Light Up 

Light Up 

It’s been almost 2 weeks since the beginning of August, which means 2 weeks into our Month of The Shining Light! 
But 2 weeks in does not mean 2 Weeks left to shine your light or that your light should be getting dimmer with every passing moment. If anything, we should be getting brighter, the more we walk in the light. 

Just because it may seem like the month isn’t going exactly the way you thought it would doesn’t mean that there’s nothing to be happy about. 

Remember, we can create our own happiness, because everything we need to be successful and live a glorious life, is inside of us. 

We shouldn’t let circumstances determine our wellbeing and let seemingly negative situations dampen our light.

You were meant to shine and don’t let anybody or any situation try and tell you different. 

“You are the light of [Christ to] the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.” – Matthew 5:14-15.

When you feel like things aren’t going your way, remember that the glory of God is inside of you and that is a greater truth than what you may feel. This glory allows us to function in the excellence and greatness of God, because He is a part of us as we are in Him. 

Negative situations may come up to try and contradict God’s Word but the best thing for us to do is to keep the light inside of us burning and shining out, and to continue dwelling in the word and speaking the Word. 

We shouldn’t take the things of God for granted. 

The Word never gets old and never changes – so the same Word that said you were the light of the World yesterday is the same Word that is saying it today. And the more we walk with God and in His word, the more we discover the beauty of Him and eventually ourselves.

“But we Christians have no veil over our faces; we can be mirrors that brightly reflect the glory of the Lord. And as the Spirit of the Lord works within us, we become more and more like him.” – 2 Corinthians 3:18 

So, don’t forget who you are and never give up on the Word. When challenges come your way, believe in what God has said concerning you and confess it true. 

Darkness does not overcome you, because you have already overcome, so use your light to shine through. Light up your world for yourself and others. 

 

Keep Shining & Winning!✨👑


xoxo

– S.SAW

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The Shining Light

The Shining Light

 

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.  – Matthew 5:16 

Welcome to the Month of ‘The Shining Light’! ✨👑 

You know when you know, that something is just for you. That sure, everyone else can partake, but really, this is your Win? 🙌🏾😎

That’s how I’m feeling this month. 

July, (The Month of Expansion) was truly amazing and I thank God for all the opportunities that he blessed me with and doors he opened for me.

So, this month of August, the month of ‘The Shining Light’, I’m taking my expansion; my growth and flourishing, shining & winning like never before! 

And that should be the motive for all of us. 

Isaiah 60:1-3 says, 

Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you. See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the Lord rises upon you and his glory appears over you. Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn.

Do you know how awesome this is? 

Darkness everywhere, but YOU are the light that they will come to. This means we must be very special and very important if God has made us the light that guides others. And we shouldn’t forget this. You are important to God, to your nation, to the World 🌎 

Sometimes, we may not feel like a shining star, but I’ve come to realise that it’s not always about how you feel, but about who you are and who God has made you to be. Never lose your zeal for the Word of God, keep the fire burning through prayer and studying and being an active Christian.
Don’t wait for someone to make you happy, we already have joy inside of us. 


Everything you need is inside of you. All we have to do is create it, bring it out of us and walk in it – live in it, be it. 

And we should learn to share this joy with others. People should rejoice in our light. Be glad to be a Child of God and gladly bring others into the kingdom. Learn to love and be happy ❤️ 

Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.

 – Romans 12:11-13 

Keep Shining & Winning!✨👑
xoxo
– S.SAW

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Flourishing 

Flourishing 

First Post of The Year! Wow.

Happy New Year People! I’m sure the Year has been awesome for you so far.

At the Global New Years Service with Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, Pastor announced that 2017 was the Year of Flourishing✨👑.

He also mentioned that this year is split in three parts:
– Luxuriant Growth 🌴

– Significant Attainment ✅

– Persistent Productivity 💫

– FLOURISH 

You know, I looked up the word flourishing – nothing fancy, just typed it into google and these are a few of the definitions I got: 


This means that this year is going to be full of fast and successful growth. It means everything we do, everything we touch has to turn out well and will do so with immense speed, while keeping the upmost quality of production (including self-growth).

The first definition mentions that this growth is “especially as the result of a particularly congenial environment”. A synonym for congenial is “suitable”. 

So, in order for this healthy development, the correct environment is needed and what better suitable environment for Flourishing than in the Word of God?

One of the things I’ve learnt over the years is to not leave God out of your plans because when He is involved, success is 100% guaranteed. 

