40 Scripture Meditations for Exam Seasons

God asked me to do this. I’m always very careful about saying things like that but for this I am sure that he asked me to do it, cause He said it many times to me and they were emphasis on the exact number. When I first heard 40 I thought it was too much but my Spirit did not allow me to reduce it. For me, this year is a year of exams. I have two major professional exams and I know that God wants me to do this for my success and peace of mind but I also know that this is not only for me. God cares about you and your success in exams too. That’s why he persuaded me to put this list together. Note that these verses are not just a read and go list, they are for meditation and meditation is an active process.

/ˈmɛdɪteɪt/ verb

To focus one’s mind for a period of time, in silence or with the aid of chanting, for religious or spiritual purposes or as a method of relaxation.

It is a spiritual exercise, so your mind must be there. Chew the word. And say it out loud. You don’t have to impress anybody, you can mutter it to yourself. As long as you are building up your spirit this way I’m sure a miracle is inevitable. If you want, you can make it a 40 day journey of meditation and when it’s over you begin again till you’re done with your exams. That’s probably what I will do. It is my prayer that by meditating on God’s word and his intention for us, we will come back with testimonies of outstanding success in Jesus name. Amen.

God bless you!

No matter what question the king asked or what problem he raised, these four knew ten times more than any fortuneteller or magician in his whole kingdom.

Daniel 1:20 GNT

Blessed and worthy of praise be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms in Christ,

Ephesians 1:3 AMP

The Lord was with Joseph, and he [even though a slave] became a successful and prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master, the Egyptian.

Genesis 39:2 AMP

Pour out all your worries and stress upon him and leave them there , for he always tenderly cares for you.

1 Peter 5:7 TPT

Yes, God is more than ready to overwhelm you with every form of grace, so that you will have more than enough of everything—every moment and in every way. He will make you overflow with abundance in every good thing you do.

2 Corinthians 9:8 TPT

But let all my true friends shout for joy, all those who know and love what I do for you. Let them all say, “The Lord is great, and he delights in the prosperity of his servant.”

Psalms 35:27 TPT

Never doubt God’s mighty power to work in you and accomplish all this. He will achieve infinitely more than your greatest request, your most unbelievable dream, and exceed your wildest imagination! He will outdo them all, for his miraculous power constantly energizes you.

Ephesians 3:20 TPT

For our fathers did not possess the land [of Canaan] by their own sword, Nor did their own arm save them, But Your right hand and Your arm and the light of Your presence, Because You favored and delighted in them.

Psalms 44:3 AMP

Jesus responded, “What appears humanly impossible is more than possible with God. For God can do what man cannot.”

Luke 18:27 TPT

God is my savior; I will trust him and not be afraid. The Lord gives me power and strength; he is my savior.

Isaiah 12:2 GNT

The Lord will bless everything you do.

Deuteronomy 28:6 GNT

Every good gift and every perfect present comes from heaven; it comes down from God, the Creator of the heavenly lights, who does not change or cause darkness by turning.

James 1:17 GNT

But if any of you lack wisdom, you should pray to God, who will give it to you; because God gives generously and graciously to all.

James 1:5 GNT

I can do all things [which He has called me to do] through Him who strengthens and empowers me [to fulfill His purpose—I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency; I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him who infuses me with inner strength and confident peace.]

Philippians 4:13 AMP

What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?

Romans 8:31 KJV

Let us be bold, then, and say, “The Lord is my helper, I will not be afraid. What can anyone do to me?”

Hebrews 13:6 GNT

but He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you [My lovingkindness and My mercy are more than enough—always available—regardless of the situation]; for [My] power is being perfected [and is completed and shows itself most effectively] in [your] weakness.” Therefore, I will all the more gladly boast in my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ [may completely enfold me and] may dwell in me.

2 Corinthians 12:9 AMP

but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory [as conquerors] through our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Corinthians 15:57 AMP

But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us spreads and makes evident everywhere the sweet fragrance of the knowledge of Him.

