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Be Modest

Years ago, at a research training, I met a lovely woman who left me with the most beautiful two words ever. They are, “Be Modest”.

I never saw her again as we work in different fields and countries, but she taught me a lot. Being modest in your life and dealings with others does not mean you have opened up the channels for everything and everyone.

Modesty is a word that teaches you to see life with a kinder lens where you meet people at the micro-level. It is going below your ‘high’ standard to recognise that people are different, and there requires you to treat them in the same way you want them to treat you. You cannot succeed in your dealing with those in your world if you don’t put forward the characters of our Lord Jesus Christ, and that’s where comes in the aspect of being modest.

It merely is humility.

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Please, Shall we Pray.

International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace

Dear Lord,

You go beyond our feelings, our thoughts, and our prayers. We love you, Lord, for who you are and not because of what you will do for us.

Your name is higher. You are powerful. You are the ultimate incomparable. You are God alone. Before we exist, you are. You are unshakable, unchangeable, irreplaceable. You are who you are, and no one else can take your place.

Be exalted, dear Jesus. We adore you and worship at your feet.

We love you, Jesus Christ

Nous t’aimons beaucoup Jésus-Christ.

Wir lieben dich sehr, Jesus Christus

te amamos mucho Jesucristo

a nifẹ rẹ, Jesu ọwọn

tá grá againn duit, a Íosa

In you alone, we find our worth, value, dignity, and above all our Peace. In good and bad moments you have proved you apart is our Giver of life. Therefore, Lord Jesus Christ, please teach us how to love you more. It is when we genuinely love you that we can master the true essence of Peace. We need you because we need your Peace that outweighs all human imitation.

We cannot celebrate a day of multilateralist and Diplomacy for Peace without recognising this pandemic has taught us how man is capable of destroying his fellow humans.

Father, there can never be any peace if you don’t bless us with yours. The social injunction for symmetry is worthless and temporal. Please, Lord, give us peace in our homes, our communities, our regions, and our nations. Come and bless us and mesmerise us with your Peace so we can testify to the world of your goodness upon our lives.

In Jesus mighty name, we have prayed, amen.

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Please, Shall we Pray.

International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace

Dear Lord,

You go beyond our feelings, our thoughts, and our prayers. We love you, Lord, for who you are and not because of what you will do for us.

Your name is higher. You are powerful. You are the ultimate incomparable. You are God alone. Before we exist, you are. You are unshakable, unchangeable, irreplaceable. You are who you are, and no one else can take your place.

Be exalted, dear Jesus. We adore you and worship at your feet.

We love you, Jesus Christ

Nous t’aimons beaucoup Jésus-Christ.

Wir lieben dich sehr, Jesus Christus

te amamos mucho Jesucristo

a nifẹ rẹ, Jesu ọwọn

tá grá againn duit, a Íosa

In you alone, we find our worth, value, dignity, and above all our Peace. In good and bad moments you have proved you apart is our Giver of life. Therefore, Lord Jesus Christ, please teach us how to love you more. It is when we genuinely love you that we can master the true essence of Peace. We need you because we need your Peace that outweighs all human imitation.

We cannot celebrate a day of multilateralist and Diplomacy for Peace without recognising this pandemic has taught us how man is capable of destroying his fellow humans.

Father, there can never be any peace if you don’t bless us with yours. The social injunction for symmetry is worthless and temporal. Please, Lord, give us peace in our homes, our communities, our regions, and our nations. Come and bless us and mesmerise us with your Peace so we can testify to the world of your goodness upon our lives.

In Jesus mighty name, we have prayed, amen.

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Please, Shall we Pray.

International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace

Dear Lord,

You go beyond our feelings, our thoughts, and our prayers. We love you, Lord, for who you are and not because of what you will do for us.

Your name is higher. You are powerful. You are the ultimate incomparable. You are God alone. Before we exist, you are. You are unshakable, unchangeable, irreplaceable. You are who you are, and no one else can take your place.

Be exalted, dear Jesus. We adore you and worship at your feet.

We love you, Jesus Christ

Nous t’aimons beaucoup Jésus-Christ.

