Saturday, 8 October 2016

My Nation, Nigeria...

My nation, Nigeria

I woke up this morning, did my chores, had my breakfast and after all that was to be done was done, I checked my What'sapp messages. There was one particular message  I saw that touched my heart. But before I go on to tell you the message, let me begin with some inspiring messages from God's word, the Bible. This was taken from Zechariah 8, so you had do well to read all of it. This is for you regardless of your nation, tribe, family or background.   So here it goes:

Image result for picture of peace Zechariah 8 verse 2: This is what the Lord says : My love for Mount Zion(Nigeria) is strong: I am consumed with passion for Jerusalem(Nigeria)!

Verse 4: This is what the Lord says: Once again old men and women will walk Jerusalem's (Nigeria's) streets with their canes and will sit together in the city's squares.[Verse 5] And the streets of the city will be filled with boys and girls at play.

Verse 6: This is what the Lord says : All this may seem impossible to you now, a small remnant of God's people. But is it impossible for me?

Verse 12: For I am planting seeds of prosperity among you. The grapevines will be heavy with fruit. The earth will produce its crops, and the heavens will raise its dew. Once more I will cause the remnant of Judah and Israel(Nigeria and Rivers State) to inherit these blessings.

Verse 13: Among the other nations, Judah and Israel(Nigeria and Rivers State) became symbols of a cursed nation. But no longer! Now I will rescue you and make you both a symbol and source of blessing. So don't be afraid. Be strong, and get on with the building of the Temple(nation Nigeria)!

Verse 20: This is what the Lord says : People from nations and cities around the world will travel to Jerusalem(Nigeria).

Verse 21: The people of one city will say to the people of another, 'Come with us to Jerusalem(Nigeria) to ask the Lord to bless us. Let us worship the Lord. I'm determined to go.'

Verse 22: Many people and powerful nations will come to Jerusalem(Nigeria) to seek the Lord and to ask for His blessing.

Verse 23: This is what the Lord says : In those days ten men from different nations and languages of the world will clutch at the sleeve of one Jew(Nigerian). And they will say, 'Please let us walk with you, for we have heard that God is with you.'

        These blessings are for you too. In faith, replace Jerusalem with your family, community, tribe, state, country, nation or continent. No matter what craziness, economic depression, crimes, plagues, violence, scorn from other nations your nation may be facing, this message from Zechariah 8 makes it clear that God can change our nation if we believe it and pray for our nation daily.

'Is it possible?' you may ask. Luke 1;37 says, 'For nothing is impossible with God.'
  Yes, it is possible that one day your nation will be a better place.

'What should we do?' 2 Chronicles 7:14 says,'Then if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.[15] My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to every prayer made in this place.'
 All that is required of us is genuine repentance and praying for our nation always.

Zechariah 8: 9 says, ''Be strong and finish the task!'' Let us never give up on our nation. Work hard in any little way that you can to make it a better place.

I believe in my nation. The message I saw not only made me believe in Nigeria but assured me that Nigeria is still a work in progress. Click HERE to know some facts hardly anyone would tell you about Nigeria. I believe that one day, Nigeria would be one of the greatest most enviable nations on earth, yes I believe...