Tuesday, 12 April 2011


I spent hours last night thinking of what to thank God for and write about today and once again I realised that I was stressing myself out by thinking when I should have been relaxing.Have a fab day all

As I walked down to the station this morning I started to think about the day ahead and still had no clue what I wanted to thank God for and write about. He’s done so much so it shouldn’t be that hard to pick just one thing.
Got into work, sat down to catch up on emails and 5 emails from one person saying the same thing stood out! *Screams* Okay I get the message! As I read the mail for the 5th time this stood out…

“In the Bible, God's friends were honest about their feelings - sometimes even complaining and arguing with Him - yet He didn't seem to mind. In fact, He encouraged it. To be God's friend you must share your true feelings with Him, not what you think you ought to feel or say”.

God doesn't expect you to be perfect, but He does expect you to be honest. If perfection was a requirement not one of us would qualify. Finally! Now I know what to thank God for today.
A few weeks ago, a few friends and myself where talking about a movie we all watched and as we somehow digressed we found ourselves talking about marriage, YES I said IT MARRIAGE and the characteristics of the proverbs 31 woman. When we look at all the wonderful qualities of a Proverbs 31 Woman it can be overwhelming, and we all agreed that trying to emulate her lifestyle and characteristics was daunting. But we challenged each other and all agreed to put it into practice, encourage each other and get progress updates each week.

I choose to focus on one attribute each week.

Week one was fine I excelled! But by week two I started to struggle and I must admit I got angry at myself for not being able to conquer the next characteristic.

I don’t think that men should use the checklist in determining a “suitable” mate #Justsaying and please #DontJudgeMe.

So today I openly say dear Lord I tried to emulate the characteristics of the proverbs 31 woman, she is PERFECT I am not perfect and I am happy that you prefer honesty so I won’t hide and pretend I NEED YOUR HELP! I want to be ME I prefer ME to HER but I would like help with attaining some of her profound characteristics.
On that note I don’t think that you can check off characteristics on the list and determine yourself “righteous.” But I do think that we can use the characteristics as a guide, of what we should be aiming for.

So to all the ladies out there I encourage you to try and please do not beat yourself up if you fail. If at first you don’t succeed, try again! And to the men who are seeking for a PROVERBS 31 woman kindly do a 360 evaluation of your characteristics first thank you very much.

To the gentlemen continue to encourage the ladies and thank you for your patience.

So today I am thanking God for Manny, Eman, uncleman, trouble, Emmanuel as most know him by. For the all wonderful things that God has done and is yet to do in your life. Thank you for sending me the email 5times!

I did a little research and found a list of her attributes, we all posses some or most of these attributes. Maybe rather trying so hard to emulate her, focus of perfecting the attribute you already have before embarking n a new journey to conquer it all like we did.

Or challenge yourself to be just like her GOODLUCK!

Verse 10---A A Biblical Treasure!, Able, Amazing, Admirable
Verse 11---B Blessing, Beautiful, Beneficial bounty
Verse 12---C Considerate, Caring, Conscientious
Verse 13---D Decisive, Determined, Disciplined, Domestic, Diligent
Verse 14---E Economical, Enterprising
Verse 15---F Flexible, Focused, Faithful, Fruitful
Verse 16---G Gardener, Gifted, Go-getter
Verse 17---H Hard-worker, Honourable, Handy, Homemaker
Verse 18---I Intelligent, Investor, Intuitive, Industrious
Verse 19---J Joyful worker, Juggler of tasks
Verse 20---K Kind
Verse 21---L Loving, Linen maker
Verse 22---M Magnificent, Meticulous, Majestic, Matronly, Mother
Verse 23---N Noble, Noteworthy
Verse 24---O Organized, Obedient, Original, Observant
Verse 25---P Prepared, Powerful, Purposeful, (A) Pillar
Verse 26---Q Quiet Spirited
Verse 27---R Responsible, Reliable, Robust
Verse 28---S Superwoman!, Saint, Skilled, Steady, Special
Verse 29---T Terrific, Trustworthy, Tremendous
Verse 30---U Unaffected by the World, Uncompromising, Understanding, Unequalled
Verse 31---V Virtuous! Valued, Victorious, Visionary

Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.


Monday, 11 April 2011

Day 1 - I LOVE HIM

He’s the type of guy that’ll supersize your life and turn it all around…… round and round, with him there’s no limit!

He’s been my shoulder to cry on, always there to make me smile, tell me off when am going in the wrong direction. I love the way he alters my plans and makes me follow his own, which inevitably is always better than mine. Am not talking about the average man, he doesn’t do mediocre, he is a king and I am privileged to have him in my life. My best friend, father, counsellor, teacher etc all wrapped up in one The Prince of Peace.
As I walked to the station this morning I was thinking retrospectively and suddenly realised that I’ve spent so much time worrying, asking and wanting everything that I forgot to enjoy and thank God for what he has given me.

We ask he delivers, then we ask again and he delivers and we just get caught up asking and wanting that we often forget to thank him properly and enjoy what he has given us.
God has been good, and I promise to thank him openly for all he did, is doing and is yet to do. Thank you Lord for my life, without your guidance I really don’t know where I would be today. I’ve spent so much time asking for the world and forgot to thank you for all you have done.

I have decided to take time out to enjoy all the great things that he has given to me, and thank him properly for it all. I couldn’t have asked for a better start to the week, so far it’s been a fantastic day! Discover the talents and gifts that you possess, learn how to offer those talents and gift in a way that most benefit others. Every day this week I will take time out to thank him openly by posting a blog.

On a lighter note someone said expect the worst so you don’t get disappointed when your expectations aren’t met. But it’s contrary to my belief after all Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. Do I expect the worst at all times which means being pessimistic just so I don’t get too disappointed or do I just have faith? HELP!!!

By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family. By his faith he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness that comes by faith.

By faith the people passed through the Red Sea as on dry land; but when the Egyptians tried to do so, they were drowned.

By Faith Abraham, even though he was past age- and Sarah herself was barren- was enabled to become a father because he considered him faithful who had made the promise

So I choose the latter - Ask and have Faith, without doubting that God will deliver in his own time.

Today am thanking God for my Family.

Have a good one all