Sunday, 27 March 2011

home sweet home...

It's the holidays......... we broke up from uni on Thursday and I am already having a wonderful holiday!! But I am starting to feel that the holiday will be busier than Winch life ever is and that the work that needs to be done will be heavily neglected! I have a sinking feeling that God is going to teach me loads about work ethic and prioritising over this month long break. Which both excites me and fills me with dread because I would much rather be sitting in Starbucks all day or lounging in the sun but God obviously has bigger plans!

Coming home is amazing though.. I completely adore Winchester but there is just something about entering Cheltenham that always feel right!!

&&& I just found out that one of my best friend's is getting MARRIED!!!!! I am sooooo excited.... God is so turning his life around this year and it's really amazing to see... GOD IS GOOD..ALL THE TIME!

Anyway got to run my Grandparents are here!!!!!! Happy Jesus lovin Sunday :)

Thursday, 24 March 2011


So when Catherine asked me to be on CU committee this year I admit I was a little petrified especially when she told me that they wanted two of us to make up the Evangelism Team. It was the scariest thing because she wasn't allowed to say who it was, so I it was literally diving into the unknown. It could of turned out disastrously but God is sooooooo good!!!

LUCY TENNANT, who would be the other half of ET, IS AN ABSOLUTE LEGEND. You so know God is in control when you are called to be in partnership with someone you didn't really know but it turns out you're visions are so in line. I feel like God is teaching me so much about partnership and teamwork and it's amazing. It's really quite incredible to be doing this together and it is such a blessing to have someone you can always turn to for support. Even the fights are incredibly entertaining!!! It's also just really cool to be a team within a team and be able to play to each other's strengths rather than have to do everything solo!

This is such a random post but we are doing an alpha talk together tonight and today I am just thinking about how much of a blessing Lucy has already been in my life and it's only been a month or two....


Basically I JUST LOVE LUCY...... & I LOVE JESUS EVEN MORE...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I was a little unsure whether to say the next part but in faith I am going to step out and say people are going to enter his kingdom at alpha tonight!!!!!!!!!! So please be praying because the Lord is bringing revival and he wants us to get on board!!!!!!!

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

the joy of JESUS...

Today is Wednesday and I am insanely happy, in fact I have been seriously happy since Saturday actually, something just clicked actually and ever since I just can't really stop smiling! To me this feels new but then a friend mentioned today that I am in fact always happy, except maybe when i am hungry but thats another story, and it made me think that Saturday was sort of just a new burst of Jesus' joy and it's just generally making me buzzed!

I'm having so much fun just living life.

And I think the coolest part is that there have obviously been not so great things happen over the last few days but there is something about living life with Jesus that makes earthly rubbish shrink down in comparison!

I don't really know the reason for this post other than that I wanted people to know the Jesus brings so much Joy! Although thinking about it now the same friend text me just saying 'the joy of the lord is our strength' last night and it all seems to make sense because of his joy we are strong!

& my prayer for anyone that reads this is that you will be filled with his joy and that whatever you are facing right now it would make you strong. That because of him you know that you can face all things and come out the other side, and that just the thought of that alone would make you even more joyful!!


& I am now going to get into bed and read 'God knows my name' by Beth Redman... majorly good read and it's really blessing me with spiritual truths that sort of start to slip through the net a little, if you haven't read it I would definitely recommend you give it a go.. well worth it!

Monday, 14 March 2011

made with love...

OK so firstly sorry for the post after post after post today but I had the afternoon off and God is obivously speaking a lot so I wanted to share it with you!!

I just pulled a cardigan out of the wardrobe and noticed the label for the first time ever... underneath the usual brand and size nonsense thats always there there was a tagline that said 'made with love' and I just thought that was seriously cool that I could wear things that were covered in love. Which sort of hit me that, that is exactly what I do daily because I walk around covered in the blood of Christ which is the most perfect expression of love. I walk around wearing a coat of love.... majorly cool!!
And then a second thought hit me that it was pretty crazy to say something was made with love until I realised that if I had a label it would say exactly that because I WAS MADE WITH LOVE. God created us out of love and every detail of us he thought about intimately. He literally considered everything about you and me which is beyond understanding in itself. It's such a crazy thought to think that he made me with all the love in the world in his heart and spoke me into being because he had so much love he couldn't keep it inside. He had to make me, he had no choice because to deny the desire to love me would be to deny himself.

Basically what I'm saying is GOD LOVES ME AND GOD LOVES YOU!!!

AND JESUS IS INSANELY COOL.... but that's a whole lifetime of blog posts really so stay tuned I guess!!!


slow songs...

I am definitely a 'i love the worship songs where we can just dance around and celebrate in the victory of the cross' type but literally just singing away in my room right now I realised just how powerful the slow songs are. And I don't mean songs that drag or anything I just mean songs that give you time to actually think about what you are singing as you sing it. Because when you sing 'everyone needs compassion' slow enough to actually realise what you're singing the truth of it hits you and personally i catch my breathe and almost can't believe I sang it in such a offhand sort of way for so long...

so the challenge is this: think about what you're singing the next time you worship our awesome God and see what he has to teach you from the words that you normally sing without really thinking :)

Send revival start with me.....

