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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

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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)

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‘You have been…a shelter from the storm…’ Isaiah 25:4 NIV
To be prepared for life’s storms you must:

(1) Know your storm manual. The hymnist Kelso Carter wrote: ‘Standing on the promises that cannot fail, when the howling storms of doubt and fear assail, by the living Word I shall prevail, standing on the promises of God.’ Emotion-based faith is like a broken crutch; it won’t support you in life’s storms. It’s fair-weather Christianity and it doesn’t work. God’s Word stands sure; it’s greater than surrounding conditions and will enable you to outlast any storm. ‘Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly…’ (Colossians 3:16 NIV) Keep a rich deposit of Scripture within you at all times so you can make a withdrawal when you need it. Withstanding life’s storms depends on your willingness to ‘…hear these words…and put them into practice…’ (Matthew 7:24 NIV) So, memorise the Scriptures; read them until, if you’re cut, you bleed Scripture. Meditate on God’s Word until it fills and shapes your consciousness. When the storm came, Job said, ‘…I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food.’ (Job 23:12 NKJV) (2) Storm-proof yourself through prayer. Many of us treat prayer like a visit to the emergency room; until then we neglect it. Imagine where Daniel would have been if he’d held off praying until he was staring down the lion’s throat? Not a smart move. Instead, in his time of crisis Daniel drew on faith built by a lifestyle of daily prayer. And in your crisis, you too can make withdrawals from your account – as long as you’ve been faithful to make regular deposits.

I just had to share this.. God bless… It continues tomorrow…..

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“People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway. If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway. The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway. For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.”

 

Mother Teresa

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But thanks be to God who gives us the victory throught our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Cor 15:57[NKJV] 

 Are you aware that God had already done something to address every situation you will ever face in life? He has perfected in you everything it takes to walk through life victorious. He programmed every man in Christ for victory and success… That’s amzing!

Littele wonder, God is not perturbed when challenges come against you; nor is He ever disturbed when the enemy comes attacking with destructive fears, anxieties and worries. In fact, He gets overly excited when your confronted with the challenges of life. Do you know why? Because its an opportunity for Him to boast about you – about the all conquering life He has placed in you, and the testimony that will come forth from your trials.

Whatever challenges God allows to come your way is one that He is sure you can surmount (1 Cor 10:13). How else will He show you that He can turn seemingly impossible situations around if you don’t face them? The circumstances of life are only necessary to build you up and help you become the man you are supposed to be in Christ. Quit seeing them as obstacles and start seeing them as stepping stones to greater heights. Without the pressures of life,  you can never win the prizes of life. They are meant to put some ‘wins’ under your arm. The life in Christ is a life of total victory – all times and in all things. Glory to God!!

Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us” Eph 3:20

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