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BEAUTIFIED CONFESSIONS FOR THE WEEK- AUGUST 7TH 2017

BEAUTIFIED CONFESSIONS FOR THE WEEK- AUGUST 7TH 2017

It is a brand new week and at the Beautified Network, this is our declaration.

We are taking it from Zechariah 4:9  “The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this temple; his hands will also complete it…”

Ready?

I declare this month as my season of completion
Every good work God has started in my life and family is brought to completion this month.
Every resource (human, material,financial…) needed to complete every good work my hands has started is made available to me now.
This month I’m not lackadaisical or lazy towards the works of my hands. I am zealous, anointed and graced to finish whatever I start.
This month I am diligent at my work and I receive speed to double my efforts; therefore I get maximize results.
This month I receive new ideas, new concepts, new insights and better ways of increasing my capacity to get wealth and prosper.

Amen.

A BIRTHDAY GIFT TO MY UNBORN DAUGHTER

A BIRTHDAY GIFT TO MY UNBORN DAUGHTER

SMART PHONE, FOOLISH CHRISTIAN

Dear Tamar,

Mummy just turned 27 and I am so excited at what the New Year brings. I know you may be wondering why I am writing to you, especially since you aren’t here yet and I’m not exactly sure when you will come but my precious daughter, this is my heartfelt birthday gift to you. I haven’t met you but I already feel a great sense of responsibility to share with you the amazing experience God has taken mummy through. I know Jesus will read this to you for me in preparation for your arrival and please feel free to always use this gift as an encouraging reminder as you journey through life. You see just like you, mummy was once a child. Born into this world with no clue as to what to expect as the days and the years rolled by. One thing for sure is that during your early stages, mummy and daddy with the sole help of God will be there to hold your hands to guide you through. We will impact by God’s amazing grace the right seeds that you will need to survive in this harsh world.

My precious Tamar, there is only so much mummy can do and as you begin to evolve into the woman that God has called you to be, your once one sided mind accustomed to the choices of mummy and daddy will now be divided. There is a naughty man called the devil who will take it upon himself to mislead you and show you attractive options which may seem good for you but not right for you in the sight of God your Father. I would never lie to you and I won’t start now but please listen to me. You may fall! Not once, not twice, not the number of times I can write on several pages of this letter. That’s the hard truth and I deeply feel your heart my love. I know how desperately you would want to please God, mummy and daddy but life may not make it easy for you to do so. You see there’s a particular area I want to focus on here. I’m focusing on this because no matter how the world may try to water it down in your time before your eyes, you must know that most of us were created to optimally function in twos. This has been the case from the very beginning of time, with Adam & Eve. We were created to be relational in nature and it’s absolutely normal that as you grow, you will start to attract and be attracted by the opposite sex. My sweet daughter, please do not be afraid, it’s absolutely normal. Although I will strive to be a mother that will be your confidant after God, you may not want to share some of these things with me. You may feel all alone in your feelings sometimes, which may cause you to make decisions that seem right in your own beautiful understanding. Now while I will pray to be able to control situations that I can, the ones out of my control will be between you and our heavenly father Jesus. May I plead with you that you carefully and diligently seek Him as you begin to grow into your own purposeful woman?

Tamar darling, I cannot emphasize enough the importance in putting Jesus first before making those drastic decisions. I am not saying that you shouldn’t explore and learn from experiences which will create the best version of you but life is so much easier when Jesus has His stamp of approval on your footsteps. My dearest daughter, it’s never too early to start even though the world will paint a different picture to you. You may wonder how and why this is so important to mummy. Well I love you so much Tamar that I am extremely grateful to God that I made mistakes in my time which will become testimonies in yours. I just heard you ask why I won’t allow you make your own mistakes. My princess Tamar, it’s not your fault that you have such a question and that’s exactly how I would feel if I had my mum tell me these. My sweet daughter, there are mistakes that you can absolutely do without. Now this is not to say that God doesn’t use our mistakes to push us to His amazing purpose for our lives. He does and as a matter of fact that is why He is a beautiful Father who makes all things work together for our good. Both the good and bad steps! But do you know that there will be consequences for your actions my love? These consequences are powerful enough to change the entire course of your life and destiny. This is why it is so important to carry Jesus along in the littlest details of your life.

