Dear Joshua

*sigh* It’s been a while I’ve done a ‘Dear Character’ but I couldn’t help but do this one. There’s no question, just an answer.

Dear Joshua,

Always remember, you are not an invader but an heir. Start operating as an heir!
The ‘I am’ is in your past, present and future.  That’s why He is The Way, The Truth(He is absolute), The Life , The Vine, and The Resurrection. ‘I AM is always present and that’s why you are sure of His ‘I Will’. Example: ‘I will’ never leave you nor forsake you.
I am because You Are.
You have been unstoppable but never realized it up until now. (P.S: You are Unstoppable)
Everything you need is inside of you. You can’t be asked to do something if you haven’t been giving the capacity to do so.

There is a commandment to be fruitful and multiply, and everything you need to do this is on the inside of you.
Joshua, stop talking so much about what God has done that you forget what He is doing and about to do.
Stop looking at the monuments of the pasts and see the wonders of the future.
Obedience will always precede revelation.
Stop relying on the parting of the Red Sea. You are to step into the Jordan. Step out in faith.
God is not a man that He should lie. If He has said it, He will do it.
God is looking for those who will radically trust Him. Joshua, step into the Jordan.
You are an heir not an invader.
You’ve stepped out and there’s a shut door(Jericho was securely shut). The shut door is because they were retreating in fear.
Joshua, if you can only see that a shut door sometimes is a sign of victory.
Joshua, God is looking for people who will take Him at His word. It is not your responsibility to bring it to pass. Do not wait for the manifestation. Move on. If He said it, it is done!
Joshua, what are you releasing into the atmosphere?
Joshua, the devil is attacking your mind. You are fighting a different kind of enemy. You question your identity, your sexuality. It is important that this Book of the law does not depart from your mouth. You must meditate on it day and night. You have to keep the word on your mouth, casting down every stronghold and bringing every thought into the obedience of Christ.
Joshua, there is a place for impartation and submission. Be careful who you submit to, who you allow impart your life.
If you believe there’s no one you can submit to you are in error.
Joshua, The ‘I am’ is with you. Where others fail is where you succeed. Be strong and be of good courage. You must first step out in faith. Your miracle is in your speaking. If God has said it, take it to the bank. It is done. You are unstoppable! You are born of the spirit. The wind blows to and fro. You can’t stop what you can’t see. You are an enigma. Be strong and courageous.

You are U N S T O P P A B L E!!!

IMG-20170913-WA0005IMG-20170913-WA0041IMG-20170915-WA0015

 

Hi, This is an excerpt from a preaching by Pastor Jimmy Odukoya –PastorJ. Emerge Conference is happening! Join us tomorrow or on Sunday for the concert! Read flier for more information.

a5c2ffcd3d331eeb36f975ac7adf2baf

I have been thinking on what to write for a while! And then I thought back to my life this time last year. Mehn oh mehn, God has been faithful. Really faithful.  I put up this picture on my status. A year does change you a lot. Have you changed? Have there been changes made?

 

I love you! (Don’t be surprised). Enjoy your life.

Advertisements

#PicsorItDidntHappen Era

I just read that phrase somewhere and it resonated with something my friends and I have an issue on. My taking pictures at an event….. I have to be in the mood to take pictures. My social energy bar has to be on the highest with a fully charged power bank by the side. 

You see, there are some people that take pictures at every single, small, big, tiny event they go to.  I get that pictures need to be taken for memories blah blah but not at the expense of you not living in the moment. 
You really don’t need those pictures to prove that you were at the event or you were looking fleeky.

Check out your picture /social media posting motive if it isn’t for the right ones, drop your phone and enjoy the moment! 
Take one or two selfies for the culture but you don’t have to make a video of the artiste performing at that concert you are at. 

I hope you understand what I’m trying to say. Take pictures or post on social media but know when you are going overboard. Learn to enjoy the moment. 
P. S I’m writing this while frying pancakes. 😉 create the image in your head. 
I know it’s been a while I was here. 
ASUU is on strike. *rolls eye*
Happy New Month Sweetdarlings 

F for Father

Whoop! Whoop!

It’s that time of the year again, where men are celebrated for their great acts of fatherhood, where some women feel slighted and wish themselves a Happy Fathers’ Day too or like one of  ‘awa’ celebrities did recently, dress up like the father gan. 

It’s that time of the year where I remember that there are children that haven’t grown up with fathers, dead or just missing-in-action. Hmmm, true..missing in the action of watching your children grow.

So, this year is still that year and it’s still that time of the year.

