My Free Shoes – Tukunbo O

My feet were washed during the Wednesday feet washing service. The next day, I went out to distribute flyers for a PUSH (Praise Until Something Happens) program, but I was told not to because I am elderly. They promised to do all. As I was going home however, I went into a shoe shop to see if I could get a pair of shoes to buy. I saw a new design and I was so happy. It seemed very comfortable, but looking at the price, I saw that it was too expensive for me, so I placed it back. The store manager saw me and asked if I liked the shoes. I told him I did and he said I could take it for free. God washed my feet and place shoes on them. Praise the Lord.

Tukunbo O.


D’s words on Feet Washing

I absolutely love this testimony. Short, sweet but DEEP…gorsh!

Erm, apart from a few scriptures (particularly John 13:1-17), there are not many sources that actually focus on mystery of feet washing. So today, I am going summarise the importance of feet washing, as well as highlighting the supernatural mysteries behind it. Hopefully then, you will become acquaint of what to expect when or if you have the opportunity to experience feet washing.

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Okay, so the passage of John 13: 1-17 is about Jesus washing the disciples’ feet and how Peter (one of the disciples) did not understand this act of his Master, Jesus. Now in many years of my understanding the story highlights to us that as followers of Christ we must be willing to be servants. We should be willing to serve in any way that glorifies God. Are you willing to follow Christ’s example of serving?

It is also passage for leaders (*cough* like myself), to keep us in check, by questioning ourselves “how do we really treat those who work under us (whether children, employees or volunteers)?

This is just the in depth, beautiful meaning extracted from this scripture. Let us now touch down on the mysteries behind feet washing.

John 13:6-7

Then He came to Simon Peter. And Peter said to Him, “Lord, are you washing my feet?”

Jesus answered and said to him, “What I am doing you do not understand now but you will after this.”

Jesus even said Himself that feet washing is not an ordinary thing and that it is only with the help of the Holy Spirit that we will be able to understand it.

John 13:8

Peter said to Him, “You should never wash my feet!”

Jesus answered him. “If I do not wash you, you have no part of Me”

So by feet washing you will be a part of Him and by being a part of him includes having supernatural dominion, that includes being able to crush Satan under your feet (Romans 16:20), that includes having the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy (Luke 10:19).

By washing your feet, you will be a part of Him, by that you will have access to supernatural elevation and promotion, He will make your feet like deer feet, given you the ability to run across rough and dangerous terrain, He will make you walk on high heels (Habakkuk 3:19). When difficult situations come by, you have the ability to get through it with ease.

By washing your feet, you will be a part of Him, by that you will have access to supernatural affluence. Your steps bathed with cream (walking into prosperity…) (Job 29:6).

As part of the anatomy, the feet are a crucial part of the body, it is our strength and it carries the weight of our body. It gives us the ability to moves us from point A to B. Even if our hands are not functioning, our feet can still manage to achieve so many things. I remember washing on “Newsround”, many years ago, someone who was born without the upper limbs, they were able to teach themselves how to draw and type with their toes, basically how to live daily with just their feet, isn’t that amazing?

Can you imagine now, the power that our feet will carry once we engage, believe and understand the mysteries of feet washing?

In a nutshell, it can be said that the act of feet washing is a spiritual medium where we have access to our missing parts in Christ; that could be strength, health, favor etc.

Feet washing together with your non paralyzed faith come with dangerous testimonies. So if you do get opportunity to attend a feet washing service, know that something amazing is about to happen in your life.

I thank God for daddy Tukunbo’s testimony, so simple but so deep.

by DAfricanLady

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DAfricanLady

Testimony: To Rejoice About Christ Through Sound with Anthony Rocco

Hiiiiii! It’s Testimony Thursday!

So today, instead of reading, watching, it’s time to listen to a beautiful track/poem called Testimony by T.R.A.C.T.S (To Rejoice About Christ Through Sound) with Anthony Rocco –Thank you!