2 Corinthians 2:14 AMP

Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah.

Psalms 68:19 KJV

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord , thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

Jeremiah 29:11 KJV

“Be strong. Take courage. Don’t be intimidated. Don’t give them a second thought because God , your God, is striding ahead of you. He’s right there with you. He won’t let you down; he won’t leave you.”

Deuteronomy 31:6 MSG

As for these four children, God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom: and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams.

Daniel 1:17 KJV

Behold, I am the Lord , the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?

Jeremiah 32:27 KJV

I, your God , have a firm grip on you and I’m not letting go. I’m telling you, ‘Don’t panic. I’m right here to help you.’

Isaiah 41:13 MSG

And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord , which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.

Exodus 14:13 KJV

O Lord our God, let your sweet beauty rest upon us and give us favor. Come work with us, and then our works will endure, and give us success in all we do.

Psalms 90:17 TPT

For we are His workmanship [His own master work, a work of art], created in Christ Jesus [reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, ready to be used] for good works, which God prepared [for us] beforehand [taking paths which He set], so that we would walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us].

Ephesians 2:10 AMP

I know that I will live to see the Lord ‘s goodness in this present life.

Psalm 27:13 GNT

Trust in the Lord . Have faith, do not despair. Trust in the Lord .

Psalm 27:14 GNT

I have better understanding and deeper insight than all my teachers [because of Your word], For Your testimonies are my meditation.

Psalms 119:99 AMP

Do not be afraid—I am with you! I am your God—let nothing terrify you! I will make you strong and help you; I will protect you and save you.

Isaiah 41:10 GNT

Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord , and whose hope the Lord is.

Jeremiah 17:7 KJV

Do not be anxious or worried about anything, but in everything [every circumstance and situation] by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, continue to make your [specific] requests known to God.

Philippians 4:6 AMP

When you pass through deep waters, I will be with you; your troubles will not overwhelm you. When you pass through fire, you will not be burned; the hard trials that come will not hurt you.

Isaiah 43:2 GNT

The Lord is my best friend and my shepherd. I always have more than enough.

Psalms 23:1 TPT

And my God will liberally supply (fill until full) your every need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:19 AMP

Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors and gain an overwhelming victory through Him who loved us [so much that He died for us].

Romans 8:37 AMP

We look away from the natural realm and we fasten our gaze onto Jesus who birthed faith within us and who leads us forward into faith’s perfection. His example is this: Because his heart was focused on the joy of knowing that you would be his, he endured the agony of the cross and conquered its humiliation, and now sits exalted at the right hand of the throne of God!

Hebrews 12:2 TPT

Then the Lord your God shall make you abundantly prosperous in everything that you do, in the offspring of your body and in the offspring of your cattle and in the produce of your land; for the Lord will again delight over you for good, just as He delighted over your fathers,

Deuteronomy 30:9 AMP

9 Lessons Learnt from 9 Weeks of Posting in Ogbomosho

When Medicine clinical rotations started in October 2019, I and everyone in my group resumed in the teaching hospital at Osogbo and expected to spend 3 weeks there before moving on to the hospital at Ogbomosho. Most of us were happy or should I say satisfied with this arrangement so you can imagine our shock (an unpleasant one) when we were told to get out of their hospital and go and resume in ogbomosho 8am the next day. Lol. Of course they didn’t say it like that but they might as well have. It sucked saying the least. What made it suck more was the fact that we were going to spend 9 weeks in ogbomosho. Heart skips multiple beats. To put things in perspective, we don’t have homes in ogbomosho, it’s usually a squatting situation and then ogbomosho is a place where light and water supply is k-legged. It’s a weird place to live, especially when you’ve lived in a place like osogbo.

Spending 9 weeks there felt like we were being sold into slavery. But we got over it and resumed 8 am ish the next day. Lol. Honestly when I think about the things I have done in this medical school ehn, I almost can’t believe it. Some times it feels like a dream.

