Tuesday, 27 November 2012

THE PRIEST'S GRAVEYARD


NAME: THE PRIEST'S GRAVEYARD

AUTHOR: TED DEKKER

Two abandoned souls are on the hunt for one powerful man. Soon, their paths will cross and lead to one twisted fate bound by a perilous love. Danny Hansen is a Bosnian immigrant who came to America with hopes of escaping haunted memories of a tragic war that took his other's life. Now he's a priest incensed by the powerful among us who manipulate the law for their own gain, uncaring of the shattered lives they leave behind. It is his duty to show them the error of their ways, even if he must put them in the grave. Renee Gilmore is the frail and helpless victim of one such powerful man. Having escaped his clutches, she now lives only to satisfy justice by destroying him, regardless of whom she must become in that pursuit. But when Danny and Renee's paths become inexorably entangled things go very, very badly and neither of them may make it out of this hunt alive.

~ The end of this book made the wait worth it. At some point I was getting really annoyed cos it's like page 250 and I still didn't know where it was going. I resisted the temptation to flip to the end and just get it over with, lol. 

My theory for reading any Ted Dekker book is, Patience and you have to know to understand. If you don't have an understanding of God's Grace, this author's book may just be a good thriller to you.

I liked Renee and how her character portrays how frail we are as human beings, I saw Danny as Jesus and though he needed change in himself he understood the love of God. It was simply a comparison between 'the law' and 'Grace'.

Spoiler: It was a bit too violent for my taste though. Them just the kill people anyhow.... ha

LOVE AND GRACE HAD FOUND US FINALLY ~ pg 355

Just another good book I read this year.

31st Chain,
Peace...

Monday, 5 November 2012

FIND REST IN LOVE



John 17:3,17
And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. 
Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
(see John 1) 

Ephesians 2:4
But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us

1 John 4:8-10
He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love
 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. 
Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 
(see Isaiah 40:1-2)


God loves me ____________ (insert your name)... Everything is Alright. Say this phrase over and over to yourself and see the wonder of it. I tell you, it cleanses the mind, and brings you to the place of peace that passes understanding. Its sure to give you rest! (Tested and proven).



Enjoy a great week and November ahead.

31st Chain,
1 john 4:8



Wednesday, 24 October 2012

The Faith Equation


These are unequivocal Bible principles. 
Research + Integrity = Knowledge and Insight of God
Knowledge and Insight + Obedience = God's Rich Rewards
You cannot maintain a life of faith without constantly getting the Word of God in your heart and in your mind. You just can't do it. It's not what you know—it's what you DO that counts.
And so constantly, every day, you have to put the Word of God in your heart—which will cause you to walk after God instead of after the world.


Enjoy the break.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

I saw a review for his book here. Na so my antenna take go up, I begin fin de book.


This was such a beautiful story... for me weh done read plenty oyibo books but never set foot for dia place, its was fresh air (lol). I read it in one day (it's that good).
It was perfect from start to finish and had realistic characters you could relate with. The suspense, romance, tension and rejoicing all flowed together. For a book published in 2006, I'm wondering were it has been. 
I placed an order on the author's website but ended up buying an e-copy from her directly. This is not a review on my part per say but just an appreciation of a wonderful work of art.
Y'all should read it.

31st Chain.
Jesus is Lord

Sunday, 7 October 2012

ANONYMOUS?


 So I thought you'll might want to know what I look liked for twoooooo seconds....
 I old pass this sha... But not so old, so you'll should guess....

NA ME BE THIS

Plus It's my Blog's Birth Month...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY
31st CHAIN



One year of blogging, It can only be God and I give Him all the praise... As you've noticed this blog is all about Him and I don't intend to change that any time soon. Thanks you'll for encouraging me and keep coming back.... It only gets better....

So how many of una sabi me before......... lol. 

Lastly when I said the wonders of photo editing, you'll might not have understood, so let me help your mind....


My very first post.... 31st chain... enjoy.

Ochanya...
John 3:16

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Am I a Hyphenated Christian?



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September 12, 2012 
Am I a Hyphenated Christian?

Today's Truth
If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it 

Friend to Friend
Over the past fifty years or so, I've noticed a trend among married women. Rather than taking their husband's last name, some simply add their husband's name to their own, adjoining the two with a hyphen and keeping theirs intact. Mary Smith becomes Mary Smith-Jones. Betty James becomes Betty James-Riley.

