KEYS TO ACHIEVING THE GOOD LIFE – Timi Ologunoye

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
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Family Life – May 2012

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’s story

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 »


WHEN GOD BLESSES By TIMI OLOGUNOYE

April 6, 2012

“And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed”- Gen. 12:3

It is a wonderful feeling to be blessed and be a blessing to someone.

God has wonderful blessings and unlimited goodness as His stock in trade. It is God’s blessing that brings quality to our lives. It avails us the much needed prosperity, fruitfulness, family, nourishment, growth, nurture, love, and well-being that we require for the sufficiency of life’s necessities. Good enough, it is God’s desire that we receive His blessings and so when we ask Him to bless us, we are actually asking for what He desires to give us! “Ask and it shall be given you; seek and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For everyone that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.” Matt. 7:7-8. God daily loads us with His abundant blessings, hence the load of diverse testimonies we hear regularly in church. It is however; important to note that God’s blessings is not limited to finances alone, but includes every aspect of life. His greatest blessing is the forgiveness of sins! Romans 4:7-8 says, “Blessed are they whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered. Blessed is the man whose sin the Lord will never count against him.”

Often times when we are blessed, we Read the rest of this entry »


Family Life – March 2012

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 »


WALK IN THE LOVE OF GOD by TIMI OLOGUNOYE

March 6, 2012

Out of these three great forces that rule the world; faith, hope and love, the greatest is love (I Cor.13:13). Without any form of contradiction, love is definitely one of the greatest assets in a Christian’s life. The love of God is what it takes to fulfill destiny in a grand style. Every genuine lover of God ends up a high-flyer.

Oxford Dictionary defines love as deep affection or fondness. You cannot be in love and not know it. Many are faking the thing we call ‘love’ today. Real love is practical and unpretentious. Not love to be seen or to be known but love that emanates directly from the heart. The Bible says “God is love”. That is, God is not faith but God is love and the more of God’s nature you carry, the more superior life you live. We recognise that love is one of the fruits of the Spirit, but when you are baptised in the Holy Ghost, there is a stirring up of that good quality in your life because love empowerment is one of the vital ministries of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit causes the love of God to burst forth on your inside for profitable living. He comes in like a catalyst and causes a supernatural eruption of the nature of God in you.

Love is the predominant nature of God. Rom.5:5 say, Read the rest of this entry »


Family Life – February 2012

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.

Segun’s Story

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 »


EFFECTING CHANGE THROUGH PRAYER by Timi Ologunoye

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 »