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Praise to God

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Praise be to God

Our King and Father

Who ensures that His established covenant with us comes to fruition

Whose words do not return void but are accomplished

The unchangeable changer

The one who has the earth as His footstool

Who is bigger than the biggest

And higher than the highest

The one who wins every battle

Who cannot be defeated

How great is our God

Merciful and Mighty

Strong and Honourable

Firm yet so loving

Is there anything too hard for Him to do? No there isn’t

The birth of my first son triggered an even deeper relationship in my walk with God. I received favour in conceiving right after the wedding and I experienced a relatively comfortable pregnancy. I did itch a lot and had food cravings sometimes but there was no reason to go to the hospital other than the usual prenatal checkups or so I taught…

On my husband’s birthday, we had a pregnancy photo-shoot and on getting home, I started experiencing contractions so we went to the hospital. I was told to go back home and return the next day. I walked a bit as advised and then I rested. I couldn’t sleep for too long and shortly before 12 am we had to go back to the hospital. I wasn’t in a lot of pain but I was quite uncomfortable. The midwife checked and noted that I was 3 cm dilated. She decided to let me stay in the hospital while I dilated to 10. At 9 am, I was still less than 5 cm dilated and my Obgyn came to see me. She burst my water herself and also induced me. At this point, the contractions got quite unbearable and I began to dilate faster. To cut a long story short, the baby’s head descended but still did not drop enough for me to successfully push him out. I was 10 cm dilated at this point. They hooked me up to a monitor to measure the baby’s heart rate while giving some more time for me to push.

Then, like a scene out of a movie, the door to my maternity room burst open and 4 nurses came in with 2 midwives. They informed me that I had to be prepped for surgery immediately as my baby’s heart rate had dropped drastically. Before I could fully comprehend what was going on, I was rushed to the operating room. To be truthful at this point I was already crying and asking for my husband. They informed me that he was changing and would join us in the operating room immediately. He came in and the surgery began. I heard the doctor exclaim – – – plus I didn’t hear the baby cry. I was awake during the procedure so I tapped my husband who was seeing it all and asked why the baby was not crying. He just simply said not to worry. Then the Dr spoke and said she wasn’t sure how the baby was alive as there was barely any umbilical cord. The baby was almost stuck to the placenta and there was almost no umbilical cord. The Dr said with such a situation the foetus should actually not have developed let alone survive until delivery. It also was not detected during any of the scans.

The above is a summary of my first son’s birth. Did that mean that every single thing was rosy after that?lol definitely not. I went on to lose a pregnancy while having the wrong countenance but then went on to have another supernatural delivery that I would share about one day. With tests come testimonies – which essentially means that when you complain that as a christian you do not want battles or tests anymore, you are essentially saying you no longer want testimonies.

Romans 5:3-5

The Message Version

3 There’s more to come: We continue to shout our praise even when we’re hemmed in with troubles, because we know how troubles can develop passionate patience in us, 
4 and how that patience in turn forges the tempered steel of virtue, keeping us alert for whatever God will do next. 
5 In alert expectancy such as this, we’re never left feeling shortchanged. Quite the contrary – we can’t round up enough containers to hold everything God generously pours into our lives through the Holy Spirit!

King James Version

5 And hope maketh not ashamed;because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
One thing to note about godly trials is that they will NOT end in shame. Isn’t it so sweet to know that the situation before you that seems so difficult with no headway will not end in shame but victory regardless of the physical stance of things? Oh let’s rejoice! for our appointed time is here and shall not tarry. Speak to that situation and if it is of God, be open to learn the lesson to be delivered and not struggle with it so it can be over. If the situation is not of God, bind it and in the name of Jesus believe and dump it for it’s owner the devil who has no power over you or anything which concerns you.
This post is getting too long 🙂 there is more to come!

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19 Comments

  1. Seunrere
    February 24, 2018 at 10:40 am
    Reply

    Awesome post 👏🏾👏🏾

    • Jahdal
      April 30, 2018 at 11:11 pm

      Thanks alot!!

  2. Tannenbaum
    February 24, 2018 at 3:34 am
    Reply

    Yes i concur,in trials or tribulations,God is there with us,so that we come out as refined as pure God,becoming a beauty to behold.
    The funny thing is,we think the fire is too hot,forgetting that the one refining us,holding us also feels the heat.That’s our God,the true refiner.

    In all situation,to Him alone be all the praise.

    • Jahdal
      April 30, 2018 at 11:38 pm

      Yes o, so true!! thanks for stopping by

  3. Tannenbaum
    February 24, 2018 at 3:41 am
    Reply

    Yes i concur,in trials or tribulations,God is there with us,so that we come out as refined as pure gold,becoming a beauty to behold.
    The funny thing is,we think the fire is too hot,forgetting that the one refining us,holding us also feels the heat.That’s our God,the true refiner.

    In all situation,to Him alone be all the praise.

  4. Tokunbo
    February 24, 2018 at 8:14 am
    Reply

    Well done Sis.God bless you.

    • Jahdal
      April 30, 2018 at 11:47 pm

      Amen and you too!

  5. Iyadami
    February 24, 2018 at 2:21 pm
    Reply

    Indeed, God is awesome and too faithful to fail. I have also enjoyed this great mercy and love.

    • Jahdal
      April 30, 2018 at 11:47 pm

      Halleluyah!

  6. Jummie
    February 25, 2018 at 12:01 am
    Reply

    Such an awesome testimony!! Praise be to God who always cause us to triumph. It’s so comforting to know that He’s always with us and will never allow us to be drowned even when we go through the deepest sea.

    Keep up the good work dear 😍

    • Jahdal
      April 30, 2018 at 11:48 pm

      Thanks alot!!

  7. Missy
    February 27, 2018 at 8:11 am
    Reply

    Thank God for everything! “in Test comes the Testimony “

    • Jahdal
      April 30, 2018 at 11:48 pm

      so true! thanks!

  8. Adeleke Lawal
    March 3, 2018 at 10:02 am
    Reply

    This is a great guide. Thank to you sis, God bless.

    • Jahdal
      April 30, 2018 at 11:48 pm

      Amen and you too!

  9. Helengul
    March 6, 2018 at 8:11 am
    Reply

    We serve a God that never fails nor disappoints. When the going gets tough or the tough gets going, HE promised to be there for us always. All we need do is BELIEVE and have FAITH…

    • Jahdal
      April 30, 2018 at 11:48 pm

      Halleluyah!!

  10. Frances Ada
    March 23, 2018 at 12:55 am
    Reply

    Amazing testimony! He is a God of wonders indeed 🙏🏽

    • Jahdal
      April 30, 2018 at 11:49 pm

      He surely is!

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