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Lets Talk Life Weeds – Series

How often we get frustrated when we dream of a beautiful garden just to watch the weeds kill the life in them. Maintaining a beautiful garden requires consistent care and most importantly ensuring it is no place for weeds as they suck the life out of the garden plants.The first step towards a beautiful garden is IDENTIFYing the weeds that destroy the garden and then UPROOTing them from a place where they don’t belong

Lets look at our lives the same way, a beautiful garden where God wants us to have an ABUNDANT life full of joy and peace. But most often, there are some things that creep into our life without our knowledge that are more destructive than constructive. This week I am going to help you identify some of those dreadful weeds in your life that are stealing the joy of your purpose driven life. Are you ready for your first step towards living an abundant life ? The first step is to uproot the lies that are not from God.

10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it ABUNDANTLY – John 10:10

Stay Tuned ! God has amazing things in store for you this week. Just connect with him and allow Him to work on you

Stay Blessed

In Him

Sindu

When fear pushes you back with lies, God’s promise propels you forward with the truth that sets you free ! Choose God’s promise today

‘ He will cover you with His feathers and under His wings you will find shelter. His faithful promises are your armour and protection ‘ – Psalm 91:4

Promise Forward, Fear Behind

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A Chat Couch Invite

2020 has so far been a very unpredictable year. It has come with its own uninvited surprises and as a result infinite changes to our way of life.

During the COVID lockdown months, one thing I constantly struggled to keep up with is communication with my 7 year old. With screaming demands of a busy life, a full time remote working job, remote learning needs for a primary aged child, Bible study classes during the week, leadership training and other charity responsibilities I am involved with seem to stretch my time in all directions. Our normal long beach walks, conversations over coffee dates, movie night chit chats all seem to have been handicapped by the COVID 19 restrictions. While we strive to keep our physical bodies safe from the virus, I felt the need to keep our mental selves equally healthy and normal.

The goal was to find a way to keep up with the healthy conversations we used to have but with a slight adjustment adapting to the current situation. We had an idea. We came up with a concept of ‘ Chat Couch ‘ , I must admit the fancy name invention is from my child.

Whenever we felt a need to chat or have a conversation in the family, we were free to come to the couch and the other person will know that there is a matter to be discussed. We moved the couch to our outdoor area and we have had such good conversations to build each other up in our ‘ Chat Couch’ . I don’t believe in punishments to discipline a child in my home so our ‘Chat Couch’ also served a place where we need to discuss on behaviors that are not appropriate. As I always say’ there is a solution to every problem we face. We just need to change our perspective to think differently ‘

I was reminded of ‘ Chat Couch ‘ this evening and inspired to write this post. If you have been struggling with your ME time with GOD, then this post is just for you. With the current uncertain COVID 19 scenario, the first thing under attack is our communication with the Lord. With the various demands of life, topped up with COVID lock down challenges, it might seem impossible to have a conversation with God. It is easy to convince ourselves of excuses that we can’t do long walks or coffee dates or get some alone me time due to the restrictions. But here is the thing. A blurry windscreen will hinder your vision on what lies ahead. We are created for fellowship with the Creator. The longer we try to handle things our own, the longer it is going to take to find solutions and the more frustrated we are bound to become with zero results.

Today I encourage you to change your perspective. Look at things differently around you. Find creative ways to commune with the Lord. Once you re-discover, re-invent and re-establish your very own ‘ Chat Couch’ with Him, He will lead you and guide you through whatever mountain or challenge is trying to intimidate you or cause you to fear. It is time to re-connect with Him and take your place as His child. That’s where your strength for the journey ahead lies.

Hear this invitation from the Lord

 “Come, let’s take a break and find a secluded place where you can rest a while.”

 -Matthew 6: 31

Lord, as we draw near to you, I pray that you will engulf us with your love and teach us how to be an overcomer admist trials. Give us a clear faith-filled vision and an obedient heart to do what is right. Thank you for your unfailing mercy and grace to us.

In Jesus Name

Amen

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IT IS TIME

IT IS TIME , I hear the Lord say

IT IS TIME for a transformational shift of your heart, from being a Victim to becoming a Victor. From stopping to lower yourself to being a Victim to raising up to become the Warrior you are called to be

I hear drum rolls, there is celebration. The lion of Judah is rising with His roar. He wants us to raise with Him

Isaiah 43:5

I am with you now, even close to you, so never yield to fear.

