Monday, 18 December 2017

Be reminded...

Just in case you are meddling with the thought of how far away from your goals you are and you are beginning to feel discouraged. Success is not just the finished product.... success is equally in the process!

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Tuesday, 12 December 2017

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Don't 'go it alone'

People who come in contact with me and know the things I do, always refer to me as a "strong lady/fighter". I always try to refute the statement but they assume I am just being humble. The truth is that I am actually more surprised at the things I accomplish than they people who refer to me as strong.  Everything I have accomplished, I have dreamt of and my plans for the future all come together just by the grace and not because I really do anything over the top. I also have my struggles, my lows and my fears which I equally have to overcome even on a daily basis. However this word from UCB spoke directly to me and about me..... Be blessed as you read.

‘“It is…by my Spirit,” says the LORD.’
Zechariah 4:6

Zerubbabel was called to rebuild the temple. It was a huge undertaking, so God told him, ‘“It is not by force nor by strength, but by my Spirit,” says the LORD…“Nothing, not even a mighty mountain, will stand in Zerubbabel’s way”’ (vv. 6-7 NLT). When God calls you, you need to know: 1) You may have to walk alone. When God uses you, people often assume you’re strong and don’t need anything. They don’t realise you’re just a regular person who’s half scared to death at times, and who’s more amazed by your success than they are. And when nobody stands with you or ministers to you, you become vulnerable to discouragement. 

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2) You need God’s help or you’re in trouble. Samson discovered this: ‘He awoke from his sleep and thought, “I’ll go out as before and shake myself free.” But he did not know that the LORD had left him. Then the Philistines seized him’ (Judges 16:20-21 NIV 2011 Edition). God stepped back and let Samson see that it was the Lord doing it, and not himself. So you must live with a sense of dependence on God. 3) It’s God’s power, not yours, that makes the difference. If you’re waiting for God to give you exceptional equipment before you decide to get into the fight, you’re not going to experience victory. God’s ‘strength is made perfect in weakness’ (2 Corinthians 12:9 KJV). The way you know you’re truly anointed is when God takes substandard equipment and performs supernatural feats. And that only happens when you say, ‘Lord, I don’t see how You could do this through me, but I’m trusting You to.’ That’s when He gets involved!

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Today's thoughts....

Stay focused.... don't look backwards you are not going there & most especially do not desire the pleasures of sin. Let your focus be on Jesus, the author & finisher of our faith!

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Butternut Squash

Last week was my first attempt using butternut squash in my recipe and for some reason it got me excited hahaha. I think it was the mere fact of having to look up different recipes and make something different from the regular.  I remember going to a friend's and as she served me a meal, I really liked the meal and asked for the recipe and she brought out a cook book. The sight of it got me laughing, I considered a cook book quite vintage and also since she lived by herself, my expectation was that her meals would be quite basic but the crux of the matter is that if you don't make yourself sumptuous meals when you live by yourself, you wont automatically start making sumptuous meal when you have guests around or start a family. Its an act that improves with constant practice😊

 I roasted some of the butternut squash with other veggies. I seasoned it all and just chucked it into the oven
I roasted half of it whole, scooped it out and added it to my chicken soup

Soup means different things to different people. Being African, soup is very different for me however this is the English chicken soup. I added the scooped butternut squash to the soup and because I love to eat my veggies crunchy I did not make it into a smooth paste. Lets say, it all turned out nice. Tap on my back hahaha.

Friday, 1 December 2017

Word of the day

Sometimes we are too quick to speak than we are to reason or pray....

This year, I learnt the act of silence. There are some emails I intentionally have not responded too, some conversations I totally ignored, other conversations I refused to get involved in both at work and in my personal life because I was constantly weighing the cost-benefit analysis. Sometimes you have to go through 'life' alone because only then can God achieve what He wants in your life. Some of us are surrounded by a heavy amount of distraction and we wonder why we are not making progress.... This month however, learn to 'zip it'

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