Faith like potatoes

Just watch this inspirational movie with the boys and it was great for what I have been currently going through.

Faith Like Potatoes is an inspiring true story of a rugged South African farmer, Angus Buchan, and is set in the turbulent hills of the KZN Midlands. Angus’ manic quest for material success is slowly transformed into a wild love for God and people, as he wrestles with faith, hope, natural disasters and tragic personal loss.

Just to give you a preview of the what the movie is about. I love movies that give inspiration and has spiritual dept. This is one that is worth watching.

Just laying here recapping on my full weekend of blessings! Daniel’s cousin and his boys spent the weekend over while they helped their cousin move. We love when family visits to spend time especially our nephews. It is my greatest joys to spend time with family. This weekend I got to a lot of family time. I drove to Fremont with the boys to attend my niece’s 2nd birthday yesterday. Lord gave me the strength because wooh that is a drive! Sometimes I forget how far I am.. This is the 2nd time going in the past month and pretty proud of myself; given I barely trust myself behind the wheel.

What would I do without a little faith. My last drive out was to San Jose. I learned to value the long drive because its a great time to think and reflect and God knows I’m a thinker, day dreamer and he has been giving me really big aspirations. He has been stirring up something in my soul. As far as leadership and what he is calling me in this life to do. He has already blessed me with some great opportunities.

I won’t lie it could be scary and I naturally freeze up at the thought but I’ve been throwing myself out there and claiming in faith. God has shown me so much in doing this. This really has been my theme motto for my life because I don’t know how else I could be here with out His purpose operating in my life in the choices I make and all that I do.

I never looked at it this way. However for that past couple weeks my Pastor has been teaching on a series about Heaven. If you would like to listen to these teaching sermons visit: Mars Hill Sermons ( I also recommend listening to the other teaching series as well.)

Heaven… I have had my own close encounters with death and it was the scariest feeling. When I had first got sick I had an uncertainty that kept me up at night. This is truly when God ministered to my heart. As much as I went to church and felt like a saved Christian there was still an uncertainty if I was really going to make it into heaven’s gates. As I plead in prayer to give me a second chance so I had an opportunity to correct anything I did wrong I felt like I needed more time… Not only that more time to minister to my family.

Than I thought my sphere of influence? Friends? I couldn’t help but have this overwhelming feeling of what my purpose was. The sad thing is that this was not the first time I pleaded for God to save me. So this commitment had to be different and I had to start acting in faith.

Specifically I knew God was showing me how to put this in action because words/knowledge were there but now that He gave me the strength it was time to start allowing His spirit to move into my life and show me how to put this in action.

Fast forward four years later I can see how God truly worked circumstance to teach me, prune me and develop me. I knew I was making progress but sometimes it’s hard to tell when it comes to yourself.

My Pastor taught using story about the Wheat and Weeds and the Story of the Mustard Seed and Yeast, Matthew 13: 18-43. This illustration is about sowing seeds in what looks like in the natural hard weedy condition and expecting in faith for God to take care of those weeds if we were to uproot the weeds ourselves we would pull out the good plants with it. This reminds me how of so many different situations for me but the one thing that strikes me in Jesus’ parables is how he uses the simplest of examples to show the virtue of patience and time.

I know that is one thing I have developed since I became disabled or as I call it enabled. It is a work in progress but I’m learning how important it is to rest and wait patiently and living each day like there’s no tomorrow. I know He planted the seed and has provided just the right amount of circumstance and condition to develop it. The Lord always seen the seed planted within me. Looking past all my weeds knowing in time he was plucking each bad weed at its proper time..

Little by little I continued to be delivered from years of weeds just build around me like a tough exterior. But in time this seed planted in me is breaking through the weeds and I’m believing. Living with full purpose, kingdom driven and with continued anticipation and aspirations to move forward and expect favor.

I am just blessed by this word taught at church today. Then to end the night watching Faith like Potatoes, couldn’t be more relevant for what this day has taught.

Anyhow, Be blessed and have a fantastic week time to sleep! Insomnia is not good but

I’m practicing on freely writing as the spirit leads (Mind my process)~ Blessings!

This week is staff appreciation week and tomorrow’s national teacher’s appreciation. Let’s all praise God for the mentors, teachers, staff that minister to our children’s heart and minds with their time and energy. God bless all our teachers and staff!

Advertisements
Categories My StoryTags , , , ,

2 thoughts on “Faith like potatoes

  1. Thank you for continuing to share your story Bel. Your courage and transparency are qualities I admire in you. I like the fact that you are giving yourself permission to slow down…you will always hear Him best when you get quiet enough. You are a true inspiration honey and champion of life. You are also an incredible wife and Mommy. You are healed and we will all stand beside you as your ‘body catches up’. We love you.

    Like

  2. It's MILLIE !!! May 7, 2009 — 3:38 pm

    Finally, a line of communication !!! Maribelita-“we are yet to praise Him”, “hallelujah”….. How great it is to know that when we pray nothing is impossible. Prayers wrapped in hugs & kisses are sent to you everyday….

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Maribel's Kidney Story

My lifesaving journey...

Sisyphean Minds

Motivation | Inspiration | positivity | creativity

The Godly Chic Diaries

Smiling • Writing • Dreaming

Sunshiny SA Site

Kavita Ramlal, Proudly South African

City Express

A City of Sacramento publication

%d bloggers like this:
search previous next tag category expand menu location phone mail time cart zoom edit close