More than this

It’s interesting how one may experience a paradigm shift- even after they believe they may have reached the ultimate realization of recognizable status. They have matured to the point of where identity of self has been achieved, and contentment received in it’s highest form. Knowing who one belongs to, those important to them as the ones to uplift highly, for where to place efforts, life, love, and ambition. Those have been locked down. Heightened desire is known and defined so precisely, that there does not really seem to be room for any change, because comfort and knowing is set.


It’s interesting when you delve into the Word. More and more, your desire to devour the living Word and discuss it with those around you seems to arise. Stirring hungrily within yourself as you find questions and curiosities- wanting to ask it to those close to you, also hoping to stir curiosity and excitement in them. For what greater joy is there then to get to the root of our Father. What He stands for, what His will is for us, and why we are to live out a purpose that aligns with His.

It’s been pretty mind-blowing the types of  intentional conversations I have had over the past month. I guess this is God’s grace at it’s finest. Speaking volumes when I thought there could not have been more that could have been filled.  His coincidence and timing will always remain perfect.


Maybe it’s just the beauty of Him. He has managed to show me how He continually provides; He listens to the smallest of cries and words. When you feel you cannot express it in words, He leans even closer and hears what your heart beats for. Thank-you God that we can willingly place our hearts up for circumcision, and allow you to become that which flows through the cracks and mends even the deepest of scars. You hold us in the palm of your hands and allow us to be loved, even when we feel undeserving or cannot comprehend your love that is never-ending, reckless, and all-consuming.


I manage to stumble upon the randomest of books. Being an individual that hadn’t ever really read books in their entirety, except for maybe Ruth- and that was moreso because of it’s length and relational perspective of a woman that yearns for God’s heart: Ecclesiastes and 1 John jumped at me out of nowhere. But the words, they leave deep impressions upon me and push me to question why do we decide to pursue God? His promises to us of a life eternal, with Him by our side. 1 John 3:19-24

19 This is how we know that we belong to the truth and how we set our hearts at rest in his presence: 20 If our hearts condemn us, we know that God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything. 21 Dear friends, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God 22 and receive from him anything we ask,because we keep his commands and do what pleases him. 23 And this is his command: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as he commanded us. 24 The one who keeps God’s commands lives in him, and he in them. And this is how we know that he lives in us: We know it by the Spirit he gave us.

Thank-you for the efforts and time you place, through which you overflow into each of our hearts. Thank-you for your heart in wanting to seek Him first, and to support those whom also yearn to grow closer. Your support and love for Him comes first and foremost in most of the decisions you make- I believe. How maturity can come by placing His desires first, and then from His commands flows all of your choices. I hope that as you go through life, you continually place Him at the core of your life. For I believe that ultimate love and unconditional blessings will place themselves in your path to be touched and discovered, with His and your love. Though the times may become tougher to endure, for certain- you will overcome them and become someone even more humble and gentle. Knowing failures and disappointments, in highlighting the times of success and happiness with those around you in even higher sentiments. Your prayers and words, will always remain  as a testimony to the power of God, in strengthening and bestowing wisdom in those whom seek Him earnestly. Let God become the core and continue to alter your centre into a God-shaped vacuum. Fill the void, that each and every one of us experiences- with Him, His vision, His principles, His love for us • with His love for everyone else.

You’re the reason I sing
The reason I sing
Yes my heart will sing
How I love You
And forever I’ll sing
Forever I’ll sing
Yes my heart will sing
How I love You

But if I say, “I will not mention his word
    or speak anymore in his name,”
his word is in my heart like a fire,
    a fire shut up in my bones.
I am weary of holding it in;
    indeed, I cannot.

Sometimes, I think deeply on those whom have come across my path. Entwining my steps with theirs, sharing of their lives and moments. Listening to the stories of fellow friends and family in Christ in terms of what missional initiatives they have been on- to stories of preparing for the journey and experiencing God’s perfect missional timing. It is wonderful how His kingdom is being furthered in so many different ways.

