I COMMITTED A CRIME

I committed a crime that ultimately brings about death!
I was locked up to be sentenced.
A terrible crime never to see the light again,
imprisoned with no way of escape.

But God,

oh if not for the cross.

My records wiped clean,
removed all traces.
When I see the
cross I see Freedom.
My Freedom bought with the precious blood of the Lamb.
Grace has found me in my imprisonment,
and gave me Hope.
Jesus I am found in Your Freedom.

 – THE CROSS by Dami Elegbede

 Jesus Christ did the things God wanted Him to do. And because of that, we are made holy through the sacrifice of Christ’s body.

Christ made that sacrifice one time—enough for all time.

Hebrews 10:10 

Happy Easter to you all,

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Jesus Rescued Me, “Written words from within…”

Love came down and rescued me
Love came down and set me free
I am Yours
Lord, I’m forever Yours
Mountains high or valley low
I sing out and remind my soul
I am Yours
I am forever Yours

Love Came Down – Kari Jobe

OVERWHELMED?

an understatement!

I just can’t express how GRATEFUL I am to know You LOVE me.

How did I get this GIFT from above?

Words FAIL me

INDESCRIBLEABLE!

“While I was in sin, YOU loved me and never once stopped loving me” (paraphrased) Romans 5:8

You are on MY SIDE.

And it’s by Your DIVINE GRACE and MERCY that I am saved.

…and if not for Your KINDNESS that led me to REPENTANCE where would I be?

A HEART that FORGIVES

In WONDER and ADORATION.

I cried out,

FATHER’s love found me again!

DROWNED in Love.

I was LOST and LONELY for a moment but JESUS, You rescued me.

No one to TURN to but YOU

Truly, I AM Yours!

Just like that You answered my prayers, then I became complacent?

I TRUSTED You then I GAVE UP

I forgot about YOU

One thing I said I’ll NEVER do

Ungrateful Days?

How did I get HERE?

[sigh]

My Jesus RESCUED me!

[Paused and reflected]!

Drawing me NEARER,

You reminded me to WORSHIP YOU in all SEASONS 

Learning the unforced rhythms of GRACE

I was LOST when You HONOURED me.

My feet SLIPPED

Like a Prodigal son,

You spoke to my HEART.

How can I STAND while others are falling?

Love came down and RESCUED me AGAIN!

My promises were not ENOUGH

I won’t do it AGAIN Jesus!

My PASSION wasn’t enough to catch this FIRE

but from the ashes You bring RESTORATION.

You bring me LIFE

Unquestionable LOVE

Unstoppable LOVE

Consuming LOVE

Your Love is a FLOOD

Try to stop Your LOVE and You would WAGE a WAR!

My SHAME was UNDONE

My sins FORGIVEN

You DELIGHT in showing MERCY

Mercy triumphs over JUDGEMENT

You said Daughter, FORGET the PAST

TEARING down every WALL

Your Love NEVER ends,

Never GIVES UP

You won’t LET me GO

Jesus SAVED me

CLOSER again.

I HAVE BEEN SET FREE!

RESTORED – SONSHIP – RESTORED

No LONGER a SLAVE to FEAR

The FEAR of FALLING that kept me bound was BROKEN!

Your voice reassured me “Now you know what it feels like to fall”

FEAR DISPELLING.

Going DOWN is the way UP

VICTORY is MINE!

Your PURPOSE REVEALED

JESUS, You RESCUED me so I can TELL of Your LOVE.

 SELAH!

Choices…

I am who I am today because of the choices I made yesterday.

– Eleanor Roosevelt

It has been a wonderful month I must say; a month of grace indeed! I mean I have been blessed in ways I cannot fathom. I have also found myself making some choices, both great and small… so I thought I’d write a word or two about the choices we make.

The choices we make are key to the priorities we practice.

From the first day we become born again, we’ve been trying to choose good over evil, better over good, and best over better. The importance of such choices cannot be overestimated or overemphasized. As we’ve all heard, if you want to know what you’ll be like in the future, just look at the choices you are making today. As now, so then! It’s something of a riddle. And so are these two thoughts:

“What you are today (based on the choices you’re making) is what you are becoming” and “You are today what you have been becoming (based on the choices you’ve already made).” Our choices, which reflect our priorities, will help us fulfill God’s design for our lives. Getting everything done-or deciding what doesn’t need to be done-is a matter of choice. Whether you are dealing with the next five minutes, the next hour, tomorrow, or forever, the choices you make all the difference in the world!

Proverbs 3:5-6 says “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”

Remember to always ask God’s opinion first, it will make a huge difference.

