Marriage || Keep Watering Your Grass

One of the major lessons I have learnt in my very short time of being married is to keep watering your grass.

Keep being intentional about first, honoring God in your marriage and then second, loving and caring for your spouse without restrictions.

Yes! When they make you feel good and even when you feel like dropping hot coal on their head. Lol!

Marriage is sweet but it takes intentional contributions of both spouses. Marriage is divine and must be operated by divine principles.

God has a purpose for marriage, a bigger purpose that must be fulfilled, so you see why both spouses have a part to play.

I remember one of my written goals for this year is to intentionally take care of my husband, I mean I just want to honour God in my marriage no matter what and each time it looks like I’m straying, I remind myself of this goal.

Look, I am not saying I’m a perfect wife or I have a perfect marriage but I have chosen to be an intentional wife, it’s a decision I made and God has since then made sufficient grace available to me.

So, either my husband makes me feel good or not, I am responsible for my actions and committed to honouring God with them, and I believe consistently playing my part, in turn, leads to perfection because effort is being made.

However, I am very much aware that no two marriages are the same but as long as you keep watering your grass, you will not have to envy your neighbour’s lawn.

It’s important to note that the ultimate goal is that God should be glorified in your marriage and that requires honoring Him by putting in your quota.

Till your ground!
Water your grass!
Keep dancing!
Keep honoring God, above all!

May your marriage never stop being a pointer to Jesus. Amen.

Keep Flourishing!


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Inspiration || Faithful is He Who Has Promised

Anticipate with pleasure
Wait expectantly
Hope with confidence
Faithful is He who has promised!

Be brave! Stay strong!
Don’t give up!
Remain hopeful!
Faithful is He who has promised!

Though it tarries, wait for it
Though it seems delayed
Keep waiting patiently
For He that promised is faithful!

In your waiting, strength is renewed
Grace will be multiplied
Your patience will be rewarded
Faithful is He who has promised!

His words don’t return void
He watches over them to perform
His promises shall be fulfilled
He who has promised is faithful!

Keep Flourishing! 💋


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Faith || H O P E – Word for The Month of July

And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love. Romans 5:5 (NLT)

The word ‘HOPE’ means to trust in, wait for, look for, or desire something or someone; or to expect something beneficial in the future.

Abraham was a man who showed us what it means to hope and have faith in the promises of God until they manifest. The scripture says he staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God. (See Romans 4:20)

God has promised that those who wait for/on him will not be disappointed and He is able to bring about the realization of one’s hopes. So, we have an assurance of His unfailing, reliable, dependable words!

I don’t know that particular thing which you are or you’ve been trusting and believing God for and it seems not coming forth, I’m here to encourage you to wait on God hopefully, expectantly, patiently, believing in your heart that He who has promised is faithful.

 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. Hebrews 10:23 (NKJV)

Like Abraham, believe in hope against hope because hope will not disappoint.

So this month, I pray for you that
You will not lose hope in that which God has promised you,
You will not waver at His promises,
Your faith will remain strong, it will not fail,
You will abound in hope and be filled with all joy and peace in believing
You will rejoice in hope and your heart will be filled with God’s love
And that you will see the manifestation of that which you have hoped for in Jesus name, Amen.

Happy New Month Beloveds!
Welcome to Joyous July!
I am so excited about this month!

Yes! We Believe! We Rejoice! We Keep Hope Alive!
Keep Flourishing!


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Inspiration || Salt and Light

Hi Guys,
So I had a speaking engagement earlier today and I preached from Matthew 5:13-16.

I talked about the symbolism of salt and light and listed some characteristics of each of them and how they relate to us as Christians.

Worthy of note is How To Shine Our Light As Christians:

1. Do Not Hide Your Light
We’ve been called to be light bearers! We cannot shine our light when it is hidden and when our light isn’t shining, men can’t see our good works and when our good works are not seen, our lives can’t bring glory to God. God is light and He is not to be kept a secret!

2. Talk and Share Your Faith
People should know what you carry…LIGHT! When we share our faith, we are simply spreading the light.

