In one of the older posts titled "Say What? Money From Promiscuity Would Be Turned Over To God"(Here, )It targeted promiscuous women involved in whoring as a means of livelihood, critically outlining out the consequences.
Today's post is targeted to promiscuous men. *I've being scouting for the perfect Biblical portion to best explain my thoughts towards the distasteful act, and yep! I found a perfect one.*Side eyes.
Anchor Scripture; Hosea 4: 11-14
"Whine and Whiskey live my people in stupor. Drunk on sex, they can't find their way home, they've replaced their God with their genitals. It's the men who pick up the whores I'm after, the men who worship at the holy whorehouses- a stupid people, ruined by whores!"
Are you stupid? Are you ruined? Reason is, you replaced God with your genitals.
Ever wondered why you eat and get so hungry? or better still, sex all you want and get zero satisfaction? Reason is, you lack knowledge. The Book of Proverbs and Ecclesiastes teaches us that it's better to seek wisdom than wealth because wisdom can bring wealth but wealth can never bring wisdom.
God hates sex related atrocities, it angered him so bad and prompted him to wipe out the people of Sodom and Gomorrah from the surface of the earth, He in, turned his back on the people of Israel.
He's not after the whoring women but the men, and entirely blame the men who patronize or succumb to whoring women. Don't be tagged stupid. Don't ruin your destiny either.
It's never too late to make amends, it's about that time to indulge in critical examination of conscience to get things right with God, because He is ever willing to start all over again with your handsome self.
Today and on-wards, refrain from replacing God with your genitals.
The Human Body is unique in every ramification. A nearly identical body can be actualized but a matching body type can never be realized.
Th Human body possesses so much strength and is termed powerful worldwide because of its ability to withhold pressure and strongholds so fierce. There is more to how the Human body functions because it constantly needs to be developed to help obtain maximized results.
Interestingly, the level of input determines the level of output. The Human body comprises of a Body,
Soul and Spirit(BSS). All three must be fed accordingly and appropriately with the right substance for over-all growth and well-being in order to withstand crisis when they occur.
More so, the human bodies comes in different shapes and sizes and it will interest you to know that no matter the form you are composed of, you are good and godlike, because whatever God created is good.
Body shaming no one is a no no. don't ever be involved in the act. In situations when you try to proffer advise to individuals you come in contact with, physically or over the internet, encourage with love.
Be confident in your own skin, whether you lose or gain weight. reason is, you are the only limited version of yourself, the authentic original version, no one can do you, be you and be better than you.
*Embrace your body today, sway and "werk it" with an attitude so daring because your body is perfect and beautiful just the way it is.
Psalm 139:14 "I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well."
Genesis 1:27 "God created man in his own image, in the image of God He created him, male and female He created them.
The term "go and die" is a very popular term, as a matter of fact most people use it when they are extremely angered and just can't control the negative air no more.
The term can be used by regular people, and also by people of great caliber, like the case of a one time governor who used the term, making the wave trend for days.
Humans can be pushed into uttering monstrous words which they do not mean to spill, so as God.
In the case of God, the people of Israel pushed him real hard, this triggered the venom to be released.
In Jeremiah 2:29, God revealed through His prophet saying, "I've wasted my time trying to train my children." Then, He moves on to say in Jeremiah Chapter 15, "Even if Moses and Samuel stood to make a plea on the case of these people, I wouldn't feel a thing for them."
He(God) goes on to say to them, "get lost!" "If you're assigned to die, go and die; if you're assigned to war, go and get killed, if assigned to starve, go starve; if assigned to exile, off to exile you go!' I've arranged for four kinds of punishment.
What are you doing so wrongly in the sight of God? Oh, you think there's still some more time to make amends abi? You still think that living life should be that of exercising freedom to do whatsoever you want to do?
There is no such thing as freedom. Humans live by rules, these rules help in the reformation process and failure to adhere tags along with severe punishments.
