Hey guys, permit me to say ‘’Happy Easter in advance.’’ Can you imagine if Jesus didn’t love us enough to die for us? By now, we would be preparing our fat lamb and other animal offerings. Whew! I don’t know about y’all but I am grateful for the selfless sacrifice of His Precious Blood.
Also, tomorrow makes it a year I officially launched my blog. Can you believe it? Waooow!!! Hasn’t God been faithful? This is me saying, ‘Thank You Lord, I am so grateful and thoroughly honored to be doing this for Your Glory. May it continue to be from one level of glory to another and may it continue to change mindsets, AMEN.’
So, for today’s story time I am gonna share on an experience I had about two months ago.
Background story – At different times last year, the book, ‘God’s Generals’ came up in my readings. I had known of the book for several years now, but never quite read it. However with the way I kept coming across references to it, I knew this was no mere coincidence and felt like the Lord would have me read it and so not only did I make a mental note to buy it, I went ahead to note it down amongst the books I would read for 2021.
Main story – Sometime in January, I went into a bookshop and asked for ‘God’s Generals.’ Didn’t even know who authored it, all I had was its title. Only then did I find out they was more than one volume! Haha… I wasn’t ready to buy all and so, I picked ‘God’s Generals: Why They Succeeded and Why Some Failed.’ When I opened it, I wasn’t happy. I didn’t like the interior. There are certain books I couldn’t read because of this same issue and so I ‘jejely’ placed it back on the shelf asking the shopkeeper if they had another print no matter the cost, unfortunately, they didn’t. So I went on to picking other books I came for and then some more that I didn’t plan for just because I wanted to make up for not taking that one but most importantly, in a bid to ignore the Holy Spirit’s nudging to go back and pick the main book I had come to buy. No matter how hard I tried to rationalize why I couldn’t get it and how I felt it would just be a waste of money because I wasn’t gonna read it, He kept moving me to go pick it. Guys, I was so restless, y’all needed to see the drama – it was real mehn! Eventually, when I realized I wasn’t gonna leave that bookshop without that book, I simply went back, picked it, paid for all the books and left (by faith). I knew if I didn’t get the book that day, I would be back the next day because the restlessness would continue and I would feel worse later for disobeying God. When I got home I kept wondering ihe mu na book a ga-eje (what me and this book would go through). Lol..
I just prayed over the books (like I almost always do over whatever I buy before use) and kept them. Several days later guys, it was time to start reading ‘God’s Generals’ (finally), I prayed for illumination and began. Guys, to say I was spiritually exposed, mentally excited and physically hooked would be a great understatement. It was so difficult to drop each time I picked it up to read; the revelations were very deep. That book answered many questions I had including those I didn’t even know I had; it explained some things attainable in the body of Christ and the reasons why. My mindset definitely started changing; I read of people who loved God with their entire lives, some were even so consumed with this love that their actions were earthly inexplicable. I had known of Kathryn Kuhlman, but reading about Aimee Semple McPherson and Maria Woodworth-Etter was definitely an experience. I also liked the Author’s note before and after speaking about each of God’s Generals. Now we know about our Predecessors in Faith, how to follow the path they took to success and pitfalls to avoid.
What I shared is just the surface of what I learnt. In fact, I so much enjoyed reading the book that I went back even before I had finished it to get another volume – ‘God’s Generals the Revivalists.’ For those who are wondering about my initial hesitance towards purchasing it due to the print, I am sincerely with you in this wonderment business. Hehe… From the moment I began reading till I stopped, I never for once struggled, I was so much into the book that I didn’t even realize what had happened until much later, and when I did, it was only to tease myself. Lol…
Can you just imagine what would have happened if I acted in disobedience and insisted on not buying the book? Such wealth of spiritual insight eluding me just because of stubbornness. That singular act of obedience introduced me to a spiritual realm I had been ignorant of hitherto reading that book.
If you are a believer who has questions (who doesn’t?) or if you want to experience a shift in your spiritual reality, I would recommend this book for you.
Who are the sons of God?
They are those who are led by the Spirit of God. (See Romans 8:14) Are you one?
May God help us trust Him enough to give in to the voice/nudging of His Spirit. Amen.
If at the end of the day all you have is God, then you have more than enough.
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