Every year on her birthday, I celebrate and admonish my niece, Ezinne, with a poem. In today’s poem, by God’s grace, I remind her of her blessed heritage and obligations to others as well. This is in light of my belief that the value of a person’s life is in their reverence for God and usefulness to others. Read and be blessed!

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The generation of the upright shall be blessed
That is the promise of God
They shall be head wherever they are placed
That is their heritage forever
And because that is who you are
I remind you on this special day
To never take “No” for an answer
To know that everything is possible
To constantly go for the best
To pursue your purpose to the hilt
‘Cause you will always be blessed

(Related: What is the Value of a Person’s Life?)

And since by grace your blessing is sure
Reach out to those who struggle
Share your goods with the poor
Tell the world of the Christ in you
Explain the difference He can make
How wrapped in Him is all they need
Theirs if the way of salvation they take
Live out His word so they can see
The gospel is the path to rest
Obedience to the Lord is peace
The faithful will always be blessed

Happy birthday, sweetie!

Ⓒ Edith Ugochi Ohaja 2017

(Related: Happy Birthday, Dearest!)

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Scriptural references:

Psalm 112:1-2
“Praise ye the Lord. Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord, that delighteth greatly in his commandments. His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed.”

Deuteronomy 28:13
“And the Lord shall make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath; if that thou hearken unto the commandments of the Lord thy God, which I command thee this day, to observe and to do them.”

Matthew 11:28-29
“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

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Isaiah 48:18, 22
“O that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments! then had thy peace been as a river, and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea: … There is no peace, saith the Lord, unto the wicked.”

The scriptures used in this post are from the King James Version of the Holy Bible.




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  • Solomon Jr

    Beautiful poem that reminds us of God’s faithfulness. Totally in sync with the Scripture I studied this morning. A blessed 365 days I wish you, Ezinne. And more grace, Aunty Edith!

    • Edith Ohaja

      Glory to God and thank you for your good wishes. Hope you can do me a poem soon and that it won’t be a sonnet. Lol! You’re highly blessed, Solomon!

  • Nedum Igbo

    Happy Birthday Ezinne… I wish you the best in Life and please take every word of Aunty Edith seriously and receive it to yourself.

    • Edith Ohaja

      I appreciate, Chinedum. Ezinne has a good record of paying attention. So I believe she will make the best of this advice. Hope you are doing well on the job wherever it is. I pray much favour for you in Jesus’ name.

  • Rose Jonathan

    Amazing poem MA! Indeed, God is faithful to those who trust in him. God bless you ma.

  • RebeccaLynn

    You are a VERY good Aunty! This is beautiful! xoxoxo

  • You are such a good Aunt….this is so sweet and considerate. I hope she grows to be a strong woman of strength

  • That was very good Edith

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  • onyema chinonyelum cynthia

    it amazes me how you constantly show love and kindness to all of us. God bless you with joy and long life so that others too can benefit from your awesomeness.

  • Abugu Chinazom

    I always have something to learn from every single post from your blog that I get to read.
    I have learnt and will try my very best, to never take ‘no’ for an answer and to go for that which I feel is best for me.
    God bless you ma!

  • ofodile chinenye

    very inspiring poem that keeps reminding us of God’s blessings on us. i learnt to count my blessings day by day so that i will be surprised by God’s unending blessings. thank you ma’am and God bless.

  • Chinecherem Victoria C

    Lovely piece you have here ma. God bless you.

  • Shade

    Something to tell ourselves, younger self and juniors daily, we are all blessed beyond measure.

  • Augustina Okpechi

    As Christian, we should endeavor to speak good things in our life always. Thank you ma, you too are blessed.

  • Oparanozie David Chidumam

    Awe inspiring Ma, thank you again for this great and wonderful poem which always reminds us of God’s blessing on us

  • ubah chisom mariagorathy

    Your love and constant inspiration will always be something to emulate. Thank you ma!

  • ugochukwu ogwu

    My prayer for her is that she grows to be a strong woman in both faith and strength just like you ma

  • Akumambila ijeoma Winifred

    Lovely piece MA. You use your work to educate us. May God bless you abundantly. Amen

  • The blessings of God maketh rich and added no sorrows, this is what the bible says and so shall it be for every believer of the Gospel.

  • Onwuka Chinaecherem Emmanuel

    For he is the way, the truth & the light. One with God is with majority; I wish Ezinne the best & more; may she be blessed abundantly. Amen

  • Josiah Judith Enobong

    Thank you for this wonderful piece; I pray Ezinne grows to be a God fearing woman; a woman of virtue with the good of others at heart, just like you ma. Happy birthday in arrear & may the good lord be with you.

