Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Help feeding hungry people

Help feeding the hungry .....

Today I am asking for some advise....

I know there are people out in the world that really care about other people going to bed hungry.  Tonight I just need to hear how you feed the hungry in your respective countries. I live in South Africa and although we do have soup kitchens and we do have homeless shelters we also do have people in the streets or people in informal settlements that do not work (not because they are lazy, but because they can't find work) and who beg for just a slice of bread.

Just tonight again (like most of the days) I had a homeless man asking for food and then off course I abide to being Gods servant and give.  God knows how this burdens my heart as I dont like to see people suffer when I eat a meal every night.  

So I was thinking what if everybody with left over food can take their left overs to a specific place (like the police station) or a diffrent point as our churches are closed.  People can then go to the police station to ask for something to eat, in that way they don't roam the streets and they can at least get something to eat.

I really need advise from people as to what we can do to to help feed the hungry.  Please let me know what you do in your countries or I am just open to some advise.

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Let us help those in need!

Thursday, 15 August 2013

I trust You Lord

We can absolutely trust in God.....

So many people are going through such challenging times around the world. Today, I want to let them know once again, that no matter what you are going through, no matter what challenges you are facing, you can trust in our Father God. Just persevere, just hold on to Him. Let your heart connect to His heart and no one would ever be able to break that strong bond that will be there. Remember always that Jesus loved us first and He will NEVER let us go, no matter what. Always remember that HIS grace is sufficient for us. Remember that HE will carry you through your problems. Just hold HIS hand and don't let go!
I would like to uplift your spirit today with a song from +James Fortune about trusting in God. Please read the words and if you can download the song and sing it from your soul. God will NEVER let you go.. you can TRUST HIM.

I Trust You: by James Fortune & Fiya

One of the most difficult things to do is
find yourself in a storm and
while in that storm it seems like everyone who you
thought you could count on has
well walked away;
Sometimes it seems like even God Himself has
forgotten about you.
But in spite of it all you should still be able
to lift your hands and say
"Lord, I trust You"
Even though I can’t see
and I can’t feel your touch
I will trust you Lord
how I love you so much
though my nights may seem long
and I feel so alone
Lord my trust is in YOU
I surrender to you
so many painful thoughts
travel through my mind
and I wonder how
I will make it through this time
but I’ll trust (it's not easy) Lord it's not easy
sometimes the pain in life (make you seem so far away) makes you seem far away, but I’ll trust you I need to know your here(as long as I know you are here Father I know I can make it) through the tears and the pain (thank you Jesus) through the heartache and rain I’ll trust you (oh God I trust YOU sometimes it’s so hard because everything that I see tells me not to believe)
everything that I see
tells me not to believe
but I’ll trust you Lord
you have never failed me
my past still controls me(things that happen to me 10 years ago)
will this hurt ever leave?
I can only trust YOU
no one loves like you do
(but it’s the painful thoughts)
but I’ll trust you
Lord it’s not easy
sometimes the pain in my life
makes you seem far away
but I’ll trust you
I need to know you’re here
(through the tears)
through the tears and the pain
through the heartache and rain
(anybody had to cry late in the midnight hour)
(listen somebody's going through something right now and the devil is trying to convince you that there’s no way you can make it out, he said there is no way you are going to be able to get out this situation, but I wish somebody would make the devil out of a lie right now and lift your hands and say God I will trust you I don't know how you are going to do it, I don't know when you are going to show up, but God I know you going to do it God I know you going to bring me out, if that's you come on and lift your voice and say I will)
I can I will I must trust you
I will
trust you
I will
trust you
I’ll trust you
I will
God will make a way

Monday, 12 August 2013

The " Ultimate " gift of God: Grace

The journey of life

The journey of life .... day by day .... will never be pain free, it will never be without any challenges ...... God did not promise us an easy life ..... even to those of us that call ourselves a son or daughter of Christ .... But even in difficulties, it is a life that will be totally worth all the struggles and pain as He will one day be waiting for us when our journey ends.  He will be waiting for us with open arms and say: "Oh my child, I love you and although your journey on earth was tough you have run the race with Me in mind and it was all worth it".  I cannot wait for the day when Jesus and His angels will welcome me/us with open arms and because I believe in His grace and I  know it by faith and not by my works, I know this is so. 


