The dictionary defines a transition as the process or period of changing from one state or condition to another. I define it as semi-colons in the long sentence of our lifetime when God prepares to move us from one level of our calling / purpose / assignment up to the next.  A transition is meant to be transitory. Its timespan depends on our maturity level, obedience quotient, and measure of faith. Exceed the ‘sell-by’ date of our transition phase and […]

Into The Fray

He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters abroad.” Matthew 12:30  Christianity is not for spectators. For the believer, there simply is no such thing as taking a neutral stand. There are no passive observers or ones who teeter on the fence. When Jesus encounters people, He does not give them multiple options to choose from.  If He says, “Follow Me”, either you do or you don’t. Your feet move, […]

Loving Well

Many of us know the truths of the Bible well – we can even recite the Ten Commandments and other key principles for Christian living. We’re committed to our relationship with Jesus, and keep our spiritual disciplines. But the issue is that our commitment to Jesus often excludes relating to people in an emotionally mature way.  We believe wholeheartedly that loving others well is one of the goals of Christian life. We may even desire relating to those around us […]

<strong>The Mark Of True Maturity</strong>

More than 90% of the New Testament addresses the spiritual growth and maturity of believers. In his letters to the Galatian Church, Paul addressed believers born again in Christ, exhorting them to spiritual growth. And to the spiritually-gifted Corinthian Church, he wouldn’t have called them ‘carnal’ and ‘babes in Christ’ if he was impressed with their ability to operate in spiritual gifts.  Paul was emphasising that spiritual maturity is not a given, but must be an intentional pursuit in the […]

Stop Pretending

Recently, as I was reading the Book of Acts, the Lord began speaking to me in a very real and deep way. It was liberating but I felt the Fear of God in me at the same time. The Early Church was known for its exponential growth and power, but, did you realise that it was often messy too? Acts 4 revealed that the spirit of generosity was a public testimony. A disciple, Barnabas, was touched by the Lord and […]


Warning: Complaining is hazardous to your health. Despite it not being included among the notorious ‘seven deadly sins’, the unambiguous teaching of Scripture is – if it’s not checked, complaining can kill you.  If you’re not convinced, I wish to direct you to the Levite tribal leader Korah and his entire family for their insights. Tragically, you won’t find them. While griping about Moses’ and Aaron’s misguided leadership was fresh on their lips, ‘the earth opened its mouth and swallowed […]

To Know Him And Make Him Known

Of all the ministry slogans I’ve heard, my favourite must be YWAM’s ‘To Know God And Make Him Known’. We need to know Him so as to share His love for people. The question is, do we really know Him? And what does it mean to know Jesus? Personally, there’s been a fresh hunger and renewed passion in my heart to know Jesus like never before. To fall in love with Him all over again. In two weeks, I watched 3 seasons […]

The Pilgrim Way

(Abraham) dwelt in the land of promise as in a foreign country, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob… they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. Hebrews 11:9,13 The father of our faith was a nomad. When he chose to leave the land of his fathers, he had to leave lots of stuff behind. How many things could he carry with him on those camels? It’s doubtful his tents had much closet space!  Those who follow the footsteps of […]

<strong>Until Your Hair Is White</strong>

I turned 61 last week and the first Whatsapp message I read was from my firstborn who, after wishing me a happy birthday, informed me that, since 61 is a prime number, I’m still in the prime of my life. What a happy message to set my eyes on first thing in the morning. I don’t know about you, but I love birthdays, and I’m quite enjoying growing older because, with each swiftly passing year, the reality of the GOODNESS of […]

The Pursuit of Holiness

God commands His people, “Be holy, for I am holy.” But what does that look like in everyday life, and what’s our part in holiness? The concept of holiness may seem a bit archaic to our current generation. Some associate it with an endless list of do’s and don’ts, while others associate it with a repulsive ‘holier than thou’ attitude.  But holiness is a very biblical concept. The word ‘holy’ occurs in various forms more than 600 times in the […]