Start the week with the Word of God and your week will be graced and guided by the Power in His Word.
Too Close to Sodom? Read: I John 2:15-17 (ERV) 15 Don’t love this evil world or the things in it. If you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you. 16 This is all there is in the world: wanting to please our sinful selves, wanting the sinful things we see, and being too proud of what we have. But none of these comes from the Father. They come from the world. 17 The world is passing away, and all the things that people want in the world are passing away.
The Happy Ending Jeremiah 29:11 GNT: I alone know the plans I have for you, plans to bring you prosperity and not disaster, plans to bring about the future you hope for. The pathway to the future we desire to have is not the easy road to go through. It's laced with a series of encounters that require patience and endurance to become what you think you want to become. The earnest desire of a baby is to be like the parents and people around him. After a series of attempts to walk like others, falling and
TALKATIVE OR TALKACTIVE? READ: Proverbs 18:21 (ESV) Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits. The major duty of the tongue is to speak, and even though it is everyone that acknowledges this, it is not everyone that fully takes responsibility for the words that come out of them. I once read in a warfare book by Dr. D.K. Olukoya of MFM, about the story of a young man who had serious struggles in life. He went to the man of God for deliverance and after
Saved but not Sanctified. St. John 17:17 ESV: Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. A student at the reception of his admission letter will be glad and celebrate with friends and family. A father will be glad and celebrate the arrival of a new baby. So also one who just bought his first car will be so happy and will be celebrated. Celebrations occur at the point of reception of valuable things. There is joy in heaven over one who gives his life to Christ. He is joyous and celebrated (Lk. 15:10). There is
In the Spirit. Galatians 5:16 KJV This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. In the late 90s while I was in the choir of a church, though a teenager. A man of God taught us a simple song. “But I say walk in the Spirit and ye shall no way fulfill lust of flesh.” The song sounded funny and pleasant to us, and we sang it without having the full knowledge of it. In like manner, so many of us are Christians by confession and not
Be Human. READ: Acts 9:36-43 Bullet Verse: Acts 9:39-40(Easy to Read Version) Peter got ready and went with them. When he arrived, they took him to the upstairs room. All the widows stood around him. They were crying and showing him the coats and other clothes that Tabitha had made during her time with them. Peter sent all the people out of the room. He knelt down and prayed. Then he turned to Tabitha’s body and said, “Tabitha, stand up!” She opened her eyes. Many Christians pray prayer points like "God kill my emotions!", "Father please let
What Have You Come To See? St. Matthew 11:7 And as they departed, Jesus began to say unto the multitudes concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken with the wind? Our perspective of a thing varies because we reason differently. People do things for different reasons. I could ask a couple of people the reason why they attend church and get different answers. Going by what I have heard people share with me as the reason why they attend Church. I would like to drop a few of them here.
Appreciation. 1 Kings 3:4 And the king went to Gibeon to sacrifice there; for that was the great high place: a thousand burnt offerings did Solomon offer upon that altar. Nothing is too big to give as offering in appreciation to God for His deeds on the giver. Imagine a child giving a piece of bread to appreciate his father who produces enough bread to feed the whole world. The father will accept it as a show of gratitude. There was a time my father ministered while the congregation gave their offering. People gave but they were
Be Hospitable Hebrews 13:2 Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. A popular man of God was in need of some money to organise a crusade. He prayed to God for supplies and was strongly convicted that God has heard him and has answered. He was at home when an old woman came to ask for water to drink. He instructed his child to use his cup to serve the old woman and she left without saying thank you. Some days later, a young man came asking for the man of
Life and Light. St. John 1:4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men. Where darkness is prominent vices are never found wanting. Chaos is the order where darkness rules. Genesis 1:1-2 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. For everyone who has not received Christ death is inevitable. The death here is in two; the person is a living dead
Are you intending to expand? Take Him with you. 2 Kings 6:3 And one said, Be pleased, I pray thee, to go with thy servants. And he answered, I will go. The dream of every man is to grow, to expand, to not remain small. We aspire to be more than we were and we put in every effort to become a better version of ourselves. Growth and expansion is good. It comes with added responsibilities but the benefits makes it worthwhile. There are some times in our lives when we have no choice than to grow.
Start Working! Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. The beginning of a thing matters a lot. This is a new year, a promising one for that matter, but your actions will determine the result you get as the year ends. If you ask me the best time to start chasing your dreams for the new year, it is now. The best time to start executing all your written goals is now. The beginning might be humble but it doesn't matter. God started by calling forth light in order to bring about
Wake Up! Proverbs 6:4 Give not sleep to thine eyes, nor slumber to thine eyelids. Rest is a good thing and a quality sleep is a blessing from God, but if care is not taken, a man's sleep can destroy his life. Great men are those who dream but their dreams keep them awake while others are sleeping. You don't chase your dreams on your bed. Research tells us that we need seven (7) to nine (9) hours of sleep as an adult to function at our best. But how many successful adults sleep for that long?
