Monday, 22 May 2017

What is the one thing you would most like to change about your life?



Genesis 32:31 (MEV)
31 As he crossed over Peniel, the sun rose over him, and he was limping on his thigh.

I believe it would be my attitude.  You do not know me and I actually do not want to explain myself to you.  Truth be told I really have to work hard on how I view people.  I do not know if my past has anything to do with my attitude but I am someone that is unscathed.  I never give up and I will fight tooth and nail for what I believe in.

Looking at Jacob, even though he is the “deceiver” he was intentional about his own life.  The one thing that Jacob wanted to change was his “position” in his family.  So what did he do?  He went all the way taking Esau’s “birthright,” and to top it off he even received a blessing from his father that was meant for Esau.

We see God and Jacob are wrestling and Jacob still is pushing forward, he knows what he wants and holds onto God. “I will not let you go unless you bless me.” Genesis 32: 26


I also want God’s attention right now in my own life, I want to be transformed.  What is your take?

Grateful#


Psalm 7 verse 17 (TLB)
“Oh, how grateful and thankful I am to the Lord because he is so good.  I will sing praise to the name of the Lord who is above all lords.”


Sometimes we forget to say thank you, I believe we fall into the habit of just expecting things to come our way.  It is expected that people will treat you fairly and have good manners but if you don’t act in a similar fashion I am sure you are going to get a slap somewhere along the line.

Saying thank you and please should be always in our mouths, we should never forget to use them when speaking to people, family, and friends.  Let’s look at this scenario:  Picture this, you are in a restaurant and the waitrons is standing in front of you waiting for your order.  You are in a bad mood.  You order “Bacon and Cheeze with fried onions.”  She heard Cheeze and fried onions.  She brings your order after about 20 minutes, you are fuming because it took so long and when she places the plate in front of you.  You blow a gasket.  “This is not what I order!  Are you a retard?” You shout at her.  She starts to cry and you shout even louder.

I see that you are in a bad mood, you got mad for the order to be delivered and then she brought you the cheese and fried onions and no bacon.

She’s in trouble with the chef and could lose her job and you just don’t care, no one ever listens anyway.  No thank you for the service will be given and no thank you tip will be given either.
This happens on a daily basis when we allow our circumstance to be dictated by our moods, we should shake it off.  Start with a smile and always be friendly, kind and say thank you or please.
Can you be grateful?  Are you able to show it?


You are a blessing, thank you for reading my blogs.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Stay tuned ...



A Prophesy over my life:



Something that has been laying heavily on my heart and I want to share this with you, Yvette.  God said regardless of all the beatings and hurt that you endured, this only made you stronger.  The Lord said that “Yvette, you are precious to Him, all the pain you endured He saw it.  God is going to change all of that.  God said to remind you that He has already started the change can you see it?  Be reminded that you are precious to the Lord God and His love is going to be over your life.  Where people disregarded you and looked down on you, even your enemies are going to stand in amazement as they perceive God’s hand over your life.  God also is reminding you not to think “what is the use of all the things I am doing.”  He will reward you and not people.  The same spirit that was in Acts is going to come upon you and you are going to surprise many people.  Even when you cannot understand it yourself.”

“ … and He will bless you in the land which the LORD your God gives you.”




Deuteronomy 28:8 (AMP)
8 “The Lord will command the blessing upon you in your storehouses and in all that you undertake, and He will bless you in the land which the Lord your God gives you.”
Wherever you are and whatever you are doing, be reminded that God has placed you there and that He will bless you in the land which the LORD your God has given you today.  Stop looking at your circumstances and see the blessings God has for you.  Look forward to a new day, look forward to a prosperous and wonderful future.  Remind yourself that God is doing something for you right now where you are.

Today I confess and believe that the land that I find myself in, is being blessed because of me being here.  God is blessing me and whatever I do will be a success.  My life matters to Him and He cares deeply about me and you.  Be courageous and know you are precious and worthy of God’s love.  He called you by your name, He knows where you stay and is keeping a watchful eye over you.  Jesus is the answer to everything in my life, I plead the blood of Jesus Christ over each one of you today, this land is being blessed and overflowing with blessings because my God is here.  Amen

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Books being released on 21 May, don't miss it!

