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

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God does not answer prayers!!!???

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All That Glitters Is Not Gold…

Collins is a very hard-working young man in his early thirties. He had a job which can be described as a good one in terms of the major parameters for assessing a job – good salary, prospects for growth, good welfare schemes among others. In search of greener pastures, he resigned from his job for another because of the mouth-watering offers that came with the new job – a car, better salary, foreign training and accommodation among others. Not too long after resumption, he gets to discover that there were some things about the new job which were not revealed to him – most of which would have made him turn down the job if he was told from the onset. But sadly, it was too late to go back to his former job. What followed can be described as a nightmare !

Jennifer is a very pretty lady. She has everything going for her – good job, a good family background and a good education. Then came John, an equally handsome young man with a good job too. John was a smooth talker who would make any girl to fall for him. John appeared like a saint. He had money to spend and give Jenifer a good time. His charming looks complimented his “good looking purse.” It was not too long that Jennifer realised that John was not just a married man, but had five children from three women. She also got to know that John was a drug Lord who was playing a hide and seek game with the cops !

Edwin, is a handsome and well-nurtured young man in his thirties.  With a good job and good looks, he had always believed that he could have any lady at his beck and call. He had a very humble and well-mannered lady for a fiancee. Even though she was not too pretty, she was the kind of lady a man would want to have as a life-time partner – humble, peaceful, respectful, hardworking, loving, caring, submissive and what have you. Two months to their wedding day, Edwin dropped a bomb – he could not go ahead with the planned wedding !!! Soon, it was discovered that the reason behind his action was because of a fair skinned beautiful lady that he had been dating for months. However, Edwin got the greatest shock of life when he got to know that the lady he had been having an affair with, and who was two months pregnant for him, was actually his step-sister whom his father abandoned from birth, together with her mother without the knowledge of Edwin’s mother !

McDonald, is a promising Nigerian Painter.  He is happily married with two kids. He gave his family a good life with  his business, with the support of his hard-working wife. Soon, his friend convinced him into taking taking part in a deal that would have fetched them a lot of money running into millions of Naira (Nigerian currency). McDonald fell for it. Things went messy. They were picked up by the police. McDonald and his friend are serving jail sentences. His family is in a very bad situation !

The United States of America is a beautiful country with the good things of life reasonably available for majority of her citizens and residents. This lured Tunde, a Nigerian, who was doing very well in his trading business – a good home, a car and a good bank account – to abandon his country with documents whose authenticity was in doubt. He was convinced by his friend that all his papers would be formalised when they get to the USA. With his eyes and mind on the USA, Tunde beat all the odds and got to America with his friend. Not too long after they arrived Tunde became a fugitive – always on the run from the cops for having fake travelling papers. After, two years of hiding in very odd places, Tunde was finally arrested and deported – to start life all over again in Nigeria !

Good things are good. They are desired by all, including my humble self.  But in desiring for them, wisdom, reasoning, and of course, prayers is needed. Collins, Jennifer, McDonald, Tunde and Edwin have one thing in common – they leaped before looking; or should I say they refused to look before leaping because they were convinced that all that glitters is gold !!!

A word is enough for the wise. Wishing you and me a regret-free weekend 🙂

 

 

 

Fame And Fortune Without Wisdom….

MJ, famous and still makes money, even in death

MJ, famous and still makes money, even in death

How long does Fame and fortune last ? Is it possible to tell in each individual’s case?

How would it be if a very rich guy or lady later becomes someone who is looked upon with pity, simply because he/she now finds it so hard to eat a good meal at home or in a choice restaurant, cannot give the family a good life any more, goes around town in cabs, wears poor quality clothes and generally lives a kind of live that is not known with those with fame and fortune? I guess for such people, it is better imagined than excperienced. But sadly, that is the story of so many of our one-time celebrities all over the world.

One thing I noticed about fame and fortune, and unarguably too, is that it is impossible for anyone to accurately predict how long they will keep the lucky guy/lady “company.”

I know many celebs today who are now part of history – fortune gone, fame gone. One bad thing about fame is that it usually sings “I belief I can fly” as soon as the fortune is gone. Such celebs are now simply like any other guy/lady in the society – unnoticed, no autographs, no attention, no special treatment and what have you.

Let’s take a peep at how the likely good old days were spent by such celebs – fleet of very expensive cars, partying, clubbing, squandering and wasteful spending, drugs, womanising and such other unproductive “investments.” They carried themselves like small gods and never honoured God for all His blessings. They refused to help anyone to grow and would rather spend unlimited amounts of cash for their friends at clubs. Giving to the society that gave them so much fame and fortune was not a priority on their list. Some never had such things on their list. Having productive investments to secure their future did not occur to them. To them, life must be enjoyed today and tomorrow will take care of itself. Does that make sense? Sadly, today, many are singing one of my favourites by R.Kelly : “if I can turn back the hands of time.” Sadly again, it is not possible !!!

They miss the glamour, attention, expensive life style, power and everything that goes with having too much money and being famous. It’s most likely that someone told them in the past to be wise, but they shunned the advice….

So, while it is still possible, let fame and fortune be handled with wisdom, because no one knows (I stand to be corrected) how soon or how long both will go with the sands of time…..just like countless others that you and I know about.

A word is enough for the wise !!!

Thanks for your time.

God’s Wisdom

when GOD is  involvedGod’s wisdom will prevail in any situation that you may face. You just have to harken unto the voice of Jesus and respond to the situation with wisdom and not anger.

Anger with sin will lead to destruction, but wisdom will cause you to make sound decisions before sinning in anger.

Know that wisdom from God will aide you in all of your dealings and negotiations.

I rely so much on the wisdom of God who knows the begining to the end of all my undertakings. So, this takes care of regrets and unforeseen circumstances.
It also assures me of excellence cos God is perfect.

Do same if you have not been doing it. You will never regret it.

Say to yourself : “My mouth shall speak wisdom; the meditation of my heart shall be understanding.” (Psalm 49:3)

God bless you…and me too.

Thanks for your time.

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