You Are God

My new favourite song is “You are God” by Nathaniel Bassey and Chigozie Achugo. You can download the song here and the lyrics are below. Enjoy!!

You are God from beginning to the end
There’s no place for argument
You are God all by yourself
You are God from beginning to the end
There’s no place for argument
You are God all by yourself

You’ve got times and seasons in your hands
You called for light out of darkness
You don’t need a man to be the God you are
But you have chosen to call me your own

You are God from beginning to the end
There’s no place for argument
You are God all by yourself
You are God from beginning to the end
There’s no place for argument
You are God all by yourself

You’ve got times and seasons in your hands
You called for light out of darkness
You don’t need a man to be the God you are
But you have chosen to call me your own

You are God from beginning to the end
There’s no place for argument
You are God all by yourself
You are God from beginning to the end
There’s no place for argument
You are God all by yourself
You are God from beginning to the end
There’s no place for argument
You are God all by yourself
You are God from beginning to the end
There’s no place for argument
You are God all by yourself
You are God from beginning to the end
There’s no place for argument
You are God all by yourself
You are God from beginning to the end
There’s no place for argument
You are God all by yourself

I think this song is in the album Nathaniel released last year but I just heard it (LASTMA I KNOW!!). My favourite part of the song is the line that God needs no man to be the God He is. It tells us of how useless we are to HIm yet He loves us. Love so beautiful!! Nathaniel Bassey and Mairo Ese have to be my favourite Nigerian music ministers and its quite shocking Nathaniel has never featured on here before. Better late than never right?

What song(s) are you jamming to currently? I’d love to hear from you.

Can girls and guys be just friends? 

“And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow–not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love.” Romans 8:38 (NLT)

I don’t know if y’all are like me and think that boys and girls can’t be just friends without developing romantic feelings for themselves. Well I’m not like that again but that used to be me. Or rather I’m trying not to be like that. My case was extreeeemmmeeee. It was getting out of hand. I thought every guy that spoke to me wanted a relationship and that really isn’t true. 

I declared a boy fast a couple of weeks ago and that means that instead of daydreaming about a boy that could be my husband, I’ll go and read my Bible or pray. The fast has been a terrible flop. It flopped soooooo bad I’m ashamed. So I decided to go to the Genesis (Like the Davies will say)  and I realized I didn’t believe any guy will walk up to me and talk to me if he wasn’t attracted and if I did the walking up, I believed he’ll get attracted eventually and so every guy I spoke to was potential husband. Now that is ironic because I have a lot of guy friends that are really just friends, no strings attached so I don’t know how this mindset came about. And also if a guy wasn’t talking to me, I thought I was not attractive. This is a lie from the pit of hell. The purpose of relationships is to add value. If I don’t think you can add value to me, I won’t talk to you and I think others think that before they talk to me too. So no you guys, it’s not because guys are attracted to me they talk to me. I remember a friend I had that said he talks to me cos I make him laugh and when he’s having a bad day, the conversation cheers him up. I have a friend that anytime he messages me, I know I’m gon’ learn something from the scripture that day. So it’s possible to have a no strings attached relationship with the opposite sex. 

I also decided to take a look at Jesus’ life. He had no babe but he had female friends. Maybe it was because of Mary sef that Judas went to betray Him. Martha also was his friend. Although their brother, Lazarus was part of the quartet. Also, the Samaritan woman, Jesus spoke to her first and it was not because He was attracted to her, but because He did not want her to perish (agape love) plus she had evangelistic potential in her and He was just helping her discover it. Same thing he did with Paul (sermon for another day). Jesus was also friends with Mary Magdalene. I believe He was popular with the females sef that’s why they went to His grave to anoint Him with spices on the third day (Mark 16:1). If Jesus just shunned the women saying He wasn’t here to develop feelings, I don’t think they’d have wanted to go and anoint Him with spices. Jesus was human and He felt like us so I’m very sure He could have crushed on girls but He controlled His feelings and was just friends with a them. So again, I say, guys and girls can be just friends. 

