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Meet Mr Macho, DJ Thriller.


Please introduce yourself
My name is Ekwu Aba Emmanuel, I am 24years old. I am from the Middle Belt region of Nigeria. I hail from Otukpo LGA. I am Idoma by tribe. I was born and raised in Makurdi, Benue state. I am a graduate of B.sc Geography Benue State University, one of the most populous tertiary institutions in Nigeria. I am very simple, well cultured and hardworking I believe in the motto "live and let live" I hate lies down to earth. I love working out,listening to music and eating.
You love movie, music or both?
I love music.
Whos your favourite Nigerian musician?
2Baba
What connects you to him?
His humility and hairstyle
What track glued you to him?
One Love _ 2Baba
Do you like football?
I love football.
Your favourite football star?
Lionel Messi
How many Nigerian States have you visited?
I have visited about twelve states.
In which state did you serve as an NYSC member?
Kano, I served in Kano.
Are you married?
No. I’m single.
Have you been kissed before?
(Laughs) … Yes, I have been kissed by Judas.
What language(s) do you speak?
I speak English, Idoma and Tiv.
What are you known for?
Fitness.
Do you get compliments of ridicule for your shape?
Yes, I get good compliments from admirers and bad ones from the lazy fellows.
How do girls see you?
girls see me awesome. They feel secured around me. That feeling actually inspires me at the gym house making me think the more I workout the more girls I get (laughs).


What’s your greatest fear?
Failure...it's natural with me i just can't stand the sight of failure?
What do you do that makes yourself happy?
I am a diverse kind of person, I’m a Disk Jocker (DJ Thriller) and also into Modeling (Runway). I also run a fitness center (gym house). So let's say am also a body builder.
What gives you greatest delight?
When I know there is enough to eat... (laughs) like seriously.
Who do you think is the best president Nigeria has ever had?
Olusegun Obasanjo
What do you enjoy doing in your leisure?
Chat,check what's trending on news and Rest?
Tell us one of your most awkward moments
Typing out a text in a rush and sending it to the wrong person.
Pretend you are a Nigerian presidential candidate (who knows, someday …) what three things will top your agenda?

Hmmm...1 Job creation will make sure you are employed as soon as you are done with Nysc
I will Place Death penalty on corruption. Corruption has really dealt with us especially embezzlement of public funds.
Lastly, I will give more attention to agriculture. I Will directly buy produce from farmers and encourage large scale farming
Nigeria..
I admire the diversity in ethnic groups where you get to hear different people speaking different languages with different cultures...I also love the National anthem.
I hate Corruption down to earth. I hate the fact that Nigeria is still a third world country still very much behind in terms of technology.
What do you love about Nigeria?
Nigeria...i admire the diversity in ethnic groups where you get to hear different people speaking different languages with different cultures...I also love the National anthem.
What do you hate about Nigeria?
I hate Corruption down to earth. I hate the fact that Nigeria is still a third world country still very much behind in terms of technology.


I'll March Home again




How doomed I seemed
As I walked the path of darkness
To leap en route the ocean into the underworld
But I saw it, I felt it,
I knew it,
The eyes of rainbow
As light shattered on the waters
That my mind awakened
I won't jump again
But I'll March home again
To live with colours of hope
As there's surely an angle of light
And a path to the feast of Esther.

Anna Kendrick: Cups

I always think, "what brains these people must have got. They chose first, probably. Watch this video and see the wonder.

PDP to APC in EKITI, "APC BE WARNED"



The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State has maintained that the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi and his political household, the All Progressives Congress (APC) engaged in manipulations in the governorship primary held last Saturday.

The party warned Fayemi and APC against any attempt to employ electoral malpractice in the July 14 governorship poll, saying “Ekiti people must be vigilant to prevent their votes from being stolen”.

Ekiti PDP Publicity Secretary, Mr. Jackson Adebayo, posited boldly that “any attempt to rig the governorship poll may consume the APC and its candidate.”

The Minister, Fayemi had defeated Fayose (1:0) and Fayose of PDP came strong and defeated Fayemi of APC. So, Fayemi was compensated by the ruling party with a Federal Ministry. Now, "I'm coming again," Fayemi must have thought. "Try, we're ready for you, fairly, fiercely" Fayose must have telepathically replied.

