Soaking in Myrrh

Posted by on Dec 5, 2013 in Featured, Nimmy

Soaking in Myrrh

Her time of preparation took one year. And I read about it in less than a second. Then I stopped and realized what I had just read. Being queen didn’t look so appealing to me. Yes, having hired hands every second of the day and the best wardrobe in the known world is a little tempting to any girl. But count in the days and years of loneliness and the prospect of being just an object of satisfaction and I’m sure Esther felt the same, as I did, no thanks! For one year she was separated from everyone she loved. She found herself, just her and God. I wonder if she questioned God, I wonder if she felt like getting up and getting out. I wonder if at any point did she realize what God was preparing her for. Our time of preparation is the hardest time one can go through. Like in baking we are kneaded, we are stretched, we are pulled, until, until that time we reach just the right consistency. And then don’t forget the hot oven. Baking is never complete without the hot oven. But once the finished product comes out, all the work and pain become worth it. So today I want to encourage you, don’t give up during your preparation time. Don’t give in. It is for a purpose. Your are being skill fully crafted by the Master craftsman. He knows what He is doing. He is teaching you to walk with Him.
Then only will you be ready to walk for Him. Know this, after the bitter waters of myrrh you will shine for His glory! “-after being twelve months under the regulations for the women, since this was the regular period of their beautifying, six months with oil of myrrh and six months with spices and ointments for women” (Esther...

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When you want to Throw in the Towel

Posted by on Aug 13, 2013 in Nimmy

When you want to Throw in the Towel

I reached an Elijah point today. No, not the fire from heaven, the chapter after that. Where he sat and told God I don’t think I can handle it God. I told God this morning: This is way too hard God. I think I need some faith infused into me cause I feel dry. When people are dehydrated they need IV fluids STAT! And I needed some strength infused STAT! That’s when I read about Elijah. And I learned when he was down to his last drop of strength God sent an angel to give him some food and water. Strength enough to make it to the Mountain of God. There God met him and loved him and spoke to him. And gave him a miracle in an unexpected way, in a still small voice. God met me today when I had reached my last drop. He didn’t let me go. And He won’t let you go. He will meet you. Because you are His child. Though a mother forsake her nursing child He will never forget you (Isaiah 49:15). He will give you the miracle you need. He will come as the still small voice and surprise you. Hold on till...

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The Secret Behind True Strength

Posted by on Jul 5, 2013 in Featured, Nimmy

The Secret Behind True Strength

       I moved half way across the world at the age of 19, and learned to do just about everything on my own. In living alone, in travelling alone, in doing it all alone I had become strong in my own strength. I was confident I could do anything set before me, I could handle anything; alone. I had become what the world tells us to be, independent and strong.And I thought that was a good thing. But today I realised God does not want me strong in myself, He wants me to be strong with His strength.                                                                        Sometimes, or more accurately most times, we have no idea how God is moulding us daily. We are unaware of it, that is until we retrospect. That’s what happened to me as I travelled the trans-Atlantic route that I had travelled so many times before, I realised I had changed. I was no longer the girl who tells the world, bring it on, I can handle anything, but I found myself telling God, I cannot go unless Your presence goes before me.                                                         And I thought of Moses, the first time he left Egypt, he left in his own strength. But the second time he left, he told God, I will not go alone unless Your presence goes before me. His encounter with God had changed him forever, he realised his own strength was not enough.                                         God has to strip us of our independence to truly walk with Him, dependent on Him.                                                                                                            I can relate this to a marriage, in a marriage, two independent people come together, but only when they are stripped of their independence can they truly be dependent on each other; and can they learn to function as one. We are created to function with God as one.We are created to be dependent people. Dependent on each other and dependent on God.                      I have been happily married since the past two years.And since the past two years God has been refining me, like...

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A Student for Life

Posted by on Feb 27, 2013 in Nimmy

A Student for Life

Recently my bank sent me a gentle reminder telling me in short: sorry Lady you’re 27 this year and why do you still have a student account?                                                                                                                                                                        And so I had to rush to the bank and change my account before they freeze it. I wish I could have  reasoned with them and told them I plan to be a student all my life, but I was pretty sure my argument wouldn’t win against policies.                                                                                                                  That’s when I got thinking. The world gives us a time frame of when it is acceptable to be a student. There is an accepted age, after which the fact you are still studying is more than a bit unusual. But I disagree, I plan to be a student all my life.                                                                                                    And now I don’t mean just to attach some degrees behind my name, but I mean I desire to always have a heart that is willing to learn. A heart that is mouldable and pliable in my Father’s hands. A heart that that is willing to sit at the feet of Jesus and learn and learn. A heart that will not get puffed up in knowledge but one that is willing to learn from others. A heart that will live life not with the attitude of knowing it all, but with the attitude to always learn. To always be a student.                                                                                                     Is it time we change our attitude? Have we grown up so much that we are unwilling to be taught? Let’s always...

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The Comfort of Here

Posted by on Jan 25, 2013 in Nimmy

The Comfort of Here

Have you gotten to a place where the place you are is just very comfortable?  No I’m not telling you that comfort is wrong. I’m telling you don’t let your comfort keep you from where God wants you to go! Most times God has a place for us that we are still yet to reach. A place which requires us getting a little uncomfortable to finally get up and go. God might be showing you a new city, a new job, a new home. But are we looking around at where we are and getting comfortable or are we ready to stand up and walk to our destiny? Oh if we learn to keep our spiritual eyes open! In Numbers Chapter 32, we read that the tribes of Reuben and Gad looked around with their physical eyes. They saw a land that was comfortable for them, a land perfect for their cattle and family. The only problem was they hadn’t reached the promised land which God was still leading them to. God never forces His will on us, and we see the same here. In the end the tribes of Reuben and Gad never crossed over the Jordan to the promised land. Their comfort kept them where they willed, not where God willed.  It’s a scary place to live anywhere but the will of God. Being content is one thing, but being content when God has so much more planned for you is just laziness! Today look around you, are you where you are because of comfort or ease? Get up right now and go to where God has willed you to be! Sometimes it is fear or intimidation that is keeping you from where God wants you to be. Know one thing, that God has already equipped you to do all that He has willed (Hebrews 13:20-21 ESV). You are able child of God, for He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world (1John 4:4). Don’t let intimidation and fear keep you from where you are supposed to be. Stand up straight, square your shoulders, keep your head up high and march on for the King of heaven and earth is with you! He will lead you and guide you and He will never forsake you! Today on be diligent, persistent, and determined to reach your promised land! God bless you, praying this post has blessed you and pushed you to your destiny! Tell me your thoughts, love to hear from...

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