Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Slow down mummy-R.Knight


Slow down mummy, there is no need to rush,
slow down mummy, what is all the fuss?
Slow down mummy, make yourself a cup tea.
Slow down mummy, come and spend some time with me.

Slow down mummy, let's put our boots on and go out for a walk,
let's kick at piles of leaves, and smile and laugh and talk.
Slow down mummy, you look ever so tired,
come sit and snuggle under the duvet and rest with me a while.

Slow down mummy, those dirty dishes can wait,
slow down mummy, let's have some fun, let's bake a cake!
Slow down mummy I know you work a lot,
but sometimes mummy, its nice when you just stop.

Sit with us a minute,
& listen to our day,
spend a cherished moment,
because our childhood is not here to stay! 

Rebekah.Knight (c)2011

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To those of you who read how encouraged I was yesterday, I woke to find that my 'little old poem' has spread all over the Internet, currently at 112 thousand likes and rising! I also found that my poem is being shared all over the world via Pinterest and blogs and sites where people are sharing it. Yesterday I was thinking that my 'voice' did not count for much, today I see that actually God can use your small offerings and passions and multiply them greatly! Just like the boy that offered his 2 fish and loaves of bread.... Be encouraged to carry on doing what you love, it is having an effect on someone, somewhere...even if you are not aware if it ;) thankyou all do much for liking this page. Be the best of you and dream big!! ♥

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Encouraged..


I was having a down day-Ever get those? Wondering what my 'voice' counts for? Does anything I do have an effect or make a difference? I was asking God what is it that I am passionate about and enjoy doing? Seeking purpose and passion....He 
answered in an unexpected way. A little poem I wrote last year, submitted to a book, has been shared over facebook..My friends were asking me if it was my poem that people were enjoying and sharing. I was amazed at the likes and comments. reading through the comments, my heart was blessed that my little words have touched parents and inspired them to cherish each moment with their children. God...Thank-you, I have been encouraged. ♥


Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Alert people to His LOVE.




I heard a great inspirational talk the other day, which involved a mental picture, much like the photo here. A beautiful sunrise, and a shed, with one window. Inside the shed it was dark and dirty and the window was so dirty the people within the shed could not see the spectacular view outside. Those that were 'aware, alert, and conscious' of the spectacular sunrise outside had the opportunity to alert those within the darkened shed. They had 2 ways of doing this, telling those within about what they had seen and experienced outside, or by cleaning the window inside and letting those within the shed see for themselves a glimpse of the light outside. My purpose, passion and life goal is to alert others to the existence of Gods light, his love, His beauty, and I am determined to shine and let a little light into others by living a life of love and beauty that reflects my heavenly Fathers love. As a Christian I have seen it done in religious, stale way, and I have also seen God radiate out of people who truley know Him and his universal love to all of mankind. ♥

The LORD is good to all,
And His mercies are over all His works (Psalm 145:9).

The eyes of all look to Thee, And Thou dost give them their food in due time.
Thou dost open Thy hand, And dost satisfy the desire of every living thing (15-16).


Sunday, 2 December 2012

Release the boat from the safety of the harbour.

I was talking to God this morning. I have recently moved home, away from everything familiar to myself and my family for the last 8 years. 
This has been tough in many ways, emotionally, physically and also spiritually.
So much has been changing for myself and my family, but not just externally. I have been spiritually challenged in a very big way also.
This has been daunting, challenging and exciting. 
So my chat with God went something like this:


God,
I need the next branch to hold onto, the next stone to step on. The next plank to balance on and move me forward. You say that a person without vision will perish and I feel the real need to know my next move in regard to my spirituality, my walk with you and the responsibility of bringing up a family in spiritual truths. I have just 
 moved to london, I have little desire to return to certain traditional habits,  I wish to take hold of Your spiritual freedom, truth and life and to have fellowship with others who have similar vision.
Talk to me.


