Download Your Copy Of The Rings and Roses E-book!


Hey everyone!
Hope you guys are doing great! As said, the e-book is out now. Yaay!  Sorry it’s coming late.
You can get your copy via the link below:

If you don’t have the Okadabooks application you could download via your phone, I pad, computer or blackberry. As I said, you could download it for a little price . . .

Please spread the word … tell your friends.

Love you all!
Have a great weekend.

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How’s you doing? Hope the week is going on well.
I realised some of you may have subscribed to the new site but would not receive updates of the latest posts. It’s probably ’cause you haven’t completed the process. So I’ll guide on how to go about it.


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2) Enter your email address in the subscription box and click on sign up now.

3) You would receive an email from Life, God and Love.

4) Open the email and  confirm your subscription by clicking on ‘Yes, subscribe me to the list‘ .
You won’t be subscribed if you don’t click the confirmation link.

5) You would receive an email that your subscription on Life, God and Love has been confirmed.

6) That’s all! You start receiving updates from the website. 🙂

If you have followed the steps up till three, but you didn’t check your email to confirm subscription… Please do so. The site is already in full swing!



The Convention has started! Please make out time to attend. It’s very much worth it!

Have a great day,
Love you all.
Temitope Ogunyinka.

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The Fear of GOD


By Simi Akinremi

Usually, we’re afraid of our parents because we know they have the upper hand and so we dread the things they may do if we tick them off. We try to please and obey them, and as much as possible emulate them because these are the things they want to see in us. Bottom line here is that, we’re scared of them for the things they’re capable of. Whether we love them or we don’t…
When we speak of our relationship with God, we often say we “fear” Him, but do we really know what it means to fear God?
Does it mean we’re scared? Are we afraid of Him ‘cause we know He’s got the world in His hands and He can crush it whenever He likes? After all…He’s God and nobody wants to be in trouble with the owner of the universe.
We lift up Holy hands and proclaim that we love God. But whether we love Him or not, we may still choose to fear Him because He’s our “customer-service guy”; the run to guy anytime something goes wrong, and a change is needed or a refund probably.
Some people may fear Him because they want to wake up in the morning for that job they go to everyday that meets certain needs of theirs. And of course, some people just fear God because… Well, because He’s God really.

We often forget that:

1. We are not meant to be afraid of God. He’s our Father and He’s not some uptight grouchy person who gets mad easily. The Bible says that God is slow to anger. Why then are we afraid of the man who says His thoughts for us are of good and not of evil?
2. We shouldn’t fear Him for all the wrong reasons. Understanding what the fear of The Lord is helps us to know the right reasons.
So what IS the Fear of God?
The fear of God can be described as showing true piety, which is reverence to God as Psalm 19:9 says, The fear of Jehovah is clean, enduring forever; the judgments of Jehovah are true and righteous altogether. It is a fear conjoined with love and hope, and is therefore not a slavish dread, but rather, parental reverence. That is why, God is called “the fear of Isaac” that is, the God whom Isaac feared. Gen 31:42, 53.
A Holy fear is one we as children of God should have, working in ways acceptable unto God knowing that our salvation is on the line. We should serve God wholeheartedly and worship in spirit and in truth and let it serve as a reminder to us that He is not some dictator but our Father and so filial reverence should be given unto Him.

As seen in the New Testament, it serves as a prevention of carelessness in religion and a motivation for repentance. Philippians 2:12 says that, ‘So then, my loved ones, as you have at all times done what I say, not only when I am present, but now much more when I am not with you, give yourselves to working out your salvation with fear in your hearts’
In Hebrews 12:28-29, we are told to give God worship as pleasing to Him…in Fear and respect.

So why Fear God?

If you love God, you would wish to know more things about Him, you’d want to obey His commandments and run away from evil. So fearing God is shunning away from evil.
Fearing God brings divine wisdom which helps us to know Him, as a result of our quest to know Him, the Holy Spirit begins to dwell in us giving us a wise mind. The foolish see their ways as right and have no need to gain more knowledge especially because their love for God is not real. If it was, their fear for Him would lead to the beginning of wisdom.
The fear of God which represents Divine wisdom should guide us in the things we do. Thus, in conclusion we should fear God because we love Him and He loves us and that’s all there is to it.

