Nearly the end of the year..Make it count!

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I always find the last few weeks of the year extra tiresome because in my head it feels like I have literally been working every day 24/7. It is easy for me to get bored, distracted and in a bid to keep myself getting out of bed each morning, I may start a random new project which I will go on to drop some time in the new year. As you know I have been focusing on growing spiritually and cleaning up my inner world. As a result I am not falling into my same patterns from yester years. Instead I have chosen to look again at what I know God has revealed to me. To check my gifts/ talents: am I growing and using them or working on using them in the best way; as God designed.

In addition I am checking my environment. Who am I around? Am I being inspired and inspiring others? Am I praying for God to help me see things the way he sees so that I don’t come up with my own warped conclusions. Continual growth is essential. I find especially when you are coming to the end of a season I.e. a year, be determined to see 2014 out knowing that you didn’t grow sloppy towards the end.

Peace!

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Die Empty

Today I woke to the sad news that Dr Myles Munroe, his wife and daughter all died in a plane crash. Yesterday I was on a plane and so it really hit home for me how fragile life is and the fact that we really do not know the day or the hour God will call us home. I learned so much from Dr Munroe. It was his teachings that first introduced me to the unique yet complimentary designs of man and woman in a way that I truly understood. So today I am praying for his family amd church. However I believe the best way to honour him is to really live an empowered purposeful life. To not let his teaching be in vain. To give all God has given me to give and to die empty.

RIP.

NM x

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Everyone can help in some way.

Greetings from Paris! Sorry my post is later than usual. I was literally on the plan at 8 and was so caught up in the journey, I forgot to post. Forgive me! So…my friend and I were looking for the metro stop to get to the Eiffel tower and just could not see it. This sweet lady, I am guessing over about the age of 65 walks up to us and in the little english she could speak asks us where we want to go. I can’t speak French and she knew little english but somehow we understood enough of each other for her to direct us. I was so touched because she had literally gone out of her way to help. What a blessing she is!

I know it sounds extra but after saying thank you I also prayed for God to protect and bless her abundantly. I then started thinking how rare it was for me to go out of my way to help others. That needs to change.

How can you be a help today amd everyday?

NM x

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Living according to your unique design

The inspiration for this post came from something I saw this morning. I was listening to Hezekiah Walker’s song ‘Amazing’. The first part says “It’s so amazing, your love for me…If not for your grace where would I be”. While listening to the song I saw a cat walking along the slim edge of the roof. It was peacefully walking along on top of this like 5 level block of apartments. I was amazed! The cat did not slip, was not moved by the wind and was solely focused on looking forward, getting to its destination. I then thought how amazing it was that the cat had been specially designed by God to be able to walk in that way. If I tried, it would probably result in sudden death!

How crazy is it then that we all still find oursleves doing and saying and behaving in ways that God has not designed us to. Then when we feel the painful consequences of having e.g. a bad attitude, lack of faith, poor eating habits, not exercising, and so many other things, we get shocked. It should not be so! A while back I told myself I needed to make living by God’s design my priority because all other ways lead to death. Death of hope, faith, love and every other important thing ever in life. You see as the Bible says there is a way that seems right to man but leads to death. In the same way, when we trust in God it leads to life. Life to hope, love, faith and every other good thing.

In my mind, God’s way is my only option. Why settle for less?

NM x

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Distracted? Confused? Who are you listening to?

Ever found yourself going against your beliefs and convictions because of pressure and influence from other people. This is nothing new. There is a story in the Bible where Moses goes to spend time with God at Mount Sinai. There he receives specific words from God to share with the people (Exodus 31-32). However the people he left while he had this quiet time with God grew restless. In their restlessness they committed great sin by creating an idol for themselves. How do we stop derailing ourselves by being pressured by society, family, media and everything in between?

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This extract is from Gordon MacDonald’s book ‘ordering your private world’. The answer to overcoming external pressure and noise is to get fine tuned into God. Spending time in His Word so that He can reveal his best for you.

Tired of being tired? Get in God.

NM x

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How are you using your energy? Fear vs Faith

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Something to think about…

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NM x

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Don’t force it!

Isn’t it amazing how we don’t want anyone to rule our lives or constantly tell us what to do, yet we feel perfectly fine trying to boss other people about. I noticed this about myself when I had a fall out with a friend. I could not for the life of me understand why they wanted to take a certain path. No matter how they explained the situation, I could not see it from their point of view. I spent a lot of time, energy and emotion trying to get them to see things the way I did. Nothing changed until I understood I needed to change. I needed to change my approach.

I have learned that when it come to people, I will never be able to force anyone to change. Only God can change people (and I still dont think he forces it). Instead of forcing my ideas on others (pretty much always ends badly), I need to pray and leave God to guide and develop them.

Taking this approach has given me my peace and helped me have better quality relationships. There are times I slip up and find myself being a nag. I haven’t quite perfected this yet but I am working on it and noticed my life is so much better.

NM x

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