A lot can be said about the experience, cause trust me, it was something but I’ve decided to put a cap on it by highlighting a few things I learnt. Hope you also pick up a thing or two.

In this life, you must be smart.

The first basic problem was accommodation. Where were we going to stay? Squatting with a friend for 9 weeks might put a strain on the relationship and pressure on the person. And to have to cook and study and live in someone else’s space for almost 3 months wasn’t exactly a very appealing idea. Luckily for us the school released keys to a newly renovated hostel facility in the college. It was way better than we thought it would be, only that there was no light or water. Well there was water, but it was in a storex not too far away from the hostel. So we would need to fetch. Here’s the thing, the first day I and my friend, let’s call her TJ, fetched water with buckets, to put it mildly we almost died. I’m not kidding o. We legit almost lost our lives. First, the distance between the tank and the hostel building was much farther than we thought, especially when you’re carrying weights and then second we were staying on the first floor, carrying buckets filled with water up the stairs was not funny. It was work. Work that could not be combined with being a medical student. Lol. Anyway TJ came up with this bight idea of buying a hose and a huge plastic drum where could store water which we did and that solved most of our water problems. So my dear ladies and gents that’s to tell you that all the difficulty you’re facing could probably be solved with some wisdom and small cash. In this life, strive to be smart. Everything is not power power, you might just find yourself dying for something that is not even worth it.

Good people make everything better.

Nine weeks is a long time right? But you know what? It didn’t really feel long. I was surrounded by love and warmth and laughter every single day. It was major fun. Lol. That’s because of the people I had around me. You know sometimes you might be going through really hard stuff but trust me it won’t feel so hard if you have good people around. Try not to cultivate fake, superficial relationships. Invest in real connections with people. I’d advise that you be a good friend first because like the saying goes, you attract who you are.

A good church, who can find?

Ah, lol. I think I went to a different church every week of those 9 weeks, there was a day I didn’t even go to church at all because I was afraid of being disappointed. That’s no excuse I know, but that was how I felt at the time. I don’t know guys maybe you should educate me? Is it that people just go to church to mark attendance cause the churches I attended ehn, when I left I still felt hungry. I mean sometimes it was better but more often than not, it was not cool. I did not feel fed. Church is suppose to be a place where we recieve a word, direction, peace, strength for the coming week but for most of the churches I went to, especially with the sermon, it was flat. Well thank God for the Holy Spirit, he can minister to you through anything and anyone. So sometimes I got ministered to more by the music than the message. Nothing beats a rich sermon though, my goodness it’s the best part of the service. Maybe because my home church has spoilt me, I actually feel visceral pain when I’m not fed the word well in church. It hurts. It made me appreciate my home church and pastor more. If your church feeds you well, thank God for that and don’t take it for granted. If you don’t even know what it is to be fed right in church, let me know in the comments, I’ll hook you up.

The market can be fun?

Because I was basically staying with a group of girlfriends, we would go to the market every weekend to get stuff. Mostly sundays. Market runs were always fun, stressful too. Many many funny market stories are just coming to mind lol. But it was nice you know? I don’t know how to explain it, it was nice going to the market with friends and contemplating over prices and running into old friends and making new friends and enemies. Haha. The market can be so dramatic. I think most of the time, everyone is acting, ah this price is too high, I don’t have money, this is the only money I have, your goods are not even fresh, when did these things get this expensive. Haha. Oh shut up, you’re just trying to get the best deal. To an extent, I think the whole going to market everytime made me more responsible. At home, I go too but not as often and I usually already have customers and all that so there isn’t much banter or going round the market and finding things and I most certainly do not go every week. But in ogbomosho banter was the order of the day, it was annoying sometimes but also enjoyable.

Fresh bread is the best bread.

