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Whooooooo Ohoooooo [Daily Devotional]

I completed the writing of my book.  Please pray for me to find the right publisher to publish and I pray the Lord will bless this book and bless the lives of the people who read it.  Holy Spirit please guide me



Be Grateful .... [Jesus thank you]

Ethics

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What do you believe, are there still people who believe in ethics?

I wonder, take the poll and lets see where we stand.

Thank you,
you are a blessing

A heartfelt prayer [Jesus]

Baruch Haba b'Shem Adonai. Blessed is He who humbles themselves before You today.  We bring You praise, we worship You and thank You.  Lord thank You for another year coming to a close.  Thank You for answered prayer throughout the year.  Thank You for blessings in abundance.  Thank You for good opportunities for each person I prayed for by name.
My Master without Your hand of protection in my life, I am nothing.  Thank You for the time I could spend in Your presence.  Open my eyes and my ears, lift the veil from my face so that I may draw near to You.  Give me the necessary wisdom, insight, and understanding.  Lord, I ask You for the supernatural favor in my own life as well as supernatural favor into the lives of each person reading my prayer.  Open doors of great opportunity, Lord give each of us wisdom to become more than what we think of ourselves.

Thank You for being there for us, thank You for answered prayer.  In the Holy Name of Jesus.  Amen 

‘Tis the Season to be jolly!

Another year is drawing to a close, our lives have been enriched with beautiful memories, some difficult times, a lot of blessed times and loads of laughter.  This year was a good year, from the beginning to the end. 
This is the first time in a very long time I feel excited about Christmas, I used to dread this time of year, it seemed to be a difficult time, loads of tears, and heartbreak.
It will be different this year, my children and I and our families are going to spend Christmas time together.  There are peace and quiet and we all are feeling good about ourselves.  The stress of difficulty is gone.
Relationship
I remarried and there are stepchildren, then, of course, my own children and granddaughters.   We are all getting on much better, live is a little more relaxed.
Responsibilities
And of course, the biggest stress I face is a ‘job loss’.  I am praying the Lord will bless me next year with a good paying job.  I believe God can move mountains.
My Decisions
My husband’s favorite a…

Why do we sometimes feel so really down?

You know when you feel no mountain is too high and no valley too deep, but sometimes everything comes to a point that you just want to run away.

Ag, I probably just need a chocolate or something sweet.  Perhaps I should just get over myself, I really think that's really easier said than done.

Let me not depress you, I know I have so much to be grateful for.


Are your days dark? [Trust in your LORD]

Isaiah 50: 10 (Niv) Who among you fears the LORD and obeys the word of his servant?  Let him who walks in the dark, who has no light, trust in the name of the LORD and rely on his God.
Today if you fear and feel that your days are dark, trust in the Lord and rely on Him today.  God Bless you.

Words of Wisdom [Morning by Morning]

Isaiah 50: 4 (NIV)
The Sovereign Lord has given me an instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary.  He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being taught.
When you bow down to God each morning, His word will sustain you, each and every morning, He will teach you.  You will be able to help others.  God bless you.

Crushing my ego [Christ Jesus]

Colossians 3:  11 (NIV)
11 Here there is no Greek or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all.
Christ is all, it reminds me that the Lord Jesus in everything on earth as well as in Heaven.  He was the man who died on the cross for our sins, and now He sits on a throne in heaven on the right hand of the Father.  Christ is all!
We all know that our lives are not a ‘stage rehearsal’ and we cannot press pause and then fix the mess we made and then carry on making our movie.  If Christ is all in your live then I believe that your ego was crushed to make way for the Holy Spirit?  In allowing the Lord Jesus the throne of your heart and stepping down makes you a true Christian.
If you are reading my blog today and you know that you have not committed your life into the Lord Jesus’ hands, think about who is Lord in your life.  Remember that the Lord Jesus is ‘always with you’. 
Think of what it means to you, declaring and confessing…

YOUR GIFTS [Father of lights] [2nd Vlog]

God has given each one of us gifts; in James chapter 1 verse 16 it says ‘do not be deceived my beloved brethren, every good gift, and every perfect gift is from above.’
The gifts in this passage are from above, they are from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.  As we continue reading we see that the Father of lights ‘chose to give us through the word of truth that we might be a kind of first fruit of all He created.’
How do we identify the gifts the Father of light is talking about?  Would you say it is spiritual gifts or are they our natural gifts?  Spiritual:If these gifts are spiritual then we are reminded of the gifts in Romans 12 verse 6 through 8.  These are gifts of prophecy, service, teachers, encourages, giving with generosity, leads with diligence, someone with mercy and cheerfulness.  And in the Book of Ephesians Chapter 4 verse 7 through 16.  These gifts are Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors, and Teachers. Natural:In the natural …

