• Faith Series

    I got a testimony

    Happy Sunday, y’all.

    I just want to testify.

    You know, many times, we think we can only testify when something “big” has happened in our lives. Like we bought a brand new car, like we are pregnant with a baby after TTC for five years, like we finally got engaged at 34 and after a zillion disappointments, like we got that big contract, got a promotion, got a new job, got healed of cancer, fibroid… and all of that.

    For us, as Christians, those are recognizable miracle. Awesome miracles. Testifiable miracles. And when we hear such testimonies, we wow and clap and make that joyful noise to the Lord.

    And all of that is good.

    He did it, so give Him the glory.

    But that is not all He’s done. The “big” things are not all He does. The “significantly visible” things are not all He’s doing.  He does the small things too. He does the unseen things too. And those “small” and “unseen” things are the greater miracles.

    I am talking beyond you and I waking up every single day and still alive on Planet Earth. I am talking beyond us having not been sick for months, years… Those are “on-the-regular” miracles and sometimes, we remember them and are thankful.

    Today, I want to testify. You know, I’ve never climbed an altar anywhere and testified. Now, I am catholic and that is not our style. Not really. But I’ve been blessed to worship in Pentecostal churches and I’ve still not testified. But I’ve been receiving miracles. I guess I’m waiting for the “big” ones  😉

    But I’ve gotten, and have been getting, miracles bigger than I imagined. It’s been a slow process of release from heaven above to me and it’s been constant.

    This is my testimony.

    For more than a year now, Michael and I have been struggling financially. Now, we never got married rich. But we had hopes and for the first two years plus, somehow we survived. We made it through month to month and even had good times.

    Then the tough times started about September 2015. It was around the time I released For Better, For Worse. His income from dog sales (he’s a dog breeder) just went dead. Nothing was coming in. All of mine started sinking into family upkeep. All of our plans went on hold. Treatments for infertility and all of that were put on hold. We literally went on a standstill. And that standstill swept through the last quarter of 2015, all of 2016 and these last four months of 2017… and still on.

    It was, and is, a situation, I am not familiar with. I don’t come from a rich home but we did okay. And all of a sudden “okay” wasn’t available… and still is not.

    I crashed. Mentally, I crashed. Emotionally, I sunk. Spiritually, I died. And physically, I started aging.

    Now these are the testimonies.

    You know how finances break up relationships and marriages? That didn’t happen to Michael and me. The tougher the times, the closer we became. Suddenly, despite all of my fears and tears and breakdowns, I had this man who would not give up and who was on a unshakeable path to become a better man.

    It wasn’t a broke brothers are always loving thingy. I am 39, almost 40, I can tell pretence. I sniff it out  😀

    We just started bonding. The bonding that was absent initially started happening. We talked more, fought less, shared each other more. We became a unit.

    Then, we never hungered. That is another testimony. We weren’t dining a la carte… but then, we never had 😉 … But we just never went hungry. Sometimes, he made sales and our own money came in and sustained us. But most times, family and a few friends just stood behind us. It was like God had this promise when He’d said: Your table will never be without food. I was even overweight most of 2016…  😀  😀 . We had that much “enough” food.

    Then another miracle, I, personally, started undergoing this mental change. You know the greatest obstacle anyone has is how they think? “How a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.” True word. I met Pastor David Ibiyeomie, I actually took myself to his church in July 2016 for their Divine Encounter program. And from then on, and slowly but steadily, a renewal of my mind started. It is still, and will forever be, an ongoing process. Learning never ends.

    My greatest miracle and testimony is I somehow managed to keep writing. Oh yes, this blog is still here because Michael said to me, several times in more than one year, you are not shutting it down. All those free reads you read all of 2016? It took supernatural grace to keep me writing them. Those I “dumped”… well, I could not respond to grace all the time.

    That I published Midnight Dance and Kiss By Moonlight in February 2017, after more than eight months of trying to write them? Huge miracle. Even publishing Unconventional Proposal, Match Made in Heaven and Waiting For Love was a miracle. Because even then, I was already too mentally exhausted to write.

