Good morningggg my beautiful lovelies and lovelads,
Hmm today is such a goood day. It is Day 29 of the famous #halleluyahchallenge (aka OLOWOGBOGBORO revival). In the days of these challenge, God’s mighty outstretched arm has been reaching down to earth and shaking things into place. If you follow me on my Instagram you would have seen an invitation to the challenge on the day I heard about it. Even though it’s just about two days left, I invite you who has not joined to tune in to @nathanielblow IG page by 7pm EST live, today and tomorrow.
Okay, so going straight into what today’s post is abouttt. I am publishing His glorious deeds among the nations and telling everyone the amazing things God has done for me. (Psalms 96:3). This was one of the verses Pastor Nathaniel Bassey gave us yesterday during the challenge.
So I had to come to the only media I know to use to publish his glorious deeds to the nations!!!
One particular good deed I must declare today is God’s faithfulnesss! Lets’s start from the beginning.
Freshman year in college is one where I started to know God personally, but it is also one that the enemy used to try to drag me down. Being alone and idle most of the time, I got into bad habits: porn vids, masturbation, overeating. I knew these were bad habits that I had to take on to God.
These were things I struggled with a good amount and I just remember crying to God multiple times that I didn’t want that kind of life. One where for so long I would grow in my walk with Him and suddenly, one bored day, the devil used one of any habits to drag me two steps backward. I would always feel less worthy of God as my Father because it just always felt like a cycle of defeat.
Haaa . . . somebody say BUT GOD.
It was something I would always present to God. I will pour my heart to Him about it all. My mum told me this (and I’m totally paraphrasing here, i don’t remember her exact words), “You have the authority as a child of God to say ‘No, I don’t want to. I want to please God. I want to make Him happy. The temptations will come and the devil will try to bring you down, but remember you have the authority.” And I remember something else she said, “anything in life that she starts to feel she cannot do without and it is not directly related to God, she applies that authority statement to it to prove that absolutely nothing has a hold on her as a child of God.”
Hm and trust me this is true. I started declaring words like these, staying far far away from anything that would be a temptation. I applied the statement above to something as little as chewing gum everyday (i don’t even know why i always felt i had to chew gum lol). But yes, basically, anything in my life that tried to make me feel like i couldn’t do without, I would continually pray about it and declare these words over it. And let me tell you that to date, i absolutely do not remember the last time I felt or was beaten down by any of those previous habits.
So yess, I am here telling everyone of God’s goodness.
I’ve held back from sharing a testimony like this for so longg because it’s one of those things that I look back and I’m like ughh. But writing this today, I laughed a lot, because it made me see how much the devil wanted to drag me down with rubbish like that. The reason I’m sharing this today is because I could not shake the feeling that you or anyone else reading might be battling with something. And maybe it feels like a cycle of defeat and failure. Each time you try to rise, the devil beats you down again, convincing you that you are not worthy enough. Hm, but let me tell you, YOU ARE SO WORTHY, loved completely by God and have already ALL the authority you need to conquer whatever it may be.
“I have given you authority to trample on [insert failures] and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.” Luke 10:19 (NIV)
This was Jesus clearly giving you the authority given to Him by God. He IS ALIVE in you, whatever you may be struggling with is already conquered. The devil’s only tactic is to make you doubt the victory you already have.
God is forever faithful and has been right from time. In the course of publishing God’s goodness, I want to share few more, He has healed me completely of back pains, I was in an accident last year (something the enemy really meant for my downfall), but God saved me completely. He got me a car beautiful inside and out (I don’t know much about cars so this was exactly my prayer and He came thru againnnn, even though the devil meant otherwise). As yall know, ISSA graduate that is currently typing this (LOL), but yeah, I don’t know where next I am going, but He has filled me with peace, strength and confirmation that He has EVERYTHING all worked out and He is gradually bringing everything into place. He has given me complete joy (not one dependent of my situation), like He has done SO SO much.
Can y’all tell yet that I am the definition of a “living testimony of God.” The bible verse that says, “You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.” Genesis 50:20 is my life. SOOOO many ways that the enemy would have loved to have a good laugh but God saved me and some He allowed me to go through so that today and many days to come, I can share with many others of His goodness and faithfulness and encourage all.
P.S before I end, I just want to encourage you, if there is a good thing God has done for you, share it! Let everyone know of God’s goodness. “Share the good news and shame the devil,” you never know who needs it.
“And they have defeated him by the blood of the Lamb and AND BY THEIR TESTIMONY . . .” Revelation 12:11
(Leave me a comment, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, like, share, etc, i’d just love to hear from you!)
Stay blessed and beautiful ❤