You Make Me Brave

According to my Honey favourite saying, “some days you are the bird, some days you are the statue.” I say to myself  ‘bull’s eye.” Some days in life are just more challenging than others. You wish you can just finish the day quickly, go to sleep. Hopefully, wake up to see issue resolve,  witness a miracle and enjoy many more good days. As we know it does not always happen that way. Sometimes we need to go through the fire for character building. Ouch, sound so painful. Nobody like receiving dreadful news, lousy health report, financial crisis, job loss, loss of an significant account, business closure, bankruptcy, homeless, lose someone significant, betrayal, misunderstanding, death of loved ones, abusive boss, unreasonable partner, never ending meetings, mountain of paperwork from office to tackle, conflicts with colleagues or associates, demanding clients, heated debates with spouse and family members, endless home management, networking and other far too many commitment. Out of sudden, life may seem spun out of control.

The important thing is knowing WHO is still in control, the great “I AM”. Just tell yourself to stop whatever you are doing for a minute and get your composure. Simply focus on breathing deeply. Inhale Jesus love and exhale enemy stress, repeat. Count to Ten slowly before you response to whatever crisis. A good reminder from pastor Bobbie Houston, “Eat, sleep, pray and repeat. Eat, sleep, pray and repeat. Eat, sleep, pray and repeat.”  Of course, talk to someone you trust or call a hotline near you to unload. Listen to good music, songs and starts to praise and worship God in advance for your good outcome or miracle.

If you are feeling a bit under the weather, or facing overwhelming situation, just pause and listen to this heart rending song, You make me brave by Bethel Music. Soak in, let it ministers to your inner being.

http://www.ccmmagazine.com/article/you-make-me-brave/

VERSE 1:

I stand before You now
The greatness of your renown
I have heard of the majesty and wonder of you
King of Heaven, in humility, I bow

CHORUS:
As Your love, in wave after wave
Crashes over me, crashes over me
For You are for us
You are not against us
Champion of Heaven
You made a way for all to enter in

VERSE 2:
I have heard You calling my name
I have heard the song of love that You sing
So I will let You draw me out beyond the shore
Into Your grace
Into Your grace

BRIDGE:
You make me brave
You make me brave
You call me out beyond the shore into the waves
You make me brave
You make me brave
No fear can hinder now the love that made a way

You make me brave
You make me brave
You call me out beyond the shore into the waves
You make me brave
You make me brave
No fear can hinder now the promises you made

I leave you with the Living Word to ponder, “Be strong and courageous, for you are the one who will lead these people to possess all the land I swore to their ancestors I would give them.” Joshua1:6 (NLT)

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Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)

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Good Day, Beautiful People!
Sharing with you today one of my favourite songs since 2013, Oceans (Where Feet may fail) by Hillsong United in album Zion. The music is written by Matt Crocker, Joel Houston & Salomon Ligthelm. Taya Smith is the worship leader.  It is honestly a beautiful, meaningful, moving and timeless worship song. It is a song that touches multitude according to the news. This song  “”Oceans” cracks the longest reign on Billboard’s airplay/sales/streaming-based Hot Christian Songs chart as they marked their 24th week at the top. This shatters the record that has been in place since 2003 with MercyMe’s “Word of God Speak.”” -Urban Christian News. It does not matter if you are first time listener or this is already one of your personal choice songs, let us enjoy this song together now. Selah, pause and get closer to God.

 

You call me out upon the waters
The great unknown where feet may fail
And there I find You in the mystery
In oceans deep
My faith will stand

And I will call upon Your name
And keep my eyes above the waves
When oceans rise
My soul will rest in Your embrace
For I am Yours and You are mine

Your grace abounds in deepest waters
Your sovereign hand
Will be my guide
Where feet may fail and fear surrounds me
You’ve never failed and You won’t start now

So I will call upon Your name
And keep my eyes above the waves
When oceans rise
My soul will rest in Your embrace
For I am Yours and You are mine

[6x]
Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders
Let me walk upon the waters
Wherever You would call me
Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander
And my faith will be made stronger
In the presence of my Savior

I will call upon Your name
Keep my eyes above the waves
My soul will rest in Your embrace
I am Yours and You are mine

This is the Official Live Recording:

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She believed she could so she did! (Warning: Graphic Photo)

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Photo above is taken by a Professional Photographer, one of Kym Thomson’s work. [Warning: If you are offended by this unapologetic photo, please move on.  This is not about nudity or boobs. Oops, there is none! I will not entertain crazy questions or remarks. Be mature, move on and have a nice day.]

Good Day, Beautiful People!

Life is full of ups and down, not always smooth. We can all wish life is like a bed of roses. Granted that you are in this life journey sooner or later you will face challenges.  Not many can escape from relationship, financial, health, emotional, addiction, crisis and ultimately mortality. Sometime, it takes some drastic drama happen to us either to our loved ones or friends for us to be awaken from our stupor. At that instant, we have to make a decision to crumble or to fight. I hope we choose to be brave and live with intention and purpose. You may choose to think this will never happen to me so I can choose to live life carelessly and frivolously have nobody to answer to. Actually, you are right. That is the freedom of choice. Although that is true, why wait till crisis happen then make a choice when you can do it now. Search your heart, ask yourself are you living your life purposefully toward your destiny.

Trust me, is not everyday, 12th of May 2014, I wake up to a brave and beautiful friend, Nerralea Van Der Merwe featured on news by the work of another super creative and marvellous friend, Kym Thomson.
It is incredible to see Nezz rises up and refuses to give up attitude. Beyond doubt, Nezz’s faith, conviction, people who love her like family and friends, church and support groups has make her an overcomer and not a victim of cancer. Nezz is not the only person I know that went through this cancer journey. You know who you are. I will not mention your names here without your permission. Thank you for being brave and navigate this path so well.

http://mobile.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/the-body-image-movement-how-breast-cancer-survivor-nerralea-van-der-merwe-fought-her-body-image-demons/story-fnixwvgh-1226914710944

Of course, I am very proud of my friends’ achievement and will continue to cheer them on! Beside, I am a bit jaded by reading all the negativity, bad news most of the time. I find it refreshing and inspiring to read good news, news that bring hope. Nevertheless, the reason I am sharing this story is I know that there are people out there who need to know there is hope in the darkness. Folks who are still in the midst of their storm need to focus on Jesus, your captain, keep declaring health, and  look far away at the horizon.

Believe in your future self. Don’t be push by your problems. Be led by your dreams.

http://www.jump-in.com.au/show/mornings/videos/3578677793001/

Isn’t this a good reminder for most of us as young and older women need to embrace our bodies. Regardless what the world says about your body. You are beautiful because you are created in the image of your Creator.

She is a dreamer, a doer, a thinker. She sees possibility everywhere.

Look at the beautiful and amazing Nezz now, trim and fit!

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Above Photo taken by Nerralea Van Der Merwe.

I leave you with this thought. The living word states: “Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible.” -Matt 19:26

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