November 24, 2020
David’s Extras

David’s Extras

One of the servants said to Saul, “One of Jesse’s sons from Bethlehem is a talented harp player. Not only that—he is a brave warrior, a man of war, and has good judgment. He is also a fine-looking young man, and the Lord is with him.”
1 Samuel 16:18 NLT

My gosh! See C.V. David had
– skill
– track record
– private wins
– character
– outward presentation (let’s call all of these “A”)
…and a relationship with God (let’s call this “B”)

A is the part he worked on. In obedience to the earthly authorities placed over him, he submitted himself to the process of preparation. Dedication. Thoroughness. Not slacking. He put in the work and delivered results, not minding the obscurity or the “small scale/stage”. And it spoke for him. “A” is what he had, that gave him an edge over all the other people who could also play the harp, others who could meet the same need.

“A” is what got him recommended…
But “B” is what landed him the spot as an intimate member of Saul’s cabinet without external campaign, beyond the job he was recommended for.

Scriptures say “Saul liked him”. Liked him so much that he (the king) took permission from David’s father to keep David for himself. If Saul was asked why, he had no logical reason, because it was the presence of God with David that sealed the deal.

Scriptures say “…and the Lord is with him”

Get everything right, do your bit, tick all the boxes, but above all, stay with God (where He put you), and grow your relationship with Him. He is the “it” factor

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Jane Oluwadare

Schooled as a medical Biochemist, the graduate of the University of Ibadan has spent several years expressing the many facets of her personality, and is now committed to showing the next generation how to do everything, and win.

As a coach, she continues to work with individuals to work through choke points in their different facets, finding strategies that'll push them through to the next phase.

With over 15 years of sewing under her belt, she has not only constructed entire wardrobes from the scratch, but she also brings the wealth of exposure and experience to bear in running her fashion house (Hadassah's Stitches Fashion House) and teaching classes on garment construction, pattern drafting and the business of fashion.

A Global Youth Ambassador, she sits on the boards of several youth-led organizations in an advisory capacity; and continues to work with others to help develop children and young people to create a life of impact.

An avid food lover, chef and food critic, Hadassah spends her time creating new dishes, running ZoéSpice Kitchen and Events, as well as teaching uniquely crafted kitchen secrets to the next generation. She also puts all of her medical and nutritional experience together with over a decade of cooking and crafting recipes to create meal plans for her clients, helping them achieve a healthy lifestyle and desired body goal, based on everyday food items.

At the heart of her entrepreneurial ventures, she is the Executive Director of CriArt Skill Academy, a tech-driven school for creatives and creatives to learn creative skills as backed up by their school curriculum, from the comfort of their homes.

An avid writer, her books and articles are available as e-copies, audiobooks, and in print.

At Phronesis Lighthouse, she continues to link people with knowledge, and ready to share, with people who are hungry to learn via programs, training, courses, and networking events.

And at the very core of her being, Hadassah keeps chasing after The One who keeps her balanced and finds the ultimate fulfillment in her fellowship with the Holy Spirit. She often shares the insights He teaches her on Personal Development, Business Development and Policy formation according to the Word with Deborah's Court (her ministry expression).