(Proverbs 1:7, 3:7, 9:10)

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A call to intimacy: Once upon a lover


They say looks are deceiving, so she must have deceived me numerous times with her seductiveness, her words of affirmation and deep concern. After all that was what I wanted and she offered it to me on a platter of gold.
That was when my death had begun. The title of the song, ‘killing me softly’ became a reality to me. How would I have known she was a lady in the morning and an astute prostitute at night?
The words of lady wisdom had spoken to me over and over again. But what was wisdom in the presence of pleasure, no matter how short lived? What was common sense in the place of a night of passion? What was sensible thinking in the place of uncontrollable urges?
It started with a thought and then the seed grew in my heart and my actions followed after. I was led astray but at my own will. I knew right from wrong but still made the choice to follow. I thought I was in love…..I thought she had everything I wanted but she could never satisfy my need as I realised probably, maybe life was better off with my first love……
Now I have lost everything. My first love that I had abandoned to chase a life of passion and desires. How had it happened? I thought she was too boring. I was bored and tired of the same ‘ole thing. But now I realize things were much better with her, her consistency in life was of comfort to me; her loyalty and faithful love far more than I could handle. So why had I strayed? Why was the story of the good times now known as ‘once upon a time’? I needed to go back to her, ‘cause she was truly the love of my life. And my only hope now is if she would have me back…..
But then I had also drifted from my true lover; the lover of my soul…. The person who loves me for better, was now a distant thought. How had I come to this place? I’ve had one too many with whom I devoted my attention and care but this one was special and different.
I had lost my devotion and dedication to God and chased after a goddess in a skirt; I lost all focus and drifted further away from Him. The only way back was to retrace my footsteps and go back. And so I did just that, I went back to Him and confessed my sins with a sorrowful heart and asked for His forgiveness. From Him I got the courage to approach my wife of ten years begging and pleading for her to take me back…..

How often we stray from God and place other things highly than Him. The gods of the Old Testament may not be the same ones as now; the money, spouse, fame, sin, our work for God; which could all very well be present day gods. We remember how forgiving and kind He is but sometimes tend to forget we are to fear Him for He is the consuming fire. Gradually, our fear for God dissipates and we are left with nothing. We are left to doing things our own way guided by ourselves.

And when he was in affliction, he besought the LORD his God, and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers,
And prayed unto him: and he was intreated of him, and heard his supplication, and brought him again to Jerusalem into his kingdom. Then Manasseh knew that the LORD he was God.

2 Chron 33 vs 12 – 13

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Heirs to the Kingdom


The palace was lavishly decorated; it was a sight to behold. The colours and scent of the flowers brought beauty as well as serenity to the kingdom. The birds played with themselves.
The king strolled around his palace as he usually did every day; nothing bored him. He got great joy when seeing his children enjoy what he gave; his riches. The high walls couldn’t block out what was happening outside his kingdom. The people that looked unkempt and despaired.
He shook his head at the sight.
He looked within his walls and saw most of his children who were playing, joyful….enjoying life to the fullest. Albeit one of them looked so sullen and almost resembled that of the outsiders. He immediately sent for her and when she had approached him was permitted to say what troubled her.
“Thank you your Majesty. I know you’re our king and sovereign but I can’t help but wonder why people out there suffer when there is this huge favour that can be obtained which you have made available to us. Why is it that some refuse to enjoy your goodness?” she asked. The king smiled at her. “They are ignorant of the riches they have and choose to suffer.”
“How do you mean your Majesty?” she asked confused.
“There are different ways to this. By choice not everyone won’t claim these promises and desire lowliness in life, some wouldn’t even believe the possibility of it, while some don’t chase the kingdom first. There are so many promises I have made. I am sure of my words…they never fail. If I have said something or made a promise, I will do it. It’s that simple. I know all that I have and all I have is yours. But people miss the little things and have become self dependent or perceive them as farfetched. They do not key into these promises.”
“Hmmm… but for some you appear so far to visit… difficult to see due to your position. I mean who can think of approaching the king for things such as riches? How can they be sure when they ask you about this that we will receive them.”
You ask questions to which I have written laws about, but you do not read to keep and practice….to believe and keep,” She looked perplexed. “I am an ever-present help in times of need. How I do it….is beyond you.”

Are we really living up to God’s expectation for our lives?
Are we truly living as sons and daughters of God and enjoying all the blessings that come from our Father?
Do you know what the bible says about His plans for you and all the many things He has in store for you?
Study the bible and key into those promises of God over your life and Believe it!

An excerpt from “I DECLARE 31 promises to speak over your life by Joel Osteen”
I declare God’s incredible blessings over my life. I will see an explosion of God’s goodness, a sudden widespread increase. I will experience the surpassing greatness of God’s favor. It will elevate me to a level higher than I ever dreamed of. Explosive blessings are coming my way. This is my declaration.
I declare I will experience God’s faithfulness. I will not worry. I will not doubt. I will keep my trust in Him, knowing that He will not fail me. I will give birth to every promise God put in my heart and I will become everything God created me to be. This is my declaration.

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