Today’s 🍞 Bread

Consider Others

A fundamental concern for others in our individual and community lives would go a long way in making the world the better place we so passionately dreamt of. – Nelson Mandela

 
Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others” (Philippians 2:3, 4 NKJV).


Do you only think about yourself alone? Ask God to help you today to always consider others in your decision making.

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Never Doubt God

When life gives us reasons to doubt God and deny Him, we must always remember that He created the whole universe and He is committed to taking care of us.


“But the people said to Joshua, ‘No! We will serve the LORD” Joshua 24:21, NIV



Are you presently going through challenging times? Does it seem like God is far? Is the devil challenging your faith? This is the best time to reaffirm your faith in God. Our ability to choose God in challenging times is a reflection of how much we trust Him.

As a believer, you must never give room to doubt in your life.

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Living Together in Love

Stay on good terms with each other, held together by love” Hebrews 13:1


We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

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God’s Lead

You may be trying to live in this world by your own power. Let God teach you meekness so that you can live in, and depend on, His strength.  – C. P. Hia

  
“For the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel, has said: ‘You will be delivered by returning and resting; your strength will lie in quiet confidence. But you are not willing'” (Isaiah 30:15 HCSB).


Ask God to teach you His ways and grant you the spirit of humility

Our God Reigns

God’s Authority is Supreme

The Lord’s reign is not temporal or tenured; rather it is secured throughout the ages and till eternity. God has been King before the creation of the world and will be forever. He has shown Himself to be mightier than all the forces of disorderliness that threaten His kingdom.



Then I heard what sounded like a great multitude, like the roar of rushing waters and like loud peals of thunder, shouting: “Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns. Revelation 19:6


Declare God’s kingdom in your life. Consider the various ways He has demonstrated His reign over your life in this year and join the elders in singing the praise of the God who reigns!

Monthly Blessing

Blessed to our Father, the giver of life,provider, Ancient of days,Divine helper,Unchangeable, the God of wonders,Great Redeemer, the maker of all flesh,Defender of the defenseless. Faithful is Your name,thank You from January to December You have been faithful and You will never cease to be faithful. Happy New Month!

Reverence God

Let the proud stop and reverence God who made him/her what he/she is today. Let everyone with power bow before the Most High and the Most Powerful.

   
“ “There is no one holy like the LORD; there is no one besides you; there is no Rock like our God. 1 Samuel 2:2


Are you barren, spiritually or physically? The Word of God is giving you victory over your situation today. You too will extol the name of the Lord if you can trust only Him for your victory. 

Nothing is Impossible for God to do

With God all things are possible

God specialises in turning impossible situations around. This is what He did in the case of Sarah who was barren. She and her husband had advanced in age at the time they entertained angels as visitors and through that, God visited them.

  
“So Sarah laughed to herself as she thought, ‘After I am worn out and my master is old, will I now have this pleasure?’ Genesis 18:12 NIV


It can never be over until it is over. Age or other human limitations can never constrain God from doing what He is set to do. You shall indeed have that joy, your age notwithstanding.

A Transformed Mind

We must not conform to the standard of this world. Whatever we do that agrees with the pattern of this world is a compromise and conformity.

 
“Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God – this is your spiritual act of worship” Romans 12:1


Are you still conforming to the standard of this world or you are daily seeking to be transformed through the renewal of your mind? Present your body now as a living sacrifice to God that your service to Him may be reasonable and acceptable.

Blessing

May the Lord bless you and preserve you and your loved ones, may you never run out of God’s grace and mercy as you go this week and beyond in Jesus mighty name. Have a beautiful week!

WHAT HAPPENED AT THE HOTEL.

PATIENCE: A LESSON OF LIFE.
By BISHOP DAVID ABIOYE .

I walked into a hotel and after going through the menu, I ordered some food.

After about 20 mins a group of guys and ladies walked in & ordered theirs.

To my dismay, these folks got served first. I watched as they began to eat & laugh heartily.

I even overheard one of them bragging about how connected he is to everyone in the hotel and I felt mocked.

I decided to leave. Unable to take it anymore , I called the waiter. He calmly told me: “Yours is a special order, being prepared by the chief chef himself.

Their orders were prepared hurriedly by students on attachment because the top chefs are busy with yours Sir. That’s why they were served first. Please have some juice as you wait”. I calmed down & waited patiently.

Shortly after, my meal was served by 6 waiters. Unknown to me, the owner of the hotel (who happened to be an old long lost friend of mine) saw me when I entered and decided to surprise me.

She changed my simple meal to a five-star meal. The party at the other table were shocked.

They couldn’t stop staring. Suddenly they were the ones murmuring, asking why they didn’t get that kind of service and meal.

Such is life! Some people are ahead of you and are eating now, laughing at you and talking about how they are smarter, wiser and better than you, how they are well connected, blessed, have money and are enjoying life .

You are waiting tirelessly wondering why it’s taking so long to breakthrough, You endure mockery and humiliation.

Maybe you have contemplated suicide, gone throughout depression or suffered severe mental anxiety.

Do not worry! The owner of the world has seen you and doesn’t want you to be served a simple meal like those making a mockery of you. You’re waiting long because yours is a special meal.

It takes time to prepare. And only chief chefs prepare them.

Wait for your meal and relax .!!!

Pray for Someone

When you pray for anyone, you tend to modify your personal attitude toward them. – Norman Vincent Peale



“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven” Matthew 5:43-45 NIV



Have a list of friends to pray for this week and ensure you sow into their lives with your genuine heart.

Show Others Mercy

Who ever show mercy shall receive mercy


We must never close the door of mercy to others because it means we are closing the door on our own lives. No matter the number of God’s law we keep, showing mercy to others is our own license to receiving mercy from God.


“There will be no mercy for those who have not shown mercy to others. But if you have been merciful, God will be merciful when he judges you” James 2:13, NLT


Remember that all of us are merely recipients of God’s favour. Learn to show mercy even when people do not deserve it.

Trust God Wholeheartedly

With God on your side, you will conquer


Do not try to survive using your own methods. Trust in God — and what He tells you — and discover just how big He is. – Author Unknown

     
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.  Do not be wise in your own eyes…” Proverbs 3:5-7 NIV


Ask for the grace to trust God wholeheartedly and the grace never to depend on your own ability

Do It Right

Do the right thing, and keep doing it. Even if it does not help you move ahead in the short-term, it will protect and serve you well over the long-term. – Bob Gass

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“And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart” Galatians 6:9 NKJV

God Removes Disgrace


Sometimes, we go through challenging and overwhelming situations. The devil may sometimes use our need to discourage us and make us feel like God does not care. No matter what we go through, God always makes a way.

  
“She became pregnant and gave birth to a son, ‘God has removed my disgrace’, she said” Genesis 30:23 NLT


Are you being humiliated by the situations around you? Do not worry; God is on your side. Do not be distracted. Let your focus be on God and you will not be disappointed.

Avoid Ungodly Relationships

Whether you are a man or woman, married or single, you must match out for ungodly relationships or those with the potential to turn into such, with members of the opposite sex. May the Lord help you as you do so. @Pastor E.A. Adeboye


“Hear me now therefore, O ye children, and depart not from the words of my mouth. Remove thy way far from her, and come not nigh the door of her house: Lest thou give thine honour unto others, and thy years unto the cruel:” Proverbs 5:7-9


Ask God to separate you from every ungodly relationships today.

God is Watching

God watches all our secret behaviours

God sees beyond what the human eye can see. Perhaps you are thinking that when you are in a secret place no one can know what you do. You may even feel that when you do evil to those who are helpless no one will discover. Be reminded today that this is not true. There is someone who sees everything, everywhere, every time.


“If you mistreat my daughters or if you marry other wives, God will see it even if no one else does. He is a witness to this covenant between us” (Genesis 31:50).


God sees and knows. Be careful how you live your life.

Powerful Blessing for the Week

Any power or anyone that has vowed you will not be all God has ordained you to be this week and beyond are terminated for you sake in Jesus name. Anyone that has said about you over my dead body let it be to them according to their words in Jesus name. You will fulfill destiny, the Lord will make a way and your testimony shall be evidence in Jesus mighty name. Have a victorious week!

God Reigns

I have lived a long time, sir, and the longer I live the more convincing proofs I see of this truth — that God governs in the affairs of men. Benjamin Franklin


How awesome is the LORD Most High, the great King over all the earth! Psalm 47:2 NIV

Is the Lord truly the Lord of your life? If yes, you have a responsibility of giving Him praise always. However, if no, give Him a chance today. Allow God to assume His position as the King over your life so that you can enjoy His reign.

