It’s day 9!
Been a great couple of days reading about God’s great awesomeness in the lives of his daughters…
Oh the joy, that comes when you receive a word from God! 💃💃
Today’s post is from an amazing lady. She’s resilient and loves to write!!! You should see her do a review of a sermon… My God!!! Always so detailed and elaborate, sheer awesomeness!!!
She also just joined the JUG team, so I need you guys to show her some love!!
Join me Welcome Miss Chidinma Okafor! Whoop! Whoop!! 💃💃💃
WHERE I WAS
My relationship with personal promises received in church took on a whole new meaning at the When Women Worship 2017 conference, themed: The Name of Jesus.
I was someone who could get flustered and overwhelmed easily, when you pile up a lot on me that I don’t feel equipped for. Looking back, it usually starts when I have a lot to do and I start postponing my quiet time to buy some time to get them done. Wrong move! Trap!! Soon afterwards, the other side of my introvertedness takes over. I will start complaining, making silly mistakes, dodging responsibilities, and feeling like the world is on top of me.
And such was my state by the time of this particular conference. On top of that, I was neck deep in challenges. I was in dire need. It wasn’t like they weren’t there before, but all my challenges became magnified several times over in my mind. Everything I had, felt old. All I could see were my inadequacies. I didn’t even look beautiful in my own eyes. It was like time had passed me by. I told myself that I had made too many mistakes, and lost too many opportunities. I was a smiling but ticking time bomb of despair. I desperately needed divine intervention. I was heading to that point when I will tell myself that I need to take some time away from church to sort myself out.
But then, thank God for JESUS!
On the day of WWW2017 I got to the hall a bit late and exhausted. It was packed full. At a point, we were told about the wonders of believing the promises. Immediately I had a longing for one of my own. I asked one of my neighbours for her jotter to look at it and afterwards, i prayed earnestly for God to give me my own promise, a cute jotter and a pen.
It would have hurt real bad had I not gotten one that day. Thankfully, I didn’t just get one, I got two! It so happened that just right beside me, the seat wasn’t taken and the ladies whose things were on them said I could have the gift pack. Then after the conference ended, i went round to look for another gift pack. Ahn ahn…that jotter was just too cute for me to get only one.
A sister picking up envelopes gave me another pack with a jotter when I saw her with two, and I asked her for one. I searched and found no promise in it.
But the one I got? Oh boy!
Isaiah 45:3 MSG
I’ll lead you to buried treasures, secret caches of valuables— Confirmations that it is, in fact, I, God , the God of Israel, who calls you by your name.
I thought to myself what a cute translation this Message Bible is. I finally got to ask Google what this cache my phone kept telling me to clear really meant. Lol.
When I got home, i sat down and read that Scripture over and over and over and over. Every time, it came to mind, I brought it out to confess it. Initially, it just read good. After a while, it began to open to me. Like Pastor M would say, I milked that Word and squeeze all the juice I could out of it.
Lol! My sanity kinda depended on it, you know? Lol. It dawned on me that it was God who will do it all by Himself for me.
In verse 2, He was detailed about how He was going to go about it (for me). He was going ahead of me, clearing and paving the road, breaking down bronze city gates, smashing padlocks, kicking down barred entrances…” And when He is done, then He will hand over to me the hidden treasures and secret store of valuables. I saw all my needs met in there. Abundance, new wardrobe, bills paid, debts cleared, fruitfulness, dominion,multiple streams of income, etc.
Don’t even let me talk about where He said He was going to give me the task of taming the nations in verse 1. I caught a whiff of the familiar scent of purpose there.
It is amazing that God would go that far to honour his covenant with His people. And as all His promises are Yes and Amen in Christ, and I am His covenant child, He would do it for me too. For me?! Why?? Just to reassure me that He called me by my name; to assure me of His love and whose I am. I was humbled. I did a back flip in my heart,
swooned and effectively fainted from too much love. I slept in that love. My soul rested. I walked on both water and air. I had confidence in God again,
the name of Jesus (both a prayer and an answer), and who I am. I got a grip. Then that love song by Dunsin Oyekan, ‘If all I say is Jesus…’ finished the work. I wept cleansing tears.
Life didn’t turn right side up immediately. But I knew I was going to be fine. I knew I am loved. I knew God had my back. I knew He will untie all the tough knots in my life. I knew I had Jesus. I knew I had help and I wasn’t alone.
The liars in my head and mind were evacuated by that Promise. I felt good in my heart for a long long time. I radiated joy. It was hard to upset me for weeks. I was content, motivated and I had a level of control over things. For someone prone to worry and over thinking, it is a pretty big deal to be personally touched this way by God.
Thank you, Just Us Girls Naija Team. For my sake, and for the sake of many like me, your full reward is sure.
The word of God is just sweet!!! How does anybody live without it?
He says; “I’ll go ahead of you clearing and paving the road, breaking down bronzed gates, smashing padlocks and kicking down barred entrances”…
Sweetie you need to have a consciousness that God is leading you. He’s in front of you. He’s in your future. Doors will be opened for you, because he’s cleared the path. He will break down gates for you; entrances into cities. You’ll see your business enter through international gates and doors.
And all you need to do is just believe, that’s all! And after he has opened the doors for you, he’ll direct you to where the hidden treasures are! He would guide you to clients that no one knows about. They seem hidden but they are treasures!!!
I’m so excited about this word!
It just gets better each day!!!
Really looking forward to the days to come… Whoop!! 💃💃💃
See you soon ladies!