Monday, 27 February 2017

Joel and Victoria Osteen’s daily devotional February 27, 2017 – Enter His Rest

Today’s Scripture: "For we who have believed do enter that rest…" - (Hebrews 4:3, NKJV)

Topic: Enter His Rest [Monday February 27, 2017]

God promises that there are set times in our future, but He doesn’t tell us when they will be. Your set time may be tomorrow morning at 9:47. You’ll get the phone call you’ve been waiting for. Your set time may be two years from now. You’ll get a good break and that will thrust you to a new level. My question is, “Do you trust God enough to believe that your set times are coming?” Are you willing to wait with a good attitude? Are you willing to get a new perspective?

Saying bye to the Danfo in Lagos

Written by the Editorial Board of The Guardian Newspaper

The desire to give Lagos a world-class transportation system apparently informed the recent disclosure by Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode that he intends to remove the yellow mini-buses popularly called Danfo from the city’s roads by the end of the year. The Danfo experience in Lagos is a cocktail of sadness and joy. But there is no denying that the city deserves better and the government’s plan is in order.

Daily, commuters go through hell in the hands of miscreant Danfo drivers and their assistants who molest, assault and even rob at will. Ambode’s move should therefore be encouraged if only to curb hooliganism and touting, as well as sanitise intra-city transportation.

It's Not Your Name

Author: Emode Victor
A Promise For You From Bible Promises:

Topic: It's Not Your Name [27/02/2017]

And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the LORD shall name. Isaiah 62:2. Read: Isa 62:1-4

When you go through the Bible, you discover that there are many people who their names are known and mentioned. There are other people who were simply recognized and mentioned by their problems. Their problems took and overshadowed their names. The Bible never made mention of their names but their problems. Their problems made them popular. Many lives have been stigmatized. In 2 Ki 5:1-14, the Bible talks about general Naaman who was a great man of Valor, but he was a leper. He was not supposed to live where men live but in an isolated place, but because of his importance, the king of Syria could not isolate him. The woman with the issue of blood is known by her problem, the Bible never mentioned her name. She was healed by Jesus Christ, her name was still not mentioned. Mk 5:25-34

Winning Wisdom: Don't Fear Rejection

Topic: Don't Fear Rejection [Monday, 27th Feb. 2017]

This Moses whom they refused, saying, Who made thee a ruler and a judge? the same did God send to be a ruler and a deliverer by the hand of the angel which appeared to him in the bush. Acts 7:35

It came to my understanding that most times God's choice is not always man's choice. Men will always place their decisions on outward appearance and past expirence. But God, Who is all-knowing, seeing beyond our imaginations and our views, always comes up with the right choice, although it might not sit down well with men.

David Abioye's Daily Devotional February 27, 2017 – How to Access Your Part

Topic: How to Access Your Part [Monday February 27, 2017]

Pant for God to access your part in God.

You cannot become a part of God until you pant for Him.

David’s panting heart for God was what upgraded his status from just been a king to a priest and a prophet.

Joyce Meyer's daily devotional February 27, 2017 – Fellowship with the Lord

Topic: Fellowship with the Lord [Monday February 27, 2017]

Then you will seek Me, inquire for, and require Me [as a vital necessity] and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. — Jeremiah 29:13

No matter how many principles and formulas you and I learn, we will never have lasting victory in our Christian life without spending time in personal, private fellowship with the Lord. The victory is not in methods; it is in God. If we are to live victoriously, we are going to have to look beyond ways to eliminate our problems and find the Lord in the midst of our problems.

Open Heavens 27 February 2017: Monday daily devotional by Pastor E. A. Adeboye – Sincerity

Topic: Sincerity [Monday 27, February 2017]

Memorise: In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity, - Titus 2:7

Read: 2 Corinthians 2:14-17 (KJV)

14 Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.

8 Ways to Deal with Sweaty Armpits

It can be very uncomfortable - even agitating - to get dressed, looking all smart and appealing, only for something as little as sweat under your arms to ruin it all. There is something unarguably embarrassing about having the underarm of your dress, blouse or shirt drenched in sweat, and it gets worse if it’s the only sweat-stained part of your clothing. Asides this, there is also the unpleasant odour resulting from such underarm sweating to deal with. It could all be a frustrating experience indeed.

Jumia Travel shares 8 ways to help you deal with sweaty armpits and avoid such uncomfortable situations.

Family Government (4) by Pastor Faith Oyedepo

Author: Pastor Faith Oyedepo
Topic: Family Government (4)

Dear Reader,

It has been a most exciting time thus far this month, examining some very fundamental and most vital issues that relate to Family Government. I am sure you have benefitted a lot from the issues discussed thus far.

In this concluding part of the teaching, we will examine the aspect of CHILD TRAINING. Why this aspect? Because children constitute immediate members of the family government after the parents.

Dunamis’ Daily Devotional February 27, 2017 by Pastor Paul Enenche – Miracles and the Glory of God

Topic: Miracles and the Glory of God [Monday February 27, 2017]

Scripture: This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him. - John 2:11

Thought For The Day: Shame cannot exist in the presence of glory.

It is confirmed from the Bible that miracles are the manifestations of God’s glory. Whenever God wants to show forth His glory, He manifests signs and wonders in the lives of men.

DCLM Daily Manna February 27, 2017 by Pastor Kumuyi – Two Destinies, One Way

Topic: Two Destinies, One Way [Monday February 27, 2017]

Text: Matthew 7:13-20

Key Verse: "Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it" (Matthew 7:14).

