Tuesday, September 27, 2016

O For a Thousand Tongues To Sing

I remember in 1999, my doctors told me that in just a few years down the road I would have to be in the wheelchair for the rest of my life, requiring support for day-to-day basic activities.

Here am I today, shouting and screaming praises to God.

I remember in 2013, the surgeon told me that my medical history presented a constellation of risks for doing the surgery that was the only medical option left for me to have a chance at living a quality life again. He determined that I could bleed to death on the operating table.

Here am I today, shouting and screaming praises to God.

I remember a few years ago, I laid on the black leather sofa in my sitting room and I thought of Saturday, October 1st, 2016. My physical realities then indicated that it would be nothing short of a miracle to still be here in the land of the living on this special day of my life.

Here am I today, heaping praises on God.

I remember when the label of affliction screamed louder than a gigantic billboard along a highway. It was God Who delivered me for its shame.

Here am I today, dancing and giving thanks to God.

I remember when living was difficult and the future looked bleak, it was God who delivered me from death. He brought me through the valley of the shadow of death.

He restored me. He sustained me. He secured me.

I will remember. I will remember the wonderful works of His hands.

I will stop and give Him praise.

Why?

Because He is a faithful God.

For the past few weeks, I wondered, I pondered; what can I render to God for His amazing grace that 

He caused to abound to me from the day I was conceived until this day.

What can I offer to Him for His unending love?

How can I thank Him ever thank Him enough for all He has done for me?

What shall I say to the Lord for steadfast faithfulness to me?

All I have to say is, “Thank You, God.”

So here am I to sing thanks and praises to God.

But if the more than 600,000 strands of hair on my scalp are made of tongues, they simply cannot be enough to recount all the many acts of wonder God has performed in my life for the past 50 years since I made my entrance into the world.

Charles Wesley (1707 – 1788) must have been in the same position as I am right now when he composed the hymn below:

O for a thousand tongues to sing
my great Redeemer's praise,
the glories of my God and King,
the triumphs of His grace!

This hymn succinctly expresses the depth of my gratitude and my earnest desire to let God know just how much I am grateful for who He has been to me. The triumphs of His amazing grace in my life is a book worth writing. I could write volumes on the triumphs of the grace and mercy of God manifested in my life.

During the next few days leading to my 50th birthday on October 1st, what I desire to do is to employ a thousand tongues to join me to spread through all the earth abroad, the honors of His name. Join me to heap praise on God.



I will stop, take time and lavish extravagant praise on God, for great is God’s faithfulness and amazing grace to me.

I invite you who know my story to join me; let’s raise together a thousand tongues to sing the praises of my great Redeemer.


This blog post was inspired by the following hymn and songs:
1. O for a thousand tongues by Charles Wesley
2. Na You by Frank Edward
3. We will remember by Tommy Walker

Friday, April 8, 2016

Spring to Newness of Life

We tend to appreciate more what we long for but don’t have.

We appreciate more what we have lost or almost lost, when it is restored back to us.

We appreciate light when it is restored after a period of darkness. Our hearts are elated when we go through a dark tunnel and come out into light

We appreciate life when we come face to face with the stack reality of its brevity

We appreciate the warmth of the spring after the harsh cold winter.

When we peel off the layers of woolen clothing and step out into the radiant beams of sunshine warming our faces, the gentle breeze caressing our exposed skin and the extra light of longer days, we appreciate the arrival of a new season and its promise of a new beginning—new possibilities.

Spring is certainly on us. The seeds buried in the darkness under the soil are springing forth into light. Luscious green leaves are beginning to cover the once grey and twiggy trees.


I love April for these reasons and many more. It is also an unmissable reminder that one quarter of the year has flown past.

During an ice-breaker session in a conference, I was asked which is my favorite month of the year and why?

“April and October.” My answer was spontaneous.

Why?
I got married to the most admirable heaven-sent gift of a man on April 23rd, 1992.

Someone gave me one of the most precious gifts I have ever received in my life in April 2013, which gave me the opportunity of a second chance in life.

It was in April that I went to the darkest and scariest places of my life. I went into the deep pit but God delivered my soul from the place of death and brought me back to the place of light and life.

April will remain a constant reminder of the two who died for me; my Lord and Saviour who gave His life for me on the cross, and my unknown benefactor who gave me the precious gift of lungs, which God is using to keep alive—living full and vibrant life.


To whom much is given, much is required. I have been give much. So the month of April is also a reminder of my commitment to give back. It is a solemn celebration of life.

Read on Spring to Newness of Life at the Feet of Grace Foundation Website.

We are getting set for the Second Annual Feet of Grace Charity Walk tagged Hit The Street For Their Feet 2016. See flyer below. 
For more information, please visit the Feet of Grace Foundation Website.
Walk with us or support us to walk. Together, we can make the dreams of six amputees come true in 2016.




Saturday, February 13, 2016

Because I am

Love is in the air. It is that time again when we go the extra mile to express our love to our loved ones in words and action. Let me say upfront that I am a firm believer that while Valentine's Day provides us with an excellent opportunity to reaffirm our love to those we are in a relationship with, this reaffirmation can and should not be a once-a-year event. 

