Thirst No More!

Many of us are familiar with Psalm 42:1-2, ‘As the deer pants for the water brooks, so pants my soul for You. O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God?’ Paul tells us, ‘For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face’ (1 Corinthians 13:12). When we can finally ‘come and appear before God’ and see the face of God, it’ll be an incredible moment. […]

Never, Never, Never Give Up!

There’s an interesting passage in Mark 7 where Jesus walked all the way from where He was in Galilee, and northward towards Tyre and Sidon. This was Gentile territory, in what we know today as Lebanon. It was a long distance by foot. He went there and seemingly all that happened was a Syrophoenician woman, whose daughter was demon-possessed, came to Jesus and pestered Him to cast out the demon from her daughter. And the Lord completely disregarded her request. […]

Is He Useful or Worthy?

At our first Revival and Healing service in March, I remember approaching God’s Presence with great expectation, yet having a weighty issue at the back of my mind as I worshipped. I was hoping that one of our ministry team would release a word of knowledge that would speak directly to my situation. But, as we lingered in worship, the Lord spoke clearly to me and asked, “Are you drawing near because I’m useful or because you love Me?” “Am […]

Living From The Inside Out

There was a season in my life, for a few years, where I’d experience tangible manifestations of God’s Presence. It was almost as though I’d feel Him tangibly in my physical senses.  I’d shake under the power of God, laugh when His Spirit touched me, and feel the force of His power when I prayed for people. I enjoyed this season immensely as it made me realise His nearness and reality, and the realm of the supernatural. Then, it all […]

The Sacred Place of Solitude

I’m a relational introvert. This may sound like an oxymoron but, to put it simply, I love being with people. But not all the time – I need space and time alone to recharge my emotional batteries. Let’s be honest, being with people can sometimes be draining. Yet some of us are constantly in the presence of people, needs, demands, and expectations. Our children are pulling us, our family needs emotional support, friends look for help. The groups we lead […]

Lovin’ the Dove

I’ve always loved birds. I’ve had canaries, parakeets, chickens, ducks, geese, and even an owl as pets. My children have often collected feathers for me because they know how much I appreciate them. Now my grandchildren do it as well. I take comfort in knowing that many of God’s servants, including King David (Psalm 50:11) and even Jesus (Matthew 6:26), shared my interest. You see, they were bird lovers too. John the Baptist watched, fascinated, as the Holy Spirit descended […]

The Morning Miracle

Last year, I faced one big challenge in our family – waking my daughter up for school. We tried threats and treats but to no avail. To make things worse, she’s as grumpy as her dad. So each morning, we find ourselves literally scrambling our way from home to her school, which is thankfully just across the street where we live. At the start of the year, a miracle happened. She woke up on her own, got ready and waited […]