BIBLICAL INSPIRATION

Let each one of us make it a practice to please (make happy) his neighbour for his good for his true welfare, to edify him [to strengthen him and build him up spiritually]. Rom 15:2 (Amplified Bible)

Friday, 22 January 2016

FOREWORD of upcoming book

Hi Christoggers!

This is the FOREWORD of my upcoming book 'ORDER MY STEPS: Surrendering to the will of God for my life'. The book is due to be released next month (February 2016). 


With hindsight it is believed, that one would have or better still, could have done things differently. There is however an important factor needed: God. When God is NOT involved in our planning, neither hindsight nor foresight could have made or can make any plan better. When I only knew about Jesus but had not accepted Him as my Lord and Saviour, my plans and decisions were based on my feelings and what I enjoyed doing. My life was like a jigsaw puzzle and I simply assembled the well-shaped pieces to satisfy the cravings of my flesh.

When God puts together the pieces of our lives, He doesn’t just take the well-shaped manufactured pieces but uses the cut-offs, broken and factory-rejected pieces to produce an image that is complete in every dimension. We sometimes think it unfair when instead of adjusting our plans, God turns them completely upside down. You were heading north and God redirects your route southward. Could He not do whatever He needed to do in the north as well? Does God not know how inconveniencing and disrupting it is to start all over again?

There are two answers to help you understand the reasons behind this. Firstly, we usually do not ask God from the very start about which direction we should go in. We make study plans based on the career we deem to be the best for us and off we go to college or university. We join the rat race of working to live and somewhere along the road, frustration sets in. Now we desperately need God to intervene and He does things only one way – His way!

Secondly and I know this may be unpalatable for you but God is God and He can do whatever he chooses to do! We plan our lives based on time measured in units of seconds to years; God is however not time-focused but season-focused. When the bible refers to time, it’s not the time on the 24-hour clock but a season. God, who planned and knitted us perfectly together, had every moment of each season of our lives pre-planned:

You saw me before I was born.
Every day of my life was recorded in your book.
Every moment was laid out
before a single day had passed.
Psalm 139:16 (NLT)

Just like we are used to the weather seasons and dress accordingly, we need to dress according to the spiritual season we are in. If we put on winter coats in a hot summer season, we would feel very uncomfortable. If we decide to be scantily clothed in the winter, there would be dire consequences! In like manner, fighting against the season God has put us in and being rebellious against His specific plans for us will leave us badly scorched.


I have and am still learning to surrender to the will of God for my life. It’s not a one-off surrender that takes care of everything but a moment by moment surrender that teaches me to trust and lean on God. Most importantly, I am learning not to put God into a box as I venture on this new walk of faith.

Hope you were blessed. Till next time, keep on walking in Christ!

Yorz-in-Christ,

Funmi Akinmade

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Time to think

Hi Christoggers!
...about my calling!

ARE YOU WONDERING WHY THERE ARE NO NEW POSTS? IT'S BECAUSE I AM TAKING SOME TIME OUT TO GET SOME CLARITY ABOUT THE THINGS GOD HAS LAID ON MY HEART. IN THE MEANTIME, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO READ THROUGH ANY OF THE 1OO+ POSTS HERE. I PRAY YOU WILL BE BLESSED! THANK YOU FOR STOPPING BY :))

TILL NEXT TIME, KEEP ON WALKING IN CHRIST!

YORZ-IN-CHRIST,

FUNMI 'LAHYORZ' AKINMADE




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Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Lahyorz in Christ turns 4!

Hi Christoggers!
Lahyorz in Christ turns 4!

As I wrote to update you last week about what had been happening to me, I had completely forgotten that I needed to write one more post before taking a break from the blog. This week is a special one: 'Lahyorz in Christ' is 4 years old!

I give all the glory to God, who told me on that Tuesday evening, the 7th of Sept 2011, to 'sit down and write a blog', though I had no clue about blogging! These past 4 years have been a time of walking and running with God, as well as growing and learning to trust him. It has not only been a time of sowing into your lives but of learning so much from you. I have had to think a lot about what it means to be a christian and been encouraged to grow through difficult times, as I learned to 'stop drinking the milk but instead, to start feeding on the meat' of the Word.

The BEST of all has been YOU! You have allowed me to sow into your lives, to pray with and for you, to be a shoulder to lean on and thus, encouraged me to be obedient to this calling and the fulfilment of the purpose of this blog:

Let each one of us make it a practice to please (make happy) his neighbour for his good for his true welfare, to edify him [to strengthen him and build him up spiritually]. Rom 15:2 (Amplified Bible)

THANK-YOU for the privilege of being a part of your christian journey and the pleasure of having you as part of mineThis is however not the end of our journey together; the next phase for Lahyorz in Christ is re-structuring the posts into more useful materials in the form of books. The Lord has confirmed this, the process has begun and by the special grace of God, the first book will be my 'special birthday' present to you - in January 2016! Till next time, keep on walking in Christ!

Yorz-in-Christ,

Funmi 'Lahyorz' Akinmade


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