Sunday Is Like Jollof Rice!

Sunday church is not enough for me. Not because I’m some shpiritwa breda with a dozen tye & die long sleeves and countless Christian fellowship t-shirts with a tongues-induced coarse voice. I’m not that guy who knows more verses off-head than he has female friends. Still, Sunday church is like jollof rice for me; it’s just not enough. I guess I’m just that needy.

My need is so great that a two hour service a week just wont cut it for me. My mom laughs, she says she sees how our generation is more on fire than her Orthodox one. “It’s understandable,” she said “ the temptations and demons in the system these days, they know computer, they know Facebook, Instylegram (lol, dont laugh at mum!), in fact they are wilder and more high-tech than when I was in YPG.” Goodness you’ll have heard me laugh from Togo.

But its not just the temptations or the prowling darkness that makes Sunday insufficient; it’s the size of the dreams. When you align yourself to God, you’ve taken sides. If you’ve taken His side, where do you expect your help to come from? How can you receive help from a source you don’t know or spend quality time with? How will you even get the message that help’s been sent if you don’t hang out enough? How will you be able to hear if He’s showing you where the opportunity is when an English Priemier League match lasts longer than the attention you give Him in a week?

Awurade! Is this the end?
Awurade! Is this the end?

I guess…if the dream is big enough, the appetite grows to match it. Also, when God lifts you to a place you know you couldn’t have gotten to in your own might, you kind of feel more stuck to him. It’s like being afraid of height and being lifted to the 23rd floor. One look down and you see why you really need to clasp unto the hand that lifted you. Shuwe!

I don’t know your beginnings or where you want to get to, but I can tell you for a fact that Sunday is just not enough. Fellowshipping with God on Sundays alone and expecting to get intimate with Him is like sending kiss-smileys to a hot girl you just met on whatsapp and expecting her to cook jollof for you. Are you Leonardo DiCaprio?

But I should say that this doesn’t apply to everyone; not every car runs on diesel. Different people have different sources of grace, but I know only one with eternal benefits and no strings attached. You are the funniest dude if you claim to believe in God and expect to make it using the same means as some atheist friend of yours. It’s like being a diesel car and being interested in petrol promos. What’s wrong with you?

Drink deep or taste not fam. If you’ve chosen to walk this side of the road, recognize that once a week just wont do much. Attend some intensive prayer meetings on Fridays. Meet once a week for Bible study. Top it up with some alone time with Him. If the race is really not for the swift, then stop trying to be some fast guy o. Do what you must do, then involve Oluwa.

Me with my ‘Sunday is not enough’ anthem kraa, charle it’s not easy, I promise! Lol, but grace keeps us. We were cut out for extraordinary, let’s cultivate a spiritual appetite that matches that. You wi’ me?

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27 Comments

  1. Desha said:

    Reminds me of something i read somewhere: “the Bible is BREAD meant to be eaten daily, not CAKE for special occasions only!”
    God bless you Ben. You inspire waaaa! 🙂

    May 10, 2016
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  2. Reginald Asamoah Otoo said:

    Very true bro. It’s a daily walk and not a weekly checkup

    February 15, 2016
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    • BenJ said:

      Yep! A daily walk it is. God help us all.

      February 18, 2016
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  3. I love this. I believe people will only start making everyday a Sunday if they finally UNDERSTAND and realize the need for intimate fellowship with God. Until you realize how important it is to fill your vehicle with diesel ( as well as the danger if you do otherwise), you’d always consider a petrol promo.

    February 15, 2016
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    • BenJ said:

      I couldnt agree more T…so spot on! You get it so perfectly 😉

      February 15, 2016
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  4. Kuukuah said:

    Feeling guilty but it is true to the core. The one i do: Constantly checking my watch in church, God help us.

    February 14, 2016
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    • BenJ said:

      lol, K, God help us indeed. I do that too sometimes and I feel so bad, because what more important thing is there to do kraa, you know?

      February 15, 2016
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  5. Elsie Quayson said:

    *singing* 🎶Read your Bible, pray everyday…If you want to growwww!!!!🎶
    Definitely with you my shpiiiritttual breda! 💪💪💪

    February 14, 2016
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    • BenJ said:

      Eeeeiii Elsie, right now dier you are emoji tycoon o. I salute!

      February 15, 2016
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  6. Adzo said:

    This is deep. I’m wi’ you!

    February 14, 2016
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    • BenJ said:

      Lovin’ the company 🙂

      February 15, 2016
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  7. Jan said:

    triple thumbs up..
    couldn’t agree more!

    February 14, 2016
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    • BenJ said:

      Yaaay, loving the support.:-)

      February 15, 2016
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  8. Evelyn Bruce said:

    I can’t agree more.
    I just feel guilty for using work and language barrier as an excuse for not getting deep. But I still trust God to be in control. 😟

    February 13, 2016
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    • BenJ said:

      O my goodness, we have the same excuses!lol, but there is hope, yes? one decision at a time.

      February 13, 2016
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  9. Elorm said:

    Wi’ you Ben!.drink deep or taste not

    February 13, 2016
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    • BenJ said:

      Be’er!lol, imagining you slurring it and all.

      February 13, 2016
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  10. Emefa said:

    Im wi’ u Ben.😊.dats some truth.da spiritual thirst nd hunger cant be satisfied only on sunday sha.God bless u.

    February 13, 2016
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    • BenJ said:

      Aaaammeennn! I rishiv it! lol, and you too E.

      February 13, 2016
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  11. Kathryn said:

    Well said, Ben…drink deep or taste not. 👌👍

    February 13, 2016
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    • BenJ said:

      Yup, no tasting and slurping and all the backs and forths 🙂

      February 13, 2016
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  12. Leslie said:

    With you 100%

    February 13, 2016
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    • BenJ said:

      Yeah mehn!But you dier, your fire is 7 days a week fire o.

      February 13, 2016
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  13. Joseyphina said:

    Great piece! I’m so glad I read this. God bless you!

    February 13, 2016
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    • BenJ said:

      Im even more glad you did J, God bless you more!

      February 13, 2016
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  14. Kwabena Darko said:

    Am with u Bro.

    February 13, 2016
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    • BenJ said:

      Awesome!

      February 13, 2016
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