DON’T LAUGH ALONEI attended a crusade and someone touched my shoulder and said “YOU WILL WALK”. I didn’t bother because I knew I was not lame. After the crusade, I touched my pocket and I couldn’t find my wallet which contained my transport fare“`!!!… Behold, I WALKED!!😄😄😄😄😄😄
Life is not about finding the right person, but creating the right relationship. It’s not how we care in the beginning, but how much we care till the very end.
Some people always throw stones in your path. It depends on what you make with them; a Wall or a Bridge? – Remember you are the architect of your life.
Search for a good heart, but don’t search for a beautiful face, coz beautiful things are not always good, but good things are always beautiful.
It’s not important to hold all the good cards in life, but it’s important how well you play with the cards you hold.
Often when we lose all hope & think this is the end, remember God and pray, it’s just a bend, not the end.’ –
Have faith and have a successful life. One of the basic differences between God and humans is, God gives, gives and forgives. But the human gets, gets, gets and forgets. Be thankful in life…
If u think it is your alarm clock that woke you up this morning, try putting it beside a dead body and you will realise that it is the Grace of God that woke you up.
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Be grateful to God always. Love you all💚
✝ A Must Read till the End. 🙏👍
THE PASTOR WHO TAUGHT THE MARRIED ABOUT PRAYER
Joe and his wife don’t sit next to each other during Church services.
Even when going to Church services, they go in different vehicles; and when they travel in the same car, it is usually a very quiet and uncomfortable ride.
Joe sat at his usual spot in the Church service; the fourth line on the far left row. His wife sat on the center row.
The Pastor took to the podium.
“Husbands, stop wasting your time praying” the Pastor began.
The congregants got alarmed. No one expects to hear a pastor saying prayer is a waste of time.
“I am not here to discourage you to pray. I am here to encourage you to pray right.
Husbands, stop wasting your time praying if you are not treating your wife well.
The Word says that when you treat your wife badly, it hinders your prayers. Men, you claim to be prayerful.
You come to church driving your expensive cars, giving your offertory and tithes, active in Church, some of you are Church leaders; but how are you treating your wife?
You may look good to us Church members, but it is your wife and children that know who you truly are” said the Pastor.
Joe turned to face his wife. She looked at him. Joe could see her eyes.
Her left eye swollen from the blow he gave her last week when she confronted him about his alcoholism, pornography use and mischievous behavior.
People couldn’t tell she had a black eye because of the make up she had on, so well done.
The Pastor continued, “People have perfected the art of cover up. Here in Church, so many are hurting but you wouldn’t know.
People come here wearing their nice clothes, shiny smiles, they are active in ministry but hurting a lot in their marriage.
We have become numb and plastic, brushing things under the carpet. But today we shall heal; we shall address those wounds we hide”
The Pastor cleared his throat and continued, “Many of those who are hurting their spouse are using the church to hide.
They think that because they give offertory and tithe, because they make public prayers, because they stand in front to give testimonies or because they hold a Church leadership position that they are right with God. God is interested in what you do in your marriage and in your family.
Your first ministry is your home. Stop trying to blackmail God with your service in Church yet you are mean and hurtful towards your spouse”
Many of the members of the congregation got restless and unsettled.
The Pastor continued, “Many of those who are being hurt by their spouse hide their pain and want to project an image that all is well to validate that they are blessed and in control.
Some of you are active in Church to run away from the pain in your marriage”
The congregation was silent. Some straightening their ties, others fidgeting with their Bibles, adjusting their sitting position.
This pastor was preaching truth and it was uncomfortable.
The Pastor continued, “The husbands are not the only ones guilty. Wives, don’t you know the Word says when your husband found you he found good and you bring favour?
Then why are you the source of your husband’s headache and stress? Have you been so toxic that you have turned your prayerful husband into a prayerless one?
Do you make him regret marrying you because you bring more complications than he had before marrying you?
How you treat your husband can be a stumbling block in his walk with God or an environment that encourages growth.
Many of you married your husband primarily because of his relationship with God, why are you now destroying his relationship with God instead of celebrating and nurturing it?
Why are you being a burden to your husband emotionally, spiritually, socially, sexually and financially instead of being one who brings favour?”
Joe’s wife looked at Joe. Joe looked at her, she looked away.
The Pastor paused to drink his glass of water.
The Pastor continued, “When I am thirsty, I drink a glass of water.