Daughter,
Seek, search, and you shall find, the old is gone, the new has come. All that is not built on the foundation of my rock will be pulled away, stripped back and will not stand. So don't hook up with anything that is not built on my rock. Trust the barometer of your heart. Listen to it. Heed to it. All is well, just go with the natural flow. Everything you need to follow the path I have set, is there waiting for you. Keep your eyes on me. In time, it will come. Keep searching. Write down your passions and dreams and desires, keep them in check with me. Don't be distracted by what you think you should be doing, only do what you see me smiling upon.
 You feel so small and fragile in my hands but you have My breath in your lungs, My vision in your eyes, My heart  beating within your chest. You gave me your life and you desire to live the way I designed you to, so do not worry! 
I have you. 
 Eternity holds you, it is now, not then, heaven is in you and around you in this life. You know this in part, but KNOW it more!
 It will help you to shift mountains. 
Do things that you never imagined possible!
 Grasp the fact that all you need to accomplish the things within your heart are right there waiting for you. 
But you must try, you must train, work, push toward it. Aim and strive and you will arrive. 
My hand of blessing is with you but you need to walk towards the things I placed within you. 
They will not fall into your lap from me. You see I am in you, and you are perfectly able to create and move and change things. For you are made in my image. 
Years ago you did not grasp this, you were a child and I helped you but as you grow spiritually you will become strong enough to do things with the knowledge that I live within you.

You will grow spiritually and realise that everything is within your grasp and within your ability to accomplish those things that I have placed within your heart. 
You must believe this in order to receive it. Push yourself out of the comfort if the harbour and come for an adventure with me... 
Dare to let go of the things you have held onto most of your life. They have helped to get you this far, but they can not take you any further. You need to cut the rope to release the boat. This will be easy if you are convinced that I am the one calling you away. Come away with me. Dare to trust the voice within.
What is God perhaps calling you to do?
Do you trust that He has every provision to succeed?
If God is for you, then who can stand against you?
Let me know... 



When Jehovah comes to earth to reign among his people in the millennial age, “No longer shall the sun be your light by day, nor the brightness of the moon your illumination at night: Jehovah will be your everlasting Light and your God your radiant glory. Your sun shall set no more, nor your moon wane: to you Jehovah shall be an endless Light when your days of mourning are fulfilled” (Isaiah 60:19–20). While Israel’s God will then serve as the greater Light, he also appoints his servant as a light to prepare the way before him: “I have created you and appointed you to be a covenant for the people, a light to the nations, to open eyes that are blind” (Isaiah 42:6–7).


Monday, 26 November 2012

Deep calling to deep.

                             
Today I simply want to share another blog post s it encouraged me greatly.
If I could sum it up, 
When heaven calls, listen and heed to it's sound. do not miss what God is calling you too simply because others do not understand. 

 

Monday, 5 November 2012

Purpose in Pain


Pain is a physical indication that something is wrong. Something within our body has been damaged or is not working as efficiently as it should. We do not question physical pain in the sense of it being an indicator of a problem, but 
when it comes to emotional or spiritual pain, we seem to have little or no respect for its purpose in showing us that something is not right.
They say in a time of crisis it will make a man. Difficulty produces perseverance, patience & endurance. Yet we are seekers of the easy path, the smooth life and in times if difficulty we often throw our hands up in the air. Not unlike a child's temper tantrum and demand an explanation. Perhaps the best way to approach emotional and physical pain is to first ask ourselves, ' What could be wrong here? What is this pain showing me?'
In the past, before I embraced any big change in my life, long before the birth of the new seasons, I would experience pain. Emotional frustration, dissatisfaction, tension, I would feel tearful, estranged, I would perhaps long for something different. At times I knew what I was longing for, a new baby, a larger home to accommodate our larger family. Other times I would feel the pain, but be totally unaware of my inner longing.
What do we do in these times?
Firstly, stop. Take hold of those painful emotions, the questions, the anxiety. Take stock of them and hold them lightly in your mind. Then ask yourself why. Why am I feeling this way? Why am I dissatisfied? What has changed? If you write your thoughts down it is easier to build a picture of your situation.
Secondly you may want to remind yourself that things happen in seasons, you may be feeling terrible in this moment of uncertainty but it will pass. The sooner that you realise what is taking place, the sooner you will move through to the place of rest at the other side.
Consider your place of pain to be like a tunnel. It casts a shadow over you, it limits your perspective of the outside world and the possibilities that lie up ahead but the only way out, is to go through.
Spiritual pain has the same principle, pain indicates that something is not right, a lack of peace, lack of direction, doubt, they all need addressing, not burying.
You would not ignore a physical aliment, that refused to heal. The same is true for an emotional or spiritual problem. Acknowledge it, feel it, examine it, and seek the answer to the problem.
Pain is not an enemy, it is a messenger. A red light to highlight an issue within you that needs healing.
Take heed to your personal pain, and seek to bring healing by listening to your intuition and spirit.


