… I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfil all my will. Acts 13:22
If the holy book was still an open book, the name Foluke Adenike Adeboye would copiously feature. A woman of many parts: with heart devoted to God; a heart abiding in God’s word, a heart committed to prayer. A heart that obeys. A heart that serves. A heart that loves. And heart values being a mother.
When it comes to the women of the Bible, there are many we can learn from in terms of their faith, obedience, and heart for God. Mummy G.O., as she is fondly called, fits in.
Scripture praises the faith of Abraham’s wife, Sarah—who believed God’s promise that she would bear a child in her old age—and of Rahab, the prostitute who hid the Israelite spies because she believed their God was one who saves (Hebrews 11:11, 31).
We also learn of Hannah, who poured out her heart to God in spite of her bitter circumstances (1 Samuel 1-2:11), and Mary, the mother of Jesus, who surrendered to a difficult assignment and stayed faithful (Luke 1:26-2:35).
But there are also many stories throughout the Old and New Testaments that show us what not to do, how not to live and who not to be like. Surely, the wife of the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, never belongs to this league.
Born on Tuesday, July 13, 1948 to the family of Pa Jacob Adelusi Adeyokunnu. Pastor Foluke Adeboye , educationist of high repute is blessed with four wonderful children. To a woman after God’s heart, seventy one (71) hearty cheers!
Pastor Olakunle Yusuf is the General Overseer, Grace Assembly Christian Church. He can be reached on 08023423396 or email: [email protected]mail.com. Shalom!