God’s Plans

Sometimes our plans are not the plans of God. Hence, it is pertinent to structure our steps every time in alliance with God’s plans. – Anonymous


My thoughts,’ says the Lord, ‘are not like yours, and my ways are different from yours. As high as the heavens are above the earth, so high are my ways and thoughts above yours” Isaiah 55:8-9 TEV

Good Sees Your Challenges

He understands all your pains

God sees the hurt in your heart like nobody else can. He knows the sources, reasons and experiences that brought you to this point. He understands what you are passing through. God knows your frustrations and despair.


So Leah became pregnant and gave birth to a son. She named him Reuben, for she said, ‘The LORD has noticed my misery, and now my husband will love me’” Genesis 29:32 NLT


In the midst of sadness and uncertainty, His hand is there to guide you; His strength is there to support you. You are never out of His reach. As God favoured Leah, you can count on His love and His help. Hold on to Him.

Opposition

Oppositions sharpen us and make us stronger


Have you thought of giving up on your faith and career because of oppositions? God can use the series of oppositions around your life today as your stepping-stones to success. Oppositions sharpen us and make us stronger in the faith, especially if we are able to scale through without wavering.

  
Opposition arose, however, from members of the Synagogue of the Freedmen (as it was called) —Jews of Cyrene and Alexandria as well as the provinces of Cilicia and Asia —who began to argue with Stephen.  (Acts 6:9 NIV).


Lord, help me to have the right perspective towards opposition.

Every opposition presents either the option to give up or an opportunity to try harder and get better depending on our disposition. Opposition can be a major motivating factor for life’s success and no one with a great destiny is absolutely immune to it.

Praise God Always

No matter the conditions of life, we must praise Him More so when we know that God is in control, we must always praise Him.


Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise from the ends of the earth, you who go down to the sea, and all that is in it, you islands, and all who live in them. (Isaiah 42:10 NIV).


Forget about your situation and develop the habit of praising God as your new approach to problems of life. You are to challenge your challenges with praise and fear the Lord.

Arise and shine


Be strong all you people still left in the land
My Spirit is with you, so be confident
Everything will tremble but you will remain
And I will fill my temple with the latter rain

The future glory of this house
Will be greater than the past
As I shake heaven and earth alike
Just as my prophets prophesied
The faith of many will be tried
But I will cause my remnant to

Arise and shine
For His glory has risen upon you
Arise and shine
For His glory has risen upon you

Do not be afraid, says the Great I Am
Stand firm, says the Rock of Your Salvation
On the other side of the shaking that I do
I’m sending revival and a blessing over you
For just as earth began to quake
When the stone was rolled away
And the Son of Man walked out that grave
Dry bones are coming back to life
And we will see before our eyes
The Holy Church of Jesus Christ

As the dark is getting darker
His light is shining brighter
Revealing sons and daughters
And awakening His church
As the dark is getting darker
His light is shining brighter
Revealing sons and daughters
And awakening His church
As the dark is getting darker
His light is shining brighter
Revealing sons and daughters
And awakening His church

Arise and shine
For His glory has risen upon you
Arise and shine
For His glory has risen upon you

We the remnant will not be shaken
We the remnant will not be shaken
We’re the remnant standing firm
We the remnant will not be shaken
We the remnant will not be shaken
We’re the remnant standing firm
We the remnant will not be shaken
We the remnant will not be shaken
We’re the remnant standing firm

A New Beginning for you

Bear today cheerfully whatever today may bring, it is the only way to make tomorrow certain. – Lord Tenny


See, the former things have taken place, and new things I declare; before they spring into being I announce them to you. (Isaiah 42:9).


Have you been struggling with your Christian calling in the midst of difficulty and persecutions. Or you are already losing hope, thinking God has deserted you? If you have given your life to Christ, then the promise God is making today is for you. He is set to do something new in your life and situation.

Prayer points for the week

  1. Thank God for the gift of life.
  2. Thank You Lord for answering my prayers in advance
  3. Heavenly Father, I commit my plans into Your hands and I trust You will help me to establish them. (Proverbs 16:3)
  4. Lord, let Your peace that surpasses all understanding saturate my mind, body and soul in the name of Jesus.
  5. Father, please show me favour wherever I go and wherever I turn in the name of Jesus.
  6. Every doubt that has become strongholds in my life, be broken down in the name of Jesus.
  7. By Your divine mandate, I receive clarity on the wonderful opportunities at my disposal in the name of Jesus.
  8. Father, please give me a spirit of excellence so that I can arise in my calling and glorify Your Holy name. ( Daniel 6:3)
  9. Ask God for a special miracle you want to testify about before the end of this year.
  10. Thank God for answering all your prayers.

#prayer

#testimony

Blessing for the week

Every conspiracy against you shall fail, you shall walk in safety and your steps shall be ordered by God, the Lord will grant you the  grace and wisdom you require to succeed in all your endeavours this week and beyond in Jesus mighty name. Have a Great Week!❤️❤️

#amen

#blessing

Pray with Thanksgiving


For our prayer to be answered, we should pray with a sincere heart of thanksgiving and an upright heart

     
Praise be to God, who has not rejected my prayer or withheld His love from me! (Psalm 66:20, NIV).


Sincere praise pleases God and makes Him act on our behalf. Make praise part of your lifestyle and you will be glad you did! 

Courageous Christian

Courageous man is a champion


When you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes. Disappointment, defeat, and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way. @Paulo Coelho


You tried to harm me, but God made it turn out for the best, so that he could save all these people, as he is now doing” @Genesis 50:20 CEV


Never be discouraged by the present state of your life, you are a work-in-progress. Ask God to show you the way to go

Sufficient Grace

We do what we do only because of God’s grace, and that grace is given so that we might do what is pleasing to him. – Timothy Keller


But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all, yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me” (1 Corinthians 15:10 NKJV).


May the grace of God be sufficient for you.

Be Thankful

True thankfulness is more than being grateful for what we possess. It is an attitude that fills our relationship with God so that we may serve Him with gladness and joy. – David C. McCasland


Praise the Lord. Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. Who can proclaim the mighty acts of the Lord or fully declare his praise?” (Psalm 106:1-2 NIV).


Develop a habit of praising God daily and at all times today

Stronger in Tough Times


We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.” –Chuck Swindoll

      
Beloved,do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed.(1 Peter 4:12-13)


Tough times build Christian character and faith. 

Keep Pushing

It’s ok to fail. Failing does not shape your personality; it’s how you react upon your failure. Do you dust yourself off and mope or do you dust yourself off and come back stronger the next time? Eventually you will win. It may not happen the next time, it may take a little time but you will win in the end.Tiger Woods


But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.”
(2chronicles 15:7)


Don’t ever give up, always keep your composure, you will come out victorious.

Weekly Blessing

The LORD will send you help from His throne, He will answer your prayer with speed and accuracy, He will remember all your offerings, and regard with favour your efforts! He will grant you your heart’s desire, and fulfil all your plans! People will shout for joy over your victory in Jesus’ name. Have a victorious week.

Desist from Lying


God hates a lying tongue. Where did we learn to lie? Isn’t it strange that children lie instinctively without being taught? The flagrant sins of fraud, embezzlement, slander, libel and breach of promise are the products of a lying heart. Billy Graham


“Who is the man who desires life And loves length of days that he may see good? Keep your tongue from evil And your lips from speaking deceit.(Psalm 34:12-13)


Ask the Lord to help you keep your tongue from lying and the grace to live a holy life.

The Price of the Cross


Salvation is through Jesus Christ our Lord, He  took away our sin and reproach, He bled for us on the cross to pay the ultimate price


“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.(Romans 5:8)


Jesus died to save us and rose to give us eternal life, Hallelujah.

The Lord Fights for His People

God is still in the business of fighting your enemies, don’t give up yet on God, He knows what you are going through and He is right there with you.


“For the LORD your God is the one who goes with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you. (Deuteronomy 20:4)


God is there with you, all you need to do is to live to please Him. He will fight for you.

Why Must I Forgive?

Forgiveness beings peace to the soul


As long as you do not forgive, who and whatever it is will occupy rent-free space in your mind. – Isabelle Holland


” Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you” (Colossians 3:13 NIV).


