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What Is In Your Hand? By Zandile Jafta

Women of Reverence welcomes Zandile Jafta as a guest blogger.

Zandile is wife to Liwalam aka Wawa, an elder at Grace Cov Church in Centurion. Together they are blessed with four children, one daughter and three sons. As a family they reside in Centurion, South Africa.

She is an attorney with 18 years post admission experience in different areas of law. Over the years she has worked as a lawyer for various institutions including the Department of Home Affairs, Lawyers for Human Rights, UNHCR, the Road Accident Fund and the Department of Trade & Industry.

Zandile has recently registered her law firm Jafta Z Attorneys INC. She specializes in Immigration law, refugee law, constitutional and administrative law, labour law, personal injury law, consumer law, contract vetting and drafting, civil litigation and regulatory law.

Zandile is a highly focused, confident, dedicated and committed lawyer with a passion for the truth. With the pro bono venture she seeks to uphold and utilize the full strength of the law to help those in need find trust and comfort in the judicial system.

Exodus 4:2 Then the LORD said to him, "What is that in your hand?" "A staff," he replied.

The Lord has called all of us to be his sons and daughters and also invited us as co-workers of the Kingdom, what a privilege to be considered for such a task of making Him known. We are all sent in different places to be His ambassadors, for my husband and I we have been placed in the legal field as lawyers. We have a passion for the Kingdom of God and are soldiers preparing the bride for His second coming.

A time comes in every believer’s life where it is not enough to go to church and receive the word and go to one’s workplace “battlefield” until the next time we are in church again.

We longed to be effective and to impact our community more than just collecting clothes and distributing them to those in need in our rural community back home. We sort the Lord on what we could do to impact our current/ immediate community to make Him known and to bring Him glory but we did not know how we could do. The answer we go came from Exodus 4:2 where we get to listen to the conversation God had with Moses when He was sending Moses to go to Egypt to set His people free. The Lord asked what was in his hand. I do not think Moses considered his staff to be a tool God would use for the purpose He was sending him to do.

The bible has many stories where people used what they had in their hands.

Judges 15: 16 Samson had a fresh jawbone of a donkey which he used to struck down a thousand men;

1 Samuel 17:49 David had his sling and stones to defeat the mighty Philistine champion.

Matthew 14: 13-21 The unnamed boy had his five loaves and two fishes.

Matthew 26:7 The woman had an alabaster jar filled with oil to anoint Jesus.

We all have something in our hands, talents, abilities, possessions, influence, etc. As lawyers, He had already given us the law as the staff in our hands to impact our community.

The Pro bono service that we provide at GraceCov church every first Saturday of the month was born out of that scripture.

What do you have in your hand?

God bless you


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