Be Thankful

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My mates are getting married.
My mates are getting good jobs.
My mates are succeeding.
My mates are living overseas.
My mates are buying cars.
My mates are building houses.
My mates are this……my mates are that……

It is a pity you literally forgot about your mates in the mortuary, your mates in the psychiatric homes, your mates that are roaming the streets, your mates that are jobless, hungry, blind, deaf……….

Be thankful.

Only 46 days is left and we would be saying bye bye to 2013. Some slept yesterday and didn’t wake up today. We’re sinners but GOD has been showing us mercy. God still has plans for you and I before the year ends. Some people are in jail without committing any crime, but you are reading my post via a computer or smartphone. That means your senses are intact. You ate last night but some didn’t or couldn’t. You and I are not alive because we are faithful or because we have never sinned before, but it is the MERCY and GRACE of God that has kept us alive.

INDEED GOD LOVES YOU.

Be thankful…..

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“Vengeance Is Mine…” Saith The Lord

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Have you ever been hurt, cheated or oppressed by someone older, more privileged or superior to you in position…and you feel like fighting back…or you feel like holding and strangulating the person or doing something evil to him/her? If yes, then you are not alone on this.

A number of times, I have had to deal with this acts of wickedness and man’s inhumanity to man. I do not know how you handled or used to handle such ungodly and arrogant display of power. For me, I have learnt from experience, that the best approach was to “fight back” with a power that CANNOT be subdued…a power that is above EVERY other power…a power that sent a “Goliath” down to the ground after so much boasting and arrogance (1 Sam 17)…a power that turned lions into friends of a child of God (Daniel 6)…a power that slaughtered thousands of Egyptians without a fight (Exodus 14)…a power that split the mighty red sea into two without any physical contact(Exodus 14) ….a power that brought down a mighty wall with just singing (Joshua 6)….a power that made a ninety year old woman to become a mother (Gen 21)…a power that did all I have shared on my blog including keeping the heart of my younger brother beating without blood in his body for days !!! That power is the unfailing, fearsome and superior POWER OF GOD through PRAYERS!!!

Prayer works dear friend. Man will forever think and act like one. God knows everything and everyone better. He knows the best approach to handle every oppression and acts of wickedness. He does not make mistakes. He knows our oppressors more than we do. There are no regrets whenever He is involved in our affairs.

So, rather than pay evil for evil or fight a fight you do not know how it would end or which you may not be able to win….report the matter to GOD in prayer and fasting. God has a beautiful way of humbling those who chose to ignore the fact that power comes from God (Psda 75:6-7). He knows the best “punishnent” your oppressor deserves.

So, go to Him in fasting and prayers. Safe yourself the stress of crying and being in sorrow. Safe yourself from wasting energy…..

“So Judah gathered together to seek help from the LORD;

they even came from all the cities of Judah to seek the LORD….

Thus says the Lord to you, “Do not fear or be dismayed because of this great multitude,

for the battle is not yours but God’s   

– 2 Chronicles 20:15

For the Lord Himself has said…..

“Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves,

but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written,

Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

– Romans 12:19

And……

“He(Goliath) said to David, “Come here. I’ll feed your body to the birds of the air and the wild animals!” 

But David said to him, “You come to me using a sword and two spears.

But I come to you in the name of the Lord All-Powerful,

the God of the armies of Israel! You have spoken against him….

So David defeated the Philistine with only a sling and a stone.

– 1 Sam 17

May the hand of God continue to guide us in all our decision making in Jesus name, amen !

 Related posts:

God does not answer prayers !!!???

He listens…He hears…Any time, Any Where And Any How…

Blaming the devil for our decisions

Hand over your “battles” to God 

Keep Your Head Up. You Will Soon Become A Mother/Father !!!

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I  got married in September 2007. By July 24, 2008, God, by His amazing grace, blessed me with a son. As an advocate of child-spacing, my second child, a lovely angelic princess of God’s Kingdom, arrived July last year.

My testimony is the type many couples would love to share after marriage. Sadly, for some, it is not so – months have turned into years, in an experience that only those who are going through it can really tell how it hurts.

Waiting on God for a child could really be a horrible experience, especially when months turns into years. It has destroyed a lot of marriages and has pushed a lot of couples, who, in their desperation, have ended up seeking help from ”man” who ”gave” them children that later turned out to be objects of pain, sorrow and regrets.

The society too, is not helpful. Childless couples, especially the women, are looked down upon and they are usually subjects of gossips. Parents of the couple, especially the husband, become restless and suggestive. The height of these apprehension is the suggestion by the parents of the man that he should take another wife. Interestingly, the mood is usually so disturbing that such suggestions come without actually finding out the cause of the problem.

