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God has not given us a spirit of fear.

2 Timothy 1: 7 (NLV) 7 For God did not give us a spirit of fear.  He gave us a spirit of power and of love and of a good mind.
Many people do suffer with ‘fear’ and it is created out of an experience or a feeling.  Today I want to encourage you, do not fear.  Something I have learned over the years is to face my fears.  I will stand up and be scared inside of me but I won’t let other people see that I am fearful.
The minute I face my fears, I believe God is faithful and will be there with you, His spirit of power is with you and me and that gives way to love and a good mind. 
We all experience difficult times and because we do not understand or know the outcome we sometimes give into fear.  May the Lord God touch your live and lift the spirit of fear off of you. 

Prayer:  Dear Father God, please will you teach each one of us that we do not have to fear, because You have given us a spirit of power and of love and of a good mind.  We are your children and we can call on you in our hour of …

Mr. and Mrs. Un-forgiveness

Ephesians 4:30-32 (MSG) 30 Don’t grieve God. Don’t break his heart. His Holy Spirit, moving and breathing in you, is the most intimate part of your life, making you fit for himself. Don’t take such a gift for granted. 31-32 Make a clean break with all cutting, backbiting, profane talk. Be gentle with one another, sensitive. Forgive one another as quickly and thoroughly as God in Christ forgave you.          Now do you agree with me, ‘Don’t grieve God?  Don’t break his heart.’  Of course you do, I don’t want to break my God’s heart, and I definitely don’t want to grieve my God.  ‘His Holy Spirit, moving and breathing in you, is the most intimate part of your life, making you fit for himself.’  Did you see that God’s Holy Spirit is moving, breathing in my life?  Yes we have the Spirit of God Himself living within us.          Let us practice gentleness towards each other, be sensitive and forgive each other quickly and thoroughly as God in Christ forgave us.          Ridding our lives of Bit…

Style, do you have a style?

2 Those who follow the right path fear the Lord;
those who take the wrong path despise him.  Proverbs 14:2 (NLT)
Some people have style, they just seem to look stunning in whatever they dress and others really need a tutor in helping them get a better look.
Proverbs is reminding us that we should follow the right path fear the LORD.  Each morning when I wake up the first thought that comes to mind, is Good morning Abba Father.  Thank you for today.  
Later on I sit down with my bible and read my daily scriptures and then I pray.  I think I want to cloth myself each day with the LORD Jesus Christ.  I also feel that I need to cloth myself in putting the full armour of God on.
My style is plain I am at home and cleaning house, doing washing and ironing.  Cooking meals for the family and just being here.  When I get the opportunity I sit down and write my thoughts for the day.  I try and focus on the Word of God and I strive towards becoming right with the LORD.
I confess ‘I am the righteo…

My Little Voice

18 ‘Pray for us, for our conscience is clear and we want to live honorably in everything we do.’Hebrews 13:18 (NLT)As a Christian I believe the Holy Spirit lives within me and because He does live in me, I think of Him as that ‘little voice’ warning me not to sin.  The thing that is interesting is my obedience.  So this is how I come to realise that obedience to God’s voice is very important. 
The little voice is like an alarm, when a burglar comes into your house and the alarm goes off, you have a chance to catch him and have him arrested.  Now that is when you take note of the alarm and carry it through.  You can also ignore the alarm and switch it off and pretend you didn’t hear it and the burglar can rob you blind.
My little voice speaks to me mostly when I feel irritated with people around me, I will feel uncomfortable and not happy with my reaction towards them.  I will also feel regret and before I realise it I will repent there and then.  I normally pray and ask “Please Lord, f…

"God, here I am, speak to me."

