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A ‘yes’ face!

‘LOVE…IS NOT IRRITABLE OR TOUCHY…’ 1 CORINTHIANS 13:4-5 TLB 

Chuck Swindoll writes, ‘The most significant decision I make each day is my choice of an attitude. When my attitudes are right there’s no barrier too high, no valley too deep, no dream too extreme, no challenge too great for me.’ If you believe that you will take charge of your emotions, begin to focus on what’s good, and reject anything that makes you a petty, bitter person. And your face will say ‘Yes.’ One day President Thomas Jefferson and a group of companions were travelling across the country on horseback. They came to a river that had overflowed its banks because of a recent downpour. The river had washed away the bridge so each rider was forced to cross it on horseback, fighting for his life against the currents. This caused a traveller who was not part of the group to step aside and watch. After several riders had plunged in and made it to the other side, the stranger asked if President Jefferson would carry him acr…

A ‘yes’ face!

‘LOVE…IS NOT IRRITABLE OR TOUCHY…’ 1 CORINTHIANS 13:4-5 TLB 

Chuck Swindoll writes, ‘The most significant decision I make each day is my choice of an attitude. When my attitudes are right there’s no barrier too high, no valley too deep, no dream too extreme, no challenge too great for me.’ If you believe that you will take charge of your emotions, begin to focus on what’s good, and reject anything that makes you a petty, bitter person. And your face will say ‘Yes.’ One day President Thomas Jefferson and a group of companions were travelling across the country on horseback. They came to a river that had overflowed its banks because of a recent downpour. The river had washed away the bridge so each rider was forced to cross it on horseback, fighting for his life against the currents. This caused a traveller who was not part of the group to step aside and watch. After several riders had plunged in and made it to the other side, the stranger asked if President Jefferson would carry him acr…

Shout ‘wonderful’

‘LOVE…ALWAYS HOPES, ALWAYS PERSEVERES…NEVER FAILS…’ 1 CORINTHIANS 13:6-8 NIV

When you meet someone who needs encouragement, give it to them! Why? Because more people die of broken hearts than swelled heads. And that’s true whether they live in a mansion or a mud hut. The story is told of a little boy who wanted to play darts with his father. He said, ‘Come on, Dad, let’s play darts. I’ll throw, and you shout “wonderful!’’ You may smile, but we tend to become what the most important people in our lives think of us. So think the best, believe the best, and express the best toward them – for your words are helping to shape their destiny. And remember, change happens by inches, not miles! You didn’t get there overnight and they won’t either. Even when change seems simple, it’s rarely ever easy. The only way we can break old habits is to form new ones – and that takes time and practice – lots of it! You can’t tell people something just once and expect them to get it. No, they need to hear …

Shout ‘wonderful’

‘LOVE…ALWAYS HOPES, ALWAYS PERSEVERES…NEVER FAILS…’ 1 CORINTHIANS 13:6-8 NIV

When you meet someone who needs encouragement, give it to them! Why? Because more people die of broken hearts than swelled heads. And that’s true whether they live in a mansion or a mud hut. The story is told of a little boy who wanted to play darts with his father. He said, ‘Come on, Dad, let’s play darts. I’ll throw, and you shout “wonderful!’’ You may smile, but we tend to become what the most important people in our lives think of us. So think the best, believe the best, and express the best toward them – for your words are helping to shape their destiny. And remember, change happens by inches, not miles! You didn’t get there overnight and they won’t either. Even when change seems simple, it’s rarely ever easy. The only way we can break old habits is to form new ones – and that takes time and practice – lots of it! You can’t tell people something just once and expect them to get it. No, they need to hear …

Family matters (2)

‘…BEARING WITH ONE ANOTHER IN LOVE…KEEP THE UNITY OF THE SPIRIT…’ EPHESIANS 4:2-3 NKJ 

Nearing the end of his life, when he should have been preparing to bless his sons Simeon and Levi, Jacob told them: ‘ ”I…curse…you because of your…anger…“ ’ (Genesis 49:7 CEV). But their behaviour should have been no surprise; after all, the apple never falls far from the tree! The fact is, Jacob had already shaped them by his own example when he deceived his father (see Genesis 27) and his father-in-law (see Genesis 30), and his mother facilitated the deception. Behavioural patterns are passed from generation to generation, and ‘ “…a house divided against itself will fall” ’ (Luke 11:17 NIV). Mum, Dad, your actions and attitudes will either bless or blight your children. So ‘Teach [them]…the right path…’ (Proverbs 22:6 TLB). Otherwise they’ll inherit more than just your eye colour, they’ll end up with your emotional disposition and volatility! Don’t involve your children in your marital disputes. So…

