An aging King realized that if he died he has no one to take over the throne. He decided to adopt a son. He launched a competition and 10 boys made it to the top. The King said to them, "I have one last test and whoever comes top will become my adopted son and heir to my throne." He gave each boy a seed of corn and told them to take the seed home, plant and nurture it for 3 weeks. The 10 boys took their seeds and ran home to plant their seeds. In one home, the boy and his parents were sad when the seed failed to sprout. The boy had done everything but he failed. His friends advised him to buy a seed and plant it but his God fearing parents who had always taught him honesty refused. The day came and the 10 boys went to the palace. All the 9 boys were successful. The King went to each boy asking – “Is that what came out of the seed I gave you?" And each boy said "Yes, your majesty." The King would nod and move down the line until the last boy in the line who was shaking with fear. The King asked him - "What did you do with the seed I gave you?" The boy said "I planted it and cared for it your majesty but it failed to sprout." The King went to the throne with the boy and said, "I gave these boys boiled seeds and a boiled seed cannot sprout. If a King must have one quality, it must be honesty and only this boy passed the test.” We live in a society where people will do anything for success. God sometimes does not give us things because He wants to teach us a lesson. How many people out there have achieved success the wrong way? How many people send their children to expensive schools and build houses,buy expensive cars with stolen money? How many people are occupying top positions yet they stole the certificates? How many people are successful out there at all costs? HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL BE CROWNED AS KINGS IN HEAVEN FOR BEING FAITHFUL UNTIL THE END? I PRAY THAT I BE FAITHFUL TILL THE END!!! Please be faithful to God no matter what life throws at you, even if life gives you boiled seed.
The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” — Mark 12:31
The first Commandment is to love the Lord and the second is just as important. How radiant a love lives in us through Jesus Christ. This radiant love radiates through us to others, our neighbor. God’s love can’t be suppressed if we truly love Him and seek to obey Him. If you love Him you will love His creation – all those who are made in His image. (Genesis 1:17)
Now our challenge is to love His creation, all made in His image, since love does no wrong to a neighbor. (Romans 13:10) The challenge can be accomplished only through Jesus Christ and a solid relationship with Him. We need to seek Him every minute of everyday so that Jesus is the one at work in us. Remember, it…
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First John 5:14–15 says, “Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.”
Therefore, we should never give up or back down. We need to keep praying. That is why Jesus said, “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you” (Matthew 7:7).
So brethren, never seize to pray any moment you get. I do it all the time, even whilst am walking, driving i use the opportunity to pray and prophecy to the lord. I know there is power in praying and the lord is hearing. Make it a habit that becomes who you are, and I can assure you will see what the power in praying can do in your life.
As you are reading now, say something encouraging to yourself and believe in it. Our Lord and Saviour will surely make that happen.
God Bless you all.
Whilst i was growing up, I remember there is this particular song i was taught in church which is called ‘The lord is the captain of my boat’ . The word boat can refer to any form of travelling such as car, air,sea,train etc. I always sing this song like a prayer whenever I am travelling. Below are the words. You can come up with a tune for it. I can tell you, after i sing this song all fear is gone because I know ‘The Lord is in control’.
The Lord is the captain of my boat, and he will drive me safely ( x2)
I will not be afraid, I rejoice in the Lord
For he is the captain of my boat
However strong the storm maybe, and He will drive me safely ( x2)
If: A B C D E F G H I J K LM N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Is equal to; 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 Then H+A+R+D+W+O+R+K ; 8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11=98% K+N+O+W+L+E+D+G+E ; 11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5=96% L+O+V+E; 12+15+22+5 = 54% L+U+C+K ; 12+21+3+11 = 47% None of them makes 100%. Then what makes 100% ??? Is it Money? NO !!! M+O+N+E+Y= 13+15+14+5+25=72% Leadership? NO !!! L+E+A+D+E+R+S+H+I+P= 12+5+1+4+5+18+19+8+9+16=97% Every problem has a solution, only if we perhaps change our "ATTITUDE". A+T+T+I+T+U+D+E ; 1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 = 100% It is therefore OUR ATTITUDE towards Life and Work that makes OUR Life 100% Successful.. Amazing mathematics ، and thats why I love it cus it's like our life. Beautiful message! Stay away from Anger.. It hurts ..Only You! If you are right then there is no need to get angry, And if you are wrong then you don't have any right to get angry. Patience with family is love, Patience with others is respect. Patience with self is confidence and Patience with GOD is faith. Never Think Hard about the PAST, It brings Tears... Don't think more about the FUTURE, It brings Fear... Live this Moment with a Smile,It brings Cheer. Every test in our life makes us bitter or better, Every problem comes to make us or break us, The choice is ours whether we become victims or victorious. Beautiful things are not always good but good things are always beautiful. Do you know why God created gaps between fingers? So that someone who is special to you comes and fills those gaps by holding your hand forever. Happiness keeps You Sweet..But being sweet brings happiness.. Do Share it with all the beautiful People In your Life
"Hold up my goings in thy path, that my footsteps slip not. Incline thine hear unto me and hear my speech, shew me thy lovingkindness and keep me as the apple of ur eyes, hide me under the shadow of ur wings". God will do abundantly more than u ask of Him IJN. Have faith and let righteousness be ur garment. Have a blessed week.
Are you depressed and downhearted? I know it is easy to do right now for most of us that are locked into winter in a big way. Winter seems to be never ending this year and I find it makes life way more drab and drear than I would like. I love walking outdoors on a warm sunny day inhaling the fresh air. But these days of forced confinement(so to speak) really play on my emotions. I tend to internalize and overthink things too much and it is easy to do on a day like this when snow is falling out side of my window and the thermometer is going to dip below zero in a few short hours.
I’ve been reading some good Christian books lately on letting go of Strongholds (Beth Moore’s Praying God’s Word). Trying to let go of my past mistakes and discouragements( When Your Past…
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Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. James 1:2-3 NIV
My Brothers and sisters, never give up when you are growing through trials, the Lord is testing your faith. I have been in this situation several times, and my advise for you is to continue to pray about it and never give up. Stay blessed