Sunday, December 9, 2007
Before i start here are the rules
1) Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog2) Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself3) Tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs4) Let each person know that they've been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog
Those that have been tagged will know at the end, so keep reading :)
1. I DON'T FORGET FACES,Date of Birth, and Numbers:
Provided you've had a conversation with me, i can't forget your face and what you looked like the moment i saw you, i would remind you about what you wore the first time i met you and possibly what you said. If you've ever mentioned your birth date to me, then it's stuck in my memory. If i've ever dialed your number thrice, saved it on my phone or written it out, be rest assured i know your number already.
2. I LOVE DRIVING ALONE:
I would offer to give you a ride, but be rest assured that you may not enjoy the silence with me. Whenever i'm driving, i'm somewhere else enitrely. I'm quite aware of the stops signs and traffic lights, but i just want to be alone in my car. I love those alone times (PRICELESS is the ticket that takes me where those moments take me to when i'm driving).
3. STINGY PEOPLE and I:
No joke, i don't mix with stingy people. We don't fight, we don't have any form of misunderstanding and we JUST DON'T MIX. Somehow, someway we just mysteriously cross paths, loose touch and sight.
4. MY NAME:
Anywhere i go, and any oppurtunity i get, provided i have a pen with me, i would always write my name. Even on the tables, during church services, when on the phone and during interviews.
5. My NOTEBOOKS :
All the notebooks i ever used while in school is still in existence. I don't pass my notes to people, and i don't throw them away 'cos i'm always on the go with writing. I write a whole lot, but i prefer doing it on paper and pen.
6.I'M A SERIOUSLY RECOVERING ADDICT :
From what? you guess what?
7. I'm uniquely weird.
i'm tagging believer, Ebony, 9jaopeke, Nyemoni, Babawilly, omosewa and Isi
To my #6 weirdness....................I'm a recovering garrium sulphate addict
So what would be your action in this case:
Picture yourself outside playing with a baby, with just a towel covering you. As you threw the baby up, your towel loosened. Which would you grab first, your towel or the baby?
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
I don't know if some of you have ever been in situations in your life where you just forget about your worries and focus on who God has been to you so far. That happened to me again this evening. I was driving home from the library with a friend and all of a sudden, i don't know what happened and how it happened, but it felt like i was zoomed out of my worried state to a state of peace. I found myself thanking God mainly for His love and i started declaring and reaffirming Gods' words concerning my life, as in i went from being in a worried state to a calm state, and all i could focus on was His love for me. (I just had to shar this with us)
I hope one of you who stops by, would pause for a minute and remind yourselves and encourage yourselves that He has allowed and disallowed all things in your life all 'cos of HIS UNDYING and SELFLESS love for your best interest. (I know it could be difficult to see it like that atimes, but just hold on to His word that says "I will NEVER leave you nor forsake you"Hebrews 13vs 5 & 6).
It wasn't about how He called me, but what He called me
It wasn't about the gaze in His eyes, but how i felt when He gazed upon me
It wasn't about His anger, but the ache i believe He has on His face when i hurt
It wasn't about His spoken words to me, but how He spoke them to me
It wasn't about how i feel He smiled at me, but how the thought of His smile makes me feel
It wasn't about how His words sang to me, but how His words sang of me
It wasn't about how He cared for me, but how His care showed me of His love for me
It wasn't about His guiding my steps, but how He picked me up when i stumbled
It wasn't about His heart, but how His heart never stops beating for me
It wasn't about His assuring words, but what assurance i have knowing i have Him
It's really not about Him, but His love, how He loves me, and how He's teaching me about His love......
This love......... His love...... would stand the test of all times and would NEVER FAIL.
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Join me in the Thankfulness Chain....if you've been tagged, please complete the tag on the assigned day example... if you're tagged for November 21... that is day 21 and you should title your post 30 Days of Thankfulness - Day 21 provide a link to the person that tagged you previously Also provide a link to the two people that you're tagging for the next day so we can all follow the chain... Do let them know they're being tagged.. why they're being tagged, and how to grow the chain if you're unable to do the tag on your assigned day... still choose the day to reflect the date you do it (if you're choosing not to back date it) ...example... if you're tagged for November 25 but dont get to do it till November 27... and you're not back dating.. it's okay to do it as Day 27 you can post these rules or something to this effect to help it along...................................................................................
I sat down and thought about what i'm thankful for and i started typing, but there seemed to be no end to it, but i got a summary of it all, and it was all about what I as a person, Your daughter is thankful to You for:
Dad, I'm so thankful for all that is me, and that includes "You".
I'm thankful to You 'cos there were many times i thought to myself "It could have been me" positively or negatively. But You knew why it wasn't me.
I'm thankful to You 'cos of the friends You've allowed my way
I'm thankful to You 'cos in my smallness Your greatness is exalted.
I'm thankful to You 'cos in searching for peoples' acceptance without assurance, You offered me Yours' with outstrectched arms.
I'm thankful to You 'cos in my shame, You became the lifter of my head.
I'm thankful to You 'cos anytime i feel like a nobody, i know You're the SOMEBODY i can run to.
I'm thankful to You 'cos thru my pain and struggles, You gave me a new song.
I'm thankful to You 'cos You counted me worthy of being mindful of.
