slowly with a process

The era of greatness
Began slowly with a process
A pause, a close of the eyes

It began in all truthfulness
Not with the light nor in her rays
But in despair and in darkness

Like a hawk process swooped
down into a deep troubling dream
So full of owls and bats

Bitter it was once, bitter is it still
Remembering as brave process
Fought and fought and fell
Without rescuing success

But then, HE came very well
In the wind, in the morning bell
Lifting her from the hollow hell

Into a new dawn of ideas
A splendid tomorrow
Devoid of frown and agony

Indeed, the era of greatness
Began slowly with a process
A pause, a close of the eyes

Ugwu David C.
© 2019

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From the Association of Christian Media…

Have you ever taken the time to ask yourself, “What if?” What if you ….. Fill in the blanks. When you ask the “what if “question, you are allowing yourself to drea.
I want to talk about 5 years from now. What do you see? What are you doing to prepare and plan for what you see? Most of us are so busy doing things we have to do that we never get around to doing what we really want to do. Many people never take the time to think about what God wants them to do… over the next 5 years. I meet so many people who have abandoned their dreams for one reason or another. I don’t want that to be the case for you. Why? Because I believe the dreams in your heart are God-given and are a part of His calling for your life. A lot can change in 5 years! God has taken me from insecure in His call on my life to living a life of purpose as I actively pursue my destiny. However, I have discovered that it’s not always easy. In fact it can be downright hard to pursue your dreams! The Bible says in Ecclesiastes 5:3, “A dream comes about with much business and painful effort. “I want to share with you what I’ve learned on how to fight for your dreams, and how to turn what if, into what is!
We are all creatures of habit. What’s Your Routine? Every day you do so many things the exact same way without even thinking about it. The way, you put the toothpaste on the toothbrush. After doing these habits for years, you continue to make these choices without even thinking about it. And it works the same way with the bigger issues of life. It’s not until you STOP and THINK about what you want to do with the rest of your life…that things will start change.
You could be doing the same things you did last year and can’t figure out why nothing has changed. You must make decisions that will lead to and support the goals you want to achieve.
How do you know if your choices are leading you to your dreams? Look at the results! A lot can happen in 5 years…or nothing can change in 5 years!!!
Dorothy, in the Wizard of Oz, said “If you don’t know where you’re headed, then any road will take you there.”
Imagine its 5 years from now. Ask yourself… What if? What do you see?
If you are going to achieve your dreams, you will need a coach, a mentor to consistently speak truth to you. Don’t let just anyone have a voice in your life. Who you have in your corner is vital to your success.
Proverbs 13:20 tells us, “He who walks with wise men will be wise but a companion of fools will be destroyed.”
It is so important to spend time with people you want to become like. You may not personally know people who are the success you want to become, but you can spend time with them through their books or audio teachings.
One of the major ways the enemy will try to distract and cause you to give up on your dream is through the negative words of others speaking into your life. That’s why it is so important to make God’s Word the final authority in your life, not other people’s opinions.
No matter what your dream is; – it will require intense focus. Are you willing to pay the price when it becomes hard work?
Never Quit The Fight! Pursuing your dream will require a fight, but listen to me: Never, throw in the towel! It’s always too soon to give up! Determine that you’re going to FINISH STRONG.
You have an assignment. Some people say, “Life is like a carousel—sometimes you’re up, sometimes you’re down, sometimes you just go round and round.” Others may say, “Life is like a deck of cards—you just have to play the hand you’re dealt.”
The truth is life is an assignment. You are here by assignment. You have been assigned a mission!
See Beyond Today. I believe my mission is: to provide the tools & the teaching to show people how to make their dreams bigger than their memories.
My mission keeps me focused. My mission helps me see what my life could be like 5 years from now. Seeing beyond today helps me set goals and know where I’m going. My mission empowers me to dream and ask, “what if” questions.
“If you aim at nothing, you’ll hit it every time.” – B. J. Marshall
I want to encourage you today to write your core values, your vision and your mission down
Proverbs 29:18 says “Where there is no vision, the people perish.”!
Christine Blumstein
Managing Director – Kenneth Copeland Ministries Africa

A GREAT OVERFLOW

You settled in yet? Well! You better be. Cos this year is gonna be great! So buckle up and enjoy the ride.

God has promised us this year for a great overflow 1 Cor 2:9. So hey you cannot be too ready for what’s gonna come your way. I advice you get rid of all flying insects because sooner than later your mouth may just have to stand open a little longer than usual! Aha! With the kind of stuff God has got up His sleeve just for you, you’re sure to be surprised a lot more than usual this year.

Guess What! The Christ-a-Poet Team ain’t lagging behind on this one! This year we would be charting new grounds, coursing new levels of bringing you daily inspirations and though 2013 was a great year, this year promises even more! With God on our side we would be having new authors, audio poetry, short plays and our effective review segment for you curious folk. Also we would have even greater poetry, stories, articles and quotes to keep you sufficiently inspired all through the year. Its our pleasure to have been of service to you in the past year and we can’t thank you enough our faithful followers. YOU ARE THE BEST!

So here’s to a great year ahead of us. Buckle up as we ride this brewing OVERFLOW to heights yet unseen!
WELCOME TO 2014!

God Bless You
Yours-in-Christ
Chief Editor

A CALL TO RULE!

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You are what satan has always wanted to be, to be a ruler. Satan was sent parking out of heaven because of this power tussle. He came to earth thinking he (satan) would rule in the earth. But God made man to rule in the earth over everything, satan inclusive. This made satan mad at man, and deceived man out of man’s divine position, and became the god of this world and started controlling man. But thanks to our loving God that has restored us to this position again and made us far better than we were in the first Adam. Anyway this is only so in Christ Jesus, who is the second and the last Adam.

So, get this clear, no matter who you are, if you have not accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as your Saviour, you are certainly under the rule of the devil, whether directly or indirectly. And please, don’t ask the question of why Jesus. The Creator of heaven and earth, including you, decided it to be that way. So, you had better abide by that. You may not anyway, if you are the creator of yourself. I hope also that you will be able to defend yourself before God on the day He unleashes His wrath upon everyone who didn’t accept Jesus Christ as their Saviour, according to His design.

Be wise!

by

Adebayo Funmi

SOMETHING MORE

As I lay on my bed and closed my eyes, I could see that there is something more than this earth..
Something more than the predictable routines of human life..
Something like lying on a bed of colourful flowers
Something like listening to the chirps of birds..
Something like being lost in a cool romantic breeze..
Something like riding on snow-white horses…
Something like flying without wings..being lifted carelessly by the wind..swaying from side to side like a pendulum..
Something like laughing loudly and heartily as you blow up water bubbles into the air and splash the ocean surface..
Something like dancing in a flowing white gown…as you lift it up and turn in circles..
Something like wearing a crown and striding up and down in the skies..
Something like no more tears and no more sorrows..
Something like a careless abandonment in supreme ecstasy..
There must be something like this…
The Holy book cannot lie..
Even as I view it behind closed eyes, the reality of it hugs me tightly…
I only caught half a glimpse of it
It is Heaven…and it is soon..
It is Heaven…and it is for those that accepts JESUS