When we have « the nose in the cake », we can see nothing right ? Alright, weird expression that doesn’t ring your bell? Haha maybe ...

HEY JOB, DO YOU HAVE SOME TIPS ?



When we have « the nose in the cake », we can see nothing right ? Alright, weird expression that doesn’t ring your bell? Haha maybe because it is more what I would say in French. More familiarly, I think American people would say "when we are up to your neck in trial" we definitely don't see anything and how to get out of where we are!

Isn't what Job could have felt like in the Bible?
Job is this wealthy man living in a land called Uz with his large family and extensive flocks. He is “blameless” and “upright,” always careful to avoid doing evil. One day, Satan appears before God in heaven. God boasts to Satan about Job’s goodness, but Satan argues that Job is only good because God has blessed him abundantly. Satan challenges God that, if given permission to punish the man, Job will turn and curse God. God allows Satan to torment Job to test this bold claim (only prohibition is to take Job’s life in the process).

In the whole book, you can read about how Job has suffered in trials. He lost his children, his wife asked him to curse God and die. He lost all his flocks, became sick and was rebuked even by his closed friends. Nothing went right for Job. However, in the whole process and until the very end, Job has always been faithful to God and never rejected the fault on Him.

So what can Job teach us about our situation?
Well in Job 1 verse 21, he says:


“I came naked from my mother’s womb,

    and I will be naked when I leave.
The Lord gave me what I had,
    and the Lord has taken it away.
Praise the name of the Lord!”




Job refused to put the responsibility on God's shoulders.




Well girls, as well I tell you this; God is not the one making you suffer. He never intended you to be in tears for months and you to feel rejected and abandoned.
He never wanted this for me either. But what happened happened right? We can't step backward, come back in the past and change the situation.




Things happen to us for many reasons. God desires to test our faith and what best than trials test actually our faith?
Sometime things happens that make no sense at all and still it happens. What Job teaches us in the trial is to-lean-on-God.
Don't run away from Him and don't place Him as aggressor because you need to find a culpable. This is something I did on my first break up five years ago and this didn't help me to move on and grow in my knowledge of God. Actually, I simply didn't know Him at all to think that He was the initiator of my troubles.

In the break up I have been going through the past 9 months, I decided to trust in God, to lean on Him and to hear what He had to say. Do you know what He told me?
He said "Honey, right now, the only thing I want is you to trust me. I want you to come to me for help and to nobody else. I want you to start seing me like the perfect Dad who indeed 'gives good gifts to those who ask him' (Matthew 7:11)"

God only desires the best for you as He was desiring the best for Job. And if you look at the end of Job's book, you'll discover that God gave Job twice as much as he had before. So I encourage you to press on in faith. God has twice as much to give you than what you have right now. He only wants you to trust Him.

Tomorrow, I will personally give you some of my tips to move on by faith and to escape depression after a tough break up. And trust me, if you are in a break up right now, you might appreciate good advises ;)


For now, girls, Jesus loves you more than the best earthly husband can do. Remember this.

Lean on Him because He is trustable.
Don't give upTHERE IS MORE.


Kath Leen

“But God, how can I make them understand this truth that I am myself learning the past few months? How can I, a French girl limited wi...

UNLOVED BY A MAN? LOVED BY A PERFECT GOD!



“But God, how can I make them understand this truth that I am myself learning the past few months? How can I, a French girl limited with my kind of fluent English, make them feel your love while they are maybe still going through such a storm in their life?”

I can’t lie to you girls; this question has been lately my biggest question to God. In cry, I keep asking Him and praying for you. What could look like a simple fact for some of you anchored in God’s love, looks in parallel impossible for girls’ hearts that have been broken by men and by disillusion. Girls with a broken heart from a past relationship have most of the time a big issue to really understand that they are loved and precious.

And I have been there. I was broken and it was just unreal and impossible for me to understand. When we spend our life chasing the love of a man and we forget to stop a minute on the path and ask ourselves “But what is my value? Can I really place the weight of it in the hands of a human being?”

Let me tell you something. As long as we will believe in people’s words and not God’s words, we will never understand who we are.  As long as we will believe in people’s view of love and not in God’s love, we will never understand how much we are loved.
Would you like to know how many time I felt unloved by men (probably because of misconception of what is love), how many time I was asking for attention to them, how many time I begged in the wrong way because I thought that was the only kind of love I could receive or even deserve?

In a relationship based on God’s Word and God’s love, there is no dominant or submissive. There are only two persons who love each other like Jesus asks us to love: “In everything, then, do to others as you would have them do to you. For this is the essence of the Law and the prophets.” ~Matthew 7:12

Very often we don’t understand what LOVE is because we don’t know what love is for God. And we don’t even know how God loves us.

