What Song Has Spoken To You Recently?

Warm greetings! I pray that you’re doing well after a year of wearing masks, lockdowns and other challenges. In this moment of reflection, I thank God for bringing us all through so many hardships. It’s been heartening to see many signs of things slowly returning to normal and I praise God for all that He has done. My team and I have worked hard to bring you some gospel favorites and a brand new song on my new album My Hope. It is my hope that you’ll enjoy these songs and that they’ll speak to you of the hope that we have in Jesus Christ.

Now available on iTunes, Spotify, Apple, Deezer or at https://myhopealbum.com/my-hope Please download it and be uplifted!  

Mega blessings,

Bukky.

Celebrate Hope Happy Easter!

My Hope

Warm greetings and happy Easter! Easter commemorates the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ and brings the good news that God is replacing despair with hope, brokenness with healing and death with life.

The “Merriam-Webster dictionary defines hope as:  “A desire with anticipation: to want something to happen or be true. But divinely guaranteed expectation or biblical hope is special—and different. It originates from God, through His word, not from human desire. God is the guarantor of His every promise. He is the only one with infinite power, the power to bring all that He has spoken of to pass.  

“For when he spoke, the world began! It appeared at his command” (Psalm 33:9, NLT).

2020 threw all of us curveballs that derailed many plans and caused us to learn to innovate in extraordinary ways.  But let’s get our hopes up dear friends! A life of genuine faith begins when human beings allow the good news of God’s word to ignite hope in their hearts.

When we hear God’s word through the Scriptures and allow them to ignite divinely guaranteed expectations in our hearts, this inspires hope. Hope paves the way for conviction and belief; true faith will follow.

“Now faith is the assurance (title deed, confirmation) of things hoped for (divinely guaranteed), and the evidence of things not seen [the conviction of their reality—faith comprehends as fact what cannot be experienced by the physical senses]” (Hebrews 11:1, AMP).

When we become convinced that what God has said is true, our faith in God serves as proof that what we believe will be made manifest.

If you’re looking for fresh inspiration right now, please visit www.bukkymusic.com to access different resources to help you get closer to and stay connected to God. Also, look out for my new music coming soon.

Happy Easter and Mega blessings!

Bukky Agboola.

You Have Not Been Forgotten By God

Keys to Strengthen Your Faith

I want you to know that you have  not  been  forgotten  by  God,  even  though  it  may  seem  that  you  have. “Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you!” (Isa. 49:15, NIV).

A devoted couple in the Bible whose son would be the forerunner to Jesus Christ leave us with some valuable lessons about remaining steadfast in our faith when it seems like God has completely forgotten about us.

When Herod was king of Judea, there was a Jewish priest named Zechariah. He was a member of the priestly order of Abijah, and his wife, Elizabeth, was also from the priestly line of Aaron. Zechariah and Elizabeth were righteous in God’s eyes, careful to obey all of the Lord’s commandments and regulations. They had no children because Elizabeth was unable to conceive, and they were both very old (Luke 1:5–7, NLT).

Although this couple was barren, they continued to live righteously before God, and carefully obeyed all of His commandments. Even as the black hairs on their heads turned gray, they did not stop loving and serving God.

As they neared the end of their lives, their dream of ever having children appeared to be completely over. And if they had been bitter deep within their hearts after serving God for so long, it would be easy for all of us to understand.  We can also imagine their pain each time a newborn was dedicated at the temple.

But though Elizabeth and Zechariah continued to lack one of life’s greatest blessings: a child of their own, they did not allow their love for God or one another to grow cold. Instead, they yielded their whole hearts to God in worshipful submission.  This couple reveal to us the picture of true lovers of God who continue to honor and serve Him even though their plight seemed to be completely ignored by God.

While wrestling with infertility, they did not change their hearts toward Him, but continued to love and serve God faithfully day and night. Many onlookers may also have privately or even publicly mocked them for what looked like fruitless service to God, but Elizabeth and Zechariah continued to love God. If we are willing to give God our ultimate love like this couple did even when it looked like all hope was lost, unexpected miracles will happen in our lives.

