Happy New Year to you all! I started my new year in Amsterdam, which was beautiful. They really love their fireworks in the Netherlands, there were marvellous colour shows of explosions all through the night. I was thankful to spend it with the community within the shelter, that was an awesome experience. I worked on New Years Day and I shared with the cleaners, which … Continue reading Blank Canvas: 2020
Amsterdam has been an incredible journey, so far. It has been a real place of growth, not only for me as a person but most importantly for my faith. It has been hard but encouraging to learn what it means to put my trust fully in the Lord. To have to learn that I cannot do it in my own strength because I easily become … Continue reading Amsterdam Ministry: The faithfulness of God.
‘I will hope in your name, for your name is good.’ I have been reading the Psalms over the past week. I wanted to write a small reflection on one of them. I am learning a lot from reading the Psalms this time around, especially how important perspective is. In many of these Psalms, David is being hotly pursued for his life. While he does … Continue reading Reflections on Psalm 52. (Perspective matters)
This is something I have been challenged on over the past few months. To truly think about what I am filling myself with and what I need to surrender to God. As I was reading through Matthew 12, there was the use of the imagery of a tree. A tree which can only bear good fruit or it can only bear bad fruit. It cannot … Continue reading Amsterdam Ministry: What am I allowing my life to be filled with?
Psalm 27v14 Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. It has been a week since my last blog, time has bought a lot of peace and change. In the past week, I have encountered healing over the past. Also, chains of fear and worry have been broken. I have had incredible opportunities to share times of fellowship with … Continue reading Amsterdam Ministry: Fresh perspective.
This is a new series that I will be doing, while I am in Amsterdam. It will be full of scriptural encouragement, lessons I am learning and life in general. I hope you will enjoy it! I want to begin with a Psalm that I was given the night before I jouryned to Amsterdam. Psalm 121 I lift up my eyes to the mountains-Where does … Continue reading Amsterdam Ministry. (The beginning)
I write this letter to my 21 year old self as a reminder of all that God has done in my life. My life looked a mess two years ago, I was absolutely broken inside. Slowly and beautifully God removed the broken parts and restored all that I needed to be. I struggled with trusting but God never stopped moving. I thank God for all … Continue reading Lessons I am learning from: God’s grace, healing and restoration.
‘Do not lose sight of what is important’ is a reminder that I have propped on my bookshelf, which came from a quiet time this weekend where I had been blinded with fear. The past weekend I spent in a fearful state because I believed a situation had happened that would have severe consequences. It did not matter that people had told me not to … Continue reading Lessons I’m learning from: not losing sight of what is important!
Today I failed my driving test, for the first time. I made the error early on in my driving test; truthfully, I was too slow pulling out on a roundabout. I knew by the reaction of the test instructor that I had failed. However, I did not allow that failure to impact the rest of the test, I chose to put all I had learned … Continue reading Embracing Life: Failure does not have to be disappointing.
‘Your name is life, your name is hope inside me… hope inside me. Your name is love, a love that always finds me… Always finds me. Be lifted up, be lifted higher.’ Praises (Be lifted up), Bethel. Truthfully, I started writing this blog with an anxious heart and it did not mean that I had stopped being faithful or that I was not trusting God. … Continue reading Lessons I’m learning from: an anxious heart.