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Wow! The month is going by so fast…
I can’t believe it’s almost the middle of March! It is happening so fast…
We have an amazing, amazing guest writer today!
We all know her, and absolutely love her!!
She’s the Amazing Ameze!!!
Oh! how I love Merriam Webster’s definition of a Promise:
a. a declaration that one will do or refrain from doing something specified
b. a legally binding declaration that gives the person to whom it is made a right to expect or to claim the performance or forbearance of a specified act.
This definition literally gives me goose bumps! I only decided to find out how the dictionary defines a promise, because JUGN, once again, gave me the honour of being a guest blogger. My definition of a Promise, before today, was limited to where someone assures you that they will do or refrain from doing something, but that it gives me “a right to expect or to claim the performance or the forbearance of the specified act” is mind blowing!
What’s more, our confidence in the performance of a promise, is mostly dependent on our perceived capacity of the one who is making that promise. So, if I receive a promise, my first thought would be, can she do it? And if she can, is she willing to do it?
I remember a story in the bible, where Jesus was in one of the towns and a leprous man begged to be healed saying “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.”…trust my Jesus, He reached out His hand, touched the man and, “I am willing” He said, “Be Clean”. Woohoo!
Sometime in June 2016, as I walked through the gate of David’s Christian Centre for the “When Women Worship” Conference, a pleasant lady seating at the registration desk, asked me to pick a promise. She had in front of her, a basket of hundreds of neatly folded papers and she beckoned on me to pick one….
“There shall be no one miscarrying or barren in your land; I will fulfil the number of your days.” (Exodus 23: 26 – New American Standard Version).
That was my promise, from the Most High God! The one to whom nothing is impossible!
As soon as I got into the church auditorium, I lay prostrate, worshiping God, because I have known from my childhood, that God is not a man that He should lie, neither is He the son of man, that He should repent of His words! I was certain that He would keep His promise.
I understand if you think, “what’s the big deal? You get married, have sex and then you get pregnant!” Oh, but my story was slightly complicated. You see at some point, I was suspected of having a condition referred to as endometriosis, then I was diagnosed with something called Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and finally, like the nail on the coffin, I was informed that I had fibroids! What a lethal combination!
As soon as I read the promise though, I knew I was pregnant and that God was assuring me that he would bring my baby to term! Of course, the devil tried to abort God’s promise, but glory to God, he failed! Woefully too! The day after the conference, I went to the hospital to conduct a pregnancy test and sure enough, I was pregnant. My joy was almost short lived because, I started spotting and before I could comprehend the magnitude of what I was dealing with, I was on admission for about 10 days and sentenced to bed rest for a month!
Every step of the way though, I remembered my promise and that faithful is the one that had promised!
I read my promise every day and every night till my baby was born….Yes, every day and every night, anointing my belly each time.
The morning she arrived, my joy was indescribable – I sent her picture to my Pastor and she declared – “The word made flesh”!
Indeed, God carefully watched over His word to perform it. He kept His promise and I am extremely grateful to this extremely faithful God! He is, the Promise Keeper.
There’s such power in God’s word! Such power!!! Such Supernatural, creative power.
And the amazing part is that you just have to believe. Once God gives you a word, the word is. God said let there be light, and boom there was light.
The word has a creative force to just become. It is up to you to see that Word made flesh in your life.. so you gotta keep speaking and declaring that Word! Don’t stop saying it. Say it till your whole mind and being believes and becomes the word!
Gotta go now, guys!
The word of God is just so good!!
See y’all later