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Security 101: Lock The Door

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It's really important to keep your doors locked. It's a very simple thing to do that could go a long way in preventing some intruders from getting in.
It's so simple that we may tend to overlook it sometimes or probably forget.
This was an experience I had recently, just this Tuesday actually. It's more of a testimony for me...
It was late Tuesday night and I was home alone. My brothers had gone to church for the leaders' meeting and ought to have been back by 8:30-9pm. I was a bit worried because it was getting late (few minutes past 9pm) and they weren't back. I was in the room and all the lights except for the room and the kitchen light were switched off.
Next thing I knew, someone tried to open the back door without knocking. I assumed it was my brother (we like to use the back door) and I ran for the door to welcome them. But on second thought, I decided to ask 'Who's there?'. There was no response rather I heard footsteps that sounded like so…

Study Time: Songs and Lamentations

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I used to think that the book of Lamentations was all sad… I used to think that the book of the Songs of Solomon (Song of Songs) was a no-no…
I’m actually beginning to see the Old Testament from a whole new light. I’ve been doing a study of the Bible for myself –digging deep- because I got tired of having someone tell me ‘WOW-ing stories and stuff’ from the Bible. I wanted to know it for myself… Why else would I have a Bible?!
It’s about God’s love for His people. His plan for our savior Jesus and us… intricately woven into every chapter of the masterpiece ‘stories’ of the Bible; told of in the Old Testament, fulfilled in the New and spilling over through the years into today and forever.
As I read Lamentations from the Message Translation, it felt like pure poetry, pure suffering yet pure life and hope. The book of the Song of Songs actually took me by surprise (I read it all through in one sitting… no breaks!); highlighting the purity and passion of love.
Lamentations isn’t a book quoted…

Unscripted: One Story of Me

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Cast your burden upon the LORD and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken.  (Psalm 55:2)
Cast all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.  (1 Peter 5:7)
This was a tough time for me and one of my worst episodes so far... I got out of my room, ran to my quiet place to just cry and really get some things off my mind to God. I wanted my life to end at that point cuz I just got out of the exam hall and decided to get some rest when I got a heartbreaking message from home...
Angry with God and everything that existed, I switched off my phone, planned to miss service, go AWOL for a day or so... 
It's a bit painful sharing this though everything is okay now but I feel that this piece may help someone get some burden off their chest. Verily verily, I say unto you, this is the unscripted journal of a once depressed me...

Sons In The Garden

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As we refer to men and women as ‘man’ in science, please permit me to use the term ‘sons’ to represent both sons and daughters…
Sons aren’t servants.
Sons aren’t guests/visitors.
Sons are sons; children of their father.
At home, whenever we’re going to host a guest, we (the children) begin to run around to put things together, fix the place up real nice and get something good to offer our guest(s). When he/she is done and leaves, we clear things up and stick around for like… forever!
When a family discussion holds, visitors don’t get involved.
Nobody pays us for such services though we work for a lifetime. If we were servants, we’d expect our pay/salary but as sons, we await our inheritance though we’re still being taken care of. Servants can just do anyhow and get the boot but as sons, we stay through it all till the end (though we get some proper spanking).
So, we are concerned about what concerns our father and our family. We’re at the forefront of the battles and the first on our kn…

Nigeria: My Single Story.

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"Doom to the land of flies and mosquitoes beyond the Ethiopian rivers, Shipping emissaries all over the world, down rivers and across seas.

Go, swift messengers,     go to this people tall and handsome, This people held in respect everywhere,     this people mighty and merciless,     from the land crisscrossed with rivers..."
Isaiah 18 (MSG)
I've been wanting to talk about this for a while. It's a really controversial issue and I'm aware of that. However, here's my side of the story...
Now, the whole talk and clamor for Biafra by the Igbos is really becoming a major issue again (with the one day sit-at-home strike observed by the ‘Biafrans’ on the 30th of May, 2017). This is still up in our faces even after the Civil War (1967-1970) which left a mighty lot of people devastated and at zero-level along with millions of casualties.
Funny enough, some of my classmates in secondary school went abroad to study and started going all ‘pro-Biafra' on me. Like they didn’t know…

Love 'em Up

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While walking down to the prayer spot, Ozi wondered how I could be so nonchalant about the sad news she’d just shared with me.
Although I was in enough physical pain, I felt really bad and uncomfortable but I just didn't feel like showing it was going to change the fact that our tight sister had just left ‘the fold’. But a part of me just wanted to let her be…
The prayer session that night was quite unusual. The sister who led the prayers began to tell us of God’s love and that it was a time for us to thank Him and talk to Him… like a one-on-one love kinda talk.
I felt really awful about my behavior when I heard it clearly from God to ‘Love them up’.
Yes, I know, every one of us is going through our processes in life and God has promised to be there each step of the way. But there are times when you feel like you’re stuck and you really need help like crazy.
Prayer sessions begin in your head and you’re not sure who to ask sometimes because you feel like God isn't saying anything a…

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Just going through my journal and notes… reminiscing over the choices I’ve made, the many plans I had, the mistakes I made and it’s all just hilarious, maybe mind-blowing! It all makes me feel like I’m in a school for life; constantly learning things, dropping off and picking up new habits and stuff.

Sometimes I can’t even believe or imagine some of things I’ve done. I’ll be like “Was that me?! Naaah!” I just can’t reconcile the two pictures of me back then and of me right now...
 In this season, I’ve been going through teachings and experiences on ‘Processes’ … the journey from who we are to who God wants us to be (like Christ) as unique individuals.
We all know that certain processes are necessary to transform raw materials into the finished products as intended by the manufacturer. Oh well, the same applies to us, humans. 
God, our manufacturer, wants to take us through certain processes so that He can take us from who we are to His intended plan … fully formed in Christ (Galatians …