• Soul Detoxifying Worship

    Thinking aloud the other day, i said I needed some form of therapy.  I had been feeling stressed, dissatisfied, worried and angry. I felt like i lived in a pressure cooker and any minute, i would blow a lid at the slightest provocation. Last weekend was the last straw.  I had an expectation that ended in disappointment and i was so hurt. All previous emotions kicked in and i was so miserable. But then, the week started with Chude inviting me for a worship session for a small group of friends.  It was exactly what I needed. Just singing songs of worship, i dropped all my burdens and worries and…

  • Protect Your Head…

    You won’t achieve all that you’ve been made to achieve if your head is continually assaulted by thoughts of inadequacy. God has great plans for everyone of his children and he desires that we know this, no matter what the physical,financial and emotional circumstances around us are. He wants us to know how deeply loved and valued we are because that knowledge produces in us, the ability to scale obstacles to be who we are meant to be. (Ephesians 3:16-19 ERV) Day and night, we are constantly assaulted by thoughts that lead to emotions that war against this knowledge. Voices in our head telling us God only loves us when…

  • We Need To Stop Trying To Win Arguments..

    News flash dear Christians; arguments about who is right and who is wrong has never brought anyone to Christ. It only makes us look unpleasant and the gospel unappealing. God is more interested in saving people’s souls and he wants everyone to come in genuine repentance and then do his will out of love and reverence. These days, it seems we have forgotten our primary assignment;  which is to “reconcile people back to God”.

  • He Gives Us So We Can Give It…

    Whatever he gives us, we do not keep for ourselves. Just as he has blessed us so we can be a blessing to others, he has comforted us so we can comfort others in trouble. He has shown us love so we can love others. He has been merciful with us so we can show others mercy. He has been gracious to us so we can give grace to others. He wants us to treat others how he treats us. Whatever he gives you, pay it forward.

  • Why Them? Why Not ME?

    Social Media is the place to stumble on good news. Good news that doesn’t seem to have anything to do with you. Or worse, good news that make you sometimes feel like nothing good is happening to you. Engagement announcements, new baby bump show-offs, graduation ceremonies, exotic holidays, career upgrades or just plain “look-at-me-i’m-so-happy” posts can make you want to ask “What are these people doing that i’m not doing?” “Why do they have everything i want?” “Why do they have it so easy?” “Why them and not me”? All these questions and others along the same lines, will eventually lead you to despondency and resentment. Trust me when i…

  • Are You Gonna Talk Or Are You Going To DO Something?

    “One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer—at three in the afternoon.  Now a man who was lame from birth was being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful, where he was put every day to beg from those going into the temple courts.   When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for money.  Peter looked straight at him, as did John. Then Peter said, “Look at us!”  So the man gave them his attention, expecting to get something from them.  Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ…

  • Peace Is Not Neccesarily The Absence Of Chaos

    When you realize that the story of your life is authored by God himself, you will be at peace. You will be at peace with yourself, peace with your environment and peace with God. Lately, I have been learning about God’s peace. I have read it countless times in Apostle Paul’s letter to the Philippians, that we can experience a kind of peace that is beyond  human understanding but it is one thing to read about an experience, it is another thing to live that experience. I understand that the peace of God is not necessarily the absence of chaos and trouble. The peace of God is a deep understanding…

  • Every Time You Pass A Test.. You KNOW!

    You probably don’t know how much you have grown until something happens to test that growth. Until you face a situation that used to break you down and you suddenly realize that you came out from it standing strong, knowing better and seeing life from a different perspective. I can say this because it has happened to me. Several times over actually and every time it does, i go like.. wow! Perhaps i’ll eventually get used to it. I kinda hope not. Because i want to always marvel at how awesome God’s work in my life is. Whenever this happens, i remember Philippians 2: 13 (NLT) “For God is working…

  • Are You Microwave Or Oven Baked?

    Have you ever tried to microwave frozen pizza and 5 minutes after you put it in you realize that even though the crust is burning hot, the center is still quite cold and maybe still frozen? Now, take that pizza and put it into the oven and let the heat be turned on. It will cook evenly and you’ll get a better result. Sometimes our lives are lived like microwave pizza. We want quick results. So we rush out of a difficult process because we believe we have learned enough to go on. Meanwhile, we are actually half-baked. Don’t be in a hurry to get out of pressure. It’s a training…

  • You Cannot Force Growth..

    I have learnt that people will grow at their own pace and mature in their own time. You have to let people go through their own process. Your Christianity cannot be projected on someone else. Your salvation is personal to you. It won’t save your spouse, your kids or your friend. As much as you desire for them to mature in faith, be strong or probably make lifestyle changes, you cannot impose your faith on them. You can only pray for them, love them, teach them if you’re in a position to, and be there when they need you. Otherwise, you leave them be.

  • Not That Easy To Be Like Jesus…

    You know how we love the idea of ‘being like Jesus’? we sing it, preach it and pretend to even live it… but you and i know most of the time, we are so far from the real deal… I read the above bible verse today and i had to pause and think about my life. simple sounding words but powerful enough to strike me in a very deep place. When people take unfair advantage of me, i am usually motivated to stay away from them not practice the servant life. And i usually don’t pray for those who give me a hard time. But this right here is the…

  • Addicted To Entertainment

    Do you realize how many of us are addicted to being entertained? Look around you for a moment; the media is all about entertainment these days. More music, more drama, even the news is delivered sensationally to keep us entertained. Cell phone companies are continuously developing new ways of giving us the ultimate entertainment experience. Social Media has become an integral part of almost everyone’s daily life. Even the church has been sold this entertainment gospel. Preachers have perfected the art of oratory, using a blend of imagery, metaphors & humorous anecdotes to make the sermon entertaining and appealing so at the end, we clap and cheer in excitement and…

  • Start Believing The Truth!

    If someone lies to you over and over again and you find out, how long after you found out do you think you’ll continue listening to such a person?  I bet you’ll immediately turn away right? Everyone places confidence in the truth. If this is true in theory, why isn’t it true in our actual daily lives? We listen to lies all day even after we have been told the truth. God is truth. His word is truth.  The world and everything in it is one big pack of lies.  But we oftentimes believe in the world and what obtains in the world’s systems because it appeals to our fickle…

  • Would You Do It To His Face?

    Think about this for a moment. Are there things you do or say that God won’t be happy with? Are there things you do that you will be uncomfortable if anyone else finds out because you know they’re wrong? When you’re doing those things, do you know God is right there watching? Would you like to continue doing it to his face? Think about this for a moment…

  • I Cannot Afford To Go Hungry!

    Recently, my attention was drawn to the famous story of Esau and Jacob in the bible. Everyone remembers how Esau was the guy who made a really bad decision and had to live with the terrible consequences. He gave up his entire inheritance in exchange for a bowl of beans because he was hungry and couldn’t control himself. There’s so much more to the story of Esau and Jacob I’m sure you know that. (Especially if you were raised in church and attended Sunday school) but I haven’t been able to stop thinking about how like Esau I can be if I let my guard down. FIND THE STORY OF…