Monday 27 March 2017

See Into the World of Sam: A Journey Into Knowing God

We continue with our series on “Christianity Explored.” Last week, Omoby was interviewed (Click Here for her interview) and we were reminded that we must not lose sight of our eternal goals. She reminded us that this life is transient; therefore, we must not be carried away about things on earth. This week, we are finding out Sam’s journey into Christianity. Follow me as I explore more about Sam.

Myss Lafunky (ML) welcomes Sam

ML: Tell us a little bit about yourself

Sam: My name is Sam. I enjoy going to the gym 4-5 days a week, because health is wealth.

ML: When did you become a Christian, a born again Christian?

Sam: The first time I became a born again Christian was in 2011 at the age of 17 while I was in College, which lasted for two weeks and the reason for that was; I wasn’t ready to live the life God wanted for me. I still wanted to live in the world that I knew and saw; I wanted to live like my peers, I wanted God to be on my side whilst serving other masters (the other world). I chose to become a born again Christian at a Christian programme with the presence of my family and it just felt like it was the right thing to do, but I wasn’t ready. 
Fast forward to four years later, I became born again once more and this time I told myself that I needed to change my ways, but once again, it failed and I just carried on living in the other world. I knew God and I could see what He was doing in my life but it was just hard for me to let go of the world and live the way God wanted me to live. 
Two years down the line at our church's youth retreat I decided that it was the right time, I let go of everything and gave God all of me but to do that I needed to be baptised. I became baptised, the old me died and the new me, the life that was right in God’s eyes was created and since February, just under three weeks I can say that I am a born again Christian.

ML: How has the journey been?

Sam: As I’ve mentioned, the journey hasn’t been the easiest, but the important thing that I have learnt is never to give up. Also, we may be born again and we may sometimes fall into the trap of temptation and of the world, but we can ask God for forgiveness and continue to live the righteous path. Since I have been born again for the past three weeks, it has been hard but I know with God all things are possible.

ML: May the Lord help you to overcome every challenge that may come your way and everything that you are finding difficult in Jesus' name. May you never look back and go back to the old ways in Jesus' name.

Sam: Amen

ML:  What has Christianity taught you?

Sam: That it is not a religion but a way of life. We shouldn’t aspire to be like our Pastors, Sunday school teachers or anyone in the church. Our aspiration should be what God wants for us and not what anybody else wants. Christianity has also taught me to live by the Spirit and not by the world.

ML: Is this a journey that you want to continue in or stop?

Sam: It is a journey that I will continue on for the rest of my life. Without God, I wouldn’t be here right now. Even when I didn’t deserve the blessings, He showered me with them. He will forever be my God.

ML: Any tips for our readers who are contemplating whether they should be a born again Christian or not or to anyone feeling discouraged about their relationship with God?

Sam:  Matthew 6:33 says “Seek the Kingdom of God above all else and live righteously, and He will give you everything you need.” No matter what you have on this earth, if you do not seek God first and live by His words, then you will not enter into His Kingdom. You simply cannot serve two masters and trying to please both will destroy you. I hope you make the right decision.
Also, being a born again Christian is not just about following God’s orders, it’s about you letting God into your life and allow Him change it for the better. Just remember that with God all things are possible.
If you feel discouraged that your relationship with God isn’t where it should be, read the bible, download the bible app and find a plan that can help you build that relationship and most importantly pray.
Lastly, whenever you pray and think God is not there, remember; God may not be there when you call, but He’s always on time.

Stay blessed!

ML:  Thank you Sam for participating in our short series. 

To our readers and followers, see you next week Monday for another real life interview about journey into Christianity.

Have a superb week!

Monday 20 March 2017

Omoby Adeyemo: See Into Her Christian World

We continue with our series on “Christianity Explored.” Last week, Ope shared his Christian journey with us. From his interview, I was reminded that in Jesus Christ, we find hope and everlasting joy. Also, God is faithful and never fails. I hope you were able to gain a few things from Ope’s interview (click here to read his interview). 

Follow me as Myss Lafunky (ML) finds out more about Omoby’s Christian journey

Omobolanle Adeyemo, popular known as Omoby, has a passion for counselling, coaching and teaching singles in areas of relationship, career and purpose. Her message boils down on teaching Youths to maximise their single life while waiting. 

