#RWISA “RISE-UP” TOUR, DAY 6, JOY NWOSU LO-BAMIJOKO, @Jinlobify #RRBC #RRBC_COMMUNITY #RWISARISEUP

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WATCH AND PRAY

by Joy Nwosu Lo-Bamijoko

Indeed, these are difficult times. A time for soul-searching. A time to take notice of just how fragile we humans are, and, a time to look to God for solutions.

There is a plague ravaging the whole world, and what are we doing? We are running helter-skelter, trying one remedy after another by trial and error. Each day we are thrown deeper into a pile of confusion with all the false and misleading information we are being given. And still, there is no solution in sight.

We are a people who have built huge cities, shuttled to the Moon, and created structures mightier than our imaginations. We have accomplished so much greatness, that now we have begun to believe that we are gods – that we have all the answers and solutions to everything. The human looks around and sees the great things God has given him … the knowledge and skills to achieve, and now, he believes he can challenge God. Because of these reckless beliefs, man goes into laboratories to play God – looking for ways to surpass God’s greatness.

The result is what we are experiencing today. God created order; man creates dis-order. God sits and watches us, like He did with us during the time of the Tower of Babel, with man trying to prove that we are gods. With His little finger, He muddled the waters to show us that only He is God, and He is the only one in control. Now, we have gone ahead and messed up the order of things again, and He continues to watch us. What amusement it must be for Him to see us wreaking havoc in the world, and then trying to clean it up without much success.

I don’t believe that God will allow the whole human race to perish because of this. Those who believe in Him are praying, and those who do not, are still clueless. Eventually, God will relent, and again, with His little finger, redirect things in His own good time. He will inspire a human to come up with a solution to end the pandemic; a human who will probably take the credit for doing so. It will not matter at all. God knows His creatures more than we know ourselves. He will understand. Those who know the ways of God will thank Him for the end of the pandemic because they will be able to see the hand of God at work in it.

Will the end of this pandemic stop the non-believers from trying to one-up God? Never! That is not the nature of the evil one. He never stops trying to prove to his followers that he is more powerful than God – that whatever God can do, he can do better.

All I know and pray for is that whoever inflicted this pandemic on the world is going to be in great trouble at the end of it all. They will pay! This will come back to haunt them, person per person, death per death, economy per economy, for all they have done. So, help me God!

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  1. I know there are many people who don’t believe that God would do something like this but what other way would he have than to shock the whole world at once? I mean he has shocked different societies at different times, AIDS, SARS, POLIO…but when was the last time he had to get the attention of the entire world all at once!!!!

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  2. Lovely post, Joy. I keep speaking this Scripture into my spirit, “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
    But instead of praying, you’re right, too many continue their evil, violent ways! Our only recourse is to wait for God to forgive us in spite of everything we’re doing.

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  3. A delightful contribution, Joy. Thank you for sharing.
    Best wishes!

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  4. Thank you for your heartfelt post, Joy. Beautifully said. Many forget that not only does evil exist but also paints itself as the opposite of what it is, calls in its spiritually bereft minions to lie and tempt, pretends to support fashionable ideas in order to confound and deceive, and will say and do anything for dominion over us. Many have forgotten. Luckily God can and does inspire unlikely heroes, heroines, and the faithful. Prayers for all.

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  5. D.L. Finn, Author May 12, 2020 — 4:17 am

    Beautifully said, Joy. It is a time for prayer and faith.

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  6. peggyhattendorfcom May 12, 2020 — 1:18 am

    Joy, thank you for your heartfelt post. Prayers are so needed right now. We should be turning more to God then to all the conflicting news and contradictory messages we are receiving from the media.
    Thanks, Nonnie and RWIS.

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  7. These are the time… “Indeed, these are difficult times. A time for soul-searching. A time to take notice of just how fragile we humans are, and, a time to look to God for solutions.” You’ve said it so well, Joy! Sharing…

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  8. Joy, thank you for sharing this post with us.

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  9. Reblogged this on Rhani DChae and commented:
    I am happy to share this inspirational post from #RWISA author, Joy Nwosu Lo-Bamijoko.

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  10. Thought-provoking post Joy! Man has created the chaos and would hopefully find a way out. Mother Nature is watching.

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  11. Thank you, Joy, for this thought-provoking and humbling piece!!

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  12. Everything in me said ‘YES” to everything you wrote here. Thank you so much for directing our focus to the One who knows all the answers; the One who was not taken by surprise, unlike all the rest of us; the One who shakes His head at the hubris of humanity, especially those who “inflicted this pandemic on the world.” Prayer is a powerful weapon against evil, only because the One we pray to loves us and answers. Thank you!

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  13. I couldn’t agree with you more. Best wishes!

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  14. Gwen M. Plano May 11, 2020 — 2:45 pm

    Words of wisdom, beautifully expressed, Joy. Thank you!
    I’ve enjoyed reading Joy’s post on different sites. Thank you for hosting, Nonnie.

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  15. Hi, Joy. Thank you for sharing such a poignant post! You painted such a vivid picture of self-important humans running around playing God! Well-done!

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  16. Thank you for sharing this viewpoint with us, Joy! 🙂

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  17. Thank you for sharing some a thought-provoking contribution Joy.

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  18. Joy, as a Christian, this is such an interesting perspective. We turn to God in prayer when things like this happen-natural disasters, horrific things in our lives, pandemics. But it’s true that God is seeing how we handle something like this and many are running around helter=skelter. Thank you for your writing! Heather

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  19. Joy, I’m currently reading your book, ‘A Pregnant Future’, the opening has me hooked!

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  20. Thank you, Nonnie, for the support. Everything looks so good.

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