My testimony

OMG, its 13:00pm, need to get some breakfast/lunch, wait a minute I haven’t read my open heavens and Bible today. I better get that out of the way before going downstairs….ok, done!


Two hours later…

So what did I learn from the Bible today? Wow, I can’t even remember. Anyway Lord, you know I’m trying, it’s just that I don’t seem to understand what I read. That’s not my fault, is it?

Sunday morning…

Oh my, I’m really enjoying this sleep, wish I could continue. Oh no, I can’t, I need to go to church. That’s what Christians do on Sunday morning, right? Hang on, I should read my Bible and pray before going, no, it doesn’t really matter, that’s what I’ll be doing in church anyway.

During the sermon…

‘You can’t say you are in love with God and go clubbing/raving’- good for me, I don’t club. ‘You can’t say you’re a Christian and you are an adulterer or fornicator’-cool, cool, I don’t do that either. ‘You can’t say you are a Christian and you don’t have a personal relationship with God’- well, *clears throat*, Lord, you know I’m really trying here. I’m not saying You don’t want me or You don’t love me, after all, my pastor says you love me, but things are just not the way they ought to be between us. Ok, this time around, something has got to change. I’ve got to make a move, have got to do something. Yes, a change is coming. This time, I’m for real!

Monday ‘morning devotion’…

I still don’t understand these things. I’m really trying to be good now, but some things are just not clicking. I need help!

On the internet…

Oh look, Claire has added new pictures; it’s probably the ones from her birthday. Hey, I’ve got a message facebook, hope it’s a good one…*hiss* I think I’m going to leave this group, they keep sending me messages about reading new posts on their blog. I’m not interested!

On facebook again…

It’s already 1.30am and I’m still not sleeping. This facebook is so addictive. Whooo, new message…Again, I better leave this group right now. Erm, on second thoughts, let me have a look at the blog… reading, reading, reading, *slowly, I’m breaking down into tears*, wow, God you actually speak, you speak to all of these people, they have a personal relationship with you. *weeping more profusely* God I want this, I want this so badly, fill me with your Holyspirit. Lord please, slowly but surely I begin to say some things. I have no understanding of what they are, and it’s not fluent like I thought it would be. Maybe, I was just saying things on my own. Anyway, I’m sending a message to the blogger, I’m telling her about my experience.

In the evening…

I’m reading her response now “I jumped in thanksgiving to God when I read the few lines”. How can she be so excited when I’m not even sure about what I’m saying. I read on, “don’t let doubts get in your way, just keep speaking. There’s nothing wrong. The thing is your mind doesn’t understand it, so it tells you that you are saying rubbish”. Ok, this is getting clearer.

And from then on…

I just love reading the bible; I understand everything so much better now. Holyspirit, you make everything so easy. I feel like a veil has been taken off my face. I can see everything more clearly now. I hear You through Your word more clearly now. Though, that bit was hard for me to understand. I found it difficult to personalize the Bible; after all, everyone was reading the same thing too. That reminds me, I remember reading Matthew chapter 7 to Matthew chapter 11 one night and there was this verse that caught my attention. By the time I finished reading, I had absolutely no idea where it was. I mean, I was looking for one verse out of the 173 verses I had just read. I asked the Holyspirit, and He told me the EXACT verse. Need I say I was gobsmacked! Unknown to me at that time, that particular verse was the answer to a question I had been asking God for a while. So, He actually does speak through His word, because He is the Word (John 1:1)

God is so awesome in every way, and there is no limit to what can be known about Him. I leave you with this verse Jeremiah 9:23-24

"Thus says the LORD:
“ Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom,
Let not the mighty man glory in his might,
Nor let the rich man glory in his riches;
24 But let him who glories glory in this,
That he understands and knows Me,
That I am the LORD, exercising lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth.
For in these I delight,” says the LORD."
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23 comments:

  1. Tomi, this is really inspiring.
    So glad about this new move, and I pray that the flames continue to burn high.
    Hope to read more from you.

    Cheers,
    Tobi

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  2. Wow Sis!!!
    Such a lovely write-up, love the testimony as it inspires me a lot.
    I identify with this story and I pray that the Lord will continually increase the zeal in you.
    May many more young folks find Christ as we've found Him.

    Love,
    Toyin

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  3. Tomi my dear keep spreadin d gud word may God continue to speak thru u!!!!!lots of luv

    Evelyn..xx

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  4. Wow Tomi,
    I am so glad about your blog..thnks sweetie to always encourage me to believe in God. He is my everything, I can't breathe without his support. May God bless you nd support you..