T.R.A.C.T.S. has returned to music production after a hiatus of several years. His passion has been reignited because of his new focus and purpose. He now looks at his musical talent as a gift from God and as such, he wants to give glory back to God with the gift he has been given. The name T.R.A.C.T.S. actually stands for – to rejoice about Christ through sound which is his goal every time he creates music.

Follow: @tractsbeats; @anthonyrocco92                 IG: tractsbeats


D’s Word of Encouragement:

The joy and fulfilment you get from society will always have expiry date.

However, the joy you get from the Lord is everlasting and will bring you to the Kingdom gate.

Brothers and sisters, never think you’ve fallen so deep into sin,

That the Lord can’t set you free, to give you a new journey to begin.

by DAfricanLady

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The Job Search Season

Evening everybody!

Here I am again with an unplanned post.

The Holy Spirit led me into writing this post after rereading Jeff’s testimony (check out previous post).

We are currently in the season where we have fresh graduates (congratulations y’all! Woo!) who are looking for jobs. We also have those non degree and degree holders who are still looking to have that breakthrough into that career. We also have those who are just looking for a job or stagnate in the same position or in that same job that has nothing to do with what you really want.

DO NOT GIVE UP! GOD HAS NOT FORGOTTEN YOU. JUST TRUST IN HIM

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me“- (Philippians 4:13)

…rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer...”- (Romans 12:12)

Trust in the Lord with all your heart; And lean not on your own understanding“- (Proverbs 3:5)

To all of the above PLEASE meditate on those scriptures and read “D’s (my) words of encouragement” at this link… I mean… actually after you read my story, my very old testimony – sorry Lord!


It’s was 9 months after I graduated before I got my first job. I was initially introduced to the organisation where I had to work voluntarily. I had favour and was given a job role within that same organisation that kind of complimented my studies. No application, no interview. Just favour.

A few months down the line, due to rules and regulations, it was made known to me I had to go through the standard procedure of actually applying for the job. As the Lord would have it, I was just made to do just the interview, which was appalling, rubbish, disgusting! BUT once again did I have favour. My immediate manager fought my corner and I remained in the job.

The job came with series of testimonies.

I was paid £3000 more than the person I replaced.

The boss allowed me to take consecutive days off to complete a course that I wanted to do (to get that knowledge lol).

The way the course got paid was a miracle.

Despite the pressure from the workplace and those deadlines…I still managed to get good results.

Although, there were times I would complain about the job, I know the Lord put me there for a reason. He put me there to give me the tools to prepare for my next adventure. Through the job the Lord revealed to me that I was no dull lady, it told me I was sharp, thought outside the box and a hard worker. However, through the job the Lord also taught me patience and some of other characteristics to becoming a good mother/wife in future.

Although the job role was not in line (to the point) with my studies, I know that it was just a pit stop, I was just collecting what I needed to pursue my career, my purpose, my ministry, my destiny.

So what am I saying? Fresh graduates, those looking for a career breakthrough and those looking for a job, in prayer be specific in the job role you want. But do not be too picky with the opportunities presented before you, if you find a job that is somewhat similar to what you want and can still lead you into your career, your purpose – go for it! Just be sure you pick up courses to refresh your knowledge and keep applying for jobs too. Yes I did say trust in Him but you have be active too.

Now to those who have been in the same position for a long time. What I have written above applies to you too, but have you thought about whether God has kept you there for a reason? There could be someone there that needs you. Do you know if someone there at the same level that needs to know about Jesus. Have you fulfilled your purpose within that job role? Have you developed yourself? What good characteristics have you gained that you can take with you to your next destination, your next adventure?

God is aware of where you’re at, He knows where you’re going and He knows why he has put you there now. Trust Him.

Smile lol

Dafricanlady

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Identifying My Purpose – Jeff

I had been working at my GP for two years and half but never saw a future there. I felt like I didn’t have a vision for my life. I also didn’t feel like I knew what or where I would be in five years. When I was asked the question “what is your passion? Or what are your interests?” I was so lost, I didn’t have an answer.

