Friday, 5 June 2015

BE STILL - KARI JOBE


"Be Still"

He is here for the broken and life to the one who is undone
He is peace to the wounded and hope for the helpless one
He is here, He is here

Be still my soul, be still
Be still my soul, be still
Wait patiently upon the Lord
Be still my soul, be still

When the waves rise against me and the wind tries to draw me away
I will stand on the mountain, safe in Your arms I will sing I will sing

Be still my soul, be still
Be still my soul, be still
Wait patiently upon the Lord
Be still my soul, be still

Be still I know He is God
He is here, He is here
Be still I know He is God
He is here, He is here

So be still my soul, be still
Be still my soul, be still
Wait patiently upon the Lord
Be still my soul, be still
Wait patiently upon the Lord

Be still my soul, be still

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Six Rules on How to Be Successful - Arnold Schwarzenegger

I was very inspired the other day when I watched this Arnold Schwarzenegger clip 'Six Rules on How to Be Successful'. I hope you will be inspired as well.



1. Trust yourself
2. Break some rules
3. Don't be afraid to fail
4. Ignore the naysayers
5. Work very hard
6. Give something back




Saturday, 18 April 2015

I See Heaven...! by Bryan & Katie Torwalt



Today I received unpleasant news that should have brought my spirit down; but I thank God that in the midst of it all, he is in control. Sometimes we don't understand why evil arrows are thrown at us even after we have worked tirelessly to give the world love. My heart was reminded that 'heaven is all around me'. I hope this song will minister to you as well.


I see heaven invading this place
I see angels praising your holy name
I sing praises, I sing praises
I give you honor worthy Jesus

I see Glory falling in this place
I see hope restored, the healing of all disease

I sing praises, I sing praises
I give you honor worthy Jesus

we give you praise and all of the honor
you are our God, the one we live for
we give you praise and all of the Glory God

we give you praise and all of the honor
you are our God, the one we live for
we give you praise and all of the Glory

I see Glory falling in this place
I see hope restored, the healing of all disease

I sing praises, I sing praises
I give you honor worthy Jesus

we give you praise and all of the honor
you are our God, the one we live for
we give you praise and all of the Glory God

we give you praise and all of the honor
you are our God, the one we live for
we give you praise and all of the Glory

All of the glory
All of the glory, Jesus

Let your Presence fill this place
let heaven come

Let your angels be released
let heaven come

We will worship at your feet
let heaven come

Face to face we want to meet
let heaven come

we give you praise and all of the honor
you are our God, the one we live for
we give you praise and all of the Glory God

we give you praise and all of the honor
you are our God, the one we live for
we give you praise and all of the Glory

All of the glory
All of the glory
All of the glory
All of the glory

All of the glory
All of the glory
All of the glory
All of the glory

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Whitney Houston's Courage..!

Today I was browsing through YouTube, mainly for Whitney Houston's videos. When I came across 'I look to you', she just spoke to my heart.

You see many people have negative views concerning Whitney Houston mainly with regards to her drug addiction. But when I watched many of her live performances of gospel songs I could not shake the thought that 'this woman really loved the lord'. She sang with passion and I could feel her cry for help. Clive Davis in one of his interviews said when he decided to release the last album for Whitney, he asked her what she wanted to sing about; without hesitation Whitney said "my faith is very important to me and that's what I want to sing about".  It's such a shame that people who call themselves Christians are the ones who condemned her the most.

I believe we can all learn something of value from Whitney's existence on this earth; NO MATTER HOW CRAZY AND HOPELESS YOUR LIFE IS, DON'T STOP REACHING OUT TO GOD FOR HELP. You might be in the gutter right now and covered in dirt and sin, but if you continue to cry out to God for help he will surely pull you out and set your feet on dry ground.

It is very sad that Whitney's life ended tragically; but even those people the world considers to be hopeless can serve Gods purpose for mankind. Therefore let us support each other as we walk with Christ every day; tomorrow it might be us desperately needing HELP.


Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Entering the Unknown Zone

As we enter the doors of 2015 we might be excited but at the same time afraid of what we will encounter when we get there. It is scary, mainly when you are expecting to reach certain goals you have set but you have no clue where to begin or when to take the initial step.

Sometimes God will be silent when you are so desperate for him to say something. I believe this is the time our faith and trust are tried the most and proven. If you are in your darkest place and you don’t know what to do or how to pray anymore after exhausting every method known to you, you just have to stand still and see what God can do. Simply follow his lead.

You see, sometimes we think we have got it all figured out but in actual sense we have no idea what is going on. God works the most on your behalf when everything is falling apart. Just wait until God is finished with you; then you will REALLY know how BIG your God is.

Just stand still and watch!

Happy New Year to you all!

Monday, 29 September 2014

Let Jesus take the Wheel

Sometimes life throws hardships that we never thought we would encounter let alone have the courage to face them and fight. We are left beaten, bruised and on the ground; life tastes bitter at this point and we feel helpless and don't know what to do (literally). 

What I have learnt out of experience is that it's best when we hide behind the back of Jesus and let him take our burdens. No amount of tears will change the situation you are in, but will just add misery. As we are allowed to feel hurt and cry; it is best we do it while praying and praising. There is power in the name of Jesus and he will listen to the smallest prayer you will ever pray; give him a chance today.


