Creating Miracles

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“Rather than expect a Moses to come and part the red sea, we would build bridges and make our miracles”- Jean Liedkta

The saying above describes the average thinking pattern of the developed world. They are the proactive individuals, always seeking to find a solution to their problems.

A sharp contrast can be found in Africa where we pray to God to magically put food on our table (when we can) among other weird and unrealistic requests.

Let’s cast our minds backs to centuries ago;

While some were obsessed about going to the herbalist to view a 15 minutes trailer of their loved ones/enemies at untold costs, some decided to dedicate themselves to learning to ensure they could have an unlimited view of whoever they desired.

While some of us were content with holding vigils for the postman to safely deliver  their messages to loved ones, others were tired of the long time and decided to create a system that will make delivery of mails possible in seconds.

And presently, while some others are looking for ways to make lives and living better, others are praying endlessly (without adding commensurate action) that the world and their lives would be better.

While some are taking insurance on things that matter to them, others are saying that they don’t need it because God protects them.

You must have heard that history repeats itself. They are in for a shocker. Even though God can protect from all forms of harm, I think He expects that we take necessary actions in our interest instead of abdicating all our responsibility to him

We keep having unending vigils praying about the state of the nation. As if God would send another saviour to save us. No wonder we believed the saviour propaganda of the current president. Now we know better.
Newsflash: God would not send anyone to save us. We must task ourselves into being the saviours that this country and Africa as a whole so desperately needs.

I fear that there would be a lot of chastisement at judgement because God will ask why we achieved little to nothing when we were blessed with innumerable resources.

Yes I believe in the power of God, miracles and prayer but I also believe that locking your door and praying all day and night for food (when you can take a step in the right direction) will most likely leave you dead.

We have prayed enough. Can we begin building our bridges already?

The Time

The Time

Remember the time you were so much in a fix that you prayed every day. Remember the time when a family member almost passed and you prayed “God please don’t let them die” and the prayer was answered. Remember the time when gloom and sadness filled your heart. You cried and prayed for it to pass and it did. Remember the time you almost failed that paper, you prayed so hard. You went to church and did all the good things you know God loves and you passed. Remember how hard you prayed for that job which you got eventually. Remember how well you prayed for your missing rib that you found shortly after.

Now that everything is alright and you’re through the storm, what are you doing?

From the time past, the enemy has learnt a lesson; persecute them and they’ll run to their Father and He will answer. And so now he doesn’t bother pounding our hearts with heaviness. Our families are in great health. All the basic necessities are been taken care of.  Our pockets are bulging with the cash there in and so we’ve unanimously decided that a 2 minute prayer is more than enough to guide us through the day! We’ve decided that fasting is extreme (na me kill Jesus?- Did I kill Jesus?). We’ve decided that we could miss some of those programs we wouldn’t dare to before. But if only we cast your mind back, we’ll remember that time when we even prayed inwards, read our bibles almost every time even at odd places. Now it appears that time is gone. Our enemy is keeping us busy daily; clouding our minds with business deals, school work, legit things etc so that the link to our Source becomes severed eventually. In the end, our first name becomes LUKE and our last? WARM.

If you’re reading this, we can still change the trend. Com’on we don’t have to wait until something tragic happens. Spend time in God’s presence praying, praising, thanking… preferably right now and please not for 2 minutes.