In December 2017 I became acquainted with a woman who would go on to become a mainstay in my life in 2018; her name is Nkechi Harry Ngodani also known professionally as NHN Couture.

She is beautiful, inside and out! She has become my friend and someone I enjoy connecting with, nearly every day. I look up to her and her husband in many ways and am deeply humbled when she calls me her "mentor."

God can change your associations drastically in one calendar year, and those new connections can help fashion your calendar (literally) 😉😃❤. Many call these kinds of relationships "destiny helpers." I met her face to face for the first time in January 2018. When we met,  you would have easily assumed that we were old friends seeing each other after a long time apart.

I didn't celebrate her birthday last year, because we didn't know one another at that time. Now, we can boast of traveling to Dubai together, becoming her brand ambassador,  many long and deep conversations with one another and with God together. I even wear at least one of her amazing  designs every week! My closet and heart are both full of Nkechi and the classy designs of NHN Couture!

ALOT has happened in 11 months!  I celebrate her birthday today and I use it as a point of contact for all my friends, looking for God to bless them with divine relationships.

Here are some insights on how you can get and keep your God-connections:

1. Be sensitive to the Spirit of God. Not everyone who looks good is good for you. (Heb. 3:7,15 ; 4:7)

2. Be ready to sacrifice your time and resources and be generous with the people you want to be in relationship with (Prov. 18:16; John 15:13; Gal. 6:2; Heb. 13:6). 3. Be sure that the relationship is God-honouring and purpose driven... NOT for selfish gain. (Prov. 27:17; Prov 12:26)

4. Be committed to keeping the conversation and relationship HOLY. (I Pet 1:15-17; Eph. 4:29-32)

I pray for each of you that you will be open to new relationships and that you will thrive in your purpose as God brings mentors and "destiny-helpers" your way.

Happy birthday to my dear sister and friend,  Nkechi ... I love you!