SHM Weekly Charge_2013 Week 05. 12 KEYS TO BE BETTER AT YOUR TASK IN 2013, PART 1.

Keys, 01Main Reading Texts: Proverbs 22 verse 29 & 26 verse 12.

My dear friends, the New Year is now in full work swing. All bets are off now, real grind in full motion. So, for the next four (4) weeks, with the help of the Holy Spirit, we would be sharing with ourselves how to be better this year in that job, business and academic pursuit. It is our fervent hope that you will not only be blessed, but will also share this life changing tips with your friends and family too. My heart-felt desire is that your level of success in whatever you do will multiply this year more than ever before IJMN.

(1) ANTICIPATE YOUR BUSINESS/ACADEMIC NEEDS. Read 2 Samuel 23 verses 13-16. Here, you will see three (3) mighty men among the army of David braving certain danger after they anticipated the need of their commander. Please note that these three belonged to the elite group of David’s army. They were not the rank and file. By anticipating the needs of your business and positioning yourself to meet them you will stand yourself out and get noticed my dear friends.

If you know that this year you will be taking an important professional examination that will add to your value, then would it not be better if you anticipated the amount of time you will need to study ahead of the syllabus or the time you will need to take leave of absence from work and begin to work towards it? Or if you know that your company will venture into new areas of business, would it not be wise to study up on this ahead of the pack? If you successfully master this key of anticipation, you will discover that not only are you relevant in the scheme of things, but you will have seen any obstacles that may lie ahead of you.

(2) GET TO KNOW YOUR COLLEAGUES (BOSS/SUBORDINATES) BETTER. Whichever way you choose to look at it, your colleagues can make or mar your productivity level. Research has shown that you do not have to be friends or best pals with your colleagues to get them to add value to what you need to do. However, you need to know what keeps them going. In 1 Samuel 22 verses 1-2, by getting close to his men who started out as society rejects, David was able to influence them to become mighty men of valour! Many years ago (1987-88 to be precise) when I was at the Law School my set had about 2000 law graduates from all over the country (then the Nigerian Law School had only one campus in Lagos), I formed friendships with a number of colleagues, but went out of my way to get to know a select group of them. Till date, that circle of friends still bless my work in ways that money cannot buy. Get to know your colleagues, my dear friend.

(3) DEVELOP A POSITIVE ATTITUDE OF SUCCESS DESPITE OBVIOUS CHALLENGES. Challenges will always come, in whatever field of endeavour you operate in. I am sure you will have heard the story of a miner in the old wild west of the United States who invested all he had in a lot he mined for gold for many months, without success. He eventually got frustrated and sold the lot to another person for the total value of his investment. The new owner then struck gold with the first few strikes of the digger! What a colossal failure the previous owner became!

My dear friends, let your facial expression, tone and words project your belief that this year will be a good one for you – a year of new beginnings. Scripture tells us that out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks (Mt. 12 verse 34), so what you confess is really what your spirit man embraces. I charge you to see obstacles as potential stepping stones. What you see with your mind’s eye is what you will project with your external projectors – your eyes, mouth, arms and legs.

Next week we will go on to more Keys IJMN. Please do not just benefit from these keys, share them with your family and friends. If you have any questions and/or enquiries, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at salvationhouse@gmail.com.

God bless you. Have a wonderful week ahead. You are created to excel and excel you shall IJMN.

SHM HEALTH TIPS_ You Are What You Eat, Part 1.

SHM Health Tips_How Food Affects Our Body
It is settled that this year will be your best year yet, because the word has already gone out. As God settles our case, and answers our prayers for breakthrough, we too, dear friends must also play our part to ensure that we live to enjoy the coming success. So, today we remind ourselves that WE ARE WHAT WE EAT, for the most part.

We acknowledge that for some, genetics may play a large part in good health or no; but the major part we are usually the architect of our own fortunes in this regard.

Eat well and keep healthy dear friends for your season of success and increased favour dawns! God bless you.

SHM Weekly Charge_2013 Week 04_Financial Freedom – Before You Spend, Earn.

Debt Free, 2FINANCIAL FREEDOM 101 – BEFORE YOU SPEND, EARN!

Reading Text: Luke 14 verse 28.

It was an economist who theorized that the needs of man are insatiable. Meaning? Man’s thirst for acquisition is difficult to curb; ‘difficult’, not ‘impossible’. I know from personal experience and research that many have eaten (i.e. spent) themselves out of fortunes – and it is my fervent prayer that you, my dear friend, would avoid this pitfall this New Year.

