Friday, 23 June 2017

Understand that you cant understand

A lot of times we ask ourselves why things didn't go the way we planned. Why we didn't get the things we asked for. We question God. Question him for our mistakes, our stupidity. Not realizing that this our God is not like ours. He aint silly like us. He's ever faithful.

Deuteronomy 7:9, ESV Know therefore that the Lord your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations

Is true things get really had at times. Especially when our expectations aren't met. it sucks I know. do you know something funny we do. We think we know God so well. We think we are familiar with his ways. we're like, "Okay I didn't get the job as a secretary. God probably wants me to get it at a bigger company." then what happens when that didn't happen? haha. Don't be mad at me oo..I know it hurts. But get this we can't understand this our God. His ways and thoughts aren't like ours.

Isaiah 55:8, NIV "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the LORD.

He knows why things didn't work the way you wanted. And why you didn't get the things you wanted. He has better plans for you. Trust me, or better still trust Him!

Jeremiah 17;7-8, NIV
“But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord,
whose confidence is in him.
They will be like a tree planted by the water
that sends out its roots by the stream.
It does not fear when heat comes;
its leaves are always green.
It has no worries in a year of drought
and never fails to bear fruit.”

Stop worrying my friend. or trying to understand. Understand that you can't understand and trust the Lord.

Proverbs 3:5-6, NIV Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Christian Music Genres

List of genres in christian music
1. Christian Hip Hop (CHH)
2. Contemporary Christian Music (CCM)
3. Christian Electric Pop (CEP)
4. Christian Electronic Dancing Music (CEDM)
5. Urban Contemporary Gospel (UCG)
6. Praise
7. African Praise
8. Worship
9. Christian Pop (CP)
10. Christian R&b
11. Christian Rock (CR)
12. Christian Metal
13. Christian Rap
14. Christian Reggae
15. Christian Jazz
16. Christian Country Music or Country Gospel

Monday, 12 June 2017

My favourite Songs from Hillsong

Hillsong is one of my favourite christian bands. I've been listening to their songs for years now and it has been a blessing. These are my all time favourite songs by Hillsong:

1. Oceans : This song always and I mean always moves me. I usually tend to cry when I listen to it. It changes the atmosphere and then I just become oblivious to my environment.

2. I surrender: Yet another touching song. Love love it. Its such a beautiful song. Its a song of personal dedication. In case you are wondering, yes this song makes me cry as well hehe.

3. With everything: "With everything with everything I will shout for your glory". The song speaks for itself. Wont say much (Its too nice for words!)

4. Stronger by Hillsong: Its all about positive confessions. I listen to or sing it any time I feel weak.

5. Hosanna: Eeeh! If you haven't heard this song, stop right now. Click on follow my blog (hehe..really has nothing to do with it! Bt still do oo), check your music app and download it pronto. When your done listening to it and make a comment (not on the music app on my blog!)

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Not As I Planned (Poem Alert!!)

You know how it is when at age six you decided you'll be a vet. Then at age nine you upgraded and say why not be a doctor. Then at fourteen you watch this cool movie of crime investigators and you're like that's so cool. Well if you haven't I have. I've probably imagined myself in literally ever career there is lol.

I'm not here to talk about career choices. Nope! Just want to say how life may not turn out as planned or expected but when God is your captain you can expect a safe destination.

Here's a poem I wrote titled Planned my Life.

I planned my life
Every inch of it
I knew who I was before anyone found out
I had decided my future before I understand the word
I was sure of where I was going
I knew the route,
Yes every inch of it.
At five I planned my sweet sixteen
Yes every inch of it
I knew the venue before I knew my house location
I knew which university I would go to
Before even being in high school
Yes every inch of it
What was I gonna be?
Oh that's simple
Planned that before I was eight
Yes every inch of it
I knew how my wedding day would be
Why not?
I had spent a million nights planning that out!
I knew exactly how my husband would look
Seen him a billion times in my much to big imagination.
I knew what I would achieve in life
Yes every inch of it
Written that down at 13
I knew how many children I'd have
Before I knew how to make them
How each would be
Yes every inch of them

