Finish Strong!

Welcome into the last month of the year. It’s quite bitter sweet yet still a time of rejoicing. Where did time go? We are currently on day three hundred and thirty seven of three hundred and sixty five days. I cannot believe how time has flown by so quickly. Like an athlete, we are all running a race. We started together but not everyone made it. We are alive by God’s grace. God has been Faithful through these twelve months. As we embark into the final stretch of the year, this I pray for you. I pray for abundant grace upon your life. May you draw nearer unto God like never before. May you fix your eyes on God. May you not loose sight of Him. I pray that as you fix your eyes on the author and finisher of your faith, the eyes of your heart will be enlightened (See Ephesians 1:18)

In this month of December, may all that is hidden within you, come alive in Jesus name. Like a mother giving birth to her precious gift, may God release unto you a new gift. May He outpour many blessings upon your life. I pray that in this month of December, your faith will increase all the more. Even amidst the trials, may you remember who is in control of the storm. His name is Jesus. It’s the final month but we serve a God who is capable of doing the miraculous. Yes, you have been through some things, but we serve a God who restores that which has been stolen. Indeed there’s nothing impossible when God is in it. I pray that in this month, you will be filled with so much joy and peace. Joy uncontainable and peace undeniable.

Like a river flows, may the month of December be graced with God’s assurance and abundance of every perfect gift. Though the seasons change and the leaves fall, we serve a God who remains the same. He is there when we call. He loves us so much. In Jeremiah 31:3, we are reminded of God’s love and unfailing kindness. I pray that in this month of December, you will experience the outpouring of God’s love beyond your imagination. More than ever, you will find rest in the presence of the Lord. No matter what each storm may look like, you have learned in these past 12 months, that God is in Control. He is the Mighty Warrior, the one who saves and greatly delights in you.

It’s a new day, new breath, new life all because of Christ. The beginning of this year may not have started off so well, maybe the middle part too but what matters is not how you started but your willingness to finish strong. Right now and right here where you are amidst the canyons and mountains, I decree and declare that you are an Overcomer. You will finish the year strong. May you not grow tired and weary but even in those times, may you draw strength from God. I don’t know how this year been like for you but this I know, if God brought you this far, His grace is still able to carry you through every step of the way. I may not know your story and your journey but this I know, we serve a God who is trustworthy and dependable.

May this month of December be a time of celebration and reflection. May you raise your banner in praise for all that God has done for you! May the Lord place a new song within you. Be your heart overflow with thanksgiving. Yes, God is Good and so worthy to be praise. Magnify the Lord! Don’t keep silent. Shout unto the Lord for He has done so much for you. Give Him the Praise!

Greetings to you all from Uganda πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬. Due to internet connection, I was unable to release this post as planned but here it is. I hope your month has started off well. Wishing you all, a glorious month of December filled with joy, love and this seasons blessings πŸ™πŸΏ.

With love,

Karen πŸ€—

November Reflections!

It’s been eleven months, and three hundred and thirty four days into the year. I wonder where time flew to this fast. I honestly don’t know because it seemed like a long year but drawing close to the final month, it just seems like everything went by so quickly. So with that in mind, we are going to take some time to reflect. Yes, reflection is very important and from time to time, we should take the time to truly reflect upon our lives.

Reflection Questions

1. What are three things you were so grateful for in this month?

2. Looking back on this month of November, how would you describe it in three words?

3. What hardships did you face? How were you able to overcome it?

4. What brought a smile to your face in this month of November?

5. Did you learn any new skills?

6. In which way, were you a blessing to someone in this month?

7. Are you living on purpose or just existing?

8. In regards to your mental, physical, spiritual and financial aspect of your life, how would you describe every area from a scale of 1-10?

9. What do you need to let go of in this month? Are you willing to release or continue to cling on to excess baggage?

10. What are you forward to in the month of December?

Gratitude Is The Way!

