My Heartcry

Hey everyone! After a long day of doing nothing in particular, I cried. I wanted to pour everything in my heart out.

Whenever you feel like crying, don’t hold back. Just cry it out. You will be relieved.

I thought of my past, situations around me, my environment,trying to live up to the standard the society requires. I thought of my future, why things are just not working the way i thought it should work out. Why everybody dont think the way they should and all sort of things.

Everything around me seems old. Old, I mean the normal way things are done.I want something new. Something different,extraordinary. Something called CHANGE. I’m tired of living the old. I just wanted to cry more. While crying, a song came to my mind. While singing I kept on crying. It goes thus:

LORD, I give You my heart

I give You my soul

I live for You alone

Every step that I take

Every moment I’m awake

LORD,have Your way in me.

I concluded that everything is in Him and from Him. If i want this change, He will be the one to put it me to actualize it.This is my sincere prayer. For Lord to take control of everything about me. Heal my heart and clean it with His blood.

Well, that’s where I’ll wrap it up. There is a reason the song came to my mind at that particular time. I just wanted to share how my day went. I hope you are blessed by it. God bless you all.

Oyin loves you

God loves you more.

Behind The Smiles

BEHIND THE SMILES are……..

Pains,tears,trials, frustrations, depressions, sadness, defeats

Hopelessness,fears,questions, brokenness, temptations

Embarrassments, coincidences, denials, feelings

Threats,requests, desires,heartcries,loneliness

But……….

We chose to smile!

Can I see you smiling?

Poem For The Day:Ambush by Gbemisola Adeoti

Ambush

The land is a giant whale
that swallows the sinker,
with hook, line and bait
aborting dreams of a good catch
fishers turn home at dusk
blue Peter on empty ships
all Peters with petered out desires.

The land is a saber-toothed tiger
that cries deep in the glade
While infants shudder home
the grizzled ones snatch their gut
from bayonets of tribulation
halting venturous walk at dusk

The land is a giant hawk
that courts unceasing disaster
as it hovers and hoots in space

The land lies patiently ahead
awaiting in ambush
those who point away from a direction
where nothing happens toward the shore of possibilities.

Poem For The Day:Ambush by Gbemisola Adeoti

Ambush

The land is a giant whale
that swallows the sinker,
with hook, line and bait
aborting dreams of a good catch
fishers turn home at dusk
blue Peter on empty ships
all Peters with petered out desires.

The land is a saber-toothed tiger
that cries deep in the glade
While infants shudder home
the grizzled ones snatch their gut
from bayonets of tribulation
halting venturous walk at dusk

The land is a giant hawk
that courts unceasing disaster
as it hovers and hoots in space

The land lies patiently ahead
awaiting in ambush
those who point away from a direction
where nothing happens toward the shore of possibilities.

Alagbada Ina by Nathaniel Bassey

Hello everyone! How are you doing today? I hope you are great! We are going to be looking at a song, titled “Alagbada Ina”. What is Alagbada Ina? Its a yoruba word. It means “The ONE clothed in Fire” and of course you should know the person I’m referring to. He is incomparable. He alone receives all the Glory and Honour. I woke up this morning with this song in my mouth and thought I should share it. I would love you to download it and praise GOD like never before. I don’t know why it’s this song? but I felt glad when I sang it in the morning. I felt reassured and happy. It doesn’t matter what I’m passing through, I will still worship your Name. I don’t have it all, I will bow to you. No matter my tears,smiles, pains,I will be at Your Feet! Hallelujah somebody! Make sure you download it, follow the lyrics and flow with the song. I love you,GOD loves you more. Kisses.

Alagbada Ina
The one who’s clothed with fire
Your voice resounds like thunder
We glorify your name
Alagbada Ina
The one with eyes of fire
Your name is full of wonders
Come and manifest yourself

You are the Holy one
Dwelling in light so bright
You made the sun and the moon
But you shine brighter than all
As we rejoice and call upon your name
Please come and take your place
And manifest yourself

All things are possible
Nothing is hard for you
If we believe in your name
And we can stand on your word
These are the days
Of signs and wonders
Days of miracles and power
You will manifest your self

Mountains will flow down
And darkness will flee
Adversaries surrender
At the sound of your voice
Fire is burning
Revival is here
The nations will worship
Worship Jesus alone

“Aunty, Thank you”

Hey everyone! I’m delighted to publish my third blogpost. It is not as if I will be counting it.lol. Today’s post is about an appreciation from a young girl. And I will be telling you about what I do.