Mummy honestly wishes that she could write the story of your life from the time you are born till your last day on earth but I do not have that power. Come to think of it, it will be extremely scary to have that power because in the grand scheme of things, I do not know what is best for you. The seeming intelligence of my mind is absolute foolishness unto God. My thought out imaginations and plans for you or even the plans you will have for yourself is only like a drop of water in the mightiest ocean of God’s plan for you. Let mummy use herself as an example. You see, mummy wanted to get married at the age of 25 with all her children born by the age of 30 latest. I laugh at myself now Tamar my love. Mummy is now 27 and not married, although Daddy is very much in her life right now. I thought my life was all planned out until God stepped in and put a spin to it. I could have still achieved my 25 year marriage plan but Tamar I do not think I will be writing this letter to you if I did. I cannot imagine what my life would have been like. It will have taken a totally different turn away from God’s will and purpose for my life. Who knows, your name won’t even have been Tamar. By the way, I love your name so much because it means that you will flourish and thrive in all seasons of your entire life. You see, mummy’s heart was broken many times in her short time on earth. So many times! Love is free my darling but only a few can give it the way God has intended that you should be loved. Just like mummy you will come across many who will offer you different variations of what love looks and feels like. Don’t be easily swayed! Many of them will feel right but will lack the very substance of the kind of love Jesus wants you to experience.

My princess, they will never stand the test of time. May I ask that you please remain guarded by God’s word and never feel pressured to make any decision without wholeheartedly and patiently consulting your father Jesus? Tamar, do not let anyone tell you otherwise. You are unexplainably priceless and you deserve the very best standard of love. My daughter you must actively seek to experience God’s unconditional love for you and that way, you can easily identify the perfect will of God for your life. The thought of the depths of God’s love I feel as I write this letter to you brings me close to tears. This is the only gift I can give to you as your mother and it is far more valuable than anything that your mind can ever comprehend. Listen to me carefully; Tamar you must know Jesus for yourself. Please my daughter, allow Him take you on the best journey that you will ever go through. Let Him uniquely express Himself to you in a way that no one on the surface of this earth has ever experienced. Do not let anyone paint a picture they personally have of Jesus to you. Those are only guidelines but the imprint of Jesus on your heart should be unique to you just like your finger prints. No one else on the surface of this earth has it my sweetheart. Tamar mummy experienced this last year. After 26 years of barely scratching the surface, God visited me. After all the heartaches and disappointments, He answered mummy’s prayer in giving her life partner, your priceless daddy. Just like Jesus who gives us exceedingly, abundantly, above all that we can ever ask or imagine, He brought daddy with so many life changing blessings that it broke mummy to the point of humility at God’s grace and mercy. Why is this important? I feel you asking. Well Tamar, if I could be given the chance to come back to earth from scratch just like you, with the knowledge of what my 26th year will bring, I will wait! Yes I know that sounds scary but baby my 25 previously lived years on earth are nothing compared to what I’ve experienced in 1 year since I’ve found Jesus intimately for myself.

You will learn that some have it different and have to wait longer or shorter but my love God doesn’t work with our time. He works with our purpose! Everyone’s story will be different but one thing will always be the same till the end of time and that’s Jesus. Looking back, all the cold tears, depression, lonely thoughts, hopeless thoughts, emotional instability, immorality and compromise in those years were not worth my struggle. Although they have carved me into being who I am now, the road would probably have been less painful. I fought and disliked God so much during these years for my own will and not His. Now I bow absolutely face down, flat on the ground at God’s amazing miracle in my life. It was all worth the pain. This blessing is the reason why I can write this letter to you my love.

I’m not perfect Tamar neither is the life around me, and I know for sure that God did not bless me because of my perfection but because He chose to. Sometimes it brings me to tears at the thought of why He chose to bless me and love me unexplainably. As a matter of fact, mummy still has many struggles and battles that keep her constantly on her knees for Jesus but His joy speaks louder than any pain. All I plead is that you let your heart sit in the palm of His hands were you get to deeply appreciate Him for who He is. It is important you get it right Tamar. Please never ever judge the world but also don’t feel at home in this world. In your generation, let God use you as an example of what the mighty power of two can be. I pray that God keeps me till your wedding day when I will smile knowing that you made the right decision, the Jesus decision.

