Monday, December 31, 2012

OUR PRAYERS FOR YOU IN THE YEAR 2013


Dearly Beloved,
OUR PRAYERS FOR YOU IN THE YEAR 2013
Praise the Lord for witnessing another year 2013!
As usual, Opeyemi (my wife) and our children (Boluwatife, IfeOluwa, Michael and Abraham) are joining me to welcome you into the New Year with these prophetic prayers adapted from Exodus 34:10 (TEV):
- The Lord will make a new covenant with you this new year;
- He will do great things in your life in people's presence such as have never been done anywhere on earth;
- And all the people will see the great things the Lord will do, because He is going to do an awesome thing for you this year in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Happy and prosperous New Year!
In His service,
Bayo Afolaranmi (Pastor),
Baptist Building, Oke Bola,
PMB 5113, Ibadan 200001, Nigeria.
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Quote for the Day 01Jan2013


Our God, our help in ages past, our hope for years to come, our shelter from the stormy blast, and our eternal home. - Isaac Watts

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Quote for the Day 31Dec2012


If you want to see God's promises fulfilled in your life this coming year, do not rush things or you might give birth to an Ishmael. Be careful, people will try to involve you in all kinds of schemes to rescue and promote yourself. God does not need your help to bless you. - Yemi Ladokun

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Quote for the Day 30Dec2012


God is waiting for you. You need to enter His presence with assurance that He would never withhold good things for you this coming year. - Bayo Afolaranmi

Friday, December 28, 2012

Quote for the Day 29Dec2012

It is important to open up to God while you can, because if you bottle up your feelings too long, it will disrupt the harmony of your relationship with Him. - Neil T. Anderson

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Quote for the Day 28Dec2012


Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them. - Orison SwettMarden

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Quote for the Day 27Dec2012


There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires. - Nelson Mandela

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Quote for the Day 26Dec2012


It is important to set a good example for your children, your loved ones, your community, and future generations. Setting a good example becomes automatic if you always do your best. When you do your best, you never have to worry about having a negative impact on another. - Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Monday, December 24, 2012

Quote for the Day 25Dec2012


Yea, Lord, we greet Thee, born this happy morning; Jesus, to Thee be glory given; Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing. O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord. - John F. Wade

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Quote for the Day 24Dec2012


No matter how you celebrated the Christmas or if you are indifferent to it, let the news of eternal life in Jesus Christ have positive impact in your life. - Bayo Afolaranmi

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Quote for the Day 23Dec2012


The first Noel the angel did say was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay; in fields where they lay tending their sheep, on a cold winter’s night that was so deep. Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel, Born is the King of Israel. - Author Unknown

Friday, December 21, 2012

Quote for the Day 22Dec2012


Do you give cheerfully to God? If you do, God will give you the desires of your heart. - Goke Adeleke

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Quote for the Day 21Dec2012


Christmas is not in tinsel and lights and outward show. The secret lies in an inner glow. It's lighting a fire inside the heart. Good will and joy a vital part. It's higher thought and a greater plan. It's glorious dream in the soul of man. - Wilfred A. Peterson

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Quote for the Day 20Dec2012


God is a God of times and seasons. There is usually a time destined for each thing that happens to us in life. There is a time God has purposed for each individual to accomplish certain things in life. - Supo Ayokunle

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Quote for the Day 19Dec2012


Never become distracted on fitting in or hanging with a crowd, but maintain your focus on Jesus. - Brenda Bryant

Quote for the Day 18Dec2012


I do not boast that God is on my side. I humbly pray that I am on God’s side. – Abraham Lincoln

Monday, December 17, 2012

Quote for the Day 17Dec2012


God’s love is a fabric that never fades, no matter how often it is washed in the waters of adversity. - Anonymous

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Quote for the Day 16Dec2012


Man's doctrines and cultures may thrive for awhile, but the undiluted words of God will stand for ever. - Bayo Afolaranmi

Friday, December 14, 2012

Quote for the Day 15Dec2012


There are many battles in life that may make us not to even pray, in a time like that we need to change our approach. The best approach in such time is praise, because praise will give us total victory. - Supo Ayokunle

Quote for the Day 14Dec2012


Christmas is forever, not for just one day, because loving, sharing, giving, are not to be put away like bells and lights and tinsel, in some box upon a shelf. The good you do for others is good you do yourself. – Norman Wesley Brooks

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Quote for the Day 13Dec2012


Resting on the faithfulness of Christ our Lord, Resting on the fullness of His own sure Word; Resting on His wisdom, on His love and power, Resting on His Covenant from hour to hour! - Frances R. Havergal

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Quote for the Day 12Dec2012


When one door closes another door opens, but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us. - Alexander Graham Bell

Monday, December 10, 2012

Quote for the Day 11Dec2012


If you couldn't do something yesterday, it doesn't mean that you cannot do it today. For who you are today is not who you used to be. - Andres Lara

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Quote for the Day 10Dec2012


At all times we must be on guard not to misrepresent God’s message to acquire what we want from others. With a heart yielded to God, we must honestly share spiritual truths that will benefit those who hear. - Dennis Fisher

