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It's been five years since we spoke or wrote to each other. How have you been? How are papa, mama, and your brothers and sisters? I've missed you much in my journey around the world.
Last night, I was cooking some chicken stew when thoughts of 1996 came back to me. It was our year, Restless Feet. You won't believe I still remember how you and I would run down Alhaji Danjuma street in the heat of the afternoon, in nothing but white T-shirts, khaki pants, and rubber slippers. We'd be looking for trees to climb since our parents were not at home.
Do you remember the old Guava tree? Is it still there at the end of Danjuma? Or did someone cut it down? I hope it's still there, tall and strong. When I'm done with my journey, I want to come back and find good old Guava tree standing right where I left it.
You know, we had restless feet, you and I. We never could stay in one place for too long. We were two peas in a pod, inseparable friends running around town like Jack and Jill.
But I have something to tell you. In my journey around the world, I met someone. His name is Jesus.
I'd been traveling from one town to another, doing all manner of jobs. One day I'd be a news editor, the next a secretary, and then a lobbyist and a teacher--in fact, I did 65 different types of jobs before I found Jesus. But when I met Him, I stopped searching and dabbling in too many things. Jesus became the bread that could satisfy my hungry soul, and living water for my thirsty soul.
With Him, people can stop searching endlessly because their treasures and purpose lie at His feet. With Jesus, the restless feet always comes to rest and the search becomes centered on only one thing-- the Kingdom of God. And do you know the most amazing thing? When the search is centered on God, every other thing (like what we search for in this world) begin to follow after us.
RF, I am no longer the restless person you once knew. I've found what I've been looking for. I am a young 26-year old woman with a purpose and a strong determination to reach my destination. This letter is to tell you I'm coming home soon, and when I get there I'll tell you more.
No Longer Restless.
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But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and ALL these things shall be added unto you. Matthew 6:33.
For as many as are restless right now, searching here and there for something that can satisfy, today I want to encourage you to bring your focus to one place-- Jesus. With Him, there'll be no need to search for joy because you will already have it in Him.
Are you still searching for a significant other, a friend, a job, a promotion, or anything else that brings happiness? First let your search be centered on God, and you'll find that it's only a matter of time before lines fall to you in pleasant places.
"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled." Matthew 5:6.
You know how you're always hungry? After breakfast you get hungry for lunch, and after lunch, you get hungry for dinner-- in-between you get hungry for snacks. A never-ending cycle of hunger. Well, there's a deeper kind of hunger and it's not physical, but spiritual. It's not short-lived, but eternal. It's also never-ending, but more than anything else, it's PRICELESS. It's more filling than any of your favorite dishes.
Question for the Day: What's your priority today? God, or the material things that can fully completely satisfy? Choose God first and you'll find what you've been looking for.