Thank YOU

We are Grateful

Hello everyone…so sorry for the short AWOL I displayed. I just had to take that time off for important reasons. Please Forgive me and thanks for doing so.

I’m really beyond excited for you and I right now(#screaming). This is the day that our Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it. Yes Oh!

WOW. Isn’t this so amazing? It’s the 31st of the month of December 2013……don’t worry I know you’ve heard that like a million times today already and I’m not just saying that to make you go crazy. If you do sha,….e rish to dey crase for (I mean in a good way oh), lol.

I write this post in gratitude, joy and excitement because of the year 2013. I have been in this mood for the past 1 week now,  so I just wanna pour it all out.

Who be dat person wey talk sey we nor go see this year till e finish? If only you saw ahead of time, I bet you won’t be disappointed by this post. Well this post wasn’t made for you, so go and sit down where you belong and watch us become and do greater things in the coming year 2014.

To my Love and Reality readers, This one is specially for you.

I wanna say thank you to everyone who has read, commented and liked every post I’ve blogged on throughout this year. You have been a package of fulfillment to me and my Holy Spirit. This blog is actually less than 15 days old and it has not one day made me feel any sort of regret for starting it.

I’ve been blessed by your contributions and your passion for the word of God to be published in your hearts and minds. You’ve made me feel at home each time I log on to my word press account. Words can’t be the best way to express them, That’s why I wish I could see you guys right now, (*crying*)

All of you have been more than awesome. You have made a mark in my heart and I will never forget that. You made the year even more special for me. I know these two weeks for me has been exciting, reading all your comments and more importantly, for those of you who have blogs, reading your posts and in most cases, studying your post is what I do as the words you put there are more than mere words. As my Pastor would say, “The word on your Lips is God talking”.

As funny as this might sound,..I never used to visit blogs, let alone read and comment on blogs but after I was prompted to start this blog, I discovered there are really beautiful and life transforming articles being published on a day-to-day basis on this platform….my Life could only get better.

My love abides with you all

The Peace and Grace of our Lord Jesus rests with you all.

Thank you:

Frances – Thank you for being a free distributor of the grace and love that you carry. I love you and look forward to knowing you more. Those beautiful testimonies will not cease in this coming year. Thanks for being special. Your blog is gracious to me.

Lizzie– You know you are blessed. Thanks for pointing your light to my direction. It shines I must say. Little wonder you blog shines as well. Love you

Odunayo– Your comments just makes me smile. I’m just so excited about you. Thank you for standing out on this blog. The Joy that you have is sure to remain with you.

Ujesta– I said I’d call you Favour from now…You have favoured me each time I read your posts and when you comment on mine, It excites me. Thank you for your blog

Tosin –    Chaviva herself. You make me feel like a sister when you comment. I love you dear.

Dare – Ur blog is just so exciting to read. Thanks for making those posts exciting and available. God bless you.

Marriage by the book- These posts are just elevating and rich. Thanks for being a GEM to me.

You all have been very sweet to me, my blog has a meaning because of you. Even though it’s been barely two weeks since I found you ladies, you’ve shown me love even to the extent of appreciating me personally on your individual blogs. It couldn’t have gone any better.

God bless you all and thanks for making my 2013 sweeter than it already was.

There’s definitely more excitement coming from this blog and yours as well in the coming year. I look forward to them. I’ll definitely miss you all…I wish I could get real hugs from you all right now. Well, like lady Frances says to her readers, there’s always the e-Hug (when I read that, It cracked me up), lol. I hereby give you the Hugs via the internet.

*e-Huggs*e-Kisses* muah muah muah to you all.

My Joy is indeed full and I’m glad to have the end of the year filled with love coming from all of you.

To all my readers, Love and Reality wishes you all a very happy New year celebration. Eat, Laugh and Love. Just like you did in Christmas, enjoy your day for you are the reason for the season. Be careful, those of us who drive and make sure to observe the traffic rules oh!, lol…Yes Oh its necessary.

Pls don’t forget to keep and send my share of the New Year Rice and Chicken. For those of you watching your weights, pls don’t deprive yourself of the chop chop, I mean, It’s just one day or two. Be cautious sha,..I cannor shout, before I’ll start receiving mails of how I’m the cause. lol

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I also wanna say a big Thank you to God for all He made me be to everyone via this blog. All the questions He answered through the posts and comments we made. The Holy Ghost is indeed our Helper. It’s been amazing. Thank you for being such a Good God to Us on Love and Reality. We Love you so much.

