Guest Post: The World-Wide Holiday

The global sabbatical didn’t change you and won’t change you, whatever you are or will become is and will be by your own doing.

Solemnly as I write, I try to daydream about my friends who traveled home (for safety, to reduce expenses and for comfortability so they say) because of the pandemic (corona virus, in Cardi B’s voice) how they’re coping with the situation at home as their aims were not met.

Some spent more, some are bored than they could ever be and they even wished they didn’t travel to their homes, even if their parents are happy at the other end. I tried to picture the extroverts amongst them, “stay at home” must have dealt with them and thereby making them feel tamed.

The introverts amongst them are getting chubby and excited that their extrovert siblings are home with them, hence they’re more happier than they have ever been, (possibly).

The ambiverts are not bothered, but are thinking of what to do with the world-wide holiday and how to make it seem wonderful and productive for them!

Husbands and wives are tired of the routine they’ve never paid attention to since they got married, the husbands have started to notice some odd attitudes in their kids which they weren’t available to notice since they are most of the time busy with work, they’re more helpless because they’re not friends with their partners nor did they court to notice about 80% of their wives attributes, now they’re exposed to 150% of their wives flaws they’re fed up with (😂)

Wives who are sometimes troublesome, lacking good vibes, short of ideas, bent by the society that they’re to do house shores and babysitting are somehow excited that now the duty is shared, the balancing of the home/family duty and wife’s duty to her husband is now obvious to some husbands who sees it as nothing.

For homes, where the father is out all day and the kids are the ones in charge of TV, the kids are now probably glued to watching adult channels like News, Sport, and so on thereby making them sad and troublesome between themselves, and also affecting the parents who are sometimes provoked to spank them or leave the TV for them so the house could be at peace, now it is a Joint Effort (😜)

For those who ran to their boyfriends house for isolation, I’m sure they’re having impromptu courting with their spouse to see who they intend to marry in the near future. Is he/she boring & wired to one type of routine?

Is he/she the nagging type? Is he/she compatible to be solemnly engaged with( till death do you path) for marriage?

Is he/she a soulmate that can always connect with you not only emotionally, bodily/physically, likes & dislikes, aims & goals, plans & ambition, But also “In your deepest fear” to encourage you? Is he/she the type that wants to change your diet to suit theirs(😁) now that you’re unofficially courting, decide what you want for yourself, your future and your kids.

To myself, a lot of online business are available and guess what, I need to make money, but I’m not interested. A lot of online courses are onboard to gain ideas/knowledge, I’m still not interested.

A lot of friends whom may have been disconnected some time ago are trying to get connected, I’m not interested still(it’s a Hi, how are you?

Good wishes from my heart & prayers we will all make it and meet at the top in good health, and of course Okay, bye thing).

Don’t be surprised about my rigidity and not being interested in those things, Yes it’s time to make amends to broken friendships/relationships, it’s time to develop a skill and get new knowledge, it’s time to make money through the internet and the list goes on, but here’s my question to you!

Are you doing those listed things because you have no option on how to make the boredom useful? Are you doing it just to encourage your lazy ass that you could be productive? Are you doing it just so when you’re asked what you did with the holiday, you could say something?

Are you making money so that you could ball/spend more than you spent before the pandemic? Are you learning a skill just so you could show off that you’ve improved on yourself to your peers? Are you trying to gain knowledge or learn new words just so you could bombard your friends who have bullied you?

Guess what….?

You’re trying to temporarily mask your lazy ass/self! Yes, and i know some of you’d disagree with my point because you’ve made up your mind (clap for yourself).

Let me tell you something, majority of us will go back to the way we were before the holiday/lockdown and even worst(for the most lazy ones) because we are or have wired ourselves that way before we were restricted/tamed by the pandemic to isolation, and thereafter would act like a street dog that was caged for a while and peradventure break free from the cage for freedom.

The world-wide sabbatical, house arrest or whatever you’d call it, did it change you? would it change you? you changed or would change yourself.


Many thanks for dropping by, until next…

Peace!!

Writen by UDUBRAI Faith

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Social distancing does not mean Spiritual distancing

Even though we are in the season of social distancing as a result of covid-19, we must not let it divert our attention from the only thing that matters or affect our relationship with God, rather it should draw us closer to Him.

He lives forever

As we celebrate Easter, know that the risen King has fully paid the price for us;

He was forsaken that we might always experience God’s presence.

He was made sin that we might be made His righteousness.

He was punished that we might be forgiven.

He was rejected that we might be accepted.

He was wounded that we might be healed.

He became poor that we might be rich.

He died and rose that we might live.

How can one access these divine blessings?

  • Accept Jesus as your Lord and Saviour, and receive Him into your life (John 1:12)

  • Believe unto righteousness with your heart (Romans 10:10a)

  • Confess with your mouth. With the mouth, confession is made unto
    salvation (Romans 10:10b)

Happy Easter! The Lord make His face shine upon you with favor, and be gracious to you surrounding you with lovingkindness today and always.


