Today, Bulelwa shares with us thoughts on what it takes for God to draw close to us, fertility issues in scripture, dealing with distraction, and the importance of quiet time.
Inspiring biblical passage of the moment: Inspiring biblical passage at the moment in my life is James 4:8 “Draw close to God and God will draw close to you.”
At this moment of time in my life, this verse reminds me that everything, the good and the hard decisions that I am faced to make, determines my future. I can have peace of mind if I just draw close to God because God will draw close to me and help me make a decision and choice that is in line with His purpose and will.
“I can have peace of mind if I just draw close to God because God will draw close to me and help me make a decision and choice that is in line with His purpose and will.”
Spiritual growth focus at the moment: Spiritual growth at the moment is to be aware of the Spirit of God and be in tune with God. That I may always be driven by the things of God and not by my flesh. So many things can be a distraction in life, so being in tune with the Spirit of God helps us remain on our purpose and destiny. I am learning and always striving to remain and be aware of the presence of God.
Profession: Youth & school ministries worker.
A one sentence bio of yourself: A light on hill that cannot be hidden!
When did you first encounter God and how did you encounter Him? I come from a Christian background, so since I was young I’d attend Sunday school and all children’s church camps. I do believe when I was younger during those camps and church kids festivals, I experienced something unexplainable. As I grew older, I did what all teenagers do and explored the world, but in that exploring the world something always drew me to church and God. One evening, I decided I wanted to read my Bible, which I had never read. I became more interested in the Bible and kept on reading the Bible– I suddenly had an urge to know more about Jesus and was fascinated by the people in the Bible. The chapters and books in the Bible became real, I could envision and see the writings into life and that is when I encountered God. I realized that there was more to just going to church. I had formed a relationship with Jesus Christ.
What has helped you grow spiritually in this season? The word of God, and the connect group I am in (they aren’t just acquaintances, they are my pray sisters who pray for each other and myself). Also, my pray and worship lifestyle. The people around me all play a part in who I am and remind me of who I am in Jesus Christ. Also, my soon to be employers they’ve been walking with me on this journey of faith and have reminded me that trusting and having faith in God produces beautiful fruits in life.
Just read/currently reading (and what has it taught you?): Portrait of a Kingdom Woman by Pearl Kupe is a book I’ve read. It has inspired me to be the woman I was destined to be a woman of boldness, beauty and of balance.
Top three essentials: God, family and ministry, personally, for me.
How did God speak to you recently? Through people giving me advice and ministering into my life.
Hobby: I am a creative by nature, so I love to create either styling, designing, checking out blogs and planning to start a blog. I also enjoy having fellowship with people.
Top three practical tips for staying spiritually strong: Always have quiet time, meditate on the word of God, always be willing to learn from others being old or young, and never take anything for granted!
Favorite person in scripture? I don’t necessarily have one favorite person in the Bible. I do find all the women in the Bible to be my favorite and role models. I am very inspired by the women who had fertility issues such as Sarah, Rachel and Hannah because that is something that is dear to my heart. Their faith in God and how God provided and blessed them with children even though in the natural it wasn’t possible gives me hope and surety that God is alpha and omega, that God can still heal woman today with fertility issues today, as he did then!
“I am very inspired by the women who had fertility issues such as Sarah, Rachel and Hannah because that is something that is dear to my heart.”
What do you want people to learn about God when they look at you? God is the God of the impossible, He is Yahweh, the beginning and the end. Anything is possible with God! I want people to see the work of God, and how God can make a shy girl from South Africa into a bold, international mighty warrior woman of God!
“I want people to see the work of God, and how God can make a shy girl from South Africa into a bold, international mighty warrior woman of God!”
Favorite season? Summer because of the beautiful colors, beautiful weather and beautiful memories and gatherings shared.
Favorite holiday? Christmas and New Year. I always enjoy the Christmas and New Years holiday because it’s fun to celebrate with family and friends. The food, laughters and memories shared with family and friends is beautiful.
A dream you have? A dream I have is to equip and empower a generation of young women who will learn to be the portrait of a kingdom woman young girls who will learn to be bold, balanced and glow in their beauty.
A special tradition you and your family engage in or keep: Christmas lunch.
Question you will ask when you get to heaven? I would rather not ask a question but rather say to God, Thank you! Thank you that I was different from other girls, thank you that I experienced all that I had, good and bad, because those lessons shaped me into who I am. Thank you that you directed me to Bible school and equipped me, so that I could find my purpose and fulfill it.
Thing you want to raise awareness about: Fertility issues in women and young girls and provide solutions.
What do you usually do before 9 a.m.? Usually, I am in schools doing ministry classes.
What is on your nightstand? A lamp.
Define Christianity in a sentence: Christianity is to be unconditionally loved by a love indescribable, which enables us to love others.
Until next time, keep witnessing!