Monday, 13 December 2010

Can u feel it?

Can u sense the excitement in the air about the coming holidays and all the festivities that surrounds Christmas?

Are you just like me, anxiously awaiting the expression on your loved ones faces when they are about to open their present?

I often wonder if God feels the same way … whether we are just as excited about the ‘Christmas Gift’ He gave us…

I am sure He yearns for us to tell Him that we marvel about the Gift He so graciously gave us…

Thank you Abba Father, for my gift, Your Son Jesus.

Monday, 6 December 2010

The Birth of Jesus Christ

For me, December is the best month of the whole year ... and this has little to do with the fact that we normally set time aside to go on holiday. Yes that too, but for us; we celebrate the birth of our King, Jesus Christ. 

We do not complicate the joyous celebrations in our hearts by pondering on the fact that Jesus was not born in December. Our family CELEBRATE the fact that Jesus Christ was BORN.  So that you and I may spend an eternity with HIM.

My God, My God ... it must have been a marvel to see the birth of Your very Own.


Monday, 29 November 2010

Prophesy!

Ezekiel 37: 3-7
Then He said to me, “Prophesy to these bones and say to them, ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the LORD!  This is what the Sovereign LORD says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life. I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin; I will put breath in you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the LORD.’”

So I prophesied as I was commanded.!

I declare:
Me and my house shall serve the Lord!
Both my children shall serve the Lord; one will write & the other will speak of His goodness!
He has annointed me to spread the Gospel!
He has called me to be a Restorer!
My cup runneth over!
His goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life!
No weapon formed against me shall prosper!
Every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess that Jesus is Lord!

Lord I shall speak, confess, confirm and declareYour words.
In Jesus Name.

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Autopsy Report


If you were to be killed for your faith... will there be enough evidence for you to be killed?

This much

For GOD (=Father +Holy Spiril +Jesus) sooo loved the world that He send His only begotten Son to die on a cross so you & I may live!


yeah... that much...

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

a Staggering Love Story

I want to share with you a scripture that always seems to amaze me, now matter how many times I read it:
The story about when Adam and Eve fell from grace.

When they ran off and hid in the bushes, God came looking for them. He called to Adam, “where are you?” Genesis 3:9

Even in their wrong God still pursued them. Though we betrayed Him and fell into the hands of the Evil One, God did not abandon us. God has been rescuing His children from the beginning. God is looking for a people who will turn to Him from the heart, be His intimate allies once more.

I long to be gracious to you. You are precious and honoured in My sight, because I love you. But you are the offspring of adulterers. You have made your bed on a high and lofty hill, forsaking me, you uncovered your bed, you climbed into it and opened it wide. You have been false to Me.

I remember the devotion of your youth, how as a bride you loved me… What fault did you find in Me that you strayed so far from Me? …I have loved you with an everlasting love, I have drawn you with loving kindness. What have I done to make you hate Me so much (Isaiah)

God loves us so much. He is filled with the jealousy of a wounded lover.

I will give them a heart to know Me, that I am the Lord. They will be my people and I will be their God, for they will return to Me with all their heart (Jeremiah 24:7)

God created us in freedom to be His intimate allies and He will not give up on us. He seeks His allies still. Not religion. Not good church people. Lovers. Allies.

The Son of Man … came to give His life as a ransom for many (Matthew 20:28)


Monday, 15 November 2010

My Child

You may not know me, but I know everything about you.

I know when you sit down and when you rise up. I am familiar with all your ways. Even the very hairs on your head are numbered. For you were made in my image. In me you live and move and have your being. For you are my offspring.

I knew you even before you were conceived. I chose you when I planned creation. You were not a mistake, for all your days are written in my book. I determined the exact time of your birth and where you would live. You are fearfully and wonderfully made. I knit you together in your mother's womb. And brought you forth on the day you were born.

I have been misrepresented by those who don't know me. I am not distant and angry, it is my desire to lavish my love on you. Simply because you are my child and I am your Father. I offer you more than your earthly father ever could.

For I am the perfect father.

Every good gift that you receive comes from my hand. For I am your provider and I meet all your needs. My plan for your future has always been filled with hope. Because I love you with an everlasting love.

My thoughts toward you are countless as the sand on the seashore. And I rejoice over you with singing. I will never stop doing good to you. For you are my treasured possession. I desire to establish you with all my heart and all my soul. And I want to show you great and marvelous things. If you seek me with all your heart, you will find me. Delight in me and I will give you the desires of your heart. For it is I who gave you those desires. I am able to do more for you than you could possibly imagine. For I am your greatest encourager.

