Friday, 2 September 2016

Breaking: Naira Crashes Again, Scarcity of Dollar persists

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The currency hit its record low hours after a data released by the National Bureau of Statistics showed that the economy was in recession.

The naira has continued to weaken in the parallel market as Bureau de change operators have been finding it difficult to access their forex account and get dollar supply, after the central bank suspended nine commercial lenders from the market last week.

The CBN banned nine commercial banks from the forex market for failing to remit the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation’s $2.334bn into the Treasury Single Account, in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive last September.

However, there is hope the Naira is set for comeback over the dollar next week as the CBN has re-instated the eight banks banned last week from operating in the country’s foreign exchange market.

The CBN Director, Banking Supervision Department, Tokunbo Martins, announced the reinstatement of the banks, after a meeting between chief executive officers of the affected banks and the Committee of Governors of the CBN under the auspices of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN).

Mrs. Martins said the decision was taken after the CEOs presented an acceptable plan to repay all the outstanding dollars in respect of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)/Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) deposits in their possession to the Treasury Single Account (TSA).

Bureaux de Change operators have also raised the hope of a gradual appreciation of the local currency in the near term as the CBN licensed 11 new international money transfer operators to address the dollar supply side.

“Depending on the effective implementation of the central bank’s policy, the appointment of new international money transfer operators will ensure that banks will have more dollars to sell to bureau de change and provide the needed liquidity in the market,” the president, National Association of Bureaux de Change Operators of Nigeria, Aminu Gwadabe, told Reuters.


Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg blames Elon Musk’s SpaceX company for destroying his £150m satellite

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FACEBOOK founder Mark Zuckerberg has blasted entrepreneur Elon Musk’s SpaceX company for destroying his £150million satellite.

The rocket that was meant to send the device into orbit dramatically exploded on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral yesterday.
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Billionaire CEO Zuckerberg wrote about his disappointment in a Facebook post from Africa where he was planning to celebrate the successful mission.
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The Amos 6 satellite would have provided internet access to potentially millions of people in remote areas of the continent.

But the as yet unexplained explosion scuppered the multi-million dollar plan that had taken years to develop.

"As I'm here in Africa, I'm deeply disappointed to hear that SpaceX's launch failure destroyed our satellite", Zuckerberg wrote.

It "would have provided connectivity to so many entrepreneurs and everyone else across the continent," he continued.

Tiwa Savage's 100 days out of Nigeria, yet makes 100% headlines

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Stunning and charming Nigerian singer Tiwa Savage has been out of Nigeria for over three months yet she makes the headlines, taking head-spot in the social media and no one has dared to topple her position as the country's leading female artiste.

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If by now, you don’t believe in Tiwa Savage‘s star power and celebrity status, you need Jesus!

The charming pretty mother of one has steadily proven her class and consistency. Despite being out of Nigeria for exactly 100 days, Tiwa Savage still remains the most talked about female artiste in Nigeria.

She makes headlines daily, trends regularly on social media and most importantly, it’s been for positive reasons.

Tiwa left Nigeria for Dubai on May 24, 2016 to attend Tolu ‘Toolz’ Oniru’s wedding and since then, she’s not returned.

In this period of 100 days, she’s been to South Africa and the United States, where she completed the signing of her Roc Nation deal and commenced her US Tour afterwards.

For Tiwa Savage, queening is her game. Last year she was away to have her first child and no one took her coveted number one spot.

Couples Who Are Truly in Love Connect in These Ways

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From the starting stages of a new relationship, determining how connected you are to each other can be tricky. Maybe you’re questioning if you’re really connected to your partner, or if he or she is as invested as you are in the relationship. Maybe you’ve hit it off physically, but you’re wondering if there’s more between you.

Instead of focusing on whether a connection is real with your partner, consider the depth and the width of the connection you have. Think about the main areas where partners can connect: physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and socially.

In how many areas do you share a bond with your partner? How strong is it in each area? Where is it lacking? Take a look at these five important points of connection, and see how your relationship measures up:

1. You can connect on an emotional level.
A healthy emotional connection means that you have the ability and willingness to share your feelings with each other — especially the more vulnerable ones such as sadness, fear, shame, or loneliness. If you’re not vulnerable with each other in this way, your relationship may have some growing to do, or you may be dating someone who is not emotionally expressive.

