31 Days of Wisdom and Worship – Day 21 – Pastor Banks Babade

The horse is made ready for the day of battle,
    but victory rests with the Lord.” Proverbs 21:31 NIV




My precious sister who was highly successful, who accomplished so much in a short period of time, who climbed the highest pinnacle you can imagine as a Doctor, an Anesthesiologist who graduated top amongst her peers at every level. She went to be with the Lord few months ago and there is not a day that goes by without me thinking of her. I asked her a question, I said, Sister Mo what is the secret of your success? She said “I pray as though it all depends on God and prepare as though it all depends on me.” This statement is the key to success. Most times we have people doing one or the other or simply none of the above. If we model our lives by this principle “getting our horse ready for battle but knowing that the victory rest with the Lord” we will become unstoppable. Pastor Ryan once preached about the 5 P’s (Prayerful Preparation Prevents Poor Performance). The quality of the output of our investment in the different facets of our life is depended on how ready our horse is and our closeness to the heart of God. God will guide us and lead us in the right path regarding our finances, relationships, children, business, career… He knows the right path for us to take. Knowing the right path is simply not enough we need the strength and courage to embark on the path and that’s where preparation comes in.




Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.”Psalm 20:7 NIV


Father, it is your desire that I triumph in life. Lord give me the strength to be as diligent as I should be and give me the heart of worship to be so close to you so my strength is renewed like that of eagle. I don’t want to be slothful in business but fervent in spirit serving the Lord.