Ultimate trust in God will yield ultimate blessings from Him.

Though Elizabeth and Zechariah were definitely too old to consider ever having children of their own, a spectacular miracle suddenly unfolded in their lives! “Now the time came for Elizabeth to give birth, and she bore a son.” (Luke 1:57 ESV). Also, see (Luke 1:8–17, 18–20, 57–58).

I pray that God’s wonders will also powerfully manifest in our own lives as we remain steadfast in our relationship with Him. God is more faithful than we are and He never forgets His beloved and faithful children.

“God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.” (Heb. 6:10, NIV).

How will you respond to God when it seems like your love and service toward Him are in vain?

A modified excerpt from “Giving God Ultimate Love: Over-the-Top Mega Love. Learn more

Bukky Agboola Premieres Giving God Ultimate Love Book Trailer

Discover a closer walk with God and receive the strength to overcome your issues.

Happy 2021! I hope your year is going well. You might be asking yourself; “how will my family and me survive these challenging times? And how do we stay strong?” Please watch my new video trailer. I hope it gives you some inspiration.

I pray for yours and your families’ good health and success in this year and beyond. In my book Giving God Ultimate Love I share many Biblical keys to help us to resolve our issues, strengthen our faith and thrive during these difficult times. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at https://bukkymusic.com/contact-me when in need of additional prayer support. Share, tag & like our new trailer on your favorite social media.

Mega blessings!

Bukky Agboola.

Happy New Year!

Thanking God we made it through!

SONG LYRICS

I MADE IT THROUGH I’VE MADE IT THROUGH

BY THE GRACE OF JESUS I HAVE MADE IT THROUGH

I MADE IT THROUGH I’VE MADE IT THROUGH

BY THE GRACE OF JESUS I HAVE MADE IT THROUGH

THROUGH THE DARKEST NIGHT,

MMM, FIERCEST STORMS

WAVES OF DISCOURAGEMENT

TEARS OF LOSS

PIERCINGS OF BETRAYALS

FIRES OF GREAT TRIALS

BY THE GRACE OF JESUS

I HAVE MADE IT THROUGH,

HELP ME SAY!

I’VE MADE IT THROUGH, I HAVE MADE IT THROUGH

BY THE GRACE OF JESUS I HAVE MADE IT THROUGH,

YES!

I’VE MADE IT THROUGH, I HAVE MADE IT THROUGH

BY THE GRACE OF JESUS, I HAVE MADE IT THROUGH

TIDE WAS HIGH

MY STRENGTH RUNNING LOW

GRAY CLOUDS ACROSS THE SKY

RAGING FLOODS BELOW

YEARS IN THE WILDERNESS

BATTLED FEARS OF ABANDONMENT

BUT BY THE GRACE OF JESUS

I HAVE MADE IT THROUGH

HELP ME SAY!

I’VE MADE IT THROUGH YOU WILL MAKE IT TOO

BY THE GRACE OF JESUS YOU WILL MAKE IT THROUGH

YES! YOU’LL MAKE IT THROUGH

I’VE COME TO TELL YOU THAT

YOU’LL MAKE IT THROUGH

BY THE GRACE OF JESUS

YOU WILL MAKE IT THROUGH

THROUGH THE RAIN

WE’’LL MAKE IT THROUGH

THROUGH THE PAIN

WE’LL MAKE IT THROUGH

WHERE WE FAIL GRACE OF JESUS

WE WILL MAKE IT THROUGH

THROUGH THE SHAME

WE’LL MAKE IT THROUGH

WE WILL MAKE IT THROUGH

BY THE GRACE OF JESUS!

MMMM….. WE’LL MAKE IT THROUGH!!

Copyright: Bukky Agboola

“And the one sitting on the throne said, “Look, I am making everything new! ” Rev 21:5 (NLT). Amen.

2020 A Year Like No Other

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The Christmas story holds even more significance during these challenging times

Warm Greetings! I hope you’re doing well. The holidays are knocking at the door and whether you’re celebrating virtually or in person, we round up the tumultuous year of 2020 with great gratitude in our hearts for having made it through!

