Showing posts from March, 2012

Beauty Or Light?

Have you noticed how the whole world is preoccupied in fact, obsessed with physical beauty? No one wants to know what is on the inside as long as the outward physical appearance is beautiful. Merchants of the world had grown very rich marketing products and ideas of beauty over the ages. The hype of beauty has reached a feverish level that it is almost a sin or crime to be otherwise. People spend a fortune to be and remain beautiful, unfortunately, those that cannot afford to spend fortunes are left bereft and pulverized by the hype. When they come into Church, there is no difference. The First Lady must be beautiful or always looking impeccable, the Pastors, wives, the list are endless, must always ‘look’ beautiful. Don’t get me wrong, beauty is good, in fact our God is Beautiful; but the obsession of people with beauty has taken it into a level of must have and a standard for living. Friend, God did not put us on this earth just for us to look and sound good, become famous and alw

Strictly For Strong Christians!

Why do we always seek to prove our rights at every opportunity? At what point did Jesus prove His rights as God when He walked upon the face of the earth? Even when He knew Judas was stealing, He didn’t say anything; that is, He didn’t go after him to make a public spectacle of him as we would do. If this is true then something is grossly wrong when we go after the weak Christians in a manner that eventually chases them out of the Presence of God. So many ‘strong’ Christians have metamorphosed into Pharisees; they do a lot to win a convert and once done, they make him twice better candidates for hell. Friend, there is a need to readdress our approach to one another especially if you are a strong Christian. “Those of us who are strong and able in faith need to step in and lend a hand to those who falter, and not just do what is most convenient for us. Strength is for service, not status.” (MSG) Romans 15:1. The Bible equally says love covers multitude of sins: where is the

“I Need …”

“I need a car, I need a house, I need a Spouse, I need a relationship, I need…” ‘Need’ has become a tyrant that terrorizes the whole world whether you are a Believer or not. You must have come across this terrible tyrant that knows no class, creed or race at one point or the other. A lot are plagued by it on a daily basis. It is unlimited in its wants and power as it tries to control all that men do. Do you know that the competition and the rat race of the world is one of its ploys to get men to worship it? It exercises its power unfairly and wickedly upon all men. Was it meant to be like this? If it was, what position does a child of God take against such a formidable foe whose onslaught is unrelenting? This demon called Need is the forerunner of the demon called ‘Worry’. No wonder the Lord warned us in Matthew 6:25 – “This is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life – whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food and your body

Arouse The Lion!

Sometimes we reminiscence about vibrant young men and women that were fervent for the Lord; they were no nonsense children of God that were set to die for the gospel. The enemy dreaded their prayers; in fact they were practically sent away from schools, fellowships, churches, homes or their neighborhoods because they became a clog in the wheel for the kingdom of darkness. Anytime they opened their mouths, the kingdom of darkness was in trouble. They are still very much around but very QUIET! What exactly silenced them? The Bible tells us that Jesus Christ is the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, thus, as children of the Most High God, we are young lions too! However, take a look around you; the spiritual mountains are littered with the bones of dead lions that once roared on the mountains. Some of those that are still living, roaming the landscapes have their voice boxes surgically removed. Of what good is a lion that cannot roar? Such a lion is as good as dead! No wonder the Bible says a


That you love the Lord no one can dispute that. You have tried and are trying to please the Lord but you seemed worn out and you know something is missing because you are not meant to be worn out serving God. Have you stopped to think you might be trying to serve Him based on your own strength? It is time to let go and enjoy Him by serving Him on His own terms and conditions. Friend as you do this, the blessings of serving Him is released and evidenced in your life. Psalm 84:5-7 says “Happy are the people whose strength is in You, whose hearts are set on pilgrimage. As they pass through the valley of Baca, they make it a source of spring water; even the autumn rain will cover it with blessings. They go from strength to strength; each appears before God in Zion.” This Scripture points out to us that on a daily basis we are supposed to grow in our knowledge and devotion to the Lord. As we do this, His strength is released to us to excel in every sphere of our lives. Unfortunately, the

Is Your Heart A Fallow Ground?

When a land is left to itself, it becomes a haunt for every animal including dangerous reptiles. On such a land you would find stones, sharp rocks and vegetation that is not fit for human consumption. Anything can come into that land to violate or desecrate it because it is no man’s land: anything goes! Our hearts are likened to lands and if we allow it to lie fallow it is not different from the description of the ‘no man’s land’ above. As children of God we cannot afford to allow our hearts to lie fallow (uncultivated, dead state to the Word of God); a heart that is no longer moved or prodded by the Word of God. In such a state it becomes a struggle to follow or obey the Lord; the things of God become uninteresting. This is not a time to leave your heart fallow by allowing anything to come in and go. Very soon it will harbor thoughts and imaginations that are inimical to your confession and growth in the Lord. Why is God particular about the state of our hearts at this time? It is