Hello everyone! How are you all doing? The Presidential and National Assembly election was conducted in my beautiful county yesterday. Amidst the tensions, anxieties and sagas, I couldn’t help but say, “There is hope for my nation!” As a nation and as individuals, we can’t let life put us down to the point that we can’t get up and proceed further and that’s where faith and hope come into play.
I came across an excerpt from the diaries of George Muller the great man of faith that encouraged me greatly and I hope it does the same for you as you read: “The children are dressed and ready for school. But there is no food for them to eat, the house mother of the orphanage informed George Muller. George asked her to take the 300 children into the dining room and have them sit at the tables”. He thanked God for the food and waited. George knew God would provide food for the children as He always did. Within minutes, a baker knocked on the door. “Mr Muller,” he said, “last night I could not sleep. Somehow I knew that you would need bread this morning. I got up and baked three batches for you. I will bring it in”.
Soon, there was another knock at the door. It was the milkman. His cart had broken down in front of the orphanage. The milk would spoil by the time the wheel will be fixed. He asked George if he could use some free milk. George smiled as the milkman brought in ten large cans of milk. It was just enough for 300 thirsty children. ” There has got to be a God in heaven. May his name be praised”.
After the prayers, bread was brought in by God. This was followed by milk. I asked myself, why must the cart that bears the milk spoil in front of the orphanage? Do you think it was a coincidence? No, it wasn’t! God planned it that way.
What we need is our daily bread. If it comes daily, what else do we look for? As children of God, if we learn to live one day at a time, we shall be free from worries, troubles and thoughts. It is not only our daily bread we need now in Nigeria, but we also need peace, Godly wisdom, Righteous leader, forbearance and grace on a daily basis to survive and grow.
As we acknowledge God, he gives us our daily bread. God wants us to extend to others who do not have because he brings tomorrow’s needs. He doesn’t encourage wastage. Throwing things away that could be useful to others is what God abhors. God has fully manifested himself to his children and it is evident that he has all powers.
To all Nigerians out there and reading this, there is still hope for our beloved country. It’s not over till God says its over. The prayers of the faithful must prevail over the schemes and plans of the evil ones. Nigeria is our fatherland and we will not stop praying for her nor believing in her. It shall be morning once again.
When the morning comes, when our prayers are answered, we should still walk carefully and wisely. Let’s learn to appreciate what we have before we get robbed of it without knowing it’s worth and value.
We are the apple of God’s eyes. God bless my country “Nigeria” Amen. Love you all. Blessed week ahead to us all.
Love and Peace
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