I kept praying to God asking Him “what on earth are my interests? Lol”. A day came when something in my mind asked “Jeff, what do you enjoy doing?” I replied “exercising or showing people how to exercise”. Then another question was like “back when you were 15/16, what did you say you wanted to become??” I replied “a PE teacher or Trainer”. Then I remembered besides the Christian books in my house I have loads of men’s health magazines and exercise textbooks so it came to be that “Jeff, health and fitness is your passion”. So bingo God answered my prayer and because of it I feel indebted to Him to help people to see the importance of Healthy living.

Jeff


D’s Word of encouragement: Firstly, there is a reason for you being here today. You have a purpose. No matter how insignificant you think that purpose is, in God’s eyes – it is a big thing, an important thing but most importantly your special thing. Individual A, B and C doesn’t have to understand/agree with your purpose or even the pathway on how to achieve that purpose, the vital thing is that you are obedient with what God has called you to do, then ask Him for guidance and grace to follow it through.

Secondly, the Lord is your friend; He is understanding and will listen to everything you have to say or need to ask. Jeff knew this and prayed about his situation. He eventually got his answer through the guidance of the Holy Spirit  (imagine! After he was unable to give an answer when asked by people – the Lord is amazing!). Basically, for Jeff to get the answers he needed to pursue his purpose (and identify his interests and begin his career) he needed to devote time to God, pray to Him, praise Him and read the Word.  So what am I saying? Spend time with Him. Ladies, arrange dates with Him. Gentlemen, have that man to man talk with Him, Find and spend that time with Him, so that you don’t feel like a stranger but only familiar with His voice and excited by His presence.

Stay positive 😀

DAfricanLady

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Exposed: Trichotillomania Testimony

*Deep breaths* Hey everyone. I wasn’t really going to post any testimonies until the last week of the month, let alone my own testimony to start off the pace! The plan was to post my personal testimony very quick and label it as  “anonymous”; however, the Holy Spirit had other ideas. So in the past 12 hours I watched “My Eczema/My Testimony” from a woman named Blessing (she has agreed to feature, so I will post the video very soon), it is a testimony that has been floating around for a bit now, so some of you may already be familiar with it. Though it was my third time watching it…WOW, did it HIT me! Something Blessing was so ashamed of, for so many years, turned around into a testimony, after giving her life to Christ and knowing the Truth of whom she really is. It is because of her testimony that Blessing is literally beginning her own ministry.

After discussing with my Father, I realised that the reason why He gave me this idea of “The Testimony Blog” was to share my own testimonies (in particular this one).

The following day, I was speaking to my friend, displaying my excitement for the “Testimony Blog” and then said to her:  “Nobody from the public has emailed me yet”. She said a lot of useful things…Mehn, let’s pause for a second…let me just emphasis on this point…never think you are too old to learn from someone younger than you…please don’t! Okay, rewind. My friend here said a lot of useful things, the one which sticks to mind was this statement: “The audience needs to get to know you”.

After talking to my Father once again…I realised ONE. I shouldn’t be ashamed of what He has done for me…OK…TWO….From the previous post, I did say that one of the purpose of testifying is to find common ground with those you want to evangelize to…CHAI! Then my friend’s words hit me again “Make sure it is God leading you, and you will see the fruit”. If I had it my own way, I wouldn’t be typing this with my name on it. I know it’s God! So I eventually concluded that showing off what God has done for me is what will bring fruits. Not my own efforts.

So let me tell you my testimony and watch God do the rest.


Have you ever heard of trichotillomania? Can I even pronounce it?

Since the age of 9, I developed a very strange habit of plucking hairs around the hairline, eyebrows and lashes. It was so bad that I had bald patches. I should thank God that it wasn’t consistent as my hair did grow back (thank God!). However it wasn’t long before it happened again. It seemed to happen in cycles. For what reason the habit arose –I do not know- maybe stress, but who gets stressed in year 3 of  primary school? (My thoughts were confirmed as I researched further).

The situation continued into secondary school, college and university. The hairline improved…but my eyebrows were the BIG problem. Being in secondary school made the issue a whole lot worse. It was a situation I had to deal with by myself because I never spoke to anybody about it. If I had a bald patch on my eyebrows I would somehow find a black ink pen to fill it in. LOL…terrible times.  Did people notice? Yes! But I was really good at brushing such topic off. However, at times I would find myself segregated from the crowd, especially when the sun was out. This sun reveals all I tell you.