But dear friends, take your Bible and check that closer, you will discover encouraging words and treasures from our amazing Daddy and it is barely impossible that you won’t feel loved after this.

1 John 4:19
We love because He first loved us.

John 3:16
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

John 15:13
Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. (what Jesus did for us)

1 Peter 2:9-10
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for His own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God's people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.


OK, I know what you will tell me haha. I know it because I thought of it myself “Alright, being loved by a dad is a good thing. But I have been thrown away by my fiancé / boyfriend / husband. I want and need the love of a ‘husband’ not a dad, or at least both, but surely the love of a ‘husband’!”
And I totally understand this legitimate request! I have it myself. But don’t you think that Jesus has already the perfect answer to it?
Well, girls, if you look closer, JESUS-IS-THIS-PERFECT-HUSBAND!

Now, let’s be real on this: it is not because Jesus is our perfect husband that He won’t ever provide an earthly husband. I deeply believe that God places desires in our heart and as we “take delight in the Lord, he will give us our heart’s desires.” (Psalm 37:4)
If your desire has always been to get married and have a family, I trust God to be powerful enough to make it happen in your life and especially because His Word says in Genesis 2:18 "It is not good for the man to be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him"; so trust me, it is God's will for us to get married. But in every circumstance, we first need to lean on Him and to exercise our faith until God reveals Himself to us. And while we are waiting for this earthly lover, we know we can count on Jesus, our perfect Husband: He loves us (the Church), He gave His life for usHe calls us His bride and calls Himself our Bridegroom. Paul says in 2 Corinthians 11:2 “For I am jealous for you with the jealousy of God himself. I promised you as a pure bride to one husband—Christ.” And John says in Revelation 19:7 “Let us rejoice and exult and give Him the glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and his Bride has made herself ready;”

Jesus is our ALL IN ALL. He is the "whole packaging" that you always dreams about!!!
And in order to really perceive it, you will have to start believing what He says in His Word. It took me a while to really understand this; if you half trust Him, you will half set your heart ready for whatever He is preparing for you. This doesn’t honor Him. Start seeking Him and believe what He says. Proclaim His Word, proclaim his truths. Shout out loud so that the devil will hear your voice of warrior!

Girls, you are loved.

There is more for you.

Keep pressing on.





Kath Leen

Do you want your life to minister to people ? Then stop pretending and start being who you are at the exact moment people meet you ...

HONEST BROKENNESS



Do you want your life to minister to people? Then stop pretending and start being who you are at the exact moment people meet you on the road of life.

Why do I tell you this?
Well because today, I started my day with my usual devotion by reading God’s word and there is a specific verse that really touched me. The kind of verse that usually we escape because we don’t feel concerned; we feel more like "uuuhhhhh this was a message for the Pharisees, not me!"

Thing is that after I long thought about it, I can confirm that this verse concerns all of us girls! (and guys actually too)

Luke 11:52
“What sorrow awaits you experts in religious law! For you remove the key to knowledge from the people. You don’t enter the Kingdom yourselves, and you prevent others from entering.”

You see, when we read this verse, we could think "Alright, is it about the way we could escape people on the road to church? Or when someone makes fun of Jesus, we don't say anything? Or we just don't tell people we are Christians and don't give them access to Jesus? But this is not me, I do tell people I am Christian and I never make fun of Jesus!". And I agree with this thought, I am a strong believer myself and as soon as I have the opportunity to tell my neighbors that I go to church and that I love Jesus, I do it.

But what if I am pointing a total other subject...?

Think of it...This is it.

We can be a strong believer, loving Jesus and telling the good news AND STILL belonging to this verse. Why? Because we often are not honest to ourselves and to people around us.
But when? When is this a time where we have not been honest to ourselves and around us?

When we hide our wounds and brokenness.
When we hide the difficulties we have in our relationships instead of humbling ourselves in front of others and just explaining that life is not easy even for Christians and we are learning.

Ok, let me be clearer.
My past relationship with my ex fiancé has been full of love and investment on both side. We were honest to each other and trying our best to make it work.
But usually, when we try by ourselves instead of leaning on God, bridges break I tell you.

I had one big issue in my life and I was dragging this probably since my young age: I was fearful. I let the fear break into my mind and never gave Jesus the opportunity to heal it.
So when things started to be more serious as we got engaged, fear crushed me like a boxer crushes his adversary on the ring.
All sort of fears; fear that he leaves me when there was so reason at all. Fear that he might become tired of me. Fear that he might meet someone better than me and on and on.
Thing is that fear is not real but it brings very often an emotion that we don't like especially when we don't handle it, this emotion is: anger.