Victimisation is being defeated, by you stepping up to becoming Victorious with Him. No one has the right to treat someone unfairly or poorly, not even you to your own self. You are made in the image of God. We are meant to be working together, building each other up in love

Ephesians 4:16

For His “body” has been formed in His image and is closely joined together and constantly connected as one. And every member has been given divine gifts to contribute to the growth of all; and as these gifts operate effectively throughout the whole body, we are built up and made perfect in love.

 When one sees themselves as a person who becomes helpless and passive in the face of misfortune, they label themselves as a ‘Victim’. Did you know in doing so you give whatever circumstance that made you feel that way the power over your heart and mind to make you feel that way without realizing it is a lie. You give authority for that situation to deceive your heart that you are a victim and as a result bound to live that way. You allow yourself trapped in that lie not knowing there is a way out. You playing a victim allows you to be part of the vicious victimization ripple effect.

It is TIME you make a choice, says the Lord.

It is TIME you discover for yourself The Truth

Jeremiah 31:3

“I have loved you, my people, with an everlasting love.
    With unfailing love I have drawn you to myself.

You are much more than a label your situation or society puts on you ‘jobless’ ‘divorced’ ‘homeless’ ‘failure’ ‘hopeless’ ‘mental health’ ‘single parent’ and so much more. So often though unfortunately the label dominates the way we see ourselves through these false masks that we often try to hide beneath. You are a person and not a thing that can be labelled to fit in a box.

IT IS TIME you analyse those labels that you have allowed in your life to define you. IT IS TIME you allow yourself to be encompassed with His love. Allow Him to enter your heart and speak to your fears. There is no place within your heart that He can’t reach and heal, only IT IS TIME you let Him do it. Remember you are precious in His sight. Let HOPE birth in your heart.

Job’s circumstances changed drastically but He did not let His heart sway from His creator. The man after God’s own heart David held on to the Lord as his anchor in difficult situations of His life. Esther demonstrated a courageous spirit as she trusted the Lord’s timing for her life more valuable than her own life. During uncertain seasons of her life, Ruth did not give up from doing what is right in the Lord’s sight. Abraham waited patiently on the Lord for Him to fulfill His promises to Him. Jacob during his life’ struggles learnt to trust and depend on God.

Isaiah 49:15-17

I could NEVER , no NEVER , forget you.
Can’t you see?
I have carved your name on the palms of my hands!
Your walls are always my concern

None of us have been through a situation like Covid 19. It sure is an ‘unprecedented ‘, never before known and experienced time. But God who is the author of it ALL knows about it. Just like a parent calming their scared child in the dark, He wants you to know that He is there with you right in the ring of your fire

Psalms 32:8-9

I hear the Lord saying, “I will stay close to you, instructing and guiding you along the pathway for your life. I will advise you along the way and lead you forth with my eyes as your guide. So don’t make it difficult; don’t be stubborn when I take you where you’ve not been before. Don’t make me tug you and pull you along. Just come with me!”

Let’s keep walking round the walls of Jericho with trust as our only weapon. Let our songs of declarations of His love and faithfulness reach His heaven’s gate. IT IS TIME we join the armies of the Living King. IT IS TIME we raise Victoriously with our Victor. IT IS TIME we live fearlessly trusting His love for us. IT IS TIME you accept His invitation to be part of His family.

It IS TIME !!!!! Let’s pray together

Dear Father God,

We thank you for your unfailing love and faithfulness to us. In situations like today, where everything seems uncertain we ask that you help us rest in the arms of your never ending grace. We thank you for the peace of Christ that surpasses all understanding. We ask for tangible experiences and divine encounters where we can experience you deeply and closely. We ask your guidance to help us overcome our fears and courage to step out to shine Your light. In Jesus Name we ask and pray

Amen

Dear Lord,

On this special day set aside to honor Mother’s I ask for special touch from You for each and every one of them.

May each Mother reading this post be granted a special blessing and May all of the work of her hands not be forgotten in Your sight.

Let her example to her children be a guiding force in their lives and May wisdom be passed down to the next generation of Mother’s

May she know she is valued, loved, cherished and accepted the way she is. May she realise that she doesn’t need to strive in her Motherhood struggles but just thrive knowing that You are right beside her guiding her and strengthening her as she leans into Your everlasting arms of grace.

Amen

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day 2020

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The Dandelions are coming – An Easter Reflection

I had an encounter with the Lord this Easter morning. In this very uncertain , chaotic time of the unexpected Coronovirus pandemic that has brought the world to a standstill, I took some time to be still before the Lord. I wanted to know what was on His heart.