Omoby is a professional Quantity Surveyor who holds two degrees in the same field. She’s a member of the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS) and an Incorporate Member of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). She has interests in building construction and engineering projects. Keep reading to find out more about Omoby’s Christian’s journey and how you can reach out to her.

ML: Tell us a little bit about yourself apart from what has been said already.

Omoby:  My name is Omoby. I love travelling, reading and writing. 

ML: When did you become a Christian, a born again Christian?

Omoby: I grew up in a traditional Christian home. My parents were good Christians and went to church regularly which I enjoyed. However, I knew that there was something else missing. Having Jesus as a personal saviour did not come until 24th December, 2005. It was after this time I started reading the Bible and consciously following all the tenets of the Bible.

ML: Any special moments?

Omoby: There were no special moments. I just felt that the time was right and I needed to consciously and deliberately invite Jesus into my heart.

ML: How has the journey been?

Omoby: The journey has not been all rosy. I have faced pain and cried my eyes out but my solace is always that I have a God through Jesus Christ who understands everything that I am going through.
I have faced and been tormented with failures, my inadequacies and my defeats, but in all of this, God has been faithful.

ML: What has Christianity taught you?

Omoby:  First of all, Christianity has helped me understand “life” better. Somehow, with God, I came to realise that life is a transient: extremely brief and a temporary residence. I have learnt to make the best use of every minute I get and impact lives in any way I can. I try not to waste my time on frivolities or stuffs that has no eternal value.

I have come to know that there’s far more life than here and now. Thus, I have stopped worrying about “having it all” or earthly crowns. The goal and purpose of God for my life which I have come to learn through my work with God is beyond material abundance and a good career or marital success.  Don’t get me wrong, all these are good while living on earth, but I should not lose sight of eternal goals as well.

Two, Christianity has helped me to develop my relationship with God. It is in this journey I came to understand how I could become best friends with God and sustain my relationship. Before being born again, it used to look weird to me when people spoke of their relationship with God and how they maintain friends with Him. But I have come to understand that I can, through constant communication with Him in my everyday activity and through continual meditation I can actually be close to God. In a similar vein, it gives me so much pleasure that God desires friendship with me more than anything else.

Three, Christianity has taught me that God is always willing to help us defeat temptations. Psalm 50 vs 15 talks about the privilege we have to call upon God as many times as possible whenever we are faced with any situation greater than us even if it means defeating a particular temptation hundred times a day, His patience never wears out.

Christianity taught me how to be kind and good to everyone, i.e., have a heart of compassion for those less privileged than me and loving them with the love of Christ. This means that I shouldn’t do anything that would hurt a fellow brother or sister and to treat them as Jesus would.

ML: Christianity has indeed taught you a lot of things. Would you want to continue the Christian journey or stop?

Omoby: Definitely! The Christian journey is a walk of faith. Christianity is a journey I would want to continue. I don’t know any other way that gives me so much peace and love as this. 

ML: Any tips for our readers who are contemplating whether they should be a born again Christian or not and also to anyone feeling discouraged about their relationship with God?

Omoby: To new converts, please relax, you’ll not understand everything that’s in here. But remember that even when you’re faced with pain, God always has a purpose (2 Corinthians 4 vs 17).

Secondly, the Christian walk is a continuous walk into perfection. You’ll not get to be all perfect or good or kind or nice or lovely overnight. But, refuse to give up. Rejoice and give thanks even when things are not going as planned. Remember Romans 8 vs 28-29, God’s plan is always good. 

Finally, remember that it takes time to grow. Thus, your Christian growth is gradual and not overnight. Don’t stay discouraged, be patient with God and yourself, don’t get discouraged and believe that God is working everything out in your life even when you don’t feel it.

ML:  Thank you for your time Omoby.

Omoby: Thank you for the honour and opportunity. 

Omoby can be reached via:

Facebook: Omobolanle Adeyemo
Instagram: @omobyy
Facebook Page: Omoby

See you next week Monday for another real life interview about journey into Christianity.

Have a lovely week!

