Hold it!

I heard the door bell ring for the second time, my husband would have been the one to go and check the person who was at the door for security reasons but he had been invited for a week program in another region and I was to take care of our church activities in his absence. I was reluctant to get up. I pulled off my duvet and wore a more presentable dress, descended the stairs sleepily and went to attend to the person and ushered her to the living room.

I was surprised to see one of my favorite friends back at secondary school and an active member at church, Deaconess Bridget come to visit me at an ungodly hour, crying intractably. She had asthma and I was afraid she might get an attack. It took a very long time before I was able to calm her down to listen to what brought her my house.

I shouldn’t have been surprised actually because as a wife of a pastor, any member can step in your house at any time but Deaconess Bridget was different. Hardly will you hear blurting her problems out, she always behaved like she has no problem in her life and will never have. I went for a pocket tissue pack for her to wipe the tears. She finished the tissue pack and I got another one for her which also got finished and I got a third tissue pack for her . After crying for a long time, she blew her nose and began to speak; sniffing almost every second.

“I am a married woman, I still wonder if I should be referred to as that. Yes, I’m still married to him, Jerry. I thank God I got close to the Holy Spirit at a tender age and it is He that has kept me going. Since I was a child till now, the Holy Spirit has been warning me of the way I use my tongue. I like talking carelessly and He warns me earnestly but I hardly listen to His advice of high value.”

“I forgot He told me he who hates correction is stupid, and that I was. I was being stupid.”

Proverbs 12:1

“Whoever loves correction loves knowledge but he who hates reproof is stupid “

“I had the Holy Spirit in me but I was stupid! Hmm, what a big pity!”

“I thought I just speak for speaking sake until my marriage got ruined by my tongue. I failed to hold my tongue though the Holy Spirit has taught me so and is always warning me. I give cheeky answers just for giving sake. Never did I think it will make me end up this way, but I’ve learnt my lesson the hard way. My husband no longer lives under the same roof with me and how are my daughters going to experience the kind of father-daughter relationship I had planned for my home? I lacked one as a child and planned that my children should never lack one. My home is in crumbles because of something silly I said to my husband, I didn’t really mean it too. Oh how I forgot I am the salt of the earth and my speech should be seasoned!”

Matthew 5: 13

“You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men”

“How are my dreams, visions and purpose of my life with my husband going to come to pass? How I wish I could turn back the hand of time to correct my mistakes. I’ve learnt to bridle my tongue in a way I never expected or dreamed of happening to me. Now my marriage is on a rough road because of my tongue. My husband could not take it any more, even my children have also began this bad attitude of mine in the name of doing it for fun. I can’t correct them because I do same.”

“I now have to go and look for my husband and bring him back for us to fulfill purpose together like the Holy Spirit told us. I have to beg my children for the bad training I’ve been giving them by the way I speak and teach them to speak like Jesus would do.”

“This same tongue made me almost lose some friendships and helpers God brought to my life to help me fulfill why He created me.”

“Apart from talking anyhow, I use my tongue to tell lies! deceit! which has made me the daughter of the devil.”

John 8:44

“You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of all lies”

“Mummy, pray for me that the Lord should have mercy on me, my family and my ministry. I need God’s mercies. I need my husband back. We behave like everything is fine with us but we are living separately. It’s only a few people who know this. Please pray for me.”

I couldn’t speak, all I could do was to heave a deep sigh. The Hackson’s was one of the families everyone admired, I’ve had a lot of singles telling me they wish their marriage will be like that of the Hackson’s. If only they knew what happens behind closed doors. Mr Jerry Hackson is now even fed up with his wife and lives outside his home though most of us don’t know so.

I thought Deaconess Bridget had finished speaking so I was about to start praying for her when she said;

“Mummy do you know how I got asthma?”

I responded no by shaking my head.

“When we were in Junior high school, I didn’t want to sweep the class like all the girls do so I told our class rep I have asthma just like my friend Chelline did. She was lying and I also followed what she did.”


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“Surprisingly, a week later, I was on my bed after class when I was finding it difficult to breathe. That was the beginning of how I had it. My parents were surprised when I was diagnosed of asthma because there’s no family history of asthma and the other risk factors for me to have one were not present. I knew deep inside me it was because I uttered that I had one. You remember how I was always missing classes because of this back at school.”

I was petrified after she finished speaking. There was silence for some minutes then the Holy Spirit dropped a verse in my spirit for us to read. I got up and went to my book shelf and brought two bibles. We read Matthew 12:36.

