Friday, March 20, 2009

Trains, Thoughts, Trials & Thanks


I have one more day left and my holiday is over. On the train today, whilst on my way to visit an old family friend that I haven't seen in a while. I realized that there's just something about sitting in trains......the mind can't help but wander, and so I find my thoughts drifting away.

My first name means "God's Jewel"- I like to tell people it means "God's Precious Jewel" because that's how I see myself. From my gibberish post you could tell I had a lot on my mind.
I gained 4kg from sitting at home for 3 weeks waiting to collect my darn NYSC certificate! My dad was going through one of the toughest times ever and I watched my mum breakdown slowly as I became her mum, My so-called-job was acting up, my well deserved trip was looking bleek........hence the saying, it never rains, it pours, and in all of my 99 problems a "man" wasn't one this time.....LOL, in fact he was the only light left in my world.

And so I went to blogspot as i usually do, but this time for uplifting.

ShaCrown had just put up a post saying in everything give thanks- right, I thought- How apt?
I took it as a sign and acted on it, as I was doing that, I remembered a sermon by Bishop Noel Jones (He's awesome by the way) and in it he said to us- God says that we should ask for ALL things, not just 1,2 or 3 but all- Naturally, I have a hard time asking for things, so I carry this attitude to God, but not this time, And so I told God today I'm going to be greedy and ask you for everything and wait for them to happen.

It's so obvious when God does His things, He uses you to show off ,and the end product shows it all. He definitely doesn't share His glory.
Not only did I get a promotion, my salary is quite a take home for a fresher in these credit crunching times, My mum called me as I was loosing my mind in clothes and my feet in shoes (On my well deserved holiday btw- *sigh, there's nothing like shop therapy, it's a Must Do)and it was my dad at the other end of the phone!!! He was ok and everything was sorted out.

So here I am at the end of my holiday (2 or more kg lighter, after 2 weeks of sauntering in and out of the shops and not eating rice everyday!!) Overwhelmed by what God did for me. Words can not describe my gratitude, I am so thankful to Him and I promised to share this with you all....as He has shown me that, indeed I am "His Precious Jewel"......... so are you.

And my dear friend sends me a text saying she has just burnt my food!!!!.................Afro!!!! Why now??

I really can't wait to be Home, but I am going to miss the Caramel .......

41 comments:

Temite said...

I am GLAD!
I am really GLAD!
I am reallly reallllly GLAD!

BSNC said...

yess am first...

BSNC said...

at the end of the day everything works out for the best.. God just showed you you are really his jewel as ur names says

mizchif said...

Thank God for all his blessings.

I see "we" had fun ay! All these hooking up, me too i must have friends oh!

funms said...

glad things r great now....... God knows his purpose for us and he makes everything perfect in his time.....

Buttercup said...

Aww babe, this was touching. God is just so so so marvelous! Im happy for u and ur family! Great testimony..

OMG! It was on Caramel's latest post that the realization dawned on me!!! The whole e-love thing.. Aww u guys r so sneaky! I love! I love! LOL! This is so cool!

Ok, Buttercup get a grip!

Buttercup said...

And Afro is ur friend too??

Gee said...

firstttttttt!

Gee said...

God is gooooooooood!
first!!

bob-ij said...

It's good you're feeling good!... I mean...what are holidays for??..It's nice everything is fine again.

x!

LG said...

lolll@..and not eating rice everyday!!)
God is in deed good, sweeri, congrats on ur promotion (wen we go wash am? :-)

njoy ur w'end

Fashinga said...

God is wonderful and when he wants to bless us, he does it in a big way. In everything, just be thankful..No matter what you're phased with...I love your post!!

Later Luv!!
F.

CaramelD said...

[Clap with Sister Caramel]

"He is a miracle working God! He is a miracle working God! He's the Alpha & Omega, He's a miracle working GOD!!!"

Praise the Lord! Amen!

It shall be well oh! But I'm CRYING INSIDE!!!!! [sob, sob]!

Who am I going to make green tea for in the morning oh???????

RocNaija said...

Uplifting post...!

Amazing what can come our way if we use the the acronym A.S.K.. Ask.. Seek.. Knock..