Live to Tell – Livian Grey
Available at Kellanpublishing.com click on authors and look for Livian Grey.

While on tour promoting his latest book, writer Stephen Brooks encounters Jacinta Collins, a young woman from his past who has an idea for his next project: an exposé on her recently deceased father. Jacinta reveals her father was a member of a cult named The Brotherhood of Karden, who were involved in the disappearances of several children.

Refusing initially, Stephen eventually decides to help Jacinta with her personal investigation into her father, and this leaves him open to threats from Renata Williams, a twisted woman with a dark and disturbing history. Desperate to protect his wife and daughter, but burdened with the guilt of knowing Jacinta’s secrets, Stephen must now decide how involved he wants to become in bringing Renata to justice, and if the chance to write another best seller is worth risking his daughter’s innocence, and his life.


Right of Human – Alan R Graham
Available at Kellanpublishing.com click on authors and look for Alan R Graham.

Alexandra is an AI code analyst who has been developing an android named Coggi for over ten years. Though they have never met, Xandra loves Coggi dearly, regarding her as her own little sister. Coggi considers herself human, has no idea of Xandra's existence, until the awful day comes when she must be told the truth.

A threat is exposed after technicians on board an orbiting space station where Xandra works discover the android personnel of their research facility on the planet's surface below has all malfunctioned. Someone has hacked the facility's network and is trying to gain access to the higher tiers. Galactic terrorism! The Orbiter crew has only one recourse: To set a trap for the hacker, using one of the androids as bait.

Coggi was chosen because of her intuitive nature, her curiosity often gets her into trouble. Yet, of all the androids, she has the best chance of surviving the truth. Xandra must confront her, is now faced with a horrendous challenge: To save humanity or instead destroy her own sister while trying.
  
Daily Devotional Ebenezer by Yvette van Niekerk
Available at Kellanpublishing.com click on authors and look for Yvette van Niekerk.

Each time you reach for this Daily Devotional, it is my prayer that the Holy Spirit will remove the veil from your eyes.  Each day you are reading, I pray that your wisdom and insight will increase and that a hunger and thirst will develop within you to dig deeper and grow spiritually.

The reason I named this Daily Devotional ‘Ebenezer’ was based on 1 Samuel 7 verse 12.  This reminds me of how many times God has come to my rescue, so many times.  I have prayed and interceded for so many people and have seen how the Lord rescues them.  Then one day I prayed asking Lord, ‘what about me’?  At the time I had completed half of my book and I wasn’t sure what to name it, then suddenly one morning in my quiet time I saw these words “Thus far has the LORD helped us.” 

I knew the LORD was speaking to me and in my heart, I must complete my work.  Be inspired and go for your dreams.


Don't delay ... Daily Devotional Ebenezer


I want to encourage you to get my latest book Daily Devotional Ebenezer at Kellanpublishing.com at a 50% discount for your digital copy before 21 May.


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Good Morning!

What an awesome and beautiful day here in Witbank, Mpumalanga.  It's a little chilly outside, but the sun is shining and it's a lovely day.  God has blessed each and every one of us today with His mercies which are new every day.

I am so excited and looking forward to my program on Rainbow Gospel Radio.  Please come and join me this afternoon at 12h00 Central African Time and listen to my views.

A small preview on my thinking:  I will be doing a book review, I also will be letting you in on my thinking of Hacksaw Ridge the movie.

I also have some interesting thoughts and insights.

So if you are able to tune in on the internet, please come and listen to me today.  It will be great to hear from you, drop me a mail go to my website yvettevanniekerk.com or rainbowgr.com

Blessings and you are awesome, thank you for tuning in today.

Jesus – let me decrease so that You may increase


Galatians 2: 20 [HCSB] “and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me  The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.”

O what a beautiful morning, God has graced me with yet another day.  His mercies are new every morning.  Praise be to Elohei Chasdi my God of kindness, goodness, and Faithfulness. 

As I set out to start my day I want to humbly come into the presence of the God Almighty and ask Him to help me become less and let the Lord Jesus Christ become more in my own life.

I want to pray that the joy of Christ may fill my thoughts, my mind, my soul and everything I do today.  I want the peace of God to reside within me.  Touching each and every area of my life.  God is my God and I want to be pleasing unto Him.


