I Lost My Watch

Hi Tribe!

I’m grateful to you all for the consistent support and followership you’ve given me over the years, especially as I decided to return to the world of blogging today!

However, as I went about my daily activities, the voice of the Lord came to me that I should “WAIT!”

He made me understand that this is still pruning time for me, and not yet harvest time.

So, I’m simply sorry for making haste, I don’t want to waste His grace.

In other words, I’m losing my watch and allowing God take control of this blog.

In the meantime, I’d keep posting on my social media handles, God willing.

God bless you.

Always visit http://www.de-raconteur.com for life changing stories.

Xoxo 😍

THE NAME OF JESUS

That’s how on Saturday night, October 5th to be precise, I and Juwon my friend strolled back home from evangelism/visitation.

O boy! The name of Jesus is powerful!

See how the events unfolded

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“Ogbeni! Bring that phone” the hoodlum shouted after missing his target of grabbing the Infinix Hot S3 held in my hands.

On turning back, I could see the dagger pointed in my direction as the hoodlum made an attempt to snatch the phone from my hand. They were two at my back for that matter!

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I lost my watch

Written by Fortune Jacob

I watched from the corner of the blanket as my husband tossed from side to side muttering to himself words too silent for me to hear. I looked at the clock it was 2 am, and he hasn’t slept. This has been the trend since 4 days ago after he visited his friend pastor Leke. For 4 days he has been sullen and restless.

Yesterday the rent was due, and only part payment was offered.

Today, the children school fees was requested again. One more week and the kids will be sent home. That was the verdict of the school.

My business was not moving like before, I had not restocked my goods in over 8 months.

We were pressed on every side.

The bed squeaked for the umpteenth time, I lost count of how many times it had made that annoying sound, simply because my husband could not stay still.

When I slept off, I couldn’t tell, but I woke up from a revelation and it was direct like nothing I had seen before. I looked at the time.


4:30 am.


My husband?


Soundly asleep.


I picked up my bible, careful not to disturb him, he needed that sleep. I tiptoed to the living room. It was time to meet with God. I was left to wrestle with Him.

By day break, I now had an idea of what was going on and I knew I had to speak with my husband, but how do I start?


I knocked on his study door, entering before any answer came, he had his bible open before him but was too distracted to even notice my presence.


Tapping his shoulders, I knelt before him, praying for the right words to speak.


He was surprised for there was no quarrel the night before or argument that needed settling.
With a confused look he asked


“Are you okay?
Why are you kneeling down?”

Taking his hands in mine I began


“My priest and crown, my love and confidant, I couldn’t not ask for a better man for God gave me the best man ever. I am happy to walk side by side with you as we make our heavenward journey. I have no regrets since the day I said ‘I do’. For God has shown His faithfulness over and over again.
I am happy that you are God’s servant but most importantly His child. I hear you pray each day “make me a man after your heart, let my gaze be on you”.
And God had been upholding you even in the midst of the storms. You have been an example to me, the kids and others. Even now I see the kids look to you daily happy that they have a leader to guide them through life.
But recently I have looked into your eyes and I see a man that’s getting weary, I see your back bending and I see you stretching your hands towards men. I see you taking your gaze off the Savior to look at your watch, only to discover that it no longer works. Your watch is dead.
Honey, I hear you asking the Lord each day, “Just when?”


“And his every reply?
At the right time.”


“You have waited and prayed for that right time only to discover that you have to wait some more. Now, you are fed up and you’ve decided that since the Lord is too slow concerning His promises, you will just borrow the next available watch.”


“You have even gone ahead to make appointments with Pastor Leke your lost and found old seminary friend. Who has all in abundance.”

“Yesterday night, the Lord gave you three verses and specifically told you that your alliance will take you farther away from the promised blessings. It was unlike you who would immediately wake me up for us to pray about that revelation.”


“The Lord said he hasn’t forgotten you, he said he is not through with you that when he is done trying you. You will come forth as gold.”