13 ‘You (Yvette) will seek me and find me when you (Yvette) seek me with all your (Yvette) heart.’ Jeremiah 29: 13 (NIV)
I was about 14 or 15 years old when I was sitting in my bedroom knitting, I used to love sitting on the carpet in my bedroom on the floor.  I heard my mom calling me “Yvette, Yvettie”.  I jumped up and ran over to her.  “Yes, Mommy” I said.  My mom looked up from her reading and answered me “I didn’t call you.”  I said: “Mommy I heard you, calling me.”  She smiled at me and said “No, darling I didn’t.” 
Well I turned around and left her and went back to my knitting, I was knitting dolls jersey and my concentrations was on the pattern at hand.  I just got started when I hear my Mom calling me again I heard her calling me “Yvette, Yvettie”.  It was clear as day light and she called me twice.  I put my knitting down and ran over to her in her bedroom.  “Yes Mommy” I stood in front of her expecting her to tell me what I was supposed to do.  “You are such a darling.”  S…

Wellness

Job 33:17; 21 (AMP) 17 That He may withdraw man from his purpose and cut off pride from him [disgusting him with his own disappointing self-sufficiency].  21 His flesh is so wasted away that it cannot be seen, and his bones that were not seen stick out.
            Job was going through a lot and it is apparent that Job started to feel disappointed in his self-sufficiency.  It is understandable that he had no pride left any more as everything dear to him as he knew it was stripped away from him. 
            Job must have been so sick that he didn’t eat well and because of his malnutrition one could see his bones through his skin.  That tells me he was wasting away.
            Job’s testing was server and I don’t believe we as normal Christians could understand what he went through.  God’s mercy is new every day and we can come to Him when times are tough. 

Prayer  Lord as we think about our wellness we pray that You will guide us and help us to follow YOU.  We want to steer our lives i…

Growing Older and Trusting in Jesus

Psalm 118: 17 “I will not die but live, and will proclaim what the LORD has done.”
Something I realised is that I cannot fight aging, I see new little wrinkle lines under my eyes, I notice that I cannot shed the weight like I used to and I don’t seem to have the strength I used to have.  
Being young has the advantages of being able to do many things and not feel tired and you can do even that little more.  As you grow older live changes, you will do two or three chores and then you need a rest.
I need to go to bed early so that I can rise early but I realise I seem to be awake around 5h00 am each morning.
In the early hours I speak to God and thank Him for the new day.  I believe God hears my prayers and I pray for my children and family.  I bring each member in my family before the Lord asking for the blessings they need for the day ahead of them.  I call each person into the Kingdom of God.
I believe that Psalms 92: 14 reminds me that “They will still bear fruit in old age, they w…

#Thursday ~ Jealousy Ruins Relationships

My passion is to draw near to the Lord Jesus, the only way I know how is to spend time in the Word of God.  Jealousy can ruins relationship and this is true about a story I was reading.  Joseph who is a beautiful young man, aged approximately 17 a favourite son of his father. 
One day he was telling his brothers of a dream he had.  “Listen to this dream I had.  We were binding sheaves of grain out in the field when suddenly my sheaf rose and stood upright, while your sheaves gathered around mine and bowed down to it.”  This of course made his brothers miserable angry and they really hated Joseph.  It wasn’t too long after that Joseph had another dream and he told his brothers  “listen,” and he said, “I had another dream, and this time the sun and moon and eleven stars were bowing down to me.” 
Joseph told his father as well as his brothers this dream to which Josephs father rebuked him saying “What is this dream you had?  Will your mother and I and your brothers actually come and b…

Family

Romans 12:10 (AMP)10 Love one another with brotherly affection [as members of one family], giving precedence and showing honor to one another.
We are reminded to love each other with brotherly affection giving precedence and showing honor to each other.  In our family we respect each other.  Each one of us has a specific talent and can do a specific task.
            We make sure that there is enough for all in the house, looking after another and watching over each other.
            Family is important to our social lives, it gives us a place to act and live normally and we don’t have to pretend in the house around our family.  People accept you for who you are.
            Today I want to encourage you to phone your mom, dad, sister or brother and say ‘Hello’.  Keep contact and stay connected with your family.


Prayer  Lord help us remember that our family is our grounding and without family we will be all alone.  In Jesus name, Amen!

