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Are You Ready for Power Batteries That Last 365 Days?

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Living in a technologically advanced world is great, but there is one thing about it that really gets on every device owner’s nerves is poor battery performance. The malls, airports, and train stations are the best demonstration of the problems with current battery technology. All of the available power plugs have people waiting in lines to connect their charger before the black screen of death occurs. Is there any prospect on the horizon for batteries that do not have to be recharged often?

Lithium Ion

The gelatinous lithium-ion battery of today has seen very little improvement since the technology got rolled out in 1991. It has steadily gained improved performance by as much as 10% storage capacity, but that is still considered as moving at a snail pace. Apple has introduced a stacked battery system that allows for more power storage, but that is only adding closet space and does not resolve the issue of longevity.

Solid State

Dyson has begun research into developing a solid-state battery. This is one that is made of lead, so the solid structure makes it less combustible than the liquid state batteries of today. They would theoretically hold more charge, but the weight and dangers posed to the environment make it an impractical solution.

Hydrogen Fuel Cell

Hydrogen is abundant naturally in the environment, but it combines with things like oxygen, which make water. A hydrogen fuel cell separates the hydrogen from the oxygen, leaving behind heat and water. The hydrogen fuel is then converted to electricity safely. It seems that the reality of finding a power source solution that is safe and in constant supply lies with the hydrogen fuel cell research. If it can power the space shuttle into orbit, there is no reason it could not power your laptop for 365 days non-stop. Do you agree

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No matter who you are or where you are, God can empower you to do His work!

God’s Power in Your Life: The Power To Do God’s Work
No matter who you are or where you are, God can empower you to do His work!

Written by Hope on 25/10/2016
Series: Weekly Devotional
Tags: Power, Holy Spirit, Guidance
God uses Scripture to prepare and equip His people to do every good work.

II Timothy 3:17
What makes you feel powerful? If you have accepted God’s forgiveness and allowed Him to teach you to walk in His ways, now you can show God’s empowerment in your life.

Here are ways you can show His power through your actions:

1. Don’t Depend On Your Own Strength
God’s power is given in His grace; He can work in your weakness. The Apostle Paul worked in the power of God’s guidance only, and is recorded as doing more to help form the early Church than any other Christian. And it was because he depended on God, not on himself. The Lord told him, “My kindness is all you need. My power is strongest when you are weak.” And St Paul added, “So if Christ keeps giving me His power, I will gladly brag about how weak I am (II Corinthians 12:9-10). Are you willing to let God show his power in your weakness?

2. Let God Lead The Way
If you have accepted God’s power, and are ready to do His work, you might be wondering what to do. First, start by praying to God and consult with other believers about finding God’s will before making any decisions.

Here is an example of listening for God’s leading, found in II Samuel chapter 7. Israel’s ancient King David wanted to build a temple to hold the Ark of the Covenant, and at first, the Prophet Nathan approved this project. However, that night, the Lord instructed Nathan to stop King David, for it was not God’s will to have the building at the time. The Lord later allowed David’s son Solomon to construct the Temple.

We too must be careful to listen for God’s leading, and let Him empower us.

3. Understand The Power Of The Holy Spirit
So how will God empower you? The Bible tells us that “God’s Spirit gives us power, love, and self-control” (II Timothy 1:7). The Lord fills His people “with power and His Spirit” (Micah 3:8) whom Jesus promised to send to all those who have accepted Him.

Are you depending on the Holy Spirit for guidance? If so, you can trust the Lord to empower you and guide you in doing His work.

Pray this week:

Dear Lord, allow me to be weak, so Your power can enable me to do Your will! Amen.

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Are You Losing Sleep and Gaining Weight?

Sleep services all aspects of our bodies in one way or another: molecular, energy balance, as well as intellectual function, alertness and mood. There is not a single tissue in the body that is not beneficially affected by sleep. It’s the single most effective we can do every day to reset the health of our brains and bodies. Sleep helps us to think more clearly, have quicker reflexes and focus better. When we’re tired, we just can’t function at our best. The fact is, well-rested people operate at a different level than people trying to get by on 1 or 2 hours less nightly sleep.

A study done a few years ago by Dr. Qian Xiao, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute in Maryland, found that the less sleep men and women got the more weight they gained. Those who slept for six hours or less per night gained more weight than those who slept seven to eight hours.  Even more alarming was what happened to the normal-weight men and women who reported sleeping less than five hours each night: They were 30% more likely to gain 11 pounds or more compared with those who slept seven to eight hours and about 40% more likely to become obese during follow-up.

The findings are particularly powerful because the Dr. Xiao and his team followed patients’ weight gain over a 7-1/2 year period and because of the large size and diversity of the study population. The association between lack of sleep and weight gain was consistent no matter what the subject’s age, educational level, smoking status, BMI, and physical activity level. With more than 80,000 people in the study, it’s more than likely that the sleep deprivation/weight gain connection exists for just about everyone.

So, how is sleep connected to weight gain?

People who don’t get enough sleep (7 at least, 8 or 9 is better) are more likely to be hungry because the body needs more energy to stay awake. And, not only do sleepy eaters tend to consume more than enough to compensate, which leads to weight gain, but a sleepy brain responds more strongly to junk food and has less ability to rein that impulse in.

