Do You Belief In Miracles?

IMG0405AThis a special year-end dedication to the God of Miracles….

I have sojourned in this world for a while. I have seen a lot of things happen. I have heard a lot of strange testimonies – all attesting to the awesome power of God. However, it was in 2001 God proved to me that all those strange testimonies were actually true.

Is it possible for a man’s heart to be beating for hours without blood in his system? I don’t have to be a Doctor to know that it will only take a miracle for that to be possible. Well, God visited that miracle on my brother in that fateful night of September 21(or thereabout), 2001. After that incident, I believed anything I am told that God did. Because, indeed, with God, all things are possible. I can’t think of a better way of expressing my gratitude to this God of Miracle other than “advertising” Him as much as I can.

As my year-end thanks giving post, the last post for the year, I have decided to share five memorable display of awesomeness by God, as a way of further telling my blog visitors that GOD is real and His power knows no limit or impossibility. Enjoy your read…

The miracle at the Red sea

Exodus 14 is my favourite Bible chapter. I call it My Comforter. It talks about how God turned hopelessness into victory. It sounded very unreasonable to me when God told Moses and the Israelites to match on towards the Red Sea. It sounded much more unreasonable when He told Moses to tell the Israelites to stand firm…..in the midst of absolute danger!!! But the God of Miracles showed His awesome power without weapons of war or any physical contact.

For me, many times, He has turned what seemed like a hopeless situation into testimonies. 2014 promises to be a year filled with miracles…for me and my family and for you too 🙂

Abraham and Sarah bear a child at 100 and 90 years old respectively

Sarah was childless until she was 90 and had lost hope completely. Sarah and Abraham laughed at God when He told them that they will have Isaac. As far as they were concerned it was impossible to have a child at their ages. But God asked..

Is anything too hard for the LORD –  Gen18:14

But to proof His awesome power…

…the LORD visited Sarah as He had said

and the Lord did unto Sarah as He has spoken

…at the set time of which He had spoken to him – Gen 21:1-2

If God can do it for a 90 and 100 year old, then what is the reason behind the lack of hope for a much more younger couple.

Feeding of 500 people with five loaves of bread and two fishes

These days, it costs so much to feed a small family, talk less of a large family, how much more 5000 people. But Jesus shocked a gathering of 5000 people when He…

…took the loaves and when He had given thanks,

he distributed to the disciples and

the disciples to them that were set down;

and likewise of the fishes as much as they would – John 6:11

Just when everyone was confused as to what had happened, 12 baskets of fragments that remained were gathered. This was not magic. It was the GOD of Miracle whose powers knows no impossibility, at work.

The great catch of fish

In John 21, we are told of how Peter went out fishing and caught nothing. Then Jesus said…

Throw your net on the right side of the boat

and you will find some. When they did they

were unable to haul the net in because

of the large number of fish – John 21:6

The Lord is still performing these miracles in the lives of those who seek His intervention after toiling for so long without success.

The fall of the wall of Jericho

Man fights using weaponry. God fights without coming down for any physical contact. The fall of the wall of Jericho (Joshua 6:20) by mere blowing of the horn and shouting to the Lord, is a clear indication of how powerful GOD can be. Jericho was a strong city, heavily fortified with double wall. But nothing stops the God of Miracles from doing what He wants to do. For it is written…

The weapons of our warfare are not canal,

but mighty through God to the

pulling down of strongholds – 2 Cor 10:4

At this juncture, I want to say a big thank you to this awesome God of miracles who has done so many miracles for me and my family in 2013, some of which I do not even know about. It has been a great privilege enjoying your grace, mercy and love in 2013. I humbly beg that this should continue in 2014. I also wish the person reading this post now the same thing.

Big thanks too for all that my blogs, https://justmikemon.wordpress.com and http://businessplaze.wordpress.com have been able to achieve so far. I look forward to greater achievements in 2014.

God bless 2014 for us all, amen !!!

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The Full Time House Wife And The Working Class Wife

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A discussion with a family member this morning got me thinking….

I know this very wealthy family some years back. The man was a businessman while the wife was a full time house wife. I got to know later that the man refused to allow the work neither will he set up a business for her. He simply preferred her to be a full time house wife. In fact there was a joke that went round that he did not allow her to go out and work or run a business because of advances from men since she was very pretty. All entreaties from family, friends and the wife fell on deaf ears. And so, the man called the shots in the house 100%. The woman and children depended on the man 100% for all their needs. At a point, children were sent away from school when the man could not make funds transfer for the house keeping expenses and school fees.