I do not know why the inspiration to do this post became my priority today, because I already have 15 other topics on the queue which I have not yet had the time to develop. It is obvious there is somebody out there that GOD really wants to say KEEP YOUR HEAD UP. YOU WILL SOON BECOME A MOTHER/FATHER !!!

The good news is that I know of people who patiently, though painfully, waited on God for the fruit of the womb and are today very happy couples. Specifically, I know of three, ten and sixteen years of waiting that ended up in HALLELUJAHHH !!!   I also know of this very inspiring and interesting story in the Bible…..

“Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and said in his heart,

Shall a child be born unto him that is an hundred years old?

and shall Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear?” (Gen 17:17)

“Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, 

After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?

And the Lord said unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh,

saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, which am old?

Is any thing too hard for the Lord?” (Gen 18:12-13)  

“And the Lord visited Sarah as he had said,

and the Lord did unto Sarah as he had spoken.

For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age,

at the set time of which God had spoken to him.” (Gen 21:1-2)

GOD IS STILL GOD !!! Have you been waiting on God for your own baby? Are you tired?  Just hold on…..a little while…..a little while…..keep praying…..keep praying…..keep putting Him in remembrance. KEEP YOUR  HEAD UP. YOU WILL CARRY YOUR BABY SOON, in the mighty name of Jesus, amen !!!!

In Our Daily Living, Caution, Wisdom And Prayers Have Become Indispensable

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“Nothing in the world is more dangerous

than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity”

– Martin Luther King Jr

Fela Anikulapo Kuti, one of Nigeria’s foremost singers may have left this world, but his songs lives on. One of his evergreen songs done in pidgin English [a simplified English language very popular in Nigeria] goes thus :

If you dey follow follow, make you open eye…

One interpretation of this is, if you are following people to do the things that they are doing or the things they want you to do, you should do them with wisdom and caution and where necessary, refuse to do it (them). Sadly, for some people, this good advice is only heard and even sung, but the strong message in the song is often relegated to the background or to insignificance.

As Christians, our BIBLE should be our first and major guide. It provides answers to ALL questions about God and Jesus Christ. What we have to do is to read and read and read…

One of the things we have to be cautious and wise about is the revelation of our Lord Jesus…

False messiahs and false prophets will appear

and perform great signs and wonders to deceive,

if possible, even the elect. –(Matt 24:24)

Note..… “even the elect.” Further say, He counsels…

“Beware of false prophets who come to you in sheep’s clothing,

but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.

You will know them by their fruits…” – (Matt 7:15-16)

There is nothing wrong in seeking help from a pastor (or someone else). However, GOD’s words, not Michael Monday’s, says we should “beware.” I refuse to act as if I am wiser than GOD. Thus, extreme caution, wisdom and prayers will keep us from ravenous wolves in sheep’s clothing. In desperation to get miracles, deliverance, prosperity or power(and much more), some people have shunned caution and wisdom and ended up with regrets or “complex webs of regrets.”

I do know that some people are specially anointed with the power of God; and sometimes, we need help from these servants of God who are stronger than us spiritually. But, as God’s word counsels, “beware…” and “…you will know them by their fruits…”

But do we really have to run after pastors for help all the time? Is it only pastors that God listens to? The answer is NO !!! I am a living witness to the awesome and fearsome power of GOD. I love God so much because He is one great being who does not look down on anyone. He listens and hears, irrespective of our social, economic or spiritual status. He simply says….

“but as many as received Him,

to them gave He power

to become the sons of GOD.” – (John 1:12)

As a child of GOD, you enjoy all the benefits including answers to your prayers. Dear friend, God truly answers prayers!!! But read this…

Truly, I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain

‘go, throw yourself into the sea’

and does not doubt in their heart

but beliefs that what they say will happen,

it will be done for them – (NIV Mark 11:23)

But even at that, GOD IS AWESOMELY MAGNANIMOUS !!!  Cast all your worries upon Him for He cares for you (1 Peter 5:7).  You are sure of no regrets, no tears and sorrow, no payments, no mistakes, no imperfection, no consequences, no deceits, no abuse, honesty, complete answers to your prayers, no “hidden charges” and the pure, awesome power, love, grace and mercies of the God of gods and the Lord of lords. Start praying, if you have not…TODAY !!!  I invite you to read my testimonies under my “Inspiration” category.

I pray for GOD’s guidance and wisdom in all that we do and may He always remind us to commit all that concerns us into His ever-reliable care, in Jesus name, amen.

Thanks for your time.