    Love,
    Maryline

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  5. Woohoo!!! God is AWESOME!!! I laughed while reading this...hehehe
    God Bless You Tomi!!!

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  6. Tomi, this is a nice one. May the Lord increase you and enlarge your coast. May you continually be a blessing in your generation and may his glory continually radiate in your life.

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  7. I'm glad you all were blessed by this, thank God. Please, subscribe to it, so that you can get email notifications when new blog posts are up.
    Amen to all the prayers.
    If you have any suggestions or questions, don't hesitate to contact me please. Than you!

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  8. Tomi,this is really good and it is so true.Thank God for you and may he continue to bless you:)

    Precious

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  9. I don't know you but I believe I know you by the Spirit.We belong to the same BIG family in Christ.I love your blog and your sweet and exciting experience with the Holy Spirit.

    Keep your relationship with Him continually fresh.The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you always,Amen.

    Yinka Karis

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  10. TOMI!! Great Woman of God! I'm so excited and pleased - God has done wonders in you, and will continue to do so with you! It took me a while to realize that you were talking about yourself! But It was expertly crafted in such a way that it would speak to everyone who is going thru what u went thru at that time; including people trying to have a relationship with God but do not. So beautiful. I thank God for you - see? I told U that ideas would be given to you during and after the Night of Bliss! Woooooh!!!
    God bless you so Much - and a special thanks to 'Child of Promise' for the wonderful role she played! God loves You!

    @Yinka Karis - she's the friend I told u about that's in the UK, that went to NOB and was trying to get in.

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  11. Another blog where you can go to get answers to most of your questions? pastorchrisonlinetranscripts.org You'll be blessed mightily, and your knowledge base will definitely increase.

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  12. wow!!!! Tomi, this is really nice.please send me more of this....

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  13. I'm really humbled by all of your comments and I thank God my testimony is able to bless you guys.
    Thank you!

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  14. your testimony assures me, dat i can encounter God in my closets jst by calling out to him. I love your msg.

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  15. Heyy!! Wow that testimony is wonderful and so uniquely written, it's engaging!I'm really encouraged by your testimony of how you came to experience God and broke out of that religious state and became alive to GOd! GOd is great and He loves you and calls you by your name and in Him we find comfort and shelter! Love you, God Bless! Keep up the encouraging work that are blessing billions around that world!

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  16. tomi this was so awesome God is truly blessing u with understanding am blessed to be part of this move..may the holyspirit continue to be real to you...


    evelyn igwe

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  17. Joy,yes you can. He is everywhere darling.
    Thanks Emma and Evelyn. And a big amen to that too.

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  18. Sweetheart, i so much identify wit u. I was a 'good' christian but somthing wasnt just right. I knew d connection was missing...n i yearned so much for it! Praise God, he opened up my spirit during d last part of our stay in school (disciplers group helped a lot) and it has only gotten better! I understand ur love for daddy, i share d same to...its all about him.
    I'm also enjoyin d holyspirit in me, gurl no stress anymore! He really comforts, teaches n brings all things to my remembrance.
    I cld go on n on...buh i'll b posting more on ur blog...i was blessed by it.
    More grace to u darling!

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  19. Amen Chino. I'm glad u were blessed. I would love to read more from you. Plus, He orders our steps too. we don't do anywhere by chance.

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  20. Tomi,

    I read the bible...but have not had any personal relationship with God...........
    I believe knows my heart..
    Pray for me to experience God and have a relationship with him.......

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  21. Hello!

    Yes, He definately sees and knows your heart. The 1st and fundamental thing is 'have you truly committed your life to God? Romans 10:13 says that for whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. whosoever includes u and me. Also, Hebrews 11:6b says that for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.
    Knowing fully well that He created you, then He has a purpose for doing that. Just believe Romans 10:9 with all your heart. I would advise you to say the prayer of salvation whether or not you've said it before, but this time with renewed understanding and increased faith in God.
    Lastly, James 4:8 says draw near to God and He will draw near to you.

    I hope I hve not bored you with the numerous bible verses..lol. But be rest assured that I'll be praying for you. If you don't mind, you can send me a message directy on facebook and we could talk more! Take care!

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  22. M so spirit filled ryt dis minute!tomi ur blessed indeed n m so proud of d woman of virtue uve grown up 2 bcome!d Lord Almighty will increase u daily n Hs Grace will neva depart 4m u!Amen

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