Saturday, October 31, 2009

Progress today

It has been a good day and I am feeling tired now. Been reading The One Minute Millionaire by Mark Victor Hansen and Robert Allen and it is very good indeed. I have learnt a lot from it and also reinforced some of the things I have learnt over the past few months.

Things are a-changing in Nanakrom and I must keep persevering with this quest for knowledge.
Thank You, Father for this period in my life and thank You for books, Amen.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Prayer for strength to do the right thing

Thank You, Father for strength and for Your peace and Your presence. Thank You for all that You. Help me to do the right thing by You and do what pleases You. Tough decisions to take and I believe that You are with me and will help me do the right thing all the time.
Thank You, Father in the Name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Something about to happen

I felt quite subdued this morning  and thought it was to do with last night's reading and also some emotions but as the day rolled by, I realised that I had been feeling quite unwell and my bones were aching by this evening. A hot bath helped to cure that though and I feel quite good now as I prepare to go to bed.

Very excited about the future indeed and trusting and believing God for great things for my mentor and for myself too. He is the God of more than enough abundance and we are expecting great harvests into our bosoms for His Work. It is exciting indeed.
To God be the glory, Amen.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Happy birthday

A good day today and church was good. Of course it was my little girl's third birthday and it is amazing to see how much she has grown and how very talkative and eloquent she is becoming. I have to teach her to say the right things all the time and speak life to herself even when she is on her own.

I have started reading The Artist's Way again or rather getting back to where I left off and it has been good today. It is a book I really think is life-changing and I would love to write a book like that which will become a textbook for many and help them achieve their dreams and goals.
Thank You, Lord for my three year old and for my inner child too.
Thank You, Jesus.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Progress with teaching and self-development

It has been a very interesting day again today. Had a great start to the day, then things went pear-shaped and was feeling a bit foolish and also quite frustrated. Then things started to look up and I am glad to report that I have had a fruitful teaching day. I made progress with one student in particular and that pleased me very much. 

I am learning to take myself more and more seriously, and that not in a cocky way at all, but learning to know what works for me and what doesn't and also to be humble enough to ask for help and also for instruction. I do not have all the answers and know that each day can be a positive learning experience if I am open to the leading of the Holy Spirit in all that I do. To that end I labour and pray that each day I will be of service to someone and draw them closer to God.

I also dream more and more of my homeland and thank God for that open door to go with great treasures, both spiritual and physical.
Lord, in Your Mercy and Wisdom, lead me in Your paths everlasting, Amen.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

An unexpected assignment

An interesting day; was feeling a bit tired because I woke up a bit early and I am not too used to that or rather I have had a few days like that so was feeling quite tired. Well, decided to take a nap but the little lady was having none of that. What to do?

Well, I have had to do some writing this evening for a friend. About a thousand words so I should be happy. Not at all expecting that and I am relieved that I could do that for him. 

Thank You, Father for this writing gift; I am grateful for it very much. 

Thank You, Father for today, Amen.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

On the cusp of greatness

I went for an interview yesterday and I was offered the job today. Thank You, Father for this opportunity. It is the start of great things and I am not getting carried away at all by this. Grant me favour before all that I have to deal with, grant me wisdom and the courage to do that which is pleasing before You and may I exude peace wherever I go to and also achieve results beyond the expected. May I be like Daniel and Joseph with Your favour upon me and may I be ten times better than my companions like Daniel was.

Lord, thank You for this opportunity and thank You for the friends who have so encouraged me and supported me all the way. May Your will be done in my life, Everlasting Father and Eternal God. May everything that You have ordained for me come to pass that I may cause people to praise You because of my life.
Hallelujah to Jesus, Amen.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

A date with destiny?

Tomorrow is an important day and I pray that all goes well with me. It has been a long journey to finding a job so I hope this interview goes well and that my web searches and newspaper browsing will come to an end tomorrow. Is it not a privilege to be able to work for oneself?

I look forward to the day that I can do that with the writing, completely, so that I am completely self-sufficient and self-employed. Thank You, Father for big dreams, Amen.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Another step of progress made

I am making daily progress indeed and today was a good day even if I missed the Friday column. I did some vital catching up and it was good as always. I hope tomorrow is even better and I have to keep my eyes on the long-term goal. To use my creative gifts of teaching and writing to affect a generation in Ghana.

Lord, only You know the steps to my wealthy place and I commit myself into Your loving care.
Thank You, Lord for Your grace and Your mercy, Amen.
Thank  You, Lord.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

I live to fight another day

Another day has gone by; didn't do much writing though I wanted to. What to say, what to do? Have to try again another day. I have been able to do some research though and some editing so that is some progress.
I have to keep my focus, Nana and believe that something will change soon in the grand scheme of things.
Lord, Your Word is sure, Your Word is eternal, Amen.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Palm trees and birthdays

It has been a good day even if I am feeling tired; I am not walking enough. I just suddenly realised this as I started writing and I have to do something about it if I want to feel much better in the evenings than I have felt lately.

And it was the tenth birthday of Son no 3 today; thank You, Father for having some money to get him some stuff which I believe he appreciated very much.

