Memoir: The day I almost spoke in TONGUES

Ive had a longing for the baptism of the Holy Spirit since i became born again in 2013 but it seemed like it wasnt going to be as quick as i thought. This post is to share one of my kainda funny experiences i had in my ‘waiting’ period. 

It all happened while I was on my STudent Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) at a bottling company in Lagos. It was at that time when fuel prices went really high and transportation was becomming unbearable. The management then asked some staff to stay at home since they had decided to run only a small section of the plant for production. IT students too were to stay back. Happily, i relaxed for the first day being a wednesday. By that wednesday evening, fuel prices had started coming down so some people went to work on thursday. By Friday, everyone had fully resumed. However, I stayed back at home saying that I was tired. My mum asked me to go but i declined. The manager of my department then called to know why i was absent but there was no reply for that as i dont know how to tell a lie that i was sick. 

Monday morning came and I ran to work with my heart beating fast. It was the first working day in the month of June and as the custom was, we had a general staff prayer and brief meeting with the management before work commenced. I stood close to my supervisor and when asked to shake hands with your neighbour, i stretched out my hand to him but i was given this stern look and i quickly withdrew my hand. After the meeting, i quickly ran into the laboratory and began to do every available work i saw. I swept, cleaned the surfaces and began to mop. My fellow IT students questioned my absence and i still did not find any reasonable answer to give them. Then the door swung open. In came my supervisor. 

‘Chidinma, drop that mop, pull off your labcoat, pick your bag and follow me’. 

I half expected something like that. My colleagues looked at me with sad and pity eyes and I Just did as i was told. I followed him to the manager’s office but he wasnt there so i was told to wait for him. That was when the whole thing began.

I was wrong. Talking to God, i didnt even know what reasons to tell Him that made me stay away for three days from a work that I got on a platter of gold without struggling for. I began talking, begging God, pleading….I knew that the Holy Spirit helps us to pray when we dont know what to pray for and that is done through the Spirit’s language. But i had not gotten that baptism then. I needed the Spirit to pray for me as I did not want to be laid off. What would I tell my mum? She would almost skin me. So I just stood there shaking, muttering some things like I was bribing the Holy spirit to baptise me there and then and pray for me too. I was sorry for my being absent. Waiting for the manager for about thirth minuites seemed like forever. I was weak. 

Finally, the manager came. After some questioning, I was told that it was the company’s custom to lay off anyone who absents himself from work for three days without due permission. It was considered that such a person doesnt want the job any longer. He said he would have sent me home to continue my holiday since I wanted to stay at home but because of my efficiency at my duty post, he would let me be. Then i was asked to write a letter of apology/undertaking stating that should i be absent in like manner again, i should be dismissed from the company. I did that and submitted it to my supervisor who still gave me the stern look and let me go back to my duty. 

Thinking about the incedent some days later, I learned something from my actions:

The holy spirit cannot be bribed to baptize someone. I had almost bribed Him that day to pray for me. Infact I had almost formed it. Maybe I even did, I cant tell. So I made sure I never tried to bribe him again. I think some preachers even tend to force Him to baptize people during some baptism sessions. Ive been in those kind of meetings and it just never worked for me. I dont know why. 

Well, in case youre reading and also in a ‘waiting’ period like I was, dont be too worried. And dont try to bribe or force the Holy Spirit to baptize you. He will do that at the right time. By the way, i will do another post on the day I was actually baptized finally. I pray you learn some things from that one too that might help you in receiving this precious gift. 

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So you want to date? 

Heyo, how u doing? Chidinma is coool. 

So on sunday, a guy asked me out on a date. He actually said I owe him a date for his birthday. I asked him why he wants to go on a date with me…not neccessarily to date me. His reply was dat asking me on a date would help him know me better. He then added that he really likes my personality. Then i got thinking…

 As simple as I can remember, dating is getting to know somebody better…someone you like and are attracted to. But then, should you just begin to date just anybody because you like them and are attracted to them? So here’s what i was thinking anyway. I was the one on the receiving end in this matter and i asked myself some questions. 