We have a comforter, a God who understands our pain, and He can bring us relief and show us the purpose of our pain.

'Therefore, it was necessary for him to be made in every respect like us, his brothers and sisters, so that he could be our merciful and faithful High Priest before God. Then he could offer a sacrifice that would take away the sins of the people. 18 Since he himself has gone through suffering and testing, he is able to help us when we are being tested.'
Hebrews 2:17

 


Monday, 2 July 2012



OK
So, you have surrendered.
You have resigned your will over to destiny.
You have handed over the reins and decided,
 that you will follow
your heavenly Fathers lead.
You can't see very far ahead,
You can only see a few of his footprints in the soil.
You can see just enough to start your journey.
You roll up your sleeves,
pull your hair back into a bun,
Take in a deep breath.
The walking boots sit about a foot from your bare feet.
He has left them there for you.
They are your size.

"He's thought of everything"
You say under your breath.
Your lips pull a side smile as you think about him.
"He always gets me,
He knows what I am going to decide, in the end.
He has everything prepared in advance for my journey.
I always have a choice,
but he knows what I have chosen before I do."

You feel waves of excitement and liberation about the journey ahead.
You have packed Faith and Trust in your backpack.
Essential items indeed.
You slide your feet into the boots.
Lean down to tie the laces tight.
Then you see his face.
The warmth of his smile fills you with comfort.
"I'm going to enjoy this journey
I can feel it within."
Rebekah knight 




 




Monday, 11 June 2012



God speaks to me in varying ways.
 Recently, He has spoken to my heart through the concepts of gardening. 
We are like Gods plants, we need:
Planting,
Watering,
Feeding,
Pruning.
 We need to be planted in good soil.. 
The gardener may need to 
reposition us,
to get us in a better spot for growth.

I spoke a bit about this in my last post.
This week, 
God was reminding me about seasons.
How in one season,
 A plant bulb can lay dormant, under the surface of the soil, and seem to disappear.
If we have seen it grow up in the summer or spring before,
We have faith it will do the same once more.
However, we can't see it.
But we believe it will return.
Likewise, I find myself thinking about seasons where I have flourished and thrived,
But now, I may be in the winter season.
All evidence of my buds are gone.
My days of blossoming are a distant memory.
However,
I hear the gentle voice of the great gardener in my ear.
"You will rise again.
You will bloom again.
You will feel alive again."


Here is another illustration Jesus used: “The Kingdom of Heaven is like a mustard seed planted in a field.  It is the smallest of all seeds, but it becomes the largest of garden plants; it grows into a tree, and birds come and make nests in its branches.”

Take your mustard seed,
Take your life. 
Invest in your talents, gifts,
dreams & desires.
Hand those things to God to multiply and live life!
Dare to believe that your small part, of giving to your dreams, investing your talents,
will bring a harvest of beautiful blessing.



“Listen! A farmer went out to plant some seeds. As he scattered them across his field, some seeds fell on a footpath, and the birds came and ate them. Other seeds fell on shallow soil with underlying rock. The seeds sprouted quickly because the soil was shallow.But the plants soon wilted under the hot sun, and since they didn’t have deep roots, they died. Other seeds fell among thorns that grew up and choked out the tender plants.Still other seeds fell on fertile soil, and they produced a crop that was thirty, sixty, and even a hundred times as much as had been planted! Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand.”




 


Friday, 8 June 2012



Daily bread-we need nourishment and food daily.
 We also need spiritual food daily, checking in with God, Keeping an open communication line with heaven.
 Remembering that we are not just physical beings, but that we have spiritual lives that need food.
 Life, breathing, giving, living, connecting, growing, changing, evolving.
 There is more to us than flesh and blood. We have a responsibility to keep connected to our spirits, otherwise they may dull, fade, become weak.
 Open your spiritual eyes and ears and hear what the spirit of God is saying to you. 
He loves it when you connect and remain in close communication with Him.
 If we starve our spirits, our physical -mental states also suffer. They are all connected.
 We may become downcast, depressed, feel hopeless. Look up! 
God is in control and has the answers, He has the blueprints for your life and offers you to receive the best. But its our choice. 
"Whoever has ears, let them hear." Matthew 11:15 ""Are you listening to me? Really listening?
" ♥



"Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life. I'll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won't lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you'll learn to live freely and lightly."

