My life is not about me.

This Morning while spending time with God I listened to the songĀ Lead me to the Cross by Hillsong. While listening to it I was reminded of Mark 8:34 and was deeply challenged. I was reminded that my life is not about me. It is not even about my husband or my little boy. My life belongs to God and it is about bringing Him glory. Loving, caring and serving my family is a way of bringing glory to God because it is the calling he has placed on my life. Daily I need to remember to put God first and that ultimately my life is not about me.
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Psalm 8

  
This Morning I read through Psalm 8 and was touched by it. It overwhelmed me that God would choose us human beings to watch over His creation. That He would choose me to do this will here on earth. God’s creation is truly wonderful and beautiful. Which means that we are too because we are created by God in His image (Gen 1:26).  I am amazed that God would chose to use me in His will. I am not perfect and I am marked by sin. Yet He has chosen to forgive me and use me. 

Thankful Heart: Day 3-6

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Over the last few days I have had so many things to be thankful to God about. I have been thankful for his presence in my life, for the blessings He has poured upon me.
But most of all of the last few days I have been thankful that He speaks into my life. Daily I feel Him whisper words of love into my ears as He guides and directs my life. He reveals my heart to me, teaches me and shows me in which areas of my life I need to grow. Daily He directs me closes to Him.

Thankful Heart: Day 2

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Today I am thankful for BLUE SKY and SUNSHINE. It has been about a week since I saw a glimpse of the sun. Today I am so over joyed to experience the sun. Being South African and a person who loves summer I have missed the sun very much over. This cold, cloudy winter season in Switzerland. When the sun comes out I drop everything to run outside and feel the sun on my skin. A couple weeks ago I saw the sun shining of the hill so of course I needed to get myself there. Knowing how important the sun is to me my husband packed me in the car so we could chance after the sun light. We raced to this hill only to be in the sun for less than 5 minutes because of clouds. So we set off again to find Sunlight. We ended up parking along the side of a main road near a building construction. It wasn’t the most glamorous or romantic place to be but it was wonderful to feel the sun on my skin for 15min before it disappeared again. Today I am thankful to God for the blue sky and sunshine.

Hope that you all enjoy your day and can think of something to be thankful about.

Thankful Heart: Day 1

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I realized that I have so many things in life to be thankful to God for but I often forget about them and end up focused on the one things that I don’t have. So I have decided to embark on a journey in which I will daily recognize and thank God for the blessings He has poured out in my life. Today I am choosing to be thankful to God for saving my life. Being a Christian now for many years I sometimes forget the most important thing that God has done for me. Nothing else is more important in my life than my relationship with God, I am so thankful that God saved me and made a way for me to have a relationship with Him.

What are you thankful for?

Hope you have a wonderful day.

Christmas & New Year Excitement


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There has been a lot of excitement with the christmas and the start of the New Year. My life over the past few weeks has been crazy busy which is why I have been unable to make a post for a while. My first Christmas in Switzerland was beautiful. I spend it with friends and family. My husband of course was full of surprises for me. I was able to relax and take a break from learning German. I was thrilled the when I woke up to see it snowing for the first time. It is such a beautiful sight. I am also happy that so far I have survived winter here. In the beginning it took some getting use to since I am from Africa.

I have started off the new year well and like most woman have decided that now is the time to get my health on track so I started making better food choices and taken up a sport. Feels good to be more active.

I have also kicked it up a gear with learning German. Because of this art and blogging have taken a bit of a back seat for the last few weeks. But I do intend to be getting back into the swing of art and blogging once again. Starting today of course.

How is the start of your New Year going? Have you made any resolutions or started doing anything new?

Wish you a wonderful day.

JOURNAL Sketch: The Sun is rising

The Sun is rising

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This morning while praying I saw a picture in my mind of a sun rising. It was beautiful, I could almost feel the warmth of it’s rays on my skin. Through this picture God reminded me of how wonderful it is to be in his presence, its like feeling the warmth of the sun.