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“SON, DON’T SKIP IT”

I was reading a Christian literature. I was enjoying it so much that I took the book into the restroom that morning. As I read, I got to a portion of the book that had some quotation of Bible verses. The Bible excerpt was quite long. I skimmed through and skipped it so I could continue reading. The Lord saw […]

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TISSUE PAPER? STOP AND CHECK

Danielle’s nose was running. While I attended to other things, I told her to go to her mum to request for tissue paper. She stood up to leave. Midway through to the kitchen, she stopped and turned around to ask, “Daddy, tissue paper?” I responded in the affirmative. At that very moment, it struck me that every man on assignment […]

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MINISTRY OF PRETENSE

I knew I could not deceive myself and deceive God at the same time. I had too much on my table and I was not giving due attention to prayer and the word both in private studies and ministerial duties. I had to make a tough decision- I began to reduce some of the legitimate tasks that I gave myself […]

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ONE WAY FAVOUR WORKS

A dear friend reached out to me and after exchanging pleasantries, she said that “You just crossed my mind and I wanted to check up on you”. I have learnt not to take such moments as casual. For someone to say, “You came to mind and I decided to check up on you” is a sign of God’s favour. It […]

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“MUMMY, I WANT PAP”

When we got in that night, my daughter requested some pap. Her mum went into the kitchen to prepare it. By the time it was ready, Danielle was fast asleep. The real deal is when she woke up the next morning, the first thing she asked for was her pap. It struck me how we can also be like this: […]

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WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU GO FOR?

I heard Olive’s cry and went into the room to pick her up. She smiled but who she wanted was her mum- she definitely wanted to eat. At various times in the middle of the night, Irewamiri would wake up to Olive’s search for food and feed her. I was ruminating on this when the Holy Spirit asked me, “When […]

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DON’T TAKE A BREAK

I sat in front of my spiritual father and requested that I would love to learn from him. That was in my second year of ministry. I started out well. But it did not take long before I started making excuses why I could not make the monthly ministers meeting where he teaches us. My visit to him also dropped […]

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IF YOU ARE AWAKE, WE ARE AWAKE

We were having a series of prayer vigils. We could not keep the babies at home. At the end of the day, we all spend the night virtually awake. We try to get even Olive to sleep at one of the vigils but she kept smiling at us as though wondering why we desperately need her to sleep. The only […]

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GOOD MORNING. GOOD AFTERNOON: THE MIXED GREETINGS OF DANIELLE

Every day Danielle wakes up, she strolls into the living room to greet her mum and I. She goes on her knees and says “Good morning sir” and “Good morning ma”. When she returns from school and steps into my office, she would still say “Good morning sir”. We began to tell her that it should be “Good afternoon”. Now […]

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THE “PROPHECY” SHE REJECTED

Before we got married, a “prophet” insinuated that my fiancée would get pregnant before marriage. She did not have to think about it twice. She gave a response right on the spot that it is impossible and it will never happen. The “prophet” was shocked. It never happened. Friends, the primary way that God speaks to us is through His […]

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