    Life and Spices.com survived and I am picking the shreds of regular blogging, that is a miracle. That I, from nowhere, is studying my writing in the last one year and realising I’m losing my touch and need to get back the TM factor, is another miracle.

    I just want to testify today that God, only God alone, has been keeping Michael and I for over 19 months. He raised helpers in our stead. He gave us love and unity and he is restoring our minds. Above all, He provided us, me particularly, the grace and strength to go on.

    I testify to His glory. He alone did it.

    I thank everyone who have willingly given of themselves to us. I thank my family, my mum and sisters, Michael’s family, friends and today in a special way, from our blog family, I want to appreciate Esther and Favour. May God bless you both for never failing to check up on me. For praying for me, for blessing me. God will bless you, forever.

    That is my testimony. I know even greater testimonies are coming because God is faithful and His plans for us are for good.

    Do you have a testimony? Please, share with us. God bless us all.

    I love you all.

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  • Reply Mystiq May 14, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    I bless God for your testimony.
    For a couple of years i suffered a health challenge, several times i gave up, got depressed,prayed for death and asked for forgiveness. Then last year during the new year eve service i got a word that changed it all. I am happy, full filled, and living. Money came from different angles to carter for bills. The testimonies are endless.

    • Reply TM David-West May 14, 2017 at 7:10 pm

      I thank God for your testimony, Mystiq. And God will continue to perfect all things concerning your health and in all other aspects of your life.

  • Reply Sly May 14, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    the tougher the times the closer you and hubby were, this statement really touched me because out of 100 cases we get 2 of this.
    I thank God for you and your family and may his grace continue to shine on you all.
    my testimony is the God given opportunity to be blessed by your testimony.

    • Reply TM David-West May 14, 2017 at 7:07 pm

      We thank God, Sly. And we will all continue to testify to God’s glory.

  • Reply Unique Ell' May 14, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    Hmmmmmmm! Testimonies shal never cease from your mouth in Jesus Name! My testimonies are numerous I can’t begin to explain! But I want to thank God f loving unconditionally and for always making a way out when I seems like there’s no way! And I want to thank Him specially for keeping my husband!

    • Reply TM David-West May 14, 2017 at 7:04 pm

      God is Faithful and we thank him for that unceasing and unconditional faithfulness.

  • Reply Patience Bassey May 14, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    I bless God for you ma’am. More testimonies coming. My greatest testimony now is my mum, she’d been sick since two years now but I thank God she’s still alive.

    • Reply TM David-West May 14, 2017 at 7:04 pm

      God is her healer and He will restore her to perfect health in Jesus’ Name. Amen

  • Reply David Iyko May 14, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    God will continue to see US through so that WE can continue to testify his great deeds!
    A patient dog eats the fastest bone still!

  • Reply Ego May 14, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    Aww what a touching testimony. God will continue to sustain and enlarge the coast of you and your hubby.
    My testimony is that God passed through me and my siblings to raise a roof over my mum’s head. Just the three of us. Dad died wen we were just kids. It wasn’t easy but God showed himself faithful and provided resources even when it seemed impossible. I’m really happy that this year’s rainy season we all will have peace of mind wherever we are knowing fully well that she is safe unlike in the past years. Nothing this God cannot do when we put our trust in Him.

    • Reply TM David-West May 14, 2017 at 8:47 pm

      Thank God for sustenance. He’s got your backs and He will never let go. I know that.

    • Reply datoks May 15, 2017 at 10:51 am

      Whoa, really encouraged by your testimony. I and hubby are going through financial instability , but I thank God that he is sustaining us. And I know he is bringing us out of it to something great this month. God bless you ma.

      • Reply TM David-West May 15, 2017 at 1:58 pm

        As God is making a way for M and me, so He will make an even bigger one for you and your hubby. Lack shall never be our portion for the Lord is our shepherd.

  • Reply chic May 14, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    Hmmmm! I can totally relate with your story TM. I’ve been there.

    • Reply TM David-West May 15, 2017 at 2:04 pm

      Thank you, chic. God will continue to sustain and uplift us… *hugs*

  • Reply mady May 14, 2017 at 11:15 pm

    Tnks 4 sharing wid us.. We luv u 2..

