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Don’t lose your confidence, wait for the Lord

Psalm 27: 13 has always been one of my favourite scriptures. My go-to scripture, when times were tough, when I needed the affirmation that things will change, that God would ultimately come through regardless of my circumstances. But lately, I’ve been going through the motions; somehow that scripture didn’t ring true anymore. I couldn’t understand. I was doing all the […]

The promise comes by faith

If somebody told me ten years ago that I would be where I am today, I would say they completely lost their mind. I was at a very low point in my life with absolutely no hope of the future I once dreamed of. I had the tertiary qualifications but no hope of ever building a decent career in South […]

Honour God with what you don’t yet have

1 Samuel 1 tells the story of Hannah’s inability to conceive and how she suffered for years under the mockery of Peninnah, her husband’s second wife. Whenever they would go to the house of the Lord to sacrifice, Peninnah would mock Hannah until she wept bitterly. But one day Hannah prayed and “made a vow, saying, “Lord Almighty, if you will […]

Distraction delays your destiny

There was a time in my life when I became very consumed with taking care of my family. Stressing about cooking nice food, keeping the house spotless, making sure the washing was done on time and doing things that would allow them to live a comfortable life. I ended up feeling depleted and stressed. I would spend hours cooking, only […]

Keep your part of the covenant

The house of God is a sacred place. It is a place of worship, where believers meet to give honour and glory to God. It is a place where his glory dwells and is made manifest through acts of worship by his children. Most importantly, it is a platform for the teaching of the Word of God, where faith is built […]

Without God we fall apart

My mom has always played a very significant role in my life. As a single mother she raised us under very difficult circumstances. She would have a full-time job and two other part-time jobs selling make-up and crockery; always juggling several balls at once to provide for us and to make sure that we receive only the best. And […]

When God is your only cheerleader

Growing up, I can’t remember having any cheerleaders. I think that explains the reason why I gave up as soon as things started to become too difficult. But as an adult, it’s not that simple; there’s too much at stake. You can’t just give up, you have the responsibility of finishing. There are people dependent on you […]

He is able

Our God is a miracle-working God. In the Old Testament He performed his miracles through people like Moses and Gideon, in the New Testament, through Jesus and His disciples. The miracle-working God of the Old and New Testament, is still on the throne today. I don’t care what you’re going through right now. I’m here to tell […]

Adopt an attitude worthy of promotion

When Naomi lost her husband and sons, she decided to go back to her home country. She told her daughters in law, Ruth and Orpah, to leave and return to their mother’s home. Both of them were sad because they loved Naomi very much, but it was Ruth who decided to cling unto Naomi and followed her […]

His purpose is greater than your pain

The bible says that on the night of Jesus’ arrest he became deeply distressed and troubled and he said to his disciples: “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death.” (Mark 13:34) Scripture also tells us that Jesus fell face down to the ground and prayed, asking God to take the cup […]