Speak peek

Hello friends,

Over the last weekend,  I’ve been working on a blog series for Easter composed of articles from my archives.

I’m almost through!!!

“Then said he unto them, Therefore every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old.”
-Matthew  13:52

Finally,  the Easter package from HeirWalk (www.heirwalk.wordpress.com) is almost ready…

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#Sneakpeek

Blessings,
Toluwanimi

Speak peek

Then said he unto them, Therefore every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old.
Matthew  13:52

Finally,  the Easter package from HeirWalk (www.heirwalk.wordpress.com) is almost ready…

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#Sneakpeek

Blessings,
Toluwanimi

He died for me

Hello,

I woke with this song on my heart.  It was first taught us by a friend that visited from Ghana many years ago.

You laid aside your majesty
Gave up everything for me
Suffered in the hands of those you have created
You took all my guilt and shame
When you died and rose again
Now today you reign
And heaven and earth exalt you

I really wanna worship you my God
You have won my heart and I am yours
Forever and ever I will love you
You are the only one who died for me
Gave your life to set me free
So I lift my voice to you in adoration

Easter isn’t about bunnies or eggs but the Cross… and eternal life for all that believe Jesus!!!

Jesus died A.D 33
Joshua Babarinde died A.D 2004

#He_lives_in_me

Happy Easter,
Toluwanimi

Barabbas

Hello friends,

This easter week, I’ve been thinking a lot about Barabbas,  the guy who was released in exchange for Jesus’ crucifixion.
His name, Bar-abba means son of the father. He was similar to Jesus in that he was a rebel leader… like they accused Jesus. (Mark 15:5-15)
He was physically released from prison but was he released from the grips of hell?
What happened to him after his release? Well… a book idea is coming up in my mind to explore his life… the what ifs of his childhood and youthful life… hope it forms soon enough.

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And…
I feel obliged to let you in on why I have been offline for a while…
There was a new twist to the dimension of my life in the past one week so remarkable that I had to hold off all I have been working on the blog for a while. But the “Six weeks” blog series I promised last weekend is still in the works and my experience is getting more exciting… also my “Donut” book publishing is making progress. But I may not have the liberty to share details now.
Hope to be online soon enough.

Thanks. Happy Easter.
Toluwanimi

All or some

This is my journal entry from November 8 2013. I felt it will bless you today.

“You sat few feet away from the offering box and watched the rich guys gave large sums and a poor widow gave two coins. But when you commented, you praised the poor widow not because of what she gave, but the principle behind giving.

Now, I am like the rich guy. I only give you a bit of my strength, a bit of my resources, a fraction of my time, but what you want is all of my strength, all of my resources, all of my time!

Not to throw in a pocket of prayer here and there during the day, but to maintain a consciousness of the presence of the Holy Spirit always with me and to live in steady conversation with Him.

Not to supply some effort on God’s work but to give it all it takes until it is achieved; not to donate stipends to the course of the kingdom but to give all.

We received all, so we give all and it is when we give all that we continue to receive all.”

Hope you week has been great,

Toluwanimi

P.S.: Please do well to check the progress of my book at www.eatyourdonut.wordpress.com

My little Girl [Snippet Post]

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I know a little girl. She has a foldable Barbie chair she sits on at meals. She’s five and she so sweet and special.

She’s so innocent and simple. Without an agenda of her own, she holds onto every ‘mummy says we are going to the cinema today,’ and looks forward to it.

She is obedient, and though she acts naughty at times, she sincerely apologizes when corrected.

She’s energetic, able to turn the room upside down but with good intentions – she just wants to play and explore. She always wants to be around me. I must confess at times, I feel like I’m bothred, but I dare not express my feelings into words, for I fear a hurt to her feelings. So I just wrap my hands round her and give her good attention.

She believes every bit of what I say, especially the Bible stories and she asks a lot of sincere questions. She doesn’t want to offend me. I can see the expression on her face when I scare her with my legendary, “I will not play with you again”. Then I quickly add, “If you are a good girl.”

I’m talking about my little cousin. And also about children generally. I’m fascinated by their simple lives, yet more interested in Jesus’ instruction about the kingdom of God, He said: “I tell you the truth, you must change and become like little children. Otherwise, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”

I love kids. They point me to the kind of character God wants me to have. Unlike grownups – once we cross the toddler years, the innocence fades. We begin to think we can handle life ourselves. We plague ourselves with doubts within and fears without. We always ask why? before we do what God says. We begin to question and sulk terribly at every reprimand. We do things in our own way – and we self-destruct.

How do we receive God’s kingdom [all of God’s plans, graces, promises, purposes and blessings for our lives]? It is to accept it in the simplicity of a child – with utmost trust and happiness and eagerness.

If we say that God, the father has our best interest at heart, then, shouldn’t you, the child ought to believe him completely?

Happy weekend,

Toluwanimi