Ephesians 2:8-9 tells us :"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith - and this not from yourselves , it is the gift of God - not by works, so that no one can boast"

Yes, sure life is tough when we see people suffer, having nothing to eat, when they don't even have the luxury of having the basic necessities of life like a nice warm bath at night or a warm bed to sleep in. Yes, life can be heart rendering and at times I "file" so many things in my "I don't understand it" file, but Jesus says when we just press on it will all be worth it. I believe this in faith.  The real challenge is that even though we go through things in our lives we still need to be the "face of grace" to those people in need. That is what God expects from us. 
I love the version in The Message, Philippians 3:14 that is focused on the Goal, telling us:  "I'm not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don’t get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I’ve got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I’m off and running, and I’m not turning back".  
I do believe in life we have to be the hands and feet of Jesus. We have to show Grace to the world. But do we really know what Grace is. Grace is how Jesus wants us to be. Grace does not judge, it does not boast, it does not pity people or resent people, it does not think it is better than others, NO, Grace is humble like Jesus, it is compassionate, it loves through the eyes of Jesus. Yes, we can't "change" the world but we surely can change or touch the lives of at least one person. Just one person at a time is all it can take.  How would you feel when you help somebody and you actually see that person change, getting better from an illness or start believing again, seeing the Glory of God illuminating the soul of that person. To be able to make a difference in the life of somebody else is a blessing.


So today, think of a person in need, a person you know that has difficulties, think of some ways you can help or support that person. You don't have to think "big". The best ideas in the world started off small. It is the small things in live that could be more effective. Sit and ponder and think how you can make a difference in the life of that person............ I am going to ............. (Do it). Don't wait and miss your opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus. After all, His grace is FREE. It is a FREE gift. We don't have to do anything or boast about anything to get HIS approval. It starts small.
What can you thank God for today as you sit and think of your life. What can you thank Him for that He set you free from. Thank Him and start accepting His Grace in your life today! By the grace of God we can overcome our past, our pain, our sins our "I am not good enough", "I will never be able to be anything". Yes we will. The Grace of God helps all of us to overcome everything  and to accept who we are in Christ Jesus. 

Hebrews 13:5 (MSG) :" Don’t be obsessed with getting more material things. Be relaxed with what you have. Since God assured us, “I’ll never let you down, never walk off and leave you,” we can boldly quote, God is there, ready to help; I’m fearless no matter what. Who or what can get to me?"


Thank you Jesus that YOU opened up my heart so that I can see myself through your eyes - that Yes because of Your grace I am good enough. Thank you that I don't have to do anything to deserve your grace, that it is a free gift, You died on the cross for ALL OF US. I am truly nothing without You in my life. Life has no meaning if You are not in it. Oh I would be nothing without Your grace. Your grace is AMAZING! Thank you once again Father God that I can stand up as a daughter of the Greatest King and say Your grace is sufficient for me. Jesus thank you for Your Grace, thank you that You had all of us in mind the day you died on the cross. All for your Glory Father God!
The words of this song I have sung so many times in my life but only when God opened my heart letting me in on His wonderful Grace, when I realised what Jesus has done for me on the cross, that I do not have to do anything to "win" His approval but I can just be myself, THAT DAY, the day the reality sank in, the reality of His grace, that day I have seen these words so differently. Wow, thank you Jesus for opening my heart.
Amazing Grace
How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost
but now I'm found
Was blind
But now I see

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Jesus BE THE CENTER ... Its all about YOU

Jesus be the Center

Today just meditate on making Jesus the center of your life. Whatever you might be going through just meditate on the words below and make it all about HIM.  He after all is the reason, He is the reason God has extended us GRACE, because HE loves us so much, unconditionally. 

I pray the words of the song by +Hillsong United 's Darlene Zschech will bless your heart today. When you have time listen to the song but let the words of the song speak to you as you meditate today on making Jesus the Center of your life.

