Thursday, June 19, 2008

He loves me even as I'm a year older!!!

Recently i got discouraged, disappointed and depressed about some things that have happened in my life (some i might share later) and i was wondering if God really loved me but when i sat down and thought about a few events that took place also, i can't doubt that He loves me. And don't i always say He never promised us a trouble free life? He just said he will be with us even in the fire...it means the fire might come!

These two events remind me of God's love for me and i want to share them...

Several weeks back, i was driving from Victoria Island through Kingsway road in Ikoyi and was going to pick hubby up from work. There was a bit of traffic, i was giving a colleague of mine a lift...we were the last in line, picture all these things as i say them. The car had given me some signs i didn't like earlier so i decided to wind down. I was feeling very good, chic driving a nice car, chatting with colleague listening to music...it was getting dark, like i said we were the last in line....traffic stopped moving, the street light was red for us...next thing, i saw a hand stretch into the car and my first thought was this beggar is very brave sa!

Then he was saying something,my music was too loud, i couldn't hear him, then i heard ...''sisters, your phone, now!''...
I thought oh am i being robbed, silly i know, wasn't it obvious i was going to be robbed. When i got my present phone, a Nokia N73 music edition, (i had just had a Nokia N73 that was my birthday gift last year stolen from me in less than a month that he gave me...so this one was a replacement), i prayed over it and told God this one must not be stolen....why should i keep losing things when i pay my tithe...it's worked because on several occasions i'd have lost it but i digress. It was in my pocket, usually i would put it in the cup holder but as i was leaving the office, i had the urge to put it in my pocket which i obeyed...it wasn't in view...one problem though, my colleague was holding hers and was too frozen to do anything...the robber was right beside her! It was dark, the phone was black so i guess he didn't really see.

My brain switched into action mode and i quickly did the central lock waiting for my opportunity to do wind up...thank God for automatics these days...well he found me out so he said..''don't do anything funny, this is acid...'', he pushed a bottle forward.. ''and i've got a gun''..., he showed us. Who wants to find out if it's real acid or a toy gun...I was muttering Jesus and was determined not to give him my phone...risky i know! But i felt very bold at the time...

My handbag was on the backseat so i told him, 'you'll have to hold on, my bag is at the back and it has my phone in it. I'm driving so i can't reach for the bag, i'll need to pack to give it to you''...I was waiting for my opportunity, my hand was on the window control, i saw his hand move from my window to adjust something on him and i quickly wound up...wow, one hurdle crossed, he was going to pound on the window or something...and right in front of me, i saw the traffic move, that very minute!

I pressed on the accelerator and the car refused to move, guess it was my panic, my colleague shouted ''move the car'' and i shouted back ''i am trying to move''...Well the car accelerated and i sped like i haven't done before, taking the next available turn...it was then my brain realised what had just happened and i was shaking...I immediately placed a call to hubby and told him...''i just acted in a home video...and was saved miraculously''. He was probably more shaken than i was...lol

I've heard of people being robbed in traffic, it was my first experience, and God saved me. I'll never be robbed!!! God loves me

The second incident was last week, i'd just gotten some unexpected news, seemed like bad news at the time and hubby came to pick me from work...i needed to get to the publishers so he dropped off in his office and gave me the car. It was a bit of a stretch from Ikoyi to Onika..the car acted funny twice like it was going to stop but continued moving and i was wondering what could be wrong. It was only serviced a few days before then...i was now on Awolowo road, then i got almost to the end and it stopped.

A Total filling station was just a few metres ahead...then i remembered the fuel guage wasn't working...we usually fill it up once a week over the weekend..i called hubby to find out if he filled the tank over the weekend...it was a tuesday and he said oh no, he forgot. So i thought, it must be fuel and right in front of me was a filling station. How would i get the fuel? Some guy selling stuff along the road waslked up to me, found a jerry can, took money and went to buy the fuel, got a funnel and filled the car. I started it and my suspicion was confirmed, it was fuel!

