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#Grandmother #Faith

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#Grandmother #Faith

2 Timothy 1 : 5 AMP “I remember your sincere and unqualified faith [the surrendering of your entire self to God in Christ with confident trust in His power, wisdom, and goodness, a faith] which first lived in [the heart of] your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am confident that it is in you as well.”
We see the Apostle Paul speaking to Timothy and reminding him of his sincere and unqualified faith in the Lord and how it also spring forth from his grandmother and own mother.  Which brings me to the point in my own life.  We are examples to our children and remember they are constantly watching our movements and seeing how we react.  Taking me to my next point.
I saw an article about children and I must tell you that I didn’t know that but as I read it, I knew whatever I was doing in my younger years my children were watching me and would be doing the same thing going forward. Not sure of the exact details but according to Dr. James Dobson, a case study wa…

Good Morning and Hello World

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Today I want to invite you to come and join me on Rainbow Gospel Radio at 12 o'clock today GMT +2.  Should you like to chat to me on Facebook go to Rainbow Chat Room and one of the administrators will give you access.  Or if all else fails; contact me through my web page “ yvettevanniekerk.com”  Go to contact us and send me a message and I will respond to you.
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Do have a blessed wonderful day!

Who are you?

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Daniel 1: 20 KJV “And in all matters of wisdom and understanding, that the king enquired of them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and astrologers that were in all his realm."
Who are you, when you are alone and no one is watching?  Do you still work hard and diligently?  Do you do your best and keep up the good work?  Are you excelling in everything you do while there isn’t anybody around to see?
I think Daniel is one of those people that always excelled never mind who was watching.  He felt it was his duty to always go above and beyond.
We all face times when there isn’t anybody around and we can just sit back and relax.  The Boss left 10 minutes ago and the team feels a little relieved.  They don’t have to put in 100% of their attention and feel they are able to clown around.
Sit down and watch a movie, go for an hour long lunch and drink tea in the pause area for 20 minutes or even longer.  Sure there isn’t anybody to tell you, so you are most likely to g…

sTrIvInG tO sTaY fAitHful tO tYe lOrD

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Psalm 101: NKJV “I will behave wisely in a perfect way.  Oh, when will You come to me?  I will walk within my house with a perfect heart.”
Staying faithful to the Lord is something that I have been striving for, and I wonder if I will ever really succeed therein.  Have you actually read Psalm 101 from the beginning to the end?  This Psalm of David is one of the most touching Psalms I have read in a long, long time. 
First, off David starts the Psalm of with praises to the LORD and then he speaks of how he will behave in his own home.  I want to walk in his house with a perfect heart.  He also decided not to entertain any wickedness before his eyes and he will not be around people doing wrong.
As I read the next verse I agree with King David that it is my heart's desire to not entertain or have a perverse heart and that I don’t want to be associated with evil.
King David is truly wonderous as he considers his neighbor and that he will not allow anybody to slander them.  He also doesn’…

Feeling stuck?

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Ephesians 2: 7 AMP “[and He did this] so that in the ages to come He might [clearly] show the immeasurable and unsurpassed riches of His grace in [His] kindness towards us in Christ Jesus [ by providing for our redemption].”
Have you ever been in a situation where you are out of a job, your car breaks down, the washing machine packs up and your vacuum cleaner also breaks.  To make matters even more interesting the Refridgerator also give you some problems.  It doesn’t seem like a lot and I know someone will come with the thing about “Karma” but the fact of the matter is the utensils are old and would have given in any way.
If you read Ephesian chapter 2 verse 7 to 10 you will have a different point of view “Now God has us where he wants us, with all the time in this world and the next to shower grace and kindness upon us in Christ Jesus.”
I just love the part where it shows us we are exactly where God wants us, this very minute.  Yes we are facing a couple of obstacles and they do frustr…

“God-Wrestler” are you a “Jacob?”

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Genesis 32: 25 NOG “When the man saw that he could not win against Jacob, he touched the socket of Jacob’s hip so that it was dislocated as they wrestled.”
Can you imagine wrestling with God?  I think it was something amazing to experience.  Jacob seemed to be a strong man and he was very determined not to give up. 
I wonder what God thinks of us when we step into His wrestling ring.  As you place your foot on that mat and grab hold of God.  Are you willing to wrestle with God for something you need in your life this very minute?  Do you think it’s just not the right thing to do?
If you continue reading Genesis chapter 32 you will see that in the end “the man said, “But no longer, your name is no longer Jacob.  From now on it’s Israel (God-Wrestler); you’ve wrestled with God and you’ve come through.”  Oh my goodness, Jacob persevered and won.
We have many battles and we should choose them and not step into every fight we encounter.  The war is still to come and while we are still prepari…

#Repentance - #Teshuva(T'shuva)

