Saturday, March 26, 2011

The Ticket

I believe this piece will be a blessing to you just it has been to me. It helps us know more about our priorities as pilgrims and aliens in this world. We must ask ourselves always: ’Do I Possess a Ticket’; well, which ticket are we talking about? Well you’ll know as you read this piece, good luck and God bless you.

A certain man and his two sons in Tennessee had been looking forward to going to aBaseball game for a long time. The Dodgers were coming to Atlanta, Georgia to playthe Braves, and this man and his sons were going to be there. They drove most of Saturday to be in Atlanta to see their favorite two teams play. They rushed to check into a motel. In a hurry they made it to the game just before the first ball was pitched. The problem was, when the umpire called, "play ball" they were still standing in line outside. But that really did not bother them. They knew that there were going to be nine full innings. What they did not know was that all the seats were filling up even as they stood outside. In fact, just before they came to the ticket window, the sales person put up a sign: "Sorry, no more tickets. Sell out."

They could not believe their eyes. The Braves never sold out. This man and his sons had traveled most of the day to get there. This was supposed to be the "highlight" of their vacation. The man rushed to the window. He pleaded for three tickets. But all the lady at the window could say was, "I am sorry. We are sold out." When he tried to explain to the lady how important the game was to him and to his two sons and how far they had driven to be there, the lady said, "Remember, if you want to be assured of a ticket to an important game, you need to make sure you have a ticket ahead of time."

The man knew she was right. There are some events in life that are so important to us that we should make sure we have whatever it takes to get in.

Jesus told three parables about having the proper tickets: One was about some maidens who were not allowed to attend a wedding party, because they had neglected to prepare their lamps with oil (Matthew 25:1-12). Lighted lamps were their tickets.

Another guest was put out of a wedding party, because he had either refused or

neglected to wear the wedding garment that was furnished him when he came to the

party (Matthew 22:11-14). That special garment was his ticket. Then Jesus told of a group of people who refused to come to their king's party, because they had other priorities (Luke 14:15-24). Those who did not value the "ticket" or the invitation they had received never enjoyed the blessing of feasting with the Lord.

So therefore friends, the ticket being talked about in the article as you might have learnt is the Salvation of our souls. Are you in Christ? Keep your ticket to His kingdom and guard it seriously and if you are not saved: you remember the lady in the story told the man that he should have secured a ticket before the game for him to have watched it, secure your ticket in Christ toLinkday so that you may live with Him eternally in Heaven-may God help us make Heaven.

Give Him your heart today-say this if you wish to give your heart to Him today; Lord Jesus I come to you as a sinner and surrender my life to you, please forgive me my sins and cleanse me of all my sins and give me a new heart..Thank you Lord amen.

God bless you all.

Lord Jesus, may I keep your ticket with me always. Amen.

Article culled and paraphrased from:

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Alone With God

Hello everyone, I recently read this article which is actually a letter from the LORD to mankind and it blessed me so much, I believe as you read this piece you will know more about God’s love to us. I believe that God desires more from us as His children, to live in Righteousness and Holiness, I believe that as you read through, you would be blessed mightily. One last thing could you please hold a bible close to you, so that you can read the passages listed below.Here goes-

My Child, you don’t have to be clever to please Me. All you have to do is love Me. Just speak to Me as you would to anyone with whom you are very familiar.

Are there people you want to pray for? Mention their names to Me, and ask of Me as much as you like. I am generous and I know all their needs. All I want, is to show My love to them and trust Me to do what I know is best

Tell Me about the needy, the sick and the sinners and if you have lost the friendship or affection of anyone, tell Me about that too. Is there anything you want for your soul? If you like you can write out a long list of all your needs and read it to Me. Tell Me about your pride, faults, self-centeredness, Meanness and laziness. Don’t be ashamed there are many saints in heaven that had the same fault as you, they prayed to Me and little by little, their faults were corrected.

Don’t hesitate to ask Me for blessing for your spirit, soul and body: ask for health, wisdom, success and understanding. I can give everything needed to make your soul holier.

What is it that you want today? Tell Me, for I long to do good to you- Jer. 29:11. What are your plans? Tell Me about them. Is there anyone who maltreated you and failed to do the things expected of them? Tell it all to Me; for I care and want to do all that will benefit you. Don’t you want to do a little good to the souls of your friend who perhaps have forgotten Me or know nothing about Me. Tell Me about your failure and I will show you the cause of them. What are your worries and things you’re anxious about?

Who has caused you pains? Tell me about it add that you will forgive and forget and I will bless you.

