It’s Never Too Late With God! Your Best Days Are Still Ahead!

The story of “Laurre the Elliot” who bagged a master’s degree at the age of 90, says a lot about the fact that – where there is a will, there will always be a way – no matter the trials or pains! “Laurre the Elliot” is a proof to many that it’s never too late to fulfil your dreams. She said it was that nagging, “unfilled desire“, that prevented her from never giving up. If you want to do something badly enough – then you will be able to do it. Later on, she welcomed her status as role model and hopes to encourage other elderly people to pursue their long-held aspirations. “I hope I can inspire some of these people to continue their education”, she told WFAA. “That’s my goal”. Madam Elliot who hails from Portsmouth, England, spent 15 months at the University of Sussex for her master’s degree in Russian and Eastern European Studies. She also spent a year at the University of Portsmouth as part of her first degree in Russian Studies. She later planned to get her Ph.D. God can still help you accomplish whatever you desire in your life, and destiny.

One day with God is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are as one day. Spiritually, a Gregorian calendar doesn’t exist. An invincible determination can achieve almost anything, and in this – lies the distinction between great men and common men. In the Bible, we see how God overturned the captivity of Job at his old age. Zechariah and Elizabeth had one of the greatest miracles because they decided to wait on God, despite their old age. If you and your family would do the same, you would be put place of honour in your generation. I remembered several years ago when the wife of a pastor committed suicide by hanging herself at their residence. She hanged herself while the husband was attending a night vigil because since they married, they had no child, and she suspected that the husband was falling into temptation, and having sex and children outside their marriage. Is there anything that God cannot do? If the husband was having an extramarital affair, couldn’t God have intervened?

We must never judge the dead, but if the problem was due to lack of having a child and she was growing older, is the God of Zechariah, Abraham, Sarah and Job dead? No! Your case is no different! It’s never too late! And it’s time to say that – repeatedly – to all forms of negativity staring at you. Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporal problem. Note that age is not a barrier to achieving God’s plans for your life! Many people are always blaming circumstances for the cause of where they are in life: however, the people who get along in this world are those who get up and look for the circumstance they want, and if they can’t favourable circumstances, they create them. Reject all forms of regrets! Look unto God. It is never too late with God! Your best days are still ahead!

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Investment (Not Expenditure), is the Basis of Accomplishments in Life

There is actually nothing like getting “something for nothing”, in this world! Making a difference, involves the expenditure of time, energy and resources. Generally, Mother Theresa of Calcutta, India, made a difference in the world: specifically she made a difference by helping the poor and underprivileged people on the streets of one of the world’s largest and poorest cities, Calcutta. She often brought her served meals in the aircraft to feed the poor. After receiving the Noble Peace Prize, she used all the money she got – to feed and care for the poor. When the Pope visited India in 1963, the Indian government bought a limousine to conduct the Pope throughout his stay. At his departure, the Pope gave the limousine to Mother Theresa who quickly sold it to feed and care for the poor: what a love, and what a life to live!

No wonder, even though she is dead, her impact, relevance, and influence lives on.  Impact is made when you live to give, and not just to gain. Those who invest what others retain, achieve what others cannot. Those who live their lives contributing and distributing, rather than accumulating, make the difference on the long run. Investment, not expenditure, is the basis of accomplishments in life. Make a difference through giving! A key to making a difference or living a life of impact on earth, is by living beyond your needs and time.

The biblical Joseph was busy in an ancient Egyptian prison meeting other people’s needs and making them fulfilled. At the end of the day, his own needs were not only met, but he also became a man of influence, power and authority in a foreign land (Egypt). Zig ziglar said, “You will always have everything in life when you help people get what they want”. In the actual sense, it is more blessed to give than receive. Increase someone’s joy by meeting their practical needs. Do something remarkable for someone today, and always.

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Drawing Up, From the Well of Wisdom Located “Deep” Within Your Heart

The scripture in Proverbs 20: 5 of the Christian Bible, says: “Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water, but a man of understanding will draw it out”. A deep look at that scripture will give you the impression that an immeasurable amount of treasures lies within each human beings heart; and these treasures can help each individual live an outstanding and distinguished lifestyle! There is counsel, information and direction within the deepest part of man. It takes a lot of time and thinking to pull them out. Also, it takes wisdom to apply them towards becoming a mystery to your generation. When Joseph (of ancient Israel) gave Pharaoh insight into the impending economic crisis of their era, Pharaoh used that insight as a unique breakthrough in preventing the occurrence of any serious calamity. Joseph advised the king on how food could be preserved for seven years; without decadence, and without the application of any sophisticated technology.

