Thursday, February 28, 2013

Quote for the Day 01Mar2013

Healthy competition is welcome as seen in games and sports. This way we can learn from one another. We must learn to rejoice in the victories of others. Any competition because of envy must be totally avoided. - Author Unknown

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Quote for the Day 28Feb2013

If you stand up and be counted, from time to time you may get yourself knocked down. But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again. A man flattened by conformity stays down for good. - Thomas J. Watson

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Quote for the Day 27Feb2013

The way you live your life for God is your offering to Him. Relentlessly pursue holiness so that your offering to God is unblemished and acceptable to Him. - Henry Blackaby

Monday, February 25, 2013

Quote for the Day 26Feb2013

With God’s help and guidance, we can continue on a path that is pleasing to Him. - Randy Kilgore

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Quote for the Day 25Feb2013

He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose. - Jim Elliot

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Quote for the Day 24Feb2013

Are you still relating with God through any other intermediary apart from Jesus Christ? Or, are you making people to depend on you or any other means to relate with God? That is an aberration. There is no other intermediary between man and God except Jesus Christ! Relate with Him directly and you will really enjoy your relationship with Him. - Bayo Afolaranmi

Friday, February 22, 2013

Quote for the Day 23Feb2013

When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others. - Peace Pilgrim

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Quote for the Day 22Feb2013

A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. - Christopher Reeve

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Quote for the Day 21Feb2013

Courage is to take a step forward into an area of difficulty without a solution in mind, but yet feeling that victory is ahead. It is going empty handed, but knowing that God's hand is stretched out to pull you. - Debra Cummings

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Quote for the Day 20Feb2013

Do you feel drained? Exhausted? Ask God for help. Depend on Him for the power to go on and the strength to make it through the valley. - Dennis Fisher

Monday, February 18, 2013

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Quote for the Day 18Feb2013

The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people. - Theodore Roosevelt


Dearly Beloved,
“With all my heart I praise the Lord, and with all that I am I praise his holy name! With all my heart I praise the Lord! I will never forget how kind he has been” (Psalm 103:1-2 CEV).
With all my heart I praise the Lord as my Internet ministry is exactly ten years old today. An email ministry that started on February 18, 2003 has metamorphosed to this Internet ministry with almost ten aspects. I give glory to the almighty God who has given me the opportunity to minister to thousands of people throughout the world in this unique way.
I initially wanted to hold an anniversary event in a location to celebrate the milestone, but, I later changed my mind to publish three books in relation to the ministry. The three books I have published to mark the anniversary are:
1. “Spiritual Digest for Each Day of the Year: A Collection of 366 Quotes, with Corresponding Bible Verses, Hymns and Suggested Weblinks for the Hymns (Volume One).”
2. “Ministering through the Internet: A Decade of Unique Experiences” (the book chronicles my experiences and activities in the Internet ministry in the past 10 years with some selected people’s reactions).
3. “Salient Truths About Christian Life: A Collection of Pastor Bayo Afolaranmi's Online Weekly Devotional Messages (Volume One)” (A collection of my weekly messages compiled by one of my pastor-friends, Rev. Dr. Emmanuel O. Malomo, Secretary, ECWA Ilorin District Church Council).
These three books were published both as eBooks and paperbacks online and can be ordered at My Lulu Author Spotlight. You can see brief descriptions of these books at My Books Blog.
Indeed, I thank God for this unique opportunity. I also thank you all for being part of the successes and challenges in this unique opportunity.
To celebrate the anniversary with me, join me in any or all of these projects:
1. Either order these books for yourself, your beloved ones (especially pastors) and libraries of churches and institutions OR support me financially as I order as many copies of the books to be used as anniversary complimentary copies for people (especially pastors) and libraries of churches and institutions.
2. I need another laptop as back-up to the one I am using presently. A recent experience I had corroborated this.
3. I want to start my PhD program in an American seminary any moment from now. (This will indeed be a long-term project.) Before this, it is my desire to attend international seminars/workshops this year.
To send in your contributions or support the ministry, visit Support my Ministry. You may contact me for details. Please let me know the specific project you are partaking in.
You also will be celebrated in Jesus' name. Amen.
Since most of you are not among the 47 people that received my first message, as a way of celebrating the ministry every year, let me resend the message to you:
“We saw the Nephilim there (the descendants of Anak come from the Nephilim). We seemed like grasshoppers in our own eyes, and we looked the same to them" (Numbers 13:33 NIV).
"The land we passed through and explored is exceedingly good…. And do not be afraid of the people of the land, because we will swallow them up. Their protection is gone, but the LORD is with us. Do not be afraid of them." (Numbers 14:7, 9 NIV).
These were the views of two groups that went to explore the land of Canaan. Undoubtedly, the two groups were saying the absolute things about what they saw in the land. The former is the carnal sight that did not see beyond the ordinary, while the latter is the spiritual sight that saw the extraordinary.
What do see in your situation? Is it the ordinary or the extraordinary? If you see only your situation, you are seeing only the ordinary, but if you believe, you will see beyond the situation. Jesus told Martha, "Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?" (John 11:40 NIV). And Paul testified, “We know these things are true by believing, not by seeing [the ordinary]” (2 Corinthians 5:7 TLB).
See beyond the ordinary by believing in the Lord that He will help you, and He will be glorified in your life.
In His service,
Bayo Afolaranmi (Pastor).
As I requested on that first day of the ministry, "Pray that I will be able to continue to send messages like this, and forward them to your friends. May the Lord bless you as you do. Amen."

