Sunday, 7 December 2014

If you only knew ....

What an amazing Saviour we have.. 


Jesus full of unconditional love for us, full of grace, full of kindness and compassion. Jesus our Living Water, when we accept Him we will never thirst again.  Jesus comes to us during the weakest times in our lives, He humbles Himself to lift us and to show us that He will NEVER forsake us.  If you only knew that this Saviour who is the servant of His people, but yet the greatest MAN that has ever lived will NEVER hold your past mistakes or your present failures against you.  He is a gracious God who cares for you so deeply.

Jesus as we celebrate Your birth this month may we be grateful that You will never leave us or forsake us and that Your grace is so tangible and real.  Thank you for loving us so much and thank you for a never ending friendship and relationship that we have with You. Amen!

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Jesus You are the keeper of my heart

Jesus ... keeper and caretaker of my heart!


 
 
 
Our awesome God who made EVERYTHING, who cares about EVERYTHING, who takes care of the smallest of the unseen to the largest of the seen, (everything is Indescribable) who has new mercies for us every morning, that same beautiful magnificent Jesus is the keeper of our hearts!  When people hurt us and do not care about our feelings Jesus' love will NEVER fail.  Jesus is the only ONE I know about whose love will NEVER fail me..
 
The Message explains Love so beautifully ..
 
Love never gives up.
Love cares more for others than for self.
Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have.
Love doesn’t strut,
Doesn’t have a swelled head,
Doesn’t force itself on others,
Isn’t always “me first,”
Doesn’t fly off the handle,
Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others,
Doesn’t revel when others grovel,
Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
Puts up with anything,
Trusts God always,
Always looks for the best,
Never looks back,
But keeps going to the end.



Wow, that is just amazing. Jesus, thank You that no matter what YOU love me and Your love NEVER fails me.  Thank You for being my strength when people fail me. Thank You for being my hope, my peace, my anchor and my LOVE. I rest my soul in Your hands today. Amen.

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

JESUS is our Spoken Word ...

Jesus adores us!  I have been so blessed by +Kari Jobe's  music and I have seen how God is just elevating her to new levels all the time so His Glory can be shown.  She is such a beautiful vessel just teaching us all about the grace and love of God. Her music video Forever is just - no I don't even have words.  If you have never seen it, it is a MUST. Isaac Wimberley gives us a beautiful word on Jesus the Spoken Word.. It is so beyond amazing.  Please watch the video and enjoy the words as well as you make it part of your soul and pray it back to God... enjoy!  Thank you Kari Jobe and Isaac Wimberley for being obedient to the word of God and for lifting His name high unto the Heavens.  May God bless the work that you both do for His Kingdom. 
 
 
Spoken Word by +Isaac Wimberley   

If there are words for Him then I don’t have them. 
You see, my brain has not yet reached the point where it could 
form a thought that could adequately describe the greatness of my God, 
and my lungs have not yet developed the ability to release a breath
with enough agility to breathe out the greatness of his love,

and my voice, you see,
my voice, is so inhibited, restrained by human limits
that it’s hard to even sing the praise of…
You see… if there are words for Him then I don’t have them.

My God,
His grace is remarkable, mercies are enumerable,
strength is impenetrable, He is honourable, accountable, favourable,
He is unsearchable yet knowable, indefinable yet approachable, indescribable yet personal,
He is beyond comprehension, further than imagination, constant through generations, king of every nation.

But if there are words for Him then I don’t have them.
You see, my words are few, and to try to capture the one true God,
using my vocabulary will never do,
but I use words as an expression,
an expression of worship to a saviour,
a saviour who is both worthy and deserving of my praise, so I use words.

My heart extols the Lord, blesses his name forever,
He has won my heart captured my mind and has bound them both together,
He has defeated me in my rebellion,
conquered me in my sin,
He has welcomed me into his presence,
completely invited me in.
He has made himself the object of my sight,
flooding me with mercies in the morning,
drowning me with grace in the night.

But if there are words for Him
then I don’t have them.
But what I do have is good news,
for my God knew that manmade words would never do,
for words are just tools that we use to point to the truth,
so He sent His son Jesus Christ as “The Word”, living proof,

He is the image of the invisible God, the first born of all creation,
for by Him all things are created, giving nothingness formation,
and by His words He sustains, in the power of His name,
for He is before all things and over all things he reigns, holy is his name,
so praise him for his life…

The way he persevered in strife,
the humble son of God becoming the perfect sacrifice,
praise him for his death…

that He willingly stood in our place, that he lovingly endured the grave,
that he battled our enemy and on the third day rose in victory

He is everything that was promised,
praise Him as your risen king,
lift your voice and sing for one day he will return for us
and we will finally be united with our saviour for eternity, eternity.

So it’s not just words that I proclaim,
for my words point to “The Word” and “The Word” has a name,
hope has a name,
joy has a name,
peace has a name,
love has a name
and that name is Jesus Christ.

Praise his name forever!


 

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Jesus Your GRACE is our true foundation

 

Grace made us His precious stones

Just the way Jesus was rejected as the living stone by people, just so, because we are in Him and part of Him we will also be rejected by man.  People look at us, at our lives and see how they can find fault, see when we going to fail, see when we sin they can make sure to tell us Jesus will deny us as His children,  BUT the good news is that we don't ever have to be anxious because Jesus' grace is the glue that holds us to Him, as Romans 8:38 promises us that NOTHING can separate us from His love, neither death nor life, neither angels or demons, neither the present or the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation.

