Posted in Weekly Quickie

22nd July 2012

You have no idea how powerful words are. They are capable of making or breaking a person!!! Like I’ve said before, be a healer with your words – Don’t speak words that hurt people. Of course if you need to correct someone you should but do it in love because your motive affects how your words come out most times.

So this week say a kind word to someone, you never know – Yours may be the awaited one.

Have a great week!!!

Posted in Peculiar to Naija

End time … Be prepared!!!

It has indeed been a very sad weekend indeed for Nigerians. The month of June ushered in a massive number of deaths. Over 200 people have lost their lives in reported accidents and its just the fourth day of the month. I know most of us are devastated about the number of lives being lost and the fact that it could have been prevented but what breaks my heart most is that people are shouting ‘foul play’ because others are and not because they understand the gravity of the situation or the stories of individuals on that plane but because its another reason for us to blame Jonathan. But was Jonathan the pilot of the plane? Is he the head of management of Dana Air? Was it his approval that put that plane in the air? Is he the aviation minister? Granted, most people are at logger heads with him at the moment and question his decision making abilities and ultimately, some of the blame should be put on him because he is the president after all but blaming GEJ wont change anything.


Nigerians sadly don’t even know how to react in emergency situations. Its just pathetic. I don’t believe its a Nigerian thing though. I believe that in this age of social networking, it won’t be long before someone tweets ‘I’ve just been shot and I’m dying’ the second before his death. Many people were taking pictures of the crash scene and doing nothing but hindering rescue teams from coming in.


Imagine Miss Jane, tired after three consecutive flights and finally looking forward to seeing her little 5 year old in Lagos. Its her first day on the job so she’s relieved that she’s finally going home after a long day. Mid flight the first engine packs up but she tries to reassure all the passengers on board that everything is fine while she’s panicking inside. Over Lagos, she heaves a sigh of relief that they are almost there and then gets the passengers ready for landing. The plane crash lands and they start shouting ‘Help! but no one does anything until about 20 minutes after. She doesn’t even know they attempted because she is burnt beyond recognition as we speak and that 5 year old is still waiting for mummy to come home.

That was a fictitious story (except the ‘Help’ part though timing may not be accurate) but there is a story behind every life lost on that plane. These ladies had no idea that they were going to die before the day ran out.


Take one year old Christopher with his mum as well – Thats the end of his short life. Or look at these little kids. Its their first time in Nigeria. They are excited and they keep asking ‘Mummy when’s the plane gonna land? When are we gonna see uncle?’ but they never landed. A whole family gone that way, a father, mother and their three little angels with grandma as well. Apparently they were excited about ‘uncle’s’ wedding this weekend but alas, they didn’t even see today. Sad story!


Its heart wrenching when you look at the manifest. There were many families on board that flight. Some people have started screaming ‘I will never fly with a Nigerian airline again!!!’. But what about those that were having a quiet Sunday, on the first floor of that two story building? There are children who’ve lost their parents from that building that do not understand the gravity of the situation. Its not about not taking Nigerian airlines again, its all about the grace of God. Don’t get me wrong I’m not saying God’s grace was not with the people on the flight. I’m just saying that being alive today is not necessarily about the precautions that we take daily. You are not the reason you’re still alive.

Take for example those that celebrated the fact that they were alive and well and not on the ill-fated flight yesterday, going about the business of the day only to get unto third mainland bridge and have the uncompleted billboard collapse.


Nigerians do not like hearing the truth though. Had someone made noise about the condition of the plane, we’d have probably shut him up insulting him and saying he was overreacting after all he wasn’t the only one on the plane. But now, people are saying why didn’t they come out earlier … The truth is human beings can never be satisfied.

All these accidents around have set my heart on one particular question: ‘If you were gone this minute, are you sure of your destination?’ Make peace with God now. Live a life of holiness – not sometimes but ALL the time. Do it now because the next minute may be too late. We know Jesus is coming very soon – See the signs of the end times but we don’t know when exactly He’s coming so be prepared. If something happens before He happens to come, you have to be prepared so I’m begging you all earnestly, be your brother’s keeper. If your brother is going astray, pull him back – Watch yourself as well! God would hold you responsible for those around you so do your best and leave the rest to God.