If you don’t know, know now; bread is my love language. We basically ate bread everyday. Now that I think about it, that was probably illegal or something. What were we thinking? This one time, we actually went to the bakery to get the bread fresh. We were about four and I think I was going home that weekend so I wanted to get for my family too. So imagine us carrying 6 loaves of hot bread on the street, I and TJ. I’m sure people must have looked at us and wondered, especially when we entered the college, cause we definitely did not look the part of bread vendors. Haha.

Medicine residency is a no no.

Residency in internal medicine is no for me. If it was a maybe before then this posting totally set it in stone and that’s even if I do residency at all. Clinical practice is draining, I mean I am a student and I think this, I don’t know how residents do it. It’s difficult to explain what it is like and even if it is explained, it’s unlikely you’ll get it if you’re not in the system. I just want to say that if you want to study medicine or even do residency be sure that’s where God is leading you. A few months ago I would have said make sure it’s what you want but the truth is we don’t always know what we want and what we want isn’t always what’s best for us. But God is someone we can trust with life decisions like this? So you think it would be good for you, also pray and make sure God is in it. When the going gets tough, the God who called you to it would make it easy for you.

The best teachers are those that teach you above the school stuff.

School stuff is good. It will help you pass your exams but the lessons that last a lifetime are those that have nothing to do with school but everything to do with life. I think our teachers would do better for us and for themselves if they saw us as more than just students but also human beings with cares and desires and hopes. One of our teachers had regular talks about life with us and those little talks made the days easier somehow. It made things a little more bearable and those are even the things I can really remember from all my time in that posting till now. Sometimes we don’t realise that words are seeds and they grow in the hearts of people to bear fruits. We should all endeavour to sow positive seeds.

Sometimes, a girl’s gotta have liver (plus common sense plus the Holy Ghost)

Sometimes I skipped school, and got away with it. To do that you need liver and common sense and the Holy Spirit. Lol. For those that don’t know, liver is a Nigerian slang for courage. There are days when I want to skip school and H.S will tell me no and I won’t have any peace at all until I take my bath and go to school and then something would happen in school that would make me realise why I had to be there. Life is not always white and black. That’s the truth. Someone might read that I skipped school and put their hands on their head that I’m a terrible student but in actual fact it’s not that simple. Medical school is choking to say the least, if you let them they will run you mad and not feel sorry. Throughout 2019 there was no break, to say people were burnt out is an understatement. So sometimes in other to preserve your health and wellbeing, you cut yourself some slack and give yourself a break. The world won’t end. You won’t die. You’ll be just fine. Everybody will be alright. They might not even miss you. And it’s not like you can take these breaks when you begin working, can you? You might as well enjoy whatever season of life you’re in to the fullest. But then like I said liver, common sense and the Holy Ghost are required.


It pays to have faith!

Yes! Again and again it pays to have faith. God always comes through. Wow. Where do I even start? And before I start you know people have these tendency of downplaying miracles after they have happened. For example maybe you’re broke and then someone that owes you money suddenly sends money to your account. Most people would just think that’s normal but no! That is a miracle. Why did the person pay you back at the exact time when you needed money? That’s God’s work right there. So also, during these nine weeks I have testimony upon testimony of God’s goodness. Some I had to insist and use my faith actively till I saw a desired result but you know some God just really took care of me. Like the time I forgot my phone in a public bus and the driver brought it back for me, for free? I don’t take God’s mercies for granted. No matter what, always have faith. Always be positive, because you know at the end of the day God will still do it and you’ll na be embarrassed. Be known as the one who never lost hope, who kept on believing so that when it eventually comes through, you can have mouth to advertise God appropriately. It always pays to have faith. Always.

Last night on call.

Good read? Yay!

Till next time.
Love & love, O

4 Reasons You Should Probably Break Things off with Him/Her Now!

Is Omooba a relationship expert? The answer is a capital NO. But I’ve come to realize it’s not everyone that has common sense when it comes to this topic. And even people that have, sometimes it’s good to get a reminder. It’s a new year, I don’t want you to stay stuck in an unhealthy relationship. Yes, I like you that much. I want you to start the decade on a good note. And don’t worry, you won’t die alone. God has preserved and prepared the best for you.

