Sunday, 29 April 2007

2 Questions & a new Version

Question 1
Everything was almost perfect. I was in class studying some crazy interesting topic about how to calculate Net Present Value.The lecturer is one of those monster teachers except he's a brilant good monster. I am siting next to a finance lawyer from Bogota, Columbia whose being sponsored by his company.Next to him is a lady chattered acountant from India. While three of us are trying very hard to enjoy everymoment of this lazy man's acounting subject, then it happens, my phone rings,i get a very important call from Nigeria, should i pick it?

Answer: You guessed it. if i dint wanna pick i should just have left the phone at home haha

Question 2
On a more biblical note, why did God create the man Adam, instead of the boy Adam? why was Adam not born a baby like the rest of us?

Answer: If you are thinking, then that's all the answer that'll make me happy. Just wanted you to think on this one.

New Bible Version
Romans 8:1 (Michael's Breakthrough Version 1.0)
After all that has been said so far, It is obvious that nobody can condemn the beliver, no situation can make the believer feel condemned or useless. By being in Christ Jesus, the believer stands way above condemnation.

Last word: Tel me what you think about this bible version, i might just do some mo verses. cheers

Tuesday, 24 April 2007

luv UnitEd

Background info:
i vowed to stop being a soccer freak this May.

The good news is i have got one mo month

so i'll jus load it all on you for now.

My apologies if u dun lyk soccer

the meat:

i love Manchester United!!

i love Rooney and Ronaldo

those are 2 talented boys

that are younger than me

i luv everyone associated with united

thr's few things i luv mo than united

if u know me, then u know what those are
the reason:

u guessed it

i jus came back from seeing one of the matches

and it was breathtaking

let me put it in some borrowed words

"this victory was steeped in courage, grit and determination"

i watched the match in a London bar

and that is such an experience

u feel as if u r in the stadium

u feel as if u scored the goal

the atmosphere is jus delirous
final word:
i'm probably this excited cos the match really livened up my day.
u can too...leave a comment

Sunday, 22 April 2007

The place of exchange

it is a place of transition
a place where inhibitions give way to release
in the face of an awesome God
my weakness gives way to His strength
my frustrations for untold joy
its hardly a mystery,the good book says,
"His strength is made perfect in my weakness"
"the joy of the Lord is my strength"
it goes on,
"in His presence, there's fullness of joy"
in the twinkling of an eye
in that moment
the sadness and weakness of the human spirit
is exchanged for strength and JOy immeasurable
of a loving and mighty Creator-God
those are the moments when u dun wanna leAve.
the place of exchange,
it could happen in a service
in your room
or just somewhere, anywhere really
its not the physical place
its that junction in the spirit
where i have come again and again
after the world drains me of vigour
How i love that placewhere it all happens,
How i love even more,
the One that makes it happEn
if u have been there,
u know what i'm talking about
if noT, u need to find it

Friday, 20 April 2007

On a free day

Not much to do today so i walked round my neighbourhood and took pictures with my phone. it was a beautiful day as i also got my cheque book and debit card (p.s. u'll get a cheque book and a debit card here no matter how litte you have but the feeling's good).

And so i, erm i jumped straight to to order two books, on is a textbook i need, one is an investment book i have wanted to buy for a while. Well here are the pictures.

And for my new found love of poems written by others, i am posting 'the creed' by steve turner at the end. Its a beautiful satire that makes fun of how we humans live...pointing out the ironies with a touch of humour.

This was on friday in school at a party for new students. These south Americans are dancing salsa

this is the house i stay on Ermine Road, Lewisham, London.

This is the street overview...Ermine road

This is a very green and beautiful park nearby

strange cos london is such a busy metropolitan city but thank God for few sparks of the beauty of creation like this just beside the chaotic urban Steve Turner

This is the creed I have written on behalf of all us.

We believe in Marx, freud and darwin

We believe everything is OK

as long as you don't hurt anyone,

to the best of your definition of hurt,

and to the best of your knowledge.

We believe in sex before,

during, and after marriage.

We believe in the therapy of sin.

We believe that adultery is fun.

We believe that sodomy is OK.

We believe that taboos are taboo.

We believe that everything is getting better

despite evidence to the contrary.

The evidence must be investigated

And you can prove anything with evidence.
We believe there's something in horoscopes, UFO's and bent spoons;

Jesus was a good man just like Buddha, Mohammed, and ourselves.

