The act of stewardship 


Hey guys am so sorry I haven’t posted in a while I actually don’t have any excuse for that. I was studying with my bible study group and I felt the need to share some things with you all. I hope this adds a lot to your life.

1. What is important to God

God is passionate about the salvation of his children. Finding your identity in Gods word, loving his word and living by his word; and using this knowledge you have gained this new found love to draw in more people to him by serving their interests and ministering his word to them. 

Matthew 5 vs 13-16 is talking about believers being the salt and light of the world. In verse 16 the Bible explains that we should let our light shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your father in heaven; meaning as believers we should give our self to the interests of Others. 

What is important to God is understanding the sacrifice Jesus did and be ready to please him by serving others, which is beyond activities but obeying and teaching his instructions.

2. Who is a kingdom steward and what does it mean?

First of all what is stewardship ? It is the activity or job of protecting and being responsible for something or someone’s property. 

Having this basic understanding kingdom stewardship is someone taking the responsibility of Gods people and property Here on earth. Putting the interest of God work at heart and living to please him and thank him for the grace of salvation. 

 Luke 12:42-44 KJV

[42] And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of meat in due season? [43] Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing. [44] Of a truth I say unto you, that he will make him ruler over all that he hath. … this scripture explains who a kingdom stewardship is, someone working whole heartedly for God here on earth.

Ephesians 6:6-8 KJV

[6] Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart; [7] With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men: [8] Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free. …

3.should every believer be a kingdom steward and why?

First of all who is a believer? He is one who has accepted the truth and the word of God. For you to have accepted Jesus and the word of God you must have also accepted his ministry and you must have understood the gravity of what he went through on the cross just for our sins. As a believer it is expected that out of being grateful you will do the work of Christ on earth for dieing for you and by that you will be a kingdom steward. 

Yes every believer should be a kingdom steward because it shows the love you have for Christ and his word and most importantly it’s a way of saying thank you to God for the salvation of your soul.

4. What is the reward of a kingdom steward?

Exodus 23:25-26 KJV

[25] And ye shall serve the Lord your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee. [26] There shall nothing cast their young, nor be barren, in thy land: the number of thy days I will fulfil.

Matthew 6:33 When one gladly and wholeheartedly serve the lord, all the blessings above and even more would be given to the person and this blessings are not limited to you alone, you and your house hold up to your generation will benefit from the blessings of the reward of being a kingdom steward.

Ephesians 6:7-8 KJV

 [7] With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men: [8] Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free. …

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Today’s inspiration 

Somehow I can’t believe that there are any heights that can’t be scaled by a man who knows the secrets of making dreams come true. This special secret, it seems to me, can be summarized in four C s. They are curiosity, confidence, courage, and constancy, and the greatest of all is confidence. When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable.

                                        -Walt Disney.

#confidence #believe #secrets #successh

GET A LIFE

 

“you only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”- Mae West

Everybody wants a perfect ending but most don’t work  towards building it, some would sit back and dream all day like i don’t get waiting for a miracle or what?  i mean please what’s this world turning to actually, this generation is not even helping matters. there are so many people out there the teenagers and youths especially with potentials and dreams but just too lazy to work it or most times deceived by the things of this world like partying, drinking amongst others pretending and living carelessly with the mentality that all things would be just as planned or imagined.

Making mistakes in life is one of the things that make life what it is but then its a shame on your part if you don’t work towards correcting your mistake or even letting it bring you down, remember mistakes are proves that you are trying its not the final say.  Just because you tried changing but them it didn’t work doesn’t mean you should stop trying, Most people fail to realise that life is a gift and each day of ones life should be used wisely; don’t just sit there drinking and regretting the things you have done or fantasising about what you want when you can work for.

i always tell people to “Get a life” and by this i mean have a plan and vision for your life, don’t just be in life also make life, live life and maximise life. This life is what you make it and the truth is a life without a vision, plan and focus is worthless and not appreciated.

I am not a fan of making new year resolutions because i believe that everyday is an opportunity to change why wait for a new year before you make things right; but right now i think i would admonish you all to make the very best of this short period before the new year begins and set things right, make note of the things you want to drop back in this year it might be habits, friends, you know what you want to change and drop  to make your life better; Like are you not tired of just being the same old you, doing the same thing over and over again each year, hanging out with the same set of people that are not helping you in any way, drinking or smoking trust me you really have to drop these, you know these things; you don’t have to continue with them like really get a life and by this i mean build one not dream one or regret one, I know these things look very easy to do until you start but then one key is to never give up and be determined.

