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Tuesday, 30 September 2014

30Days of Praise - Day 30 - Video Post! (Ayo Thompson)

Hiya everyone!!

So it's the 30th Day and I am excited!!!!

Thank God indeed for the past 30days! If we counted our blessings, we wouldn't finish!

I am grateful for my relationship with God, I am grateful for the wonderful family He has blessed me with. I am grateful for the amazing friends that make life that much more beautiful!

I am grateful for the blog and the wonderful people I have been able to meet and interact with!

I am grateful for today, the first personal video on the blog...

It's all about praise!

What are you grateful for? xx

Monday, 29 September 2014

30Days of Praise - Day 29 Praising the King of Heaven feat Egee

Hello everyone!!

Can you believe it, it's day 29 of September (and our month of Praise!!).. It seems like only yesterday we crossed over from the great month that was August to the greater month that is September! I am sure you are almost as excited as I am to be transiting to the even more greater (permit me please :-D) month of October!! Yayyyyy!!

So, what's your praise today? What are you grateful/thankful to God for? As the month draws to an end, it's a great time for us to count our blessings and praise the King of heaven!

While I was thinking of what and how I would like my praise to God to go today, I got a beautiful email from someone who signs out simply as 'Egee'.. She (why do I think the person is a 'she'? lol) shares her own praise to God using a very wonderful hymn (You know I love hymns right?!!)

In her own words, "This song encompasses all that our God is".. If you have never paid attention to the words of this hymn, I encourage you to. Read it like a poem, sing it out loud if you choose and let His praise fill your soul:

Praise my soul the King of Heaven
To His feet thy tribute bring
Ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven
Who like me His praise shall sing
Praise Him, Praise Him , Praise Him, Praise Him
Praise the everlasting King.

Praise Him for His grace and favour
To our fathers in distress
Praise Him still the same as ever
Slow to chide and swift to bless
Praise Him, Praise Him, Praise Him, Praise Him
Glorious in His faithfulness.

Father like he tends and spares us
Well our feeble frame He knows
In His arms He gently bears us
Rescues us from all our foes
Praise Him, Praise Him, Praise Him, Praise Him
Widely as His mercy flows.

Angels help us to adore Him
Ye behold Him face to face
Sun and moon bow down before Him
Dwellers all in time and space
Praise Him, Praise Him, Praise Him, Praise Him
Praise with us the God of grace.

God bless you
Egee

*Drum Roll* - Tomorrow is the last day of September! It is also the last entry for the 30Days of Praise!! Thank God for His faithfulness through it all!

Sunday, 28 September 2014

30Days of Praise - Day 28

Immortal, Invincible
God only wise
In light, Inaccesible
Hid from our eyes
Most precious, most glorious
The Ancient of Days
Almighty, Victorious
Thy Great name we praise!

Lord I praise You today with one of my favourite hymns. You are the God who is immortal, age-defying, time-defying and death-defying. 

You reign in a class of Your own. Your name is matchless, Your name is incomparable, your power is incomprehensible Lord God Almighty!

I praise You because You are great and there is absolutely nothing You cannot do. Be exalted oh Lord, now and forever!

Saturday, 27 September 2014

30Days of Praise - Day 27 by Ope Bisoye

It's Day 27 of the month of praise and today, lovely Ope Bisoye leads the praise!

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There are a lot of beautiful songs I would like to share in praise to God, but I'll try not to be greedy! :-) 
The first one is in the spirit of praising God in Ibo; it's titled Ebezina by Preye.
The second one is titled 'You' by Hillsong... These two tracks are the most played on my playlist.
I am very delighted to share this with the 1 + The One family!

God bless us all.

You by Hillsong:

Apart from the instrumentals in this track, the words were carefully chosen... It was as if Hillsong wrote the track for me!

Here are just a few of the verses and they totally describe my life in relation to my Creator;

Invading all my weakness
You wrapped me up in grace
The worst of me succeeded by the best of you

My heart is overtaken
My soul is overwhelmed
The worst of me succeeded by the best of you

My dreams have found a purpose
My future in your hands
This life would have no meaning
If it weren't for you .....

