Vincent Ehindero Blogger Award 4.6.2020

“As cold waters to a thirsty soul,
so is good news from a far country.”
– Proverbs 25:25 KJV

Lord, how delightfully surprising You are. This particular award is interesting. I first received an open invitation from Dawn of Drawing Closer to Christ  for the Vincent Ehindero Blogger Award. While I was praying about it, I received a nomination from Tangie of Mrs. T’s Corner for the Vincent Ehindero Blogger Award. I noticed the rules were different, so I went to the page of the creator of the award… Vincent of Vincent Ehindero to see the rules on the original Vincent Ehindero Blogger Award. So to show my appreciation for all 3, I will use Dawn’s nomination date since I received it first on 4.9.2020, answer Tangie’s questions, and use Vincent’s rules not only because he did create the award but because it allows for 30 nominations! 🙂
I could tell from Vincent’s site and enthusiasm that he likes to share good cheer too. We all really need as much cheer as we can get during this COVID-19 pandemic. And Lord, You are the One who encourages me to share these awards as a way to share a little of Your love. So 30 it is!! 🙂 They need to know how much You love them! ❤

Thank you, Dawn, for openly sharing God’s blessings! 
Thank you, Tangie, for the nomination that will allow me to share a little of God’s love with others!
Thank you, Vincent, for creating the award which allows me the joy of sharing a little but much needed cheer with others.
May the Lord bless each of your blogs and your ministries.

God loves you, Dawn!
God loves you, Tangie!
God loves you Vincent!

Vincent Ehindero Award

  • Here are the RULES to follow 👇🏽💐

    1. Thank the person that nominated you with a link to their blog
    2. Make a Post of the award (with photo)
    3. Post the rules
    4. Ask 5-10 questions of your choice
    5. Nominate 10-30 other bloggers (or more) and notify them.
    6. Follow Vincent Ehindero @ vincentehindero.wordpress.com (to qualify for a free blog promotion and shout out) and more blogging opportunities

QUESTIONS TO NOMINEES:

  1. How were you inspired to blog?
    I first blogged privately just between You and me, God. You led me to encourage a friend who was looking someone to do a challenge she created to tell 30 truth Aspects about myself. Again trusting you, I opened my settings to public, as long as there was not a problem. I did have to close my FB, but on WP You led me to a do another challenge that brought me a dear friend in my Lovely A! You used her to encourage me and help me to do Self Care from a very healthy way provided it doesn’t put us above You, or interfere with Your teachings. From there  I gained so many sweet fellowships. I’ve been amazed that my personal writings to You whether poetry or blogging, and the love that YOU have taught me would encourage so many others. 
  2. How to you spend time relaxing?
    Puzzle books, sudoku app (sudoku addicted), writing poetry, listening to hymns, sermons, CCM (Contemporary Christian Music), adult coloring book
  3. What country to you live in?
    USA
  4. What are two of your favorite blogging topics?
    The love of God, and what my Jesus has done for me. ❤
  5. What is your favorite food?
    cantaloupe, spaghetti or lasagna, fresh garden salad
  6. How often do you blog?
    As the Lord allows.
  7. Are you a great cook?
    I can make edible food to satisfy the hungry, but I’m NOT a TV cook or chef.

My Nominees:

  1. Saania of Fun With Philosophy
  2. Anabel of Lebana’s Journal
  3. RB of Realistic Beginner
  4. Dollface of Dollfaced Writer
  5. Shae of Shae’s Days
  6. Doreen of Becoming the Oil and the Wine
  7. Matt of Jesus Luvs All
  8. Stu of Something to Stu Over
  9. Isabella of Redressed
  10. Amy of A New Life
  11. Tammy of God Inspired Arts & Quotes
  12. Junaisha of The Godly Chic Diaries
  13. Robert of Watching Daily at Wisdom’s Gates
  14. Aman of Aman Kumar
  15. Carol Anne of Therapy Bits
  16. Brenda of Becoming His Tapestry
  17. LaBranda of My Thoughts Exactly
  18. Miriam of Showers of Blessing
  19. Holly of Wholeness Haven
  20. Pat of Beholding Him Ministries
  21. Herry of Herry Chic Counsels
  22. Eliots of Rebel Fisherman Referrals
  23. Meredith of My Way Home
  24. Roger of Roger’s Rhymes & Rambles
  25. Stephen of Fractured Faith Blog
  26. Kristi of Kristi Ann’s Haven
  27. V of Millennial Life Crisis
  28. Bee of The Bee Creates
  29. Andrea of Thriving Under Pressure
  30. Anjali of Positive Side of the Coin

