Friday, 27 December 2013

QUOTES ON STRENGTH AND COURAGE

“All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost;

The old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost. J R R Tolkien

QUOTES ON BLESSINGS


But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by christ Jesus.
Philippians:19 

"An infinite God can give all of Himself to each of His children. He does not distribute Himself that each may have a part, but to each one He gives all of Himself as fully as if there were no others."

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

HIS LOVE

"When you ask God for a gift,
Be thankful if he sends,
Not diamonds, pearls or riches,
but the love of real true friends."
- Helen Steiner Rice

Thursday, 19 December 2013

THE SECRET OF HAPPY HOMES

.....Love is by definition the word we use for attractions of a personal nature. The secret of happy homes. Love is not peculiar to man, for we were created in the image of God and He is love, it is the general property of all life and therefore embraces all men. 

Love is the fountain from which flows every blessing that we enjoy. A happy home, must be seen as a gift from heaven; for God is love. He is the embodiment of love. When the cords of love binds two hearts in one, ever beating in unison, heaven comes down to earth. Where love reigns there is peace and joy, happiness is complete.

The wise man Solomon words find a response in many a heart when he says :-
An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels. Proverbs 31:10 

Sunday, 1 December 2013

DIVINE GIFT

Sympathy is a divine gift from above, and none should think that expressing sympathy to those in need will not be rewarded greatly neither should any think that sympathy given is wasted.

When we see others in despair or bowed down in grief should we not be compassionate? The little deeds we do towards others can make such a difference in their life, sometimes it can alter the course of their lives.

Acts of kindness are the special blessings of life, and are recognized in heaven by Him who commanded us to love one another. One aspect of sympathy is that of pity—pity for the distressed or pain stricken, with a desire to alleviate or help them in their sufferings. The world needs more of this divine quality. “For pity makes the world soft to the weak, and noble for the strong.”

Another form of sympathy is that of rejoicing with others, for loving one another means sharing each other's joy, and rejoicing with them when they rejoice.  

Sympathy is friendship without such we cannot experience the blessings of God when he reminds us give and it shall be given unto you. We are admonished to be kindly affectionate, forgiving one another even as God has forgiven us. The bond of friendship is a closeness to each other, trusting each other, this allows for the development of interactional skills, which are an important part of our social well being. Friendships are vital to our existence as it helps to buffer us in times of stress and loss.


Let us pray that God will give us insight, day by day and help us to practice goodwill towards all; that we may recognise wisdom as showing kindness to each other. May we through the divine gift that God has extended to all find unbroken gentleness, possess an enduring patience, inspiring  lowliness, and courtesy, may we love as He loved may we show a deep and abounding sympathy towards all in need.

Thursday, 21 November 2013

CHANGES

Norman Rockwell
There is a time for everything and a season for every activity, therefore we should spend our days contemplating on what is important to our well being, and finding ways of making it happen. Changes often are unpleasant, but if you are aware they are stepping stones towards achieving your goals, you will not be disappointed.

It was John Quincy Adams who reminds us that "All great changes are irksome to the human mind, especially those which are attended with great dangers and uncertain effects." I do believe, "We cannot alter external things, nor shape other people to our liking, nor mold the world to our wishes but we can alter internal things, our desires, passions and our  thoughts, we can shape our liking to other people, and we can mold the inner world of our own mind in accordance with wisdom; and so reconcile it to the outer world of men and things. The turmoil of the world we cannot avoid, but the disturbances of mind we can overcome." James Allen.

Therefore it behoves us to strive always to overcome life's obstacle, and embrace change. Adopt a right attitude to change, and watch the change you can make, when those difficulties of life claim your attention; rise above all anxiety concerning them. And be at rest; in the midst of strife, uncertainties and calamities you can know the abiding peace of God.

As you go through life always be mindful to the qualities of life to strive for, they are purity, patience, humility, knowledge wisdom compassion, fearlessness and above all exercise love towards all men considering how God through His love died that you can have the abundant and wonderful life.  There is nothing new about change ever since time began change existed, Change is as old as time and as unlikely to disappear. It is the essence of all human experience. All things change, Isaac Asimov puts it well when he said. "It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be."