This year, celebrate that father that you have, your super dad who gives his all to make sure that you have. 

Forgive that father you don’t have or wasn’t there. Believe me , if he knew better or could control it, he wouldn’t have left. So it’s ignorance on his part for not recognizing the treasure he had for a child.

Celebrate the father you’ll be, because you know that you’ll do better.

Pray for the father your children will have. He’ll be aligned with God’s will for your family and he’ll be a real head of the family.

Like literally, pray for your man( that you’ll have), the man you want to become  .

Open your mouth and say something you want to see.

When I think of the responsibilities that the man has to carry on his shoulders, it gives me one more reason to be happy and comfortable in my womanhood. 

Lol. 

And it’s a Happy Fathers’ Day from me to you or your father!

P.S : Shoutout to the women doing both jobs!!!!! Y’all are strong women! And to the men doing both jobs too. 

Reespect, respect, Maximum respect!!
I know it’s been a while I updated. I still love you too. ❤

1st Quarter

It has been a ride… 

Welcome to the 2nd quarter. 

Here are things I’ve picked up so far…

1. Falling in love with the ‘wrong’ person hurts. Learnt I could be really jealousy and bitter against another person. Learnt to identify the emotion I’m going through at the moment and try to deal with it appropriately(emotional intelligence) … I learnt that hurt hurts. I’m learning to ‘unlike’ again. 

And I’m learning to forgive… 

The only one who can satisfy the heart truly is the One who made it
2. God is forever with me. I might not ‘feel’ it but I’m thankful we don’t walk by our feelings if not it’s straight to the Lagoon. 

My Christian journey is that of faith. This life that I live now, I live by faith through Christ that loves me and gave Himself for me. 
3. It isn’t my works. I’ve been saved already. I should stop unconsciously relying on my works thinking that’s what saved me. 
4. I should rejoice more in the finished works of Christ. 
5. I learnt to give more. To stop holding on to material things. Learning to start doing things out of love. Freely have I received, freely I should give… 
6. I’m learning to be happy being a woman. An unashamed one, one proud of who she is knowing she’s the apple of His eyes. 
7. Resting in my Father’s love. It’s overwhelming and I think atimes(most times), who am I that you are this mindful even to the minute detail. 
I can’t wait for the plans Daddy has for me for this next season. Hopefully, I’ll post more often. ✌✌✌

Meaty, Beefy, Snakey

Hey People!

*dusts cobwebs* how are y’all doing? It’s been a while….a long while.

I’ve missed this space. Things are happening in this baby girl’s life though.

Anyways…

I was listening to my roommates talk about the different meats they’ve eaten. Here are some of the different ‘eran’ stories I could garner from the conversation.

Snail Meat: It has prestige. Given to important people at parties. After washing it, it is fried, divided into two and then the ‘ata’(pepper) is put in the middle. It is crispy and at the same time soft. It has its own unique taste. Peppered  snails is bae.

pepperedsnail

Snake meat : Roasted snake meat at Ado-Ekiti. It’s divided into head, middle and tail and sold that way. It tastes almost like fish. The inside is white. The skin is tough, maybe because it was roasted.

fried-snake-meat-ent50y

Goat meat aka Ogunfe : The male goat is always very tender. The smell. Ohmigosh. Boil it well and just fisi nu omi obe( add it to stew) to eat with amala. (Hot-hot). And then there’s always the peppered goat-meat (asun) which tastes equally very tantalizing.

asun-spicy-peppered-barbecued-goat-meat1-300x237

Rabbit: This tastes very much like Chicken. I can remember a time I bought food from one of the fast-food restaurants and my grandma tasted the ‘chicken’ and immediately confirmed it to be rabbit.

Then there’s the usual cow meat, assorted, offals, and the ones whose names I know not.

Which other meat have you eaten? Share your ‘eran’ story in the comment section

**Eran – meat

Amala – yam/plantain flour meal

All images from Google.

P.S : I want to go the beach. and eat pizza.

P.S Hopefully by the end of this month, I’ll put up a post on things I’ve learnt in the first quarter of the year.. *fingers crossed*

Random : I smell Indomie Chicken Peppersoup as I edit this. It’s 2:36am.

Happy Birthday 👸

​Happy Birthday to me! 🎉🎉🎉🎉🙌🙌🙌

So I’m a year older today, +1, more years added! 

It’s my birthday! 

For years, I’ve dreaded my birthday. You know, Christmas, New Year and then Boom! It’s Sarah’s birthday. 

