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DIVINE INTERVENTION THROUGH PRAISES

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A story was narrated by Pastor E. A. Adeboye about a man and his family that won a visa lottery and travelled to the United States of America. Unfortunately, the visa lottery was canceled on their arrival to U.S.A. They went to the accommodation provided for them beforehand. Throughout that week, there was hunger strike in their home. The man could not bear the crying of his children and he decided to go to the library to read just to avoid the ugly situation at home. Immediately he left, his wife remembered what her pastor told them:  “If you try prayer and prayer didn’t work, try praise”.  In that moment, she picked her tambourine and began to sing and praise God. At that point, some evangelists in America preached to their apartment. After preaching, the woman said, “We don’t have anything at home, if we had, I would have offered you.”  To confirm her statement, the evangelist went to search the kitchen and opened their refrigerator but they could not find any soft drink or foodstuff. They inquired from the woman and she told them how they terminated their visa lottery on their arrival to America. The evangelists left and returned back within a short time with foodstuffs and loaded the woman’s refrigerator with all sources of food items. They equally gave the man and his wife a job offer in the United States of America. It was a misery but God turn it into a miracle.

A wise man said, “Prayers move mountain but praises move God.” When Paul and Silas praised God in the prison yard, the unexpected happened. Through worship and praises, three nations (Moab, Ammon and Mount Seir) bow before King Jehoshaphat (2nd Chronicles 20). No wonder Saint Augustine declared, “He who sings, prays twice.” It takes influence to have access into the office of a president but for you to have access into the throne of God, you must involve in worship and praises.

Benson Idahosa said, “When human beings disappoint you, God will appoint you.” In the journey of life, government may fail but God can never fail. For you to succeed in life, you must not base your destiny on human assurance but on divine backing. At the time of challenges, parallel relationship with human beings may fail but vertical relationship with God can never fail.

Remember: the eagles only gathered where there is carcass. Likewise, we can only experience the glory of God in the midst of worship and praises. Psalm 150:1-5 says:

“Praise you the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power. Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness. Praise him with the sound of cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals. Let everything that has breadth praise the lord. Praise ye the lord.”

THE INFLUENCE OF POSITIVE PRESSURE

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In one of his video message, Sam Adeyemi narrated a story about a certain man that died and the villagers prepared the ground but because it was dark, they decided to embalm him till the following morning. Meanwhile, there was a drunkard that was passing through that road on that particular night, and all of a sudden, he fell into the grave. (more…)

Challenges as a Stepping Stone

CHALLENGES AS A STEPPING-STONE

In one of Joyce Meyer’s books, she told a story about a donkey that fell into a deep ditch. After much efforts to remove it but they could not, the owner concluded that the best solution was to bury the donkey in the ditch. Having realized that the donkey was aged, his colleagues decided to join him to bury the donkey since they could not get the donkey out of the ditch. As they throw a shovel full of dirt into the ditch, the donkey quickly shook it off and climb higher.  They kept trying to bury the donkey but the more they tried, the more the donkey shook it off and climb higher. Within a short time, the donkey used the heap of dirt as a stepping stone and matched out of the well.   (more…)

IT IS ONLY THOSE THAT PERSIST THAT CAN EXIST

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Sam Adeyemi noted, “Things do not always work out the first time you try.” It is through experimentation that you gain experience. The scripture says, “He that endures to the end shall be saved” (Matthew 24:13). In other words, he that give-up shall be perished. Human beings are not created to be a quitter but to be a winner. Champions don’t bend to the challenges and difficulties of life.  We were created with the image and likeness of God; therefore, we have the power to conquer and dominate in every situation we encounter. (more…)

THE PARADOX OF LIFE

The following are the dialogue between John and Eric as they sat down in a restaurant, sipping two bottles of Malta Guinea:

JOHN: My peers are gaining admission

My peers are graduating from higher institution

My peers are receiving promotion

My peers are travelling abroad

My peers are buying cars

ERIC: Oh! That is true: but also remember that:

Some of your peers are in hospital bed

Some of your peers are dead

Some of your peers are homeless

Some of your peers are incarcerated

Some of your peers are famished

THE CONCLUSION:  We should appreciate God in any situation we find ourselves while we are aspiring for a better life. Sir, it is not that you know how to do it or you are wise. You succeeded because it’s your time. “The most dangerous person on earth is the one whose time has come” – Natty.  Spiritually, physically, materially and otherwise, you may not be where you aspire to be but you are not in where you used to be. God is taking each and every one of us to somewhere in life; but it is a process.  By His grace, we shall get there very soon. Don’t be anxious and envious of others. It was Benson Idahosa that said, “Anxiety and anxiousness is a sign that God is not with you.” Destiny is personal, not competition. www.abmotivation.com

THREE DIMENSIONAL BELIEFS

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I remember reading a book about a renowned preacher from the country of Bahamas that was living among the white. One day, the white people rejected him because he has a dark skin. Then, he was just a teenager. He cried and went to report to his parent. His parent disagreed with the opinion of white people and assured him that he would become great in life. He believed his parent’s opinion. Few years after, he became a great inspirational preacher.

