Sunday, July 12, 2020

I wish I could sit at Your feet forever, dwell in Your presence, and never leave.

Sometimes the world feels overwhelming, and I want to run back to my Heavenly Father, to Your refuge.

I want to lie in your pastures, live under your rules, and your guidance.

God I need you now. Cant do this life without you.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Surrender - Man is the head of the household

The latest recurrent message is that Man is the Head of the Household.

Truth be told, I don't know how this applies to me as I am not in a relationship but that's what I've been hearing of late. Michelle Andrews had it as point 2 during her Friday Night sermon, it was my quiet time reading today (Romans 11:3), Heather Lindsey's podcast and tonight's YouTube sermon.

Friday, January 31, 2020

In my weakness, He is strong

In 1 Corinthians 1:17 Paul wrote to the church in Corinth, and one of the things he said was that he was sent to preach the gospel, but "not with wisdom and eloquence, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power."

Later in the same chapter (1 Corinthians 1:27) he says "but God chose the foolish.. God chose the weak .. God chose the lowly things .. the despised things .. the things that are not, to nullify the things that are .. so that no one may boast ..."

Pride is a sin that infiltrates that human heart. It is hard to shake and creeps in, even with the smallest of achievements. I don't think God is asking us to be spineless people with low self esteem, but I think He realises that it is difficult for us not to be prideful. So perhaps suffering and misfortune, can sometimes be faced with gratitude, because when we are feeling overwhelmed by the circumstances of our life, it is easier to look to Him, and to rely on His strength, to face life on His terms and not our own.

In addition, many of us often will pray for a miracle, but we never want to be in a situation where a miracle might happen. We don't need miracles when we are coping. We need them at the precipice. We need God to come through when we are faced with a threat, or with imminent danger. It is in our darkest hour that God has the opportunity to shine the brightest.

I hope you will be encouraged to draw close to God if you are going through a rough patch. He is our redemption, our fortress (Psalm 46:1) and our guide (Psalm 119:105), especially in times of need.

Best, S

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Love In Action

Trying to keep up with quiet time.

Today's bible reading was pretty awesome. The bible really is a guidebook to life!

Romans 12:9

Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. 
Be devoted to one another in love.
Honor one another above yourselves.
Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervour, serving the Lord. 
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
Share with the Lord's people who are in need. 
Practice hospitality. 
Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.
Rejoice with those who rejoice;
mourn with those who mourn. 
Live in harmony with one another.
Do not be proud but be willing to associate with people of low position. 
Do not think you are superior. 

Do not repay anyone evil for evil. 
Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. 
If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. 
Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God's wrath, for it is written: "It is mine to avenge; I will repay," says the Lord. 

Tuesday, January 14, 2020