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How certain problems in life could be avoided

pexels-photo-532363.jpegSome certain life problems tend to persist, sometimes for years; they may take root before we are fully aware of them. Does the bible give us the wisdom to resolve such persistence and frustrating problems….consider some examples and let see how this helps….

1. MISUSE OF ALCOHOLIC

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A friend  Favour, felt that her anxieties were pushing her toward over drinking. The bible does not condemn the moderate use of alcoholic, but it says: “Do not be among those who drink too much wine.” (Prov 23:20). Misuse of alcohol has been linked to serious health problems, broken and damaged relationships, and millions of untimely deaths each year. Much of this trouble could be avoided if people follow the bible’s wise advice.

Favour realize that as much as she drank alcohol, it was not solving her anxiety…. She said ….”I applied the wisdom of Philippians 4:6-7, which says ‘Do not be anxious over everything, but let your petition be made known to God.

Each night when she felt her thoughts racing and anxiety rising, she petitioned God.

Try to defined all your feelings, including anger, hurt, and despair, and keep pleading with God for a way to feel more positive.

Never think alcohol can help you end your problems because u shall surely get back to it when that alcoholic flare is gone …

2.  IMMORALITY

Few problems on earth are cause by heartbreaks and misery. This do occur because of some certain live style that is not pleasant. Like:

Inappropriate flirting and pornography:  Thinking that you are the most beautiful or the most handsome girl or boy in the area is an inscription to a disastrous life style, prompting you to indulge in flirting so as to increase heart breaks and appreciate immorality. Flirting on it own is a problem, immorality in the other way is a problem.

Try to be contented with one person you have, because flirting can expose you to an unmerited problems u never wish. Flirting inculcate immorality, because it is a driving force that persuade someone to take some actions, developing an unnecessary desires for sex, make you cultivate an habit of staying without a woman or man…

It high time we put an end to it, so we can have a proper planning for our lives…

3. EXCESSIVE WORRY

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Worries is one of the difficult problems one cannot live without. Worries is also one of the hazardous treat to Health. The reason for people getting worried is because they believe that they can handle tomorrow on their own…You are wrong because in Mathew 6:34  and Psalm 94:19..which says….Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. If the Bible can give hope for tomorrow, then who are we to be anxious or get worried about it…No amount of worries can calm situation rather it increases the situation because it might lead  you to do the unexpected, whereby regret later.

In any situation in life, first of all u need to relax your brain and your mind. Try to put that situation away from you for some moment, after which you are relaxed you can now take the necessary steps on how to tackle it…and try not to make it a worry, for no matter how big it might be, they will always be a way out.

4.  LONELINESS

There are problems that for now can neither be avoided nor resolved. For example, if you have lost a loved one in death or if you face a chronic illness, you may have no choice but to find ways to cope with your pains …”but never be alone”….. 

 In difficult times, in times of Grief and anxiety, no matter the situation in life try to be in the midst of friends.  That  predicament is not forever… Loneliness is such an atmosphere where we can decide to do that which is in your mind, after you have filled your mind with negative thought over your situation.

In lonely time, that’s when the devil is at work so as to intimate your mind with different suggestions negatively regarding that your condition. Learn not to give the devil a chance to control your thought…. In such difficult times try as much as you can to mix up with people, get along with people. Been in the midst of people will give you a better courage to overcome such situations…. The bible says in.. proverbs 17:17-18 … A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

18…. A man void of understanding striketh hands, and becometh surety in the presence of his friend.

In other word’s, A true friend shows love at all times, and he or she was born to support you in your time of distress. That is what that bible portion talks about….

Never keep yourself as the orricle of self destruction for the devil. He will turn you to a shadow of yourself…

Be wise……..

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The Principles that reflect Advance knowledge of Health

  1. Isolating sick people:

The Mosaic Law prescribed keeping people with leprosy separate from others.. Not until the plagues of the middle ages did medical doctors learn to apply this principle, which is still deemed effective.