These words of a young girl made me glad and got me thinking. What led to this words? Well, before I tell you why she said so, I will start by telling you what happened the whole day.

I run a christian charitable organisation. Its called The allys club(TaC). In the club, we create hope to the less privileged and the needy. We had a project on February 14 which is well known for the celebration of valentines day. I, my team and volunteers decided to show True love to the children of a rural community. This community is called Ago-Egun(its a yoruba word). Its inhabited by the ilajes and Eguns. These people basically know how to swim without being taught because its inborn. Its natural to them. Besides they live on water. Some days before February 14,when my team and I was surveying the place, we saw young children swimming. At first they didn’t want to take pictures but eventually did. I wish I had the pictures here. But don’t worry I could probably publish a blogpost on my experience on February 14. When we got to a place, we had to walk on planks on water to get to the community. On that day, one of the volunteers almost drowned. It was funny and wasn’t either. He had to rush home and change his clothes. I was confident because I had had this thought “when GOD sees His children, HE got them covered. I kept everything into GOD’S hands. I said, “you know what LORD,take the wheels and drive” and HE truly did.

How was it possible to walk on water with planks without drowning? Its not possible. These people had done bridges severally but flooding from the main water on the island comes with force to their community therefore breaks the bridge and hinders students from going to school. Which happens to be on the other side. Alongside with the force, strong leaves/plants comes along with the water. Basically leaves that grows on water. They are strong enough to carry human beings. So, under the planks, are thick plants. I don’t know the name of those plants but if you have an idea of it, you could drop it in the comments box below. Hoping to hear from you on what it might be called. An assignment for nature lovers. Lol.

Furthermore, we shared sweets,food and clothes. They had so much fun

Bolu, Seun Akiti, me,team member Seun

Well that’s me on white,my cofounder Bolu and guest speaker Seun Akiti, founder of upgrade conference and March to transformation class(M2T).

What made me happier and what I tell people is “passing through pain to put smiles on people’s faces worth it”. I believe in that. If I do this indirectly, I know how and what they feel. As a result of this, I, my friend and other female volunteers did the cooking. We didn’t call anyone to come do the cooking for us. Yes it was stressful. Cooking for almost 200 children was a whole lot of work. Like I said earlier, at first i got scared. You can see me putting my thumb in my mouth. I was like what will I say? I just kept everything into my FATHER’S Hands.

After having a long day of making this outreach a success, I headed back home with a big pot in my hands. I had to take a bus home. People in the bus were staring at me. Questions like why is this girl carrying a big pot filled their faces. Not minding them or what they had to say, I carried the pot with pride.lol.

When I got to my bus stop, it was already dark. I had to wait for my dad to come pick me. I was tired and sleepy. I just wanted to be on my bed and sleep. While waiting for my dad, I sat on a meridian with iron barriers firmly stood on it. While sitting, a young girl from the other side of the iron barrier called me and said, “Aunty, can you help me pass that carton?” When I looked at the ground, I saw a piece of carton lying on the ground. I tried passing it to her but I couldn’t. The iron barriers where too high that I couldn’t throw it to her , it was firm on the meridian, I couldn’t pass it to her from under. I just told her,”I’m sorry dear, I can’t pass it”. I thought she had gone. I was just on the lookout for my dad. Then all of a sudden, she said, “Aunty, thank you”. I turned, looked at the ground, the piece of carton was gone. It then dawned on me that she had taken it. I smiled and replied “you are welcome dear”.

Now, I will run us through some lessons learned. It was days after I realised, that experience meant something. But before we run through the lessons, let me quickly chip this in.

Everything that happens to us, happens for a reason. No matter how little it is, take it serious. Nothing happens carelessly but to either learn, teach or encourage someone

Feel free to add yours in the comments box.

Lessons learned

  1. Never underestimate the power of a child: children are known for their strong ability to do something. The way u acted when you were a child isnt the way you act now. As an adult, there are things we can’t do that a child can do. They love exploring. They want to know why this is so, how to do this and trust me, that’s the beauty of childhood-the ability to lean on something when you become an adult, to laugh at the stupid things you did when you were young. That’s truly the beauty. Let them enjoy do not deprive them from doing so.
  2. Keep trying: the young girl in the context, kept trying. She didn’t give up. If she had would she have appreciated me? Even knowing fully well I did help her while she was trying. What is your driving force? Whenever you fall, what makes you to rise up and keep trying? Tbh, we need to emulate some behaviours of children. Children have these courageous spirit. I would love you to watch your child or anyone young around you and see what you can learn from them. Why do you think JESUS pointed out the fact that it is only when you become like a child, you belong to the kingdom of GOD?