I'm thankful to You 'cos You never gave up on me.
For my past and the message in it, i say Thank You
For my family and our journey as a whole, i say Thank You
For the breath of life and the gift of yet another second, i say Thank You
For my tears and my emotions, i say Thank You
For being the change in my generation, i say Thank You
For my strength and my existence as a woman, i say Thank You
For Your calling concerning my life and it's fulfillment, i say Thank You
For my future and its bountiful provisions, i say Thank You
For my future kids, the joy they'ld bring to us, i say Thank You
For wisdom bestowed as a parent and my motherhood skills, i say Thank You
For my future husband and the presence of You in him, i say Thank You
For the gift of Your love, grace, patience and tolerance in my marriage i say Thank You
For writing my love story, i say Thank You
For being a witness to this confession and bringing it to fufillment, i say THANK YOU!
Aren't You the God who even angels gasps at the wonder of Your holiness, or can't capture Your divine magnificence? Then who am i not to be thankful?
Dad, i'm so thankful for ALL that is me and all that includes You.
When i think 'bout all those ungrateful moments and attitude of mine, all i can honestly say is Dad, I'm SORRYFULLY THANKFUL to You and that includes ALL that is me.
I tag Disgodkid and Pstr. Emmanuel for Day 23 .
Happy Thanksgiving everyone, i hope you all stop for a second and think about why He deserves our thanks, not just today but always. And yes, i'm thankful to God for you (the reader) 'cos you're part of ALL that is me.
Have a great weekend ahead, and i should update soon on my PDL reading. Have a funfilled and fufilled end of the week.
Monday, November 12, 2007
Room Service (RS): "Morrin. Roon sirbees."
Guest (G): "Sorry, I thought I dialed room-service."
RS: "Rye..Roon sirbees..morrin! Jewish to oddor sunteen??"
G: "Uh..yes..I'd like some bacon and eggs."
RS: "Ow July den?"
RS: "Ow July den?...pryed, boyud, poochd?"
G : "Oh, the eggs! How do I like them?
Sorry, scrambled please."
RS: "Ow July dee baykem? Crease?"
G: "Crisp will be fine."
RS : "Hokay. An Sahn toes?"
> >> >G: "What?"
> >> >RS:"An toes. July Sahn toes?"
> >> >G: "I don't think so."
> >> >RS: "No? Judo wan sahn toes??"
> >> >G: "I feel really bad about this, but I don't know what 'judo wan sahntoes' means."
> >> >RS: "Toes! toes!...Why jew don juan toes? Ow bow Anglish moppin webodder?"
> >> >G: "English muffin!! I've got it! You were saying 'Toast' Fine. Yes, anEnglish muffin will be fine."
> >> >RS: "We bodder?"
> >> >G: "No...just put the bodder on the side."
> >> >RS: "Wad?"
> >> >G: "I mean butter...just put it on the side."
> >> >RS: "Copy?"
> >> >G: "Excuse me?"
> >> >RS: "Copy...tea.. .meel?"
> >> >G: "Yes. Coffee, please, and that's all."
> >> >RS: "One Minnie. Scramah egg, crease baykem, Anglish moppin we bodder on sigh and copy....rye? ?"
> >> >G: "Whatever you say."
> >> >RS: "Tenjewberrymuds"
> >> >G : "You're very welcome."
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
This happened in a Classroom in Warri.
Teacher: You Boy, spell plantain
Boy: Whish one? The ripe one abi the unripe one?
Teacher: Shuo !! What difference does it make? Just spell plantain! Abi you wan try me?
Boy: Shuo Teasha, no be fightooo! If you fry the ripe one na 'DODO', if you fry the unripe one na 'SHIPS', if you roast am, na 'BOLI' and if you soak am come dry am na 'KPEKERE' all of dem na plantain,so whish one you wan make I spell na?! Tok quick I wan waka.
Monday, October 29, 2007
So how’ve we all been doing, and how was our weekend? Well, mine went well, can’t complain. So I couldn’t post up week 3 of the PDL (Purpose Driven Life) last week, so here is it. Hope you all learn something from it like I did, or rather ponder upon it.
Week three was all about “Being formed for Gods’ family”. The author talked about baptism, love, belonging, sharing, cultivating, restoring and lastly protecting. All sure does make sense to me, but I decided to share a few with us, since I believe this is what we deal with or have dealt with one time or the other in our lives.
Love: 1st Corinthians 13vs13 “And now abideth faith, hope, love, these three, but the greatest of these is LOVE.” Chapter 13 sums it up saying if we have EVERYTHING, do ALL THE GOOD deeds, pull enough effects, move the mightiest or might mountains but don’t have love, then we are NOTHING!. This chapter went on to explain what LOVE really is, you should also try reading 1st John 4vs 7-21.
I just had to read it all over again, as in RINSOLA are you sure the love you have takes no account whatsoever of any wrong doing or hurtful deeds? As in, do I have the love God wants me to have? (Sorry there were no conversations here with Dad, all I did was search myself thoroughly and after every verse I would ask myself questions. I sure would talk it out with God, and I pray He has answers for me).
