Psalms 91 Pt7: You are exempted!

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A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee. Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.
Psalms 91:7‭-‬8 KJV

Today I want to share an ancient prophecy with you. It is a prophecy of exemption for believers. By virtue of being Christians we are exempted from falling into the enemy’s trap, from noisome pestilences, terrors by night and arrows by day. No destruction can come to us neither night nor day. Hallelujah.

One of the nicest phenomena of the church today is the prophetic. It is a beautiful gift through which God guides, exhorts and edifies his church today. In scripture we see divisions made into major and minor prophets, implying that some prophets are higher than others. Similarly, there are various levels of the prophetic. The purest and highest form of prophecy is the scriptures. Yes, The Bible is very prophetic. It contains the most accurate prophecies ever! All the prophecies it has outlined have happened and continue to happen even unto this day.

We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
2 Peter 1:19‭-‬21 KJV

This verse doesn’t fall short of the prophetic properties of the scriptures. The people of God have been exempted from evil from the very beginning of time, even until now. A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee. Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked. Psalms 91:7‭-‬8 KJV. God still continues to keep and preserve his people today. You are exempted from every life threatening problem of the world today.

The people of God were exempted in the days of Noah. In Genesis 6 we see a flood coming down and wiping out the earth of all its inhabitants except Noah and his family and a pair of every creature on earth. They were exempted from the flood. God warned Noah and directed him to build an ark that saved he and his family from drowning in the flood.

The people of God were exempted in the days of Abraham. Following Abraham’s intercession for Lot and his family, God saved Lot’s family from the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. The Lord rained fire and brimstone on Sodom and Gomorrah but he first sent angels and removed Lot with his wife and children out of harm’s way.

And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when he overthrew the cities in the which Lot dwelt.
Genesis 19:29 KJV

Moses and the people of God were exempted in the days of Moses. In chapter one of Exodus, at Pharaoh’s command, we see all Hebrew boys being killed at birth by drowning but Moses was saved because his mother hid him in a basket in the bushes. He was discovered and adopted by the daughter of Pharaoh. In later years, God would use Moses to bring 10 plagues on Egypt because of the new Pharaoh’s refusal to let the people of God go so that they would serve him. I see God plaguing every Pharaoh that refuses to allow you to serve God. The tenth plague was the killing of every first born son in the land of Egypt. Every Jewish family was to kill a lamb and mark their door posts with its blood. Once again, the jews were exempted from this plague. They escaped Egypt with all their first born sons intact.

And Moses said, Thus saith the Lord , About midnight will I go out into the midst of Egypt: And all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sitteth upon his throne, even unto the firstborn of the maidservant that is behind the mill; and all the firstborn of beasts. And there shall be a great cry throughout all the land of Egypt, such as there was none like it, nor shall be like it any more. But against any of the children of Israel shall not a dog move his tongue, against man or beast: that ye may know how that the Lord doth put a difference between the Egyptians and Israel.
Exodus 11:4‭-‬7 KJV

Two times while I was in school I was exempted. I saw a highly contagious infection go around my dormitory. Everyone except me was affected by it. I was exempted. The first of it was what the Akans call “kakawrewre” (I don’t know what it’s called in English): it affects your hair and eats a portion of it down to your scalp forcing you to take off all your hair to hide the ugly hole it leaves in your hair. The second outbreak was chickenpox. Once again I was exempted. It was quite odd actually; everyone in my dormitory went to the infirmary because of it but I never caught it. I decree that you’re exempted from every disease that is going around in the name of Jesus. It shall not come nigh you.

Hell is the destination of every man who does not believe in God. The people of God will be exempted on judgement day. Just like in the days of Noah when a flood came and wiped out the people of the earth, a day is coming when God will judge the earth for her sinful ways. Man’s corrupt and abominable works will not go unpunished. The only way to escape is to repent of your evil ways and believe and turn to God for salvation. Only the people of God will be exempted.

