Category Archives: Thoughts

Jesus – my Saviour, my Rock, in whom I can Trust

Recently my week started with a change of position at work that involved a lot of concentration and good time management to get through the tasks of the day.  At 4.30pm my Manager walked into our area and called our attention giving us the news we were all redundant. I’ve never been redundant before. It was a shock, I immediately sent up “arrow” Prayers, Lord you know my heart, my needs, help me through this, and the work I have yet to finish today.

Few days later a family member who has cancer was being operated on. Within hours we were notified, that the cancer was more advance than expected. She was stitched straight back up. The news was not good. Continue reading Jesus – my Saviour, my Rock, in whom I can Trust

Lean into faith and future.

Leaning in - Poised to runWhen you balance on a pivot like a seesaw you can change your direction by the way you lean. The challenge God gives us is to lean into faith and future. We are called to a life of faith. What does that look like for you? God called Gideon to save a nation when he was hiding in a wine press. He called him a mighty hero when Gideon was so far from feeling like a hero. Gideon chose faith over status quo! Continue reading Lean into faith and future.

OUR WONDERFUL WORLD

New-creation-in-Christ 1

I am constantly in awe of the beauty and intricacy in the environment that is our world, and am astounded at the complexity of the human body and mind, the knowledge of which, in recent years is exploding, due to modern technology.   Last year I received revelation of the importance of our natural environment in terms of that environment being God’s creation, and His purpose in creating us as its caretakers.   Continue reading OUR WONDERFUL WORLD

The Power of Vision

I have to come realize that I am a visual learner. God often speaks to me through what I see.  In practical terms, I am far better off if I can see an example, to show me what needs to be done . When  I read through the Bible,  I get excited by examples of women, God used to make a difference through their lives These women give me a vision of who we can become in Christ. They inspire me to  “see” the potential in me and also women from every street, in every neighborhood of our city (and the surrounding towns) in our region of Taranaki.

It causes  me to believe that God can help women in our region to become: Continue reading The Power of Vision

Lasting the Distance

I don’t know about you but sometimes I find living in a fast paced world, where trends and things go out of fashion almost the second they are in, a little unsettling. We find ourselves approaching life with a “you only live once” mentality grasping and grabbing at experiences, jobs and things to try and make the most of what is fleetingly placed before us.

You may have heard of the term “planned obselecence”. This is a design policy whereby a product or consumer item is designed with a limited useful life so that it will become obsolete or unfashionable after a certain period of time. Now while this might be good for product producers and a stimulated economy it is I think a sign of our times where the terms “throw away” and “disposable” are all too commonplace. Continue reading Lasting the Distance

“YOUR ORDINARY CAN BE SOMEONE ELSE’S MIRACLE”

Jo parker Snoopy and Charlie

What an incredibly inspirational time we had with Letitia Sheldon when she came to speak at the Inspiring Women Night! I really believe her stories scattered seeds into our hearts and I am excited to see these sprout and grow in the coming months.

As I was driving home, I reflected on Letitia’s exceptional commitment to the call of God on her life. In particular, what stood out to me was her belief that none of her steps were started in greatness but were rather ordinary steps, taken by an ordinary woman, with an extraordinary God.
Continue reading “YOUR ORDINARY CAN BE SOMEONE ELSE’S MIRACLE”

“I can make a difference to my generation”

Letitia Shelton NP 20th may 2014

Attending Letitia Shelton’s Dessert and Coffee Night where she spoke on the life of teenage girls really opened my eyes to some ways that girls my age can be shown God’s love and grace.

Her presentation is something that all Christian women need to hear. The girls that Letitia spoke about were the girls in my generation and it was interesting to sit and listen and see how many women didn’t know how bad it had become in a teenage girl’s world today. The copious amount of pressure from friends, boyfriends and society have such large effect on the way that girls feel they have to be and eventually, it all adds up leaving the girls hurt and broken. Letitia really inspired me to chase after the visions God has put in my heart to see young girls from all around Taranaki saved. God spoke to me through Letitia and showed me that I can make a difference for his purpose by showing the girls out there that they’re loved by Jesus.

–Aleisha Clow

 

Aleisha is a full time intern at Park City Church who has a passion for youth and music. She finished Girl’s High in 2013 and is now doing a one year Diploma in Christian ministry through Vision College.

God is faithful

Deuteronomy 31:6 (AMP)
(6) Be strong, courageous, and firm; fear not nor be in terror before them, for it is the Lord your God Who goes with you; He will not fail you or forsake you.

As Christians and especially as a women in leadership we can find ourselves in situations that are beyond our natural capabilities where we simply have to trust the Holy Spirit to fill our mouths with the right words, hearts with right character and faith to stand. God promises to NEVER leave us so just wanted to encourage all you lovely ladies that today, whatever you face know that God is your biggest fan cheering you on, He loves you and believes you have what it takes no matter what fear, enemy or problem you are faced with. Let go and Trust Him, He will never let you fall.

This weeks post is from Angela McFetridge who along with her husband Kevin McFetridge Pastor the  Zeal Church in Okato.

Have you smiled today

Psalm 28:7 reads:

“The Lord is my strength and my shield;
my heart trusts in him, and he helps me.
My heart leaps for joy,
and with my song I praise him.”

Today has been one of those days when I needed to remind myself to smile. I had been trying to post something all day to encourage you beautiful ladies  but the internet had been playing up ( often the way in life as we know it huh?) Continue reading Have you smiled today