Posts in Faith
When you're blessed with a really big problem

I was just listening to a sermon from a preacher I’ve come to like and respect very much. Her name is Rev Laurie Idahosa, and she has a very unique testimony.

Rev Laurie is an American, born and raised by her own evangelical Christian preacher parents, and is married to Bishop FEB Idahosa, the only biological son of Arch-Bishop Benson Idahosa, arguably the father of pentecostalism in West Africa.

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My One Secret for Spiritual Growth In 2019

Yes, yes, I’m back to writing and blogging. It’s been a long hiatus, one I wish I never took, but God has come and has visited me, and I believe that His grace upon my life is fresher and even stronger now.

So, let’s get to business. I believe that I am learning the single most important lesson of my Christian life… and if I were to tell you the ONE SECRET that you need to grow in your relationship with God this year, it would this-

You cannot rush intimacy with God.

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Growth is Painful

One wonderful morning in February, after having a beautiful time in devotion and talking to the Lord, I had an interesting thought. I said to the Holy Spirit: “wow, Holy Spirit, I wonder how it would be like if you had a university. What would the courses be like? What would the classes be? How would the students look and what would be the school culture?” To crown it all, I said "Holy Spirit, please teach me something." True to God, everytime I've said that prayer, there's been a major event in my life that has caused a huge shift or change.

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Currently Learning- Creating and Sustaining Boundaries

I just came back from the most amazing weekend trip. I attended a conference at the Revival City Church somewhere in London. Somewhere in between screaming at the top of my lungs in prayer, weeping in worship, and listening to the Word of God, I was reminded of who I am. Over the past one year, so much has happened in my transition to Dublin and life as an adult that I’ve sometimes felt very out of sync with my heart, and with the things that I honestly love and that my heart beats for.

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New Year, New Mantra

It’s been a while since I last wrote anything longer than a long email. But as it’s a few days past my 24th birthday, I thought it would be incredibly important for me to take stock of how far the Lord has brought me. I have been meditating on Psalm 16 a whole lot. And that’s what I want to share today. With a lot of things that have happened in my life recently, Psalm 16 has become a daily prayer for me. For perseverance, for counsel, for God to show me the way of life. For Him to bring His plans for my life to fruition.

The one thing I’m most grateful to God for this new year is the gift of joy.

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Home after Four Years

The last time I set foot in my parents’ home, I was fresh out of my first year in university in America. I got my flight ticket to go home, and as I was doing an internship with Coca-Cola in Lagos, I was home for only a few weeks. In that week plus and something odd days, both my parents traveled at different times, so I was home with my sister and cousin for some time. I only saw one of my brothers for one to two nights- as he popped by home to say hello to me and return to boarding school. You get the picture, I didn’t spend quality time with my family, and as I didn’t know that I wasn’t going to be home for the next few years, it didn’t bother me much. But the years have flown by, I’m now a college graduate, and have a full-time job. And I have many, many milestones to count, especially in my walk with God. If you’ve been reading my blog for some time now, then you know the story.

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A Strong Girl

I miss my poetry days, because when this title came to me, I imagined writing a beautiful poem that would describe a strong girl, without really naming her. You get what I mean? Beautiful fiction and poetry describes a situation or a person, and then lets you state what they are. In other words, you’re conversing with the artist, where they’re saying exactly what you’re thinking. I miss writing.

Anyway, this is a perfect segue into today’s post.

I had a really bad dream last night, actually, I had a series of bad dreams last night. Usually, when such annoying things happen, I wake up angry and roaring like a lion. But because I’m not in the best place, I woke up in a daze. I was sad and upset, but I felt powerless and defeated. So I sat on my couch and started perusing the world wide web.

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Still Standing, Standing Still

2017 has been the best year of my life. I know, I know, I say that at the end of every year, but it is not because I merely feel like it, but because it is true. Before 2017, 2016 was the best year of my life. This year was better than 2016, as was 2016 better than 2015, and so on. And guess what, 2018 is going to be an even better year for me. And for you, if you would believe.

Over the past few weeks, Psalm 65 has appeared and reappeared in my personal bible studied (which I’ve been very bad at.)

First, I was praying to God to hit my targets at work, and I was praying Psalm 65:2, which says “O You who hear prayer, To You all flesh will come.”

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Tricky, tricky, summertime

If you’re giving up, please don’t. Jesus sees you and He heard your heart’s cry. He will pull you out and He will come to your comfort. Today I have joy in my heart that is bubbling and literally keeping me up all night studying the word of God and pressing further into Jesus. That can be your story, too. This can be your reality. Jesus has promised that all those who come to Him, He will in no wise cast out. Give your heart to Him today and watch Him transform your life.

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A heartfelt note to all my friends

I want you to know that I fight with you, on my knees, in fasting, and in prayer. I want you to know that even when I may not call you, it's only because I don’t have the right words to say, and I don’t know how to be a friend to you in this season. But please rest assured that I am waging war for you and alongside you.

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What do you see?

All those are answered, and somehow, God has come through to show me that in all things, it’s only He that matters. We can attain perfection in the eyes of the world, but if Jesus is not exalted above all things, nothing really matters.

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The Grace of Waiting

The most wonderful day of my life is today. Today is the day that the Lord has made and in it, I will rejoice and be glad. If Jesus has me in His hand today, He will have me in His hand in one month, one year, and ten years, and for the rest of my life. As as He said in John 10:29, He will give me eternal life!

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Homesick already

I guess this is the part of the blog where I encourage someone, where I tell you that all will be well, that you will succeed. That you are smart and beautiful and courageous and strong. But here’s what I’ll leave with you: God will never ever fail. He is our rock. Stand on Him, believe Him, call upon Him. He never, ever fails.

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The Final Stretch

That said, I've missed my blog very much. I'm happy that I don't put myself under the pressure to produce spiritually profound material anymore. At this point, I'm more focused on just writing one sentence after another, because the ability to do that is in itself a miracle. Thanks to everyone for your prayers, may God be with you. I can't wait to eventually share all the mighty testimonies that are headed my way!

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