DON’T STAIN MY WHITE!!!

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Ever had to be extra careful when you are wearing white? . We all know how just a stain can make us feel dirty or even careless. So, this Monday morning, I am wearing a white shirt and before I leave for work, I decide to quickly clear the kitchen sink. I push my body away from the sink just to be sure I don’t get it stained and to save myself the stress of looking for something else to wear today (you know how annoying it can be when it comes to picking what to wear on a Monday). So, I had to be extra careful.

This is not a post on how to keep your white clothes from getting stained but to share the thoughts I had while doing the dishes. It occurred to me how we are careful enough not to stain our clothing (may not be only white-colored clothes) ,but are we really careful with sin in our lives? How many of us guard ourselves against sin just as I tried making sure I didn’t get my white shirt stained this morning.

 Sin is not clean and will never will be; it is dirt. It may not stain your physical clothes but what about the inner you?  For example, telling lies to some may not be a big deal, but this is taken lightly by most of us.  The Lord did not call us to this way of life. I am using this as an example here because if there was a list for the TOP TEN SINS, I am sure lying would be a part of it. It is just something we do and feel like there is nothing wrong with it.  We place importance on our outward appearance, we ask questions like: how will people see me if I have got a stain on my shirt? But have you ever bothered to ask yourself how God sees you?

We need to be more concerned about who we are in the sight of God. I am sure this is of utmost importance. We need to be mindful in these last days as we make a conscious effort not to play with sin. Now is the time to guard your heart. I pushed my body away from that sink. With sin, you don’t only need to push your body away. Please as much as you can, stay far away from it.

My grandfather was known to be a very neat man. If he wore a white shirt, he could not accept hugs from anyone or allow himself to be touched. Why? He did not want his white clothing stained. He was this careful and we think Sin and anything that looks like it should be taken for granted? Come on!

 Most of us pray and ask God to help us overcome this or that Sin. Ok, I am not saying God would not help you overcome it but what steps are you taking in your fight against Sin? You know what you are struggling with and you know those little things that cause you to fall short. This is a wakeup call to everyone including myself. Can a man walk on hot coals without scorching his feet? (Proverbs 6:28). Let us wake up!

See what Revelations 3: 4 says: ….

To the church in Sardis, it was said…

But you [still] have a few people in Sardis who have not soiled their clothes [that is, contaminated their character and personal integrity with sin]; and they will walk with Me [dressed] in white because they are worthy (righteous).

I am determined to honour God with every fiber of my being. Are you?

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You are having a great week!

Your Sister, Anita

My thoughts……..

Have you ever looked at someone’s life and imagined how perfect it is.? Have you ever admired someone’s walk with God and imagined how yours could be just like that? Have you ever admired that relationship and wished you could have one like that? We wish for a lot of things and our desires change in every phase of our lives. We want a better life, wish things could be better and think that happiness will be gotten immediately after we get what we want. After we get what we want, there is another desire. Does this cycle ever stop? The thing is, we have to enjoy the present, thank God for what he has given or provided, and trust him to make it better if we desire a change.

 So why don’t we focus on what God has done or is doing in our lives? If we desire a change, we should pray and trust Him to help change that situation. When I say pray and trust, I mean to pray and trust because most of the time we are praying to worry about it later, but that doesn’t work. Getting weighed down will not help you one bit.

This is something we have heard before but never work on because, at every down point of our lives, we get anxious or worried about situations. My brethren, these things ought not to be so (In Apostle James’ voice LOL)

But we have to realize that we are going to be in search of something, we are going to hope for something at some or every point in our lives. So, the solution? Take one step at a time, enjoy the moments that God has given you and allow him to teach you what you need to learn at this point you are in your life as we trust Him for better days.

Also, So many of us think that praying and trusting God means ‘I will just fold my hands and do nothing ’. Sometimes, there are steps we can take to better our lives as we trust God to lead us. We shouldn’t worry about someone’s spiritual growth when we also can be intentional about our walk with God, Spiritual growth or maturity are not for some specific people or men of God. Jesus did not even die for one person. He died for you, for me, for every human on this planet Earth so why would we see a person’s growth in the Lord as unique to that person. I believe that person gave himself to that cause and didn’t leave any stone unturned in his desire for growth and intimacy with the Lord.

