Guilty!

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Happy Monday People!
As we start the Holy Week, can we all do some deep soul searching by taking a quick look at Judas and Peter; two characters who played significant roles in the Easter story?

Judas was the accountant and budget holder of the ministry. Peter was one of the closest disciples of Jesus, nicknamed “the rock” and one of the cornerstones of the early church.

Both men abused their privileged positions. Now before we start pointing fingers at them, take a good look in the mirror, we are just as guilty as Judas and Peter!

Yes, we the so-called believers, blood-bought, spirit-filled, tongue-speaking, ordained and collar-wearing are just as bad!

In our attitude and conduct we nail Jesus to the cross again daily, twisting the nails in for good measure!

Today, like the prodigal son, let’s retrace our steps to our ever-loving Father.

…..It’s time to go back home!

By Yetty Iriah
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The Waiting Room

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Happy Monday people!
Is this one of those mornings you woke up thinking of just how long you have waited for certain situations in your life to change? You are not alone.

How much longer Lord? When?Are we there yet? The questions we all ask!
Yet often God is silent.

Anna and Simeon were two individuals who spent their lifetimes waiting for the birth of the promised Messiah. They waited and they both saw Him! (Luke 2)

The LORD wants to be gracious to you….Blessed are all who wait for Him! Isa 30:18

Today sadly most of the waiting rooms are empty.

Have you given up too?

By Yetty Iriah

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Other People’s Children

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Happy Monday people!
Did you all celebrate your mothers yesterday?

Today I honour a different kind of motherhood; women whose daily decisions inadvertently affect the lives of ‘other people’s children’.

To the women who work as social workers, teachers, doctors, nurses, policy makers and politicians, the lives of other people’s children are in your hands; children who may never have the opportunity to thank you or buy you roses!

As a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist the clinical decisions I make daily have far reaching implications for the lives of the children I see in my clinic and often I ask myself….’’Have I done my best for this child?”

The Hebrew midwives spared the lives of the baby boys they were ordered to kill. They were women who feared God. (Ex 1:17)

Are we also working to ensure a better outcome for other people’s children?

We are midwives of destiny!…..One day we will give an account!

By Yetty Iriah
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Never Too Late!

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Happy Monday people!
Easter is loading and our focus is on the cross.

No Easter story is more poignant than that of the lucky robber who
made it across the finish line in the nick of time! He recognised his need for mercy and cried out to Jesus as he hung next to Him on the cross.

It is funny to imagine that robber being one of the first to make it through the pearly gates of Heaven! God sure has a sense of humour.

I can only imagine the shock on the faces of the victims of his reign of terror when they see him in his mansion in Heaven…..If they make it!

Some people believe they hold exclusive rights to Heaven; the self-righteous, like those who surrounded the woman caught in adultery, armed with their stones of accusation. They were shocked when Jesus forgave her!

Everyone has a chance at the cross!……There’s always room for one more!

By Yetty Iriah
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Restart!

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Happy Monday people!
This post is dedicated to the lovely ladies I was privileged to speak to at a conference last Saturday; ladies who were starting again.

There is a special joy that comes with starting again! I recognised that joy on their faces because I also have been set free from the mistakes of my past.

Samson was set apart from the womb to deliver the children of Israel from the hand of the Philistines. He was a typical delinquent young man whose disobedience landed him in the lap of Delilah where his hair was cut, and into captivity.

You may have a past you regret but God always has the final joker. Samson’s hair grew again while he was in captivity and he got a second chance to fulfil his destiny!

Don’t be a captive of your past. God allows second chances. You can’t do anything about the past but you can start now to change your future!

That mistake is not the end of you!…. Get up and start again!

By Yetty Iriah
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Passion!

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Happy Monday people!
“What do you have?” Jesus asked. Mk 6:38

On Saturday we held our 3rd annual Men’s Workshop. A small group of professional men gathered in one room with one attribute-Passion!

One shared how with a small team from the UK he led a successful medical outreach to IDP camps in a Boko Haram stronghold of Northern Nigeria.

Another shared how his father left his less than humble beginnings in a village in Ghana to become a world renowned authority on Sickle Cell Anaemia with a clinic on Harley Street.

Yet another shared his story of growing up in a culture of violence and how an encounter with Christ turned him around

Passion will always fuel our dreams and take us where our money can’t! Everything great starts with passion!

The miracle that fed the multitude was in a child’s lunch box!

Now what do you have? ….The world is waiting!

By Yetty Iriah
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The Lonely Road to Gold

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Happy Monday people!
This post is inspired by the words of Tose (Tee Ari) in her latest single ‘Road to Gold’.

https://song.link/TeeAri

For me this single couldn’t have been released at a more fitting time. As I listen to it on replay in my car I imagine Christ’s lonely walk to the cross, surrounded by chants of “Crucify Him!”

The Lord bore His heavy cross alone!

If we will ever walk in our purpose too, we should also be prepared to walk alone. Outwardly people see the glitz and the glam and may envy us; very few will really know the personal price we have had to pay.

Some of us have had to leave the security of a boat to walk on water, believing that the Lord will catch us…. And He has!

Many lose friends along the way, and who says it does not hurt. Your heart will bleed.

Look up! Your crown beckons! …. The only thing that keeps you going on this lonely road.

Safe travels!

By Yetty Iriah
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