I was saddened this week to hear of the passing of a great man of God. Dr Myles Munroe, his wife Ruth,daughter and their senior ministers all perished when their private jet crashed in Bahamas. Dr Munroe and his team were heading to their 2014 leadership summit when this terrible incident took place.
I was touched by a wonderful video i watched of Dr Munroe on Revelation TV this Monday where he shared his testimony of how he came to now Jesus Christ. In this interview he credits his mother (and encourages all mothers to do the same) for giving him a Bible at the age of 13 and ordering him to read Ephesians chapter 3:20. He read that verse as a 13 year old boy and wept as he was moved by the Holy Spirit. At that tender age he gave his life to Jesus Christ. In the video Dr Munroe also emphasizes on his purpose here on earth saying, ”I was born to transform followers into leaders and leaders into agents of change..i am very clear on what i am born to do …as a matter of fact my days are too short as i am too excited about my purpose”.
It is so amazing hearing those words and realizing that this was a man of God who knew his purpose, had clear objectives and utilized his gifts to strengthen the body of Christ. Empower leaders he sure did and as i trawl through the web i have come across messages upon messages of gratitude from people commenting on major news outlets. What a testimony of a great life lived seeing people touched worldwide in a positive way.
Now i must address the private jet issues as i have read various comments on private jets and preachers and so on. I hate to get into the whole politics of things as to whether or not preachers should have private jets and this is not really the moment to get into the whole debate. This is a moment to show respect and love so i pray that God comforts Myles Junior and their loved ones. This grief is too much to bear and only the love and care of God can get them all through it.
All my friends know one thing about me that is i love my hot drinks. My cupboard is filled with lots of different teas ranging from red bush,English breakfast tea,green tea,ginger,lemon and of course hot chocolate and coffee. Once in a while when i am filling adventurous i like to sprinkle cinnamon on my hot chocolate especially on a cold winters day. Of course one does not have to wait for a cold winters day to inject some delicious warm hmmmmm in my day and so i always have my teas ready to go. It all depends on my mood and the weather but my everyday tea is usually Roobois red bush tea which i love because of its health properties and and zero caffeine. I love my green tea which is full of antioxidants as well as the odd coffee but i try not to have coffee often because it turns into a cycle of headaches which only go away when i drink more coffee lol.
As much as i love my tea i always feel as if i never make enough time to enjoy my cuppa as my chores always get in the way. I am always doing something whether cooking,cleaning,changing nappies,going to nursery,returning from nursery,bathing baby,feeding baby and so on. This means i need to work better on my time management to make some ‘me time’. I have heard people say that a women’s job is never done and so with that in mind i have decided that from now on i am going to make time for guilt free cups of tea. As a believer i know that the Bible is full of scriptures about rest…resting in God so i will do just that.
The fact remains that the dishes will always need cleaning,the house will always need cleaning,my children will always need my love and attention. Yes, as i am writing this i am just popping the kettle on and getting ready to put my feet up for a nice guilt free cuppa tea.
Matthew 11:28-29“…Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”