HE STEPPED DOWN WORSHIPPING We got in before him

HE STEPPED DOWN WORSHIPPING We got in before him. Just as we were taking in our bags, his car drove into the compound. As he stepped down from the car, it was a flow of worship songs that was coming out from his phone. About an hour later, we were all at the dinner table with my daughter in his hands as my wife was serving the meal. A song just flowed straight from my lips impulsively. Without blinking, my spiritual father joined in as I sang “you are God from beginning to the end”. Then it struck me: First, if you have worship in your heart, it will certainly make it to your mouth. Whatever you loaded with on the inside will flow naturally on the outside. The reason why a LG remote control will not work with a Samsung Device is because there is no LG wired into Samsung. If there is anger within, a little provocation will spill it open. If there is joy, a little touch will cause it to erupt. The second lesson is simple: Heights are sustained by depths (I feel like saying that a thousand times). I now know why each sermon remains fresh and powerful. I now know why the heavy schedule and many international trips has not drained him out. I now know why my spiritual father can wake up 3am constantly and pray till dawn. Heights are sustained by depths. He has dug deep into devotion and worship- He hit a rock before he began erecting a structure. When digging foundations, you scoop out sand till you get to the rock. There are things that must leave your life if you will last long and grow tall in influence. Depths are attained in secret. If what keeps you going is not built on a rock, what comes against you will soon get you off your feet. Remember! Heights are sustained by depths. PT

TESTIMONY REPORT While I was away, I got the finest report of 2017

TESTIMONY REPORT While I was away, I got the finest report of 2017. I went on my knees and wept: I wrote a post on “We spent Church Money” in November. A dear father shared with a group of colleagues. That inspired some of them to come together to raise over five hundred thousand naira ( N500,000) for a missionary. I could not hold back my tears. That is the kingdom. One post brought that! I had an “Oh My God” moment. The little you do in that corner is making sense. Do not give up. PT

DO NOT GO HOME ALONE WITH HER I smiled and told the two of them that, “This is practical Christianity”

DO NOT GO HOME ALONE WITH HER I smiled and told the two of them that, “This is practical Christianity”. Then I explained. I needed help with something at home. My wife was not around. One of my ladies in church could easily help. However, there is wisdom for everyday living available in the Holy Ghost- I requested a brother to kindly come along and help me too. There is no superman anywhere. There is no superwoman anywhere. There are only men and women who choose to make wise decisions (or maybe foolish ones) per time. We are to defend the gospel with our lives. There must not be a hint of sexual immorality in our midst. You must never give the devil a foothold at all. I am a Pastor- but the best of Men of God is still a Man. Hence, I must guard my heart with all diligence. It does not take more than a second to plant a seed of lust that can wreck a life and affect all that matters. The devil is smart. The believer must be smarter. You have no business putting yourself in a position that you have to start giving explanation- it makes no sense. You do not have to be in a situation where you will begin to hide details of what happened- it makes no sense. There must be no hint of sexual immorality at all in your life- NO HINT! No hint. No hint means no cohabitation. No hint means “no suggestive words or walk”. Kill the seed before it grows. Sex in marriage is bonding. Sex outside marriage is a bondage. Watch it. Note: Sexual sins does not begin with the act. It starts in the heart. Kill the thought before it affects your walk. PT

“I POSITION MY THINGS” With Danielle in her hands, mum was trying to find her pair of slippers

“I POSITION MY THINGS” With Danielle in her hands, mum was trying to find her pair of slippers. As she fiddled with her feet to the exact point where it was, I said, “Mum, the slippers are just right there”. She said with a smile, “I position my things”. (You would not appreciate this story until you realise that mum does not see) It struck me instantly what I must learn to do as a believer if I am not seeing the things I desire or when I pray and I have not gotten answers: “I must position myself” When I trust God for success and breakthrough, I work hard and smart. Do not trust God for a promotion when all you do deserve a demotion. If you have a bad attitude and you are trusting God for a spouse, do not say “Accept me as I am”, even marriage is a continuous improvement programme. God is interested in my position- Where I walk (Is it in the counsel of the ungodly?) Where I stand (Is it in the way of sinners?) Where I sit (Is it the seat of the scornful?) There is the posture and positioning of the blessed. There is an attitude of the blessed. If your attitude is poor and your posture is wrong, you will remain on one spot. Lines can fall in pleasant places but are you positioned in the right place and in the right way? The moon only reflect the extent of light to which it is aligned to the sun- if it is crescent aligned, it will be crescent illuminated. If it is half aligned, it will be half luminated. But we have a full moon when it is fully aligned. The finest expressions of your life will be discovered and deployed when you are fully aligned to all of God’s will. Are you well positioned? Check your posture today! PT

