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TRIBUTE TO MY MUM!

My mum, Deaconess Beatrice Taye Adegbulu (14th April 1929 to 17th October 2018, buried on 8th February 2019), was a very good woman, a devout Christian, and a lover of humanity. We fondly called her Mama in her lifetime!

As far as I can remember, Mama welcomed everyone to our house with open arms and gave them her all. Nothing was too big or too small for her to give out to people. She was an avid giver!

Mama was a mother figure to everyone; our friends, relatives, neighbours, her colleagues at work, church members, etc. She loved and looked after them, and they found in her a sturdy shoulder, which they could lean on for support each time they were in distress.

My mother was very close to our in-laws, and she did everything humanly possible to make us the big family that we are today. She loved and prayed for them on a regular basis as well.

Mama loved Akure, Nigeria, our hometown, and at a time, she practically turned our house into an extension of Akure Land. She loved the people of Akure sincerely and revered our elders, most especially the Deji, our paramount leader.

She loved her husband, our father, Samuel Adejuyigbe Adegbulu (1924-1999) without flinching, and she took excellent care of him till he breathed his last on the 22nd of December 1999.

My mother never discriminated against any of her stepchildren. She treated them with decorum and kindness throughout. I am therefore not surprised that many people of good conscience praised and applauded her for her immense contributions to who they have become today.

Mama treated her biological children, Adejisola, Adeyinka, Adenike, Adedayo, Adekunle, and Aderonke, like other children in her care. However, she taught us to be there for one another, respect each other’s views, and show kindness to everyone we meet. Besides, she taught us not to bear grudge against anyone, no matter what.

She was my special ally and greatest supporter, and she looked forward to, enjoyed, and celebrated my successes with me each time. And each time I went down, she went down and rose up with me again. But despite the unalloyed love she had for me, she never hesitated to tell me off, each time I overstepped my boundaries.

Without a doubt, I will miss my mum greatly, but I will never forget who and how she was to me. Moreover, I will never forget her dedication to God, loyalty to people, deep-rooted kindness, and commitment to charitable pursuits.

May her gentle soul rest in perfect peace, in Jesus name. Amen.

Adieu, MAMA!

Dr Adedayo Stoney Adegbulu (Dr Stoney)

Medical Practitioner, Author, and Speaker

THE IMPOSSIBLE IS ALSO POSSIBLE WITH GOD!

But Jesus looked at them and said, “With men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible” (Mark 10:27)

I once worked in a rural community in Nigeria, shortly after I graduated from the Medical School. And while I was there, I met a young man who was generally described as a drug addict, a serial womanizer, a busybody and a drifter, among other evil labels. But I did not see him the way they saw him. I saw him as a nice man, always smiling, and had kind words for me each time we met.

One day, he was evicted from the small room he shared with his uncle, his uncle’s large family, and other people, on trumped-up charges, and he found himself homeless, helpless and penniless all of a sudden.

In his desperation, he came to my office one hot afternoon, sweating profusely and looking unkempt, and narrated his ordeals to me. Eventually, he asked if he could live in my boys’ quarters, which was vacant at that time, and I said yes immediately, despite strong protestations from some people within the community. They wanted me to evict him at all costs, but I refused.

Before long, he became born-again and went everywhere to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ, heal the people, and deliver them from the clutches of the devil. That is, he became a great blessing to many people in the community. He was a great blessing to me and my family as well.

One morning, he came to my apartment and asked if he could do a farm for me, as a way of thanking me for allowing him to live in my boys’ quarters free of charge. But I declined since I didn’t want a farm. Besides, the land in our part of the community was known to be barren and unfit for any meaningful farming activity.

Notwithstanding, he continued to pester me until I caved in. He later assured me that with God, the land, which was known to be barren and unfit for any meaningful farming activity, would do very well for us. And to my surprise, it did, such that at the end of the planting season that year, we harvested a large quantity of farm produce, most of which we had to give out to several people far and near.

To me, it was impossible to carry out any meaningful farming activity where my residence was. But to the man, the ‘impossible is also possible with God’, and he was dead right.

