Anxiety? Uncertainty? Fear of the Future?

“…do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. “

Phillippians 4:6-7.

Anxiety. Uncertainty. Fear of the Future. These are all words that over the past couple of months I have become familiar with. I never struggled with anxiety too much in the past. I had a little here and there, and maybe 1 or 2 panic attacks. But things are changing in my life, and I don’t take change very well. This has meant that I have completely no clue what the future holds, I have to wait on many things and the only thing that is sure is what I am going to do tomorrow. And even that is not 100%. Right now I could either write this blog, which was the intended purpose, or I could be lazy and go read a book. I could choose to go to my lectures tomorrow, or if I a get hungry, I can choose to eat out.

Of course there are bigger issues to life than attending lectures or reading books, like what will my career look like? Will I get married? Where will I live? What will my family be like? and other such big life questions, that as a young 20 year old I have to face up to. I don’t know the answers to any of these questions. But I do know the person who has counted the days in which these things will come to pass, and knows exactly where, when and if they will occur in my life. I have struggled lately with many such worries and anxieties, and at times it has gotten the better of me. I hate not knowing. I hate waiting. I have not being able to control what happens to me. But then I am humbled by God, and His greatness and vastness. He is all knowing, and all seeing and He knows the inmost desires of my heart. The more I delight in Him, the more my desires align to His, the more I can trust that each step I take is ordered by Him, through Him and for Him.

Now this is all well and good to say, but how can we practically learn to surrender and trust in the Lord. How can we learn to feed on His faithfulness in the barren and unfruitful seasons of our life, while we wait for him to prepare the ground and grow in us desires, that only such circumstances will bring about. One such way I came up with, was inspired by a coffeeandbibletimes video that I had seen recently, on the infamous verse on anxiety in Philippians 4. But this time I saw it in a different way.

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She tells us a picture she had in her head of how peasants go to the king with their requests written down on scrolls, because only the king can do anything about it. Only He has the power and only He knows what is best for them. They are merely His servants, people of His kingdom. But the king’s palace is always open, and always welcomes the people of it’s kingdom with love. And once the peasants have left their requests with the king, who will do what he sees fit, they can leave with the peace of knowing that He knows best. It’s an exchange. Laying our requests down before Him, trusting that He knows what’s best and then leaving with the peace that surpasses understanding, without fear or anxiety.

So I came up with my own version of this, that has lifted so many burdens off my shoulder. I wrote a little letter to God with the thing that was worrying me, I made a little envelope and put the letter inside of it and taped it to the inside-back cover of my bible. I left it in the Lord’s hands to do what He sees fit and I don’t have to worry about it anymore. I have the peace that surpasses all understanding, when I should be overcome by the immense responsibilities that lay ahead of me. And while the worry creeps back sometimes, I remember where my request is laying and I am comforted. I started out with just one thing that was worrying me. Then I thought of more things, and stuck those to the back as well. And now lay at the back of my bible, many envelopes containing my requests and desires before the Lord, to do with, what seems best to Him. I need not worry anymore.

Stay Blessed,

Sarah 💜

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31 Day Blog Challenge: DAY 31- The End of the Challenge.

It is the end of my 31 Day Blog Challenge! It was certainly challenging, but still, loads of fun and I loved coming up with content every single day that would both inspire the person reading as well as give them something to take away from it! I hope all of you reading have learnt more about me and what my blog stands for and what it’s all about. I thoroughly enjoyed sharing more of myself with you all maybe some of you will also try the challenge out!

Keep in tune for my content, sadly just not on a daily basis anymore! Until then follow me on Instagram and Facebook, by clicking on the links below!

Stay Blessed,

Sarah 💜

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Things to Remember When Being a Leader

Over the past few years, I have put myself on the line to play various different leadership roles in religion and non-religion groups/ institutions. It might be widely assumed that leadership means power, control, fame and being well-known and liked, but there is so much more to be a leader than just leading. Here are a few things I have learnt from the times that I have been in a leadership role, that might help you reading too!

1. Learn to be a servant

“Whoever wants to be a leader among you, must be the servant.” – Matt. 20:26

I had always looked up to leadership positions. But when I eventually came to the position, I didn’t feel any different. Nor did the people around treat me differently. To me the badge, the label meant nothing compared to the joy I got out of serving others. Being able to do anything I can to make someone else feel better, or to put a smile on their face. It gave me confidence, it gave me purpose and above all it gave me the desire to serve more and more.

