Friday, November 6, 2015

THE OLDER BROTHER


The story of the Prodigal son is one of my favourite Bible stories because I always relate to the younger brother. I read it after a hiatus with God and I'm ready to come back home. It makes me feel great knowing God just can't wait to get me into His arms no matter how long I've been away from Him
 But, there was a time I was the older brother. And I'm sure some of you are. When I talk about sins, you cannot relate because you do not engage in all those stuff. You're no sinner per se. You probably even participate a lot in church activities and you pray every day. You were probably raised a Christian. But like the older brother, you do not have the love of Christ. You do not pray for lost souls. And to you, there are some souls that do not deserve redemption. Maybe murderers or terrorists. You love the teachings of Paul but do not spend time to acknowledge the fact that Paul was a Christian-killer before he became a Christian Preacher.

What I'm trying to say is there was a time I was excellent at religion at the expense of relationship. 




I should apologise for my absence. I want to be honest with you guys. Sometimes, I just don't feel like blogging. And I don't ever want blogging to be a chore. I want it to be something I enjoy doing and sometimes, I need to take breaks. But what I'm going to do next time is inform you guys before I take those breaks. But I'm back now and I have something cooking real soon on the blog that I think you'll love. 

I've added a bit of weight and I've been feeling really insecure about my body. My waistline is wider (and that's never a good thing) because that's where food goes to. I always tell people that looks don't matter and it's what's on the inside that counts. But when it is my own body that is going through the changes, I forget what's on the inside and start criticizing my outside. But after my morning prayers, I felt more confident even with my wider waist line hence the dress. I am learning to love myself even while I work on myself. So I picked a dress that showed my flaws, but because I felt a bit exposed, I threw on the kimono and kept the rest of my outfit simple.
OUTFIT DETAILS
ASOS Dress, Kimono & Sunglasses || River Island Heels || Mum's bag & jewelry

"You shall love your neighbour as yourself - Luke 19:27" 
"Your neighbour is anyone so closely and directly affected by your act that you ought to reasonably have them in contemplation as being affected by your acts or omissions - Donoghue v Stevenson (1932), per Lord Atkin"

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Have a lovely weekend

Lots of love,

13 comments:

  1. I think even with the weight you've added on you look good and the dress you've got on suits you just fine. I'd worry more about climate warming cause d way u r suits you just fine. Cheers @Hova8

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  2. Taking breaks are okay.
    Good to read from you.
    I love the kimono

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  3. nice outfit, my dear you look good, no need for the insecurity
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  4. Welcome back dear. You look good. I've gained weight too - some of the weight I worked so hard to lose, and I'm being hard on myself. Well, life goes on.

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  5. welcome back love.. always look forward to interesting reads

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  6. You look amazing regardless!! Welcome back

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  7. Yay, Tomi's back (:

    Thanks for sharing on this! God knows how many people have refused to become Christians because all they see is hypocrisy from the people who are supposed to be repping. And what happens is they now miss out on a beautiful relationship which is the very essence of it all, really.

    Wasn't it Gandhi who said something like... I like your Christ but not Christians...?

    Looking forward to future posts dear. Keep 'em coming... when you can (:


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  8. I've also been a bit lax with my eating habits and fitness and was a bit hard on myself but reading this now, I wish we can see ourselves the way God sees us.
    He doesn't put us down if we go on a skid row and start eating wrongly/not disciplining our bodies to be fit for His purposes..instead He cheers us as we take steps to change, all the while His love remains even when we haven't changed, accepting us unconditionally, warts, fat and all..He is amazing and I believe that it's time we also start treating ourselves the way our Daddy treats us.

    And you look great! Truly and sincerely!

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  9. You look beautiful hun, that dress fits you amazingly! And breaks are always necessary, so don't worry, the most important is to enjoy what you do so if you need breaks just do it. Glad to see you back though :)
    xx

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  10. Lovely as always <3

    haha that law case came to my mind after i read the 'you must love your neighbour' part swell ^_^

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  11. You look great girl!
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I am so glad you're taking the time out to comment. It really does put a smile on my face ♥