Don't forget the words, "Go and Die" Don't push God too hard with the numerous atrocities of intentionally committing sin and running back to him for forgiveness, which in turn prompts Him to publicly deny you. Don't push Him real bad to vent irrevocable curses. Stay true to yourself and ultimately, to the Creator of Life and everything good thing around.
A fool is a person who acts unwisely or imprudently.
The word fool isn't an ungodly word. As a matter of fact, Nabal the husband of Abigail, is a typical example of a person who was addressed as a fool.The story of the rich fool can't be exempted as well etc.
There are five types of fools, namely:
1. The Simple Fool; The simple fool opens his mind to any passing thought. He is dangerously immature, extremely gullible and intensively curious.
2. The Silly Fool; The mouth of the silly fool often gets him into trouble. When things go wrong for a silly fool, he becomes angry. He believes that his own way of thinking is always right and reacts to instructions when its offered.
3. The Sensual Fool; The sensual fool is unreasonable. he does not have a mental deficiency, but rather, rejects the wisdom of God. He glories in that of which he should be ashamed of.
4. The Scornful Fool; This type of fool not only rejects the truth, he also embraces that which is abominable to God. He turns a deaf ear to rebuke.
5. The Steadfast Fool: The most dangerous type of fool is the steadfast fool, he totally rejects God and his ways. It is his goal to draw as many others into his evil ways. he perpetually chooses foolishness and rejects wisdom. Only God can successfully reprove a steadfast fool.
God gets overly irritated with fools because he punishes them massively. The book of proverbs gives us so many illustration and insights on the degree at which fools get punished for being too stupid. Don't be a victim, be warned!
Anchor Scripture: Proverbs 18:7
"A fool's mouth is his ruin, and his lips are a snare to his soul."
They say familiarity breeds contempt, not always true, I really don't agree with them. From my mini research, I discovered that being overly familiar with an individual who necessarily isn't blood related isn't a wrong thing to do.
I also discovered that the word familiarity is a unique word. Ever wondered wondered why the term family can be deduced from the word familiarity? It gets interesting right?
As a matter of fact, it's advised that you choose your click wisely, familiarize with them in the right way and united, y'all can take over the world. Two is better than One because when they assemble in union and make an agreement, whatever they set their mind into attaining becomes a reality, because the other is readily available to lift the other up when they stumble and vise-versa.
I implore you to look around and tell me one Multi-Billionaire firm that accomplished its organization's set goal solo without having to familiarize with a particular group of people. Of course, you'll never find one, reason is, they familiarized with the right board of trustee to attain success. It explains the fact that no matter how one tries, no man can live in isolation. Humans weren't structured that way.
From the sociological realm, the structural-functional theory best illuminates this piece. It views society as complex, but interconnected system, where each part work together as a functional whole.
Blood isn't always family. The world may fail you but family would stick by your side, today, tomorrow and forever.
Who are you familiar with?
Take a deep breath, look into this critical matter once more and be careful about your choice cos you may have to start the selection process all over again.
Anchor Scripture: 1 Samuel 18:1-3
"As soon as he had finished speaking to Saul, the soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul. And Saul took him that day and would not let him return to his father's house. Then Jonathan made a covenant with David, because he loved him as his own soul."
In today's post, our special characters include Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah. These four young men at the time hailed from Judah but were eventually discovered among others by the Babylonian King, Nebuchadnezzar, who declared a search for Israelites who hailed from noble families that possessed health, handsomeness, intelligence, sound education, good prospects and leadership positions in order to naturalize in Babylon and be involved in their governmental affairs.
These famous four were given Babylonian names by the head of the palace staff. Daniel was named Belteshazzar, Hananiah was named Shadrach, Mishael was named Meshach, Azariah was named Abednego. *We see where the names Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego took its origin from right? winks
They were indoctrinated into the Babylonian language and the lore of magic and fortunetelling. It would interest you to know that this training lasted for three solid years. (See Daniel: 1-7).
For talents to be nurtured to full maturity, rigorous training must ensue.
Today's piece enlightens us on the possibility of a new skill or a new trade. Daniel and the other guys learnt Babylonian language, lore magic and fortunetelling.
