Hebrews 11:6 says “for without faith it is impossible to please God” but faith that is lacking in love is not pleasing God either because it is as good as dead or not having faith in the first place.
1 Corinthians 13:2, 13 says “..and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not love, I am nothing. And now abide in faith, hope, love, these three but the greatest of these is love”.
According to the Apostle Paul in his letter to the Galatians, the only thing that avails much in the Christendom is faith that works by love and nothing else. Galatians 5:6, “For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth anything, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love”.
Last week I began to talk about depression and in summary I said the cure was to shift your focus because if you are depressed, you are focusing majorly on the wrong things and you are allowing them control you. I also said that you shift your focus primarily to God’s salvation to mankind through His Son Jesus Christ.
Now, this is a continuation from that post. I continue today because I could literally see the eyeballs rolling and saying; “why do Christians always throw Christ at every problem or challenge? – LOL” Well, it is because in Him we overcome it all. Say Amen!
Why you aren’t leaping for joy is simply because your focus is wrong. You are concentrating majorly on the wrong things and you have allowed them to consume your thoughts and to control you. This is why you are currently depressed or often times depressed. I say this with all amount of responsibility because I know what being depressed feels like and not just once but in previous times I had allowed myself drown in it but that was until I found the cure. Continue reading “Shift Your Focus”→
What 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.
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!”→
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”→
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)”→
This year’s Easter seems to hold tremendous meaning for me especially, not that Easter hasn’t always had meaning just that I appreciated Him more this time around more than I have done in previous years. I hope that as you read my own testimony you will find tangible meaning for this Easter in your life. Continue reading “Testimony of Christ”→
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”→
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”→