I am also the Father who comforts you in all your troubles. When you are brokenhearted, I am close to you.
As a shepherd carries a lamb,  I have carried you close to my heart. One day I will wipe away every tear from your eyes. And I'll take away all the pain you have suffered on this earth.
I am your Father, and I love you  even as I love my son, Jesus. For in Jesus, my love for you is revealed. He is the exact representation of my being.

He came to demonstrate that I am for you, not against you.  And to tell you that I am not counting your sins.

Jesus died so that you and I could be reconciled. His death was the ultimate expression of my love for you.
I gave up everything I loved that I might gain your love.

If you receive the gift of my son Jesus, you receive me. And nothing will ever separate you from my love again.

Come home and I'll throw the biggest party heaven has ever seen.
I have always been Father, and will always be Father.

My question is... Will you be My child?
I am waiting for you..

Friday, 5 November 2010

Picture Perfect !

Someone send me this picture and I just had to share it with you.

Face-It !

A new Face
A combined effort
A whole new concept
A brand new beginning
A fabulous womens-ministry

Dauthers of the King and Restoration Ministries are joing hands and with God's endless grace & mercy and loving Helping Hand, a brand spanking new Womens Ministry is on the arising....

Face - It!

God is calling !
A new sound from Heaven.
A Sound
A Song
'Arise My Beloved Bride, Arise'

The time has come for His Bride to ARISE...
To take a stand
To shake the dust from their feet...
To leave the past where it belongs...
To take charge of their 'today'
To not worry over tomorrow
To settle the scores
To face the enemy
To stand in faith
To hold on to Him
To rejoice with singing and dancing
To love Him forever.

Together with His daughters, we will take hands, we will arise, we will learn together, we will study the scriptures, we wil reach out to the poor, heal the sick and the lame, spread the Holy Gospel, declare victories over battles...

We will also talk about girly-stuff. Movies, music, books, make-up, clothes, relationships.... and your ultimate calling.  Your reason for being...

Look out for a whole new blog, face book page etc for Face-It! You will be able to follow us on twitter. We will pretty much be every-where!

We will launch Face-It in March 2011 with a Fiesta and we will commence with the workshop in April 2011.

... not to be missed...

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Your Faith Walk

Stop going to work to be fed. You didn't come to receive, you came to give.

Don't come to work to have personal relationships.
Don't expect to be appreciated. Your only expectation should be to get a paycheck.
Do your job well, but remember your mission; God put you there to be a Light.

Seek opportunities to change the atmosphere without commenting on the problems.
You have a God to talk to. You are on an assignment.
Quietness and competence shall be your strength.

Don't let your environment get inside of you.
You should influence it, not let it influence you.

Increase your capacity to work with different personalities.
God will often bless you through people you don't even like!

Don't allow what you do to affect who you are.

Remember, where you are does not define where you are going. This will deliver you from frustration.

God has a plan for your life. Keep your eye on the prize.
When Peter did this, he was able to walk in what other people sank in!

Get the optimum results with minimal confusion.
Be effective without making the environment worse.

Don't be associated with one group or clique. Labels limit your usefulness.
God wants you to work with everybody but be labeled by nobody.

Use all your gifts.

(By: T.D. Jakes)

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Window of opportunities

When God opens a new window of opportunity, why is it that we so often, instead of grabbing the opportunity with both hands, we often miss it! 

Because we are scared. Uncertain.  
We 'back-track' a little...
Wondering if this is from God?
Doubting God, doubting ourselves.
Fast & Pray for days again for an answer, forgetting that you have already been fasting and praying ...

Is it maybe to big to grasp?
Too good to be true?

Surely then this must be true ...'coz we serve a Mighty God... who Himself dreams 'big, 2 good to be true dreams' for us...

He is the type of God that wants to give the very best, and the biggest to us, His beloved ones. Us. You and me.

We have yet to learn to embrace Him. His goodness. His mercy.


Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Stop & Ponder

Warning to Israel
At the end of seven days the word of the LORD came to me: "Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me. When I say to a wicked man, 'You will surely die,' and you do not warn him or speak out to dissuade him from his evil ways in order to save his life, that wicked man will die for his sin, and I will hold you accountable for his blood. But if you do warn the wicked man and he does not turn from his wickedness or from his evil ways, he will die for his sin; but you will have saved yourself.

