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adeteju is the 2nd of 3 Children. She is passionate about God ... Adeteju loves to read and also writes, she is of the view that a reader is a leader. She is a wife and a mother.

Monday, June 27, 2011


In a law court and as a lawyer, all I need do to win the Judge’s attention and albeit the Judgment is simply to say “My Lord, it is written:
Ø  Section 4 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria states……….
Ø  Order 4 rule 5 of the High Court of Lagos State (civil procedure) rules states….
Ø  In the case of Gani Fawehinmi against The State, it was written that…..”

My referral of the Judge to laid down statutes and decided authorities simply settles the matter, foundation of my argument having been well established.

My walk with God is exactly like this!!!

The devil attempted to tempt Jesus thrice but he succeeded not, Jesus yielded not, because he had a working knowledge of the scripture. He said “It is written:
Ø  Man shall not live by bread alone……
Ø  He will give his angels charge over me…
Ø  You must worship God alone….”

I love the New Living Translation which says-“The scripture says…”

A  question that comes to mind this minute is….what does the scripture say concerning my present challenges, my health, my marriage, my finances, my career and all other aspects of my life? I am also throwing the questions to you my dear readers, are you going through a difficult moment right now and you are about to give up? No! Remember, quitters never win; I encourage you to dig into the scriptures and understand what has been written…

I am also learning and struggling (through the grace of God) on how to stay in the place of the study of the word, because I believe that it is when I do so that I can have a working knowledge of what the scripture says, that is when I will also be able to face the devil just like Jesus did three consecutive times. Scripture recorded that after Jesus replies to the devil, the devil went away.

 So my dear folks, I am challenging us to pursue the Devil/Goliaths/challenges in our lives by staying in the WORD, let us meditate on the word because of a truth the word works, if it did not, then our dear Jesus would not have succeeded in overcoming the temptations with the word.

Let us all learn how to say “IT IS WRITTEN…”

With love and prayers,


Tuesday, June 14, 2011


As I drove to work last friday, a police woman and a police man waved down my car and asked that I stopped. I obediently did thinking it was for their "normal", "legal" "stop and search". I quickly said a word of appreciation to God, having just renewed my drivers' license and believing that the particulars of the car were intact (since it was hubby's duty to ensure that the car particulars were intact and up to date, my own duty is simply to drive the car around..***wink***)

As i stopped the car, the Policeman walked past me, apparently heading backwards to stop another car and then the police woman approached me and our conversation went thus:     Police woman: Good morning, ma...
            Omoba: Good morning!
           Police woman: How are you today?
           Omoba: Very well and you?
           Police woman: Fine, how is the family?
           Omoba: Fine and yours?

I was becoming impatient with the pleasantries and eagerly expecting the question "Can i have a look at your particulars?" And then she goes: "MADAM, FIND SOMETHING FOR US NOW...."
I was a bit irritated and in my mind I was like "there we go again!!!, find something for you for being at your duty post or because it was friday?"..But I dare not say that aloud, else I be accused of a heinous crime. I always say "the fear of all Uniformed Men in Nigeria (be it POLICE, LASTMA,FRSC,KAI,e.t.c.)  is the beginning of wisdom." I instantly started searching for loose change in my car since I was not ready to part with a higher denomination. Fortunately, I located a N50.00 note in the glove compartment of my car but I thought to myself "this is too small and it does not appear presentable". I searched my bag thoroughly while the Police woman waited patiently and then I located another N50.00 note. Happily, i added the two notes to her thinking she would reject it that it was too small, but surprisingly, she accepted it thankfully and I sped off.

As I zoomed off, my thoughts became as loud as my voice "What was that you just did?" "Did you just offer bribe or not?" " Did you just gave unto "ceaser" what belong to ceaser?".

I have decided to throw these questions open to you all, my dear friends....WHAT IS YOUR TAKE ON BRIBERY? WHAT AMOUNTS TO BRIBERY? WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BRIBERY AND GIFT?

I await your comments and answers.....
With love and prayers, omo'ba (the royal daughter).

Loud Verse:  Mark 12 v. 17 ...Then Jesus said to them, “Give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s.”

Thursday, June 2, 2011


June is here already and that obviously shows that we are gradually nearing the second half of this year. As i sat down ruminating about the months gone never to be returned again, i remembered an old poem that I have always appreciated. The author though unknown but the wordings of the poem are deep because it reflects abundance.

When I first came across the title of the poem years back, I thought it was a bad habit to be drinking from the saucer when there was a tea cup. But this poem also reminded me of a song that I learnt in my childhood days that says "Running over, Running over, My cup is filled up and it's running over". This childhood song explains why drinking from the saucer should not be frowned at.

It is the sixth month in the year and I look back with thanksgiving and I can SCREAM that "I AM DRINKING FROM MY SAUCER".

Folks, I encourage us all to approach this month and particularly the remaining part of the year with a thanksgiving heart and see if indeed you will not drink from your saucer.......because the God of more than enough wil lindeed shower our lives with abundance.

Waith love and prayers,

Have fun reading the poem:

"I’ve never made a fortune and it’s probably too late now,
But I don’t worry about that much ’cause I’m happy anyhow.

And as I go along life’s way I’m reaping better than I sow,
I’m drinking from my saucer ’cause my cup has overflowed.

Haven’t got a lot of riches and sometimes the going’s tough,
But I’ve got loving ones around me and that makes me rich enough.

I thank God for his blessings and the mercies He’s bestowed,
I’m drinking from my saucer ’cause my cup has overflowed.

I remember times when things went wrong my faith wore somewhat thin,
But all at once the dark clouds broke and sun peeped through again.

So Lord, help me not to gripe about the tough rows that I’ve hoed,
I’m drinking from my saucer cause my cup has overflowed.

If God gives me strength and courage when the way grows steep and rough,
I’ll not ask for other blessings ’cause I’m already blessed enough.

And may I never be too busy to help others bear their loads,
Then I’ll keep drinking from my saucer ’cause my cup has overflowed"