From college, I had very scanty eyelashes, almost nothing was there. Self-confidence was a problem, the way I saw myself was a problem but not to the point where I would categorise myself as ugly but I also didn’t feel pretty either. I hated summer for years. I wasn’t happy within myself that I associated myself with makeup either, even though it was just the basic eye makeup. I got too dependent on it. Makeup metaphorically then to me was a drug.

In university, where the plucking cycles were much closer together, I would use eyebrow pencil as usual but when exposed to anti-cancer agents during experiments, it’s like the eyebrow pencil ON MY EYEBROW liquidised and evaporated. It was serious. I had to have eyebrow pencil with me all the time.

I research these embarrassing symptoms and realized it was very similar to trichotillomania. When I checked the definition of the condition and saw the term “psychological….”…at that moment I rejected it and closed the internet window. I knew the God I served, so I wasn’t planning on labelling myself with such nonsense.

Though, I never said a word to anyone, Jesus protected me through the years as I did not to get bullied, I never once was abused for it. I learnt to cover it up well, the embarrassment, the guilt, the shame and the patches. …oh yeah I avoided, almost hated looking into people’s eyes.

This was a situation I would bring to the prayer table was when I was concerned for the future. I would ask for everything to be restored before the day of my wedding so that on the aisle, I would be able to look at that man’s eyes.

The turnaround point was when I started to spend MORE time with the Word, took part in hosting Bible Study, read “Look Good, Feel Great by Joyce Meyer” (slowed paced book but worth it) and started praying fervently for my desires. I also included fasting into the equation. My prayer points were based on the future rather than the present.

During this time, I made a new friend. It didn’t take her long to notice that I had no eyelashes. To my embarrassment I said it was one of my hay fever symptom(s).

However, for the first time my answer to her question didn’t settle with me, so I told her the truth.

She replied “Oh okay, I appreciate your honesty”. She spoke nothing of it after that.

Whilst I was spending more time with God, things changed, gym happened, healthy eating, circle of friends were changing, favour at my workplace…my confidence build up, creativity switch turned on. A lot of things were looking up

Then one day whilst talking to this same friend, she blurted out “Your eyelashes are back”, it was same day that morning I noticed it myself. She continued saying “I had to do some prayers for you on that topic you know”. At this point in time my eyebrows were bushed out and hairline intact.

Now I don’t know how deep or intense her prayer was in regards to my situation, but if it wasn’t for that intercessory prayer involved and the strength the Lord gave me to draw closer to Him – I might have been moaning for the Sun to go away today.

So there we have it, the first testimony of the blog. I actually thank God for giving me the courage to write this and I do pray that this testimony will bless someone.

I look forward to sharing more of what God is doing in my life.

DAfricanLady

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Testimonies: What?… How? And Erm Why?

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Evening all. So I thought I should post a few answers to some of the questions that you may have on testimonies. The whats, the hows and the whys.

If you do have any more questions, suggestions or feedback please do not hesitate to email me at (your_testimonies@aol.co.uk) or leave comment below at the space provided.

Share your testimonies, share the blog and God bless. 😀


What is a testimony?

A testimony is honoring the Lord by bearing witness to others about His works in your life. They are proofs of God’s visitation in our midst.

It has been said once, that a testimony is a result from a test that takes place during our moaning period, which is probably why it is called testimony. TEST …..I…….MON…..Y (Testing….in our….moans).

In a nutshell, it is an alternative way of evangelizing about the Word of God, it is a tool for encouraging others and it is a beautiful way of showing our appreciation towards God.

So why share a testimony?

  1. An important reason as to why we testify is that it is scriptural to do so. God commands us to share our testimonies, as Deborah’s song in the book of Judges 5:11says:

Far from the noise of the archers, among the watering places,

There they shall recount the righteous acts of the Lord,

The righteous acts for His villagers in Israel:

Then the people of the Lord shall go down to the gates”.

