A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold
In settings of silver.
I have always had a fascination with quotes possibly because of the inherent power that is contained in them. I have also discovered that it is a lot cheaper to learn from the experience of others than to learn from your own personal experience. As a result of this, i am always looking out to learn from sages and great men/women from different walks of life, cultures and backgrounds because i believe that all truth is God’s truth.
Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint;
But happy is he who keeps the law.
Proverbs 29:18 New King James Version (NKJV)
At this time of the year it is common for people to begin to take stock concerning their productivity in the year and review it so that they can find out what was achieved, what wasn’t achieved and why so as to determine new strategies to adopt in the future. Before you can review effectively, it is important that you refer to what you previewed before the year began in the first place.
So teach us to number our days,
That we may gain a heart of wisdom – Psalm 90:12 (NKJV)
I was invited recently to speak on living intentionally at an event. During my conversation with the host, he said “for most people that he knows, it is trial and error”. I thought to myself that before you can practice living intentionally, you need to fully grasp what life is in the first place. So in this blog post, i will be sharing my thoughts about life gleaned from my study of the scriptures over the years. Life is ……….
“When I was a child, I talked like a child; I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me”- 1 Corinthians 13:11 NIV
After my father recently released “6 Tips For Raising Godly Children: Raising Godly Children In Today’s World”, which you can read here if you haven’t done so, I felt that it was necessary to get the child’s perspective and this gave rise to this feature post “Becoming A Godly Child: 5 Key Turning Points”
I’ve been blessed with having the privilege of having my parents to be the kind of parents that they are. From a tender age they have put all efforts in giving me and my siblings the best in life and teaching us in the way of the Lord. Although I did everything willingly and with a heart of love for God, it never really clicked for me until I was in my teens. I think this only happened because I had a revelation of who God is to me and I was finally able to see where my parents were coming from.
For I have known him, in order that he may command his children and his household after him, that they keep the way of the Lord, to do righteousness and justice, that the Lord may bring to Abraham what He has spoken to him.” – Genesis 18:19 (NKJV)
Children are the future of any society and the character of the children is the leading indicator of the future of the nation. It takes godly parents to raise godly children but from my observations, it would seem to appear that some parents have abdicated this responsibility to either the church or the school system. The reality however is that influence begins at home. It is in the home that children learn right from wrong, a sense of justice, pick up habits, mannerisms, learn to read and write, learn to talk etc.