2012,buried but Living Lessons for ’13

If this is anything of a new year resolution, be the judge, but I think its high time I resuscitated this space.

IF you learnt anything in 2012, what was it….

Lessons in 2012

  1. If you don’t have a Stop loss you might as well get lost.  I am a currency trader and if there is anything you learn from the second kick on a horse, it is that it tells you not to be kicked again. Understand that whatever you are doing has its downside and you must be ready to check out when you have gotten to your stop loss region. Sit down and count the cost, you dont build a mansion with 30 bags of cement, but you can build a room with that.
  2. Don’t be afraid to make a dream, plan or purpose, that’s how greatness is birthed. Did you know that it was a lady that invented the wipers on cars while trying to solve another problem entirely. Alexander Graham Bell the inventor of telephone was trying to make an hearing aid for his wife and mother who were both deaf when he stumbled on the telephone. Make a plan to reach for the stars, it might shoot you to the moon.
  3. If you think about the loss of the past, you would skip the profits of the future. Albert Einstein once famously remarked, I dont think about the future, it comes soon enough.  If the genius never thought about the future because he always focused on the present, who would you who is not obviously more intellectually sagacious then he was begin to think of the past. Life is like a car, you cant drive at 100 mph looking back.  Think on these things.
  4. When you start an endeavor you believe in and it’s discouraging, if you keep at it, the joy would be at least 10times the efforts.  I have seen this happen in my life a couple of times, I have done what people have termed impossible and whats the result, the effort is not worth one tenth the result. You would be more strengthened if you find yourself doing what you believe in. Picasso the great artist once remarked ‘my mother said to me, ‘if you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the pope.’ Instead, I was a painter and became Picasso’. Let me help you explain that, His name became the height of a career.
  5. Make a goal on something you feel impossible, do something about it everyday and you would one day reign among the gods. As you read on the  PC or whatever devise you now posses, I know you have light on your gadget but do you know the man who invented the light bulb famously failed over 9,999 times. If he had given up at that point, I am sure you and I would still be using kerosine and wicks to read on our computer screen cause it would be pitch black. Think about that and tell me why you think you are an impossible to a challenge. Come on, do something for the world and lets move to our next phase of industrialized globalization. I am counting on you ma.
  6. It takes 21 days to inculcate an habit, find one each month, your life would grow In leaps and bounds.  Yes you must have began writing or have written your resolutions, but the power lies in doing something one day at a time. I have framed myself to develop a new habit each month by picking on something which i would do consistently, conscientiously, and  concomitantly  for 21 days, the end result is I have added another habit.The feeling is like having a distinction to a course in school. The reason while I would not sleep and penning this down at 3:16 GMT-oops reminds me of John 3:16-on the first of January 2013 is because I have discovered that the secret to enshrining a commitment is to act Now. And what is NOW, it is zero to twenty five seconds. Your time starts now…..
  7. Stand for what you believe irrespective of location disposition or contamination.  One of my inspirations MLKJ once said, the true test of a man is not where he stands in comfort and convenience but where he stands in challenges and controversy. Another Thinker famously said, there is the right side and there is the wrong side, but the middle is an evil side. Better to live for something than to die for nothing. Stand for something and make a change. You were not born as a useless necessity, you are a definite objectivity. Even inanimate devices fulfill their destiny, look around you and take instruction.
  8. You would never know how much more you can achieve until you desire to try something new. Great things have little beginnings. If someone knew where Oprah was going to, she would not have been sacked from her TV station. If IBM knew Microsoft was going to make a killing in software, they would have bought the rights to it. So the reason why you are in a state of disrepair, disenchantment and disgust is because you need to dust yourself, rise up and become a better you. Things would not be achieved if men never ventured of to unknown paths. You are way too comfortable to become an inventor. Inventors dont stay in comfort, they create a mental state of discomfort in their world and come away making the world a better laboratory.
    You are about to hit something that would change the world, but dont be downcast that you have left that 9-5 job or that your best friend just jilted you or you  just lost a million dollars. You loose one, to gain a 100.
