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The secret to abundance- Obedience

One of the fundamental challenges of man is paying attention to basic instructions or obeying simple instructions. It’s important to remind ourselves that we are here today, with all our problems and a world of chaos, because Adam and Eve couldn’t follow through on a simple instruction.

Obedience to God’s instructions is key to unlocking your blessings. Think of a child who disobeys. You won’t be pleased not only because the child doesn’t listen but also because the child may, in the process, endanger his or her own life.

God’s standards will not change. If it’s a call to pray, pray! If it’s a call to talk to someone about a business or seek advice, do it without arrogance or pride. If it’s a call to be patient or wait, it is wise to slow down at the moment. Rushing or working round the clock to speed up the arrival of your breakthrough will not necessarily move God to act.

Let’s learn from the patriarch– Abraham did not receive the blessing-his descendants did– he had to wait. Moses waited for 40 years before he could lead the Israelites nation. Joseph spent time in prison even though for the wrong reasons but, when the time came, he became king. David was anointed king as a teenager. He never became king until he was 30 years old. Jesus Christ fasted and waited for 40 days before he commenced His ministry.

Many of our daily struggles would be over in a short time If we would follow simple instructions.
Therefore, listen and learn, and most importantly, obey so you can reap the maximum benefits.

1 Samuel 15:22 NIV
But Samuel replied: “Does the Lord delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the Lord? To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams.

Deuteronomy 15:5-6 NIV
if only you fully obey the Lord your God and are careful to follow all these commands I am giving you today. [6] For the Lord your God will bless you as he has promised, and you will lend to many nations but will borrow from none. You will rule over many nations but none will rule over you.

Joshua 1:8 NIV
Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.

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Invest In Your Future Today

It is said, “you cannot have your cake and eat it.” once eaten, it’s gone!
The story of the talent resonates this statement. Two of them invested the little they have and gain extra while the last guy did not invest but waste the only coin he had. The result is simple. The two that invested their coins gained extra coins while the last guy did not but lamented all day long.

Invest today; harvest tomorrow.

The extra money you invest today yields extra change for you in the future.
The time you invest in your marriage makes a happy family.
The investment you put into the lives of your kids provides for them a great future.
Education is an investment and the result is a great career.

God gave His Son to redeem us from sin. Now we have a glorious future ahead of us.

To reap a great harvest, you must sow seeds. And do not forget, whatever you sow is what you will reap.


So, I say to you, invest into your life, your marriage, business, children, your knowledge of God and to humanity and expect a great harvest.


Take time to do things that will affect your future positively. Invest today; harvest tomorrow.

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Satan has lost his grip

The first thing the believers need to know is that they are a victorious people. This mentality alone will always defeat the enemy. Satan get weary of a Christian who doesn’t give up.

Your authority over the devil is the same authority that Jesus have. You have equal power in His name to defeat all wicked arrows of the enemies.

Therefore, understand that you are fighting from the victory stands. You can never be defeated without you defeating yourself. So, you must defeat yourself for the enemy to be able to defeat you.

Satan has lost all grips over you except those you allow him to have (if any). This mentality will always guarantee you a daily victory. So, even if you fall, if you keep getting back up, your authority and power over your enemies are forever guaranteed. Yes, forever guaranteed!

Do not believe in the devil’s lies. Check it out, we have equal status with Jesus because God adopted us like His Son, Jesus. This is who you are, but you need to know this.

Ephesians 1:18-21 NIV
I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, [19] and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength [20] he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, [21] far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come.

Live daily with this mentality and you will never experience defeat again.

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A Thankful Heart

It is a good thing to give thanks.

From childhood, we learn to say “thank you” when we receive a gift from someone. One of the lessons was it is a good culture to be grateful.
There are several reasons why we should be thankful.

We give thanks to show gratitude. When we receive what we ask for and we want to demonstrate how happy we are, we usually give a smile and an expression of gratitude.

Sometimes, we do not receive what we ask for. In this case, the bible encourages us to still give thanks.
It says, “in all things give thanks for this is God’s will for us.” So, giving thanks is like a commandment from God so that we do not do it when it is most pleasant but also when it is unpalatable. That is, we can say “thank you Lord for all you have done and for all you are doing even though I cannot see the ones you are doing right now or the ones you are going to do tomorrow”, and we will be fulfilling a key part of God’s purpose for our lives.

Therefore, we can give thanks not just when it is convenient but when it does not make any sense to do so. You do not follow your natural instinct to obey God or do the right thing;  just do it.

