these things at your command. 37 Answer me, Lord, answer me, so these people will know that you, Lord, are God, and that you are turning their hearts back again.”

38 Then the fire of the Lord fell and burned up the sacrifice, the wood, the stones and the soil, and also licked up the water in the trench.

39 When all the people saw this, they fell prostrate and cried, “The Lord—he is God! TheLord—he is God!” ( 1 Kings 18:21-39)

After 3 years in what may seem as limbo, God displayed His power through Elijah. We are not told what went through Elijah’s heart and mind while being feed by ravens and a widow, but at long last, God used Him to do something mighty. Though, he was not defined by the season that He was in.

I sometimes fall into this trap, but I am learning that He is the God of the whole journey.

Are you in a season of solitude and preparation, where you feel there is not much action?

Do you get weary of waiting on the Lord?

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Embrace the season of preparation, it won’t last forever. In His time, He will unveil you to the world. You will live out your purpose fearlessly for Him.

The prayer of the day,

Dear God,

I thank you that You chose me. Thank you for Your grace and calling over my life. Sometimes I have a rotten attitude towards the season of preparation, help me to embrace it and enjoy it. I desire to learn more from You and experience You more.

Satisfy me with Your love; satisfy me with Yourself.

I praise and worship you. I declare that I am available for You to use me as You see fit. I can trust your plan even in the lonely seasons.

Be exalted and magnified.

In Jesus name I pray and believe,


The song of the day:

Do not despise the season of preparation.

Blessings upon blessings.


P.S if you would like me to stand with you in prayer, send me an email on ess@bibi2be@gmail.com

hurry up

Hurry Up, God: Day 13

hurry up

” Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger then men.” 1 Corinthians 1:25

Ned was quite tall enough to see over the dashboard of the car I was driving.

“Hurry up, Mom,” he urged.

But he was too young to read the road signs that said 45 miles per hour. As I began to apply the brakes, he demanded, “Why are you stopping?”

“There is a school bus that has just stopped,” I explained.

As soon as we started again, he urged, “Pass him, Mom.” He was too small to see the double yellow line.

I thought to myself, How like me when I pray! Spiritually I am too young to read the road signs, too small to see what lies ahead. Yet how often i am guilty of telling God how to run things.

We may make requests, but never insist on having our own way lest we become one of those of whom it was said, “He gave them their request; but sent leanness into their soul” (Psalm 106:15).

We may pray in simple, childlike faith; urgently, persistently. But we must always pray, “Thy will be done.”

A gentle spirit devotional selections for today’s Christian woman (p. June 2). (1999). Uhrichsville, Ohio: Barbour Pub. (Emphasis mine).

I read this and it really hit home. There are so many times that I pray, and believe but unfortunately what I am trusting God for is not in His will. Then I get so disappointed and ‘question’ His faithfulness when I don’t get it. The folly of man.

A few weeks ago, I resolved to take my walk with God a day at a time and trust His love for me. I may not always get what I want or even think I need, but I can trust God and His plan for me. Whenever I feel a little shortchanged, whatever that may mean, I remind myself this:


Prayer for the day:

Dear God,

Thank you for this timely reminder. I don’t know what lies ahead and many time I try to advise You on how to guide me, yet without You, I am as blind as they come. Father please forgive me of the sin of pride. I humble myself before You and acknowledge that You know best. Your plans for me are indeed good. I can trust Your timing because You see the bigger picture.

Help me to trust You to carry me to pleasant places in Your time.

Thy will be done in my life.

In Jesus name I pray and believe,


The song of the day:

Have a blessed day. Your heart and it’s desires are in safe hands.



P.S if you would like me to stand with you in prayer, send me an email on ess@bibi2be@gmail.com


I Speak Life : Day 12

“You are not the only one that is going through some struggles, challenges and obstacles. There is no need to be too hard on yourself. This too will surely pass away just like all that you have been through in the past. Stay strong and keep your faith alive. God is on your side.”
Edmond Mbiaka

This quote has really encouraged me. I am especially hard on myself. I have blogged previously about the voices in my head that are full of self-condemnation and unrealistic expectations. Hang around them long enough, and you start to believe them. Once they start, they never quite stop. They transmit on megaphones with a loop option.


I have seen the power of words play out in my life. Interestingly, yesterdays post was about the life-giving power of words. I want to frame this verse to serve as a daily reminder that I will give an account of the words I speak.

Matthew 12:36 (NIV)

I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken.

Other versions say, idle word.

The truth is I have no control over the words that I have spoken in the past, but I do have control over the words that I will speak today and in the days to come.

Every time I have a turnover of negative words, I remember this verse.


Over the past couple of weeks, I have been asking God to heal my heart, show me the root hurt that has tainted my speech and view, and to lead me in the way everlasting.

What hurts have you buried in your heart that result in negative speech?

Today, with God’s help, I choose to speak words of life, words that will edify and build. Words that will display God’s love first of all to myself, the to my family and finally, to the world. 

Have you been speaking kindly to yourself? your family and the world?

How can you ensure you speak words of life?

What reward system can you put in place?

The prayer of the day:

Dear God,

Thank you for this day. Thank you for Your grace that never runs out on me. Father, please forgive me for the idle words that I have spoken to myself and others. They have indeed gone out and cause harm rather than good. Please illuminate Your light in my heart that You may reveal the hurt hidden in the crevices that cause me to speak words of death.

I invite You to heal my heart, renew my mind and lead me in the way everlasting. Give me a desire for Your Word, that I may hide it in my heart and it will be readily available on my lips.

I desire to worship You with my speech.

I love and adore you.

In Jesus name I pray and believe,


The song of the day:

Don’t give up! You are loved. Speak life over yourself and those you love.



P.S If you would like me to stand with you in prayer, feel free to send me an email on ess@bibi2be.com

Jesus love you

Give me Jesus – Day 11

Yesterday as we went out for our drive, we saw an elderly lady selling some toys a few kilometers from our house. Hubby said we should promote her, and I said, ‘’yes, let’s get her attention and pull over to the side of the road.”

As he opened the window, I told him to buy something from her and to tell her that Jesus loves her. As she showed him the toys, and we let Miss K choose one she likes, he told her that I asked him to tell her that Jesus loves her. She responded a bit taken a back but said that she loves Him too.

Jesus love you

After we gave her that which we had decided, she looked at us and said ”thank you for that reminder. I walk around the whole day and there is no one to remind me that Jesus loves me.” She walked away with more than just a few extra shillings in her pocket; she walked away happy, her heart filled with hope.

I was balancing tears as we drove off. I knew that above promoting her business, we had given her what she needed most, hope in Jesus.


As I look at this toy, I will always remember that Jesus loves me and that He desires for me to be an ambassador of Christ. To tell the world of His love; there are people who are desperate for a reminder of His love. People are low on hope. I need to be His hands and feet and share the love.

As Miss K grows older and begins to understand more, I will remind her this story. That she too may go forth and tell people of the love of Christ. That she may refresh others.

Jesus loves you, fiercely and deeply. Be encouraged, that even in difficult circumstances, you are not forgotten. May He fill your heart with what no money can buy, His peace and joy.

Who can you remind of Jesus’ love today?

The prayer for the day is:

Dear God,

I thank you for Your Son Jesus Christ. I thank You that He came and died on the cross for my sins. Indeed You tore the veil and made a way for me to enter Your presence as You displayed Your great love for me.

Sometimes I allow the things of this world to veil my eyes and I am unable to see your love for me. Thank You for this reminder. Your love is truly extravagant.

Show me who I can encourage in you today. Use me to spread the good news and remind people that they are loved. I am available to remind them that You sent Your only son so that they could have life in abundance. May they experience Your great love and walk in the way everlasting.

I love and adore you. There is none like You.

In Jesus Christ name I pray and believe,


The song of the day is:

May you be refreshed as you refresh others today.



P.S if you would like me to stand with you in prayer, you can send me an email on ess@bibi2be.com


Pain Must Be Felt: Day 10

I am not a theologian or a scholar, but I am very aware of the fact that pain is necessary to all of us. In my own life, I think I can honestly say that out of the deepest pain has come the strongest conviction of the presence of God and the love of God.  ~ Elizabeth Elliot

I really admire Elizabeth Elliot’s walk with God. Her life is testimony of what God can do through pain, if you let Him. She lost not one but two husbands; she ministered to the people who killed her first husband. You can read more about her here.