3. Light Other People’s Candle
We shine brightest when we are all lit.

4. Live a Life That Glorifies God
Living our lives for God brings Him glory and our light is a reflection of God’s light. So, when we get it right with Him, He shines through us.

The summary:
You are the light of the world
You’ve been anointed to illuminate
You are the salt of the earth
You’ve been assigned to preserve

As a preserver, stand on the watch for the lost
As a flavor, sweeten and add savor
As light, shine and brighten the world
You’ve been made a blessing to the world

You have been saved to shine
You have been transformed to inform
You have been helped to uphold others
You have been restored to strengthen

Hide not but shine your light so brightly
Influence and make an impact on others
Let men see your good works and not words
Let your life bring glory to your heavenly Father.

Keep Flourishing!


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Faith || Go for ‘D E Z Z A’!

I wrote part of this writeup a year ago but I suddenly started having this nudge in my spirit to repost it here, so I decided to add more flesh to it. I’m sure it will bless you and be a timely message for someone, I feel that so strong in my spirit. Keep reading and be blessed…😘

My husband and his siblings usually refer to anything original or good stuff as ‘dezza’ from the word ‘designer’. Lol! I don’t know how that came to be or the story behind it, I’ve not asked anyway, but what I know is that my eldest brother in-l(aw)ove has always been known to love anything ‘dezza‘. Oh yeah!😁

We all know anything from him can’t be short of good quality and value. He is one very fine and stylish pastor who doesn’t in any way go for nothing but the very best. No matter the price, he would rather wait than have anything short of quality.

I shared the above story to say that, God has not in any way called us to settle for less. He’s got the very best in store for us.

Often times, we allow pressure and other people’s opinion blind us from seeing our real worth, forgetting we have been bought with a very huge price which is the blood of Jesus.

You are priceless! Your worth is far above rubies! Don’t allow the devil to tell you otherwise, God’s plans for you aren’t secondhand, His purpose for you isn’t of less importance.

God’s plans and purpose for you are chassis and so does the gifts He has in store for you. They are custom-made for you alone. They are specific to you, they are nothing short of the very best. Do not allow anything to move you away from the essence of what God made you… A king! (See Genesis 1:28 )

When you understand the importance of your uniqueness and the value God has placed on you, you will not in any way settle for less either in marriage, career or whatsoever.

The scripture says “Every gift God freely gives us is good and perfect.” {James 1:17a (TPT)}
Every gift God gives is first good and then perfect, no defect! No blemish! Anything perfect can’t be secondhand or used now! Abi?

So why do you want to settle for less in that relationship because you feel your marriage clock is ticking? Why do you want to stay on that job when it’s not adding any value or growth to you in any way? Why do you think you don’t deserve the good, perfect and chassis gift?

Over time, I realized it is a lack of faith in God that makes us settle or want to settle for less in any way and I think it is ungodly and unwise to feel or think God is not capable of taking care of you or you’re not worth receiving the very best gift from God.  If we trust God enough to sort us out in our life’s journey, we will begin to build our faith and patiently wait for Him to bring us the best at every phase.

If God is interested in the grass of the field, the birds of the air, how much more you that He made to be the head of all His creations? He definitely has your best interest at heart.

So, go for ‘D E Z Z A’!
God’s got the best in store for you!
Don’t settle for less!
Only wait on Him!

Keep Flourishing!


PS: I started a 10book (or more) in 30days challenge for this month of June, and I’ve had some friends join me. This is exactly 1 book every 3days and so far, we’ve endeavored to stick with this plan even in our tight or busy schedules. The journey has been very impactful and we are halfway done. Yippee! 💃

Anyway, you can still join us on this challenge if you wish to, your preferred list of books is allowed or see the list of books we are reading here.

We also have an accountability group on WhatsApp, if you wish to join us for review and follow-up, you can do so here.