All this didn't come easy because they had to eat healthy(Vegetable and water) even when they were supposed to be feasting from the royal menu and train really hard. They knew what they wanted and fought so hard to acquire all of it without having to fall into temptation of no sort.
The reward for mortification and fortification of the flesh is God's rain of blessing. He gave all four of them knowledge and skill, in both books and life. In addition, Daniel was gifted in understanding all sorts of visions and dreams.
Are you training real hard or just being clumsy about it? The exemplary lives of Daniel, Hananiah, Shadrach and Azariah is definitely one to emulate.
A celibate is one who abstains from sexual relations and pleasures. It is one who is not married, especially one who has taken a religious vow not to get married, usually because of being a member of a religious community.
The celibate life isn't an easy life, reason is, those involved have to ward off any factor that tends to spring up due to biological factors, physiological factors or otherwise. Those who tread through the path deserve to be prayed for.
Those who indulge in celibacy as a way of life constantly have to distract themselves through work and service to humanity. Every journey comes with a lot of temptation, but the celibate journey comes with more temptation because as a matter of fact, what you dread the most is what threads in the most.
When last did you pray for that preacher, monk, nun, missionary, military agent, detective or even that young lad by the corner sitting pretty and partnering with God who have sacrificially dedicated their lives to service?
Celibacy is a sacrificial venture yet highly enviable cos those involved have a special slot reserved in the heart of God.
Anchor Scripture: 1 Corinthians 7:36
"I think that in view of the present distress, it is good for a person to remain as he is."
Today, let's remember the celibate in our prayers asking God to continually be with them till the end.
For me, the friend zone isn't a bad zone. Like the name implies, it means a special zone for friend(s) even though many don't like to be placed in the friend zone, reason is, they want something more especially when it has to do with the opposite sex. (Well, more can transpire but it should at least be mutual and no hard feeling should pop up when it doesn't go the way one party wants it).
A new friend should be welcomed among existing friends and never to come in between them. As a matter of fact, I love to be placed in the friend zone, too much transpire when I try to exit that zone. Reason is, I've watched genuine love switch to hate, I've watched bends turn to ends and it gets ridiculous.
Here's the thing, being in everybody's friend zone is impossible, reason why you should choose your friends wisely and never try to force it. For me, in a friendship, I want peace, inspiration, (agape)love, impact, value, growth, stability, happiness and every shade of positive vibes.
In a genuine friend zone, friends have short memory to wrongs done, it's drama-free, gossip-free, less-complicated and they talk over any pressing issue to maintain a balance. There's no drama king or queen trying to figure out any individual by carrying out shallow surveys that don't hold water because everybody becomes one and as time goes on, one can't help but fully express himself or herself.
Here, everyone has a common goal which is helping others rise, having each others back, and being the best they can be because the atmosphere is transparent and they upgrade from just being friends to becoming family.
Anchor Scripture: Proverbs 18:24
"A man of too many friends come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother."
"A friend loves all the time."
Today, lets choose the right friends and see everything work together for our good.
If you breezed in here, thinking I was going to write about women submitting to their men, you lost! *lol. I ain't wasting no energy on that. Proverbs 14 and 15 and the rest of the Book of Proverbs would give you the perfect understanding guiding the union of man and woman.
Dating back to the time of King Hezekiah of Israel and King Zedekiah of Judah, both were likened to the content of the two basket of figs placed in front of the temple that was showed to Jeremiah by God himself. (See Jeremiah Chapter 24 for the full rundown).
One basket contained ripe and quality fig while the other, contained rotten fig. The former was likened to the state of Israel while the latter, Judah.
Israel(the former), adhered to God's rules and like the ripe fig, blossomed, while the latter, Judah, who continually disobeyed God were likened to the rotten fig that couldn't be eaten.