Reviews on Vlog

Hello Guys and Dolls
Please give me some feedback on my first vlog.  What can I do to improve on it?  I know some of you are experts at this.  So any feedback will be appreciated.
Thank you :-)

Vlog on Wisdom, what do you think?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONKj_LKCKt4&feature=youtu.be

Ecclesiastes 7:12 (AMP)
12 For wisdom is a defense even as moneyis a defense, but the excellency of knowledge is that wisdom shieldsandpreserves the life of him who has it.
Wisdom is a force we have in our armory; sometimes we can use it as we use money.  We use money, to sustain ourselves.  With wisdom, we know that we may use it as a shield and preserve our lives. The lack of wisdom in our own lives can lead us into deep trouble.  We may even think life treats us unfairly.  With our entire shortcoming, we know that we need a Saviour in our lives, the Lord Jesus; someone who will bridge the gap on our behalf. James 1 verse 5 reminds us “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.” Prayer
Father God, thank You, for wisdom which You have given each of us as a defense ; in our lives.  We pray that You will guide us; teach us to identify the necessar…

#5 Things to be grateful

#1  My Lord Jesus

I am grateful that I am able to serve the Lord Jesus each and every day any which way I feel comfortable with.  I am grateful that I may speak to people openly about the Lord Jesus and that I do not have to fear condemnation.

#2  My Family

Thank You, Lord for my family, I am grateful for a good husband and wonderful children (my own and his, not forgetting my granddaughters).

#3 My senses

Thank You, Lord for all my sense, I can see, I can smell, I can hear and taste.  Awesome without them; my life would be miserable.

#4 My Friends

Thank You, Lord for all my friends, abroad and here in South Africa.  I am so happy that I may connect with good friends and enjoy good laughs.  Thank you, all my friends for reading my blog.

#5  My material belongings

Thank You, Lord for all that You have provided me with, I know I seem ungrateful many times but today I do want to say thank You.

God has blessed my life with great family and good friends.  Bless each one today and may you a…

How to become ‘Born again’ [Jesus Christ]

This is a life or death situation, are you sure you want to read on? Today I want to encourage you to think about your salvation, are you Born again?
I believe that God loves you and me.  Because we serve a living God, I believe God wants to have a personal relationship with both you and me.  Through our salvation, we are able to find out what our purpose in life is and we will receive the gift of eternal life.
Your past
Romans 3: 23 reminds us ‘For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.’  As I read this scripture I am reminded that I am a sinner and so are you.
A price to pay, for our sin
Romans 6: 23 reminds us ‘For the wages of sin is death.’  When you work at the end of the week or month you will receive your wages.  The same principal applies to sin, at the end of your life you will pay for your sin, death.  When we die we are separated from the living God.  There is another way …
The Lord Jesus paid for our sin
Romans 10: 9 reminds us ‘if you confess with your mouth, Jesus…

A sanctified imagination [Holy to Jesus]

As I think about these words today I want to do something my husband has been telling me for such a very long time.  According to him, one should sit down and write down your hopes and dreams.  He feels that one should visualize it in 3D.
I also know that the Lord said that He looks at our thoughts and intent of our hearts. (Heb. 4: 12)  So to my mind, I believe that the Lord wants us to be Holy as He said so in His word ‘Be holy because I am Holy.’ 
My hope and dreams are so much more than I can imagine and I want them to be sanctified to the Lord for His approval.  I know that when I obey God, He is with me.  (Ps. 14: 5)
As you think about your own sanctified imagination I do want to remind you to draw near to the Lord.  As the Lord God to help you move forward.  Let Him guide you and help you with your hopes and dreams.
Prayer
Lord God, please help me and my friends sanctify our imagination according to Your word, so that we may be consecrated to You.  In Jesus name.  Amen

Justice and Mercy, Not Fasting [Fasting]

Zechariah 7:8-10 (TLB) 8-9 Then this message from the Lord came to Zechariah. “Tell them, to be honest, and fair—and not to take bribes—and to be merciful and kind to everyone. 10 Tell them to stop oppressing widows and orphans, foreigners and poor people, and to stop plotting evil against each other.
As I reflect on my journey of fast; these couple of weeks, I need to confirm how humbling it has been for me.  I have come to realize that I am so spoilt and that I actually am very blessed in being able to enjoy any kind of food.
I have been reminded on so many occasions that I should not think evil of other people, believe that all people are good and that I should not allow my temper to rule my head.  I have also come to learn that by focusing my thoughts on the Lord for the day changed my entire perspective of the people around me.
It is my heart’s desire, to draw closer to the Lord my God, I don’t want to be a disappointment and I have come to a point in my life that I cannot fix any of…

Prayer for Guidance and Pardon.

