Month: January 2015

John 1:3. Through him all things were made: without him nothing was made that has been made.

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Job 12:7-10. But ask the animals, and they will teach you; or birds of the air and they will tell you; or speak to the earth and it will teach you; or let the fish of the sea inform you. Which of all these does not know that the hand of the lord has done this. In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind.

My love for nature amplified after I read this verse for the first time. I remember having a really vivid dream and in it I was surrounded by extremely beautiful views of nature.  Mountains, oceans, hills,. lakes and really amazing images of the sky.  As freaky as it might sound lol I woke up smiling and just in complete joy.  It’s so hard to explain, but I seriously felt like I saw a snippet of what Heaven might look like, and I remember just desperately wishing there was a place on earth that could match the beauty of what I saw.  Intrigued, I decided to look up what the bible says about Creation and this verse from job was the first that came up.

It’s amazing because creation and nature teach me so much about faith.  Like this morning, I was up running an errand (yeap, so very early in the morning lol) and  I captured the beauty of the sky just as the sun was beginning to rise.  If you’ve experienced that moment just as the sun is rising, you’d know how jaw-dropping the sky looks at that point.  The whole section of the clouds and sky lit all shades of orange, and yellow, pink… it was amazing.    I parked the car to the side and smiled and I couldn’t help but think…. wow. If there was someone anywhere who was having a tough season, if only they could see what I saw and be encouraged to know that there is a God who can make it all better.

Creation teaches us as this verse explains, about the majesty of God.  He shares this beauty with us as if to say, ‘Hey, if for a little moment you doubt in me, look to the birds or the trees or the ocean and know that I’m all around you.’  I like to think that God knew that by his creation he had an opportunity to physically woo us, make us smile and let us be marvelled by everything that cannot be made from any human being.  What a clever and absolutely creative Lord! hehe

I saw the sky this morning and it reminded again about God’s unfailing love! Do you ever wonder how amazing it is that whether people believe in God or not, everyone at some point in their life has a jaw-dropping moment like I had this morning.  Everyone gets to experience the beauty in God’s creation, share in the amazement and joy of Nature and animals.  See, another example that no matter who you are, or whether or not you believe in a living God… Jesus Christ loves you! Adores you! Cares for you! And want’s you to share in everything He has created! 🙂

Job 12:7-10. But ask the animals, and they will teach you; or birds of the air and they will tell you; or speak to the earth and it will teach you; or let the fish of the sea inform you. Which of all these does not know that the hand of the lord has done this. In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind.

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Breaking Free :)

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I started reading ‘Breaking Free’ by Beth Moore.  I’m going to be honest here, and embarrass myself because I am not a reader. It’s not that I don’t like reading, I think I’m real fussy on what book to read, having the time to read, not knowing what good-read’s are out.  It’s probably why my grammar sucks, spelling sucks. But here’s to new beginnings right? 🙂

I had no intention to read any book, I haven’t read a full book since highschool :/  but this book ‘Breaking Free’ By Beth Moore was one I heard only once, a LONG time ago.  Actually, it’s one of the books that was quoted by the people who write ‘The Word for Today’.  and a friend said she was meaning to read and that’s how I came to know it.  ANYHOW, I was walking around my sisters house and I see this book sitting on her dresser, but I don’t think I’d use the word ‘sitting’.  It was more, ‘Popping out’ lol like in a weird way, trying to grab my attention hehe

I started reading it yesterday and not even exaggerating, in the first few pages the author got me.  Her love for God is breath-taking.  I can feel the passion in her writing.  But what’s more impressive is her knowledge and her ability to get to the point.

I haven’t finished it, probably almost half way.  I’m not even going to share all of the amazing points that she writes on, I’ll leave that for you to read.  I’ll post up what I feel needs to mention, and keep myself updated via the blog on how it all goes. It’s so amazing, convicting… and I haven’t even finished lol


I also have to mention, that today I met two young girls  and spoke with a nun.  The two young girl’s came from completely different world’s and we all just met this morning.  Through meeting them I was reminded that desiring God isn’t an ‘out-of-the-ordinary’ thing to do.  Getting to know God is done privately by so many people.  There is always people who journey with God privately, or shy away from proclaiming their love for God because it is assumed that loving God comes with a ‘certain image’…. as if you’re meant to be seen as ‘Holy, holy’ – let me tell you, that this journey with God can be as slow as you need it to be, or as fast as want it to be.  The main point is that you accept God, love him and TRY out this journey righteously with him. You won’t get transformed overnight, you may not even know how you change in the process.  It happens so gracefully. So, be bold and don’t fit into the crowd. If God has worked wonder’s in your life, admit that it’s His doing! 🙂

The nun I had a conversation with this morning said two things that stood out to me. The first was in the task of ‘asking’, she said: ‘If God says you need it, you’re guaranteed to get it.’if you don’t get what you have asked of God, then you don’t need it. Simple.” The other was: “You can’t be in the Presence of God and not receive anything”. Meaning, being in prayer, surrendering yourself fully to God, or even being around people who illuminates God’s Glory, you have to believe that you won’t walk away empty handed.  Whether what you walk away with is physical or not, there is always something valuable! #Truth

And finally, thought I’d just put it out there that I’m just as you. I am a sinner. I am tempted the same.  I do things I’m not proud of.  I have weaknesses. I can admit, that I need to read the bible more often than I am. And I have a story to tell on what’s allowed me to be confident in God, and be shameless about my love for Him.

