Welcome August

Welcome to August Beloved, it’s such a great joy to see the eight month of this peculiar year… Yes! It’s a peculiar year, God has been so Faithful and we shouldn’t take it for granted, hence, GRATITUDE.

I encourage you to let your gratitude be much more this season,Why? You may ask, It’s because we have so much to be grateful to God for, it could have been worse you know… In it all His Love remains steadfast

I pray that as you make gratitude your default mode this season, may the Lord make you plenteous in all things that pertains to life. The favour of God shall abound towards you in good measure and you will move forward physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually and financially.

The Lord will call you out of need and extreme lack to a place of abundance. He will break up your fallow ground and settle you on the green side of life. Every dry seed in your hand will receive the power to perform and blossom. Trouble and affliction of any kind shall not break forth from the gate of your dwelling. The covenant of peace and well being shall find perfect and full expression in your tabernacle.

You will experience the extra ordinary on ordinary days of this month, God will bring you face to face with destiny changing events that will mark out your life for good. The greater one in you will strengthen the walls over your substance and treasures. You will be blessed in the basket, in the store and in the fruits of your body. This month, you will no longer wonder in circles. The Lord will make everything green and beautiful around you and out of you shall flow rivers of joy and great peace.

Do enjoy this Beautiful Month filled with Laughter and Rejoicing…

I celebrate you. Enjoy God…

OUT WITH THE OLD

Release the old that You are holding on to!
Let go of the past failures, disappointment, hurts, pain and much more… Embrace the fresh new beginning that God is making for you today because GOD’s mercies are new everyday!

*I declare OUT with the OLD and IN with the NEW in your life in the name of JESUS CHRIST Amen!*

Blessed Morning to you and do have a marvelous Week.
Enjoy God.☘️☘️☘️

© *Elizabeth Olaniyi-Ola*img_20200713_013155_549

FRESH BEGINNING

FRESH BEGINNING…

This is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice & be glad in it. Psalm 118:24

This Bible passage got me thinking about a couple of things. Especially because sometimes in a gathering you hear “Father we thank you for the gift of another new day we haven’t seen before… ”

FIRST, each day is a new opportunity and a fresh beginning to do what we didn’t or couldn’t do yesterday, although it could be filled with things we cannot anticipate or didn’t even prepare for. Therefore, it’s important that we recognize our limitations and lean heavily on God intentionally and deliberately choosing to live in His grace & strength rather than relying on our own resources alone.

The SECOND thing that occurred to me is that the newness of each day is a gift worth celebrating. Perhaps this was what prompted the psalmist to declare, “This is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it”

Of course, we face many unknowns and some could be difficult and overwhelming. But the treasure of each brand-new day is so special that Moses was led to write, “Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom” in Psalms 90:12…
Every new day is a precious gift and opportunity of a fresh start.

May we thankfully embrace each day with confident, trust and humble celebration in Jesus Christ name Amen.

THIRDLY, Each new day gives us a fresh beginning and new reasons to Praise our GOD.
As we wake up each day, let us remember that Life is a gift and it is important we make good use of the gift God has given us… Give thanks to God and then make each day count.. God bless us all…
IT’S A FRESH BEGINNING. ENJOY GOD.

©️Elizabeth Olaniyi-Ola

Five Common Rehearsal Killers

Worthily Magnify

1I am a big believer in short, effective, enjoyable rehearsals. They should be short because you want to honor your volunteers’ time. They should be effective so that you actually accomplish something. And they should be enjoyable so that your musicians (and tech crew) look forward to them and want to come back.

In my experience, there are some common mistakes I’ve made, that I suspect other worship leaders make as well, that kill rehearsals. here they are:

1. Rehearse every song in full
There are certain songs your musicians know well enough to play in their sleep. If you’re confident in their confidence, you are well within your rights to say “do we all know this song? Yes? OK, great. Let’s skip it.” They will thank you, and you will have just saved five minutes.

