Friday, 22 November 2013
WHAT DO YOU SEE?
PAUL WRITES, For a great and effective door has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. So what are you focusing on? The open door or the adversaries, the opportunities or the obstacles? In 1866, an amateur geologist noticed some South African children playing with a glistening rock. He asked the children's mother if he could purchase it. Thinking it was worth nothing, she gave it to him. Later when he examined it, he discovered that it was a premium 21 carat diamond. when word got out, a Scottish mineralogist named James Gregory was sent to investigate. He reported that South Africa wasn't suitable for finding diamonds. He speculated that the previous discoveries had resulted from ostriches, of all things eating the gems in distant lands and depositing them in South Africa via their dung. A few days after Gregory's report was made public, an eighty- three- carat diamond was found in the area that he had visited. It is now known as star of South Africa, and it launched the region's first mining operation in what is today the largest producer of diamonds. And what about Gregory? His name lives on, but not as he might have wished. In the diamond industry, when someone exhibits bad judgement, it's called "pulling a Gregory." If you ask God, He would help you find the "treasure" in your field (Matthew 13:44-45). If Jesus could turn water into wine and feed five thousand people with a boy's lunch, think what He can do through you. The question is, what do you see? The open door or the obstacles?
Written by Bob and Debby Gass copyright 2013 UCB Ltd.
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Bola Praise as she is fondly called is a woman with in-depth passion and love for God and God’s people. She is a Nigerian living in the Republic of Ireland, a graduate of Political Science (Education) from Lagos State University Lagos State Nigeria. She attended Christ the Redeemer Bible College and School of Disciples both in Ireland. Bola Praise is a prolific song writer, a worship leader, a recording artiste, Christian author and a poet.
She coordinated the Choir of her local church (RCCG Word of Life Parish Ballyhaunis, Republic of Ireland) for six years before moving ahead to answer her divine calling.
Bola is a very good teacher of the word, to the glory of God; she teaches Sunday school in her church.
She has published among many books a bestselling book on praise "Power of Quality Praise.” She is blessed with three seeds of greatness.