This obviously is not something that just happens. It’s by making a conscious effort, renewing the mind. So guys, I have renewed my mind. If Jesus was just friends with girls, I can be just friends with boys too and when I happen to have a stubborn crush that refuses to die, I literally run from the temptation (I did this last sunday). I don’t hang around the person, or draw unnecessary attention to myself. And also, the boy fast, it works guys. Although I’m not that faithful with it, I don’t read my Bible or pray (I pray about it when I remember though), but I start exercising or see a movie when I start daydreaming. I believe everyone needs to come to this realization. The Bible says to guard one’s heart and this is one way to ensure that. Thinking every guy or girl out there is into you, creates a reality in your head that’s not always the reality. I once listened to a preaching by Heather Lindsey and she said imagine you’re thinking this guy called B is into you simply because he asked for your name and so in your head you’ve planned your wedding because you think He’s everything you’ve dreamed of (the only real conversation you’ve had with him was he asking for your name) but then 2 months later you hear B is engaged to this girl called A and you become heartbroken and nurse hatred for A. What does she have that you do not anyways? Meanwhile A never did anything to you but because you hadn’t guarded your heart and started imagining things that were not, you played yourself. I’d also like to add here not to encourage guys /girls attracted to you but you know there’s no future with both of you as a couple in it. I know you’re enjoying the attention but you’re wrecking the other person emotionally. That’s not a way to love your neighbour. I also believe that being able to control your thoughts and feelings prepares one for marriage. You’re going to be with just one person in the end and there would be tons of guys that’ll be better looking that’ll come your way. Whether as business partners, clients, shop attendants, bosses, whatever they are, they’ll come your way and you have to be able to control yourself and your emotions. 

With these few points of mine, I hope I have been able to convince you that boys and girls can be friends. Can they be best friends however? I don’t think so. Only your significant other is allowed to be your best friend of the opposite sex. Adieous! 

*Disclaimer: This is not a cast in stone advice. It is just my opinion and any guy reading this, please adjust scenarios to suit you. I’m female that’s why I used such examples, forgive me. Also, a relationship/friendship takes two people so if you’re not willing to be just friends with the opposite sex, this post is not for you. 

Do you think girls and guys can be just friends? or best friends even?

Abba

This song ehn, I didn’t really fancy it at first but after being forced to listen to it a couple of times, I fell in love. Its by Jonathan David and Melissa Helser and its called Abba (duh) meaning father. There’s a little story before the song starts. Enjoy!!

You’re more real than
The ground I’m standing on
You’re more real than
The wind in my lungs

Your thoughts define me
You’re inside me
You’re my reality

Abba, I belong to You
Abba, I belong to You

You’re closer than the
Skin on my bones
You’re closer than the
Song on my tongue

Your thoughts define me
You’re inside me
You’re my reality

Abba, I belong to You
Abba, I belong to You
Abba, I belong to You
Abba

Very very simple song. Download it here.

What song topped your playlist this week? Btw, if you are looking for good songs to donload, go to lifegiva.com. Their radio comes on automatically and they play good songs on there. Thank me later!

Love and light Phos fam!! 

Made a way

The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, But he who heeds counsel is wise (Proverbs 12:15 NKJV)

Yessss!! You got it right!! Travis Greene’s made a way is the song of the week. I feel Saturdays are more ideal to put up the song of the week post since it marks the end of the week. Travis Greene has a very big fan base in Nigeria. Everyone has heard of him and even if they haven’t, they’ve heard of his songs or at least, song – intentional. I think he has an amazing voice and I really like the lyrics to made a way. The lyrics….

Made a way
Don’t know how but you did it
Made a way
Standing here not knowing how we’ll get through this test
But holding onto faith you know best
Nothing can catch you by surprise
You’ve got this figured out and you’re watching us now
But when it looks as if we can’t win
You wrap us in your arm and step in
And everything we need you supply
You got this in control
And now we know that

You made a way
When our backs were against the wall
And it looked as if it was over
You made a way
And we’re standing here
Only because you made a way
You made a way

Now we’re here
Looking back on where we come from
Because of you and nothing we’ve done
To deserve the love and mercy you’ve shown
But your grace was strong enough to pick us up

And you made a way
When our backs were against the wall
And it looked as if it was over
You made a way
And we’re standing here
Only because you made a way [x2]

