Love is a common crimecommitted by caring hearts.Some feel guilty later,others feel grateful,some feel grounded,others gain wisdom… Love is a common seedspread by every sweetheart.Some fall by the wayside,others flourish.Some fade away,others forge a way… Love is a common coursewalked by every warm heart.Everyone starts, some stay strong,others get strained, some stray,others stay on course.Love is a Common Crime
I was having an online conversation with a beautiful young lady some days ago, she aired her views on marriage and relationships. Then she made a statement commonly expressed by some single ladies in this part of the world “marriage is not an achievement”. It was a good opportunity for me to give her some lectures on life and love.
When a person exerts a lot of physical, mental and emotional effort to make something work, it would be wrong for anyone to say what the person has done is not an achievement.
Don’t be misled, marriage is an achievement especially when two people work together to build a lovely, peaceful and beautiful family.
If an achievement is a thing done successfully with effort, skill, or strength, then a working/growing marriage is an achievement.
A great union is a medal of honour. In a world where families are failing, children are derailing and vices are prevailing, good relationships and godly homes are the antidotes to many of the troubles in our world. Family is the factory where world peace and prosperity are produced, packaged and dispensed.
However, singleness is also a great achievement. If you are single, sensible, self-reliant, serving God and humanity and not sleeping around, it’s not wrong to say that you are an achiever.
As a Christian, I believe strongly that singleness is not just status or season of life, it’s a symbol of emotional strength and social stability. Not everyone will get married – a bitter truth people fail to taste and digest. Singleness and marriage are major life choices.
Good or bad marriages don’t just happen, they are products or manners, mindsets and motives. Nothing works by itself. If anything is working, something or someone is making is work.
It takes a lot of dedication and discipline to be heartily single, it takes a lot of sacrifices and compromises to be happily married too. The prevalent high rate of divorce has proven that marriage does not guarantee happiness or fulfilment. Singleness does not confer loneliness or sadness on anyone. What makes marriage and singleness work lies in every individual.
Are you happily married or heartily single? I’d love to know your story. Share your thoughts in the comment section. Thank you for reading.
You are loved. ❤❤❤❤
Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2 And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony Colossians 3:14 Declare this I am kind and considerate at all timesI am committed to improving the lives of those around meI am a love beingI live at […]Declaration of Victory Day 46
‘Amazing Grace’ is the sweetest sound
I have ever heard, next to this is your
voice gently saying “I love you”
while I’m wrapped in your warm embrace.
Today, I want to reassure you
that I love you more.
I love you more than the sweetest
pleasures and the deepest pains of life.
I love you more than the brightest days
and darkest nights we’ll ever see.
You may have been called some sweet and
beautiful names by some deceptive
and unserious lovers but let me reassure you
that you are not my sunshine because
you do not rise in the morning and set at night.
You are not the love of my life
but the life of my love because you are
love expressed in body, soul and spirit.
Your brilliance reminds me of the rainbow
a symbol of grace and heaven’s glow,
you flaunt God’s colour and unravel
His flavour everywhere you go.
Everytime I look into your eyes, I catch
a glimpse of paradise,
now I know that heaven is not a
mysterious place beyond the skies,
but somewhere deep within our hearts,
a place where God rules and reigns.
You are bred from royal and radiant bloodlines
a blend of beauty and bliss far beyond
This love that we share is a bed of roses,
I will forever relish its fragrance
and harness the thorns it throws at us.
I need you to understand that the symphony
of your spirit affirms the rhythms of my soul.
Every note, every bar, and every beat
make a matchless melody,
a rhapsody of eternal love, pure and true.
A love made in heaven, assembled on earth and built for eternity.
This is not another love letter but a timely reminder
that you are designed to be desired
and created to be craved.
You are God’s work of art that I love the most.
A masterpiece modelled by the Father, Son and Holy Ghost
Happy Valentine’s Day my friends. Just a quick reminder that whether you are someone’s one and only, or you feel lost and lonely. You are loved by the One who is Love, God. Have fun and don’t lose faith. ❤❤❤How are you doing today?
