So I published this note on my Facebook page ( Facebook.com/ChrisloveCGO ) on May 24th, 2016, which comes before I created this website. But this topic is far more relevant now than ever before. This is why I am sharing it here so you all understand my viewpoint and share your views too.
Music is a very powerful tool to reach out to the world. The devil himself was a gifted musician before pride made him fall. He was created with the necessary musical instruments, which means that he doesn’t have to learn it: in-built (Ezekiel 28:13). So he knows and understands the power of music. That’s why he has infiltrated the music industry with people, lyrics, and beats that glorify and are glorifying him.
Music is a language that transcends languages, a culture that transcends cultures and a unique tool with inter-generational impact.
It can be used to revolutionize people’s thoughts, beliefs, perspectives, and actions. Music can be used as a tool to tell personal stories, experiences or convey messages. Music never dies. It remains even after the musician is dead and far gone. That is why as Christians, we cannot afford to leave the music industry to the people of the world. We have to go into music, make great songs of inspiration, hope, faith, and return the gift of music to the originally intended purpose (to glorify God).
I will advise that Christians be involved in all genres of music in order to make the full impact. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with Christians doing Hip-hop, R&B, Reggae, Spoken words, contemporary songs, etc. The issue is with the PURPOSE, the MESSAGE, and the GLORY. You need to ask yourself why I’m I doing this? What do I want people to learn from it? And who will this piece glorify?
These are some of the guidelines for our works, our services and our ministries as Christians (1 Corinthians 4:5). The goal is to encourage, inspire and strengthen the brethren in our journey towards the final destination (heaven), to praise God for His faithfulness, and to minister the saving grace and power of Jesus Christ to the lost souls. This means that ultimately, the glory belongs to Jesus Christ. The songs – lyrics and melodies should be written, composed and sung in ways and manners that glorify God.
The essence of music becomes defeated whenever it is targeted at glorifying anyone or thing other than the Almighty God.
It also implies that the targeted audience for a particular song or genre of music will vary depending on the purpose and message the song is conveying. That is, there are songs written and composed by Christians that are meant for the Church (body of believers) – in which case I would refer to as WORSHIP/PRAISE SONGS. Praise/Worship because the people already know and are familiar (usually in love) with Who you’re talking about (God). In this case, everyone has a background knowledge of what you’re singing and are able to flow freely.
There are also songs that are written and composed by Christians but are meant to be used to minister to unbelievers – these are MISSIONARY SONGS. These are a little different from the Worship/Praise Songs because you’re introducing something (Someone – Jesus Christ) new to the audience. One of the most effective ways of doing this kind of songs is sharing your testimonies or experiences (of how He helped or is helping you) in language that is easily understandable to the targeted audience (1 Corinthians 9:20-22 – “And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews;… I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some). You need to be very sensitive and careful so that you don’t end up being influenced in your attempt to “speak their language”. Do not compromise or lower the standard of excellence and godliness in the process.
A Church that restricts its members from going into say, Hip-hop music, will be very ineffective in reaching out to this generation. And will most likely breed a congregation of hypocrites – who will listen to “their kind of song” in the church but listen to different songs when outside the church. Creating “church playlist” and “non-church playlist”. This double-standard-life causes more harm and ultimately slows down the work of God. The more diverse and engaging we are in our writings and music, the wider our ability to purposefully reach out to this generation.
In conclusion, Christians should write songs that edify people and ultimately glorify God irrespective of the genre or categorization.


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I have spent a lot of time trying to P.U.R.S.U.E goals that people created for me and working very hard to fit into their plans and agenda.

But since I began to read my User Manual (studying the Bible), I discovered that my Manufacturer (God) has designed a different purpose for me – something bigger and greater than I ever imagined. A life of excellence, love and widespread influence. Thanks be to God directing me to the path He has designed for me and helping me in conquering the challenges, fears, doubts, comfort, ignorance, mediocrity, etc. that are floating around and within me. 

 Therefore, it is time to start living my life so that I will be able to “leave a legacy of LOVE, HOPE and FAITH built on Humility and Excellence“. This I know (as revealed in the manual) that wouldn’t come easy neither is it cheap. It’s a costly lifestyle because I would be mostly left with the option of choosing the road less trodden. Needing a lot of perseverance, humility and trust in my Manufacturer. And so I make my user manual a close companion, constantly unlearning most of things that I have learned and been taught in the past to fit into their agenda. I will have to be grateful for everyday I am given to live, every obstacle/battle I am empowered to conquer and every opportunity I am privileged to have. 