FEEDBACK FRIDAY I clocked 6 years in Eruwa and Ministry on the 23rd November (yesterday) and I can say this- THERE IS NO DISAPPOINTMENT OR REGRET IN…

FEEDBACK FRIDAY I clocked 6 years in Eruwa and Ministry on the 23rd November (yesterday) and I can say this- THERE IS NO DISAPPOINTMENT OR REGRET IN OBEDIENCE (especially when the package comes with a beautiful wife) Friends, I do not know when I started writing almost daily but we have come a long way. Today, if you read the daily posts, kindly give a feedback. Has it been a blessing? How has it shaped your walk with God, relationship with people, family life etc.? If you do not like writing feedbacks, hope you know how to make cash transfers? (Phone numbers may be unreachable but account numbers never fail. Lol) But seriously, Words of Appreciation is a virtue we must all have. Send in a feedback today. Do not wait till we see in Heaven 100 years from now and you will now begin to say, “PT, you were a blessing”. I will be too awed by the splendour of God that whatever we did on earth will be irrelevant. PT

NOW IT IS SIX YEARS: ANOTHER MILESTONE I really cannot remember the first thought I had when I sat for the first time on this day five years ago in…

NOW IT IS SIX YEARS: ANOTHER MILESTONE I really cannot remember the first thought I had when I sat for the first time on this day five years ago in our first ministry office (Nov. 23, 2011). My mentor said to me that day, “The Eagle has landed”. Honestly, I thought I was crazy. I smiled at my “stupidity”. I signed every letter with the greeting “With Lifted Eyes” (I still do till date). I have learnt in 5 years that God can indeed use the foolish things of this world to confound the wise. I have learnt that He is committed to whatever He has commissioned. I have learnt that He wipes the tears of His sons. Those moments I knew The Spirit embraced my spirit- “untellable” moments. I have learnt that little steps is the beginning of great acts. I have learnt that there are still selfless men and amazing friends in this world (They rock at all times) I have learnt that whether you are preaching to One or Fifty, A SOUL IS PRICELESS. I have learnt to make mistakes and try hard not to repeat them. I have learnt that there is still a woman who loves God with reckless abandon, who at all cost goes with His will, paying the price, despising the shame, who holds you in a prayerful hug when “you wonder how to get some needs met” (Hugs with tears. I love you dear). I have learnt that Structure is as important as the vision- no house stands without pillars. I have heard God say “Go on” when you do such a “thankless job”. I have learnt how to wake up each day with a desire to birth what I see on the inside right on the outside. I have learnt to hit the same spot till the walls break and the waters flow. I have learnt how to enjoy little and rejoice at abundance. I have learnt how to “preach to myself” when reports are not favourable on all fronts. I have learnt to TRUST God for the simplest of things- I have seen Him come through unfailingly. To God, My wife, Parents, Siblings, The Eagles Assembly, Covenant Friends, Online friends, I say THANK YOU ALL. LET US DO SOME MORE! With LIFTED eyes, PT

THE DAY DAD STOPPED DRINKING Dad was working as a bank teller

THE DAY DAD STOPPED DRINKING Dad was working as a bank teller. He was a young man. He drinks socially- once in a while. His fridge was always stocked. He was the type of drinker who takes just a sip but never gets drunk. Then comes the day he had a shortage while reconciling accounts in the bank. It was a sad day. He got home and went from a sip to another and another. He got drunk. He went to take an evening shower. He slept off there. It was a type of house where conveniences are shared. Imagine the shame. One of his neighbours helped him in. He stopped drinking afterwards. He slept off in the wrong place. May you not find rest in the wrong places. When you are about to rest in the wrong nest, may God unsettle you. Sisera sought rest in the tent of Jael while running from battle, he asked for water and was given milk, he found a bed and rested but he did not know that would be his last sleep- Jael smote him with a tent peg. (Judges 4:14-23). When you about settle into the wrong job or business or relationship, may the Lord ring an alarm in your heart. You cannot sleep in the tent of Hagar and expect to birth Isaac. It does not work. I pray again for you- When you are about to rest in the wrong tent, may the Lord unsettle you. May He bring that friend with a warning. When you are about sleeping on Delilah’s lap, may there be a friend who calls with “What are you doing now?” May you not sleep in the wrong tent. Amen PT