Then they that feared the Lord spake often one to another: and the Lord hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the Lord , and that thought upon his name. And they shall be mine, saith the Lord of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him. Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.
Malachi 3:16‭-‬18 KJV

Dear believer, this age-old prophecy is for you. As my father in the ministry has always said “the prophecy you believe is the prophecy that will happen practically in your life”. You are exempted from the evil plans of the enemy. You may see it happen all around but it will never happen to you. The Lord will smite the Egyptians all around you but only with your eyes will you see it happen. I decree your exemption in the name of Jesus!

A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee. Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.
Psalms 91:7‭-‬8 KJV

Psalms 91 Pt6 : How to overcome Fear!

Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
Psalms 91:5‭-‬6 KJV

In my previous post, https://wp.me/p2OGSL-bU I spoke extensively about fear and why we shouldn’t succumb to it. The verses above open with the lines: Thou shalt not be afraid: (don’t be afraid!) It implies you have the power to not be afraid. God has given you the spirit of power. Hallelujah. I had wanted to continue with the subsequent verses of the chapter but I feel led to deal yet a little more with fear.

First of all, let me state again that fear is not a feeling or a mood, neither is it an attitude. Fear is a demon (2 Timothy 1:7). It is apparent that the hand the enemy has dealt to man in these times of covid-19, even more than the pandemic itself, is fear. The fear of the virus far exceeds the impact of the virus itself. This can be seen in the ensuing panic and rush for food and sanitizers among others.

Fear is subtle in nature. The only way to overcome it is to know how it comes. If you can block fear from entering you, you would have overcome it even before it had a chance to attack. I want to open your eyes to the operation of fear so that you can nip it in the bud. Fear can come to anyone in three ways. The knowledge of these ways will help you overcome fear.

Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.
2 Corinthians 2:11 KJV

Fear comes by what you hear! The ears are the most important and easily accessible way through which demons enter a person. This is so because what you hear makes you think and what you think about develops into ideas and other complex imaginations if you continue to dwell on them. In John 6:63, Jesus said “the words I speak to you are spirit and life”. What he was saying is that, there’s a spiritual power behind words. Luke 8:11 equates “the seed” to “the word” of God, implying that words have the inherent power to yield fruits: or to put it simply: words have an effect on the hearer. We must be very careful what we hear and listen to because we’re exposed to spirits, good or bad, based on what we hear. Stay away from the media: the number of people who have died in China will not affect your life in anyway: it is only making you fear what can happen to you too. Rather listen to sermons and boost your faith. I heard Bishop Dag Heward-Mills say the other day and i agree: If you can choose what you eat, you can choose what you hear. Faith comes by hearing the word of God. Well guess what, fear also comes by hearing so watch out!

And he said unto them, TAKE HEED WHAT YE HEAR: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear shall more be given.
Mark 4:24 KJV

I was speaking to a friend last week and she told me she heard a prophecy of impending doom after which she had not stopped being afraid: a spirit of fear had entered her through what she heard. This is similar to what happened to Elijah- the powerful Prophet of God in Bible days; the prophet who taunted 450 prophets of Baal in a challenge, the same prophet who called fire from heaven to burn a water-soaked sacrifice, that same prophet who then took a sword and slew the 450 prophets of Baal. He received a message from Jezebel and was filled with fear when he heard it; he run. He lost his power to minister. He lost love for God and demanded that God kill him. Finally he lost his sanity by running away from a woman right after singlehandedly killing 450 men. 1 Kings 18 & 19

Fear comes by what you see! The eye is a portal through which we receive visions, pictures and ideas into the mind. To a large extent, our actions are as a result of things we’ve seen. Sometimes we see a car or a dress and decide that we must buy one just like it. We do everything in our power to own it. What is happening is we are being driven by what we saw. Many kids become violent after watching certain movies. They try to reenact what they have just seen. In fact, many deaths and killings today are from ideas passed on through movies. Unknowingly, the person received a spirit of violence which eventually led to murder or even suicide. Similarly, fear enters us through visions or sightings of movies and pictures. A Beware of Dogs sign in front of a house is enough to keep you outside: you don’t even have to see the dogs. I remember as a young boy I saw a “ghost movie” with my family one evening: “Karishika” I think it was called (I don’t remember if it’s the title or a character). . I can literally hear the song in my head right now. lol. My younger brother and I refused to go to bed that night. We were so afraid. What we had seen that night had put so much fear in us that we would not be left alone in a room with the lights off. We lost all sanity and power to fall asleep and probably thought our parents didn’t love us for insisting that we go to bed. lol. We must be circumspect of what we see because it affects us. Once again, I want to say: stay away from the media. The sights of dead people and mass burials will not benefit you in anyway. Watch preaching messages instead. Cast down imaginations. Look unto Jesus, the author and finisher of your faith. Don’t be like Peter; looking at the wrong thing causes you to go down.

