Inspiration Express: Day 5: We All Need Advice


(Est 1:13) Then the king spoke to the wise men who knew the times–for this was the king’s procedure toward all who were familiar with law and judgment.

In the first chapter of Esther, we see a king who is confused about what action to take regarding the behavior of his wife.The king asks his wise friends for advice on how to handle the shame his wife had caused him.

The lesson in today’s story is, we all need good advice; especially in difficult situations. A lot of times, we keep our problems to ourselves, and we allow them to weigh us down, we feel no one can understand what we are going through, or we get too proud to share our burdens with others.

In today’s text the King in all his majesty, power and glory, asked for advice, he didn’t respond to his wife’s behavior by getting angry, instead he sought the advice of his friends.

In our daily lives no matter what the situation may be, we should always pray and ask for the Holy Spirits guidance, furthermore we should ask for advice from wise and noble people around us.

A burden shared is a burden half solved.

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Published in: on August 30, 2011 at 7:12 am  Leave a Comment  

Inspiration Express: Day 4: When Life Get’s Tough


(Pro 17:3) The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold, but the Lord tries the hearts.

Life is tough, as days go and nights fall, so do friends and family come and go. As each second leads to a second, one problem leads to another. At times when the nights seem so dark we tend to pray more and draw closer to God, but sometimes it seems all our prayers don’t cut it and the things we dread the most happens. At tines like this all that fills our minds is why, why did God let this happen? why did my friend have to go? Why is all this happening to me?

It’s not wrong to ask questions, but these kind of questions rarely get answered. At times like this it’s easy to begin to doubt God, doubt our faith , doubt our beliefs and most of all we tend to doubt ourselves. One thing we should always remember is that God’s ways are never our ways and his thoughts are way bigger than ours, although he causes us to go through pain today, it is to make us stronger and more prepared for the future he has for us.

So as we celebrate our victories in life let’s remember that the God who gives us the good gifts also gives us the tough situations , however his tests are not to break us, but to make us who he’s called us to be.

“Common clay must go through the heat and fire of the furnace to become porcelain. But once porcelain, it can never become clay again.” – Aruni

Published in: on August 27, 2011 at 8:25 am  Leave a Comment  

Inspiration Express: Day 1: Waiting for an Answer


Listen to my voice in the morning, Lord.
Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly. (Psalm 5:3 NLT)

How many times do we pray and say God didn’t reply us?
How many times do we ask God a question and it seems he doesn’t respond?

A lot of times we say our prayers in a hurry or out of desperation, our prayers are either very routine, like the grace we say before dinner, or they are due to an urgent and pressing need, when we feel helpless and we know that God is the only solution we have.

Prayers aren’t meant to be on-demand transactions with God, a lot of times we feel that once we pray God should answer immediately, just like watching a movie on Netflix. Prayers instead are meant to be conversations with God, we speak and then we must wait for him to respond.

In today’s text we see how David talked to God, he said “each morning I bring my requests to you andi wait expectantly”. That means when we pray we should tell God, what’s on our minds, and then we must have faith that he heard us, and then we must wait for him to answer our requests.

Our conversations with God shouldn’t be on-demand, he always answers us at the right time, be rest assured in his word because he promises he will never leave us, or forsake us.

Published in: on August 13, 2011 at 11:42 am  Leave a Comment  

Inspiration Express


Hello guys, i know i haven’t been blogging for a while, so many things have been going on, but i also have been working on a new project I call Inspiration Express.

Everyday after i read my bible, i usually write a summary of the lesson i learned that day.Inspiration Express is a collection of notes from my daily quiet time.

I hope you stop by here every day of for a fresh dose of inspiration from the bible.

Ade

Published in: on August 6, 2011 at 7:17 am  Leave a Comment  

Common Sense pt 2


8. Find your passion while you’re in school and develop it, if you don’t you’ll spend the rest of your life working 9-5, paycheck -paycheck,  at a job you don’t like, with a boss who  will make your life a living hell.

9. Don’t be popular, instead be remarkable. We tend to remember people who make an impact, not those we see all over the place.

10. There is never enough time to do a job right, but always enough to do it over.

when you solve a problem take the time to create a lasting solution, rather than a quick fix.