“The righteous will flourish like the palm tree [long-lived, upright and useful]; They will grow like a cedar in Lebanon [majestic and stable].” – Psalm 92:15 


– LUXURIANT GROWTH


Luxuriant relates to richness, abundance and thriving. This year, just like the palm tree, whatever the weather, time or place, know that you can and will thrive because the power to do so is within you and God has ordained it to be so. 

We should hold on to His word to allow healthy growth in every aspect of our lives (spiritually, mentally, financially, in love) and let go of things that could stunt growth.

“Those that be planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God. They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing.” – Psalm 92:13-14


– SIGNIFICANT ATTAINMENT


All those goals and plans and ideas we had for 2016 that for some reason or the other didn’t develop fully? Well that’s about to change. 

This year, be determined to let nothing stop you for attaining your goals, distractions and negativity may come for any or all directions but remember who you are and stay focused on the goal.

Just like the palm tree, that reaches its high point no matter the circumstance, we too can achieve news breaking, world shaking attainments. Believe in yourself and the one who made you and nothing can stop you.

“May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.” – Psalm 20:4


– PERSISTENT PRODUCTIVITY 


This year of flourishing God has ordained for us to be able to produce high-yielding results constantly. Remember that nothing matters that is against God’s Word that can affect your productivity.

Speak in tongues and spend time meditating on God’s Word to improve yourself and your ability to produce persistently successful and desired results.

“But they delight in doing everything God wants them to, and day and night are always meditating on his laws and thinking about ways to follow him more closely. They are like trees along a riverbank bearing luscious fruit each season without fail. Their leaves shall never wither, and all they do shall prosper.” – Psalm 1:2-3.

This year we are continuing the spreading, adding significant attainment and persistent productivity to our development, knowing that we are and everything that we do is useful. We’re spreading and doing it in style.

We shine✨ & We Win👑 
🌴Always 🌴

Keep Shining & Winning!✨👑
xoxo
– S.SAW

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And So This Is Christmas

And So This Is Christmas


Every year we get asked “So, what does Christmas mean to you?” And we usually list things such as ‘helping, love, family, joy’ & last but not least ‘Happy Birthday Jesus’. But I recently rewatched one of a Pastors, My Pastors (Rev. Chris Oyakhilome) Christmas messages and he put it in the most simplest, truthful and fun way using an Acrostic format. 

See below please. 😀💃🏾

All these wonderful things for one day!🎉😭

“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” – Isaiah 9:6 

Christmas all began because God loved us so much and He wants us to spread, share and show that love to everyone. Jesus came to give us life, that God-Kind of life, full of love and success and lacking in nothing! 

God is a Father, Our Father and all He wants us for us to be Happy and Love Him and Others like He loves us & He sent Jesus to help us to do this. No Father wants their child to Suffer! And Jesus being born and alive in us today is God’s way of making sure that never happens💪🏾. 

So, this is just a short post to say Merry Christmas, don’t forget that CHRIST is the reason for the season and I hope you had a wonderful or are having a wonderful time with the three F’s:

Family, Friends & Food!🎄🎁🎉😅

And I pray that your day is filled with laughter & Joy 😄✨

Remember to always show love ❤️, help others👫 & Share the Gospel – the Good News with someone today🙌🏾!

“Have courage and be kind” – Cinderella 

Keep Shining & Winning!✨👑

xoxo
– S.SAW
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Video

Moving Ahead

So the song this time for the playlist is Moving Forward by Israel Houghton, which fits the Word of the Month quite well I think.

My favourite line in this song is

“Such a freedom I have found in you”

This is my favourite line because it’s so true. In Christ we are free, free to be, free to do the great things God wants for us to do in life, nothing holding us back because we are wrapped up in Him and where He goes, we go.

“I will follow you forward”

Listen below to the Hezekiah Walker version or check out on YouTube (there are some amazing covers out there.) Confess too that you will follow the Lord because He knows what’s best for you and upward and forward doesn’t sound like a bad plan to me.

“I press on toward the goal to win the [supreme and heavenly] prize to which God in Christ Jesus is calling us upward.” – Philippians 3:14

The Message bible says “I’m off and running, and I’m not turning back” WOW, what a way to go with God, what a way to answer His call.

Keep Shining & Wining✨👑
Xoxo
-S.SAW

Moving Forward 

Moving Forward 

How amazing is it that the month ‘ishineiwin’ comes back is the same month that my Pastor announces is the month of “Moving Forward”. 