In so many instances, seeking help by running from place to place, is not the real solution to some major issues in life. There is advice, information, direction and solution – within you. Your responsibility is to settle down and discover them. Many people don’t create time to settle down, meditate, think and plan; and so they end up frustrated. At every junction of life, meditate deeply within your spirit, in order to obtain directions. When you are committed to being thoughtful, through meditation, then you’ll be given proper direction. Most of the modern wonders of science were invented because men created time to think and tap into the abundance of wealth and treasures located within their minds. For example, electricity was around all the while: but no one saw it or did anything about it, until Benjamin Franklin thought about it, and brought it into physical existence.

Archimedes brought forth the laws of flotation after thinking deeply over the matter for a long period of time. He got the solution in the bathroom and shouted “eureka”, which means “I have found it”. Bill Gates, who is extremely wealthy and one of the fathers of modern information technology, is a confirmed thinker. A story was once told about him, that while he was in deep thought one day, his mother called out – “Bill, Bill”, but he was lost in his thoughts. When he was eventually asked what he was doing, he replied: “I was thinking, don’t you think?” Limitless amounts of useful information can emanate from your mind, if you make out time to delve into it a little bit, or even much more deeper – than usual. The fact that you don’t take time to think over the issues of life, doesn’t mean that you have an opportunity to be careless! Settle down and calmly meditate, in order to release the treasures of ideas located on the inside part of you.

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Certain Points That Newbies Must Note as They Seek To Make Money Online

On a daily basis, many people browse through a lot of web pages with the intention of making money online. Finally, they end up getting involved in ventures which are new — or quite new to them. This group of people can be referred to as “newbies”. And this article attempts to pin-point certain things that are a necessary basis for making money online. Nobody can really make money on the internet by hurrying or rushing. Once you become a partaker of an online money-making empire, you might not be able to make above a certain bulk of money per time; neither can you amass a certain amount of money instantly. In the journey to making money online — you have to grow into it: money-making is a process that usually grows!

Strong and lasting business empires are created over a period of time with endurance, expectations, hope, faith and steadfastness. Another thing you have to put at the back of your mind is that — nobody can make money online without having specialized skills or knowledge. Anybody who desires to create some wealth from the internet, must invest time, energy and resources into the area of knowledge they are skilled in. In order to be successful — you must invest your knowledge into an online business! Newbies, most especially, must be decisive about what they really want to do online. In case they are ignorant, then they have to educate themselves offline, or search online for the type of people and materials which can educate them on ideas that are a necessary requirement for becoming influential figures in the domain of their choice. Again — becoming influential takes time.

You can’t make money online when you decide to do the things that other people are doing, without having a certain degree of passion. And don’t waste your energy and resources on an online business — just because every other person is partaking in it or talking about it. Be spot-on in knowing exactly what it is that you want to achieve: then carry out an independent research to ascertain whether the business can generate a great or appreciable amount of money over time. You can’t make money online by walking around like a blind man who can’t see and understand how the online environment works! After gaining the knowledge and understanding about how the internet environment works, then certainly — you won’t be afraid and uncertain in many instances where things might not go as smoothly as you expect.

Also, you must have the necessary drive, determination and focus in order to make money online. Don’t hop around the internet being a jack of all trades but master of none. At first, concentrate on one opportunity, then obtain a handsome reward before you venture into another opportunity.

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10 Factors Which Present Inconclusive Evidences as Causes of Obesity

Despite the global prevalence of obesity, there is no universal agreement about the best dietary practice to sustain a moderate or favorable body weight. Diets containing low percentages of carbohydrate and high percentages of protein result in greater quantity of weight loss (on a short term basis). Based on the results obtained from studies, diets containing a lower percentage of vegetables, fruits, grains and fiber – long with a higher percentage of fat – are likely causes obesity and weight gain. However, a lot of research still needs to be carried out in order to understand the dieting patterns of people with moderate or favorable body weights, who live within communities that consist of a large number of obese and overweight people.

