This is one of the few articles where I simply want to share a story from my life. I hope that it will inspire you as it has inspired me.
Sunday, 24th of February 2019 I ran my very first half marathon. This, my friends, is a testimony of God’s goodness. It’s not your typical running testimony where I miraculously got healed from some or other injury. It is about how faithful God is to manifest Himself in different seasons of our lives.
I’ve always been the arty girl who doesn’t do sports. I never thought God would teach me a lesson through RUNNING– but He did.
This article was written by a good friend of mine. She shares her unique, teenage perspective on what it means to love both yourself and others. Her story reminds us that we are loved and because of that we can love others.
Last week I (guest blogger) realized that the way I see myself deeply affects the way I love. True and Godly love starts within yourself (Mark 12:31) – seeing yourself as God sees you. The point of love is not being easy and comfortable. Love is not about you – but that is where it starts!
While on holiday a few weeks ago, I (Riani) received a voice note from Bianca Swart, the chairperson of a ministry called Women of Worth (WOW). I was so excited about being contacted by a complete stranger who heads up a ministry I’ve never even heard of. I’m even more excited about being able to take hands with them and even head down to Bloemfontein for their conference in August.
WOW is only seven months old, which is pretty much the same age as Queen in Gold. It is such a privilege to support each other in this season. God is so faithful in opening doors.
In this article, Bianca shares about finding her worth and trusting in God.
This morning I watched a woman die. She had been stabbed. I was the one who found her. In fact, I heard her screaming just before. A few moments later I was sitting beside her when she gave her last breath.
The journey I’m on
A few weeks ago I asked God what we were journeying on. It didn’t feel like there was anything He was currently teaching me. That Friday a friend and I were planning to go to a worship night at our church. Due to an accident causing really bad traffic, we were more than an half an hour late. I didn’t see the point in going anymore; thankfully he was a little bit more determined.
That night I experienced God’s heart like never before. (I’m not even exaggerating!) He gave me so much compassion for the lost. I’ve never cried for lost people like that night. It was horrible and wonderful all at the same time.
The story of a real pageant queen and a message from her messy past
I am so excited to be sharing this beautiful grace story with you. If there's something I learnt it's that God really desires each one of us to know Him intimately. He also desires to use you right where you are!
In this interview, Mienke opens up about finding Christ and how He's changed her life within the beauty industry.
About the blog
Queen in Gold is a blog for the feminine heart. I hope to inspire other women to stand up in their God-given identity.
My name is Riani.
I love flowers, board games, arty markets, food, dancing, music and spring....