11.  People don’t change, they only vibrate.

Don’t love someone hoping they”ll change; they might pretend for a while but eventually they’ll return to who they really are.

12. Anyone who say’s they aren’t influenced by their friends, is practicing the art of self-deceit and naivety.

The people around us influence us, whether we like it or not; so surround yourself with people heading in the right direction.

13. Everyone  can be good, loving, loyal and honest, but it takes a great friend and leaders to show them how.

14.  Be slow to judge others, everyone has a story.

15. like babies sometimes, we put our hands inside fire, hoping that we’ll pull it out right before we get burnt.

Those ahead of us, have made all the  mistakes we can possibly make, it is foolishness to repeat their actions.

Seek counsel, from God and man, there’s nothing new under the sun, there’s nothing you’re going through  that hasn’t been experienced, talk to people and use their experiences to guide you.

16. You cannot love someone if you don’t have the choice not to love them.

Published in: on May 30, 2011 at 1:26 am  Leave a Comment  

Common Sense pt 1


Everyday brings with it something new, here are some interesting lessons i’ve learnt this year.

1. Genius is celebrated in public, but forged in solitude. Success is a function of what we do with ourselves when no one is around.

2. The differences between great and good is the time you spends alone, developing your skills and talents.

3. Great ideas are born in the shower, but it takes more than soap and sponge to bring them to reality. ( a good plan+ a good team + the right connections + hard-work ) * idea = Success.

4. Focus, there’s only so much stuff your brain can handle at a time. It’s hard to be your best when you have a lot going on, focus on a few things and do them well.

5. the greatest sense of fulfillment comes, when you take an idea from your head and you see other people embrace it. #facebook,twitter,MLK,Ghandi

6. Principles are different from beliefs, regardless of the situation they never change. Although religions differ in beliefs, they all share a common principle, that we should  love God with all our heart and we love our neighbors as ourselves.

Because every body does it, doesn’t make it right. #principles.

7.  Networking.  It’s not enough to be a good person, or to  have great ideas, what’s more important is if the right people know about you and your ideas.

Published in: on May 30, 2011 at 1:19 am  Leave a Comment  

Promise Yourself


I read this poem today and i thought i should share it with you.

Promise Yourself

To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.

To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel that there is something worthwhile in them.

To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.

To think only of the best, to work only for the best and to expect only the best.

To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.

To wear a cheerful expression at all times and give a smile to every living creature you meet.

To give so much time to improving yourself that you have no time to criticize others.

To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud word, but in great deeds.

To live in the faith that the whole world is on your side, so long as you are true to the best that is in you.

written by: Chistian D. Larson

Published in: on May 25, 2011 at 10:22 pm  Leave a Comment  

LOVE


Don’t waste your time, trying to impress someone who doesn’t care about you. Don’t waste your time, loving someone who doesn’t care where you lay your head at night. Don’t give up sleep for a fella who doesn’t return your call even when you leave a message. Don’t go into a relationship trying to fix your partner. Get out of an abusive relationship.

Life’s too short to waste on one person, don’t be fooled . Beauty is deceptive and love might not seem attractive at first sight . in all your dealings with people go after those who make you feel special , those who make you feel on top of the world. Those who care to say goodnight, how was your day, do you need my help, can I pray for you and those who say I love you from the bottom of their hearts.

Many times we have perceptions and fantasies of the perfect guy or trophy girlfriend, and we get so blinded in our lust that we don’t see when true love comes around. True love never hurts, never cheats, always listens and is ready to forgive. Love is more than a feeling, its more than sex. Love is not a phrase but it’s a verb an action , a commitment, an unending loyalty.

Don’t love a face because , it might be fake.
Don’t love a body because, we all will grow old.
Don’t love money, because money can never buy happiness.
Love isn’t cheap, and the only way to buy love is too show love.

Friends are what life is all about.
Friends are those whose victories are your pride, and their failures your burden.
We can’t force a friendship
We can’t force people to like us
We can only work with those around us.

By myself I’ll write a poem, with you I’ll write a book.
By myself I’ll play the drums with you, I’ll be an orchestra.
By myself I’ll be alone, with you I’ll make a family.
True love starts as friendship and there’s no such thing as love at first sight.