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. -1 Thessalonians 5:16

It’s yet another time of the year where we all gather around the table to feast with our loved ones. It’s a moment in time where we create memories, love on our family member/friends while talking about life. There is so many reasons we should be thankful. Whether today serves as a time where you celebrate, reflect, or reconcile with a loved one, I hope that it will be a memorable one for you. With that in mind, I’ll going to share with you all twenty-things I am grateful for in this journey called life.

Gratitude List

1. The Gift of Jesus (The joy of knowing the Lord is a great privilege).

2. The Gift Of A New Day

3. Friends β˜ΊοΈπŸ•Š (I’m grateful for the people God has allowed me to crossed paths with because Lord knows I’ve had my shares of up and downs dealing with pain in friendships. I’m in a good and peaceful space now in my life. Glory be to God for healing and love )

4. Running Water πŸ’¦

5. Children (My Heart warms up when I see a child. They are literally my heartbeat)

6. Family ( We don’t get to choose our families but they are indeed a blessing I’m so many ways)

7. Food ( I love to eat. Though I don’t eat much, just the thought of fried plantains makes me happy)

8. My job ( I’m grateful for my job. Though my job can be strenuous, I’m grateful for every opportunity I get to encourage someone. I’m grateful for my employees and the customers I encounter with each new day.)

9. Sleep 😴 ( Lately, I haven’t been able to sleep well due to so many things going on in my life right now but the gift of rest is priceless.)

10. Peace of Mind ( God gives me peace)

11. The Gift Of Writing ( Although the writing process takes long, it’s a great joy to release one’s thoughts on paper)

12. The Birds ( Anyone who knows me is aware that I love seeing birds fly and their chirps are sweet to my ears )

13. Mission Trips ( In a few days, I will be embarking on my second mission trip to Uganda. Though I haven’t packed yet due to the busyness of my schedule, I’m excited to partnership with the Lord)

14. Books ( I enjoy reading. Though my schedule is tight on most days, I try my best to read something)

15. Nature

16. Light πŸ’‘ (What a blessing it is to know that in this part of the world, one can turn on the light without wondering about power outages)

17. WordPress Family (I’m grateful for this wonderful opportunity to communicate with all of you, near and afar. I’m grateful for the relationship I’ve built just being on here for the last four years)

18. Movies 🍿 ( I enjoy watching movies. It’s a time of relaxation for me)

19. Music 🎢

20. Teachers πŸ‘©πŸΎβ€πŸ« (They are a blessing. Their role is not easy but yet still, they make such a great impact on us). *Everyone of us are teachers in some way.

21. Diversity of Culture (There is just something so beautiful about learning about one’s culture. The exchange of language, the richness of fabrics, and food of course)

22. Home ( So thankful for a place to lay my head to rest. Not everyone has a place to stay but by God’s grace, I have a place.

23. Photography ( I love capturing things and creating memories)

24. Conversations ( Whether it be with God, friends or even those I meet and greet on the street, there is beauty in language; expressing one’s self)

25. Life ( Though some days are challenging, it’s still a blessing to experience and breathe new life each day. )

Backstory

It is so easy for us to forget and even take for granted the things/people we have in our lives. Sometimes, we have to sit and do exercises such as this to recall all that we have. The truth is, the very things we take for granted, someone somewhere is praying for. You see, I started writing the post but fell asleep at #9. I was so tired. Thanksgiving Day was a very long one for me. I’m glad it’s over but I’m grateful for such a day. I hope that your day was delightful and filled with joy, laughter and peace from spending time with your loved ones 😊.

As the month is coming to a close, please take the time to reflect. God has been good to each of us in so many ways. We don’t have the answers to everything but the truth is, we are not meant to understand everything. God is in Control. He holds all things together. Please feel free to share one or two things, you are grateful for in your life.

With love,

Karen 😊🌻

Our Greatest Provider πŸ•Š

Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.” -Matthew 6:26

What a great joy it is to know that we have a Heavenly Father that cares so deeply about us. In a world where we see so many people competing to reach the status quo, it is such a great delight to know that we as believers can find rest in the Lord. He alone satisfies. You see, God’s promise of provision is not dependent on our performance. His daily pursuit of us simply displays His heart for His beloved children.