Many thanks for dropping by, until next timeBe Still! GOD IS IN CONTROL.

Danny

Don’t Rush

Have you ever seen a flower grow? Take a step back…

Part of what makes a flower grow out looking so beautiful is how long it took to grow and the gradual process it went through.

Rush no one and most importantly, let no one rush you. Everyone has their way of emerging victorious.

Everybody mustn’t be like you or do what you did to succeed, everyone has their uniqueness.

Understand this and we’d all be happy at the end of the day.

Everything on earth has its own time and its own season.
Ecclesiastes 3:1 CEV


Many thanks for dropping by, until next time… remember to wash your hands regularly with soap and running water.

Shalom!

Danny

COVID-19

If someone had told me in December 2019 that the world will be put on its knees by an ultramicroscopic infection i would have laughed and not taken it serious.

But here we are as coronavirus has gained global traction and as a result World Health Organization (WHO) has declared it a pandemic and this of course has affected the world in an unprecedented manner.

Personally i think two factors are responsible for the wide spread of this virus;

  • Government mishandling of Information

When it was first discovered in China, the Chinese government tried to suppress and cover it up and when they could no longer hide it, that was when it became known to the public and even at that time most countries took it lightly saying it was just a flu especially by the superpowers.

  • Misguided notion
One would have expected the so called world powers to have taken decisive and proactive steps in combating the virus the moment it first came to public notice instead they were playing blame game and World Health Organization was busy wondering why there was little or no cases in Africa but waited until it got out of hands before declaring it a pandemic.

South korea was the most infected country outside of China but as at now Italy has taken that position to the extent that Italy and some other countries are on lockdown.

South Korea have been able to contain and reduce the spread of the virus due to proper handling and responsive measures put in place by the Korean government and as a result some patients have recovered from it.

But the case is different in Europe according to reports Hospitals in Italy have been overwhelmed

ROME – As in any war, we have to choose who to treat and who not.

That was a headline on March 9 in Il Corriere della Sera, a leading newspaper in Italy, that informed us that hospitals in Italy’s north, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the country, were being stretched thin and the health care system was on the brink of collapse.

Economic activities have been slowed down or grounded all over the world as a result of the virus. Some notable world leaders and celebrities have tested positive to the virus.

Countries have placed travel restrictions on each other, Schools, Churches closed, events canceled and all sport related activities in Europe have also been suspended due to the spread of the virus.

Some organizations have asked their employees to work from home while Universities in korea resumes the spring semester tomorrow with online classes and students who traveled during Christmas holiday and are yet to book their flight back to school have also been advised to take this semester off.

World Health Organization said that they are doing everything possible to solve the problem but in the meantime there are several measures we can take to protect ourselves from COVID-19.

One of the most important ones is regular and safe hand hygiene.

Cover your mouth and nose with your elbow if you cough or sneeze.

Stay home if you are sick.

Avoid unnecessary travel and large social gatherings.

Comply with the advice of your local/national health authority.

My thoughts are with everyone affected and thanks to every health worker around the world and i pray God will grant scientists and researchers divine wisdom in coming up with a cure.


Until next time, don’t give up the fight.. #StaySafe and God bless.

Danny

The Promise

I don’t know of a better way to say this, but life is hard, life is a battle, living is not easy especially as an adult, life is not a bed of roses. The journey is full of curves and huddles. There’s no easy ride in the race of life.

The journey sometimes if not most of the time is damn right disappointing. Life is not fair and it is even harder for anyone who takes it for granted.

Life has a mind of it own, one moment life is all good and smooth and the next moment everything turns south.

Life is full of ups and downs and only those who are courageous enough to get up everytime they fall will life yield to.

Sometimes life happens to us not necessarily because we fail to plan, but because life just didn’t go as we planned.

Life is like a mountain, you will never get to the top unless you climb it.

Life is a school, not everyone who starts or are in the same class graduates at the same time and with the same grades. Some come out with first, second, third class and even some as drop out. It all depends on what you put in and the measure of grace upon you.

Life is a fire where precious stones are refined, only those who can stand the test of time will come out pure and refined.

Life is like a game, if you don’t play it you stand no chance of winning.

Even though life is a game, we mustn’t see it as a competition against others but against ourselves. Compete and play to be better than you were yesterday, play against your fears, play to be the best you can be. Compete against your challenges and even when you fail don’t remain a failure.

Identify where you might have gone wrong and learn from it then move on to try again.
The journey of life has so many routes and not everyone arrives at the same time.

Life answers to those who do not give up on life but are courageous enough to fail forward.

Nevertheless, in the midst of all these challenges, it is more than encouraging to know that we can rest confidently on the infallibility of God’s word for us in Isaiah 41:10 which says;

Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. Isaiah 41:10 KJV

This is God reassuring and reminding us of who He is and what He will do for us by Himself.

So do not be unhinge or frightened, but be bold as a lion because the Lion of the tribe of Judah is with you in the journey of life.

He’s your strength, backbone and stability in time of weakness, help and supporter in time of trouble.

