Thursday, 31 March 2011

Jou geestelike groei hang van jou af

God gebruik Sy Woord, ander mense en moeilike omstandighede om ons meer soos Christus te laat word. God se Woord verskaf die waarheid wat ons moet ken, God se mense verskaf die ondersteuning wat ons nodig het om te groei en moeilike omstandighede verskaf die omgewing waarin ons Christelikheid moet wys. Jy sal meer soos Jesus word wanneer jy God se Woord toepas, gereeld kontak met ander gelowiges het en leer om God in elke situasie te vertrou.

Geestelike volwassenheid gebeur nie oornag nie en is nie gewaarborg nie. Dit is 'n geleidelike ontwikkeling wat toegewydheid en dissipline vereis. (Efesiërs 4:13 NLV). Selfs wanneer jy struikel en val, sal God getrou wees. Solank jy aan jou geestelike groei toegewyd is, sal Hy ook wees!

God is meer oor jou karakter as jou loopbaan begaan omdat jou karakter saam met jou die ewigheid in gaan. Die Bybel sê: '...Moenie julle leefstyl aanpas by die gedragspatrone van hierdie wêreld nie, maar laat God julle omvorm deurdat Hy julle denkpatrone vernuwe. Dan sal julle goed kan onderskei wat Hy wil hê dat julle moet doen, naamlik dit wat werklik goed en aanvaarbaar en volmaak is.' (Romeine 12:2 NLV).

Jy moet elke dag 'n besluit neem en daarop fokus om meer soos Jesus te word. God se inwonende Gees sal jou daarin help.
 ~ Geskryf deur Bob en Debby Gass~ Radio Kansel dagstuk



Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Get over your past

Some of us did not have a wonderful, full of love, protected or safe childhood. For some of us, your childhood brings forth pain and resentment. Maybe hate, rejection and so often aggression. Unsolved issues.

Maybe your father did not buy you a car when you graduated, or paid for studies you desperately wanted. Maybe you did not even have a father that could play and tease you and teach you about the dangers of the world. Maybe no one loved you and told you what a pretty little thing you were and that you are someone’s long awaited princess…

Maybe you sat alone for hours in a tree, all on your own, watching others at play…

That absolute loneliness in your heart is something that you have always hide from the world, secretly nurturing it - without wanting any part of it, the rejection of the world.

And then sadly, as you grew up, stepping into women hood, you still desperately longs for love and acceptance. This is where the enemy of man, steps in, takes advantage of your brokenness, and lure you into things of the world. Things that caused you to sin, to take wrong turns and made bad decisions that ended in miseries, and consequences you still suffer from to this day.

It is then when we want to protect ourselves from further pain, the rejection and abuse that we put on masks. Protection is another word I like to refer to. Shield… if you prefer. It is then when we become someone else. Someone you don’t even like. For so many years you had to fight to get by, to breathe, and to get through the day, to be strong for your family’s sake.

I want to enlighten you, there is a Man, a Man the world once rejected, a Man that died from brokenness and loneliness… and He did that so that you don’t have to live like that anymore. He died so that you can live a life of abundance ~ not just survive... And because He died, you can rid of all your masks. You can start over. Today. You don’t have to pretend anymore. You don’t have to be strong anymore. He came so that you can be free from your past, your wrongs, your shame and guilt. No matter what kind of wrong turn you made. Abortion…? He died for that too. Murder…? He died for that too. Abuse… my friend, that too. Jesus has/is risen – 'cause that means FREEDOM my friend! Mercy and Grace. (my two best friends!)

Today, as you make a new decision to start all over, remember this: You are not your past. Your past must not define you. (And if you stumble today, start again tomorrow because His mercies are new, every day, all over again).

You are precious in His eyes. He made you. You were His idea… do you think that your mistakes and failures comes as a surprise to God? He is GOD for heaven’s sake! He knew you before you were in your mother’s womb – so He knew before-hand what you would be up to, but yet, He still chose to create you… because He loves you…unconditionally.

Friday, 25 March 2011

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Small straws in a soft wind

If you will learn the art of being the gatekeeper of your own soul by setting a watch over your eyes, ears, and mouth, you will be an overcomer in the temple of the Living God. You must learn to stop the intrusion of the enemy at the gate. Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good, says the Lord.

Isaiah 28:5-6 In that day the LORD of hosts will be for a crown of glory and a diadem of beauty to the remnant of His people, for a spirit of justice to him who sits in judgment, and for strength to those who turn back the battle at the gate.
~ by Marsha Burns

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

oh no!

Day 3....of 21

I surrendered my cravings to God... bread, cookies.... sounds familiar ?

so today.... I "un-surrendered" bread and cookies..

Oh God I can be such a looooser.

Monday, 14 March 2011

find me in the river

I want and need to rise above all my bad habits. I need to break free from this  self-destructive cycle that I have allowed in my life. Like Paul said "My spirit is willing but my flesh is weak". 

I want to experience God on a new level, I want to surrender my all - holding nothing back from God. I want to be ashamed of nothing.  I want to be able to face God with a clear conscience.

So today, I officially begin this journey. For the next 21 days I have committed to rewrite negative feelings and thoughts and ideas - addressing my thinking towards permanent progress in any area and stopping the cycle of shame and defeat.  I have had enough. I mean business and I know God is saying... You go girl!  With feverent prayers and petitions I will move forward. I will call unto my God who hears me when I call.  I know it is His desire for me to be fulfilled, to be a conquerer, to be more.
 
What are your cravings? Anything you would like to put under God's control?
Alcohol
Sex
Internet, Facebook, twitter, television
Drugs
Attention
Sympathy
Negative thoughts
Rejection

'find me in the river with my soul laid bare....'
 

Friday, 11 March 2011

Spirit of Prophecy

Your faithfulness goes before you in the spiritual realm to establish the way of favor.  Hindrances have to give way to the light of those who walk upright and go forth with integrity and humility.

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Tuesday, 1 March 2011

The one thing I want from God


The one thing I want from God, the thing I seek most of all, is the privilege of meditating in His Temple, living in His presence every day of my life.
~ Psalm 27:4

Marriage choices

When it comes to your marriage.... EITHER be happy or be RIGHT the choice is yours.....