In our key scripture today, we are reminded to look at the birds of the air. So often, we overlook God’s creation because we are so entangled in chasing after perishable things of this world. We soar like a bird in pursuit of silver and gold, in turn neglecting one thing that truly matters – God. In Christ alone, all things are found. We lack no good thing because we serve a God who does not withhold any good thing from His children. He is the God of abundance. The one and only Jehovah Jireh. We can look to the East, West, North, and South in search of riches but even still yet our hearts will never be satisfied. When we take the time to observe God’s creation, we can clearly see that God had a purpose in every living thing He created.

In Colossians 1:17, scripture reminds us that “He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.” He is a God who holds all things together. He is not a partial God. He meets our every need. If He created the living things, He will provide for everything in the garden. If He can supply to the birds of the air, how much more will He not willingly do the same for us? He gracefully sent His only Son to die for us while we were yet sinners. He gave His all unto us for love’s sake. In doing so, He has tore the veil and given us access to Father. He is a God who outpours exceedingly abundantly beyond our expectations. His cup never runs dry but we must learn to find rest and lean on Him.

Our toiling and striving will only leave us restless. Our need to be successful based on the standard and wisdom of this world will only create a burden far more than we can carry. This is not by any means to say that we shouldn’t work for the things we want in life. It is clearly written in Proverbs 10:4 that “Lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth.” The truth is, in all our doings, we must first learn to seek the author and finisher of our faith. He is the true and only giver of Life. When we are sure of the One we seek (God), we won’t find ourselves continuously trying to grab hold of the entities of this world. We won’t become so easily burnt out time and time again. Much rather, we will draw strength from God.

Everything we have is because of God. We are not entitled to anything. It is so easy to have an entitlement mindset. “I deserve this and that. If I cannot have this, I would go crazy.” Craig Denison states this in regards to entitlementEntitlement is a disease that’s spread decay and death too far throughout the body of Christ. It kills any area in which it is allowed to enter by leading us to a life of pride and selfishness rather than hope and joy.” As believers, we must continually renew our minds. We must stay rooted in the word of God and continually ask the Lord to purify our hearts.

When we were once in darkness, we weren’t aware of this truth that all that we have is because of Christ. Now that we have been brought into the marvelous light of Christ, may we not be a people who keep silent about the goodness of the Lord. So many times, people fail to acknowledge God for anything that they have or have accomplished but even in one’s refusal to acknowledge God, He is still God. He changes not because we choose not to acknowledge His Sovereignty. He is still the same yesterday, today and forever (See Hebrews 13:8)

As we venture into another day, may we be reminded of this truth that “God is a Good Shepherd”. He will provide and supply our needs according to His Glory in Christ Jesus. (See Philippians 4:19). Though some seasons are tougher than others, may we not loose hope in Christ. May we learn to lean unto our Heavenly Father. He is God for all seasons. He doesn’t carve out time for harvest season and abandon us in drought season. He alone opens the flood gates of Heaven concerning us. No matter where we are in our journey, God will always be with us. He has promised to provide and He is always doing it. It may not look like God is making way because you are not where you want to be or may not have all the desires of your heart but continue to abide in Him. Whether you are trusting God for a job, a child, joy overflow, or food for your children, believe in your heart and declare His promises over your life. Your current situation is not current to God. He is with you. He walks with you so therefore no mountain in your life is a surprise to Him. You are Victorious already but you have to learn to walk in the lane of victory instead of defeat. Walk in victory. Let the Glory of God shine through your life. May we all experience peace and satisfaction in the knowledge and character of our Heavenly Father. No matter how young or old we are, God grows with us. He is drawing us nearer unto Himself. May we learn to put our faith, hope and trust in Him. He will always be our Heavenly Father who deeply loves and outpours abundantly into our jars of clay, continually molding us yet still preparing us for greater things to come.

