There will be lots of changes in our life experiences if we choose to pray rather than complaining. Most people tend to grumble on many things. There could be many things that bother our minds at home, in the school or workplaces and in the society that may tempt us to murmur.
It is a very rare privilege to have the Lord of heaven as one’s own Shepherd. Jesus says, “I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep”(John 10: 11).
When God’s fullness arrives, everyone will know it: “And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit” (Joel 2:29). When the former and the latter rains descend, it will turn into a flood. Those who receive it will be used mightily as the anointing flows upon those all around.
It is a common saying that, he who fails to plan has already planned to fail. You must always plan for progress.You will be more organized to have a clear direction in your work when you plan before taking action. It is of great advantage to always plan on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis in order to build on past achievements and to work for the prospects of future achievements.
He deserves and demands the best of our talents, material resources, and time. The house of God should reflect the character of God – sacred and dignified.
Many times, Christians have allowed fear to rob them of the great benefits they should enjoy from the promises of God which must be appropriated through faith. Fear works in such a way that it kills faith in the believer and makes him completely forget the unfailing promises of God, thereby making him a helpless captive of the unpleasant circumstances around him.
Therefore also now, saith the LORD, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning: And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the LORD your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and will not do you evil.” (Joel 2:12-13)
Principles are not only personal; communities, teams, corporations, countries also have fundamental truths too and it is in their misalignment with ours that conflict, distrust, and heartache occur. Hey! even a den of thieves have their unique group Principles, it is their own truth. So Principles are not a way to delineate good or bad.
Dear reader, I don’t know what phase of life you are in. I don’t know what’s going on right now with you, but here’s what I want to say to you, keep moving. It’s enough you are still here and that’s something to be grateful for. Don’t be a victim of discouragement, or demotivation. Seeking who to blame for the present state won’t move you forward. Note that as God was with those before us, so He is with us too to give us the expected end. Let’s do our best with what we have while we keep trusting God for wisdom to expand the different areas of our lives.
Jesus knew that however genuine and sincere our desire and resolve to follow the Lord may be, we will fail if we do not watch and pray. Our spirits may indeed be willing to please the Lord, but our flesh, which unfortunately we sometimes yield to, overpowers and weakens us.
Goodness is one of the virtues that God graciously bestows on the people that love Him. God, Himself is gracious and merciful. He is abundant in goodness. He, therefore, wants His children to imbibe the deeds of goodness through His grace in our lives.
It is a great necessity on our part to seek divine protection because everybody sooner or later realizes the necessity of having a keeper. For you, the job has been made easy. Before you woke up today, before you slept last night, indeed, before you were even born, God had positioned Himself as your keeper who will keep you from every evil.
Excellence does not come overnight. Just as it takes time to lay a solid foundation before the superstructures are put on the house, it also takes time toiling and laboring in the right direction of excellence before it is achieved. It is however possible for you to excel in your academics and also in your life if you are ready to pay the price.
The word of God reveals the mind of God on every issue of life. The Bible contains God’s commands for us to obey, God’s warnings for us to heed, God’s corrections for the erring ones, and godly examples for us to follow. Retention of its precepts in our hearts is a formidable antidote against evil.
We need the Lord’s favor more than money or any other material things, more than gold or every good gift, more than friends or any other humanly favor. The Lord is whom we really need in our life. Lord lifting his countenance on you and I will attract his blessing and riches on us.
It is folly for anyone to think that he can continue to live in sin while enjoying God’s goodness. Such folks clearly have a perverted understanding of who God really is. Those who take Him for a Father Christmas who caresses all who come to Him and soft-gloves their acts of misdemeanor will be shocked to discover God’s anger and judgment against them ultimately.
The Almighty God knew that the tendency of Israel to dabble into an unnecessary imitation of the culture and tradition of other people was very high, hence, His decision to forewarn them. Israel had demonstrated repeated unfaithfulness and faithlessness in their dealings with God; for this reason, God did not want to leave anything to chance.
A remnant shall survive the assault. Whether against the Assyrians or in the time of the end, God has prepared some people who will outlast the storm. They will stand when others fall. They will be faithful when others are backsliding. They will continue in the faith when others are turning away. I trust you will be one of the remnants.
Effective communication calls for painstaking search, selection, and stringing of picture-building words. An effective leader must take note of certain features when dealing with his working force.
The coming of the Lord is imminent. Everything happening in the world today points to the fact that time is short. The necessity of salvation from sin and the holiness of life cannot be over-emphasized.
God is holy, and those who serve Him must be holy. Israel is to be separated from all unclean persons and things, be devoted to God’s service, and obey all His commands. That is the purpose why the Almighty God severed them from the people of the land; which is a very forcible argument, which laid them under great obligation to obedience and holiness.
God’s mercies and His salvation guarantee our happy rest. The more we seek after the perfection of our obedience, the more shall we enjoy complete emancipation from every form of spiritual slavery. Liberty is next to life and is dearest to all brave men.
God wants to maintain a loving relationship with a man. However, “can two walk together except they are agreed?” Therefore, before anyone can have a meaningful relationship with Him, he must repent and believe the gospel. Moreover, he needs to follow peace with all men and holiness without which no man shall see the Lord.
As we continue in our Christian race, there may be discouragement from fellow pilgrims but we must daily remind ourselves that it is only those who endure and continue till the end that shall be saved. The Christian race is a battle of wits and nerves. Those who make up their minds to overcome every daunting odd are those who triumph ultimately.
Faith is expressed in the bank draft you receive instead of actual dollar notes in business transactions. It is seeing the invisible and believing the incredible. It is reposing absolute confidence in God for all your needs. It is taking God at His word and confessing His words until the promises are fulfilled.