A student who gets straight A’s in school must be studying, an effort on the person’s part is needed. I am not also trying to negate the power and help of the Holy Spirit but if there is an action needed to take in order to improve our lives, let us take it. God will see that willing mind and help you all the way.

Let us stop allowing the devil into our lives by comparing ourselves to others. Wishing we can be this or that. It allows you to miss God’s goodness in your life. I meditated on the “Goodness of God” lyrics by Bethel Music as I saw a friend put it up on her WhatsApp status this morning and I realized again and again that we have lived or are living in the goodness of God.

May God grant us understanding.

Goodbye Fear

Daddy !!!!

Watch out!!!

Be careful.!!!. Don’t get too close to the truck !!!!’

It was a Monday morning, Father was driving. For no reason, I was afraid he would run into another vehicle. but why? He wouldn’t possibly do that right? My father has been driving for more than 20 years of his life and little me was telling him what to do because I was afraid.

Father then spoke up and said ‘When you were a little girl you would just sit comfortably at the back seat and even fall asleep till we got to our destination. Small Anita is now a BIG GIRL and tells daddy how to drive because she is afraid that something can go wrong.’

I smiled and did not know the reply to give….but I learnt something that morning…

The Lord wants that childlike trust in Him just like I had when I was a child. I trusted my father to take me safely to our destination. You see, It is not my business to tell God how to handle the affairs of my life. He knows better than I Do .So why stress?

Why am I afraid something will go wrong when I have God with me?

The most important thing is I am in HIM and that is all that matters.

Quit allowing fear to take the best part of you.

Remember when Jesus was in the boat, and the storm came? See how the disciples panicked even when Jesus was in their midst?  That’s how we are! (Mark 4 : 35- 41)

Trust is not committing things into his hands and still going back to check if it is fine. You just let it be!

For example,I turn on the gas cooker to boil rice, I just know that as far as there is the heat under the cooking pot. I am going to have my rice cooked. I can trust the cooker easily right? and I find it difficult to trust the Creator of Heaven and Earth . Shame on me!

Today I Encourage someone, LET GOD!

He who is faithful is more than Able.

You are having a great day.

Do not Lose your grip

Hello…..

How has your day been ? I trust that it went well.

I am in bed ready to sleep as my body needs rest after a very busy day but decided to drop an encouragement for someone reading this.

My brother , when he was much younger was so scared of the dark and I would always find him around me when there was a power cut . He will hold my hand tightly and follow me closely not letting go . Sometimes I would try to let him know that he is a Man and should not be scared of the dark as no harm will come to him. (Not sure he understood that , because if there was a power cut he will be by my side again ,LOL)

You see there are dark days in our lives, days when we feel anxious, days when we do not even know if we can survive the entire year , days when we mess up ,sin against God and wonder within ourselves how we could make such a mistake ,days when we are overwhelmed ,days when prayer and bible study are not things that interest us, days when we feel that our prayers are not answered, days when we ask God if he is really up there .

I could go on and on….. I am sure you can relate right ?

Do I have a solution to these dark days ? No.

I have my own dark days too…

But you see how my brother would not let go of my hand? That is the same way we should not let go of God .

I am here to encourage someone reading this, Brother , Sister ….DO NOT LOSE YOUR GRIP.

No matter what , regardless of your feelings ,keep holding on to the one who is the Light and watch how he brings his Light into every dark situation of your life.

As a matter of fact , we are the ones who tend to let go . My God is faithful even in our unfaithfulness . He would not let go of your hand.

So today, tomorrow, through the year and beyond, hold on and do not lose your grip on God

God never fails.

See you next time ….

Stay at Your Post

security guard test 1 for licensing process - Skill Security HQ
source: skill security HQ.

Welcome to Inthefaith.

Happy new year!

I am excited to bring you the first post of the year!!!

C’mon Let us dive in……

Sometime last year , I went to the bank   to drop an official letter  but with the ” no face mask, no entry ” regulation , I could not get in because I forgot to carry my face mask while leaving.

The bank was close to the office so I had left the office with no bag, no purse, nothing ! So I could not even get to buy one . I thought I would dash in quickly , drop the letter and make it back to the office.