And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.
Matthew 14:28‭-‬30 KJV

Fear comes by the physical presence of a devil. Beyond what you see or hear, I believe the appearance of a devil can put fear in a person. Many times in the bible, when an angel appeared to a man, one of the first things he would say is “fear not”. This was because there is something about seeing an angel physically that can make a man afraid. If the presence of an angel can make one afraid, I daresay the presence of a demon (fallen angel) can make a person even more afraid. One day as I lay in my room, I saw what looked like my ceiling opening up and in its place appeared three black creatures. I couldnt sleep anymore for the rest of the night. I got up and prayed for several hours. We know from the scriptures that Satan will flee if you resist him. (James 4:7).

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.
1 Peter 5:8‭-‬9 KJV

You would notice that the roar of a lion doesn’t necessarily kill it’s prey. The lion roars to put fear in its prey. Somehow the fright heightens the chase for the lion. A lion would like to devour its prey but before then he announces himself with a roar not to alert or warn it’s prey but to frighten it. Satan is like that roaring lion. Please Note. The verse doesn’t say he is a lion, it says he roars like a lion. The spirit of fear is the spirit of a lion. Instead of running away in fear from the devil, rise up in faith and resist him and he will flee from you.

Decide to reduce ties with the world and connect more with God in these times; surround yourself with anointed messages and music of anointed men and women of God. Pray more in the Holy Ghost. The atmosphere of God’s presence that will be created around you will inhibit the presence of any devil. Your faith will be built up in the process.

You’re indemnified from the bondage of fear. You are full of power. You are full of love. You have a sound mind.

Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.
Galatians 5:1 KJV

Be blessed

Psalms 91 Pt5: Thou shalt not be afraid!

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Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
Psalms 91:5‭-‬6 KJV

I decided to put these two verses together because they have one thing in common, Fear Not… The verses open with the lines: Thou shalt not be afraid. What is there to be afraid of? The terror by night. There are many terrible things that happen to people in the night. The arrow that flieth by day. The enemy shoots many arrows at us everyday. The pestilence that walketh in darkness (hidden and unseen diseases). Finally, destruction at noonday. All these, if we should go into them, will bring out a long list of realities that have the ability to frighten anybody living on the face of the earth today.

First of all, I want you to know that: fear is not psychological; it is not a mood or an attitude. Fear is a spirit. 2 Timothy 1:7 says “…God hath not given us the spirit of fear; …” Fear is the commonest sign of demonic activity. Whenever a man becomes afraid, he has unknowingly received a spiritual impartation from the spirit of fear. Fear in itself is a “type of faith”. Being afraid of death, for example, implies that you believe death has power over your life.

Fear can be such a powerful tool against christians. In fact, it actually takes three powerful spirits from God to be able to overcome the evil spiritual impartation of fear into your life. For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
2 Timothy 1:7 KJV

Fear will make you powerless! Fear will make you stiff and unable to do the things God has told you to do. Fear takes away strength: something you would have otherwise done with ease now seems dangerous to you. You’ll be asking, “what if it doesn’t work?”, “what if I fail?”, “what if he doesn’t marry me?”, “what if I die next week?” Fear paralizes you and makes you unable to do the will of God. You cannot allow fear to lead you: that would be yielding to the leading of an evil spirit. Overcome fear by going in the opposite direction of where fear is leading you to. If your fear is preaching or sharing the word, go ahead and do it anyway. Yes, Be afraid and do it. I remember the first time I did an altar call, I heard a voice in my head: “what if no one responds?”. I froze for a second but I knew that was what God wanted so I went ahead and did it anyway. I was shocked by the number of responses. I realized my fear could have cost all those people their salvation. Don’t follow fear. Be Strong in the Lord and in the power of his might! I see you walking in the Power of God. Be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man!

