So… I’ve been feeling sorry for myself lately. During my primary school years – around age 9 or 10, one of the most anticipated events at the end of the school day was the ice cream man. As my mind shifted from the joy of not being the last one to be let out of the classroom (everything was a competition when I was younger … Continue reading Are you having a pity party?
From the moment we are born, we are nurtured and shaped into an overly competitive and selfcentred, “survival of the fittest” mentality – if not by our immediate families, then the societies we grow up in. We are told that weakness is not an option and second place is not good enough. We develop personal agendas to be “the leader” and “the best” in every … Continue reading Calling envy out
I spent most of my teenage years in rebellion. Against what, I’m not really sure. I still recall being pushed out of the pews by my cousin, I must have been around 10 years old. In good will, she encouraged me to answer the church altar call. But sadly that is all I remember from that memory, I don’t recall any on-going conversations to help … Continue reading Why I started hearing God
It isn’t my relationship that redeemed me. Some of us have been to terrible, dark places in our lives – paths we blame ourselves for journeying; so that if any man or woman should choose to love us, deep within us we believe there lies our redemption. “She can be loved” His proposal tells the world “she can be loved”, and having her by his side makes him … Continue reading Relationship Status?
It could be through a dream, conviction of the heart, a revelation. When God speaks, something new is born – a vision, an assignment, a calling, an ambition. It changes the way we see all that is around us. Our priorities are often rearranged, we sing a new chorus in our hearts, and our minds are filled and fuelled by it. “God said” starts more … Continue reading Is anything too hard for the Lord?
For the joy of the LORD is your strength Nehemiah 8:10 “I choose Joy” Joy How easy is it to hold on to joy, when a wave of sadness floods your mind? A misplaced item, the wrong choice of words, a scornful look, the playing out of injustice, a subtle descending of sadness – covering the heart. But the day is not spent. See, the Son … Continue reading I choose joy
One thing I think a lot of Christians struggle with is waiting… For some people working in faith, serving in faith, sowing in faith, even being persecuted and still having faith, is not as much of a challenge for them as waiting in faith. We become uncomfortable, we pray and we don’t hear anything, we fast, we seek counsel, and that feeling … Continue reading While I Wait