Emmanuel God with us; He has promised never to leave us nor forsake us. There is a connection between Christmas and New Year that we often miss. At Christmas we were reminded again that God is with us. The message of Christmas should prepare us for the New Year and also serve as a springboard for a happy New Year. The presence of God in our lives makes all the difference. In the Bible when I read the phrase “But God,” I am…..
Merry Christmas to you, Christ our Savior is born. Truly this indeed is good news, just as the angel said to the shepherds many years ago “Do not be afraid, for I behold I bring you good tidings of great JOY which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:10-11. Yes Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world. In John 3:16 we…..
The title of this blog is taken from Psalm 69:30 “I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify Him with thanksgiving.” Another translation reads; “Glorify the Lord with thanksgiving.” Oh that we would praise the Lord for His goodness and His wonderful deeds. It is so easy to take God’s abundant blessings for granted and to forget what he has done for us. Psalm 29:2 admonishes us to “give unto the Lord the glory due unto…..
In His time He makes all things beautiful- Ecclesiastes 3:11. This was the theme of the third year anniversary celebration for The Redeemed Christian Church of God in Erie Pennsylvania on July 13, 2013. I gained the following insights as I reflected on how this Church started as a house fellowship in my home under the leadership of Pastor A. Esan, as a Church planting outreach by RCCG -Pittsburgh, and later became established as a Church on July4, 2010. That was…..
Trials and challenges are part of the reality of life. At one time or the other we will all experience the storms of life, no one is immune to life’s stresses and tough times. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all affected by the tornadoes which occurred recently in Texas and Oklahoma. People who live in high-risk areas for hurricanes and tornadoes have their houses specially designed and built. They also build storm shelters to take refuge in case…..
The human body has several vital organs the heart is one of them. We often read or hear about the phase “Be Heart Smart,” which talks about healthy habits and a lifestyle that helps to promote a healthy heart and reduce the risk of heart disease and other cardiovascular complications. The Bible also talks about health care for the heart. In Proverbs 4:23 we read, “Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it springs the issues of life.” This refers…..
The strength to move on in spite of our challenges comes from Almighty God. He is our refuge and our strength, a very present help in trouble therefore we will not fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea (Psalm 46 v 1-2). The Lord renews our strength as we wait upon Him, hallelujah! We are never alone in our tough times, challenges or difficulties God is with us. He has…..
Life is a series of battles, obstacles, difficulties, challenges, and tough times. No one is immune to life’s stresses and tough times. Some times the wrong choices we make bring us pain and suffering. The storms of life are just like hurricanes – they tend to arrive with unnerving regularity. They often strike without warning and linger without welcome, testing the limits of our faith and endurance. We also have the aftermath to deal with. Like tidal waves, trials and…..
God loves you and He cares about the details of your life. John 3:16 says “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” The Bible admonishes us to “cast all our care upon Him for He cares for us” (1Peter 5:7). In my book Almighty God you will read several personal testimonies of God’s love and care for me. I would like to…..
I would like to share the testimony of how Almighty God averted a fire disaster in my home, which led to the inspiration to write this book. It was about eight o’clock in the evening on Wednesday December 24,2003, when my son and I arrived home from a Christmas Eve worship service. I started to fix our dinner. While the meal was cooking on the stove-top, I…..