Jesus is the King, the Crown, our foundation and we are His precious stones, we need to shine our lives in Him, we need to make Him our strong foundation.  Our feet must be on Jesus. Nothing can move us!  And the beauty of it all is - Jesus sees the end product of us His precious stones, and yes He loves us all beyond infinity!
 
Jesus thank You that no matter what, Your Grace made us Your precious stones. Thank You that You will never leave us or forsake us, even if we go through fire, we will be like precious stones that are shaped and moulded more deliberate so Your purpose for us can be fulfilled in our lives to give You all the glory. Amen.

Saturday, 27 September 2014

When you know and understand His unconditional love for you


UNCONDITIONALLY 

Conditional love means that we have to "earn" love, in other words we have to work for it or we have to do something in return of receiving love. How awesome that with Jesus there are no conditions - love is given to us freely by Him - NO MATTER WHAT!  No limits, no conditions. 

Agape love .... Paul said in Eph 3:18 that to just grasp how wide and long and deep the LOVE of Christ is and to know it surpasses all knowledge and in 1 Cor 13:5 it says that love takes no account of the evil done to it.  So Jesus for sure is not counting our sin against us. There are no but's this time, so we have to know that we consciously KNOW that He loves us NO MATTER WHAT!  Don't let anyone ever tell you that because of your sin Jesus will not love you.  Jesus loves us all not because of who we are BUT because of who HE is.

Know and understand His grace - Christ's love for us is ungraspable!

Friday, 26 September 2014

Radical Grace .. Less of me Jesus and more of You


Extreme LOVE - Radical GRACE

Jesus tells us in Matthew 10:38 to love Him more than we love our lives, more than we love life itself. When I think in reverse, I think how Jesus loved me more than He loved His own life as He gave His up so I could have eternal life.  RADICAL GRACE!  

Now in return I want to ensure I take away from myself and add it all to Him - give Him the glory, rely on Him, lift Him up & give Him all authority over my life.  

Jesus, I thank You for Your radical grace.  Thank You that You thought us special enough to give up Your life so that we could be with You eternally in heaven.

Oh how extreme is Your love for us- radical grace!

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Well-favoured .... gracious kindness

 

Consume His gracious kindness

 
Yes it is awesome to be children of God Almighty, our Magnificent God and because we are His children we have His undeserved favour.  We must trust God implicitly no matter what happens in our lives and declare His favour in our lives by FAITH.  

When we feel defeated and insecure in our workplaces, our relationships or any part of our lives we need to declare His FAVOUR by speaking and believing His WORD and His PROMISES!  2 Peter 1:2 says that grace, which is the undeserved favour of God and peace can be multilpied to us.  

We are ALL well-favoured by God.  We can now walk in His blessings in every single area of our lives.  Make a decision today and consume His gracious kindness.

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Gratified Grace

Oh Lord Jesus, how the Grace that You so lovingly give us, gratifies me.

Just think about all the small little things we so often take for granted.  This weekend (Friday late afternoon), 10 immediate areas in our City's water reservoirs dried up and so we have been without water. Then we had a tremendously big hailstorm that has done so much damage. A few minutes after that the electricity went out until Sunday. 
 
It has been quite a stressful weekend but also a weekend where I could reflect on the little I so often take for granted.  Father God, thank You for all You give us so graciously that we so often take for granted.  May I be gratified in Your Grace.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Perfect GRACE - Perfect FORGIVENESS

 

Let us wear our invisible crowns!

 
Imagine for a second Jesus saying to you :"Last week you did this wrong so I can't listen to you say sorry again or last month you hurt this person's heart, so I can't help you". Thank goodness Jesus is nothing like us. His GRACE is perfect, His forgiveness is perfect. Jesus said our sins have been cast as far as the east is from the west, and yes, we MUST believe!  Jesus loves us unconditionally and He said on the cross: "It is finished".  So let us not dwell on our past and let us look forward to live life in His Grace and His forgiveness. Let us wear our invisible crowns! 
 
Father God, thank You that we can look forward to a life with You where we know for sure we have been forgiven and Your blood covered all our past and future sins. We love You and we say thank You for all that You so graciously do for us your children.  You are our only hope for strength!

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Jesus our hiding place


Jesus You are my hiding place

When it seems at times that the world has turn its back on you and all your friends are no longer there, when life just seems perplexed and your feelings unexplained - remember that Jesus is your hiding place. Jesus is unchanging, He will love you the same yesterday and forever; His love is constant, He is faithful and loyal.
 
Jesus who is like You in all the earth, nothing can satisfy us like You satisfy.  Jesus You are the waterfall that never stops flowing. Your water is the living water. When we drink from Your living water we will never thirst again!
 
Jesus thank You that You never change, that You have always been the same and no matter how we fail You, You love us the same. Thank You that we can come to You when life seems perplexed!  Thank You that Your cup never runs dry.
 

His Unspeakable gift of Grace

His love for us is immeasurable, extraordinary and amazing!

Daily, God reassures us of His great love for us. We all need His love. We all need to know that His GRACE for us is certain and preordained. No matter your sins, God loves you and He cares for you and He wants you to "NEED" Him too.
He hears you when you call Him out of your depths. He has given us an unspeakable gift called GRACE!
 