2. Teamwork is Key 

“Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed” – Ecc. 4:9

One of the most valuable lessons I learnt, was working together. Sometimes this didn’t always happen, which gave some of us the false sense that things could be done with our own strength. There is only so much you can do on your own, and it is very important to ask for help when help is not readily offered. Even if that means asking over and over again. God will put the right people into your situation at the right time. People can let you down, but God never will.

3. Pleasing ‘Everyone’

“Our purpose is to please God, not people. He alone examines the motives of our hearts.” -1 Thess. 2:4

This is impossible. No matter where you go on this planet, when you get to a place of leadership or in an role really, there will be people who don’t think like you. There will be people who will want to bring you down and their will be people who will not be pleased no matter what you do. This was one of the things I have always struggled with. Even the smallest, most insignificant comment or action would keep me up all night, playing over and over again in my head. Sometimes constructive criticism is good. But when it repeats itself, for no apparent reason then it starts to become toxic. In these situations I learnt to trust God and not people. If you think you are doing God’s will, then there’s nothing better you can do.

4. Some friends aren’t forever

Friends come and friends go, but a true friend sticks by you like family.”- Proverbs 18:24

I learnt thing the hard way. It definitely was not something I saw coming and I only noticed a long time later. Some people are lifelong friends. Those who support you your whole life, no matter what situation you are in; whether there’s something in it for them are not. A few others, though, are in it for the name and sometimes you don’t notice till you get hurt. This lesson is something I will carry with me for the rest of my life, and hope is a mistake I will not make again.

5. Don’t lose sight of yourself

“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” – Ephesians 2:10

In all the time that your making friends, serving others and reaching goals, there’s all the chance that you can loose sight of yourself in all of it. This was the biggest mistake I made. I was so caught up in the madness, I never just took a minute to look into myself and figure out my own personal goals and dreams. I found my false purpose in all the work that I had to and choose to do. But when I went to college, I wasn’t the head girl anymore. I didn’t have anything to do, I didn’t have a lot of people around me. I was left feeling totally lost and confused because of a false sense of security, and it took a very long time to build myself up again. No matter what job you take up to serve others, never lose sight of yourself and your basic needs. Your future self will thank you for it.

6. GIVE GOD THE GLORY!! 

“Whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31

There are so many things that can go wrong in our everyday lives. There are also so many blessing big or small that we can choose to see instead. In any role in life, we are faced with many challenges and the only way we can overcome them, is to learn from past mistakes and obstacles. The most important advice I can give you is to GIVE GOD THE GLORY, in everything that you do and have achieved. Big or small, God deserves all the glory and honor, because without Him you can achieve nothing. You could, but it won’t be as great, as it would be if you let Him help. Praise God in every situation, in every challenge, because He has created you in a way that only you can get that specific job done!

Looking back on it, being a leader was tough; maybe even more than I had expected. I’m not sure how good a job I did, but there was no way I could have learnt so much without the challenges that came along with it. I praise and thank God that He gave me such an amazing opportunity to learn from Him.

“Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions.” – Harold S. Geneen

Stay Blessed,

Sarah 💜

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Someone I Look Up To

I’m sure we can all relate to this. A grandmother. What comes to your mind when you think of your grandmother? Sadly, for me my grandma died 19 years ago today and is buried not far from my home in Chennai. She died when I was just 5 months old. But she left for me a legacy I will cherish for the rest of my life.

Rajan Nursery and Primary School. Located in Perambur in Chennai, is where two bright pink buildings have stood for the past 50 years, a milestone passed a couple weeks ago. It gives education to the children around that area who have barely one-tenth of the things that we call our own. What I know about my Ammama, I only know from my dad and what people who knew her have told me.

“She always dressed immaculately”, my dad would say “a white starched sari, that was draped on her so gracefully.” As I look through old photos I can see what he means. She was truly beautiful, and smiled so gracefully. While I was speaking to a very old teacher of the school, who is still with us, she said how she admired my Ammama so much for the way she carried herself and how much she would have loved to see her grand kids (myself and my brother) grow up.