Now I know there are a plethora of reasons for having a hyphenated last name. And I know there may be a multitude of opinions on the subject. I'm not here to voice an opinion about the trend itself, but I do have an opinion about how it mirrors the way many folks view their relationship with Jesus. Hyphenated Christians abound.
I have to ask myself, am I a hyphenated Christian? Have I simply tacked Jesus onto my already busy life? Have I tacked the title "Christian" onto the long list of words that describe who I am and what I believe? Is Jesus just another add-on? Is He an app I've downloaded for easy access? Have I taken on Jesus' name to some extent, but kept my own identity unchanged? Jesus would have thought that preposterous. He said, "I am in my Father, and You are in me, and I am in You," (John 14:20).
Becoming a Christian is serious business. It is an all or nothing proposition, and I fear we have watered it down to simply something we add on to our already busy lives. Jesus is not someone you add to your life. When you come to Him, He becomes your life.
C. S. Lewis notes the following about the Christian life:
Christ says, "Give me All. I don't want so much of your time and so much of your money and so much of your work: I want you. I have not come to torment your natural self, but to kill it. No half-measures are any good. I don't want to cut off a branch here and a branch there. I want to have the whole tree down…Hand over the whole natural self, all the desires which you think innocent as well as the ones you think wicked—the whole outfit. I will give you a new self instead. In fact, I will give you Myself: my own will shall become yours." [C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity, (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996), 169.]

Jesus warned those who were considering becoming one of His disciples. It was an all or nothing proposition. "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it," (Matthew 16:24-25). 

Imagine if your husband proposed marriage to you with the following caveat: "Dear one, I love you and adore you. I want to spend the rest of my life with you. I promise to be faithful to you 360 days a year. But I do have this thing for blondes, and well, you are a brunette. So five days of the year, I'll keep to myself. But the other 360 days, I'm all yours!"

I don't know which cheek I'd slap first, the right or the left. But I do know that man's ring would not go on my finger.
Making Jesus not only Savior, but also Lord of your life, involves a certain exclusivity that is somewhat similar to marriage, but unmistakably unique to any human relationship. The union involves our entire being and not one molecule goes unaffected. This relationship is all-exclusive, meaning that it excludes every other possible "god" that you could place upon the throne of your life, and it is all-inclusive, meaning there is no part of your life in which Jesus does not rule. When true union takes place, a certain sweetness flavors all of life.
Let's Pray
Lord, please forgive me for acting like a hyphenated Christian who has simply tacked You on to my busy life. I want You to have all of me. All of me. All of me. 
In Jesus' Name,
Amen.

Now It's Your Turn
I'm thinking that you're thinking. So I'm not going to give you any extra questions…just one. Ask yourself…Am I a hyphenated Christian?


Thursday, 30 August 2012

MY DESIRE...


God Can Use Those Whom The World Rejects



For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called.
1 Corinthians 1:26

You may think that you are a nobody, maybe even a has-been or a loser in the eyes of the world. Take heart because God’s Word says that if you are not wise, not mighty or not noble according to the flesh, then you are a prime candidate for Him to call on! And when He begins to use you, you will see His favor, power and increase change your life.
In the eyes of the ancient world, Moses was the rising star of Egypt. The Bible tells us that in the first 40 years of his life, “Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and was mighty in words and deeds”. (Acts 7:22) But God could not use him then because he was too smart, strong and full of himself.
It was only 40 years later, after having been in the unglamorous desert of Midian, emptied of himself and thinking that he was a has-been, that God sent him to confound the might of Pharaoh.
The world may pass them by — the weak, the small, the forgotten and the losers, but God chooses them to confound those mighty in the world.
I know this to be true. As a little boy, I grew up facing rejection and ridicule because of my Indian-Chinese racial mix. And as a teenager, I was the butt of many jokes because of my stammering and stuttering.
When I was in my teens, I remember praying to God, “I don’t know what I can do for or give You, but You got me — spirit, soul and body.” I don’t know how many times I prayed that prayer. But I knew that God heard me because He called me. Only God would dare choose me, a stammerer and stutterer, to pastor a church for Him that has since grown to more than 20,000 members today.
I know what I was and where I came from. I know I have done nothing and can do nothing apart from His anointing and grace in my life. (my desire...)
My friend, when you think that you are weak and small compared to others in the world, that is when God can use you to do great and wonderful things for Him!
Thought For The Day
God chooses the weak, the small, the forgotten and the losers to confound those mighty in the world.
Joesph Prince

Monday, 27 August 2012

SEEN GOD...?