  9. Dont come out of 2013  Alive Come out of it Accomplished.  This past year alone, the Queen celebrated her 60th year on the throne, President Obama won an historic reelection. The EURO currency was almost at the verge of Collapse, and I could go on and on. But one denominator among all this was that they were started on a day, during  a specific month in a particular year and by one individual. So my question, why cant this be the year that births an idea on a day and a month for you to change our world. Dont be lazy, you will still come to the grave, but come bravely.  See set a goal to do something. Need I say more, check out this blog on idea-http://wp.me/seyW2-146
  10. Dont Dull, the world needs your uniqueness, develop it.  I am in a part of the world where if all you could do is watch TV, you could be given an award as the greatest TV watching maverick in your generation. I have seen ridiculous-and permit me to use the word-endeavors rewarded. However, I must alert you that if you can be the numero-uno in what you do, one day you would sit with kings. The bible clarifies your doubt here. A man’s gift maketh room for him and bringeth him before great men. Just compound on your gift and it would be the greatest investment in your life. Some of us may not understand Dr Einstein when he said ‘compound interest is the most powerful force on the earth’. But let me put it in less mathematical times. When you have something and you develop it, it increases, continue to develop that specific unique attitude, skill or value along with its increases and one day, if you dont faint you are sure to rule the world. You might get this today, this year, this decade or this century, but when you get it I want you to come back here and say thank you. Dont worry, I would be alive, I am living till the end of this century if JESUS tarries.
  11. Play. Work. Keep Quiet.  Develop relationships with people that are close to their grave and those who have just come from the grave. I mean Old people and children and you would discover that the Older ones would tell you to have the heart of Children. Play and dont rate yourself that high, you were made from the dust, remember. Go on the floor, roll, tinker with toys, sing a song,  do something and laugh at yourself, even learn to dance the GAGNAM style, 1 billion hits on YouTube is a lot to learn from. Mimic Mr Bean. Just help yourself out, its a full course meal but have fun.Work and Work and Work. Hard work never kills, it only refines. Abraham Lincoln said, the harder I work the luckier I get. You never achieve anything if you dont study to show yourself approved as a workman. IF you dont study, you would end up stupid. Be quiet, dont always say what your brain process, have time to cool of the steam, that’s why large kitchens have Chimneys. Your mouth can be a great impediment to your advancement, Einstein had a formular he said A+B+Z=Success. A is hardwork, B is to play harder and Z is to keep my big mouth shut. Remember silence mystifies, quietness glorifies and when you dont talk, you give people the benefit of doubt to think you are a wise man. King Solomon corroborated my last point when he said even a fool is shown some respect when he keeps quiet. So heads up… you know what yo do.
  12. Build a network. Remember that 6 degrees of separation is the difference between you and any body in the world. Robert Kiyosaki highlighted that the richest people in the world look for NETWORKS others look for WORK. Leave that lower state of survival and move to the realm of dominance. You should take out time to strategically put the right people into the right places, the wrong people, shut the door on them, no apologies about that. Jonah in His days made the Titanic of their time to sink. Until he left the ship, there was no peace. So be at peace with yourself and get some people out of your life without apologies. Let me suggest a strategy, just throw them off your ship, they would sink you if you hesitate. Figure that out with all sense of maturity. And then the ones in your life for the right reasons, put them at the right seats. You would see the level of progress you would make. Remember He that walks with the wise shall be wise, but a champion of fools shall destroyed.
  13. Dont leave a donut life. Fill the Circle with GOD. If you fall within the category of those who think there is no GOD, do me a favour take a ticket to hell and check out the tourism there. You dont have to believe there is heaven. Just like you dont have to believe that you need a Visa to America. But when you get to America and you dont have a visa, you know what happens to you, you get deported. Look at me, no read on. if you dont have a passport to eternal life, even if you came in first class and you own the private jet, you would still not be granted entry into that place of peace, tranquility and eternal happiness. One more things, there is no bribery and corruption there.  But that singular reason is far fetched. A close relationship with God on earth here would give you inexpressible happiness. How many celebrities have committed suicide or just gone with the wind. I cant fill space by mentioning their names, but help your self out and think about the void you feel when you are alone in your room and you seem to ask questions which you cant answer, yet you have seen that, done that have all, been there, BITCH PLEASE!!!  Man is a free moral agent, but you need a moral compass to get to your destination.  This is as unreligious as I cant think about it.  Choose your DESTINY.

That all folks….now what would you be the TOM or the JERRY…

See you in 2014, no sorry see you soon.