Your natural instinct does not know how to love God and does not want to do the things of God. So, waiting for the most favorable time to say “thank you” is the devil’s deception of saying – there isn’t anything to be thankful for.

But we know that God is good not only in the good time but also in down time and He is ever blessing us .

Thank Him today and thank Him everyday of your life for everything.

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Find Your Heart; Find your Means

You can conceive great ideas and logical means of creating wealth . As long as your heart does not condemn your actions, this is possible. For instance, your heart will lead you to your place of destiny, to the place where you will be successful or fulfilled. The scientific function of the heart is to pump and supply blood to every part of the body.

Your Heart- Source of your Mean

This means the heart knows and reaches every part of a human body. It is safe, then, to say that the heart knows every part of the bodies’ need. It can guide you to where your treasure lies.

If your heart is filled with an evil thought, it can only produce evil actions. If you cheat, it’s because you conceive cheating in your heart. If you lie, it’s because your heart has been seared, corrupt and degraded that it cannot hold the truth anymore. If you work hard, it’s because your heart believes working hard is key to success. whatever you do, your heart conceives it. This is why your heart has to be “good” to produce any good actions.

Behind every intentions is a longing heart that serves as a driving, propelling force to fulfill the intentions. Therefore, if you can find your heart, you will be able to find your purpose for existence. If you do this, you may likely provide and meet your own need while fulfilling your longings.

A CPA student’s desire will be to complete the exams and practice or use the certificate to get a better job. The same goes for PMP student, MBA student, Ph.D student and for any profession.

Imagine if the same heart can conceive any evil thought at all. This means that a person can wake up with the soul purpose of carrying out an evil act such as mass shooting or bombing, robbing a bank or cheating.

The more compelling thought is that the heart can hold any thought within a second and can keep such thought (plan) for a very long time—becoming a purpose–with a desire to achieve this purpose. Therefore, if your heart is evil, you are a potential danger to anyone.

 

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Find Your Heart; Find Your Purpose

Your heart will always chase and run after it passions. The heart searches for constant satisfaction  and fulfillment.

Like I said in my previous post, Every time you wish for a thing, it’s because your heart desires it. And when those desires finally become a reality, you feel excited. As a being, we are naturally looking for maximum satisfaction.

Your Heart-Source of your Happiness

This will lead us to defining our purpose because if you know why you exist, why you are here and why you are still breathing, finding your satisfaction won’t be difficult. If you understand your heart and its longings, you will know your purpose for living. Remember, your satisfaction is derived from fulfilling your heart desires.

So, my point is, you get satisfaction when you get what you want or what you are chasing or what you longed for. The question, then, is what are you living for? Why are you still here? Why do you keep doing what you do? If you can answer these questions, you may be able to find fulfillment.

I will walk through examples to help resonate this point. At the dawn of each day, the first thing is to get up and get out to work or do something that resides in your heart. This may be to go to work, complete a project, meet for the conference, call a friend, etc. Once your heart finds its desires, your purpose works to align with it to bring you satisfaction.

The reason you do a thing is because it’s been in your heart over a period of time. Search your heart and your desires will not be too far-fetched.

The longings of your heart ( what you really wish or desire) is your purpose for living.

If your purpose is to make the world a better place, the solution is to find the little you can do to make this a reality. Your purpose may be to help sick people, help young children, assist a manager on a project, complete a task, find the cure to a killer disease, support your community, care for the needy, write good stories for others to read, raise godly kids, serve in your church or community, whatever it is, as long as your purpose is well defined, your heart will work to bring this to satisfaction by acting as your driving force.

Therefore, search your heart and you will find your purpose for living.

As I said, your purpose can be just raising your kids in a godly and acceptable manner while a purpose can also be to lead a country where people of all diverse backgrounds have equal opportunity and right to all basic supports, and people living happily within a viable society.

Whatever it is, your purpose is within your heart and will work to bring your purpose to reality.

 

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Find Your Heart; Find Your Happiness

The things that bring gladness to a man are not oblivious to the heart. They are things that the heart knows and understand. Every time you wish for a thing, it’s because your heart desires it. And when that thing finally become a reality, you are happy.

Your Heart; Your Happiness

Your happiness is a function of the desires of your heart. You cannot be truly happy without satisfying your heart. Your heart is where all of your desires reside, and when those desires are fulfilled you experience happiness.