Source: thenation

Photo Contest




Do you think or know
That you're more beautiful
Than the Anne and Helen?

Can you trust fans or friends
To support you
To win a grand prize
For your beautiful pictures?

Then watch out for the announcement of a great photo contest
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Don't be too sincere



If you're too religious
To accommodate me
Too one-way and fundamental
To tolerate
Don't be too sincere
To pretend you love m


Pretend you love me

If you're too religious
To accommodate me
Too one-way and fundamental
To tolerate
Don't be too sincere
To pretend you love me

Watch the spoken word



Spoken word: What if by Jon Jorgensen

This is a great spoken word.
"They say you're Father to the fatherless ..."

Watch it

Yoruba: Don't dismiss Kwara, take it" - Imam of Ilorin


A call for wisdom
A call for identity
A call for freedom
A call forliberty

The Imam Of Ilorin Called on the Yoruba to support Kwara
And take its power back
Yorubao loba
Dujudiju esin ni won fi bowaoju
E je ki E.ir pada si soloto"
He questioned the inertia of and division among the Yoruba.

He was arrested for the speech though.

APC and the Heat in their Kitchen



APC and the Heat in their Kitchen

The national chairman of APC, thenation reported, "Chief John Odigie- Oyegun, yesterday confirmed the postponement of today’s local government areas congress in Imo State."

Hoodlums, we must blame because they set the APC secretariat ablaze. The APC in have been trying to get into their political kitchen and cook some delicious meal. The kitchen's been on fire, the ward and LGA dinning could not yet hold.

There's a need to put out the fire and get back to the kitchen.

#APC IMO CRISIS, Politics, Nigeria

Blame Game




"Self-justification in the face of harmful habits can be the absolute worst deceiver and robber of our happiness."

In a society that spends much of its time looking for others to blame, the concept of change is often overlooked."
michelle mckinney hammond


"Everyone, but few who made have once died or and gone, is in the business of blames. It's easy and seems safe; it's natural like pointing fingers and seeing others. The ugly rarely befriends the mirror."

"Do use the mirror for she's a good friend who commends your good and reveals your oddities. And you want to look good."
Samuel O. Kuye


#blames, happiness, good, mirror, Michelle McKinney Hammond, selfishness, sel-justification, sincerity




I Bow in Solitude I Bounced in Rectitude




I Bowed in solitude, I Bounced in Rectitude

Giant mamba's bitten my Bingo, she died
And puppies flooded, long till they all died
And Magu grazed my sister's fresh field
And mother, to father's torture must yield

And Magu wife came, yelling, clapping, cursing
And Many joined, clapping, seeing, Larape crying
All saw no rape victim. But all saw -a seductress
And after she hanged, mother died in bitterness

Then I, lone in the storm, lone in the hut
Then I, lone in the farm, lone by the tree by the hut
Thought thorns and beasts mean no harm at all
That darkness' better than light, my mirth meant gall

My busy heart's wandering on strong memories
With bitter bias beckoning only on swarming vagaries
And I heard only Caesar and Jesus in much bitterness
Shouting, "Flee Brutus! Flee Judas! Disdain fondness!"

The tree dropped orange on my head, it pained
But, Omolade, I bit and ate, and my tongue had gained
And I threw sticks and oranges dropped; I gained
Now saw I, now knew I, and I myself regained

The wind -strong, the stones -hard, the sticks -fast
Trees bend, lose leaves and fruits but remain they strong
They stand, budding, flowering, and like earth, they last
And the drop that pained my skull fed my tongue

Then returned I, to father ... ere, he's dying of loneliness
But now know I, how to bend, bow and bounce, with comeliness
I bowed in solitude, I bounced in rectitude.




Religion versus Tribe


It's reported that an Imam was arrested for calling Yoruba people to rise to Kwara State politics. The statement, no argument, is tribal.
Many people from different tribes discussed the matter on www.nairaland.com from different subjective angles.
From observation, many or all Yoruba Muslims showed that they prefer the Religion first and as a result will choose the Hausa tribe if there's need to choose a side. One categorically declared that he has nothing to do with the Yoruba tribe except it's for the propagation of Islam and does not care whether the Fulanis rule or enslave the country.

