Introducing “Snippets”

ihola!

I’m trying a new thing on the heirwalk blog. For uhm… I don’t know how long, I will share some thoughts, prayers and anecdotes (both personal and excerpted) in typographic form.

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HeirWalk is simply a journey through life’s uncharted terrain with God as my guide. In heirwalk snippets (this initiative), I want you to, at least, observe and pick a thing or two from my journey.

Watch out for it as often as the Muse suggests something to me.
Ciao!

Toluwanimi

Muse in this

Hello,

I do not know what this post will do to you, but muse on it, and share your feedback. Love to hear it.

Great people didn’t just happen to be great. In fact,  many were born physically “imperfect.” And most retained that tinge throughout their lives…

But they just had a larger than life encounter that wrecked them out of their comfort zone and infused into them a passion that consumed them so much that they were willing to take many risks in realizing it, and they became changed in the process.

Many weren’t refined and presentable (clean shaven or smooth skinned as many would prefer them to be) so they were treated with subtle contempt. Many didn’t have it all figured out, but were just living by faith, which angered many more people. Their lives were just too “edge of the cliff” windy.

Many of them made mistakes in the process of learning, which people saw – and didn’t even tag these people great until after they were dead.

Many were not materially high statured, but they fulfilled the well of purpose deep within.

And God gave them a thumbs up!

#Musing

Cheers,
Toluwanimi

What’s up with Donut

“What’s up with Donut?”

Over a meal. In a call or a whatsapp chat. On face to face encounters.

That question always chimes a chord in my heart. People have heard me speak. Or read my posts and blogs. Some have financially supported me. They have heard the guy who shared that he has a heart for young people and that God has given inspiration to write a book that will transform their lives. They,have put in time, prayer, gift or money to this Vision.

Now they are asking for the delivery of the vision.

I am encouraged and as well challenged by statements like these. They remind me that when a person speaks, people take him serious until he gives them reason not to.

My prayer today is that Gods vision in my heart will not grow dim: That I will deliver all God wants me to for this generation and die empty.

Dnt forget to Appreciate the God who involves man in His grand plan.

Cheers

Toluwanimi

A reminder

On November 22, 2014, after ten years of conscious learning and growing in the faith, I penned the first words of Donut. Nine days later, I completed the first draft, and God seemed to be leading me to publication. It’s not my first creative work, but will be my first published work. I realized I could not do it alone, so like Nehemiah, I shared the vision to a few friends who have lent helping hands.

Since then, work has been on to see that the book gets published before 2014 ends [by His grace]. Through ups and downs, thick and thin, God has enabled us pull through and retain our vision: to see this book that highlights the secrets to a fulfilled life, delivered to young people in schools, churches, youth groups/camps FREE.

It’s eleven months now.

Time has passed, but the project remains strong in the hearts of those who have bought into it. We want this book to be powerful in its message, to be of standard quality and to reach the intended audience at record time.

This blog is to remind you not to forget to raise us up in prayers as you go about your daily life endeavours that:

-God will fulfill His word by raising up financial support for quality publishing and packaging of the book and also for the series of events in our coming book tour schedule [The Core Campaign]

-God will make the hearts of the young people that read this book receptive to the message that the power of God might cause transformation in their lives.

-God will continue to guide us in the process of publishing and the planning of the Campaigns, that we will listen to His voice per time for best output.

We believe that when people willing support a divinely led vision, it becomes a reality. Exodus 36:7.

You will find updates about the book, campaigns and more on http://www.eatyourdonut.wordpress.com. If you do not know about The motif and want to be a part of it, request for The Motif by replying this email. State “Motif” in subject box.

Also, a new website will open soon.

Thank you for your support.

Toluwanimi

Burn the chaff and reignite your passion

Hello,

I have been recouping at home but my mind has been very busy and my spirit ever alive.

This morning, I woke up to hear my mum praying. .. a practice she has kept for as long as I can remember…
While I struggled with my neck collar and residual pains, I managed to start praying.
But I couldn’t keep awake. Well this was largely due to d fact that i needed to rest.

