And I too, will not forget you!

So many times the bible recounts God’s promise to remember us.  We read about times when he remembers people who were waiting on him like Hanna or the children of Israel when they were under heavy affliction in Egypt.

In my own life, I have countless stories of times God worked out situations on my behalf.  The stories are most moving to me when I find out the details it took for the blessing to come to pass without my knowledge or involvement.  So I’m sold –I know God will always remember me.

Today, however, I want to turn it around and promise never to forget God.  To remember what he has done for me during the times I find myself in seemingly impossible situations or when I’m faced with a conundrum

I will remember how he has proved himself to be the God which nothing is too hard for when he saved my daughter’s life during complications at the time of her birth.  I will remember that he is the God who hears when I asked from the depth of my soul for him to intervene in certain situations.

Of course, this doesn’t mean I think everything will always go my way, it does mean I will always pray and wait until his will is clear in the matter.  I think its the least he deserves from me for him past faithfulness.

Can a mother forget the infant at her breast, walk away from the baby she bore? But even if mothers forget, I’d never forget you—never.           Isaiah 49:15 MSG

 

~Tokunbo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What Happens Next?

Today I realized there is a correlation between forgiveness and surrender.  I’ll start with a short story on forgiveness.  After finding myself in a situation where I needed to forgive the same person again.  I started thinking like Peter when he asked Jesus if he should increase forgiving someone to seven times as opposed to three times which was the standard of the day.  We know the story: Jesus goes even further and says 70 times 7.

I was convinced I had already forgiven this person 490 times (if we are using the greek translation) and definitely more than 77 times (Hebrew translation).  So, I grabbed a pen and notepad and proceeded to write the offenses to see if my “offender” had exceeded their maximum allotment for forgiveness.  With pen and paper in hand, the Holy Spirit instantly convicted me.  I knew if I kept track I had never forgiven at all.   I responded by putting the paper down (with tears) and committed to forgiving as often as necessary.

Now, as I am on this journey to fully surrender my heart to the Lord, I realize that surrender is also something I must do frequently, as least as of now.  I noticed the next thing that happened when I committed my whole heart was in very subtle ways, I was tempted to pick “it” back up.

The key for me is to pay attention and to respond to the Holy Spirit’s conviction instead of ignoring or trying to suppress Him.  So far, surrender has led me to joy and that’s where I want to stay.

Let’s discuss further.  Join us today, March 24, 2017, on Lovetalk from 6:15 pm – 6:45 pm EST for day 4 of our 21 days of complete surrender.

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“I have told you these things so that you will be filled with my joy. Yes, your joy will overflow!”  John 15:11 NLT

With Love,

Tokunbo

 

I’ve decided NO to the apple

Dear Enemy Of My Soul,

I’m glad I asked you for a little more time to think about your offer.  The suggestion you said would make me happier and my life easier.

Well, while I was thinking it over I heard a small voice say “just trust me”.

I wondered what this really meant since my circumstances seem to require more than just trusting.  This thing in my life appears to need an immediate fix.

Although I  want instant relief from this suffering, I’ve decided to trust him.  So I said yes, even though I have no idea of what will be required.

After I said yes he told me you were lying anyway and you were trying to trick me into thinking I would have what I really wanted, but the truth is you would forever dangle the carrot of release in front of me until you’ve stolen, killed and lied about everything I love.

He also said you weren’t my friend that you are actually the enemy of my soul and you want me to think I have to fix my situation myself, but truth is he has already finished the work to give me victory now and eternally.

So, no, I don’t want any solutions you are offering and I don’t believe the lies you are telling me.  I am not fighting anything anymore, I have decided to be still and watch him fight for me.

Worse for you, I’ve told some of my sisters about what you have been doing and I found out you’ve been doing the same to them.  Now we’ve decided to stand together in unity against you—the real problem in our lives.

We will praise our Father in heaven and encourage each other as we trust his plan for our lives and look forward to our expected end.

Join us tonight, March 22, 2017, on Lovetalk from 6:15 pm – 6:45 pm EST as we continue our 21 days of completely surrendering our whole hearts to the Lord.

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“Rend your hearts not your garments.  Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and relents from sending calamity.  -Joel 2:13 NLT

Loving you,

Tokunbo