The Presence of God

Today I will like to share with you, something I learnt about the presence of God.

Am sure we are familiar with the story of Cain and Abel. After they offered offerings to God, God accepted Abel’s and rejected Cain’s. This was because God knew and saw their hearts. Abel gifted God the fat portions of his first born while Cain just brought some.

Genesis: 4. 3. In the course of time Cain brought some of the fruits of the soil as an offering to the Lord. 4. And Abel also brought an offering—fat portions from some of the firstborn of his flock. The Lord looked with favor on Abel and his offering.

After Cain killed his brother, God confronted him about it and cursed him.

Genesis: 4. 11. Now you are under a curse and driven from the ground, which opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand. 12. When you work the ground, it will no longer yield its crops for you. You will be a restless wanderer on the earth.” 13. Cain said to the Lord, “My punishment is more than I can bear.

Cain still complained about his punishment and God being faithful gave him a mark to save him. Now where I am going to is this! In verse 16, bible tells us that Cain went out of the presence of God.

Genesis: 4. 16. So Cain went out from the Lord’s presence and lived in the land of Nod, east of Eden.

The consequence of his departure was seen in Genesis: 5. 3.

When Adam had lived 130 years, he had a son in his own likeness, in his own image; and he named him Seth. 4. After Seth was born, Adam lived 800 years and had other sons and daughters.

If you read down, it continued with the lineage of Seth. Cain and Abel were cut off the history of the bible. Lessons: No matter our sins or shortcomings let us never depart from the presence of God. Even when we backslide we should never get to the point where we cut God out or leave his presence. The presence of God is not in the feeling of goosebumps neither is it restricted to a particular place. The presence of God is in our relationship with God. It is always there as long as we maintain that relationship with him. He is the light source we are the plug. We will always get the electricity of his presence as long as the plug is plugged into to the socket. Prayer: Father thank you for sending your Holy spirit to us. Thank you for your presence in our lives. Thank you also for this word you gave us today. Help us to caution ourselves and remain steadfast in love with you. Help us not to wander away from your presence. But even if we do, help is to find our way back quickly. In Jesus name- Amen.

PS: Stay tuned for more and please feel free to drop your questions, contributions and prayer points in the comment. #Charmant

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The Blog Revolution

For sometime, the Holy Spirit has been telling me to revive my blog for him. But I have been procrastinating it until today, I decided to take a major step of reinstalling wordpress.

As many times as I can, I will be sharing with you, important lessons I have learnt from my bible studies and please this is open to everyone, you are free to comment your questions, thoughts, opinions and testimonies about each post in the comment section and i will definitely reply to each.

By God’s grace, which is available, I will put up my first post tomorrow. I am excited about the wonderful time we will be having together with God’s word.

Thank you so much and watch out.

Ps: It will be really great if you reblog and share to others.

God bless.

#Charmant

The old woman

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She was old, could barely walk and was supported by her loved ones.
Her scarf was roughly tied and the neck line of her blouse fell off her frail shoulders, showing the pure wrinkles of her dark brown skin.
Her eyes were small and droopy but still held the dying light that once sparkled in them. Her cheeks had sunk into her chin and her jaw protruded.
She was scaringly beautiful.
In her own way she was different, she was unique and she was loved by her daughter who carried her grandchild.
Looking at this woman, I wondered how she looked when she was younger.
The games she loved playing as a child, the first time she learnt how to write, if she ever did learn.
The clothes she wore when she had the time to go shopping, the places she loved to go with her friends… the first time she met her husband.
The tears she shed and laughter she enjoyed.
The people she lost like her husband, those she gained like her daughter and grandson.
The decisions she had made both good and bad.
I wondered about what could be going through her mind. The pain she was feeling at her ankles that could not support her well.
Was she happy?
Did she want to live alittle more or does she want to greet the world good bye and meet her husband ?
One day, if God tarries, we would be that old woman sitting down and someone somewhere will watch us and pounder on these same thoughts.
Live life well.
We all would give account to God of how we lived out lives. Today, ask yourself this question?
How will the account of my life look like?
#Charmant

OLUWA: Latest Gospel Album

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It is a huge previlage, to bring to you the lastest gospel Album- Oluwa, which was released on the 6th of November 2016 by Minister Akerejola Dominion.