We took Miss K to the docs yesterday, she knew where we were so she was uneasy. As she gets older she is able to predict events. When she was given the jab, she wailed, till tears came out. She has two types of cries, one for attention, which is more of noise, the other one with tears when she has actually been hurt. Yesterday, she was hurt, both physically and emotionally. She gave us a look of ‘how could you?’ and her arm was a little sore. The reality is that, as much as she could have perceived our actions to be bad, the pain was necessary for her. It may seem like we didn’t protect her from pain then, but she had to feel the pain to protect her from pain later.

Hubby took her out to the balcony and comforted her as she cried. There was no ‘get over it now’ sort of speech, not at all. He just soothed her and let her go through the motions. Eventually she calmed down and kept quiet and begun waving bye at cars driving into the horizon. Such a sweetheart, this little one.


Pain must be felt.

In our own lives, we must give ourselves room to feel the pain, because it hurts. We can choose to overlook it, but that will not take away it’s power. Also, when people are in pain, or have gone through trauma, they need time to feel. Sit in their pain, evaluate it, acknowledge that it happened; feel it. Unlike other things, there is no timeline for dealing with pain. So don’t rush anyone. As long as they are dealing and haven’t given up, they will be just fine, with God’s help. He is close to the brokenhearted. They are safe in His arms. You are safe in His arms.

Psalm 34:18 (NIV)

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted
    and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

How have you been hurt recently?

Have you allowed yourself to go through the motions of the pain?

Feeling pain is not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength. We live and we learn.

No one is immune. It’s a part of life. Some things hurt more than others, by God’s grace we bounce back.


Do you know someone who is heart broken? going through the motions of pain?

How can you comfort them patiently?

Pray for them. Be there for them.

The prayer of the day:

Dear Lord,

Your children’s hearts are breaking. The worries of life and unfortunate events have brought unimaginable pain their way. I pray Lord that you will be very close to them. That you will comfort the grieving family, comfort those who have been abused, comfort those who feel disappointed by your timing, comfort those who have been rejected, comfort those who have lost children, comfort those who have lost their jobs and comfort those who need your comfort.

May you be so close to the them, that above the pain, and in the midst of the pain they will hear you speak your loving words and truth to their hearts. They need you Papa, we need you; I need you. Please wipe the tears that flow down my face when I go through painful seasons, comfort my heart and show me how to forgive.

In Jesus name I pray and believe,


The song of the day:



P.S If you would like me to stand with you in prayer, feel free to send me an email on ess@bibi2be.com


Friendship With God : Day 9


“A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.”
Elbert Hubbard

God is an amazing friend. He knows all about me and still loves me the same. I don’t have to put up a facade around Him, and even if I did, He would see right through me. There have been seasons in my life that have propelled me to cultivate my friendship with God more. I have learned that in seasons where I feel lonely, I should pursue Him more. He is a faithful friend.

It is indeed a privilege to be a friend of God. There are benefits.

Psalm 25:14 (NLT)

Friendship with the LORD is reserved for those who fear him. With them he shares the secrets of his covenant.


I have learned to give God time to speak. He desires to teach me, affirm me and love on me, if only I would listen.

Are you a good listener?

What has God been telling you?

The prayer of the day:

Dear Lord,

I am so humbled that You call me friend. Please forgive me for the times that I have taken Your friendship for granted. For the times that I have ignored You for days on end. It is a blessing and privilege to be called friend by You. To have You the Lord of Lords as my friend. I stand in awe of You.

I desire to hear You speak to me and teach me personally. Your presence is life changing. I long to spend more time with You. Help me to desire You more, satisfy me with Yourself Lord, satisfy me with Yourself.

All the glory and honour belong to You. You are God alone.

In Jesus name I pray and believe,


The song of the day:

Take some time out today and cultivate your friendship with God. Listen as He speaks and receive the secrets of His covenant.



P.S If you would like me to stand with you in prayer, feel free to send me an email on ess@bibi2be.com


Tangible Fruit : Day 8

A year ago, I was counting down days to holding my little girl in my arms. I honestly looked and felt like a different person. Anxiety and unease flooded my heart regarding delivery. I was all done nesting, save for a few items that I was waiting on to come from another town.

Fast forward to a year later, from the moment you enter our house, you know without a shadow of doubt that Miss K is a resident of our home. Over the last couple of weeks, she has managed a toy distribution service. Which she is excelling at by the way; her toys are all over the house. Her curiosity is at its best, she wants to know what everything is; if she can remove it she will, if she can pass under or over it, she will.


Yesterday evening as I looked at her toys lying on the floor, the Holy Spirit convicted me that His presence in my life,in our lives, should be very evident. He should leave a trail of tangible fruit. If He doesn’t, then His tenancy is in question.


The thing about God is that you can’t encounter Him and leave the same. He comes and overturns ‘monuments’ in your heart and reveals the rusty, dusty and nasty things that have been hiding under them.

Can the fruit of the Spirit be seen in your life?

Have you given the Spirit free reign in your life?

Can the people around you see God in your life?

The prayer of the day:

Dear God,

I thank you for your power and love. I am humbled that You love me yet You see the contents of my heart. You see what I think and feel behind closed doors, but You love me all the same. Thank you that Your invitation for me to experience You deeper is still open. Indeed You desire to transform me and grow me.

I want to be a better ambassador for Christ for the glory of Your name. Please forgive me for the times that I have brought shame to Your name. I desire to be Your hands and Your feet. For people to see You in me. Work in and through me Lord.

I declare that I am not going back to the way things used to be. Continue to lead me in your everlasting ways.

I love you and I worship you.

In Jesus name I pray and believe,


The song of the day is:



P.S If you would like me to stand with you in prayer, feel free to send me an email on ess@bibi2be.com


I Still Believe : Day 7

‘I will not allow what I see to hinder what I believe’ – Marvin Sapp

I’ve been a little discouraged for the past day or so. It is not because God has not been good but sometimes I get weary, wondering when His great promises will come to pass. Once in a while the discouragement overwhelms me and I forget what He said. This morning as I sat, God reminded me of this verse.


God is faithful. Just because it seems as though He has tarried does not mean that He has forgotten me. The reality is that when life happens sometimes I forget all that He promised. Therefore, I need to write down His promises and refer to them often.

So to my weary heart, I say this:

Psalm 42:5-6a (NLT)

Why am I discouraged?
    Why is my heart so sad?
I will put my hope in God!
    I will praise him again—
    my Savior and  my God!

Here I am, putting my hope in God and praising Him. The more I praise, the more He encourages me.

What are the promises that the Lord has given you?

What do you do when you feel discouraged by His timing?

Do you believe that He is for you and wants the best for you regardless of what you see?


The prayer of the day is:

Dear God,

Thank you for Your Word. It gives life to my soul and strengthens my body. Thank You that You are close to the brokenhearted and discouraged; that you are close to me. Lord sometimes what I see influences what I believe. I ask that You help me to write down Your promises and believe in them even when it seems like You have tarried.

I declare that I trust Your appointed time because it is perfect and I know that You love me. Help me to learn the lessons that I need to learn from this season. Heal my heart and speak to me.

I desire to be more like You. Though my faith falters sometimes, I do believe that You are for me. I know that if You are for me no one and nothing can stand against me. Continue to wrap me in your arms and encourage me in Your word.

I praise you my Savior and my God. There is nothing too difficult for you. You hold my world in Your hands.

In Jesus name I pray and believe,


The song of the day is:

Have a lovely week. Be encouraged. You are not forgotten.



P.S If you would like me to stand with you in prayer, feel free to send me an email on ess@bibi2be.com


Be Magnified : Day 6


I went to the beach yesterday, it was breathtakingly beautiful. There was a perfect peace that covered me. I couldn’t help but just stand in awe of God and join creation in worship Him. As I looked at the ocean and reflected, there was an impression over my heart. That I have made God too small in my eyes. This song was heavily on my heart and I wept as I sung it.

