Rachel Hamilton

Author | Writer | Traveler | Child of God | Kiwi Girl


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Humble

Ever felt like God just seem to take you through situations that humble you time and time again? Maybe God has asked you to do something that you don’t believe you are qualified to do or maybe he wants you to share your struggles and pain. Humbling yourself can be very vulnerable and scary and sometimes painful. But someone who humbles themselves for God will never be casted down. God honours those who honour him.

 

Matthew 23:12  Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.

James 4:10  Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.

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The Kind of Friend I Want to Be.

I used to hold my friends too tightly always afraid they would leave me.

But God showed me I must hold people with a lose hand. Loving everyone deeply but stop trying to trying to fit people in the place in my heart that only God can fill.

Learning this I found I could love people in a deeper way than ever before because my dependence was now in Christ not in those around me.

I want to be a friend that doesn’t lay unrealistic expectations.

I want to be a friend that shows people I care.

I want to be a friend that never gives up.

I want to be a friend that believes in free will and never pressurises or guilts people  into doing things for me.

I want to be a true friend

Please God help me to be this kind of friend.


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Life Seasons

Its a beautiful spring day here in New Zealand. The kind of day that makes you want to do nothing but sit in the sun with a good book. New flowers are blooming everywhere and new life seems to be popping up all around. Winter days seem a distant memory now with the promise of summer in the air. Its like that with our lives.

Winter

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God takes us through winter seasons where life becomes difficult as he moulds our hearts through quietness and stillness.

Spring

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Then at long last comes Spring, a time of open doors, exciting new adventure just waiting to be had.

Summer

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The summer season is a time where God has many jobs for us to do and we are busy doing his work and out there spreading his love and touching lives.

Autumn 

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Than comes Autumn, a time of harvest where we see many blessings and answered prayers.

Each season is important for our growth and rest. Each season has its own joys and sorrows and with each season God is always near by helping us walk this journey called life.

Ecclesiastes 3:1
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:


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When Healing Doesn’t Come.

We pray for healing, pray that God will make us strong again. We hear stories of miracles of people being healed. We know God is a God of healing but what if healing never comes. The last few months I begged God for healing. I prayed and prayed that he would heal me for the illness that my body was fighting.

Some say you have to have more faith and it will happen. The doctor says you will have to be on medication for the rest of your life. That it looks like you will never be healed. Why God have you let this happen we cry. Heal me, I have served you and obeyed you. But the healing never comes. The pain stays.

Suddenly I see it!! This whole time I have been looking at it wrong!! This is my calling, God has asked me to walk this road! Sickness is not fun but he can use it to teach me so much and to reach out to others who suffer pain. Changing my mindset gives me a passion, a goal, a hope. Sickness doesn’t define me. God defines me. Sickness doesn’t drag me down, God calls me and says my child I have a job for you!!


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Dreams

Having dreams I believe is so important. Change begins with a dream, a thought. My dreams have been big and small, they have changed, grown and some had to be laid down over the years. God has said no to dreams and others he has opened amazing doors for.  My dream now is to make a change in this world. To be used to change lives for Christ. God wants to use us and when he sees a willing heart he smiles. He wants to use our hopes and dreams for his purpose and plan. No dream is to small or silly, likewise no dream is to big because in Christ all things are possible!

My dream is to be all God created me to be!

Whats your dream? I would love to hear it.

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