''I know i'll surely make Heaven when i die''. My Aunt had come to visit & as it was the custom, the grown-ups got to talk with Her first.
God only knows what they talked about,but as for me,i had better things to do like search every nook & cranny of Her bag for what i called "the good stuff"-candy. So i left them to their "old people talk" while i went into my room still with Her handbag(i wasn't gonna let go till i got what i was after).
No sooner than i'd entered the room, she came in. My siblings & i were all gathered there, she sat & began sharing the word.
Ok i don't really recall all she said but at first i was like"great!. .
. looks like the monastery's decided to pay us a visit today through this dear lady" didn't really take her seriously UNTIL she began talking about heaven "oh! I know i'll surely get there when i die"she said with so much conviction.
That was enough to get my undivided attention. For the first time,candy could wait.
I had to her this dear lady out. How could she be so bold? What gave her the guts to talk like that? All kinds of thoughts raced through my mind.
she said quite a lot. .
. & i can remember saying to myself "boy! I sure wish i could talk like you.
. Unknown to me,the word seed had been sown.
Some years later,my sweet old granny came to live with us. I don't know how she got to hear about Pastor Chris but she sure loved him.
Watching Atmosphere For Miracles brought Her so much joy. I took note of that & so whenever any of pastor Chris' programs was airing, i'd run into her room & go "mama! Pastor Chris is on teevee" & oh.
how she'd come walking as quickly as Her legs could carry Her & sit with Her eyes glued to the teevee. Soon after, i'd join Her.
I had now learn to sit & listen to the word & even in Her absence, i'd do the same. As i did, the hunger for God was kindled in my Heart.
Now, i wanted to know more. Here was a man who taught the word of God in such a way that i didn't have to be a monk to understand.
Somehow if just felt like i belong in Christ Embassy (CE). .
. as the years went by,many more events pointed the way to Christ.
Until one sunday morning, i got bold enough to talk to my parents about my decision to start attending CE (indirectly). Miraculously, to my utmost suprise they actually consented to it.
So by the next sunday,i began attending(by then i was in High school-a boarder to be precise ). I Gave My Heart To Christ & enrolled in the Foundation School program.
I was so excited as i'd found "The real deal"-JESUS. I just couldn't keep shut.
By then time i got back to school, i was like everywhere,sharing the word starting with my friends. .
. i'm a burning & a shining light.
what more could i do? After all Jesus brought meaning to my life. .
. HE's given me a reason to live, HE's made my life so Beautiful, He's given me something to Shout About.