Fresh and New

First post of 2021 🎉
What can I say? 🤔January or rather, 2020 2.0 flew by so quickly, can’t believe it’s already February.😨

Still, in the trial period of 2021, things are looking a little bit brighter than the beginning.

If anything 2020 was a reset button and January a reality check😬. Things don’t just magically put themselves together in the new year. I am excited to be making some changes and sharing my knowledge with you all this year.🤗

I got encouraged on Sunday about who God wants to be in us and how we must be to OURSELVES. A couple of days before I was feeling very down. Things were not going my way and 2021 was starting off a bit rocky. In simple terms, I was a mess for somedays and if you are like me and have mental breakdowns at the slightest change of plans then welcome to the club!😓

It was a hard brutal week leading up to that Sunday. I was very reluctant to listen to the sermon that day, but something in me told me it was something I had to hear. And boi was it a major game-changer🤯

I was reminded about what truly mattered, being unto God and God unto me and also being unto myself!

Romans 8:31-39, NKJV
“31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? 33 Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 As it is written:
“For Your sake we are killed all day long;
We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.”
37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. 38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

It clicked to me that WHY WAS I STRESSING?🧐 honestly over one thing that I could just pray to God about who was waiting to hear from me
“Cast your burden on the LORD, And He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.” (Psalms 55:22, NKJV). I mean Jesus Christ died so that we could have LIFE and LIFE in abundance. (John 10:10, NKJV)
There is no time to stress about tomorrow (Matthew 6:34)
We should be enjoying the life that Christ laid down His life for – Our lives.🥳

We don’t have the time to be hating or criticising ourselves for Christ saw that we were worthy enough to be called His friends, worthy enough for Him to lay His life for us.

John 15:13-15, NKJV
“13 Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. 14 You are My friends if you do whatever I command you. 15 No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you.”


As I began to realise, I was filled with tears, 😭I asked God for forgiveness and thanked Jesus for what He did for me at the cross.🙏🏾
When I had finished praying, I felt refreshed and new. I knew at that moment that I should appreciate me because God loves me and that I should not allow simple things to bring me down so easily, but rejoice in what Jesus has done for me.🙌🏾✨

If you are in the same position I was, I want you to know that God is for you. And that He cared so much that He died for you. Don’t be so hard on yourself, put all your burdens to Him.

BE UNTO YOURSELF! LOVE YOURSELF❤️ and ENJOY YOUR LIFE ✨ be refreshed with this realisation and grasp a new mindset 😌✨

Stay blessed the most stylsih way possible, being the you that God made you to be 😊

The 7 Major Benefits Of The Presence Of God

A continuum with the Presence of God theme this month (previous post). We now have identified what the presence of God is and how to connect with Him in this presence. Next is understanding that the presence of God is there for our BENEFIT😃.
God wants to bless us 🥰
“He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?” (Romans 8:32, NKJV). The plans He has for every one of us is not of evil but of peace to give us hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11). God is a gracious God! 🙌🏾

There are 7 major benefits of the presence of God we will be exploring today.

In the presence of God we have:

1. Life
“Nor is He worshiped with men’s hands, as though He needed anything, since He gives to all life, breath, and all things.” (Acts 17:25, NKJV)

Genesis 2:7, NKJV
“And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.”

God is the one who gave us life from the beginning to the present and even the reason we will wake up tomorrow is all by His grace and power. He is the giver of life, and in His presence there is life.

Psalms 91:16, NKJV
“With long life I will satisfy him,
And show him My salvation.”
God is the only one who can prolong our lives. This verse ties in perfectly into the next benefit🤗

2. Salvation
He will show us His salvation. As mentioned in the last post, the divine plan of God to send His only begotten son to die on the cross for our sins (John 3:16) and through this not only did we obtain a right to salvation, to connect with Him again as His children (John1:12), but everlasting life.

John 10:9, NKJV
“I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.”
Through salvation, we have access to better things, to God’s blessings that He wants to give us, in all areas of life, health, wealth, education etc.💃🏾🎉

3. Works of God
“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” (Matthew 6:33, NKJV)

This applies to us as the children of God in His presence we must proceed to do our father’s work, just as Christ also did God’s work (Luke 2:49). When we do the business of the Kingdom of God, we don’t need to worry about other things, for EVERYTHING ELSE and yes EVERYTHING ELSE! will be added unto us. This really shows the value God holds on those who do His business here on earth. “19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.” (Matthew 28:19-20, NKJV)

This doesn’t exclude also performing signs and wonders, healing and miracles (John 14:12) (Mark 16:20). The presence of God allows us to do such works in Him.