2. Get bogged down in the mud of opinions
You want to make sure…

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THANKS-GIVING

Welcome to the Month of April Beloved… We have so much to be grateful to God for each and every day. But the reality is that sometimes there are constant life demands, challenges, struggles, and worries that seems to cloud our minds and this give more room to defeat than to a heart of thanksgiving.

SUFFICIENCY

Welcome to the Month of March. This month, the Lord gave us His word: to make Manifest His Sufficiency.

As Christians, we are always in need of grace – to enable us to live to the praise and glory of God.
In our lives, God wants us to enjoy sufficient grace for ceaseless favour with man.
The Scripture says “Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God,
II Corinthians 3:5 NKJV

God’s grace is sufficient for every moment of every day even in our weaknesses in 2Corinthians 12:9a it says “And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.”

God’s grace is for each moment of today, even in need, His sufficient Grace is available and sufficient not only to enable us get through difficult situations but to do so triumphantly!

This grace is ours for the taking. When we receive His grace He says, “Come back again when you need some more!”.

The Grace needed for our lives’ journey at every phase is in HIM, All this giving does not impoverish Him in any way, for He is our Sufficiency.

May we enjoy His sufficient grace in this month and beyond and may God’s sufficient Grace lead us into fulfilling our glorious destiny in Jesus Christ name.

Do enjoy God’s Abounding Grace.

My prayer for you today

Today, by the great mercy of God, He will listen to your cry and give you testimonies in Jesus name.
Psalms 102 verse 13 says: “You will arise and have mercy on Zion; for the time to favour her, Yes, the set time, has come.
This merciful day like every other, God will arise and show you mercy, for it is time for you to experience His favour in the name of Jesus.
Your hope and trust in God to favour you and to bring good tidings of joy into your life will never be dashed in Jesus name.
May the favour of the Lord Jesus be evident in your life everywhere you go and everywhere you step your foot on testifying to His goodness in the name of Jesus🙏

Today, your joy is multiplying, and you shall receive unlimited favour of God in Jesus Name.
Whatever way you have sinned against and disobeyed His word and instructions, He will show you mercy according to His loving kindness and forgive your sins according to His mercy that endures forever in Jesus name.
May the mercy and favour of God abide with you, in your family life, in your studies, in your business and ministry, in Jesus name🙏

Go and shine! It is your day of great mercy. Enjoy God’s mercy.

Thanksgiving Mode

Welcome to December of *THANKSGIVING* you will agree with me that our God is deserving of all praises and thanksgiving. It’s the last month in 2018.
I asked a sister yesterday that “when did we enter 2018? And here we are in the12th month of the year. It was as if the year rolled by so fast.
Sincerely if we start singing, shouting for joy, screaming in excitement, expressing ourselves in thanksgiving and praise, it cannot be enough to quantify God’s goodness we daily enjoy.
The Bible says ” *What is man that You are mindful of him, And the son of man that You visit him?
Psalms 8:4 NKJV
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The New English Translation (NET) says ” *Of what importance is the human race, that you should notice them? Of what importance is mankind, that you should pay attention to them,
Psalms 8:4 NET*

He’s so mindful of us, We are so important to Him (am so excited about that) He’s so taken to us that He would never leave to us to ourselves.
HE DESERVE ALL THE GLORY. HALLELUJAH!

We have many reasons to give God thanks. The life He gave us, the breath in our nostrils, the daily benefits He daily loads us with, our families, businesses, homes, ministry and all.
I urge us all to be deliberate in offering our heartfelt thanksgiving to God.

