Life is filled with so much unpredictability – a journey of straight roads,bumps,hills and valleys.We never know where the next crossroad will take us. The sound grounding in my Judeo – Christian faith has enabled me to hold on steadily in spite of it all.
The purpose of writing this blog is to give survival tips just in case you or someone you know might be faced with the loss of a spouse.
I am hoping you will learn how to fight for self and those who depend on you to get back up again. We either swim or drown when faced with Loss. It might sound harsh, life is about the survival of the fittest. Just taking one day at a time is basically your starting point.
Hope deferred makes the heart sick,But a longing fulfilled is a tree of life. Proverbs 13:12
Days of Heaven Upon Earth
How ye ought to walk and please God – 1 Thess 4:1
How many dear Christians are in the place that the Lord has appointed them, and yet the devil is harassing their lives with a vague sense of not quite pleasing the Lord. Could they just settle down in the place that God has assigned them and fill it sweetly and lovingly for Him there would be more joy in their hearts and more power in their lives. God wants us all in various places, and the secret of accomplishing the most for Him is to recognize our places from Him and our service in it as pleasing Him. In the great factory and machine there is a place for the smallest screw and rivet as well as the great driving wheel and piston, and so God has His little screws whose business is simply to stay where He puts them and to believe that He wants them there and is making the most of their lives in the little spaces that they fill for Him.
There is something all can do,
Tho’ you’re neither wise nor strong;
You can be a helper true,
You can stand when friends are few,
Some lone heart has need of you,
You can help along.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world, we beseech You to take away our sin. O God, the Father of all mercies, who did not spare Your only begotten Son — but delivered Him up for us all — for His sake give us all things needful for our comfort, our strength, and our salvation. May we be ever submissive and obedient to Your holy will. May we live to You, giving to You in consecrated service, all that You give to us so richly out of Your hand. Make us truly like Yourself.
We ask You that You will give us grace for this day’s life. Set a watch before the door of our lips, that we may speak only such words as shall honor You. Keep our hearts in Your own holy keeping, for we cannot keep them for You — and may we think only reverent, loving, true, pure, and worthy thoughts. Prepare us for Your worship, in our own home, and in Your sanctuary. May we be truly in the Spirit on this Lord’s day.
Bless our home-life today. May it be holy and happy. May Your love sweeten ours. May we live together as a family, patiently, affectionately, with mutual thoughtfulness and kindliness. Bless us in all our relations with others.
We beseech You to pour out Your Spirit to all who will preach the gospel, to all who will teach in Sunday schools, to all missionaries. May Your kingdom come, and Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Prepare the world for Jesus’ coming again. Bless us and keep us. We ask in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Peter was kept in prison: but prayer [instant and earnest prayer] was made for him. – Acts 12:5
Peter was in prison awaiting his execution. The Church had neither human power nor influence to save him. There was no earthly help, but there was help to be obtained by the way of Heaven. They gave themselves to fervent, importunate prayer. God sent His angel, who aroused Peter from sleep and led him out through the first and second wards of the prison; and when they came to the iron gate, it opened to them of its own accord, and Peter was free.
There may be some iron gate in your life that has blocked your way. Like a caged bird you have often beaten against the bars, but instead of helping, you have only had to fall back tired, exhausted and sore at heart. There is a secret for you to learn, and that is believing prayer; and when you come to the iron gate, it will open of its own accord. How much wasted energy and sore disappointment will be saved if you will learn to pray as did the Church in the upper room! Insurmountable difficulties will disappear; adverse circumstances will prove favorable if you learn to pray, not with your own faith but with the faith of God (Mark 11:22, margin). Souls in prison have been waiting for years for the gate to open; loved ones out of Christ, bound by Satan, will be set free when you pray till you definitely believe God. —C. H. P.