Our thoughts and prayers go out to anyone who has lost a loved one during this year. There are no words sufficient enough to comfort you and alleviate your suffering no matter how much we try to remember that our loved ones are in a better place. It’s hard not to be overwhelmed by grief and sorrow. But I pray that these following verses from the scriptures will be of some comfort and offer hope.

 “The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.” Psalm 34:18(NLT).

“The LORD bless you and keep you;

The LORD make his face shine on you

And be gracious to you;

The LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace.

(Numbers 6:26 NIV).

The Christmas message about the greatest gift ever given at the first Christmas, Jesus Christ, God himself, coming to the earth because he loves us, holds even more significance during these challenging times.

 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 (NIV).

By God’s grace, we will enjoy good health and His abundance in 2021 and beyond. A very merry Christmas and a happy new year to you, your family and all your loved ones! 

 “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”  Isaiah 9:6 (NIV).

Mega blessings!

Bukky.

AUTHOR BUKKY AGBOOLA receives national recognition through the NEW YORK CITY BIG BOOK AWARD®!

The NYC BIG BOOK AWARD recognized Giving God Ultimate Love: Over-The-Top Mega Love by Bukky Agboola in the category of Spiritual as a winner.

The competition is judged by experts from different aspects of the book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers and professional copywriters. Selected award winners and distinguished favorites are based on overall excellence.

“Author BUKKY AGBOOLA receives national recognition through the NEW YORK CITY BIG BOOK AWARD®!”

Author Bukky Agboola
Author Bukky Agboola
Giving God Ultimate Love: Over-The-Top Mega Love by Bukky Agboola
Giving God Ultimate Love: Over-The-Top Mega Love by Bukky Agboola

Giving God Ultimate Love: Over-The-Top Mega Love by Bukky Agboola. Spiritual: Do you have what it takes to give God ultimate love? This is the important question Bukky Agboola challenges all of us to explore. God desires that love become our highest goal. Giving God Ultimate Love will help you

Discover the meaning and source of ultimate love

Learn how Jesus and others expressed ultimate love

Gain practical insights into obedience, worship, and love

Full of valuable guidance and thought-provoking questions, Giving God Ultimate Love inspires us to greater love of God. “Over-the-top, mega love” of God not only brings innumerable blessings to our lives, but also enables our spirits to overcome life’s most difficult adversities and trials.

In 2020, the NYC Big Book Award once again achieved worldwide participation.  Entries remained strong during the worldwide pandemic. Book submissions streamed in from six continents and over 100 cities. Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America all participated.  Across the globe, book entries poured in from places such as Budapest, Capetown, London, Los Angeles, Mumbai, New York City, Port of Spain, Vancouver and Victoria to name a few.  Winners were recognized globally from Australia, Canada, England, India, Singapore, Uganda and the United States of America among others.  

The breadth of publishers ranged from Amazon to Wiley, from Black Rose Writing to She Writes Press.  Our award-winning authors are from all kinds of different backgrounds and enrich the program.  We are proud of such diversity of winners and distinguished favorites in the annual NYC Big Book Award.  

“We are pleased to highlight these books, recognize their excellence, and share their achievements,” said awards sponsor Gabrielle Olczak.  The awards program “foments a strong interest in these authors and publishing houses and we expect our winners and favorites to receive a heightened level of attention.”  Olczak went on to say that “excellent books can be found globally, and we are happy to help bring them to a larger audience.”  

To view the list of winners, visit https://www.nycbigbookaward.com/2020winners

For more information, please visit: https://bukkymusic.com/books

Safest Place To Be In Tough Times

A Key to Strengthen Your Faith

The safest place to hide during life’s storms is in God Himself.

 “The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe” (Prov. 18:10, ESV).

“My God is my rock, in whom I find protection. He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my place of safety. He is my refuge, my savior, the one who saves me from violence.” 2 Samuel 22:3 (NLT).

Some valuable lessons about handling negative experiences and emotions can be learned from a man named Job in the Bible. After he had lost almost everyone dear to him and everything he owned including his health, he leaves us an unsurpassable lesson on what giving God ultimate love looks like and how to handle unimaginable distress. See Job 1:1–2, & Job 1:13–19. But even though Job had to go through some fiercely intense negative emotions, he only gave full vent to his frustrations in God’s presence: worship.

