My Trip To Paris~


Hey Ya’ll!!!!!! I’m back! I realized I never posted my Paris photos, so here’s a peep:

  
  
  
  
  
  

 

Paris was….hmm… Okay I didn’t like it. Honestly, it was over-rated. But don’t take it from me, I was only there for 1 day. And I didn’t have a tour guide, just my very African mother who complained about pretty much everything.

What I will say is that we got on enough trains and subways to conclude

1. The transportation system is trash

2. Many Parisians stink.

Why on earth would it be acceptable to not have AC in the trains in the summer? Especially when many people don’t use deodorant? No shade to Parisians…. its cool if it’s not your culture to wear deodorant lol.

We did a bit of the touristy exploring, and honestly we weren’t impressed. Nothing amusing about looking at old architecture and eating at coffee shops. Sure, the canals were cool; but Amsterdam has better ones. So in conclusion? Paris is over-rated. My opinion, not yours.

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Now, I’ve been gone for a minute. Let me tell you why:

I was fasting for 30 days (month of September) with my church. In that month, I decided to also fast from social media. Actually, correction: I decided to do a 6-week social media fast prior to the 30 day fast… So I returned to social media on the 21st of September… I think.

But I  learned a few things I’d like to share:

  1. Begging for an encounter with God will get you…an encounter with God. Like seriously. In September, I dreamt, I prophesied, spoke in tongues, encountered a spirit of laughter, and I had many visions. My favorite encounter was in church one Sunday. I literally  collapsed to the floor in uncontrollable, hysterical laughter, which changed to speaking in tongues, THEN I saw 4 angels in the church.
  2. The effectual fervent prayer of the righteous availeth much (James 5:16)  Effective prayer includes praying for:
    1. being worthy of your calling
    2. fulfillment in your purpose
    3. effective service (doing your purpose, or what you’re called to do, effectively)
    4.  The Word of God to  have free course in your life, and in the lives of those you  pray for.
  3. Putting your trust in man, will leave you with man-made results. Putting your trust in God will leave you with supernatural results. I’ve been betrayed and talked wrongly about during this season. And it pisseddd meee alllll the way off. To a point where I was ready to give up on the very thing I promised God I would do for Him. I honestly didn’t want to pray about it either. I just knew the Holy Spirit would convict me so I thought “If I don’t commune with my Father, I can be exempt from doing His will.”

Well glory be to God that His Spirit dwells inside His children, and no one can suffer Him not to speak when He WANTS to speak. Unless, of course, you’re grieving the Holy Spirit.

So one night, as I forced myself to clean the church (although my bed seemed a better option), the Holy Spirit reminded me of my covenant with God. I rolled my eyes….and decided to submit to His will. Did I want to, no! It’s so much easier to give in to the Devil, hold grudges, tell people off, leave the church, and do what you want. But the bible says, Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices ( 2 Corinthians 2: 11). I refuse to be ignorant of how Satan operates. He wants to block the blessings God has for me. But I won’t let him.

Thank you Father for allowing your Word to have free course in my life!

God Bless You! I want to hear from you below 🙂

 

12 Comments

  1. Debbie N
    October 5, 2015 / 4:08 pm

    I am not one to really comment on blogs, but the fact that you are God fearing, Ghanaian, and very fashionable, I decided to. This was a great post, very heartfelt. I would love to see more intelligent, Ghanaian/African, sophisticated women on social media. In conclusion, you’re inspiring and keep doing your thing!

  2. Paris
    October 5, 2015 / 6:55 pm

    So glad you are back! Looking forward to more of your great fashion finds!! God is using you even in your lowest times! Your testimony will help someone else through their test. Glad to be able to call you a friend!

    P.s. Sad to hear that Paris isn’t that great. I hope to go one day and check it out! <3

    • October 6, 2015 / 7:00 am

      Thank you Paris!! To God be the glory! Yes you should certainly visit for your self

  3. October 6, 2015 / 1:01 am

    Your mom is beautiful. I see where you get it from. Lol at “my opinion, not yours.” Love your honesty. MMmm I need a social media fast and an encounter with God. Thanks for sharing your testimony and welcome back 🙂

    allthingsammamama.com

  4. October 6, 2015 / 10:27 am

    I’m not the only one who feels like this about Paris. I didn’t really like/see all the fancy bits people rave about. I kept my gloves on every time I was on the metro not to mention how expensive it is.

    On the other note, glad you are seeing results with God. It’s a challenge for me.

    Liza | YaaLia’s Fashion Sense Blog | http://www.yaalia.com

    • October 6, 2015 / 10:29 am

      Yaa, I’ll never spend my own money to go to Paris again lol… It’s still Paris so I won’t turn down a complimentary trip…

      Thank you for reading. If I may help, where does the struggle lie for you?

  5. Busayo Adewole
    October 8, 2015 / 11:10 pm

    “The effectual fervent prayer of the righteous availeth much (James 5:16) Effective prayer includes praying for:
    – being worthy of your calling”

    THIS RIGHT HERE ! So true. People take advantage of grace !

    You are truly blessed Chrissy. Awesome word !

  6. October 25, 2015 / 9:19 am

    Sister I must say it is really encouraging reading all of your posts. It gives me hope! People have talked trash to me and called me “overly righteous” as funny as that sounds. At some point (this is a true confession I haven’t told anyone as I am ashamed) I sat and wondered if serving God was worth it! Yes I know that is a foolish thought but I was pressured. Leaving a group of friends where the word of the Lord was our guide and meeting a new set that are “Christians” by mouth and not actions was tough. I started to feel like I may be over serving God if there is anything like that.
    But in all honesty most times I read your blog I go ‘wow, wow, wow’ repeatedly! I am glad I found your blog (Can’t even remember how).
    God bless you and keep the fire burning for Christ.

    • November 5, 2015 / 9:05 am

      Hi Sis! Wow thank you for reading! NEVER be UNASHAMED! You know very well that anything we go through can never be compared to the glory that shall be revealed unto us! Someone has given their life to Christ as a result of your posts! That alone deserves a greatmansion in heaven! We store up our riches in heaven, not on earth! I am also very encouraged by your posts. Its good to see other young women on fire for God! Let’s continue to encourage one another! Love you sis!

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