It had been a pretty hectic day. It was also a day of fasting and prayer. As we returned home knowing we were already late, I told Irewamiri, “What are we eating tonight seeing we could not prepare our regular fried rice?” She said to me, “What would you love to eat?” I told her anything that would not add any more work load to the already hectic day. 

As we got home, I went to meet her in the kitchen and said to her, “So Babe,what are we cooking?” As I looked to my right, sitting here there elegantly was a pot of fried rice”. She had played a prank on me. I did not know she had some time to make the meal earlier in the day. I gave her a huge hug. 

There are two things that make up every great union: The first one is Love. The second one is Sacrifice. The Love of God to us is not even complete without a huge sacrifice of giving His son. You cannot talk about love without talking about sacrifice. 

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

John 3:16 NIV

A lot of times we want to talk about loving without making any form of sacrifice at all. Any sacrifice that is made without love is a waste. 

If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.

1 Corinthians 13:3 NIV

Second, there are things that will be revealed when we walk in love. There are things prepared for you that only love would reveal. 

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—

1 Corinthians 2:9 NIV

There are things prepared for those who love God. Yes! They are things unseen, unheard and things beyond our imagination.

Hear me- Do not let the devil lie to you that your love for God is a waste of time. There are “pots of fried rice” that you have not seen, “well peppered meat” that you have not unveiled and there are “bowls of salad” that are reserved just for you.

God may take you on a journey to prepare you for it but it does not mean He will deny you of it. When He reveals it to you, it will be at the right time with inexpressible joy. 

The waiting time is never a wasted time. At the end, the waiting will be worth it. Do not let your waiting season be hijacked by the devil.

Can you imagine I got angry because I thought there would not be fried rice? Even by the time I discovered the sacrifice she had made, the taste would not be amazing again. Be patient. God has great things prepared for you. 

temilOluwa Ola, Eruwa.

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