180 Days of Boasting about God – Day 1

This is my third consecutive year of posting this series. It started out of an epiphany I received when reading the book of Esther in the bible. At that time, King Ahasuerus threw a large feast for the officials throughout the province. It is recorded that he took them on a tour of the citadel. This tour lasted for 180 days which he used to show off the kingdom and boast about himself.

I found myself asking, “what if I, as a Christian, were to boast about God for 180 days?” 🤔 That’s how I started this series, and I enjoyed experiencing God (“Daddy”) and being able to boast about him and what he has done for me.

Today, I start by sharing how my first car was sold. I placed ads in the newspaper, advertised on my status, and called multiple auto dealers. The general response was that the price was too high (by the way, the price was 300k less than the valued cost). I didn’t lower the price, so I waited.

I waited even though I needed the money from the sale to cover my outstanding tuition. I waited. Then, one day as I walked into my room, Daddy said something to me. He said, “You cannot sell the car because someone has claimed it”.

For those who don’t know, claiming is done when one party identifies an object owned by the second party and proceeds to declare that the item is theirs and cannot be sold until they are able to obtain it.

Who claimed my car? How did I find out who it was? Come back tomorrow for the rest of the story.  Remember to like, share, subscribe, and comment.

180 Days of Boasting about God – Day 180

Congratulations!! We have reached Day 180 of 180 Days of Boasting about God!!

My final boasting is about the God of the answered prayers.

When I started this series, my one request was to get new experiences with Daddy so that I would have new things to boast about this year. And that prayer was answered. I saw him in a way I’ve never seen him before.

The most memorable moment was when he revealed my spiritual name and told he that he will restore everything that was stolen from me.

From the start of the year to now, he has both confirmed and manifested his response to my request.

As I close this series, I want to express my gratitude to all the readers. Especially the persons who read most or all of the blogs in this series. (Please like, subscribe, comment, and share your favourite blog in this series). Without you, boasting would be pointless. Thank you for allowing me to show you my version of the God I serve.

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180 Days of Boasting about God – Day 179

All things work together for good to those who love the Lord and are called according to his righteousness. Romans 8:28

I adore how Daddy directs everything that happens in and around my life to benefit me. The setback is actually a catapult or a life lesson. See some examples below:

1. Having added responsibility stretched me to do better and work smarter;

2. Being exhausted but functioning showed me that Daddy truely is my strength;

3. Failing some courses taught me to be patient because I will eventually achieve my goal; and

4. Getting something wrong revealed to me that Daddy will correct me and bring me back on track.

There are a plethora more BUT I hope you get the point. I see God in every moment of my life because he’s shifting them in my favour.

180 Days of Boasting about God – Day 178

Have you ever been so tired that you can’t think straight? That’s me right now.

As a result, I’m boasting about how Daddy strengthened me to push through.

On Wednesday, I had an exam which I finished at 6:30am on Thursday. So I didn’t sleep at all. Thursday at 10am was my mother’s wedding so I started getting ready after the exam. Simultaneously, another exam was released at 10am.

I got home a little after 4pm on Thursday, as the wedding was in another parish. Due to how tired I was are the wedding, I didn’t have any appetite so I ate when I got home. Then I took a nap and my sis woke me up around midnight to do the exam. I did the exam under utter exhaustion but I pushed through and submitted the paper at 10am on Friday.

Then I went straight into a work meeting for 10am. Thank God it only lasted for 30 minutes. I took another nap and woke up after 1pm to get ready to go to my weekend destination.

I was only able to do all of that because Daddy was with me and helping me. His grace was sufficient during my weakness. He brought me safely to my various destinations while I was exhausted, he helped me to complete my exams, and he allowed me to see my mommy getting married again.

My God cares about every aspect of my life.

180 Days of Boasting about God – Day 177

Here’s to new beginnings 🍻.

My father died in 2013 never getting to see his children graduating university, working, and starting families.

Since then, my pastor became a father to me. But, he died June of this year. I am grateful for his life.

Today, my mom has re-married. And I’m looking at how Daddy (the heavenly Father) keeps ensuring that we have a father-figure here on earth.

