Saturday, February 20, 2010


Part 1:

Shattered pieces, broken glasses, fragmented blocks, meshed dough... funny because that was supposed to be a wholesome person. She was supposed to be complete, whole. No fragments, no pieces, not broken and not meshed. Just whole. Fully whole. And yet, she was not. People broke her. Events broke her. Harsh words, broken dreams. Wrongs were committed against her. She wronged other people. And yet, slowly and gradually in her brokenness, in her emptiness, she was made whole. She was restored back to how she was initially meant to be, infact even better. She is just like the Samaritan woman, she was rejected and yet He asked her for a drink of water. He invited her in. She was just like Mary the prostitute. She was filthy and desolate. Yet, Jesus allowed her to serve and show her gratitude.

I am just like those women. Used to be broken into a million and one pieces. Yet, He took me all that I was and mended me into this wholesome vessel. He healed me, so why should I not be a channel of healing to others?

Part 2:
The past couple of days has had me thinking of ways that I can take my steps to advance the kingdom of God further. I have a dream of how I want to serve people with neurological disorders in Nigeria. This is the main reason why I am planning to go into the Neuroscience field. Thinking about this the other day, something tugged at me: "Why must you wait to carry out the passion in your heart? Why must you wait to serve?" And, while this was still in my heart, I read Jaycee's post "Say you're one of us" (post link here: and still had more tugs. It was now a matter of discerning what to do.

Part 3:
I spent today at the IMPACT IVCF retreat for my campus. I went for the Justice and social Justice seminar. It was more alongst the lines of my post on "Gradual Metamorphosis" post here:
However, what struck me most was my thoughts on what I wanted to help with. How can I be a channel of healing? Why can I not go out and heal as Jesus healed me? Why can I not be love to someone who is broken as well? That was when I believed that my purpose was revealed. To be a source of healing to the broken. I have been loved so much such that I can only love others. I have been healed and been mended so much such that I can only be a source of healing to others - to be a channel to others.

Part 4:
I decided to participate in act-s: a social justice mobilizer group. Its all part of the vision to stop injustices like child slavery, hunger and trafficking. Check it out: Activities are held to inform and help in terms of prayer, volunteering and petition signing. I believe this is a step towards helping by God's grace to heal a broken world. I am still looking for more ways to help in coming in contact with people and being a channel of healing, also keeping in mind that I need to be a source of healing to people in my life as well.

SOOOOOOO.... how are you going to be a channel today?

Monday, February 15, 2010

And after the storm...

So after not having classes for a straight week (this week will forever be remembered fondly by UMBC students) and suffering from a slight case of cabin fever, infact it was beginning to affect the way i think, classes finally resumed. I had never felt so happy in my life to walk to class despite the cold and slippery ice on the ground as I did today. It reminded me of those secondary school days when I would be waiting in anticipation for the long summer break to pass so that I can go back to classes (Yes i was nerdy back then!) The only downside to that is that professors want to rush us into catching up to the material we missed for a week (I have an awful feeling in my tummy that we are going to pay dearly for this). Well at least our spring break is not going to be cut off. I heard one school withheld theirs.
I have been procrastinating in the most subtle ways... am planning to take the GREs in May or June and I still haven't started studying hardcore... abeg any tips from those who have taken the GREs???
On a side note, my friend D and I were studying Psalms 22 vs 11 to 23 and the overall message was crying to God for deliverance despite the troubles that surround us, despite the fact that we are being sneered at when waiting on him. Funny enough events that unraveled today just confirmed that indeed this Jehovah that we serve is on the throne. Just remember that whatever unravels in your life is for a reason, we are indeed too short sighted to see what reason God has in store but never forget that this God can carry us through whatever storms. Yes ooo this storms may leave us broken and hurt and disappointed and all the bad things that you can think of. But pause with me for a second, think of the woman with the issue of blood who touched the hem of his garment... after she was healed, it was as though she never bled her whole life. God heals all to the very core, he takes all those intricate pieces no matter how shattered they may be and mends us into this wholesome beautiful person we were always meant to be.
So folks, smile along with me this week (I am striving to walk around with a smile on my face this week for starters, I have been told i look stern and cold lol) because God is good :) ALWAYS!!!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Snow Storm 2010 + A day off from School

We had a historic snow storm in MD, 30 inches of snow :) Plus my school gave us a snow day, mind you, UMBC never gives snow days. So this has been an eventful couple of 4 days! Feel free to click on the pictures to see them in a bigger size. Just beautiful right?
P.S God has been faithful... he worked a beautiful miracle on my behalf concerning my storm. So whoever you are, and whatever you are going through, please "Be still..." and know that He is Jehovah Jireh, the Great provider and is able to sustain you and weather you through whatever circumstance. So join me in continuing to "Look up to the hills", "watch and pray" as we wait for our deliverance to continue to come from God!