Time to say goodbye

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As the sun rises and sets, so it is with every life and activity.
Years do die like living creatures.
It has been a long run of three hundred and sixty five days.
Days filled with happiness, sorrow, grief, achievements, disappointments and success stories.

2016, your lifespan ends today!
And a new one will be birthed out tomorrow like a baby.
Life and destiny can steal you away from me but nothing can take away our memories.
As tunes of songs are not forgotten as it fades out and stops playing, so will I never forget the priceless memories we shared.

We used to hang out all the time, and now I will miss you all the time.
We had a deal whiles you were still young to be good to me.
You partly honored my wish notwithstanding the challenges that flung around.
When the sun says goodbye to earth, it leaves a beautiful sunset as a gift.

Even as you leave, I will remain grateful for packages I received with my name written on them.
Packages of love.
Packages Of favor.
Packages I call success will I hold on to welcome the new baby.

Thank you my Creator for yet another successful journey around the hot sun.

indeed it was hot! But you covered me with your cloud so I didn’t burn out.

The only reason I am saying goodbye is so that I can get a chance to say hello again.
Goodbye 2016, Goodbye my friend!

Appreciation!

Hello everyone! How are you all doing?

This is a very special post and I dedicate it to everyone here, to you my lovely family on here I say thank you!
Papberry undoubtedly is a Christian blog and every single post on this blog affirms it. I wanna ask  my father in heaven to reward each and everyone of you bountifully for being with me this year.

I appreciate all your likes, and warm comments, believe you me, I treasure every full stop you put on my blog and I know God does also for He is the Prime reason behind everything I do.

Tomorrow Godwilling I will give a run down of how my life went this year but for tonight it’s about you!

I appreciate you a lot and I don’t want to lose any one of you so let’s stay connected!

I want to use this opportunity to ask you reading this to rate this blog by making me know whether any of my posts have been a blessing to you.

Also if you had your way, what would you want to see on this blog in 2017?

I do need your suggestions so let’s get interactive😊

Finally I wanna appreciate these bloggers in no particular order for having my back and being on every single post I put here, if you don’t find your name here don’t be bothered because the love I have for you all is deeper than the depths of the deepest deep! But I do appreciate you all.

Do well to check out their blogs too, trust me you will love it.

Apostle Gabriel Cross 

Steve

Wally fry
Judy

Natalie

Prinxy

Beholding ministries 

Elynjay

Charles Harrel

Pastor Randy

Purva


God bless you all.

©Papberry2016

Today’s fragrance: Drop that mindset.


Today’s fragrance by Papberry

Topic: Drop that mindset

Main Text: Matthew 9:17

“Neither do people pour new wine into old wineskins. If they do, the skins will burst; the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved.”

So you see, if you decide to allow your computer to be a “prostitute” allowing all sort of drives from unknown and unverified sources to be inserted into it, as well as visiting unsecured sites, there are two things involved, either pregnancy or contracting of STDs. Note that even with protection, the unexpected happens. But for now I want to dwell on STDs.

When a person’s PC becomes hijacked by viruses and no attention is paid to it  because the PC seems to be working perfectly, it gets to a time where everything comes crushing down, either operating system crashes or hard drive does.

If the former happens, it could be repaired but definitely not at zero cost, important files could be lost if formatting isn’t done well but if the latter happens,then there will be no other option than replacing with a new one.

My point exactly is that so many minds have been corrupted because people were allowed to walk in there with dirty feet. Some peoples minds have been fed with too much negatives allowing all sort of ideologies to get inside there and further eroding the already depleted mind! 

The sad thing is because the mind seems to be working well enough, less attention is paid to it, not even a scan for “viruses” is done. 

The reason for this post is that, the year has almost ended and in the coming one, people are looking forward to their breakthroughs. But wait a second… who gets big deals and breaks with old strategies?

That same one you’ve been working with for years that hasn’t yielded any result, why are you still with it?

Today I want to announce to you that, every move of God starts with repentance. God will not put new wine in an old wineskin. It will be a waste! He will not put new ideas in an old and weak mind, it just can’t process!

There’s got to be some positive change in 2017, and wherever there is change, there is a shift but there is no shift without a shake.

Somebody it’s time to shake somethings off…

Just like computers, the operating system and the hard disk of some human systems(mind and heart) has crashed.

Some need formatting and others new hard drives and until this issue is resolved completely nothing useful will come out of that system.

What to do now?

