Archive | August 2013

DEAL WITH THAT GIANT NOW!

David-Vs-Goliath  

As Goliath moved closer to attack, David quickly ran out to meet him. – (1 Samuel 17:48)

Goliath looked like a formidable giant on the battlefield. But consider this: he wasn’t always a giant. Goliath was a man after all, which means that he once was a baby. (He must have been a beast of a baby!) With the passing of time, he became a toddler. The toddler became a child. The child became a teen. The teen became a man. And in time, he became a giant of a man.

The giants in our lives usually start out small too. Often they begin with an attitude that says, I can handle this. It is just a drink here and there. It is just having one with the guys after work. It is just a glass of wine with Italian food. Then, after a while, it is a drink to unwind at the end of a long day. Then it is having a drink in the morning. Pretty soon, it is not being able to get through the day without a drink. People who don’t plan on ending up this way end up this way.

Like Goliath, our giants start small, and they get big. That little area we thought we had control of now has control of us. That little thing that once was a pest has now become a relentless giant, and we don’t know how to defeat it. We don’t know how to bring it down.

The problem is that if we tolerate a giant, he will take over our territory. He will come right up on our doorstep.

HOW DO WE DEAL WITH THAT?

WE DON’T NEGOTIATE WITH HIM,

WE DON’T YELL AT HIM nor RUN FROM HIM.

WE ATTACK AND KILL HIM!!

THAT IS HOW TO DEAL WITH A GIANT.

In God’s strength, David defeated his giant. And so can you.

( Credit: Greg Laurie- lightsource.com)

THE 5FINGER PRAYER

FIVE PRAYER HAND

This is a 5 simple and effective steps you can adopt as part of your prayer bulletins. in situations where you do not know where to start praying from (which do occur at times), pray based on the following. Spent enough quality time praying for the salvation of others and the blessings that follows will not pass you by…

1. THE THUMB:

Your thumb is nearest to you, hence begin your prayers by praying for those closest to you. They are the easiest to remember. To pray for our loved ones is, a “sweet duty.” C. S. Lewis once said,

2. THE POINTING FINGER

The next finger is the pointing finger. It represents those who teach, instruct and heal, which includes teachers, doctors and ministers. They need support and wisdom in pointing others in the right direction. Keep them in your prayers.

3.THE TALLEST FINGER

Next to the pointing finger is the tallest finger. It reminds us of our leaders. When you go to God in prayers, kindly say a Prayer for the leaders of government, leaders in business and industry, and administrators. These people shape our nation and guide public opinion. They need God’s guidance and leading in every decision they make/ take.

4. THE RING FINGER

The fourth finger is our ring finger. Surprising to many is the fact that this is our weakest finger, as any piano teacher will testify. It should remind us to pray for those who are weak, in trouble or in pain. They need your prayers day in and day out for” Jehovah Rapha- the Lord that healeth thee” (Ex. 15:25-26)” is ever ready to hear your prayers and to heal the sick.

5. THE LITTLE FINGER

And lastly comes our little finger; the smallest finger of all. This  is where we should place ourselves in relation to God and others. As the Bible says, “The least shall be the greatest among you.” Your pinkie should remind you to pray for yourself. By the time you have prayed for the other four groups above, your own needs will be put into proper perspective and you will be able to pray for your needs more effectively.

YOU CAN PRAY THIS AS A FAMILY AND ALSO USE IT TO HELP YOUR CHILDREN PRAY ON THEIR OWN

(Credit: http://www.allworship)

This na life ooo…

helping people.

I came across this Facebook status update by one Felix Akuamoah. It is really brain challenging… let see how many of us get it right…

Say you are driving along in your car on a wild, stormy night. You pass by a bus stop, and you see three people waiting for the bus:

1. An old lady who looks as if she is about to die.
2. An old friend who once saved your life.
3. The perfect man (or) woman you have been dreaming about.

Which one would you choose to offer a ride to, knowing very well that there could only be one passenger in your car?

Would you pick up the old lady, because she is going to die, and thus you should save her first; or you could take the old friend because he once saved your life, and this would be the perfect chance to pay him back. However, you may never be able to find your perfect dream lover again should you not pick him (or) her.

What will you do?

These where some, out of the lot of responses provided;

Person A: First things first… i will get the old woman, wave my friend and smile at the “perfect man/ woman” at least if he’s that perfect he should understand.

Person B: I will pick the old woman, bind the remaining two and push them into the boot of the car that’s all. (That was funny)

Person C:I will pick the old woman because she is dying and thus needs help more than my energetic friend and dream girl…that friend who ones saved me will  definitely understand because I am also saving someone’s else now… for that perfect girl “hmmm” what’s the guarantee that she will even love you because of the help.

Many at times, we are confronted with situation’s that seem though dealing with but a simple touch may solve it. Other times we need to stop thinking too afar, instead relax, and take time to choose. Well, some choices may seem to be nothing today but may have either positive or negative repercussions in future.

“fill in the follow up box for the correct answer to this question”.

Solutions exist because of problems. They are supposed ways to solving problems but they depend on the choices we make.

“THIS LIFE NA BE FULL OF CHOICES OOO”.

YOU need not be told EVERY DETAIL.