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Feeling Rejected? God Can Help

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Sunday, April 30, 2017, In : Christian Devotions 
  
Scripture: Ps 27:10 

Have you suffered any form of rejection lately? Do you feel so dejected, hopeless and sad? I have good news for you – God is waiting and ready to help (Ps 46:1). The Lord is waiting for you to call on him in prayer (Ps 145:18). You might have prayed before, it does not matter, you need to pray again. Your present predicament is inconsequential in the sight of God - if you allow him to come in, you are sorted.
  
Why have you been rejected? Has that fellow who initially s...

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Reasons for a wilderness experience

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Monday, February 15, 2016, In : Christian Devotions 

man in the wilderness
A wilderness experience is not palatable. Many at times you go through unpleasant situations and endure a lot of discomfort, trials and temptations. You pray and it seems as if prayers are not answered. Then you begin to ask series of questions – why am I in this situation? Why is God not doing this or that? Because you couldn’t find the right answers, you become frustrated both physically, spiritually and emotionally. As a believer, if you are in this kind of situation for too long, you ...

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Let there be light

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Saturday, January 2, 2016, In : Christian Devotions 

lady with lamp
Light, as we all know, is very important in human life. Imagine a sudden absence of all form of light (the sun, the moon, electricity, solar, etc) in the whole world. What do you think? A beautiful dark world or a disgusting and awful dark planet to live in? I guess your answer is as good as mine: The world will be a miserable place to live in! Sorrow will not be uncommon! The future will be gloomy! And death will be commonplace.  Believe me or not, such is the situation with everyone who doe...

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Blessings of Remembering God (Part 1)

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Wednesday, September 10, 2014, In : Christian Devotions 

A Lady trying to remember God during quiet timeEach time I read Ecclesiastes 12:1, I say to myself ‘Lord how do you actually want me to remember you?’. Recently, I meditated on this scripture, and I came up with loads of answers on how and why God wants us to remember him. The first thing I discovered is that when the scripture says remember God, it is not because God is lonely and therefore needs a companion, but because of the amazing blessings we would receive for putting him in mind our daily life. Today I share with you t...
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Beware of Envy

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Saturday, June 7, 2014, In : Christian Devotions 


Daniel enviedToday, I’m going to write briefly on envy. I was reading the story of Daniel (Daniel 6:1-28) when I discovered a few things that I felt I should share with you today. Having finished reading the story in Daniel chapter 6 and saw what happened to Daniel’s accusers, I realised that it all started with envy. I was amazed how those individuals could allow the sin of envy to overwhelm them and thereby destroy their precious lives. May you never fall into this destructive sin.

Many of us...
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Why Christians are Hated

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, In : Christian Devotions 


lady showing hate signsFrom one generation to another, many people have hated the Lord Jesus Christ and his followers. Today, many Christians are being killed for their faith. Recently, in northern Nigeria, Boko-Haram members entered into a church and murdered an entire congregation. Why? Why are Christians so hated? Well, the reasons are not far-fetched. Let's briefly look into two scriptural explanation behind Christian hate, so that when you suddenly discovered that you are hated for your faith, you will n...
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The power of courage

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Wednesday, February 12, 2014, In : Christian Devotions 

Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest. (Joshua 1:7)

courage and fearOne outstanding characteristic of great men of God is courage. Daniel was courageous to refuse the king’s meat (Daniel 1:8). Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego put on the garment of bravery and strong determination to face the wrath of Kin...
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Some benefits of divine visions (Part 1)

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Saturday, December 21, 2013, In : Christian Devotions 

“Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets” (Amos 3:7)

man seing vision of fear notDivine visions are dreams and revelations that come from God. God sometimes opens the eyes of his beloved children to see the invisible (Job 4:12-17) and keep them abreast of coming events. The power to see beyond the physical is gift that every Christian should crave for; and not just craved for, but earnestly prayed for (2Kings 6:17, Jeremiah 33:3).

