Category Archives: Focus

See, Embrace & Push!

Luke 11:9-10…keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.” 

Jesus prevailed in Gethsemane before He could prevail in Golgotha. Do not stop calling, push through it. You need to go to Gethsemane [that is the place of praying] before you get to the place of actually physically doing the work of pushing in Golgotha [Calvary]. Read the rest of this entry

See & Push

Ps.144:1-2 (Voice) “Blessed be the Eternal, my rock. He trains my hands for war, gives me the skills I need for battle. He is my unfailing love and my citadel. He is my tower of strength and my deliverer. He is my shield of protection and my shelter…”

Not many people know the story behind the way I hold my pen. It is neither fashion nor am I trying to create a new way of writing. I had an exam and I had read from six o’clock in the evening to six o’clock in the morning. Read the rest of this entry

Look Beyond

Heb.12:2 (Voice) “Now stay focused on Jesus, who designed and perfected our faith. He endured the cross and ignored the shame of that death because He focused on the joy that was set before Him; and now He is seated beside God on the throne, a place of honor” (emphasis added).  

Jesus was able to say, “Up, let’s be going. Look, my betrayer is here!” (Matt.26:46) because He focused on what was beyond the cross. You have to see beyond your current pain and suffering. Read the rest of this entry

Stay Sharp

Heb.12:2 (Voice) “Now stay focused on Jesus, who designed and perfected our faith. He endured the cross and ignored the shame of that death because He focused on the joy that was set before Him; and now He is seated beside God on the throne, a place of honor” (emphasis added)

There is a path that God has set before you. Accept the uniqueness of that path and accept yourself. Turning away from it means postponing the greatness of your life. Read the rest of this entry

Just Like Jesus III

Mark 1:35 “Before daybreak the next morning, Jesus got up and went out to an isolated place to pray.” (emphasis added).

Before daybreak Jesus got up and went out to an isolated place, not to sleep, not to worry, not to update His social media status or refresh His feed, or to send an instant message. Read the rest of this entry

Stay Focused!

James 3:12-13 “Does a fig tree produce olives, or a grapevine produce figs? No, and you can’t draw fresh water from a salty spring. If you are wise and understand God’s ways, prove it by living an honourable life, doing good works with the humility that comes from wisdom.

Have you noticed that when you start fasting, it seems like everyone everywhere you go is feasting? Sometimes, we are tempted to tell the people we do life with that we are fasting, Read the rest of this entry

Christlike

Luke 4:1 “Then Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan River. He was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, 2 where he was tempted by the devil for forty days. Jesus ate nothing all that time and became very hungry.”

We are kicking off the year with our focus on Jesus; I believe that is the best to begin every endeavor. We will be looking at different aspects of Jesus’ Read the rest of this entry

Never Empty

2 Kings 4:3 “…Borrow as many empty jars as you can from your friends and neighbors. 4 Then go into your house with your sons and shut the door behind you. Pour olive oil from your flask into the jars…” 7…sell the olive oil and pay your debts, and you and your sons can live on what is left over.”

Life is not a straight line, things happen to us. We get battered and we lose stuff. But the mistake most people make is to lose hope because of the things they have lost. Read the rest of this entry

Fulfilled

Matt.1:20 “As he considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream. “Joseph, son of David,” the angel said, “do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife. For the child within her was conceived by the Holy Spirit.”

One of the most indisputable things about life is the accuracy of prophecy. I often say that, if someone says that He is going to die and rise again on the third day, and He is able to pull it off, Read the rest of this entry

God-Sure

1 Kings 18:37 [NIV] “Answer me, Lord, answer me, so these people will know that you, Lord, are God, and that you are turning their hearts back again.” 38 Then the fire of the Lord fell and burned up the sacrifice, the wood, the stones and the soil, and also licked up the water in the trench.

We should stop making excuses and stop giving excuses. No matter the demands of the situation, Jesus never gave excuses. Every one that asked to be healed, He delivered. In western Nigeria, Read the rest of this entry