Love. Compassion. Dignity. Grace. These were the words used to describe her, by a college professor, a close friend of my dad’s and someone who was very close to my Ammama. He talked about her during our 50th Anniversary Celebrations and he was very close to tears as he described what she was like to all the students and their parents, that were present. I will never forget how proud I felt to be apart of the legacy that she had left behind and was so taken by what he said because up until then I had never fully understood the impact that she had on people.

I am very fond of the headmistress that runs our school. She said to me one day “I came with nothing but my application form to be a teacher. I hadn’t even finished school, before I had to start working. Your grandmas accepted me with loving arms and even bought me food for lunch and said I could join that very day.” The people that run our school while my dad is away from India, serve us, and serve us well because of the impact that my grandma had on them.

My grandmas left a huge legacy. From the humble beginnings of an evening Sunday School to now an actually school for children, my grandmas dream of giving education, most importantly Christian education has impacted so many lives. What she started now lives on even after 50 years with the testimonies of so many people to testify to it. She was truly a hugely important person in my life, even though I never fully got the chance to meet her. But no matter who I speak to, they say, that I resemble her in almost every way. I know thats a very proud comment to make but I’m glad I am. When the teachers told me this I almost cried, as I looked up at her photo that hangs at the front of the school office.

Everyone around her loved her, and I hope that she is proud of me. She was love in human form and despite the harsh realities of life she still had kindness. It brings me to tears when people mention how she would have doted on me and my brother if she had been here, the things she would have said if she had been here. Everything that would have been if she was here. Even the cancer that consumed her was something that she was able to overcome.

A couple days ago my brother and I were having a conversation where he said, “Hey when I look at that picture on the wall, it looks like Ammama, I don’t know why”. And I was so shocked because some time ago, I had felt the same thing while I was praying. Then dad told us that she’s probably looking down at us. The professor I mentioned before had also mentioned to my dad, that while he was speaking to the crowds he felt her watching him, and over everything that was happening. I know that sounds all airy, fairy but it’s just a feeling. A comforting feeling that even though she is not with us, she is still watching over us, as the saying goes.

My Ammama is waiting for me in Heaven. When I was in Year 4, we had to write down what was the one thing we had always wanted to do. Even at that age, I vividly remember writing ‘I want to meet my Ammama in heaven someday’. It’s not until very recently, that God reminded me of that. Until then I have Rajan School. The school and the people in the school embody for me what it feels like to have my Ammama around. They do the things that she would have done for me if she was here. Drying my hair with just her hands, feeding me my favorite biriyani, sitting and talking with me about love and compassion and life lessons. This is what I do with the Rajan School staff. They all have a very special place in my heart, because their overwhelming love towards me has no bounds.

Our God is a weaver, as Ravi Zacharias describes. In India where some of the finest threads are thread, our God is the master of them all. He weaves experiences of our lives together to make of us one big masterpiece that will be revealed some day. Until then the threading keeps on going. We get longer and stronger and all the more beautiful. I am in awe of the experiences that God has lead me through, to see his beauty and grace in a women like my Ammama.

Stay Blessed and show love to all your grandmas!

Sarah 💜

What I Love About Teaching Sunday School

I have been a Sunday School teacher for almost 7 years now and it has been one of those defining experiences of my life. It started out with just looking after the younger kids during church services, by keeping them quiet (trying to anyway) and engaging them, so there parents could listen to the sermon. Then we started to get more children attending church and being born, and suddenly we were this full fledged Sunday School doing plays, singing songs in church and worshiping the Lord together in our own special way.

Children are a passion of mine, hence I may have slightly more patience with them than the average person but there have always been immense challenges when working with children from all different age groups, all at the same time. I have watched these kids growing up and developing characteristics. Some children used to be quite challenging and now they are developing into young people, on their way to transition into adolescents. Other’s have just started school and learning to read and figure out who they are.

On my worst days these children have given me the greatest joy, worshiping and talking about the Lord together with them, has been so special. On other days they have given me some of my greatest frustrations. There are a few things that I have learnt over the years about being a Sunday School teacher that I think, applies to every aspect of life for the Christian.

