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Mission: to bring all d youth of the community to worship n serve God here on Earth.....................
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For Fathers Coping with a Teenager
Now what, Jesus? Once again I have been dismissed by my own child who looks at me as if I am a stranger and an idiot besides. You know how deeply in my heart I carry this child, a child I have loved for so long. Always such a dear and loving child, compassionate and caring. Polite and respectful.
What in the world happened to my dear child? Some days he/she is mouthy and flip. Some days insolent and sullen. Where is that loving child Jesus? You had a wonderful earthly father in St. Joseph. He probably did it much better than I can seem to manage.
Now yelling seems to be our mutual common language. Am I teaching my children to separate anger from discipline or am I just exploding in frustration? Teach me to be faithful to my role of setting boundaries that will help my child grow, but with a greater love and patience.
Give me wisdom to remember that this is a normal part of maturity and the development of independence. I ask for patience, an open heart and an ability to remember that the eyeroll or scoff that comes my way is really my own dear child's fumbling attempt to grow up.
Open my heart to this new stage of fatherhood. It's a hard one, Jesus. Help me to love my child at this most unloveable part of her/his life just as you love me when I am my most flawed self. Give me patience and your loving heart. Thank you.
From now on: Your pains are gone forever, you shall begin to reap the gains of your pains,
God will not allow evil plan to succeed over you and your family in Jesus Mighty Name.
No matter how strong your enemy or how many they are, you will see their end in Jesus Mighty Name.
Every gathering of the wicked against your glory shall back fire in Jesus Mighty Name.
Divine surprises shall locate you from today in Jesus Mighty Name. Good morning.
Faith in God
Making God your priority
You know the story that follows
Daniel 3 vs 17-18
17 If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and he will deliver us from Your Majesty’s hand. 18 But even if he does not, we want you to know, Your Majesty, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.”
Oh lord grant me the gift and grace in setting my priorities right in you.
Trust we all had a pleasant night rest?
Psalm 46 vs 1-2
1.God is a strong place for us, where he will keep us safe. He will always help us when troubles come.
2. So even when the earth shakes , we will not be afraid. And when the mountains fall down into the deep sea, we will still not be afraid.
Keep dwelling in the secret place of the most high....
In this time of pandemic God is our refuge.. Lets all incline in him.
Lets consciously dwell in the secret place...
Have a blissful day ahead.
Dear War Wife,
I know how amazing it will be for you to finally have your PRINCE charming with a crown and a shining armour, but let your heart be stayed on standing side by side with a PRIEST from the order of Melchizedeck. Because that is who God is preparing you to receive.
I know how desperately you want God to bless you with someone you can call your LOVE, but I believe the reason he is taking so long to come is because God is preparing you for someone you can call your LORD.
God wants to give you more than a man you can call your husband. He is preparing you for a husband you can call your SHEPHERD.
I know you cannot wait for a husband who will take you to the OTHER ROOM and set your body on fire, but God is saving you more for a husband who will lead you to the THRONE ROOM and set your spirit ablaze.
I know you are craving for all of that tall, dark and handsome with a melanin super model body you can flaunt, But what if God is packaging you for a man who will be flaunting more of the presence of the Holy Spirit?
Don't be too focused on looking out for a PLAY MATE that you ignore the importance of holding out for a WAR MATE.
Listen to me warrior wife,
God is very much interested in satisfying your fantasies, but building your reality is His first priority.
Can you hear me clearly?
WHY MEN ARE CALLED "GROOM”, AND THE WOMAN “THE BRIDE” ON WEDDING DAY?
Why is the newly wedded man called GROOM and the woman called BRIDE? A friend of mine got tired of his WIFE just about six months after wedding. He complained bitterly to me about her and told me that he has concluded to break up with her; he went on to say that he was sure that he made a mistake. I did not respond immediately because I knew I must tell him the right thing, so I went home. And that is what birth this message.
Many MEN have broken up with their WIVES because they end up not being the WIFE that they have dreamt of. But they have forgotten that on their wedding day was when the man was commissioned for the new task.