  1. We should share our testimony to continuously overcome the enemy. Revelation 12:11 (KJV) says

And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the Word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives until death”.

When you share your testimony you are putting the devil to shame and giving God the glory! The devil hates this, he hates hearing that he is losing.

  1. Sharing your testimony builds and edifies. In Romans 10:17 it says

Faith cometh by hearing and hearing the Word of God…

Apart from preaching the gospel, testifying is a personal way of witnessing. It encourages and stirs up faith. If God can do it for that brethren, I believe He can do it for me also. When you share a testimony with others, your faith is boosted, is strengthened, it escalates.

  1. Testimonies invigorate and excite us. It tells us that God indeed, is very much alive. In addition to this hearing and reading testimonies makes us to 1 Timothy 6:12. Yes, that right! “Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life…” It encourages us.
  1. It could be a tool for soul winning? From experience, I have learnt that to capture an unbeliever’s attention during evangelism, I find that I need to have to find some kind of common ground. In most cases testimonies does do this.

How to share a testimony?

I should emphasis on the point that there is no actual structure into how to testify. Generally, a lot of testimonies include the following:

  • What was the situation beforehand? When did the problem arise?
  • What is the nature of the issue? Is it financial, mental, spiritual etc? Who is/are involved?
  • What was the initial action/approach used to resolve the situation?
  • How/what scriptures, divine direction(s)/instruction did the Holy Spirit lay in your heart to resolve the matter?
  • What were the results?

However, there are some testimonies that don’t have most of the above mentioned. For instance, if someone was to email me “I just turned 100 years old”…That alone is a remarkable testimony. Living 100 years in today’s environment is not a joke thing. A whole century on earth – WHAT?. May we live long in Jesus name.

Format of Testimony

A LOT of testimonies are written, shown on videos or verbally said in front of a congregation or on one to one basis.

I am praying for a flood of testimonies that are in written format , a substantial number in form of poetry. I am praying for videos, audio. Even testimonies through music and art.

This is a blog that should not be labelled as “My Blog”; it is “The Blog” for every one of you out there.

God Bless you as you read and testify.

DAfricanLady


 

“Come here and listen, let me tell you what God has done for me” – Psalm 66:16 (NKJ)

Testimonies Speak

Whilst we have numerous blogs that reflect the Word to encourage us with our life events and lifestyles, I have had it in my heart to introduce a blog that is predominately based on testimonies…mine and YOURS!

For now, I don’t want to preach tooo much on “what…” and “how important…” or the effects of testimonies are…as I am hoping this blog will demonstrate it – by God’s grace. But I just want to highlight to you that there is POWER in your testimony. It is a tool that can be used to overcome the several forms of the enemy (Revelation 12:11).

Be sure that your and my testimonies will make a difference in somebody’s life out there – so feel free to email/message me your drafts, poems, videos and artwork at testimonies_speak@outlook.com or via The Multifunction Box.

To make a success of this blog I should point out that…

  • I need you, to help me, make this work
  • Name or initials, you could also give your testimonies anonymously
  • Time of when it happened and what church you attend (optional)
  • Testimonies from 2 lines to A4 essay will be great (with pictures -fantastic)
  • Testimonies can be presented as video(s) or even poetry
  • Don’t forget to tell us, what the situation was before and what has happened now…”I was blind but now I see” kind of thing
  • Testimonies on ANYTHING. From academics to child birth to receiving indefinite stay
  • don’t forget to tell us in your testimony what source(s) (books, verses, divine instruction etc) that lead you to your miracle(s)
  • Share the blog to everyone you know via blogs, facebook, instagram, twitter…to teenagers, colleagues, mothers, fathers, and grandparents. Everyone!!!
  • Please note that not all testimonies will be chosen for publishing on the site but they will be prayed for.

New posts to come out every other week, depending on the number of testimonies. To add some flavour to the blog, there will be mini series as well as book/film reviews.

I hope just like myself that you’ll benefit from this blog. In the meantime I look forward to hearing from you.

Hang in there and God Bless

DAfricanLady


“Come here and listen, let me tell you what God has done for me” – Psalm 66:16 (NKJ)