May 6, 2012
“Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt has lost his savor, wherewith shall it be salted? It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid” Matt. 5:13-14.
The good life is the kind of life that anyone would like to live. It is a goal and a dream that both kings and common men alike seek after. The desire of everyone in every generation. For many, ‘the good life’ is all about happiness and all that comes with it such as material prosperity, pleasure and popularity but Jesus in Luke 12:15 discredited this claim when “He said unto them, ” Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth”. You will notice that the most wealthy and famous people are not always the happiest.
So, what is a good life? Find below twelve (12) powerful keys that can help you achieve the good life that you seek:
1. Be ever grateful
Life is a privilege not a right and therefore you must remain grateful for the gift of everyday. Gratitude is the flight to altitude and you can never drop in altitude unless you drop in gratitude. You cannot stop gaining altitude unless you stop expressing gratitude. Gratitude teaches contentment which cheaply qualifies you for next lifting. It destroys pride and is the key to continuous supply of grace. Grateful people are never ambitious or contentious. Because they realized that they didn’t struggle to arrive where they are and will never have to climb up the next level by themselves.
2.Live Right, Walk Right
Rather than struggling to impress people, Read the rest of this entry »
May 6, 2012
The courtship period is a time to make discoveries about the person you hope to marry. It is crucial during this period that you ascertain whether you are compatible with the person spiritually, emotionally, intellectually and socially.
Ade gave his life to Christ as a teenager in secondary school. He was regular at all fellowship meetings in school and imbibed the teachings of their Chaplain, which bordered on values such as integrity and abstinence from sex before marriage. A naturally bright young man, Ade never cheated in exams and neither was he really interested in ladies. He remained a virgin throughout his secondary school days.
When he gained admission into the university, Ade found that it was a different story entirely where ladies were concerned. He found himself attracted to ladies and being a young man with a good mix of intelligence, decent looks, courtesy and a sense of humour, ladies were drawn to him. He had more than his fair share of female friends and temptations began to arise.
In one instance, he met a lady, during a semester break, with whom he became friendly. The friendlier they became, the more attractive he found her and it soon became obvious to him that the attraction was mutual.
However, he became uncomfortable with his feelings for the lady as he Read the rest of this entry »
March 6, 2012
When a man desires a woman, he would give anything and say anything to make her give her body to him. Sometimes innocent ladies and even guys don’t know what is going on when members of the opposite sex, especially those they hold in high regard, approach them with lies.
One cannot afford to be ignorant of some of the sly approaches that men and women alike, use to lure others into pre-marital sex. Beneath are a few of these approaches and the right response to them.
The “Love” Approach: This is about the most common of the approaches. Here the guy or the lady equates sex with love and says, “If you love me, you will have sex with me”. The attempt here is to make the other party feel bad about not yielding to sexual pressure. The right response to this is to say, “If you love me you will Read the rest of this entry »
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 »
January 6, 2012
Friend, it’s our privilege to specially welcome you to 2012: Our year of “New things”. You may ask, “What is special about 2012”? Our General Overseer says it is a year in which God will surprise you. There’s a revolution on the way for you this year-the architect of heaven and earth is coming down on earth to change your story in one single year! Something is about to burst forth! Something better than you had last year! Something good, great and glorious! God has assured us, that this is going to be a year where new things in your life will make news all round the year. God will shed light over every area of your destiny – destroying whatever face of covering the enemy has cast over you, wiping away all tears from your eyes (Isaiah 25:7).
The sovereign God, the great and unlimited God who cannot be matched in power and authority (Isaiah 43:10-11) is set to do for each and every one of us a “New thing”. In 2012:
- God is about to surprise you! Those who said you have reached your limit are about to meet the greatest surprise of their lives!
- Early in 2012, God will give you a revelation that will change your life forever! Read the rest of this entry »
November 13, 2011
“Next to the idea of God, the idea of heaven is the greatest idea that has ever entered into the heart of man, woman, or child”- Professor Peter Kreeft.
All men, lost or saved, have a God given sense of something beyond this life.
What comes to your mind when Heaven is mentioned? What do you think Heaven will be like? Have you ever wondered? What do you know about Heaven? Have you ever been there? If you were asked about what and where Heaven is, what would you say? How would you explain or describe it? Does the thought about Heaven get you depressed at times? Be honest with yourself.
Do you long to go to Heaven? I think that most of us would respond with a loud YES. “To depart and be with Christ is far better than staying on a sin cursed earth” (Phil. 1:23) but why is everyone afraid of death? Tragically, there are many who will like to go to heaven but will never get there. “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven(Matt.7:21,NIV) and to remain indifferent to this fact is Read the rest of this entry »