Let it shine!

Apparently, some ladies are calling themselves ‘BITCHES’ these days. I recently had a conversation with a colleague and she was like ‘  oh yeah, I am a bitch’  and BITCH according to her means, ‘Babes in total control here’. where?, don’t ask me.

Although I cannot remember the conversation leading to that, it just struck me that a lady who professes to be a christian called her self a ‘Bitch’. Like seriously?

See,the dictionary meanings of a bitch include:

1. A female canine animal especially a dog.

2.A woman considered to be mean, overbearing or contemptible.

3. A prostitute in relation to a pimp.

Now, looking at the above definitions of the word ‘BITCH’, it is safe to say that the word is derogatory and condescending in every way.

What the heck happened to self respect? The elders say you carry yourself the way you want to be carried.  Now I am not saying I am perfect or the epitome of self respect but then, God’s grace is sufficient  and available for me and you, all you need to do is to tap into that grace by filling your heart with the word.

The bible says in Psalm 119 verse 11 says ” I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you”

Fill your heart with God’s word and see yourself grow.

In addition,

Proverbs 31:30 tells us that

“Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting but a woman who fears the lord is to be praised”.(NIV)

According to the above scripture, we should basically fear God and because we fear God, he will help us understand that we are precious to him and with the Holy spirit leading us, we would respect ourselves and carry ourselves with dignity. Proverbs 9:10 ” The fear of the lord is the beginning of wisdom,and the knowledge of the Holy one is understanding” (NIV)

Remember you are Peculiar and you cannot afford to think and behave like everybody else.

Jesus also reminds us in Matthew 5:16

”Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your father which is in heaven”.(KJV)

You are a woman of God,the light and salt of the earth,your light needs to start shining .

Let it shine!

Let’s live for Jesus.

Favour

You are Beautiful

I did the big chop in Nairobi in year 2012,after I had been influenced greatly by my African American Roommate  in the US to embrace my ‘being African’.

Fast forward to 2013,coming back to home to Minna in Northern Nigerian with my Afro and I am getting all these stares and comments from my friends and relatives. Comments  like ‘when are you going to relax your hair’? or ‘ you look like a boy’.

If I must confess,that did a number on my self esteem as I began to look for ways to cover my hair by putting weaves and braids on just so that I would look beautiful and more like a  woman.

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Just before I got back to Nigeria

Now, recently I have just being reminded that I have been created and designed by the most talented designer in the whole universe,JEHOVA.

The bible in Psalm 139:13  says

‘ For you formed my inward part; you knitted me in my mother’s womb, I praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made”

See, I have also just been reminded that praising God is all I should be doing because being beautiful isn’t dependent on my hair more than it is dependent on the being living in me; the HOLY SPIRIT. Now, this being makes me beautiful everyday by renewing his fruits in me and just like me, you are beautiful. You don’t believe me?

Galatians 5:22 and 23 says,

‘But the fruit of the spirit is love,joy,peace,forbearance,kindness,goodness , faithfulness, gentleness and self control. Against such things there is no law” (NIV)

Let me tell you, don’t let that self esteem reduce because you feel like you are shapeless or fat or not beautiful enough. The bible tells us we have been wonderfully and fearfully made, still not convinced?

Genesis 1:27 says

”So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him;male and female he created them”.

Seriously, you are beautiful and God loves you .  Just stand in front of the mirror and see  yourself the way he sees you. As a matter of fact God can be seen as soon as you are sighted because you have been created in his image, and if the ‘worry’ is a life partner ,since the assumption is that the container is seen before the content, you will be perfect for the heart that is meant to love you.

So today , take a chill pill ,lift your shoulders and raise your head high because,YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!!!

Jesus loves you

XO, Favour

 

 

 

So you are a Freak?

So I am having a chat with a colleague and he’s like  ‘Favour, you are abnormal’ and I am like say what?

However, looking back, he might have been right I am indeed abnormal and so is everybody with the Holy spirit living in them. You are special, you are not like everybody else.

You’ve got the almighty as your father who has given you the mandate to be the salt and light of the world. it’s okay to be a freak, it’s okay not be like everybody else. It’s okay to think, talk and sound almost like Jesus through the Holy Spirit.

1 peter 2:9 says

”But you are a chosen generation a royal priest hood, a holy nation,a peculiar ,that you may declare the praises of him who has called into his marvelous light”.

Note the word ‘Peculiar’  is a synonym for abnormal.

Jesus tells us in  Mark 8: 38 that

”If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in the adulterous and sinful generation, the son of man would be ashamed of them when he comes in his father’s glory with his holy angels”

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As a matter of fact, Matthew 10:33 emphasizes the same

”If anyone denies me before men, I will deny before my father who is in heaven”

Therefore, let’s be proud followers of Jesus both in our thoughts, words and deeds.

Let’s GO AND BE ABNORMAL!

XO, Favour