A while back, while researching for a book, I decided to try on an empirical level a habit that my biological father taught me many years back – to keep tab of every of my expense, even the most minute in terms of amount. I had not done this faithfully since he and I had that chat about financial freedom when I was getting married. But now I kept all receipts, made notes of all expenses not normally receipted – everything including cash gifts to others. My discovery knocked a lot of sense into me. In the space of three (3) months, and on expenditure that had nothing to do with housekeeping, education or even parental care, I had spent money enough to buy a small car! Bear in mind please that I live in a cultural environment where friends, relatives and even casual acquaintances EXPECT you to help out financially, which although is biblical, but often carried utilized for extraneous needs. I will give a quick example – a friend or relative would announce a party and EXPECT that you have to buy celebratory clothing (called Aso Ebi in my local language), or even contribute to the expenses of the celebrations! I am sure you have other examples!

So, my wife and I decided that we will stop spending another kobo (unit of Nigerian currency) upon non-essentials without earning at least 10 times the amount! The impact was IMMEDIATE. First, our savings grew exponentially. Second, it immediately reduced our circle of ‘friends’! Third, we became happier as we were able to meet without effort all Godly expectations of us as His children, spouse, parents and ministers of the gospel.

This year, I charge you dear friends to earn before you spend; maybe not with my own formular above, but with a ratio you seem comfortable with. If it does nothing else for you, I am positive it will improve your savings and give you a better chance of financial freedom. This in itself will bring you peace of mind. As the Lord Jesus Christ advises in our chosen text, count the cost before you embark on any financial commitment. Many of us go through life spending ourselves out of a fortune because we are keen on keeping appearances. See, whatever a man thinks about you is their opinion, pure and simple! It is what the Lord thinks about you that ultimately matters.

I see financial freedom in your horizon. I see you being able to meet your godly expectations without stress; and I see your life expectancy increase as a result thereof. I see you being of more value to your family and society as you earn before you spend.

P.S.: For the month of February 2013, our weekly charges to you shall be on HOW TO BE BETTER AT YOUR JOB/BUSINESS/ACADEMICS in 2013. Please keep a date with us, and encourage your friends to also. You are created to excel, and excel you shall IJMN. Have a great week ahead. God bless you.

SHM Weekly Charge_2013 Week 03_Jesus Christ, The Game Changer.

Jesus, 01My dear friends, how has your year been so far? Mine is shaping up wonderfully well in Christ Jesus.

The Scripture says that there is no condemnation for those in Christ Jesus. None whatsoever, regardless of the fellow’s past. The basis for this is that the Lord Jesus Christ sacrificed Himself that mankind can leverage on salvation and have a good life. In our ministry this is our revelation of Romans 8. That with your salvation assured, nothing can hold you back from enjoying your God-ordained destiny to have dominion.

Today, I am led of the Holy Spirit to share with you that long delayed destinies (which Hebrews 4 verse 3 tells us were already determined from the foundation of the world) will only begin to manifest when the owners of such destinies are fully in Christ Jesus. I will explain myself.

It is not uncommon for many to feel and behave as if their destiny is pre-ordained to be bad; that it is their lot to struggle through life, generation after generation. My dear friends, nothing can be further from the will of God for mankind. For one thing, God created mankind perfectly, and for dominion. But sin truncated that destiny. Secondly, despite this God pre-planned a way out. Because He created mankind with free will, God knew mankind could mess up, so He pre-arranged for his redemption before he sinned! That is what Revelation 13 vs. 8b means – crucifixion of Christ the Lamb had been preordained from the foundation of the world! This means Jesus Christ had been crucified in the Spirit before he was physically nailed to Calvary’s cross over 2000 years ago. So, there is no need for any destiny to suffer.

The implication for you dear reader is this – your destiny cannot be bad because Jesus Christ had already fully paid the price for any offense that can harm mankind’s destiny, past, present or even future offenses! So, my first charge you this week is that you stop confessing that any destiny is bad, or worse still in our local environment that a human being somewhere, or circumstances you do not know or approve of have compromised your destiny!

If you are a new creature, of a truth old things have passed away and all things have become brand new. All because the Lord Jesus Christ is the game changer, the joker card in the deck of life. That is why I can boldly declare as a man ordained of God to touch destinies – YOUR TOMORROW IS ALRIGHT! However, my dear friends, destined to struggle are those lives that struggle with the reality of the Lord, Jesus Christ. There is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING such lives can durably accomplish outside of Christ.