Lord Jesus please teach me and guide me today, give me the wisdom and understanding I need for this day.  Keep Your hands of protection over my life.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

“He disarmed the rulers and authorities …”


Colossians 2 : 13 – 15 (HCSB)

“And when you were dead in trespasses and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, He made you alive with Him and forgave us all our trespasses.  He erased the certificate of debt, with its obligations, that was against us and opposed to us, and has taken it out of the way by nailing it to the cross.  He disarmed the rulers and authorities and disgraced them publicly; He triumphed over them by Him.”

Something to remind yourself of is that many times a little voice will come and remind you of something you had done in your past.  Most of the time you will listen to the voice and forget the most important part of your life is still ahead of you.  While you are listening to this little voice telling you how bad you are and are you truly a Child of the Living God?  Then you should tell that little voice to “keep quiet” and remind the little voice that you have been bought by the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ.  Keep this scripture and meditate on it today and don’t forget Jesus took away the keys of death from Satan.

Today lift up your head, in the knowing that God shamed the powers and rulers and authorities and disgraced them publicly through the cross, Jesus Christ triumphed over them.

If there is something haunting you and you feel that you just cannot get past it, I want to encourage you today to take a moment, pray about it.  Write it out and place it before the throne of God, plead the blood of Jesus Christ over it, and accept that you have been forgiven.


You are a blessing.

Book Review: Death in Printers Alley

Book Review:                                     Death in Printers Alley
Author:                                               Ken Brigham
Published                                           Kellanpublishing.com
Personal Quality Rating:                   5          

Summary:

This Science Fiction Novel revolves around a murder taking place in ‘Printers Alley’ – which is associated with musicians and nightclubs.  Bonz Bagley the owner of a club in the street is murder in the early hours of Sunday morning.  A former detective, Shane Hadley hears the shots fired and wheels his wheelchair into the direction of the fired shots.  On reaching the porch overlooking ‘Printers Alley’ he see’s someone running away from the crime scene, with a slight hitch in their gait.
The police arrive within minutes and detective Hardy Seltzer interviews detective Shane Hadley.  A connection is made and Hardy and Shane start with their detective work.  Hardy goes with his gut and arrests Jody and Shane still keep the investigation going on his end.  Not believing that the criminal will hand over the gun.

KiKi (Katya Karpov) is Shanes wife and she is suspicious about data she thought did not make sense.  Cy Bartalak and his wife Beth work alongside KiKi and she has her doubts about the results of the tests.  She looks access Beth’s computer and finds information that is damning to the project.

Social / Historical Context:

This dynamic story tells about the drive for success in the business world, the craziness of the academic world – the quest to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease.  The morals and standards of people involved. 

The policing and the politics that is ongoing throughout the story and the way Hardy and Shane work together.  How they reach their different goals.

Writing Style:

The writing style to my mind is evocation and commonplace.  It narrates the experimental drugs that are used on people and the outcome of the tests.  The story is really about finding a cure for Alzheimer’s and the people involved in the studies.  The focus is on the studies and detective work around finding the murder.  The characters are exciting and interesting.

The writer knows the academic world and is able to describe the environment, his investigative skills are really good.  I think the writer has the ability to draw you into the story and you keep wondering what’s going to happen next.

I enjoyed the read and to be honest I just could not put the book down, it was thrilling and interesting and I like the angle the writer took.

My Thoughts:


I liked the story; I like Katya Karpov – the neurologist, her retired detective husband Shane Hadley and the people she was associated with.  Beth and Cy Bartalak at the university.  Bartalak’s business dealing and the cunning way he draws people into his business venture.  The murder of one of the club owners in Printer’s Alley, Bonz Bagley.  Not forgetting the detective doing all the hard work Hardy Seltzer, not your normal run of the mill kind of guy.  Excellent story!  Must read!

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Renewing of my mind.

2 Corinthians 10:5Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)
and we tear down every proud idea that raises itself against the knowledge of God. We also capture every thought and make it give up and obey Christ.
The renewing of my mind is taking up my cross each and every day, going forward and keeping watch over my thoughts, my mouth and placing a guard over my mouth especially.  To top it off I now realize that I need to place a guard over myself-talk.  
You know that little voice that comes out when you feel upset about something and you start saying something.
Lord Jesus today I want to pray asking You to please help me take every thought captive to You so that I am able to obey YOU.
Lord just as I am forgiven me, if I have allowed any proud ideas into my life, help me deal with it in Jesus Name, Amen



"Out of Sorts."

