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Why should I be sanctified as a Christian?

Why should I be sanctified as a Christian?by Bibi Babatunde-Ikotun

Hi everyone, welcome back to my blog. I pray that this second half of the year is greater than the last 6 months. I pray that all your expectations become manifestations and your mouth be full of songs of praise and thanksgiving. I am rooting for you! I look forward to hearing great news from you! 
So by the topic, you already know what I'm going to be talking about. Funny story, a young lady reached out to me via twitter a while back with some important questions about grace. She said she loved as I always talked about the realities of a believer in Christ, and wanted to hear my opinion about what a brother had told her. Apparently, the brother told her that because we've become the righteousness of God in Christ every action becomes a righteous one. He went on to say when a believer fornicates, it becomes an act of righteousness. I was so angry in my spirit, how can someone bastardize the grace of God like that…

How to overcome the fear of marriage (christian edition)

How to overcome the fear of marriageby Toyosi Adegunle  Edited by Bibi Babatunde-Ikotun

As a young girl that grew up seeing wrong and scary things about love, relationship, and marriage, I became scared of wanting to even be with anyone or even embrace the idea of marriage at all. I watched lots of movies, heard a lot of real-life stories and even saw some of them play out by people close to me. This made me cancel the idea of marriage in my subconscious for the longest time. The thing that surprises me till today is that in spite of my thick fears, I had a little blink of hope and positivity that If I will ever consider getting married, then, it would be an extension of heaven on earth. 
In very recent times, there have been obvious alterations in relationships and marriages, and people divorce or break up over the most mundane and outrageous things - lack of communication, infidelity, domestic violence, finance, trust, and so many others. As believers, we need to think differently beca…

Christians and cancel culture!

Christians and cancel culture!by Bibi Babtunde-Ikotun and Toyosi Adegunle

Hi everyone, welcome back to this amazing faith and lifestyle blog. I'm sure you've been blessed by the posts here hence your return to read what has been published. You're welcome, you're valued and you're loved. Thank you for coming back and welcome if this is your first time, you'd love it here!
"She is cancelled!" "He is cancelled!" "That company is cancelled!" Well done canceller general of the federation of social media. Let me start by asking you, who gave you the power to cancel people? When were you sworn into the office of cancelling people? Even you acting like you've never cancelled anyone before, I'm talking to you. The fact that you've never cancelled someone verbally or on social media doesn't absolve you if you've cancelled them in your heart. Imagine a giant X mark on someone simply because they did something wrong or maybe …

How to overcome jealousy as a Christian

How to overcome jealousy as a Christian
by Bibi Babatunde-Ikotun
Hi everyone, welcome back to my blog. I hope you're doing well, I really hope so. Anyways this topic was inspired by a conversation with some of my friends and I felt a bit off. I personally admitted that I sometimes catch myself having jealous feelings and I really wished more people would have validated this feeling of mine than making me feel like the devil reincarnate, I'm just kidding. But you get the gist, my unvalidated feelings.
If you're here and you find yourself feeling some sort of jealousy occasionally, I validate you. Jealousy is a normal "human" emotion but what is done with that feeling is what matters the most. If you're also reading this and can't relate, that's completely okay! I celebrate you because you've hacked something many people in the world still deal with! I'm proud of you! 
If you ever catch yourself feeling jealous, maybe because a friend is rubbing the…

Benefits of having the Holy Spirit

Benefits of having the Holy SpiritBy Oluwatoyosi Adegunle and Bibi Babatunde-ikotun

Growing up, whenever I got inspiration from an external source that evokes spiritual actions in me, I called it ‘Something” – something told me to take another route, to not eat till 5 pm, to not speak to this particular person, to not be at a certain gathering.  For the most part, I have confused the Holy Spirit for intuition, and that’s how best I could explain what it was then. I think my confusion and misconceptions were valid because I was not a believer, although I attend church very frequently. I grew up in churches where it seemed only the Pastor had access to God, people would drop 2-3 names of prospective partners and ask Pastors to help them ask God for who to choose, where to live, when to travel, basically everything, and that seemed like the norm to me. I don’t mean you can’t consult your Pastors for things that matter to you, it’s your choice.
Until I became super conscious of salvation, r…

Let's talk; Sexual assault and racial injustice (prayers included)

Let's talk; Sexual assault and racial injustice (prayers included)by Bibi Babtunde-Ikotun
Hi everyone, I hope we're doing well. I know this has been one of the most intense weeks in this decade. With everything going on in the world, it's okay to feel overwhelmed. I mean from racial injustice issues coming up from the United States and Canada (#JusticeforGeorgeFloyd and #JusticeforRegis) to sexual assault and rape issues in Nigeria (#JusticeforTina, #JusticeforUwa #JusticeforJennifer) it's overwhelming! 
Today, we're going to be praying for healing for everyone that has experienced sexual assault and racial injustice. In times like this, we have to focus on Christ! There's nothing wrong with engaging in peaceful protests and advocacy but we must understand that life is extremely spiritual. Man is a Spirit that has a soul and lives in a body, everything that we see in the physical has a spiritual aspect to it. 
For every woman, man or child that has experienced sex…

What does friendship mean to you?

What does friendship mean to you?By Toyosi Adegunle
Someone once said, "Friends in your life are like the pillars on your porch, sometimes, they lean on you, sometimes, it's just enough to know they are standing by". 
When the word friendship is mentioned, different meanings cross people's hearts, most likely because friendship means different things to them.  People have different motives for making friends; some make friends for material reasons, personal pleasures, vain reasons. I personally think friendship is way more than these reasons listed. It's a really big deal and it can make or mar you spiritually, emotionally, financially, physically, and every other ramification.  
As believers, we should pay attention to the process of making friends. This is extremely important for your inner circle of friends. Truly, everything they do, say, think, and engage in rubs off on you as well consciously or not.
Proverbs 22: 24 (AMPC) Do not even associate with a man given…