Meditation for May 25, 2014

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BRING UP YOUR CHILDREN WELL

Our children face different challenges today. The environment is very hostile for their upbringing. The access they have to the internet and media get them corrupted very easily. It is very difficult to check them. They can stay late watching movies. They can hook into the net in their rooms, toilets, hostels e.t.c. “Facebook” have “de-faced” many and changed their identities very badly. Blackberry gives them access to several people and they spend several hours “pinging." The bad influence of their pair groups and the vices they regularly see in the elders around them keep them tilted negatively.

The big question is: can these ills be corrected? Or can this generation get to live right for God, get their priorities right and put their priorities right? The answer, to these as far as I am concerned, is yes. The reason for the deviation is because they lost their link with God. The solution to the problems of the children of this generation is for them to get back to God. These children are our tomorrow’s spiritual leaders (Archbishops, Bishops, General Overseers, Pastors, Apostles, Prophets, Presidents and Founders of Churches e.t.c.), they are our future political leaders (Presidents, Senators, Governors, Local Government Chairmen, e.t.c.), they are our future traditional rulers (Obas, Igwes, Emirs, e.t.c.), they are our future Scientists, Professors, Business Tycoons, Heads of the Armed Forces, Judges, Lawyers e.t.c.

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Meditation for May 18, 2014

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ONE THING IS NEEDFUL

Read the passage below carefully: Luke 10:38-42

Now it happened as they went that He entered a certain village; and a certain woman named Martha welcomed Him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus' feet and heard His word. But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she approached Him and said, "Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore tell her to help me." And Jesus answered and said to her, "Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. "But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her."

Jesus visited Mary and Martha. He would have been there with some other people. His disciples, most likely, were with Him. Martha went to look for what they will eat. She was busy working alone while the sister; Mary, was with Jesus. Martha then complained to Jesus to allow Mary render some help. Jesus answer would have shocked Martha. He said in Luke 10:42, "But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her."

So many questions comes to ones mind with this statement above. The word translated "troubled" is from the word 'turbazo' which means to be "pulled away from something." This implies that Martha's attention was being pulled away from Christ by her duties. We are always faced with the challenges of making choices. The decision we take can either 'make' or 'mar' us. Some have interpreted this passage talking about Martha and Mary to mean the following: Judaism and Christianity, the present world and the world to come, justification by works and justification by faith etc.

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