Too close for comfort: Tailgaters you need to STOP.

Good day beautiful people

I hope this post meets you and your family well?? I really felt the urge to share my encounter with you as I must say God REALLY came through for me. He helped calm me down and opened up my eyes to see the bigger picture.

So I was on my way to a night shift on Sunday evening and I realised I was going slightly above the speed limit so I decided to slow down. All of a sudden in my rear view mirror I noticed a small vehicle become increasingly close to my car bumper. This vehicle then decided to drive in the middle of the road to see ahead of my car. My blood began to boil and my heart started beating faster due to frustration. I slowed down even more so due to feeling annoyed/pressured, and because of the fact that I was approaching a zebra crossing. This car then aggressively overtook me, only to slow down less than 200 meters ahead because of a speed camera.

This incident continued to play on my mind for a few hours into my nightshift until I went for my break. It was during my resting period that I came across the passage Proverbs 15:18 whilst studying my one year bible reading plan! This was sooooo appropriate for me to read, it was truly a word in season. I felt the Holy Spirit gently nudge me and remind me that being cool tempered is the better choice, and that I did the right thing by not speeding.

Proverbs 15:18 ~ “A hot-tempered person starts fights; a cool-tempered person stops them.”

The thing is, if I decided to put my foot on the gas peddle in order to prevent the car behind from overtaking, I would actually be doing the dangerous driver a favour. I should not have to do the hard work of changing lanes, whilst putting lives at risk and breaking the law, just so that someone can get to their destination a little quicker. Or because they want to show off in their car. They can do the hard work of overtaking instead of me giving myself heart palpitation because I feel pressured to speed up.

Remember we gotta represent Christ on the roads too, as well as in our work places because we are His ambassador’s! I understand that at times some individuals may not realise that they are driving way too close to the car ahead, but living in the midst of a pandemic does not justify erratic/dangerous driving.

2 Corinthians 5:20 ~ So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, “Come back to God!”

Love you all

God bless beautifuls

Christian Lady After God’s Own Heart

Dealing with misunderstandings.

Good day beauts

I hope everyone is feeling refreshed, revived and refilled? I pray that you continually experience the peace of God which surpasses all human understanding, and know that the love which God has for you is unfailing and unending.

Conflict is something which EVERYONE will have to face in life, and one should not be afraid of dealing with disagreements. First and foremost I’d like to express that it is absolutely essential/necessary to deal with problems instead of turning a blind eye to them. This can help prevent negative emotions building up to the point that one explodes into rage. Dealing with problems early on can help prevent situations from going from bad to worse. Addressing situations immediately can also neutralise incorrect assumptions.

Upon reading my one year bible reading plan, it dawned on me the significance of…

1. Not making assumptions.

2. Effectively handling matters which cause you concern.

Getting to know the truth can alleviate feelings of frustration. Take for example you message an individual and get no response for weeks. You finally meet this human being in person and find out that their phone is/was broken, it becomes a relief to know that you weren’t being ignored, but rather your dear friend didn’t receive your message due to phone issues.

Handling potential problems as soon as you become aware of them, can help dissipate wrong assumptions and give one peace of mind. This is better than sweeping things under the carpet.

We have an example of this in the Bible in the book of Joshua. The tribes on the east side of the Jordan river (Rueben, Gad and half the tribe of Manasseh) built a large altar. When the rest of Israel heard about this they assumed the tribes on the east were sinning against the Lord by setting up an altar for idol worship. They saw it to be an act of betrayal and disobedience towards God. Below I will post the chapter and verses which describe this event. It is a long read but I’d encourage you to read all the verses in order to gain clearer understanding.

