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A living being whose life is hid with Christ in God.

Welcome to my website. I’m Precious Obanijesu Osazeme Enobun but I’d rather you call me Obanijesu.

I’m a believer of Christ Jesus, who died, was buried and resurrected for the world, he paid the price for SIN. As time goes by I’ll share more on who Christ is.

I love to give; my time, finances, love etc to people. Also, I love anything LOVE (marriage, relationships, friendships) related and I always want the best in them.

Oh yeah! I paint faces too! Lol, I’m a makeup artist.

Stay tuned, there’s more in store!✨

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Christ is ENOUGH for you.

Do you sometimes feel the need to have more? Well, this is for you!

As humans our needs/wants are INSATIABLE, the only place that we can really find true fulfillment and contentment is in Christ.  True contentment isn’t something that we find in things, people or circumstances.

Hebrews 13:5 says “Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”

This applies to other things not just money, it applies to whatever you’re making a priority over Christ. It could be friendships, validation from people, academics, marriage etc. Yes, it’s good to want all these but not in a way that you feel hopeless/worthless without them. We should learn to be content in Christ, we have Christ and that’s ENOUGH.

I really hope this short read blessed you as much as it blessed me when putting it together😊. Do you need assistance with anything or you need someone to talk to? You can reach out to me via my socials.
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I owe you love and I’m willing to give all of it!

-Iye❤️

Hey! It’s Christ- mas(s) 🥳🎉🎊

Do you know who the Celebrant is or you’re just about the celebration ? It’s important you know who we’re celebrating !🥳

Yearly, the 25th of December is celebrated as Christmas Day, the supposed day Christians set aside to celebrate the birth of Christ. Families attend Christmas service at church and then proceed to celebrating the rest of the holiday with loved ones. That’s great if you ask me! 😁

Now, here’s the gist. As Christians, each day of the year should remind us of Christ’s birth, death, burial and resurrection. In it the core of our being lies. Our main focus as believers is to preach the gospel, bringing people to the knowledge of Christ and what he did on the cross of Calvary.

The Christmas celebration is more for us than Christ, I mean that’s why it’s “Merry” Christmas. It comes with exchange of gifts, cards and lotssss of edibles. We most times get caught up with the celebration that we forget or have little time to reflect on why Christ was born. Do you know you can celebrate what you have zero knowledge of? Yes, it’s very possible. So many unsaved people celebrate Christmas.

So here’s the main tea, Christ was born to die! That was the only purpose of his birth, to die for the sins of world.
“She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.””
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭1:21‬ ‭NIV‬‬
Christ came to break the barrier separating the world from God, to restore what was once lost by the disobedience of one man(Adam), to give an everlasting relationship proposal which can only be accessed when you believe in him. For this, we celebrate this wonderful love we’ve been shown all the days of our life and not just on the 25th of December.

Our lifestyle is a life of THANKSGIVING. I hope this read sheds more light on who Christ is and why he came to earth in a human form.

Are you saved? If yes! That’s great! We belong to the same team!🥳......if no, It would be of great joy to me and my teammates(fellow believers) to have a new member join our team☺️...All you have to do is believe in your heart and confess with your mouth that

“Jesus is the only son of God, he died, was buried and resurrected all for the sins of the world”. You can read John 3:16 too. ❤️

Merry Christmas from me to you!🎉

I owe you love and I’m willing to give all of it!

Iye❤️

2020

What’s your 2020 review? How do you feel?

Whew! The year is slowly closing up on us and I’m sure we all feel differently about this.

HAPPY because you achieved a lot this year; made progress in all areas or maybe you finally found the bone of your bone 🙃 😏 LOL, whatever the case may be, I’m happy for you! 🥳
OR

SAD because you lost someone to death(I mean this year has been wild😥), you lost a relationship/friendship, you didn’t reach that goal you set at the beginning of the year, you didn’t graduate due to whatever reasons, you faced a major financial crisis.... whatever the issue is I’m here to tell you “where there’s LIFE; there’s HOPE” especially when you’re in Christ.

The advantage you have as a believer is that your life has already been ORCHESTRATED by God and he has also said in his word;
“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”
‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭29:11‬ ‭NLT‬‬

You also have a manual (Bible) and you’ve been given a lifetime teacher (the holyspirit) to show you the right steps to take, all that is required of you is OBEDIENCE and also the ability to discern the voice of the teacher ( this can only be known when you spend time with the holyspirit).

