Quotes

What I communicate is my business. What was communicated to you is your business. What results is our business.
-Wonuola Olawale

Hi Light

Hi Light in Christ,
It’s a work of fiction but can be easily related to in day-to-day activities. I, Light Wonuola Opeoluwa decided to share this with you from something Light Martha put out.

“You heard he is a cultist. You could not believe it, you said “He is so young. He is just 16 and in SS1”. Now, you have seen him – marijuana parting his lips, a tattooed snake on his arm and in his hand is a bottle of beer. You heard him say that his favorite date is the 7th of July, and you assumed that was his birthday. You stood afar and criticized him, you told your friends that hell awaits him, you shook your head and said to yourself, “He is already doomed”. But you do not know that within the “bad, hard guy” lies a fragile, aching heart wanting to be loved and showed a little care. Now, he only finds solace in his gang because his dad and mom are on the brink of divorce.
She knocked on your door asking to help you do anything for food or money. She looked so unkempt and malnourished. You were torn between pity and disbelief. You know her uncle to be a rich and religious man, an elder in his church, and you can help but wonder why she would be in this sorry state. You concluded that
she has been wayward and disrespectful and this is his way of punishing her for some time. Without asking her any questions, you managed to give her a crumpled ₦100 note, sent her away
and told her not to come back. She leaves, fighting tears, wondering how she would go back to her uncle who had sworn not to take care of her except she warms his bed. That man you saw
yesterday has been going through a hard time. He is a job-hunting father who just lost his only son and has been pondering on how to bury his dead. He bumped into you and before he could
apologize, you have rained insults on him. You saw the tears well up in his eyes but you did not bother to show any empathy. To you, he is just a depressed fellow who should not bother others with his woes. You saw her in a bar, wreaking of alcohol. She kept laughing and muttering to himself “Why? Why?” You walked past her, even though a voice inside of you kept telling you to find out her problem. You shut the voice down and tagged her “A cheap
drunk. A woman for that matter”. But that cheap drunk is a widow who had just been diagnosed with breast cancer, moreover, she just lost her job a month ago. Now, she thinks those bottles of alcohol could wash away her sorrow. And you claim to have the light, you boast in the scriptures because you know only the letters (but you are devoid of revelation). You failed to bring the “bad, hard guy” close and show him the truth and now he has fulfilled the request of his gang by raping his younger sister leaving his whole family distraught and confused. Also, your ₦100 could not help that young girl for she finally yielded to the advances of her “rich and religious” uncle. Now, she has been deflowered, all hormones have been let loose. She have been selling her wares to all and sundry and she got pregnant. At present, her cold body is lying in a mortuary because of a failed D&C just because you refused to bring her close and show her the ideals of life. And you claim you have the light. The depressed man you insulted was seen hanging from a mango tree recently. His suicide note read “I am too weak to carry on”. You could not show him any form sympathy, perhaps, he might have shared his burden with you. Then you would have let him know that in his weakness, God’s strength is manifested. And you claim you have the light. That “cheap drunk” is now on the hospital bed staring into the space in despair, waiting for death to rap on the door. All she needs is a message of hope, a message that would give her life – the God kind of life. You have that message. You are an exquisite perfume, do not bottle up your fragrance, go and spread it where it is needed. You are the light, do not hide your shine….✨
##MARANATHA##”

Shared by Martha Akortha. Thank you for the piece dear.
Yours in Christ.

Energies

The way we see things… perception
The way things are… reality
The way we think things should be… values
Get it all right, and you are well on your way somewhere
Oh! I mean get to know what exactly it is cos really for you to be holding on to them in the first place, there was something

“Write” link

I don’t know what you are thinking about right now but you might to learn a lesson or two from the “write” link below.

If female,
http://ijustmetme.com/2014/07/9-reasons-you-may-not-know-why-christian-singles-ladies-cant-find-their-boaz-david-or-joseph/

If man,
http://ijustmetme.com/2014/07/11-reasons-you-may-not-know-why-single-christian-men-cant-find-their-ruth-esther-or-mary/

In fact, just read both!

Po Language

One often meets one’s destiny on the path one takes to avoid it…

There are no accidents even in the face of seeming accidents

Dreams are for a reason

If we don’t try we never know

There’s no level zero, just that there’s now level zero

So why are you upset? Maybe I surpassed in the history of sucking?

