Monday, 26 May 2014

Get rid of that pain, before it gets rid of you!

By now, you would have heard of the 22 year old student, Elliot Rodger, who killed in total 6 innocent people in America  due to the pain he felt over being rejected by some women. 

According to the BBC, he had a manifesto published online, which showed  he was born in London and spent the first five years of his life in Sussex. In his own words, "This was a time of discovery, excitement, and fun. I had just entered this new world, and I knew nothing of the pain it would bring me later on,"

Unfortunately he was unable to deal with his pain and ended up killing innocent people and causing their families and his, great pain. People who are in pain often end up causing innocent people pain. You will agree with me that many of us have suffered (or are still suffering) one form of pain or another. Some of us were abused when we were vulnerable, others were abandoned, rejected, humiliated, treated unkindly, ridiculed, denied justice. Still others are mourning the death of a loved one or the ill health of another. 

Saturday, 24 May 2014

The threat of Knowledge part 2

Just like I wrote the other day on the threat of knowledge, the enemy is not happy when we begin to
desire to gain knowledge. Just like the Boko Haram group doesn’t attack students in Quranic schools, the devil doesn’t bother with those who do his will, who choose to remain ignorant of God. 

He is angry with those who have the guts to search for the truth about God. So don’t be surprised when you encounter all kinds of discouragement when you try to become a more knowledgeable Christian. Know it’s the old serpent, doing his best to deter you. 

Before we proceed further you must know this: you have the Almighty God on your side who has already won the victory for you through Jesus! You are more than a conqueror! Therefore no weapon formed against you shall prosper. No matter how hard the enemy howls at you, you will prevail. Greater is HE who is in us than he that is in the world. You are a winner even before the battle begins.

Thursday, 22 May 2014

The threat of knowledge

By now the whole world has heard of the abductions of girls from a secondary school in Chibok, a town in Borno state in Nigeria. This is not the only time Boko Haram has attacked a school.

They had slaughtered 59 male students in Buni Yadi in February and had attacked schools in Mamudo and Gujba towns killing more than a hundred teenagers. Like their name suggests, western education is sinful. But why?

You see, these terrorists realise that the moment these kids become educated, they would be difficult to brain wash.

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Pleasant surprise!

On Sunday, I learnt a wonderful lesson on “Let go and let God.”

My husband and I were in church with our boys. After the service, I was famished! Being a breastfeeding mom of an always-hungry baby, I was desperate for food or a drink at least. 

It seemed like a God-sent opportunity when I realised there was free food for all church members provided by a couple who had dedicated their baby that day.

But my husband said we should go home. I was like “what?!” I tried to reason with him, but he insisted.

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

The power of one

Have you noticed that in most action movies, there is usually just one hero? The other day I watched a movie, ‘Olympus has fallen’ and it reiterated how powerful just one person, courageously committed to a vision, can be.

So often in life we wish to do something positive, change a situation, but we are afraid to try because we are alone. We look around hoping someone will encourage us, we expect people to applaud us for going on a peaceful mission or for bringing about change, but often we see no one, we hear no applause.