God’s timing: slow and suddenly…

I listened to a sermon today where Joyce Meyer talked about how God’s timing is perfect but to us can come across as slow or suddenly. I have noticed how in my own life, my character and attributes such as peace, patience, self-control, joy, long-suffering have developed majorly when I was going through hard times. When I thought I could not take it anymore, I took that feeling to God and….guess what…I could take more. Yes it felt really uncomfortable but growth generally isn’t all that comfortable. So this morning I want to encourage you; in the hard times do not focus on yourself and what you believe you can/cannot take. Keep your eyes,mind, ears, heart, soul, spirit on God. He is always, always working things put for your good.

Blessings!

Nissi xoxo

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When you start to worry about loved ones…

I have spent the past couple of days worrying about travels a friend of mine is about to take. I had familiarised myself with the not so nice ‘sick with worry’ feeling and as the leaving date arrived, I had a mini revelation. I realised that just because we have labelled it normal or understandable to worry about certain things, it does not mean it is right/good. In that moment my mind also opened up to the (obvious) fact that God can (and does) look after them better than I can. Immediately the sick worry left and I started singing along to my worship cd (this revelation took place while I was driving). Praising and thanking God. 

Some things our loved ones go through do fill us with worry and dread. While they seem mind boggling to us, God is in control.

Peace!

Nissi xoxo

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The gift of Prayer part 1

In the run up to Christmas I believe that giving others the gift of prayer is one of the most powerful things you can do. It is a lifetime investment in their lives and helps them in ways they did not even know they needed help. My mum came home from a prayer meeting yesterday and when I asked her what she had been praying about, she told me it was for her children. I cannot begin to properly explain how comforted and safe I felt. You see my mum is a prayer warrior; a woman who spends dedicated time submitting her battles, worries and successes to God. It is one of the main things I learned from her and an area I am growing in.

So I thought what better way to spend the run up to Christmas than praying for people/ a specific person/ situation. Today I am praying for all those who have lost people due to war and hatred. I pray that they will be comforted by God and that He will touch their hearts and minds, that they will be able to forgive the perpetrators and live free from the prison of unforgiveness.

Nissi xx

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Let the Lord establish you.

The past few months have been filled with what I can only describe as miracles. From God opening doors to promotions, answers to prayers that have been prayed for years and Him giving me ideas and opening my eyes to new ways of seeing and being. I have been thanking God for these things and really just focusing on getting to know Him more. Why? Because I have seen that when my focused changed to getting to know God better and growing in my communication with Him, even if nothing in my circumstances changed, my perspective did and I was filled with joy and peace. I now understand and see clearer that I am not on this earth for me but for Him; that my ultimate calling is to live according to His will and not mine masquerading as His.

This morning my bible verse is:
2 Thessalonians 3:3

3 But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one.

Indeed the Lord is faithful and the more I take my eyes off myself and circumstances, the more I see it. I see how he has saved me from myself and different things that could (and really should have) derailed me. But He has and continues to be my guard.

He can be yours too.

Blessings xoxo

Nissi x

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Life could be a lot easier if…

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This scripture popped up in my daily Bible app and immediately I thought…wow! This is so much that can be drawn from it but what really struck me was that there are mo surprises or worries for God because He created everything and knows everything. That He created me and wants the best for me and even amidst seemingly confusing and hopeless times, He is in control of everything. That my mind will never be able to grasp all of this but I am safe in Him.

Safe.

There is a  lot going on in the world, in our individual lives and I just want to encourage you and myself: God is all we need. The revelation, creativity and wisdom we gain just by knowing Him, spending time with Him is all we need.

God has it worked out you don’t have to!

Nissi xx

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The personal fight for change

This morning I was thinking about a change I want to make in my life. I have been playing with the idea of becoming vegetarian for health reasons. Because I have been thinking about it, I have instinctively started reducing the amount of meat I eat. I haven’t even tried to, it has just happened. Almost like my meat sensors are slowly being decreased. I have been thinking about this change because I have noticed that the more my mind grabs hold of the idea that I will be healthier without meat, the less i want it. It is quite amazing really because when I first considered going vegetarian, I thought it would be an almost impossible task.

This process has made me think about change in general and the way we over complicate it. I am convicted that if you are not 100% sold to the change you want to make, you get caught in this yoyo process of taking 2 steps forward and 5 steps back; generally living frustrated and hoping you could be a better person. I have lived like that myself and going through my current ‘journey to vegetarianism’, I have now experienced a better way. Today I pray that with whatever we decide to do, let us harness the beautiful power of the mind that God has given us. I also invite you to join me inviting God into every decision. With God guiding us and our minds fully set, it is impossible to fail. Impossible.

Nissi xx

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Lessons from dad

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As you know a lot of my writing is about self-esteem, healing through talking, writing and the creative arts and genrally taking time to reflect on our unique experience. Along my journey I have met, coached and mentored young women (and myself) struggling to find their place in the world. My reflections have led me to think about the solid foundation my parents gave me and why I could always find my way back home. By “home”, I mean to the arms of God and His true identity for me. 

There are some lessons, vital, life-changing lessons that I have learned from my dad (earthly father) along the way too that I have kept me grounded, at my best and ready to face any challenge. I am aware that many people have not had good experiences with their dad’s. Or maybe do not even know them. I am also aware that it is hard raising young men and women in this generation where it seems that morals are fluid and there are no golden rules of respect etc. This book draws on my experiences and the lessons I learned. I share them with you in the hope that they can change and enlighten your life as the lessons have mine.

I promise you, it is impossible to read these lessons and remain the same.

Buy it here.

Nissi xx

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