There are benefits associ...
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Why a Christian may go to hell

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Tuesday, November 26, 2013, In : Christian Devotions 
But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth (Matthew 8:12)

Just as it is possible to be saved, so also it is possible to go to hell after one is saved. Some believers are of the opinion that it is not possible to go to hell after one is saved but the truth will be clear after reading this devotion.

Unforgiving (Matthew 18:21-35)

Unforgiving is a deadly poison that the enemy uses against believers. Any Christians that harbour...
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Beware of Greed!

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Saturday, November 16, 2013, In : Christian Devotions 

Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, said, "See, my master has spared this Naaman the Syrian, in not accepting from his hand what he brought. As the LORD lives, I will run after him and get something from him. (2Kings 5:20 ESV)


greedy manGreed and Christianity are two words that just don’t go together. While the people in the world may justify greed as being good, to us in the kingdom of God, it is an aberration. Greed – the inordinate desire to acquire material possessions - is dea...
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How to receive the Peace of God (Part 2)

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Sunday, April 14, 2013, In : Christian Devotions 

Scripture Reading: Philippians 4:6-9

Memory Verse

“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” (Philippians 4:6)
 
girl at peaceThe Peace of God is the only lasting antidote to worry. If any man allows God’s peace to permeate his soul, his worry, fear and anxiety will disappear. In continuation of our study on the ‘Peace of God’, this week we look into three more things we can do to receive perfect peace fr...

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The Whole Duty of Man (Part 2)

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Wednesday, March 6, 2013, In : Christian Devotions 

Scripture Reading: Ecclesiastes 12:13-14

Memory Verse

“If they obey and serve him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures”.  (Job 36:11 KJV)

man and his dogIn continuation of our devotions on ‘The Whole Duty of Man’, this week we look at obedient to God’s commandment. God’s commandments are yokes: Easy yokes that are meant to shape our lives, destroy our pride, curb our excesses and make us better people. By virtue of our position as children of God, obedient t...

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The Whole Duty of Man

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Thursday, February 21, 2013, In : Christian Devotions 

Scripture reading: Ecclesiastes 12:13-14

Memory Verse

Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.(Ecclesiastes 12:13)

A farmer on dutyAs a Christian, we have a bunch of obligation laid upon us – obligation that must not be neglected under any circumstance. The scripture in Ecclesiastes 12:13 group our moral and spiritual obligations into two categories: The fear of God, and obedience to God’s commandment. These two forms the ...

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How to receive the promises of God

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, In : Christian Devotions 

Scripture Reading:Hebrews 6:12-15

Memory Verse

“That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises” (Hebrews 6:12)

hand receiving from GodThis week devotion is centred on how to receive the promises of God. You might be aware that God has a lot of promises for his children, but do you know that most of those promises elude the children of God because they don’t understand how to receive them? Beloved, it is of no use to know that those promises exist if we don...

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Beware of Deceitful Heart

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Wednesday, February 6, 2013, In : Christian Devotions 

Scripture Reading: Jeremiah 17:9-11

Memory Verse

“He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered” (Proverbs 28:26)
 
heart and a stoneWhen it comes to taking important decisions, people often say “follow your heart”. Beloved friend, this is dangerous! The heart can be very deceitful. It has deceived many in the past into committing crime and it’s still doing so today. Jeremiah 17:9 says “The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked: w...

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Fear not! This sickness is not unto death

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Monday, January 28, 2013, In : Christian Devotions 

Scripture Reading:John 11:1-3, 25-26

Memory Verse

“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.” (John 11:4)

sick woman
This week devotion is a prophetic word to everyone who is sick. The Lord is saying to you that “This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby”.
 
Beloved, I may not know what you are going through; I may not understand the ...

