I am currently working (or trying to work) on my fourth book “Prayers For Your Future Husband (Spirit Led Prayers For The One Whose Name You Don’t Know)’.
It will be out God willing in January 2017, as a gift along with our The Women At The Well first book (all ladies, you should absolutely pre-order this package HERE, would be just such a blessing).
It is a book that I probably had written ever since June 2016 or so.Â I wrote it all behind a jotter as I prayed one night.
I suddenly had a burden one night to pray for my future husband – from his heart, to his purpose, to his life choices… for direction to his sexuality to his ability to lead, etc.
And as I prayed, the Spirit just totally poured out what to pray for on me and what the book should be about.
I was away at Bro Gbile Akanni MLR retreat at Gboko Benue State last week and again I had serious burden to pray for my man.
God always lays it on me… but even as I pray I recognize the fact that it is not just my man who needs prayers; ALL OUR MEN NEED PRAYERS.
Satan is toying with manhood. More like waging a serious war against men and like I said to my sisters at our last TWTW meet in Lagos (see HERE for the messages), most of us don’t even know that there is a war going on.
Our men wake up, take their briefcases and go in search for money ONLY without knowing that that’s exactly satan’s plan for their lives.
Have the men wrapped up with money so they can abdicate on their roles as leaders, husbands, fathers and spiritual heads.
Most men no longer have any interest in things that will help them grow if it has nothing to do with business and money.
One of my friend, a father said “a man’s work is to hustle and bring in money for the family… that’s what he should be concerned about.”
I shook my head so much at him, I am sure my head almost fell off what with the way I get so passionate about issues like this.
In Gbile Akanni’s words from his book “The dignity of manhood”, being a man is moreÂ than going to work and coming back home tired while demanding for your food (paraphrased).
Being only concerned about money and food when there is a lot more at stake is just so sad.
My brothers, I have spoken to some of you and oh, even the words from your mouth send me back into this burden for you…
And the men who God has helped and can help raise other men for Him fall into the trap of “I am too busy to father another grown man, let them learn the ropes on their own”.
What can we do brothers?
We cannot bad mouth you, you are part of our family.
Our husbands are among you…
Our brother-in-laws are among you..
Our friends are among you..
So aside from praying, what can we do?
This series on this blog is an attempt to see how God would help me do my own quota by the gift of writing He has given me.
Just like “Chastity For Men”, I hope that this series touches lots of our men and even if its just a man whoÂ is brought in to see the realization of His identity and purpose in Christ then that’s enough.
From one seed, others will spring up.
I believe that dearly.
So for the next three to four weeks we will be digging into raising men for Jesus on here.
When we say ‘where are the men’, we hope and pray that godly men… men full of Jesus with understanding about their roles will arise.
Tell a friend to tell another friend to stick around.
As a brother, do other brothers good by sharing this series everywhere.
Introducing: ‘Where Are The Men’ Series Click To Tweet
I also recommend two books as we go along.
Letters To Our Fathers by Mobolaji Olorisade (You can watch the video below to know how to get your copy)
And ‘The Dignity Of Manhood” by Gbile Akanni.
I have a copy of The Dignity Of Manhood to give out. Stick around here next Monday to find our how to win it 🙂
So keep a date with us on here this December.
AmakaDecember 12, 2016 at 3:33 pm
P. S Babe, there so many tabs popping up your blog almost at once. Or is it my phone? Double check.
Frances OkoroDecember 23, 2016 at 3:27 pm
Its just the tab of the book for aspiring authors that pop out oh.. maybe its your phone babe
AmakaDecember 12, 2016 at 3:36 pm
Meanwhile, is this new series taking the place of purpose series? Tell me it’s not true, please.
Just so you know, I’m expecting a fresh post on ‘walking in purpose’ *straight face*
Frances OkoroDecember 23, 2016 at 3:34 pm
Hehe… i dont know oh Amakamedia. we will be back to the purpose series soon… maybe we will continue with more on TWTW blog in January
BisolaDecember 12, 2016 at 9:01 pm
Bring it on. I love reading the stuff you write.
Frances OkoroDecember 23, 2016 at 3:36 pm
Awwwww, thank you Bisola 🙂
'BDecember 13, 2016 at 8:21 am
Most men certainly need purging, renewal, revamping and maybe overhauling of the mind abi na heart. Like seriously some would talk and it would take the grace of God and the fear of getting slapped of course not to punch them in the face. the magnitude of isokuso that comes out of their mouth ehn is alarming no be small. There’s just way too much misinformation out there, which is why the idea of this series is a great one
p.s. our prayer is that through this series let eyes be opened and minds be renewed and lives be changed. Can I get an Ameen
p.s. my brothers, shey you know you don’t have any excuse for hitting a woman. She was being rude is a really stale one.
Frances OkoroDecember 23, 2016 at 3:46 pm
Amen and amen and amen B!
And yes, that excuse is a stale one indeed.
Cheers to continuing the series in the new year…