  1. The children are a gift from God and I am doing a service for the Lord. Hence, it is not mine to control or be frustrated over because all I have to do is what God called me to do, and the rest He will take care of himself. I need only to trust and obey Him.
  2. While we may not think that children are listening, they most likely are. They will pick up the most smallest of details and sometimes ever surprise with how much they really know. Many times I have had parents come up to me and tell me how the children have talked about something they learned at Sunday School at home, which has been of great encouragement. Don’t stop speaking and sharing with children, because they are listening, even if it doesn’t look like it.
  3. Children are an absolute joy, in every thing that they do. Yes they frustrate me, yes sometimes I feel like pulling my hair out but sometimes I just have to laugh at myself and at these children for being so uncontrollably themselves. The younger ones especially have no fear of judgement or insecurity. Some Sundays are always difficult but dancing and signing with all the children, is a remind of God’s joy through them to me.
  4. Ministry to children takes a lot of prayer. God can change things that you cannot change. He can give your the resources that you cannot have. But He also makes what you have enough, and more than enough. We had to move our Sunday School to a smaller more compact room in the recent years, which meant that I had 10+ children from the ages of 2-11 all in the same room, trying to teach God’s word for a couple of hours every Sunday. We don’t usually have heaters in these rooms, and most of the children have outgrown the small chairs. It is not our building so we cannot stick up art work or have fun posters up everywhere. But in these years God has revealed to me that if we give him our all in what He has given us, He sometimes gives us more but usually He makes what we have into enough. We have had some of our best memories in this one small room.
  5. Lastly, the prayers of these children have touched me the most. They have hit me like a ton of bricks and revealed my own flaws in prayer. Children just ask. They don’t sugar coat it, they don’t try and place God they just ask for what they want and speak what they are thinking. They pray with conviction, fully believing that God is going to do what they are praying for. Recently, one of the smaller boys prayed for rain to hit Auckland, due to the water shortage. The next day it rained. God answered his prayer and he gained a whole new trust in the Lord at such a young age. I pray and hope that we too would have this conviction, and this child like faith in our relationship with the Lord.

If you have worked with children before do let me know what you have learned through those experiences and may God Bless you in your ministry!

Stay Blessed,

Sarah 💜

5 Habits That Have Changed My Life

After going through a major life crisis at 18, I knew that I had to change a lot of things about my life to re-orient myself towards a life that I was happy with but above all honored and pleased the Lord. Some days I wanted to change everything in one go (which clearly doesn’t work), other days I just had to accept my humanity and work towards trying again, and trying again in smalls ways but consistently. There are specifically 5 habits that I wanted to and have started to develop that have truly changed not only my physical and mental well-being but my overall spiritual well-being as well. These changes have not only give me peace of mind but have all worked together with each other, to allow me to focus more on God and to keep Him at the center of everything that I do.

  1. Drinking water consistently
  2. Bible Reading daily
  3. Waking up early
  4. Getting things ready the night before
  5. Always keeping my work/home/social media spaces clean

A lot of these things aren’t necessarily ‘Christian’ things to do but God has still used these habits in my life, all working together, to benefit my relationship with Him. Drinking more water has helped me to keep weight off and given me more energy to do the things that He has given me to steward. Waking up early, getting things ready the night before and keeping my spaces clean means that when I wake up in the mornings the only thing that I have to do in that moment is to read my bible. A clean space is always less distracting and because I pre-organize my things the night before, I can totally focus on the Word of God. On days when I haven’t kept these habits I have found that I am more distant from God and spend less time with Him.

These are all very small habits, but actually really hard to cultivate and keep consistent at. But when are hearts are aligned with the desires of God and we have the right heart posture for changing things in our lives, then He is more than able to give us the strength and will to do those things. Life is ultimately a gift from God to be stewarded through Him and for His glory. So…..“let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.(Galations 6:9).

Stay Blessed,

Sarah 💜

My Favorite Bible Study Tools

When I have my bible study or quiet time there are some essential things that I have to have with me to fuel my time with the Lord. Of course, every quiet time is different and some days I don’t have any of these things. You can have the most powerful quiet time with the Lord without all the artsy, aesthetic pictures that you see on Instagram but at the same time you can have that same experience worshiping the Lord in ways that inspire you. Remember that these are only tools that help us with our quiet time. We can never rely on these things to help carry us through our relationship with God. Imagine all the countries where even the bible is not allowed to be read or owned, let alone all the other stuff. The most important thing is to commune with God, to have a relationship with Him and to know His word.