Psalm 25:1-7 (AMP)  A Psalm of David. Abba Father, O LORD, my God to you I lift up my soul.   O my God, in YOU I place my unwavering trust and in YOU I rely for Your steadfast confidence.  Please do not let me be ashamed or my hope in You be disappointed; please do not let my enemies triumph over me. O my LORD, as I wait for You expectantly I know I will not be ashamed, and those who turn away from what is right and deal treacherously without cause will be ashamed and face  humiliation and embarrassment. Please, LORD, let me know YOUR ways and teach me YOUR paths. Guide me in YOUR truth and teach me, for YOU are the God of my salvation; for You and only You I wait expectantly all day long.  Please remember, O LORD, Your tender compassion, and Your loving kindness, for they have been from of old. Please forget the sins of my youth or my transgressions; according to Your loving kindness please remember me, For Your goodness’ sake, O LORD, my God.
Amen

Thanksgiving .... [Lord Jesus]

My prayer of thanksgiving to the Lord God praying Psalm 84.

Abba Father
Praise be to You for the privilege to come to church and bring praise to Your Holy Name, O LORD, God Almighty.  My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the LORD; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.

O LORD, even the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young - a place near your altar, O LORD Almighty, my King and my God.

Blessed are those who dwell in YOUR house; they are ever praising YOUR Name.  Selah

Blessed are those whose strength is in You, who have set their hearts on pilgrimage.  As they pass through the Valley of Baca, they make it a place of springs; the autumn rains also cover it with pools.

We gor from strength to strength, till each appears before God in Zion.

O LORD, Almighty, please hear my prayer, O LORD God Almighty; listen to me, O God of Jacob.  Selah

Look upon our shield, O God; look with favor on your anointed one.

Better is …

On day's like these .... [Search my heart Lord Jesus]

It is cold today, it's supposed to be Sumer.  I feel excited and looking forward to Christmas with my children.  My dress is hanging in the cupboard, my goodness now to lose a couple of pounds, too much cake!
Don't laugh it could have been you.  I bake cakes for extra cash and with the cake money I was able to buy my dress, the number is correct but it seems I have put on an extra pound here and there.  
Lord give me the strength to watch my eating habits and think before i put anything into my mouth.  Deut. 28: 8  The Lord your God will bless your work and fill your barns with corn.  Amen 
Thank you Lord

Disciples and the World

Matthew 5: 13 - 16 13 “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has lost its taste (purpose), how can it be made salty? It is no longer good for anything, but to be thrown out and walked on by people [when the walkways are wet and slippery]. 14 “You are the light of [Christ to] the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; 15 nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. 16 Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good deeds and moral excellence, and [recognize and honor and] glorify your Father who is in heaven.
God wants us to enjoy our food each and every day, we also realize that when it comes to our food it is a gift from God.  We have something to enjoy and it makes us happy.  Some of our dishes require salt to enhance the taste and also preserve some of our foods.  Without salt, some of our dishes will be so dull and plain. 
Thinking about it, we need salt in our die…

Sense of occasion

Psalm 119:105New International Version (NIV)נ Nun105 Your word is a lamp for my feet,
a light on my path.
O Lord, thank You for reminding us that Your Word is a lamp for our feet, a light on our path.

Create in us a sense of occasion and help us approach Your throne with the correct manner of occasion.

Lord Jesus, open our eyes and ears to the Words in the scripture.

In Your Holy Name amen

Tech Toys

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Forgiving and overlooking another's faults.

Proverbs 10: 12

12 Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.

Have you noticed relationships are so difficult to maintain?  Working on forgiving and overlooking another's faults are one of my focused during my fasting period.  To be honest, so people just know how to irritate me.  So I have to really pay attention to my words, the way I react and be graceful in my approach.

I am currently learning to filter my words and I am also learning to take other people's feelings into consideration.  I don't want to offend or hurt other people.

Today let me encourage you and let me tell you it is difficult and I am learning so much but God has been so graceful towards me I can only thank Him.  My filters are working, I am able to wait and see what the outcome is.

Prayer

Abba Father, Lord as I think of the people who offend and hurt me, the people that took advantage of my kindness, the people that hated me.  Lord Jesus I forgive and overlook all their faults.  I plead the …

14 Days into my Fast (7 to go)

My prayer, Abba Father please anoint me with Your oil ... Ruach Hak'odesh flow over and through me as a river rushing back and forth.  Take me to a deeper level of intimacy with You Yeshua, my King!