I'm glad for ya!

Afrobabe said...

CaramelId is not first??? hehehhe, cool!

Yickes...are you trying to spoil my benue girl image??? Queen of the kitchen that burnt the whole food...hehehhehe

Babe it is well, God makes all things good in his time...yes I READ THE BIBLE!!!

wordmerchant said...

so glad things are working out for the best..god is indeed wonderful, he always comes through

congrats on the promotion :)

CaramelD said...

Afro how can I be first? Hard working girl like myself coming back from the office and then spending the night packing multiple suitcases (LOL)! I crashed and slept and the girl went to post in the middle of the night!

Is that not wickedness? hehehehe

[Clap with Sister Caramel]
God is good, He has done me well! Oh my soul, rise up and praise the Lord!!

O'Dee said...

He definitely doesn't share His glory. I'm glad he hasnt shared his glory in your life.

Hope you shopped for me.

Tigeress said...

God is faithful and will always be faithful. Remember that he never told us we will not face challenges or trials- he said we would but we will never go thru something we can not bare. Also remember Job, there is nothing we can go thru that can compare to what Job went thru. And Job was faithful to God 100% talk less of us.

I'm happy for you.

Nefertiti said...

I am happy for you Sirius, but get ready cos this is just the begining o! Infact God will so bless you ehn, u will burst into random imitations of the macarena...lol ;-) Have a wonderful weekend!

miz-cynic said...

yea. padi mi ,pele,glad to hear the worst is over.

doug said...

Cool! Well you'll have all the memories to cherish, no? How far did you guys move from Google Earth to encrypted CIA message? hehe

NigerianDramaQueen said...

I'm so glad that after the pouring rain, there was a glimpse of sunshine.
Indeed you are God's special jewel!

Afrobabe said...

lol...Caramel, I dont envy you those cases...

bumight said...

i sort of knew that Caramel was the friend, when i read you guys' last posts, but i didnt want to "puma"

when God does His things, He definitely uses you to show off!

ibiluv said...

glad for you that they sorted it out

i disagree that Afro burnt food...unless she was busy in the bedroom............

exschoolnerd said...

I am happy all is well now dear..Thank God!!

Tee said...

Yeah, God is faithfull.
How come everyone thought they were first?

Smaragd said...

awwww

that's God for u!

Awesome, awesome!!

am glad everything's sorted.

any size 4 and a half shoes in there ? or size 8 clothes?

Afrobabe said...

@ Ibiluv....hehheheheh correct babe...How can I burn food...imagine

MissLove said...

almost cried!!! He doesn't share his glory at all at all oh!!! I am grateful! so glad to here your family pulled through :)

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Miss FlyHigh - LondonsNaijaQueen said...

Nice read hun
Happy for you, was you on holiday in UK ? because I'm assuming their are no trains in Las Gidi lol ..
drop by my blog.

Bibi said...

i am very happy for you. there's nothing like climbing up from one of those valleys of life. glad you are back up.

Writefreak said...

I thank God for you darling!

You're truly God's precious jewel...so are we all! He's a faithful God!

So did you buy anything for me miss shopaholic?

webround said...

great to hear that everything's worked out well.
pray did you leave a few days to rest from the 'shopping wakaabout' b4 starting work?

meanwhile this your promotion, how are we washing it..? shebi you know the theory of giving out your first salary/increased salary to others so they can pray for you...Oya, bring it down to our side/...

Lolia said...

Glad you enjoyed yourself dear, that's what holidays are for :)

Meanwhile your name is like my friend Onamma's name...Kind of...

Thanks for the advice the other day, changed my url to http://theartofrememory.blogspot.com so I'm still very much around!

xxx

aloted said...

gosh i have not been here in a while...missed this post

i am joining you in thanking God...he is indeed a good God and ever faithful....

babajidesalu said...

Really good. 1st time here.

God bless and I am happy you are happy.

Rita said...

I am speechless...God does not disappoint...is that why you went shopping? lol...I am so so happy for you...

rethots said...

The beautiful thing about when we journey on (parting from friends), is the sweet memories of (times with) them, that neither distance or even time can ever dampen.