My main bible is the Tyndale Life Application Study Bible in the New Living Translation. It’s a big boy, but I love the leather details, more importantly all the study notes that it comes with. This bible totally changed the way I did my quiet time and the that I understood certain pieces of scripture. I know that study bibles can be a bit expensive, but they are so worth it especially if you are starting out in your quiet time. I love the feel and look of mine so much, and I just love using it all the time! Something about a physical bible!

My other bible is a smaller one, which I carry with me sometimes that is the Holmans NKJV Compact Ultra Thin bible. I especially love this bible because it was the bible that I used when I first started out having a proper quiet time and the fact that it is a very close translation to the original bible means that the language that it uses brings about immense meaning and power in the passages of scripture. I love using both these bibles together, to build a greater picture of what God has been speaking to me.

My next biggest essential are my journals, many of which are from Christian Art Gifts, from my local Manna Christian Stores. I just used normal notepads or journals when I first started out journalling, but I love the scripture that is on these and the patterns on them. I started journalling on and off back in 2016, but do it almost every single day currently. I usually either write a prayer, summarize what I have been reading, write down what God has been speaking to me about, sermon notes etc. These are especially important to me because I can look back at God’s faithfulness in my life when I am feeling down or confused about life, it is such a great reminder of everything that God has done or spoken over your life.

I love my coffee mugs, like they were my children. Each on has it’s own characteristic some have scripture on them, some are really old fashioned but regardless of what they look like, a cup of coffee is a must for me during my bible reading time. I say this because 1) coffee wakes me up 2) my sensors are trained so that when I see my bible, I immediately crave a coffee 3) I am usually really hungry when I wake up, so having something to drink without too much hassle leaves me to do my quiet time without too much distraction.

The last bible study tool that I use, very less of currently, but still love are commentaries or sermons on the passages of scripture that I am reading. I have been very careful lately to make sure that I am hearing God for myself before I reach out for any extra help on scripture, but I know that when I first began commentaries, sermons and YouTube videos were a huge help to me. One resources that i still love to use are the videos produces by The Bible Project, that are SO helpful in understanding the larger picture of the bible or specific pieces of scripture. I am no theologian and so I do need help many times, and need men and women of God to guide me. Sometimes I will also be following devotionals on the Bible App or through a physical copy of a bible study/book.

The Bible Project

I used to have so many other bits and pieces that I used for bible study, but over the years I have simplified it to the essentials because the most important thing at the end of the day is God and what He wants to say and do through you. For more on Christian essentials or bible study resources check out my other blogs:

Stay Blessed,

Sarah 💜

Qualities I Would Like to Grow

“Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing.”

John 15:5


“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

Galatians 5:22-23

Something that I learnt while reading the book of John, in the 15th Chapter is that if we abide in the Lord, if we remain in Him and stay rooted in Him, then the qualities that we produce in our lives will be of Him. I struggled a lot with not knowing if I was in the right place or doing what the Lord wanted me to do, which was when God reminded me that as long as I am desiring Him and satisfying myself with Himself, then the things that are produced in my life whether that be my desires or the qualities that I develop, would also be of Him.

Of course, as a human being there are many times, even in just one day, that I fall off that path and start to focus on something or someone else and forget that I need to grow in the Lord, not things of this world. I have many character qualities that are still stuck with me from before I was a Christian that overtake the ones that I have developed as a Christian, it is an every day struggle. But here are some qualities that I am praying for, and growing as I remain in the Lord more and more.

Confidence- I have always been a shy person, but as of recently because of the opportunities that the Lord has given me, and this new sense of worth that He has given me, in Him has given me immense amount of confidence. Not in who I am, but in who He is through me. I pray that as He gives me more opportunities and puts more challenges in my way that this quality will continue to grow.

Strength- I have always seen myself as a pretty weak person, and am someone who is moved by many things. I have a big heart and sometimes it makes me a little weak. But as I look back at life, and all the adversity that I have faced, I can’t believe that I am still standing strong, almost unscathed from what was thrown my way. I always say that I could have never done this on my own, but it was God working in and through me, fueling me with His strength that kept me going. I am still weak in many areas of my life, and hope to grow in the strength that Lord continues to provide me with every morning.

eloquence- many people have told me that I am a good public speaker, but I’m not so sure, because I always pre-prepare my speeches. I know that my writing is quite eloquent and easily understood, but when I speak, that’s when the problem starts. I always jumble up the words, forget things to say and end up having to speak really slowly just to avoid that problem. As I was reading the book of Exodus, I saw that God can still use my voice even though it may not be as eloquent as I think it is, to get my message across to others.

passion- there are certain things in life, that I have mentioned many times before that I am absolutely crazy about. My biggest fear is that this passion will die down, and many times it has because I have taken the wrong path. I am praying that the Lord would continue to fuel this passion of mine and that it would burn brighter as I seek His will every day.