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Quote for the Day 09Dec2012


Where are you seeking help outside of God's will and purpose for your life? Come back to God and allow Him to lead you to your divine destination. - Bayo Afolaranmi

Friday, December 7, 2012

Quote for the Day 08Dec2012


Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings. - William Arthur Ward

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Quote for the Day 07Dec2012


If you have a tendency to move too quickly or to operate in your own strength and skill, pray for a red light in your spirit. Ask God to let you know when you are moving in your own will rather than in His. It will save you untold heartache!  - Bob Gass

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Quote for the Day 06Dec2012


If each of us would reach out in caring friendship to one person today, what a difference it would make for us all. - David McCasland

Quote for the Day 05Dec2012


Today, whether life is ordinary or difficult, keep pressing on. At the end of the journey, you will see the amazing place God has prepared for us. And it will be well worth it! - C. P. Hia

Monday, December 3, 2012

Quote for the Day 04Dec2012


The wise man builds his house on rock instead of sinking sand; for when the storms of life descend, that house will surely stand. - Dave Sper

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Quote for the Day 03Dec2012


God is not intimidated by the presence of your enemy. He is not moved by what men feel or think, He is only moved by His word and His purpose. - Rotimi Oluwaseyitan

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Quote for the Day 02Dec2012


One must settle one's eternal destination here on earth. No amount of prayers will change one's eternal state once one is dead. - Bayo Afolaranmi

Friday, November 30, 2012

PRAYER FOR THE MONTH December 2012



This last month of the year, the Lord will do miracles that will make you forget your painful past disappointment, shame, ridicule and failure in Jesus' name. Amen. - Pastor Bayo Afolaranmi


Quote for the Day 01Dec2012


When we are faced with tight spots, meager resources, a vast army of problems, or seemingly dead-end solutions, let’s not panic but instead turn to God who fights for His people and gives them victory. - Marvin Williams

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Quote for the Day 30Nov2012


In the face of all of life’s circumstances, we can know the peace of trusting the presence and power of God in the midst of trouble as we wait patiently and prayerfully for His deliverance. So drop your hands, for God’s hands are busy on your behalf! - Joe Stowell

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Quote for the Day 29Nov2012


There is a wealth of spiritual truth in the Bible, but it has to be mined through prayer and study. - Ron Meyers

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Quote for the Day 28Nov2012


When you follow that peace which only God can give to you as an inward witness, good things and even miracles will come forth! - Joseph Prince

Monday, November 26, 2012

Quote for the Day 27Nov2012


Confessing our sins to God and forsaking them brings a sense of freedom to our souls and the awareness that we have nothing to hide. - David McCasland

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Quote for the Day 26Nov2012


Think of God's grace as a hammock in the back yard at the end of the day--ready to wrap you in peace and comfort, quiet your heart, and renew your sense of God's complete care and control over everything that concerns you. - Author Unknown

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Quote for the Day 25Nov2012


Yield not to temptation, for yielding is sin; Each victory will help you some other to win; Fight manfully onward, dark passions subdue, Look ever to Jesus, He’ll carry you through. - Horatio R. Palmer

Friday, November 23, 2012

Quote for the Day 24Nov2012


The purpose of prayer is not to conform God to our will but to adjust our will to God. We must learn to trust God so that if He says no, we accept that His will is best. - Henry Blackaby

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Quote for the Day 23Nov2012


Willingness to honestly admit our mistakes is the first step in dealing with them. - Akin Akintunde

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Quote for the Day 22Nov2012


Be thankful to God that you don't already have everything you desire. If you did what would be there to look forward to? Be thankful when you don't know something, for it gives you the opportunity to learn. Be thankful for each new challenge, because it will build your strength and character. Be thankful for your mistakes. They will teach you valuable lessons. Be thankful when you're tired and weary, because it means you've made a difference.  - Debra Cummings

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Quote for the Day 21Nov2012


Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation. - Brian Tracy

Monday, November 19, 2012

Quote for the Day 20Nov2012


The more you thank God, the more you please Him. What little you have will be multiplied and whatever is dead in your life will be raised to life! - Joseph Prince

Quote for the Day 18Nov2012


A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all other virtues. - Cicero

Saturday, November 17, 2012

COUNTDOWN TO THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF MY INTERNET MINISTRY


The anniversary will take place exactly on February 18, 2013. I am still contemplating on how to celebrate this milestone. Do you have any suggestion? However, I have decided to publish three books to mark the event:
1. A collection of my daily quotes (first volume [A collection of 366 quotes, with corresponding  Bible verses, hymns and  suggested weblinks for the hymns] already published online as eBook [http://www.lulu.com/shop/adebayo-afolaranmi/spiritual-digest-for-each-day-of-the-year-ebook/ebook/product-20490074.html;jsessionid=FE537DE9AE219436969EB497AD64C820#] and printed book [http://www.lulu.com/shop/adebayo-afolaranmi/spiritual-digest-for-each-day-of-the-year/paperback/product-20490093.html#]). You can order for it NOW!
2. A collection of my weekly messages (first volume to be compiled by one of my pastor-friends).
3. My experience in the ministry in the past 10 years with people' s reactions. I need your reactions to be included there! Send your reactions to me through private message or to <spiritualdigest@yahoo.com>
The three books will be published online for people throughout the world to easily have access to them. Indeed, I thank God for this unique opportunity. I need your suggestions and assistance in celebrating the event.
You also will be celebrated in Jesus' name. Amen.

