“DARLING, DON’T WASTE MY FOOD”
Irewamiri gave me an amazing meal of pounded yam (the refined version called “poundo”) and vegetables. At a point, I knew that I had enough already. I said to her, “Darling, thanks for the meal. I am satisfied”. She responded that “Darling, don’t waste my food”.
I had to explain to her that she made an amazing meal about 48 hours earlier. I did not stop eating when the Holy Spirit told me that I had enough already. I did not want her to feel bad that I did not eat much after the pain she went through making the meal. I was spiritually insensitive that night. It was hard waking up to observe my prayers. I told her, “I am sorry. I cannot disobey the Holy Spirit again. I love the meal but I must obey”.
Beloved, if you allow emotions to hold you back from obeying the prompt of the Holy Spirit, be ready to pay the price. You can lose some measure of spiritual sensitivity. You can find it hard to pray when it is necessary.
Consecration is saying ‘No’ to things you love because you must say ‘Yes’ to the instructions of your Lord. Without consecration, you cannot go far with the Lord.
The Holy Spirit constantly needs you as a believer to be at the prime of your game. He is your coach here on earth. He needs you to bring on your “A” game at all times. You must be ready to listen and heed his warning.
However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth…
John 16:13a NKJV
The truth is our flesh will be in opposition anytime there is a divine demand on it.
What your corrupt nature wants is contrary to what your spiritual nature wants, and what your spiritual nature wants is contrary to what your corrupt nature wants. They are opposed to each other. As a result, you don’t always do what you intend to do.
Galatians 5:17 GW
There are days you can go on for hours without eating yet the flesh will not complain. However, the day you mention that you will be fasting, all hell will break loose.
If you have a spouse that does not understand consecration but becomes emotional constantly about divine prompts, you may always end up in compromise.
It will never be comfortable for the flesh to obey the prompts of the Spirit.
You must however train it how to stop eating your best meal right after the table is set because you picked a signal to fast and pray.
You must train it how to stand up from watching your favourite team play because the Lord has called you to prayer.
When you train your flesh, it bows to the leading of the Spirit. Men controlled by the flesh do not become giants in the Spirit.
Will you choose a path of growth and discipline today? The higher you fly, the deeper your consecration must be. Heights are sustained by depth. Pillars carry the weight of the structure. If the pillars are weak, the structures will give way. May you be on your feet when you are most needed.
temilOluwa Ola, Eruwa