I was quiet for a few minutes, because it was true. I realized that I had begun to look at God from a very small lens, and in my folly I would measure Him against my circumstances. Folly of the highest order but my reality all the same. Considering I am a stay at home mum and writer, you can imagine what I measure Him against. I am chuckling as I write this because it is absolutely ridiculous. This past week, we have had blackouts every day without fail. It has made writing a bit tricky; but God’s power and might have nothing to do with Kenya Power. He is God in times when they supply us with electricity and in times when they don’t.

God is so gracious. Even as He convicted my heart of that wrong, He loved on me and begun to show me just how big He is.

I left there refreshed and challenged. In AWE of the most high God.

What circumstances have you been measuring God against?

When is the last time you just stood in AWE of Him and thanked Him for who He is?

The Prayer of the day is:

Dear Lord,

I thank you for the privilege that it is to know you and be known by you. I worship you Lord, because you are God. You are not defined by anything or anyone. You are sovereign.

Please forgive me for the times that I have made you too small in my eyes; the days that I have measured you against circumstances. Forgive me Lord, for the way that I have magnified situations and minimized you by sometimes looking for help from mere men. Yet you are the only one who can help me. Indeed some trust in chariots and some in horses but I choose to trust in the name of the Lord.

Help me to always see how big you are. To see you as you really are; God. There is nothing that you can’t do, and I declare that my eyes are on you, be magnified Lord, be magnified.

In Jesus name I pray and believe,


The song of the day is:

May the Lord encourage you. There is nothing to hard for Him. HE IS GOD. May He be magnified in every aspect of your life. Have a lovely day.



P.S If you would like me to stand with you in prayer, feel free to send me an email on ess@bibi2be.com


Investing In The Eternal : Day 5


When I was younger, I used to judge Martha in Luke 10, a bit harshly, wondering why she would the leave the feet of Jesus to go and cook. Then proceed to get irritated that Mary was not helping out.

Luke 10:38-42 ( NLT)

As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him.  She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said.  But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”

 “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”

Over the last couple of months, I have realized that I am not too different from Martha. Sometimes I feel so harassed by my to list, that I have to time my quiet time. I am learning that I need to plan my quiet time first and have everything and everyone else work around it. My schedule keeps changing so I have to be flexible. Of late, it has meant waking up earlier, or taking advantage of miss K’s nap times. Really, doing whatever it takes to sit at the feet of Jesus.

The story of Mary and Martha, observes Elder Dallin H. Oaks, “reminds every Martha, male and female, that we should not be so occupied with what is routine and temporal that we fail to cherish the opportunities that are unique and spiritual.” (Ensign, Nov. 1985, p. 61.)

How much of your day do you invest in the eternal?


Moving forward, I need to be a better steward of my time and spend more time with God. Invest where my treasures cannot rust or be eaten by moths.

How can you ensure that you spend more time at Jesus feet?

The prayer for the day:

Dear God,

Thank you for the gift of time, Help me to plan my time better. I desire to make my time with you a priority. Give me a desire for your Word; as I sit at your feet, open up my mind and heart to understand what you teach me. Show me the way that I should go that I may walk in it.I want to be a hearer and a doer of your Word. Strengthen me and grant me your grace to walk the path that you have prepared for me.

I desire more of you. I long for you. Teach me. Love me and hold me close.

In Jesus name I pray and believe,


The song of the day is:

Have a lovely weekend. Keep chasing after Him.



P.S If you would like me to stand with you in prayer, feel free to send me an email on ess@bibi2be.com


You Can’t See The Depression In Her Eye

There is a common notion that depressed people can just snap out of it. Put off the sad switch and be happy. Well meaning family and friends can say things that may cause the depressed person to feel even worse. Because, to some extent the factors are beyond their control.

Constant badgering can leave them feeling more hopeless. This promotes masking, because the depressed person does not feel as though they have gap to be real, and experience the motions of their emotions. Instead they have to try and adhere to societal expectations while dying on the inside.


Depression is paralyzing.

It leaves one feeling stuck, dormant, and sometimes lost. This kills their self esteem and self worth. They are unable to do things they used to do easily with the same excitement and zeal.

Speaking of paralysis, Jesus healed a paralytic man back in Capernaum.

Matthew 9: 2-8 ( NLT)

Jesus climbed into a boat and went back across the lake to his own town. Some people brought to him a paralyzed man on a mat. Seeing their faith, Jesus said to the paralyzed man, “Be encouraged, my child! Your sins are forgiven.”

But some of the teachers of religious law said to themselves, “That’s blasphemy! Does he think he’s God?”

Jesus knew what they were thinking, so he asked them, “Why do you have such evil thoughts in your hearts? Is it easier to say ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or ‘Stand up and walk’? So I will prove to you that the Son of Man has the authority on earth to forgive sins.” Then Jesus turned to the paralyzed man and said, “Stand up, pick up your mat, and go home!”

And the man jumped up and went home! Fear swept through the crowd as they saw this happen. And they praised God for sending a man with such great authority.

The lessons we can pick from this scripture:-

1) Depression is personal but communal.

When one person is depressed, the people around him/her are affected as well. In their attempt to help they may suggest, different modes of treatment. Every one has an opinion about everything, and, not every one will be ecstatic about how you receive your healing. Healing is personal.

2) Inner Healing precedes Physical Healing

Before Jesus asked the man to take up his mat and walk, He forgave His sins. There is much more to depression than meets the eye. He saw the man’s heart, what people couldn’t see when they looked at him, and dealt with it first, because the heart is the well-spring of life. The root of the problem dwells in the heart.

That dark hole that depression leads you down usually has pessimistic voices as entertainment. If you hear something long enough you start to believe it.


When God heals your heart, you are encouraged.

Proverbs 14:10 (NIV)

Each heart knows its own bitterness, and no one else can fully share its joy

There are hurts and thoughts that flood the mind that make the physical paralysis look like a drop in the ocean.

There is a trade-in-option available for those who feel weary and burdened.

Matthew 11:28-30 (NLT)

Then Jesus said, ” Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you because I am humble and gentle, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke fits perfectly, and the burden I give you is light.”

This verse has gotten me through some pretty dark moments.

Acts 17:28 (NIV)

For in him we live and move and have our being.’ As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’

May you begin to find the freedom to live, do the things that you love and be ALL that you were created to be in Him.


P.S if you’d like to talk some more about depression, send me an email on ess@bibi2be.com


30 Days Of Depth : Day 4

I admire stories of people who have walked closely with God. Abraham was a friend of God. Enoch walked with God. Jacob wrestled with God. David was a man after God’s own heart. Then there are those who I have been privileged to meet, who have chosen to obey God with all that they have got, forsaking all others. God’s footsteps are seen all over their lives.

I realize that He is the same God and intimacy with Him is not reserved for a select few. He desires intimacy with me. Many are the times that I have rejected His invitation, then I sometimes wonder why we are not as close.


I have become content with the same old, yet His mercies are NEW every morning; great is His faithfulness. Honestly, what happens is that once in a while I accept His invitation, then I walk in awe of Him for that one encounter for days on end; forgetting that I can have that encounter daily, if only I would let Him come in.


He desires intimacy with you.

Have you accepted His invitation? What is holding you back?

Are you still walking in awe of something He did weeks ago while ignoring His current invitation?

His mercies are new every morning. Don’t waste any more precious moments. Accept His invitation and let Him take you on an adventure.

The prayer of the day is:

Dear God,

I thank you for seeking me out. Please forgive me for the times that I have ignored your call to walk closer with you all because I was comfortable or scared. I am so humbled that you do not give up on me, you still pursue me. 

I know your grace is sufficient. Sometimes I am afraid of the unknown. Lord, I believe that you are more than enough, that you are able to sustain me; help my unbelief. I desire to walk on uncharted waters with you. To be intimate with you. To grow deeper in you, experience a new side of you.

Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders, let me walk upon the waters wherever you would call me. Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander, and my faith will be made stronger in the presence of my Savior

I am yours, and you are mine.

In Jesus name I pray and believe,


The song of the day is:



P.S If you would like me to stand with you in prayer, feel free to send me an email on ess@bibi2be.com


What Drives You : Day 3


What is at the center of your life?

