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#PrayerFriday

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2 Chronicles 7: 14 (TLB) “Then if my people will humble themselves and pray, and search for me, and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear them from heaven and forgive their sins and heal their land.”
Solomon brought sacrifices to the LORD and after his prayer, something fantastic happened. Fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices, and the glory of the LORD filled the temple.  We really have no idea how awesome that must have been to see the glory of God fill the temple.
We see the priests could not enter the temple because the glory of the LORD filled the LORD’s house. The Israelites all fell down on the pavement and worshipped and gave thanks to the LORD, saying “For he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.”
The temple is dedicated and then the LORD says “if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal th…

A New Beginning

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Genesis 13: 14 ESV The LORD said to Abram after Lot had separated from him, “Lift up your eyes and look from the place where you are, northward and southward and eastward and westward.”
I cannot believe how time seems to fly these days. It was December 2018 a minute ago and now we are at the end of January 2019. I feel excited and in good spirits, I read something Joyce Meyers wrote and it struck me that I am also facing a New beginning in my own life. 
As I meditate and focus on “Lift up your eyes and look from the place where you are,” I feel the Lord is also speaking to me. It seemed I would not get anywhere and nothing would work out for me. In my life, there are a couple of “naysayers” who are constantly trying to pull me down. The best part is God isn’t manipulated by these people. God has promised me; “plans for welfare and not for evil, to give me a future and hope.”
I am also getting excited because I am working on a strategic plan to start my own business, I have to do a coupl…

When I’m weak, You lift me up

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Romans 8: 26 KJV
“Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.”
God understands and knows us very well, in my current situation I have decided to leave my job in God’s hands. I believe God has a plan for my life and many times I just don’t have words to speak to God. My spirit becomes so low and despondent. The one thing I have come to realise God is always in control and He knows best.
I am so grateful for my job, you won’t believe me. I have been informed that my contract is being extended. Praise the Lord, I worry about my parents and it would be really difficult to help them if I am sitting at home not earning any cash.
God knows my heart and I believe that the Spirit helps me in my weaknesses. What an awesome God we serve.
I have been blessed with a salary for the next couple of months. What an awesome God I serve.
Prayer
Lord Jesus, thank Yo…

You’ll give an account of every careless word spoken.

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Matthew 12: 35 ESV “I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak.”
Have you tried to change your thinking lately? I think it’s very difficult to do this out of my own strength. I actually believe that I need the Holy Spirit so that I can change my thinking and the way I speak. I have been living in Mpumalanga for just over eight years and I believe my way of thinking and speaking has changed somewhat. Something we do not do in our home is curse or swearing. Without the Holy Spirit, it won’t be possible.
When the Holy Spirit prompts you or me to do something, we should obey and do whatever he shows us.   The Lord Jesus says that every sin will be forgiven but if we blaspheme against the Holy Spirit it will not be forgiven us. Rejecting the prompts from the Holy Spirit and constantly turning away for His guidance could be something seen as blaspheme of the Holy Spirit. I wouldn’t want to try the Lord in any way and especially when He sends…

Out of the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks.

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Proverbs 2: 6 ESV “For the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding;”
As I search my heart today, it is clear to me I would love to know the LORD Jesus better, my problem is I am not that focused. I want wisdom and knowledge and understanding. I also have come to realise that I seem to forget these days.
I am constantly reminding people around me to study God’s word. I think reading Proverbs each day can give us a guideline to our lives. We actually have to sit down and read the Bible. I know God wants to impart wisdom and understanding to each one of us. The problem is we aren’t that focused and we neglect to read the Bible as often as we should.
Proverbs 2: 10 ESV says “for wisdom will come into your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul:” Studying Gods Word will open our hearts to receive wisdom and knowledge. Again, we should be focused on God’s Word.
What to do? For God’s Word to take root in our lives we need to make time and spend time in Gods…

I'm daring to dream

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Philippians 3: 13 NIV “Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead,”
My daughter has been reminding me for some time to plan ahead. Looking towards something I want to attain and work on my plan. Last night I decided that it was time that I expand my cake business. I started classes teaching ladies how to decorate cakes but I believe I should fervently work on my mentoring.
My dream is to teach people the basic’s of cake baking and decorating and then teaching them the finer art of cake decorating. I have worked out a plan and I realize it is going to cost some money but if you truly want to the knowledge I’m sure you will invest in your future.
I also feel with my mentoring I am adding to our community and this is a good thing, people can start up their own little cake businesses and take it from there. I know woman love to bake and the prettier the cake the popular the baker…

When someone irritates me.

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Ephesians 4: 31Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.”
I am a very straight forward person. A spade is a spade. That kind of straight and please do not lie to me. I get super angry. Now when it comes to someone that truly irritates me I have no filters. The words "pop out" and I say what I feel and think. 
Yes, I know forgive this person and be kind, understanding and compassionate. My heart tells me to act in this way but my brain doesn't work like that. Reaching out is difficult and I struggle with to be a friendly person. Especially when I feel this person is defiant.  
Of course, I am working at being kinder and reaching out but it's very difficult for me. I forgive this person on a regular basis because I feel they manipulate the system to get their way. In Ephesians 4 verse 32 I am reminded to forgive as God has forgiven me. It takes me a while to get that forgiving in place.
It's beyond my understand…

The LORD my God goes with me!

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Deuteronomy 31: 6 NIV “Be strong and courageous, Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
Lord, my mouth is filled with your praise, and with your glory all the day. Lord, I will hope continually and will praise you yet more and more. As for me, it is good to be near God. I have made the Lord God my refuge, that I will tell of all your works.
As I focus my thoughts on the LORD, I know that God is walking with me today. Psalm 27 verse 13 says "I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living." Thank YOU, LORD, for this verse. I believe that You are taking me forward. I just don't always know the process but I am walking this road with YOU, step by step, little by little. Psalms 27 verse 14 reminds me "Wait for the LORD, be strong, and let your heart take courage wait for the Lord!" You are awesome my King and my God.
Today I want to remind you of P…

Rekindle your desire – seeking God!

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Psalm 119: 2 ESV
“Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, who seek him with their whole heart.”
We are reminded to love the LORD our God with all our heart and with all our soul and with all our might [Deuteronomy 6: 5]. Sometimes we need to rekindle our desires for God, in seeking Him. I know I am facing a situation and I cannot trust people, they go out of their way to hurt me. I can only trust in the Lord “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.” [Proverbs 3: 5].
Facing difficult situations and circumstance causes me to look for the LORD, I am constantly calling out to Him and I know that He is true to His word. “You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.” [Jeremiah 29: 13].
My question is do I truly love the LORD with all my heart? How will I gauge my love for the LORD? I think the LORD knows that I love Him with all my heart. I seek Him constantly, I fear that I am a disappointment to Him. I think there are times…