Family matters (2)

‘…BEARING WITH ONE ANOTHER IN LOVE…KEEP THE UNITY OF THE SPIRIT…’ EPHESIANS 4:2-3 NKJ 

Nearing the end of his life, when he should have been preparing to bless his sons Simeon and Levi, Jacob told them: ‘ ”I…curse…you because of your…anger…“ ’ (Genesis 49:7 CEV). But their behaviour should have been no surprise; after all, the apple never falls far from the tree! The fact is, Jacob had already shaped them by his own example when he deceived his father (see Genesis 27) and his father-in-law (see Genesis 30), and his mother facilitated the deception. Behavioural patterns are passed from generation to generation, and ‘ “…a house divided against itself will fall” ’ (Luke 11:17 NIV). Mum, Dad, your actions and attitudes will either bless or blight your children. So ‘Teach [them]…the right path…’ (Proverbs 22:6 TLB). Otherwise they’ll inherit more than just your eye colour, they’ll end up with your emotional disposition and volatility! Don’t involve your children in your marital disputes. So…

Family matters (1)

‘…BEARING WITH ONE ANOTHER IN LOVE…KEEP THE UNITY OF THE SPIRIT…’ EPHESIANS 4:2-3 NKJ

When it’s easier to talk to outsiders than it is to your own family, something’s wrong. Your family should be a support system – a safety net to catch you when you fall. We like to visualise ‘family’ as a hard-working dad, a stay-at-home mum, two children, a dog, and a house with a fence. But for many people family means money problems, troubled kids and warring spouses. That’s why Paul writes: ‘…walk…with…longsuffering, bearing with one another in love…keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.’ (Ephesians 4:1-3 NKJ). It takes a big dose of grace to make it all work! So start praying for your kids, instead of just setting boundaries that create distance between you when you don’t see eye to eye. You won’t always agree, but you must learn to respect each other. When God said, ‘Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it’ (Proverbs 22:6 NIV), He didn’t say…

Family matters (1)

‘…BEARING WITH ONE ANOTHER IN LOVE…KEEP THE UNITY OF THE SPIRIT…’ EPHESIANS 4:2-3 NKJ

When it’s easier to talk to outsiders than it is to your own family, something’s wrong. Your family should be a support system – a safety net to catch you when you fall. We like to visualise ‘family’ as a hard-working dad, a stay-at-home mum, two children, a dog, and a house with a fence. But for many people family means money problems, troubled kids and warring spouses. That’s why Paul writes: ‘…walk…with…longsuffering, bearing with one another in love…keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.’ (Ephesians 4:1-3 NKJ). It takes a big dose of grace to make it all work! So start praying for your kids, instead of just setting boundaries that create distance between you when you don’t see eye to eye. You won’t always agree, but you must learn to respect each other. When God said, ‘Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it’ (Proverbs 22:6 NIV), He didn’t say…

SHE “MARRIED” HERSELF WITHOUT A HUSBAND - 4

BASIC SCRIPTURES: JOHN 3:16;ISAIAH 19: 1-17 
It was Albert Camus who wrote: In the dept of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer. And then, Oswald Avery penned: “Whenever you fall pick something up.”That means that in any condition you find yourself in life, make the best of it instead of crying, whining, blaming others or yourself, pitying yourself, or indulging in thought of secret anger against God! Oh, Thank God For Last Wednesday’s Message’s Reminder That Imperfect You (And Not The Perfect Angels) Is The Battle-axe Of The Creator Of The Universe! Listen to this: God knows that a blunt battle – axe will be a disgrace to Him on the day of battle, so some battles that you are going through are from God, who is sharpening His Battle – axe (you)! WOB’T YOU ALLOW GOD TO SHARPEN HIS BATTLE AXE (YOU)? Did He not tell Isaiah that he (Isaiah) was a polished shaft hidden in Jehovah’s quiver (a bag containing arrows)? – Isaiah 49:2. That means that Isaiah and by i…

