Dear Fruitful Vine,
A very big welcome to today’s showcase edition. We’re still sharing testimonies of how God brought us out of difficult challenges and caused us to overcome.
Psalm 127:3 says, “Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.” God is still in the business of rewarding people with babies and you are not an exception. With us today is a beautiful lady who has experienced supernatural child birth in spite of lurking fears. Let’s hear from her:
1nebody: Can we meet you please?
WA: My name is Olawunmi Adelusi (nee Kayode). I am the first of two children. A Chartered Accountant by profession and I love to write, teach and cook. I am passionate about education and excellence in career.
1nebody: Interesting. What was growing up like?
WA: I was churchy and religious (thanks to my mother…lol); in fact, I attended a seminary secondary school but I later found that I was simply playing religion. I was an only child for nine years and I thought just maybe my parents were not ready for another child, little did I know it was a ‘delay.’ My baby brother came nine years later and oh, how I totally loved him and I still do .
1nebody: Wow, that must have been quite a wait for your mum but you must have been pampered during the wait?
WA: Yes, it was a long wait but I was also not pampered. My mum was very strict. At a point I thought she was not my biological mother (laughs). She did not spare me at all, I did chores, cooked and did everything a good typical Nigerian daughter would do. My dad on the other hand was always travelling but I had this unexplainable bond with him. Maybe because he always got me the nice gifts though (laughs).
1nebody: Haha.. Most likely so. You spoke about being religious growing up. At what point did you realize it was just religion?
WA: It was in 2007, I had just gained admission into Covenant University and during a particular service, the chancellor, Bishop David Oyedepo preached on how until you confess Jesus with your mouth as your Lord and Saviour, you are not born again (Romans 10:10). He emphasized that new birth has nothing to do with your upbringing or parent’s salvation. I gave my life to Christ in that service, I got baptized some weeks later and all things became new for me.
1nebody: It’s a wonderful experience indeed. Let’s back up a bit. From your mum’s experience of delayed child birth, did you nurse any fears of experiencing the same?
WA: It was much later that I fully understood the issues my mom went through while she was waiting for another child. The infidelity, the in-law tantrums amongst others. So, I got exposed to what delay in childbirth meant very early in life and that nursed some form of fear but I began praying about it early.
1nebody: I like that. You didn’t take any chances?
WA: No, I did not. Anytime prayers were raised about generational curses, I would pray about it. Along the line, my knowledge in Christ grew and I realized I had been exempted from all of those by the blood of Jesus.
1nebody: Beautiful. So how exactly did you handle your fears?
WA: When I began dating my husband, I shared these fears with him but we conversed about our children like we were not bothered. I would read and listen to testimonies that would charge up my faith. At every avenue I got, I ‘killed’ those fears with my confidence in the word of God. In fact, I had some scriptures which I declared over myself on a daily basis. It was almost like a ritual for me.
1nebody: That means the more knowledge of the word of God you had in you, the bolder you became?
WA: Exactly. The word of God sure works.
1nebody: When you noticed you were pregnant, how did you react ?
WA: Fast forward to June 4, 2016, I got married and somehow the fears came back. We went on honeymoon and got back and I remember sitting down with my bible (hardcopy) to read Psalm 127 and declare it over and over until it became part of me. In fact, I made a list I pasted in our study with names of our children.A friend told me about a book titled ‘Supernatural Childbirth’ by Jackie Mize, I bought it and began to read it. Unknown to me, I was already pregnant. More like I conceived on my wedding night because I gave birth to my son March 4, 2017 which is exactly nine months after we wedded. And no, we did not have sex before marriage. After a 7 days program we had in church, July 2016, I noticed I didn’t see my period, so I headed to the doctor’s for a check and viola, I was pregnant. I was so elated and I just kept asking God, is that how it works. It was a ‘just like that’ moment for us. Meanwhile, my husband and I were in one of those newlyweds quarrel, the news just ended the quarrel.
1nebody: Lol. I can imagine. Were there any challenges during the pregnancy?
WA: At about 18 weeks of the pregnancy I bled for a day and I was scared. Conducted series of tests and trust me different doctors with different verdicts. My husband just told to stay off further checks and internet. So I do not entertain the fear to the point to damage. I moved on with work and all like nothing happened and the bleeding stopped. A friend told me about a book titled ‘Supernatural Childbirth’ by Jackie Mize, I bought it and began to read it. Unknown to me, I was already pregnant. More like I conceived on my wedding night because I gave birth to my son March 4, 2017 which is exactly nine months after we wedded. And no, we did not have sex before marriage. After a 7 days program we had in church, July 2016, I noticed I didn’t see my period, so I headed to the doctor’s for a check and voila, I was pregnant. I was so elated and I just kept asking God, is that how it works. It was a ‘just like that’ moment for us. Meanwhile, my husband and I were in one of those newlyweds quarrel, the news just ended the quarrel.
1nebody: You have a testimony of supernatural childbirth, what would you say to a person who is in doubt of its reality?
WA: Folks, this thing is real and it’s available for all. Available for everyone ready to use the sword of the word. For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart – Hebrews 4:12. No matter your situation, there is an answer in the word, search for it and use it.
1nebody: Wow! It’s been such a delight listening to your testimony. Thank you so much for sharing with us and for blessing the lives of several others around the world. Particularly for letting women know that it is possible to have a stress-free pregnancy and delivery. God bless you!
WA: It’s a pleasure. Thank you so much for the privilege.