You move mountains
You cause walls to fall
With your power
You perform miracles
There is nothing that’s impossible
And we’re standing here
Only because you made a way

You made a way [x4]

Don’t know how but you did it
Made a way
Don’t know how but you did it
Made a way

Don’t know how but you did it [x4]

Don’t know why but I’m grateful [x4]

Don’t know how but I’m grateful

And we’re standing here
Only because you made
And we’re standing here
Only because you made a way
And we’re standing here
Only because you made

You move mountain [x4]

You cause walls to fall [x4]

You cause chains to break [x4]

Giants fall [x4]

‘Cause you move mountain
You move mountain
And everything is easy for you
‘Cause you move mountain
Yes you move mountain

Mountains are moving [x4]

Strong holds are breaking [x4]

‘Cause you move mountain
You cause walls to fall

With your power [x4]

You perform miracles [x4]

You probably already have this song on your playlist but if you don’t, download it here.

Okay so fun fact time. Did you know that Travis is a pastor as well as a musician? Did you also know that he was pronounced dead twice before entering kindergarten? Know more about Travis from his website and download more of his songs. He’s amazing. Do you guys know Folabi Nuel? He’s a musician as well and his style of music reminds me of Travis Greene’s. I have his cd and he’s amazing. You can download the Good God album on his soundcloud. You’ll be blessed. Did I mention he’s Nigerian? What song topped your playlist this week and how did your week go? Tell me all about it I’d love to hear.

When you walk into the room

 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you (1 Peter 5:7 NIV)

So I started interning somewhere recently and I haven’t figured out how not to sleep when I get back home. That’s the reason for the lack of posts on here this past week. I promise to sort myself out this weekend and make a plan though. Soooooo, song of the week this week is “When you walk into the room” by Bryan & Katie Torwalt. The program I went for last Saturday that I spoke about here, had this song sung a whole lot. Do you guys have favorite parts in songs that you play over and over  again? I do!! My favorite part of this song is the “Come and consume us” part – the bridge. In my opinion, it was not sung enough. Its too sweet a part. Oya these are the lyrics…

When you walk into the room
Everything changes
Darkness starts to tremble
At the light that you bring
And when you walk into the room
Every heart starts burning
And nothing matters more
Than just to sit here at your feet
And worship you
We worship you

Chorus:
We love you
We’ll never stop
We can’t live without you, Jesus
We love you
And we can’t get enough
All this is for you, Jesus

When you walk into the room
Sickness starts to vanish
Every hopeless situation ceases to exist
And when you walk into the room,
The dead begin to rise
‘Cause there is resurrection life
In all You do

Bridge:
Come and consume, God
All we are
We give you permission
Our hearts are Yours
We want You
We want You

You can download the song here.

Have a lovely weekend. I’ll be flooding your inbox this weekend, not too much though.

P.s: The bridge is a prayer guys and this week I realized that God does answer prayers. I’ll talk about it in the next post maybe, or the one after that. You can sing this prayer every morning. The song was stuck in my head all week so I sang it every time I go the opportunity. One day sef, it lulled me to bed. What song topped your playlist? I’d like to hear from you.

Since Your Love

For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God.

Romans 8:14 (NLT)

I found this song on Sunday on Africanism Cosmopolitan and its been playing ever since. I have this on and off love for bands but i really truly like the instrumentals in this song. The words of the song spoke to me. I was trying to understand myself.You know, we learn new things everyday and I was trying to understand why today I didn’t like sharwama and tomorrow I loved it. Yes, this little thing was frustrating me and the wordings of this song gave me so much life. It doesn’t matter if i’m sharwama loving or not as long as I’m in Him. So now, when I’m asked who I am, I know exactly who. I am the righteousness of Christ Jesus who sometimes loves sharwama and sometimes does not. But it does not matter because In Him I have my being, He’s my breath, my life, my everything and I was made by Him for Him. What I eat does not matter as long as Jesus is at the center of my life. A lot of time we meet small distractions that the devil turns to a big deal. The devil is very wicked. This song just reminded me of all that matters.The song is by United Pursuit ft Brandon Hampton (the song is actually playing as I’m typing this). The lyrics?