Show me your footprints by actionable decisions….

BUT FAITH WORKS BY LOVE (1)

For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love.

(Gal 5:6)

(AMP)  For [if we are] in Christ Jesus, neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, but only faith activated and energized and expressed and working through love.

(MSG)  For in Christ, neither our most conscientious religion nor disregard of religion amounts to anything. What matters is something far more interior: faith expressed in love.

(AUV-NT)  For in  [our relationship with]  Christ neither the practice of circumcision nor refraining from its practice matters in any way;  but  [all that really matters is having a genuine]  faith  [in Christ]  that causes us to work  [for Him]  out of a genuine love  [for Him and others].

Love is the passionate expression of repeated positive actions towards a person or thing

Faith, {Pisitisis} conviction beyond reasonable doubt or justifiable circumstances as to the outcome of a situation.

Faith is defined as the living word drawn from the living word by the living God to bring about living Proofs. David Oyedepo

What is Faith that Works by Love?

  • Faith always Produces Love. There is no love without Faith. Love increases faith. The more you love God, the greater your faith in Him. Our service to God is dead without Love and it is powerless without Faith.  Faith hears the word, Love does the work. Like Mary and Martha, they are inseparable.

Phm1:5  Hearing of thy love and faith, which thou hast toward the Lord Jesus, and toward all saints;

Eph1:15  Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints,

Col 1:4  Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which ye have to all the saints,

Phm1:5  Hearing of thy love and faith, which thou hast toward the Lord Jesus, and toward all saints;

  • Love is entirely dependent of Faith: Faith makes the impossible possible, Love gives the power to doing the impossible.  Without Faith, it is impossible to please God, but without Love it is impossible to know Him. Our abundance is in Faith and Love.  Every seed sown in Faith produces in Love.

1Ti 1:14  And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.

  • Faith displays its power by Love: Faith sees things as done, Love ensures they are done. Faith creates love as summer breeds flowers! Love works by Faith, Faith Answers through Love. It is important to show our Faith by our Love and to increase our Love by faith.  When you have Faith in someone, you would stand by that person irrespective of what happens. Love is unconditional, Faith is unconventional.

Love is labour, Faith is work.

1Th 1:3  Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father;

2Ti 1:13  Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.

1Th 5:8  But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.

  • Love Reacts Upon Faith and Perfects it.  There is no man of Faith who is not a man of Love.

God is all you need to have all your needs met, Faith is all it takes to make God work, Love is all it requires to work in Faith with God.

 

ODE: Best.Instructional.Book.to.Locate.Everything

AN ODE TO THE BOOK OF BOOKS

Favourite Book is the Bible. The Author, Men as moved by the Spirit of God.

For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.  The Book of Hebrews …

The bible is the most complete book in the world. It is a book of books. It is interesting to note that the modern printing press had its first publication as the bible. And since then it has continued to advance generations after generations.

It is the bestseller of all times, it is the most vilified yet most dignified book ever written.

It was written by at least 40 men at different times and in different places.

It has been translated to over 2000  languages and counting,

It is the source of wisdom, it is the definition of knowledge it is the giver of understanding.

It talks about the beginning of the world and chronicles the end of the universe.

It is the greatest love story ever told,

It depicts how uncannily humanity is kept preserved, spared, protected and dutifully pampered in God’s hand.

No other book is

flawlessly accurate,

intangibly relevant,

intentionally written or

unfathomably organised.

Science only agrees with its findings, philosophers only re-echo its admonitions, peoples of nations only confirm its history of creation.

It laws determine all legal systems, its contents touch on all aspects of human existence, its principles stand the test of time.

It is the light that blazing keeps us from the darkness of the world.

It comforts the comfortless,

blesses the cursed,

quenches the storms of life,

gives hope in hopelessness,

gives a purpose to the purposeless and

the only thread that connects every single 7 billion people on the earth,

that we are God’s Children.

It is sharper than the sharpest sword, faster than the speed of light and contains more information than all the resources on the world wide web.

It needs no vote of confidence to be accepted,

does not require any review by

Wall Street Journal,

Financial Times,

The Vogue,

The Guardian,

Forbes Times

or Business week,

yet it is sold, given, manufactured, interpreted, preached, celebrated every nanosecond of everyday.

