I have recently been curious about the different names that God has been called. It's something I have previously over-looked because in most English translations of the bible they are lost. The amazing thing about knowing more of God's names is that they reflect aspects of his character. Previously I posted about His name ELOHIM and today… Continue reading Abba: God’s Names
In most English versions of the bible God is generally referred to as God or Lord. In the original languages there are many different names for God. Many of these names describe some of the characteristics of God. As someone that wants to know God more naturally I want to know and understand His name.… Continue reading ELOHIM: God’s Names
I love reading Psalms. I think they often show how times might have changed but the things people go through are really the same. Psalm 91 is beautiful and its about how when we choose to be with God he will be our protector. "He who dwells in the most secret place of the Most… Continue reading The Secret Place
Today I was cleaning out some of my drawers and a journal from when I was about 14 fell open. I saw a heading I had written and as you can probably guess it said, "live by faith, not feelings". First of let me just say, how incredible is it how God speaks to us.… Continue reading Live by Faith not Feelings
The God I know is good and makes promises to us. Whether it is one of the many promises that he has made to us that we learn about in the bible or if it's a specific promise he has given to only you it's important to remember that God is faithful and he will… Continue reading Waiting on the Promise
John 8:36 says. "Therefore if the Son sets you free, you shall be free indeed". I really do believe that God has set me free and wants me to live a life of freedom. This got me thinking about what it means to be free. There are many ways to define freedom such as the power… Continue reading Freedom?
I have been really blessed to have lived my entire life in beautiful South Africa, except for a few small holidays into Botswana, Zimbabwe and Namibia I have in fact never left. Because of the amazing privilege I have, on multiple occasions, come across the dung beetle. There have been times when I have stood… Continue reading Stop Carrying that Stuff Around
Recently I have caught myself a few to many times speaking without thinking. I have began to realise how much power the words we say have. Proverbs 12:18 says, "Reckless words pierce like a sword but the tongue of the wise bring healing". When we are reckless with our words, when we don't think before… Continue reading Speak life
This week I have been thinking a lot about personal testimonies. A friend of mine going through a tough situation told me that she is always so encouraged hearing other peoples testimonies and can't wait for her story to help someone else. I am so moved and encouraged by her faith and the way she… Continue reading The power of testimony
I recently watched a sermon by Steven Furtick (Steven Furtick- The thirst trap)and I would highly recommend you watch it. After watching it I decided to look at John 4:1-26 (a passage he uses). This passage tells about when Jesus met the Samaritan women at a well. John 4: 7-8 7 When a Samaritan woman came… Continue reading Thirst
I've been thinking a lot about giving recently. It's a thing that God speaks to us about multiple times in the bible but still a commandment that many of us choose to ignore. I can't count how many times I've heard people say things like, "I don't think that God actually needs my money, after… Continue reading What’s got your heart?
This week I was reading in 2 Chronicles 2-5 (and 1 Kings 5-8) about the temple of the Lord that King Solomon built. As I read about the temple what struck me first was the resources that it took to build and how extravagant and detailed it was. In 1 Corinthians 3:16 it says "don't… Continue reading Temples
Today I want to share with you one of my first attempts at bible journaling in my journaling bible. 2 Samuel 23: 9-10 speaks about Eleazar one of King Davids mighty warriors. This passage recounts how he fought the Philistines even after the rest of the Israelites retreated. "He arose and attacked the Philistines until… Continue reading What are you holding on to?