Verses To Ponder

“I have been young, and now am old, yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken or his children begging for bread. He is ever lending generously, and his children become a blessing.” -Psalm 37:25-26

“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.” Psalm 23:1

“And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work. As it is written, “He has distributed freely, he has given to the poor; his righteousness endures forever.” He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God.” -2 Corinthians 9:8-11

“Do not wear yourself out to get rich; do not trust your own cleverness. Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone, for they will surely sprout wings and fly off to the sky like an eagle.” -Proverbs 23:4-5

“Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread.” -Proverbs 30:8

Backstory of this Blog Post

For sometime now, I’ve been seeing birds fly a lot. There are times, I will take my phone to capture them. I will count the birds flying whether I’m walking or sitting on the bus on my way to work. I will document the numbers and color of them on my phone. On Tuesday, November 19th, one my way back from work, I saw approximately 40 birds on someone’s grass and they were just eating. I was so mind blow on how they all migrated and gathered all at once to feast. In that moment, I was just in awe and reminded of the verse Matthew 6:26. There are so many times in my life where I desired more in a sense of doing more for God but feeling like I didn’t have enough resources (money specifically). Back in December of 2018, I shared about how I went on my first Mission Trip to Uganda. The cost of the trip was all together $1,800. I didn’t have a job at the time the mission trip was mentioned at my church on July 1st, 2018 but deep down I knew that God has answered my prayer on wanting to go on a mission trip. He had a package deal waiting for me. I was not only going on a mission trip but an orphanage. I looked for opportunities to go on a mission trip. I read books on mission trip and testimonials from time to time but God. My God! Who is like you? I didn’t have it all but my obedience wrapped in God’s grace and sufficiency made a way. God is not concerned about how much we have in our bank accounts, He is the giver of it all. I share this to say that we serve an all-sufficient, all-rounded God who is Faithful. God will make a way for you. I join my faith with yours wherever you are and whatsoever you are trusting God for, that He is already releasing every perfect gift unto you. You will testify in the land of the living.

Happy Sunday πŸ’ƒπŸΏ. I hope you are all doing well. If not, I do hope that things get better for you. Thank you for taking the time to read this blog post. I hope that you have a wonderful day πŸ€—



Love In Action!

Scripture: For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. -John 3:16

Observation: God loved the world, we who are sinners but yet still He gave His one and only gift unto us (His Son) for our sake. He ask of just one thing (that we believe) in Him. We must surrender and truly seek the Father. It is a promise that whoever “believes” in Him shall not person but have eternal life.

Application: Love is God. He is the true and living embodiment of love. Just as Christ demonstrated His love for me, I must walk and exemplify Christ love in every way possible in my conduct and lifestyle.

Prayer: Father, I thank you for your love. Thank you for sending your only begotten Son to die on the cross for my sins. I am that I am because of your grace. Thank you for new life in you. I live because you live in me. Teach me Lord to love everyone that I meet. May my life be a reflection of who you are. Thank you for your everlasting love. Thank you Lord for everything.

Well said, teacher,” the man replied. “You are right in saying that God is one and there is no other but him. To love him with all your heart, with all your understanding and with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself is more important than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.” -Mark 12:32-33

As we go forth into another week, I pray that we will experience the love of God in afresh way. May we gain a fresh perspective of God’s unconditional love for us. God’s love is enough. Love in itself can never be bought. It is a fruit that is birthed through Christ. It is my prayer that as we enter into a new week, we will make room for God to pour His love unto us. You see, God’s love has no prerequisite. It has no boundaries. It remains grounded despite our instability. It is not based on conditions. Love is like a river that flows. It cannot be stopped but when we build a dam, it prevents the water from flowing naturally.

As we venture into a new week, may we find rest in knowing that God loves us. He demonstrated His love for all of humanity by this one thing “The gift of Son Jesus Christ”. We have accepted this gift and daily we experience His love for us in so many ways. God (gave) and continually (gives) unto us. To give is a matter of one’s heart posture. May we continually learn the essence in abiding in presence of the Lord. His arms are wide open. There’s nothing we can ever do to earn the Fathers love. It is readily available unto us. If only we will seek the Heart of Father, is when we can truly experience His perfect love. May you experience God’s love for you as you march on into a new week. You are loved!

