Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Warning on soft drinks

Written by the Editorial Board of The Guardian Newspaper

A Lagos court the other day ordered the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to compel the Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC) Plc, to carry a mandatory warning on its Fanta and Sprite brands, stating that the contents should not be taken with Vitamin C in order to avoid poisoning. Also, the court berated NAFDAC for poor regulation of the brands and awarded a N2 million cost, declaring that the agency failed Nigerians by certifying Fanta and Sprite fit for human consumption even when they were later tested and declared unfit for human consumption in the United Kingdom (UK).

David Abioye's Daily Devotional March 29, 2017 – Iniquity Vs. Love

Topic: Iniquity Vs. Love [Wednesday March 29, 2017]

…Because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. - Matthew 24:12

The ultimate intention of satan for introducing iniquity is to frustrate and destroy the love of God in the believer’s life.

Joyce Meyer's daily devotional March 29 2017 – Enjoy the Pursuit

Topic: Enjoy the Pursuit [Wednesday March 29, 2017]

Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is he who considers the weak and the poor; the Lord will deliver him in the time of evil and trouble. — Psalm 41:1

Do you ever feel that no matter where you go, somebody pursues you and hunts you down? Does someone seem to need something every time you start doing what you set out to do? Someone needs a ride to school, or somebody forgets their lunch, and before you know it, half your day is wasted.

Open Heavens 29 March 2017: Wednesday daily devotional by Pastor E. A. Adeboye – The Mix

Topic: The Mix [Wednesday 29, March 2017]

Memorise: My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: - John 10:27

Read: Matthew 25:31-46 (KJV)

31 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:

Billy Graham’s daily devotional March 29, 2017 - Cleansed by the Blood

Topic: Cleansed by the Blood [Wednesday March 29, 2017]

. . . unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood. — Revelation 1:5

Blood is mentioned 460 times in the Bible. Fourteen times in the New Testament Jesus spoke of His own blood. Why? Because by the shedding of His blood, He accomplished the possibility of our salvation. He paid the penalty for our sin and redeemed us. The penalty for our sin and rebellion is death; Jesus stepped out and said, “I’ll take that death.” He voluntarily laid down His life and took the penalty we deserve. That’s what the cross is all about.

Kenneth Copeland’s daily devotional March 29, 2017 - That Your Prayers May Not Be Hindered

Topic: That Your Prayers May Not Be Hindered [Wednesday March 29, 2017]

But if we [really] are living and walking in the Light as He [Himself] is in the Light, we have [true, unbroken] fellowship with one another. - 1 John 1:7, The Amplified Bible

One area of our lives we believers have particularly neglected is the area of our relationships. We simply haven’t heeded the Word of God where they’re concerned. We’ve fussed with one another and criticized one another so much that we’ve hindered the forces that God has given us to make us successful in this world. That’s right! Strife causes trouble in the spirit realm.

DCLM Daily Manna March 29, 2017 by Pastor Kumuyi – Love of God’s Law

Topic: Love of God’s Law [Wednesday March 29, 2017]

Text: Psalm 119:97-104

Key Verse: "O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day" (Psalm 119:97).

It is wonderful to have people who really love the Lord and commit the whole of their lives to serve Him. It is however more wonderful to have people who serve the Lord even in the face of great trials and afflictions. Charles Wesley Naylor, born in Athens County, Ohio in January 1874 was a man moulded in the above description. In spite of many challenges he faced, he served the Lord with an unabated love, zeal and passion.

Our Daily Bread Devotional, March 29, 2017 - Trial by Fire

Topic: Trial by Fire [Wednesday March 29, 2017]

Read: James 1:1–12, Bible in a Year: Judges 7–8; Luke 5:1–16

Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life. James 1:12

Last winter while visiting a natural history museum in Colorado, I learned some remarkable facts about the aspen tree. An entire grove of slender, white-trunked aspens can grow from a single seed and share the same root system. These root systems can exist for thousands of years whether or not they produce trees. They sleep underground, waiting for fire, flood, or avalanche to clear a space for them in the shady forest. After a natural disaster has cleared the land, aspen roots can sense the sun at last. The roots send up saplings, which become trees.

Dunamis’ Daily Devotional March 29, 2017 by Pastor Paul Enenche – Positive Surprises

Topic: Positive Surprises [Wednesday March 29, 2017]

Scripture: “But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him” - 1 Corinthians 2:9

Thought For The Day: To exist without God is to exist without surprises: To be independent of God is to be insufficient of positive surprises.

God’s Design for a Successful Family Life! (4) by Pastor Faith Oyedepo

Author: Pastor Faith Oyedepo
Topic: God’s Design for a Successful Family Life! (4)

Dear Reader,

Since this month began, we have been examining God’s design for success in marriage and family life. This week, I shall be teaching on what perhaps is one of the most important secret to a successful family life. It is the undisputable foundation upon which every home must be built, and for any lasting, and meaningful impact to be experienced. Most families are thirsty for life, yet they do not know what to do to be satisfied.

Winning Wisdom: Same Attitude As Christ

Author: Ese Ehimare Dave
Topic: Same Attitude As Christ [Wednesday, 29th Mar. 2017]

You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had. Philippians 2:5

Jesus said to His disciples in Matthew 20:27 "and whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant." Again in Matthew 23:11, He repeated it; "but he that is greatest among you shall be your servant." There was also a third time He said same thing but with a different analogy, using a child. This is to show us how important the message He is passing to us is. Jesus was reiterating it for us to take it more seriously, and what was He talking about? Humility.

