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How to fast effectively as a believer

How to fast effectively by Bibi Babatunde-Ikotun Thursday, 23 January 2020

Hi everyone, welcome back to my blog. I’m super excited that you clicked this link. I see you’re interested in fasting. Maybe you don’t get the point of doing this religious activity or you want to know how to make your fast more meaningful or you’re just curious, whichever your reason for being here today, you are welcome. Let’s get right into it. Why do we fast? Honestly, as a child, I did not quite get the full reason why we fast. I mean are we trying to suffer so God can have mercy on us? For many people, they believe starving *coughs* fasting changes God’s mind about a situation. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a big believer in the power of fasting. But let’s clear one thing first: Fasting does not change God, it changes us You must be thinking “Is this true”? Yes, it is and I’m here to tell you that your change is the real motive behind fasting. First of all, God isn’t moved by anything we do or offer Him. He has …

How can I live boldly for Jesus?

How can I live boldly for Jesus? by Bibi Babatunde-Ikotun
Thursday, January 16th 2020
Hi everyone, welcome back to my blog. I’m so happy to see that you stopped by. This means the world to me, I don’t take your presence for granted. How’s the new year going? So far so good I hope. I was joking with a friend the other day about how fast the month of January is moving; I can’t believe it’s the 16th already. If you say your January will drag, it becomes your reality. Learn to always speak to what you want and watch it manifest.
Today I’m going to be talking about living loud and unapologetic for Jesus. This post is inspired by the TSP devotional entry from January 13th titled “Live it loud”.  Have you ever been to a football viewing centre or a stadium during a match? Why is it always so loud?  You see, what you have is a mix of different club fans so passionate and confident in their team's abilities that they are not ashamed to shout, argue, chant about it or put on a bright mix of…

How to be truly content

How to be truly content
By Oluwatoyosi Adegunle  Edited by Bibi Babatunde-Ikotun 

Hello everyone, welcome back to bibilamour04.com. This is an amazing faith and lifestyle blog that transforms lives and edifies God's people. You're in the right place! This is my second post on this blog and I'm super thankful for all the love shown on my last post. If you didn't get a chance to read it, you can check it out here. I love you all! 

Today, Bibi has been gracious enough to let me talk about my experience with being content, here we go.


For the past three months, I've been praying, more like pleading to God for a laptop. A laptop is super helpful for work, my content creation and other stuff. Most importantly, I wanted to relieve my phone from all the workload I put on it. Very recently, in a manner I choose to address as divine, I got my laptop. It is really cute and the exact size I’ve always wanted. The moment I realized I was getting one soon, you needed to have seen my v…

A guide to new year resolutions

A guide to new year resolutions By Oluwatoyosi Adegunle  Edited by Bibi Babatunde-Ikotun 
Happy new year! Some of us used all our strength to shout 365 hallelujahs during the cross over service, did you? The essence of the excitement is gratitude. People are exceptionally grateful for the privilege to see another new year, I am too! 
1 Thessalonians 5:18(NIV) give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
Remember to be grateful for everything God has done and given you in the past and new year. The new year is a very big deal because not only is it the start of a decade but it is another opportunity to be reflective, make practical and realistic goals, resolutions, and prepare yourself for what lies ahead. For many of us, this decade is when we will do a lot of our building (families, careers, ministry), it's imperative that we make plans and set goals.
Currently, people think it is outdated and archaic to have new year resolutions, plans, due to …

Prayers for 2020

Prayers for 2020 Hello everyone, welcome back to my blog. It is good to have you here. Last week, I posted a few questions to help us reflect on the end of the year. If you haven't had a chance to do that, please click here. Personal reviews are important to help launch us into the next level of our lives.
2019 was such an interesting year for me. If there is something to describe it, it will be called "uncharted territories" because I moved to a new country, started working in a different industry and got married to the love of my life. It was absolutely filled with a lot of ups and down but I am eternally grateful to God for His mercies and grace. I don't know how your 2019 went but i'm glad that you're alive to read this today.
I believe in the power of prayers and creating your reality in the place of prayers. This is the last post for the year 2019 and we can scream that we made it!!!  Prayers as we end 2019 and enter 2020 Holy Spirit of the living God, we …

End of the year reflection questions

End of the year reflection questionsHi everyone, welcome back to my blog. Thank you so much for clicking this link, I pray that you continue to enjoy the love of God in this season and forever. Amen. 2020 is around the corner, can you believe it?
It's a few days to the end of the year and I really love this time of the year. It’s time to stop, breathe and look back at the year. For me, I try not to beat myself up about goals I didn’t quite reach. It's no use crying over split milk. 
Did you make a list of things to achieve at the beginning of this year? Find your list and let’s see how much you achieved. If you didn't achieve everything as planned, don't be too hard on yourself. Be kind to you, you deserve it. Celebrate the ones you achieved no matter how big or small it is.
In a few days, people will be breaking their piggy bank and revealing how much they were able to save, perhaps too much happened this year that make you financially handicap. It's okay, next year …

WHAT MAKES GOD SMILE?

WHAT MAKES GOD SMILE?  By Oluwatoyosi Adegunle  Edited by Bibi Babatunde-Ikotun
Your imagination is a blessing from God to picture beautiful things. Have you ever imagined God smiling? I have, and it is absolutely beautiful! Try it out,  close your eyes, think about it and picture it, It's beautiful, right? God smiles because he's pleased with us. He is just so mindful of us. Check out Psalms 8: 4- 8 (NIV):
4What is mankind that you are mindful of them,     human beings that you care for them?[c] 5 You have made them[d] a little lower than the angels[e]     and crowned them[f] with glory and honor. 6 You made them rulers over the works of your hands;     you put everything under their[g] feet: 7 all flocks and herds,     and the animals of the wild, 8 the birds in the sky,     and the fish in the sea,     all that swim the paths of the seas.
When you stop to think of everything God has done to make you a believer, don't you just stand in awe of Him? He came down to die for your sins even…