All posts filed under: Arguments

These dark times

In these present times, we have to practice compassion towards those who are grieving. We have to practice justice towards those who have been maligned. We have to practice fairness to the prejudiced. These things are non-negotiable in our Christian walk.

Here’s what happened when I tried praying for those who hurt me

Hello friends, I hope you’re doing okay! I certainly am, because I’m on a break from school and it’s been the absolute best. I’ve been surprisingly productive so far. I guess we finally are growing up 🙂  Today I want to write something that’s sort of a sequel to my last post, where I spoke about God defending Moses when he (Moses) was accused by Aaron and Miriam. Someone (very kindly) left a comment asking about praying for those who offend you/ hate you and asked what I think about it. Here is an excerpt from the comment: “I totally agree with all you have written, although I have always found the whole praying for your enemy thing counterintuitive. I feel it’s not natural for you to want to forgive someone who hurt you. It feels almost impossible.I am confused because I find it hard to imagine how sincere one can be in doing that.” In this post, I’m writing completely from my personal experience. I did not read about this in any book. I …

Have you ever been the subject of gossip?

It’s story time! Before we read the story, please think about a time when you were the subject of gossip. We’ve all been there: we’ve heard the bad things that people said about us, or that one time when we shared something personal with one person, and that information found wings and spread like wildfire. Actually, we probably have spread others’ information and failed to keep our mouths shut when we should have, so this story is for everyone: the good, the bad and the ugly (remember, and He saw that everything He had created was good, indeed, it was very good). Here’s the gist: Moses and Aaron said bad things about Moses and the Lord Himself came to fight for his bestie, Moses. Sigh. Lord, please come and fight for me also. The Lord would fight for me, but have I made the sacrifices that Moses made? Moses fasted for 40-days twice. The last fast I did defeated me like a bulldozer *insert sad face* Please read the excerpt for yourself to find out …

My thoughts on the Nigerian pastor who has been setenced to death (Part 2)

Hey there, thanks for checking my blog out. This is the second part of a two part series, so please read my last post here before you continue 🙂 Continued from here. I understand that sometimes, we may need help with reading the word of God and developing the habit of spending time with Jesus. We may speak to our spiritual leaders, read books, and listen to sermons. But it is absolutely paramount that we never rely on the “help” more than we do the Holy Spirit. Even when we’re reading a book about prayer, we must spend adequate time in prayer. We may say, how do I pray if I don’t know how to pray? We must practice what we’re reading in our so called spiritual help books. Ask God to teach you how to pray, don’t over spiritualize everything. You don’t have to start out speaking in tongues the first time you open your mouth to pray. Remember that the Holy Spirit is the greatest teacher so say a simple prayer “Lord, I don’t …

My thoughts on the Nigerian pastor who has been setenced to death

Happy Leap Day. It comes around only once in four years so it’s befitting that we celebrate in some way. Here’s my own celebration- read the blog post below haha! God bless you all for your support and you remain in my heart and in my prayers ❤ Here’s today’s blog post:   I’ve tried very hard to get my mind off the news report on Rev. Chukwuemeka Ezeugo, AKA Rev. King, the General Overseer of the Christian Praying Assembly, whose death sentence for murder and attempted murder from ten years ago has been upheld by the supreme court of Nigeria. I’ll like to two things that have been on my mind from this recent development. It is extremely important to know God for yourself because there are many false prophets amongst us. I wonder if Rev. King has, in the past ten years, repented for his actions or if he’s headed to hell. Because I like background music while I go back and read my blog, here’s a song to play. I promise, the …