Thank you, Daddy for looking out for us.

180 Days of Boasting about God – Day 176

Gosh! On some days, the calling is hard to execute. I just find myself pulling back and saying it’s too much.

But there’s a sweet reassurance that overtakes me when I humbly say yes to the calling once more.

The thing about Daddy is that he’s patient during the periods when I want to say, “No, it’s too much”. But the moment I say, “Yes, Lord, yes to your will and to your way”, I feel an instant sense of calm.

Daddy doesn’t play when it comes to letting me feel his presence. He’s never stand-off-ish or berates me for being stubborn or disobedient. He instantly let’s me feel his peace, to symbolise that not only am I doing the right thing but he hears me and is with me.

180 Days of Boasting about God – Day 175

And just like that, I only have 5 days remaining to boast about God 💃💃💃

Today I want to share of the comfort I find in him. He said that he’d abundantly exceed all my thoughts and requests. I was reminded of that verse yesterday.

I’ve seen him to do it so many times in my life and the life of those around me.

Now, all I have to do is think of what I want and make requests concerning my thoughts and he’ll in turn respond in a way that I never expect.

My thoughts: I need to pass my exams, no matter how difficult they were last semester. I just need to apply myself to understanding the concepts.

My requests: Daddy, help me to understand the courses, properly interpret the exam questions, and pass them all.

Now, I wait. 💃💃

180 Days of Boasting about God – Day 174

I go to the Rock of my salvation. I go to the Stone that the builders rejected. I run to the Mountain, and the Mountain stands by me. When all around me is sinking sand, on Christ the solid rock I stand. When I need a shelter, when I need a friend, I go to the Rock.

I am honestly depressed due to my upcoming exams. But I keep going to the Rock. I have my doubts, but I’m laying them at Daddy’s feet.

I do this because I have an assurance. God is faithful. When I fail to be obedient or to communicate with him, he remains faithful to me. So I know that when I turn to him, he will direct my path.

He never wavers, falters, or fails. He is sure, secure, and loving. This is the God I serve… He’s not just a God, he’s also a father, a friend, a secret place, peace and protection. He’s the restorer of my joy!

180 Days of Boasting about God – Day 173

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

When I start to doubt myself, I use the verse above as a reminder that it’s not of myself that I will succeed. I am strengthened by Christ. And he enables me to do more than I think is possible.

I don’t express fear or discouragement verbally but I am able to identify behaviours that indicate that I am doubtful about something. Like now, for example, I was subconsciously doubtful about whether I’d pass the supplemental exams for the courses I failed. My tell-tale signs were: not reading or watching the recorded lectures, and telling myself I had “enough” time.

So I turned to Daddy as his words comfort me whenever I need him. I was reassured that not only am I strengthened by Jesus, but the Holy Spirit will help me to study, remember and give me wisdom, knowledge and understanding for the exam.

I don’t walk through life alone. I have the Trinity (the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit).

180 Days of Boasting about God – Day 172

I found myself binge watching an American reality TV show. It was very entertaining as it was packed with drama.

But as I watched, I couldn’t help but wonder if they were genuinely happy with that level of drama on the regular. I can’t imagine how broken those characters were as they moved from relationship to relationship, backstabbed their friends, and were engaged in frequent fights.

I just wanted to give them Jesus. I know that I too was “broken beyond repair” and I know that I was emotionally unpleasant. Still, I encountered God and surrendered my life to him because of Jesus’ death on the cross. And while I can’t say I’m fully restored, I must state that that unrepairable brokenness was reshaped into someone I never could have imagined I’d be.

I accessed a life changing power source, that’s who I’m boasting about today.

180 Days of Boasting about God – Day 171

I apologise for the lack of blogs over the past few days, my routine was thrown off balance.

Today I’m boasting about God’s tendency to give new revelations of the scripture through the Holy Spirit.

