Throwback to the days I was addicted to social media.
I would check it every morning I would be motivated or demotivated by my following I would plan my life around creating content rather than just enjoy my day.
– I started to create content I know people will like instead of being present in my life, I was willing to fly to heaven on at my own birthday party and leave everyone behind just for the gram. Lool – I felt like my business was not progressing if I was not growing online
Until GOD in heaven himself told me to come offline and focus on the task he had set me. (To write my first book about my life and the journey from sexual abuse, abandonment and rejection to total healing and freedom in him) – out in October 2021
90 days no social media set me free.
– I now could care less about following and likes cos my value is in Christ alone – I focus on the things that will actually grow my business (when I have the time) #mumpreneurs @profitfromhomemums
– I post to serve, not to gain – True business clarity comes from God himself not man
Have you considered doing a social media fast or have you done it before, Please share your experience with me and what you changed for you.
Can we normalise, sometimes have seasons of doubt on our FAITH Journey and it is ok. It does mean we do not trust God, it just means that our flesh is trying to catch up with the spirit (off topic, but I come up with some good bars/quotes for my non London British)
I was reading my kids the story of Gideon from their children’s bible and God gave him a word and he asked God to show him a sign. Not once but twice. And GOD did. God showed him,BOTH times. God understands the limitations of our minds and the key is to always remember that God is not a man that he should Lie.
When doubt sets in, doubt your doubts.
– Faith Journey Hacks
-Be obedient – When doubt comes after obedience, don’t ignore the thought, bring it before God and he will bring the peace your flesh is fighting against.
– Remember, our flesh is not coming to heaven with us so it will fight to preserve itself when it comes to spiritual matters (another bar).
– Social media only shows snippets of people’s lives. So don’t compare your whole life to a snippet.
We are personally not going to let COVID ruin our couple time. From non-explicit love song playlist and movies to black-owned recommendations on gifts for any day, if you’re scrabbling around for ideas this year, we’ve got you covered!
(1) Have a cosy COVID-safe date night indoors 🔥🎵 (get the slippers and robe out!)
Look, we know the situation outdoors, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a safe and cosy night in with your significant other! Scent your house with one of Eliana’s Wax Melts, buy a custom his and hers mug from black-owned Muggashop.com and fill it with some hot chocolate and roasted marshmallows by your fireplace. If you don’t have a real fireplace, you can snuggle up beside a surprisingly realistic 4K fireplace for absolutely free – just plug it into your monitor/screen, turn the lights don low and turn the brightness up to full on your screen (use surround sound for extra crackle!).
We’ve spared you the trouble of finding relaxing and romantic songs that glorify God by put together a playlist of songs to get you going! Dance, two-step and enjoy!
– Christon Gray – My love is real
– Mali Music – Heavy Love
– Mali Music – Beautiful
– Guvna B – I wanna be Valentines special
– Anthony Hamilton – Everybody
– Trip lee feat Leah Smith – Good thing
– Christon Gray – Isle of You
– NewSong – When God made you
– Thinking out loud – Thiago Lima sax
(2) DIY Spa Evening 🛀🏿🧼
Freshen up in style with a custom Spa evening experience. Fellas, be sure to pamper your significant other this Valentine’s Day. Run the bathtub, illuminate your bathroom with 2-3 strategically (and safely) placed candles. This flickering light is a perfect mood setter and relaxer. Apply a generous helping of fizzling Radox bath salts into the tub and relax for that Adam and Eve experience!
When it comes to massage oils, you can get creative and use olive oil as this is also garners amazing results for any massage therapy. If you have any professional massage oils on hand all the better.
