Monday 30 December 2013

My Highlight and Your Highlight! Lets Go!

Hi Readers and Followers,

This is my last post for this year. It has been a great year. Let me not deceive you, while it has been a great year, it has also been a year that I learnt some life principles, which initially appeared difficult but I can look back now and smile. Praise Jesus!

  • What do you consider has the most memorable post or the post that you found inspired from my 1st Year of blogging? 
  • What was your best highlight for this year? 
  • What are you looking forward to? 

My Answers:
1) The posts that I enjoyed writing and I also found informative for my personal development are:
  • Why do you have to trim me? 
  • Is kissing a sin in courtship & Don't judge me: I do not kiss.
  • Part 1-3 of Correcting in love.
2) My best highlight for this year is: Special treat on my birthday.

3) I'm looking forward to creating time to read more books.

Myss Lafunky wishes you a prosperous New Year.

Myss Lafunky's Advice for Her Readers and Followers for Next Year:
  • Seek The Lord. Many people have sought material things all their lives only to discover at the end that it does not satisfy.
  • Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.
  • Read a chapter of the book of Proverbs in the Bible a day. Feel free to share your experience and learning once you start reading your daily Proverbs.

Include your voice below in regards to the above 3 questions.

Looking forward to reading your comments.

-Myss Lafunky.

Sunday 29 December 2013

Ten Practical steps for Anger Management

Hi readers and followers, 

Happy Sunday! The below post is to help us to examine our emotions, particularly ANGER.  We all get angry but it is about how we manage our anger. I'm aware that some people deny that they get angry. Really? Is it possible not to get angry or upset? Or are you in denial? 

 I would like to suggest TEN practical steps for anger management (from a Christian perspective):

1)    Admit your anger: When you become angry, admit it. Don’t deny and say that you are not angry when it is apparent.

     2)    Tell God about it: Tell God about what makes you angry, tell God to help you with your emotions. Tell Him continuously. Continue to tell Him until you see a change in yourself.

3)    Do not speak when you are angry: Your words are likely to hurt others when you speak, your words may be used against you when you speak whilst being angry.  In addition, when we are angry, we tend to speak harsh words. 

4)    In silence shall your strength be (Isaiah 30:15b).  A friend of mine once told me that 1000 words cannot give you the power in silence.

5)    A gentle answer deflects angerbut harsh words make tempers flare (Proverbs 15:1). Therefore, we need to learn to be soft-spoken.

6)  Be kind with your words: Your kindness will reward you, but your cruelty will destroy you (Proverbs 11:17).

7)    Consider others people’s points of view. Do not be quick to get angry, because anger is typical of fools (Ecclesiastes 7:9).

8)    Don’t express your anger immediately: A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back (Proverbs 29:11).

9)    Speak when you are calm and not angry.

10)  Deny your flesh (self): When you are a born again Christian, it is not God that allows you to get angry. When you get angry as a Christian, you become angry outside Christ; your flesh allows you to become angry.

God wants us to deny our flesh on a daily basis.

Luke 9:23 states that:

"If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself [deny flesh], and take up his cross daily, and follow Me."

To overcome anger and temper, we must deny our flesh, which is also refer to as our SELF.

What does it mean to "deny your flesh"? 

To deny your flesh simply means to choose God's way of doing things instead of your own way of doing things. 

As I have previously written on this blog (Refer to post: Why do you have to trim me?), sometimes God allows us to be in situations where we are mistreated, and where we may not be liked; this could be God’s way of helping us to deal with anger and temper (Pruning process).

Ask yourself:

a)   Do I get angry?
b)   What makes me angry?
c)   Is it when I do not get my own way?
d)   Is it my lack of patience?
e)   Is it what I have been exposed to?
f)    Strife?
g)   Betrayal?

Knowing the roots of the anger may help you to manage your anger effectively.

            Test your anger management skills:
·         When someone hits your car, how would you react?
·         When someone keeps you waiting for a long time? How would you manage your temper?
·         When someone says something that hurts you, how would you deal with it?

- Myss Lafunky

Monday 23 December 2013

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to our readers and followers


For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

I am using this medium to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

We, Christians, chose every 25th December to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.  We celebrate His birth to the Glory of God and to remind us that:

Through Jesus Christ, all things were made, without Jesus Christ, nothing that was made would have been made.

Jesus Christ is the WAY, the TRUTH and the Life.  No ONE can come to the Father except through Jesus Christ.

Jesus Christ is the only way to Heaven.

If thou CONFESS Jesus Christ with your mouth and BELIEVE in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.

I want to use this medium to thank everyone for a great year. Thanks for those that contributed to my blog through private questions, comments on the blog, guest writers, those that shared my blog page with others, people that critiqued some of the posts, etc.

I appreciate you all!!!!


(The last post for this year will be on 30th December 2013, it will be about your highlight for 2013. Also, the post that you found informative/enjoyed reading).

- Myss Lafunky

For God so loved the world so much that He gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.

Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God's wrath remains on them.

Tuesday 17 December 2013

Help! The Devil's in my Pocket.

I went for a beautiful dance production and before I knew what was happening my 2 year old had whipped out my phone switched on the camera and was ready to start taking pictures...I looked at her and smiled. The advent of mobile phones in our lives has brought a massive change to our way of thinking. I remember when gsm was introduced...the aim was to bring people closer and together I believe. 

