Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen. – Ephesians 3:20-21
God’s ability to perform is far beyond our prayers—even our greatest prayers! I have recently been thinking of some of the requests I have made of Him innumerable times in my prayers. And what have I requested? I have asked for a cupful, while He owns the entire ocean! I have asked for one simple ray of light, while He holds the sun! My best asking falls immeasurably short of my Father’s ability to give, which is far beyond what we could ever ask. – John Henry Jowett
#1.“Unless the Lord builds a house, its builders labour over it in vain” – Make sure God is at the centre of your relationship.
#2. A great relationship can only be formed with someone who knows all your insecurities and imperfections but still loves you. – Only a friend can do that.
#3. A great relationship is about two things: First, appreciate each other’s similarities, and secondly, respect your differences. – Don’t try to change him/her to suit you. We can’t all be the same.
#4. A true relationship is when you can tell each other anything and everything. No secrets, and no lies. Continue reading 7 Facts You Must Know About Relationships
It is often very difficult to determine between infatuation and Love at the beginning, as both of them could come in the same form. You think its love when you meet someone for the first time, and you catch yourself stealing glances, and then starring at the other. You’ve not known each other for long, but something in you tells you, he or she is the one; maybe it’s the look in their eyes, the way they talk or walk…anyhow you just know. If you’ve ever fallen in love, then you know what I mean.
While all those feelings are good, how does one know if what I am experiencing is true love and not just infatuation? If this is what is what is in your mind, then you have to test your love to find out. Although a lot has been written about this by relationship experts, of which I am not one, but as someone who has tasted both sides of the relationship coin, and from the scriptures, I can tell you that true love is revealed in time.
True love waits. – Yes love is patient. We live in a society that operates in speed. All around us you find that everyone is always in a hurry – in a hurry to get here and there now. And we tend to carry this attitude into our relationships. Continue reading Test Your Love With Time
Talk is cheap and the evidence never lies. You can tell the world that your family comes first, but if you miss family dinners for business meetings most days of the week, the fact of the matter is that your family really does not come first. You can preach the power of reading and offer your children good books, but if you spend most of your free time watching sitcoms on TV well then you really don’t believe that learning is the priority you say it is. – Robin Sharma
Make time for the things and people that really matter to you. Don’t be a person of all talk and no action.
“So many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem half-asleep, even when they’re busy doing things they think are important. This is because they’re chasing the wrong things. The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.” -Mitch Albom (Tuesdays with Morrie)
But those who trust in the LORD will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31
Remember, no matter how high the mountain of challenges you are facing, you can fly above them!
Wise people remind themselves that every day could be their last. In doing so, they make it their commitment to be love rather than fear during the hours of their day. And they continually choose to be extraordinary – even when it is difficult – versus ordinary. – Robin Sharma
Today as I listened to the Lighthouse Family’s “Life’s a dream” song, I thought about the many people out there who aren’t living their dreams yet. And like the Light house Family, I ask this; “What are you gonna do with your life? When are you going to spend your time the way that you’ve always wanted?”
You see life is quite tricky. It’s easy for you to lose your dreams in the small comforts and pleasure you receive either in your present work, relationship, ministry, or venture. Don’t be caught in that trap! Remember the story of Esau and Jacob in the Bible, how Esau lost his inheritance just for a mere plate of porridge to satisfy his present need? It’s still happening now! Many people are exchanging their destinies for a pay check; many in a desperate need to be married, settle for just any man or woman instead of the opportunity to wait and have their destined partners. Many people due to impatience aren’t in the right ministry God has called them into. What a waste of life!
We all have dreams. At some point or the other in our lives, we have had dreams. Some dream of travelling around the world, others dream of establishing their own businesses and being financially free. Yet for some it is to coach, train or teach other people, and so on. Can you remember yours? Continue reading You Can Do All Things!
Yesterday, these words; “Life…..a treasured gift never to be taken for granted. For, each one of us has an expiration date.” by Kim Gosselin on her blog, got me reflecting on the number of minutes, hours, days, months, and years I take for granted. There are so many things I should do that I don’t do, I push them forward, telling myself I can do them later, maybe tomorrow, or there is still time, no need to rush and so on.
As I look around me, I see a lot of people living life the way I do, always thinking there still time, or we still have many years ahead of us. And with this mentality, we take things for granted, and don’t cherish some moments, or gifts life gives us. Everyone is on the move always working, always doing, always gathering….Saving for the future, planning for the future, yet our lives will end, as everyday draws us closer to that expiration date!
Are you satisfied with the life you are living? Would you honestly say you are living your dreams this moment? Take a moment and reflect like I did…there isn’t so much time. Continue reading Reflection: Everyone Has an Expiration Date