Posts Tagged ‘refrain’

IN TIMES LIKE THIS

Great Vigilance and Self Discipline are needed.

There is a time and a season for everything a person does in this world of ours.
What the preacher said ages ago is very relevant during such times as these. How much we all need to pay close attention to what God says to us, through the preacher.
There is time to embrace and time when to refrain from doing so. There is time to shake hands, kiss or cover your mouth and there is time when to refrain from doing so. There is time always to wash your hands and clean your surroundings; and keep doing so, as deemed necessary. Please, be vigilant and take good care of yourself, your family, your home, your community, nation and humanity. Eat healthily and drink good water. Do so safely, and watchfully. Go to hospital if necessary.
To every [thing there is] a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: Ecclesiastes 3:1.
A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing. Ecclesiastes 3:5.
The LORD shall preserve us from all evil. He shall preserve our souls.
The LORD shall preserve us when going out and when coming in; for ever and ever. Psalms 121:7-8.

The menace of Coronavirus has touched every continent, excepting the Antarctica. It is spreading like wildfire across nations. The impact must be brought under control. No effort, experience, skills, facilities, funding and knowledge should be monopolized, or denied others in fighting the disease.

The porosity and link via the atmosphere and the interaction between individuals, few nations and internationally engulfing the whole human family, make it mandatory for sharing of expertise. Nigeria was a pacesetter during the past outbreak of Ebola. Any nation, whether rich or financially poor could be an asset in human resources. Please, let us all combine resources in defeating Coronavirus and moving forward to face other vital challenges of the day. United, we stand; divided, we fall. Denying your neighbour timely help could prove dangerous for you later. Let us help as opportuned to do so.


Shalom.

Whom Are You Living To Please?

It is very easy to please men and women by doing or saying what they want. When you do so, you receive human approval. Basically there is nothing wrong with pleasing human beings provided that you please God first by doing so. In everything we do, we should put God first. It is good to please your spouse in all essential aspects of life, doing the will of God in the process. However, if pleasing a person makes you to violate your conscience and sin against God,  then refrain from doing so. Let each person search his or her conscience in line with the word of God, doing what is right and of good report.
The Social media is a good forum to interact with families, friends and acquaintances. Do we like or comment on posts because they come from our friends or because of their importance and relevance? Must you like a  post only to feel bad later? Must you write another post because X or Y has reacted to it? 
For the Christian, Heaven bound, we should provide for things that are honest and of good report both in the sight of God and man.
Jokes and humour can be good and healthy, but not at the expense of morality, good conscience and edification.
My father in the Lord, Very Rev Dr Mike Oye once taught us this song among very much of sound doctrine, in the very early years:
There are things non-Christians may, I cannot;
LORD make them plain.
There are things all people can, I may not;
Christ help me through;
Yet there are things non-Christians can’t do;
Only I can do;
That is praying, living daily for Christ;
That only I can do.
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In our daily living for Christ may we be found true, faithful, diligent, loving, compassionate, considerate, bold and firm. The LORD Who called us is faithful to keep us to the end. He is our Rewarder. Abundant Grace be with you. Shalom.