Sadly, the man took ill and could not make it through. After the burial, the man’s family took over every reasonable property they could lay their hands on, living the woman to struggle for survival with her six children. Her life of comfort and glamour became a pitiable story. From her mansion she had to move into a very small house with her six children, courtesy of money she was able to raise from friends and her family. Her children had to be withdrawn from the very expensive private school to a public school. She had to start a small trading business to make ends meet.  You can imagine the rest of the story…

I also heard of this working class couple – the husband was a banker and the wife, a teacher in a private school. With their total income, they were able to plan the family well and live comfortably. The woman was a very useful to her husband, who did not have to be relied upon 100% for her personal and family needs. In addition to this, they both pooled funds together to set up boutique and a fashion house, both of which were doing very well and managed part time, by the wife.

Unfortunately, a mass sack affected the husband. He was jobless for thirteen months. Throughout this period, life continued as though nothing had happened. There was nothing to show that the man had lost his job. His savings, the wife’s job and businesses kept the family going comfortably.

Bottom line : In all that we do, the unknown future should be included in our decisions, considerations and plans. No one knows what the future holds. Only God does. As humans, we only hope and pray for the best.   

Thanks for your time.

Is There A Business Organisation That Cannot Collapse?

Michael's BUSINESSplaze

Exif_JPEG_420The internet is awash with news about the sale of the handset business of Nokia to Microsoft and the continued struggle of Blackberry to stay afloat. What is however not awash on the internet is a very funny thing a friend of mine said a while ago, about a very big bank in Nigeria. He said the bank can never collapse 🙂  This was very funny to me as companies much more bigger and stronger than the bank in question, with world class CEOs, have gone with the sands of time.

I was one of those who were not surprised when the problems of Nokia and Blackberry became public. Why? Experience has shown that today’s business environment is no respecter of persons or businesses organisations. It has become so complex and fast-paced that the skills, education and experience of CEOs are becoming obsolete with the passage of time. So much…

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What Is The Cheapest Means Of Advertising?

Michael's BUSINESSplaze

anthony.jpgLast week a friend complained to me about her generator and how the technician who had been handling its maintenance had been cheating her. I wasted no time in recommending the technician who had been maintaining my generator for years. I told her of two reasons why he is extremely recommendable and seemingly, my only choice.

Firstly, the guy is extremelysincere. He would never tell you lies about faults detected or give you outrageous prices of the spare parts that he needs to replace. Hence, I hardly beat down his service charge. Secondly, he was extremely good at his job. He hardly gambles. So, it boiled down to the fact that he was my choice because of his rare PERSONALITY. Rare, because greed and make-belief have taken over the world of business. What are common are people who are so eager to make ungodly money at the…

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My Best Christmas Gifts: The Inventive Blogger Award and The Blog Of The year 2013 Award…

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There are all sorts of Christmas gifts. Getting awards as a blogger is indeed a special one because it gives me the opportunity to share it with all the wonderful people from 100 countries (as at the time of doing this post) across the world who have taken out time and resources to visit, read, comment, follow, reblog and make useful criticisms of my blog/posts. I really appreciate you all 🙂 Thus, I am dedicating my gifts/awards, The Inventive Blogger Award and The Blog Of The year 2013 Award to you all. Thanks a lot for the inspiration and encouragement 🙂

Thus, my friend DON CHARISMA, has, indeed, given me my most appreciated Christmas gifts. Thanks a lot Don. I really appreciate the gifts and wonderful/thoughtful gesture 🙂

As part of the instructions for accepting The Inventive Blogger Award, I am supposed to state 5 things I enjoy about blogging. Here I go….

1. It has provided me a platform to do what I have wanted to do for long, and that is to write for a large audience, in this case, using an e-magazine

2. My blog/posts have been a source of blessing (in countless ways) to its visitors.

3. People now know me in 100 countries (as at the time of doing this post) 🙂 This is quite interesting to 🙂 It further portrays the power of the internet.

