Posts from 2021

Posts from 2021

Christmas: A Season Of Overflowing Love

Christmas Day 2021 has come and gone, but the Spirit of Christmas is still with us.  In many hearts Christmas is not just a day but a season.  A season of joy, happiness, and manifest love. Christmas is the season when abundant love flows freely in everyone’s heart. In fact, the Christmas season is a time of overflowing love.  Love suddenly comes alive at Christmas as if it is a gadget that can be switched on and off.  It fills…

Recognizing The Dignity In God’s Children

The Christmas season has always been a time of manifest joy and hope.  The people of God rejoice in the great celebrations of the birth of our Lord and Savior.  He is not only the reason for this season, He has also come to rekindle hope, living hope, in the hearts of His people.  The Christ we celebrate came into the world heralding joy and peace as He came, even as He was born in a place meant for raising…

Give And It Shall Be Given To You

There is one subject I always like to avoid talking about, money.  This is not because money is not important in Christendom, but because of how it has become the main focus of many in Christendom.  And I know what the Word of God says, “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs” – 1 Timothy 6:10.  I do…

Still A Season Of Gratitude

The annual Thanksgiving this year has moved on and the Christmas season is moving in.  Yes, it is a season of giving thanks.  As we move from the Thanksgiving Holidays to the Christmas season and finally to the dawn of a New Year, there is always this urge to thank God.  We all suddenly realize that only grace has kept us thus far.  We suddenly realize that being alive to celebrate these once-in-a-year festivities is a blessing from God and…

I Thank My God For You

Naturally at Thanksgiving, we take stock of all the great and wonderful things that the Lord has done for us and we thank God for them.  It is usually an inexhaustible list of God’s goodness and mercy.  We serve a God that is always Good, and so we see that in every plan and step we make in our lives, God is there doing good.  We have more than enough reasons to be thankful for what God has done for…

Misnaming And Arrogance

There are many consequences of misnaming.  Even for the most unassuming, when we misname people or call people a derogatory name, there is usually a hint of arrogance involved.  Yes, without really saying it, there is an “I am better than you” in that subtle misnaming. When we, Christians, deal with people that appear “lost” to us in an arrogant, overbearing way, it pushes them away from our faith when all the chips are down.  In the meantime, in our…

Is Name-Calling A Virtue?

There is a phenomenon in this modern day that has continued to amaze me.  Go to any of the social media outlets and you find on the average, that a high number of people who engage in name-calling also have large followership.  Many folks love the former President because he does not hesitate to call names whenever he feels like it.  In fact, the trend seems to suggest that name-calling is a virtue.  In fact, what I have noticed is…

There Is No Time

One thing we are very good at doing is making plans.  Some folks are quite effective at implementing their plans while others suck at it.  There is really nothing wrong with making plans.  The Word of God says “write down this vision and clearly inscribe it on tablets, so that a herald may run with it” – Habakkuk 2:2.  To run with a vision we need a plan.  The tragedy of a plan is the one that is done without…

The Strength Of Our Identity

Still on the issue of identity and the power that resides therein.  Knowing that I am a child of God, and I am loved by Him is the bedrock of my faith.  Knowing that I am loved by God, not because of what I have done, but because of who I am, because I am His child is the substance that living faith is made of.  The Bible tells us in John 1:12 that “to all who received him, to…

I Know Who God Says I am

One song I have come to love very much is “I know who I am” by Sinach.  There is this affirmation of the relationship we have with God in the lyrics that is soothing and assuring.  I also find that the songwriter kind of concludes that the knowledge of oneself as a result of knowing who God says I am.  “I know who God says I am, what he says I am, where he says am at, I know who…

Only God

Someone sent me a video this week of a well-known motivational speaker who was talking to an audience about friendships and relationships. I called her a motivational speaker because very often her talks are not based on the Word of God.  I must confess though that I find a lot of her talks very interesting.  In this one she was talking about how one needs to move on and find other friends the moment you become the most successful among…

Give Life To Your Pastors In Encouragement

This week, Pastors in many churches are being appreciated by their congregants.  Most will be appreciated with money or material gifts, which is awesome.  We show our appreciations of people and situations mostly by giving material gifts.  Pastors could however use a lot more than material gifts.  Pastoring a Church or Ministry in general is never easy.  If it were just about writing and delivering sermons, gifted writers and orators will make Pastoring a stroll in the park.  It however…