Manipulation

A game of manipulation is something that is played out in many homes, and it is disastrous.  Stop doing this to each other.
This world has many people that are experts at ‘Manipulation’.  I know of someone that will not speak to you for many days by ignoring you because you didn’t do what is right according to the person.  The atmosphere becomes tense and everybody is walking around on eggs.  No one really knows how to deal with the person and the other person is constantly feel bad and not happy with the situation.
Someone I also know is an expert with a ‘manipulation’ by threats and placing a guilt trip on you.  Saying things like ‘oh if you really loved me you would have done this, that or the other for me, but no, I am just not that important.’  Saying things like ‘if you didn’t do it this way we would not be in this position, it’s terrible the decision you have made that brought us to this place in our lives.’ Seriously, stop with the manipulations!!! We are supposed to be Chri…

Keeping my salvation:

Key points to ponder and hold fast to.
Obedience
To be obedient to the Lord Jesus ~ Matthew 6: 24 ‘ … you cannot serve two lords’
Thank about it you can only serve one God, its obviously the Lord Jesus, but when you make this decision you need to honour your choice by making the Lord Jesus LORD over every area of your life.  To be able to that you will need someone to help you, yes!  The HOLY SPIRIT see 1 Corinthians 12: 3 ‘no one can say that Jesus is Lord except by the HOLY SPIRIT’. 

Holy Spirit
1 Thessalonians 5 : 17 Always keep praying.  I realise that without prayer I am lost and I invite the Holy Spirit to live in me so that I can continue in prayer daily.

Bible Study & Meditation
Romans 10:17 Yet faith comes from listening to this Good News—the Good News about Christ.

We have a song we teach the children in Sunday School “Read your Bible and pray each day, pray each day, pray each day. (x2) Then you will grow, grow, grow, yes you will grow, grow, grow. 
Forget your Bible and y…

TGF - Thank God it's Friday!!!!

As you wake up and lay on your bed what is the first thing that comes to mind?  For me, I just say ‘Thank You Lord for another day.’
Still thinking on what will happen today I realise ‘Yippee its Friday’ don’t you just love Friday’s?   We all love Fridays.  It means we might leave early from work, meet up with friends and family, go away for the weekend and most of all attend Church on Sunday.  Renew our batteries for the week and get refreshing word from God.
I love being with my family and friends, I love just visiting with them and listening to their stories, so much drama and I don’t even need to watch what is going on TV I hear and see it in my own life.
Think on this for a moment:  Psalm 39: 7 “Where do I put my hope?  … In YOU.”  We live such fast paced lives we forget that each day we grow older and before you realise it, times run out.  You might still be 20 and the next moment you look your 50 something.
Don’t lose sight of what is important, draw near to God and He will d…

My Personal Testimony

Friends came to our home and I felt that as a young woman, with two beautiful healthy children that I was a good person.  These friends of ours invited us to go to church with them that Sunday.  I agreed because I went to Church religiously and it wouldn’t be a problem.
Sunday came and as I walked into the church I felt really uncomfortable.  All the people I saw were friendly, smiling and greeting everybody.  We sat right in front of the church and a band was playing and people were sing and clapping hands.  It disturbed me and I really just couldn’t get the feel of the church.
The Pastor came into the church and people were really happy to see him.  He took his violin and played ‘Amazing Grace’ and then the congregation sang along as he played.  I was mesmerised and really could not believe the atmosphere.  He was speaking to the congregation but it sounded like the whole sermon was aimed at me.  At the end of the sermon he said ‘God has laid it on my heart to pray for people that do…

Sunday Saying ....

