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Dream Again…

Posted by on May 3, 2015 in Featured, Nimmy

Dream Again…

The last two years have been more than challenging. Pain can keep the real you down. It did it to me. The pain made me shut down. It silenced me. But God reminded me today “Dream Again” It’s a scary thing to know that God’s dreams for you can go unfulfilled if you choose so. You can sit still and let life pass by, or you can pick up your sword and fight the good fight. This day I said I will dream again. The life of Elijah has been speaking to me more and more these past two years. In him I see a promise and purpose for his life, and in him I also see pain silencing the dream. Pain that made him give up half way through. Three years he lived, first by the brook Cherith until it dried up, then by the meagre savings of a widow. What if he gave up when the brook dried up? What if he gave up when the rain didn’t come? Three years is a long time to live through a famine, but in the end, God used those three years to make it known to the whole nation that He is God in Israel (1 Kings 18:36). Let not pain keep you down. Let not disappointment keep you from the continuing the journey. Let not the devil steal, kill and destroy your destiny. Dream...

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Broken Yet Still Strong

Posted by on Jun 13, 2014 in Nimmy

Broken Yet Still Strong

The pastor looked at me and asked, “So you’re here alone? No friends, no family?”  The tears started welling up, but I smiled and replied ‘yes’ confidently. That’s broken yet strong. It doesn’t make sense how that works: broken yet still strong. It’s a place that’s hard to explain. But it exists, I know, ’cause here I am living it. The morning my parents left, it hit me, I’m alone here, but at the same time I knew, I can never be alone. That’s His promise. I never understood why God wanted a broken heart. I didn’t know what that meant. How can a broken heart share the joy of Jesus to others? Won’t they appear depressed and not appealing at all? Wouldn’t their brokenness cut others? I had seen broken people before in the world; their edges so sharp if you go near you were sure to be cut. So how can a broken person minister love? Then I understood; when I am broken I am no longer ministering my love, which is conditional and limited. I am ministering His love, which just flows through me. His love that just uses me as a passage or a doorway. I understood. We can’t minister to the world just through our love, that would fall terribly short. The world needs His love. His unconditional, unfailing love. If I wasn’t broken how could His love flow through, it would be blocked. Now, through my broken pieces it flows. Healing me in the process too. We all need healing. Now I understood. Being broken before Him is the best place to live. When His love flows through every nook and cranny and strengthens me in ways I could never do on my own. Your brokenness means that you are standing and smiling only because of Him. It’s true, He does give peace the world cannot understand, and joy in abundance. Through your brokenness let Jesus’ love flow through you and heal those around you! Be blessed beloved and always know He will never leave you! “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” John 14:27 NKJV...

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When We Get That “Plan B” itch

Posted by on May 23, 2014 in Featured, Nimmy

When We Get That “Plan B” itch

No wonder Sarah thought of plan B.   She got frustrated waiting for plan A. But we all know how that turned out; yes God was faithful and made sure His plan A did come to pass, but Sarah, she had to deal with the results of her own Plan B; something none of us want in our lives; an Ishmael. So what do we do when we feel that “Plan B” itch?  When the breakthrough has been on its way for far too long. We do what Hannah did: “ she continued praying before the Lord” (1 Samuel 1:12) The bible tells us that each year she kept going up to worship the Lord with her husband and her provoker, Penninah by her side, and of course Peninnah’s many sons and daughters. When you think of Peninnah’s many sons and daughters, you realize that Hannah’s wait wasn’t just one or two years; it was many. And yet, for many years she persisted. She didn’t give up. All breakthroughs are good. But a breakthrough on our own terms and our own time may not be.  When I picture breakthrough I imagine a chick breaking through an egg.  Finally free. What if that breakthrough comes before the chick can survive, then it’s not a good thing at all. This is where we learn the art of waiting. Just like Hannah. She didn’t give up, when really, she could have decided, I had enough of praying the same prayer year after year; yet she persisted. Holy Spirit help us to be persistent. To never give up. Help us to always “continue praying before the Lord”. Give us supernatural joy during the wait.  Help us not give up during the wait. And help us to never go our own way during the wait. We are all waiting for something.  Trust God during your wait. Trust His time for your breakthrough. But in the meantime, PRAY! Oh and let’s not forget, her persistence had a reward; God gave her a Samuel, imagine what He has planned for you!  I would have lost heart, unless I had believed That I would see the goodness of the LORD In the land of the living. (Psalm...

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When You Believe Through the Pain

Posted by on Mar 20, 2014 in Featured, Nimmy

When You Believe Through the Pain

There are days the pain doesn’t make sense. Then the day arrives when the tears of pain become tears of joy. When the church in Bangalore was planted, it wasn’t planted in a season of rejoicing, but a season of pain. The little plant didn’t make sense to many people, and we ourselves had our doubts. Almost ten months later we saw a beautiful fruit; the first wedding from the church. And that wedding, much like the planting of the church was both rejoicing and pain. Rejoicing at what God had done, and pain at the rejection from man. We try to be as brave as we can, but we all know, rejection hurts. But there is One who understands this pain. I wonder when He walked with the cross on His back, was His heart torn between the two emotions also, overjoyed knowing, yes this is what the Father wants, but also in pain as rejection spit at His face. What we experience is new to us but He has already experienced it, and that’s why He can understand. Ten months later on that day, my husband and I looked at each other and knew all the pain, all the tears, all the rejection was worth it all! There are days the pain doesn’t make sense. Then the day arrives when the tears of pain become tears of joy. I declare over you that day is coming soon! Hold on till then! “He has made everything beautiful in its time” Ecclesiastes 3:11 NIV...

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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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