Hello, my name is Oyinkan. Welcome to Colours & Flavours! 🥳 It’s great to have you here.
Why Colours & Flavours?
A few years ago, the words of Jesus in Mathew 5:13 – 16 inspired me in a new way to shine my light and be the salt of the earth. I was beginning to grow in my knowledge of God, learning who I am as His child and how this understanding changes my life, including my love life. Learning also meant that I had questions. I wanted to see and hear relatable experiences of other growing Christians as well, both in their faith and relationships.
Then, I realised that no one should have to figure out everything on their own. We all need to be inspired and encouraged on our journey. We need godly examples to follow. So, I decided to share my stories and lessons as I navigate faith, love and life.
Through this platform, my goal is to spur young believers to grow in their faith and help them build godly relationships. Ultimately, I want to inspire them to live a life that glorifies God. So, if you are young in the faith or young in love, you are in the right place.
Here’s what The Message Translation of Matthew 5:13-16 says:
“Let me tell you why you are here. You’re here to be salt-seasoning that brings out the God-flavors of this earth. If you lose your saltiness, how will people taste godliness? You’ve lost your usefulness and will end up in the garbage.
Here’s another way to put it: You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill.
If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I’m putting you on a light stand. Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine!
Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you’ll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven.”
The foundation of Colours & Flavours
Before I go on to spur you to grow in the faith and become better at your relationship, we must get the foundation right. The way to live a godly life is to first have God living in you. That is, you have to be a believer. Thankfully, this is simple; you only have to believe in Jesus and His redemptive work.
Sadly, sin separated you from God but because God loves you so much, He did all the work to reconcile you to Himself. He came to earth as a man named Jesus and died for your sins. He was buried and raised back to life after three days to reconcile you to Himself.
God did this as a gift to you. Now, all you have to do is receive this gift of salvation by putting your faith in Jesus and what He did for you. That’s all!
I pray in the name of Jesus that you know without a doubt that God loves you and believe this Gospel. Amen.
For more on the Good News of Jesus, please check John 3:16, Ephesians 2:4-9, 2 Corinthians 5:18-21 and Romans 6:23.
If you believe, then it is my greatest pleasure to have you as a part of this family of God. 💛
Please, feel free to send me a message using the contact details below if you have any questions on this or just joined the family.
A bit about me
My full name is Oyinkansola Odunlami. I am a lady in Christ, for Christ, with joy.
I like to write or talk about faith, love and life in between. Professionally, I am an ACCA qualified accountant and currently practise as one.
On the enjoyment side of things, I love a good meal especially Eba and Okra soup with fresh fish. When that’s not available, I enjoy chips and baked beans.
I’ll love to hear from you
Please, feel free to reach out if you’ll like to talk about something or have a question. You can also share your feedback about Colours & Flavours.
Thank you for joining me on this journey. I hope you enjoy every moment here and more importantly, that you are edified and inspired to live as God would have you.
Cheers to being the light and salt of the earth!
– Oyinkan | For Colours & Flavours