I completely dropped the ball the other day when I tried to minister to a friend.
We were discussing a certain topic; and almost immediately, I realized that we had different opinions on the matter, and decided to try to convince her that she was wrong and I was right. But she wouldn't back down! I decided to tell her a scary story that I was hoping would open her eyes to the truth, but even that didn't work. Lol. It was her response to the story that stopped me in my tracks...
To put it simply, she basically said that everyone is different, and life happens differently to different people.
And that was it.
Just like that, the conversation was over!
I was so amused by the whole situation, not only because of how it had played out, but also because I'd been reminded of how closed-minded I can sometimes be when I'm ministering to people.
*I wrote this post for another blog, but in light of Valentine's Day ♥ this weekend, I felt that I should post it here,too. Hope it blesses you.😊
It surprised me when I finally realised that the world was looking for something that I’ve already found and have actually always had access to – true love.
And what is true love? You might ask.
Like me, you have probably heard so many definitions of true love that it feels like your head can no longer contain them all! You have tried to make sense of them, only for them to leave you even more confused than you were before. But the truth of the matter is that we have been looking for the truth in all the wrong places. The world doesn’t know what true love is; how can it know something that it has never experienced?
Having spent my first semester learning the basics about digital photography, I was eagerly awaiting the opportunity when I'd be able to put everything I had learnt into practice.
Visiting Spain turned out to be that opportunity!
My favourite parable in The Bible has always been the one about two sons (Matthew 21:28-32). The parable tells of how their father asked his sons to go and work in his vineyard. The first one says no, but later on he changes his mind and goes. The second son readily says that he will go, but never goes. I can remember how surprised I was when I read in verse 31 that it was actually the first son who had obeyed his father! My young mind couldn't understand how his response translated to obedience. He had blatantly told his father that he wouldn't go to the vineyard to work.
But I had missed the point: in the end, he is the one who did exactly what his father had asked him to do.
I find it easier and more effective to write down how I feel rather than to say it.
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