Mummy, I Don’t Want Jesus to Die

My son recently said those words to me, and I was amused because he’s not the only one who has felt that way.

When Jesus told his disciples that he was going to suffer, be killed and on the third day raised to life, Peter took Him aside and began to reprimand Him. “Far be it from you, my Lord,” he said. “This will never happen to you!”

In response, Jesus said, “Get thee behind me, Satan!” Why? Read more…

Christianity: Do You Know Whom You Have Believed?

Two of the most important phrases for me in the Bible are, “He is…” and “You are” where God is concerned, explicit or implied.

The words that follow these phrases are affirmations and declarations of the character of God as revealed through His prophets and His acts. Only when you know the God with Whom you have to do, can you truly and confidently say, “I know who I have believed, and I am persuaded that He is able…”

Here are just 20 things Scripture establishes about God:

  1. He is our God in Heaven, Jehovah Elohim Bashayim.

What Does the Bible Say About Minding Your Own Business?

Everybody knows there’s nothing commendable about being an amebo, but not many realise how dangerous it is or how strongly God feels about it. He is not indifferent to tatafo, and He tells us, at various times through different vessels, what we as His children should know about minding our own business. What does the Bible say about it? Read more…

What Does the Bible Say About Laziness?

It gives me no small comfort to know that regardless of what challenge I’m facing at any time, the Bible has something to say. From anger, to too much talk, sound counsel abounds in the Bible. It is not silent on the issue of laziness either. Is it merely a bad habit, or a potentially dangerous one? What does the Bible say about laziness? Read more…

7 Books of the Bible Most Christians Hardly Read

Perhaps it’s because they’re tiny, or perceived as less interesting than the much-read Major Prophets, poetic books, Gospels, and the longer epistles of Apostle Paul, but these 7 books rarely get any love. If you rarely ever (or never!) read these books, then perhaps this is the year you should plan to read with an open heart and listen to what God is saying. Check them out HERE.

24 Tiny Tips to Boost Your Prayer Life This Year

Last year, 221 followers of Christ voted in a poll I tweeted: “Where do you need to improve the most in 2017 by God’s grace?” Of that number, 39% voted prayer, 38% Bible reading/study, 15% life application, and 8% service/ministry.

I can certainly relate with the desire to pray more and pray better. Prayer is our lifeline to God, and all through Jesus’ life on earth, we see Him model the praying life.

Here are two dozen little tips that can make a big difference in your prayer life this year.

5 Reasons to Read Your Bible With The LA Family in 2017

Reading the Bible with The LA Family (LA- Learn & Apply) has been one of the most rewarding, life-changing experiences for me. Here are just 5 reasons I recommend it:

One: Food is better enjoyed with family, and this applies to spiritual food as well. You’d be hard pressed to find a more vibrant, loving, awesome family to read God’s Word with than The LA Family.

Two: The LA Family devotional rocks! As short as the devotional pieces are, they are rich, well-written, and applicable to real life. Then there’s the good ol’ memory verse we thought we left behind in Children’s Sunday School; seriously underrated, I tell you!

Three: Wonderful new friends! As a person whose real wealth is in people, I have The LA Family to thank for a couple of the dearest I now have in my life. Reading God’s Word with grounded, authentic, real and caring brethren has led to more blessings than I could have imagined.

Four: You read the Bible more when you read with The LA Family. When we were children we read one or two verses daily and that was okay, but as we grow in the Lord we need to build our muscles, and that requires taking in more. Are you grown enough to read one or two chapters of the Bible every day? You can’t know unless you try. Join us.

Five: You’ll grow by sharing. Yes, everyone in The LA Family gets to share what they learn from God’s Word, and that not only gives you a chance to be a blessing to others, the very process of preparing the “meal” (or small chops as the case may be) blesses you and causes you to grow, too.

You can join The LA Family on Twitter, Facebook, Whatsapp, or BBM; wherever it is that you feel most at home. Do visit the website and share your thoughts with me. Be blessed!