Searching for True Love; 4

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Searching for True Love; 4

Amanda’s Office.

( Amanda and Gift.)

Amanda:

Gift, I wasn’t even expecting you to.

Gift:

Why wouldn’t you expect me when you can’t even call your friend to ask how I am faring.

Amanda:

It’s not to Gift, you know it’s the nature of my job.

Gift:

I guess so, anyway how is that your new man….. Emeka. How is he?

Amanda:

(Sighs)

It’s a long story.

Gift:

You can tell me, I have all day.

Amanda:

He ran away after I had given him my money.

Gift:

How? What happened?

Amanda:

He came to me crying that his goods were seized and he needed money to bail them out, so I gave him the money and ever since then, I did not hear from him.

Gift:

How much was the money you gave to him?

Amanda:

Eighty million naira.

Gift:

(Shocked and blowing herself with her hand)

Eighty million (lowered her voice) you gave him such amount of money (raised up her voice) why won’t he run away after that?

Amanda:

How will I know he would run away, that’s in the past, Lillian wants to take me to see a man of God.

Gift:

Lillian again? She wants to take you to see a man of God? I am very sure she was the one who had link you up with those heart breakers.

Amanda:

Yes she did, but it is not her fault they ran.

Gift:

Indeed. Stay away from that Lillian, I don’t like her at all, she keeps introducing you to those guys that would break your heart after eating your money,  something is fishy.

Amanda:

I know you want to stand up for your friend but just like you’re to me, Lillian is like that. She just wants my happiness.

Gift:

God time is the best, wait upon the Lord, and you will be happy you did. Don’t rush yourself, but if you don’t want to listen to me about that Lillian, fine by me.

Amanda:

Leave that, so what can I offer you?

_____

Amanda’s Car:

( Amada was seen crying inside her car that was parked alongside the road.)

Amanda:

(Soliloquy)

Why me? Why has God chosen to forget me? Look at me, I am not getting any younger, (still crying) I have everything I need, but not a man, (looked at her wrist watch, she quickly quickly up her tears) I am late for the conference meeting. (She checked her face in the rear view mirror, then starts her car and drove off)

                          _____

Amanda’s House:

( Lillian was seen knocking on the door with a man beside her.)

Amanda:

(Lillian had called her earlier on to inform her about her coming. Opening the door, she welcomes them into her home and offered them seats. Her mother was sitting in one of the chairs)

So what can I offer the both of you?

Lillian:

(She and the young man greeted Amanda’s Mum who only nods her head)

Nothing yet, Amanda sit down first.

Amanda:

(Sitting down)

Okay, I am sitting down so who is this young man with you?.

Lillian:

(Smiling)

He is the pastor I told you about.

Amanda:

(Surprised)

You mean this young man is the strong man of God you told me of?

Lillian:

Yes na, God had used him to bless and help so many people including I. God can use an old person, a young person to pass down his message but in this case, he used pastor Chidi.

Amanda:

(Facing the man of God)

Pastor you are highly welcome to my house.

(Facing her mother)

Mum, won’t you welcome a man of God?

Amanda’s Mum:

You’re welcome man of God.

(Stand up from her seat)

Amanda, I will be in my room.

(Leaving them)

Amanda:

Don’t worry pastor about her, once again you’re highly welcome.

Pastor Chidi:

Thank you sister Amanda, God bless you. The spirit of the Lord directed me down to this street for my evangelism, I actually met sister Lillian and she told me she came to visit a friend of hers who lived down the same street. She then impore me to come with her here. Sister Amanda, the spirit of the Lord just showed me now that you’re in totally darkness, and that is why when men come for you, they will love you, but after a while they will ran away, is that not right?

Amanda:

Your very right pastor.

Pastor Chidi:

It is the darkness hovering around you that chases them away. (Standing up to his feet praying silently) Isaiah 42 verse 16 says, I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them. The Lord said he will not forsake you.

Amanda/ Lillian:

Amen.

Pastor Chidi:

Please raise up to your feet and let us pray. (Amanda and Lillian raising up their feet)

The armor of God is what we use to defend ourselves when Satan attacks. It is the warrior’s uniform given to every Christian. It is composed of supernatural tools He has given us to contend with the rulers of this dark and imperfect world. Father, I thank You that You are never overcome by darkness. Even the darkest night is as bright as the brightest day to You. Thank You that as I walk with You, learning to walk in Your ways, seeking Your divine presence in my life moment by moment, this darkness I presently feel will dissipate, and the night around her will be like day once again.

Amanda/ Lillian:

Amen.

Pastor Chidi:

Wash sister Amanda clean of all darkness. Take her into the light of Your glorious presence and radiate all darkness out of her being in Jesus Name. I thank You for the sacrifice of Your dear Son, Jesus, who bled and died to give us an opportunity to be cleansed. Thank you Jesus, in Jesus name we have prayed.

Amanda/Lillian:

Amen.

Pastor Chidi:

(Looks at his wrist watch)

I have to be on my way now, I still have to minister to people out there. Sister Lillian is with my number, please call me so that I can continue to pray for you, Amen.

Amanda:

Amen Pastor. Thank you so much, I will collect your number from Lillian.

Pastor Chidi:

Do that and remain bless in Jesus name I pray, amen.

(Pastor Chidi walk out of shot)

Amanda:

Lillian, that man is a real man of God, I felt the presence of God within me when he prayed and to top it all, he is a very handsome young man.

Lillian:

I told that he is a true man of God.

Amanda:

Abeg give me his phone number so that I will not forget it.

Lillian:

(Smiling and bringing out her phone)

Sure sure.

*****

Roadside:

( Pastor Chidi and Lillian.)

Lillian:

What is it?

Pastor Chidi:

I feel bad using God’s name in this why don’t we use another strategy.

Lillian:

Don’t tell me that, is she different from the jobs I have been calling you to do for me. Don’t mess with me, we agreed on this, now do you work perfectly and I will do mine. I will text you where she normally drives by, don’t do anything stupid.

(Suddenly smiled and shouted a little bit louder)

Amen Pastor, I will do exactly what you said. Thank you Pastor.

Pastor Chidi:

God bless you.

(Lillian left)

*****

Amanda’s Office:

( Amanda and Pastor Chidi.)

Amanda:

Pastor thank you so much for coming here, are you sure you don’t want anything, like food, snacks, drinks, anything at all?

Pastor Chidi:

No I am okay, I am on dry fasting.

Amanda:

Okay pastor. I called you here to pray over my office, just in case the darkness you mentioned is still here.

Pastor Chidi:

Close your eyes and let us pray. In Jesus name……

Please drop your comment below, sorry for the delay.

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5 Responses

  1. Chidera says:

    Hmmmmm bad friend God will punish her

  2. Uche love says:

    See how people are killing themselves, using the name of the Lord in vain. God have mercy

  3. Cynthia says:

    A stubborn fly follows the corpse to the grave.

  4. Augustine Uzochi Ufomba says:

    I said it and even Amanda take things for granted Gift has adviced her not to trust Lilian but she never listen to her.
    What de fuck is wrong with her?

  5. When will nemesis catch up with Lilian and her cohort? When will Amanda desperacy end?

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