Tuesday, 29 November 2016

The Agony of Loneliness




                                     then the Lord  God said,
                                    ''it is not good that the man
                                     should be alone...'' Genesis 2:18



                                   The reality of loneliness
                                   Began to dawn on me
                                   After my 33rd birthday.
                                   A promising future;
                                   A fulfilling career,
                                   Yet no soulmate.




                                  I had prayed,
                                  I had fasted,
                                  Just that God is slow
                                  In keeping His promises.

Monday, 28 November 2016

Missing Piece





























                       "if you faint in the day of adversity,
                        your strength is small'' Proverbs 24:10




                      I never took notice
                     That I've never had an intimate
                     Relationship at the University
                     Until I started working.


                 
                    Tongues were wagging,
                    Friends were mocking;
                    My parents were getting rather impatient.



                   Don't get me wrong.
                   I had admirers-
                   Prospective suitors,
                   Just that they were not so spiritual.

Friday, 25 November 2016

Spirit of Excellence




             '' forasmuch as an excellent spirit,
              and knowledge, and understanding,
              interpreting of dreams, and shewing
              of hard sentences, and dissolving
              of doubts were found in the same
              Daniel...'' Daniel 5:12




              Shortly after I gained admission
              Into the University,
              I joined  a Campus Fellowship
              And became a prominent
             Prayer leader.
         



           It may interest you to know
           I never found it challenging
           Building a spiritual lifestyle
          On campus
          With my academics.
           I was such a genius!

Thursday, 24 November 2016

My Divine Encounter






















                  ''who is like unto thee,
                    O Lord, among the gods?
                    who is like thee,
                    glorious in holiness,
                    fearful in praises,
                    doing wonders?'' Exodus 15:11





                    God did answered
                     My prayer.
                    This is an experience
                     I would never forget.
                     I called it
                    ''My Divine Encounter.''





                    It was at a 3- day
                    Open air crusade,
                    Tagged '' Holy Spirit''
                    And this really fascinated me.

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

I Need to Know





         " my people are destroyed for
          lack of knowledge...." Hosea 4:6





            Knowledge, they say
            Is power.
            It was mid term break
           And this thought of the
           Holy Spirit
           Bothered my mind.
           Peace elude me.



          I must ask Daddy.
         He seemed so religious.
         I guessed he knew
        The scriptures so well
        Better than little Jane.
        He must have the answers.



        My Dad came as usual
        To pick me
        And I asked,
      ''Who is the Holy Spirit?''

Saint Janet




           " even a child is known by his doings,
           whether his work be pure,
           and whether it be right.'' Proverbs 20:11




          My name is Janet.
          Fondly called ''Saint Janet"
          I was such a godly child.
          My mother said,
          My first words after I was weaned
          is HALLELUJAH !


         I was so different
         From my siblings
        Very churchy and obedient
        And she took notice of it.



        I started school early.
        It was actually at High School
       That I had the salvation experience.
       Then, I was 12 years old.
       My bosom friend led me to Christ.



       The memory of that
       Crucial moment
       Still lingers on...

Monday, 21 November 2016

PROLOGUE : The Backslider





















          

           "wherefore he that thinketh he standeth 
             should take heed,
             lest he fall". 1 Corinthians 10: 12



             Oh diary!
             Satan really played tricks on me.
             Can you imagine?
             Born again, Spirit-filled,
             Tongue speaking,
             Prayer warrior;
             Fervent in the Lord,
             Yet I fell,
             Like a pack of cards.