2 Kings 3:18Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

18 This is an easy thing for the Lord to do. He will also help you defeat the Moabites.
Today I have been "out of sorts" and the day just dragged on and I wasn't feeling myself.  Then I realized something, I have been feeling this way for a couple of days actually.  I have been focusing my energy and attention on myself and not on the Lord my God.
Nothing in this world is "too difficult for the LORD to do."  We can see it clearly stated in 2 Kings 3 verses 18 that "this is an easy thing for the LORD to do.  He will also help you..." 
Lord God, You know my point of view and my frustrations, my feelings and my problems, please Lord take my hand and help me.  In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray.  Amen

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Is it only me or have you also asked God to show you His glory in your own life?


My question is this “What is the Glory of God?”  Take a look at Exodus chapter 33 verses 18 to 19 (HCSB)  “Then Moses said: “Please, let me see Your glory.”  He said:  “I will cause all My goodness to pass in front of you, and I will proclaim the name Yahweh before you.  I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.

Moses is one of the most impressive people to mind, he actually had the privilege to speak face to face with God.  Not referring to the Lord Jesus but from my point of view how awesome it that.  So would you agree with me that the Glory of God is the following:  “God’s goodness to pass before you,  God to proclaim the name of Yahweh before you.  God’s graciousness towards you, and God’s compassion towards you?”

I believe God is so merciful to me on many occasions, I mess up on a regular basis.  I constantly work at being the best I can but I flounder often.


I praise the Lord God Almighty for having such patience with me.

Prayer

El Shaddai – Almighty God as I come into Your presence this afternoon Lord I pray please have mercy on my soul.  You know my heart, You know me.  Lord, I pray humbly asking that You will show me Your glory.  I love and adore You, and worship You with all of my heart.  You are my El Shaddai – Almighty God.  In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.  Amen


Hot Top 40 Gospel Songs, by Yvette van Niekerk


Hi guys, I just want to give you a heads up that on Monday afternoon 18h00 CAT (Central African Time) I will be presenting the Hot Top 40 Gospel Songs over Rainbow Gospel Radio.  I am inviting you to come along and listen to what I have identified for the Hot Top 40 Gospel Songs.

I know you will love and enjoy the music and once I can secure some sponsors I will be giving away some awesome prices. 


If you want to drop me a line feel free to go the Rainbow Gospel Radio’s site and click on my profile and send me a request or you can drop me look for me on my web page yvettevanniekerk.com

I do want to say thank you for your support and I am looking forward to speaking to you over the radio.

Friday, 12 May 2017

Lessons Learned

This evening I tried my hand at a Live video over Facebook, what an experience, first the lighting was terrible.  The sound was almost non-existent and the image was so blurred.

We also are experienced some really bad weather and I wonder if this didn't have anything to do with the broadcasting.

So, we changed the lighting and didn't think of the sound.

My next live video will be better, I just need to see why the video is so blurred.

Any advice?

Staying alive, the Bee Gee

Yvette, This is the song that best describes your photos. You have a powerful and enigmatic personality. You are tender, kind and compassionate and at the same time a total bad-ass to those who mess with you. You have a heart of gold that is precious and rare. 
You move ahead in life with the faith you have in God. You are confident, bold and courageous and slay all problems that come before you with these qualities of yours. You are truly invincible!. This song describes the personality you are and what you believe in life. Make sure you have this song on your playlist now to remind you of who you are. 

God is on my side, He wants me to receive the prize! I won't give up!


Hebrews 10: 35 – 36 (HCSB)
So don’t throw away your confidence, which has a great reward.  For you need endurance, so that after you have done God’s will, you may receive what was promised.”

What an awesome word this is “don’t throw away your confidence,” sometimes we lose ourselves in a moment of despair and we think “what is the use.”  I want to encourage you today, “don’t throw away your confidence.”  We are so blessed to have the privilege of reading the Bible, we can learn from it.  Taking each word into our hearts and minds.

