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Maximizing Your Lifetime

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It's the little things in life that matter the most. Even the lives we live doesn't really depend on or impact more based on the lifespan. Age is just a number! What truly matters is how much of it was invested (pleasing God and serving/helping humanity).

           Maximizing one's life doesn't mean increasing your life span (longevity). It doesn't mean living your life for yourself or staying awake 24/7.

           No matter how short a life is, it can be maximized through its potentials/opportunities; taking advantage of every opportunity one has to increase one's capacity.

           It entails loving God with all your might, heart and soul (Deuteronomy 6:5). Maximizing the potentials of your relationship with God. Knowing God, yourself and doing great exploits.

           It also involves showing love and care to everyone around you with every oppurtunity you have. Have fun. good fun, with your friends! Uplift each other. Give mo…

A Life That Knows No Sin

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Does it sound impossible to live a life above sin or one that knows no sin? In a world where one has to be 'street wise' and will be confronted with many juicy temptations, can that life possibly exist?

          Even Christians are confronted and yield to sin. As such they keep on asking for forgiveness and repenting all the time. THis actually takes up a lot of useful prayer time.

          The Bible says that "WIth God all things are possible" (Matthew 19:26) even a life beyond sin. A clear example is the life of Jesus Christ which knew no sin yet bore all our sins. He is a perfect example and encourages us to be the same. (Matthew 5: 48)

           Therefore, if we truly are to live like Christ, being Christians, then we are to emulate the life He lived which was above sin bearing in mind that we are new creatures in Christ (2Corinthians 5:17). One may ask, how possible is that?

            However, we are to differentiate between mistakes and sins. We…

Getting Ear Plugs

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Proverbs 23:12
         Our ears are left open and for this reason we get to hear intentionally and accidentally things of diverse nature. We hear the good, the bad and the ugly without moderation.

         The songs we hear while walking on the streets, the abusive words of people from the streets and TV shows and all manner of things.

         In this season, we must get ourselves connected to God's Word. We've got to get ourselves connected to a source of life. Our ears need to hear that which is edifying to the soul, in words and lyrics/rhythms.

         We can't continue letting everything in and constantly battle with such things when we try to think clearly or are left alone.

         Its time to get your ear plugs and get plugged in!

Standard Living

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. 2Corinthians 10:12

“Comparison is the thief of joy.” (Theodore Roosevelt).

For most people, the right way to live is when they’re able to measure up to their rivalry, friends or role models. There is in existence a life of comparison with one another.

This case has its consequences though. Even after you’ve reached and possibly gone ahead of their standard, there is no true fulfillment and you begin to seek a higher standard. It could also breed jealousy, rivalry, bitterness, disunity, loss of one’s peace of mind and so many other daunting effects.

However, the Bible tells us that this is to be regarded as foolishness. For how long will it last? When will it ever be enough? Is your standard even in the right path?

We are instructed to use Christ as our standard of living or measurement of living. In every decision or crossroad, we’re to ask ourselves: What would Jesus do? (WWJD)

In this way or standard of living, there is true fulfillment, joy, fellowship, glorification o…

Good Grief

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. 2 Corinthians 7:10
It has become has so usual for some of us to do something bad and when we get caught or even if we don’t, we feel overwhelmed because of what others are going to say if they find out. You see yourself asking for God’s forgiveness and repenting over and over again.
However, the worst part of it all is that after a while, you get right back to doing such things and probably in a worse manner.
The problem is not that you didn’t repent or you ‘over-repented’. The problem is actually the reason backing your repentance. You’d ask me how? Didn’t you feel bad and ask God for forgiveness? Didn’t you repent and promise 100 times that you wouldn’t do such evil or dead works again?
Yes, you did all that but in a worldly manner so to say; to satisfy your conscience and boost your confidence/outlook, to feel detached from associating with such a problem which you’ve not defeated. You probably did it out of the need to avoid criticism and disappointing others.
The Bible teaches us th…

