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from: 09 . 07 . 18


Most people that I know enjoy increase. It is almost abnormal to think of a life without increase. We naturally crave increase in all our endeavors. When you don’t crave increase people become suspicious of you. You become a mystery. If you despise increase, you are a strange personality in the society. Because increase is a natural desire.

Increase answers to growth and growth is one of the most natural processes of life. Anything that possesses life must grow. To have life and not grow is abnormality. Where there is growth however, there is increase. Therefore, since we are all growing in one way or the other, we all expect to have increase in our lives. It is natural to aspire for increase.

Ladies and gentlemen, even as you are reading this piece right now, I have no doubt in my mind that you are anticipating one form of increase in one area of your life or the other. Increase is a natural tendency. Religious organizations, groups and churches all over the world, have millions of people parading them, because they aspire to have increase.

As a matter of fact, those religious organizations that guarantee the most increase, have the most parishioners. Why? Because increase attracts. Increase is a crowd puller. When you can guarantee increase, you create attention for yourself. Where there is increase there is a constant flow of people.

“The known is finite, the unknown infinite; intellectually we stand on an islet in the midst of an illimitable ocean of inexplicability. Our business in every generation is to reclaim a little more land.” – Thomas Henry Huxley


Increase is so natural, that it starts from before we taste the first breath of life at birth. I remember when we were expecting our first son, it was two months into the pregnancy that we discovered that my wife was pregnant. But once that assurance was there, I was all over her on weekly basis to see how much increase we had, each week in the size of the pregnancy.

My assumption was natural, if the pregnancy is increasing and becoming bigger, it means the baby inside is growing bigger. When our son was eventually given birth to at 54 centimeters in length and about 4 kilograms in weight, this time my wife and I settled into a weekly measurement of both height and weight.

Why were we involving ourselves in such a mundane thing at the first glance? Because maybe the exercise is not so mundane by the way. We wanted to reassure ourselves that our boy is growing through his increase. More importantly however, is the fact that we derived a lot of pleasure doing it.

What my wife and I both did to our pregnancy and our little baby, most people do on a daily basis with their finances. Is there anybody in this whole wide world who checks his financial balance for increase on a regular basis? Is there anyone who might just be carried away enough to practice the mundane exercise of checking on his salary of course for increase? Could that by accident be any of you my readers?





By Pastor Sunday Adelaja


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