Be a Light

 

Let Your Light ShineWe can all agree that the world is a dark place right now. You just need to read the headlines, actually, you can just talk to someone and some bad news is bound to come up.

Every day the world is getting darker.

We, as Christians, are lights. We shine for Jesus. We shine because of what He did for us, we reflect God’s love and light.
As the world gets darker, the more our light shines, the more we will stand out in the world.

We will be noticed!

The more we shine; the more people will see that we are different. We will be less and less liked and accepted by the world.
This is scary and will not be easy.

But God calls us to step out, to shine brightly. He calls us to be lights that show people who God is.
Our light must attract the attention of those living in darkness. Our light must show the hope that God’s grace gives.

God promises to be with us, to give us courage to shine in this dark world!

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.” 2 Timothy 1:7

“Be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

Masterpiece

 

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Don’t try and fix your life, straighten your schedule or solve life’s problems. Just come to God as you are. He will take you with all your faults and create something amazing.

Don’t wait until life is perfect, You will be waiting forever.

Go to God as you are, He is waiting to start working on you. He is the master, Let Him turn you into the masterpiece you were meant to be.

Slipper Day

11 May 2018 is slipper day!

Buy a R10 wristband from Pick n Pay, Wimpy or any Reach For A Dream branch, and wear your slippers out the house! This is such a cool idea! All money raised will go towards Reach For A Dream, They support children who are diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses.

Visit reach https://reachforadream.org.za/campaigns/slippers-day

Grab your slippers and prepare for a very comfy day!

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Pride Gets In The Way

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I never realise just how proud I was or how pride can get in the way of growth.

Recently, I have been going through a tough time and have had so many unanswered questions. But I was too proud to go talk to someone.

I finally, when reaching breaking point, went to speak to one of the pastors from my church. I can’t begin to tell you how free I feel, so many of my questions have finally been answered. Why didn’t I just ask them when I first had them? Why do we wait so long before we seek help?

It would have saved me so much time that was wasted on doubts and restless nights.

It takes a strong person to humble themselves and ask for help. Put down your pride and pick up a humble spirit.

Being humble is an ongoing fight for me, every day I ask God to break my pride and create humility in me. God is faithful, He never lets my pride pull me away from Him.

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!

I hope today is filled with family, food and fun! While you enjoy today, don’t forget why we celebrate today. Jesus is ALIVE!!! He defeated death! Take some time to be thankful.

I wish you all a blessed Easter!

SPAR Women’s Challenge

What an awesome way to spend your Sunday morning, walking for a good cause!

This morning we did the 10km SPAR Women’s Walk. It was loads of fun!

What we walked for: Operation Smile. The funds go towards surgery for kids born with cleft lip or palate syndrome.

 

My Latest Life Update

Woah! Its been awhile since I posted anything… So I have been working hard and studying harder. I am busy with a nutrition course now. Its OK, not so fun. I am learning how unhealthy I am 😦

haha I am working my way through it, I don’t think I will make a profession out of it but I hope to learn lot and maybe, by the time I am done, I will be living a healthier life style…what do you think? 🙂

RUN to WIN!

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RUN.

How are you getting through life? Trudging on, dragging your feet?

Or head up, and RUNNING toward God and His will?

RUN! Put all your time and energy in to becoming closer with Christ!

RUN to WIN!

 

Don’t you realise that in a RACE everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So RUN to WIN!

1 Corinthians 9:24

 

I press on to reach the end of the RACE and receive the heavenly PRIZE for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.

Philippians 3:14

Summer Vibes!

Summer is here! How do I know? Just step outside and feel the heat,  you will be certain that it is indeed summer!

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Five reasons why summer is AWESOME:Ian Dooley on Unsplash

 

  1. It’s Warm! Beach weather every day!
  2. You can where open shoes like sandals, or just go barefoot
  3. Days are longer, more time to have fun!
  4. Ice Cream!
  5. It makes you appreciate shade 🙂

 

 

Five reasons why summer ISN’T so AWESOME:

  1. SUNBURN! It isn’t summer without me getting so badly burnt that I look like a tomato…until I start to peel 😦
  2. The heat, you can’t escape it, makes you wish that it was winter again
  3. Road rage (no one has patience when the temps hit the roof)
  4. Everything melts (chocs, ice cream, ice)
  5. Mozies! They are everywhere, always biting, day and night.

 

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What is your summer like? What is your favourite way to spend your summer?

 

One Wish

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If God gave you one wish, what would you wish for?

·         Solomon – Wisdom (1 Kings 3:9)

·         The disciples – Place of honour in heaven (Mark 10:37)

·         Bartimaeus (blind beggar) – To see (Mark 10:51)

·         Samson – To get his strength back (Judges 16:28)

·         Gideon – Proof (Judges 6:36)

·         Jesus – For God to forgive the soldiers that crucified Him (Luke 23:34)

Each request revels what was in their hearts, what they truly wanted.

What do you want more that anything?

De-stress That Life!

Philippians 4:6-7

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.

 

Don’t worry” – this is one of the hardest thing anyone could ask of me. I am a huge worry wart. Even the smallest of things can trigger off my anxiety.

Pray” – Seems so simple doesn’t it? Then why is it our last resort? After we have made things worse by trying to fix them ourselves.

Prayer opens our hearts. None of us want anyone to see what is really in our hearts, so we lock them up, we don’t allow God inside. By doing this we are locking the fear, pain and worry inside. Open your hearts to God’s love, let Him in!

Thank God” – Thanking God helps us to see all that He has given us. We must remember all the times in our lives that He has been there for us.

Ask” – When we ask for something, we are saying that we need help, that we can’t do it on our own. I find it rather hard to admit that I am not superhuman. When we ask God to help us, we start to depend on Him and we learn so much about His strength and His faithfulness.

Peace” – We are all human so we all have worries and stress. Take them to God and talk them through with Him. Give them to Him and trust Him. It will feel like the world has been lifted from your shoulders. Yes, the problems will still be there, but you are not alone. God is on your side.

 

This is what I will be working on, to become less stressful, to trust God more, and to seek Him first!

Hopefully my life will be stress-free by 2019! 😀

Year’s End

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It’s the end of 2017!!! Congratulations for making it this far!

This year has been a real journey for me. Filled with many ups and downs.

 

Highlights:

  • I was baptised
  • I turned 21
  • I got a lemon tree
  • I cut my hair off
  • I have become more confident
  • I have learnt so many life lessons
  • I met awesome people!

 

One of the biggest changes that happened this year was my heart and my attitude toward God and His Word. I discovered that if you soften and open your heart up to Him you learn so much about yourself and about Him. It has become such a joy to read His word and to just spend time talking to Him. He has just become so much more real to me.

I am so excited to see what awesome adventures He has planned for me!

I hope all of you have a terrific new year! May God fill your year with love and laughter!

Be open to His love and you will discover amazing new life-changing things!