180 Days of Boasting about God – Day 175

I started the “Live” (Insta Live) version of 180 Days of Boasting about God (Click the link to watch on Instagram and be sure to follow me).

Initially, I felt like I’d have been too tired to do the live. Yet, as I logged on, I forgot my tiredness and efforts from the day.

Daddy gave me strength to deliver. I felt physically tired but I found myself being excited.

I was happy to share my experience with God in Day 1 of the live version.

180 Days of Boasting about God – Day 1

This is my third consecutive year of posting this series. It started out of an epiphany I received when reading the book of Esther in the bible. At that time, King Ahasuerus threw a large feast for the officials throughout the province. It is recorded that he took them on a tour of the citadel. This tour lasted for 180 days which he used to show off the kingdom and boast about himself.

I found myself asking, “what if I, as a Christian, were to boast about God for 180 days?” 🤔 That’s how I started this series, and I enjoyed experiencing God (“Daddy”) and being able to boast about him and what he has done for me.

Today, I start by sharing how my first car was sold. I placed ads in the newspaper, advertised on my status, and called multiple auto dealers. The general response was that the price was too high (by the way, the price was 300k less than the valued cost). I didn’t lower the price, so I waited.

I waited even though I needed the money from the sale to cover my outstanding tuition. I waited. Then, one day as I walked into my room, Daddy said something to me. He said, “You cannot sell the car because someone has claimed it”.

For those who don’t know, claiming is done when one party identifies an object owned by the second party and proceeds to declare that the item is theirs and cannot be sold until they are able to obtain it.

Who claimed my car? How did I find out who it was? Come back tomorrow for the rest of the story.  Remember to like, share, subscribe, and comment.

180 Days of Boasting about God – Day 1

Yessss. So I’m totally doing this AGAIN!

For those who are new, this journey started in 2020 after reading the book of Esther in December 2019. In chapter 1, the King took his nobles on a tour of the kingdom for 180 days! He basically boasted about his kindgom each day. And then I thought, what if I boasted about God for 180 days? He does deserve it, afterall.

So I posted about God’s goodness, faithfulness, mercy, blessing and favour for 180 days. And this year is no different.

You see, strangely enough, God led me right back to Esther to read the book again! In the same December period. I didn’t realise until I was halfway through the story. I was immediately curious, wanting to know why that book again. God told me but that’s a testimony for another day.

Today, Day 1, I feel compelled to share that after boasting about God for 180 days last year, my mind-set was different for the rest of the year. I couldn’t continue to ignore his faithfulness. I felt lighter and more focused. I was better able to hear God’s voice and see his directions/instructions more clearly.

I’m excited to look to him, and talk about him repeatedly. I’m eager to shift the focus to him.

Join me on this journey. If you can’t do all 180 days, try doing a week, or even a day. Let’s boast about God!

30 Days of Spending Time with God – Day 1

God revealed to me that I’ve drifted from wanting to be in his presence to wanting to get his instructions/direction.

While nothing is wrong with wanting to know what God desires before making life choices, we have to be careful that we don’t desire his response more than his presence. We have to ensure that our intention isn’t just to say that we are in his will but to also say confidently that we have an excellent relationship with him.

“God, what decision should I make about a job?”, “should I be friends with this person?”, “I need direction, there are a lot of things on my plate, what should I do?”. If this is what our every communication is like, then we are seeking his direction more than his presence.

What’s the big difference? In his direction, we seek his will for matters before us, issues we face, and questions we have. (Again, nothing is wrong with that). However, in his presence, we will know his heart for all areas of life, especially those we never considered and that never crossed our mind.

Hence, this 30 days of spending time with him. I crave his presence and his heart.

180 Days of Boasting about God – Day 123

Do what God says….if you get it wrong, he will correct you.

I heard Heather Lindsey say this and I am a firm believer of it. I know it to be true.

God will always instruct us to do something. However, at times we become fearful that we may get it wrong. But I am telling you to do it anyway.