But the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits Daniel 11:32b It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.Psalms 118:8 Declare this I will not grow tired and wearyI am as mount Zion that cannot movedI live a progressive lifeI gain new heights everyday […]Declaration of Victory Day 32
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction. Proverbs 1:7 For the Lord gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding Proverbs 2:6 Declare this I have an unction from the Holy One, I know all thingsI declare and decree that the fear of the LORD is […]Declaration of Victory Day 18
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3: 22 -23 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Psalm 23:6 Declare […]Declaration of Victory Day 15
2020 started with high hopes and beautiful dreams, we all couldn’t wait to achieve our Vision2020.
Then Covid came, and it crushed the beautiful plans and projections of many folks. Widespread protest shootings and lootings disrupted many dreams; not forgetting the total lockdown and how it locked down many businesses.
This year has been different strokes for different folks but, no matter what life has thrown at you, there is a reason to be grateful for life.
Stop swimming in sorrow when happiness is free; pay attention to the blessings within you, the beauty around you and the brighter days ahead of you.
Give thanks for the good days, when smiles and sweetness flood your soul.
When great testimonies and songs of praises fill your mouth.
Give thanks for the hard days, when troubles and trials tear your heart apart. When it’s hard to wake up and you feel like giving up the fight.
Give thanks for friends and family, for fathers, mothers, sons and daughters, everyone that reminds you that love is all that matters.
Give thanks for foes and frienemies, those who hate and hurt you for known and unknown reasons; because the stones they throw at you are your stepping stones to greater heights.
Give thanks for daily benefits, for weekly bonuses and monthly incomes. Be grateful for the businesses and career that put food on your table.
Give thanks for the heartbreaking emails and the painful loses. Be grateful for the pay cut and unpaid debts; knowing that every closed door is a redirection to bigger and better possibilities.
Give thanks for the raindrops falling from the skies, and for the teardrops falling from your eyes. Knowing that your secret storms and the fiery furnace of life are blessings in disguise.
Give thanks for every weakness and brokenness that makes you run to God for help, and for every fear and frustration that makes you fall on your knees to pray.
Give thanks, for God, is your strength and your salvation, the One who gives you rest and restoration, Be grateful for His redemption and revelation, and how He delivered your soul from destruction.
Give thanks, that despite the pandemic and the pain ravaging our world, God has been your sanitizer. His blood is the greatest vaccine that killed every virus on the cross of Calvary.
Give thanks for everything that came against you to steal your joy and peace, for they remind you that God is the prince of peace.
Give thanks for the valley of the shadow of death, and for the tunnels that remind you that God is with you, as a mighty and merciful One who will never leave nor forsake you.
Give thanks, for all things bright and beautiful, and for everything that made you sad and sorrowful, knowing fully well, that all things work together for good to them that love the Lord, who are called according to His purpose.
Give thanks, because you still have greater victories to win, bigger territories to take, better stories to write and more mountains to conquer. I know the journey is tough and you are thirsty, but whether your cup is half-full or half-empty, be grateful that you cup that’s not empty. Drink what you have and be joyful.
Give thanks to the Lord, always, and again I say, give thanks.
Hey friends, I believe that you’ve been inspired to be grateful. Share three things you are grateful for in the comment section. Thank you for reading.
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One of the most expensive
veils in the world is ignorance.
One of the most destructive
vices in the world is arrogance.
One of the most powerful
values in the world is tolerance.
One of the most beautiful
virtues in the world is repentance.
© Adeleke Adeite
I started my poetry-picture tagged #4Pics1Poem a few weeks ago, and I am glad that it’s becoming a source of in inspiration and motivatiom to a lot of people. Let me know what you think about these.
The future is female,
I wish we can all get there.
Some say “All men are scum”,
forgetting how we all got here.
Every man did feel
the warmth of an unseen womb,
the salinity of teardrops
and the terror of an unknown tomb.
Every man should feel
the substance of scarcity
and the pains of a pauper
in search of economic security.
Every man would feel
the eagerness to be a hero
in another man’s story
at the risk of dying in ground zero.
Every man could feel
the cold hands of duty
pulling him to insure and invest
in folks with whom he has no affinity.
If a man could choose
to heal the world and hurt his soul,
without batting an eyelid
this would be his greatest goal.
Not a scum, he is a son,
a seed nursed in alluring arms.
He is a father, uncle and brother
created to be charged by charms.
© Adeleke Adeite
Happy International Men’s day to all the good, great and graceful men out there.
I hope this poem inspires you to say something nice about the men in your life…