How're y'all doing? Thanks a lot to all those that sent me b'day greetings and to those that forgot, it's not too late to wish me a happy belated b'day. You guys weren't seeing double. I actually did put up a post yesterday about OF and i, we had a lil' squabble. Things are still not cool like that between us and i do miss talking to him, but i need to chill. Afterall, Rome wasn't built in a day and we're just getting to know each other. If he calls, fine but i'm not calling (for reasons best known to moi). On to the topic of this post.
Why is it that we, especially those of us of African origin attribute everything that happens to supernatural forces? If a rat runs in my room, someone from my village (most likely my enemies) sent that rat. If i fall down, if it's not the devil that's a liar, then it's my stepmum's great grandmum that caused me to trip and fall. Why is it that someone must always be after us? Even when there's nothing chasing us, we still give the enemy way too much credit. I'm not saying there are no enemies, neither am i denying the fact that there are supernatural forces.
I believe in God and i believe that the devil plots against God's children. I also do believe that no weapon fashioned or formed against me and u shall prosper and that every tongue that rises against us will be condemned. He's a God of mercy and justice. So why then do we go about for people to pray for us? Some denominations or sects within christian-dom, believe in performong some acts, like dipping in a river 7 times, using 100 white candles, washing ur body with a specially prepared soap, buying 50 turtle doves and different things.
In my opinion, anything that goes contrary to the word of God, i try not to do. The bible i read tells me to pray to God and that i don't need an intermediary before i go directly to my father, why then do i need someone to tell me to bring 100 cows, 50 turtledoves, 20 candles? U're sick, go to the hospital to get diagnosed and treated. Pray also. Why do u need to go to one "Baba aladura" (an elder that prays) to say special prayers for u? Some people have the gift of visions true, but ... I really dunno why i have to go to someone to pray about Miss X or Mr. Y to see if she's a good friend or a backstabber? Can't wrap my head around some of these things.
Maybe i'm just talking like a child who hasn't seen "life," but some of these things don't go down well with me. To everything, my people respond, "ko kin se oju lasan." May God help us all. What are ur views on these?
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