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The Lord vindicated me

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Wednesday, January 16, 2013, In : Christian Devotions 

Scripture reading:2Peter 2:4-9

Christian Devotions Memory Verse

“The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:” (2Peter 2:9)

Joseph Iwaye: praising God for vindicating meFive years ago, I had a dream. In my dream a woman brought me to an unknown court for an offence I know nothing about. I was before the judge terrified yet I was not allowed to speak so that I can defend myself. The woman spoke and made-up some lies against me. The crowd supporte...

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Wrongly accused? The Lord will vindicate you

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Saturday, January 12, 2013, In : Christian Devotions 

Scripture reading: John 15:18-20

Memory Verse
“For the LORD will vindicate his people and have compassion on his servants.” (Psalm135:14 ESV)

wife wrongly accusing husbandIt is a terrible thing to be wrongly accused; particularly when you have no supporting argument to clear or defend yourself. I have been victim of wrong accusations many times but the Lord has been my vindicator. Wrong accusations can come in many shapes and sizes; physical and spiritual. In the physical, friends can accuse you; family member can ...

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Fervent Prayers

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Monday, December 17, 2012, In : Christian Devotions 

Read: James 5:16-18

Memory Verse
“Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” (James 5:16)

A Christian prayingOne thing I have come to understand in my walk with God is that He wants us to always talk to him about everything we are going through in prayer. Many Christians believe that there is no need for much prayer as long as you give your life to Christ. They believe that since God know all thing...

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The Blessings of Waiting on the Lord

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Monday, December 3, 2012, In : Christian Devotions 

Scripture Reading: Psalm 40:1-4

Penguin patiently waitingDevotion Memory Verse

Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies. (Psalm 40:4)

Waiting on God is good. There are blessings attached to our continuous trust in God even when it seems as if our prayers are not being answered. Waiting on God is not a not a single, momentary act of expectation or hope; it is a continuous act of exercising our faith and trust in the Lord. There is no length of d...


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Put on the Lord Jesus Christ

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Monday, November 5, 2012, In : Christian Devotions 

Read: Romans 13:12-14

Christian Devotions Memory Verse

But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof. (Romans 13:14)

LoveWearing Jesus Christ as garment is the only antidote to overcoming the lust of the flesh. If there is any appropriate time to put on the Lord Jesus Christ, it is now. As we can see, the world is getting more corrupt, more violent, more disobedient and true love is almost non-existent. How can a child of God live perfect...

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The Incomparable God (Part 2)

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Wednesday, October 24, 2012, In : Christian Devotions 

Scripture Reading
: John 3:16-17


Christian Devotions Memory Verse
For who in the heaven can be compared unto the LORD? who among the sons of the mighty can be likened unto the LORD? (Psalm 89:6 KJV)

Love between man and womanIn our devotion last week, we examined God as incomparable in power and holiness. We continue today by looking into another attributes of God - love and mercy.

Sometime ago, a friend asked me this question “if God loves us, why does He allow children to die?” I looked at him and concluded wi...

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The Incomparable God (Part 1)

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Thursday, October 11, 2012, In : Christian Devotions 

Scripture reading: Psalm 89:6-11

Christian Devotions Memory Verse

There is none holy as the LORD: for there is none beside thee: neither is there any rock like our God. (1Samuel 2:2)
 
flower depicting the work of incomparable GodThe Lord our God is incomparable in all ramifications. There may be many lords and gods, but our Lord, the Lord Jesus, is the Lord of Lords and the king of kings. He stands out from the crowd. He’s incomparable in power; He’s incomparable in holiness. He’s incomparable in wisdom, knowledge and understand...

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What You Know is What You Get

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Wednesday, October 3, 2012, In : Christian Devotions 

Read: Proverb 4:5-8

Christian Devotions Memory Verse

But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever. Amen. (2Peter 3:18 KJV)

gifts of knowledgeIn the kingdom of God, knowledge plays a significant role in the life of all the children of God. What you know about God has a direct relationship with what you get from him. What differentiates outstanding Christians from ordinary believers has a lot do with what they know about God and how they u...

