Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Experience 2011 : Special Command Edition

The Experience has come again, This year’s event is going to be a Special Command Edition holding on Friday 2nd of December, 2011 from 5pm to 1am. This is very different from the 5 previous editions that was held at the Tafawa Balewa Square(TBS) . The Experience has been known as the world’s largest gospel music concert and the largest music event in Africa with last year’s edition recording over a million people in attendance.
 The Experience has featured artists such as Don Moen, Kirk Franklin, Ron Kenoly, Cece Winans, Israel Houghton, Donnie McClurkin, Kurt Carr, Bebe Winans, Tye Tribbett, Lionel Petersen, Panan Percy Paul, Papa San, Phil Driscol, Mary Mary, Micah Stampley, Judy Jacobs, Mike Aremu, Isreal Houghton, Sammy Okposo, Fred Hammond, Chevelle Franklyn, Lara George and the Chosen Treasure Choir and a lot of indigenous gospel artistes.
This year’s event will be holding at the New Expo Hall of the Eko Hotels, Victoria Island Lagos which is limited in space hence the need for tickets for attendance. The tickets were however given out free. This was achieved by giving codes upon registering on a ticket portal. These codes were later used to redeem tickets for the event. The codes were limited and therefore ran out in a short time. Its not easy trying to compress an event that has about a million people in attendance into 6000.
This year, there are also many ways to experience The Experience. There will be live-streaming of the event on The Experience website and on these other pages:
1.       Facebook:
2.       HiBuzz: or download Hibuzz to your Symbian, Android or Blackberry phone
3.       Liveway TV:
It can also be watched at the satellite viewing centres in these locations in Nigeria and London:

House on the Rock, London
The Rock Tower

The Citadel & Towers,
James Wolfensen Drive,
right turn before City gate.

House On The Rock Auditorium
Hotel Presidential
1 Rangers Avenue Presidential Road,
(Behind Ministry of Culture Building)
Independence Layout

Port Harcourt
Field of Music
Hotel Presidential
Birabi Street, GRA
Port Harcourt
Just like last year, I'll be working with the electronic media team for live updates and streaming, live blogging, Facebook updates, twitter, i-reporting, etc.
I'll be tweeting live at the event so you can follow me @9jaboyb
You can also follow the event on Facebook , @theexperiencelg and  #TheExperience2011 on twitter 
Would you like to attend? Lemme know at the comment segment you might just get a ticket.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Wisdom Series: Day 28

Chapter 28:9  God has no use for the prayers of the people who won't listen to him
Why Pray to God if you wont listen to him? Some versions call it an abomination. He is not a magician, He wants us to believe his word and walk according to his will concerning us. Don't turn a deaf ear to his counsel, direction, instructions and reproof

Monday, November 28, 2011

Wisdom Series: Day 27

Chapter 27:6  Faithful [are] the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy [are] deceitful. 
When our friends reprove us or tell us our faults it might be painful and sometimes its like a wound. it is supposed to correct us and move us from our comfort zone. A friend will correct you in love, not with a wrong motive. The enemy will only show an open love and secret hatred.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Wisdom Series: Day 26

Chapter 26:4-5 Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him.
 Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit. 
To “answer a fool according to his folly” means to descend to his level of reasoning, coarse anger and abuse; in 5 it is to say the right word to him at the right time, to expose his lack of wisdom, not by a telling him what is beyond his comprehension because it will be useless to him. Answer a fool in your own wisdom and not in his foolishness. Don't come down to his level!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Wisdom Series: Day 25

Chapter 25:28  A person without self-control is like a house with its doors and windows knocked out
Imagine a house without doors and windows, there is free entry and exit, there is no restraint. So is a man without self control, He is without restraint, his desires are not controlled. he is exposed to sin, snare and temptations. A wise man is of good character, He has the rule of his own thoughts, his desires, his inclinations, his resentments, and keeps them all in good order.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Wisdom Series: Day 24

Chapter 24:10  If you fall to pieces in a crisis, there wasn't much to you in the first place. 
Trials and temptations are bound to come. When they come, yielding to them, getting discouraged, growing weak shows how much of strength we have stored up.Our strength is not tried till we are in trouble. Staying courageous even in trying times is  a measure of our strength. Understand that we do not have any strength of our own. Without God, we can do nothing, Therefore in time of crisis, holding on to God is the surest source of strength.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Wisdom Series: Day 23

Chapter 23:12  Give yourselves to disciplined instruction; open your ears to tested knowledge. 
This is very important in living our lives. The instructions may come from a higher authority God has placed over us or from parents. It is a disciplined instruction because it might not be convenient but it will make us grow. Tested knowledge is a tested application of wisdom. 