What does your life revolve around?

It is easy to answer Jesus off the top of your head but when you carefully analyze the driving force behind your decisions you realize there could be ulterior motives.

After examining my prayer life a couple of weeks ago, I realized that it was driven by ulterior motives. The not so subtle love of other things had taken centre stage. In my readings of 1st Kings 3, I was challenged by Solomon’s request of God. He had been made the King by his father David. When the Lord asked him what he wanted, he responded

“Give me an understanding heart so that I can govern your people well and know the difference between right and wrong. For who by himself is able to govern this great people of yours?” The Lord was pleased that Solomon had asked for wisdom. So God replied, “Because you have asked for wisdom in governing my people with justice and have not asked for a long life or wealth or the death of your enemies— I will give you what you asked for! I will give you a wise and understanding heart such as no one else has had or ever will have! And I will also give you what you did not ask for—riches and fame! No other king in all the world will be compared to you for the rest of your life! (verse 9-14 NLT)

I was blown away and reprimanded at the same time. We all know that the position of King comes with riches and fame. Many people seek positions of power for the perks. But, Solomon understood that he needed God to direct him and equip him to keep governing His people main thing.

This scripture is what birthed 30 days of depth. I chose to ask the Lord to give me the wisdom on what to write for the audience that He has given me; for who by himself is able to write for these great people of His? I AM IN AWE of Him. It is only day 3, but each day I can’t help but stand in awe of Him as I see His footsteps and let Him satisfy me.

Is what you do about Him or about you?

What are you seeking Him out for? His heart or His hand?

Do you trust that He will still take care of you if you give Him the reigns?


The prayer of the day:

Dear Lord Jesus,

I stand in awe of you and declare that there is none like you. You are God, and that is just the way it is. Thank you for being patient with me. You have entrusted me with much, and many times, I have sauntered along without asking for your wisdom in my day to day decisions. I have neglected your kingdom and instead I have focused on my selfish and ulterior motives. Please forgive me.

I want to know Your heart’s desire for me. I need Your wisdom on the way I should go. I desire for You to be seen through me. Work in and through me; I am available. I trust that You are for me and that You will never let me go. I am in safe hands. All these other things that I desire will be given to me as well, in Your time, Your good and perfect time.

In Jesus name I pray and believe,


The song of the day is:



P.s If you would like me to stand with you in prayer, feel free to send me an email on ess@bibi2be.com


Depression : The valley. The reality

This is my 100th post :) . It is interesting that it would go to something so close to my heart. Perhaps a bit too close that I have been toying with idea of posting about it for months now. My dashboard is proof of how many times I start to write but I find it too intense. I usually opt to tell happy stories, like my little trip to the beach this past weekend or lessons from my daughter. Even thinking about them has brought a smile to my face :-).

However, it is time I talk about the grim and dark side of life. The one that tends to lurk in the shadows and scream in the dead of the night. The side that is lonely, scary and hopeless. The one that I have walked on the outskirts of and watched loved ones battle in the line of fire.


The reality is, that though it is not often talked about it is tearing people apart. Those that are fighting, are struggling to stay afloat; those watching their loved ones fight to keep their sparks lit, are struggling to keep hope alive.


Maybe it is time we stopped taking things at face value and started listening to what is really being said. Because the best of us are suffering behind closed doors and ‘beaming’ outwards.

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In the next couple of weeks I will be taking you on a journey, exploring the different facets of this darkness under the lens of His perfect light.


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Prompt Obedience : Day 2

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What if I just obeyed God? wholeheartedly without excuses?

What would happen?

Lives would be changed. Praise would reach His ears.

What if the pot did what the potter designed it to do?

I have made far too many baseless excuses over the years. This month, I have challenged myself to obey God promptly and see what He can do with a willing vessel. I invite you to join me in this journey of prompt obedience. Then we can regroup at the end of the month and share our stories.

Prayer of the day:

Dear God,

Thank you that you are a God of second chances. Thank You for your grace that saved a wretch like me. Indeed I was once lost but now I am found. I was once blind but now I see.

Forgive me for the times that I have walked as one who does not know the light, one who does not know You. Indeed it is a privilege and honor to hear from You. Yet, there are times I have heard your instructions both big and small and ignored them or made excuses.

Help me to obey you promptly.  As I seek you out and listen in the quiet, may I hear you. I declare that I am available to you; withholding nothing, I give myself away so that You can use me. Show yourself strong in my life Lord. 

I long to make you smile Papa. I long to bring you joy; to do that which you created me to do. That all the glory, honor, and majesty may go unto your name, because you ALONE are God.

Thank you for your presence, I am humbled that you accept me as I am. May my life and my worship be acceptable and pleasing to you.

In Jesus name I pray and believe,


The song of the day is:



P.s If you would like me to stand with you in prayer, feel free to send me an email on ess@bibi2be.com


The Feet Of Jesus : Day 1


Happy New Month :)

September is a special month for me. Birthdays and special memories all around. A year ago, I was heavily pregnant expecting the miracle of a baby. The final stretch seemed quite long.

Since I moved to the Coast I’ve been blown away by the prayer discipline that the Muslims have. Prayer is a priority for them.

Last week I saw this picture on social media and it really challenged me to dwell more at Jesus’s feet.


This month, I will be doing a #PrayMoreWorryLess challenge. Each day I will be posting a prayer for the day. I invite you to join me in praying as we wait to hear from our Father with expectant hearts.

Heavenly Father,

We come before you this day thanking you for the gift of life. Thank you for sustaining us and watching over us.

As we start this month, we commit our lives to you. We declare that you are enough for us. Please forgive us for the times that we have ignored your promptings and for the times we have been too busy to spend time with you. We long to experience you in a new way this month. To be more intimate with you. To hear your heart. To be changed by you.

Give us a desire to spend more time with you and a hunger for your Word. Satisfy us with your unfailing love.

In Jesus name we pray,


The song of the day is:

Here is to taking the limits off God. Trusting for more and going deeper.



When you feel stuck in life

For a couple of weeks err months I had been feeling stuck; stationary; inhibited.

The thing about feeling confined is that, with nowhere to move in front and behind, it makes it difficult to think about moving upwards. I mean, who wants to defy gravity when they can’t even move horizontally. If anything, the direction that you tend to move in is down. I had entered a very dark, little hole.  Continue reading

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When Life Happened

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“Why is it so cold?

Where is my baby?

Is she okay?

I’m freezing in here.”

September 30th 2014 at 5:15pm I woke up from what seemed like the longest nap asking these questions. So relieved to be alive; cognizant of the fact that not everyone makes it back to this side alive.

Overwhelmed by emotion, I lay there looking disheveled, as though life had happened. Hold up! Life had just happened. The resident of my womb had just been evicted and my body was shaken. It had been a lovely host environment for the last nine months.It adapted and stretched to accommodate the little one, and just like that she was out. I felt happy but oh so empty, my extra heartbeat was now living out of me; what a strange feeling that was.

I was still high on the anesthesia and exhausted from laboring for twelve hours only to be told ‘I am so sorry. You are still 6cms dilated. It is cervical dystocia’ . Honestly, I have never been so terrified in my whole life. I was all set for a normal delivery, I even had my sitz bath all set up in my bathroom before I left for the hospital. I was in too much pain, with the contractions back to back to try and understand what the doctor meant by ‘dystocia’.

I was all walked out. I mean I had bounced on the yoga ball for so long. I closed my eyes and I could still feel the buoyancy, reminded me of being in the deep sea; floating – no strength to swim or fight the waves. Tired of waiting for someone to rescue me. I was all cried out, beat, frail and so afraid.

When I saw my little girl, sheer unprecedented joy flooded my heart. I was a mother, me, yet I wasn’t so sure I had figured out this thing called adulthood. Now someone would look up to me and call me mummy? Where was my mummy? I needed MY mummy, and a little girl needed her mummy, she needed me.

My birth partner, who had arrived right before the ‘cervical dystocia’ announcement, did what I consider one of the best things ever; she brought the baby and taught me how to latch her to my breast. I really do thank God that we figured out how to do it on our first try. The sensation was weird to say the least. My breast was not used to being sucked like someone’s life depended on it. Yet, here we were, it needed to toughen up and adapt to the new role.

