It’s obvious I’m missing you deeply and can’t wait for us to see. How was your visit to the Fatogun’s? I hear Opeoluwa is now almost your height and Taade’s twins are also enjoying the holidays. Good to know dearie. Did Connie and GoodHeart get to visit Disneyland with their cousins the second time yet? If not, no worries. We’ll go together when I arrive. I’m sure Connie wants daddy around this time also. By the way, I’ve shifted my arrival forward. I’m not sure I can wait that long before seeing you and our children. I am really enjoying my time in His presence and in fact, this missive is to share with you some of the things I’m hearing the Spirit say about this wonderful year 2013. Honey, I can’t really quantify my joy and delight on receiving the various things He had to say about 2013. This God eh? Anyway, make I attempt to gist you small.
You remember how all through last year, He kept saying it was “Glory Dawn”? well, I started asking toward the end of 2012 what He had in mind for this year and one of the things I heard in my spirit was “the Sun changes everything”. I kept wondering what this meant until I understood that the dawn may be confused for sunrise until the leading edge of the sun itself appears above the horizon. This was when it suddenly occurred to me that the twelve months of 2012 were more or less like twelve minutes of twilight between the Glory Dawn of 2012 and the Morning Glory of 2013. O babes, I just dey happy as that Word come. He didn’t stop there o, he revealed several other things that lead to the January “text of the month” that I sent to my friends; The Great Ones. You remember the text read: “Changes of Teenage years are hard to hide. As we move from Glory DAWN to MORNING GLORY, May the next 7 SEASONS of change announce U! 2013: It’s MORNING! Ekaaro o” abi? Now let me try to highlight some of the things that lead to that text.
Changes of Teenage years are hard to hide: Teenagers are bound to undergo not just physical but emotional changes. Thank God for the foundation we’ve given Connie and Goodheart so I’m confident they won’t follow the band wagon of teens that feel they know it all or can dress like crazy with trousers going down and skirts going up. Now, for this year, I believe we need to step up our walk of obedience and humility because I discovered that according to the Law of First Mention, the number 13 first appeared in Genesis 14:4: “Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and in the thirteenth year they rebelled” and I also found out that to write thirteen in Hebrew, they wrote two Hebrew letters: yod-gimel. And these letters signify the hand (outworking) of pride. Little wonder there’s this element of pride and “I know it all” that’s characteristic of teenagers who are those from ages 13 through 19. Speaking of which, that’s the reason for the line “May the next 7 SEASONS of change announce U” in that text. It’s seven years from 2013 to 2019, and should Jesus tarry, it’ll be years of abundance and of glorious and EVIDENT change in our lives and most especially in our nation – Nigeria. (He even reminded me about the message uncle FD preached during KMN years ago when he spoke about Nigeria being the most desirable nation to live in years from now. Similarly, while we were in Kenya, Daddy G.O. also said that very soon, when presenting the Green Passport at the airport, they won’t ask you to step aside because they want to search you again but because they want you to pray for them).
Furthermore, you obviously know more than I do that the changes of the teen years, especially in the female gender, draws attention to them (no wonder some of them play hard to get and overdo it till they are hard to find. Lol!). So, this informs me that the year is replete with favour and open doors.
Before I forget, abeg remind me to always end every monthly text this year with “2013: Ekaaro o!” or “2013: It’s Morning” because that’s the running theme more or less. I believe it is so because of the other phrases of that text which are “MORNING GLORY” and “It’s MORNING!”. Let me try and explain these also.
MORNING GLORY: The sun has its glory (1st Cor. 15:41). This is linked to the first thing He said about the sun that I stated earlier (i.e. the Sun changes everything). Two scriptures; Psalm 30:5b and Mal. 4:2, help to further clarify this. You know Psalm 30:5b says “weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning” right? Now, that implies that the sun can be a metaphor for joy. So, Shouts of Joy won’t cease from our lips this year. Also, Mal. 4:2 reads “But to you who fear My name the Sun of Righteousness shall arise with healing in His wings; and you shall go out and grow fat like stall-fed calves.” That reaffirms the Covenant of Health to us as a family dearie. When I come, we’ll study these things in detail but let me quickly highlight some other things I saw under this point.
