I’ve given this blog some thought and I feel it’s time to write more non-techy posts. The process may be slow but we will get there by God’s grace.
Two songs to start (or continue) your Monday. I was in a car on my way to the airport one day when I heard these songs playing on the radio. I didn’t catch their names but I wrote down the most sung part of the songs and googled them when I got to my destination.
Forever be praised by ALM:UK
Let it be known by Worship Central
Recently, I watched a funny (but true) video on Facebook about the weird things couples fight about. I sent it to my wife, we laughed and picked the ones that were similar in our relationship.
Fast forward two days and we were driving to work. She brushed her laptop bag on my t-shirt and I was like “Ah ahn, you want to stain my white shirt?” She goes, “It’s not even a white shirt – it is cream”. *Begin silly fight* Continue reading
(photo credit: toonpool.com)
I looked back recently and found that I have taken so many things for granted because they are seemingly “normal”. And maybe this post is a wake up call for some of us…
- You think breathing is normal? Ask the asthmatic patient
- You think flying to your destination is normal? Some planes exploded on take-off; some crashed on landing
- Walking on your two legs is not normal…ask the one who’s bed ridden
- Eyes that can see? Hmm, I heard of one who went blind from the side effect of an injection that was to correct another sickness
- You can afford your gas bills in this winter and that’s normal? No sir. Credit ran out on the gas card in my house yesterday and I only found out at 00:00. Thank God for electric heater.
All I’m saying is that those things that seem unimportant are actually a luxury from our Father in Heaven and He deserves all the thanks.
Food for thought:
Ecclesiastes 5:19 “Every man also to whom God hath given riches and wealth, and hath given him power to eat thereof, and to take his portion, and to rejoice in his labour; this is the gift of God.”
Ephesians 5:20 “Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;”
Day 0 – Landed in Lagos, smiling at the sight of the yellow and black-stripped buses. Immigration went pretty quickly. Strange. *smiles* It will be a good break.
Day 1 – Happy birthday to me. Friends and loved ones all around. Oh what joy.
Day 2 – License renewal. Why would it be so stressful to get a licence? Rude bank staff. Joy in my heart, no one can take it away.
Day 3 – Meetings. God’s favor. Dinner with the miss. Sparingly using my car horn. Lagos traffic can’t get to me…until A/C stops working. Oh the horror! Midweek service. Traffic still at 8.30???
Day 4 – A/C automagically starts working…for 10 mins. Meetings wearing a suit in an A/C-less car 😦 *hot tears* Good to see friends.
Where I am today? Using my horn almost as much as I use my brakes (an exaggeration but you get the point); shouting at the driver in front of me “oga, what are you doing??!”, even though he can’t hear me; still rocking Lagos traffic like no man’s business.
Food for thought:
In the end, this is home and home is where the heart is.
Matthew 6:21 KJV: “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”
I just got a galaxy note as a gift from her (blush) and I’m getting to understand it. My geek level has not reached this level…this should be fun.
I feel like I went through a time portal – an untested one because the transition feels so rough.
Whatever the case, it’s a new year for me and I’m grateful to God that I’m alive to see it.
Happy birthday to me 🙂
I thought I’d share this tip with you guys. There are times when you need a Bible verse and you only remember some parts of it – you may have it all lumped up in your head. Sometimes, you may not even remember how it’s phrased but you know what you are looking for 🙂
I have found that the Bible application I use on my phone usually doesn’t help me. I guess it’s the way its search feature works. I get tonnes of verses and have to filter and navigate one by one. Maybe you have a different (better) experience.
Well, as always, Google to the rescue…
When you find it on Google, you can then go to the verse on your Bible app. This is really valuable especially when praying.
Food for thought:
You need to already know the Scripture (or parts of it) for this to be useful. This comes from study and the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
2 Timothy 2:15 “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”