In the Book of Jeremiah Chapter 24, we see the sultry names given to the ripe fig, such as, "finest-quality," ripe,'' "ready to eat," while the latter was just called "rotten" because it was obviously dead, decayed or had decomposed, no iota of good could be extracted from it so to say. *I really don't know why I'm giving the rotten fig variety of names like dead, decayed and decomposed, lol. maybe I'm only pretending to be nice.*yimu
Back to the subject matter which entailed submitting, God ruled a judgement that entailed that the people of Judah would no longer enjoy freedom but would have to submit wholly to the bad guy(King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon) in order to enjoy longevity, which was to serve as a punishment for continually defaulting.
Well, because He(God) was, and is forever compassionate, and also in the habit of forgiving, He changed His mind same year He pronounced the cruel judgement, even though Hananiah the evil prophet showed up and messed up the situation prompting God to continue with his proposed judgement.(See Jeremiah 28:3-17). *I'm pretty sure King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon, pissed Him(God) off big time and He couldn't handle all of the messy drama either which was His reason for his initial change of mind.
Are you suffering or being subjected to perpetual agony or lamentation? You may have to submit in order to live long while remaining at a spot during the entire process, but the moment you fight so hard to prove how ready you're willing to change or make amends, thereby uprooting yourself from the past, God is always there, stretching out his hands and giving you that olive palm customized specially for you.
*Today, never submit to settling, rather, fight so hard to supersede, not forgetting that you'll have to watch and learn, listen and follow instructions, and ask questions in order to gain clarity. All this and much more will give you a long fulling life.
I never get tired of reiterating! All that we need or will ever need is in that special and perfect book called "The Bible!"
In the prophesy of Isaiah, divinely revealed by God, we see Rhema certified insights and facts.
Isaiah 23:17-18(MSG Translation)
"At the end of the seventy years, God will look in on Tyre, She'll go back to her old whoring trade, selling herself to the highest bidder, doing anything with anyone- promiscuous with all the kingdom and earth- for a fee. But everything she gets, all the money she takes in, will be turned over to God. It will not be put in banks. Her profit will be put to the use of God-Aware, God-Serving People, providing plenty of food and the best of clothing.
Today's anchor scripture is exhausting!
I've heard couple of girls brag about sleeping with men, realizing all the money they need and starting off a new life for themselves which never gets to happen because the greed for more keeps making them go back. Why is this so? (1) they lack contentment and (2)they have taken up a new habit.
From the above anchor scripture, You'll agree with me that God is not the God of waste, rather, He's the God that strategically aligns. He condemns promiscuity or prostituting of any sort and has laid curses on whoever is involved. Reason why we see women of easy virtue never ending well because eventually, they'll lose everything they've ever acquired in the cause, not only the supposed money gathered, but also loss of happiness, peace, joy, stability, love, security and every free gift which God has left in store for humanity.
The prophesy categorically states how these monies would be turned over to God-Serving people. *hmmm
God detests sin and every shade of sinful activities and has rightly affirmed that whoever is involved in promiscuity and has refused to turn a new leaf would perpetually continue in her whoring trade selling her body to the highest bidder, and eventually destroying herself forever.
*Lets do things differently today and have God bless us with all we are rightfully entitled to, without having to indulge in promiscuity.
Military mathematics is a difficult area for many, but with patience and logic, it can be made easy.
Are you impressed by mere Military mathematics?
Well, in this context, the term Military Mathematics literally means people with supposed influence, affluence, power or authority.
These set of people(Military Mathematicians) are usually in their numbers and are emissaries on a mission to intimidate the subtle who are not courageous enough to take charge.
Thing is, He's not interested in the affairs of these Military mathematicians a.k.a bullies, but He is greatly disappointed in the subtle when they act as weaklings who oblige wholly to the administration and admonition of these "Military guys" feeling all intimidated, forgetting that they have a more superior, sophisticated and the most authentic backup.
Isaiah 31:1-2(MSG Translation)
"Doom to those who go off Egypt(godfathers) thinking that horses can help them, impressed by Military mathematics, awed by sheer numbers of sheer chariots and riders-
And to the Holy of Israel, not even a glance, not so much as a prayer to God."