Are you ready to repent and get fixed by the one who made you? The only one who has the prototype of your model.

Then Try these 3R’s

1.Repent

Turn from negative ways and dedicate yourself to the amendment of your life. The purpose of repentance is letting go of old, limited ideas and investing your belief in new expansive ideas.

2.Replace

After letting go of the old, you must replace with new ideas, where else can you find these if not the word of God? You must feed on every word of God so you may live and prosper.

3. Relax

This is where you let your faith do all the work. After putting in your best,  leave the rest to God, and watch Him work on your behalf. Trust in God is very important at this point else you will have a restless rest.

Blessings…

Prayer

Lord, thank you for my life and this message .Please forgive me as I forgive the sins of others. Help me live out these words lord that I will have a fulfilling year ahead, in Jesus name, amen.

©Papberry2016

Thankful Thursday 


The goodness of the Lord is beyond comprehension and further than imagination!

Is there not a cause? To give Him all the praise?

It’s been a long year full of ups and downs but God has always been faithful even though I let Him down most often.

Lord thank you, thank you, thank you for everything. I mean everything.

What have you also got to say to the Lord for His Kindness?

Share in the comment box and also if there is a perculiar thing you have experienced, send me an email via Papberryofficial@gmail.com and let the whole world hear of it.

Blessings…

Today’s fragrance; Do it right.


Today’s fragrance by Papberry

Topic: Do it Right

Main Text: Proverbs 16:3

“Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans”.

It’s the last week of the year 2016 and I know by now lots of people have got tall list of resolutions for the new year and others have probably given up on things as such ’cause they barely fulfil a quarter of that list yearly.
This day I am here to tell you that, it is not about the number you have on your list. The most important thing is to critically analyze yourself(seen and unseen) know your strengths and weaknesses and draw something very realistic and achievable, but also make room for adjustments.

I know a lot of people have Philippians 4:13 as their theme but take note of this, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me shouldn’t be considered plainly. I say this because there is a need for a personal assessment before applying this scripture to any part of your life.

God has given us abilities based on our carrying capacity and how well we can effectively utilize those abilities. This means that, you cannot just get up one day and say that people are fetching money from boxing so since things are not going well for you in the path you find yourself currently, you will try that.
My dear, you will die before your time because you don’t have the capacity, not to even talk of passion for it.

Look deep within you, there are lots of things God has placed in you to help you live a purpose driven life else you will just be moving wherever the wind carries you like a vehicle with no brakes because you have no purpose. 
As we enter into the new year, find that one thing and pursue with all your heart, persevere when you face obstacles and once you move pass it you will see the light or the sign that directs you to your destination.

Make Matthew 6:33 your anthem and whatever thing you are pursuing will do extremely well.
Don’t fix God around your schedule rather fix your schedule around God. Give Him first place to be God in your life and He will withhold no good thing from you.

Finally there are few significant things I want you to take note as we enter 2017. 2016 will be handing over perfectly to 2017. 2016 ends on a Saturday, the last day of the week and 2017 starts on a Sunday, the first day of the week.

The number 1 means unity, togetherness, oneness… and 7 is perfection.

Somebody get ready because things that have grown apart(relationship,the church, family, marriage,staff, nations) are about to get back together, God is putting everything back together perfectly like it should be, so now you can rest in His provision. 
Welcome 2017 with a positive attitude to receive what has been prepared for you, work hard and watch God do the rest.

Blessings…

Prayer
Father, thank you for today and my life. Please forgive my sins as I forgive others.i pray for greater grace in the coming year, make your ways clearer and plain to me so I can walk in it to the required destination. Thank you Lord for hearing me in Jesus name, amen.

©Papberry2016

Thoughtful Tuesday.


Hello everyone, it’s the last Tuesday of the year 2016,and I’m glad for I’m sharing something very important today that we all need to remember going into a new year.

I trust you are well by grace.

Let’s get going then…

“God is not an option, He is a necessity“.

Before the foundations of the earth was laid, God existed.

He has always been the real deal and not some backup plan.

Remember that without Him, nothing was made that has been made.

God is a necessity, He is a must-have. We more than need Him to survive. He is not some spare tyre that we only remember when our existing tyre gets flat.

If you want things to go well for you and with you, then you better start with Him to avoid all the stress associated with cooking without the main ingredient, even water will taste better than that food even though water is tasteless.

So let it be known to you and the world that the real deal is God first and other things will be added not the other way.

God is a necessity not an option!

Blessings…