This is shining time

Trying times, these times
We are waddling through;
A challenging era
For a long time not known;
Which, interesting to say, offers a great opportunity
To shine;
It’s time to shine;
If not like the sun,
Like a star or the moon;
Glimmer, glow and radiate;
I urge you to do just that;
And don’t wait;
You don’t have any reason
Not to glimmer on the hill;
Begin to shine now
And be a star;
Make sure you shimmer
And glitter so,
The utmist you can be;
Light the lamp in you;
And put it on a lamp stand;
So it may shine,
And give out light
To illuminate all the world;
Yes, my friend, shine!
If you don’t light your lamp,
Switch on the meter;
Because it’s time to shine;
If you squander such a chance,
You will always live to regret;
Beam your light!
Brightly so;
It’s time to dazzle
The best you can.
For this is shining time.


Don’t sink your boat

If you hear me speaking
The truth,
Don’t be hard on me;
I’m talking from my heart;
Saying what I know
And also what I believe;
I cannot do otherwise;
Know the truth
And say something else
Is a mortal sin;
And to know the truth
And stay quiet;
Would mean
Being an accomplice, of course;
Where then shall be your conscience?
Truth must be told;
However bitter it may be;
And that’s what I am doing;
Exactly what they taught us;
Though now, what they do,
Is the direct opposite of that;
Quite hard to believe,
The same people
Who swore by the truth,
Saying nothing was more
Than the truth;
Now swear by lies;
Lies-telling, is now
Their stock in trade;
That’s hard to enter my skull;
The truth is,
Only the truth
Shall set us free;
Lies will roast us;
Or chain and imprison us;
That is what I know;
Lies will sink us;
Only the truth
Will set us free;
That alone will save us.
Those who tell lies
To amass a fortune
Are not rising but sinking;
Better to be poor
Than rich through
Unscrupulous means.
I know a man with
A very fat head,
Who is fabulously rich;
But do you know
How he got his fortune?
Through foul means;
His is dirty money;
Acquired through unclean means;
Not as you would get
Through the sweat of your brow;
Such is the wealth
That in the end, sinks you.
So when you look at him
And see a highly successful man,
Call it the epitome of success,
What I see is a drowning man;
I like you to know
As it has been said
Over and over,
All that glitters is not gold.
And not all gold glitters.
You sink your own boat
When you go for dirty fortune.

The Perfect 10

As society sways in and out of the going tide, I reach for answers deep inside my soul. Hatred brands many minds as their evil destruction is so uncharacteristic of God’s original creation. Today we are at the mercy of the town criers who scream, “The world is ending!” Funny, it’s only the unbelievers who are running scared and to such wild extremes. God set on stone tablets the instructional directions that we are to follow – the perfect 10, known as the Commandments.

While rereading these moral laws, can we understand that if everyone lived by them, then crime, hatred, and deplorable sins would barely exist? And of all the alterations to the Bible and God’s Words, never have these laws been touched. Interesting! So, they are my perfect ten, for they are the only laws we need to live a godly life.

In my reverence, I consider what man has done to the essence of society. They removed the Lord from schools; very few believe in Him or attend church, churches are burned down, and social media placed bans on Christian posts. Among the battle cries, we have hateful, godless children and adults who wave their artillery, damning everyone’s life. In their rightful mind, no man will find peace and harmony without the Lord seated in their soul!

As history repeats itself, God sent the perfect ten for the Israelites, His chosen people, to follow because riots and upheavals were commonplace. His commandments, handed to Moses, defined their sin and revealed the difference between the holy and a commoner.

“Now then, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be My own possession among all the peoples, for all the earth is Mine; and you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’ (Exodus 19:5-6) …”

The Lord also clarified that those defiant in His laws will forever carry the guilt because it is blasphemy. Need I clarify that society, today, doesn’t want any standard of righteousness, rules, or Commandments? People do not recognize their bondage of sin, and sadly, they are doomed. Satan has deceived the inhabitants of this world!