Wir lieben dich sehr, Jesus Christus

te amamos mucho Jesucristo

a nifẹ rẹ, Jesu ọwọn

tá grá againn duit, a Íosa

In you alone, we find our worth, value, dignity, and above all our Peace. In good and bad moments you have proved you apart is our Giver of life. Therefore, Lord Jesus Christ, please teach us how to love you more. It is when we genuinely love you that we can master the true essence of Peace. We need you because we need your Peace that outweighs all human imitation.

We cannot celebrate a day of multilateralist and Diplomacy for Peace without recognising this pandemic has taught us how man is capable of destroying his fellow humans.

Father, there can never be any peace if you don’t bless us with yours. The social injunction for symmetry is worthless and temporal. Please, Lord, give us peace in our homes, our communities, our regions, and our nations. Come and bless us and mesmerise us with your Peace so we can testify to the world of your goodness upon our lives.

In Jesus mighty name, we have prayed, amen.

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Jehovah Sees

When in 1993 Lionel Peterson and his gospel band sang the song Peace, little did he know we would need the assurance from its textual form. A quick click on the weblink or turning on the TV or radio brings nothing but frightening stories of countries after countries locking down.

“Jehovah is ALWAYS here! Stop panicking and go to Him.”

Apart from the physical manifestations of the Covid-10, the Coronavirus is causing psychological traumas in many people’s lives, in particular, the most vulnerable. They are those who venture into panic buying. Likewise, they have to panic over everything and by the end of this pandemic, they are most probably going to bear the long term brunt of it all.

The ultimate question is, is there any need for that? Is there any way for these people to manage their stresses and protect themselves from these catastrophic events? Oh yes, there is ONLY ONE WAY. God! He is our help in these present times of trouble, and His word will not be washed aside. His support equally means He is our Peace. It is written; Jehovah is our Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6), and He is our VERY HELP in chaotic situations like this Covid-19.

What is ravaging our world, and tearing it apart can simply be curtailed by God. A look to the left or the right proves that the Lord is the Peace we need. It is not the mask or the sanitisers that you and I need. God is who we need.

Shalom

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God’s Appointed Time

“Your journey is unique”

The story of Ruth began with unhappy tales that end well. A marriage to Mahlon was necessary for Ruth for her to get to her destiny. There was no child between them, and worst of all, Mahlon died within the space of ten years after his father’s death. If Ruth had not married Mahlon, she would not have met Noami who would later be her spiritual matchmaker to meeting Boaz. That was Ruth’s happy ending.

Jehovah, alone, decides the direction of our lives. Take, for example; Joseph suffered for thirteen years before his dreams came true. David waited for so long to take the throne, and he was always on the run, hiding from his opponent. For divine reasons, something or someone stood in their ways of breakthroughs for decades until God’s appointed time. These blockages were crucial to prepare them for their future successes. The tighter they became amidst their trials, the stronger they were when they finally took hold of their destinies.

I don’t know what you are going through right now. Likewise, you’re right to say I have no idea of the overwhelming ordeals you have, which now seem interminable with the current pandemic. Irrespective of what you have or what are your circumstances, do not hesitate to remember you are not forgotten. In a time like this, you will get to a point where you will think God is no longer there for you. At this point, pause to think about Ruth, Joseph, David and many people who had passed through periods of severe uncertainty, and came out stronger. Hence, you must not give up. Hang in there!

Shalom

Unto Him …


Who can do all things beyond our wildest imagination. To the Supernatural Incomparable God, the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, the One and Only, the Beginning and the End. Unto Him be all glory, honour, power, and majesty, both now and forevermore, Amen.

The Power of Water


The undeniable power of water cannot be overemphasised or underestimated. This becomes evident in the discourses about climate change, where topics regarding flooding, seas level rising, and all sorts of damage water are causing. Water is the life-giving force of human existence. To recognise that beneath the earth is water is something we must appreciate. And we see this when we dig the ground to source water when we plant our fruits and vegetables; engage in several activities that will fetch us water. Our acknowledgement of the invaluable power of water is enough to teach us how to honour Jehovah throughout our lives. It will also teach us how to respect and preserve our water use, for, without it, we cannot survive. When we leave the shower taps running and wasting water, we need to think about the privilege of having it. We equally need to think about those who do not have enough clean water to use for their daily lives. Amen.