Fear will destroy your ability to love. Fear has destroyed many marriages and relationships. Fears and insecurities will lead to a total breakdown of your relationships. It manifests itself in suspicion, accusations, secrecy, counter accusations, etc. The fear of losing your partner will turn you into a beastly undesirable partner. How would you like to be married to a private detective? Someone who is constantly interrogating you about your whereabouts and who you’re talking to, someone constantly accusing you of loving others apart from him/her, someone constantly searching your mails and messages for proof that you’re cheating. This will even force you to keep your interactions to yourself because your messages will be misconstrued by your suspicious partner. I know a girl who fights with every girl she sees talking to her husband; forcing him to make calls to the opposite sex at work only and deleting the call logs afterwards. Would you like to marry such a person? No. This is the effect fear will have in your relationships if you allow it to persist.

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
1 John 4:18 KJV

Fear will rob you of a sound mind. When you’re possesed by fear, you behave abnomally. When my little sister was about three, I remember she used to be afraid of the dogs in the house. She would come to the door and just stand there and look outside when in actual fact she wanted to come out and play. Her fear was keeping her from being outside like the rest of us. Fear attacks your mind and makes you behave differently from everyone else. One day in 2014, I was driving on the motorway at 65mph (not kmh) when a taxi driver suddenly veered into my lane. It took the hand of God for me not to bump into his rear. Should I be afraid of dying on the road? Maybe your answer is yes but should I stop driving or using the motorway as a result? Absolutely not! That would be allowing fear to lead me. Can you imagine if I decided that I will never drive or sit in a car again? That I would only travel by bicycle or foot from then onwards? You would probably think I’m mad. That is the effect fear has on you. It attacks your mind and causes you to behave abnormally.

Refuse to be led by fear. It is not in your head. It is not a mood. Fear is demon. I see you overcoming fear from today. I declare that you are bold as a lion. You are rooted and grounded in the love. The love of God is shed abroad in your heart by the Holy Ghost. You have a sound mind. You have the mind of Christ: fear cannot attack you anymore. Hallelujah!

Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
Psalms 91:5‭-‬6 KJV

Be blessed!

Psalms 91 Pt4

He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
Psalms 91:4 KJV

God will cover you with his feathers. Or as The Message Bible translates it “His huge outstretched arms”. God will put his arms around you and give you comfort. In sad or grievous moments, something that helps put your mind at rest is when a loved one puts his arms around you. It means God will bring you close and hold you in his bosom. He will not give you the cold shoulder.

Under his wings shalt thou trust. Your safety is rest assured under his wings. The Hebrew word translated trust here is different from the trust we saw in verse two. Here, the word is châsâh, which means “to flee for protection” “confide in” “have hope” to make refuge” or “put trust in”. It speaks of a safe haven to which you can run. We particularly see this manifested when a child, who is afraid or in danger, runs to a “parent” (authority figure) for refuge. Growing up, you’d see siblings (mostly the younger) stir up trouble and then run to mummy or daddy knowing the older sibling wouldn’t be able to do anything to them there. Similarly, if an American citizen is threatened in another country, one place he can find solace is the American embassy in that country. Jesus taught that “we are in this world but we are not of this world”. We can flee to God for protection from the problems and diseases of this world. Whether the coming threat is as a result of something you did or not doesn’t even matter; under his wings shalt thou trust.

Before I go into the next part, I want you to take note of the colon that comes before the statement “His truth shall be thy shield and buckler”. Traditionally, many of us know a colon as coming before a list. Anytime a colon comes in between two sentences (independent clauses), what it means is that the second sentence emphasizes or illustrates the first sentence. For instance, Kofi is kind: he shared his lunch with Ama. We can see Kofi’s kindness in the second sentence sharing his lunch with Ama.

His truth shall be thy shield and buckler. A buckler is a “shield” worn on the arm for protection. A shield in comparison is bigger; it can even cover one’s entire body. We see this kind in war movies like 300, for instance. In certain instances, we see other humans used to shield prominent/important people like heads of states. If you’re ever in the same place as a President and a gunshot goes off, you’ll see his security surround him to shield him from bullets. God’s truth will be to you as a shield and a buckler. Truth here speaks more of God’s nature than his word. The Hebrew word translated truth here is ’emeth it means “stability”, “trustworthiness” “faithful”, etc. God is faithful: his protection is dependable. It doesn’t fail. We can count on all these promises being fulfilled because God doesn’t change. He is the same yesterday, today and forever.

