Delight in the Lord

What does it mean to delight in the Lord? Christians are meant to be happy people. But happy in what? Ourselves? Our bank account? Our family? Our educational and career attainment? None of these are wrong in themselves if they inspire happiness in us. But could and should there be a deeper bedrock that inspires and sustains our joy and […]

Following Jesus Afar Off — Part 2

In the previous post, I narrated my ‘following Jesus afar off’ experience a few years ago. I didn’t want to be identified as a Christian because I had failed to live up to the appropriate Christian standard. You can read that post here. What does it mean to follow Jesus afar off? But Peter followed him afar off… Matthew 26:58. Peter’s unwillingness […]

Following Jesus Afar Off — Part 1

But Peter followed him afar off unto the high priest’s palace, and went in, and sat with the servants, to see the end — Matthew 26:58. Have you ever messed up big time as a Christian? And when you look back, you are like; “What! Did I actually do that?” Yes, you are not alone. Peter, a disciple and apostle of […]

The Power of Forgiveness

Last weekend in my student and young adult group in Liverpool, we explored the power of forgiveness. Each week, we approach our discourse from a personal and experiential perspective. In this case, we considered pertinent questions such as: What is forgiveness? Must I ALWAYS forgive others? Is it possible to forgive ALL offences? What if I don’t want to forgive? He/she never apologised. Surely, I cannot […]

Only One Life: A Tribute

“It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart. Sorrow is better than laughter: for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better” — Ecclessiates 7:2-3. “Please, let me go home!” […]

Living Out a Life of Faith — Part 3

From Joseph: This post is the third part of the faith and leadership series by Gori Olusina Daniel . If you’re new on the blog, visit the previous two editions of the series here and here. Find out more about Gori at the end of the post. If you’d like to feature a guest post on The Story of Hope, you can find […]