Are you praying from your heart?

Jeremiah 29:13
And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with al your heart!

Are your prayers coming from Your heart?  God is clear when He says seek me with all your heart and He will hear you.

As you pray today remember God does not look at your appearances He sees your heart and your intent.


When circumstances seem impossible to handle stop and bring them to God in prayer.  God is watching and waiting for you to seek Him.  We are reminded in Psalm 37: 5 commit your ways to the Lord, trusting Him to bring it to pass.

I invite you to pray with me:

O Lord, I am in desperate need of Your help, my circumstances seem greater than what I can handle.  Please help me in Jesus name Amen


Live in the Messiah [Jesus]

1 John 2:15-16 (ISV) 15 Stop loving the world and the things that are in the world. If anyone persists in loving the world, the Father’s love is not in him. 16 For everything that is in the world—the desire for fleshly gratification, the desire for possessions, and worldly arrogance—is not from the Father but is from the world.
John reminds each and every one of us that we are passing through this life and that we should not be focusing too much on worldly things.   People who fall in love with the world have forgotten all about our Heavenly Father.
As you study and focus on these words today let me inspire you.  Take a moment and think of the foods, clothing and other stuff that is constantly filling your life.  Have you become so addicted to it that you cannot move past it?  I must be honest there are many things that I also cling to but with the Lord Jesus’ help, I want to stop my compulsions. 
Turn away from worldly love and turn back to the Father God in Jesus name.
Prayer

Heavenly Fa…

Improve yourself and be the best you can be [Personal Growth]

As you read this heading I feel sure you are wondering what the spin is going to be around my thinking.  Will this be something you can use in your own life or is this some reflections of what took place and is still happening in my own life?  You and I both now we can only write about our own life experiences.
In that case, let’s see what we can learn from each other.  To my thinking, one should always be able to learn, stay creative and add a dash of wisdom in the mix.  Being honest is something I would consider something to always keep in one's arsenal.  
At any rate, we all go through different things in our lives and we need to stay focused on growingspiritually and of course in our material world.  Spiritually to my way of thinking is to actually have a living relationship with the Lord Jesus.  This keeps me human and helps me stay focused.  I pray when I feel down and read my Bible to help me going forward.  I find in staying connected to the Lord Jesus I have a different …

Pressed in and see what God has for me beyond this gate [Jesus]

Praise be to the Lord Jesus for another day.  My life I surrender into His hands, my thoughts and my mind.  My words and all I do belongs to You, Lord Jesus.

Worshiping Your Holy Name, I praise You Lord Jesus.  My life is worthless and not even worthy of saying Your Name.  My best efforts are like dust.  I thank You, today for my life.  Lord, I thank You, today for the opportunity to praise Your Holy Name.  I thank You for the good things You give to me generously.

I am one with You Lord Jesus, You are living in me right now.  Help me, Lord to press in and see what You have for me beyond this gate.  I am trusting in You, knowing You are with me.

Lord teach me to be kinder, teach me to listen and pay attention.  Lord help me to understand and see people through Your eyes.  Lead me in the way You have for me.

Touch the lives of the people reading my blog.  Bless them and guide them, give them understanding and wisdom for the day ahead of them.  Lord, You are my Lord and Saviour.  I lo…

Daniel Fast [21 Day Fast]

Hi

I have started my Daniel fast because I am seriously in need of guidance and I also want the Lord God to help me.

If you have a guide on what to eat would you mind sharing with me?

Thank you so much, God Bless you


What is your petition? [Fasting]

Ester 9: 12
12 The king said to Queen Ester, “The Jews have killed and destroyed five hundred men and the ten sons of Haman at the citadel in Susa.  What then have they done in the rest of the king’s provinces! Now what is your petition?  It shall even be granted you.  And what is your further request?  It shall be done.”
As Queen Ester fasted and finally came before the king she found favour with the king.  We too have supernatural favor with the Lord God.  The king was so impressed with Queen Ester that he asked her what she wanted and it would be given to her.  Even her future requests would be granted.
It is clear that the Lord has worked something supernatural on behalf of Queen Ester, she found favor with the king to the extent as her future.   
Be encouraged and know the Lord God is waiting to hear from you, He is waiting to hear what your requests are.  Now is the time to speak to Him, pray about what you really need and see how He will open the doors for  you.
Prayer

Heavenly Fathe…

[Activating] Holy Spirit start activating each of us.