We Are Blessed To Be A Blessing

I bless the Lord for his faithfulness and kindness towards me, it has been a tough journey for me since the beginning of Lent. I haven’t given up anything because I decided to give a sacrifice of praise, no greater challenge than being thankful amidst many tribulations.

When was the last time you blessed someone because God had been good to you?

I am a food blogger, not as sassy as I would like to be but one nonetheless. My savvy ways and tendency to be frugal has drawn some attention! This lead me to alert my Facebook friends and Twitter followers  of food store bargains I come across in Johannesburg. However, God had bigger better plans and laid an idea on my heart.

A true event.
A friend once used the words ‘I bless you from my overflow’ when I appeared unwilling to accept payment from her for baked goods. It meant nothing until today…

I realised that my desire to stockpile food items and find good food deals, is not only about feeding my family, but as a result of my overflow.

The godly idea I wish to share is:

*Create #Godblessyoubox at your work or church to bless any unsuspecting person/family.

*Any non perishable item is allowed.

*Mark the box “The Lord my provider”.

*The idea is to avoid anyone from feeling obliged to give but to turn each of us into ‘a cheerful giver’.

*This is not about who gives the most or most often, but about the gift of giving.

God bless you and keep you.

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Graciously 40

My state of mind on the eve of my 40th birthday.

I made a conscious decision to be 40, and better not bitter! I cannot change my poor decisions of the past, I did not know any better. I can only look forward to the next 40 years of excitement!!!

I know now beyond a doubt that God is always with me.
*He still loves me even when I fall desperately short of his will.
*He forgives me always and says that his grace is sufficient.

I look at all the great servants of God and the significance of 40 in their lives and suddenly do not feel older,but worthy of such trust from God. To me it simply means that this is going to be the most important stretch in my journey with God. I am walking in the league of Noah, Moses and Jesus.

*I have nothing to be afraid of (Ps.91)
*God is my shelter (Ps.46)
*He’s my protector (Is 43:1-2)
*My confidence is in him (Joshua 1:9)
*His plans are to prosper me (Jer 29:11)

Thank you Lord for blessing me with MY life,may I be a blessing to every person I meet.

I love you Lord.

Trust in God means letting go!

An 8 step plan to greater trust in God

Single parenting and being a stay at home mum taught me the following lessons. I gave up my full-time teaching job to start a home run business, but things didn’t quite work out according to my plans. I ended up homeschooling two of my children. This essentially meant less time available for my home baking business. I was literally dependent on God’s provision – all my crutches were removed and replaced by faith.

Lesson 1: His ways are not mine, I only see the cover he wrote the book.

Lesson 2: Trust him with something small,he is sure to make you stagger with the magnitude of his blessing.

Lesson 3: The desires of your heart are limited to what you can see – the big mansion, expensive cars, private schools,and worldly comforts. God’s desires for you exceed the ordinary it’s closest to humanly impossible.

Lesson 4: That which you declare will manifest.

Lesson 5: That thought which was actually a prayer,will be answered. Sooner rather than later.

Lesson 6: Do not measure your success by your salary, live like a bird and dress like a lily- God is your chef and designer.

Lesson 7: A roller coaster ride can’t beat the God trusting edge it’s more exciting and the effect is everlasting.

Lesson 8: Praise be to God always for every pleasure or trial.

I would love to hear, of the times you had no other option but to trust that God will do what his Word promises?