Date: 31st December 2013
Venue: Tafawa Balewa Square
The occasion was the cross over service organised by Covenant Christian Centre and I had attended with 3 of my friends. Along the course of the service I got some pictures of someone who looked like my mum in the hospital. I called home and my sister said my mom was in there because the discs in her spine had come off. Boy did I laugh at the devil’s attempt to give me a bad year. While declaring what we wanted for the year, I told God exactly what I wanted.
The Lord sustains him on his sickbed; in his illness you restore him to full health – Psalm 41:3 (ESV)
3 months, a hospital and a wheel chair later, my mom is whole. She didn’t need a surgery done because of her phobia. For someone who has never exercised faith in her life, I daresay she did a good job. Her faith made her whole.
Date: 16th – 22nd August 2014
Venue: Nigerian Law School, Lagos Campus
This was exam period. Look, let me tell you, bar finals is hard. Even when you read you need grace. I was scared I wouldn’t do well. First paper was “ah, first class l’omo”. Second was “I’ll manage a 2:2”. By the end of the third paper, all I thought was “well, a conditional pass last last”. LMAO. Beloved, I passed. I was called to the Nigerian Bar as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court. Someone told me to my face that I couldn’t do it. I wonder what her foot tastes like now.
And being fully assured that what God had promised, He was able also to perform – Romans 4:21
Date: all through the year
Venue: all over Nigeria.
I wanted to be in a relationship this year but after 2 misses, I settled for what made me happy. Over time, I realised I didn’t want that anymore. I’ve decided to enjoy being single until it happens. Outside of that, my relationship with people was better than last year. God brought this awesome sister into my life and honestly, if I was a man, I’d have put a ring on it tey tey.
A man who has friends must himself be friendly but there’s a friend that sticks closer than a brother – Psalm 18:24.
I discovered His love for me this year. Sigh. God loves me. Everywhere I am, even when I’m doing something I know will hurt him, I still feel his love. Sometimes the feeling gets so strong that I just start shedding tears, asking him why he loves me so much. I love Him too. Not as much as I should but I guess we love him because he first loved us.
The theme this year was Favor and they came in several ways.
To Nnenna, my sister, I love you.
To Tobi, you’re the best man I have ever met. Be happy.
To Kola, you deserve all the happiness for bringing same to my life. You’re amazing.
To Ugomma, for your prayers, thank you.
To Lily, your strength gives me strength.
To Jibola, you know what I want to say already.
The Rock! His work is perfect, For all His ways are just; A God of faithfulness and without injustice, Righteous and upright is He – Deuteronomy 32:4.
I actually enjoyed the structure to this post. Reviews are for us to lay everything in order and set the books and the records straight. And this review did just that for me. Thank you Chichi for sharing. Have a splendid 2015.