I decided to ask the security guard  to help me.I wanted him to go in and help drop the  letter for the Branch manager but he apologized saying he could not leave his duty post.

Ahhh! What was I to do ?

In my mind, I hoped he would budge if I pleaded the more.But he did not! He was not allowed to leave his post under any circumstance.

My pleas would not work.

What could I do ? Walk back to the office and come back again under this scorching sun?

Well this story didn’t end here.It  really took a while before I got in to submit that letter but the good news is I finally did ! .Oh If you are wondering if I entered with a face mask , I sure did and did not have to go back to the office.

This is not my reason for writing this post ,I believe there is a vital lesson we can learn from this Security guard .Let us give him the name John.

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So John had a duty to guard that gate.Nothing was going to take him away .He was not going to prove he was a good man by helping me get that letter to the Manager.

After I was done from the Bank and thinking of what happened , this scripture came to mind :

No soldier in active service gets entangled in the [ordinary business] affairs of civilian life; [he avoids them] so that he may please the one who enlisted him to serve.. 2 Timothy 2:4(AMP)


John just told me plainly that he is not allowed to leave his post because his boss would be displeased .You see He was under authority, so who was I to tell him to leave the gate and go into the bank?

Brothers and sisters, in our case we have a master we serve who has even much greater authority than Johns boss , we do not need to allow anything or any man shift or distract us from our service to God . If a man(John) could be dedicated to his work? How much more we to our Lord?

Many of us get distracted and loose focus and we get entangled with so many wrong things in this life that we displease God.When you are distracted ,you will leave your post. You may not be a security guard like John but you will leave your post when your Master does not find you doing that which he assigned you to do . The lord Has given us tasks or assignments , are we really doing them?

We are called to serve God faithfully ? Are we doing so?  Please let us begin to examine ourselves.

The security guard was afraid of not being found performing his duty.He was under  authority and why was I expecting him to leave the gate , What if he helped me and something needed his attention at that time? What would have been his explanation ? Going to the bank to help a customer drop a letter was not part of his Job description.

Distractions will come in many ways these last days to cause us to loose focus and leave our post as it takes you away from God . Even the things we view as important can be a form of distraction to us . God is and should always be number one,Other things follow.

For most of us we start out serving the Lord and building our relationship with him but when that new job comes, that breakthrough comes, that new house ,that new Boyfriend/ Girlfriend comes(yeah!! I said that.L O L) . We loose focus…This should not be!.

God is seeking people who are steadfast in their walk with him, who would not joke with their service to him because they want to please their maker.If you will agree with me,a lot of things are vying for our attention these days.Its easy to loose focus, but if we are determined and with the help of God, It would not happen.

May God find us serving him faithfully  in our walk with him and in  the areas he has called us to.Amen.

Stay at your post..

See you next time.

P.S. Please use your face mask at all times , I had removed it that is why I forgot to pick it up while on my way to the bank.

My ‘Change over Switch’ story

A month ago , the transformer  in the area i live in Lagos, Nigeria developed a fault.This caused the power holding company to take the transformer for a change or repairs.

If you are in Nigeria,you will understand how annoying this can be .It was a one whole month of  power outage  and we had to use generators at night.

There is a change over switch at the house . ( A changeover switch is designed to transfer a house electricity from the commercial power grid to a local generator when an outage occurs. They connect directly to the generator, commercial power supply or line.) Throughout the one month,we never saw the need to change over from the local generator side anymore  .

Well,we had somehow gotten used to the situation.🙄🙄

When i got talking to people around the area i got comments like :
when transformers are taken from areas,it takes a while to return it back”


it could take a year before it is returned”


You know the way this country works,they may fix it and sell the transformer to another area”.

 I kept praying and hoping it won’t take  long before they returned it.  To be honest,at a point i lost hope and started getting used to the situation. Maybe that is why we didn’t change over .

So….. One day! Light was restored.

Hallelujah!!!

But we didnt know for a whole day! Why? Because we had left the switch on generator  and didn’t switch back .

So what am i saying today?


You have prayed about an issue,fasted ,waited on God for an answer ,hoped for a change and it didn’t look like that situation would ever change or things will go back to normal
You may be ill or going through some tough time,and there is nothing left to do,you have done all you can right?