“Nothing in the world is more dangerous

than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity”

– Martin Luther King Jr

Related post:

God does not answer prayers!!!???

Commit Your Ways Into The Hands Of The Lord…

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Hi pal. It’s been a while I shared my thoughts 🙂 I hope you are doing well?

About three weeks ago, I went to the bank to get some cash. As I approached the gate, I heard “praise and worship” going on behind the gate house. I wondered who could be doing that as I have NEVER seen or heard where such a thing took place in a bank or highbrow organisation before. That however excludes my place of work. We rely so much on God and it has really paid off.

As I stepped in and walked pass the gatehouse, I discovered that it was actually being done by the security officials of the bank. I felt really touched, not only because it was very uncommon, but because their praise and worship acknowledged one of my strongest beliefs….

Except God watches over a city,

the watchman waketh but in vain (Psa 127:1)

My interpretation of what they were doing was simply committing their ways into the ever reliable care and protection of the Lord. They were simply telling God that indeed, the protection of the bank was actually within God’s powers and not theirs.They knew very well that it will take robbers very little effort to render them “useless” in the security job that they were supposed to be doing. Like David, they thought it wise to confront the challenges, risks and dangers associated with their job with an attitude and mind set of….

If God be for you,

who can be against you? (Rom 8:31)

And just like Solomon, they asked God for help and wisdom (1 Kings 3) in the discharge of their duties. As God lives, JEHOVAH GOD who sees their needy hearts will sure live up to their expectations in Jesus name, and would also encourage (and continue to encourage) other people to rely and trust in Him.

Some people belief and trust so much on their abilities, judgments and the ways, thoughts, help and pronouncements of man. Well, different strokes for different folks. I used to, but now, I know better. As they say “experience is the best teacher.” For me, my morning is not complete without praying to God and asking Him to take FULL CONTROL of all my undertakings of the day, and those of my family. This prayer always soothes my nerves, assures me and really works like a GENERAL INSURANCE POLICY for me 🙂

Committing one’s ways into His hands is a sign of total submission to His all-knowing abilities, flawless decisions and unmatchable power. One is simply saying “LORD, I AM COUNTING ON YOU.” And I trust Him. At the end, you will have testimonies to share, as I have been doing on my blog, and will continue to do.

So, is it family or relationship issues, career issues, job change, relocation, choice of business/location, security, oppression from anyone?….Name it. GOD will turn them all into testimonies for you. Just commit all your always to God in prayer and see the outcome 🙂

For my thoughts are not your thoughts,

neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.(Isaiah 55:8)

Therefore brother/sister….

Cast thy burden upon the LORD,

and he shall sustain thee:

he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.(Psa 55:22)

The taste of the pudding is in the eating 🙂

Thanks for your time and GOD bless you….and me too 🙂

Related posts:

Lord, have your way…

Put your trust and confidence in God…not man

 

Flashback 3 : Message Of Hope

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Hi pals. It’s been  a while. I have been caught up with so much work lately. I t feels good to be back, especially as I bring good news to those in pain and sorrow; and to those who seem to be saying “God has abandoned me” or “God can NEVER see me through my pains and sorrow.”

Flashback 3 (please check out Flashback 1 and Flashback 2) brings back some of my messages of hope which I have shared in the past, and which is still strengthening people around the world, and which I belief still have the potency to do even much more today. Glory to God !

Flashback 3 is a special dedication to three people that I know who have been waiting on God for many years to become mothers. I feel your pains. I join my faith with yours and wish tons of testimonies sooner than you can ever imagine. Please read and have faith that…

“Behold, the LORD’S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save;

neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:” – Isaiah 59:1

Please click and read the following messages of hope….and  have a rewarding read….

1. Keep Your Head Up : GOD Is Still GOD

2. Never lose hope…

3. The Awesome And Privileged Gift Of A New Day

4. Pause For A While …. And Count Your Blessings…

5. Exodus Chapter 14…My Comforter…

 

Best Wishes To One Of The Greatest Leaders On Earth….NELSON “Madiba” MANDELA

“I have fought against white domination, and I have fought

against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic

and free society in which all persons will live together in harmony

with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for, and to

see realised. But my Lord, if needs be, it is an ideal for which I

am prepared to die.” – Nelson Mandela (1964)

God bless and care for you more Madiba. God bless your family too for the sacrifice they have been through in your days of struggle for equity and justice for your people, and by extension, the people of the world.

I hope that some day, and I hope it won’t be too long, that leaders across the world will learn from your service to mankind.

I join the people of the world to wish you God’s health and best wishes 🙂

GET WELL QUICK…..Madiba….