Truths Gleaned From Daily Life

Seize the day!

Posted on: September 10th, 2016 by Sandi A No Comments


The Latin phrase ‘carpe diem’ is taken from the Roman poet Horace. Carpe literally means ‘seize, enjoy, make use of‘ and Diem is ‘day’. In other words, Make the most of your day!; Enjoy your day!

I’d like to take it further by saying make the most of your time and the season that you are in. Time and time again while growing up, I heard the phrase, ‘time wasted shall never be regained.‘ This is true in some ways because there are many opportunities that present themselves before us and sometimes they will never come knocking again. So my friend, I encourage you to make the most of every opportunity you get in this life.

I am a little over a week into my marriage. It’s a totally new phase of life and understandably, I don’t really know what I am doing, because I have never been down this path before! The good thing is that there are those around me and my husband who have walked this path and have gladly shared words of wisdom that are and will continue to help us on this new adventure.

I am determined to live out this marriage intentionally and to enjoy the journey and make the most of every opportunity it brings!

I encourage you to make the most of every season you are in. If you’re studying, work hard and play hard; if you’ve just started your career – give it your all. Whoever you are I always encourage everybody to take the time to travel, make new friends (from different cultures) and learn new skills. If you’re a new parent, enjoy the moments with your young ones, because they will soon grow up! Whatever season you are in, God has a great plan for your life and He will guide you if you let Him.

Believe it, Receive it and Live it out!

Bless you!

4 reasons why you should read the Bible

Posted on: July 19th, 2016 by Sandi A No Comments


I believe it’s very important to make a habit of reading your Bible. I mean, if you’re a Christian, how else can you get edified? Yes, you can read Christian blogs, listen to sermons, prophetic words and worship music, but that shouldn’t take the place of personal Bible reading.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 says: “All Scripture is God-breathed [given by divine inspiration] and is profitable for instruction, for conviction [of sin], for correction [of error and restoration to obedience], for training in righteousness [learning to live in conformity to God’s will, both publicly and privately—behaving honorably with personal integrity and moral courage]; 17 so that the[a]man of God may be complete and proficient, outfitted and thoroughly equipped for every good work.

As I read that I see several reasons why reading the Bible is good for us:

1: Instruction – the Bible is full of instructions for us on how to live our life. Some of these instructions may be easier to carry out than others, but with God all things are possible. There is grace available for you for every single thing God asks you to do.

2: Conviction – the Bible really does have a way of showing you where you’re not on the right track with God. Always remember that the Holy Spirit convicts specifically. The enemy doesn’t convict but he brings general guilt. For example, if I lie, the Holy Spirit will zone in and say ‘hey, that right there wasn’t good’, but the enemy will bring thoughts that make me feel like I am not good enough and I’m not a good Christian etc etc. So the point here is that,as you read the Bible, you find that you will start seeing specific areas where you are not walking right. You also get better at knowing when God is speaking to you, because He never contradicts His own Word.

3: Correction – just as you get convicted by reading the Word, you also get corrected. The Bible simply shows you which way to go. It corrects your attitudes and actions.

4: Training in righteousness – the Amplified Bible put it well when it said, “learning to live in conformity to God’s will, both publicly and privately – behaving honorably with personal integrity and moral courage” I can not agree more. We cannot achieve righteousness by our own ideas and works. Reading the Bible through the help of the Holy Spirit will help you know how to live a righteous life.

All in all, reading the Bible is good for you and for me to. As verse 17 puts it, the Scripture enables men and women of God to be complete, proficient, outfitted and thoroughly equipped for every good work. That means that it will help you live your day-to-day life and to fulfill your calling.

So be encouraged friend, go and read your Bible! If you don’t know where to start, use a Bible plan, or have a go at it with a friend for accountability.

Bless You =)


You delight in showing mercy

Posted on: June 14th, 2016 by Sandi A No Comments


One of my favourite songs of all time is  Higher by Jaye Thomas and The Cry. You can check it out here

It is about God hearing us when we call out to him. Today I just want to encourage you that God hears you. He moves at the sound of your voice. Did you get that? He MOVES at the sound of your voice.  Think about it!

Deuteronomy 30:9 says that ‘The Lord will again take delight in prospering you.

As you go about your things, remember that God does not bless us begrudgingly. His pleasure is to do us good. He loves to show mercy. He is never irritable or edgy. You don’t have to catch Him on a good day for Him to bless you. He loves you and wants to bless you. He DELIGHTS in you. That means that He doesn’t just LOVE you but He also LIKES you.

I’ll say that again, He LIKES you!

What a friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear. What a privilege it is to carry everything to God in prayer. 

Prayer: Lord help me believe this truth, that you truly move at the sound of my voice, and that you are eager to bless me more than I know, Amen.