OWWWKKKK! I have to go now y’all. I leave you with my congratulations and gratitude once again.

Love you plenty plenty,

Kip Illuminating!!!

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Five Ways to Thank God this season

We are Grateful

Some of you might be asking, “why is this wonderful blogger sharing this post, isn’t it obvious How to Thank God, I mean we all know God and we can just say God I thank you, its that simple and the world knows this”.

The answer to that is, it might shock you what over familiarity does to people, I mean this is a God that we’ve known and heard of all our lives, for some of us who just got born again, a couple of years or so. But, thanking God is not a mere doing, what i mean by that is, we actually cannot thank God ordinarily, but by Faith. This is a God we cannot see, but for the Holy Spirit who the bible describes as the “Angel of God’s Presence”, who relates God’s presence to us who have received him. So, if not by Faith, we cannot thank God.

So, not that these are the only ways we can thank God but, these five ways will go a long way in saying Lord I’m truly Grateful.

Hear this, the number one way we thank God is by our fellowship with God through Prayer. Here, we praise the lord, with words that say how great He is, how awesome he is and how wonderful He is. Just like our earthly fathers, when we are given a gift from them, we burst into Joy and start to praise them, some of us jumping and screaming say,” daddy you are the best”, how much more the creator of the universe, the first and the last, the everlasting God. God deserves our Praise and thanks as well and even more. Even as I type this post, i just wanna praise Him. Also, the ministry of the Holy Spirit in our lives, we must not forget to Thank Him, he has been our Comforter, Standby, our ever present help in times of need.

The Second way we express our thanks to God is by financial and material seeds. These are things that most of us Christians take lightly and because of that have missed out on the blessings of God in our life. Giving from your substance of which the lord blessed you with is an act of faith and worship to God, Note here that i’m not referring to our Tithes, First fruits or Offerings, this is our Thanksgiving Offering, that says to God “Lord you are my source and i thank you for your supply and your provision”.  Remember the Word of God says, A Grateful heart is a garden, this means that you will always blossom and thrive and grow so beautifully that the world will notice. Practically, I’ll urge you to take, no matter how little (putting in mind that God deserves your best), from what God has blessed you with, especially money, put this in an envelope and send it to church. I’m sure your churches have already announced the days of thanksgiving. We are doers of God’s word and not just hearers, so we will hear to do.

Moving on, the third way to Give thanks to God is through our actions, our good deeds of love in the church and outside the church, with the brethren and our families. As we all know, Christmas is near and the new year is also close by, we can say thank you to God by finding out around us those that do not have enough to celebrate and put a smile on their faces, by giving them gifts, rice, chicken, meat and even clothes for the children. Right now in my Ministry, Believers Loveworld Nation, there is a send portions campaign for children by the Inner City Missions Partnership arm, you can join them in sending portions of food to the less privileged ones and put a smile in the face of at least one child (I’ll include links on how we can participate). God is indeed happy when we do this. Also, even with our words, the way we talk to people, tell some how beautiful they are, help someone in need, and literally just smile to put a smile in someones face this season. http://theinnercitymission.org/v3/

Now, this particular one i’m about to share is very important, the fourth way is  simply to share the Good news  about our Lord Jesus to someone, yes I said simply, lol. This has been quite a challenge for some of us but i’m here to say its really not a challenge. Just simply asking someone if they are born again is the first step, if you are a student you can do this during your free period or even on your way home from school, if you work, even much more easy, you have colleagues and other staff in your company or department, telling someone about what the Lord did for you is a way of thanksgiving, it says a lot that you are not selfish about the salvation that you already have, you wanna share it with your world. More so, apart from doing that, you can invite the person to church with you for thanksgiving and your church will do the rest,..this one is for the shy ones, hahaha, but its a good thing as well. 

Now the fifth way is, by our appreciation to everyone that has been in our lives, throughout this year we’ve had people who through it all stood by us, even when we faced situations, they still stood strong for us. These are people who God sent and used to be our Comfort and help throughout the year. We have them in our Pastors, Cell Leaders, Coordinators in church, parents, siblings, extended relations, our friends, teachers, bosses, leaders and many others. A simple thank you call or text or messages through cards, even gifts will definitely be great coming from you. Do you know why you will do this, because you are like your heavenly father, you are different from the rest of the world, the bible calls us, peculiar people. So, even in this season of thanks giving, you will stand out from the rest and thank God like you have never done before.

