WHAT ARE YOU WEARING??

Can you put on something you are ashamed of? Can you hide something you have already put on? What are you wearing?

A lot of people are very conscious of how they look outwardly, how their clothes look, their face and all thus the essence of the mirror. All these self conscious attitude is a natural phenomenon common with all men.

But there is a consciousness that is not of outward self, rather a consciousness of spirit. Just as you are conscious of how you look outwardly you ought to be much more conscious of how you look inwardly because you see that inward man is actually the real you. Your outward man is not the real you, it’s only a casing for the real you.

The inward man has two kinds of wears: a) the old man b) the new man

For a long time we have put on the old man fashioned after ‘deceitful lusts’

(Ephesians 4:22-24) -“22that ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; 23and be renewed in the spirit of your mind; 24and that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.”

The brand of that wear called the “old man” is “deceitful lusts”. It’s high time to take off that old man because it smells, it’s outdated, it has no value and it is a lie, it is deceitful. It only makes one filthy and unworthy, and value-less.

Christ came to hand over to us the new man fashioned after righteousness leading to holiness. You can only see God when you wear that “new man” for scripture says “without holiness no man will see the Lord”. The brand of the ” new man” is “righteousness leading to holiness”

This wear called “new man” is so pure, so fashionable, so comfy, so attractive, how can you not afford to wear such an expensive, infact invaluable wear. There is no wear on earth, (name the latest designer’s wears) that can come close in superiority to this wear called “new man”, they can’t even be compared really.

Just as you can’t put a price on the blood of Christ so you can’t put a price on that wear called “new man” for Christ is the new man that we ought to wear on a daily basis. It simply means your life ought to give expression to the natures of Christ Jesus.

How can I get this wear called “new man”? All you need to do is accept Christ Jesus as your Lord and savior, surrendering all to him, asking him to cleanse and wash you in His blood and then going further to learn his ways through his Word. For his Word is that mirror that we need to check if our inward man is looking alright. (James 1:22-25)

When last did you check the mirror? It’s not too late to check again, just open those pages of the scriptures and make the necessary adjustments.

Wow! Now you look stunning! That mirror of the word is the perfect plug for your beauty!

#unashamed #thegospelofchrist #newman

LOVE, THE EXCELLENT WAY

We are in an era of Love. Scripture tells us that God is love, and the only proof that we know God, is in our love life. For we know that we have passed out of death into life because we love the brethren! Wow, that’s a powerful scripture

1John 3:14

 14We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.

1John 4:7- 8

Dear friends, let us love one another for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.

Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love.

God has called us to a life of love, any other way of living is anti-christ because Christ came to earth to show us God’s love.

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son, that whosoever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life(John 3:16).

1John 4:9

This is how God showed His love among us: He sent His one and only son to the world that we might live through Him.

We see from this scripture that Love is Life. God’s Love is God’s Life. So if you can express the God-kind of Love you are living the God-kind of life.

And we know that the God-kind of Love is not just about buying nice things for people, taking people out, giving out your possessions,etc. The motive for doing those things is what matters. You can do those things with a selfish motive, either for recognition, to make a name etc, that is not God’s Love. God’s Love is not self-ish.

The God-kind of Love is a life of sacrifice. Love is not about feelingos but about self-less sacrifice.

God’s love is not selfish and what this love does is that it makes us less conscious of our self, our needs and desires, rather giving others preference over ourselves. Scripture says we should prefer one another to ourselves.

1 Corinthians 12:31

31But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.

1 Corinthians 13:1-8

 1Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. 2And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. 3And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing. 4Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, 5doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; 6rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; 7beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. 8Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. 

This God-kind of Love described in the above scripture is the excellent way. Any other way aside the God-kind of Love is a crooked way that can lead us into walking in error.

You want to be free from walking in error in order to walk in truth you need to walk in love daily.

To examine your love walk 1Corinthians 13:1-8 is the perfect scripture.

God is calling us to a life of Love, heed to this call and God will envelope you with His presence and grace.

God’s Love is God’s Life. Live in it and walk in it always.

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Happy New Year Fam❤️❤️❤️

2020 IN RETROSPECT

WHAT A YEAR!!! I really don’t know where to start from. Just reminiscing on this year that’s about to end leaves me in a roller-coster of emotions.

There’s a lot to write about regarding the events that took place in the year from beginning to the end and every detail in between. The fact that you are still alive, alive to see the end of 2020 is sufficient reason to give thanks.

