Friday, 15 January 2016

Arise and Shine ๐ŸŒŒ๐ŸŒŒ๐ŸŒŒ๐ŸŒŒ

If you are a member of the Church of Pentecost then you hear the youth slogan arise and shine.

If you a youth member you may have said this yourself several times. The church devotional has it imprinted on it along the youth logo.

Arise and shine!

I have never given it much thought until now.

Arise and Shine.

Arise is a deliberate action to get up. No one do it for you. You need to do it yourself.

Only light can shine.


Philippians 2v15 AMP

That you may show yourselves to be blameless and guileless, innocent and uncontaminated, children of God without blemish (faultless,unrebukable) in the midst of a crooked and wicked generation(spiritually perverted and perverse), among whom you are seen as bright lights (stars or beacons shining clearly) in the (dark) world.  

The first time I heard this verse was at a Wednesday service in my junior high, and back then I liked what the preacher said. I can’t remember the detail but then it was about Standing out. This  verse always brought him to mind.


As young people we need to make deliberate efforts to Arise.

No matter where you are or what you do, you can be better , you can go higher, you can pray more, you can study the Bible more , give more, commit more, sing more, praise more, worship more, love more, obey more….

There are still heights untapped , and you can make it your desire to achieve that.

Do not despise where you are because it is from clay God made man, and today we walk the earth.

Seek to Arise, and as you arise you will shine.

The shining is รค a result of your conviction to arise .

Arise may mean making tough decisions or changes that may let others call you names or tease you but hold on.

When you begin to shine everyone who mocked at you will all say how they once knew you and how they were at some point in your life.

You want to shine then Arise.

Make the necessary decisions and changes and be a light to the world.

Sunday, 3 January 2016

New Year Formulas

I remember studying Pythagoras theorem as a student . a simple formula which worked only for right-angled triangles. It wouldn't work for any other and I always wondered why. I believed mathematics is relative and no matter the formula once you get the right answer it's cool.
Sorry, but it doesn't work that way...I learned that the hardway, several try and errors.
             Life is like a mathematical equation. 
 An excuse is given only when we fail to obey.we justify why we failed to do that which was expected.
My theme from church for this year is.....listening and obeying the word of God.
I had a good first service and I will share what I learnt ...
Did you know that you can live right under the presence of God and still not hear or receive from him?
The Boy Samuel slept right where the ark of the Lord was and until God called him which he misinterpreted it till Eli the priest showed him the directions to  communicate with God.
Many are under powerful anointing and cannot tap it as they do not know how. May God grant us insight to receive. Amen.
Obedience is acting on instructions given by a superior.

One thing to always remember is obedience makes life easy! 

A formula can never be wrong. It is tested and proved and always gives the expected result.
Obeying God , his word and his revelations is a formula. It places us in a position of protection, favour and grace and life will get easy.
Don't do anything God hasn't approved ..  Don't try to help God with you wisdom, strength or intellect. Just  Obey.
All we can do is to Trust and Obey .