WHEN WE’RE ASKED TO PRAY

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Life is like a roller coaster full of ups and downs, sharp bends and quirky turns, despite the fact that we have ridden a couple of time we still experience the adrenalin, the sudden rush and sweaty feeling, that herald those sharp bends. This can be said too about life challenges despite the fact that we are familiar that challenges are a part of life and are not alien to us, we sometimes find ourselves surprised, bewildered and overwhelmed by certain challenges that threaten our entire peace and ability to cope.

If you are religious and believe in God like me, I am sure people have made suggestions about you going to God in prayers, and if you felt like me that sometimes reply in my head (who said have not been praying, or haven’t prayed enough, should that be the solution to my problems?), Then you need to understand this. Prayer might not be the most practical solutions to all the problems we face as individuals but it sure works wonders for the mind and soul.

There’s a scripture that says ‘’so then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that showeth mercy. (Roman 9:16) another one says ‘‘for by strength shall no man prevail’’ (1 Samuel 2: 9c) you need to understand that it’s not by our strength or capabilities or in our problem solving skills, but it is in God’s hands to get us out of our mess. We do not reserve prayer for special times or for peculiar situations, we must ‘’pray without ceasing’’ (1 Thessalonians 5: 17). I found out that praying is one difficult thing to do when you are self-assured and believe strongly in practical solutions to problem, especially when you need a quick solution to an issue or every time you try to pray you are frustrated by self-condemnation or weighed down by the thoughts of what you going through; you must understand that it doesn’t matter about how you feel because often times our emotions becloud our sense of sound judgment.

Prayer is essential in your Christian walk. However, for prayer to be effective, you must open your heart to God, with humility of mind and purpose; you must acknowledge his sovereignty over the situation you are facing. In the place of prayer, you will find clarity and direction on what to do about that situation. You need to listen keening to what God is dropping in your spirit as you acknowledge his ability to help you find solution. You must be ready to let go of all the baggage you came with, acknowledge your weakness and inability to cope, it is okay to admit all the negative emotions you experiencing but you must also be willing to accept Gods help to deal with your issues.

Are u facing trials in your career, marriage, business, family, with your children, etc. whatever the case may be, don’t forget the words of the song writer ‘’WHAT ARE FRIEND WE HAVE IN JESUS  click link for full hymn https://www.hymnal.net/en/hymn/h/789 are u faced with sorrows, trials and temptation, bring to God in prayer.  Consistently and persistently ask God for help in these areas you will be amazed at the wealth of solution you would find. The next time family, friends, colleagues, etc. ask you to pray do not scorn them, take it up, talk to God even as you make those decisions tell God about it and everything will fall into place for you. Let go of all the noise around you, seek him, pour your heart to him and you will find him and lasting solution to that difficulty. Ciao

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017

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Okay! It’s getting stale already I suppose, because the year is slowly but gradually ticking away. What are your plans, goals and aspiration for this year?  before you tell me It took me almost nine days to write a happy new year post, don’t forget that it is never too late to begin the year with dreams, goals and plans for a better year. At least I got my a…s up and I’m writing something. Don’t judge. Lol. But more seriously, I always look forward to the New Year because it makes us aware of our past mistakes and helps us refocus our energies into making better decisions and recreating healthier memories. As we begin to make plans, write goals, about the changes we expect to happen in our lives this year we need to carry a mindset of they are achievable.

However, why it is important and great to do all these at the beginning of a new year, this year 2017, we need to be Deliberate about our dreams, plans, goals, and strategies for the coming year. We need to be willing to work and walk the talk, we need to be ready to overcome the challenges, or else all our planning will become a mere wish before our eyes. I haven’t been deliberate about a lot of things in my life, but I have made my decisions to be more deliberate this year. You too should make that decision, yes! You. Lol.

This year, expect a lot of random post; after all this blog is about self-discovery. I will put a reminder on all my devices about all I need to get done, don’t forget to set deadlines for your goals this year, be realistic with them, be patient with yourself, most importantly, this year love , live and let live( what’s that? Well help me out. Lol) like the coaches on a Facebook community I belong to will say be #phenomenal #toolatetobenobody. CIAO

PANCAKES WITH CORNED BEEF SAUCE

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Ingredients

Pancake mixture:
1 Cup All purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 cup Milk
Sugar
1 Egg

Sauce:
1 Onion bulb chopped in rings
1 can of Corned beef
2 Fresh peppers
2 tomatoes

Preparation pancakes: Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Whisk egg into milk. Pour the flour mixture into the wet ingredients and whisk until lumps are gone.
Heat a large non stick pan over medium heat, and coat with cooking oil or butter. Pour 1/4 cupfuls of batter onto the pan, and cook until bubbles appear on the surface. Flip with a spatula, and cook until browned on the other side.

