The fact is, most of us Christians know our identity lies in what Jesus did on the cross and in the love God shows every day. Living it, however, is a very different thing. Following God is ever so easy in his house, but come Monday morning and whatever our weeks bring us; we all too often forget God and go solo. As explained before, the best way is God’s way, but all too often we become convinced we know best and do things the way we want to, and therein lies the nature of human sin. Ultimately; God’s way leads to joy and ultimate fulfilment. The wages of sin is death and our pursuit of such desires will always be fruitless, leaving us wanting. But why, if we know all of this, do we fall short so consistently? Continue reading
(one for the women out there)
The whole women thing in church is a big issue! Right???
Well that is what we are told, we are told that to be a women in leadership is a big deal, it is something which is questionable amongst churches and that we should be aware of whether it is actually biblical. Continue reading
Hey guys :) These are my edited notes from the event Woman to Woman I attended way back in first year. Hope you’re blessed!
The world has an ideal for the perfect woman: stunningly beautiful, feminine, domestic, confident, sexy but not slutty, independent, dependable, successful, etc.
It also has an ideal for the perfect man: toned, muscular, smart, charming etc.
However, these are all unobtainable. No woman or man can be that perfect.
If you, as a person, focus too much on this ideal, your focus shifts off everything (Colossians 3:2), especially when God has a plan for you.
We’ve all heard the saying that goes something like this:
“Natural beauty radiates from the inside as well as the outside“.
Beauty is only skin deep, but who are we? Proverbs 31:10a says:
“Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain” (KJV)
“Charm can mislead and beauty soon fades” (The Message)
What is our IDENTITY?
Identity is who we are to the very core of us: our values, beliefs, personality, character…
What is our IMAGE?
Image is the visual picture we have of ourselves and what we present to the world.
At this point, you, the reader, should weigh the truths and lies about yourself.
Take these points below and read them out to yourself, slowly and carefully or out loud. Repeat them over and over to yourself.
Look at your pretty/handsome face in the mirror each morning and tell yourself: “I AM BEAUTIFUL/HANDSOME“.
- I am the only person who embodies my looks, character…
- I am the only me.
- I am not a duplicate.
- I am intricately and perfectly designed by God.
- There’s nothing God doesn’t know about me.
- As I grow, He is revealing to me who I am.
- I am are never ever going to come to the end of knowing who you am because I am constantly being molded like clay on God’s pottery wheel.
- God wants me to live freely knowing that I are beautifully, wonderfully and fearfully made by Him (Psalm 139:14).
- He made me as an individual and knows me as an individual.
- God has created me to be MEE!!!