My sincere apologies for my inconsistencies these past months, I will try to adjust. I want to thank all my readers for reading and for those who have given me their feedbacks, you are appreciated greatly and I am indeed grateful.
I want to wish ‘Tosin Akingbulu, ‘Dayo Ibironke, Oluwakemi Ojabodu, Motunrayo Osuntuyi, Chisom Chris-Nwoji and Pearl Omotoyinbo (the sweetest and the most humble girl I know) a happy birthday arrears. Furthermore I would like to congratulate my fellow girlfriends on their being engaged: Motunrayo Osuntuyi, Oreoluwa Owoeye and Oluwakemi Ojabodu (hmmmmn, the guys are wising up and grabbing the available proverb 31 women),
I am so happy for you girls, you have no idea!!!! I also want to use this avenue to wish a girl I know who grew up to be a woman of Valor, God’s lady Job (the part where he was proud of Job o; she turned out to be someone I respect from a distance and up-close; Happy birthday to you Iruka Obi.
I am not going to use my “state-of-the-nation” space to discuss what is happening in Nigeria or the world in general, however tempted I am. I just want one thing: SAY A PRAYER FOR NIGERIA AND YOUR COUNTRY IT IS HIGHLY NEEDED.
As usual Easter came with all the thoughts that is attached to it, but this was different; I really wanted to know what or who the man who was so innocent, his death cleaned the world out of sin. This man I am talking about is: the man called Jesus Christ!!!!
I have read about people coming, and even powerful people going but I have never read about anyone as selfless as Jesus Christ, yes, that same one who died for his killers.
It was never done before, the angels were extremely excited, the father’s son coming down to earth! What love is this? The one who knew the end from the beginning was coming to start from the beginning to the “horrid” end he had already seen, he was going to die for the most-unappreciative set of people in all creation: the LOST MAN, that is vital information but I don’t want to dwell on it, but want to watch his lifestyle to understand who he was/is.
He was a man who understood his purpose right from the offset, he knew why he was on earth and didn’t have time to dilly-dally, he went straight to building the momentum for THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE. He did what he had to do but not without compassion, tsk, it was compassion that led him to earth in the first place. He made me understand that the Most High God is principled, yet merciful, fearless, yet compassionate.
He could very well have let Peter continue fishing fruitlessly and approach him to be his disciple much later; He could have preached repentance without having to accept the “perfumed” feet washing from Mary with the alabaster box; he could also have talked on and on about being a just God without having to let the woman caught in the adulterous act go unstonned; oh yes, he could very well have talked about faith without performing the diverse miracles he performed. Better yet, he could have let Peter swim to him rather than walk on water and still preach about faith. My point: he lived a life of example throughout his stay on earth.
As Christians are we really living a life of example? Are we mirroring the Christ-like features that we got our name from? I don’t think Jesus Christ would have taught about forgiveness and keep malice/hold grudges, yet he died unashamedly for us. I don’t think Jesus Christ would have preached about our body being the temple of the Father and have allowed the temple to remain ridiculed. My question this month is that are we who we really say we are? Or are our cores like that of the Pharisees and Sadducees and we disguise ourselves in redeemed-by-Christ faith? Can we lay hands on the sick be healed through the Christ they see in us or are we so diluted that there’s no difference with those who haven’t received God’s redemption package and us?
Like the recent broadcast I sent to my blackberry contacts; that was inspired by the woman with the issue of blood brought to my mind via: Nicole .C. Mullen’s one touch (press): if Jesus was in our day and you touched the hem of his garment; would it work for you or will your story still be like the numerous people who even fell on him? While like most of you, my answer would have been a ready yes, until I realized the farce of a faith I had until God taught me and rebuilt my faith! So I am asking you this question again: if Jesus was in our day and you touched the hem of his garment; would it work for you or will your story still be like the numerous people who even fell on him? I want you to genuinely check your faith level; because God’s strength is made perfect in your weakness.
In conclusion I would like to ask; when last has your life been an advertisement for Christ? I am not talking about wearing a “Got Jesus?” top (which is a good concept) but when last has your life reflected Christ so blindingly that people are moved to know your God? As Christians, we face different challenges in life, we also are given different opportunities to cause an uproar in heaven (when a soul is saved there is celebration in heaven), instead of seeing it as an awkward moment, let us use our meeting the “unsaved” individuals as a form of evangelism. I pray that the Holyspirit will give us insight, fill our mouth and actions with the right words and minister one at a time to unsaved souls.
There’s definitely going to be a volume two or should I call It a sequel to the man called Jesus
The heat here in Lagos, Nigeria and the sting is enough to remind me that HELL is very REAL
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