Monday 13 March 2017

Ope’s Journey into Christianity and What Christianity Has Taught Him

I am so in love with this new series. I can’t wait for the readers, followers and the team to learn about other people’s journey into Christianity, how the journey is going, what they are learning and whether they will continue on the journey among other things. Also, I believe it's an opportunity for the people that we are interviewing to reflect on their christian faith.

Follow Myss Lafunky (ML) as she finds out more about Ope’s Journey

ML: Tell us a little bit about yourself
Ope: My name is Opeyemi Akinola; 5th of 5 children; Lecturer and practising Civil Engineer based in Nigeria. I am married to one wife.

ML: When did you become a Christian/born again Christian?
Ope: My parents got married as Muslims. I was born the year after my mum became a Christian. Dad became a Christian 12 years after I was born. I dedicated my life to Christ in Secondary School in 1998.

ML: How has the journey been?
Ope: It has been interesting; though not easy but every experience has been well worth it.

ML: What has Christianity taught you?
Ope: It has taught me so many things and helped me become the man I am today. I have found hope and joy in situations where many have been heartbroken. It helps me to learn to live and love better on a daily basis.

ML: Is this a journey that you want to continue in or stop?
Ope: Certainly, it’s a journey I look forward to continuing. I learn a lot on a daily basis and my steps are ordered. It feels great to have a father I can always look up to and trust that my all would be alright.

ML: Any tips for our readers who are contemplating whether they should be a born again Christian or not, or to anyone feeling discouraged about their relationship with God?

Ope: In Jesus Christ you will feel a peace that passes all understanding – human and otherwise. All your fears would be allayed once you learn to trust in Him fully. He is faithful and never fails. He loves better than any earthly father can.

ML:  Thank you for taking your time to be part of our series.
Ope: Thanks for the honour to take part in your short interview.

See you next week Monday for another real life interview about journeys into Christianity.

Have a great week ahead.

Monday 6 March 2017

Christianity Explored | New Series Starting Next Week Monday

Welcome to another week on Myss Lafunky's blog. Thank you to those that followed our last series on sexual purity and those that took their time to send us messages about the series.

For the next few weeks, Myss Lafunky and her team will be sharing different accounts of what Christianity has taught various Christians; interviews will be conducted and their responses will be shared on the blog. Want to participate in this? Kindly send an email to to notify us of your interest.

To kick start the series, I'd like to explore who a Christian is and what Christianity is all about: 

A Christian is a person who has encountered the love of God as a direct result of putting their faith in Jesus Christ and His death on the cross on their behalf. Such an experience brings the person into a relationship of loving obedience.

"A Christian, according to Rowan Williams, is someone whose life is lived in relationship with God through Jesus Christ and, in common with other Christians, is seeking to deepen that relationship and to follow the way that Jesus taught."

To develop their relationship with Jesus Christ, Christians pray, read and reflect on the Bible, worship, meet with other Christians, and then seek to live their lives in the light of the Bible. 

Christians believe that Jesus Christ is God and in order to have a relationship with God, you have to go through Jesus Christ. Jesus says, “I and the Father are one” (John 10:30); “If you knew me, you would know the Father also” (John 8:19); “He who has seen me has seen the Father” (John 14:8); and “I am in the Father and the Father is in me” (John 14:10). 

Who then is Jesus Christ?

The Bible teaches that all things on earth were created through Jesus Christ and He has been there
from the beginning (John 1-1:3). He is God.

On earth there was a need that could only be accomplished by God Himself. Man was separated from God because of sin. (Sin is when people do bad things; like kill, steal, cheat, lie, and hate; etc).

So God became flesh and came down to earth as Jesus Christ (John 1:14).

This is very mysterious for the human minds to comprehend. So Jesus Christ willingly left the beauty and joy of  heaven to be born and in time died on the cross so mankind (every man, woman, boy and girl) could be forgiven from sin.

Jesus Christ died one of the most cruel and horrible deaths ever imagined as He shed His blood
on the cross. This was the only way mankind could be forgiven and brought back into a relationship with a holy God.

Jesus Christ is the only God that is not dead, He is alive in heaven and through His Holy Spirit, He lives insides and guides everyone that believes in Him and has chosen to follow His teachings.

I can't wait to find out what Christianity has taught those that follow the Christian faith. Watch out for the series as we kick off from next week Monday.

Have a lovely week!


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