‘Do not be anxious about anything but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God that transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.’ (Philippians 4v6-7) This promise leads purposefully on from last week. If we are trusting that the Lord will never leave us nor forsake us, why do … Continue reading Trusting in the promises of God. (Do not fear)
This series idea sparked from reading a verse in 2 Samuel which says, ‘Lord Almighty, God of Israel, you have revealed this to your servant, saying, ‘I will build a house for you.’ So your servant has found courage to pray this prayer to you.’ (2 Samuel 7v27). The context behind this verse, is God’s promises to David have been revealed. The Lord promises to … Continue reading Trusting in the promises of God ( He will never leave you nor forsake you.)
A small introduction for this Holy week devotional. Each day I have given a psalm to read, it will be good to take time to meditate on the whole psalm. I have highlighted a specific verse/s. There will be no small thought, I have picked the psalms with a specific theme. From Palm Sunday to Wednesday, we look at psalms full of praise. A time … Continue reading Holy Week Devotional. (Meditation on the Psalms)
This week, I wanted to do something a little more lighthearted. At the moment, our minds are overwhelmed with a lot of information and trying to find routine. For this wrap up, I want to share with you some of my favourite things from this month. What I have been enjoying, what I have been reading and what I have been learning. I hope you … Continue reading Wrapping up March (A new rhythm)
We all see life changing now. Places that used to be full of life, now empty and dark. The people we love kept at a distance because we want to protect them. Even the everyday rhythm of life, has halted. The rushed rhythm has now become slow and quiet. We see the news filled with new measures on how to protect us, while reminding us … Continue reading Slowing down. (Learning to be at peace)
‘When Jesus saw their faith, he said. ‘Friend, your sins are forgiven.”’ (Luke 5v20) The idea for this blog came to me, as I was lying in bed last night. I was about to fall to sleep, when my mind began being filled with all these thoughts about the account of the paralysed man. I was tired, I was ready to fall asleep, but I … Continue reading Journeys in the valley. (Supporting one another)
Each year on my blog, I try to add something new. For this year, I want to start doing a wrap up of the month. (Even though I missed January). Which looks briefly at the highlights of the month, my faith journey and everything else that comes with day to day life. It is a nice way to process and reflect on how the month … Continue reading Wrapping up February. (The month of change)
I am someone who is easily pleased and one sight that is beautiful to the eye, is the blossom that is emerging on the trees. I am a Spring baby, it makes me excited to see that Spring is beginning to return. It means that life is returning after a cold and dark winter. The blossom reminds me of the faithfulness of God; the beauty … Continue reading We shall all blossom again.
The past five months have been such an incredible time of growth in relation to my faith. I used to believe my faith was a part of me, that I could pick up and use when it was convenient to me. Now, I know without my faith I cannot be the person that I was meant to be. That without my foundation being built on … Continue reading How the Amsterdam Ministry transformed my faith!
One of the hopes for this year is to begin to become more intentional in my prayer life. To make it a part of my everyday life, instead of just praying when times are hard or offering up thanksgiving when life is good. My prayer life is still a working progress because I feel like it is not something that comes naturally to me. There … Continue reading A prayerful heart. (Struggles with prayer.)