CHILDREN AND PARENTING Rev. Dr. Chris Oyakhilome DSc, DD. That attitude of giving child a tablet while service is on to be playing games so they don't disturb you is a time bomb! You are saying to them, its OK to not concentrate in church, you think you are trying to concentrate and don't want them to distract you but you are giving them a mindset. It will form an attitude towards trivializing spiritual things in the future and by then it may be too late to correct.. Don't ever think they do not understand what's going on while the service is on, these children play very complicated games better than adults! If they can understand that, they can understand what Paul calls "The Simplicity of the Gospel" The gaming can wait! Another thing I find ludicrous is Parents who give their children "loose change" for offering but spend heavily on their lunch just after the service is over.. There again you are saying, God doesn't deserve anything big. You see that's how you breed Atheists! That's how you raise Adults who think the Holy Ghost is a Gut Feeling! Who think tithing is making the pastor a big boy! Train up a child in the way he should go.. When he is old he will not depart from it I may never be able to subscribe to all the parenting modules my Parents used for us while growing up, but you see this love for God? They got it right! My Father made sure we never missed a single midweek service while growing up. No matter how tired we were from school, he insisted, he compelled! Today, look what that training has done to me! Isaiah 28 vs 10 says "For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little" Simple things are what form Character! God bless you.
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UNSEEN REALITIES - SET YOUR SIGHTS ......Are there strongholds holding you back? Have you adapted to your environment in such a way that the brilliance of your light has blended in, instead of standing out or shining with intensity? This day is a new day for you and God has set you up for greatness and He's launching you to a new and higher level of greatness. With you He is setting new standards, raising the dike and making an example of you in grace, favor, honor and promotion. Don't say me? Is this possible? Don't be like Sarah who laughed when God told Abraham she would bare a son in her old age. Don't be like Gideon to whom the angel of the Lord appeared and told him the great things he would accomplish including the fact that he would smite the Midianites as one man; yet he didn't think highly of himself because of his poor and lowly background. But the angel would not be deterred and says to Gideon after his complaining to, "Go in this thy might". Meaning that when you are seated thinking about how bad things are, God sees differently, He is seeing opportunities and always His desire is to help his children see as He sees. STAR GAZING - Abraham did not think much of God's promise of a son, him being called Abram at the time; meaning "exalted / supposed Father". Not until God taught him how to lift his vision and see the realities in the unseen realms. Abraham takes a midnight walk with God star gazing and God telling him to count the stars totally taking over Abraham's imagination, thoughts and vision till he got dizzy counting stars then God said," So shall thy seed be". What do you need to be looking at now? What should you be so engaged doing till you are totally immersed in the atmosphere of Faith? Get to the Word! Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word; the entrance of the Word gives light and understanding to the simple. Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path. Become so inundated with the Word that He oozes out of you effortlessly. Become one with Him through fellowship, memorizing, meditation and confession of the Word. See, hear, speak the Word only; place Him before you day, noon and night in your sleeping and waking moments. When the cloud be full of rain they empty themselves in the earth. And so will it be for you. AGREE WITH GOD - Have your mind set in agreement with God as you take possession of the possessors and your possessions. Those possessions that God long spoke about concerning your life, it's time to take what belongs to you. Thing is once you start taking possession, you activate the possibility for others who thought it was impossible to go on and take theirs too. God can use you to set new standards and new records in Faith's Hall of Fame. You pave the way , chart the course or even far better still create new paths for others to trod so that their lives can bring praise and glory to God and a great blessing to the body of Christ. STIR UP YOUR FAITH BY HEARING THE WORD - Let Faith arise in your soul through the bombardment and programming of God's Word in your mind and in your heart. Your mind is the door way to your human Spirit. Even if there is a willingness in your heart to do great things, if your mind is