So God has been speaking to me about revival for a while and I sort of didn't believe it was actually going to happen until {ONEL!FE} where God totally gave me a slap round the face (not literally obviously) and was like 'SARAH WAKE UP I'M BRINGING REVIVAL CAN YOU PLEASE STOP DOUBTING AND GET INVOLVED' it was one of those times where you become so inspired and you literally do come home changed. I'm not one to live off a conference high but it definitely woke me up and made me stand up and get involved with what God is doing and beg him for more. So I'M SPEAKING IN FAITH... STANDING READY FOR ACTION.... && FIGHTING FOR HIS KINGDOM!!

and the crazy thing is that since I started doing these things I am really seeing God move powerfully, he is stirring up revival and I get to be a part of it... :D :D :D
But more than that it's like now God has made me expectant I am hearing about Revival more and more and I JUST KNOW THAT IT'S COMING!!! At church last night we listened to the most amazing talk on Joshua 3:5 'Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do amazing things among you' all about how for revival and society to be transformed we, the church, have to be transformed first. We need to be living lives that make people want to know about Our GOD and we need to BE EXPECTANT!!

So during the talk I was inspired to do just that consecrate myself! And the start for me is to be daily on my knees begging God to bring his spirit and save my friends, my university, my family, my city and my nation! It's not going to be an easy road I know that for sure but it's going to be sooooooooooooo worth it!


p.s. I should soooo be writing an essay right now but this is so so so exciting I needed to share it... it's way more exciting than essays... but anyway that's enough procrastination back to work.... boo!!!!

Friday, 11 March 2011


and in an effort to remember the truth I have decided to stick up a lovely picture of me hanging out in the flowers as...

In the battle of truth vs lies I AM CHOOSING TRUTH!!

i believe.....

So as I sit in my room after doing loads all day the song 'affirmation' came on in the calm after the storm or so to speak. It's a song that literally goes I believe..... I believe..... and each line is just a fact about what whoever wrote the song believes and it really made me think about how many things we actually do believe without realising it. There are things in my life that I have probably always believed without even thinking about it. And I mean the good and the bad. It really challenged me to think about what I believe. The Oxford Dictionary defines believe as to 'accept that something is true, especially without proof'. Which really challenges me because as I thought about it it made me think that I probably do believe outright lies about myself as easily as I believe that Jesus died for me. And It's just not right!!!!

So today I am asking him for his truth and to let that be the basis of my beliefs! I want to honor him in everything I believe and not just the 'spiritual' things! I guess it's time to get on our knees again and apologise for believing Satan's lies and ask him to bring his truth and let that be the beliefs that shape our lives.... Care to join me????

and on a total God is so good at helping me stand true to Lent that one of the lines in the song is 'I believe that junk food tastes so good because it's bad for you'. As I am giving up facebook and snacky rubbish for lent this totally made me remember that this Lent I am turning to what is good for me and that means see you later Junk and HELLO MORE OF JESUS..... YES PLEASE.... DEFINITE UPGRADE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, 8 March 2011


So as a CU today we are going to be making pancakes and delivering them to people's houses and I feel like God is making me really expectant. At our Church weekend away this past weekend, which was immense, the speaker was talking about how we will never get more than we expect, so I am really glad that God is turning me into an expectant person.

I really want to bless my university and just let God use me to spread some joy! As we feed the hungry students this evening we will also be answering a question about God/Christianity etc and it really excites me that we get to share the gospel and give out food at the same time...

I'm getting so excited about what God is going to do :)

Sorry for the randomness of such a message but I'm really excited about JESUS and I wanted to share it.... plus I'm saying bye-bye Facebook for Lent so I think I might be posting a bit more as I have been wasting so much time fruitlessly sitting on Facebook and I would much rather be sharing what God is doing!

Thursday, 3 March 2011

give it all.....

So I was subtly reminded tonight that I have been neglecting this beautiful blog and it made me want to write something about what I have been learning recently...

I think the night I became a Christian was a little bit disconnected from the time I actually completely submitted myself to Jesus and literally gave him everything. The night I became a Christian I definitely fell head over heels in love but I didn't really understand the joy that was involved in handing over control of everything for a few months. I gave my summer to learning more about God but I still tried to control my life, I still made my decisions on my own and I still decided what I thought was best for me in my life. But then one day it struck me that if this relationship was going to work I was going to have to give everything. I wanted to live a crazy life for Jesus, I wanted to be his hands on the earth and I wanted to be his voice to his broken world but I wanted to do it with myself in the driving seat. BUT IT'S NOT HOW IT WORKS. If we want to be living the life he has called us to then we have to submit to him and trust that he will honor it. We have to literally give him every single part of us for him to use us to the max. Jesus said he came to give us life to the full but surely we can't possibly claim that unless we give him everything???


Because if we hold back we are held back!!!!

I heard someone on a podcast say a while ago that 'You are only going to get out of this experience with Jesus what You put into it' and it's soooooooo true. We will reap what we sow. It's as simple as that.

So today I am getting on my knees and giving it all, all over again. I'm asking him to forgive me for what I have tried to claim as my own and I am asking him to take all of me and use it for his glory!
Will you join me??

If we want to live lives that can have a real impact and can truly bring him glory and do the work of his kingdom this is the only way; to give everything!!