Cup of Faith is an award-winning South African online network for Christian women. Our platform is designed to share, inspire and encourage fellow Christian women through podcasts, blog posts, community reading plans, product reviews and much more!
Read daily stories shared by our talented contributors from all around the world, that will leave you feeling inspired and encouraged to face the day.
Our podcast focuses on sharing a very relatable look at faith, with the hope that our members can share, support and encourage one another.
Inspired by my own faith journey, I dreamt up the idea of Cup of Faith one morning, while sitting out on my deck, reading the Bible and sipping on tea. Realizing the impact that this habit had on my day, I wanted to create a platform where women could come to have their own cups filled.
My walk with faith started at a very young age. In fact, it started right from the time they placed me in an incubator following my birth. My gran tells me that she prayed over my incubator for the entire night and her and God had some serious chats about the life I’d lead.
My gran is a big inspiration to me. While she can rattle off verses until she turns blue in the face, the real beauty of her relationship with God is her love for Him – it’s so pure, raw and contagious that I can’t help but want to know Him more! To me, that’s the true testimony of Faith. Love God so much that others want to get to know Him too.
My grandparents are Christian missionaries who have travelled most of South Africa, England, Egypt, and Brazil. I have been really blessed in the sense that my gran encouraged and taught me about God in the most sincere and genuine of ways. I’d wake up on a Saturday morning to my granny singing loudly, while making me scrambled eggs and in between the songs, I’d hear her talking to God so frankly that I’d often think she were talking to my oups. I’d roll my eyes when she’d laugh hysterically and tell me, “oh Megan, God has such a good sense of humour. You know, your Oups really didn’t want to do this but God had other plans.” and then she’d laugh more. She’d marvel in plot twists, always taking it in her stride that this is God’s plan. But it wasn’t until my early twenties, that I wanted to forge my own relationship with Our Father.
My big God moment was during the birth of my first son. I was exhausted, things weren’t going as planned and well… I had never felt weaker. The doctors wanted to intervene, but I wasn’t having any of that, so I asked to go to the bathroom where I stood and called to God for strength. 30 minutes later, I was holding my newborn son surrounded by 4 doctors who didn’t believe I was ready to give birth. My birth was an experience like no other, and God’s presence could not be ignored.
It’s only recently that I’ve realised that my upbringing taught me to parrot-learn The Bible, but the more I explore faith on my own terms by really digging into The Bible, the more I’m in awe of God and His hand in my life which has encouraged me to seek Him, learn His word and share this journey with you.
Cup of Faith aspires to be an online community by women for women. No matter who you are, where you are from or where you are going, we want to share your stories.