My husband (then fiancé) and I were to have a counselling session with the Pastor of my church one Saturday afternoon, about ten weeks before our wedding. He arrived early so we decided to wait in an eatery pending the time of our appointment.
At a point during our discussion while we waited, we started talking about the expenses for the wedding and we got sober. Why? We couldn’t figure out how the wedding was going to run smoothly because we had practically no money. Our savings was so minute compared to the expenses of the wedding. The logical thing to do would have been to postpone the wedding.
He looked at me that day after several minutes of the depressing talk about insufficient funds and said, “We are moving forward. If I don’t marry you now I will still have to do it later. I’ll rather do it now. We are getting married in December at the word of the Lord.” He got a sudden boost of faith and I experienced a surge too. We encouraged ourselves in the Lord. We concluded that though we didn’t know how the wedding was going to be, we had chosen to trust God and step out in faith. We faced Him squarely after that and expected a miracle from Him. Our faith got shaken as the days passed by and we were even getting nervous about giving out invitations to people but we kept on still.
Lo and behold. The MIRACLES began to roll in. It started with someone giving us over half a million that we needed to pay as two-year rent for the apartment we wanted but had no money to pay for. Then the gifts began to come in from friends and family without asking them. The gifts came majorly from unexpected sources.
The wedding came and it was superb. People who attended the wedding attested to how glorious the wedding was. God indeed glorified Himself. We didn’t owe a single kobo by the end of that day. As a matter of fact we had surplus. Everything was in surplus. We went home with some cash gifts too.
I remember how we both knelt down at the foot of our bed in the hotel room that night and could do nothing but worship God. We were dazed by how God handled it all. Nothing was left unattended to. That day was totally beautiful.
I remember my husband and I joking recently about what would have happened if we had decided to postpone the wedding and wait till we had enough savings. We concluded that we would most likely still not be married by 2017 (with the hike in prices of everything).
I really don’t know who this message is for but I am sure it’s for someone.
Trust God and take that leap of faith at the Word of the Lord. Enough of the stagnancy as a result of fear. It is time to move forward.
I encourage you to let your faith be built up. Hold on to the Word of God and think about how great God really is. With Him, nothing is impossible. Exalt God above your limitations.
All will be well. I believe! Do you believe?
~ OMOSEBI Mary Omolola