Jesus be the Center (by Darlene Zschech)

Jesus at the center of it all
Jesus at the center of it all
From beginning to the end
It will always be, it's always been You
Jesus, Jesus

Nothing else matters,
Nothing in this world will do
'Cause Jesus You're the center,
Everything revolves around You
Jesus You,
At the center of it all,
At the center of it all

Jesus be the center of my life
Jesus be the center of my life
From beginning to the end
It will always be, it's always been You
Jesus, Jesus

Nothing else matters,
Nothing in this world will do
'Cause Jesus You're the center,
Everything revolves around You
Jesus You

From my heart to the Heavens,
Jesus be the center
It's all about You,
Yes it's all about You

Jesus be the center of  Your church
Jesus be the center of  Your church
And every knee will bow
And every tongue shall confess You
Jesus, Jesus
Jesus, Jesus,
Jesus, Jesus,
Jesus, Jesus

From my heart to the Heavens,
Jesus be the center
It's all about You,
Yes it's all about You

It's all about You, all about You, Jesus

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

"That" deep place .... where only God goes

"That" deep place ... where only God goes.

Psalm 28:7 (NIV) :"The Lord is my strength and my shield; in Him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him"

God knows our hearts spiritually, He knows what we are thinking and He knows what we are going through every second.  Is that not just great.  He knows exactly what I need in order for me to be restored back to "health".  He knows what I lack and He knows what I need.  He knows what my soul needs in times of trouble.  This is a very humbling thought for me. Imagine that! The God that made this whole universe and the heavens and all the living creatures, that amazing God knows my every thought and my hurts and my longings AND what is even more amazing is that He understands what I am going through and He loves me unconditionally and His GRACE is sufficient, as no matter what I go through, He is there and He loves me with my thoughts and my pain. Wow, thank you Lord God that no matter what I go through YOU love me just as I am. I am humbled by YOUR love for me!

1 Chronicles 28:9 (Message) :"For God examines every heart and sees through every motive. If you seek Him, he’ll make sure you find him" 

God knows me better

God knows me better than I will ever know myself, God knows when my heartbeat is weak, when my heart is hurting, when it is no longer beating life but it is beating despair - slow and painful - in that deep place, the place only He goes. Lord hear, oh hear my heartbeat!
Lord God, You are the God of the "unseen" world. The world of faith. Let me not only put my hope in what I can see with my eyes and hear with my ears, but let me put my hope in You, the Lord of the unseen as You will never let me down, although I am silent and go into "that" deep place, the deep place where I met You, I know YOU understand, I know You will lift me high on the wings of eagles and give me new life when You have strengthen me.
You count my heartbeats Lord until you strengthen me and take me out of that deep place, the place I let no one in BUT YOU.

You allow me to have a "human day"

Lord You understand me and even "allow" me to have a human day, you don't judge me but You love me unconditionally even when I have a human day.

  • When I ask You questions
  • When I have a depressed day
  • When I feel insecure and unsure
  • When I don't like what has happened
  • When I feel angry
  • When my faith is shaken
Yes God, You still love me and You understand my heart, don't judge me.... BUT .... YOU kiss my heart better with Your gentle Spirit. So soon I will let go of yesterday and run the race again.

Psalm 42:5 "Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise Him, my salvation"


My invitation to You my God

I invite God, my God of the unseen world to sit at the feet of my soul, the place I let no one in. He turns to me and tells me:" My child it is fine to let someone in", but I cant as I need to just be silent, I can only let YOU in for now my Lord, only YOU understand, only YOU don't judge, only YOU can heal my soul, in that deep place only YOU are allowed in.
Then suddenly I heard a voice in my "deep" place ... the place where nobody goes  ...... "It is ME, I love you my child, I understand ... but we need to have a heart-to-heart". I answered yes Father, I am still here ... we can talk. God spoke in such beautiful tones through my heart, so gentle and loving ... I understand my child ... it will all be better ...... I will give you strength just put your hope in me ... take baby steps ... moment by moment, little steps on your soul. 

Hebrews 13:5-6 For He has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?”

The times I thought I was all alone in that deep place ... the deep place only You entered, You were actually working on me, strengthening me!  When I thought I was all alone at times I was not, you were there with me ... holding me ... giving me wisdom and strength, equipping me for my brighter future .... You were at work in me, at work in my hidden places, YOUR awesome power at work.  You now showed me beauty again, those little things I missed, the striking rainbow, the beautiful sunrise .... You said don't feel pressured but just have faith!