When I woke up, her friend came visiting and my mum offered her food.  She declined saying “after I woke up at three and prayed, I had a stomach upset…”

As I had my quiet time,
I picked it in my spirit: “these women are nearing their sixties yet they kept cherishing the sweet fragrance of consistent communion. No wonder their lives will ever be examples…”

I say, we young people are finding it difficult to maintain the glow in our spiritual lives. We are prone to easily  lose steam…
This is a crucial time in our lives-strength,  energy, enthusiasm burgeons from within.
But there are many weights,  preferences and besetting sins tripping  us up.

Please burn the chaff and reignite your passion for God.

Our generation is taking over the platform.  What shall we offer posterity?

When shall we innovative,  when shall we lead, when shall we offer impact to the world?

We are plagued by ‘necessary distractions’, comfort, lassitude and half-heartedness. When will we wrench ourselves?  And gain freedom?

God has got great exploits in store for you… when shall you begin to walk in purpose?

Start strong!
Do not lose steam!
Discard weights and besetting sins!
Discover Gods will. Eph5:15-17
Run with patience!

QUIT THE DONUT LIFE. LIVE FULFILLED. LIVE THE INTENTIONAL LIFE!

As you get angry,

Babarinde Joshua Toluwanimi

Nb: share your desperation, anger or resolutions about the donut life of emptiness!

My Creed

Hello friend,

Today, I designed a little image to depict what HeirWalk stands for… just as a reminder to you. Here:

heirwalk creed

So as you see, the purpose of the post in HeirWalk is summed up in these four words: Connect. Learn. Grow. Shine.

I figure the best thing that can happen to you in your life’s journey is to find God and the abundant life He offers. So, I have put up HeirWalk Blog and print/digital digest to stimulate you to connect to God, the source of all life. First. Then you learn from Him about Himself, his beautiful plan for your life and the adventure He has set before you with all the benefits and responsibilities. You also learn about yourself and even how this life works. While this goes on, you will grow in wisdom and knowledge. Then it’s certain you will shine in life and eternity.

But you do not pick one and discard the others. It’s not one of these: it’s all of these working together like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. The four has to run together. Keep connecting, keep learning, keep growing, keep shining! It’s a race, a journey, a flight!

So as you look through HeirWalk blog or digest, ask yourself what each of the stories, articles, illustrations etc teach you about these four steps – Connecting to God, Learning from God, Growing in God, and shining in life.

I hope I have given you a little perspective to things. Thank you for reading to this point.

By the way, I have posted a new article on the eatyourdonut blog I put up for my new book coming soon. You can check it here: Donut.

Thanks!

P.S.: HeirWalk 11 is still available by clicking here

Toluwanimi

 

Permanently Naive

I visited my cousins for the first time in Abuja, many miles away from my house.   I was naïve a visitor at first – they got everything I needed for me but after staying for few days, I became an expert in finding my way around the house. And it was natural – I was expected to have gleaned few things. After the first night, I learnt where the toothpaste was kept and where the waste bin was, also to know drinking water apart from water for domestic chores. Things like that.

When you go to a place for the first time, you are necessarily naïve and are treated as such – you are served food, shown the way to the toilet…  But no one wants to remain naïve, no one likes to. Even if I wanted to, no one would give me the indulgence. I would be reminded: ‘you should have known your way around’ or someone will quip ‘don’t you know?’

Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;  – Eph 2:19

Yes, don’t you know? or do you want to be permanently naïve?

Coming into the kingdom of God is pretty much like that. You were once rightfully naïve to God’s ways and systems, even if you were born in Church. No one expects you to know much anyway.

But they also do not expect you to remain that way. You need to know your way around, to explore and to pick up things yourself. You were at first a stranger, outside the kingdom, then you were welcomed by God. Now you are not expected to remain naïve – you are expected to act like a true citizen who will explore the riches of the kingdom. One who will live by the principles of the kingdom and not pass by nonchalantly what makes the kingdom stand – righteousness. One who will learn to live by faith.