Remember that the first several months of a relationship may feel ecstatic, full of intense feelings for one another. However, this feeling is likely induced by the feel-good chemicals in your brain that are released when you’re falling in love with someone. A strong, solid emotional connection takes time and effort.

It must also be reciprocal. If you feel intense feelings toward them, but you sense they don’t feel the same way, you may not have the connection you need for a healthy relationship.

Having open, authentic conversations about how you feel about the relationship and each other will help you determine if there’s a true emotional connection.

2. You build social connections in a similar way.
How do you relate to each other socially? How do you relate to the world as individuals and as a couple? Sharing mutual interests in activities, hobbies, and lifestyle can help in building a healthy social connection.

Do you spend time doing these activities together and actually enjoy each other’s company? Do you spend time with your partner’s friends and family?

Social connection can also be determined by how you relate to each other. If one of you is more introverted and the other is more extroverted, it can be a good complement and balance for the relationship—or it can create a disconnect. Evaluate how you relate to each other and to the outside world. If you feel like you can be good friends, you’re in luck.

3. You think and process things similarly.
Do you think alike? If you’re a rocket scientist dating someone who doesn’t think in analytical, intellectual ways, you might be bored with your discussions.

Finding an intellectual match can help connect you with both conversation and interests.

4. Your chemistry is undeniable.
Physical chemistry is really important. Sometimes, this may be the only connection, or at least the initial connection you have with someone.

If your relationship is lacking in other areas, you may worry about whether this is all there is with your partner. Its great to mesh on a physical level, but if this is all there is, the relationship may not feel authentic or secure for you.

5. You feel like you're MEANT to be together.
Have you met a kindred spirit? Depending on your spiritual beliefs or faith, this could be an important piece of a relationship.

If you feel a deeper level of connection, you may be with each other for a reason. It’s not uncommon for people to feel like fate or faith brought them together. Connection is multi-layered. Depending on who you are and what you need in a relationship, there can be other areas you need to feel connected to someone.

If you’re looking for a long-term relationship, the better the quality and quantity of connections you have, the better chance you have for a successful relationship.


This article was written by Chelli Pumphrey, 
a licensed professional counselor

Kim Kardashian Steps Out In New York Showing off her Killing Curvey

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NEW YORK: The KUWTK star was spotted leaving a spa on the Upper Eastside in New York on Thursday
Kim Kardashian can't leave her house without being photographed, so she always knows her outfits have to be totally on point.

But the reality star has been stepping out in some pretty questionable looks recently.

And on Thursday, Kimmy was definitely leaning towards questionable with a pair of cut off denim shorts and a vest when she was spotted leaving a spa on the Upper Eastside in New York.

The star was showing off her slim pins in the black shorts and revealed a hint of cleavage in the button up black top.

And just when we thought she'd ditched the jacket slung over shoulder look, she was rocking a green bomber hanging off her arms - rather than on her back.

The mum-of-two finished off the look with a pair of shades and black strappy heels.
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Daring Kaley Cuoco teases fans exposing entire breast on Snapchat

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Celebrities no longer hide or adore their endowment, It is either they expose it or misbehave with it publicly. What is really wrong with them?

We've seen celebs flashing a lot of flesh before, but we think it's the first time we've seen a celebrity expose their entire boob on social media.

On Wednesday night, Kaley Cuoco was playing around on her stylist Brad Goreski's Snapchat.

Quite randomly, the blonde Big Bang Theory beauty opened her white robe to cheekily flash her bare breast.
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Sitting next to her, Brad - who was sporting a creepy grandfather filter - pointed to his client and pal's nipple which was covered with a huge heart emoji.

Beyonce shows off cleavage in US Open with hubby Jay Z

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NEW YORK - It is really fun time for Beyonce as she enjoy her time watching the US Open.
Singer, Beyoncé flashed her cleavage as she attended the 2016 US Open in New York City on Thursday with her rapper husband Jay Z. More photos after my style
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Amazing!!! Man caught with blood-stained female pants in Rivers

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According to a report by Oladele Oyelude  on Facebook, the arrested man was found with bloody female pant at a checkpoint mounted along Emohua road at Degema axis in Rivers. The man boarded a bike heading to Degema from Buguma through Obakri junction, when the Okada driver, who was suspicious of the strange calls the man had been making and receiving on their way, stopped at a security checking point to report the man to officers at the military checking point.

