Sunday, 25 September 2016

Way-Maker! #MOP16

Daddy thank You for the many countless miracles you do for me!

You are my

WAY MAKER
MIRACLE WORKER
PROMISE KEEPER
LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS

Sleeping and waking up each day in itself is a big miracle! Thank You for being Faithful to me each and every single day. Your greatness has no quantification.





Saturday, 24 September 2016

Everything Written about You is Great! - #MOP16

Demons tremble at Your presence
What a mighty God we serve
Glory, glory Halleluyah
Everything written about You is great

Oh how I adore You with the words of this song great and mighty God!

The extent of Your greatness is unfathomable. You who walked on the sea, who fed thousands of people with just 5 loaves and 2 fishes, You who called forth Lazarus from the dead after 3 days! You who turned water into wine, You who cast out demons with a command - You are so so great!

You have the final say, You are able to do and undo, You speak and the whole earth trembles, You arise and Your enemies scatter, You are the great and mighty God and there is nothing that You cannot do neither is there anything impossible for You!

You heal the sick, you make the lame walk, You give the barren child, You make the blind to see, You make the deaf hear, You make the dumb speak - You are so great and mighty Awesome God and I praise You today and always!



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It's still the Month of Praise here on 1 + The One and it has been absolutely wonderful. Don't forget, you can be a part of it too! What's Your praise to God? Share with us and most importantly share with HIM!

Email 1plustheone@gmail.com to send in your praise!

Friday, 23 September 2016

Your Majesty - #MOP16

There is none who is holy as You
There is none who can compare to You
Your Majesty, Your Majesty!

King of Kings Lord of Lords
Mighty God
All the honour, and power and praise
Your Majesty, Your Majesty!

Your Majesty, the Great and Mighty God!

Unquestionable King of glory! I humbly bow before Your Majesty. You alone are the King of all heaven and earth. Only You reign supreme as the Sovereign God. Angels bow before You, heaven and earth adores You, all creation glorifies You.

You are great in power and fearful in praises. No one dares contend with You as all power belongs to You. You are greater than the greatest, bigger than the biggest, Awesome are You Lord!

When You speak it is done, You decree a thing and it is established. Your words are powerful, sharper than a two-edged sword. You speak and mountains move, You speak and miracles happen, You speak and seas and storms obey You, You speak and You turn around impossible situations, You speak and wombs open, You speak and closed doors are forced open, You speak and a beggar becomes a Prince in a startling moment. You speak and heaven and earth aligns to bring it to pass. My Excellent Jehovah!

You are so Great! I bow before Your majesty.



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It's still the Month of Praise here on 1 + The One and it has been absolutely wonderful. Don't forget, you can be a part of it too! What's Your praise to God? Share with us and most importantly share with HIM!

Email 1plustheone@gmail.com to send in your praise!


Thursday, 22 September 2016

Your Steadfast Love Extends to the Heavens - #MOP16

Your steadfast love
Extends to the heaven
Your faithfulness
Extends to the sky
Your righteousness
Is like majestic mountains
And Your wisdom, like the depths of the sea

I praise You God with this Don Moen classic. Along with 'Shepherd of my soul', it takes me to a sober and deep place of reflection and worship of Your wonderful love and nature.

I was also quite excited to find this same words in the book of Psalm, Chapter 36 and verse 5 and 6!

Lord, You are so great in all Your ways and I praise You for being so good, kind, compassionate and loving to all men.

Yes, You hate sin and cannot stand it but You love ALL men - sinners and saints alike. You are ever willing to forgive us when we come to You in repentance. Like the father of the prodigal son, You welcome us with open arms and great rejoicing when we come back to You. You are able to restore us back to the position of sons and daughters, no longer slaves or servants. Thank You.


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It's still the Month of Praise here on 1 + The One and it has been absolutely wonderful. Don't forget, you can be a part of it too! What's Your praise to God? Share with us and most importantly share with HIM!
Email 1plustheone@gmail.com to send in your praise!



Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Your Love is Indescribable - #MOP16

Awesome God how great You are!

Lord I want to sincerely thank You for my salvation. Thank You for saving me, for looking after me.

Thank You for Your Holy Spirit and for Your power at work in my life! My relationship with You is the most valuable treasure to me!

I value Your love, I value Your thoughts towards me, I value Your plan for me! I love and appreciate You Daddy.

Thank You for I know that Your thoughts towards me are of good and not of evil. You are amazing God.

Thank You because You see me for who I really am, yet it doesn't make You waver in Your love for me. Thank You because You love me in spite of my imperfections. You love completely and unconditionally. Your love is so great!



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It's still the Month of Praise here on 1 + The One and it has been absolutely wonderful. Don't forget, you can be a part of it too! What's Your praise to God? Share with us and most importantly share with HIM!

Email 1plustheone@gmail.com to send in your praise!

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

My Praise to God - Bodam Taiwo #MOP16

I was really excited to get this email! I have known Bodam for almost half of my life and I thank God immensely for the friendship and sister-relationship I have with her.

