Friday, February 26, 2010

It is a good thing...

It is a good thing to praise the Lord and to trust in Him and it is a good thing to be reminded of the fact that He will not allow us to be tried beyond what we can endure.
It has been a very trying couple of days and I wonder how long I have to put up with a particular unpleasant situation in my life.
It is a good thing to also remember that deliverance is of and from the Lord, Amen.
My Lord and my God, thank You for today and for Your ever-present Help, Amen.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

A rather short one

An interesting day and one in which one has had a lot to think about. I am going for my dreams, no matter what obstacles pop up. I trust in God and His Word concerning me and I must grow my faith to keep walking in His Ways and in His paths ordained for me. With His gracious Help, I will fulfil my destiny.
Thank You, Lord for today, Amen.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Young, British and Black

Yesterday we were privileged to attend the Young, British and Black event at the London Metropolitan Archives and it was great fun as well as awesome and inspiring. Others have paved the way to make things easier for today's generation and though there is a long way to go, much has also been achieved.

I hope the boys learnt something new and can add to their experience of growing up here and realize that one must strive to excel in this culture and in this environment to make an impact. Not easy but very possible with God's Help.

Thank You, Lord for the opportunities that come our way daily.
Thank You, Father for today, Amen.

Friday, February 19, 2010


It has been a long week because I haven't been feeling too well; just ventured out today and came back feeling a bit exhausted. Thankfully I feel much better and I am thankful that I have a few more days before school is back in session.
I hope tomorrow will be a good day at the Huntley conference.
Lord, I give thanks to You in all things, Amen.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's day

Valentine's day is almost over and whether or not, one got love messages, by God's grace we are all ending the day and tomorrow will be another day.

On Friday I was privileged to help one child with reading and I remembered a poem I learnt as a child, that of the Pied Piper of Hamelin and that got me thinking about broken promises, written and verbal. It is very painful and humiliating to be at the end of one but as I am maturing, I am learning to learn to let go of the pain and rather put my trust in God. Not easy but completely possible and easier to do as one's mind gets renewed daily.

The Heavenly Father has made so many promises in His Word that it is close to folly not to believe in and on Him completely and cast all care on Him.

So this very seminal Valentine's day in my 40th year, I choose Him again above all other and pray that I will seek to make myself His daily and with every second so that I can hear Him even closer than my own breath.

Lord, thank You for Your promises and thank You that You are so faithful to us.
Thank You, Lord for today, Amen.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

TLC for myself

Feeling very tired and weak and only just realised that it was more than tiredness this morning. I have had to take some tablets since I wasn't coping with the aches well at all.
I am tucked up now; hope to sleep well. 
Thank You, Father for nurturing words, thank You for today, Amen.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The arm of flesh

I haven't written on this site for a few days now. A friend wrote to me yesterday and was commenting on the fact that she is always tired. Is it a sign of the times or what? Sometimes I feel that way too. And yesterday or rather this morning, the little lady woke up around 3 this morning and I couldn't get to sleep until around 6 because she kept on saying she wanted the light on. Not amusing at all but thankfully I woke up just at the right time to wake the boys up. They were a few minutes late because naturally the little lady woke up late. I am so glad half-term is around the corner.

Another thing I am glad about is that I am maturing and learning that one indeed cannot put her trust in man or woman. Only the good Lord can keep His eternal promises and one should not lean on the arm of flesh at all. I have had a few unpleasant jolts lately to remind me of this truth that those who wait on the Lord shall not be put to shame.

Father, in You alone do I put my hope and trust, Amen.

Thank You, Lord for today, Amen.

Friday, February 05, 2010

Momentum breaks

It has been a bit of a strange week for me and having to regroup once more. Not funny at all, these momentum breaks since one has to start all over again but what to do? One just has to do it all again and keep tapping into the grace of God. No other way.
Thank You, Lord for today, Amen.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Regroup once more, Nana

It has been a strange 2 days and I have lost a bit of momentum because of emotional issues. What to do but to regroup once again? It is a good thing that I am reading a book on The Power of Focus and I really should get rid of unfinished business so that I will feel lighter and more energetic about the future.

And Lord, please help me hold on to Your promises for my friend who is looking to step into her ministry. Thank You for her life and thank You for linking me up with her.
Thank You, Lord for another day, Amen.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Loved by a Merciful Father, Accepted by His Grace

I attended a parenting course today and the topic was on acceptance. Very important subject especially as a lot of people suffer with self-esteem issues. Many books have been written on the subject but as always I tend to stick to biblical truth since that is the true standard that will last throughout eternity.

One can only feel accepted when one accepts the fact that God sent His Son Jesus Christ to die for us in our sin. It is a free gift of grace that has to be received with gratitude and humility since one can do nothing to make up for this precious gift. And because of this gift, we are accepted in God and should love ourselves and strive to accept others too. Self-acceptance stems from the security of knowing that we are loved infinitely and eternally by a living and merciful God. Knowing this helps us in our walk to accept our children and other people. We might falter and judge others but this fact should lead us to ask for forgiveness and know that He died for all so that we could all be accepted, loved and forgiven.
What shall I render to my God for all His Mercies store? 
I'll take the gifts He has bestowed and humbly ask for more.

Thank You, Father for today, Amen.

Monday, February 01, 2010

Tough love

I have been missing in action for a few days; no excuse, just a bit careless about the habit and I repent.

It was a good day today in school and had to be firm with one little girl for her own sake. Sometimes one has got to be tough and firm to sow seeds of discipline in the lives of young ones and I'm sure she will appreciate my toughness later on in her life. I have experienced tough love myself and it is not easy to accept the discipline of it but it does yield the fruit of righteousness later on.
Thank You, Father for Your Grace and Mercy once more, Amen.