Thursday, 31 October 2013

A HIGHER STANDARD

John Waterhouse

Spring Spreads One Green Lap of Flowers

There is a higher standard that all can reach. What do you do with failure? Do you become despondent? Do you give up? Or do you simply just try again? Failure has the ability to show us our weakness, and our strengths; from your particular failure there is wisdom that is gained that would otherwise not have been. None could have led you to this wisdom but the experience you gained through your failure. Every mistake you make, every fall you encounter, there is a lesson of vital import if you will but look for it. Utilize your failure as precious lessons that will lead you to ultimately succeed.

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

A PRAYER FOR ALL

Windswept John William Waterhouse
1849-1917

O God and Father of mankind
We thank you for life, for you are good.
And it is pleasing in the sight of God our Saviour,
Who desires all people to be saved and to come
To the knowledge of the truth.

We thank thee that thy dear Son
Who gave himself a ransom for all,
Overcame the enemy, and has given
Us the power to be victors.

O God I know that you made us
And we are from God, and the whole
World lies in the power of the evil one
So protect us now we pray.

Sunday, 27 October 2013

THE GARDEN OF THE HEART

Restr:Miranda - The Tempest

Our heart is the most wonderful organ that has been given to man, it has the ability to love; a truly rewarding experience. It also has the ability to be broken; therefore we ought to cultivate carefully the soil of our heart.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

OUT OF THE HEART

The Good Samaritan
"Because God has made us for himself our hearts are restless until we rest in him," to have a heart like the master is to be kind one to another, for he laid down his life for all. To be like Him is to have a pure heart. In the pure heart there is no room for personal judgments or hatreds; for it is filled to overflowing with tenderness and love; If only we could understand that the heart that practice deceit brings sorrow and pain; while the heart of love speaks kind words, for kind words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body. Therefore when we exercise kindness, goodness will flow out of our heart. Furthermore, it is easy for us to enjoy sweet communion with others as we are taught that no corrupt conversation should escape our lips. 

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

QUOTES ON GOD



"The LORD, the LORD, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin.
Exodus 34:6

God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should change His mind. Does He speak and then not act? Does He promise annot fulfill?
Numbers 23:19

  "O Sovereign LORD, you have begun to show to your servant your greatness and your strong hand. For what god is there in heaven or on earth who can do the deeds and mighty works you do? 
Deuteronomy 3:24

DISCOVER THE POWER OF LOVE QUOTES

"It is love that asks, that seeks, that knocks, that finds, and that is faithful to what it finds."
"What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.!
Augustine



Monday, 14 October 2013

PRAYER QUOTES

"The men who have done the most for God in this world have been early on their knees. He who fritters away the early morning, its opportunity and freshness, in other pursuits than seeking God will make poor headway seeking Him the rest of the day. If God is not first in our thoughts and efforts in the morning, He will be in the last place the remainder of the day."
Author: E.M. Bounds

"No man - I don't care how colossal his intellect - No man is greater than his prayer life."
Author: Leonard Ravenhill


"No man is greater than his prayer life. The pastor who is not praying is playing; the people who are not praying are straying. The pulpit can be a shop window to display one's talents; the prayer closet allows no showing off."

Author: Leonard Ravenhill

Saturday, 12 October 2013

FOUR TYPES OF HUSBAND YOU DON'T WANT TO BE

We fall in love, then we get married and we are told we live happy ever after. That is what we read when we were young and foolish to believe that happiness is automatic once you are married. Marriage is a beautiful institution, designed by God for the happiness of the two; however as love is a tender plant it has to be nourished and watered to grow into a strong tree. Happiness therefore being the fruit of this beautiful tree can be achieved only as each work to the good of the other.

Friday, 11 October 2013

BLESSINGS IN DISGUISE

He was at the lowest point of his life; he could not see where it was all heading. The years just seem to drag on slowly like a snail. Was this a blessing in disguise? He thought of his life and wondered, the point of living was? He had never felt so discouraged. Life seems to be passing him by, some reckon he was doubting Thomas, howbeit a believer, one at the end of his tether.

Have you ever been at that place? Where everyone seems to be having a good time, getting exciting breaks and nothing seems to go right for you? Some will tell you the pressures of life you're experiencing will yield a rich harvest for you; a double portion of blessings in your life.  Often he wondered if he was a soft touch, always bending over backwards for everyone.


