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Psalm 90:17 “And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.”
What a privilege again to enjoy the mercy, the beauty of God today. Praise God for the gift of another day. Five days in year 2017 are gone forever. I am sure that as you multiply the mercies of God upon your life daily, His beauty will be obvious in your life, family and the work of your hands in Jesus name, amen.
It is dangerous not to have something in your hand, life that God could bless. God want His beauty radiates your life endeavors. God want to establish the work of your hand with His beauty, mercy. King David prayed to God to bless the works of our hands with His beauty, mercy. It is God’s beauty that will distinguished you for establishment this year and beyond.
Man must make effort, work with his brain through positive thinking, network with others through godly relationships, study and do some research, plan and take proactive decisions, demonstrate a personality avoid of corruption in work place for promotion and so on. But failure to ask, seek and open the door for God’s beauty/mercy upon his work, will be an effort in futility.
May the beauty, mercy of God permeate your life and the work of your hand throughout the year in Jesus name, amen.
Psalm 90:14 “O satisfy us early with thy mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.”
Experiencing the mercy, favor, grace early in a New Year, and if maintained by faithfulness and obedience to God, will definitely gladden others days in the year. Therefore, the onus is you and me to maintain our ways before the Almighty God.
This was the prayer and heart cry of King David. This was due to the spirit of understanding he possessed. One of your major prayer and pursuit this year should be, “LORD GIVE ME THE SPIRIT OF UNDERSTANDING” Seek for understanding in this New Year. Kind David understood the importance of GOD’S MERCY early enough in a New Year.
This year is a year of having MORE AND MORE. King David understood what it means to have more and more, therefore he prayed for satisfaction of mercy not just mere mercy. When we are satisfied with God’s righteousness, holiness, fruits of the spirit, gifts of the spirit, spirit of faith, His power and authority, riches, wealth, health and wellness, inheritance in Christ, our hearts will rejoice and be glad all through the days in the new year and for the rest of our lives.
Did you pray for mercy today? Prayer of God’s mercy is not only for sinners. There is a way that a sinner will plead for God’s mercy and there is a way a saint, a child of God redeemed by the blood of Christ will ask for mercy for victory every day and for mercy over life’s endeavors
My prayer for you today is that mercy will find you early. It find you and your family in January, in February, in March and throughout the year. in the morning, mercy will be your companion, at noon, mercy will shelter you and at night, mercy will be your pillar of fire from all evil. Enjoy Mercy in Jesus name, amen.
Psalm 89:1 says; “I will sing of the mercies of the LORD forever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations.”
King David acknowledged the mercies of God on his life and he could not but praise God. His determination to praise God was for a life-time “FOREVER” Due to the daily mercies of God upon his life, he made a commitment to live and leave legacy behind from generation to generations. Today, we are reading about him because of the posterity he left behind.
Those who recognizes the mercies of God on their lives, do not take it for granted. They worship God. They bless others with the mercies of God upon their lives. They see themselves as privileged by God to enjoy His mercies.
To make known the faithfulness of God to all generations, is to share of the mercies of God with others. They preach the gospel of Christ to others. They share their blessings, riches, wealth, opportunities, time, resources, and life to bless, impact people’s lives positively. They do not take the glory of the mercies of God upon themselves. They honor God in all their endeavors in life.
How wonderful it will be if we make up our minds by the grace of God to use our mouth to sing of God’s mercies and make known His faithfulness to humanity. Let’s disciplined our mouth this year and for the rest of our lives, to use our tongue positively. This will be much more possible through transformation of life. It will be impossible to truly sing and make known God’s faithfulness with your mouth and life if your life is yet to receive the initial mercy of God through salvation available only through Christ.
My prayer is that our mouth, lifestyle will sing of the mercies of God. May we leave the legacy of mercies and God’s faithfulness to us to generations after we have gone in Jesus name, amen.
Exodus 33:19 says; “And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the Lord before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will shew mercy on whom I will shew mercy.” You can also read Romans 9:15
There is a universal mercy of God that He shows to mankind daily. Also there are unique mercies that God express to the people that loved Him and accept His Provision for humanity. Moses pleaded to see the glory of God, to see God face to face and he requested for the presence of God to be with him and the children of Israel.