I don’t share this to make you feel better, i share it because I hope to encourage you to believe that Jesus DESIRES you just as you are. All flaws and everything. He understand’s that we get afraid sometimes, he understand’s that we live in a chaotic world, he know’s your heart’s desires.  God know’s our human nature because Jesus once walked this earth, the same grounds, as you and I.  Hence, God know’s more about us, than we know.  He just need’s Acceptance.

Enjoy the upcoming weekend. And be blessed! x

Falling in love.

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I opened up my 2015 year by attending a midnight New Years Eve Mass.  At this mass, several things I heard stood out to me, one  which really stood out was when the priest urged everyone gathered that if it is something to remember on this new journey into 2015, it is to never forget the reason why we fell in love with God. To never forget where, when and how it all started.

When I think about this, I think about 2010 a time where I fell in Love with the Grace of God.  I was a 17 year old facing a lot of the same troubles and challenges our young people are experiencing and I needed God to seal this desire I had to be free from what was going on in my life at the time.  It was New Years eve and God took me to a place called the Tyburn Monastery in the Bombay Hills in South Auckland.  I was blessed with the opportunity to do a retreat there, but I wasn’t that excited that I was going.  Anyways, it was New Years Day and I remember walking into the bushes/valley/or forest whichever one lol and I had this weird feeling  to keep walking… I wanted to be lost among the nature, I remember only wanting to be alone.  I kept walking until I found myself at the corner of the edge of a cliff.  It was Morning, and dead silent. What was beautiful about that small cliff  was that  everything around me was dark because of the shade of all the trees, but the  spot where I decided to stop walking  had the most light, had a circular view  looking up into  the blue sky.  I was in the exact spot where the sun’s ray were beaming right on me.  It’s weird  cause I remember stopping there, and taking in the view and then having this need to talk out loud.  My talking out loud led to my crying lol then from there hearing God tell me let everything out.  To forgive those who hurt me, to surrender to him all of me  so that I could start again with God. So long story short, it was there that I let go of all my strongholds. I felt renewed and restored.  I fell in love with the mystery of who God was.  I fell in love with the joy I was experiencing knowing that I could only hope in him.  I fell in love with the way he managed to help me find forgiveness.  I fell in love with who I was in His presence, and knowing that my faith in Him, the Creator of all good things, was all I ever needed.

Ever since, Tyburn Monastery, and it’s surrounding hold such a special place in me. I call it home because it’s there where I can  be my weakest, and be re-fuelled all at once. i  2014 had been a roller coaster year. I was going through more tough seasons than I was use to.  Then in the last couple of months of 2014 I felt the most joy I had ever been in since 2010.

In the weekend just gone, I went to Bombay to stay overnight.   It was so fitting for how in awe of Jesus I was becoming in the CHristmas season.  As expected, I fell in love with God again.  All the reasons that changed me in 2010 was all the Grace I was experiencing.  I was surrounded with pray warriors (of different christian denominations). I met people who I felt knew me, but I had only met them.   I grew in my confidence in God.

If you made it this far reading through my novel, lol I have only what I just mentioned as an example of God’s transformation of me.  He may only seem like a supernatural force that weird Christian people pray to, but God is so much more than  that.  His Presence is what inspires me the most.  I have some much conviction in Jesus because I’ve experienced more of life through Him.  God’s not waiting for you to accept Him for Him to love you.  He is already trying to walk with you, even if you don’t believe in Him.  I   share my love for God not only because I want you to accept God  but mainly because it’s through a Jesus-led journey that you get to experience all the things you’ve never wondered or thought existed.  It’s like a first time mother who says that it is only when they see their first child that they love something more than they thought.  It’s exactly what it feels like being in God’s presence. I never knew how much more love I can receive or give.

My conviction in my Faith and belief in a living God is in the beauty of creation, it is in the most beautiful sunrise or sunset you’ve ever seen.  It is in the most beautiful views of nature you’ve experienced.  My conviction is in the love of family or friends.  It is in the beauty of Marriage. It is in the birth of a new child. In the experience of a Miracle.

For my well wishes for 2015, I pray for God manifestation in your life 😀

thanks for reading hehe

God Bless 🙂