2. Washing after touching a dead body:

Until late in 19th century, physician’s often worked on corpses and then on living patients, without washing their hands in between. That practice caused many deaths, yet, the Mosaic Law stated that anyone who touched a dead body was ceremonially unclean. It even directed that water be used for ceremonial cleansing in such cases. Those religious practices surely had health benefit as well.

3. Waste Disposal:

Each year, over half a million children die of diarrhea, largely because of exposure to human waste that is not disposed of properly. Same as the Mosaic Law said that human waste should be buried, disposed of away from human habitation.

4. Timing of circumcision:

Gods law stipulated that a male child should be circumcised on the eight day of life.( Lev 12:3) In newborn babies, the blood’s ability to clot is understood to reach normal levels after the first week. In Bible times, before advanced medical treatments were available, waiting for over a week before circumcision was a wise protection.

5. The link between emotional health and physical health:

Medical researchers and scientist say that positive emotions such as joy, hope, gratitude, and a willingness to forgive have some beneficial effects on health. The bible says ” A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit saps one strength “. (Prov. 17:22).

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RCCG Open heaven for today…

Open Heaven 14 February 2018 Wednesday – HOLY UNTO THE LORD

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Open Heavens 14 February 2018 Wednesday – HOLY UNTO THE LORD

Open Heavens 14 February 2018 WednesdayMemorise: Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. Psalm 91:14

Read: Daniel 1:1-8 (KJV) Open Heavens 14 February 2018 Wednesday

1 In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah came Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon unto Jerusalem, and besieged it.
2 And the Lord gave Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, with part of the vessels of the house of God: which he carried into the land of Shinar to the house of his god; and he brought the vessels into the treasure house of his god.
3 And the king spake unto Ashpenaz the master of his eunuchs, that he should bring certain of the children of Israel, and of the king’s seed, and of the princes;
4 Children in whom was no blemish, but well favoured, and skilful in all wisdom, and cunning in knowledge, and understanding science, and such as had ability in them to stand in the king’s palace, and whom they might teach the learning and the tongue of the Chaldeans.
5 And the king appointed them a daily provision of the king’s meat, and of the wine which he drank: so nourishing them three years, that at the end thereof they might stand before the king.
6 Now among these were of the children of Judah, Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah:
7 Unto whom the prince of the eunuchs gave names: for he gave unto Daniel the name of Belteshazzar; and to Hananiah, of Shadrach; and to Mishael, of Meshach; and to Azariah, of Abednego.
8 But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.

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Daniel: 6:18-22 (KJV)

6:18 Then the king went to his palace, and passed the night fasting: neither were instruments of musick brought before him: and his sleep went from him.
6:19 Then the king arose very early in the morning, and went in haste unto the den of lions.
6:20 And when he came to the den, he cried with a lamentable voice unto Daniel: and the king spake and said to Daniel, O Daniel, servant of the living God, is thy God, whom thou servest continually, able to deliver thee from the lions?
6:21 Then said Daniel unto the king, O king, live for ever.
6:22 My God hath sent his angel, and hath shut the lions’ mouths, that they have not hurt me: forasmuch as before him innocency was found in me; and also before thee, O king, have I done no hurt.

Bible in one year: Leviticus 6-7, 1st Corinthians 1

Hymnal: Sing hymn 5

Message – Open Heavens 14 February 2018 Wednesday Daily Devotional

According to Psalm 91:14, one sure weapon against experiencing destruction and calamity is a life of holiness. Opinions differ on what it means to live a holy life, and to some, such a lifestyle is unattainable. However, with reference to biblical heroes of faith, I have been able to explain what holiness is all about. Holiness simply means obedience to God’s instructions. As long as you obey God’s commands, He sees you as an acceptable carrier of His image and He will love you for that. In John 14:21 and 23b, the Lord Jesus Christ expounded on this truth, saying:

“He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him…. If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.”