Matthew 12:36

” But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgement “

My heart skipped a beat after reading as if my sinoatrial node had been stopped and started again. I told her to read her version to my hearing. The Holy Spirit was not only ministering to Deaconess Bridget but to me too, I never knew the careless or idle words one speaks will be accounted for by the person on judgement day. She began to read.

Matthew 12:36

” I tell you, on the day of judgement men will render account for every careless word they utter.”

I held her hands and we began to pray like we’ve never prayed before telling the Lord to have mercy on us and teach us how to to bridle our tongues, show us when we err and constantly remind us that we are the salt of the earth and as such our speech should be seasoned.

Job 6:24

” Teach me, and I will hold my tongue : and cause me to know wherein I have erred. “

We also prayed for Mr. Jackson; that the Lord will touch his heart and cause him to forgive his wife and bring him back to their marital home. After long hours of praying, I drove her to to her house.

Thank goodness I had learnt how to drive! 😄 after my husband had insisted I learn severally. This was my third time of driving all by myself.

To my wonderful surprise, Mrs Hackson called me the next morning and was filled joy as she she spoke on top of her voice. I could hear her jumping and was wondering what could have have induced her to be filled with so much glee this early morning.

She told me her husband had returned and he has decided not to leave again. He told her he was sorry for leaving and she also told him how sorry she was.

Their family became a happy Christian home. Surprisingly, by God’s wonderful healing power, she had not had an asthma attack for the past six months; that was unusual of her. Things that used to trigger her attack no longer did. God had answered our prayer and she had learnt her lessons.

Months later, I added Deaconess Hackson’s name to the preaching plan for one of the evening services because the topic of the month, which was; The Power of the tongue. Because of her experience, I knew the Lord will use her to impact others when she shared it.

She gave a powerful sermon that evening. I wrote notes in my diary as she spoke. I wrote more than three pages. I was awed as I read it the following day in the afternoon. I learnt so much lessons and here some of them:

Notes From Deaconess Bridget Hackson’s Sermon.

📍The tongue is the one of powerful parts of the body though very small but it can set the whole body on fire. Life and death lie in the power of the tongue.

Proverbs 18:21

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof .”

📍Dear singles, your speech can make or mar your home. Work on it before you tie the knot.

📍As Christians, our words should draw people to the knowledge of Christ and not to prevent them from repenting and coming to know the truth.

Proverbs 15:2

“The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom,…”

📍We should speak with wisdom as God has given us. Some words need not to be uttered by a believer. We should know when to speak and when not to if we don’t, we are deemed as unwise.

Proverbs 17:28

“Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise : and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of wisdom.”

📍Tell the Lord to teach you how to bridle your tongue.

📍Be prayerful, get close to the Holy Spirit and when He tells you to be quiet on a matter, obey promptly. The Holy Spirit gives us quick promptings that prevent us from saying things we ought be quiet about.

📍Read the word consistently and put it into practice. The word of God prevents us from sinning even with our tongues.

Psalm 119:11

“Thy word have I hidden in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.”

📍Make up your mind to let only good tidings come out of your mouth.

Job 27:3-4

“All the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils; My lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit.”

📍Usually those who talk too much lie a lot and as stated earlier, anybody who tell lies has the devil as his or her father. If the devil is your father then you are doomed, he can use you in anyway that pleases him.

📍As Christians we are the light of God and we must shine the light of God in us. See Shine Bright . We can’t shine the light of God and use our tongue to speak lies and say foul words and also speak in manners that hurt people and prevent them from coming to the saving grace of Christ at the same time. Our words should be seasoned as we are the salt of the earth.

📍Repent if you’re fond of using your tongue to dishonor God because you’ve been made to possess nations. Bridle your tongue as the salt of the earth.

Psalm 120:2

“Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue.”

📍Be mindful of the kind of company you keep. Evil communication corrupts good manners. Some people speak badly because they learnt it from their friends unknowingly.

What Are The Merits Of Bridling Your Tongue?

📍You are deemed as wise.

Proverbs 17:28

“Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise; when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent. ”

📍You enjoy the good of the living.

Psalm 34:12-13

” What man is he that desireth life, and loveth many days, that he may see good? “Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.”

Proverbs 12:19

“The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.”

📍The words out of your mouth are deemed as precious.

Proverbs 10:20

“The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is a little worth.”

📍 You satisfy the hungry.

Proverbs 10:21

“The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die want of wisdom.”