When your spouse gets thirsty, will you allow God to use you to bless your spouse?
You’ve been told many sermons that focus on you as an individual, that God will make you prosper as an individual.
I am here to tell you your blessings are tied to people, you are blessed to be a blessing to others. Our God is not an individualistic God.
Your blessing is tied to your marriage, your family. It’s not about you, you, you; it is about Jesus and Jesus is about love.
What good is it to prosper and be successful when you have no love? It is all vanity.
God cares about your family, how you treat your spouse and children”
“Yes, we pray. But what kind of prayers does your spouse pray because of you?
When your spouse prays, is it largely to cry to God because of the hurt you bring?
Is it to plead with God to change you from the monster you’ve become?
Is it to plead for grace to deal with how difficult you are? Or is to give thanks for you?”
“Are you really prayerful? Do you really value prayer?
Then why is it that many of you find it easy to come to us priests for us to pray with you as an individual, you find it is easy to pray in public in a Church service or Bible study, but find it so hard to pray with your spouse?
Isn’t that telling of what is going on in your marriage? Don’t you know that the more you pray with your spouse the stronger your marriage will be?
But how can you find it easy to pray with a spouse you hurt or who hurts you?”
The Pastor paused and looked at the congregation. Eyes staring at him.
“I challenge you. I challenge you to pray with your spouse and to treat your spouse well.
Husbands, you are the head of the home. I challenge you to stand up and go to where your wife is and pray with her as a start of a more prayerful chapter in your marriage.
Don’t do it because I asked you to but because you want to. Your choice”
One by one, the husbands present stood up.
Joe stood up too.
Joe walked to where his wife was.
The face of Joe’s wife overwhelmed with love, she looked on as her husband walked to her.
She almost stood up but he gave hand gestures at her to stay seated.
Joe reached where she sat. Their eyes met.
Joe knelt down. He stared at her then kissed her swollen left eye.
“I am sorry” he said.
“Can I pray with you?” He asked.
She got up from her seat and knelt down too.
There, on the floor as the Church service was still ongoing, husbands prayed with their wives.
Joe prayed kneeling with his wife.
They prayed for forgiveness, for thanksgiving, for love, for renewal, for peace, for direction; for their marriage.
Marriages were healed at that service .💏✝🛐☮
If You have been blessed by this message please share. You might just be saving a marriage.✝🙏
I was chairman at a wedding reception recently. let me share part of my remarks about love at the occasion….. I have discovered that love alone doesn’t guarantee the success of a relationship. Love alone cannot help you stick to one person all year round, and on the other hand, cheating isn’t always a product of not loving your partner. In fact, loving someone doesn’t guarantee not falling in love with someone else.
Relationships work out mostly because of our head not our heart. It works out because of our emotional maturity, empathetic intelligence and self discipline because, time will come when you’ll see more beautiful, handsome, romantic, intelligent, sexy, rich, curvy and God fearing people than the one you’re in a relationship with.
In those times, love will not help you; self control will help you, emotional intelligence will come to your rescue and commitment will keep you going. With those characteristics, no matter how you feel for someone else, the person you’re committed to will rank first in your life.
You think happily married people don’t see better people than the ones they married? You think they don’t feel funny sometimes? You think they don’t catch feelings? They do!
But understanding that commitment is greater than feelings is the great arsenal that destroys that impulse.
You can fall in love with anyone, but building a relationship takes absolutely more than what attracted you to them and takes more than love.
We are too fond of loving when it’s convenient and sweet. We are too fond of loving when love is there but that can only last for just the first 3-6 months of the relationship. After then, you’ll realise that the feelings have dropped, it’s now your responsibility to make it work, not love’s responsibility.
Relationships cannot be ready made. You have to build it and it’s never always about love, it requires commitment and intelligence. On the long run in marriages, it’s not just love that keeps them together forever, it’s determination and commitment.
Everyone falls in love; it takes little or no effort to do that. But staying in love? Building a relationship? Only the strong and committed ones do that.
That’s why we must find that one person and commit to that one, discipline yourself and bridle your emotions.
Building a relationship is hard work, it’s like building a career, It’s like pursuing a dream. It’s always tough, at some point it will be so bitter but you can make it work by putting your heads together, you can scale through the trying time by being focused and committed.
The kind of love that attracts two people together is not the kind of love that will keep them together. Be emotionally strong and be self disciplined!.