Restoring Broken Fellowship: 2nd Corinthians 5 vs. 18 “But all things are of God, who reconciled us to himself through Jesus Christ, and gave to us the ministry of reconciliation.” This from my understanding is being able to live in peace and make peace. What interested me in this chapter was the author noting that peacemaking is not avoiding conflict, peacemaking is not appeasement, not running away from a problem. He also went ahead to share the biblical steps in restoring fellowship, which included talking to God before talking to the person (which I’m guilty of sometimes), Always taking the initiative, Sympathize with their feelings, confess your part of the conflict, attack the problem, co-operate as much as possible and emphasize reconciliation not resolution. Restoring relationships could be tough, especially when the other party isn’t willing.
But fellow bloggers/readers: Quick question/discussion: Are we capable of genuine love? As in can we love genuinely without any BUT? And is love meant to be tested, as in when people say, love would stand the test of time. Finally what do you when you try restoring a broken friendship, knowing that you’re not at fault, but the other party is not even responding or picking your calls, and you’ve left uncountable messages?
Take care of yourselves and have a fun filled and fulfilled week ahead, and enjoy the last days of the month.
Monday, October 22, 2007
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Okay, so i'm still reading the purpose driven life, and i've been having some AHA moments. This past week started with 'Being planned for God's pleasure' Revelation 4 vs 11 "You created everything, and it if for your pleasure that they exist and were created" and ended with 'When God seems distant' Hebrews 13 vs 5 "For God has said, "I will never leave thee; nor forsake thee.' "
I was actually wondering what pleasure it was that God created us for, when i started this chapter, 'cos my thought of pleasure is known to be enjoying the good things of life and it's necessities. But again, i was reminded that God isn't wood, he has emotions and also feels things very deeply. Hebrews 4 vs 15 "For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin." The same way we derive pleasure from various things, is the same way God derives pleasure from us mainly worshiping Him, and the author went ahead to explain that ANYTHING we do that brings pleasure to God is an act of worship. To me that was an AHA moment, 'cos i always thought worship to be just praising and exalting God. (still shows i've got a whole lot to learn in this walk with Him).
Another important point that the author talked about was " More than anything, God wants a relationship with us", and he termed it the most astouding TRUTH in the universe. Trust Rinsola to always ask questions for clarification and a better understanding. Rinsola: Why is this relationship with us so important?
God: How did you feel when you started dating?
Rinsola: Must we go there and through that route?
God: No we dont have to, but i want you to understand something. So answer my question.
Rinsola: Okay i felt so good.
God: Is that all? C'mmon get serious?
Rinsola: Okay. I always wanted to share something with him, i always looked forward to our conversation, and i enjoyed telling him stuffs, i was never fake with him. I would tell him everything 'cos he cared and he was always there for me, and made me feel i could tell him anything at anytime. He didn't make me feel like i was bugging him.
God: Hmn......... the dilligence you give to man, you don't give to me, you know?
Rinsola: Me, or everyone on earth?
God: We're talking about you here.
Rinsola: ha!, is that true? But thats not fair, i thought you were just asking me a question? Are you judging me now?
God: That's the truth, but no i'm not judging you, well not yet, but i would someday. My point is do you think he feels great when you make him feel like you are all about him, and that he secures you?
Rinsola: Well, i think so. I know for a fact He always says thanks for talking to him, and he always wants to know w'sup with me.
God: So if he, who i created can say that and yearn for that attention and conversation with you, How much more ME!, who knows you have a whole lot more going on within you. When you get into relationships with that guy or girl, you centre your everything around him, you always think about him, you always think of what you can do to make him happy, you always want him to be the first to hear that good news you just recieved, you always want to do something out of the ordinary for him, you always want him to love you back just as you loved them, when someone or something hurts you, you want him to listen to you, to hold you and tell you everything would be alright, right? You never want him to leave you, right?
Rinsola: (Dumbfounded) and nodding my head.
God: Do you think they don't feel good that you attribute so much to them?
God: My dear thats what i yearn for with you. Is that asking for too much? Though i enjoy watching every detail of your life, but i yearn to be part of it also. I want to be part of your everything, i want you to call me your friend. You know i know everything, yet i derive pleasure in you wanting to eagerly share that great news with me, i want you to tell me how that boy makes you feel, i want you to express yourself to me, i want you to share your true feelings with me NO HOLDING BACK! i mean every single detail or thing. Even when you're upset with Me, i want you to tell Me, let Me know.
Rinsola: (murmuring), I know but, how about that aspect of me being upset with you, and all that every single details thing? Is it possible?
God: Rinsola, you seem to forget that I AM GOD! When you lost your job, tell me you weren't upset? when you cried that night you felt you lost the love of your life, do you think i didn't know you were upset with me? Imagine being upset with Me, saving you from more hurt and pain. But I didn't get mad at you for being upset with me, instead I felt your pain. Did you read that I didnt strike Jeremiah dead when he felt I tricked him? Did I slap David for claiming I forsook, or betrayed him? Did I shake my head at Job when he started to vent? When Jacob wrestled with me, did I push him away? I know exactly how you all feel, and i feel your pain also, but i want you to tell me just they way it is.
Rinsola: So are you saying even the nastiest of things that goes through my mind, even the thoughts of sex, since i'm not married yet?