Here I am, ten months on. I am so grateful that life happened. It has not been in a walk in the park, we’ve had our fair share of challenges including postpartum depression but it has been the best adventure yet. My daughter turned my life upside down and inside out. She has made me question many things that I considered truth. I have had to re-evaluate my values and myself, figure out what I truly believe in, the legacy that I want to pass on to her.

I have probably never been so sleep deprived but neither has my heart been so full of love. She has taught me little life lessons. What do you know, ten months down the line and another baby doesn’t sound like such a bad idea. Divine amnesia.

Beautiful, life changing, magical memories are made when life happens. Yes sometimes, life knocks the wind out our lungs, but we bounce back. Truly we are much stronger than we think. Life throws curve balls our way and we swing our bats like never before and make that home run.

My life changed when life happened. Boy, am I glad it did. Here is to more adventures, more laughs, more tears and more unprecedented joy.

Life happened. I survived. I continue to thrive.



10 Tips To Be A Better Helpmate

Getting married is the easy part, staying happily married without compromising parts of your self is where the work is at.

Women are designed to be helpmates for their spouses. The pressures of life and expectations of society can take the joy out of this role.

Below are a few tips to be a better helpmate and enjoy your role:

1) Know who you are


It is crucial for every woman to know who she is as an individual; outside her career and marriage because these things can fade away.

Figure out the source of your worth, self esteem and always keep it in mind. Do not be defined by what you do or don’t do; or what people think or don’t think about you.

2) Know your role in your home


There are various roles that the society expects a wife to play. These set roles vary from community to community. Subscribing to them can satisfy or distress you.

Knowing and understanding the role that God needs you to play in your home is the most important thing. This will determine your attitude; and attitude is everything

3) Love more


The world is a cold, dark place. It is cruel to say the least. The warmth of  love can make a big difference in a home.

1st Corinthians 13 breaks down love into practical points. Be more patient, kind, humble, polite, forgiving, hopeful and resilient.

It sounds easier said than done, aye? But God’s grace is sufficient.

4) Complain less


Negative energy drains. Constant nagging and complaining have negative effects on the atmosphere in the home.

If you have a concern, raise it at the right time; acknowledge the role that you have played in the situation and be open for a solution. If you feel you are still not being heard by your spouse, refer to tip 8 and 9.

5) Know when to reserve your comment


The truth is, not every thought that you think needs to be said aloud. Words once spoken cannot be taken back. Those spoken in anger have a way of replaying themselves in the mind of the recipient long after they’ve been uttered. Sometimes silence is more effective.

6) Offer Help


Some people find it difficult to ask for help, mainly because it may be viewed as a sign of weakness. Sometimes they feel like they are bothering the other person.

Offer to help your spouse, they may refuse the first time depending on their personality or the circumstances surrounding them. After a while, they will feel comfortable to ask for help because they know that you are available to help.

7) Be Teachable


When your spouse asks you to help them do not minimize or trivialize their need. Serve wholly. Do it cheerfully without a look of pain on your face. It may not seem like much to you, but it is to the other person. Be willing to learn on the job, granted you don’t know everything, but don’t let your inability become a disability. Ask questions, learn, love and laugh.

8) Listen to your Helper


In John chapter 14 Jesus said that He was leaving us a helper, the Holy Spirit. Sadly, He is one of the most underutilized and recognized aspects of God.

Ask the Holyspirit for guidance and insight then listen. It is one thing to ask and another to listen. The truth is sometimes your spouse may not know how exactly they want to be helped, the Holy Spirit can give you divine ideas at such times.

9) Pray


Pray for your spouse and your marriage.  Prayer changes things. Talking to God is never a waste of time or saliva.

Battles are fought and won on your knees. Speak life into situations and call on the heavens for breakthrough. Then watch the Lord display His power in situations, all for the glory of His name.

10) Enjoy the journey


Purpose to love and laugh each day, make memories and dwell on the positive. Don’t repeat mistakes but learn from them. Embrace the seasons of life and grow together. By God’s grace, forgive your spouse and invite God to renew the joy and love in your home.

Serve your husband with joy. When you feel stretched emotionally and physically fall back on your source. Talk to God and hear His heart’s desire for your marriage and home.





Once in a while, we all get discouraged. Though, it is important to know how to cheer yourself on, there are times that one needs a cheerleader to cheer them on and let them know that they are doing great. Even though they are currently losing the fight; remind them that the battle is not lost.


A couple of months ago, I had this grand idea to write a book and I did. Writing it was one of the most fulfilling things I have ever done. It made me realize I want to write for life. By the time I was done with book one, I had book two and three racing through my mind. I was a living, breathing, mobile inspiration.

Three months down the line, I am still walking with the ideas in my head, not as excited though. Reason being: I wanted book one to be published before I start on the next ones.

Yesterday I was a bit discouraged as I discussed this with my hubby. He told me that the most important thing is, to do what God has asked me to do. So what if finding a publisher locally is difficult? So what if the technology needed to print the type of book I want is locally unavailable? I shouldn’t get derailed by the details but do what God has asked me to do.

He went on to tell me a little story about a man named Omi who is behind this song.

Here is his story borrowed from Mitchell Wigg’s  Facebook page.







This story!!!!

I was left dumbfounded. So many lessons can be drawn from it, it is like a little sermon.

1)The truth is, sometimes God asks us to do things that are ahead of our time. And, just because some people around us do not see the value in what we are doing does not negate it’s greatness.

2)Everybody needs a cheerleader! This lady deserves a round of applause. She truly believed in his dream and treated it like her own. When he had given up she still believed in Him and his dream. She didn’t ditch him because his great plan didn’t work.

I thank God for my cheerleader and pray that I too will be a ride or die cheerleader, believe in the dream and pursue it as my own.

3) There is a God. This should be number 1. He works in miraculous ways (His wonders to perform). He makes divine connections happen.

There is no situation too difficult or dead for Him. You may have given up but never give up on Him. He is able.

So here I am, thanking God for my cheerleader :) , inspired that God still works in the background. Ready to write for the glory of His name.

When the books are published I’ll be sure to reference this day.

What has God asked you to do? Who can you cheer on today?




Daadaaa: Daddy-Daughter Love

“Daaadaaaaaa!!!” Miss K shouts from one room to another.

Immediately her daadaa answers “yes”, she sits up and crawls to look for him. Once she gets to him, she stands, and motions to be picked up. The look of pure joy and glee when she is in her father’s arms is unmatched.

At a tender age, she has figured out the her daaadaaa is a figure of strength, safety, a human jungle gym and perhaps the funniest human being in her world. He has her in stitches every single day. When he comes home every day, she stops what she is doing, says ‘daaadaaa’, and crawls towards him. Woe unto him if he decides to do something else before she says hi to him, she will wail the house down.

Every time I watch Miss K, call out to daadaa I remember this verse:-



It is an honor to watch the two of them. Many times it makes me miss my dad, but over the weeks I have learned that though I lost my earthly father, I have a Heavenly Father who is patiently waiting for me to call out his name, seek Him out and let Him love on me. I choose not to keep Him waiting any longer. May I relate with him as a young girl and her father, fully aware that He loves me and wants the best for me.

Truly, my best days, full of joy, peace and all round fun are ahead of me, in Him.

Whose name are you calling today?




The World of Parenting


Children are a personal responsibility from God.

There are many theories on parenting and it is good to be informed. There is a lot that we can learn from those who have gone ahead of us. As we learn the principles, we should pick what works for us in accordance to our Faith and belief system.

At the end of the day, I believe that as a parent, it is important to ask God to tell you who each child is and how you should raise them. Every child is an individual with a unique personality. What may work for one child, may not work for another. Also, the earlier you understand the child the sooner you can tweak your parenting style. In Judges 13, when an angel of the Lord appeared to Manoah’s wife, he told her that they would have a son. She was instructed not to drink wine or any other alcoholic drink or eat any forbidden food. For their son would be dedicated to God at birth as a Nazirite and he would rescue Israel from the Philistines. She rushed and told Manoah what the angel had said, and he prayed to the Lord to send the angel back to give them more instructions about the son who was to be born and the angel came back with more instructions.