Reactions from others who aren't Muslims tagged Yoruba Muslims as "MUMUSLEMS" and that caused me to question myself.


"If your choice will save either a Hausa-Fulani Christian or Yoruba Muslim, who will you choose to save?"
I decided to ask some Christians. And they were sincere:
"I will save my  Christian brother!"
"I chose the one you have in mind"
"Do good to all men especially those in the household of faith..."

"Christianity first niooo before ethnicity"


It's really critical.
This are my submissions:
Chonua Achebe was right when ge said the white man put a knife on the cord thant binds us together ... Things Fall" indeed, "Apart.
The Yoruba tribe are peaceful and thoughtful.
The Yoruba tribe is divided by religion and cannot be whole again.
The Yoruba tribe cannot have one voice or to a greater extent unite for  cause.
The Oduduwa Republic is a great or tall dream
The tribe so distorted by conquest and religion in Nigeria is the Yoruba iibe.
The Yoruba are tolerant, anyway.
Preservation of religion s first, to almost all religious people
Tribe is second and only if religion is satisfied.
The best thing for the Yoruba is TOLERANCE which they seem to have.
Such is the case every where religions co-exist.


Music: Igba Ope


"Music is the soul's sailor. If it navigates well, the soul finds comfort in joy" Samuel Kuye

IGBA OPE
A Gospel Song With Inspirational Gospel tungba lyrics by TosinEyinju


You will never come down, it rises in its passion and emotion responds. Ignite your soul.


Follow link to download

Dilligence


"The godless, if diligent, shall prosper; the godly, if not shall not." Samuel O. KUYE

#WisELife, Diligence, godlessness, godliness, ignorance, poverty, prose, prospering, quote, wisdom, working, 

Tear the Mask


Obafemi Awolowo said, "tear the mask." What's that supposed to mean?
Below are the words of the sage:

"After rain comes sunshine; After darkness comes the glorious dawn. There is no sorrow without its alloy of joy; there is no joy without its admixture of sorrow. Behind the ugly terrible mask of misfortune lies the beautiful soothing countenance of prosperity. So, tear the mask!"
 - My Early Life, 1968.
(From http://www.obafemiawolowofoundation.org/awo_quotations.php)

TEAR THE MASK
Do I really have to do that. Maybe I don't need to do so.
But it's not really about the mask on my face. It's the mask of challenges, discouragement, terror, bad reports, experience that are discouraging, discriminatipn, opposition and so on.
The mask ony face is a different thing. I may not tear that or not yet. The mask of unpleasant circumstances, however, I must tear so that I can see the pleasantness of and in life.

Isn't life pleasant?
Tear the mask and see.

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#WisELife, Awolowo, challenges, focus, hope, life, mask, optimism, persistence, positive, prose, quote, resilience, tear,

What makes Sense?



One of my students asked, "why is Bolarinwa always saying things that don't make sense?"
It took about 30 seconds to calm the class. Then I asked two questions from two students to illustrate a point. From a Christian I asked, "Is Jesus a son of God?" And of course he "rightly confidently answered me. "Yes," Michael answered.
I asked the same question from a Muslim. "No, he's not," Hamidat rightly boldly answered.

Then I said the issue of sense and nonsense is often just like that.

Like what?

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#WisELife, background, peace, quote, Senses, tolerance., views, 

God's Will twenty One II

BEWARE
Beware what you profess. Asks and it shall be given unto you. With God all things are possible. To get to Canaan was not as impossible as the dreadful giants and Anak descendants made it seem to the Israelites majority, in the wilderness. It is truly going to be through battles. But It’s the promise of God. They only needed to trust in “the word of the Lord” and march onward to possess the promise land. But alas, ten out of twelve declared impossibility and limited God’s intention to impossibility.

Numbers 13:28 Nevertheless the people be strong that dwell in the land, and the cities are walled, and very great: and moreover we saw the children of Anak there.  

The focus of many is that sin shall increase and the love of many shall wax cold. Oh save us from fear.

Numbers 13:30 And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it.  