Life will not be perfect baby, it will be bumpy, there will be tears, you will be stretched, you will have scary thoughts, and you will doubt Jesus and entertain fear several times. These are realities that mummy is preparing you for. But unlike mummy, you can handle these differently by focusing on Jesus and learning to trust Him right from the very start of your life. I’m here to help you always baby, but I can only go so far! Forever run to Jesus and no one else for all the help that you will ever need. No one can ever make you who you are Tamar, only Jesus! Never forget this. You will never be alone in this life long race. I love you my precious daughter and the Lord knows I can’t wait to meet you. It is an honour and one of my greatest achievements to be the first to introduce Jesus to you. With all the love in my heart, Mummy

 

This letter was written by Isiuwa Ikponmwosa.

Beautified Etiquette: When Death Happens.

Beautified Etiquette: When Death Happens.

SMART PHONE, FOOLISH CHRISTIAN

Hello Beautified Lady,

Today’s post is on a very sensitive issue. We thank God for life and all its blessings and pray that we and our loved ones live long, purposeful lives. But what do we do when death happens? How we conduct ourselves around those that are grieving goes a long way in helping them cope with their loss as well as commence the healing process.

I will give a scenario and we’ll take off from there. (P.S I’ve snapped my fingers, thrown them over my head and said “God forbid” in advance for you)

You are asleep at 4am one lovely Saturday morning when your phone rings. It’s your family friend Abike, her voice is trembling and she informs you that she has just lost her mother who had been living with her family to a chronic illness.

You sit up in shock and try to find the words to say. “Abike, I’m so sorry, it is well, I can only imagine how you feel, God knows best”

Abike doesn’t reply, you can hear her sobbing now and people wailing in the background, the line goes dead. You are still sitting in bed sad and confused. What should you do?

  • Visit as soon as you can.

This applies more to close friends and family. Go over to the home of the deceased and offer your sympathies as well as assistance in any way you can (e.g funeral plans, babysitting the family’s children, cooking etc).

NOTE: keep your visit as brief as possible.

  • Talk but BE SENSITIVE:

Introduce yourself to the family if you were an acquaintance of the deceased but not well known to the family.

Say kind words about the deceased, do not feel as if you must avoid talking about the person who died. Most families may not want to hear “it is God’s will or he/she is in heaven now” from you at that time, be sensitive and keep those thoughts in your heart. Avoid tales of “had I known” or “it could have been me”.

  • Pray with the family.
  • Do not have expectations on how the grieving family should behave:

Loss is a terrible thing, there are different stages of grief and different ways of dealing with grief. Understand and respect this.

Some may curse, scream or ask God questions, as much as possible allow them to express their feelings; they aren’t necessarily looking for a response from you, a simple “I understand” or a touch will suffice.

Do not expect them to engage in conversations, entertain you, Dobale for the elders or mourn quietly. ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS BE THERE and ensure they do not cause harm to themselves or others.

  • Bring a meal along if you can.

I believe this depends on your intimacy with the family of the deceased. Those grieving may forget, refuse or be too busy to eat but they are human and need to eat to survive. So, bring a meal (not snacks) along for the family. You may bring some snacks along to entertain visitors.

  • Send flowers, a card or an email. It is a show of concern especially for those who are not intimate with the family.
  • If invited for the funeral, stay informed about the plans and respect the family’s wishes. Some families request a certain dress code, no flowers, no wailing or no extra guests, comply with them and be on time for all the events.
  • Always sign your name in the condolence register, it is important to note your company/church affiliation if the family may not otherwise know you.
  • At the funeral it is not mandatory to view the body, but if the family offers it, it is customary to show your respect by viewing the deceased.
  • After the funeral, keep in touch.

Call, text, visit occasionally, offer some support if you can and invite them for social events (even if they may not attend). Remember the special days. The first Christmas, anniversary or birthday without the deceased may bring back memories and grief. Do remember the family at that time and send gifts/messages.