Father God, please trigger YOUR unspeakable gift of GRACE in people's hearts, let them feel they are good enough to be part of Your Kingdom. Amen!

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

There is NO other name BUT Jesus ... follow Him FORWARD...

Yes, there is NO other name BUT Jesus ....

We as Christians should respect, honour and love Jesus for all HE has done for us.  It is important to live a life of integrity and loyalty.  When I see people mocking Jesus, posting funny pictures of Him and disrespects Him on posts and on the internet and they use His name as if He means nothing I get so angry.  We as Christians should not tolerate that!
 
Jesus has done so much for us!  His name is the ONLY name that gives strength and healing, that gives grace and eternal life. Why then mock Him as if He is a joke!  His name is the ONLY name above ALL names.  He is the ONLY one that gives peace.
 
Matthew 28:18 tells is that Jesus has ALL authority - John 6:40 that He is the ONLY source of salvation and eternal life. JESUS is the source of peace and joy, life, freedom, GRACE! Why do we allow people to disrespect Him so much! Jesus created all things and hold all things together : John 1:3.  He is Lord over all things in heaven AND on earth.
 
And the best is that Jesus now sits at the right hand of God and HE lives forever and intercedes for us. He has given everything up because HE loves us so much.  Thank you for overwhelming us with Your love Jesus.
 
 
I love how +Israel Houghton sings to Jesus in his song Te Amo ....
 
"I love the way, You never change
Your Word remains for ever and ever
I love Your Name, Jesus the same
Yesterday today, for ever and ever
Oh Lord your love never fails me
Oh Lord you love never fails
I love Your Grace, that broke the chains
Of sin and shame, for ever and ever
I love Your Mercy, Lord You are Worthy
Of all the Glory, for ever and ever"
 
How Israel Houghton blesses us as He says we should follow Jesus FORWARD.... Jesus... never look back.
 
I want people to think about it again when they hear someone mocking our Saviour Jesus, speak up.. Jesus is all we have. He loves us with an extraordinary love, a love that we can never explain, so stand up and speak up!  Stand up for the One that loves you the most!
 
Read the words of this beautiful song of +Hillsong Worship - No other Name and think how much Jesus loves you!
 
Thank you to Hillsong for once again blessing us so much..
 
 
One Name, Holds the weight above them all
His fame, outlasts the earth He formed
His praise, resounds beyond the stars
And echoes in our hearts
The greatest one of all
 
His face, shines brighter than the sun
His grace, as boundless as his love
He reigns, with healing in his wings
The King above all kings
The greatest one of all
 
Lift up our eyes to see The King has come
Light of the world, reaching out for us
There is no other name
There is no other name
Jesus Christ our God
Seated on high, the undefeated one
Mountains bow down as we lift Him up
There is no other name
There is no other name
Jesus Christ our God
 
 
Find hope, when all the world seems lost
Behold the triumph of the cross
His power, has trampled death and grief
Our life found in his name
The greatest name of all
 
Lift up our eyes to see The King has come
Light of the world reaching out for us
There is no other name
There is no other name
Jesus Christ our God

Seated on high, the undefeated one
Mountains bow down as we lift Him up
There is no other name
There is no other name
Jesus Christ our God
Oh, Jesus
The earth will shake, and tremble before Him
Chains will break as heaven and earth sings
Holy is the name
Holy is the name of Jesus, Jesus, Jesus
The earth will shake, and tremble before Him
Chains will break as heaven and earth sings
Holy is the name
Holy is the name of Jesus, Jesus, Jesus
Lift up our eyes to see The King has come
Light of the world reaching out for us
There is no other name
There is no other name
Jesus Christ our God

Seated on high, the undefeated one
Mountains bow down as we lift Him up
There is no other name
There is no other name
There is no other name
There is no other name
Jesus
 
 
 
 

Monday, 14 July 2014

Great - Pristine FAITH

Great Faith - Pristine Faith : Put your trust FULLY in HIM.



How many of us have done some things in our lives willingly.  Yes, I am sure we all at some point in our lives have made a conscious decision to do something willingly for somebody.  The challenge for us all, that will be a life changing challenge is to willingly - consciously make a decision to trust GOD fully through faith, no matter how bleak our future might look on the outside.  I am not sure if you have ever watched Faith like Potatoes from +Angus Buchan.  What great faith He had when something on the outside seemed totally impossible and people even told him certain things will not work out, he needs to rather change his mind and play it safe ... but he made a decision to trust fully in God and that is what he did, no matter what he made a decision to put all his trust in God.  He had great faith, he had faith in the impossible because we serve a Supernatural GOD - a faithful God!

Jesus said so many times in the scriptures that He willingly gave His life up for us (John 10:11-18).  So if Jesus willingly gave up His life for us and He willingly gave us His grace - that is the unmerited favour of God, He made us a promise that NOTHING can ever separate us from His love for us - His GRACE is as boundless as His LOVE - as He said in Romans 8:38 -
 
 

God's love for us is so unconditional

 
Faith - complete trust and confidence in God - being sure of the things we hope for and knowing something is real even if we don't see it - even if the impossible shows on the outside.  Even if our circumstances look totally impossible - God is a Supernatural God.
 
