My spiritual journey has been a long and complicated one. I was born into a Catholic home but grew up worshiping in the Catholic, Presbyterian and/or Baptist Churches depending on where I was spending vacation at the time. During this period, I just went to Church because I was following instructions not because I knew what I was doing. Moving forward, I moved to the United States to meet my husband and continued worshiping in a Catholic Church for a while and eventually became a Presbyterian christian for reasons beyond my control. I served as an Elder in the Church, read the Bible and prayed but something was still missing. I went to Law school and immediately I graduated, my trials quadrupled. I was involved in two life threatening accidents back to back and afflicted with Hydrocephalus(fluid in the brain). I was told I needed major surgery to correct the situation and the success rate on the type of surgery is 15%. I had to make a choice whether to go for the surgery or take chances.
At this point in my life, everything was dark. I saw my life coming to an end and when my last son looked me in the eyes and said "Mommy I don't want you to die", I knew I had to take things into my hands. I went on my knees and cried to the Lord. My friend and sister (Frani) introduced me to a man of God who eventually became my Spiritual Father. Apostle Johnson Suleman changed my life. Through him,
I learnt what it means to pray without ceasing;
I learnt that trials don't come to your life for nothing;
I learnt to fast and pray for myself and for others;
I learnt that people can be very wicked yet they will smile with you;
I learnt to send most of my arrows back to the sender;
I learnt that God might delay but will never deny your destiny;
My prayer life has never been the same and I can testify over and over on this one. I was supposed to have surgery and it was cancelled for a less intrusive procedure. My son's doctor called me and said Anye needed to come to the hospital and start preparation for his kidney transplant and that this was urgent. We were very confused but we stayed focused. I prayed like a mad man and when we showed up at the hospital, it was a different story. Anye is here and I don't know when he will be having the kidney transplant. I've learnt not to depend on the urgency of the doctors but on God's time because God knows best. I have been without a job for a year despite sending applications and getting job interviews. I did a twenty one days fast and pray and got the job of my dream. A lot was revealed to me during that period but my faith in God kept me going. What I am saying here is the fact that my prayer life has done more for me and turned things around than ever before.
Now I celebrate this month of March because of all the happenings on this month. A few months ago, one of my sisters in Christ called me to talk about Christian Women Fellowship(CWF) and I said to myself, it takes too much to belong to that kind of group and I don't think I will be able to participate. I had always wanted to belong to a women's group where we could share our Faith and just worship God in praise. The Lord sent an angel through Mbei Desiree to share the vision and it was welcomed by many including me.
I celebrate the month of March because on Sunday March 4th, we dedicated our temporary uniform as committed members of the Christian Women Fellowship. This is the beginning of another level on my faith journey and I am grateful. Life does not provide warranties and guaranties. It only provides possibilities and opportunities. This is an opportunity for me to forge into the possibilities of my life.
I celebrate the month of March because four of my sisters were born in March. I just realized that this is no coincidence but by God's grace. It is said that a sister's love may dry out but never dies.
- On March 5th, two lioness came into this world. Jackie and Geraldine who are unique in their own ways. I thank God for their selflessness and big mouth to say things as they see it.
- March 8th comes my baby sister, Ngum Manager. A soft spoken sweet soul that you could just love but be careful because she can stink just at the right time.
- March 13th comes the birth of the matriarch in my family. Mama Judith Wanki, a loving and selfless human being who has spent her entire life mothering all her siblings.
- On March 27th, my niece and grand mother, Ngum Nina showed up to seal the deal. She is loving, kind and loves life just like me.
On March 15th, my spiritual mother visited from New York and this really blessed me in ways no one can understand. I was going through certain challenges and her presence made all the difference. We had dinner together and I don't take the visit for granted. I am grateful.
Still in the month of March, I touched lives in so many ways financially. Even when I didn't know where to get help, someone helped me and I played it forward by helping others in outrageous ways that wouldn't have been possible but for my spiritual growth. This same month I took a major business venture and all this is to the glory of God. I discovered so many things about me, my family and my friends this month and I am grateful. I will end by saying that challenges in life come for a couple of reasons,
- To know who you are.
- To test your faith in God.
- To mold you for the next level.
- To know who people are.
- To make you learn because believers never loose, they just learn in order to be equipped for the next trial.
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