I was so fixed on perfection, masked as Christ-likeness, that this life only brought me disappointment. I was expecting life to be perfect, forgetting that we live in a fallen world.
There are many ways that we remember. We take photos, we buy souvenirs, we journal. Songs and movies bring back memories, even certain foods can have memories attached to them
What if part of our everyday worship to God is us making time to do what we love? Can we meet with God in our hobbies?
Fasting is a feast. Fasting is all about eating! It is about ingesting the Word of God, the beauty of God, the presence of God, the blessings of God. Why should we fast and what is the correct way of fasting?What are the benefits of fasting?
Change can be exciting and terrifying at the same time. It can feel like being on a runaway train. You can see it happening but you cannot stop or jump off it. When the Lord is in it, the destination is gorgeous. But what are you supposed to do in the hard and messy stage of change?
Anxiety can begin with the two simple words ‘what if’, and can send you tumbling down a spiral of irrational thoughts, making you feel like everything is out of control. Grounding helps by bringing you back to the reality that things are under control.
When going on an outreach your focus is often on the positive impact it will have on the people you are going to serve and rarely on what it can do for you. But as you reflect on it, you realise that the experience has done something to you that makes you look at life through different glasses. Glasses that add value and worth, not only to those whom you are serving, but also to your own life.
Taking God’s Kingdom to hearts homes and beyond, has been known to transform the very person’s own heart and life forever!
In tough times, the temptation can be to get anxious and live with extra caution, but what we should do is become even more generous, knowing that God will not only provide for our needs, but also the seed He is asking us to sow.