Saturday, May 30, 2009

Madam Ekundayo, A Legacy and Yours.

Hey all.

Been a while. I've been a bit busy so pardon my absence, especially on the blogs I visit as I have really only just had time to be here.

I don't know if any of you know of a woman called Madam Ekundayo. A 94+ year old woman who owned an orphanage in Nigeria called 'Ekundayo's Children's Home' in Kogi State in Nigeria, who had taken children (orphans or abandoned) and taken care of them without government aid or support.

(Click here to listen to the song written by TY Bello based on Madam Ekundayo and watch shots of her, here.)

Mama Ekundayo, a woman not seeking the world's applause, neither having an extravagant lifestyle with jets and planes to fly to the next poorest african country to adopt a child and make a whole fortune out of pictures with Hello, however recently passed away. Obviously she lived a good life. Well advanced in her years and by 2007, had taken in her 469+ child. 2009 marked the 40th year since she started taking children in. She got a song written about her in 2006 and it was only in 2008 that the world really knew who she was. She left behind a legacy, especially for those 469 children she gave homes to, and the opportunity of having lives of their own.

This only left me thinking one thing: what will people say of me when I am gone and more importantly what will God say when I meet Him?


Friday, May 08, 2009

MIB Winner!

Remember this post?

Well, the winner of the competition has finally been unveiled here...

OneSpeed Productions, the outfit behind TY Bello's Greenland Album, went on a search worldwide via the world wide web for a true talent, a gem in the rough, if I can put it that way.

I am glad to announce a star was found!

Check the links out out. Join the facebook group page for regular updates.

Beginning of great things has already started.


Sunday, May 03, 2009

Dave & Jon

There were two friends who loved each other. They grew up together played together and learnt all the laws of their country together, making women fall for them, breaking hearts and mending some as they went along, they enrolled in the army together and trained to be warriors.
Jon was from a richer class than Dave but that didn't deter the growth of their friendship. Jon would share everything with Dave while Dave taught Jon all he knew to.
Eventually Jon's father became a problem to their relationship as he sought to terminate the life of Dave because he knew that one day Dave would become a very successful man, even much more successful than his own son, Jon.
Jon found out and warned Dave of a plot his father had come up with to kill him and being a man of power, his father had all the abilities to. Because of the special relationship they had, Jon not minding that his father was trying to save his own success, helped Dave out of the life threatening situation that his father had created.

Jon placed his relationship with Dave above his own success, even his own father.

Because of the value he had placed on his relationship with Dave.


This is a story from ancient history that's true, about one of the greatest kings that ever lived. David was born a shepherd and he always knew he was special. He spent his time worshiping God and learning about tending to the flock and protecting the flock from harm when beasts came to tear them apart.
The truth was this was part of his training to become king. He had to be passionate enough to care about the creatures God put under him. This showed up later when God sent an angel to punish Israel for their sins and David asked that it should fall on him instead and God loving David so much, held back the judgment. David had always been a special boy and he knew it. He had a place in God's heart. A special place,


there was a point in his life when his whole life and career as king was put on the line. And he needed someone to help him out.


I'm a strong believer of covenant relationships.
There are certain people God places in our lives to help us birth our destinies. There are certain people who God gives to us to help us lift our arms when we are too weak to do it. Sometimes they are our spiritual mentors, other times they are certain friends.

The message this week, is to never take your covenant relationships for granted. If you have never been aware of it, then you need to start asking God who those special people are. They might not be many, sometimes 1 or 2 or 3, but they are often very key and vital to your destiny in life.

Sometimes, they are there for a season, other times they are there for a life time.

But every single time you recognize someone as being key to what God has called you to...

honor that relationship.

And sometimes God tells us to let go of certain relationships because they have stopped being fruitful or they will become a hindrance to His will and your life, and in situations like this, it is often best to let go. He knows best.

Seek God's face regarding your destiny and your relationships. Ask Him to always place key and strategic people around you to help in fulfilling your destiny. Let go of the relationships that will hinder you and honor and cherish those that aid your destiny.

Remember, honor your covenant relationships.


note: covenant relationships is not the same as someone that is just emotionally tied to you. It is often a very spiritual relationship.