(1.) Belief in God: People have a way of becoming what you encourage them to be. To succeed in life, you must believe in God. If God says you are going to be great in life, don’t listen to the negative opinion of those around you. Hold on to the word of God and at the appointed time, your destiny will manifest. The scripture says, “If the foundation is destroyed, what could the righteous do?” The righteous may not do anything but God can do something. God specializes in impossible situations. Ralph Waldo Emerson Said, “They conquer who believe they can.”

(2.) Parental belief: Parents should learn how to build their children’s self-esteem rather than destroying it. It is a popular saying that charity begins at home. Decency, self-esteem, moral principles, spiritual values, good behavior and character also begin at home. Dr. Ben Carson became the greatest neurosurgeon in the world because he believed in the positive advice his parent gave to him. Although he came from a broken home, his parent did not allow that to affect his mentality. When you believe in your parent’s opinion about your life, you become transparent in your generation.

(3.) Personal belief: Samson Siasia said, “In the game of life, there is only one rule: believe in yourself because nothing can stand on the way of a man who believes in himself.” To fulfill your destiny, you must believe in yourself. Don’t pay attention to the negative things people say about you; they are not your God. The scripture says: You are created with the image and likeness of God (Genesis 1:26). Don’t use your past life to judge your future. Psalm 139:14 declares, “I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” You are created by God to fulfill a definite purpose. Don’t look down on yourself. You have ability to fulfill your destiny. Whether you are short or tall, fat or slim, dark or fair, just believe in yourself and you will do great things in life. According to Mark 9: 23: “Everything is possible to him that believes.” Just believe and God will do the rest at the appointed time.

WISDOM BANK: In the game of life, there is only one rule: believe in yourself because nothing can stand on the way of a man who believes in himself
TEXT: John 2:3-11

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NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

(1.) Cybercrime And Facebook Impersonation: “It is not good to copy people; if you copy people, you stop being an original” – Dr. Daniel Olukoya. There are so many photocopies on social media that like to imitate and copy what others are doing.  Through facebook, twitter, what’s app and 2go, a lot of young people connect to strangers they don’t know. Unfortunately, 60% of what people see on social media is not true. (more…)

KEEPNING YOUR NEW YEAR RESOLUTION

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Sometime ago, in the north, a young man approached me and said, “I want to quit smoking.” After making the New Year resolution, he told me to be monitoring him, to ensure that he didn’t go back to his old habit. I agreed with him. On a particular day, in the second month of that year, as I was coming from outside, I saw a stick of cigarette in his hand with a puff and I exclaimed, “Guy, you’ve broken your new year resolution.” He smiled and replied, “Abraham, don’t mind me; I will quit next year.” (more…)

The Power of Preparation

Power of Preparation

Power of Preparation

“But when it please God, who separated me from my mother’s womb and called me by his grace, to reveal his son in me that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately, I conferred not with fresh and blood: neither went I up to Jerusalem to them which were apostles before me; but I went to Arabia, and returned again unto Damascus. Then after 3 years, I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and abode with him 15 days” – Galatians 1:15-18 (KJV). (more…)

PUT DIGNITY ON YOURSELF

DignityIn one of our NCCF state conference in Sokoto State, a pastor told us a story about a lady that sneaked out of NYSC camp and came to stand by the road side. A young boy came with a car, picked her up, took her to a hotel and slept with her. Two weeks after posting, she discovered that the boy was an SS 2 student in her place of primary assignment. What a shame!

Pastor Tunde Bakare declared, “If you don’t put a price on yourself, people will price you cheap.”  Ninety percent (90%) of ladies and guys, who maintain their moral standard at home, defile themselves when they get to higher institution. Ninety Eight (98%) of ladies and guys who maintain purity in Campus because of Campus fellowship, stain their garment during NYSC. (more…)