Humility and Pride

by Omolola Oriogun

“Hey guys, how was your holiday and how did it go?” With joy, all the kids raised their hands wanting to be the first to give me his or her own gist. Pointing to the first girl, she narrated how her hols went. She said and I quote: “My holiday was not full of activities like most of my peers might have been because my parents didn’t take me anywhere. No travels, because my Daddy and Mummy didn’t have money to take us on any journey, so I was home helping my Mom.”   Continue reading

Giving: the principle versus the act

by Miss Mo

This is a topic that has been haunting me for about a week now, I’ve discussed it with five or six different people within the span of a week and now, I have finally decided to be an obedient child of God and put pen to paper (figuratively of course). I truly hope this will bring deliverance to many of us that find it difficult to say no.

A friend of mine once told me that poverty is so endemic because the poor keep giving to the poor rather than consolidating themselves till they get a start and can afford to give. She also mentioned that they should take a cue from rich people who are often cost-conscious.   Continue reading

Fear not!

By God’s Icon

The Lord impressed these words upon my spirit and I feel strongly to share them with you.

Don’t panic. I’m with you. There’s no need to fear for I’m your God. I’ll give you strength. I’ll help you. I’ll hold you steady, keep a firm grip on you. (Isa 41:10 MSG)

Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. (Isa 41:10 KJV) Continue reading

God in Your Relationship

by Omolola Oriogun

As long as GOD is not a part of your relationship, it will not stand. Such relationship will not stand the test of time; the trials and tribulations of life, let alone the difficulties of this world.   Life is tough. Everybody has had a tough time at one point or another. Some have overcome or are still in the process of overcoming. Nobody has had it perfect. Everybody has had to overcome something in their life. You may not have seen it, or you were not there to experience it with them.   Continue reading

What if my thoughts were projected?

by Yewande Olamiju

“What if my thoughts were projected on my forehead?” I’ve heard this statement, read it somewhere and thought about the same thing.

No one, but God sees, hears and knows my thoughts. My wicked thoughts are sins hardly talked about in Sunday sermons. These are the sins of the heart that no one sees and are hardly ever affected by ….until I open my mouth or act (or more appropriately react).     Continue reading

Faithfulness and Fruitfulness: Are you indeed faithful and fruitful?

By God’s Icon

About a decade ago, my family and I moved into our new property with all the fun and adventure that comes with relocating. Three years before we moved into the house, my dad had instructed the gardener to plant some three little coconuts palms in different positions of the vast land. After being subjected to the same nutrients, soil, rainfall et atmospheric conditions over three years; one of the coconut trees later had dried off, the other was stunted in growth, while the last grew and blossomed, yielding large coconuts. Continue reading

Why does God make me wait?

by Yewande Olamiju

You’re next in line at the bank and suddenly the bank teller says, “Please wait. I’ll be right back.”

God is not like the cashier who has to attend to some other things before He is able to attend to you.

You’ve been put on hold for the last five minutes listening to a recording say over and over again, “Please what for the next available agent.”

God does not have to put Lagos on hold or call waiting so He can attend to the issues of Bangladesh. Continue reading

Discipline That Prepares Us

by God’s Icon

It was George Washington who remarked “Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.”

When Jesus Christ began in ministry, He set out by picking twelve disciples whom He took through the discipline of being taught His words and doctrine, His ways and manner of living. My interest actually lies in the root word for disciples, which is DISCIPLINE. Continue reading

Why Must I Worship God?

by Omolola Oriogun

Waking up to the sound of songs of praise-worship one early morning; hearing my family sing brought smiles to my face and remembering I have seen another day. In the twinkle of an eye, thousands of words crossed my mind and thereby, I whispered, thank You JESUS.

I’ve discovered over the years that if you don’t worship GOD, you’ll worship something smaller than GOD, e.g. Satan, money, self, houses, cars, gold etc. Therefore, worshipping GOD is a must for you if you want to have an eternity with HIM.   Continue reading

Praying

by Miss Mo

Imagine this, you have a very good friend and you live in the same neighbourhood but you really never get to see each other but you talk almost every morning and sometimes at night, there’s a public holiday and your friend decides to visit you. You are beyond excited; you imagine catching up on details and sharing pleasantries for the entire day. Your friend arrives and after exchanging pleasantries, s/he keeps quiet, you try to say a few things to get a conversation going but s/he is too focused on his/her tab or blackberry or iPhone and only calls on you when something is going wrong. Eventually s/he leaves to go home and the entire time you are quietly wondering what is going on. Continue reading

You and Your Bible

by Omolola Oriogun

Many times, I’ve often wondered how easy it for us Christians to read novels by Karen Kingsbury, Randy Alcorn, Francine Rivers, John Grisham, Lori Wick, Frank Peretti, Ted Dekker, Bodie & Brock Theone; Tim Lahaye and many more but find it difficult to sit with the word of GOD.

I’ve observed severally, listening to some Christians make comments like these  – if you want to sleep, read the bible. I don’t like reading KJV because the english is archaic. The bible is a boring book etc – and this people can sit hours with novels or textbooks, even movies and games.

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