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Isaiah 9: 13 AMP “Yet the people do not turn back [in repentance] to Him who struck them, Nor do they seek the LORD of hosts [as their most essential need].”
Isaiah is speaking to the people and telling them what is wrong in their lives.  Israel is heading in the wrong direction and the LORD is warning them through Isaiah.  As we meditate and focus on God’s word today, are you heading in the right direction?  The path you took; is it still the right one?  Are you so busy now that you just don’t seem to find the time to spend with God?
Looking at the word Teshuva it means “to turn back.” We need to turn away from evil and turn back to God.  Sometimes we make a decision to do a specific thing and by taking that decision we start moving into another direction.  Perhaps you met this man or woman and you believe they are the right person for you.  As you grow in the relationship you find they love partying and drinking and smoking, which you absolutely don’t do.  In the mean time, you start …

Listen to God's word and obey it!

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Deuteronomy 6: 4-9 AMP “Hear, O Israel!  The LORD is our God, the LORD is one [the only God]!  You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and mind and with all your soul and with all your strength [your entire being].  These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be [written] in your heart and mind.  You shall teach them diligently to your children [impressing God’s precepts on their minds and penetrating their hearts with His truths] and shall speak of them when you sit in your house and when you walk on the road and when you lie down and when you get up.  And you shall bind them as a sign on your hand(forearm), and they shall be used as bands (frontals, frontlets) on your horsehead.  You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.”
I read somewhere that the Jewish believers have been taught to pray the “Shema” since long before the Lord Jesus Christ.  This prayer is taken directly from Deuteronomy chapter 6 the LORD God commanded the Israelit…

You are covered by day and by night

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Exodus 13: 21 AMP “The [presence of the] LORD was going before them by day in a pillar (column) of the cloud to lead them along the way, and in a pillar of fire by night to give them light, so that they would travel by day and by night.”
Reading the Hebrew words and their means for some the words today I want to tell you about the word “Ananei HaKavod which means the Cloud of Glory.”  I was so impressed by the meaning I really wanted to share my thinking.  It is said that the Jewish Rabbis called this cloud the “Ananei HaKavod.”  They teach that in this cloud God provides for His people and that God keeps them safe.  Now that is inside the cloud.  I also realized that without the cloud the people would have been fearful but the knew God was with them during their travels because of the cloud, they saw His presence with them.  God sustained them during their travel through the desert for 40 years.
Life can come at you from all angles and you might just be facing a trial right now.  In…

I stand in Awe of God

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2 Corinthians 13: 5AMP “Test and evaluate yourselves to see whether you are in the faith and living your lives as [committed] believers.  Examine yourselves [not me]!  Or do you not recognize this about yourselves [by an ongoing experience] that Jesus Christ is in you – unless indeed you fail the test and are rejected as counterfeit?”
The Apostel Paul is reminding each and every one of us to test and evaluate ourselves to see whether we are in the faith and if we are living our lives as committed believers.  As I sit here and think about my own personal walk with the Lord I believe that I am a committed believer.  I fear the Lord my God with all my being.  I believe that I respect and have reverence for the LORD my God and I worship God on and off.  I read that the word fear is translated “yirah” in Hebrew.  This means “awe” which also refers to “respect, reverence, and worship.”
I am constantly examining my own personal relationship with the LORD.  I believe this is an ongoing proce…

Are you being pushed away or pulled in?

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Galatians 4: 19 NKJV “Until Christ is formed in you.”
Being born again is one thing and renewing your mind is another thing, it is a process that is taking time.  Once the concept of becoming a newborn Christian has taken place there will be a process that is going to take place in changing you to becoming more and more like the Lord Jesus.
The only way you are able to become more and more like the Lord Jesus is during your intimate time you spend with the Lord.  You are building a relationship with God and the only way to do that is through studying God’s Word – The Bible and your quiet time with the Lord.  This needs to be done on a daily basis.
As young Christians, you start forming an alliance with the Lord.  You become more and more like the Lord and you are able to recall many scriptures.  Now God is changing you from the inside and you are being Holy.
Just as you think you almost got this down to a T, you start to find that things happen which constantly are pushing you in all…

pEople pLeasers?

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Galatians 1: 10 NLT “I'm not trying to win the approval of people, but of God.”
It’s easy to fall into that trap of trying to please everybody and trying to keep everybody happy because you want some peace and quiet at home.  The problem with that is that you are constantly walking on eggs. 
Then there are times when you are supposed to be doing things that are pleasing to the Lord but you also have to keep everybody around you happy.  Causing you to slip up with your quiet time and bible reading. 
If you are anything like me, you need to stand up for what you believe in, I am supposedly a freak because I can only speak about the LORD.  I have other interests but to be honest I love to talk about God.
I found when I was working that people couldn’t really get along with me because they felt uncomfortable in my company.  I was told that I acted “holy than thou” which to my way of thinking wasn’t the case.  I was just trying to be friendly and kind, listening to what people said …

tHe dArkest hOur oF the nIght cOmes jUst bEfore the dAwn.