People prayed at watch night service of December 31st, 2016 and January 1st, 2017. People are still praying and probably fasting already in the New Year to see the glory and enjoy the presence of God in the journey of 2017. Moses prayed the same prayer but God answered him in a unique way…. God says; “He will shows mercy to whom He will show mercy” This means you need to qualify yourself for some exceptional mercies of God. God also must qualify you.
The first and the greatest qualification is to find GRACE in the sight of God. You must embrace the grace of God. You must grow in the knowledge of grace. You must grow in your relationship and fellowship with God. You must avoid anything, anywhere and any person that want to take grace out of your life. There are revelations and inspirations you must receive from God this year for your next never. That is what it means to “show mercy to whom I will show mercy.”
When God shows you mercy, you will never remain the same again. You will be turned to another man and another woman. When God shows you mercy, the things that people struggle for will be easy for you. When God shows you mercy, you will manifest His glory to your world in a specific way. When God shows you mercy, your foes will bow before you. When God shows you mercy, impossibilities becomes possible for you. When God shows you mercy, closed doors will open, you will receive help from far and near, you will see and experience the miraculous than Moses did because we are in a better covenant.
Will you allow God to show you His mercy today and for the rest of your life? The choice is yours. Choose to walk intimately with God this year and for the rest of your life. God will never enforce His queue mercy on you. It is for those who are willing and obedient.
I pray for you today that you walk closely with God this year and enjoy unusual mercies of God in Jesus name, amen
Psalm 103:11 says: “For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is His mercy toward them that fear Him.”
I am yet to see a man that is void of the mercy of God on the planet. The two guiding angels that God assigned to us are: GOODNESS AND MERCY to follow us by default throughout our lifetime. However, there are higher, greater, richer levels of MERCY that man can attract and enjoy. This higher level of mercy comes from fear/honour/reverence to God our creator.
Some people claim to fear God but in practical terms, they deny him. To fear God and attract His mercy, is to obey God, do His will, honour His word, and have a first-hand knowledge of Him in your life. Knowledge and fear of God to attract more mercy, must be demonstrated by us. For instance, the Bible says; “the soul that sinneth shall die.” This knowledge ought to make me and you fear God to attract His MERCY. To fear God does not connote panic, worry and anxiety. It implies acknowledging God as the owner of your life and daily obeying and depending on Him absolutely.
In the New Year, lets fear and honour God more in our lives, families, businesses, career, ministry, pursuit, in our churches, homes, government, polities, schools, place of work etc. God is willing and ready to express His higher, greater and richer level of MERCY to us throughout this New Year “if you hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God to observe and do all His commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set YOU on high above all nations of the earth.”
May you enjoy higher levels of Mercy/Favour/Blessing/Grace today and throughout the year in Jesus name, amen.
Happy New Year! I praise God for the mercy He has demonstrated to you and me to see another brand New Year. May His mercy continue to endure in our lives in Jesus name, amen
Saturday September 10th, 2016, the Lord laid it on my heart during devotion to start MERCY FOR TODAY. It will be a daily Word from God about the expression of His mercy/love/grace/favour to mankind. I thought I will be able to start immediately, but I thank God that the series is starting today and for the rest of the rest of the year and beyond.
Psalm 23:6 says: “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”
Throughout year 2017 and for the rest of your life, you will daily enjoy God’s goodness and mercy.
King David was so confidence that goodness and mercy will follow him all the days of his life. This is because he knows and understands the nature of God. He understands the delight of God concerning him daily. King David said, “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.”
Making the Lord your Shepherd removes lack, lost and limitations over your life. No matter the recession in the land, when you make God your shepherd, you can confidently say goodness and mercy will follow you all the days of your life. Living in God’s presence daily, attract God’s mercies to you. No wonder, King David said; “I will dwell in God’s presence forever.” Live in God’s presence throughout Year 2017. Stay in the secret place throughout the year because that is where the mercies of God is.
I believe God, if you live in obedience, righteousness, and faith in God, every day of 2017, goodness and mercy will follow you, stay with you, and grow with you. Mercy will speak for you wherever your name is mentioned. Mercy will break all limitations over your life and family. Mercy will be your best friend throughout the year in Jesus name, amen.
My heart bled when I heard about the Brazilian football team (Chapcoense FC) who died in a plane crash yesterday killing over 71 people. These are professionals going about their normal daily business. I am so sorry that this happen to fellow human beings like me. We feel for our pets, how much more human life. It is well!
