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Pray for open doors!

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#opendoors; #yvettevanniekerk

Colossians 4: 2 – 4 ESV Further Instructions Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison – that I may make it clear, which is how I out to speak.
Thank You, Abba Father for the rain.It is so lovely, the refreshing smell of rain, the earth is soaking up the water. We have been waiting for this rain and it is so refreshing. Lord, thank You, that You have sent rain.
Today Lord, it is my heart’s desire that I may come into Your presence and bring You, praise. Lord telling You how grateful I am for all the good things You have given me. Lord, thank You for my home, Lord, thank You for my husband and children and grandchildren. Lord thank You that You are in control over my finances and that YOU provide according to my needs. Lord, I am so grateful for the business you provide.
Today, Lord I …

In my Old age I still want to dream big dreams

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Acts 2: 17

"God says, In the last days I will pour out my Spirit upon all people. Your young men will see visions and your old men will dream dreams."

Look at the last part of this verse "your old men dream dreams." I am never going to stop dreaming. I am still praying the Jabez prayer.  "LORD, bless me indeed. Enlarge my territory."  I also believe and confess that "God is able to do exceeding abundantly beyond all that I can ask or think." Lord, help me to ask and think the way YOU want me to.

Lord, I am asking you to reveal all sin in my life so that I am able to confess it and get it out of the way. I want to live my life according to Your Word. I want to draw near to You and I am asking you to give me big dreams, I want to life my life fulfilled according to Your Word.

I am seated in heavenly places with You LORD Jesus Christ, help me to take up my seat with You. Show me the way forward. Guide me and teach me, create in me a pure heart and…

Small Thinking

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Ephesians 3: 20 – 21 ESV “Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
Small thinking caused me to limit myself. I didn’t think that I am blessed or even worthy of blessings but God has opened the doors to my wildest dreams. I wanted to travel the world like my sister, go to Europe,  America’s and even to Egypt.
I thought about this and prayed about this, I am not envious of my sister or my brother for that fact, I believe God blesses them each and every day. I was just feeling sorry for myself and because of my small thinking through it impossible to travel anywhere in any case.
Then last year while I was praying I said to the Lord Jesus, Lord I want to visit my brother in Australia, I don’t know how and I don’t know when. I do want to visit him and his family. Anyway, I left that thought with the Lord.My b…

The leftovers

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Mark 7: 28 - 30 "Yes, Lord," she replied, "but even the dogs under the table eat the children's crumbs." Then he told her, "For such a reply, you may go; the demon has left your daughter." She went home and found her child lying on the bed, and the demon was gone."
I know I mess up each and every day. Doing worse the day before. I believe I won't make it through today without making an error. But I really try. Why do I keep on failing? I believe because I am a woman, and human.

I think about the faith of a Syrophoenician Woman, she approached the Lord Jesus hoping that He would heal her daughter who was demon-possessed. She spoke to the Lord Jesus and didn't the feeling of "entitlement" no she said that even the dogs eat the crumbs under the table. She didn't believe that she was "entitled" to receive anything from Jesus.

She was happy to receive any leftovers there may be for her. I look at this and I believe we …

The Power Of God's Love

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Matthew 25: 37 - 40 ESVThen the righteous will answer him, saying,  "Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you,  or thirsty and give you drink?  And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you,  or naked and clothe you?  And when did we see you sick  or in prison and visit you?"  And the King will answer them,  "Truly, I say to you,  as you di's it to one of the least of these,  my brothers, you did it to me."
I believe the power of God's love works through you and me. We have the ability to help and serve other people. We can identify a need and help that person. Sometimes we don't have the ability but we do know people who do. Then we should help people. 
I am not working right now and I have started up my own little business, I bake cakes and I was under the impression I won't be that busy. God sure has been faithful and boy have I been busy every week. 
Lord please help me to help Your people, in Jesus Christs name amen

Please Lord, help me to be more forgiving

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1 John 2: 11 "He who hates his brother is in darkness and walks in darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes."
Today, Lord I come into Your presence and I want to pray about my own life. Lord I don't want to hate anybody in my life. There are people that irritate me and people that I am angry with today and as I pray about my own life. It is clear to me that I am struggling with hate the root to my unforgiveness right now.
You know the two people I truly despise and cannot stand. Lord, this evening I come humbly before You and I pray to forgive me. I have sinned against YOU Lord and them. Lord, I forgive them and I set them free in Jesus Christ name. Lord, I come asking You to please forgive me. I have been struggling forever with these feelings and I am asking You forgive me. I forgive them and set them free. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen

Learning how to change the way I see myself.

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Someone says something to me and I respond but that's just the way I am.  I want to change my perspective of myself and the best way forward I believe is to improve on my way of thinking. The Word says that we need to renew our minds and I think this renewing has to take place daily. I know I have been referred to as not the "sharpest knife in the draw." The funny thing is I have accepted these comments.

Enough! God has a plan for my life, I cannot stay where I am because people feel they have the right to judge me. I know I am a work in progress, God is changing me each day a little at a time. I feel I want to be flexible and adaptable in God's hands. He is the one forming me right now.