I had been in my dream house so many times
I built it
Yes I planned every inch of it
Before I even knew what
I'd be beautiful forever
Yes I would
I planned how id look forever
At 50 id look 30
Never mind, I planned every inch of it
My life was planned before I knew what life was.
Yes I had planned every inch of it.
But then I became older and found nothing the way I had planned
Where was my certificate? My house? Not even my husband was how id planned
I wondered how and why?
I mean I had planned and planned
Yes every inch of my life
I went back to my journal
Where were the kids? Where was my achievement record.
Nothing was right
But why?
Had I made an error somewhere
I checked again
No, I had planned well
So what was wrong
Finally I learnt I wasn't the author of my life
Someone bigger had been in control all along
He had planned my life before I even did
Yes every inch if it
Wow! So all this time someone else was in the picture
I had only seen my dreams, ambitions and achievements
But now I understand
Now I get it
Yes every inch of it
Someone else was there all along
He was there when I finished high school
He was there when I didn't study my planned course
He knew who I would marry before I got the meaning
He knew my dreams and ambitions before I had written them down
He had called me many times to show me the right path.
But no! I was way too busy planning my life
Yes every inch of it
By Emmanuella Chisom James

Monday, 29 May 2017

My Party Playlist πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ

Hayo! Teenella is in a partyπŸ’ƒ mood. And why wouldn't I? Bday was on Friday. Children's day was Saturday. And Sunday service was AWESOME plus today was public holiday. 😎

Here's my party playlist. Christian songs that makes me feel like jumping up and down lol.

1. Manolo by Trip Lee
2. I'm good by Trip Lee
3. Whole 9 by Flame ft. Mike Real
4. Church clap by Kb ft. Lecrae
5. Hope by Da T.R.U.T.H
6. Nothing is impossible by Planetshakers
7. Where you are by Hillsong Young and Free
8. Turn up your light by V.rose ft KJ-52

Friday, 26 May 2017

Why So Many Mistakes?

This week most definitely should be tagged, 'Mistake Week'. I mean from forgetting the money my mum told me too keep to loosing money, I mean why not? I forgot to give my baby bro water. Forgot to iron my uniform and then forgot that I wasn't supposed to use my bathroom as the plumber was yet to fix the W/C. Sheesh, I've been a scattered head this week.

I hate it  when I make stupid mistakes. Especially when I could have easily avoided them. Its so annoying! I honestly wish I had a remote control that could rewind me back in time (that would be AWESOME!). But I don't. So I'm stuck having to face the consequences of my mistakes I really wish I hadn't made. Sometimes I really don't get myself. I mean things could have turned out differently if only I did what was right. And I just don't mean simply forgetting something. You know that feeling when you do something wrong and you to feel guilty and start scrutinizing your actions. Your conscience becomes the dreaded judge of your life. Hate that feeling. I wonder why I seem to always mess up. It can be really frustrating at times.

But all in all, I do have to say a big thank you to my Lord, who has seen me through my emotional battles I've had to face as a result of my bad decisions. He certainly has been a father. Still listening to my prayers, though I do,t deserve that.

So to you Lord, I say a big thank you. Thank you for always being there for me. Notwithstanding the many mistakes I've made. Thanks for your listening ears πŸ‘‚ Lord. You've always seen me through times like this and I'm truly grateful.

Friday, 12 May 2017

Songs to listen to when you don't feel good about yourself

Here's a list of christian songs that everyone should listen to. As a christian teen I face peer pressure,confusion and day to day challenges probably every christian teen faces. I find christian music a remedy to my troubled mind.
1. Headphones by Britt Nicole
2. Not so Average by V.rose
3. Don't want to live for me by Moriah Peters
4. Imagine me by Kirk Franklin
5. God favoured me
6. Lovin' me by Jonathan McReynolds
7. No Better You by V.Rose

Remember you are beautifully and wonderfully made.

Understand that you cant understand

A lot of times we ask ourselves why things didn't go the way we planned. Why we didn't get the things we asked for. We question God....