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Endurance

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Endurance is native to those who love, for to truly love is to continue to love under all circumstances.  Man's natural love is often an exchange, a mutual giving and receiving; BUT God's true holy love will give when there is no exchange, because it does not require reward and is not motivated by gifts.
Love gives because it is its nature to give and so is not a respector of persons nor conditions.  "A Friend loveth at all times", and because He does, He endures.  He endures hardship, pain, privation, poverty, weariness, misunderstanding, and sacrifice of personal wishes and needs.  He endures.  He continues to give and continues to love giving, and in so doing he is preserved in the day of adveristy.
He is preserved from doubts, fears, and questionings.  He is protected against discouragement.  He is strengthened in weakness and sustained in trouble.  He is invincible.  And love is his sustaining force.  He endures, for he sees Him who is invisible... Him who is the…

Nogtans sal ek U dien

Stuur U lig en U waarheid dat die my lei en my bring na U heilige berg, na U woning! Laat my ingaan na die altaar van God, die God oor wie ek jubel en juig, dat ek U kan loof met die lier, o God, my God!
Ps 43:3,4

Hoe seer is weer-seer Here?

Ek weet nie hoe om die seer in my vandag te hanteer nie Here.  Dit voel opnuut asof die seer in my hart oopgeruk is.  Here hoekom maak dit gister se seer dan nou weer opnuut wakker... Was dit al die tyd net steke in my hart gewees?  Ek het gedink, geglo! dat ek ok is, dat die wonde geheel het!  Het dit dan nie Here? Het ek myself net gebluf al die tyd en als net onderdruk?

Here, hierdie ding is vir my net te swaar vandag... My ingewande is lam... geskok... teleurgesteld.

Weer...

Ek kan my trane nie inhou nie, ek probeer maar sukkel want dit voel asof 'n damwal binne-in my wil oopbreuk.  Maak my verstaan Here, my hart en verstand moet die ding verstaan !!  My selfbeeld hang aan 'n draadjie of verbeel ek my daaroor dan nou ook... is daar nog 'n draadjie - erens.  Ek kan nie Here.

...'Refiners Fire....'

Hoe tel ek my kop op na vandag? Hoe face ek ... hierdie dinge?
Wat nou?  Here, my hele wese roep uit na U om my op te tel, eenkant toe weg te dra...
Ek wil in vlees rea…

Here, ek verstaan nie!

Here ek verstaan dit nie, my mense hart is in die pad... U is die Lig, die Waarheid, Here vandag, skyn dit asb op my hart sodat ek nog 'n paar dinge kan verstaan! Here, U is die belangrikste Mens, Vriend, Wese, Persoon in my lewe.  Dit, weet U is werklik die waarheid. 'n Feit.  Ek wil regtig nie sonder U lewe nie.  Ek kan nie my lewe indink sonder U nie.  U is alles wat ek nodig het.  My hele lewe draai om U.  Ek wil U lief he en aanbid en bewonder en mee dans en gesels en tyd mee spandeer ..!
Waarom dan Here, gebeur dit dat ek - al is dit hoe min kere - vergeet om U heel eerste in die oggend te groet.??  Hoekom kan ek nog so maklik vasgevang raak in dinge van die wereld.  Stupid dinge Here, goed wat nie eens vir my belangrik is nie.  Wat gaan in my hart aan dat ek soms nog eerder wil lelik wees en terug skinder.  Of net soms, met alles in my, iemand wil terug slegse?

Ek wil nie so wees nie Here van my lewe.  Ek wil net goed wees en goed doen en U behaag, met my gedrag en met…

StepUp-StepIn

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A new journey for both Restoration and StepUp-StepIn.
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A Word…

Be men of courage

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Live your Life

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The Dogwood Tree

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Here is a small reminder of what happened on Good Friday long ago. The dogwood was the tree chosen to construct the Cross that would be used to take the body of Jesus. Even though His body may have been taken from this earth, His spirit remains and every spring we are blessed with a reminder of the events that unfolded on that fateful weekend. The blooms often appear in the shape of a Cross with holes in the tips of the pedals signifying the nails that were driven into the Cross. If you look closely at these holes you can notice a faint red stain representing the Blood. In the center you will find a green bloom symbolizing the crown of thorns placed on the head of Jesus. The dogwood is more than a tree…it is a representation of life. With every spring we are reminded of what God did for us and given the chance to be reborn and start a new life as “children of God”. (John 3:1)

Adventure in August

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How adventurous are you?