Judgment is something I struggle with, I can see someone and I know what their problem is and I have already made up my mind about them. I actually judged them. O my word. I know and realize the God has begun a good work in me and will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.

I am …

When God moves people, for me.

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Psalm 9: 1 – 4 “To the Choirmaster: According to Muth-Labben. A Psalm of David. I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart; I will recount all of your wonderful deeds. I will be glad and exult in you; I will sing praise to your name, O Most High. When my enemies turn back, they stumble and perish before your presence. For you have maintained my just cause; you have sat on the throne, giving righteous judgment.”
I have come to realize something significant in my own life today. I have seen how people in high positions have been doing what they can to stop me from working. The first person moved and there was the opening for me. Then for the last couple of weeks, I had been told without a doubt that I am going home and the job will not be offered to me again.
I become tearful and unhappy because I am in need of my job and with my cash, I am able to help someone. So I resided at the thought that well I’m out and that’s that. Well then before the month closes the person who was adaman…

Unwholesome words!

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Ephesians 4:29(AMP)29 Do not let unwholesome [foul, profane, worthless, vulgar] words ever come out of your mouth, but only such speech as is good for building up others, according to the need and the occasion, so that it will be a blessing to those who hear [you speak]. 

I find that most people are profane, they don't care what they say and swearing is part of their daily vocabulary. How sad, that we cannot speak to each other with wholesome words. Instead, it's so cool to swear and use vulgar words.

What happened to be civil with each other and what happened to people being kind and understanding, having patience and compassion for each other. Are we so caught up in our own little world that we cannot be kind and civil any longer?

People grumble and moan all the time, on one shows that they are grateful and the best is they have so much to be grateful over.

I listen to people speaking to their spouse or partners and my word there is no civility, being married makes the way w…

Pray from your heart!

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Matthew 6:5(AMP)5 “Also, when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites; for they love to pray [publicly] standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets so that they may be seen by men. I assure you and most solemnly say to you, they [already] have their reward in full."
I have come to realise that lately, I have been reciting a prayer each and every day, I haven't really been praying from my heart.  Sadly this has placed me in a difficult position making me feel inadequate and without direction.

I have been so busy with all kinds of things keeping me from really expressing my hearts feelings and thoughts. 

Preaching to myself this afternoon, humbly coming before the LORD, bring my heartfelt desires and expressing my feelings. I have realised that I have been burning the candle both side and I am facing a burnout.

Exhaustion is creeping up on me and I feel hopeless at times because I have no real source of connection to the LORD. I am reading the Word praying praye…

June was a stress filled month for me:

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Psalm 37: 5 "Commit your way to the LORD, trust in Him, and he will act."
It's been a difficult month for me, I have committed my way to the LORD, in the hope that I will continue to work. I have so many responsibilities and I would hate to drop the people who are depending on me.

I feel hopeful and believe that nothing is impossible with God and actually if all turns out the way I think it will, I should be continuing with my work.

God has never let me down in the past I don't think He will be doing this going forward.

I have a number of projects running and I believe God is working on my behalf.

Prayer

Humbly O, LORD my God I take refuge in You, I know there are people standing against me and is pushing with all their might to get rid of me. LORD as King David prayed in Psalm 7 I come humbly in prayer asking that YOU LORD, will help me. O LORD my GOD, if I have done this, if there is wrong in my hands, if I have repaid my friends with evil or plundered my enemy wit…

Scripture for Friday

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Psalm 37:3(AMP) 3  Trust [rely on and have confidence] in the Lord and do good; Dwell in the land and feed [securely] on His faithfulness.


Lord, You know how I feel about people who act like hooligans, they just cannot stop themselves and think its quite all right.
I know Your word says we should pray for them. I also know that we all will give a report on what we have done in our lives. Please, Lord, help me get over this and move forward in Jesus Christ's name. Amen

Are you expecting to be disappointed?

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Zechariah 9: 12
"Return to your stronghold, O prisoners of hope; today I declare that I will restore to you double."
Are you expecting to be disappointed? I think that we should not think in terms of disappointment. I am expecting God to give me hope and a future. I am expecting good things to follow me all the days of my life. I am putting my hope in the Lord.

When I think of the Lord Jesus I expect only good things to follow me because He died on the cross for my sins. I believe that Jesus is in control over my life and He came to save me. He called me by my name and I belong to Him.

You know the devil comes with lies and he whispers them in your ear all day long. Telling you that you won't make it and nothing good can ever come your way. All lies I tell you, we should turn our focus to the Lord Jesus, He loves us and will answer all our prayers.

Lord Jesus, thank You for today, for my friends and family. I am expecting double for my trouble and Lord I am grateful tha…

Scripture for Sunday - advancing on to maturity and perfection and spiritual completeness

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Hebrews 6:1(AMP)The Peril of Falling Away6 Therefore let us get past the elementary stage in the teachings about the Christ, advancing on to maturity and perfection and spiritual completeness, [doing this] without laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God,  RELATED RESOURCES:
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Scripture for Saturday

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Philippians 3:13-14(AMP)13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider that I have made it my own yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the [heavenly] prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. 

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