Thank you for taking the time to read this blog post. I pray that you had a wonderful, restful week. Until next time, stay blessed and rooted in Christ.

Patience In The Waiting πŸ‘©πŸΏβ€πŸŒΎ

“Be patient, then, brothers and sisters, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop, patiently waiting for the autumn and spring rains. You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near. Don’t grumble against one another, brothers and sisters, or you will be judged. The Judge is standing at the door!

Brothers and sisters, as an example of patience in the face of suffering, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. As you know, we count as blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of Job’s perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.” -James 5:7-11

Like a farmer who awaits harvest season, God patiently awaits His children with open arms in every season. He waits on the field, searching far and wide for His sons and daughters to return back home. There is no limit to His grace and mercy towards us. As believers, we are reminded to cultivate a lifestyle of endurance amidst the difficulties of this race called life. There is grace for each season but we must continually seek the Lord. God is patient with us and longs for us to bear this fruit of His character until He comes. We can never be patient by our own power. We need the Lord to teach us but we must be willing to surrender our lives and make ourselves available before the Father. Patience is a virtue we are told time and time again but the truth is, how can we exercise patience when we do not seek the one who inhabits this attribute?

You see, a farmer has no choice but to wait for the land to yield valuable crops. The farmer has to wait patiently for the right season to come so that His crops are well taken care of; showered with grace, light and love. As believers, we do not know when the Lord is coming but like the farmer, we must wait. Even in the waiting, we must not be idle. “The judge is standing at the door.” Though we cannot see Him, we trust in Him. We have faith that He id working all things together for our good. He is strengthening our roots, watering our seeds and preparing us for the harvest. You cannot expect a harvest when you refuse to plant. What will you be reaping when you chose not to sow? Our expectation of how our garden should look like by a certain season but be determined by our commitment in planting and watering the seeds in our lives at the proper time. For it is written, “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” (See Galatians 6:9). The secret is do not give up. You will reap a harvest (if) we do do not give up.

Unto those who persevere, they are identified as blessed. Are you blessed? Oh yes you are. You are blessed beyond measure. Your blessing is not attached to your wealth here on Earth. You are blessed because you belong to the Father. Everything that comes from the Heavenly lights are blessed to be a blessing. As Job persevered, you too persevere. Press on in this race. Fix your eyes on Jesus, the author and finisher of your faith. Seek the Lord and His strength. In your weakness, His grace is sufficient for you. Call on His Name. Rest in the shadow of His wings. Receive joy even in the waiting. Experience the peace, hope and goodness of your Heavenly Father. In the waiting, God is pruning you. He is refining you. He is molding you into His likeness. It’s in the waiting season that we learn the essence of trusting God. We are reminded in Proverbs 3:5 to “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” So learn to put your trust in the all-knowing Father. He cares for you and His plans are great concerning you.

Go through the process with God. Be patient in the waiting and be rest assured about the promises of the Lord now and forevermore.

Reflection Questions

1. Are you a patient person? What determines one’s patience?

2. If you can give an example of when your patience was tested, what would you say? How did you respond to the situation?

3. As you go forth into the week, what are some ways you can display the fruit of patience?

4. What are you trusting God for? What are you doing even in the waiting season? What are some ways you are preparing for what you’ve been trusting God for?

Ways To Patient In The Waiting

1. Meditate on the word of God. Stay connected to the Vine!

2. Speak the word over your life.

3. Ask God to teach you to be patient. Ask the Holy Spirit to continually fill you up with His spirit.

4. Pray without ceasing! In every season, pray. Seek the heart of the father. Humble yourself. Position your heart to hear what God is saying to in every season.

5. Pass the test. You will be tested a lot in the area of your patience. You say you have the fruit but when you are given the test, does your result showcase the ripeness of your fruit?

