Selfies – For Yourself?

K so who’s posted a nomakeupselfie this week??

Make-up hides imperfections and accentuates good-points. It helps us present a face to the world that we think they will appreciate or like more. Sometimes our prayers and our giving can be used like makeup too! to get attention, and make people think better of our spirituality.

Jesus taught his disciples about praying and giving and warned them about doing so publicly Read his words in Matthew 6:1-6 here:

The #nomakeupselfie campaign has raised R140m for breast cancer, but I’m left asking what are our motives? (and does posting without donating help?) What are your motives as you move through Lent this week towards remembering our Saviour’s sacrifice?




Let Go!

Do you think you might be a control freak? These words from Jesus could be a good test to see

‘Anyone who intends to come with me has to let me lead. You’re not in the driver’s seat; I am. Don’t run from suffering; embrace it. Follow me and I’ll show you how. Self-help is no help at all. Self-sacrifice is the way, my way, to saving yourself, your true self.

What good would it do to get everything you want and lose you, the real you? What could you ever trade your soul for?’ Mark 8v34-38 (The Message)

How does that make you feel? Anything you’re holding too tightly onto?

Hear Jesus’ invitation:

Let go!

Leaders: check our post for you this week here:




Do you want to delight God? Here’s a great text to guide you:

‘How can I stand up before God and show proper respect to the high God? He’s already made it plain how to live, what to do what God is looking for in men and women. It’s quite simple: Do what is fair and just to your neighbour, be compassionate and loyal in your love. And don’t take yourself too seriously; take God seriously’ Micah 6:6-8 (The Message)

God is far more interested in how we live than in the religious ceremonies we perform. What would it take to make those things the pattern for your day today?

Read more of Micah’s advice here –