Written by

Chiamaka Anne Meremikwu.  A doctor in training with a passion for God, humanity and literature.

She is an introverted-extrovert and she strives to make life as fun and easy as possible for as many as she can. If you don’t find her harassing her friends or grooving to some Igbo gospel music.

Read more of her work here

JOYNERGY

JOYNERGY

SMART PHONE, FOOLISH CHRISTIAN

 

It was a beautiful Saturday morning, Laura was excited at the thought of spending the day with her husband and she had carefully picked out the delicacies she was going to prepare all through the day. But first, she had to get the chores done, she sang joyfully as she did her work. She was half way through the chores when her husband woke up and went into the living room to watch Television. Laura got really upset because she had expected him to assist her in getting the chores done. Rather than saying a word, her mood changed, her joy tunes became sigh tunes, her happy face became all rumpled and the more she moaned the longer the chores took. After another two hours, Laura finished the chores and refused talking to her husband, they had a slow and silent weekend. All that she had hoped the weekend would bring fizzled out before her eyes because she couldn’t savour the energy of joy. The cares of the world stole her joy.

‘The Joy of the Lord is my strength.’ Phrase so common, yet fast losing its power. We are presently in a world where the woman is losing the grace in her smile, she is always wearing a frown during chores and the sadness she carries is written all over her face. Even when she finds the strength to sing the tune ‘The joy of the Lord is my strength’ the joy tune is lost in her frown and she easily forgets that a frown weakens quicker than disease, so when she frowns as she goes on, she gets tired easily because the flavor of her work has become a distasteful wrap.

Life can be hard and tough. It may seem like the only way to get through it is to wear a frown. Every turning may appear to be a closed door and every path clouded by heavy darkness. Sometimes you think what it is the essence of it all, why am I here? What’s there to hope for?
When your desires seem like it’s never the will of God.
When all that seemingly brings you joy is everything heaven frowns at. And yet the bible says we should rejoice always.
The sane response to troubles, stress and pain doesn’t necessarily have to be sorrow and sadness. In the divine, there is an exchange therapy called Faith, that’s a topic for another day.

God is divine and you cannot search divinity in humanity. The joy I speak of is not the one that human and materials give it is the one that divinity creates.

Joy is searching answers from above. Joy is seeking solace in the arms of a loving saviour, taking cover in the wings of the creator, finding peace in the boat of the anchor. Joy is hoping on the promises of God. The Bible encourages us to count it all joy when we fall into diverse temptations. You know why we are counting it joy, because in the divine, hoping joyfully is what gives strength to handle it all.

Nehemiah 8:10 says the Joy of the Lord is my strength, this verse is simply telling us that the Lord’s joy is an energy booster. When we are soaked in Gods joy, it doesn’t matter the stress, the weakness, the pain, there’s is a strength from within and that strength is what keeps the engine going.

Yes life can be tough. Deaths come upon us suddenly, loved ones break our hearts in  million pieces, doctors give unexplainable results, our partners get us angry and do not do things we expect all the time, relationships go sour, friendships die, finances rumble, children get involved in very destructive habits. But in the midst of every bad news, we must stay hopeful. One of the secrets to victory is Joy. One of the weapons of warfare that the enemy is yet to conquer is the weapon of joy. There is a strength that comes with joy, it makes you capable of doing the things you never thought you would. It is like been intoxicated. Believers ought to be high on joy 24/7.

If your husband doesn’t notice your sacrifice, smile and point it out in joy, if your children fail to please you, don’t be too quick to wear the scary face, when finances are low, rejoice in the hope of a coming blessing. It is an act of disbelief to always wear a frown and carry a heavy heart immediately when there’s trouble. While I know that there is a time when it is inevitable, there are times when we abuse the ability to wear a frown. Many problems have been solved by a smile, a cheer, a dance, a joyful leap.

Please begin to practise the art of rejoicing. Practise makes perfect. The joytune is easy to learn, you only need to start right now, by smiling, snapping your fingers and shaking your head. The strength to overcome and be better is in the strength that the joy of the divine has made available. That joy is an energizer.