2 Timothy 1: 7 “God has not given us a spirit of fear; but of power, and of love and of a sound mind.”
God has not given us a spirit of fear, awesome.  We can face each and every situation in our lives and not be fearful.  Sometime ago, I moved into an apartment and one night as I was sleeping a dark and heave force came over me in my bedroom.  I thought I was going to die but as a Christian I remember speaking out load “I am saved by the Blood of Jesus, greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world.”  As I lay on my bed and this dark heaviness that covered my bedroom and bed lifted I remember saying “thank You Lord Jesus”.
Amazingly each time I face a dreadful situation especially in my dreams I know that I plead the blood of Jesus Christ over my life.  I know this because my husband has tried to calm me down and let me become calm.  The next morning he would ask me what it was that I was dreaming.
I have tried to understand these terrible dreams but I think it’s my subco…

"I've got the power!"

So I need to deal with three flaws in my own life:  I am closed off, I am demanding and I am too direct.
Hmm now that is a new challenge that I am facing, but as I believe God is in control over my life I feel that “I’ve got the power – yes, the Holy Spirit”  “Greater is HE that is in me than he that is in the world.”
At least all is not lost for me I do have some good qualities and they are I am cool I have good humour I am creative Ohhhh here it comes …. I am good looking And yes, I have charisma I am cheerful I am spontaneous Ohhhhh and of course …. I am attractive Please don’t forget that I am intelligent!
Thank You Lord for creating someone as special as me, do you agree?
Well, I cannot impress all the people all the time and I actually just want to impress my God but I cannot do that because He created me perfect!  I am of Royal blood, Jesus Christ !
You have a lovely day now, think of all the good qualities you have and those which needs some work. Be blessed, you are a bles…

41o Celsius On This Wednesday

My New Year resolutions is to actually do something about my look.  I have decided to put in the effort of looking gorgeous at my age.  The past couple of months have been really difficult for me and I want to lift my appearance to being gorgeous again.
My choice of dress is a simple A line fitted dress with brown background and patterns with peach coloured and yellow motives.  This sleeveless dress length is acceptable and I feel comfortable in the dress.  I chose to add a little black three quarter jumper to the mix to round of my look.  

For accessories I decided on peach coloured earnings and necklace and my beautiful Dunne Leather handbag with comfortable shoes.
I think I want to check in every Wednesday with you to see what you think about my outfit, how I can improve my look and work on refining me.  I do so want to look gorgeous again.

Do have a Wonderful Wednesday!

Gorgeous me J

Stay humble

2 Samuel 7:18 Living Bible (TLB) 18 Then David went into the Tabernacle and sat before the Lord and prayed, “O Lord God, why have you showered your blessings on such an insignificant person as I am? King David was someone that was really close to the Lord and he sat before the Lord humbling himself in prayer.  Stating that he did not perceive his live to be of any significance, yet God blessed King David and loved him.
How I wish I could amount to some significance, I don’t know that I am worthy of much but I do know that I need to stay humble and draw near to the Lord my God.
My thought today is stay humble, sit down at God’s feet and wait for His guidance and insight and wisdom and knowledge.  Lord God in Jesus Name, direct my feet and direct my thoughts and keep me in Your loving hands.

Start your day right

Good Morning

This morning I was thinking of how awesome it is to sit in the presence of the Lord my God.  It makes me feel alive and well.  Some days when I get out of bed I feel good and today I feel even better.  God is good to me all the time.

I have been thinking of my statements and want to share them with you.  You also know them and perhaps this will help you get into a positive and good attitude.

My statement for today:

Lord Jesus I clothe myself with You today and state that I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.  (Philippians 4: 13).
My God shall supply all my needs according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus (Phillipians 4: 19).
God has not give me a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.  (2 Timothy 1 :7)
God has dealt to every man a measure of faith. (Romans 12: 3)
The Lord is the strength of my life. (Psalm 27: 1) The people that do know their God shall be strong and do exploits. (Daniel 11: 32)(2 Corinthians 2 : 14)
Christ Je…

'Their faces were turned the other way.'