"Again, when a righteous man turns from his righteousness and does evil, and I put a stumbling block before him, he will die. Since you did not warn him, he will die for his sin. The righteous things he did will not be remembered, and I will hold you accountable for his blood. But if you do warn the righteous man not to sin and he does not sin, he will surely live because he took warning, and you will have saved yourself."
Ezekie 3:16-21

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

A Blessing to you

"Then the Lord spoke to Moses saying, 'Speak to Aaron and his sons, saying, "Thus you shall bless the sons of Israel. You shall say to them:

The Lord bless you, and keep you;
The Lord make His face shine on you,
And be gracious to you;
The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace!

Numbers 6:22-27:

Thursday, 30 September 2010

KING of Glory


Lift up your heads, O you gates;
be lifted up, you ancient doors,
that the King of glory may come in.
Psalm 24:7


Pray...untill...

Then He said to me, "Prophesy to these bones and say to them, 'Dry bones, hear the word of the LORD!  This is what the Sovereign LORD says to these bones: I will make breath [a] enter you, and you will come to life.  I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin; I will put breath in you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the LORD.'  Ezekiel 37:4-6

With Opened Eyes

I so often look with my worldly eyes to my life, my circumstances.  Sometimes all I see is the lack, my unsolved problems, my uncomfortable situations, my battles. Even after so many years of following Jesus, I still need to make an effort at times to focus only on Him.  To look at things from a different view.... His view.

Knowing the constant battles, it is my prayer for you in this hour, that you will look at your circumstances, with different eys.  May God open your eyes so that you may see Him in everything.

2 Kings 6:16-17
"Don't be afraid," the prophet answered. "Those who are with us are more than those who are with them."
And Elisha prayed, "O LORD, open his eyes so he may see." Then the LORD opened the servant's eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.

Monday, 27 September 2010

Prepare the way for the Lord

"I will send my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way"
"a voice of one calling in the desert, 'Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.'
Mark 1:1-3

What exactly does this scripture mean... Prepare the way for the Lord.

*  Where do I fit in?
*  Is it expected of me, to do anything?
*  What do I need to do, to Prepare the way?

I read this scripture this morning again and suddenly it just hit me.... "Prepare the way for the Lord"
and suddenly I am not sure whether I am doing the right thing or not. Am I doing in what I am doing, preparing the way or am I just busy....

Is it to spread the Gospel
Announcing Jesus has risen
Confess your sins
Is it to love thy neighbours
To look after the poor and feed the hungry
or to just spend hours and hours in prayer
live a godly life
loving the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit?

Maybe this will shed some light on these questions

What does it mean to 'prepare the way'? It means to create a favorable environment or to make it easy for one to come to you and operate in your life. Let's take a look at Luke 3:4-5, "As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways shall be made smooth." Apparently, John the baptist was creating a favorable environment and making it easy for Jesus to enter into and operate in the lives of the people.

How did John 'prepare the way'?

We are clearly told that John was sent to 'prepare the way' for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ (Mark 1:2-3), but what exactly did he do in preparing the way? In Luke 3:3-4, we are told, "And he came into all the country about Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins; As it is written in the book of the words of Esaias the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight." Also in Matthew 3:1-3, "In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea, And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."

So how did the people cooperate with John in preparing the way for Jesus? They confessed their sins and were baptized as a sign that they have turned from their sins, as Matthew 3:6 tells us, "And were baptized of him in Jordan, confessing their sins."

Is it this easy?
If it is, why do we then make it so complicated?

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

At His feet...again & again


















Father, please 4give me 4 I have sinned, again..
4give me 4 my lack of faith
4give me 4 my rebellious heart
4give me 4 for hardening my heart against You
4give me 4 blaming You
4give me 4 not trusting You

In Jesus Name I pray
Amen

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Ek het beheer verloor!

