If you follow me on twitter or facebook, you would know by now that one of my favourite pastimes is going to the rooftop of my hostel, with earphones plugged in, stare at the skies, wonder about God and just worship. One of the songs I listen to is Hillsongs-Lord of Lords. I have the video but I don’t really watch it, I just plug it in,stare at the skies and just worship.
Today in court though, I watched it… and I hear someone asking me how I had the time… Well you see, being an extern in Federal High Court is a crazy thing.You have to go early, stand at the door and wait for the registrar to open the door so you can rush in to get a seat..so the period when I am waiting at the door can be used for something-most times for reading the bible/speaking in tongues/listening to music/watching videos like today.
So back to my gist… As I watched, a post I had written and lost when my phone crashed jumped at me.
As you well know, I am a simple girl from Ughelli Delta State and somehow somehow, I have never been to a show before. So when I resumed at law School last year, I decided to go for Guiness colourful world of more. I attended with a friend, and I did love Waje and Chidinma’s performance but mostly, I didn’t like it as much as I thought I would. I mean, so this is what everybody talks about and it seemed like I am a JJC for going to one previously? Blehh! For one thing, the shaking of bom bom on stage was one kain, and the grinding bodies and guys just shouting and doing anyhow was annoying too. And as Dbanj sang, I got something in my spirit which I wrote down(I’ve lost the post but will try to reproduce it here)
It just hit me there… Frances, do you see God in all this?
And back to Hillsong’s video I watched this morning… I was mostly lost in the expression on the congregation’s face, with hands lifted up singing to God from the depths of their hearts, purposed indeed to lift God’s name high… And in that kind of “show” your soul is refreshed. In that kind of “show” where you don’t know whether to sit, kneel, prostrate to worship our God..where His majestic power and greatness seems overwhelming… the feeling is too much for words to describe. And I didn’t get that feeling from guiness colourful world of more. I wanted to feel like it was fun, but it wasn’t. I can’t say that I haven’t sang to Davido’s aye since then or bumped my head to Dbanj’s top of the world.. but the kind of supercharged atmosphere worship brings, “aye” doesn’t cut it. So what am I trying to say? We should focus more on feeding our spirit instead of the flesh. I am not holier than thou, I still struggle but we all know what we feel when we tune into the spirit. There’s something about a room full of people with hands lifted up to God in worship.. There’s something about it that even “Aye” can’t describe. We know how hard it is to tune back to God when the flesh overwhelms our spirit man and believe it or not, the songs we listen to matter.
And if you still think that there are no good gospel songs, click on the link to see Eziaha’s post on gospel songs here. I believe it will help.http://eziaha.com/2013/12/15/viva-naija-gospel-artists/
So I leave you with Hillsongs Lord of Lords today, please go and download it, and as you worship, please pray for our Chibok girls. Worship and prayers together? Awesome!
PS:A senior esq shared this on facebook and it resounded with my thoughts on Nigerians bad mouthing GEJ. Its about time we stop flapping our mouths alone and start doing something. Nigeria is us and not just GEJ. https://m.facebook.com/Serlony/posts/10152005385971536
PPS: I need help oh, Ist class Mrs Eziaha, I need to know how to get both reading and externship on point. Its kinda “somehow” managing my time. I need someone to be hounding me night and day to read. If anyone else can help me with tips, please do too. Bar exams is 98 days away.
PPPS: I can’t help but say this. I am not sure the person wants the name out there but someone surprised me with a drive in to see me at school on wednesday. I slept with smiles that night and the memory still warms my heart. God bless you bigly… You make me think of purposing in my heart to leave everyone I come across with smiles on their faces…
So have a worship filled weekend dearies. I am off to an owambe someone invited me to. Would be nice to really see what Yourubas do in this owambe stuff. Whether it is a wedding or something sef, I don’t know. Lol.
Have a great weekend.
And I wrote the above yesterday, but there was no time to post it. Turns out that “owambe” was a burial reception of sorts with plenty food, plenty drinks, lots of souvenirs and lots of gists… Had a great time. Twas a great way to end my week. Now on to the books.. lol
Have a great weekend too loves..
Remember, feed your spirit.
And someone has to please lay hands on me and deliver me right now from this E’s PPS. Dr N? Please oh, I need those laying of hands now.lol