Christians, I ask you to please pray for the lost who dominate our land. May we all soon, see the power of the Perfect Ten. Let us hold close God’s laws and never forget their meaning or value for our eternal salvation.

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How wise is your sowing?

Many people are yet to learn what Shakespeare taught so well.

In one of his plays he says, “The evil that men do lives after them.”

People have different interpretations of this statement.

But the truth is when you do evil, you don’t go free. It haunts you all your life.

Evil does not follow someone who has not looked for it.

A lot of people make the mistake of thinking that they can find their way in life by cheating, exploiting others, or taking what does not belong to them.

Either they are not aware of the law of karma, or they prefer to ignore it.

In this world, we reap what we sow. If we sow evil, that is what we will reap. If we sow good, that is what we reap.

This is what we call the law of karma.

There are people who sow evil and think that they can reap good. How can that be possible?

Can you sow mangoes and reap pears? That would be reaping from the sweat of another.

In life, we are supposed to live on the sweat of our brow, not on the sweat of the brows of others.

Remember what is related in Genesis 3:19. When our first parents disobeyed God and were sent out of the Garden of Eden, God told then:

“You will have to work hard all your life to make it (the soil) produce enough food for you…You will have to work hard and sweat to make the soil produce anything until you go back to the soil from which you were formed.”

He did not say we would get without having worked for it. What he said is quite clear.

We have to work for what we need.

To get anything without working for it is not normal. It is to break the law that God put in place

We should not forget, for every law, there is punishment when we break it.

If you want to live a successful life, respect the law of of life governing success and failure.

This law says what you give out always comes back to you.

We have to plant in order to harvest. You don’t reap if you have not planted.

That is why we have a farming or planting time. During the farming or planting time , we plant so that when the time comes, we reap.

Every thought, every deed is a seed you plant. That seed grows up to bear its kind, and nothing else.

This is why belief has so much power. Belief is a seed that you sow in the universe. It later becomes reality.

Do not believe what you do not want because that is like sowing the seed of a crop you do not want. That is what you will reap. You reap what you believe.

This all boils down to reaping what you sow or the law of karma.

Nothing in life happens haphazardly. Everything follows a plan. If the conditions for something to happen are met, it will happen. If they are not, it will not happen.

When you find people behind bars, it is because they have broken a law; and the law says when you break a law, you are punished for it.

I know you will say there are people who are behind the bars for crimes they have not committed. How does the law of karma come in here?

The law of karma starts with thought. Sin is committed in thought, word or deed. The universe registers the sin of thought as a sin of deed.

To the universe, thought is reality. Therefore, think not of evil because that is evil. Planning evil is evil even if you do not execute your plan.

But it can also happen that someone who is completely innocent is made to suffer. There are exceptions to every rule. And who says such a happening may not be a stepping stone to greater good.

Who knows if Nelson Mandela would ever have been President had he not served those so many years in prison? What we can say with certainty is he would not have been the historical figure he became, had he not suffered so many years behind the bars.

Some failures are stepping stones to good. Abraham Lincoln failed his way to the White House. Many people have risen to prominence because they failed and that challenged them.

All this is said to uphold the point that we do not reap what we do not sow. If you reap what you did not sow, you will pay for it. If you sow and do not reap, it means you did not sow on fertile soil or you did not sow good seeds or you did not take good care of the crops. It can also mean your harvest has been delayed for your greater good.

Plant the law of karma in your mind which is in the Bible in Galatians 6:7, “we reap what we sow.” This is the same as the proverb, “As you make your bed, so shall you lie on it.”

If you give out love, love will come to you. If you are kind, you will experience the kindness of people. If you smile a lot, people will smile a lot to you.

If you hate people, people will hate you. If you don’t care about people, people will not care about you.

That is how it goes in life. Knowing this, who will not be wise enough to sow only that which they wish to reap?

How wise is your sowing? Be a wise soul and sow what you wish to reap.

