The Secret Formula

The Secret Formula

Many times, I preach to myself,

No matter what I am feeling inside, I would say:

“GSW, you are the son of the most-High God. You are anointed and full of power, mountains dissolve before you, you bear upon your body the mark of the Lord Jesus Christ and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”

As I say things like this, I may be feeling chills all over my bones as a result of bad news or overwhelming sorrow as a result of the action of another person toward me

It wouldn’t matter

God told Joshua not to allow the word of the Lord depart from His mouth...

Faith must be verbalized, joy must be expressed, victory must lead to a lot of noise, the heart of the believer is no place for unceasing sorrows

You must refuse that urge to curl into a ball and engage in a pity party, even if you drop the ball

You must refuse to project people's thoughts and perception of you due to circumstances and events taking a turn for the unthinkable or the dreaded in your life

You must remember that you serve God only and to Him you rise or fall

Joy saves us from a lot of ills, especially when we have no reason to be joyful

Many think they can only be joyful when things happen in their favour

They get a job or a promotion, buy a house or a jet, win a contract or a lottery

The feelings that come with that is often too fleeting, too artificial

I remember the first day I slept in the house that I built, I was 40 years old at the time and I had built my first house

It wasn't a cut-and-join house too, it was a proper house

I could barely sleep but by the next day the euphoria was gone

I was already looking to build a city for God

I have since then been a part of many church projects and charity works, they give me more joy than that first house did

I remember the joy a new cloth used to give me or a new shoe, it died as soon as I put it

What about the excitement a new car brings?

Sleepless night for a few days, looking out of the window every five minutes, washing it, sitting in it while listening to music on its radio, it lasted only until the next exciting thing comes

One thing that gives continuous happiness in many people's hearts is love

I mean the joy in the heart of a proper bloke and babe who just fell in love

That joy is something else when the love is real and mutual

That joy is special

It can last for a lifetime and survive every other emotion the two of them would evoke from each other

They would fight, of course, but the joy would remain

They would be mad at each other, but the joy would remain

They might even break up and then realize that the feeling of sorrow that took them over while apart was too strong to endure and then they quickly make up and rekindle their joy

If you are in love and you don't feel this joy, please don't marry that person you are with

It is not true love

Joy is an expression of love

When I watched Mel Gibson's Brave Heart for the first time as a ten-year-old, I couldn't understand the words being spoken by the actors at the time

All I did was watch the action and I got the idea

The main character and his babe gave me so much joy

Their love was depicted so perfectly

Their joy was too obvious

This was how the soldiers knew they had secretly gotten married

Their love expressed inner joy effortlessly

Even when they were far away from each other, they couldn't stop being joyful

Joy can make you laugh, cry, mad, sober, clingy, shout and scream

There are some people that are incapable of being joyful, they always look for a reason to be sad, negative and morose

Avoid such people at all cost

Don't be friends with them or make the mistake of marrying them

Pray for them and admonish them but don't let them drag you into their reality

Those people are contagious in the spread of misery and they are never happy that you are joyful always even though they are sad

I had a friend who would say, "I was so unhappy and you were dancing and rejoicing with your fellowship members. Why are you people always happy, what is ‘happying’ in you?”

I tried my best to make my friend see that we have the life spring of joy dwelling in us as believers.

My friend was a believer too and yet, this joy had no expression in her life

Oh! she would wear the make-up and dress the part for the public to see but once the noise was gone, she would go back to her moaning and griping self!

Refuse to be like this

With joy you shall draw wonders from the well of salvation

JOY is a fetcher

The one thing joy does not do is kill

It is an expression of life an expression that gives life

The one source of joy that can never go sour is Christ

Christ is my joy

It doesn't matter what I am going through

When sorrows like sea billows roll

Whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to shout


I shout Glory!

I see Glory!

I know Glory!

I do not keep quiet

I do not suffer in silence

I express Joy!


For Christ is my joy

The one joy that can never be taken away from me

The one joy that is within me till eternity

Christ is my joy