7 Tips For Effective Fasting

BE SPECIFIC AND INTENTIONAL
No 1 rule is to be intentional and specific of the reason for the fast.
To be intentional means you are expecting to hear from God, see visions, dream dreams etc so get a notebook in expectation, open a blank page on your iPhone notes in preparation for what He will say or show you.

Fast and PRAY
Fasting without praying is a hunger strike! Your fasting takes on significance when you couple it with prayer. It is time that you've decided to seclude yourself, put your body under so that you can spend more time in seeking God! It is a sacrifice that changes YOU not God!

Listen to sermons and gospel music
Fasting is a time where we are separated onto God even more intentionally to focus on a particular area of development, it is VERY PROFITABLE to "bombard" yourself with sermons and gospel music as often as you can. When you're walking, driving, at your desk and you're not praying or in useful conversation...commit to serenade your spirit man with the efficacy of a solid sermon or be captured by heavenly jamz!

Study your Bible
Spend extra time in the Word of God. Read more, listen more, study more, etc. This will be a good time to embark on reading through the letters of Apostle Paul to the churches (from Romans to Hebrews). Jesus said man shall not live by bread alone...but by every Word spoken by God.

Meditate on a scripture for that day
Out of the abundance of what you READ, choose something to meditate on and hopefully also memorise. Whatever we focus on we become! To help the mind focus on the right things, receive a verse or two that you will keep thinking on and about for the whole day. It may be something that instructs  you directly or a scriptural truth that encourages your soul! 
One of the best ways to make this practical is to use this verse in conversation with friends or in the prayer moments that you've decided. Let the Word of God be your focus.

Do away with common distractions
Moderate the time spent on TV and Social Media and avoid idle talk & banter. Fill up those times with meditation and listening to gospel messages and songs.

Keep hydrated/warm
Due to weather conditions at this time of year take a glass of water, tea or coffee only when necessary during the fast to keep warm/hydrated. Be careful not to overdo this as you could feel quite heavy and unable to concentrate on the fast.

 

Steps to Good Money Habits

Good effective money management is very vital in your personal life and in your home. It's not about how much you earn but what you do with what you earn.When you receive your income from your business or employer, present it before God and bless your income and ask the Lord to give you the wisdom to use the money wisely.The outcome of the prayers will amaze you.

Your attitude towards money matters a lot .Have an attitude of sufficiency and abundance rather than lack.When you show this attitude, overtime, it then becomes your own reality.There is no need to chase money but rather attract money. How do you attract money? Give value or meet a need; invest your money so it can yield much more.

It is essential that before you go into a new venture, pray to God and get ideas from people who have been very successful in what you intend to do. Do you intend to invest in properties or shares etc, seek counsel from people who have been successful in it.

“Where there is no counsel, the people fall; But in the multitude of counselors there is safety.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭11:14‬ ‭NKJV
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Here are some key steps to ensure you build good money habits when managing your finances.

1. Avoid Impulse buying - buying what is not needed.
2. Its good practice to review your monthly expenses to see where you can cut down irrelevant costs. Budget and align what you earn with what you spend and ensure you allocate funds from your earnings into savings/investments, tithe or donation to charity or other recurrent expenditure etc.
3. Avoid using credit cards when not necessary so you don't run into debts.

Bad money habits can cause a lot of chaos in the home if not properly managed. Do not fold your hands. Kick start things today. Seek help! Remember financial prosperity is your birthright in Christ Jesus . There is no negotiation about this.

God bless you

 

A Message For Our Father's

Happy Father's Day
To the father making every effort to make sure
he doesn't fail his wife and children .

To the father who strives daily to be an example to his children

To the father who sometimes have sleepless nights in taking turns to cater for the little baby who is awake while mum is tired.

Happy Father's Day
To the father who protects and shields his children; who provides for his home.

To the father who strives hard to succeed and impress the home despite challenges.

To the father who inspires his wife and children.
Happy Father's Day
To the father who shows unconditional love to his wife and children

To the father who would say like Joshua : as for me and my house we will serve the Lord.

To the father who depends on God to guide him through life's journey

On behalf of Ladies and children in the house, we wish you a happy Father's Day.

The Number One Way To Improve the Value Of Your Time

"Time is the scarcest resource," "and unless it is managed, nothing else can be managed." Peter Drucker.

We live in a fast paced24 hour city that never sleeps with the constant stress of wanting to do it all. It is therefore important to have good effective time management that prioritises your time. Jesus said that while it is daytime, we must do the work of Him, who sent Me. Night is coming when no one can work. John 9:4

Every one of your step needs to be calculated because taking the wrong path limits the amount of time you have to get things done. Time is scarce so focus on one achievement at a time. The more you can concentrate time, effort, and resources on a particular task, the greater the number and diversity of tasks you can actually perform.

The one way to improve the value of your time is by investing your time. Investment takes several forms including:

Investing in research and learning.

There are online courses  and online university platforms that teach actual university courses from professors and industry experts. You can check out..

www.coursera.org  Coursera provides universal access to the world’s best education, partnering with top universities and organizations to offer courses online.

www.udemy.com  Udemy is an online learning and teaching marketplace with over 45,000 courses and 15 million students. It is aimed at professional adults who want to add new skills to their resumes, or explore their passions.

www.open.edu/openlearn/free-courses  Produced by The Open University, a world leader in open and distance learning, all OpenLearn courses are free to study.

www.lynda.com  lynda.com is an online education company offering thousands of video courses in software, creative, and business skills. Founded in 1995, the company produces video tutorials taught by industry experts.

www.youtube.com  Whether you're doing research for a project, need help with homework, or just want to learn something new, YouTube EDU features some of our most popular educational videos.

www.codecademy.com  Codecademy is an online interactive platform that offers free coding classes in 12 different programming languages including Python, Java, PHP, JavaScript, Ruby, SQL, and Sass, as well as markup languages HTML and CSS.

Investing in relationships and networking

There are free groups you can join to build your network among peers in your professional field.  A good networking tool is meetup. www.meetup.com Meetup is an online social networking portal that facilitates group meetings in various localities around the world. Meetup allows members to find and join groups unified by a common interest, such as politics, books, games, movies, health e.t.c Talking to more knowledgeable people (Experts) in your profession and networking adds value to your time. It may cost you a cost you a cup of coffee but worth every penny.

“Everything requires time. It is the only truly universal condition. All work takes place in time and uses up time. Yet most people take for granted this unique, irreplaceable, and necessary resource. Nothing else, perhaps, distinguishes effective executives as much as their tender loving care of time.” – Peter F. Drucker

So treat your time with tender loving care because time is the one resource that is beyond the ability of man to replace. Only God can restore time that's why it is written " I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten" Joel 2:25

Only God can restore time so use yours wisely.