steeped in fear, unbelief and doubt it will try to stop you from getting things done. There must first, be a willing heart and a willing mind! Both must be united, undivided in Faith to move those mountains. So first set your mind in order with God's Word through constant prayer, meditation and confessions. As you do this, you stir up the gift of God in you to take giant leaps of Faith on God's Word to create awesome and amazing things, life or future from God's invincible realms of realities. It's probably time to give your highest and best in the furtherance of Gospel like you've never done before, build God a house, host that great crusade, outreach or missionary endevor, to write that new album song that will impact on your world, to write that new book or books that will save lives that you may never meet on this side of heaven; to pastor and nurture a mega church beyond your wildest anticipations because God's chosen you and you are the man or woman for the job. Set your sights to the unseen realms of possibilities, write down or draw up that plan and schedule the time lines for these accomplishments then shut your door and pour....( You know what I mean😉). EVER INCREASING GLORY- God is a progressive God, He wants us to increase at every phase of our lives in our walk with Him. To move from glory to glory; upward and forward. Not upward today and backward tomorrow; not shining bright today and then lights are dim tomorrow. No! He said our path is the path of the just that shines brighter and brighter until the perfect day. Jesus said "greater works than these shall ye do because I go to my Father". We are supposed to get greater and greater; shine brighter and brighter together as a constellation of shining stars. Jesus is not intimidated that we would do greater works than He did in His 3 years of Ministry on earth. He is proud of us expanding and seeing to the furtherance of the gospel that He delivered to us through our spiritual forebears. HEZEKIAH SETS A STANDARD - Hezekiah was raised in a highly dysfunctional home. His father was King Ahaz of Judah who set up idols for the people to worship. He was a very hard and cruel king to the people and because he did not Honor God, the nation went down hill and plunged into abject poverty. Five different armies came against Judah and Judah lost every battle. The nation became desolate. You'd think that Ahaz would have learnt his lesson, turn to God and ask for His help. But it was just the exact opposite. He closed the doors of the Temple and began to sell off sacred treasures. It was in this environment of compromise and total disregard for sacred things, that Hezekiah was raised; to be mediocre, flippant and profane; he could have turned out like his Father and adapted to that environment. But Hezekiah understood spiritual things. When he became king, the first thing Hezekiah did before restoring any national infrastructure or getting the economy going was to re-open the Temple. He turned Judah back to the One True God. His Father chose to compromise, roughshod and oppress people but Hezekiah was made of a different kind of Spirit. The Spirit of Faith. He understood where he was coming from and was not going to be like his Father. He was going to put an end to this generational wickedness, tyrannical and despotic rule; and start a generation of righteousness, be a humble, reverential and compassionate King. Hezekiah was a man of the Spirit of Faith. He knew that regardless of his background he would not continue an unrighteous legacy that did not glorify God. As king, he was going to do things differently - God's way! THY LATTER END SHALL SURPASS THE FORMER - How one starts out in life is not what matters, it's how you finish that counts. The scriptures encourage us that "better is the end of a thing than the begining". Do yourself, your family and those who look up to you a favour. Don't set a bad example or limiting standards that will influence and impact on their lives in the future. Set standards of Faith walking, working and talking for the next generation. Set standards of the audacity of Faith to fly, ride, jump, push through and leap over walls, mountains or doors of limitations and hindrances....remember they are only a mirage. The way you look at them is what matters. Your perception is your power. All you need to do is switch gears like an automatic engine of a car and increase your momentum towards that desired goal. When Faith is backed up by decision, action and focus; opportunity, time and chance are absolutely inevitable.....❤🌨 (to be continued) What a glorious p.m. tea☕ with you! Lift up your eyes and SEE. God says "Kazah" see with the eyes of a prophet I have given you Jericho and all her inhabitants!! I love you! Speak Soon!✍❤🔥💥🙌🙏☕ #bookexcerpts #marchmonthofpossession #soundmentalhealth #2019yearoflights #afternoonteawithptad #Jesusislord #thensingsmysoulvol123 #mysoulsaysyesvol1234 #ptadzworld #ptadandfriendsnetwork