2018! 2018!! 2018!!!

Check your plans for 2018 if you have one. if you don’t, it’s not too late to create one.

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Yesterday (2017)😁, so many of my whatsapp contacts posted updates,  you know the normal end of the year status updates. 95% of my contacts posted.  Gosh,  all them waistbead status peopleπŸ˜–πŸ˜–πŸ˜–
Most teenagers were posting updates like “2018, more money, more money blah blah,more this more that.”

Majority of my contacts in the adult category posted about thanking God, setting goals for the new year and one particular status update that caught my attention was the one that said “Happy new year, start with Jesus“.

I remembered the many posts about money and other minor things and then I realized that we could get everything  if we are deeply rooted in Jesus. Of course there are so many rich people today that have made it without Jesus but I believe that Jesus is paramount because it is written in Proverbs 10:22 (KJV)  The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.

What’s your plan for 2018? 

  • To make more money?  Fantastic!
  • To start a business?  Fabulous! Of course the fact that we’re teenagers doesn’t stop us from being entrepreneurs.
  • To make more friends?  Really nice!  Make sure they’re sensible friends sha.
  • To get new gadgets?  Super cool!

I’m sure there are so many other things to add to this list.

But then do not forget the God factor.  Really really really  really really really really important. I could go on with the reallys to emphasise how important God is.

So check your plan for this year,  if you don’t have one it’s not too late to create one.

Ensure that you set clear goals with spiritual backings. I mean take it to the Lord in prayer!!!  1 Thessalonians 5:17 (KJV)  Pray without ceasing.

Then set time for each goal, you could have monthly goals or bimonthly or quarterly. Well, anyone that suits you. Also set time for reviews to see how well you’re doing.

Try to study the book of Proverbs over and over. There are so many words of advice for we young people😎. Last year, I tried to read a chapter per day though I wasn’t really consistent 😢 but I’ve decided to be steady (May God help me).

As Christians, we’re always on duty, it’s a no rest zone oh!  Spread the word of God, help others, give cheerfully and serve God fearlessly.  Happy new year! Have a blessed day, week, month and year!  God bless you. Yass! Today is Monday and its a public holiday.πŸ˜πŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒ I’m so glad.

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I love you so much for reading this. Once again,  HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!

Just let go

Let go and Let God.

Hello beautiful people, here are a few things to always remember.
“I am the LORD, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?” Jeremiah 38:27
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 1st Peter 5:7
Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
The LORD Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. Psalm 46: 10-11
No matter what you’re going through, always remember that nothing is too difficult for God. Do you have any problem? Don’t just talk about it, pray about it also. Tell it to Jesus, he has the solution. God bless you.

FEARLESS!

“Peace is not the absence of a storm, but peace is the ability to be calm during a storm”. Daniel was at peace, he didn’t even disturb himself.

When faced with difficult situations, how do you react? Fearless or Fearful?
Our Bible hero for this week Daniel has shown us that we have the ability to be fearless. In Daniel chapter 6, King Darius issued an order that no one should pray to any god or man except him for thirty days. And Daniel was a man who understood that the day is incomplete without communication with God. But it was either he prays and then be thrown in the lion’s den or he doesn’t pray for thirty days and live.
People! If it had been you, what would you have chosen? Imagine being torn apart by lions, such a horrific way to die. One thing I respect Daniel for was his ability to choose wisely. He chose life, by praying. It seems like an irony right, since it was pray and be thrown into the den of lions. Daniel even prayed as usual. He didn’t go to any secret place. He prayed as he usually did at the open windows. I once read in a book that “peace is not the absence of a storm, but that peace is the ability to be calm during a storm”. Daniel was at peace, he didn’t even disturb himself. I pray that the peace of the Lord that passes all human understanding would forever be our portion, amen.
Obviously when Daniel’s “haters” saw him praying; they’ll have been really glad because they felt it was all over for him. They didn’t understand the power he had as a son of God over fear. Romans 8:15, a Bible verse I really love tells us that
“For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.””
Hello! Do I have your attention, we have the power to be fearless! Hallelujah! Once you confess Jesus Christ as your personal lord and saviour, you’ve said yes to peace and no to fear! You have the authority to call on God when you’re in difficult situations and the power to conquer.
Back to our super hero Daniel. He got arrested and he was thrown into the den of lions. One thing I found really funny was that it was the king that was bothered and disturbed, not Daniel.
Daniel 8:16 Then the king returned to his palace and spent the night without eating and without any entertainment being brought to him. And he could not sleep.
The next day, at the first light of dawn, the King rushed to the den and he saw that Daniel was alive. Glory to God! The Bible tells us that our God Almighty neither sleeps nor slumber. God sent his angels to shut the mouth of the lions and Daniel was saved.
Brethren, we all really need to believe. And then we will be more than conquerors.
I dare you to be fearless in all that you do and trust me, you will surely emerge victorious. Don’t forget to share God’s word with everyone you know and also encourage your loved ones to Face Everything And Rise because that’s what fear stands for in Christendom.
Tim Godfrey’s concert tagged “Fearless” inspired the topic of this article. Check his instagram page @timgodfreyworld for more details. Thank you for reading this article, please do come back for more. Your comments are welcome and also tell a friend to tell a friend about Naijachristianteen. Stay blessed fellow fearless Christians and Christteens. Shalom!