How many have gone out to do their business/work but never return? How many have died on the road, sea, rail, air and even in front of their houses because a strange vehicle came and killed them? How many have lost their loved ones this year? But God has kept you and me alive. It is for a purpose. Don’t take it for granted. Seek God while He may be found and call upon Him while He is near. Isaiah 55:6
We are not better than those that have gone. “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgement.” Heb 9:24
If you have seen and experienced the faithfulness of God this year, you need to start praising God where you are.
If you have seen and experienced the faithfulness of God this year, you need to pray for the families and loved ones of this Brazilian Team and all those that lost their lives in this plane crash
If you have seen and experienced the faithfulness of God this year, you need to pray for the aviation and transportation industry.
If you have seen and experienced the faithfulness of God this year, you need to pray against every human and technical error that will affect you, your loves ones and people generally.
If you have seen and experienced the faithfulness of God this year, you need to appreciate, place value on your life and please God daily with your life. ONLY ONE LIFE AND IT WILL SOON BE GONE
Lord we thank you for our families and loved ones. Lord we thank you for our friends and business partners that you have kept alive. Lord we thank you for your grace, peace and mercies over our nation. Lord we thank you for you have triumphed glorious for us Exodus 15:1
Who is greater than Jehovah Lord divine? There is no one greater than Jehovah Lord divine.
Today is special in my life because it is my birthday and this is my gift to you.
The word of God says; “If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small.” Proverbs 24:10
Fainting in economy recession is a sign of weakness and not strength. It shows the level of maturity. It shows the measure of a person’s capacity to stand against all odd. Recession has no capacity to steal and kill anyone emotionally, mentally, financially and spiritually. Nonetheless, recession/famine period could kill happy marriages/homes, joyful life, blossom financial life, profitable business, promising career, etc. if allowed by negative thought life, negative confessions, sinful lifestyle, unbelief, hopelessness and lack of foresight, companying with unfriendly friends and neglect of personal responsibilities of life.
There must be recession. There must be hard times. The current recession in Nigeria, is not the first time and it will not be the last. A recession or famine could be a divine interruption for you to seek God. Many are on vacation from God. But the recession has made them to seek Him.
Tough time’s never last but tough people do.
Why would you give up at this time? This is the worse time to give up on your dreams, your goals. This is the worse time to compromise your convictions on finance, business ethics, marriage, family, faith in Christ. This is the best time to be creative, think outside the box, and look for legitimate opportunities to generate more income. Make no mistake, there are no short-cuts. Every short-cuts with the same level of maturity will eventually lead to bankruptcy thereafter.
This is the best time to look inward and not outward for help. These are period of inspiration and divine counsel. Don’t close your mind at this time. Open your mind to God’s leading. This is the time to seek and embrace God’s ideas. This is the best time to be alive.
And it came to pass. This recession has come and it will pass. Therefore, don’t sell your birthright like Esau and your soul like Judas Iscariot. There is no wisdom in settling for something that will not last the test of time. Don’t gamble with your soul and future prospects at a time like this. Be content with what you have but seek more genuinely.
A brother and a friend, had a temporary family recession but his wife left him at the time he needed her most. She thought he would never overcome the recession. She never knew the recession came to pass and not to stay in that family. She threw away family values because of a mere family recession and not even national recession. She did not see future prospects in the family again. She left for another man. That is sin against God because God hate divorce. Today, that my friend and brother is a millionaire in dollars because he refused to give up during a temporal famine. DON’T GIVE UP!
This is not the time to depend only on one source of income. Nigeria as a nation has long depended on oil. We are experiencing the negative impact of that today. The current government is seriously working to diversify the economy. Be creative with your certificates and career. Instead of thinking and planning how to beat the corrupt and porous system in your organization, employment to your advantage to cushion the effect of the recession, add something legitimate to your job and opportunity
God want you and me to have positive disposition to recession and to life generally. Smile, laugh, be happy, and be joyful even in recession. There is no casting down for you but lifting up this period. A friend in my office asked me like thrice that what my secret is. He said I always look calm and without worry. I simply told him that Jesus is my secret. If you have Jesus, there is nothing to worry about. Do what you need to do legitimately as your own responsibility and God will take care of everything you have committed to His trust. “At destruction and famine thou shalt laugh: neither shalt thou be afraid of the beasts of the earth.” Job 5:22
In times like this you need a Savior, an anchor to help you overcome challenges of life. “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.” Psalm 23:1
My birthday prayer for you is in Proverbs 30:30; “A lion which is strongest among beast and turneth not away for any.” May you be strengthen and strong against recession in Jesus name. Recession will turn away from you because you have the capacity to face it and conquered. May you be directed in wisdom to do what is right at this time. Receive the boldness to say no to sin, compromises and evil of this time in Jesus name. You will not faint in recession. You will prosper and flourish in recession in Jesus name, amen.
