START UP YOUR DAY WITH TRAVAIL; GOOD MORNING HOLY GHOST PART 2 BY MASTERPIECE DAVID OLAWADE
Having a busy scheduled the previous day, sleeping late at night and having volumes of schedules to attend to the new day is not an excuse not to travail in the morning before starting the day.
If you have an exam early that morning or an emergency interview that morning, you plan and prepare yourself for it. You meet up with the time no matter how hectic the previous day was and the preparations you engaged through the night.
What makes you feel you have an excuse for not engaging spiritual exercise but secular engagement demands more consciousness?
To stop excuses, go to bed early, you can switch off your phone when necessary, set alarm, control your appetite, reduce hours you sleep and so on.
You don’t just have to start the day with shabbily murmuring of words in prayer but in violent travail in tongues.
The act of travail comes with an “until” condition. Until we feel the presence of the holy ghost heavy and God speaks to you, we don’t stop tonguing. Why are you in a hurry to rush out of His presence when He hasn’t come.
Many morning prayers and devotions are just daily rituals born out of religion without true communion.
The word “travail” in the scriptures comes with a condition. “Until the spirit is poured upon us from on high”, “my children with whom I travail until Christ is formed I’m you”.
The word is also used synonymously with delivering. I have never seen a pregnant woman says she would decide for the doctor when she wants to be done travailing in the labour room.
In our own labour which is our secret place, we have always told our Dr., the Holy Spirit when we want to be done travailing because we are often in a hurry to leave. No wonder we have no child to show forth over time as a result of incomplete travail.
Some would even receive calls before they start to travail and tell the caller to reach them in the next 30 minutes as if His manifest presence would come before that time.
The areas where Africans especially Nigerians engage and embrace the principles of travail are; their appetite, sex and in the toilet. If you like say you are not an African because I said this about Nigerians. Or you want to deny because of your skin colour. Listen, “Caro white cream can never make you a white European no matter how much and long you have been using it. The best it could do is to make you a fair-black African”.
Nigerians won’t stop eating until they get to the beam of their stomach, get full and eat to stupor. They won’t stop a moment of sex with their spouse until they expend all their energy and can’t stand up again. How I wish they use this mentality for their prayer life in the sense that they won’t stop travailing until they reach the peak of it.
We only hear you groan in the toilet but we don’t hear you groan in the secret prayer room to travail.
As you consume all manner of eatables to groan in the toilet, consume all manner of relevant spiritual stuffs so you could groan intensely in your secret prayer altar.