They say food is the way to a man’s heart, but you’d be surprised how easy it is for couples to bond through making something together – after all, isn’t this a large part of what marriage is about? If you and your beau are the creative culinary type, below are some sweet recipes you could do together and indulge in later:
(4) Watch/rent a romantic (Christian) movie online 🎭
We know what you’re thinking, “but there are no GOOD romantic Christian movies out there!”. Well you’re wrong! Check out our list of Christian movies you can watch and enjoy with your significant other with NO ADS, some FREE and some for a fraction of the price of buying and 10 times more compelling than “The Notebook”. Watch the trailers below:
Date your husband or wife all over again with our 21 questions for a fun. You can plan out your goals, and get to know each other more! These questions will ideally help you to connect deeper with your partner – I repeat, IT IS NOT AN INTERROGATION! Play this 21 questions instrumental on repeat for added effect…
We recommend you write your questions down on a piece of paper, and pick them out of a bowl, taking turns to answer them. The key here is to be playful and fun, rather than serious! Below are a few suggestions for questions to get you started:
– What movie character or celebrity reminds you of me the most?
– What is your favourite feature about me (physical)
– What is one thing you’re glad you’ll never have to do again?
– In life, what has been the biggest blessing to you (other than me, of course!)
– What was the best date we’ve ever been on, in your opinion?
Whew! We believe this should be enough to keep you busy this year. Like more than one of these or want to implement your own ideas? Feel free to modify and mix it up. Share with friends, family and that special person!
Just a short testimony of a financial breakthrough. As a business owner, we all know that any business required investment. Besides time and effort, finances is a big requirement. In order to build my business I needed finances I didn’t have so I prayed and educated myself and through this process God was able to provide £2500 in one day.
Trusting God for Financial Breakthrough
Understanding that God is Jehovah Jireh is a mental breakthrough we all need to have as christians. Knowing that the God we serve is a provider means that we will operate our faith accordingly.
You may be wondering if there is a specific prayer or decrees we can say in order to have a breakthrough but the truth is that prayer is personal and our situations are subjective. The key points is to be specific with God. Not because he doesn’t know our situation but for our own good. Praying and fasting for a financial breakthrough testimony demonstrates faith.
Check out my own testimony of a financial miracle I experienced. I was struggling in my business and needed money to continue, I prayed to God about it and started to educate myself how to save money as a home based business owner. I came across a woman who mentioned that as a business owner, you are entitled to some tax credits that can offset any loses you have made within your business. I got to work and managed to make £2500 back which I used to invest into my business. Faith without works is dead so besides from having faith, I educated myself and invested in knowing the right information.
So if you have been following the journey of the 21 days Daniel fast journey, you will know that we are one week into the fast and today was the first day that I almost fell into temptation with food. Today we will be discussing dealing with temptations
The previous 6 days had been easy due to being at home 95% of the time. The only reason I leave my house is to pick up my kids from school. I work from home and I run my business from home so I have no need to go out. Plus, let us not forget the pandemic that has impacted every area of our lives
Sometimes we can look at someone elses sin and judge them and think that what they have done is a lot worse than the sin we commit. The same mentality can apply to temptation. Someone may be tempted by pornograph while someone else may be tempted by food. The same self disciple is requires for both scenarios.
What the Daniel fast is teaching me
I realised that I struggle with food, I eat when I am stressed, I eat when I am bored and I am a super foodie who has a lot of intolerances so I binge on the ‘healthy foods’ I am allowed to eat. This is known as gluttony and a lot of the times we can treat it like it is no big deal until the scales tell us otherwise.
My day was extremely stressful, I had to take my mum to the airport and bring her back as they will not allow her to board the plan without a covid certificate. This meant I had to carry all her suitcases from the cab, into the the airport and do the same thing back home.
All I wanted to do was eat, eat to ease my stress levels and to make matters worse, my mum only had African food filled with meat.
Dealing with temptation during the Daniel Fast
As we arrived back to her house, I was tempted to just go into the fridge and grab some food. It was a real battle, I was having a full blown conversation in my head. I was trying to justify why I am allowed to eat food that is off the Daniel Fast plan. I told myself that God will understand.
Have you every tried to justify your compromise?
The good thing is that I managed to talk myself out of compromising. It is so true when the bible says that God does not tempt us.
No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. 1 Corinthians 10:13
This really taught me that I am capable of not following my initial thoughts or desires but I am able to able to implement self discipline in anything I put my mind to. God has given us the ability to deal with any temptation that comes our way and we do not need to be bound or addicted to anything.