Yes, I am guilty as charged.
I wonder how many readers of this blog have asked themselves if I live what I preach. And like Paul too, I pray daily that I would not be a cast away after preaching to people. This becomes very important because the Bible makes us understand that many would be cast away on the last day after they have raised the dead, healed the sick, and did all sorts in God’s name. Isn’t that tragic? Continue reading
I remember growing up in a Nigerian home with typical Nigerian parents. My parents wanted us to be as perfect as possible and be the standard for other children in the neighborhood. Anything short of this was not acceptable. If your grades were poor in school, you would hear something like “do those who came first or second in your class have two heads?” When you ask for lunch too early, you would be reminded of your peers who have to hawk to eat. These experiences are things that most people from Nigerian households can associate with. Continue reading
A lot of people are familiar with the saying “knowledge is power”. But I’m yet to hear that a biology textbook cured headache, or even the Bible raise the dead. In essence, , ownership of books do not guarantee power or victory. What guarantees victory or power is the application of the information in these books. That’s why a pauper can pass an examination reading borrowed books while a prince who has owns the same books would fail the same exam. Ownership isn’t key, application is!
So I had to meet an appointment on a Monday morning. And like the usual Monday mornings, a journey from Lagos mainland to Island without traffic would be a miracle. Continue reading
The name King Solomon would always ring a bell. Amongst Christians and Muslims, rich and poor, young and old.
King Solomon is known to be the fabulously wealthy and wise king of Israel. He was so wealthy that the Bible records he made silver and gold at Jerusalem as plenteous as stones. (I Kings 10:27) Continue reading
Apart from the fact that the music videos we have today are filled with vulgarism and explicit scenes, materialism seems to be the new sexy. Everyone is singing about cars, money, booze and lavish lifestyles. And all these are displayed in full HD on our TVs at no extra charge. Firstly, this goes against the 1st and 2nd commandments that says God only is our master and that we should not worship any graven image. (Exodus 20:4-5 KJV) Continue reading
When hashtag Y-O-L-O trended I was caught up in the frenzy and lived my life to the fullest since there was only one to live. The words crept into my subconscious that I didn’t mind anything again and so I hustled to earn a living, make money so I could just enjoy it all. “Nothing else mattered anymore”, not even church services or my fellowship. Why waste time at those quiet and “sane” places when I could spend time partying and hanging out with friends. I had better take all the risk today because I might be gone tomorrow. Besides only God knows those that would make it to heaven! Continue reading
I remember vividly even if it sounds weird, when I was a little child and I was the richest man in the world, at the same time was batman, superman, the flash and undertaker. Same I was a father to two kids my age. All these didn’t change the fact that I was a child. Those times I had faith to move mountain kilimanjaro and dry up the red sea at the same time. Continue reading
I once saw an obituary poster of a 45 yr old man and the caption read “GONE TOO SOON”. I paused a while, was pitying him when I suddenly remembered one of my forefathers who died at age 969, Mr Methuselah. He died! Yes he still died!! Continue reading
A basketball in my hand would probably make me score 3 points. But in the hands of Michael Jordan made him a NBA star.
A pen in my hand would aid copying notes. But in the hands of Shakespeare made him a celebrated author. Continue reading