So this break (thanks to sallah), we had a sleep-over at a friend’s house (mega-fun). At some point we decided to see another movie (we had seen some before). After deliberating with a lot of noise, we finally settled on IMMORTAL – one bloody (literally) movie.

Unconsciously one of us observed aloud, “why is this Zeus so young?” Some went ‘yea…. That’s true’, others concentrating didn’t comment. And that was it... (this zeus was young with six pack)

Days later on my way to work, it came back to me (as usual), “who said Zeus had to be old, long white bearded, holding a staff, with his eyes flashing lightening… lol. The movies I think.
So also, God is not old, long white bearded, holding a staff, with His eyes flashing lightening, wearing a long white robe and smoke puffing out His nose… you know generally having the stern look. That is the movies ‘again’ helping your imagination. Nowhere is God described as a romance novels describe the hero or heroine.

So what does He look like....

Genesis 1:26-27
King James Version (KJV)
26 And God said, Let us make man in OUR image, after OUR likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
27 So God created man in his OWN image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

It hit me, If I'm made in His image and after His likeness then...

His face is me
His face is you
His face is your husband
His face is your wife
His face is your child (ren)
His face is your boss
Yes His face is even that person you despise so much
His face is your friend, brother and sister (s)
His face is seven billion people now on earth
His face is every man, woman, boy and girl, past, present and future
His face is all the innumerable company of angles
His face is creation

Clear your head of that image you have of Him, yep you know the One and let Him show you what He truly looks like.
YOU, ME, CREATION
AND MORE

His description is in our spirits not our minds.
God is good... that is Who He is.... I love Him

31st Chain
1 John 4:8

Ps: After writing this post, I thought some more. God does not ACT like you or me, far from it. He acts like Him. Get in His word and you'll know just how He behaves. Don't judge or box him based on the way your neighbor behaves, unconsciously alot of us do that.

Thursday, 9 August 2012

FAITH IN GOD....?


Mark 11:22
....HAVE FAITH IN GOD.

   Do we have faith in God or in some-one (thing) else? Your answer may be, 'surely I have faith in God', but think about it for a moment. It's like asking, "Do you know God or You know about Him?"
   You see, when the light is out and the worship leader, pastor and all the saints have gone their way after the Sunday morning service. When that worship that causes you to have goosebumps and you know for sure that God is here, is not available and you are alone, with that bill to pay, with that nice guy that is everything you hoped for but just wants you guys to move the relationship to the next level (his bed), when you need 100k like yesterday or a new job like forever, when all your boss does is nag you and that flat mate is just plum annoying, when you've had that nagging thought since forever to give away that car but you hold on to it cause you'll walk (and others will think or even say how foolish you are)  if you give it out. When the pressures come and you need to pray but praying just seems like a waste of time...... and on and on and on.......
   Do you know for sure that, God is real, He is with you and He is faithful? Even before I learnt about His faithfulness, I made up my mind a long time ago to stick it out with Him, not to ask WHY?, get angry with Him and throw tantrums, but to stay with Him, and trust the integrity of His word (Heb 6:18) because, He is faithful (2 Tim 2:13) and trust Him that everything will work out fine.
   Beloved, the only thing in the devil's CV is deceit (Eph 6:11), and he'll put you through a lot of pressure so your eyes is off God and His word. You see, you have over come him (the devil - Rev 12:11) and he knows that when you stay with God, your victories are sure, so he plants confusions. 
   Faith in God is of the heart and not so much about the activities you put up for others to admire. God sees our heart and honors accordingly. When pressures come, HAVE FAITH IN GOD... and SAY, you'll surely SEE... (Rom 10:17)

31st Chain,
1 John 4:8

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

STAND STILL AND SEE



This was such a blessing.... Enjoy.

