Thursday, December 24, 2015 0 Comments A+ a-

One of the events I looked forward to every year as a child was the Christmas and New year Celebrations. In my part of the world, a lot of activities revolve around these celebrations. As a child, I looked forward to the Christmas and New year Celebrations because of the food, the new clothes, affection from loved ones/family and the exciting atmosphere of celebration. Recently, in a conversation with a friend, I was reminded  of my childhood experience when he said, "Christmas celebration is for children, not adults..."

Even as Christians all over the world celebrate Christmas today, I want to inspire a desire in you to know more about this man called JESUS. Why are Christians celebrating His birth, what is it about Christmas and Jesus? I am sorry, I have no scientific answer for you, but if you read Philippians 2:4-11, you will have a better understanding.

4 Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. 5 Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: 6 Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, 7 but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death-- even death on a cross! 9 Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

On behalf of my family, I wish you a Merry Christmas!  My life has meaning because of this man called Jesus! He gave His Life for me, what more can I say but Happy Birthday Jesus! 
May your life be full of God's love and tender mercies. May His love envelope you out of every storm that threatens your peace, in Jesus Name, amen.

Today, I am celebrating Christmas with a better understanding, that beyond the food, gifts, love... Christmas is about Love that sacrifices, Love that gives, Love that forgives...This is why I celebrate Christmas.

My name is Precious, I was Bipolar and I live a Full Life

The reason why I can celebrate Christmas today is because I have accepted Him as my Lord and Saviour. I pray that you will experience the Love and Life that Jesus offers, if you have not yet accepted Him. John 3:1- 18

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God’s label for your life

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 0 Comments A+ a-

Few days ago, I was doing my laundry and as I grouped the clothes in like colours, the label on my dark coloured leggings caught my attention. This was not the first time I was washing it, but for some reasons, this time, its label drew my attention. It read:
“Machine wash with cold water

Wash with like colours
Only non-chlorine bleach when needed
Do not use any softener
Tumble dry low
Remove promptly
Medium Iron when needed”

The other side of the label read “90% cotton, 10% Spandex, Style: DL…, Colour: BLKSOT, Made in ….”

As I concluded my reading, my eyes watered with tears, as I pondered on how much God loves us. God created each of us uniquely; we are custom made! We are made according to God’s specification. No wonder, there can’t be another version of you! He made us with specifics. I’m not just referring to your height, colour of your skin, hair or eyes. I do not only mean the shape of your ears, mouth, eyes or nose, or whether you are on the big body size or the small body size or just petite…

God knows your frame, that part of you the world cannot see, understand or appreciate now. He knows the capacity of the brain he has given you, he knows how much food your body needs per day. He knows how emotional you are. What thrills me more is that He knows how to manage you!

Can’t you see that living without an interest in this God is injustice to your existence? Little wonder, David in Psalms 139 said, ‘…such knowledge is too much for me!’

Growing up among my siblings and relating with my peers was to me an uphill task. I was too emotional! I remember that a few years back while I was serving my country under the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), someone made an unkind remark about me and I broke down in tears! Thinking of that now, makes me laugh! I have long moved from being that person to being a person whose emotions are fixed on God.
Friends, we can’t live life on our own terms and expect it to give us the best. We have to live on God’s terms because He knows what’s best for us.

Back to my story, I was very upset and disappointed in myself that I actually broke down in tears! Do you feel this way when you are emotional? Dr. Deborah Serani’s assertion in, ‘How can I manage hurt feelings?’ should encourage you. She affirms that,
Emotions are a natural response to life.

Over the years, I have learnt to ask God, ‘Why did you make me this emotional?’ What’s the purpose for these emotions? How do I manage my emotions? I found all the answers in God’s word: The Holy Bible. I came across scriptures that helped me to understand myself and my purpose, scriptures that still give me hope.
Keep your hope alive and do not give up.

My name is Precious, I was bipolar and I live a full life.

Heavenly Father, I need your help. Help me to live the life that you would have me live, Help me to acknowledge you in all my ways, in Jesus name.

Psalms 139: 13-18, 1 John 4:21
“The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) {www.nysc.gov.ng} is an organisation set up by the Nigerian government to involve the country's graduates in the development of the country.”

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What does Life mean to you?

Wednesday, December 02, 2015 0 Comments A+ a-

These are a few thoughts of what life means to me. I will love to hear your thoughts on 'Life'. It is only when we appreciate life, that we are able to give it all it takes! When we appreciate life, then we celebrate it, and live it meaningfully. One who values and celebrates life would hardly consider suicide as an option even in the toughest circumstance.

Life is an Opportunity...
a privileged responsibility!
Life is an opportunity to serve
An opportunity to live and let others live.
Life is an opportunity to enjoy the rich relationships that accompany our journey

Life is an opportunity...
an opportunity to forgive
An opportunity to give
An opportunity to love
An opportunity to serve the superior interest of the Supreme King!

So do not treat life with levity...
Life requires intentionality, determination, focus and purpose 
Renew your commitment to life!
Pay attention to your opportunities and utilize them effectively...

My name is Precious, I was bipolar and I live a full Life!