“I’m sorry Oyin. I really mean it. You and I know I would never raise my hand against you. It was a ridiculous mistake… I can’t believe you’re actually leaving me without thinking about us.” Tahir sighed over the phone rubbing his throbbing temples. She wouldn’t pick his call for days and kept forwarding him to voicemail. Today seemed to be a good day because she had managed to grant him reception. Though it was a cold hello, it was something.
While reading through Paul’s description of the armor of God, I found two things: One, the weapons of warfare were described based on the consecutive way in which they should be worn by the believer: truth first, then righteousness, then the life of the gospel, all covered by faith etc. Secondly, I found that Paul grouped the weapons of our warfare into two main groups depending on if they were weapons of defense, or attack.
I wrote this in 2014 but never got to post it then. I hope this helps someone out there that feels too discouraged to go on. There have been times I find it hard to open my Bible and sometimes when I do, I find it hard to read or obtain somethings for myself and for that day and this leaves me discouraged and if not careful, it can make one wallow into depression.
For those seeking intimacy with Jesus or wanting to boost their relationship with God by drawing close to God, you can download a free copy of My Love Diaries HERE “Sometimes I doubt you’re the woman I married 9 years ago.” Tahir spat angrily as he found his way upstairs and struggled with his tie. He couldn’t believe his ears.
Above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. Ephesians 6: 16To help create a clear picture of what we have and will be discussing, I will relate part of the parable of the sower told by Jesus with the whole armor of God described by Paul by the same Spirit Jesus had.
Parable of the Sower
Behold, a sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seed fell by the wayside;
If you’ve lived in Nigeria long enough, the when are you getting married question phase isn’t strange. Perhaps our culture just has a funny and impolite way of poking a woman with questions on ‘her business’ I can’t help but wonder why people have made it their duty to remind a woman of her age group and how a man should accompany that age group, else she wouldn’t be seen as a responsible and successful woman.
Oyinda sipped her morning tea slowly as several thoughts crossed her mind. Last night she’d tossed and turned in the guest room after hours of crying alone wondering if she’d done anything to deserve what Tahir did to her. The weekend had been the most horrible one she ever experienced in her lifetime
In the battle against evil, the winners are those who will be found standing when the battle is over. They may be bruised, jaded or wounded, but as long as they are found standing, they will be winners. The losers on the other hand will be all else who fall or flee from the battle.
Stand therefore, having your loins girded about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace. Ephesians 6: 14-15Battlefields aren’t planted with roses. They are far from being comfortable grounds. As a result,