4. I have made a lot of friends and come across a lot of people from diverse background, one of which is a gentleman, DON CHARISMA, who have deemed me fit to be awarded this Christmas gifts of THE INVENTIVE BLOGGER AWARD and THE BLOG OF THE YEAR 2013 AWARD 🙂

5. For me, writing over 150 posts (so far) has been a very good mental exercise. You can only understand by joining us in blogging 🙂

MY AWARDEES

As required I am also expected to name my own awardees for these awards. In no particular order, my awardees for The Inventive Blogger Award and THE BLOG OF THE YEAR 2013 AWARD are as follows:-

http://doncharisma.org/about/

http://touchtheworldtoday.wordpress.com/about/

http://spiritbath.com/about/

http://alanamunroauthor.com/contact-alana/

http://opinionateher.wordpress.com/2013/04/10/still-alive/

http://womenmakingstrides.com/about-women-making-strides/

http://kirstenstok.wordpress.com/about-me/

http://throughthecrackedwindow.wordpress.com/about/

http://jslettodesigns.wordpress.com/contactme/

http://hodgepodge4thesoul.wordpress.com/me/

http://myprose.wordpress.com/about/

http://nancyloderick.com/about/

http://allaboutmanners.wordpress.com/about/

http://dcardiff.wordpress.com/about/

http://uchmorg.wordpress.com/about/

http://projectlighttolife.wordpress.com/about/

http://untanglingthetangles.wordpress.com/about/

http://www.ulawyss.com/about-me/

http://karenswritingblog.wordpress.com/about/

http://keyquotess.wordpress.com/about-me/

http://mittsandmeasures.com/about/

http://jimmy2hats.com/2013/07/03/this-weeks-blogging-advice/

http://jadereyner.com/about-2/

http://www.kristinschronicles.com/about-me/

http://karinasussanto.wordpress.com/about/

http://josephrathjen.wordpress.com/about/

http://workwithtanner.com/about-tanner/

http://kathunsworth.com/about/

http://inspiringevolution.wordpress.com/about/

http://letsreachsuccess.com/1022-2/

http://chrismartinwrites.com/contact/

http://ericalagan.net/ericalagan/

http://johnwhowell.com/about/

http://faith1stministries.com/about/

http://scottsholar.com/about/

http://poeticparfait.com/about/

http://becomingthebestme.com/my-goals/

http://carolynhughesthehurthealer.com/about/

http://retireediary.wordpress.com/about/

http://rispainstyle.wordpress.com/about/

http://lisaelskerarvid.wordpress.com/om/

http://lessonsbyheart.wordpress.com/about/

http://tiarisingoutoftheashes.wordpress.com/aboutm/

http://thenomadicsoliloquist.wordpress.com/about/

http://audrina1759.wordpress.com/about/

http://testimonyandprayer.wordpress.com/blog-posts/

http://kerrichronicles.com/about/

http://talkingexperience.wordpress.com/about/

http://barbarastanley.net/about/

http://spiritministries.wordpress.com/about/

http://walterbright.org/contact-me/

http://highheelgourmet.com/about/

http://businessplaze.wordpress.com/about-me-and-my-blog/

http://wanderlustryramblings.wordpress.com/about/

http://patinspire.org/patinspire/

http://prayingforoneday.wordpress.com/about-2/

CONGRATULATIONS and season’s greetings to you all. Thanks a lot for appreciating my over 140 posts of 2013.

Once more, thanks a lot to all non-bloggers who supported this  blog and the sister-blog, http://businessplaze.wordpress.com . Thanks a lot 🙂 Please be rest assured of more inspiring, educating, informative and valuable posts in the days and years ahead.

Wishing you a blissful 2014 in advance 🙂

Thank you 🙂

 

NOTE TO AWARDEES: Please follow the following instructions to accept the awards –

A. THE INVENTIVE BLOGGER AWARD

1. Select the blog(s) you think deserve The Inventive Blogger Award.

2. Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen- there are no minimum or maximum number of blogs required- and ‘present’ the blog(s) with their award.

3. Include in your blog post *FIVE* things that you enjoy about blogging.

4. Let the blog(s) that you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the instructions with them- (please don’t alter the instructions or the badge!)

5. Come over and say hello to the originator of the “The Inventive Blogger Award” via this link: http://DonCharisma.org/2013/12/24/christmas-awards-the-inventive-blogger-award

6. And as a winner of the award- please add a link back to the blog that presented you with this award, and then proudly display the award on your blog.

