Today: 14 August 2011
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Seeking Jesus

If you sincerely and earnestly seek Jesus, then there is one certain way of finding Him…. seeking Him among people.  Wherever there is a distress you will surely find Him and He will be with you in any deed of compassion that you perform.  The Christ that you seek lives in the hearts and minds … Continue reading

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Do YOU have a ‘mole’ in your camp – REPOST

WHO IS YOUR MOLE  ????? A non-believer who talks about you behind your back? Or sometimes, a believer who talks behind your back.  Someone who is envious of you? We have to be very careful because as people we inadvertently allow Satan into our lives.  We speak without thinking of the impact our words/actions have … Continue reading

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Friendship – A Friend in Need

Friends are jewels from heaven! Treasure them … Friendship gives license to show up at the door of need without asking, “When would you like me to come?” or “What would you like me to do?”  Nor does friendship call out, “Just let me know if you need anything.” Practical friendship whispers, “I’ll be there” … Continue reading

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HE IS GOD!

It seldom happens that two people experience the presence of God in their life in exactly the same way! It is one of the great mysteries and joys of the Christian faith that God manifests Himself in so many different ways to his children, to each according to His personal situation, circumstances and needs. The … Continue reading

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Identifying False Convictions

This is a principle every Christian needs to be crystal clear on: when it comes to conviction, God doesn’t play guessing games. If He has a problem with you, He will spell it out. He will also tell you exactly what to do about it. The Holy Spirit doesn’t make vague threats, nor is He … Continue reading

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Divine Protection

Isaiah 54:17 No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, And their righteousness is from Me,” Says the Lord. No circumstances are too small or too big for God, and no prayer will remain unheard or unanswered.  This is the extent of … Continue reading

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Christianity – Gods way or your way?

  Why is it that so many good, church-going people in our current time experience a sense of disappointment and failure that borders on despair?  They have faithfully attended church throughout their entire lives and honestly feel that they truly love God in their own way.  Despite this, they suffer from spiritual malnutrition.  There is … Continue reading

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Bargaining with God

We cannot try bargaining with God! There are many people (myself included, I have done this) – some in complete innocence – who in their prayers tend to offer God something in exchange for the fulfilment of their requests.  Despite the fact that there may have been instances where people did receive what they had asked for, … Continue reading

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Ideas ?

Most … ideas started with an ‘idea’ probably  in the back-yard or in a simple kitchen – inspired by knowledge of some kind and made possible through hard work and the will to succeed. Have a look through history and you fill find that there have been more true tales of humble people, motivated by … Continue reading

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God’s Will

“We only have to obey. There is guidance for every one of us, and by listening humbly, we will hear the right words. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~ There are many servants of the Lord who diligently serve Him, but who keep the love of their hearts from Him.  Does this make sense?  Read on … Continue reading

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Peace

  The only way to handle all the pressures and tensions of life is to possess a faith that is firmly anchored in Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour. Our relationship with Him cannot be a question of convenience. We need to practice a permanent experience of unity with Him in our entire way of … Continue reading

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What are you striving for this year?

There are many tales of people who started out with nothing and made a great success of life, this generally makes for inspiring reading matter.  people tend to find immense satisfaction in their achievements, but the fact remains, that they are part of the human race.  It is only by admitting this fact that they … Continue reading

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What would Jesus do?

The temptation to act in a normal, human manner in any given situation is always present.  Consequently, the sharpness of the tongue will always be inclined to make a painful remark.  Meanness will inevitably manifest itself, with the sole purpose of winning points.  A prolonged feud may result from a refusal to forgive some trifling … Continue reading

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Is Life Worthwhile when everything seems to go wrong?

When the one drab, humdrum day follows the other with tedious regularity and it seems as if your life has no meaning or purpose, it is easy to develop the attitude that nothing in life is worthwhile. If this is your unfortunate experience, it proves that you are busy losing your grip on life – … Continue reading

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Love ~ Love ~ Love

If we consider the matter carefully, we all have so much to be grateful for - to the Lord. Despite the fact that we become dejected and pessimistic when things go wrong, we should also realise that God‘s mercy and love for us are infinite.  He granted us life and the freedom of choice to do … Continue reading

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Rejoice in Today

  We can’t change the past and the future is a mystery to us.  We should take note that the present is of crucial importance to us.  By ‘fully’ living in this moment, we can bring homage to the past and prepare ourselves for the unknown future. People tend to realise the importance of the … Continue reading

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What to do when things go wrong – PRAY!