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is mystery, today is a gift and that’s why it is called present

A real warrior never quits

There’s just news; not good or bad. Only depends on what you do and believe

I stay because I thought you might hold the answer to me

To make something special, you just have to believe it’s special

You must believe…

There’s no secret ingredient to life or fulfilling destiny, it’s just you!

You really continue fulfilling destiny until you find inner peace…

Excerpts from KungFu Panda’s movie.

Fate

This one touched me…
http://www.teachingoftheword.com/show_poem.php?poem_id=99

When you wake up, you plan your day
You list out the things you’ve got to do today
But fate has a plan for everyone
Surprises come as the day is going
You twist and you turn but you keep on rolling
There comes a point when your plan is gone
You may think all is lost but you are so wrong
Fate has a plan for everyone

Ah hey, you never know it all
Sometimes you never see it coming
But all is well

We’re always racing to what is next
But when the Higher Power is guiding us to what is best
Fate has a plan for everyone
The best of plans, the best of schemes
Are nothing but the guesses of mortal beings
So the next time you wake up to plan your day
Remember my words and simply say
Fate has a plan for everyone


I hope you enjoy this one though…

First…

When the ancient Chinese decided to live in peace, they made the great wall of china, They thought no one can climb it due to its height.

During the first 100 year of its existence, the Chinese were invaded thrice. …

And every time, the hordes of enemy infantry had no need of penetrating or climbing over the wall…because each time they bribed the guards and came through the doors.

The Chinese built the wall but forgot the character-building of the wall-guards

Thus the building of human character comes BEFORE building of anything else…..

That’s what our Students need today.

Like one of the Orientalist said:
If you want to destroy the civilisation of a nation there are 3 ways:

1. Destroy family structure
2.Destroy education
3. Lower their role models and references

1.In order to destroy the family; undermine the role of Mother, so that she feels ashamed of being a housewife.
2. To destroy education: you should give no importance to Teacher, and lower his place in society so as that the students despise him
3.To lower the role models: you should undermine the scholars, doubt them until no one listens to them or follows them.

For when a conscious mother disappears, a dedicated teacher disappears and there’s a downfall of role models, WHO will teach the youngsters VALUES?… #copied via Tunde Oyewale’s post

Deception…the truth

Hello friends, i think this is a great piece that does a great deal of justice to the current moral quagmire our world has gotten herself into..

(The Six stages of deception)

Deception is a process by which wrong becomes right, and right becomes wrong. It’s a complete paradigm shift of opinions, standards and morals that is achieved softly, subtly and often takes a generation to entrench into society.

If you want to know what I am talking about, find out your mother’s views on things like sexuality and marriage and compare them with yours. The contrast in opinions does not necessarily prove that she is old and antiquated; it may instead prove that you have been deceived.

There are six stages of deception.

● The shocker 
● The outrage
● The discussion
● Tolerance
● Acceptance
● Veneration

If I wanted to popularize the most unimaginable thing in our society, say like bestiality (the practice of having sex with animals), I would follow these steps.

I would select a forerunner to drop the shocking message on an unsuspecting public. “We should start having sex with animals,” he would announce on radio, TV or in a newspaper.

That is the shocker; the bombshell, so to speak. It would inevitably be followed by outrage. The forerunner is abused and demonized by the bewildered public. Every respected leader in society comes out to slam the lamentable reprobate who dared suggest something so obnoxious.

The forerunner defiantly defends the practice. His critics come out even more scathing. But the forerunner knows exactly what he is doing. He is setting an agenda. Many people don’t understand the effect of continuous exposure on the human mind.

I will give an example most of you will understand. If you ask a girl out and she is not interested in you, the best thing she can do for herself is stay away from you or your words. If she continues listening to you, what was initially unthinkable becomes worth a consideration, then acceptable. Many ladies have fallen for guys they swore never to date just because they didn’t understand the law of continuous exposure.

Once the bestiality message reaches the third stage; discussion, the forerunner has done his job. At this stage there is a big debate over bestiality; with most people still slamming it, not knowing that they are falling into a trap.

I know for a fact that homosexual groups abroad were giving money to people fighting homosexuality in Uganda. Then they would also fund those pushing for it. Initially it didn’t make sense. Until I learnt how deception works. What they wanted was to keep the subject of homosexuality in public debate. They know exactly what they were doing. The more people are exposed to it through discussion, the more it becomes less obnoxious in their minds.

That leads to the next stage: Tolerance. At this stage people say: “I am not going to have sex with animals, but if someone chooses to do it, shauri yake (that’s his problem). Others will say: “Who cares what people do behind closed doors?”I have heard these statements being made by people who clearly don’t understand what they are up against. This is the stage at which science kicks in to ‘prove’ that some people are born with an inherent attraction towards animals and they cannot help themselves.

