For the newbies, the every Sunday KFB Only God Could Have Done This series, is an inspirational column that lets readers send in their testimonies of how God has been faithful to restore and rekindle hope in others.
You can keep up with the other volumes you have missed (HERE) and also send in your testimonies via firstname.lastname@example.org.
I was a church goer but was always pleasing myself indulging in the pleasures of life. The church l was attending then did not draw me well into the faith in Jesus Christ. My knowledge of Christ was shallow. Going to church then was like going to mark attendance.
I still went to spiritualists and what have you to seek for security and easy way to live life.
I got married and had my first child immediately. But he died in his first month.
The second came and went like the first.
I was still chasing the shadows. Running to those who could not help !
However, when the third came,he seemed to want to stay . He too , after some months died.
Then , my mother came in. Thank God for some mothers. God used her for me.
She had been warning me of how l was living my life.and had been telling me to come and surrender my life totally to the Lord Jesus Christ.
Before that time, l saw no reason in being born again- giving one's life completely to Jesus without 'peeping ' outside.
Then it seemed life could not be lived while depending on Jesus alone.
Three deaths of three sons made me more than dejected. I was almost losing my mind.
Or was it someone ' doing ' me. African notion !
My mother sat me down saying l was wasting my life, energy and opportunities.
She came with the saving grace story in Christ.
I could not but gave in to Jesus. I wept asking HIM to help me and take over everything about me.
Jesus took the curses and the yokes on me away. HE saved me and replaced the ' old' me with a new and fruitful ' me'.
I am a happy mother of children that not only lived but are doing well.
I thank God for the privilege of knowing and accepting His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ as my Lord and Saviour.
Where would l have been? Running round and round looking for solution where there was none and would have also cost me a lot of things.
All the glory to the Lord God Almighty, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ forever and ever. AMEN.