Thursday 21 March 2013

What Is Your Name?

Greetings everyone!

How is everyone doing?! I trust we all are very fine by the special grace of God. I know I have some award questions to answer... Don't worry... will get to it soonest.

I know, I know... Priscy always skips questions, right?... But this time around, am so going to answer. Trust me. Thanks to you all who deemed me deserving enough for a nomination. I appreciate!

I was going through my church notes the other day, and I came across this message about how important names are, and how people will respond to you the way you see and carry yourself.

What is your name? which name, title or designation do you respond to? Jabez prayed and asked God to deliver him from experiences that the circumstances of his birth (which brought about the name his mother called him) and God did, by turning around his circumstances from sorrowful to beautiful. The tag you accept is the label you wear. People may call you, weak, poor, foolish, helpless, Mr/Miss nobody, thick head... but what do you call yourself

Why won't you begin to replace some names you've been tagged? Instead of weak, say you are STRONG 'cause the bible says "let the weak say I am strong" (Joel 3:10). By His strips we are healed (Isaiah 53:5-6). Instead of ‘poor’, say you’re RICH 'cause "Though He was rich, for our sakes He became poor, that through Him and by His poverty, we might be rich" (2Cor 8:9) Instead of ‘foolish’, declare that you’re WISE, because you fear God (Prov 9:10). 

The way you make your bed is the way you lie on it. So please, refuse man’s tag and accept God’s label. Recognise who you are, and whose you are. I have made up my mind, that it is what God has said about me, and what He has purchased for me through Christ, that will count in and over my life, not what people say to me and about me.

In Christ Jesus, we are BLESSED and not cursed, REDEEMED and not condemned, ACCEPTED and not rejected, CELEBRATED and not tolerated and above all, we are LOVED by the Master of the universe! 

Now tell me... WHAT’S YOUR NAME?

Peace...I'm out

Monday 11 March 2013

To Be or Not To Be... The Future of Our Values

Hello everyone, 

I trust we all doing awesome by the abundant Grace of the most high God. My weekend was quiet and restful and I trust yours was good too.

I have some things bothering me that I want to get off my chest. Recently, RLG (a communications company here in Ghana) invited American R&B singer Chris Brown for a concert and the kinda things that went on during the show has given rise to this small piece of writing...

This singer whom the RLG paid a huge sum of cash to bring to our shores, quizzed the over a thousand crowd during his performance of how many of them smoked wee? After that question, the singer said “If anybody's tripping on y'all smoking wee, f**k them.” He then went ahead to bring out a neatly rolled stick of marijuana (wee, ganja, or "igbo" as my naija friends call it), and "puffed" it right before the glaring eyes of the security and the crowd which was a mixture of adults, minors and little kids.

As if that wasn't enough insult, producers of the show came out to say that, Chris didn't smoke as purported but rather an e-cigaret. imagine!  

These are my concerns: Is it that we (Africans) don't appreciate the talents we have among us as much as we ought, that we are even making them wish that they were the ones who we are willing to give up an arm and a leg to go and watch? Instead of spending so much to bring foreign artists into the country, won't it better to invest that money in the local artist in order to boost our local entertainment industry, especially considering the fact that these guys (the local entertainers), no matter how controversial they get, will always seek recourse to the values and mentality of our society? Me, I like my country and the values we have as a people. Most importantly, it's important to me what my kids watch and what information they are imbibing all in the name of entertainment. 

Like seriously, Africa has got some of the finest artists in the world, but we Africans, have little or no regard for them. Lets get talking... Do you think if any local artist did what Chris Brown did on a Ghanaian stage, that artist would be allowed to go scot-free without some questions from the security agencies? I was so happy to hear that Jimmy Cliff tried smoking wee in Nigeria a long time ago and was picked up for it, without considering that he was one of the mega world stars of that time. Can that happen in Nigeria again or have we lost everything?

Have a wonderful week and may God guide us in everything we do. Amen!

Peace... I'm out!

Friday 1 March 2013

Happy New Month!!!

*singing* Your Grace and Mercy brought us through... We're living this moment because of You... We want to thank You and praise You too.. 'Cause Your Grace and Mercy has brought us through... Yea, I woke up this morning singing this song with so much thanksgiving in my heart.

God has been very faithful to you and I. For us to see the beginning of a  new month means we will see the end of it and enter into another and another and another... That is what our God does, seeing His children through the storm, through the fire and through the rain.

In this month, do what you have set out to do and make sure it pleases He that has given you the opportunity and the blessing to be part of this time in history... Dare to be different... Dare to reach higher... Dare to dream big dreams and be a prayerful person too. It is well people, and things can only get better! Have an awesome March!!!

Peace...I'm out!