God: Aderinsola? I am your creator, you can't hide even the darkest of secrets from me. I sure don't want you to dwell upon those thoughts, but i need you to tell me you need help with those thoughts. I am your ONLY strength, remember?
Rinsola: But Dad, someone once asked me how i am able to come to you even when i've messed up?
God: Remind them, the devil would constantly bring up your past and wrongs against you just to keep you away from me, and Never forget that your righteousness is as a filthy rag before me. So if you or anyone thinks righteousness is the key to my friendship NONE of you would be my friend.
Rinsola: Can i ask another question?
God: Smiles.......i've heard the question many times, but i'm all ears my dear.
Rinsola: smiling sheepishly........ So do you see people when they have sex?
God: I'm not blind my dear.
Rinsola: How about giving people their privacy?
God: Giving you your privacy, means taking my eyes off you, right?
God: And do you know what it means when i take my eyes off you?
Rinsola: Yes i do.
Truth is getting to the stage where i tell God everything was not attained in a day, week,month or a year. I'm still working on my relationship with God, as in, it's nowhere close to half of perfection and truth is, it's not easy but you all can get to that stage of closeness with Him. I feel special for many reasons, I'm not as obedient as Job, or as thankful as David, neither is my faith as Abrahams', but i'm so glad He stills looks at what i call my imperfection, and yet yearn to want a relationship with me.
Something Important that hit me in the book was also that:
"You will never grow a close relationship with God by just attending church once a week, or having a daily quiet time. Friendship with God is built by sharing ALL your life experiences with Him'............... Sure it is important to establish the habit of a daily devotional time with God, but he wants more than an appointment in your schedule. He want to be included in your every activity, every conversation, every problem, and even every thought."
Question to consider:
What can i do to remind myself to think about God and talk to Him more often throughout the day?
Take care everyone, and have a funfilled and fufilled week ahead.
Monday, October 8, 2007
I picked up A purpose driven Life last week, and prayed as i started reading it last monday and just on the second page, i stopped to ask myself this question "Haven't you read this book before?" Answer is: I have read it before, but it seemed like i've never heard about it. I decided to go with it as a chapter per day and ruminate on the point to ponder and question to consider, and boy i was encouraged, as much as i wanted to go on to the next chapter so bad, i just had to be full with what i had that day.
The beginning of the week started with "It's not about me butressed with Colossians 1v16 "For by Him, ALL things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers, ALL things were created through Him, and for Him". and the week ended with Romans 11 vs 36, making me understand that; It's all for Him "For of Him and through Him and to Him are ALL things, to whom be glory forever. Amen"
Day two redefined my every thought over again. I remember thinking back to the previous week and the happenings, and i was left with no choice than to Thank God over and over again. I was psyched up on why i HAVE to keep believing in God and that He's so much at work in my life. The quote for that day was a no joke to me, are you kidding? " GOD DOESNT PLAY DICE" as in, He's not looking at what probability it is when he rolls a dice as to how your future would/should be, or what chance it is if he throws a one or a two as to whom you'ld come to life through. (I'm thanking Him so much for Who He really is). The Bible says "You know me inside and out, You know every bone in my body; You know exactly how i was made, BIT by BIT, how i was SCULPTED from NOTHING into SOMETHING. You saw me before i was born and scheduled EACH DAY of my life before i began to breathe. Each day was recorded in your book!" Which to me also implies that EVERY millisecond/ minute/hour has been planned before those who would be born years to come would be born (Isn't He so amazing, yet incomprehensible? i bet thats part of what makes him God).
I started to ask myself that is that why the Bible requires that we give thanks to God at all times and in every situation? If yesterday didnt occur without it's happenings, i won't be in this situation where things are beginning to unravel in a unique dimension and at a crucial point, and i wouldn't have been divinely reassured last week (another days' testimony). I'm seeing this as a dominoes effect, but in the positive way. I've started to live and look at life diffrently again, EVERYTHING on earth happens 'cos God has written it to happen that way, NOTHING is by coincidence neither is anything an accident. (Ask for wisdom to really understand the whole concept).
I'm one person who does ask God a whole lotta questions, and even after reading day two i still asked Him questions.
Rinsola: So You said You had a reason why you made me come from this lineage? why i have this paticular feature? Why i'm here at this point of my life, right?
God: Yes, and what are you driving at?
Rinsola: I thought You said You know my every thought even before i speak, so why are you asking me what i'm driving at? You sure know that already.
God: You thought or you know that i know your every though?
Rinsola: Okay i know that you know, but why are you asking what point i'm driving at?
God: I know i won't be tired of telling you that I AM THE ALL KNOWING, yet i want to hear you speak. So whats your point woman?
Rinsola: You really make me laugh and wonder...
God: But thats basically my job and who I AM
Rinsola: Okay.....my point is i need to know the WHY's
God: Well, you'ld know the why's if you continue letting Me hold your hands and believe that I AM the Best to lead you through this journey.
Rinsola: Very well said, You won, always win, and always would. So here is my hand, but i prefer to be carried instead (winking).
God: Those times to be carried would come my dear, and I know how fast you'd run to Me to carry you. But the great thing is I am strong enough to carry you and everything that entails you.
Rinsola: Posy Posy Daddy
God: Thats my name.