Friends, are you currently facing any situation, which looks impossible to overcome? If you are, then be informed that the ‘impossible is possible with God’. For instance, it is possible for Him to heal you, even though medical experts have concluded otherwise. Remember, He is interested in restoring you to health and healing your wounds (Jeremiah 30:17).

It is also possible for Him to make you prosper, even if the resources at your disposal and other realities on the ground do not agree with this position. Please, do not forget that He wants you to abound in all the work of your hand (Deuteronomy 30:9), and make you prosper in whatever you do (Psalms 1:3). In addition, it is possible for Him to save your children, even though they are far lost (Isaiah 49:25), and they shall call you blessed, sooner or later (Proverbs 31:28).

Furthermore, it is possible for God to give you a good name, a good personality, a good ministry, a good business, a good career, a good family, a good house, a good car, etc. (Psalm 84:11), although it looks like you cannot have them because of one reason or the other.

Please, don’t believe the lies of the devil suggesting that it is impossible for you to have good things of life, or reach great heights like other people, for with God all things are possible (Mark 10:27). Meaning, the ‘impossible is also possible’ with God! Hallelujah!!

Jesus is Lord!

Dr Adedayo Stoney Adegbulu (Dr Stoney)

Medical Practitioner, Author, and Speaker

PLEASE, DON’T ABANDON ANYONE!

Therefore receive one another, just as Christ also received us, to the glory of God’’ (Romans 15:7)

I used to work in the Health Services of an Institution of higher learning back home in Nigeria. One of my main duties there was to conduct a medical examination on the new workers and students before they are allowed into the system. I did this with other doctors!

One day, a devout Muslim student was assigned to me. She declined my services on the religious ground. According to her, her religion forbade her from fraternizing with any male outside her immediate family. Well, I respected her view and referred her to a female doctor in town, instantly. But I assured her of my readiness to assist her, whenever she wanted.

Early one morning, she was rushed to my consulting room by her female Muslim friends, because she was in poor health. I referred her to a female doctor immediately, based on our earlier agreement. But to my surprise, she insisted I should treat her, and I asked her why she changed her mind, and she said she could trust me because I did not abandon her the day we first met.

You can imagine how honoured I felt that day! Anyway, I accepted her request with great joy and attended to her. I am glad that she responded to treatment very quickly, and I discharged her later that day, hale and hearty.

We soon became close friends, and she visited my office in the company of her Muslim friends, quite regularly. They became close to my Christian friends too, and they were quite comfortable being around us, even when we prayed and read the Bible. They enjoyed our company, and we enjoyed theirs as well!

One of them later gave his life to Christ, during a crusade meeting he attended with us, and he went on to become a very good addition to the Kingdom of God and an immense blessing to me as a person. I sincerely thank God for the young Muslim girl and the convert we got through her. I did not abandon her, and it paid off in the end to the glory of God.

Friends, you can do the same as well. For instance, don’t abandon the poor in your midst. On the other hand, help them as much as you can, and the Lord will reward you sooner or later (Proverbs 19:17). Also, don’t abandon the voiceless in your land; you can be their voice (Proverbs 31:8-9).

Don’t abandon those who are childless near you. Instead, encourage and pray for them, for great surprises awaits them from God (Isaiah 54:1). Take care of the sick that you can reach; don’t abandon them. Visit them, clean their houses, do their shopping and cooking for them, and support them in other ways possible (Galatians 6:2).

Please, make up your mind not to abandon anyone this Year 2019. At least, give people a fair chance to benefit from you, and the good Lord will be pleased with you (Hebrews 13:16). He will also reward you most appropriately in the end (Matthew 25: 31-40), in Jesus name. Amen.

Happy New Year to you all!

Jesus is Lord!

Dr Adedayo Stoney Adegbulu (Dr Stoney)

Medical Practitioner, Author, and Speaker

YOUR CASE IS NOT CLOSED!

For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you’’ (Isaiah 41:13)

Franklin, not his real name, suffered from severe stammering (stuttering), a speech defect when he was young. This condition made him repeat the initial letters of his words and pause his speech involuntarily, regularly. For that reason, he spoke with great difficulty. And as you might expect, his parents took him everywhere for help, all to no avail.

