The Dear God Series

The Dear God Series

I’m going to be starting a new series on the blog titled “Dear God”s

Basically, a couple of contributors are going to be sharing heartfelt letters written to God here.

Why are we doing this?

There is something about our mindset on prayer. A lot of people feel like if you’re going to pray to God, you have to obey a lot of protocol, and use a lot of very official and formal words. We approach prayer and talking to God like we’re speaking to our President instead of to our best friend. But God really is our Friend. He’s our loving Father and so He wants us to speak to Him in that accord.

When you write letters to God, it personalizes everything. Now you’re writing to your Loving Father, to your Best Friend. The words flow out. Sometimes you find that you cannot stop writing.

This is the point of the Dear God series.

Because we are tired of prayers that are only “Forgive me God, I ask you for *insert your latest want here* God, Thank you God.

We we want to go from that to “Dear God, I’ve had an awesome day today. I even met a new friend today, I hope she turns out to be a great person… (and it goes on)

We want to have a REAL conversation. A MEANINGFUL conversation. An INSIGHTFUL conversation with our Father.

 

It is my prayer that God uses this to teach us how to communicate effectively with Him in Jesus name, Amen!

 

If you would want to be part of the Dear God series, and share your letter to God. Please email me at somtoudeke@gmail.com

You can also send in your letter to God here

Daddy Says; Don’t Worry.

Daddy Says; Don’t Worry.

I was sad, depressed and scared. So scared. The devil kept trying to disturb me with all these thoughts that are only meant to bring me down. I was so scared. I was so worried.

And then Daddy, My Heavenly Father told me why I shouldn’t worry. Daddy reminded me who He is, and in doing so, reminded me who I am.

Daddy told me that I shouldn’t worry because I love Him and all things would work together for my good. And so I shouldn’t worry.

Daddy said I shouldn’t worry because He knows the plans He has for me. Good plans, not evil ones. Plans to prosper me, and to give me an expected end.

Daddy said I shouldn’t worry because He even feeds the birds of the air. And He even clothes the flowers oh so beautifully. Daddy said if He could do all, how much more Somto; the apple of His eyes?

Daddy says I’m a masterpiece. His masterpiece. That I was created for His good works which He prepared for me a long time ago, that I should work in it.

And you know what else? My Daddy reminded me that He is God of ALL flesh. My Daddy reminded me that absolutely NOTHING is too hard for Him.

And then My Daddy reminded me that He is the One who is able to do EXCEEDINGLY, ABUNDANTLY, ABOVE ALL I can ask or think.

Daddy said Be still, and know that I am God.

Just like that. Just like that guys, every worry, every fear disappeared. Nobody had to tell the devil to dust it’s slippers and run (full speed o!)

Now. I’m putting this up because I want you to know what to do when the father of all liars; satan tries to deceive and discourage you.
When it tries to make you doubt everything God has said about you.
When it (satan) makes you feel like there is no more hope, and there’s nothing to live for anymore.
When it tries to make you feel like the journey is too much for you.

Next time satan tries to discourage you, talk to Daddy, okay?

Daddy is reaching out to YOU. He wants to have this conversation with YOU. He wants to tell you these things. Allow Him.

I pray that by the Holy Spirit’s conviction, this message I’m trying to pass through will do its work. In Jesus name, Amen.

Stay blessed, my people ❤️

YOU ARE BLESSED!

YOU ARE BLESSED!

This is hands down one of my favourite chapters of the bible.

28 “If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully keep all his commands that I am giving you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the world. 2 You will experience all these blessings if you obey the Lord your God:

3 Your towns and your fields
will be blessed.
4 Your children and your crops
will be blessed.
The offspring of your herds and flocks
will be blessed.
5 Your fruit baskets and breadboards
will be blessed.
6 WHEREVER YOU GO, WHATEVER YOU DO you will be blessed.
7 “The Lord will CONQUER YOUR ENEMIES when they attack you. They will attack you from ONE direction, but they will scatter from you in SEVEN!

8 “The Lord will guarantee a blessing on EVERYTHING YOU DO and will fill your storehouses with grain. The Lord your God will bless you in the land he is giving you.

9 “If you OBEY THE COMMANDS of the Lord your God and walk in his ways, the Lord will ESTABLISH YOU as his holy people as he swore he would do.
10 Then all the nations of the world will see that you are a people claimed by the Lord, and THEY WILL STAND IN AWE OF YOU.

11 “The Lord will give you prosperity in the land he swore to your ancestors to give you, blessing you with many children, numerous livestock, and abundant crops.
12 The Lord will send rain at the proper time from his rich treasury in the heavens and will bless all the work you do. YOU WILL LEND TO MANY NATIONS, but you will NEVER NEED TO BORROW from them. 13 If you listen to these commands of the Lord your God that I am giving you today, and if you carefully obey them, the Lord will make you THE HEAD AND NOT THE TAIL, and you will always be ON TOP and NEVER AT THE BOTTOM.
14 You must not turn away from any of the commands I am giving you today, nor follow after other gods and worship them.

Powerful. Isn’t it?
All of these blessings if you would only obey the Lord’s commands.

I pray that God gives us the grace to always obey His commandments.
In Jesus name, Amen!

Stay blessed 💞

Girls, A different look at Make Up.

Girls, A different look at Make Up.

I love Make Up, and really it has become so important in our everyday life as girls.
We study it, we watch videos on YouTube, we look at tutorial videos on Instagram, and all the likes.
In that same way, girls. Let’s study the word of God.
Hebrews 4:12 tells us the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword..
Let’s study and study the word. It is the spiritual food that allows you grow.

After watching these make up tutorials, we apply it. It’s not always perfect, it doesn’t always look as good as it did in the YouTube video, but we keep trying. We try until we achieve something as close to perfection as we can.
In that way, after studying the Word darlings, let’s apply it in our lives.
It might seem a bit hard to do, (just like most of us thought contouring our faces would be difficult) but eventually. Eventually, you’ll see how it easy it is.
And just like James 1:22 advices, in this way we become not just hearers, but doers of the word.

Allow the word transform your life girl! You see how much nicer you look with well drawn brows so it becomes an everyday routine.
In that same way, don’t stop reading the Word. Keep going babygirl, don’t stop.

You know what else? After applying all of the make up and getting good at it, we trade make up tips with our friends. We talk about how Mac makes great lipsticks and NYX works better for foundation.
In this same way, discuss the word with your friends. Learn from each other, God gives us different insights.
Iron sharpens iron; and one man sharpens another, Proverbs 27:17 says.

Oh and when you see some of your friends with horribly drawn brows, oh gosh! You just cringe and want them to know how to do it. And so you teach them.
Which is also how whenever we see people who aren’t walking in the Word, we instruct and show them the right way to go.
Don’t leave the work to just the make up artistes who make the tutorial videos, or in this case the pastors or ministers.
Do your part in spreading the good news.
Romans 1:16 – For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.

Stay blessed! 💞