When things go wrong, there are always those who question the existence of God. In the midst of the chaos of personal tragedy we hear their cry of distress: “If there is a God, why does He allow such things to happen?  The brutality of war or the death of a child is used as … Continue reading

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Your Faith WILL be tested!

How will one be able to face the future without faith?  As the writer of Hebrews says:  Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see (Hebrews 11:1). In the final days of the old millennium, many things were said and written about the world as … Continue reading

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Prayer in your life

Of the spiritual luggage that you will carry with you into the new year, prayer is one of the most important components.  Some people maintain that prayer is easy.  Others believe that it is difficult.  If you are trying to develop a growing and meaningful prayer life, you will know that both these statements contain … Continue reading

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Will you follow?

Who will need to grope their way in the dark if the faithful God will be our guideposts?  Even if we have to pass through torment and strife, we will arrive at the right destination, as long as God’s Word remains our truth. “I will teach you EVERYTHING about the path that you must travel”. … Continue reading

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Which Way?

There are very few of us who haven’t been lost at some point in our lives, usually because we took a back road. Maybe we attempted an unknown road by car, or by foot, and suddenly realised that we had lost our way.  At that moment, our greatest need is for a road map or … Continue reading

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In Safe Keeping (2013)

WOW! It’s a new year. A New Beginning. Thank you to everyone who supported me during this last year. “I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go … I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you”. Genesis: 28:15 Here we find a wonderful, all-encompassing promise … Continue reading

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Peace until the End – The Alpha & The Omega

“I am the Alpha and the Omega.” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty”. ~ Rev 1:8 AND …. so we reach the last day of the old year, through his grace.  There are many things we are ashamed of, but there are also many things we are … Continue reading

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God’s Perfect Method

    God speaks to us in many ways, but He speaks most clearly to us through His Son and through His Word.  With the Word before us, we have to look back on the road we have travelled and ‘beg is friendly light’  to illuminate the road stretching out ahead of us.  On New … Continue reading

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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 11,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 18 years to get … Continue reading

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Jesus Christ is ALWAYS available

” …. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age ~ Matthew 28:20   One of the glorious truths of the gospel is that He is always available for his followers who need Him.  This is a comforting knowledge in these last days of the old year, when we … Continue reading

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Joyous Christianity

” … My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour …” Luke 1 46-47 Many people view their religion as a heavy and sometimes even unbearable burden.  They easily frown upon any semblance of light-heartedness in spiritual matters.  They stoop sombrely under the heavy burden of their spiritual conscience.  This … Continue reading

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Liberating (your soul)

Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.   See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting ~ Psalm 139:23-24   It is that time of the year when we should take stock and examine our soul. Some prayers make … Continue reading

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The afterglow of Christmas

Each one of us experiences something of the miracle of Christmas every year, in the Christmas carols, colourful lights and in the gifts that we receive.  There should be a spirit of love and goodwill everywhere. After the song of the angels have died down, after the stars have disappeared from the skies, only then … Continue reading

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Christ is Born!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bethlehem It is an irrefutable historical fact that Jesus was born in Bethlehem.  Through this physical birth, God revealed Himself to all of humanity.  The fact that humanity found it hard to accept this fact does not affect the authenticity thereof. He was born in Bethlehem, more than two thousand years ago, is still being … Continue reading

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Our Choices

Our choices and focus in life determines our direction and masters we are going to serve today and God promises to keep us in peace IF … we have faith in Him above all else in heaven and earth.

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Looking Back – Looking Forward

As I have aged, I’ve become kinder to myself, and less critical of myself. I’ve become my own friend. I have seen too many dear friends leave this world, too soon –  before they understood the great freedom that comes with aging. Whose business is it, if I choose to read, or play on the … Continue reading

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God with US

” …… and they will call him Emmanuel” – which means, “God with us” ~ Matthew 1:23 Christmas reminds us of the fact that God is with us, so that our imperfect love may be purified.  Christmas teaches us the truth of self-sacrificing love.  Christ came to his own property and his people rejected Him. … Continue reading

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A sign of God’s Love

“This will be a sign to you:  You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger” Luke 2:12 As with the arrival of a baby in a family, thousands of people yearned for the coming of the Child of Bethlehem;  the prophets and the Old Testament believers, his parents and the … Continue reading

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Tender comfort

There is a lot of sorrow surrounding Christmas-time. Some people are gravely ill, others have to come to terms with the effects of old-age, for others Christmas will never be the same again because the family circle has disintegrated irreparably through separation or death.  There is much grief because death performs its grim task mercilessly … Continue reading

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Nature, Scripture and Flesh!