This is faith- courage, focus, assurance, bravery, action. This is how to please God. Trust what he promised and act according to His word. What has God promised? He said He’d give us His Spirit and we will be holy and will detest sins. He said He will make us to do His will. He said He will bless us. What is my business with the giants of disappointments, trials, debts, bosses, policies, setbacks, threats and noises? I simply see God’s promise and enablement. And onward I go. In 2006, my dad lost his job. Things became difficult. Poverty wasn’t really far before but then it got inside and sat on the throne. Fear and anxiety took over. But I refused to bow. I was always singing and laughing. Then my mother said, “Samuel, you’re no longer a small boy. Don’t you know what’s going on? What’s making you this happy? Are you thoughtless?” My mother would never ask such a question again. She got stronger. I told her I trusted God and no crying or strong face could solve the problem. In 2008, sin crept into my life. Pastor Mark wrote that sin in place is destiny out of place. Oh I almost lost everything called hope. But God saved me. ESCAPE! That cost me two to three years. But I never let go of faith even when I could not see hope on all sides.

I knew I had to study English. I knew I would succeed. To pass examinations was not the problem but to pay fees was. I wrote JAMB and Post UTME in 2009 and I passed. After registration, my mother got a serious fracture in the leg that supped all funds. You know I couldn’t ignore her because of anything. My Uncle who could help had problem with his business and job. Imagine that. Satan guessed if I studied English he’d be undone. That year was gone. It’s not the story that’s important. But whenever I went to the family house where my mother was staying, I’ll sing, eat and act normal. My grandmother told my mother, “This boy doesn’t seem passionate. It’s as if he’s heartless, he’s not concerned?” My mother told her I was stronger. But my mother anxious that her situation had cost me University admission. I never worried about such. I kept choosing English. The third and last time I wrote Jamb, I chose another University, and another course but I went back and changed institution and course. English was my desire. No giant will make me cringe. Why was I so sure? His words gave me confidence. I shall prosper. I will succeed because of God’s grace. I will make heaven. What about you? You will! Just believe and follow holiness and peace.


Numbers 13:31 But the men that went up with him said, We be not able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we.

This is lack of faith. This is the spirit of fear. Fear identifies and intensifies only horror. Fear does not see risk as manageable but as failure. In 2010 my father said, Samuel, you’re a good cook. Let me get you a shop and you just start selling food.” He also suggested that I just make another choice apart from my desire. But I was stronger. Anger will come in when fear controls the mind. He’s angry I was wasting time. He suggested I get a job. I did. But I didn’t trade my dream for a job. The Word of the Lord, ever reliable.

Numbers 13:32 And they brought up an evil report of the land which they had searched unto the children of Israel, saying, The land, through which we have gone to search it, is a land that eateth up the inhabitants thereof; and all the people that we saw in it are

men of a great stature.  

Politicians, musicians, youths, friends, families, neighbours and people in the world are sinful and contaminating? The world is pervert? They will corrupt you if you go to study in a particular place? Why must we magnify fear? Well, the fearful is wise to escape evil. The fool dares and is victimised. Being watchful is a different thing. The fearful couldn’t get to Canaan. The fearful will not get to paradise. “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death (Revelation 21:8).”

Numbers 13:33 And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.  

Are we helpless? Are we in danger? When we carry the cross and follow Jesus, denying ourselves, are we unholy? How do we carry the cross, follow Jesus and deny ourselves? It’s in Service that we carry the cross, in Character we follow Jesus and in Chastity and Character we deny ourselves. Then is that not righteousness? Can he not help us overcome temptations? Is the one who made the promises not faithful? Get out of Fear Street and move to faith Kingdom!


Numbers 14:8 If the LORD delight in us, then he will bring us into this land, and give it us; a land which floweth with milk and honey.  

This is what makes Jude in verse 24 and 25, to glorified God, “Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.”


 Though there be storm

Or errors and fallings

Of wars and losing

And evil raging roaring

The Lord in the both

Said let’s cross into life

And after He’s spoken

He slept, sure of crossing

But they feared though they heard Him

And He rebuked the storm and their faithlessness.

Had they trusted His words, Storm won’t do them anything.

