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SOUTHERN KADUNA BEYOND PRAYER SUMMITS

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One of the major misconception of our time is is prayer. There is
no doubt that prayer remain a major part of our life and
relationship with God, a sure means of receiving help, answers and
comfort from God. Prayer has the potency to release God’s
resources and power to navigate through difficult times. With
prayers both biblical characters and contemporary elders obtain
result and assurance of better things. I write as one that has and is
still experiencing the tremendous benefit of prayer. So don’t get me
wrong.
Contemporary Christianity has not done well in modelling prayer.
We have a microwave, Idomie, sharp sharp generation of
Christians that sees prayer as a shortcut to getting things. An
alternative to hard work, a shift of responsible to a force
somewhere to find a way no matter what to get them
breakthrough. This of course is clearly seen in our exclamation of
Amen when Men Of God pronounce “This week you are going to
receive money, Or saying your enemies will die this week” we
approach God as someone that lives only to attend to our need. I
make bold to say, one of the many faces of prayer is responsibilitie
s. Sometimes the answer to our prayer result to work, hard work
brothers and sisters. God answers all prayers but not in our terms.
It must be in His terms. That is His attribute, His sovereignty.
These bring me to the concern and burden I personally share for
Southern Kaduna for some years now. Prayer must express the
power of God, prayer must end in strategy, strategic planning for
that matter. Our believe in prayer must result in empowerment, it
must make us better. Every prayer scripturally resulted in some
kind developmental result or situational changes. For over 17years
now since the maiden edition of the Southern Kaduna Prayer
Summit we indeed recorded some level of breakthrough. I strongly
believe one machinery that ushered in the first christian executive
civilian Governor is the Prayer Summit. yet we are not able to rise
beyond our challenges. We are still bewailing the lack of internal
unity between the many ethnic nationalities that bind the Southern
Kaduna people, we still can’t develop beyond government, we still
can’t build strong entrepreneurs, we still can’t take over the market
or the economy, we still can’t develop a strong man power within
our youths. We still can’t speak with one voice, with the
investment in prayer we still can’t build a strong political force
instead we keep loosing our best political actors. We are fast
loosing out in morality and spirituality. We are gradually loosing in
identity, I mean the biblical identity we received over 100years of
the coming of the gospel and missionaries to our land.
We must not forget who we are. We are the people of the Book
(Bible). It gave us identity, civilization, high self esteem, audacity,
education, enlightenment, morality and above all the gospel is the
power of God unto salvation. It gave us salvation. We were rated
the best in the north with our middlebelt counterparts. All because
of the gospel and prayer.
WHAT WE MUST DO GOING FORWARD
1 There would be the need for us to return to the Lord. (Hosea
6:1-3, 2 Chronicles 7:14) We must return in consecration. Our
leaders must not organize such a summit with selfish reasons. We
must must stop using such platform for political office holders a
political aspirants as we did in the past. We should remember the
founding motives. WE MUST JUDGE OUR PRAYER BY THE LEVEL
OF OUR PURITY
2 There must be a paradigm shift in our mental faculties. Our
reasoning must change. We must see ourselves in line with the
word of God. Slavery mindset must be thrown out. Thinking
second class must also be replace with a winning, leading and
achievers worldview. Nothing is wrong with us. No one bewitching
us. We are the blessed of the Lord Jesus Christ. WE MUST JUDGE
OUR PRAYER BY HOW FAR IS CONFORMING TO THE IMAGE OF
CHRIST
3 Prayer must lead us to action. Every prayer comes with
answers. Our spiritual leaders must hear and communicate to us
what God is saying in terms of our responsibilities. We can’t just
come and pray and expect God to build the region without our
cooperation. What new things our we bringing to the table? Infact
we should be able to share testimonies of last years prayers and
the achievements thus far? WE MUST JUDGE OUR PRAYER BY
OUR DEVELOPMENT
4 Our prayer must result to empowerment and development plan.
The number of youths and graduates roaming our street should be
empowered. Widows and orphans should be drafted into skill
acquisitions and scholarships schemes. TRUE AND PURE
RELIGION IS WHEN WE TAKE CARE OF THE LESS PRIVILEGED
.
5 We must translate our prayer into political power, economic
power. We keep praying and we are totally broke. Unbelievers have
taken over our markets. They wake up in the morning straight to
the market while we wake up straight to beer parlours and
9Naijabet, we must from now determine our economy. We must
take over resource control. Our political will must be strong this
time around. We must say boldly we can’t be bought, or sold.
DANIEL, ESTHER, JOSEPH, NEHEMIAH REMAIN ETERNAL ICONS
6 We must use the pulpit. Our message must change. From the
message of condemnation to hope, building, motivating, we must
tell youths is possible. We must say to them you can dare again,
go again, rise again. We must support in providing direction. THE
SOLE AIM OF THE PASTORAL MINISTRY IS TO BUILD.
Like Nehemiah we must arise and build. We must not listen to
Sanballat and Tobiah
I weep for Southern Kaduna now. And I am looking for strategists,
development friends, revolutionaries, wayfinders, navigators,
spiritual, godly entities that will join hands with the few that are
making impact so that together we shall handover to our children a
safe haven, a better environment that they will be proud of.

3 Comments

  1. Good update

  2. Nice post

  3. Ok

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