Do you ever sometimes feel a little bit bored reading your bible, or a bit ‘out of touch’? You feel like you’re not inspired or motivated to read your bible or pray… I know I certainly do! However, I have found ways that have helped me to stir up that passion again and I hope you can too with what I have to share today.
When I was in Indonesia, a man who had committed his entire life to serving God in a slum shared with me how he never wanted the “white picket fence” version of Christianity. From there I embarked on a journey to discover what that actually looks like, gathering the ideas of believers in the bible and from those living in some of the hardest places to be a Christian today.
The hardest and most rewarding lesson I’ve learnt in life so far is trusting God’s timing in my life. This is equally thrilling and terrifying. I never feel entirely equipped to carry out God’s mission. But we all are. There are many (so many) moments where I’ve completely underestimated the power of the Holy Spirit and His role in my life and how He always meets me when I take steps out of my comfort zone.
Gluten free, dairy free, wheat free, soy free, nut free, meat free, sugar free, fat free, carb free… the list goes on. It seems as though our diets are more restrictive as we become more aware of what is best for our bodies. Whilst I admit I am guilty of at least three of the above, I wanted to share with you the importance of adding value to our health, not just taking elements away.
Hey friends, just recently we hosted our 18th annual Everywoman Gathering in the heart of Sydney at the iconic Town Hall building, and it was magnificent! Our theme was ‘Now is the Time’, an accurate theme indeed! Now is the time more than ever, as we see a world exploding with incredibly heartbreaking oppression, challenges globally and locally and tough times for many families and individuals.
Life is busy. Maybe it is because you live in a busy city (like Sydney), maybe you’re juggling work and study, maybe you invest a significant amount of time in church life (amazing! Thank you!), or perhaps you have dependents. I know Jesus wants us to live abundant lives and walk into God-ordained opportunities, but I don’t think He intended us to do this hyped up on coffee and just making it through.
Starting a business as a young woman… There is definitely a lot that I can say about that. When asked to write about that topic, I thought maybe I will give a motivating word on how to “just do it”. But I’m sure you can search #motivation on Instagram and find enough there for days, so instead I am just going to give you a little quote from one of my biggest inspirations...