Master, Master, hear my cry,
For only that will satisfy,
The desire of your servant to know,
What is it that she must sow?
Master, Master, I’m still a child,
In silly things such as being mild,
For whenever fear lingers near,
I’m ready with armour and spear.Continue Reading
Being a parent is by no means an easy task. The key to raising a child who is an all rounder is to establish a solid support system at home so that the child grows up satisfied with his/her achievements. I find this idea extremely challenging.
When I started my parenting journey, I questioned if this was all a big mistake. However, I slowly began to realise that I was seeing it from a different angle. The God I know doesn’t make mistakes. Since God blessed me with children, he would have also given me everything I needed to bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.Continue Reading
A holiday in Australia on a beautiful island might just be a paradise. For us it was indeed one until a fateful night, when my daughter fell from the couch and broke her hand. We had just returned our rental vehicle for two days and wanted to enjoy the remaining 5 days in this isolated wonderland. Stranded without transport, my husband ran to the only old neighbours’ next door that we recently met.
With worry and concern they rushed over and immediately called emergency services who told them to get Rebecca to the nearest health centre, the nearest being 40 kilometres away. Without hesitation they offered us the use of their car. Being on a pace maker & having taken an evening drink the husband couldn’t drive. But they accompanied us & showed us the way to the health centre all the while praying and offering us words of support.Continue Reading
We may not be satisfied with the fruit we are bearing but many of us would come up with excuses as to why we can’t be more fruitful, why we don’t have enough time and how our weaknesses keep getting in the way. While God understands our frailty, He is fully aware that we are not limited by it. Instead He shows us our way of holiness.
It may seem difficult, even impossible, to live a Holy life but the truth is:
“For mortals it is impossible, but for God all things are possible.” (Matthew 19: 25-26 )
Jesus promised us the Holy Spirit and said that it is good that He goes so that the Spirit would come and dwell within man (John 16:7). Jesus wants us to have the Holy Spirit within us, rather than just know about Him, or for Him to act without our involvement. Whether we have had a physical “experience” of the Holy Spirit or not, if we have been baptized, God has already poured His Spirit into us and He will not abandon us. When the Spirit dwells in us, He gives us the “pledge” or “first fruits” of our inheritance: the very life of the Holy Trinity, which is to love as “God [has] loved us. This love is the source of the new life in Christ, made possible because we have received “power” from the Holy Spirit . Because we are God’s children, by the power of the Spirit, we can bear much fruit (the fruits of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control ).Continue Reading