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"I write for the unlearned about things in which I am unlearned myself." - CS Lewis, Reflections on the Psalms

Saturday, April 18, 2015

The Imperfectly Paved Path to Perfection...

His lineage isn’t of perfection. Lots of imperfection paved the path for the coming of the Messiah. There’s a schemer, Tamar, who slept with her father in law. Jacob stole his brother’s birthright. There’s David and Bathsheba, a tale of adultery, deceit and murder. There’s a prostitute in the mix, Rahab’s story wasn’t masked, thank God the imperfections weren’t hidden in Jesus lineage, to show that we have a hope even when we feel hopeless, to show that we are useful even in our mess. There’s a perfect story of grace emerging from our imperfect selves. Thank God for grace.

You’ve messed up? You’re perfect for Jesus to use you, for Him to come to the world of someone through you.
God’s grace qualifies us to be a part of His great plans. Not what we have and haven’t done. He uses our mistakes and our deceit for His glory… How bad can you go? How bad have you been? Wipe the tears, dust the dirt and enough with putting yourself down in a gully of self condemnation… there’s such a glorious hope and future for you, there’s such greatness that can change the world waiting to be birthed through you. Remember, there is therefore now condemnation… He doesn’t condemn you; He loves you and is ever willing to use you, stay with Him!
For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that He [even] gave up His only begotten (unique) Son, so that whoever believes in (trusts in, clings to, relies on) Him shall not perish (come to destruction, be lost) but have eternal (everlasting) life.
For God did not send the Son into the world in order to judge (to reject, to condemn, to pass sentence on) the world, but that the world might find salvation and be made safe and sound through Him
John 3:16-17(AMP)

Monday, April 13, 2015

On Kissing and Telling... The Joy In Telling!

15:03:15 I had a perfect evening. It didn’t matter anymore, the fact that I had to fight back tears and a ton of anger and feelings of betrayal from someone I held dear hours before. It didn’t matter, because once I got into my dress, I felt like a princess, and I knew the world was mine to conquer. I held back tears at different times when I heard people speak. I saw the pride in the eyes of my loved ones, and the excitement in the eyes of my friends.

I lost a lot of weight recently and people have given me their opinions on my weight loss. As good as I felt with my body, I began to worry and get a little self-conscious. But on this day, I owned my body… Away from their opinions and away from the self-consciousness. This day was me, stepping into the path of royalty that has been set before me from the beginning of time in my Style by Cecil and Virgos lounge dresses.
I really can’t explain the feeling. But have you ever felt so free? Like you could just spin and dance and fly away from all the lightness in you? I felt that way. I danced like I had never danced before… in public. I felt drunk and I was aptly so in my spirit.

People wondered why I would have my launch in Makurdi, why not Lagos? But I told myself, why not Makurdi? I grew up there. My family is there and for now, why deny your roots because it doesn't look as glamorous as where you want to be? I'm glad in the end I proved them wrong. You can have a wonderful occasion, wherever you are, and you can thrive even in a seemingly dry land. Looking forward to the Kiss and Tell Lagos event though!

15:03:15 was one of the happiest days of my life. I don't feel like I just launched a book, I feel like I launched out. God has been so good. It felt good to be celebrated! What wows me is this truth I know within, that I haven't seen anything yet... the path of the righteous shines brighter and brighter. That day may have been bright for me, but it's so dim compared to what's coming.
Enjoy the pictures… I had to cut down on the number of pictures to post, so i just showed me off with the pictures I chose :) :(

My sister makes the best cakes!!!

Mr. William Anyebe did an awesome job reviewing my book. I got schooled on my work.

Adakole William and I Singing the Kiss and Tell theme song, I bet y'all didn't know I could sing... I can't!

Dr. King and Lady Patience Omudu, Senior Pastors, Shelter Of Glory Makurdi.

And a not to clear video of the performance of the Kiss and Tell song

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