There is something about the Lord’s joy, the energy that comes from it, it is so powerful that it makes even the weakest of soul to leap with excitement when a call for the brave is made. That joy is spiritually contagious,You need get infected.Don’t be the WORRYSICK Frown wearing woman, be the JOYCURE woman.

From a believer to another, all of life is only going to matter when we end it at the feet of Jesus. But the soul that isn’t lost in the troubles of the world but lost in the joy of the Lord is the one with the greatest gain. Get high on JoyNergy.

Written By

Adebisi Olaniyi.

BEAUTIFIED CONFESSIONS FOR THE WEEK – MARCH 6TH 2017

BEAUTIFIED CONFESSIONS FOR THE WEEK – MARCH 6TH 2017

Welcome to the first full week in the month of March!

Today’s confession id from Psalm 102:13
God’s presence is around me and His Spirit is within and upon me,  therefore I am favored!
This presence makes a difference in my life so I am favored in my work place, business, and distinguished!
God made me righteous and so that is a shield of favor around me!
There is a running over blessing upon my life and I enter into abundance!
The favor of God turns things around in amazing ways for me!
I am a candidate and recipient of God’s favor because Jesus qualified me by His blood!
God smiles upon me and I enjoy heavenly attention and angelic intervention!
The mark of honor is upon me, so anywhere and everywhere I go, I am celebrated!
God favors me not because I am qualified by my works, but because Jesus qualifies me by His death.
Amen
                                 IT IS TIME TO BE SINCERE WITH GOD

                                 IT IS TIME TO BE SINCERE WITH GOD

SMART PHONE, FOOLISH CHRISTIAN

There’s a whole lot going on in life and many times we have our share of life’s drama. We get to a point in life where we face challenges, storms arise, and oceans rage and then it looks like we’re going to sink. We have dark shades in our lives, tears on our pillows and stories we’re not proud to tell. We go out looking well dressed with smiles that could melt a heart, yet we have a lot of things concealed on the inside of us just like we have it concealed on our faces.

We have our pictures portraying a happy child, yet the very core matters that affect us stare at us in the face. We lie to the world that we’re happy which is nothing to debate because you don’t look like what you’re going through but the worst part of it all is that we lie to God even when He obviously knows the tiniest details of our lives, even the ones we seem to have forgotten. Actually there is no point carrying long faces around so the whole world would know that there are issues we’re dealing with but it’s really painful seeing beautiful faces with ugly cases. God wants us to be whole both on the inside and on the outside and the first step to achieving that is being sincere with God.

Being open with God is one thing believers find difficult which is quite baffling. There should be no other person we should be more open to than our maker. Really we find it interesting gisting and chatting with our friends which is really good but it’ll be really better if we convert that energy to talking with God with all openness. Come to think of it, He made us, fashioned us into that very person that we are, He understands everything about us, sometimes which we don’t even understand, that’s why being sincere with Him is really beneficial to us. It really makes no sense hiding from the one who understands you and would go any length to make sure you’re fine. One of the reasons why we find it really difficult opening up to God is that we have not come to understand that God is our friend and we can tell Him about ANYTHING because in actual sense He knows EVERYTHING.

Most of the time when someone finds it difficult to open up to another fellow, they have really not come to trust the person, we ask questions like wouldn’t she tell another person what i just told her?, wouldn’t she think I’m a bad person to have such thoughts on my mind? and a lot of other things we’re scared of because we can’t really trust the person’s heart and actions. If we really believe that our lives belong to God,we must learn to trust God with everything. He loves you too much to take your life for granted.

Sometimes it’s advisable to quit the routine mode of conversation with God and talk to Him like a friend when we find ourselves in challenging situations. Tell him sincerely about that guy you like, that lady you’re jealous of, that friend you’re mad at, God won’t beat you up, He’ll only help you deal with it. There’s too much going on in life not to be a praying lady, praying about anything and everything. Open up! God loves you just the way you are and will never condemn you because “there is therefore now no condemnation to them who are in Christ who walk not after the flesh but after the spirit”.

