The path of the just is like the shining sun. That shines ever brighter unto the perfect day

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The path of the just is like the shining sun. That shines ever brighter unto the perfect day

 Shine Brighter for Christ.

Proverbs 4:18 “But the path of the just is like the shining sun. That shines ever brighter unto the perfect day.”

You are the righteousness of God; or in other words, you are the showpiece of God’s saving grace and His forgiveness on this earth. As you seek God and allow Him to take control of every facet of your life you will find that your life shines brighter and brighter and God will use you more and more to change and impact other people’s lives, in Jesus Christ Name! Amen!

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God is still in the business of performing the miraculous (Readied to donate organs, 21 year old emerges from coma)

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God is still in the business of performing the miraculous (Readied to donate organs, 21 year old emerge from coma

By Susan Donaldson James – Good Morning AmericaYahoo News

Sam Schmid, an Arizona college student believed to be brain dead and poised to be an organ donor, miraculously recovered just hours before doctors were considering taking him off life support.

Schmid, a junior and business major at the University of Arizona was critically wounded in an Oct. 19 five – car accident in Tucson.

The 21-year-old’s brain injuries were so severe that the local hospital could not treat him. He was airlifted to the Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Phoenix, where specialists performed surgery for a life-threatening aneurysm.

As hospital officials began palliative care and broached the subject of organ donation with his family, Schmid began to respond, holding up two fingers on command. Today he is walking with the aid of a walker, and his speech, although slow, has improved.

Doctors say he will likely have a complete recovery. He even hopes to get a day pass from the hospital to celebrate the holidays with his large extended family.

“Nobody could ever give me a better Christmas present than this — ever, ever, ever,” said his mother, Susan Regan, who is vice-president of the insurance company Lovitt-Touche.

“I tell everyone, if they want to call it a modern-day miracle, this is a miracle,” said Regan, 59, and a Catholic. “I have friends who are atheists who have called me and said, ‘I am going back to church.'”

Schmid’s doctor, renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Robert Spetzler, agreed that his recovery was miraculous.

“I am dumb-founded with his incredible recovery in such a short time,” said Spetzler. “His recovery was really remarkable considering the extent of his lethal injuries.”

Hospital officials are crediting Spetzler with having a “hunch” that despite an initially dire prognosis, the young man would make it. But he said it was “reasonable” for others to consider withdrawing the patient from life support.

“It looked like all the odds were stacked against him,” said Spetzler, who has performed more than 6,000 such surgeries and trained the doctor who operated on Congressman Gabrielle Giffords after she was shot at the beginning of this year.

During surgery, Spetzler clipped the balloonlike aneurysm in the blood vessel — “as if I were patching a tire,” a procedure that eventually worked.

For days Schmid didn’t seem to be responding, but what puzzled his doctor was that he did not see fatal injuries on the MRI scan. So he decided to keep Schmid on life support longer.

“There was plenty wrong — he had a hemorrhage, an aneurysm and a stroke from the part of the aneurysm,” Spetzler said. “But he didn’t have a blood clot in the most vital part of his brain, which we know he can’t recover from. And he didn’t have a massive stroke that would predict no chance of a useful existence.”

So while the family was given a realistic picture of Schmid’s poor chances for survival, Spetzler ordered one more MRI to see if the critical areas of the brain had turned dark, indicating brain death.

“If not, we would hang on and keep him on support,” he said. “But I didn’t want to give the family false hope.”

Schmid’s mother said no one “specifically” asked if her son would be a donor, but they “subtly talk to you about quality of life.”

“At some point, I knew we had to make some sort of decision, and I kept praying,” said Regan.

The MRI came back with encouraging news during the day and by evening Schmid “inexplicably” followed the doctors’ commands, holding up two fingers.

“It was like fireworks all going off at the same time,” said Spetzler.

Today, Schmid — his speech clear and sounding upbeat — told ABCNews.com, “I feel fine. I’m in a wheelchair, but I am getting lots of help.”

Sam Schmid Has No Memory of the Accident

He said he remembers nothing of the accident nor coming around after being in an induced coma. “It wasn’t until I woke up in rehab,” he said. “But they told me about afterwards.”

Schmid was returning from coaching basketball at his former Catholic school when a van swerved into his lane. The Jeep in which he was riding went airborne, hit a light pole and landed on its side.

Schmid’s left hand and both of his femurs broke and required surgery. But the worst were the traumatic head injuries, which were complex and nearly always fatal.

All those involved say the support that Schmid got from family and friends — and especially the care at Barrow — may have made the difference. His brother John, a 24-year-old IT specialist, took a leave of absence from his job in Chicago to be at his brother’s bedside.

Family flew in from around the country, and Delta Chi fraternity brothers made regular visits, even creating a mural for their friend.

“It seems like we were being led down a path to plan for the worst and that things were not going to work out,” said John Schmid. “The miracle, to put it bluntly, was that in a matter of seven days, we went from organ donation to rehab. What a roller coaster it was.”

He said his brother’s speech is slow, but he understands what others are saying. Sam Schmid’s athleticism — as a basketball coach and snowboard instructor — probably helped, he said.

“Honestly, I am at a loss for words,” said John Schmid. “I am just so proud of Sam. He’s got a strong constitution and he’s very determined. But it’s been quite an eye-opener for me — a real learning curve. You can’t take anything for granted.”

Sam Schmid’s surgeon agrees.

“You get incredible highs when you save someone facing neurological devastation or death,” said Spetzler. “That is counter-pointed by the incredible lows when you fail to help someone.”

“In a way, his recovery was truly miraculous,” he said. “It’s a great Christmas story.”

Ever the scientist, Spetzler wasn’t willing to speculate what a comatose patient hears. But he admits, “There are so many things we don’t understand about the brain and what happens at the time someone is near death.”

