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Day 4 – Assess 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- Assess Your Soul

Bible Reading: Philippians 4:1-23 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- Assess Your Expectations

Bible Reading: Romans 5:1-11, Hebrews 6:13-20,  Have you ever felt 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 the 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,…

Day 5- Faithfulness Hacks

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 could 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). Those hacks sometimes…

Day 4- Bank On Him

Bible Reading: 2 Timothy 2:11-13, 2 Cor 2:17-24 Picture this: Jesus on earth, and you’re both chilling. His birthday is coming up in two months. You and a friend had been planning a surprise for Him. You began to think about how you both would get all His childhood friends from Galilee to turn up. Those ones He used to make wooden toys with. Maybe you can get– In that moment of planning, Jesus who is sitting across you, His…

Day 3- The Temples: Faithful with your Body

Bible reading:  Romans 12 What comes to your mind when you hear the word, ‘temple’? Does it sound like an archaic word? One that is no longer in vogue? I doubt if you have heard anyone say, “I am going to the temple” in months or even years. We use phrases such as ‘church’, ‘house of God’ and ‘assembly’ nowadays. Some of us even use the word “home” for our local churches. I find it quite interesting that we are…

Day 2- Our Vocation

Bible Reading: Genesis 2:1-25, II Timothy 2:3-7 Children are amazing and funny at times. When you are doing a chore or trying to get something done in the house you find this child around you who wants to do what you are doing, carry what you are carrying help with the dishes or cook with so much enthusiasm or begging and crying for you to let them work. A few years down the line and they are a little grown,…

Day 1 – Nemo Dat

Bible Reading: 2 Timothy 2:14-26 I have had an eye for lawyers and law students because of how they randomly throw Latin maxims into conversations- I feel it’s their way of showing off. The fun thing about legal expressions is that they are not just useful in the courtroom but can be practical in everyday life. A common legal maxim that is often used is ‘nemo dat quod non habet’ which simply means that “you cannot give what you do…

Day 5 – Pray for More

Bible Reading: Luke 11:1-13 As we round off our Surge series today, I want to challenge you to pray! You see, the conversations of more will not merely happen based on the strivings, schemings and strategies of human wisdom- it will happen based on the intervention of heaven on the earth. In our human strength, we can only go so far. We are needing of God! The truth is, it takes God strength and God’s grace and everything God to…

Day 4 – Work for the More

Bible Reading: John 5:16-23 Over the last few days, we’ve tried to lay out a template of what the Bible shows us about the more that God calls us to. We’ve demonstrated the burden / desire that God expects us to live with for more; we’ve shown how we need to live our lives creating space and opportunity for more, and we’ve also learnt how we must live every day in a huge Holy Spirit-fueled expectation of more. We’ll explore…

Day 3 – Expectation for the More

Bible Reading: Isaiah 54:1-17 Have you ever been shocked to your teeth by a turn of events? Have you ever expected one thing to happen and a totally different thing happened? I think life and the world we live in are so full of such surprises that hurt our sense of expectation: sometimes you get hate when you expect love; failure when you expect success; rejection when you expect acceptance; and so on. Often time, we deal with wounded expectations.…

Day 2 – The Space for More

Bible Reading: 2 Kings 4:1-7 When it comes to a conversation about more, I think there are two sides to it and both must be handled with all diligence. There is what God does, and there is what we do. I believe that the more we speak about is really not anything we can make happen by ourselves. I believe that it really has to be down to a supernatural working of God. I believe in the power and potency…