Now, they doubted. But they still did well

Asking for help, that He should care to save them.

Alas, many doubt and ne’er seek or trust His help.

Even the Stone when walking on the sea

Shifted His eyes to the storm and was sinking.

He cried out and was saved.

If by thy doubt thou art sinking

Cry out now and get thy saviour’s hand reach thee

And you’ll cross over safely.


Numbers 14:8 If the LORD delight in us, then he will bring us into this land, and give it us; a land which floweth with milk and honey.  

Though the word reveals that sins shall increase and the love of many will wax cold and then signs of end time are prevalent the major concern for the Lord, Jesus is not the sins but that many will not have faith that can make them trust Him and obey Him. Many will not have faith that will make them willing and obedient but fear that will make them doubtful, fearful and condemning. So, after He had told the parable of a woman who was pestering the judge avenge her, he said:

Luke 18:8 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?  

I can avenge them speedily and save them but what of their faith in me and in my words. Only faith will make us set our affections on things above and get more excited about things of the Spirit than get discouraged from things of the Spirit. Then Apostle Paul said in 1 Thessalonians 5:19 “Quench not the Spirit.” No matter what, though demons appear as angels of light do not think there are no angels of light of Holy Spirit at work.

We know that it is the observable ways of life of the church that made them to be called Christians. Whether in Antioch or not, they’d be called Christians. It’s their Christ-culture and not the place that makes them Christians. I know we already know that God delights in man. Man sinned. God saved Him in Christ Jesus. So, in Jesus, we’re chosen, royal, priestly and peculiar. We’re beloved. Do all those things whole heartedly, holiness demands them. Be Chaste; have Character; Serve the lord. Uphold the culture of Christianity.

Matthew 18:4 “Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.”  

The word of the Lord shall ever stand true.

Let us go into supplication. In fact, pray it personally. Then intercede for others and for the Church. When the Lord shall arise all His enemies shall scatter.


Dear Lord,


You are faithful to your promises. Whatever you will you will do. Your counsel only shall stand. You love me. I believe in Jesus. I trust you for grace for “And of his fullness have all we received, and grace for grace (John 1:16).” Hold my hand Lord. Help me to do your will. Make me holy. Help me to overcome and lead me home eventually. Do not let me miss home. I pray. Amen! I believe. Thank you, Father.

Come Back completely


I'm still telling like of a king telling of a Helen:
Let no Paris win through a fall on ambrosia to judge for a Helen.
Let no Paris Helen steal,
Oh no, Helen, thou go not there.
But gods bid thee gone!
Like a cloud journeying
-so the son of Atreus must need Achilles
And Troy must fall flat in fire
Menelaus cried aloud:
Come back completely.
Oh Helen, can you see the ruins of Troy?

Thinking is seedling


"I'm trying to think, don't confuse me with facts."
Plato

Thinking can overrule facts.
That's why planes can run awhile above.
That's why malaria
Once a plague incurable
Is now a brother
Raiding and killing
Only the de-winged.

Facts can be challenged
But with RESULTS
of thinking and working the thinking.
Thinking is the difference and thinking differently is the very good madness.

The Journey isn't Far


The road may be far
Perhaps, it truly is,
With stones and thorns
To cause a halt
Or limping

But the journey
Isn't a mile far
If the park, a clear vision,
Is known to brain and book.

Deji Kuye

Timing is Essential

It may take time, the stutterer will call "father"
That's a yoruba saying, "B'o pe titi akololo a pe baba."

I tell, it's a matter of time
The killer will die.
The sower will reap.
It's a matter of time.
Time is the limitation of mortality. It's also
the rewarder of patience.
It's a pointer of wisdom.
Work smart, keep working,
Plan all the way,
                See far ahead.
Wait patiently
             But not inactively.

Deji Kuye (The Ecumenical Rose)

Quote of the day: on language

"The misuse of language induces evil in the soul"  Socrates.

A great apostle of Jesus told us that he who does not err in words is perfect.

Robert Green warned against argument because that can easily invoke contempt.

Control your tongue.

Baba Oshe by Deji Kuye

  
This is a worship song with quick trancendence.



