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New Book

Some people be like
     What was she thinking committing suicide
     How could he beat up his wife
     Why did she cheat on her boyfriend
     Why this…. why that…. why did they find succour in the WRONG THING…

Excuse me
   Have you ever been in a situation sooo bad, your only hope was to take your life and you DID NOT KNOW GOD?
  Have you ever been so wrongly treated and hurt so badly by the one you love, and the only thought of comfort was the temptation in your heart and YOU DID NOT KNOW GOD…
   HAVE YOU….
            Ooooooo YEA, YOU haven’t, least you be the condemned!!!
    Aren’t you tired of judging people for the sins you don’t commit?
  … isn’t it funny how you get upset when people do talk about the sins you do commit?

Like its okay to condemn lesbians and gay people because its so irritating yet you are a Porn Addict? Don’t get me WRONG… but read John 3:17….2 Timothy 3:16…

Before you condemn someone STOP and think, couldn’t one of the reasons you are strong in someone’s weak point be to offer a helping hand?

To have a glimpse of what people (including yourself)are going through, and what others can and should do to help in God’s grace… make sure you get my soon to be released book ‘ThE IdeaL BeinG’…. at your favorite online stores this OCTOBER…

Remember, ‘that you are strong in someone’s weakness doesn’t mean you ain’t weak in someone’s strength’-sst.

Love
Oluwatosin Olabode. Sst
Coauthor of The Big One.

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God’s Concept of Healing…

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Matthew 18;
21) Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?
22) Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.

     God is too GOD to be creating junk files… He is too supreme to be establishing laws or stating facts that are of little or no significance… Anyone that studies scripture deeply and closely will realise that God spoke in certain patterns, pending the context and all the time to “hit a certain Nail”… In today’s post, I try to understand by the leading of the Holy Spirit what Jesus meant when he said to Peter in the context of FORGIVENESS, “Until seventy times seven (490 times)…

Could this just have been a message of humility?
Is it possible for someone to offend you that many times?
What is the voice of the Spirit saying???

      God wasn’t just putting away man’s pride of been able to forgive SEVEN time ( 7 must have seemed like a really big deal to Peter; I mean, it takes the grace of God to forgive once, let alone 7 times-). Jesus didn’t just humble man, He taught within that very context that, when a person sins against you (offends you), It might require of you to forgive that person at most 490 times; this is to say, for your heart to totally heal sometimes, YOU JUST NEED TO FORGIVE UPON EVERY REMEMBRANCE until your heart affirms it completely…

Forgiveness is an important part of healing a broken heart (someone who has been hurt in whatsoever way), and bringing yourself back to life. This implies that in order to be able to move ahead to the next level in life, you need to forgive that person or else you remain wondering in this thought, ” Why me? Why did s/he hurt me??
Now, because forgiveness doesn’t happen overnight and can take a while (the healing process I mean), Christ says, “until seventy times seven”, so for a fact, you get yourself ready to actually forgive that person. We must remember, God forgives us daily in Christ a whole lot more than 490 times!!!

It is popularly said, ” Forgive and Forget”, while it is true that you could have genuinely forgiven the person the first time, it takes a WHILE to absolutely forget, thus GOD’S CONCEPT OF HEALING!!! In other words,  since it takes time to heal, forgiving 490 times means, you should allow yourself to heal through the process- Our memory is a funny thing, we keep remembering; so God is saying, for each remembrance, Forgive…FOrgive… FORgive…FORGive…FORGIve…FORGIVe…FORGIVE… Until your heart has completely HEALED-

Beacause if you don’t…
Matthew  18:35  says, “So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses….

Are you reading this today and need to forgive someone?
Or you are reading this and need to be forgiven?

My advice as a friend would be for you to DO WHAT IS RIGHT, for only then would you have PEACE OF MIND…. Do what is right,

God’s blessings upon you and may you continually find His absolute Peace-

Olabode Oluwatosin

Freedom from Negativity

This is my last post for the year, and it is quite a read. I pray you God’s grace in reading it till the very end, Amen.