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.  We have seen his glory … ~John 1:14 Of all the ways  in which God reveals Himself to us (in nature and in the Scriptures), the revelation of God in the flesh is the most wonderful.  Christ became man! The three wise men searched for … Continue reading

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Do YOU have room for Jesus?

“In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you.  I am going there to prepare a place for you” ~ John 14:2 And she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room … Continue reading

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Are you still blind to Gods Light

“But for you who ever my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in it’s wings …” ~ Malachi 4:2 The sun shines in glory and majesty, high in the firmament, far and inaccessible in its reign. The eye cannot look at it directly without being blinded.  As the sun is, so is … Continue reading

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Jubilation, with a False Note

We must not forget the coming of Christ to our souls, to our hearts.  We dare not stop at the material appearance of Christ in the world as if this is ‘the most important event of the year’.  We must not only testify with our mouths that He came to the world to take the … Continue reading

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From the Star of Bethlehem to The Word

The wise men were initially guided by a star, but when they arrived in Jerusalem, the Word of God lit their path to Christ. In Jerusalem, everyone was expecting a King, but they did not know where to find Him.  The teachers of the law were reflecting on the meaning of the Word of God. … Continue reading

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Christmas: The Christ Child

At Christmas-time we all become children once again. (Well, I do ….) In our hearts we relive the timeless adventure of unquestioned faith, where all things are immediately possible and where the child Jesus is in the centre of everything.  The stable is transformed into a palace and kings from the east kneel in worship … Continue reading

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A Child of ‘The King’

There is a world of difference between confessing that you are a child of God and living a life as child of God.  Many people profess faith and yet live in constant fear.  They suffer from a destructive sense of inferiority and they are unable to deal with life’s problems.  There is such a gap … Continue reading

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The promise of a new life

A long time ago the royal house of David stood in the centre of the entire country like a proud tree-trunk with a high top.  All of this beauty was felled in the fullness of time.  The house of David was dilapidated and its glory had wained.  All that remained was to be found in … Continue reading

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Close to God – The reason for the Season

Christmas-time (the month of December) is Advent-time! The term “advent” derives from the Latin word “adventuske”, which means “arrival” or “appearance”.  In the terminology of the general church it is used to refer to the four weeks preceding Christmas:  the joyous time when we commemorate the coming of Christ to this world of Humanity.  The … Continue reading

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The gospel in a nutshell

“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life“ ~ John 3:16 Jesus Christ had an exceptional ability to express the gospel in the simplest terms possible so that even the simplest person could understand it, and yet, … Continue reading

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You are watched .. continually ..

  Unless you are a hermit, you constantly live under the scrutiny of many people.  You are part of a family circle or of a business world in which you deal with different kinds of people.  You live as part of a community and you many even be part of a sports group.  Wherever you … Continue reading

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Spiritually underprivileged

The average person wishes to achieve something with his life and wants to feel that his life was not in vain.  To accomplish this aim he sets certain goals for himself and works towards achieving what he regards as success.  He accumulates everything that might award him money and prestige. But, in spite of all … Continue reading

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Depression? Conquer this through Faith!

I know that this is a relevant, current topic of discussion between many of my friends, brothers and sisters in Christ! Depression and pessimism are ailments that destroy the soul.  Apart from the fact that depression is an illness of the mind, it also affects your physical and spiritual well-being, limits your vision of the … Continue reading

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Good Intentions

The truly righteous man attains life, but he who pursues evil goes to his death ~ Proverbs 11:19 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~~~ No one has the ambition to become an alcoholic, a criminal or a failure in life.  Every alcoholic used to be a moderate drinker, every criminal thought that he … Continue reading

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Self examination – do you understand yourself

It is a fact that there are many people who do not understand themselves.  They spend long and agonising hours in self-examination – they study psychology or regularly visit psychologists to arrive at a better and more profound understanding of their personality. Unfortunately, their studies only cause more confusion, sometimes even resulting in spiritual disaster. … Continue reading

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