Free like a bird!

With God doing all of this for me, who am I to condemn myself when Christ has liberated me. 

I had a healthy conversation this morning on my way to work. Yes, Grace is available,  yes God has redeemed us but we have a part to work out our salvation.

I am grateful I belong to this generation… I am the redeemed of the Lord. The righteousness of Christ. The star of the heaven for the multitude. I am God’s pride!

But in our time something new has been added. What Moses and the prophets witnessed to all those years has happened. The God-setting-things-right that we read about has become Jesus-setting-things-right for us. And not only for us, but for everyone who believes in him. For there is no difference between us and them in this. Since we’ve compiled this long and sorry record as sinners (both us and them) and proved that we are utterly incapable of living the glorious lives God wills for us, God did it for us. Out of sheer generosity he put us in right standing with himself. A pure gift. He got us out of the mess we’re in and restored us to where he always wanted us to be. And he did it by means of Jesus Christ.
Romans 3:23‭-‬24 

Thank you for reading, have a beautiful week.
Xoxo

ShallyBenson

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Giving back to the society that built me

Hello Peeps, i was on a project for a while and when i was over and done i felt a little unhappy, not because i did not do it well but because i would not be actively involved in the project again as i have moved on to other projects.

Through last year, i was in charge of charity and sponsorships at work and this helped me to discover my passion and love to help my society. Few months back, i shared a story of visiting an Orphanage, if  you missed it- here is the link- https://shalewaalli.wordpress.com/2011/07/04/reflections

Just few weeks back again, i was involved in the painting of a round about that was already in a “things fall apart” state. Staff of my organisation had to volunteer to do the painting ourselves, not because we couldnt outsource to a company to handle for us but the joy of doing it ourselves was what we wanted.

below are pictures of me and my colleagues giving back to our society:

 

I had fun peeps and trust me if you were in my shoes you would have enjoyed every moment.

Who wore it better???????

I love both of them and the ankle boots just works for me but i need your thoughts on this… who wore it better? Lala(left) or Monica(right).

Good to be back!

Good to be back here! I have been on a very long recess tending to work and my personal life. I have also been reading other blogs and taking learnings from them all.
Seems like the trending ish now is clothes and colours, most bloggers have so expatiated on dressings and emphasized that people play with colours most especially in this era of colour blocking, but my own opinion remains- whatever you are doing, stay simple. In beauty, less is more and speaks more volume.

See you fabulous people soon!

kisses…

Yaaaay, Its exactly one year today!

It was just like an unending phase of my life that took like forever to end. Today makes it a year i finished youth service. Yeah, i know to some its not worth reflecting about but trust me evry day after we finally removed head gear, i waited patiently for one year post NYSC.

There were fears as at the time of passing out but i will be verycorrect to say that i have been very well favoured by God in one year. I remember my first day to camp vividly-i had to “jagamu”(the camp commandant’s way of making us slam our butts on the ground)lol… It was as though 3weeks should end at that very point. I also remember days of sleeping under cold rain and all. How could i ever forget my smart way of snicking to the OBS to escape punishment…lol…little did i know that the greatest was still going to come my way in Kogi.

Arriving at my place of primary assignment to hear that i was to be paid N500/per month was the worst moment of the whole year, my tears knew no bound as they srolled down my cheeks in total awe of how i was to serve my country for N500, i immediately opted for a no-payment term but was turned down.

Mehn, some girls really made my year. I never will forget the ever amiable Peace Akpan, Cheerful Seyi Arije, Piquant Sewande Amusu, Ever Mischevious Mercy Ominuta,Alarming Biola Kareem, Gentle but skilful Funmi Odebode, Motherly Sister Banks,Calm Anu Ogundipe amongst others.

On graduation from University, my friend once told me that “the friends you will end up keeping so closely are the once you meet at youth service”, though i never believed but time and chance proved that statement to be true. I still have friends from all phases of my life and i keep them close due to a nursery school rhyme i learnt that says :

“make new friends  but keep the old,cause one is silver and the other is gold”

I celebrate today knowing well that the best is yet to come…*winks*

 

 

Jehovah Nissi

I wish i had a million ways to praise God tonight. In just a flash what has claimed millions of lives happened and left me unhurt asides shock that i later overcame.
I only hear of accidents but never been so close to one till today. I don’t know what measures can ßξ put in place but I sincerely think all drivers should go through series of test before handling vehicles because some are just ‘animals in human skin'(pls permit M̶̲̥̅γ̲̣̣̥ french).
In all,I praise God that I ‎​A̶̲̥̅♏ alive to tell this tale without a fracture or broken rib ‎​

I’m more than a conqueror!!!

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Where I am!

I really can not place the exact feeling right now but one thing I am sure of is that-its been a while i felt this way.

Maybe I have been ridiculously shut up but I am sure not going to let this pass away just like that because I think it has come to stay.

I might possibly be saying a goodbye to this phase of my life soon (though not too sure) but one thing I am so sure of is that i intend to enjoy every bit of it and be positive too.

Ever wondered how well we plan so well and yet not meet up with our prerequisites? That is just where I am now but against all odds I am just going for it.

See you when the manifestations are in place…