Consider it, the events that occurred is enough to make one lose heart, but God kept us strong. Yes, there may have been negatives but we can’t deny the positives present as well.

There were times of pain, frustration, loneliness, sadness, fear, discomfort, hopelessness, discouragement, but somehow God gave us strength to keep hope alive.

I’m grateful to God for my family, pastors and leaders, friends, brothers and sisters in Christ, and everyone I got to meet in this year,for the gift of life, sound health, my blog, in fact there’s so much to be grateful for. I can’t say thank you enough!

This year taught me that if we want to thrive in life we must keep learning. It taught me to take risks. It taught me the power of relationships or community, it taught me consistency and transparency. In all, 2020 made me strong.

There’s a lot God has in store for us in 2021, it may not all be a smooth ride but it is one that will surely bring out the best in us and those around us. Looking forward to a new year with a lot of hope and expectations, looking forward to a better me(you) and looking forward to what God wants to do in and through me(us). Happy New Year in Advance ❤️. See you all in 2021. Much love.

REALITY VS TRUTH

It was a sunny afternoon, on the Eve of Christmas and there I was feeling frustrated, stressed, worried, annoyed. I couldn’t pin point a specific reason for that, or maybe I was just reacting to the transition phase I am currently in, from dependence to independence. Things just weren’t really going as I envisaged. I felt peace-less.

As I walked down the road, some thoughts sprung up in my head and here’s what it was about:

Things may be going on in your life right now that’s contrary to what you expect, contrary to what God wants for you and it actually appears real. It appears real that you are not doing well financially, socially, academically, mentally, emotionally and what have you. The fact that it appears real certainly doesn’t make it true. Reality and truth differ.

The devil is the master of deceit and his wiles always appear real, you can see it, you can feel it, but that’s not the truth. Scripture says he is the Father of lies, he lieth from the beginning of time- that’s his work. And his aim is to cause you to fear by making ‘FEAR’ (False Evidence Appear Real). His aim is to deceive you, thus putting you in a state of self-defeat which leads to doubting God.

What is the Truth?

The only truth about your life is what God says about you in His word. What has God said about you (your finance, health, academics, emotions, social and physical well-being etc)?.

You need to come to a knowledge and an understanding of that Truth of God’s word concerning your life inorder to expel the lies of the devil. You meditate on that word and you pray with it. Scripture says, you shall KNOW THE TRUTH and THE TRUTH SHALL MAKE YOU FREE. It shall make ‘free'(false realities eternally expelled), it shall destroy ‘fear'(false evidences appearing real).

Whatever thing that’s going on with you right now that’s contra-scripture just know that it’s the devil’s trick to make you doubt God, it is a lie, therefore go and find out the truth in God’s word about your life and you shall be eternally free.

This insight gave me rest and peace going into Christmas. It truly was God’s Christmas Gift to me-His word that brought rest and peace.

LIFE IN NYSC CAMP II

On the 10th of November, the NYSC camp, Ogun State hosted a myriad of personalities scattered across the nation, from various socio-economic, cultural and religious backgrounds.


I felt a bit tense coming to camp- after being indoors for a long while, and now being thrown into a whole new experience that involved meeting new people from different back grounds was something to think about.


On arrival, Covid-19 tests were conducted, baggage screening and several registrations took place. I was deemed fit and harmless to participate in camp activities.


Without much ado, we were immediately thrust into camp life with parade activities commencing on that same day of arrival. These soldiers were not there to play.


They ensured that the NYSC motto was stamped on our hearts which is- discipline and humility through the different rigorous activities and the regimented way of living that kidded not with time.


I remember there was a particular damsel that caught my eye on that very first day, she seemed to understand all the marching commands in next to no time, her marching was top notch, when asked to command us she was flawless, and boy! did she have the legs for marching lol.


And trust me, I did not hesitate to introduce myself. She was one of the first females I met in camp.


I met a lot of amazing individuals in camp. Meeting new people was one of the reasons I enjoyed camp. Some of them by name or nick names lol are Iyanu, Bisi, Mariam, Northist, Gigi, Presh, Michelle, Ore, to mention but a few.

Shout out to all my Platoon 6 guys, all my roommates, to my editorial crew and my SDGs fellows.


Being involved in various activities on camp helped me unravel locked up potentials within and overcome fear.