And at a point, you have become comfortable with your situation or stopped believing.
Year in ,year out the situation remains the same….

But! This is the time to  keep faith alive


Faith will keep you rejoicing when things are falling apart ,
Faith will keep you praying for a miracle when its humanly impossible
Faith will change the way you speak when the situations are contrary.
Faith won’t make you act and look like what you are going through because you have God in and with you.
Faith won’t keep you on the ground but will make you raise your head  high amidst the trials.

 
We didn’t change over at  that time,we hoped for light to come someday but never acted like people who believed.
Have we not beleived God for something but still trusted in something else for help?
You have got to change over .Don’t get comfortable  with that situation.keep faith  alive!


People will discourage and say the opposite just like i heard about the transformer but you need to constantly  dwell on the word of God.
What is the word of God saying to that situation?
Dive in and find out ,then hold on to it.Thats the only positive you should feed your mind on.

Focus on what you want to see and not what is happening around you.

Change over.
KEEP FAITH ALIVE!

Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations; according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be. And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sara’s womb: He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;
Romans 4:18‭-‬20 KJV

Have a blessed day.

A Path called Gratitude

Hello  people !

It’s Friyay!

How has your week been so far.?
Mine has been goood!

All thanks to God.

I learnt  something  this week that i will like to share with us today .


This is something we all know and have heard a lot of times but do we really practice it??? .I think there’s a post i put up on this topic sometime ago but I believe it is something we need to constantly remind ourselves .

Ok….

 Be grateful.

Yes thats it! BE GRATEFUL…


I will tell myself this again and again because there are points in life when things just go….wrong.Then you begin to complain and wish it could have been better.
 So if you have had any cause to complain ,just STOP!..take  a deep breath and learn the art of gratitude.

Many of us are familiar  with 1 Thess. 5 vs 18.”in all things give thanks….”

Do you give thanks in all things? (Answer that yourself.LOL)

You may be suffering rejection, you may have a serious health condition , you may be going through some kind of lack, stress on your Job may be eating into you ………the list could go on and on..

Can i ask..?

Who did worry ever help.? I have never seen anyone it helped.So just quit worrying.!Trust me  when i say this. Quit worrying!..It helped no one.

Do you know that being grateful can help you cope with crisis in your life?. Truth be told ,things may not be so great all the time. People may fail us, we may loose something so dear to us but! The lord has promised to be there through it alllllll.

I am gradually learning to stay on the path called Gratitude because sometimes i tend to stray  from it .Yesterday evening as i was busy with some chores ,i began thanking God for my family(Mom,Dad and my Brother).

Yes you read that right,my Family….Gratitude doesnt have to be saved for the big things in life.Nothing is to small to be thankful for.

So Today just like me,choose to walk on this path called Gratitude and let us trust God to help us in every challenge we may face.

Will you say this Prayer with me?

“Dear Lord,its quite hard to remain grateful even when it doesn’t feel like it but i choose to trust you always.I thank you for every thing you have done and are yet to do for me.i know that as long as you are with me i have nothing to fear.I choose to focus on you today”.
Amen!

See you next time…

Be Grateful ❤

https://anchor.fm/inthefaithpodcast/episodes/Choices-er25fg the last episode of our podcast on anchorfm(Inthefaith Podcast) Titled :Choices ,in case you missed it!


Goodmorning ♥️♥️

I hope your week has been great?

My little  Brother is 6 years old but i see him as 7 years already as his birthday is in some weeks time.(Praise the Lord!)
I drop him off at school some mornings ,normally I take him to the school gate and watch him get into the school premises but i decided that for him to be able to be strong I would have to be walking him halfway and see how he can handle going to school on his own.

My brother doesn’t like this idea because he is scared walking down on his own,he wants me to walk him to the gate. I have to assure him that i am watching him as he goes and would not leave until i see he gets into the school compound.

What am i trying to say here?

As i watched him walk down, it occured to me that this is how God watches over us his children.
There are times that we have this confidence that God is with us as we go through life  just like I was with my brother as we left home.

There are also times when we feel that we are alone and that God has left us and just like my brother; we are scared and feel so down.

Don’t ever feel this way ,God is always there .He is near you,watching you and as you go through life He is with you . He is taking you  to your expected end.

