THREE AMAZING FACTS ABOUT LIFE (Part 3)


Focus is the fuel that sustains the marathon race called “Life”. Life is sweeter for those who are filled with knowledge of the Almighty God. Last week, we look at three things in life that destroy a man and woman. Those destroyers are: 


(a) Anger
(b) Pride
(c) Unforgiveness
Today, we are focusing on three things you should never lost, no matter what happen to you.


Don’t lost them, they are the fuel, oil, and battery that gives life meaning. In this week edition, this three facts about life that must not be lost, are HOPE, PEACE and HONESTY.


HOPE: 
Hope can be define as waiting or want something to happen and believe that it is possible. 'Hope is an optimistic state of mind that is based on an expectation of positive outcomes with respect to events and circumstances in one's life or the world at large.

Read: THREE AMAZING FACTS ABOUT LIFE (Part One) Here


Christian’s definition of hope is far superior to that of the world.  Instead of wishing or hoping for something to happen, a believer knows that their hope is solid, concrete evidence because it is grounded in the Word of God and we know that God cannot lie (Heb 6:18; Num 23:19).  The Christian has a hope that is “the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen” (Heb 11:1).  It is a hope that is like faith…a faith that cannot be moved by circumstances or what the eyes see because an unseen God is seen in His faithfulness.


This was what king David applied when he faced Goliath, he hope that through him God will save Israel from the hand of Philistine and it came to pass. Believe and never stop believing that it is possible for you to become whatever you will like to be. Barrack Obama, the United State of America former president hoped and it worked for him. Don’t lose hope, keep hoping for the betterment of your life, your family, and your country. God is still God, He has never changed: it will come to pass. 


PEACE:
Peace is something everyone wants, yet few seem to find. What is peace? It can be defined as “tranquility, harmony, or security.” Depending on the situation, it could mean “prosperity” or “well-being.” Various forms of the word peace are found 429 times in the King James Version of the Bible. There are different types of peace, including false peace, inner peace, peace with God and peace with man.

In the Old Testament, the primary Hebrew word for “peace” is shalom, and it refers to relationships between people (Genesis 34:21), nations (1 Kings 5:12), and God with men (Psalm 85:8). Peace is a desired status in each of these arenas, and shalom is often tied to a covenant or a promise kept. A familiar friend (literally, “friend of my peace” in Psalm 41:9) is one with whom you would be at ease, a trusted companion. “Peace” was the standard greeting (1 Samuel 25:6), still used in many cultures today. 


Also Read: THREE AMAZING FACTS ABOUT LIFE (PART 2) Here


Peace is directly related to the actions and attitudes of individuals; but it is ultimately a gift from God (Isaiah 45:7; Leviticus 26:6; John 14:27). The presence of peace indicates God's blessing on man's obedience (Isaiah 32:17; Malachi 2:5) and faith (Isaiah 26:3). There is no peace for the wicked (Isaiah 48:22).


“Peace” means “Freedom from oppression, turmoil, war, wicked ones, and from sin.” The Bible admonishes us to be at peace with our brethren. This peace is what the Saviour, Jesus Christ brought to the world. “Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace, goodwill towards men.” Luke 2:4


In any circumstance you are passing through, I want you to know that Jesus Christ is saying, ''Peace be with you'', be still and allow God to do only what only Him can do in your life. Live your life knowing fully that you will give account of your stewardship. Don’t lose peace with your neigbour, live peaceable with all men so that your life will be meaningful. Be free from the hold of sin and live a righteous life because, as I mention above, there is no peace for the wicked (Isaiah 48:22).


HONESTY:
Honesty is truthfulness. An honest person has the habit of making accurate, trustworthy statements about life, self, others and God. An honest person represents himself just as he is and tells others the truth about themselves. 

Honesty is not “expressing everything that goes through your mind.” That’s transparency, and a person can be honest without being transparent. However, no one can be consistently honest without a commitment to the truth. Honesty will, at times, hurt someone’s feelings, but that does not mean that dishonesty is preferable.


Honesty as a character quality is a sign of the Spirit’s work in a person’s soul. God cannot lie (Hebrews 6:18); therefore, His presence in a person gives rise to truthfulness. God’s people are honest. 


In this 21st century, either in the world or in the church, honest people are not common again, compare to the Christians of the past, when your yes would be yes and no, no. then the truth would be told no matter what would happen. 


The quality of being honest are no more, that is why corruption is deeper in Nigeria system. If a man is honest, he will not fornicate or commit adultery, he will not divert public money meant for hospital or for road construction to personal use. Such a person will not steal or take another man’s property. We need to recover honesty in our church and in our country.


It is the lack of honesty that makes the so called pastors to be feeding on their sheep, instead for them to feed these sheep. There is no more solid and deeper message in some of our churches again due to the urgent way and manner Christians of the present age want things. 

If you are truly the chosen one, you don’t need to apply managerial method to make people excited thereby squeezing milk out of them. 


God will provide for you if you are truly called. Losing honesty is a dangerous situation to the whole world. We need to pray for honesty to be restored.


You can read: THREE AMAZING FACTS ABOUT LIFE (Part 4) here

Once again, don’t forget, you should not lose hope, God is still on the throne, however, there are few people among us that have not lost honesty.

Hope, Peace and Honesty are three cords that should never be broken. Don’t lose them, if you have lost them I pray that God will restore them back to you in Jesus name.

Next week, we shall look on another three amazing facts about life that are more valuable and are needed for the unspeakable joy.

Till then, ensure you hold on to your hope, your peace and your honesty. God bless you, have a nice weekend.


Bro. E.A Olatoye


This article was first published in Praise News (A weekly Publication of RCCG Praise Assembly parish, Karu site, Abuja Nigeria)


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