IT does not need a special feature on

CNN,

BBC,

National Geographic,

History Channel,

ALJazeera,

CCTV,

NTA,

Bloomberg

or CNBC

yet it attracts more viewership than all over those combined together.

The Bible is impossibly unfathomable

It can not be ignored,

burnt,

discredited,

discontinued,

contended with,

cursed,

caricatured,

de-listed,

destroyed,

damaged,

counteracted,

sequel,

disoriented,

bastardized or

contained.

It is simply indescribable and certainly  indispensable.

It is the pathfinder of new findings, the trailblazer of new civilizations,

the trendsetter of new technologies,

the  waymaker of unknown unknowns.

It talks about known knowns,

it shows unknown knows,

it opens up known unknowns and

carries the secrets of unknown unknowns.

It treasures are richer than the pyramids of Egypts,

more magnicient than the Great Pyramids of Giza or the Statue of Zeus,

more enthralling than the hanging gardens of Babylon or the Maudoleum at Halicarnassus ,

more sanctimonious than the Temple of Artemis,

more collosal than the colossus of Rhodes,

and blazing brighter than the lighthouse of Alexandria.

It elicits a desire more surreal than a Night at the Taj Mahal,

more indescribable than the grandiloquence of the Chichen Itza,

more symbolic than the O Cristo Redentor,

more awe inspiring than the Roman Colosseum,

more breath taking than the Great Wall of China,

more sacred than the Manchu Oicchu and

indeed more enigmatic than the Petra.

When the blind read it they see,

when the dumb speak about it their tongue is loosed,

when the dumb here it they receive hearings,

when the sick speak of its truth they are restored,

when the poor obey its commands, they are made rich,

when nations return to it, they become super powers.

The bible is beyond compare,

it is beyond a class,

it can not be categorized,

there is no field of human endeavour that does not have its source in the bible.

The first Surgery in the world is Chronicled there,

the first language separation is written there,

the first religions of the world has its root there,

technology advancement has its source there.

It never witnessed twitter yet the creator has more followers than any twitter user.

It never witnessed the dawn of facebook, yet more people Face The Book than Facebook.

It never witnessed Google, yet the Spirit of God inspired men to speak about unknown regions and prove invisible facts.

Even Yet at the end of it all

the Bible is simple to understand, easy to read,  elementary to assimilate

and a means for inspiration, instruction, correction and admonition of worlds without end,

It is Simply

Best.Instructional.Book.to.Locate.Everything

What Makes a Father of Glory!!!

 He had created everything, but

He wanted something that was all in all,

The fullness of His measure,

The calculated saunter of His glory and the depiction of His presence.

And then He began, His chef-d’oeuvre, something like no other; selah

‘Abba’ took the strength of a mountain and wove it in it’s will,

The majesty of a tree and wove it in it’s  poise,

The warmth of a summer sun and wove it in it’s  smile,

The calm of a quiet sea and wove it to it’s  persona,

The generous soul of nature and wove it to it’s  attitude,

The comforting arm of night and wove it to it’s carriage ,

The wisdom of the ages and wove it to it’s  words,

The power of the eagle’s flight and wove it in it’s  foresight,

The joy of a morning in spring and wove it in it’s  face,

The faith of a mustard seed and wove it in it’s love,

The patience of eternity and wove it to it’s  silence,

The depth of a family need and wove it to it’s  heart,

The meekness of the Lamb and wove it to it’s deeds

The Indestructibleness of Adamantium and wove it in it’s  frame of Steel ensuring that it’s Kyrptonite would be it’s  asymmetrical counterpart, the WeMen-Mums

And the piece de resistance;

God took the Royalty of His Splendour, The essence of His love and

The Glory of His majesty and wove it in it’s  equanimity and called it,

THE  spirituality

Then God combined these qualities,

When there was nix more to add, neither was there zilch to subtract

When there would be nothing to divide nor a jot to multiply

He knew His masterpiece was complete,

And so, He changed the ‘it’ to a ‘Him’ and gave Him the breath of a god

And, And, And….Hmmmm

And he Became my Father,

A father of fathers, a father like no other, a

Faithful father

Always Adorable Father

Trustworthy Father

Honoring and Honest Father

Ever-loving, Ever-Caring Ever-lasting Father

Righteously Redoubtable Father

Spiritually Sagacious Father

 

Will the Men of Glory Please Stand UP,

Will the Men of Glory Please stand UP,

Will the Men of Glory please stand UP,

Thank you Glorious Fathers!!!