Today's anchor scripture warns us of the danger that ensues when we put our entire hope on mere "Military mathematicians" because of their great multitude. It spills out the secret logic on their mode of operation, therefore, encouraging us to place our trust in God even when we seem like a-one-man-squad with zero physical companion to help us fight. It upsurges our morale level never to be intimidated with the numbers of our opposition, but to stand firm trusting that He'll forever have our back in times of difficulties and challenges because He's always with us if only we could call on Him.
You see guys, money isn't significant in this realm because what you're about to acquire would eventually yield money, lots of money and a wide range of variety. Money is just 0.5% of the fraction.
Now it gets interesting. Read on...
"Hey there! All who are thirsty, come to the water! Are you penniless? Come anyway-buy and eat! Come, buy your drinks, buy wine and milk. Buy without money-everything's free!
Why do you spend your money on junk food, your hard-earned cash on cotton candy? Listen to me, listen well: Eat only the best, fill yourself with only the finest.
Pay attention, come close now, listen carefully to my life-giving, life-nourishing words. I'm making a lasting covenant commitment with you, the same I made with David: sure, solid, enduring love. I set him up as a witness to the nations."
(Isaiah 55:1-4) MSG Translation=Anchor Scripture.
If I were you, I'll choose the Holy book and start a challenge of reading one chapter per day. *winks
How worded are you? Are you strictly aligning with the teachings and principles of the word? Are you working hard, so that He can in-turn bless the fruit of your labour? Have you entered into an agreement and sealed a deal with him? Does your sacrifice hurt so much that He finds it worthy? Are you constantly choosing soul food over eye candy?
The above anchor scripture gives us an eye popping proposal on a platter and the most interesting part of this overwhelming revelation is that it's FOC(free of charge).
*Today, pay attention, listen carefully, read in-between the line to specifically gain clarity, enter that covenant, because all that you'll purchase without a penny are life nourishing words which will speak for you and give you access to all(and even much more) that you've ever craved.
We live in a world where there are so many false self-acclaimed ambassadors of Christ, hypocrites, money conscious soothsayers, all-fake-everything kind of preachers.
This post isn't going to judge, criticize or spite no one, but it will indeed serve as an eye opener.
For your information, God isn't concerned about those who play pretend or those with loud speeches and gaudy parades, He's interested in those who serve Him in truth and sincerity of heart.
Psalm 51:16 educates us on the need to abstain from going through the motion and putting up a flawless performance just to please the people around. Remember that God is watching, and knows our deepest thoughts,secrets, and actions. Why come to the open and pretend about it?
Wisdom entails the fear of God, those who go about this distasteful operation lack the fear God and possess zero wisdom. You can't mock God continually and go Scot-free. The days of reckoning would backfire real hard on whoever is involved in the act.
Be warned! For when God spills out his venom, the effect will be all shades of disastrous and entirely embarrassing.
Let your way of life or modus operandi serve as the gospel to others, not forgetting that everybody mustn't like you for taking those bold moves but those who do, would do that like their live depends on it.
The clock is ticking and time is running out. Be a good person but don't waste time proving it!
We live in a society where people you barely know feel they can tell so much about you due to some perceptions here and there. Be a good person anyway.
We live in a society where people are so quick to write other people off due to possible misconceptions or first and second impression. Be a good person anyway.
We live in a world where people no longer ask questions, rather, consume themselves with paralytic analysis ending up drowning. Be a good person anyway.
We live in a world full of unnecessary envy for no just cause! Be good anyway.
We live in a world where people don't get to see the behind-the-scene work but get upset when the work begin to speak for you. Be a good person anyway.
We live in a world where the new generational set of men and women abuse the term friendship and feel it must end in a relationship especially when it has to do with the opposite sex. Stay on your lane and Be a good person anyway.
We live in a world where people no longer uphold moral values but feel anything and everything must go because they are only being human. Be a good person anyway.
We live in a world where people no longer have reverence for the institution of marriage, friendship, family relationship,etc. Be a good person anyway.
We live in a world where brother continually fights brother, sister against sister, nation against nation. Don't join the fight, Be a good person anyway.