Nominees use the same questions that Tangie gave me. 🙂

Please do not feel obligated to participate. Lord willing, I just want to send a smile your way. It’s such a blessing to share cheerful news during a very challenging time.
And to share the good news… God Loves You! ❤

 

Day 43 of 47 for Lent Plan

God, I have been enjoying the bible reading plan You have been walking me through. I’m sorry to be so late getting them on, but with Your help we’ll get them on little by little.
No rush. Just convalescing with You, and following Your lead in sharing with others.
YouVersion (a bible app You have blessed me with)
is doing a plan called 40 Days of Lent.

Day 43 of 47 for Lent Plan – “Holy Week: Judas’s Intent to Betray Jesus
Reading: Matthew 26:14-16, Mark 14:10-11, Luke 22:1-6 KJV

Further Study

  • What do you think made Judas go to the priests in order to betray Jesus?
    – Satan entered Judas and used greed, wanting to make a name for himself.
  • How did the religious leaders respond when Judas came to them?
    – They were glad because they were looking for a way to catch Jesus and kill Him.
  • What kind of opportunity was Judas looking for?
    – A convenient way to betray Jesus, To get Him alone.

Reflect

  • Worship: Write down one attribute of God and worship Him for who He is.
    – Aware. Jesus, Your awareness of who Judas was and what He would do speaks volumes of mercy, and love we’ll never fully know.Amazing strength, strong and Godly character to restrain Yourself. Thank You for Your example. I’m sorry You’ve ever had to know betrayal… even from me.
    And You, Father God. To know what Judas would do to Your only Son. What depths there are to calling You Almighty. Thank You for Your example I’ve needed as I have to trust my son’s walk in this life to Your mighty hand. Thank You for caring about him just as much as You did Jesus. ❤
  • Prayer: Pray for the salvation of people in your life who don’t know Jesus.
  • Remembrance: Think about how Jesus must have felt to be betrayed. How has God helped you when you’ve felt betrayed by someone?
    – Lord, with a heavy heart I remember well the pain of being betrayed. And it made it so more devastating that it was someone I trusted. It’s gut wrenching, and leaves you feeling so alone in the world. Even if there is someone else there to witness it. The fact that it can not be undone or that it happened at all, numbs you in a state of shock. A shock that numbs out what is happening to you, yet there is no way to escape what is happening. You are betrayed. To be betrayed with something as personal as a kiss, for a friend to take part in your pain, and find pleasure in just handing you over. It leaves my soul so heavy.
    I’m sorry You ever experienced that pain, that shame, that disbelief. I’m so sorry that the Holy and Righteous Son of God had to experience that for me. Thank You for loving me in ways that feel nothing like love, but is in every way love, to remove that great human barrier that our pain puts between us… :You just don;t understand. You don’t know what I’ve been through.” The great human lie.
  • Self-Examination: What is one way you can ensure that you don’t betray other people? Write your thoughts down.
    – Pray, Pray, Pray! Stay in God’s word. Worship at His feet. Lay there at His feet and pray, pray, pray. Ask God help you to remember the enough to never forget how it feels to be on the receiving end. To remember what it feels like to be humiliated in front of the eyes that witness. And never forget what something as personal as a kiss can do to someone who has it used to betray them, to put them in the hands of the enemy. Never forget how the enemy waits to smile that he can suck the life right out of another soul.
    Thank You, God, that the death of Jesus brought only life! To Him! To everyone who believes in Him! And even to me! ETERNAL LIFE!
    “Oh Victory in Jesus, my Savior, forever.
    He sought me, and bought me with His redeeming love.
    He loved me ere I knew Him.and all my love is due Him.
    He plunged me to victory beneath the cleansing flood.”
    – Victory In Jesus, hymn lyrics by Eugene Monroe Bartlett

A Kind Act

  • Post 3-5 encouraging comments on social media.

Day 41 of 47 for Lent Plan

God, I have been enjoying the bible reading plan You have been walking me through. I’m sorry to be so late getting them on, but with Your help we’ll get them on little by little.
No rush. Just convalescing with You, and following Your lead in sharing with others.
YouVersion (a bible app You have blessed me with)
is doing a plan called 40 Days of Lent.