1. He/She cheats.

It is non negotiable. If they are cheating on you. Abeg. Let him or her go.

2. He/She treats you like crap.

Some of you don’t know how you should be treated so you can’t even tell when someone is rubbishing you. There is a need for mutual respect. He or she just has to respect you. I’d advise that you first of all get an handle on who you are and your worth. Then you would have a standard of how you should be treated. Let me also quickly chip in here that you should not be physically abused by anyone. It is a no-no. It is not acceptable. No amount of apology can fix it. Simply walk away, your future self will thank you for it.

3. You don’t believe the same things.

You know you are a Christian and you’re dating a cultist? What is wrong with you? What exactly do you think will happen eventually. You think he will change, hey, he won’t o. And even if he does, it won’t be because of you. That’s quite a gamble if you ask me. Beside what is it that is even attracting you to someone that doesn’t have Christ in the first place? Look, we need to sit ourselves down and be honest. Are you really who you say you are? If you say you love Jesus, why are you okay with someone that rejects him as a life partner? Why? It doesn’t make sense. And this even goes beyond the usual believer and unbeliever relationship, even in christianity, people have different beliefs and doctrines. You have to agree and it’s not only in the area of spirituality. There has to be some synergy between you two. Some people claim to be christians and are fine with sleeping around and not going to church. What do you believe? You must know what you believe and know why, so that when it is time to choose, you will know what suits you.

4. The person is making you significantly worse.

So quick question, since you’ve been in your relationship can you say you are better? If you know you can’t be trusted with answering. Ask a friend. A friend that you know will tell you the truth. If people have been complaining that you’ve changed negatively since you started hanging around your partner then you have to take a step back and reevaluate. And if need be, please let it go. You won’t die. Let them go.

The end of the relationship is not the end of the world, even though it might feel that way. You have to see that you are investing into your future by saying no to an unhealthy relationship. They will not only waste your time, they will scar you. You don’t need all that. Be wise. Step into this new season with clarity. May the Lord help you.

What do you think? Was this helpful? What are some of your dealbreakers in a relationship?

23 Most Wanted Books for my 23rd Birthday

My birthday is exactly one month away! Super pumped. And I had this bright idea of celebrating by getting 23 of my most wanted books. Let’s call it a book wishlist, shall we? If you feel like being generous or making my day, you can gift me any one or two or three (or twenty) of these. Thanks in advance.

1. A cute pocket sized bible

I’ve been acquiring a lot of small bags of late and it’s been difficult getting my bible to fit in there when heading to church. I would very much love a small bible.

Something like this would be perfect

2. Don’t say it’s not your country by Nnamdi Oguike.

Been hearing good reviews and it’s been a while I read African fiction.

3. The Four by Scott Galloway.

I think it would be an interesting read.

4. Obliquity by John Kay

5. The Science of getting Rich by Wallace. D. Wattles

6. What we talk about when we talk about God by Rob Bell

7. How the bible actually works by Peter Enns

8. Atomic habits by James Clear

9. Speak no evil by Uzodinma Iwela

10. Beyond my dreams by Jumoke Adenowo

11. The Richer Woman by Omilola Oshikoya

12. Digital Wealth by JJ. Omojuwa

13. The Girl Entrepreneurs by Ibukun Awoshika

14. Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari

15. Live the Let Go life by Joseph Prince

16. 21 lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari

17. Adenike by Adenike Oyetunde

18. Blink by Malcom Gladwell

If I had to choose Maclcom Gladwell would definitely be my favourite non-fiction writer of all time.