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The security agencies checked the polythene bag the man was carrying and found a bloody female pant along with some bloody clothes in the bag. Upon interrogation, he could not give a reasonable explanation as to why he was with the items, and they also noticed he was contradicting himself in his answers. He was thereafter handcuffed and arrested.
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Woman evicted from flat after having sex outside front door

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 Claire Blacklaw, 31, was caught drunkenly romping with John Kirkland, 26, by her stunned landlord after he received a complaint from the neighbour


SCOTLAND - A woman has been evicted from her flat after her horrified neighbour heard her having 'loud sex ' with a pubgoer outside her front door.

Claire Blacklaw, 31, was caught drunkenly romping with John Kirkland, 26, by her stunned landlord after he received a complaint from the neighbour.

The landlord arrived at the block of flats in Lanarkshire, Scotland, to find the couple naked and having sexual intercourse on a public landing.

Blacklaw and Kirkland were both arrested and fined for committing public indecency at the property in Hamilton earlier this year.

The tenant has also been evicted from her flat due to the incident.

Blacklaw met up with Kirkland in a pub on the night of January 28, before the pair made their way back to her home less than an hour later.

When they got to the entrance of the black of flats, Blacklaw told her companion she wanted to have sex in the common close area, a court heard.

Kirkland asked her to go into the flat, but eventually gave into her pleas.

Moments later, the pair had undressed and were engaging in sexual intercourse.

A shocked neighbour heard the couple's groans from inside her flat and called the landlord, who arrived to find them having sex on the landing.

Police officers were called to the scene and the pair were arrested.
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Blacklaw and Kirkland appeared at Hamilton Sheriff Court, where they admitted an offence of public indecency by removing their clothes and having sexual intercourse within the common close.

Blacklaw was fined £140, while Kirkland, a chef, also of Hamilton, was ordered to pay £200.

Fiscal depute Gillian Bradshaw told the court: "At 9.30pm, the witness was in her flat at the locus and overheard her neighbour, Miss Blacklaw, talking with a male in the common close.

Blacklaw was fined £140, while Kirkland, a chef, also of Hamilton, was ordered to pay £200.

Fiscal depute Gillian Bradshaw told the court: "At 9.30pm, the witness was in her flat at the locus and overheard her neighbour, Miss Blacklaw, talking with a male in the common close.

Actor Jackie Chan to get lifetime achievement Oscar

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Martial arts expert and actor Jackie Chan will receive a lifetime achievement Oscar, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Thursday.

Chan, 62, the Hong Kong-born star of Hollywood movies such as "Kung Fu Panda," "The Karate Kid" and the "Rush Hour" franchise, will join documentary maker Frederick Wiseman, British film editor Anne V. Coates and casting director Lynn Stalmaster as recipients of the 2016 Governors Awards.

Each will get an honorary Oscar statuette recognizing their lifetime contribution to film at a gala in Los Angeles in November.

Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs in a statement called them all "true pioneers and legends in their crafts."
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Chan made his movie debut at the age of 8, and has acted and sometimes written and directed more than 30 martial arts movies in Hong Kong. He has never won an Oscar.

In August, he was ranked the second-highest paid actor in the world by Forbes with estimated 2016 earnings of $61 million, just below "Fast and Furious" star Dwayne Johnson.

News-Update: U.S. fights Zika mosquitoes with limited arsenal

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WORLD NEWS - Over Wynwood, the Miami neighborhood where Zika gained a foothold in the continental United States, low flying planes have been spraying naled, a tightly controlled pesticide often used as a last resort. It appears to be working, killing at least 90 percent of the target mosquitoes.

Across the Biscayne Bay in Miami Beach, wind and high-rise buildings make aerial spraying challenging. So, the effort in the popular tourist destination has focused on ground-sprayed pyrethroids - pesticides that are safer but don't always work.

The arrival in Florida of Zika, a virus that can cause a crippling birth defect known as microcephaly, has drawn into focus the limitations of the U.S. mosquito control arsenal.

Larvicides reduce future populations relatively safely. But for use against the mature mosquitoes that spread disease, only two classes of pesticides are approved. Each has drawbacks.

