IMPATIENCE IS A SNARE  
November 11th, 2018 - (0 Comments)

SUNDAY, 11TH NOVEMBER, 2018.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “THE COST OF IMPATIENCE IS MORE THAN THE COST OF PATIENCE”

ANCHOR TEXT: “People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction”

                1 Timothy 6:9.

Patience and impatience are all about setting our priorities right. Many times, we live in such a way that we rush to do things because we are too conscious of lost time. We get frustrated when things do not get done on time or when someone delays us.  Every minute count in our lives but what matters most is really what counts in our lives.  Impatience has always been a snare to human lives. The syndrome of getting it done quickly has been a thorn in the flesh of this present generation. In the real sense, impatience does nothing to help get things done, but does a lot in causing harm.  It has sent many to untimely grave. It has crippled destinies, landed some in the prison, rendered many homeless, ruined many marriages and so on.  Everybody wants to get there as fast as possible but they have forgotten that there is time for everything: ‘to everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven’ (Ecclesiastes 3:1). Do not run ahead of your set time, wait patiently for God’s timing. Of what importance is running fast towards the wrong direction. Do not be like the prodigal son who impatiently demanded for independence. If not for God’s mercy, he would have died ridiculously. (more…)

POWER OF UNITY  
November 10th, 2018 - (0 Comments)

SATURDAY, 10TH NOVEMBER, 2018.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “A PEOPLE UNITED ARE HARDLY DEFEATED”

ANCHOR TEXT: “Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour”

                Ecclesiastes 4:9.

Wherever there is unity, greater power is generated and things are done faster. Achievements that are monumental are achieved and the combined force will help resist the enemies from penetrating. What is unity? It means oneness, perfect harmony, all in one agreement which is the greatest priority of Christ. That is why Paul admonished the brethren to remain united in 1 Corinthians 1:10 ‘Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment’. (more…)

BUSY, BUT NOT EFFECTIVE  
November 9th, 2018 - (0 Comments)

FRIDAY, 9TH NOVEMBER, 2018.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “EFFECTIVENESS IS NOT DOING THINGS RIGHT,

BUT DOING THE RIGHT THING”

ANCHOR TEXT: “But only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her”

Luke 10:42.

Effectiveness is not measured by what you have done compared to what others have done, but rather what you have done compared to what you should have done. Thus, the core of effectiveness is successful completion of the correct assignment. It is not doing things right, but doing the right thing. It entails operating at the centre of God’s will. The effectiveness of a doctor is not determined or based on the number of patients he/she attends to,  but on the number of patients that get cure of their disease.  Similar, the effectiveness of a speaker is not determined by the number of people that listen to him/her, but by the number of people whose life get transformed by his/her message. Therefore, you can be busy, and not effective. You can be active and not progressive. (more…)