God is awesome in creating a wonder and desire in our hearts for know more of God.  I believe without a doubt that the Lord God is on my side, He wants me to receive my prize.  I am working so hard and looking around knowing that God is on my side, who can stand against me?  No, I am not giving up, yes I am moving forward because “greater is He that is in me, than he who is in the world.”


I want to encourage you today, don’t forget God is on your side, He wants you to receive your prize!  Do not give up!

What is keeping you from your highest potential?


Psalm 42: 2 – 4 NIV “My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.  When can I go and meet with God? My tears have been my food day and night, while men say to me all day long, “Where is your God?  These things I remember as I pour out my soul: how I used to go under the protection of the Mighty One to the house of God with shouts of joy and praise among the festive throng.

We need to never go it alone because we need each other.

Life has it’s up’s and down’s and sometimes we feel frustrated and worried that we cannot make it, but God is there with you right now.   As I focus my attention of the thirsting in my own life for God, the living God.  I come to realize that we need to stay focused, we need each other to help us move forward.  Staying connected is what makes our lives better.  You say “Where is your God?” 

I say, Lord God here I am it seems that I cannot hear You today, I need You.  I know God is with me and that He watches over me.  I will shout for joy and I will praise the Lord my God among the festive throng.  Because I realize and know that I can come into His presence, He called my by my name, I belong to Him.


Be encouraged today and realize that God loved you so much that He gave His only begotten Son Jesus Christ for your life.  Praise God for His faithfulness and His grace and mercy is new every day.  Amen

God is going to crown my year!

Amen, I believe that the Lord God is going to crown my year.  Yes, it has been difficult and times have been tough but I believe that times are shifting and change has come.  I believe God's hand is resting on my life.  I feel positive and sure that now it the time for me.

2 Sam 7: 18-22 "Who am I, O Lord God? and what is my house, that You have brought me this far?  And yet this was a small thing in Your sight.  O Lord God and You have also spoken of Your servant's house for a great while to come.  Is this the manner of man, O Lord God?  You, Lord God, know Your servant.  For Your word's sake, and according to Your own heart, You have done all these great things, to make Your servant know them.  Therefore You are great, O Lord God, for there is none like You, nor is there any God besides You."

God is going to balance the books


God is about to surprise you with abundant blessing before the end of this
Month. He is about to change your financial situation. 



Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Book Reviews


Your book is written and you need a review.  Are you look to reach a potential audience of over one thousand people?  Contact me and I will read and review your book on my blog.  Fees are reasonable.  

Thank you - Yvette

Who is Christ?


Firstly Jesus Christ is called the Son of God - Ben Elohim.  So then how are we going to answer this question?  Let us look at some facts, we know that “son of man” depicts a person born of a human.  Then “son of God” depicts a person born of God.

When we look at Job 2 verse 1 “Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them to present himself before the LORD.

It is clear that Satan in a sense must be a son of God, otherwise, he would not have presented himself to God.  Would you agree? 

The Lord Jesus Christ then must have had some kind of consciousness of being a Son of God.  This must have happened sometime during His youth.  This must have taken place around the age of 12 years when he told Mary and Joseph that He was doing the work of His Father in the temple and also that He was doing His Father business.

To confirm that the Lord Jesus Christ is the Son of God lets take a look at Matthew 3 verse 17 “And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”
And when Jesus was in the desert and Satan tried to test Him we know that the Lord Jesus resisted him.  Matthew 4 verse 3 “Now when the tempter came to Him, he said:  “If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.”

Taking this a little further when Peter was asked who he though the Lord Jesus was he responded:  “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

Matthew 16 verse 15 to 17 “He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”  Simon Peter answered and said:  “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”  Jesus answered and said to him:  “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood have not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.”

Then looking at Matthew 26 verse 63 to 65 “But Jesus kept silent.  And the high priest answered and said to Him:  “I put You under oath by the living God.  Tell us if You are the Christ, the Son of God!”  Jesus said to him:  “It is as you said.  Nevertheless, I say to you, hereafter you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Power, and coming on the clouds of heaven.”  Then the high priest tore his clothes, saying:  “He has spoken blasphemy!  What further need do we have of witnesses?  Look, now you have heard His blasphemy!”