A Reason To Boast

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1Corinthians 1:31; 3:21, 2Corinthians 10:13-18
I clearly remember back then when having any discussion with my friends. They always had a really fancy story to tell to show off what they had, where they’d been or what they were planning.
It actually weighed me down a bit because I felt that I had no reason to be involved as I couldn’t show off or boast about anything because I didn’t have such a glamorous life.
However, I’ve come to the realization (and I hope that you do too) that I have a far greater reason to boast to everyone I know not because I have to do so to ‘feel among’ but because I truly can and feel confident about it.
Christ has given us a reason to boast, in fact, many reasons and we are to boast in Christ alone of the eternal future we have in Heaven which He secured for us and the exceeding abundant provision for us on Earth (Ephesians 3:20).
We are kings and priests set apart and called forth for mighty works. We have a purpose driven life. We have a father who is the Kin…

The Hurt That Helps

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Dear Diary, Today feels like the best day of my life. I’ve never been this happy since Dave left me last year. I felt really heartbroken back then. The lights went off when he left me for my neighbor, Jewel. I nearly committed suicide by hanging but thank God my mum came knocking. However, even if it was for today that I lived, I feel fulfilled. Today, I was walking back home from school as usual when I saw something in the bushes... No! It was someone. She was crying and holding something up... A knife! I ran as fast as I could to her aid.
Long story short... It was Jewel trying to kill herself because Dave dumped her the other day. I tried calming her and advised her on how to get through the episode.
Though I couldn’t believe I saved the girl I wanted to kill the previous year, I thank God for everything... saving my life to save another. Moreover, she actually smiled and better still... SHE LAUGHED! I actually made her feel better.
           Then I realized that God had allowed me t…

Life Lessons

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Identity Crisis

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Is It Trust or Fear?

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Proverbs 3:5-6, John 14:1, 2 Timothy 1:7, Joshua 1:9
                Nowadays, we see a lot of people doing very some weird and funny things in the name of practicing Christianity. People stack up ornaments for protection, attend four to five of the same Church services on Sunday mornings or go far and wide for 'special' prayers and prophecies.
                Every now and then people get really anxious and begin to condemn every little thing as evil. Once a woman was passing by my street and was preaching that fancy bags, clothes and even underwear were evil and anyone using such would die and go to hell. 
                This really got me thinking: What is Christianity all about? Is it a barrier to life or life itself? Is it a fanatical belief where everyone else except you is getting it wrong with God? Or are people just afraid of themselves (what they've become) and what's out there in the world?
                Most certainly…

A Hurried Life

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Ecclesiastes 3:11
                Ever heard of the saying "God's never in a hurry but He's always on time"? Well then, it's absolutely true for God knows best. When He does something for you at His own time then you'll realize the package was right on time!                You know when you're in a hurry, you'll tend to forget a lot of things and probably lose your peace of mind. Every other thing seems to be in your way and against your progress.
                I clearly remember once when I was in a hurry to get to my exam venue, I had to get back to my hostel twice. First, I forgot to dress properly (was holding my skirt in my hand while running out) and the second time, I had to get my writing materials which I had forgotten when I went the first time to dress properly.
                The result: A very unserious looking student with lack of coordination in the exam hall. To recover, …

Actions and Consequences

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1 John 1:9, Galatians 6:7
        I've always tried dodging some responsibilities like washing the dishes. No matter how hard I tried, I still ended up washing them. And the worst part was that the number of plates increased thus becoming way harder than before (especially for a large family).
       That's the same rule guiding our actions. Whenever we delay or try to dodge our responsibilities or worse still, do something we are not meant to do, the consequences of those actions will always lay in wait... they're not even gonna budge!
        Just as the chicken can never bark so also are we enslaved to the consequences of our actions no matter how 'bullet-proof' our tactics may be. In other words, whatever we sow is what we will reap! It may be difficult doing the right thing at the right time but it's never impossible with God.