Didn't get the memo, still I believe

Hi

When time ceases to exist, when darkness looms glaringly, when void fills the vacumn, there is a Presence that is ever present, He is GOD (Gen 1:2).

Whether or not He is acknowledged is a matter of individual choice.

Today, GOD, I acknowledge you. I acknowledge you as my father, my master, my friend, my mentor, you Oh Lord are the lover of my soul.

I did not get the memo about 1st of December and then when I did, suke blogger would not allow me sign in to post. Better late than never ehn, so here goes.

  • I believe in God because I met him not amongst a grand gathering or from the preaching of an eloquent preacher. I met God from the pages of the scripture, the book of John to be precise. Was given a New Testament Gideon's bible by an Uncle and he asked me to read the book of John. Being an avid reader I started on it when there was no pacessetter to read was and gripped. Especially when it got to what I called the climax, John 15. So gripped was I that I stayed back after school to finish reading. Was trying hard to understand why this hero who was about to die was so bothered about his friends, the one he also called brethren. A friend who had noticed the fact that I was reading a bible asked if I had become a christian and I replied no. She later asked to share with me and ask if I wanted to become one and I said yes (it was free so no harm, I thought). That was the begining of the journey.
  • I believe in God because I was a withdrawn shy girl who had low self esteem especially because of my small frame and comical characteristics. From discovering God, I realise he never makes mistakes, my petite nature gives me a USP. He created me as such so that folks can not but remember me. I realise that a merry heart is like a good medicine and the comical character was meant for mine and others heart merriment. Today I am no longer the same.
I believe in God because there have been several occassions when I have prayed for specific things and got specific results attributable to the prayer I prayed. A few instances
  1. I was in Class 3 and lost one of my gold stud ear rings, they were real gold and I had already lost quite a few. I remember mama 30+ strictly warning if you loose this earring I will let you know that God has no tribal marks. I searched the whole classroom, dining room, no show. I covered up but day 2 mama 30+ asked and I said it is hidden somewhere. School closed and dread came on me, I prayed as I have never done in my life while wondering if God was actually interested in that kind of prayer afterall it was because of my carelessness and being too playful. I stood outside the school gates dejectedly exhausted from praying and crying, suddenly felt impressed to look ahead of me and believe it or not there was tiny glistening in the sand I approached it and it was my tiny stud ear ring. I can never forget that feeling I nearly went crazy with joy. A small stud ear ring found outside a school gate the ground was not tarred mind you, it was covered in light brown sand. I know ear ring is meaningless but as far as I was concerned on that particular date it was a matter of life and death, you need to know mama 30+ to know what I am talking about.
  2. Once my brother laid on the bed writhing in pain, clutching his stomach with no Mum or Dad around and no mobile phone technology to call anyone. I laid hands on him and prayed in the name of Jesus as I have read in the bible for the pain to disappear (I was probably 14 or 15yrs old). He slept within minutes and woke up perfectly well.
  3. When things were tough in the UK, I had been asking God whether or not to go back to Nigeria and finally on this fateful day walking down the street decided to start packing as soon as I got home. I heard audibly and softly this words "it is I who works in you both to will and do of my good pleasure". I turned to see who spoke but there was no one behind me on that street. That settled it, I stayed, today I have no regrets.
I believe in God because I have never lacked comfort even though it may not be the comfort I asked at that particular time, comfort always come. A word from the bible, a phonecall, a remark, a scenery, a song, a post, a chirping bird, the sunrise, Banff Hills, my family, fresh air, food on my table, a good cry in his presence e.t.c.

One thing I know is that, He is ever present whenever I need him most.....then again I have made a choice to acknowledge him.

Do you acknowledge him?

33 comments:

Writefreak said...

I too have had testimonies of God showing up for me even in the seemingly little things, He never ceases to prove to me that He is interested in every details of our lives...
And for this reason and many more, i believe!
Am i firsssst????

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Shubby Doo said...

i believe in God...he is the great I am

LG said...

YES I BELIEVE...

simeone said...

i believe o and i acknowledge Him as my Lord...i love ur testimonies...

NoLimit said...

Wow!!!...am blown away...that earring testimony is major!!!
Of a truth, our God is real!

ShonaVixen said...

i do believe!!

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NigerianDramaQueen said...

I most definately do believe in Him. It's crazy but I was having a choatic week last week and the first words that came out of my mouth were "I believe in God". I went to Jaycee's blog and that was what her post was entitled, then I went to Rita's blog and that's what her post was about too...only for me to come here and its the same message...crazy!!!!!

Rita said...

Oh My God...This is so touching... God is awesome and wonderful...

Afrobabe said...

Living in Uk without loosing ur mind with worry of where the next meal will come from and if you really ought to be here is a good enough reason to believe in God...

Funms-the rebirth said...

great testimonies....... i believe in God cuz he has shown me that he is indeed faithful God

Truth said...

I realy realy do believe in Him. You have to believ for you to understand your testimonies. It is indeed good to believe.Thank God for being a God to believe in.

Buttercup said...

nawa for blogger o, been trying to comment for a while now..

God just keeps proving Himself to me..even when i least expect it..

i totally acknowledge Him.

how r u anywayz?

Believer said...

Egbon mi, e jo, e ma binu, didn 't have your email addy o, u for get the memo. Anyhoo I thank God. I thank God that He is real in the lives of so many

Be silent said...

I don't know where to start from about God and his love for us.....

THIRTY + said...

Yes o my people, he is God.

Hadassah said...

God is real! That was touching 30+ just made think of everything God Has done and is doing in my life

darkelcee said...

sister, how u doing now?

i believe God too and i acknowledge him

Olamild said...

Wonderful!

"I have never lacked comfort even though it may not be the comfort I asked at that particular time, comfort always come."

Amen to that
I can relate to that

aloted said...

may HIS name be praised..

He is an awesome wonder

OluwaDee said...

Amazing grace.

I can soooo relate.

AlooFar said...

Praise God!

How are you 30?

THIRTY + said...

@Haddasah, glad it made you think

@Darkelcee, I am fine o, oya go and do likewise as in write your own I believe post

@Aloted, Amen

@Olamild, been a while, thanks to you I am missing okin shortcake seriously.

@Oluwadee, yes o

@Aloofar, I am fine but be careful yourself. I am not 30 but 3o+ infact I am THIRTY +.

Believer said...

Have a wonderful weekend..

archiwiz said...

I didn't get the memo either, but whenever I'm tempted to not believe God, or think of going around God to achieve anything, His word comes back to me. And I remember that the same God that brought me through the most impossible situations in my life, is still here, and can, and will do it again for me. I love God so much. There's absolutely NO way I could have done without Him in my life. He's just so amazing.

Oh, and BTW, I've responded to ur comment on my blog. Email me for ur invite.

Jaycee said...

Awww I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this post....*sigh*

So, we all know that the reason that shy girl was so withdrawn is the same reason why she will eventually become a LIGHT in the midst of darkness...

I heard that God uses those things we consider "failures" to make His name "glorious"...:)

Jinta said...

i believe...

princesa said...

Lovely testimonies. God is indeed real.

Allied said...

Update now! its been 11 days

moses said...

"God is awesome."

I have seen His goodness in my life.

He has alot for you in the times to come Just continue to believe.

mystoriesmytestimonies said...

God is real...
i BELIEVE....