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
Friday, August 31, 2012
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Monday, August 27, 2012
Saturday, August 25, 2012
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
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
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
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
Saturday, August 18, 2012
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
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).
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
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
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
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
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
Friday, August 10, 2012
Thursday, August 9, 2012
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
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
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
Saturday, August 4, 2012
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