Day 41 of 47 for Lent Plan – “Holy Week: Jesus Clears the Temple”
Reading: Matthew 21:12-17, Mark 11:12-19, Luke 19:45-48 KJV

Further Study

  • What made Jesus angry when He entered the Temple?
    – He saw people selling stuff in the Temple.
  • What did Jesus do when His anger subsided?
    – He healed people.
  • Why were the religious leaders indignant?
    – Because the people were calling Jesus the Son of David, praising Him as their King

Reflect

  • Worship: Write down one attribute of God and worship Him for who He is.
    – Sacred. Thank You, Jesus, for caring about the sacred things of God, and for leaving us an example of how to treasure the right things!
  • Prayer: Pray for your church leaders and your neighbors.
    – Yea, Lord. Amen.
  • Remembrance: Think about how Jesus must have felt when He arrived at the Temple. Do you ever have righteous anger? Write about it.
    I believe I’ve had small glimpses of that feeling when I have seen people using the church to sell things, even from the pulpit. It seems so wrong. I let someone convince me once that I was not doing the same thing in helping them sell banquet tickets. I felt so horrible afterwards. You have taught me righteous anger. It is not something to use God, to guilt someone else into using God. It is wrong to seal from people and call it a living. Our faith, our reverence, and certainly the house of God should be exactly what You called it, Jesus… a house of prayer
  • Self- Examination: Do you find yourself getting angry often? How do you keep from letting anger overwhelm you?
    Yes, I do lately. The stress of this Corona Virus, and people not complying, and companies forcing people to work that want to be home and safe for their families, is making me so mad. This isn’t one of those moments where someone rebelling or being careless is something they will bring on themselves, so just do the best you can in taking care of you. ALL these consequences are affecting THOUSANDS, MILLIONS around the world. It’s like one of those movies where the one who takes it lightly causes everyone to get killed.
    All I know is to give it to You, God.Whether I’m venting to You or doing the best I can just to focus on my own behavior, You know. I have to keep  trusting You with my situation and my anger.

A Kind Act

  • Ask someone how they are really doing and listen without offering advice.

 

Day 40 of 47 for Lent Plan

God, I have been enjoying the bible reading plan You have been walking me through. I’m sorry to be so late getting them on, but with Your help we’ll get them on little by little.
No rush. Just convalescing with You, and following Your lead in sharing with others.
YouVersion (a bible app You have blessed me with)
is doing a plan called 40 Days of Lent.

Day 40 of 47 for Lent Plan – “Holy Week: Palm Sunday”
Reading: Matthew 21:1-11, Mark 11:1-11, Luke 19:28-40, John 12:12-19 KJV

Further Study

  • Why was it important that Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey?
    – To full prophecy foretold in the Bible about the coming Messiah.
  • What did the crowds do with their garments?
    – laid them down on the ground in front of You, Jesus
  • What was the city like when Jesus entered? Why do you think the people were like that?
    – Excited. Worshiping You, Jesus. Praising Your name while putting branches and their clothes on the ground before You. Well their words show they knew You were the Son of God, but it is always possible the Holy Spirit led them to so prophecy could be fulfilled.

Reflect

  • Worship: Write down one attribute of God and worship Him for who He is.
    – King. What majesty and honor the Lord brought for His Son. Thank You, God, for keeping Your promise to David. I know You will do the same for me.
  • Prayer: Pray for the people you work or go to school with.
  • Remembrance: Think about what it would have been like to have seen Jesus come into Jerusalem on a donkey that day knowing He was fulfilling prophecy. Ponder this.
    It must have been such a pleasing moment for You, Father God. To see Him receiving glory while displaying obedience, You knew who He was, and the significance of that day.
  • Self-Examination: Knowing how You are wired, do you think you would have believed that Jesus was the Messiah? Share your thoughts.
    That’s a hard thing to answer, Lord. You taught me the first time I read the Bible through for myself, not to see the Pharisees. I read Your word wanting to know how could the religious leaders of Your time not see prophecy being fulfilled if they knew the law above everyone else. You helped me to understand that You had forewarned them about false prophets, that they were super protective of Your word. Then You also help me to understand that You intentionally blinded their eyes.
    So would I have believed? Would I have needed proof? Would I know that He was the Son of God. Only You would have Know. Thank You for who You are, Jesus, and allowing me to believe. ❤

A Kind Act

  • Help someone who is struggling financially, relationally, spiritually, mentally, or emotionally.