Monthly Archives June 2013

Comfort brings vulnerability

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Vulnerability

But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway. 1 Cor. 9:27

As we grow in our faith, (when we are growing and taking steps to a greater height with God), we must all be careful of pitfalls and our comfort. Our period of comfort is our period of greatest vulnerability, reason we are encouraged by Paul to continue to examine ourselves and keep ourselves under subjection, lest we lose the promise. Let’s look at Queen Vashti, she was the wife of king Ahasuerus and had become so comfortable with her exalted position and the banquet she was giving for women in the royal palace that she defied the king and his command and within hours was dethroned and replaced.(Esther 1:10-22)

We are most vulnerable ...

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Stand Up!!!

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crying

Once when they had finished eating and drinking in Shiloh, Hannah stood up… in bitterness of soul, Hannah wept much and prayed to the Lord (1 Sam. 1:9-10)

When I study the life of Hannah, I see how God did something new in her life, moved her from depressed, despondent and downcast to remarkable and from least likely to be a mum to a most mighty mum. She was the mother of one of Israel’s most remarkable prophets. It’s a story about breakthrough, new life, deliverance. It’s about intercession, obedience, about the privilege of being used by God in his plans and purposes. It’s about how God intervened in an ordinary woman’s life. I consider it to be very exciting!

We all know the story of Hannah, Elkanah had two wives: Peninnah who had children and Hannah who had none...

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Hearing vs. Listening

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Hearing vs Listening

I love children and have been privileged over the years to watch my young cousins grow from young 6 and 7 year olds to teenagers’ right under my nose.  Not only have they become teenagers, they have grown to just become my little friends who happen to call me ‘auntie’. They check me and trust me; they know a lot more than they let on so we have wide and varied conversations on everything which I thoroughly enjoy. Well, today’s post is inspired by them. Love you girls.

Recently, they had been complaining to me that I tend not to listen when they are speaking with me. Not one, not two, but all three of them at different times had subtly and expressly complained about me not listening and I admit that I am guilty...

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Don’t Forget to Remember

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don't forget to remember

Don’t forget to remember…Those are the beginning lines of a song that so aptly encapsulates my thoughts for today.

A few days ago, it was a friend’s birthday and in the build up to her birthday, I had noticed her progressively move from excitement about the day to some moodiness and next thing, she was semi depressed. As I spoke to her, she tried to cloud it but I just discerned and there and then I just remembered walking down a path like that before. Somehow, it just felt spooky to see her exactly replicating my own journey and there and then I realized how true it was, everything that happens to us in our lives is not just for our own benefits. Truly, it is mostly for someone else to look, see and learn.

Truth is we need to be people with a memory...

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