Every child of God who knows God’s holy nature will also know that before the Trinity would decide to dwell within a person, he or she must be living a consecrated and holy life. In our text for today, we see how Daniel guarded himself against the calamity and destruction that would have terminated his destiny later in life. Daniel 1:8a says

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“But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat, nor with the wine which he drank:”

Please note that a portion of the king’s meat and some measure of the king’s wine were part of Daniel’s entitlements as an undergraduate in the University of Babylon where he was studying in preparation for service in the king’s court, but he declined having them. Glory to God that Daniel’s modest life of consecration to God paid off for him on the day of calamity when he was thrown into the den of lions. He could testify to his friend, King Darius, in Daniel 6:22, saying:

“My God hath sent his angel, and hath shut the lions’ mouths, that they have not hurt me: forasmuch as before him innocency was found in me; and also before thee, O king, have I done no hurt.”

Beloved, endeavour to live holy through a modest life of consecration unto God, and you can be sure of divine protection because of God’s love.

Also read: WEDNESDAY 14TH February 2018 RCCG Fasting DAY 35

Prayer Point – Open Heavens 14 February 2018 Wednesday

Father, please help me to live holy for You and keep me safe in the holiness of your Son, Jesus Christ my Lord.

Open Heavens 14 February 2018 Wednesday HYMN

Hymn 5 – I HAVE DECIDED TO FOLLOW JESUS

I have decide to follow Jesus;

I have decided to follow Jesus;

I have decided to follow Jesus;

No turning back, no turning back.

The world behind me, the cross

Before me;

The world behind me, the cross

before me;

The world behind me, the cross

Before me;

No turning back, no turning back.

Through none go with me, still I

Will follow;

Through none go with me, still I

Will follow;

Through none go with me, still I

Will follow;

No turning back, no turning back.

My cross 1’ll carry, till I see Jesus;

My cross 1’ll carry, till I see Jesus;

My cross 1’ll carry, till I see Jesus;

No turning back, no turning back.

Will you decide now to follow Jesus?

Will you decide now to follow Jesus?

Will you decide now to follow Jesus?

No turning back, no turning back.

And That all for Open heavens 14 February 2018 Wednesday, do consider to bookmark this site for your Open heavens daily devotionals and also if you missed yesterday Devotional click to read Open heavens 13 February 2018 Tuesday and may the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob continue to keep us all. God bless you. Open heavens 14th February 2018. Please comment and share what you have learnt, you might be a blessing to others.

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discovering inner potentials

Becoming the person you ought to be……

There comes a time in your life that you really need to examine yourself and adjust from the unknown person you think you are…..

It sometimes happens that u might thought u know yourself much better, but rather you might be wrong because you might be living in the shadow of another which whereby your real self cannot really execute it motives because the present shadow covering it diminishes it great potentials to function well.

It all started by trying to leave a life so as to follow the trend, it extremely wrong because you think that is where u find your self. In life to be sincere you don’t find yourself, but rather you create yourself.

FINDING YOURSELF: This simply means growing to inherit an inbound attributes, whereby u might not be satisfied with it….”people normally say ‘I don’t like the kind of life am living, I need to turn a new leaf‘” that because the grow to find their self in a condition not meant for them…that was never their purpose on earth. You don’t perish in where u find yourself, which you might not be satisfactory enough…try to create a new you..

CREATING YOURSELF: This simply means the ability to dig into yourself, going right through inside you to discover your likes, dislikes, your inner potentials, your ability, your skills, your creativity, etc. After finding this, you have to focus on your strength and your weakness trying also so see the polarity effect it has in your life progress..

However, after your discovery this will now give you the driving force of decision… Trying to determined and make comparison in both aspect of your existence, where you fit into ….and now make a choice either to dwell in where you find yourself, or to create a new you that bring about great impact to your personality and your future ambition….

Make a choice today, because you don’t know the limit to which successful you can become..

Thanks to my friend precious bassey for the inspiration..

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Fashion as the most leading captivating norms to livelihood….

