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rachel gifts

Finding My Gift :: The Journey to Love

Since I can remember, I have always been an old soul. I can recall when I was in my late teen years, being drawn to the Old Testament and, most specifically, to Jeremiah and Isaiah. I loved how they interpreted and shared the Lord's voice over Israel. However, I do recall thinking, "Man, the prophets are so truthful and tell it like it is...

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Deer

Even the Undeserving: My One Word

I’ve always loved the idea of honor between kings and their knights and guardsmen. The word alone encourages a type of respect, appreciation, and thankfulness that goes beyond the traditional understanding of the word.   There are a few people whom the word seems to be synonymous with, like William Wallace (Braveheart), Robin Hood, King Arthur, and Martin Luther King, Jr. By these examples, it can lend to being more of a descriptor for those who stand above the norm, to stand for social justice and rise above social norms. I have always thought I know how to spot those worthy to...

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flowers

Rooted in Our Purposes

I have been so honored to be a part of Prism Women and ministries like it. It’s refreshing and more exciting to see ministries popping up that encourage women, daughters, mothers, and grandmothers to keep pursuing their God-given dreams. It excites me to no end to be alive during such a time where the female population is continually being seen as equals to men, and the world and church are recognizing the need and influence of women in society.   Something I have struggled with is the space between being empowered to follow my heart and the practical steps to take...

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Step Out from Under the Tree

Am I the only one who wonders about the dialogue that takes place between Eve and the serpent in the Garden of Eden as he stands before her, offering her a bite of fruit? I wonder why she gives him the time of day. Why hadn't she seen the attack a mile away? The enemy is so subtle that maybe the goal all along was to instill fear in people’s minds and hearts. As soon as Adam and Eve sinned, they were aware of the very clear divide between humankind and God. Their thoughts were probably racing—Oh, man, this was supposed to lead us to more...

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Rachel Oludiji

Joy in the Journey

You could say that I started figuring out what my “calling” was when I was seventeen years old. It had been lingering with me, as I hummed and sang to myself while I played with my dolls or in the old storage shed attached to our house. MUSIC. It moved me in a way nothing else ever could. The feel of music, the way it creates its own artwork in people's ears, how its emotion can move our soul and inspire us was fascinating to me.   As I grew older and fell more in love with Jesus and worshipping with His body, music took...

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We are Invited to the Table

[dropcaps type='circle' color='' background_color='' border_color='']E[/dropcaps]very once in a while I am overwhelmed by the thought that there are some things that aren’t designed for me to experience. I think this not from a place of defeat or depression, but from the knowledge that there are certain dreams I have placed on the back-burner of my heart and mind.   One of my most beloved movies from childhood (along with 2 million others, I am sure) is Hook. My absolute favorite part is when the Lost Boys and grown Peter Pan are sitting at the table to eat. It appears as though there is nothing to...

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rachel river

The Lord, Our Only Salvation

  The last year of my life has been quite a huge stepping-stone and journey. In 12 months, I have learned more about my spiritual gifts than ever, especially about being equipped and stepping out in more faith and authority to walk in them daily. Hearing from the Lord more clearly for others and myself has been on my radar, as well.   At Overcome, I had to stop and ask the Lord what things I needed breakthrough in or a shift in perspective.   One challenge He highlighted to me was the feeling of personal responsibility to be a form of salvation to others....

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tricycle

The Shackles of Expectancy

I’ve always struggled with the idea of “expectancy.” It’s an idea/phrase/state of mind that has never really been an easy thing for me to grasp. Honestly, I think I’ve been failing at it for a while now.   In itself, being expectant is not a bad thing. It’s actually quite necessary to please the Lord as stated in Hebrews 11:6. However, I’ve found myself in trouble or increasingly in doubt when certain blessings have been delayed, like experiencing things supernaturally, seeing healings, being launched into worship ministry, getting married, or finding the right job. There was never a selfish intent to enhance...

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