Mobile phone top-ups and booster packages are great marketing gimmicks, for the simple reason that they capitalise on man’s insatiable need to talk. I would be willing to wager that the minute a phone tariff plan that offered 10, 000 voice minutes a month is announced, a queue would form of people willing to sign up for it.In like manner, I often wonder how much a day booster package would cost. By this I refer to an option which could allow one to buy an extra 5 hours say, per day. In other words while for most people their Tuesday […]
A selection of inspiring articles to help you grow spiritually in the Christian faith.
My friend, Kwame stopped me in the hallway the other day; from the way he tugged at my shirt I could tell he had a lot on his mind. “It’s Ndlovu”, he said, without my having to prompt him, “he’s gone missing!” Those three words told me all I needed to know and why he was in such distress. Ndlovu was Kwame’s childhood friend. They had been raised on the same council estate in East London. But that was about all they had in common, apart from their friendship of course. You see Ndlovu was gifted, no that is putting it mildly; he was a child prodigy. From the day he set his long tapered fingers on the ivory white keys of the grand piano in the school hall; you could tell this one was set apart for greatness.
“Abraham’s blessings are mine…I am blessed in the morning, noon and evening”, often declared with a wide range of voices and vigorous thumping of hand claps has to be the most popular song today.
Grace. Another word we throw about with little thought to its meaning. Grace comes from the Latin gratia which loosely translates into English as “free”. However, we often overlook the fact that although to us something may be free, someone has already paid a price for it. This understanding must remain in mind as we continue, it is one to which I will return again.
God’s principles work; end of story.
I marvel that even in the lives of people you would not put down as believers; you see Bible principles working.
A friend shared this with me, earlier on in the week. I thought it might bless you – Pastor One obvious benefit of the 70 days programme for me is weight loss. I am not a glutton, but I love my food. If only for the pleasure of a well cooked meal or even the instant energy hit of a high calorie fast food. I find very hard to exercise or stick to a diet, but each year when the prayer & fasting programme comes round – bang my weight drops.
Last night, I was forced to go through all the letters you’d sent to me over the past years. A long time ago, I had selected my favourite ones into aspecial box in my heart.
I can guarantee that you would be out of my counselling room in a thrice, if having listened to a detailed explanation of the difficult challenges you have been undergoing, I take a deep breath and declare “You know you ought to be rejoicing and jubilant that God has allowed this, in fact you should be celebrating” Yet this is what James tells us. He says when we face trials and temptation we should consider it great joy that we have been short-listed for such treatment. James 1:2. A trial may be understood as any experience we undergo which is […]
Ever before Mary had Jesus, she had been subject to a certain amount of agony. Imagine how she felt when she found herself pregnant, while still unmarried. Think about it, if, in this day and age, there is stigma associated with extra-marital pregnancy, I cannot begin to fathom how bad it was back then. I am sure that Mary often asked herself if she really heard from God or whether the angel had his own agenda? And what would become of her and her pregnancy? Joseph, Mary’s husband to be, was mystified! He hadn’t touched her, yet she was […]