I can't listen to this song without dancing, there is joy in my heart, it boosts my spirit every time!
I cannot stop praising my Daddy oh, because He is always there for me. His love for me is unfailing!
I don't know how to live without God anymore and I don't ever want to!
I just want His life displayed in mine till kingdom come...and after *shines teeth*

Ope Bisoye

Ebezina - Preye

You - Hillsong

Friday, 26 September 2014

Dear Daddy - 30 Days of Praise: Day 26

My dear Daddy,

Miracle-working God, my Defence, the Fountain of life and Bread of Life, Eternal Excellency, my Help in ages past, my hope for years to come. You are worthy of my praise.

Daddy, I have absolutely enjoyed the past 25 days (and today) 26th day of praise! It's been great discovering new songs of worship, reading other people's expressions of love and praise for You, learning new songs and re-discovering old ones. One of my favourite parts my King is getting to call You by Your many names! Oh Lord I love it!!

Daddy, I was thinking the other day that it's wonderful to refer to You using different beautiful names, so I wondered if You also had special names that You called us by.

I remember the beautiful Grandma that You blessed me with. She delighted in calling me Ayo-mi-Olaaa.. It was her own special way of calling me and anytime she enunciated the syllables and dragged the word out, I felt the love behind it. Just by saying that one word in the special way, she passed many beautiful messages, particularly expressing her love for me.

In the same vein, I thought about the possibility of You calling us Your children fondly, I remembered that indeed in Your word, You call us by special names -

You say that I am the Apple of Your eyes, iBlush :-), that I am Your Battleaxe, that I am your Beloved (hence why You sent Jesus to die for me), that I am Your Little child, that I am the fearfully and wonderfully made one, that I am a chosen generation, You call me a Royal Priesthood (I feel like a Princess already!), a holy nation, You call me Peculiar (I am very unique), You refer to me as anointed.. You call out to me that I am more than a Conqueror.

Awwww Daddy! Thank You for these and many more names that You have given me! It makes me feel so so special and loved by You.

I praise You today for being generous in love to me, holding nothing back. Thank You my most Excellent God, my Hero, the Joy of my heart, the Centre of my existence, my no 1.

I lovey love You.

Your Princess,
One

Thursday, 25 September 2014

30Days of Praise - Day 25 *I Acknowledge You as King!* - Dolapo Thompson

"I'm acknowledging You for who You are....."

Now this is a song by Lara George that can always get me to praise God for not only what He has done but also for who He is!!! 

Song Lyrics -
I’m acknowledging You for who You are
For what You’ve done
In my life
Oh I’m, I’m acknowledging You for who You are
Dansaki re
Dansaki re Baba

In my life, You are the miracle worker
You are King of Kings
You are the Way-Maker…oh yeah!
In my life, You are the Prince of peace
Dansaki re
Dansaki re Baba

Thank you King of Kings for being my God, my Redeemer!!! Thank you for counting me worthy to die for all those years ago!!! 

What a truly great and awesome God You are!! My Way-maker, the Glory and the lifter of my head, the One who embodies love, my God who is second to none, thank you!!! 
Truly if I had a thousand tongues for a thousand years it would simply not cut it!

Thank you my Miracle worker! Thank you my Father, my Daddy who's always there and never late. 

When I call in the earliest times of the morning you are there, busiest times in the afternoon you are still there, late at night, Daddy still you are there!

Thank you my merciful God!! Truly who am I that you are mindful of me!
May Your praise never ever cease from my mouth!

Thank you my Daddy!!!!
Xxxx

Dansaki - Lara George

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

30Days of Praise - Day 24 *Your Presence is Heaven to Me* - Isioma Ikediashi

'Your Presence is Heaven to Me' is the song I couldn't stop listening to on my way back from the long journey from choir rehearsals last week.

