DEPRESSION AND SPIRITUAL TREATMENTS

Depression as a topic alone has been seen majorly as the work of Psychologists and Counselors. When an individual is facing the challenge of being depressed most of the time it is quickly analyzed and categorized under several names…

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Depression and Spiritual treatments in some parts of the world have proven to be a none-scientific approach and therefore, not acceptable. The question really is about the background of individuals and a nation at large, so such topics as depression and spiritual treatments will surely differ.
Depression as a topic alone has been seen majorly as the work of  Psychologists and Counselors. When an individual is facing the challenge of being depressed most of the time it is quickly analyzed and categorized under several names but on this note, I’ll mention two and explain in few lines because that is not our focus.
Having intrinsic knowledge about basic fault of temperament in the name of depression is very vital and pivotal in the approach of treating the menace. But, if spiritual treatment is not added to the mix, it will definitely not be balanced.
Persistent Depressive Disorder
If you have depression that lasts for 2 years or longer, it’s called persistent depressive disorder. This term is used to describe two conditions previously known as dysthymia (low-grade persistent depression) and chronic major depression.
Bipolar Disorder
Someone with bipolar disorder, which is also sometimes called “manic depression” has mood episodes that range from extremes of high energy with an “up” mood to low “depressive” periods. When you’re in the low phase, you’ll have the symptoms of major depression. Medication can help bring your mood swings under control. Whether you’re in a high or a low period, your doctor may suggest a mood stabilizer, such as lithium.
What is the Spiritual Treatment for Depression
In this note, being a Christian, I am taking my cue from the Grand Book, the Bible for proper reference.
Jesus who is the key focus of the entire bible said something in the book of,
John: 10:10b, “I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more more abundantly.”
Depression will deny you of the life Jesus Christ promised and has done through his death and resurrection on the cross which we today call salvation.
I believe that there are two major reasons for depression which are disappointment and lack of fulfillment.
Trust which is a prerequisite of happiness has an opposite, disloyalty which can also be referred to as Disappointment. When you trust something or someone enough to do something or even yourself but fail, sadness is the first reaction which is completely normal.
“It’s normal to feel down once in a while, but if you’re sad most of the time and it affects your daily life, you may have clinical depression.”
Let me rephrase this statement made by WebMD, that it is normal to feel sad once in a while due disappointment in this note, but when it lingers for so long then it becomes a problem or like WebMD put it, ‘Clinical Depression’.
The books of the bible written by different Spirit inspired authors surely drew that inspiration from one source, as we see evidence in 2Timothy 3:16,
“All scripture is given by the inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, , for instruction in righteousness: (17) That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works”
What has this got to do with Depression? Simple, since God Almighty inspired men of old to write out his intentions, which we have proof that God is wiser than all of humanity, then we should believe the words of the scripture which are for our benefit and cure to all manner of depression as it is with this article and the best spiritual solution to all manner of depression.
How does this kind of spiritual treatment deal with Disappointment that leads some people to depression?
MATTHEW 6:31-34
Matthew 6:31 (Old King James Version)
“Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or Wherewithal shall we be clothed?”
I like the way the Message Bible responds to this question I made the Old King James Version bible to pose; it said,
“People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. 

Mathew 6:31 (Message Bible Version)
Then, one of the most popular scriptural statement emerged.
33. “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. ”

Matthew 6:33 (Old King James Version)
Check the Message Bible version as I will end this series of scripture with.
33. “Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.”
34. “Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.”

These ain’t just mere words, but as earlier explained, words from God, revealing his hearty intentions towards all of humanity. Depression which is sometimes from disappointment of lack of basic needs of life is being expressed here that it has a source and in abundance. This Spiritual words carry a definite solution, doing God’s work first, that is, making your number one priority. 
What do I mean by putting God first?
Off course, literally, put God first. The Wisdom applied here is based on knowledge of the potential God has placed in you to have anything you want accordingly. 

Part Two coming soon!

In Christ Alone by Natalie Grant; Lyrics

In Christ Alone, my hope is found

This song by Natalie Grant, In Christ Alone is sure beyond the musical criteria for my kind of good music. But, its not just the hardworking put in place to set this track on the go, rather, the lyrics which I am more fascinated with, read through and sing along with the video below the lyrics. 

Just before you get carried away with the lyrics. Jesus Christ is your only hope. In Christ lies all your hopes and greatest dreams that He has in stock for you. In him is peace, He is love, what more can you ask for?

Enjoy your Monday…
Natalie Grant Lyrics – “In Christ Alone”

In Christ alone my hope is found,

He is my light, my strength, my song;

this Cornerstone, this solid Ground,

firm through the fiercest drought and storm.
*****
What heights of love, what depths of peace,

when fears are stilled, when strivings cease!

My Comforter, my All in All,

here in the love of Christ I stand.
*****
In Christ alone! who took on flesh

Fulness of God in helpless babe!

This gift of love and righteousness

Scorned by the ones he came to save:
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Till on that cross as Jesus died,

The wrath of God was satisfied –

For every sin on Him was laid;

Here in the death of Christ I live.
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There in the ground His body lay

Light of the world by darkness slain:

Then bursting forth in glorious Day

Up from the grave he rose again!
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And as He stands in victory

Sin’s curse has lost its grip on me,

For I am His and He is mine –

Bought with the precious blood of Christ.
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No guilt in life, no fear in death,

This is the power of Christ in me;

From life’s first cry to final breath.

