Ponder Your Path 4

Bringing glory to God is only possible when we make sound decisions in obedience to His instructions.

Many people approach the subject of obedience theoretically and miss the chance to make actual impact.

However, God’s desire is for sons to as a matter of course make wise choices that brings glory to His name.

A man who constantly displays wisdom and courage in his choices won’t be ignored for long.

The world is in search of men who have proven by the quality of their decisions that they aren’t hasty, foolish and reckless.

To be that man who is sought after, you must learn to listen to the voice of heaven on every matter, think things through, and make conviction triggered decisions.

The End.

Prayer: Father, grant me the required wisdom to navigate through life in Jesus’ name.

Scriptures: Luke 14:28-30, James 1:3-4, Heb 11 & Dan 3

© Victor Ogungbe 2023

Ponder Your Path 3

Have you ever wondered why the 3 Hebrew Boys could dare go against a man as powerful as King Nebuchadnezzar? 

They had thought things through. It wasn’t a spur-of-the-moment decision. 

Many of us applaud their courage but ignore the fact that their exploits was possible because they chose to stand for God, and for righteousness despite the consequences.

A man who can assess his situation, identify the consequences, and still choose to obey God is a man of Faith indeed.

Make no mistake, God isn’t seeking for robots and yes-men who wound’t ponder their path before stepping out. Rather, He is in search of men of conviction that would stand for Him, make a difference, and bring glory to His name.

To be Continued…

Prayer: Father, no matter what, help my gaze to remain on You such that I choose You above anyone else.

Scriptures: Luke 14:28-30, James 1:3-4, Heb 11 & Dan 3

© Victor Ogungbe 2023

Ponder Your Path 2

I asked someone a while ago what their plans were, and the response was, “we haven’t thought about that”.

Beloved, while we obviously know in part, it’s imperative to ask fundamental questions and check all the possible outcomes before making a decision.

It’s not a sign of wisdom to step out without carefully weighing your options especially to ascertain that you can deal with the consequences.

Faith doesn’t eliminate consequences. Rather, it’s a posture of trust in God that ultimately causes things to work in our favour.

The operative word is “Ultimately”. The fact that you are in obedience doesn’t mean the entirety of your journey would be a roller coaster. 

If in doubt, ask the Heroes of faith in Hebrews 11.

To be continued…

Prayer: Father, may I not faint when my faith is tested. At every turn, let my choices reflect your wisdom and bring You glory.

Scriptures: Luke 14:28-30, James 1:3-4 & Heb 11:1-40

© Victor Ogungbe 2023

Ponder Your Path

A person who doesn’t think things through would often arrive at an undesired destination.

The challenge with arriving at a place you aren’t prepared or designed for is, you are not equipped and so you either mess things up or under-perform.

Sometimes, the difference between those who thrive and those who present excuses for their inability to advance is the ability of the former to carefully ponder a path before stepping out.

Actions and inactions are accompanied with consequences. Some are good and others aren’t.

It is my prayer that henceforth, whenever we make a call, it would be premised on God’s wisdom and it would produce pleasant results in Jesus’ name.

Welcome to March, may the grace of God sustain us through this month and beyond in Jesus’ name.

To be continued…

Prayer: Father, may I be discerning and may I make the right call always.

Scriptures: Luke 14:28-30

© Victor Ogungbe 2023

Not Unto Death 4

“Believe” is the key that grants you access to the possibilities in this Kingdom.

Recall, we walk by Faith (believe) and not by sight. To depend on your five senses in your transaction with God, is to deny yourself of the miraculous.

Jesus’ admonition to His disciples and Lazarus’ sisters was premised on the principle of absolute trust. He needed them to recognise that taking things at face-value isn’t a culture of the Kingdom.

Beloved, no matter how tough your realities appear, it’s imperative to embrace the fact that, your best interest is always God’s priority.

As such, you need a faith-inspired approach to life because that’s the trigger for the supernatural.

The End.

Prayer: Father, even in tough times, help me to stay focused on You and believe Your every promise.

