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YOU WILL DO WELL AS A PARENT!

Today, I am writing to encourage parents who are currently finding it rather difficult to nurture their children properly. If you are one of them, I have good news for you; you can still do well as a parent (Matthew 19:26). Please don’t give up!

However, you must be ready to observe the following protocols among others first:

1.   You Must Make Time for Your Children

Deuteronomy 6:6-7 says: “And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. 7You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house…’’.  This passage shows you are expected to make time for your children!

Friend, even if you provide all things for your children, but you fail to make time for them, they might conclude that you care more about yourself, your job, hobby, friends, etc., than you care about them, and this can discourage them.

2.  You Must Communicate Very Well with Your Children

This position is verified in James 1:19 as follows: “So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath;’’

If your children feel you will snap at them and be judgmental, they won’t convey their feelings to you. Instead, they will convey them to outsiders who might take advantage of them, misadvise them, and ultimately damage them.

3.  You Must Offer Your Children Caring Discipline and Praise

Colossians 3:21 supports this view thus: “Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.’’ Mothers should not provoke their children as well!

Please make sure that your children’s overriding interest is topmost on your mind whenever you discipline them. Besides, praise them regularly to boost their confidence and strengthen their character.

4.  You Must Love, Value, and Submit to you Spouse

As a husband, you must love and value your wife, while as a wife, you must submit to your husband (Ephesians 5:22-33).  When you do this, know that you are laying a solid foundation for your children.  They in turn will emulate you, and lay same foundation for their own children when the time is ripe.  By this, you will ensure peace and stability in your lineage.

5.  You Must Love God, and Help Your Children to Do Same

Deuteronomy 6:5 corroborates this view like this: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.”

Parents who love God, and help their children to do same, will give them the best legacy possible; a close relationship with God!

Friend, please abide by the protocols enumerated above from now on, and before long, you will see yourself doing well as a parent, in Jesus name. Amen.

Jesus is Lord!

Dr Adedayo Stoney Adegbulu

GOD WILL DESTROY YOUR YOKE!

The bible says, “It shall come to pass in that day that his burden will be taken away from your shoulder, and his yoke from your neck, and the yoke will be destroyed because of the anointing oil” (Isaiah 10:27).

The passage above is very popular among Christians. It gives us the feeling of probable freedom from grave situations. It gives us rest of mind, and great joy as well. But for us to appreciate it well, I suggest we should look closely around the word ‘yoke’ in it first.

A yoke is a bar of wood crafted to unite two animals, so that they can work together in the fields to draw loads, pull farm tools, fetch water, and carry out other heavy tasks. Yoked animals are usually very strong, big, and diligent. Some of them include oxen, horses, mules, donkeys, and water buffalo.

The quality and quantity of a yoked animal’s output, depends solely on the level of co-operation he receives from his counterpart. Usually, yoked animals work ceaselessly until they become old and wrinkled, weak and useless. In that case, they are promptly replaced with young vibrant animals; no one misses or cares about them thereafter. Thank goodness, some organizations buy them off these days, so that they can enjoy early retirement, and live decently afterwards.

Figuratively speaking, people can also be yoked, if their lives depend solely on the whims and caprices of others. Usually, people who are yoked doesn’t have a say in matters that concerns them, and they are persistently burdened, frustrated, and limited by the consequences of their situations, which might include sin, unhappiness, sickness, barrenness, weakness, dashed hopes, poverty, insecurity, anxiety, and guilt among others, until a higher force delivers them.

Friend, does the scenario above describe you in any way? If you are, then you may be yoked to someone or something presently. Are you burdened, frustrated, and limited by the consequences of your condition, and do you honestly desire to be delivered from them? If you do, then you need to pray to God, who has the overriding power, and can use any thing (plus anointing oil) to deliver you (Isaiah 14:24-25).

He will answer you (Psalm 91:15)! He will destroy the sicknesses that your yoke imposed on you, and give you sound health instead (Jeremiah 33:6). He will remove weakness from you too, and give you strength to carry out great exploits (Daniel 11:32b). And if you are barren, God will give you a home like a joyful mother of children (Psalm 113:9).