📍The hunger talked about here is not physical hunger. Because they are filled with the Spirit and with the word of God, they are able able to feed those who are hungry in spirit.

📍Your words bring healing.

Proverbs 12:18

“There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.”

📍This healing can either be a physical one or not. Your words sooth the hearts of those who have been hurt. it turns around people whose lives are a living hell into a pleasant one.

📍Your words promote peace.

Proverbs 15:1

“A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.”

📍Learn to be a peacemaker as a child of God. Be mindful of the answers you give if even you are asked a silly question.

📍Be mindful of what you speak. if you speak positive things into your life, that is what you will reap and vice versa.

I called her after reading these notes to thank her for the powerful message she ministered to us. She allowed God to speak through her.

“Use your words as your testimony triggers. The words that you speak are either releasing the healing power of God to work in you or they are blocking the healing power of God from working in you. – Dr. Chris E. Kwapkovwe”

Dear readers, speak as Jesus will always do. Hold you tongue when have to. Be swift to hear, slow to speak and slow to to wrath because the words we speak can make or unmake us. Have a wonderful week.

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The Train Movie Review

Mount Zion movies have been my favorite since the ages. I had planned to do the movie review for The Train several months ago but I hardly had time because of lots of things.The train is a bio epic movie of our daddy in the Lord, Mike Bamiloye.It dramatizes his life story into fulfilling his purpose. His drama ministry has blessed countless number of lives including me and my family.The train consists of seven different chapters. All the characters played their roles so well. The train, a journey of faith, made me realize the importance of obeying to the letter whatever the Lord tells us. The setting of the scenes of the olden days was so real you would think those scenes were shot during those times. The sound effects were done so well. I enjoyed every bit of the movie.Lessons from the trainIn the prologue, the words Abayomi’s mother spoke concerning her son on her death bed shows the power of the tongue. Her positive pronunciations about Abayomi brought to life who Abayomi became. If she had spoken negatively, it may have also had an impact on him too. Parents, please be mindful of the words you speak concerning your wards, your words can shape or mar them. What we utter concerning ourselves matter a lot. If we speak concerning ourselves with self- pity, that will be the results of our lives and vice versa. The Bible describes our tongue like the pen of a ready writer. As we speak, it is written or recorded.Psalm 45: 1“…my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.”The tongue also contains power, in it lies death and life based on what we speak.Proverbs 18:21“Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.”Unfortunately Abayomi’s mother died when he was only four years. The tribute rendered at Abayomi’s mother’s funeral showed the kind of woman she was and the life she lived. All attendees of the funeral were admonished not to be sorrowful after the burial because they knew where she was going. Where we go after our lives here on earth matter most than the life we spend here. Never forget to live your life with eternity in view.The first chapter; Iya Eleni, was where Abayomi had to live with Iya Eleni because his sister had to go to school. Even at a tender age, Abayomi had started developing his talent, where he wanted to direct the David and Goliath bible story. God has placed a talent in each and every one of us and we should make good use of it. Right from when we get to know what He has placed inside us, we should start using it but never in a negative way, always for His glory. If you don’t know what He has planted in you, just ask Him, He’s our father and friend. He’ll let you know and teach you how to use it.The devil hates every person who is a terror to his kingdom and seeks to destroy such people even before they grow and get to know more of God. Abayomi was one and the devil thought he could get Abayomi through stealing and being stubborn but God had the greater hand over his life. Iya Eleni taught Abayomi to be morally upright but did not introduce God to him. Having good morals is not enough but knowing Christ for yourself is more than enough. Iya Eleni thought sending him to herbalists and witch doctors who use Bible to cover up could solve Abayomi’s bad behaviour. The ultimate problem solver is Jesus; He’s the answer for every type of problem, whether big or small. Just run to Him for solution. Some gratification are short lived, they are ephemeral, while there is one that last for eternity. The type of gratification which was supposed to be the solution for Abayomi’s case lasted for some few hours but what Christ gives is eternal.In chapter 2; He Knows My Name, Abayomi had to go and live with another foster mother since Iya Eleni had died. He usually run away from school to go to film centers with his friend to watch movies centered on fighting. This had an impact on him, he displayed it when he alleged his one of his classmates had stolen his biro. What we watch and listen to have a great impact on our lives. The eyes and ears are body’s windows and what we allow through them determines our reactions to certain situations. Be mindful of you watch and listen.Chapter 3 is titled The Turn Around. It was the turnaround for Abayomi where he gave his life to Christ and had a new beginning. He also spoke about Christ to others too; he didn’t keep to himself what he had got. Never be a Christian who fails to share the word of God with others. It is a command from God for us to share the new life we have in Him to others for them to also gain this eternal life. It is only greedy Christians who fail to populate the kingdom of God and depopulate Hell. Never keep what you’ve got to yourself.Matthew 28:19-20Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.Amen.No one can be too busy for God. Along the way, he slipped back. He was able to convince his fellowship members with a flimsy excuse that he was having “a self-evaluation retreat”. You can deceive man but not God. He thought he could live on his own. Never get tired of studying the word of God. It is a doorway through which the devil penetrates into our lives if we fail to feed ourselves with the word of God.Never read books that strengthen your flesh and weaken your spirit. Don’t ever think you’ve known enough of God and you don’t need to know Him more again. No one can ever know more of God; the more we know Him, the more we need to know Him and the more we need to know Him more. Fellowship is very important, you can’t serve God alone. Abayomi regretted all those actions he took in the long run.Don’t treat God like a fan; only switching Him on when the weather is hot and switching Him off when the weather is cool. It was until Abayomi had a bad incident that he called upon God. God should be our daily talking mate, no matter the matter.The first scene of Abayomi writing a drama script in the movie was after his reconciliation with God. Reconciliation with God retraces or redirects you back to His plan for your life. It gets you back on track.
