February 6, 2012
Sometimes, we take decisions that are far-reaching and could have detrimental effects on our lives as well as the lives of those whom we say we love. Many people, who have experienced emotional wounds and are in pain, have had those wounds inflicted by their “loved ones”. Much harm has been done all in the name of love.
My wife, Nike, lost her mother when she was ten years old. Nike was the youngest child and the only daughter of her parents. My father-in-law who was in his early thirties when his wife died never remarried; he poured all his energy and love into his children. He treated all his children equally but everybody knew Nike was the apple of his eyes.
I met Nike when we were both in university in England. I really liked Nike and thankfully, Read the rest of this entry »
February 6, 2012
Every month is designed for something new. The month of February is usually known for fasting and prayers in the Redeemed Christian church of God. You have seen some glories before; but God is saying ‘An unusual change is going to happen to you this month’. Remember not the former things, behold, I will do a new thing (Isa.43:19). May the new thing reserved for this month show forth in your life as you faithfully fast and pray through the remaining 25days of February.
Many have always had this wrong assumption that one doesn’t need to learn how to pray, that you learn how to pray by praying. You must understand that skill is a fundamental requirement in any field of human endeavour. Every assignment requires some form of training to make it happen, whether formal or informal. This is why Jesus’ disciples told their master, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples” (Lk. 11:1). In like manner, we need to be taught how to pray. It is not the length of prayer that determines its effectiveness, but the quality of prayers; and you need knowledge to pray quality prayers. The Bible says in James 4:3 “Ye ask, and receive not because ye ask amiss”. That means there is a right way to ask. You need to press the right buttons for your prayers to be answered.
The altar of prayer is the altar of change. Read the rest of this entry »