Ogbo Awoke Ogbo
If only the North realized how much wealth they sit on! There’s so much more God has given the North than oil politics, currency hawking and cattle grazing! Google “Solid minerals in northern Nigeria!” There’s everything to make Northern Nigeria a world economic power! Yet, mysteriously, despite literately owning the oil wealth of Nigeria, the North remains a prominent poverty capital of the world.
If only the Easterners themselves realized that what they junket the whole world looking for is sitting between their ears! The size of Eastern Nigeria is 76,146 km² – – and the size of Israel is only 20,770 km² – one quarter the size of Eastern Nigeria! So, you don’t need large land to become a world power – if you have large brain.
Nigeria does not need a conflict. There’s enough for each region if only!
Why did I start out yapping about hymns? First, to compel you to dust up your hymn books – Ancient and Modern, Sacred Songs and Solos, Church Hymnary, Baptist Hymnary … etc! Fortunately, the hymns are online now!
Second, people are going through hell these days. The devil is merrily using thousands of people for pizza. Does your future seem bleak? Are you in very embarrassing financial situation? Has your business run out of capital and growth? Do you have a health situation that drains your family finances? Has your marriage gone so sour you’re considering how best to end it? Are you facing an imminent threat of downsizing and loss of income? I have a hymn for you:
- God moves in a mysterious way
His wonders to perform;
He plants His footsteps in the sea
And rides upon the storm.
- Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take;
The clouds ye so much dread
Are big with mercy and shall break
In blessings on your head.
- Judge not the Lord by feeble sense,
But trust Him for His grace;
Behind a frowning providence
He hides a smiling face.
- His purposes will ripen fast,
Unfolding every hour;
The bud may have a bitter taste,
But sweet will be the flow’r.
- Blind unbelief is sure to err
And scan His work in vain;
God is His own interpreter,
And He will make it plain.
I have seen most of those trials I mentioned above. I’ve been so financially broke I was ashamed to answer my name. I have been hounded by banks I owed millions in investment debts that went bad in my hands.
Two things sustain me: One, in spite of the discomfort around me, there is NO scarcity in this universe. I hold this truth from the core of my being. Scarcity is a big lie. God does not recognize the word. If you’re in doubt, find out what His name “El Shaddai” means.
Two, I learn not to judge the LORD with “feeble sense.” I do not make plans based on what the senses tell me. “When men are cast down, then thou shalt say, There is lifting up …”
It’s not possible for a child of God to be boxed into a corner. Who born Satan? (Pidgin). God creates a path in the wilderness and makes a way where there is none. He always gives us a wiggle room in every trial.
There’s no dungeon so deep and dark that God’s hand cannot reach into and pull you out! There’s no sickness so bad He cannot heal! There’s no darkness so thick His light cannot pierce. There’s no problem too complicated His wisdom cannot dissolve.
No matter how broken your life is at this time, give it to Him. He specializes in healing and beautifying broken lives!
I have seen God do the impossible in my life in spite of the impossible circumstances surrounding me. That’s why I keep growing my appetite for the impossible … and so should you.
I love you. Be healthy, wealthy and wise!