Everyone is still trying to settle in from the spendings over the holiday and get accustomed to the new year and its demands. 

Mehn, have I had some really weird birthdays!. We thank the Lord for His faithfulness! 

Well, well, well, this year seemed absolutely different right from the very beginning. 

Started off with #21Verses which made me think on the years gone by (I feel old already). 

So, I’ll put up my gift list /wants list /some needs in there too list /I can make a list cuz it’s my birthday list

1. A Braid wig. I’m tired of sitting down to make hair. 

2. Black and/or nude sandals heels. 

3. Love. I have Love. More love I mean… Sarah, you know you have more love. Hi, please skip this number. 

3. 5.0 GPA 

4. An already done project… It’s tiring and fun researching. 

5. Unlimited Internet 

6. Food. Good food. Snack food. Chewy food. Fun food. Fine food. Food. 

7. Constant light in my hostel. More like a revamp + new personality for my hostel. Live up to your name – Honours Hall. 

8. A new wardrobe. Iznor too much to ask. 

9. My Almighty Formula Hoodie.  I know you’re reading this. 

10. And best of all, more knowledge of the Father. 
Cheers to 21 years of being awezome! 🍷🍷

Cheers to the years ahead! 🍷🍷🍷

Cheers to awezome friends, T & C 😘😘😘

#IKnowSomeoneGreat 

#Transformation Thursday

 

#LongPostAlert or not so long…

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!

We are still in January so it’s not late to still say it. So once again, Happy New Year! Hope the year is going fine.

Instead of a Throwback Thursday today, welcome to a Transformation Thursday. I’ll be featuring someone very close to my heart, an extremely good and close friend with a wonderful heart. The words in italics are mine. Meet Taiwo O. Enjoy her story in her own words.

My Makeover related Testimony

“I had an encounter with God (which started in makeover 2014)*that’s around the same time we met too* and got born again about 30 months ago. When I made the decision, I totally forgot about my folks who are kinda devout Muslims. I told them about my new lifestyle (Christianity)… My mum said it was impossible to practice such while I’m at home. My dad on the other hand threatened to disown me and he gave me 3 months to think about the whole thing as he believed I was still in the confusion stage and could still change my mind.

Through these months, I only went to church while school was in session. During the holidays, I went nowhere.

I finished from school last year October and then I began to ask God if that was going to be the end of my church going/gathering with the brethren, because it definitely couldn’t be the end of my Christian life.

I trusted that God who called me out of darkness and started a good work in me was faithful! I prayed that God would turn the heart of my father to please me.

First Sunday in November, I summoned the courage to ask my dad if I could go to church, he shunned me and literally sent me away.

The next Sunday, I went to ask again and he said “ok bye bye” (I didn’t even think it was going to be that easy).

He allowed me go to church subsequent Sundays. This Sunday, he said we needed to discuss this church going thingy… scared as I was, I met him yesterday, he asked a few questions and in the end he gave me his blessings… He said “whatever religion you’ve chosen… God guide you, bless you and strengthen you!” *Halleluyah!*

The same person who threatened to disown me a few months ago.

This can only be God!

He is indeed a good God!

#FaithfulGod!

P.S: I trust God for the salvation of my folks… My mum and dad who pray five times daily also read the bible EVERY morning!

Yesterday, my dad even said “if you invite me to your church I’ll come but that doesn’t stop me from being a Muslim”

I smell salvation.

– Taiwo O. ”

I smell it too, my darling. Having a relationship with Jesus Christ is just the bestest! Think about it if you are not already in one. #JesusTransforms

taiwo-transformation
Bestest Decision
taiwo-and-i-makeover
Taiwo and I at Makeover 2015 and 2016

This is just awesome! God, who started this good work, is surely able to bring it to completion.

On my Instagram page (_misssara_), I started this series #21Verses, sharing verses over the past years that have helped me and kept me strong. *thinking* I’m meant to do like #365Verses or something. Lol. #11daystogo.

 

West African Faith Believers Convention (#WAFBEC) is coming up from Jan27th to Feb 4th. Hosted by Pastor ‘Poju Oyemade. Venue is The Covenant Place, Covenant Christian Centre, Iganmu.

Heather Lindsey is coming to Nigeria! Guiding Light Assembly, Parkview Ikoyi. Feb 4th and 5th.

My final year project is going fine, Thank God. My supervisor is one of the bestest in town. #NotLucky #Favoured.

I’ve used a lot of hashtags in one post. Or it seems like it. Thank you for reading to the end. * Big grin *