The amazing thing is that we have the Holy Spirit and if we ask God, He will give us more instructions on how to raise our children. We do not have to walk in the dark.

The truth is, though we are all in this parenting game together, we will be answerable individually.


Let God lead you as you lead your children. Don’t be afraid to go against the gradient for something you believe in.

I have seen prayer move mountains in my personal life and in the lives of others. It is indeed crucial that we pray for our children everyday.


I found a nice prayer guide with pointers on how to pray for them daily.


God bless you even as you point your children back to Him. He is our source of hope, peace, love, and joy. Only He can satisfy them and only He will never fail them. You are guaranteed that they are in safe hands when in His arms.

Happy parenting :)



Lessons From My Daughter (Pt 6)

We are 10 months old. Where did time fly to?

It is such a blessing to be a mummy to this little girl. I am amazed at how far God has brought us. She has enriched our lives and warmed our hearts. She has left a mark on our hearts and in our sitting room as well. When you walk in the door, you can tell she is around. She runs a ‘toy distribution’ service and does a splendid job at it:) .

I have learned many lessons from this little star, you can check out my last lesson here. Recently, she has been teaching me about enjoying life everyday. Here is how:

1) Celebrate Yourself

Miss K claps for herself when she does something good :) it is really sweet. She celebrates her own little milestones several times a day . It has challenged me to celebrate myself when I make small steps towards my goal. Sometimes you have to be your own cheerleader with pompoms et al. Who doesn’t like a little pat on the back and a small round of applause? It feels great to be acknowledged and celebrated.


2) Laugh at Yourself

If you wanna hear a genuine infectious laugh, you are welcome to visit us. Many are the days pretty lady and I end up laughing at her laughs. They are so innocent and heartfelt; they can go on and on and leave her breathless. When she spots herself on a reflective surface she smiles and laughs too. When she lands on her tushy after standing too long she bursts into laughter. I guess she has understood at a tender age that we all get tired, and there is nothing to be ashamed of.


3) Sing and Dance Along

We have a little artiste in our house. She is our entertainer who loves music and sings along to songs she likes. Miss K has a ‘that’s my jam’ face when a song she likes plays, and she dances along. She thinks my workout music is also dance-worthy. Her little karaoke sessions remind me that I don’t have to know the lyrics of the song to have a good time. I don’t have to know everything to enjoy life. Sometimes it is important to let loose, have a good time and let those endorphins do their work.


My prayer is that I will model to her the joy of the Lord in every situation. It is okay to be sad once in a while, but we must bounce back.




Staying afloat in the deep

I’m currently reading ‘The Confident Woman’ by Joyce Meyer. It is such a fantastic read, a life changing book. I know I’ll refer to it a couple of times in the next couple of days.


The myriad of emotions elicited upon the realization of God’s plans for my life can be paralyzing. Many are the times I have felt as though I am in WAY over my head.

In the midst of the panic and mixed emotions, I have realized, it is really foolish to panic as God leads me into the deep. Even in the shallow end, He was still the one anchoring me.


I am quickly learning that He is God of the whole pool; both the deep and shallow end. I wouldn’t be standing in the shallow end without Him. I am God sufficient.

”Ofcourse, life can sometimes make us feel like we’re in over our heads, but the reality is that, without God, we’re always in over our heads.

For example, a little three-year-old girl felt secure in her father’s arms as Dad stood in the middle of a swimming  pool. But Dad, for fun, began walking slowly toward the deep end, gently chanting, ‘Deeper and deeper and deeper’, as the water rose higher and higher on child. The girl’s face registered increasing degrees of panic, as she held all the more tights to her father, who of course, easily touched the bottom. Had the little girl been able to analyse her situation, she’d have realized there was no reason for her increasing fear. The water’s depth in ANY part of the pool was over her head. For her, safety anywhere.In that pool depended on her Dad.

At various points in our lives, all of us feel we’re getting ‘out of our depth’ or ‘in over our heads’. There are problems all around: a job is lost, someone dies, there is strife in the family, or a bad report comes from the doctor. When these things happen, out temptation is to panic, because we feel we’ve lost control. But think about it – just like the child in the pool, the truth is we’ve never been in control when it comes to life’s most crucial elements. We’ve always been held up by the Grace  of God, our Father, and that won’t change. God is never out of His depth, and therefore w as safe when we’re in life’s ‘deep end’ as we were in the paddling pool.” (Meyer,2007,12)

What are you panicking about? Where is God calling you deeper? Are you heeding the call or hiding?


He is God either way, all the way. May you be reminded of His omnipresence, unfailing love and never ending Grace as He leads you deeper and deeper.



Meyer, J (2007).The Confident Woman. London:Hodder & Stroughton


Home: Our Safe Space

I was away from home for a couple of weeks. It’s great to be back to our little haven. 70bf8f4215597ee953ba14b7d3875411

This saying is not always true though. For some, home is a place they dread to go to. Some people, come just in time for bed and leave before sunrise. While others, avoid home all together.

It is easy to shift the blame around for being unhappy and feeling unsafe at home when you are living with your family of origin. You can blame marital problems, abuse; the list is endless.

It is a different ball game all together once you get married.

Your marital home is your home away from home. A place where together with your spouse you get to set the rules and break them if you like. You take responsibility for your actions and decisions.

A safe space doesn’t just happen. It is more than the combination of colourful walls, tasteful furniture and beautiful China. It is a conscious decision made daily to make the home a safe place.


The world is brutal. Every warrior needs a place he can take off his armour, put down his sword and just be vulnerable. ( Please keep on the sword of the spirit though.)


After a couple of days of living with your spouse, you figure out what they like and don’t like. You know their soft spots and raw spots. This information is power, you are informed on how to irritate them on one hand and be a blessing on the other hand.

Leave judgment and comparison at the door. The world offers these in plenty. There is no need for an extra serving at home.


Put a guard over your mouth. The truth is that not everything you think must be said. Avoid the temptation to keep repeating yourself like a broken telephone. In the beginning it is reiteration, after a while it is nagging. In all things, speak life. There is power in the tongue. Don’t be a prophet of doom. Speak life.

Make your home inviting. Find something that makes your home homely for you. Make it a place that you look forward to going to.

”What is said at home stays at home.” Trust is an important aspect of a safe space. No one is perfect, and no one likes to have their faults announced to the public. Be a confidant.

Proverbs 14:1 (NIV)

The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.

Pray. Invite the Lord’s presence and wisdom into your home. Read His word and let Him show you how to make your home safe. In Him we find safety.

Proverbs 24:3 (NIV)

By wisdom a house is built, through understanding it is established.

All in all, keep Jesus at the center. In Him we find all that we need. When in doubt ask the Spirit.


If your marriage is in a dry place, may the Lord refresh it. If your home is currently a hostile place, I pray that the Lord will minister to you, heal your heart and show you how to make it a safe space.



*all images are courtesy of pinterest*


The Big Q : Are You Available?

The past one week has been super intense for me. It’s been a life changing experiences. I remember waking up last Monday, confused; not sure how my day would go. I was tired of making plans that weren’t falling into place. Lord knows I hate feeling disappointed. As I lay in bed, I asked the Holy Spirit to go ahead of me and order my steps. Boy am I glad I did. God took over. I was simply in awe. He sent a friend to spend time with me, we sat for hours, when she left I was sure I had received a hug from above. I had so much peace.


The days that followed, I kept asking the Lord to order my steps and He has blown me away. I am privileged to have a friend in Him.


I have testimonies of the Lord’s faithfulness. Wow!!! It is an honour to have my steps directed by the living God.


As the days have gone by I have sensed Him asking me ”Are you available?” You see, the world is longing to see the sons and daughters of God revealed. The world is waiting to see God’s children respond obediently to His commands. He desires to know if we are available to serve Him.

This video really challenged me.


When we obey the Lord, people’s lives are changed. The lady at the end of the video had me in tears. I remembered the times that I have cried to the Lord and He has sent someone to be His hands and feet.