He was a good moral teacher although we think His good morals were bad.
We believe that all religions are basically the same

-- at least the one that we read was.

They all believe in love and goodness.

They only differ on matters of creation, sin, heaven, hell, God, and salvation.

We believe that after death comes the Nothing

Because when you ask the dead what happens they say nothing.

If death is not the end, if the dead have lied,

then it's compulsory heaven for all

excepting perhaps Hitler, Stalin, and Genghis Khan.

We believe in Masters and Johnson.

What's selected is average.

What's average is normal.

What's normal is good.
We believe in total disarmament.

We believe there are direct links between warfare and bloodshed.

Americans should beat their guns into tractors and the Russians would be sure to follow.

We believe that man is essentially good.

It's only his behavior that lets him down.

This is the fault of society.

Society is the fault of conditions.

Conditions are the fault of society.

We believe that each man must find the truth that is right for him.

Reality will adapt accordingly.

The universe will readjust.

History will alter.

We believe that there is no absolute truth

excepting the truth that there is no absolute truth.
We believe in the rejection of creeds,

and the flowering of individual thought.

"Chance" .......a post-script
If chance be the Father of all flesh,

disaster is his rainbow in the sky, and when you hear
State of Emergency! Sniper Kills Ten!

Troops on Rampage! Whites go Looting! Bomb Blasts School!
It is but the sound of man worshiping his maker.

Sunday, 15 April 2007

One guy didn't

Three guys were tried for crimes against humanity.
Two guys committed crimes.
One guy didn't.

Three guys were given government trials.
Two guys had fair trials.
One guy didn't.

Three guys were whipped and beaten.
Two guys had it coming.
One guy didn't.

Three guys were given crosses to carry.
Two guys earned their crosses.
One guy didn't.

Three guys were mocked and spit at along the way.
Two guys cursed and spit back.
One guy didn't.

Three guys were nailed to crosses.
Two guys deserved it.
One guy didn't.

Three guys agonized over their abandonment.
Two guys had reason to be abandoned.
One guy didn't.

Three guys talked while hanging on their crosses.
Two guys argued.
One guy didn't.

Three guys knew death was coming.
Two guys resisted.
One guy didn't.

Three guys died on three crosses.

Three days later.
Two guys remained in their graves.
One guy didn't!!! unknown... but what i do know is that the one guy who did not remain in the grave has given me hope..hope that i will overcome all my failings...that i will make it grateful am i that he did not remain in the grave. Thank you Jesus!

Friday, 13 April 2007

iN puRsuiT of happYness

TodaY was an amazing day for all sorts of up very early, rushed all chores, got out of the house b4 8 am, had a job interview at a place i was unsure of ,for a job i was unsure of.
i found the place and saw that everyone who wanted the job had somethin in common with me, all students from other nations...bangladesh, germany, mauritius, india, greece.
..... ..... ..... ..... .....
At the end of a day when i had made some little money, there was a lot of reflection goin on in my head in the bus ride home. A certain Michael Temitope had seen more than enuf for one day. From expensive non-essentials to promiscous media, wise evangelism to philosophic jargons...forgive my over-the-edge grammar..

i started to consider questions or rather, answers, or maybe they r jus realities.. and in that state of deep reflection, it came to me...all men have dreams...but life has enuf wiles to suck out desire and leave only a desperate fight for survival..what man trades off in the pursuit of happyness..why many give up their dreams..why many cling on to hopeless distraction ceases to become a luxury..

BUt caN oNe reallY gamBle wiTh desTinY? the consequences are grave.. we livE in a world where what we beliEve iS Not what is POppulAr..but can there ever be an excuse to deny our calling? Can wE tell God that the sinfulnEss of tHe croWd made Us compacent or even disTraCted? yEt Jesus lived, preached, performed miracles and died amidst the orgy of the crowd of siNNers chanting "cRuciFy hIm!!"

Now i almost feel as if i see what wAs goiN on in tHe background wheN josHua challenGed, "ChoOse yE tHis dAy wHom yE wIll seRve, aS foR Me and mY housEhold, we will seRve tHe LoRd"..JosHua 24:15

sO heLp mE GoD.

p.s. i'm not always this serious but at times its helpful to take a more introspectful approach on tHe biG issues

Tuesday, 10 April 2007

a dose of 3ncouragement

A while back i met Lydia Than, a very enthusiastic girl who was vice president of care club, INTI College and yours truly was president. I invited her to church and she gave her life to CHrist that Sunday. That made our relationship stronger..we became mo than frens and i still consider her my lil sister to date.