Growth: The Sun facilitates growth in living things. The changes in a teen surely depicts growth and as the second passage states “…you shall go out and grow fat…”, in this year, I see God not just calling us to a deeper walk and intimacy of fellowship with the Holy Spirit, but also to an increase in capacity for the things he wants to do through, to, for, by and with us. There’s no growth if the bones remain young so we have to work on our spiritual structure. Studying the Word and Prayers must go to the next level. I thank God for your amazing depth in these areas but there’s more my sweets, much more awaiting us. It’s a year of instructions and divine directives. Dearie, no dulling o. In fact, speaking of dull, another thing the sun connotes is Light which in this context would mean Revelation. You know, revelation runs circles around resolutions because revelation comes with an understanding of the purpose for the instruction. I’m saying this based on the scripture; Psalm 119:130.
Now, I also found another thing interesting baby girl; it’s the same sun that is much needed in the cold regions on earth for warmth that could literally be a torment in other parts of the earth (in fact I no understand Abuja weather these days o! Like say na rain during Easter wan fall ne or na dry season? Hia! ). Thus, the sun is many things to many places. This also informs me about the year 2013: it will be quick judgement on the wicked and vindication for the righteous.
You know say our gist nor dey gree finish na so we go dey talk more when we see but make I just quickly mention wetin I understand by “It’s MORNING”.
Several things happen (or should happen) in the morning. First of all, people wake up! This speaks of coming back to reality. Getting into the place of doing something about the dreams you’ve been having. (abeg, remind me to play you the demo of the single I’m planning to (and surely must) record with Gospel this quarter for radio play. You go like am!) It’s a time to live consciously. Baby girl, time no dey o! When we enter 2013 sef? Three weeks don waka fa! Tor!
Now, another thing that happens in the morning is that ideally, people should have their breakfast and go to work. Breakfast, they say, is the most important meal of the day and this buttresses the need for study and prayers alluded to earlier. “Give us our daily bread” as you know isn’t a prayer merely for the physical seeing that He’s the bread of life. In that same Mal. 4:2, we see “and you shall go out and grow fat like stall-fed calves.” Like PGH so adroitly put it, this is a year to work hand in hand with God because manna won’t fall anymore. We must now put seed in the ground and water it. God’s always going to give the increase. We need to get out of our comfort zones and live to do more for the kingdom. Similarly, while at work, it’s good to do first things first. We can’t have Fast Track if we’re on the wrong track. Prioritizing and time management is key. At the office, although some colleagues can be a distraction yet we still need others to achieve more. And like PGH has been reiterating, this year, we should place a premium on networks, alliances, allegiances and relationships. Let me stop here for now.
Darling, I’m sincerely trusting God for a now word for every monthly text from February onwards fa! I want to write more and send more this year but only as led because like during Christmas last year, I felt that when everyone is saying something, no one is being truly heard. Se I told you about the anonymous payments into the account because of those texts ba? In fact, among several other comments, I also got a call from a great man in Kaduna telling me not to stop sending these messages because they are making such impact that I may have no idea about. Whenever I feel like quitting, I remember that somebody out there may just need a word from God and I am ever so humbled that He’ll choose to use this gift and my music to reach out to people. I believe God indeed heard the simple prayer I prayed in 2001(or is it 2003?) when I needed a phone and told God to give me one so I can send text messages. Well, it’s all good.
Before I “drop my golden pen” (why you dey laugh na?), Honey pie, thank you for being there for me always. If I attempt to articulate all that you have been and still are to me in these many years (which feels like two weeks by the way) of our being married, I might end up writing a book dearie. Thank you for being my friend for life. Thank you for being such a wonderfully-made companion and close confidant. Thanks for being such a great mother; How you manage being more or less a sylph after the children beats me. I know the healthy diet and exercise play a part but I think your walk with Him adds that extra touch that makes you so pristine. It’s easier to remain fit with a weight under 60kg by just being with you. Little wonder I always look forward to our weekly date night. I’m sure Constance Martins is telling everyone in heaven about you. Thanks for dressing like a real woman on her way forward to Heaven and not backwards to Eden. Thank you for being my support because every head needs the neck. Thank you for being my glory like Paul stated in 1st Cor. 11:7. Thank you for such a deep seated passion and love for the kingdom. Thank you for releasing me occasionally to seek His face. Thank you for being such a “Proverbs 31” woman. If, as they say, men don’t know how to say “I love you”, it may just be because not all men know you. Another reason I’m excited about the future is because you are in it. If I had my way, I would write it on my blog and all available social media to all that care to know that I am the most favored man alive and the reason is not far fetched: I married you!
I love you honey. More gist when we see jare.