The power of our tongue is so profound. Abayomi thought he was jokingly uttering he would soon be telecasted. Never doubt the power of God.Sometimes the comely plans of God for our lives may seem blurry initially. Abayomi preferred to stay in the house than go to the school he was initially granted admission to. He wanted Adeyemi college of education but God had his already laid out plans and Abayomi had a different plan altogether. Sometimes, the plans God has for us may taste bitter initially but it will leave a long lasting sweetness in the end; sweeter than honey.Chapter 4, …And The Work Begins talks about being functional at any place God puts you. Your talents and gifts are needed at wherever God places you. There are some people we intentionally have to shut down so that we can arrive at the destination we have in mind and that was just what Bro. Kayode did to Bro. Rotimi so he could deliver his message and convince Abayomi to join the fellowship when Rotimi was diverting. We all need a mentor in our life. Though God may speak through them to out, our own convictions from God matter most, especially in the aspect of marriage which is a lifelong contract. Abayomi’s father told him about his wife to be though he didn’t believe it when he was told but it happened in the long run. It is very pleasing when after leaving a place where God placed a person, we leave a mark or make an impact. Abayomi lifted the drama unit to a higher level during his tenure and even the fellowship president joined the drama unit.We must follow Jesus back to back so that the Lord can use us to fulfill our purposes on this earth like Abayomi’s foster mother advised him and this is not devoid of suffering and trials. There is a stage in life you get to a lot of people ask when you’re getting married just like Abayomi was. Never allow yourself to be pressured.On your way to the top, you may find people who may not understand you but you have to press forward just as Abayomi did when the elders of the church summoned him.Never dash your hopes in man. The arm of flesh will fail you. Abayomi and his friend thought the presence of his sister will solve a lot of problem but it was not so, all of our help comes from God alone.Chapter 5, titled Sister Gloria starts with a scene where Abayomi acts a scene with sister Sola in a studio. He had to act that scene several times before the right was gotten. Our drama ministers pass through a lot before we watch their films on our screens, let’s not forget them in our prayers and support them financially too.There is an adage in Ghanaian Akan language that says “Efie biaa Mensah wo mu” literally meaning “In every home, there’s someone who is a “but”. Even in the Christian community, there were gossips bringing a “but” in the community. Three girls wasted so much time discussing about Abayomi. Make sure you don’t be a but in the Christendom. Don’t waste your time on useless conversations when you can use that time for something profitable. I wonder if those gossips were already married or even in a relationship for them to degrade another person concerning his relationship life. They tagged their gossip as sharing concerns so that they know how to pray and intercede for Abayomi, also called Bro. Mike.When you try to divert from the calling of God for your life, you may sometimes find yourself unconsciously pulling back to where God wants you to be. You even see through the eyes of where God wants you to be just like Abayomi ended up saying “1,2, 3…. ACTION” in class whiles teaching.I loved what Abayomi; Bro. Mike, did when Sister Sola visited. He was about to close the door when he reminded his stand for sexual purity and opened it. Anything can happen behind closed doors.I don’t know why a lot Christian are too straight forward when it comes to proposal. Abayomi was so, so straightforward in proposing to sister Sola. He could have been a little bit informal, you know?God can tell us to make certain decisions that may seem foolish to man, but in the end, we will laugh and be filled with joy, we will look back and be glad we took to the Lord’s side. Abayomi’s decision looked foolish in the eyes of man but see how we are all now benefitting from his wise decision.I laugh every time Sola’s mother says she wants to go drink some water, just to create an avenue for Abayomi and Sola to talk 😂The train is such a nice movie and inspiring that it had 1million views just within two weeks of uploading the movieI wonder what is with Christian sisters and replying of proposals by writing. Somebody has gathered all his courage to face you and reply by writing when you’re facing the person. I never knew it was Daddy Mike who gave Mummy the name “Gloria” till I watched the train.If humans foreknew things like our Father in Heaven, I’m sure Mrs. Adesiyan; Abayomi’s sister would have retracted what she said at the introduction ceremony even before she uttered them out.When God is with you no matter how hardhearted a person you may need is, He will soften the person’s heart for your sake; as soft as silk just as He softened Abayomi’s sister’s heart. She finally allowed the union of Abayomi and Sola.Chapter 6 bears the title The Train which starts with a scene where Bro. Mike a.k.a. Abayomi and his group go to a church to perform a drama ministration. A two-hour stage drama was given fifteen minutes to be performed but God proved Himself strong. What the power of prayer can do is beyond our imaginations. the fervent prayer of the righteous availeth much. As the prayer team of the drama team were praying, God touched the pastor’s heart and the time was extended for them.
As said earlier, God’s instructions may seem foolish in the beginning but wise in the end. Little did the members of the pioneers of Mount Zion team know what the Lord was going to do with them, no one would have complained but just join the train.The final chapter of the movie is Stage to Screen. God is always interested in our levelling up. By God’s grace the first movie of Mount Zion Film Ministry was cast and it was wonderful. The Lord leveled them up from performing stage plays to screen plays.God is ready to level us up when we obey him totally.PUNCHLINES I GOT FROM THE TRAIN📍Your being alive today is not a mistake; it is only a life without Jesus Christ that is a big mistake.📍You can’t be too busy for God.📍If you have faith, there is no height you cannot reach in life.📍Don’t run away from your calling📍Whenever you feel God is leading you to the lowest valley, you might want to get a hoe and start digging for answers because your gold might just be around the corner.📍The moment our focus is shifted from God; we will always be disappointed.📍For as long as He is my God, I’ll do what He tells me.📍If it is from God, then His foolishness is wiser than the wisdom of men.📍I know God and He knows the future.📍Stop looking around for information and go to God for revelation.📍You will get there and beyond. If you have faith there’s no height you can’t reach.If you have not watched it, click on the image below to watch.

