Deliver Me From Earthwardness by Gbile Akanni

Bro. Gbile Akanni

Lord, I found my passions going the way of the earth. Earthy desires, like those of the men of the earth, conspire to make me heavy towards you. Earthly attachments, earthy longings, earthward attractions still show themselves in my natural mien. I seem to battle, some of the time, with a force of gravity pulling me towards earth’s activities and earth’s concerns and earth’s matters. When Lord, would I actually be free to soar the realms above? Beyond sinful lusts and worldliness, I found a general mental earthwardness that makes me yet more comfortable with the men of the earth than with the eternal beings above.

Why is it that I prefer to talk with men than to commune with God! Why do I feel it an uphill to go plunge in the labour of prayer and intercession for the things of Thy kingdom? Why am I more relaxed, capable of consuming precious hours in the fraternity of humans than to spend a mere day alone with God? Why should I rather more easily plunge into hours of discussion with my wife, chatting with my brethren, disciples and men than to sit alone and have HIM come pour into my soul instead?

Why do I prefer Counselling to Communion? Teaching to Meditating on the Word? Ministry to Devotion? Why should earthly labour, even if for God, seem to be the sweeter than being with Him? Am I not earthy, earthly and earthward?
Earthly labour, earthy chores, earthly concerns, earthy cares . . . legitimate, not even sinful, seem to more easily carry the day to the detriment of returning and resting in the holy presence. Why do I go through the endless cycle of running out and running in, burning out and coming back for refill? Why do I prefer to be refreshed than to remain ever fresh? I detest this earthwardness! Lord please break its hold over me!  It was David the King that cried . . .

Psalms 119:5-6 … “O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes!
Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments.” 

O that my heart was pre-conditioned to seek Thy face!  O that my reins would evermore long for Thy presence!  O that my mind, my thoughts and imaginations are perpetually fixed on Thee! And my words, my deed, my daily traffic, all completely centred on You.

While I am bound in this earthly, earthy and earthward tabernacle, Lord, may I yet daily relish the secret ecstasy of Divine communion. May I possess as my permanent possession, the joy of living, moving and having my being in you. Let the rejoicing of my heart, the merriment of my soul and the excitement of my laughter be of finding You and feeling You in the centre of my bosom. Alas… I discover a new deliverance at last.

Psalms 19:14 “Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.”

(Gleanings from livingseed.org)

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Bode Ososami

Bode Ososami retired from a management consulting firm and pastored at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Nigeria for over ten years. In the past, he has published 5 books. His third book " The Majesty of God " was published in December 2010. His fourth work "Perfect Fall Wedding: The Coming of Christ" was released in October 2011. His fifth book , Songs of Joseph, a Bible Devotional, was published in November 2012. He is also the author of "Wealth out of Ashes", a book describing God's plan for our prosperity.

23 thoughts on “Deliver Me From Earthwardness by Gbile Akanni”

  1. Oh! that men should praise thy LORD in spirit n in truth.

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  2. Lord I need this deliverance!

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  3. lord deliver me i pray

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  4. I am a strong follower of brother gbile akanni, i believe strongly in his ministry and i pray that his ministry will continue to grow and that his daily walk with the lord will be me forever intact and firm.

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  5. Oh! Lord God Almighty hlp me by ur mercy and dliver me 4rm my eathwardness 2, cos if ur vessle lik bro Gbile dat u r using 4 ur great woks in ur house s xperiencing ds dn no body s xmted, so lord pls hear my cry and hlp me lord

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  6. Thank God for men of God like Baba Gbile who lifts ones soul heavenward rather than earthward.I’m always appaled at His openness of heart.It depicts of a heart that never tires of God’s dealings daily.I sincerely needs such a heart, oh God!

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  7. Lord,if i say am overlaod wit earthy things its incomplet word.but 2gether wit ur servant Bro GBILE i cry deliever me.just lik d samaritan woman who said gv me dis living water dat i may testy no more.

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  8. I need more of you lord. Take me deeper

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  9. When the spirit is starved, it recedes, then the law of gravity takes its place. Oh God, restore my appetite for deep things of the spirit, O Lord, destroy every distraction from the confusion of the environment and give me the discipline to stay focused on the things that are truly eternal.

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  10. Oh Lord deliver me

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  11. Dearest Lord Jesus, Please help save me and my entire family from lust and prayerlessness, Amen.

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  12. One man i ever love since my encountering with his undiluted messages is Bro Gbile Akanni. May you be remembered and recognized when Jesus comes the second time, Amen

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  13. Oh lord help me at ds junction of my life i needs you more than before,help me to remain at your presence forever

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  14. Hel meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee OH Lord that i also may not miss your out at your coming. Let every load of eartwardness be taken away

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  15. Giv God or I die!

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  16. i luv you bro.gbile

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  17. Deliver me, o God, not just from earthwardness but also from my self, my folly & d devil. Lord, pls come to my rescue & dt very early.

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  18. I thought I was born again until I heard Bro Gbile in Colorado 2011. My life has been changed forever changed. Glory to God.

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  19. pls remind me dear lord. oh my heart cry i pour before u dear lord pls never let me go.Draw me ever to dis river that never shall run dry

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  20. Thank you Jesus

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  21. Lord Jesus i depend solemnly on You, i cannot help myself all i need is your ever fresh grace upon me to wait on you, and live daily in your word. help me and rid me of myself Lord, let me be fool for you all my life that You will do that which is your will in my life Lord. my heart desire you in a more powerful manner everyday lord, come live in me and make all that i do and think be ALL ABOUT YOU LORD.

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  22. Enter your comment here…Lord Help me oooo.. I plead for ur Mercy my dear Lord!!

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