Determine to forgive all who have wronged you today, forgiveness is a medicine to the soul of a believer.

Accessing God’s Throne of Mercy


Bear up the hands that hang down, by faith and prayer; support the tottering knees. Have you any days of fasting and prayer? Storm the throne of grace and perspire there on, and mercy will come down – John Wesley


” Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace,that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” (Hebrews 4:16, KJV)


He is always available to wipe every tear away from His children. Go to Him now and you will not forget the experience all your life.

False Altar


Whatever takes the place of God in your life is a false altar. Do you pretend to be worshiping God and yet you find it comfortable to tell lies, get involved in fornication and adultery? Do you have sinful friends you still relate with, comfortably? Is there anything that still pushes you to sin? These are false altars.


” In the morning when the people of the town got up, there was Baal’s altar, demolished, with the Asherah pole beside it cut down and the second bull sacrificed on the newly built altar!  Judges 6:28


It is always difficult to handle them with human strength. Ask God to help you and deliver you, you will find strength in Jesus’ name to pull down those altars.

True Altar


The best and true altar you can build for the Lord is your life. He is not interested in any other. God desires to dwell in your life. So, the quality of your life should attract people to God. Your speech, your conduct, the way you dress, your relationship with other people should make people to recognise whom you serve.


“That is why we said, ’Let us get ready and build an altar —but not for burnt offerings or sacrifices.’  (Joshua 22:26 NIV)


Every genuine child of God is a mobile altar of the Lord; a carrier of God’s presence. And, the more you seek to worship God in spirit and in truth, the more your life would reflect His glory.

Constant Worship

God uses worship to recenter our priorities and reestablish where our security lies. We can be taught why it’s important to praise and glorify God, but until it’s a regular part of our lives, we’ll never understand how God is using it to keep us focused.


We proclaim how great you are
and tell of the wonderful things you have done. (Psalm 75:1)


The Christian breathes in God’s goodness and exhales worship.

Monthly Blessing

May the Lord bless you beyond measure, may the God of double-grace plus visit you this month, your heavens shall be opened in the name of Jesus, all you have lost shall be restored seven folds in Jesus’ name. Sorrow, sickness, calamity and death shall be far away from your home in the mighty name of Jesus.
You shall be celebrated in Jesus’ name

Happy New Month!

God’s Approval

Are you a God’s Choice?

God has sovereign right to dispose of us as He pleases. We ought to acquiesce in all that God does with us and to us. – William Carey.


Who may ascend into the hill of the Lord? Or who may stand in His holy place? (Psalm 24:3, NKJV).


Reflect on your life; can it get God’s approval? Are you a blessing to your generation or a curse? You can be set apart to receive God’s blessing if you put your hands and heart in order.

Be God’s Approval

Holy Ground

Make your ground holy

God is not limited to a place; He can be encountered anywhere. Wherever God is present and abides is holy. You too may be standing on a holy ground right now, what are those shoes you think God would want you to get rid of? You cannot be a sinner and expect the Holy Spirit to indwell you.


Take your sandals off your feet, for the place where you stand is holy ground. (Exodus 3:5, NKJV).




Would you respond to Him now by repenting of your sins and dedicating your life to His service? That is the only way you can be accepted before Him.

No Condemnation in Christ


By His death He destroyed the power of death on our behalf so that all who accept Him as Lord and Saviour will be free from the fear of death. Since Christ has won the battle for you, you need not fear Satan anymore.


Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might break the power of him who holds the power of death – that is, the devil -”. (Hebrews 2:14)



There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Are you in Christ?

#condemn #Christ

#Condemned

#death



Weekly Blessing

May you be a candidate of God’s grace and mercy as you go this week, He will speak for you, He will disappoint your adversaries, every appointment with death and calamity is cancelled over your and your loved ones in Jesus’name. Have a wonderful week!

Death Quotes

To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Harry Potter, #1)
#death, #dumbledore, #harry, #inspirational, #philosophers-stone, #ron, sorcerers-stone


I’m not afraid of death; I just don’t want to be there when it happens.
Woody Allen
#death, #fear, #humor, #life


Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.
#Anais Nin
#death, #love


I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo.
“So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1) #adventuring, #death, #time


I’m the one that’s got to die when it’s time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want to.
Jimi Hendrix, Jimi Hendrix – #Axis: Bold as Love
#death, #life


The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.
Mark Twain
#death, #life


Death ends a life, not a relationship.
Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie
#death, #life


Death’s got an Invisibility Cloak?” Harry interrupted again.
“So he can sneak up on people,” said Ron. “Sometimes he gets bored of running at them, flapping his arms and shrieking…
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)
#death, #humor, #sarcasm


I DON’T CARE!” Harry yelled at them, snatching up a lunascope and throwing it into the fireplace. “I’VE HAD ENOUGH, I’VE SEEN ENOUGH, I WANT OUT, I WANT IT TO END, I DON’T CARE ANYMORE!”
“You do care,” said Dumbledore. He had not flinched or made a single move to stop Harry demolishing his office. His expression was calm, almost detached. “You care so much you feel as though you will bleed to death with the pain of it.
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5)
#ache, #death, #dumbledore, #harry-potter, #hurt, #life, #pain


It is a curious thing, the death of a loved one. We all know that our time in this world is limited, and that eventually all of us will end up underneath some sheet, never to wake up. And yet it is always a surprise when it happens to someone we know. It is like walking up the stairs to your bedroom in the dark, and thinking there is one more stair than there is. Your foot falls down, through the air, and there is a sickly moment of dark surprise as you try and readjust the way you thought of things.
Lemony Snicket, Horseradish
#death


A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.
Oscar Wilde
#belief, #death, #ideals, #martyr, #truth

43 QUOTES ABOUT THE REALITY OF DEATH

Death is a sad reality we must all accept.

#1. We all labor against our own cure, for death is the cure of all diseases – Author: Thomas Browne

#2. If I can imagine the death of reality then I can imagine a whole new world of possibilities – Author: Rita Ames

#3. When I was growing up in Virginia, the Civil War was presented to me as glorious with dramatic courage and military honor. Later, I realized how death was central to the reality. It was at the core of women’s lives. It’s what they talked about most. – Author: Drew Gilpin Faust

#4. This was perhaps the evolutionary usefulness of the elderly, Bao had concluded: to give the young some kind of psychic shield from reality, putting them under a description which allowed them to ignore the fact that age and death would come to them too, and could come early and out of sequence. – Author: Kim Stanley Robinson

#5. I think that grief is a profound spiritual, metaphysical, and – oddly – physical reckoning with death, which we don’t understand well. It’s both the process by which you relearn the world in the absence of someone who was a pillar in it, and the process in which you confront the reality of death. – Author: Meghan O’Rourke

#6. Knowledge of material reality is the knowledge of death. – Author: Richard M. Weaver

#7. How many wives have been forced by the death of well-intentioned but too protective husbands to face reality late in life, bewildered and frightened because they were strangers to it! – Author: Hortense Odlum

#8. Death and sex are the dominant reality of our day. – Author: Nick Mancuso

#9. A soul isn’t given for free. The races of men fight each other to the death for the honor of being recognized as human beings, with souls. – Author: Daniel H. Wilson

#10. Heaven’s full of astronauts and the Lord’s on death row. – Author: Joni Mitchell

#11. Just as when we come into the world, when we die we are afraid of the unknown. But the fear is something from within us that has nothing to do with reality. Dying is like being born: just a change. – Author: Isabel Allende

#12. The first and foremost reality is that suffering and death are not only enemies of life, but a means of reminding us of life’s twin realities, love and hate. – Author: Ravi Zacharias

#13. Some right-wingers, especially those who think of the entire Islamic religion as a totalitarian death cult, would likewise get a crash-course in reality if they ever bothered to hang out in Iraq and meet actual Muslims. – Author: Michael Totten

#14. Because in the end, we die. It’s like Chekhov observed in so many of his plays: ‘in two hundred years, no one will even know we were here. – Author: Zack Love

#15. The experiences associated with death were seen as visits to important dimensions of reality that deserved to be experienced, studied, and carefully mapped. – Author: Stanislav Grof

#16. And there’s this talk that we’re asking soldiers to make the greatest sacrifice, but the reality is that civilians bear the burden of war more than the combatants. You’re much more likely to get accidentally blown up or killed by a death squad than you are to die in a firefight. – Author: Michael Hastings

