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It doesn’t make sense. (Testimony time)

It doesn’t make sense that I’m sitting here, in front of a beautiful lake, admiring the creation of the Lord. No, not the admiration part, the sitting in front of a lake part.

It doesn’t make all my expenses are paid, and all I have to do is read my bible and books, write and just be.

Neither does it makes sense that I have an internship this summer where I’m earning in one month, what I earned in thirteen weeks last year.

I thought I had seen it all.

I have shared a few testimonies on this blog before. I have written the good things that the Lord has done for me, I have told you all how it doesn’t make sense that I’m where I am today.

I don’t get it, I just do not.

I rarely talk about the things that I do to keep my relationship with the Lord going. Because it’s never about what I do. And I mean that very honestly lol. All I do is cry out to the Lord. I cry and I pray. I cry and pray and listen to Pastor Adeboye’s sermons and I pray when he asks us to pray and I sit and take notes as he teaches.

If you’re interested, this is the most recent sermon that changed everything for me.

You will NOT regret listening to it. Take that from me.

I also always pay my tithes and offerings. Honestly, money does not have much meaning for me. I’ve done a compulsory fast, eating only once daily, because all I could afford was one meal a day. Did you know that?

I remember when last summer, I was desperate to find free housing because I could not afford to pay house rent. The Lord gave me that free housing, and till date, my friend laughs at me because she believes that I like free stuff. She doesn’t know while she was on a full scholarship, my family was struggling to pay fees and that I haven’t received pocket money from my parents in over two years, and that I sometimes have to send money back home, or give it to my friends who are in dire need. Lol. I do like free stuff, but it would be nice to afford some of these things, no?

I do want to be wealthy, stupendously wealthy, but whether or not I do become filthy rich, it’s my relationship with God that I care more about.

Here’s one tiny secret. I believe in making heavyweight offerings. Last summer, the Lord placed it on my heart to make a flat rate offering of $50 per week. That was not my tithe amount, it was just a figure that I had in my head to pay to the Lord. He also instructed me to buy dinner (several times) for some homeless men who always begged for alms in front of the Cathedral of St. Matthew in Washington D.C., where I went to evening mass daily.

I’ve emptied my bank account to the Lord and laid it all on the altar before. It wasn’t much, but it was everything I had. I’ve given much more than I could afford. To my friends, my parents, in tithes and offerings.

Because ultimately, everything comes from the Lord. It is not mine. I do not own it, I have not made it anywhere because of anything.

Do you know that I once was only five positions away from the bottom of the class of about one hundred kids? And I got pretty close to that position several times. Call me a dullard if you want, but look what the Lord has done! I cannot even claim any bragging rights because I would just be lying. Lmaoo! 

I don’t have anything by my own power.

It doesn’t make sense that this semester when I was harassed continually by student financial services because of outstanding fees, I had the best academic performance of my college career so far. Shamefully, I even had to nerve to complain about my GPA because I had moved from a B- at the beginning of the semester to an A- (why didn’t I have an A and a perfect GPA?)

I currently don’t even have housing on campus, neither have I registered for classes for next semester. 😀 😀 😀

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Oh, I’ve received several of these. This just happens to be the most recent one.

I don’t even remember the last time there was not a hold on my student account. Class selection, what’s that? Room selection, what’s that?

If not for the Lord, where would I be?

It doesn’t make sense that someone called me a few days ago and offered to pay my outstanding fees for the past semester and for the upcoming school year. I did not ask. I did not ask. I did not ask. The Lord mentioned my case to them and they came to my rescue. That’s why the Holy Spirit is called Gossip in Hausa language. 

Where would I be, if not for Jehovah Jireh, my provider.

It doesn’t make sense that within three days, the Lord gave me an internship that exceeded all my expectations, complete with a down payment to cover accommodation, transportation and moving costs. I didn’t even need that money because I’m not paying for accommodation. Yeah, the Lord also gave me free housing. 

It doesn’t make sense.

I thought I had seen it all. When I thought He had done enough, Jesus did it again. And again. And again.

The Lord has told me the amount He wants me to give back to Him this time. None of that money from my first internship is for me. 20% for God, 20% for a friend’s fees, about 40% for siblings’ fees, and He is yet to tell me what to do with the last 20%.

When I begin to think of the things that the Lord has done for me, I have no words. This is the most emotional post I’ve ever written here. If this were a video, there’d be lots and lots of tissues.

If you have a moment, please say thank you to Jesus for me.

Tell Him I’m beyond grateful.

Tell Him I don’t deserve all of this.

