Thursday, December 28, 2006

Colossians 3: 12-17
“Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.”

A Prayer:
Lord Jesus, I pray for your angels to be around all of us, to guard and protect us and keep us within your safety net. I pray against all evil that lurks and tempts us, Lord that you would take it all and cast it into the firey pits of hell. Lord, I pray for your guidance as we strive to be the person that you need us to be. Help us Lord to hear and read your instruction of our jobs here on earth. I pray Father God for our careers in You , Lord that you would give us the wisdom to hear your words and the ability to work them according to your will. I pray against all procrastination, that Lord, you would keep this evil source from hanging over us. I pray too that we may feel alive and awake, to be able to work well during the allocated times that you give.

Lord we know as we pray that your ears are bent towards our pleas, that in your time you will fix everything. For this, we give you praise and glory with all our thanks. We love you Lord Jesus and trust in you forever, amen.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

God gives and God takes!
He brings us into this life
Born sinners to learn about strife
He stands near with open arms
Hoping we'll ignore the tempters harms
He watches as we make our choice
As He listens for His name in our voice
He will wait for us till the very end
As to us the Holy Spirit He will send
He will give us that very last chance
In the hope that with Him we will dance
He gives us life in the hope He won't lose
So as He takes it back it's Him we must choose
Acts 17:26
"And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings."

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Dry Spell!

Phew, I'm back in the swing of writng it would seem, have exerienced a bit of a dry spell.

Why you might ask?

Well, this sort of thing happens when I allow the world to smother and drown me without asking God for help. Vicious circles of evil seem to swirl around, causing my mind to buzz with so much that I don't have time to sort my thoughts out. I'm just buzy in the head.

So, what happens then is my head is so badly clustered with nonsense which makes me feel too bothered to try and work it all out so I leave it. I get so frustrated and so tired that writing becomes a huge mission.

And then a break through, I suddenly remember to call on God and He clears my head and I feel that desire to get back to what I enjoy the most, working for Him.

Oh Father God, thank you Lord for penetrating my mind, for being in control of my life. Thank you that I can rely on You to set me free from the dilemmas of evil. Thank you Lord Jesus that You are always my saving grace. And thank you too for this honor of writing for You, to You I give all glory. Praise you Father God, in Jesus name, amen.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

In His Light!

How often do you pray for God’s will in your life, and then resort back to what you know without Him? I know I do, and then I have to go through the process of conviction, seeking forgiveness and praying once again for God to change my ways.

There have been some in my life, whom have caused unnecessary pain, which has resulted in feelings of anguish and bitterness. I have not been able to defend myself for two reasons. One, those to whom I would plead innocence would never believe in me and secondly, I find defending myself against someone else’s deceit very exhausting.

When I sit and think about all these situations, I inevitably think about them on my own, without God’s opinions, which causes triggers of anger and hatred to settle in my heart, resulting in tears of anguish and frustration. The flesh rules over the spirit all because God is not in on the thoughts.

However, when it comes to praying, I have an absolute change of heart, because the presence of my loving Father God changes my heart and allows the Holy Spirit to work as intended. It is during these times that I see the picture as God shows it to me. These forlorn helpless creatures of creation, crawling around laden with heavy chains, chains bound around them by the evil one, who has attached heavy padlocks, without keys. I see these poor souls, looking around desperately seeking escape from these hellholes, wanting to be free from the burden of sin but with no hope in their sight.

This causes much pain in my heart and my prayers come out with the utmost sincerity, prayer requests of a desire that only God could instill. I become obedient to the spirit as the desires of the flesh vanish from my heart. It is at times like this that I beg and plead with the Holy Spirit to erase all bad memories, to take all the excess Godless baggage that I hold onto, and throw it all into the burning pits of hell, to never return again. God hears my sincerity whilst I pray from my heat in His presence.

His presence causes me to feel nothing but love and compassion for these people as I pray for them and myself and ask God’s mercies upon us all. I pray that He would instill in me a forgiving heart and that He would reveal all my iniquities in order that I may seek forgiveness too. I pray for His light to be upon each one of us, that it may penetrate our beings as His light eventually shines in its brilliance out of every one of us as we surrender our all to him. This is the day, I pray about, and look forward to. Until such time, I will keep praying for God to be in my face more and more as I grow closer and closer to Him. I will keep praying that He would be there to deny the desires of my flesh as He convicts me of any impure feelings. I will keep praying that His light and His presence would cause me to be His obedient child.