“The whole family was at his side during the day and at night hovering over him, then to see there was a chance after being ready to let go,” he said. “But I am very much a big believer that positive thoughts and positive energy in a room can only help.”

 

May God Almighty prosper Nigeria and Israel and defend us from all our enemies in Jesus Christ Name, Amen!

 

 

One step at a time God brings us to a place He can train us to live a life that glorifies Him and is a blessing to others

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One step at a time God brings us to a place where He can train us to live a life that glorifies Him and is a blessing to others

A picture of brokenness is that of a wild stallion wanting its independence but being ridden for the first time. It does not want to submit, and it does not want to do what it is told to do. It enjoys a cowboy feeding it, keeping its trough filled with fresh water, and allowing it to go out and nibble grass in the sunshine. The problem comes when the saddle is tossed on its back and the harness is placed over its head.

However, if you have watched a horse being broken, you know the cowboy has more sense than to take a new horse that has never been ridden and toss a saddle on its back. For days, the animal may be led around a pen as it adjusts to the pressure of wearing a harness and the conditions surrounding its changing lifestyle. Then the saddle comes out of the tack room and is placed on the horse’s back – but without a rider. Finally, the cowboy puts a foot in one of the stirrups.

There are many steps in between these, but we can form a mental picture of the process used to break a horse and prepare it to be ridden. When the cowboy climbs into the saddle, the initial shock of having someone on its back is frightening and irritating. The animal begins to buck and rears its head before it begins to settle and trot around its pen. Some horses refuse to be broken and risk being sold. Others, in time and through proper care, are broken and begin the enjoyment of a lifetime of service to their owners.

When God begins to work in your life, He doesn’t immediately toss a saddle on your back or seek to break you through the circumstances of life. Instead, He works with a plan and goal in mind. Bit-by-bit and inch-by-inch, He brings you to a place where He can train you to live a life that glorifies Him and is a blessing to others.

May God Almighty prosper Nigeria and Israel and defend us from all our enemies in Jesus Christ Name, Amen!

Arise and shine for the light has come and the gloryof the Lord has risen upon you

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The Redeemed Christian Church of GOD.
HOLY GHOST CONGRESS!
Theme: A NEW THING.
Date: 12-17 Dec, 2011.
Venue: Redemption camp, KM 46, Lagos Ibadan expressway, Nigeria.
You are invited!

 

Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee (Isaiah 60:1).

God has called you to the life of glory, which is beyond the earthly realm. That life is the manifestation of His glory: The perfections, beauty and excellence of divinity resident in your spirit! This therefore means that the glory of God is in you.

Our Lord Jesus Christ walked and lived in the glory of God everyday while He walked on earth. The people living in His day saw God’s grace mightily at work in Him and testified to it: “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father), full of grace and truth” (John 1:14)

God wants you to shine in the beauty and excellence of His grace which He has bestowed on your life. He wants you to excel in your job, academics, projects, relationships and all that you do, until the world begins to wonder at you. The way to make this happen is to meditate continually on God’s Word, for the glory is in the Word. Before long, that glory will rise from your spirit and be evident in your life, through your words, deeds, and ideas.

Confession

My life is an expression of the glory of God within my Spirit. Today, I am moving from glory to glory and excelling in all that I do. Many are coming to the knowledge of Christ Jesus through the radiance of God’s beauty upon my life! Hallelujah! Amen!

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May Our God The Almighty prosper Nigeria and Israel and defend us from all our enemies in Jesus Christ Name, Amen!

For God’s Glory

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WE ARE
CREATED FOR GOD’S GLORY

Even every one that is called by my
name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made
him (Isaiah 43:7)

The reason
many people still find themselves in regrettable circumstances is that they
haven’t come in terms with their identity in Christ Jesus. You must realize
that God made you, not so you’ll be defeated or fail in life, He created you
for glory and for beauty – you’re His Best! The Bible says “Of His own will begat He us with the word of truth, that we should be
a kind of first – fruits of His creatures”
(James 1:18). To be the first
fruit of His creatures means you’re the first and the best!

You’re the
best of you that there is. No wonder God loves to brag and show off with you! You’re
His peculiar treasure: “But ye are a
chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that
ye should shew forth the praises of Him who hath called you out of darkness
into His marvellous light”
(1 Peter 2:9). Therefore, take pleasure in your
uniqueness; delight in your peculiarity, for no one else in the world can do
the things you do. No one can take your place; you must bless the world with
the investment of your personality.

You’re not
struggling to be the best, you’re the best! In Matthew 4:19, Jesus met two
fishermen (Peter and Andrew) and said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Now, the exciting
thing about those words of Jesus Christ is the fact that He (Christ) was the
One “making” them, and not they “trying” to become. God has made you who you
are – a bundle of success; an achiever, and a victor in Christ Jesus, and no
one can unmake what God has made! He lives in you to ensure you become that
dream that you have in your spirit.

Let this
mind be in you today, not only do you deserve the best, you’re the best! God gave
His Son Jesus Christ – His best to die in your place, that shows your true
value. You only give the best to get the best. Wake up! Rise! Shake yourself
out of the dust, and be the person God has ordained you to be, for He has made
you for glory, and for beauty – you’re the best!

PRAYER

Dear Heavenly Father! Thank You for
choosing me out of the world for Your glory. Thank You for the divine ability
You’ve given me to be a success and a victor in life. I declare that my life is
for Your praise, glory and beauty, as I take the necessary steps today to bring
forth durable fruits unto Your Holy Name!
Amen!

 

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May Our God The
Almighty prosper Nigeria and Israel and defend us from all our enemies in Jesus
Christ Name, Amen!