In Today’s word, human being exist in most astonishing style’s and great features….. Fashion makes live a living treasure and promote our unique culture and heritage, by showcasing what we stand , what we believe and what we understand….

Looking back in 80’s, fashion then was base on ethnical styles and traditional features…… But today in modern life fashion has become  a captivating mode of introduction, and self glamour…

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10 latest native Nigerian styles for ladies and men will impress you

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Fashion in Nigerian traditional styles is very popular among trendsetters. Let’s talk about the latest trends and styles in 2017 when it comes to native fashion. Anyone can choose an attire to their own taste. See the latest images. Be stylish and beautiful!

Nigerians, probably more than any other African people, like to wear clothes in their traditional fashion and style. If they do not wear the complete traditional look, there will be at least one cultural element in their outfit. These looks are not just for parties and events. They are also great as casual wears. Look around you and you will spot elements of traditional fashion in both male and female outfits.

Fashion in Nigerian traditional styles

Fashion designers in Nigeria, as well as major manufacturers of fabrics and ready-made clothes, constantly draw inspiration from traditional styles of clothing, creating new collections of attires and fabrics. They might make changes to the colour combinations and cuts in accordance with the new world fashion trends. Also, famous European and American designers who are known worldwide, continually use traditional African prints and designs in their collections. The simple fact is, only people that do not forget their past and culture are worthy of respect.

African style make use of various kinds of ornaments and embellishments. Either it’s a classic geometric large or small pattern, or a floral design where either the flowers are clearly drawn and other very complicated ornaments could be used. It all depends on the designer’s level of fantasy and creativity. But if a pattern is small, the colours of the fabric are basic and conservative. Fabric with a large pattern usually come in bright colours.

As for the cut, the casual dress styles usually have a straight or chiseled cut and might be knee-length, with a round or rectangular neckline. And evening attires, as a rule, are long to the floor and narrow or flared at the bottom. Keep in mind, if your fabric has large embellishment, the dress is better to sew straight and narrow. If it’s small, then you can choose almost any variant of cut.

Female native wears

Nigerian ladies are very lucky, they can opt for different variants of native clothing and look gorgeous and stylish.

Latest Ankara styles

Nigerian fashionistas do not get tired of admiring Ankara styles. The right colours and beautiful designs draw all eyes to you. This season offers many types of traditional attire in blue and a few other tones like yellow. The yellow colour is combined with blue, red and brown. In one look, as a rule, two or three colours are combined.

In 2017, trendy styles made with Ankara has an interesting combinations of warm and cool colours in one image. For example, you can use beige and blue, red and blue, yellow and purple, red and purple according to the latest fashion. It is extremely popular this season to combine Ankara with other fabrics, especially lace. Nigerian designers love Ankara fabric and create gowns of different stylish cuts. Just take a look of some of our great examples.

Traditional blouse styles

As for traditional blouse styles, we cannot do without the peplum style. It seems that it will never go out of fashion. Any woman looks great in this kind of blouse. Festive blouses in traditional style have embroidery or even hints of lace. Also, special celebratory versions are decorated with rhinestones and artificial pearls. These kinds of blouses typically have a short or three-quarter sleeve, a round neckline or open shoulders. Blouses in the traditional style are of bright colours.

Traditional skirt styles

When it comes to traditional skirt styles, we usually have such types as the long skirt, sewn to fit and might have the “mermaid tail.” It could also be a long, straight skirt. Such skirts are made from a fabric of any colour you like wither with a pattern or monochrome. Particularly festive items can be made from lace or with a lace trim. As a rule, the bottom of this monochrome skirt is trimmed with embroidery. Embroidery is made in the same colour, but of a brighter tone, or it can be in another colour. Skirts in the traditional style can also be embroidered with gold and silver thread. Skirts made of fabric with a pattern have a simple cut. This season, blue, white, pink and yellow colours are popular.