We live in a world filled with the lowest level of integrity certification otherwise known as "the kiss and tell syndrome" Be a good person anyway.
We live in a world filled with cynics, kill-joy and "remain stagnant counselors" Be a good person anyway.
We live in a world where people no longer notice the void but the noise. Be a good person anyway.
Keep breathing, keep smiling, keep working beneath the surface like a duck, keep putting a smile on the faces of those lacking one, keep ignoring the negative, keep thriving, keep moving forward, keep becoming a better version of yourself each day, keep winning, for life is meant lived and there's no time trying to do otherwise.
*From the above mentioned, there's more and more to be done. Don't waste time proving nothing or pondering the negative, just be a good person and never waste time proving it.
There is this BBM contact of mine who is such a silly boy. How we added each other on that platform remains a mystery to me till date.
This silly promising young man was and is still in the habit of updating porn-related dp's. Whenever I hinted on the need to deviate from such conformity, he'll say I reminded him of his eldest sister and that our plans for him can't work. *lol
He was either putting up a porn-related dp or snaps from different hotel rooms where he "was enjoying his youth" according to him, or pictures of him boozing up at different strategic locations. This lingered for a long time and still is, but at the moment, at a very reduced rate. *sigh, ama keep attacking him, lol
One fateful day, I asked him what he was doing and he bragged that he was having a swell time a-home and that he just recovered from a hangover. In turn, I requested that he entered his bedroom alone. The excitement he expressed was one of its kind and at the same time really hilarious to me. I pushed some more to persuade him to shut the bedroom doors real good to ensure that no one was watching. After he had carefully done that, I asked him to get on his knees immediately, he replied, "*sexual."
He got disappointed when I asked him to thank God for sparing his life and blessing him with the luxury of life which many lacked, he reluctantly complied, but eventually, he did thank God and that was all that mattered to me...
*Email me to here the remaining part of the encounter. *Never easy handling a spoilt brat, lol.
Skills101 to master in the bedroom include the following;
* Get on those knees and say thank you Jesus at the dawn of each new day.
* Repeat at night before bedtime.
* Get personal with God there; It starts from the bedroom.
* Ensure you meditate on his word day and night.
* Cleanliness is next to godliness, ensure you keep it well groomed.
I couldn't help but share a tip of an iceberg from the powerful preaching of P.B. For those who are clueless of the meaning of P.B; look around, ask a few questions and be rest assured to getting your answer on a platter.
He simply defined vision as a plan made ahead.They are steps taken to actualize whatever you aspire.
To everything, there is time. Time is attached to every vision (See Ecclesiastes 3:1-4).
Whatever you are passionate about has something to do with your life assignment. You can't do everything at the same time.
Vision is synonymous to the word "pro-thesis"
"Pros" means ahead. Thesis means written on behalf of you. Provision then, simply means, "given or supplied before you showed up."
Everything operates by what you know. Things that involve God has a-lot to do with time. (See Galatians 6:6).
Fruits eaten when they are not ripe are soar; they need to solidify. When it's time, everything will fall in place.
You don't fight seasons, you adjust.
Because there is a link between growth and inheritance, there is time to step in deeper waters.
At the inception, You'll have to speak about your vision, but when the chips are down, your vision will speak for you!
If your Christianity hinges on God alone, you're in trouble. Every miracle Jesus performed, it entailed the individual playing a role to yield result. You'll have to use what you have to get what you need.
Christianity teaches us that we can choose our place and how far we want to go because when you stop, God stops. Don't dare stop!
We are not too far from the sun and not too close to it for a reason. Figure out that reason in your respective life.
*Today, we are encouraged to take steps, do it immediately, run and not be tired.
Ever seen a smoker puff it out? Well, that literally explains our composition.
God puffs air into every creature; Humans and animals likewise. God in His wisdom started off with the act for reasons, which include the following; (Gen 1)
1. To prosper.
2. To reproduce.
3. To fill the Earth.
4. To take charge &
5. To be responsible for the well-being of every living thing that moves on the surface of the earth.
Immediately our assignment is over, the puff of air which He breathed into us expires and the rest is history.