What an historical figure taught us

The reading of success literature, which we also call inspirational or motivational literature, listening to it on audio or watching videos of it, is a worthwhile habit which I strongly recommend.

It is invigorating, and heightens your awareness of the principles of success.

This habit has been of immense benefit to me. Many top achievers attest to this also; and their achievements lend credence to it.

There are many people who, sadly, still live under the illusion that success is either predetermined, or dependent on luck.

Nothing could be more farfetched.

Success is always a consequence of the respect of the principles of success; one of which is making right choices.

Right choices are never made haphazardly. They are usually the result of correct information, and clear thinking.

I have been listening to some icons on how they found their way to the top.

Their stories are not only thrilling, but also edifying.

The need to make right choices or right decisions keeps topping the chart of their list of success principles.

I have read many odysseys of people from obscure backgrounds to triumph, and I bet, always they enliven my spirits beyond the ordinary; and what I get away with all the times is the choices we make, which is the same as the decisions we make, are highly determinative of our success..

You have to take time to learn how to take sound decisions or make right choices in life.

Another requirement for noteworthy success which from every indication escapes many people struggling to succeed is the need for a sponsor.

When you have someone who backs and guides you, success becomes a certainty. All on your own, it is always much harder.

My advice to anyone in search of success is to make learning a must and a continuous process. Keep learning how to better do whatever you want to do.

Not long ago, I took an online course on digital graphics design and it has enhanced my work. Without it, I would still be trailing far behind in many ways.

An error that is commonly made, is wanting to have what we want here and now. It doesn’t work that way. Why? Because as one luminary of the science of success asserts, nothing worth while is accomplished easily in life. If that were possible, everybody would be an achiever.

Success demands that you invest time to study your project, plan it, and meticulously execute your plan. Even then, that does not guarantee automatic success. You may still fail and try a second, a third and a fourth time before you can make it .

The journey to success, especially to eminence is challenging but it can also be thrilling if you have the right attitude.

Whatever the challenges, never lose sight of the inspiring words of the man whose teachers dismissed as a dunce but who defied all the odds to become a timeless historical figure.

Among the enlivening lessons Winston Churchill taught us and future generations was, “Never, never, never give up!”

100% committed

I set myself a lofty goal;
So resolute am I about it;
I am fully determined;
100% committed to achieve it;
That goal is to find
The sea route to India;
The India of my aspirations;
The summit of Mount Everest
Of achievement;
I will sail on that route;
Do you know what?
I will reach my destination;
By ship or by boat;
The storms of the sea
Will I bravely weather;
And there at the apex
When I stand;
And throw a glance below,
Where I am coming from;
I will narrate my ordeal;
And whoever likes to hear,
Let them hear,
How I found myself there;
How they can get there;
Because it’s not a miracle;
But within human reach;
It’s being done;
So why can’t anyone?
Yes, nothing will stop me;
The devil will not;
In fact, he cannot;
And God cannot;
Because that’s his plan
For me;
Instead, he’s waiting
That I get on board;
And he makes it easy for me;
I am ready;
Because, I want it bad;
And with you O Lord
I know, I will make it.
I am committed;
100% committed.
Sun or storm aren’t enough
To stop me.

Recognizing Humanity

As appalling current events unravel before our very eyes, an underlying message lies deep between the lines of the newspapers and social media posts. Christians must understand we need to stand up, today, for the Lord and His written Word. Be followers of Jesus, or live in the sinful realm of Satan!

Dear children, do not let anyone lead you astray. The one who does what is right is righteous, just as he is righteous.  1 John 3:7

Are all people not created equal? Did God make one race superior over another? No! He made each person unique in His own light, and an “image of Him.” So, why is there a need for racism?