So whether this year has been good or bad for you REJOICE!!!🥳🥳🥳💃🏿💃🏿💃🏿💃🏿
It shouldn’t make you loose sight of the most important thing; the spread of the gospel! Making disciples for Christ;

“Now wherever you go, make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
And teach them to faithfully follow all that I have commanded you. And never forget that I am with you every day, even to the completion of this age.””
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭28:19-20‬ ‭TPT‬‬

Dear believer, never forget you’re at an advantage! Let’s get practical with this, say this...

I, (say your name) recognizes the privileges I have in Christ. I refuse to be swayed by the problems/enjoyments of this world. I no go loose focus! 🙅🏾‍♀️

Thank you for reading to the end! It means a lot to me..... Happy new year in advance 🥳🎉🎊

I recommended 3 songs for you to listen and rejoice into 2021 and beyond. Click the links below!

I owe you love and I’m willing to give all of it!

Iye ❤️

Friendships are Important

Are you the type of friend you seek?

One of the relationships that is most valuable in the world right now is FRIENDSHIP. People desire intimate connections with other people. I have also experienced the need to have people I call friends, I mean nobody wants to die of boredom 😅

In my opinion, a friend is someone who genuinely has your best interest at heart. I just described God👀 LOL, I know...it’s not that deep but it’s still deep sha 🌚. Friendship is one of the greatest gifts of life and below are a few characteristics of a good friend.

- Corrects in love
- Good listener
- Teachable
- Encourages you to be a better person etc.

Now, as believers the main factor to look for in a friend is “godliness”. This is because in our Christian walk we need friends that encourage, correct and guide us from a godly perspective and not from a natural/human view. Yes, there are people who have every quality of a good friend besides godliness(Christ-like) this doesn’t mean they are bad people, in fact you can be the godly person in that relationship to help them see the light.

An example of a godly friend is ONESIPHORUS. He was a good friend and a source of encouragement to Paul while he was in prison.

“Nevertheless, so many times Onesiphorus was like a breath of fresh air to me and never seemed to be ashamed of my chains. May our Lord Jesus bestow compassion and mercy upon him and his household.”
‭‭2 Timothy‬ ‭1:16‬ ‭TPT‬‬

Onesiphorus was not only a good friend but a godly one! He understood Paul’s situation from a godly view. An ungodly friend might not see beyond the current hardship you’re in and then encourage you based on how they feel. This is not necessarily a bad thing but in our down times we need people that will pray with us and encourage us with the scriptures.

Friendships are important but they can’t be forced. We should be open to receiving/having friends but also careful with our selection. Pray about every person coming into your life, the type of friends you keep matters a lot. Also, do not forget to be the godly friend you seek, it takes a lot of effort and commitment to build a friendship.

Whew!😅 this was a long read and I hope you learnt something.

I owe you love and I’m willing to give all of it!

Iye ❤️

A body without a head is LIFELESS

Ephesians Chapter 1 explained with the help of the Holyspirit. 💡

“This letter is from Paul, chosen by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus. I am writing to God’s holy people in Ephesus, who are faithful followers of Christ Jesus. May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace.”
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭1:1-2‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Who is PAUL?
The story of Apostle Paul is a very beautiful and lesson filled one, he wasn’t always a good person or a preacher of the gospel. In fact, he was like the boko-haram of our time, he was an anti-Christ. (You can read about his previous life as Saul in the book of Acts). In summary, Apostle Paul’s life testifies to the saying “God can use anyone to do his work”.

“All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ. Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes.”
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭1:3-4‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Explanation: “Spiritual blessings” blessings you cannot see but you have just by believing in Christ. E.g The Holy Spirit, eternal life etc. Years back, before God created the world he had YOU in mind. I’ve never experienced this level of INTENTIONALITY in my 22years on earth😦. As humans, we only love what we see or have but Christ loved even us before he created us. That’s to show us how unconditional God’s love is. He made the decision to love us. LOVE IS A DECISION NOT A FEELING (romantic love inclusive).😏😉
Even before Christ was born, God already chose us to be holy and blameless in his sight. The only way God can see you in this view is if you are in Christ. 😊

“God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure. So we praise God for the glorious grace he has poured out on us who belong to his dear Son.”
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭1:5-6‬ ‭NLT‬‬

This is self explanatory.