One general question that keeps on popping up – is: “how can weight be controlled?” Does effective control depend on the place and time people consume their food? Is it more difficult to control weight if fast-foods are consumed in place of home-made foods? These questions and many others, linger on in a vast number of minds. Unfortunately, both scientific and non-scientific research do not have spot-on answers which could be all-encompassing replies to the myriad number of questions related to weight gain and obesity. From a look at most research findings, the available evidences contain words like: “could, likely, probably, unknown, etc.”; and phrases such as: “to some extent,… ; it is possible that… ; it is generally very difficult to state that… ; there isn’t enough proof to say that… ; etc. So what exactly should humanity believe in? Well, whatever you believe in, this list shines a spotlight on inconclusive, and sometimes – contradictory facts about the reasons for obesity:

1. Quantity of fat:

Most times, the argument about obesity – in relation to the quantity of fat within a diet – doesn’t lead to any reasonable consensus because a lot of issues are usually considered at once. On the other hand, it has been observed that epidemiological facts could have been affected by some degree(s) of bias which certainly originates from “somewhere” during any research. One example is when a blunt equipment is used in measuring dietary intake; another is when a significantly lesser frequency of reporting (about fat and energy intake) takes place in relation to obesity.

One particular study reported that the parameters considered in discerning the relationship between obesity and the quantity of fat intake – are assessed by proxy, and are thus – prone to error. The differences in the procedures used to evaluate the degree of obesity, as related to fat intake, reveal a lack of uniformity across several studies. In fact, there are different views about the role which fat intake plays in bringing about obesity. In terms of diet intake, there are still arguments about the effects of diet make-up on weight increase: this is an area that needs more research. However, there is unwavering proof from various controlled trials (during experimentation) – that a large intake of energy-heavy nutrients (foods) promotes an unhealthy increase in weight.

2. Quantity of Carbohydrate: Sugar (Monosaccharides and Disaccharides) and Non-Starch Polysaccharides (NSP):

Predominantly, sugars exist as monosaccharides and disaccharides which are present in syrups, fruit juice and honey. Carbohydrates, which are mainly polysaccharides, are either starch or Non-Starch Polysaccharides (NSP). Diets with heavy quantities of carbohydrates help to defend the body against weight increase. But, if a diet is high on sugar, does the same idea hold? Results from studies are in conclusive: as a matter of fact, research conducted on a large number of people indicates that individuals – whose total energy consumption is high – are “inclined to” consume large amounts of sugar.

Available evidence from one study showed that the glycemic (blood sugar level) indicator is strongly related to BMI (Body Mass Index) which is a parameter that expresses the degree of probability at which obesity can occur. This insight is coherent with the speculation that – with an increase in blood sugar level, a greater quantity of insulin is generated; leading to the suggestion that specific types of carbohydrates “may be” associated with weight increase. The information from this particular research was not in agreement with the findings from other studies which support a reduction of carbohydrate intake in order to successfully lose weight – as advised by other investigators. All the same, it is necessary to investigate further in order to find a strong relationship between carbohydrate intake and weight gain, or obesity.

3. Quantity of Protein:

The Atkins Diet, which is a diet that contains a lesser amount of carbohydrates, became very popular until people became worried about the risk involved in ingesting too much cholesterol and saturated fat – up to a point that it lost popularity and significance. Funny enough, the diet could not help its own advocator (Dr. Atkins) who became a victim of heart failure – at least – at one time during his life.

One publication in the Journal of American Medical Association (2012) revealed that proteins have an influential role to play in weight increase; although calories play a much greater role. Furthermore, the study reported that researchers divided healthy people into three categories and gave them diets in which 1,000 calories – along with varying degrees of protein – were added to. After eating, it was observed that the category of individuals who ate the least amount of protein – put on the least amount of weight, although there was a drop in the mass of their muscles, along with 90% of fat in the form of calories.

The two other categories of individuals who separately ingested high and normal amounts of protein, gained an equal amount of weight that was higher than the first category which ate the least amount of protein. However, what was evidently noticed is that the latter categories had an increase in the mass of their muscles instead of a decrease. Although that may sound baffling, the study revealed the following:

  1. Excessive eating leads to an increase in weight
  2. Protein intake leads to an increase in the mass of the muscles

iii. Diets that are short of protein can make an individual become fat. As you noticed, the category of people who ate the least amount of protein – put on the largest amount of fat.

There is a lot of misconception about the appropriate amount of protein that should be consumed in a healthy diet. Some people are of the opinion that we already ingest too much, while others feel that any amount of protein we ingest is not too much.

