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Friday, 2 September 2011

Philippians 4:8 of Nigeria!


Phil4:8:
Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do your best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious – the best not the worst, the beautiful, not the ugly, things to praise, not things to curse. {The Message Translation of the Bible}

What is left for us to believe about Nigeria, you may inquire? Is it the flagrant abuse of our resources, unaccountability of our leaders or the cyclical pain of a change that is not near or feasible?  But these challenges and issues are not enough reason not to believe in Nigeria again. We have always believed in Nigeria and we will always. The matter then is what should be our disposition to the challenges we do face always...what are to believe about the country of our birth? 


The idea of Phil4:8 of Nigeria is the need to always fill our minds with certain things about the country of our birth. If nothing could not stop the Americans from always asserting that ‘God bless America’, Nigerians should also be proud of the same by always saying that; “God bless Nigeria”. We are to fill our minds with these things and to always meditate on them;

What is true about Nigeria? Nigeria is not a mistake. She was not conceived by colonialists or the desperation of the European incursion. God has always wanted us to be together, it’s not by mistake we are close to one another.
What is noble about Nigeria? The Nigerian spirit that does not turn back in the face of any form of adversity is so gallant. The tenacity of the Nigerian Spirit is enviable in the world over. Anything we lay our hands on always feels the surge of our spirit.

What is reputable about Nigeria? The kind of unity in spites of obvious diversity is unrivaled; our still being ONE irrespective of our tribe, language or dialect, culture and heritage is desirable.
   
What is authentic about Nigeria? The Nigeria state can never fail and will not cease to be a nation. The Nigeria state has gone through more trying times than now, if SHE didn’t fail then, she can’t fail now.

What is compelling about Nigeria? Her actuality of achieving greatness is enthralling. It is worthy to note that Nigeria is able to come out fine of whatever challenge she is facing now and take her rightful place in the committee of nations.
 
What is gracious about Nigeria? The beauty of her landmark and unique features! Nigeria is so beautiful, it is a modern-day heaven on earth.

What is the best and not worst about Nigeria? The Christian story of Nigeria is amazing. We are now exporting the gospel and the largest churches in the world are right here in Nigeria. In fact, the largest single seater auditorium {Faith Tabernacle} is in Nigeria.

What is beautiful and not the ugly about Nigeria? We are the world’s happiest people. And interestingly, one out of every living black is a Nigerian.  

What is the thing to praise and not curse about Nigeria? We will always be grateful for oil boom that has not become our doom. God loves Nigeria and Nigerians, therefore . . . 

GOD bless Nigeria!!!