#17. fear can only be created by an enclosed mind happiness and laughter are all measures of are success when the reality are goals are all the same death

so the reality of success can be seen as a disguise to protect from the fear which is death – Author: Richard Kent

#18. Science is great for us. But for someone who see the human evaluation for more than one million years, science is a just a one instant and younger than a baby. – Author: Muditha Champika

#19. Was it better to die in the illusion of sunshine and warmth or face death in a cold darkness of reality? Was it better to die in happy ignorance or terrified knowledge? The answer, if you’re a Londoner, is that it’s better not to die at all. – Author: Ben Aaronovitch

#20. The world isn’t big enough for all of us. – Author: S.R. Crawford

#21. The only thing set in stone are dumb quotes and names of dead people. Everything else is subject to change. – Author: Kimberly Spencer

#22. As we grow old, we become aware that death is drawing near; his shadow falls across our path; the realities of life seem less crude than of yore, they touch our senses less intimately, and they lose much of their poignancy. – Author: Stefan Zweig

#23. In the middle of the brutal reality of death, Jesus never stopped calling people to life. Centering his attention on life, he continually pushes past the smaller and cheaper things we tend to live for and goes right to the core issue, which is life itself. – Author: Rick McKinley

#24. I think it’s very dangerous, the idea of celebrity – you have to be constantly controversial to maintain the status of celebrity. Reality TV is the death of entertainment – it’s just mindless TV but popular because of its voyeuristic nature, and people are very voyeuristic. – Author: David Suchet

#25. It’s not that easy living with malaria. The reality of the high annual death toll should make that very obvious. – Author: T.K. Naliaka

#26. When your head is smashing into the concrete you don’t have question about whether it’s a real sensation. And ultimately, that’s what’s going to unmake us all – smashing up against the physical reality of death and decay, and being unmade. – Author: Will Sheff

#27. In the midst of death we are in life. Life is the only reality; what men call death is but a shadow … – Author: George MacDonald

#28. Let us remember that the central reality must be sought in the writer’s work: it is what the writer chose to write, or was compelled to write, that finally matters. And certainly Mishima’s carefully premeditated death is part of his work. – Author: Yukio Mishima

#29. If things went according to the death notices, … the earth seems to have been populated by a horde of wingless angels without one’s having been aware of it. Pure love, which in reality is to be found so seldom, shines on all sides in death, and is the commonest thing of all. – Author: Erich Maria Remarque

#30. She lived in the dream world of unreality, or else she would not admit reality; he did not know. In any case, he loved her as she was. It might never be used, but it would give her pleasure to have it. – Author: Nevil Shute

#31. I believe that the world is dying, not just me. And fantasy will save no one. The deathly unreality of Utopia, the merchandizing of Utopia is wicked, deadly reality. – Author: Harold Brodkey

#32. Death is a reality that calls the rest of life and all of our assorted strivings into sharp relief. – Author: Craig D. Lounsbrough

#33. Behind everyday reality, there is a deeper reality so cruel that it condemns to death those who crime is no greater than the pursuit of their own curiosity.
(“Shem-El-Nessim: An Inspiration In Perfume”) – Author: Chris Bell

#34. The intense roller coaster of emotions will gradually lesson over time. But there is no timeframe for the grieving process, and it will not be rushed, no matter how fast you’d like to “get over it.” The reality is that there is no getting over it; you can only walk through it. – Author: Elizabeth Berrien

#35. Thoughts, and words that spring from them, bend the individual’s reality. To speak of death is to invite it. To think of sorrow is to produce it. – Author: Tony Hillerman

#36. The possibility of injury or death was a strong attraction: as the online world became more and more pre-edited and slicked up, and as even its so-called reality sites raised questions about authenticity in the minds of the viewers, the rough, unpolished physical world was taking on a mystic allure. – Author: Margaret Atwood

#37. Contemplating from the confines of a desk the reality of death is worthwhile, but only moderately enriching. Too often do I resort to it; rarely do I get with death in the ring. – Author: Richard Ronald Allan

#38. In Valiente’s world,” Eden wrote,”Love is never consummated, but remains a figment of the hero’s own imagination. In preferring dreams to reality, the hero dooms himself. He would rather risk a physical death than the death of his beloved illusion. – Author: Ava Zavora

#39. [after the death of a loved one] It is when there is nothing more to be done that the reality of the loss often hits with full force. – Author: Judith Martin

#40. In youth we take egregious risks because death has no reality for us. Youth goes caparisoned in immortality. It is only in middle age that we are shadowed by the awareness of the transitoriness of life. – Author: P.D. James

#41. She has the mysterious solitude of ambiguous states; she hovers in a no-man’s land between life and death, sleeping and waking. – Author: Angela Carter

#42. There were so many layers of reality to the world. Nothing stopped for death; nothing stopped for grief or horror or tragedy. – Author: Rachel Caine

#43. Treasures are hidden and hard to find but if we could find a real treasure, it will shine our lives. In the similar way ultimate reality is hidden and hard to find but if we could find it, it will shine our lives. – Author: Muditha Champika

A Generation of Young Christians

1. We are always right and we never accept correction. A corrector is seen as an enemy._

2. We love to sing in Church, but do not read our Bible at home.

3. We are full of lust, sensuality and emotionsand we call it love.

4.We want to have wonderful marriages, but by the time we are 25 years we’ve already spent almost ten years in relationships. Sometimes, we may have had more boy lovers and girl lovers than even our parents.

5.Sexual activities are now part of our relationships calling it romance.

6. We want to be rich in life, meanwhile, we spend all our finances on the latest ipads, iphone, laptops, cameras, smartphones, etc,which in many cases we uses less than 30% of their functions.

7. We do not pay our tithes and offerings claiming we are students.

8. We say we are Christian men & women but dress like hollywood stars and we call it fashion.

9. We love pleasures rather than God.

10. In Church you will see us with our hands lifted up singing slow songs which we call worship but on our phones in our pockets, you will see pics of naked and half naked women, hip hop, Antichrist, etc and we have a nice way of justifying it.

11. We are hardly convicted when we go to Church because our hearts have been hardened by the deceitfulness of sin and pride.

But God foresaw these and warned us in (2 Timothy 3) That In the last days men and women will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power.

We need to change our ways, we have no excuse on judgement day. You can forward if u want to. But I know u wouldn’t  because is not funny. _share Jesus today to save yourself and the world at Large_BIBLICAL TRUTH

Blessing for the week

You are secured in the hand of the almighty God, His banner of love will overshadow you, He will order your steps as you journey through the week and beyond in Jesus’name. Have a great week!

