Tuesday, October 16, 2007

What you call them they will become

This picture was taken 20yrs ago. Funny enough i still look the same except for the hair. I am not into didi* anymore :)

I look back at the events that had transpired in the last 356 days and all I can say is THANK YOU LORD.

There were days I cried like there is tomorrow. Days I laughed and I ask you why you Love me so much. The days I was too ashamed to come into your presence, because I thought my sins separated me from you. Those days I ask you stupid questions. Days I asked you to renew the right spirit within me. Daft days I get angry at you for not keeping your promises. Fulfilled days I realized that I have not received your promises because I am ill-equipped for them. Countless days of my foolishness. Constant days of your loving and kindness.

Father, I don’t say this enough, but I Love you so much. I thank you for giving me the privilege of being your child. Because of your favor, I get the favor of men. I thank you for your mercies which are abundant in my life. Not only do you keep me safe, you also get me out of punishments I truly deserved.

Every year, a month before my birthday, I go into this “reflecting on my life” mode. I try to weigh the growth and stagnant places in my life, spiritually, physically, economically and socially. This year is no different. I went into my reflective mode, but with the WRONG attitude.

Originally, I got the attitude “this birthday is going to be different" because the things I thank God for last year now had a BUT or FULL STOP somewhere. That thought started the escalation of frivolous emotions…

Then I stumbled on Jeremiah 17vs 7 “7 Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is. 8 For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit”.

I got on my knees and began to pray for forgiveness. The “God in Heaven who reveals secrets “(Daniel 2:28) has revealed to me that I need to be steadfast in spirit. I need to trust him.

All my reflecting should only be spiritual. Because when we are in good fellowship and intimacy with God, it is generally difficult for Satan to attack us in our spirit. Attacking our bodies is an entirely different topic, but Proverbs 18:14 (The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?) does show that if our spirit is in good condition, especially if our relationship wand fellowship with God is good, we can sustain through even physical/ emotional infirmity.

If I take on the attitude of not having a Good birthday, it will be so because I thougt and willed it. The battle starts from the mind. By establishing defeat in our minds, Satan can render us ineffective with minimal effort because that condition will dictate us, fueling off our own efforts!

For example, a baby circus elephant may originally need to be restrained by a chain around its foot. It will strain and strain against its bonds but after a while it knows that it is impossible to break free, so it eventually gives up. When the elephant is older, all that is needed to keep it from running away is a small rope. The adult elephant is very capable of breaking its bond now, but because it has been conditioned with the impossibility of breaking free for so long in its mind, it's given up without trying!

Things become what you call them. I call my birthday HAPPY and blessed.

Henceforth, I will start calling unspeakable Joy, everlasting happiness, heart full of praise and all the good things that the lord has willed in my life.

My life will become what I call it. And I call it a God Shaped Life.
Happy Birthday Allied. This year is just the beginning of uncommon favor in your life

I stayed up all night preparing u guys these delicious food

Nigerian food is a must

I also love Indian Food

Get something to drink


Rinsola said...

Yessssss. I'm first. HAPPY BIRTHDAY luv. Wish you many more fruitful, funfilled, and fufilled years ahead. May Gods' love be your story, His favour shall be your testimony, and His face shall you never stop seeking. All that concernes you He shall bring to fufillment. Don't finish the rice o. Accept my hugful hugs. Hvae fun missy

DiAmOnD hawk said...

girl im coming over with an appetite...
Allied you are truly special... May God grant you all the desires of your heart according to His Will and may he Favor you in a special way...
have a fun day... hope each moment gives you something to delight in...

Cherub (former Bijouxoxo) said...

Iro buruku (lol). U stayed up all night to prepare that and even the Indian food. Indeed! *Shakes head and rolls eyes* Happy B'day Allied. God bless u yanfu yanfu. He'll perfect all that concerns you-Amen. hAVE FUN MADAM

Kafo said...

dang it
i'm not first


today is also my sis's b-day also
i wonder if y'all are twins???

i wish you all the best and

may this next year of your life be better than the last.

may all the scrumptious food not make you gain weight

may all your thoughts become words that illuminate our wonderful God.