It is a reaffirmation we need to give to each other at every opportunity whether the relationship is between those in love like husbands and wives or between parents and their children or between friends who share life together. I read somewhere a short while ago that children need at least four hugs a day for survival. We thrive on the assurance that we are loved, wanted and cared for by our loved ones. 

Continue reading Because I am at the Feet of Grace Website.

I wish you a Happy Valentine




Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Check Your Heart. Check Your Life.

Dear Friends

It has been a long time away from here. I am glad to be back here to touch base with you. I have been on the other side (the website) making sure that the transition process goes smoothly. As I mentioned in previous blog post last year, the blog Enriching Lives. Inspiring Hope. is moving to the Feet of Grace Foundation website at www.feetofgracefoundation.org

I am pleased to inform you that a new blog has been posted on the Website. Please click the link below to read the blog post. While you are there, please take a moment to subscribe for the newsletter and the blog posts. You don't need to do this if you are already subscribed on this blog. Your email address has already been exported and you would have received this blog post in your mailbox.

Check Your Heart. Check Your Life.

The beginning of a new year is an opportunity to review the previous year, learn lessons from the past and plan to do better in the year ahead. Part of that review includes identifying what worked well and what we need to improve on. It is a unique opportunity to recalibrate and then, launch out. So it was for me. I spent the first four weeks of 2016 having a critical review of my life. It is appropriate that my first blog post in 2016 and the first on this new platform be devoted to the lessons I learnt in the process.

To all of you that I am connecting with for the first time in 2016, let me use this opportunity to welcome you to the Feet of Grace Foundation website. I pray that 2016 will be a year of divine celebrations and total restoration in every sphere of your lives.

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Friday, December 11, 2015

The Dawn Of A New Day

"Behold, I am doing a new thing. Now it shall spring forth (come to light); 
can you not perceive and know it and give heed to it?" 
Isaiah 43:19.

A new day is a promise of new possibilities. It is a proclamation of new beginnings. It is a new era. The dawn of a new day encourages us to get ready to see long-harbored expectations and aspirations made manifested in every sphere of our lives. These and more were the definitions of a new day expounded by Pastor Mark Mordi on Sunday, December 6th in Zurich.

The message caught fire in my spirit and raised my level of expectations to see the manifestations of the goodness of God in our lives in a brand new way as 2015 rolls to an end. Even much more, I am fired up to look into 2016 with greater hope and anticipation.

I long and desire to see the brilliance of the glory of God and the Light of the World, our Lord Jesus Christ, illuminating every corner and every sphere of my life and of the lives of all my loved ones. I long to see it radiating to touch the lives of everyone in our sphere of influence.

Indeed, a new beginning has dawned for the Feet of Grace Foundation. In my blog post of March 6th, 2015, Feet Of Grace In Motion, I shared with you how the idea to start the Foundation was conceived following the amputation of my feet in May 2013. I nurtured the dream of seeing the Foundation impacting lives in ways far beyond my imagination, reaching out to people far and wide.

The dream is coming to pass, and it is daily unfolding what God wants to do through the Feet of Grace Foundation. So, it is with great pleasure and gratitude to God that I announce that the Feet Of Grace Foundation website is now live. See it at http://feetofgracefoundation.org/

The dawn of a new day also means a change from where we were before. Therefore, the blog, Enriching Lives. Inspiring Hope will  relocate from this site to the Feet of Grace Foundation Website. News and information about the activities of the Foundation  will be posted from the new site. I will continue to share my story and testimonies of the amazing goodness of God in our lives at the new site.

To facilitate smooth transition, I will post a notice here each time there is a blog post at the new website and point you toward it. We will also export the mailing list for subscription there so that you can continue to receive the blog post by email. To this end, all the subscribers at this site and those on my mailing list will receive a notice welcoming you to the new site shortly.

In the long-term, my posting on this current site will be limited to messages to enrich relationships especially for those married and preparing for marriage, as the Lord gives me the grace.

Thank you for sharing this space with me for the past three years. I am looking forward to welcoming you to the new site.

Upcoming Events:

Shop With Purpose Christmas Charity Bazaar holds in Geneva, Switzerland on Saturday, December 12th, 2015. The purpose is to raise funds to support two physically-challenged women and put a smile on their faces this Christmas.



Joy lost her right arm in an accident. She needs a prosthetic arm and an income-generating activity.

Ana is a wheel-chair bound widow with children. She needs a new wheelchair and an income-generating activity to support her family.

About fifty friends from fourteen countries have contributed over four hundred new gift items which will be sold at the bazaar. If you are in Geneva area, please join us. Make your Christmas Shopping a double impact of blessings; for your loved ones and for these two dear daughters of God. Proceeds from the sales of these donated items will be used to support Joy and Ana.

Venue: Salle Presbytere, Route de Sauverny 7, Versoix 1290, Geneva.

Together, we will bring about the dawn of a new day of new possibilities for these women. Please contact me if you would like to contribute towards this initiative.

Many thanks to all of you who donated the gift items. May the Lord richly bless and reward you with the good measures and the overflowing. Your amazing generosity is much appreciated and valued.