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The background music of the movie was just good to the ears; composed by Joshua Mike-Bamiloye and Lawrence Oyor. Click here to listen.You need to watch the movie if you haven’t. I assure you, you will be blessed and you’ll learn a lot after watching. The lessons written here are the few I could write after watching.Stay Blessed 😄

Fuel up

Deli went to visit her uncle and his family at Chigs during the long vacation. She went on a Saturday and arrived late in the night though she set off for the journey very early in the morning.She was awakened by the spanks she received by her uncle’s wife who called her lazy for failing to wake up early enough to prepare for church. Still exhausted from the previous day’s journey, she walked hazily to the bathroom, quickly came out and dressed up for church and joined the rest of the family at the living room downstairs. Uncle Dema went to the garage to bring out the car for them to join and travel to church.

Looking at how late he was, he just turned the engine on started reversing out of the garage without checking if the car was in good order for it to move on the road. The others joined in the car and they set off.After church, the car refused to ignite and move despite several attempts tried by Uncle Dema and other drivers. His car had also blocked the only road of the church; no one could go in and go out either. A member of the church asked if he had enough fuel in the car. He quickly responded in the affirmative because of his ego and believing in himself too much that he can’t be disgraced because he had no fuel in his tank as a famous political leader and a professor.

After being asked severally, he went to check his fuel gauge and oh, he had no fuel. He failed to check his car in the morning if he had enough fuel and check if the car was in good order. What a big disgrace! He had to trek to town to get a gallon of fuel before everyone could move.But it is so sad that is how most Christians behave nowadays.Our walk with Christ can be compared to that of a car.

1. A car needs fuel and to be in good order in order to move and also, to avoid the risks of accidents. A Christian needs prayer and the Word of God in order to be rooted and built up in Christ and prevent falling as prey for the devil. Our fuel as Christians is the word of God and prayer.

