Tag: Faith

  • Jehovah Jireh

    “And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovah-jireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of Jehovah it shall be provided.” – Genesis 22:14 (ASV).  Abraham was asked by God to offer his only son of old age as a sacrifice and he listened. When he was about to slay his son, God called out to him and told him not to lay a hand on Isaac. God then provided an animal which Abraham used for the sacrifice. Abraham, despite the fact that God had blessed him with Isaac when he was now very old, listened to God’s instruction to offer his son as a sacrifice. This is how God tests us in our lives. There… Continue reading "Jehovah Jireh"

  • How a Relationship with God and the Power of a Vision Transformed Sibo Hlabangana’s Life

    (I met Sibo Hlabangana whilst attending a girls’ workshop last October and was immediately drawn to her level of faith in God’s word. This compelled me to want to share her journey from being a lawyer to authoring four books already. She narrated to The Weight She Carries how she has since stopped practicing law to becoming an author, blogger, motivational speaker and more.) Growing up in a country where [most] people identify as Christians, l was one of them but l did not have a personal relationship with Him. And so in my twenties, l went through my rebellion against God. At the time, l was unhappy because l felt that l had done everything right and yet He… Continue reading "How a Relationship with God and the Power of a Vision Transformed Sibo Hlabangana’s Life"

  • Pray, Plan and Pursue

    At the beginning of each year, we have resolutions that we try to accomplish during the year. We have some of last year’s resolutions which were not accomplished, so we need to do things differently to make sure this year turns out differently. You need to set your goals, prepare and take action. Do not fear failure. When you try but fail, be happy because you have just learnt one way not to doing something. When you pray about your resolutions, you need to plan how you are going to accomplish them. Then pursue the plan so that what you want and have been praying for becomes reality. Habakkuk 2:2-3 says “And the Lord answered me, and said, write the… Continue reading "Pray, Plan and Pursue"

  • Take a Chance

    Every person has some things that hold them back from being their best. It could be money, fear, health, family, job, education, generational curses and the list is endless. When you take a chance to know God and give your all to Him, everything will change for you. Mark 5:25-29 reads, “And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood for twelve years, and had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse, when she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment. For she said, if I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole. And straight away the… Continue reading "Take a Chance"

  • Daughters of Zelophehad

    The Bible, the greatest book of all time, has a way of touching the heart and mind of the reader and encouraging a response. I am often uplifted and sprung into action each time l read it. One of the most compelling Scriptures l have come across is the story of the daughters of Zelophehad. Each time l am sinking, l am often reminded of what these five sisters did. Their names are first mentioned in Numbers 26:33 and we are told that their father had no son. The next chapter further elaborates how they refused to be invisible. They refused to have their rightful possessions passed over to another who did not deserve them. These sisters could have simply… Continue reading "Daughters of Zelophehad"