PRAYETUDE


DON’T GUESS THE MODE OF HIS CATERING
Come what may
Let me begin with the three Hebrews words:
Dan 3:17 If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king. 
Dan 3:18  But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up. 
My faith looks up to Jesus always for grace to continue to uphold this resoluteness. The disciples followed Christ even when He told them how they would be hated and afflicted because of His Name. But song would be close to
Where could I go
Where could I go
Seeking a refuge for my soul
Needing a friend
To help me in the end
Where could I go but to the Lord
That is a song by J. B. Coats that is the description of the resoluteness of the disciples. The three Hebrews knew God could deliver them –that is settled. And He will deliver them –that’s faith. But when we have prayed with faith and anticipated results we often felt let down when the results failed to come, perhaps, not when desired. We may be faced with situations that we desperately wanted God’s intervention and it seemed God’s too busy with some other businesses and peoples. Whatever may come my way, my life is in His hands. I have decided to follow Him and there’s no turning back. You have to follow Him and there’s no turning back.

God’s not answerable to faith
The prayer of faith will heal the sick? Yes it will. But in a gathering, will it heal all the sick at a time? No, it won’t, not even in Kathryn Kuhlman’s shrine. But why is that the case? I’m sorry, I don’t know. Faith like a mustard seed can move a mountain? Yes it can. Does that mean if it does not move the mountain God is a liar? No, never! Does that mean I have committed one sin? No, not necessarily and yes, that may be the case.
Bishop Oyedepo’s testimony is wonderful. His wife was sick and he prayed for her healing. But he waited and had to tell God that whether God healed her or not He will still continue to be God, and his God. God healed her. Glory! But many have departed from God because of such a case of praying for healing while their beloved eventually died. Many became God’s enemy and started to campaign against anything called god.
It is in this light that we must know that even faith does not make God answerable to us. We have faith in His words that assert His promises. Do we have trust in His words that assert patience? He’s unquestionable, not even to faith! Remember Paul understood faith deeply yet he prayed on one thing and his request wasn’t granted. So, I cannot ask, “Why haven’t you answered my prayers of faith?” in a way that shows I’m disappointed and frustrated. But I can pray and ask Him why, in a way that portrays trust, humility and dependence on Him.
The three Hebrew did not only express that they have faith but also that they know God as supreme. “But if not… if God will not deliver us, He must have a good reason for that and we trust Him. So, we will still not deny Him.

His thoughts are good (Jer. 29:11)
There’s a song by Dorinda Clark Cole, “Be not dismayed whatever betides; God will take care of you.” That is the confidence that must keep us going in every situation. And unpleasant situations are supposed to be sometimes, in fact very rarely. Job’s case was once. A life filled with difficulties in all aspects is a life that is not operating in the freedom and power of Christ. God tests the righteous. Yes, He does. And it’s for a time. A lasting trial has got to stop. Pray about it. Peace is a fruit of the Holy Spirit. It is within. Joy is a fruit of the Holy Spirit. That is without. Peace in our mind will be Joy in our expressions. When we have peace through the confidence in his good thoughts towards us then our Joy will never be attacked or suppressed by roars of lions or seas neither by whistles of the wind and hunters.

We chose to practice in lack
Early December, after my roommate and I had settled bills and bought some things, we could not refill gas because if we did there’d be no money to buy food stuffs. So we started to eat #100 fried potatoes in the morning, close to midday and same at night. At times we’ll take gaari in the morning. And that continued for about two weeks –for that long because we’re lucky. If it’s not become a testimony I’d not have shared it.
Pray, though God sees you
I knew my God is in control of all situations and He knew what I was passing through and what I was working on. My life is in His hands. I trust His word in Proverbs 10:3 that “The LORD will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish.” I didn’t read that Elijah prayed or worried when God intervened in Elijah’s case. He never lacked supplies. But Elijah was a man of prayer. So, in my prayers I didn’t really specify what my urgent needs were. God sees everything and there’s no doubt He’s with me. O Holy Jesus! He won’t let me die. But He could watch me look up to the hills and suffer hunger until I learn to ask. I have no excuse. Jesus, being Christ, still prayed. And He taught us to ask and to pray and not be weary. So, God waited until I came to myself. Whatever the holiness, whatever the faith we must still pray and ask. That’s how we demonstrate our childhood to His Fatherhood.

