Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Thanks Lord!

All I want to say tonight is thank you Lord Jesus, for answered prayer,
for showing how much you actually care!

I love you Lord and will forever follow your will for my life to the best of my ability. I will do this because I love your blessings and I just love the way in which you acknowledge and answer prayer, You are such an awesome God so great, I will always and forever praise you.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Focal Point!

I sometimes watch the Home Channel where they show renovators, designers, makeover artists, builders, DIY projects, gardening and much more.

Today I watched a slot which was all about interior design. The host talked about 'focal' points in homes, features that enhance the room in question, features that bring the room to life. She stated that without these, rooms are bare and dead. Her emphasis on 'focal' was very strong, as she instructed home owners, to take heed of this very important issue in interior decorating.

For example, she pointed out a living room with a fireplace and stated that in most homes, the fireplace becomes the 'focal' point, and this is the part that is focused on more than any other. She stressed how dressing this area would cause anyone entering to focus immediately on the fireplace and the decor surrounding it. The rest of the room would be a secondary feature.

Now my feelings are on the same theme, but I want to focus on life rather than home decor. Do you ever consider who the 'focal' point in your life is, or who it should be?

Of course, you answer should be Jesus Christ. He should be the focal point in your life, the centre attraction to whomever looks into your character. You should shine with the light of Jesus beaming out of you. You should make sure that the decor of your heart is signed by the creator and decorator of your life, our Lord Jesus Christ. Make Him the focal point of your life, you will never want or need to redecorate ever again.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Frayed or Not?

How has life treated you, have you been used and abused, to the point of being thread bare and frayed?

Or have you been looked after like a priceless piece of art, covered from dust and grime, handled with the utmost care, admired and loved with no fraying edges?

Whichever category you might fit into, God still needs to be the centre of your life. He can hold your frayed edges and offer you comfort in Him, with the promise of no more damage. Or he can even take you as the well looked after piece you are, and hold you in the highest esteem and love and admire you more than ever.

Just know that without Him, you will either fray away to nothing or be left covered and forgotten forever. Give yourself to Him, regardless of how you have been treated in life.

He is your creator and knows how to look after you better than any ever has, trust in Him!

Friday, January 26, 2007

Different Roads!

I have not been a Christian all my life and because I lived of the world, I had no problem understanding ways of the world. I just used to fit in with my social crowd with ease.

We were all smokers, used to have a couple of drinks on weekends, if there were problems within relationships divorce was a high topic of interest, we never considered going to church, prayers were a task undertaken only in a crisis and were obviously very self centered, we used to tell what we called white lies, we would take stationary from work without asking as we felt our employers owed it to us and the list goes on. It was a way of life and the only life I knew.

We did not consider ourselves bad people. We did not hurt anyone verbally or physically or damage property or swear or indulge in meaningless intimate moments. So why was there always restless feelings, dark places, fears and insecurities?

Why, because Jesus was not included, Jesus was absent from all and every moment and situation. How could there ever be light and peace without Him in the centre.

Now I live a life filled with endless peace as the Holy Spirit lives within me. I feel secure in Him, prayers are a wonderful needful part of my day, church an extremely desireable event, honesty a joy, addictions a past, all crisis handed over with ease and so on.

I have a new family in Christ whom I understand and love more than any family I ever had, and as I move closer to God, my understanding and tolerance of those still living in and of the world becomes more and more difficult. In fact, they hate what I am about and continuously slander my ways.

We're on different roads but this time I have to study the track a lot more carefully because to be obedient takes more control than being carelessly disobedient. The rewards are fruitful and there are no more dark places. In fact, living for God causes me to want to go the right way, its wonderful.

I feel happy and joyful and loved like never before. A love that only derives from our loving Father God, Jesus Christ.

Come try my road so that you too can be on track, you will never turn back, I promise!

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

How do you deal with anger, do you cause unnecessary grief?

A moment of uncontrolled anger
Can cause immense pain and grief
It can put so many in danger
All for carelessly selfish relief
But theres no need for such rage
If you ask God to take control
He will lock your anger in a cage
And put angels on constant patrol
So go on give all to God today
You will never regret this move
As you will learn in faith to pray
And want for your behaviour to improve

PROV 17:25
“A foolish son is a grief to his father”

Trust in the Lord to take your anger and bury it in the burning pits of hell, so far away from you that it can never return.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Lets pray!

Father God, thank you for this beautiful earth that you created for us to enjoy. For the green grass, the trees, the gorgeous array of flowers, the amazing wildlife of the earth and waters, the deep blue seas, the mammoth mountains and for every bit of detail that you put into everything. Thank you Lord Jesus for the love in our hearts, love that we learnt from you, love for all the beauty around us. Lord, I pray that as we awake every day, we would acknowledge the beauty around us and give thanks and praise for your wondrous works. Thank you Father for your awesome creativity and your desire to fill our view with its beauty. In Jesus name I pray, amen.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

No Pain, just Fruits!