Gospel Truth About Alcohol

75 BIBLICAL TRUTH ABOUT ALCOHOL

1) Genesis 9:20-26 – Noah became drunk; the result
was immorality and family trouble.
2) Genesis 19:30-38 – Lot was so drunk he did not
know what he was doing; this led to immorality
3) Leviticus 10:9-11 – God commanded priests not to
drink so that they could tell the difference between
the holy and the unholy.
4) Numbers 6:3 – The Nazarites were told to eat or
drink nothing from the grape vine.
5) Deuteronomy 21:20 – A drunken son was stubborn
and rebellious.
6) Deuteronomy 29:5-6 – God gave no grape juice to
Israel nor did they have intoxicating drink in the
wilderness.
7) Deuteronomy 32:33 – Intoxicating wine is like the
poison of serpents, the cruel venom of asps.
8) Judges 13:4, 7, 14 – Samson was to be a Nazarite
for life. His mother was told not to drink wine or
strong drink.
9) 1 Samuel 1:14-15 – Accused, Hannah said she
drank no wine.
10) 1 Samuel 25:32-38 – Nabal died after a drunken
spree.
11) 2 Samuel 11:13 – By getting Uriah drunk, David
hoped to cover his sin.
12) 2 Samuel 13:28-29 – Amnon was drunk when he
was killed.
13) 1 Kings 16:8-10 – The king was drinking himself
into drunkenness when he was assassinated
14) 1 Kings 20:12-21 – Ben-Hadad and 32 other kings
were drinking when they were attacked and defeated
by the Israelites.
15) Esther 1:5-12 – The king gave each one all the
drink he wanted. The king was intoxicated when he
commanded the queen to come.
16) Psalm 75:8 – The Lord’s anger is pictured as
mixed wine poured out and drunk by the wicked.
17) Proverbs 4:17 – Alcoholic drink is called the wine
of violence.
18) Proverbs 20:1 – Wine is a mocker, strong drink is
raging.
19) Proverbs 23:19-20 – A wise person will not be
among the drinkers of alcoholic beverages.
20) Proverbs 23:21 – Drunkenness causes poverty.
21) Proverbs 23:29-30 – Drinking causes woe, sorrow,
fighting, babbling, wounds without cause and red
eyes.
22) Proverbs 23:31 – God instructs not to look at
intoxicating drinks.
23) Proverbs 23:32 – Alcoholic drinks bite like a
serpent, sting like an adder.
24) Proverbs 23:33 – Alcohol causes the drinker to
have strange and adulterous thoughts, produces
willfulness, and prevents reformation.
25) Proverbs 23:34 – Alcohol makes the drinker
unstable
26) Proverbs 23:35 – Alcohol makes the drinker
insensitive to pain so he does not perceive it as a
warning. Alcohol is habit forming.
27) Proverb 31:4-5 – Kings, Princes, and others who
rule and judge must not drink alcohol. Alcohol
perverts good judgment.
28) Proverbs 31:6-7 – Strong drink could be given to
those about to perish or those in pain. Better
anesthetics are available today.
29) Ecclesiastes 2:3 – The king tried everything,
including intoxicating drink, to see if it satisfied. It
did not. (Ecclesiastes 12:8)
30) Ecclesiastes 10:17 – A land is blessed when its
leaders do not drink.
31) Isaiah 5:11-12 – Woe to those who get up early to
drink and stay up late at night to get drunk.
32) Isaiah 5:22 – Woe to “champion” drinkers and
“experts” at mixing drinks.
33) Isaiah 19:14 – Drunken men stagger in their
vomit.
34) Isaiah 22:12-13 – The Israelites choose to drink;
their future looks hopeless to them.
35) Isaiah 24:9 – Drinkers cannot escape the
consequences when God judges.
36) Isaiah 28:1 – God pronounces woe on the
drunkards of Ephraim.
37) Isaiah 28:3 – Proud drunkards shall be trodden
down.
38) Isaiah 28:7 – Priests and prophets stagger and
reel from beer and wine, err in vision, and stumble
in judgment.
39) Isaiah 28:8 – Drinkers’ tables are covered with
vomit and filth.
40) Isaiah 56:9-12 – Drinkers seek their own gain and
expect tomorrow to be just like today.
41) Jeremiah 35:2-14 – The Rechabites drank no
grape juice or intoxicating wine and were blessed.
42) Ezekiel 44:21 – Again God instructed the priests
not to drink wine.
43) Daniel 1:5-17 – Daniel refused the king’s
intoxicating wine and was blessed for it along with his
abstaining friends.
44) Daniel 5:1 – Belshazzar, ruler of Babylon; led his
people in drinking.
45) Daniel 5:2-3 – The king, along with his nobles,
wives, and concubines, drank from the goblets which
had been taken from God’s temple.
46) Daniel 5:4 – Drinking wine was combined with
praising false gods.
47) Daniel 5:23 – God sent word to Belshazzar that
punishment would be swift for the evil he had
committed.
48) Hosea 4:11 – Intoxicating wine takes away
intelligence.
49) Hosea 7:5 – God reproves princes for drinking.
50) Joel 1:5 – Drunkards awake to see God’s
judgment.
51) Joel 3:3 – The enemy is judged for selling girls for
wine.
52) Amos 2:8 – Unrighteous acts of Israel included
the drinking of wine which had been taken for the
payment of fines.
53) Amos 2:12 – Israel is condemned for forcing
Nazarites to drink wine.
54) Micah 2:11 – Israelites are eager to follow false
teachers who prophesy plenty of intoxicating drinks.
55) Nahum 1:10 – The drunkards of Nineveh will be
destroyed by God.
56) Habakkuk 2:5 – A man is betrayed by wine.
57) Habakkuk 2:15 – Woe to him that gives his
neighbor drink.
58) Habakkuk 2:16 – Drinking leads to shame.
59) Matthew 24:48-51 – A drinking servant is
unprepared for his Lord’s return.
60) Luke 1:15 – John the Baptist drank neither grape
juice nor wine.
61) Luke 12:45 – Christ warned against drunkenness.
62) Luke 21:34 – Drunkenness will cause a person not
to be ready for the Lord’s return.
63) Romans 13:13 – Do not walk in drunkenness or
immorality.
64) Romans 14:21 – Do not do anything that will hurt
your testimony as a believer.
65) 1 Corinthians 5:11 – If a Christian brother is a
drinker, do not associate with him.
66) 1 Corinthians 6:10 – Drunkards will not inherit the
kingdom of God
67) Galatians 5:21 – Acts of the sinful nature, such as
drunkenness, will prohibit a person from inheriting
the kingdom of God.
68) Ephesians 5:18 – In contrast to being drunk with
wine, the believer is to be filled with the Spirit.
69) 1 Thessalonians 5:6-7 – Christians are to be alert
and self-controlled, belonging to the day. Drunkards
belong to the night and darkness.
70) 1 Timothy 3:2-3 – Bishops (elders) are to be
temperate, sober, and not near any wine.
71) 1 Timothy 3:8 – Deacons are to be worthy of
respect and not drinkers.
72) 1 Timothy 3:11 – Deacons’ wives are to be
temperate and sober.
73) Titus 1:7-8 – An overseer is to be disciplined.
74) Titus 2:2-3 – The older men and older women of
the church are to be temperate and not addicted to
wine.
75) 1 Peter 4:3-4 – The past life of drunkenness and
carousing has no place in the Christian’s life.

NO DRUNKARD SHALL INHERIT THE KINGDOM OF
GOD 1 COR 6,10.

God Loves You And Stay Save

Forsaken?


When the world and its system or people forsake someone, God picks up such a person and brings out beauty from the ashes of the forsaken.


“All my intimate friends detest me; those I love have turned against me. (Job 19:19, NIV)


What is or has been your lot? Have you been forsaken because you profess Christ? Leave everything to the Lord who judges all things. He will surely vindicate you and your days of rejoicing and abundance will surely come.

Your Relationship with God

You’ll never truly be close to God until you have a broken heart over sin and the lost who know not Christ.  David J. Stewart
“Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.”
(James 4:8-10)


“Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.”
(James 4:8-10)


You can’t get any closer to God relationship wise than to be adopted into the family of God by faith in Christ.

October Blessing

In this month of October, the Lord will increase you on all sides, double grace shall be your portion as you journey through this month and beyond in Jesus’ name. Every obstacles shall be removed, yokes shall be broken, fruitlessness shall end in the mighty name of Jesus. Happy New Month

Weekly Blessing

May you achieve your goals effortlessly as you go this week, the Lord will fill your heart with love,joy and peace in Jesus Christ name. Have a blessed week

The Steadfast Love of God


I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. – C. S. Lewis


But let him who boasts boast about this: that he understands and knows me, that I am the LORD, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight, declares the LORD. (Jeremiah 9:24, NIV)


Exercising kindness, justice and righteousness to others is the pleasure we give to God as His creature. Encourage someone today by showing him/her the love of God.

Confession


When we confess our sins to God, we are agreeing with God that we were wrong, that we have sinned. God forgives us, through confession, on an ongoing basis because of the fact that He is “faithful and just.” How is God “faithful and just”? He is faithful by forgiving sins, which He has promised to do for all those who receive Christ as Savior. He is just by applying Christ’s payment for our sins, recognizing that the sins have indeed been atoned for. John Owen


If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9 ESV)


All of our sins are forgiven “positionally” the moment we receive Christ as Savior. This positional forgiveness guarantees our salvation and promise of an eternal home in heaven.

Prayer for the week

No matter how long it takes, the promise of God will never fail. As you go this week, all His promises over your life and destiny shall come to fulfilment in Jesus Christ name, He
will meet all your needs according to the riches of His glory in Christ Jesus, the Lord will be with you, He will strengthen you. Have a victorious week!

The Restored

A free man may not appreciate or know the value and importance of freedom until he loses it.

  “I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel. There will be one king over all of them and they will never again be two nations or be divided into two kingdoms. (Ezekiel 37:22 NIV).


Every regenerated Child of God is a king and priest in the Kingdom of the Lord

Trustworthy

The Word of God is truthfully faithful, reliable and dependable. It is proven true and worthy in times of desperate needs and our darkest hours. You can take them to a bank and cash them. But you must believe. – Geraldine Vermaak


The angel said to me, “These words are trustworthy and true. The Lord, the God who inspires the prophets, sent his angel to show his servants the things that must soon take place.”(Revelation 22:6 NIV).