I also really admire her passion and love for God and any task given to her (I mean while we were in Secondary School, she started with us in SS2 and one session was enough to convince the school authorities to make her Deputy Head Girl - there wasn't even such a position prior to that, but she came and inspired them creating that role!)

She is (among many ministries) also the founder and convener of the Ladies Monthly Prayer Session (LMPS) with over 200 women being a part of this over the years, and getting women to pray every last Friday of the month in their various locations for all manner of things. To God be the glory, there are many testimonies to show forth the faithfulness, power and mercy of God! Personally, my prayer life has been hugely impacted by this ministry!

So, it's still all about God's praise this month on 1 + The One and Bodam shares with us her own unique praise to our God, the Most High!

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It took me a while to write this little note of praise because for me Praise - deep, no-holds-barred praise - is so intimate that it's something just between me and my God... Something I guard very jealously! But like every great love affair, the private feelings of love and affection become so much, that you just want to share it with somebody... And so, this is me attempting to share these heart feelings and I invite you to join me in praising my awesome GOD today.

JESUS, there's something so beautiful about your name... Something so special, something so precious, something so awesome...

JESUS... The only name that brings peace to every storm... The only name that calms the ragings of my heart... The only name that gives me complete confidence that this too shall pass...

JESUS... The name above all other names... I have never called your name and another name has proven greater... You have been Jesus over my sicknesses... Jesus over my finances... Jesus over my job... Jesus over my life...

JESUS... All that I am... all that I have... my entire life, my hopes and dreams and fears find a place in your name...

JESUS... My Husband... My dearest friend... My comforter... my healer... my advisor... my confidant... my fashion adviser... my career adviser... my mentor... my priest... my father... my counsellor... my encourager... my teacher... my accountability partner... my everything...

JESUS... Who is like you? No, really... who is like you? How did I survive before I knew you? You are merciful... so merciful... You are faithful... ever faithful... There is NO promise you have made that you haven't kept...

JESUS... I stop and sigh... Everything I want to say stuck on my tongue... Tears come to my eyes because I cannot adequately express myself to you... And in this moment, when words are not enough, I lift up my heart to you and speak to you heart to heart... All the things I wish I knew how to say... You hear it anyways... Words are not enough... With you, words are never enough!

JESUS.... my Lord, my Saviour, my King and my ALL... I love you!


Bodam Taiwo
You can join the Ladies Monthly Prayer Session (LMPS) by sending an email to lmpsession@gmail.com. Also follow on Twitter & Instagram - @lmpsession and on Facebook - LadiesMonthlyPrayerSession

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It's still the Month of Praise here on 1 + The One and it has been absolutely wonderful. Don't forget, you can be a part of it too! What's Your praise to God? Share with us and most importantly share with HIM!
Email 1plustheone@gmail.com to send in your praise!

Monday, 19 September 2016

Love, Life & Lightchild - You are God, Yet Still Mind-Full of Little Me

What is man that Thou art mindful of him? 

That is one phrase that gets me into an 'awesome moment' from my feature song this week. I know that there are just a few people (most especially from our generation) who take pleasure in taking long walks on the country side, admiring nature, landscapes, seeing how pleasant and beautiful the scenery looks from the window seat in the plane.

Each time I get the chance to have some moment to myself and get locked into my zone, I love to take long walks along the banks of the Thames in my area. There is this spot that I get to that I sit and have conversations with God. Often times, I’ll get to admire my surroundings, the water flowing through the Thames, the swans and birds going about their business, the clouds moving in different formations and the flowers blooming... I then begin to think of how big, great, awesome, magnificent and thoughtful my God is..

He is that much intentional in the ways He has designed the earth, paying every attention to every detail and as Big as He is, He chooses to want to know me personally, relate with me on an intimate basis and then to top this, He calls me friend!

Sometimes, I think of how unfaithful, undeserving I am of His love, mercy and grace... the times that I knowingly and unknowingly do my own thing, things that most likely upset Him and could make Him flick me away or squat me like a house fly... but yet, He still always, always, always, always... (regardless of what I do, whether good or bad) loves me and stays faithful to His word/plans for me. If only you understand the importance of Him being faithful and 'always' loving me...

What blows me away the most is that the God of the universe, as big, mighty, powerful, awesome.... as He is... will then say that He is mindful of me .... as in His mind is full of me (my little remix) and even though I’ll gladly be happy to be a servant to Him, He no longer calls me a slave, but He calls me friend. I can peacefully just grab my glass of coke and selah...

I started out writing about one song, but it’s turned out to be 3 songs! These three, are songs that ring out my praise to God this day...

1. You Alone are God - Marvin Sapp



There's no question of Your greatness, no searching of Your power.
All the wonder of Your glory, to You forty years is but one hour.
Your knowledge is all encompassing, to Your wisdom there is no end;
For You alone are God, You are God alone.

Your mercy is everlasting, Your truth is here always.
You are He who was and is, and is to come.
Who is He that can number you days,
You've flung the sun to burn in space,
And the night's moon powers light from day;
You are God alone.

