How To Be Patient

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Hi there! Hope you are doing well.

Today I want to continue from where we stopped with the post Running Patiently which came up just before Pride is unbelief – used to promote my book Pride.

So, how to wait patiently without losing faith in God? I will begin with the story of Zechariah and Elizabeth. Continue reading “How To Be Patient”

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Pride is Unbelief!

pride1-001What does pride have to do with unbelief? That’s the purpose of this post.

That statement is basically the summary of the book “Pride”. The book is in two (2) parts – Diagnosis and Recovery. The first part gives the diagnosis of the true nature of pride which is one being established in unbelief as against the symptoms (arrogance or showing of self-importance, wickedness, lack of respect for people generally etc.) which we encounter in proud people. Diagnosis covers chapters 1 to 11 – A general overview of pride, Why pride is a sin, Why God resists the proud, Pride and unbelief, The works of pride or you may say the possible behaviours in a proud person, the issue of Self, Who has it worse with pride and then introduces the basic requirements for recovery like Understanding God, Trusting God, Tells my own story with pride and it then ends with The man after God’s heart – David.

Related:Excerpt from “Pride”………..Author’s note

Recovery is basically building back faith and maintaining faith in the long run. It takes from chapters 12 to 18 – Faith, Accepting the love of God, Truth, God is Merciful, Fear of the Lord, Praise the Lord and finally Be a praying Christian.

What has pride got to do with unbelief – lack of faith?

That’s what am about to answer in very few lines and with a story of something that happened recently that reminded me of why the book needed to be written in the first place. Am going to remove every confusion in the statement – pride is unbelief – with this post and that story. Please follow through with me. Continue reading “Pride is Unbelief!”

Running Patiently

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Picture this: you standing akimbo looking up to the sky and with exasperation you say to the Lord, let’s just get this over with already! Yeah, what a picture but it is one I have come close to a lot of times when I was just about to run out of patience with God. Wouldn’t it be great if He did what we wanted when we wanted every time? Sometimes, I just shudder at the thought of Abraham having to wait a whole twenty and five(25) years, I mean I even ask myself if I could wait that long for a promise from God. Well, I usually just hope and pray that He gives me such grace if that be my portion like Abraham’s was. Continue reading “Running Patiently”

Parenthood (2)

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Hello there! I hope your resumption to work from the Easter holiday has been smooth and you are having a great time at work. If you are not then something is wrong! Don’t say I didn’t tell you..!

All the same, this week I will be continuing on the mini-series that started last week on Parenthood. There is a scripture I encountered just yesterday during a ladies program in church, Titus 2:4. It talks about the young women learning from and being taught by the elderly women “how to love their husbands and children”. This scripture just jumped into my face, LOL and reinforced my search for knowledge on this. It taught me that if am willing and interested I could learn how women are to love their husbands and how I can love my own husband specifically and how children ought to be loved and how I can love my children specifically.   Continue reading “Parenthood (2)”

To Parenthood

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OK, maybe I should give a disclaimer seeing am not yet a parent but I have been reading and searching the scriptures on parenthood in my bid to be prepared for my children because I see parenthood as a God-given task and responsibility, one for which we will render accounts to God on how we trained them. Psalms 127:3, “Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD:  and the fruit of the womb is his reward”. Also, I don’t want them to suffer from my ignorance and/or carelessness and by God’s grace I don’t want them repeating my mistakes and I repeating that of my own parents if any. So, put on your seat belts ladies and gentlemen. LOL

This one is to every parent, even soon-to-be parents and future parents and we have a scriptural family as our case study for today, the family of Mr. & Mrs. Isaac. What went wrong in Isaac’s and Rebekah’s home, father of the twin Esau and Jacob? Some mistakes to avoid and to take note of as parents. I will share just two (2) today. Continue reading “To Parenthood”

Talk To The Lord About It

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Have you ever felt so overwhelmed about a situation and no matter how you looked at it, there just seemed to be no way out. In fact, you felt like your hands were tied and there was nothing much you could do to help yourself? Well, I have good news. Talk to the Lord about it!

James 5:13, 16b says “Is any among you afflicted? Let him pray. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much”. Before you conclude that you are not afflicted let me define the word affliction so you don’t think am only talking about “spiritual torments”. To be afflicted according to Encarta dictionary is to be distressed or in something that is causing you distress mentally or physically. So, think again, is that situation taking away your peace and sleep and causing you pain and discomfort even mental anxieties and grief? Then take it to the Lord’s feet in prayers! Continue reading “Talk To The Lord About It”

Promoting “Pride”

pride“Pride” is not your typical book and for obvious reasons – nobody wants to be associated with a phenomenon as negtive as pride. But just yesterday I overhead roughly a 30 minutes conversation which was to address and confront someone everyone considered proud. Before this ostentatious meeting have been several other comments to the same individual on this regards but she maintains that “am not proud, am just bold”.

When you don’t know what pride is that usually happens, leading to friction in relationships. There is this seeming confusion when it comes to pride with friends or even with yourself especially. A friend who read the book on Okadabooks where I recently made it free for a while made me realise I wasn’t doing enough on the book’s publicity and benefit seeing we assume a lot of pride to different people and for different reasons. Families, friendships and relationships suffer today because of pride and that is because of the lack of information surrounding pride.

I hope you take this opportunity to download and read and get aquainted and knowledgeable on pride. The download is for free for now and only on Okadabooks. Sale of the hardcopy is on Amazon if you prefer to hold the book in your hands and to smell it. LOL. For Okadabooks, all you need do is sign up for free and then download and read online. I am looking forward to your comments and reviews in the comments section on Okadabooks and Amazon.

You have my earnest appreciation and love! Enjoy your week!

 

 

Despising Your Heritage

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What is your heritage and how do you despise it? Heritage is the status, conditions or character acquired by being into a particular family or social class. It is something that passes from one generation to the next. As a Christian, your heritage by virtue of belonging to the family of Christ is a great one. David in Psalms begins to give us an understanding of what our heritage is. He says, “the LORD is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup:  thou maintainest my lot. The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage”. 1 Peter 1:3-5 sheds more light. “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time”.   Continue reading “Despising Your Heritage”

Normal/Abnormal

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I typed in the world “normal” into my e-bible and nothing came up! The King James Version I mean and it seriously got me thinking. The word normal is from the Latin word Norma meaning the rule. It is an adjective used to describe a usual situation that we are aware of. But then one person’s usual would be different from another person’s usual since we are all exposed to different situations and circumstances per time which makes normal for me different from the normal for you right. And if that is the case, then there really isn’t anything like “normal” but just that things and people are just “different”. Normal then is a box, a lie that makes different “abnormal”. Continue reading “Normal/Abnormal”