 B. THE BLOG OF THE YEAR 2013 AWARD

1-Select the blog(s) you think deserve the Blog Of The Year 2013 Award.

2-Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen- there are no minimum or maximum number of blogs required- and ‘present’ the blog(s) with their award.

3-Let the blog(s) that you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the instructions with them- (please don’t alter the instructions or the badges!)

4-Come over and say hello to the originator of the Blog Of The Year 2013 Award via this link: http://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/blog-awards-2-/blog-of-the-year-2013-award/

5-You can now also join the Blog Of The Year Award Facebook Page. Click the link here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BlogoftheYear

Share your blog posts with an even wider audience.

6-And as a winner of the award- please add a link back to the blog that presented you with this award-and then proudly display the award on your blog- and start collecting stars!

Blog Of The Year 2013 badges

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Keep Your Head Up….Breakthrough Lies Ahead

IMG_20131227_113138 (1)Have you ever found yourself in a very difficult situation, where you find yourself in deep thoughts enmeshed in hopelessness and a feeling that seems to scream “GIVE UP. IT’S NO USE?” As such times, it seems as if it is all over. You don’t seem to see any light at the end of the tunnel. It seems you are the worst sinner on earth who is probably suffering for his/her sins. In extreme cases, you may have thought of doing some nasty things. And as such times, all you feel like doing is to put you head down, with or without you hand providing support and soak yourself in a feat of worry. Well, if you have, you are not alone because I have found myself in similar situations a number of times 🙂

I do not know where I got it from – I have a “die-hard” kind of attitude. My son also has this “daddy I can do it” attitude 🙂 I always believe that I am very close to my goal…my target…a solution to my problems or an answer to a nagging question. I am always afraid that I may later discover, painfully, that an option or action I shunned was actually my joker. Even though it is natural to worry, I have discovered over time, that worrying itself, is a monster on its own, which can destroy one, if one is not very careful. Many cases of hypertension have been traced to worrying and mental stress. Doctors said my mother died of complications arising from hypertension. This occurred after the death of my dad. How sad.

As I speak, I have some underachieved targets in life. One fact no can take away from me is that every problem under heaven, has a solution. I only need to look for it. In looking for it, I have discovered that obstacles have one mission; and that is, to live up to the meaning of the word itself – to prevent me from reaching my goals. I have also discovered that ALL obstacles can, have been and will always be surmountable. So, rather that brood over problems, I have developed an attitude which makes me to constantly search for “bridges” that will take me to my targets, my goals, my sweet dream and my happiness 🙂  As I do this, I am not oblivious of the fact that I can NEVER make good success without GOD’s help. His words provide me loads of hope.

My journey through life has shown that a lot of people have achieved huge successes in their endeavous mainly because they stayed on…they refused to give up….they believed in themselves….they believed that success and overcoming challenges usually require staying focused and excessively determined to follow the paths that will lead to breakthroughs.

Success stories abound everywhere – in all sectors and in all strata of life. Aside from those who inherit success/wealth from parents or other sources, all success stories are similar – loads of hard work, determination, refusal to accept failure and always keeping heads up when failure or challenges force heads down in order to avoid worrying into permanent failure. This is the path I have “planted” myself. So, when trouble, failure, problems or challenges force my head down, I put it up again and again 🙂 We can see clearer, hear better and think better with our heads up.  It takes courage, resilience and guts to stare problems in the face and mutter  “it shall come to pass” as I am used to muttering.

In all of this, problems and challenges are determined to stay with us for as long as we unable to do the right things to eliminate them. So, let’s keep our heads up….fight problems and challenges……and we shall overcome, by the grace of God 🙂

God bless and direct us all, amen.

Thanks for your time 🙂

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As 2013 Slowly Fades Away…

d-best-is-yet-to-com.jpgCount down to the end of 2013…..It might not be as rosy as I would have loved it to be, but I refuse to be an INGRATE. I refuse to close my eyes and heart to ALL that the King of Kings has done for me and my family, especially my lovely kids. Tanks a lot Daddy.I am eternally grateful and will forever be. As you live, we cross over to a BLISSFUL 2014 in Jesus name, AMEN !!!