Save Me

Save Me

I stopped looking at Him just long enough to be aware of the raging sea and the rising storm. Then i stopped trusting and started to fear. I couldn’t remember what His face looked like; couldn’t remember who He was or what He could do- I was fixated on the storm.

That was when i started to sink and i knew without a shadow of doubt that i had reached my end- i was looking at my grave.

What happened next,i didn’t know,call it reflex or habit. I heard my self calling out to Him and why wouldn’t I? it’s been only His name that had been on my lips for quite a while now.

“save me”

I heard a voice that sounded not like my own, it was mixed with fear and apprehension.

Then all of a sudden He was there; I couldn’t tell how. One minute He was afar off and the next moment He was there reaching out to me and pulling me up. I had been saved!

I walked on what was supposed to be my grave. The raging waters now calm was solid under my foot and i walked by His side to the boat.

Then i understood his words, “fear not, it is I”

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I walked along on life’s pathway, feeling confident and self assured.

Why shouldn’t i? I had slain my ‘tens of thousands’ and had waxed rich and exceedingly great.

Maidens sighed at the mention of my name, kings trembled at the mere thought of me,ask Nahash, the Ammonite king and he’d tell you, or maybe not, he’s dead.

I was walking upon my high places because the Almighty was shining his countenance on me. i became used to it and i may have taken his favour for granted..

And then He hid his face! Then began

trouble; waves and billows and the depths of the sea washed over me.

All the memories of my glory days

were gone in an instant, and i was reduced to a laughing stock, trodden under foot and made a target for those that handled stones.

Then i knew that in his favor is life and in the lifting up of his countenance is life everlasting.

So i cried to him, and used the only argument that i knew would work for me-praise.

“what good would i be if i went to the grave?” i prayed “lift up your countenance and shine on me” i pleaded.

Now i know better. Each and every day of my life will i bless the Lord, for he is good and his mercies endures forever. I charge my soul to bless Him and not to forget his benefits.

Now i live to praise Him.

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Thrice i had an encounter with Him, thrice i denied Him his honour and failed to acknowledge His Lordship.

Twice He pardoned me and gave me another

chance to acknowledge Him, but i was too full of myself to see anyone besides myself much less entertain the thought of a being higher than myself.

I was a law, a god.

My hands have conquered nations and built an empire that was a joy of many nations and a wonder of the world.

They thought my father had done great

things but i have surpassed in glory all that were before me.

My heart was lifted up within me, i had

forgotten (or chose to forget) that all good things come from above, from the father of lights.

Then i uttered the words that changed my life forever…

Seven times passed over me, seven seasons of being wet with the dew, seven years spent alone, bowed down and reduced to nothing.Seven years of living with the beasts in the wild.

Then i acknowledged that the Most High rules in the kingdom of men and gives it to whomsoever he wills.

Now as my glory and honour and dominion is being restored to me, i praise and honour Him.

Now i know that only He is worthy to be praised and extolled.



21 thoughts on “Save Me” by topazo (@topazo)

  1. Wow!Wow!Wow! I’m speechless…Reminds me of Peter trying to walk on water. This is very inspiring.And it’s not just about the writing, it also has substance. It is so…un-human inspired#If you know what I mean#Well-done SFW.

    1. @mimiadebayo thanks for the comments. Yea i knw wat u mean…i appreciate.

  2. @topazo dude this is awesome, as in, it made me almost shout Praise the Lord.

    There are some minor grammatical errors and dude you really hate using capital I, :) but love this, very inspiring.

    In fact I am going to like it.

    1. @dkny111 tnks fr the corrections. It was typed on my phone. Thanks for liking

      1. @topazo dude if you typed this on your phone, then men i rate you more :) that’s proper dedication. I note ideas on my phone and write it up when I get home.

  3. I connect with this deeply, at certain levels, especially at this time of the year. A reflexive sharing of symbolic depths. Thank

  4. Peter, and Nebu, I could identify. But the second one, was it King David or Saul? It should be Saul cos it was Saul who killed Nahash. But did Saul make that resolution your dramatis persona made in the end?

    1. @febidel tnks fr ur sharp eye for details! It was saul dt killed nahash but i ws writing abt David. Thanks a bunch

      1. You’re welcome. Very interesting point of view too. I must commend your writing skills (minus the grammatical faux pas, which you’ve already given excuses for). Thank you for sharing.

  5. All great reads, definitely inspired, but that first one touched me most. Probably cos I could relate with it more. Isn’t he an awesome God? A loving father…

  6. Yes He is @olabimpewumi tnks fr reading

  7. Amazing stories, still relevant in our time. Good job, bro :)

  8. This is nice. I like to emulate heroines in the bible like Deborah, Ruth, Abigail & Esther because their lifestyle fascinate me. If we maximize our potentials on earth & also make heaven then we have a context for our life.

    1. @estee thanks for reading. The bible was written for us to follow and we wld do well to follow it’s teaching… ur doing well, keep it up.

  9. @topazo I love this man,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    1. @innoalifa thanks man! Your words are uplifting…

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