2021 #Bearing_Fruit #Because #I_choose_to_abide #Joy
Hello !! Hello !!
I come back here with our monthly stock taking🤗🤗🤗
July was a beautiful month! It was a beautiful start to the second half of the normal year. In my personal year, July is the third month and it came with beautiful endings to certain seasons and assignments. It was also a rest month for me and thanks to Martin – my little bro who kept this blog alive. Thank.
The pandemic is still around in Uganda and one of my close friends was hit by the ‘rona’ in July and later healed fully. For this and many other healings, I thank God. In addition, the 42days lockdown was also partially lifted on 31st July and this has seen people get back to movements and businesses whilst following all the various measures to prevent getting infected with the virus. I too can now visit my friends.
Otherwise this is how July unfolded in my world;
Loving: The time I spend alone with God. Specifically, for July, I was working towards making a final decision about a personal issue and this got me into many meetings with God. Such moments came with lots of tough love, laughter, revelations and encouragement. I enjoyed each of the meetups because God’s presence comes with healing and peace.
Making: More time for my available friends. I have since learned that what matters in the end are the people you love and those that love you back. At the end of the day, all I want is a good conversation with a friend or a friend showing up for me and vice versa. So while I still can, I am prioritizing my friends, they have time allocated to them in my daily schedule accordingly.
Eating: Lots of matooke with either beef stew or groundnut paste. It is my go-to food in absence of Irish potatoes.
Drinking: Lots of ‘Bushera‘ (warm millet porridge diluted with boiled water) This helps with my hydration in addition to the water I drink. It also helps keep my blood levels normal.
Reading: Many interesting books and blogs. My best book was The War of ART by Steven Pressfield. It was recommended by one of my best friends and trust you me it got me questioning many decisions in my life. I look forward to our discussion on it with this my friend. My best quote from it was, “Creative work is not a selfish act or bid for attention on the part of the actor. It is a gift to the world and every being iin it. Do not cheat us of your contribution. Give us what you have got!”
Listening: To many sermons and worship songs. At the beginning of the month, I committed myself to listen to a sermon each day as a way of building my spirit man. This has helped me understand this walk of life better especially with the revelations, encouragements and life experiences these vessels of God share.
Watching: The Blacklist Series, Nigerian movies and WhatsApp statuses of my phone contacts. It is interesting how such statuses are full of humor, information and entertainment. Nigerian movies evoke all kinds of emotions out of me and I love the fact that I can relate to most stories.
Creating: More content for my social media platforms, blog and lessons
Wishing: I could move into my new home soon. There are many productive plans that I have made for such a space given that it has been a hustle achieving them while here where I stay currently. I also love having independent spaces!
Wasting: No time on unavailable people. I can only push till I cannot push anymore. Each day that passes, I believe the fact that if one is interested in someone/something, one will show up for him/her/it. Interest, commitment and availability are related.
Hoping: That life keeps getting better and better for us. I live with the hope that the latter shall be greater.
Wondering: Why human beings struggle with decision making. Of late, it is common to find people who are comfortable living in assumptions or leading fuzzy lives without making the decisions they ought to make.
Bookmarking: Quotes from the books I read and lessons from the sermons I listen to
Marveling: At the loving and caring hand of God. He is my ever present help in time of need. He is my Shepherd, and I shall not want.
Thankful: To God for the various opportunities He has blessed me with to serve my gifts to the world.
Noticing: How God protects me daily from all kinds of sicknesses, evil, betrayal and harm. The rate at which He exposes people’s hearts and intentions,🤔I can only stand in awe and thank Him especially when I consider the fact that I am that person who loves clarity. Knowing the people I do life with helps a lot.
Knowing: That I am loved, more than I could ever think, imagine or know. All my life, I have constantly received love in all forms.
Smelling: An outburst of healings in Uganda and the world at large. I am tired of seeing nations in pain.
Asking God: For wisdom, love filled relationships, opportunities to create wealth for both my friends and I.
Looking forward to: Righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. This is a season of new beginnings for me and joy in abundance. The Lord is doing a new thing, He is opening new and closed doors and I can perceive it.
Is here and I look forward to the mighty works God is doing through my life. God is up to something and I believe He has crowned me with glory and honor. I shall testify of the Lord’s goodness and His glory over my life in this season.
And to you my friends,
As we start this month of August, I pray that you receive good news and obtain favor from God and even before men. May you keep shining your shine and just for you to note; Victory is closer than you can ever think. Do not lose hope!!
I LOVE YOU!
Thanks for always supporting me by reading my work, liking, commenting, advising and sharing.
I also inform you with great joy that I have committed to being consistent with sharing on this platform and this comes with changes that is; I shall keep posting here weekly on Fridays. I look forward to you always delving into the weekend with a piece to read and munch on from yours truly!
Until next week, stay safe and keep hoping for the best. Victory is closer!
I love you!
I am the Lioness Arising
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