I grew up in a Christian home and my mother would usually come to the children’s room to pray with us at night. I was exposed to a lifestyle where people spoke to a God they couldn’t see but believed He heard.
My curiosity grew as I thought that if He heard, then He was present, even though I couldn’t see Him and at a young age I began to talk to Him. I would talk to God about everything and anything.
Later I went to a boarding secondary school, a Christian school, and I heard other young girls talk about God and Christianity in a different light; they spoke about a lifestyle guided by God’s ideals and principles. I believed in Him, but suddenly I became conscious that He required some commitment from me; that He needed me to be more than ‘His little friend’ but His voice, to become His ‘outlet’ in my world.
At first I wasn’t sure who I’d become if I commit myself to Him. Then in my 2nd year in secondary school I said yes to Him, in the silence of my dorm room, in my corner by the window.
I still remember that day as if it was yesterday. I felt such a release and I knew God would take care of me as I yielded myself to do His will.
From then on I sought to speak right, and do right. But then I met some difficulty and had so many questions: How could I continually do right and not get into so much trouble, when others around me may not care for truth and would punish me for standing up for what I believed was right? I needed the Holy Spirit of God but I didn’t know it.
I went on to a Christian University. My sister was in a different university and had come in contact with a new Church.
She became a member of this group and was so excited about what she was now learning of the Gospel. She bought 2 books for me and sent them to me.
They were written by the Pastors of the Ministry, Pastor Chris and Pastor Anita Oyakhilome of Believers’ LoveWorld aka Christ Embassy. The first was a copy of Rhapsody of Realities and the second was titled ‘Seven Things the Holy Spirit will do for you’.
As I read these books I saw things about God I never knew; my human mind could not understand all of it but I so much wanted to. I began to hunger for more of the word and I would spend more time in prayer and reading my Bible, then one day I prayed that God would enable my spirit to open up to understand His teaching.
God answered and I was filled with the Holy Spirit. This I understood later to be what happened because from that day on I preached the message of Salvation through Jesus Christ to my colleagues and I’m still preaching it.
Love became my driving force and I wanted everyone I met to experience the salvation and liberty I had found, regardless of what people thought about me. A year later I joined my sister at her university and also at the fellowship meetings.
I’ve continued for 10 years now and I have grown so much by the word and I now understand salvation so much better and how that it provides for me a life above sickness, poverty, death, defeat, failure and the devil. Now I’m reigning in life by the Word, by the Spirit and by the Name of Jesus.
Now I can be anything and I can do anything and I thank God that my life is committed to the advancement of His purpose on the earth because this is the Best life ever. Thank you Jesus for saving me.
Committing my life to Jesus is liberty indeed. .