Password can be defined as:
- A Secret word known only to a restricted group
- A private/personal tool to gain access
We all are familiar with using password to gain access to an account or a website. It’s a very important too, such that one can get stranded if forgotten. It is highly advisable to keep it fresh in one’s memory or on a safe devise, and to be renewed from time to time.
The same way, there is a Spiritual Password which is KEY to opening God’s heart and hands. This password is THANKSGIVING. Personal and Private thanksgiving to God in the place of prayer. This is not just about singing at church, but a life of constantly reflecting on God’s goodness, and THANKING HIM for who He is, what He has done, is doing and will do.
The key to touching God’s heart is not hours of give me, help me, binding and loosing prayers, but a lifestyle of gratitude to God in all forms of expression.
Psalm 100: 4 (the Message Version) says: “Enter with the password, THANK YOU, make yourself at home talking praises, thank Him and worship Him.” It confirms that Thanksgiving is your passport into God’s presence.
We use password to gain access to an account or a website. Similarly to gain access into God’s presence, Psalm 95:2 says “Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving.”
It’s a sin not to be thankful. 2 Timothy 3:1-2, this Scripture lists the ‘un-thankful’ amongst other terrible sins that God will judge, hence we must not trivialise ‘un-thankfulness’.
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Psalm 75:1 (MSG) says: “We thank you God, we thank you – your Name is our favourite word; your mighty works are all we talk about.”
Knowing God’s names helps in activating our Spiritual PASSWORD. Make a habit of praising, thanking and worshiping God with His various names. Apply those names to your life, your present and past benefits and testimonies, and you will be surprised how long and easy your personal praise sessions to God will become.
Talking about His works shows His mightiness and helps to lift our faith. Set things around you as a reminder to regularly activate your PASSWORD. Memos, testimony journal, bible, praise and worship CDs, and most importantly a heart of gratitude.
Revelation 19:6,7a : “And I heard, as it were, the voice of a great multitude, as the sound of many waters and as the sound of mighty thunderings, saying, “Alleluia! For the[d] Lord God Omnipotent reigns! 7 Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, giving Him glory.”
Will your voice be amongst such that will constantly give God glory?
Pastor Jumoke Popoola
Tiredness or fatigue means having less energy than usual, you feel exhausted physically, mentally or both. It’s a normal part of life but if it persists for too long, it can be a sign of medical problem.
We’ve all experienced tiredness in our lives, usually there is a reason like new baby keeping you up or illness like cold, even late nights with your mate or long hours at work. Tiredness with no apparent reason can be a problem and it’s very common.
What Are The Causes of Tiredness?
A. Physical Causes of Tiredness include
- Lack of iron (Anaemia)
- Underactive thyroid (Hypothyroidism)
- Heart failure
- Bowel problems like coeliac disease
- Chest illnesses like Asthma or COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
- Addison’s disease (lack or low level of hormone from adrenal glands)
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
- Vitamin D deficiency
- Breathing problems at night interfering with sleep (Obstructive Sleep Apnoea)
- Waking up at night frequently to pass urine due to overactive bladder or enlarged prostate
- Glandular fever (usually present as sore throat)
- Pain from other medical conditions
- Side effects of medications
B. Psychological Causes of Tiredness
This is much more common than physical causes and it includes: Depression, anxiety, eating disorders especially if underweight or overweight. Sleep problem, stress, bereavement, domestic violence and boredom.
C. Lifestyle Causes of Tiredness
Busy lifestyles can often result in tiredness as we cram too much into our lives. Lifestyle causes includes;
- Excessive consumption of alcohol
- Having an unhealthy or unbalanced diet
- Excessive Exercise or lack of exercise
- Working night shift, which may lead to poor sleep pattern and result in tiredness
- Big life event such as getting married or moving house
- Taking recreational drugs
What Is The Treatment For Tiredness?
It is advisable that you see your GP if you feel tired unusually for more than four weeks or sooner if you feel unwell. Your GP will explore for causes as listed above and you might need to have physical examination and some people will require further investigations.
Treatment is geared towards any identifiable cause and sometimes no treatment is an option.
– It may seem bizarre, regular moderate exercises like swimming, walking and cycling can help you feel less tired.
– Improve your sleep if sleep is a problem and this in turn may improve your tiredness.
– It is advisable that we sort out the stress in our lives, avoid bottling up your worries. Try to share with a family member, a friend or consider a Counsellor.
There is no single answer for treatment of tiredness. However, even if no cause is found, in most people, it settles on its own with time.