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Wisdom Series: Day 22

Chapter 22:29  Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.[KGV]. Observe people who are good at their work-- skilled workers are always in demand and admired; they don't take a back seat to anyone.[MSG] 

There is a reward for persistent and hard-working effort in doing something. This tells us that whatever our hands finds to do, do it with all your heart. The reward is standing before great men, men with great reverence

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Wisdom Series: Day 21

Chapter 21:20 Valuables are safe in a wise person's home; fools put it all out for yard sales. 
The wise takes a very good care of things in his possession;  treasure, wealth, riches, substance of every sort, he is heir to. The fool lavishes it. He does not know the usefulness or the worth so he abuses and misuses it. He doesn't think about the future need. He is concerned about satisfying his present need

Wisdom Series: Day 20

Chapter 20:4 The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing.
The excuse of the lazy person is the cold. under the pretense of an unfavourable weather, he stays indoor when others are toiling, plowing and sowing. When the harvest comes, and the weather is warm, he comes out hoping to harvest what he didn't sow. There is a time for everything, a time to sow and a time to reap. The lazy will stay hungry and be in lack and he turns to a beggar.
 He did not work when the time was right and the conditions were right even though it was not convenient and comfortable. There is a time for everything....

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Wisdom Series: Day 19

Chapter 19:20 Take good counsel and accept correction-- that's the way to live wisely and well.
Wisdom comes from taking GOOD counsel and being open to constructive correction. A counsel or advice can come in different ways and this verse shows that not all counsels or advice will make us wise.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Wisdom Series: Day 18

Proverbs 18:22 Find a good spouse, you find a good life— and even more: the favor of God!
This is for the unmarried. its a call to note that the choice of a spouse has a lot to do with our life and how we relate with God. People say its one of the greatest decisions that can be made in life. It has a way of affecting so many things in the present and our future. The choice of a spouse will affect your relationship with God, career, finances, health, family, children, etc There is no gambling in this case therefore we need God's help in making the right decisions.
Find a good spouse = A good life + favour of God

Friday, November 18, 2011

Wisdom Series: Day 17

Chapter 17: 22 A cheerful disposition is good for your health; gloom and doom leave you bone-tired.

More than physical exercise, food or drugs, a cheerful or a merry heart improves our health. Having a joy,  peace of conscience, happiness invigorates the body and improves our health. Sorrow, grief, sadness, anxiety, fretfulness, bad tempers ruin health

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Wisdom Series: Day 16

Chap 16:7 When God approves of your life, even your enemies will end up shaking your hand.
Mans's purpose is to give pleasure to God, therefore when our ways please Him, we are in harmony with the essence of our creation.We can say we are successful in life if our life is constantly pleasing to Him. There is no joy and peace remotely comparable to the assurance that we are striving to the very best of our tiny little ability to please God every moment. A commentary put it this way "God can turn a hangman into a friend and a benefactor if his purpose requires it" when his ways and actions are directed to the glory of God.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Wisdom Series: Day 15

Chapter 15:19 The path of lazy people is overgrown with briers;    the diligent walk down a smooth road. 
Here the diligence of the wise is contrasted with the laziness of a fool. There is an uncertainty for the lazy one Everything is too hard, too long or too boring. The indecision, the procrastination is painful, he makes little progress. He has all the reasons in the world for his failures; he changes direction time and again, and usually gives up in dismay. But the [upright] know what they want, how to get it and what they must do next. Their life is not complicated by procrastination. If it needs to be done, they do it -- their way is plain. by the  procrastination of the lazy, he lays on himself burdens that do not exist.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Wisdom Series: Day 14

Chap 14 : 12 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death
Somethings look very good and inviting at first sight but a careful consideration of such reveals much more.  'Things are not what they seem.' A flame seems good to a moth; thin ice, safe to a heedless child;  the sparkling water, refreshing to one who knows not that the well from which it is drawn has been poisoned. The bad social custom appears to be innocent to the slave of fashion. Remember that such a way 'seems' right' so there might be no indicators telling us not to take such decisions. From a simple assessment, nothing is really wrong with it. Do not make hasty decisions,look again.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Wisdom Series: Day 13

Become wise by walking with the wise; hang out with fools and watch your life fall to pieces.
The company we keep has a lot of influence on us, a good company will contribute to your growth and safety..  We are clearly advised to be mindful of the association we have with fools'Bad company corrupts good character' .  Think about the people around you, how do they influence you? will they help you become who God wants you to be or they are pulling you miles away from it. Are they adding to you or they are only draining you. Do not watch you life fall to pieces, Stay with the wise.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Wisdom Series: Day 12

Chap 12: 1 If you love learning, you love the discipline that goes with it— how shortsighted to refuse correction!
There is wisdom in obedience and folly in disobedience. Response to discipline distinguishes the wise and the poor. The wise loves knowledge that comes from learning and he endures the discipline that comes from the means to get it. Wisdom loves.... folly hates. BE WISE!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Wisdom Series: Day 11

