how I’ve made it this far

if I didn’t have my faith, this life would be too much for me

cuz this life, it’s heavy, see

this life, it’s too much weight for me

this life, it doesn’t wait for me

 

if I didn’t have my faith-

faith that

my community would never fail me

faith that

there’s a reason I still breathe

faith in the things I can’t see

 

ọmọ Yoruba ni mi, so, if I didn’t have igbagbọ mi

if I didn’t have imani

who would I be?

 

I could live through life, half awake, half alive

but that would mean I’m lost

that would mean I’ve lost

 

in my faith, I’ve found hope

in my faith, I don’t have to cope

I can move forward

move upward

overcome

thrive

 

I can remember that

I am alive, even when wave after wave of unrest and depression hit me in succession, when they knock me down

cuz like the wise man, I built my house on the Rock

even when I’m on the rocks, like the seed that gets snatched away when the devil comes to play, my Rock holds me

 

my Foundation

will never falter

 

because of my faith, this life will never be too much for me

He’s given me that guarantee

11.29.17

church notes: Praying with Power x Pastor Nathaniel Wright

“And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words. “Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him.”

Matthew 6:5-8 NKJV

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