It summarises my thoughts, frustrations and desires right now!

I'm at a place where I feel like reminding God that I'm NOTHING without my daily dose of His presence. 

The song put everything into words that I've been trying hard to communicate to God and since I started to sing it, God has sent me comfort through His word to reassure me that He's right by my side and will never leave me so I want to share it with someone who is feeling like I am and encourage them to sing and tell Him how they feel but also be reassured that He's always with You!

Here goes -

Your Presence is Heaven to Me (Israel Houghton)






Tuesday, 23 September 2014

30Days of Praise - Day 23 *Miracle-Working God* by Glowreeyah Braimah

I heard this song today and it has been melting my heart since first listen...

It's a beautiful worship song by Glowreeyah Braimah featuring one of my newest favourite gospel singers - Nathaniel Bassey (I was actually looking for more of his songs when I saw this collabo!)

I read Glowreeyah's introduction to this heart-felt praise and it made me fall even deeper in love with it... You know, I believe that we birth some of the best of us during tough times/situations. When you go through challenges in God, you come out of it better, stronger and usually with a gift/story/experience to bless many others.

Here's the background to the song and please have a listen as you praise God - our Miracle Worker, still very much in the business of doing great and awesome miracles! Praise His wonderful name!

"‘Miracle-Worker’(The Yahweh reprise) was given to me,as I prayed in my ‘Jugsy-Nduks’ room. I lay face-down on the floor because my knees could not bear the weight of my agony that day. This lasted for approximately 8 minutes and 3 seconds. At the very same moment, my 2 year-old niece was fighting for her life in an Intensive Care Unit in the USA. Doctors were trying to revive her through Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation(CPR). Soon after, she slipped into a coma and was in that state for a few weeks. In between the last full-stop and this next sentence, it is best left to the imagination what a harrowing time my family had to endure during that period.

I sang this song every-day because I could not find the words to pray.
I promised heaven that I would record and release the song as soon as my niece left the hospital. Promise kept. Here you have it!

Interestingly,my fellow stake-holders in the process (Wilson Joel and Nathaniel Bassey) were also going through several near-similar encounters. For WJ, he also had a family member in hospital. For NB, anytime he turned on the TV etc, all he heard was a confirmation of the lyrics of this song.

Today, Fefe (pronounced Fay-fay) is the effervescent joy-ball she has always been! Her laughter peals like bells ringing. It is almost surreal to believe the awesome transformation. From down and out, to up and about! A few weeks ago, I visited her and when I I sang her ‘Miracle-working God’ song to her, the smile she gave me was worth more than a million rainbows!

Who would have known that such a trial would birth such a triumph? YAHWEH!

Experience THE MIRACLE-WORKER, DESTINY-CHANGER, POWERFUL HEALER today!"


(For updates on Glowreeyah’s music, do visit www.glowreeyah.com)
Source HERE

Miracle Worker - Glowreeyah Braimah feat Nathaniel Bassey

Monday, 22 September 2014

30Days of Praise - Day 22 *ABC of Praise* feat Lucie Felix

Hello everyone! Thank God for another beautiful and blessed week!

I am excited about today's post because it's so wonderful!

One of the many great ways of praising God is by extolling Him calling Him by His different names.. You know how when you want to ask a favour from your loved one, you call all their given names to soften them up, make them smile or praise them :-)

Now, the thing about our awesome God is that He has innumerable names that describe His nature, His character and His greatness! He loves to hear us call Him by His many names and sometimes, He even introduces Himself personally to you by a new and unique name..

Today, we get introduced to what our guest writer refers to as 'The ABC of Praise'... She takes you through the names of God using the 26 alphabets and guess what? There are even multiple names for some alphabets.. You can now praise God using His many different names!

