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by Steve Popoola on
Are you encountering or have you encountered situations in life where you wonder where God is? Good news! You are not alone. I have been there and done that and so have notable characters in the Bible.The man Gideon was introduced to us at a time when Israel was being constantly raided by the Midianites. He was threshing wheat in a winepress in order to hide it from their enemies who came in at will and carted away all the crops that the people had harvested, thereby impoverishing them.The threshing floor is a stone platform, usually located at the outskirts of the village so that the wind can blow the useless chaff away after the grain has been extracted. This makes it an easy target for the enemy who can see the chaff from afar off and ca...
by Steve Popoola on
In the days preceding Easter, I spent some time reading the accounts the days before and after Jesus' trial, crucifixion and resurrection. As I read the scriptures, I could not help asking myself the question, 'What Were They Thinking?'Who were the people I am referring to you might ask? My answer is, "Everyone!" That includes Jesus Himself. In this writing, I will share my thoughts as to what I believe a few of the characters were thinking.A few days before Jesus was arrested, He was on His way to Jerusalem with His disciples. As they got near the city, He sent two of His disciples to a nearby village with specific instructions, "Go to the village ahead of you, and just as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one has...
by Steve Popoola on
I recently received some good news which made me so joyful and for days, I revelled in God's faithfulness for doing in my life something anyone would have felt was no longer feasible at my age. I shouldn't have been surprised really because it was not the first time that God had come through for me in ways that even I could not explain.A few days later, still basking in the euphoria of what God had done, I received an email which shattered my peace. As much as I tried, my emotions wouldn't let me. They were all over the place and before long, my physical health began to suffer.It was at this point that I decided I could not continue like this. I always thought that there was nothing I could not face with God by my side but all of a sudden, all kinds o...
by Steve Popoola on
People love being followed. It is an affirmation that they have something that others desire. We live in a generation where social media following is a big deal. Politicians, musicians and other public figures do so much to boost the number of people who follow them. There are many who follow others so that they can be followed too.It has however been established that relationships based on social media is ephemeral and superficial at best. One important thing I have learnt about life is that what matters is not so much about who we follow but also why we follow them. In John 6, Jesus had just finished preaching to thousands of people who came from various towns. When it was evening, the disciples came to him, requesting that He send the people away so they can go and...
by Steve Popoola on
It is a fact that at some point in our lives, we have someone that we have followed. As children, our main focus of attention was our parents or the people who cared for us. Wherever they went, we always wanted to follow. I remember when my children were toddlers, my wife and I always prayed that they would still be asleep by the time I was leaving home for work. Whenever they were awake however, it was always a Herculean task to get them to understand that they could not follow me to work and that I would be back.When Jesus started His ministry on earth, one of the first tasks He did was to appoint his disciples. It is interesting to note what He said to the brothers Simon and Andrew, "Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men" (Mark 1:17) Going a little further...
by Steve Popoola on
It is always a pleasure when we visit those we love and cherish. We long to extend our stay with them as much as we can and it is always with reluctance that we eventually say our goodbyes.When it comes to our relationship with God, if you are like me, I am sure there are times when you wonder if God is present in your life. This often happens when we are faced with challenging situations and circumstances and we question where God is in all of this. The good news is that you are not alone. There were times when the Psalmist asked the same question. In Psalm 13: 1-2, the writer laments and wonders why God has forgotten him and allowing him to go through the sorrows and pain he was experiencing. In the next two verses however, he turned his compla...
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.

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