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Daily Success! The Definition Of Love 2 – Ezekiel Atang

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1 Corinthians 13:5 TLB
“Love is never haughty or selfish or rude. Love does not demand its own way. It is not irritable or touchy. It does not hold grudges and will hardly even notice when others do it wrong”.

Once again, we are here to make an attempt at defining love. I have since acknowledged that love is probably one of the most difficult things to define; if not the most difficult. No subject has had more varied opinions like the subject of Love. Love has as many definitions as there are people, feelings, tribes and cultures. So, we resorted to the Bible; and we say that the bible only described love, without defining it.

Here are a few more descriptions of love according to the book of love;1Corinthians 13:
-Love is not haughty: To be haughty is to be blatantly and disdainfully proud; having or showing an attitude of superiority and contempt for people or things perceived to be inferior. If you make the people around you feel inferior, then you do not know love.
-Love is not selfish: Selfishness is to be concerned excessively or exclusively with oneself; seeking or concentrating on one’s own advantage, pleasure, or well-being without regard for others. That is purely an anti-love manifestation.
-Love is not rude: To be rude is to be rough, harsh and inconsiderate in one’s speech, approach and mannerisms.
-Love does not demand its own way: It is very considerate of others. In fact, love puts others first in certain considerations.
-Love is not irritable or touchy: When one is touchy, they become so sensitive to the point that every little thing offends them. That is not a life of love.
-Love does not hold grudges: Love forgives quickly, and does not keep record of wrongs. It does not operate in bitterness and malice. By the way, love hardly notices when others do it wrong. If you are good at detecting wrong doings and holding grudges for them, then your love life is under attack.
Receive grace to live a real life of love in Jesus Name.

Action Points
i. Thank the Lord for today’s devotional.
ii. Go through the entire reading of today again.
iii. Repent of all anti-love behaviours in your life today.
iv. Ask the Lord for the grace and ability to really love people.

Prayer
-Lord please forgive all forms of anti-love character in me in Jesus Name.
-Please Lord, teach me how to love in Jesus Name.
-Lord make me an expression of your love in Jesus Name.

Nugget
If you are good at detecting wrong doings and holding grudges for them, then your love life is under attack.

 

GOD IS NOT A MAN

Numbers 23:19 KJV
“God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?”

Anyone who gets to see this heading of today’s message should be really happy. If you know who man is, then you should be really glad that God is not a man. Here are few things you need to know about man:
-The heart of man is deceitful and desperately wicked, and God is not like that.
-Man is highly limited in more ways than you can imagine.
-Man is full of excuses.
-Man can say whatever he wants to say, but most times, he lacks the power to do what he says he will do.
-Man can lie consciously and unconsciously.
The list of man’s limitations is endless, but not so with God.

Here are the reasons why God is not a man:
-God is not a man, as such He is known for His goodness: It is stated all over the Bible that God is good and His mercies endures forever. God is so good to the point where He is also good to those who hate Him. He uses His goodness to bring man into repentance.
-God is absolutely unstoppable: Unlike man that can be stopped by health issues, weather, and what we call “circumstances beyond control”, God controls everything and nothing controls Him. He even controls time as well.
Based on all the forgoing, it is therefore impossible for God to say a thing and it fails to happen. It is not possible for God to fail, if He says “I will bless you”; know that nothing in heaven or hell can stop Him from blessing you. Beyond every doubt, it is clear that God is not a man; and if I may add, man is not God.
God is coming through for you this year in Jesus Name. He is not a man, he will not fail.

Action Points
i. Thank the Lord for today’s message.
ii. Declare your trust and confidence in God today.

Prayer
-Lord I trust you and I know you are not a man, therefore I will be all you said I will be, and I will have all you said I will have in Jesus Name.

Nugget
It is not possible for God to fail, if He says “I will bless you”; know that nothing in heaven or hell can stop Him from blessing you.

 

LOVE IS MERCIFUL

Matthew 5:7 KJV
“Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy”.

God is Love and God is merciful.
Whenever you invoke the mercy of God, He does not fail to come through in a big way, because mercy is His other name. Bartimeaus who was once blind knew that there would be no way to stand a chance of receiving a Healing with the voices from the large crowd he was hearing at the background. So, he in invoked that mercy and Jesus stood still; (Mark 10:46-52)
Jeremiah made it clear that the mercies of God are new every morning. This means that there is mercy for each day. Today’s mercy expires today, and is not valid for tomorrow. The reason for this is that His compassion or love never fails; it is a steadfast one (Lamentations 3:21-23). David confirmed that the mercies of God endures forever, and you will see throughout the Bible that His mercies endure forever because He is good.

Do you want to see and enjoy the love of God first hand? Then subscribe to His mercy. Thank Him for His mercies, praise Him for His mercies, and receive His mercies every day. As for me, since the day I discovered that everything about my life happens because of His mercies, I began to engage it actively. For instance, I cried one day, when God opened my eyes to this scripture: “Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not” (2Corinthians 4:1 KJV).
I realized that day, that I was in ministry by the mercy of God, and that I have continued without fainting by the mercy of God. So, each time I give my offerings, I write on the envelope “thank You for Your mercies”, amongst others.
Enjoy His love by acknowledging and engaging His mercies today in Jesus Name.