Happy Birthday to me
No two human beings are the same. We are created by God with unique, peculiar talents, gifts, endowments. So life is not about discovering or finding yourself, life is about creating, making your uniqueness known to your world for a fee. Your gifting cannot be fake. It is divine. So practice your talents daily to become exceptional that your world will buy into. Your uniqueness is for a purpose. Your purpose should be your passion and if you don’t know your purpose, then your passion becomes your purpose in life.
Achievement is accomplished by ordinary people with extra-ordinary insight and inspiration, having been in touch with God and nature privately via: prayer, thinking, studying, meditation, taking responsibility for their lives etc.
True dream and potential must focus on meeting people’s needs, improving lives and alleviating human suffering. Genuinely using our gifts to solve problems, creates more opportunities for our gifts to solve problems and in the process make money. Our prosperity is in the problems God created us to solve. Fulfillment is in developing our gifting. Your prosperity is not in a job but your job is meant to develop your gifting. I know some medical doctors, lecturers, lawyers, clergy men and women who act in Christian movies today not necessarily for money but they feel not fulfilled not acting.
Consequently, if you are gifted to:
-Sing, plan to start writing your songs
-Create a movie by writing and joining a drama group
-Write, start by documenting your daily experiences and observations in a journal and later make books out of it.
-Be innovative in the things you handle and create things out of nothing for a fee.
-Be people centered. Genuinely caring for people gives you insight to their challenges that could help you create a solution for a fee. This solution can be credited to you throughout life. You remember Thomas Edison and the likes.
The challenge with many gifted and talented people in our world is the fact that, they want to monetize their gifting from day one. They are not ready to volunteer and render free services of their gifting in their place of work or business, in their religious circles and fair of influence. Some are very good in mathematics today because they offered free tutorials in school. Some are good at their craft today because they render free service on it. Everything is not about money, it is about adding value to humanity. Sincere people know how to reward people that are selfless.
How do you generate passive income from your intellectual property?
Income from your creation is called royalty. Royalty is associated to the royal family. People of a particular community, town, city, state continue to pay tributes/taxes to the royal family because it is assumed they own the land by been the first family to discover that habitation. Therefore, you are entitled to a royalty for discovering, creating, innovating things in life for human advancement and development. Real royalty is the one that is collected for you.
If you have written a book or books and you are the one selling the books, you are earning Active Income not Passive or Residual Royalty. But if you have outlets that sells your books for you online and offline and all you receive is alert from your Bank account that is royalty.
There are discoveries and creations through gifting and talents of people that are no more but their value is still being felt today. They are dead but their families are rich forever from the moneys that comes from ROYALTY Yearly. Steve Jobs is dead but his royalty from Apple goes to his family. Stephen Covey is dead but is royalty from the sales of his book “The Seven Habits Of Highly Effective People” goes to his family. Bob Marley, Michael Jackson, Fela Anikulapo and so on, are all dead but their royalty goes to their family.
Think of creating something today that will be exceptional and outlive you.
You will agree with me, that to earn royalty from intellectual property, you MUST be exceptionally good. It requires inspiration, creativity and connection with the divine. It requires seeing people the way God sees them to create a solution to solve man’s problem. There is also the fear of your solution/creativity/innovation not been accepted. Continuous improvement and personal development, will eventually give you your own audience in this world.
There is nothing to worry about. You can own your own intellectual property, by first owning your life. There is a better way that intelligent and people with integrity can leverage on. The focus is; FIVE (5) WAYS TO GENERATE PASSIVE INCOME not five (5) ways to make money. The focus is freedom not security.
There is one more legitimate way to generate passive income. Watch out for it. This is just number four out of five.
