I believe in God:


Today, December 1st, bloggers all over the blogosphere will speak out. Today, we will say why we believe in God. Feel free to join the fun and do this on your blog. You see, this life is a journey. A journey filled with lessons. A journey filled with pain. A journey filled with joy. A journey filled with tears, and then sometimes laughter. But somewhere, along my journey...I started believing in God.

I believe in God because He saved me from myself. He caused the simple things in life to confound my wisdom. He took the intellectual in me and turned me into a believer. I used to be a believer in my own strength, emotions, and intelligence. But I tried to win in all those areas by myself, and I failed...woefully. But when I started running with God, He became my strength when I saw my weaknesses. I was not so perfect after all...rather, I was the fragile clay in the hands of the Master Potter.

I believe in God because when we were little, my mother had a thirst to want to know God more. My father didn't know God. We never really prayed as a family. We didn't even know the first thing about God. We went to church, but never really 'heard' the Word. Then one day, my mother called her children into a room and told us we were going to start praying as a family. We prayed for my father specifically, we prayed each morning. And just a few months after, my father began to lead the prayers...we switched churches from a dead one to a place where God's presence was. I began to see changes in my family. One night I even had a dream, and the dream came to past some months after. We began to really "hear" the Word now...infact...it was a beautiful beginning...for everything. The growth began!
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I believe in God because as the first child of my parents, I have always been an 'experiment.' Yet, when they sent me to a boarding house far away from home, and I fell sick from a fever and almost died, God saved me. When I came to America as the first person amongst my siblings to travel overseas, I came with little or no money, but here I am today...He provided for me...and I am still standing. He is still providing for me today...my Jehovah Jireh. He has never let me down. There's been some times I have cried, for provision. But He came and He rescued me...from poverty. He gave me ideas to make wealth...He gave me shelter when I thought I had run out of options.

I believe in God because when those armed robbers came to my house that night in Lagos and pointed a cold gun at my skull, I became the victim of the cold feel of metal, but not death.

I believe in God because He speaks to me in crazy ways. I could be wondering what to do about a certain dire situation, and He would send a word to me from the most unexpected sources...from a phone call, from a friendly chat, from a random note or blog, from a message in church, from TERC, or from a stranger on the bus or train, sometimes even from some of your comments.

I believe in God because I make mistakes every day. He is the perfection of my imperfections. He forgives me and causes my heart to rejoice and be glad again.

Lastly, I believe in God because when I look at the trees, the oceans, the skies, the clouds, the mountains, the people, the roads, the architecture, the landscape, the intelligence all around me...I have no reasons NOT to justify the presence of a MASTER MIND, the ultimate designer and architect...the One who no one created, but who created everything we see...the One who causes the miracle of the development of a fetus into a baby, and the preparation of the womb for child birth.

Oh, how I wish you could understand the things of which I speak about...and I mean, the intricate details...I have had crazy testimonies of this God...but just like I cannot count the stars in the sky, so also I cannot really count my testimonies one by one...this blog will not be enough...

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50 comments:

Believer said...

Wonderful, I believe in God! God bless you jaycee...

Believer said...

sorry, i nicked the early part of your post as an intro, couldn't have said it better!

~Mimi~ said...

ha ha ha :) was gon be first and then believer came and stole the spotlight...anyway



I LOVE THIS and I'm HEADIN TO MY PAGE TO DO THIS, even though i didnt have a mind to blog till tomorrow............

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

wonderful! will put my post up very soon

good naija girl said...

What a beautiful post and testimony...thank you for sharing.

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chichi said...

God is faithful. we can never be done thanking him for his love and mercy

~Sirius~ said...

Aaaah you put my feelings about God into words!

Especially the last quote.

My testimonies are far too much to written:

But the hugest one I got this year was having nothing one day, and I had to get to work (2 hrs away from home) without a car or money the next day, I didn't know how, but I slept knowing He would provide for me- Come morning, I got ready for work walked out the door head held up high smiling and, He did EVERYTHING from get me to work without spending a dime to getting my car back and my account was totally replenished and I didn't ask 1 soul for anything........That had my faith boosting to 100%

He is indeed AWESOME

LG said...

YES I BELIEVE'

Jewells said...

Beautifully said. There has been too much to happen not to believe in Him.

webround said...

beautiful

Favoured Girl said...

Excellent expression Jaycee. Isn't it just wonderful to believe in a God that is so real, so awesome, and so interested in building a relationship with us?

Anonymous said...

I felt your experession, joyful tears falling from my eyes. Thanks for sharing...with God all things are possible.

azuka said...

I believe in a higher entity because, simply put, nothing would exist in the absence of One.

ShonaVixen said...

yes i believe!!

Jarrai said...

I believe !!! Am joining you is praising him.

Shubby Doo said...

no doubt...i believe in God...else i wouldn't be me...

simeone said...

"I have no reasons NOT to justify the presence of a MASTER MIND, the ultimate designer and architect...the One who no one created, but who created everything we see..." mhen..j, i'm feeling you to the maximum..i really luvd this..peace n luv

Olamild said...