Action Points
i. Writes seven ways you have enjoyed the mercies of God.
ii. Vow never to take His goodness or mercy for granted.

Prayer
-Lord I thank You for Your love and mercy.
-I know I don’t deserve your mercies, but as I have received it, I will never take it for granted in Jesus Name.

Nugget
Do you want to see and enjoy the love of God first hand? Then subscribe to His mercy.

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Nigerian woman gushes about getting married to a man she used to make fun of on Facebook, shares their love story(photos)

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Nigerian couple, Anita and Asuquo are getting maried this week, starting with a traditional wedding in Akwa Ibom today.

Taking to Facebook , Anita narrated how she used to make fun of Asuquo over his political views, aspiration and disposition. In fact, she never liked him and one time went into his inbox to tell him that he is a complete joke after she spotted his campaign posters. Read below:

He was my friend on Facebook but we never chatted, even though I saw some of his posts, I took no notice.
All these political people, nki dogho do interested.
I never liked him (nki bata bad anye)
I remember making fun of him with a friend once…
One day I saw a poster of him, he was contesting for a position; I felt it was a complete joke because I knew he wouldn’t win at that time. So I Went to his inbox to tell him bluntly what I felt about him and his poster.
That was the first time we chatted. He asked for my number, I RELUCTANTLY gave him my “business number.” I prayed he wouldn’t call.
That night, oga sent a love text, I rolled my eyes in contempt (mme ani do ayem). In my mind he wasn’t up to the standard I dated or had in mind to date, I mean, I was even quiting a relationship I called ‘standard’.
I didnt know God was in a corner laughing.
God’s ways clearly differs from man’s ways!
Thereafter the baba called and I just knew I had entered one chance!
I finally met him on my sister’s wedding day and he WILLINGLY paid for all my pictures, he stayed with me till the very end. I was amazed at his kindness… I had found a diamond in the rough.
Overtime, I have learnt not to judge a book by its cover.
I have learnt what it means to love and be loved unconditionally.
I have learnt about sacrifice, forgiveness and hope.
I have learnt what it means to be courageous and determined against all odds.
We’ve been termed an unlikely pair with little connecting interests but we’ve been through the hurdles of a relationship even though we were a thousand miles apart.
We have trusted and believed in God and each other.
God has blessed me and I am thankful.
One year and 3 months later we will be saying ‘I do’ and spending a lifetime together.
I’m saying “I do” to my friend, cheer Master and partner in everi everi!!!!
Dear friends share in our joy, be happy for us, pray for us.
It’s today 22nd and 24th of November.
# Kimani2018 # Abasi_Ikpong_Abene_Owo

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Nigerian woman gushes about getting married to a man she used to make fun of on Facebook, shares their love story(photos)

Nigerian woman gushes about getting married to a man she used to make fun of on Facebook, shares their love story(photos)

Nigerian woman gushes about getting married to a man she used to make fun of on Facebook, shares their love story(photos)

Nigerian woman gushes about getting married to a man she used to make fun of on Facebook, shares their love story(photos)

Nigerian woman gushes about getting married to a man she used to make fun of on Facebook, shares their love story(photos)

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”The best decision I have made in my adult life was to wait until I found my wife” Banky W says as he celebrates wedding anniversary with Adesua

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Banky W and his stunning wife, Adesua, are celebrating their first traditional wedding anniversary today November 19th.

In a post shared on his Instagram page, Banky said the best decision he has made so far in his adult life was waiting to find the right person as a wife.

In his post, he advised that people should endeavour not to give in to pressures when on the journey to finding a life partner. Happy anniversary to them. Read what he wrote below

By far the best decision I have made in my adult life, was to wait until I found my wife. People will pressure you and try to make you feel inadequate or incomplete.. all because you’re not living according to their own mental timetable. Ignore them.

Focus on your journey, your happiness, and on making yourself a better person. My prayer is that you will discover, like I did, that the right person is worth waiting for.
Mrs W… I’m still amazed that I get to call you mine. Thank you for loving me. Thank you for building with me. Thank you for believing in me and for inspiring me to be a better man. My purpose partner, my rock, my destiny, my Shug, my wife, my life… Happy tradiversary Skuu. Love you SCATTER.  #BAAD2017 #BAAD2018

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Without regular sex women risk mental disorder – Nigerian Psychiatrist

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A Nigerian psychiatrist, Dr Maymunah Kadiri has advised married women to have regular sex with their spouses in order to prevent depression and be happy.

 

Kadiri, who is the Medical Director of Pinnacle Medical Services gave the advice in a recent interview saying sex is not just to nourish a woman’s body, but it is also beneficial to her mental health.

“As women, there is need for us to make our spouses our best friends if we want to be mentally healthy. Studies have shown that women who have more active sex and in long term relationships were less likely to be depressed than women who went without sex.

So, more sex is important and essential. It is a remedy to curing women from having persistent headache. Low sexual drive, which leads to depression, should be looked into.

A woman can be depressed when that sexual drive that she used to have is no more there. Frequent active sex can play good roles toward women’s sense of well being and quality of life,’’ Kadiri said.

 

She explained that sex was not just for procreation and to have children, adding that it could create bonding, good companionship and sound sleep. Kadiri, popularly called ‘celebrity shrink’, urged women dealing with depression to frequently indulge in sex, while boosting their self-esteem.

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