All these five ways are a great expression of your thanks toward God. I’ll be glad to receive feed backs and comments from you. Keep Illuminating, Its still our season of THANKSGIVING

…and my sincere apologies for this post being too long ahhh my fingers ooh, anyway i thought it was important to share this one as it is. I’m sure we can handle that,..lol…I trust una,lol.

kip Illuminating.

Hello everyone,

How was your night? for those of us on the same time zone, how has your day been? Well, my day just began, it started off slow but now i’m up and because of the alone time i get to myself, my intelligent head got thinking as usual and with no one to share it with in person right now, I decided my fellow Kings and Queens on this blog should hear it.

Its no news that 2014 is around the corner like an amebor and 2013 is drawing to a close as if it is a curtain, lol, even though that’s all we want, for those of us who are in schImageool for medicine , like my humble self.

I know that if you’re reading this post at this time, you are alive and well, and even if you feel sick or there’s a challenge going on in your life, you are still able to put on a smile and exercise what i’m about to share with you, which is a good thing, so please put a smile on that lovely face of yours, before you read the next sentenceImage. Now we can continue. As I was about to point out, there’s so much anticipation for what the coming year brings, I myself can’t wait to see next year, if not for anything, the holidays i get from school is something i look forward to, lol, I almost started writing out plans. While we are busy thinking about the things we are set to accomplish and so on and so forth, we have to stop for a minute or more, lol, to think about all that Our Lord has done for us, his never failing love, protection and provision and so much more towards us. Common na, Nna and Nne, Oko ati Iyawo, Boy and Girl, Man and Woman, Children and Parents, I know we’ve been buzy rounding off the year, but lets just take a moment to say “THANK YOU LORD FOR EVERYTHING YOU’VE DONE AND BEEN TO ME“. Wow, that was easy, wasn’t it. I know it was because I did that with you as well.

This is the season of thanksgiving and there’s so much to be thankful for. The Psalmist in Psalm 100: says Shout joyfully to the LORD, all the earth. Serve the LORD with gladness; Come before Him with joyful singing. Know that the LORD Himself is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture. Enter His gates with thanksgiving, And His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him; bless His name. For the LORD is good; His loving kindness is everlasting, And His faithfulness to all generations.

What are you thanking God for this year? Let’s have thanksgiving on the comment section of this post or click on I-testify and share your praises to God and testimonies. I myself am thanking God for you our reader for all God did and is still doing for you in 2013. God has been faithful to me and to you, so please type in your comments, like and share this post to everyone you can, It’s still our season of thanksgiving, till the next post, chao.

We are Grateful

“I’m tired of everything, I don’t know what else to do”, “Good Morning Cynthia, How are you and everything? Cynthia’s Reply: What is good about today, you pretend as though everything is working well with  you yourself. Please just leave me alone to face my problems”

Here are just a few examples of the way some of us talk, especially when we are faced with the circumstances and challenges of life.

Yes,  we all have or experiences “problems”, but the difference between me and some of us, is the word we use to classify the situation or the circumstance. I, on the other hand, choose to call the “problems” i am faced with, CHALLENGES.

Challenges, i personally love the way Wikipedia defines it,

  •                   A challenge is a general term referring to things that are imbued with a sense of difficulty and victory.

More exciting is the way the bible describes them, Challenges are the only Steps we climb on our way to our Victory.

That said,..we must welcome challenges and stop seeing them as problems but as Opportunities.

So, in these last few days remaining in the year, if u have a challenge I want you to recognize it today, as an Opportunity to become more successful, more victorious than you already are in Christ.

If you are in this category, I’m soo excited for you because indeed there’ll soon be a shout of victory coming from your lips by the Grace of God working on your behalf.

THIS IS ONE REASON TO BE THANKFUL.

On, this blog there is a testimony page titled I-Testify and its on the top right corner of the header. I would love to read your testimonies and of course your comments on this post.

Thank you for your time,..I know you’ve been blessed, see you next time.

kip Illuminating!!!

We are Grateful