He wants to know more about me. How much of me do I know of myself and can be able to easily define to somebody? Truth is I’m still on a huge path of self discovery. Trying to define who I am, what i really want, what stands I should take and all that. And i also discovered about me that i find it hard to define who i really am before people. Its all in my head but to put it out in words is a huge task. So if this was the case, should I go on a date when the I know fully within me that the main purpose of the date would not be met. Or do I just want to hang out with a guy for the sake of it? Of course at times I’ll do that but not just with any guy. 
He also said he likes my personality. This is someone who i see once in a while. I began wondering which personality he knows and when i asked, he said he likes my smile, my beauty, my charisma, and the fact that I’m a hard worker. Hmmm….my smile, its nice. I love it too. My beauty, oh, i know I’m beautiful. Thanks for noticing and complementing. My charisma? Do i really have charisma? As in, where did you see my charisma coming to play? And then who told you I’m a hard worker??? So these are the ‘personality’ he was talking about. I don’t think he should be in a position to tell me if I have charisma and if I’m a hard worker. Like i said, this is someone I see once in a while. So this must be some regular lines used by guys. Another truth is that we ladies are easily carried away by what we are being told. But i wasn’t in the mood to be carried away yesterday.
Again, what if I knew to define myself satisfactorily before people, should I then go on dates? That still boils down to what I really want. Is it time for me in my own eyes to go on dates? And besides, do I just want to date randomly every other day? Knowing well that dating is a porch to the relationship door, i don’t think i want to just date anyhow and throw who I really am before countless number of people in the name of getting to know me better. What for anyway? Any plans?? Also, the guy in question; do I think I will like to date him? Truth is ‘knowing better’ of people without any definite reason would tend to cloud my mind and brain with so many stuff I think I’m not ready to ponder about. 
So you want to date? Lets be frank with ourselves. Why? For the sake of it? Of course you can hang out but be careful not to convert it to a date in the process. Also, who are you really? What do you have to tell your date about yourself? What do you really want? I don’ t think you like the idea of breaking up barely two months of a relationship because you got to know that the person isn’t what you really want. Your heart is too precious for that. Then to our guys, please don’t use flattering words for us ladies. We get carried away easily. You might even just be flattering someone only to start something serious and then discover you’ve got the wrong person on your boat. To my ladies, don’t let your heart drift away too easily into fantasy. Guard your heart even if its with a little bit of diligence. 

Please leave your comments on your take below. Thanks

Two Decades of GRACE. (birthday post)

Today is very special to me. Its the day in history which i was born. One thing i rili love about my birthdays is the stories behind my birth which my mum would share after devotion. She always does that for all her children on their birthdays. But for the past two years, ive not been able to hear these stories because ive been in school on my birthdays. Thankfully im home this time so i heard the whole gist once more. Its sooo intresting.
I must confess: I was scared to grow. I was getting older, and was so uncertain about the future. It was so hard beleiving i was turning 19 last year. I was like huh! Im already 19. What have i achieved. What am i even here for? Well, thank God for God who just helped me turn 19 in peace. Then i knew i had to sort out myself. I had to find my purpose, my vision, my reason for living. I did that and God showed me what Im here to do. Now ive turned 20 and i have not so much of walked in that line of my calling. I would have been so scared again but im keeping my calm as I have hope that God is working through me. Plus that i want to take things little by little. No rush.

Giving retrospect to my life as far as i knew me, ill say in summary that God’s grace has been sufficient. There was a time i just went to church, then i graduated to answering the altar call of salvation (i did that countless number of times, i dont know if anyone can relate). Then i moved on to making the decision for Christ. Went on to the water n Holy Spirit baptism and then fellowship. Sometimes, I tend to judge people easily feeling holy on my own. But recently i discovered that i have nt been anytin worthy on my own. Its just grace.