4. Healthy relationships
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you;
Before you were born I sanctified you;
I ordained you a prophet to the nations.” (Jeremiah 1:5, NKJV) and (Jeremiah 29:11)

The Lord has planned and ordained good things for your future, in His presence you can depend on Him, cling to Him and trust Him that He will provide someone for you far better than what you had imagined. God is a provider of healthy relationships👏🏾✨.
In this category, there are also supernatural gatherings – where God’s presence is there and great things happen (Matthew 18:20). He is there when His people gather in agreeance.😍

5. The power and capacity to build and achieve
“16 Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”
17 Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven. 18 And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. 19 And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” (Matthew 16:16-19, NKJV)

Just as Peter was given power in the presence of God, so will we be given the power to build things for the glory of God. For some of you, it may be to build churches, ministries and other businesses that will glorify Him and any other sort of building. Moreover, whatever we bind or loose on earth will also bound and loosed in heaven🤯. That is real power!💪🏾 And this verse also blends well with the next benefit.

6. Defence, protection and victories

“…and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.(Matthew 16:18)
With the presence of God, we have His protection as we do His work and we build for His glory and in these things we have victory. (Joshua 1:6) This is one of my favourite verses as it assures us that in His presence we have to not fear for He will be with us and He will never leave nor forsake. People, families, even pets may leave you but God will never leave you.
Here are more verses on his protection, defence (Isaiah 4:5, Zechariah 2:4-5)

7. Eternal states

This is our ability to be able to receive that eternal life to be with Christ at the end of days. And no one can get there unless through Jesus Christ, that salvation through receiving Him (John 14:1-6)

For all those who fill in their hearts that they want to receive Jesus, be in the presence of God and receive all these blessings.
You can do what we call a sinner’s prayer to receive Him (sinner’s prayer)
and once you have done this belief in your heart that you are saved.🙏🏾✨

Also, message me if you have and I will be happy to guide you on the next steps.❤️

Stay blessed the most stylish way possible, being the you that God made you to be😊

The Sweetness Of A Thank you

My heart was full of joy and my day was made brighter all because of just one statement “Thank you”☺️. How do you feel when someone thanks you? For me the past few days, I have been thanked unexpectedly for unexpected things😳. If you’re like me, I don’t know how to act when I am thanked, I’m rather very awkward 😅 and just simply end up thanking them for thanking me🤣🤷🏾‍♀️. However, at the same time, I can’t help but be filled with a sense of joy😊😁. I bet some of you feel the same when thanked for something, it really just makes your day and you fill more positive and all in all in good vibes for the rest of the day🌸✨. So can you imagine how sweet our thanks is to God?

The sweetness of a thank you has the power to change one’s mood and course for the day. How does our thankfulness to God change His mood? does it give Him that sweetness?
As I began to wonder about this, something happened, I was reading my daily bible scripture and surprise surprise it was a passage on praising God.

David’s Song of Thanksgiving
“On that day David first delivered this psalm into the hand of Asaph and his brethren, to thank the LORD:
Oh, give thanks to the LORD!
Call upon His name;
Make known His deeds among the peoples!
Sing to Him, sing psalms to Him;
Talk of all His wondrous works!
Glory in His holy name;
Let the hearts of those rejoice who seek the LORD!
Seek the LORD and His strength;
Seek His face evermore!” (1 Chronicles 16:7-11, NKJV)

“For the LORD is great and greatly to be praised;
He is also to be feared above all gods.
For all the gods of the peoples are idols,
But the LORD made the heavens.
Honor and majesty are before Him;
Strength and gladness are in His place.” (1 Chronicles 16:25-27, NKJV)

“Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good!
For His mercy endures forever.” (1 Chronicles 16:34, NKJV)

This caused a smile on my face 😏 I knew God was talking 😊because not only did it show how great God is but it also showed the importance of giving thanks to God. I think it is safe to say that the notion of giving thanks to God is mentioned multiple times in the bible and is a standard practice for a Christian to give thanks to God. But how often do we do this?

Especially now when we are facing such hard times in this pandemic. If you’re like me living in Australia, it went from fires 🔥 and floods 🌊 to a pandemic 😷 , I mean seriously! Who has the time to be thankful right?😰

In times like these, we are more inclined to question God as to why such things are happening🧐🤨. We become very consumed with our current situations 😫 trying to find man-made solutions when the key to our victory is in Him😲.
Would it then not be easier to trust God and give Him thanks through the good and the bad?🤔

Let’s dive a bit into the evidence of thanks (offering/sacrifice) by the Israelites that was a sweet aroma to the Lord.

“And the LORD smelled a soothing aroma. Then the LORD said in His heart, “I will never again curse the ground for man’s sake, although the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth; nor will I again destroy every living thing as I have done.” (Genesis 8:21, NKJV)

“I will accept you as a sweet aroma when I bring you out from the peoples and gather you out of the countries where you have been scattered; and I will be hallowed in you before the Gentiles.” (Ezekiel 20:41, NKJV)

“and you make an offering by fire to the LORD, a burnt offering or a sacrifice, to fulfill a vow or as a freewill offering or in your appointed feasts, to make a sweet aroma to the LORD, from the herd or the flock,” (Numbers 15:3, NKJV)

In these passages, people were giving thanks to God through their sacrifices and offerings and these were SWEET aromas to God, it pleased Him. And this provoked action from God. Firstly God promised never again to curse the earth. The others swayed God time and time again to forgive and save the Israelites and to keep His promise that He made with Abraham.