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Quote for the Day 17Feb2013

Do you have brotherly love? Be ready to demonstrate it to anyone that comes your way. Let brotherly love continue! - Bayo Afolaranmi

Friday, February 15, 2013

Quote for the Day 16Feb2013

 Happy is he that always hath the hour of his death before his eyes and daily prepareth himself to die. - Thomas à Kempis

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Quote for the Day 15Feb2013

Whether God gives us more than we imagined or far less than we desired, we can trust that His plans are much better than ours. - Randy Kilgore

Quote for the Day 14Feb2013

Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own. - Robert A. Heinlein

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Quote for the Day 13Feb2013

I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love. - Mother Teresa

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Quote for the Day 12Feb2013

Let us not boast in what we have done or are able to do, but boast in God’s grace for us -- that He is our strength, health, favor, prosperity, wisdom, hope, salvation and glory. That is how we will see ourselves enjoying our inheritance of abundant life! - Joseph Prince

Monday, February 11, 2013

Quote for the Day 11Feb2013

There is no riding to heaven in a chariot; the rough way must be trodden; mountains must be climbed, rivers must be forded, dragons must be fought, giants must be slain, difficulties must be overcome, and great trials must be borne. - Anonymous

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Quote for the Day 10Feb2013

How do you see Jesus Christ in the light of other prophets and angels? Do you see Him as Someone that is superior to other prophets and angels, or you see Him as just one of the prophets? Acknowledge the supremacy of Jesus Christ over any other person or being, and you will never regret doing so. - Bayo Afolaranmi

Friday, February 8, 2013

Quote for the Day 09Feb2013

The more you seek God and the things of God, the more you seek quality, the more you seek not just the hand of GOD but the face of GOD, the more you seek things honourable, the more you seek growth, peace of mind, love and truth around you. - Emmanuel Baba Isiaka

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Quote for the Day 08Feb2013

Never lose hope, no matter the size of the mountain confronting you. Your mountain will move as long as you retain your hope in God, because He knows the foundation of every mountain, and can easily uproot them. - EA Adeboye

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Quote for the Day 07Feb2013

The word of God cannot be effective in our lives whenever it is sandwiched with human wisdom or philosophies, - Akintoye Akintunde

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Quote for the Day 06Feb2013

God always takes us out to walk with Him before He sends us out to work for Him. - Jerry Akinsola

Monday, February 4, 2013

Quote for the Day 05Feb2013

We are called to reflect God with all we are, and that includes our words. - Marvin Williams

Quote for the Day 04Feb2013

If you really do put a small value upon yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price. - Anonymous

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Quote for the Day 03Feb2013

Do not think that you can get away with any secret thing done in any position. People may not see you, or pretend not to see you, but, remember that the Ultimate King – God – sees you and He will judge you accordingly. - Bayo Afolaranmi

Quote for the Day 02Feb2013

Hold Thou my hand; so weak I am, and helpless, I dare not take one step without Thy aid; Hold Thou my hand; for then, O loving Savior, No dread of ill shall make my soul afraid. - Fanny J. Crosby