On Sunday, 5 January 2014, the corridor outside my parents’ house, where I was residing in, caught fire at around 4.50am. The huge fire engulfed the windows and live cables suspended dangerously near the main door.
There was no way my family and I could escape. I was shocked and in a state of daze and confusion. We quickly called the fire helpline. My kind neighbours came with buckets of water and helped to put out the fire successfully. Even though we lost two bicycles and our windows and cables were burnt, no one was hurt.
In the midst of all the mayhem, I thank God for always being with me and my family. Like what Pastor Prince had prayed in service this year, none of my family members or myself would die before our time. Instead, we would live to 120 years old and our eyes shall not grow dim nor our strength abated.
Later that day, we went to church, fully conscious of God’s unmerited favour and blessings in our lives.
During the service, my daughter and I brought our three prayer requests to the Lord. One of my prayer requests was a flat where my two kids and I could live in. This had been my prayer for the past three years as none of my housing deals was successful.
Back in November 2013, I already applied for a Build-To-Order (BTO) flat near my parents’ home. And every time on my way to work, I would pass by the land, on which the flat would be built, and speak blessings and take possession of it. I was hopeful and deep inside I knew that God has plans to prosper me and not to harm me. His plans were to give me a hope and a bright future.
Then on 8 January 2014, three days after I committed my three prayer requests to the Lord , I received a piece of good news — my application for a BTO flat had been successful and my queue number comprised of the number seven (a significant number that represented God’s divine perfection and completeness).
To the world, getting a new flat is never easy, especially in a country where land is scarce and demand for flats is high. But in God’s economy, He provides for His people.
I know that what God has blessed, He would never take away. I rest knowing that 2014 is indeed a year of greater glory! All glory and praise to Jesus. And thank you Pastor Prince for sharing the good news that I love to hear every Sunday morning. The good news of the gospel. Amen and amen!