Time and again, he suffered instances of ridicule and unkindness at school and in his neighbourhood and had to fight to defend himself. Time and again too, He got injured while defending himself and faced unpleasant disciplinary actions afterwards. No wonder he hated school and avoided people habitually.

His condition grew worse progressively over the years, and it seemed his case has closed! One day, while walking on a deserted road, lonely and sad, he prayed to God to deliver him from his condition so that he could be like other children; happy, appreciated, and loved. Suddenly, he felt a release in his tongue, and he spoke slightly better that day. He then repeated walking and praying on the same road regularly, asking God to perfect what He started in his life (Psalm 138:8).

After a short time, he began to talk smoothly and clearly like other children. His confidence soon came back strongly, and he started to go to school happily and do well academically. As we speak, he is doing great in his chosen profession, talking fluently to people and helping them overcome their problems. He also goes about everywhere preaching Jesus Christ and drawing people to the Kingdom of God. You can now see that his case was not closed after all, contrary to his earlier belief.

Friends, have you been trusting God for a change regarding your family, business, finance, health, ministry, promotion, education, etc., all to no avail? And do you now believe your case is closed? If you do, please pay attention to me today; I have good news for you!

Like Franklin’s, your case is not closed, and God is willing to help you (Isaiah 41:13). After that, your family will do well, and all of you will serve the Lord together (Joshua 24:15). He will bless the work of your hands as well, and you will lend and not borrow (Deuteronomy 28:12).

Are you ill at present? If you are, then get ready as God will restore you to health and heal you (Jeremiah 30:17). Is your name in ruins right now? If it is, please rejoice, because God is willing to give you a new name (Revelation 2:17), and people will be astounded at the changes that will take place in your life afterwards (Psalm 126:1-3). Are you bereaved? If you are, cheer up, for joy is coming your way very soon (Psalm 30:5).

Friends, as the year 2018 is coasting to an end and 2019 approaching steadily, pray to God to revisit your case, no matter what it is and how grave it is. Have an unwavering faith that He will answer you, and He will, sooner or later (Hebrews 11:6), in Jesus name. Amen.

Merry Christmas in advance.

Jesus is Lord!

Dr Adedayo Stoney Adegbulu (Dr Stoney)

Medical Practitioner, Author, and Speaker

BEFORE YOU CALL, GOD WILL ANSWER!

It shall come to pass That before they call, I will answer…’’ (Isaiah 65:24)

Mama Perry, not her real name, was my friend in Nigeria. I first met her in my clinic in the company of her daughter, Auntie Anne, not her real name as well. She was close to eighty years old at that time!

Mama Perry was a large-hearted woman, though small in stature. She was a devout Christian, very witty, friendly and calm. Besides, she had something nice to tell anyone that crossed her path.

Naturally, I treated her with utmost respect and patience every time, and I made sure we found the time, no matter how small, to chat, laugh, sing, and pray, each time she attended my clinic. Without a doubt, she was fun to be with!

One day, she came to my clinic with tears in her eyes and told me she was relocating to another town, with her daughter. Of course, I felt sad we would part ways, but I still managed to assure her that she would be fine and that God willing, we would meet again. She left my clinic that day smiling!

About two years afterwards, I got a new job in another town, and I was there all by myself. For that reason, I had ample time to focus on my patients and attend most activities in my church. Then, one Saturday morning, during my ward round, I was abruptly prompted in the Spirit to go to church the following day. I wasn’t planning to do so before then, because I was on call duty in the hospital that weekend, and I was quite busy.

Anyway, I made it to Church as prompted, and I bumped into Auntie Anne, Mama Perry’s daughter, at some point. And as you would expect, we were both surprised, but, elated to see each other again. She later told me how early that morning, Mama Perry woke up and prayed to God to bring me back to her life. I also narrated how a day earlier, I was prompted in the Spirit to be in the church that day, even though I wasn’t planning to do so before. In the end, I didn’t find it too difficult to conclude that before Mama Perry called, God answered her!