READ ALSO: Kaftan styles in Nigeria 2017

Lace skirt and blouse styles

Nigerian lace skirt and blouse styles are really beautiful. Nigerian fashionistas like lace fabrics. In 2017 they are also relevant. Such fabrics look great with skirts and blouses of traditional prints. It’s definitely a festive look. The lacy pattern can be large and transparent, or small and fairly dense. If you want to create a very refined image, you can take a thin lace fabric (for example, French lace) and combine it with a large pattern of delicate pastel colours. From such a fabric you can sew a very beautiful blouse. Sometimes an underskirt is added to the skirt of the lace fabric. Cord lace is also at the peak of popularity this season. As for the trendy colors, the most popular are white and different shades of yellow, blue and green.

Also, you can sew an outfit that is not complete lace. It could simply have a lace element. We can’t imagine a wedding fashion trend without lace attires in the traditional style too. Lacy wedding dresses of pastel white, ivory and powder colours look beautiful. These colours remain in trend.

Adire styles

Interesting traditional looks can be created using Adire styles. These fabrics are distinguished by a variety of colours. There you cannot find clear transitions from one colour to another. The design may seem slightly blurry as if it was painted with watercolours. Such smooth transitions from one colour to another create a very cool image. As for the cut, the dresses of this style are better sewn flared or with a free cut. In this case, the fabric blends perfectly.

Blouse and George wrapper

George wrapper and blouse are also used in Nigerian clothes. Bright fabrics with beautiful shine characterize the George styles. The complete traditional look or a blend of different clothing concepts can look really good too.

Native styles for male

Native styles for male can be traditional dashiki or grand boubou with narrow or wide trousers and an go with a kufi headdress or without it.

Every Nigerian man who respects himself and his ethnic roots must have traditional clothes in his wardrobe. It is the accepted look, not just for traditional outings but can also be a great look for work or just as casual well. If the grand agbada is worn on especially festive occasions, the dashiki is perfect for an everyday wardrobe. Made of light natural fabrics, decorated with embroidery or ornament, dashiki can make any man look dashing.

Agbada styles

One of the traditional men’s clothing is Agbada styles for men. Typically, these are white or blue grand boubou that can be worn with slim classic trousers. In addition to the basic colours, red, black and beige looks are also beautiful. Usually, the front part of the agbada is decorated with some form of design. These designs can be made to be the same colour as the main cloth or of a contrasting colour. A blue agbada, for instance, combines beautifully with white, yellow or brown embroidery. The white agbada may be decorated with contrasting black and red designs and patterns.

Aso Ebi styles for men

Another traditional look is Aso Ebi styles for men. Beautiful dashiki and agbada are also specially designed for this occasion. Modern and natural fabrics are an excellent basis for this kind of attire. Dashiki comes in different colours and can be great for everyday wear. This season, blue, dark blue, brown, beige and of course, white as the king of colours are especially popular. For more festive occasions, outfits with large embroidery on the chest or near the collar are better.

Atiku styles

Atiku styles for men are also considered as traditional. The styles are characterized by dashiki with a straight cut and straight trousers. The fabrics of this style can have a thin strip and minimal design. The predominant colours are white, cream, beige, and black. Some trendsetter might go for brighter colours, for example, turquoise.

Of course, in addition to any traditional styles and look mentioned above, you can wear a traditional kufi headdress. The cap can be in the same tone with the main attire, or it can be a contrasting colour just to add that extra flare. This colour can be repeated on the agbada or dashiki design.. As you can see from the photo, Nigerians share their love for traditional wears with their children.

Often you can meet a father and son going out in the similar outfits and this can be really attractive.

Very popular this season are couples wearing matching traditional styles. Couples like to wear clothes of the same fabric and design. Just have a look how sweet and cool such matching designs can be.

Traditional native styles for Nigerians are not only a tribute to their culture and people. Such clothes are gorgeous and comfortable. New fabrics, cuts and colour combinations are the reasons why the traditional looks will always be trendy and modern.

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