Posts by Kate Mkandawire

god made me to be gentle

Gentleness is one of those concepts that we don’t really understand. Often children equate gentleness with stroking a cat nicely and not pulling its tail, or driving it away! Toddlers are frequently told to be gentle with other children, and older children are told to be gentle with babies. Other than that, gentleness isn’t really…

god made me to have faith

What does it mean to be faithful when you are in school? Who should you be faithful to? How should you show your faithfulness? Why should you be faithful? Faithful means more than staying with someone; it means being loyal, trustworthy and dependable. A faithful person does the duties that they are asked to do.…

god made me to be kind

Kindness is a fruit of the spirit, something we should expect, as Christians, to be cultivating. Being kind to people is something that requires effort on our part, it is more than NOT being unkind, it is a reaching out and saying or doing something positive to help another person. Ephesians4:32 32 Be kind and compassionate…

God made me to have joy

The second fruit of the spirit is joy. Paul lists it before peace in his list of the fruits of the spirit: joy is central to Christian life. The first response to Jesus is pure joy. Joy because your sins have been forgiven, joy because of the Holy Spirit taking residence in your heart. When…