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Galatians 6: 9AMP “Let us not grow weary or become discouraged in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap if we do not give in.”
I am thinking of a specific person in my personal life, this lady is hard working and really goes the extra mile.  I just feel sorry that she has been influenced by someone in her own personal life.  This lady has the ability to be friendly, stay kind and is normally very generous. 
The funny thing is this person was always doing good deeds and never trying to receive accolades and cheers of greatness until the person she knows started pointed out that she is not getting these important accolades.
My dear friend doesn't lose heart and do not grow weary and do not become discouraged in doing good, for you will receive at the proper time and you will reap if you do not give in.  Life can be trying at times and it isn’t easy but I think God wants each and every one of us to get up and dust ourselves off.  Do the good we can and never stop being kind a…

Are you Happy?

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Psalm 37: 4-5 AMP “Delight yourself in the LORD, and He will give you the desires and petitions of your heart.  Commit your way to the LORD; trust in Him also and He will do it.”
Today as you start your day I want to encourage you to take the first couple of minutes of your day and think of all the good things that you have received during this week.  Sit down and make a list.  Looking for each gift or surprise that came your way.  Now think of the person who gave it to you, and then say thank you.
Now think of all the wonderful gifts God has given you during this week.  Write it down and think of the people that do not have half the gifts you have right now in your life.  Then go and take delight in the LORD.
By making a mental note you cannot actually perceive the amount of great and wonderful things that you have received from the LORD.  It will disappear like mist in the sunlight.
It is with great pleasure and with enthusiasm LORD that we come before YOUR throne today.  Oh dear, LORD…

God is good!

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In my mind, God is good, all the time and all the time God is good. Bringing praise and worship and honor to God. Saying thank You Lord for this great opportunity. Praising and worshiping God's Holy Name. Standing in awe before a Holy and Might God. Holding my focus on the Might God and Only God I love. God is good, all the time. All the time, God is good.
As I meditate and focus on God tonight I want to encourage you to agree with me. God is a good, good Father.  God cares and loves each one of us.  
We are in His shelter

Jealousy in marriages?

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1 John 4: 18 AMP “There is no fear in love [dread does not exist].  But perfect (complete, full-grown) love drives out fear, because fear involves [the expectation of divine] punishment, so the one who is afraid [of God’s judgment] is not perfected in love [has not grown into a sufficient understanding of God’s love].”
This is my second marriage and to be honest I struggled terribly with feelings of inferiority and feeling jealous.  This has been a thorn in my side for many years.  Well, one day feeling miserable and so jealous I could die I realized something.  If I truly loved my husband and I had such terrible feeling of being jealous where was the love?
Love covers everything and love is understanding and always believes the very best of the person you love.
Now as I was extremely jealous I was constantly monitoring my husband's cell phone, checking his every move.  Any strange numbers on the phone I would call them the next day and if it was a woman I would be extremely angry.  …

Prayer of Thanks

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Daniel 2: 23 “I thank You and praise You, O God of my Fathers, For You have given me wisdom and power; even now You have made known to me what we requested of You, for You have made known to us [the solution to] the king’s matter.”
Some battle can be intense I mean really intense you feel that if you don’t win this battle your whole life is going to fall apart.  Then you find on the other hand that in the midst of the battle you actually should have been praying about this particular problem but the carnal you thought better.  Are you able to relate?
My battles are intense for me but in fact, they probably aren’t that big of a problem, I think they are more focused on relationship issues and to be honest I have to work hard at it.
Daniel was faced with a problem and it would have affected all of them Daniel and the rest of the Kings wise men.  Daniel was a Godfearing man and spoke to God all the time.  What I like about Daniel is that he brings praise and worships the LORD God his Father…

Write it down

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Proverbs 16: 3 KJV “Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.”
As I sit here thinking about what it is that I want, it occurred to me that I have a tiny little ministry on the go.  You know I love blogging and I love to write down my thoughts about a given topic.  It, of course, is my heart's desire to spread the Good News across the world.  I have been working on this for about 7 years and to be honest, it is a slow crawl for me.  I have a number of regulars that give my blog a quick view and move on, as most of us actually do.
While I have been meditating and thinking about what it is I actually want I decided to write it down and bring it before the Lord today.  As I read Proverbs chapter 16 verse 3 it reminded me that for something to really happen I need to check in with the most important person in my own life.  Who is that?  Well the LORD of course.  So here we go, you are my witness and I am writing down my thoughts and hopes and dreams.
LORD God,…