Whew! Its the 14th day of the month of July. How time flies…
I promised to share the Jollof Rice Lesson today, so, here goes!
The Jollof Rice Lesson.
This is also another lesson about prayer, taught to me by the practical living of Mummy Adigun.
We were preparing for a particular function, I think it was a convocation. Jollof rice, the staple for parties, at least here in Nigeria, was on fire quietly cooking.
When it was almost time to move the food, the food was checked by the cooks in the house only to find out that the rice was burning.
You know that situation when the rice wasn’t soft yet but it was burning up fast, exactly. Adding water wouldn’t do much as there was water in it already.
All them Jollof rice expert started trying the different things they could do, the rice didn’t bulge, then Grandma stepped.
She walked into the kitchen, asked what was happening as after confirming herself, she asked that we gather round the pot of Jollof rice to pray. I saw the look on the faces of about two people that was in the kitchen with us that day, it was the same look on my face during the generator incident.
About five of us gathered round the simmering and burning pot of Jollof rice and echoed ‘amen’ as Grandma prayed a simple prayer.
After praying, she asked that the rice be covered a little and she left the kitchen. You can imagine the rest of the story.
That rice happened to be one of the best Jollof rice I have ever tasted. It stopped burning and was properly cooked.
Another lesson learnt.
God cares about the small things in your life. Talk to him about it.
We are tempted to think that God cares only about the BIG things in our lives, but He does care about the simple things too.
The fear of a bald head, protruding tummy, a crush in school, the habit of biting your finger nails, and other small stuff. God cares about them.
Talk to Him about it today and see how He responds.
Prayer is a BIG deal.
And the very hairs on your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows. Luke 12:7