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by Steve Popoola on
Tokyo 2020 has come and gone. It was scheduled for 2020 but due to the COVID pandemic, it was postponed to 2021.It was a very unusual Olympics with various competitions staged in stadia devoid of crowds to give their favourite competitors the needed support. Nevertheless, athletes in different categories prepared and competed in order to win a medal.I have read the stories of a few Olympians and what they had to do to prepare for the Olympics. They had to subject their bodies to rigorous training regimes as well as regulate their meals to ensure that they were physically fit for the competition. They also had to be mentally fit as well as we clearly saw in the last Olympics where some athletes had to withdraw from the games due to mental health issues...
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As we grow from childhood into adulthood, we encounter experiences that tend to define us. I grew up not having things come my way easily. I found it difficult to ask for help because I was afraid of being turned down and would worry endlessly about putting the person in a position where they had to explain why they could not help. Even when I encountered people who could help, my fear of disappointment wouldn’t let me ask.When I was introduced to Jesus many years ago, what a joy it was to know I could ask for anything from God and He would be wiling and also able to answer my prayers! Some of my favourite verses were; “You can ask for anything in my name, and I will do it, so that the Son can bring glory to the Father. Yes, ask me for anything in my name, and I will d...
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Almost everyone gets excited when they find themselves in contact with or in the company of someone very important or popular. Imagine someone rings your door bell and on opening the door you find yourself staring at a very important personality you know so well but have never met before. How would you react?I have watched TV shows where people got unexpected visitors like movie stars, popular musicians and other personalities known either nationally or globally and their reactions usually ranged from staring in shock to screaming in excitement. People become popular because they accomplished something that made them known. There are however ordinary people among us who do extraordinary things that men may not count as important enough to ma...
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The dictionary defines power as the ability to do or act or the capability to accomplish something. I love the way the KJV dictionary described power, “ In a philosophical sense, the faculty of doing or performing any thing; the faculty of moving or of producing a change in something; ability or strength”. It goes on to categorise power as either active or speculative. Active power is that which moves the body, for instance when a man raises his hand, while speculative power is that by which we see, remember or think. For instance, power may exist without exertion where for example, we have power to speak when we are silent.One of the reasons why power is attractive to man is the ability to exercise authority over others. This coul...
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In Proverbs 4:20-22, A Father was giving advice to his child on what to do to achieve a full life and wholesome health. He starts by saying, "My child, pay attention to what I say. Listen carefully to my words" (V4)  In order to be the people that God has called us to be, we need to pay attention to His word. As parents, when we have something important to say to our children, our tone and the manner of our conversation is usually different. They instinctively know that what we are about to tell them is important and that it is in their best interest to pay attention. In Acts 3, Peter and John went to the temple one afternoon and came across a man lame from birth, sitting at one of the entrances of the Temple called the Beautiful Gate. Every day, this man wo...
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The last year has been hard not just in the sense of COVID-inflicted economic losses for nations, businesses and individuals but the more painful loss of family and friends.Globally, millions of people have succumbed to this deadly virus, overshadowing the loss of loved ones whose deaths are linked to other causes. My mum was one of those who belonged to the latter category. During my travel for the funeral, I visited a friend whom I had been told had been ill for a while. We had a wonderful time of fellowship and prayer and she even gave me a gift towards my mum’s funeral expenses. Last weekend, I received the shocking news that she had gone to be with the Lord. I did not realise when I went to visit her, that it would be the last time I would be...
Steve Popoola
Steve Popoola is the editor of Biblepraise Newsletter and the founder of the Biblepraise Fellowship Online. He lives in Kent, United Kingdom, where he works as an IT Professional. He serves currently as a Worship Leader in his local church and on occasion, speaks at invited events.