Rita alighted from Chocky very elated one sunny Sunday afternoon in mid January.
Chocky was her four month old jet black Hyundai i10. Her friends had named it Chocky because Rita so adored the car that she seemed to be having a secret affair with it…
For instance, she would stand tirelessly for minutes admiring it, snapping pictures of it, literally hugging it. And you wouldn’t believe this, but one night, she actually sleep-talked about it!
And that was the height of it: the girls had named it Chocky ever since, and to add to the fun, Rita had even composed a little song for it:
Call it small
Call it cheap
But it’s all I’ve got
And it means the world to me!
And Heavens Came Down…
Church Service had been very powerful that day: Rita had led the choir in an exceptional rendition of “Lord of Hosts“, and surely, the heavens had come down!
The atmosphere was really charged; the power of God was available and there was liberty in the spirit. Yokes were broken and burdens lifted. Tears had flowed freely as people were ministered to and many received their healing and deliverance.
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Phil.1:20 (KJV) According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death.
When Life’s Contrary Winds
Blow against my ship
You taught me never to fret in such
I’ll anchor my soul on YOU
When the world’s mighty ones
Have a filled day on me
You taught me not to resist such
I’ll give my fight to YOU!
What if a smooth orator
Tells a lie on me
You taught me not to defend against such
I’ll rest my case on YOU!
And should a big roaring lion
Gnash its teeth at me…
You taught me not to be moved by such
I’ll take my refuge in YOU!
And when divers undeserved pains
Come my way because I’m true
You taught me not to sorrow in such
I’ll find my song in YOU!
Whatever life brings my way
Whatever battle I face
As long as there’s still breathe in me
I’ll put my trust in YOU!
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Funmi Adebayo (c) 2013
I’m sure you know them…
OK- at least one of them.
We all do!
That ‘naughty-haughty’ soul who drives you nuts…
That nasty, terribly annoying, unapologetic someone you’d rather not know…
That fellow you’re always at loggerheads with…
That person who has and would hurt you deeply – with no apologies…
That individual you’d rather have nothing to do with…
That somebody you’d eradicate at the drop of a feather were God to choose to shut His eyes for just one second!
They are always around…
Worse still, each of us must put up with at least one of them on the paths of life!
(And for all I care, both you and I are probably also in that category in the records of someone close by …)
Now did I hear someone say “life’s not fair…”?
Truth is life’s not meant to be!
But never mind, we have …
Rita alighted from Chocky very elated. Chocky was her four month old Hyundai i10. Her friend had named it Chocky because Rita so adored the car that she seemed to be having a secret affair with it…
She tripped and almost fell as the ‘pencil’ heel of her left shoe got caught in her seat carriage while she alighted.
“The blood of Jesus!“
She exclaimed as she remembered the common superstitious belief that tripping over one’s left leg means bad omen. Then she laughed and quickly discarded the thought.
“There shall no evil befall the righteous”, she said in relief as she marched airily to her flat.
However, she did not bargain for what awaited her: …read more….