Saturday, 15 October 2016


As a son of God, most times I wonder and ask myself why God would answer the prayer of some folks on a particular matter and not answer that of other folks on the same matter. Now I was asking this questions in other to understand the mind of God on this matter. You see, when you are in a relationship with someone, you make efforts to know more about the person and some things when you enquire and delve deep into the person, the things you discover will either draw you closer to the person or repel you. In my case, the more I enquire of and know more of God, the deeper I am drawn into Him.
So He pointed me to a passage of scripture that I want to share with you:
Philippians 1:6 (NKJV)
Being confident of this very thing, that he who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.

And He asked me a question;
Daddy:            Who paid for your education?
Me:                 My dad.
Daddy:           Was there any time during the period of your studies that you lacked something?
Me:                 Yes.
Daddy:            What did you do then?
Me:                 I would either call home or send someone to my house to notify them of what I need and when I need it.
Daddy:           Would your dad respond?
Me:                 Yes, I would always get a response.
Daddy:           Was the response always positive?
Me:                Yes except if what I was requesting for was frivolous and he didn’t have money at the time to throw around then he will bounce my request and just send small pocket money.
Daddy:            So why did your dad always respond?
Me:                  Because he sent me to school.
At this point, my eyes lit up and I finally got it. It was my father’s responsibility to pay my tuition and buy me provisions and give me pocket money and ensure that I was comfortable because he was the one who registered me in school in the first instance. He had the option of letting me stay at home or learn a trade or something (lol) but he chose to send me to school. So my burdens and needs while there were solely his responsibility. And I was confident that he will always come through.
Thinking about it now, there is a huge probability that he might not have had money on some of the days that I sent someone to the house, however, because of his responsibility towards me, he would by any means possible make provisions for the things I required.

And God began to tell me that same thing applies with Him. If He began the work, He will watch over it to ensure that it is completed. And He said to me that what happens most times is that people will go and start something and then come to present it to Him in prayers after they had started out without recourse to what His opinion is on the matter. And even when He tells some that their project is not of Him, they are either too proud or stubborn to stop at that point, repent, count their loss and move on to His will for them.

That relationship you are in right now, that job, that business, the course you are currently doing, that project you are working on, who began the work?

And please, do not be in a hurry to answer this question, as your answer might mean that you may need to make a major life changing decision.

Next time, before you take that matter to God in prayer, I want you to first sit and ask yourself this question: WHO BEGAN THIS WORK, GOD or ME?

Thursday, 6 October 2016


Earlier today I was reading a post on social media and a woman was sharing how she was taking a ride with her children and she decided to listen to a sermon. And at the end of the sermon, her daughter decided to give her life to Christ. After the girl had given her life to Christ, she turned to her younger brother and ask him; ‘I have given my life to Christ, what are you giving to Jesus?’
The lady was struck by the question and it really got her thinking as it did me. What am I giving Jesus? I took out some time to answer that question for myself and my thoughts around it were quite informative and instructive.

What are you giving Jesus?
Some people are giving Jesus 1hr 30mins on Sundays and 1hr on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday depending on which day of the week your local assembly meets and service dares not exceed that 2hr mark.

Some people give Jesus 30secs when they wake up, 5secs before a meal and 3secs just before they go to bed.
Some people are giving Jesus a shopping list in the form of prayer points with conditions and timelines for delivery as if they are the boss to my Lord.

Some others are giving Him their wish list hoping that someone will miraculously “dash” them one or all the items on their wish list when they have not paid any attention to the leading of the Holy Spirit in their hearts.
Some claim to have given their lives to Chris but in the actual sense, there is a sharing formula involved. On some days Christ has their lives and some other days they take it back from Him.

So I pose the question to you, if you claim to have given your life to Christ, what exactly did you give Him? Did you give Him all of your life or some of it?