Run with Perseverance and Race with Endurance

Jeremiah 12: 5 “If you have raced with men on foot and they have worn you out, how can you compete with horses?  If you stumble in safe country, how will you manage in the thickets by the Jordan? It was through Jeremiah that God sends words of warning to the Israelites, to change their ways and right themselves with God. And if they did not heed those cautionary words, they would face God’s punishment. In Jeremiah 2 we read about Israel forsaking God and in verse 13 we read “My people have committed two sins: They have forsaken me, … Continue reading Run with Perseverance and Race with Endurance

Easy One Pot Chicken Rice

Today I got an easy one pot chicken rice that is yummy and can easily be prepared ahead if you know that you have a busy week ahead and want to come home and have something hearty and tasty without doing much just before. This recipe is inspired by one I found online a while ago by B Rannaghor. I use chicken thighs in this recipe which has got some bone in it, I prefer it to fillets because the bones do add favour to the dish. I have tried it before with boneless chicken and somehow found it a … Continue reading Easy One Pot Chicken Rice

Is God your Glory?

Jeremiah 2:11 “Has a nation ever changed its gods? (yet they are not gods at all). But my people have exchanged their Glory for worthless idols.” We see God described as the ‘Glory of His people’ here. It intrigued me. In 1 Samuel 15:29 we again see God described as the Glory of Israel “He who is the Glory of Israel does not lie or change His mind.” In Luke 2:32 we read “The Lord is a light of revelation to the gentiles and the glory of your people Israel.” Who are the people of God? In Genesis 12:2, God … Continue reading Is God your Glory?

Let God be your Fuel and Fire

Jeremiah, the son of Hilkiah belonged to a family of priests in Benjamin. In Jeremiah 1 we read how God calls Jeremiah to be His prophet. The word of the Lord came to Jeremiah saying “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you, before you were born, I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” When God says something so profound and clear with a specific plan for you, you might think that you would feel thoroughly equipped, emboldened and well positioned to step into the role and carry out the task God … Continue reading Let God be your Fuel and Fire

Awaken my Soul with a Renewed Purpose

As we spend time this week reflecting on the events that happened in the last week of Jesus’s life that culminated on the cross, and what this week should mean to us as followers of Christ, I have been trying to not let this week just come and go without giving it the recognition and importance it rightly deserves. This does not mean that we usually take for granted the gift of salvation that we receive, but sometimes we can allow for this week to slide by, doing what we are expected to do without giving it too much pause. … Continue reading Awaken my Soul with a Renewed Purpose

I Have Called You Friends

Jesus is our king, our Lord and Saviour and also our friend. We don’t have to choose between Him being our Lord or our friend. He is both to us. We worship Him, revere Him and at the same time we confide in Him like we would a friend.    I was reading the parable of the wedding banquet in Mathew 22. Jesus speaks this parable in response to a remark made by one of the guests at a banquet about ‘the feast of the kingdom of God’. Briefly, Jesus points out that many are invited to be part of … Continue reading I Have Called You Friends

I will Praise You, Lord

At times when we feel a disconnect from God, we can feel lost, our anchor adrift and the silence that comes when we are not communing with God as we should can be soul crushing. In those moments, clarity of who truly is the solid rock on which we stand comes into focus. Psalms are like a lifeline to me in those moments, they help me stay focused on God, voicing words that I struggle to find and remind me of His constant presence. Psalm 138 is a psalm written by David when he was in less than ideal circumstances. … Continue reading I will Praise You, Lord

Little or Great Faith

Mathew 17:14-20 “When they came to the crowd, a man approached Jesus and knelt before him. “Lord, have mercy on my son,” he said. “He has seizures and is suffering greatly. He often falls into the fire or into the water. I brought him to your disciples, but they could not heal him.”  “You unbelieving and perverse generation,” Jesus replied, “how long shall I stay with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring the boy here to me.” Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of the boy, and he was healed at that moment.  Then the disciples came to Jesus in … Continue reading Little or Great Faith

One Pot Chicken and Mushroom Risoni Pasta

A quick, easy and creamy Risoni pasta that is ideal for weeknight dinners. Risoni pasta also known as Orzo pasta resembles large grained rice. I was inspired by one of the Domestic Geek’s recipes and I added my flare to it and made it my own. This pasta recipe does not require you to cook the pasta separately and then add it into the sauce. This is all done in one pot making it so much easier and it takes all of about 20 – 30 mins from start to finish. The protein that you use here can be according … Continue reading One Pot Chicken and Mushroom Risoni Pasta

When Uncertainty Prevails

Mathew 11:3 “Are you the one who was to come, or should we expect someone else?” This question was asked by John the Baptist. He was in prison at the time because he confronted Herod Antipas about his sinful relationship with his brother’s wife and was imprisoned as a result (Mathew 14). Jesus had been travelling through the region of Galilee, teaching, preaching, healing and casting out demons. John’s disciples were visiting him in prison telling him all that Jesus was doing and he sends his disciples to ask Jesus this question. Doubt can ever so often come knocking   “Are … Continue reading When Uncertainty Prevails