You are the light  
Song of my life
You always lead me
You are the voice inside

You are my love
No one before you
All that I am 
Points to You

And I was made by you
I was made for you
I am unfulfilled without full communion

You are the light
Song of my life
You always lead me
You are the voice inside

You are my love
No one before you
All that I am
Longs For You

And I was made by you
I was made for you
I am unfulfilled without full communion

I was made by you
And I was made for you
I am unfulfilled without full communion 

Since your love got a hold of me
Since your love got a hold of me
I’m a new creation
I’m forever changed

[Repeat 3x]

I was made by you
I was made for you
I am unfulfilled without full communion

In you, is all I need
You’re my breath, you’re my life, you’re my everything
[Repeat 11x]

My favorite part of the song is that “Since your love got a hold of me” part (it just started playing). This song just gets me really excited. I hope it blesses you as much as it blessed me. God bless you people.

Download the song here

P.S: Speaking of things that excite me, the verse of the month really pumps me. Check it out – Titus 2:7-8. The verse in the Amplified version or the Message translation is a pump.

P.p.s:This is why we are to watch what it is that we watch, listen to and all. The devil uses every opportunity he has to get to us. We should do everything with the leading of the spirit because somethings don’t seem harmful but are killers. When we do things by the leading of the Spirit, we avoid harm and we always get involved with things that give life.

You Will

This week did not come with a song of the week. No song was on repeat. The week passed by too fast sef. I can’t believe it’s already Friday. But worry not boo boos there’s a song of the week. This song however was my jam in January. It’s rap, by Andy Mineo. I heard the cover and downloaded the song. Normally I think covers are better than songs. I love covers. But this song happened to be better than the cover I heard and so was on repeat all January. I even felt bad cos there was nothing like song of the week in January so I thought I won’t ever put up this song but look where we at now!! The lyrics? 

When you see me I’m in uptown baby
What you know about me?
Oh, nothin’ really, well let’s change that
See I came back
I took a break, but now I break that
Formerly Known, yeah, I made that
And them Car-Tunez every Saturday
Get your breakfast tell ’em (play that)
Yeah, I got lines like bar codes
Yeah, I got jokes like Bart Simpson on bar phones (Moe’s Tavern)
How you actin’ dumb on your smartphone?
Fishers of men so I stay lookin’
Catch the nets like I’m straight Brooklyn
Oh, your life so hard
Why don’t you face your problems don’t Facebook ’em
Satan try to make the straight crooked with the porn sites
But I ain’t looking
I got bands that’ll make her dance
That’s a wedding ring for my wife, bling
I’mma say that twice, bling
Ladies if you ain’t got one don’t give him none
True love is waiting and you so worth that
I know you heard some bull crap
But if you headed down the wrong path
Go ahead and turn back
You’re never too far to be made new
They said you damaged goods, that ain’t true
I testify to that I ain’t lyin’, Jack
You could check with my whole crew

Y-O-U owe me nothing, no, nothing [x2]
I know you will [x8]

I know you will [x2]
Even when they say you won’t
I know you will [x3]
Even when they say you can’t
I know you will
No, there’s nothing you can’t do
Nothing in this world too big for you
So when they say you can’t
I know you will [x2]
Even when they say you can’t
I know you will

Some say you can’t, I say that you will
My sin, it cost a grip but Jesus paid the bill
You don’t believe in miracles, I show you why they real
Some rappers don’t got skill but somehow they got a deal, weird
I’m ridin’ around in this airport, flyin’ ’round on my skateboard
And my glasses on like a straight dork
Oh, your money tall, but these days short
I love the haters so I pray for ’em
See them hearts we aim for ’em
So I tell the world and we stay tourin’
And we do it our way, we won’t change for ’em
This ain’t no fast food, you can’t order us
They lookin’ so confused, what’s the formula?
We just really want more of God
Nah, we don’t want more of us
Cause He did it, we givin’ Him thanks
Even when they ain’t awardin’ us
And them strip clubs, money drugs
C’mon cuz, you borin’ us
We heard it all before
And I’m still unimpressed with that sort of stuff
We were made for more though
With them award shows and you thank Christ
That lip service don’t mean nothing if you ain’t about that life

Y-O-U owe me nothing, no, nothing [x2]
I know you will [x8]

I know you will [x2]
Even when they say you won’t
I know you will [x3]
Even when they say you can’t
I know you will
No, there’s nothing you can’t do
Nothing in this world too big for you
So when they say you can’t
I know you will [x2]
Even when they say you can’t
I know you will

You can download the song here

I really love Andy Mineo. I have his whole Heroes for Sale album. My second favorite song is Uno Uno Seis featuring LeCrae.

