I love public holidays, it gives me the opportunity to sleep very late a day before and wake even later in the morning. A cup of milky tea warms up the stomach with the television switched on to a station of choice.
The public holiday was tagged “Democracy Day” and signifies the victory of democracy with a hand over to add to the spice of the regular democracy day. May 29, 1999 brought Olusegun Obasanjo to power as a democratic president. Since then he has been succeeded by Late Umar Yaradua and current president – as of blogging time – Goodluck Jonathan and will be succeded by former military head of state, Mohammed Buhari.
The Eagles square in Abuja is being filled up with dignitaries from all over the world to witness the hand over and change of Government. It has been surprisingly peaceful since the elections especially with GEJ conceding defeat and ensuring a greasy handover, although the fuel scarcity as a case sha.
So how does all this affect me and you. It is a period to examine your domain as a member of the Lord’s army and see if you need to change your government, lifestyle and the ultimate handover.
First, under whose government have you been operating? God or Mammon?
“No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and Mammon.” – Matthew 6:24 KJV.
So you have choose one government to serve, just like Joshua made his choice after conquering Canaan. (Read 1 Peter 1:22-23, 1 Corinthians 5:17)
After making that choice, you will need to hand over all – yes, all – to be a partaker of the new government goodies. We are directed to seek this Kingdom first and then the goodies will be added – Matthew 6:33. Who heads this kingdom? – The Lord Jesus Christ – Isaiah 9:6.
Unless you are born again – John 3:3, unless you take all to his feet, unless you have faith him, you are yet to ultimately hand over to him. He will take away your burden that the government of this world doesn’t even know about. He will guide and guard and help you achieve his goal in your life.
But you must be ready to accept the new government, be proud of the new change and make more grounds in knowing more of this heavenly government.
The Choice is yours, Change is here. His Kingdom is forever unlike your 4years tenures in Nigeria. Give him the chance to change you.
Enjoy your holiday. Let me do some chores.
By Chibuzor Amos (@AmosCP)
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