Posts from December 2020

Posts from December 2020

Day 7: Check God’s Faithfulness: Missing details

Bible Reading: Lamentations 3:1-26 Have you ever been in one of those situations where it was hard to backtrack? Maybe you got in a ‘You said that-No I didn’t say that-Yes you said that’ kind of tussle with a friend. Then your friend remembers that the conversation in reference was over a chat and decides to scroll it out. Now you’re getting a bit nervous. Maybe I should have said, I really think that I said that.  The chat can’t…

Day 6: Check Your Stewardship: Do they have two heads?

Bible reading: Matthew 25:14-30 ‘Do they have two heads?’ If you grew up in a typical African parent’s household, odds are that you’ve been asked that question. If not, then you’re probably one of the ‘they’ being referred to. I think I’ve had my fair share of hearing that question. Fault the methods of African parents all you want, but I think this question is significant. If we could do a track on it, it would look something like this:…

Day 5: Check Your People: Solid Relationships Don’t Happen By Chance.

Bible Reading: Mark 3:7-19 In quite a number of action films, there’s always that scene when the hero (that good guy in the movie) is asked if he needs help, but he insists that he’s a work-alone lone ranger. He goes on to fight hundreds of bad guys, kills all of them and saves his girlfriend.  Pause.  One person against hundreds at a time…How??? I’ll tell you what, stories like that only happen in films, not in real life. To…

Day 4: CHECK YOUR JOY

Bible Reading: Nehemiah 8:1-12 I remember the first time I rode a rollercoaster. The moment before the ride was filled with anticipation, excitement and happiness. It may have been the sugar rush too, but there was just something about it that I had been looking forward to. There were all the movies that I had watched showing how much fun people seemed to have, and now I was about to be one of those people, throwing my hands in the…

Day 3: Check Your Soul

Bible Reading: Philippians 4:1-9 A close relative of mine recently went for a routine checkup at the hospital. Everything was very fine, except that her cholesterol levels were high.  Here’s the thing- she had no symptoms, she was not feeling anything wrong, she wouldn’t even have done any check if it was not set up for her to check as a routine. She didn’t feel there was anything wrong, but something was wrong and it was significant!  Today, we want…

Day 2: Check Your Expectations: Pump it! 

Bible Reading: Romans 5:1-11, Hebrews 6:13-20, Psalm 27:13  Ever been deflated? Deflated is when you’re sitting quietly on your own and somebody promises  you your dream device. You’re bursting with so much ginger and excitement, counting sleepless nights until D-day. You finally get to the point when it’s supposed to happen and fiam, nothing.  Sound familiar? Almost every Nigerian child can relate (bicycles, bicycles, bicycles). No matter how old you are, it can be very heartbreaking to long for, plan…

Day 1: Check Yourself: Mirrors and CDs

Bible Reading: James 1:19-27 You’ve probably walked past some people before who you could bet that based on their appearance, they don’t own a mirror in their house. Or they think that a Compact Disc (CD) is only about the music on it. Maybe you do too? Resuming on campus as a largely domesticated young man and coming to live with a bunch of very exposed men (most were more like former life sojourners) brought a lot of revelations about…