I was an angry person. I was broken. But unfortunately, instead of humbling myself and recognizing my mistakes, I hid it completely. I could go to church on a Sunday morning, smiling at people and pretending everything was doing great when I actually got into a huge fight with my fiancé, one hour before (True story, on Easter day 2016...not proud of me at all). But I could also react this way with non christian people, pretending my life was great, kinda perfect, filled with joy and very soon being called "Madame A." as I was about to get married. It was easier for me to throw a perfect picture of happiness to people instead of being true to myself and true to them: my life was as tough as their life was and I had to lean on God in order to clean up A LOT of issues before touching the goal of being a "dream boat person" in their eyes.

So what does my story have to do with this verse above?
Well, look closer: As the Pharisees, when we hide our brokenness and pretend to a certain high value as Christians, we "remove the key to knowledge from the people" around us by preventing them to see God's healing in our life. We prevent them to see that only God is able to humble us and to transform us. We actually "don’t enter the Kingdom ourselves" by reacting this way, and by consequences, we "prevent others from entering".

Why is it so important to open our heart and show our brokenness to the people? It's because our story of life, our mistakes, our fights will be what will speak to their heart. Not our feats, not our perfection, not our stubborn proud smile that says "Heyyyyyy, our relationship is great! Life is amazing! What about you?"
What the eck are we thinking by reacting this way? People expect honesty, and truth and kindness and comprehension from us. How can we tell them we understand their brokenness if we show them that we are never broken? How can we minister to their heart if they see us as a high level of perfection? And how even do we expect them to share their struggles if they feel like they can share nothing with us?

Today more than ever, I want to be this honest and kind woman who totally understand and is able to say "I know. I went this way too. I am imperfect and broken and I can introduce you to the only One who is able to heal you. His name is JESUS CHRIST"
Nine months passed since the day my ex fiancé broke up and cancelled our wedding. It is still painful. But there is no shame; there is only the story of an imperfect girl who trust in a perfect God.
Hold on to Him. Show your brokenness, use it as a strength and trust God in the process.


Psalm 25:21
"May integrity and honesty protect me, for I put my hope in you."



Kath Leen


Lately, I had a lot of girl questions. You know, not the type of question like « what shampoo would actually be the best for my hair? ...

COULD IT BE FOR YOU LIKE IT WAS FOR PETER ?



Lately, I had a lot of girl questions. You know, not the type of question like « what shampoo would actually be the best for my hair? » or « should I really calm down on my smoothie addiction? » Or « Hey, I need a new pair of shoes, don’t I? ». Not those questions (though I admit all of the ones I just mentioned crossed my mind the past days... anyway, not the subject here ^^). No, I’m talking about the question of

what is our role here on earth as women and how can we fulfill this role ?

I am going to be lucid on this: I think we often go the wrong direction with the answer, at least in some areas of life.
Why? Because we are formatted by the actual world, by our sufferings and disappointments.
See, God gave us gifts and abilities to do a bunch of things and we unfortunately often pass beside our calling because of fearsfalse teaching and following the move.
We often have one idea of what we are made for. We stick to this idea because that’s the way it seems it has to be and maybe close people told us no less than this. Or maybe we stick to this idea because we simply never thought it could be different.
And then there are our scares, rejection, hurt, suffering and disappointments that are not helping us to develop our full potential and that makes us ending up wobbly. All those circumstances have not been here to help us I agree. But I am here to tell you that you and I, as a woman, are called for so much greater and bigger than this!

In this article, let’s focus on one of the faculties we have as woman. I won’t talk on the other faculties  like being a mom or a spouse, despite the fact that of course it’s two of our main callings as woman I think, as God created us to be one flesh with our husband and to multiply.

Here, I would like to focus on one big calling that we actually have both of us as man AND also as woman

being fisher[men].

You see, Peter in the Bible had a job, he was a fisherman. A pretty good job for that period of time and it seems that Peter really enjoyed it. However, God had a bigger purpose for him: to fish people!

Peter had probably his batch of problems like everybody else has. Suffering, disappointments and trials probably didn’t spare him either. But still, that didn’t stop God to bring him to maturity in order to embrace his calling.
Same for you and I. We have our story, our sufferings and our disappointments. But this will not prevail God to make us enter into our destiny.

I actually do believe that God has bigger for me in storage. And for you as well, though you might be going through a displeasing time right now.
Let us embrace fully what we are going through because God will use it for victory. And whatever we are passing by, we need to engage FAITH because God answers always our faith.
Look at the Word ; Didn’t Peter leave everything he had, by faith, to follow Jesus and enter into his calling of fishing people? Let’s look closer at other people in the bible like Daniel. Isn’t faith in God that saved him from the furnace? Or look at Moses. Isn’t faith in God that opened the Red Sea for him and the Israelites?
It is because we engage faith that it pleases God to reply by miracles.
It will require you faith to believe that there is a calling on your life as it was on Peter’s life and that God wants to use you. Really, He wants.