It does not matter who you are, what your sins are, what your bank balance is, what material possessions you have or don't have - these things are immaterial to God, what God cares about is your heart, you accepting Him in your life through faith. The minute you decide to trust God no matter what, the minute you accept Him in your life, that is the moment when a truly amazing thing will happen - faith and grace will collide and you will become a new person, your sins will be washed away forever deeper than the ocean - FAITH - believing in the ONE TRUE LIVING GOD who loves you and loved you so much that He gave His Son for your expense. 
 
Make a decision today to trust Him in your life no matter what.  Keep your eyes fixed on Him.  Be like Joshua full of faith as He said no matter what happens in his life, no matter how wicked and corrupt the world may be (Joshua 24:15) As for me and my house we will serve the Lord.
 
Choose this day to serve Jesus no matter what may come your way.  Our Redeemer lives and He will never forsake us! 
 
JESUS CHRIST - there is none like Him  - the GREATEST ONE of all - the undefeated One - Holy Jesus.
 
Let our faith move beyond the stars & let our faith move to the very core of the heart of Jesus.  After all that is what He died for - FOR US!  I pray Jesus will say to us one day -      O you of great faith!

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Month of May .. Pristine season of Grace

Topic for this month of May ....

A pristine season of Grace....


Our lives are so rushed and we never stop ....and just be still.  We rush at work, we rush at home, do do do .... it is just never ending. At times we are not even aware that seasons are changing. In South Africa we are heading for winter; as we see the leaves on the trees are turning brown. In the UK and Italy it is summer as I see many are writing about their beautiful warm weather.  The seasons in our lives are also changing as we might be losing a loved one, going through a divorce, children might be moving out the house, a loved one diagnosed with an illness or a baby born in the family...

What I am saying is - as we are going through the seasons we need to stop .. breathe .. see .. feel .. smell .. experience .. the seasons of His Grace. Let us not miss out! God does not shelter us as we experience the different seasons but He keeps us strong and we can learn to embrace His seasons of Grace.  We can learn to see and apply His grace in everything we do daily.

So this month of May we will just explore the beautiful changing seasons in our lives, all filled with the awesome Grace of God. May He open our hearts as we try and find the beauty in our lives and we ask the beautiful Holy Spirit to prune our hearts according to the will of God.  

01 May : A pristine season ... my roots deep in Jesus



Inward change takes place in the heart of a person as Jesus said in Mark 1:15 " You must change your hearts and minds and believe the good news".  We must not be the same as we were.   We need to ask the Holy Spirit to help us change, repent when we sin, forgive those we need to forgive, let go of the things we need to let go, don't look back, release those things we need to and move forward in His Grace. 

An inward change of heart, the pristine season of grace .. we become new in Jesus. Grace changes the way we walk.  We should walk the way Jesus did.  1 John 2:6 "So that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to Him, bearing fruit in every good work and growing in the knowledge of God". 
 
When I think of this new fresh season of grace in Jesus I stand with my feet in His Living Water, planting the roots of my life deep in Him and I grow strong branches so the fruit I will bear will be fruit of love, kindness, peace, joy, faith, gentleness and goodness.

God will always be with us no matter what.  God created us for Him and when our lives are extremely tough, that is when we can see the Glory of God the most.  So today let us pray for the grace of God in our children, our families, our work, our health, our finances and may we love others with His grace.

Father God, help us in our lives as we find new reasons to hold on to You and as we go through these seasonal changes may the Holy Spirit help us find pristine seasons in YOUR GRACE so we can show Your glory daily. Amen

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Easter ..... Grace!

My Jesus, Lord and Saviour thank You for all You have done for me. I love You with all my heart, my soul, my mind and my strength - all my understanding!

Christians all around the world celebrate what Jesus has done for them - for us His children.  Jesus died for our sins and rose again, sitting at the right hand of our Father and He intercedes for us daily. Jesus left us with His amazing Holy Spirit who guides us and just makes us fall deeper in love with Him daily.
 
During Easter time, God's grace is a tremendous reality. It is such a big deal.  I pray that the Holy Spirit will make God's grace such a reality during the Easter period.
 
 
 
It is just by the grace of God that I can even write this blog today, it is by the grace of God that He taught me not to judge but to love.  It is by the grace of God that I realised no matter what my past He - The ETERNAL Saviour Lord Jesus Christ loves me just as I am. Thank You Jesus as we remember what You have done for us out of LOVE. You stretched out Your arms and said it is finished and YOU chose me  .. us!
 
This period Jesus we celebrate YOU as our Saviour. We remember what You had to endure for us to have eternal life in heaven.  We also thank You for what You are doing for us daily interceding with the Father and making sure God is glorified in all.
 
Easter ...... I am not worried about specific dates and specifics like the scholars would argue around the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus... To me it is more about "The Man Jesus" what He did for me and off course the Grace He has given us.  We know that even through the Old Testament God promised His Son Jesus to us through the linear and there is a connection from His birth to His death through His resurrection and leaving us with His Holy Spirit....up to today where He wants us to give our lives to Him and to be His hands and feet in a hurting world through love as we give all the glory to our Father God.  Everything was so intended by God for a reason! What would the reason be? You and I. God's love for us. God knew that if He did not send His Son Jesus as our sacrifice we would be lost forever.
 