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What God Cannot Do

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Tuesday, September 25, 2012, In : Christian Devotions 

Scripture reading: Hebrew 6:9-11

Christian Devotions Memory Verse

“God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?” (Numbers 23:19)

Flower symbolising the beauty of GodBeloved, you might be fully aware that our God can do all things. In Luke 1:37 the scripture says “for with God nothing shall be impossible”. Job 5:9 also reveals that what our God can do is great, marvellous, and innumerable. H...

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Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Thursday, August 16, 2012, In : Christian Devotions 

Scripture Reading

Read: John 14:1-3

Christian Devotions Memory Verse

“Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.”
(John 14:1)

The Lord Jesus Christ knew the troubles in the hearts of his disciples when he offered this flawless advice “let not your heart be troubled”. He’s fully aware of many reasons why our hearts are troubled: He understands that our inability to see what the future holds for us can cause our heart to become troubled. Jesus knows tha...

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God Is Good

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Wednesday, August 1, 2012, In : Christian Devotions 

Scripture reading: Psalm 107:1-8

Christian Devotions Memory Verse

O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. (Psalm 107:1)

God is good inscription on a flowerGod is good. He is really good but very often we do not realise it. Though we sometimes say it but we mostly do not grasp the depth of his goodness and love. I’m saying this because of what happened to me recently. I have been praying over an issue for quite some time now but the answer is yet to come. Then last Friday I was on t...

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Benefits of Dwelling in the Secret Place of Most High God (Part 2)

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Thursday, July 26, 2012, In : Christian Devotions 

Read: Psalm 91:1-10

Christian Devotions Memory Verse

“There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling” (Psalm 91:10 KJV)

Last week we discussed two benefits of dwelling in the secret place of the Most High God – deliverance from the snare of the fowler (unknown enemies) and from noisome pestilences (sickness). Today we shall go further to see some other benefits.

Dwelling in the secret place of God is a wonderful experience; experience that bring...


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Benefits of Dwelling in the Secret Place of Most High God (Part 1)

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Sunday, July 15, 2012, In : Christian Devotions 

Read: Psalm 91:1-5

Christian Devotions Memory Verse

“Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence” (Psalm 91:3 KJV)

secret place of God depicted by landscapeSome rich men do have underground apartment as a secret place in their home. The seat of government of many countries also have secret places – some in form of underground bunkers. These are secret places of escape whenever troubles or unforeseen danger comes up. Such places are usually very secure as a hiding plac...


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The Concept of Universal God

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Wednesday, July 4, 2012, In : Christian Devotions 

Scripture reading: Isaiah 44:5-18


Christian Devotions Memory Verse

“Thus shall ye say unto them, The gods that have not made the heavens and the earth, even they shall perish from the earth, and from under these heavens.” (Jeremiah 10:11 KJV)

While I was in the university some years ago I took a course in philosophy and I was taught about the ‘Concept of Universal God’.  The proponent of the concepts says that there is an unknown universal God who created all things but t...


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Ingratitude – Are you guilty of it?

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Thursday, June 21, 2012, In : Christian Devotions 

Read: Romans 1:21-25

Christian Devotions Memory Verse

“O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.” (Psalm 107:1 KJV)

One of the things that can hinder prayers and limit the blessings of Christians is ingratitude. Ingratitude is disobedience to God’s commandment because we are commanded to give thanks unto Him.

“Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name” (Psalm 100:4)

Many peo...


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The Blessings of Godly Counsel

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, In : Christian Devotions 

Read: Psalm 1:1-6

Christian Devotions Memory Verse


Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful (Psalm 1:1 KJV)


The advice that a man receives has a way of affecting his life. Some advice brings life, while others bring death. Some advice brings prosperity, while others may bring poverty. Some advice brings punishment while others may bring praise. Some advice brings disgra...