 

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Grow




'Dr. Robert Schuller's hobbies include raising koi fish. Asked why some grow big while others stay small, he replied, 'If a koi fish lives in a small tank it will never grow longer than two or three inches. In a larger pond they can grow up to ten inches long-in ponds the size of mine they'll get to be eighteen inches long-but if they live in a huge lake where they can swim and stretch, they can grow up to three feet long. The size of the pond determines the size of the fish. Similarly, little ideas in little-thinking minds produce little achievements. But little ideas embraced by big-thinking minds produce enormous achievements.' Jesus said, 'According to your faith be it unto you' (Mt 9:29). The size of your faith and your vision determines the outcome of your idea.'


A friend sent me the above today. It was spot on to some of the things that God has been sharing with us. 
We are both facing lots of CHANGE right now,
 or in the not too distant future.
We have been a bit lost in the process of these changes, 
but God has remained faithful.
As we prayed over future decisions,
thoughts,
fears,
concerns,
I had a picture for us both.
It was of a plant, fairly established within a nice garden. 



Next, I saw the gardener come and dig up the roots of this garden plant and pull it out of its surroundings.


I knew that the plants represented us.
It was uncomfortable and frustrating for the plant,
Its roots were exposed, It lay vulnerable in the gardeners grip.
 All the  security of the soil had vanished. It could not draw any nourishment from the soil.
It simply had to wait and trust the gardener to place it within it's new surroundings.



The problem is, we can not really see that far ahead. 
We can not see the new garden space that the great gardener has prepared.
So we need to exercise our faith and trust.
 He promises to bless us, feed us, shepherd us, love us, teach us.

We can always stay where we are...
We can of course choose not to move on,
But I think the gardener knows when is the perfect time to move his plants,
to give them a better space in the garden,
to uproot them from a small area and give them room to grow.
Otherwise we may feel our roots going around and around the same things,
with very little space to live and feed and grow..


Let yourself believe.
Let yourself trust.
Let yourself dream.
Let yourself grow. 




 

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

God has the map.

OK God,
I think I am ready.
I have kicked, and cried,
and tried,
to understand
Why.
The truth is,
I dont understand,
but I trust 
YOU.
I know that 
YOU
have never let me down,
even when events and chapters have unfolded,
pages have come,
and gone,
embraced and un-embraced.
You
carry me.
YOU 
guide me.
I feel you pull my heart away,
to a new day,
another way,
a new path,
unmarked,
not walked.
I can not see ahead,
I have only your voice to guide me.
I can't lag behind,
or I might lose sight of 
YOU.
The darkness and uncertainty blind me,
But YOU are my light.
I know that 
I have kicked, and cried,
and tried,
to understand
Why.
But I think now,
I am ready,
to follow,
to not look at things I leave behind,
But to took to
YOU.
To hold your hand,
to trust YOUR plan,
to leave the question marks,
in the sand.
YOU
hold my teras,
YOU
are aware of my feras,
but
YOUR perfect love,
will bind them and wipe my tears away.
Joy will be found in the light of a
new day.
I step toward
YOUR way,
The path, I sense you are calling me on.
Clothed in simple,
rustic
FAITH.
I come.





 

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Cross roads

If you have reached a crossroads in your life,
where you have to make big decisions,
But do not know which way to go,
What do you do?


I believe that choice is a gift.
Life is full of choices,
and what we choose, will determine our life paths.
What happens when we do not know the best way to go?

Here are things I am learning along the way.

♥ Follow your heart
Work out what is within your heart and see which path would better those desires.

♥ Follow your dreams 
What are your long term goals, aspirations, desires?
 Work toward those, which path will enhance those areas?

♥ Seek divine wisdom from above. 
God knows our thoughts, our desires, our dreams.
He placed them within us before we were even born.
If you are stuck in knowing the right path, pray, seek ask!

