THE BLAME GAME iii

There is a clear line between taking responsibility for your wrong and blaming yourself. Taking responsibility would have you acknowledging you have done something wrong and push you to look for a solution or way forward but blaming yourself is continuous, it makes you dwell on the wrong and the possible scenarios. E.g the “what ifs” and “what could have been”.

THE BLAME GAME II.

“BLAMING GOD”. Before you gasp and cover your mouth in shock thinking “how can someone blame God?” I’d like you to know that you’re not innocent of this either. In times past, we have all faulted God for one thing or the other. We have blamed Him for the evil that has happened to usContinue reading THE BLAME GAME II.

THE BLAME GAME.

This is the first game ever played by mankind. It dates as far back as the beginning of time, in the garden of Eden. Adam was the first player, closely followed by Eve. (Genesis 3:1-13) In today’s world, the blame game is as good as normal and virtually every single one of us is inContinue reading “THE BLAME GAME.”

DEALING WITH DISAPPOINTMENTS.

As believers, how do we cope with this feeling? How do we deal with the feeling of being let down? Some people say a “coping mechanism” is to expect nothing; one can never be disappointed if he never had expectations. I however find this statement filled with loopholes especially for a Christian…don’t worry, you’ll soon findContinue reading DEALING WITH DISAPPOINTMENTS.

PURPOSE. 

I sat in church earlier this week meditating on a phrase the Pastor had just said; “fulfilling purpose”. Purpose, it’s a word we hear often in any setting where the word of God is being shared. But what does it really mean? Does a person have just one purpose? How can one know their purpose? WhatContinue reading PURPOSE. “

EXCUSE ME, I NEED YOUR PERMISSION.

How do you exercise your authority as a believer? Did you even know you have authority? The bible lets us understand that we have been given authority over the power of the enemy (Luke 10:19). It is something that we received from God through Christ Jesus. Certainly, there must have been a reason we wereContinue reading EXCUSE ME, I NEED YOUR PERMISSION.

 WAIT ON THE LORD.

“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” ~ Isaiah 40:31 KJV What does it mean to wait on the Lord? Often times in church or when we pick upContinue reading  WAIT ON THE LORD.

RELATIONSHIP OVER RELIGION.

The very basis of Christianity is relationship. Jesus did not come to establish a new religion when He came to earth rather, He came to reveal/ remind us of God’s original plan. In fact, the first place the word “Christian” was used was in Antioch. A group of people saw that the Apostles had aContinue reading RELATIONSHIP OVER RELIGION.

THE POWER OF KNOWLEDGE.

Knowledge is gotten from the root-word “know”. Hence, to have knowledge is to know. A saying goes “Knowledge is power” and it’s true because it is a very crucial part of living; those who know more than others tend to be those in position of power. The power of knowledge is not just limited toContinue reading “THE POWER OF KNOWLEDGE.”

3 NOT SO SCRIPTURAL PHRASES COMMON AMONGST BELIEVERS 2.

As mentioned in last week’s post, that a phrase is popular among believers does not exactly mean it is scriptural. We also came into the understanding that just because a thing is not outrightly a sin does not make it harmful to one’s spiritual growth. Here are three more phrases that we often say thatContinue reading “3 NOT SO SCRIPTURAL PHRASES COMMON AMONGST BELIEVERS 2.”

THE TONGUE: DECLARATIONS AND HOW TO TAME THE TONGUE.

Today’s post will explain to us more, on the needs to take caution while speaking. When speaking especially as a believer, you have to be very careful. Last week, we discussed how the words of a man could ensnare him and how the enemy is waiting for us to slip at every point in time.Continue reading “THE TONGUE: DECLARATIONS AND HOW TO TAME THE TONGUE.”

THE TONGUE: NEGATIVE CONFESSIONS AND WORDS OF THE MOUTH.

Have you ever sat down to think about what the saying, “There is power in the tongue,” means? Apostle Paul encouraged us to let our speech be full of grace. Chapter 3 of the epistle of James also emphasized the need to tame the tongue. With the mouth, we can sow seeds of discord orContinue reading “THE TONGUE: NEGATIVE CONFESSIONS AND WORDS OF THE MOUTH.”

WHY YOU NEED TO BE MORE APPRECIATIVE OF JESUS II

A lot of times, especially as believers, we say things like “thank God for Jesus” but only a few times do we actually ponder on how messed up our lives would have been without Jesus. To buttress the post of last week, this week’s post will also cover the reasons why Jesus is important to us asContinue reading “WHY YOU NEED TO BE MORE APPRECIATIVE OF JESUS II”

WHY YOU NEED TO BE MORE APPRECIATIVE OF JESUS.