This makes me quite unfit for both the status quo and fitness tests set by others. 

Because I ain’t fit enough for their fitness test I created my own fitness center 

So for today, I am grateful for to God because I am now a BACHELOR WITH HONOURS 

Thanks and Jesus bless! 

Christian G Okwudiwa 

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Throughout my 6-7 years of Primary School & 3years of Junior High, my BEST GRADE was 3rd position (that was just semester out of all while the second best was 9th position). The other positions 8 can’t remember because they were pretty far. Then throughout my Senior High (Secondary), my WORST GRADE was 3rd position. That was maybe once or twice while the rest were either 1st or 2nd positions. 


Simple – Jesus Christ, A Spirit-field house (my brother who doesn’t attend Christ Embassy allowed his house to be used for #CellMeeting or #HouseFellowship), An Excellent and Challenging Role Model ( Prince Gogogwute). Even though I wasn’t born again (in fact I used to despise members of LCCG esp & ignorantly because of #PrayingInTongues or #SpeakingInTongues Now I know better and feel like Bro Paul in 1 Corinthians 14:18) until I think my last year of High School, the #Grace was flowing, the challenge was getting intensed with every award that my brother brought home. Don’t it twisted, I was going to church all these while regularly especially on special occasions such as wedding, Christmas, Easter, etc because of the “incentives” but I didn’t have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. This I know for sure is the condition of some of you reading this, you’re attending church & church programs but never had a relationship with Jesus Christ. I plead with you sincerely to do do so now. He will change your life and rewrite your history.

And for those of you that have allowed your house, phones, laptops and properties to be used for negative things/acts, you seriously need to make amends because there is always a trickling down negative effects on you. It may be the reason beyond your misfortunes. And as you know or may have heard “the harvest is always greater than the seed sown”. 

The number and degree of Awards, favors, Love, Honours, Peace, Joy, Scholarships, opportunities and challenges that I have handled since I have a flowing relationship with Jesus Christ is unfathomable, unexplainable and far beyond my wildest imagination. Yet God is just warming up on my side. 


. . . . . THINKING MARRIAGE? . . .  . . .

Marriage is the bonding of two undissolveable and irreversible chemicals in which dissolution results in partial/total dysfunction of each chemical.

Therefore, do not seek marriage because of peer pressure (all my colleagues and friends are married), family pressure (oh all your younger sisters or brothers are married). Don’t even marry because of sex (you will be tired of sex). Some people think that when they marry, they will be able to control their sex hormones or quit flirting. In fact, inability to control yourself is an indication that you’re not ready for marriage. What happens when your spouse travels?
Marriage is not a research laboratory where you experiment on chemicals, and closed down when you feel you have achieved your goals.

There is ABSOLUTELY NO OPT-OUT option. Once you’re in, you’re in. One of the highest levels of ignorance that people are victims of when it comes to marriage even the supposedly highly educated ones is that divorce is a opt-out option in marriage. Ask the divorcee to objectively compare or share their life experiences before marriage, during marriage and after the divorce, and you will be terrified by an honest answer.

This is also the reason why you can’t marry everyone you fall in love with. Or because he/she’s wealthy, has awesome figures or packs, physical appearance or access to economic resources.

Marry someone who will help you fulfill your goals (I’m not talking about raising children here although it’s a great blessing). Before you think of marriage, you need to know and understand your purpose in life. Why are you on earth? How can getting married help you to achieve your goals, purpose or even speed up the process?

In conclusion, marriage is sweet, one of the most beautiful gifts from God but before you go into it, you have to have read the terms & conditions, pros & cons carefully with full understanding and be fully prepared for outcome.

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This is a poetic recitation I was supposed to deliver sometimes in 2016 during the Annual Youth Conference as part of a group presentation but for reasons beyond my ability, it was possible. This is it in its unrefined form. Please read, be blessed, share and leave comments below!
I was created by God
But I didn’t know who He was
And why He created me.
So instead of working to know Him,
I was busy fighting against the One who made me live.
Each second He gave me to live, I lived it to fight Him
Fighting against the air I breathe each minute.
I believed so much lies that the only truth I ever believed was a lie.
Ignorance made me super proud of being a fool.
But rather than fighting back,
He told me that though my sins are as dark as scarlet,
He will make me white as snow.

So He sent His Only precious Son to die for my rebellion.

