Song of Thankful Heart “When upon life’s billows you are tempest-tossed, When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost, Count your many blessings, name them one by one, And it will surprise you what the Lord has done. When you look at others with their lands and gold, Think that Christ has promised you His wealth untold; Count your many blessings—money cannot buy Your reward in heaven, nor your home on high.” – Johnson Oatman (1897) It is so easy for my eyes to look at my neighbor’s green pastures, and wish for their blessing. We tend to not have
There are days when I battle with my indecisiveness. Some days you will find me in the store holding two items that have caught my eye, and a big question “which one do I choose out of these two now?”. I can almost hear my husband repeat every single time “Please pick the one thing that you like the most.” As a Christian, we cannot serve both God and man. We should learn to choose what we want in Christ for the rest of our Christian life. There is absolute contentment, healing, and anointing in choosing to seek God over
Choices. choices. choices. There is so much to choose from on this earth both good or bad, desire or need, lust or love, take life or give life, steal or donate. Everyone has the freewill to choose and know the consequences of the choices each have made. We can even choose what kind of attitude we can have each day, or the friendships we must continue to have, and the qualities we must choose to embody as a Christian on this earth. The choices we choose to make are vital for our personal growth and for the generations after us.
A recent sneaky behavior from an acquaintance has left me on a rather sad note. It was a group gathering, and I had left my toddlers under someone’s watch while I turned my back to look for something. After I returned, I noticed this person suddenly trying to hide their phone from me. Since I was standing right besides, I noticed it was my children’s picture that was taken behind my back. Thoughts raced through my mind as to why would this person wanted to hide them from me, or why not share the pictures with me since they are
Stench to scent I remember going to the fish market as a little girl along with my parents in one of my prettiest dress. It was located near the Arabian Sea and the stench of fishes were unbearable after a minute of standing in the market. A pretty attire had no place to be in an area filled with dead stinky fishes. I still recall the smell coming from the fisherwomen selling the fishes, and it was completely different from the scent of Versace or Burberry. Today, I wonder how is it that my Lord was not ashamed to walk besides
I loved sneaking up behind my uncle and imitating his walk when I was a little girl. Both his hands along with his shoulders would swing and rotate in slow motion as his body moved all the way to the right and then all the way to the left. It was as if he was breaking into a slow dance and I giggled every time he turned around wondering what I am trying to do behind him. Last week, I wrote a very special prayer for every parent <- Click here I pray you will most certainly read it aloud
Christian and Satan: Last week, I wrote about the 4 D’s Devil uses against a christian who is not vigilant . Today we are going to focus on 7 strategies that every vigilant Christian must use against Satan. The leopard knew where the baboons rested with their little ones, and stealthily watched them through the day. It used strategies to capture the weakest link and was an expert in climbing the tree as well. Satan wants to instill fear in every Christian that he is stronger than God the Father. Dear friend that is an absolute lie for Jesus defeated Satan at the
What happens when not vigilant : Recently, I watched a documentary on a leopard and the hunting tactics it used against a family of baboons. The leopard is known to be the fastest animal, nocturnal, and hunts solitary in the night. The baboons are always together in a group with their young ones, have poor eyesight in the dark and prefer to rest on top of the tree. Whenever the leopard tried to come near the baboons during the daytime, the latter would chase after the leopard together. So, after the baboons retired for the night on top of the tree
Have you had a deep, and personal relationship with God? A relationship that came about because of your desperate need for Him in your life through your personal tragedies, and realized God’s genuine and agape love for you above all? A personal encounter with Jesus Christ leads to a strengthened and intimate relationship with Him. My Encounter with Christ I grew up right next to the Church since my dad was a pastor where I could step out from my mom’s kitchen door right to the backside of the Assembly building. I attended every Sister’s Meeting, Bible Study, Worship, Sunday
One of my favorite classroom memories as a teenager was when my Math teacher would ask me to help erase the black board. The board/slate would look clean once again ready for the next lesson to be taught. Have you wished for a DO OVER in life? A CLEAN SLATE? I know I have often wished that all the nightmares, bad experiences ,and especially my poor choices were erasable like a slate so that I could start all over again.