Day 9: Ortega Alikwe

I am a man transformed by prayer, and it began at age 15, before then I was more of a Scalar quantity- A body having great magnitude and no direction; I did whatever I wanted to do without purpose or reason, but my mother and elder sister took it upon themselves to pray me into purpose and in the space of weeks I just could not do some of the things I used to do anymore, I began working in line with purpose-baby steps, I became somewhat aware of a High calling and I could not play small, it was after this time I truly began to call on the name of the Lord.

That was victory in the first battle, but there was still and there is still a war to win, I then had to shed off the weights that I had added on in my former life and this would take years of irregular weight loss and weight gain.

Best expressed by Eugene Peterson in the Message Bible as expressed below.

“Do you see what this means—all these pioneers who blazed the way, all these veterans cheering us on? It means we’d better get on with it. Strip down, start running—and never quit! No extra spiritual fat, no parasitic sins. Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we’re in. Study how he did it. Because he never lost sight of where he was headed—that exhilarating finish in and with God—he could put up with anything along the way: Cross, shame, whatever. And now he’s there, in the place of honor, right alongside God. When you find yourselves flagging in your faith, go over that story again, item by item, that long litany of hostility he plowed through. That will shoot adrenaline into your souls!”
‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭12:1-3‬ ‭MSG‬‬

Some years later, starting in 2019 after my first intervention, I had such a burden to press on as there was a mission for me to get busy with and I have had other things distract me. Early in 2020 a prophecy went ahead of me that I would grow spiritually; I had yearned for that above all things, And as Covid-19 struck I now had to truly focus on my spiritual growth, I was faced with a wilderness experience and I did not come to realise it until later this year. I have successfully adopted heavenly strategies to shed of weights and that sin, I was introduced to a community of believers who prayed everyday for 6 months and at the closing vigil I had a fresh experience of the gift of prophecy promised to all flesh in Joel 2.

“And afterward I will pour out My Spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions.”
‭‭Joel‬ ‭2:28‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

Amidst all that is taking place in our nation the vision of God for my life is becoming clearer and for all this I give glory to God and I thank him for all those he has sent into my life as partners to ensure its accomplishment.

I look forward to 2021 with great earnest to walk worthy of him in all things and bring the Goodnews to many and eventually win souls for Christ, I target a 100 souls won and discipled for Christ. I am aware of my limitations(personality inclusive), I am likewise aware of “that power that raised Jesus from the dead, that power that made paul speak, not with cunningly devised fables, but the wisdom of God” and how hard it is to light a candle and keep it under the bed. So I press on, and may my life in 2021 give glory to Jehovah.

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