Ek het onlangs ‘n artikel gelees en beself eks dieper in die ‘ding’ in as wat ek gedink het ek is.
Jeb Magruder, 'n raadgewer vir president Richard Nixon, het aan die Senaatskomitee van Ondersoek gesê: , 'Ons het onsself gebluf deur te dink ons was nie met iets onwettig besig nie. Teen die tyd wat ons wél onwettige dinge gedoen het, het ons reeds beheer verloor.'
Ek het myself gebluf deur te dink ek is nie met sonde besig nie.... Ek was moeg om vir alles in geloof voor te staan. Ek het in opstand gekom omdat dinge nie ‘vir my ook net kan gebeur nie’. Hoekom moes ek altyd bid vir alles? Vir vrede in my huis. Vir guns vir ‘n nuwe werk sodat ek vryliker finansieël kan asem haal. Ek is ‘op gebid’ vir ‘n deurbraak as my kind iets benodig of op ’n kamp wil gaan. Hoekom Here moet ek altyd vir geld vra? Hoekom kan ek nie net ‘hê’ nie. Ek voel soos ‘n bedelaar. Altyd bakhand. Waar is my trots? Het ek nog so iets? As ek na die Here toe gaan die laaste tyd voel ek nes ‘n bedelaar .....
Ek was moeg om die enigste een te wees wat heilig probeer leef. Ek was moeg of altyd die alien te wees. Ek wou ook bietjie geliefd en aanvaar voel deur mense om my. Net een keer!  Is dit so verkeerd?? Ja... Want ek het begin kompromeë aangaan, en als boonop geregverdig. Ek het my gewete opsetlik onderdruk en as gevolg daarvan het my geloof skipbreuk gely. Ek het beheer verloor. My gewete is in ‘n slegte toestand.
Iemand het gesé jou gewete is soos ‘n bewegingsverklikker...

Ek het die Here gefaal.

Monday, 30 August 2010

Help me forgive

Help Me Forgive


When rage and fury overwhelm my heart,
It’s time to look to God’s own Holy Word.
I search the Bible for His good advice;
My will to His commands must be deferred.

In Romans God reveals His love for me;
In all things God works only for my good;
He gives me blessings I can’t understand;
I’d be peaceful if I’d do the things I should.

Jesus forgave so much; why then can’t I?
I want to mold my life after His own.
I pray, I try, but my sinful nature wins;
Lord, help me, I can’t do this thing alone.

In Colossians, I read about the peace of Christ;
Oh, how I long to feel it in my heart.
All I have to do is to forgive,
But Lord, it seems I don’t know where to start.

I need to walk a mile in the other’s shoes;
They’re doing what they think they have to do.
I know some problems are blessings in disguise,
But Lord, sometimes I feel so doggone blue.

Ephesians says "forgive as the Lord forgave you;
Get rid of anger and every form of malice."
I’d love to just let go and release it all,
But upon my heart is a wound that’s become a callus.

I’ll keep praying, trying, Lord, no matter what;
I’m determined to let go and relinquish blame;
Some day, I’ll say, and be truly sincere:
"I forgive it all in Jesus’ precious name."

(Romans 8:28, Colossians 3:13, Ephesians 4:31)
By Joanna Fuchs

A Poem

I’m Trying, But…


I’m trying, but…
what I want to do,
I don’t do enough of,
and what I don’t want to do,
I do too much of.
I know the rules for a Christian life,
according to the Bible,
and I’m trying; I really am, but…
heaven and eternity seem so far away,
and the rampantly materialistic world
presses in so close
from every direction, every side,
that I get distracted.

Focus, focus, focus!
I need to focus, laser-like
on a simple, God-centered life.
Do I really need
to make that frivolous purchase,
instead of giving the money
to someone who needs it
so much more than I do?
Can I watch that TV show,
read that book, listen to that song
that contains (and promotes!)
even a little bit
of what the Bible forbids,
without being corrupted?
Do I do enough
to love and help and encourage others?
Pride always hovers,
eagerly waiting
to subdue and conquer humility,
so I think too much of myself.
I know the rules;
the Bible makes everything clear.
Forgive me, Lord;
I’m trying, but…
(Romans 7:15, Matthew 6:19, Matthew 22:39, Philippians 4:8)
By Joanna Fuchs

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

A Praying Man















The most beautiful sight in the whole wide world... that of a man praying!
Especially my man... in holy communion with his Father.

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Faith, tried & Tested




a crown... fit for a queen
a queen... loved by the King
a King... who honoured her faith
a faith...that saved a nation

Friday, 20 August 2010

The Psalmist and I

Hide your face from my sins
and blot out all my iniquity.

Create in me a pure heart, O God,
and renew a steadfast spirit within me.

Do not cast me from your presence
or take your Holy Spirit from me.

Restore to me the joy of your salvation
and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.
Psalm 51:10-12
 
A psalm that goes wayyyy back with me...
It has brought me through so many trials & tribulations in my past ... & my present - I have literally spend hours and hours reading, meditating, quoting, praying and crying over these few precious scriptures. Holding on to them, for my life depended on it....
 
...if only this psalmist could know how the words that flew from his pen has touched my broken spirit in so many ways, so many times...

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Here!

