Saturday, December 31, 2016

Relax, God's got 2017 figured out for you

Hi, welcome to 2017! Happy New Year to you and all that are yours!Excited as I am for the New Year? You should, because it's going to be your best year yet.And no, I'm not saying that just to make you feel good. Nah. I mean it and I believe it. It shall be your best year yet. You should believe it too regardless of what you see, or what the news reports say about 2017, or the projections of economic 'experts'. It shall be your best year yet!"...but the word which they heard did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in those who heard it" - Hebrews 4:2.

Friday, December 23, 2016

One last surprise awaits you!

There may only be a few days left to the end of 2016, the remaining few days translating to only some hours (it may seem), which appears to not be much time for something great to happen this year.

But trust me, and I really believe this, there's still, at least, one last surprise left for someone somewhere who is still holding on to God's promises!

There's still, at least, one last surprise for someone somewhere who still believes...for someone who hasn't drawn the curtain on the year, and say, "that's it for 2016"!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

For when you feel like giving up || Becky Olorunpomi

It may surprise some, but Jesus actually almost gave up on dying for humanity...
As the time drew near for the fulfilment of His purpose on earth, He must have had a glimpse of the sorrow, suffering, pain and all of the sacrifice...and He almost gave up.
But thank God He did not! God encouraged and strengthened Him, and He went on to pay the ultimate price for us all.
Similarly, sometimes, we can come to a point in life where what lies ahead seems too daunting; we need not fear or dread, all we need is get into "Gethsemane" and draw some strength...Becky shares more insight with us in this wonderful piece...
"And He was withdrawn from them about a stone's throw, and He knelt down and prayed, saying, "Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done." Then an angel appeared to Him from heaven, strengthening Him. And being in agony, He prayed more earnestly. Then His sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground" (Luke 22:41-44).

Whenever I read this verse of Scriptures, I get amazed. And here's why....
If there ever was anyone in life who understood his purpose on earth perfectly, it was Jesus.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Don't draw the curtain just yet, a lot can still happen

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"Is anything too hard for the Lord?" - Genesis 18:14.

As I begin to write this, time check is 6:23 am on Monday, December 12, 2016; and since there are 31 days in the month, it means that there are still 19 more days and about 18 hours remaining before the month and, by extension, the year runs out.

What does this mean? Let me break this down further...

Each of those remaining 19 days in 2016 has 24 hours in them, (including at least 12 hours in today, depending on when you read this)...right?

Now, that's 24 hours multiplied by 19 days, which gives you 456 hours.

Also, each hour in the 456 hours left in the year has 60 minutes, true?...that's 456 multiplied by 60 which gives us 27,360 minutes...

Should I go on breaking it down further?

Each minute in the 27,360 minutes has 60 seconds...that's 27,360 times 60; do the math, what do you get?

A whooping 1,641,600!

That's at least, One Million, Six Hundred and Forty One Thousand, Six Hundred seconds still left in the year...

What's the point of all this?
Who says 2016 is gone and nothing can still happen?
Who says it is over when the Lord hasn't said so?

Who says that thing you've been chasing and asking God for since the beginning of the year cannot happen within the remaining days of this year?

There's still time

If you ask me, there is still a lot of time for something great to happen for you this 2016. So, don't lose your hope just yet...

Don't back down just yet...
Don't give up just yet...
Don't draw the curtain on the year just yet...
Something great...scratch that...A LOT of great things can still happen for you this just have to BELIEVE.

How do I know this?
Answer this: Is anything too hard for the Lord?

Zacchaeus was a man that sinned all his life, cheating others to enrich himself...until one day, yes ONE DAY, it all changed for him and his household. One day, HE ENCOUNTERED SALVATION, and EVERYTHING changed....from inside out. Just. One. Day. And we have 19 more days...

The Samaritan woman that Jesus met by the well in John 4 had, for the most of her life, been thirsty, lost, confused, lacking direction; she had had five husbands (that should be a record of some sort!) ...until one day she ENCOUNTERED THE LIVING WATER and EVERYTHING changed for her. ONE DAY. And we have 19 more...

Saul, who later became Paul and went on to write 13 (14 if you count Hebrews) books of the New Testament, was a Pharisee, a hater and great persecutor of Christians, a murderer until one day he ENCOUNTERED THE LIGHT FROM HEAVEN and EVERYTHING changed for him...

I could go on...

One day is enough for God to change EVERYTHING for you and your household... One day - 24 hours, 1,440 minutes, 86,400 seconds...that is a lot of time.

And we have 19 more days - 456 hours, 27,360 minutes, over 1.6 million seconds... That, my friends, is a lot of time for God to do a lot for you this year.

Don't draw the curtain on the year just yet...
Don't throw in the towel just yet...
Seek His face again, and draw strength for one final push...push with faith this time, and you'd surely see results.
Don't lose hope just yet, a lot can still happen this year.
I believe it for me. You should believe it for you

Is anything too hard for the Lord?

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

How to overcome temptation || Stella Ndukaife

How can you tell true gold from counterfeit? Subject it to a test? I think so, too. If you do not put it through a real test (that is, through fire), the gold could keep "parading" itself as authentic when it's only substandard.

Similarly, as God's children, we would be tested through trials and temptations...the great news however is that we can overcome every and any temptation we face.

Besides, our God has assured us that He would not allow us face temptations beyond the capacity He knows we have, and that even in the midst of the temptation, He'd provide an escape route...we indeed have nothing to dread, God's got us covered!

In this post by Stella Ifeoma Ndukaife (of Ella's Haven Blog), she shares with us how we can overcome temptations...