Saturday, May 21, 2011

Who will pray for our Children? me! me!! me!!!

I’m over at a family friends’ house and the prayer tonight was a veeeery long thing

Ahhh… Popsie prayed for almost all the families in Nigeria tonight, we almost dozed off.

Popsi "anyi na ekele gi maka ndi be xyx, na ndi be abc, na ndi be qrs..." Us: "amen, amen, Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz... AMEN... *open eyes, look left and right…amen*” -_0

(Meaning: “we thank you for XYZ family, we thank you for ABC family, we thank you for QRS family…”)

Our parents can pray shaaaaaaa…

Anyway, I said that to say this…

A lot of the people I know today have praying parents, it’s either they have a Father who fires serious prayers every time he calls on the phone, or a Mother who does the same, and if you’re doubly blessed it’s both of them.

Birthdays especially are times for the heavy dosage of the prayers from them too (and if you are not married yet, Ovoko!! prayer go scatter everywhere be that *giggles*)

I'm of the opinion that most of them didn’t start praying recently (some maybe), but for the really praying ones, it’s not a ‘Today’ matter, it’s being in their system for a long time, probably was passed on to them from their parents too…

Some of us who are blessed to have these praying parents are actually living on their ‘stored up’ prayers (living on Granny’s angels like Nicole Mullen sang), angels all over the place, working on instructions sent from the praying lips of our worried folks. Protecting us when we enter all one of those our kurukere dodgy parole, and go to those our ‘nkoro’ crooked corners… *shines teeth*.

There’s ever so much a parent can do for their kid(s), you can only do your best and pray that God guides their steps. If they could go everywhere with us to protect us from danger they would, but that’s impossible so they send their prayers to go with us.

Now, sit back and look at us, yes, US = Me + You, present day.

If our parents didn’t start today to learn how to pray, this means we should know how to pray by now, because fast-forward into the future, it would be me and you, sitting, worried over our kids but all we can really do is pray and trust God to be the shield around them.

Do you see yourself ‘today’ as someone who would intercede for a child in distress?

You know, these things don’t just come on you, sure people remember to pray only when there’s danger, but trust me, the banked prayers of our parents that we are currently living on, are not words they just uttered hurriedly for few seconds, these are moments spent with God, calling out our names, one by one, probably bringing out our pictures, laying their hands on them and pouring out their heart to God concerning us.

Does this look like what you can do?

If yes, then that’s great! Congratulations, your kids are covered. :)

Aaaaaand if not…. mmmmmhhmmmm…HOUSTON, we have a problem! -_-

You need to start doing something about that… start attending prayer classes maybe: D
On a more serious note, you should look into praying more.

It’s not like there’d be World Peace all of a sudden, and I can imagine you remembering something terrible that happened and thinking, “Why didn’t their prayer cover that one?”

Trust me, something worse could have happened if they hadn’t prayed at all, at least you are alive reading this now aren’t you? See, it worked then. :D

Now this is not intended to start getting you worried over a matter of the future when you haven’t even finished dealing with your today's issues *rolling your eyes on your behalf* :)…

The intention is just to open your eyes to realities of life… things you should also work on today, the earlier you’re aware of them, the better, don’t you think?

So as you build yourself in every other aspect of life, in preparation for the responsibilities ahead, you can also give a thought to this… Who will pray for our Children?

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Fact Vs Faith....

I just started a new job and already feeling challenged at it. I left a 'seemingly' Global company for a 'seemingly' smaller one. I was well aware that there'd be challenges but I thought I was prepared for it. I prayed before taking this job and I know the peace I felt when I made the move. All I saw were loads of opportunities and it surely looked like a bright future.

I have no regrets, heart was troubled with all the challenges already and I needed a word from God assuring me he was near.

I opened the Rhapsody of Realities page to read this morning and right there was all the answer I needed!!!

I'll go ahead and share with you here, so we can always come back to this page when it seems like the heat is on again... trust me, it never ceases. You win this time, get ready for the next challenge but be sure that if you hold on to the same word that helped you the first time, you'll be sure to win again!!

Do share the testimonies as they come, I'll share mine too. :D

Here it is....

Rhapsody of Realities message for 12th of May, 2011.


Change The Facts With Faith

While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal (2 Corinthians 4:18).

Faith is a leap on the Word. It’s believing and accepting God’s Word as the truth, while giving no attention or consideration to the evident negative circumstances.

Someone may ask, “How can I say I’m healed when the growth in my body is getting larger?” Or “Why should I say I’m rich when there’s no money in my bank account?”

Faith doesn’t deny that the growth is present or that you have no money in the bank. What faith does is to change those facts by refusing to give them attention or consideration. In walking by faith, you don’t dwell on facts; rather, you fix your attention on the realities of God’s Word that confirms your divine health and prosperity.

So, quit thinking faith is all about pretending to have what you actually don’t have.

Faith is calling real what God has said about you, therefore acting that way, irrespective of what natural circumstances tell you.

When David faced Goliath as a young boy, he didn’t deny that he was facing a giant. But where everyone else was focused on the size of the giant, David only gave consideration to the truth that God was with Him (1 Samuel 17:1-51). That’s faith!

Faith doesn’t give attention to the things that are perceivable to the senses, for all such are subject to change!

Paul writing to the Corinthian Church said, “…we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen.”

That means, you don’t give attention or consideration to the negative circumstances which your natural eyes can see. Instead, change them with the word of faith in your mouth!


I’m fully persuaded that irrespective of how I feel or what I see, I’m what God says I am; I have what He says I have, and I can do what He says I can do. The Word of God that inspires faith is in my heart and in my mouth today, and I overcome every adversity and prevail against oppositions in the Name of Jesus. Amen.

Romans 4:19-21

Abraham didn't focus on his own impotence and say, "It's hopeless. This hundred-year-old body could never father a child." Nor did he survey Sarah's decades of infertility and give up. He didn't tiptoe around God's promise asking cautiously skeptical questions. He plunged into the promise and came up strong, ready for God, sure that God would make good on what he had said. That's why it is said, "Abraham was declared fit before God by trusting God to set him right." But it's not just Abraham; it's also us! The same thing gets said about us when we embrace and believe the One who brought Jesus to life when the conditions were equally hopeless. The sacrificed Jesus made us fit for God, set us right with God.

Some music to go with the word *winks*

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