The Lord has been showing me Dandelions for the past few days. Not the beautiful yellow ones that bloom but the white fluffy ones full of seed.I had a vision of a dandelion being blown away by the wind and how it scatters on the ground. In that vision was a pitcher full of water and myself looking through a glass of green leaves. I sat with the Lord this morning to know more about the vision that kept repeating itself

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This is what the Lord said

” I am preparing the ground. Have your glasses of healing on and be ready with your pitcher, which I will fill with living waters . I am healing the land through you. You have a divine purpose in this season. You, each one of you and when my dandelions come , they will be planted on good soil that the devil cannot take away”

I did some research on Dandelions and found the below.

When the dandelions get dispersed by the wind, they go in the direction of the wind and MULTIPLY. They grow again and then get dispersed by the wind again and MULTIPLY where ever they are planted.

The Lord added ” During this time, DO NOT resist your change. DO NOT resist your transition. I am taking you to your purpose. I am fulfilling your call on your life. Do not resist me . Those holding the pitcher which I have filled with living waters, do it with love and not judgement or condemnation. Those that will be wearing the glasses of leaves, you have the eyes of Jesus. Jesus had compassionate eyes that were able to discern and help the most vulnerable and desperate. Act with compassion and stay close to the Father’s heart ”

I also had the picture of a ’roundabout’ just doing its circles in my head. I asked the Lord for wisdom on that and this is what He had to say

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The roundabout in itself is interesting. You can either choose to do circles around it without knowing where to go or if you have a discrete understanding on which direction you are heading to, you have an exit out of it. I had the Lord tell me that the Coronovirus is not a ’roundabout’ season where there is no exit. There is an exit we NEED to take to break it and that exit is LOVE. Love conquers everything. He said that if we have the mindset of being stuck in the loop, you will never exit a roundabout. Have a humble heart to be led to the exit

Proverbs 16:1

Man proposes, God disposes

” I conquered death and nothing is too difficult for me”

Matthew 11:15

He who has ears to hear, let him hear

“This is a time of restoration. This is the time for preparation of the ground. Everything had to be shaken up to break your pride. I am your God . You are raised for such a time as this. Wear your glass of leaves that I am giving you, carry your pitcher and be ready for the blow of the wind. I am going to take you, each and every one of you and I am going to need you to heal yourselves and the land”

Isaiah 53:5

By my stripes you are healed

” And with the power invested in you by believing that Jesus is the Lord, you will heal the nation. Easter is a day of resurrection and hope. A reminder that God is the all powerful, all knowing, I am taking my sovereign place” says the Lord

“ARISE OUT OF YOUR OLD SELVES

TIME TO PUT YOUR NEW SKIN ON

WALK IN LOVE

JUST LIKE JESUS YOUR LORD WALKED BEFORE YOU “

From my own research I was amazed on the facts I found about dandelions

Dandelion means ‘ healing from emotional pain and physical injury alike. Intelligence especially in an emotional and spiritual sense. The warmth and power of the rising sun.

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A simple blow of the wind takes those hundreds of seeds to all the corners of creation. Dandelions at first glance might look like a weed, but a closer look helps to discover their significance. They are perennials and grow in any living conditions. They are very resistant to the ever changing weather conditions. The Lord was talking about his dandelions here, ‘My Dandelions’ He says of the Pastors and Missionaries. ” When my dandelions come to you, do not consider them as weed as I am sending them to you to prepare you . Do not take my dandelions out of your life, stay connected ”

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Few other interesting facts are every part of a dandelion can be used, especially the root in the Autumn season. What a coincidence that we are in Autumn season in Australia and the significance of the root in such a season can be no coincidence. The root of the dandelion is best used in Autumn season for the purpose of healing and in medicine. The roots of the dandelion have significantly grown over summer and spring and can be easily lifted from the soil by their roots in Autumn. The Lord says ” The preparation ground is here getting ready for the harvest in spring ”

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The Lord is reminding us to persevere and stay strong through this with a heart of love and patience. He wants us to remember His power through the resurrection of Jesus. His presence is everywhere. He wants us to enjoy the sweet aroma of His presence. The beautiful blooms of the dandelions are coming but now its the season for the roots to get strong. The beautiful dandelions will make the debut in spring. Take heart the Lord has got this

Blessed Easter Everyone

Jesus is Risen ! Hallelujah ! Matt 28:6 

In Him

Sindu