Copyright ®© RON 2013

SPOKEN WORD – THE FATHERS OF FAITH

One Father is more than a hundred school masters. My father didn’t tell me how to live really, he lived and let me watch him do it-George Herbert.

God was done creating the world, He couldn’t stand to see it rule by any other thing than that which was in His image and His likeness, and then he created man. But God, proceeded further in His infiniteness and made them like Him, He brought them to His stature and made them co-creators, these He called fathers.

Before Genesis 1, God was alone, He did all the work,  but after Genesis one, He never ever did a thing without them, He gave them the earth as a legacy of love, and worked with them.  Who are these Fathers of Faith,

Come with me!!

Will the Fathers of Faith Stand to be recognized.

  • In Genesis they co created the world with God and named all beings and things
  •  In Exodus they initiated the great hejira and were the front liners in the deliverance
  • In Leviticus they were high priests and bastions of God’s ways.
  • In Numbers they represented God as armies of the most high and put paid His foes
  • In Deuteronomy they were the commanding commanders who swore to obey God’s commandments.
  • In Joshua- they, the ones unperturbed by giants and laid claim to the inheritance of God’s promise in Canaan
  • In Judges- they were the ones who with God upheld righteousness justice and peace
  • In Ruth- they were the honourable men who fought for the women who stooped to conquer and raised a lineage in the order of Christ

Will the Fathers of Faith Stand to be appreciated,  Stay with me

  • In 1 Samuel- they were sons lent unto the Lord and became kings and high priest forever unto their God
  • 2 Samuel- they were the shepherds that fought with the lion, killed the bear and put down God’s enemies-the Goliath and Philistines
  • In 1 Kings – they were the knights and kings that won the battles of God’s nation
  • IN 2 Kings  - they were the jurists who that brought about unprecedented tranquillity and prosperity to God’s families
  • In 1 Chronicles- they were the number that stood to be counted and accounted to raise a generation unto God for unending impact
  • In 2 Chronicles-they were the trumpeters, the lute players, the oboist, the saxophonist who defeated the enemies via cataclysmic praise.
  • In Ezra-they were the priests on high who prophesied the returning of Gods people from the land of captivity to their place of nativity
  • In Nehemiah –they were the captives who interceded and proceeded to make their interminable request known to an heathen king
  • In Esther- they were the vanguards whose character in a foreign land and deference to their God, gave them the right hand place with kings.
  • In Job- they were family men who eschewed evil and vowed to serve this God till death

Will the Fathers of Faith Stand to be celebrated, Be with me

  • In Psalms – the were the sweet psalmists who sang and praised God through all and in every situation
  • In Proverbs- the were the echelons of knowledge, the gauge of understanding and the vessels of wisdom
  • In  Ecclesiastes- they were the ones who searched the earth and propounded the hypotheses that E-G=V ie Everything-God=Vanity,  G+N=E2 God+Nothing=Eternity and Everything , now a universal law.

•       In the Song of Solomon- they were the Lovers who gave love so strong as death and created a seal that waters or floods nor substance cannot quench

  • In Isaiah the were the messengers that presciently spoke about the life of the son of the Father of Fathers
  • In Jeremiah – they were Yahweh’s own voice that served as a beacon of hope and a restorer of salvation to God’s people
  • In Lamentations- they were noblemen that struck with grief, and wept for the vicissitudes of God’s people.
  •  In Ezekiel- they were the foreseers that prophesied the bones that were rejuvenated, re-conciliated and reoriented to their maker.
  • in Daniel- they were strangers in a foreign land that dared other gods by their unassailable trust in the God of gods