Giving thanks is a sweet aroma to God and it causing blessings in many ways.
Now I’m not saying give thanks expecting to get blessing back, no🙅🏾‍♀️, simply just give thanks to God sincerely showing your love towards Him and trust in Him🙏🏾🙌🏾.
These sweet aromas will allow God to work in our lives and continue to bless us even during these times.

I encourage you all today for the next seven days can you give thanks to God, not asking for anything but just recognising Him for who He is and giving thanks.

Okay I know we cannot sacrifice animals, make fires and offer them as they did back in the day but we can offer our thanks to Him through our lips.

“Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name.” (Hebrews 13:15, NKJV)

Note: To make it easier you can start on Monday or Sunday whenever your week begins and give thanks to God for the whole week.

For verses on glorifying God check out my other post (10 Bible Verses Glorifying God)

stay blessed the most stylish way possible, being the you that God made you to be 😊

Words Of Life

“The words of your mouth are very powerful” 🗣🗣 that’s what my mum always said growing up and sure enough it caught on with the whole family. The funny thing was when I was younger my siblings and I used it when we were teasing each other. If one said jokingly “you’re dumb😝” the other would respond ” Hey! don’t say that the words of your mouth are very powerful!😤😂”. As I look back at it now we probably didn’t realise the true power and truth in that statement.

“A man’s stomach shall be satisfied from the fruit of his mouth; From the produce of his lips he shall be filled. Death and life are in the power of the tongue.”(Proverbs 18:20-21)

When we look at the creation of the world and beginning of life, it all started with spoken words “Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.”(Genesis 1:3). Isn’t that amazing😲, God could have done everything by Himself, the verses could have said then God DID this then God DID that. But no God knew there was going to be a time as this when He needed us to understand the importance of what proceeds out of our mouths and what we speak into existence🙏🏾.

Words are so powerful that we sometimes don’t realise how they consistently form the lives we live. If you say you’re poor, guess what you will continue to be poor, if you say you’re successful, guess what you will be successful. The words we form do not discriminate they can bring both bad and good things into existence. That’s why we have to be cautious of what we are speaking into our own lives. Shift what you say about your situations, speak life into your situations, not death.

Even as mentioned in my previous post (Look to God) about coronavirus, we must speak life, God is beckoning us to use that which is so powerful, the words of our mouth to speak life into this world, to humble ourselves to Him and cry out (speak) to Him.

“If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”(2 Chronicles 7:14)

Let us speak to the Lord words that will spring life back to the world, not death.

I challenge you today to reflect on the words you have spoken into your life. What is it that you say to others and yourself about your situations? Is it something that must change?

And let us all speak life to the nations in these times of COVID-19 that God may hear our cries and deliver us. 

Stay blessed the most stylish way possible, being the you that God made you to be 😊

Pop That Bubble

First of all blessed Sunday everybody!

Let me start by saying this week was not the greatest😫.

Ever been in that position where everything seems to be going wrong in every shape and form. Then when you think it’s all over that’s when the biggest bombshell of pure misfortune happens. Yeah… that was me this week🤦🏾‍♀️.

During these moments it’s so easy to get lost in yourself. You become so consumed by your situation and thoughts that you end forgetting the world around you. Moreover, if you’re like me and love having full control over your own life then these situations become hard to handle. Sometimes you even lose your way, your clarity and it becomes hard to grasp a clear vision. If you’re nodding your head or saying yes, keep on reading👇🏾.

These type of situations are hard especially if you are a Christian like me because not only do you lose sight of yourself but God. It becomes harder to pray, seek God and even be grateful because all that is consuming you is stress and misery.

Okay, but how does one even overcome this ?!?

Listen, sometimes it’s not about you it’s about something bigger than you. What I mean by this is that we need to poke a hole out of our little bubble and focus on what matters, what God has called you to do. And for those who still don’t know what that is this is the perfect time to seek God for answers. These are times for less YOU YOU and more what YOU can do for OTHERS.

In these times I like to take a step back and think what is it I do for others that not only pleases God but brings me the greatest sense of accomplishment. And for me, it’s reaching out and encouraging at least one person, knowing I’m drawing someone closer to God gives me the greatest joy.

“Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet, and send portions to those for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not sorrow, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” (Nehemiah 8:10, NKJV)

You’ll be amazed at the realisation that the real blessings are not in what we have but what we give out to the world. This is enough to eradicate all stress and problems✨.

So what is it that God has called you to do for others?

Let’s put ourselves out of the way as the new week begins and let’s do more for others around us. Trust me your week will go from 0-100 real quick💯.

Stay blessed in the most stylish way possible, being the you that God has made you to be!❤️