Wednesday, 9 October 2013

FEAR


Fear has torment, fear is bondage,
Resist it, be of good courage;
Refuse to be afraid,
Fear is a snare.
Fear is the thief of joy
Fear is the thief of time
Fear is the thief of opportunity
Fear is the thief of creativity
Do not be afraid,
Everything is subject to change.
Do not be intimidated by change.
Without change there can be no progress;
Refuse to be afraid,
Resist fear and it will flee.
Perfect love cast out fear.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

WHY?

Often when terrible things happen to us many rush to tell us that it is either the fault of God, or the things we have done, or the lessons we are being taught. However God's word provide many comfort to us all and gives us a glimpse into the heart and mind of God towards his children.

Friday, 20 September 2013

PRAYER FOR THE WEAK

Dear Lord and Father, our God our helper and assistance, you are merciful, good and mighty, who hears our supplications have mercy upon us, deliver me from the trouble that besets me.

Lord I acknowledge and believe that all of this trials of this life are allowed by thee for our chastisement and learning so that we may become better children, for if we be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then we are not legitimate, not true sons and daughters of God.

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

PRAYER FOR MOTHERS AFTER STILLBIRTH OR MISCARRIAGE

Photo by  Jiri Hodan 
O Master, Lord, Eternal Father, Holy is your name, You glorious Father who sent your son to be born of a woman to rescue us from the pain and suffering of sin, according to your tender mercies, have mercy upon all mothers whose precious baby have fallen asleep, for Lord we understand your words that though these precious babies have died they are asleep in your eyes, for you are the resurrection and the life and you will restore. You will raise them up at the last day and return them to the arms of their mothers.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

PRAYER FOR CHILDREN

Angel 
Heavenly Father, our God and Creator, who has honored all men with thine own image; who has protected his children and clothed them in their right minds, so that most wise are they who give heed to thy teaching; who reveal wisdom unto babes; who has imparted wisdom to Solomon and unto all who ask for wisdom . O Righteous Lord and Savior, open thou the heart and mind of your children, that they may receive the knowledge and understanding which shall be taught to them, to the glory of your holy name.

PRAYER FOR SELF


Eternal Father, into your loving hands I commend my
 life, and every part of myself, my body, my soul, my thoughts, acts and desires and intentions. To you 
O Lord I commend my life, both the beginning 
and the end of my life, the day and hour of 
everything from henceforth that I desire.

Monday, 16 September 2013

MOTHERS PRAYER

Guardian Angel
Holy Father, Immortal from whom all gentleness and goodness comes. Penitently I pray thee for the children whom thou has given me to bear. Keep them in thy grace and holiness, that thy name may be glorified in them. Direct me by thy grace to raise them towards the glory of thy holy name and the benefit of other people. Grant me the gift of the patience necessary to do so.

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

DANGEROUSLY IN LOVE

Many search for LOVE, seeking in places where it cannot be found. LOVE is not found in lusts and pleasures; these activities only bring forth disease of every type inflicting both body and soul and causing heartache and pain.

We have all been given special command from our Heavenly father to regard the stranger, the outcast the poor and the weak. Many are in heart longing for peace and rest. 

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

DEEDS

While the world is progressing in wickedness, let none of us flatter ourselves that we will have no difficulties. To live for self is to perish. The life in which the fear of the Lord is cherished will not be a life of sadness and gloom. It is the absence of Christ that makes the face sad and the life full of sighs.

Monday, 26 August 2013

BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER


My beautiful one, how has time past?
It seems like yesterday since you were born;
You came into our lives and into our hearts;
May God continue to hold you now and always!
We love you.

Saturday, 3 August 2013

THE WISDOM OF MAN


Daily Inspiration

Henri Rousseau Seine und Eiffelturm in
der Abendsonne 1910
 The way from passion to peace is by overcoming one'self. Frequently the man of passion is eager to put others right; but the man of wisdom first put himself right. If any desire truth in their inner being; they must know wisdom in their inner heart, and only God can make that possible for you, hence it is important that we seek his counsel in all areas of our lives.

Friday, 2 August 2013

A BALANCED LIFE

Daily Inspiration
Training assist us in renouncing ungodliness, and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in this present age. In addition to joy, we were gifted with love, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, and self control by the Holy Spirit who admonish us to walk by the Spirit. So knowledge comes when we exercise self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness.