I’m not talking about Jesus the footballer, I’m talking about Jesus the Savior. In this post, I’d be explaining why you need to be more appreciative of Jesus Christ but I can’t talk about that without giving you a background knowledge on who Jesus Christ is. Jesus Christ, as His name implies, is the Messiah.Continue reading “WHY YOU NEED TO BE MORE APPRECIATIVE OF JESUS.”

GOOD DOES NOT EQUAL GODLY.

Too often these days, people are getting comfortable with good in the place of godly. Take the marriage institution for example, many believers are marrying outside of the faith and hiding under the fact that “he’s a good man” or “she’s a good woman”. “He gives to the needy and is very principled”, “although sheContinue reading “GOOD DOES NOT EQUAL GODLY.”

MAKE YOURSELF AVAILABLE!

“Then He said to His disciples, ‘the harvest is plentiful but the workers are few’” Matthew 9:37. As a believer, you are called to a life of stewardship but how available are you for God’s use? With the rising, overly common passion to make more money, ride expensive cars and build huge houses especially atContinue reading “MAKE YOURSELF AVAILABLE!”

GET SERIOUS: HAVING AN INTIMATE RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.

Seyi and Bola have been “together” for a while now. They claim to be in love with each other. Once in a while they go on dates and sometimes, they talk for long hours over the phone. One day, Bola’s friend came to visit her and asked “has he asked you to be his girlfriendContinue reading “GET SERIOUS: HAVING AN INTIMATE RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.”

GET SERIOUS!

“These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.”  Matthew 15:8 The bible verse above describes perfectly, what unseriousness with God is. As a wake-up call to the body of Christ; the church and believers all around the world, I think its high time this message is passed across. IfContinue reading “GET SERIOUS!”

THE HOLY SPIRIT II

“The Holy Spirit illuminates the minds of people, makes us yearn for God, and takes spiritual truth and makes it understandable to us.” Billy Graham. As mentioned in the previous post, the Holy Spirit is part of the triune Godhead and He happens to be the acting force of God. That is, He is the channel throughContinue reading “THE HOLY SPIRIT II”

STAYING POSITIVE.

What does Christianity have to do with staying positive, you may ask. But there is lot that staying positive helps you achieve as a Christian. In fact, they are somewhat interrelated. With the degree of evil and depressing things happening all around the world today, the only One that could keep us looking up andContinue reading “STAYING POSITIVE.”

MAINTAINING PURITY.

“Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God” Matthew 5:8. If there is anything God glorifies, it is purity. Little wonder why the Messiah came through the Virgin Mary…she had a level of purity that God could work with. Even as humans, we tend to incline more, towards people with pure hearts.Continue reading “MAINTAINING PURITY.”

OLD THINGS ARE PASSED AWAY.

If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature. Old things have passed away, behold all things have become new. That is what the bible says in 2 Corinthians 5:17. The moment you accepted Jesus as your saviour, you became a new creature. That is, you became born again into the family of Christ.Continue reading “OLD THINGS ARE PASSED AWAY.”

DEALING WITH OUR WEAKNESSES.

In this post, I would like to use King Saul as a case study. Saul was envious and disobedient. He failed to put his trust in God and he let his weaknesses get to him. Many of us could have been living a better life but for the weaknesses that hold us in the bondageContinue reading “DEALING WITH OUR WEAKNESSES.”

SELF-CONTROL.

Lack of self-control leads to multiple sins and is a major cause of many sins. The person who lost that job after misspeaking did not lose it because his or her “village people” were behind it. The person lost it because she/he lacked self-control. It’s easy to dictate to someone and ensure they do thatContinue reading “SELF-CONTROL.”

IMPATIENCE.

If there is one thing that has been a major constitutor to the nuisance going on in the world, it is impatience. Two drivers are arguing on the road because one of the two has bashed the other’s car. He was in a bid to overtake the next person and then ran into problems. YoungstersContinue reading “IMPATIENCE.”

ANGER.

It is not a sin to get angry. Jesus Himself, got upset in Matthew 21:12-13 when He saw the people buying and selling in the temple and extorting money from each other. His anger was permissible as it was because of the disrespect the people had towards God. However, in all of this, He managed the angerContinue reading “ANGER.”

PRIDE.

“Pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit, before a fall” Proverbs 16:18. The end result of pride more often than not, is destruction. Why? Because it’s wired to work that way. A proud person is provocative to fellow humans and rejected by God. As I have said, one too many times, God would neverContinue reading “PRIDE.”

HYPOCRISY.

If there’s one thing we’re sure of that God hates, it’s hypocrisy. Jesus dealt with other types of sinners gently but when it came to the Pharisees who were hypocrites, He was a little harsh. Really, it can be frustrating to see someone pretend to be what they’re not but as Christians, we need toContinue reading “HYPOCRISY.”

BLASPHEMY EXPLAINED.