It is a difficult road but for as long as I look to His light, I will be on a forward march without a need to step back.

Psalm 67:1
“God be merciful to us and bless us, And cause His face to shine upon us.”

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Put your trust in the Lord
It’s the only thing to do
You’ll feel the reward
And realize his love for you

PROV 3:5
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart”

Thank you Jesus for your love of me
You make me feel so special
It’s in your care I need to be
Cause without you I’m superficial

DEUT 7:6
“A people for Himself, a special treasure”

Jesus died for our sins
Because he loves us so
Just make sure he wins
And let your evils go

ROM 5:8
“Christ died for us”

Loving Jesus is a wonderful thing
If you let the Holy Spirit fill you up
Allow yourself the joyous sting
And get blessings to fill your cup

PSA 23:5
“My cup runs over”

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Growing Wisdom!

Had a bad day yesterday, trying to understand people and their feelings towards me. Trying to establish why they have turned against me with no apparent reasons and no offer to expose their reasons either. Trying to defend myself but instead creating a deeper hole because of their following of others lies and deciet.

You can't change a situation like this over night, but through prayer and faith in Jesus Christ, you can know that something good will come of it.

However, after speaking to my older son and explaining my heartache, he made these statements, with the wisdom of someone in the know. Firstly, you have a husband and three children that love you, what more could you ask for? Secondly, anyone that causes you such pain is not worth the ground they walk on so divorce yourself from their space, find happiness in what you have. And thirdly he gave this awesome illustration:

There's a irregular triangular shaped piece of cheese with three people standing around it. Each person has a completely different view to the other and therfore each argues about what they see. They have two choices, either they can stand and argue and only understand the cheese from their point of view, or they can step into the others spaces and try and understand their view.

What would you do?

I know that I have tried to step into their space but they have locked the access. So, as wise as my sons words are, they have not worked for me. However, I am confident beyond belief in God answering my prayers. He is an awesome and loyal God for as long as we abide within His will. I trust that in His time, He will sort this dilemma out His way.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Dry your eyes....................
.....even though you feel stress
because your life seems such a mess
Dry your eyes....................
......even though you have an aching heart
because it seems your life is falling apart
Dry your eyes....................
........even though you feel so much pain
because it seems your life is upside down again
Dry your eyes....................
........even though you feel so much doubt
because you don't know what this lifes all about
Dry your eyes....................
.........even though you feel like ending your life
because of all the endless unecessary strife
Dry your eyes....................
..........because God wants to share His love
even though you forgot to reach out to Him above!

Friday, December 08, 2006

Temporary goodbyes!

Today came about and presented reason to say goodbye for a short period, and even though its short, it hurt.

But when I think about it deeply, bringing God into the equation, He reminds me of the health we all have, the love that we share, His presence in our lives and all the blessings we have.

This causes me to realise that I have so much and that three weeks without the adoreable smiles, loving hugs and girlie talks with my daughter, is not that long at all, that it will be over sooner than I know. I believe that our times apart cause our loving bond to grow stronger. That calling on God makes us both feel safe to be apart, just knowing He is right beside both of us.

Father God, thank you for being our guardian, for filling this void in my heart with knowledge of your blesings in our lives, that you have caused me to realise that this time apart is shorter than I believe. In Jesus name I pray, amen.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Early Christmas!

We shared an early Christmas this evening with my daughter because she is going to Zimbabwe to spend her Christmas there with her dad. We gave presents and were given presents. There were lots of excited thank you's.

However, Christmas should not only be about us, it should firstly be about Jesus Christ. If it were not for His birth into this world, there would not be a Christmas, just an old testament life with no hope in everlasting life. No Godly examples to follow.

Say thanks, but say thanks to Him first, it is His birthday, not ours!

Lord Jesus, thank you for this time of year where giving becomes so desireable. I pray Lord that in giving, we give with a heart of Godliness with no expectations of receiving material gifts in return. I pray that our receiving may be in blessings from you. Amen.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Desirable desires

When Jesus preached, He expressed that your desires should be for His Father and His word. Although He does not use this word ‘desire’ carelessly, many do.

Desire means to follow, follow Jesus Christ, not the desires of our flesh. In many instances, we sway away from His word and His desire for our lives and we delve into piteous places, riddled with sin.

Evil forces display things of the world that pull us in because of their desirable packaging, all laced up and pretty to the eye and good on the nose.