The Battle Is The Lord’s



…Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God’s.
2 Chronicles 20:15

When faced with a problem or challenge, we tend to ask ourselves, “What am going to do?” And well-meaning family members and friends will come along and ask, “What are yougoing to do?”

Jehoshaphat faced a multitude of enemies. But instead of focusing on what he would do, he prayed, “O our God, will You not judge them? For we have no power against this great multitude that is coming against us; nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are upon You.” (2 Chronicles 20:12)
When we turn our eyes to God, we will hear Him say, “Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God’s… You will not need to fight in this battle. Position yourselves, stand still and see the salvation of the Lord…” (2 Chronicles 20:15, 17)
But standing still is the last thing we want to do when the enemy is coming against us. It is also the most difficult thing to do because we feel that we cannot just stand around and do nothing — we must try to save the situation. But God wants us to stand still and see Jesus our salvation fight for us.
So what do you do the next time you are faced with a battle and don’t know what to do? Jehoshaphat sent his singers to the front of the army to proclaim, “Praise the Lord, for His mercy endures forever.” (2 Chronicles 20:21) Some people will wonder, “Does that mean that I just sing and don’t do anything else when I have a problem?” No, that is not what I am saying.
Do what the situation requires, but don’t worry and don’t trust in what you do. Like Jehoshaphat, rest and trust in His mercy that endures forever. When you do that, God will turn your battlefield into the Valley of Berachah. Berachah means “blessings”. The children of Israel gave the battlefield this name because it took them three days to gather all the spoils of war! God turned their situation into a great blessing! (2 Chronicles 20:25–26)
Do you have a battle to fight? Stand still and see the salvation of the Lord!
Thought For The Day
God wants us to stand still and see Jesus our salvation fight for us.


Tuesday, 10 July 2012

You've Got Mail

I too dey get mail abi.... lol. I like this mail sha

After searching for good Nigerian christian fiction for a while, it was refreshing to fine some on blogsville... well, most of them come dey oceans apart hia... how I go do, I'm not particularlly an e-something person when it comes to books (although, them don the win me small small).

So it was some good news to know I could find some in Lagos... Lagos... true true... everytime weh I search, all the bookstore address go be lagos... ok na. Some how Atilola mentioned Debonair bookstores and I decided to check them out on line. Na so I come place order oh. Come see me the run go bank yesterday to go deposit money for their account before 4:00pm so that them no go lock door for my face.  I deposit money all the while I just de talk for my mind say if this people play with me ehe... sha as I reached office minutes later I got mail that my payment had being received and is being processed, I say toh na internet so them fit talk anything dem like. I zero my mind for the next 3-5 days for my delivery......

My phone rings at about 2:30pm today, who be this one now, it was the mail man quarreling about people not getting their address right. I knew they had arrived... yes oh, in less than 24hrs oh. Wao... I really liked oh....

So what arrived in the mail.....?

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Yes oh my very own copies of this lovely books.... (weh I never see for my own side of the river, and believe me I've searched, when it comes to book hunting I'm a pro... and if my mind locks on a book, I get it). So... excited me perceives the books... yeap, 'I always do that' and write my name in them copies, my stamp of ownership....

So you all vote for which I should read first.... and no gist me oh, I no dey like make people de gist me book or movie.....

Smiley me,
31st Chain
Jesus is Lord.

Saturday, 30 June 2012

I'M A SHEEP

 








This email I got from one of my many subscriptions (without the sheep of cos. lol). It's a perfect focus for my next month study.... I'm inviting you to make it yours too...
LOL... at the title, got the concept from DNW. I laughed and laughed...
So....
 I'm a sheep, following after the voice of the Spirit
I'm foolish for Jesus...
I'm a Murderer.... lol (murdering all this)
and all the other weird titles you can think of.