SHE “MARRIED” HERSELF WITHOUT A HUSBAND - 4

BASIC SCRIPTURES: JOHN 3:16;ISAIAH 19: 1-17 
It was Albert Camus who wrote: In the dept of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer. And then, Oswald Avery penned: “Whenever you fall pick something up.”That means that in any condition you find yourself in life, make the best of it instead of crying, whining, blaming others or yourself, pitying yourself, or indulging in thought of secret anger against God! Oh, Thank God For Last Wednesday’s Message’s Reminder That Imperfect You (And Not The Perfect Angels) Is The Battle-axe Of The Creator Of The Universe! Listen to this: God knows that a blunt battle – axe will be a disgrace to Him on the day of battle, so some battles that you are going through are from God, who is sharpening His Battle – axe (you)! WOB’T YOU ALLOW GOD TO SHARPEN HIS BATTLE AXE (YOU)? Did He not tell Isaiah that he (Isaiah) was a polished shaft hidden in Jehovah’s quiver (a bag containing arrows)? – Isaiah 49:2. That means that Isaiah and by i…

SHE “MARRIED” HERSELF WITHOUT A HUSBAND - 3

SHE “MARRIED” HERSELF WITHOUT A HUSBAND - 3

SHE “MARRIED” HERSELF WITHOUT A HUSBAND - 2

BASIC SCRIPTURES: JOHN 3:16,  JEREMIAH 51:17-23

Re – collect the devotional story of yesterday – Chen Ching, 45, the Taiwanese doctor who celebrated her own wedding without a husband. Yesterday’s devotional write-up ended thus: “The devil wants you to hate yourself because he knows that you cannot express the love of the Father to the outside world if you have not received the love of the Father into your inside world (your heart and life).” The Holy Ghost wants to use today’s devotional to reveal more of the operations of Satan against your devotional to reveal more of the operations of Satan against your decoration this year! Hear this: Satan wants you to hate yourself because He knows that you cannot preach the gospel of the love Christ if you do not know that love.He knows that his time is short and he will do all he can to stop this world from partaking of the sacrificial love of your father, God. He knows that God has no one to use but you (you are the temple of the Holy Ghost). …

SHE “MARRIED” HERSELF WITHOUT A HUSBAND - 2

BASIC SCRIPTURES: JOHN 3:16,  JEREMIAH 51:17-23

Re – collect the devotional story of yesterday – Chen Ching, 45, the Taiwanese doctor who celebrated her own wedding without a husband. Yesterday’s devotional write-up ended thus: “The devil wants you to hate yourself because he knows that you cannot express the love of the Father to the outside world if you have not received the love of the Father into your inside world (your heart and life).” The Holy Ghost wants to use today’s devotional to reveal more of the operations of Satan against your devotional to reveal more of the operations of Satan against your decoration this year! Hear this: Satan wants you to hate yourself because He knows that you cannot preach the gospel of the love Christ if you do not know that love.He knows that his time is short and he will do all he can to stop this world from partaking of the sacrificial love of your father, God. He knows that God has no one to use but you (you are the temple of the Holy Ghost). …
HEAR THE SONG BEFORE THE MUSIC ENDS!(1)


Many times we go through life as if it was a race and do not take the time to enjoy today. Most people can play a good music without hearing the song! We should not waste the present by waiting for the future to come before we start enjoying and getting the best out of our life. I knew a man who was saving money for future pleasure and was treking instead of driving a car. It was after he died that his wealth was discovered! After his burial, the first thing his son bought was a car! The Bible says we should not think about tomorrow because tomorrow will take care of itself, rather we should appreciate our time together.
One day, I thought about all those women on the Titanic ship who refused some delicacies at dinner that fateful night in an effort to cut back. Had they known they would die, probably, they might have enjoyed every bit of their money in that ship! From then on, I’ve tried to be a little more flexible.

Life has a way of accelerati…
HEAR THE SONG BEFORE THE MUSIC ENDS!(1)


Many times we go through life as if it was a race and do not take the time to enjoy today. Most people can play a good music without hearing the song! We should not waste the present by waiting for the future to come before we start enjoying and getting the best out of our life. I knew a man who was saving money for future pleasure and was treking instead of driving a car. It was after he died that his wealth was discovered! After his burial, the first thing his son bought was a car! The Bible says we should not think about tomorrow because tomorrow will take care of itself, rather we should appreciate our time together.
One day, I thought about all those women on the Titanic ship who refused some delicacies at dinner that fateful night in an effort to cut back. Had they known they would die, probably, they might have enjoyed every bit of their money in that ship! From then on, I’ve tried to be a little more flexible.

Life has a way of accelerati…