Quote for the Day 17Nov2012


Do you have any reason to thank God? Do not be unthankful. If you think very well, you will know that it is indeed good to thank God and sing praises to His name. - Bayo Afolaranmi

Friday, November 16, 2012

Quote for the Day 17Nov2012


If you allow the devil to go some distance in your life He will go farther than you expected. – Supo Ayokunle

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Quote for the Day 16Nov2012


A word of encouragement to a hurting friend can come like a refreshing rain. When we continue to care in tangible ways, it grows into a life-giving stream of healing and love. — David McCasland

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Quote for the Day 15Nov2012


When Jesus Christ is the centre of your focus, everything else comes into proper perspective. - Author Unknown

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Quote for the Day 14Nov2012


God wants people that will serve Him not just because of what they can get from Him, but just because they love Him, people that can trust His heart when they cannot see His hands. - Rotimi Oluwaseyitan

Quote for the Day 14Nov2012


God wants people that will serve Him not just because of what they can get from Him, but just because they love Him, people that can trust His heart when they cannot see His hands. - Rotimi Oluwaseyitan

Monday, November 12, 2012

Quote for the Day 13Nov2012


Those who know their God shall be emotionally strong because they are connected to the Source of joy. Those who know their God shall be emotionally strong because their joy is rooted in the Lord and not in ephemeral blessings such as a car, promotion, new house, title, etc. Blessing or not, God is constant. As long as God is constant, their joy also is constant. – EA Adeboye

Quote for the Day 13Nov2012


Those who know their God shall be emotionally strong because they are connected to the Source of joy. Those who know their God shall be emotionally strong because their joy is rooted in the Lord and not in ephemeral blessings such as a car, promotion, new house, title, etc. Blessing or not, God is constant. As long as God is constant, their joy also is constant. – EA Adeboye

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Quote for the Day 12Nov2012


When lustful thoughts assail your mind  to play with immorality, remember that God’s will for you is holiness and purity. - Dave Sper

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Quote for the Day 11Nov2012


O for a thousand tongues to sing
my great Redeemer's praise,
the glories of my God and King,
the triumphs of his grace!
 - Charles Wesley

Friday, November 9, 2012

Quote for the Day 10Nov2012


When the world around you is crumbling, God is the rock on which you can stand. - Author Unknown

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Quote for the Day 09Nov2012


Investing money in retirement funds can be profitable, but investing in our spiritual lives offers the best kind of return for our future! — Anne Cetas

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Quote for the Day 08Nov2012


If we get involved in fears about the future, we shall miss the chances that the present offers us. – Debra Cummings

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Quote for the Day 07Nov2012


Take time to seek the Holy Spirit’s direction when you face decisions. He knows the full ramifications of your choices. The Holy Spirit will assist you to understand truth and to experience abundant life. Trust Him as He leads you. - Henry Blackaby

Monday, November 5, 2012

Quote for the Day 06Nov2012


As followers of Jesus, we are called to be hospitable, to be a “hospital” that helps those who are going through life’s storms and need restoration. We can be used by the Lord because He has provided for us. — Marvin Williams

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Quote for the Day 05Nov2012


Walking with God must be a daily discipline and exercise - an experience that should light up and give meaning and understanding to our lives. - Akin. Onigbinde

Spiritual Digest Daily Now Published as a Book


I am glad to inform you that a collection of 366 quotes for each day of the year with corresponding Bible verses, hymns and suggested weblinks for the hymns as used in various aspects of my Internet ministry including an index each for the themes, authors, hymns and Bible verses used at the end of the collection has been published as eBook and printed book online by Lulu.com. You can order for the eBook using this link: http://www.lulu.com/content/e-book/spiritual-digest-for-each-day-of-the-year-%28ebook%29/13324502 and/or the printed book using this link: http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/spiritual-digest-for-each-day-of-the-year/13281639. Now you have almost all the daily doses from me in a book! God bless you.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Quote for the Day 04Nov2012


Serve God for who He is, and what He is doing for us, not because of what we get from Him because He is more than what we need. - Bayo Afolaranmi

Quote for the Day 03Nov2012


Hearing God’s Word is essential, but doing what He says is the key to weathering the storms of life. — David McCasland

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Quote for the Day 02Nov2012


Stop talking to God about how big your mountains are, and start talking to your mountains about how big your God is. - Joel Osteen

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

PRAYER FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER 2012


Welcome to the month of November. Your dreams will not die; your plans will not fail; your destiny will not be aborted and your heart desires will be granted before the end of this year in Jesus' name. Amen. - Pastor Bayo Afolaranmi

Quote for the Day 01Nov2012


Your investment in other people's live is akin to a seed sown in due season. The harvest will definitely come back to you in multiple folds. - Victor Adebiyi

Quote for the Day 31Oct2012


The Church cannot help in promoting a healthy political climate when she is a partaker of all the evil that goes on in the society. - Emmanuel O. Malomo