The Hope Restorer

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

Topic: The Hope Restorer [29/03/2017]

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, Luke  4:18. Read: Isa 61:1-3

Jesus Christ is the hope restorer because He is the hope of glory. Col 1:27. Everything about Jesus is hope and change. Whenever you feel all hope is lost and you give Jesus a chance to come in, hope comes alive again. In John 11, Mary and Martha had given up on their brother Lazarus, i.e., their hope was already lost. Even when Jesus told them, take me where you laid him, Jesus said, Take ye away the stone. Martha, the sister of him that was dead, saith unto him, Lord, by this time he stinketh: for he hath been dead four days. Jesus actually came to comfort those that mourn and set free the captives of the mighty.

7 Foods You Think Are Healthy But Actually Aren’t

Unhealthy foods are one of the major reasons people fall sick, gain an alarming amount of weight and have weight gain issues. Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency, shares 7 foods you think are healthy but actually aren’t. Please don’t be fooled by these misleading healthy foods.

Diet Soda

Drinking soda often, increases your risk of heart attack, stroke and prostate cancer; it also makes you eat more which can lead to obesity. You would think diet soda is better but it’s potentially worse. The artificial sweeteners in diet soda fool your body into thinking you’re eating real food, disrupts the body’s natural ability to regulate calorie intake and cause a spike in your insulin levels (because these sweeteners are actually much sweeter than actual sugar) which can lead to obesity, diabetes and heart problems.

Wike, Ikpeazu bag award of Excellence

Ahead of May 29, an international media organization has applauded the development strides of the Rivers State governor, Barrister Nyeson Wike.

A statement by Bizentol Integrity Media Limited, publishers of Strikee Magazine not only named Governor Wike as Pillar of Nigeria’s democracy but commended him for his commitment to the well-being of the people of the state through massive infrastructural development, regular payment of workers’ salaries and restoration of peace in the state..

Hon. Igbuya declares Warri South 1 State Constituency seat vacant

Rt. Hon. Monday Igbuya
By Fidel Njamanze

The Delta State House of Assembly Speaker, Rt. Hon. Monday Igbuya has declared the Warri South 1 State Constituency seat vacant, setting in motion the process of bye-election in the area.

The position became vacant following the death of Hon. Beatrice Omawumi Udoh.

Igbuya informed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of the vacancy on Monday morning.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Joel and Victoria Osteen’s daily devotional March 28, 2017 – Choosing Your Heavenly Heritage

Today’s Scripture: "I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh." - (Ezekiel 36:26, NIV)

Topic: Choosing Your Heavenly Heritage [Tuesday March 28, 2017]

Suicide cases on the rise

Written by the Editorial Board of The Guardian newspaper

It is very unfortunate, even heart-breaking, that more Nigerians are taking the sad and tragic route of suicide or attempts at it out of their problems. The suicide case of Dr. Alwell Orji made headlines and the whole nation has been left heart-broken. In broad daylight, he alighted from a chauffeur-driven car on the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos and took a deadly plunge into the lagoon. His body was retrieved from the depths of the lagoon days after. There were two other reported cases during the period. An undergraduate final-year student decided to end it all at Ladoke Akintola University Ogbomosho, Oyo State by hanging himself. A businesswoman in Lagos took a plunge into the same Lagos lagoon but was promptly rescued by men of the Nigeria Police. She complained that she was hugely in debts after being swindled by a bureau de change operator and wanted to end her life to avoid shame. The psychiatric hospitals across the country have also reported an upsurge in the number of persons presenting themselves for treatment .

He Is Still On Time

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

Topic: He Is Still On Time [28/03/2017]

Then when Mary was come where Jesus was, and saw him, she fell down at his feet, saying unto him, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died. John 11:32. Read: Jn 11:32-44

When Lazarus (whom Jesus loved) fell sick, his sisters sent for Jesus to come immediately to intervene before he kicks the bucket. When Jesus heard that, he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby. He abode two days still. His love for His friend would have prompted Him to go immediately, but He waited still two days. When He finally arrived, Mary and Martha said to Him, you have arrived late, if you had been here before now, we know our brother would not have died, but now, it's four days late and all hope is lost. They never knew that their brother's death was for God’s glory and that Jesus never uses African time, but is always right on time.

David Abioye's Daily Devotional March 28, 2017 – How To Make Things Work

Topic: How To Make Things Work [Tuesday March 28, 2017]

…By the grace of God I am what I am; and His grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all… 1 Corinthians 15:10

Nothing works until you work.

Behind everything working is a worker.

Joyce Meyer's daily devotional March 28 2017 – I Understand

Topic: I Understand [Tuesday March 28, 2017]

For we do not have a High Priest Who is unable to understand and sympathize and have a shared feeling with our weaknesses and infirmities and liability to the assaults of temptation, but One Who has been tempted in every respect as we are, yet without sinning. — Hebrews 4:15

As human beings, we have a deep need to be understood. When we don't receive it, we feel lonely. In listening to people share their hurt and pain, I find that the words "I understand" have a very soothing effect. I have told my husband, "Even if you don't have a clue about what I am talking about, just tell me you understand, and it will make me feel a lot better."