The Price and Prize of Victory

      Christopher Ebiala, Sr
The Price and Prize of Victory

The Price and Prize of Victory is the process of acquiring spiritual growth and development for rewarding and sustainable life. The process is simple, the total submission to the will of God in everything you do, and the strong faith in God, that he who is in you is more powerful than all circumstances and situations of your life.Brother Michael Aboyi OgarMustard Seed Prayer GroupChrist the KMost people often think that they can never become anything reasonable in the society; they believe that God creates some special people to be successful in life. This is a big deception that is authored by the devil and manipulated through human weaknesses in affecting our mentality to act negatively. That we can never become what we ought to be in life according to God’s deposited potential talents that he laid within us.God is not partial to make some people great and others small but has given all men equal opportunity to become the best in their field of interest.The response by different individual makes the difference. This is responsible for the difference in the achievement people make in life. So we are all given equal chances to become what we want to be in life. There is no need for operating under your potentials, as deposited by God. It may interest you to know that you can also be a victor despite the various challenges that tend to frustrate your God-given dream and vision and be recognized in life as a great achiever, it is possible to become what you believe, if you do not relent your effort. Resoluteness is the screw that drives your vision or dream into fulfillment; it motivates your God-given potential talents in you to be effectives and efficient enough in your performance in life. This book is meant to encourage you to rise up to the challenges of life with greater expectation than ever before. Also to help you realize that you are much more than what you think you are in the moment.Your present circumstances or situations do not define your overall destiny in life. It is a temporal working process leading you to your victory, after which you will receive you prize. Never get confused because of your present circumstances, which may end up frustrating and terminating your God-given vision. No matter the battle of life around you, always hold on to your dreams with courage, and victory will be yours, there is a victor inside you.
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    DECEMBER WITHOUT DISASTER

      Christopher Ebiala, Sr
DECEMBER WITHOUT DISASTER

Every piece of work published has a particular message to pass across to the public “DECEMBER WITHOUT DISASTER, HOW TO CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS WITHOUT CRISIS”, is a piece written to fore-arm all and sundry against the crises associated with December and its celebrations. Presented in simple language and with practical lesson, the book is relevant to all and for all times but most particularly in viewDecember, the last month of the year is a very important month in the calendar year, it is a unique month because of the celebration of Christmas, which mark the birthday of Jesus Christ. It is a month characterized with so many activities, such as harvesting of crops, harvests thanksgiving and bazaar for funds raising to support the church, buying and selling of goods and services, balancing of account, marriage ceremonies, birthday ceremonies, etc. it is remarkable a month for which people travel from place to place in preparation for the CHRISTMAS celebration, many churches and other organization do organize conferences, revivals, crusades, and retreats during this month of December, which it the time of preparation and great expectation.Finally, comes the Christmas celebration, which is paramount among all. At the mention of the month-December, what comes to the mind of everybody is Christmas. Price of goods and services rise higher than necessary. This makes things difficult for the less privilege one in the society, such that some people say that Christmas is not for the poor.However, we thank God for some philanthropists in our society who are helping the poor. Through Christmas season is the time of giving and receiving, but people give with different intentions. Some give because of what they can get in return from the recipient. But some give because they want to give, and they know that it is more blessed to give than to receive. Some children during this season form the habit of begging even from strangers, which may be detrimental to them as no one knows “who is who”. These strangers may be ritualists or kidnappers who use money or other gifts as baits to catch the children. This bad attitude which some children see as fashionable may be caused by parental irresponsibility or by the greed or the children. Whatever be the cause, parents should try to give their children proper home training in order to avoid future regret. As the saying goes “doing the right thing today means no regret tomorrow”.I hereby enjoin all parents and guidance to read proverbs (22:6), which says, “teach a child how he should live, and he will remember it all his life”.Immediately after Christmas comes, Boxing Day, this is a special day that employers present gifts in boxes to their employees. Masters also present gifts in boxes to their servants on this day.After the Boxing Day comes the Holy family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, which is celebrated the Sunday after Christmas. On this day couples renew their marital vows and exchange gifts to each other. Parents are also reminded of their parental responsibilities, which is the only debt they owe to their children. Children are also reminded of their obedience to their parents, which is the only debt they owe to them.Husbands are reminded to show love and honour their wives. Wives are also reminded to submit completely to their husbands. (Ephesians 5:21-33, 6:1-4)Finally, comes the new year, which is celebrated every 1st day of January. On this day the church honours and celebrates the solemnity of Mary, Mother of God.The unfortunate thing about all these celebrations is the “get rich quick” syndrome, which has become the order of the day. This leads to all kinds of crimes such as artificial scarcity of commodities and skyrocketing rise of prices, armed robbery, ritual killing, and prostitution in which young women sell their bodies in order to buy the latest wear in town just to show up!As women use their bodies as baits to catch men, so do men use their money to catch women, like every other seasons though more obvious this season, not minding the consequences that follow.Now for us to celebrate all the ceremonies and pass through December without disaster and have a crisis free Christmas, we must be prayerful in everything we do, and do all to the glory of God. We must also apply moderation in everything we do, knowing that God requires moderation in everything about life.
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