Author: Jennifer Sum

Image for Jesus helps faithful believer uproot lingering shame

Jesus helps faithful believer uproot lingering shame

C was always joyful, caring, and generous, a role model of God’s love to many. Yet she carried an inner sense of shame and guilt, in spite of surrendering all that she had to Jesus. During an unplanned time of prayer counselling, the Holy Spirit led C to the root...

Image for Jesus frees counsellor from malevolence

Jesus frees counsellor from malevolence

E struggled to exude God’s joy, having come from a place of sorrow and self-rejection. As she diligently sought the Holy Spirit’s counsel, God gradually led her on a journey of restoration and to the very root of her self-hatred. E was set free from spiritual bondage and received God’s...

Image for a prayer about bullying

Bullying

It can be a harrowing experience to be the victim of bullying, whether in school, the neighbourhood, at work, or even at home. Verbal, emotional, and physical abuse leave deep imprints on our hearts but we have a choice in terms of how we respond. Will we follow our fleshly...

Image for Jesus shows lawyer way out of severe anxiety 

Jesus shows lawyer way out of severe anxiety 

E felt anxious about many things and found it difficult to focus at work. As she sought God’s counsel during renewal prayer, the Holy Spirit showed E the roots of her anxiety and set her on a new path of renewing her mind and life. Praise God! I shared with...

Image for Repenting of abortion brought new life

Watch: Fiona’s testimony

Fiona asked God for the reason why she hesitated to have children as she fasted and prayed. God revealed that she still carried shame and guilt from the abortion she had in the past and that to Him, abortion is the murder of one of His creations. After Fiona repented...

Image for Is it wise to take control of our lives?

Is it wise to take control of our lives?

As believers, we are meant to deny ourselves and offer our bodies as living sacrifices to God and to obey His will. Letting go of control of our lives to Someone we cannot see, however, feels counter intuitive and even frightening at times – especially when this world extols the...

Image for A prayer about living as an unmarried follower of Christ

Singleness

There are some believers who choose to remain sing…

Image for Practical ways to overcome the temptation to watch porn

12 steps towards freedom from porn

We can all remember the first time we were exposed to sexual content, and it was probably a case of too much too soon – physically, emotionally, and mentally. It is said that “our brain is our largest sex organ” because of the powerful neuro-chemicals involved. These chemicals have the...

Image for Is there hope for narcissistic people?

Is there hope for narcissistic people?

The Bible warns us that narcissism will only increase. People will be “lovers of self, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self–control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure, rather than lovers of God.” As believers, we are called to value...

Image for Jesus clarifies church leader’s spiritual gift

Jesus clarifies church leader’s spiritual gift

J dealt with his conflicting emotions and thoughts by suppressing them, and gradually grew increasingly frustrated with people and angry with God. The Holy Spirt, in His grace, revealed how J was meant to be a kind and loving prophet to bring God’s truth to others and how his childhood...

Image for Responding to racism as followers of Jesus Christ

Responding to racism as followers of Jesus Christ

The book of Revelation repeatedly describes how heaven will be filled with believers from every nation, tribe, and language, all united in worship of Jesus who ransomed them for His Kingdom. By contrast, the picture on earth is quite different. We all have deep divisions and prejudices against one another,...

Image for Jesus shows marketer her hidden motives

Jesus shows marketer her hidden motives

C was unaware of the hidden bitterness and parental wounds that drove her back into a lifestyle of partying and drunkenness whenever she was unhappy. Taught to lie from young, she had also become blind to her own troubled heart until the Holy Spirit revealed the truth during a renewal...

Image for Jesus reveals root of anxieties and eczema to prayer counsellor

Jesus reveals root of anxieties and eczema to prayer counsellor

S constantly felt that something bad was about to happen to her and worried about her future. She doubted God’s goodness, despite having studied the Bible thoroughly and living as a Christian for decades. Her head knowledge of God did not match what was in her heart. All these inner...

Image for Recognising the spiritual significance of blood

Recognising the spiritual significance of blood

Blood transports oxygen and nutrients around the body and helps to remove waste. It regulates our body temperature and helps to fight infections. In short, blood brings life to every cell in our body and cleanses it. We may have been taught to think of blood in biological terms but...

Image for Helping someone that’s trapped in an abusive relationship

Helping someone that’s trapped in an abusive relationship

It can be disturbing to watch a relative or friend being manipulated and abused by their spouse or partner. Such relationships are usually much more complicated than what meets the eye. It is crucial, therefore, that we are not quick to judge or give our opinions. Poor counsel can sometimes...

Image for 6 things that lead to insomnia

6 things that lead to insomnia

The ability to fall asleep naturally so as to give our body the rest it needs; physical, emotional and mental; is something most of us take for granted – until we find ourselves wide awake at odd hours of the night. Ironically, the more anxious we become about getting a...