DWOJ Daily Words of Jesus Devotional Post May
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Thursday, 11st May 2023

Memory VerseAgain I looked throughout the earth and saw that the swiftest person does not always win the race, nor the strongest man the battle, and that wise men are often poor, and skillful men are not necessarily famous; but it is all by chance, by happening to be at the right place at the right time.  Ecclesiastes 9:11 (TLB)

A Nigerian man, Francis Ngozi, took to his social media platform to appeal on behalf of an intelligent and articulate corn seller named Blessing. According to Francis, Blessing scored 279 in JAMB and desire to study medicine at the university, but a lack of financial wherewithal meant she had to sell corn in order to make ends meet. Francis said he was thrilled by how the young lady spoke and shared a 5-minute video on LinkedIn of her dissecting the cause of insecurity in the Northern Nigeria and proffering a solution to it. Blessing in her argument posited that the main reason for the rising insecurity in the north was a lack of education.

According to her, an uneducated average northerner is like a gun in the hands of selfish politicians and terrorists as they have no mind of their own due to a lack of education. She lamented that the number of out-of-school kids in the north is on the high side compared to other regions of the country. Her solution to nipping insecurity in the bud is simple – education. Francis said Blessing sells corn to support her mum. He further said that such a bright girl shouldn’t be allowed to waste away selling corn. “Such brains, I think need to be cultivated and harvested. The economic condition of her family due to bad governance shouldn’t become an hindrance to the actualization of the great potentials in her. Please let’s help her,” he appealed.

Life could be loopsided. Here is an intelligent young lady with a humble spirit passionate about education, not only for herself, but for the teeming young folks wasting away in another part of her country. Dear young teenagers and youths, please don’t waste this sacred privilege your parents have given you to access the best of education free of charge. See it as a golden opportunity, and guard it jealously. The other day, the parents of a young teenager were forced to bring back their son from studying abroad because he lost focus after two years of University education. He started moving with bad gangs, and joined a cult. What he doesn’t know is that he has probably lost a golden opportunity of a lifetime to live a better life. Maximize the privilege of having a sound education when it ever shows up. 

QuoteEducation is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel – Socrates.

Prophetic Decree:  Any attack against your finances to frustrate your educational pursuit shall not stand, in Jesus name.

Prayer Focus

1. Thank you Father for the privilege of education.

2. Powers frustrating my parent/guardian’s finances in order to truncate my academic journey shall not prosper, in Jesus name.

3. I receive power for great academic excellence, in Jesus name.

4. Foundational powers of my father’s house fighting hard to kill my great academic opportunities shall be wasted, in Jesus name.

5. I receive a special consignment of the spirit of wisdom, knowledge, and understanding, in Jesus name.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 2 Sam10; 1 Chronicles 19; Psalm 20

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