As you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so continue to live in him.  Keep your roots deep in him and have your lives built on him. Be strong in the faith, just as you were taught, and always be thankful.  Be sure that no one leads you away with false and empty teaching that is only human, which comes from the ruling spirits of this world, and not from Christ. – Col 2:6-8 [NCV]

That is what it means to GROW. You only are handed serious matters of the kingdom of God when you cease to be naïve. Get serious. Get determined. Some of us like to be permanently naïve about the kingdom of God. No one’s going to pamper you.

When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I stopped those childish ways. – 1Co 13:11

True citizens learn how to get things done by studying the package of God, which is like a concealed parcel. He expects you to stop being naïve and start unwrapping the package by growing in knowledge.

Learn. Explore. Grow. Jesus died for this!

Toluwanimi

This week, in what ways could you improve on your knowledge of God?

Let me box you

Boxing Day – everyone knows it’s a day after Christmas. But what does it mean? I’m sure I will be right if I say that you do not know what the day represents. Don’t feel bad [many people do not know].

Boxing Day isn’t about throwing fists at each other but boxing gifts for each other. Today reminds us of the importance of giving. It tells us to box good things and give. Let me box you a gift: that’s what it means.

Romans 8:32 – He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?

The first giver was God. He still is. He gave Christ and all other things we need every day – freely and abundantly. He gives us our breath, the beautiful sun, flowers; the intelligence man boasts of, beauty we go crazy about, the opportunity to know Him personally and the Spirit that empowers us to do exploit.  He gives us talents too!

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While the devil gives us small costly things, Jesus freely gives big things. This should remind us to share the greatest gift, Christ Jesus, with others as we have received, through our words, deeds and life.

Matthew 10:8- Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.

But you know, God freely gives us so we can freely give too. His grace is not to be hoarded but to be distributed to profit everybody – to draw people to the Kingdom and to strengthen those in it already. Doing less is falling short of His expectations.

Mat 5:14-16 – Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Everywhere we go, we should remember that we can give too. The world is dark. Evil prevails and permeates everywhere. But Christ came to give light. He has released it to those who believe and he expects us to give light to others. We are lights of the world – we should give our lights to illuminate dark places.

1 Corinthians 2:12 – Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.

So now, many people do not know they have been given all they need to liv a godly and abundant life. They suffer in the midst of plenty. Once you connect to Christ by believing on Him and accepting Him, eternal life and a lifetime of blessing was credited to your account.

It is your duty to get to the depth of knowledge and mine the riches. Then give freely!

Cheers,

Toluwanimi

Timely Message from the Householder

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For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.  – 2 Corinthians 4:6

Have you received that light?Look into the face of Christ Today!

They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed. – Psalms 34:5

The commemoration of the Birth of Christ is not a joke. It is not merely one of the holidays on the Calendar. It is the Season of Light – the celebration of the birth of the Saviour, Jesus Christ. But it sounds stupid to some people:

For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. – 1Corinthians 1:18

If it sounds foolish to you, then you might be on a downward spiral to doom. Because no one gets this love package of God and remains the same. The gift box remains open:

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. – John 3:16

So, I guess you need to make a Choice now:

And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.  – Joshua 24:15 

I have chosen the Living God. I have chosen Christ. The ball is in your court. No the switch in in your hand.

God strikes a good bargain with you:

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. – Matthew 11:28 

Accept his offer and call upon him:

For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. – Romans 10:13

God bless you!

© 2013 TreasureHouse Media

What’s on your mind?

Merry-Christmas

Facebook always asks me what’s on my mind? there is always something on our minds as human beings… but what is it?
Is it really the posts we place on our wall? is it really the pictures we post or the status updates?
I think what’s on our minds is deeper than that: We’re tired of the rat race. Of the low life: empty on the inside despite being full and garnished on the exterior. I think what’s on our mind is how to get out of the busy but unfulfilled life. And that is what I’m writing about today.

God gave it. The angels declared it. The shepherds published it and mankind is to receive it – THE PEACE, JOY AND GOODWILL THAT CAME THROUGH CHRIST.

Hope comes!Hallelujah!
Have you received Him?

Merry Christmas!

Heirwalk 10 is here: heirwalk 10

Joshua