My morning routine
Fast forward to the present moment, after a long day, I retired to bed as early as I could. My night was wonderful as I had enough time to rest and I woke up refreshed and energized. Little did i know that my status would change soon.
I woke up 5am to pray and meditate on God’s word before starting my day. This was my culture for a while; waking up early in the morning to pray and meditate before going into my day, giving God the first few hours of my day.
Although, there are times I missed this, I get back on track as soon as possible. I try not to linger in feeling bad that I missed my prayer and meditation time. Because the longer I stay feeling bad, the longer it takes for me to get back to praying. Whatever it is you have missed, don’t stay long in the zone of feeling bad, get back on track as soon as possible.
The psalmist said in Psalm 63:1 “Oh God, you are my God, early will I seek you…”
I think that the best time to pray and meditate on God’s word is early in the morning when you are fresh. Mornings are usually quiet and the day’s activity has not started. Spending time with God early in the morning has helped me tremendously, I get to fellowship with God. It’s like me and God time alone with each other, no disturbance or distraction.
I will Change your Status
So, I was having a wonderful time in Prayer this morning and I heard God say to me “I will change your status”. Boy! I was happy, I said Amen and rejoiced. My first understanding from what God said was “God is going to give me plenty money”. This was because at that time I needed money.
Y’all, don’t judge me hahahahaha! We all need more money at some time. So, I was happy God was going to give me money. The interpretation that I gave to the word God said to me about changing my status was quite funny. What He meant was totally different from my interpretation.
My point is this; when God speaks to you, no matter how simple and self-explanatory the word is, do not hesitate to ask God for further explanation. Ask for more clarification like; God, what exactly do you mean by you will change my status? It’s that simple. This helps you to be on the same page with God. It helps you avoid the mistake of having the right information but wrong interpretation.
Seek clarification of God’s word
So, there I was thinking that God was going to give me more money not knowing that He had something totally different in mind. I didn’t know that He was about to blow my mind when He said “I will change your status”.
When I finished praying, I freshened up and jumped right into my day happy, because I thought God was going to give me more money. Don’t misunderstand me, there is nothing wrong in having more money, in fact it is God’s will for us to have more money. Because, with more money, your capacity to help others increases.
One of the reasons God blesses His children, is so that they can be a blessing to those who do not have. So, the wealth God has blessed you with is not for you and members of your family alone. Look around, give to the widow, give to the poor, give to the orphan.
This is good works and Ephesians 2:10 says “For we are his workmanship created unto good works, which God had before ordained that we should walk in them.” Besides, by giving to these people, you are sowing seeds and whatever seed you sow, you will sure reap the harvest. Proverbs 19:17 says: “when you give to the poor, it is like lending to the Lord, and the LORD will pay you back.”
Prompting on our wedding
Back in the kitchen, going through the refrigerator and pantry, I discovered that there was need to do a grocery shopping right after breakfast. So I wrote a list of the things I needed to buy. After breakfast, I went to present the list to my mentor. The first statement she uttered was: “so you and Femi have decided not to get married before he goes to France?” I busted into a big “smile”, bigger than the normal smile but not big enough to be called laughter. She instructed me to add some items to the list I presented and I stepped out to include the items.
By the time I went back to present the final list to her, she was on the phone speaking with someone. I was about to step out of the room when Pastor asked “Do you want you and Femi to get married before he travels to France?”. I answered “Yes sir”. He said “it’s simple…” and he shared some wisdom with me and I left to pick up some groceries.
Femi was supposed to visit that day so that we could plan for our parents to meet officially before the traditional and church wedding, and he came as planned. Before now, I had suggested that we get married before he travels to France, but he said “NO” because we didn’t have enough money.
Can I change his mind this time?
When he came, I raised the idea again and with the wisdom of God, presented it in a better way. He was quiet for a short while, I was happy because there might be a positive response this time. When Femi responded, the castle(hope) I had built in my mind collapsed right before my eyes. He said “NO”. I was unhappy about this, and I didn’t push the idea any further.
While we were in the kitchen, having this conversation, my Pastor and my mentor’s friends were around with their children. So we had a full house , we had four adults (asides Femi and I) and five children. While I was feeding the children, the pastor in charge of our church in Lagos walked in with his pretty wife. So, I had a handful of people to cater for (food wise). I was able to do all that I needed to do in terms of cooking and cleaning, and Femi was very helpful.
Shortly before the visitors left, my mentor came to the kitchen and told Femi not to leave that she and Pastor would like to have a word with him. Before I forget, towards the end of his final semester as an undergrad, Femi was attending the church I attend now. He actually encouraged me to attend the church after he graduated. So, we were attending the same church. (We still do) I thought it’s good to let you know that.
So, Femi stayed back to have a “meeting” with our Pastors (the meeting was eventually between our Pastors and us, that is Femi and i) and we get to spend some time together before he leaves. I will let you into what we discussed in the meeting with in the next post. #wink# STAY TUNED.