“He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins. He has showered his kindness on us, along with all wisdom and understanding.”
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭1:7-8‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Explanation: Naturally, we only cherish things we purchase with a lot of money. For example, getting an item worth millions of naira or if you’re like me that prefer to spend in dollars😂. God doesn’t spend currency so the most priceless possession he had was Christ. He gave up Christ in exchange for YOU and your entirety( your sin, freedom, flaws) etc.

He did this act several years ago but it’s so powerful that it’s still relevant now and even in ages to come.

“God has now revealed to us his mysterious will regarding Christ—which is to fulfill his own good plan. And this is the plan: At the right time he will bring everything together under the authority of Christ—everything in heaven and on earth. Furthermore, because we are united with Christ, we have received an inheritance from God, for he chose us in advance, and he makes everything work out according to his plan.”
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭1:9-11‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Explanation: Mysterious means something difficult or impossible to understand, explain or identify. God’s will for us regarding Christ was mysterious but has now been revealed to us by his spirit.
His plan/will has always been UNITY between everything in heaven and on earth through Christ. e.g You and the holyspirit are now United because you believed in Christ. We have received an inheritance(eternal life) from God.🥳🥳🥳

“God’s purpose was that we Jews who were the first to trust in Christ would bring praise and glory to God. And now you Gentiles have also heard the truth, the Good News that God saves you. And when you believed in Christ, he identified you as his own by giving you the Holy Spirit, whom he promised long ago. The Spirit is God’s guarantee that he will give us the inheritance he promised and that he has purchased us to be his own people. He did this so we would praise and glorify him.”
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭1:12-14‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Explanation: The Jews are (believers of Christ by tradition/culture) while the gentiles are (unbelievers). In our time now, let’s just say the Jews are “Christians” while the gentiles are “non-Christians”.
Now, God wants to bring UNITY between us and together we all can be in unity with the things in heaven( having one spirit) but this can only happen when the GOSPEL is being preached to “non-Christians” and they BELIEVE in their heart and confess with their mouth that “JESUS is the only son of God and he died for our sins” and by that simple act, they are being sealed with the holyspirit as a GUARANTEE that they now have ETERNAL LIFE (the inheritance God promised us). He cannot promise and fail.

“Ever since I first heard of your strong faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for God’s people everywhere, I have not stopped thanking God for you. I pray for you constantly, asking God, the glorious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, to give you spiritual wisdom and insight so that you might grow in your knowledge of God.”
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭1:15-17‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Explanation: God’s holy people(believers) in Ephesus showed physical characteristics as a believer, they didn’t believe in God and was less concerned about their actions. They were strong in faith( you need to exercise to get strong) so they exercised their faith and showed love to people. Basically, they did good works. You are saved for good works.
Chapter 17 talks about spiritual wisdom and insight, this shows that to understand the things of God, you need the holyspirit. A natural man cannot understand God’s word the way God would have him understand.

“I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those he called—his holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance. I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms. Now he is far above any ruler or authority or power or leader or anything else—not only in this world but also in the world to come. God has put all things under the authority of Christ and has made him head over all things for the benefit of the church. And the church is his body; it is made full and complete by Christ, who fills all things everywhere with himself.”
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭1:18-23‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Explanation: Apostle Paul prays for LIGHT 💡 to be flooded in our hearts; For us to be open-minded in order to understand the things of God. Yes, you have the holyspirit to help you but are you discerning and humble enough to let him lead you OR you’re that person who argues with the holyspirit. 😏 LOL, don’t worry I’ve been there and I’m calling myself out too.🤪
Apostle Paul also says we have been given the same POWER that was used to raise Christ from the dead. If you think it was magic that was performed when Christ was raised from the dead, you too you’re now a magician 👀🌝🌚 and you can do the same thing God did and even more!!!

Christ is the head of the Church, the Church is everyone who believes the gospel not a building we worship in and we are also known as the body of Christ. We are COMPLETE in Christ. Christ gives us Life! “A body without a head is LIFELESS”

Do you want to be saved and declared righteous in God’s sight? Believe and confess these words

I....(your name) believes in the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ who is the only son of God. I believe he died for my sins and that of the world. Amen. Read John 3:16 too.❤️

I owe you love and I’m willing to give all of it!

Iye❤️

What’s the source of your JOY?

JOY for a believer is a state. It’s a state because despite all the tribulations we face, we stay JOYFUL because our joy is not based on material or earthly things but on GOD.