 

Dear Christian Wife

Dear Christian Wife

SMART PHONE, FOOLISH CHRISTIAN (1)

“For your royal husband delights in your beauty; honour him, for he is your Lord. ” Psalms 45:11 (NLT)

I see you, I know you have fire for the lord. I SEE you and feel your desire to please the Lord. You spend endless hours in the house of God, doing what you believe is the right thing.

You value your pastors opinion over that your husbands.

In fact your pastors wife has more wisdom than your husband and she has said when you are fasting you should consecrate yourself to God, so no sex while fasting.

Your church says you should cover your hair, not wear trousers and not use extensions you do as they say but your husband desires that you do the opposite.

Be warned God is not mocked whatever you sow so shall you reap.

Your husband is your head and your Lord, If that statement alone makes you angry that is the spirit of jezebel at work. Trust me I have been there before.

Once you are married only your husband has the right to tell you what and what not to do. Let’s go to the word of God; the one time Sarah told Abraham what to do look at the disaster it caused, Ishmael was born. Why am I even going to that story lets start from the beginning when Eve told Adam what to do, look at the outcome. The world is still suffering from their self taught wisdom.

God created men to be kings and priests in their homes let them be! I see you spiritual mama; but once you are home with your family submit to your husband. You cannot be more holy than your husband.

There is an anointing on their head for Leadership, just keep praying for them to make the right decisions. It’s not easy but God will give you wisdom.

If your husband says he is too tired to go to church it’s ok to have service at home while he heads the service, God is everywhere.

Don’t always think you are the holiest one in the relationship just because you think or even see your husband do things that are not Christian like. They answer to God not you. You should not disrespect them with the excuse of trying to tell them off when they do wrong. Stop it.

Be submissive does not mean to be a slave; it means to be respectful, to understand and accept that your husband is Lord over you.

Except it is against THE WORD OF GOD (not your pastor, prophet or parents) whatever your husband says is right! It is only the word of God that remains the same, beware of teachers, preachers, prophets and false men of God that say they heard the spirit of God. Check every advice with the word of God. Your husband comes first! If it’s 4pm and you are still in church since 8am; if your husband is not the pastor you have no business in the church go home and cook for your husband.

Men like to be serviced, pampered and catered for. Take care of your man. Don’t give another woman access into your home.

Wisdom wisdom wisdom get wisdom!

Blessings×××

Managing money God’s way

Managing money God’s way

SMART PHONE, FOOLISH CHRISTIAN

I have always dreamed of living a life free from financial struggles with all my needs perfectly met and at the same time use my money to the glory of God. Yes you probably may have dreamt of such too but truth is, many a times we all fall short; we are guilty of selfish living, we prefer to cat walk in our Louis Vuitton shoes rather than finance a helpless child through school, we are so concerned about our personal growth and development than that of our neighbour, we are quick to forget that we are blessed not just to feel or look blessed alone but also to be a blessing.

Some of us live by the motto “I have got it, I must spend it. If I want it, then I must have it. I suffered before getting it, so it’s for me alone.” Well while it’s not bad to satisfy the desires of our heart, it’s good to always remember to touch lives. If God blesses us, it’s not for ourselves only, it’s to be used for his glory. How much money you have really does not matter, what matters is honouring God with it in whatever you do. Here are a few practical tips.

  • Remembering God is your source: “And God is able to make all grace abound towards you; that ye, always having sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work.” (2 Corinthians 9:8) God is the source of anything in your life including your money, rest in knowing that every of your need he will surely supply.
  • Tithing: Yea we have heard this over and over again, but this is part of God’s commands (Malachi 3:10, Proverbs 3:9). Tithing is essential for our financial growth and it’s a major way of keeping God first in our lives.
  • Giving: Give and it shall be given unto you (Luke 6:38). We all know the story of Lazarus and the rich man in the bible (Luke 16:19-24), the problem wasn’t that he was rich, the problem was that he was selfish, greedy, and didn’t use his wealth to help others. He didn’t care for poor Lazarus. Giving is about making sacrifices for others and deferring ourselves of something’s so others can benefit from it (1Timothy 6:7).
  • Saving: “There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise, but a foolish man spendeth it up.” (Proverbs 21:20) The Bible backs up saving and gives us principles on saving money (Proverbs 22:3, Proverbs 22:7, Psalm 37:21).
  • Contentment: Learn to live a simple life, live within your means, be content with what you have and you will enjoy the peace that comes with it (1Timothy 6:6-8). Your self worth is not based on how many things you can accumulate or people you can impress, it based on who He says you are.
BEAUTIFIED CONFESSIONS FOR THE WEEK – FEBRUARY 13TH, 2017

BEAUTIFIED CONFESSIONS FOR THE WEEK – FEBRUARY 13TH, 2017

Hello Beautified Lady, this morning we are decreeing massive increase, honor and glory upon our loves. Whoop!