Click on this link to see the Dana Air manifest for those of you who haven’t seen it.

We need to watch and pray AND act!

God bless us all,

God bless Nigeria.

Love, Moi!

Posted in Finding you in God's word

Taking Goliath on!!!

Many of us know the story of David and Goliath quite well. In fact most of us grew up with that story … the little boy who killed the big giant. Today we’re going to look at this story from another angle.

Since we all know the story I won’t bother us with reading the scripture because it’s quite long but we’ll take a few references here and there and lay emphasis on some verses. For those of us who want to go back and read it, our bible reading is taken from 1Samuel 17:4-49.

We’re basically just going to compare and contrast so we have to do this together. Are you ready?

First Goliath is described as a very huge man, well over six feet tall with all the heavy metal he’s carrying on his body in the name of armour. An average person is scared of this picture of an opponent in battle right? That’s exactly how our problems, our challenges and our fears come … Like Goliath with all the armour and all the mouth teasing and taunting and like the Israelites, we are afraid. Let’s look at verse 16 ‘…’. Goliath taunted them for forty days. That problem that has been making fun of you for forty years, fourteen years, four days, four weeks, may it end right now in Jesus name.

Now we see little David, shepherd boy whose only use then was to tend to a few sheep and be an errand boy for his brothers and father. Verse 25. The men of Israel had removed themselves from the equation ‘it shall be that the man who killeth him …’. They had given up hope and were expecting to be killed. Don’t live out your problem when you can kick it out. They had decided that whatever happened that was that the same way many of us today decide that we can sail through a problem and pretend it was never there. Or lie about something to our parents, hustle the money after. But with these, you still find yourself in a place of fear and insecurity just like the Israelites.

Verses 28 and 29. We see David and Eliab typical of siblings but in this case it’s a last minute effort to sabotage your solution by the devil. If David had listened and gone off sulking back to his father, he’ll still be ‘David the errand boy’ and not ‘David the King’ in the lineage of our Lord Jesus. So we have to persevere in the face of problems.

One thing though. Perseverance is not Tolerating the Problem or Sailing through your problem. It’s simply not giving up because you have faith that your deliverance is near; that your solution is at hand.

In verse 39, David is dressed as a warrior for he is faced with battle, but as he is not familiar with those garments, he decides not to form big boy and treads on familiar territory. When we confront problems, we have to do it on our own terms not on the devil’s terms. Let the problem come all suited up like Goliath and then go before it in the name of the Lord. In our case, we have a sword ready for us to take into battle but we have to familiarise ourselves with the operation of the sword. The word of God, the bible is our sword. You don’t know when it’ll be battle time so always practice using your sword. Learn a new form of attack everyday … On the day of battle, you’ll definitely be prepared.

Now watch closely! From verse 42 to verse 44, we see that the devil NEVER stops trying to discourage us. When you stand up to your problem like David stood up to Goliath, the devil starts calling the problem what it actually is out of fear. Verse 42; we see Goliath saying ‘Am I a dog?’ as a result of fear and then trying to cover up his fear with the threat of feeding David’s flesh to the fowls and all that. Here’s the koko … Someone say the koko!!! David said ‘I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts … (and) the Lord will deliver you into my hands’. He did not face Goliath in his name but in the name of the Lord. He believed the Lord would deliver Goliath into his hands not that he was going to conquer. Let every Goliath you’re facing come to the realisation that He that is in you is greater than he that is in the world and you come before that problem in the name of the Lord.

Are we here? Someone say it’s happening … We know the rest of the story – David throws stone, stone hits Goliath’s head, Goliath falls down and dies. But let’s look closely at verse 49. It says Goliath fell upon his face to the earth. If we look at this logically, Goliath is running towards David, David throws the stone and the stone hits Goliath smack in the middle of his forehead so he should have fallen on his back, right? As puzzling as this is, there’s a simple explanation. God waits for you to initiate an action and He’ll follow through. God’s plan was to destroy Goliath but He waited for David to initiate the action by throwing the stone and then He brought Goliath down. Who knows if Goliath’s head met the stone on the way down? No one can tell.

If you don’t leave here with anything today, leave with this phrase …

‘God reacts when you act. He waits for your initiation of the action before the revelation of His reaction.’

         – Bondess007TM