Activities, Interests, Lifestyle

Exodus

Have you ever gone on a mission’s trip? Or been in a situation where all you had was your faith in God that things will work out somehow? Well, my friends, Steph and Avi, just returned from a 6 month trip that challenged and grew them in ways that they came home to share with us.

The main point of the trip was to help homeschool the children of the permanent missionaries but as Avi shared, the trip set the trajectory for the life they would like to live for God.

Avi believes that to be used well by God, it is not ability that you need but availability. If you want to be used by God and live a life for his Glory, you need only to slow down and make yourself available to Him; He does the rest.

Sometimes we drag our feet when we feel ineffective or not good enough where God places us and as a result, we miss out on what God is doing in us through the time we are in that place of growth.

Between finding themselves in an environment where they felt incapable and had to literally carry their form of transport through a river to get to the other side, Steph says there was often nothing left to do but to let go of certain things and choose to trust God instead.Trusting God can be a thing you show and not just words you say.

The question that remained for my friends is this: Do they really have a heart for the lost or was the trip an adjustment to that time and place they found themselves in? It’s easy to ride on the coattails of other people but it’s important to pay close attention to your own work (Galations 6). The missionary environment exposes a great deal of your own weaknesses to you and it’s important to continue to weigh up the blueprint of the work you are doing.

Thank you so.kuch for popping in! It’s always such a pleasure to have you! Have a beautiful week erbody😘

am writing, my adventures, Ramblings

Spring Day

Hello Erbody!

Did you have a good week? Mine was ok. I love school holidays but, eventually, you have to go back to work. I’m ready!

Lately, I have become less and less concerned with being relevant on social media so I haven’t really paid attention to important dates or events but yesterday I was compelled otherwise.

Yesterday was Spring Day in South Africa! This day is important to us. In the township it is celebrated with water!

Yup! If you live in the township, you are not safe on 1 September, you will be baptised in water!

It’s really just a small way to celebrate the new season, a good excuse to be festive and mischevious😉

I also really enjoyed some of the well wishing tweets people were throwing out at the universe yesterday! They really lifted my own hopes and spirits and made me hopeful for the near future. Check out my moment below👇

Have a beautiful week and thank you for popping in😊

am writing, Love & War, Prose, Ramblings, Soul Stuff

This Way

I wasn’t born this way.

I wasn’t born in pain.

am writing, Looking Forward To, Nifty Tricks, Prose, Ramblings

Ahead

No alarm clock had a hand in waking her up this morning.The crack around her bedroom doorframe was the only indication that the day had begun. It is officially the first day of school break. As she stretched in bed, she thought of the day that stretched ahead. All the possibilities, all the choices that are hers to make lay ahead. It was gonna be a good day filled with little adventures. And she was looking forward to it.

am writing, Love & War, Prose, Ramblings

Faith

To be honest, I have no answers. 

I don’t know why this keeps happening.

 I won’t always be able to avoid it,

Nor will I always recover smoothly.

But I am to have faith

Maybe not for another chance (another chance will not come)

Maybe I am to have faith that I will smile straight from my heart again.

Maybe that is the answer

But… I have no answers…

Love & War, Prose, Ramblings, Soul Stuff

Faith

Faith is when you nip your potflower in the dying, whithering bud because it’s Spring time and one needs to make room for the new. Faith is watering what appears to be a mere bush twice a week because it’s just a matter of time before a fresh buds grows back and new colour flourishes.Faith is exciting when there is a guarantee of an outcome. Watering that plant is no longer a burden or a redundant exercise. But is it still faith in the absence of the guarantee? I don’t know… The flower’s job is none of my business. So I will keep watering, doing my part. Because, that is my business.

Love & War, Prose, Ramblings, Soul Stuff

Faith

She threw her toys out of the cot. She screamed and cried like a spoilt brat. What did all that wait talk mean now when it seemed so impossible? What she saw in her review mirror was evidence of her dillusions. But did He not say, “wait, and I’ll come through for you”? Did He not confirm that the answer is “Yes!”? Now it seems to be more immovable than a mountain and her faith smaller than the smallest mustard seed. Those words whispered in the secret, quiet place seem now to be the mumbles of a mad woman, desperate to have her way. She was so sure they were the words  of the most faithful and steadfast, prayer answering God.Faith is not an easy thing. But Faith works in the realm of the impossible.