  • Ezenwa Obinna G.

    Though it is coming late, I wish her the best she wishes herself. The Lord’s blessings follow her in all her life endeavors in Jesus’ Name . Nice post.

  • This poem is more than motivational! I feel touched reading it, i didn’t even want it to end. Ma u are blessed! Ur writings inspires me alot, i must confess.

  • Ene Kosisochukwu Zita

    Live out his word so they can see gospel is the path to rest. If happiness is every man’s number one goal, and you can get it by impacting positively into the next person’s life, why is it hard to do? Be a positive influence to people and watch it go viral like disease. That is how to feed the five thousand when you are not Jesus.

  • Eze Benjamin Oduma

    A wonderful poem for a wonderful niece, yes, the generation of the righteous shall be head wherever they are placed and by the grace of God our blessings are sure. A morally-endowed poem it is!

  • Ugwu Kosisochukwu Ifunanya

    Wonderful poem Ma, Indeed God is faithful and only Him can give peace.

  • Joseph Edidiong

    Lovely poem that springs from a heart of love. God has placed us in charge of the universe, the head and not the tail.

    • Ani Fabian

      Despite been a birthday wish, I am thankful I stumbled on this post. Just what I need right now. I proclaim that I am blessed in all life throw at me. Amen.

  • onyema chinonyelum cynthia

    “The gospel is the path to rest /Obedience to the Lord is peace” in God i find joy and peace, He is my confidence.

  • Egwuonwu Priscilla

    Awwn… I wish it’s my birthday and I got such a message. It’s so wonderful and sweet. I know am blessed. Thank you aunty.

  • Nwafor Uchechukwu Judith

    This poem is lovely as it tells us that as far as we worship the lord with our hearts, we will always be blessed. Since it is the Lord’s promise I believe he will fulfill it

  • itodo mary

    how sweet it is for you to admonish your niece’s every birthday with a poem, how even more better to use the oportunity to remind her of her immense blessings in Jesus taking time to chip in advice on how to effectively serve God in any little means available. i want to tap into that blessing and i feel within me that i am among the blessed ones. nice one as usual ma

  • Ozoguejiofor Uche Jacinta

    Happy birthday to her and may we always be blessed as well.

  • Lawrence, Ernest Enyi

    What spectacular characteristics she got. Wow! Hope I could get to meet with her to learn from her too. Happy belated birthday niece. Aunty loves you as much as we do.

  • keswet mercy

    Awwn i wish i had an aunt or someone that would shower me such affection and prayers on my birthday and the ones to come am probably sure that Ezinne is proud to have you as an Aunt, I pray she grows into a successfully strong woman….Happy birthday to Ezinne

  • Nwogu Chiamaka

    This is so lovely. God has made so much promises to us and is willing to fulfill them if we work in accordance to his will.

  • Ukamaka Ukaegbu Mirabel

    Christianity entails being positive and living a positive life, knowing of a truth that God oversees our affair in life. We should always be mindful of the fact that God’s blessings upon us are innumerable.


    I believe that I am blessed. The promise of GOD in my will be fulfilled. HIS reason for creating me, for placing me in my mother’s womb will come to pass. HE is the GOD that keeps his promise, HE never fails. Anything HE says, HE will do. HE is not like man, who can change their mind anytime. I am blessed and will always be blessed in JESUS NAME, AMEN

  • Nkwere PraiseGod

    There’s nothing so rewardful than being upright.. Humans would acknoweldge that, God would also acknowledge that. An upright man in Christ would find favor on earth here and also in heaven. Thank you ma for this piece..

  • Amedu Blessing Amarachi

    You’re an amazing writer Ma! Indeed, God is real faithful to those who trust in him. Bless the name of the Lord!

  • Ibe Chinwe Cynthia

    Ma this is beautiful! We pray for God’s grace to keep leading us in all ramifications of our lives. Grace has no limits, with it achievement and accomplishment is sure. We are blessed!

  • Sunday Francis C

    May we always be the head and not the tail. Happy birthday to her ,may she continue to grow in wisdom and knowledge. Nice motivational poem!

  • ibemma Ginikachukwu

    “To know that everything is possible, to constantly go for the best”. Always speak positively to yourself .so far as u obey God and keep to his commandment, things will be going well for your good.

