You’ll love this.
As I creamed her body after the evening’s bath, she said (from the bowels of spontaneity),
‘Cynthia, do you know you can only tell your friends about Jesus?’
Cynthia: yes. You can tell everybody because Jesus loves everybody.
She: yes. But You cannot tell Satan, you can only tell Jesus (we cannot tell people about Satan, only about Jesus)
AND YOU CAN PRAY” she said, closing her eyes,
“God, thank you; we like you and we always want you to play with us and we will be good children” she opened her eyes, smiling a smile that lit up the room.
and as she ran off after dressing up,
I was smiling…
It doesn’t end there.
It got me thinking,
we can actually pray.
Anytime: When overwhelmed, when at rest, in all situations, whenever, wherever, however- we. can. pray.
But can i be honest?
Most times, it can be hard to pray
or other times,
we pray but are left with that feeling.
You know it.
You get it too, right?
That lingering feeling that leaves us thinking that no one heard the prayers.
That the prayers will not be answered.
That feeling, that makes us want to do ‘something, anything’ (by ourselves) to help the situation.
And at the end of the day, we’re thrown into worries and anxieties trying to do His (God’s) work for him
That’s when we seek faith (even the mustard seed sized one) to hold on to
But then it’ll seem to be inexistent.
Found myself in such situation sometime ago,
After my examination for which I had prepared for so much and was sure I was going to come out with a juicy result.
Only for the result to come,
And guess what?
it wasn’t up to my expectations.
I felt like I had been betrayed or something. I expected more.
It got to the point that I didn’t want to talk or face anybody. I felt like a disappointment.
I just wanted to, you know, just be alone.
But then I thought,
“Cynthia, what are you doing? Did you forget that He has plans for you? That His plans for you goes beyond figures that is generated from a series of tests and all that?”
“you should be grateful because He’s got you and won’t let you down”
Right then I wiped my tears and said in a whisper “father thank you for your plans over my life. Thank you for what you’ll do, I cannot even begin to imagine it”
I was still a little sad afterwards but talking to myself and reminding myself of his promises helped.
Now I know its not that easy and that there are worst situations
But God is very faithful.
That is why He gave His words(and His words are true and are forever)
We can pray and we can believe
In John 14(verses 12 and 13 precisely)
He said ‘BELIEVE and greater works you will do’. He went ahead to say ‘ASK ANYTHING(whatever you ask) in my name I will do’.
He has given the words, He is willing, able and ready to do(exceedingly) what He has said, but first remind Him of those words. And how would you remind Him? Through PRAYERS (AND BELIEVING).
“How can I even pray, I can’t even bring up the words to pray. Praying is too arrrgh” you might say. It’s alright.
But let’s look at it,
Firstly, don’t be lazy. Praying should be a habit (so that even it seems to be most difficult, you’ll find yourself doing it) that’s awesome, right?
We can form that praying habit if we can consistently work towards it (and we will!).
Secondly, do you know that prayers never expires?
So… that prayer of your grandma for her ‘unborn’ children and children’s children(generations after) many years ago,
Is still carrying you through today.
You’re still here because someone, somewhere have spent minutes, hours, days on his/her knees for you.
You’re here because someone somewhere once said “God bless you, my child (and believed it).
What you’re enjoying today is as a result of someone’s past ‘assumed unanswered prayers’.
Marvelous, isn’t it?
So that means…
The prayers you say now, aren’t just for you, but for those after you.
Awesome, isn’t it?
Although, it’s undeniable that,
Praying and believing is hardest especially when in crises
And we’ve all faced that situation(no matter how small) that made us question the availability of a God.
That situation that made us doubt the possibility of a future.
But when faced with such,
Isn’t it best to look back at how far we’ve come and thank Him for that?
And as well as thank Him for the fact that He has plans for us.
When faced with such situations we can remind ourselves the great things He has done and His promises to us.
So maybe you want to pray but don’t know how.
How about you relax and tighten your grip on faith,
Because even in the darkest situation,
There will be someone somewhere praying for you (mothers are good at that).
And do you know another wonderful thing?
The Spirit himself is praying for us too (Romans8:26)
So whatever you do, whichever situation you find yourself,
Remember that YOU CAN PRAY.
So, stay faithful in prayer (Romans12:12)
And in whatever you ask, believe and it’ll be done (mark11:24).
Believe and rivers of living waters will flow from within you (john7:38).
And if you can’t pray, just thank Him and believe.
Cause someone is praying for you.
The spirit is interceding for you.
All you have to do is,
Activate your spirit (make your plans)
And get ready for a miracle (don’t worry about anything, He’ll establish them)
Because if there is a man to pray, there is God to answer.
Since there is a God to answer, there is a man to believe.
Have you found yourself in crises?
How did you go about praying and believing?
How about those who prayed for you when you couldn’t pray for yourself (friends, family, anyone)
Feel free to drop in your sagacious contributions via comments. Let’s talk.