Wednesday, January 30, 2008

I Thank God for My Birthday!

Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's.
~ Psalm 103:5

I am a year older today.
I am very glad and grateful to God for all the beautiful and wonderful things He has been doing in my life from birth.
I thank God for my mother, Gladys Eke of blessed memory and I thank God for my father, Sunday Eke of blessed memory.
I thank God for my brothers and sister and others God has brought into my life.

I thank God for making me one in a million.
I thank God for making my future secure.
For God is my life insurance.

I thank God for the Queen of my heart who called me this morning from Abuja in Nigeria, and for loving me like no other woman has ever loved me since I was born.
She is one in a million.

Psalm 103 (King James Version)

1. Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.

2. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:

3. Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;

4. Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;

5. Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's.

6. The LORD executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.

7. He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel.

8. The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.

9. He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever.

10. He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.

11. For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.

12. As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.

13. Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him.

14. For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.

15. As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.

16. For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more.

17. But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children;

18. To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them.

19. The LORD hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all.

20. Bless the LORD, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word.

21. Bless ye the LORD, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure.

22. Bless the LORD, all his works in all places of his dominion: bless the LORD, O my soul.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

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Nigerian Pagans Are More Honest and Transparent Than Nigerian Christians

The irony of corruption in Nigeria is the complicity of Nigerian churches and mosques.
They are among the largest beneficiaries of the misappropriated funds stolen by corrupt Nigerian office holders and contractors.
The fact is Nigerian pagans are more honest and transparent than the so called Christians and Muslims.

Nigerians fear the Juju than they fear the Almighty God.

Most of the indicted and convicted corrupt public officials and their accomplices claim to be Christians and Muslims and I have seen their pastors, bishops and Imams collecting fat offerings, tithes, donations and gifts from them. Then asking God to have mercy on them and forgive them, instead of warning them as Jesus Christ warned "Repent or Perish!".
They are afraid of warning them and calling them crooks and rogues, lest they frighten them away and lose their financial contributions and other benefits.

The rich are honoured with knighthood and given other titles in the church.
Cultists have been honoured by many churches in Nigeria. They are the chief launchers and chairmen and leading ladies of the fund raising committees.

I have since passed a vote of No Confidence in Nigerian Christians and Muslims, because I have not seen any difference in their behaviour outside the church and mosque when compared to the pagans.
The only difference is they go to church and mosque while the pagans go to the shrine.

The dishonesty, hypocrisy and selfish opportunism among Nigerian Christians and Muslims are responsible for the perpetuation of corruption in Nigeria, from the hawkers of fake products on the street to the embezzlers of revenue allocations in the corridors of power.

From Lagos to Abuja to Calabar to Enugu to Bonny Island, I have been there and seen corruption in high places and low places.

The metamorphosis of corruption in Nigeria can be seen in the parade of their ignorance in the masquerade of arrogance. But as Jesus Christ said, "by their fruits you shall know them", their deeds indoors and outdoors show their true characters, regardless of their lip service and eye service in their churches and mosques.

My duty is to witness and give my eye witness accounts in my books like the Chronicles of the Holy Bible.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy New Year—Begin With the End in Mind

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

1. Happy New Year—Begin With the End in Mind

It was Steven Covey, author of the popular book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, who coined the phrase, "Begin with the end in mind."

Most of us know that New Year Resolutions we make at the beginning of each New Year usually last until the next setback or challenge we face.

However, if we print a copy of "Steven Covey's Seven Habits" and tape them to the fridge or other prominent place and read them often, we have a much greater chance of finishing this New Year with a sense of achievement:

Steven Covey's Seven Habits:

Be proactive. Don't stand still. Take the initiative and be responsible.
Begin with the end in mind. Start any activity, a meeting, run, day, or life, with an end in mind. Work to that end and make sure your values are aligned with your goals.
Put first things first. Prioritize your life so you're working on the important stuff.
Think win/win. This is pretty obvious. You get what you put in.
Seek first to understand, then to be understood. Listen to emphasize, obtain information, and understand the other person's point of view.
Synergize. Work to create outcomes that are greater than the individual parts.
Sharpen the saw. Cultivate the essential elements of your character: physical, mental, social/emotional, and spiritual.1
And as Pastor Tod Bolsinger put it, "We need to live every day with the end in mind–and most important of all, live with Jesus' end in mind."

"For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive what is due him for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad."2

Suggested prayer: "Dear God, please help me every day this year to live, not only with the end of this year in mind but with the end of my life in mind so that, when I stand before you to give an account of my life, I will hear your welcome words, 'Well done, good and faithful servant. Enter into the joy of your Lord.' So help me God. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, in Jesus' name, amen."

1. Steven, Covey,
2. 2 Corinthians 5:10 (NIV).