– Martin Luther King Jr
Fela Anikulapo Kuti, one of Nigeria’s foremost singers may have left this world, but his songs lives on. One of his evergreen songs done in pidgin English [a simplified English language very popular in Nigeria] goes thus :
If you dey follow follow, make you open eye…
One interpretation of this is, if you are following people to do the things that they are doing or the things they want you to do, you should do them with wisdom and caution and where necessary, refuse to do them. Sadly, for some people, this good advice is only heard and even sung, but the strong message in the song is often relegated to the background or to insignificance.
As Christians, our BIBLE should be our first and major guide. It provides answers to ALL questions about God and Jesus Christ. What we have to do is to read and read and read…
One of the things we have to be cautious and wise about is the revelation of our Lord Jesus…
False messiahs and false prophets will appear
and perform great signs and wonders to deceive,
if possible, even the elect. -(Matt 24:24)
Note..… “even the elect.” Further, it counsels…
“Beware of false prophets who come to you in sheep’s clothing,
but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.
You will know them by their fruits…” – (Matt 7:15-16)
There is nothing wrong in seeking help from a pastor (or someone else). However, GOD’s words, not mine, says we should “beware.” I refuse to act as if I am wiser than GOD. Thus, extreme caution, wisdom and prayers will keep us from ravenous wolves in sheep’s clothing.
In desperation to get miracles, deliverance, prosperity or power (and much more), some people have shunned caution and wisdom and ended up with regrets or “complex webs of regrets.”
I do know that some people are specially anointed with the power of God; and sometimes, we need help from these servants of God who are stronger than us spiritually. But, as God’s word counsels, “beware…” and “…you will know them by their fruits…”
But do we really have to run after pastors for help all the time? Is it only pastors that God listens to? The answer is NO !!! I am a living witness to the awesome and fearsome power of GOD. I love God so much because He is one great being who does not look down on anyone. He listens and hears, irrespective of our social, economic or spiritual status. He says….
“but as many as received Him,
to them gave He power
to become the sons of GOD.” – (John 1:12)
As a child of GOD, you enjoy all the benefits including answers to your prayers. Dear friend, God truly answers prayers!!! But read this…
Truly, I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain
‘go, throw yourself into the sea’
and does not doubt in their heart
but beliefs that what they say will happen,
it will be done for them – (NIV Mark 11:23)
But even at that, GOD IS AWESOMELY MAGNANIMOUS !!! Cast all your worries upon Him for He cares for you (1 Peter 5:7). You are sure of no regrets, no tears and sorrow, no payments, no mistakes, no imperfection, no consequences, no deceits, no abuse, honesty, complete answers to your prayers, no “hidden charges” and the pure, awesome power, love, grace and mercies of the God of gods and the Lord of lords. Start praying, if you have not…TODAY !!! I invite you to read my testimonies under my “Inspiration” category.
I pray for GOD’s guidance and wisdom in all that we do and may He always remind us to commit all that concerns us into His ever-reliable care, in Jesus name, amen.
Thanks for your time.
“Nothing in the world is more dangerous
than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity”
– Martin Luther King Jr