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This month signifies the birth of Christ, the basic reason He came is to set us free from ALL (as in this case my depression, and likewise you, your ——–, amongst others). The birth of Christ is PERSONAL, His essence is personal for everyone and so, amidst all the Partying, Celebrations, Religion and etc. MAKE SURE HIS BIRTH HAS BEEN ENCOUNTERED BY A SITUATION IN YOUR LIFE…

We have done enough celebrations in light of the public holiday given on Christmas day- the birth of Christ has become so lose in some hearts, that it is been equated with democracy day or world health day; just another public holiday-

The birth of Christ is the solution to your life situations, He came to exchange His life for our own, understanding this truth and testifying to the goodness of His coming is the greatest celebration you can give-

Just as people sew new cloths for Christmas, I have likewise sewed a new WORD for my Christmas. This piece is dedicated to the broken hearted, those who are (or have ever) been depressed, to those hurting, those that thought all hope was lost, to the helpless, and most importantly, to whoever gets to read this-

Dear God,
This message came in writing, in such a time as this, I pray it speaks to the hearts you “came, died and resurrected for, I pray your healing power and essence be accomplished in us in Jesus name, Amen.

-Freedom from Silence-

Dear silence,
Ssshhh!!!
Please keep quiet;
Without a word,
I hear you too loud… too clear…

You are a comforter when I’m depressed,
A shelter whenever I’m lost,
A home for my self-pity,
My breath in low self esteem-

Yet I’m still here
Dying on the inside
For some reasons to be made known,
annulling the thought of suicide; again.

Ssshhh!!!
I tell self,
Deceiving myself with this lie,
“No one will understand you,
but if you must, tell it to yourself
no one else will understand you.”

And so, for too long
I wallowed in loneliness,
Though I was surrounded by people
I was very much always alone.

I was eclectic with my decisions,
I felt I couldn’t have been wrong;
I was in so much pain, it made
Childbirth’s pain, look as painless as
bathing a child and so I thought,
“This has to be my best option
Being silent meant I was on the right track.”

I couldn’t tell anyone,
Not my lover
Not even the Lover of my soul,
I became isolated,
An embodiment of sadness…

I learnt how to fake a smile,
I learnt how to be defensive,
I learnt how to read people;
thus picking meaning from almost anything-

It wasn’t always like this though,
I once tried to talk,
But I was induced with more problems,
Rather than a simple hand of solution

I wanted a friend,
But I got someone that grew distant.
I wanted a brother,
But I got someone that didn’t bother.
I wanted a listener,
But I got someone that was just hearing.
I wanted you
But all I got was someone that didn’t care enough.

With this much pain,
I found me a sedative,
I found succor in SILENCE
Keeping the pain to myself;
seemed to be the best option,
at least no one will induced more hurt…

Ssshhh!!!
…Silence…
I hear you too loud… too clear…
For too long-

But, things are different now,
They are getting better,
I see a light in my tunnel,
Someone reminded me of JESUS,
The one who allows me cast my care upon him,
The one who isn’t judgmental
as he is careful in caring for me,
The one who gives rest to the heavy laden,
The one who gives peace to the soul,
The one with understanding,
The one who LISTENS,
The only one who heals no matter how deep…

My trust-
Its been abused once to many
Honestly, it has made me pessimistic,
Nonetheless… I felt I should give him a try,
And so I opened up to him
I told him about the weight I had been lifting
My tears fell right on his shoulder…
It became crystal clear,
He is the light in my tunnel.
Do not misread the next couple of lines;
I’m still in the walking process making progress-

I feel lifted
I am calmer
I feel joy
I know I have someone that will listen;
a friend always closer than a brother
I’m lighter
I know I have someone that understands

“You need to speak up
Silence spreads within you like cancer,
And kills faster than a bullet to the heart-
It’s when people HEAR you,
that you become more depressed.
Find someone that will LISTEN:
Family, counselor, mentor,
Boyfriend, Girlfriend, neighbor,
Whoever… but don’t be desperate as to anyone,
Make sure it’s someone that will listen,
Someone with the active heart of God-

Don’t keep silent
You need to speak up”

Silence; be quiet!!!
I want to speak-
Christ in me, is as well as in others
I’ve found someone I can talk to,
Someone in whom I find God’s PEACE
(D title ascribed to d heart that listens)
I pray you find yours too…

This is a story of someone recovering from depression through the walking grace of God. I am not here to debate whether or not God’s influence is involved. His birth is the reason for salvation; His coming is a reminder that we are more than able to overcome the negativities of this world. I pray just as I have tapped into this anointing, you too will-

Scriptural references (1 peter 5:7, Matthew 11:28-30, John 14:27, Proverbs 3:5-6, Psalm 147:3 )

Merry Christmas,

With love,
OLABODE OLUWATOSIN.