Perhaps you are reading this and you think you do not have any reason to thank and praise God. Life must have dealt a hard blow on you. The Bible says “What if the Lord had not been on our side? Let all Israel repeat: What if the Lord had not been on our side when people attacked us? They would have swallowed us alive in their burning anger. The waters would have engulfed us; a torrent would have overwhelmed us. Yes, the raging waters of their fury would have overwhelmed our very lives. Praise the Lord , who did not let their teeth tear us apart! We escaped like a bird from a hunter’s trap. The trap is broken, and we are free! Our help is from the Lord , who made heaven and earth.
Psalms 124:1‭-‬8 NLT”
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Yes life dealt a hard blow on you but God didn’t allow it to kill you. Yes you were down and out but God is the reason you got back up and you are not looking like what you’ve been through.
Others out there didn’t pass through an inch of what you went through but they not alive or they committed suicide are gone others who are even alive are either insane or are a walking corpse.
Remember only the living can praise God. A living Dog is better than a dead lion,
God is not done with you yet, what looks like an end is not actually an end but a bend. There is light at the end of the tunnel, His thoughts for you are good, to give you an expected end.

So rise up, get your praise on, count your many blessings, name them one by one, and you will be amazed at his loving kindness and tender mercies you have enjoyed.
The Psalmist says
“You can pass through his open gates with the password of praise. Come right into his presence with thanksgiving. Come bring your thank offering to him and affectionately bless his beautiful name!
Psalms 100:4 TPT”

Throughout this Month and even beyond, let’s enter into God’s presence with our password of praise, bringing thanksgiving to Him.

And i believe that as we are deliberate about this. He will come dwell on our praise.

No rock shall cry out in our place In Jesus Christ name Amen.

Let’s have a Beautiful Thanksgiving December.

*PERMIT ME TO BE THE FIRST TO WISH YOU A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR IN ADVANCE.
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We shall live to see the end of 2018 and beyond in Jesus Christ name Amen

Give God Attention

Hi, glad to have you here and thanks for dropping by.

Let’s take a look at this passage of the Bible: 👇👇👇

But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
Matthew 6:33 NKJV

In our everyday life, so many things charge at us for attention, our phones, timeout with friends and family, laptops, Television, house chores to be done, school assignments, church activities, these and many more scream out for us to give it some attention. And before we know it, we are swept away by the busyness of life.

These and many more fight for our worship time with God, and in those moments it will be easy to put God on the back burner and get back to Him when we have some extra time to spare.

But we have to make sure we don’t let that happen. We can’t reduce God to a hobby, or an afterthought, something we just do and pay attention to on our spare time.

We need to keep Him in the forefront of everything we do.
He needs to remain at the very center of our vision. Everything else should hinge on and flow out of HIM being first in our lives.

Seeking to know God and His ways, that is, putting Him as topmost priority should be our driving force because in it lies everything we ever need.

Our heart should continuously pant after God and His ways.

It’s only normal to give priority to what’s topmost in our lives, hence this question. Do you prioritize God over and above everything else? SELAH! You are what you give attention to par-time.

I encourage us to give God His rightful place and in doing so, He will direct, lead us, guide us and cause us to always be at the centre of His will.

May the Lord God help us that even in our day to day activities we will give Him His Place and His Space.

Worship….. The Way to Live

Thank you for dropping by and I trust that this will Bless you tremendously.

As a Worshipper of the Most High God, I want to share with us that our Worship is our lifestyle, it is what we do daily, it is in loving God and others, it’s also obeying His words and trusting Him in all things.

The Bible says:

Since we are receiving a Kingdom that is unshakable, let us be thankful and please God by worshiping him with holy fear and awe.
Hebrews 12:28 NLT

And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifices the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him.
Romans 12:1 NLT

Worshiping God in your everyday life could look like being friends with that Child at school everyone else makes fun of because you know God loves that Child just as much as He loves anyone else.

Worshiping God in our everyday life could look like setting an example for your Children and Siblings because you want to lead them in how you know God desires for you all to live.

The reality is, worshiping God and putting Him first will look different for each and every person. You need to spend time with God, pray to Him, and ask Him to show you what your life’s worship should look like. Pay attention to His leadings and promptings in your life, and respond to them.

Learn to prioritize your life and put Him first. Think about Him often. Pay attention to the things God is doing in your life, and get excited about them and share that excitement with others!