The good thing about life is that it always give you an opportunity to set things right no matter how old you are or how far you have gone, why don’t you take this opportunity and set things right starting afresh this coming year.

Its so much ok to fantasise and dream but if care is not taken most people would live their lives dreaming for what they would never have not because they couldn’t have it but because they didn’t work for it. Always remember ” it does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live”-  J.K Rowling

GET A LIFE that’s all i have to say….

Words for thought 

You must know that in any moment a decision you make can change the course of your life forever: the very next person stand behind in line or sit next to on an airplane, the very next phone call you make or receive, the very next movie you see or book you read or page you turn could be the one single thing that causes the floodgates to open, and all of the things that you’ve been waiting for to fall into place.

                               -Anthony Robbins

how to overcome writer’s block

 

Writing is one activity which sounds and looks very easy until you have to pick up your pen to start writing and then it’s the other way round. Writing involves using written words to express ideas, opinions, thoughts, experience, etc.

Every single person that picks up a pen to start writing must in the first place have something to write about or better still holding a pen would inspire or bring about an idea to write about. It normal to start writing and then at a point there is this blockage where inspiration seizes to flow, you ran out of ideas and everything is just frustrating which would eventually lead to you abandoning the piece you were writing. Like this is so normal and it can be annoying and disturbing.

First we have to identity some causes to writer’s block

  • Wrong timing
  • Fear
  • Too many ideas at once
  • Lack of focus
  • Perfectionism [when you want everything to just be perfect instead of focusing on how it would come about]

Here are some steps or rather what I do to avoid having this “writer’s block”

  • First things first inspiration; inspiration is a thing of nature, music just name it every single thing around us. When am writing a piece and the suddenly get stuck what do I do? I go back to what inspired me to write about that in the first place then find myself some music to back that process up, then think about a scene to push my thoughts into words and start writing and in no time am back on track.
  • Voice recording; this has helped me a lot, its normal that when one start writing we get ideas rushing in like all at once and at that point in time one is just so anxious and happy that you would want to put it all down at once, but the truth is when this happens you need to give yourself a break so as not to miss a point or even confuse your story due to so many ideas; when this happens I just put on my voice recorder and get my ideas recorded  so as not to mix up my ideas and get stuck at a point, after doing this I listen carefully to myself and  get going with my writing.
  • Read a book, when I am stuck in writing I usually pick up another book just to put myself on track and be inspired to continue.
  • Also there are times when I want to write but then nothing seems to be flowing in, what I do when I have this blockage is to get myself settled, I either take a stroll to clear my head, listen to music or watch a movie [it’s funny how I get inspiration from movie scenes] after doing one of these I always come up with something to write about.
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  • One important thing I also do when I have this blockage at the middle of a writing, first I forget that am writing about something and take a break then after some hours or the next day I go back to the beginning and think about why I started and what I wanted to drive at, this process usually leads to changing the story line but then I don’t mind it’s for the better.
  • Lastly I feel the only way to avoid blockage when writing is to stay inspired, find what inspires you to write and stay with it, try not to divert when writing and don’t push so much ideas at once, be calm and all things would work well.

Writing is a process that includes inspiration, passion and focus.  One thing I want all writer to know is that you don’t have to be inspired to write just start it the inspiration to complete it would flow. When you are faced with a blockage when writing it’s important not to panic and have it at the back of your mind that you are not the only one its happening to and most importantly don’t give up because ideas are not flowing now does not mean it won’t flow later, just keep revisiting it and it will flow just as needed.

I hope this article helped a lot and feel free to add your ideas and comments too.

Today’s inspiration 

I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.Billy Joel 

My name poem

[OLARONKE ENITAN ARIYIBI]

 

Oh gracious lord,

Lingering we come

Awaiting your mercy

Render help unto your people

Our eyes are on you lord;

Near your altar we offer our

Kines as a sacrifice to you

Early in the morning.

 

Eagerly and patiently waiting for your help

Nibbling in pain,

In agony we cry asking

Thou plague when will thou end?

A question wondering in our hearts;

Nearer lord, nearer we long for your hand.

 

Arise and have mercy lord; let your

Rain fall down and wash away our tears

In pain and agony oh

Yes lord, we still trust in you

In your infinite mercy, hear us lord

Believe in your word you said, and that we did

In your infinite mercy, save us lord.