Why stay proud? Why be arrogant? Why assume that you're better than the less-privileged neighbour living next door? Why bully or intimidate those without a voice of their own? Why be involved in every shade of negativity?
I have a Biblical response for us. Ensure to read in-between the lines.
Psalm 49:16-20 (MSG Translation)
"So don't be impressed with those who get rich and pile up fame and fortune. They can't take it with them; fame and fortune all get left behind. Just when they think they've arrived and folks praise them because they've made good, they enter the family burial plot where they'll never see sunshine again.
We aren't immortal. We don't last long. Like our dogs, we age and weaken. And die.
*It's that time of the year to keep calm and stay humble, cos eventually, everything but God will be swept off the surface of the earth without a trace.
Have a great day Fam! Remember to imbibe Humility as a permanent trait, bearing in mind that we are nothing but puffs of air.
The only thing that will naturally reflect on the outside from the inside is happiness.
The goal of every living soul is to be immensely happy. It'll interest you to know that "Happiness" is a state of mind and a free gift from God. It's a state of joyfulness, joviality, gladness, delight, good spirits, high spirits, light-heartedness, well-being, and above all, contentedness.
You don't need to have it all or have a perfect life before you become happy. As a matter of fact, many who you think are living the good life as passing through some form of emotional melt-down.
What is that "thing" depriving you of your happiness? It's time to say goodbye to every kill-joy. Cast all your worries to God and watch Him give you divine rest and peace of mind, bearing in mind also, that whatever is eating you up or troubling you today would become irrelevant in the next one year.
You think you have every right to remain unhappy? Look around, visit that roadside hospital in the neighbourhood, engage your neigbour in an epic gist, only then will you realize that you are better off than you ever imagined.
*Today, put on that Armour of happiness cos His grace is overly sufficient for you.
It's okay to be hot and every shade of hot. As a matter of fact, God loves it flamy, He wants it hot, hot, hot. Yes, that unapologetic kind of Hot.
Many are of the notion that dressing hot to secular events is the ideal thing to do because of the impression people tend to have about you and all. Well, this is entirely legitimate.
Thing is, most people are consumed in the thoughts that the church is the place to look all shabby and homely in order to be perceived as pious, whoever downplayed on your sense of reasoning lied. As a matter of fact, Psalm 29:2 says, "Dress your best to honour God."
Being appropriately hot is the best way forward; entirely hot in your career path, dress sense, spiritual life, charity life, relationship life and all "the of kinds of lives" that makes up your composition.
It will interest you to know that fire blazes out of Him, flaming high up the craggy mountains. His lightnings lights up the world(Psalm 97:3-4).
P.S: He doesn't like it lukewarm, He asked that you should be either hot or cold, else he'll spit you out of his kingdom. He loves to identify His own because they are they Light of the world.
And He(King David) gushed out to the Lord saying, "Doing something for you, bringing something to you- that's not what you're after. Being religious, acting pious, that's not what you're asking for. You've opened my ears so I can listen" (Psalm 40:6 MSG Translation).
Like King David rightly affirmed, God isn't after the pretentious but after those who sincerely tread in his path. How deep is your love? Is it so strong that even the word love, gets jealous? Is it the authentic version? Is it beautiful?
King David asked, "God, who gets invited to your place? How do we get on your guest list?
God replied, "Walk straight, act right, tell the truth, don't hurt your friend, don't blame your neighbour; despise the despicable, keep your words even when it costs you, make an honest living, don't take a bribe. You'll never get blacklisted if you live by this.(Anchor Scripture:Psalm 15)
Well, I always reiterate that everything we need to know is in the Holy Bible because it is the most influential yardstick for livelihood and the most interesting part is that It's not that strenuous adhering with these principles and having a great life as well.
Do You qualify to be on the guest list? Read through once more and answer truthfully.
Don't stay bad for too long, reason is, many may not take you serious. That was the fate of King Manasseh, one time King of Judah.