Tears were flowing as I continued…


Adekunle Ayodele, the Lord says to you “lose your watch and let Him do the checking.”

“Take your eyes off the clock and let Him do the timing. He wants you to trust that he never leaves any project unfinished. Because faithful is He who has called you who also will do it.”

“You have waited too much, too long. You cannot afford to leave now.”

By this time my husband was crying and knelt beside me.


“Ife mi” he sobbed,

“it will be foolish to ask how you knew about the revelation the Lord showed me.”


“I got tired of waiting, tired of calling, tired of requesting. I felt he only answers when I call him on behalf of others, as soon as I come for myself or my family, He shuts the door. I decided to approach Leke and indeed borrow his watch.”

“I need help, I need His mercies.
Thank you for praying for me, for standing in the gap.”


We held our hands together and prayed. The earth shook and heaven listened as we lost our watches to the Savior’s clock.

#fiction

Waiting is never an easy task. You know when you start but don’t know how long you will be there.

But…


While you wait, the master is pruning, he is grooming and he is making your life an edifice for His glory.


Whether you are waiting for that job, or child, or spouse, or employment. Waiting for healing or progress, as long as there is no sin and you are living in righteousness. Then hear this:


“Weeping may endure for a while but joy comes in the morning
The Lord is not slack concerning his promises….
Faithful is he that promised, who also will do it.”


While you wait, please loose your watch to the Savior’s clock.


He will come through for you.

I’m Back

Hello Tribe!

Salt is back!

Yeah, yeah! ✌

I know you have missed me, I’ve missed you too.

Like seriously!

And thanks for your prayers, guys. 🙏

God helped me in my exams and I am grateful.

Can you guess what I’ve been doing in the past five months of my absence on this platform?

I’ve been sharpening my dull edges in writing..

We’d be having special posts from guests.

Guys, please forgive me for not finishing up the beatitudes series, don’t worry, we’re finishing it up together this time around.

Xoxo 😍

FOREVER IN MY HEART

“… He therefore departed for a season, that thou shouldest receive him forever.”

Philemon 15

Hello friends, No no… I call you brothers and sisters, Yes… Hello bro,😍 hello sis 😘 I mean every word I say – you’re now family to me, I mean, my loved ones.

Thanks for all the tremendous support I’ve received in the month of May, I mean it’s been like no other!

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I’m No Longer A Slave To Fear

Click on the link for the Video: I’m No Longer A Slave To Fear

I so love this song because it speaks to the depths of my inmost being! Enjoy this beautiful song with me.

You unravel me, with a melody
You surround me with a song
Of deliverance, from my enemies
Till all my fears are gone

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COATS OF SKINS

COATS OF SKINS

Written by Edet Crownofglory




Genesis 3:21 “Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them”

Do you know what a coat of skin is?

I bless the Lord the day He used a writer to open my eyes to the deep revelation in that verse.

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My Oil is Finished!!!


A popular saying goes thus “A river that is connected to its source can never get dry”.

Let me tell you a little about myself so you can know how to help me.

My name is EyinjuOluwa. I was given the name by my parents as the only child. I attended a Bible believing church with my parents where I gave my life to Christ at the age of 8.

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GREATER THINGS ARE YET TO COME!


However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived ” – the things God has prepared for those who love him – these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit. The spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God” – 1 Corinthians 2:9-10

I’m a strange mix of procrastination and planner. Super OCD about the important things, super laid back about everything else. On the outside, and on paper it may look like I have things figured out. (Definitely don’t😬) but I do things that are important to me.

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WEEKEND CORNER: BLESS THE LORD OH MY SOUL!

Click here for last week’s episode of the Weekend’s Corner. 😁

Sometimes, we tend to go through life looking down on ourselves and forgetting the great store of virtue lying within us.

This calls for self examination and realisation.

Seriously I usually get tired of knowing so much and doing so little, I mean how can I go to church on Sunday and pray like Elijah, and then on Monday, I can’t remember a word from all I learnt.

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