ConFession

Now let’s start with the least corrupt countries.

Here are the 10 least corrupt countries in the world, according to the index:

1. Denmark

2. New Zealand (tied with Denmark for No. 1)

3. Finland

4. Sweden (tied with Finland for No. 3)

5. Norway

6. Singapore (tied with Norway for No. 5)

7. Switzerland

8. Netherlands

9. Australia

10. Canada (tied with Australia for No. 9)

People may ask What of the United States? The world’s largest economy sits at No. 19. Lets Check out the 10 most corrupt countries.

I have been  wondering for sometime what the attraction for Nigerian’s to Canada is, and this kinda clarifies that. I guess its partly because its very safe. Singapore too stands out for me, because I have a lot of colleagues who went there to continue their schooling. Well its all good, just wish.. Nah not wish, I pray Nigeria would be up there pretty soon.. AMEN!

Here are the world’s 10 most corrupt nations, starting with the worst:

1. Somalia

2. North Korea (tied with Somalia and Afghanistan for No. 175)

3. Afghanistan (tied with North Korea and Somalia for No. 175)

4. Sudan

5. South Sudan

6. Libya

7. Iraq

8. Uzbekistan

9. Turkmenistan (tied with Uzbekistan and Syria for No. 168)

10. Syria (tied with Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan for No. 168)

Hope your Country is not here LOL

Original post gotten from http://gist360.com/?p=13525

Jehovah-Jirah

‘…Underneath are the everlasting arms….’ Deuteronomy 33:27 NKJV

Addressing the nation of Israel for the last time, Moses told them, ‘There is no one like the God of Israel. He rides across the Heavens to help you…The eternal God is your refuge, and His everlasting arms are under you…’ (Deuteronomy 33:26-27 NLT) As you read the Bible you discover God did a lot of spectacular things for His people on mountaintops. On Mount Moriah, He met with Abraham and Isaac, revealing Himself as ‘Jehovah Jireh’, which basically means ‘the Lord will provide.’ On Mount Horeb, He spoke to Moses through a burning bush and changed the nation of Israel’s destiny. On Mount Sinai, He gave the Ten Commandments. On Mount Carmel, He sent down fire from heaven, consuming the prophets of Baal and turning the hearts of His people back to Him. But suddenly Moses made a shift in the middle of telling about this great God of high places. It is as though he was thinking, ‘I can’t leave these people with the thought that God is only on top; that He’s with us only when everything is going right.’ So he continued, ‘The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.’ The Hebrew word for ‘underneath’ means ‘bottom’. So it could be translated, ‘God’s arms are underneath you when you’re on the bottom.’ No matter how deep the valley you have to walk, God’s presence is deeper. It may feel like you are down today, but you cannot go so low that He is not there. Underneath you are His everlasting arms. The truth is: He’s not just the God of the top; He’s also the God of the bottom.

SoulFood: Gen 24:1-25:18, John 14:15-25, Ps 118:19-29, Pr 31:14-17
The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB

The Cross

‘I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go…’ Genesis 28:15 NIV
To prepare for life’s storms you must:

(1) Practise self-control. Storms are much harder on the undisciplined and self-indulgent. The illusion that life should be easy, painless, an air-cushioned ride, makes you vulnerable to discouragement, disillusionment and defeat in hard times. The truth is, tough times don’t last but tough people do! And tough people practise self-denial and self-control. It’s their spiritual muscle for handling life’s hardships. The Bible says, ‘The fruit of the Spirit is…self-control…’ (Galatians 5:22-23 NIV) God’s Spirit will make you tough enough to control your greatest weakness – yourself – the thing that ultimately defeats you in the tough times. Paul lived by this principle. ‘I discipline my body and keep it under control…’ (1 Corinthians 9:27 ESV) Great athletes know that it’s their conditioning, not the conditions, that determine their victory. (2) Depend on God, not people. ‘It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.’ (Psalm 118:8 NKJV) Yes, others can help you at times, like a cast helps a broken leg. But once that leg is ready to bear its weight, you must discard the cast or your leg won’t regain full strength. People can go so far; only God will go all the way with you. Paul writes: ‘…No one stood with me, but all forsook me. May it not be charged against them. But the Lord stood with me and strengthened me…The Lord will deliver me from every evil work and preserve me for His heavenly Kingdom. To Him be glory forever and ever. Amen!’ (2 Timothy 4:16-18 NKJV)