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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Quote for the Day 23Jul2014

If I were to say, "God, why me?" about the bad things, then I should have said, "God, why me?" about the good things that happened in my life. - Arthur Ashe

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Quote for the Day 22Jul2014

Every child of God needs to learn how to have a constant relationship with God more than doing a service for Him. - SAK Olaleye

Monday, July 21, 2014

Quote for the Day 21Jul2014

Joy is not an emotion. It is a decision to look beyond painful circumstances and see that God is present in every situation. - Yemi Ladokun

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Quote for the Day 20Jul2014

The bones of uprightness can live again wherever you find yourself by contributing your own positive quota towards it. Shun corruption in any form! - Bayo Afolaranmi

Saturday, July 19, 2014

CAN THESE BONES LIVE?

Dearly Beloved, CAN THESE BONES LIVE? “The hand of the Lord was upon me, and he brought me out by the Spirit of the Lord and set me in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. He led me back and forth among them, and I saw a great many bones on the floor of the valley, bones that were very dry. He asked me, ‘Son of man, can these bones live?’ I said, ‘O Sovereign Lord, you alone know’” (Ezekiel 37:1-3 NIV). I am not happy with the level of corruption in my country, Nigeria. Corruption has eating deep into the fibre of every place from the highest level in the corridors of power in the country to the lowest level one can think of. Even, our religious (and especially Christian) settings are not left out of this moral decadence. I have been thinking if there would be any remedy from this situation. Will Nigeria ever be corruption free again? As I ruminated on this, the vision of Ezekiel in Ezekiel 37 came to my mind and specifically, the question of the Sovereign Lord: “Can these bones live?” Ezekiel could not answer the question, but the Lord asked him to command the dry bones to come back to life. After the dry bones had come back to life at Ezekiel’s command, the Lord gave the meaning of the vision: the dry bones were the whole house of Israel who thought that “[their] bones are dried up and [their] hope is gone” (verse 11 NIV). The Lord then asked Ezekiel to prophesy to the people that He (God) would open their graves and bring them up from their scattered places; that He would bring them back to the land of Israel. After these, the people of Israel would know that He is the Lord, when He opens their graves and brings them up from the far places. He also promised to put His Spirit in them and that they would live (see verses 12-14). In spite of the level of corruption in Nigeria, I believe that Nigeria will be free of corruption one day. Only, I cannot say how soon this will be. However, what role am I playing to make this come to reality sooner? What roles are you playing to make Nigeria corruption free? For non-Nigerians, what roles are you playing to make your society corruption free? The bones of uprightness can live again wherever you find yourself by contributing your own positive quota towards it. Shun corruption in any form! In His service, Bayo Afolaranmi (Pastor). Prayer Point: Pray that the Sovereign Lord will break every yoke of corruption in your life and society.

Quote for the Day 19Jul2014

You are the determinant of whether your heaven will be closed or opened. If you walk with the Lord and faithfully obey Him, the heaven over your life will be opened. If you neglect God and decide to disobey Him, your heaven will be closed. - Supo Ayokunle

Friday, July 18, 2014

Quote for the Day 18Jul2014

When you face valleys in your life, never forget that God is infinitely mightier than your problems, and He is watching over you. No matter how desperate your circumstances may seem, God is sheltering you and protecting you. He is upholding you and empowering you. - Michael Youssef