Monday, October 29, 2012

Quote for the Day 30Oct2012


Having courageous conversations with fellow Christians can be difficult, but they will promote purity and unity. We can carry out our responsibility to one another to speak the truth in love by walking in the power of the Holy Spirit. - Marvin Williams

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Quote for the Day 29Oct2012


Calling on the Lord is the right thing to do when we fail. Calling on the Lord can change a failure into a successful learning opportunity - a successful failure. Even in a failure, a successful recovery is possible. Instead of lamenting the failure, why not celebrate the great recovey? - Ron Meyers

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Quote for the Day 28Oct2012


What is your own problem? Have you come to Jesus Christ for a miracle? Will you take Him at His word today? If you do, you will see God's glory! - Bayo Afolaranmi

Quote for the Day 27Oct2012


The most eloquent prayer is the prayer through hands that heal and bless. The highest form of worship is the worship of unselfish Christian service. The greatest form of praise is the sound of consecrated feet seeking out the lost and helpless. – Billy Graham

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Quote for the Day 26Oct2012


When children are guided into a mutual relationship with God, the home will be happy and the nation will be exalted. - Ruth A. Odejayi

Quote for the Day 25Oct2012


Do not allow yourself to be possessed, bombarded, and driven by the wheel of sin. Give yourself to be driven by the Word and the Spirit of God. Then, you will be secure and prosperous. - Lawrence Oladimeji

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Quote for the Day 24Oct2012


God is always ready to accept those who would come to Him seeking forgiveness, succour and redemption. - B.Uche Enyioha

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Quote for the Day 23Oct2012


I am a stranger here, within a foreign land; My home is far away, upon a golden strand; Ambassador to be of realms beyond the sea, I’m here on business for my King. - E. T. Cassel

Quote for the Day 23Oct2012


I am a stranger here, within a foreign land; My home is far away, upon a golden strand; Ambassador to be of realms beyond the sea, I’m here on business for my King. - E. T. Cassel

Monday, October 22, 2012

Quote for the Day 22Oct2012


Many leaders have failed not because of their ineffectiveness but because the followers have not created the atsmophere of success for them. - SAK Olaleye

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Quote for the Day 21Oct2012


Pass me not, O gentle Savior, Hear my humble cry; While on others Thou art calling, Do not pass me by. - Fanny Crosby

Friday, October 19, 2012

Quote for the Day 20Oct2012


Your life is your primary message, The way you live is a message in itself and also determines the effectiveness of your spoken message. - Samuel Adeola Adeniyi

Quote for the Day 19Oct2012


You lose nothing by forgiving someone who wronged you but you lose everything by refusing to forgive. Unforgiving spirit is more dangerous than danger itself. - Chris Tayo Orodiji

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Quote for the Day 18Oct2012


If you want to be successful, expect to be criticized. Accept criticism with love and make amendment. - Rachel A. Lateju

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Quote for the Day 17Oct2012


When your family is under the control of the Spirit of God, it becomes a wonderful gift to the Church of Christ and, indeed, a powerful influence on the world. - WF Kumuyi

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Quote for the Day 16Oct2012


As the Owner of all that exists. God exercises His sovereignty by dispensing tokens of His bounty to whomever He wills. - Ronald Youngblood

Monday, October 15, 2012

Quote for the Day 15Oct2012


To know the will of God is the greatest knowledge, to find the will of God is the greatest discovery, and to do the will of God is the greatest achievement. - George W. Truett

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Quote for the Day 14Oct2012


Do you have any cause to sing song of praise to God? God is good all the time! Even when it seems that He has not done what you want from Him, there are still many causes to sing song of praise to Him. - Bayo Afolaranmi

Quote for the Day 13Oct2012


Nothing in this world can quench thirst for more and satisfy our need except in the Lord Jesus Christ, as we drink from His living water daily we will be refreshed and satisfied. - Akintoye Akintunde

Friday, October 12, 2012

Quote for the Day 12Oct2012


God is not made greater when you worship Him, but you are made greater when you serve Him. - Nathaniel Aremu

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Quote for the Day 11Oct2012


How sweet the name of Jesus sounds, Blessed be the name of the Lord; It soothes my sorrows, heals my wounds, Blessed be the name of the Lord. - John Newton

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Quote for the Day 10Oct2012


No one can effectively do missions without the enabling of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit has power to convict, covert and influence lives for Kingdom growth. He is the ONE that has power for world missions. - Duro Ayanrinola

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Quote for the Day 09Oct2012


One of the greatest privileges of a Christian is to be associated with God in the all-important work of winning souls to the Lord Jesus Christ. - Banjo Ajao

Monday, October 8, 2012

Quote for the Day 08Oct2012


If you attempt and do great things for God, God also will not only promise you great things, He will do great things for you. - Bayo Afolaranmi

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Friday, October 5, 2012

Quote for the Day 06Oct2012


We must demonstrate our love for the Lord in unalloyed obedience and loyalty to the cross of Jesus Christ. - Goke Adeleke

Quote for the Day 05Oct2012


God, sometimes, denies us of our good and withdraws our better so that He can give us His very best. So, see beyond your disappointment. There is a divine appointment in every disappointment. - Chris Tayo Orodiji