Stay blessed. Xx


Thursday, 17 April 2014

LEAD ME TO THE CROSS - Hillsong United



LEAD ME TO THE CROSS - Hillsong United

Savior I come
Quiet my soul remember
Redemptions hill
Where Your blood was spilled
For my ransom
Everything I once held dear
I count it all as lost

Lead me to the cross
Where Your love poured out
Bring me to my knees
Lord I lay me down
Rid me of myself
I belong to You
Lead me, lead me to the cross

You were as I
Tempted and trialed
You are
Te word became flesh
Bore my sin and death
Now you're risen

To your heart
To your heart
Lead me to your heart
Lead me to your heart

Sunday, 27 October 2013

The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth - John C Maxwell


Dear friends, this insightful book by John Maxwell explains principles that ought to be attained in order to grow in every area. Here are highlights of the book; I hope you will be blessed.

1 - The law of intentionality - personal growth is intentional; you have to grow on purpose, not by accident. The more we spend time with God, the more we are changed and grow spiritually. All the other laws below will not work without the law of intentionality.

2 - The law of awareness - you must know yourself in order to be able to grow. You must know what your strengths and your gifts are in order to build upon them. Similarly, be aware of your passion and gift and strive to grow your strengths. Be disciplined and have right attitude.

3 - The law of the mirror - you must see value in yourself to add value to yourself. You have to think well of yourself to do well in life. That's why it is so important that you find your strengths.

4 - The law of reflection - Learning to pause and reflect allows growth to catch up with you. Reflection turns experience into insights. Evaluate your experience and grow out of your experience.

5 - The law of consistency - motivation gets you going, but it is discipline that keeps you growing. John defines discipline as the bridge between where you are and where you want to be.

6 - The law of environment – John said that in five years, you will be the product of the people you are associated with and the books you read. John's definition for "providing a positive environment" is being around somebody that lifts you rather than being with somebody who sucks life out of you.

7 - The law of design - John
emphasised the importance of "strategic growth", which he defined as growth in your area of strengths and giftedness.

8 - The law of pain - good management of bad experiences leads to great growth. Bad experiences happen to all of us; it always depends what we learn and make out of them. "Some days you win, and some days you learn..."

9 - The law of the ladder - character growth determines the height of your personal growth. You need a solid foundation to build something great. This foundation is your character.

10 - The law of the rubber band - growth stops when you lose the tension between where you are and where you could be. Your desire to grow is the tension of your rubber band.

11 - The law of trade-offs - you have to give up in order to go up. Growth is a continuous series of trade-offs. The higher you grow in life the bigger your give-ups.

12 - The law of curiosity - growth is stimulated by asking why. Only when you ask questions, you will learn something. So be aware: if you give answers, you learn nothing. Only if you ask questions, you learn something.

13 - The law of modeling - it is hard to improve when you have no one than yourself to follow. People do what people see. Therefore, it is important to have role models around you.

14 - The law of expansion - growth always increases your capacity. People who are growing are excited about what they are learning and where they are going. People differ in their natural abilities but it is continued effort that makes abilities blossom.
 
15 The law of contribution - developing yourself enables you to develop others. John recommended that just when you learn something, then you should do the teaching. That's when you have passion.

Thursday, 1 August 2013

You are for Me....by.. Kari Jobe

Dear friends. Please listen to the song below by Kari Jobe. God will never leave us in our weaknesses. I was so encouraged today and hope you will be blessed by this lovely piece.
 
 
You Are For Me lyrics by Kari Jobe
So faithful
So constant
So loving and so true
So powerful in all You do
You fill me
You see me
You know my every move
You love for me to sing to You
I know that You are for me
I know that You are for me
I know that You will never
Forsake me in my weakness
And I know that You have come down
Even if to write upon my heart
To remind me who You are
So patient
So gracious
So merciful and true
So wonderful in all You do
You fill me
You see me
You know my every move
And You love for me to sing to You
And Lord, I know that You are for me
I know that You are for me
I know that You will never
Forsake me in my weakness
And I know that You have come down
Even if to write upon my heart
To remind me
I know that You are for me
I know that You are for me
I know that You will never
Forsake me in my weakness
And I know that You have come down
Even if to write upon my heart
To remind me who You are
You remind me
I know that You are for me
I know that You are for me
I know that You will never
Forsake me in my weakness
And I know that You have come down
Even if to write upon my heart
To remind me who You are

Thursday, 27 June 2013

A Heart Full of Compassion changes the World...!!!!


Today I woke up with an urge to write about compassion. You know there is a difference between being compassionate and being emotional. When we sit and watch other people suffering, then become sad about it but don’t take any action, we are just emotional. On the other hand, when we refuse to just watch but to cross over the road to assist, like that Good Samaritan, then we have compassion. In this case we have a strong desire to alleviate the suffering.

It is pointless for us to be filled with emotions if we cannot make a difference in other people’s lives. We sit and think there is nothing we can do to change the world because ‘it is just the little me'. However, I believe that if we add a thousand little things done by a thousand little people then together we are changing the world.

1 John 4:21-22 highlights that loving God includes loving people. Therefore if we see people suffering and we don't act when we are capable of helping, how can we say that we love God?
Please remember that when you bless others God will make other people bless you. As it is said, 'to whom much is given much is required'. Thus, if you are blessed then you are expected to share with people in need. This is not mandatory however, but let’s bear in mind that we will only harvest what we sowed. 2 Corinthians 9:10 clearly states that “God is the one who gives seed to those who plant; he will produce a great harvest from your goodness”.
If only every one of us according to our capability help someone, even once in a year, this world would be a better place. It is not that you think you are superior to the destitute but you are just serving Christ and allowing God to use you in order to touch them. Remember that a heart of compassion and servantship produces Christ in others. This on its own will change the world…!!!!
Stay blessed...xxx