It’s been a while since I last wrote anything longer than a long email. But as it’s a few days past my 24th birthday, I thought it would be incredibly important for me to take stock of how far the Lord has brought me. I have been meditating on Psalm 16 a whole lot. And that’s what I want to share today. With a lot of things that have happened in my life recently, Psalm 16 has become a daily prayer for me. For perseverance, for counsel, for God to show me the way of life. For Him to bring His plans for my life to fruition. The one thing I’m most grateful to God for this new year is the gift of joy. Many times, trials and tribulations came for me. Many times, evil was plotted for me. But true to the promise in Psalm 34:19, “Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all” the Lord brought me through. He has made me more devoted to …
2017 has been the best year of my life. I know, I know, I say that at the end of every year, but it is not because I merely feel like it, but because it is true. Before 2017, 2016 was the best year of my life. This year was better than 2016, as was 2016 better than 2015, and so on. And guess what, 2018 is going to be an even better year for me. And for you, if you would believe. Over the past few weeks, Psalm 65 has appeared and reappeared in my personal bible studied (which I’ve been very bad at.) First, I was praying to God to hit my targets at work, and I was praying Psalm 65:2, which says “O You who hear prayer, To You all flesh will come.” And as I prayed for the Lord who answers prayer to help me in my targets at work, Psalm 65:11 came to my mind. It says “You crown the year with Your goodness, And Your paths drip with abundance.” …
I’m incredibly horrible at saying goodbye. When the moment to move forward comes, I have this lump in my throat, and it always seems like the tears are lurking somewhere behind my eyes. Today, I took one of my closest friends to the bus station for her to catch a bus back home. Yeah, I’m being vague with where the “home” is, because we’re all in such a transient phase of our lives that it’s difficult to tell where our homes actually are. It’s this interesting phase between officially still living with your parents, so their house is home, but you’re also done with college, so we’re now officially considered adults. Anyway, just before she left, we prayed. While I was busy committing this girl to God’s hands, she began to cry. It took everything in me to not cry as well. What use would it have been? I was trying to be strong, despite the very drastic change that will come from seeing each other daily for most of college, and now not knowing …
I once heard that when looking for a job, especially early on in your career, look for a great boss, and not a great position. I had a boss like that. Have you?
Have you lost a close friend before? Well, I have, and I’m sharing my experience with you.
Back with a bang is this week’s edition of the Ms Alheri Uncensored series where I give you a glimpse into my life. Enjoy!
I’m counting my blessings and naming them one by one!
What can I say? The Lord has done for me, exceedingly, abundantly above all that I have ever asked or imagined! If not for His grace and mercy, I wouldn’t be where I am today, and I’m so excited for my future because I know Jesus has got me!
Are you in the valley? Are you going through a tough time? Here is a little something to encourage you!
I’ve learnt a few pertinent lessons from losing a dream friend, which I’m sharing today. Although time is supposed to heal the wounds, it doesn’t always. We just learn to live with the pain and let it spur us to other things. Find out more on the blog.
What does food mean to you? Is it the simple act of nourishing your body, or does it hold religious and spiritual significance? That’s what we’re talking about in the blog today!