Acts 20:32

” And now, brethren, I commend you to God and to the word of his grace which is able to build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.”

Acts 6:4 is one of our mandates we should live by.

Acts 6:4

” But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word.”

2. A car cannot move when it has no fuel. In the same way, a Christian cannot be on fire when he or she refuses to pray and read the word of God. His or her life comes to a standstill.
_ Just as physically we have two legs in order to move and stand physically, we also have two legs in order to move and stand in our Christian journey. One leg is prayer and the other leg, the Word of God. Physically, just as we can’t stand and move with only one leg, we can’t also depend one leg i.e. either prayer or reading the Word of God for our Christian race. Both legs are needed to run the Christian race. We have a race to run as Christians.

Hebrews 12:1

“…and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,..”

I’m wondering who can run with one leg without any support physically so it is for our Christian lives too. Prayer and the word of God should be your fuel in order to grow in the Lord. We can’t do with prayer and leave the word of God and vice versa.

3. Let’s look at the maintenance of a car. Every morning, every responsible driver checks to make sure the car is in good order; enough petrol, oil not leaking, pouring water inside the engine every morning to serve as a coolant, before setting off the road. In the same way, before you set off for the day, read the word of God and pray daily.As you commune with Him daily, you get to know what He plans for you each day and leave according to it. A person who does not communicate with God has no direction.

Imagine a car moving anyhow on the road without direction. The car will be damaging its body and that of other objects around or even cars around if it is on the road.Your failure to commune with God does not only affect you but those around and connected to you also get affected.Be a responsible Christian, your failure to pray and read the Word of God does not only affect you. Those God has kept under you are going to stray away because of your irresponsibility.Every Christian has a ministry and as you commune with God, He tells you what your ministry is, and gives you grace to do His work in His vineyard so as to draw people to the saving grace of Christ and depopulate hell.Make it a habit to commune with Christ on a daily basis. It is always for our own good and benefit. God knows what is always best for us. He sees beyond what our eyes can see and knows beyond what our minds can think about.

Jeremiah 29:11

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end”.

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4. As a car’s fuel reduces, the fuel gauge goes down. As a Christian’s prayer life and his or her relationship with God reduces, the Holy Spirit gives us several signals for us to fuel up again and that’s our gauge. When you feel you should pray, don’t be postponing, and read your bible daily.

Now let’s look at what happens when a car has no fuel; when a Christian fails to read the word of God and to pray.

• It cannot be moved from the garage or where it has been packed. In the same way a Christian’s life becomes static when he or she fails to read the word of God and pray because we grow spiritually through reading the word of God and praying, especially in the Holy Ghost.

• If it is in a traffic or on a one way road, the cars behind cannot move; school children cannot go to school., people going to work cannot go, somebody going for a new job appointment may lose it for being late, somebody going for an interview for something important may lose it, a pregnant woman in labor in a vehicle behind may lose the child and can even bleed to death, the list goes on and on. The fuel of a Christian is prayer and the word of God. When you fail to pray and read the word of God, it affects other people. If you fail to pray as an intercessor, you put a lot of lives at risk. If you fail to read the word of God, you can’t evangelize, and then you will rather be populating Hell instead of being a depopulator of Hell.

• If the fuel of the car gets finished at a distant place where the road is hardly plied by both cars and pedestrians, you will now trek miles on foot to get to a town that has a fuel station.

• If it is the car that has broken down because you didn’t do a check up on the car before moving it on the road, you will now have to travel miles on foot to look for a mechanic to work on your car and even with that, how sure are you that you will get one to follow you? If you are the one that has a personal mechanic and there is no network in that area, you can’t even call him.If you decide to stop a car that may ply that road, the road is a place people hardly use so will you stand there for days waiting for a car to pass by ? And how sure are you that you will even get a car going in your direction or the people from the car passing by are not robbers or people that might harm you? Always be fueled up through prayer and the Word of God.

Dear friends, let us fuel up. We should always have enough fuel in us, praying and reading the scriptures consistently to be rooted and built up in Christ so we can also help others to do same. Don’t forget we walk on two legs; prayer and the word of God. You can’t choose to pray and never read the word of God and vice versa. The two are sides of the same coin. You can’t stand on one leg, you can’t walk on one leg, you can’t run on one leg. Be fueled up! Never be like the five foolish virgins who could not meet the bridegroom because they lacked fuel. Fuel the fire of God in you.

Proverbs 26:20a

” Where there is no fuel a fire goes out”

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