Posts from May 2021

Posts from May 2021

Day 7 – We Can Influence More!

Bible Reading: Matthew 5:1-16, Isaiah 60:1-5 I recall how, several years ago as a young child, I would always get very thrilled when I watched very large concerts and saw different sections of the audience having different colours. For me, it meant that the concerts were so well planned to the extent of getting all the people who were to sit in a particular section to wear the same coloured shirt. I grew up to understand how silly a thought that was…

Day 6- We Can Strike More!

Bible Reading: 2 Kings 13:14-20, Hebrews 10:37-39 One of the most annoying things to me in all human endeavours is when an opportunity goes by, and then the person who was in a position of influence over the lost opportunity tells me ‘I would have agreed if you had asked one more time’ or something of that sort. I’m like ‘thank you for this most encouraging information!’ I never want to feel I barely stopped short, especially when I know I…

Day 5 – We Can Give More!

Bible Reading: Luke 18:18-30, Matthew 10:8 I had this thing I was fond of doing as a little child. Whenever I got stuff- whether a snack or my pieces of plantain had been counted- I would give out all or most of mine to anyone who cared.  Then two minutes later I would be seen in some corner of the house crying my eyes out about my loss.  Thinking about it now, I can imagine how annoying it was for everybody!…

Day 4- We Can Love More!

Bible Reading: John 21:15-25, 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 I’ve always wondered how awkward a conversation it was between Jesus and his guy, Peter.  They were having breakfast, so technically, you could assume they were like on a date. Then Jesus starts all the ‘love you’ talk. And he keeps going on with it, asking again and again whether Peter loves him. Most guys I know would be dead angry and pissed out about that. We live in a generation where there’s…

Day 3- We Can Trust More!

Bible Reading: 1 Samuel 17:25-50, Jeremiah 17:7 How far has fear ever driven you? I’ve done very ridiculous things because of fear. As a little kid, I once hid under a table and in the midst of my panicking and breathing hard, I  planned out how I would stay there for the next three and a half years, because I feared I had missed the rapture and I didn’t want my eyes plucked out. I’ve wondered many times about how in…

Day 2- We Can Do More!

Bible Reading: Zechariah 4:1-10, Philippians 2:12-16 I remember visiting the zoo with a senior female friend many years ago. It had been a long and tiring afternoon out, going through the details of one animal after the other. In our tiredness, we then got towards the lions.  I had always thought going to the zoo was about going to see animals, but when the lions began to really just let out some scary roars that afternoon, everybody seemed to agree that…

Day 1-  We Can Become More!

Bible Reading: Acts 3:1-11, 2 Corinthians 3:16-18 I’m sure you’ve been in situations when you met one of those old uncles that you hadn’t seen for several years, and then he starts exclaiming about how much you’ve grown. It could be pretty annoying sometimes, especially when they keep at it and make it seem like they expected you to have been shrinking through the years.  Maybe the more important question is do we ourselves expect that we’re growing- that we’re becoming…