Join us in praise as we recite the ABC of Praise! -

A
All-powerful, All-knowing, Almighty, Amazing God, Author of eternal salvation, Awesome God, Ancient of Days, Alpha, Adonai, All sufficient, Advocate, Anchor of my soul, Answer to every puzzle

B
Beautiful, Burden bearer, Bright & Morning star, Bishop of my soul, Bearer of sin, Bread of life, Banner, Blazing light in darkness, Balm of Gilead, Beginning, Builder of all things, Branch of righteousness, Blessed Redeemer, Buckler, (The) Best

C
Caring Father, Creator of heaven & earth, Creator of the universe, Creator of all Creations, Counsellor, Comforter, Covenant keeper, Conqueror, Consuming fire, Closest friend, Confidant, Chief Cornerstone,

D
Dependable, Defender of the weak, (my) Defence, Deliverer, Daddy, Defender of widows

E
El-Shaddai, Elohim, Emmanuel, El-Elyon, Everlasting Father, (The) End, Eternal Rock of ages, Everlasting God, Eternal God, Excellent, Everything to me

F
Faithful, Faithful & True, Fountain of living water, Father, Father of the fatherless, Fruitful Vine, Fortress, First, Father of glory,

G God of miracles, God of wonder, God of power, God of the impossible, God of Abraham, God of Isaac, God of Israel, God eternal, God, Great, Gracious, (My) Glory, My Guide, God of gods, God of heaven, Gentle Saviour

H
High & Lofty One, Holy, Healer, Helper, Holy one of Israel, Highest, High Priest forever, my Husband, Hope of glory

I
Invincible, Immortal, I am, Immanuel, Indescribable, Incomparable,

J

Jesus, Just, Just One, Judge of all, my Joy, Jehovah Jireh, Jehovah Nissi, Jehovah Saboath, Jehovah Hosenu, Jehovah Gibbor, Jehovah Kanna, Jehovah Shammar, Jehovah Shalom, Jehovah Mekkadeskum, Jehovah Ropheka, Jehohah

K
Kind, King of kings, King of glory

L
Lovely, Loving, Living God, Living Word, Light of Israel, Lord of lords, Lord of hosts, Living water, Light of the world, Lover of my soul, Lamb of God, Lily of the valley, Lion of Judah, Lifter of my head, Loving hope, Light at the end of the tunnel

M
Merciful, Maker, Mighty one, Most high, Morning star, Man of war, Marvellous, Magnificent, Majesty, Majestic God

N
Name above all names, Need of everyone, Nail in a sure place, Nissi

O
Omnipotent, Omnipresent, Omniscient, Omega, Only wise God, Owner of heaven & earth, Offspring of David, One Who relents from doing harm

P
Perfect, Powerful, Provider, Physician, Problem solver, Prince of peace, Prince of life, Pillar, Possessor of heaven & earth, Potter, Potentate God, Power of God, Portion of Jacob, (My) Portion

Q
Quickening Spirit

R
Reliable, Righteous, Righteous Judge, Redeemer, Rock, Refuge, Resurrection & the life, Rock of ages, Rock of salvation, Rock of my strength, Rock that is higher that I, Rewarder, Restorer, Renewer of my youth, Rebuilder, Ruler of creation, Rabbi, Root of David, Rod of Jesse, Real

S
Strength, Shepherd, Saviour, Sustainer, Shield, Sanctifier, Shepherd of my soul, Shepherd of Israel, Stone of Israel, Sun of righteousness, Strong Tower, Sun & a shield, Sure foundation, Strong Deliverer, Source of my joy, Sovereign, Sufficiency, Solution to all problems, Slow to anger & abundant in loving kindness

T

True, Truth, Tower of salvation, Trustworthy, True vine

U
Unchangeable Changer, Uncreated Creator, Unquestionable, Untamable, Uncontainable, Unequalled, Ultimate, Unstoppable,

V

Vine, Victorious, Voice of hope

W
Wonder worker, Wonderful, Wise, Worthy, Winner, (The) Way, Wisdom of God, (The) Word

X
Xcellent, my Xceeding great reward

Y
Yahweh, Yeshua, Yea & Amen

Z
(My) Zeal

*squeals* My Praise vocabulary just received an amazing upgrade! I look forward to lifting high the praise of our great King with His many wonderful names!