We see that Jesus doesn’t say that He is the Son of the living God but agrees with the High Priest statement.  He could have defended Himself by saying that He was a son of God in the sense that all men are.  Then He was put under oath and then He declared His Deity, resulting in a death sentence.

Hello World, this Yvette’s Inspirations


Today, as I study the word of God, let's take a look at the following Romans chapter 8 verse 11 “And I the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead lives in you, then He who raised Christ from the dead will also bring your mortal bodies to life through His Spirit who lives in you.”   Sometimes I forget that God is living right inside of me and then I worry about all kind of things.  This scripture just affirmed to me today that I don’t have to fear and that I can focus on God because He is within me.

1 John 4: 18 “There is no fear in love; instead, perfect love drives out fear, because fear involves punishment.  So then one who fears has not reached perfection in love.”  I am not fearful, really I believe God is with me and that He has given me wisdom, insight, and creativity to carry out my daily tasks.  Praise the Lord my God for being here with me right now.

I am trusting in God to help me with my creativity especially in my writing and my radio program.  Psalms 45 verse 1 “My heart is moved by a noble theme as I recite my verses to the king; my tongue is the pen of a skillful writer.”

Praise be to the Lord God.  Amen

Sunday, 7 May 2017

You owe it to your children



Proverbs 29:17 (AMPC)
17 Correct your son, and he will give you rest; yes, he will give delight to your heart.

When it comes to children we are burned with the responsibility to take care of our children, teach them right from wrong.  Set the example they should be following.  The thing we don’t realize is that each day we set an example.  You swear and curse people when you driving, and when the children follow your example.  You are enraged.  Where did you learn to speak like that?  (From you mom or dad). 

Children I believe are like sponges, they take up everything.  What you say, how you say it, what you do and how you do it.  A splitting image of you dad or mom. 

You need to correct your children, teach them proper manners.  You have heard this “manners make the child.”  I have seen some children act really badly and the parents just nod and wave.  Why?  Have you lost your backbone? 


As a parent take heed and teach your children well.  It will be a good reflection of you one day.  God is watching you and we all will be standing in the throne room giving an account of our works and deeds.  

Directed and established


Psalm 37:23 (AMPC)
23 The steps of a [good] man are directed and established by the Lord when He delights in his way [and He busies Himself with his every step].
While I sit here reading this scripture I appreciate having my family and friends all around me.  It feels like people actually care about me, the most important part of my life is do I feel the same way when I am with God in my quiet time? 
I believe that I am a compassionate soul and that I do care about people in general, the one thing that is most important to me is that the Lord God is “directing and establishing my ways”.  I want to be part of God’s plan and it is important that I know I am in His will, that He is delighted with the way I conduct myself and keep myself busy.
May I encourage you today, let the Lord God direct and establish your steps, trust in Him.

You are a blessing, thank you for reading my post, in Jesus Christ of Nazareth Name, Amen.

Saturday, 6 May 2017

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Cristian, I know I am copying you today, I started to blog in 2010.  My goodness, I received two (2) views and I was over the moon.  I am super impressed with the United States, people living in the USA are my best viewers.  Thank you guys, then my native South Africa, thank you guys, Germany, Russia, and France, wow this is so awesome.  UK, India, Poland, Latvia and Canada, thank you, guys. 

I am a Christian and I like to write daily devotionals, my topics are picking up and I feel confident one of these days I will receive some more comments.


To all my fellow bloggers and especially to the people viewing my blogs, thank you so much, you have made me so confident I actually wrote my first book.  Praise the Lord, you inspire me!
Book Review                    :             Hosting the Supernatural
Author                              :             Nicky van der Westhuizen (Apostle)
Personal Quality Rating   :             5
Reviewer                          :             Yvette van Niekerk

Summary:

Are you looking to grow spiritually?  Do you feel that you have hit “rock bottom?”  Then you should do yourself a favor and purchase this book.  It not only is insightful but teaches you truths from the Word of God.  The author’s personal experiences are portrayed in this book and there are many golden nuggets to be collected in the reading of this book.

The author has the ability to take a scripture and show you the relevance of the scripture and helps you connect the dots. 

Once you start reading this book it will encourage you to study the Word of God (Bible), and I believe it will create a thirst and hunger and craving for a Supernatural encounter in your own life.  As I read the book I realized that I started to crave this awesome and wonderful hunger to grow spiritually.

