Riding the Raging Storm
She was a well-trained tailor
She understood her craft
Her specialty were wedding gowns
She was patronized by the high and the mighty
She also had a gift shop
Her products were top class
God blessed her
She got married to a very talented young man
He was a musician
He had made some albums
He was also an academician, lecturing with a polytechnic
God blessed him too
Their combination made them a power couple in the community
She was consulted by Fashion outfits all over the world and attends many of the Fashion seasons shows all over the world
They were blessed with two children
In spite of her level of influence in the fashion world
She kept a low profile
She was by nature a very private person
She believed their ''good season'' came undone after she had a dream
In the dream, She saw herself driving a beautiful car
A man came out of nowhere and shot a gun at the car
The car summersaulted and caught fire
She barely escaped with her life
She woke up
The next day, her shop, warehouse and showroom caught fire!
She was insured but the insurance company claimed her insurance didn’t cover the warehouse and began to footdrag on her claim
That same week her husband mysteriously fell ill
The doctors couldn’t tell what was wrong with him
They carried him everywhere!
One test revealed high blood sugar, another test revealed Meningitis
He was practically tested positive for everything and diagnosed with everything
She spent so much and yet apart from the fact that he didn’t die, there was no improvement!
By the time the doctors discharged him and recommended that they get a nurse who would care for him at home, he was already blind and confined to a wheel chair at the age of 47
She had sold all her properties and all they were left with was the clothes on their back
His younger brother came to see them and screamed in horror
Why didn’t you reach out!
Why didn’t you call me!
You allowed the devil to isolate you from help!
He picked his phone and made a call
“Sir, I came to see my elder brother and met the family in a mess, I need you to please step into this, there a demonic activity at work here, I don’t know how none of those around them missed it. Everything they were had been sucked into a black hole of the devil’s making!’
Give her the phone
Voice: Good evening ma, how are you?
She: I am fine, I have been praying and fasting sir
Voice: Please go and get something to eat. I will call you back in an hour
He called back in an hour, told the woman to lay hands on her husband and command his freedom from sickness and total deliverance from affliction. Then he prayed with the woman for restoration. As he was about to ring off, the woman said “Sir, is that all?”
Voice: Yes. Don’t worry. It is taken care of!
The woman turned to her brother-In-law, ‘’are you saying that prayer is all that will restore us?’’
Brother-In-Law: If he says it is enough, it is enough!
It began to rain!
From 2pm the rain and the wind took over the atmosphere until 7AM the next morning.
She woke up, opened the door and saw it
The rain had dug it out from underneath their front steps where it was buried
A black clay pot, with twenty naira note wrapped in cowries with a white and black thread!
Her brother-in-law rushed out!
He saw and began to glorify God!
She: Who was the person I spoke with on the phone yesterday!
Brother-in-law: He is just a brother in my church.
She: I will like to see him today.
They set off for the city
They found the brother, dressed in Jeans and T-Shirt, Kabashing and worshipping the Lord in his office
He invited them in immediately!
She: Sir, my husband is in the car, Please come and pray for him
Man in Jeans and T-shirt started smiling, he pointed to the door and told them to turn around
They saw her husband, running up the stairs shouting hallelujah
She screamed. Her brother in law screamed! The husband screamed!!!
They all fell down
The Holy Ghost decided to brood!
When they rose to their feet, they knew the tide had turned!
They returned to their town rejoicing
Within a month, the husband resumed his lecturing job and her international friends came to her aid
Her fashion house is still standing tall today
Though they were nominal Christians before the storm, they gave their lives to Christ and received the fullness and fire of the Holy Ghost.
They are life givers now, setting the captives of the mighty free!