Archive | October 2014

My daily Bible verse for the week: “Be still, and know that I am God!

imagesJesusThis week i am focusing on drawing my strength from God and learning to be still. Psalm 46: 10 says, “Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world.” As i think about this verse i am reminded of the movie Jungle book where Mowgli and Baloo are singing ‘bare necessities. Baloo says to Mowgli, ‘ So just try and… relax. Yeah. Cool it. Fall apart in my backyard. ‘Cause let me tell you something, little britches: if you act like that bee at… Uh-uh. You’re working too hard. And don’t spend your time lookin’ around for something you want that can’t be found…

Sometimes it is easy to overwork like that bee and get tangled up in the everyday hassle and bustle of life. We buzz to the kitchen,buzz to school,buzz to pick up and drop off. We buzz to work and we buzz to church sometimes as if going round and round on a hamster wheel. Regardless of all of these things i am beginning to see that the word of God is my shield and my fortress in the midst of everything and i actually do not mind being like a busy bee as long as i know that Yahweh is the one directing my steps.

Father God i pray that you help me and anybody else reading this or searching for the truth to internalize that beautiful verse and to be still and know you are God in Jesus name Amen.

A dog renamed Lazarus…..:)

doggggA Dog in Alabama who was left with horrific injuries after a car crash and had to be put down has miraculously survived. The little cutie’s owner was moving to another state and could no longer keep him so with all the odds against him including the accident he was left at the dog shelter. The workers at the shelter struggled to find a new home for him after various adverts on social networking sites hence decided to put him down.

The dog was given a lethal injection to put him to down but the next day workers at the shelter came in to find himn walking around looking as right as rein. According to Sky news, Ozark police Captain Bobby Blankenship, who supervises the city shelter, said: “He was injected with the right amount of medication that should have had him go to sleep.”Unfortunately, or actually fortunately for everybody else, here he was.”

He has since been renamed Lazarus after the Biblical character who Jesus brought to life and he has been re housed. Hey who says only cats have 9 lives…lol

Picture belongs to sky news

Wendy Alec tells her side of the story

WendyNearly a week after her husband stepped down from his role as one of the co-founders of GodTv, Wendy Alec has finally spoken out. According to an article published on the Plymouth Herald which was published 4 hours ago, Wendy has confirmed that her husband Rory Alec left her for another woman and no longer wants to stay married nor remain in ministry.

In a statement broadcasted on GodTv, Wendy spoke of how her marriage started to fall apart early 2014. She said sometime in March her husband started behaving in a strange manner and she felt in her heart something was up. She said by August 2014 Rory’s affair with a lady based in Austria had come to light. Unfortunately Rory and Wendy are no longer a couple as the statement read out suggests he refused counseling and has now moved out of his marital home.

According to Wendy, Rory is now living in a farm owned by his girlfriend’s father in South Africa (yes the Austrian lady with whom he cheated with). To make matters worse, this woman has been rather persistent and claims God told her that Rory is her husband…huh? come again, sorry lady but he cannot be your husband if he already has a wife as that would make it totally unbiblical. This is one thing that i would never understand, why some woman and some men target married people. Yes i understand nobody is perfect and we are still living on planet earth and hence prone to sin but for someone to target somebody who is already attached is bang out of order.

I feel sorry for this couple and their lovely children Samantha and Christian. I just pray God restores everybody concerned. Lets not forget, underneath it all, they are still people in need of the Grace and forgiveness of Yahweh.

Happy 57th birthday to Michael W Smith

SmithHappy 57th birthday to our modern day Psalmist Micheal W Smith who turned 57 years old yesterday 7th October. Looking at his most recent picture one would not believe he is beyond his forties…more like he is just entering his forties. Michael is well known for his beautiful worship music which is a staple for many churches worldwide. I can testify that his music ushered me into the kingdom of God and helped me work out a lot of issues when i was a brand new believer way way back in 2006.

It is good to see somebody growing older gracefully (with the Grace of God of course). It is even better to see somebody ploughing away with the work of God and that is exactly what Michael is doing. Michael recently released his brand new album called Sovereign. This album is full of beautiful songs which i cannot imagine anybody listening to without lifting their hands up in praise and worship unto the Lord.

As well as being a full time musician Michael W smith is also married and has been married for 31 years (take note Hollywood celebs). Michael is also a father of 5 who lends his time to good causes. Wow how does he find the time….must be the Grace of God so here here to many many more happy birthdays Amen.

Rory Alec quits GodTV

rory-and-wendy-alecRory Alec who co-founded GodTV 20 years ago with his wife has just stepped down from his role as the chief executive. Reports from Christian today say Rory released a statement last Thursday saying he has had a moral failure in relations to his marriage and as a result has stepped down and his wife Wendy will continue with the leadership role. Rory did not give further details but simply said in his statement as follows, “After 20 years of service, I have had a moral failure this year,”. Rory continues by adding,”For this reason, I am stepping down. Please forgive me for the disappointment I’ve caused, but I know your eyes are on Jesus who is the author and finisher of your faith and not on me, an imperfect man..t is with a heavy heart that I confirm my season with GOD TV is over for now.”

This is very sad and i hope and pray that God helps Rory and Wendy Alec through their issues. Asides from the television  ministry, they are still human. They are also parents to two beautiful children so i pray that God restores them all. I personally will still continue to watch GodTv because we have all fallen short of the Glory of God and i have watched so many wonderful programs on Godtv which has strengthen my faith over the years. Like Rory said we should keeps our eyes on Jesus the author and finisher of our faith.