The Pneuma and I
HAVE YOU MET HIM?
I had heard about Him several times,
often from men who wore a collar and
preached at the pulpit.
I had experienced His power in fleeting
moments but not well enough to boast
One day I sat with some friends for
fellowship and one of them shared
about her relationship with Him.
Her eyes lit up as she spoke.
She spoke about Him with reverence
but with a familiarity which I admired.
I couldn't get enough of her stories,
I told her I wanted to know more.
I was intrigued and longed for such
We were brought up with doctrines
that made us believe hearing Him
was an exclusive right to a select few.
We believed we were not holy enough
or righteous enough to hear from
the Holy Spirit.
Often, we sought after people to help
us hear from Him and tell us what the
Spirit was saying.
Many of them told us stories that put
fear in our hearts rather than give us
the comfort which the Comforter has
We believed the negative reports
shrouded in mystery were things the
Spirit was saying.
Seeing an ordinary person like me talk
about Him in that manner made me
want to know Him in that manner also.
The next time I met her, she told us more,
then introduced me to a song which
talked about Him.
I can never forget the feeling of warmth
that flooded my heart the first time
I listened to that song.
It was sacred delight and the beginning
of many more intoxicating encounters
Something burst open in my heart, a
spring which had been been waiting to
find an outlet...an outlet for expression
of the Spirit.
Months later, I heard about
The Brother in Jeans and T-shirt.
I remember that morning when my
brother told me about the Brother
and how he was doing exploits by
the power of the Holy Spirit.
I went to his website, I couldn't
The stories were incredible and had
one common feature, one consistent
character. It was Him!
The Holy Spirit, The one I had heard
about and longed to encounter.
The one who flooded my heart with
warmth and delight.
Slowly but surely my journey began,
I became a Citizen of Zion.
Then He became more real to me.
I became more familiar with His
leading and His promptings.
I realized that He is available for ALL
who believe because Jesus had
promised that He would send Him
to us and He did as recorded in the
Book of John.
Over the months He has become
my anchor, my strength, my everything.
Nothing compares to knowing Him,
fellowshipping with Him, feeling His
I have seen Him show up in many
dimensions, dimensions which I
cannot describe with words.
Knowing Him is revelation, it is
light into my soul.
Everyday He prunes me, removes
the barnacles from my cluttered heart.
Even when I want to feel helpless
and discouraged, He gently tugs at
my heart and reminds me "Beloved,
I will never leave you nor forsake you".
With Him we speak without speaking,
we communicate with utterances and
groaning which He understands and
communicates to our hearts.
With Him, He embraces with and
without a physical touch.
With Him He comforts with or
He has put a melody in my heart
which makes me smile and sometimes
song out loud in public places.
Daily He makes my heart more
tender and fills it up with peace
and beauty which only Him can give.
I may not be where I ought to be now,
I am definitely a work in progress but
I do not know how I would have
made it this far if I did not encounter
Him in this manner in this year 2020.
He has made my steps surer, I now
walk with blessed assurance.
He makes me experience pneuma
and daily my reality is being
He is one thing and He is everything.
He has indeed captivated my soul and
thought me to fly without wings.
I love You Holy Spirit.
Thank You Ada, for opening my eyes
to the reality of the person of the Holy Spirit.
Thank you Bro Gbenga for shinning
your light and opening the path for us
PS: Are you a believer?
Do you know Him?
Your walk as a believer isn't complete
You can reach out to me if you want
to know more.