Believer said...

Happy birthday Allied. I just thank God for your life and the depth you have reached in Him and His word. I am always so so amazed at how intuitive you are and how you always have a scripture for every occassion. May His direction and guidance lead you always as He takes you step by step on this incredible journey of life. Remain blessed and highly favoured.
N.B This food na wa o...

30+ said...




Allied said...

Thank you everyone for your wishes. I felt the love in blogsville.

@ Rinsola - Amen, Amen and Amen. I claim every sentence in your prayer. His Love will be my story. Dear, I have not gotten that email you promised to send.

@ Diamond - Amen. Each moment did give me something to delight in. I just marveled at the love i received. I am still high

@ Cherub - Ha, you this girl you are stalking me on blogsville. How do u know i did not cook all that food? I even used firewood sef. (LOL). But i really appreciate you girl. Ok, i will let bygones be bygones. You will be invited to another gate crashing shower.

@ Kafo - Maybe i am your sister (wink, wink). I want to gain a little weight oooo... My mom seems to think if i gain something, men will suddenly become bees; buzzing left and right.

@ Believer - My sis, i really miss your blog oh. Please come out of hibernation soon, i need you in blogsville. Thank you for your constant prayers and for checking on me.

@ 30+ - You are never late. Ha, the jollof rice is gone; you know that is only what our people eat. The fried rice didn’t make it also, it went bad at 9pm. Shey you like Indian food? cause no one touch that? (LOL)

Chichi from TERC said...

granted it's a day late, but I pray God's blessings on your life. May this be the beginning of the best days of your life!

Jaycee said...

awwwwwwww.....hope u enjoyed ur birthday to the TEE. May God continue to INCREASE you both physically (with riches) and spiritually in the mighty Name of Jesus. From this point forward I pray every stagnant area in your life will begin to grow and you will really look at your life and see growth all around. Allied, you have GREAT destiny...

darkelcee said...

Happy Birthday to You! Well wishing you all the very best this new year and i pray that God will Surprise you beyond your expectations too in Jesus name.

Abeg i no want e-jollof rice again i want REAL one so despatch thru DHL now!

Thanks for peeking at my Blog!


yayi said...

Happy bithday girl. Many happy returns of the special day. May God continue to bless and keep you always. His favour shall be with you every step you take.
Meeeeeeeen...how far with the indian food??? hope am not too late??

Afrobabe said...

Happy birthday love...wishing you all the best life has to offer.

Now item 7...did I hear you say nigerian food? Abeg where is the pounded yam???

First mummy forgot to put pounded yam on the agenda now you.

Dont you all know there is a benue girl in the house?

acainto said...

Here's hoping you had a great birthday. I hope you feel more of God's love and get to know Him better as a Father this year. All the best!

~Mimi~ said...

awwwwwwwwwwww happy belated birthday hunie!!!!!!!

Allied said...

Thank you Chichi, Jaycee, Darkelcee, Yayi, Afrobabe, Acainto and mimi. Amen to your prayers. I feel so blessed. Why wont i be happy with prayers like urs, combined with mine and my parents? My life is sure to be full of blessings. Thank you again.

Aijay said...

Oh dear, I'm so sorry I missed your birthday. Hope you had a fab day. Happy bday in arears. Better late than never right.
I also love Indian food. That looks delish...

The Life of a Stranger called me said...

I'm sorry I couldn't make it to your birthday, but better late than Never. Inspiring words as ever.. was going to let my slip by without noticing, but when the time comes I will..

so here is countless blessings that the Lord will bring your way, and the opendoors that no man can shut. I trust that the Great things the Lord has started in your life He will bring to an expected end.

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Afrobabe said...

mennnnnn I am feeling all that rice right now oh...dont even ask me what I am doing all the way down here...lol

rethots said...

Hmmm, did you put a birthday post this year?

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