Out of a bible study session with my cousin on night, we discussed Ezra, the book and the character. Strangely enough, Ezra (the person) doesn’t appear in the story until chapter 7. What Daddy revealed to us was that the story/situation was happening long before we arrived. Meaning, Daddy went before Ezra to pave the way long before he even knew he’d be at a particular place.

Like Ezra, the story didn’t start when we arrived on the scene. Rather, the story started long ago, it’s just for us to arrive and do the will of God.

So I encourage you, where you are now is not where you’ll always be. You have great works to do. Trust that Daddy has gone before you to design the situation in such a way that your arrival is what will propel it forward.

180 Days of Boasting about God – Day 170

I pour out my heart before you, Daddy, knowing you will understand my tears.

I love that I am able to talk to you about anything. I don’t feel like you won’t care about my little problems. You care about all aspects of my life.

Here’s my heart, Daddy. I lay it at your feet.

180 Days of Boasting about God – Day 169

The simple things that Daddy do to remind me of his presence in my life ❤.

A few months ago, someone gave me something to take to church. (Due to the nature of the matter I can’t be more descriptive). I did what I had to do and placed the thing in my handbag. The person had informed me to return it when I was able rather than to go out of my way to do so.

However, as is common with me, I forgot to return the thing. The person enquired about it last week as they wanted to give me something else to take to church. I searched my handbag, looking for the white package the thing was in. But I couldn’t find it. When I was collecting the additional item, I informed them that I lost the thing but I could easily obtain the relevant information from church and create a duplicate.

I went to church and got the information I needed. And started making preparations to create the replica.

As I did so, Daddy told me to look for the thing. I replied that I didn’t know where to search as I already searched everywhere. But said I’ll still be obedient. I stopped preparing the replica. As I got up, Daddy said I should check my handbag (the one I rifled through twice already). Still, I took it up and started searching every single item.

Lo and behold, the thing was in a brown package, not white, hence why I never found it.

And I screamed and danced. Daddy didn’t want me to waste my time so he instructed me to look again. Thank you, Daddy. 🙌🙌❤❤🙌🙌

180 Days of Boasting about God – Day 168

As promised from yesterday’s post, let me share the testimony of obtaining the remaining tuition payment without taking a major loan.

So, I had 142,000JMD remaining on my tuition of 1.43mil 🙆. 1mil was cleared by student loans and 282,000JMD was loaned to me by a family member.

The plan was to sell the car and use the money to clear the tuition and other debts. Believe you me, the car is still not sold from February 2021. But I refused to worry about it. I said, “Daddy, you know I need the money so I know you’ll come through for me”.

Little did I know that God had other plans.

1. Daddy revealed to me who the car should be sold to and that process wouldn’t be complete within my initial time-frame based on external circumstances concerning the buyer. So now I had a buyer but still no money 🛐.

2. Naturally, I started contemplating a bank loan. But, Daddy reminded me of a savings account I never considered because it should have had insufficient balance due to deductions in January. But I checked anyway and realised that I had 60,000JMD saved! Almost half the remaining tuition!

3. A family member offered to lend me 40,000JMD with no set deadline to repay. So I could comfortably save the money and repay in time.

4. I posted on my WhatsApp status asking if anyone wanted to sow in my life. Two persons, a friend and a pastor, responded and said they wanted to sow some some money in my life towards the tuition. 😭😭🙌🙌

5. After, I was talking to another friend who was checking in on me and he asked how the issue with my tuition was going as I had mentioned it before. So I explained how Daddy was unexpectedly paving the way for me. Then he told me that I should let him know how much more I’d need once I had all the money together and he’d see what he could do to contribute towards it.

Godddddd!! My heart is overwhelmed as I type. 😭😭😭 Daddy has stepped in and created avenues where I didn’t even imagine. When my plans failed, his never faltered. His plans are sure.

180 Days of Boasting about God – Day 167

In times of failure, I can be grateful.

Best believe, I did not always respond like this. I used to be discouraged and demotivated when I failed at something. But now, it’s not as easy for me to sink into depression. It’s working for my good.

So, what did I fail?

A few courses. I was finally able to obtain the remaining tuition without taking another loan. This in itself in a testimony which I will share tomorrow. So with the tuition cleared, I got to see my grades.