The word of God should be taken seriously. You should understand that it is capable of addressing every situation in your life. It should not be confined to the church premises alone but should be seen as a reliable tool that is capable of meeting all your needs at school, workplace or home.

Known for the Truth

Speak the truth everytime

Jesus reigns for the cause of the truth. This is quite different from what we experience today. The world system is full of lies, deceit, and corruption. It is shameful to say that there are those who are subjects of the King of kings in the setting where people celebrate lies and corruption.


“In your majesty ride forth victoriously in behalf of truth, humility and righteousness; let your right hand display awesome deed.” (Psalm 45:4, NIV).


People are reading you daily; let them see Jesus in you.

God’s Redemption

I am not what I ought to be. I am not what I want to be. I am not what I hope to be. But still, I am not what I used to be. And by the grace of God, I am what I am. – John Newton



“For the Lord will ransom Jacob and redeem them from the hand of those stronger than they. (Jeremiah 31:11NIV).


It does not matter how your past has been, God is saying He will bring you into your land of fulfilment as you return to Him in genuine repentance.

Jesus Paid the Price

Christ came to die for us. Jesus’ death was so momentous that it dealt with human’s sin against God. By believing in this great act of God to humankind, your liberation from the “curse of the law” is guaranteed.


“For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures. (1 Corinthians 15:3, NIV).


What else do you need to accept Christ as your Saviour and Lord?

Love Quote

Even though I know you don’t like hearing “good morning” but I must express my joy seeing the only one I love alive, strong and agile.

Beautiful morning to you my queen👩‍❤‍💋‍👩.

Love you always❤️❤️

HOW MUCH DOES A CUP OF HATRED COST?!!!


By Bro. Gbile Akanni.

I never knew it was that costly.
I wanted to know the cost of HATRED, so I decided to branch to a shop where it’s being sold.
As a good businessman who was looking for a buyer, the sales man rushed out to ask what I wanted.
I told him I wanted just a cup of hatred, and then he smiled and asked if I can afford it.
‘How much does a cup cost?’ I asked?! Hmmmmm! He took in a deep breath, then started:

👉🏼 It will first of all take away your inner peace.
👉🏼 It will cost you incurable worries.
👉🏼 It will eat up your heart.
👉🏼 You will be deeply bitter whenever you set your eyes on the person you hate.
👉🏼 When others are celebrating him or her, you will always be looking for why he or she doesn’t deserve it.
👉🏼 You will become so weak and tired of seeing the person.
👉🏼 Whenever he or she laughs, you will cry.
👉🏼 While others are busy planning their future, you will be busy looking for how to pull him or her down.
👉🏼 The Spirit of God will leave you and you will become the temple of devils where demons reside.
👉🏼 You will begin to have different health issues like High blood pressure, diabetics, stroke, cancer, liver disease, kidney disease, etc, as long as you drink from the cup of hatred, bitterness, grudge, unforgiveness, malice, Anger, Jealousy, envy, resentment. Worse still, prayers or drugs cannot help much because you have disobeyed the natural and supernatural laws.
👉🏼 You will die before your time and go to hell.

The seller was still counting what a cup of hatred will cost me, when I shunned him, realizing how EXPENSIVE hatred is.
I left because I knew deep down I could not afford it.
I refuse to pay such a huge amount when I can LOVE so easily and cheaply.

Brethren, don’t allow anybody to take away your joy and sell or give you hatred.
Avoid gossips, bitterness, anger, etc because a lot of times, it is what you hear about somebody that breeds hatred.
Don’t die before your time.
Stay safe.

Life is a circle of CONTRIBUTION

I contribute.
You contribute.
We contribute.

When any party ceases to contribute, the circle will be broken and leakages will be discovered.

Whatever you are enjoying today is someone else’s contribution.

Whatever you are lacking today is because someone who is suppose to contribute didn’t.

Don’t be that person, who because he refuses to contribute, causes leakages to the circle.
Every person on earth is here to contribute to make the world a better place.

Contribution is the essence of living.
You can contribute anything useful.
*You can contribute in knowledge, in understanding, *in wisdom, in love, in peace, in resources, and in finances.*
Also, You can contribute physically, spiritually, intellectually, financially, morally etc.

When you contribute, people will eat, when people contribute you will eat.

Ask yourself:

What is my contribution in that place that I am?
What have you contributed to make progress?
What is lacking as a result of your refusal to contribute?
What is the way forward?
The answer explains the scarcity or abundance in that place.
Your presence is irrelevant if you have nothing to contribute.

In the organisation that you are, contribute.
In the school, contribute.
In the house, contribute.
In the office, contribute.
In the team, contribute.
In the training , contribute
In the community, contribute.
In the family, contribute…
In your street, contribute.
Everywhere try and contribute…
You have something to contribute: Contribute in Love…
Instead of complaining, contribute.
Instead of destructive criticism, contribute.
Instead of being embittered, contribute.
Instead of watching, contribute.
Contribution is the right use of energy…
Nobody destroys where he has contributed to build

THE WORLD WILL BE WORTH LIVING IF EVERYONE CONTRIBUTES MEANINGFULLY.

Running With Purpose

There are many people that run the race just because it is something to do.

You are running with a vision, going on a mission, or burning with a passion. If you do not belong to any of these, life is reduced to a burden. – Bishop David Oyedepo


“I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death. For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain” (Philippians 1:20-21 NIV).

Never allow doubt

Never allow the seed of doubt take root in your life. If you must get to your goal this year, disengage from doubt and engage faith. Believe every Word of God coming to you and act on it with expectations. Cut off anyone who has been a vehicle for sowing doubt in your life. That fellow is a hindrance to your goal.  – Pastor E.A. Adeboye
But when you pray, you must believe and not doubt at all. Whoever doubts is like a wave in the sea that is driven and blown about by the wind. A person like that, unable to make up his mind and undecided in all he does, must not think that he will receive anything from the Lord” (James 1:6-7 TEV).


But when you pray, you must believe and not doubt at all. Whoever doubts is like a wave in the sea that is driven and blown about by the wind. A person like that, unable to make up his mind and undecided in all he does, must not think that he will receive anything from the Lord” (James 1:6-7 TEV).

WHO IS A WOMAN??

Having vagina, boobs, and hips doesn’t make you a woman.



A woman is the one who feeds a man with encouragement and ideas

A woman is the one who helps a man to save and invest wisely .

A woman does not run her mouth with sarcasm and insult just to prove a point, rather her words are gracious and can heal a broken heart .

A woman is the one that knows when to talk and to keep Quiet.

A woman is the one that doesn’t leak secret.

A woman is the one that is content with what she has, and not the one that sells her self for material things.

A woman is a manager, a caretaker,a womb that can nature and birth destinies .

A woman doesn’t do trending things, but she is reserved and has a taste of a Queen.

A woman doesn’t look down on any man because of his present state of life and financial status, rather she encourages any man to get better.

A woman is the one that does not just bears babies, but bear ideas and inspiration anytime, anywhere.
A woman is the one a man can cry on her shoulders and not feel humiliated for doing so nor lose his value .

A woman is not the one that deceive a man just to eat his money, but the one who is honest and sincere in any relationship.

.A woman. Is not the one that makes men feel terrible, but the one a man can run to for comfort.

A woman is the one that will spoil a man with honour and respect because there lies her strength and integrity .

A woman is an influence, a nation and a helper.

Many are females but only few can be called a woman.

Now ask yourself today,
am I a woman.

Be on Guard


Friends, the Devil wants to deceive us into taking actions that are wrong. The world is using every possible tool to confuse and convince us that as Christians we are in error.

Watch before you are caught unaware


“Take heed to yourselves, lest your heart be deceived, and you turn aside and serve other gods and worship them.” (Deuteronomy 11:16, NIV)


Be careful, do not let anyone deceive you. Find the truth in God’s Word.


Give Right



Many people give with a wrong motive! They give because of what they want to get. What God always looks for is the motive and attitude behind the act.

Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again. (Luke 6:38 KJV)


In whatever you do, always seek to please God with your resources. You can be sure that He cannot rob you.

Steps to Peace with God

1) God’s Purpose…Peace and Life

God loves you and wants you to know Him so He can fill you with peace and give you real life — forever.