Then Job stood up, tore his robe, and shaved his head. He fell to the ground and worshiped, saying: “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will return. The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away. Blessed be the name of the LORD.” In all this, Job did not sin or charge God with wrongdoing. (Job 1:20–22, (Berean Study Bible).

After suffering the most crushing losses, and Job’s wife, whom he had loved dearly for so many years told him to just curse God and die! And if all that were not enough to destroy a person’s soul, his closest friends, whom he had been with for many years gathered around and instead of comforting Job, made false accusations against him. The destruction of everything that Job possessed, compounded by the loss of his seven children all happening to him within one single day, and the many dark days of satanic assaults that followed, would seem like more than enough reasons for anyone to stop believing in God.

But what we’re about to witness is the outstanding response of a true worshipper of God to life’s worst circumstances. I don’t know of anyone that has ever gone through what this dear man did and pray that no one else ever will. But as Job confronted these enormous challenges and unquantifiable sufferings, he just did not let go of his faith in God.Instead, he kept the lines of communication between himself and God completely open. And by so doing was able to withstand the relentless attacks in the safest place of all: God’s presence.

It’s impossible for us to fully comprehend the depth of agony that Job went through, but his grief was palpable through his darkest emotional statements to God. Job’s feelings ranged from rage to despair, grief to anger, and unimaginable levels of depression. But he made them all known to God.

My spirit is broken, my days are cut short,

The grave awaits me. Surely mockers surround me;

My eyes must dwell on their hostility.

God has made me a byword to everyone,

A man in whose face people spit.

My eyes have grown dim with grief;

My whole frame is but a shadow.

The upright are appalled at this;

The innocent are aroused against the ungodly.

“Nevertheless, the righteous will hold to their ways,

And those with clean hands will grow stronger” (Job 17:1–9, NIV).

After his ordeal was over, God completely reversed Job’s fortunes and blessed him with double what he had before.

So the Lord blessed Job in the second half of his life even more than in the beginning. For now he had 14,000 sheep, 6,000 camels, 1,000 teams of oxen, and 1,000 female donkeys. He also gave Job seven more sons and three more daughters …. In all the land no women were as lovely as the daughters of Job. And their father put them into his will along with their brothers. Job lived 140 years after that, living to see four generations of his children and grandchildren (Job 42:12–13, 15–16, NLT).

Here is my prayer:

“Instead of your shame you will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace you will rejoice in your inheritance. And so you will inherit a double portion in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours” (Isa. 61:7, NIV). Amen!

Job’s love for God serves as one of the greatest examples of ultimate trust in God when life throws you a boulder. I implore you to also:

“Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.” (Ps 55:22, ESV).

Because:

“Unfailing love surrounds those who trust the Lord. So rejoice in the Lord and be glad, all you who obey him! Shout for joy, all you whose hearts are pure! (Ps. 32:10–11, NLT).

Please remain strong. By the grace of God we shall surely prevail.

Will you place your full trust in God no matter what, giving Him your over-the-top mega love in worshipful submission, and receive His double rewards?

A modified excerpt from “Giving God Ultimate Love: Over-the-Top Mega Love.” Click here to learn more about this title.

I am Praying For You.

Warm summer greetings!

I pray that all is well with you as you continue to adapt and innovate to keep moving forward. During these challenging times, I want you to know that I am praying for you and your loved ones. Our team begins and ends each day with worship and prayers and that includes prayers for you. Please take advantage of our prayer team whenever you’re in need of support and share your prayer requests by using the contact button at my website bukkymusic.com.

During these unprecedented times, we all need one another for spiritual upliftment.

Never stop praying. 1 Thessalonians 5:17 (NLT).

“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.” Philippians 4:6 (NLT).

God also tells us in His word (scriptures) to,

“Call on me when you are in trouble, and I will rescue you, and you will give me glory.” Psalm 50:15 (NLT).

You are in my prayers. God bless!

Bukky Agboola