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Realization

Realization

  I heard something today that I never realized before. Here's the background: Daniel 3 tells the story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego who refused to bow to Nebuchadnezzar's golden statue because the only God they would worship was Jehovah. Nebuchadnezzar was so infuriated that he ordered that they be thrown into the ...

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Beauty for Ashes

Beauty for Ashes

  “To grant [consolation and joy] to those who mourn in Zion--to give them an ornament (a garland or diadem) of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, the garment [expressive] of praise instead of a heavy, burdened, and failing spirit--that they may be called oaks of ...

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Mummy is Jesus Pretend?

Mummy is Jesus Pretend?

‘Mummy, is Jesus pretend’? This was the question posed to me recently by my 4yr old son. What a question! A four year old's life is full of make believe and pretend - Santa Claus, imaginary friends, pretend tea-party guests, pretend fires to put out with his fire truck and ...

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I’m still flying

I’m still flying

I listened to this song today called Walking on Water by Lecrae. Some of the lyrics are: Yeah, go ‘head, ask me how I do it, bruh The sky falling, but I’m still flyin’ through-and-through Hey this ain’t willpower, it’s wheel power With God at the wheel, now that’s some real power I feel power, so ...

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Making Life Work in the Face of Adversity

Making Life Work in the Face of Adversity

Text: Matthew 1:18-25 God chose Joseph to be the earthly father of Jesus and this meant that his life began to have unexpected adversity. How did he make his life work despite the challenges he faced? The Bible tells us in the Gospel of Matthew, that Joseph was a righteous man. His ...

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The Past, Present and Future of Your Relationships

The Past, Present and Future of Your Relationships

  Many of us wonder why we see the same old issues arise time after time in our relationships. We wonder, is it me? Is there something wrong with me? We see ourselves react in ways that we cannot understand. We are left puzzled by our over-reactions or inability to deal ...

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Beyond The Limits

Beyond The Limits

“The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10)  This verse tells us that we are to have life and have it more abundantly. The question arises, more ...

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From Burnout to Breakthrough

From Burnout to Breakthrough

An excerpt from the most recent Royal Daughters Ladies Brunch: We’re stressed out, burned out and put out with lives spinning out of control. Because we are stressed out, we don’t want church to stress us out more by putting pressure or more activities, talking of prayer meetings, evangelism times etc. ...

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10 Ways To Pray For Your Teen

10 Ways To Pray For Your Teen

        1. Pray for a love for God.  Even if your child has been engaged in a personal relationship with Christ from an early age, the teen years can bring confusion and questions. Pray that they wouldn’t push back from their faith, but that God would “open my [their] eyes that I ...

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Welcome to Matters of The Heart! The purpose of this website is to have a positive forum for us to share our thoughts, our struggles and our humorous experiences and to help one another through the days, weeks and months ahead. Life has many challenges and storms but I believe that in order to survive we must remain positive and encourage one another.
I will be updating the site regularly, sharing my experiences and thoughts about God, life, relationships, parenting, health and current affairs so be sure to keep stopping by. I want to hear from you so please leave your comments and make use of the Ask Andrea page where I will personally respond to all your questions.
Remain Blessed,
Andrea.

Reflections by Andrea Onduku (RCCG Chapel of Grace, Bradford) from the Open Heavens Devotional written by Pastor E. A. Adeboye, General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God.

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