The Bible says:

Because of our Lord Jesus Christ, we live at peace with God (Romans 5:1)

God loved the people of this world so much that He gave His only son, so that everyone who has faith in Him will have eternal life and never die (John 3:16).

Jesus said:

“I came so that everyone would have life, and have it in its fullest” (John 10:10).

Since God planned for us to have peace and real life right now, why are so many people hurting or angry inside?

2) Our Problem…Separation From God

God created us in His own image so we can know Him personally and have a joy-filled life. He did not make us as robots to automatically love and obey Him, but gave us a will and a freedom of choice. Since the beginning of time, we have chosen to disobey God and go our own willful way. We still make this choice today. This results in separation from God and ends in misery.

The Bible says:

All of us have sinned and fallen short of God’s holiness (Romans 3:23).

The result of unforgiven sin is death. But God’s gift is eternal life given by Jesus Christ our Lord (Romans 6:23).

The Bible says that disobeying God results in being separated from Him.

Our attempts can never unite us with God. Through the ages, people have tried many ways to bridge this gap and reach God — without success.

The Bible says:

Adam sinned, and that sin brought death into the world. Now everyone has sinned, and so everyone must die (Romans 5:12).

You may think you are on the right road and still end up dead (Proverbs 14:12).

There is only one way to reach God.

3) God’s Remedy…The Cross

Jesus Christ is the only answer to this problem. He is the only One who can bring us back to God. He died on the Cross and rose from the grave, paying the penalty for our sin and bridging the gap between God and people.

The Bible says:

There is only one God, and Christ Jesus is the only one who can bring us to God (1 Timothy 2:5).

Christ died once for our sins. An innocent person died for those who are guilty. Christ did this to bring you to God (1 Peter 3:18).

But God showed how much He loved us by having Christ die for us, even though we were sinful (Romans 5:8).

God has provided the only way — we must make the choice.

4) Our Response…Give Ourselves to Christ

We must trust Jesus Christ to forgive our sins and determine to obey Him for the rest of our lives. That way we can know God and find peace again.

The Bible says:

So you will be saved, if you honestly say, Jesus is Lord, and if you believe with all your heart that God raised Him from death. God will accept you and save you, if you truly believe this (Romans 10:9-10).

Is there any good reason why you cannot turn your life over to Jesus Christ right now?

How to give your life to Christ:

Admit you are a sinner and need forgiveness.

Believe that Jesus Christ died for you on the Cross and rose from the grave.

Through prayer, confess that Jesus Christ is the only way to God and commit to live for Him for the rest of your life.

Would you like to give your life over to Jesus Christ right now?

Yes, I would like to give my life to Jesus Christ

No, I am not yet ready and have question

Credits: (CBN 2015)

Avoid Double Standard


We cannot be called children of God yet be comfortable telling some white lies. We cannot twist the truth in any matter and claim it is God’s favour and wisdom given to us.


And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life. (1 John 5:20|KJV)


Do not live a double standard life. Be truthful as the Lord God that called you to salvation is.

Safe in God’s hand

It is true that no person achieves perfection on this earth. However, there is no such thing as a genuine believer sitting still after he has been saved. A believer must not become comfortable, complacent, lethargic, lazy or begin to think that he is safe and secure forever; therefore, he can sometimes do what he likes and give in to his own desires.

“I press on towards the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:14, NIV).


Are you still keeping your eyes on the goal? Are you still pressing on in Christ?

If only the people who worry about their liabilities would think about the riches they do possess, they would stop worrying. – Dale Carnegie


Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me. And He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong” (2 Corinthians 12:8-10 NKJV).

The Plan of God for me

God has thoughts and plans of welfare, peace, goodwill and hope for His people in every generation. When we go through difficult times and situations we are likely to conclude that we have been forgotten by God. We may think we do not count or matter to Him. We may even be so troubled to conclude that God does not see.

For I know the plans I have for you declares the LORD plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plan to give you hope and a future,” Jeremiah 29:11 NIV )


As the LORD saw the plights of His children in Egypt and worked out their restoration, He will restore you also today in Jesus’name.

God’s Promises


God’s cheque does not bounce. His bank is ever buoyant. When God makes a promise, He will deliver.


l will make your battlements rubies, your gates of sparkling jewels and your walls of precious stones.” (Isaiah 54:12 NIV)


If there are calamities of any kind in the world, you need not fear because God has sworn to keep you safe always. Be encouraged!

Only God

The enemy of your soul cannot say anything over your life and it would come to pass if the Lord has not allowed it. You must be at peace because that enemy does not have the final say over your matter.


I am the gate. Those who come in by me will be saved; they will come in and go out and find pasture. (John 10:9|GNB)


The Lord God is on your side. He will fight for you today and forever. All you need to do is to hold your peace and you will see the salvation of the Lord.

Salvation in Jesus Alone

Salvation cannot be earned through efforts and works; rather it is given freely by Jesus. It is only by entering through Jesus, the true Gate that we can experience and enjoy salvation, safety and satisfaction.
I am the gate. Those who come in by me will be saved; they will come in and go out and find pasture. (John 10:9|GNB)


I am the gate. Those who come in by me will be saved; they will come in and go out and find pasture. (John 10:9|GNB)
Stop trying to get saved, just enter through the Gate which is Jesus and you will experience the love, care and protection of the Good Shepherd.


Stop trying to get saved, just enter through the Gate which is Jesus and you will experience the love, care and protection of the Good Shepherd.

Dwelling in Christ

As God’s temple, His habitation through the Spirit, He beckons us to glorify Him in our mortal bodies and our endeavours. God cannot dwell in dirty hearts or bodies.


And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God fives by His Spirit. (Ephesians 2:22. NIV )


If God is building us, it is because He wants to make us fit for His purpose. We can allow God to complete His work in our lives as ‘a due above sins and promote a life of righteousness.

Striving With God?

To strive with God is not only foolish; it is self destructive. – Femi Okunlola

But doom to you who fight your Maker—you’re a pot at odds with the potter!Does clay talk back to the potter:’What are you doing? What clumsy fingers!’ (Isaiah 45:9|MSG)         


Whatever unpleasant situation you are going through, do not resent them, but ask God what He wants you to learn from such experience to make you a better child of His.                                             

He knows Your Needs

Therefore do not worry, saying, “What shall we eat?” or “What shall we drink?” or “What shall we wear?”…For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things (Matthew 6:31–32).

Your heavenly Father knows exactly what you need in this life and He is more than willing to provide for you because He loves you. In fact, He has already provided you all things through Christ! So take heart and don’t worry! Joseph Prince

Your Responsibilities to Your Leaders

A Christian learns how to encourage and support leadership.

I. What is a leader?
A. If we as women are to be suitable helpers, we need to understand leadership.
B. Oxford Dictionary’s definition #1: “the person who leads, commands or precedes a group, organization, or country.”
C. Hebrew: nagiyd (naw-gheed) or nagid {naw-gheed’}; from 5046; a commander (as occupying the front), civil, military or religious; generally (abstractly, plural), honorable themes:–captain, chief, excellent thing, (chief) governor, leader, noble, prince, (chief) ruler.

II. Who has the right to choose who will be leaders?
A. Gen.1:27,28 Leadership is created by God, given dominion (rule over).
B. Psa 139:14 We are created by God, fearfully and wonderfully made. We are to recognize God’s power and give God the reverence and honour due Him.
C. The creator has the right to command how the created should work. God gave leadership to man. This is God’s choice. Woman was made FOR the man, as a suitable helper. This is God’s choice also. They are God-given roles. These roles do not change from situation to situation.
D. From the time of Eve, both men and women have fought against these roles. Today is no different. We, as men and women, are STILL fighting, but the roles have NOT changed in God’s eyes.

III. What areas of life require a leader?
A. Home – husband, father (the mother’s authority under the umbrella of the husband)
B. Church – men, elders.

  1. There is no command, example or inference that women were ever given leadership in the church.
  2. Ladies, be on guard!
    C. Society – men as leaders in government, work situations outside our homes.
    D. Think about these facts in considering the role of leadership in ALL areas of life:
  3. God made man first (Gen.2)
  4. Woman created from the man
  5. Woman created for man
  6. God addressed Adam when Adam and Eve sinned (Gen.3)
  7. Paul reviewed the roles in 1 Cor.11:3-9 and 1 Tim.2:12-13
  8. These roles were NOT established as punishment.
  9. A question: What happens to roles when a woman is a manager over men? What happens when everyone goes home?
    E. In all three areas, good or bad, leadership will impact generations to come.