Unto the Lord
Someone saw two presentable men. He’s very happy. “Wow!” said he in his mind, “these two are rich.” He set his eyes on them with his hapless composure. Now, when the men reached him and stopped he was happy that his misery got their attention. O how often some people, especially in the needy category tell hard luck stories –appealing to pity! But the two men redirected the man’s gaze to the Lord. They had nothing but Christ:
Act 3:6  Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk. 
Act 3:7  And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength. 
Act 3:8  And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God. 
Act 3:9  And all the people saw him walking and praising God: 
El Elyon God Most High who chose me to love thank You. The Holy Spirit knew I had exhausted all options and then I would listen well. So, He whispered it that I should pray even about daily food –my daily bread. And then I prayed. I told God I wanted to eat delicious meal. I wanted to eat meat. The Israelites prayed and they ate richly. I love amala but I didn’t specify. One thing was now sure –I’ll eat good food.
How will it happen?
I had decided not to get into God’s way after I have asked Him to take charge except He leads me to do a thing. But this time, I waited and looked unto God in two directions. One really promised to brings us sufficient gaari but she wouldn’t. Another wouldn’t come with food or stuff as expected. And that’s good.
God ways are different
I had even forgotten that I prayed about this. Until the Holy Spirit reminded me and told me I have to thank God. Looking at the plate of amala and the vegetable soup rich in egusi and spices and meat, He said, “You prayed that you wanted this. Didn’t you?” Immediately I remembered. I smiled. We didn’t refill gas but a colleague gave us electric cooker which he said was too slow but was too or very fast for us. That’s a miracle. I must say that it’s not the colleague that owned the cooker but his neighbour who became tired of the slow cooker. And we got money in ways we never expected and went to the market. And my soul is not famished
.Why food?
Why should I share testimony about God’s miracle on food? Since I’ve come to the North I’ve learnt that to eat good food is normal for many yet it’s not normal for many. And I share this testimony to teach prayer –prayer and praising for everything including daily needs. We should pray to God for all our needs (and thank Him for all our provisions and needs too). Our wisdom and efforts may yield results but they are not substitute to God’s catering for us. Rather, they are God’s grace upon us actualizing His goodness and mercy for us.
On other things
We should take everything to the Lord in prayer that we may not forfeit privileges. I have prayed on several things and God has answered many. But often times we suffer in little things because we focus on the big things too much and ignore the little things that also matter. I mean it’s true we’re the one to buy stuffs and cook what we want to eat. I mean we must work. I will never campaign for faith without works for that’s scripturally a dead faith. But even in and on our daily food we should pray.

I have a better plan
My father sold a portion of land to someone in 2011. In 2015 that he upon advice and encouragement sold that same land to someone else. When I could not discourage him from doing so, I prayed that the land must never be sold. A woman bought it, I laughed. She asked for her money and said she didn’t want the land again. Many came and didn’t buy. But I was at the Chapel of Christ Our Light in the University of Lagos when the Holy Spirit told me that he had a better plan. “O wow! No problem the, Thy will be done!”  And the following day the land was sold. My father didn’t pay the first buyer. He gave the money to a friend, the agent in between him and the buyer. And that agent spent the money.