And nope, faith in God won’t bring us all the answers. Today, I still have no answers why I had to go through two cancelled weddings and a broken heart, twice broken in a period of four years. But I know that if we sink in the love of our God, He answers by a rest and a peace that will go beyond mesure and He will use our trials for great victories.

So today, let’s become Peters you and I. Let’s go fish people by telling our story, our brokenness and by letting Jesus restore us.

The best advise I can give you is to press on doesn’t matter the situation. Press on into the Word and press on in prayers. Fight the right fight and start today. It is not too late. You are called for a bigger, greater and more awesome life. It doesn’t mean it will be easier. No, I am sorry to be truthful with you but as you will press on with God, life will get harder! Why? Because satan doesn’t want you to understand this truth that you are made for so much more. But as soon as you will experience and grasp God fullness, you will be able to face any trials in life and still be confident in His plan for your life.

Press onHave faith and embrace your calling of fisher[men] by using your story without any shame. God made you the way you are and to be at the exact place you are right now and He is not finished with you. Open you eyes dear reader because life is just starting!!


Kath Leen.

Hello y’all ! Alright,  Revelation ALERT  !! I couldn’t keep the following content for myself ( sharing snuggle tiiiiiime  !) ...

BEING A 'MODERN MOSES'



Hello y’all !

Alright, Revelation ALERT !! I couldn’t keep the following content for myself (sharing snuggle tiiiiiime !)

So I was praying and fasting a few days ago when I realized that God didn’t spare me just to live a pity life (and for no one actually!)! For some of you who don’t know yet, I am born with some big complications ; my mom got the listeriosis and when the doctors provoked the due date I was clinically dead. They brought me out and I wasn’t breathing already anymore. It took them quite a while to resuscitate me. As I grew up, by God’s grace I didn’t have any consequences on my brain or anything. The doctors today considerate me as a miracle (No kidding, and no outsized pride here :))
So, thinking about the way I am born and the way God saved my life, I can’t resign myself to think that it’s only to live a pity no exciting life. And that’s when I got this revelation.

Look, if you observe the life of Moses, you will realized that he didn’t either live to enjoy a pity no exciting life. Moses has been spared by God when he was a baby. Yes, remember, he is born at a time when the Pharaoh wanted to kill all the Hebrew newborn males. Moses was part of it. He-was-supposed-to-DIE!! But God had a ministry for him! And what is interesting here is that Moses haven’t only been spared and adopted in a classic and normal family ; but happened that he has been fished out by no less than Pharaoh's daughter!!!
In order to one day fight the Pharaoh and set free the Israelites, Moses needed to know the Pharaoh and his habits. He needed to be soaked into the royal family, and understand its culture and idolatry for other gods. No doubt that growing in this environment helped him to feel even more compassion for the people of Israel. And God needed someone with such a heart to deliver his people. So actually, Moses since he was a baby, has been trained, educated, transformed (no less than 40 years in the desert) for the very day God would call him into battle.


When I opened my eyes on this particular story, I also understood why I have been going through such a birth. You see, when I was born this way (clinically dead because of the listeriosis), the doctors had no choice than to take me from my mom and after saving my life, putting me in an incubator for a month. No touch, no smell, no skin contact have been given to me when I came to this world. And this brought a huge feeling of abandonment in my early childhood, though my parents where so loving and kind. Then I went through sentimental disasters and abandonment and especially the past summer when my fiancé broke up for no reason 3 weeks before the wedding. I had to be brought on the bottom of this pit called « despair » to finally turn myself to Jesus and say « I am all yours, use me for your glory God! » And that’s when I understood that in order to minister for broken hearts, I had surely to be broken myself. Who else than someone who has suffered, can speak to people who suffer?
Moses had to feel that he wasn’t at his place during his early life in the Pharaoh's house, in order to someday understand the people of Israel that wasn’t at its place in Egypt. This understanding and compassion have been somewhere the motivation of his fight for them.
And my suffering is my motivation to speak to broken hearts and make sure they know God loves them and will surely turn their trials into victories.

I needed to be prepared and trained for the amazing calling that God has on my life. I don’t know yet how God is going to use me but I know one thing : I understand your pain. I understand your nightmare. I understand your scars and if your desire me to pray for you, you can count on « tinny crumb » (yes…that’s my nickname at CrossFit ah !). Above all, remember the first one who understands you perfectly and will never leave you is Jesus Christ.

Psalm 94:14
The Lord will not reject his people; he will not abandon his special possession. 

Be blessed !
Kath Leen.