Minister Akerejola Dominion is a gospel artist, who is passionate about God and spreading the Gospel through music. He started his music career as a child in 1988, at the glory knowledge fellowship centre ilorin.

He began directing the choir in 2008 and has since directed RCCG kingdom life Lokoja, RCCG kogi province youth, RCF Osara Campus kogi, Unilorin RCF choir, DAKOP inter campus fellowship, Devoted accapella group Ilorin and currently, the RCCG Revelation sanctuary kaduna Choir.

His first album ‘With you’ was released in 2010 and had five special tracks of which Oluwa was one.
After six years, Akerejola Dominion is back with a new hit Album titled ‘Oluwa’.

Minister Akerejola Dominion is specialized in all kinds of classical, contemporary and traditional music, his major strengths are in music directing and voice coaching. He is married to a beautiful wife and they are blessed with two beautiful girls.

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Oluwa, which means ‘our God’ is a wonderful album consisting of four (4) powerful, spirit inspired tracks as follows:

1) Let’s go :  A powerful praise session that will get you dancing and rejoicing.

2) Ema sona: A soulful song which means be alert, be ready and watch.

3) Oluwa : A remix of Oluwa, originally composed in April 24th 2010 and featured in his first Album.

4) Mohe: An upbeat song which means ‘i grabbed it’

What are you waiting for? Download the songs ASAP and be blessed.
Just click on the download link below.

1) Let’s go (praise part one)
2) Let’s go (praise part two)
3) Ema Sona
4) Oluwa
5) Mohe

If you were blessed by the songs and you want to contact the artist
You can send an email: shegunakerejola@yahoo.com

Or call 08185483522 or 08036458379 or 0809008900

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#Charmant

The perfect love life.

We are created for one purpose and it is to love God.”Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind for this is the greatest commandment” Matthew  22:37-38.

 How can you love God? how can you Please him and serve him?  How can we do all these things?  How can we show the world how much we love   God?  

We can do that, through the way we care and help others, the way we tell about God to others, the way we carry out our job, academics, tasks, the way we talk to and treat people, the way you live your life because people don’t read bibles anymore they simply read you. 

Is your life a tapestry of God’s word? Are his scriptures interwoven into your everyday activities? Will people miss you and think about you when you are gone, the way the world still talks about Jesus ? Matthew 28:16-17- The same instruction that was given to Jesus was given to us but are we leaving behind the same legacy Christ left? That is how we show the world God, and how much we love him.

I read a book “A voice in the wind by francine Rivers” and the character, Hadassah said something that struck me. She said “unless we have something worth dying for, we have nothing worth living for. What can you die for?  That is the same thing you can live for. Why are you living for God if you cannot die for him? If you cannot go out of your way to help another, if you cannot serve someone by telling them about God then what are you living for? 

“Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God–this is your true and proper worship.” Romans 12 :1

God wants a living sacrifice, Not a dead one. That you might please him by your living and not by condemning yourself to self righteousness  or a boring lazy life in the name of Christianity. He wants Christians that will make marks in the world for him, he wants you to be wealthy that you might provide for others in his name.  He wants you as governors, rulers and leaders that you may lead people into his kingdom. “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:16.

Let the intensity of God in your works shine so Bright before others that they may see and draw near to God. 

That is the way to show God how much you love him. A perfect love life!

Do you love God? 

by Unini Mosimabale. 

Romance books…No good ?

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I should stop reading romance books.

No good come out of them.

They are like cheap high that blurs my thoughts for a while, till it fades away and I am left looking for my next fix.

I really should stop reading them!

Because I fall in love with the characters so much so that I feel they are real, somewhere in the world. Not even the label ‘fiction’ can break me from my assumptions.

Romance books,  they are no good to me at all. 

I think it makes me feel more lonely than before I started.

I think it makes my imagination run too wild and I expect too much from people.

So many reasons why I shouldn’t be reading romance.

But for one reason, one that overules the many others and breaks the balance- I believe in love and fary tale. Because I know all about the first love and farytale story. The one about a perfect God who laid down his life for a sinful nation- you and me, even before we knew of him. Even before I loved him, he loved me. 

So yes! Love and fairytale exist and I am bent on finding mine. 
#Charmant