Today, I Will Celebrate…

It’s my birthday today.

Every year I do things almost always the same. I spend the whole day avoiding the fuss. I will switch off my phones, stay off social media and try to stay away from all the birthday wahala


Yes, I make a fuss about other people’s birthdays but never about mine. So as usual this year I had planned it would be the same but something happened.

So as with the last few years I was at Joyce Meyer Ministries Love Life Conference with a few ladies.

A #JUGNfuntrip as usual. I can’t even begin to explain how amazing it was.

Sadly I don’t have too many pictures. I was too busy enjoying the moments I didn’t remember to capture them. So after a full 44 hours of

Joyce Meyer

Joel Osteen

John Gray

RUTH Graham

Chris Tomlin

Michael W. Smith

And of course my very special moment of worship with Cece Winans

I was pretty much saturated. I thought I had heard enough

But it was one simple moment with mama Joyce that changed everything for me.

It wasn’t such a deep revelation shrouded in Greek or Hebrew. It was a simple point but in usual Mama Joyce style simple as it was, it hit home.

She said CELEBRATE!!!!

Yes celebrate everything and every moment. It was a light bulb moment. It was as if she called my name when she said it. Like “mildred celebrate your birthday ”

Celebrating is a sign of worship. It’s taking the time to reflect over your life and be thankful for every single moment and seeing God in it all.

So, today I repent. I will not switch off my phone, I will not stay off social media. No I will not let myself be covered in confetti (miss shittu take note πŸ™„) or petals

That’s pushing it.

I will not be having a party πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ baby steps people, be gentle. But I will be thankful today as I look over my life. I will be very thoughtful and thankful because He’s brought me a mighty looooooooooong way.

Who would have thought that this girl

Would one day become this girl?

The in between is story for another day though πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ a story that I trust God to share in the next 365 days.

However today I will celebrate.

Yes I will celebrate me

I will celebrate my birthday

I will have a private party with me myself and my Jesus 😁

Then maybe open it up to the rest of you later πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Truth is today I’m really just grateful. God has been good to me. I look over my life and every junction is a miracle. A Miracle of life and the people who fill it. I’m thankful for those who left but more thankful for those who stayed a part of my life. I’m thankful for love and laughter.

Thankful for those who call me mummy

and those who call me mama

Thankful for those who celebrate my Jesus with me especially my Just Us Girls family

Which means I’m thankful for you

I’m thankful for you.

Thankful for friends and family. God has truly blessed me with the things money can buy but more importantly with the things money cannot buy.

Just thinking about it all. I really think I will celebrate. Yes!

And I will be thankful

After all there’s so much to be thankful for.

Gotta run guys. I should be asleep but I promised not to switch off my phone so with the time difference my Naija family is keeping me awake. πŸ˜‚

Oh by the way, next year, I’m not doing all this DP, DM and social media gifts with you people o! I’m collecting real presents. Who picture epp? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜ so start saving from now if you love me πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ don’t say I didn’t warn you o! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Although this year is a good time to start rehearsing so go out there and buy a gift and a funny card. Just do it. You know you want to πŸ˜‚πŸ˜œ

Love you guys so much.

43 thoughts on “Today, I Will Celebrate…

  1. Happy birthday mama of lives. Love you loads. Love your baby picture too😊 Thank you for being a blessing to me and all your children all over the world. Love you ❀

  2. Happy birthday Mama, Thank God you are celebrating this year birthday, we love n love you because you are a blessings to our generation, Once again Happy birthday Pastor Mildred Okonkwo.

  3. Yes o.. We will celebrate u everyday mama.. We love u plenty plenty
    About next year’s gift.. Hmmmm.. A car?

  4. Happy Birthday Mama! Thank God for your life and thank you for giving to the Lord. I celebrate you today and ALWAYS. I love you very much!

  5. Happy Birthday Mama… We should indeed save up for a gift not every time DMs and DPs lol, love you to the moon. We celebrate you Ma please have fun you deserve much more.

  6. Ok ehn so yes happy happy birthday to you ma, this will be your best year yet. You will look back at this time next year and you will have no other choice than to throw that biggggggg birthday party. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜ this year let us allow your baby steps and leave you with your private party with Jesus and yasefπŸ˜‚ but next year with all the extra miracle toppings and overflow things I can’t guarantee you we will not have that owanbe party ohhh with hot Jollof rice and fried meat things. God bless you ma for all you do for us. May the Lord never let your oil run dry. May he continue to give you fresh grace, may your light continue to shine and never go dim. Have a most fabulous year and yes we LOVE ya very much. 😘😘😘😘😘

  7. Happy birthday mama.
    You are a graceful pillar caved to beautify the palace.
    Thank you so much for being here for me,pre and during marriage.
    Your life is very encouraging to someone like me.
    I love you ma.

  8. Happy birthday Ma,am grateful for the gift of you.I remember Eziaha wrote on Many teachers on her blog.Although am not a member of DCC,am glad I have you as my Teacher.This blog oozes out wisdom,instructions that has and still blesses me.I celebrate you Ma,thank you for giving to the Lord.

  9. Awwww, this is so beautiful. Happy birthday to you momma, you are truly a woman of substance! I bless God for your life and pray for more grace and anointing….me feel like hugging you right now but will keep it warm for you……Sir! Yes Sir! Smiles

  10. Mama I have seen so many different sides to you this year that this doesn’t even come as a surprise. I celebrate you and celebrate with you mama. The glory of God is truly undeniable on your life. Have a jolly birthday ma!

  11. Pastor M,u have impacted my life in so many ways,thanks a million and Happy birthday with sooooo much love ma!

  12. Happy birthday ma. You’ve been a blessing to me from afar😁. God bless you abundantly today and forever!

  13. Happy birthday ma, am happy am a septemberlite too. wullnp, good health in mind and body and major classic fruitfulness all the way

  14. Happy belated birthday ma,you deserve to roll out the drums and celebrate because you have touched and blessed so many lives. God bless and keep you for being you.

  15. Happy birthday P.M……the way I talk about you, some of the ladies in my church think we are close friends!
    I learn from this blog and the real life examples from your life. Looking up to you from afar….
    Love you and love what God has been doing in your life. Asking Him to do same for me.

  16. lol. So, work load has reduced a great deal by this time of the year(December 29th, 2017) and so i have plenty time on my hands to read your blog.

    You and i seem to have so much in common: Namesake(Isioma), same village, same university what a coincidence and no, i don’t attend DCC but i am ardent follower of your ministry πŸ™‚

    About last year, i decided to take my birth date out of FB. Why? i never marry and in my head people will talk about me not being married and yet she will be celebrating birthdays up and down. However, this has changed. I will go and put my birth date on FaceBook and yes! i will celebrate cos i am beautiful, awesome and i have a PERFECT God who loves me and thinks highly of me.

    Thanks for sharing this piece. I will celebrate.

    1. Yes sweetie please celebrate. It is God not marriage that defines you (1 Corinthians 7:17 msg) celebrate because you are amazing and marriage will come and he will be worth the wait.

      Remember you are Isioma. Favor is your name. You have s good head you only attract good and your head ( husband) will be good. Your name is your prophecy.

      Love you darling

  17. I pray very hard for the day, and I look forward to that day when my girls and I would do a girls’ trip to Joyce Meyer’s Women Conference. And all the other conferences we moon over on TV.

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