  • ohakwe oluchi judith

    may God give you the grace to grow from strength to strength and grant all your heart desire…happy belated to you dear

  • udeh blessing

    Ezinne is really blessed to have such a wonderful aunty like you ma. i pray all your wishes will be brought to fulfillment in her life.

  • Ezenwa Chinenye Evangeline

    Ma, you are truly an aunty every niece,nephew seeks for. Your words of encouragement and admonishment is truly perceived. Wishing your niece a belated birthday and many more years to her.

  • Vanessa Ezenwafor

    Such an aunty!!!
    Ezinne I join hands with your aunt to proclaim that you always be blessed. You are already blessed to have an aunt like this.
    Enjoy your days dear

  • Amachukwu Amarachi mercy

    A song of ode, a poem of love that comes from within to the dearest of dearest. This poem encourage long life and the important of a new age, it is a titillating and exuberant piece with nice rhythm. It shakes the heart of appreciation and inculcates the important of birthday. It uphold humanity and serenity in the eyes of the beholder. NIGERIA prays for growth and development, aunty Edith prays for same towards her younger sister ezinne,. Thank God there are still people who brings reminisce into the present for the future towards its heritage of liberation.
    Nice poem ma, one day u will write a poem for me, my birthday is November 26. Kudos ma.

  • Umoru Sadia

    Amen. Ezinne you are blessed beyond words. Men will favor you and the love of God will never depart from you. What a beatiful piece. God bless you for this prayer ma

  • Eze stanley justice

    Ma, you are indeed an inspirationer. this is a nice poem. the lord is great and may his blessings be upon you.


    I think the poetic world will be place that will be recommended for all if poet start acknowledging God in there poem as you keep doing ma.

    Am really INSPIRED ma!
    God bless you!

  • Essien, Anietie Archibong

    This is a reminder of how special we are and of God’s everlasting blessing on us..i love how your writeup inspires and teaches at the same time

  • Nwangwu chisom

    With these prayers. She is truly bless. I pray she continues to hold on to this consciousness that she is blessed and a blessing to many. -You will always be blessed!

  • Chidinma Obasi

    knowing GOD is the best decision one can ever make. And this is actually where GOD’s blessings and promises flows from. According to psalms 119 vs 105…. the word of GOD is lamp to guide me and the light to my path…. having a deep understanding of GOD’s word helps us to make proper use of his blessings and promises

  • Kat

    Now you’re making me wish i were your It’s such a lovely poem, and to think you always write her one each year,is even lovelier. I’m sure she’ll commit the words to memory and make you a proud aunt. Who wouldn’t want to make you proud? I certainly would. Would have wished her a happy birthday, but i’d probably look crazy. Lol. Maybe i’ll wish her this year. Simply beautiful poem aunty

  • Akwara Agatha Uchechi

    The grace whivh God has bestowed upon us is great beyond all measures. We shouldnt feel that we are alone because God is ever with us. When we get God’s blessings, we shouldnt fail to share with others who are in need because that is God’s reason for blessing us.

  • Egbo Rita Somtochukwu

    Indeed very nice Ma. You have thought me never to take ‘NO’ for an answer and we should learn to give to the poor and those in need because indeed the faithful are blessed. Praise God…. This is a good write up for such a lovely niece like yours… (you will always be blessed poem)

  • Afiadigwe Nnedinso Rita

    Obeying and fearing God is the best thing that can happen to anybody. With Him, all things are possible.The faithful will always be blessed. God bless you ma.

  • Chukwuma Chekwube Jennifer

    Something to tell ourselves, younger self and juniors daily, we are all blessed beyond measure.

  • Joshua igwe

    An unending amen ma, the blessings of the Lord is my heritage and my faithfulness to him is forever sure… life of fulfillment and peace an example of God in me and every one around me will testify and join me in being a vessel of his wonders. Mummy for blessed I am for the woman of God has proclaimed it upon me thank u ma I am blessed indeed.

  • uzoma chidera

    Wonderful prayer piece for a blessed one, you are a blessing to you and your generation EZINNE!! More years to come and God bless you

  • Akuma Victor

    She must be special. I pray these prayers keep her up when duties call. For aunt to speak about you, you sure are special. May God’s favours remain binding in your life in Jesus name. Amen!

  • obidigbo ifunanya Nino

    I proclaim in my family and friends life that we will always be blessed, so as you ma for sharing this wonderful post of proclaimatio , remain blesses ma.

  • Ugwuda Mathew Ejike

    Nice poem. It baffles me how yo constantly show love and kindness to all and sundry.God bless you with an unending joy and long life so that others will emulate from your good deeds.