I passed most with flying colours but the others was a flat fail. But I was honestly able to do a fair assessment of my performance and I was not pleased. You see, that semester was extremely hard with everything going on. And I know it was the same for other students, as I heard them share. Due to the online nature of the workplace now, it became easier to have multiple meetings in one day.

Moreover, the company would never peacefully give me time off to attended classes (trust me, I tried it initially and the response from high level persons, for an entire semester, was more stressful than doing seven courses!) So, I did all my courses without requesting time to attend classes. And so far, I’ve only failed four of the twenty-seven courses. Isn’t God good?

For the courses I failed, I was barely able to attend classes due to meetings being called during those times. And based on my overall workload, listening to all the recordings was not possible. But I did the exams and submitted them even though I knew the result.

But I’m thankful because now I will get time to re-do those courses and actually learn them. I will be able to actually do my best, rather than simply making an attempt. Thanks, Daddy for transforming my reaction and for showing me the “for my good” in failure.

180 Days of Boasting about God – Day 166

Beneath the surface
And what my eyes have seen
Past the temporary
I hear you beckon me

To fall a little deeper
Further than I’ve ever know
I’m breaking through the boxes
I’m running to your Throne

To You by Maverick City Music

I’m coming back to you…

Even though I am already “back”, I love this song for what it means.

It speaks of Daddy’s open arms and eagerness to have us back into a relationship with him. It speaks of a love so pure that it ignores the reality that we walked out on communion with God, and instead encourages our return.

I know of this love because it was extended to me. When I got lost along my Christian journey and I stopped listening to his voice, he never gave up on me. Daddy always called my back to right standing with him.

And when I returned, oh what an amazing love which extended grace and mercy to me. He has transformed my life and continues to improve who I am to become who he created me to be.

What’s every other option,
When I know the sweetest choice?
My flesh may be a beggar,
But my spirit knows Your voice.
And I won’t be satisfied
With temporary pleasures.
I wanna taste and see in full
What I’ve only known in measures

180 Days of Boasting about God – Day 165

When my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the rock that is higher than I. Psalm 61:1

My heart feels overwhelmed but I am thankful. I am thankful that though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, Daddy is with me so I will fear no evil.

I am thankful that his rod and staff are around me to guide and protect. He anoints my head with oil to prevent spiritual pests from harming me.

My heart is overwhelmed but I rejoice because he prepares a table for me in the presence of my enemies. He will bless and make a space for me where others think I don’t deserve to be.

He is my Rock. He’s a sure and stable source in whom I put my trust. He’s a sturdy defence. Daddy is my hiding place. I may feel overwhelmed but I know that I can turn to Daddy for deliverance and protection.

180 Days of Boasting about God – Day 164

Let me just boast in God for all the followers: readers and subscribers!

I know it’s not because I am the most eloquent writer or that my posts are written to intrigue persons why you read my posts.

I know it’s because of the message of God that you receive. Any expression concerning God naturally pulls and connects. It’s because Daddy has designed us in such a way that we crave knowledge of him. We can never know enough so that we are satisfied.

So I boast that Daddy has placed a desire in my heart to know him more and the experience his move in my life. And that same desire is in you.

Thank you for reading, liking, commenting, and subscribing. I thank God that I get to see the truth, which is that there are people in this world who genuinely want to hear about our Heavenly Father.

180 Days of Boasting about God – Day 163

Romans 8:14 Those who are led by the Spirit are the sons of God.

The awe-inspiring part of this verse is that the Spirit leads.

We literally don’t have to struggle on our own to get understanding or to be taught something. The Holy Spirit guides us in all truth.

I can encounter God and have a great relationship with him through the Holy Spirit’s guidance. I can walk righteously with authority through the teaching of the Holy Spirit.

I am led by the Spirit!

180 Days of Boasting about God – Day 162

I can’t believe God!

Mark this day! Mark it.

Testimony loading.

You will be reading a testimony when things are finalised.

Moral of this post: God will wow you and do things contrary to how you planned and it still works in your favour!