Gen.27:40 (KJV)... And by thy sword shalt thou live, and shalt serve thy brother;
Great efforts, high qualification and good intentions are great, and desirable. However, they are never sufficient in themselves to sustain a man through life, especially on the pathway to significance.
…one day of favour is more valuable and profitable than a hundred years of labour.
Over and above these things, we need divine empowerment, i.e. The blessing of God to prosper in life.
Blessing is an empowerment to prosper. It is the divine enablement and liberty to fulfil God’s purpose for our life.
When God made Adam, He did not leave him to fulfil His purpose by his own strength. Rather, He enabled and empowered him. He blessed Him!
Jacob had the enablement to prosper with every little effort. Esau, on the other hand had to live by … read more…
James 4:8 (KJV) Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you…
Tired of life as usual? And itching for something deeper, richer, higher, sweeter, more concrete…mean a much better outlook of life than THIS?
Then it’s time to take your walk with God to the next level!
As I appear before You Each Day, may I grow from strength to strength and experience grace succeeding grace in all the facets of my life…
It starts by doing something just a little differently for example
Rising just 15 minutes earlier
To pray just 5 minutes longer
And study just 2 extra verses of scripture
Every single day!
Each time we move an inch closer to God, He moves miles closer to us and draws us to Himself.
And each time He draws us closer to Himself, our lives… Read more
Thus saith the LORD; Refrain thy voice from weeping, and thine eyes from tears: for thy work shall be rewarded, saith the LORD; and they shall come again from the land of the enemy.
And there is hope in thine end, saith the LORD, that thy children shall come again to their own border.
Job 14:7-8 (KJV):
For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again, and that the tender branch thereof will not cease.
Though the root thereof wax old in the earth, and the stock thereof die in the ground;
Yet through the scent of water it will bud, and bring forth boughs like a plant.
Thank You for this reminder that there is hope in my end regardless of the realities of today. Be it unto me according to Your words in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Funmi Adebayo © 2015 View on Each Day Online
“Manage four real-time blogs at a time? Then you must be damned busy!” Friends often exclaim.
Each time I hear that I wonder, “Am I busy really?”
In all honesty, I do not think so. Truth is I do not see writing and blogging as work. For me writing is a passion, a delight… Something more than a pleasure. And relating it to service and ministry to God and humanity? Nothing on earth can be more fulfilling!
Writing is what I’d rather do than work in the office. It’s what I often find myself doing and what I try to keep myself from doing when I should be balancing accounts, taking stocks and inventory or building another Retail Solution for a client (true confessions)
Now, Retailing, building Retail Solutions, Accounting, Customer Care, Cooking, House chores etc. (some of which activities I really do enjoy doing to some extent, and some of which I’d rather not touch with a long spoon) are for me the real work.
If there’s any psychological term for the love of writing, blogging and literature, any _______mania (I’d have to check with a psychologist cause) I’m really hoping I don’t have it. But if it’s a good thing, then why not..?
But writing? That’s what I’d do with all pleasures if left alone in a desert island. Just be kind enough to please leave me my Bible, my darling Hubby and boys for the physical and emotional cushion effect; and a good supply of food and water; then what’s left? Yes, a good phone, internet, a bridge and a speed boat so we and everyone else can move in and out – and I’d be just fine.
I’d rather write than have my bath and apply those splashes of colours, blushes, mascaras and shimmers to my face. Don’t get me wrong, I still do all those things, even to the point of looking like a dolly- I can be very vain sometimes! But the fact is, I’d rather burst it all to create more time for my secret love: writing!
So how could I ever be burdened with writing? Writing is what I do to relax when I’m done with all the haaaarrrrrrrddddd work- the ones which keep me really ‘busy’. Writing is how I catch my fun. For me, it is synonymous to playing.
Friends often say I can be pleasantly weird sometimes. The reason? Please take a wild guess.
OK. Let me help: For me life is one big drama and each of us are simply just playing out some role per time generally, and sometimes, specifically. Hmmm….Won’t say too much…
It’s that fun!
If there’s any psychological term for the love of writing, blogging and literature, any _______mania (I’d have to check with a psychologist cause) I’m really hoping I don’t have it. But if it’s a good thing, then why not..? As long as it keeps me being a channel of blessing to God and man, then I’d gladly have it a million times over.
Now I Need A Smoke Detector
Now back to this morning, hubby was out early at dawn and that gave me the liberty to prepare breakfast at my leisure. So I chose to do house chores first.
My boys settled for bread, egg and cocoa while I chose to prepare white rice.
While rice was cooking in the kitchen and I was taking a short rest, I stumbled upon this new blogging tool and was so hooked on signing up and getting some unique template that I literally forgot about breakfast.
I smelt it, but was too engrossed with my new found love to pay attention.
I heard the boys coughing but I was too preoccupied to really notice.
Then suddenly, I looked up and behold my entire house was a-smoking with my boys coughing and puffing.
I dashed into the kitchen and my pot was black with my breakfast burnt into ashes- as a burnt sacrifice to the atmospheres.
All for the love of blogging… God save me! I sure need to have a smoke detector installed ASAP.
Now am I not some kind of a writo-blogo-maniac?
Funmi Adebayo © 2015
Ps.16:11 (GW) You make the path of life known to me. Complete joy is in your presence. Pleasures are by your side forever.
Have you experienced and expressed JOY lately? One that flows from deep within?
It’s like a big WOW- a big fat grin…a giggle…a song…a dance…a celebration… a bubbling…a partying… sometimes a suppressed laughter on the inside!
…without (Joy) the entire earthly Christian experience would be like a journey through the wilderness in a rickety car without the comfort of a cooling system.
At times it’s so deep that one wonders and tries to recall whether he won a lottery of recent! Whereas in reality, everything might very well be ‘upside down’ on the outside!
The difference between happiness and Joy is that while happiness takes its source from the outside and basically depends on happenings, Joy is a fruit of the re-birthed and regenerated spirit which flows from deep within!
He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. John 7:38 (KJV)
Joy is a major component of the Christian lifestyle without which the entire earthly Christian experience would be like a journey through the wilderness in a rickety car without the comfort of a cooling system.
A ‘joyless’ life is that frustrating!
Without Joy, the Christian is both powerless and helpless; besides Divine interventions are rare. However, Joy is synonymous to …read more…