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The best way to print your own money is to own a business. Entrepreneurship is the way to riches and wealth. Employment as not and will not make anybody rich. Going by the cashflow quadrant of Robert Kiyosaki of people that own 95% of the wealth of this world, are the 5% Business Owners and Investors of this world. Regrettably, only 5% of the wealth of this world are with the remaining 95% of the population who are either employees or self-employed.
The question is, what percentage of the world population do you want to belong? I am sure majority of people will want to be among the 5% that controls the 95% of the world wealth. Are you willing and ready to go into business for yourself? The majority of the world population dread anything called business because of the associated risk. The fact is, as an employee, you are actually in business of another man’s business idea and venture but with a ceased, controlled salary. You cannot determine your pay. The employer has the knife and the yam of your monthly, annual package. The reaction I often get when I talk this way in seminars and workshops is, if we all go into business, who will do the jobs? My response have always been and will always be, strive to be among the 5% in life no matter where you are starting your life from today.
Business owners have people to run systems/structures/organizations/institutions for them. They engage the service of brilliant, intelligent people. Investors have money working for them. My focus today is on Business ownership.
To own a business, it means, you have at least five hundred people running a system for you. To own your business in a traditional way, you must do market research, create a product, have huge sum of capital/money, arrange for how to warehouse your products, engage the service of distribution, do equipment leasing where necessary, property acquisition, determine employee’s package and benefits, determine the price, place and promotion of your goods and so on. To do the aforementioned, is capital intensive.
Please, business ownership is not the same as been self-employed. To be self-employed, it means you own a job not a business. A self-employed person must always be available in his/her shop, store, and venture to make money. They have no system working for them. They can’t go on vacation. They cannot attend workshops or seminars where they could be empower to grow their business. Any attempt by self-employed people to go on vacation, attend a workshop or go for any function, the store must be closed. That means money also stop flowing to the business for the period he was away. Should the self-employed person have health challenges that he/she needs to attend to, the business is also on a stand still. A brother and a friend who is into public speaking, lost some money because he could not honour his speaking engagement while on hospital bed. There was no system to do it for him whenever he was not available.
There was a time I used to run my company in a particular area in Ikeja, Lagos. I had a neighbor then who was hundred percent self-employed. This my neighbor goes to China to bring goods and market to the public. The funny part is, whenever this man travels, he goes without informing any of his staff that are about fifty or even more. The following morning, the staff will discover that, the office and the store are under lock. Anytime this man have to attend a function in church, in his native town, go for any meeting that involving days, the business must be shut for that period. He did not build any system. He never trusted anybody but himself. Having the mind-set to be self-employed, it means the business will die with you.
True some big businesses we see and patronage today, started through self-employed people. But they built capacity to own a system that will continue to run generations upon generations after they have gone. Two set of people control the wealth of this world. They are Scientist and Entrepreneurs. They both identify a problem and solved it. in the course of trying to solve the problem identified, they realized they need to surround themselves with the right people that will be willing to give their Time, Talents, Resources, etc. for a pay to solve the identified problem.
For illustration purpose. An Entrepreneur or Business Owner discover that he could only give Eight Hours (8hrs) daily to solve the identified problem, so he engages the services of Ten people who will exchange their Eight Hours (8hrs) daily for a pay. In total, Eighty Eight (88hrs) is what is now used to solve that problem daily. Imagine, the Business Owner engaging the services of 100, 200, 500, 1,000, 5,000, 10,000 people on eight hours daily? The Business Owner eight hours become insignificant and he can afford to go on vacation, attend functions, and so on without shutting down the business because there is a system. That is why Robert Kiyosaki said on the Cash-flow quadrant that people work for business owners.
Business Owners still get paid their bonuses, director’s emolument, and dividend even if they only come for annual general meeting (AGM) throughout the year. That is the Passive/Residual Income am talking about.
You will agree with me, that to be a Business Owner of that magnitude I described above, is capital intensive. It requires hiring the right to run the systems for you. It is risky you will also say. But no risk no gain too. It is good to go to business for yourself.
I want you to know that we are all in business. If you are an accountant in Nestle, you are in business just that you are not the owner of the business. You can own your own business, by first owning your life. There is a better way that intelligent people can leverage on. The focus is; FIVE (5) WAYS TO GENERATE PASSIVE INCOME not five (5) ways to make money. The focus is freedom not security.
Are there other legitimate ways to generate passive income? Yes! Watch out for the next ways to generate residual income. This is just number three out of five.
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