Let’s smash some reading goals this month together. Yes! 💪


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Inspiration || Mighty Man of Valor

Oh! Mighty man of valor!
You don’t think that’s you?
You feel unworthy and unqualified?
But He says that’s who you are

He sees beyond your present status
He calls you mighty in your weakness
He calls you great even in your smallness
He sees a warrior even in your cowardice

Yes! You mighty man of valor!
The Lord of host is right with you
You shall be greatly helped 
Go in this power of yours

Your skills or ability are not needed
Only your obedience is required
Forget about your doubts and fears
He will surely see you through it all

You’ve been equipped for good works
Great grace has been unleashed
Victories and triumphs are assured
Peace roundabout is guaranteed.

Amen!

Keep Flourishing!


PS: I started a 10book (or more) in 30days challenge for this month of June, and I’ve had some friends join me. This is exactly 1 book every 3days and so far, we’ve endeavored to stick with this plan even in our tight or busy schedules. The journey has been very impactful and we are almost done with book 3. Yippee! 💃

Anyway, you can still join us on this challenge if you wish to, your preferred list of books is allowed or see the list of books we are reading here

We also have an accountability group on WhatsApp, if you wish to join us for review and follow-up, you can do so here.

Let’s smash some reading goals this month together. Yes! 💪


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Faith || Double for Your Trouble – Word for The Month of June

As I was praying for the word for the month of June, I heard in my spirit Double for Your Trouble. I decided to read it up in different versions as my custom is for better understanding and I settled with the NLT version…

Instead of shame and dishonor, you will enjoy a double share of honor. You will possess a double portion of prosperity in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours. Isaiah 61:7

I’ve not stopped praying with this word ever since I heard it in my spirit but I guess God wanted to start the manifestation of this particular promise with me…

The month of May was a very tough month for me, I experienced a major disappointment that I felt all hopes have been lost but you know what? At the very nick of time (the last day of May), God came through so big! He gave me more than double for my trouble. He did the above and beyond and made things even way better than I expected before.

I believe God is sending this word to encourage you and give you hope for the month, and you know what? God is ever faithful to His Word! I have witnessed it! I have experienced it…The goodness and faithfulness of God!

So, whatever difficulties you’re going through at the moment, or however, it looks like the year isn’t getting any better, let this word bring you encouragement and hope, for there will be a fulfillment of that which has been spoken by the Lord.

And for everything that has caused you to cry, be sorrowful, be sad, be ashamed, may you experience double honor instead, for every disappointment and set back, may the Lord render to you double for your trouble. Amen!

Welcome to June!
Your Month of Double and More!

Keep Flourishing!


PS: I am starting a 10book (or more) in 30days challenge for this month of June. This is exactly 1 book every 3days and I will endeavor to stick with this plan no matter how tight or busy my schedule is. Wish me well. Lol!

Anyway, if you wish to join me on this challenge, you can either do your preferred list of books or see the list of books I will be reading here

I’ve also created an accountability group on WhatsApp, if you wish to join, you can do so here

Let’s smash some reading goals this month together. Yes!


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Marriage || Life Lessons I Learnt from My Husband – Part 1

I know you’ve been told how important it is to marry a man/woman who really truly fears the Lord (Can’t be overemphasized)

It is also very important to marry a man/woman whom you’re attracted to (I mean, this is a serious business but story for another day)

But brethren, if you’ve never been told, hear it from me now, it’s ‘IMPORTANTER’ to marry a man/woman who is CONTENT (In all things). 

Grateful I married one! 🙌

The scripture says “Godliness with contentment is great gain” (1Timothy 6:6) that means they can be godly and not be content even with their God-given purpose, read my post on Understanding Contentment In Your Calling.

Apostle Paul said, “I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content” (Philippians 4:11)

This is a question of character, it takes effort to really learn something. So, they might be tongue blasting brothers/sisters without character. It’s beyond just being godly and purposeful. #MyPoint

So, to the full post…

One of the major lessons I have learned from my husband is how to be truly content. I am not saying I am not a content person but I have learned to be better even in the mundane things.

My husband isn’t one who is easily pressurized, he does things at his pace without any comparison or trying to impress anybody. I learned practically from my husband that the only antidote to comparison is contentment.