See what David Said in Psalm 121 vs 5 -8

” Jehovah himself will watch over you; he’s always at your side to shelter you safely in his presence. He’s protecting you from all danger both day and night. He will keep you from every form of evil or calamity as he continually watches over you. You will be guarded by God himself. You will be safe when you leave your home and safely you will return. He will protect you now, and he’ll protect you forevermore!”
Psalms 121:5‭-‬8 TPT.

So when times come that you feel alone.Remember that God himself is watching over you.Do not fear.He is with us to the end.

Shalom!♥️♥️♥️


Hello everyone!

How has it been ?

I do not have a title for todays post .

This is something that came to mind and I thought i should share..

On Sunday ,before evening prayers with Family,i was on Whatsapp chatting with some friemds.I went out of my bedroom to join prayers but as prayers went on i found myself opening my whatsapp.😔😔😔


 Am I the only one who has done this????.

 Ok,not just at home.What of during church service,as the sermon is going on we go through Social Media and feel like there’s nothing wrong with it.


 If Jesus came to my house yesterday to visit and joined in the evening prayers. I Don’t need to tell you how well behaved I would be.LOL!!
 But isn’t he present when two or three are gathered?Isnt he there watching us?Does he have to be physically present before we do the right things that need to be done?

 I ask,if Jesus came to visit as we carried out our normal daily activities,will you be comfortable having him around?Would you still see that movie?Use that Curse Word? Quickly scan through the pages of scripture to comfort yourself that you opened the bible   today? If he was in the midst of your friends ,would you be comfortable with him there as you discuss?

The truth is, if Jesus came to our homes ,we would make sure things are set right.We sure know the things we need to do ,but we dont do it.

Its time we took our Christain lives seriously brethren.As I write this I am also examining  myself.No more shallow Christianity,lets move on to deeper realms in the Lord.
 It’s time for us to be people who please the Lord in all things ,striving to have a wonderful  relationship with him.

Jesus may not be coming to your house but one day he will return to the world.Will he find you ready?

Shalom!♥️♥️♥️.

” In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.” Genesis 1:1‭-‬3

“The hand of the Lord was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the Lord , and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones, And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry. And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord God , thou knowest. Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the Lord . Thus saith the Lord God unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live:..” Ezekiel 37 :1-5 .

“And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon’s, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship. Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught. And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net. And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake.”
Luke 5:3‭-‬6

Noticed anything in the above bible verses? Maybe theres something else you noticed .
But i have something i want to bring out here.
All the situations seen were what i will call impossible situations,but something turned these situations around; the WORD of GOD.

I can not over emphasize the power in the word of God .It changes everything. In the beginning,the earth was without form and void but what was at the beginning ?
The word!.
Words were the tools God used to create all things. If i decide today to make a nice dish,i wouldnt go into the kitchen and snap my fingers hoping the dish in my head will appear right before me .I would use certain ingredients to make my meal.
But we see God who created something out of nothing.By his words mixed with faith he framed the worlds.Isn’t this amazing?. The earth without form and with darkness around it , had light by the word of God.

Ezekiel in the valley of dry bones saw a situation that looked humanly impossible ,when God asked him if the bones could have life.He said “Lord thou knowest” but God told him to prophesy to the bones.
God was like “let out the word of God Ezekiel! “. 😁😁
You sure know what happened to the bones.They came back to life!

Simon was told to launch out into the deep and let down his net for a catch,having toiled all night without having anything he obeyed the “word” of the Lord.

What am i driving at? The power in Gods word.The power to create,the power to give life ,the power to do the impossible. People of God we have a tool in our hands. Its time to put Gods word in our hearts and mouth .Begin to pray for God to constantly fix your eyes on his power and not the present situations you may find yourself . The conditions do not have to be favourable and so encouraging before you act on the word of God. If God has spoken ,we can say like Peter “Nevertheless,i will let down my net”

In the face of temptations or attack ,the word of God is the weapon that we can use to win that great battle.Most of the time we tend to forget this fact and when fears,problems and sickness set in we begin to fret.

Today,i encourage you to rest in Gods word.His word is power. He exalts his word more than his name. Tap into the power in Gods word today.Keep speaking it and let this words be in your heart and mouth so that you can be able to apply it at every point in your life.

Tikvah.