WHEN DADDY SMILES I requested that my wife kept me company so that the barbing salon would be a “romantic” experience

WHEN DADDY SMILES I requested that my wife kept me company so that the barbing salon would be a “romantic” experience. You don’t know how it feels like looking into the mirror and your eyes “catching all fours”. Glory! Danielle, obviously, had to be with us. But we noticed something- Danielle was quite calm. She kept looking around with that searching look of “Where are we?”. At that moment, I turned back and gave her that smile only Dads can give- she lightened up and smiled back. It did not take long- she began to blubber and play. I want to speak to someone who has found himself or herself in unusual places – you are like Jesus being led into the wilderness or like Joseph in Egypt, You are not alone. God is with us in our finest moments and He is present with us even in trouble and that means everywhere in between is covered also. You just got married and it still looks so new and sort of strange, can you see God smiling at you? He is right there. You are in the midst of a storm at work. All seem not to be in order. Physical effort is failing- Jesus is in that boat. You would not sink. What you used to do with exciting courage now seem like routine and you are tired and stressed, God is smiling and asking you to calm down and just have a timeout with Him. My grandpa in his last minutes asked my brother a simple question, “Kayode, where are they singing?”. My brother heard no songs whatsoever and he told Grandpa no one was singing. When a man is connected to the supernatural, even when death is knocking, he can still hear the sweet voice and find the reassuring smile of God. Stay connected to Daddy’s smile. Life is sweeter that way. PT

KEEPING AND USING My daughter got a gift of a toy that had different buttons on it and would be powered by battery- the smallest size! The day she…

KEEPING AND USING My daughter got a gift of a toy that had different buttons on it and would be powered by battery- the smallest size! The day she crawled to the toy and began to bang it on the floor, I thought it was necessary to power it. I remembered that I had two batteries tucked away somewhere in a small bag. I went straight for it but the sight was unwelcoming- the batteries had swelled and was quite ruptured. I threw it away. It was kept but not used. In the gifts given of God, you do not become a master by conscious keeping but by constant using. That marraige would probably had survived and grown into a model for many but at times simple words like “I am Sorry”, “I Love You” or “You look good this morning”, “Please Forgive Me” were kept but not used. There are things that must be used and not kept but there are also things we must keep and not use- know the difference. The last servant in the Parable of the Talent kept the talent, it lost value and he lost value too. It was kept and not used. Esther wanted to keep her voice in the trying time of the Jews, Mordecai said this is the time it must be used. Her voice used rightly saved the Jews. It was used and not kept. May we not be silent at the wrong time. If Rahab had used the scarlet robe rather than keeping it in place, she would have lost her life. Some things must be kept and not used. Do you know what to keep? Do you know what to use? Keep your heart with all diligence. Use your gift with all diligence. I pray you wisdom to know the difference. PT

SOME DOORS ARE NOT YOURS I was putting in some fuel in the generator at home

SOME DOORS ARE NOT YOURS I was putting in some fuel in the generator at home. Some flies kept hovering over the source of light I had with me. Just as I finished putting in fuel and I wanted to cover the tank- one of the flies flew directly into the tank. Well! I simply covered it. As I turned away, the Holy Spirit whispered to me, “It is not all opportunities that are meant for you. It is not all open doors that must be accessed”. A lot of us pray for open doors but are we really sure of which ones are meant for us. When Joseph was trusting God for a change of story, Mrs. Potiphar came with an “open door”. That open door would have become the grave of his destiny. Some doors are not for you. After Naaman got healed, Elisha said “thanks for your gift but keep it”. Gehazi said, “I must not miss this open door”. He ended up doing the “right thing” at the wrong time. Some doors are not yours. When you sit to discuss that business deal and a red flag keeps going up in your head and an alarm clock rings in your spirit. Hold on for a while. Some doors are not yours. When you keep sensing that discomfort as you move forward. The donkey you ride easily suddenly becomes unfriendly. Ask God to open your eyes to see- maybe an angel is stopping you on the path that is not yours. Some doors are not yours. When they see the healings and mircales God wrought through you; the multitudes being by you; hearing the authority with which you speak and they decide that they want to willingly make you their king. If that is not your calling, do not see an open door, see an uncovered grave! Why? Some doors are not yours. Discern before you enter. Some “good” opportunities have killed “God” opportunities. Watch it! PT