One of the difficulties travelers on first visit usually face is finding their way. The difficulty becomes complex if the traveler comes to a crossroads where he/she has to take a decision which way to go. At such a time, it becomes imperative to seek a guide. The same is true of every person who is a stranger in the journey of life. Two ways are before us all. One is straight and narrow which leads to eternal life; the other is broad with a wide gate. The first way leads to eternal life with God but the latter to hell with Satan.

Our Daily Bread Devotional, February 27, 2017 - Ring of Invisibility

Topic: Ring of Invisibility [Monday February 27, 2017]

Read: John 3:16–21, Bible in a Year: Numbers 17–19; Mark 6:30–56

Everyone who does evil hates the light. John 3:20

The Greek philosopher Plato (c. 427–c. 348 bc) found an imaginative way of shining light on the dark side of the human heart. He told the story of a shepherd who innocently discovered a golden ring that had been hidden deep in the earth. One day a great earthquake opened up an ancient mountainside tomb and revealed the ring to the shepherd. By accident he also discovered that the ring had the magical ability to enable the wearer to become invisible at will. Thinking about invisibility, Plato raised this question: If people didn’t have to worry about being caught and punished, would they resist doing wrong?

Kenneth Copeland’s daily devotional February 27, 2017 - Better Things to Come

Topic: Better Things to Come [Monday February 27, 2017]

But [God's grace] is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel - 2 Timothy 1:10

Have you ever wondered what it will be like when your body dies and you go on to heaven? Well, according to the Word, when that time comes, this flesh and blood tent you live in will die, but you won't feel a thing. You'll just take off the cloak of your flesh, lay it down and go to a better place.

Billy Graham’s daily devotional February 27, 2017 - God Our Comforter

Topic: God Our Comforter [Monday February 27, 2017]

I, even I, am he that comforteth you . . . — Isaiah 51:12

There is also comfort in mourning, because in the midst of mourning God gives a song. His presence in our lives changes our mourning into song, and that song is a song of comfort. This kind of comfort is the kind which enabled a devout Englishman to look at a deep dark hole in the ground where his home stood before the bombing and say, “I always did want a basement. Now I can jolly well build another house, like I always wanted.”

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Vital secrets for a Successful Family (4) by Pastor Faith Oyedepo

Author: Pastor Faith Oyedepo
Topic: Vital secrets for a Successful Family (4)

Dear Reader,

I welcome you once again in Jesus’ name. Today I want to ask this question: Who truly are the real mothers? In this concluding segment of Family Life for this month, we will be looking at what God’s Word has to say about the mother in the home.

One reason God instituted the marital union of the man and woman was to bring forth godly seeds; and if we must have godly seeds, then we must have godly mothers. I always tell people that thieves have mothers, who did not do a good job of caring for their children at the right time. I read an inscription once that says, “It is better to train a child than to repair an adult!” Children are like fresh fish, you can bend them any way, but adults are like dry fish, any attempt to bend them will break them. A wise man once said that the greatest factory, where the most important product in the world is being made, is the home. That is where children are raised.

Be Merciful

Author: Emode Victor
A Promise For You From Bible Promises:

Topic: Be Merciful [26/02/2017]

Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. Matthew 5:7. Read: Matt 5:43-48

The Bible says in Lamentations 3:22, It is of the LORD's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. Mercy is the nature of God Almighty towards all humans on earth. Psalm 145:9 says, The LORD is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works. Whether good or bad, His mercy extends to all. It's also through the multitude of His mercies that you were rescued from destruction. Isaiah 54:7 For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great mercies will I gather thee. This season, His mercies will search you out for His blessings in Jesus name.

Still on the closure of Abuja airport

Written by the Editorial Board of The Guardian Newspaper

As fears grow over the imminent closure of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja, from March 8, 2017, for the resurfacing of its tarmac, it is imperative to, once again, reiterate to the government of the day since all entreaties before now appear to have fallen on deaf ears, that it should reconsider closing the airport, for obvious economic and safety reasons.

No airport anywhere in the world has ever been totally closed for such a long time for routine tarmac resurfacing. Airport tarmacs can be resurfaced at night or weekends without disrupting normal aviation operations. Nigeria should not be different.

Joel and Victoria Osteen’s daily devotional February 26, 2017 – Greater than You Imagined

Today’s Scripture: "Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him." - 1 Corinthians 2:9, NKJV

Topic: Greater than You Imagined [Sunday February 26, 2017]

Because God loves you, He has supernatural blessings in store for you: increase, favor, good breaks, supernatural opportunities. His dream for your life is so much greater than you ever imagined. You haven’t seen anything yet!

Joyce Meyer's daily devotional February 26, 2017 – No Condemnation

Topic: No Condemnation [Sunday February 26, 2017]

Therefore, [there is] now no condemnation (no adjudging guilty of wrong) for those who are in Christ Jesus, who live [and] walk not after the dictates of the flesh, but after the dictates of the Spirit. — Romans 8:1

I should have known better,” Cindy cried out to me. “All the signs were there that he wasn’t the man for me.” She had gone through two years of a painful marriage, of verbal and finally physical abuse. Then her husband left her for another woman. Now she felt doubly condemned—condemned for marrying him in the first place and condemned that she couldn’t hold the marriage together.

Open Heavens 26 February 2017: Sunday daily devotional by Pastor E. A. Adeboye – Hypocritical?

Topic: Hypocritical? [Sunday 26, February 2017]

Memorise: But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites? Matthew 22:18

Read: Luke 11:37-44 (KJV)

37 And as he spake, a certain Pharisee besought him to dine with him: and he went in, and sat down to meat.