Tropical State of Mind

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Hello Beautiful and Blooming one… lets embark on a journey towards a Tropical State of Mind.

In rhetoric, eunoia (Ancient Greek: εὔνοιᾰ, romanized: eúnoia means a ‘well mind; beautiful thinking’).

Your mind is one of the most powerful and beautiful parts of your “being”, everything that exist and that extends itself from us originates within the mind. Proverbs 23:7 says: For as a man thinks in his heart, so is he…How thought provoking that this passage could lead us to question what our thoughts should be like. It also lends itself to say that our thoughts have the power to create, position and propel us to become anything and everything we set our minds on. Our thoughts can either be good or bad and sometimes even self-destructive – leaving us with a bitterroot, unwanted manifestations of bad behaviour and the worse case scenario –  depression.  

So, how does one journey toward a Tropical State of Mind? 

In simple terms – we have to renew our mind daily. Romans 12:2 says: Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

I have highlighted “but be transformed by the renewing of your mind” because we have been programmed to think a certain way and it can be extremely difficult to switch to blooming thoughts immediately. Imagine doing something for 18 years and suddenly having to do it differently. It will be strange right? I’ve just switched phones and I constantly have to remind myself that its not the older one. I struggled to get the hang of it, constantly getting confused with the menu buttons but eventually after many attempts – I am happy to announce: SUCCESS!

The journey starts with YOU! Take a step towards being intentional about your thoughts and consciously deciding to choose blooming thought over destructive ones. Spend time in the word of God and people who are able to water your seeds and keep you accountable. Then, remember – a seed can only grow with good nourishment, daily sunlight, watering and tender love and care. With God being our nourishment and daily bread, identify a few others who will be the sunlight to your life, water to your soil and someone to hold you together when you just can’t take another step forward. 

I would like to leave it here… 

Philippians 4:8 “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”

Till next time… 

Keep blooming!

Audacity to Love

There is never a moment when God is not pursuing you, never a time he is not thinking of you, never a day he has forgotten you.

Dear Friend,

If you understand the measure of love God has toward you, you will let go of all the negativity and vain imagination of people hating you, people being unfair or treating you with contempt. You must be mindful about the fact that you are loved by the father of lights and the God of all.

Today, have the audacity to love!

Thankful

“You are worth far more than rubies.”

There is always something to be grateful for. It should not be that hard to consider that the God of the universe found you most worthy to die for. He calls you his beloved, his child and the apple or his eye.

Today, walk in the fullness of who Christ says you are, thankful and secured. You are worth far more than rubies.

Saying Goodbye to Weeds

Hello beloved,

Declaration: “I am the daughter of a mighty kingdom, a daughter worth far more than rubies.

You can ask anyone of my close family or friends and they will tell you, I absolutely love the beauty of a garden. This picture below was taken in Singapore at the technologically evolved “Gardens on the Bay” –  It’s pretty fake looking but pretty cool, right?

Today, I had such a profound revelation about a garden and relating it to the condition of the heart. I realised that for a garden to be beautiful and blooming it must be ploughed, and constantly uprooting weeds that might fester and choke the life out of the other plants.

In the same way, our hearts are in desperate need of a garden specialist that will uproot unkindness, selfishness, deception, envy, strife and offense. The garden of our heart can not radiate the love of Christ if have these weeds still growing. So, today I encourage you to pick up the spade of righteousness and start uprooting the weeds that have kept you from blooming into the Godly woman you are.

Know this: You are a mighty woman of God, worth far more than rubies!!

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Xx

An Identity Fix

Hello Beloved,

I had no idea who I was because my identity was intertwined with what everyone else thought I should be.

Living in a world that is technically inclined and everything is aimed at past, speed and the next great step – it can be really challenging finding yourself and mastering who you are without paying attention to what others say and their expectations.

Growing up, I always focused on managing the expectations of others and tried to fit the mould of what society painted as perfect. To be honest, I had no idea who I was until I stumbled into grace and found myself in the word of God.