4. Quantity of Alcohol:

Alcohol, which is an energy-heavy nutrient, has the ability to raise the quantity of fat stored in the body to a substantial degree. Regardless of available evidence indicating the benefits associated with a light intake of alcohol (in relation to obesity and body weight), various studies have shown contradictory evidences. Studies on food consumption reveal that energy generated from alcohol, adds up with the energy from food intake to produce a sum total of energy which only increases when more alcohol is consumed.

Generally, recorded proof from some studies reveals that moderate consumption of alcohol doesn’t lead to an increase in weight. In some instances, it’s quite true that the surplus amount of energy intake related with weight increase in some people – was likely due to alcohol consumption. Nonetheless, the existing proof is contradicting and handicapped by significant restrictions which make it difficult to put to rest the argument that alcohol consumption leads to obesity. Coupled with a healthy eating style (that won’t lead to weight increase), a light or moderate consumption of alcohol is recommendable.

5. Breastfeeding:

Breastfeeding has been considered a strong measure against weight increase during childhood. A number of studies have shown that children who breastfeed are less likely to become obese in their childhood than those children who don’t; while other analytical studies revealed evidences which were contradictory.

Fat (or excessively fat) children are likely to carry their fatness into adulthood. An evaluation of 18 studies (carried out on almost 20,000 people) revealed that – in some studies – a link was discovered between breastfeeding and certain forms of obesity which might have occurred later on. A research on 9,367 children showed that obesity was predominant among 2.8% of children who breastfed, while it was higher (4.5%) among children who never breastfed.

After that evaluation, another published study revealed that – in a research carried out on a number of boys and girls in the USA (above 15,000 in number), between the ages of 9 and 15 – a drop of about 20% was observed in their likelihood of becoming overweight. This figure was only related with the population that breastfed regularly within the first six months of their lives.

6. Nutrition Level at Birth:

The amount of weight a new born baby has at birth – indicates the quality of nutrition it had in its mother’s womb. A survey on the forecasting of obesity showed a logically consistent connection between birth weight and the risk of becoming overweight, as a kid, or as a grownup. A research on more than 2,000 pregnant women (who gave birth later on) revealed that the children of women who put on an excessive quantity of weight – had, at least – four times the chance of becoming overweight at the age of three than children of women who gained an amount of weight that was “not adequate enough”.

Another study carried out on children in four countries (Brazil, China, Russia and South Africa) between the ages of 3 and 9 years, proved that children who experienced stunted growth, had a higher probability of becoming overweight than children who didn’t experience stunted growth. The speculation that intrauterine and childhood under-nutrition produces excessive weight during adulthood – is an important one. Nonetheless, the degree to which they are associated, are evidently complicated, and existing data are not significant enough to make a single general statement on the issue.

7. Restricted Eating, Dieting and Bingeing Patterns:

While it may be agreed upon that restrictive eating is likely required to keep away obesity in circumstances where an ever-available supply of food is tempting, some people who actually succeed in restricting themselves to some extent, may end up eating out of control.

Research has shown that the probability of becoming overweight is lesser in those people who practice a flexible restrictive eating pattern; while the probability of becoming overweight is higher in those people whose practice of restrictive eating is too rigid. Excessive eating, and the habit of eating late in the night – are often associated with rigid restrictive eating. Various studies have pointed that – although the connection between dissimilar eating practices and obesity “is complex to figure out,” it is generally agreed that excessive eating is usually associated with obesity.

8. Eating Outside the Home:

The rate at which people eat outside their homes is rising rapidly in the western world, and is properly recorded in the USA. Research in the USA has shown that a rise in the rate at which people eat outside the home, and the amount of money people use in eating away from their houses, has occurred simultaneously with widespread incidences of obesity.

It has been observed (in the USA) that food prepared outside the home has a greater amount of fat, total energy, sodium and cholesterol: also, it contains a lesser amount of calcium and fibre, and is typically inferior in nutritional quality than food prepared at home. These variations and differences in the composition of food – are probable reasons for the prevalence of obesity in the USA. Another observation is that people who eat outside the home more, have a higher body mass index (BMI) than those who eat at home more. In relationship with obesity, the evidence which shows that there is a risk involved in eating food outside the home, is highly associated with the USA; but it can be generalized on other countries where the same practice occurs to some considerable extent. In Asian countries, people are not likely to gain weight if they eat outside the home: in fact, it is unknown whether obesity is related with eating outside the home.

