On Pilgrimage 

With the little I have seen, I come to conclude that there are two kinds of people.

The wise ones, and the others (whom I choose to call the ordinary ones)!

Every pilgrim knows that he is only in a place on pilgrimage, and is expected to return to his original country.

However, the wise pilgrim knows that even on his pilgrimage, he must not ply any route that doesn’t lead homeward.

“Pass the time of your sojourning here in fear:” (1 Peter 1:17)

“Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;” (1 Peter 2:11)

The wise ones arrive well, but one cannot be sure if the others will finally make it home.

Fellow Pilgrim, do not claim wisdom, prove it! 

Good morning.

Word First, Word Feast 2017

I’ll like to welcome you again into 2017.

We begin by pursuing a seemingly quiet, yet important instruction for us as we progress in the year.

After a series of discourse, and admonitions, John the beloved concluded his first epistle this way:

 Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen. (1 John 5:21)

By calling them children, John was simply recognizing, and reminding them of their integration into God’s family.

Our forefathers visited shrines in worship of their idols, but it looks to me as though, the shrines have come in, unto us.

The New Living Translation better puts our reference scripture.


“Dear children, keep away from anything that might take God’s place in your hearts.”

The question tonight is this: What is threatening to take God’s place in your heart?”

We shall return to further tomorrow, by God’s grace. 
Good evening.

#HumbleBeginnings 

We ought, also to know that days of #HumbleBeginnings are days when we must add value to ourselves.
Everyone is busy, but we must not be too busy to add values to ourselves.
David was not introduced to the pa

lace because Jesse was an influential chief, or because he was the last born child of a poor family.

It wasn’t ‘nigga’, a special haircut or an imported accent, neither. 
What introduced him to the palace was this:

One of the young men spoke up, “I know someone. I’ve seen him myself: the son of Jesse of Bethlehem, an excellent musician. He’s also courageous, of age, well-spoken, and good-looking. And God is with him.” 
1 Samuel 16:18 Message Bible.

First, he played the harp, and was skillful.

Then he built up courage. 

But most importantly, secure God in the days of #HumbleBeginnings.
 

Any musician can be skillful, but there’s immeasurable difference, if God is with you. 

May The LORD grant you space to add the right values, and even more Grace to walk with Him. 

We shall return later in the day to continue on #ChristmasStories16
Good morning.

#HumbleBeginnings DAY ONE: Evening 

Have you ever been misunderstood because of your position, or lowly office? 

I do remember that when David got to the valley of Elah, his brothers concluded that he was too insignificant to be relevant in the fight against Goliath. 
You remember, how in 1 Samuel 17:26-28, Eliab misunderstood his intentions of trying to help. 

If David were a general in the Israeli Army, would Eliab have asked him to keep quiet?
Yet, God gave victory to the nation, through this unknown young lad

Where an army couldn’t succeed, a boy became Victor. 

#HumbleBeginnings definitely has its share of unfair circumstances, but all things are working together, to result in your increase. 

May The LORD encourage you, in the days of your lowly beginning. 

It’s still #ChristmasStories16
Compliments. 
Good evening

#HUMBLEBEGINNINGS. Day One: Morning 

The biggest things around didn’t begin that big.

The largest mansions began with a piece of brick. 
Whether giant or dwarf, biology teaches that we all began as a cell.
Even the biggest of trees grew from a hidden seed.

Imagine how easy it would have been, for Herod to locate Jesus, had He been born in a mega teaching hospital?

#HumbleBeginnings may display a tiny start, but definitely not an insignificant end.

We shall return later, to look at our experiences that may denote #HumbleBeginnings. 

Welcome to #ChristmasStories16
Blessings, and peace. 
Compliments

#ChristmasStories16: The Burden 

About six years ago, as I listened to Pastor E.A Adeboye, he made a statement before he began his teaching, that is of great importance as we pursue #HumbleBeginnings this year. 

He said “Anything that starts too big is only likely to decrease.”

That struck me well.

So when we came to know that our focus text this year shall be

Micah 5:2 

But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.”

We tagged it #HumbleBeginnings. 

Our LORD’S path to glory began in the lowly manger. 

And maybe we may be right to think that shepherds took his delivery. 

A small beginning doesn’t mean an insignificant end, if indeed God is with us.

Our sharings shall border around David, the young shepherd boy, who God made king o’er His people. 

May The LORD teach us, grant understanding, and send us special, specific, and definite words.

Do feel free to share, without request for permission. 

The LORD bless you. 

So we see tomorrow. Good evening.

#Excerpts from #ChristmasStories15

“GOD will bring HIS plans to fruition, but we must commit ourselves to HIS plans. Angels can only deliver messages, they can’t birth ‘The CHRIST’. GOD demands our availability!

A man may be prepared and not available. Preparation for use in GOD’s agenda is not always enough, we must be available.David was prepared to kill Goliath and deliver Israel, but he had to be available at the battlefield to do that.
Now another case, a man may be fit, available, and yet unwilling! Jonah was fit, available,but unwilling! So you see, above all preparation, GOD demands our availability and willingness.”

#ChristmasStories16 begins tomorrow. 

#HumbleBeginnings. 

Trust God alone.