Nobody calls the woman WIFE on her wedding day but BRIDE, because it is the man that will GROOM his BRIDE to become the WIFE. That is why the man is called ‘BRIDEGROOM or GROOM’ and the word grooming has to do with PATIENTLY NURTURING, TEACHING, TENDING and HELPING someone to become what he or she should be.
It is therefore believed that a MAN that takes a WOMAN to the ALTAR of MARRIAGE is matured enough to patiently GROOM his BRIDE to become the WIFE. The man is not supposed to just expect the BRIDE to automatically become the WIFE, she must be groomed.
It is clear that many men have unnecessary expectations when they were getting married, they want some magic to happen to their wives, they want them to become what they have had in mind about who they want their wives to be; not considering the fact that the woman does not know what is on your mind except you teach her.
Our expectations are often too unrealistic, because we don’t remember that change takes TIME and we can only expect something from someone that knows what we want.
So before you think of breaking up, have you groomed her? Have you given her TIME to understand you? Hope you realize that a turtle will never become a hawk? God often brings People that are opposites of each other together in MARRIAGE so that they can HELP EACH OTHER in their place of weaknesses. If your WIFE is weak where you are weak, then where will you get the strength that is needed? The problem with many of us is that we don’t accept People before attempting to change them. Of course, your wives are not from your backgrounds, so it will take TIME for them to adjust. Stop trying to change her, ACCEPT her, LOVE her, TEACH her and be PATIENT with her; that is what grooming is all about. She is going to be your WIFE but she is your BRIDE now, so GROOM her. Stop complaining about her, she may be a turtle and you a hawk, she cannot fly so be PATIENT with her. I don’t believe that your MARRIAGE can’t work, be PATIENT and allow GOD to HELP you.
May Almighty God continue to be with us, guide and protect us in all our affairs Amen!!! Wishing you the best Marital Life ever to all single Ladies,Bros and Married ones here.
You will have the marriage of your dreams. A marriage made in heaven.
I believe you want an intelligent kid?
So do you know that it takes hard work to raise such kid?
Don't wait till you’re married. Show commitment now by simply learning to become more intelligent yourself.
In morals and everything...
Your children will consciously & unconsciously learn from you.
The way you talk,
The way you react,
The way you raise them, they might end up raising their own kids that way,
The way you fight,
The way you insult your hubby or bully your wife,
The way you pray,
The way you show them emotional love,
The way you correct them,
: So singles, it is for your own good first and also for you not to produce stupid children....
Work on yourself... marriage is beyond beauty & figures, marriage is beyond money & “can he spend on me or not”, its deep and an institution that you can afford to enter into it with a foolish person!.
Something happened one day. A woman reported her son to me and she was crying. The woman called her ”bastard”.
So i called the woman. This girl is your daughter and you gave birth to her. Why call her bastard now.
She said because the husband is a useless man. And i said, but you married him.
Why marry a useless man?
She was blinded by his money and she never knew that is his kind of person.
I decided to hear about the woman’s past.... let me keep quiet here.
The morale of the whole thing is that, as a young girl now. You owe your daughter and son a better father.
Same thing goes to young guys, you owe your children a better mother
You cant afford to trade your children’s future because you were only looking for a babe that is perfect on bed...a guy who can spend on you. Etc
I have been into people development for the past 10years. Both young and old, locally and internationally.
have got some things you should not joke with.
This is not to scare you. But for you to prepare your mind.
After digging deep.
I found out some deep and painful truth...
no 1: some tend to know God in marriage and not before marriage.... life in itself is spiritual. This is my opinion so u have a choice to believe it or not.
There are some prayers you ought to pray and there are some understanding you should have before marriage. So I discover many of them married carelessly or and in marriage, LADIES this is meant for you more... some women find themselves being the only person praying for things to work for their kids & family!
so i will advice you, marry a man who will live as a priest of the house (and u also must know your spiritual role).
dear single guys, marry a lady who can be great role model to your daughter, etc.
no 2: some did not build capacity to solve problems... many of us still don't know that challenges are part of life. It will always come and confront you. So I discover many of them don't understand how to solve problems... both spiritual or physical problems... some don't even know how to differentiate the two.
so if you don't build capacity now, it will either crush you or destroy you completely,
challenges are inevitable, how you respond to it is what matters.
so as singles, observe the person you are dying for all in the name of love, check how he or she respond to problems....