Jesus commands my destiny.
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No power of hell, no scheme of man,

Can ever pluck me from His hand;

Till He returns or calls me home,

Here in the power of Christ I’ll stand.

*****
This song took away my Depression!

That Royal Feeling

But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light. 1Peter 2:9

That Royal feeling I told my fiancé about,

This is no joke, I told her emphatically,

She laughed thinking I was simply drunk,

Drunk in her love, 

Yes! I am indeed drunk,

But this dream is no joke,

That Royal apparel,

That Royal treatment,

I slept a man,

Woke up a KING!
Then it occurred to me without any doubt, that being Christians, we are all Royal bloods.

1Peter 2:9-10 stated this thus:

2:9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light;2:10 Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.
Know who you are in Christ, but this dream is real!
Adedeji.

TO LOVE AGAIN (POETRY)

Poetry of love

BEFORE, Hatred was Love,

After Hatred,

Love again,

I first loved you,

Then,

I judged you foolish,

I hated you,

The grudge I carried,

The pain that sailed with me,

My Captain punished me with the waves,

The waves of anguish,

They beat against my lonely ship,

The Shark of anxiety,

She attacked,

Willing to feed me to her offspring,

She wrecked my ship,

I was due for drowning,

I could swim,

But depression was like a stone hanged around my neck,

To the bottom of the sea, I lay…

For many substitutes clinched with me,

Or that I was desperate to cling to,

But each time,

Each I searched for love,

Your memories,

Embraced me…

When do we get to this point,

To Love again,

I want to Love again,

To Love you again,

To hold you,

To hug you,

To Kiss your lips,

Lay on your laps,

Make you my sign post,

Alter the cause of work and pay,

To behold every morning,

My heart,

Open up I say,

OPEN UP,

LET MY LOVE COME IN,

I LOVE YOU

I LOVE YOU

I LOVE YOU

You are my jewel priced above the economy of the world…

#SarahLostInOdyssey

#davelsheart

FACE REALITY

FACE REALITY

You know the journey you are engaged in will end in hell, why continue?

Why destroy yourself because of all these limited pleasures life offers? When there’s a place where you can experience unlimited pleasures beyond what wine, fornication can give you. Heaven is this place. How do you get there? Simple! and you will require dedication to reach such a glorious place like this. Accept the grace of God he gave to the whole world “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John3:16). NIV

Nobody wants fire to burn him/her for eternity yet people engage in (19b) Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, (20)idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, (21)Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. (Galatians 5:19-21) KJV

If such people who engage in all these things called sin will inherit death coz “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans6:23) NIV

Let’s concentrate on that gift that can lead to heaven which is Christ our friend and our LORD. Jesus died on the cross of Calvary so that his blood will be for the remission of the sins of the whole world, which includes you and me.

He used that to change our lives; “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light: (10) Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy” (1Peter2:9-10)

This is what you can be if but surrender to Jesus and accept his offering and tell others, come out darkness so you don’t fall into a ditch, walk in light an

d make it to heaven. It doesn’t matter what sin you might have committed, God is ever ready to forgive because He loves you so much more than you think, He said in (Isaiah1:18-19) Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

The will of God is not that anyone should perish rather all should come back to heaven and dwell with him for eternity.

If you want that then engaged on a journey that will lead you back to heaven through Jesus Christ who is the way the truth and the life, pray like this and make this life changing decision.

“Father, I thank you for sending your only Son Jesus to save me. Pleases forgive me and have mercy on me, write my name in the book of life. As from today on, let the grace to live a holy life pleasing to your sight be given to me in other to abstain away from sin. I promise to live for you for the rest of my life. Thank you Jesus, my Lord. In Jesus Name! Amen.

Now that you have said this prayer in which I am convinced that heaven rejoices over you, the reality is that you will face challenges but before these challenges bother, you had overcome through Christ Jesus who overcame the world before us. If you need advice or counsel please just call Adedeji 08187567303. Let’s talk and by the grace of God your heart desires will be met in any area you find challenging. May God bless you beyond your expectations.

Source: FACE REALITY

MY DOVE (The HolySpirit)

MY DOVE

God
Holy Spirit

My Dove

My saving grace

My guide

My better soul

My all in all

You are not a man

That you should lie

Neither the son of man that you should regret

The only definition of love

Unconditional truce

Unconditional kindness

My Spirit of motivation

My source of all words

Let me climb to your holy mountain

Let me kiss your wounded hands

Let my sins be washed away

At the helm of thy robe

Let me find solace for miracles

Give me thy embrace

Let me dwell in thy tabernacle

Remember,

I’m not perfect,

Made from dust

Flesh that I am

Very inexcusable

Your faithfulness

To my generations

My remembrance

In the multitude of your thoughts

Like the sand of the sea shore

To be sincere

My intentions was to write for love

Woman love

But you caught me by the arms

Knowing you to be my Love

My LORD

Say me well to the Father

For Christ sakes

And quickly

Shun that bastard

The devil

No need to speak to him

Send your angels to deal with him

Ancient of Days

You are the Lillie of the Valley

The bright and morning star

Rock of Ages

Rock of Offence

My Refuge

My Shield

My Buckler

My Wall

Eternal Rock of Ages

My Rose

Rose of Sharon

Consume the forest of Lebanon

That’s why

You are the Consuming Fire

My Dove

My Love

My Lord

My All

My Dove

 Be with me

Never leave nor forsake me

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