LETS TALK ABOUT GOD AND HIS ATTRIBUTES 

God is good. He’s not partially good but he’s goodness itself 

He’s so good that his own character is the standard by which he’ll righteously judge the world 

His goodness is not merely an internal attribute,however God is good and so he does good.

God is the God of grace

This explains that God has called us unto his eternal glory

Truth be told, none of us deserves salvation it was not merit where merit or good works, or faithfulness abounded that grace abounds. Salvation is the abounding grace to abounding sinners 

If there is an attribute of God that is popular with even non-Christians, it is the love of God. But even the love of God is widely misunderstood.

God is love, but love is not God. Therefore, God is able to direct, apply, and sustain his love entirely independent of the standards and actions and philosophies of men. God’s love, when properly understood, is just as awesome and fearful as his holiness or wrath.

Because love is an attribute of God, his love is as infinite and eternal as his person and existence is
But an infinite, everlasting love inescapably implies other aspects to God’s love also. If his love is eternal then it must also be unconditional, because no one was present to earn or touch or plead for God’s love in eternity past. And if God loves unconditionally, he must also love sovereignly; he chooses whom to love and how to display his love for them.
But perhaps most precious of all, if God loves infinitely and unconditionally and sovereignly, then he must love immutably — his love does not change, does not wax or wane with the tides and emotions of humanity or history.
If God has ever loved you, then he has forever loved you! Dear reader, rest in the unchanging, sovereign love of God for you today.

FEAR COMES BEFORE SUCCESS 

Achieving lasting change, and getting what you
want in life, takes a sustained vision of the
future. That vision serves not just as an ongoing source of passion to get there, it helps your identify and tackle the obstacles that have held
you back until now.

These include fear of failure, such as doubts about your own worthiness for success And if you’re like most people, they also involve fear of
achieving the very things you want.
“The fear of success is an unequaled issue that arises when you are genuinely creating change and moving forward in your life 

“The fear of success is true because the future is real-we’re all going there-and what we imagine for our future has an enormous
influence on us.”

Yet, we are clueless how to deal with fears of success,because they’re in the future and we don’t know how to work on
the future. “Our culture is focused on fixing the past. It’s as if we are
driving through life staring in the rear-view mirror. 

To create and prolong success it is important to find and release your fears of success. The more you leave the task sunk, the more your fears will control you 
Fears of success tend to clump around issues. One of the

core fears that arise from change is that success will lead to

loneliness. Women especially fear success because they are afraid that

being powerful enough to create the life they want will render them

unlovable. Sometimes people fear success will mean being attacked by

enemies, or besieged by others wanting money or other things from

them.
Some fears of success are easy to release because they will

probably never happen, such as fears of losing it all. 

WAYS TO OVERCOME FEAR

So many people make declarations to change for better.

So many people who succeed in making declarations fail. 

But many fail before they give success a chance because of fear. 

Some are afraid of failure while others are afraid of success. 

Careless the source of the fear, it deceives too many and prevents them from achieving what they desire 

1. Comprehend fear and encircle it:Fear isn’t intentional to keep us nonoperational. Embrace fear but don’t allow it to control your actions or emotions. 

2. Handle peer pressure: Surround yourself with friends who will push you out of fear. Walk away from those holding you fine in one spot.

3. Educate yourself: If your fear is based on lack of information or ignorance . What we’re expected to do is to get the piece or knowledge you need to examine the situation based in facts and not hypothesis.
4. Seek for help: You can find a mentor you can confide and discuss with. No man is an island. You need supporters you can’t do everything on your own. Ask people for help, focus on them as your motivation. 

THE DOORMAN 

Once upon on a time,there lived a wise and righteous who cared deeply for his people. In order to ensure that is kingdom prospered, the king summoned one of his servants and gave him this decree, “Go and stand at the front of the palace. If someone comes and ask to see me,open the door and allowed them in so I may speak with them
So the servant went and did as the king commanded. People came from far and wide to see the king. Some were rich men,some were great scholars, Others were from noble families, and when they asked to see the king, the doorman gave them entry.
Then one day a poor begged came to the palace door and asked to see the king the doorman looked hike over and frowned 
The beggar’s cloth was dirty and torn,he wore no shoes and was unpleasant to look at.
“Surely my king will not wish to meet with such a man as this,” the doorman said to himself, and turned the beggar away. Soon the doorman began turning others away; people he deemed too poor, or too sick, or too strange. When the king discovered what the doorman was doing he summoned the doorman to him. 
“Why have you been turning away people from the palace?” the king demanded angrily. The doorman was surprised and replied meekly, “My king, I was only performing the duty you gave me.”
“Your duty was to open the door for whosever that wants to see me,” said the king, “you’re not to decide if they are worthy or not.”
It’s unfortunate that most of us behave like the doorman in this story. We style ourselves the “watchmen on the wall,” and if we see someone that doesn’t fit our standard or fit our definition of worthy, we slam the door in their face.
Our right is to open the door to anyone be it rich or poor through prayer, through friendship and through service. Remember, we are all equal at the door of Christ mercy. 

Prepare for the future 

Although the future is more than just technology. The time to start preparing for the future is in the present 
In the philosophy of time,this is the belief that only the present exists and the future and the past are not real
There is no need to be skeptical about the future 

The future is so uncertain,about this makes people work so hard not to have less of what they have always wanted.
The future is so real,there are so many ambiguous things in the future that we do not know of even I am 
The future is basically the motivation of christians,because no one wants to be left behind. We all need a savior that is why we all choose to follow the light. 
But we got to keep believing and hoping because no one knows tomorrow which is the future. We have to prepare for it.