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Whose Voice Do You Hear?
Today's Truth
My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me (John 10:27, NIV).
lol @ this image oh
Friend to Friend
Dan and I had been married one year when we moved to Fort Worth, Texas, so Dan could attend seminary. I desperately wanted a teaching job, but none was available. Instead I was hired as a secretary in an insurance office. It was definitely not my idea of a dream job, but I had a plan. Every day, on my lunch hour, I call the school district's personnel office to ask, "Do you have a job or me yet?" After several weeks, a frustrated voice finally responded with the words I had been longing to hear. "Mary, will you teach anything anywhere?" she asked. Finally! I jumped at the job offer and made an appointment to visit my new classroom that afternoon. The principal escorted me up a flight of stairs, pointed to a door, and said, "That's your classroom. Good luck!" With a knowing smile, he turned and walked away...quickly.
Stepping into the classroom, I froze at the astonishing sight before me. Some children were jumping on desks while others crawled under tables, all screaming and yelling at the top of their lungs. Paper and food littered the floor. In the corner sat an obviously frazzled substitute teacher, who was desperately trying to gain control of her students...uh, make that mystudents. The classroom was in total chaos. My first thought was, "What have I gotten myself into?" The next few weeks certainly answered that question.
Each classroom was arranged in learning centers instead of desks. The students moved from center to center as they completed assignments, a plan that naturally invited noise. I learned that because of overcrowding, each teacher had been asked to select two children to form a new classroom...my classroom...and of course, each teacher had chosen his or her two most difficult students.
The first few weeks were a nightmarish battle for control. After losing my voice twice, my sister, Betty, a veteran first grade teacher, gave me some great advice. "The louder you are, the louder the children will be. If you want to get their attention, speak softly so they will have to be quiet in order to hear your voice." I put her advice into action the very next day. As the children entered the classroom, I greeted each one with a silent smile. In my hands was a brightly wrapped box. Curious, they asked, "What is that, Mrs. Southerland?" I merely smiled and said nothing until every student was quietly seated. "I have a new plan," I began. "Sometime during the day, I will call your name once. If you hear my voice, you may choose one prize from our new prize box. If you don't hear my voice, you will miss the opportunity to select a prize and I will call another student's name." It worked like a charm! In a matter of days, my students learned to listen for my voice above all others.
Stress comes when we allow the many voices in life to drown out the only voice that really matters, the voice of God. We can't obey every voice we hear. If we try, we will end up in total failure, carrying a heavy load we were never created to carry. Obedience to God is not a heavy load because we don't have to carry it alone. God's strength and power bear the burden of our obedience to Him. The more time we spend in God's Word and in prayer, the easier it will be to recognize His voice.
Let's Pray
Father, I come to You today, wanting and needing to hear Your voice. I am drowning in the expectations of others and am so confused about the next step I need to take. Please give me Your direction and the strength to follow Your plan for my life.
In Jesus' name,
Amen.
Now It's Your Turn 
Read Psalm 32:8 (NLT) "The LORD says, "I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you." What comfort does this verse give you about God's plan for your life as opposed to your plans or the plans of others?
Read John 10:4 (NLT) "After he has gathered his own flock, he walks ahead of them, and they follow him because they recognize his voice." Notice that the shepherd walks ahead of his sheep, gently calling them to follow. What change do you need to make in your life so that you can look for God's hand at work and listen for His voice alone?
By faith, accept the truth that God is always at work in your life and thank Him for His steadfast provision. Look back over the last few days, weeks and months of your life. Now praise Him for the things He has done. Identify the "voices" that you tend to listen to instead of listening for the voice of God.

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Happy new month
& next half of the year..... Enjoy great days ahead.


Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Book Review - Saving Grace

I decided to do a little bit of book reviewing and recommendation. Only books I like and I'm really excited about though. Will definitely read lots more and never get to review them. 
Saving Grace-2005

As the only daughter of a successful businesswoman, 

Grace has grown up with nothing but the best. 
Through a chance encounter, she meets Mike, 
a successful design artist who introduces her to a relationship 
very different from her usual one-night-stands and affairs with married men. 


I enjoyed reading this book and for me to say 'I like a book', it has to have a great ending (I'm big on *endings*). And I was happy with the way Saving Grace ended. I liked the way the Hero and Heroin connected and complimented each other, I liked Michael for his job, interests and the fact that he was a gadget person. Also while reading this book, I couldn't but think that the author was describing herself, she came through alot in this novel. 
The book had a lot of reality in it, I never rolled my eyes once going, "get real please", you know, some books after you're done reading, you wonder if the people really existed on planet earth. More than half way through the book, I went to read the summary on the back cover only to discover that all the hyp behind was inconsistent with the story within and she was just getting into the summary behind at this point in the book (just wondering why). Sha, in the end it was a goodread and I recommend it for you'll.

