A Threshing

I think sometimes, after we’ve known God many years, and are seemingly mature in our faith walk, one fine day God will corner us. Sometimes in the throes of difficult circumstance, sometimes in a place of peaceful stillness… like He asked Simon Son of John, He will ask us too… and we will have to…

Bestow Privilege In An Unprivileged World

Chris Tomlin’s song, God Of This City pulled me out of a pew I was warming for too many years one fine sabbath. As I sang out the lyrics, it resonated with purpose, the purposes God intended me to pursue with all of my heart and mind. When I’m in a place of a long…

The Boxing Ring

Job. Round one. Circumstances knocked him down to the ground – life boxed him to the ground. Shattered everything secure. Calamity took away his loved ones. He stood up.  He got knocked down. Life does that. Serves us the same fist. You stand up, you get knocked down. Round two. Stand up – get knocked…

Transition

Six years ago when I stepped out of my very comfortable abode to live my own life, I was apprehensive of what the future held. The transition from sheltered to being independent has not been an easy journey for me. To learn to trust the process has not been an easy journey for me. To…

Are You Having An Identity Crisis?

A brand is an identity. Your identity. A proclamation of who you are, what you are capable of, an ethic of what you represent and reflect. Jesus is an identity. For the believing Christian, He is our identity and Who we represent. We are His ambassadors. In what we do, in how we worship, in…

Bless Those Who Curse You

God expects us to extend love and grace to those who we dislike, who have wronged us. When I ask pardon for my sins, God does not number out the many times I have failed Him in the past or say “no”, and withhold forgiveness from me. His love for me is unconditional. He forgives…

A House Divided Cannot Stand

Some of the Pharisees said, “This man is not from God, for he does not keep the Sabbath”. But others asked, “How can a sinner perform such signs?” So they were divided. John 9:16. How often are we divided about what God accomplishes through the many men and women of God of His Kingdom? We…

Be Glorified

I’ve been praying for sickness lately. Reading up on various testimonies on the same subject. I have not received an answer or any healing. I have believed in certain strategies to prayer that maybe right for some people and wrong for others but I have not received any healing. I have fasted and prayed but…

Take Heart

Don’t be like a bouy on the waves tossed to and fro but be firmly rooted in the faith we profess in Jesus Christ. In every tempest, storm and gale, Jesus is able to speak peace over it. Take heart and do not be dismayed. God is sovereign over every circumstance. God will come through…

Waiting Room

The walls are white, the fluorescent light overhead slightly hums. Goose bumps appear on her flesh as she sits quietly and waits. Waits for the answers, the solutions, the results. There is no one in that room beside her. She sits on her own listening to the hum. But her tiny hand rests in His…

Where Is God In Our Pain?

It is Holy week. In the back of my mind I have stored up a lot of reflections to mull on. From one of those reflections, I can see Jesus making His way unflinchingly towards the cross that is meant to pierce Him for our transgressions and by the stripes He received, we can claim…