6. Surround yourself with Christ like minded people. There is so much joy in knowing that someone is praying for you. Having community is very important and aids immensely in the believers walk with Christ. Jesus prayed so we must continue to pray for one another.

Verses To Ponder
“May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire.” 2 Peter 1:2-4

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” –Galatians 5:22-23

“As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.” -Isaiah 55:10-11

“I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.” The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.” -Lamentations 3:24-26

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. -James 1:2-4

It’s a new day. I hope your doing well. I hope that your day will be productive and meaningful. Have a wonderful day πŸ˜ŠπŸŒ»πŸ‘©πŸΏβ€πŸŒΎ

Speak Life πŸ“ŒπŸ“’

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.” -Proverbs 18:21

The words we speak can either bring life or death to our lives and those around us. The power of our words can either produce good or bad fruit. The seeds we plant today can determine the harvest in the next season of our lives.

Life in itself is derived from God. He is the epitome of abundant life. In John 10:10, we are reminded that “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” The duty of the enemy is to steal, kill and destroy. When we make room in our lives for the enemy to dine with us, he takes every opportunity to steal our joy and peace. He starts with our minds. He plants seeds of doubt. He reminds us of what is contrary to God’s word but when we are aware of God’s word, we won’t allow the seeds that the enemy plants to take root in our souls.

There is power in the word of God. The truth is many believers don’t even know the word of the one they believe in (God). The word of God enlightens, equips and strengthens us. As believers, we must be intentional in studying the word of God. We will never know what the word of God says when we don’t even open the book of life. It is when we take the time to know about the author that our lives become transformed. In Proverbs 15:4, we are reminded that “Gentle words bring life and health; a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.” As believers, we must be mindful of the words we speak on a daily basis. We must ask the Holy Spirit to continually instruct us in the things we say. We can’t say we are children of the light when the words we speak give birth to death. We must be presence carriers wherever we go. This means that the fruit of Christ character must be so eminent in the way we live, talk and how we engage with those around us.

As we go forth into this week, may we make every effort to seek the Lord wholeheartedly. May the words that we speak produce good fruit. May we open up our hearts unto God and may our lips be filled with continuous praise to our Maker. May we make room in our hearts, for God to do what only He can do. May we display the love of Christ to everyone that we meet and greet. For it is written, “The words of the mouth are deep waters, but the fountain of wisdom is a rushing stream.” (See Proverbs 18:4). Like a river, our words can flow unrestrictedly when we don’t allow the Holy Spirit to guide us. May we take the time to think before we speak. May God help us to tame our tongues but may we also be conscious of the words and seeds we plant daily.

Reflection Questions

1. What are some ways you can speak life into someone’s life this week?

2. What are some of the things that hinder you from speaking life? Are your words glorifying to God? Who are your friends? What words do they compose and how have their choice of words affected you?

3. Looking at your life right now, are you someone who speaks life or someone whose words bring forth death into your lives of those around you?

Verses To Ponder

“You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good? For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.” -Matthew 12:34

“Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.” -Colossians 4:6

“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” -Colossians 4:16

Backstory

Initially, I had this title “Speak life” in my draft section since September. I didn’t write anything. It was just chilling in my draft section but yesterday on my way to catch the bus, I saw a little walking to school. I saw her from a distance and right there and then, I just started speaking over her life. As she drew close to me, I said Good morning to her. She was looking at her phone and holding a brown box in her right hand. She said good morning. Then I just shared a few words with her. “You are beautiful. Have a great day.” I fastened my steps in attempt to catch my bus. As I walked, I turned around to look at the little girl, only to realize that she turn to look at me. My heart was filled with joy. I love complimenting people. Every day, as we go forth into our days, we are given opportunities to speak life into someone’s life. Little do we know the hardships that these ones are going through but the words we speak can make a difference. Yesterday’s experience led me to write this post. We must speak life and live in light of God’s love.

Thank you for taking the time to read this blog post. God bless you πŸ™πŸΏπŸ˜Š.