Here ek het vanaand weer een van U kinders se getuienis gelees.... 'n stukkie storie van 'n deel van 'n vrou...'n vrou nes ek - en met daardie 'amper unreal intieme storie' in my hart voel ek so ver van U af Here - ek voel so lou-erig.  So flou-erig.  As ek dink aan haar unfailing liefde vir U, haar kinderlike geloof in U, haar belewenisse saam met U, haar ervarings dan voel ek half af, soos sout wat laf geword het, selfs jaloers (askies Here!) omdat ek nog nie daardie maat van intimiteit al ooit beleef het wat ek in haar woorde ondervind nie. Sy praat van dinge wat ek nog nie eens van gehoor het nie Here.  Van haar ander ervaringe van U in soveel diversiele aardse omstandighede... droom ek ook van Vader. Ek wil U van nog nader leer ken, ek wil van vooraf begin Abba!  Ek wil U op elke level ontmoet en ken.  Here my hart roep uit na U vanaand.... RAAAAAK my net weer van vooraf aan. Op 'n wyse wat my omruk. Onderstebo.  Intens. Ontnugterend. Diep. Intiem... Openbarend.

Ek het U lief. Vir altyd. Met alles in my.

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Falling In-&-Out of Love

I still remember the butterflies in my stomach the day I realized I fell head-over-heels in love with Jesus. Shortly after I gave my heart to Jesus, I learned the importance of waking up in the waking of the dawn, spending hours and hours in prayer, pouring out my heart .... It felt like I just fell deeper and deeper in love with Jesus the more I spend time with Him. I could spent days on end reading the bible and thinking about Jesus, talking to Him…

Then as time went by a couple of years later, I realized one day…”I am not “in-love” anymore.

Why?? Is it like being married? At first you met Mr. Right and you fall madly in love with him. You spend hours and hours, days, in each other’s company, you share grief and laughter. If things are working out you get engaged, your marry him …  Eventually you have children together ... then life happens!  Untill one day you realize …. You are in not “in love” anymore.

In-Love

The difference between then and now is; You now love your man deeply. Intensely. Vigorously. Immensely. Don't you?

Do I love Jesus Intensely, Vigorously, Immensely?   Do I?

I honestly do!

But why, why is it sometimes such an effort to set time aside with The Man I love the most? Why is it so hard to stay dedicated and focused and true to Him; He who died for me? Why do I find it so easy to still sin?

Why is it so easy to fall “out of love”….

Is that what it is?
Am I the only one? Is it just me?
I don’t want to live a ‘roller-coaster’ life.!

I love being in-love. I loved every minute of being in love with Jesus!! I want to be in love. I need to be in love.

With Jesus, my Saviour

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Compromise

One of the very first things God taught me was to not compromise at all. I really took this by heart and stood firm in my daily walk for a couple of years.
Then one day I realised that I was dangerously close to the edge when it comes to compromising but... I didn’t take the thought seriously. It was one tiny little thing and I had a very ‘good excuse’.

After that one specific incident I often felt the gentle conviction of the Holy Spirit, but still chose to ignore it.

Until yesterday afternoon!

God showed me, very clearly, what I was busy doing and that I was heading for a fall....I felt a cold numbness as I realised on what and where I started to compromise on.

That is a very dangerous place to be.

It (compromise) caused me to become ‘cold hearted’ towards other important things and people in my life and also most certainly towards certain areas in my spiritual life. Things I considered dearly and very important. I never realised that to compromise will cause a distance between me and God. I never realised that I would quite easily fall back on past paths... paths that I never dared to trample upon ever again. 

To compromise, no matter how small or how insignificant - will eventually cause you to become luke warm.... and eventually stone cold.... and eventually .... death.

Do not tolerate a compromising spirit at all my friend ! It's just not worth it.

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Faded dreams

The dream that is in you heart.... maybe it is the very same dream that you dreamed when you were just a little girl, the one you imagined in front of the mirror, the one you spend hours in the tree, day-dreaming about... what happened to it?

Why are you not fulfilling that very same dream? Maybe it changed over the years, or a new dream found its resting place in your heart.. it doesn't really matter. What matter is why aren't you still chasing your dreams or even better yet, living your dream?

If you can still remember that dream, it's not dead yet, and there is still a very good chance that you have enough gusto within you to blow life in it!

Don't let your circumstances, whether it's your marriage, your children, your car - even the lack of having a car, your day job, your low self-esteem or even your bank balance, hold you back.

Take a chance... take action, take a step in faith, and dream again, breath it.... live it  !!! 

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