what is next after prayer?

What Is Next After Prayer?

 

Most Christians and churches begin the year with fasting and prayer. Some twenty-one days fasting and prayer, while others will go for thirty days and yet some forty days. Nigerians are among the people who observed this yearly prayer ritual. But does prayer and fasting automatically translate to testimonies? Does going through this religious rite put an end to the devil’s work? I am afraid not so. So, what is next after prayer?

Our model, Jesus fasted and prayed for forty days. And Moses equally fasted to receive the Ten Commandments from God. Let’s see what is next after prayer.

  1. You need to act in faith: Mark 11:23- 24. What is next after prayer is to walk your talk. When you’ve prayed the next thing to do is believe God had answered your prayer. In that vein, rejoice in the victory you’ve received by faith. This you show by confessing positively.
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retaining the youth in the chuch

8 Guaranteed Ways Of Retaining The Youths In The Church

2 Timothy 4:2 Judges 2:8-15

Retaining the youth in the church is one major concern of every church leader. It has become an old fashion to see young people staying in their parent’s churches. And the major cause for this is the parents and their children are not operating on the same page both on doctrinal and social issues. While the former like to stick to the old ways of doing a thing, the latter belief you can change the methods without changing the message. So, in my personal experience, I figure out the following ways to arrest this ugly trend.

  1. Failure to correct heresy: Bad news spread quicker than the good news. In the same way, it is easier to destroy than to repair. Heretical teaching may appear harmless on the surface but its destructive impact is better imagined than experienced. And one thing about false teaching is its ability to be in tandem with the youths.
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my candidate for the 2019 presidential election

My Candidate For The 2019 Presidential Election And Why You Should Vote For Him.

 

Nigeria needs a visionary leader who will see beyond oil.  We need leaders that will diversify the economy and not wait for monthly allocation to run the affairs of the state. That is my candidate for the 2019 presidential election. My candidate will not only plan for the future but ensure the present does not suffer. He will achieve this through completion of viable projects by his predecessor. With that, he will not waste the country’s resources. Part of the pedigree of my candidate for the 2019 election is his ability to draw executable plans. He will also groom tomorrow’s leaders today who would not derail the progress train of the nation .Genesis 41.

Before I continue, I am not a politician and I will not be one. So I have none political affiliation. I am just a concern Nigerian. I believe in this country and wish her well.

Who is this my candidate and why should you vote for him? Read more »

christians who makes God sick

Christian Who Makes God Sick

Perhaps the danger of Christianity today is the high number of Christian who makes God sick. Did I hear you say blasphemy? Don’t crucify me yet until you read this.

“To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God’s creation. I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm neither hot nor cold I am about to spit you out of my mouth Revelation. 3:14-16(NIV). By experience, vomiting is one sign of sickness. So when I say Christian who make God sick, I mean believers who irritate and piss off God.

These sets of Christians are neither here nor there. Acts 20:9. You’ll see spiritually such Christians are sitting on the fence.  They have charisma without character. Having a form of godliness but denying its power. Read more »

other side of dino melaye ordeal

The Other Side Of Dino Melaye’s Ordeal You Can’t Find In The Media

I am not a politician, and I won’t become one. Yet I haven’t condemned any politician. In fact, I encourage Christians to join politics if they are convinced to do so. For sometimes, Dino Melaye has made the news headlines for various reasons, but there is the other side of Dino Melaye’s ordeal you can’t find in the media. Before I moved on I am neither an APC nor PDP member. So, my write up about the other side of Dino Melaye’s ordeal has no political undertone. Besides that, I am not celebrating the Kogi politician or applauding the police or security agents’ activities on him. But, unusually, the Holy Spirit gives me inspiration about issue writes on. So I will share these few lessons you can learn from the recent police siege on Dino Melaye’s residence and his eventual surrender. Join me as the Holy Spirit teaches us about God, our frailty and futility of life. Read more »

Life As A Relay, We Win or Lose Together

 

By God’s design, He made our lives as a loop of rings to form a chain. A disconnection means we’re no longer a chain we are. Similarly, life is like a relay race, every member of the team has a stake. So life as a relay, we win or lose together. As the role, the person that kick-start the race is important so is the person who finishes the race. And in-between are athletes who transit the baton to one another. But if any member of the team slacks in his role because he doesn’t take the baton for the last lap of the race then the team will lose the race altogether.