Joyfulness- I learnt very early on that there was a difference between happiness and joy, as I mentioned in a previous blog on things that give me joy. I have a really bad habit of looking at only the things that are going wrong (or not my way) and complaining or moping about those things. I am slowly started to develop the quality of being joyful in all situations, and by prayer giving to God the things that are bothering me so that I can find joy in ALL the things that are working together perfectly in my life, but most importantly in who He is. Because He’s pretty cool and without Him, I can’t do anything right 🙂

Stay Blessed,

Sarah 💜

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How I Make my Social Media More Christ Centered

Social media can be a place where there are so many opinions, so many images and so much information hitting us that it is almost impossible to keep Christ at the center of it. So we turn to things like deleting our apps, or taking a social media break and other such mechanisms to help us to focus on God. While these things can be helpful it is only a temporary fixture to something that has become so essential to our lives, especially if we are in the field of blogging, influencing or ministry. Social media is a must for these things and also for the communication of many people, in this day and age, which is something that I have always found hard to grapple with.

I have never been a huge fan of social media, having only really ventured into it in the last couple of years. Even then I am so behind on the latest trends and social media apps, compared to the rest of my age group. That has never really bothered me, but what has bothered me is the ability for social media to warp my view of life and put images in front of me that immediately trigger unhelpful emotions and turn my focus away from God, and onto man and our plans and desires for ourselves. This past year I have been trying a few ways to make social media more Christ centered, without getting rid of it altogether (although that is one way of doing it).

  1. The first tip, that has made a huge impact on my mental health and emotions in general, is to un-follow people that I don’t actually speak to or people who’s content is just not in line with what you want for you life. They may be really nice people and you may not have anything against them, but if what they are presenting makes you feel sad or triggers other unhelpful emotions, then maybe its time to see whether you really want to see their content on not.

Over the past year or 2 I have un-followed many people who are actually really nice, but for my own state of mind I have chosen not to have their content or pictures on my feed. I have also un-followed many makeup and fashion pages/channels and other random pages as well. This means I have less things on my feed, which means I don’t actually have all that much to look at when I go into my social media and hence don’t spend as much time on it!

2. Something that God has put on my heart recently, is to really listen and pray about who I am letting influence my life and the voices that I am allowing myself to listen to. There is a lot of false prophecy and information in general, with many people distorting and twisting the trust, which is the Word of God. It doesn’t take too much for us to be pulled into the devil’s way of thinking or to be led by someone who actually doesn’t know what they are talking about. There are so many Christian influencers, and it is so easy to start listening to every Christian speaker or author that we think sounds nice, but in the end it might be doing more harm than good.

Something that I have been doing is to take a good look at all the Christian influencers that I follow and really praying about and discerning if what they are saying is rooted in scripture, or if they are speaking just from their own feelings and opinions in the moment. This is so important! Not every piece of Christian content is Christ centered and not everything said is the Word of God. It is up to us to discern and check back with the bible, to make sure we are filling ourselves with good things. God is a personal God, what He says to someone else may not always be the way He speaks to us.

3. My final tip is a little bit of the above tips, and that is, that when you know which content is good for you and that helps your well-being, then follow and interact with those people and that content. Social media is an amazing place to share our opinions and spread the Word of God. It is a place where I have found so much inspiration and encouragement for myself, through the things that other people have shared on those platforms. The old saying still stands, it is not the specific thing (i.e. social media) that leads to evil, but how we use it and how we steward it as a Christian.

I have recently made sure that I have cleaned out my social media platforms as much as possible and that I pray and think a lot before I share something myself, as a Christian blogger. I love that my feed is filled with so much encouragement and inspiration, especially since seeing a picture of someone with a coffee and a bible, makes me want to jump right into my bible and get studying.

I hope these tips have been helpful to you! Follow my Instagram down below my blog on about the Christian Influencers content that I really enjoy for myself!

