Broken Chains #5: My struggle with Isolation.

My struggle with Isolation.

I grew up in an amazing family with two loving parents, two biological siblings and at least two other members of our extended family at a given time. One would assume that I have always had people around. I am also a pastor’s kid which in my opinion comes with unsought attention. I had a considerably good number of friends both in school and church, but despite all those people around me, there were times I felt completely alone. Continue reading “Broken Chains #5: My struggle with Isolation.”

Following Christ

Following Christ is a commitment.

To let go and surrender all that I am and all that I have to him and his purposes. It’s a walk on the death row, carrying my cross daily and witnessing to an unbelieving world. It is the desire to delight in his presence daily instead of indulging myself in the empty entertainment the world has to offer. It is the discipline of denying myself of the desires of my flesh and submitting to the perfect will of the Holy Spirit. Continue reading “Following Christ”

Broken Chains #4: Seeking forgiveness

Seeking forgiveness.

Before I came to Christ, I was very selfish. I just wanted to be loved and because of this, I expected people to act exactly the way I wanted them to. As I looked to serve myself for many years, I hurt a lot of people. When I came to accept Christ as my Lord and Savior, I knew that I had sinned against many people. But I assumed that I had forgiven them and they also had forgiven me. I was stubborn and wanted to learn to forgive in my own ways, not the ways of God. Continue reading “Broken Chains #4: Seeking forgiveness”

The 31 Day Proverbs Challenge | January 2018

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2017 is fast coming to an end.

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been reflecting a lot on my spiritual state; areas I’ve grown, areas I still struggle, and where I want to be this time next year.

One of the things I am aiming to do in 2018 is to grow in wisdom and the fear of the Lord. Wisdom is a principle thing, it is what will help us to navigate through the seasons of life confidently and successfully. For this reason, I’ll be starting my year by reading the book of Proverbs, and I’d love if you would join me in this challenge!!

I’ve made a short introductory video, so do check it out for some more information and resources to help you prepare your heart and support you throughout the month.

Have a wonderful, peaceful holiday season!!

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Broken Chains #3: Washed Away

My baptism experience, the day my insecurities were washed away.

The day had come, the day where I as an adult said to myself “I am choosing to follow Jesus and only Him”. No more foot in and foot out. No more just a Christ follower by mouth. The day that I choose to lay it all down.

One by one I watched my fellow brethren in Christ step into the water and be made instantly clean. My heart heavy, my knees weak and my body shaking, I asked myself ‘Am I worthy?’ Continue reading “Broken Chains #3: Washed Away”