Organophosphates, such as naled, are effective. But there are strict controls to limit risk. Pyrethroids are safer but have been used so much that mosquitoes, in many places, are immune.

"That's really the weak link in much of the United States," said Michael Doyle, director of the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District. "We're kind of caught off guard."

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Doyle led a 2009 effort against a dengue outbreak in South Florida, the first in the United States in nearly a century. Authorities threw everything they had at the Aedes aegypti, the same mosquito that carries Zika: backpack fogging, door-to-door yard inspections looking for watery breeding sites and larvicide spraying.

Still, 88 people were infected before the virus was brought under control more than two years later, and there continue to be sporadic cases in Florida.

The outbreak highlighted gaps in the mosquito control arsenal that remain, according to pesticide makers, abatement officials and entomologists. Few companies make pesticides for use in public health outbreaks, a niche market that is expensive to get into, has a limited upside and varies season to season.

Safety testing a new pesticide can cost up to $250 million and take 10 years, said Karen Larson, vice president of regulatory affairs at privately held Clarke Mosquito.

As long as a product remains on the market, companies must continue testing for unforeseen side effects, an expense that some makers have blamed for decisions to abandon products.

"There's not a lot of profit," Larson said.

Sales of the Dibrome brand of naled have been estimated at $12 million a year. By comparison, total crop pesticide sales for some companies can exceed $500 million in a single quarter.

Bayer, Dow Chemical(DOW.N), BASF (BASFn.DE) and other agricultural pesticide makers "are not interested in going after a $20 million or $30 million a year market," said William A. Kuser, investor relations director at Dibrome maker American Vanguard Corp (AVD.N).

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved several new pesticides in recent years. But it has received few requests for using them against mosquitoes, said Jim Jones, Assistant Administrator for the agency's Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention.

"Although it's of critical importance, the amount one can sell is small and it's variable, which makes it difficult for business planning," Jones said. "You can go many years without having much of a market at all, then suddenly, whether it's because of a nuisance outbreak of mosquitoes or something like West Nile or Zika, the market grows significantly."

Abatement authorities have pressed for help with the cost of developing mosquito control pesticides. The 1996 U.S. Food Quality Protection Act includes a provision for subsidies to defray the expense of safety testing, but Congress has never funded it.

RISK AND RESISTANCE

At least 49 cases of locally transmitted Zika infections have been reported in Florida, most in Wynwood and Miami Beach. Most people have no symptoms or mild illness.

Because of the microcephaly link, efforts are focused on preventing infection among pregnant women.

In Wynwood, the campaign began with pyrethroids, synthetic versions of a chemical derived from chrysanthemums. Amid signs of resistance, authorities switched to naled.

Developed as nerve agents, organophosphates, at high doses, can cause nausea, convulsions and death. They can be toxic to wildlife, including bees. The EPA considers naled safe at permitted ultra-low concentrations, and it is sprayed annually over 16 million acres in the United States.

But it is banned in Europe, where the risk is seen as unacceptable. In the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, where Zika is widespread, the governor prohibited naled amid protests over safety concerns.

Although naled killed more than 90 percent of mosquitoes in traps set in Wynwood, the Aedes aegypti's resilience remains a concern.

"This is truly the cockroach of mosquitoes," said Tom Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

DROPPING PESTICIDES

CDC entomologist Janet McAllister said pyrethroid resistance typically is limited by the mosquito's small range. When resistance to one pyrethroid develops, another often works.

Still, she said, "we would love to see additional classes of insecticides available because, even in places that may have an effective tool today, that doesn't mean it is going to last down the road."

The EPA can fast-track its evaluation of new pesticides and expand the use of old ones. In response to Zika, it expedited new uses for pesticide-treated bed nets and mosquito traps.

Still, development of pesticides is painstaking. Even if the EPA speeds up its evaluation, required safety data can take years to collect. And the expense of ongoing safety testing has prompted companies to drop products.

Bayer CropScience (BAYE.NS), for example, told distributors it dropped the pyrethroid resmethrin in 2012, rather than do additional testing. Clarke Mosquito gave up temephos, a larvicide, six years ago, because of costs, Larson said.

That decision led to stockpiling in southwest Florida, said Wayne Gale, director of the Lee County Mosquito Control District.