Stay Blessed,

Sarah 💜

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My Top Inspirational Christian Movies

There are so many Christian movies that have given me so much encouragement in different seasons and have provided me with some really amazing quotes and scripture, that I still cling on to. There is something about them, that just leaves me feeling like I want to know the Lord more and more, but it is important to remember that while movies can give us this feeling it is important to build on that, to press more into the Lord and to put into action what has been put on your heart. Do check out these movies that have touched me so much in the past!

  1. Warm Room – The Jordan family looks ideal on the surface, yet has many cracks underneath. When Miss Clara observes this, she tries to guide them and help them unite again with the help of prayer.
  2. Overcomer – Circumstances force John Harrison, a high-school basketball coach, to train cross-country athletes. He comes across a rare talent, Hannah Scott, who is asthmatic.
  3. God’s not Dead 1, 2 & 3 – Professor Jeffrey Radisson, an atheist, challenges his student to prove to him that God is not dead when the latter refuses to sign a declaration about the Almighty’s non-existence.
  4. The Shack– After suffering a family tragedy, Mack Phillips spirals into a deep depression that causes him to question his innermost beliefs. Facing a crisis of faith, he receives a mysterious letter urging him to an abandoned shack in the Oregon wilderness. Despite his doubts, Mack journeys to the shack and encounters an enigmatic trio of strangers led by a woman named Papa. Through this meeting, Mack finds important truths that will transform his understanding of his tragedy and change his life forever.
  5. Courageous – Sheriff’s deputy Adam Mitchell (Alex Kendrick) endures a terrible personal tragedy that causes him to question what is really important to him. Taking comfort in his religion, Adam vows to become a better parent to his teenage son (Rusty Martin), and convinces his friends on the force to sign a pledge that they will all strive to become better Christians and better parents. Unfortunately, one of the men’s moral compass appears to be broken when it comes to earning some fast money.
  6. Heaven is For Real – After surviving a near-death experience, a young boy claims that he has visited heaven and vividly describes his journey.
  7. Do You Believe? – A clergyman’s re-energized faith and commitment has a far-reaching impact on a physician, a paramedic, a homeless woman and others.
  8. I am Not Ashamed – Rachel, a student, helps people solve their family problems by helping them embrace spirituality. However, she gets murdered by two of her classmates who aim to change her beliefs (based on the Columbine shooting).
  9. Breakthrough -Tragedy strikes when Joyce Smith’s adopted son, John, falls through the ice on a frozen lake in Missouri. Trapped underwater for more than 15 minutes, rescuers bring John back to the surface and rush him to the nearest hospital. While doctors fear the worst, the 14-year-old boy continues to fight for his life as Joyce, her husband and their pastor stay by his bedside and pray for a miracle.
  10. Interview with God – An up-and-coming journalist’s faith is challenged when he finds himself interviewing a man who claims to be God.
  11. The Case for Christ – n 1980, Lee Strobel’s award-winning, investigative reporting earns him a promotion to legal editor at the Chicago Tribune. Things at home aren’t going nearly as well. His wife Leslie’s newfound faith in Christ compels Lee to utilize his journalistic and legal training to try and disprove the claims of Christianity, pitting his resolute atheism against her growing faith.
  12. The Least of These – As the social fabric of life in rural India disintegrates in the 1990s, journalist Manav Banerjee and his pregnant wife move to the town of Orissa for new opportunities and the promise of a lucrative career. When speculation mounts that local Australian missionary Graham Staines is illegally proselytizing leprosy patients, Manav launches an undercover investigation for his newspaper.
  13. Amish Grace – Fact-based drama based on the aftermath of a shooting at an Amish school in Pennsylvania. Through the eyes of the devastated families, the film explores the Amish community’s astonishing reaction to the horrific shootings – one of forgiveness and compassion.
  14. The Music in Me – After sacrificing her singing career for her family, a woman (Debbie Gibson) gets to relive her dream by becoming a choir director for a local church.
  15. Same Kind of Different As Me – After Ron cheats on his wife and tells her the truth, she forces him to volunteer at a shelter for homeless people. He meets an ex-convict who brings positive changes in his life.

*all movie descriptions taken from Google/Wikipedia.

If you have any other Christian movies suggestions do leave them down below! I know there are a few good ones I have yet to watch, but in the meantime I hope you find something here that you haven’t watched before!

Stay Blessed,

Sarah 💜

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