He will keep and maintain you in an unaltered condition with His right hand of righteousness.

So, in spite of any challenges you might be going through, i implore you to take consolation in God’s unfailing love.

As i minister to you, i minister to myself..


Thanks and God bless, until next time…

Shalom!

Danny

What prompted Jesus to curse the Fig Tree?

Have you ever read the portion of the bible where Jesus cursed the fig tree and wondered why He took such action on an innocent tree?

Could it have been because there was no friuts on the fig tree for Him to quench His hunger?. It’s also worthy to note that book of Mark 11:13 stated that it was not yet the season of fig trees to bear fruit.

Mark 11:11-24 also recounts the event that transpired between Jesus and His disciples in respect of the fig tree vis-a-vis the important lesson from it.

Furthermore, Ecclesiastes 3:1 tells us that; for everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven.

So what prompted Jesus to curse the tree if the time of figs wasn’t yet?

Well, Jesus gave the answer and the lesson He wants us to learn in Mark 11:22-24

And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.

For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.

Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have

In other words, Jesus wants us to know that as children of God we have the authority to command and issue decrees concerning anything or circumstance and it will happen according to our faith.

It’s interesting to know that God has given man dominion to rule over situations Ab initio genesis 1:26

This goes to show that there’s a measure of God’s power in us, and its efficacy depends solely on the level of our faith.

In summary, Jesus passed a judgment on the fig tree not necessarily because it was fruitless, but because He wants us to know and understand that we can achieve our heart desire if we believe and exercise unwavering faith in God as touching anything.


Many thanks for dropping by, until next time…

Shalom!

Danny

How about we let the Resolution thing slide?

For most of us, New Year is a time for turning a new leaf. To cease from doing certain things, to improve on certain aspect of our lives, either to stop some bad habits, to work out so as to burn that fat and be in shape (Lol) and the list goes on….

Happy New Year

Some always make RESOLUTIONS, but only a few about (8%) do follow up with whatever they’ve decided to do.

2020 is upon us, are you one of the 92% that keeps signing up a deal with yourself and within few days into the New Year you dump it?

How about we let the Resolution thing slide and just live our normal lives, but with a changed mentality and perspective towards life so as to get the results of what will eventually becomes an attitude, instead of being All-Serious and deliberately failing ourselves more often than not that failure becomes our habits instead of getting the change we desired.

Positive change isn’t something that takes place overnight or in a twinkle of an eye! It is an effort made deliberately, it is a process followed up consciously in order to yield a valid and positive result that brings fulfillment to one’s self.

Do not make false promises called RESOLUTIONS, decide a positive habit from your previous bad habits, work and improve on it and be proud of yourself during the process till it becomes your lifestyle (YOU)….


Here’s wishing You a fulfilled NEW YEAR ahead with love and blessings, and i hope You Start it With Determination and Enthusiasm! Cheers 🍻

Submitted by Udubrai Faith

Ground

This is one of the richest relationships in the Bible. A ground gives support or a reason for another statement. One way to think of it is that it is the ground upon which another statement is built.

Ground are factors forming a basis for action or the justification for a belief.

A ground is an argument or reason for another statement. One way to remember this is that the ground is the base upon which another statement is built.

The supporting (or grounding) statement comes after the statement it supports. When you come to a grounding statement in the Bible, ask what came before it that it supports.

Key Words

Conjunctions or connecting words are very important in the Bible because they tell us how two statements are related to each other. In this case, a grounding relationship is usually connected with for,because, or since.

For example:

Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so. How do we know that Jesus loves us? For (or because) the Bible tells us so.


Many thanks for stopping by, until next time..

Shalom,

Danny

Improvement

Yes, you can always improve on things. Yet to improve something doesn’t necessarily mean to add more to it.

Sometimes you can improve something not by adding to it, but by taking away from it.

Your life, for instance, might improve significantly not by adding more to it, but by taking a few things off your plate.

Learn to recognize when less is best and always remember that little is much when God is in it.


Love and blessings,

Danny

Praise Precedes Victory

The bible says the weapon of our warfare are not carnal ( physical ) but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds. 2 Corinthians 10:4

Praise is one of such weapons because praise brings God down and where God is there’s liberty and victory. Psalm 22:3

2 Chronicles 20 tells us how the Israelites overcame their enemies just by singing and praising God.

The wall of Jericho was brought down through praise and Paul and Silas were freed from the prison through the power of praise.

Do you know that the name Judah in Genesis 37:26-27 means praise ? and guess who suggested that Joseph should be brought out of the pit and sold to the Ishmaelites, instead of killing him. Judah

In case you are going through some challenges or your soul is cast down just like David; know that praise will bring you out and give you a soul lift as you switch over to praise.

There’s power in your praise

There’s joy in your praise

There’s healing in your praise

There’s freedom in your praise

One thing about praising God is that it takes your eyes off the battle, off the challenge and fix it on God who’s the man of war.

As you go about your endeavours, know that the victory is in your praise.


Take care and have a terrific weekend!

Peace,

Danny