Friday, 28 November 2014

He Deserves Your Thanks!

It is very easy sometimes to get so overwhelmed with life's challenges to the point that we pay little or no attention to the good things going on around us. Amidst life's daily challenges, it's very important to look inward and find reasons to be happy and thankful. No matter how bad you think your situation is, there are so many things you can thank God for. Still wondering what those things are? Let me give you some good examples (1)You have life (2) You have got eyes to read this blog post (3) You are educated enough to read this as well (4) You have a roof over your head (5) You are not on the road begging for food to eat etc. Don't we humans take things like these for granted? Look around you or better still switch on your TV and see how many people are suffering daily either as a result of war or poverty. 

My dear friends, take a moment to ponder on the goodness of God in your life...If you are thoughtful, you will be so thankful! You are not better than those lying critically ill on the hospital bed or those who cannot afford to feed but God in His infinite mercies has given you all these things you take for granted and you ought to appreciate Him for them.

As the Americans celebrate thanksgiving, a vital question keeps running through my mind "What am I thankful for?". I am thankful for who I am in Christ Jesus! It's amazing that God can love a naughty girl like me and then  make me righteous despite my inconsistencies. I am thankful for my family, it has not been easy for us these past years but God has been our father, our strength and shield. I am thankful for all my loved ones, cousins and friends who have been a blessing to me in many ways. I am thankful for my RCCG, PSF and GMC family, it feels good having a  Christian family who truly care about you. I am thankful for my job and amazing team, trust me when I say working with them is like working with family. I am thankful for who I am today and what I will be tomorrow because I know He who began a good work in me is able to complete it! 

Let everything that has breath, praise The Lord ! (Psalm 150:6)

Thursday, 27 November 2014

D.I.Y Christianity ! Do It Yourself!!!

"It was the work of the devil, he tempted me. Trust me I never meant to do it" . How many times have you said something closely related? I have, and I've also heard many people say stuffs like that but if we were to be honest with ourselves, we will realise that many times we lie at the devil. The devil doesnt force you to sin, he doesnt make you commit the sin either! Rather he tempts and makes sin look so good just so you can fall for it. That is why the bible says "...Resist the devil, and he will flee from you." (James 4:7). You have a responsibility to resist the devil if not he'll fulfill his 3 fold ministry in your life which is to steal, kill & destroy your future. 

Christianity is a personal thing therefore it is your responsibility to work out every inch of your salvation! Many times you ask Christians why they backslided, they tell you stuff like "My parents were not good examples" or "My church members were hypocrites" or "My Pastor was fake, he couldn't even preach the bible well" or " My youth group members didn't show me love" etc. C'mon, grow up! You can't keep blaming people for your problems or keep pointing accusing fingers at people for the sins you committed yourself . You are responsible for your actions and on judgement day God will judge you ALONE based on the work of your hands. "And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works." Revelation 20:12 

D.I.Y Christianity is the way forward dear friends!  If you keep waiting for your pastor, parents, teachers, youth leaders and friends to help you live a life pleasing unto God and to grow spiritually , you won't go as far as God wants you to. So DO IT YOURSELF,work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, get your personal relationship with God going, fight your own spiritual wars and keep serving God even when everyone around you chooses not to. Philippians 2:12 "Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling." 

Love you all with the love of God, have a blessed week and remain blessed