Social / Historical Context:

The author's message to the World is to reveal a supernatural encounter with the Lord God.  We all know and realize that there are many people interested in the “supernatural” sphere in this world.  What they and we do not realize is that our God is a “Supernatural Being” and we all are connected to God.  

The difference is that when you are born again, you have an added benefit.  You are now able to contact God through the Holy Spirit (who lives within you).  The author wants to guide and give you the necessary keys to unlock the heavenly sphere to empower you as a Christian.  I believe that when I read this book I have taken so much from it, which enables me to understand God’s word and His purpose for my own life.  I feel more empowered and I feel that the author has inspired me to go deeper into the Word (Bible). 

Writing Style:

The author enjoyed writing this book which comes across as being “inspired by the Holy Spirit” to my thinking.  “Hosting the Supernatural” I believe was written in the first person.  The writing style is evocation as well as common place.  As I read the book I felt the author narrates his own personal experiences.

This was to my thinking a well-written book and I also must say very insightful.  As a teaching tool, I would think a person will definitely grow spiritually.  This book is an easy read and the scripture is used in backing up the authors believes.

The aim of this book is to help Christian and Christian Leaders to rise up through the challenges of the day and take their place in this world with great truths and knowledge which will make them a force to be reckoned with.

My Thoughts:

This book was a great investment and I must be honest I enjoyed the read.  I also took the time to do a little Bible study around the topics that were highlighted and I feel confident in that it helped me grow spiritually.

The message in the book is of a positive nature and it will inspire a person positively.  In the course of a couple of weeks, I have come to a conclusion that I am able to see many circumstances in a positive light and my experience are positively charged.

To say the least, I believe the book has inspired me to look at my personal relationship with the Lord and to actually draw closer to the Lord.  It also made me realize that the Lord does want more for me and that I can come to Him with my hearts desires and hopes and dreams.


On purchasing this book, be warned, you may grow spiritually!  Yes, I absolutely enjoyed this book and it is on my bedside table for a referral.

Friday, 5 May 2017

Keep an eye out: 21 May 2017 Daily Devotional Ebenezer will be available.


Yvette van Niekerk is a “stay at home mom” who lives in Emalahleni, South Africa.  She has a Diploma in Ministry and Leadership; Christian Life Training.  She is a committed Christian and always gives. Yvette van Niekerk is a “stay at home mom” who lives in Emalahleni, South Africa.  She has a Diploma in Ministry and Leadership; Christian Life Training.  She is a committed Christian and always gives of her very best.  She is married to Andus and lives with him and his two children.   She has three of her own children and three granddaughters. 

She published with Carpe Diem Media’ “Women who believe (Vroue wat glo)” an article in the publication 2014 and published a number of articles for an Insurance Company on their blog site.  She is an active member in her church teaching Sunday school.  She was a secretary and enjoyed writing reports and taking minutes. 

Yvette has a friendly disposition and loves Daily Devotionals.  She is constantly looking for something challenging and inspiring.  She is very passionate about the Word (Bible) and has been referred to as a Fanatic.  She constantly speaks of the Lord and will bring this into her conversations timely and untimely.  She is passionate about people and is constantly trying to improve her own life.  She struggles with dyslexia and has to constantly check her written articles.  Nothing is too great or too small from her point of view.  She dreams of being famous and traveling the world, winning souls for the Lord Jesus.f her very best.  She is married to Andus and lives with him and his two children.   She has three of her own children and three granddaughters. 

She published with Carpe Diem Media’ “Women who believe (Vroue wat glo)” an article in the publication 2014 and published a number of articles for an Insurance Company on their blog site.  She is an active member in her church teaching Sunday school.  She was a secretary and enjoyed writing reports and taking minutes. 


Yvette has a friendly disposition and loves Daily Devotionals.  She is constantly looking for something challenging and inspiring.  She is very passionate about the Word (Bible) and has been referred to as a Fanatic.  She constantly speaks of the Lord and will bring this into her conversations timely and untimely.  She is passionate about people and is constantly trying to improve her own life.  She struggles with dyslexia and has to constantly check her written articles.  Nothing is too great or too small from her point of view.  She dreams of being famous and traveling the world, winning souls for the Lord Jesus.

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