It is possible for you to be happy when you do an evil thing like an armed robber who stole is happy with the goods carted away. Also, a person who cheat looks happy because he is satisfied at another person’s dissatisfaction.

This is why the heart is a very complex part of you that must be guided what it feeds on.  A good tree only produces a good fruit and a bad tree will produce bad fruit.

Your true happiness lies in the abundance of the fulfillment of your heart. Look for those things that you long to achieve and you will bring smile to your face in a short amount of time.

Often, we are unhappy because we are not getting the things that we desire. A little effort to work at what our heart desires will most likely bring merriness to the heart.

You can live each day a happy person. This is possible if you can find what brings satisfaction to you. Your life’s fulfillment is heavily dependent on the satisfaction of your heart desires. You may need to stop doing those things that causes heart ache. Some of us needs to stop the evil acts we are engaged in.

In the true sense, evil actions does not have sustaining capacity to bring happiness to a man. So, you cannot remain a happy person doing evil. The Heart is designed by God to engage in activity that brings peace to humanity.

Find your heart and you will live happily the rest of your days.

 

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Find Your Heart; Find Your Life

At the Heart is the crux of all matters. The heart determines the existence of all actions.

Your Heart; Your All

The Bible says that out of the heart produces all kinds of evil. The same heart can generate the opposite of evil. That is, the heart can produce good thoughts, good behavior and good life.

Today, I will concentrate on how you can use your heart to live a better life.
It is often said, “follow your heart” because it is expected that your heart flows the treasures of life.

If you are going to live a fulfilled life, you need to do what your heart desires to do. You cannot do what other people do or are doing and be fulfilled. You cannot live other people’s life and claim you live your life. You cannot live other people’s dream and purpose.

You’ve got to find yours and live it. It comes from what your heart desires. Don’t follow the multitude; follow your heart since it will guide you to where your treasure is.

So, I say, if your heart does not condemn your actions, then it might as well be what you are destined to do. Do it and find joy and satisfaction. You will live a fulfiiled life by doing so.

 

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Good Vs Evil- where it all began

I have always thought about evils that prevail in our society today. The presence of evil and the people who commit such act called evil often worries me.

Good vs Evil

My mind flashed back to the garden of Eden. In the garden, God told Adam and Eve to avoid eating the apple because if they do, the apple will open their eyes to the world of Evil. So, we can deduce that Adam and Eve did not know anything called Evil or we can say that it did not exist then.

But we all know– they did eat the apple courtesy of the devil’s temptation.
Talking about the devil, if you remove the letter “d” from his name, we have “evil”. something tells me that the author of evil must be the devil himself.

Yes, devil was the first to disobey God and leads all other and he is still leading others to disobey God.
But one quick thing is that Adam and Eve chose to listen to the devil. So, had they not listen to that evil voice, we will probably not be where we are today.

So, choose carefully who and what you listen to.

There is always a voice telling you to do something bad or terrible. You can choose to listen to the voice or you can choose to shut the voice out.

If you decide to command the evil voice to shut up and get lost, I believe that “the voice” will realize that you know who you are and that you understand your authority.

Good has the overwhelming capacity to overcome evil to the extent that we allow or enable it.

Choose to do good today and see the world become a better place.

 

 

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A Change No One Expect

This is a change. This is a transformation no one expected. Everyone wakes up only to realize that your life has changed; your life took a new turn. Some are surprised. Some are happy while some may not. Yes, because they do not expect the change.

Be Free!

The change is a transformation of life which start from within. How can this be? It’s only a supernatural manifestation that can alter a natural occurrence.

A changed life means a complete turn-around from an old life to a new life. Sometimes, a man can decide to quit smoking or drugs and alcohol. It may even be a dangerous way of life that you are giving up. This type of efforts and decisions do not often last because it is not accompanied by a supernatural force that brings about the needed change. Some do last with help from other people.

My point is this, no matter how we try to live differently, we still need a supernatural God to bring about the ultimate change. What we cannot or accomplish all by our-self, He can and He will if we let Him in.

The transformation God brings create a new You. He takes away the “old” and gives the “new” in while still maintaining the container. He does not alter the human personality, yet He makes a brand new person. After such a change, you always know you are different.

This change is what brings the new, sweet aura into your life. Let your changed life glows and glows again and again. This is your life; your destiny. You have been waiting this long for a new beginning. Now you have it. Let it glows.

Let your life shines the new light that glows around you. Live anew.