God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?
Numbers 23:19 KJV

I see you running to God today. He will take you in His arms and you will be safe. He will be close to you and give you comfort. God will be to you as a shield and a buckler. You are covered and protected from threats and arrows in the name of Jesus.

Psalms 91 Pt3

Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
Psalms 91:3 KJV

Verse 3 of this chapter teaches us two things God will deliver his children from: the trap of the Fowler and the noisome pestilence. I particularly take comfort in the first word surely. Merriam Webster defines surely as “in a confident way” and “without a doubt”. Our deliverance from God is confident and without a doubt. It is infallibly sure! I see God delivering you with a sure deliverance from covid-19 in the name of Jesus.

The snare of the Fowler speaks of a trap set to capture you. Many times when a visitor would come to my house I have to put my dogs in a cage so that the visitor can feel safe about coming in. At first, I would just stand at the door of the cage and call out to the dogs, push them in and lock the cage behind them but with time they associated my standing at the door of the cage with being locked up so they wouldn’t come to me anymore. So now I had to meet them half way, pat them on the heads as though to play with them, then I could take hold of their collars and by so doing trap(capture) them.

The Fowler(Satan) is constantly trying to trap us and how he is doing it in this season is through fear. Many people all over the world are afraid of catching covid-19 and we can see it being manifested through panic-buying and unnecessary hoarding of hand sanitizers and other supplies. On the contrary, we must be certain of our safety because we know from 2 Timothy 1:7 that fear is not from God; but rather God has given us power, love and a sound mind. Being afraid would rather be putting ourselves in Satan’s trap. Let’s be sure not to repeat Job’s mistake of being afraid.

What I feared has come upon me; what I dreaded has happened to me.
Job 3:25 NIV

Also God is delivering us from “the noisome pestilence”. Pestilence speaks of plagues or diseases but not just any kind of disease but the noisy kind. The WHO is already calling covid-19 a pandemic but it doesn’t matter how loud it gets, God will deliver us from it.

In my short lifetime, I’ve seen HIV/AIDS, Swine Flu and Ebola come and go. In like manner, it won’t be long before covid-19 is a thing of the past. Now, by the power in the name of Jesus Christ, confidently and without a doubt, I decree that you are delivered not only from all kinds of disease but also from the fear of it.

Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
Psalms 91:3 KJV

Psalms 91 Pt2

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I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
Psalms 91:2 KJV

This verse teaches us about two characteristics of God, a refuge and a fortress, and why we can trust him as a result.

A refuge is a shelter. Imagine finding shade to sit under on a very hot or rainy day. You know for a fact that as you walk under that shelter that neither sunrays nor rain can touch you anymore. God will be your shelter from every evil rain or heat that threatens to burn you. You will not be affected, you will not be burnt.

A fortress is simply a fortified place or a stronghold. Imagine the difficulty of breaking into the White House and taking President Trump hostage or perhaps breaking someone out of prison. Even in a movie, you’d see that it’s typically not easy breaking out of prison. In like manner, it’s very difficult to win an election in your opponents stronghold. Such a situation can be described as a fortress. A fortress is impenetrable. You cannot break in, neither can you break out.

These two qualities make God trustworthy. Like David, I like to think of him as My God: (The One in whom I can trust). Would you much rather trust your own abilities in keeping yourself from covid-19 or would you prefer to be in the safe haven of God’s stronghold? You will admit it’s not even easy to refrain from touching your face. Let God be your shelter and fortress today.

The name of the Lord is a strong tower:
the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.

I declare now that you’ve found a safe haven in God’s impenetrable fortress. Evil cannot come in to harm you. You will never be exposed to covid-19 in the name of Jesus!

Psalms 91

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He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
Psalms 91:1 KJV.