The Unwise Christian


It takes wisdom to do the right things. It takes godly divine wisdom in understanding the principles of Christ. Likewise, it takes ignorance in living a life void of Christ. A Christian can claim to be a Christian without actually knowing the profound truth of the Word of God. A child depends on an adult for support, whereas an adult is independent enough to carry out tasks unless they have disabilities. It becomes problematic seeing any abled adults still depending on others for practically all of their needs. This applies to any Christian who lacks the understanding and knowledge of the resounding power of God and how they can maximise it for their lives. Such a Christian is an unwise one who needs to step out of their infancy to adulthood.

Closing the Final Chapter


Man’s death is the proof of Jehovah’s undisputed superiority. Man’s final day on earth depicts his frailty in the face of their supposed personality. Maintaining that profound understanding that from dust we came and to dust we return should be enough for any sensible person that living with Christ is the only way. Our chaotic world, littered with nonstop images of violence, corruption, individualism, unthinkable happenings, pains and suffering, are sufficient to draw us closer to the Almighty. Christ’s death is not for nothing. He knows how things are right now and how they will be next. We live just once, and after that, we must go. None of us has any power over death. The good news is that Jesus Christ alone has that power. We will live on forever with Him even after our mortal bodies are done. But it is also easy to miss out on spending eternity with the Lord if we ignore Him right here on earth while we still have the chance to make things straight. There is hope for the living, but there are no more chances for the dead for restitution.


Breaking Through



There are different kinds of doors. Some are so light that a kick is enough to get them down. However, some cannot be easily removed, broken, or replaced because of their high quality fabricated material. It will take another super machine to break through these solid doors; otherwise, it might be best to slip through if there are openings beneath them. I believe no solid doors will carelessly permit any tiny spaces underneath for safety purposes such as against fire. This is why knocking seems the appropriate way by which the owner of the door will let you in. Knocking means humility to get through. You violate the rules of life when you use a bulldozer to break down the door that won’t open at your command. And you might finish up in a prison for that crime. However, knocking depicts your humbleness and the willingness to corporate with the person behind that door. You are knocking because you know there is something by far best behind that door that will alter the course of your life forever, positively.
So, are you ready to knock?

Priceless Truth


What else is what holding onto in a world where the truth is hard to get by? We live in a time where many people are not ready to accept the validity, and some are ready to twist what is considered to be truthful and turn it around for their selfish purposes. It is in the same world that every Christian is forced to make a personal decision about their stand regarding their faith.

The CV of a Christian-Loser


Rome was not built in a day, which means every step towards success requires a new forward movement. Every stride will eventually lead to the final destination. What does not move will not reach a point, and that means if you do not strive to break out of your stagnancy, you cannot step up. Losers love to come up with lots of excuses why things are not working for them. Losers love to blame others for their failures. And many of these losers are Christians. The Christian who depends on miracles will wait until Jesus comes, and no one knows the date of the Lord’s coming. Miracles become active through hard works. It is one thing to believe in something; it is another to work towards achieving that something. Get up and get out of your laziness. Do not depend on welfare state money to get by the day; otherwise, you will waste your God-giving talented life.

The Wait that Worth it


A journey without the Spirit of God will be full of rocks, storms, and missteps. No matter how fast you may get to your destination, you will know whether you have carried God along with you or not.
A journey with the Holy Spirit is a no-hurry journey that can take longer than you expected. This is deliberate to teach you the virtue of patience. What matters is the final outcome, and neither the beginning nor the middle.
Why not keep on praying while you wait?

In the Foolishness of Mind


When Christian believes they know it all, it is when God shows them their vanity. It is similar to thinking of knowing the exact date of Rapture. It is better to accept that there are others ahead of us who are wiser than we are rather than we thinking we are better than others. This is pure humility. Think of why the dullest people achieve distinction in their exams while the most talented failed. Think of why the ugliest ones are the richest while the most handsome are the poorest people on earth. Exhibiting weakness in diverse endeavours does not necessarily mean exactly that. It is learning to rely on Jehovah’s Grace to pull through life. Yes, it is worth it. Yes, it is good depending on Him than on one’s self intelligence.

The Christian Cost of Integrity

Every action comes with a price. Fairness, within the shallow space of this daunting world, demands utter sacrifices. As Christians, there is no better response to living like Christ than living a life full of integrity how we treat others and expected them to reciprocate in return. But what if they don’t? What happens when we cross the border and instead choose corruptibility?