However, these evil desires will land you in hellish hellholes, dark miserable places filled with dismal sinners, destined to die in their sin.

Take up desirable desires of Godliness, let Jesus Christ guide you in your desires, let Him be in control of your all. This will ensure a life destined in the heavenly places of peace, love, joy and sheer happiness.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Time is of the essence, but it might be too late!

Its that time of year where everything seems rushed, not enough time to do this and can’t go there because its too far and can’t phone them because no time to chat and can’t write that letter now because there is no time and then bang, that person goes away, away to a place that only God knows. We should have had the time!

Make time this year for those important people in your life. Allow those seemingly important issues to wait their turn whilst you share time and spread your love. You never know if you will get that chance again, so let your valuable time, be of good essence.

Ezekiel 16:8
“When I passed by you again and looked upon you, indeed your time was the time of love; so I spread My wing over you and covered your nakedness. Yes, I swore an oath to you and entered into a covenant with you, and you became mine, says the Lord God.”

Monday, December 04, 2006

Say...look what I have, not...look what I don't have!
So often, we compalain about things that we don't have and about situations that don't suit us.
I am a prime example of just this. I feel sad and complain that I am not with my boys who live in th UK, and that again for the fourth year running, I am not able to spend the holiday season with them. Then I go on about my daughter who will also be away for the third consecutive year running. And then the pain of a near 1 year anniverssary of my brothers death, also causes me to frown upon this time of year.
I am so busy frowning and compalining about how hard done by I am, I forget to look at what I do have. I should rather be giving thanks that I still have my three children, that they are all well and healthy. That I still have my wonderful husband to spend Christmas with, that I will not be alone. That my brother gave his life to Jesus just 2 hours before he died in the crash, that he is clearly waiting for his place in heaven.
So if you are reading this, take heed and acknowledge what you have, instead of looking at what yu don't have. Lets give thanks to our Almighty Lord Jesus, for His big and little blessings, blessings that we so often allow to pass us by without even a thought.

Prayer: Thank you Lord Jesus for all that you give us. For being in our lives and keeping us free from the evil perils that lurk around waiting to snatch us from your grip. Forgive us Lord for forgetting how much we have, for complaining instead of giving thanks. In Jesus name we pray, amen.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

We live in a modern day world
where evil lurks in every nook
and cranny, hiding and waiting for an
opportunity to ambush us.
But, as you choose to live your life according
to God’s will, He will be instrumental
in constructing your life in a Christ like manner,
all you need to do is obey His word and live
accordingly. Although you may still experience evil
ambushes,the blood of Jesus will protect your spirit!
Psalm 103:4
“Who redeems your life from destruction”

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Why am I supposed to love my enemies?
I still sometimes ask the same question until God reminds me of His answer. Look at it this way, we are all God’s enemies in many ways, but He still loves without condition.
We are born sinners and we continue to hurt God more than any human is ever capable of hurting us. We ignore Him, we abuse His gifts, we take credit for His works, and we follow the flesh more than the spirit and so on. We only have to deal with a few enemies in our lives, He has to deal with the whole world, imagine that?
Since I surrendered my being to God, He has changed my heart. I used to sit and think up the stormiest revenge against my enemies with my plan of attack ugly. Then God took over and wham, I have become a prayer warrior for my enemies.
When I come before God, He softens my heart and gives me compassion for those that have hurt me, He portrays them in my heart as He sees them and it causes me pain, which resorts me to sincere compassionate prayer for them. When I think my thoughts, the pain returns so I have learnt to take it to God before I start thinking on my own and it is amazing how He works within me.
Because I am able to pray for them tells me that God will answer because He above anyone knows my pain and He knows that I would not normally pray for them without His grace. So when you give your all to God, I believe that He will change your heart to love as opposed to hate, its not what you are supposed to do, its actually Him that does it for you.

Friday, December 01, 2006

What is it about?
Life is not about us, and what we can do, but rather about God, and what He can do, if we give in to Him.
Sure enough, we can work twenty-four seven and reap the financial rewards and pat ourselves on the back and claim the glory for ourselves, but can we do that forever. Just think if it were not for God, we would not even have what we have. No decent job, no car, no money, no happiness and no life. We would not be on this planet. He created us and gave us the brain that we use and without that we would be nothing.
Its not about fancy cars and an extravagant life, its about receiving Jesus, giving of yourself to Him and then receiving His blessings and His will in your life.
Let’s be fair and give Him His dues, He deserves to have our all!