Mark 10:14-15 (goodnews bible)

“When JESUS saw this, He became angry and said,”let the children come to me! Dont try to stop them. People who are like these little children belong to the kingdom of GOD. I promise you that you cannot get into GOD’S Kingdom, unless you accept it the way a child does”

3. Don’t look down on somebody or something: if I had ignored her, what would have happened? She was happy someone could hear her out. If it were to be an arrogant person or a frustrated person, they would have ignored and walked away. Don’t judge easily, hear people out. You reason why millions are still living. If you behave somehow how will you save lives? Or dont you know, you are sent hear on earth to make a difference? Win souls in every areas of life? How well do you treat your neighbour? Not only the ones beside where you live.lol. looking down on something on the other hand, is not seeing beyond the thing. This is where creativity &innovation comes In. A piece of carton could be used to build a carton house perfect for projects. I didn’t see any good in the carton but the girl did. Not only cartons, what of a strap of yarn? I’m basically in love with crochet.lol.plastics, nylons,fabrics. This are called DIY. A perfect example is William Kamkwamba of Malawi. He made windmills from car and bicycle spare parts. How creative are you?

4. Engagement: To engage means to suceed in attracting and keeping somebody’s mind,attention and intrest. Children love doing this a lot. But the question is how do we react to their actions? Nag? do you engage them so as to flow with them or Ignore them because they are young? Do you need to stoop low to get things done? How often do you engage your children? Or those around you?

5. Mind your language: watch what you say to children and adults. They are quick to learn. Also what you watch with them. Learn to use words that makes your fellow human beings happy. Not only children but humans in general. Words like- you look great, dearie, you are welcome, stay blessed etc. Positive words!

That’s where I will wrap it up for today. I’m sorry it this long. but I hope you are blessed by it. Here, we say “chop kiss”-it means pecks on the cheek. We say it to express true love to people. So………

Chop kiss everyone. Lol

Got to go

Bye

One more thing

Oyin loves you

GOD loves you more

Okay, bye now.

Footprints

I visited a school library around where I stay. I entered the library and decided to observe. That’s what I do basically and its part of me. I observed the pictures on the wall, they were filled with great words until I saw one that caught my eyes. It was titled “Footprints”. I read it and I was reassured of GOD’S love and protection. I had goosebumps that day. Lol. You know those kind of goosebumps that comes out when you know someone got your back,you know how powerful, wonderful marvellous, beautiful and loving that person is. So I decided to write it down hoping to post it here someday and yh, it finally here.

One night a man had a dream. He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the LORD. Across the sky flashed screen from his life. For each scene, he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand. One belonged to him and the other to the LORD.

When the last scene of his life flashed before him,he looked back at the footprints in the sand. He noticed that many times along the path of life,there was only one set of footprint. He also noticed that it happened at the lowest and saddest times in his life.

This really bothered him and he questioned the LORD about it. “LORD,YOU said that once I decided to follow you , you’d walk with me all the way. But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life, there’s only one set of footprint. I don’t understand why,when I needed YOU most YOU would leave me”.

The LORD replied “My precious, precious child, I love you and would never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering, when you only see one set of footprint, it was then,I carried you.

#copied.

Need I say more? one of my friend will always say “GOD has not bought you this far to dump you” why would he do that? We feel our ways are always right therefore HIS ways are harsh. But this “harsh ways” are what keeps us going. You may feel HE is far,gone,not hearing your prayers,heartcry. I’m here to tell you HE is. Don’t be surprised when HE tells you HE has been watching over you even in your unguarded hours. How much more now? That HE would think of leaving you. Get rid of that thought and stay in him. Never ever loose hope. HE is watching. Dont fall HIS hands. He got you covered.

Oyin loves you but GOD loves you more.

My first blogpost ever

Hey everyone, I’m oyinda and this is my first blogpost after a year of opening wordpress. Funny right? Yh, really funny. I’m back to give you the very best. Starting from what I love,feel,dislike, suggests etc. I’m a Christ lover and I will definitely be talking about my Friend, Lover&Saviour. I guess you all know him….JESUS CHRIST.

You might be wondering what the allys mean. Well, no need to look far. It simply means all areas of life. I coined it from all areas of life. Starting from spiritu-ally,ment-ally,nutrition-ally, emotion-ally etc. Ohhh! Yh, that’s right. So, this blog will take you round the department of life. Starting from the Creator of the Universe to the little things that matters. I hope you enjoy reading my blogpost,like,comment and be a blessing to others by sharing.

Oyin loves you but God loves you more