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Quote for the Day 04Oct2012


Satan's strategy is to introduce his thoughts and ideas into your mind and deceive you into believing that they are yours. - Neil T. Anderson

Quote for the Day 03Oct2012


The devil may throw obstacles and evil circumstances at you, but God will turn those evil schemes around for your greater blessing because He is for you! - Joseph Prince

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Quote for the Day 02Oct2012


Every new day is a precious gift. May we thankfully embrace each one with confident trust and humble celebration. — Bill Crowder

Monday, October 1, 2012

PRAYER FOR THE MONTH OCTOBER 2012


This month the Lord will guide you and satisfy you with good things. He will keep you strong and well. You will be like a garden that has plenty of water, like a spring of water that never goes dry in Jesus' name. Amen. (adapted from Isaiah 58:11) - Pastor Bayo Afolaranmi

Quote for the Day 01Oct2012


If our society will develop, God expects that you must love justice, show mercy and do humility. - Supo Ayokunle

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Quote for the Day 30Sep2012


O troubled heart, there is a home,
Beyond the reach of toil and care;
A home where changes never come;
Who would not fain be resting there?
Wait, meekly wait, and murmur not.
- W.H. Bellamy

Quote for the Day 29Sep2012


The next time we are tempted to take credit for the blessings we enjoy, let’s pause and remember that it is the Lord who brings blessing. — Albert Lee

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Quote for the Day 28Sep2012


Our satisfaction and peace should be hinged on our precious relationship and walk with God; never on mundane, fleeting things of this world. - Olufunso Joseph Omidiran

Quote for the Day 27Sep2012


He who is not happy without money will never be happy with money. He would like to have more and more till he is mourned. - Bayo Oladeji

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Quote for the Day 26Sep2012


Never allow life's hardships to weigh you down. No one can avoid problems. Not even saints or sages. We get better with hardships.  - Oyesoji Aremu

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Quote for the Day 25Sep2012


Your life is a story. Each day you get to write a new page. So fill those pages with responsibility to  God, to others, and to yourself. If you do, in the end you will not be disappointed. - Author Unknown

Monday, September 24, 2012

Quote for the Day 24Sep2012


Our obedience to the Lord may seem insignificant in the big picture, but it breathes freshness and life into the spiritual atmosphere of every believer.  - David C. McCasland

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Quote for the Day 23Sep2012


If you are conscious of the presence of God, you would be cautious of doing, or even thinking to do, any bad thing. - Bayo Afolaranmi

Quote for the Day 22Sep2012


Hope is a seed God plants in our hearts to remind us there are better things ahead. - Holley Gerth

Friday, September 21, 2012

Quote for the Day 21Sep2012


Our hope is not mere speculation in what God might do. God has given His word on many areas of life regarding things He will do. We can have confident hope in everything that He has promised. - Henry Blackaby

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Quote for the Day 20Sep2012


If you want to feel rich, just count all of the things you have that money can't buy. - Anonymous

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Quote for the Day 19Sep2012


Need compassion? Need comfort? Go to God. He has an endless supply and is ready to pour it out on you in abundance. He is what we need in times of trouble! — Dave Branon

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Quote for the Day 18Sep2012


There is the need to engage self in a constant evaluation to be in tune with our advancements or otherwise. An understanding of our current engagements would help us know if we are on track to destiny land or not. - Emmanuel Oloruntoba Arotile

Monday, September 17, 2012

Quote for the Day 17Sep2012


Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war,
with the cross of Jesus going on before.
Christ, the royal Master, leads against the foe;
forward into battle see his banners go!
- Sabine Baring-Gould

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Quote for the Day 16Sep2012


Are you trying to defend God or fight for Him? He does not need that! Allow Him to do the fighting in His own way and in His own time. Only a powerless god will need his adherents to defend him or fight for him. Let God contend. Jerub-God! - Bayo Afolaranmi

Friday, September 14, 2012

Quote for the Day 15Sep2012


Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work. - Mother Teresa

Quote for the Day 14Sep2012


We must be wise and sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit so that our relationship will not drag us away from Christ and the focus of our ministry. - Israel Adelani Akanji

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Quote for the Day 13Sep2012


One of the salient reasons why Christianity is considered unique is the quality of relationships it empowers believers to have for God and build among themselves. - Julius Adeniji

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Quote for the Day 12Sep2012


Relating with others can sometimes be a tough experience but it is unavoidable, beneficial and indeed the true test of our Christian discipleship. - John O. Enyinnaya

Monday, September 10, 2012

Quote for the Day 11Sep2012


If we will succeed and fulfil our calling, then we must make concerted  efforts to resolve the imbalances in our relationships. - Deji Isaac Ayegboyin

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Quote for the Day 10Sep2012


The King of kings may allow disappointments, pains, agonies, shame, defeats and other difficulties in your life to serve His purpose. No matter how bad that situation may be, God is at work in it. Look out for Him and He will see you through! - EA Adeboye

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Quote for the Day 09Sep2012


You might not be able to kill other people by gun, sword, knife, bomb, poison, or any other harmful thing, but do you hate anyone? Are you having any grudge against anyone? To God, you are a murderer. Can you kill? Beware! - Bayo Afolaranmi

