Having not been born into the Christian faith, I was persuaded by my mother to attend a Sunday service………. Little did I know what I had been missing and well the rest they say is MAGICAL!!!
It is 3 years now that I am following in faith of our saviour Jesus Christ. Through my faith in HIM and The Almighty Lord, I have matured and accomplished much….especially my friendship with one very special lady and her mother.
At some point in our lives we seek change, change in our appearances, change in our location any form of change. I needed change so much that I had made the drastic decision of quitting my job and moving up to Johannesburg from Durban….all for change. Yes, I admit it; I went through some very tough and trying times with no job. I had no one, no friends; no family… all I had was my faith in HIM. I prayed every night for Him to give me signs that it was going to get better, give me answers. I asked myself every day “Did I make the wrong decision???”
'Consider it pure joy my brothers and sisters whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you that that the testing of your faith produces perseverance... ' ~James1:2-3
It turned out that I hadn’t made a drastic decision after all. Why you ask??? Because had I stayed in Durban, I wouldn’t have “SEEN” HIM…Our saviour Christ, and HE would not have led me to a very special person in my life Talitha Rabie.
Going back to where I “SAW” HIM…..yes I did. I was at wits end that day, not knowing where or who to turn to next for help. On my knees at the foot of my bed facing a white wall, all out of tears, HE appeared. Dressed in a Royal blue robe, HE just looked at me. It was overwhelming. I really wish I could explain that feeling, but I can’t because there are just NO WORDS to describe his presence. I felt his presence so strongly I could not even utter a word. His purpose of presenting himself to me was to remind me of how strong faith I have in him, that I am not alone and that His Love can overcome anything.
“Be on your guard, stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong. Do everything in love.” ~1 CORINTHIANS 16:13-14
It was through HIM I received his opportunity for me to start my own company called AURA PR, a PR and Marketing firm. It was through Aura that I had the pleasure of connecting, with now an extremely good friend of mine Talitha Rabie. We connected over the social media platform Twitter. Who knew after all these years our friendship would grow so strong. I also had the pleasure of meeting Talitha’s mother Ingrid. It was an honour meeting such a wise and honourable woman such as Ingrid. A warm woman she was, filled with an infinite amount of love. Having only heard about me, the day I arrived in Cape Town….Talitha’s family just ushered me in their home. Never in my life have I met such a blessed family.
I can truthfully say that if it wasn’t for our Saviour Jesus Christ and my dear friend Talitha, I would not have made it through my darkest hours. So I have faith in you my friend and sister Talitha, that Big Story SA will be successful wherever you take it and however high you fly it.
So in conclusion I dedicate my scripture 1 CORINTHIANS 16 to you Talitha, because when you read 1 CORINTHIANS 16:9 where Jesus says ‘because a great door for effective work has opened to me…’, and also 1 CORINTHIANS 16:10 ‘for he is carrying on the work of the Lord, just as I am…”. It is you that has been blessed with carrying on the work of the Lord just as our saviour Jesus Christ had, is still doing and forever will.
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