Category: Christian life

Give Thanks to God In The Highest

Thanksgiving is the remedy for sadness, discontentment, complaints and for when things are bad. It shifts your focus from the trouble at hand and places it on the solution provider. Instead of being focused on the problems at hand, King David never ceased from giving thanks to God who delivered him, forgave his sins and gave him victory over his enemies. It is good for you to give thanks to God for all he has done for you also.

Give thanks to God in the highest who controls the affairs of man on earth. He sees all things and he knows all things. He created all things and he is above all beings. Give thanks to God who sees to it that there are seasons and times on earth. He changes things on earth in the spiritual realm even when it seems like things are not moving forward. Give thanks to God in the highest who sends his angels to fight your battles for you even when life seems tough. Continue reading “Give Thanks to God In The Highest”

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Thank God for Jesus!

Some gifts are more than just a gift. This was the slogan ending the recent advert by John Lewis. It was in collaboration with Elton John who was seen sitting by his piano playing and singing a song. As he sang he journeyed through the memory lane and reminisced on his life and his career throughout the years, from adulthood down to his childhood and when his mum gave him his first piano as a Christmas gift. This advert makes me think of Jesus Christ whom the heavenly father gave to the world as the perfect gift. Continue reading “Thank God for Jesus!”

Be Completely Humble

Humility is not one of the Christian character traits we often see in people these days. Everybody is self-centered and self-focused. In fact, we are often encouraged to take pride in ourselves, to put ourselves forward for that promotion and to take pride in our achievements. Yet the message of Christ is that we completely humble ourselves, think of others first and be the servant of all if we want to be the greatest amongst all. Continue reading “Be Completely Humble”

Have An Attitude of Gratitude

I love the hymn song; Count your blessings written by Johnson Oatman Junior. You have probably sang it in church or at home or perhaps you’ve heard someone else sang it. It’s a powerful song that calls humanity to show some attitude of Gratitude even when things aren’t going so well, focus less on those things and choose to see the many blessings that has come your way. Continue reading “Have An Attitude of Gratitude”

Be the Light in The World

Are you being the light in your sphere of influence? Jesus said, “You are the light of the world” (Matthew 5:1). I heard a story of a church worker who summoned the courage to politely correct her boss at work not to swear in the name of Jesus anymore. The rest of her Christian co-worker reprimanded her for doing such a foolish thing. She also thought she was going to be fired after all the talks. To her surprise, she got an apology email from the boss and he also promised not to swear in the name of Jesus in the office anymore. The rest is history after that incident. Continue reading “Be the Light in The World”

Give Thanks to God for Answered Prayers

Give thanks to God who always answers prayers. No matter how small, how big or how ridiculous those prayers you raised up to God may seem, God has released his answers to each one of them. He is a God who always answers prayers. Some of those answers may be in silence which means: “Wait! I am working things out”, or you may get a resounding “Yes! in which case you get an express response”, or it could be a blatant No! which means that what you have asked God for is either not a part of his plan for your life at that particular point in time or it might be detrimental to your life. Whichever one of those answers you may have received in recent years are answers and they are worth giving thanks to God for them. Continue reading “Give Thanks to God for Answered Prayers”

Make the Right Choice

Choices, Choices, Choices! We all make a choice of some kind every day but are we making the right choice? In the world where options abound, are we making the right choices as children of God? This is not something to do in a hurry or to consider with your own instinct. You cannot rush in and you cannot rush out when making a choice. You must do it with such great care lest you live in regret for the rest of your life. To make the right choice, a careful consideration and a constant consultation with the Lord on each option set before you must be adopted at all time. Continue reading “Make the Right Choice”

Choose Peace

With all the chaos happening in the world today, would you rather be a Peacemaker or a War maker? A peacemaker is what we all must strive to be in the world. But unless we have the peace of God within ourselves, we cannot give it to somebody else. A man who is filled with the peace from God extends such peace to others. He’s easily forgiving, patient and kind to others. He does not take out his frustration on other people and does not pay back evil for evil. Instead, he pursues peace with all men. Where there is chaos, he brings calm. Where fight ensues, he settles it quickly. He is full of understanding and he protects his peace with all he has in the spirit, body and mind. We all need the peace of God to calm the storms in our lives. We must seek it, embrace it and extend it to others. It is World Peace Day and I wish you peace in all you do. Continue reading “Choose Peace”

Seek True Friendship

There are “friends” who destroy each other, but a real friend sticks closer than a brother. Proverbs 18:24(NLT)

Nobody is an island. Everybody lives in friendship. It is what makes the world go round and keeps us on our toes. We cannot live without friends. We are built to have them. There are those who build up and there are friends who pull down. But true friends stick closer to you than a brother and these are what we all must seek. They don’t come easy. They are rare and are specially bred. They are made with a tough skin to accommodate your mistakes and are loyal at heart to withstand storms in your life come what may. They stick with you as you grow in life and they stand by you as you go through life. True friends urge you on, help you up, overlook your errors and they keep you going in life. Continue reading “Seek True Friendship”

Stay Focused!

Busy! Busy! Busy! Life can be so busy and we can be so enwrapped in the busy-ness of it to the extent that we forget to focus on God or on His word. Busyness has become the norm in our world and lukewarmness has set in in our faith. Have you tried to sit still for a few minutes to focus on Jesus without getting distracted lately? How many times have you focused on the Lord in this past 24hours without losing your peace? Apart from going to church on Sunday, how many times have you sat still to focus on the Lord or to meditate in his word? Can you see how staying busy has overtaken your world? Continue reading “Stay Focused!”