The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction. Proverbs 1:7 For the Lord gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding Proverbs 2:6 Declare this I have an unction from the Holy One, I know all thingsI declare and decree that the fear of the LORD is […]Declaration of Victory Day 18
“So you will find favour and good repute in the sight of God and man.” Proverbs 3:4“A good man will obtain favour from the Lord, But He will condemn a man who devises evil.” Proverbs 12:2 Declare these:My life is a fountain of favour and grace.I enjoy grace for divine interventions every day.I attract divine […]Declaration of Victory Day 11
“Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it you can never get it back.”
If you are asked to write the summary of your experiences do far in year 2020, what will you write? Hmm, I do not mean to put you on the spot, but you, my friend needs to relax and reflect. With just a few weeks for the year to end, I think it’s a good time to have deep reflections on our expectations and experiences so far.
My poetic summary of 2020
A year that charged me
to have authentic audacity.
A journey that challenged me
to maximise grace and creativity.
A season that charmed me
to see the advantage of adversity.
An adventure that changed me
to express a deep sense of humanity.
However, no matter how strange or stormy the journey of 2020 has been, it holds a lot of promise for those who know how to maximise the moment with focus and faith. I strongly believe that it’s a better time.
It’s a better time to smile,
let love and light tag along
It’s a better time to sing,
let the world hear your song.
It’s a better time to soar,
the top is where you belong.
It’s a better time to sail,
let the wind make you strong.
© Adeleke Adeite
Share an overview of your year far in the comment section. I look forward to reading great notes from you all.
Feel free to speak again
Speak the language of love and light
Tell despair and darkness to take flight
Declare victory over pressure and pain.
Feel free to ignite yourself
Bond with your body, soul and spirit.
Tell them you are too capable to quit
Herald the birth of your undaunted self.
Feel free to cruise with ease
Whisper to the wind and the waves
Tell them you have no place in caves
Explore the world with joy and peace.
Feel free to dream out loud
Seize the future with a receptive heart
Maximize the moment, it’s a work of art
Use your smidgens to make God proud.
Feel free to fly again
Speak to the forces of failure and fear
Tell them to cave in, the coast is clear
You’ve come too far to travail in vain.
© Adeleke Adeite
In a world of pressure and pain,
We need doses of healing and hope.
In a world of struggles and strain,
We need doses of courage to cope.
In a world of flame, fury and flood,
We need doses of rest and restoration.
In a world of bullets, bars and blood,
We need doses of and affection.
In a world of fears and frustration,
We need doses of hug and handshakes.
In a world of death and destruction,
We need doses affection and all it takes.
It is believed that hugs may not only have healing powers, but actually help protect against stress and negative emotions caused by interpersonal conflict.
When people continually commit to interpersonal touch such as hugs and handshakes, it oftentimes improve their sense of wellbeing and leads to healthy relationships.
Today, lend a hand of healing and hope to someone in distress. Save a soul, someone needs your touch to survive and thrive.
If you can’t use your hands, use your head, if you can’t use your head, use your heart, we all have what it takes to make the world a better place. Cognition, compassion and character count!
There are times we feel hurt, hopeless and helpless. Life throws bricks at us to break our hearts and fight our faith.
In stormy seasons like this, our strength and skills seem worthless. We tend to believe that it’s either prayers are not working or God is not listening.
I have been through such situations in recent times, I was tempted to ask, “where is God?” I stopped breathing for days. I couldn’t feel myself, God seems so distant, I drowned in feelings of defeat, disappointments, denial and delay that I was dealing with.
In stretching my faith, I prayed, praised, worshipped, cried and pleaded but things appeared to get more out of my control. In all of these, a still small voice kept on telling me that I was not buried to die but ‘buried to bloom‘.
I began to ruminate of the lives of Bible characters such as Joseph, David, Job, Esther and Jesus. These great characters faced tough situations that made it look like they were forgotten and forsaken, but God -the ever faithful One came through for them.
When you feel buried, broken or battered by the battles of life. When you feel stranded, stuck and surrounded by the storm of life. Don’t feel dismayed or despondent, God may be using the storm to strengthen you. He sometimes uses battles to build, bless and beautify our lives.
Dear broken heart, I may not know what you are going through but I know that tough times are temporary seasons that come with a lesson and a blessing. Here are some ways to hold on and stay strong in the storm.
- Find support from genuine and godly friends and family.
- Study God’s word, study plans on ‘hope’ would help.
- Pray even when you don’t feel like, ask friend a to join you in prayers.
- Listen to songs and sermons that will stir up your faith
- Discard depressing thoughts and materials.
- Take a break from social media (platforms) or anything that may fuel frustration.
- Talk to Godand talk to people who can help.
- Listen and be on the look out, God is with you and He is whispering words of faith to you.
Feel free to say these poetic prayers.
Help me to see your hand
when life’s flame floods my eyes.
Help me to daily understand
that You are wonderful and wise.
Help me to walk in wisdom
to know what’s perfect to do.
Help me to flow in freedom
to lead a life that’s true.
Let me not turn to sin for relief
no matter how tough life gets.
Save me from gloom and grief
no matter how sorrow besets.
Help me to know that I am
not buried in darkness to die.
Help to know that I am
favoured, fortified and free to fly.
Finally, here is an admonition to everyone going through troubles. “For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever!” 2 Corinthians 4:17
© Adeleke Adeite 2020
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