IV. What is a leader responsible for?
A. Notice what is said of the ultimate leader: Isa 40:10 Behold, the Lord GOD shall come with a strong hand, And His arm shall rule for Him; Behold, His reward is with Him, And His work before Him. 11 He will feed His flock like a shepherd; He will gather the lambs with His arm, And carry them in His bosom, And gently lead those who are with young.
B. God fulfills the meaning of leadership – meekness: strength under control.
C. What do we ask and expect of God’s leadership?

  1. Psa.26:2; 139:23 – We want God to know all about us.
  2. Psa.5:8 – We want God to lead us in righteousness, to make the path straight.
  3. Psa.25:5 – We want God to teach us.
  4. Psa.61:2 – We want God to lead us to the rock that is higher than ourselves.
  5. Psa.139:10 – We want God to hold us safe.
  6. Prov.3:11; Heb.12:6 – God, as our leader, also has the right to discipline us.

D. A leader approved by God should do no less.

  1. He should know whom he leads (husbands, 1 Pet.3:7).
  2. He should lead with a righteousness life.
  3. He should lead us on the straight path.
  4. He should lead by teaching.
  5. He should lead by encouraging a higher level in goals.
  6. He should support the weak.
  7. He should discipline in love (fathers, Deut.8:5)

V. What “tools” does the man have to work with?
A. Men have a different makeup than women. They reason more logically, and are able to totally focus on a problem/goal. They are also physically stronger. (These strengths are generally true.)
B. God gives them confidence in their right to lead.
C. God gave men suitable helpers (Gen.2:18); followers who are to encourage and support the leaders.

  1. They too have qualities that support their role: nurturing, relationship oriented, “6th sense” (awareness), etc.
  2. A suitable helper is one who understands what God expects of men and can therefore effectively support their leadership.

VI. What does support mean?
A. Oxford Dictionary’s definition #2: “to give assistance, encouragement or approval to, therefore to be actively interested in.”
B. How does the apostle Peter describe what GOD expects in a suitable helper? 1Pe 3:4 rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.
C. Consider these words which describe different ways we support and encourage our menfolk:

  1. We will accept our God-given role of “suitable helper.”
  2. We will honour, love and respect our men as leaders. Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord” (1 Pet.3:6).
  3. We are their backup. When decisions are made our men KNOW we are there for them when they need to delegate responsibilities.
  4. We will follow through whatever task we are assigned.
  5. We will give aid. This involves our physical efforts, our wisdom, our love, our respect.
    a. What if we disagree with a decision??
    (1) This situation does not give the helper the right to take control.
    (2) Make suggestions. Don’t “tell” the leader what may be a wiser way to go.
    (3) When time allows, let the decision “ride” until the man begins to think more clearly and take ownership.
  6. We will make sure our help is ongoing and sustained, even when the going gets rough.
  7. We will recognize our role is a subordinate role. Voluntary submission will be necessary. (That word obey. . .)
  8. We will defend the man’s right to lead. We will not allow others to tear down his efforts to lead.

D. We will realize and accept that men must learn how to lead. We will rejoice in our men’s efforts as they learn how to lead. (God-given roles are a lifetime effort of fine-tuning and adjusting, and commitment for both men and women.)

E. We will endure, whether the leadership is wise or foolish. We will not automatically replace our role of helper with a leadership role. Even a poor leader, even a wicked leader will benefit from the wisdom of a woman who remains within her role. Read the story of Abigail concerning her wicked husband (1 Sam.25). She saved her husband’s life, and those of her household, yet her attitude continued in the role of a suitable helper.

Conclusion:
Let us stop making excuses for how we think and act concerning leadership and submission. We do not have the right to fight righteous choices by the God of heaven. May we fall on our knees, repenting of resistance and outright disobedience toward our fathers, husbands, the leadership of men in congregations, and the men who lead our country.

Grace Speaks

Legalism says God will love us if we change. The gospel says God will change us because He loves us. – Tullian Tchividjian


Know that a person is not justified by the works of the law, but by faith in Jesus Christ . (Galatians 2:16, NIV)


Your spiritual growth qualifies you for God’s grace and liberates you from the scourging effects of the law. God’s grace alone is sufficient for you!

Praise Bring Down His Glory

Are you downcast, overwhelmed by unpleasant situations you are passing through? Are you being terrorised by the kingdom of darkness, and you are about to surrender? Why not try the power of praise? It will surprise you what the Lord will do!


“All together now—applause for God! Sing songs to the tune of his glory,set glory to the rhythms of his praise. Say of God, “We’ve never seen anything like him!”When your enemies see you in action,they slink off like scolded dogs. (Psalms 66:1-3|MSG)


Teach me, Lord, the power of praise no matter my situation.

What’s is Ruling Your Mind?


Handicaps can only disable us if we let them. This is true not only of physical challenges, but of emotional and intellectual ones as well. Real and lasting limitations are created in our minds, not our bodies. – Roger Crawford

“For as he thinks in his heart, so is he” (Proverbs 23:7 NKJV).


What is dominating your mind? Don’t harbour thoughts of failure in your mind.

HOME CONTROL

A daughter wore a skimpy skirt one morning and her father told her to go and take it off that it was too short. 👉

She walked to the room and reported her father to her mother 😳.

“Mummy daddy said that I should take off this skirt”.🤷🏻‍♂

Her mother replied “is this like a report or what? ☹️ YETUNDE! that was an instruction and it needed an immediate action, so go and take it off immediately”

She quietly walked away and complied. 😞

  1. Dad / Mum, please turn them back when they are reporting either of you to the other.
  2. Let them know instructions from any parent are not reportable.
  3. As a parent, do not summon your partner to find out whether the report was true or not.
  4. Do not tell your partner he/she was wrong before your child/children.
  5. If you see no reason why such instructions were given, conclude it with your partner in secret and let same person correct it.
  6. If you did not give him/ her a punishment, let the one who gave it do the release and if the person is not around and you can’t reach on phone (try and do the call before the child if possible) then release the child when appropriate and tell him/her that it is with the permission of your husband or wife. Both of you are same.

  1. Let us do this together so we train and raise godly children properly.
    PARENTING IS A COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY. 💝👨‍👩‍👧‍👦

You Character

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are. – John Wooden


“Rich people always think they are wise, but a poor person who has insight into character knows better” (Proverbs 28:11 TEV).

All for God


When you use your life for God’s glory, everything you do can become an act of worship. – Rick Warren


“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10:31 NIV).

BLESSING OF THE MONTH
Welcome to the Second Half of the Year!

In this month of July, the Lord will look into your case and fight for you, He will give you all round peace and perfect all that concerns you, He will keep you and all your loved ones under His pavilion, you shall sing a new song and rejoice in the Lord in the mighty name of Jesus. Happy New Month.

Contentment


A self-centered man is a discontented man. But the soul of the generous man, the man who lives for the interests and benefit of others, will find blessing upon blessing in his life. John MacArthur

Now there is great gain in godliness with contentment, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content.
(1 Timothy 6:6-8 ESV)


Ask for the grace to be a channel of blessing to others

Unstoppable

You shall be unstoppable as you go this week. May this week launch you to the realm of the supernatural, your land will be fruitful,may you experience God in a new way as you journey through the week, may His divine grace sustain you throughout the week and beyond in Jesus’name. Have a glorious week!

Forgiveness is not optional


Even though sometimes forgiving some people might be very difficult because of the depth of pain they have caused us; we should always remember that forgiveness is not an option.



Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you”. (Colossians 3:13, NIV)


As we have received forgiveness from God, we should in the same way be willing to forgive others.

True Repentance


God does not allow unregenerate sinners to do as they will… live as they please, and still go free. – Ben Mitchel


Thus saith the LORD unto this people, Thus have they loved to wander, they have not refrained their feet, therefore the LORD doth not accept them; he will now remember their iniquity, and visit their sins. (Jeremiah 14:10|KJV)


If God will reward you for good done, He will not overlook the sin that you refused to repent of too. All He wants is your genuine repentance. Can you now pray for repentance and commitment?

National Repentance

National repentance and transformation must start from God’s people. God’s people should repent from their sins and wickedness. There is no doubt that our land is very sick, yet God is saying the solution is not in the hands of politicians but the Church.



If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. (2 Chronicles 7:14|KJV)

Do you want God to heal this land and your life? Turn to Him in repentance today.