Sticking to one person is not natural, you must develop yourself to do that. It works great and perfect with people of like minds, people of the same beliefs and people that share the same school of thought..
May God and wisdom guide us all on the right path… Amen…
– Col Adewunmi Adegbesan (Rtd).
I was In a cinema yesterday , a girl and a guy was sitting next to me,I was shocked when the girl started puling her shirt up , shifted her bra and brought out her breast and the guy started sucking her nipple like there was no one watching!
The girl should be about 26yrs old and the guy should be around 3months old…😁
A man was in a public transport bus and wanted to see the reaction of others.So he took his phone, dialed a number, placed the phone to his ear and said in a low tone: “Baby, I can’t come to you today because I’m in the same public transport with your husband. I’ll call you later okay? I love you!” 😳
All the men in that bus demanded, “Excuse me mister man, I want to see the number you just called?
As I am writing to you, it’s hot and heated in the bus even the driver wants to know the last number the man just dialed.
A man went for HIV test in a hospital on Friday and was told to come back on Monday for the result. . . . When he got to the church on Sunday, the pastor declared to the people that ”everything you are looking forward to this week shall be positive”, The man jumped up and shouted ..Oti oooo! ”I reject it in Jesus name” my own go be Negative. 😂😂
The Sexual Fast!
Daughter: (Coughs out) Hmmm…It is well o
Mum: (looks up at her, then continues picking her beans) Any gist for momma?
Daughter:( Looks at her) Mum, I think I am not normal anymore…like, I am sick
Mum: (Chuckles) Ojo to’ju ba ri’bi ni bii’wole. Sickiii ke! Why?
Daughter: Because I am over-sensitive. Whenever I see a guy, I have this weird feeling compared to when I meet a girl. Mum, I get worried often times if I would scale through adolescence without defiling myself
Mum: (Laughs) you are afraid?
Daughter: It seems you don’t understand mum. When I see a guy’s bicep, oh my God! If he mistakenly exposes his abs, then I would almost faint, feeling as if I should run into his strong, muscular arms and be cuddled.
Mum: And so? That’s why you are not normal?
Daughter: (Eyes widens) Mum!
Mum: That shows that you are very normal my baby girl
Daughter: I don’t understand ma
Mum: You fasted recently shae?
Daughter: Yes mum. A three-day dry fast
Mum: There was on an occasion that I prepared plantain and fried egg for dinner for the family. How did you feel that day?
Daughter: Mum, it was sensational! As if I had never tasted dodo before. I wanted a bite so bad.
Mum: So, why didn’t you get into the kitchen to get yourself some?
Daughter: Mum, I was fasting
Mum: Nice one! Son, can you hear us from there? Put off the TV please
Son: Ok mum.
Mum: As an adolescent boy or girl, don’t think it weird when you are attracted to an opposite sex. His or her stature or the likes might appeal to you. It shows that you are very normal. You wouldn’t say, you are abnormal because you can perceive the aroma of dodo while you were fasting. Would you?
Both: No mum
Mum: All unmarried people in this world are on a sexual fast or at least, that’s how it was supposed to be. Different dodo, juices, fried fish, chicken; Shawarma and the likes would appeal to them clothed in handsome men and beautiful women of different carriage but block your perception! You are fasting!
Daughter: (nods repeatedly) Hmmm…I am getting it now
Mum: the aroma could be pornography, sexy boys and girls, devilish games and all but be warned, you are what?
Mum: So my daughter, you are as normal as anything. It means all the parts of your body are responding well but the Bible says you should keep your body under!
Daughter: Mum, for real, I can’t thank you enough. I expected you to shout at me and tie your scarves round your waist, stamping your feet on the floor saying ‘Omo yi ti pa mi’ but no! You are trustworthy and I can count on you. And that is why mum is our… (Signals to the boy)
Son: Confidant! (Both laugh)
Daughter: Bro, c’mon chop knuckle (They did)
Mum: (Smiles) Blessed children…very very blessed!
Both: most blessed mother
Mum: But never forget the lesson learnt today…(expects an answer)
Both: We are fasting!
Mum: Yes. The fast would soon be over and your dish of dodo, freshly prepared with well garnished fried egg with a chill bottle of wine would be delivered to you but first, wait! Say, I will wait
Both: I will wait!
Mum: And the Lord will bless you.
Both: Amen (They hug their mother and she prays for them).
Let’s be such a parent to our blessed children.