But He loved us so much as we can read in John 3:16-18 - (from the Message) -  "This is how much God loved the world: He gave His Son, His one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in Him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life.  God didn't go to all the trouble of sending His Son merely to point an accusing finger, telling the world how bad it was. He came to help, to put the world right again. Anyone who trusts in Him is acquitted; anyone who refuses to trust Him has long since been under the death sentence without knowing it. And why? Because of that person's failure to believe in the one-of-a-kind Son of God when introduced to Him". 
 
Oh I just absolutely love that passage in the Bible. Holy Spirit thank You for showing it to us in that way.
 
Can we even fathom God's love for us.  To sacrifice your only Son for someone else. For us!  God provided and His Son paid in full!
 
Looking at the period that lead to the crucifixion in Matthew 27 we see that Jesus was falsely accused and yet He was so humble and just kept quiet - silence, as He knew the bigger picture of God and He does not argue with the wicked. Such a principle for us to learn from.
 
Jesus went through so much for us physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.  Jesus said in Matthew 26:38 "My soul is exceeding sorrowful even unto death".  Jesus was stripped and whipped (with pieces of iron & bone on the whip), betrayed by the one He thought loved Him Judas, He was judged and they spat in His face. He had a crown of thorns on His head (I read an article how your body gives in and how you suffer when the membranes in your brain are pierced and what excruciating pain you would have in your head) and so the blood ran from His head. Why am I mentioning all these things.. just so again we can realise how much Jesus loves us, what He endured for us. Looking at what Jesus did for us; is the life we live today worth the pain He had gone through for us. Does it measure up. Do we say thank you to Him with the lives that we are living. Something to think about.
 
The suffering that Jesus suffered for us was beyond our imagination and the grief that He suffered in His soul was a spiritual agony beyond our comprehension - denial, desertion, extreme loneliness, disappointment and the most severe emotional and physical pain imaginable.
 
Jesus said in John 18:37 " Because I am King, I was born and entered the world so that I could witness to the truth. Everyone who cares for truth, who has any feeling for the truth, recognizes My voice".  Even before Jesus died He prayed to God and said "Father forgive them for they do not know what they are doing". (Luke 23:24) Wow, what a principle Jesus is teaching us.. to not condemn but to pray for our enemies.
 
No bone is Jesus' body was broken. One of the soldiers stabbed Him in the side with a spear and blood and water gushed out. Joseph came and took the dead body of Jesus. It was then wrapped in linen with a mixture of myrrh and aloes spices and His body was placed in the tomb.
 
When Mary Magdalene came to the tomb she saw the stone was moved away. Simon Peter arrived and just saw the linen lying there. As Mary wept by the tomb she saw two angels sitting there dressed in white one at the head and one at the foot where Jesus' body had been laid.  After Mary said to them they took her Master away she saw Jesus standing there, but did not recognise Him. Jesus then said to her, as she realised it was Him "Don't cling to me for I have not yet ascended to the Father" (John 20:17). Jesus then told her to go to His brothers and tell them "I ascend to my Father and Your Father, My God and Your God".
 
Jesus then later stood among the disciples and said: "Peace to you" and showed them His hands and side. They were so happy. Jesus took a deep breath and breathed into them saying :"Receive the Holy Spirit" - John 20:22
 
The very exciting news for us as Christians would be that Jesus rose from death and He said He is not leaving us without a Comforter. Jesus said : "the godless world would not be able to see this Comforter because they do not know what to look for. But those that believe will know Him as He (The Holy Spirit) will live in them and He will dwell with us" (John 14:17).
 
So, awesome news is that Jesus will never leave us.  The blood of Jesus and so His grace for us made sure we will be eternally in heaven if we accept Him as our Saviour.  We therefore must love and accept Him and have a real and true relationship with Him.
 
Imagine for a second .... God could have sent anyone to rescue Jesus in order for Him not to die for us, but with a broken heart God turned His face away and gave you and I hope and grace. All because of His love for us. 
 
In ending I say Jesus my Comforter thank You that You died for my sins. You went through agonising pain for me, was buried rose again and the 3rd day You ascended to heaven and now left us with the Holy Spirit to guide us and teach us.  Jesus I am in awe of YOUR love for me. Thank You that through Your grace I will forever be alive.  I thank Your for leaving us with Your Holy Spirit within us to give us wisdom and a new understanding of just how much You loved us. Teach us about Your grace. Thank You that You said to the criminal next to You on the cross that He will be in paradise with You - You showed us that You love and love and love.. endlessly. The one commandment You want us to follow is the New Commandment as You said in John 13:34 & John 15:12 :"That we have to love one another just as You have loved us". 1 John 3:23: "That we must believe in the Name of God's Son Jesus Christ".
 

Holy Spirit thank You for the revelations through Your GRACE alone ... all for the Glory of God.

 
Have a wonderful, graceful Easter.
 
 
 
  

Monday, 7 April 2014

Your GRACE is as deep as the oceans

Jesus, YOUR grace is as deep as the oceans....

Isaiah 44:22 - I have swept away your offences like a cloud, your sins like the morning mist. Return to me for I have redeemed you.

IT IS FINISHED

Again over the last few weeks I have seen so many Christians (including Pastors) that judge. Not only judging but condemning. The thing is they know their Bibles better than anyone, they should know Jesus better than anyone. They should know Jesus is our NEW COVENANT. Jesus died to give us Grace.. our sins fully paid for.
 
