Thursday, 23 April 2015

three. this album changed my life!




Guys, seriously this album has altered my relationship with God. This man is seriously blessed, God's hand is all over him. I've literally been listening to this everyday over the last month or so.

Not going to lie, I was very hesitant to give him a chance, one because of the name (Lol I know I'm not the only one!) and secondly, I just never really got Christian Rap/Hip-Hop, honestly just thought the whole thing was really cheesy tbh (coming from a hard Hip-Hop fan!) but I guess that's where discipline and changing your ways come in. I'm only now just really getting into this genre of music and am excited to find similar musicians. Already loving Lecrae and Mali Music also.

I digress.

What an amazing documentation of the ups and downs of this journey with Christ this is. I encourage everyone to give this a listen and expect a change in the way you do and think things regarding Jesus.

My favourite track, without a doubt is 'The Vow,' I'm sure I've said this before somewhere but at the risk of repeating myself, it's one of the best written tracks I've ever heard. 

'Will you marry me and leave this world behind?'

Such an important and necessary question to progress in this walk with the Lord. Furthermore, it really is a marriage isn't it? I mean, during the ceremony you make the vow to be with this person forever despite wealth, health etc and be faithful and dedicated and ultimately just playing your part which is essentially what we're doing when we recognise Jesus as our Lord and saviour. 

Shout out to B-Luv for putting this to music because we all know how powerful music is, it's such an important and encouraging song that everyone needs to hear to be quite honest.

My other favourites are 'Guidance,' 'The Gospel' and 'Eternity.' But the album in it's entirety is pretty amazing. 

You can find out about and hear more Christian rappers on Rapzilla.com

Check out the album 'Growth' on Spotify or buy on iTunes!


nightly prayer two

Dear Lord,

Help me to not hold on to the wrong doing of others - family or otherwise - We're all sinners not excluding myself and I must learn to forgive as you continuously show me mercy and forgiveness. 

Help me to fight the urge to argue back at every opportunity and to choose my battles with wise counsel, constantly seeking your guidance in every situation. 

Heal my heart, oh Lord. 

Lord you know my heart, you know my past and what I've been through and I just glorify your name and give you glory for giving me another chance. I'm so thankful for your mercy and grace.

Help me to pass those tests you throw my way to help me grow spiritually and seek you in everything I say, think and do. 

Help me to serve others and minister to those around me and bring them to your Kingdom. Thank you for your protection, your blessings, your grace, your guidance and your promises for my life. Continue to instill your ways in me and continue to use me for your glory and fill me up with love and wisdom. 

I am an empty vessel for you to fill up. 

More of you and less of me, Lord. 

Thank you

Amen.



Wednesday, 22 April 2015

unapologetically me

From this day forward, I'm not apologising for being myself.

I'm not apologising for my shortcomings and I'm certainly not apologising for my strengths and talents.


God didn't create me to hide amongst people and to be threatened by others but to be bold and courageous and stand firmly in my beliefs and I believe I have as much right as the next man to live my life and do what God has called me to do.


I don't know about you, but I love me and everything that makes me me. I don't see my flaws as negatives and I will never let anyone use my own flaws against me. I'm loving my whole self without limit and will continue to be the person God created me to be.


Yours unapologetically.





(After watching a sermon by Toure and Sarah Roberts I felt compelled to make a bold decision and I plan to stick by this no matter how low I get and even during the highs. Fearless & Unapologetic now that's the motto!)


think UP + don't settle.



Had to share this with you all.

Stay blessed!


nightly prayer

Dear Lord,

I'm so sorry for everyone I've wronged today. Anyone who feels as though I have offended, hurt or physically hurt in any way with my words, actions or thoughts. You know my heart and you know the person I am despite my mistakes and the way I treat others, sometimes without much thought. I just ask that you change my heart oh Lord, and that I can learn from the mistakes and sins I have committed today to make tomorrow better. Please forgive me so that everything I do from today onwards brings glory to you and people see you in everything I say and do and thought my thoughts are of seeking you and praising your mighty name.
I also ask that you forgive those who have offended and hurt me and that you show mercy on them and bless them, Lord may they come to know you as I have.

Thank you, Lord.

Heavenly father I just ask you to have mercy on me and give me the direction and guidance I seek. Right now, I feel as though I'm at a standstill and although my relationship with you is growing, I'm unsure of what I can be doing to glorify your name and bring others to your kingdom. I know my skills and strengths but Lord, I just ask you highlight to me the direction you have designated for me. Open my eyes to see what is going on around me and more importantly, your intentions for me. Make it clearer to me Lord. You know how my mind works and I can be thinking hundreds of things all at once so I ask you for that spirit of peace of mind and clarity and your wisdom. In your mighty name, I receive it - what you will do for me in the future and I thank you for everything that has brought to me this point. I thank you for your continual guidance and grace. I'm so expectant and looking forward to getting to know more of your ways and sharing my testimony with others.

Lord, you are amazing! I'm so thankful! I pray everyone I love and care about gets to have this awesome encounter with you.

Thank you Jesus.

Amen.




Monday, 16 March 2015

two. one day, two revelations.

Hi guys, thanks for checking out the blog today. Just wanted to share with you two big things that have been revealed to me today.

1) When God says no, it doesn't mean maybe next time, it doesn't mean try again. It means NO! 

Let me explain.



Monday, 9 March 2015

one. the fast


Guys, I have to share with you the amazing encounter I've had with God this past week!

First off, I wasn't going to create this blog until after a quick google search for 'young black christian women' and unfortunately, I couldn't find what I was looking for. I truly believe it's important to be able to relate to someone especially in this walk with Christ so here's to hoping this reaches the more young women like me!

Anyway, back to what this post is about!