At the end of the week, i concluded that "The world is all about Him, but He's all about us" Our every being is created by Him to bring glory to Him, and never forget that in every situation you may be in or are going through, no matter how small or how big, There's always a revelation in every situation.
I have so much to share with us from this book, but i encourage you to pick up a copy and study it through. But till then never forget that you're not by any chance a mistake and your life is sure no fluke of nature. You're such an important part of God's plan for planet earth and without you, the puzzle can't be completed. Have a great funfilled and fufilled week ahead everyone
Monday, September 17, 2007
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Isn't this so amazing? I'm really impressed with the whole performance, but Blair Underwoods' performance was WAOH!. And how do you love Denzel and Pauletta's version of "Songs of Solomon"? The overall 10:48mins performance would leave you speechless, how much more when u watch the whole video, and see Pastor Paul leading the cast..... Interesting. I ordered my copy already. Enjoy
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
The fruit tray
Something with salmon that i do not know what it is, but tatste great
I made it for the likes of Yankee naija babe
I needed to add g-nuts to complete it
Below is moi, when i was i donno how old! Kweet moi!
My needs You met, My brain You touched
I need to get some sleep, would start serving the food when the parrie starts, Remember it starts 4pm prompt! Holla back for some tantalizing, mouthwatering, and salivating delicacy. Make sure u have some garri cake b4 u leave. You want to know how old i am? make sure u'r back to find out! Take care and Happy Birthday to moi!
Monday, August 6, 2007
She called dad and told him, but he felt everything was fine, but what does dad know? She wasn't going to trust dad this time around, but she needed him to take her to the hospital. Dr Gbadebo checked her and everything was fine, but he had no answer as to why i wasn't here yet. Mum couldn't trust anyone anymore, and she had to make the decision without dad's opinion this time. Dad could understand 'cos he had come to realize that a mothers' instinct was quite important. He wouldnt make the decision, he woulnd't convince her and he wouldn't sign anything. All he would do is make mum know that he wasn't going anywhere and would be there with her till the did has been done.
So the decision was after 4hours, if nothing happens, and she still feels no movement, then she would be wheeled to the operating room. She was in tears, and told Dr Gbadebo she was not willing to take chances, though i wasn't her first child. I guess Dr Gbadebo didn't see a need, especially when Dad wasn't also in the decision making process. Or did dad feed mum with some concotions ni? wasn't i supposed to be born? was i a mistake? Why won't Dad make a decision about me?
Exactly 27minutes after mum was told she would be wheeled to the operating room, her water broke. Okay things look good now, she could now smile, dad was getting excited, but then she started screaming. She was in labour, and they coulnd't be specific on how many hours exactly that the labour was, but i was completely brought forth to earth tomorrow at about 3:19pm.
I am born for a reason, a mission, an assignment, a purpose and i have no choice whatsoever than to fufill that which i've been sent forth to do on earth.
I know i am one of the many changes our world would need, one of those who would impact our generation greatly. (positively).
I am special, peculiar, unique, different and blessed irrespective of how long i was in the womb.
I have lived and i'm living to become a story of His glory
I've been called His own, His chosen, and His child. I am named ADE-RIN-SI OLA not coincidentally or by mistake. I have walked into His wealth, the wealth of His love, His peace, His grace, His mercy, His kindess, and His provision.
I have questioned many things that has happened to me, and why it happened, and i sometimes get answers. But one thing i don't ever think i may fully understand is WHY HE CHOOSE TO LOVE ME?
Have a great week everyone, and stop by tomorrow for some refreshment. THE PARRIE IS HIA! I promise to quench ur thirst and hunger.
SO OFFICIALLY TO ALL BLOGGERS, THIS IS YOUR BLOG-VITE!
Sunday, August 5, 2007
So today was thanksgiving day at Church. Rinsola sure had much to be thankful to God for, so she buttered the thanksgiving with some serious komole (diggit down). Nywayz, the countdown continues.......Hope you all had a great weekend? take care of yourselves and wish you all, one of the best week ahead.
Saturday, August 4, 2007
Does forgiveness have to do with people you're not cool with or your friends, or only those who hurt you? (does it make sense?)
Do you say i'm sorry 'cos you mean it, or just to fufill all righteousness?
Does forgiveness come alone, or with I'm sorry?
Do i have to let you know i've forgiven you if you hurt me?
What if i choose to forgive you when i'm no more hurt?
What if my i'm sorry comes only when i'm convinced i was wrong?
What if i don't forgive those who offend me?
What if i choose not to say I'm sorry?
Why is it dificult to forgive and say I'm sorry?
.....................................I have all these questions on my mind..................................................................
Have a great weekend.
Friday, August 3, 2007
Dad: Hold up, what did you just call me?
Rinsola: I called you Dad!
Dad: What happened to the most loving Dad you've ever known? what happend to the ALL KNOWING, ALL PROVIDING DAD? how about the unjudging God? how about calling me all the names you've ever known me to be? I don't mind you saying, jealous Dad, 'cos yes I am, I'm jealous and crazy about you. Girl you still don't know how much I love you, and you can never know how much i love you, and you think you are blessed? Love, you havent seen nothing yet, I'm just getting started with you and you see, the devil is going crazy with anger over how much I'm blessing you, and how much I'm loving you irrespective of the faults he brings before me about you. But do you think i care about those faults? moreso after you've asked me The all forgiving Father to forgive you. Seems he tends to forget that the blood I shed isn't dry yet and can never be dry, seem he's forgotten of what wonders my Blood does. Well, you can't blame him, isn't he known to be the spirit of forgetfulness himself?