Chap 11:25 The one who blesses others is abundantly blessed;  those who help others are helped.
 God deals with us the way we deal with others. We are taught the great lesson, that to get, we must give; that to accumulate, we must scatter; that to make ourselves happy, we must make others happy". In trying to teach others, we gets instruction for our life too. BE WISE!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Wisdom Series: Day 10

Chap 10:4 Lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth

There is a reward for the lazy and the diligent. The lazy is idle, slothful or does not put his hands to work. The diligent is skilled at what he does, works with his hands,  busy with his business and committed to handwork.
There is a reward for both. BE WISE!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Wisdom Series: Day 9

Chap 9:12 Live wisely and wisdom will permeate your life; mock life and life will mock you

The way we live our lives will determine what results we get. This is an individual matter that involves individual decisions. "Belonging to a fine family, attending a faithful church, or studying in an excellent school can't guarantee the building of our character. Character is built on decisions, and bad decisions will create bad character."

Wisdom Series: Day 8

Chap 8:10-11 Prefer my life-disciplines over chasing after money, and God-knowledge over a lucrative career.
For Wisdom is better than all the trappings of wealth; nothing you could wish for holds a candle to her.
Setting our priorities in the right order is the key thing. We spend a lot of time, energy and resources on the things we place value on. Money and riches are good but they are temporal and the level of satisfaction it will give is limited when not sought with wisdom. Put wisdom first and it will teach you how to attain all you want. Which is more valuable to you?

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Wisdom Series: Day 7

Chapter 7 : 3 Write it out on the back of your hands; etch it on the chambers of your heart 
The wise keeps instructions close to the heart not on paper or on materials that can be easily destroyed and it can be easily recalled when needed.Write the instructions where you can easily recall it when you need it, ready and familiar, where it can easily weave into your character.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Wisdom Series: Day 6

Chap 6: 10-11 A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to lie down;  so shall your poverty come as one who travels, and your need like an armed man. 
"It is by little procrastinations that men ruin their souls. They have no intention to delay for years -- a few months will bring the more convenient season -- tomorrow if you will, they will attend to serious things; but the present hour is so occupied and altogether so unsuitable, that they beg to be excused. Like sands from an hour-glass, time passes, life is wasted by driblets, and seasons of grace lost by little slumbers."

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Wisdom Series: Day 5

Chap 5:21 Mark well that GOD doesn't miss a move you make; he's aware of every step you take.

God sees it all, He is aware of every step we take and every move we make. The things we do in private and public he is aware of it, the good and the bad. The things we do in secret and in open, He knows everything, We cant conceal or hide it. You can only run, you cant hide!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Wisdom Series: Day 3

Chap 3:5 Trust GOD from the bottom of your heart; don't try to figure out everything on your own. (MSG)
God asks us to be dependent on Him with all consciousness, not with a part of our heart but in all things. As humans its possible to try to work out things ourselves and try to figure out what we need to do. This also shows that our wisdom, strength is limited unless we rely on God. We should be confident that God is able and willing. BE WISE!

Wisdom Series: Day 4

Chap 4: 7 Above all and before all, do this: Get Wisdom! Write this at the top of your list: Get Understanding! (MSG)
This emphasizes the importance of wisdom in all we do. It doesn't just stop telling us to get wisdom, it also insists we have an understanding of what we do. BE WISE, UNDERSTAND WHY YOU DO WHAT YOU DO!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Wisdom Series: Day 2

Chapter 2: 4 Searching for it like a prospector panning for gold, like an adventurer on a treasure hunt (MSG)

Imagine what goes into the search for gold. It takes great care and patience or the search for a hidden treasure. The value placed on these things will keep you going. Wisdom is worth searching for.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Wisdom Series: Day1

It does no good to spread a net within the sight of any bird (GW)
Nobody robs a bank with everyone watching (MSG)
Consider setting a snare for a bird when it is watching,  you would expect the bird to stay away from the looming danger of being caught. Foolishly the bird ignores the snare and goes for the bait and it it ensnared.

Its no surprise that people do things that  have grave consequences that are well known to them and they still go ahead without any thought of it. They look at the immediate satisfaction of their needs without the end in view.

Wisdom Series + Happy New Month

Welcome to the month of November!
God has been faithful in the last 10 months even when we choose to be unfaithful.
Our unfaithfulness has not made His faithfulness to be without effect.
It has been challenging but God has been my present help even in the time of need.I believe you can also say the same.
Look back at the last 10 months and Thank God for all he has done for you.
You might not be where you want to be but surely you are not where you used to be.
Cast your minds back, count your blessings name them and you will be surprised at what God has done for you .
Remember God is able to do what He said HE will do.

The book of Proverbs provides profound insights, advice and exceptional wisdom on how to live a happy and a peaceful life and honour God. Wisdom is commonly defined as the right application of knowledge. Can we apply what we don't know?
Join me as I go through each chapter of the book each day of this month.

Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.-Poverbs 4:7
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