9. Frequency of Eating Snacks:

It is relevant to consider the composition of snack foods, and how a rise in the rate of eating snacks leads to becoming overweight. There is sufficient proof from the USA, that the rate at which people eat snacks is rising: also, the energy density and total energy in snack foods is increasing, with snacks taking up between 20 and 25% of the total energy in the body system of people who reside in the UK and USA. Even so, there isn’t enough proof to say that a higher rate of eating snacks would lead to obesity. In cases where there is little evidence, it rather shows that the frequent eating of snacks­ – fights against weight increase. Notwithstanding, the high concentration of energy in snacks may do the contrary, by promoting weight increase.

10. Environmental Issues:

Nowadays, it can be observed that fast-food shops are gaining more popularity (and control) over supermarkets, especially in the western world. At the same time, high-calorie foods are being widely advertised and vigorously marketed. The increasing causes of obesity in any environment surrounding people are probably a major factor for any outbreak in the spread of obesity. The surroundings in which groups of human beings live are quite complex, and individuals — with various types of eating auras, have a great influence on other people’s eating habits in schools, restaurants, homes and fast-food shops.

A great deal of proof available about the effect(s) of the environment on eating and obesity (or weight gain) can be obtained from past research. Although, typically peaking – it’s difficult to pick out particular environmental influences. The same declaration can be made about environments in which people are not physically active. The increasing use of cars and machines in place of physical work associated with daily labor – are a few of the prevailing factors which influence people towards physically inactive lifestyles. Cases of obesity and weight gain have been observed to be higher among children who watch videos and television more.

ADVICE: MAKE MORE EFFORT TO PREVENT, THAN TO CURE

Prevention is very important in health, and also – in many other areas of life. Effective prevention involves the recognition of symptoms, and the implementation of preventive measures, before the symptoms turn into problematic conditions. There are ways you can use to find out whether your body and health are becoming unhealthy. Most problems we see could have been easily prevented by taking certain steps. It’s never too late to start practicing anything that can keep you healthy; so consider some preventive steps below:

i. Don’t Eat When you are Not Hungry

Research has shown that people who have moderate or light weight, are – slim, moderate or thin, because they only eat when they are hungry: when there is that need to eat. It’s advisable to eat – only when your body communicates the need for it.

ii. Take Healthy Diets

Everybody can align their diets with FDA standards, as it is one of the best ways to prevent obesity. The FDA advises that each individual should eat 2,000 calories per day; which should include foods like, milk, meat, vegetables, fruits and legumes in their diets.

iii. Do Not eat Junk Food

Although junk foods are difficult to resist, try your best to do away with them. Be wise enough to avoid eating any junk food because it’s one of the easiest ways to lead to obesity.

iv. Drink a lot of Water

Water detoxifies and cleanses many impurities within the body. Don’t allow it to contain sugar or any sweetening substances. The FDA advises that an individual should take between 8 to 10 glasses of water per day.

v. Monitor Your Weight

Measure your weight at least once every week so that you will be convinced it is within a healthy range. If you find out that it is increasing beyond an acceptable limit, then that is the exact time you need to start taking steps to lose some of it. If you notice your weight is getting on the high end, then you may have to reduce the amount of food you eat; or start doing more exercise than before.

vi. Make it a Habit to be Regularly Active

One of the best ways to prevent obesity is by living an active lifestyle. There are so many ways to be active; take a walk, run, ride a bike, practice yoga, etc. A lot of people like going to the gym, but that’s not so necessary.

vii. Go for a Medical Check-up, at Least Once in a Year

Medical associations and all doctors advise that people should go for medical tests, at least once a year; in order to detect whether there are any problems, or symptoms related to the occurrence of a greater problem which might occur in the future. If any problem is detected, a doctor can easily tackle it before it becomes serious.

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Your Outcome in Life Is Determined By What You Believe in; Faith or Fact

In Christian Bible, 2nd Corinthians 5:7 says: “For we walk by faith: not by sight”. The literal meaning of the above scripture is that we are meant to live our lives; make progress and carry out actions based on faith – which is the ultimate and unseen reality. Don’t live your life on the basis things which you can only see with your physical eyes. “Faith”, which is the ultimate truth, belongs to the spiritual world; while “facts” are only limited to the physical world which we see with our eyes. Faith is superior to, and stronger than fact! Fact is temporal and changeable but faith (truth) is eternal and unchangeable. Even history has shown that fact can become untrue, without divine or supernatural intervention. For example, it was a fact many years ago that malaria had no cure and many people died because of it; but that is no longer true today.