Have you ever fasted and if so did you complete the time set out for that fast?

What sort of fast did you do, did you go the whole hog and just drink water or did you just leave something out of your diet that you would definitely miss?How long did you fast for?

Okay, enough questions and now for some answers from me.

I remember the first time I tried to fast, I failed badly with hunger pangs coming on long before necessary, I believe because my stomach knew my intentions and had to fight back. The only reason I failed though, is because I did not understand the way or benefits of fasting, how to eat without indulging in food.

Then I tired again but this time a fellow Christian had explained how it works and trust me, this particular time I did not fail, I passed.

So, if you need to know the hard and fast rules on fasting, here goes, its as easy as pie. (like the puns, ha ha.)

Firstly you set out a time and reason for the fast. Obviously it has to do with prayer so you would pray about something in your life that needs attention, or someone elses life, or your church or your country and so on.

You decide how you are going to fast, the whole way or just cut something out. Then you start and every time you feel hungry or a desire for that something you left out, you just start praying. You will be amazed how God will fill you up and take away those hunger pangs. Its as if He feeds you with His manna as you pray.

So, fasting is not painful, only fruitful.

Father God, thank you for making it possible for us to fast as we pray to you. Thank you Lord for the food you feed us as we obey you and seek your Kingdom. In Jesus name I pray, amen.

Saturday, January 20, 2007


Have you ever met a mixed up person seeking help and asking for yours, or received a call from an aquaintance saying, " Hey, I have a friend in trouble and because you have experience in prayers, I was wondering if you could help."

You answer immediately, offer compassion to that person in need or answer the aquaintance, "sure, would love to help someone in need, just give them my number, get them to call me and we will go from there."

You start helping with prayers and get your pastors and group leaders involved, give compassionate calls and visits, or you get the call and help with prayers as much as you can with a prayer chain going. Then wham, the person turns on you like a blazing fire that's been hit with gallons of petrol. You are verbally attacked and get continuous calls from this person threatening to commit suicide and other crazy things if you don't get them the help they need. Phew, its a tough one and I've been there.

However, I say phew but at the end of the day, we need not worry if we ask Jesus into our space every day. If we pray to Him and ask for the covering of His blood, He will protect us for as long as we obey His will and thank Him for being with us.

So do not fear with your loving God so near and if you feel weary, call on Him.

Friday, January 19, 2007


Have you ever been told that you look like someone famous, or you smile like that celebrity, or you have the same walk as that singer, and so on.

I have and what an honour when its someone that you have actually admired for many years.

I was at a writing workshop and I had some of my work with me to show the workshop host. We had to pair up with the person sitting next to us, and when the lady I sat next to read my work, she made the most awesome comment, a comment that I will never forget and one I will forever cherish. She said that my poetry reminded her of Helen Steiner Rice's work, what an amazing honour. I say that because all my life I have read and been in awe with her words. I just love her work and when I read her words, I can almost feel the love she had for God, the warmth in her as she radiated His love from within her. Her words were heaven sent as she obviously worked for the greatest boss ever, Jesus Christ.

I am overwhelmed that I too now am employed by the same boss as Helen had. Jesus Christ is my author, just as He was hers. So, as much as an honour as it was to have my work put in the same category as hers, it is beyond the highest honour to be employed by the same employer, my creator and heavenly Father God.

What an awesome honour!

Father God, thank you that you have included me on your payroll, for giving me the best job I could ever dream of having. Thank you Lord for the passion that you instill within me to write for you, amen.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Who do you call?
......When you're feeling like the world is closing in on you.

Who do you call?
......When things are turning upside down all around you.

Who do you call?
......When you feel that their is no more air to breathe.

Who do you call?
......When it feels like there is no turning back.

Who do you call?
......When life is just too much to bear.

Who you gonna call?

Our Master.....
.....Jesus Christ!

Call on Him and know that all your troubles He will take, whenever you call on Him!

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Compliments of the season!

Wow, seems that I have not been on this site for so long. Reason being, life has been hectic during the holiday season. My husband and I used the time to add value to our home, what a worthwhile project.

However, we never forgot why we had the holiday and I have given God all the glory for our achievements and abilities. If it were not for Him we would not be able to fulfil our desires.

So, as you start your day, never forget to pray. You will realise just how important it is to give Him your day to control and at the end give Him thanks for all, good and bad because everything that goes up or down is a learning curve.

By the way, trust you had enjoyable God blessed holidays too.