Posts by Simbo Odunaiya

Posts by Simbo Odunaiya

The Ever-Present God

Life can be very unpredictable without the grace of God.  Only God knows the plans He has for each of us and only His grace can reveal it.  We all pray and look forward faithfully to a life that is free of troubles. We know trouble will come, but we pray it will not overcome us.  When trouble comes, we immediately begin to look for a way of escape. One of the most common reactions in times of trouble is…

Fear Not, for I am with you – Isaiah 41:10

The one Bible Verse for us in this season is “Fear not for I am with you” (Isaiah 41:10).  Whatever the circumstances, whatever you are going through, fear not for the Lord is with you.  He is always present with us because He is an ever-present God. When we pray, we do not need to pray for the presence of God, we should rather pray that we will feel His presence.  There is never a doubt that God is always…

No Joking With His Words

The journey of life is full of many unknowns for the children of God.  Many will go to any length in order to have the ability of predicting what tomorrow holds.  Interestingly, because we know not what tomorrow brings, we act foolishly many times. Many times, I personally look back on my life history and just shake my head in astonishment at the many foolish things I have done.  Some of these things continue to show me the power in…

Sovereign God And The Mystery Of Disasters

It is hurricane season and, of course, it is that time to wonder why we have natural disasters.  No matter how many times I have convinced myself not to bother, each time a natural disaster occurs, I cannot but bother and wonder.  These feelings are compounded when we add the fact that some innocent folks get cut down senselessly by some deranged folks through mass shootings in the United States and folks in South Africa being killed by some miscreants…

He Has The Whole World In His Hands

Many of us who attended Sunday School as little kids grew up singing the song “He’s got the whole world in His hands” – a very melodious tune that has the capability of taking over one’s mind completely.  Even now, as old as I am, I cannot help myself each time I remember the song.  I find myself humming the tune beneath my breath for days at a stretch.  I sleep humming and I wake up humming.  The downside is…

Knowing And Being Known

I must say one more thing about the joy of being known by God.  There is no doubt in my mind that the idea of being known by God is a precursor to a lot of things that make our walk with God worthwhile.  Even as we strive daily to know God a little better, we find, as J.J Packer said in his book “Knowing God”, that what matters most is not the fact that I know God, but the…

He knows our needs; He sees our actions!

It can be kind of overwhelming to grasp or even think about the all-encompassing knowledge of God.  We get so stuck in this overwhelming mode that we fail to grasp or understand the import of this omniscient God for us, His children.  Last week I wrote about the fact that this means He knows my name and that the fact that God knows my name is a big deal for me.  There are so many more big deals that attempting…

He Knows My Name

One interesting phenomenon I have come to observe, both as a Christian and as a Church leader, is the level at which we are always seeking for something.  Yes, people are always in search of something. Either we are searching for healing, or we are searching for wealth, or we are searching for fame. Some folks are in search of a partner or in search of a job.  We are all always looking for something. This has made many folks…

Those Who Know Their God

I have come across several Christians, and not many of them, me inclusive, can vouch or say without fear that they indeed know God.  And it is not that we do not know God, it is that we do not know Him the way we need to know Him.  For example, I find that the kind of things I often think about are those things that Apostle Paul referred to as “dung” (Philippians 3:8).  Our preoccupation many times have to…

Renewing To Be Transformed

It has been a pleasantly revealing time of knowing God better, for us at Christ International Community Church (CICC), this year.  I say it is pleasant because I have personally enjoyed every moment of it. There is also no doubt that it has been revealing as God continues to show us a little more about Himself through the revelation of His words.  It has been a time of revival as many of us have woken up in the realization that…

Passing the Baton

Sunday, July 21st is children’s day at CICC; a day we set apart to get our children to take over most of the Service.  This is our own way of corporately doing what the Bible calls “train up your child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6).  You can also call it our attempt at “passing the baton”. A Church that does not get the children and the…

Still on the Goodness of God

The more one thinks about the goodness of God, the more questions tend to pop up in one’s mind.  Last week, we said even amid all the evil in the world, our God remains a good God. How do we know this?  Because the Bible tells us so. Yes, most of the things we know about God is what the Bible tells us. Then there are those things that the Spirit of God living in us also tells us.  God…
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