Besides, He will abolish poverty all around you, and help you to prosper (3 John 2). Are you neck deep in debt? If you are, God will soon sort you out; you will then become self-sufficient, and lend to others (Deuteronomy 28:12). Are you perpetually in sin? If you are, God will forgive you, but you must be ready to confess your sin first (1 John 1:9). And if your name (reputation) is in tatters at the moment, He will give you a new one (Isaiah 62:2).

Friend, the source(s) and consequences of your yoke are no more important, since God is prepared to destroy them (Isaiah 10:27), through Jesus Christ (John 14:6). This same Jesus is now asking you to come to Him so that you can have rest (Matthew 11:28). Please answer Him quickly, don’t dilly-dally!

Jesus is Lord!

Dr Adedayo Stoney Adegbulu

 

Word Of Inspiration {26}

TO MY HIGHLY-ESTEEMED FRIENDS!

As you go on with your lives day by day, may the good Lord reveal Himself to you afresh (Jeremiah 29:13), and direct your paths (Isaiah 30:21). May He also take delight in you (Zephaniah 3:17 (NIV)), and make you flourish in every area of your life (Psalm 92:13-14).

No temptation shall overcome you (1 Corinthians 10:13), and your going out/coming in shall be blessed (Deuteronomy 28:6). The Lord will not withhold any good thing from you (Psalm 84:11), and His name shall be glorified in your life forever and ever, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Grace to you all. Hallelujah!

Dr Adedayo Stoney Adegbulu

JESUS SAYS COME TO ME!

In Matthew 11:28, Jesus says “Come to Me, all you who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”

Above passage is quite comforting to everyone who is struggling with one problem or another at present.  And for us to appreciate it properly, I suggest we first pay attention to the statement ‘Come to Me’ in it closely.

“Come to Me” can be taken for this write-up, as an invitation “to advance toward a person”; the person being able to improve the lot of the invitee.  However, some people use the statement deceitfully, such that the invitee become worse off at the end of the day.  Such people should never be trusted, and they should be ignored!

But Jesus Christ is quite different, because He doesn’t use the statement “Come to me” deceitfully.  He means well each time He uses it, because of His love for us (John 15:9).  For that reason, He should be trusted, and he should never be ignored!

Today, this same Jesus is saying “Come to me”, and “I will give you rest” from all your troubles.  So, if you are ill, He will give you rest from your illness, He will heal you”.  Remember He is specially anointed for that purpose (Acts 10:38). And if you are facing lack in any area of your life, He will prosper you. That is His wish for you anyway (3 John 2).

Are your children troubling you lately? If they are, Jesus will save them (Isaiah 49:25). And if your enemies are disturbing you, He will make them to be at peace with you (Proverbs 16:7). Perhaps someone is holding back your promotion, He will get it for you, after all, promotion comes from God, His Father, and no-one else (Psalm 75:6-7 KJV).

If you are childless, Jesus will give you children. Please recall that children are gifts from God (Psalm 127:3 NLT). Maybe it’s hard for you to secure a life partner up till now, He will sort you out someday, because He believes you should not be on your own forever (Genesis 2:18). Etc.

Friend, please note here that you can also heed the “Come to me” call of Jesus Christ even though you are not laboured and heavy laden. The fact is, you are acceptable to Him just as you are (Acts 10:34-35). Please, answer Him promptly!

Finally, if you want eternal life, Jesus is saying “Come to me” (John 3:16)! But, you must be born again first, otherwise, you cannot enter the kingdom of God (John 3:3) to enjoy it.

Are you born again? If you are, well done!  But if you are not, please confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, and you will be saved (Romans 10:9). That is, you will become born again! It is after this has been settled that you can attain eternal life in the kingdom of God. May you not miss it, in Jesus name. Amen.

**N.B. My writing ministry is thirteen (13) years old today. I give God all the PRAISE!

Jesus is Lord!

Dr Adedayo Stoney Adegbulu