Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Sweep me up in your love again

Right now I'm literally sitting in the dark. Not because I want to but because there's no electricity in my area due to a load shedding situation the country I'm in is currently facing.

So here I am, too lazy to light up a candle but at the same time enjoying this feeling of tranquility and serenity. The only thing I'm hearing is the clock ticking and the music from my cell phone, which is why I'm writing to you guys. While listening to the soft and peaceful music I came across this new single by Hillsong. It really spoke to my heart as it talks about the supremacy of God which is something each one of us can relate to, one way or another. I mean I walk around and I see God presence in everything. I look at table mountain (Cape Town) and I fail even to fathom at how huge this God is. So big that not even the universe can contain Him yet humble and loving enough to dwell in my little heart.

The song goes on and talks about surrendering yourself to God and laying your life down for Him which is again so very important. Don't get me wrong, it's never easy to completely surrender everything to God, it's not easy to just let go, I myself am still working on that but He is so Gracious that He'll sustain you if you just let go. Quit trying to earn His love by doing whatever. He loves you, not because of your talent, not because of your appearance but rather because He knew you before the foundation of the earth and He's called you by name (Isaiah 43:1). All you have to do is surrender and let him work on you. Let go of whatever you did in the past, you've repented and He forgave you. Let go of the pain. Let go of that abuse you faced so many years ago. Forgive the people who hurt you and set yourself free. Don't fix your eyes on the waves in the tempest but rather on The One who is able to make the storm obey when He says: "Peace be still". Fix your eyes on what truly matters and let freedom find you. Let Him "sweep you up in His love again" as He's been waiting for you to come back to Him.
So guys I'd really encourage you all to listen to that song. It doesn't matter if you're not Christian or whatever. Just listen to the song. The title is "Touch the Sky". I put the video for you just below this post so you have no reason not to listen to the song. Okay, time to light up these candles now.

Thursday, 16 April 2015

She got me a flower

Have you ever woken up feeling hum...not so happy. No one hurt you, nothing annoyed you yet there's just this feeling of unhappiness. You know that "I-don't-care-about-whatever-and-talk-to-me-if-you-wanna-get-a-smack-in-the-face" type of attitude? Yeah. That's pretty much how I was feeling yesterday. 

 Well, that is not a good place to be in, especially for us women and truth be told it sucks when you feel like that. You feel like nothing can really cheer you up. I mean I looove chocolate but not even the thought of getting a Cardburry could make me feel better. I prayed, I listened to music, I read, I painted, you name it! I did pretty much most of the things I enjoy doing on a daily basis but I was still feeling down so in the late afternoon I decided to go for a walk. Didn't help so I went back home asking myself all sorts of philosophical questions.

I finally got inside the complex where I stay and I suddenly heard one of the kids shouting my name and running towards me. Children tend to be "magnetizing" towards me which is why I really enjoy working with them. Anyway that child came running into my arms, she gave me a big hug and said:"I got you a flower!" with one of the biggest and most genuine smiles I've ever encountered. She then handed me the flower. 

Touched by her gesture, I looked at the flower and took it but I couldn't help but notice how small and simple it was yet it created this roller coaster of emotions within me as that late afternoon, that little child was the vessel God used to show me that He cares, that I matter, that He loves me. She could have given the flower to anyone but she chose to give it to me and that right there made me smile. It made my day as my mood all of a sudden made a complete U-turn from this dull and melancholic road to a colorful and cheerful highway.

So I looked at the flower again and that time I went beyond the walls of its physicality and understood that beauty is indeed found in simplicity.

Till next time!



Friday, 10 April 2015

I'm back!!!

Okay guys!

This is very awkward as I remember when I first started this blog I was so excited and I promised myself not to be one of those bloggers who post stuff in I don't know how many years.

Here I am writing after about a year. Many things happened but I don't have any excuse for this. So guys I apologize for my carelessness and I promise that this will never happen again. If I run out of inspiration and have to post about my rabbit –that I haven't gotten yet, then I'll do it. I want you guys to know how serious I am about this. Many may think that I am wasting my time but the private messages of encouragement I get show me that I am actually making a difference and my posts are not just a droplet  in the ocean but I believe –like the Dalai Lama that just like ripples spread out when a single pebble is dropped into water so do my actions have far-reaching effects that not even I can fathom.

So guys, keep reading, keep those messages coming as they do mean a lot to me.