Dad: So how about whats going on in ur life right now?
Rinsola: Well, All knowing Dad, you know i'm doing well, but can do better .
Dad: Aren't you going to expantiate on w'sup?
Rinsola: But Dad you know it all....,
Dad: But dear i want to hear you talk. I'm a listener you know?
Rinsola: But Dad i don't want to be ungrateful or start ranting.
Dad: And have i ever judged you on that? I love you and who you are, i made you, but not with the ranting, i made perfection, have you forgotten I'm called the Master Potter? Waoh, you need to see the joy on my face when i was making you.
Rinsola: But Dad, i appreicate You, but please why didn't you bless me with lovely curly hair so i don't have to spend time and money on braids all the time? Why didn't you put the spot on my neck, on my cheek? and could You please make me 20lbs lighter? just like Lolas'.
Dad: (With a smile on his face)......... Do you know I made just one Lola, same way i made just one Rinsola, i never made two of you, and there can never be two of you. I made you Rinsola the way you are without a mistake, i wasn't sleeping when i was making you, nether was i not with thought. Just like you all kid when you see my products "God created this one on a sunday, Olorun fara bale da eleyi) I took my time in creating you.
Rinsola: Ok....(with doubt in her mind). Okay Dad, im sorry for complaining, and i would begin to dwell on that. But dad do you know i would be a graduate soon ? and i don't know what my next step would be career wise, i thought i knew but now i don't have an idea.
Dad: I told you to always ask, and seek me when you want to know what next, i told you a while ago, i'm the ALL knowing, right? I comprehend your path, and your lying down, remember?
Rinsola: Yes I do.
Dad: Before I formed you, I knew you. Because you have me, you are a majority and your future is secured. Remember what I'm called during this time? Jehovah Jireh. With me, you are destined for success and Victory. One thing i have never promised you, is a smooth road, free of challenges. I promised you a destination and I promised to be Jehovah Shamah during those alone time, I am your ever present help when you call on me. You have a destination in this journey thru life, you would smile, but along the road, you would be challenged, I would never allow you more than you can ever bear. Remember I am Grace? Then i am sufficient for you; I am El-Shaddai.
Rinsola: Okay Dad, why havent i achieved certain things i should have achieved at my age? I planned that at a certain age i would be married and at a certain age, i would have attained my medical degree.
Dad: (The look on His face was questionable) Do you know tomorrow? or better still do you know what would happen the next second? Rinsola love, I need an answer.
Rinsola: No Dad.
Dad: EXACTLY and That 's 'cos you'r not Me, and remember YOU CAN NEVER BE ME! 'cos I AM GOD! Ehyeh asher ehyeh; The I AM THAT I AM, THE FIRST AND THE LAST, THE CREATOR of the Creation, The one who knows the deeepest thought of man. ADE-Rin-si- Ola MI ? I have called you by My name, you are My own, but i want you to know that the manifestation of the word is for an appointed time. How about delighting in my words than my name? I am not a liar, have I spoken and it did not come to pass? My love, ears have not heard what i would do neither have eyes seen it. I am indeed God, without a doubt. I am ABLE, exceedingly ABLE to do much more than you would ever imagine. I am AWESOME!
Rinsola: (Waoh...... would this be pride, the way He's chanting about Himself....)
Dad: (With a smile, He said to me) Rinsola, you know i heard what you just said?
Rinsola: But Dad, i didn't say it out.
Dad: I know the heart of men, and his thoughts i know also. I have created you to inhabit your praise. I take pride in looking at you all and knowing No one can do better, and That's why you call me AWESOME!
Rinsola: (Always speechless before Him)...........
Dad: So any more gist you want to give me?
Rinsola: Nah, i don't think so. They're so vital, You could be less bothered, since You have a whole lot of issue to take control of.
Dad: smiling and saying.... I'm all ears, and still waiting.........
Rinsola: I'm going to be making some yam porridge this afternoon, and i'm concerned it may not turn out nice
Dad: Okay, call me when you'r ready to cook, and let's do it together.
Rinsola: For REAL?Waoh, thats so awesome......................! A knock on the door distracts my attention, but i shall be back to continue my gist with Him.
Try a Father -Child relationship with Him today. I know of a fact that, He's the coolest of Dads, Best of all friends. I'm proud to say, i have the audacity to talk to an Awesome one as a friend, and without holding back. I love my relationship with Him, and i even ask Him W'SUP? Can you imagine that?
Have a funfilled and fufilled weekend everyone. The countdown continues..................
Thursday, August 2, 2007
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
"... I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion." Exodus 33 vs 19.
Happy new month everyone, and Thank God for seeing yet another new month in great health and a sound state of mind.
Six more days to the day i would be born. I can't begin to imagine how my mum felt when she was pregnant with me.
