Posts from January 2021

Posts from January 2021

Day 21: Standing in the New

Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. 2 Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people.…

Day 20: Renewed Expectation

Bible Reading: Isaiah 43:1-21 Have you ever experienced a moment of your blood seeming to get heated up because of an expectation? Or your intestines seemingly twisting in excitement? You just couldn’t sit still! Maybe on the eve of your wedding? Or when you were about to become a parent for the first time? Or maybe the day before you went to University? (More because of escaping your parent’s house than the excitement of learning) Or maybe it’s the expectation…

Day 19: Renewed Living

Bible Reading: Galatians 2:11-21 Can you imagine the joy over buying your first brand new car and then as soon as it was supplied, you ran out to start it and go on a drive. Now you turn the ignition of a brand new, crazily expensive car and hear the engine sounding like a dead, third-hand car. That’s wrong!  You’re not going to say, ‘well I’m convinced and certain in the printed word that it’s new’. At some point, what…

Day 18: Renewed Faith

Bible Reading: Hebrews 11:1-40 I love playing tennis! When I was learning the game, there were a few foundational instructions that I was given upon which all my playing was to be built. It didn’t matter how good I was ever going to get, my instructor was emphatic that there are some basics every tennis player must keep in mind.  One of them was about treating every shot as different. When your opponent hits the ball at you, as much…

Day 17: Renewed Influence

Bible Reading: Acts 8: 26-40 Imagine the scene: the guy has gone down on one knee and brought out a ring. The lady is blushing from ear to ear and has excitement-overdose written all over her face. The guy stays on his knee trying to find the words to say. She has her answer, but hasn’t been asked any question. She needs him to ask the question so she can give an answer. He’s thinking it back and forth now.…

Day 16: Renewed Mindedness

Bible Reading:  Numbers 11:1-15 What extent has absent-mindedness led you to? Have you ever been looking for your keys, not realising they were all the while in your hand? Have you ever typed a message to report someone and then mistakenly sent it to the person that you were trying to report? Have you ever snoozed and snoozed the alarm till you were eventually late for an exam? If you ever ran an errand for your African parents and then…

Day 15: Renewed Wisdom

Bible Reading: Proverbs 9:1-18 It’s beautiful and interesting how the world works in cycles of seasons that God ordained for it. At some time, it’s all cold. At some other time, it’s all hot. At some time, it’s all wet. At another time, it’s dry and dusty. At a time, in some place- it snows.  At other times, it doesn’t.  In that way, we have learnt that many things come to us seasonally. There are fruits and products that are…

Day 14: Renewed Remembrance

Bible Reading: Joshua 4:1-14 My few times in a law court room brought me clearly to some very ugly sides of humanity. One of them is just the extent to which people can lie. I mean, people can lie! Behind the scene conversations go on and then a few minutes later, a key witness shows up in court and when asked a very vital question, simply says ‘I can’t remember’.  Ha!  This is totally different from someone suffering post-traumatic amnesia…

Day 13: Renewed Order

Bible Reading: Mark 6:30-44 There are some topics of a post you see and you kind of already know it will ‘shake your table’… Well…  The good thing with God is He doesn’t shake our table to land us on the floor. He shakes it to make us aware and establish us to be stronger people. But again, maybe you feel that this can’t be a tough topic for you: Perhaps you’re the kind of person that takes your plate…

Day 12: Renewed Loyalty

Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 23: 8-17 Many years ago, as a young man passionate about my soccer team, I dealt with a lot of feelings of betrayal. I could never have imagined some of the soccer starts that we had idolised and (if I’ll be honest) worshipped for years leaving the team for any reason. It didn’t make any sense to my young mind. Just some weeks earlier, they were granting interviews about their love for the club and all…

Day 11: Renewed Compassion

Bible Reading: Matthew 14:1-21 Have you ever suffered  the loss of a loved one? Truth is that it’s never an easy one to deal with. There’s every tear to cry, every weight to feel, every missed opportunity to regret, and every dashed hope to moan over. I know he’s Jesus- but he walked on the earth as a man. We take it for granted so often that Jesus had just suffered the loss of his distant cousin. Did you notice…

Day 10: Renewed Focus

Bible Reading: Nehemiah 4:1-23 My dad always told me growing up, that if I ever stood still in the middle of a rowdy Nigerian market, and kept looking up with intense focus, it would just be a matter of time before people would gather around me and join in looking where I am looking, to see what I’m seeing. Focus pulls following. I really think that God wants us to live our lives in such a way that at the…
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