WHEN SATAN VISITED ME, I SHOWED HIM MY JOY BY IYKE ORIAKU
Satan visited me and asked me: “How far?..
I told him: “I thank God for everything…”
He laughed me to scorn..
He said what on earth should I thank God for:
He showed me my mates who are living inside mansions, I showed him my mates who are also inside the grave. He show me some of my mates who are inside the costliest cars in town.
I also showed him some of mates who are inside the costliest caskets in town. He showed me the fat bank account of some of my friends. And I showed him the hospital bills of some of my mates who are terribly sick.
He took me to boutiques, to show me those who are dressed with the most expensive designer clothings.
I took him to the prisons and cells scatteted all over the country. I showed him guys who were accused innocently who have been there for many years. Even there loved ones has forgotten them there.
He wanted to leave me alone. But I told him to follow me to one more place. I took him to some mortuaries and also showed him many of my mates who are lying down there naked and dead.
He could not say anything again. He left me and ran away. Friends, don’t let the enemy get you depressed. There is always something God is doing that you can use to shut the enemy up.
You can’t withdraw your own money from your bank without your ATM card or bank slip. The Bible said that with joy we shall DRAW from the wells of salvation. There are many things to draw from God.
But JOY is your ATM card . Without JOY, you will draw nothing. That is why Nehemiah, in the midst of battles, he was able to say: “The joy of the Lord is my strength…”
He might not have done everything. But he has done many things. If only you know how many that came to your Facebook since the past 1month to know if they are writing R.I.P on your wall, you will appreciate God for the garri you drank today.
To him that is joined to the living, there is hope. .For a living dog is better than a dead lion. Brother, if you are thoughtful, you will be thankful.
David understood this and he said:
“If it has not been the Lord who was on our side, they would have swallowed up quick when their anger was kindled against us…
But our souls as a bird has escaped the snare of the fowler…”
Friends, if you can, forget all your pressures. You have tried in praying. Today, find somewhere in your house and praise God and dance like you have not done for a long time.
Remember the food poisonings, The malaria, The typhoid, The accidents and stray bullets He saved you and your family from.
Dance. Me, I am doing it this night. I have even started mine inside this vehicle I am now. Truly truly, He has been faithful. In case you are ready to join me. Then, let us dance.