To Worship You, I Live

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Art by keenea

Joy…
Undoubted assurance…
Warmth…
Serenity…
The nature I am in you…

Yes Father
I hear you
Your mercies are new
every morning…

I see “the Truth”
Lord, I see “you”
I feel your Spirit
That’s why I’m here…

In a glimpse of you
I capture my essence
I grasp my nature…
The world becomes invisible
I begin to dwell in your presence
I begin to abide under your shadow
The home of peace…

Once in your presence
There is calmness amidst the storm…
In that still moment
I know you; I know you my God…

And so-
I lift my hands in worship
My soul cries out your praise,
As I see myself in you
I let myself completely loose in you...

My heart says
“To worship you, I live”…

With love
…SST…

God and Man-the Thirst

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This is dedicated to my Special; it’s how the peace came back… I love you…

(Man…

Lord, my peace…

Word on the cross

 (God…

I am thirsty…

I am thirsty for righteousness

I am thirsty for the true worshippers; those of Spirit origin

I am thirsty for life; the actual one I gave you

I am thirsty

I am thirty for those that will walk with me

I am thirsty for those whose work for me is actually led by me

I am thirsty for you

Ironically, it’s my water in you that will quench this thirst

But you have to want it

I am thirsty…

It’s the reason I died; remember,

To be complete, actually it is ,so you don’t die

You see, am thirsty for that sinner

For this reason I came

(Man…

I am thirsty for your peace Lord Jesus

‘Am the whore whose sin is so big even sinners are hating-

Oh! I’m that killer Lord, everyone is saying “but how did he end up like this?”

‘Am the one marked sinner; however big or small

Lord, I’m thirsty for your presence; the world has failed me

Like Solomon in scriptures, everything is now vanity

Lord I’m thirsty because I used to think

Lord I’m thirsty because I now know

Lord I’m thirsty…

‘Am that lukewarm Christian;  I’ve been in the church for ages

Yet spot-full I have become

Lord I’m thirsty cause I want to be your bride when you return

I always thought I was a Christian

Never knew my actions were just me acting

Oh Lord! How sweet my mouth and ears were in serving you

While my lifestyle, motive and nature was affirming…

(God…

“I never knew you; you worker of iniquity”

(Man cont…

Lord I’m really this time thirsty, to be like you

Your original intent from the very beginning

Correcting and not condemning people

Praying and not preying people

(Thirst…

John 4:14

  “But whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”

John 14:6

“Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”

Rev 3:20

 “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.”

(Man…

I am thirsty for your humility

Your forgiveness

Your salvation

For your love

Your relationship-

ME TOO, I’m thirsty for YOU, Lord Jesus!

These are not words written in the speech realm, but those written as a form of action, a Christian is not necessarily that person you are looking at, THE CHRISTIAN IS THE PERSON THAT IS IN A RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS (it could  be that person though, but the point is, it could also be you). I invite you into an intimate ultimate eternal love affair founded by a religion of a relationship with the living water that satisfies all….

John 7:37-38

“On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.”

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All scriptures are from the New King James Version of the Bible

God loves you; he has never and will never stop…

By: Olabode Oluwatosin.

 

Give Peace A chance

If you can doubt and
will always ask,
Or you know and
will gladly tell…

If you have known
so others can know,
Or will know
so others can know…

If you are wrong and
would acknowledge it,
Or are right, and
wouldn’t frustrate it…

If you can fear but
would give faith a chance,
Or you worry and
can let Prayer know…

If you can give and
wouldn’t brag about it,
Or can receive and
would be appreciative of it…

If you are beautiful;
because of who you are,
not just who you have become
i mean-
and you know it,
Or you truly have a heart
i mean-
and can allow your conscience speak…

If you can love,
knowing it won’t be returned,
Or would never hate
knowing, only excuses make you to…

If I am me,
simply because I accept it,
Or you can be you
simply because I can accept it…

Then- which is of utmost importance,
you will be called
the son of God
“Blessed are the peacemakers,
For they shall be called
Sons of God”(matthew 5:9)…

If you have been in existence
Or are just realising
Then,you should give Peace a chance.

By: Olabode oluwatosin