Saturday, 28 June 2014

Worship Got Me

I’ve always loved to sing, right from a young age. I remember attending a regular evening Christian event when I was about 7 or 8 years and I would plead with my Aunties to teach me a song every evening to be able to sing before a gathering of hundreds of people!

Well, fast forward to University days, I was still that girl who loved to sing, tried to live a good life, keep away from bad friends/company, went to morning masses very religiously (well it’s the upbringing eh!). I joined the choir, loved it for a bit but I soon got bored with it. I also joined the youth choir at home and soon again I was out.

Then I went for my National Youth Service (a compulsory 1year service to my country after University) in 2007 and one thing led to another, I was at this evening fellowship and there on the altar was this 'tiny' young lady, seemingly insignificant until she opened her mouth to sing…..I was dumb-founded for the first 5 minutes, I couldn't speak but just stare.

It wasn’t just the fact that she had the most beautiful voice I had heard, it was the humility and brokenness with which she worshipped. I sat there thinking, what could make a person sing from her soul? I ran to her after the worship and said "Please teach me how to sing…." Lol!
I soon learnt that most of the young people in that fellowship could sing… Wow! I wanted so bad to be part of them. Then again, I met another young man. He may never remember this day nor know how much he has impacted my life but I heard him worship God in his room. 
He was weeping like someone died and singing and when I asked him later why he was crying, he told me, "God overwhelms me so much I can’t help but cry." That day I told God I wanted to know Him so desperately... I needed to talk to him.

I knew I had stood up a ‘few’ times when they made an altar call for people who wanted to give their lives to Christ to raise their hands or come forward, but I knew then that I didn’t have Jesus yet.

Fast-forward again, 2009, I’m back home and my parents already learnt that I had changed church, but didn’t know how serious until I got back and was sneaking to Pentecostal churches (I was trying to find a bible believing church that I could connect with).

... But oh oh! Not good! First my Dad says it will NEVER HAPPEN in his house!
We argued, we quarreled, we bore malice, we hated each other…and oh….so many nights of tears! In fact my dad couldn't wait to quickly shove me to the UK to obtain my Masters degree as he had earlier promised so that I wont be influenced any further. 
I received counsels here and there and it almost seemed like I was a possessed person in need of deliverance. However, I couldn't shake the feeling of wanting more, knowing more about this God and being led by Him.

... Then I found a bible believing church with ‘The Amazing Choir’ and I was in, totally sold!
Long story short, one day, we had a worship program and an altar call was made for those who wanted to accept Jesus as Lord and Saviour. On that fateful February evening, the Holy Spirit was nudging me hard to get on my feet - it was my day! I knew it because I heard Him call out to me loud and clear. The overwhelming feeling was unexplainable and for the first time, I knew I was home!

Soon after, we started a series on ‘Spiritual Authority’ and there I began to learn how to love ‘the Jesus way’. I bore the pain of coldness at home, constant family meetings to discuss my ‘disobedience’, and many turned down requests because I wanted to go to ‘that church’. Whereas for me, it was finding Jesus and doing the one thing that gave me peace – worship!

Well I had to meet my family half way. Go to my family church in the morning and my new-found church straight after. 

I remember one of the many experiences I had in the earlier days, it was the day of my training exam to join the volunteer workforce of my church, I was excited because I had attended all classes and read for it. That afternoon my dad said we were going to a party and that’s final. I felt so disappointed and very sad. I called my Pastor to tell him but his response was a simple – "What are you going to do?" 
I was like what??? Is that all he had to say? Why I called?!! 
Well, I made the decision to honour my father and not go for the test. I got to church later that day where I met my Pastor and he said – you would have failed the test if you disobeyed your father and came….

I'm grateful to God that now I can look back with immense gratitude to Him. It has been a life-changing relationship with Him that I possibly couldn't fully recount, and it only gets better.

I thank God that my experience has become my story, and now, worshipping God is what I live for.

Isioma Ikediashi


Were you blessed by Isioma's personal experience? Would you like to also experience this wonderful encounter and relationship too? Just say this simple prayer with me - 'Jesus, thank You for dying for my sins on the cross. I appreciate and acknowledge your sacrifice. I want to invite you into my life today Lord. I believe in my heart that You are Lord and I want You to be my Lord. Please forgive me for my sins and make me brand new today in Jesus name. Thank You for a new start, I give You praise. Amen'

Wow! Congratulations, your life just became amazing! Welcome to a new life, a new relationship :-) xxxx

Ps If you prayed that prayer or want to know a bit more about all that has been said above, please send me an email at I would love to hear from you!

Also, if you would like to share your own experience too, please send me an email.

Have a wonderful weekend people! Lots of loveeee xxxxx


  1. Thank God for the testimony of changed lives.

  2. Thank God! Thanks Adeoluwa and welcome to the blog! :-)

  3. Spritual authority class??? Then I think I know the church you attend.

    This is what we want to hear, not churches that actually separate people from their family.

  4. I love worship, that's my best session of any Church service

  5. Awesome testimony. I love how you were persistent as you yearned for that personal intimacy/experience with God. Reminds me of the song...I'm chasing after you.

  6. @ilola, I also admired her Pastor's response. Honour your parents, love your family..
    @Sykik, Me tooooo!
    @HF, Yes, very true. It also reminds of one of the beautitudes recorded in Matthew 5:6, Blessed are they who hunger and thirst after righteousness for they shall be filled"

  7. This us truly inspirational. Thank you si much for sharing Isioma. Your story I know is a testament to how much God is going to use you just in case of any doubting Thomases :) There is quite nothing like a good worship experience. I've been blessed numerous times by your ministrations. I pray He'll continue to use you far beyond your wildest imagination and keep the fire burning in you for Him
    Thank you very much again for sharing!

  8. Awesome testimony, just awesome....made possible by our awesome God. God bless you for sharing Isioma :-)

  9. Wow Isioma, thanks for sharing your amazing testimony. I loved what your padtor said about failing the test if you had disobeyed your father.

  10. All this makes me feel like crying and make me itch to write my story too.It seems like a disservice not to share what a marvellous change my life has had since I met Jesus.

  11. @Anonymous, Amen and amen! I have been personally blessed and inspired by Isioma's ministration as well, and I know that she is indeed clay in the hands of God, to be moulded and fashioned after His own purpose..
    @Feyidiary, thanks dear.. Indeed, her Pastor is a wise man.
    @Anonymous, you would be most welcome to please share! You can send me an email at . I look forward to hearing from you, God bless you dear xx

  12. @Adeoluwa thank God indeed and yes, welcome to this family! @ilola yes you might just know the church, it was great having that foundation. Taught me well. @sykik God bless you, I always look forward to worship as well. God easily finds His way into our midst when we worship and praise Him. @HF I love that song (gosh its an anthem in my,I thank God for the grace then and now. It didn't make sense at the time but now the picture is perfect. @Anonymous, God bless you so much, I'm very grateful to God for being used in the way He does.Thank you so much and a BIG AMEN! We're going to the top. @feyidiary, My Pastor's response was a huge shock but i quickly learnt that God used him to teach me character and my gratitude knows no bound. @Anonymous, please share it oh! God gives us those testimonies for the 'others' (physically & Virtually) we will come in contact with.
    Thanks Ayo for giving me the opportunity to share. For your own testimonies, you will not have room enough to contain in Jesus name.


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