Don't abort the Process. St. Matthew 26:53-54 Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels? But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be? Everything goes through a process of which if broken, skipped or aborted can lead to making it useless or unfit for the use it's meant for. Take for instance a crop that must be nurtured for six (6) months to mature, if harvested in its fourth (4th) month will not be useful. It takes twenty
Jesus; the Door. St. John 10:9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. The Door is the entrance into a building. It also serves as a restriction to intruders. The Door gives access to benefits that soothes one who had suffered harsh weather conditions from staying outside the building. Imagine one who is in a desert under a scorching sun or someone drenched in the rain or in the cold night and finally got an invite to come into a
They will run in Seven ways. Deuteronomy 28:7 KJV The LORD shall cause thine enemies that rise up against thee to be smitten before thy face: they shall come out against thee one way, and flee before thee seven ways. The Lord took me to this passage of the Bible opening my eyes to what this particular verse means. Though it's a verse I have come across several times but I never saw it the way he made me see it. This prophetic declaration was made to the Israelites through Moses, a great Man of God. And
When God smile at you. Psalms 21:6 KJV: For thou hast made him most blessed for ever: thou hast made him exceeding glad with thy countenance. You can imagine the maker of heaven and earth looking down from His high place in His splendour smiling at you. Everything will begin to work in your favour. You will be called most blessed on earth. A child who makes his father proud will not only get a broad smile in response but also get a positive response on requests made. The daughter of Herod made him glad because of
Oil of Greatness Psalms 23:5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Abundance should be a norm to every Christian but it's so sad that the reverse is the case. A few of us are of the opinion that there is no miracle to becoming rich other than working hard to create wealth. While some of us have been made to believe that there are forces behind our not having enough to cater for ourselves, talk of living in abundance. So we
Immanuel The Acts 10:38 KJV How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him. One of the wonderful names of Jesus is Immanuel, God with us. Our anchor text reveals that the name spoke volume about whom God is with. Little wonder Moses said, "If thy presence go not with me, carry us not up hence." Exodus 33:15b KJV. He knew the power that accompanies God and understood that no mountain of challenge can
Expression of God's Love V Genesis 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. According to Facts About Touch: How Human Contact Affects Your Health and Relationships by Taylor Mallory Holland of April 28, 2018 - Hugging and other forms of nonsexual touching cause your brain to release oxytocin, known as the "bonding hormone." This stimulates the release of other feel-good hormones, such as dopamine and serotonin, while reducing stress hormones, such as cortisol and norepinephrine. These
Expression of God's Love IV St. John 4:34 KJV Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work. You cannot love without serving and serve without loving. This brings us to another expression of Love, Acts of Service. I've never seen two love birds that don't serve each other. They must keep serving each other to keep the love burning. Whenever love is mentioned, what comes to my mind is sacrifice. I have tailored my mind towards it while growing up. Though I didn't fully
Expression of God's Love III St. John 21:6 KJV And he said unto them, Cast the net on the right side of the ship, and ye shall find. They cast therefore, and now they were not able to draw it for the multitude of fishes. It doesn't matter how many times you tell some people how much you love them. If you aren't acting out the love by giving gifts to them they will find it hard to believe that you love them. One of the acts of generosity of God is giving of gifts. If you
Expression of God's Love II Genesis 3:8b KJV And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: Love is the reason for the existence of this world and love is the reason why it's still in existence. There are languages to express love and we talked about the first; words of affirmation out of the five love languages last week. One of the things I value most in life is time because it is irredeemable. I dislike those who don't manage time well and think they really
Expression of God's Love. Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. There are languages that express love. They solidify relationships, bond two different people coming together to live as one. These love languages aren't limited to use in building your relationship with your spouse but can also be expressed to God for a sweet relationship with Him. Most of us are familiar with the five love languages as written by Gary Chapman. And I'll base my writing on his submission. And if you haven't
The Fire, the Hammer and the Rock. Jeremiah 23:29 KJV: Is not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces? Fire is a reformer. Whatever it touches never remains the same. In like manner, a hammer is a tool used to structure and restructure whatever it's used on. It also has the ability to change the appearance of whatever the professional who is making use of it wants to use it for. It can also be destructive to the user or whatever it is used on