Is there any name you'd like to add too? Please inform us and praise our Quickening Spirit!

xxxx

Sunday, 21 September 2014

30Days of Praise - Day 21 *Ibo - Language of Praise*

One of my favourite languages for singing God's praise is Ibo...

There's just something about the language... Very deep and powerful!

I don't speak the language but for You Lord, I will learn :-)

"If  Ibo be the language of praise, then learn on" One, 2014

There are so many beautiful names of God in Ibo - Last year, during the Month of Praise, we shared some with their meanings.. You can view HERE.

I am praising God today with this beautiful song by Nathaniel Bassey (If you can, please listen to all Nathaniel Bassey's song, you will surely be blessed by his praise).

Imela Imela (Thank You, Thank You)
Okaka Onyekeruwa (Great and Mighty Creator of the world)
Imela Imela
Eze'm oh (My King!)

Onyedikagi (Who is like You?)
Ekere diri gi (Glory belongs to You)
Onye ne mema (He who does good!)
Onyedikagi
Ekere diri gi
Onyenagworia! (Mighty Healer!)

Please listen and watch the beautiful song here:

PS Join me in praising God! What language do you like to praise God in? Also, please share names of God that you know in different languages (with their meaning if possible) :-) 

Have a most beautiful and blessed week! xx

Saturday, 20 September 2014

30Days of Praise - Day 20: Marvellous God

What a marvellous God!
What a marvellous God!
He has done marvellous things for meeee!

Lord indeed You are a marvellous God. You do great and mighty things that cause us to marvel! 

We stand in awe of You and we stand amazed at how grand Your ways are!

You who fed 5000 people with 5 loaves of bread and 2 fishes. You who turn around impossible situations - You raised Lazarus, after 3 days of being dead!

You blessed Hannah with Samuel after years of barrenness, You blessed Abraham and Sarah with the promised Isaac long after it was deemed physically impossible for them to conceive! What a truly marvellous God You are. 

Keep marvelling us oh Lord! In You we put our total trust knowing that impossible is nothing as long as You are involved!

Hosanna to our God in the highest!

Friday, 19 September 2014

Dear Daddy - 30Days of Praise (Day 19)

Dear Daddy,

My Special Best Friend! The undisputed Champion of the whole universe! The One who needs not fight to win a battle - Only a word and it's over. Wonderful wonderful Jesus. The name above all names - at the mention of Your name, every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess that You alone are Lord.

You are Omni-God.

Omniscient - All-knowing God! There is nothing that You do not know or You are not aware of. Nothing ever happens behind Your back and nothing ever takes You by surprise. You are the fountain of all knowledge - You are the Teacher of teachers, the Doctor of doctors and the Professor of Professors! With You, I need not worry or fear about what tomorrow holds, You know it all.

Omnipotent - All-powerful God! All power in heaven and on earth belongs to You. You give it to whomever You please. There is nothing that is too difficult for You to do - You who created the ancient hills and the mountains we see today. You make the rain to rain, hail to hail and snow to snow. You are the One who can shut the mouth of lions and make the impact of fire as nothing. You are the One who gives us the power to trample upon snakes and scorpions!
Borrowing the words of the Psalmist - The Lord is my Light and Salvation, WHO shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life, of WHOM shall I be afraid? All-powerful God, with You there is no shaking!

Omnipresent - Always present God! You are everywhere at once. You are there with me when I pass through the waters and You are with me even through the fire! You are the One who never leaves nor forsakes His own. You are reliable, trustworthy, unfailing, faithful and dependable. You never abandon Your own, even in the hardest of times. Thank You for holding my hand and carrying me through life. Thank You because even when You are silent, Your presence is there, Your eyes never leave me.. I am the apple of Your eyes. Thank You.

I don't think I say it enough my All-together God - I appreciate You. I love and appreciate You from the bottom of my heart.

Always Your little girl,
One xx