Scriptural References: John 11; Rom 8:28; Jeremiah 29:11 & II Cor 5:7

©️Victor Ogungbe 2023

Not Unto Death 3

When things get difficult, you can rest in the fact that, you serve a God that specializes in impossibilities.

Jesus was calm throughout Lazarus’ case for a reason. He knew that He is the almighty and as such, nothing, not even death could defy Him.

The difference between those who would be defeated and those who are triumphant is their consciouness of the capacity of the God in whom they believe.

Little wonder Jesus’ response to Martha at Lazarus’ tomb was, “Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?”

The question is, do you believe?

To be continued…

Prayer: Father, help my unbelieve.

Scriptural References: John 11, Rom 8:28 & Jeremiah 29:11

©️Victor Ogungbe 2023

Not Unto Death 2

Absolute trust is required to see things the way God sees them.

But very often than not, trust doesn’t come easy especially in the face of challenges.

Absolute Trust in God is Pivotal.

I believe that it’s for this reason that severally through Scriptures, we were admonished to trust God.

Since God is all-knowing, He recognises that man could in the midst of an overwhelm, forget that He is the all-powerful One.

In the account in John 11, both the disciples (prior to Lazarus’ death) and his sisters (after his death), couldn’t comprehend what Jesus was saying.

Although they couldn’t see the possibility of a miracle, Jesus changed the narrative and a testimony was birthed.

To be continued.

Prayer: Father, help me to trust you completely no matter what.

Scriptural References: John 11:4; Rom 8:28 & Jeremiah 29:11

©️Victor Ogungbe 2023

Not Unto Death

I can only imagine the numerous challenges people have to deal with every now and then.

From the loss of a loved one, to losing their source of livelihood. Then there are those who just feel stuck because they are unable to make the progress they so desire. Lest I forget, there are those whose health has been a challenge, and nothing they do seem to give them the desired result.

The few situations highlighted here doesn’t even capture the many things people are dealing with.

What usually accompanies difficult times is the lie that it’s the end of the road. But that’s not true.

What baffles me is how Jesus told his disciples that Lazarus’ sickness wasn’t unto death yet the man died at some point.

In essence, to experience heaven’s order of result, we must see things the way God sees them.

To be continued…

Prayer: Father, help me to see things the way you see them in Jesus’ name.

Scriptural Reference: John 11:4

©️Victor Ogungbe 2023

Arise & Eat 5

The admonition in Isaiah 1:19 is valid even today.

“If you are willing and obedient, You shall eat the good of the land;”

I remember vividly how in Jan 2015, God said those exact words to me. Little did I know that, it was His way of preparing me for what would later happen in February of the same year.

As tough as the instruction was, He gave me the courage to obey. In retrospect, I am grateful I followed through, because that simple step crystallized things for me.

Obedience to God’s instruction determines everything. Your preservation, protection, provision and relevance are connected to your compliance.

Like Elijah, God is saying to you, get up and develop Spiritual stamina because the journey ahead of you is crucial and what you carry on your inside is weighty.

The End.

Prayer: Father, at every point of my journey, help me to make the right move.

Scriptural References: l Kings 18 & 19; Romans 8:28 & Hosea 4:6

©️Victor Ogungbe 2023

Arise & Eat 4

Correct alignment is what qualifies you for the good of the land.

“Land” within the context of our conversation isn’t limited to a geographical location. Rather, it’s all inclusive.

“Arise and Eat” was the angel’s instruction to Elijah in that moment. He needed to be strengthened otherwise his chances of getting into another burnout was inevitable.

As anointed as Elijah was, He needed spiritual re-enforcement in other to finish strong.

One of the greatest errors we can run into is to attempt to run a fresh race based on residual knowledge.

For every season God brings sons into, He requires one thing, absolute reliance. The question is, to what extent would we permit Him to equip us?

To be continued…

Prayer: Oh Lord, help me to be compliant to your every instruction in order to be fit for purpose.

Scriptural References: l Kings 18 & 19; Romans 8:28 & Hosea 4:6

©️Victor Ogungbe 2023