Emergencies call for intense prayer. When the man becomes the prayer nothing can resist its touch. Elijah on Carmel, bowed down on the ground, with his face between his knees, that was prayer—the man himself. No words are mentioned. Prayer can be too tense for words. The man’s whole being was in touch with God, and was set with God against the powers of evil. They couldn’t withstand such praying. There’s more of this embodied praying needed. —The Bent-knee Time
“Groanings which cannot be uttered are often prayers which cannot be refused.” —C. H. Spurgeon
The Soulmate principle is finding that special person and only person you want to build your family and future with. From a Judeo-Christian faith, it is the connection made between a male and a female. This starts with courting and then marriage.
The emphasis here is on the importance of relationships, family and marriage for personal growth and wellbeing.
A Soulmate is one who just gets you. One who has similar core values and ethics as you do. A connection of minds, a mutual respect, mutual commitment, unconditional love, and a total understanding.
Finding your Soulmate will eventually propel you to Marriage. Every relationship will have its challenges (as its two flawed individuals uniting as one).
The stronger you develop the bond of commitment and learn how to manage the different elements that surface in intimate relationships the greater the success of riding the storms. I am a great advocate of Pre-Marriage coaching as it aims to save your marriage before it starts.
The period of the pandemic has made us more appreciative of human connections, the natural way God has created us to connect with each other.
if it is in your vision to meet your Soulmate discover more on the links below.
One of the keys to an integrated life is to have a faith in a Bible believing God that allows us in his power to live an abundant and boundless life with no sorrow. The question is how do you initiate a relationship with the God of the Bible?
1, a. You need to open your mind to belief that there is a creator outside yourself who created the earth and created us to produce after his own kind.
b. We are created by God, first class as we carry his DNA. You are created by God, created for purpose, creativity and productivity.
c. This is who our God is. Getting to know who this God is grants you a deeper understanding in your purpose and drive, when doing your life projects. You gain a greater conviction that you can do Greater despite the huge pitfalls you encounter.
Life without this source makes us empty, void and always searching for the next adrenaline fix that lasts temporarily, until the next one is found.
2, Start by owning a Bible (eBook or hard copy) God’s instruction manual that teaches and guides you on foundational timeless truths on how to navigate all aspects of life.
You can read or listen to the word of God. Read it out loud, confess it to self and meditate on the content.
*Start with ‘The Book of Psalms’ = made of Prayers. The Book of Proverbs are full of sound wisdom and knowledge. Purchase a simple version of the Bible e.g. The English Standard Version.
3, Practice how to pray by speaking naturally to God –asking for your day to go well and thank the lord daily by writing in a journal at least 5 things you are grateful for. This increases your optimism. (Hope and Joy)
4, Seek daily to hear or listen to an audible version of the Bible in your home environment. Most basic smart phones give various audio apps.
5.a. Find a church in which to worship with other believers – it must have a 5-fold ministry. This is Teachers, Evangelists, Prophets, Apostles and Pastors. Google find a Church near me!
*Also commit your life to the faith. (The invitation is made regularly after teachings)
b. Try to pray consistently for a month – perhaps when you have just woken up. This will form for you a good habit.
The key is as you grow a consistent prayer life you will start to naturally ask God in prayer to direct you to the right church/places and people.
Consistency and persistence in Prayer, reading and meditation will grow your faith, especially when you can start to measure answers to prayers you receive.
*Meditation means focusing on specific words in the Bible, reflecting on their meaning in the context of the love of God. Verbal repetition of the word from the Bible lifts your spirit, and it gives stronger clarity and healing on distorted perceptions on issues.
6. Attending weekly church services will strengthen your faith, you will hear Biblical teachings on how to walk stronger in your Christian journey. This will grow your understanding of foundational principles in the Bible.
7.As your faith grows so will a natural need to solve problems for some of God’s children. (Anyone you can help safely)
Find what you are good at, hone it to excellent competence and use this to help people – in church and community. This adds a special dimension to your walk of faith and relationship growth with God.
As you grow your faith in God, other areas of your life will start to find meaning and direction. The other essential 5Fs – Faith, Family, finance, friendship and fitness will start to unravel and grow.
The Bible states categorically the Judeo-Christian faith guarantees you wealth (wholeness) without the burden of sorrow.
Your faith lays the foundation for other elements that balance your life. For further information and the need of a Coach chat with me for 15 mins at –