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Day 5- Stewards of the Gospel

Bible Reading: 1 Corinthians 9: 16-27 Have you ever hired someone to occupy a role and carry out a main task in your company, business or your house but found out that this person doesn’t carry out his main task- rather he prefers to attend to other duties? Or perhaps you have once been disappointed by an artisan? Probably you asked an engineer to fix a problem with your generator but instead of doing that, he simply compounded the problem?…

Day 4- No Offence 

Bible Reading: Matthew 18:21-35  Growing up, I used to be afraid of the saying “don’t let the sun go down on your anger’’ because I was such a sensitive child who used to take offence a lot. So typically, when people offend me, I would wallow in my anger and hurt all day, then towards the end of the day, I would “make” myself let the issue go and forgive the person because after all, the following day must not…

Day 3- Unwrapping Gifts

Bible Reading: Romans 12:3-8, I Peter 4:10-11.  If you are like me and you love receiving gifts, my guess is that you like people being intentional about the gifts they give you. They must have done their investigation before giving you the gifts. I usually love the thought that went into the gift more than the gift itself. I have received a couple of gifts that when I got to open with all the appreciation in my heart, I knew…

Day 2 – Secure the Bag

Bible Reading: Matthew 25:14-29, Luke 16:10-12 My mom has always loved crime thrillers and investigation shows. When I was growing up, she was a detective in her own making, and the crime scene was usually my site of freshly executed house chores. When I was younger, she’d come look in the corners after I’d swept and say, “If those Crime Scene Investigation people come to this house, they will check alllll these places.” Under the chairs, behind the cupboard and…

Day 1: Time Watch

Bible reading: Genesis 1  “Where did the time go?” This is a common phrase I catch myself asking when I have been up to something engaging while “there is no time” is associated with deadlines. These statements might come across like time is always running but when you need to wait for something important, 60 seconds can seem like a day.  Whichever side of the spectrum you fall (either having no time or too much time), you always must deal…

Day 5: Respark Your Expectations

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 you…

Day 4: Respark Your 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 that…

Day 3: Respark Your Focus

Bible Reading: Nehemiah 4:1-23 My dad always told me while I was 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…

Day 2: Respark Your 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. He’s probably…

Day 1: Respark Your Vision

Bible Reading: 2 Kings 6:8-20 Have you ever caught yourself thinking about how you would take your biggest chances in life? Say, for example, you got to address the United Nations General Assembly- what’s that one thing you would want to make sure you throw into that speech? Or that costume you would definitely wear? Or say you won a Grammy or a Nobel Peace Prize- what would you want to make sure you include in your acceptance speech? Was…

Do You Have What It Takes to Win?

Happy Fathers’ Day in arrears to men everywhere! We had an incredible time yesterday honouring the men of our church at our Fathers’ Day Services. It was a great moment to reflect, be inspired and receive a fresh spark of courage and audacity in the face of the very real battles that we all must face up to, even when we feel inadequate. When I think about it, there aren’t many things that I see leaving people incredibly motivated than…

Day 5- The Posture Police

Bible Reading: James 4:1-8, Proverbs 4:23 Did it happen to you, that it seemed like your African parent was intent on aggressively correcting your bad posture? Like, if they ever caught you slouching or walking around with a hunch in your back, they would tap you hard on your shoulders or slap the back of your knees if you were found standing incorrectly. As annoying as it always seemed having my mother police my posture, she always made sure to…