Every time I think of this verse, I see the image of a mother hen brooding over her chicks. The hen does this to protect her chicks from harm, especially when there’s the threat of a hawk wanting to make a meal of one of her chicks.

Psalms 91 verse 1 offers a similar but even more powerful form of protection to someone anyone EVERYONE who dwells in the secret place of the Most High. The secret place speaks of a place of prayer and fellowship with God.

In these crucial times of viral infections and global panic, I entreat you to spend more time praying and seeking the face of God; as you do this, you’ll be safeguarding yourself from harm. Nothing shall touch you under the shadow of the Almighty.

I declare that you are under the shadow of the Almighty; You are protected and shielded from covid-19 in the name of Jesus! Amen.

Be blessed!

Love again!

Dear Love,

Experience has taught me a thing or two about your ways.

You like to creep in unawares and then hold everyone at ransom.

The last time I encountered you, you came in surreptitiously.

You were comfortably under my skin before I knew it.

You made me take bad decisions; I wouldn’t couldn’t be advised.

I couldn’t wouldn’t even hear it

I let you operate freely and you nearly caused me to defy my father.

And eventually you left me with a broken heart.

I’m not naive anymore

I can see you coming from a mile

I can hear you calling out to me

I can feel you tugging at my heart

You try to scale my wall when I take my eyes off you.

You aren’t intimidated by my fierce glares.

You are not bothered at all when I stare

Well, Guess what!

You won’t catch me by surprise this time

I’m on the verge of letting you in again but I want you to know that I’m not ignorant of your ways.

Please be kind to me.

Double-D

I’ve never loved a girl the way I loved you.

You may not be the prettiest girl in the world, but you were the prettiest girl in my world.

You coloured my world.

You brought so much joy into my life.

I’ve never been happier with another.

Thank you for trusting me and believing in me, sometimes a lil more than I did myself.

Thanks for trying to do everything I said

I gave you many instructions

You never said no to me, not once.

You just flowed

Why won’t I love you?
Why won’t I want to make you smile?

It appears my calling does not align with yours,

I wish I had known this earlier

I’m very sorry I cannot fufill my promise to marry you.

Honestly, everytime I remember it, I feel like I lied to you.

Please forgive me.

I apologize for asking you to leave your family for me, I should never have put you in such a difficult position. I’m very sorry.

Tonight as I walked into my room I remembered the very first time we were probably together alone;

I was going to go see my dad but you had been left behind at the center.

I wanted you to be safe!

I decided to bring you back to school instead, the first of many memorable Sunday Night Travels.

I would change my course for you if I could and I know you would do same.

That is what makes what we shared special.

Against all odds, we wanted to be together

But hey, It’s time to flow with God.

His ways are higher than ours, His thoughts are higher than ours

His plans are to prosper us and bring us to a good place.

Everyone who wants to follow God will lose something willy-nilly (Luke 14:26)

You are a blessed child forever!

I believe you are in good hands and I know you will do well!

I will miss you.

I miss you already.

I wish I could say I don’t but I’d be telling lies.

I love you

But I gotta go.

We have to do this.

Lets do this God thing!!!

Do you love me?

At one point in time or the other, every human being unless you’re a snake will have to answer this question: Do you love me? It can come from a parent, a spouse, a lover or a friend. One thing you should not miss is the fact that there is always a hidden clause or follow-up question attached to this question. Its implications can be serious or not so serious depending on the circumstances. Whereas some people will try to use this question to control you, others will simply be stating what they want or expect of you

A parent could ask their 2 year old boy that question. ” Do you love me? If you love me finish your food”, they might add.

A spouse who feels they are being shortchanged in the marriage could be the one asking this question. “Do you love me? If you love me, why don’t you take me out anymore?”

A boy looking to take advantage of a girl could be the one asking this question. “Do you love me? If you love me why don’t you give yourself to me?”, he says.

A Christian girl could be the one asking this question. “Do you love me? If you love me why not come to church with me?”

Jesus will ask you this question from time to time…

Jesus asked Peter this question 3 times;

John 21:15-17

So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs.

He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep.

He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.

The truth is that when you love someone, if you love someone, it will be seen by your actions. Everyone can tell from your actions how truly you love.

“Jesus really needs to know; how deep is your love?”