I'm thankful to God for yet another new day, which starts as a new month, a month when i was born. There are many things i truly can't remember to be thankful to God for, but one thing i thank Him for everyday of my life is for being so merciful towards me. I say it day after day, i won't be alive today if not for the grace of God (Sure the same applies to everyone). I'm not one of those who have their christain life at a report card of satisfactory or excellent, so imagine where my christain life would be. I have disobeyed Him countless times, i have been so wrong many times, but He never ceased to have mercy on me, my case with God is like the jury reading out the verdict to God:
God: (Asking Jesus) How does your client plead?
Jesus: Your Honour, my client has confessed of her sins, and pleads guilty to you.
God: No recess, the case continues........ Has the jury come to a conclusion?
Jury: Yes Your Honour.
God: Read out the verdict.
Jury: "We the jury, find the defendant; Rinsola guilty of the white and black lies, guilty of disobedience. guilty of not paying her tithes, guilty of being ungrateful, guilty of being guilty.
God: I appreciate your time and dedication in looking for all her faults, and for finding her guilty, But I the Judge would have mercy on whom I will have mercy on, and compassion on whom I will have compassion on, and Rinsola you are hereby sentenced to My grace and mercy. I would not want to see you here again, but never fail to remember that my grace is sufficient for you.
Rinsola: DUMBFOUNDED! Are You saying You are letting me go just like that?
Jesus: He's the Judge remember? His word seals it all. But remember that Prov 28:13 (NIV) He who conceals his sins does not prosper, but whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy.
I'm not encouraging us to keep doing the wrong things all the time and asking God for His mercy, but i want us to realize that, while we are yet on this earth, sin sure would be lurking around. Romans 3 vs 10 & 23....... Meaning we all cannot live up to God's perfect way But we would have to deal with God's discipline for messing up.
Rinsola is a testimony of God's never ending grace and mercy. His grace is unlimited and forever, But His mercy is vast, yet limited.
I'm thankful to God today for His grace and mercy, and i desire and pray that it's not exhausted over my life. I hope you all experience His mercy and grace in your lives. HAPPY NEW MONTH EVERYONE!
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
So i spent the better part of yesterday moving out of my apartment. When i was done, i looked at my wristwatch and it was 1:06am. Are u serious? so i spent 7hours moving? okay, my friends were around to help me move, so it wasn't moving alone we did during those 7hours. Funny thing is i'm having an exam tomorrow; so why are you blogging, is that the question? Well, i'v been studying all day, and needed a break so i decided to post up something, and after this i'm off to take a nap.
Nywayz, this is the last day of the month of july, and in a couple of hours it would be the month of August. Yet another new month, and also the month i was born; precisely the 7th day of the eighth month. And we all know 7 is a unique and special number right? So it's going to be a countdown to my birthday with thanks to God for all He's ever been to me, and all He's ever done in my life. Hope you join me in saying Thank God for yet another life been spared. Have a great day, and should i say have a fufilled rest of the month? Take care everyone.
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Nywayz, not happy this person turned out to be a Nigerian, but happy he was arrested before his deed would have been done.
Friday, July 20, 2007
So, the driver and the front passengers seat was officially soaked for the day. How about going back in to change pants and get two bath towels to place on the sit 'cos my day must go on, right?. So after thinking if to or if not to, i was left with no choice than to wind up when i got to my destination. An hour 15minutes when i got back into the car, i had to take off my glasses 'cos i had steam all over the lens, as in was my car quietly on fire or what? maybe if i wore contacts that day it would have melted sef, not exaggerating but it was steamy and hot in there, and i was scared for like 2minutes, till i found out that everything was in check. The steam was due to the high temperature outside, and wet car seat. But thank God i was able to fix the problem. So me butt is back on me sit, and me car is back on the road. No smell, and no steam!................I hope you all have a great weekend free of wet smell (is there anything called wet smell? nywayz, it's all 'bout the idea). Take care everyone.
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
His peace makes the troubled hearts still,
His peace is when i look at the skies and see the clouds move slowly,
His peace is what i see in the morning as the sun rises,
His peace is when i look at the skies before bedtime, and see the sunset
His peace is the rainbow i see after the rain,
His peace is the warmth i feel around waterfalls.
Have you ever looked up at the skies when it thunders? Thats His peace i see
His peace is His word to me, either when i read it or speak it
His peace is stability and permanence
Can you Imagine God being anxious?
No, and thats 'cos His peace is not ruffled by dissappointment or tribulation.
Common, He's got the whole goverment upon His shoulders.......and ONLY peace can do that
And His peace which passeth ALL understanding, shall from this day forth rest upon Us.
Friday, June 29, 2007
God, can i ask you why it hurts so bad? can i ask why me? can i ask, if i deserved it? can i ask why now?
Nywayz, when i'm strong enough to put it up, i sure would, and trust me, we'ld all learn a thing or two from it. I do hope you all understand though.
.........................................................................................I feel like confessing right now.........
I don't know what my future holds anymore, but I confess i know Who designed my future.
I sometimes wonder what my life would be 5 years from now, 'cos deep within a whole lot goes
on, and truth is i can't speak of it, 'cos i feel i'm doubting God, But i confess i strongly believe in God and the power of His might.
