Tag: challenge

Big and little sin

When I was a kid, I would sneak in the kitchen and put my little hands in the sugar jar, take a handful and then put it in the mouth. Later, my mom would ask me if I ate the sugar and I would say no, although my whole face is covered with sugar. She would then take the wooden spoon and discipline me. There were times I lied about…

Restful Bliss

I love nature,there is something calming and assuring in the way the trees flow with winds,whistling and sometimes clapping. The flow of waters on the rocky streams,or sometimes just flowing quietly and smoothly. But what I love most is to lie or sit on a well manicured, green land under the shade of a tree and just relax. Whenever I do this I reflect on Psalms 23:2 He maketh me…

I believe

In the depths of my heart I believe in the faithfulness of God. It is not easy to comprehend his ways and timing, but through it all I am convinced of His unconditional love for me. The Prophet Isaiah wrote that our ways and His are far apart . Isaiah 55:8-9New International Version 8 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts,    neither are your ways my ways,”declares the Lord.9 “As the heavens are higher than…

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Promise,position,purpose Our God is a promise maker and a promise keeper.Whatever he has promised you got to believe that He will fulfill.With the promise comes the process.He divinely position you to attain the promise.The best we can do in the positioning stage is remain focused.Finally the purpose is unveiled and when you understand His purpose in your life,the greatest character is to fear the Promise keeper, the divine positioner,the Purpose…

Praying

Pray prayerfullyPrayer can be more than wordsPrayer can be more than a routinePrayer can be more than a dutyPrayer can be more than a command It becomes a lifestyleIt becomes a habitIt becomes a characterIt becomes who you are. When prayer is prayed with understandingWhen prayer is prayed with passionWhen prayer is made with objectionAnd above all when prayer is prayed by Faith. The results are immeasurableThe results are rewardingThe…

Glorious Good Girlfriends

There is a challenge going on currently on social media platforms aimed at women empowering each other. Once tagged one is expected to accept the challenge by posting her picture in black and white. The challenge began in response to one Turkish woman who was brutally murdered. It is to voice together in solidarity No to violence against women. Understanding the concept behind the challenge prompted me to accept it…

God will give you a Sign

Many are times when we go struggling in the darkness of life without knowing what God wants with us. However, God wants us to follow His sure path and will therefore always give us a sign that will direct us to His will. For instance, He gave John the Baptist a sign so that he would know Christ. When the sign came, John was able to recognize Jesus. 33 I…

Dealing with Delay.

In this era of instant happenings and fast world, delay can be frustrating.  In the current normal we have to cue and wait our turn in the mall while maintaining the required social distance.  As we waited for our turn to get in the groceries store and shop today, I thought of how sometimes all that is needed in our spiritual walk is patience.  Abraham and Sarah had received a…

SEEK HIS FACE OR SAVE YOUR FACE.

I attended a worship experience recently. What a great place to be since it was the last Sunday of the year. I was filled with gratitude and adoration for making it through. One thing was certain as I drove to the event, I needed a safe space to just let my father know that I am grateful for His faithfulness. As we worshipped, I felt the unmistakable, tangible, overwhelming presence…

Great Faith

Matthew 15:21- 28 21 And Jesus went out thence and withdrew into the parts of Tyre and Sidon. 22 And behold, a Canaanitish woman came out from those borders, and cried, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a demon. 23 But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for…

ALL GLORY BELONGS TO GOD

It should be encouraging that even the heroes of the faith expressed their own misgivings about their abilities. Moses certainly did, and yet of the billions of people who have walked this earth, God chose Him to spotlight for generations to come. In the Bible, we see time and again how God worked through imperfect vessels to accomplish His great glory. As one book perfectly summed up, God plus nothing…

The Presence Of God

I. Introduction  The Presence of God is the most important thing in the life of man.  God intended man to have it always. In the Garden of Eden, God came to visit man every day in the cool of the day (Genesis 3:8)  The Presence of God was lost when man sinned and was chased out of the Garden  God has been trying to restore His…