Meaningful Monday: Guest Valentia Moliko
Updated: Sep 27, 2020
Great is His Faithfulness is not just a song, a title, or a passing thought. He IS faithful, and we see proof of His faithfulness to us every single day. Meaningful Mondays are posts from guests who are willing to share their thoughts, lessons, and experiences on how faithful He has been in their lives.
This week, I am honored and excited to introduce Valentia Moliko. Ms. Moliko was born and raised in South Africa where she is a working single mom and inspirational author. Her Spirit-driven writing is sure to bring women all around the world a fresh perspective and renewed hope in their daily walk with our Lord. To view her work, there is a link in her bio. God bless you all! ~C. Borden
I was inspired by Apostle Paul.
Writing is my gift from God, but I hadn’t always been a writer. I started writing at the age of 28 after reading the whole Bible; the Holy Spirit manifested in me and took control. He advised and guided me on what to write and how to write it.
We tend to plan and do the things we love without consulting with God our Lord then get we disappointed when things fail or don’t go according to the plan and blame God. It’s like a teenage girl going to a party without mom’s permission: the next day she wakes up feeling sick and expects mom to take care of all the mess she did, the pukes, and the hangover. That’s what I had been doing. I had been trying to figure out this life on my own, and when things turned out to be what I had not expected, I blamed it on God. I called him prejudiced because I felt like He favored other people and not me. I felt like God didn’t love me, but the truth is, God loves us all. His love is eternal. Something great was in store for me; it was hidden in the book of life.
“He knows the plans that He has for us, plans to bring us prosperity and not disaster, and plans to bring about the future we hope for.” Jeremiah 29:11
It took me years and years trying to figure out my purpose here in the world. I’ve faced hardships, trials, and tribulations. I know the roughness of this world. Life is a battle and the chances of winning are too slim when you fight on your own. People say it’s every man for himself, but God says “Call to me, and I will answer you; I will tell you wonderful and marvellous things that you know nothing about.” Jeremiah 33:3
He is not a man to lie. He is a promise keeper, and He is forever the same. I am the living testimony. I’ve witnessed his goodness and unfailing love. All I had to do was to cry out to Him. I’ve prayed to him and waited for His answer. I didn’t just wait - I waited in faith that He would answer, and He did. Faith is the key to winning life battles. It could be spiritual warfare, emotional battle, or mental battle. God is always ready to assist and waiting for your call for help. (Isaiah 60:22)
When the time is right, the Lord will make it happen. I trusted in His timing for His timing is perfect, and then He made it happen, just as He promised in the Book of Life. A prayer without faith is like a tree without roots, it won’t grow, it will die instead. We need the Holy Trinity as the roots for us to grow and prosper. The Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit are all we need to break through. There will always be obstacles in our path. Storms will come and go, but there’s always a light at the end of the tunnel.
I believe in Jesus Christ, His death, and resurrection. I believe He died for me that’s how I discovered my purpose in life. I prayed for help, then God showed me the Bible. The book of Gospel is a strong weapon.
“It is true that we live in the world, but we do not fight from worldly motives. The weapons we use in our fight are not the world’s weapons but God’s powerful weapons, which we use to destroy strongholds.” (2 Corinthians 10:3-4)
When I was busy studying the Word of God, I came across Apostle Paul: his deeds before he had seen the Lord’s greatness and then after. I’ve learned that he wrote letters while he was still in prison to advise people to keep their faith in God, and I was inspired. I believed that God can make me a better person as he did to Paul, then I decided to write a book. With the help of the Holy Spirit, I discovered my purpose. I’m a writer. My purpose is to proclaim the Word of God through writing.
Studying the Word of God has opened the eyes of my heart and led me to write a book to testify about the wonders that God did in my life. Receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit is a success to me, and having my book published is a bonus. He gave me the second chance by baptizing me with His Holy Spirit. He sent His Holy Spirit to lead and guide me through the book, and I am not afraid to tell the whole world about it. I didn’t write the book on my own. I did it with the company of the Holy Spirit, and It helped me to pull through. There is power in the Name of Jesus.
Open the Eyes of My Heart is my first book, but not my last. There are other books I’ve written: some are published, and some are not, some are written in English, and some are written in my native language, Sesotho. Sesotho is one of South African official languages. I decided to write in my native language to inspire other aspiring authors to write in their mother tongue making sure that our indigenous languages do not fade away. (We have eleven official languages.) By writing books in these languages, we encourage people to read, write and speak their mother tongues even more, and to want to write books in their languages. This will help following generations to know who they are and where they come from.
Still, my greatest advice to everyone is to trust in the Lord and put Him first in everything you do so the doors would be unlocked and the obstacles be removed in this journey called Life.
“For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.” (Matthew 18:20)
May the Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
About the Author
Valentia Moliko is a photographer and a published author. She has written three books: Open the Eyes of My Heart, Excuse My Color - Short Stories of People Living with Albinism, and a book written in her native language. She is an inspirational writer; she has a passion for inspiring and sharing the Word of God with fellow children of God so they can put God first in everything they do in order to succeed in life. She has studied photography at Market Photo Workshop in South Africa. She has a Certificate in Information Technology. Valentia likes to use her two professions - writing and photography - to tell stories. She is honored to be the story teller.
*Thank you for visiting Great Is His Faithfulness and this Meaningful Monday series. If you have a story you would like to share that displays how the Lord has been active (faithful) in your life, please contact C. Borden at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put "Submission request" in the subject line. Your experience could be featured as part of this blog series to help bring hope to someone else.