We are still in January so it’s not late to still say it. So once again, Happy New Year! Hope the year is going fine.
Instead of a Throwback Thursday today, welcome to a Transformation Thursday. I’ll be featuring someone very close to my heart, an extremely good and close friend with a wonderful heart. The words in italics are mine. Meet Taiwo O. Enjoy her story in her own words.
My Makeover related Testimony
“I had an encounter with God (which started in makeover 2014)*that’s around the same time we met too* and got born again about 30 months ago. When I made the decision, I totally forgot about my folks who are kinda devout Muslims. I told them about my new lifestyle (Christianity)… My mum said it was impossible to practice such while I’m at home. My dad on the other hand threatened to disown me and he gave me 3 months to think about the whole thing as he believed I was still in the confusion stage and could still change my mind.
Through these months, I only went to church while school was in session. During the holidays, I went nowhere.
I finished from school last year October and then I began to ask God if that was going to be the end of my church going/gathering with the brethren, because it definitely couldn’t be the end of my Christian life.
I trusted that God who called me out of darkness and started a good work in me was faithful! I prayed that God would turn the heart of my father to please me.
First Sunday in November, I summoned the courage to ask my dad if I could go to church, he shunned me and literally sent me away.
The next Sunday, I went to ask again and he said “ok bye bye” (I didn’t even think it was going to be that easy).
He allowed me go to church subsequent Sundays. This Sunday, he said we needed to discuss this church going thingy… scared as I was, I met him yesterday, he asked a few questions and in the end he gave me his blessings… He said “whatever religion you’ve chosen… God guide you, bless you and strengthen you!” *Halleluyah!*
The same person who threatened to disown me a few months ago.
This can only be God!
He is indeed a good God!
P.S: I trust God for the salvation of my folks… My mum and dad who pray five times daily also read the bible EVERY morning!
Yesterday, my dad even said “if you invite me to your church I’ll come but that doesn’t stop me from being a Muslim”
I smell salvation.
– Taiwo O. ”
I smell it too, my darling. Having a relationship with Jesus Christ is just the bestest! Think about it if you are not already in one. #JesusTransforms
This is just awesome! God, who started this good work, is surely able to bring it to completion.
On my Instagram page (_misssara_), I started this series #21Verses, sharing verses over the past years that have helped me and kept me strong. *thinking* I’m meant to do like #365Verses or something. Lol. #11daystogo.
West African Faith Believers Convention (#WAFBEC) is coming up from Jan27th to Feb 4th. Hosted by Pastor ‘Poju Oyemade. Venue is The Covenant Place, Covenant Christian Centre, Iganmu.
Heather Lindsey is coming to Nigeria! Guiding Light Assembly, Parkview Ikoyi. Feb 4th and 5th.
My final year project is going fine, Thank God. My supervisor is one of the bestest in town. #NotLucky #Favoured.
I’ve used a lot of hashtags in one post. Or it seems like it. Thank you for reading to the end. * Big grin *
Yup! Your existence is not just about you. If you refuse to work on yourself and strive to be a better person, you put a whole lot of others at a disadvantage.
When you continue to hold on to that past hurt, you refuse to be of help others.
Yes,it happened years ago, it happened last week, over the weekend, whenever. Stop holding on to the hurt.
You don’t have a right to tell me that!you don’t know what I passed through!
Yes, I truly don’t have the right to tell you that I know how you feel or know what you’ve passed through. I’ve had my own fair share of hurt too,but I can encourage you that you can rise above the hurt.
Let us give thanks to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the merciful Father, the God from whom all help comes! He helps us in all our troubles, so that we are able to help others who have all kinds of troubles, using the same help that we ourselves have received from God.
2 Co 1:3-4 GNT
See! There’s a God from who all help comes from. And He’s there to help you so that we are able to help others who have all kinds of trouble. And we can only effectively and efficiently help others because we have received such help from God.
Still feeling hurt? Go to the God from who all help comes from,that you may get comfort and ‘closure’.
Have your emotions in control and sorted out so you’ll be able to fully maximize those potentials inside of you.
Remember, you are extremely special!
This is one Christmas season where it doesn’t feel Christmassy doesn’t mean the Reason for the Season changes.. – Jesus.
Waiting for the page to load, Waiting for the words to come alive, The buffering is slowly removing the teeny bits of patience left. The ticks haven’t turned blue, My eyes are red. Waiting for a clock that turns into a “D”. Refreshings which leave … Continue reading The Network
And on the tour, he remembered he had some friends in the next city nd he decided to visit them – the two sisters, Miss Artha and Miss Ary.
Miss Artha was overjoyed to see him. Once she had spotted him a distance off, she had ran out of the house to greet him. Her sister was not too far behind.
They both sat with him and listened to his many stories of wonders, people and all the experiences on the tour.
The phone rang.
The contents of the pot was boiling and spilling over.
The vegetables needed to be added to the steaming pot.
Network just happened to be extra good at that moment and all pending messages came rolling in.
The contractor for the new project just called.
Miss Artha was distracted.
“But, see Miss Ary has left me to do all these things. Tell her to give me a hand”
“Artha, Artha you are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is necessary…”
Only one thing is necessary! To sit at His feet and drink in. To pour our oil at His feet(story for another day). To learn at His feet. To enjoy the moment we find ourselves.
‘Mary (Miss Ary) made the right choice and it will not be taken away from her’.
It is easy to get distracted in this fast paced world. Even when it’s for a good cause.
Okay! Putting this in a practical sense, for instance, being a volunteer for a program doesn’t mean you are not to gain anything from the program. It doesn’t also mean that you don’t perform the tasks for which you volunteered for. Do not be so carried away with the activities all around you that you forget to enjoy the program or pick something from the program.
Learn to ‘sit at His feet and enjoy the moment.’
Remember only one thing is necessary! 🙂
Well, well it’s been a while I’ve been here…
Lol. I can’t believe how much has happened within this period. All I can say is I’m growing. Not easy but totally worth it.
No more foolishness. So help me God.
Anticipate #21Verses coming soon. 😉
Can I start the countdown to my birthday already? 4 months to go. 🙌🙌🙈