Monday, 24 November 2014

5 Best reasons why - Our God is an Awesome God!




      God is a Person

My God is a person, in Genesis 1: 26 ‘God said, Let Us [Father, Son, and Holy Spirit] make mankind in Our image, after Our likeness, and let them have complete authority over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the [tame] beasts, and over all of the earth, and over everything that creeps upon the earth.’  So if I am a person God has to be a person too, I believe that God can relate to me because of this verse.  I am made into the image and likeness of my God.

In Psalm 7: 6 (Amp) ‘Arise, O Lord, in Your anger; lift up Yourself against the rage of my enemies; and awaken [and stir up] for me the justice and vindication [that] You have commanded.’  Now it is clear that my God also get angry and He can help us.  A characteristic of the God I love.  Other characteristics are being conscious of what is taking place and He also has joy.

  My God is Immutable

As I think of this word I want to assign it to an Awesome God, my God.  I looked up the meaning of ‘immutable’ and it says that it means something is ‘unable to be changed’ or that the ‘immutable laws of nature’.  Thinking about my Awesome God I decided to incorporate a verse from Psalm 89: 2 (Amp) ‘For I have said, Mercy and loving-kindness shall be built up forever; Your faithfulness will You establish in the very heavens [unchangeable and perpetual].’

Proverbs 12: 28 (Amp) ‘Life is in the way of righteousness (moral and spiritual rectitude in every area and relation), and in its pathway there is no death but immortality (perpetual, eternal life).’

As I believe I am the righteousness of God in Jesus Christ I can stand on these words as I believe in an Awesome God.

My God is Invisible

God is invisible to us because He is a spirit and we cannot see beyond our physical world, we don’t have the ability to see spirit.  Colossians 1: 15 (Amp) ‘[Now] He is the exact likeness of the unseen God [the visible representation of the invisible]; He is the Firstborn of all creation.’  Now as I see it Jesus Christ is God’s firstborn and He is the exact likeness of the ‘invisible God’.   Just because we cannot see God it doesn’t mean He can’t see what we are up to.

      My God is a Good God

‘O taste and see that the Lord [our God] is good!  Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man who trusts and takes refuge in Him.’  Psalm 34: 8 As a Christian I believe in the Goodness of my God, I know that He has good things in store for me.  Proverbs 31: 18 ‘She tastes and sees that her gain from work [with and for God] is good; her lamp goes not out, but it burns on continually through the night [of trouble, privation, or sorrow, warning away fear, doubt and distrust].’  Working hard to maintain a good life I can only do this because I believe my God is Good, I can trust in Him and know that He will protect me and help me when I need it.

        My God is Anthropomorphism

I had to make sure about this word and it states that in Wikipedia this is a personification, is an attribution of human form.  In Exodus 33: 19 – 23 ‘And God said, I will make all My goodness pass before you, and I will proclaim My name, THE LORD, before you; for I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy and loving-kindness on whom I will show mercy and loving-kindness.  But, He said, You cannot see My face, for no man shall see Me and live.  And the Lord said, Behold, there is a place beside Me, and you shall stand upon the rock, and while My glory passes by, I will put you in a cleft of the rock and cover you with my hand until I have passed by.  Then I will take away My hand and you shall see My back; but My face shall not be seen.’  Awesome isn’t it, God said to Moses that He would let Moses see as God walked past him.  Keeping him safe in the cleft.  My word, what an awesome God we serve.



Thursday, 20 November 2014

My God will supply ...



Habakkuk 3 the prayer that Habakkuk prayed, I want to personalize for myself.  Dear Abba Father, “ O Lord, now I have heard your report, and I worship You in awe for the fearful things you are going to do.  In this time of my deep need, begin again to help me, as you did in years gone by.  Show me Your power to save me, in Your wrath, remember mercy.


Lord God I see You moving across the deserts from Mount Sinai, Your brilliant splendor fills the earth and sky;  Your glory fills the heavens, and the earth is full of Your praise!  What a wonderful God YOU ARE!!!!

Lord, Abba Father from Your hands flash rays of brilliant light.  You rejoice in Your awesome power.  Pestilence marches before you; plague follows close behind.  You stop; You stand still for a moment, gazing at the earth.  The You shake the nations, scattering the everlasting mounts and leveling the hills.  Your power is just the same as always!!!  I see the people of Cushan and of Midian in mortal fear.

Abba Father was it in anger, Lord you smote the rivers and parted the sea?  Were You displeased with them?  No, You were sending Your chariots of salvation!  All saw Your power!!!  Then springs burst forth upon the earth at Your command!  The mountains watched and trembled.  Onward  swept the raging water.  The mighty deep cried out, announcing its surrender to the LORD.  The lofty sun and moon began to fade, obscured by brilliance from your arrows and the flashing of your glittering spear.