Quote for the Day 08Sep2012


Think of your struggles. Do you need a place to hide? Do you need Someone to shelter you from life’s assaults? Do you need the assurance that you’ve been forgiven? You can find shelter and assurance in God. - Dave Branon

Friday, September 7, 2012

Quote for the Day 07Sep2012


We need the Lord's strenght to fulfil our purpose in life and to overcome every life battle. - Supo Ayokunle

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Quote for the Day 06Sep2012


From over hill and plain there comes the signal strain,
’Tis loyalty, loyalty, loyalty to Christ;
Its music rolls along, the hills take up the song,
Of loyalty, loyalty, yes, loyalty to Christ.
- E. Taylor Cassel

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Quote for the Day 05Sep2012


Although money is not evil, it can prevent us from inheriting true riches if accumulating it is the goal of our lives. — Julie Ackerman Link

Monday, September 3, 2012

Quote for the Day 04Sep2012


No one ever cared for me like Jesus;
There's no other friend so kind as He;
No one else could take the sin and darkness from me-
O how much He cared for me!
- Charles F. Weigle

Quote for the Day 03Sep2012


Do not remain "you" but build up yourself. Learn to add value to your life at all times. Allow God to turn your challenges to channels of blessings; and stumbling blocks to stepping stones for you. - Joshua Sunday IbukunOluwa

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Quote for the Day 02Sep2012


It is good to have plans for the future and wish that God would do some earthly good things in the near future. However, are you conscious of the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ? Do you remember that He may come any time? Are you preparing for Him? Do not let Him meet you unprepared! - Bayo Afolaranmi

Friday, August 31, 2012

Quote for the Day 01Sep2012


To hoard wealth is foolish, for it is genuine faith, not gold, that will sustain us through trials and result in praise, honor, and glory to God. — Julie Ackerman Link

Quote for the Day 31Aug2012


Children are not the same. Each child is a unique creature of God and God's design in each child cannot be questioned. - Comfort Ayanrinola

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Quote for the Day 30Aug2012


You can count on it — God knows the impending dangers and will tirelessly direct the traffic of your life for your good and His glory. — Joe Stowell

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Quote for the Day 29Aug2012


O they tell me of a home far beyond the skies,
O they tell me of a home far away;
O they tell me of a home where no storm clouds rise,
O they tell me of an unclouded day.
- Josiah K. Alwood

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Quote for the Day 28Aug2012


Shall we gather at the river,
Where bright angel feet have trod,
With its crystal tide forever
Flowing by the throne of God?
- Robert Lowry

Monday, August 27, 2012

Quote for the Day 27Aug2012


After pain and anguish, after toil and care,
We shall see the King some day;
Through the endless ages joy and blessing share,
We shall see the King some day.
- Lewis E. Jones

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Quote for the Day 26Aug2012


What are you trusting God to do for you? Have you lost hope on it? Are you thinking of another means that God would do it for you? By this time next year, God would have done that thing for you in His own way, and at His very appointed time. God will indeed be gracious to you and remember you for good. Do you believe it? - Bayo Afolaranmi

Quote for the Day 25Aug2012


God is not pleased if you praise Him at church but not at your workplace. It is not acceptable for you to revere God when you are with other Christians but not in your school or neighborhood. He expects you to honor Him completely, with your words, with your actions, with your life. If you honor Him, He will honor you. - Henry Blackaby

Friday, August 24, 2012

Quote for the Day 24Aug2012


When your perspective is founded on the Rock of Ages, the only one who defeats giants, whether real or imaginary, then you, too, will be able to defeat the giants in your life. - Michael Youssef

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Quote for the Day 23Aug2012


Management of self is a difficult enterprise that must be learnt and mastered if one would emerge as a champion in the battle of life. - Collins Olatunji

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Quote for the Day 22Aug2012


When we are going through any difficult situation, we should not give room to fear or allow the situation to make us hate God. Rather, we should rejoice in the Lord for He will soon intervene in our situation. - Elizabeth Iyabo Aderounmu

Monday, August 20, 2012

Quote for the Day 21Aug2012


When God asures you of His presence and support on anything, do not ask questions. Start from where you are till He takes you to where you should be. - Emmanuel Oloruntoba Arotile

Quote for the Day 20Aug2012


God will enable you to succeed when you use the time He has given you wisely for purposeful living. Life of purpose is a life well-directed, planned and will eventually be fruitful. - Esther Ayandokun

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Quote for the Day 19Aug2012


Jesus Christ is the formidable Rock against any problem or challenge of life. Neglecting Him is like neglecting one's source of life. Stand on this immovable Rock and you will overcome your problems. - Bayo Afolaranmi

The Tenth Anniversary of My Ordination and the Proposed Tenth Anniversary of My Internet Ministry