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Ways to Receive Blessings of God

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, In : Christian Devotions 

Read: Psalm 119:1-6

 

Christian Devotions Memory Verse

 

“Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD” (Psalm 119:1 KJV)

 

One class of those people that God will bless is the undefiled. The undefiled represent the group of people who are without blemish or spot. Their ways of life are blameless and their walk with God is faultless. The heart of the undefiled does not conceive evil let alone do it. The Lord, our God is interested in these people and He’s dete...

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Walking With God (Part 5): A call to walk by Faith

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Monday, May 7, 2012, In : Christian Devotions 

Read: Hebrew 11:1-10

Christian Devotions Memory Verse
 
“And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.” (Heb. 11:6 ESV)
 
It is easy to say I believe in God but when the turbulent winds of life comes, the reality of that statement is laid bare. Many of us who claim to know God these days are actually far from Him because we do not have faith that can please man let alone God. We be...

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Walking With God (Part 4): A call to walk in the Spirit

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Friday, April 27, 2012, In : Christian Devotions 

Read: Romans 8:1-8

 

Christian Devotions Memory Verse
 
“There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit” (Romans 8:1 KJV)
 
The plan of God for us is to live a life that is free from sin. Men (including women) by nature cannot live a sinless life as long as the flesh is in full control their activity. When a man is in the flesh, he will desire those things that will please the flesh and some of these things are...

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Walking With God (Part 3): A call to Holy Living

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Tuesday, April 24, 2012, In : Christian Devotions 

Read: 1Thessalonians 4:1-8

 
Christian Devotions Memory Verse
 
“For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness” (1Thess. 4:7)
 
Holy living involves living a spiritually pure life: a life devoid of sins and impurities. Holy living in Christianity is not by choice, it is a command of God that must be obeyed. Some years ago, I read a devotional in which the writer said “holiness has nothing to do with what you do, but the presence of God in you is what makes you holy”....

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Walking With God (Part 2): A call to Humility

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Saturday, April 21, 2012, In : Christian Devotions 

 Read: Ephesians 4:1-6

 
Christian Devotions Memory Verse
 
“I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called” (Ephesians 4:1 KJV)
 
Walking worthy of God requires not only love but also total humility. Yesterday we saw how without love we cannot walk perfectly with the Lord. But, that is not all for our walk with God also requires that we humble ourselves as well. Take for example, if a child claims he loves his parent but con...

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Walking With God (Part 1): A Call to Love

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Friday, April 20, 2012, In : Christian Devotions 

Read: 1 Thessalonians 2:8-13

 
Christian Devotions Memory Verse
 
“That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory” (1Thess. 2:12 KJV)
 
Beloved how are you walking with the Lord? God, our heavenly father, expects us to be perfect in our walk with Him (Genesis 17:1, 6:9). Many of us proclaim to know him but our works and the way we live our lives show a different picture. We live life like unbelievers; our humility and love end in the church. Holiness is...

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You Are the Light of the World

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Thursday, April 19, 2012, In : Christian Devotions 

 


Read: Genesis 1:1-5
 
Christian Devotions Memory Verse
“And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness” (Genesis 1:4)
 
 
And God saw the light, that it was good. Now, let us imagine the earth without any form of light; no sun, no moon, no electricity. How do you think it will look like? I guess it will be total darkness, confusion and chaos beyond imaginable; such is the life of anyone who doesn’t have Christ. No wonder some celebrity with all ...

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A Joyful Heart - God Therapy for Depression

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, In : Christian Devotions 

A JOYFUL HEART – GOD THERAPY FOR DEPRESSION

Depression is a medical condition in which a person feels very sad and anxious and often has physical symptoms such as being unable to sleep, general weakness of the body, etc. Depression is a silent killer disease that has been in existence long ago. To me, depression is the hand work of the arch enemy of man (A.K.A Satan).  whether it is a post natal depression that arises after child birth or depression that arises as a result of lost of one...

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