Lord God ...

I was bruised but never broken
Wounded but always had hope
Tired but You promised I will run
You were the music to my soul
Lord You always had plans for me
Plans for a brighter tomorrow
Plans of joy, plans for a new me
You are the only One ...
Who could ever change my mourning
into dancing
Thank you, thank you Father God
for the gift You have given me
The "place" I met You
I had a Friend for LIFE in YOU

My prayer:

Lord thank you that You know our hearts inside out, that You can go into that deep place and heal our hearts and give us new meaning in our lives as we trust You and You show us that Your mercy is new every morning. All for YOUR glory God.

 Eph. 6:2  "Finally, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power!"


Thursday, 1 August 2013

Soar like an Eagle

Isaiah 40:31 "Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.  They will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint"

God wants us to put our hope in Him so our strength can be renewed. He promises us that our strength will be renewed, BUT, we must put our hope in Him. When we are tired and weary it is easy to be discouraged, to not feel like breathing, not to set any goals for the future and not to even care about the things happening around us at times. Sometimes not even to take one step further. BUT ... then we can become thankful because of God's love for us, because He has given each one of us a measure of faith, He cares so much for us that He has given us a promise, a promise He Himself will never break, "Those that put their HOPE in ME!" This is a promise of GREAT STRENGTH! We will soar like eagles.

Eagles are magnificent

Eagles are magnificent creatures, they are the most powerful birds in the world. They are graceful but powerful.  They are creatures of freedom.  They are known for their GREAT STRENGTH, power, their boldness, dependability, courage and faithfulness. WOW, what a promise.  They can ride the most difficult currents of wind, NOTHING gets them under.

I don't think any of us have ever seen an eagle that flaps its wings flap, flap, in the air when it flies. No way, IT SOARS!  That is what God wants us to be like. He has given us that authority so why not take that with both hands and lets SOAR. Lets stop flapping lets start soaring! Wow this excites me.

Just like it is important for us to try and make the Fruits of the Spirit part of our lives, to love, have joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness & self-control (Gal 5:22-23) it is also important for us to always try and "DO THE RIGHT THING", no matter what, just always do the right thing! It is important for us to :
  • Love God with all our might
  • Love our families and neighbours
  • Be grateful even in the little
  • Be humble
  • Be loyal and trustworthy
  • Always be honest
  • Work hard
  • Don't be materialistic but be giving
  • Respect others
  • Be faithful in all you do
  • Don't worry but have faith
  • Be cheerful and enjoy life
Eagles learn from young to fight and survive as their mothers constantly push them to do better, sometimes pushing them out of the nest, but the mother always flies down with the young eagle and carries him to safety.  That I believe is what God wants for us at times. He will push us and push us to do the right thing for our lives but He will always carry us to safety.  We cant gain anything without pain!  Get up and try again.

Although life can be a struggle at times we can have courage just like the eagle and reach the highest peaks and soar.  The higher we climb the better our view will be.  We don't want our struggles and difficulties to have power over us. We must be like the eagle, don't give up, persevere and soar above our struggles and make sure we have the control.

Be expectant

We need to learn to always be expectant. It is time to soar, not flap, time to soar with the eagles!

We must be expectant and know that God will come through for us.  Even when life beats you down, stay expectant and put your hope in God.  Don't try and do things yourself, no stay expectant and know that God will be there. He has promised us.  The promise from God to us is that we will no longer be weary but He will strengthen us, He will make sure that when we put our hope in Him He will not let us down, He will give us wings to fly like eagles, to soar against strong winds. Wow, thank you Father God for your promise to us.


Father God, thank you for Your promise that we no longer have to be tired and weary that You will give us strength when we put our hope in You. Thank you that You just absolutely love us so much. Thank you that You are my Rock in times of need, thank you that You will give us wings to fly like eagles, High above the winds that want to blow us down. Father help us to always do the right thing! Help us to be Your helping hand to this sad world, a world that needs You so very much. All for Your glory God!