Posts by Tolulope Moody

Posts by Tolulope Moody

Day 20- Acts 20

Bible Reading: Acts 20 Meditation Focus: Firmly Focused Thoughts for Reflection: 1. (v1 – 24) The resilience of a Jesus follower is that whatever the journey brings, we are committed to finishing strong and seeing Jesus glorified. Am I in some way losing sight of this? Does the busyness of life and pressure of the immediate derail my big focus ? 2. (v 25 – 38) In his final thoughts, Paul leaves the believers with a few anchors that should matter…

Day 16- Acts 16

Bible Reading: Acts 16 Meditation Focus: All Things For His Purpose  Thoughts for Reflection: (v 1 – 15) The guidance of Holy Spirit is sometimes by the closing of doors, as it is by the opening of doors at other times. Do you still trust and affirm God’s ability to work, even when you don’t understand? (v16 – 40) Notice how God is comfortable to allow the devil and his affront to play a role in a beautiful God story…

Day 15- Acts 15

Bible Reading: Acts 15 Meditation Focus: Grace for all People 1. (v1 – 21) Notice how strange arguments arose against the simplicity of the gospel, hinged on people’s moral efforts to be in right standing with God. How can I stay continually reminded of my dependence on Jesus, rather than relying on my morality or efforts as my basis before God? 2.  (v22 – 35) A conversation that started out as a heated disagreement amongst the church leaders ended in…

Day 1- Acts 1

Bible Reading: Acts 1 Meditation Focus: The Empowerment That The Holy Spirit Gives Thoughts For Reflection (v 4- 8) What do I notice about the importance and inevitability that Jesus places on the Holy Spirit in the life of  a believer? Do I treat the Holy Spirit with such importance in my life? (v 12 – 14) What do I notice about the power and importance of an “upper room” company? Do I have such community in my life that…

Day 5- Assess God’s Faithfulness

Bible Reading: Lamentations 3:1-26 Have you ever been in one of those situations where it was hard to backtrack? Maybe you got in a ‘You said that-No I didn’t say that-Yes you said that’ kind of tussle with a friend. Then your friend remembers that the conversation in reference was over a chat and decides to scroll it out. Now you’re getting a bit nervous. Maybe I should have said, I really think that I said that. The chat can’t…

Day 1 – Assess Yourself

Bible Reading: James 1:19-27, 2 Corinthians 13:5-10 You’ve probably walked past some people before, and based on their appearance, you had to conclude that they don’t own a mirror in their house. Going to University and living among many other guys was very eye-opening in many ways. Some revelations were simple things like ways to get things done; while others were a bit more complicated. One of my big revelations as a new undergraduate was that a Compact Disc (CD)…

Day 5- The Wisdom of Following Jesus

Bible Reading:  Matthew 28:16-20; Acts 11:19-26 I remember when my wife and I had our first child, and then one day while taking a little walk with our two-or-so month old daughter, some overzealous street uncle walking towards us does that thing of tapping the baby’s checks and says ‘fine boy, how are you?’ Typical Nigerian parents then would usually then go ‘she said she’s fine, thank you’.   There were two reasons why he didn’t get any such response…

Day 4- The Wisdom of Focusing

Bible Reading: Matthew 14: 22-33 Have you ever used a cheat code? Isn’t it interesting what a cheat code can do for you? It’s amazing how a cheat code can make a game or task so much easier, and propel you way beyond the literal walk through that everyone else is entangled in and struggling with. Life is often very intense, with so many things calling for our attention, and if we’ll be honest, that’s a huge ask on us.…

Day 3- The Wisdom of Learning

Bible Reading: Mark 4:1-20; Proverbs 4:1-7 Which of these do you typically fall guilty of, when you have a contrary opinion in a conversation? A. Not waiting for the other speaker to end what they’re saying; you just interrupt and barge in with your thoughts B.  Waiting for the other speaker to end what they’re saying before speaking, but you really weren’t listening all the while- you’re were just arranging your points within your head and trying to identify loopholes in…

Day 2- The Wisdom of Growth

Bible Reading: Galatians 4 Growing up as a ‘last born’ came with its own peculiar challenges. And yes, shout out to all ‘last born’ children out there! I really think we have been largely misunderstood and misrepresented through all generations. There were errands and tasks that we were made to run without being given fair consideration. Maybe more painfully though, there are typical responses that we would be handed out without being heard out. Some of them hurt terribly. I…

Day 1 – The Wisdom Cry

Bible Reading: Proverbs 8 Were you ever called foolish in your growing up years? In my context, it was like a stab- a stab right in the heart. It hurt terribly. And to be honest, it really didn’t matter whether the allegation was grounded or not. Why would I be thought of as foolish? I felt like I would want to walk the dark lonely streets and cry out into the night ‘where is wisdom?! Where are you hiding?! Wisdom,…

Day 5- A Clarion Call To Audacity

Bible Reading: Acts 16:1-15 If you’re following the news about the build up to the general elections in Nigeria next year, there’s a trend you might have noticed among most politicians- nobody just gets up and decides to run for a political office. There’s seemingly an appropriate plot to follow. Here’s the typical narrative: you are not interested in the office or or even thinking about it until a group of youths starts to campaign for you and even use…