The issue of blasphemy is one topic in the Bible that has been given multiple interpretations and has been a source of confusion to many Christians. When we read through the bible, we learn it is an unforgiveable sin (Matthew 12:31; Mark 3:27-29). However, that same bible tells us that the blood of Jesus blots awayContinue reading “BLASPHEMY EXPLAINED.”

5 TYPES OF PRAYERS YOU SHOULD NOT PRAY FROM THE NEW YEAR GOING FORWARD

Actually, you should stop praying these prayers from now. Christianity requires a lot of learning, relearning and unlearning. The bible tells us in Ephesians 4:23 and Romans 12:2 that we are to subject our minds to constant renewal by the Spirit. Formerly, some certain kinds of prayers were okay to pray but, in this dispensationContinue reading “5 TYPES OF PRAYERS YOU SHOULD NOT PRAY FROM THE NEW YEAR GOING FORWARD”

THE POWER OF GOD II

As a follow up to last week’s post, I’d be sharing with you, more details about the power of God. If you are ever caught up in a negative situation, call on God. He has the power to turn the most negative situation into a positive one. He can bring out good from an entirelyContinue reading “THE POWER OF GOD II”

THE POWER OF GOD.

Sometimes, when we are not constantly reminded of a thing, we are likely to forget about it. In the type of world we live in now, we tend to be easily preoccupied with its challenges and pleasures that we forget the magnanimity of the power of God. This is a reminder to someone today thatContinue reading “THE POWER OF GOD.”

THINGS THAT GOD DOES NOT WANT YOU TO BE IGNORANT OF AS A BELIEVER.

When you live in ignorance, you live in darkness. The sole weakness of man is cluelessness. Clueless as to whether this new job is good for you, clueless of what your significant other is doing at the moment, clueless of your very tomorrow. And the devil has taken this as a leverage. He is onContinue reading “THINGS THAT GOD DOES NOT WANT YOU TO BE IGNORANT OF AS A BELIEVER.”

TO LOVE OR TO HATE?

Text: Matthew 5:43-48 AMP. Love in this context (this post) does not refer to the emotion rather it refers to agape love, an unselfish love that seeks the best for others. The type Jesus has for you and I. This post comes as a reminder to us of the kind of love that our saviorContinue reading “TO LOVE OR TO HATE?”

GRACE IN COMPARISON WITH THE LAW

“Tell me why you are bent on being under the Law, do you not listen to what the Law really says”? (Galatians 4:21). This post comes as a follow up to the post of last two weeks on Grace. Whenever grace is mentioned, the Law is more than likely to be mentioned as well. So,Continue reading “GRACE IN COMPARISON WITH THE LAW”

THE POWER OF PRAISE.

HAPPY NEW MONTH EVERYONE, MAY THIS MONTH BE A MONTH FILLED WITH PRAISES TO GOD FROM YOU IN JESUS NAME. Not many people have even the slightest idea of how important it is to give praises to God. For so long, the power of praise has been underestimated. We place faith and prayer on highContinue reading “THE POWER OF PRAISE.”

“MAY THE GRACE OF OUR LORD…”

More often than not, in Christian gatherings and ceremonies, after the closing prayer comes the grace. When we are asked questions that we have no definite answer to, we go for the default ‘by God’s grace’. And why does Apostle Paul keep mentioning the grace of God? The bible even lets us know that theContinue reading ““MAY THE GRACE OF OUR LORD…””

TRIALS AND TOUGH TIMES.

“When things don’t go right, go left”, they say. But what happens when you’ve gone left and right and up and down but it all seems to be yielding the same result? I’ve got two answers for you, depending on your category. If you happen to be an unbeliever, your solution is Jesus. Everything isContinue reading “TRIALS AND TOUGH TIMES.”

FAITH.

Happy new month everyone! I pray this month is filled with many blessings from God to you in Jesus name. For the past weeks, every article on this blog has made mention of the word faith. Even in church gatherings, from audio messages and the likes, the word faith is always reoccurring. Maybe you’re thinking ‘what is itContinue reading “FAITH.”

JESUS SAVES.

Salvation as we know it, is not just having our souls delivered from the eternal damnation it was set for. It means to be saved and a person can be saved from different things. However, the type of salvation found in Christ is not like that in the world. Jesus Christ saves and saves completely.Continue reading “JESUS SAVES.”

UNANSWERED PRAYERS.

Some days back, I had had a conversation with a friend who said she always felt as though God doesn’t answer her prayers. She said that when it came to the prayer requests like “wake me up tomorrow morning Lord as I sleep tonight” He answered but, when it came to others like “help meContinue reading “UNANSWERED PRAYERS.”

AN INTRODUCTION.

Hello, Welcome to Faith + blog : ) This is a blog that focuses on things of the Spirit. From frequently asked questions to challenges encountered on a daily as Christians to what Jesus is telling those who are His and basically all other faith related topics; this blog covers it all. I chose toContinue reading “AN INTRODUCTION.”