"We purchased just about every bit," he said.

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HIS ALMIGHTINESS! - Pastor E.A. Adeboye

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Friday, 2 September 2016

TOPIC: HIS ALMIGHTINESS!

Memorise: Thou art the God that doest wonders: thou hast declared thy strength among the people. – Psalms 77:14

Read: Psalms 107:1-9 (KJV)

1 O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

2 Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy;

3 And gathered them out of the lands, from the east, and from the west, from the north, and from the south.

4 They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way; they found no city to dwell in.

5 Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them.

6 Then they cried unto the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them out of their distresses.

7 And he led them forth by the right way, that they might go to a city of habitation.

8 Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!

9 For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.

Bible in One Year: Jeremiah 13-15, Psalms 47

MESSAGE:
The Bible presents the name of God as the cumulative self-disclosure of God to His people. Therefore, the name of God and the person of God are inseparably related. As a matter of fact, whenever the Scripture mentions God by any of His names, it is an attempt to invoke God in His fullness. When we call on the name of God, God is worshiped and adored (Genesis 21:33), when a people forget the name of God, they lose His presence (Jeremiah 23:27), and when we take the name of God in vain, God is personally profaned and offended (Exodus 20:7).

‘The Almighty’ is one of the popular names ascribed to God to showcase His divine strength. The strength of God is made known in creation, providence, redemption, and the empowering of believers to do exploit in this world. Psalms 19:1 says:

“The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.”

The Bible reveals that the almightiness of God could be clearly seen in nature and understood through the complex design of the things that were created. It is a wonder to observe the world with its archaeology, geography, animals and human inhabitants. It is more breath-taking to consider the design and operations of the universe as a well ordered whole, where celestial bodies of humongous sizes and weights are revolving around their stars at a frightening speed and accuracy. One cannot help but imagine the awesomeness of the Almighty designer and creator of the universe.

All power in Heaven and on earth belongs to God, and He is unquestionable. His almightiness in providence gives Him the prerogative to do as He pleases. Psalms 135:6 says;

“Whatsoever the LORD pleased, that did he in heaven, and in earth, in the seas, and all deep places.”

The book of Daniel 4:35 went on to proclaim that,

“And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?”

God is Almighty in redemption according to Exodus 6:6 and Ephesians 1:19 which both talk about the exceeding greatness of His power that delivered Israel from slavery in Egypt and raised Jesus Christ from the dead. His Almightiness is further revealed in Revelations 6:15:

“And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;”

Everything in creation is subject to His Almighty power and He has made these available to all that will accept Jesus as Lord and Saviour. Are you faced with challenges beyond your ability? Ask for the divine support of the Almighty.

Prayer Point: Father, please let your awesome power begin to work in my favour today in Jesus’ name.

GO FOR REVELATION KNOWLEDGE - KENNETH COPELAND

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Friday, 2 September 2016

TOPIC: GO FOR REVELATION KNOWLEDGE

Key Verse: Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord. - 2 Peter 1:2

If you were to look up the Greek word that’s translated “knowledge” in that scripture, you’d find out that it means more than just a mental understanding of something, more than the kind of knowledge that can be gained through your senses. It means exact knowledge. Knowledge that’s been revealed directly to your heart by the Spirit of God. I call it revelation knowledge.

The lack of that kind of knowledge has caused more faith failures than anything else I know. That’s because most Christians believe the Word with their minds, but they haven’t meditated on it enough for it to “light up” in their hearts. If they had, that Word would absolutely revolutionize their lives. Nothing in heaven or earth would be able to shake them loose from it.

I know a widow who got hold of that kind of revelation one afternoon. She’d been meditating in the scriptures that say if you’re a widow, God Almighty has taken His place as your provider and leader of your household.

She’d been feeling a little sorry for herself up until then. But when she received the revelation that God was actually head of her household now, she started talking to Him like she would a husband.

“I’m telling You, Lord, the plumbing in this house is pitiful. Will You please get it fixed?” she said. From that moment on, she never had any more trouble with her plumbing.

If you need something from God, determine right now that you’re going to do what that widow did. Determine that you’re going to meditate the Word until you get a revelation like that. Keep that Word before you until you receive a revelation of Jesus as your healer or your deliverer or your financier—whatever you need Him to be. Don’t settle for a shallow mental understanding of Him. Get a deep revelation and His grace will be multiplied to you!