In the past, it was considered a fact that iron could neither fly nor float: but today, heavy tons of iron (in steel form) are floating and flying from one part of the world to the other in the form of ships and aircrafts – carrying both people and cargo wherever they wish to go to. In the past, there were no drugs for the cure of several diseases, but today there are so many types of drugs. If time can alter fact, how much more will your faith in destroy fact – in an instant! Despise all facts, and rather believe in the truth. Your physical experiences or that of other people should not guide your life’s journey. Believe in the ultimate truth about the supernatural ability that God gave man to turn unfavorable circumstances into favorable ones. Allow your faith and belief to guide you towards your God-given destiny.

The scripture in Romans 10: 17, the Bible says that: “The just shall live by faith”. This faith is based on how God sees ease and solutions to every situation and difficulty in this physical world. The scripture didn’t say that the just shall live by experience, night dreams, personal wisdom, skill or expertise! It said that the just shall live by faith! Many people elevate their experience, personal wisdom and skills above faith, ultimate truth and the power of God – to the extent that they constantly dwell in the realm of frustration and dissatisfaction. We have stated that ultimate truth is superior to fact, and a lot of people know that the real battle of a man lies between fact and truth. What is the difference between them? Well, fact is a natural reality which has evidence only to the physical senses; i.e. you can see, hear, feel, smell or touch it. Faith (or truth) on the other hand, is supernatural or spiritual reality; and is not always obvious to the body’s senses, i.e. – you might not be able to sense faith physically – but it’s real. The fact might be that – based on experience and expertise – there would be no hope, but the truth (faith) says: “launch out your heart with hope” and in many instances where faith was strong – the truth prevailed. Allow the truth to prevail in your life!

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God’s Greatness: Within His Books and Everything Around You!

Most of the time, people likely don’t give any thought about God, and his greatness. They are too engrossed in their own activities, good or bad, to a point that they hardly think about the trees, birds, other beautifully created beings and objects created by God. Creation gives a clue to the greatness of God beyond what we can only see. Nowadays (arguably more than at any other time in history), mankind unconsciously and unintentionally takes the back seat when considering the common things of life. This causes them to close their own minds from seeing the greatness of God which is exposed through the simplicity of observing his creatures and his creation. In reality, the follower(s) of any religion (or believers in God), can sense much of God’s greatness by reading the contents of their respective “holy books” or “words of God”. A lot of mysteries and miracles (backed up with historical evidence), can be read and deeply felt from reading and meditating on those words in the holy books. Coupled with reading the words of God — is the intriguing experience of beholding the products of God’s amazing power; i.e. the tangible things you can see, hear and feel around you.

Over the ages, and up till this moment, the words in the “holy books” show a direct signpost from God’s creation — towards his immensely great power. From the time he created the first man, many of his followers (on a different page from those who disbelieve) gained extraordinary insight about God’s mysterious powers of manifesting his thoughts in physical forms. Saint Paul was loud and audible when he said: “since the creation of the world, the hidden characteristics of God have been clearly understood by the things he created around us”. Even stone-hearted disbelievers like Pharaoh and Nebuchadnezzar (just to name a few people who attempted to exalt themselves above God), were forced to accept God’s sovereignty when the chips went down. At the end of the battle between little Pharaoh and God, Pharaoh lost every important thing he had because he went against God’s order, by keeping the Israelites as slaves in captivity. When the sun set on the battle between tiny Nebuchadnezzar and almighty God, he (Nebuchadnezzar) was changed into another form, and driven away from people to eat grass like an ox.

One of the most touching stories in the Christian Bible, is the one that narrates how God spoke to Job out of a whirlwind; and what he (God) specifically told him (Job). Rather than being sorry and apologetic to Job for the hardship he was going through, God talked to him about the beauty in creation as expressed through various types of animals he (God) created. This story shows God’s own decision to direct and inspire man towards looking at the creative side of life, instead of concentrating on hardship. It seemed like God was indirectly telling Job to view his (God’s) greatness in order to gain the power to wipe away his (Job’s) own tears. Well, at the end of the battle against adversity, all of Job’s tears were wiped away. In truth, the mystery, greatness and splendor of God’s creatures, along with creation, should actually draw us closer to God: they should make us adore him and talk to others about him. Nowadays, you find that that’s not so much the case because a major part of mankind is too fixed on their “own” thing(s); forgetting that God made them as a part of the beautiful, and much bigger creation.

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