“Those who are wise shall shine
Like the brightness of the firmament,
And those who turn many to righteousness
Like the stars forever and ever” (Dan 12:3)
I live in Nigeria. I am a pastor here. Our children live in Texas. So, I am involved in two worlds. Over here, people ‘worry’ about so many little things (food, paying rent, school fees …) that they have no more time or energy to worry about the big things (like coronavirus, crashing markets…). Both small and big worries are like poisonous weeds trying to choke the Word to make it barren. I have learned to jealously guard my ‘quiet moments’ with God and His Word. I willingly and joyfully pay a great price to be able to build up my intimacy with the Holy Spirit. I cut off anything that does not give glory to God or does not edify my spirit. I am out of touch with ‘the breaking news’ of the world. I am out of fashion with the latest political tweet or the ‘gist’ of any Hollywood star.
I furiously uprooted the evil spirit called ‘busybody’. I chose to be filled with the Holy Spirit! This radical attitude has become my safe heaven. No fears! No worries! I am not in touch with so many fancy things in the world. The things of God give me so much pleasure and strength that I can never trade them for anything. As the sky gets darker, so the stars shine brighter. I want to be a star men see and acknowledge that there is a God! Praise the Lord