Yesterday in church service, I heard a word in the midst of the word. The story of Abraham and his offering of Isaac and the response it provoked from God came to the fore. While God was speaking to him the second time, He mentioned that Abraham did not deny Him Isaac, his only son….

Conversations

When you talk about yourself, you would be described as a proud person; When you talk about the person with you, you would be seen as either flattering or critical of such; When you talk about some other random person, it can go on for hours and no one would be upset about it…. Simply…

Jehovah’s Intern

He calls the unqualified out of obscurityAnd send them to even more obscure places to fashion them;He calls the prominent, seated in exalted places,And make rooms for them in low places to initiate them to life . . . How majestic is You, oh LORD! The ‘called’ cannot explain the circumstances of their lives,They search for meaning…

Distractions

The real enemy of most pursuits is distraction. Eternal matters would distract you from temporal ones and vice versa. Therefore, those who wield power are those who have mastered the art of distracting others and disrupting status quo. So, distracting a life that is heading to destruction by the bright possibilities of a fulfilling life…

Lessons in Transit

I wrote these exactly four years ago when I visited Abuja, Nigeria. Four years after, I am visiting Abuja again and they are still fresh for me… Take a look: “When a journey presents no leader to follow, And the way isn’t obvious because of uncharted territories; Help cannot come from anywhere but above, For…

Battle for Meaning…

The valiant leads others into imperative perils, They begin by standing in the first line of battle. Royalty stands on elevated terrains, They watch, heart in throat, how it is all going down. When the dusts are settled, The glory of conquest goes to those watching things happen; When the battles are over, Royalty returns…

Life Principles from Pomelo (Shaddock)

A few weeks ago, I went on a trip to a new site, with a Professor, to one of Ibadan’s satellite towns called Ogunmakin, along Lagos-Ibadan expressway in Nigeria. When we finished what we had to do there, our host was very magnanimous to give us some of the fruits from his orchard; in particular,…

Christian Marriages

The problem with Christian marriages, probably the reason they are failing at such alarming rates, is that the focus has shifted and continues to shift from God and His purpose to the personality of the spouses… When their personal needs becomes a demand, not a response outflowing from understanding and submission to God, the marriage…

Winning Wars

It is amazing how much we can conquer if we stay on…However, most of the times, the major challenge is why we stayed on and for whom. If the focus is self, we’ll lose it all. For self ends with the person and there is something about self that excludes others irreparably. When we are…

Defeat

If you have never failed, there is a certain depth of pain you cannot understand, The pain that comes from having done all, yet faced with the bluntness of nothing; When defeat comes like a flood and it’s consequences shines brightly, What you do next is what matters more than the defeat itself. Surely, it…