Are you ready to join us? Just read the confessions for the week. They are taken from Job 22: 18-29

The Lord fills my household with good things!
He takes the counsel of the wicked far from me!
The righteous see it and rejoice with me!
My substance is not cut down. By the reason of God’s presence living in me, that which HE has placed in my hands is massively expanded and yields forth prosperity, greatness, honor and glory!
The peace of God abounds with me and my household!
The Almighty is my defence, He delights in me!
When I open up my mouth to pray He hears me speedily and whatsoever I decree is established unto me and His light shines upon my way!
When men are cast down, then I will be lifted up. I declare that there is a lifting for me this week and always!

PRODIGAL PRINCESS

PRODIGAL PRINCESS

SMART PHONE, FOOLISH CHRISTIAN

I subscribed to the Beautified blog and took my time to read through the different segments, it wasn’t long before I started “hmmm-ing” and nodding to the rhema revealed in the topics shared.
The topic that really struck a cord in my being was the one Funto shared on “Who Are You?”
I could relate in so many ways.

This time last year, my life was taking a downward spiral course, it seemed like everything was going under. All the things I had that seemed to give me a sense of identity and worth were falling apart one by one.

I was working in a bank, I had a fat salary, I had a car, I was engaged and soon to be married; life was grand.

All of a sudden, things changed.

There was an issue with someone in another branch (story for another day, lol) but it affected me, so I was relieved of my job.
The engagement fell apart few months to the agreed wedding date. I also lost some money and my car. It was as though my life could not get any worse.

Little did I know that these were God’s way of saving me from disaster.

Before that period, I wasn’t walking closely with God, I had let go of His hand, telling Him I could take care of myself. I had made decisions and compromises at the expense of my walk with God. I was in a relationship that i had no business being in as a Christian, wallowing in self-deceit under the guise of “nobody is perfect, you can always work it out “. Exerting much energy without getting any positive result, swimming against a tide that clearly wanted to go in another direction.

It wasn’t until I realised how far from God I had wandered and I retraced my steps back to Him that He saved me and opened my eyes to all the signs He showed me in dreams and reality but I refused to see or listen.

I was carried away with a deceptive container with the wrong content and had depended on the things i had to define me. I wasn’t a Banker anymore, I wasn’t someone’s fiancee. I wasn’t a car owner. I didn’t have money. All my security fell through. Then I asked myself, “so now,  who am I?”

I thank God for His love and grace, that pulled me back, restored me and opened my eyes to who I am.

Revelations 5:10 And hast made us unto God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.

I am made by Divine design. I have been made with gifts and traits and a genetic combination that no one else has. No one in all ages of the world has ever been me. And no one will.

God created me in His own image and gave me the ability to reign on earth. It doesn’t matter the circumstances surrounding you at any given time, always see yourself as God sees you.
Celebrate the fact that God had made each tiny part of you unique, special, one-of-a-kind.
Discover the wonder of a woman God created you to be. Enjoy the little things that make you special. What a rare and precious treasure you are to God. You can give the world some things that no one else can in the same way.

The perception of who I am is crucial to my walk with God. As a royal priesthood, I am an embodiment of Beauty, Power and Royalty. I am an epitome of God’s glory. I am created in the very image and likeness of God. All things created, visible and invisible are under my feet.

The nature of royalty as given to me by God must reflect in my appearance and discussion. Thank God for the awesome creative work He has done as He made me who I am!

Meditate:1 Peter 2:9-10

The truth is, no matter how far those pretty feet have wandered, the Father is always ready with open arms to take you back. It’s not too late Princess, return and be restored.

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