Will the Fathers of Faith Stand to be congratulated. Don’t leave me

  • In Hosea- they were the faithful husbands who would not leave their families nor shirk their responsibilities to an unfaithful excuse
  • In Joel-they were the knighted men whose earth quaked before them and their heavens trembled at their parade
  • In Amos-the were the strongmen who walked with God and preserved His anger against nations
  • In Obadiah- they were the saviours and ambassadors of Jehovah to the heathen
  • In Jonah- they were the messengers of the most high who preached and caused the revival and repentance of beasts, flocks and man all in a day in Nineveh
  •  In Micah – they were zions penchants who restored the relationship as it was with the patriarchs,  Abraham Isaac and Jacob
  •  In Nahum – the were equestrians whose jealousy for their God saw them lift up the bright sword and glittering spear
  • In Habakkuk- they were the watchmen that stood upon the tower and ran tenaciously with a vision that tarried not.
  • In Zephaniah- they were the forethoughts of God’s anger and spoke of the desolations of Moab and Ammnon, Gaza and Ahskelon, Ethopia and Assyria
  • In Haggai- they were the builders of God’s houses, who established His glory as a signet forever
  • In Zechariah- they were high-priest whose filthy garments where replaced with holiness and stand as the carpenter of God in the four corners of the earth
  • In Malachi- the were Noblesse oblige faithful tithers who spoke often to one another about the Lord and heralded the sun of Righteousness

Who are the Men of God’s Glory, Follow me

In Matthew, Mark Luke and John  they were disciples which became Men as unto God

Acts, they were revivalist that doubled the Churhc 125 times more

Romans they were fiery preachers, mad men to spread the truth of the Gospel to kings

In Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians Colossians and Thessalonians, they were the Rock of offence, the foundation stone of the Early Church

In Timothy Titus and Philemon, they were sons that perpetuated the posterity of the Gospel

Hebrews they were Just men made perfect, the indivisibility of the  cloud of witness

James, Peter, John, Jude, they were the elders of  church who wrote epistles of timeless and boundless values

In Revelation, they were Fathers that serve as gods in the Throne of The Fathers of Father, Yahweh

Can the Men of Faith Stand to be honoured, celebrated and adorned with the sceptre of the righteousness of God.

We celebrate you fathers’ world over, Well-done for the work you are doing with your creator!!!

A Titanic Day in Positive Confessions

All it takes to have a great and enticing life is starting your day with positive confessions.

A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver. Words can reshape your destiny, recreate your character, sustain you in infirmity and redirect your passion.

These words have the power to engender all the good things in life for you and then some. They would make you a colossus, a demi god, a titan, a juggernaut and give you palpable serenity.

These positive confessions I must confess should be printed, put close to your mirror and be spoken out deeply and intently daily. Its an amalgam of several anecdotal references. Don’t dull, do it posthaste. I repeat do not postpone. Start today.

Send me a thank you note in 10 years when they have generated a better being and given you the life of your dreams. Be blessed.
In the name of Jesus, I am a believer.I believe God’s Word. I am what the Word says I am. I have what the Word says I have. I can do what the Word says I can do. In Jesus’ name, I render ineffective every negative word I have spoken, every negative thing I have thought, every word and thought that has been contrary to the truth of God’s Word.

From this moment forward, I will acknowledge only the good things that are in me in Christ Jesus. I am saying it now: out of the good treasure of my heart, only good things will come to pass.

I am the righteousness of God, a new creation, an heir of God, and a joint-heir with Jesus. I have been delivered from the power of darkness and translated into the Kingdom of God’s Dear Son. I have been redeemed by the blood of the Lamb – redeemed from the curse of the Law; redeemed from sickness and disease, poverty and death.

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. I am more than a conqueror. He never leaves me nor forsakes me. Since the Greater One dwells within me, I can overcome every situation. The faith of God resides within me, and through it I have the victory that overcomes the world.

I thank you, Father, that I can have all these things. I believe it in my heart. I have released it with my mouth. So be it. It will surely come to pass, in Jesus’ name, Amen!

I thank God – today – that He has a plan for my life.
 I am motivated to seek and serve God’s will.
 I trust that God has inspired me to begin – surely He will guide me to succeed.
 I walk the walk of faith.
 I think God’s thoughts.
 I set goals.
 I chart a course.
 I discipline my mind to weed out negative thoughts.
 I reject all thoughts of discouragement.
 I envision myself making steady progress.
 I base my ultimate success on the character of God.
 I believe that I will succeed.
 I will cultivate a mental attitude that expects progress.
 With God’s guidance, I will make my life an exclamation mark!
 God never starts a project and abandons it!
 God is no quitter. He is a finisher!
 God is the author (source) and perfecter (finisher) of my faith.
 God, who has begun a good work in me, will complete it.

AMEN!!!

 

FAITH STANCE

That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.