It was heavenly being able to call your friends and families from distant places, and as technology developed so did our thinking. We were only too happy to be in touch with our loved ones then it moved to being able to send them pictures without having to scan the images. When God gives a gift its meant to give us Joy! "for his gifts brings Joy and adds no sorrow". But the devil will never let it be! So he rears his ugly head and infuses his own touch to this amazing gifts and that's why people will rather use their phones these days to capture sordid images. Thereby propagating the works of the evil doers knowingly or unknowingly.

It's so easy for us now to see a drowning person and instead of calling for help we whip out our phones and start recording the images just so to share it with the sick can that be. We can use a lot of our time to evangelise and tell people more about the good things of life than share images of burnt Kano victims or sick adults molesting children. Even if you do record a crime please forward it to the necessary authorities and let it end there. If 70% of us refuse to forward silly videos the world will be much for it. We can leave that to the news channels..,it's not cool at all. I'm quite happy to open links to clips of bovi or I go die o doing their thing. Or a very nice inspirational word that will put me in high spirits all day but please think before you forward sick links.

I know a lot of this links generate prayer points but you may as well just write it or pray it. Our God is a God of intense imagination...I mean he created the world and all that is in it...look at the intricate delicate patterns on some animals or some of those beautiful flowers. Remember he created us in his own image so that means our level of imagination should at least be worth something. So please guys Abeg let's spend our time forwarding responsible and encouraging images and start to nip this viral and corrupt broadcasts in the bud..

Can a child play with your phone without seeing something that can traumatise them? Let's think .....stay blessed.

- Notes
 This post was written by one of my sisters.  She focused on the role of technology and its use, and our role.

Tuesday 10 December 2013

Sexual Immorality is not a sin - A must read

Hi readers and followers,

Don't be fooled by the above title.

I had a discussion with someone today. The lady said the below:

God cares about our spirit not our body. The body dies after one has given his or her life to Christ, therefore it is irrelevant what you do with your body.

It is about what you feed your spirit with.

She said, fornication and adultery are inevitable as it is not realistic for one to be faithful as a single or married person.

She emphasised on the physical body not being of a concern.

She also stated that, if the spirit is not fully mature, once she dies, her spirit will come back to life to live on earth until it has fully matured.

I was gob-smacked after her discussions.

Do you share similar views like her? She was so convinced in her views, and she was even quoting scriptures.
I did not even get the chance to respond to everything that she said. Nonetheless, I will pray for her and also share the below scriptures with her. 

My respond to her view. The position of God:

1 Thessalonians 5:23- May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Corinthians 6:20 - You were bought at a price. Therefore honour God with your bodies.

Galatians 5:19-21- The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.

1 Corinthians 3:16-17: Do you not know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you? If anyone destroys God's temple, God will destroy him. For God's temple is holy, and you are that temple.

1 Corinthians 6:18- Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body.

Romans 12: 1- I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.

Leviticus 19:28- You shall not make any cuts on your body for the dead or tattoo yourselves: I am the Lord.

                God's Word about life after death:

1 Corinthians 15:51-57- Behold! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. 

For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed. 

For this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal body must put on immortality. When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.” “O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?”

Final notes: Let us be careful of the messages that we listen to. Someone that is not sound in the Word of God could be easily deceived. Even the Bible says that the very elect can be deceived with people that misinterpret the Word of God.

- Myss Lafunky

Monday 2 December 2013

Helping the Poor. Must I help the Poor?

Hi readers and followers,

Hope you had a nice weekend?  I can't believe it's December already.  Woop Woop!  It's nearly Christmas and it is also time where almost all the shops in England would be on sales.  26th December and 27th December are big sales day, I can't wait to shop. Would you be shopping as well? Or have you already done all your shopping?

Back to the post.

I have been pondering on helping people that are poor.  How do you know someone that is genuine and someone that is not genuine?  Recently, I was on my way to the Bank, a lady who appeared to be well- dressed, came out of her car and she stated that her car fuel had finished and she left her bank card/purse at home and she needed a minimum of £5 to fuel her car.  I explained to her that I had no cash. I felt I needed to be compassionate, I told her to walk to the cash machine with me. On our way to the cash machine, a lady walked towards us and shouted  "Don't give her money, she is a thief, she just asked me to give her money, I am going to ring the Police to report her". Before the lady finished her sentence, the woman that asked me for money ran to her car and drove off.

I was gobsmacked, I couldn't believe that I was going to be defrauded.  Given that the lady's appearance did not depict someone that was poor, I had no reason to question her motivation for begging for money, I believed her request.

My question is, how do we ensure that we do not get deceived and waste our money on wrong soils? 

Below are a few biblical scriptures about giving: 

1) Some people spend money freely and still grow richer. Others are cautious, and yet they grow poorer (Proverbs 11:24).

2)  Be generous and you will be prosperous.  Help others, and you will be helped (Proverbs 11:25).

3) Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and the Lord will repay the individual (Proverbs 19:7).

4) Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices.

Or should I have given the woman the money for her petrol? Must we be led by God before we give? 

Can wisdom be applied to giving? Does God require us to give to all the poor?

Include your voice below.

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- Myss Lafunky