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He Looked beyond My Faults and healed me

Song: He looked beyond my faults by Vanessa Bell

Sharing your struggles can sometimes be very uncomfortable, especially as want people to think we have everything together. However, this is not always the case and we don’t encounter some valleys and trials.

Since Wednesday I was very down, distressed and troubled inside of me.  I was going through so much pain that I almost collapsed because it was all too much for me. Because of this, I stopped praying and reading my bible. This mid-morning and afternoon while I was fellowshipping with God Something divine happened to me . As my heart was bleeding profusely from my battles in life. I was tried and exhausted and I didn’t feel the urge to pray. However, I felt that it was alright and I was at peace and because the Spirit makes intercessions and groans in which we cannot express (Romans 8:26). In other words, I felt that at this particular  time, God wanted to heal the pain and hurt that had kept me bound and stopped me from prayer and intercession.  As I was in fellowship with God,  I was in another place, a place that was so peaceful and where my joy, faith, and love was recovered, where it didn’t matter if I made if I stumbled because his forgiveness was more than enough to remove all mistakes. So I just quietly sat as He heard all my pain, troubles, concerns  and healed me from my agonies and lifted me. Throughout my fellowship,  tears just continues to flow from my eyes down to my chin as the power of the Holy Spirit continued to administer to me and heal me. (Psalm 55:22, 1 Peter 5:7).  So rest assured and know that God does understand our hurts and feelings by opening ourselves to him and pray as well.

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It’s not easy when the valleys come in your life and the natural tendency for me is to withdraw or allow my circumstances to dictate my life  But not I know, I can run to Him who understands me feelings and in Him, my faith, love, peace abides in Him. I don’t need to fix everything,  rather, I want to trust in Him with all of my heart and lean not unto my own understanding (Proverbs 3:5), even if it means, people cut me out or don’t wish the best for me.

I really don’t know what to say but say  thank you Jesus, because you looked beyond my faults and who other people or even myself would condemn me for, and you saw the best in me. In you I am made whole  ( scripture which I got from bible study on Friday). Keep holding on, and you will see the light at the end of the tunnel. Just as this song above healing. I pray, that it may bring healing to your life as well.


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Count It All Joy

Over the past few days, I’ve  thinking about the topic “Count It All Joy”, so I’ve uploaded a song that relates to this and the lyrics. James 1:2 says  Count it all joy when you fall into various trials. We all go through some trials and storms at some point. It becomes so important to develop a positive outline when you feel like your in the valley. I have good news, keep walking, be happy and give God the praise, all things work together for good to those who love God, who; or that in all things God works together with those who love him to bring about what is good. Romans 8:28


Count it all joy, all that you are going through, even when your feeling down

Count it all joy, each moment is a gift to you. So turn it all around

It’s hard to understand sometimes
Is there a master plan
How do I make sense of everything I’m going through
But maybe it’s not ours to know
So we have to learn to let things go
And simply try to make the most
Of every day and have the faith
That somehow we will find our way

So count it all joy, all that you’re going through
Even when you’re feeling down
Count it all joy, each moments a gift to you
So turn it all around
And even in the darkest night
If you look hard enough
There’s a trace of sunlight waiting there
Yes waiting there for you

Sharp vision

Been searching everywhere to find
That rainbow in the air
Whenever I came close it just seemed to disappear
I had to change my point of view
Start looking at myself
I can’t believe I never knew
Everything that I need
Was right here yes inside of me

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I don’t have to be afraid
From today I have the faith
That somehow I will find my way


So count it all joy, all that I’m going through
Even when I’m feeling down
Count it all joy, each moments a gift to you
So turn it all around
And even in the darkest night
If I look straight ahead
There’s a trace of sunlight waiting there


Yes waiting there for me and you


Stay blessed and encouraged 🙂

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What is Christmas to you?

Christmas is coming!!   Christmas tree

In the  beauty and glamor that surrounds us. The warm cosy feeling of sharing delicious food, laughing and spending precious time with family and loved ones, Christmas is  a very special day to many people across the globe.

I don’t know what this day might mean to you, a “Happy holiday”, or think of it as another day.December 25th is a day set aside to acknowledge and celebrate the birth of Jesus, and to understand the purpose of Jesus Christ.

Where are you going to spend Christmas????

Gifts come in all sort of shapes and sizes. Personally I believe that it is a blessing to offer a gift to those that we love and care for.

But today I would like to just stop and take the time to share one reason why this day is so special.

If we look deeper into the birth of Jesus in Matthew chapter 2 we find that the types of gifts here are known as “grace gifts”, (which were given by not only the wise men but  also God himself) . These types of gifts are gifts from the heart and there are impossible to measure the cost, a gift which says that ” I value you”.

If we read verse 9- 11″  After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen in the east went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they were overjoyed On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh.”

The wise men had never seen Jesus before, yet they understood  the importance of Jesus birth. Linking this passage to John 3:16  this always reminds me that Jesus is the greatest gift of all, who came to save us. That is when I realized the importance of a gift that you may offer/receive, but to also consider what the gift  REPRESENTS.

As I have mentioned before, you may have not the money to the buy a gift that you were hoping to give, but let tell you that there are some gifts that you can still offer, which don’t have a price tag attached to them. The value that you place on a relationship, the service you offer to anyone are also forms of gifts too. Last but not least my favourite the gift of memories. I have remembered times where the encouragement and the company of a friend and family has been more than enough, during  times of needs, hardship, breakdown,hopelessness. Personally I could never put a price on these moments, as they are memories that I will always be grateful for.

Merry Christmas :)

Whatever you have desired to give, even if you feel it is small or insignificant, let us give out of love, joy not out of reluctance or obligation because it’s that times where everyone else exchanges gifts. This brings me to a very important question for all of us to think about. How do we give back to the one who has given Himself (Jesus)?.

Well that’s all for me today , have a merry Christmas everyone, eat, smile , laugh, be merry and remember something good for me 🙂