King Manasseh was crowned King of Judah at the age of 12, and he ruled for 55 Years. He failed to continue the good works started off by his late father Hezekiah, instead, he subscribed to building sex-and-religion shrines and other idolized altars for the worshiping of the Baal gods, he practiced sorcery as well.
After so many years of evil practices, he repented of his sins by heeding to the warning of a messenger of God, but by then, it was too late, his subjects didn't take him serious, they continued with their fetish practices. (See 2 Chronicles Chapter 33 for the run down)
What are you doing wrongly today? Are intentionally obliging to the counsel of the ungodly? Do you thrive to make a difference by the virtue of your character and choice of livelihood? Has sin and every occasion of sin become your natural habitat?
The Bible is there to set principles for us and teach us how to live by siting exemplary lives of people that went contrary to the belief, this way enabling us not to repeat same mistake.
*Today, engage in adequate examination of conscience and right every wrong activity going on in your respective lives because it may stretch for too long and people wouldn't take you serious when you think you're ready to effect a change.
For 20 years while King Solomon was involved in capacity building for the Lord God, he didn't have the luxury of time to go after the ungodly. Immediately work was over, and there was nothing more to do, negative thoughts and activities became the order of the day for him.
He got himself involved with foreign women of all sorts and stepped-up into committing advance sacrilege by worshiping the baal gods of his foreign women. He had a total of 1000 women in his life; 700 wives and 300 concubines. King Solomon started off real good but ended terribly.
The above Bible story explains the Biblical and social fact that abinitio, an idle man has always being the devil's workshop.
Work, whether paid or unpaid is good for our health and well being. It contributes to our happiness, helps us to build confidence and self esteem, and eventually rewards us financially.
* It keeps us busy, challenges us and gives us the means to develop ourselves.
* It gives us sense of pride, identity and personal achievement.
* It enables us to socialize, build contacts and find support.
* It provides us with money to support ourselves and explore our interest.
* Our physical and mental health is generally improved through work.
Today, don't lazy about, make sure you're WORKING.
For the love of Children allover the world and Humanity, Enhancing Health and Well-being project was masterminded and hosted by members of the Catholic Youths Of Nigeria(Abacha Road Diocese). The idea was to touch lives, therefore thriving to make a difference.
This heart rendering event took place at St Rita's Catholic Church, Unity Estate Close, Abacha Road on the 27th day of May 2016. It was their own little way of giving back to the society.
Well, spiritual over taking has being legalized and it'll interest you to know that the youths of St. Rita are on their best behaviour this season.
The empowerment programme was targeted to touch the lives of malnourished children and their mothers in the region and effectively communicate to them the dangers and benefits of proper nutrition.
Volunteers among the Cyonites were raised and intensively trained prior to the grand outing in order to assist the resourced medical personnels who were sorted out by leaders of the volunteer team. This was to enable them carry out free Malaria, Hepatitis, Hiv and Nutrition test to community members who trooped-in in their numbers.
It was indeed a successful outing because awareness on every designated topic was effectively communicated, participants left the scene with hearty smiles and ultimately with the consciousness of their medical status.
Below are pictures from the outing, enjoy...
Member of the volunteer team getting it right
The Parish Priest, Rev Fr Stanley Aroh addressing the volunteer team
Mr Iyke Chianumba, Head of the Volunteer team doing what he knows how to do best
For the love of children
Some members of the volunteer team documenting the registration process
Awwh, the look on babygirl's face. lol
Mr Iyke Chianumba(Head of volunteer unit) and Mr Jude Okeke(President of Cyon, Abacha Road Diocese) smiling cheek to cheek.
More interesting pictures after the cut...
The Cyonites not only touched the lives of community members, they put smiles on the faces of children as well, in the spirit of the Children's Day Celebration.
The children sure had a swell outing
Cultural dance display from the lovely children of the Parish
Mr Godwin, Host of the event
Lmao, Legendary! What is Uncle Barney doing and what is Uncle Mickey searching for?