Thursday, 19 January 2017

Updated Random Facts About Me

I have written two other "Random Facts About Me" posts, follow the links below if you missed them;

28 Random Facts About Me
20-something Random Facts About Me

1. I got my driver's license almost 6 years ago, but the moment I have to REVERSE the car my brain freezes.
2. The best moment of my life is when I have to third wheel the parents, their marriage is fire, they make me want to get married too.
3. I enjoy watching soccer - Yes I love soccer now, courtesy of my lil brother.
4. Take me to Netherlands!
5. I respect men that dress well.
6. I'm not very big on answering calls.
7. I would rather watch a sermon than a movie.
8. Homemade custard and cake does it for me.
9. I love baking.
10. Because people measure age by height, most people think my lil brother is older than me, And I honestly do not mind.
11. At this very moment, as much as i might want to deny it, I actually just love these two ladies - Vimbai Christabel Kunyongana and Tsitsi Sharon Madyambudzi - they currently have a big spot in my heart for many different reasons.
12. My current favourite song is "Loving the Lord and Loving each other" by the Gaither Vocal Band - I literally play it every morning before my devotion.
13. I love apples!
14. This is essential, I don't like chocolate! But i love my cakes and muffins chocolate.
15. I live my life in phases, so nothing is really constant except Jesus!
16. I need to at least be jogging 10km by December 2017 - will do a follow up post on this in December.
17. I love to keep my weight at 50kg, currently at 52kg, dropped from 55kg.
18. I personally think if you hope/wish/want/desire to be a mother one day, you need to practice the life of prayer - mothers (biological, adoptive, spiritual or step) just go through the most!
19. If you are a Young (or Old, okay lets just say Single), Seventh Day Adventist, Singing gentleman,  please know i am praying for you.
20. I don't even know what my favourite colour is anymore, so if its pretty, i like it.
21. I will be finishing my law degree this year - Yaaaaaaaaaay, job hunting! - please keep me in your prayers.
22. My favourite number is 22!

Okay, that's about it for today!

May we remember to love the Lord and love each other ❤️❤️❤️

Sunday, 15 January 2017

How Big is God?

A story is told of a young boy who asked his father the question, "How big is God?". The father knew how big God was, but had no idea how he would perfectly explain it to his young boy. 

Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe
One day, as they were driving in town, the boy saw a very tall building and asked his father if God was as big as that building, to which the father answered, "No, he is way bigger than that".

Table Mountain - Cape Town
Months later, while the family was on vacation in Cape Town, the boy saw the gigantic Table Mountain, and with great excitement, he asked his father if God was as big as that mountain. Again the father answered no. 

Then on a random sunny day, the father looked up and saw an aeroplane. With such joy in his voice, he loudly called out his son's name. The little boy came out running to his father. The father told the boy to look up and asked him what he saw. The boy replied "a tiny aeroplane". Then the father said to him "That's how big God is".

Before the boy could say anything, the father told him to get into the car and they quickly drove to the airport. They got to the airport when the plane was just landing. The father then asked the boy if the aeroplane was still tiny. To which the boy replied no, but further asked if the aeroplane was bigger than the very tall building or the enormous mountain they had seen earlier. 

With a big smile, the father explained to his son that, if God is very far from our hearts, if we don't have a relationship with Him, He will appear to us to be as tiny as did the aeroplane when it was high up in the sky. However, if He is close to us, if we have a relationship with him, God will be to us, as big as the plane was, when it landed. 

Moral of the story: Our relationship with God will determine how big God will be to us. In other words, the closer we are to God, the more we will see how great He is. 

Friday, 13 January 2017

Practicing the Presence of Christ

Background: My motto for this year is "Practicing the Presence of Christ." Basically this entails living a life as if Jesus is physically present. We all know that Jesus is watching over us in heaven and his spirit is everywhere. But because we can't see him or the Holy Spirit, we tend to be reluctant when it comes to sin. 

Analogy: The way I generally clean the house or cook or drive when my mom is there is different from when she is not around. When she is present, I tend to be more careful and extra diligent, with the hope to impress her. 

In like manner, if we live as though Jesus is physically present, we will be extra cautious with the decisions we make, the places we choose to go, the words we say, the choice of association, what we eat or drink. 

The problem is not really that we don't know what is right or wrong, but we have adapted to the notion that, "YOU CAN DO WHATEVER YOU WANT TO DO, AS LONG AS YOU DON'T GET CAUGHT." 

However, Jesus is patient with us, he won't strike us the moment we wrong him, hence because we don't face immediate punishment, we think we can get away with sin and repent later (that's if we remember to).

Moral of the story: Let us all Practice the Presence of Christ!

Happy 2017!!!!!!

It's been the longest time since I posted here but I'm glad the Lord led me back - Amen!

2016 had it's fair share of challenges, but I'm grateful for the many blessings. 

I learnt that, though life is not fair, God is always good. 

May 2017 come with abundant blessings and may the Lord remain our first choice.