Tell Him that He does exceedingly, abundantly, above all that I ask or imagine.  

Please, even if I’ve never asked you for anything before. Even if you’ve never done anything for me before. Even if we’re not friends, or you don’t know me from Adam.

Please tell Jesus “Thank you Jesus for all you’ve done for Alheri.”

For other testimonies, check here. For a few more things that the Lord has done for me, check here. And if you want to come back with your testimony, check here. And do you ever practice your testimony? Check here.


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Hey, my name is Alheri and I'm obsessed with Jesus. This blog is me keeping my promise to Him for answering a prayer. Purple is my favorite color and my favorite scripture is Jeremiah 32:27 which says "Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh: is there anything too hard for me?" (KJV) You can contact me at msalheri@gmail.com

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  4. Wonderful Testimony sister in Christ and you have a gorgeous smiling face and I expect you have a hearty laugh too, just like my wife, her laughter is music to my soul

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  11. Thank you Jesus for all you’ve done for Alheri…
    …and me
    …and Ann
    …and Sarah
    …and Christopher
    …and Nicky
    …and Grey

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  12. Nicole says

    Amen Alheri! I’m super thankful to see that there are people in our generation who wholeheartedly and unashamedly worship the lord and to the world about God! Continue to inspire us and I’m thankful to God for your gift! Amen again!

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  13. Ella Abah says

    Alheri, I’v been reading ur posts for a while now, and it’s so beautiful the way u love Jesus and are not ashamed to show it. God bless u tremendously for this testimony. You are truly a vessel unto honour, fit for the Master’s use. As u continue to obey and follow after Him, He will surely order ur steps and bring u to ur expected end. God’s got u dear.

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  14. 2cor3:5 came to my head as I read your post. “not that we think we are sufficient of ourselves to do anything of lasting value but our sufficiency is of God”. Beautiful story you have there.

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  15. Rita Chokpa Sam says

    When I first met you I thought there was something different about you, something beautifully different about you. We were not particularly close but I could tell you were a very good person. One who had God at the forefront of everything she did. And after reading your testimony here, I have no regrets for thinking of you that way. I feel so touched and inspired by your testimonies. Please keep up the good act of generosity. Continue to keep close to God. May the God of all goodness continue to bless you abundantly. Amen! Weldon Alheri!

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  16. Anonymous says

    This is quite inspiring! I’m glad you chose to keep this blog ❤️❤️

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  17. Chimsom Monago says

    You see our God is an amazing God, who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all we could ask or think of eph 3:20
    He also said he is able to supply All our needs according to his riches in glory phil 4:19
    My darling continue to pant after God and he will continually surprise u. I cannot begin to recount all my God has done for me. But our God is alive and working. If God be for you who can be against u. Rom 8:31.

    God loves u and he is proud of u. Continue preaching him and inspiring others.

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  18. Amara says

    God is truly amazing! I’m so happy for you girl and as always, looking forward to more testimonies!

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  19. Amanda Momoh says

    I literally almost started crying when I read this. It’s so moving and inspiring and it made me remember that no matter what we are going through, as long as we have God on our side there really isn’t anything to worry about.

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  20. Jeez! You do all that? You’re an inspiration and I’m so proud of you. Won’t stop thanking Jesus for all He’s done for you.
    You remember how Pastor Adeboye always uses the story of Solomon giving a thousand burnt offering to emphasize the fact that when God wants to bless His favourites, He pushes them to do what no one else will do so He pours down a blessing no man can reproach?… You’re a perfect example. You’re one of His favourites in this generation. You’ll go places. Wow! 1 Corinthians 2:9 clearly applies to you! May He continue to bless and increase you!

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    • I’ve seen your comment. I’ll copy and paste it on my wall so that I can always remember. Why are you so kind?

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      • I don’t have to have a reason to be kind Alheri 😊 but all I can say is you’re different. Even this testimony attests to this truth. Moreover, there’s everything to love about a young girl who loves the Lord with all her heart, her strength and her resources and isn’t shy to tell it and has availed herself to be a blessing to many others. That’s courageous! 😊

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  21. He will supply all your needs according to his glory in heaven. Has he not said it? will he not do it?

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  22. Tim says

    Wow!!!!This testimony is one in a million. I am so glad and inspired at the same time. I am so happy for you. the lord we serve is truly a mighty God. I remember your post about being uncertain about summer and all. But now, God has done it. This is so emotional at the same time,lol
    You always inspire me by the way you live your life and your love for God is so inspiring. I really thank God for your life. I feel live giving you a bear hug right now,lol..I am so happy for you…

    All the best in all your endeavours. x

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