The Lovers' Diary


I had just been working for some months when the Holy Spirit ministered to me to go back to Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria for my Ph.D

I couldn t fathom the sense in that. How could I start applying for study when I was just a new worker at the university?

Shouldn’t I work for a while, save some money, solve some life challenges before thinking of another degree?

The leading was so conspicuous, so I tried to apply but that same day the application site had closed.

Fortunsately and by Divine providence, a few days later, the portal was re-opened, for just four days! I knew it was for me so I quickly grabbed the opportunity and became a part of the 2016/2017 academic set.

I resumed at the school and all activities kicked off.

One day, we were all coming out of the church when I saw a beautiful, fair lady not too far from me, probably waiting for someone. She genuflected in greeting even though we were far away. I responded but kept wondering why she was so courteous even though that was our first time meeting.


I never forget that good gesture from her which to me is an index of a well brought up lady. Also, I would go to the library, meet her there and even leave her there. I knew that she must be a very diligent student. Those were some of the things I knew about her and of course, life continued.

As a brother, every good sister in the fellowship is a potential wife. The only thing one waits for is to hear God’s Voice and go for the particular one He wills.

At that time, a number of my friends were getting married and they felt I wasn’t being proactive enough in the area of marriage, especially, looking at my insistence of wanting to get it right from God by all means.

That was not true however. There were so many sisters I would see, admire God’s grace in their lives, their beauty and way of living but as soon as God said ‘No way!’,   I would have no choice but to take my eyes off.

I desired to get married. I desired to be a family man also- but to the woman that God would give me- that was my goal!

There were times when I would leave my comfortable room, get the key to the Undergraduate church, go in there, fall on my face and cry to the Lord- just to show the Lord how serious I was!

With my personal studies of God’s Word and the sound teachings of our father in the Lord Pastor W.F. Kumuyi, Zac Poonen, and Gbile Akanni on doing the will of God, I knew that I couldn t play with my marriage.

‘Lord, what would You have me do? I surrender to You!’

‘Who would You want to help me in the work that You will have me do?’

Those were the heart-cry prayers I would raise to Heaven. I knew that I couldn t afford to miss it. And I knew that my Father wouldn’t ever want me to miss it!

There were a lots of battles along the line, thinking and making up minds on this or that sister but one thing was sure- I sincerely wanted to do the will of God at all cost.

God saw my sincerity and kept, delivered and preserved me for the right sister just as He said in Psalm 18:25-26:

With the merciful thou wilt shew thyself merciful; with an upright man thou wilt shew thyself upright;

With the pure thou wilt shew thyself pure; and with the froward thou wilt shew thyself forward

With the sincere, He will show Himself sincere.

Then, one day, the Lord spoke.


– You can’t afford to miss it. Your Father in Heaven wouldn’t ever want you to miss it!

– Prayers are very effective, soak yourself in it and you will reap the results because whatever a man sows, that will he reap. When you reap abundantly prayers, you will reap abundantly answers!

– People should not dissuade you from the Path of righteousness. If people will scoff at you for waiting on the Lord for a minute thing, do not be discouraged. Pray till something happens! Pray until your joy is full!

– Keep waiting on Him in righteousness, prayerfulness, and in His work. One day and very soon, He will speak!


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