Consequently, bestiality is included in the UN Human Rights Charter and activists are given a new pursuit. Economic and travel sanctions are used to twist the arms of nations that still forbid it.

Then we start hearing phrases like: “We cannot tell people whom they should love.”

The main purpose of this stage is to ensure that bestiality is legally accepted.

The next two steps are aimed at entrenching it at a social level.

The penultimate stage is Acceptance. At this stage bestiality becomes a conventional alternative way of living. All the outrage has since dissipated. This is the stage at which those still opposed to it are called bestiaphobic (the word will be coined) and they are considered antiquated, old-fashioned, intolerant, dogmatic, religious zealots, bigots…. you’ve heard all those words.

This is the stage at which there are bestiality rights parades in major cities.

Then we are reminded that the same Holy Books that forbids bestiality also forbids eating pork, fornication, drinking etc. Then ‘intellectuals’ think, and use that to rubbish the Word of God, and make it look ridiculous.

The final step is Veneration. This is the stage at which the people who practice bestiality are praised. The liberalist media (which includes almost all international channels) subtly promotes them as ‘cool’, intelligent, exposed. That’s the stage at which celebrities ‘come out’ to reveal that they are ‘proud bestialists’.

Then bestiality begins to win fresh ‘converts’ everyday because many young people will do anything to be seen as ‘cool’ or to be associated with some Hollywood or football star.

That is how you corrupt a whole society.

That’s how previously unthinkable things like atheism and homosexuality and all other forms of sexual perversion have taken root in our society.

Unfortunately, in Uganda, homosexuality has reached Stage four (Tolerance). But in the West, it has gotten to the veneration stage.

You have probably heard of the black homo American footballer who “made history by becoming the first footballer to come out”. What’s historical about someone proclaiming their perversion?

So many other people are being lauded in the media for no other reason other than their homosexuality.

Your mother may not be outdated after all. You may be deceived.

If you found this enlightening, share it with as many people as possible. It might just save them from the soaring plague in our society.

Shared by Patience Offor… thank you my friend.

Her Excellency

Never been more certain about the path to a capable wife. Join in the search. Let us seek her and praise her… her excellency!

Proverbs 31 GNT
The Capable Wife
10 How hard it is to find a capable wife! She is worth far more than jewels!
(there’s need to mine and diligently search for her excellency)
11 Her husband puts his confidence in her, and he will never be poor.
(she is true source of wealth)
12 As long as she lives, she does him good and never harm.
(hmmm… NEVER harm)
13 She keeps herself busy making wool and linen cloth.
(busy at her career? *surprised face now*)
14 She brings home food from out-of-the-way places, as merchant ships do.
(she goes out)
15 She gets up before daylight to prepare food for her family and to tell her servant women what to do.
(early at waking up. *I need to learn this and imbibe this habit* oh! She even has maids too, yet instructs them)
16 She looks at land and buys it, and with money she has earned she plants a vineyard.
(insightful woman with foresight, saves, invests, and keeps growing)
17 She is a hard worker, strong and industrious.
(need I say more?)
18 She knows the value of everything she makes, and works late into the night.
19 She spins her own thread and weaves her own cloth.
20 She is generous to the poor and needy.
21 She doesn’t worry when it snows, because her family has warm clothing.
22 She makes bedspreads and wears clothes of fine purple linen.
23 Her husband is well known, one of the leading citizens.
24 She makes clothes and belts, and sells them to merchants.
25 She is strong and respected and not afraid of the future.
26 She speaks with a gentle wisdom.
27 She is always busy and looks after her family’s needs.
28 Her children show their appreciation, and her husband praises her.
29 He says, “Many women are good wives, but you are the best of them all.”
30 Charm is deceptive and beauty disappears, but a woman who honors the Lord should be praised.
31 Give her credit for all she does. She deserves the respect of everyone.
(Yes! She is… her excellency!)

Dedicated to my mum, Mrs Gbagi, the capable wives and my dear readers.

Wicked

Wicked technology is hasty and rash; uses envy or boast for promotion; it methods are arrogant and rude. So are its techniques. It insist on its own way; sometimes irritable and resentful; it’s people rejoice at wrongdoing, not with the truth. Everything wicked goes against love that bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends but wickedness will end. Its root cursed and doers of wickedness doomed for destruction.