19. Quiet by Susan Cain

20. This is how we disappear by Titilope Sonuga

21. An Orchestra of Minorities by Chigozie Obioma

22. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

23. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

I have wanted to read this book since like forever

Bonus: A unique durable Journal. Just because I’m a sucker for stationaries. Those who know me know this.

Most of these pictures are courtesy of @chudeity and @ouidabooks on Instagram and a few are from Twitter and Google too.

2019: My Best Year Yet

I apologize for the seemingly long hiatus. This site had some glitches that needed some time to resolve and I needed some time away as well. I’ve had my review ready since November and so many other articles that I didn’t get to post. So prepare to be swamped with content in the following weeks. Lol. Thank you guys for always being here, I am grateful for every single one of you. God bless you. Happy New year and decade! Have the very best of the best. Enjoy!

written 13th November 2019

I didn’t start out this year thinking it would be my best year. Matter of fact I didn’t consider it my best year so far until yesterday when I thought about writing a review and the only thing that came to mind was wow, I think this is the best year of my life so far. And it’s not like anything spectacular happened o. I didn’t graduate from medical school or get married or even get a boyfriend much less have my first child. This year was pretty mundane, but I guess that’s the beauty in it, the simplicity of it all is worth celebrating.

God took care of me this year. He saved me from many things and showed me the path to life. He walked me through every decision and difficult season. He answered my prayers. This year, I put my faith to work and reaped a bountiful harvest.

Where do I start?

January. Wearing scrubs for the first time. Lol. Sorry Titomi.

January started on a good note with rounding up medicine posting and beginning surgery rotations. Surgery was an easy ride in comparison to medicine rotations. I enjoyed it and wrote about it here on the blog. From there on out school started to become hard for me. It was draining all my energy and joy. I was not happy and it was not helping that my grades were not really encouraging me. It hurt. I was basically running on empty every day. But the Lord came to my rescue and started to teach me how to protect my joy and He started to show me that medical school was for my growth and edification. Of course, it’s easy to look back in retrospect and be grateful for every stumbling block but in real life and real time I did not understand it all at once. It was a back and forth situation. I had to and still have constantly lean into God and depend on him for strength and grace, and glory! he has remained faithful. I can say the times that I have failed are times when I did not ask the Lord for help. I’ve come to see that without Him, I am nothing. Jesus makes the difference and I am grateful.

I finally understood why community is important this year and I finally see why it pays to surround yourself with good people. But I must also say that good people are a gift from the Lord. It is God that brings them our way because I know many people desire good company but don’t have it. So hey, it is perfectly fine to ask God for good people and good friends. The Holy Spirit is reminding me now of a time when I was really praying and asking God for good female friends but it seems he wasn’t answering my prayer however it was just because back then I was not mature enough to bear the responsibility of a good, rewarding and lasting relationship with the people around me. Thank God for answering my prayers eventually and at the right time. Whatever you are believing God for, don’t give up. He will answer you. He has your best interest at heart. I usually tell my friends that life is a fight of faith. Never stop believing! What you are hoping for is just around the corner.

People saved and came through for me in diverse ways this year. People made me laugh, made me happy, gave me hard knocks in the right direction and fun memories. I have a renewed awe and affection for human beings now because they’ve made life more colourful for me and God has used good friends to minister peace, healing and love to me.

Last year, I mentioned in my review that 2019 was going to be my year of preparation. I thank God that he indeed prepared me. That I have grown so much in a matter of 12 months. I’m ready to take on the world. I’m ready for whatever comes my way. I’m ready for this brand new dacade. In this decade, I will start my career, begin building an empire, get married and hopefully have all my kids. I feel prepared for all that. I’m content with how my Esther year turned out. If you don’t know what an Esther year is, check out last year’s review. You might want to take an Esther year too.

I could share testimony upon testimony on how God surprised me with gifts or protected me from harms way or provided for my needs. To say that God is good to me is an understatement. I know it all sounds very cliche, like Omooba don’t you have problems? Didn’t bad things happen to you? Maybe I do, and maybe they did but the truth is I didn’t notice or I’ve probably forgotten. God has blinded me with goodness. I’m surrounded by blessings on every side so I can’t really see anything else. It is the Lord’s doing and it is marvellous in my sight.