  • Reply FavouriteShades May 15, 2017 at 4:16 am

    I am really really thankful for TMs & every readers testimonies,indeed the Lord has,is & will always be faithful. And I am not just saying this,I have experienced this.

    And oh TM,you are so very welcome.

    My testimony is a lot but I will just cap it sustenance, almost mid last year, I lost my job unexpectedly…. It was so unexpected that I think I was in shock for a long time afterwards. And oh the cluelessness, like trying to figure out what I am going to do next had me so depressed that I was just numb.

    But in a few days its gonna be exactly a year since that happened,and though figuring things out is still an ongoing process,I can truly say I am thankful. I am thankful that it was in that period that somehow my kidsis 2nd year Uni fees was paid,moi started a biz,got a new job. And the depression is totally gone,all I feel this days is joy that can only come from above.

    And that for me are the Vital lessons I learnt over the past year,an abiding faith in God that He will sustain me no matter what and that my joy should be in the Him that is constant not my changing circumstances

    Alleluai somebody

    • Reply TM David-West May 15, 2017 at 2:03 pm

      Alleluia! Your testimony feels me with joy too. That you’ve been keeping up and breaking new grounds… God id faithful. And with Him by your side, you will do greater exploits and have bigger reasons to testify.

  • Reply Funmi May 15, 2017 at 7:20 am

    Thank you TM you just gave me a reason to look beyond my pains, and be thankful. God bless you.

    • Reply TM David-West May 15, 2017 at 1:59 pm

      God bless you too, Funmi, and sustain you. Chin up, it will surely get better.

  • Reply Evetreasure May 15, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    Thank God for your testimony ma’am. mine are numerous but am specially thanking God for my mum, she’s been falling in and out of sickness for the past 14 years but she is alive despite everything, that is a BIG BIG miracle for me. thank God LS also

    • Reply TM David-West May 15, 2017 at 1:57 pm

      Thank God for your mum, EveTreasure. She will be restored to perfect health in Jesus’ Name.

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  • Reply Paula May 15, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    Sometimes in waiting for the huge ones, we don’t see the little things. Keep at it and never give up.

  • Reply Doyinsola May 15, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    Our God is d Controller of d whole universe, and He continually got our backs, Im so lifted with this testimony of yours TM ; thanks for letting us in. May you and yours continue to trust in God and enjoy His cover (amen). Good health for my mum is what I always thank God for plus keeping my marriage against all odds… keep winning ma’am

    • Reply TM David-West May 15, 2017 at 3:03 pm

      God is the Ultimate. I have found that He is our Source, our Supplier and our Way-Maker. Realising this keeps me balanced. More health to your mum. Cheers

  • Reply Roselyn May 17, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    So grateful to God for His grace towards you and your home and I salute you for the courage to face it sqarely. May the good Lord continue to be your rock my own personal TM. I am grateful to God for not allowing my marriage to crash or pack up cos of my greedy and malicious uncle who duped my husband of his life savings in the name of business. It was a painful experience cos he is so close to me like a father, I grew up under his roof. I thank God for using wonderful people around us in a unique way. We are crawling out but by bit and I know that He who began a good work in me will surely complete it even in your case TM. Remain blessed and in His love. God bless you and LS family.

    • Reply TM David-West May 17, 2017 at 8:08 pm

      I am thankful to God that Satan did not succeed in his plans using your criminal-minded uncle. Of course, it will be painful starting all over again and from the bottom. But God has got you both and your kids and you will continue to be fine. God bless you too, Rosie, and your family

  • Reply Roselyn May 17, 2017 at 10:25 pm

    Amen and you too my darling TM.

  • Reply Exceptionalstarwo May 18, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    It will end in praise, you’ll see. God might appear slow but He’s never late. He’ll blow your mind Maama.

  • Reply Ibk O May 22, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    Thanksgiving is application for more. As you have thanked God for His finger, His mighty hands will be stretched forth in your favour and you shall see greater wonders. Get ready to travel overseas.

    • Reply TM David-West May 23, 2017 at 8:00 am

      Indeed, I think you are right, Ibk. Cos from nowhere, after this post, things started opening for us again. God is Good.

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