Preparation for beef sauce: pour a little cooking oil of choice into pan, add onions, stir, add tomatoes and pepper, go easy on salt or knorr cubes(seasoning of your choice) as corned beef are already salted. Stir for a few minutes and set down.
Servings: Serve with pancakes.

SMOKED FISH PUMPKIN SAUCE

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Hello,
I have been so out of touch lately and everyone has been clamouring for a new food post. so will be dropping more yummy meals for us to try.
Ingredients

Freshly rinsed Pumpkin leaf chopped
Smoked Atlantic mackerel fish popularly known as Titus fish in Nigeria (shredded beef or chicken optional)
Dried shrimps/ prawns
3 tomatoes chopped
3 red peppers chopped
Onion sliced in rings

Preparation: place sauce pan on fire, add cooking oil of choice(palm oil), add onion rings, add curry powder(if using vegetable oil), add tomatoes and red peppers and stir till water dries up, add smoked fish and shrimps, add seasoning(knorr cube), stir for a few minutes, add pumpkin leaf taste for salt, add a little and let simmer for 2 minutes and set sauce pan down.
Serving: serve with Rice or boiled yam.

Hope you get it right. would love to hear your feedback how it turned out.CIAO.

NO CARE

Imagine a world where no one had to worry about anything, you wake up, take a bath, eat meals throughout the day, sit in front of the television all day,probably nap in between without going to work, not thinking about paying bills,what to wear, or how to make sure your bank account doesn’t run out of cash. hmm! impossible right?

When I watch my son, I wonder why adult life is so complicated. The little fire-ball as I like to call him sure knows how to keep busy. In fact watching him meet his milestones was simply amazing. The day he took his first step was definitely the best day of his toddler life. All he thinks about is walking all over the house until exhaustion drives him to sleep. He doesn’t have to worry about anything, all he’s accustomed to, is mummy changing diaper, feeding him at intervals even when he hasn’t cried out for food, worry if that cough is the flu or not, waking up at night to check on him and make sure he’s very comfy.

In as much as we cannot  be served like children, we definitely can learn one or two from the lifestyle of a child. We shouldn’t be  irresponsible adults idling away because we want to live the life of a child but we can adopt the “No worries” attitude of a child. we definitely can bring a balance into our lives by not worrying about everything. like they always say, worrying doesn’t get anything done. it only aggravates our health and can lead to life threatening diseases.

If you find yourself worrying, then you need to off load those things. Try fixing the problem, if you worried about your finances try to budget more, or if it’s about your career try updating yourself,make sure you are still relevant to be well positioned when a better opportunity presents itself. But above all these, my greatest cure pill for worry is PRAYERS. I can’t tell you enough how it has helped lift heavy burdens off my heart.

when everything becomes so overwhelming, and have exhausted all therapy to get them fixed, i bow my head in prayer, and i feel an instant peace within. i feel refreshed to tackle everything. I have a fresher perspective and I become ecstatic like my DS (Dearest Son) who is always eager to discover new things around him, full of energy, having no care and doesn’t mind moving items one hundredth times even after have told him not to.

 

So much has happened

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Hi world,

It has really been a helluva task for me keeping up with the so many distractions my life has been made up of lately, I wish to express my sincere apology for been away for this long and not keeping up with you my fellow bloggers and readers inclusive; Its been one drama filled life I can assure you.

over the past month my life has been filled with lots and lots of changes and I look forward to sharing some on my blog.I will also like to say that i would have to avoid posting post with political undertones in the coming year and also making public comments on political issues, due to my present employment which doesn’t permit me to partake actively of political activities, nevertheless I promise you more interesting subjects in 2013.

Most importantly, I would love to bring to your notice my new marital status and that means a new page in my life has been opened. I am now married to the man of my dreams, the one my heart beats  for alone, the one who has been pushing that i get back on track my blog life. marriage is a whole new experience for me and I’m looking forward to sharing a part of that life and also look forward to been a mother. I’m still trying to fit into my new role as wife, wouldn’t say its easy but its been fun for me discovering more alluring aspects of the man I married.

The reality of love has struck,It does exist and we can still find it, there are people out there who still possess the ability to love truly and sincerely, so don’t give up on love, Its still the greatest gift of all. In the spirit and season of yuletide  I wish you a very Merry Xmas in 2012 and a prosperous year in 2013. May we all find joy and happiness always. Ciao!