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The Attack

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First let me begin by saying this. “Safaricom, we’ve had our ups and downs, the hate-love kind of relationship in which you’ve deeply hurt my pockets, but for the first time in forever, I’ve seen your value in my life, especially the ‘Okoa Jahazi’ service.

Now that I’ve gotten that out of my chest, allow me to take you to Tuesday night.

It started out pretty good. Actually it was better than good. It was a great night. I had just found out that Standard Digital Media had published my last article, To My Future Son & Daughter, on UReport (Yeeei) and a few minutes later a close family member called with fantastic news about a presentation he’d be making before the who’s who in his organization. Talk about God making you dine with Kings. Two amazing testimonies in one night.

I spent the rest of that night waltzing around my room in expression of the joy. God is simply amazing.

Anywho, after an exotic meal of rice and cabbage(Ps; I’m not broke I just eat weird combinations at times hehe), I put some worship songs on and got into prayer mode. After a beautiful time with my dad, I switched off the lights and as I climbed into bed I felt an overwhelming urge to pray. Again! As much as I really wanted to sleep, I prayed. I specifically prayed for protection. I remember praying for myself and my family, pleading the blood of Christ around me and praying against spiritual attacks over my life. Which is surprising because I hardly pray such prayers. I find them quite spooky.

I finished praying, cuddled myself into a small ball and snored away. I don’t know how long I had slept but next thing I knew, I was wide awake. My body was ice cold, like someone had put me in a deep freezer and I was shaking frantically. Have you ever seen a drug addict who hasn’t taken their dose? That was how my body was reacting. I was shaking so much that I could hear the hinges in my metal bed squeak. On top of that my head was pounding like a church bell and it felt like someone had put a pile of stones on it. I thought these things only happen in Naija movies haha!

To make matters worse, I was alone in my hostel room. My roommate seems to have dumped school entirely and my best friend who stays over at times had gone back to her hostel which is quite far from where I live. I was all alone, shaking like a leaf on a windy day, freezing cold and weak.

To the wonderful parents reading this, please never give up reading the word of God to your kids. Even when we roll our eyes and pretend to be on the phone as you do it. In that moment, I remembered verses that my mom had been repeating over the years as I grew up. Many that I would not know at all if I didn’t hear them from her. I started reciting them out in a small weak voice. ‘God is my refuge and fortress, No weapon formed against me shall prosper, the Lord will put his angels charge over me, when the enemy attacks like a flood the Holy Spirit will set a standard against Him’. And the more I recited, the better I felt.

I remember at one point I felt as though my heart would stop. It was beating so fast and I started calling out the name of Jesus. I kept reciting verses and calling his name until I gained strength to stretch out and pick my phone.

That’s the point at which I appreciated Safaricom. I had no credit so I dialed *131* and dialed my mother’s number.

Guys, it’s important to have solid people in your life. People whom you can call at any hour of the day or night during your time of need. I had my best friend, big sister, mom and ‘brother in Christ’ (wink wink), on their knees praying for me. They contacted each other and called me one after the other and prayed on loudspeaker throughout the ordeal.

After what must have been an hour or two, I started calming down. The shaking disappeared slowly and I was able to stretch out myself. I couldn’t stretch or turn before. And then the most beautiful part, I felt like someone came and covered me with a warm blanket. My ice cold body became amazingly warm. It started from my feet and up to the rest of my body. I believe that was Jesus. The atmosphere in my room changed and I could feel the presence of God. I’m sure if He opened my eyes I’d see an army of angels with swords surrounding me.

God conquered the battle. The headache didn’t subside until morning but atleast I was okay.

Dear ones, that night I learnt that the enemy is so real. And he doesn’t like it when we attempt to disrupt his plans. This blog has been a blessing to me and to so many people. When I started it, I expected to get a like 5 to 10 views. It’s barely a month and adorned woman has over 6,000 views. Guys text me, some whom I’ve never met, and tell me how God speaks to them through my stories that even I didn’t even regard as highly. This blog has also brought a breath of fresh air in my life at a time when I was struggling with so much. God has given me a great platform to raise his banner and bring glory to His name. I know the enemy isn’t happy and he tried to attack me and instill fear in me. But little did he know that he would actually do the opposite.