The new life we received from Christ has us joyful every time because we know Christ has overcome/defeated the world for us.

“I have told you this so that you will have peace by being united to me. The world will make you suffer. But be brave! I have defeated the world!””
‭‭John‬ ‭16:33‬ ‭GNT‬‬

Whenever I feel overwhelmed, sad or heartbroken I remind myself of God’s word. I meditate on scriptures that remind me of who the source of my joy is. My SOURCE can never be emptied of joy come what may!

This scripture encourages me👇🏾

“Don’t be pulled in different directions or worried about a thing. Be saturated in prayer throughout each day, offering your faith-filled requests before God with overflowing gratitude. Tell him every detail of your life,”

“then God’s wonderful peace that transcends human understanding, will make the answers known to you through Jesus Christ.”
‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:6-7‬ ‭TPT‬‬

It’s God’s will for his children to be joyful always! His word says “in ALL circumstances, give thanks”

“give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
‭‭1 Thessalonians‬ ‭5:18‬ ‭NIV‬‬

As a believer, the spirit of God within you helps you stay Joyful ALWAYS, emphasis on ALWAYS.
An unbeliever can’t be consistent with being joyful, it’s not possible because there are so many distractions and troubles in this world.

“But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,”
‭‭Galatians‬ ‭5:22‬ ‭NLT‬‬

True Joy is a gift of God to those who believe in the Gospel. You have this joy dear and absolutely nothing can take it from you! 🥳🥳🥳

I owe you love and I’m willing to give all of it! 💕

Iye❤️

FAITH

Do you trust God?

Faith is totally depending on God that whatever the outcome may be (favorable or unfavorable) is God’s will for you. An unfavorable response from something you really wanted might be God’s best for you at that particular phase of your life.

Faith is asking God “what would you have me do”.. Yes it may seem as tho your peers are bagging a degree, getting married, relocating etc and doing such for yourself would also be a good idea (I mean we all want to get ahead in life) but asking God at every point of your life “what would you have me do” is trusting him that his plans are actually better than yours.

Asking God for something and already having an expectation of what you want is you putting your will before his. “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.” ‭‭1 John‬ ‭5:14‬ ‭NIV‬‬
ACCORDING TO HIS WILL.

This is not to say you can’t randomly ask God for something, of course he’ll answer your requests if it’s for a good cause BUT as Christians doing God’s will should be our utmost priority. When you see the importance of doing what God would have you do rather than what anyone thinks you should be doing, obedience to God’s leading would be easy, your relationship with God would be more intimate etc.

For example; God says you should buy a wedding dress 😂 and you’re confused because you don’t have a man.. (bear in mind that God didn’t give a deadline to when he’ll bring a man your way) all you did was obey the instruction even if to a mere human what you’re doing is foolish. So even if God gives another instruction like “sell the dress” or doesn’t even bring the man in 1,2 or for as long as it takes, it would be easy for you to obey/trust God because right from the beginning you obeyed his instructions and you trust him.

But if you started a journey in your own wisdom and then half way you’re trying to bring God in, even when he’s telling you to stop and abort mission it would be difficult for you to obey because what you want and think is best for you is what you’ll end up doing.

This whole discussion is what we’re all guilty of including ME. Holyspirit had the discussion with me and I decided to share. Always ask God “what would you have me do” even in minor situations.

I really hope this piece helped in any way...

I owe you love and I’m willing to give all of it....

- Iye ❤️

Building Intentional Relationships

Personally, one of the most beautiful show of love between humans in the Bible is shown in Mark 2:3-5. I’d be using the context of relationship (friendships).

The scripture didn’t explicitly say the paralyzed man had faith, it was the faith of those who carried him that got him healed. His “friends” saw an obstacle (the crowd) but WENT THE EXTRA MILE to create an opening for him through the roof to be healed. They were SELFLESS and determined.
Now, In a friendship context as a believer, this story highlights the importance of having fellow believers who are WILLING to go the EXTRA MILE for you with their FAITH when yours is nonexistent or low.

Friends who would agree with you in prayer for miracles to happen.
Friends who would go the extra mile to toot your horn in places of opportunities because they have faith that you’ll get in.
Friends whose FAITH in God would quicken yours when it’s low.

Choose your close knit friends with the same intentionality and seriousness you’d use to choose a life partner. Also, be a friend worth having.

Selah.

I owe you love and I’m willing to give all of it….

- Iye ❤️

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