Do you not know that in a race all the runners compete, but [only] one receives the prize? So run [your race] that you may lay hold [of the prize] and make it yours. Now every athlete who goes into training conducts himself temperately and restricts himself in all things. They do it to win a wreath that will soon wither, but we [do it to receive a crown of eternal blessedness] that cannot wither. Therefore I do not run uncertainly (without definite aim). I do not box like one beating the air and striking without an adversary. But [like a boxer] I buffet my body [handle it roughly, discipline it by hardships] and subdue it, for fear that after proclaiming to others the Gospel and things pertaining to it, I myself should become unfit [not stand the test, be unapproved and rejected as a cointerfeit] (1 Cor 9:24-27 AMP).
Hell wasn’t where the rich man in Luke 16 wanted to end up…but that’s where he ended up. His every day choices led him there…Why? Because he did not live intentionally. God commands us to work out (cultivate, carry out to the goal, and fully complete) your own salvation (Phil 2:13 AMP).
Live intentionally. Jesus is coming back soon.
by Yewande Olamiju
I haven’t been to Heaven…yet, bit I’m looking forward to living there with Jesus. I want to know what Heaven would be like. What would fill my days? What would I be doing for ever and ever and ever?
God’s roadmap to Heaven
A man who has never been to Abeokuta, needs to know the route to take to get to Abeokuta if he does not want to end up in Lokoja or Liberia. Continue reading
by Yewande Olamiju
Each day that goes by brings us closer day by day, to Jesus’ soon return.
Jesus said, “for the Son of Man is coming at an hour when you do not think He will” (Matt 24:44).
2 Peter 3:10 says, But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night .
Jesus spoke of people still working in the fields or at the mill when they’ll be taken in the Rapture (Luke 17:34-36, Matt 24:42-44). Continue reading
By God’s Icon
About a decade ago, my family and I moved into our new property with all the fun and adventure that comes with relocating. Three years before we moved into the house, my dad had instructed the gardener to plant some three little coconuts palms in different positions of the vast land. After being subjected to the same nutrients, soil, rainfall et atmospheric conditions over three years; one of the coconut trees later had dried off, the other was stunted in growth, while the last grew and blossomed, yielding large coconuts. Continue reading