Jesus is not going to give us all grace one day, He has given us grace the minute He said :"It is finished". When He said the words "It is finished" goodness something awesomely wonderful happened. A new chapter started, a new beginning for us! He paid our sins in full!
 
Romans 5:20 says :"Where sin abounded Grace abounded much more"! Wow is that not just a wonderful promise to us. So the promise from Jesus is that where our sin increase there HIS GRACE will increase even more. Jesus loves us that much, unconditionally that He even wiped away all our sin. Yes, HIS GRACE is as deep as the oceans. 
 
Finished - paid in full - we don't owe anything.  Again, yes, this does not mean that now we can just sin and Jesus paid our sins in full anyway. Sin still breaks Jesus' heart but He loves us so much that He forgives us anyway. Is it not true that when you love somebody so much that you try to please them and try to be as they would want you to be. We love Jesus that much and we have a relationship with Him and so try to walk in His footsteps and try to please Him and do what He would want us to do to make His heart happy and be more like Him, but if we fail, He catches us and He forgives us.
 
I am just sending a message to the Christians out there that condemn and judge people that are trying to get closer to Jesus. Please think about your words. Don't spit flaming arrows at 'baby Christians' and at people that are trying extremely hard to get to know who this Loving Jesus of ours is. Leave the judging to the only One that is allowed to judge us and that is Jesus. Jesus said we have to love. So many people are hurting, just love them through a situation in order for them to see Jesus in you.  One pastor wrote on his blog that God does not accept people who divorce and divorce is a sin and so that person commits adultery. I was just hurt by the way our Christians should accept and love those in pain. Please wake up ... Jesus loves you, you that are going through a divorce, you that have sin in your life .... HE LOVES YOU. Don't feel condemned by us Christians that should show the Glory of God in our lives and should not condemn but love.  His GRACE is as deep as the oceans!!! With our condemnation we are actually pushing people in need of Jesus further away from Him. Jesus said LOVE... not JUDGE. When are we going to get that. 
 
We all have sinned and fall short of HIS glory but HE sent Jesus as our GRACE. Christians... please watch your words. Jesus said : IT IS FINISHED.
 
So come to Jesus just as you are. Jesus is our NEW COVENANT.  Jesus knows not one of us are perfect, NONE OF US, not Christians not anybody. When we fall HE said it is finished .. paid in full, He will be there to catch you. I promise you!
 
How can we not love a Saviour that has given up so much for us! So next time listen to your Saviour as He said .... I have swept away your offences like a cloud, your sins like the morning mist. Return to me for I have redeemed you. Return to HIM!!
 
Father God You are so mighty, You said no one can see you and live. I fear You and I love You so much. Father as we get closer to Easter period when You sent Your Son for our transgressions, I pray that You will teach us all to LOVE one another. Love is the only thing that can draw people closer to You. Thank You Father God for sending Jesus, our New Covenant of LOVE. Jesus has risen and so left us with the beautiful Holy Spirit. Holy Spirit I ask You humbly to work in each ones life so we can love each other to show the Glory of God in our lives.  Thank You that You love and accept all of us just as we are. Amen.

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Yeshua - nothing else matters

YESHUA , the day I fell in love with YOU, nothing else mattered. Give me YOUR living water so I may never thirst again.

 
So close to Easter, we give all our honour and praise to our Messiah Yeshua, the Root, the Living Water of our lives.  Yeshua the Name above all names, the One that bestowed His GRACE upon us, the One who thought us worthy enough to take all our sins upon Him. Yeshua, You are the Lord of my life. You are so lovely, You fill the universe, world, the heavens and our hearts with your Magnificence and your Loveliness.  I stand in awe of You Yeshua and I thank You that You are the lover of my soul. May everything I do show Your glory, Your Honour and Your praise.   There is no one more worthy than You. If I try and find the words to describe You, I would stand in silence as there are no words to describe Your Splendour and Majesty.  As long as I live I will praise You and worship You. Thank You Jesus that You love me so unconditionally.
My friend drew this picture for me of Yeshua – our Root. Everything begins and ends in Him. Yeshua You are the Alpha and Omega. We are connected to You forever. The Root (You Yeshua) supports the tree (little old me).  Your roots are so strong and mighty in our lives. May the fruits that are present in our lives be everything that You want it to be, so we can be more like You to love the way You love and have grace for others the way You had and still have grace for us.  You are the Source of our lives!
 
 
Enjoy the words of this song by +Bobby van Jaarsveld  - Yeshua our Messiah.
 