I asked myself loads of questions...what if the car had stopped very far away from a fillign station? It could have, it had given me the signs but God worked it out in my favour...

Oh i said two things but i shouldn't forget to add that it was my birthday on Tuesday the 17th, i'm glad He added another year to my life. Unlike most of my birthdays, this one was mostly quiet till the evening when hubby and i with a few family members went for dinner at a Chinese restaurant..i got a nice set of Swarovski jewellery from him and a new frame for my glasses! yippee! Thank you Lord for keeping me!

We might feel unloved by God, circumstances might seem not to be in our favour but when we look deep enough, we find reasons to be joyful and thankful...

He loves me and He loves you!

19 comments:

aloted said...

God indeed loves us...more than we shall ever know.

Praise God for saving you on both occasions. May his name be praised! U r blessed!

Afrobabe said...

wow...we thank God for you babes...

Happy belated birthday, you didnt tell us...hope ur hubby did something special....

AlooFar said...

So you were asking when Obama wrote that speech...

Well he asked me to write it ;)

Thanks for stopping by. Hi

Afrobabe said...

I can see the title of your post has changed...lol..

Hope u are milking the birthday....make hubby do some thing special...not just that other one oh...

LG said...

yesssssssssso God is good,n He neva fails!!!!!

yay!!!Happy belated birthday,
May God grant u ur heart desires-AMEN
ehen, wat of my cake?????????lol

cheers!!

darkelcee said...

happy birthday dear

We thank god for his protection.

If not for him......?

Writefreak said...

@ aloted
yes o His name be praised always!

@afrobabe
thanks dear, was going through some storm and couldn't get online, that's why i didn't tell una..no vex..oh yes my hubby is a performer!

@aloofar
so where was this meeting with Obama?

@lg
no cake for you jo...lol

@darkelcee
i'll complete your statement and say if not for Him, we won't even be here!

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naijaleta said...

I love your post. It's good to be able to share testimonies over the Internet or what do you think?

Rinsola said...

I know i'm late, but i guess better late than never right? Happy birthday luv! Thank God for bringing you thus far. once again Happy Birthday!

Aijay said...

Hi dear, happy belated birthday!!! Hope u had a good one.

Thank God for u.

I've updated...

Miss Iyabo Opeke said...

...never underestimate the power of your voice...you might be surprise at what you are able to accomplish when you Sing Out!!!

Miss Iyabo Opeke said...

Happy Belated Birthday...

NigerianDramaQueen said...

~Wow thank God! He definately loves you..and me too..hehehe

Favoured Girl said...

Happy belated birthday!

Thank God for His mercies and protection over you, babe. Sometimes we don't realise how vulnerable we are until we come so close to trouble. God is watching over you and He will never leave or forsake you. Hope you are feeling great now.

TaureanMinx said...

Happy Bday in arrears!!

Writefreak said...

@ naijaleta

Thanks for your comment, God is indeed good!

@rinsola
thanks darling, better late than never

@aijay
thanks i had a nice day...hubby made sure...*blushing*

@miss opeke
thanks but i'll pass on the singing...lol..thanks for the birthday wish!

@nigerdramaqueen
He definitely loves us all!

@favouredgirl
thanks love, i feel much better than i was feeling then now!

princesa said...

Phew!!!
that was one close shave. reminds me of an experience i had on Oshodi bridge one night.
Thank God for his mercies!

Osondu Awaraka said...

I agree with you TOTALLY! God loves us more than we know, and for reasons we try several times to grasp. I'm happy nothing happened to you, your friend and your new phone. I'm also happy you acted quickly, most times in these kind of situations where we need to do fast thinking, most of us freeze up or do the wrong things.

I love your sense of humour, i have to say that again. I was laughing at the part where you said "who wants to know if it's real acid or a toy gun" i called my cousin to share the moment.

Keep blogging