HELP! I Can’t Rejoice With Those Who Rejoice…..

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The invisible rolling of eyes. The palpitating heartbeats. The compulsion to pretend like the good news were not seen. The search for loopholes to ensure that the good news are facades or don’t last for long. The silent ‘God when will it be my turn’ conversations….are some of the reactions that a person struggling to rejoice with another may exude.

How do I know? I’m a survivor of this bondage. Yes, folks! It’s a bondage. Let’s call it as it is.

Romans 12 vs 15a says…..

Rejoice with those who rejoice….[NIV]

Laugh with your happy friends when they’re happy….[MSG]

When others are happy, you should be happy with them…[ERV]

When we read Romans 12, we get the understanding of how a believer is supposed to relate with God and man. So when Paul was urging the Romans to rejoice with those who rejoice, he was just comprehensively expanding on the fruits of the commandment: Love thy neighbor as thyself. Rejoicing with those who rejoice comes from a place [heart] of true love. As an ex-non-rejoicer, [Pardon the impulsive coinage] I can boldly tell you that you have not known and experienced true love till you can rejoice with those who rejoice and mourn with those who mourn [part 2 coming soon]. Continue reading

Merry Merry Christmas!

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Merry Christmas to you, My Precious Readers!

I cannot think of a world without the birth of Christ. The gift of Christ is one that will never be quantifiable.

I pray that as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, may his peace be a source of shield in our lives. Amen

Have a peaceful and joyous celebration of the King!

Princess Okechukwu!

 

Random: Nuggets of Wisdom!

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Hello Amazing People!

Happy New Month to you! Wow! It’s the tenth month already. October is a very special month. In just a few sentences, let me tell you why this month is different…..It is my birth month. And I’m a Nigerian, we celebrate our independence in this month as well. 1st day precisely. Happy Independence my Nigerian Readers….Yeah! For these reasons alone, October is special. It is my prayer that in this new month the Lord will cause everything that has defied His existence in our lives, to align to His purpose and bring glory to His name. In Jesus name. Amen.

So I just had a thought, that it has been a long time I made a ‘random thought post’ since the last one.

Side thought: So I was just thinking maybe at the beginning of every month, I should do a ‘random thought’ post, recapping the lessons of the previous month. So I will work on this. Tell me what you think about this as well…

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Do you know….. (1)? [Bridal Shower]

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Tea Party/ Bridal shower. More finger foods were added. I took this picture too early..

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Spontaneity has its moment of failure and success. But this spontaneous move is expected to be that of the latter- Success. By the way, what is failure? An avenue to find another way to do something better. So if you ask me, it’s a win-win situation!

So what’s the spontaneous move?

This new segment ‘Do you know?’. This will be one where I share a new thing that I’ve come into knowledge of. I’m sure it will be an exciting segment for you to read and for me to share.  Also, this is a spontaneous move because last week, I had two people [my friends] ask questions about ‘what happens in a bridal shower’; considering that I had just attended one, which was a first for me as well. The guy asked, ‘So what happens in a bridal shower? which one is bridal shower again?’; while the lady asked; ‘What is the itinerary of a bridal shower?’ in order to plan for her friend’s. So then, the idea of this post stems from the fact that there is someone/people who may not have a proper idea of what takes place in a bridal shower or what it is aimed at. I did not know what takes place in a bridal shower until last week. I know there are some movies that have scenes of it, but there’s only so much a movie can show [time constraint].

Also, if you are someone who does not get out that often like me, you can pick up one or two things too.

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