Love. Wisdom. We yearn for you Let us become closer to you. But support those around us- so we not only grow closer to you, but strengthen the binding of every other sister and brother out there. Meant to be more. For You.

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A beautiful sculpture. So much more than support do you give to us. Can we do this for others, and more?
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Emerge 2018

Elevation Worship – Do it Again

Your promise still stands
Great is Your faithfulness, faithfulness
I’m still in Your hands
This is my confidence, You never failed me yet

I’ve seen You move, come move the mountains
And I believe, I’ll see You do it again
You made a way, where there was no way
And I believe, I’ll see You do it again

 

 

This weekend was a spectacular surprise. It was my first time attending our University Christian Ministry’s retreat. The sheer number of undergraduates gathered under one roof was pretty impressive. Seeing students of all ages, ethnicities, disciplines – showed me how God’s love has been able to grow in a faith that genuinely encompasses any son or daughter encountered.

There was an identity issue. We discussed topics on labels given to us, which internalize and take hold of us as we go about our lives. Maybe we wish we could throw down those labels and walk away – without a label, without a history. God (as always), loves us so much. He gave us this blessing of being nameless and sinless when He sent us the one and only Jesus. Jesus, the only human who ever traversed this earth as sinless, bore the sins of this world in hopes of allowing us, every single one of us (a sinner), to reconcile and foster a relationship with our Father.

There was the allegory about one’s aroma. What do you think your aroma is to others? To both non-believers and fellow brothers and sisters. Is your aroma enticing? Are you actions aligned with how God wants you to live in terms of your workings within your work, your commute, your relationships with your family, friends, or strangers? When I think about my aroma, I think it teeters between the freshness of cut grass and the morning dew that sits upon the surface. The sharings of fellow believers continually ignite and cleanse my palette of being ready to go out and share the Good News. But like grass that grows, if it is not kept tidy – becomes unkempt. There needs to be one that comes to maintain a smooth and beautiful appearance.

But in God, He sent His Son to die for all of our sins so that we may never have to feel unclean or burdened by the sins of this world. He provided a path for us to be able to see the cleanliness that comes with eternal life with Him. God allowed us to see with clarity and our hearts to shaken by love for Him. He loved us so much He decided that His Son was most definitely worth sending to save each and every one of us, the ninety-nine with the lost “ones”.

God can do the impossible. He showed me this a couple of years back. He defies the law of human physics and impossibility, to save lives – both physically, mentally, emotionally. He was there when the world might have turned against you. He is here as you take that breath, followed by another. He will be here tomorrow when you wake up and marvel at the beauty of life, of your home, of your loved ones.

There is much to be grateful to God for. This weekend marks the beginning of what I hope to continue to be a fire-igniting relationship with Him. Because if I do not live for Him, whom else would I be living for? He is so majestic; I still cannot believe He gave us the simple task of living for Him, as the center of our lives, forevermore.

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Let us continue to look upon your grace and live like You

The Five Purposes of a Purpose-Driven Life

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I realize that I don’t spend enough time reading His word and setting time aside to reflect His love and grace throughout each day. That will change. I hope that by the end of these 40 days I will feel a stronger yearning and love for our creator while at the same time, reflect and apply these principles.

Daily Inspiration for the Purpose-Driven Life; let’s begin.

For our time on this earth is short. But we were put here for a reason.

1. Worship: To express and praise our love for Him. To bring Him pleasure, and to fear Him, and obey his commands, because this is all that we were created for.

2. Fellowship: To be with brothers and sisters and become a family whom lives to spread His glory and gospel throughout the nations.

3. Discipleship: We are placed on earth to become more like Him and show others the grace and mercy God shows us.

4. Ministry: We are God’s workers to do good works; which He has equipped us with the talents and skills to accomplish.

5. Evangelism: We are to spread His gospel to all nations of the earth.

Jesus said, “Go and make disciples of all nations baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” [Matthew 28:19-20 NIV]

God will shape us. He will make us flourish. We will be blessed and never be thirsty. He is our everlasting God.