What do you guys think about rap? I love love rap and I’m thankful and grateful for Christian rappers. Andy Mineo however does not like being called that (a Christian Rapper). Read his interview here. He says being called a gospel rapper stops non-christians from listening to his music which is the whole purpose of his music. I see his point. That’s why Phos is a lifestyle blog and not a Christian blog. He’s just serving God in his music cos God is supposed to be at the center of it all. What then can we then call him? Rapper? and then call the others contemporary rappers? Or faith based rapper? What do you guys think?

P.s: Listen to these songs with headphones on with the volume turned up to the loudest. You’ll thank me later.

Nani gi

This week’s song of the week is also an old one. For the longest time I knew just the first line of the song and hummed the rest. Last week though, as I was searching for the lyrics of last week’s song of the week, I diverted to Nathaniel Bassey songs (I love Him so much), and then this song popped up. I was like why not? Let me kuku learn the lyrics then I downloaded the song cos singing along is better than singing alone and the song has been on repeat since then. The song is by Mairo Ese. Lyrics you ask? Here they are 

Here we’ve come
To worship you
And praise your holy name
There is no one like you Lord
You deserving all our praise
Here we’ve come
To worship you
And praise your holy name
There is no one like you Lord
You deserving all our praise

Chorus:
I bu chimoooooooo
I bu chim
I bu chimoooooooo
Onye nji eme onu
Nani gi bu chimoooo
Onye nwe mooo
Nani gi bu chimoooo
Onye nwe mooo

Creator of it all
Creator of all things
Every knee shall bow
At your feet
And worship and declear
Nani gi bu chim
And you alone are God
Onye nwe mooo
Oh we worship
No other God
No other God but you
In heaven on earth and forever
You alone are God
Oh we worship, from our heart
Jesus, oh how we love you
Oh onye nwem

You can download the song here

You know how we do, let me know the worship song topping your playlist this week in the comment section.

Byeeeeeerrr!!

P. S. I just realized his name is Mairo and not Mario after all these years. Wow! 

In Christ Alone

This song has been on repeat on my phone all week. It’s the song I talked about here that led me to tears (I’m usually hardcore ooo). These are the lyrics to the song and I’ll add a download link because I think the version of the song I have is amazing. It inserted the chorus of that “My Hope is built on nothing less” hymn in it and I just think its really amazing. Okay to the lyrics:

In Christ alone my hope is found,
He is my light, my strength, my song;
This Cornerstone, this solid Ground,
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm.
What heights of love, what depths of peace,
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease!
My Comforter, my All in All,
Here in the love of Christ I stand.

In Christ alone, who took on flesh,
Fullness of God in helpless babe.
This gift of love and righteousness,
Scorned by the ones He came to save:
Till on that cross as Jesus died,
The wrath of God was satisfied –
For every sin on Him was laid;
Here in the death of Christ I live.

There in the ground His body lay,
Light of the world by darkness slain,
Then bursting forth in glorious day
Up from the grave He rose again!
And as He stands in victory
Sin’s curse has lost its grip on me,
For I am His and He is mine –
Bought with the precious blood of Christ.

On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand,
All other ground is sinking sand.

On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand,
All other ground is sinking sand.

No guilt in life, no fear in death,
This is the power of Christ in me;
From life’s first cry to final breath,
Jesus commands my destiny.
No power of hell, no scheme of man,
Can ever pluck me from His hand:
Till He returns or calls me home,
Here in the power of Christ I’ll stand.

You can download the song (or hymn, I’m not really sure) here. I hope you like it as much as I do.

Have you heard this song before? Its quite common. What do yo think about it? What song topped your playlist this week?