No 3: some do not know the primary things that sustain relationships... like communication etc... and they did not know the natural roles of a man and woman.
It is even more worse in our generation because we now have more broken hearted and immature singles out there... i pray God intervene for us
No 4: i discover some of them did not know the primary and secondary thing to watch out for before choosing their partner.
you see a person who is a cheat, drunkard, gambler, pessimist, lacks integrity, different traits that you should run from.
But you tend to believe “he or she will change”.
oga, you are not God that changes people.
I do say this on daily basis, relationship is not for everybody.
Marriage is hard work.
And the sad thing about it is that... Most of these traits flow into our children.
Have you not discovered that some chronic attitude formation is as a result of the kind of life some parents lived back then while they are young.
no 5: some live base on assumption and never made enquiry or ask question about the root of their spouse... let tell you one bitter truth, everyone need to deal with their foundation/root. Especially, if you’re from a polygamous home, royal family & riverine village, or you have been taken to an evil altar before unknowingly or knowingly, please i advice you..... GO AND PRAY TO DEAL WITH YOUR FOUNDATION!
Some of us need to go back home and ask our parents to tell us about where they come from.
No 6: some do not plan together & they neglect the place of growth.
See, right from relationship level, make sure as you are growing, endeavour to carry your partner along.
It is true we all cant operate at the same level.
But let that person be at the level he or she can back you up and not feel inferior. I learnt this personally from Daddy Adeboye in one of his teachings.
No 7: seek God's counsel & the counsel of others (Note: others here shouldn't be anyhow person, they must be people who are aligning their marriage to God's principles and it is evident in their life).
pray together... study God's word together... fast together, practice spiritual activities together.
this is for your own good if you want to keep aligning to God.
you have a God. know that same God together.
no man is an island.
I would have love to say more.
I rest my case. If it's useful, make use of it. If not discard it.
feel free to ask your questions and share whatever the matter is,
be rest assured, its going to be confidential.
Jesus Is Lord.
It's beyond these words.
Marriage is spiritual, physical, good times and bad times.
Our ability never to faint at all times.
So i agree with everyone of us.
We shall not fail in the place of marriage,
We pray for all “about to break marriage”, the Lord shall come through for you.
We pray for all homes, the Lord shall be the Lord and Saviour...
Your marriage will not break
Devil will not prevail over your marriage.
We all shall not raise children that will disappoint God.
Or children will serve God.
Our marriage shall be an example of how God wants marriage should be.
In Jesus name. Amen.
31 WAYS TO PRAY FOR OUR YOUTH
THE LIFE TEAM
This list of 31 biblically-grounded ideas will help you pray God's heart for the youth in your life. Start with the person's name in mind. Then work down the list, allowing the Holy Spirit to guide you as you pray Scripture for them.
Pray for a spirit of humility.
"The willingness to submit" (James 4:10).
Pray for a spirit of reverence.
"The fear of the Lord" (Proverbs 9:10).
Pray for a spirit of purity.
"A desire to be clean" (Matthew 5:8).
Pray for a spirit of purpose.
"A wisdom to set goals" (Proverbs 4:25).
Pray for a spirit of simplicity.
"A lifestyle uncluttered" (Romans 12:8).
Pray for a spirit of commitment.
"A dedication to the ‘cause'" (Joshua 24:15).
Pray for a spirit of diligence.
"A willingness to work hard" (2 Peter 1:5)
Pray for a spirit of servanthood.
"The ministry of helps" (Galatians 6:9-10).
Pray for a spirit of consistency.
"The quality of faithfulness" (James 1:8).
Pray for a spirit of assurance.
"A depth of faith" (Hebrews 10:22).
Pray for a spirit of availability.
"A willingness to go" (Isaiah 6:8).