James 1:5  says “if any of you lacks wisdom, ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given to you.”

Lastly, the C’s of life: Choices, Chances, Changes. You must make a choice to take a chance or your life will never change.

Choose to overcome your limiting beliefs and achieve your goals. The choice is yours, choose life so that you may live.

God bless you,

Love, Dami xo

P.S. I Love You

Hello there, I’m happy you are here today. This is a quick reminder for the new week.

1 Peter 4:8b NLT

…for love covers a multitude of sins

“I just want someone to love me”, our deepest yearnings and longings is to be loved no matter what. Even a bad person wants to be loved. Love is what everyone craves for here on earth and even when we get to heaven, we all want to be accepted and loved in spite of our flaws. I believe you want to be loved despite of your imperfections too. A convicted murderer still wants to be loved by their family regardless of what they’ve done. We all yearn and long for LOVE no matter who we are, good or bad.

Sometimes, in this pursuit of love, we end up in places that will only end up hurting and creating a bigger void in our lives but as humans we don’t give up, we dust ourselves off, pick ourselves up and continue to run in pursuit of true love, searching and hoping someone will truly love us in defiance of all our mess.

We do crazy things to be accepted by others, we so want to be loved at all cost so we don’t mind to get into relationships we know so well won’t work. In the process we damage ourselves. We are now left with different problems such as low-self-esteem and trust issues. We are damaged and battered by the people we crave to love us. But wait God says you can come as you are, yes with all your mess, with all your imperfections, with your damaged self. He is calling you to come; He wants you as you are. Although you see yourself as a damaged goods, with all that you’ve done, Jesus says He loves you. He loves your flaws, He loves your damaged heart, and He loves you as you are. He will take you as His bride, He will wash and cleanse you, dress you in righteousness. He will marry you and you will be one with Him.

He won’t be ashamed of you.

So, start a relationship with Him. Love is in love with you. Know that your deepest yearnings and longings can be met only by a renewed fellowship with the One in whose image you were created, God.

P.S. God loves you.

Dami xo

So, What’s Next?

So, What’s Next?

Easter series

Oh oh oh oh Jesus,
Alive in me

Happy Easter Monday!

Bible Text: Matthew 28:18-20

Jesus died and rose again, so what’s next?…

Has the past few days stirred up something in you?

Are you experiencing something different, different from past Easters?

Is your heart beating again?

…thump thump thump thump thump

Do you feel overwhelmed… overwhelmed with love and passion? (oh don’t worry, its absolutely fine to feel this way)

 That’s Jesus, He’s always doing that to His people. LOL!

But you don’t know what to think or how to act. Nothing like this has never happened to you before?

But at the same time you feel like shouting on the rooftop…telling anyone and everyone about this relentless love you feel.

How crazy the love of God is, You want to share the mystery of what Jesus did. You want to fight for LOVE?

I’m with you on that one!

So…Can we do something about this feelings?

Yes?

Absolutely yes! I’m with you!

Let’s do something amazing,

Let’s start  a movement…Yes a movement!

The Great Commission

Let’s go start fishing; sharing the Grace and Love without measures..

Let us win at least ONE soul for Christ this year!

Yes One soul! Let’s start a movement , let’s start this great commission.

#OneSoul

Unsure where to start? Feeling anxious?

Don’t fret, you are not alone.

Can you say this prayer with me

Lord, I feel so overwhelmed by Your love, I don’t want it to end here. I want to tell everyone about it. Help me, give me courage and strength. Let me know You are near me, that You are for me and You will personally be with me as I  share Your love with the broken and the lost, Amen.

#OneSoulMovement #TheGreatCommission

You can start in Jerusalem (your city) , yes, right there at your door step.

This is what the Scriptures said: that the promised Anointed One should suffer and rise from the dead on the third day,  that in His name a radical change of thought and life should be preached, and that in His name the forgiveness of sins should be preached, beginning in Jerusalem and extending to all nations. Luke 24:46-47

Your Jerusalem is your city, your street, your workplace etc.

Tell your friends, neighbours about the love, peace and joy you feel.

† = 

Let’s make it home together.

Share the love of God, share His love that’s brighter than the sun

Tell them about the love that fills your heart, the love that’s so Amazing, a love like no other.

Share the Good News, tell them God showed how much He loves us by sending His One and Only Son into the world so that we might have no shame, no guilt BUT instead have eternal life through Him with no shame nor guilt. 1 John 4:9

My brothers, my sisters we have work to do.

Let’s start fishing for a soul.

Let’s go fishing for that #OneSoul #SpreadTheWord

I love you all with the crazy love of our God

Your Sister in Christ,

Dami xo