LEAVING PRINTS ON HEARTS 


There is an old saying which says we all live to serve that by helping and providing for others we all live to fulfill our destiny.
I don’t know if this is actually correct but I know how I feel when I help someone and I see that I make difference; something actually happens, I do get a sense of happiness, joy and fulfillment and I feel a surge of energy and a sense of purpose 

When we make a difference in people’s life we tend to leave a unforgettable print in their hearts.

We’re all talented and gifted with a unique set of skills. With those skills we can make a positive impacts in people’s life

It’s completely up to you the difference you want your life to make and whether you want your life to make a difference 
Leave prints on people’s heart and make a difference today 

OVERCOMING TEMPTATION

There is a balance to successfully avoiding or facing any temptation. On one hand, we have a responsibility to turn away from any situation, person, or opportunity that draws us away from God.

We cannot, with any sincerity, be praying for our heavenly Father not to lead us into temptation, if we are not ourselves striving to avoid temptation. If we are praying “lead us not into temptation” while headlong into sin, our prayers are a farce and will be ineffective.

On the other hand, Jesus’ model prayer reminds us that we do not, in and of ourselves, have the strength to face or overcome temptations to sin. This is why we pray for our Lord to deliver us from evil.

We need his deliverance. We need his strength. When it is all said and done, we must confess that any sin we have ever overcome or been delivered from was overcome through the grace and leadership of our heavenly Father.

It is for this reason that we are taught to also pray, “thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever.” May that be our heart’s song as we face every temptation through the strength of his Spirit.

JULIE AND THE OPPOSITE SEX


In the fading twilight, the headlights of an approaching car reminded Bill to reach for the dashboard and turn on his lights. As the horde of rush-hour cars streamed by, jack reminisced about the teenage daughter he had just picked up from band practice.
He smiled as he thought about all those after-school trips over the last few years: dance classes, piano practices, the unending cycle of softball games and tournaments. He glanced at her in the seat next to him and thought, “She’s starting to look like her mom. Her childhood has passed so quickly”
Usually, Jack and his daughter made small talk on their brief ride home. Not tonight. Jack was concerned about the growing emotional distance between them. Sure, he knew this gap was normal for teenagers and their parents. But he wasn’t ready yet to surrender his role as a parent. He hoped the conversation he was about to initiate would help close that gap. He had prayed for an opportunity to talk to her alone—without her three brothers around. This was it.
“Julie, how are you doing with the guys?” he asked, struggling to disguise the wobble he felt in his voice.

“Oh, okay,” Julie replied, in a cryptic teenage fashion. She looked nonchalantly out her window as their car crossed a small bridge.
Bill smiled and probed: “You know, your mom and I have been talking about you and all those boys who call on the phone.”

Julie squirmed uncomfortably in her seat. Realizing now where this conversation was headed, she rolled her eyes.

“Your mom and I just want to make sure you know what you stand for as you get old enough to date. You know what I mean, Pudd’n?”

Pudd’n was Bill’s pet name for his daughter. He hoped it might soften her heart.
She smiled faintly.
“I would like to ask you a very personal question and give you the freedom not to answer if you don’t want to.” He paused, waiting for her reply.

“Sure, Dad. Why not?” she said flatly.
Bill gripped the steering wheel and shot a glance into her eyes. “Have you thought through how far you are going to go, physically, with the opposite sex?”

Whew. There—he’d done it! Bill and his wife had talked before with Julie about God’s standards about sex, but soon she would be dating and making moral choices on her own. They wanted to encourage her to make the right ones.
“Uh, well, I guess,” she replied. She was obviously feeling even more ill at ease.
They were just a block from home, so gently but firmly, Bill pressed the final question: “Well then, would you mind telling me how far you intend to go? Where are you going to draw your boundaries?”

He stopped the car a few feet short of the driveway and feigned a look into the mailbox. He knew his wife always got the mail, but Julie was acting like a basketball team ahead by one point in the fourth quarter, hoping the clock would run out. She was stalling.
Jack faced Julie and waited for her response. If he had waited for a month, he wouldn’t have been ready for what she said.
“No, I don’t want to tell you” she said firmly.
Decision time for this dad. He deliberated, What if I press the issue and she gets angry? Do I probe further now or double back later?
“Okay,” he replied, “I’ll take that for an answer . . . for now.”
A tense silence filled the car as it eased forward and stopped in the driveway.

Jack is definitely a courageous dad, pressing into a relational hot spot where most parents fear to tread. Although it’s uncomfortable, he’s definitely on the right track.
Just what role should parents play to steer a child away from the traps in the most popular sport for many teens—the dating game?
For us, dating or courting is a small part of the overall process of determining God’s will for discovering your life partner in marriage. In our family the focus has not been on dating, but more on training our teens in their character and in how to develop a relationship with the opposite sex.
Parents really have a great role to play in their teenagers and relationships with the opposite sex.

                 COMFORT

There are a thousand different places,people and pleasures that promise comfort and healing and satisfaction…But there comfort is vain,their promises are empty.Cosmetics are not the fountain of youth they claim to be,cars do not satisfy the car-venous need for the pleasure that people have,and college will not feel the need for knowledge that every one of us feels. They comfort in vain.
Many religious leaders or philosophical seers or academic icons pretend to understand the needs of mankind and claim to have found the answers to life’s big questions. But they have seen a lie. They are just as blind in their own musings and speculations as those whom they persuade to follow them.
The only true promise,the only full comfort that’s to be found in all the universe is found at the feet of Jesus.
Everything else and everyone else that makes a pretense of substituting the creator God is telling you a lie,is offering empty promises,is plying a false comfort.
Are you looking today for a soul-filling, need-meeting,pleasure-supplying-comfort? The greatest pleasure the world will ever know is the satisfaction of submitting to God,Confessing our desperate condition apart from him,and begging him to fill us with himself.
You’ll not be disappointed in him,His comfort is not in vain.