Great trouble
I never expected trouble or any legal case to arise from the land issue. Trouble started and we were to forfeit another portion of land on which my father has built his house. I did my logic, we calculated and gathered what we had, we’d get more. And people would lend us money. I left Ogun State and went to Kano State for NYSC, anxious. Then I got a call that the one who would give 150 thousand naira now said it’s not more than 30 thousand naira. My God! The whole planned has already failed with that disappointment. The -source who would give 100 thousand said it’s now sixty. Jesus! What a shame! And the agent relocated to nowhere in Lagos. Gbam! My plans failed. We can hardly guess the mode of his answering correctly. We should just be faithful in following instructions. Most times, he won’t reveal everything unto us. We will just get instructions in bits and in levels. Ours is to follow. I asked the Holy Spirit of the better plans but he didn’t say anything. We were to pay all debt in November of vacate the land. I prayed and November became December, I was still very anxious. One day, as November was going to end, the Holy Ghost put a song in my heart, “My God is in control of all situations.” I sang-prayed it. I then rested assured it was all settled. First I learnt never to attempt to run on my own or fight on my own. Never! At every point I must always ask myself, “Hope God’s involved or Hope God’s in charge of this situation, am I the one in charge instead of God?” And everything was settled with no more running. It’s a great testimony. Anxiety cannot do anything. It’s better to let God handle every case. We will only need to follow His lead and stay calm, trusting Him if He’s not leading us.
I now thank God for the troubles that arose that caused me to take steps that I will forever be glad I took. The trouble pushed from dreams to goals. The trouble caused me to develop passion for planning and taking actions. Later, I understood the better plan. He settled the case. But He used it as a catalyst for my potentials. How would I have known that that was what He meant? Also, I learnt many a lesson from that situation and I’m refined. Have you taken your situation to God? If you have not, please do. If you have, then all is settled. Just wait upon Him and continue with other things.
Without God or religiosity
Who says you cannot succeed without praying or tithing? Many are not Christians and they’re successful. China has the very many irreligious people in the world. And they’re doing fine. People in other religions, in their practices, if they work hard, can succeed. The truth is that prayer is not a substitute to working. You can apply your logic and strength at every time necessary. It can work. Nevertheless, even the richest always say that hard work is not always the answer. So, they exalt knowledge and financial skills over strength. Both are not sinful but approved. But those who succeed without God will not tell you of millions who failed woefully and tragically without God. We will scarcely hear people tell us Mark Zuckerberg was raised a Jew and is still a Jew but they’ll tell us he’s an atheist. Well, not anymore. They will not tell us that he now believes in God. They’ll not tell you Bill Gates family are religious and he is proud of that but they will tell you Bill is irreligious. I think it’s just the Billionaires’ style, except the Jews, to hide their religious believes until later in their lives simply because they want to show that study, skill, sense, science, technology and business can make one rich rather than religiosity. And they’re right. But most of the billionaires are religious, and godly.
You should commit your ways unto the Lord and trust Him and He will cause it to come to fulfilment. That means that you should continue to make plans and work towards your dreams. But always commit your ways unto Him. In that way, since your life belongs to Him, you will be able to give Him all the glory that He deserves. There are blessings attached to giving, no controversy! There are benefits to tithing! To me, tithing is not erasable! It’s scriptural and necessary. I chose to see that truth. But many are not paying and are even trying to tell others not to pay. And they’re successful. It’s possible to be the greatest observant of the laws and still be the greatest needy. One can be the ‘holiest’ and still be the President of the destitute. Life has rules, Divinity set the rules for nature –sow and you shall reap. So, it’s possible to apply skills and succeed even as an atheist without praying or tithing to God.
Who owns the glory?
In life, for every success there’s at least a factor and a person or people to praise or commend, rightly or wrongly. For failure there’s at least a factor also and a person or people to blame, rightly or wrongly.  As Christians, we believe that all the glory must be unto the Lord and no man should boast or glory in anything other than in knowing God. If you, without the knowledge of God’s involvement achieve everything then you will become what such people are and experience what they do experience. You will trust in yourself. You will also trust in your wisdom and strength. Then you will trust in your wealth and achievement. Like the Babylonian king, you will say that your might had brought you all your accomplishments. Then you will become proud and separated from God, perhaps gradually speedily. And you would have won yourself a friend –the spirit of pride and blasphemy –the agents of Satan.
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is our teacher who knows how to use the Word, nature and dreams and ministers to enrich our knowledge. At times He will make us learn through situations and until we’re reflective and attentive; until we have learnt such we may have to remain in that situational classroom. The point we must get is that there’s nothing too big that should get all our attention and cause us to ignore other things that are important as well. The Church, Our country, Families, ministers, friends, siblings, professions, journeying, goals, appearance, spouse, health, spirit, scholarship, money, ambitions, food, provisions, ministry, talents and everything need our prayers for without Him we can do nothing and have nothing except we’re not part of His own. And when we have prayed we should let the Holy Spirit guide us rather than set our eyes on a fig tree with abundant green leaves but no fruit.

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