DAY 31: THANK YOU!!

Thank you so much lovelies. This challenge didn’t go as smoothly as I planned, so I appreciate your sticking with me through all the breaks and pauses. Honestly, I felt like quitting midway sometimes but I just couldn’t disappoint you like that. You guys are awesome.

Truckloads of hugs and kisses to all the great writers who contributed to this challenge. You guys totally rock!

It was a pleasure doing “business” with you. You brought fresh, inspiring and wholesome content to this blog (and quite frankly you saved my hide). Oya take :-* :-* :-*

You can read their posts here:
A 1,000 objections – Manny

What if Death Never Came? – A.Y

Most Basic Ingredient for Academic Success – Godwin

Of phobias and Progress – NiyiMac

What’s your Fashion personality? – Bimpe

Are you Fertile? – Dammy

This Thing Called Marriage – Tola ( FineSec)

iCareaboutme – Jem

Gutters like Aquariums – EmmyDan

Memoirs of a grateful heart – Kibie

THANNNNK YOUUUU AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

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DAY 30: TIME TO ACCOUNT

Everything with a beginning certainly has an end, including your existence on earth. Even if you wanna live as long as Methuselah: Well, he still died after a loooong 969 yrs remember?
Death is inevitable.
The good news for us Christians is that death is not the end for us. Because you have received Jesus Christ as your lord and savior, you have everlasting life. John 3:16 (KJV), “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”                         
After the end of our sojourn here, we’ll come before God and give account of how well we accomplished the assignment given to us; how well we lived our lives; how faithful we’ve been. We should look forward to this because the Joy of heaven awaits all who have lived faithfully.

Rev 20:12&13 (KJV), “

At the end of his life, Stephen, a man who did great signs and wonders for Christ, was full of the spirit and wisdom, was able to boldly say, “lord, receive my spirit.”           
              
  Paul could also boldly declare “My life is being given as an offering to God, and the time has come for me to leave this life. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have kept the faith. Now a crown is being held for me, a crown for being right with God. The lord, the judge who judges rightly, will give the crown to me on that day and to all who have waited with love for Him to come again.

Jesus was able to tell His father that he had glorified Him and accomplished His mission on given to Him by the Father. What would be your account?

DAY 29: YOU CAN SHINE NO MATTER WHAT YOU’RE MADE OF

I remember a  friend telling me that while reading the genealogy of Jesus Christ (which most of us neglect to study, by the way) that he could a preach a sermon from the fact that Solomon, the son of the woman (Bathsheba) whom King David had an illicit affair with after which he planned the killing of her husband (Uriah) in battle. You should have read that story in ‘My book of bible stories’.

Anyway, the point he made clear was this: despite Solomon’s background, God had already designed him to be the great, great, great ….grandfather of Jesus Christ (to put it in my own words).  Not only this, Solomon was made heir to the throne of Israel though he wasn’t the first son of David. You also remember that Solomon was the wisest and richest man that has walked on surface of this planet. Despite the scandal that must have surrounded the acquisition of his mother as King David’s wife, Solomon grew to become the richest and wisest man that has ever lived.
Going back to study the genealogy of Jesus Christ, two gentile (non Jews) women, Rahab & Ruth, were used as physical instruments to bring Christ to the earth.

Remember Rahab? Yep, the same prostitute from Jericho. She joined the camp of the Israelites after the fall of Jericho, got married to Mr. Salmon, and gave birth to Boaz the great grandfather of David. Ruth on the other hand was Moabitess by birth, a descendant of incest chose to forsake her heritage and claim the heritage of her mother-in-law. You know the rest. She became Mrs. Boaz, the great grandmother of David.
Now I’ve given you this lengthy history lesson to tell you this:
Don’t believe the gist that your background or your ultimately determines who you become. You’re very great whether you choose to believe it or not. How much of that greatness you show forth depends on you, you and only you.