The main cause behind lack of sleep and weight gain is not being sleep derived itself, but the product of what happens to your metabolism when you are not getting enough sleep. Inadequate amounts of sleep affects the part of your brain that controls your appetite and pleasure eating. Too little sleep:

Decreases levels of the hormone Leptin, which signals the brain that you are full.

Increases levels of the hormone Ghrelin, which stimulates your hunger while also slowing the rate at which calories are burned and increasing the amount of fat you store.

This means you will feel more of an urge to eat and less satisfied when you do. In other words, you need to control Leptin and Ghrelin to successfully lose weight, but sleep deprivation makes that nearly impossible.  So, the main cause behind lack of sleep and weight gain is not being sleep derived itself, but the product of what happens to your metabolism when you are not getting enough sleep.  More Ghrelin + less Leptin = weight gain.

Just as binge-eating after way too many hours of starving yourself doesn’t work, going on a sleeping binge is not going to help your body recover from pulling an all-nighter or from consistent lack of sleep.  And not getting enough sleep doesn’t just make you tired . . . it also makes you fat.  Adequate sleep should be an important part of your weight loss (and maintenance) plan.

 

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He Wants You Successful

After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father
which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy
kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in
heaven (Matthew 6:9-10). 
The underlined portion of the scripture above
is simply amazing. If this wasn’t supposed to
be answered, Jesus wouldn’t have taught the disciples
to pray this way. It reveals the Father’s desire for His
will to be established on earth as it is in heaven. This
means it’s His will for you to prosper, be healthy and
strong, vibrant, successful, fruitful and productive, for
these are consistent with His nature.
There’re no obstructions, hindrances, lack or
struggling in heaven. Therefore, nothing should limit
you; you ought not to struggle for anything in your
life! You’re called to reign and function from a position
of rest. If you’re in lack or experiencing any kind of
setbacks, don’t despair. Set your mind on the Word,
and walk in His light, and He’ll bring you to your
destiny in Christ.
3 John 1:2 says, “Beloved, I wish above all things
that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as
thy soul prospereth.” He’s talking to you; you’re His
beloved. You may say, “I don’t experience the love
of God; I don’t know if God loves me.” He alreadylove hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends” (John 15:13). No wonder He wants His perfect will done in your life.
Your life isn’t for poverty, failure or defeat; it’s for the glory of God. The world is full of poor and
defeated people, but we’re the ones to reach out and help them. You’re God’s channel of blessing to
your world; that’s why He wants you to be successful, fruitful, and productive.  proved His love for you the greatest way: “Greater 
Prayer
Dear Father, yours is the greatness,
the power, the glory, the majesty,
and the splendour, for everything
in heaven and earth is yours.
Your blessing brings wealth, with
no painful toil for it; therefore, I
refuse to struggle in life, because
I’m in your rest. I’m prosperous
and successful in every good
work, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

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There Are Positions Of Prayer

Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with
thanksgiving (Colossians 4:2).
Did you know that there’re positions of prayer,
and that the different positions you assume
when you pray are important? For example, lying on
your bed to pray is one of the positions of prayer.
When you lie on your bed to pray, it’s meditative.
You’re likely going to start out praying in tongues,
because there’s a lot that can come through your spirit,
such as worship; you find that you’re worshipping
and praising the Lord upon your bed, like the Bible
says, “Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing
aloud upon their beds” (Psalm 149:5). You can really
be stirred on your bed as you pray like that, with the
anointing welling up and overwhelming you. Before
long, you might soon bounce off the bed and start
pacing the floor.
Then, there’s kneeling down to pray. When you
want to pray on your knees, it’s important that you’re
specific and clear as to the things you want to pray
about. In Ephesians 3:14-15, Paul said, “For this cause
I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus
Christ…”; and he clearly enumerated the things he
wanted to pray about.
Then there’s the standing position. Jesus said,
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further study:
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2-YEAR BIBLE
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Acts 27:27-44
Psalms 23-25
Ephesians 1:1-14
Isaiah 42
Prayer
Dear heavenly Father, I thank
you for the revelation of your
Word to me today. I’m confident,
and therefore glad, that I have
answers to every request I make
in the Name of Jesus. I celebrate
your life in me, grateful that in
you I live, and move, and have
my being. My life is eternally
for your glory, in Jesus’ Name.
Amen.
“And when ye stand praying, forgive…” (Mark 11:25);
why? It’s because when you stand to pray, it’s often
a prayer of faith that proceeds from your mouth; you
start making decrees! However, the Master was quick
to caution that you don’t harbour unforgiveness against
anyone; you must walk in love, so your prayer will be
effective. He wants your prayer life to be effective. In
studying the Word, you’ll learn more on positions of
prayer.
God wants us to continue in prayer. As long as
there’s one sinner in the world, we must keep praying.
As long as the rapture of the Church hasn’t taken place,
we’ve got to pray. Prayer is a heavenly ministry; it’s
part of our priestly ministry as believers; always take
it seriously.
1 Timothy 2:1; 1 Corinthians 14:14-15; Psalm 145:18

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