• WALKING IN A MANNER WORTHY OF THE CALLING

    WALKING IN A MANNER WORTHY OF THE CALLING   I remember reading the book of Timothy some years ago, when I came across the passage where Paul said, “No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him” 2 Timothy 2:4  ...

  • WALKING IN GOOD WORKS

    Yesterday, I heard the sad news about the passing of Captain Sir Tom Moore, a Second World War veteran who raised over 30 million pounds for the NHS. Sir Tom was 99 years old when he embarked on his mission “to raise £1000 for NHS Charities Together by walking 100...

  • SEATED WITH CHRIST IN HEAVENLY PLACES

    In 2018, Odelia and I visited Ghana for a couple of weeks. We had a great time with family and friends. Jeremiah particularly loved the attention he was getting from his grandparents, aunties and uncles. Whilst in Ghana, we were invited to a church service to worship and celebrate God’s...

  • HAPPY NEW YEAR: AN AUTHENTIC FAITH

    Every New Year comes with excitement of God’s blessings with renewed hope for a better future. Some have a new year’s resolution to live and eat more healthily. Others hope for a new job or a promotion at work. Some would want to be better parents, while others may simply...

  • ENTER BY THE DOOR

    On my prayer walk this morning, I noticed a car with its rear door (boot lid) opened. It was so early in the morning that I doubted the owner had left it opened on purpose with the aim of returning to it. I was reminded of the morning I woke...

  • SUBSTANCE OVER EXPERIENCE (THE GOOD NEWS OF CHRISTMAS)

    A few months ago, I watched an old interview of Jeff Bezos (the founder of Amazon) from 1999. In the interview, he was asked about his business model and values, and one of the points he kept stressing on was the importance of customer experience. Amazon has built a business...

  • WHAT GOOD CAN COME OUT OF 2020?

    Every new year, we all have great expectations of what the days and months ahead would offer us. Each year, we hope to make it better than the previous year. We anticipate better relationships with family and friends, better discipline and a healthy lifestyle, a more prosperous and fruitful year,...

  • CONTENTMENT IS GREAT GAIN

    In a consumerist world where we are bombarded with adverts to lure us in buying things we probably can do without; contentment is great gain. Over and over again, we are encouraged by scripture to be people who value a life of contentment. In Proverbs 15:16-17, Solomon said, “Better is...

  • A HAVEN FOR THE RIGHTEOUS

    When I came to faith and started reading my Bible, I found it fascinating when I came across lyrics of Christians songs taken from scripture. It was so refreshing and encouraging to know that the songs I had sang and loved were inspired from those passages. This week, while reading...

  • GIVING BACK TO THE GIVER

    Since lock-down, I have taken the responsibility of doing the family’s food shopping, and I must admit that I am enjoying it. I now have the privilege of buying some treats for myself (sometimes all finished before I get home!) and for the children. A couple of weeks ago, I...

  • LIVING IN HIS PRESENCE

    I have been reading through the book of Ezekiel and I have been awestruck by the glory and majesty of the Lord. I was reminded of how great, awesome, and mighty our God really is. When the prophet was given the vision of the Lord God sitting on his throne...

  • BE STRENGTHENED IN THE LORD

    I can recall the first time I became a dad and experienced waking up several times at night. It was a total shock to my system as prior to that, I had never had my sleep disrupted several times before. I woke up physically and mentally tired, and it was...

  • THE BLESSING OF OBEDIENCE AND FAITH

    I have been reading through the Gospel of Luke again, and the more I read, the more I am in awe of Christ Jesus. I marvel at his courage to lead and teach the many people that followed him. He was confident in his teaching, even in the face of...

  • WHAT DO YOU HAVE?

    During the lockdown, there has been several times I have noticed my son Jeremiah to be bored although he has lots of toys in his room. Sometimes, telling him to go and play with his toys could even seem to him like a punishment, whereas I would have loved to...

  • THE POWER OF REPENTANCE

    I have recently been reading through the book of Kings, and one of the consistent behaviour patterns of most of the kings after Solomon was their tendency to sin and turn away from serving God. Some of the kings of Israel who weren’t even of royal descent, meaning, they had...

  • WAITING ON THE LORD

    As you may all know, our son Joshua was born on Saturday the 18th of April; and it’s been such a joy to finally hold him in my arms. Odelia and Joshua are now home and are doing well. Thank you all for the prayers and the anointing needed for...

  • THE BLESSING OF SEEKING THE WELFARE OF OTHERS

    Two weeks ago, I went food shopping for the family, and for the first times since I have been in the UK, I noticed empty shelves in the supermarket. Tesco and Sainsburys in Didcot had run out of some essential food items and products due to panic buyers. I had...

  • TRUE SECURITY: HAVE AN ETERNAL PERSPECTIVE

    One of the privileges of our modern world is that, we have structures and systems in place to safeguard us from deep shocks which would have left devastating effects on our society if we lived over a century ago. While this has been a blessing, it has also created a...

  • COMMITTED TO THE LITTLE

    A few months ago, I joined the gym as I felt quite sluggish and out of shape. The week I joined; I noticed another fellow about the same age as me who had recently joined. We were both struggling to exercise, and it felt somewhat comforting to know that I...

  • HAPPY NEW YEAR – BETTER DAYS AHEAD

    This morning, my dictionary app started me off with the definition of twenty-twenty. It read, “Twenty-twenty, “keenly or acutely perceptive”, as is often remarked of the advantages of hindsight, has its roots in vision”.   Reflecting on our past is always good, as we can look back with gratitude, seeing...

  • PEACE IN THE STORM

    Reading through the Gospel of Luke, I was reminded of the time that Jesus and his disciples made their way on a boat to Gerasenes (Gadarenes). The passage says that as they sailed, “a windstorm came down on the lake, and they were filling with water and were in danger”...

  • THE BLESSINGS AND HURDLES OF DRAWING CLOSER TO GOD

    We have many encouraging scriptures about God’s blessings, protection and love for those who delight in worshipping Him and seeking Him. James 4:8 says, “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you”. The passage reminds me of my son struggling to fix his toy and calling out...

  • HELP MY UNBELIEF – THE STORY OF ZECHARIAH

    In the Gospel of Luke, we are told of the story of Zechariah the priest and his wife Elizabeth who were said to be godly and ‘blameless’ in accordance to God’s commands, yet had no children. Similar to Abraham, the narrative says that they were advanced in years, implying they...

  • THE SPIRIT AND THE MIND OF CHRIST

    There have been times in my life where I have wanted to know the true intent and thoughts of another, be it someone I love or someone I have fallen out with. The curious questions like, do they love me as I love them? Are they thinking about me? Are...

  • LAVISHING IT ALL ON CHRIST

    In all four Gospels, we are told of the woman with the alabaster flask who broke it and poured out the expensive ointment on Jesus. Some of the disciples who saw what happened thought, ‘what a waste’, since the ointment was said to cost more than 300 denarii (Mark 14:5),...