Are you afraid of anything? Are you tormented by unbearable fears? Trust yourself to me. I am there, I see everything I will not leave you no matter what.

Have you no joy, tell me about it? Why don’t you share your happiness and success with Me? Tell Me what happened yesterday to cheer and comfort you. Whatever it was; big or small, I want to hear it.

Are you determined to remind your neighbor about My second coming? To take home all that love me for a reward. Well, go along now with your work; be more quiet, more humble and more submissive; and come back soon with a more devoted heart and I shall have more blessing for you.

Remember, all that I have told you My child, do not also forget that I hate sin, but I do not hate the sinner that is why sent My Son to die for you, that through Him you might have eternal life.

Don’t forget that the last days are here and My second coming is at hand so prepare yourself for it, because I want you to be in My kingdom. Remember My word says “Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom” Luke 12:32. I desire to bless you, so speak to Me more.

Bible Passages:1 John 4:10, 1:8-9, Isa. 41:10-13, 1 Thess. 14:11, Rom 8:32, Matt 6:12, Luke 12:22-48

Now that you have this understanding, surrender yourself to God's hand. Be Born Again that you may be accepted to Him.

Pray this prayer:Lord Jesus I come to you today, come into my heart and into my life. I accept you as my Lord and Saviour, Amen.

I hope this post has blessed you tremendously, thank you for reading it, Hope you enjoyed it too, May God Himself keep you in His love and will and may His presence follow you always.Remain Blessed.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Christ's Passion in the Garden

The passion Jesus showed in the garden is something christians should never forget because it reminds us of How much He loves us. This write up just tells us a little about how it was put in Heb 5:7-9, and with a couple of John Wesley's side of it. Here's how a view to it.

It wasn't easy for him not because of the shame, the pain or the hatred shown to Him but the fact that He was to carry the sin of the whole world, and being separated from a holy God who was a God of Justice and could not behold sin, not even while His son was carrying the sin of the world.So just know definitely that if Jesus could it carry the sin of the world-your sin inclusive on His spotless soul, then there is nothing He would not be willing to do for you. Thank you Jesus.If you, then evil know how to give good gifts to your children how much more your heavenly father would give to you..........Matt 7:11, Luke 11:13.

I will learn to trust Him with all my heart and live a Holy life, no matter what i might have done,He has paid the price for me, I can feel His passion, love and suffering for me, and I want to carry that burden too, so i can feel how much he aches for me to know him,to feel his love for me, drink it, He's calling to me(Rev 3:20), like a groom that is calling to His bride despite the fact she has done wrong and has been found guilty for acts of infidelity but is still looking for a way to reconcile her back to Himself like as if nothing ever happened.

Remember that Christ Loves us so much and wants to make you His immaculate bride. God bless you.

Monday, August 9, 2010

A Touching Story on Marriage by Lowla Dee

This Article Was written by Lowla Dee, I just deemed it fit to place it on my blog post cos I want to share with the world; it really touched me from the first time I read it. I hope you enjoy reading this:

When I got home that night as my wife served dinner, I held her hand and said,
I've got something to tell you. She sat down and ate quietly. Again I observed
the hurt in her eyes.

Suddenly I didn't know how to open my mouth. But I had to let her know what I
was thinking. I want a divorce. I raised the topic calmly.

She didn't seem to be annoyed by my words, instead she asked me softly, why?

I avoided her question. This made her angry. She threw away the chopsticks and
shouted at me, you are not a man! That night, we didn't talk to each other. She
was weeping. I knew she wanted to find out what had happened to our marriage.
But I could hardly give her a satisfactory answer; she had lost my heart to
Jane. I didn't love her anymore. I just pitied her!

With a deep sense of guilt, I drafted a divorce agreement which stated that she
could own our house, our car, and 30% stake of my company.

She glanced at it and then tore it into pieces. The woman who had spent ten
years of her life with me had become a stranger. I felt sorry for her wasted
time, resources and energy but I could not take back what I had said for I loved
Jane so dearly. Finally she cried loudly in front of me, which was what I had
expected to see. To me her cry was actually a kind of release. The idea of
divorce which had obsessed me for several weeks seemed to be firmer and clearer

The next day, I came back home very late and found her writing something at the
table. I didn't have supper but went straight to sleep and fell asleep very fast
because I was tired after an eventful day with Jane.

When I woke up, she was still there at the table writing. I just did not care so
I turned over and was asleep again.