Scripture Reading: Psalm 1

SERVE TO BLESS - PASTOR W.F. KUMUYI

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Friday, 2 September 2016

TOPIC: SERVE TO BLESS

Bible Text: Leviticus 9:17-24

Key Verse: "And Moses and Aaron went into the tabernacle of the congregation, and came out, and blessed the people: and the glory of the LORD appeared unto all the people" (Leviticus 9:23).

As believers, it is a great privilege to be called into the service of the Lord. However, we must recognise that the purpose of our calling is to serve other people, not ourselves. We serve so that we might bring blessings upon the people and give glory to God. People who are privileged to serve in God's vineyard must always bear this in mind.

As Aaron began his priestly ministry as a high priest in Israel, one significant thing he first did after offering the sin and burnt offerings for himself and his sons, was to raise his hands and bless the people. He recognised that his call as the high priest was to stand in the gap for the people before God. He was to bear their petitions and bring down God's blessings upon them. He did not waste time before carrying out these assignments.

God gave His approval and blessed his ministry by appearing in His glory before the people. Whatever privilege we have to serve in whatever capacity - spiritual or secular, we must realise that service is about the people. Our duty as chosen vessels is to serve them and bring God's desired blessings upon them. Therefore, we must not see the gifts, privileges and positions we have as means of projecting or gratifying ourselves. In essence, if our service fails to bring blessings on the people and glory to the Lord, then we have failed in our calling.

Do you have an opportunity to serve in a small or big capacity in the church, state, community or corporation? Do you see it as an opportunity to satisfy your interest and those of your allies? Or do you see it as a solemn and lofty call to serve God and bless humanity? Service is about the people. When it is carried out with this understanding and attitude, then it attracts the greatest blessings and joy. Let your service bless the people and glorify God.

Thought for the day: Service brings its greatest joy when it blesses other

Bible Reading in one Year: Psalm 78-79

THE DOUBLE IMPACT OF PRAYER - DR. PAUL ENENCHE

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Friday, 2 September 2016

TOPIC: THE DOUBLE IMPACT OF PRAYER

SCRIPTURE: And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was altered, and his raiment was white and glistering. - Luke 9:29.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Prayer does not only change things; it also changes people.

The importance of prayer in the life of a Christian cannot be over emphasized. Prayer connects man with God’s Presence, Principles and Power for the fulfillment of destiny on earth.

Now, let us look at the double impact of prayer in the life of a prayerful Christian:
1) Prayer changes things.
Negative situations of life are altered at the place of prayer; levels are changed at the place of prayer. So, if you want anything to change in your life, engage in aggressive and brutal prayer.

2) Prayer changes people.
Prayer does not only change things; it also changes people. The act of prayer changes the one who prays. From our anchor scripture, as Jesus prayed, the fashion of His countenance was changed; His garment became white and glistering. The man or woman who prays is changed by his or her prayer.

When a man is changed through prayer, his world also changes. As Jesus’ physical appearance changed, His world also changed; Elijah and Moses appeared to Him and told him of things which He must accomplish at Jerusalem. So, prayer changes a man and a changed man experiences a changed world.

Remember this: Prayer does not only change things; it also changes people.

ASSIGNMENT(S):
1. Engage in aggressive prayer primarily for the sake of relationship and fellowship with God.
2. Ask God, at the place of prayer, to change your life and situation.
3. Resist anything that tampers with your prayer life.

PRAYER: O LORD, I make demands on the grace to pray effectively. Let me experience a total change in my life in Jesus’ Name.

FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: THE NECESSITY OF PRAYER.

QUOTE: The art of prayer is learnt at the place of prayer. Culled from THE PRINCIPLES AND POWER OF PRAYER by Dr Paul Enenche.

AMAZING FACT: The human brain can read up to 1,000 words per minute.

TODAY IN HISTORY – 02/09/1938: The first railroad car to be equipped with fluorescent lighting was put into operation on the New York Central railroad.

DAILY READING: Ecclesiastes 1:1 to 3:22, 2 Corinthians 6:1 to 13, Psalms 46:1 to 11, Proverbs 22:15.