This is who I am to the father of lights: 

And…. this is who you are:

  • You are born of all that is
  • You are the head and not the tail
  • You are loved by perfect love
  • You are royal
  • You are a daughter of a King
  • You are powerful
  • You are worth far more than rubies
  • You are holy and blameless through Jesus
  • You are capable
  • You are the apple of God’s eye

Little India, Singapore

 

Xx

Joyful introspection

Hello Lovlies,

Apart from my hair being absolutely lovely in this picture, I am here to announce a joyful introspection experiment! keen to join? Continue reading….

Examine the desires God has given you, without denying, nor repressing them, as you acknowledge their righteous fulfillment.

Let us dive deep into the desires of our hearts and think of the condition of our hearts. It is pretty radical how an introspect can change your outlook on life and the view of yourself. I started incorporating a joyful introspection in my daily quiet time routine, where I would joyful observe my thoughts and my intentions – really about all the decision I intended to make that day.

Introspection is not really joyful because most of the time, you experience the ugly side of you that you always try to suppress but for God, this is a joyful time – it gives him the opportunity to truly transform your life with new and better decisions. When we rest in rest in his comforting love and power, we can trust that the time of introspection will lead us to a space of wisdom and a sound mind.

Daughter, you are worth far more than rubies! Today, walk in the light of his presence. Join me as I turn my eye inward and reflect on the treasures God has placed inside me, smile knowing that you are completely loved by his perfect love and approval.

Live loved 👒

Living Loved and Loving Yourself

Woman, you are worth far more than your gym tights – you are worth far more than rubies!

The above picture is such a fake reality but it is truly a place I wish to find myself every Saturday morning.

For the past 4 months, I have been intentional about making healthier choices for my body. I found myself convicted to make these changes because I felt uncomfortable and really sluggish. Stepping up meant stepping into a new playground, one that would challenge the very life out of me. Just so you know… THE VERY LIFE OUT OF ME!

The first month was rewarding and I felt as if I was on top of the world but I slowly went on a downward spiral, when old habits started creeping in again. It was here, when I started placed a high value on my gym tights when I found them clean and nicely packed away, I would tell myself, I am worthless.  Two months later, I completely fall off the wagon – I was drowning in guilt and I hated the fact that I even started.

And so, when my dream came tumbling down, I learnt this valuable lesson – living loved means loving myself completely. This meant that I would need to kinder to myself, kinder in my approach, kinder in my thoughts towards myself and to give myself to discipline.

What do you believe is the one thing, you need to work on?

When you live loved, you have no time to give yourself a guilt-trip

Complete Surrender

Hey, Happy Monday!

I don’t know what you may be facing this week or what news you anticipating to hear – but I want to encourage you to always remember to trust God, even in the uncertainty of life.

For me, the past few weeks I have been challenged and I have been a real student at learning to surrender to God. Surrender, it could mean many things and it could be different for each person. However, despite my wrestling spirit and my pressing fleshly desires to fearlessly pursue my own will (Which led to lessons learnt)- I have learnt that when all my own efforts and resources are exhausted and I have done everything in my own capacity. He whispers to me – ” My daughter, I am enough, I am good and I am good at being God… trust me.”

How wonderful to know that we serve a God who is good and who is good at being God. The one who holds the past, present and future – who better to trust than the one who knows it all? [Hebrews 13:8]

Challenge: Let us try to consciously perceive the potency of our God, walking mindfully in the unimaginable strength, courage and favour he has to provide for us before the foundation of the earth.  

You are valuable, loved and treasured – perceive it!

Live in the supernatural

Look past what is seen with your natural eyes, into what is unseen, for what is seen is temporary but what is unseen lasts forever.

I remember my insecure days, when I was unsure about life and where I completely regarded myself in my flesh and what others perceive me to be. It took me a long time to embrace my body and my own uniqueness.

Today, I am absolutely happy and I boost not in my own strength but in the light of God’s love toward me. I have found my value in his heart toward me. I no longer feel like I am less than. I really want women to shift their paradigms to live a liberated life in Christ – being sure and fully loved by God.

Walk into a room not needing love but being filled with love – lacking NOTHING