Maretha Retief

Maretha Retief is a follower of Jesus, a wife and mommy who lives in Pretoria, South Africa. She is a passionate blogger over at www.seasonswithchrist.com. Being born with a disability, she writes with a purpose to reveal the love of Jesus to the world in spite of our shortcomings.

Finding Your Way to Delight in the Lord

Finding your Way to Delight in the Lord

Are you going to follow the world or are you going to follow God? Our decision may either turn out to be costly or rewarding. When we follow our own desires and the ways of the world we may feel satisfied for the moment but there are consequences we may not have thought of. When we choose our own ways and that of the world, who are we serving? “… ‘It is because your ancestors were unfaithful to me. They worshiped other gods and served them. They abandoned me and did not obey my word.” (Jeremiah 16:11, NLT) In the…

Praise Your Way to Wholeness

Praise Your Way to Wholeness

Do you desire to overcome your trials with peace of mind and a grateful heart? If so, that is exactly how God wants us to thrive at ALL times. Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts. And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father. Colossians 3:16‭-‬17 NLT The verses preceding Colossians 3:16-17 urges us to pursue peace…

The Power in Waiting

The Power in Waiting

The same way the Israel experienced captivity in Babylon, our hearts and minds also experience captivity by fear, insecurities, opinions, and circumstances. It is in the midst of those suffering times that God’s Word speaks hope and encouragement into our hearts, through these words: But those who trust in the LORD will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint. (Isaiah 40:31 NLT) The Hebrew word for “wait upon” used here is qavah, which means to properly wait, in the sense of expecting. This is…

Revealed: A Story About Following God

Revealed: A Story About Following God

How often do you find yourself looking at someone and making up your mind about that person without really knowing them? Do you look at people through your own eyes or through the lens God provides in His Word — the lens of the Cross cleansed with love and grace to look beyond what the eye can see?   When it comes to yourself, are you caught up in your own insecurities and hang-ups or are you willing to follow God blindly? [clickToTweet tweet=”Are you prepared to do whatever God asks of you, even if it places you in an…

Do you desire a radical change in heart?

Do you desire a radical change in heart?

The world is doing a great job at overloading us with everything and nothing, pulling us down into its strongholds of comparisons, worry and fear. So I have asked myself, does it really have to be this way? Do you and I have a better life waiting for us to grab hold of? What can we do?     The same restoration God promised His children in the Bible, He extends to us today. We read in Ezekiel 36 about God promising Israel that He will restore them and bring them back to their country. But the restoration here is…

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