  • Nwogu Chiamaka

    Amen, I am definitely a partaker of that blessing. I believe I am blessed beyond measures….Ma thanks for reminding us of how special we are, when we are in Christ.

  • Ozoguejiofor Uche Jacinta

    I tap into this blessings ….Amen…And I will help out others as much as I can. I am blessed !.

  • Gerald

    Indeed, goodwill outshines ill will.
    She would definitely have all the best life could offer.
    I have a share in these blessings though.


    She is really blessed having an aunt who admonishes her in such manner, and equally prays for her. I pray that God will actually perfect His works in her life. However, I do tap from her prayers.

  • Arene Ifeyinwa Ketochukwu

    Happy belated birthday to her. God has blessed her.

  • Orji Chidiebube Prudence

    Happy birthday darling… The message shouldn’t be hers’ alone I guess… Anyways, I would go on… This poem is encouraging and challenging at the same time. Don’t take “NO” for an answer, pursue the best cos you are blessed already as the best and since so, don’t forget the down-trodden. This I would like to call my own summary of the poem. I’ve been blessed by this short but pungent poem. God bless you Ma.

  • Odo Collins Nnaemeka

    Nice one,happy birthday dear ,wishing long life and prosperity.

  • Ugwuaneke Grace U.

    Ma your piece is always touching the soul and mind.God never abandons those who keep to his words and trust in him.I wish your lovely niece a happy birthday and pray for God’s grace and blessings .

  • Nwosu chinwendu favour

    God bless you ma for this wonderful piece.. Remain blessed

  • Onovoh Adaeze J.

    Happy birthday to your, beautiful miss Ezinne. I wish you the very best in life. And just like this nice piece, crafted for you states, “you will always be blessed dear.”

  • Charles chisom vincentia

    Happy birthday to you ezinne dear.I wish you life’s choicest goodies.more love?❤ and grace.

  • Njoku Chineme Evelyn

    May God’s blessing prevail in her life. This is a very nice gesture and may God reward you bountifully. xoxoxo

  • Sefiya

    As a believer being in an enviable position for receiving God’s provisions is being an extension of his grace. This happens with receiving the Lord’s inbirthings of faith.We are blessed because we have a guaranteed inheritance,We are also blessed because, as chosen and adopted sons and daughters of the King, we will receive the riches, blessings, and very nature of Christ.

  • Sefiya

    As a believer being in an enviable position for receiving God’s provisions is being an extension of his grace. This happens with receiving the Lord’s inbirthings of faith, We are blessed because, as chosen and adopted sons and daughters of the King, we will receive the riches, blessings, and every nature of Christ.We are blessed because we have a guaranteed inheritance, and we have been sealed with the promised Holy Spirit

  • Nneji Mary Chinenye

    Beautiful poem that reminds us of God’s unwavering faithfulness, happy birthday Ezinne. I wish I had someone to write me such a lovely poem

  • For the Lord has said that I will be the head and not the tail in everything I do, so I refuse to take no as an answer. He (God) has promised and will never fail. God bless u ma

  • judith

    Happy belated birthday ezinne, I wish you God’s grace in all you put your hands.

  • The gospel is the path to rest. When you follow the gospel and is faithful to God, you will find rest. This rest is eternal. It awaits every faithful and obedient child of God. The bible said, seek first the kingdom of God and every other thing shall be added unto you. Happy birthday Ezinne.

  • Nnaukwu Emeka John

    Indeed, I am blessed and encouraged with this message. It is my duty to put my faith in action believing that my generation and the ones to come are blessed; even as I try to be upright in serving the Lord.

  • Nwatu chetachukwu Francisca

    Happy belated birthday to her. You are such a lovely aunt. Ezinne, you are so lucky to have a godly aunt. I also feel blessed after reading the message. The poem has a life-saving message for those who have lost all hope. God is faithful.

  • stephaine

    Since we were created by God, His goodness is abundant. Unending blessings is our portion as God’s children.

  • stephaine

    Since we were created by God whose goodness is abundant, Unending blessings is our portion as God’s children.

  • Henry onyeka

    We are born to enjoy as children of God we must surely be blest always in all we do. We should also stretch out helping hand of love always.

  • Awesome poem that speaks of God’s promises to His children. I so love this Ma!

  • Ezekiel Stanley

    Ma I cherish the manner at which you have selectively and wonderfully weaved these words of compassion and motherly love…
    Little wonder did the book of Isa. 49:15a says “can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has born?” Your text depicts more…
    Once more, happy birthday Ezinne please make judicious use of these priceless advice….. Also, I love the nice juxtaposition of the text and the photograph. God bless you ?. Am touched

  • Good piece ma. I pray she knows the hope of her calling and long life to her .