Never underestimate the power of a smile, a hug, a kiss and a thank you, these little act of kindness are the foundations of friendship and they can fetch you true love.

Published in: on February 14, 2011 at 7:29 am  Comments (1)  

CHANGE


CHANGE

Change, Oh how I love to change
How I love to put my sins behind me and start all over again
Alas I find myself, swimming in a pool of despair
Regretting my mistakes and promising myself and my lord never to do it again
But yet I keep doing the same thing over and over.
Sometimes I wonder if God still listens to my prayers because he’s heard me say
I’m sorry more than a million times.
Change is more than a phrase we say, a wish, or something to hope for.
Change is a verb , an action. a call to order.
Change is a complete turnaround from something you detest to something you like.
To change is to carefully examine one’s self, emotions, character and personality.
To change we must ask ourselves,
when am I most vulnerable to my weakness?
what triggers the worst in me?
To change is to accept one’s failures without looking down on one’s self,
And prayerfully commit everything to God,
because no matter how hard we try to change
We will always fail if we don’t depend on God to change us.
Change starts with hope,
Hope that we can turn our lives around and make things work.
Hope that we can quit our addictions, change our lifestyles , love more, pray more, study more and give more.
To change is painful process ,
sometimes it requires closing our eyes to things we love,
shunning friends who make us do the wrong things,
staying up all night to understanding a concept,
humbling or selves to ask for help and saying no to our stomach when it craves things we shouldn’t be eating.
To change we must be ready to fight, because it’s a battle between who we are and who we want to be.
Change is not something you do alone,
You need friends that can help you, when you get weary of trying.
And a God who is able to do immeasurably more than you can imagine.
Change takes time, it might not come in a day, a month or in a year,
The way to measure change is not by gauging perfect, but it’s in observing continuous progress
each and every day, no matter how small they are.

Published in: on January 23, 2011 at 1:28 am  Comments (1)  
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21 things I’ve learnt in 21 years pt1


In a few hours I’ll officially be an adult and it’s safe to say I’ve learnt some incredible lessons in my short time on earth.
Here are some lessons I’ve learnt in my 21 years of existence.

1. You can have fun without putting yourself at risk (drinking and getting high). My definition of partying is having a relaxed time with friends and ..family, bowling, karaoke, movies, attending a game etc.

2. Life’s all about people, you need people to achieve your goal and aspirations.

3. people will treat you based on how you carry yourself.

4. There’s always time.
One of the most common phrases you hear people say is “there’s is no time” or I’m too busy. Do you know one thing you share in common with Barack Obama, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates , you have 24hrs a day.

5. There’s no such thing as time management, but there’s definitely something called self management.
how can u manage something you don’t have control of, life’s short:
24hrs a day,7days a week.

6. Friends are important, but some friends are for a season.
Don’t feel too bad when a friend leaves you or if you don’t feel too comfortable around an old friend. Like clothes we outgrow our friends when our beliefs and circumstances change. if a friend leaves it probably means both of you now have different beliefs.

7. Stop talking, start doing. The grave has the largest deposit of talents and ideas.

8. If you fail, try, try, and try again. Don’t let anyone or anything stop you from achieving something you believe in.

9. Christianity isn’t a set of do’s and don’ts that God wants you to obey, the bible contains principles that if followed will make your life so much better. Can you imagine a world in which we loved our neighbors as ourselves, there will be no wars, no crimes, no fraud only friends.

10. We would never comprehend God.
I find it very hilarious when scientists and clergy people debate whether God exists and how he operates.
A lot of times we try and explain God through our own understanding,
we assume he thinks and acts like us, the truth is we are his creation, just a figment of his imagination. Can clay understand the decisions of a potter, food the decision of the chef, painting the ingenuity of the artist?

11. Appreciate leaders.
It’s very easy to criticize leaders and spot out mistakes they make in their decisions. Have you ever wondered how difficult the job of a president, governor, religious leader, or father is?
leaders are humans like us, they have 24hours like we have, they have families, friends, hobbies and problems, yet they take the time out to take care of others.

Published in: on January 16, 2011 at 2:26 am  Comments (1)