One reason for competition in life is our view of life as a hundred-meter dash. Most times we believed the world revolves around us. To us, it is us or no one else. Our service to God, brethren, and nation wanes because we do not want to play the second fiddle. Read more »

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Wrong Reasons For Getting Married

Genesis 2:18-25, Ruth 2,3,4. Judges 14,15,16

 The beginning of the failure of any endeavors is to have the wrong reasons for embarking on it. Many people got married without knowing why? Today broken homes and divorce is on the increase because many people have the wrong reasons for getting married.

 In my view, a few of the followings are some wrong reasons for getting married.

  1. To get over sexual urge: This is one of the wrong reasons for getting married. Marriage does not give victory over sexual urge. At least, several records and reports show people having extra-marital affairs despite their good sexual relationship with their spouse at home. Thus, if you are not sexually disciplined when you are single you’re not likely to keep your fidelity in marriage. This is because the best couples sometimes have low season sexually.
  2. Get away from home responsibly: Among other wrong reasons for getting married is thinking it is an escape route from house chores or responsibility.
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adult leadership transition

Adult-Youth Leadership Transition: Lessons From Joshua’s Lost Generation

It is an undeniable fact that today adult was once a youth, just as today adult with time will naturally give way for today’s youth.

Here the pertinent question is how to guarantee an adult-youth leadership transition that will preserve our cherished legacy. This is because this leadership transition cuts across every sphere of life’s endeavor. It is the same whether in religious, business, political, sport or administrative circle.

A break in the adult-youth leadership transition will not only jettison the legacy and goodwill of the progenitors but also, dash the hope of the upcoming generation.

Now, how do we ensure a seamless adult-youth leadership transition that will guarantee the continuation of our cherished family, church and national values! A look around at every sphere of life show a distortion of these basic values once celebrated politically, religiously, and as a family.

Since life generally is not a hundred meter dash, but a marathon relay. Read more »

handling a breakup

16 Healthy Ways Of Handling A Break Up

The devastating effect of any breakup is better imagined than experienced. Handling a breakup requires enormous self-motivated and resilient capacity, whether the relationship is short or long. This is because every breakup leaves you heartbroken, dejected, and confused. Then it reverses you to a fresh start with physical, mental and emotional stress as you ask where is God?

While there is no single solution to handling a break-up. Your healthy coping capability to get over that shock will not only bring you back on track. But, will make you strong to face other future challenges in the other sphere of life.

I have put together though not an exhaustive list of practical tips for handling a breakup and get back your life.

  1. God is good and so also you: Irrespective of who initiated the breakup or the reason God is good so you are. Instead of asking where is God when I hurt, remember who God has been to you in the past and what he has done for you before now.
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getting along with your parents

Getting Along With Your Parents: Strategies That Works

Getting Along With Your Parents: Strategies That Works

Colossians 3:20-21; Ephesians 6:1-4

As a teenager or a youth, getting along with your parents may be a herculean task. Don’t worry I was once there before. I know it sounds a traumatic experience for young people and their parents to have a seamless relationship. More often than not parents and their kids do not run on the same page. As the world advances the parents and child’s relationship become tensed. Hence, it creates a gulf between parents and their wards. So, youth and parents conflict resolution becomes harder.

With no doubt, the best parents are not immune to this dilemma of getting along with their wards. Sometimes with the best intention from both ends, there appears to be no easy way out in sight. Many times young people wonder how do I get along with my parents? They reasoned why they are always on the cross with their parent. Read more »