Posts by Simbo Odunaiya

Posts by Simbo Odunaiya

I Am God’s Masterpiece

“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago” – Ephesians 2:10.  Wow!  This is one of those statements from the word of God that always makes me go, wow! If the Bible did not say it, I am not sure how much of it I would have believed that I am God’s masterpiece.  When I was young, I could not have believed…

Grace To Be Fruitful

Circumstances of life can turn otherwise strong individuals into weaklings.  Whenever we are in the valley of our situation, things we have learned to do so well before become seemingly impossible tasks. It is however at this time of weakness that our faith calls us to remain fruitful.  This is a struggle.  How do we maintain fruitfulness in our weakest moments?  How do we maintain fruitfulness when we are on the verge of losing all our strength?  We must remember…

In Spite Of Adversities

We read in the Bible about the men of Ephraim who turned back on the day of battle even though they were armed with bows (Psalms 78:9).  This is akin to giving up when things get tough even though we are well equipped to overcome.  A great irony, considering that these are descendants of Ephraim, a name that means “God hath caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction” (Genesis 41:52).  It is quite easy to give…

We Are Overcomers

These days, because of the uncertainty that pervades everywhere, simple questions like “how are you?” can elicit different kinds of responses, many of them quite interesting.  As people of faith many of us are used to answering that question by saying “the Lord is in control”.  One can however see through the demeanor and manner of response that we are not sure.  I read about a guy who was asked that simple question and the response was “I am in…

The Power Of Testimonies

We all have a story to tell and our stories are our testimonies.  So, everyone has a testimony.  May I ask then, what is your story?  It does not have to be a story of adversity to be a testimony. Sometimes the way we live gives a testimony even without uttering a word.  It gives a testimony about the God we serve; it gives a testimony about our faith.  For example, what would people say about us if an occasion…

Trusting God

We have all heard it said many times, especially in seasons of difficulties, that we should trust God.  Trust God, they say, and He will come through for you.  There is no doubt that we need to trust God otherwise we will fall into that pit of ceaseless worrying.  For me as a person, I have long understood the fact that I have no alternative but to trust God.  When we go through some life events, we tend to learn…

The Future Orientation Of Faith

We have been going through the book, “Loving God With all Your Mind” by Elizabeth George in our Bible Class.  In a recent Class we dealt with the Chapter that teaches us to become faith-oriented in all our actions. The author teaches us that to become faith-oriented we must in all circumstances cling to the Word of God and the promises in them.  We must remember what the Word of God says, pray the truth of the Word, and pray…

Leaning On The Promises Of God – The Anchor For Our Souls

I am guessing that age is beginning to catch up with me, as standing for a long time without some support is becoming more difficult.  The first time my mind went there, my first reaction was oh my God, I am getting old.  You know old folks are always looking for something to lean on.  Some of them use walking sticks and for some others they need way more than a walking stick because their physical bodies are giving way…

Lord, Come Now

Certain things happen and we immediately realize that these things are beyond our power.  That is when many of us begin to look for God.  Although God is always there and He wants us to find Him, there is something about the way we are wired that causes us to seek Him only when we are at the end of our ropes.  For some of us, we realize our need for God’s help very early in life, but still we…

Time Alone With God

It was not too long after the Covid-19 induced stay-at-home order when my wife and I realized that staying at home all day has a way of giving appetite you never knew you had.  One day I was eating essentially every two hours.  There is no doubt that this kind of eating all we can eat could be detrimental to our health.  Soon enough we made the decision to walk together every evening.  We started gradually, walking about three miles…

The Profit of Loving God With All Your Mind

We have been studying the topic of “Loving God With All Your Mind” in our Bible Study Class for some weeks now using the text book written by Elizabeth George. During the course of our studies, we have addressed several topics including, “Training Your Thoughts”, “Winning Over Worry”, “Pressing For The Price”, and so on. But why is our mind so important to God that He spoke about it in several passages in the Old Testament like Deuteronomy 6 all…

Keep On Keeping On

You see, we all fight battles.  For some people it is a battle with our weight, while for some others it is the battle of addiction, and yet for others it is a financial battle.  These issues seem to be with us always and it is always like we cannot get rid of them.  There is however a battle that is more deadly and that is the battle for our minds.  This battle is usually a battle between our spirit…