  • Joseph joy

    Best birthday gift ever, happy birthday Ezinne have in mind that you have the best aunty in the world

  • Nwannah Juliana ngozi

    Oh how u care for ezinne,she is blessed because she has u.she will be d head and not the tail .you remind me of how long the blessings of the lord can stay with us .ezinne have lots of fun baby girl.

  • Adonu Ifeanyichukwu B

    If wishes were horses, I would ask for an aunt like you whom I will not have to remind of my birthdays and who has special gifts in store for me. Ezinne, you are blessed among nieces…… Cheers.

  • Oshana Oyaku Endurance

    Having an aunt like ma’m more than anything one will ask on a birthday, I you wish good for your niece I also wish you all the good you’ve not yet experience in life.

  • Ezinne is already blessed to have an aunty, like you who speaks prophetic words into her life and prays for her always .I Pray that you will make her proud someday. You will enjoy all the promises of God to his children, you will never depart from Gods words in Jesus name Amen remain blessed Ezinne.

  • Ma, your prophetic inspiration has enveloped me, to this understanding of what we have in God and nothing else but God in my life.

  • Eunice

    That was powerful
    Thank you ma and God bless you for using this piece to remind us of God’s promises which I know he will surely fulfill them.
    Hbd dear in arrears!

  • Chukwuma Wilfred

    This is a wonderful piece Ma. Your niece is really blessed to have such a counselor, mother, teacher and a friend as an aunty. It is obvious you love her (smiles) and God does too. And as far as she adheres to your advices (which I believe she does), she will always be blessed and the ‘head’ shall always be “her heritage forever” (as God’s promise to His people), amen!

  • Ugwu Chiamaka

    This poem is a reminder of what we are meant to be that the blessing of God is our heritage forever. It has given me hope because currently it doesn’t seem like it is so. But with this poem ma, I believe things would be made right.

  • Ma I really appreciate you all the wonderful piece you are writing for your niece ,you are really a blessing and Godsent to her.she is truly blessed.

  • Happy birthday to you Ezinne… Just a’re very special in your own way… God’s blessings

  • Odeh faith elakeche

    This poem just reminded me that I’m a bundle of blessing because that is my heritage from God. Thank you ma!

  • Obiemeka favour chukwugozie

    Lovely Everyone would want have an aunt like you.

  • Favour obi

    It’s a good thing that this poem reminds us of the promises of God and His will for us,and the blessings he has ordained for us. May God help us to continue standing out for him,as the light of the world


    Beautiful piece!. I learnt here, I don’t see any reason why you as a wonderful person has chosen Jesus Christ as your personal lord and savior can’t be blessed?. I know now also, God bless his children in different ways so many times, so… We will always be blessed.

  • Ezeh John Onyekachi

    God’s blessing is a sure heritage to anyone who chooses to live in total obedience to him.

  • Okafor chidinma Josephine

    Such a nice birthday gift God has blessed her for having a wonderful Aunty like you Ma. Love this poem.

  • Idika Uloma Sophia

    This is a wonderful poem, I am blessed.The thought He has for us is of good,and not of evil, to give us an expected end.

  • Ezeh Loveth chinemerem

    A wonderful poem ma. I am blessed to read this nice poem. God bless you ma

  • A Poem with heavily blessings, I am blessed too. It is beautiful indeed. Thank you Ma.

  • Odumuko Oluchukwu Victoria

    A beautiful poem. Blessings are assured for every child of God.

  • Alaedu Chioma Gloria

    Such a wonderful piece
    I’m indeed blessed.

  • Nnochiri Chinecherem Nnabuike

    What a wonderful poem. The blessings of God makes us rich and add no sorrows. If the Bible has proclaimed me blessed, then I am bless indeed.

  • Ugwu Somtochukwu

    Another beautiful poem! Ezinne is indeed blessed to have Aunty Edith dish out very beautiful and motivating poems and advice to her every year. God bless you Ma.

  • Onuzulike Chukwuebuka Prosper

    What a wonderful poem. God has proclaimed us blessed, therefore I am q blessing. Let share this blessings to everyone around us.

  • Francis precious Ifeoma

    I am a partaker of God’s blessings, hallelujah!

  • Dan Joseph

    Thank God for his grace, For with that I know I am always blessed.

  • Ogbu Cynthia Nneoma

    Thank God for His grace, for with that I know I’m always blessed.

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