Live in the moment! the only part of your life that you have is the one you are living right now. It is this very moment, don’t let it go. Embrace it. Act on it , pray before it and while in it. Thrive an win by living in the moment!!!!!!
According to James,4:13″ you have no idea, what your life will be like tomorrow”; Instead when we plans we should always say if the Lord wills it( Conditio Jacobaea). This means we need to focus on the moment at hand and not worry about the moment to come. This is a very important attitude and approach to life.
Unfortunately, a large number of us spend our days complaining about others,planning for the future, without taking the time embrace the only time we are sure of; which is the present moment.If you want to thrive and win in family life, at your job or will then you must learn to avoid distractions.
I hope you had a merry Christmas. I know that though it can be fun spending time with family, there is also a bit of stress involved. Anyway, we shall talk about stress some other time. Let us talk about how you can make 2015 your breakthrough year. If 2014 was already a breakthrough year for you, then let’s talk about how you can get more blessings and success in the next year.
Dr. Chio Ugochukwu
As we consider ourselves and our families during this holiday season, let us remember those who are suffering and have no one to share their days with. The problem is that we all get exhausted and stressed out trying to meet deadlines and do the all things we want to do during this period.
The challenges during this period include having enough money to complete your projects, buy Christmas gifts, end of the year parties, visiting friends and traveling.This can become overwhelming unless we learn to pause and become more thankful. Instead of worrying too much of the things you wanted to accomplish this year that you have not yet done, thank God that you are still alive today. The gift of life followed by the gift of good health are among the greatest gifts we get in life.
Unfortunately most of us forget to thank God for these gifts and start complaining to God about the things He has not yet given us. Can you imagine how you would react if you regularly helped someone, from the beginning of the year till now and the person never even said thank you to you, then starts asking you for his or her Christmas gift? What will you do? Will you see that person as a winner or whiner?
If we want to be winners,we have to live in such a way that all those who come in close contact with us will know that we hundred percent depend on God. Jesus is the only person who can transform us into winners, but He cannot do that for us if we do not have a personal relationship with Him. The first way to doing this is being thankful. When we become more fully thankful to God everyday of our lives, we free ourselves from trying to do everything by ourselves and give God absolute control.
Thankfulness will lead us to happy and total dependence on God and His wisdom, His strength, and His courage which will make us winners. The challenge for me and I suspect for most of us , is “how do enthusiastically do this everyday?” How do we thank God everyday despite our busy schedules and daily challenges? One way to make sure we communicate with God everyday.is to have our daily STAR moments. STAR stands for Spiritual Time And Reflection.
May God continue to try to live according to His will . Amen. Gloriam ad infinitum
Depending on where you live in the world, you will soon be experiencing my different holidays in the coming weeks and months. In the United States, Thanksgiving is round the corner. Thereafter will come Christmas and New Year. For others it will also include Boxing day. This is not an exhaustive list. Whatever you celebrate it is important to find ways to help you remain happy during this period.
Why is this important? Well, though this is supposed to be a time of joy and happiness, for a large number of us, it is time of stress. The stress comes from the struggle to manage time well, to buy presents for our friends and our loved or from worrying about money.Sometimes, the problem is not that people do not have enough money, but that a lot of people want to spend more money than they have because they want to impress those they are giving presents or because they are competing with others. sadly this competition can even be among parents, brothers and sisters, friends or even grandparents.
The problem with this approach is that it will make you sad because it is not grounded in gratitude and cheerfulness. Remember that God loves a cheerful giver. This does not only apply to when we are making donations to the church or to charities. It also refers to how we give our time , our goods and services. This is why one of the first steps you have to take if you want to be happy this holiday season will be, to ask God to help you.