Well she left for australia to study and she got involved with the ministry of planet shakers. She lead a cell group and discipled a girl named Vicky for about a year and half. I met Vicky yesterday,and it was an amazing encouragement to both of us. How God works...from kuching, Malaysia to Melbourne Australia, to London GB. When we disciple a person,we never know where God will take that life. Lydia is now intercessor for her campus ministry

I had a really nice and inspiring chat wih Vicky..walked thru LOndon....................starbucks in between...London Bridge which does not look like it will fall down anytime soon (that's a joke for those who remember the nursery song..London bridge is falling down)...the eye of London..the big ben...the house of parliament..and all those Robin-Hood-castle like buildings

At the end of the day, it was not the serenity of London that stayed with me though, it was in hearing the maturity of Vicky and how much of it she attributed to Lydia. That is encouraging like no amount of money you can get. i remember discipling Lydia and wondering if she got the i would she fare in australia..would she have the right frens around? i guess i should just have trusted that God would complete what He started in her

Surely the greatest investments are lives and one should never cease to pour into lives because we never know the grandeur of what God is building, i certainly have learned that.

Here are a few pictures of wat's been happening with me:

Here's Vicky at the Victoria Station, London

My Turkish Housemate Haroun..nice guy

This is church.told you there's lotsa pl...and they've got these thing with the lights.

Sunday, 8 April 2007

Converging Thots.....

why i started this blog
i love the way you guys could pour your heart out on these pages and thot i might as well do the same Also knowing i'm a couple of miles away...i'd love to give an update of what's up with me....And yes...i'm extremely excited cos there is a world to come (Hebrews 2:5, check it out) and its about us! could i be quiet about that? if that was not enuf...reading oguchi, grace, sherene's, yan hui's etc blog made me start hehe


its mo than a week here now, i'm gettin used to the buses, the currency. one of the courses i'm taking is financial management and analysis...covering topics like valuation of bonds and shares, dividend policy...i'm excited about that cos that's why i wanted to study mba. Lecture is still a week away. i'll be opening a bank acount on wednesday..p.s. my digi line's still working..thx for the messages....*keep em coming

first miracle

Well, it takes four weeks for an international student to open an account here...and all i have is a bank draft and a few pounds. My landlord however needs 725 pounds cash... Well i found favour with a lady here who is my mum's fren..she borrowed me enuf to cover all bills...yeah!!

easter sunday

i went to 'new wine church'. i thot i'd get lost but guess wat? it was so easy to find...i dint even have to ask any question. It was an amazing experience. The songs, choir presentations made me cry at powerful the story of easter? the church must have about 3000 members but u dun feel too lost tho. Here's the best part, the pastor, Dr. Tayo adeyemi who by the way preaches very well used to be a student of my dad in medical school.

the mesage of easter

its this: "Jesus thot i was worth it"

He thot i was worth every lash, every pain.

Now i have to believe in the ONE who first Believed in ME

Saturday, 7 April 2007

Thank you Jesus.

63 months and 7 days ago, i gave my life to Christ. i was from a christian family but i had strayed far away in my teens. It was His Love that sought me out and found me.

i remember the first christian book i bought cost me 750 Nigerian naira..that's about US$5. it was a prayer by 'Bruce Wilkinson'...the prayer of jabez.

'Oh that you would bless me indeed

that you would expand my territory
that your hand would be with me
that you would keep me from evil

that i might not cause pain'..1st Chronicles 4:10

If God could answer the simple prayer of an unwanted child, surely there must be hope for me.

Looking back, it looks like God has done more than just answer my own prayer. Its been Blessings...and blessings....and blessings from the steets of Sagamu to an almost wishful catcity in east Malaysia,and now to the capital city, London..its been a thrillig ride-mo than i could have wished so far
Reflecting on the past 5 yrs...i just have to start this blog with an ounce of'Appreciation' to my Sustainer....that surely is the loudest cry in my heart

Accompanying such gratefulness lies an untold urgency that makes my heart leap...that's the next blog.
Well settled in London...God's favour abounds even in less than a week here.

His light will shine!!!