Thursday, 1 August 2013

THE BIBLE - GOD'S HOLY BOOK


This book contains the mind of God, the state of man, the way of salvation, the doom of sinners, and the happiness of believers.

Its doctrines are holy, its precepts are binding, its histories are true and its decisions immutable.

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

THE QUALITY OF LIFE

Daily Inspiration
Our life is what we make it, by our own thoughts and actions. Our life can be a sweet savour of life unto life; or we can make it as bitter as gall. All this as a result of our choices we make each day. We can only attain to the measure we aspire to. We can sing praises to the Lord while we have our being; or we can do wickedly and rob ourselves of the joy of living.

SHOULD A WOMAN PROPOSE TO A MAN?

For some to have a  lady propose to a man would be considered outrageous, and unacceptable; however in more recent times it has become normal for a lady if she is in love and has been dating for a long time to make the first move.

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

SWORD OF SPIRIT

Daily Inspiration
Only one weapon of attack; but it is good. The sword of the Spirit , which is the word of God. It subdues and mortifies evil desires, and blasphemous thoughts as they rise within. It answers unbelief and error as they assault from without. A single text well understood and rightly applied, at once destroys a temptation or an objection, and subdues the most formidable adversary.

LOVE

Daily Inspiration
Giovanni Boldini
"It hurts to love someone and not be loved in return, but what is more painful is to love someone and never find the courage to let that person know how you feel."

God's love is infinite, everlasting, unconditional, He loved us and revealed his love to us through his son Jesus. He expressed his love for us by dying for us; He had the courage to reveal this wonderful love to us; and was mocked, betrayed and died because of his marvelous love for us.

BREVITY AND VANITY OF LIFE


"A careless word may kindle strife. A cruel word may wreck a life. A timely word may level stress. But a loving word heal and bless."


"The future has several names for the weak it is impossible, for the faint- hearted it is unknown; but for the valiant it is ideal."

Friday, 19 July 2013

I AM THANKFUL


I am thankful for trials like the oceans.
I am grateful for every victory won.
For enduring faith and clarity,
For I was appointed from eternity;
Before the world began,
When he marked out the horizon;
He established the world thereof,
Showering  us with his love from above.

USE OF GIFTS


Daily Inspiration


The nature of the Christian's work, is a high and hard work, God's goodness requires serious and earnest endeavours. We should aim at glorifying God at all times. Happiness comes through serving and giving God praise. He who has given himself to God may say confidently that the Lord is good and through Jesus nothing but glory is solid and lasting and abides forever.

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace in its various forms. 1 Peter 4:10


PEACE OF GOD

Flaming June by Fredrick  Lord Leighton 1830-1896

Daily Inspiration

A thing of little value or importance, and even greater troubles, which annoy would soon dissolve and disappear if confronted with a temper that refuses to be ruffled and disturbed. 

All can attain calmness and patience when we strife through effort to obtain calm and patient thoughts. Divine power awaits those who want it, therefore we can claim this power, by continuously thinking calm thoughts as we begin to live it; it is then we begin to experience peace as anger and impatience, pass away.

The peace of God is incomparable, it transcends all understanding, it will guard your hearts and minds. So we are admonished to be anxious for nothing but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving we should let our request be made known to our heavenly Father, who is able to keep in perfect peace all those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in him.

Complete trust in God allows us to demolish every arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God and cause us to take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ; this makes us able to receive the peace of God, which passes all understanding, enabling us to keep our minds and heart centered upon Christ and resisting the urge to worry.

All these things we have been told to empower us to be, It is the will of God that we may all have peace. We are reminded in this world we will have trouble but we are encouraged by our Maker and Savior to take heart! For we are more than victorious if we allow God to direct our lives. Christ said, "Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you, not as the world gives do I give to you, let not your heart be troubled neither let it be afraid.



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Wednesday, 3 July 2013

THE LOVE CODE

A little coaxing - William Bougueraeu
Art 1. Love is a precious gift, which we receive from God.

Art 2. Genuine, dedicated love is a pure affection, not a feeling, but a principle.

Art 3. Those who are motivated by true love are neither unreasonable nor blind.

Art 4. Pure love a precious article is very rare.