I learnt about the palm tree and how fruitful it remains until it dies and that is so amazing. Ps 92 in action. Lord, draw me unto You and help me seek You more than silver or gold. You are more precious than anything and anyone and I ask also that you help me FOCUS on the things that I need to do, in the Mighty Name of Jesus, Amen.

Thank You, Father in the Name of Jesus, Amen.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Keep your focus, Nana

Keep your focus, Nana and ask for wisdom and discernment where you do not have it or are confused. God is a God of order, not one of confusion and He will not say one thing and mean the other. Lord, please let Your will be done for and in my life. Let me stay true to You in all of my ways and let my heart be true and pure before You.
Thank You, Father for Your goodness and Your mercy, Amen.

Monday, October 12, 2009

We keep pressing on

I got some good news today about the writing which cheered me up immensely. Lord, help me deliver the goods for this great opportunity and help me walk this journey by faith and not by sight.
Thank You, Father for the gift of writing. Thank You, Father for today.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Holy Spirit, bring discernment to me, please

Another quiet day today; spent a bit of the afternoon napping and watching mysteries. The episode of Murder I Wrote was very, very good and very authentic and very touching. I loved it and enjoyed it immensely especially because the kids were out and the house was very quiet. A welcome break indeed.

I remember reading something in Julia Cameron's book about how distractions come once you make up your mind to take a certain action and I feel as if I am experiencing something similar this evening. I feel as if I am having an act put on for me and I am grateful that the Lord does know the hearts of men and will reveal to me what my reaction should be and what I should be doing. 

Lord, forgive me for having become so sceptical; please reveal to me the hidden things that I cannot discern with my senses. You are the Alpha and the Omega, the Only One who knows the whole picture. Lord, lead and guide me in the right paths for Your Name's sake and help me glorify You in everything that I do.

Thank You, Father for all that You do,in the Mighty Name of Jesus, Amen.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Thank You for the teaching ability

It has been a very good day today, though I am feeling quite tired now and a bit drained. I have been teaching since morning and though I am very grateful for the opportunity, Rich Dad, Poor Dad's quadrant is making a lot more sense now. With the one-to-one teaching I actually have to go out and teach and it involves preparation of an individual lesson and also some driving. However, if I had written a book or two, or a program or two, these would generate an income for me, even in my sleep, if I have done a good job. Or if I had a school, then the teachers would generate an income for me even if I wasn't present to do the teaching myself.

So now my thinking is being elevated and my scope is expanding to ask myself how best to optimize profits from the knowledge I have.

Lord, You are the One with all the ideas, concepts and insights. I ask for them and thank You in advance for them. 

Thank You very much in the meantime for the students I have and also for the time to be able to do this teaching.
Thank You, Father for today, Amen.

Friday, October 09, 2009

Another slow day

It has been another slow day for me and haven't done much but grateful for the little I have been able to do, like write the Friday column and sort out the shopping for the week. I also am glad that these days I am doing my best to live above tiredness and still attend to tasks so that I can free up possible time for the following day.

A girl has to keep on trying, you know? A day at a time and did I write about being able to finish a short story I started ages ago? That was really cool and next week will definitely be better, I'm sure.

Thank You, Father for today.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Giving thanks despite the errors of my ways...

Today I miscalculated the time needed to perform a simple task and I have paid for it dearly in that I haven't done what I was supposed to do at all. What to do, what to say? I just have to regroup for tomorrow with God's Help and FOCUS, Nana on the important and not the seemingly urgent stuff.

Thank You, Father all the same for today and for Your patience and Your faithfulness, Amen.
Thank You, Jesus, Amen

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

A bud and a shoot...

Another quiet day today and it has been cool too. Today I felt like writing; a feeling I haven't had in a while, that I am grateful for. I have managed to finish a short story I began ages ago which is great progress since I have lots of unfinished stuff just waiting to be tied up. Thank You, Father for this and for the breakthroughs.

I am waiting patiently to hear some great news from a friend about an avalanche of blessing; especially since I believe it will affect me as well.

Lord, in Your mercy, hear my prayer. Thank You, Jesus for the strength that You give. You are my Refuge from all the challenges and pressures of life. Thank You, Father for today, Amen.

Monday, October 05, 2009

Making progress indeed

It was a good weekend not because I did anything exciting but because I received a few insights about the way ahead with my many plans in my head. Very interesting insights indeed.

I am working on keeping up momentum and going beyond the initial breakthrough stages with ideas and I believe I am doing well. These days when blips come my way, I tend to try to regroup as quickly as possible and not wallow in self-pity or doubt for as long as I used to. Progress indeed and I am grateful for that. There is only one thing that is going to result from this newfound focus: results, results, results.

Thank You, Father for the people on this journey with me and for their prayers and their support. Thank You, Lord that You alone know all things and the way forward with everything that needs doing. Thank You, Lord in the Name of Jesus!!!! Amen!

Friday, October 02, 2009

Friday's column.

I managed to do my Friday column today and I am very pleased about that. Very short but still done and that is what matters. 
A day at a time and complete trust and obedience in God is what I am aiming for and also continuous praise and worship constantly. 
Lord, I thank You for today and for all Your mercy's store and Your grace all the time.