I think about those times when i would have gone astray, when i had was ready to make horrible decisions that are enough to put my life on hold and i remember how God throgh his grace has saved me. Ill say his grace knew me before i was born and kept looking out for me till it found me. And now, it has been keeping me. Boy,  i’m grateful. I boast in his grace. Life, health, wholeness, family, provision, guidiance, protection, and many, many more goodies he has given to me all these years are worth having a grateful heart foe. And that i have. Its been grace all along. Its been two decades of grace.

IS HE LORD?

​Hi Priceless one, 

Its been a while since i came on here. Infact, since i created this blog, ive had just one post. I’ve been so lazy to come on here and do what im meant to do. Well in this new month August, i’ve decided to change and i will by the grace of God. 

On saturday, I was at a singles ladies hangout and the while the guest speaker was speaking, she said something about we letting Jesus be the Lord of our lives. It struck me because while most of us our saved, dedicated workers, tongue speaking, demon kicking and all that, only very few are actually under the Lordship of Jesus Christ and I haven’t been an exception so far. 

So I checked the dictionary meaning of the word Lord and here’s what the Merrian Webster dictionary has to say.


It actually has more definitions but this one is what concerns us. So I think we should ask ourselves some questions. Does we carry him along on our live issues? Does he initiate our every step? Both major and seemingly minors? Do we obey when he gives an instruction? Do we really live amd move and have our beign in him? Do we trust Him as Lord when He is leading us down an unknown path or do we follow our own intuitions? Seriously we should check it. 

Lets not be people who say the prayer of salvation and later forget that we actually asked Him to be the Lord of our lives in the process. We asked him to be Lord n Saviour. Lets not ignore the Lord part n take only the saviour part. Truth is, things would be much more easier when our lives reflect His Lordship. So u cn take some seconds and ask Him to be Lord once again. And this time, dont resist Him. May His grace abound to us all😘😊

On joining the online community

I’ve always caught myself talking to no one in particular, just me, myself and I about different issues dat I had just laid my mind upon.  So many times I have talked to the mirror,  shared the Word with myself,  motivated the bathroom walls and shower or even the cooker and pots in the kitchen. I never knew when this would ever stop as it was becoming a part of me.  I really needed people to share these thoughts with but it seems like those around have enough on their plates already and would not want to be bugged by the musings of a young adult.

Life always has a way of bringing closer to you things that dominate your thoughts.  That’s how life did it for me.  A friend sent me a link on whatsapp to check out her blog.  I did and it was quite cool.  I hooked up on other blogs through her blogs and I kept hooking up until I finally got a blogger whom I’ll consider as my blog mentor😉. I suscribed to her blog and kept reading until one day it clicked in my head- Hey,  this is what I have been looking for.  This is exactly what I need.  I’ll blog. Yes, I will.  And that was it.  I decided to get the name of the blog and what it’s going to be about.  I had so read from my blog mentor that I had no other suggestions as to how the blog would be except to adopt her style and spice it up my way.

The whole imagination about the blog was ready but I badly needed a new device to start as I didn’t want to start with my then mobile phone that has a lot of issues plus I was tired of using it. It was stolen and I thought that when I got a new and better phone,  I’ll kick off blogging.  I did get a new phone but not a better one as not all that is new is better.  Four months later and the new but worse phone crashed and I was like phew…  at last.  This time, I resolved that I was not going to settle for anything less than better all in the name of new. But mehn… cash was needed.  Thank God for big brother that came to the rescue.  God just used him to bless me with this new and better device.

So I was thinking,  WORDPRESS,  HERE I COME. Okay I got the WordPress app and I’m creating the account when WordPress was telling me ‘invalid username’and I’m like ‘invalid Kwa.  Who told them that it’s invalid.  Are they in my mind? ‘ I changed the username and they told me it was already in use.  I changed again and they finally accepted this one PRICELESS CREATURES. The journey wasn’t easy at all. Thank God I’m finally here.  So no more motivating the bathrooms,  kitchen and pots or talking to the mirror.  And even if I do, I’ll be glad to still share those thoughts again with as many that click into my world.

💜

Priceless daughter