Beloved,
The Tenth Anniversary of My Ordination and the Proposed Tenth Anniversary of My Internet Ministry
On August 18, 2002, I was ordained into the full gospel ministry of the Nigerian Baptist Convention at Akobo Baptist Church, Akobo, Ibadan, Nigeria. Today marks the tenth year anniversary of additional public divine responsibilities as a minister of the gospel.
Coincidentally, today is also exactly five months to the tenth year anniversary of my Internet ministry started on February 18, 2003. During the ninth anniversary message earlier this year, I have made a proposal of how to celebrate this milestone on February 18, 2013, that is, publishing the collections of my messages in the past ten years and the combination of my experience in and the compilation of your testimonies about the ministry in electronic (and possibly actual hard copy) book forms. I have started compiling these messages. Let me quote verbatim my proposal then:
"The first book will be a compilation of some of the messages sent out in the email aspect of the ministry for the past nine years. Let me give you, my recipients, the opportunity of selecting the messages you know that have been a blessing to you since the time you have been receiving the messages from me. Almost all the messages (at least since August 18, 2003) can be retrieved from http://groups.yahoo.com/group/spiritualdigest2003/messages. The most selected messages will be compiled and published to mark the tenth anniversary of the ministry.
"The second book will be the combination of my experience in and the compilation of your testimonies about the ministry. I have had many of such testimonies. Some are already on the website of the ministry: http://www.thewordthruthenet.org/reactions.php. However, I want you to intentionally send your testimonies to me to be included in the book. Your privacy will be respected.
"These two books will be published electronically and manually. So, if you are led to contribute financially towards the publication of the books before February next year let me know."
I have already added a third book, the first collection of my daily quotes with almost corresponding Bible verses and suggested weblinks to almost corresponding hymns to these quotes.
Since the ministry is an Internet ministry with beneficiaries all over the world, I do not want to make the anniversary to be an affair of Ibadan or Nigeria where I base alone. What do you suggest? How should I celebrate the anniversary that day? I need your advice.
You shall all be celebrated in Jesus' name. Amen.
In His service,
Bayo Afolaranmi (Pastor).

Quote for the Day 18Aug2012


When our goal is to honor the Lord, He guides and guards us each step of the way. Whatever our hopes and dreams may be, when we place them in God’s hands we know that everything, including setback or success, is under His control. — David McCasland

Friday, August 17, 2012

Quote for the Day 17Aug2012


When God is dealing with you, He does not run into action. He may let people make their conclusion about you when He works out His plan for your life. He watches as people ridicule you while He gets your miracle ready for you. - Rotimi Oluwaseyitan

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Quote for the Day 16Aug2012


God desires that we show respect to all people, because everyone bears His image. - Helen Keller

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Quote for the Day 15Aug2012


Even those that encourage others need to be encouraged. The next time someone encourages you, don’t forget to encourage the person too. You never know what the person may be going through. - Martha Tatum Salone

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Quote for the Day 14Aug2012


Do not join this corrupt world and its system to walk perversely, but make up your mind to put on the righteousness of God each day so that you might have the power to withstand the assaults of the devil. - Supo Ayokunle

Monday, August 13, 2012

Quote for the Day 13Aug2012


Observe, God starts your day with a nighttime experience. In order for your faith to blossom, it must first be incubated in the dark. Real faith only germinates in adversity, so if you try to escape you lose the opportunity to move into higher realms of faith. – Bob Gass

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Quote for the Day 12Aug2012

Amazing grace! How sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me! I once was lost, but now am found; was blind, but now I see. - John Newton

Quote for the Day 11Aug2012

How do you see your life? Until you get the correct view of life, it will be difficult to live with etermity in perspective. - Gideon Akanbi

Friday, August 10, 2012

Quote for the Day 10Aug2012

If you struggle in giving your best offerings to God, pause and reflect on what God sacrificed for you. Trust Him and give Him the best that you have because you love Him with all your heart. - Henry Blackaby

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Quote for the Day 09Aug2012

The Christian soldier must avoid two evils—he must not faint or yield in the time of fight, and after a victory, he must not wax insolent and secure. When he has overcome, he is so to behave himself as though he were presently again to be assaulted. For Satan's temptations, like the waves of the sea, do follow one in the neck of the other. - George Downame

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Quote for the Day 08Aug2012

Gratitude is an attitude that hooks us up to our source of supply. And the more grateful you are, the closer you become to your Maker, to the Architect of the universe, to the spiritual core of your being. - Bob Proctor

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Quote for the Day 07Aug2012

No evil deed can go unpunished. Any evil done by man to man will be redressed. If not now, then certainly later; if not by man, then certainly by God, for the victory of evil over good can only be temporary. - Dele Giwa

Monday, August 6, 2012

Quote for the Day 06Aug2012

Conquerors and overcomers now are we,
Thro' the precious blood of Christ we've victory
If the Lord be for us we can never fail,
Nothing 'gainst His mighty power can e'er prevail.
- C. H. Morris

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Quote for the Day 05Aug2012

What are your plans for the next minute, hour, day, week, month, or year? Do you involve God in these plans? Acknowledge God in everything you are planning to do, and He will keep you on the right track. - Bayo Afolaranmi

Friday, August 3, 2012

Quote for the Day 04Aug2012

Worry gets us nowhere, but prayer gets us in touch with the One who can handle all of our concerns. - Jennifer Benson Schuldt

Quote for the Day 03Aug2012

If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it. - Michael Jordan

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Quote for the Day 02Aug2012

Blessed is the person who sees the need, recognizes the responsibility, and actively becomes the answer. - William Arthur Ward

