Be Like a Cow

I heard a very descriptive phrase the other day that really made an impression on me.  It was that we are to be like a cow eating grass, in the way we read the Bible.  Not just to graze on it selectively, a bit here and there, but to chew on an area for ages,…

Breaking the Circle of Abuse

In all relationships, both in friendships and in marriage, we usually treat the other person the way they treat us, either good or bad. Unless of course, we have become so spiritually mature that we are able to treat others the way we are meant to, despite how badly they treat us! Sometimes when we…

Peace to Hear

I learnt a very important lesson recently from God and that is that you cannot hear His Holy Spirit speak and guide you if your heart is not at peace. How He taught me this was in the most disturbing manner! I had had a very difficult week dealing with offenses and my heart was…

God Connections for Our Destiny

Last night I attended a South African Book Launching party for author Mary Strick, in the little town of West Kilbride on the West Coast of Scotland, and being South African AND a hopeful author one day, I was very keen to go. I had heard about it via word of mouth and the couple…

Going After the Prodigals

I recently watched a sermon on one of the Christian TV channels by one of my favourite Preachers, Joel Osteen. He was speaking on how important it is to bring in the prodigals. By that he meant all those Christians who had lost their faith, fallen by the way side, back-slidden and had stopped coming…

Never too Busy…

In today’s crazy schedules of life, we often battle to balance things and this can so easily end up in our priorities getting all mixed up! God highlighted this lesson to me after my excuses for everything seemed to be Sorry but I ve been too busy . You name it – I was too…

From Desperation to Acceptance

Often times in our lives we only learn things in retrospect. That s how it was with this lesson and one I constantly need to remember to apply. It has to do with God wanting us to accept things HIS way. Every time in my life when I was desperate about something, nothing would happen….

The Truth about Sorry

I learnt this lesson though a rather painful family fall-out. I won t go into all the details, except to say that I regret having taken so long to learn it. The sad truth about restoring any relationship is that both parties have to participate! We cannot change how another person feels except to pray…

A Lesson in Patience

My greatest lesson in patience was orchestrated by God using a simple thing like my trainers (or if you’re from South Africa, tekkies and for other countries jogging shoes). For many years I had a favourite pair that were pink and white and had a zip in the front instead of laces. They were so…

Having an Elastic Faith

I’ve always liked to imagine that when we get born again, an elastic band is placed around ourselves and God so that no matter how far we stretch ourselves away from Him and backslide, we will always bounce right back to Him in the end. By that I mean we can only stretch ourselves so…