The Autumn of Life

“The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever.”” ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭40:8‬ ‭

Glad to come your way again. In my side of town, I am watching the leaves of the trees turn orange, yellow or brown. I am in a season where we have reduced time of natural daylight. It’s autumn.

Autumn is characterized by staleness, darkness, hibernation mostly, but it is also a great season of crops and harvest. For farmers, this is one of their most important times of the year.

I have realized with time that this season can sometimes mirror the seasons of life people also go through. It is a place where one doesn’t have clarity of things, lacks direction, has experienced stagnancy and staleness hoping for some form of improvement. This season can be a very dark time to whoever is experiencing it.

I just wrote this to encourage someone that in the midst of the dark and gloom, there is also a time of fruitfulness. It is quite interesting to note that crops are ready in a season of autumn. So don’t give up yet, and throw your hands in despair. It can only get better when we adjust our posture and perspective during that tough time.

In a season like this, trust in God whose word never fails- it endures forever. I will invite you to a place of prayer where you can have fellowship with a real and living God who offers hope to the hopeless, clarifies your vision and purpose, and will give meaning to “the madness”. Sometimes you will not get the answer in the immediacy, but until you have come to the end of the road.

God hears and responds to prayer, but it will be more beneficial during this time if you will commit to a real relationship than a casual one. Could it be whatever you are going through is, God trying to get your attention to tell you what to do? It is not just enough to cry for help in prayer, receive deliverance and then walk away. This time, let the relationship grow deeper than that.

We survive our autumn seasons when we have a vibrant relationship with God through the medium of prayer. So learn how to pray without ceasing. But it will first do you good, when you commit to serving Him FIRST.

May every burden you are going through in this season be lighter, and may every yoke that has confined you be destroyed and broken. I pray for your relief and freedom. May you have the temerity to breathe again. Don’t flood your pillow with tears again! Look up to the Lord whose word endures forever.

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May God bless us all!

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Till I come your way again…

Peace & Love

N.B. Make this commitment if you want to experience a real relationship with God.

Say after me, “Dear Lord Jesus, come into my heart. I thank you for saving me from my sins.I hereby confess every sinful deed and ask for your forgiveness. I thank you this very day I am assured of your love and assurance. May I experience God in a real and tangible way through you. Thank you for answered prayer. Amen”

After this, you can contact me here or look for a church in your local area to gain more understanding on what you just did. Congratulations!


Overcoming A Broken Spirit

Last week, we looked at the subject of a broken spirit. And then, we went ahead to look at the cause and effects of that on the human body or soul.

Today, we want to switch gears on that and talk about dealing with a broken spirit or how to overcome it. Brokenness is not a new phenomenon- it is common to man. We all experience it at one point or another. The thing is, learning how to not let a broken spirit break us to the point of not moving forward again.

With that in mind, let us arm ourselves with this keys on overcoming a broken spirit.

“A merry heart does good, like medicine…” Proverbs‬ ‭17:22‬ ‭

1. Joy– you will have to read my past article on joy. In this article, I defined that word, looked at certain features and how to experience it. It will take more than happiness to overcome brokenness and let me add this, joy and happiness are mutually exclusive. One of the many effects of joy is, you will have a merry heart which does good like medicine. Good, inner merriness is like healing to your body.

“Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression, But a good word makes it glad.” Proverbs‬ ‭12:25‬ ‭

2. Your company– brokenness can also come from people, not just life. We have to be careful who hangs around us or keep company with. The last sentence of this verb talks about how a good word can prop you up. How do you think a word will come to you? By a person. If that is what will take to lift you up, don’t you think a word can also cause anxiety which leads to depression? For the sake of your health, form good relationships.

“Live in harmony with one another; do not be haughty [conceited, self-important, exclusive], but associate with humble people [those with a realistic self-view]. Do not overestimate yourself.” Romans‬ ‭12:16‬ ‭

3. Humility– this virtue shows in your expectations and your self awareness according to this text. People are sometimes broken because of high and lofty expectations which are unattainable. Dream as big as you can and stretch your imagination far and wide, but also be realistic and have an awareness of self too. When you dream to the point of overestimating yourself, you are setting yourself up for a broken spirit. The problem is not about the size of your dream, but the overestimation of yourself.

Finally, let me leave you with this encouraging thought.

“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.” Psalms‬ ‭34:18‬ ‭

The Lord doesn’t just sympathize to your plight if you are currently in a broken state, He also empathizes and is willing to rescue [heal] you. Call out to Him in prayer and reach out.

I pray for all my readers this day that may they experience joy and peace in addition to keep moving irrespective of the setbacks. May God be with us all!

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Till, I come your way again…

Peace & Love


A Broken Spirit

“A merry heart does good, like medicine, But a broken spirit dries the bones.” Proverbs‬ ‭17:22‬ ‭

Hello and glad to come your way again. Welcome to a new month.

Today, I want us to focus our attention on this topic of a broken spirit. What is it? My personal definition of this is, when you have completely surrendered to life’s fate and have no resolve to keep on living. To me, that is a broken spirit. I will like to read your definition in the comments section. From this scripture an effect is, it dries your bones- making you bone weary.

By this time of the year, many people walk around with a broken spirit. They are present, yet absent. It is my prayer, this will serve as encouragement to the down and weary. Let us look at a cause of a broken spirit.

“A merry heart makes a cheerful countenance, But by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.” Proverbs‬ ‭15:13‬ ‭

Sorrow is the main cause of a broken spirit. In this life, we are promised trials, tribulations and tests and if not handled well, can lead to sorrow. When one becomes inconsolable beyond help, it degenerates into a broken spirit.

Now, let us look at three more effects of a broken spirit.

1. You easily become prone to sickness

The spirit of a man will sustain him in sickness, But who can bear a broken spirit?” Proverbs‬ ‭18:14‬ ‭

It takes a healthy immune system to be healthy and fight off sickness. Secondly, when one becomes sick, the immune system will also play a part in the recovery process. So, an immune system is basically like a wall of defense. A broken spirit shuts our immune system down or weakens it. In as much it is good to take care of your body, place more value on the nourishment of your spirit and soul.

2. Your will is broken

“Whoever has no rule over his own spirit Is like a city broken down, without walls.” Proverbs‬ ‭25:28‬ ‭

This verse talks about a broken will. The preceding verse, which is 27 talks about gluttony. So the reason for gluttony is a broken spirit. It makes you a live a life of no boundaries. “Everything goes” becomes the motto. It is a sign of hopelessness. When we see people behaving like that, it means they are ready to ‘check out’ and have thrown in the towel.

3. Constant thoughts of death

““My spirit is broken, My days are extinguished, The grave is ready for me.” ‭‭Job‬ ‭17:1‬ ‭

People who are broken have no will to live again. They oversleep thinking by doing that, another day will not dawn. They overdose on pills easily and binge on anything harmful to their health. The thought of death is constant and a stronghold in their mind if they experience a minor setback. Anything at all can trigger that.

My heart goes out to broken people today and it is my prayer that, may you experience the peace of God which passes all understanding.

Next week, we will deal with overcoming a broken spirit.

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Till I come your way again…

Peace & Love