The plan was to come back in introducing the “Word of the Month” Segment. #Destiny 🙆🙌😂.

It’s good to be back: The hiatus wasn’t planned, but then I realised I had to stop talking🗣 for moment, listen👂and gain more understanding🕵️‍♀️ before I could go on – which is what I’ve been doing the past two months and we’re back!💃.


“Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding.” – Proverbs 4:7

During Pastor’s message of the month, the most important word for me which I took from it was that we shouldn’t ask God for progress and that we should make it. 


“But you, dear friends, use your most holy faith to build yourselves up even stronger.” – Jude 20a

In that scripture above, it says “build yourselves up”, that means it’s our responsibility to take the building materials God has given to us (His Word) and use that to advance in life, making our story one of success and victory. 

God has already given us everything we need, it’s already all inside of us and if we want something, all we have to do is reach in and take it and use it. Through His Word and answering His call, we have been given the ability to do all. 


“For His divine power has bestowed on us [absolutely] everything necessary for [a dynamic spiritual] life and godliness, through [a] true and personal knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence.” – 2 Peter 1:3

I’m so happy that this was the word of the month because, it was like someone knocked me on the head and was like “hello? Why have you stopped building? Whose responsibility do you think it is to sort your life out, love?” For a while, I had become complacent and I was just thinking, yeah yeah, no, yeah, God knows what I want to do, he’ll handle it for me.👌

That’s like being employed and your employer gives you materials and an instruction manual, then you start working but halfway through think, “Oh, the boss knows what needs to be done, he’ll do the rest.” But it’s YOUR job😳🙄. The boss has already done his part, the rest is up to you. I was playing myself to be honest.😅

We need to put our faith to work continuously and not lose sight of the bigger plans. 


“The whole Bible was given to us by inspiration from God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives; it straightens us out and helps us do what is right.” – 2 Timothy 3:16

We should use the word of God to build up are lives, to guide us in the right direction and keep us moving forward. 

Put your faith to work and make up your mind to win, always. 

Don’t choose to be a failure and don’t take your life lightly, God gave His son for us, I’d say that makes our lives pretty important and we should spend our time wisely; helping and inspiring others; spreading the gospel and always, consistently moving upwards and forwards. 

Don’t let your story stop here. God always has more instore for you. 


“God is able to make it up to you by giving you everything you need and more so that there will not only be enough for your own needs but plenty left over to give joyfully to others.” – 2 Corinthians 9:8

Keep Shining & Winning!✨👑
xoxo


– S.SAW

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A Sailor Went To Sea

A Sailor Went To Sea

            

A lot of times for us young people, when people ask us what we want to do with our lives it’s like “here we go again 🙄” And yes I agree, it can be annoying to be asked that all of your youthful life BUT really though, what are we doing? 

You can be anything and everything you want to be. You may not know it straight away but that is what prayer and The Holy Spirit is there for, to guide us on our right path to success and a victorious life. 

The Holy Spirit will help guide you to make the right choices. He lives inside of us and is ready to help us fulfil God’s best plan for our lives. 


Without guidance from God, law and order disappear, but God blesses everyone who obeys his Law. – Proverbs 29:18

You don’t have to feel lost or confused or as if you don’t know who you are or what to do or like there is not order to your life. 

The best thing to do is allow Him to lead and direct us and that way, we are sure we cannot fail in whatever it is we do.     


Your ears will hear a word behind you, “This is the way, walk in it,” whenever you turn to the right or to the left. – Isaiah 30:21 

We shouldn’t rely on just ourselves and our own knowledge of life and situations, but on God. He is the one who gives our lives a meaning and we should trust in Him to make our lives beautiful successes through listening, acting and confessing His word and following His plan. 


Trust in and rely confidently on the Lord with all your heart. And do not rely on your own insight or understanding. – Proverbs 3:5 

As a child of God, we come from a line of winners, champions, the victors. We have been graced with the awesomeness of God🤔. To put it short – we’re pretty special👀😎 #Justsaying😄

So, never let anyone tell you that can’t do anything or be anything and don’t let anything stop you, including yourself. Dive deeper into what’s in store for you, think about and speak into your future. 

Don’t let only what you can see from your boat be all that there is. There’s always more under the surface …

Keep Shining & Winning!✨👑

xoxo


– S.SAW

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