♥ Feel the fear of change, and if it seems the better path, do it anyway!
Pushing past our comfort zones is not easy, but it is how we grow.
See it as a challenge to push yourself beyond the boundaries that you live within at present.

♥ Write things down.
Emotions tend to sway our decisions. So write down practical ideas, pros and cons for each decision.
Write down your goals, strengths, weaknesses, and see what fits your personal ambitions.

♥ Ask others.
People that know you, people you trust. Seek opinions of those around you who would want the best for you.

♥ Take time.
Be patient, If one path is not quite ready to be walked on, It may be a case of timing.
You might not quite be ready.

♥ Leave the current path behind well.
When another door opens, another must close. If you feel doors closing, leave them behind with the right heart. Even if they ended in hurt, disappointment, or sadness, do not leave with bad feelings. 
Forgive, move on, but dont bring along any baggage into your new adventure. Chances are, if you do, you will find history repeating itself in some way.

♥Dare to dream 
Focus on, meditate on, think upon the positives and the possibilities of the new path.
Imagine it, and see yourself in that place. So when you are really there, you will have already walked in the possibilities and it will seem familiar and right.

Bless you in your life choices.
Dare to step out of your comfort zone and see the adventures that await!

"Only those who see the invisible can attempt the impossible."

" Prayer opens the channels of possibility "

The way of a fool seems right to him, but a wise man listens to advice.Proverbs 12:15

Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.Psalm 37:4

He has showed you, O man, what is good.And what does the Lord require of you?To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.
 Micah 6:8

 


Wednesday, 30 May 2012

I am the vine- You are the branches.
God created us in His Image, So therefore, we look and act Like God.
We are spiritual beings, living a life in a physical body.
We have the wonderful gifts of 
Touch,
Taste,
Hearing,
Smell.
Sight.

Life is a beautiful gift.
The world around us is also glorious.
The trees,
the birds singing,
the beauty of a blue sky,
a rainbow,
a rain drop.

I see such beauty in this world,
Take time to digest and breathe it in.

There is also a lot of Ugly,
Negative,
dark,
painful.
This is unfortunate.

However, we have a 
CHOICE.
To either be connected to God,
In our spirits,
our minds,
Our focus,
Our thoughts,
Our decisions,
Our relationships..
OR
We can drift along and be affected by negative,
doubt,
stress.

Life can be hard,
But if we stay connected to the life source,
We can be free,
full,
excited,
satisfied.

God is the vine.
We are connected to Him as a branch is.

If you break off a branch, It will lose its source of life.
Stay connected to HEAVEN.
Stay engaged to LIFE.
Remain positive,
inspired,
Remain in Him.
Then your life will bear much good fruit! 








Thursday, 10 May 2012



Maybe you were a strong wall...Now you lay broken. Not one stone left on top of the other. God says, "Do not worry...Trust me. " I am doing a new thing with you. I have a plan for you...I am changing you, I have a new job for you. He takes parts of you and throws you in the river. You cry, "God what are you doing? Put me back together!' "Wait..." He replies. "Trust me..." and he throws another part of you out into the unknown waters. When there is nothing left of you, He smiles. 'I am done." You look back and see his hand at work....You have been made into stepping stones, into brighter places. Other lonely travellers find their way along your path, and your story of brokenness becomes their platform to cross over peacefully to the land of goodness. ♥

I know what I'm doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for.
 

Saturday, 31 March 2012

Easter

Hello All!

We are all getting ready for easter holidays here.
How is everyone?











Saturday, 10 March 2012

Enter his rest


Time to go to sleep my child,
I will meet you in your dreams,
time to lay aside your striving,
fall back into my arms.
Rest.
Time to close your eyes,
I know how heavy they have been,
fall in to the beauty of surrender,
Rest.
Release that sigh,
those heavy thoughts,
the worries and the wonders,
You dont need to know..
Rest.
I will meet you in your dreams,
I bring all things to life,
it is I who have the keys,
not you,
So Rest.
In the light of a new day,
you shall rise,
with the strength I have given,
you shall come back from the grave,
with the love that I have spilled.
Your voice will start to sing,
like the bird at the break of dawn,
the hope that fills your heart,
will fill those that mourn.
Arise,
from your rest,
alive,
with the best
wine.



 

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