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Thursday, 26 March 2015

Teach me Your paths Lord




According to Psalm 25 I want to ask as David asked.  Humbly Lord I come to You, O LORD, I lift u my soul, O my God, in You I trust; let me not be put to shame; let not my enemies exult over me.  Indeed, none who wait for You shall be put to shame; they shall be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous. 

O LORD, make me to know YOUR ways, O LORD; teach me YOUR paths.  Lead me in YOUR truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; for YOU I wait all day long. 

Please LORD, remember Your mercy, O LORD and Your steadfast love, for they have been from of old.  Remember not the sins of my youth or my transgressions; according to Your steadfast love remember me, for the sake of Your goodness, O LORD!

Good and upright is the LORD; therefore He instructs sinners in the way.  He leads the humble in what is right and teaches the humble his way.  All the paths of the LORD are steadfast love and faithfulness, for those who keep his covenant and His testimonies.

For Your name’s sake, O LORD, pardon my guilt, for it is great.  Who is the man who fears the LORD?  Him will he instruct in the way that he should choose.  His soul shall abide in well-being, and his offspring shall inherit the land.  The friendship of the LORD is for those who fear him, and he makes known to them his covenant.

My eyes are ever towards the LORD, for he will pluck my feet out of the net.  Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted.  The troubles of my heart are enlarged; bring me out of my distresses.  Consider my affliction and my trouble, and forgive all my sins.  Consider how many are my foes, and with what violent hatred they hate me.

Oh, guard my soul, and deliver me! Let me not be put to shame, for I take refuge in you.  May integrity and uprightness preserve me, for I wait for YOU.

Redeem Israel, O GOD, out of all his troubles.

Prayer

Abba Father You know who my enemies are, LORD You know who speaks ill of me and who has their knifes in for me.  LORD as I sit here in humble prayer I pray LORD that YOU will protect me from them, the words of maliciousness that are spoken against me.  LORD will You shut them up and keep them off of me.  I pray and ask that YOU will bless me and keep me safe in the Holy Name of the Lord Jesus.  Amen

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

To be alone with God




Mark 4: 34 “He did not speak to them without a parable, but privately to his own disciples he explained everything.”


It is important to grow spiritually and spending time in God’s word has always been part of my daily devotion.  The funny thing is some many things have crept into my own life that I get so busy with this, that and the other.  Because I am constantly busy I must collect my own thoughts, I need to sit down and evaluate my life what is happening all around me, and I don’t always know where I am going so I do need direction.  Then I have to get back to basics.

When I first moved to Witbank in Mpumalanga the most difficult part of my life was being left all alone.  Sitting in a house with just the quiet surrounding me, it was difficult to come to grips with who I am.  

I then realized I needed to pray and ask the Lord my God to please show me the Lords way, to teach me His paths and to guide me in His truths.  I believe that I am saved and that the Lord Jesus Christ is my Savior I need Him in my life.  My prayer is that as the Lord spoke to Isaiah ‘Lord brings me the blind by a way that I don’t know, Lord please lead me in paths that I have not known.  Lord takes this darkness and make light before me, and please make straight the crooked places in my life.’

As I am aging and I don’t have the strength to rush around anymore I need to sit and quietly wait on You Lord God.

I am waiting Lord for You to guide me, to show me and to keep me in Your hands.  In Jesus Christ’s name amen.

Monday, 23 March 2015

Book Review on 'Last Stand at Lighthouse Point.'



Book Review:                                   Last Stand at Lighthouse Point
Author:                                              George Duncan
Personal Quality Rating:                    4           
Reviewer:                                          Yvette van Niekerk (South Africa)

Summary:

This Christian Mystery Novel is written using the setting of the “Wild Duck County”.  The story kicks off with a really tragic and horrific murder which takes place at the “Magnum Point Lighthouse”.  Keeping in mind the News Papers and TV Reports always get involved the story revolves about the Editor Drake Saunders and a Reporter Frank Denton.

Drake Saunders gets involved with a beautiful student who is an agnostic and an interesting turn of events takes place with them.  Frank Denton is a prayer warrior and gets literally back stabbed by fellow Christian – story revolving around the bank in the town makes a number of influential people angry and they turn against Frank.

Another important player in the story is Tiffany and let us not omits the sweet little girl Tracy on the side-line.  The four people mentioned are in a major battle against evil and the ending was magnificent.

Social / Historical Context:

The normal day-to-day living of Christian people living and working with non-Christian people and how the dynamics of being a Christian changes the atmosphere they enter.  It was amazing for me to read how the economic situation touches the lives of people in this book.  I didn’t even realise but Frank Denton for instance spoke into my situation and I could relate to his situation
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The sport and other activities were well used making the story come alive when reading it.  Making it feel so real.

Writing Style:

The writing style to my mind is evocation and some common place.  It narrated a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ and the devil sure received his due.  The writer to my thinking must have a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus. 

The writer knows about the topic he wrote on and it came through the story.   I believe the writer’s point was to make sure that when you read the story you will question your situation.  Where do you find yourself, are you a Christian or not. 

I feel I learned a lot from this story telling, it reminded me of where I find myself in life and that I can always turn back to the Lord in prayer.  There are people interceding for each of us we don’t always know or realise it. 

My Thoughts:

A really good story well thought out and absolutely in my line of thinking.  I identified with some of the people in the story and it made me realise that life isn’t always a bed of roses even in stories or other countries.  The book made me think about my own relationship with the Lord Jesus and I did enjoy the read.  The person or character I really liked despite his one eye was Frank Denton.  I thought if in real life I would easily have made friends with him.

Friday, 20 March 2015

Easter Break Away ... Great fun

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Interesting

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Wednesday, 18 March 2015

My prayer Psalm 91 Amplified Bible


Father God please help me dwell in the secret place of the Most High so that I may remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty [Whose power no foe can withstand].
As the Psalmist states Lord, I will say of the LORD, He is my Refuge and my Fortress, my God; on Him I lean and rely, and in Him I [confidently] trust!
For [then] He will delivery me from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence.
[Then] He will cover me with His pinions, and under His wings shall I trust and find refuge; His truth and His faithfulness are a shield and a buckler.
I shall not be afraid of the terror of the night, nor of the arrow (the evil plots and slanders of the wicked) that flies by day, nor of the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor of the destruction and sudden death that surprise and lay waste at noonday.
A thousand may fall at my side, and ten thousand at my right hand, but it shall not come near me.
Only a spectator shall I be [myself inaccessible in the secret place of the Most High] as I witness the reward of the wicked.
Because I have made the Lord my refuge, and the Most High my dwelling place, there shall no evil befall me, nor any plague or calamity come near my tent.  For He will give His angels [especial] charge over me to accompany and defend and preserve me in all my ways [of obedience and service].
They shall bear me up on their hands, lest I dash my foot against a stone.  I shall tread upon the lion and adder; the young lion and the serpent shall I trample underfoot.
Because I have set my love upon the LORD, therefore will the LORD deliver me; the Lord will set me on high, because I know and understand HIS NAME [has a personal knowledge of God’s mercy, love and kindness – trusts and relies on the LORD, knowing that the LORD will never forsake me, no never].
I shall call upon the LORD, and the LORD will answer me, The LORD will be with me in trouble, The LORD will deliver me and honor me.  With long life will the LORD satisfy me and show me THE LORD’s salvation.

Amen