I rekindled my friendship with Mama Perry the following day, and it is my great joy to have been there for her again for several months. Sadly, she passed on a few months after I relocated to the United Kingdom. I sincerely thank God for her life and my relationship with her.

Friends, please call on God today, and I believe before you do so, He will answer you too, in Jesus name. Amen. For example, He will answer you by giving you rest from your concerns (Matthew 11:28) and keeping you safe/peaceful in your home (Isaiah 32:18-19). He will also contend with those who contend with you and save your children (Isaiah 49:25).

Besides, He will help you to make wealth (Deuteronomy 8:18) and withhold nothing good from you (Psalm 84:11). Likewise, He will give you your well-deserved promotion (Psalm 75:6-7) and honour you because you honour Him (1 Samuel 2:30).

Not only that, He will make you prosper (Deuteronomy 30:9), give you a new name (Isaiah 62:2) and wipe away your tears (Revelation 21:4). And before long, people will notice you and be amazed at the way God has been good to you. In the end, they will rejoice with you and call you blessed, in Jesus name. Amen.

NB: This write up is dedicated to the memories of Mama Perry and my late mother, Mrs Beatrice Taye Adegbulu, who passed on recently. May their souls rest in perfect peace, in Jesus name. Amen.

Jesus is Lord!

Dr Adedayo Stoney Adegbulu (Dr Stoney)

Medical Practitioner, Author, and Speaker

GOD WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU NOR FORSAKE YOU!

… For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5).

Mrs Lottie Banks, not her real name, is a friendly, hardworking, quiet, decent, and pretty woman. She loves her family and serves the Lord enthusiastically. I first met her as a young Christian, and I was quite close to her family.

Sadly, despite her sterling qualities, her husband did not think much about her. He snubbed her consistently for over ten years, even though they lived under the same roof. But, Mrs Banks continued to be good to him in every way, regardless. She also cooked his meals, which he ignored, throughout. After some time, she became downcast and felt God had left her and forsaken her!

One day, a mutual friend of ours informed me about Mrs Banks’ ordeal, and I stepped in immediately, with one of my Christian friends. We got our Deacon, a man filled with the power of the Holy Spirit, involved as well.

Right from that day, we started to pray for her, on a regular basis, while our deacon fortified her with the words of God. One afternoon, exactly nine months after we started to pray for her, the Holy Spirit spoke through the man of God.

He said Mrs Banks should rejoice, as her petition concerning her husband had been answered. As a proof, therefore, He instructed her to prepare his favourite meal for supper that day, and he would eat it, and be intimate with her afterwards. Please, remember that Mr Banks had nothing to do with her for over ten years, prior to that day.

Initially, she was reluctant to comply with the instruction given to her, because they seemed too good to be believed, bearing in mind her past ugly experiences. But, we managed to convince her to do so in the end.

Guess what? Her husband indeed ate the meal and was intimate with her that night, as told by the Holy Spirit. The result of that act was a baby boy; a look-alike of his father, and the eventual unifier of his parents. Today, the family are united and doing great! God did not leave Mrs Banks nor forsake her after all!

Friends, what are the things you are battling with lately, which has refused to give you a breather? Whatever they are, please, realize that God has not left you nor forsaken you. He is working behind the scene, and He will sort you out sooner or later (Isaiah 45:2-2), because He loves you greatly (John 3:16), being the apple of His eyes (Zechariah 2:8).

Among other things, He will not leave nor forsake you and your children. Instead, He will contend with those who contend with you, and then save them (Isaiah 49:25b). Also, He will not leave nor forsake the work of your hand; on the other hands, He will bless it greatly (Deuteronomy 28:12).

Similarly, God will not leave nor forsake you when you are in need (Philippians 4:19), or when you are unwell (Psalm 41:3). He will not cut off your expectations (Proverbs 23:18), and He will fulfil the numbers of your days (Exodus 23:26), in Jesus name. Amen.

Jesus is Lord!

Dr Adedayo Stoney Adegbulu (Dr Stoney)

Medical Practitioner, Author, and Speaker