Lord You marched across the land in awesome anger and trampled down the nations in Your wrath.  You went out to save Your chosen people.  You crushed the head of the wicked and laid bare his bones from head to toe.  You destroyed with their own weapons those who came out like a whirlwind, thinking Israel would be an easy prey.

 Your horsemen marched across the sea; the mighty waters piled high. 16 I tremble when I hear all this; my lips quiver with fear. My legs give way beneath me, and I shake in terror. I will quietly wait for the day of trouble to come upon the people who invade us.

Even though the fig trees are all destroyed, and there is neither blossom left nor fruit; though the olive crops all fail, and the fields lie barren; even if the flocks die in the fields and the cattle barns are empty, yet I will rejoice in the Lord; I will be happy in the God of my salvation.  The Lord God is my strength; He will give me the speed of a deer and bring me safely over the mountains.”

Amen

Monday, 10 November 2014

Awesome Birthday for myself



Thank you and Bless you too!!
 
Colossians 1:9 (Good News Translation)
'We ask God to fill you with the knowledge of His will, with all the wisdom and understanding that His Spirit gives.'

I know it’s bold but I do want to tell you what an awesome Birthday I enjoyed 9 November 2014.  God is great and greatly to be praised.  I received so many beautiful birthday wishes from my friends all over the world and most importantly also from my Brother and Sister-in-law in Australia.  We don’t talk and it sad because we all miss them tremendously.  Thank you for remembering me!!!

The Lord my God has sent me beautiful gifts, my sister bless her heart always buys me the most beautiful gifts.  This year she spoils me with a beautiful watch with white leather straps.  Thank you ‘Kleinsis’.  My children Johan, Odette, Anabelle and Jean bought me a beautiful black genuine leather jack (I have been wishing for one for such a long, long time).  Bless your hearts for fulfilling my hearts desires.  Elsa and Llewellyn thank you for the beautiful towels.  Mommy thank you for phoning me so early in the morning, 04:00 am.  Love you darling. My darling husband bless his heart bought me the perfume I have been nagging him about.  Thank you darling.  My friend Elma, thank you so much for the lovely wall hangings for my lappa.  They will be cherished always.
My friends and family that phoned and wished me on the day, bless each one of You, thank you for the beautiful wishes.  I feel so blessed abundantly, with the knowledge that I am a child of God and God uses all people to bless my life.


To everybody, my Google plus friends thank You so much for the beautiful wishes, my friends on Facebook thank you so much for the beautiful wishes and all my other friends thank you so much.
God bless each one of you richly for the lovely blessings I accept and appreciate each one of them with my whole heart.  Thank You!!

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Perseverance




2 Peter 1:6  New International Version (NIV)

and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness;

I am currently a temp at a company and they are facing changes, the winds of change are rising up some standards for some and not for others.



Listening to them talk about their situation I feel sympathetic towards them but I can also see God’s hand at work in each one’s lives.  The person I really think has persevered is a lady that really went the extra mile and after a number of years she now faces the chance of being promoted.

It is clear to me that she persevered and God saw her heart and realized her dream of being promoted.  How awesome is our God, He promotes each of us as He sees fit.  It sad the others are angry and feeling resentment but they didn’t worry about her while they were moving up in life.  Now it’s through her perseverance that she finally is being rewarded for a job well done.

To describe her I want to refer to the above passage, ‘to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness;’ this is so clear in her live.  She is a person who is self-controlled, she has persevered and she is wearing a garment of godliness.  Praise the Lord for her!

Take a chance on life!



Take a chance on life, love and your future!

It feels like I have missed out so much in my life and that I only recently woke up.  I was always so afraid of taking chances.  Risk seemed to be something I would not consider and it kept me locked up inside.

I met my school boyfriend after an interval in my life of 30 years plus.  I started changing and I started venturing out and taking chances.  My now husband is someone that seems to invite intrigue and wonder in my life.

The wonder of all things in the world and how it’s made and whether I am able to conquer it seems to drive me right now.  The challenge of writing and getting noticed is always so awesome and wonderful to see the number of ‘hits on my personal blog’.  The driving sense of being able to write a couple of spiritual words and my own thoughts and publishing it bring me a satisfaction I cannot explain.



Since I seem to feel so versatile I want to expand as much as possible and of course I was able to secure a temporary position with a company.  I realized the need for baking and I took the opportunity and started baking some cakes which I enjoy decorating.  I have sold a number of my cakes and the orders are still coming in.

Taking chances in my life right now is what I am all about.  The driving force behind me is the fact that I have someone that believes in me, that this man thinks the world of me and always helps me.  I cannot think of one reason why I shouldn’t take chances.

I am alive and my chance to expand is growing each day.  I am a chance taker with great opportunities.

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