All posts tagged: trust

Have you ever been the subject of gossip?

It’s story time! Before we read the story, please think about a time when you were the subject of gossip. We’ve all been there: we’ve heard the bad things that people said about us, or that one time when we shared something personal with one person, and that information found wings and spread like wildfire. Actually, we probably have spread others’ information and failed to keep our mouths shut when we should have, so this story is for everyone: the good, the bad and the ugly (remember, and He saw that everything He had created was good, indeed, it was very good). Here’s the gist: Moses and Aaron said bad things about Moses and the Lord Himself came to fight for his bestie, Moses. Sigh. Lord, please come and fight for me also. The Lord would fight for me, but have I made the sacrifices that Moses made? Moses fasted for 40-days twice. The last fast I did defeated me like a bulldozer *insert sad face* Please read the excerpt for yourself to find out …

What it means to have your feet on solid ground.

I was going to title this post: When you’re exactly where you’re supposed to be (What life is like as an English major) That was random 🙂 This post has been brewing in my heart since yesterday, but it wasn’t ready just yet. I really wanted to post on Tuesday but I didn’t have any inspiration, and because I don’t blog based on a prompt or set schedule, I couldn’t just sit and manufacture something to post here. That said, yesterday as I sat in my 7pm class, this post began to brew in my heart. Psalm 40 says: I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. 2He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. 3He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the Lord and put their trust in him. I’m partly shocked that my parents are so …

Another Hidden Gem

Hello friends, God must have heard our prayers for better weather because the past few days have been much warmer. One thing I’ve consciously tried to do is love winter. I remember once, while my friends and I were complaining incessantly about winter, a friend quietly mentioned that she did quite love seasons. She loved how we couldn’t get too comfortable with one season and how another one brought a sense of freshness and adventure. Personally, I love the seasons but I dislike how you need an entirely new wardrobe for every few months of the year. Although it’s expensive for a college student, it’s a fashionistas dream. So pray for me to become a fashionista. Lol.  In other news, I REGISTERED MY DOMAIN NAME! My domain is msalheri.com and it feels like my own personal home on the world wide web! Isn’t this exciting news? Another thing: I opened a Facebook page called Ms. Alheri. I created a twitter account, and an instagram account! Who is this girl, please?!   Here is my twitter, incase you’re …

Leave it there!

As you go into this week, remember that the Lord is strong and mighty, and that He is able to do exceedingly above all that we can ever think or imagine. God is a good God. He is a kind God. He is a merciful God. He is a generous God. He does not deal with us according to what we deserve, neither does He deal with us by our measures. He loves us more than we can ever understand! Therefore, as we write midterms and face various difficulties in this life, we must trust God and hold on to Him. Believe in the promises of Jesus, and He shall come through for you! Press play to enjoy the music. This is a video of Lynda Randle singing the song, I chose it because I love her deep sonorous voice. Then scroll down to read the very comforting lyrics of the song. Leave it There By Charles A. Tindley (1916) If the world from you withholds all of its silver and its gold, And you have to get …

What if? (Some thoughts on Houses in Banana Island, well not really, but yeah!)

What if, true to all our claims, we dropped everything at the foot of the cross? What if we really trusted God to take away all our pain, and brokenness, and insecurities? As I ate breakfast this morning, I thought about Linda Ikeji– the Nigerian blogger who has recently acquired a luxury home for upwards of $3million. On her blog yesterday, she wrote about her very humble beginnings and how she her blogging passion has made her a homeowner in one of Nigeria’s most priced neighbourhoods. That made me think about my life and sadly, my thoughts were mostly pessimistic, depressing, and sad. Yesterday I spoke with a friend who told me her MCAT scores weren’t as high as she would have liked. While trying to encourage her, I humorously reminded her that Linda Ikeji did not change her life’s passion, but doggedly followed through, and is now living a life that existed in her dreams. I mentioned that Linda Ikeji did not desert her metaphorical Medical School dreams, but followed through up till her …