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Day 7: THIS IS HOW WE WIN!

Bible Reading: 1Timothy 6 I used to like watching wrestling while growing up. There was this particular fight I watched between a guy who had an injured leg and a very stable opponent. The guy with the injured leg really tried his best and actually deserved the win but the stable guy had kept nails in his shoes and used the nails to prick the opponent on his injured leg whenever the referee was distracted in the fight, all because…

Day 6: The Honour Conversation

Bible Reading: 1 Timothy 5 If you grew up in Nigeria, you would likely be familiar with the “Am I your mate?” ringtone. It is very likely the number one most heard ringtone of every Nigerian child. Or at least it comes close. Perhaps followed by “Are you talking to me?” and “Do you know who I am?”. Every careless statement to your Nigerian parents was likely followed by that legendary ringtone, sometimes accompanied by a complimentary physical gesture (on…

Day 5: HACK YOUR GIFT

Bible Reading- 1 Timothy 4 I’m sure there’s that thing that you were always doing, but not as efficiently, until someone gave you a few ‘hacks’ or ‘tips’ that changed your life. Maybe as simple as not knowing that you can send voice notes on WhatsApp without having to hold the record button all through- just slide the record button up instead of holding on to it. (wait! finish reading this before rushing to try it out). I’m sure you’ll…

Day 3: CAN THINGS REALLY BE BETTER?

Bible Reading: 1 Timothy 2 Imagine for a moment that your country is better than it is now. In a Nigerian context, just think of good electricity, a fantastic health system, a standard educational system, good roads, peaceful environment, a booming economy with the lowest unemployment rate in the world, and so on.  Quite realistically, it looks like a mere thought or dream. But are there things we can actually do to make this dream a reality? That’s apart from…

Day 2: STRAYING ‘Bro. Holiness’

Bible Reading: 1 Timothy 1 Growing up, I got the nickname ‘Bro holiness’.  The story behind it is funny but true. I was told that when I was still some months old, I wouldn’t allow just anybody cuddle me and I especially didn’t do well with kisses too. I would cry profusely when kissed and rub furiously at the spot I was kissed! It became an inside joke within the family that my aunts came up with the nickname ‘Bro…

Day 7: Yes, We can!

Bible reading: Galatians 6 I remember those secondary school debates we engaged in as students arguing on different topics. One of the popular ones was whether or not a teacher is better than a farmer. One of the famous lines for those who supported farmers was always, “Without a farmer, we cannot have food to eat.” True, right? With the help of farmers and the law of sowing and reaping, seeds can be planted and there can be reproduction and…

Day 6: Who Needs Two Rudders? 

Bible Reading: Galatians 5 Growing up, I imagined the Holy Spirit was an invisible man in white who was always at war with the other invisible guy- the devil in black. Whenever I wanted to do something wrong, like lie to my mum, I would imagine the man in white whispering ‘all liars will perish in the lake of fire’ while the man in black would say, ‘tell the lie, if not she will beat you’. The guy in black…

Day 4: Don’t Be Foolish!

Bible Reading: Galatians 3 O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you Galatians 3:1 NKJV Before you judge Paul for his harsh words in the opening verse of our reading today, let’s try to reason with him.  If you’ve passed through the Nigerian education system and then travelled ‘to the abroad’ for further study, I’m sure you’ll understand Paul’s point better. It’s a commonly held opinion that the average Nigerian would do excellently well in most foreign education systems.  Let’s imagine…

Day 3: The Grace Trump Card

Bible Reading: Galatians 2 Growing up, card games were one of my top leisure/after exam fun activities. It was in the league of monopoly, table soccer and… well, dancing with pants in the rain.  If you ever did it, you’ll remember that a pack of cards comes with this special card called the ‘joker’. It was the most important card because whoever had the card in his deck had the ultimate advantage. There’s the confident, almost evil smile that you get…

Day 2: Don’t Spoil It!

Bible Reading: Galatians 1 There’s a story of a young village girl who went visiting a more prosperous relative in the city. When it was time for breakfast, the host in her kindness felt the girl could do with a treat. She decided she would add a generous dose of milk to some pap for the child. Big mistake. The poor girl just stared heartbroken at the bowl and wouldn’t eat. Aunty had gone and spoilt the food completely. She…

Day 8: God of our Everyday

Bible Reading: 2 Thessalonians 3 There is this story that Pastor Tolu tells of a circus performer who engaged his audience in a performance. He would ask each time if they believed he could perform a particular trick and they would say ‘Yes!’ and he would go ahead to do it. Then the time came for him to walk across a rope carrying a human being. He asked if they believed he could do it. “Yes!” they all said, then…

Day 7: What if it Was You?

Bible Reading: 2 Thessalonians 2 Philemon had been preparing hard for an international scholarship exam for the past 3 months. He downloaded resources online, treated past questions, did group discussions, and all of that. He was fully prepared.  Finally, the day of the exam came and Philemon made sure he got to the venue very early. He met a man dressed like a British Professor on his way to the exam hall who told him he got the time wrong…