Welcome to September.
The ninth month of the year and naturally speaking , the ninth month is a time to bring forth that which was conceived.
Supernaturally, it is the season of visitation and manifestation, where expectations are divinely brought to pass.
September is a month of FRUITFULNESS, INCREASE and ABUNDANCE.
And that’s why I’m so excited about the theme:
||S H O W E R S||
Which I got from the title of the popular hymn,
Showers of Blessings
So this particular line stood out
“Mercy-drops round us are falling,
But for the SHOWERS we plead.”
Then God gave me this understanding,
For everything we obtain by God’s mercies,
We can obtain even MORE through his blessings!
And y’all know the conditions for his blessings? TRUST and OBEDIENCE. And in my christian journey, I have come to understand that they both go hand in hand.
It’s who we trust (totally) that we obey completely. The question is, how much am I (are we) willing to TRUST God? Because that’s what this month is about…
SHOWERS (Surplus, Abundance, Provision, Saturation, Sprinkling, Spraying, Engulfing, Flooding, Overwhelming...I could go on) of Blessings, through Trust and Obedience!!
So help me (us) God. Amen.
Let’s jump right into the September train, shall we?
I believe strongly in the efficacy of God’s word and that there is a WORD for every season.
So this word right here came as NEEDED…
“He has set the right time for everything. He has given us a desire to know the future, but never gives us the satisfaction of fully understanding what he does.”
Ecclesiastes 3:11 GNB
Equally amazing is this song,
Wonderful Wonder (Nathaniel Bassey)
which is also befitting for this season because my God is AWESOME like that.
1. Innovation And Entrepreneurship (Peter F. Drucker)
It is not good enough to offer the same product or the same service at a lower cost. There has to be something that distinguishes it from something that already exists.
2. Concerning Spiritual Gifts (Kenneth E. Hagin)
The fruit of the Holy Spirit is for HOLINESS, whereas the baptism of the Holy Spirit is for POWER.
3. Out Of Control And Loving It (Lisa Bevere)
Don’t be upset because you see other people’s blessings as a deduction from God’s ability to bless you. It did not come from your account but his, and he is unlimited.
4. The Power Of A Praying Wife (Stormie Omartian)
A wife can’t put pressure on her husband to be something, but she can pray for him to become it.
5. The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People (Stephen Covey)
If our feelings control our actions, it’s because we’ve abdicated our responsibility and empowered them to do so.
6. A Novel: The Witness (Dee Henderson)
It’s a Christian Fiction with just enough suspense to keep me interested. I’ve deliberately slowed down on turning the pages except during my “free time” so that I can get MORE important things (like drafting this blog post) done. I remember those days when I would stay up all night to finish reading novels. [Singing: I’ve been changed, healed, freed, delivered…😅]
7. The book of JEREMIAH (I’m on Chapter 25)
– Spanish [via Duolingo and Memrise]
– Igbo [via Ife Igbo Learner and Igbo Basic app]
Here are a few things I’ve been up to lately, asides sitting home and getting fat (the scale says I now weigh 55kg😫😱, and to think I was around 50 kg this time last year):
–On Managing Distractions
Some weeks back while reviewing my schedule and trying to re-organize my priorities, I discovered how easily distracted I am in between tasks. One moment I’m trying to complete a task, the next moment I’m flipping through my emails. Needless to say, lots of tasks take double/triple the time required to complete them. I’m learning to sit through what I’m doing at the moment before getting started on another, it’s a painfully slow process, but I’ll get there soon by God’s grace.
– From “To-Do Lists” to “Done Lists” and “Not-To-Do Lists”
Also, I’m gradually shifting away from having To-Do-Lists at the start of each day, to making Done-Lists (never knew that existed until recently) at the end of the day.
I also came across the idea of a Not-To-Do List recently, and discovered I mentally had such in place already (just added the last one, because checking emails are forever a distraction *sighs*)
– Skills Acquisition: Ankara crafts and designs
It’s been a long summer of learning how to make different accessories with the Ankara fabric and it’s almost a wrap. I’ll come up with pictures when the class is over.
– I recently went to see the Banana Island Ghost Movie with my homeys.
I’d give it a rating of 2.5/5 ⭐️⭐️ There were a few comic scenes and some not too funny ones.
– I’m FREE: After a few episodes of late night panic attacks following the home-theft incident I wrote about here,
I can finally sing, I’m free! Because here is what God’s word says:
“You need not fear any dangers at night or sudden attacks during the day”
Psalms 91:5 GNB
Inspiration from around the web:
– On Parenting