And He will try to do so in your life too. It might be through disappointments, feeling of despair and defeat, discouragements or direct attacks. But whatever he tries, fear not. He who is in you is greater than He who is in the world 1 John 4:4. He says that when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you, and when you walk through the fire you will not be burnt, Isaiah 43:2. He says that He will command his angels concerning you, to guide you in all your ways Psalms 91:12 (NIV)

The devil may try to silence us. He may try to hinder us from reaching our destiny and fulfilling our purpose in life. But the more He does, the stronger we become.

 And this voice, this voice that God has given me, I’ll keep shouting it for the world to hear. I’ll shout through the rooftops. I will shout to the mountains and the valleys. I will shout until I have nothing more left in me. I’ll keep writing. I’ll keep lifting up the banner of God. And God will continue to be my stamp and signature in everything. All for the glory and honor of His name.

Keep shouting!

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Love & Blessings
73 Responses
  • ekisaimmaculate
    November 9, 2016

    you’re such a blessing dear,you inspire many through your stories
    keep up the good work

  • ekisaimmaculate
    November 9, 2016

    you’re such a blessing dear,you inspire many through your stories
    keep up the good work

  • tellstory
    June 16, 2016

    what a testimony, I am blessed

  • tellstory
    June 16, 2016

    what a testimony, I am blessed

  • Ken
    June 11, 2016

    Such amazing and inspiring work
    I love your stories alot

  • Ken
    June 11, 2016

    Such amazing and inspiring work
    I love your stories alot

  • Ken
    June 11, 2016

    Such amazing and inspiring work
    I love your stories alot

  • joshuaonserio
    June 9, 2016

    real time motivation… Jah is always closer to those who draw close to him. He’ll never let you down. Whenever you feel downhearted, just say a word to him and let his holy spirit manifest its powers. keep it high.

  • joshuaonserio
    June 9, 2016

    real time motivation… Jah is always closer to those who draw close to him. He’ll never let you down. Whenever you feel downhearted, just say a word to him and let his holy spirit manifest its powers. keep it high.

  • joshuaonserio
    June 9, 2016

    real time motivation… Jah is always closer to those who draw close to him. He’ll never let you down. Whenever you feel downhearted, just say a word to him and let his holy spirit manifest its powers. keep it high.

  • oscar
    June 4, 2016

    a wonderful piece.. am blessed

  • oscar
    June 4, 2016

    a wonderful piece.. am blessed

  • Alice Ronnie
    June 4, 2016

    I am so inspired by your pieces. This one especially coz our journey of salvation is spiritual and we constantly fight the devil. Thousands may fall at your side, ten thousand on your right hand but it shall not come near you. We are safe. Thank you dearest. Congrats on having your article published. Kip shouting!

  • Alice Ronnie
    June 4, 2016

    I am so inspired by your pieces. This one especially coz our journey of salvation is spiritual and we constantly fight the devil. Thousands may fall at your side, ten thousand on your right hand but it shall not come near you. We are safe. Thank you dearest. Congrats on having your article published. Kip shouting!

  • Isla Washiali
    June 3, 2016

    I also like rice/cabbage… 😉 Amazing piece dear. May the Lord keep winning your battles.

  • Isla Washiali
    June 3, 2016

    I also like rice/cabbage… 😉 Amazing piece dear. May the Lord keep winning your battles.

  • Isla Washiali
    June 3, 2016

    I also like rice/cabbage… 😉 Amazing piece dear. May the Lord keep winning your battles.