May the words of this song speak to your heart and make you understand our Yeshua, Our Messiah is everything. The beginning and the end. Holy Spirit please reveal Jesus in our lives on a deeper level. Holy Spirit fill our hearts with your fire and create in us pure hearts, hearts that will have everlasting love for our Messiah – Yeshua.  All for Your GLORY Father God. Amen
 
The truth become so bright in the light
I can’t wait till the world sees You

In Your precious name
You’re still the same
Yesterday, tomorrow, this day

Light of my life
The flame of my fire
The wind in my wings
There is healing, salvation, deliverance in

Yeshua the Messiah
Yeshua the Messiah
Honouring the King of kings
Creator God of everything

Yeshua is the Messiah
Yeshua the Messiah
Anointed one to be the King
Creator God of everything
Amen

Declaring this out loud without a doubt
We’re heading for the final countdown
Preparing him a bride set aside
This cup will overflow with new wine

Light of my life
The flame of my fire
The wind in my wings
There is healing, salvation, deliverance in

Yeshua the Messiah
Yeshua the Messiah
Honouring the King of kings
Creator God of everything

Yeshua is the Messiah
Yeshua the Messiah
Anointed one to be the King
Creator God of everything

Baruch Atah Adonai, Eloheinu Melech Ha’Olam
Blessed be the Lord our God
King of the universe

His name is

Yeshua the Messiah
Yeshua the Messiah
Honouring the King of kings
Creator God of everything

Yeshua is the Messiah
Yeshua the Messiah
Anointed one to be the King
Creator God of everything

Amen


Wednesday, 12 February 2014

God will always be there during your hardships ...

God is always with you during your hardships.  It is a promise that He made and He is not a liar.



When I was a little girl (about 7 years old) we never had exposure to homeless people or poverty where I lived.  We never had squatter camps as we call it these days.  So I remember sleeping and the next moment I was out of my body and someone (could have been Jesus or an angel I am not sure) showed me how people sleep on the streets and eat out of dustbins. I remember ‘moving’ through the air looking down at heart rendering moments. This was a glimpse God showed me into the future, I do believe that with all my heart. I remember waking up and sobbing in my grandmothers’ lap, sobs that came from my inner being. I was so young I did not understand what happened to me. I am much older today,  and yes all the things God showed me when I was younger; poverty and squatter camps and homeless people; I stare into that every single day in the area I live and in our Country. It became a sad reality.  And every time I see people suffer I remember what God wants me to do. What He showed me.  I know God is saying I showed you that, you are My hands and feet and I will equip you to help. Just one at a time.  Little by little.  We all can be His hands and feet. 
Why am I telling you this? I want you to know that yes, there are hardships. We all go through sad and terrible things on a daily basis, but God says that we must not fear. He is with us. And as long as we have Him we have hope. He is our refuge and our strength in times of trouble.  God is your rock during times when your storm clouds blow so wild.  His love is holding you when you feel like giving up. All God is asking for is for you not to give up on Him.  Don't let Him go. Don't blame Him. Just hold tight and He will bring you through it. Be still before Him with your heart and He will give you the answers. Praise and worship Him daily and have a 'real' relationship with Him. He is the ONLY one that will be there for you to guide you and help you. Just never let go.
1 Peter 1:6-7: In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that your faith--of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire--may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honour when Jesus Christ is revealed".
Father God through our trials and hardships, I pray that our faith will increase so it will prove worth greater than gold. May we know that there will be good coming through our hardships. Help us through our pain and help us to hold onto You and never let go. You are the light Jesus and we will follow You. Fold your arms around us as we face the hurts we go through and the hurts of our loved ones and our neighbours. May Your glory be revealed though all this Father God. Amen.
 

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

This Beating Heart ....

My heart beats for You and I am Your masterpiece Father God ....

We were all created for a specific reason by God, not accidental.  God chose us for Him.  When life seems not worth it or there is no meaning in your life, I ask you today to sit and ask God what your purpose is. You have a purpose. We all have a beating heart inside of us and yes there is more to life than just getting what we need for our own lives.  My beating heart beats strongly for Jesus like a drum and my soul sings for Him. My soul sings and wants to break out of 'status quo' and I want to live and do for Him what He needs me to do. I want to be His hands and feet.  I want to make a difference to the poor and depressed.  I was made for Him, not for myself.  Our Maker has made us a masterpiece and now we can sing from deep inside and be who He wants us to be. I pray that God will show you what He needs you to do for Him.
 
 
I play this song over and over and meditate on the time I am finally going to be a butterfly and not a caterpillar. 

 

This Beating Heart: +MattRedmanVEVO  

Something inside of me
Knows there is surely more then this
Echoes of eternity all around us

Something inside of me
Knows there is surely more then this
Echoes of eternity all around us

There's music within my soul
I'm more than these flesh and bones I know
Whispers of a destiny deep inside us

This beating heart
Like a drum it will beat for You
This heart like a drum it will beat
My soul, my soul sings for You

This beating heart
I was made I was made for You
My God evermore evermore
My soul, my soul sings for You

We're marked by Your fingerprints
There's evidence running through these veins
That we are a masterpiece with a Maker
Formed in the secret place
A mystery born of a love and grace
You had a name for me and a purpose

This beating heart
Like a drum it will beat for You
This heart like a drum it will beat
My soul, my soul sings for You

This beating heart
I was made I was made for You
My God evermore evermore
My soul, my soul sings for You
My soul sings for You

My life be on Your altar God
My every breath exalting You
My life be on Your altar God
This heart like a drum beating strong for You

This beating heart
Like a drum it will beat for You
This heart like a drum it will beat
My soul, my soul sings for You

This beating heart
I was made I was made for You
My God evermore evermore
My soul, my soul sings for You

Sing my soul sing my soul
My soul sings for You

Monday, 27 January 2014

Break my heart for what breaks Yours ....

Lord, break my heart for what breaks Yours ... 