Wondering K

I'm a fan of christian fiction and have read quiet a number. Even some secular title before I got saved ***you know, the ones***. I just say make I ask...
  • Fat people no de marry....? Big boned and chubby girls and pot bellied guys.... 
  • Poor people no the marry...? the girl or the guy the always get money oh... ah
  • People no the get spot or wrinkle and thanks to Dee Henderson and Lynette Eason, at least some fourty something year olds don the fall in-love the marry? Old people no the fall-in love the marry... lol
  • Wetin them mean, if you no get electric shock, breath stopping moments.... bla bla bla, you no dey in love....?
  • Na for only book people de meet angel or spirit play love... loooool
  • Abegi.... ah, dey too plenty...
  • Add to the list if you enjoy reading fiction
31st Chain
Habk 2:2-3

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

A FREE GIFT


Keith Moore

I love this man of God. I’ve learnt so much from him. Any time I’m studying along a certain line, all I have to do is go to His ministry web-site and get a message relating to my study ***for free*** I must add. He is the only preacher I know who’s ministry materials are free (messages, books etc) *pray tell if you know others* (I be nija babe abi… we like free things abi J).
Anyway, though Keith Moore’s messages are free to you and I, they *cost something* and actually have monetary equivalents… All materials are paid for by friends and partners of the ministry. Meaning all the work is done and the price is paid for us to get them for free.
Friends… that’s what Jesus Christ did for us. Salvation and all that we enjoy is not for free, it was paid for. ***Free to us, but cost to Jesus***. I believe the life we live in Christ will make more sense to us when we bear in heart the cost of it, We’ll beginning to value it more when we are conscious of the fact that…
He came that We may have the God life.. and that life more abundantly (John 10:10)
He was wondered for our transgression…. (Isaiah 53)
By His wounds we are healed
He saw the travail of His soul and is satisfied with us
He became poor that I through His poverty might become rich (2 cor 8:9)
We reign in life through Jesus Christ… (Rom 5:17) 
And much more that He has done for us…

Indeed only He could do the things He did for us, and, because of His great Love for us. He loves us without restrain. I love Him too… more than words can say… I hope You do too.
To help me value this free gift more

Dear Lord,

Lord thank You for ….* and I prayed - Eph 1: 17-23*

In Jesus Name
Amen

31st chain
Isaiah 53

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Cloud of Witness


   I was at the funeral service for Pst Akin of House on the Rock Abuja, who died in the June 3rd 2012 Dana plane crash. ( In the end I believe I was led there as I was supposed to be in my church service, but some how ended up there with a friend).
   The service was called "songs of Hymns" and it was a really touching service, with many wet eyes. It was a tragic event that awakened me to the reality that people die everyday... by the minute all over the world [and others are born by the minute all over the world]. A plane crash was a way for some to pass-on.
***Death is a Spirit***
   They sang songs that focused your thought on the fact that 'we'll all go to meet Jesus some day', and people that knew Pst Akin gave Tribute to him, including Pst Goodheart O. Ekweme. All that kept going through my head as I listened to people talk was... " Wao... He knew people... people knew him... but most significantly,  'he touched lifes'. He was a servant through and true. I didn't know him personally, never meet him, but this was my conclusion. He served God with a passion and it came through in the way he lived his life "with a passion".
   It came to me, 'if I fall plum dead today, what would people say of me...'?
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   It comes right back to the people around you... my brother... my sister... the lifes we were able to affect and change for good. It's not about powers or authority or positions or SELF... It's about God and the people around you... the people around me. God never fought for the world (earth), His fight has always been for MAN... for YOU... for ME. God's fight has always been for us. If he's got us, He's got every thing. And if you've got God and you've got your neighbour, you've got everything.
   Pst Akin and other believers have joined the 'Great Cloud of Witness' (Heb 12:1) cheering us on in this journey to be who God has designed for us to be. What would be said of you when, you turn your back and walk out a room?
But it's so simple....
   God is all that matters. If we cross the line, are we joining that 'great cloud of witness' to cheer others on?
Rev 3:20
Behold, I stand at the door and knock:
if any man hear my voice, and open the door,
I will sup with him and he with me.
My People,

31st Chain
Rev 3:20