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Power of your words

Don’t empower negativity by letting those words out your mouth. Don’t empower the Devil. Speak positivity over your own life – every word will bear some sort of fruit. Every word you speak is seed and it will grow something. You choose what you want to grow. Speak the Word of God and His promises and truth over your life instead of doubt and unbelief.

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As A Woman Thinks in Her Heart

Just an amazing few words shared by an incredible friend and woman of God – Cheryl – that I have to share with you.

As a woman thinks in her heart; so is she. And if she doesn’t allow the love of God to seep into her very bones, she will never to be able to love herself in a holistic way and neither will she be able to receive love from others or give love to others in a healthy way. A core of a woman comes alive when she is ignited by the flames of love of her Maker.

This amazing friend never ceases to surprise me with her laughter and incredible wisdom. We met at church, at Grace Life Pretoria and she has spoken into my life so much. She has given me so much prophetic word and we have connected on such incredible levels spiritually. No matter how little we see each other, every time we do, we have such deep and super fun conversations. Not only that, this amazing lady in engaged and getting married to our other brother and friend in Christ in our church, an upcoming leader (or so I think), Christiaan.

So happy to have these two people in our lives and get to be a part of theirs. Feels like we’ve known them forever although it has only been a few months. But they have been such a blessing to us and others. Just so beautiful how God has bought them together and bought us all together as a family. Amazed!!!

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Colours of Change

The Lord works in mysterious ways…and that is definitely an understatement. A little prayer can go a long way and it seems that every day is a new adventure with God. He seems to be able to do amazing things when our hearts are willing and desire those things just as much.

When our hearts line up with what He wants to do in our lives and with what He intends for us to be and we desire that…it is such an incredibly beautiful moment. When we give all the pieces of our heart to Him, not just after it has been broken but at any point and you give Him the chance to fix it and do what He needs with it, amazing things tend to happen. When we let Him do His Will in our lives and praise Him no matter the outcome and carry on serving patiently and faithfully while we wait, He really does come through for us and things we could never have imagined start happening.

I’ve seen this in my own life, but also in the lives of others. When we go to God, seeking change – firstly in ourselves and then others..giving our hearts and lives fully over into His hands.. Change comes and it seems to make a greater impact on ourselves and to those around us. When we take the time to really dwell in His Presence each day, being refreshed by Him and being faithful in prayer because we really want and desire change with all that we are – He is faithful in rewarding and bringing change. Sometimes, it isn’t seen by others, but sometimes the changes are so drastic that others cannot help but notice and delight in God’s love shining through.

It is like the ocean…those beautiful pools that come in the most indescribable blues, that can be seen from afar but are nothing compared to what they are when you see them up close.. I can remember my first experience like that. I had always seen the water from afar, and even swimming and surfing…you still are too close to shore to see the deep dark blue water that lurks beyond shark nets and the bays… I got on a boat and was taken out to sea… I couldn’t believe the change in the colours of the blue…how beautiful and mysterious. I remember having to touch the water, running my fingers through it as I leaned over the boat while it was still moving, just to see if it was real. I couldn’t believe such a drastic change could be possible and I guess that was the day I decided as a kid, anything is possible. But I can say, I loved it… it was amazing seeing something so drastic up close. That what I had known, could be changed from something beautiful to something magical and magnificent. It was still the same ocean, just a whole different colour which took my breath away.

After praying over the phone with someone, Sunday night, someone who willingly wanted to pray and really see change in his life – and wanted to see the change in himself first, before pointing his finger at others and telling them to change… These past two days, I have been able to hear and witness the changes…just in his attitude, messages and so forth. This guy, just being focused on God no matter what, focusing on being more positive and grateful – and I have had the honour of witnessing that. A guy willing to change himself first and giving that over to God, giving each aspect of his life over to God, repenting for wrongs, waking up earlier each day to seek God in prayer and each day after the praying over the phone he seems like a changed person – so drastic that it is hard not to notice.

When you come to God in truth, being honest and truly wanting change, starting with yourself, before trying to change others, God will take your hand and be close to you. He will bring change as long as you are willing and desire it with all you have. 

You’re like the ocean…

Pretty enough on the surface, 

but dive down into your depths

And you’ll find beauty most people never see.

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Transparency

Over the weekend I spoke to a friend who warned me that this guy I’m getting to know doesn’t always know what he wants and girls easily fall for him.

Now, I’m not saying that I’m falling for him. At this moment him and I are just friends. He’s a great guy but the fact of the matter remains – he doesn’t know what he wants right now. Those words spun around in my head, over and over and over again. But then I realised how, firstly, I’m not even looking for a guy or whatever my friend was implying by telling me that and secondly – that shouldn’t stop me from getting to know the guy and finding out what he’s like. Over the weekend I had felt bleek about the whole situation after what my friend had said but this morning God helped give me perspective and I wanted to kick myself.

How can I go on what other people tell me instead of hearing from him first. I think because him and my friend got in a fight about this, he might now be afraid to approach me because of things that were said and maybe he feels like it is wrong not to know what you want.

I guess what I’m trying to say is that ‘not knowing what you want’ isn’t the worst thing in the world. You shouldn’t feel threatened by that. If you use girls or date them and jump from one to the next because you don’t know what you want, to me – that’s wrong. But if you’re upfront with me and tell me you don’t know what you want but you tell me what you do know or are sure of about yourself then I’d be cool with that. I’d rather you tell me you’re struggling with certain aspects or things and tell me what you are sure about and what not than have you keep me in the dark and then we both get hurt. If you’ve told me where you’re at with things concerning our relationship (be it friendship, working, romantic etc) and the things you’re working on or trying to figure out, at least then we’re both on the same page and we can then move forward – working from there. Just be transparent with me.

People should always feel able to come share their thoughts with me and matters concerning their hearts and not be afraid about being judged or that I would be weird or angry about stuff. But if you’re afraid, then take your time, I’m a super patient person and I want to get to know you. The fact that we’re at different places in our life or facing different struggles doesn’t change anything, neither do mistakes or anything else. It isn’t going to stop me from being there or wanting to get to know you. Just tell me the truth, don’t leave me in the dark. We all have struggles and don’t always know what we want. We’re all still trying to figure stuff out no matter what it is. Just be transparent. Be real. And don’t be afraid to.

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