You guys, please thank God for me. He has done me well. When next you say a prayer, say Thank you Jesus for all you’ve done for OmoobaJesu, she is truly grateful.

Merry Christmas and Happy New year in advance my people.

I pray the Lord will perfect all that concerns you, now and always. God bless you.

Big love, O.

Lessons from Luke: Chapter 18

Lesson #1: All things are possible with God!

Jesus responded, “What appears humanly impossible is more than possible with God. For God can do what man cannot.”

Luke 18:27 TPT

Hallelujah! Wow. This is one of my favourite parts of scripture. God is able to do the impossible so let’s ask him for it. Let’s pray bold prayers. Come on! Stretch your faith. This is a blank cheque, why won’t you fill it and fill it well. Thank God we are moving to a new year and a whole new decade as well, now is the time to give God your impossible list and watch God tick all the boxes for you because, listen, God is just that good.

Till tomorrow, God bless you.

Lessons from Luke: Chapter 17

Lesson #1: Forgiveness matters

No matter how many times in one day your brother sins against you and says, ‘I’m sorry; I am changing; forgive me,’ you need to forgive him each and every time.”

Luke 17:4 TPT

Forgiveness shouldn’t be tough for us because we have been forgiven more than we can even account for. We should be open and swift to forgive others when they wrong us, especially when they apologize and ask for forgiveness but even if they don’t, forgiveness should flow freely because it is a sign that we have truly recieved all the forgiveness of sins that Christ offers us. Learn to be quick to forgive.

Till tomorrow, stay blessed.

Lessons from Luke: Chapter 16

Lesson #1: The true use of money and wealth.

It is important that you use the wealth of this world to demonstrate your friendship with God by winning friends and blessing others. Then, when this world fails and falls apart, your generosity will provide you with an eternal reward.

Luke 16:9 TPT

Have you ever wondered what the point is in making money, if we’re all going to die and leave our riches behind anyway? Well, the scriptures have given us an answer. Use your money to invest in people and the work of God so that by so doing you will be buying yourself an eternal reward. Even though money and material things are vanity at the end of the day, in the meantime you can use and steward the cash to making impact.

Till tomorrow, stay blessed.

Lessons from Luke: Chapter 15

Lesson #1: God always gives us more than we deserve

“Then the son said, ‘Father, I was wrong. I have sinned against you. I could never deserve to be called your son. Just let me be—’ “The father interrupted and said, ‘Son, you’re home now!’

Luke 15:21 TPT

This hits very close to home for me because you know, sometimes you just don’t think you deserve somethings but thankfully God does not think the way we do. Indeed his thoughts are higher and better. The prodigal son thought he just deserved to be a slave and he probably did but God thought he was worthy to be a son again. That’s our God, rich in mercy, abundant in love. I daresay He loves you more than you love yourself, regardless of what you think you deserve. What a soothing thought. Even when you think the worst of you God thinks the best! Good God!

Lessons from Luke: Chapter 14

Happy Sunday fam!

Lesson #1: Stay humble… always!

“Remember this: everyone with a lofty opinion of who he is and who seeks to raise himself up will be humbled before all. And everyone with a modest opinion of who he is and chooses to humble himself will be raised up before all.”

Luke 14:11 TPT

Humility will get you places you never thought possible. Humility will help you say grounded. And what’s more? Humility will eventually raise you up. God is always on the side of the humble because think about it… what’s there to be proud about? What do you have that God has not given you? And there’s so much more he has to give. The thing is though, like it says in Hebrews, the lesser is always blessed by the greater. If you already think you’re a big shot then there’s no way God, or anyone for that matter, can help you. Make it a point to always be humble. There’s more to gain that way.

God bless you.