This year’s Easter seems to hold tremendous meaning for me especially, not that Easter hasn’t always had meaning just that I appreciated Him more this time around more than I have done in previous years. I hope that as you read my own testimony you will find tangible meaning for this Easter in your life. Continue reading “Testimony of Christ”→
OK, maybe I should give a disclaimer seeing am not yet a parent but I have been reading and searching the scriptures on parenthood in my bid to be prepared for my children because I see parenthood as a God-given task and responsibility, one for which we will render accounts to God on how we trained them. Psalms 127:3, “Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward”. Also, I don’t want them to suffer from my ignorance and/or carelessness and by God’s grace I don’t want them repeating my mistakes and I repeating that of my own parents if any. So, put on your seat belts ladies and gentlemen. LOL
This one is to every parent, even soon-to-be parents and future parents and we have a scriptural family as our case study for today, the family of Mr. & Mrs. Isaac. What went wrong in Isaac’s and Rebekah’s home, father of the twin Esau and Jacob? Some mistakes to avoid and to take note of as parents. I will share just two (2) today. Continue reading “To Parenthood”→
Have you ever felt so overwhelmed about a situation and no matter how you looked at it, there just seemed to be no way out. In fact, you felt like your hands were tied and there was nothing much you could do to help yourself? Well, I have good news. Talk to the Lord about it!
James 5:13, 16b says “Is any among you afflicted? Let him pray. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much”. Before you conclude that you are not afflicted let me define the word affliction so you don’t think am only talking about “spiritual torments”. To be afflicted according to Encarta dictionary is to be distressed or in something that is causing you distress mentally or physically. So, think again, is that situation taking away your peace and sleep and causing you pain and discomfort even mental anxieties and grief? Then take it to the Lord’s feet in prayers! Continue reading “Talk To The Lord About It”→
“Pride” is not your typical book and for obvious reasons – nobody wants to be associated with a phenomenon as negtive as pride. But just yesterday I overhead roughly a 30 minutes conversation which was to address and confront someone everyone considered proud. Before this ostentatious meeting have been several other comments to the said individual but she kept saying she isn’t proud, just bold.
When you don’t know what pride is that usually happens and it leads to friction in relationships. There is this seeming confusion when it comes to pride with friends or even with ourselves especially. A friend who read the book on Okadabooks where I recently made it free for a while made me realize I wasn’t doing enough on the book’s publicity and benefit seeing we assume a lot of pride to different people and for different reasons. Families, friendships and relationships suffer today because of pride and because of the lack of information surrounding pride.
What is your heritage and how do you despise it? Heritage is the status, conditions or character acquired by being into a particular family or social class. It is something that passes from one generation to the next. As a Christian, your heritage by virtue of belonging to the family of Christ is a great one. David in Psalms begins to give us an understanding of what our heritage is. He says, “the LORD is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot. The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage”. 1 Peter 1:3-5 sheds more light. “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time”. Continue reading “Despising Your Heritage”→