I believe he alone is capable of doing the impossible

CHIOMA said...

Ur blog is so inspirational. Bless you girl. I want to experience this GOD in a deepER way just like you speak about. Pray with me.

Kafo said...

i was beginning to wonder why everyoone is talking about this

thanks for the reminder

Remi, United Kingdom said...

Jaycee, this is simply beautiful.... sigh...

I believe in God because without him I am nothing - He is my everything, my source, my solid foundation.

He is the one who saved me from suicide so many years ago, from near death car crashes and disasterious circumstances; all because of his love for me.

The ocean is not deep enough for me to explain how much I believe in God, in my wonderful papa.

He is simply the begining and end of who I am, he is my everything.. I can do nothing but believe in the one who put me here for a reason, a purpose and for this season.

Jaycee... God bless you loads, I pray that as we count down to the end of another glorious and victorious year, that which you seek from God to happen in 2008, the master will surely make happen. This year, you have been more than a blessing by honouring the most High one through you blog, and I know he will reward you immensely...
lots of love xx:-)

seye said...

Sorry I missed the timing so let me just declare my beliefs here.

I believe in God because when I was a sense-driven atheist, He showed me the Way GENTLY with proofs that were not fathomable...he held my hands and took me to places he never took STRONGER CHRISTIANS.

I love you Lord!
Just thinking of You and I
Forces those shy tear drops out.

I love you Lord!
Just thinking that you are there
Behind me...watching my incapabilities
and turning them capable!

adebanji said...

I am short of words for this entry....... I shall do something like this on my Inspired blog!

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Lolia said...

Love it! I didn't even know this was happening until I saw Solomonsydelle's post a few minutes ago...It's so touching to hear the reason's for people's faith...

bumight said...

this is touching...I believe in God too!

NigerianDramaQueen said...

Jaycee,
This brought tears to my eyes. I needed this right now...this was so beautiful. I believe in God, my ever present help in times of trouble, my rock, my Jehovah El-Shaddai. Indeed, I believe too.

Get to work on writing your devotional already.

nevender said...

You're blessed....

In my head and around me said...

He IS. C'est tout.

deola said...

I believe in God too.

Nilla said...

I believe in God too!!!

It's been a while girl, but been stopping by to read once in a while. Stay blessed!

The Life of a Stranger called me said...

Wow, I hope you all don't mind but Im going to do this I believe in God series on Friday as part of my Happy Fridays everyone.

And you know what just yesterday, I was overwhelmmed with the tesimonies that I heard that we couldn't stop praising God just yesterday. Becasue It was Him that did it all. God is awsome.......

Standtall said...

Yes!


I discovered a Mista Jaycee blogger

Beyond said...

I believe in God....n he's the reason why i posses an endless hope rather than seeing a hopeless end....

The poets voice ~~~ said...

I believe in God and with tears in my eyes i can say that I BELIEVE IN GOD.

I believe in God because in my weakness i find His strength,
..because when i'm in financial crisis he truly shows himself as jehovah Jireh,
..because when i'm falling, he's the lifter of my head,
..because despite my imperfection, he loves me
..because when the enemy struck, he was ready to strike back twice over
..because in the midst of difficulties, he is there with me

**He sees all my tear drops**

I cannot say how much i love this God but to give it a wrap: yes I Believe in GOD!

Thanx you so much for this..God Bless.

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naijalines said...

God is more complex than man can ever understand.

Writefreak said...

The last part of your post is so similar to mine! I believe, we believe!

Kemi PenĂ©lopĂȘ said...

I believe in God because He believes in me to love me so much and have His son died for me...

Robyn said...

The word God only begins to have meaning for me when i am alone.Or if i am not alone,so at one with another there is no sense of competing reality.God has no meaning for me in a discussion.I don't think religion is an attainable subject for the intellect.I can only Beliv when i am not talking about it.,,Yes dear i got this late but i beliv in God.

ablackjamesbond said...

I believe God loves me.
I believe God is Lord of all
I believe God is Almighty

Mista Jaycee said...

Hey Sista Jaycee,
I believe in God (IAM) and I worship him. I am honored to do so. Standtall stopped by my blog although I knew we shared a name.
Mista Jaycee

Doja said...

thanks

Jaycee said...

To All...

sorry I'm not able to properly reply every single comment, but I am sooooo glad that you believe, especially in the midst of adversity.

I'll say one thing in conclusion:"I, Jaycee, have to believe God, right now...more than EVER before. Can't reveal any full details now, but when more testimonies come...I will be compelled to share...that ALL power belongs to God, and to no other."

Have a wonderful weekend...:)

Rita said...

God bless you

Osondu Nnamdi Awaraka said...

This is beautifully done. God BLESS YOU for posting this.

adebanji said...

Unbelievable!! I went to church last Sunday and I listened to a sermon titled "7 reasons to Believe in God". This was the same Sunday after I read this.

There is a spirit in man, and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding"-Job 32:8

You can imagine how I felt!

Revived!!!!

Jaycee said...

LOL @ Adebanji. I can just imagine!

Rob Carey said...

Wonderful! Great to hear about your strong faith- keep on!