Last Sunday, I sat next to a lady who in between the service told me that I should not visit malls this week. She told me that her brother worked in the US Embassy, and had gotten a notification that a terror attack was imminent. This lady was a stranger so I was a bit taken aback by the way she dropped this bombshell, but I managed to sober up and tell her that we would pray for the nation. In the recent past, I have had a strong sense that our country is standing on the shoulders of prayer warriors. I committed to be one of these warriors and pray for the nation. (more…)
I met this really hot guy. He is everything I ever prayed for. He speaks to my heart in ways I did not think possible. He seems to know the things I like, naturally. And when he speaks, well, I stand no chance. He is a dream come true, an answer to a prayer I have made for so many years. I had given up on meeting him; I had decided he would be a prayer request for many years to come. So meeting him was a pleasant surprise. To find that we connect at such emotional levels was a bonus. How lucky can a girl get? Excitement is an understatement to what I felt as I interacted with him. (more…)
Do you ever see like we romanticize the Word of God? Like we see it from the eyes we want to see it rather than what it truly is? I do. Sometimes I will read His Word and sift it to make sure it makes sense to me. That I am a hopeless romantic who believes in happily ever after does not help coz I will be sifting through His word for the happy ending. (more…)
So I have been having a back and forth with my Daddy over some issues in my heart. Pertinent one has been the question of what extent God governs and orders our lives and what role choices play in all that. That sounds quite complicated but it actually is not, I will attempt to simplify it. (more…)
If I could ask God to give me a specific gift it would be the gift of encouragement. I would ask Him to create in me an ability to encourage those around me; I would ask for the ability to see people as He sees them; I would ask for the gift of loving people the way He loves me. You see we live in a world that is full of reasons to bring us down. In between all that, we as people also have a tendency to see the worst in situations and people and hammer it away. (more…)
A couple of weeks ago, there was an uproar over a poster used by a local church to incentivize the youth to attend its services and learn from God on various aspects of their sexuality. This uproar got a group of friends of mine talking about how our society seems to have become numb to the lost. We seem not to have a heart for the lost, almost like the lost are the lost; we are the good ones so their loss does not affect us. One of the people in this discussion said something profound that has been in my head since, that if we are not surrounded by the lost, if we do not have around us people who we know desperately need the Lord, then we will also lose our heart for the lost.
Ever been to an alcoholic anonymous (AA) class? No, well neither have I. However, I have watched enough movies to love these classes. My favorite moment is when the drug addicts introduce themselves; I find the confession of being an addict so powerful. So this week I start there. My name is Esther and I serve in Mavuno church. That statement does not ordinarily sound like an AA statement but with the week we have had as a church, I know this statement is very similar to an AA intro. (more…)