Pray for a spirit of loyalty.
"A zeal for fidelity" (Ruth 1:16).
Pray for a spirit of sensitivity.
"Openness of heart" Luke 10: 30-37).
Pray for a spirit of compassion.
"Love in action" (Mark 8:1-2).
Pray for a spirit of tenderness.
"A willingness to weep" (2 Kings 22:19).
Pray for a spirit of maturity.
"The capacity to grow" (Hebrews 5: 12-14).
Pray for a spirit of holiness.
"Christ-like behavior" (1 Peter 1:16).
Pray for a spirit of reliability.
"A depth of dependability" (1 Corinthians 4:2).
Pray for a spirit of revelation.
"Learning to listen" (Ephesians 1:15,18).
Pray for a spirit of self-denial.
"A sacrifice to surrender" (Luke 9:23).
Pray for a spirit of confidence.
"A baptism of boldness" (Philipians 4:13).
Pray for a spirit of integrity.
"The quality of truthfulness" (Romans 12:17).
Pray for a spirit of repentance.
"A willingness to change" (Luke 3:8).
Pray for a spirit of trust.
"A fearless reliance" (Psalm 125:1).
Pray for a spirit of submission.
"Choosing to yield" (Ephesians 5:21).
Pray for a spirit of teachability.
"A quality of meekness" (Titus 3:2).
Pray for a spirit of prayer.
"A longing to wait" (Isaiah 40:31).
Pray for a spirit of unity.
"A respect for others" (1 Corinthians 1:10).
Pray for a spirit of restoration.
"A ministry of healing" (Isaiah 61:1-2).
Pray for a spirit of authority.
"A capacity to command" (Matthew 16:19).
Pray for a spirit of generosity.
"The desire to give" (Matthew 10:8).
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*_(As Inspired By THE HOLY SPIRIT)_*
*SUNDAY, 5TH APRIL 2020*
*HYMN FOR THE DAY:*
*_Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior!_*
*THE SURE MERCIES OF DAVID – 2*
Isaiah 55:3 KJV
*_"Incline your ear, and come unto me; hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make AN EVERLASTING COVENANT with you, even THE SURE MERCIES OF DAVID”._*
*SCRIPTURES FOR THE DAY:*
*PSALM FOR THE DAY:*
*WORDALIVE FOR YOU TODAY*
We began this discussion yesterday by given a breakdown to the subject matter. What *THE SURE MERCIES OF DAVID* connote. And we concluded with an encouragement that believers must learn to position themselves for in such a manner that will qualify them for God’s Covenant of Mercy like David did. Today, we shall be discussion what David did to commit God to confer His Covenant of Mercy on him and also customize it in His Name. The following are found to be part of the *_CONSCIOUS_* price David paid to commit God in making an irrevocable *COVENANT OF MERCY* with him:
#. *HE CONSCIOUSLY MADE GOD HIS SHEPHERD (PSALM 23):* Someone said; if God will be your Shepherd, you must be willing to be His Sheep. You can’t be in control of your own life and enjoy *UNCOMMON GRACE/MERCY.*
#. *HE CONSCIOUSLY LIVED A LIFE OF PRAISES/THANKSGIVING UNTO GOD (PSALM 34:1):* David praise God unconditionally. In good times and in bad times, the praise of God never leaves his mouth.
#. *HE CONSCIOUSLY WAS MERCIFUL TO THOSE WHO DESERVE IT (1SAMUEL 24:4-6):* Severally, David had sown the seed of Mercy to others, so he ended up reaping an Irrevocable Covenant of Mercy in return.
#. *HE CONSCIOUSLY OFFERS COSTLY SACRIFICES TO GOD (2SAMUEL 6:13, 17):* Even when he was offered free space where he can sacrifice to God, he said to Araunah *_‘I will not SACRIFICE to THE LORD my GOD burnt offerings that COST ME NOTHING’ – 2Sam.24:24._*
The *WORD of GOD Made ALIVE* to you today is; *GOD IS STILL IN THE BUSINESS OF SHOWI
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