In The Spotlight
Then Abram said, ‘Look, You have given me no offspring; indeed one born in my house is my heir!’ And behold, the word of the LORD came to him, saying, ‘This one shall not be your heir, but one who will come from your own body shall be your heir.’ –Genesis 15:3-4
When God asked him to get out of his country, his family and his father’s house, it was into the covenant of blessings. The Lord promised to make him a great nation and make his name great. Everyone who blessed him was to be blessed and everyone who cursed him was to be cursed. In him all the families of the earth were to be blessed.
I have been attending Thursday Showers since I joined the church sometime in 2000. Although I don’t usually come every Thursday, because of the nature of my job, I endeavour to come whenever there are holidays.
In 1996, precisely in the month of November, I started moving with friends that knew how to get money by grabbing their parents’ money. And because I just decided to have this money, I was looking for it by all means.
I would trace the beginning of my encounter with Christ to 1995. One of my friends lost his father; so a friend and I travelled in my car to Sabongida-Ora for the funeral. Somewhere after Benin, and at a speed of 120-140 KM/Hour, a trailer appeared ahead of me while trying to overtake another one. On a narrow road and faced by an onrushing trailer, I pressed hard on the brake.