Welcome to a brand new and beautiful month! I pray that it will be a month to remember for great things, for answered prayers, for grand testimonies, for wonderful achievements and for amazing stories. I am so excited about this month - Don't ask me why, I just am! I am very grateful to God for it and like the song goes "I gat a feeling that this month will be a good month, that the month will be a good good month!!" lol
Ok, so I learnt something over the weekend at an event I went for and it has inspired the theme of the blog for the month of September and I am extending the invitation to as many people as would like to join in!
So some of my friends and I were gisting (well I was doing more of the listening lol) and then the discussion geared towards weddings and vendors, particularly bands that come to play at weddings and their praise-singing.
Some of the guys among us started talking about their experiences of praise singers and how when the singers start calling your name and singing your praise it's almost like jazz as you don't know when you start spraying money that you have and you don't have. They were like "I used to think that it could never happen to me until one day they asked for my name and started calling it in different styles and praising me". 2 of them admitted that it got to their heads so much that they actually left the dance floor to look for the next available ATM (Cashpoint) to get more money!
They said there's a way it gets to your head that you can't control. One said that after one of such unplanned spending (haha), he was broke for 3 months! (lol)..
As we laughed and joked about it, something struck me and I was like "One, expo right there!". We are made in God's image! That's why when Solomon gave those burnt offerings, God was like ask me anything!!Same with Abraham and Isaac (that sacrificed provoked an everlasting covenant of blessings for Abraham) and not to forget my main guy David, God referred to Him as a man after His own heart and your guess is as good as mine on why he must have earned such a title - that man could thank, sing, dance, worship, praise!
In my mind I was like those praise singers do it for a living for human beings, let me do it for my God! Like start calling Him names, talking about His greatness. Imagine how God feels when we are celebrating Him, calling Him by His different names, telling Him of His wondrous works and just rejoicing in that!
The truth has been given to us time and time again. We need to use it! If human beings are willing to almost sell a kidney to spray praise singers, imagine how much blessings you provoke from God when you unashamedly and whole-heartedly praise HIM! And the most beautiful part is that God's names and praises are the truth and He is deserving of every praise we can offer and more!
So, ladies and gentlemen, this month I am doing a PRAISE-FESTIVAL! I want to make praise-singing/giving for my JESUS my no 1 profession and occupation!
Every day in September, I will be highlighting names of God and sharing testimonies where possible of how that name is real to me! I hope to come up with new styles of extolling the names and absolute awesomeness of God.. Please feel very free to join in too! Either in the comment box or on your blog pages.. Let's raise a praise revolution people! I'm excited! :-)
KABIYESI MI! EZE DI EZE! AGBANILAGBATAN! UNCHANGEABLE CHANGER! MON DIEU! JESUS! JESU! ONYEDIKAGI CHUKWU! MALITE NA GUGU! YESHUA! ABASI! UBANGIJI! I AM! CONSUMING FIRE! MIGHTY WARRIOR! AGUNE CHEMBA 1! JEHOVAH!!!!!!