Now unto the King, eternal, immortal, invisible,
The only wise God, the only wise God;
You alone are God, for You are God alone.

Be all glory and honor, dominion, and power, forever and ever, amen.


2. You Called me Friend - Fred Hammond



Perfect and true, pure in all your ways
O Lord, there is none else like You, no one like you
And all these things keep me in awe of You
For I'm overwhelmed that You would call me friend

What is a man that thou art mindful of him?
Could an awesome God find common ground within?
Just to know that you delight to be with me
Fills my heart, with so much joy

Ruler of everything
You are creator, Lord and King
Willing you have taken my debt as your own
I would gladly give all to be a servant or a slave
For I'm overwhelmed that you would call me friend


3. Lovin’ Me - Jonathan McReynolds



Now I'm nowhere close to a perfect man
And it takes a supernatural love to even understand
That beyond the walls behind, the mask and confident smile,
Was a broken man trying to grow up and make life worthwhile,

And I know there were times that you probably shouldn't,
But I thank you for always lovin' me
And I know anyone else they probably wouldn't,
So I thank you for always lovin' me

Now I know there were days I looked at myself,
I felt like less of a person compared to everyone else,
What about this flaw to big to small, can I exchange?
And trying to make-up for where I fell short, I let sense slip away

And when I look in the mirror and don't like what I see
Oh, I just thank you for always lovin' me.
And I know I get bad but you wait patiently
I just want to thank you for always lovin' me.

Lord I just thank you for always lovin' me
So you just keep lovin' me (lovin' me)
Though I know I don't have everything that it takes you keep lovin' me (lovin' me)
And regardless of every mistake that I make, you keep (lovin' me)
And it probably don't matter what I do or say, you keep (lovin' me)

And even with the pimples on my face, you keep (lovin' me)

......... Lightchild

You can read other Love, Life and Lightchild posts HERE. Also, follow Lightchild on Twitter@light_child , Instagram @lightchildfamily and Facebook -LightChildFamily

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It's still the Month of Praise here on 1 + The One and it has been absolutely wonderful. Don't forget, you can be a part of it too! What's Your praise to God? Share with us and most importantly share with HIM!
Email 1plustheone@gmail.com to send in your praise!

Sunday, 18 September 2016

What a Mighty Good God! #MOP16

God is good
ALL the time
He put a song of praise
In this heart of mine

God is good
God is good
He's so good
ALL the time!!

Indeed Lord, when I think about You and all You do, I can't help but say truthfully that You are good. You are good in the morning, You're good in the afternoon and You are good at night! You are always good. The nature of You is good.

Thank You for showing Your goodness to all men without discrimination. You show Your goodness to us in various ways when we deserve it and when we don't.

Because You are good, You give us life, and You give it to us more abundantly.
Because You are good, your mercies are new every morning and great is Your faithfulness to us.
Because You are good, You cause the rain to fall on both the good and the evil.
Because You are good, You are slow to anger and quick to forgive us of all our sins.
Because You are good, Your thoughts towards me are of good and not of evil, to give me an expected end.
Because You are good, You never give up on me, Your love never fails.
Because You are good, You bless me even when I don't deserve it.
Because You are good, even when I was yet a sinner, You came to die for me.

What a good God You are
What a mighty good God You are!

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Your Presence is Heaven - #MOP16

So, I couldn't post yesterday!

I was getting ready for the great Alabanza 'Sounds of Africa' Praise concert! Oh what a night it was!

Lord, even though I wasn't here on the blog to praise You, I hope that You felt and enjoyed my praise (all our praise) to You last night / this morning

There's no where better to be than in Your presence. Many times, when I'm there, I wish time would stand still and I didn't have to go back to the 'life' and all it's many attachments!

Nothing could ever compare to what being in Your presence means. Words are insufficient to fully capture the joy that bubbles from within. Indeed, joy seems such an inadequate word to describe it, it is truly indescribable!

Daddy, thank You for the gift of Your presence. Thank You for releasing Your sweet Holy Spirit to fill us up and make us whole!

Your presence is heaven to me.

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Thursday, 15 September 2016

Praise Your Unconditional Love - Boma Harry #MOP16

Today, my dearest friend and sister (who also happens to be a beautiful singer and worshipper - I am surrounded by worshippers, aren't I so blessed :-)), leads our praise to God with a personal cover of the wonderful hymn - In Christ Alone.

This hymn is definitely one of my favourites, my favourite part is "No power of hell, no scheme of man, could ever pluck me from His hand...". Actually, I love every line of this hymn. Thank You Lord Jesus! Your love is unconditional, unfailing, secure, victorious!

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In Christ Alone is not an original composition by me, its originally a classic hymn. But what makes me love the song is the fact that the song always reminds me of God's unconditional love for man. It makes me understand what true love and sacrifice means. Its just so amazing to have someone who is powerfully awesome, that would be willing to give their all just to love and save you regardless of who you are, where you're from or what you have done.

So in summary this song reminds of the uniqueness of Christ and everyday I desire to be more like Him.



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