Life is difficult and when people make mistakes I have learned there aren’t really honourable people living among us.  Who will turn their faces away from someone else’s mistakes?
My failures stair me in the face all the time and I have prayed about it and repented from what I have done.  The real problem is that other people who saw what I did are like Ham in the Old Testament.  They go around boasting and telling everyone they see about my sins. 
For a very long time I have thought and prayed about the matter and in this week I received this word that happened a long, long time ago. 
Reading Genesis 9 it tells of Noah who planted a vineyard and when the time came he made some wine and he became drunk.  In his stupor he removed all his clothes and his youngest son Ham walked in on his naked father.
Making a joke probably about what he saw telling both his brother Shem and Japheth. 
The interesting part is that once the two older brothers heard what Ham saw they didn’t find it fun…

Invoke God's Blessing on your life today!!!

Psalm 5: 3  In the morning, O LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.

As I started my day today I come to the LORD with my requests and this is a big request today, I want to pray asking GOD to invoke HIS Blessing upon my life today.

Isaiah 65: 16 AMP 'He who invokes a blessing on himself ... shall do so by saying, may the God of truth and fidelity [the AMEN] bless me.'

Good Morning Abba Father

As I sit here today it is my prayer LORD that I may come into Your presence in humility and humbly pray Abba Father that You LORD God will bless me today.  I remind You LORD God of the word that is written in Isaiah 65: 16 and ask that by Your mercy and Grace Lord I may be blessed today and the coming year.

As Moses on Your instruction blessed the Israelites I humbly want to also pray the blessing of Moses into my life and the lives of my family and friends.  'The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make His face shine upon you…

Trust

As I think of a word for today I want to leave the word 'Trust' with you.It's something I struggle with and I cannot help myselfas a child my Father taught me 'never trust anyone'I don't trust people in general.Considering my life and where I find myself it has become clear to me thatthe number one problem in life for me 'trust'.  It really makes life interestingwhen I trust and when I don't trust people.As a Christian it is important to trust people because you need to believe that they aretrustworthy. 
Proverbs 3:5-6 If you want favor with both God and man, and a reputation for good judgement and common sense, then trust the Lord completely; don’t ever trust yourself. In everything you do, put God first, and he will direct you and crown your efforts with success.
I want to encourage myself and you to trust and especially trust in God completely awesome.
Prayer
Oh Lord please help me to trust people but most of all I need to pray asking that I learn to…

Lord Guard my mouth

'To slander is to be a Fool.'  Proverbs 10: 18 TLB


Lord God guard my mouth.  As part of my resolution this year it is my hearts desire to watch what I say and to watch what I allow my mind to focus and think on.
We all have people that really make us angry and we tend to mouth off every now and then.  But for myself I want to change my way of thinking and speaking.  I want to stop being this fool and start living a righteous live.
Confessions of what the Lord has done for me, how good the Lord is to me and how great and awesome my God is - is what I want to speak out load.  I don't want to say negative things about other people.
So agree with me, and think on this:
Take one day at a time.Forgive and forget.TrustGuard my mouth My list is growing and my heart is feeling excited, because I believe the Lord is revealing to me my next step for this year.
You are a blessing, I believe only goodness and mercy is following me all the days of my life, I am the righteousness of God …

Happy New Year 2016

Good morning world!  Here I am sitting at my dining room table quickly typing my New Year resolutions.  I do want to wish you a prosperous and happy New Year, 2016 is going to be one of the most memorable years I will live.
It is my plan to stay focused on God and I am in hot pursuit of God’s plan for my life.  I want to know what God has in store for me and one thing is for sure I am not giving up so easily this time.  Each time I pray and ask please reveal to me what Your plans are for my life. 
It struck me like a ton of bricks this morning, ‘I know the plans I have for you’ says the Lord God.  ‘Plans to prosper you … plans to give you hope and a future … pray to me, and I will listen to you.’  Jeremiah 29: 11 – 12
So this is my plan, I have decided to take each day as it comes, I don’t know what each day holds and to try and predict is frivolous.  Now today has been really difficult as I actually got out of bed it struck me that in the past someone gave me an old pink dress in e…