INSPIRING ARTICLES, BIOGRAPHIES AND POEMS TO SPUR US TO GREATER HEIGHTS IN CHRIST!!!

Thursday, 17 July 2014

GLORY

FAVORITE QUOTES OF FANNY CROSBY-THE HYMN WRITER

When I get to heaven,the first face that shall ever gladden my sight will be that of my Saviour.
                                                                                                        Fanny Crosby
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It may seem a little old-fashioned,always to begin one's work with prayer,but I never undertake a hymn without first asking the good Lord to be my inspiration.
                                                                                                        Fanny Crosby
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Speed away, speed away with the life-giving Word,
To the nations that know not the voice of the Lord;
Take the wings of the morning and fly o'er the wave,
In the strength of your Master the lost ones to save;
He is calling once more, not a moment's delay,
Speed away! speed away! speed away!
                                                   Fanny Crosby(Excerpt from her hymn"SPEED AWAY")
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O what a happy soul am I!
   Although I cannot see,
I am resolved that in this world
   Contented I will be;
How many blessings I enjoy
   That other people don't!
To weep and sigh because I'm blind,
   I cannot, and I won't."

                                   Fanny Crosby(This poem was written  when she was only eight years old)

I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them. Isaiah 42 vs 16(NIV)
© 2013 Benjamin Anabaraonye

For more on Fanny Crosby visit : www.wholesomewords.org 
ii) Heroes of the Faith series
  Fanny Crosby-The hymn writer By Bernard Ruffin
  Barbour publishing Inc.,Ohio
iii)A brief look at the life of Fanny Crosby -the hymn writer by Benjamin Anabaraonye

Saturday, 7 June 2014

GOD'S GRACE


God's grace makes the difference
We triumph through His grace
As we dwell in His holy presence
As we seek His majestic face.

                    
God's grace keeps us pure and holy
In a world full of contamination
As Christians we are called to be
A royal priesthood and a holy nation.

                       
God's grace still amazes me
Amazing grace how sweet the sound
Flows from His Word like sweet honey
Amazing grace in Christ is found!

For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men.It teaches us to say"No" to ungodliness and worldly passions,and to live self-controlled,upright and godly lives in this present age.  

Titus 2:11-12(NIV)

Copyright 2014 by Benjamin Anabaraonye

I'm so grateful for God's grace and mercies  which are new every morning.Amazing grace how sweet the sound!!!

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

YOUR LEGACY


Someday,someone will be reading your legacy.What will it say?
Never forget that you are writing your own eulogy with every passing day.
Today,as you read these words.
Tonight,as you interact with your family.
Tomorrow,as you move through your waking hours.

Your words,your choices,your schedule,your friends all help to define your life.So take this time to think....

What will you be remembered for when you're gone?

A question that stirs my heart....I'm always inspired reading about the great heroes of faith.If they were able to overcome their challenges,then we also can and even more....As the coming of the Lord draws nearer.

Sharing God's love and letting others know about Jesus Christ is one of the greatest things we can do with our lives here on earth.

So lets  choose to leave a legacy of love...

Friday, 18 April 2014

JESUS PAID IT ALL

                                                                          
And they sang a new song, saying:
“You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals,because you were slain,and with your blood you purchased men for God from every tribe and language and people and nation. You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God,and they will reign on the earth.”  
Revelation 5 vs 9-10(NIV)

Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep,  equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Hebrews 13 vs 20-21(NIV) 
 
In a loud voice they were saying: "Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!"Revelation 5 vs 12(NIV)

 Glory to God in the highest for His boundless love and the gift of His only begotten Son-Jesus Christ who came to earth and died to redeem mankind from the power of sin,sickness and satan.Hosanna in the highest!!!

Monday, 7 April 2014

THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST

 
The blood of Jesus Christ so precious
Was lavishly shed on Calvary's cross
To redeem the souls of sinful men
That they may become God's children.

Precious,pure and priceless blood
Shed to redeem men back to God
All hail the Man of Calvary
Who brought salvation full and free.

Sentenced to death by Pontius Pilate
Pummeled by the impudent and profligate
Whipped by merciless roman soldiers
Stripped and given a crown of thorns to wear.

Betrayed,denied and then crucified
On the cross,bled sorely and died.
Suffering such agony and shame
That we may have victory in His name.

His blood brought freedom and forgiveness
Granting believers grace and righteousness
Now men can be cleansed and reconciled to God
By the wonder-working power in His blood.

How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God! 
Hebrews 9:14(NIV)
Copyright 2014 by Benjamin Anabaraonye

Monday, 27 January 2014

WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT

 
Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again.  The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” 
Exodus 14 vs 13-14(NIV)

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 Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations,
  I will be exalted in the earth.”Psalm 46 vs 10(NIV)
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The Lord your God is with you,He is mighty to save.He will take great delight in you,He will quiet you with His love,He will rejoice over you with singing".
Zephaniah 3:17(NIV)
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For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us,so that through endurance and the encouragement of the scriptures we might have hope.
Romans 15:4(NIV)
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We all need encouragement in our journey of faith.What a joy to receive timely encouragement and there's a greater joy in giving great encouragement to others who need our kind and gracious encouragement.Be encouraged in Christ today!!!