Contentment is a peace you feel in your spirit, a peace that makes you know what you have no matter how much or little is enough.

I have only been married to this amazing man for just one year, 4months and 8days (he’s been my best friend of almost eleven years though 😉) and I have watched how he has led our home. No money pressure, whatsoever we don’t have now, we don’t need it.

He is so content! We don’t have it all but the rule is to be happy wherever we are, life is in phases and this young man isn’t in a hurry to move ahead of himself or God. This doesn’t mean, he doesn’t have goals for the future or plans for a better life, but he’s just so content at this level that you can’t help admiring him.

How many time have we allowed what we don’t have at the moment steal the joy of the moment from us?

Me, especially, I used to be a very worrisome person until I met my husband. I worry about everything and anything, I have quoted Philippians 4:6 severally but I just didn’t seem to be doing what it says. And as someone said, comparison brings discontent and discontent, in turn, brings anxiety.

But you know how God can teach us a lesson from the lives of those around us and you kept wondering how can this person be so peaceful, happy and joyful even when they don’t have it altogether?

That was my case with my husband. He seems to have everything under control all the time because he is always in a state of joy and satisfaction and has never allowed any pressure get to him, but I can say I am a better person now.

My message to you is simple, be genuinely happy with what you have and where you are, don’t allow the pressure of the world and that of social media, especially, take away your joy.
Majority of them are not true. It’s not usually the real story! It’s vague! The show outside doesn’t usually match the truth on the inside!

Comparison will make you chase someone else’s life instead of enjoying yours.

Be determined to enjoy your life and be happy with whatever you have and wherever you are at presently.

Don’t live your life just so you could impress people, don’t allow societal pressure to determine your values. Be truly grateful for where you are.

Keep Flourishing!


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Inspiration || Launch Into The Deep

Yes! I know you’ve toiled all night
Yes! I’m aware you’re an expert
But I can see you’ve caught nothing yet

You just obey and launch out

Move past the shore in shallow waters
Go into the deep and let down your nets
Break away from your comfort zone
Step out in faith and ignore your fears

Soon, you will be beckoning to others
Soon, your boat will be sinking

Soon, your net will begin to break

If you will just launch out

In launching out into the deep

In letting down your nets for a draught
In obeying His commandment
Lies your awaited breakthrough

Launch out, launch deep
Launch even deeper
Give no room to doubt
There are treasures in the deep.

Keep Flourishing!


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Inspiration || S T A N D! – Word for The Month of May

Happy New Month Beloved!

We bless God for the grace to witness another new month, it’s the fifth month of the year and I just want to encourage some of us that feel the year is quite running ahead of us and it looks like we’ve not even started the year yet, nothing seems to be working yet even when we’ve done all we know how to do.

The Bible encourages us in the book of 1Corinthinas 15:58 to be steadfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord. A steadfast person knows what he believes and cannot be swayed by life’s pressure or even yield to it.

But sometimes in life when you have done all you know how to and all you can, then the only thing you still have to do is STAND! Just Stand! Be immovable! Be steadfast! Stand!

Look, it’s ok if you haven’t reached your goal yet, don’t allow yourself to be overwhelmed with how far you still have to go and how the year is fast moving. Enjoy the race instead of thinking about the finish line, don’t just seek the end, live out the process to the end and with every step you are surely getting closer.

Keep your focus on one step at a time. Be thankful for how far you have come, though your beginning may be small, yet your latter end would increase abundantly (Job 8:7) and remember that, better is the end of a thing than its beginning. (Ecclesiastes 7:8)

However, this is not also the time to relent or give up, there are still more lands to conquer and your tenacity, persistence, and endurance are major factors needed, don’t let down your guards yet. Keep at it! Keep going and you will get there!

Have a Marvellous May
Keep Flourishing!

P.S: Special shout out to everyone who has downloaded and read my book “33&Thirsty”. 🤗

I have no doubt, you were blessed and I encourage you to send us your testimony (info@dajwrites.com) because I believe you have one. 😘

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