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Monday, 29th May 2023

Bible Reading: Zechariah 4:7

Memory Verse:  Nothing, not even a mighty mountain, will stand in Zerubbabel’s way; it will become a level plain before him! And when Zerubbabel sets the final stone of the Temple in place, the people will shout: ‘May God bless it! May God bless it!’” Zechariah 4:7 (NLT)

Evangelist Niyi Adebayo said: I wrote JAMB after my WAEC and got the first admission to Federal Polytechnic Ede. I couldn’t get anyone to fund my study so I couldn’t go. I tried again the next year. I got another admission to UNILORIN. I showed up but couldn’t even get money to do anything. I trekked round the UNILORIN Mini Campus one day claiming several promises of God and crying profusely. I came home the same week when I couldn’t get any help.

I reached out to several people to help but I got twenty naira from only one person! The rest didn’t see any future in me. Some who liked to help didn’t have the means. I cried and wailed. I prayed and fasted until I got sick. I tried again and got admission to UNILAG. I went, spent 3 days but I didn’t even have a place to keep my head. I was looking for vigil programs around Akoka! No food to eat. I returned home crying and I couldn’t stop the tears till I got to a prayer mountain very close to Ogbomoso where I alighted to tell God I have had enough.

One of my siblings living in Kano that time came for a function in Ogbomoso. I told him my plights. I asked him why he didn’t do anything about the series of letters I wrote him about my situation, afterall we are born by the same mother!  He said he wouldn’t do anything for me because my father didn’t like my new-found faith. After many appeals, he promised to help in part. I received it by faith and wanted to apply to Ado Bayero University, Kano. I was teaching a Bible Study group during our EFAC December Retreat held at St. Ferdinand’s Catholic School, Ogbomoso when a message came from Kano that the man, my brother who wanted to help was seriously ill.

I stormed out of the retreat and traveled with an elder brother of mine who was then a student in OAU. We couldn’t raise money for the trip. We had to join a trailer to Kano. I was begging God to please keep him alive. We brought him home when the situation was becoming too tough. For whatever reason, we lost him! What a disaster! In my mind, that was the end! I concluded I was likely not wired to go to school. “Who cursed me?” I frequently asked.

Lesson: To every glory, there is a story. Knowing God doesn’t exempt you from the challenges of life, it rather positions you to live above such challenges. Not all mountain (challenges) depict you’re cursed. Some are just the handwriting of a great destiny in process and in progress. With God, you are more than a conqueror.

QuoteA life without challenges is actually a life without glory in view.

Prophetic Decree: Your mountains shall not crush your faith, in Jesus name.

Prayer Focus

1. Thank you Father for the grace to stand for my faith in season and out of season.

2. I receive the fortitude to live above life challenges, in Jesus name.

3. The myriads of problems confronting me shall not make me deny my

4. I receive grace to interpret the coded handwritings of my life messages, in Jesus name.

5. Opportunity wasters, be wasted, in Jesus name.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 1 Kings 1-2; Psalm 37, 71, 94

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