What do you do for fun? I mean wild, exciting, out-of-the-box-activities? River-rafting, night trails, bungee jumping, abseiling, mountain climbing…
Exciting, adrenalin rush thingzzzz......
Or are you also like most of us, spending time indoors, hardly appreciating God’s creations… Have you ever thought about it… that all the breathtaking waterfalls, the majestic mountains, marvelous sunsets, magnificent animals and all the beauty that surrounds us, were also created for us, God’s beloved children, to enjoy.
Why have we become so accustomed to all that is around us, that we hardly ever stop to enjoy birds bathing in a small water pool, or a bug trying to hold on to a leaf for dear life... that we have lost focus, that we only strive to make a living instead of enjoying the journey whilst making a living…
If your life consists of work, home, feeding the hungry at home and no fun, no play, you will stagnate - you then only live, barely but you do... breathe .... what a…

Seasons in September

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Old Seasons… New Seasons
How do you prepare yourself for the seasons in your life?
Do you zealously await every new season that is about to bloom in your life or are you so desperately lynching on to the past, the known, the familiar, that you barely embrace the new…
A season represents … A new beginning A fresh start A second chance A time to move on The birth of something new Hope Life Dreams
A new season also means the previous season ended It’s time to leave the old behind To close the door on yesterday’s hurts The issues The sorrows The pain & grief The relationships & friendships that died Forgive








Leave the rotting cow in the ditch and move on...

Overwhelmed in October

A psalm of David. A petition. Ps38:1-22
O LORD, do not rebuke me in your anger or discipline me in your wrath. For your arrows have pierced me, and your hand has come down upon me.
Because of your wrath there is no health in my body; my bones have no soundness because of my sin. My guilt has overwhelmed me like a burden too heavy to bear.
My wounds fester and are loathsome because of my sinful folly. I am bowed down and brought very low; all day long I go about mourning.
My back is filled with searing pain; there is no health in my body. I am feeble and utterly crushed; I groan in anguish of heart.
All my longings lie open before you, O Lord; my sighing is not hidden from you. My heart pounds, my strength fails me; even the light has gone from my eyes.
My friends and companions avoid me because of my wounds; my neighbors stay far away. Those who seek my life set their traps, those who would harm me talk of my ruin;
all day long they plot deception. I am like a deaf man, who cannot hear, …

New in November

Israel's Restoration

Amos 9:11-15

"In that day I will restore
David's fallen tent.
I will repair its broken places,
restore its ruins,
and build it as it used to be,
so that they may possess the remnant of Edom
and all the nations that bear my name, "
declares the LORD, who will do these things.

"The days are coming," declares the LORD,
"when the reaper will be overtaken by the plowman
and the planter by the one treading grapes.

New wine will drip from the mountains
and flow from all the hills.
I will bring back my exiled [g] people Israel;
they will rebuild the ruined cities and live in them.
They will plant vineyards and drink their wine;
they will make gardens and eat their fruit.
I will plant Israel in their own land,
never again to be uprooted
from the land I have given them,"
says the LORD your God.

Dew in December

Song of Solomon 5:2

Beloved
I slept but my heart was awake.
Listen! My lover is knocking:
"Open to me, my sister, my darling,
my dove, my flawless one.
My head is drenched with dew,
my hair with the dampness of the night."

Isaiah 18:4

This is what the LORD says to me:
"I will remain quiet and will look on from my dwelling place,
like shimmering heat in the sunshine,
like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest."

a place called Gethsemane

"He went away a second time and prayed, "My Father, if it is not possible for this cup to be taken away unless I drink it, may Your will be done."  -Matthew 26:42
This was a 'mountain' that Jesus had to climb.  He also looked at His 'mountain', knowing how difficult it would be, how absolutely high it is and what He has to go through to get to the top.
But He also knew that the view would be worth it, since He has seen it through His Father's eyes.
You and I are the reason, Jesus cried out in agony to His Father... knowing that He had to die so that we can spend an eternity with Him...
Thank you Jesus for what You have done in order 4 me to, not only spend an eternity with You, but to intimately know You and have a close relationship with You. You are worthy to be praised.

Testimonies

Liewe Liewe Suzette**************

Ek het op jou blog afgekom via FAce Book Ek het jou blog gelees en bietjie daardeur geblaai, jy, laat my aan myself dink. Ek het diep seergekry my hele lewe lank, en ek weet nie hoe om dit aan mense oor te vertel wat God vir my gedoen het. Dit is so onbeskryflik dat ek te min woorde het om dit te vertel.

Ek is 15 jaar gekei en moes my dogter alleen grootmaak en dit was moeilik gewees, die pa wou nie onderhoud betaal tot die skeisaak afgehandel was nie. Die skeisaak het 2 jaar geduur omrede hy gestry het oor die bedrag wat hy sou moes betaal elke maand. Ek het 3 werke gehad om kop bo water te hou. Min het ek eintlik geweet dat Jesus my gedra het in daardie tyd. My hartseer en verdriet was so erg gewees dat ek nie agtergekom het dat Jesus my dra nie.

Ek het weer iemand ontmoet en het 'n seuntjie by hom. Maar dinge het weereens nie uitgewerk nie. Seun is nou 8 jaar oud en op die oomblik leef ons net op God se genade. Ek doen ook websites maar besigh…

Be still...

Be still and know that I am God...


Men Under Construction

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