Joshua 22:10-34 ~ But while they were still in Canaan, and when they came to a place called Geliloth near the Jordan River, the men of Reuben, Gad, and the half-tribe of Manasseh stopped to build a large and imposing altar. The rest of Israel heard that the people of Reuben, Gad, and the half-tribe of Manasseh had built an altar at Geliloth at the edge of the land of Canaan, on the west side of the Jordan River. So the whole community of Israel gathered at Shiloh and prepared to go to war against them. First, however, they sent a delegation led by Phinehas son of Eleazar, the priest, to talk with the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and the half-tribe of Manasseh. In this delegation were ten leaders of Israel, one from each of the ten tribes, and each the head of his family within the clans of Israel. When they arrived in the land of Gilead, they said to the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and the half-tribe of Manasseh, “The whole community of the Lord demands to know why you are betraying the God of Israel. How could you turn away from the Lord and build an altar for yourselves in rebellion against him? Was our sin at Peor not enough? To this day we are not fully cleansed of it, even after the plague that struck the entire community of the Lord. And yet today you are turning away from following the Lord. If you rebel against the Lord today, he will be angry with all of us tomorrow. “If you need the altar because the land you possess is defiled, then join us in the Lord’s land, where the Tabernacle of the Lord is situated, and share our land with us. But do not rebel against the Lord or against us by building an altar other than the one true altar of the Lord our God. Didn’t divine anger fall on the entire community of Israel when Achan, a member of the clan of Zerah, sinned by stealing the things set apart for the Lord? He was not the only one who died because of his sin.” Then the people of Reuben, Gad, and the half-tribe of Manasseh answered the heads of the clans of Israel “The Lord, the Mighty One, is God! The Lord, the Mighty One, is God! He knows the truth, and may Israel know it, too! We have not built the altar in treacherous rebellion against the Lord. If we have done so, do not spare our lives this day. If we have built an altar for ourselves to turn away from the Lord or to offer burnt offerings or grain offerings or peace offerings, may the Lord himself punish us. “The truth is, we have built this altar because we fear that in the future your descendants will say to ours, ‘What right do you have to worship the Lord, the God of Israel? The Lord has placed the Jordan River as a barrier between our people and you people of Reuben and Gad. You have no claim to the Lord.’ So your descendants may prevent our descendants from worshiping the Lord. “So we decided to build the altar, not for burnt offerings or sacrifices, but as a memorial. It will remind our descendants and your descendants that we, too, have the right to worship the Lord at his sanctuary with our burnt offerings, sacrifices, and peace offerings. Then your descendants will not be able to say to ours, ‘You have no claim to the Lord.’ “If they say this, our descendants can reply, ‘Look at this copy of the Lord’s altar that our ancestors made. It is not for burnt offerings or sacrifices; it is a reminder of the relationship both of us have with the Lord.’ Far be it from us to rebel against the Lord or turn away from him by building our own altar for burnt offerings, grain offerings, or sacrifices. Only the altar of the Lord our God that stands in front of the Tabernacle may be used for that purpose.”When Phinehas the priest and the leaders of the community the heads of the clans of Israel heard this from the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and the half-tribe of Manasseh, they were satisfied. Phinehas son of Eleazar, the priest, replied to them, “Today we know the Lord is among us because you have not committed this treachery against the Lord as we thought. Instead, you have rescued Israel from being destroyed by the hand of the Lord.” Then Phinehas son of Eleazar, the priest, and the other leaders left the tribes of Reuben and Gad in Gilead and returned to the land of Canaan to tell the Israelites what had happened. And all the Israelites were satisfied and praised God and spoke no more of war against Reuben and Gad. The people of Reuben and Gad named the altar “Witness,”for they said, “It is a witness between us and them that the Lord is our God, too.”

So you can see that the tribes on the west side immediately took action when they heard of a ‘potential problem’. They didn’t spend years in the dark wondering ‘what if’? It is crucial for all individuals to learn how to deal with conflict in a wise manner, instead of running away from dispute. It helps remove the ‘what if’ factor and exposes the truth/facts, and therefore can aid in resolving disagreements. The tribes on the west got it wrong, and sometimes we too can make incorrect assumptions, it’s what you call ‘BEING HUMAN’.

To sum things up we should avoid making assumptions about others at all costs. We should also strive to handle situations with wisdom so we can obtain clarity, instead of turning a blind eye to matters which concern us. This prevents us from living in the dark (believing incorrect information or false news). Trust me when I say that in this era it is very easy for one to be misinformed. When we do not voice out our concerns with the individual who has potentially offended us, there is a high tendency for feelings of bitterness and resentment to rise up within us. This is not how God wants us to live. He desires for us to live in peace and have a true and pure love for one another.

1 Peter 1:22 ~ “You were cleansed from your sins when you obeyed the truth, so now you must show sincere love to each other as brothers and sisters. Love each other deeply with all your heart.”
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Anyway God bless people & enjoy your week.

Love from

Christian Lady After God’s Own Heart

A thank you and some words of advice.

Good day peeps

Today I am writing an appreciation message to all my followers. Thank you for showing your support by frequently viewing my content. Included in today’s post are two bloggers which I have nominated for the fix her crown award, as well as 3 tips which have helped me on my blogging journey. I thought it’d be an appropriate time to present the world with this writeup since I have finally reached my 100 followers milestone.

Soooo here it goes. The two lovely ladies I have chosen to nominate are ‘The excellent woman’ and Caralyn. ‘The excellent woman’ thank you so much for the nomination I feel extremely honoured, and I love your love God. Caralyn I have learnt a lot from you and have grown from reading your posts. Thank you both for what you do, and for your encouragement. I‘m glad to have participated in this online award event even though I have not followed all the award steps to a t.

The excellent woman: https://theexcellentwoman.blog

Caralyn : https://beautybeyondbones.com/read-this-first/

Now for some tips

1. Share YOUR interest with the world: If you’re passionate about something you’re more likely to enjoy writing up on it and researching into it. So my advice will be for you to discuss, picture, and capture what you love. Ultimately be yourself and enjoy it!

2. Consistency is key: If you do not engage your readers frequently enough, it will become difficult to keep them captured. Select how often you want to post and stick to it. Once in a blue moon just won’t cut it. Personally I think leaving subscribers waiting for longer than 6 weeks to view content is a bit too long. But then again it all depends on your objectives and target audience. But don’t burn yourself out. What works for me is blogging on a weekly basis.

