The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament (MP) for Ningo Prampram constituency, Mr Sam George, has called on the government to implement the United Nations (UN) conventions on the statelessness of refugees in the country.
The supreme behaviour and lifestyle you must Supreme to love God and genuinely love people. Next, make sure you bask in and totally enjoy divine peace-peace that comes from Christ.
Remember the disciples of Jesus. When Christ was crucified, their world’s caved in. They were confused, frustrated, embarrassed, shamed and extremely afraid.
They locked themselves up behind closed door. But on Resurrection Day Jesus appeared to them, standing in their midst, breathed on them and gave them divine peace. What a great relief, Christ was there for them.
In whatever situation, the true believer has to look up to Jesus who is there for them. Always bask in His peace. For “thou dost keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Thee” (Isaiah 26:3).
In addition be thankful. A grateful person is usually a joyous and peaceful person.
The Bible passage in Colossians Chapter 3 gives the final critical principles to follow in practical holy living (v.16&17):
Continually engage in God’s word
Let the message of Christ dwell in your hearts – regularly meditate on God’s word and memorise it. That is what builds your faith up and directs you in the paths of godliness.
Responsible Bible use – that is read, study, meditate, memorise, and practice or apply God’s word transforms our lives. It makes us more Christ-like.
Teach and counsel with God’s word
After we have first studied God’s word carefully and practiced it in our own lives, we are urged next to teach and counsel each other with God’s word.
“Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts”. (v.16).
The sequence is essential. We see the same sequence in Ezra 7:10, NLT “This was because Ezra had determined to study and obey the law of the LORD and to teach those decrees and regulations to the people of Israel.
Praise and worship
Personal and corporate praise and worship is essential to practical holy living. We exist to bring worship to God. “Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts (v.16). But that’s only part of it.
Every aspect of our lives must worship God. You want a reason for daily and continually praising and thanking God?
Pastor Rick Warren quips, “God wants all of you. God doesn’t want a part of your life. He asks for all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.
God is not interested in half-hearted commitment, partial obedience and the left overs of your time and money. He desires your full devotion, not little bits of your life”.
Your whole life, every aspect of it, must be worship to God. Pastor Rick Warren continues, “if God never did anything else for you, He would still deserve your continual praise for the rest of your life because of what Jesus did for you on the cross.
“God’s son died for you. This is the greatest reason for worship. Jesus could have saved Himself – but then He could not have saved you.
“For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ.” 2 Corinthians 5:21, NLT.
Jesus gave up everything so you could have everything. Never again should you wonder what you have to be thankful for”!
Do everything as unto the Lord Jesus: We finally turn to a statement that summarises the guidelines and steps to practical Holy living “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”(v.17, NIV).
Whatever conduct, behaviour, or action you take in life, do it because of Jesus. Do it such that your action or behaviour will bring honour and glory to the name of Jesus.
Do it such that Christians and others will praise God your Father in Heaven!
Energy needs increase by an average of 300kcal throughout pregnancy. This should be properly adjusted for taking into cognisance factors such as pre-pregnancy weight, activity level and the trimester of pregnancy.
While the exercise bike has long been known to make you a bit sore down there, it could actually be doing some real damage.
According to research published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, spending too much time on an exercise bike or an actual bike can desensitise your nether regions to the extent that you enjoy sex less.
With billions of users, Facebook is one of the most powerful influencers in the world. But with anything that powerful, you have to be careful how you deal with it.
While Facebook says protecting the privacy of its users is of utmost priority, there are certain pieces of information you might want to consider not having on there, like your home address, or where you went to school.
Intuitively, people rationalise to identify the potential causes of their illness with questions such as: ‘‘Is it because of the excess alcohol I have been drinking habitually?”, or is it probably due to my high fat intake of late?’’, etc.
When you work hard every single day and there’s only so much money left after your regular expenses, you have to make certain it’s well spent. Spend your limited funds on what science says will make you happy.
In spite of the rampant destruction of the environment and water bodies left in the trail of galamsey activities in most communities across the country, there are some who have guarded against the menace and it is so refreshing to know.
Giving employees the time they need to rest, enjoy life and return to work rejuvenated can produce massive benefits for companies.
When employees plan holidays, family and friends getaways, those getaways are a smart move for companies because taking breaks or time off brings employees back refreshed, happier and healthier — and that leads to increased productivity.
There is nothing like falling in love and the joy of a new relationship. You feel on top of the world and everything around you glows with love. Your only wish at this time is that you will live happily thereafter.
One strategy that some lovers use to hold on to their relationships is by being clingy. A clingy person is one who is totally and emotionally dependent on his or her lover.
The Christian churches exist to make disciples. In the Africa Study Bible (ASB) project formulation with Dr.Tite Tienou from Burkina Faso as Chair, it was decided that the project would focus on discipleship and life transformation by providing tools and help to grow Christians deep in their faith.
Thus, the ASB comes as a unique fresh resource material to help the church to develop their members into Christ-like disciples.
One of the biggest obstacles to achieving your goals is you. In the pursuit of success, sometimes the hardest thing to do is to get out of your own way; and one of the ways that this can manifest itself is procrastination.
More often than not, you are not putting something off because of laziness or disinterest.
Do you need to take a vitamin? Gwyneth Paltrow seems to think the answer is yes. Her new Goop-branded monthly vitamin packs, which cost $90 each and sport names like "Why Am I So Effing Tired" and "High School Genes," claim to deliver a number of health benefits, from energy-boosting to metabolism-speeding.