Happy New Year

Before God gives you a hello, He gives you a goodbye. After arriving at a new beginning – 2023; our thoughts, minds & hearts may linger on the past year. “The enemy you see today you will see no more”; these are God’s words to His children as they leave Egypt (their past) and arrive at the Red Sea (verge of a new horizon). I don’t know what tried (or succeeded) in breaking you. I don’t know what has been bothering you or has held you down. Whatever it is, remember that God is a God of Exits; He makes way for you to enter a new season. I declare that your past will not trouble you anymore – It is your season of Hellos. With confidence, say Hello to peace, joy, victory, strength and hope because God has already said Goodbye to fear, shame, pain, sickness, depression and sadness in your life. The lows of 2022 will no longer distress you in 2023. May you experience the freedom that enables you to accomplish your goals and aspirations.

Happy New Year! 🎊

December 2022

‘the most wonderful time of the year ‘ has returned but what makes it so wonderful? – the end of a long year, quality family time or the general holiday spirit? What I love most is the heightened awareness of the title Emmanuel – God With Us. In the hustle & bustle of the next few weeks and days, one can easily fall into an overthinking, overwhelmed and overworked mode, but I urge you to linger in God’s presence. If you feel discouraged, He can lift & cheer you up. If you are exhausted, He can strengthen you. His presence can refill, replenish and refresh you. May you truly experience Emmanuel during this festive season!

Have a Delightful December!

Stay blessed,

Dara x

November 2022

As the months of 2022 pass by, you may have accumulated a few hiccups & heartaches and the weight of these cause your shoulders to drop. I remember this bible promise: Cast your cares on Jesus and He will sustain you. Picture this; as you pile your troubles & struggles on God, He carries the load and lifts the weight off your shoulder. We usually half-heartedly let God take these woe-filled backpacks; we want to help him out – but He doesn’t ask for that – He wants your trust. Trust that God will keep you standing tall and cross the finish line. May God give you strength, hope, courage and determination as you give him the heavy bag-packs of life. 

Have a Noticeably lighter November!

October 2022

Life sometimes feels like a series of unfortunate events. We have experiences that “take away from us” and leave us feeling depleted, disadvantaged or at a loss. I’m reminded of Joseph’s life which was anything but straightforward, however, the meaning of his name was manifested: he was promoted from the pits of life to a palace. Joseph aka Yosef in Hebrew means God will increase or God adds. So despite the losses you have experienced this year or in the past, I pray that God Yosefs in your life, causing your losses to be outnumbered by the wins.

Have an Outstanding October!

August 2022

In life, there are seasons we are to: “Be Still” and others to “GO”. Being still allows us to linger in God’s presence and experience His move in our lives. However, we often confuse the two seasons and remain stagnant. In an attempt to get all the answers before advancing, we end up settling; satisfied with crumbs when more blessings await us. Quit trying to figure out the whole picture and follow God’s leading even when you don’t have all the answers. May your obedience be rewarded.

Have an Amazing August!

Dara

July 2022

Welcome to the second half of 2022 and the month of my silver jubilee! Are you enjoying life or surviving? Days off are good; holidays are even better, but Jesus died so that we can have an abundant life irrespective of time & place. The enemy programmes us to think that the cup is half full or half empty but walking with God means the cup is overflowing. God desires to give us an abundant life in which we are thriving in addition to surviving. This month – I declare that unspeakable Joy is your testimony. May you experience God’s innumerable blessings in all areas of your life.

Have a Jolly July! ✨

June 2022

I’m yet to meet a person who detests comfort. A simplified, stress and drama free life is ideal. However, God prefers us to step out of what’s comfortable and familiar. He dares us to take leaps of faith and venture out of our comfort zones. You can’t test the strength of an elastic band until it’s stretched, so this month stretch beyond your current safety spaces and watch the beautiful reward that awaits.

Have a Jubilant June! ✨

P.S – At the start of May, I launched Season 2 of my podcast. It’s a series that explores a 21st century Hall Of Faith. Please have a listen on : https://theundilutedword.buzzsprout.com

May 2022

As you have stepped into May, I urge you to stay plugged into God. By spending time with the True source of light, your life will be illuminated and darkness eliminated. Additionally, light shines through “cracked pots”: although life shatters us remember that God’s light shines greater through cracked pots than those that pretend to have it all together. May God’s light shine through your life and perform wonders.

May you have a Magical May!

Stay blessed,

Dara xx

April 2022

It’s funny how lost items are usually found in the most unlikely places. Similarly, God is found in the least spectacular places & moments. We miss out on countless intimate moments with Him by waiting for grand occasions but God shows up in our normal; in our mundane; and our mystery. This month, may your ordinary moments have an extraordinary flavour. Expect the unexpected because God doesn’t fit into your box of expectations. He will always show up and show out; sit still enough to notice.

Have an amazing April!

March 2022

Andy Mineo once said that “the opposite of faith isn’t doubt it’s when we believe we have everything figured out”. A lot of us fall into this trap, we become fixated on our set plans, schedules and lists because we believe it’s what’s best for us. However, God’s interruptions are invitations to something more significant in our lives. Don’t miss out on God’s move because you’re busy making your lists and schedules. May God interrupt your plans and substitute them for greater things in your life.

Have a marvellous March!

Stay blessed,

Dara