Ceteris Paribus – All Things Being Equal

My college degree is in Information Systems. I love computer systems. As an IT professional, I have found that my edge comes from my understanding of how systems work. Because I understand the system's processes end to end, I am easily able to decipher when something is wrong, and what the "culprit" is.   What it takes others 3 hours to fix, I can fix in 3 minutes, because I know how it should work - all things being equal. In order for me to know how things work, I have to spend time going through the manual and ensuring that I not just memorize what is going on, but that I also understand it end to end. My college professor, Jerry Flatto taught me to "play with the system", [...]

How To Show Christ Like Love to Others

There is the story of an old man named Sam, who lived with his daughter. Sam became a Christian in his latter years and became the joke of his friends who could not help but laugh that "Old Sam had got the religion". Sam upon his conversion, studied the Bible day in and day out, bursting out in intermittent shouts of joy as he read through random passages. One day, his daughter approached him and asked him to keep his shouting on the "down-low" because she was having some friends over. In fact, she was going to put him in the attic, confiscate his Bible (which makes him shout for joy), and instead give him some geography books, so he could be quiet. Old Sam sat up in the attic [...]

2017 – What An Opportunity For You

Dust was in the air that early 2012 evening as the Sun crept slowly into the horizon, dodging and side stepping behind the Ogun State clouds. The anticipation in the atmosphere could be felt by all and sundry as a sea of humanity descended to the auditorium for the beginning of a meeting called Holy Ghost Convention. I could not help but notice the vast presence of cell phone towers delivering efficient 3G internet speeds. These towers were not available the last time I was here, about 8 years ago. I further observed that less than 1% of the congregants had regular access to the internet via mobile devices. I thought, what if all these people could plug in and participate in the mobile (iPhone, Android, Blackberry) internet as we [...]

What Did He Die For, When He Died For You?

I received recently, via Twitter, a question from one of my disciples. He said: Today I read the Bible scripture of Matthew 27. That Jesus could save himself but didn't, why? In my opinion before it (crucifixion) happened, Jesus told it to Judas, who in turn betrayed Jesus. Jesus knew before he crucified himself. He could run away from that awful situation. My answer to him was quite simple: Yes, Jesus could save Himself. But if He did, you and I will not be saved today. He chose to die so we could live. There is sin on earth and: ...the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."Romans 6:23. He didn't run from that awful situation, though he could, [...]

The 3G’s of Evangelism

Evangelism - the preaching or promulgation of the gospel; the work of an evangelist. - Dictionary.com Are you sensing a call to evangelize, yet you do not know how to start? Below are 3 steps to evangelizing. I call them the 3G's of evangelism. 1. Grow: There is a reason you are asked, in an aircraft, to put on your Oxygen mask first before helping your child. You cannot give what you don't have. If you don't have Oxygen, you can't give Oxygen to your child. If you are not filled with the Holy Spirit, you cannot give the Holy Spirit to others. So the first step towards evangelizing, then is to GROW in your relationship with Christ. How do you do this? By reading the Bible daily and meditating [...]

Are You a Genuine Christian?

There is the beautiful story of a man, Justin who went Antelope hunting with his friend Aki. Aki was a born again Christian was was not ashamed of his faith and had  constantly talked to Justin about giving his life to Christ. Justin was a very good marksman.  Justin and Aki took their positions hiding behind a bush close to a herd of Antelopes. The Antelopes knew the hunters were there and so did not come out to the open field. "Let me show you a trick," said Justin to Aki. He then proceeded to bring out a peculiar looking flute and started to play it. This flute sounded a lot like a baby Antelope crying out for its mother. Aki started protesting, "No, you can't do that, you can't [...]

3 Tips That Will Help You Persevere

The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people.” ― Randy Pausch I once had a manager who, it felt, was out to make my life miserable. Ever had one of those? You see, he was a micro-manager who needed to know all you were doing, how you were doing it and why you were doing it. He operated a system that always took and gave back nothing in return. Over time, I started learning how to counter his system and [...]

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