The Plant Outside

It’s been just over a year since our world was turned upside down by this pandemic! I recently heard, “we’re all in the same river, but in different boats.” We’ve all experienced lockdown and COVID19 in different ways.

Here’s a question: How have you experienced God?

There’s a plant on my stoep. Throughout the seasons, it changes – new shoots have, some flowers, and then in the winter, bare. The plant is still there and still alive – surviving all seasons and conditions.

God cares for that plant, He cares even more for you and me.
We’ve been battered.
But we’re still here.

Hebrews 13:5 (https://bit.ly/2A82aZM)




Why don’t I hear God speak?

Psalm 86:6-7 (https://bit.ly/3guGsCR) tells us God hears and answers our prayers, but we struggle to hear Him. Often this is because we have our say, but don’t take time to listen to Him. We are so busy living our lives, that we don’t see His answers to our prayers.

To hear God, we need to open our eyes to what God is doing around us. We need to quieten our hearts and take time to reflect, so that we can hear Him give us clarity and wisdom.

Lord, help me to slow down and make time to be still and hear what you are saying.



Today is THE Day.

Read Zephaniah 3:17 (https://bit.ly/2vdbrcF)

Try to think about these thoughts for the whole day long

God is right there with you wherever you might go!
He will protect you from anything that wants to hurt you today.
He is excited and so joyful about your life.
He has already forgiven all of your sins and you can now freely walk in His grace and mercy.

You can just focus on shining out His love and kindness to others today.

Think about this God is singing and rejoicing over you today!
Crazy right?!

Try and keep that in your mind today as you do you!



C for Chill, K for Know.

Read James 1:2-7 (https://bit.ly/31NiFVW)

When you’re going through a tough time remember to tell God about it, pray about all your worries. James tells us to ask God for wisdom because He wants to give it to us generously. After you have finished praying, try not to overthink stuff and worry too much about it after you have prayed about it. You could also do something that you enjoy doing; I find this helps take my mind off things.

Know that you can talk to God about it all – the good and the bad; not only when you are going through something difficult.