My first thought in recognizing humanity is the word equality. It engulfs the notion that every person, regardless of religion, race, or gender, has the same rights. I believe this to be true, but many in the United States have a tough time putting it into practice. I think the issue is not about equality, but a varying difference of opinions. Let me give you an example…

In today’s times, the Jews often dispute “the image of God.” They feel strongly that God was referring only to Israel’s nation, for they abide more so by the Old Testament than Christians. The problem with this is God didn’t create people to be more valuable than others, nor more deserving of His love than others.

We must come to grips with the fact that humanity will either accept God’s Word or not and live a life worthy of God. It is an individual choice – one which will be personally answered to before the Lord.

I find the greatest country on earth, oddly enough, is spreading the most immature behavior. Americans are like a box of crayons standing collectively inside a little cardboard box. Our colors bring vibrancy to creativity, yet the mean-spirited are determined to break us in half, creating separation through social justice. We each bring gifts and talents to the table, and all skin colors and religions are equal in the worth that God has given them.

My goodness! Isn’t it time to come together? Yes, I’m aware Satan has control over many; but it shouldn’t deter the rest of our communities from acknowledging the self-worth of man.

In the spirit of recognizing humanity, let us attend church regularly instead of rioting. If you want equality, then put God first. Yes, let’s recognize humanity! Instead of rioting and judging others for their race and religion, let us go to church on Sunday morning and ask for forgiveness. Pray for the lost that they may find solace in the Lord.

It is Satan’s unending motive to disenfranchise us from God, so why are we empowering him? The discrimination of racism begins in the heart, so give it to God! I ask you to recognize humanity for what it is – the Lord’s beautiful creations… born with many differences.

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And I almost gave up

Give glory to God;
All say “hurrah!”
At last we made it;
And not in any easy way,
We made it in a big way;
In grand style.
I call it flying colors;
And I almost gave up;
I would have missed;
And missed badly;
And regreted all my life;
What a big lesson I learn;
You never give up;
You have heard this again
And again, haven’t you?
Don’t be tired
Of hearing it;
Let it be said a hundred times;
Let it be said a thousand times;
Let it be sung like a song
In the morning, afternoon
And evening;
Do not be tired of hearing it;
And let giving up be is
The last thing you do;
Don’t give up;
When you give up, you lose;
All the effort you put in,
Winners have some qualities
That are common to all;
They know their destination;
Where they are going;
Why they are going;
Or what they are going there for;
Do you know where you are going?
Why you are going?
What you are going there for?
They want to do what they want;
They want to do it and succeed;
They are determined;
They are focused;
They put in their best,
Leaving nothing behind.
If you do like them,
There’s nothing to stop you
From getting to the last rung
Of the ladder of success.
See how happy I am;
Because I made it big,
And I almost gave up.

What is your trademark?

What is your trademark?
Do you have a trademark?
Excellence is my trademark.
Excellence is my hallmark;
Excellence is my brand;
What does that mean?
That I am for excellence;
That I go for excellence;
That I take nothing short of excellence.
When excellence is your trademark
The world cannot fail to pay attention to you;
When excellence is your brand,
The world stands up to you
When you pass;
When excellence is your trademark,
It means you are realizing
The fullness of your potential.
Therefore, let excellence be your trademark;
Let excellence be your hallmark;
When excellence be your brand,
Heaven will be happy with you.
If excellence cannot be
Your trademark,
Let service be;
Service, the world badly needs;
Selfless service not greedy service.

Keep on running

You cannot stop;
You don’t have to stop;
How can you stop?
You can’t,
When you have not found;
You have to keep on going;
Keep on seeking;
Keep on asking
And knocking;
Keep on searching
Till you find.
Keep on running;
You haven’t arrived;
That is what the winners know;
That is what they do;
If you stop searching,
Your journey ends;
Then you can say
“I have failed “
Who wants to pronounce
Those words?
We all want to succeed,
Not to fail;
So the road is clear;
The road is straight;
No deviation;
Keep on going;
Keep on searching till you find.
Keep on running
Till you arrive.
We call it persistence;
Dont stop;
Dont quit;
The race is not over
Till you reach the winning point.