Today’s Online Bible Study will be taking a bit of a twist today.
Testimony time with the message wrapped in it all 🙂
So as I type this, I am sitting in the living room of someone I met from my blog in a series of events that can only be “divine direction/connection”
Let me explain…
And oh, she doesn’t know that I am writing this(I guess you’ll read it here sis) but I explain myself better in words(the life of a writer) and this has been ringing in my head so I better just put it down…
It began with a series of emails…
“Hi Frances, I am an avid reader of your blog…”
“Hello sis, thank you so much for reaching out…”
And then it went on till this year when I shared the post about my work in the secondary schools and the fact that I just might need sponsors.
Again the email…
“I’d love to contribute what I can as God blesses me to…”
And then I share a post about how difficult it was to find a church in Ekiti State where I currently live.
And again an email…
“I’d love to connect you to a friend of mine in Ekiti who can help you settle down…”
And that’s another testimony on its own. I did say that I will share the story on how I got attached to a firm and found a Church here in my PPA State, so let me share now…
(And as an aside, just follow the thread of my story/testimony really well, I will tie it all into what I really want to share today at the end)
So where was I?
Yes about how I got attached to a firm and found a Church.
I was just making small talk with my landlady when I mentioned that I wanted to attach at a firm. She immediately said that she knows one lawyer who she can introduce me to. There and then she called him and he spoke to me. He was traveling the next day so we couldn’t see at his firm but we exchanged numbers and he promised to call me up the next day.
Then comes in the text from the lady this special blog reader (now sister) had introduced me to.
She sent me a firm’s address and told me to check them out and tell the principal that she sent me.
I got there, the principal wasn’t around but the secretary was in and I asked her to give me the principal’s number.
On dialing the number, guess what?
It was same lawyer whom my landlady had introduced me to the week before.
Coincidence or confirmation?
And then the Church…
The first time I went to the Church I currently worship at, I told my friend that I feel like that will be my Church but let me roll around Churches first and make sure(do small church prostitution I mean, lol)
And on a particular sunday after rolling around, I told my friend that abeg, that first Church is my Church oh, I will start attending there now.
Well, the text message from the lady I was introduced to came in and guess what Church she wanted to refer me to?
That same Church I had told my friend that I was feeling like it’s my Church.
Coincidence or confirmation?
So both the firm and the Church she referred me to were places I had dealings with before but she had no idea about.
Needless to say, both places are where I am currently settled at right now.
So that said, let’s go back to this wonderful blog reader turned sister who’s living room I am sitting in as I type this right now. (And who introduced me to the lady who referred me to both the firm and Church.)
Again I got an email from her even after all she had done before.
Her sending in funds for my project at the School had blown me away before. I mean is it everyday that people who had never met you believe in what God has given you to do so much so that they help with it?
So her email came in and then she was inviting me to come in for us to see – have some bonding session(in her words, hehe)
For me to come spend the weekend in her place(I ended up spending more than a weekend) and also take part in a meeting of Christian ladies with a heart for God.(her ministry)
So, let me chip in something here, this is who I am…
You maybe talking to me and my mind is afar of, processing some stuff in my mind with God.
We were having Bible Study during the meeting and I was asking God…
“Lord, I don’t understand, why did you make our paths meet?”
“Lord, how come people just trust me?”
“Are you indeed doing what you are doing through this small blog? I had no idea that you had so much in store for this. Lord, how?”
The truth is I still don’t have an answer for the questions I was asking God that day but a scripture was ringing in my heart and that’s where the thread of this story/testimony today will end.
“The lord directs the steps of the godly.He delights in every detail of their lives”
I have no doubt that God is directing my steps.
From meeting this lovely sister via the blog, to getting confirmation for both the firm where I am now, to getting confirmation for a Church to attend.
And sometimes – all the time, it still blows my mind away.
I was telling this lovely sis while we had a chat in her house that the truth is, right now, I don’t see beyond October when I will pass out.
Yes, there’s something that I will love to take part in right after NYSC, but I have no plans cut out for where I will work, what I will do, where I will live, etc, etc.
And still again, that above passage soothes me to no end.
It’s okay for me not to know these things.
I don’t see any thing as little that God does for me.
How on earth did He orchestrate my path to meet such a lovely person through my blog?
How on earth did He make her so open hearted, she saw no big deal in opening her home to me?
Forget about the fact that I had no check in my spirit whatsoever, it seemed like I had known her like forever but still, it blows me away that someone will be so trusting of me?
So this is the fact…
The seemingly little directions like the above that I see each day makes me certain thatÂ God is working out the pieces in my life in bits by bits and that’s okay.
How He leads me to people, I do not understand.
While I was in camp, I sat close to a guy and we started talking about youths.
As we spoke I discovered that he is a believer(oh, all the better) and we exchanged contacts then in camp.
Well, guess what?
That same guy is going to be a resource person at the next awakening youth event that will be holding this friday.
I remember writing in my journal that day and saying that I was in awe as to how God was leading me to people in camp.
I mean, I was absolutely amazed that people I sat with in seminars just somehow clicked with me in odd ways.
And some of them I am still in touch with today and I take none of it for granted.
There is a certain way that God just orchestrates our paths to where we should be and to whom we should be with.
So in times when I think about the fact that I am not certain about my future at all, I remember that verse in Psalm 37 again and it calms me down.
Then I remember testimonies of finding a church, a firm and connecting with awesome people like the sister I talked about up there and I am encouraged.
See dearies, if you are worried about your future, just stop, stop right now.
You are worried about getting a job, getting accommodation, where you will be after so so and so time…just stop it right now.
Have you prayed about it all?
Have you given God your future and asked Him to take control over it?
Then leave it in His hands.
God will make ways and clear paths that need to be cleared for you.
God will open doors and bring what you need at every point in time.
How will He do it?
That’s not for you to worry about.
It could be something like you getting an email like I did… “I will be glad to support what you are doing in schools”
Or it could be something like getting a call… “send your CV, I know someone who will definitely take you”
With all these stuffs happening in my life, I am learning to chill and rest my future and life in God’s hands and we all should do the same too.
Where I will work after NYSC?
Lord you know.
Where I will live after now?
Lord you know.
Who will help me after now?
Lord you know.
And it’s good enough for me that you know.
Case closed, matter settled.
The basic thing I want us all to see today(including myself), is that God will take care of us.
I do not take things for granted, gratitude is my lifestyle and if God can tug at someone’s heart to trust me so wholly, let me into their home, totally be like a long lost sister to me… then forget it, this God is still in the business of drawing threads that need to be drawn.
And I will let Him draw them.
We all should let Him draw the lines that need to be drawn and connected in our lives.
So when you get all ruffled up again, we have got just one verse to let sink into us from today…
“The lord directs the steps of the godly.He delights in every detail of their lives.”
You can go further and read the whole of Psalm 37.
That Psalm 37 and Psalm 139 makes me smile deeply anytime I need comfort from worries brought on by myself, and I am certain that the word will do the same for you.
Till our next Online Bible Study,
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