First, present your plans to God. Tell Him you intentions and tell Him your fears and anxieties. You will be happy if you act with the right intentions . You will be happy if you try your best without going out of your way to get others to approve of your action. If you act hoping that others will be impressed, you end up being disappointed. Why? It is difficult to read the mind of others. Secondly you may not have enough money to buy precisely what want. Yet, if you focus on them you miss the peace and serenity that comes from looking inwards.
If you want to be happy, this holiday season, write down your plan. Make a to-do list. Cross out things on your wish list that are too expensive or too stressful for your budget, even if you can afford it. Watch your time.Don’t try to do too many things at a time. There is only 24 hours in a day. Get enough sleep. Pat yourself on the back. Be thankful to God for both the things you were able to do and the ones you were not able to do. Be grateful for live. An attitude of gratitude will make you happy. Do not focus only on your daily irritations and challenges. One strategy is to write down all the positive experiences of your day to day life. You can also learn about more practical and easy strategies remain happy this holiday season by reading The Secret To Daily Happiness: How To Get Yourself More Focused, More Fulfilled And Happy One Moment At A Time.
Dr Chio Ugochukwu
One of the key features of Adoration Worship with Fr. Mbaka is praising God by calling Him different names. These names reflect the majesty and omnipotence of God. They are praise names. You can use them at different circumstances and times in your daily life. How many do you know and when do you use them.I will share with you a few examples today.
You can sing or shout out these different names for God, to lift up your mood and make yourself happy. You say a name ans sit down in awe or just simply be thankful to God for all his blessings and mercies. You can use these names for praising God and thanking Him .Apart from all the steps we take everyday in our lives to be happy, being thankful to God and praising Him will help us to appreciate the amazing majesty of God.Here are more names.
According to Fr.Mbaka, every child of adoration should have at least 20 different names with to call on God at any moment in time? Remember, that if we are not transforming our daily moments for gloriam ad infinitum,then we are giving the devil a chance. Here are more names,Yahweh-Rapha, El-Elyon, El Roi
Please be kind enough to share the other names you have for God by making a comment. We want to share as many names as possible that we have for God with as many people as possible. May God continue to bless us, May He continue to bless you. Have a happy and blessed day. Never ever stop praying. Always pray to win and remain humble and thankful .
Have you ever spoken to someone and wondered why they are so happy? Did you wonder how you could make yourself happy everyday? Already we know the answer is not simply in getting more money. We know that money cannot buy happiness though we need it to take care of ourselves and our families. On the other hand if you decide to simply rely on your job and your official position to make you happy, what will you do when it is gone?
Everyday we all have to deal with different obstacles and challenges to our daily lives. Sometimes this will come from friends, at other times it will come from relatives or co-workers. It may even come from the attitude and behavior of our children. Whichever way the challenges may come from, we cannot let such challenges rob us of our happiness. We have to find happiness in the middle of the day. After all as members of the adoration family,we know that God wants us to be happy. He wants us to be happy both here on earth and in heaven.
What are the secrets to daily happiness? One of the main secrets to daily happiness is our ability to live fully in the moment with detachment. This means that if we want to find happiness in the middle of the day, we have to be able to try our best in the morning, but be prepared to let go of the morning to fully embrace the afternoon. Sometimes, when rushing off to work , one may run into such a bad traffic jam that , you end up getting to work so late that you miss an important appointment. If you remain mad at yourself, then you will be so angry that when God sends a healing angel or someone who will give you even greater blessings than the one you missed, you will end up missing the second opportunity. Has this ever happened to you? It has happened to me before. After the experience, I promised myself that with the help of God through whom, I can do all things, I shall live in the moment.
Though living in the moment is a very important part of finding happiness in the middle of the day, it is not the only factor. The other thing you need to learn to do is to start asking how you can change your situation for good , instead of asking why you are in a situation you do not want to be in. Unfortunately, most of us spend more than 60% of our time,complaining ton people and asking God “Why”, instead of trying to find out how we can be happy and successful. We need to spend more time finding finding out how we attain sustainable daily happiness and go out and take action.