So here I am, humbled by His love. Responding to His call daily and saying, ‘YES, I am available!’ There is a fire within me that the Lord has placed, May it burn for His glory.


Are you available?

Will you partner with the Holy Spirit?




Comparison: The Key to Dissatisfaction

We live in a society that loves to compare. Something or someone is always the yardstick. The truth is that everyone has an opinion that they believe is the gospel truth regardless of whether or not it is based on the Gospel.

Social media has become a key part of people’s lives. Most people put their best foot forward and show the good part of their lives. They reserve the bad and ugly parts for the limited audience who have access to their personal lives. It is easy to draw a conclusion from what they choose to show you and let it influence your thought process.


Many times insecurity does not come about because we are not capable but because we choose to look at ourselves through a lens that does not fit.  The wrong lens gives a skewed perspective.


Comparison leads to dissatisfaction. It is indeed a disservice to yourself and the society. It reflects what you truly think about where God has placed you.

I absolutely love Psalm 16. It reminds me that where I am is not just a coincidence but a part of His grand plan.

verse 5-8 (NLT)

Lord, you alone are my inheritance, my cup of blessing.
    You guard all that is mine.
The land you have given me is a pleasant land.
    What a wonderful inheritance!

 I will bless the Lord who guides me;
    even at night my heart instructs me.
I know the Lord is always with me.
    I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me.

It is folly for a triangle to feel inadequate because it does not look like a square. They were created to serve two different purposes.


If you feel as though you can’t help but compare yourself, take time out, avoid places and platforms that steal your joy. Focus on the ONE who gave you the gift of life, ask Him to show you why you were created and what you need to do on this earth. Once you have figured it out, get to work. Give it your best and let God show off through you. Remember, He is the REAL judge. His opinion is the one that really matters and should influence your actions and emotions.

 Galatians 6:4 (NLT)

Pay careful attention to your own work, for then you will get the satisfaction of a job well done, and you won’t need to compare yourself to anyone else.

Focus on the purpose God has placed you on earth for and bloom away.




For The Weary Mum

f61807f83bde210da47fc4cac19558dfHappy New Week!

Tuesday is my new Monday. Well, at least since I had a baby. I feel like Monday is my Sabbath to recover from the Sabbath. I fully boot and begin my week on Tuesdays and this week is no different.

This post is dedicated to the weary mummy who also looks for some tranquility on Mondays. There is never a dull day in your life.

A few days ago I spent the midnight hour in the peads casualty. It was so sad to see other children sick. What caught my attention was the weary mums trying to be tough cookies for their babies even when they couldn’t do much to help them. Also, why do children get sick at night? The place was so packed.

In the midst of all the coughs and sneezes, children were telling their parent’s about their experiences with the doctor. One girl made our night. After telling us all how she is a big girl, out of the blue she shouted, ”Mum, me I love omena!” Bless that little girl’s soul. It was not what she said, but how she said it that had us in stitches. I love children’s honesty.

A couple of month’s ago, I felt as though I was in over my head. Sleep deprivation was getting to me. One evening I sat and cried out to God and asked Him to speak to me, to speak to my weary heart that didn’t want to give up but felt spent. This is what He said:-

Isaiah 40:25-31 NLT

25 “To whom will you compare me?
    Who is my equal?” asks the Holy One.

26 Look up into the heavens.
    Who created all the stars?
He brings them out like an army, one after another,
    calling each by its name.
Because of his great power and incomparable strength,
    not a single one is missing.
27 O Jacob, how can you say the Lord does not see your troubles?
    O Israel, how can you say God ignores your rights?
28 Have you never heard?
    Have you never understood?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
    the Creator of all the earth.
He never grows weak or weary.
    No one can measure the depths of his understanding.
29 He gives power to the weak
    and strength to the powerless.
30 Even youths will become weak and tired,
    and young men will fall in exhaustion.
31 But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength.
    They will soar high on wings like eagles.
They will run and not grow weary.
    They will walk and not faint.

Now, read it like this:

Even young young mums will become weak and tired, and young women will fall in exhaustion. But those who trust in the LORD will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint. (Emphasis mine)

It is okay to feel tired and weary. Yes, I know we may seem rather pink and weak in comparison to our mothers and women of old, however, the bible says that even you will get tired. Your feelings are valid. Don’t let anybody take you on a guilt trip about your limited strength.


It is easy to expect other people to fill the gap and encourage you while your in a valley however, you cannot put your trust in them. The truth is, your husband, friends and relatives will fail you because what you need is way above their dispensation grade.

Trusting in the Lord is what will help you find new strength. His strength will help you rise above the challenges and soar. You will run the evening marathon and morning rush hours and not grow weary. You will walk as you exercise patience and not faint.

Can I hear an Amen?

When it gets rough from time to time, I usually remind myself to do the following step by step.


Be encouraged my dear. Serve your family as though you are serving the Lord. Turn to Him and lean on Him. Embrace the season, heed the call and give it your all.


God has not forgotten you, even when it gets hard, He is right there with you.



Of Calloused Soles and Hearts

Happy new month (:

Every time I think about feet, King Julien comes to mind :)



I am a lot like King Julien, I do not like my feet being touched. ”That’s a little strange” I hear you say? Well, if anything, my favourite part of a pedicure is when my toe nails are being painted. I could go back week after week to have the color changed. Yes! we are all different :) What is relaxing for one may be irritating for another. Lord knows I endure the earlier parts of the pedicure. I wince and laugh (very awkwardly for that matter) when my feet are being scrubbed. However, as much as I dread these parts, I don’t quite like the idea of half pedicures. It’s all or nothing for me.

Feet are supposed to be soft and subtle, nails trimmed, especially if you plan on running them along your spouse or beddings.There is nothing cute about calloused feet. NOTHING! In fact, there is a problem when they feel like sand paper. Nobody wants sand paper in their beds, let’s leave that for the carpenters. When there are sound effects when you move your feet in bed there is a small problem. Your sheets may begin to protest, when you tear them. When your feet reach this level, they need help.

The good news is, if you are like me and dislike intense pedicures, there are ways to avoid calloused soles and feet:-

*Soak feet often to soften dead skin.

*Exfoliate the feet with a pumice stone weekly.

*Keep the feet moisturised, applying a moisturizing cream before bed can be very helpful.

*Wear thick socks when wearing shoes.

Tips courtesy of http://www.wikihow.com

I am currently enjoying the blue nail polish on my feet :) Golden Rose has done me well. The cold in the city is encouraging me to get a pedicure, there’s no room for rough edges when asking for heart.


That’s my nickname for a heart beauty treatment :)

The same way there is no room for sand paper like feet in marriage is the same way there is no room for a calloused heart.

Hearts are meant to be soft to be able to feel. However, when neglected they become hard and rough. Before you know it, they are no longer responsive to the little things anymore. Eventually, they start causing destruction.

When lyrics like “there’s an ice box where my heart used to be” describe you aptly, there is a problem.

Once you’ve become desensitized you slowly lose the ability to feel as you used to. What would previously raise red flags becomes the norm. It only gets darker, colder and lonelier from there.

Once or twice I have found myself in this difficult position, where my heart was as hard as a rock. The things that used to make it beat and skip with joy were such a bore. I was not able to be patient or to love coz I couldn’t give what I didn’t have. I was empty; hollow; depressed. As my heart grew hard and calloused, my light grew dim. The fear of the Lord became a thing of the past. I was numb to the things of God. I was out to prove a point, hearts and feelings were for losers. Also, who needs a heart when a heart can be broken?

If you want to see someone waste away (lose purpose) extremely fast, attack their heart.


It is never just a callousness of heart, it is more than that, it becomes a way of life.

Calloused hearts are not bold and beautiful. Instead they are rough and they cause destruction.

I put together a small list of ways to prevent a calloused heart.

*Soak in the presence of the Lord

*Allow His word to scrape off what needs to go as it pierces through.bone and marrow and show you His truth

*Accept correction on the go. Don’t wait for the heart to become very callousd before reaching out for help.

*Know His word and His promises. Claim them daily.

*Listen to His spirit and obey it. Keep the teachable spirit alive.