I absolutely love the song by +Hillsong called Hosanna and when I listen to the part where they sing ... "Break my heart for what breaks Yours", I hear my heart saying :"what breaks our Fathers' heart?". When I listen to them singing : "Heal my heart and make it clean, open my eyes to the things unseen, show me how to love like You loved me, break my heart for what breaks Yours, everything I am for Your Kingdom's cause ... "  Wow, what a powerful song. I don't think a person can worship God and not feel that you want to make yourself a better person, that you want to become the Ambassador for Christ and help people, love them and have grace for others and change yourself so that you can make a difference in the world.

What would break our Fathers' heart?  What breaks our hearts? When families don't get along and they don't love each other and others with the love of God, when people mistreat the poor, when people suffer (poverty - this breaks my heart), when a loved one dies, when children suffer, when we are disobedient to God, hurtful words, when people turn their backs on God  .... so many things, the list is endless, and yet God loves us so very very much.

God hears our hearts, He hears the songs we sing to Him, He hears our prayers, He hears what breaks our hearts, because it breaks His too! 

We know from Genesis that after each day God looked at His work and said that it was good - "And God saw that it was good".  That teaches me a principal that after each day we live on earth, we have to reflect on our day and  'evaluate' if in fact we have done good according to the will of God and if not, make some changes.  If at some point we did not feel like helping someone where we could or we said hurtful things to someone where we could have turned a situation around, we have to 'evaluate' and make changes and live a life we know we can be happy with and God's heart can smile down at us.  I am never saying we must become perfect, no, we will always be human -  I am just saying let us become better individuals, let us live in the will of our Father.  Lets live out His traits and it will make us happier individuals - love, peace, patience, joy, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control, forgiveness, humility, courage, fairness, honesty  & truthfulness, responsibility, generosity, compassion, commitment, determination, grace ...... I can carry on and on as the attributes of God are just so constant, everlasting and endless. How amazing you are Father God!

I pray that God will touch each person's heart to make this world a better place. We all have struggles and pain in our lives and we must love people with the love of Jesus and have grace for them with the grace Jesus has for us.  May God touch our hearts to reach each person He wants us to reach, to be His hands and feet.  Let us make sure we don't hurt our Fathers' heart but we make Him smile down on us.

I ask each person today, what can you do right now to make this world a better place? Remember you are never too young or too old to make a difference.. no time like the present.   

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Who am I?

God wants to do a new thing in your life ....... 

Who am I?  This is a simple question but one of the most complex at the same time.  I know I am a breathing, living person, but who am I? Who do I want to be, who does God want me to be? 

Big successful businesses all have mission statements, visions for their business and values that the operate by.  But what do we set for ourselves as individuals.  For us to live in the plan and purpose that God has for us, we also need to set goals for ourselves and even have a mission statement that define who we are. If you have to say what your mission statement is for your life right now or define the purpose of your life, do you first have to sit and think about it or can you stand tall and say this is who I am!  What is your purpose for your life? Who do you want 'you' to be. What do you stand for in life, no matter what? What principals do you stand up for in your life?

So, when you have a moment and you want to make positive changes for your life, go sit and think about it. Don't let your past or your hurts or anything stop you from making these positive changes in your life.  You deserve better than your past so get going! Forgive those that you need to forgive and move on to the person God wants you to be. Set yourself free, with the freedom that Jesus has given us all. Make that decision, now! Stand tall, stand with your head high and walk with faith into new beginnings.  With God's guidance in your life and living in thankfulness, love and grace daily you can do it. 

Always remember when things are good  when things are bad, when we hurt, when we happy, when we win, when we lose  ... we need Jesus ... always. When we live near to God and He fills our hearts with His love, we would not be able to not love others and help others.  1 John 4:8 says :"Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love".  

My mission statement for my life is ...... To always love God with all I am, love my family and others with His grace. To be thankful and do my best daily by always striving to do the right thing, to be the hands and feet of Jesus in a hurting world and so make a difference.

Everything I do daily (and I do make so many mistakes) I try and live by my mission statement for my life, hand in hand with Jesus. And I do so encompassing the values I have set for my life and what my parents taught me and what God has taught me, so all I can do is try, try and try again, fail and then try again, but at least I know who I am and I do believe in my heart this is who God wants me to be.  We are all diamonds in the rough!

When I walk in town or drive to work or sit at my desk at work I am conscious to make a difference. I am so thankful to God that He has given me people in my life, my best friend, my children and extended family that have hearts for God and who also want to make a difference. We must not get wrapped up in life so intensely that we only strive to do things for ourselves and worry about ourselves. We have to die to self and follow what God wants in order to be really happy in our own lives.  There is a bigger picture, just let God in and let Him show you.

We are in Jesus Christ, grace He has given us freely, now we can live for His purpose! We are no longer slaves of the law but free in His grace, so let us thank Him and let us walk daily hand in hand with Him and make a difference.

Start today, find your mission statement for your life, let go of the past and start living your life for others.  Follow Jesus!  I know it might not be easy but just start and move into the right direction, trust God and He will lead you.  God wants to do a new thing in your life, He promised you that He will never leave or forsake you!

Isaiah 43: 18-19 :" Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of the old. Behold, I am doing A NEW THING; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert".

Father God I pray that those that are hurting so bad will trust you fully and let go and with you make something new in their lives. Let them know you are there and that you love them and that You will never leave or forsake them. Help them to make a mission statement and begin a new chapter in their lives. Amen.