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Quote for the Day 01Aug2012

Do not settle for an average life. God wants to launch you past the middle to the top. – John L. Mason

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Quote for the Day 31Jul2012

We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty. - Mother Teresa

Monday, July 30, 2012

Quote for the Day 30Jul2012

Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
For the Lord God Omnipotent reigneth.
Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
- Georg Friedrich Handel

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Quote for the Day 29Jul2012

What are you doing now? Is it good or bad? You may be thinking of later repentance. However, remember that God will judge you accordingly. - Bayo Afolaranmi

Quote for the Day 28Jul2012

We hurt people by being too busy. Too busy to notice their needs. Too busy to drop that note of comfort or encouragement or assurance of love. Too busy to listen when someone needs to talk. Too busy to care. - Billy Graham

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Quote for the Day 27Jul2012

The faithfulness of God provides a sure anchor of hope and comfort for the true believer - an anchor that remains steadfast amidst the uncertainties and vicissitudes of life. - WF Kumuyi

Quote for the Day 26Jul2012

It is essential that we use our words with great wisdom and care. Consider carefully the words you choose. Will they be seasoned with the balm of grace or with the poison of anger?  - Bill Crowder

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Quote for the Day 25Jul2012

It is in the redemption of Christ alone that we can have peace. If we take Christ into our boats on the stormy sea, we will ride on in safety through earth's difficulties to heaven's shore. - James R. Miller

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Quote for the Day 24Jul2012

We need to come to a place in life where God and not circumstances or dissatisfaction with the existing system dictate the direction of our lives. - Rotimi Oluwaseyitan

Monday, July 23, 2012

Quote for the Day 23Jul2012

People who waste your time by offering unsolicited gossips should be tactfully shown the way out. - Femi Okunlola

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Quote for the Day 22Jul2012

For you to have your name written in the Book of Life, you have to genuinely accept Jesus Christ - the only Way to God - as your personal Saviour and Lord. Are you on the list in the Book of Life? - Bayo Afolaranmi

Friday, July 20, 2012

Quote for the Day 21Jul2012

The Lord as the Potter who moulded you and placed you where you are has a purpose for your life and He will finish His work in your life if you allow Him to do so. - Supo Ayokunle

Quote for the Day 20Jul2012

I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish he didn't trust me so much. - Mother Teresa

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Quote for the Day 19Jul2012

If I were to say, "God, why me?" about the bad things, then I should have said, "God, why me?" about the good things that happened in my life. - Arthur Ashe

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Quote for the Day 18Jul2012

Our daily battles may tire us, but one day we will have eternal rest and peace in heaven. Satan will experience his final defeat. - Michael Youssef

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Quote for the Day 17Jul2012

You are addressed by your dressing.  If you are clothed with pride, disgraceful situation will attend to you.  If with humility, honourable and uplifting situations will be your guests. – EA Adeboye

Monday, July 16, 2012

Quote for the Day 16Jul2012

We have to acknowledge the progress we have made, but understand that we still have a long way to go. That things are better, but still not good enough. - Barack Obama

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Quote for the Day 15Jul2012

I have found a friend in Jesus, He’s everything to me,
He’s the fairest of ten thousand to my soul;
The Lily of the Valley, in Him alone I see
All I need to cleanse and make me fully whole.
- Charles W. Fry

Friday, July 13, 2012

Quote for the Day 14Jul2012

You don’t have to see the entire staircase to take the first step. - Martin Luther King Jr.

Quote for the Day 13Jul2012

What matters most is the legacy you leave in each event of life. And each event of life is a score card through which the value you add to life will be measured. - Oyesoji Aremu

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Quote for the Day 12Jul2012

Nothing in the world can be achieved without passion, it makes all the difference if your heart is in what you do. Do not do what you do not like or enjoy and do not be involved in what you do not believe in. – Femi Emmanuel

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Quote for the Day 11Jul2012

The deepest level of worship is praising God in spite of pain, thanking God during a trial, trusting Him when tempted, surrendering while suffering, loving Him when He seems distant. – Rick Warren

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Quote for the Day 10Jul2012

We strive to do the will of God
And struggle to succeed;
But we may fail to recognize
God's strength is what we need.
- D. De Haan

Monday, July 9, 2012

Quote for the Day 09Jul2012

When you spend time in God's waiting room, He is developing qualities in you that simply cannot be developed any other way. When He is finished you will come out stronger and wiser. And you will have the maturity to handle what He has in mind for you. So do not let the enemy rattle you or engineer circumstances that put you into overdrive. – Bob Gass

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Quote for the Day 08Jul2012

God will certainly not answer all our prayers the way we want Him to do so, but He works everything for the good of all who love Him. - Bayo Afolaranmi

Friday, July 6, 2012

Quote for the Day 07Jul2012

On this 7th day of the 7th month of the year, the Lord will perfect that which concerns you; because His mercy endures forever He will not forsake you in Jesus' name. Amen. - Bayo Afolaranmi

Quote for the Day 06Jul2012

The fact that God knows where you are and that He is very much aware of the difficult situation you are in provides the confidence and strength needed to live for His glory. So be encouraged. Remember God’s words of comfort. Help is on the way! — Joe Stowell