READ: Sharpen Your Reception (Short Exhortation)


There is a thought that came to my mind today which had always been ringing in my heart but i really did not want to talk about it as it entails some info that really hurts my heart but i guess it is quite important that i share this.

most times we are so concerned about God not showing us some stuff and telling us about them beforehand for us to pray to evade them bla bla black sheep...
But several weeks ago, something happened to me that made me think; maybe God shows us but we do not pay attention to details of the fragments of the entities that he uses to put the puzzles together.
At this point, i have to apologize to my cousin who i'd like to keep the name confidential but you may get to see this, but i do not mean to share the details of the incidence but just the extras that actually i haven't shared with anyone yet.

It was on a dry mid-week evening, i can't remember if it's a wednesday or thursday... i was doing some random cleanings in my room as school was done and i was just on my project work.
I was burning some of the papers  and old, defaced fabrics as i love to burn rather than just disposing. While enjoying the view of the flames, thoughts about my cousin kept coming to my mind. I was remembering how when she was still on NYSC she sent me money to buy an acoustic guitar for myself and how i had spend it injudiciously. Lots of things came to my mind about her and i was missing her. I told my roomie that i miss my cousin and he looked at me like (wetin do this one).
Yeah, overtime i got over the feeling after getting involved in some other activites.

About four days later, i got a call from my mum that my cousin was involved in an accident, a fire accident to be precise (i would like to keep the details confidential).

at that time, i was reminded in my spirit about what i noticed but was too lazy to meditate on. What was it about the flames that made me to remember my cousin. Of course, my mind wasn't just dancing around as it was a specific and concentrated thought. But i wasn't discerning enough to meditate on the prompting i got.
And at that time, it was witnessed in my heart that God was using those little fragments of unimportant things to warn me of an impending occurrence.. now enough about the story..


MOST TIMES WE GET TO COMPLAIN ABOUT GOD NOT GETTING US TO KNOW STUFFS AND DISCOVER STUFFS BEFOREHAND but my question goes thus

HOW QUIET IS YOUR HEART TO MEDITATE ON THE LITTLE FRAGMENTS OF THINGS THAT LOOK FOOLISH IN YOUR EYES BUT ARE BEING USED BY GOD TO REVEAL THINGS TO YOU?
i believe this is striking a balance between the varying philosophies of faith... HOW RECEPTIVE ARE YOU TO GOD'S LEADING?

As it is that the gifting of the Spirit are for our spiritual edification and the betterment of our spirit man. Yet, as Christ wills that we prosper concerning our spiritual life, so does he will that we do well in every aspect of our lives too...

Be on guard, be watchful.

Watch and Pray, isn't meant to be just colloquial..
Shalom

Opeyemi Daniel Abatan
August 2018.

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