Our faith which is a substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen should be determined by our estimation of the power of God and not by the determination of the wisdom of men.

Before now, the wisdom of men thought men could not fly, the wisdom of men never imagined a world where medical operations could be carried out without pain to the patient, the wisdom of men has determined that a lot of things would not be. But the power of God has healed, inspired, recovered, delivered, created, and restored you when the wisdom of men thought not so. He who made the heaven cum earth in a week would not have a problem showing you how it works and the principles upon which He founded it.

It is said of God, that the Lord by wisdom has founded the earth and by understanding has He established the heavens.  So why would my faith be based on the facts, hypothesis, theories and deductions of the limited range, time bound, finite magnitude and error prone assertions of men. I would rather build and hold on to my faith in the unlimited, infinite, unimaginable, impregnable, insurmountable, ever reliable, ever dependable, ever charged power of God. Remember God is not limited by time, He does not do things in His own time, because He is not in the time continuum.

So don’t use your limited time frame to think it is too slow, too late, too impossible, too costly, too big, too insurmountable, too complicated or too overrated.

By his power we live and be and have our being. Faith in His power is the most potent force in the universe. By His power, men tap of supernatural wisdom and make the world a more intentional orchestration of heavenly order. Look around and see that everything that man has discovered is a result of what God has created.  Every improvement in the wisdom of man is a consequence of an existing power of the knowledge and Wisdom of God.

Therefore I go today understanding that the power of God would be my stance of faith.

What is the substance of your hope, the evidence of your sight and the assertion of your faith?

By Faith

(MSG)  The fundamental fact of existence is that this trust in God, this faith, is the firm foundation under everything that makes life worth living. It’s our handle on what we can’t see.

(NLT)
What is faith? It is the confident assurance that what we hope for is going to happen. It is the evidence of things we cannot yet see.

(KJV)  Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

The Word Faith resonates in the life of the believer as a core of the tripartite requirement to live a victorious life. The other two cores are love and hope. A further understanding of the nature of Faith would help us realize that Faith holds the answer to everything we crave in our daily sojourn on earth.

Let us step up a little. The Chapter of Faith Hebrews 11, describes Faith as the Substance off things hoped for; the evidence of things not seen. This description affirms, reaffirms and future affirms that the key to stepping into the future we envisage is Faith in the creatibility-creative ability-of that future by He who our faith rests upon.

A step down and hindsight dimension into the history of the elders of ages past, shows the force of Faith at work in the lives of these men, who uncommonly created an evidence of things not seen, told or witnessed in their generation. These elders obtained a good report.

I will break it down further. Now let us stop here now and ask, what good report can I obtain today through Faith? Let me pose a question to you, why do you wake up today and get set to go about your business? Why do you wake up and prepare to board a bus, drive your car or hail a cab? Why do you leave your house with your properties and lock your door each day?

We might have different answers to those questions, but one thing rings true, FAITH.  In the hope of a future and evidence beyond reasonable compare, of things not delivered we run our daily lives. You wake up to go about your business because you hope you would be paid and rewarded at the end of the month. You get set to hail a cab, board a bus or drive your car because you are convinced beyond ascertainable doubt that they would be available for your convenience. You lock your door leaving all your properties because you have this unswerving believe that your properties would be where you left them at your return from work.

Now that is Faith, but it is in the physical!! The nature of man presupposes that we are Spirits who live in a soul and have a body. In-fact it is stated unequivocally that the things which are seen are made by the things which do not seem to appear. Therefore if you in your mortal body could have faith to ensure a continuous order of inanimate things, you my friend can use the Faith in the Spirit to ensure a continuous order of your life and obtain a good report. But you must have the faith in your Spirit to obtain that good report. Your work, transportation and properties give you good report because you have Faith in them to give you good report. Cosequentially, your life, aspirations, dreams and desires can bring about your desired good report if you have Faith built by your Spirit to bring them to bear.

Faith holds the key to unlock all impossibilities regardless of oppositions. All the men save none who have astounded the world in their generation had this element of Faith that connected them to the untapped potentials of the Spirit realms and made them a beacon of hope to the generation following.

Kid yourself no longer, begin today to accentuate your Faith in the Spirit realm, you can have what you desire, you can bring about what you think, you can accomplish what you imagine.

But By Faith in Who?

I rise…