I'm so very scared of what i don't know, but I confess i'm not scared of Who knows what i don't
I'm in a stage where i feel like my life is stagnant, but I confess i know the owner of my life isn't stagnant but at work.
I sit and talk to myself and tell myself, it seems you just listen to the word, but don't live by the
word, But i confess i need Dads' help ever more than ever.
I love to encourage people when they're down and discouraged, But i confess i'm in a phase where i want Dad to encourage me Himself.
I know the power of our thoughts, and words and i watch my words concerning me carefully, and i'm scared of my thoughts sometimes, But i confess i know the thoughts of God towards me are of good to bring me to an expected end.
I'm yearning and crying for joy to gush into my life without stop, But i confess i know God knows that.
I feel like the most ungrateful being on earth right now 'cos I have life, 'cos i'm in good health, 'cos i have a place to lay my head, 'cos i have food to eat, 'cos i have money to my name, 'cos i have a job, 'cos i have an education, 'cos i have a car, 'cos i have a family, 'cos i can see, think, walk and talk, and some are out there who don't have anything but are greatful for just the life they have, yet in all i'm here acting and thinking like i don't know what the Creator of the universe is capable of.
God, i'm so sorry for being ungrateful but DAD, I CAN'T HELP ME, I confess i need help to go thru this phase of my life.
Have a great and fufilled weekend everyone, and please don't be like me. Stop and look for something to thank God for, 'cos He sure deserves to be thanked anyway.
Friday, June 22, 2007
Going thru this phase, i've come to learn that irrespective of whatever happened and to whom it happened with, i have to forgive and forge ahead; but she's not making it any easier (Would talk about it in my next post).
I've come to learn that Forgiveness is Letting go of the hurt and pain, without any resentment and letting nature take its course in forgetting. I'm ready to move on, but i can't forget the whole situation just like that. I sincerely need God's help like right now. Have a great weekend everyone.
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
I am...: so blessed but i don't think i appreciate it enough
My ex-boyfriend was...: not bad
Maybe I should....: become an engineer
I love....: to drink garri alot
I don't understand....: why my friends are not closeby
I lost my....: camera at the airport
My current boyfriend is....: my fantasy
People say I'm...: too soft & weird
Love is....: powerful
Somewhere, someone is....: born & dead
I will always...: ............. i donnow
Forever is....: no end
I never want to...: die unfufilled
I think the current President is....: i honestly donnow
When I wake up in the morning, I....: look at my cell phone first.
Life is full of...: questions
My past is incredibly...: amusing
I get annoyed when...: people misunderstand me, and when things don't work out as i hope it should
Parties are for...: celebration
I wish...: all my dreams will come true now!
Tommorrow I'm going to...: finish up my laundry
I really want some....: level of fufillment in all areas of my life
I have low tolerance for people who....: are stingy & pretencious
If I had a million dollars...: i would honestly pay my tithe first,............... splurge a little, then buy myself a comfy pad.
These meme's sure does make one think .
Sunday, June 17, 2007
Friday, June 15, 2007
So i finally made my puff-puff yesterday, but wasn't able to put up the result of the experiment. It's an experiment 'cos this is my first time of trying it out. It turned out good for me, and tasted just like the ones i always had from the woman who sells it on Opebi roundabout. But i must confess hers' tastes way better than mine, i guess 'cos she's a pro already, but not too worry i'ld turn out better in my puff-puff making skills pretty soon, and would let you all know how it goes. Who knows, maybe this is the beginning of Rinsi's finger foods (first naija food mogul!), i sabi dream abi? don't laugh at me, 'cos u just never know. Nywayz, Dscribe, this is the recipe and the how to
Pour some flour and sugar into a bowl, mix with your hands till you get a smooth feel, then run lukewarm water from your faucet into a teacup or a smaller cup or bowl. Pour the yeast into the water and cover for five minutes. Pour the yeast into the flour and sugar and add some more water. Make sure the mixture isn't too thick or watery, it should be inbetween. Cover and store in a cool dry place preferably in the oven for two-three hours so it rises. Then heat up some vegetable oil, and squeeze out some of the flour mixture with your hands into the oil. You should check with a fork to see if it's ready, and if it is ready the fork should come out clean, and bam you have your puff-puff ready. I added some chicken wings, and buttermilk ranch to fill up the plate and make it look more welcoming. (Put in mind that different people make it in different ways and still come out with the same result). Okay peoples' thats about it for now, so make sure you all have a great weekend by making some puff puff.
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
I'm on a mission to learn how to make meat-pies and puff puff, today would be for the puff puff and friday would be for the meatpie, so wish me luck. I pray it turns out well, it would cut costs if i ever have any hosting to do, or what do you all think? or am i being too Ijebuish? (You know it's needed sometimes) Okay peoples' take care of yourselves and have a great day.
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
So have you all seen this new show "Hells Kitchen"? So Eddie (the smallest of the guys) was eliminated yesterday, and to make matters worse, the Host of the show insulted him off the show, as if being challenged was not enough for him, i felt that was sooooo rude, and so uncalled for. Guess what? Yours truly started crying, Imagine! (I got so much tears to let go, abi?). I didn't think it was neccessary to be insulted that way, or am i being too senisitive or what? Maybe if you watched the show, you would understand better. Nywayz peoples' have a blessed day.