The Shepherd’s Blog

The Shepherd’s Blog

Pastor Simbo’s writes weekly blogs that inform, inspire, encourage and teach.

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…

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…

Loving God With All Our Mind

On behalf of every one of us at CICC, I welcome you to yet another weekend of Renewal and Re-dedication at CICC.  For us at CICC this annual program is about taking stock of our walk with God, taking note of things that could be done better and renewing our covenant to walk with Him all the days of our lives.  The program this weekend is tailored to lift our spirits, to strengthen our body, and to encourage us to…

Living For Our Mansions

The news of people dying in recent times has just been overwhelming.  It does not really matter if the death is as a result of the deadly Covid-19 virus or due to any other reason.  The impact is the same.  The sense of loss we usually feel is immense, especially when the departed souls are relatives, friends or close acquaintances.  These deaths however help to bring to our consciousness the inevitability of death.  When people close to our age begin…

Children: A Wonderful Blessing Of God

Children are special, a special gift from God, that is.  We bear children, not only because we love children, but because God calls His people to “Bring forth godly offspring.”  Somehow God has also motivated us to realize that children are a blessing.  So, those who do not have them yet pray to have their own.  Ironically, in this American society, there are some folks who consider children as a nuisance, misery, and grief.  But Psalm 127:3-5 says, “Children are…

Our Victory Is In Jesus

Left, right, and center the news we hear these days are not palatable. Out of nowhere you just hear that an old classmate has passed on. Sometimes the relationship is even much closer than that. In this season of pandemic, you will be hard pressed to not know anyone who knows someone who has succumbed to the evil hands of this virus called Covid-19. So, when this disease comes this close to home, the battle becomes personal. Our prayer always…

Gathering With Gladness

I was glad when they said unto me, let us go into the house of the Lord (Psalm 122:1).  There is no doubt that my gladness knows no bounds today as we gather together in the Church one more time.  This is surely a gathering of gladness.  Today we take a first step to fully return to our Sanctuary to worship our God.  It is a tentative step, but it is a good step, nonetheless.  Tentative because we are not…