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”→
I typed in the world “normal” into my e-bible and nothing came up! The King James Version I mean and it seriously got me thinking. The word normal is from the Latin word Norma meaning the rule. It is an adjective used to describe a usual situation that we are aware of. But then one person’s usual would be different from another person’s usual since we are all exposed to different situations and circumstances per time which makes normal for me different from the normal for you right. And if that is the case, then there really isn’t anything like “normal” but just that things and people are just “different”. Normal then is a box, a lie that makes different “abnormal”. Continue reading “Normal/Abnormal”→
Yes! Seriously, be serious with God. Okay, let me explain. As a person that desires results, you have to be serious in whatever you find yourself doing. Be it work, your marriage, family, business and even your walk with God. Scriptures say that whatever your hands finds to do, you should do with all your might. That’s because when you take something seriously, others have no choice but to do same. Please, I do not mean being overly obsessed with work and deadlines for today, I mean taking your walk with God seriously.
So what got me started on this? You know the scripture that says “since the time of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of God suffers violence and the violent takes it by force”? Yeah, that scripture as a newly born babe in the Lord always drew my attention and other times confusion especially as it is read in the original King James Version. Let me provide the Amplified Version just in case there remains any lingering confusion with the rendering of the King James Version. It says “And from the days of John the Baptist until the present time, the kingdom of heaven has endured violent assault, and violent men seize it by force [as a precious prize—a share in the heavenly kingdom is sought with most ardent zeal and intense exertion]” Continue reading “Be Serious with God!”→
Once, I used to go around and talk to people while I was in school about their salvation and 9 out of 10 answered that they weren’t sure of their salvation. They couldn’t tell in the affirmative nor confirm they weren’t saved either. Another time I was listening to a radio program on a Sunday morning while preparing to go to church and the discussion centered on salvation, who is a born again Christian and what happens with sin when one is born again. Well, I will attempt to answer these questions and more today. This is quite a lengthy read but then I haven’t written in a while so this is my way of making up so please bear with me and read through. Continue reading “Am I Saved?”→
Satan, I write to let you know that I no longer worry about the works of your hands, the havoc you wreak in the lives of men both day and night. I know that you will deceive and keep on deceiving men from God and from their Saviour Jesus Christ. I know that you will place the burden of sins of all kinds on their very tender backs and cause their bewildered hearts to cry for help. I know that these are your works and more but like I said earlier, I am no longer worried about all these things.
I feel privileged of God to share a testimony which a young man shared with his own mouth in my very ears some days ago which prompted this message to you. You see, he was raised in a good home and with good parents but you found him in school. From pornography to masturbation to drugs of all kinds to sleeping with all manner of prostitutes to cultism and then even occultism, you name them since you should be more aware of this than I. But then Jesus happened to him and in one day and even less, all that you did in years was turned around. Today he is alive, saved and sound and on fire for God even wining the souls of former cultists like himself to Christ. Continue reading “A Message to the Devil”→