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by Martynz Chimezie Martins
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As a child, I had a great deal of attachment to my mum; I love my dad, no doubt. My attachment to my mum was evidenced by my moving out of my room to her room. No blame should come to me because it is my heritage as the last child, although age has made me lose that heritage.
Recalling those good old days, I could still hear my mum sing different beautiful tunes in praise and worship and at some points pouring her undying love for Our God almost all the midnights. My little mind then couldnít grasp the idea behind her singing while others slept. The act continued until a point I noticed she was no longer singing that much as usual except the times she woke up to pray.
I guess a day came and she must have agreed within her that it was time for me to be told why she sang while men slept. Hear what she told me. My mum speaking: ďI was diagnosed with a lump at my back which the doctor explained was going to translate into a hunchback and due to the position of the lump it could not be operated on, I guess because it was close to the spine. She went on, I sang at night each time because of the excruciating pain I felt. Despite the terrible pain, I knew I could count on my God, so instead of complaining, I kept on praising Him. It happened that one night I slept off while singing and in a dream I saw myself being operated on. When I woke up, I noticed a sharp pain at the same point I experience the pain that made me sing, but this time it seemed to me that I must have for inexplicable reasons sustained a cut and in other to be sure, I went to my husband who told me that I had some blood stains on my gown, on raising my gown he told me that I had a long straight cut and it was the exact point where the lump was and that marked the end to my ordeal. She concluded by telling me that God sent his angels to come and operate on her and remove what men said was impossible to remove.Ē
Pardon me if I told you that it really didnít make much meaning to me after she had told me the story behind the all night singing vigil. I took time trying to fathom the rationale behind singing to God in agony instead of waking me up to blow breeze on the painful spot or whatever I could do to ease the pain or better still go to her husband, she could have also decided on a better note to cry, murmur, grumble or even blame God for choosing to allow her go through such ordeal. She didnít, instead she decided the best for her was to sing to God and to believe Him to come through to her. WOW.
Child of God, what are you currently facing? Itís possible that the best you could think of now is just to cry, grumble, murmur, blame both men and God and at some point you may have considered taking your life as the panacea. Wait for a moment, in that seeming impossible situation, can you still find a reason to praise? In that case that has made you shed secret tears, can you still find time to pray? Can you look at that big mountain of problem and present the ABILITY and AVAILABILITY of your God and even remind it how big and immeasurable your God is?
We serve a God who is mighty to save, a God who has multi-million ways of solving one problem, a God that is not stereotyped and our mind are way too small to predict His method per time because His ways are higher than our ways and His thoughts our thoughts (Isaiah 55: 8-9). Has it crossed your mind to give up and even conclude there is no answer to the many questions of life facing you? No way, sing again, praise again, worship again, pray again, keep living right and study enough of Godís word in order to do all with understanding.
Our God knows and sees all, he knows your pains, he sees your tears and He is just waiting for you to present your problems to Him, he is the eternal constant, and he is ever ready to fix your situation. Are you ready to approach him? (Heb. 4:16). There is an answer for if you will dare to ask, the door will be opened for/to you if only you will dare knock.
Men wrote my mumís case off, yet He showed himself strong, He will do same and even more for you, in Jesus NameÖ. AMEN..

In case you have not accepted Jesus as your personal Lord and savior. What an opportunity to turn to Him and make Him the Lord of your life. Godís divine intervention is an exclusive preserve of His children. Do you want to receive Him? Say this prayer:
Lord Jesus, Forgive me my sins. I now know that I canít help myself. I need you to Lord over my life and all my affairs. Remove my name from the book of death and write my name in the book of life. Thank you, Lord for saving me. In Jesus Name. AMEN
Congratulations on your new found faith. God bless you

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