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

FIVE IMPORTANT NUTRIENTS FOR MENOPAUSE

As you grow to years of maturity you owe it to yourself to take the best care of your health. We define menopause as time of the end of a woman's monthly menstrual periods. This occurs in women in midlife, during their late 40's and early 50's signalling the end of the fertile phase of a woman's life.

Thursday, 16 May 2013

THE JOY OF LOVE

Love is not proud. It is humble; it never causes another to boast, or exalt himself. When we truly love in the true meaning of the word we will treat each other with respect and not show acts of rashness or become haughty. Love is of God therefore it is kind not dictatorial. The heart where love reigns is gentle and compassionate towards others. Whether they respect us or mistreat us. 

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

THE SOURCE OF LIFE AND JOY

The Laundress 1886-1887
God cares about you and is always ready your every need to supply. Faith is the key which unlocks all possibility; it surpasses your imagination and takes you into the realm of the impossibility of man, do not allow fear to rob you of the great gifts God has in store for you. Grasp with assurance the promises given you for growth of intellect, and unite the human faculties with the divine, then watch the powerful way your life will become transformed as you are brought into direct contact with the Source of light which directs the willing guiding  their every step.

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

BOND OF LOVE

When the great clock of time strikes, God will intervene.
He is on time all the time, ever faithful, never ceasing.
So cry out with your whole heart; he will hear you.
You may be disappointed, but never abandoned by God.

Monday, 13 May 2013

IMPACT

Leighton Frederic - Idyll c. 1880-81
May your influence be a never ending song
An unceasing influence;
Your smile and encouragement an inspiring force.
May you bring sunshine to the hearts of all you encounter,
With the words of love, life and your smile of approval;

Thoughts have a powerful effect on your feelings;
Therefore think pure thoughts to elevate; raise your praise!
Then speak life to your hearers and give joy to the downcast.
As you climb upwards, moving steadily towards your goal.

The path of life is strewn with many blessings,
All have received; so look up and live;
Remember your ways are always before the Lord,
Who ponders on all your ways; guiding your every step.

Speak life to your situation, You are a winner! God's beloved.
Your high calling demands it! Make humility your garment,
Along with praise and worship of God Almighty.
Go forth as victors; you are taken by the words of your mouth
Shout your praises! Raise your standard, you are a child of God.
Heirs of His kingdom, His beloved!


- Rose Bloomfield -






Friday, 12 April 2013

HOW DO YOU KNOW YOU ARE IN LOVE?


Many imagine themselves to be in love especially the young, when in truth they are not! They trust altogether too much to impulse. To trifle with hearts is wrong in the sight of a holy God. Often their supposed passion is just a fancy for the moment. An eager young man is introduced to a pretty or interesting young lady he should not give himself away too easily, nor be captivated too readily by the attractive exterior of the other.

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

STRIVE FOR EXCELLENCE

We know the dangers and indecision that beset us in this present time are not few or small.  We live in an age when to resist the wrong calls for everything. It calls for vigilance it calls for divine help.  In your entire situation you should ever keep in mind that you can be victorious, never give up on yourself, strive towards your goal, and let none tell you, you cannot achieve it. With faith and humble hearts, seek the Lord for wisdom to find out His way, and how you can gain the necessary strength to walk in it.

Saturday, 23 March 2013

HAPPINESS IS...



A close look at society today shows that all is not well. The world is in turmoil, everywhere men’s heart are failing them for fear.  All may receive fullness of joy if we but seek to know the will of God and do them. Is there a solution for all these problems?  I certainly know there is. What about you, do you think there is a solution to all these problems?

Monday, 4 February 2013

MIND CURE

The body and the mind are so closely attached that when one is affected, it also affect the  other. It is therefore important that we take care of the mind as it affects the health to a far greater degree than we realize.

Medical proof has shown that the risks of many of the diseases from which we suffer are the result of mental depression. Grief, anxiety, discontent, remorse, guilt, distrust, all tend to break down the quality of life.

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

LOVE AND MARIAGE

Love and marriage are two of the most wonderful things still present in our miserable world. Many have tried love without marriage and some have even tried marriage without love, however between these two extremes there can be a happy medium. Love and marriage; though the former have worked we need both the love and the marriage ingredient to bring that happy factor into the union.