In the morning she presented her divorce conditions: she didn't want anything
from me, but needed a month's notice before the divorce. She requested that in
that one month we both struggle to live as normal a life as possible. Her
reasons were simple: our son had his exams in a month's time and she didn't want
to disrupt him with our broken marriage.

This was agreeable to me. But she had something more, she asked me to recall how
I had carried her into out bridal room on our wedding day.

She requested that every day for the month's duration I carry her out of our
bedroom to the front door ever morning. I thought she was going crazy. Just to
make our last days together bearable I accepted her odd request.

I told Jane about my wife's divorce conditions. . She laughed loudly and thought
it was absurd. No matter what tricks she applies, she has to face the divorce,
she said scornfully.

My wife and I hadn't had any body contact since my divorce intention was
explicitly expressed. So when I carried her out on the first day, we both
appeared clumsy. Our son clapped behind us, daddy is holding mommy in his arms.
His words brought me a sense of pain. From the bedroom to the sitting room, then
to the door, I walked over ten meters with her in my arms. She closed her eyes
and said softly; don't tell our son about the divorce. I nodded, feeling
somewhat upset. I put her down outside

the door. She went to wait for the bus to work. I drove alone to the office.

On the second day, both of us acted much more easily. She leaned on my chest. I
could smell the fragrance of her blouse. I realized that I hadn't looked at this
woman carefully for a long time. I realized she was not young any more. There
were fine wrinkles on her face, her hair was graying! Our marriage had taken its
toll on her. For a minute I wondered what I had done to her.

On the fourth day, when I lifted her up, I felt a sense of intimacy returning.
This was the woman who had given ten years of her life to me.

On the fifth and sixth day, I realized that our sense of intimacy was growing
again. I didn't tell Jane about this. It became easier to carry her as the month
slipped by. Perhaps the everyday workout made me stronger.

She was choosing what to wear one morning. She tried on quite a few dresses but
could not find a suitable one. Then she sighed, all my dresses have grown
bigger. I suddenly realized that she had grown so thin, that was the reason why
I could carry her more easily.

Suddenly it hit me... she had buried so much pain and bitterness in her heart.
Subconsciously I reached out and touched her head.

Our son came in at the moment and said, Dad, it's time to carry mom out. To him,
seeing his father carrying his mother out had become an essential part of his
life. My wife gestured to our son to come closer and hugged him tightly. I
turned my face away because I was afraid I might change my mind at this last
minute. I then held her in my arms, walking from the bedroom, through the
sitting room, to the hallway. Her hand surrounded my neck softly and naturally.
I held her body tightly; it was just like our wedding day.

But her much lighter weight made me sad. On the last day, when I held her in my
arms I could hardly move a step. Our son had gone to school. I held her tightly
and said, I hadn't noticed that our life lacked intimacy.

I drove to office.... jumped out of the car swiftly without locking the door. I
was afraid any delay would make me change my mind...I walked upstairs. Jane
opened the door and I said to her, Sorry, Jane, I do not want the divorce

She looked at me, astonished, and then touched my forehead. Do you have a fever?
She said. I moved her hand off my head. Sorry, Jane, I said, I won't divorce. My
marriage life was boring probably because she and I didn't value the details of
our lives, not because we didn't love each other anymore. Now I realize that
since I carried her into my home on our wedding day I am supposed to hold her
until death do us apart.

Jane seemed to suddenly wake up. She gave me a loud slap and then slammed the
door and burst into tears. I walked downstairs and drove away.

At the floral shop on the way, I ordered a bouquet of flowers for my wife. The
salesgirl asked me what to write on the card. I smiled and wrote, I'll carry you
out every morning until death do us apart.

That evening I arrived home, flowers in my hands, a smile on my face, I run up
stairs, only to find my wife in the bed - dead.

My wife had been fighting CANCER for months and I was so busy with Jane to even
notice. She knew that she would die soon and she wanted to save me from the
whatever negative reaction from our son, in case we push thru with the
divorce.-- At least, in the eyes of our son--- I'm a loving husband....

The small details of your lives are what really matter in a relationship. It is
not the mansion, the car, property, the money in the bank. These create an
environment conducive for happiness but cannot give happiness in themselves. So
find time to be your spouse's friend and do those little things for each other
that build intimacy. Do have a real happy marriage!

If you don't share this, nothing will happen to you.

If you do, you just might save a marriage.
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to
success when they gave up and for those of us not married, we can learn the art of sticking together with your relationship partner despite the odds. You are both stronger than the odds only when you agree.


So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined
together, let not man separate.