My second charge dear friends, is for you to review your relationship with this game changer. If He were to return today (as He would one day), would you make it to reign with Him? If you are not so sure, please say this prayer – LORD JESUS, I CONFESS THAT I AM A SINNER. PLEASE FORGIVE ME MY SINS. I CONFESS YOU AS MY PERSONAL LORD AND SAVIOUR. I NEED YOUR HELP TO LIVE FREE OF THE CONDEMNATION OF SIN FROM TODAY AND TO ENJOY MY GLORIOUS DESTINY. COME INTO MY LIFE TODAY AND REIGN FOREVER. If you said that prayer honestly, congratulations you are saved!

How honestly you answered that last question would determine how easy this promising year turns out for you. You were created to excel and excel you shall. Have a great week!

SHM Weekly Charge_2013 Week 02_MOVE ON!!!!!!!

My dear friends, by now I am sure you are tired of New Year wishes! So, let us move on quickly. It is now settled that your year will be good because the word has already gone out! So today, I want to take time to urge you this one thing – MOVE ON! What exactly do I mean?
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2012 may have brought its disappointments; it may have let you down regarding a few things. My friends, it is time to move on. On the other end of the equation, 2012 may have given you your best testimonies yet – maybe a new house, a new job etc. My friends, I charge you too – MOVE ON!

This is the way of it – you have to keep pressing forward. On the achievement of 2012, build something greater on it – improve on your skills, broaden your capacity level, acquire more competence. Despite that disappointment, press forward. Do not let it define your life, please! Your life is designed for greater and better things. MOVE ON! MOVE ON!! MOVE ON!!!

My dear friends, trust me, no matter your level right now (for good or improving) you are still on a journey. I am sure you have heard it said that success is a journey, not a destination. Let me also tell you this – failure is a journey, not a destination! That is what the Lord mean in John 15 verse 2. What has worked improve on it, what has not worked, prune it. No need to dwell, no need at all.

So, to be able to do this effectively, take all you have experienced in the past year as preparation for fresh challenges, even the not too pleasant ones! Remember that adage that says once beaten, twice shy? Take your lessons, don’t dwell; MOVE ON. What this mean is that if you have not made notes of your challenges and lessons learnt, then go back and do so. Next map out strategies that will help you avoid the same mistakes or help you maximize existing landmarks and opportunities. Of a truth, you shall excel IJMN. Have a great week ahead.

This year you can also follow us on Twitter: @SalvationHouse. You can also follow our blog at https://salvationhouse.wordpress.com/
Shalom.

SHM Weekly Charge_2013 Week 01_WHAT 2013 HOLDS FOR YOU!

Happy New Year, 2013_2Happy New Year my dear friends! Welcome to your brand new season. I know you have goals set; I know you are looking forward to having a great year. AND I JOIN MY FAITH WITH YOURS. In that incomparable name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I decree that you will achieve your goals and enjoy a new lease of life in 2013. In the name of Jehovah God, before whom I stand I decree that the elements – spiritual and physical would work for your good this year. This is what 2013 holds for you – IT SHALL BE YOUR BEST YEAR YET IJMN.

To kick-start that glorious year, can I suggest to you that you add the following prayer bullets to your prayers as you command your year? I have the assurance of the Almighty God that you will sing a new song of victory this year. If you were blessed last year, wait to see how high He will take you this year. If you struggled last year, then your season of stress and strain is over. Please pray them through.
(1) O Lord, let your cover of light and fire envelope me and my family throughout 2013 and beyond.
(2) Father, please have mercy on me throughout this year. Let your mercy speak all round favour and opened doors to the glory of your holy name.
(3) By your mighty hand, Father, add capacity to me; and insight to turn all my goals into reality. Connect me to my helpers IJMN.
(4) Father of all spirits, I reject the spirit of fear, backwardness, death, disease and pestilence in 2013. So let it be IJMN.
(5) With my mouth I confess that I live in abundance in 2013 and beyond IJMN. Thou doors of increase, open unto me IJMN.
(6) Father, I receive grace to rejoice in every situation; to praise you in every circumstance through-out 2013 IJMN.
Please can I humbly ask you to also pray for me and our ministry as the Spirit leads you? Many thanks.

PS: This year you can also follow us on Twitter: @SalvationHouse. You can also follow our blog https://salvationhouse.wordpress.com/
God bless your year. You shall excel IJMN. Shalom.

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