He conquered me in my rebellion

Now I am saved by His Love,
Redeemed by His GRACE, and
Called into a life of total freedom

Freedom from ignorance, sin and hatred.

Emerging from the depth of the ocean of sin.
A new creature just created by the Creator
Old things have passed away and all things have become new.
Now rather than condemnation, I got promotion
Rather than being any enemy, He calls me a son.
He poured out His Spirit upon me
He said to me, son arise and shine for thy light has come!
So now I am SHINING,
This is the NEW ME
Living in the New Covenant of LOVE!

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Volunteering as a Children Mentor has been one of my most fulfilling volunteer programs because it gives me the rare privilege of directly positively impacting the lives of our Next Minute Leaders™img_20170118_022413_738
Playing with and being around children is one of the things I do for fun. children are my favorite people on earth. No matter how stressful my school work and what’s going on in my personal life, I am always waiting for 3:45 pm to go meet with these super talented, brilliant & highly gifted children. Their quest for knowledge, leadership and athletic skills, and dedication/strong desire to contribute to the community in practical ways are overwhelmingly motivating.
For those who don’t know, “CanU is a Winnipeg-based charitable organisation that inspires hope and confidence in the leaders of tomorrow through its out-of-school mentorship and educational enrichment program for youth in Grades 5-12. Throughout the year, CanU Kids participate in a wide range of educational experiences on post-secondary campuses and develop their nutrition, health, academic, social, and leadership skills. CanU programs are designed and led by university student volunteers who are honing their leadership and community service skills. With a goal of inspiring hope and confidence, and empowering our kids to see possibilities and seize opportunities.” ( http://www.canucanada.org).

I started volunteering with CanU Canada in October 2014 (the program runs from October to March in each academic calendar). I had the privilege of mentoring kids from different ages, socio-economic, family and ethnic backgrounds. I also worked with CanU during Summer 2015 for the special program that was a partnership with Israel Idonije Foundation, Imagine Summer Leadership Program, in which I served as a role model to the kids in an ethical, professional, social and interpersonal relationship. picking up, travelling with and dropping off to The Price Companies, Red River College, University of Manitoba College of Pharmacy, Manitoba Museum, Get Out Of The Basement (GOTB), etc for professional training, skills acquisition and to widen their career choices.
And because I personally experienced the importance of having a humble & exemplary role model, I carry out my responsibilities with zeal,  passion, enthusiasm and love. My ultimate goal every volunteer day is to make sure that they are at least a 1000 times better youths/young adults than myself.
One of the major ways of carrying out these responsibilities is by using positive reinforcement: appreciating/celebrating the kids for every act of kindness, humility, leadership role, heroic acts such as giving up personal comfort to make the group as a whole more comfortable, taking initiatives, etc. Examples include: celebrating a child that opens the door for others; say THANK YOU to a caregiver cleaning the floor; say THANK YOU to an invested guest/instructor on behalf of the group, etc.
Also, I don’t focus on their mistakes or errors but rather empower them to do greater and more excellent things. Don’t allow them to settle for anything less but rather guide them to think that there are no heights that they can’t attain. Oh yeah, this is exactly where the organization name comes in CANU (the University of CAN), a place where U CAN achieve anything you want with passion, dedication, discipline, diligence, hard work and God’s help, irrespective of your family, socio-economic background). We see possibilities for every seemingly impossible situation, excellence in every mistake, and greatness in every weakness.
In addition, it is commonly said that “experience is the best teacher” and so I tell them my story of how though being born without a silver spoon, achieving mediocre grade, walking around without specific goal and ambition other than to become a local fisherman and floating around with “high ranking mediocre” become an award winning student. My life was transformed due to an excellent mentor (my elder brother PRINCE GOGOGWUTE), discipline, focus, hard work and God’s Grace. Now I have to be a little careful here because my life and all that I may think I have accomplished are much of God’s Grace, Love and Mercy than my personal efforts because I have been to places, interacted with people that ordinary personal efforts wouldn’t have qualified me. And so saying that my hard work earned me these will be equivalent to using someone’s work (in this case, God’s Grace) without acknowledging it. That’s PLAGIARISM at its peak. I don’t even want to start thinking about the punishment.
Finally, haven known from personal experience, observation and words of elders that children learn more by imitation. I strive for excellence in conducting myself within and outside the program, in my conversation with fellows and even social life (because these kids are smarter and can find you anywhere (wont be surprised that they’re reading this).
Over time, I get to see many of these children display these characteristics consciously and unconsciously. This is why I refer to Children as Next Minute Leaders™ because they learn, adapt and improve so quickly and smartly that they manifest what is being thought a few minutes after. Therefore, calling them leaders of Tomorrow is underestimating their learning and leadership abilities.
It is quite impressive seeing some of the children who were part of the Grade 5&6 program grow up to take up the responsibility of Junior Mentors, mentoring the younger ones (the current Grade 5&6 kids), working alongside university student mentors like myself by “introducing kids to the dream of post-secondary education” and volunteering at other schools.
One of my favourite days was the day that one of the children (now a Junior Mentor) said that she wants to take over the leadership/management of CanU Canada after Mr Roger Berrington (the Owner/Founder). So Mr Roger in his characteristic manner: always eager to see the kids take great initiatives, very motivating and passionately supportive, asked her to write him a letter explaining her intentions and what she plans to do. And to our immense surprise, she came back a few days later with the letter. Although I don’t have access to the content of the letter (which really doesn’t matter for this article), her passion and willingness to give back to the community and serve others are praiseworthy.

