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Your life depends on God's power

Valley of Dry Bones in Ezekiel 37
Ezekiel’s vision of the valley of dry bones (Ezekiel 37:1-14) came to him after God had directed him to prophesy the rebirth of Israel (jy, jou gesin) in chapter 36. God had just announced, through the prophet, that Israel will be restored to her land in blessing under the leadership of “David, My servant [who] shall be king over them” (Ezekiel 37:24), clearly a reference to the future under Jesus Christ the Messiah, descendant of David (Isaiah 7:14, 9:6-7; Luke 1:31-33). However, this seemed remote in light of Israel’s present condition (your marriage, relationships, finances, illness, hardness of heart, etc).  She was “dead” as a nation, deprived of her land, her king and her Temple. She had been divided and dispersed for so long that unification and restoration seemed impossible. So God gave Ezekiel the vision of the dry bones as sign.
God transported Ezekiel—probably not literally, but in a vision—to a valley full of dry bones and directed him to sp…

Success 4 the upright

He (the Lord) holds success in store for the upright
(decent, honest, moral, upstanding, righteous, honourable, reliable, trustworthy)

~ Prov 2:7

Laws vs Grace

A Famous sheep farm in Australia has no fences. Many people ask why the sheep never run away. The farmer simply answers, “We’ve built a big waterhole in the middle of the farm, and the sheep don’t want to go far from it”. God draws us to Himself and changes us not through laws (fences) but through grace (the waterhole). Laws try to force us to be good, while graces makes us want to be good. Grace means there is nothing we can do that will make God loves us more. And there is nothing we can do that will make Him love us less.

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Vir hierdie jaar 2014....
As jou woorde nie sagter is en jou dade meer liefdevol omdat jy agter Jesus as Heer aanstap nie, dan is jou volg-afstand te groot.
Loop naby genoeg aan die Man van Nasaret dat sy stof gedurig op jou eie voete spat.
Loop naby genoeg aan die Here sodat Sy liefde vir God en mense afgee op jou.
Dan verander jy al hoe meer in die regte Rigting.
Dan volg jy Jesus tot daar tussen al Sy gunsteling mense wat vandag hemelse brood en water benodig.