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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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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Year of Spreading

Year of Spreading

Follow this wonderful Blog by my S.I.C’s for more awesomely inspiring posts.

Stay Blessed. This is too much. #spreading

Keep Shining & Winning ✨👑
xoxo
– S.SAW

Christ In Action

2016 has been declared our “Year Of Spreading” 

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The Lord has spoken to us this year of 2016. Now let’s keep running with this word “It Is My Year Of Spreading” This means a year of the spreading of gospel, the message all that concerns you will spread in every direction.

Matthew 13:33 “He told them another parable: The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into about sixty pounds of flour until it worked all through the dough.”

There is a message the Lord has given to the world and it will spread all over the earth it will be like the yeast in the dough. It doesn’t matter how small you start off, it doesn’t matter how small your idea may seem or how low your grades are etc it will spread it will increase this year. It cannot be stopped! Your expansion, your…

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Be Prepared

Be Prepared

Hey guys!

I trust everyone’s week has been blessed!

Since the first post was just a post to launch us into the new year, I’ll say welcome again and thanks for reading.

I know most of us will have gone back to school or work this week (not me though #onemoreweekoffreedom👌) and so the “chaos” begins. School runs, exams, repeatedly checking bus times, rush hour and all that jazz. But while everything seems to be moving at full speed already, we mustn’t forget ourselves or be lost in the confusion.

Over the next few weeks is the perfect time to plan and prepare yourself for the year ahead. Instead of rushing into things, we should take time to pray and plan out our days. Now that we’ve gotten back on schedule, we can carefully and appropriately apply God’s Word to our daily lives and agenda’s.

We should take time to meditate and pray so that we will continue to grow and achieve all that we can. Don’t underestimate yourself or God. If He can do all things and He lives in us, then surely that means so can we! As Christians whatever we do will prosper, so don’t worry about how fast everything seems to be moving right now set your focus on Jesus and do not be distracted. Sometimes we may feel like we’re too busy dealing with life to study the word or to take time out to pray, but we have to remember that there’s always time for God.

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You’ll even start to notice that the more time you spend with God and His Word, the smoother things start to run. This is because by praying and studying (especially in the mornings) you have set yourself to have a great day already. There is no way your day cannot be blessed after you’ve spent time talking with God and confessing His word!

Keeping our minds focused on God and His word will surely certify us a life of true success. Our minds are a doorway to our spirit, and out of our spirit are the issues of life. This is why we have to get God’s word into our system, to prepare ourselves correctly for a positive change in any situation or circumstance.

You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. – Isaiah 26:3

You have to understand this: we have been raised with a new kind of life. And some people won’t/don’t get that. So don’t expect everybody to just accept at first. They may look at you strangely and even ask what’s gotten into you this new year, just tell them “the Word of God” and smile!

There are Scars out there looking for a Simba to destroy, but remember in The Lion King, Simba was the son of a King and therefore an heir to the throne, he was destined for greatness and once he accepted that and acted upon it no one could stop him for taken what was rightfully his. (I know it’s a Lion King reference, but the principle is the same 😀)

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Don’t let people’s opinions or negative actions stop you from shining!

Be prepared to pray more than ever.

Be prepared to study more than ever.

Be prepared to grow more than ever.

Be prepare to shine and win like never before.

This year let people know just how Great our God is!

And if [we are His] children, [then we are His] heirs also: heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ [sharing His spiritual blessing and inheritance], if indeed we share in His suffering so that we may also share in His glory. – Romans 8:17

So this week make it your mission to spend more time with God so that he can prepare you for what’s to come.

Keep Shining & Winning
xoxo
– S.SAW
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Happy New Year

Happy New Year

New Year, New Me

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Happy New Year Lovelies!

Welcome to 2016. A Year sure to be full of amazing and wonderful things.

This is the first official post of ‘iShineiWin’ and what better way to launch a blog than with a post welcoming you to the new year!

The 1st of January is usually the day when a lot of people realise that the promises they made to themselves (and to God) may be harder than they thought to keep. Then usually over the next few days that follow, the plans you had for “new year, new me” start to unravel before your eyes and you realise that you’ve become so accustomed to failing at keeping resolutions, it doesn’t even phase you anymore and has even become a running joke.

A dear S.I.C posted on this on Facebook not too long ago:

“That ‘new year, new me’ statement just doesn’t make sense to me to be honest. Unless you’re giving your life to Christ on the 1st Jan… #JustSayin”

When I saw this I was quick to like that post. I was just like “Yes, tell them. Tell. Them.”

However, I’m sure at the time a lot of us do mean it, who doesn’t want to be the best of themselves? And just like I thought the new year would be a good time to launch my blog, some of us thought it would be a good time to renovate ourselves. But it’s easy to fall back into an old routine when you don’t have the right mind set to stop you from doing so. I mean, saying we’re going to change is very different from actually doing so and for some reason once we try to make that change it can seem like the hardest thing in the world.

How about in this new year, we don’t try to be anything, we just be. Sometimes when the word ‘try’ is put in front of something it can seem like that thing you’re ‘trying’ to do becomes a chore or a task. Not to go all Yoda on you guys but,

“Do or do not. There is no try.”

You can be everything God wants you to be and more if you only allow yourself to let go and let God. Stop trying to be a “better person”, start declaring that you have the life of God in you and nothing can stop you from achieving your goals for 2016! Speak right! Don’t admit defeat before you’ve even taken a step towards victory.

Have the mind set that anything is possible with God, including all you want to be and do in this new year. Give your body to The Word. God’s Word brings us faith, hope, strength and direction. We don’t have to look anywhere else for these things. Let the word of God shine through you, increase you and upgrade you. Be conscious of your origin.

“You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world” – 1 John 4:4

We must learn to confess the right things concerning our lives. The word of God has creative power to transform our lives. It brings only good things to us and transforms circumstances that may seem hopeless in our lives, making them a testimony instead.

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And also pray. God wants us to talk to him and he has so much to say to us. He is more willing to give to us then we are willing to receive. I don’t think the God that gave his son for us, wants anything less than the best out of our lives. So, let this year be the year you do more for Him and be more of your new creation self and less of the world.

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” – Romans 12:2

Talk right. Think right. Act right.

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P.S. – For those of you who may be thinking it’s too late. It’s never to late to be a child of God. Jesus died for everybody. I mean everybody. God has given you a chance to be that new you. He has already called you, he’s just waiting for you to answer the call. xo

Happy New Year again peeps & remember to tell yourself “I shine, I win.”  (As if we could do anything else. *hair flick*)

Keep Shining & Winning ✨👑
xoxo
– S.SAW
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