The Children are our Next Minute Leaders™ because they can learn, adapt and improve so quickly and smartly that they manifest what is being thought a few minutes after. Therefore, calling them leaders of Tomorrow is underestimating their learning and leadership abilities.

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Mary Magdalene , Joanna (wife of Chuza, steward of Herod) Mary mother of James & Joseph, the mother of the Sons of Zebedee and the other women
The Bible revealed to us that at this point in the earthly life of JESUS CHRIST, it was only these three specifically mentioned women along with other women from Galilee that were recorded to be there while JESUS was on the Cross, MINISTERING TO HIM.
The disciples who are expected to be there with Him were nowhere to be found. Peter (the outspoken person) denied Him even before a maid as Jesus had prophesied. The funny thing is that when he realised that he had both lied & denied his Master because he was sore afraid, he couldn’t restitute and accept that he was a disciple. These women were not only present and ministering to Him with their possessions (substances) (Luke 8:1-3), they also kept watch. When Joseph of Arimathea took the body of Jesus Christ for burial, they followed him closely to know where he would lay the body of Christ. They also went a step further to know how the body was laid (Luke 23:49-55). This means that they were very concerned about the total well-being of Jesus even at death. The Bible presented a very detailed report on the important role of women in Christianity.
These great women didn’t just stop at identifying who took the body, where and how the body was laid, returned home and prepared spices and ointment to take care of the body. Inasmuch as they cared about ensuring the body of Jesus was well taken care of, they were careful enough to obey God’s commandment concerning Sabbath. God commanded that everyone rest on the Sabbath day (Exodus 20:8, 10; Deut 5:12). They refrained from ‘doing the right thing at the wrong time’ by not visiting the tomb on the Sabbath day. They demonstrated the full Gospel of JESUS CHRIST – LOVE & OBEDIENCE. JESUS had said earlier while responding to the Pharisees that LOVE for God is the first and greatest commandment (Matthew 22:36-40), and these women having followed Him closely learnt that and were able to put what they had learnt and believed into practice. Oh how blessed, Jesus said it is he who hears and put them into practice that loves Him (John 14:23).
They were hardworking, persistent and continually demonstrated their love for God which was evident their visit to the tomb immediately after the Sabbath day to anoint the body of Christ. Therefore, it wasn’t a surprise to see that these women were the first to carry the most important NEWS in Christendom – the RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST. And also the first to have a divine encounter (with two guardian angels) after the death of Jesus Christ (Luke 24:1-10). Which is in fulfilment of God’s Word in 1 Samuel 2:30b which says “them that honour Me will I honour”.
One lesson from these women is that whatsoever act of kindness you’re doing, be consistent, diligent and do it with love and passion. If they had ended their act of love in identifying the where and how JESUS body was laid and didn’t return on the first day of the week with their ointment to the tomb, they wouldn’t have had the single honor of having first hand experiential knowledge and becoming carriers of the GREATEST NEWS IN ALL HUMANITY.
CONCLUSION: This is one of the evidences to disprove the ongoing notion that Christianity has been a “religion of oppression” to women. Women are the pillars of Christianity. What we believe as Christians were first revealed to and told by women. Christianity is a relationship built on LOVE and LOVE does not discriminate, but rather love celebrates, appreciates and honours.

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