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E-BLOGS are bite-size readings guaranteed to give you the right amount of encouragement.

Thomas


[vc_row el_position=”first last”] [vc_column] [vc_column_text el_position=”first last”]     It was a strange life–following a travelling preacher around from town to town–strange for a man who usually didn’t commit himself too deeply to anything. Thomas was cautious.   Thomas thought things threw. He held back. Even as he followed Jesus around, his naturally pessimistic nature made him wonder when it was all going to come crashing down. On the day Jesus was crucified, it seemed Thomas’ worst fears had been realized, and his caution had been justified.   When Jesus appeared to them again, it was only natural for Thomas […]

Faithful Return: Titus 2:13


[vc_row el_position=”first last”] [vc_column] [vc_column_text el_position=”first last”]   Last week, I saw a magpie being pecked to death by a group of crows. After my heroics, its liberation appeared all the more temporary as almost immediately after, a cat sprang on to it (it couldn’t fly at this point). I watched to make sure it hopped safely up a tree, only to be told later that it will probably die anyway.   For me, this was the epitome of the suffering that is currently so rampant in this world. A suffering that we seem to all have made contact with, […]

The Long Road to Faith


[vc_row el_position=”first last”] [vc_column] [vc_column_text el_position=”first last”]     Interestingly we only tend to ask this question when we’re specifically speaking about faith, or answered/unanswered prayers. We go through phases of shaken faith or we think we’ve never had it but we rarely question unseen things we expect to happen. For example, unless we are terminally ill, we expect to wake up when we sleep. When we leave our houses, we expect to return safely. We are confident in these facts. It’s safe to say that there are certain things that we walk by faith with.   So why are […]

Heaven


[vc_row el_position=”first last”] [vc_column] [vc_column_text el_position=”first last”]   I have come to realise that when you are waiting for something, it’s not about the time it takes to get there but how ready you for when it happens. That’s what makes the journey easier.   In Revelation 2:25, our Father says that we should hold fast until He comes. This statement indicates that He is coming back without a shadow of a doubt. He doesn’t say hold fast if He comes, but rather until He comes. God knows that we can struggle to keep faithful, and that as human beings, we can be […]

Keep the Faith (6.6.14)


[vc_row el_position=”first last”] [vc_column] [vc_column_text el_position=”first last”]     I recently read a post where an individual stated how they’d lost so much, friends, confidence, peace of mind, but they realized that God would replace all they’ve lost with something better.   Many times as human beings we plan our lives and try to ensure that everything is fool proof. You are living in abundance and everything seems to be working out for you. Your job, your friends, your family, and your relationship is in pace and then we lose it all.   My message to you is to keep […]

Faith: The Breakdown


[vc_row el_position=”first last”] [vc_column] [vc_column_text el_position=”first last”]   Oxford dictionary describes it as “complete confidence in someone or something” while the Bible describes it as “being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see” (Hebrews 11:1) . So on one hand we have faith IN something/someone & in the other faith yields the results of our hopes. Essentially it is up to us to decide with whom our faith lies. It is also up to us to be confident that our hopes will produce results. So when these two things come together, we have […]

Action Man: Hebrews 11


[vc_row el_position=”first last”] [vc_column] [vc_column_text el_position=”first last”]     Noticeably, this was a figure true to its calling; all of his accessories were glued on, meaning he was always going to be a man of action, irrespective of his environment.   Hebrews 11 is known as ‘faith in action’. Paul outlines examples of individuals who’s faith was credentialed by their deeds. Whose life testified that their faith was a tangible usable extension of their own body, as opposed to a costume, worn only in the comfort of peaceful environments.   If we were one day to be mentioned in the […]

The Joy in Trust


[vc_row el_position=”first last”] [vc_column] [vc_column_text el_position=”first last”]     Trusting God is reason enough to be glad, to rejoice. Often we go through things that bring us down, pray about it but still remain sad. If we are confident that God has got our backs, then we need to be celebrating because who better to take care of us and our situation than the One who created heaven and earth?   That is something worth being excited about, knowing that God is going to do as He promised and answer our prayers. Loving and trusting God is all we really […]

Smile Contagiously


[vc_row el_position=”first last”] [vc_column] [vc_column_text el_position=”first last”]   He somehow managed to grab the whole world’s attention and brought a smile to the face of both the young and the old simply by smiling. It was as if his smile was contagious to everyone that looked at him. Did you know that smiling can have so many positive effects, not just on you but those that you encounter?   Smiling is a reflection of happiness within and that happiness can bring joy to those who may not be feeling the same way. I realise that my nephew’s happiness within was […]

Can Disappointment be Good?


[vc_row el_position=”first last”] [vc_column] [vc_column_text el_position=”first last”]     For some of us, this happens during exam periods, or when one has put in an application of some sort, whether for school or a job. Mostly this happens when you are hoping for something that will drastically change the current situation. Isn’t it interesting that in such a time, one can all of a sudden have a new found faith?   For a moment, you are led to the expectation that the renewed spiritual experience will conclude in God granting the request. But what if the answer you receive is […]