  • that chic grasha
    June 2, 2016

    The power of Prayers… Sometimes I feel ashamed to pray because I am not perfect but he remind me that is how I want you to come to me…Thanks Ivy I love this piece

    • Ivy Koome
      June 2, 2016

      Swirry none of us is perfect. Our righteousness is like filthyrags to God. The only perfect person is Him…. I also struggle with that bt he keeps reminding me that he is a father n all He wants is the heart of His child

  • that chic grasha
    June 2, 2016

    The power of Prayers… Sometimes I feel ashamed to pray because I am not perfect but he remind me that is how I want you to come to me…Thanks Ivy I love this piece

    • Ivy Koome
      June 2, 2016

      Swirry none of us is perfect. Our righteousness is like filthyrags to God. The only perfect person is Him…. I also struggle with that bt he keeps reminding me that he is a father n all He wants is the heart of His child

  • that chic grasha
    June 2, 2016

    The power of Prayers… Sometimes I feel ashamed to pray because I am not perfect but he remind me that is how I want you to come to me…Thanks Ivy I love this piece

    • Ivy Koome
      June 2, 2016

      Swirry none of us is perfect. Our righteousness is like filthyrags to God. The only perfect person is Him…. I also struggle with that bt he keeps reminding me that he is a father n all He wants is the heart of His child

  • Judah Ben-Hur
    June 2, 2016

    I’ve never felt like that but I’m pretty sure I now know the solution to something of that sort. May He be glorified

  • Judah Ben-Hur
    June 2, 2016

    I’ve never felt like that but I’m pretty sure I now know the solution to something of that sort. May He be glorified

  • Maestrofficial
    June 2, 2016

    The Battle isn’t yours at the end of the day.
    God Bless your dear and in all things, may His name be Glorified to ends of the earth.

  • Maestrofficial
    June 2, 2016

    The Battle isn’t yours at the end of the day.
    God Bless your dear and in all things, may His name be Glorified to ends of the earth.

  • ogeyacy
    June 2, 2016

    all glory and honour is upon the Almighty. inspired

  • ogeyacy
    June 2, 2016

    all glory and honour is upon the Almighty. inspired

  • sohojiambo
    June 2, 2016

    Wooooow…. That’s a testimony! Glory be to God….!

  • belinda
    June 1, 2016

    What the devil means for evil God turns it into good . A testimony to bless others has come out

  • bwaynemike
    June 1, 2016

    The enemy is real.. Prayers are the breakthrough to every single problem…

    Good work Ivy

  • jonathanjunie
    June 1, 2016

    This piece though. matata sana.

  • TOP SPOT
    June 1, 2016

    oh meeen. .lady you never dissapoint..all from God..such a piece! Cheerz

  • Grace Koome
    June 1, 2016

    We give all the glory and honour to God Almighty. Keep shouting Ivy for you are safe in Gods hands in the name of Jesus. Isaiah 41:10-13 “Fear not, for I am with you;be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you,I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Behold all those who were incensed against you shall be ashamed and disgraced; they shall be as nothing, and those who strive with you shall perish. You shall seek them out and not find them-those who contend with you. Those who war against you shall be as nothing, as nonexistent thing. For I the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you,’Fear not, I will help you”. KJV
    Gods promise and word to you Ivy.
    Love,
    Mom

    • Ivy Koome
      June 1, 2016

      Amen. Thanks mommy

    • praisethekingblog
      July 26, 2016

      Mmmm. The power of a praying momma. May we always cover our family in God’s Word!

      I am blessed by you, Miss Ivy. This is the 2nd blog of yours I have read and am blessed our Heavenly FATHER that we are connected by His Holy Spirit! As I felt Him confirm all you shared, all I can do is praise Him that His glory is coming to the earth by our witness! I am amazed at how He allows me a glimpse of my eternal family here on this temporary earth! Amen? God bless you, and keep you! May you stay yielded to Him as His Holy vessel my beautiful sister! Love, Leslie

      • Adorned Woman Kenya
        July 29, 2016

        Hi Leslie. Thank you so much for your kind regards. He gave us each other so that we can all be a blessing in our own unique ways. Thanks for taking the time to read. Lots of love

  • Dennis Bett
    June 1, 2016

    Amazing. Inspiring. Challenging. Encouraging. Proud of you sister. Keep at it.

  • olive
    June 1, 2016

    God is great!!!! Hehe am coming to school this weekend roomie on a serious note hehe

    • Ivy Koome
      June 1, 2016

      Keep breaking my heart 😀 ..no problem

  • winfreywanjiru
    June 1, 2016

    Mchele cabbage is awesome. God is great!!!

  • Amen and amen …
    Lift the banner high and higher …The devil has no room

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