If we get it wrong, the God we serve will correct us.

With that said….I feel led to connect you with Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3….have a read/re-read.

180 Days of Boasting About God – Day 1

Gosh, I’m so thankful for the tests.

My prayer: Daddy, I am choosing to remain hopeful in spite of the changes in my life. It’s easy to give up. While I feel like saying, “i can’t be bothered” or “I’m tired of this”, I’m choosing to believe in you and in your promises. It’s not exactly easy at this point but I do know you’re a faithful father. That alone is enough to keep me believing that your plans for me are good and that all this is for my benefit. Please, strengthen me to work and worship in spirit and in truth.

I believe Daddy wanted me to know the following:
The true test of character is not in saying you’re sorry and promising to change. The true test is actually repenting (never repeating\turning away from) the wrong when the opportunity comes back around. The night before, you promised to change your habit of doubting me when your hope is differed and when the situation is not going as you foresaw. But that wasn’t your test.

I led you to Numbers 14 to show you a wrong pattern in your life. Whenever the circumstance proved too difficult or unfavourable in your sight, you’d give up and say that you’re better off without it or that you no longer want it. Those are words and the power of them to manifest comes from your tongue. You recognised the negative pattern and you apologised and promised to change.

You thought that was enough. But I had to test you so that you’d realise that you truly repented. With every wave of doubt, sadness, frustration, and painful realisations I allowed to pass your way, you remained steadfast. You repeated aloud that you may feel sad but you trusted in me. That, my child, is true repentance; facing a familiar road but choosing to walk in the opposite direction.

I will be with you until the end and all the promises I made to you shall come to fruition. XOXO

My prayer: Daddy….thanks for the test to help increase my faith that I shall overcome and that I can indeed change all my bad habits. Thanks for the various ways you reminded me of your faithfulness today and the strength to declare life-giving words.

Dear reader: you may wonder why I write out my thoughts as if God is actually speaking to me. That’s because my faith says he is and just as the thoughts come to mind, I record them. I don’t stop to convert them from a different perspective as just as I address Daddy, he responds directly to me. If your faith is not at that level, that perfectly fine. But I wish you’d see him not just a “God” but as your loving father who speaks with love and gives you his personal attention. Try this technique and watch him prove to you over and over that he’s the one who indeed spoke to you and it’s not a figment of your imagination. Comment and tell me about the technique you use to listen to him.

Day 1 of 16 – The Beginning

16 Days of Consecration

— began on August 25, 2015

Aim of Consecration: To commit myself to be used by God for His purpose.

Restrictions:
» Limit idle conversations and behaviours as much as possible
» Do not engage in any lustful talk or focus on the thoughts
» Give every situation to God (casting my cares on Him)
» Do not start a relationship

Do’s:
» Spend more time reading and praying
» Focus on anything God lays on my spirit and instructs me to do

Rationale:

I’ve been committing spiritual adultery. I am married to God but leave Him for men, seeking their love and companionship. I want to be faithful to God. I’ve made this proposal in my heart to forgo relationships. I wanted to do a year, initially, but that’s stretching it as I don’t want to start something I cannot fully commit to. So I dropped it to 3 months, and then to 16 days where I know that full commitment (even though it may be challenging) is possible. The idea came to document each day, ending the day with a reflection. The reason for this documentation is to hopefully encourage others to make such a sacrifice to God. I hope someone will be blessed as this is not to glorify myself but to give God all the glory in this time.

Day 1 – Aug 25, 2015

I started by praying with the Word to consecrate myself.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20: “Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you have been bought with a price. So then glorify God in your body.”

Using this verse, we can pray something like this: “Lord, I am not my own. Lord Jesus, I belong to You because You bought me with such a price. Oh Lord, thank You for paying the highest price of Your own precious blood to purchase me! I am Yours. All I have and all I am are Yours. So Lord, I give you my body, my soul, and my spirit. I give you my very life. Lord, I give you my time, my energy, my education, my family, my job.” (Bibles for America)