I’ve taken many shortcuts before. The reason is foolish and simple, I wanted to enjoy the beauty without the ashes, the harvest without the planting.

The same way I can’t wish away calloused feet is the same way I can’t wish away a calloused heart. I need to report for my beauty treatment daily and let God have his way.

We live in a cold cold world, we need all the warmth and light we can get. Surrender to the King and let Him use your heart and life for His glory.

Time to get my feet and heart in check. #Team NoSandPaper.

I’ll leave you with one more picture of King Julien. Remember, at the end of the day you are responsible for the status of your sole and heart :).





Chasing Donkeys And Finding Annointing

Sometimes God asks us to do things that seem very boring, like finding donkeys. Some of which are not as cute as Donkey from Shrek, and, no, Eddie Murphy does not talk back to you when you meet them.


Courtesy of en.wikipedia.org

Let me tell you a little donkey chasing story.

There was a rich and influential man called Kish the father of Saul. One day, he woke up and found his donkeys missing. He called his son Saul and asked him to take on of his servants and go look for his donkeys. After travelling through the country of Ephraim, the land of Shalishah, the Shaalim area and the entire land of Benjamin, they still couldn’t find the donkeys anywhere.

When they entered the land of Zuph, Saul told his servant that they should head back home, as his father would now start to worry about them more than the donkeys. His servant convinced him that they should go see the man of God so that he could point them in the right direction. Saul was a bit hesitant because they did not have anything left to take as a gift for the servant of God, but the servant had one silver coin that they could give him.

On their way they met some young women who pointed them in the right direction. As they walked in to the gates, God reminded Samuel of the message He had given him the previous day. He had said that “About this time tomorrow I will send you a man from the land of Benjamin. Anoint him to be the leader of my people, Israel. He will rescue them from the Philistines, for I have looked down on my people on mercy and have heard their cry.” When Samuel noticed Saul, the LORD said, “That’s the man I told you about! He will rule my people.”

When they reached the gateway they met Samuel and asked him if he could direct them to the seer. He told them that he was the man of God. He directed them to go up the hill ahead of him to the place of sacrifice and that they would eat together.The next morning,  he would tell them what they wanted to know and send them on their way. He asked them not to worry about the donkeys that were lost three days ago for they had been found.

Samuel explained to Saul that he and his family were the focus of Israel’s hopes. Samuel gave him the seat of honor and the finest cut of meat, both of which he’d set aside for him even before he invited the other guests. Saul spent the night at Samuel’s house and the next day, Samuel anointed him at the edge of the town.

You can read this story in detail in 1 Samuel 9.

As I read this story, God just reminded me how many times He asks us to go on seemingly boring journeys looking for ‘unimportant’ things. It is easy to refuse and not go, but if we don’t go we could miss out on our anointing.

While on the search, it can get discouraging. Instead of giving up and heading back home, we should press in and see what God is saying right and figure out what He has in store for us.

The 8:28 principle is the truth.


Even as God sends you out on donkey chases, remember that He is working all things out for your good. He loves you.

So, get up and chase those donkeys, do not get discouraged, your anointing could be waiting for you.





Life is constantly changing. As days go by, not only do things change but people too.

Change can be unnerving, confusing and scary to say the least. Sometimes you are super prepared for it, other times, it comes and knocks you off your feet. Once in a while it can take your breath away. In some rare occasions, it can knock the wind out of you and leave you feeling hopeless.

One of the mistakes that I have made several times over the last couple of years is dwelling on the confusion after the change of season. There are times that I have wished that I could just linger on in the season that just ended because it had been uncomfortably comfortable. Yes, I was uncomfortable, I desired something new; I was also comfortable in the predictability of the season.

I have learned that it’s not bad to dream and yearn for what has passed temporarily, what is bad is, focusing all your energy thinking about where you could be. When the seasons of life change the calling does too. Sooner rather than later it is important to figure out what the calling for the new season is.

These are my guidelines for getting the best out of any season:

*Identify the Season

Mourn the one that has passed if need be. Embrace the one that you are in and set out to learn the lessons that it holds.

*Heed the Call

God speaks, if we are willing to listen, we will hear Him . His purpose for us as individuals is very specific. It is important to understand what He desires of us and then work from there.

The last couple of weeks, I have had a burden for stay-at-home mums, who wonder if they are doing enough. Here is a reminder that you are:-


Continue heeding the call that you received. Remember there is no better place you can be than right where God needs you to be. You may not receive a monetary reward, but allow yourself to see your worth as much more than money can buy. When the new season comes, give it your all, but don’t sit by the door anticipating the next season just yet. Enjoy the one you are in and let the Lord minister to you and renew your spirit.

Sometimes I dwell on the past and eagerly anticipate the future. However I am slowly learning that I should enjoy the boundary lines that God has place me in for a time such as this.





Above All Else!


It is important to know what your non-negotiables and negotiable terms are. Keeping your non-negotiables the main thing helps you protect yourself from disappointment and regret.

Over the last year, my non-negotiables have changed a lot. In fact I remember writing a list of the things I HAD to have before Miss K came, I got most of them before she landed and some I got as she has been with us. However, looking back I have realized that some of the things were not as necessary as I thought. It is easy to focus my energy on the negotiable terms and miss out on the real must-haves.

The same thing applies to my personal life, sometimes I invest so much of my energy and time on things that are neither here nor there. I am willing to sacrifice greatly for some seemingly important but rather useless things.

In fact, a couple of months ago I needed to take a social media break. It hit me that I was miraculously finding time for it (please note my sarcasm) yet the things that I was really passionate about were suffering. So I had to re-evaluate my non-negotiable and negotiable terms.

This is my non-negotiable term:-


Guarding my heart is not as easy as it may seem at face value. It is a deliberate decision everyday to let God renew my mind by focusing on Him and letting Him fill me. Sometimes, when I watch a sad series I end up feeling sad. So I have had to reevaluate what I fill my heart with.

This verse below, put everything into perspective for me.

1 John 5:21 (NLT Gift & Award Version)

Dear children, keep away from anything that might take God’s place in your hearts.

Guarding my heart is about keeping Jesus on the throne of my heart. Keeping away from anything that could take His place. Whatever threatens His Lordship must go. I must serve the eviction notice daily and let God lead me. It is just not about giving Jesus the wheel, but giving Him the whole car and letting Him do with it as He pleases.

What are your non-negotiable and negotiable terms? What is your above all else?

May God remain the Lord of your heart this week, and, may He lead you in every thing that you do.



Taking Stock: No More Excuses

Whoa, where did the year fly to? July is almost here, that means Christmas is right around the corner.

Since we are practically halfway through 2015, it is time to take stock of the half that has been. See what has worked, review what hasn’t, celebrate the victories and learn from the mistakes.

I started taking stock yesterday and as I reflected, God led me to read these verses (emphasis on verse 30):

1 Corinthians 7: 29-30 (NLT-Gift &Award Edition)

Now let me say this, dear brothers and sisters: The time that remains is very short, so husbands should not let marriage be their major concern. Happiness or sadness or wealth should not keep anyone from doing God’s work.


I was just speechless.

Earlier in the year God asked me to do several things, some I begun but stopped midway, and blamed sleep regression, depression and whatever other ‘valid’ reason that presented itself at the time. I never quite got back to doing them.

God reminded me that when He asked me to do those things He was not ignorant of my emotions or circumstances. He asked knowing FULLY well what was going on within and around me.

I was so humbled. So here I am, thankful for second chances to be obedient. Thankful for the Holyspirit who speaks loudly even when I put Him on mute. I have written a list of the things that God asked me to do that I made excuses about, and I am going to get on with them.

1st Samuel 15:22 (NLT)

But Samuel replied,

“What is more pleasing to the Lord:
    your burnt offerings and sacrifices
    or your obedience to his voice?
Listen! Obedience is better than sacrifice,
    and submission is better than offering the fat of rams.

Before I accuse God of not speaking in a current situation, let me respond to the instructions He spoke to me in a previous conversation. After all, what good is it to hear but not act?

The truth is we were created to worship Him. He desires our obedience rather than our sacrifices.


God bless you even as you take stock of the half that has been and allow Him to shed His light on your path.