3. Engage with other bloggers: Read other people’s content and show support towards others in the game! We can learn from one another and encourage one another. Networking is KEY!

1 Thessalonians 5:15 ~ Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.

I cannot express this enough but don’t do what you do for numbers. Do it because you’re led by the Spirit who has instilled such a passion within you. Even if you touch ONE life it’s enough to change the whole world. See it to be a bit like a domino effect as the encouraged individual has the potential to impact one life or many lives. Don’t forget you may have silent watchers who benefit from what you do. They absorb your content but may be uncomfortable with telling you you’re doing a great job, or may assume you do not need their support/encouragement because you’re getting it elsewhere.

Do not give up on your passion just because you fear what others will think you. Live to please God rather than man.

John 12:42-43 ~ Yet at the same time many even among the leaders believed in him. But because of the Pharisees they would not openly acknowledge their faith for fear they would be put out of the synagogue, for they loved human praise more than praise from God.

Thanks for reading and have a blessed, wonderful, and fruitful weekend.

Love from the

Christian Lady After God’s Own Heart

Living in rebellious times.

Good morning beautiful people

Today’s topic of discussion will revolve around a few verses taken from Deuteronomy chapter 28. The word of God greatly inspires me on a daily basis, and it is my desire to share some readings and insights with you all. Stay safe, stay blessed, stay creative, keep connected, and keep learning😀.

Over the past few years I’ve increasingly heard the words ‘Christ is coming soon’, and logically this is absolutely true. As each day goes by the day of Christ’s return draws nearer. There are many evils taking place around the world but this is only the beginning of the birth pains. My personal observation is that we are living in an era of rebellion. Good is called evil and evil good.

Matthew 24:4-8 ~ Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many. You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains.

The Bible also states that there is nothing new under the sun, history merely repeats itself. The current event happenings we now face have occurred before, and I believe that it’s time for us humans to realise that we are not invincible, we need to appreciate life a lot more. It’s time for us to humble ourselves and acknowledge that even with all our advancements, we are still susceptible to unexpected events raking havoc over our lives. Havocs which money or cleverness cannot prepare us for. It’s time to turn back to God.

Ecclesiastes 1:9 ~ History merely repeats itself. It has all been done before. Nothing under the sun is truly new.

One thing I’m learning is that God’s promise usually come with conditions. ‘If you…. then you’ll…”.

Deuteronomy 28:1-3 ~ “If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully keep all his commands that I am giving you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the world. You will experience all these blessings if you obey the Lord your God: Your towns and your fields will be blessed.”

Deuteronomy 28:13 ~ “If you listen to these commands of the Lord your God that I am giving you today, and if you carefully obey them, the Lord will make you the head and not the tail, and you will always be on top and never at the bottom.”

Upon reading Deuteronomy 28 in it’s entirety, one can see that the nation of Israel were informed about the consequences of abandoning God, (turning away from His hedge of protection). As well as being told of the blessings which result from trusting in the Lord. It was made clear that acts of defiance would lead to great destruction, from panic and frustration, to sickness. The poor choices we make can have dire consequences, and we all know how stress and anxiety can have devastating results on our physical and mental wellbeing. So let go and let God, cast your burdens onto Him, become dependent on Him. Put the cross before you and the world behind you. Say no to rebellion, and trying to do things all by yourself. We must surrender completely to the King and stop trying to handle matters on our own terms and conditions.

For some abandoning the faith is a way of experiencing freedom, but I must tell you God’s commands and instructions are actually blessings which bring about safety and protection. They yield love, peace, and hope, God is not a killjoy but a loving Father.

I for one can admit that at times I do not seek for help, because I like the feel of doing things by myself. I tend to find it fulfilling and rewarding. It’s only until I get so frustrated that I finally turn to someone for help e.g. when putting furniture together. Now picture a toddler refusing to give their parent a bottle of water to open up, they want to do it all by themselves, and struggle during the process, therefore end up tired and thirsty for the moment. This is exactly what happens when we try to do God’s job for Him. We tire ourselves out. We end up exhausted when we refuse to depend on Him. I am not saying that trusting in God’s timing will always be easy, sometimes it’ll get tough but we must patiently wait upon the Lord, for He is our solid Rock Whom cannot be shaken, Amen.

Psalm 27:14 ~ “Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.”

In this current climate many individuals are seeking to join the next uprising with limited insight and knowledge, all in the name of independence. But rebellion does not produce productiveness or positivity, what it does do is lead to chaos. It’s time for us to turn back to our first love. God desires to have a relationship with mankind. Accept His love as there is absolutely nothing on this earth that can truly satisfy the human soul other than the love of God.

Stay strong during this season we are in, and remember it is just a season. The rain may beat you down, but the showers will eventually come to an end. Run to the Lord for He is a very present help in times of trouble. Continually thank God for His saving grace.

Psalm 46:1 ~ God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble.

God bless

Enjoy your day beauts

Love from

Christian Lady After God’s Own Heart